Note: My maya-gaia website is a chronicle of my passing all considered opinion through the lens
of my Nirvikalpa Samadhi with both an open-mind and healthy skepticism.
MAYA-GAIA (REAL-GAIA SITEMAP)
Bringing a Transcendent Revelation Into a Gaia Perspective
REALITY - GAIA MANIFEST OF TRANSCENDENT IMMANENCE
My major mission here is to try to bring into a Gaian context an extraordinary mystical experience - a classical Nirvikalpa Samadhi that was responsible for imbuing me with all my concerns about environmentalism. It occurred back in 1970 and at the time I was a 42-year-old guy- totally self-absorbed and pursuing a hedonistic, materialistic life style with virtually no interest, knowledge or concerns about "external" issues such as environmentalism or spirituality. The experience triggered a slow metamorphous that has evolved over the past thirty-five years, to finally raising my Gaian ethos. I am totally dedicated to supporting Gaia- conceived not as an anthropomorphic goddess but as the totality of nature- life, matter and cosmic energy as immanent manifest of a transcendent consciousness. It appears that my timing in creating the Maya-Gaia samadhi chronicles is in synchronicity with the evolution of a holistic Gaian metaparadigm that holds promise to envelope all the limited epistemological and ontological approaches to knowing that civilization has imagined over the millennia.
Here are some Maya-Gaia Samadhi Chronicle pages (originating at GeoCities in 1997) now at http://real-gaia.angelfire.com - happily hosted by Angelfire. See complete sitemap here.
My 9/11 Memorials Images and resources so We Never Forget the atrocities!
Academia Humanist Politics Examining the pervasive elitism and progressive, liberal nature of American academia and its errosive effect on our nations ability to control entitlements, revive the economy and cope with the threat of terrorism by the Islamist Jihadi.
Links for Exploring Tantra and Cannabis Connection.
Consciousness Wormhole The silver cord by which we are connected between Brahman and our phenomenal reality in samadhi functions as a consciousness wormhole with some synchronicity to string and brane theories.
Cretaceous Extinction Slideshow illustrating progressive stages of recovery of a single landscape within 50 years of the Chicxulub meteor impact.
Free Will Events in my Nirvikalpa Samadhi journey provide phenomenological evidence suggesting that our conscious reality has free will while alive in duality and is deterministic after transformation to nondual (after our bodily death or temporarily in Nirvikalpa). The aftereffect of samadhi suggests that the process of integration results from a synthesis of deterministically imbued revelation and memetics constructed via free will.
Gaia Symbol and Reality If we accept James Lovelock's Gaia Theory - what is inescapable, is that human civilization is analogous to Earth's cancer. The personal challenge then, for each of us, is to evolve from a virulent to a benign strain, by raising our environmental consciousness. Beyond the metaphor for Earth as a holistic self-regulating organism, Gaia can also be perceived as somewhat similar to the divine feminine of Daoist yang, the Hindu Shakti, Lakshmi and Devi- a manifestation of all immanent cosmic reality as well as the Sophia of the gnostics.
Such a concept is presented with qualifications in my Dual Nondual Model of Reality
Lotus Symbolism and Botanical Distinction A comprehensive review of the symbolism the sacred lotus has provided Hinduism and Buddhism since antiquity as well as sorting out the confusion regarding the botantical identification distinguishing the Egyptian "lotus" (water lily) from the true lotus of India and southeastern Asia and their diverse iconography.
The Lotus Pond Introduction about how living lotus growing in an artifical pond in an architectural landscape spontaneously raised the muse of local artists in my hometown of Stuart, Florida.
Lotus Pond Gallery Artwork by resident artists inspired by visits to a cultivated lotus pond.
Maya- Dream of Reality The notion of this universe, its heavens, hells, Mother Earth and everything within it, as a great dream dreamed by a single being in which all the dream characters are dreaming too, has in India enchanted and shaped the entire civilization. Bringing Vedic Maya into contemporary context for a
postmodern, spiritual/scientific paradigm.
Gila Wilds Synchronicity - account of a life-saving synchronicity in a wilderness misadventure.
Vishnu Dream Frontispiece to Maya-Gaia original website of symbolic illustration of Lakshmi evoking Vishnu's dream of reality- maya.
Ed Fisher Diving Adventures -accounts of some classic adventures in the early days of scuba.
Keith Reef more diving adventures to a unique site in international waters of the Med.
Ankle Injury account of a slight injury to my sural nerve that caused severe disability to my entire leg for over two months.
Native Gems Descriptions and images of some of the wildlife habitats in my locality on the Treasure Coast of Florida- all under stress of development pressure.
Tantra Links- resources for Tantra, NeoTantra and Dao sexual yoga.
Templeton Foundation Ad A promotion for a Templeton Foundation Grant for scientific collaboration of Philosophy and Physics into the nature of quantum reality.
Tribute to Patti Brown the lady to whom I owe my purpose in life- to transmit my samadhi experience.
Wikipedia Nirvikalpa my original version of Nirvikalpa article- since completely replaced in Wikipedia.
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I expect the practical effect of my particular insight on the energy already in motion will be minimal since the message has already been eloquently defined and is reaching critical mass in capturing the public imagination. I do think it can help confirm the spiritual relationship between the Gaian ideology and ultimate reality as revealed via the classical transcendence described in the perennial philosophies of Vedanta, Tao, Buddhism and Tantra. For uber-skeptics my account of my Nirvikalpa Samadhi will not advance those concepts beyond their philosophical mythos. For those whose Gaia consciousness is already raised or may seek a direct transcendent experience- my example may help illuminate their path. I also present an overview of the postmodern efforts to posit a metaparadigm synthesis of science and spirituality in my website Cosmic Consciousness- is science closing in?
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