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Movie Review – The Science of Miracles

This video/documentary is worth watching. I’ve seen it about a 4 or 5 times over the past year and have shared it with my family and a few friends. Gregg Braden does an excellent job of bringing together totally disparate information and sources to assemble really well thought out arguments and theories, that those on the path will immediately see value in. This is as much about scientific validation of age old esoteric knowledge as it is a glimpse of how science is running into esoteric brick walls and unclassifiable/“unacceptable” phenomena in its reductionist models of the universe. Gregg is a great story teller and a tireless researcher. This video is indicative of the new (not really so new) movement to bridge science and spirituality and the attempt to legitimize sacred sciences. It is good to see a mainstream effort to lay some type of public foundation for future generations in the western world.

Starring: Gregg Braden Director: Hay house;Inc. 2009, 75 minutes

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Daily Meditation Focus 8SEP2009

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A few months ago I watch a documentary on sacred science and the relationship of mind and

feeling to the world around us that I’d like to share with you. In the video, the narrator explains how he and a  very good friend of his, a native american from the US southwest, visited an ancient stone circle in the desert, so that his good friend could pray for rain. It hadn’t rained in months. They walked very, Egypt-RayofLight2very far and got to the circle,  his friend walked into the center and stood there for a minute or two and then walked out and said “Ok, let’s go”. The narrator was stunned to not see some ceremony or ritual performed and asked his friend what had happened? His friend explained, that it wasn’t about asking for rain or even some deep tribal secret, he simply imagined the feelings and smells of what it was like when it rained in his pueblo.. the mud between his toes, the feeling of rain on his skin, the smell of wet adobe, the cool dampness in the air. Later that night it rained. It rained hard and continued through to the next day.

Our relationship to the world around us and our feelings have much greater effect than great_pyramid_03is presently acknowledged. In a sense, it appears as though we have seemingly lost this knowledge or to some degree are re-acquiring it as a whole. Our relationship and understanding of prayer has gone from a deep, intuitive knowledge of ourselves and the world around us to a disconnected and often repressive and isolating experience. In regards to our journey on the path and seeing the physical experience as a mystical adventure, what is the relationship of mediation to prayer and what role do our feelings, states of mind and emotions play in these acts?

Please feel free to post any comments or feedback regarding this topic or share your meditation experience with our community in the Comments section below.

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