Childhood trauma, psychosis and schizophrenia: a literature review with theoretical and clinical implications

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"I have experience of many forms of meditation and practices for self improvement including: Transcendental meditation (TM) 12 years, Kriya Yoga 9 years, Sushila Buddhi Dharma (SUBUD) 7 years, and more recently the Sedona Method and the Course in Miracles.

The Energy Enhancement programme encapsulates and expands all of these systems, it is complete and no questions are left unanswered."







Approximately 30% of all people will experience full Nervous Breakdown at sometime in their lives, but many more percentages will experience some of the symptoms due to not being able to handle the stress of Traumatic experiences of some kind.

In Energy Enhancement we say that we are the walking wounded.

Everything traumatic which has ever happened to us is the wound and so far the wounds have not totally disabled us but they create the symptoms of unstoppable emotion - crying, depression, manicism, anger, Bi-Polar.


"When the Strings are wound up too tight, then they Snap!!" - Lord Buddha

We can only make sweet music in the world when we can handle the stress.

Only when we have Grounded all this Unstoppable Negative Energy Emotion can we safely act out all these emotions for the benefit of the People around us as eg. in the creation of Boundaries for children.

Only when all the stress is gone can we attain Illumination!!

However, finally the last wound occurs which totally breaks the back of the camel and we descend into breakdown.

Only Energy Enhancement meditation has the ability to Ground these Negative Energies and totally free us from years of stress absorption - Energy Enhancement calls it the grounding of Trauma-Formed Negative Karmic Mass..


Through the Kundalini Kriyas we learn how to Ground these Wounds. See Energy Enhancement Level One Initiation Two - The Circulation of the Energies

Through Alchemical VITRIOL we Burn up Trauma Formed negative Karmic Mass. See Energy Enhancement Level One Initiation Three - VITRIOL!!

Through the Supra Galactic Orbit of Chinese Alchemical Taoism we contact infinite Energies of the external chakras - Brighter than 10,000 Suns it shines alone!! - which can totally Burn UP!! all negativity through Samadhi and Samyama of the Raja Yoga of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali which have been used by all initiates for 5000 years - and more!! in order to acheive Illumination - FAST!! See Energy Enhancement Level One Initiation Four - SOUL CONTACT!!

So this is not some small thing...

Without the ancient techniques of Energy Enhancement Meditation it is not possible to overcome these symptoms which make normal people totally unreasonable. Indeed, these Trauma Formed Symptoms are the cause of all Your problems and all the Problems of Humanity ON THIS PLANET!!



Childhood trauma, psychosis and schizophrenia: a literature review with theoretical and clinical implications

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It is rather astounding to me that psychologists have just got it together that trauma is the cause of all psychological ailments from manicism, depression, anger and bi-polar disorder!! Below we have excerpts from a study which brings together all the latest psychological studies available in the year of 2004!! from..

J. Read1, J. van Os2,3, A. P. Morrison4,5, C. A. Ross6 1Department of Psychology, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 2Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 3Division of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, London, 4Department of Psychology, University of Manchester, Manchester, 5Psychology Services, Bolton Stafford and Trafford Mental Health Partnership, Manchester, UK and 6Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma, Richardson, TX, USA

Meditation and Spiritual Alchemy for hundreds of years have known that trauma was to cause of all psychological problems - in reality these problems are the cause of all the problems of this planet...

Techniques from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - the Raja Yoga Techniques of Samadhi and Samyama have been extant for more than 5000 years and these two techniques are the basis of transmuting the products of Trauma within the mind..

Alchemical VITRIOL has been extant for 4000 years - which started from the Taoist Masters of China and which eventually crossed the Himalayas where the same techniques became the Kundalini Kriyas as taught by Ascended Master Babji whose students are Lahiri Mahasaya, Sri Yukteswar and Paramamsa Yogananda. These same Taoist Alchemy Techniques came across the Silk Road from China to Egypt where Sufi Masters like Dun Nun the Egyptian started to teach Alchemy and The Egyptian Hermes Trismegistus taught his guided Meditation, pure Alchemy, called the Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus.

VITRIOL and the Supra-Galactic Orbit - burning up the psychic products of trauma in chakras below the base chakra - in Kundalini Chakra in the Center of the earth which Energy Enhancement Teaches  in Initiation Three of Level One - Alchemical Vitriol; and burning up the psychic products of Trauma in the Chakras above the head - which is really the same technique as Samadhi which Energy Enhancement Teaches  in Initiation Four of Level One

Further we start to remove the tough nodules of Trauma in the Seven Step Process of Energy Enhancement Level Two as Samadhi and Samyama.. The Elimination of Energy Blockages.

These Raja Yoga, Spiritual Alchemy, Kundalini Kriya Meditative techniques are the fastest and best treatments for the products of trauma which stored in the body cause all the extreme psychological symptoms talked about below. The good news is that lesser symptoms disappear also and much more quickly. The results of this Energy Enhancement meditation is Enlightenment, Illumination!! Freedom from all the problems of Life - Kaivalya!!


The studies below bring to our attention that the relationship of Trauma as the cause of all psychological problems has only just been found out by modern doctors after hundreds of years of Freud and Jung!!

The techniques for the removal of the products of trauma are just as rudimentary - as if in the dark Ages - taking about it and the anesthesiology - Ostrich Syndrome - of drugs!!

This 2004 paper says it all..

Objective: To review the research addressing the relationship of childhood trauma to psychosis and schizophrenia, and to discuss the theoretical and clinical implications.

Method: Relevant studies and previous review papers were identified via computer literature searches.

Results: Symptoms considered indicative of psychosis and schizophrenia, particularly hallucinations, are at least as strongly related to childhood abuse and neglect as many other mental health problems. Recent large-scale general population studies indicate the relationship is a causal one, with a trauma dose-effect - The more trauma, the more symptoms.

Conclusion: Several psychological and biological mechanisms by which childhood trauma increases risk for psychosis merit attention. Integration of these different levels of analysis may stimulate a more genuinely integrated bio-psycho-social model of psychosis than currently prevails. Clinical implications include the need for staff training in asking about abuse and the need to offer appropriate psychosocial treatments to patients who have been abused or neglected as children.

Prevention issues are also identified. J. Read1, J. van Os2,3, A. P. Morrison4,5, C. A. Ross6 1Department of Psychology, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 2Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 3Division of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, London, 4Department of Psychology, University of Manchester, Manchester, 5Psychology Services, Bolton Stafford and Trafford Mental Health Partnership, Manchester, UK and 6Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma, Richardson, TX, USA

Summations • Child abuse is a causal factor for psychosis and schizophrenia and, more specifically, for hallucinations, particularly voices commenting and command hallucinations. • Understanding the mechanisms by which child abuse leads to psychosis requires a genuine integration of biological and psychosocial paradigms which acknowledges that adverse events can alter brain functioning. • Researchers and clinicians should routinely ask about childhood trauma when trying to understand or assist people diagnosed as psychotic or schizophrenic.

Considerations • There are still only a small number of well-designed studies, controlling for possible confounding variables, with large samples. • The study of the mechanisms linking child abuse and psychosis is still in its infancy and requires more research to evaluate, and integrate, the theories that have recently been proposed. • Space prohibited discussion of the ideological, political and economic barriers to the social causes of psychosis being adequately addressed by clinicians, researchers and policy makers (218).


Although attention to trauma increased dramatically in the mental health community after the arrival of the post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD) diagnosis, researchers have, until recently, focussed predominantly on the relationship of trauma to non-psychotic disorders. Meanwhile, the possibility of a relationship with psychosis has been minimized, denied or ignored.

The possible reasons for this selective attention have been discussed elsewhere (1), and include rigid adherence to a rather simplistic biological paradigm, inappropriate fear of being accused of family blaming, avoidance of vicarious traumatization on the part of clinicians and researchers, and re-diagnosing from psychosis to PTSD, dissociative disorders and other non-psychotic diagnoses once abuse is discovered.

There is now substantial evidence linking child sexual abuse (CSA) and child physical abuse (CPA) to a range of mental health problems in childhood (2). Child abuse has also been shown to have a causal role in most adult disorders, including: depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, eating disorders, substance abuse, sexual dysfunction, personality disorders and dissociative disorders, as well as suicidality (3–10). Some of these problems are common in people diagnosed as schizophrenic. Moreover, child abuse is related to severity of disturbance whichever way one defines severity.

Patients subjected to CSA or CPA have earlier first admissions, longer and more frequent hospitalizations, spend longer in seclusion, receive more medication, are more likely to self-mutilate and to try to kill themselves, and have higher global symptom severity (3, 10–19). In one study, suicidality in adult out-patients was better predicted by childhood abuse than by a current diagnosis of depression (17). Studies of bipolar disorder have found child abuse and neglect to be related to earlier onset, severity of mania, number of manic episodes, clinical course and, again, higher rates of suicide attempts (13, 20, 21).

Aims of the study Despite the research summarized above, it was not until 2004 that sophisticated, large-scale studies addressed the still contentious issue of whether childhood trauma can cause psychosis. It seemed timely, therefore, to summarize and evaluate thepre-2004 literature, examine these important 2004 additions, and to identify the various theoretical and clinical implications"

Phillip Chester
I am a Change manager working directly to the Managing Directors of several fortune 500 companies.

Energy Enhancement Stage  Three is to expand the energy orbit to the centre of the earth, and to ground and burn up blockages. Blockages can be grounded and burned, and you do not have to relive traumas or even remember the source of traumas. I felt hot in my spine, some of my blockages were burned and removed, and again at the end of the meditation I felt a higher level of energy.


The clinical implications of a relationship between Trauma, childhood trauma and psychosis seem obvious.

A range of effective, evidence-based psychosocial treatments for psychosis are available (155, 156, 190–199). They should be made available to everyone diagnosed psychotic, including, perhaps especially, those who have been traumatized as children (141).

It is possible, as recently found in a large, multi-centre study of chronic depression (200), that psychological approaches are more effective than medication for psychotic people who suffered childhood trauma. Some researchers are beginning to tease out what interventions may be particularly helpful for people who experience psychosis and have suffered child abuse (33, 201–203), including, for some, a group approach (123, 204, 205).

Not everyone will need or want psychotherapy. For some, simply making a connection between their life history and their previously incomprehensible symptoms may have a significant therapeutic effect (206).

Assessment - 2004 First, however, we must move beyond ideologically based presuppositions and learn to ask people with psychotic complaints about trauma.

The majority of sexual or physical abuse cases remain unidentified by mental health staff, in both child and adult psychiatric services (18, 51, 53, 56, 57, 63, 77, 85, 133, 207–209). The identification of neglect and psychological abuse appears to be no better (210).

CSA in particular is frequently kept secret, from everyone, for years (99).

A New Zealand study found that the average time it took women to tell another human being about having being sexually abused as a child was 16 years (133). Patients are unlikely to spontaneously disclose abuse, particularly sexual abuse, to mental health staff (1, 51–53). We therefore have an obligation to ask.

The few studies that have investigated the response of mental health services to disclosures of abuse suggest that our response is frequently inadequate, specifically in terms of offering information, support or treatment, or considering reporting to legal or protection agencies (53, 72, 211, 212).

People diagnosed psychotic or schizophrenic are particularly unlikely to receive a therapeutic response (53, 211, 212) and are particularly unlikely to be asked about abuse in the first place, especially by psychiatrists or staff with strong biogenetic aetiological beliefs (53, 207, 209).

All mental health services should establish policy guidelines for how and when to ask about trauma in general, including child abuse. In the absence of staff training, however, such policies seem to be relatively ineffective (51, 53, 209, 213).

One such training programme has been running for several years in New Zealand (53). A recent evaluation has demonstrated its effectiveness, except in one domain: its ability to attract psychiatrists to the training sessions (213). Prevention Finally, if we look beyond our research and our clinical practice there are some important broader implications. How much money would be saved by providing timely, appropriate help for child abuse survivors (psychotic or otherwise) in the mental health system? (214)

Recent reviewers have argued that schizophrenia, being as socially based as other mental health problems, is just as preventable (215). A recent study has shown that an environmental enrichment programme at age 3–5 years reduced schizotypal personality scores in early adulthood (216).

Postscript Just prior to going to press the largest study to date was published (217). This retrospective survey of 17337 Californians found, for both men and women, that CPA, CSA, childhood emotional abuse, and several other adverse childhood events, all significantly increased the risk of hallucinations. The study also confirmed the dose–response findings reported above. After controlling for substance abuse, gender, race and education, those who had experienced the greatest number of types of adverse events in childhood were 4.7 times more likely to have experienced hallucinations.

We concur with the researchers conclusions that our data and those of others suggest that a history of child maltreatment should be obtained by health care providers with patients who have a current or past history of hallucinations. This is important because the effects of childhood and adulthood trauma are treatable and preventable. …Finding such a trauma-symptom or trauma-illness association may be an important factor in making a diagnosis, treatment plan, and referral and may help patients by lessening their fear, guilt or shame about their possibly having a mental illness (p. 806).

The rudimentary techniques of psychology and their total ineffectiveness can be understood through the treatment of Woody Allen over many tens of years!!












Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Nervous Breakdown







Approximately 30% of all people will experience full Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Nervous Breakdown at sometime in their lives, but many more percentages will experience some of the symptoms due to not being able to handle the stress of Traumatic experiences of some kind.

In Energy Enhancement we say that we are the walking wounded.

Everything traumatic which has ever happened to us is the wound and so far the wounds have not totally disabled us but they create the symptoms of unstoppable emotion - crying, depression, manicism, anger.


Only when we have Grounded all this Unstoppable Negative Energy Emotion can we safely act out all these emotions for the benefit of the People around us as eg. in the creation of Boundaries for children. Only when all the stress is gone can we attain Illumination!!

However, finally the last wound occurs which totally breaks the back of the camel and we descend into breakdown.

Only Energy Enhancement meditation has the ability to Ground these Negative Energies and totally free us from years of stress absorption - Energy Enhancement calls it the grounding of Trauma-Formed Negative Karmic Mass..


Through the Kundalini Kriyas we learn how to Ground these Wounds. See Energy Enhancement Level One Initiation Two - The Circulation of the Energies

Through Alchemical VITRIOL we Burn up Trauma Formed negative Karmic Mass. See Energy Enhancement Level One Initiation Three - VITRIOL!!

Through the Supra Galactic Orbit of Chinese Alchemical Taoism we contact infinite Energies of the external chakras - Brighter than 10,000 Suns it shines alone!! - which can totally Burn UP!! all negativity through Samadhi and Samyama of the Raja Yoga of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali which have been used by all initiates for 5000 years - and more!! in order to acheive Illumination - FAST!! See Energy Enhancement Level One Initiation Four - SOUL CONTACT!!

So this is not some small thing...

Without the ancient techniques of Energy Enhancement Meditation it is not possible to overcome these symptoms which make normal people totally unreasonable. Indeed, these Trauma Formed Symptoms are the cause of all the problems ON THIS PLANET!!

After a many traumatic experiences from child to adolescent to grown up, it’s normal to feel frightened, sad, anxious, and disconnected. Usually, as time passes, the upset fades and you start to enjoy life again. But sometimes the trauma you experienced is so overwhelming that you find that you can’t move on. You feel stuck with painful memories that don’t fade and a constant sense of danger and so become uncontrollably filled with fear, angry, depressed or manic .

If you went through a traumatic experience and are having trouble getting back to your regular life, reconnecting to others, and feeling safe again, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). When you have PTSD, it can seem like you’ll never get over what happened or feel normal again. But help is available—and you are not alone. If you are willing to seek treatment, reach out to others for support, and work on developing new coping skills, you will be able to overcome the symptoms of PTSD and move on with your life.


What is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

Wendy’s Story
Three months ago, Wendy was in a major car accident. She sustained only minor injuries, but two friends riding in her car were killed. At first, the accident seemed like just a bad dream. Then Wendy started having nightmares about it. Now, the sights and sounds of the accident haunt her all the time.

Wendy has trouble sleeping at night, and during the day she feels irritable and on edge. She jumps whenever she hears a siren or screeching tires, and she avoids TV programs that might show a car chase or accident scene. Wendy also avoids driving whenever possible, and refuses to go anywhere near the site of the crash.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that can develop following a traumatic event that threatens your safety or makes you feel over angry, depressed or  helpless.

Most people associate PTSD with battle–scarred soldiers–and military combat is the most common cause in men–but any overwhelming life experience can trigger PTSD, especially if the event feels unpredictable and uncontrollable.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect anyone; those who personally experience the catastrophe, those who witness it, and those who pick up the pieces afterwards, including emergency workers and law enforcement officers. It can even occur in the friends or family members of those who went through the actual trauma as they absorb the energy blockages of the victim. If you have the ability to absorb Energy Blockages from others then you need the further ability to ground those blockages - This is Energy Enhancement!!

PTSD develops differently from person to person from childhood to grown up. While the symptoms of PTSD most commonly develop in the hours or days following the traumatic event, it can sometimes take weeks, months, or even years before they appear. And when the symptoms appear - and everyone who does not meditate has these symptoms, these symptoms appear to be normal. Only the very affected are noticed.

Traumatic events that can lead to PTSD include:

Natural disasters or being thrown out of your house due to financial disasters or the experience of almost dying due to pollution
Car or plane crashes
Terrorist attacks
Sudden death of a loved one or being dumped
Rape and Torture and caning - being abusively punished in schools or physical or sexual abuse by your spouse or boss in the work environment
Sexual abuse in or out of the family. Molestation and physical abuse or taking Drugs
Childhood trauma abuse or neglect

No difference between PTSD and a normal response to trauma
The traumatic events that lead to post-traumatic stress disorder are usually so overwhelming and frightening that they would upset anyone. Following a traumatic event, almost everyone experiences at least some of the symptoms of PTSD. When your sense of safety and trust are shattered, it’s normal to feel crazy, disconnected, or numb. It’s very common to have bad dreams, feel fearful or numb, and find it difficult to stop thinking about what happened. These are normal reactions to abnormal events.

For most people, however, these symptoms become ameliorated. They may last for several days or even weeks or years, but the intense symptoms gradually lift. However ameliorated these symptoms become, symptoms still remain in everyone, some more intense than others. Usually it is just power and money which allow these, "Eccentricities" to be ignored. But if you are a poor worker, usually you have to manage by ignoring or hiding your symptoms.

Energy Enhancement teaches you how to Ground those Negative Energies Fast!! This is the way in which Enlightened Masters can recover from Traumatic Events more quickly than normal people. They have learned how to Ground the Negative Energies!!

If you have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the symptoms don’t decrease. You don’t feel a little better each day. In fact, you may start to feel worse.

The normal symptoms of trauma becomes PTSD when you become stuck
After a traumatic experience, the mind and the body are in shock. But as you make sense of what happened and process your emotions, through a natural grounding of negative energies you come out of it. With post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), however, you remain in psychological shock. Your memory of what happened and your feelings about it are disconnected. In order to move on, it’s important to face and feel your memories and emotions and ground them.

Signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can arise suddenly, gradually, or come and go over time. Sometimes symptoms appear seemingly out of the blue. At other times, they are triggered by something that reminds you of the original traumatic event, such as a noise, an image, certain words, or a smell.
While everyone experiences PTSD, and its symptoms, it only become noticeable when the symptoms become a problem. There are many types of symptoms: They only become PTSD when the symptoms become noticeable.

Re-experiencing the traumatic event
Avoiding reminders of the trauma
Increased anxiety and emotional arousal
Symptoms of PTSD: Re-experiencing the traumatic event
Intrusive, upsetting memories of the event
Flashbacks (acting or feeling like the event is happening again)
Nightmares (either of the event or of other frightening things)
Feelings of intense distress when reminded of the trauma
Intense physical reactions to reminders of the event (e.g. pounding heart, rapid breathing, nausea, muscle tension, sweating)
Symptoms of PTSD: Avoidance and numbing help in control of populations
Avoiding activities, places, thoughts, or feelings that remind you of the trauma - the ostrich syndrome of not wanting to know
Inability to remember important aspects of the trauma and so living in the La La land world of illusion
Loss of interest in activities and life in general like a kind of sleep whereas illumination is to be permanently awake
Feeling detached from others and emotionally numb
Sense of a limited future - fear of the future (you don’t expect to live a normal life span, get married, have a career be optimistic)
Symptoms of PTSD: Increased anxiety and emotional arousal
Difficulty falling or staying asleep
Irritability or outbursts of Anger, Manic Depression and inability to Love or show willpower
Difficulty concentrating and easily led and lied to
Hypervigilance (on constant “red alert”)
Feeling jumpy and easily startled
Other common symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder
Anger and irritability, depression, manicism and an inability to love or have any willpower
Guilt, shame, or self-blame
Substance abuse and sexual addiction
Feelings of mistrust and betrayal
Depression and hopelessness
Suicidal thoughts and feelings
Feeling alienated and alone
Physical aches and pains

Symptoms of PTSD in children and adolescents
In children—especially those who are very young—the symptoms of PTSD can be different than the symptoms in adults. Symptoms in children include:

Fear of being separated from parent
Losing previously-acquired skills (such as toilet training)
Sleep problems and nightmares without recognizable content
Somber, compulsive play in which themes or aspects of the trauma are repeated
New phobias and anxieties that seem unrelated to the trauma (such as a fear of monsters).
Acting out the trauma through play, stories, or drawings.
Aches and pains with no apparent cause
Irritability and aggression

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) causes and risk factors
While it’s impossible to predict who will develop strong symptoms of PTSD in response to trauma, there are certain risk factors that increase your vulnerability. Everyone has been traumatised and exhibits symptoms. When the stress becomes bigger and longer, the symptoms also increase. Only those who can ground the negative energies due to meditation can reduce the symtoms and the negative karmic mass.

Many risk factors revolve around the nature of the traumatic event itself. Traumatic events are more likely to cause PTSD when they involve a severe threat to your life or personal safety: the more extreme and prolonged the threat, the greater the risk of developing PTSD in response. Intentional, human-inflicted harm—such as rape, assault, and torture— also tends to be more traumatic than “acts of God” or more impersonal accidents and disasters. The extent to which the traumatic event was unexpected, uncontrollable, and inescapable also plays a role.

Other risk factors for PTSD include:
Previous traumatic experiences, especially in early life
Family history of PTSD or depression
History of physical or sexual abuse
History of substance abuse
History of depression, anxiety, or another mental illness
High level of stress in everyday life
Lack of support after the trauma
Lack of coping skills like the
Grounding of Negative Energies, Alchemical VITRIOL and Meditation.

Getting help for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
If you suspect that you or a loved one has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it’s important to seek help right away. The sooner PTSD is confronted, the easier it is to overcome. If you’re reluctant to seek help, keep in mind that PTSD is not a sign of weakness, and the only way to overcome it is to confront what happened to you and learn to accept it as a part of your past. This process is much easier with the guidance and support of an experienced therapist or doctor.

It’s only natural to want to avoid painful memories and feelings. But if you try to numb yourself and push your memories away, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will only get worse. You can’t escape your emotions completely – they emerge under stress or whenever you let down your guard – and trying to do so is exhausting. The avoidance will ultimately harm your relationships, your ability to function, and the quality of your life.

Meditation has been used for years to Ground people of ALL their stress and symptoms and thus reach the state of Illumination.


Why Should I Seek Help for PTSD?
Early treatment is better. Symptoms of PTSD may get worse. Dealing with them now might help stop them from getting worse in the future. Finding out more about what treatments work, where to look for help, and what kind of questions to ask can make it easier to get help and lead to better outcomes.
Meditation and Initiation Three of Energy Enhancement - The Grounding of negative Energies can Speed up the removal of Stress and Negative Energy.

PTSD symptoms can change family life. PTSD symptoms can get in the way of your family life. You may find that you pull away from loved ones, are not able to get along with people, or that you are angry or even violent. Getting help for your PTSD can help improve your family life.
PTSD can be related to other health problems. PTSD symptoms can worsen physical health problems. For example, a few studies have shown a relationship between PTSD and heart trouble. By getting help for your PTSD you could also improve your physical health.

Treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Treatment for PTSD relieves symptoms by helping you deal with the trauma you’ve experienced. Rather than avoiding the trauma and any reminder of it, you’ll be encouraged in treatment to recall and process the emotions and sensations you felt during the original event. In addition to offering an outlet for emotions you’ve been bottling up, treatment for PTSD will also help restore your sense of control and reduce the powerful hold the memory of the trauma has on your life.

Meditation and Initiation Three of Energy Enhancement - The Grounding of negative Energies can Speed up the removal of Stress and Negative Energy. In meditation for PTSD, you’ll:

Explore your thoughts and feelings about the trauma
Work through feelings of guilt, self-blame, and mistrust
Learn how to cope with and control intrusive memories
Address problems PTSD has caused in your life and relationships
Types of treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for PTSD and trauma involves carefully and gradually “exposing” yourself to thoughts, feelings, and situations that remind you of the trauma. Therapy also involves identifying upsetting thoughts about the traumatic event–particularly thoughts that are distorted and irrational—and replacing them with more balanced picture.
Family therapy. Since PTSD affects both you and those close to you, family therapy can be especially productive. Family therapy can help your loved ones understand what you’re going through. It can also help everyone in the family communicate better and work through relationship problems.
Medication. Medication is sometimes prescribed to people with PTSD to relieve secondary symptoms of depression or anxiety. Antidepressants such as Prozac and Zoloft are the medications most commonly used for PTSD. While antidepressants may help you feel less sad, worried, or on edge, they do not treat the CAUSES of PTSD they merely put concrete over the fulminating seed of anger, which tries to burst forth!!
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR incorporates elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy with eye movements or other forms of rhythmic, left-right stimulation, such as hand taps or sounds. Eye movements and other bilateral forms of stimulation are thought to work by “unfreezing” the brain’s information processing system, which is interrupted in times of extreme stress, leaving only frozen emotional fragments which retain their original intensity. Once EMDR frees these fragments of the trauma, they can be integrated into a cohesive memory and processed.
Meditation and Initiation Three of Energy Enhancement - The Grounding of negative Energies - Processing which can Speed up the removal of Stress and Negative Energy.

Finding a therapist for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
When looking for a therapist for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), seek out mental health professionals who specialize in the treatment of trauma and PTSD. You can start by asking your doctor if he or she can provide a referral, however, he or she may not know therapists with experience treating trauma. You may also want to ask other trauma survivors for recommendations, or call a local mental health clinic, psychiatric hospital, or counseling center.

Beyond credentials and experience, it’s important to find a PTSD therapist who makes you feel comfortable and safe, so there is no additional fear or anxiety about the treatment itself. Trust your gut; if a therapist doesn’t feel right, look for someone else. For therapy to work, you need to feel respected and understood.

Meditation and Initiation Three of Energy Enhancement - The Grounding of negative Energies can Speed up the removal of Stress and Negative Energy without any intervention by a therapist.


Only when all the stress is gone can we attain Illumination!!











Help for veterans with PTSD
If you’re a U.S. veteran suffering from PTSD or trauma, you can turn to your local VA hospital or Vet Center for help. Vet Centers offer free counseling to combat veterans and their families.

by email or by phone at (410) 825-8888 ext. 203.

Self-help and support for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a gradual, ongoing processing. Healing doesn’t happen overnight, nor do the memories of the trauma ever disappear completely. This can make life seem difficult at times. But there are many things you can do to cope with residual symptoms and reduce your anxiety and fear.

Reach out to others for support
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can make you feel disconnected from others. You may be tempted to withdraw from social activities and your loved ones. But it’s important to stay connected to life and the people who care about you. Support from other people is vital to your recovery from PTSD, so ask your close friends and family members for their help during this tough time.

Also consider joining a support group for survivors of the same type of trauma you went through. Support groups for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can help you feel less isolated and alone. They also provide invaluable information on how to cope with symptoms and work towards recovery. If you can’t find a support group in your area, look for an online group.

Avoid alcohol and drugs
When you’re struggling with the difficult emotions and traumatic memories, you may be tempted to self-medicate and anaesthetise with alcohol or drugs. But while alcohol or drugs may temporarily make you feel better, they make post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) worse in the long run. Substance use worsens many symptoms of PTSD, including emotional numbing, social isolation, anger, and depression. It also interferes with treatment and can add to problems at home and in your relationships.

Challenge your sense of helplessness
Overcoming your sense of helplessness is key to overcoming post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Trauma leaves you feeling powerless and vulnerable. It’s important to remind yourself that you have strengths and coping skills that can get you through tough times.

One of the best ways to reclaim your sense of power is by helping others: volunteer your time, give blood, reach out to a friend in need, or donate to your favorite charity. Taking positive action directly challenges the sense of helplessness that contributes to trauma.

Positive ways of coping with PTSD:
Learn about trauma and PTSD.
Join a PTSD support group
Practice relaxation and meditation techniques
Confide in a person you trust
Spend time with positive people
Avoid alcohol and drugs
Meditation and Initiation Three of Energy Enhancement - The Grounding of negative Energies can Speed up the removal of Stress and Negative Energy - fast!!

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the family
If a loved one has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it’s essential that you take care of yourself and get extra support. PTSD can take a heavy toll on the family if you let it. It can be hard to understand why your loved one won’t open up to you – why he or she is less affectionate and more volatile. It can happen at any time. The symptoms of PTSD can also result in job loss, substance abuse, and other stressful problems.

Letting your family member’s PTSD dominate your life while ignoring your own needs is a surefire recipe for burnout. In order to take care of your loved one, you first need to take care of yourself. It’s also helpful to learn all you can about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The more you know about the symptoms and treatment options, the better equipped you'll be to help your loved one and keep things in perspective.

Helping a loved one with PTSD
Be patient and understanding. Getting better takes time, even when a person is committed to treatment for PTSD. Be patient with the pace of recovery and offer a sympathetic ear. A person with PTSD may need to talk about the traumatic event over and over again. This is part of the healing process, so avoid the temptation to tell your loved one to stop rehashing the past and move on.
Try to anticipate and prepare for PTSD triggers. Common triggers include anniversary dates; people or places associated with the trauma; and certain sights, sounds, or smells. If you are aware of what triggers may cause an upsetting reaction, you’ll be in a better position to offer your support and help your loved one calm down.
Don’t take the symptoms of PTSD personally. Common symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) include emotional numbness, anger, and withdrawal. If your loved one seems distant, irritable, or closed off, remember that this may not have anything to do with you or your relationship.
Don’t pressure your loved one into talking. It is very difficult for people with PTSD to talk about their traumatic experiences. For some, it can even make things worse. Never try to force your loved one to open up. Let the person know, however, that you’re there when and if he or she wants to talk.





Better out than in!!





Anna Visiting Iguassu Falls January 2011

Anna's Energy Enhancement Course Report 22nd February 2011

I never realized the power of blockages until a couple of weeks prior to coming on this course. As my departure date came closer the blockages began to show themselves in greater intensity. They showed themselves in every aspect of my relationships with all around me. They invaded my thoughts, my emotions and my actions. Creating statements not only in my head but also voiced statements which I knew were not really what I deeply felt about me and the reasons why the course was important to me. I wanted to be rid of these blockages they were holding me back from my Path. They were preventing further advancement, they wanted to hold me were I was, the blockages were happy with their life in me. I knew that I needed to travel away from my own reality to have undisturbed time, devoted time, with out distraction to be able to work on these deep seated blockages. As soon as I got on the airplane the blockages fell silent, they tried to hide even deeper inside of me hoping that they would not be discovered.

When the work began, the blockages would try to distract me in every way possible. Creating illusions in my mind and procrastination, I’ll do it later, I don’t need to do this now, I’ll read, dream, sleep anything but settle down to do the meditation required to deal with a particular aspect of the blockages. Slowly the work reached into the deeper levels of my subconscious and I could look at the different effects that particular blockages had upon how I responded to certain situations, repeated patterns of behavior that I had been trying to break using other spiritual methods I knew.

Deeper and deeper I travel into my subconscious and the benefits I received back became deeper and deeper. I recover my inner sense of joy and happiness which I had not felt for a while. Life can beat you down every now and again and I had few tools to be able to restore my inner joy and inner happiness. My internal smile returned.

As the Initiations progressed so did my internal peace. As I was reaching the end of Initiation 3, which took a lot of time, dedication and bloody mindedness I received several amazing gifts from Spirit, from the Divine Love that we all crave for. I had three distinct experiences.

The first one was of a downloading nature; I had gone to lie down after a particularly challenging meditation, I had placed my newly acquired large quartz crystal on my heart chakra. I realized that time had passed but not how long and when I came to I found it difficult to move my arms and legs, my body was so heavy, my palm chakras were shining so brightly, I felt as if crystals had been implanted, energy flowed down my forearms, down my legs. I had been out for just over an hour. I felt as if I had been floating, somewhere else, not completely sure of where or what had been happening, but I felt so good, so blessed, so loved. It took me a few hours to fully integrate back into my physical body.

The next gift happened the shortly after. I got up but was having great difficulty in waking up, my mind just wanted to go back to sleep. I forced myself to attend breakfast and after it was decided that I should go back to sleep for a while. I fell into a deep sleep for 3 hours and awoke remembering in full detail the contents of the most amazing dream I have ever experienced. I was dreaming in three different realities. I knew I was asleep in the physical sense; I was also asleep in my dream and also walking about. I knew in my dream that I was asleep in both realities. At some point during my physical sleep I turned onto my back, all that happened next was whilst I was asleep.

I began to realize that my occipital was hurting; hurting like it had never hurt before. I felt a loving hand gently stroke the right side of my face, tears rolled down my face in both my dream and in reality. Tears created by the loving compassionate touch that I received. I only saw the hand. I had blazing white light fill my mind and time had no meaning. This happened several times during the dream sequence. I knew I was asleep in the physical world and I knew I was asleep in my dream world.

I moved from the room that I was asleep in, in my dream world, to a space that was occupied by Satchi and Devi. They were cleaning, Devi on her hands and knees cleaning the floor around where I sat on a reclining chair. In through the French window to my left I saw a black Mother cat come into the room followed by three little fuzzy black balls, her kittens. I said to Satchi the cats have got in. In a very loving voice Satchi says to me ´She is feeding; make sure you get her out´. It was as if the cat was just looking for somewhere safe to feed her kittens. I got up from the chair and walked down a corridor and shushed the cats out, Satchi said you might wanted to have a look in this room and I entered a totally baby pink room, the floor, ceiling and walls baby pink in color. The only thing in the room was a large mirror which Satchi had been cleaning grease marks off of.

I then return to the room in which I am asleep in my dream and I find Devi cleaning the floor around me. She knew I was asleep. She is not happy with the way the floor had turned out and she is complaining about using too much liquid to clean the floor. It was as if the floor had been bleached in parts. I wake up in my dream and find that she has left a cloth, some salts and a large quartz crystal on the floor beside me. I pick up the crystal to investigate what she has left and return all in the same place as I found it.

Before returning to the physical world I became aware of the pain in both my palms and I turn to look at my right palm and find a clear quartz crystal has been placed into my palm chakra. I also have a pain in my left palm but not to the same intensity. Upon waking I realize that I have had my right hand in the receiving position, palm upwards by my head and my left hand in the releasing position, palm downwards facing towards my feet.

At some point in my dream I did think Satchi what have you done to me and could you turn down the intensity please but I also know that you only receive what you can cope with. I woke up feeling refreshed, amazed and a little bit in awe of what I had just experienced. The number three had already been present in my mediations and I immediately understood that the cat and her kittens were blockages trying to return. I also understood that Satchi and Devi had both been working hard to help me clean my body, soul and chakras.

My third out of this world experience happened towards the end of completing Initiation Four of Level Two. Just before the meditation came to an end I was propelled upwards, higher than I have ever been before. It was as if my Antahkarana had become a space ship, higher and higher I went. I was taken to an outcrop, a landing platform with mountains all around.

In the centre of the circular disc was a lit candle. With out hesitation I walked straight in to the burning candle. As soon as I did this the candle changed into a golden circular chamber with beautiful lattice grills all around. A door opened and people began to walk in to the chamber. I thought who are they? But the image quickly changed and they lay down all around me in an eight pointed shape with their feet towards me. They had turned into golden skeletons. I was raised higher, spinning, turning in a clockwise direction with rainbow light showering down upon me.

Satchi advised me to return to this place to ask where I had gone to, what was the name of this place? What was the reason I was taken there? What was the next step in my path? When I returned the next day I was shown several different levels as I was taken higher and higher. At one stage I was shown an Angel looking in a book, I had the impression that she was checking to see if my name was there.

As I arrived at the next level I began to see Satchi look-alikes, several men with long white beards and wearing glasses. I had been asking my questions and the images changed to a long road, a highway spreading out before me. As I began to travel along the highway, cars came and went in both directions. Sitting on the highway barriers, on both sides of the highway, I saw people. The souls of people also traveling the path or people waiting to helped along their soul path?

I have had many other experiences whilst here, feelings of great gratitude and forgiveness towards family members, towards friends both past and present, towards my self in this present life and towards myself in past lives. I have felt things make sense, a sort of order restored within, a newly found strength of balance. New tools to help me deal with what life can throw at me. I feel that I am able to love myself more than before. I have felt supported, physically, emotionally and spiritually by Satchi and Devi. I have felt their compassion and the compassion of the Divine Universal love for all.



Satchidanand's Energy Enhancement Course Report on Anna, Updated 25th February 2011 - Including a few of the Teachings and Experiences received by Anna on the Course

Anna came to Iguassu for a One Month Two Level Energy Enhancement Course. She is the Loving wife of one of our previous students and mother of two strapping Irish sons. She has been involved in Shaman training and now teaches how to make shamanic drums in workshops worldwide.

We all have psychic powers. Normally they have so little energy powering them that they do not work properly - As we "Powered UP!" all of the psychic powers in Energy Enhancement Level One - Anna  started to "see" (Psychic Vision is always one of the first "Siddhis" to arrive in Energy Enhancement) She had the experience of Blockages above the head in the chakras above the head which she "Saw" as the inability to create the antahkarana higher than the Logos chakra, preventing her ascent of the Antahkarana.

In association of the information on the Omphallos Stone (See the Energy Enhancement Book, "Super Energy and Sacred Symbols") - captured in its "Argenon" or "Snake basket" from Delphi and the dark, "Pythonesses" the divinatory priestesses of the Delphi Cult  which covered the whole Mediterranean and through Plutarch, the then head of the order, became one of the state religions of Rome through Augustus Caesar in his meeting with them in Capri. She investigated the, "Cave of the Snakes" which she found in the  spine in the Sacral Region and worked on three Viper Snake energy blockages which she found there - from past lifetimes in these organisations.

As we move on into Energy Enhancement Level Two, - The Elimination of Energy Blockages - all these blockages we have seen will have to go!!

Anna has been talking of looking and feeling much better now, so I suppose we will have to have the, "After" picture to follow the, "Before" one above.

As Anna was working on the Energy Blockages above the head using the Seven Step Process of level 2 she found incredible energy intensity as she grounded and sent up Energy Blockages implanted into her Antahkarana many lifetimes ago.

She said, "but you did not tell me about the intensity of the Energy before I came" and this is what I wrote to her husband by email..

Anna is Working on the Fourth Level and above of the Seven step process.

She said, "You didn't tell me it would be this intense!"

I say that its like this the very first time. Growing pains. It will not be like that again.

All we are doing is increasing our abilities to handle the highest flux densities of energy.

The end of the process is that we become Ascended Masters.

To do this we have to study with someone at a higher level.

Its all very well working on the things we can do easily.

But in order to progress, we need to work on the things at a higher level.

More on the edge.

In chess, "we can only improve by playing a better opponent". (From The Guy Ritchie Movie, "Revolver", First Cut, where the whole movie is about removing all the sub personalities of the Ego)

Its what Castaneda calls, "The Perfect Enemy"

Long may it continue from that place of, "No Fear"

Anna has removed blockages from above the head, below the base and is now working on the blockages within the body. Base Chakra, Money, sex, security, fear, Base Chakra energy connections with other people.
As she says, "The Three F's Fear, Food and Fucking". And as she was working on these areas she was getting the past life experiences where these blockages were formed.

Energy Enhancement works on the, "Need to Know" basis. Most of the stuff we do not need to know, and this stuff just gets grounded. But sometimes there is something which our Soul wants us to know. These are the visions which are shown to us all the way through the Energy Enhancement Course.

And in Energy Enhancement it is the Soul who is in charge of the  Course. Not Me. Not the Anna personality, but that Soul infused Personality who is in the process of throwing out all the other Dark Sub-Personalities, connected to the dark side, infused with trauma caused negative Karmic mass. This process is just that symbolised by the Bhagavad Gita where Arjuna represents the Pandava White Angels inside a human being and The Kaurava family represents the Dark Angels within a human being. The war between the two of them represents the process of purification of the Energy Enhancement course where our student will ground and heal all the Energy Blockages before absorbing them back into the Soul where they all become ONE! There can only be ONE!!


As she was working on some of the childish sub personalities created in every family where there is competition and jealousy for the love and attention of the parents from every sibling, she had tremendous intensity of energy in the Visshuddhi throat chakra moving down into the Heart chakra particularly in the Mental Aura of the heart Chakra.

"The energy was so intense", she said, "But I was in that space of No-Mind and it was not me doing the work. Everything was ready for this great operation and It was being Done for me and as I sat for  an Hour!! (I have never ever been able to sit for  anything like that length of time before) so the whole mass of deep dark energy blockages were cleared out of the region. The result was that someone, Shiva, Lakshmi, Krishna, opened  up all the minor chakras in my body, shining in my hand chakras and brow chakra and I felt all the meridians flowing with the light. Wow!!

After that I had a go at the triangle of Chakras within the head. The functioning triangle of Sahasrara Ray One of Purpose and Will connected with the light of the Central Spiritual Sun above the head of Intuition, Alta Major Center at the occipital base of the Skull Ray Two of Love connected with the energies beaming out of the left eye, and Ajna Brow Chakra Ray Three of the Intellect connected with the energies beaming out of the right eye and the connections between them.

Removing the Energy Blockages in this region caused me the next day to be blinded by the light emanating from the psychic body of Satchidanand during our regular daily talks. Every day I see his  Aura glowing bright white, but today it was so brilliant I could barely watch him. I suppose I will have to wear sun glasses!!

I told him that it was only the preparation of previous courses on the Shamanka Shamanic path which had given me enough purity and strength to continue the Energy Enhancement Process. He told me that great masters will not meet with normal people as the radiant energy of the master will be too much for the normal student and will, "Blow them out". The Radiant Light, The Buddhafield of Masters will, "cast out" the energy blockages of the student. Usually the  Energy Blockages will talk to the students to Go from the Ashram before that can happen by creating bad thoughts and resentment over anything to do with the Master or the Ashram. Thus they are, "Blown Out". Great Masters will only meet with their disciples who have proven able to take the energies..

Before I came on the Energy Enhancement Course. For two weeks before it I was in the state of incredible fear. All my blockages were afraid, jumping up and down and trying to get me not to come. I was in an incredible state just before I had to get on the plane but I knew what was going on. I knew I had to defeat these energy blockages and now I am here I would never not have come. The course has just blown me away!!

Thus Satchidanand says, "You have been looking all over the World to find One Master who is Genuine. Me, I've been looking all my life for a genuine Student" We need to know that we are on the path of increasing that studentness inside of us. For this, normally we need some previous spiritual path before meeting a genuine Master. Only a genuine student can become enlightened.

Osho had a student in Germany who wrote to everyone to say that he was Enlightened. Osho knew he was not and so asked him to come to meet him again. When he came he said, "I don't know what happened. When I was in Germany I was Enlightened. But now I am here suddenly  it has gone from me and I am back in the same unenlightened state." But then he want back to Germany and again he was writing everyone to say he was enlightened again.

There are many people alive in the world like Hitler and Stalin who are the cause of all the problems in the World.

There are many Charlatans in the World. Milarepa visited one before he found his real Master and became  Enlightened. Milarepa became one of the greatest saints in Tibet and the thousand songs of Milarepa are still sung in Tibet. But before he went on the Path of Light, Milarepa practised to become a Black Magician so he had some previous spiritual training.  He came to a monastery on the banks of one of the deepest and coldest lakes in the Himalayas. The Master there said, "Just chant my name and you will be able to do anything!!"

One of the defining traits of a Student is faith. People who are cynical would say naivety. Whatever we call it, this trait is necessary. To believe that one person in the World has ever become enlightened requires a big leap of Faith whether that person is Jesus Christ, Buddha or Krishna.

So when Milarepa came out out of his interview with the Master all the cynical non students decided to have some fun. They said, "At the top of the mountain is a 1000 meter cliff. Surely by chanting the Masters name you can jump off the top without any problems!" And Milarepa was so stupid he said, "yes!"

And the students followed him up the mountain to the top of the cliff every moment expecting him to chicken out. But Milarepa sat at the top in the Lotus. And chanting the Masters name he flung himself from the top!!

The students were horrified. They ran to the bottom expecting to see his broken body on the rocks. But he was there!! Sitting in the Lotus posture chanting the Master's name.

So they said, "Now walk across the waters of the Lake" and chanting the Masters name, Milarepa walked on the Waters of the deepest coldest lake in the whole of Tibet.

The Master was looking out of his window and saw this. He asked his closest disciple what was going on and the Disciple told him that he was chanting the Masters name and thus was able to do anything.

The Master was really proud, "I am so powerful" he thought.

So next morning at 4am he went out to the lake and chanting his own name went out onto the lake, fell in and drowned!!

They were all searching for the Master. Where was  he?

But Milarepa just shrugged and went off looking for his genuine Master, found him and became Enlightened.

Just because you have psychic powers does not mean that you are enlightened. Milarepa developed his on a dark path of Black magic.

Everyone on the energy enhancement course develops psychic powers in order to remove energy blockages in yourself, and in others..

The test of Illumination is the ability to stay with a Master without any problems as the Master and his Soul and his Monad will always try to bring the Student's Energy Blockages to the attention of the Student so that he can work on them and remove them.



Anna is very happy!!

A few days ago I was glowing such that she could not look at me.

She said she needed sunglasses.

She had to leave the presence.

The growing pains produced by the spiritual radiation were intense.

"Swami Satchidanand is Radiator of Spiritual Tension, a Walking Point of Crisis"  - This is The Buddhafield of Satchidanand

Due to the effects of the Radiation she took a day out and went to sleep.

In the dream she knew she was dreaming.

In the dream she was asleep. and she knew she was asleep in the dream.

And she was watching what was going on in the second dream - three levels.

She saw Devi cleaning the floor, and Devi was not happy with the result. Some floorboards were white but some were dark.

Eventually Devi gave up and left a crystal on a bed of salt with a cloth over the top.

Anna examined the crystal from the second level.

And then a cat came in with three kittens.

Apparently Satchidanand was there because he said, "She is feeding, shoo her out!!" so she did. And we think this refers to the three energy blockage snakes in the cave of snakes Anna found in the sacrum during the first week with us. Blockages out!!

And then onto the fourth level of dream, a pink room where Satchidanand was cleaning a mirror of its greasy marks because the mind needs to reflect that which is to be truly true. Greasy spots reflect a lie, an untruth, the symptoms of energy blockages. And so on.

Anna can tell you the rest.

But Anna is very happy with the result of her efforts in meditation, cleaning all the chakras of the antahkarana very carefully every day.

Because spiritual experiences have to be earned.

A lot of very good work has been done.

Anna is happy and energised.

We read her palm and very good future it is too.

More work needs to be done and Anna is thinking of a regular Energy Enhancement session every day at home.


We also are happy at keeping it all together!!

Lots of Love and Light,

Masters Satchidanand and Devi Dhyani

Anna - After the Energy Enhancement Meditation Course 25th February 2011

Written 22nd February 2011

Well, since her dream Anna has been working on the Four Auras - Initiation Five of Level Two of Energy Enhancement - including the Physical Aura and the DNA.

As she was working on the Physical Aura she had the experience of seeing a spear point lodged in her shoulder, in the middle of the Clavicle right side. She saw that it was there from past lives but was also having its effects in this lifetime having severe pain there, worked on it for many years with acupuncture which although it drained the pain, did not fully remove the cause. In this meditation the spear point was handed to her, she grounded it and sent it up and then sewed the damage in the clavicle with golden thread.

The emotional aura was tough too, so much so that even with the air conditioning on, she was sweating with the effort and the intensity needed for clearing it. She felt the weight on her shoulders felt all of her life, from supporting those around her, disappearing.

And on to the mental aura. There she removed five inner children sub-personalities and a mazy unclarity in the limpid clarity required of a clean mental aura.

As she cleared it she was allowed to ascend to Sirius and in the temple there entered into the sacred flame. She found herself entering naked into a golden room with golden filigrees on the door. Eight naked men followed her in. With her in the center they lay on the floor feet towards her, heads pointing away in a circle around her. There they turned into golden skeletons and Anna ascended up the Antahkarana spinning clockwise.

There was an Angel who noted her name in the book and allowed her to continue her ascent in to the Avatar of Synthesis - SYMBOLISING THAT NOW, AFTER PURIFICATION, SHE CAN BE A PART OF THAT HIGH COMMUNITY. id="role_document4073"> There she noticed many clones of Master Satchidanand with his glasses who is the hands of the Avatar of Synthesis on this planet.

Each organisation tests its aspirants to see if they are high enough to join them. Those who do not pass the test are rejected. Then they grow within the organisation.

There she also received the vision of herself on a Long Superhighway. There are many souls in the cars speeding along there. She knows it is a long road. But she also knows that Energy Enhancement is the Fastest Path!!


id="role_document4077"> After her meditation on the superhighway Anna continued her Energy Enhancement Initiations with The Spiritual Aura of Energy Enhancement Level 2 Initiation 5. As she went out into the infinite spiritual Aura she was taken upwards exactly as in the previous Initiation in the mental Aura. She was taken Higher. As she ascended again the Angel checked her name off in  the book allowing her to enter into the great community of Souls at the Avatar of Synthesis.


She found herself in front of Satchidanand who was sitting on a throne, radiating white light. She felt herself like a three years old child taken by Satchidanand and standing at his side, enfolded in his arms and in his love. She felt him touching her back  and head and tears came down from her eyes.

From the crowd of great souls around her came the cry, "Give her the present!"

And Satchidanand gave her a triangular mechanism created out of pure mental matter looking like light or ether. She was told it was to integrate the triangle of Chakras in the head, forming a id="role_document4077">n integrated Unit out of the three chakras of the head.

The functioning triangle of Sahasrara Ray One of Purpose and Will connected with the light of the Central Spiritual Sun above the head of Intuition, Alta Major Center at the occipital base of the Skull Ray Two of Love connected with the energies beaming out of the left eye, and Ajna Brow Chakra Ray Three of the Intellect connected with the energies beaming out of the right eye and the connections between them - ALL POWERED BY THE VAST ENERGIES OF THE BASE CHAKRA CONNECTED WITH THE INFINITE ENERGIES OF KUNDALINI CHAKRA.

Putting in the integrative triangle was a blast. Satchidanand said, "You need to get used to it"

The purpose of this triangle is to Radiate the Light of the higher chakras and so influence and evolve her own students.. I suppose they will have to get sunglasses also!! LOL!!

Only two more days to go!!

Recapitulating the Years of the Life was the final initiation of Level Two of Energy Enhancement.

As Devi gave her a special Course on the Elimination of Energy Blockages including removing all negative energy from the conception point where she found that practising the Initiations again would remove even more of the selfish competitive star, the "Self Importance" of don Juan and Castaneda, The "Vanity" of Gurdjieff, and aid the "Creation of Impeccability", Anna could only report on the first few years of her life. The rest is homework. 

However she did mention the start of spotting the Inner Children Saboteurs of her life. To start with, these Inner Children Saboteurs tried to prevent the process through the technique employed by many different types of Energy Blockages called, "Procrastination"

Due to the fact  that Anna's birthday is the 21st December she very rarely had a special birthday celebration as a child - it being so near to Christmas. The angry/sad Inner Child created at this point had tried to gain attention and vampirise the energies of all around her by creating Dramas, becoming a, "Drama Queen" at this date every year of her life up till now.

Anna saw this. And now she has used the Energy Enhancement techniques to drain the trauma-formed negative Karmic mass out of the Birthdays, out of the Birthday Inner child and to Integrate this troublesome Inner Child with Love, back into the Central Stem of the Soul, thus further integrating the mind.

Anna spotted more and more Inner Children and knew the task in front of her was steep to Integrate ALL the Inner Children created during this past lifetime.

To help the process of removing all, "Touchiness" which is the symptom of all inner children in her and your life, I recommended the use of the technique of the Petty Tyrant in order to reach the, "Impeccableness" of Illumination. Petty Tyrants show us our, "Self Importance" of the Selfish Competitive Ego.

To help with the process I read out the following story all the while saying  that the path of don Juan came from a dark Sorceric path only recently cleaned out by don Juan himself and a lot of the teachings of the sorcerors way can take you down the path of darkness.

Even, "Impeccability" is not sufficient because, "Impeccability" can be used only with the energies of Intellect and Will as by Stalin, Hitler and Mao, whereas the true perfection of "Impeccability" can only come with the use of Intellect, Will AND Love!! as given by the Buddha and Jesus Christ.

However, the use of treating Petty Tyrants in your life to, "Stalk" yourself so as to find all points of, "Touchiness" of, "Self Importance" is a great technique. Use it!! Use it!!

So I read out the following excerpt so she could understand the technique...  See Don Juan Carlos Castaneda and Petty Tyrants CLICK HERE!!

Use the Energy Enhancement techniques to drain the Self Important trauma-formed negative Karmic mass out of the Inner children to Integrate these troublesome Inner Children with Love, back into the Central Stem of the Soul, thus further integrating the mind.
















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The Energy Enhancement Report on Sub Personality Energy Blockages


Here we have a report from Bhakti Ganesha Devananda who has been with us from 2005. We met him first in Spain and since then he has been to Argentina, Spain again, Argentina again and to India where we spent six weeks this year – 2010. We spent three weeks in Goa in 2011 at our apartment close to the sea with Swimming pool, and air conditioning and another three weeks at the Ashram of Sathya Sai Baba, Puttaparthi. He has been there since for two months more.


As we remove all of the simpler energy blockages with the Four Level Energy Enhancement Course, with further practise at home we start to get a bit deeper into the Ego. Here we have an experience with a sub-personality created in previous lifetimes and it this which is passed on from generation to generation within a family. This sub-personality is striated with negative karmic mass. It cannot work in any other way but to destroy the lives of the people who inherit it by taking them away from their soul path towards an arid path lacking any fulfilment except that of the selfish, competitive ego. Whenever it appears it hides again. It resists each time it is pointed out by Devi and I through creating physical problems, negative emotions and false arguments. It is an expert on survival within the familial bodies it inherits, generation to generation. It becomes more and more talented each lifetime but the talents are put to some perverted use like just making money or becoming a General without any purpose or love for ones fellow man.

This pointing out process seems to resemble the tapas blows of the sculptor creating the image of God in stone. It seems quite painful at the time, yet in order to reveal your divine nature, it is necessary.

Yet, through access to the light of Samadhi these sub-personalities can be dissolved – “Dying of the Light” said William Shakespeare or the Sufi Master Sheiks Pir. By the use of the Seven Step Process of Energy Enhancement Samyama it can be transmuted. The result of this transmutation is purified talent because this sub-personality contains within it many perverted talents which when purified become the basis of the Soul Infused Personality of Illumination.

This use of the Energy of Love focussed in meditation, transmuting energy blockages in the Buddhafield, is the Energy of Change, and not just romantic namby pamby lurv which changes with each new Honey.  This use of Samadhi and Samyama to purify the perverted sub-personality talents in order to create ONE Soul Infused Enlightened personality is the forerunner of a massive increase in the rate of evolution as we do the same thing with the Sub-Personalities of BM’s, taking their talents into our Psychic Bodies in order to superscede this life towards the incredibly talented Immortal Life of an Ascended Master… the only way out!!

Here is the experience..


Much work had already been done to hunt down and heal what Satchi & Devi had termed The Cowboy sub-personality. From previous meditation sessions, I have distilled down a description of our cowboy and his character traits.

The Cowboy

As you might well guess, he’s a loner this cowboy. He does what he wants to do and does not listen to anybody else; does not listen to advice. Everybody else is a fool. He doesn’t suffer fools gladly. He goes it alone. He does not trust anybody else.

He’s a womaniser, a Casanova and like any cowboy that has to keep on moving, shies away from long term commitment. To settle down means the enemy can catch up, and this means certain death. He is capable of love, and has loved but this fear is great enough for him to forsake that love and to keep on moving.

He travels alone; smokes too. Likes his liquor by the camp fire and burns everything in sight for kicks when he’s had a few. He’s a self-destructor is this cowboy.

His heart is closed. It has to be closed to live this life, and not feel bad about it. He’s emotionally dead; a cold hearted rider whose only solace is a draw on a cigarette. Any kind of company irritates him; he’d rather be alone, a place where nobody asks any questions. (A bit like the assassin James Bond – comment Satchidanand)

In meditation I had seen this sub-personality in my grandfather at the 2nd Level of the 7 Step process. In meditation, using the 7 Step process, I could see that this cowboy was managing to live through generation after generation of my family, and now it was my turn to have this cowboy riding my donkey (A Sufi knows that he is not the body, so he calls his body a donkey that needs to be looked after and cared for.).

At the third level of the 7 step process, I could see a knight, clad in armour wielding an amazingly strong sword. This seemed to be the genesis of the cowboy, who assumes different clothes to suit each era of time past. For example, in my lifetime, the cowboy’s horse was replaced by a motorbike (Our student was a championship motorbike rider -comment Satchidanand).  Instead of riding boots with spurs, I wore carbon-titanium strengthened motorcycle boots. The negative karmic mass thought form of a cowboy was metamorphosing, transmuting, to fit each generation, in order to remain alive. In the bible somewhere it says how the sins of the father will pass unto the 8 or 9th generation. Well, this is what I’m talking about. Whether we see the negative karmic mass as genetically passed down or simply karmic, it doesn’t matter, my light body was being high-jacked by this entity, by this – whatever you want to call it – black gooey negative karmic mass  that is going to see me unhappy and into an early grave if left unchecked. This cowboy does not care about me or anybody else around me, and this seems to be true of all the sub-personalities that vie for control of my life – ‘There can only be one!’ (Film - Highlander). And the more I stay in the light, the more I stay around Satchi or Sai Baba here in Puttaparthi, the more I develop my own will to be in the light through meditation, the more clear this picture becomes. It’s increasingly black and white, and as a consequence I can see the cowboy in me that wants to take me down old streets, to ride of into distant sunsets, to draw on just one more cigarette, because this cowboy wants me to believe that this is the man I am. He wants me to identify with a stale dream I once had about this place. When really, I am further and further drawn to the light, where my heart fills with love and compassion for all my brothers and sisters. In this place the cowboy calls me no longer, but I see that he too needs love to bring his suffering to an end. I know this is a pun, but sometimes there is no better way to express something… Well, excuse the pun, but love is the answer. Clad in the heavy clothes of a cowboy, it’s hard to have this experience over night, which is what Shaktipat is all about. It’s the ability of the Master to give you the energy to experience this energy of love, even though it’s only to be had in his presence to begin with. This energy of love, the Holy Spirit that descends down through your body – this experience is given to you by a Master, so that you can KNOW the distance between true love and the lonesome cowboy.

It’s beyond this topic but looking at the purification of sub-personalities to create talents that can be used by the one soul infused personality is an interesting area. I can see quickly how the cowboy, like a sanyasin is happy to be on his own and does not need the reassurance of others of his existence…


Cowboy Sub-Personality Revealed

What follows is an account of one meditation session which took place in June 2010.

…I was now feeling awkward. I was feeling stiff in my chair and did not know what to say. Devi mentions the smell, which I could smell my self. It was the strange rotten vegetable smell of armpit sweat I have had before when under stress or when food poisoned. As I was listening to Devi and Satchi,  two chess pieces to manoeuvre me into check mate, I was experiencing other physiological symptoms. Satchi had mentioned The Resistor sub personality and maybe others and the guy inside me knew it could not hide. My eye and/ or lips were starting to twitch and I could feel like somebody was trying to wriggle themselves free from under my skin. This is no joke, it was as if there was somebody inside of me. It’s as if this other person in me wanted me to act in some way. My mouth was twitching because this other person wanted to hurl words at Satchi and Devi but I was aware enough to be present and observe all this stuff going on without acting or saying anything. Who is this person inside me then? The Cowboy!! A sub personality? An Alter (Fritzmeier)?


The Human Condition – Split Mind

Now, a couple of months on from writing the above, I am back to append to this article some information I have found important in explaining the multiple personalities that allow for that disease we term the “human condition”. The following is extracted from Fritz Springmeier & Cisco Wheeler - The Illuminati Formula - Monarch Mind Control Science, and for the purpose of this article, ‘alters’ are synonymous with ‘sub-personalities’:


Switching - This is when one part (fragment) of the mind takes over from

another, or in simple terms, this is when one alter personality (or alter

fragment) takes the body from the alter which is holding the body.

Switching can occur via the Programmers’ codes for calling up alters,

or by external or internal stimuli that trigger an alter to come out.

Switching will usually cause at least a flicker of the eyes, and for outside

observers, who know the different personalities, they will observe

another personality take the body.


Well, when I read the above, I could not at first believe how close this resembled my experience with Satchi and Devi – the twitching or flickering of the eyes. Then came the question of how badly my mind was split. Was every body like this or was it just me? I rationalise in my head that, yes, everybody is capable of switching personalities, it’s just that this work by Springmeier was dealing with the extreme end of the spectrum of what can be called the human condition. Gurdjieff, in reference to sub-personalities, is known for saying that the person who decides to get up at 4am to meditate is not the same as the person who throws the alarm clock out of the window. So, unless one is enlightened with a soul infused personality, then one is split to some degree.


Satchi’s Light, Triggers & Reveals Sub-Personalities

As you can read above, it’s usually only the programmer of a mind controlled slave, who knows the hypnotic codes or triggers and is able to switch Alters, but somehow both Satchi and Devi working together have a talent for revealing alters/ sub-personalities. It’s part of their service to you the student, although when it happens I guarantee you would rather pay 10,000 dollars to be somewhere else, but alas, it’s like the necessary act of removing a splinter from a child’s finger – painful to the kid but then soon after everybody’s happy! (I would say more like Aesop's Androcles and the Lion – Satchidanand)

Another way of explaining Satchi’s talent is quite simply that this is what happens when a student sits in the Buddhafield or energy field of a Master or a soul infused personality. A Master can not be bent in any way and so simply reflects what is. He reflects the truth of any situation he finds himself in, and if a student, possessed or at least driven, shall we say, by a sub personality, using strategies (mind games) to meet its own end, then this will be revealed as folly. Basically light casts a shadow for people to see.

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1. There are powerful families in each country in the World for thousands of years - their elites - so these policies and techniques are used in every country of the World. Only competition with other elites allows a richer and stronger humanity then the return of the normal policies.

About how there is a secret organisation, originally the Babylonian Secret service whose job is to maintain the most powerful elite in power. Agent of influence Aristotle who poisoned Alexander the Great Whose philosophy dummed down the nature of Genius through the promotion of induction over Hypothesis by retelling the discovery of all science through induction rather than by Hypothesis, thus stopping scientific progress through stopping the use of hypothesis. Low science economies are traditionally very poor. How they took over Great Britain and British Intelligence - MI6(secret agents)


2. Lord Russel agent of Influence of the elite creating the policy of fear of atomic bombs to control all the countries of the World and control the production of free nuclear fusion electricity and thus keep humanity poor and downtrodden. His subversion - dumming down - of Science and Mathematics in all schools and Universities. Their agents of influence and their work to maintain an elite in power for thousands of years.

3. These techniques have been used for thousands of years to create the dark ages thus maintaining the relative strength of the elites, thus maintaining their power and control. Here is the recent Great Britain and USA elite use of war to destroy the economy of World and European countries thus maintaining the pre-eminance of Great Britains elites - their noble families. Britain created World War One and World War Two to reduce European Economies. They do this by destroying the means of humanity rising up and defeating them. Assassination of Humanist Politicians and leaders and their replacement with elite workers. The creation of poverty, low science, low medicine, low education, famine - Malthusian Policies - and the propagation of money gaining perversions - drugs, sex, homosexuality, gambling and also control of the Words most important Industry - Banking; Britain now has control of 70% of this industry in the World.

Britain taken over by the Venetian families (Roman - Venetian - Phoenetian - from Babylon and Summeria) when Dutch William of Orange took over the British Throne. Great Britain controls 70% of the Worlds banks. Their imperialism maintained through control of money also through Assassination (Accidents and Poison to create cancer and heart disease) through James Bonds to remove Presidential impediments and put in the Vice President controlled by the elite. All wars created to reduce the intelligence of humanity, create poverty, reduce education, create famine.

Their Role in creating the French Revolution through agents of Influence like the Duke of Orleans and Cagliostro. Napoleon put in charge by Britain. Lord Shelburne and Jeremy Bentham - Head of British Intelligence - then control British Intelligence and employ terrorist creator Mazzini -British Agent of Influence creates european terrorism through Young Turks etc, and creates the Mafia. The Russian Revolution - Lenin was an Agent sent in to take over. Milner plan for World Empire through subverting USA elites. HG Wells Head of British Intelligence under Lord Cecil. The British/USA elite created First and Second World wars to destroy European and Russian economies, but most other wars too. "To bomb them back into the stone age".

The fear of the elite to have a strong humanity which can remove these elites so the death of a thousand cuts to destroy the strength of humanity through Created Terrorists, War, genocide, programs also poison in the air, bad food, poison in the food. Control of Universities, Media, Newspapers, TV, Movies, Internet, Gambling, Prostitution and illegal drugs trade by the elites.

4. Illegal drugs controlled by Britain and USA elites. Since 1850 Britain selling drugs - Indian Opium in China. Drug war against China because of Free Trade to enable supply of Opium to China - Britain won the War and was given Hong Kong and the continuance of the Drug Business. British elites were also slave traders - Drugs out slaves in. Golden Triangle drugs funneled through Thailand elites working for Britain. Thaksin Shinawatra stops drugs. This is the reason for the invasion of Afganistan. The Taliban had a complete Fatwa or Ban on Opium crops. Since invasion, 99% of all World opium supplied from Afganistan - Drugs are a One Trillion Black Dollar per year industry laundered by HSBC (Hong Kong and Shanghai bank) creating 1000 Trillions of over leveraged derivatives white credit per year.

5. The Elite control of the World. American and British elites work together but the guys in charge are another race which can take over the bodies of Humans generation to generation for thousands of years. Cold, hard Reptiles.

6. For thousands of years these methods have been used to program the minds of close helpers of the elite. This is the latest psychological Research on the drugs and trauma programming methods to take over the minds of people through implantation so as to gain helpers..


7. The ego is a mass of energy blockages and talents perverted by trauma formed negative karmic mass. This is the way in which all people are distracted by their energy blockages or the implanted ego of humanity. Here we have reports on the sub-personalities and the programmed modes of "Normal" humanity. The difficulty of talking as a tool to remove blockages. The necessity of meditative techniques which are more efficient, powerful to remove programs, blockages.
and in spanish

Or you might enjoy my commentary on, "The games People Play" Below...





SISTER CHANDRIKA: Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

SWAMIJI: Sufferings. Because without suffering there's no purification. Whoever is interested in purifying oneself should accept suffering. If it comes, accept it. Or while trying to relieve others' sufferings, if you face suffering, accept it.

Thiruvalluvar - One of the Tamil Siddars - gives the example of gold. How is golden ore purified? How do you get 24 carat gold? By constantly melting it and relieving it from all unnecessary sediments, mixtures. This is done with a lot of suffering. The gold undergoes a lot of sufferings. Every time it's heated, it is raised one more carat.

TAMIL: Sudachudarum Ponnpole. 'The more you heat it, the more it shines.'

Because Alchemically, all the dross, the unnecessary carbon and other things are burnt out. Like that, the more you get heated by suffering the more you shine.

Because suffering is like burning.

That's why it's called tapasya.

Tapas means to burn.

In other words you are gently, or ur-gently, roasted.

Until you become ash. Then that's called the holy ash. An ash is a holy substance because it's totally burnt. That's why you have an ash, holy ash, in Christianity, in Hinduism. Vibhuti, we call it. Vibhuti means burnt ash. It's called vibhuti because it has all the great qualities of God. Everything that is beautiful, that is supreme, is vibhuti. And this ash, which is called vibhuti, was dirt. Or to be more frank, it was dung. But it's no longer dirt. The very same dirt, burnt out completely, so it's now purified well, is now vibhuti, holy ash.

So suffering is helpful. If you face a little suffering, if you don't enjoy the way the food is prepared, say, `Ah, here is another way of my purification. God is trying to purify my tongue through this instrument we call the mother of the house.' If we forget that, we might feel, 'What is this? Can't you make a little better food? Can't you give me one more blanket? One a little more soft?'

Why are spiritual seekers expected to live a simple life? To accept suffering. To see how they can bear suffering. It's not a comfortable life. That comes afterward. When you have suffered enough, when you get burnt totally, then you are not trampled.

As long as you are dung, you get trampled. And thrown into the dung pit.

But when you get burnt, you become holy ash and you go to the very forehead of the person. You are elevated to a great height. You are respected. So the benefit comes afterward. But until you are completely burnt you can't get that. You can't go to that height.

I don't know if you remember a parable that I used to give. The Hindu temples, you know, are mostly built of granite rock. The sanctum sanctorum – the several steps you go up, and then the statue, the image you worship. as God – is made out of granite rock.

One day I was in front of the altar. There was nobody except me and the Lord through the image.

All of a sudden I heard a conversation. I became curious and I sharpened my ears to hear that. The conversation was like this: 'Hi, brother! How come you are getting all the decorations, all the offerings? Milk and honey are poured over you, you get decorated with nice jewels, flowers.

Everyone comes and respects you. And this priest, even while he decorates you, he is stepping on me. Nobody seems even to look at me. Even if they don't decorate me and respect me, can't they at least leave me alone instead of trampling on me? How come? Don't you know we were brothers? We were together, almost twins.'

The other one said, 'Yes, my brother, I remember that. I can never forget it. We were together. We were one piece when we were brought from the neighboring rock quarry. But the sculptor started working and he split that one rock into two because it was too big for a statue.

And he picked you up first and started shaping you into a beautiful image. You know the sculptor! He started hitting at you with his iron chisel and hammer.

You became so furious, you shouted at him, yelled at him, 'How dare you do this? Leave me alone. I don't want to be hit like this.' And he thought that you are so unhappy, that you are possessed with a kind of ego or ignorance, so he just left you.

And then he took the other half and started working on me. I kept quiet. I thought there must be some reason for it. After all, he is the one who brought me all the way. Let him do whatever he wants. Of course it was really painful.

Constantly, he rolled me over and over, he hit me day and night. He was sometimes even sitting on me and hitting me. But I waited and waited and after several months, all of a sudden, one day, I saw myself as a beautiful image.

Now he has put me here and he is doing all the decorations. When he put me here I was a little too high for him to reach me, so he wanted a stepping stone and he thought to use you at least for that purpose. So he just placed you in front of me and that is why he is standing on you and pouring all the milk and honey on me.'

`Oh, I see. Well, if I had known that, I would have accepted all those things; but I didn't.'

`Well, I'm sorry, but it's too late. Just accept it. Pray for the next birth. And if somebody is hitting you, even if you don't know why, accept it. Be patient. Probably one day you will be respected. You'll be honored. You'll have all the decorations, all the festivities for you. Like me.'

That's what the Deity said. It's a conversation between the Deity and the stepping stone in front. Hm? So who was right?

SOMEONE: The Deity.

SWAMIJI: How did it become the Deity?

SOMEONE: By letting the sculptor work on him.

SWAMIJI: That's what. Did he work nicely, gently like this? (Swamiji strokes Sister Chandrika's cheek) `Sweet girl, sweet girl, give her a cake.' Did he do that? (Swamiji now gives Sister Chandrika a mock blow on the side of the head) Banging, banging, hm? That's what. Suffering. That's what he means. Didn't the Lord Jesus say, 'If someone hits you on the left cheek, show him the right one too'?

So, Blessed are the...
SISTER CHANDRIKA: Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake.

SWAMIJI: Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake. Well, it's easy to read this and even to interpret it. But when it comes in our own life, then we find it hard to swallow. That's why we should 'really be following it. Be good followers and good swallowers. (laughter)

(At this point, a member of the Ashram family comes up to Swamiji, giving him a coconut and a hammer with which to break it. This is sometimes done by devotees of Swamiji on their birthdays.)

SWAMIJI: See, this is a coconut. Do you know why the coconut is broken? The coconut represents the human mind. As people mostly identify themselves as the mind and talk in terms of that, they're all more or less like coconuts.

The coconut has three parts. The upper surface, which is covered with husk. Below the husk, you see the hard shell. Inside the shell you have that beautiful, white kernel.

The husk represents the tamasic part of the mind, which is the lazy mind.

The hard shell represents the rajasic part, the restless, extremely active mind, the egoistic part.

And the beautiful, white kernel inside represents the sattvic mind, or the tranquil one. That means, when the tranquil mind goes to one extreme, it becomes restless. And if it goes to the other extreme, it becomes lazy. So the not only for the birthdays.

In India, normally you take a coconut to the temple and put it in the hands of the priest. And he cracks it for you. It signifies that the teacher breaks your ego and brings out the beautiful you — to be offered to God.

Then the priest returns the coconut and the tasteful kernel is shared with everybody. That means, once God sees your purity, accepts you as His own, then he gives you back to be distributed to everybody. Your life becomes a beautiful and dedicated one, useful to everybody. That is the symbolic purpose of breaking a coconut.

(Swamiji prepares to strike the coconut.)
May you be free from ego and ignorance which causes the mortality of life, the mrithyor of life.

Om Tryambakam Yajamahe

Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam

Urvarukamiva Bandhanan

Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat

Hari Om Tat Sat. Om Shanthi.
(He cracks the coconut.)


Mahamrityunjaya Mantra (maha-mrityun-jaya) is one of the more potent of the ancient Sanskrit mantras. Maha mrityunjaya is a call for enlightenment and is a practice of purifying the karmas of the soul at a deep level. It is also said to be quite beneficial for mental, emotional, and physical health.

AUM/OM: Guided Meditation on Absolute reality. That which encompasses the three states of waking, dreaming, deep sleep, represented by AUM, the three levels of gross, subtle, causal, the three levels of conscious, unconscious, subconscious, and the three universal processes of coming, being, and going. It is Tamas, Rajas and Sattvas which when made one, symbolise Illumination. Absolute silence beyond the three levels is the silence after AUM when we use OM as a guided meditation, in order to project our energy in order to connect with the center of the Universe.

Tryambakam: Trya means three. Ambakam means eyes. It means the three eyes of the Absolute, which are the processes of creation, existence, and dissolution, as well as the other triads, which are part of AUM. A - The center of the earth - Kundalini Chakra , U the heart center, M the Ajna Chakra moving into Sahasrara Chakra. Absolute silence beyond the three levels is the silence after AUM when we use OM as a guided meditation, in order to project our energy in order to connect with the center of the Universe. Thus it is a guided meditation to extend ourselves outwards into the antahkarana, into the Universe, to connect with external chakras, external sources of power. It is Energy Enhancement. The three "eyes" means experiencing these three stages and triads at one time, AS ONE, from the higher, all pervasive vantage point of the Absolute.

Yajamahe: We rejoice in meditation on all of this.


Sugandhim: Means fragrance. Like a spreading fragrance, which permeates the whole of this planet, whilst we are in contact with that existence of the OM Antahkarana. It is the Buddhafield of the Illuminated.

Pushtivardhanam: Means that which sustains and nourishes all. Thus, the fragrance that permeates all flows from God, the sustainer of all beings, while also the essence of all beings.


Urvarukamiva: Urva means big and powerful. Arukam means disease, like the spiritual diseases of ignorance and untruth, which are like the death of Wisdom or Truth.

Bandhanan: Means bound down, as in bound down to the ignorance and untruth.


Mrityor: Means ignorance and untruth.

Mukshiya: Means liberation from the cycles of physical, mental, and spiritual death.

Maamritat: Means please give me rejuvenating nectar which descends like the wine of the Sufis, of Carmina Burana, from the center of the Universe, so as to have this liberation.
THIS IS THE ALCHEMICAL TAVERN OF CARMINA BURANA WHERE THE WINE - "EVERYBODY DRINKS IMMODERATELY" -IS THE KUNDALINI ENERGY OF THE MASTER - SATCHIDANAND Like the process of severing the cucumber from the creeping vine of the earth in order to ascend into the center of the Universe.

"this tavern is not closed, this tavern won't be stopped" from Mahayogi Baba Gorakhnath Ji



Energy Enhancement can lead you to God or the universal absolute and it promises Nirvana and transformation, as these things are within you already. Energy Enhancement will not “tell” you about truth, but will give you the Real Spiritual Experience to provoke and challenge and excite into awakening to the truth which lies within. This kind of truth cannot be given as it takes two to Tango and it is the purity and resolution of the Student which calls forth the Energies of Existence. Yet, it can felt through personal experiences which take you out of normal states of awareness – through Initiations and Rites of Passage calling you into new ways of seeing Self and everything you once believed was real.

Within you lies a doorway to the Infinite. The journey to find that doorway can be arduous for it takes you into the landscape of your inner being. Are you willing to Initiate one of the greatest challenges of your life? Are you willing to change your ideas of who you thought you were in order to discover who you really are? Say, “Yes”. Leave behind your safety net and discover the knowledge that is your birthright. Many stand at this doorway, but few dare enter.

Inside you live the Mysteries of the Universe. Energy Enhancement is a doorway into that Grand Adventure.


1.1. The Ideology of Work

Work for economic ends has not always been the dominant activity of mankind. It has only been dominant across the whole of society since the advent of industrial capitalism, about two hundred years ago. Before capitalism, people in pre-modern societies, in the Middle Ages and the Ancient World, worked far less than they do nowadays, as they do in the precapitalist societies that still exist today. In fact, the difference was such that the first industrialists, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, had great difficulty getting their workforce to do a full day's work, week in week out. The first factory bosses went bankrupt precisely for this reason.

That is to say that what the British and the Germans call `the work ethic' and the `work-based society' are recent phenomena.

It is a feature of `work-based societies' that they consider work as at one and the same time a moral duty, a social obligation and the route to personal success. The ideology of work assumes that,

- the more each individual works, the better off everyone will be;

- those who work little or not at all are acting against the interests of the community as a whole and do not deserve to be members of it;

- those who work hard achieve social success and those who do not succeed have only themselves to blame.
This ideology is still deeply ingrained and hardly a day passes without some politician, be he Right - or left-wing, urging us to work and insisting that work is the only way to solve the present crisis. If we are to `beat unemployment', they add, we must work more, not less.

FDR promised and delivered full employment because there is just so much work which needs to be done to improve the conditions of EVERYONE on this planet.

It has been found over the millenia that societal control by an oligarchic elite is enhanced by poverty and putting people out of Work - by exacerbating  the feelings of helplessness as in PTSD and removing any finances which can change the situation. Thus the Policy of Poverty over the ages. Usually only War has changed this situation and then only for a short time.

1.2. The Crisis of the Work Ethic

In actual fact the work ethic has not become obsolete. It is no longer true that producing more means working more, or that producing more will lead to a better way of life. The connection between more and better has not been broken; our needs for many products and services are only adequately met for a small proportion of the population, and many of our as-yet- unsatisfied needs will be met by producing more, and also by producing differently without producing any pollution, and producing other things which are needed. This is especially true as regards our needs for communication - internet, computers, LCD screens, 5.1 surround sound systems and tablet computers to read books on - for that we need innovation, genius, air, water through irrigation to make the deserts flourish, space, silence, beauty, art, music, books time and human contact.

It true that humanity likes to work and to innovate and communicateand the more each individual works, the better off everyone will be. The present crisis has stimulated technological change of an unprecedented scale and speed: `the micro-chip revolution'. The object and indeed the effect of this revolution has been to make rapidly increasing savings in labour, in the industrial, administrative and service sectors. Increasing production is secured in these sectors by decreasing amounts of labour in these areas. However these products only reach 20% of humanity and there are many more areas - irrigation, transport by maglev, fusion power, music, art, and Movies As a result, the work ethic is more viable in such a situation and work based society is thrown into overdrive to make everyone rich in a lack of pollution, housing, water, communication, power, libraries, movies, music, space, time and peace and joy and happiness.

1.3. The Neo-conservative Ideology of Hard Work

Not everyone is aware of this crisis. Some are aware of it but find it in their interest to deny its existence and increase poverty. This is true, in particular, of a large number of `neo-conservatives', bent on upholding the ideology of work in a context in which paid work is becoming increasingly scarce by their actions. They thus encourage people looking for paid work to enter into increasingly fierce competition with each other, relying on this competition to bring down the cost of labour (that is, wages) and allow the `strong' to eliminate the `weak'. They look to this neoDarwinian process of the `survival of the fittest' to bring about the rebirth of a dynamic form of capitalism, with all its blemishes removed together with all or part of its social legislation. And the Neo-conservatives know that 100% need to be rich and yet their policy of poverty creates the above situation of decreasing the number of rich people when so much needs to be done to increase the richness of everyone - all 100% of humanity all over the world.

1.4. Working Less so that Everyone can Work

It is in the common interest of waged workers not to compete with one other, to organize a united response to their employers and collectively negotiate their conditions of employment with the latter. This common interest finds its expression in trade unionism.

In a context in which the elite decrease economic activity so as to increase poverty, there is not enough paid full-time work to go round, abandoning the work ethic becomes a false condition of survival for the trade-union movement. The liberation from work and the idea of `working less so everyone on this planet can work' and so become rich is, after all, at the origin of the struggle of the labour movement.  Trade Unions need to point out the necessity for more work to make everyone on this planet rich. Not to do so is a betrayal on the movement's part.

1.5. Forms of Work

By work we have come to understand a paid activity, performed on behalf of a third party (the employer), to achieve goals we have not chosen for ourselves and according to procedures and schedules laid down by the person paying our wages. There is widespread confusion between `work' and `job' or `employment', as there is between the `right to work', the `right to a wage' and the `right to an income'.

Now, in practice, not all activities constitute work, and neither is all work paid or done with payment in mind. We have to distinguish between three types of work.

1.5.1. Work for economic ends

This is work done with payment in mind. Here money, that is, commodity exchange, is the principal goal. One works first of all to `earn a living', and the satisfaction or pleasure one may possibly derive from such work is a subordinate consideration. This may be termed -work for economic ends.

1.5.2. Domestic labour and work-for-oneself

This is work done not with a view to exchange but in order to achieve a result of which one is, directly, the principal beneficiary. `Reproductive' work, that is, domestic labour, which guarantees the basic and immediate necessities of life day after day - preparing food, keeping oneself and one's home clean, giving birth to children and bringing them up, and so on - is an example of this kind of work. It was and still is often the case that women are made to do such work on top of the work they do for economic ends.

Since the domestic community (the nuclear or extended family) is one in which life is based on sharing everything rather than on an accounting calculation and commodity exchange, it is only recently that the idea of wages for housework has arisen. Previously, by contrast, domestic labour was seen as work done by and for the domestic community as a whole. This attitude, it should be stressed, is only justifiable if all the members of the domestic community share the tasks equitably. A number of activists have called for women to be given wages for housework in the form of a public allowance, in recognition of the social utility of such work. But this will not lead to the equitable sharing of household chores and moreover it poses the following problems:

- it transforms domestic labour into work for economic ends, that is, into a domestic (servant's) job;
- it places domestic labour in the same category as socially useful work, whereas its aim is - and should be - not social utility but the well-being and personal fulfilment of the members of the community, which is not at all the same thing. The confusion between the fulfilment of individuals and their social utility stems from a totalitarian conception of society in which there is no place for the uniqueness and singularity of the individual or for the specificity of the private sphere. By nature this sphere is - and should be - exempt from social control and the criteria of public utility.

1.5.3. Autonomous activity

Autonomous activities are activities one performs freely and not from necessity, as creative ends in themselves for the benefit of humanity. This includes all activities which are experienced as fulfilling, enriching, sources of meaning and happiness: artistic, philosophical, scientific, relational, educational, charitable and mutual-aid activities, activities of auto-production, and so on. All these activities require `work' in the sense that they require effort and methodical application but their meaning lies as much in their performance as in their product: activities such as these are the substance of life itself. But this always requires there to be sufficient time to do them. Indeed, the same activity - bringing up children, preparing a meal or taking care of our surroundings, for example - can take the form of a chore in which one is subject to what seem like oppressive constraints or of a gratifying activity, depending on whether one is harrassed by lack of time or whether the activity can be performed at leisure, in co-operation with others and through the voluntary sharing of the tasks involved.

1.6. The End of Utopia

The progressive domination of work for only economic ends was made possible by the advent of capitalism and the generalization of commodity exchange. We owe to it in particular the destruction of a great deal of non-commodity services and exchanges and domestic production in which work for economic ends and the pleasure of creating something of beauty were inextricably linked. This explains why the labour movement originally challenged the overriding importance industrial capitalism attached to waged work and economic ends. However, in calling for the abolition of wage labour and for the government or self government of society by freely associated workers in control of the means of production, the demands of the workers ran directly counter to the developments that were actually taking place. The movement was utopian in so far as the possibility of giving substance to its demands had not emerged.

Yet what was utopian in the early nineteenth century has ceased in part to be so today: the economy and the social process of production require decreasing quantities of wage labour. Only rich societies can afford the luxury of work for pleasure, for soul path, for the benefit of humanity.  Poor societies, societies created poor only can have the subordination of all other human activities and goals to waged work, for economic ends. Emancipation from economic and commercial rationality is becoming a possibility only in rich societies where work has created the necessary richness.


2.1. Giving Meaning to the Changes: The Liberation of Time

Trade unionism cannot continue to exist as a movement with a future unless it expands its mission beyond the defence of the particular interests of waged workers. In industry, as in the classical tertiary sector, we are witnessing an increasingly accelerated reduction in the amount of labour despite the vast majority of humanity getting by on only one dollar a day. The policy of poverty is instituted by all, and this world as it is now is the result. And its getting worse.

 The German trade-union movement has estimated that, of the new forms of technology which will be available by the year 2000, only 5 per cent are currently being put to use. The reserves of productivity (that is, foreseeable labour savings) in the industrial and classical tertiary sectors are immense yet they are not being put to use for the benefit of ALL.

Not only the liberation from work for economic ends, through reductions in working hours and the development of other types of activities, self-regulated and self-determined by the individuals involved, but the freedom from poverty for all the population of the world are the ways to give positive meaning to the savings in wage labour brought about by the current technological revolution yet they will never be used for this.

The project for a society of liberated time, in which everyone will be able to work but will work less and less for economic ends, is the possible meaning of the current historical developments. Such a project is able to give cohesion and a unifying perspective to the different elements that make up the social movement since (1) it is a logical extension of the experiences and struggles of workers in the past; (2) it reaches beyond that experience and those struggles towards objectives which correspond to the interests of both workers and non-workers, and is thus able to cement bonds of solidarity and common political will between them; (3) it corresponds to the aspirations of the ever-growing proportion of men and women who wish to (re)gain control in and of their own lives, yet they will never have this opportunity. Since we are told that history stretches back 6000 years to Babylon yet there are many ruins in the Andes over 17,000 years old and The millennias old - how many - has been successful all that time - the Policy of Poverty will ensure that people will work all the hours god sends for a pittance and the rest will be "useless eaters" (Quote from Kissinger) scheduled for poverty and genocide.

2.2. Regaining Control Over One's Life

Workplace struggles have not lost any of their significance but the labour movement cannot afford to ignore the fact that other struggles, in other areas, are becoming increasingly important as far as the future of society and our regaining control over our own lives is concerned. In particular, the labour movement's campaign for a reduction in working hours cannot ignore the fact that the unpaid work done by women in the private sphere can be as hard as the labour which men and women have to put up with to earn their living. The campaign for a shortening of working hours must, then, go hand in hand with a new and equitable distribution of paid work amongst all those who wish to work, and for an equitable redistribution of the unpaid tasks of the domestic sphere. The trade-union movement cannot be indifferent to the specific women's movement campaigns on these questions and it must take these into account when determining its own courses of action, especially with respect to the arrangement and self-management of work schedules.

Nor can the trade-union movement be indifferent to people's campaigns against the invasion of their environment by mega-technological systems which upset or destroy the environment and subject vast regions and their populations to unchecked technocratic control, so as to meet logistical or safety requirements.

The right of individuals to sovereign control over their own lives and ways of cooperating with others suffers no exception. It cannot be gained in the field of work and work relations at the expense of struggles going on in other fields, any more than it can be gained in these other fields at the expense of labour struggles.

2.3. Towards 50 per cent Marginalization

A progressive wide-scale reduction in working hours without loss of income is the necessary (though not sufficient, as l will go on to explain) condition for the redistribution of paid work amongst all those who wish to work; and for an equitable redistribution of the unpaid work in the private sphere. Everyone must therefore be able to work less so that everyone can lead a better life and earn their living by working. This is the only way the trend towards an increasingly deep division of society, the segmentation of the labour market and the marginalization of a growing percentage of the population can be checked and then reversed.

According to a study by Wolfgang Lecher, of the WSI (the Institute of Economic and Social Research of the DGB), the continuation of the present trend would lead, within the next ten years or so, to the following segmentation of the active population:
- 25 per cent will be skilled workers with permanent jobs in large firms protected by collective wage agreements;
- 25 per cent will be peripheral workers with insecure, unskilled and badly-paid jobs, whose work schedules vary according to the wishes of their employers and the fluctuations in the market;
- 50 per cent will be semi-unemployed, unemployed, marginalized workers, doing occasional or seasonal work and `odd jobs'. Already 51 per cent of the active population in France aged between 18 and 24 fit into this category (26 per cent unemployed, 25 per cent doing `odd jobs'); and the percentage is even higher in Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and (especially) Britain.

2.4. The New Domestic Servants

The Right acknowledges and accepts the direction in which these developments are going. A new employers' ideology, the so-called ideology of `human resources', is seeking to integrate the stable core of permanent skilled workers into modern enterprises which are portrayed as `sites of intellectual and personal fulfilment', whilst advocating `modest jobs' for a `modest wage' in service enterprises, particularly `person to person' services, for the rest.

In the United States, which is often taken as a model, of the thirteen to fifteen million new jobs created in the last ten years, the majority are in the personal-service sector and are very often insecure, badly paid and offer no possibilities of achieving professional qualifications or advancement - jobs as caretakers, nightwatchmen, cleaners, waiters and waitresses, staff in `fast food' restaurants, nursing assistants, deliverymen/women, street sellers, shoeshiners, and so on.

These `person-to-person' services are, in reality, the jobs of domestic or personal servants in their modernized and Socialized guise. A French minister for social affairs acknowledged this fact when he suggested there should be tax incentives to encourage people to employ domestic servants.

This shows a striking parallel with the developments which took place during the last century when the introduction of intensive farming and the mechanization of the textile industry led to millions of unemployed people going into domestic service: `personal and domestic servants' represented 14 per cent of the working population in Britain between 1851 and 1911. It is quite likely that `person-to-person' services - and this includes jobs in massage and relaxation salons, therapy groups and psychological counselling bureaux, for example - today represent more than 14 per cent of the United States' working population.

As in the colonies in the past and many Third World countries today, a growing mass of people in the industrialized countries has been reduced to fighting each other for the `privilege' of selling their personal services to those who still maintain a decent income.

2.5. The Dangers of Trade-Union Neo-corporatism

As a result of all this, a new dividing line is cutting across class barriers, a fact commented on by Wolfgang Lecher in the study quoted above:

The opposition between labour and capital is increasingly coming to be overlaid by an antagonism between workers in permanent, wellprotected jobs on the one hand and on the other. . The trade unions run the risk of degenerating into a sort of mutual insurance for the relatively restricted and privileged group of permanent workers.
If they see their sole task as that of defending the interests of those with stable jobs, the trade unions run the risk of degenerating into a neocorporatist, conservative force, as has occurred in a number of countries in Latin America.
The task of the trade-union movement, if it wishes to survive and grow as a movement promoting individual and social liberation, must, therefore, be to extend its sphere of action beyond the limited defence of workers as workers, in their workplaces, much more clearly than it has done in the past. Trade unions will only avoid becoming a sectionalist, neo-corporatist force if the segmentation of society and the marginalization of a growing percentage of the population can be prevented. If this is to happen, an ambitious policy for a continual, programmed reduction in working hours is indispensable. Trade unions are incapable of implementing such a policy on their own. But through their campaigns they can ensure that the necessity for such a policy is accepted and, more importantly, they can adopt it as the objective governing their actions and their social project. A project for a society in which each can work less so that all can work better and live more becomes, today, one of the principal binding elements of social cohesion.

It still remains for us to examine: (1) the extent of the reduction in working hours that can be envisaged; (2) the cultural changes and cultural tasks which trade unions will have to tackle as a result; (3) the changes it will bring about in the life of individual people; (4) how it can be programmed, realized and made compatible with an improvement in our standard of living.


3.1. Towards the 1,000-hour Working Year

The current technological revolution is giving rise to savings in labour, the extent of which are often underestimated. Productivity in industry has risen between 5 per cent and 6 per cent per year since 1978; in the economy as a whole it has risen by between 3 per cent and 4 per cent per year. Production of commercial goods and services has risen by about 2 per cent per year. In other words, though the economy keeps growing, the amount of labour it requires diminishes every year by approximately 2 per cent, but this is so only if you selfishly think of a modern first world economy. The vast majority of Humanity live on less than a Dollar a day and many die from easily prevented diseases' high levels of Pollution, and malnutrition. The World has many countries which are deliberately kept at a low level of industry. There is so much work which needs to be done to make all Humanity free and rich!!

This net saving in labour is set to accelerate between now and the end of the century, thanks, mainly, to the `improvements that can be predicted in robotics and information technology. Yet even without any acceleration, the amount of labour required by the english economy will have diminished in the next ten years by about 22 per cent; in the next fifteen years it will have diminished by about a third.

The prospects from now until the beginning of the next century are therefore as follows: either current norms of full-time employment will be maintained and there will be another 35 per cent of the population unemployed on top of the current 10 per cent to 20 per cent; or else the number of hours spent in work for economic ends will be reduced in proportion to foreseeable savings in labour and the number of hours we work will decrease by between 30 per cent and 40 per cent - or even by half if everyone is to be guaranteed paid work. Evidently intermediate solutions can be envisaged, but the optimum solution is obviously the one which allows everyone to work but work less, work better and receive their share of the growing socially produced wealth in the form of an increasing real income. This presupposes a staged, programmed reduction in working hours from approximately 1,000 hours per year at present to approximately 1,000 hours per year in fifteen years' time, without any reduction in people's purchasing power. This calls for a whole series of specific policies, in particular a social policy which will make purchasing power dependent not on the amount of working hours put in but on the amount of social wealth produced. Just for England.. Selfish, Selfish!!

3.2. New Values, New Tasks

For the first time in modern history, we will be able to stop spending most of our time and our lives doing paid work. The liberation from work has become, for the first time, a tangible prospect. However, we must not underestimate the implications this has for each of us. The campaign for a continual and substantial reduction in the amount of paid work we do presupposes the latter's gradually ceasing to be the only - or main - occupation in our lives. It must, then, cease to be our principal source of identity and social insertion. Values other than economic values, activities other than the functional, instrumental, waged activities social apparatuses and institutions compel us to perform, will have to become predominant in our lives.

The cultural and societal change involved here demands from each of us a change in attitude which no state, government, political party or trade union can bring about on our behalf. We shall have to find a meaning in life other than gainful employment, the work ethic and productivity, and struggles centred on issues other than those implied in wage relations. The extent of these cultural changes is such that it would be futile to propose them were it not for the fact that the changes presently under way are already heading in this direction.

3.2.1. Liberation in work and liberation from work

Disaffection with waged work has been on the increase over the last twenty years or so, as shown by surveys conducted periodically by institutes in Germany and Sweden. Particularly prevalent among young workers, this attitude finds expression not so much in a lack of interest or a refusal to work hard but rather in a desire that work should fit into life instead of life having to fit into or be sacrificed to one's job or career. Workers, particularly young workers, aspire to (re)gain control of their lives and this increases their awareness of and openness to movements which have this specific aim.

This desire to liberate oneself from, or vis-a-vis, work should not be seen as opposed to the traditional union objectives of achieving liberation in work. On the contrary, past experience has shown that workers become more demanding with regard to their working conditions and work relations when their work leaves them time and energy to have a personal life. Conversely, personal self-development requires that the nature and hours of work should not be damaging to the workers' physical and psychic faculties. The trade-union movement must, therefore, keep campaigning on two levels simultaneously, just as it did in the past: for the `humanization' and enrichment of work and for a reduction in working hours, without loss of income.

The traditional task of the trade unions is as relevant now as ever. For although the employers' ideology sets great store by the reskilling and personalizing ofjobs and the policy of giving workers greater responsibility, in practice this revaluation of labour only affects a small and privileged elite.

For large sectors of industrial and service workers it entails not only redundancies, but the deskilling and standardization of numerous previously skilled jobs and the introduction of a system of constant electronic monitoring of behaviour and productivity. Instead of being liberating, computerization often intensifies labour by eliminating `dead time' and forcing an increase in the pace of work.

Often accompanied by putting workers on short time or the introduction of flexi-time, this intensification of work masks, as if by design, the fact that the intensity of human effort is now just a secondary factor of increased productivity, the main factor being the savings in human labour due to the high technical performance of the equipment employed. This equipment could be used to ease the strain and monotony of work, as well as working hours. This fact makes the arbitrary and oppressive nature of the intensification of labour all the more acutely felt.

3.2.2. New forms of work, new responsibilities

In general, labour is tending to become a secondary force of production by comparison with the power, degree of automation and complexity of the equipment involved. Jobs in which the notion of individual effort and output still retain some meaning,in which the quantity or quality of the product depends on the workers' application to their task and in which their pride in producing something well-made is still a source of personal and social identity, are becoming increasingly rare.

In robotized factories and process industries in particular, work consists essentially in monitoring, (re)programming and, should the occasion arise, correcting and repairing the functioning of automatic systems. Workers in this situation are on duty rather than at work. Their work is by nature intermittent. It is as dematerialized and functional to the system whose smooth running it ensures as that of `functionaries' or civil servants and, as in the case of the latter, often requires the worker to respect procedures whose minutest details have been laid down in advance and which preclude all forms of initiative and creativity. The control the workers exercise over their `product' and over the purpose it serves is minimal. Traditional work values and the traditional work ethic thus seem destined to give way to an ethic of service and, possibly, of responsibility towards the community, in so far as one's professional consciousness can now only consist in identifying oneself with the value of the function one fulfils and no longer with the value of the product of one's labour.

It thus becomes essential to ask ourselves what purpose we serve by the function we fulfil at `work'. Professional consciousness must therefore extend to include an examination of the effects technological, economic and commercial decisions have on society and civilization, and the issues that are at stake. ThiI is especially necessary in the case of technical and scientific workers, whose associations and groups have been known publicly to question the moral and political aims, values and consequences of the programmes they are to implement.

This broadening of professional consciousness, this assumption of a reflexive and critical perspective on the implications of one's professional activities can obviously occur in associations and discussion groups, but should also be a central concern of the trade-union movement. In the absence of such developments, we run the risk of seeing the emergence of a technocratic caste which uses its expertise, or allows others to use it, to reinforce the domination of big business and the state over its citizens.

At a time when the economy has less and less need for everyone to be in full-time employment, the question of why we work and what our work consists in doing assumes prime importance. Asking this question is our only way of protecting ourselves from an ethic of `hard work for its own sake' and `producing for the sake of producing' which in the end lead towards an acceptance of the war economy and war itself.

3.2.3. The importance of non-economic aims and actions

The capitalist economy is no longer able to guarantee everyone a right to economically useful and remunerated work. Hence the right to work cannot be guaranteed for everyone unless, first, the number of hours everyone works in the economy is reduced and, second, the possibilities of working outside the economy, in tasks not performed for economic ends, are developed and opened up to all. The trade union in everyday life: cultural tasks.

As has been shown, we cannot all be guaranteed the possibility of working within the economy unless working hours are reduced to approximately 1,000 hours per year. Waged work cannot then continue to be the most important element in our lives. Unless people are to become passive consumers of amusements, who are fed on and manipulated by a deluge of programmes, messages and media games, they must be given the possibility of developing interests and autonomous activities, including productive activities. Their socialization, that is, their insertion into society and their sense of belonging to a culture, will derive more from these autonomous activities than from the work an employer or institution defines for them. (The same remarks would also apply, should society prefer to have a mass of reasonably well-compensated people out of work rather than reduce working hours). The labour movement should not forget here that its origins lie in working-class cultural associations. It will not be able to survive as a movement unless it takes an interest in people's self-realization outside their work as well as in it, and helps or participates in the creation of sites and spaces in which people are able to develop their ability to take responsibility for their own lives and self-manage their social relations: open universities, community schools and community centres; service-exchange co-operatives and mutual-aid groups; cooperative repair and self-production workshops; discussion, skills-transfer and art and craft groups, and so on.

These are not tasks to be undertaken at some time in the distant future but objectives which should be given urgent priority now, for two reasons.

- The tendency of large-scale enterprises to sub-contract the maximum amount of manufacturing and services out to tiny enterprises employing an unstable, fluctuating workforce, or even people working from home, means it is essential that trade unions should exist in towns and suburbs and that they should be open to all who live in them. They must attract this floating workforce and the population as a whole, independently of their ability to organize waged workers at their workplaces.
- More than at any other time, the influence of the trade-union movement depends on its ability to contend with the cultural industry and the entertainment or leisure moguls, so as to break the monopoly they are aiming to acquire over consciousness-formation and our conception of future society, life and its priorities. The trade-union movement's cultural task is really a political one, if we give `political' its original meaning of an activity relating to the organization, future and good of the `city'. Trade unionism as one movement among many The trade union movement should also not ignore the Struggles which have developed in the last fifteen years or so in areas outside work. These campaigns, which are extremely varied in nature, are all characterized by the aspiration of individuals and communities to regain existential sovereignty and the power to determine their own lives. These campaigns have a common target: the dictatorial rule industry and the bureaucracy exercise in alliance with professions whose aim it is to monopolize knowledge in areas as diverse as health, education, energy requirements, town planning, the model and level of consumption, and so on. In all these areas, single-issue movements - the `new social movements' - are attempting to defend our right to self determination from forms of mega-technology and scientism which lead to the concentration of decision-making power in the hands of a technocracy whose expertise generally serves to legitimate the economic and political powers-that-be.
These campaigns of resistance to the professionalization, technocratization and monetarization of our lives are specific forms of a wider, more fundamental struggle for emancipation. They contain a radical potential which has repercussions on workplace struggles and they mould the consciousness of a growing number of people. It is essential for the trade-union movement to be receptive to the aspirations contained within these movements and to adopt them as part of its struggle. It is equally essential that it should see itself as an integral part of a wider, many-sided movement of individual and social emancipation. The fact that the trade-union movement is - and will remain - the best-organized force in this broader movement confers on it a particular responsibility: on it will largely depend the success or failure of all the other elements in this social movement. According to whether the trade-union movement opposes them or whether it seeks a common alliance and a common course of action with them,these other elements will be part of the left or will break with it, will engage with it in collective action or will remain minorities tempted to resort to violence.

The attitude of the trade-union movement towards the other social movements and their objectives will also determine its own evolution. If it divorces itself from them, if it refuses to be part of a wider movement, if it sees its mission as being limited to the defence of waged workers as such, it will inevitably degenerate into a conservative, neo-corporatist force.

3.3. Working Less, Living Better

3.3.1. The field of autonomous activities

A progressive reduction in working time to 1,000 hours or less per year gives completely new dimensions to disposable time. Non-working time is no longer necessarily time for the rest, recuperation, amusement and consumption; it no longer serves to compensate for the strain, constraints and frustrations of working time. Free time is no longer merely the always insufficient `time left over' we have to make the most of while we can and which is never long enough for embarking on a project of any kind.

If the working week were reduced to under twenty-five or thirty hours, we could fill our disposable time with activities which have no economic objective and which enrich the life of both individual and group: cultural and aesthetic activities whose aim is to give and create pleasure and enhance and `cultivate' our immediate environment; assistance, caring and mutual-aid activities which create a network of social relations and forms of solidarity throughout the neighbourhood or locality; the development of friendships and affective relationships; educational and artistic activities; the repairing and production of objects and growing food for our own use, `for the pleasure' of making something ourselves, of preserving things we can cherish and hand down to our children; service-exchange cooperatives, and so on. In this way it will be possible for an appreciable proportion of the services currently provided by professionals, commercial enterprises or public institutions to be provided on a voluntary basis by individuals themselves, as members of grassroots communities, according to needs they themselves have defined. I shall return to this later.

These activities, taken as a whole, should not be viewed as an alternative economic sector which forms part of a 'dual economy'. These activities are characterized by an absence of economic rationality and have no place in the economic sphere. The act of performing them, is not the means to achieve an end, to achieve satisfaction. It produces that satisfaction itself; it is an end in itself. The time we devote, for example, to music, love, education, exchanging of ideas, to creative activities, to looking after the sick, is time for living, and cannot be bought or sold at any price. Extending this time for living and reducing the amount of time devoted to necessary tasks or work for economic ends has been one of humanity's constant aims.

3.3.2. From the self-management of time to the self-management of life

There is no reason why we should make this reduction of the amount of paid work a reduction in daily or weekly working hours. Computerization and the greater flexibility of decentralized units of production increase the scope for individual and/or collective self-management of work schedules. This is already happening in Quebec, where public employees are able to arrange their monthly quota of 140 hours as best suits them individually. Factories and administrative bodies have been reorganized so that employees are no longer obliged to put in a set number of hours per day, with work stations functioning independently of one another. Such possibilities for workers themselves to manage their own time should be mobilized against schemes which introduce flexi-time on the employers' terms.

One thousand hours per year could, for example, be divided into twenty per week, done in two and a half days, or ten days per month, or twenty-five weeks per year, or ten months spread out over two years - without any loss of real income of course (I shall return to this). Working hours could also be defined as the amount of work performed over a lifetime: for example, a person could do 20,000 to 30,000 hours over a lifetime, which would be completed within the fifty years of their potential active working life and guarantee them - throughout their lifetime - the full income which their 1,600 hours per year provides at the present time.

A form of self-management such as this which spans an entire lifetime presents a number of advantages and has been the subject of much debate in Sweden. By allowing people to work more or less during certain periods in their lives, this arrangement allows them to be ahead or behind in the amount of work they have to do per year; to interrupt their professional activity over a number of months or years without loss of income in order, for example, to learn a new trade, set up a business, bring up children, build a house, or undertake an artistic, scientific, humanitarian or co-operative project.

The possibility of alternating between waged work and autonomous activities, or doing the two simultaneously, should not be interpreted as a devaluation of waged work. Personal development through autonomous activities always has repercussions on one's professional work. It enriches it and makes it more fruitful. The notion that one must devote oneself and one's time entirely and exclusively to a single job if one is to succeed or be creative is erroneous. The creator and the pioneer are generally jacks-of-all-trades with extremely diverse and changing interests and occupations. Einstein's theory of relativity came to him during the free time he had while working full-time job in the patent office in Berne.

In general, innovation and creativity are the result not of continuous, regular work but of a period of spasmodic effort (for example, twenty hours or more at a stretch in computer programming; three hundred to five hundred hours a month, over a period of several months, to set up a business or perfect a new type of technology or piece of equipment), followed by periods of reading, thinking, pottering about, travelling and emotional and intellectual interaction.

Continual hard slog does not make work more creative or more efficient; it only serves the will to power of those who defend the rank and the position of strength their work affords them. It is rare for pioneers, creators or high-level researchers to be at work for more than 1,000 hours per year on average. Experience has shown that two people, sharing a single position of responsibility (for example, as a dean of a university, a personnel manager, a legal adviser, a municipal architect or a doctor) and doing two and a half days each, do the job better more efficiently than one person doing the same job full-time.

3.3.3 The democratization of areas of competence

A policy for the reduction of working time limited solely to unskilled jobs will not avoid the division and segmentation of society it is designed precisely to prevent. All it will do is displace the split. It will give rise on one side to professional elites who monopolize the positions of responsibility and power and on the other to a mass of powerless deskilled, peripheral workers on short time. If the maximum number of people are to have access to creative, responsible, skilled jobs, then it is just as essential for the amount of working hours to be reduced here as elsewhere. The current scarcity of jobs such as these can be explained less by a lack of talents and will to develop a career than by the fact that creative, responsible, skilled jobs are monopolized by professional elites intent on defending their corporate and class privileges and powers. Reducing the amount of time work takes up will enable these jobs to be `democratized' and allow a larger percentage of the working population to have access to them, since it will create scope for people to acquire new skills and to study regardless of age.


When the economy requires a decreasing amount of labour and distributes less and less in the way of wages for an increasing volume of production, `the purchasing power of the population and their right to an income can no longer be made to depend on the amount of labour they supply. The purchasing power distributed must increase despite the reduction in the amount of labour required. The level of real income distributed and the quantity of labour supplied must become independent of each other, otherwise he demand for production will be insufficient and economic depression will deepen. The key question for all the industrial nations is not the principle of uncoupling the level a- income from the amount of labour the economy requires, but the way in which to implement this dissociation. Three formulas can be envisaged.

4.1. The Social-Democratic Logic

The creation of jobs outside the economy proper is often advocated, especially by the left, on the grounds that `There is no shortage of work, since there is virtually no limit to the needs we have to satisfy.' The question remains, however, as to whether these needs will be best satisfied through the waged labour of people employed to that end. Two categories of inherently non-commercializable needs can be distinguished.

- The first group relates to the environment on which our quality of life depends, and includes our need for space, clean air, silence and styles of architecture and urban planning which make it easy for us to meet and interact. These needs cannot be expressed on the market in terms of effective individual `demand' giving rise to a corresponding supply. The resources to which these needs relate cannot in fact be produced and sold, whatever the price offered for them. These needs will be satisfied not by working and producing more but by working and producing differently. To this end, a policy of selective public incentives and subsidies is required so as to express a collective level of demand which would make it possible to furnish the corresponding supply (especially in the case of re-afforestation, pollution control, energy conservation, urban development or the prevention of illnesses, for example). This will create a limited number of jobs. But part of the jobs thus created will be lost elsewhere because the consumption of energy, medical services and pharmaceutical products will diminish, as will the demand for goods and services, since jobs created by public demand are financed from public, fiscal resources drawn from the economy.
- The second category of non-economic needs which cannot be expressed in cash terms concerns helping and caring activities (for the aged, the disturbed, children, the sick, and so on). Industrialization has resulted in a shortage of time and autonomy, and its growth has been based on compensating for this by turning activities which were traditionally part of the private, family or community sphere into professional, commercialized ones. This has resulted in the impoverishment and depersonalization of human relations, the disintegration of grassroots communities and the standardization and technicization of caring and helping services - all things which the new social movements' are reacting against at different levels. We must consequently ask ourselves to what extent our need for the care and help provided for by these services, whether public or private, is generated by our lack of time; to what extent, therefore, that need would not be better met if we increased the time we had available rather than employing people to take care of our children, ageing parents, mixed-up adolescents and distressed friends in our stead. A reduction in working hours without loss of income could allow the repatriation to grassroots communities, through voluntary cooperation and mutual aid on the level of the neighbourhocd or block, of a growing number of services which will better satisfy our needs, and be better adapted to them, if we provide them for ourselves than they are when professionals are paid to administer them according to norms and procedures laid down by the state. It is not a question of dismantling the welfare state but of relieving it, as the amount of work we do for economic ends diminishes, of certain tasks which, apart from being expensive, also bring the tutelag'e of the state to bear on the beneficiaries.

4.2. The Liberal Logic
The second formula for uncoupling the level of income from the amount of labour supplied is the institution of a `social minimum' or `social income' unconditionally guaranteed to all citizens. This formula has its supporters on the left as well as on the Right. In general, its objective is to protect an increasing mass of unemployed people from extreme forms of poverty. In the most generous variants of this scheme, the social income guaranteed to all citizens is to be fixed above the poverty line.

The neo-liberal variant, however, fixes the guaranteed social income at or below subsistence level, with the result that the recipients are practically forced to earn a top-up income by doing `odd jobs', which will not prevent them receiving the guaranteed minimum income as long as their earned income does not exceed a certain amount. In this conception of the scheme, the guaranteed minimum is to allow the price of labour to change in keeping with the laws of supply and demand and, if necessary, to fall below subsistence level.

In all of the above cases,the guaranteed social income is essentially an unemployment allowance adapted to a situation in which a high percentage of the unemployed have never worked and have little chance of finding a regular paid job. It amounts to a form of social assistance provided by the state, which neither stems the tide of unemployment nor arrests the division of society into a class of active workers in full-time employment on the one hand and a marginalized mass of the unemployed and semi-employed on the other.

4.3. The Trade-Union Logic

The third formula for making the level of income independent of the amount of labour supplied is the reduction of working hours without loss of income. This proposal reconciles the right of everyone to have a paid job and the possibility for everyone to have a greater degree of existential autonomy and for individuals to exercise more control over their private, family and community lives. This proposal is most closely in keeping with the trade-union tradition. While the demand for a guaranteed social income is a social policy demand addressed to the state, and one which trade unions can neither carry through by direct mass action nor implement themselves through workers' control, the demand for a reduction in the working week to thirty-two, twenty-eight, twenty-four or twenty hours, without loss of real income, can be campaigned for through collective action and, more importantly, can create solidarity between workers, the unemployed and those people - a significant number of whom are women and young people - who wish their jobs to fit into their personal lives instead of requiring the sacrifice of the latter.

Contrary to the social income, which is a more or less inadequate compensation for social and economic exclusion, a reduction in working hours meets three basic requisites of justice:

- the savings in labour which technological development has created must benefit everyone;
- everyone must be able to work less so that everyone can work;
- the decrease in working hours must not entail a decrease in real income, since more wealth is being created by less labour.
These are not new aims. There is no shortage of collective agreements, and sectoral or company agreements which have, in the past, made provision for a progressive reduction in working hours accompanied by guarantees of purchasing power and a stabilization, if not indeed an increase, in the size of the workforce.
What is new is the fact that the technological revolution is now affecting all fields of activity and bringing about highly differentiated savings in labour. This will continue over a long period. Trade-union action is indispensable if we are to achieve reductions in working hours which correspond to the predictable rise in productivity: indispensable, in particular, if the reductions in working hours are to lead to employees being able to self-manage their time and not merely to more flexible-time on the employers' terms. But trade-union activity is not enough to effect a planned reduction in working hours by stages across the whole of society. This calls for specific policies which very much concern the trade-union movement but which cannot be conducted and implemented by it. These specific policies must focus on four areas: forecasting and programming; employment; training; and financing.

4.4. Complementary Policies

4.4.1. Productivity contracts

Increases in productivity are neither unpredictable nor unforeseen. Enterprises, industrial sectors and administrative bodies generally plan investment programmes spanning several years which are intended to produce predictable productivity gains. Social control over the technological revolution consists in translating these productivity forecasts into for example, company, sectoral or public-service contracts, which can serve as a framework for ongoing negotiations e necessary adjustments and means of implementation.

4.4.2. Employment policy

Increases in available productivity are obviously not the same in all companies, sectors and institutions. Social control over the technological revolution consists in avoiding a situation in which there are redundancies and a surplus of labour power in some sectors of the economy, while there is plenty of overtime and a shortage of labour in others.

It thus becomes essential for labour to be transferred from enterprises and industrial sectors in which there is rapid growth in available productivity to those where there is little or no growth. Such transfers are the condition for an approximately equal reduction in working hours for everyone, proportionate to the average growth in productivity of the economy as a whole, in conditions as close as possible to full employment. An employment policy which offers incentives for professional mobility is therefore necessary. This evidently presupposes the possibility of learning or relearning a trade at any age, without loss of income.

4.4.3. Educational reform

Current training methods are often inappropriate and not particularly stimulating. There is an urgent need at all levels of the education system for a reform which will focus on the individual's ability to learn by her or himself, on the acquisition of a range of related skills which will enable individuals to become polyvalent and develop their capacity to carry out a range of occupations. Schools also need to reverse their priorities: instead of giving priority to training `human computers' whose memory capacity, abilities of analysis and calculation and so on, are surpassed and largely made redundant by electronic computers, they need to give priority to developing irreplaceable human capabilities such as manual, artistic, emotional, relational and moral capabilities, and the ability to ask unforeseen questions, to search for a meaning, to reject non-sense even when it is logically coherent.

4.4.4. Fiscal reform

From the point where it takes only 1,000 hours per year or 20,000 to 30,000 hours per lifetime to create an amount of wealth equal to or greater than the amount we create at the present time in 1,600 hours per year or 40,000 to 50,000 hours in a working life, we must all be able to obtain a real income equal to or higher than our current salaries in exchange for a greatly reduced quantity of work. In practice, this means that in the future we must receive our full monthly income every month even if we work full-time only one month in every two or six months in a year or even two years out of four, so as to complete a personal, family or community project, or experiment with different lifestyles, just as we now receive our full salaries during paid holidays, training courses, possibly during periods of sabbatical leave, and so forth.

In contrast to the guaranteed social minimum granted by the state to those unable to find regular paid work, our regular monthly income will be the normal remuneration we have earned by performing the normal amount of labour the economy requires each individual to supply. The fact that the amount of labour required is so low that work can become intermittent and constitute an activity amongst a number of others, should not be an obstacle to its being remunerated by a full monthly income throughout one's life. This income corresponds to the portion of socially produced wealth to which each individual is entitled by virtue to their participation in the social process of production. It is, however, no longer a true salary, since it is not dependent on the amount of labour supplied (in the month or year) and is not intended to remunerate individuals as workers. It is therefore practically impossible for this income to be paid and guaranteed by economic units or enterprises, either in the form of increases in salary per hour of work or through contributions paid into a social fund. In both cases, the reduction by half of working hours, without loss of real income, would raise the hourly cost of labour to double the present level.

Leaving aside problems of competitiveness, the result would be a prohibitive rise in the relative price of highly labour-intensive services and forms of production such as building, agriculture, maintenance and repair work, and cultural and educational activities. This difficulty could be overcome by implementing the following solution: enterprises would only pay for the hours of work completed, on a negotiated wage-scale, which would thus ensure that the real costs of production were known. The loss of salary resulting from a reduction in working hours would be compensated from a guarantee fund which would pay for the working hours saved due to advances in technology, at the rate set for hours of work actually completed. This guarantee fund would be paid for out of a tax on automated production, comparable to VAT or the duty on alcohol, cigarettes, fuel or cars, for example. The rate of taxation of products would rise as their production costs decreased. The less socially desirable or useful that production, the higher this tax would be. As these taxes would be deductible from export costs, competitiveness would not be affected. The real income individuals receive would be made up of a direct salary and a social income which, in non-working periods in particular, would itself be sufficient to guarantee their normal standard of living.

The implementation of a system of political prices, reflecting the choices society has made, and the creation of a social income independent of the amount of labour supplied, will in any case become necessary as the cost of bour in increasingly widespread robotized production is reduced to a negligible amount. The value of salaries distributed and the price of automated forms of production can o y be prevented from falling through the floor by a price-and-incomes policy by means f which society can assert its priorities and give direction and meaning to the advance of technology. Nevertheless, there is nothing to guarantee that society will choose the emancipation and autonomy of individuals as its priority or its intended direction, rather than seeking to dominate and exert even greater control over them. What direction the present social changes will take is still an open question; it is today and wil, for the foreseeable future remain, the central issue in social conflicts and the key question for social movements.


I have attempted to identify the meaning history could have, and to show what humanity and the trade-union movement could derive from the technological revolution we are witnessing at present. I have tried to indicate the direction in which we should advance, the policies we should follow if we are to bring this about. Events could nevertheless take a course which would miss the possible meaning of the current technological revolution. If this happens, I can see no other meaning in that revolution: our societies will continue to disintegrate, to become segmented, to sink into violence, injustice and fear


Andre Gorz

I see Civil Servants of the highest level crafting the social system of the future in what has happened since we first saw this advanced robotic and computerised manufacturing in the 1970's. This future has all been thought out for us in the words above we can see what has been planned.

According to a study by Wolfgang Lecher, of the WSI (the Institute of Economic and Social Research of the DGB), the continuation of the present trend would lead, within the next ten years or so, to the following segmentation of the active population:
- 25 per cent will be skilled workers with permanent jobs in large firms protected by collective wage agreements;
- 25 per cent will be peripheral workers with insecure, unskilled and badly-paid jobs, whose work schedules vary according to the wishes of their employers and the fluctuations in the market;
- 50 per cent will be semi-unemployed, unemployed, marginalized workers, doing occasional or seasonal work and `odd jobs'. Already 51 per cent of the active population in France aged between 18 and 24 fit into this category (26 per cent unemployed, 25 per cent doing `odd jobs'); and the percentage is even higher in Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and (especially) Britain.

The Bell Shaped IQ curve neccesitates the above break down of the workforce. Reduction in population will result in a reduction of the High IQ, "prized", Workers. In the face of a 300 million strong university educated middle class in India (and 700 millions of incredibly poor lower classes) a reduction in population will just reduce the number of intelligent people available to the country.

All organs of Government are at work manipulating expectations and work myth concepts and war to get the minimum earnings acceptable to the poor.

29 Jul 2010, 10:36PM
This government has cut housing benefit for the long term unemployed because, as everyone knows, they are lazy workshy feckless bastards.

According to some figures up to 94% of those receiving disability benefits are being moved on to JSA.

Up to 600,000 public sector workers plus an unkown number of knock-on redundncies in the private sector are expected. The spending review here in scotland identified around 50,000 job cuts.

And this government in its fucking wisdom is now removing the compulsory retirement wage.

Can anyone, anyone at all I don't care if they are a Tory or a Lib Dem, can anyone at all tell me


Yet I would like to offer a new vision of the future. And it is here that all humanity and all the Unions can put their weight behind evolution for all humanity.

A key is the amount of benefit, unearned wages, which would be acceptable to the majority out of work. In order to stop revolution and manage the population a contract must be worked out between the elite and the benefit scroungers. Here an organisation, like a Union could benefit the majority.

Unearned wages, a basic income, could be given in the face of such a lack of work accorded by right of being born. Like a Family giving pocket money, housing and education to its children, so the country could give such patrimony, such a share in the country company which produces earnings to satisfy the needs of the poor on a yearly basis.

There is the analysis that because of productivity improvements in manufacturing that no work should be available. However it simply means that House machines - fridges, heating, air conditioning, TV are cheaper for everyone and these are now produced in China.

This largesse can only come through an increase in the Real Physical Economy - not the gambling Funny Money of Wall Street. This increase can only come through cheap plentiful energy and investment in infrastructure producing Cheap food through NAWAPA and the nuclear desalination of water, fourth generation nuclear electrical energy can be provided, almost free for 5000 years with the uranium already mined. Housing - concrete is priced on the cost of energy. Free education and entertainment mean a possible good life for all humanity without the need for "work". Channeling the passion of humanity in good directions will benefit all humanity.



- A Game Worth Playing

THIS ARTICLE IS CONCERNED with games and aims.

 It has been stated by Thomas Szasz that what people really need and demand from life is not wealth, comfort or esteem but games worth playing.1 He who cannot find a game worth playing is apt to fall prey to accidie, defined by the Fathers of the Church as one of the Deadly Sins, but now regarded as a symptom of sickness. Accidie is a paralysis of the will, a failure of the appetite, a condition of generalized boredom, total disenchantment—"God, oh God, how weary, stale, flat and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!" Such a state of mind, Szasz tells us, is a prelude to what is loosely called "mental illness," which, though Szasz defines this illness as a myth, nevertheless fills half the beds in hospitals and makes multitudes of people a burden to themselves and to society.

Seek, above all, for a game worth playing. Such is the advice of the oracle to modern man. Having found the game, play it with intensity—play as if your life and sanity depended on it. ( They do depend on it. ) Follow the example of the French existentialists and flourish a banner bearing the word "engagement." Though nothing means anything and all roads are marked "No EXIT," yet seem to offer a game worth playing, then invent one.2 For it must move as if your movements had some purpose. If life does not be clear, even to the most clouded intelligence, that any game is better than no game.

What sort of games does life offer? We can study Stephen Potter for tips on "gamesmanship." We can ( and should) read Eric Berne on Games People Play.3 If we have mathematical inclinations we can look into the work of John von Neumann or Norbert Wiener, who devoted some of their best thinking to the elaboration of a theory of games.4

From the Hindu scriptures we can learn of the cosmic game, the alternation of lila and nitya, the Dance of Shiva, in which primordial unity is transformed into multiplicity through the constant interplay of the three faunas. In the works of the mystic novelist, Hermann Hesse, we can read of the Magic Theater in which all life games are possible or of the game of games (Glassperlenspiel) in which all elements of human experience are brought together in a single synthesis."

What is a game? An interaction between people involving ulterior motives? Berne uses the word in this sense in Games People Play. But a game involves more than this. It is essentially a trial of strength or a trial of wits played within a matrix which is defined by rules."' Rules are essential. If the rules are not observed, the game ceases to be a game at all. A meaningful game of chess would be impossible if one player insisted on treating all pawns as queens.

Life games reflect real life aims. And the games men choose to play indicate not only their type, but also their level of inner development. Following Thomas Szasz ( more or less) we can divide life games into object games and meta-games. Object games can be thought of as games played for the attainment of material things, primarily money and the objects which money can buy. Meta-games are played for intangibles such as knowledge or the "salvation of the soul." In our culture object games predominate. In earlier cultures meta-games predominated. To the players of meta games, object games have always seemed shallow and futile, an attitude summarized in the Gospel saying: "What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?" To the players of object games, meta-games seem fuzzy and ill-defined, involving nebulous concepts like beauty, truth or salvation. The whole human population of the earth can be divided roughly into two groups, meta-game players and object-game players, the Prosperos and the Calibans.8 The Ascenders and the Descenders The two have never understood one another and it is safe to predict that they never will. They are, psychologically speaking, different species of man and their conflicts throughout the ages have added greatly to the sum of human misery.


Life Games

ALL games have an important and probably decisive influence on the destinies of the players under ordinary social conditions; but some offer more opportunities than others for lifelong careers and are more likely to involve relatively innocent bystanders. This group may be conveniently called Life Games Which we work on in Energy Enhancement Level 3. It includes "
Addict," "Defaulter," "Kick Me," "Now I've Got You, You Son of a Bitch," "See What You Made Me Do" and their principal variants. They merge on the one side with marital games, and on the other with those of the underworld. All these games are Implant Blockage created Distractions which are a total waste of time, only removable by Energy Enhancement meditation Based techniques.

Their use is promoted by Hollywood Advertising (Psychopathic Killing as an advertisement for people to join the Army) Bollywood Advertising (Dancing and sweet love to get you to enter into the Householder Game and create a massive Population so that a massive army can be generated) and childish novels as attention distracters from the Master Game.

Life games are a big subject to do with purpose, one of the energies of the Will, of the Avatar of Synthesis.

What is your purpose, your mission in this lifetime?

What is distracting you from your purpose?

Table I.







The big celebration, the wedding or housewarming, takes place not when the debt is discharged, but when it is undertaken.

What is emphasized on TV, for example, is not the middle-aged man who has finally paid off his mortgage, but the young man who moves into his new home with his family, proudly waving the papers he has just signed and which will bind him for most of his productive years.

After he has paid his debts—the mortgage, the college expenses for his children and his insurance—he is regarded as a problem, a "senior citizen" for whom society must provide not only material comforts but a new "purpose."

This is the life of Nothing. You come into this world with Nothing; make some money, pay the bills for the hospital and you leave with Nothing!!

As this is written, a sow bug crawls across a desk. If he is turned over on his back, one can observe the tremendous struggle he goes through to get on his feet again. During this interval he has a "purpose" in his life.

When he succeeds, one can almost see the look of victory on his face. Off he goes, and one can imagine him telling his tale at the next meeting of sow bugs, looked up to by the younger generation as an insect who has made it.

And yet mixed with his smugness is a little disappointment. Now that he has come out on top, life seems aimless. Maybe he will return in the hope of repeating his triumph. It might be worth marking his back with ink, so as to recognize him if he risks it. A courageous animal, the sow bug. No wonder he has survived for millions of years.

This is the Existential Position of Eric Berne which is true of any game except the Master Game of Illumination.

All games are played according to rules. In man-made games such as poker the rules are imposed by the laws of probability (odds against a straight are 254 to 1, against a flush, 508 to 1.) or they are dependent on special limitations (pawns and other pieces in chess each having its own move). In life games, rules are imposed by natural, economic or social conditions. The player must both remember the aim and know the rules. Apart from this, the quality of his game depends on his own innate characteristics.

Great chess masters are born, not made. Great football players are bound to have certain physical characteristics. The game a man can play is determined by his type ( of which more later). Ho who tries to play a game for which his type does not fit him violates his Own essence with consequences that are often disastrous.

The Low Games
The main types of life games are shown in Table I.

 Hog in Trough is an object game pure and simple. The aim is to get one's nose in the trough as deeply as possible, guzzle as much as possible, el¬bow the other hogs aside as forcefully as possible. A strong Hog in Trough player has all the qualities with which communist propa¬ganda endows the capitalist, insatiable greed, ruthlessness, cun¬ning, selfishness. Pure Hog in Trough is not considered entirely respeetahly iii the contemporary U.S.A. and is generally played today with a certain moderation that would have seemed sissy to the giants oi the game who savagely exploited the resources of the continent a century or so ago. Although the 4 trillions of dollars stolen out of the system by the latest 2008 housing bubble and by the yearly bubbles for 200 years - The rules of the game have become more complex and the game itself more subtle.

Cock on Dunghill is played for fame. It is designed primarily to inflate the false ego and to keep it inflated. Players of Cock on Dunghill are hungry to be known and talked about. They want, in a word, to be celebrities, whether or not they have anything worth celebrating. The game is practically forced upon people in some professions ( actors, politicians), who are compelled to maintain a "public image" which may have no relationship to the thing they really are. But the real player of Cock on Dunghill, whose happiness depends entirely on the frequency with which he (or she) sees his name in the papers, does not much care about public images. For him any publicity is better than no publicity. He would rather be well known as a scoundrel than not known at all.

The Moloch Game is the deadliest of all games, played for "glory" or for "victory," by various grades of professional mankillers (trained to regard such killing as creditable provided those they kill favor a different religion or political system and can thus be collectively referred to as "the enemy." "They were all bad" - Big Arnie. These people are created for a purpose and that purpose is the creation of poverty, low intellect - dumming down, in order to kill off the intellectual elite every few years - the cull, and control humanity for thousands of years. Moloch Game is a purely human game. Other mammals, though they fight with members of their own species, observe a certain decent moderation and rarely fight to the death.9 But the players of the Moloch Game have no moderation. Lured on by some glittering dream of glory or power, they kill with boundless enthusiasm, destroying whole cities, devastating entire countries. The game is played so passionately and with such abandon that nothing, neither pity, decency, sympathy or even common sense, is allowed to interfere with the destructive orgy. As the devotees of the god Moloch sacrificed their children to the idol, so the players of the Moloch Game sacrifice the lives of thousands of young males in the name of some glittering abstraction ( formerly "glory," now more generally "de¬fence") or a silly phrase couched in a dead language: "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori." - It is good and beautiful to die for ones country. 1

Some of the war poets (World War I vintage) had bitter things to say about this phrase:
"If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori."
(Wilfred Owen, Poems [New York: The Viking Press, 1931].)

But so great is the power wielded by the players of this game, exerted through various forms of coercion and blackmail, that the thousands of young men involved make little protest. They "go to their graves like beds," not daring to expose the emptiness of the glittering words on which the Moloch Game is based.

These three games, Hog in Trough, Cock on Dunghill and the Moloch Game, are all more or less pathological activities. The players who "win" win nothing that they can truly call their own. "Hog in Trough" may emerge twice as rich as Croesus only to find himself embittered, empty and unhappy, at a loss to know what to do with the wealth he has amassed.

"Cock on Dunghill" may make himself so famous that everyone knows his name only to realize that this fame of his is a mere shadow and a source of inconvenience.

Players of the Moloch Game may wade in blood up to the ears only to find that the victory or glory for which they sacrificed a million lives are empty words, like richly bedizened whores who lure men to their destruction. There is a criminal ele¬ment in all these games because, in every instance, they do harm both to the player and to the society of which he forms a part. So warped, however, are the standards by which men measure crimi¬nality that players of these games are more apt to be regarded as "pillars of society" than dangerous lunatics who should be exiled to remote islands where they can do no harm to themselves or Others.

Between the higher and the lower games is the neutral game, the Householder Game, the aim of which is simply to raise a family and provide it with the necessities of life. One cannot call it either a meta-game or an object game. It is the basic biological game on which the continuation of the human race depends. It is also possible to find, in every human society, a certain number of nonplayers, people who, due to some constitutional defect, are unable to find any game worth playing, who are, as a result, chronic outsiders, who feel alienated from society and generally become mentally deranged, tend to become antisocial and criminal

The High Games
The Meta-Games are rarely played in their pure form but are perverted in order to maintain dumming down. Money and wealth depend upon human invention to maintain the increase in human population, interaction, culture, genius and joy in life. Without this genius, humanity is set in the pattern of poverty seen on this planet for the last 100,000 years.

The Art Game is directed toward the expression of an inner awareness defined as beauty. The awareness is purely subjective. One mans beauty be another man's horror. The beautiful of one age can seem ugly to another. But bad players of the art game have no inner awareness all. They are technically proficient and imitate those who ha yg awareness, conforming to the fashion whatever that fashion may he. The whole Art Game, as played today, is heavily taintede with commercialism, the greed of the collector pervades it like a bad smell

It is further complicated by the tendency to show off that afflicts all contemporary artists, whether they be painters, sculptors, writers or composers. As all traditional concepts of the beautiful have been abandoned, anything goes, just so long, as it is new and startling. This makes it almost impossible to tell whether a work of art corresponds to some inner awareness of the artist or merely shows that he was trying to be clever 11

The Science Game is also rarely played in its pure form. Much of it is mere jugglery, a tiresome ringing of changes on a few basic
themes by investigators who are little more than technicians with higher degrees.

The Science Game has become so complex, so vast and so expensive that more or less routine enterprises are given preference.

Anything truly original tends to be excluded by that formidable array of committees that stands between the scientist and the money he needs for research. He must either tailor his research plans to fit the preconceived ideas of the committee or find himself without funds. Moreover, in the Science Game as in the Art Game there is much insincerity and a frenzied quest for status that sparks endless puerile arguments over priority of publication. The game is played not so much for knowledge as to bolster the scientist's ego.

To the Art Game and the Science Game we must add the Religion Game, a meta-game played for an aim loosely defined as the attainment of salvation. The Religion Game, as played in the past, had a fairly well-defined set of rules. It was essentially a game played by paid priests of one sort or another for their personal benefit. To compel their fellowmen to play the game, the priests invented various gods, with whom they alone could communicate, whose wrath they alone could assuage, whose cooperation they alone could enlist. He who wanted help from the gods or who wished to avert their wrath had to pay the priests to obtain his ends. The game was further enlivened, and the hold of the priests on the minds of their victims further strengthened, by the inven¬tion of two after-death states, a blissful heaven and a terrible hell. To stay out of the hell and get into the heaven, the player of the Religion Game had to pay the priests, or his relatives had to pay them after his death. This "pay the priest" aspect of the Religion Game has caused several cynics to define it as the world's oldest confidence trick designed to enable certain unscrupulous individuals to make a profit out of the credulity and suggestibility of their fellow men by interceding on their behalf with some nebulous god or ensuring their entry into an equally nebulous heaven. It was this aspect of the Religion Game that caused Sigmund Freud to ex¬claim, more in sorrow than anger: "The whole thing is so patently infantile, so incongruous with reality, that for one whose attitude to y is friendly it is painful to think that the great majority of mortals will never be able to rise above this view of life." 12

A hideous aspect of the Religion Game resulted from the insistence by certain priests that their brand of god was the only god, that their form of the game was the only permissible form. So eager were these priests to keep the game entirely in their own hands that they did not hesitate to persecute, torture or kill any who happened to wish to play the game by other rules.

This practice was started by the Jews, whose enthusiasm for their one and only and very jealous father-god justified those slaughterings the accounts of which constitute so much of the bulk of the Old Testament. As well has how to create an altar of sacrifice, how big, where to put the holes for the blood to run out of.

The Policy of the "Long War" is that of economic destruction to keep humanity at the level of the beast. In Current lexicon, "To bomb them back into the Stone Age" in order to maintain the control of humanity exerted for thousands of years. "It is not enough that I succeed, everyone else must fail" - Gengis Khan, who was paid in Machiavelian manner by the Catholic Popes to attack Islam from behind. The wars of Napolean and the First and Second World wars to destroy the economic capacity of Europe. Also Iraq, Iran, Afganistan. The practice was eagerly adopted by the elite of the so-called Christians, who, not satisfied with slaughtering Moslems and Jews, turned like rabid dogs on one another in a series of ghastly religious wars, Protestant versus Catholic. The Moslems, who borrowed the rules of their Religion Game from Jews and Christians alike, did not fail to copy the bad habits of both. Believers were exhorted in the Koran to wage war on the infidel, the slaughter of unbelievers being defined as one sure way of gaining entry into the Moslem heaven ( a much lusher paradise than the rather insipid affair offered by their priests to conforming Christians).

It would simplify our account of the games if we could offer the above description of the Religion Game without further comment. Unfortunately, this is impossible. Simply to define the Religion Game as the world's oldest con game is as "patently infantile" ( to borrow Freud's words) as it is to take seriously the anthropomorphic father-god floating in his bed sheet somewhere in the stratosphere surrounded by cherubs and seraphs and other improbable species of celestial fauna (the "gaseous vertebrate" so derided by Ernst Haeckel).

For it must be obvious to any fair-minded observer that there is another element in the Religion Game besides that of playing on the credulity of believers and selling them entry permits into a phoney heaven. All the great religions offer examples of saints and mystics who obviously did not play the game for material gain, whose indifference to personal comfort, to wealth and to fame was so complete as to arouse our wonder and admiration. It is equally obvious from the writings and sayings of these mystics that they were not so naive as to take seriously either the gaseous vertebrate or heaven with its golden harps or hell with its ovens. Obviously they played the game by entirely different rules and for entirely different aims from those of the priestly con men, who sold trips to heaven for hard cash and insisted on payment in advance (no refund if not fully satisfied, either).

What game did these mystics play? Within the matrix imposed by their religion, these players were attempting the most difficult game of all, the Master Game, the aim of which is the attainment of full consciousness or real awakening. It was natural for these players to play their game within a religious matrix. The basic idea underlying all the great religions is that man is asleep, that he lives amid dreams and delusions, that he cuts himself off from the universal consciousness (the only meaningful definition of God) to crawl into the narrow shell of a personal ego. To emerge from this narrow shell, to regain union with the universal consciousness, to pass from the darkness of the ego-centered illusion into the light of the non-ego, this was the real aim of the Religion Game as defined by the great teachers, Jesus, Gautama, Krishna, Mahavira, Lao-tze and the Platonic Socrates.

Among the Moslems this teaching was promulgated by the Sufis, who praised in their poems the delights of reunion with the Friend. To all these players, it was obvious that the Religion Game as played by the paid priests, with its shabby confidence tricks, promises, threats, persecutions and killings, was merely a hideous travesty of the real game, a terrible confirmation of the truth of the statement: "This people praise me with their lips but their hearts are far from me. . . They have eyes but see not, ears and hear not, neither do they understand."

So little did they understand that, at least within the matrix of the "Christian" religion, it actually became physically dangerous during several centuries to try to play the Master Game at all. Serious players found themselves accused of heresy, imprisoned by the Inquisitors, tortured, burned alive. It became impossible to play the game openly. To survive at all, one had to adopt a disguise, pretend that one's real interest was alchemy or magic, both of which were permitted by the priests, who did not understand the real significance of either.

Alchemy was particularly safe as its stated aim, the transmutation of base metals into gold, posed no challenge whatever to the authority of the priests. Therefore it was behind the mask of alchemy that many players of the Master Game concealed their real aims, formulating the rules of the game in an elaborate secret code in which the transmutations of substances within the body were expressed in terms of mercury, sulfur, salt and other ele¬ments. There were, of course, numerous alchemists who took the whole science at its face value, who believed that the Great Work referred to the production of metallic gold, who impoverished and frequently poisoned themselves in the quest for the great secret, and incidentally laid the foundations of modern chemistry. But for the serious alchemist the transmutation involved the formation of the pure spiritual golden aura - Aurum Non Vulgi - Not Fool's Gold, or the genesis of the homunculus, both of which symbolized the creation of fully conscious, cosmically oriented man out of the ego-centered puppet that goes by the name of man but is really only a pathetic caricature of what man could be. So well did the alchemists conceal their secrets that it took all the intuitive genius of Carl Gustav Jung (perhaps the leading authority on the subject) a large part of his life to unravel this mystery.13

Today no danger is involved in playing or attempting to play the Master Game. The tyranny of the priests has more or less ended. The Religion Game, though often as much of a con game as ever, is played without threats of torture and death. A good deal of the old venom has gone out of the game; in fact, it is even possible for priests who wear round their necks the label "Catholic" to be moderately polite to those who wear the once hated label "Protestant." So the game is now played with a certain amount of restraint not because men have become more tolerant, but because the whole issue of heaven versus hell, salvation versus damnation, is no longer taken very seriously. Even the theologians admit that the old father-god ( Haeckel's "gaseous vertebrate") is dead as far as anyone above the Jehovah's Witness level is concerned. The fight today is between rival political systems rather than rival theologies.

But although it is safe to play the Master Game, this has not served to make it popular. It still remains the most demanding and difficult of games and, in our society, there are few who play.

Contemporary man, hypnotized by the glitter of his own gadgets, has little contact with his inner world, concerns himself with outer, not inner space. But the Master Game is played entirely in the inner world, a vast and complex territory about which men know very little. The aim of the game is true awakening, full development of the powers latent in man.

The game can be played only by people whose observations of themselves and others have led them to a certain conclusion, namely, that man's ordinary state of consciousness, his so-called waking state, is not the highest level of consciousness of which he is capable. In fact, this state is so far from real awakening that it could appropriately be called a form of somnambulism, a condition of "waking sleep." 14

Once a person has reached this conclusion, he is no longer able to sleep comfortably. A new appetite develops within him, the hunger for real awakening, for full consciousness. He realizes that he sees, hears, knows only a tiny fraction of what he could see, hear and know, that he lives in the poorest, shabbiest of the rooms in his inner dwelling, but that he could enter other rooms, beauti¬ful and filled with treasures, the windows of which look out on eternity and infinity. In these rooms he would transcend his petty personal self and undergo spiritual rebirth, "the rising from the tomb" which is the theme of so many myths and the basis of all the mystery religions, including Christianity.

He who arrives at this conclusion is ready to play the Master Game. But though he may be ready, he does not necessarily know how to play. He cannot draw upon instinctive knowledge, for na¬ture has not endowed men with such instincts. She provides for man's development up to the age of puberty, she endows him with the instinct to propagate his kind, but after this she leaves him to his own devices. Far from helping man to develop further into the harmonious and enlightened being he might become, the blind force of evolution has actually put obstacles in his way.15

One who would play the Master Game is therefore compelled to seek a teacher, a skilled player who knows the rules. But where will he find such a teacher? A materialistic, spiritually impoverished culture can offer no instructions to the aspirant. The huge, highly specialized training centers that call themselves universities are obviously lacking in universality. They do not put the emphasis on expansion of consciousness first and acquisition of specialized knowledge second. They educate only a small part of man's totality. They cram the intellectual brain with facts, pay some lip service to the education of the physical body by encouraging idiotic competitive sports. But true education, in the sense of expansion of consciousness and the harmonious development of man's latent powers, they do not offer.

Here it is sufficient to say that the Master Game can never be made easy to play. It demands all that a man has, all his feelings, all his thoughts, his entire resources, physical and spiritual. If he tries to play it in a halfhearted way or tries to get results by unlawful means, he runs the risk of destroying his own potential. For this reason it is better not to embark on the game at all than to play it halfheartedly.

Energy Enhancement
The present site offers a synthesis of many methods derived from different sources, all of which are designed to help the practitioner to emerge from the darkness of waking sleep into the light of full consciousness. Purely for convenience, these methods are referred to collectively as Energy Enhancement, Enhancement because they bring about a higher synthesis, a new level of order within the psyche. Energy Enhancement is based on the idea that man can create by his own efforts a new being within himself ( the second birth). As a result, he can enjoy certain experiences, exercise certain powers, attain certain insights that are quite inconceivable to man in his once-born state.

Energy Enhancement involves the highest form of creativity of which man is capable, the creation of a truly inner-directed being out of a helpless other-directed slave. This creative work involves every aspect of man's behavior, the instinctive, motor, emotional and intellectual. It involves an understanding of the chemistry of the body and of the mind. It involves a study of type and all that pertains to type, the strengths and weaknesses that type imposes.

It involves a study of creative activity, arts, crafts, techniques of various kinds and of the effects these activities produce on levels of consciousness. It involves a study of events on the large scale and on the small, an awareness of the processes taking place in human and nonhuman communities that affect the individual adversely or otherwise. For man cannot be studied apart from his environment and he who would know himself must also know the world in which he lives.

The theory of Energy Enhancement can be studied in books." The practice is a different matter. For this a teacher is necessary. One who tries to practice the method without a teacher almost inevitably encounters certain difficulties which he cannot surmount. The illusion-creating mechanism in man's psyche does not cease to operate merely because a man decides to practice Creative Psychology. In fact, in such a one, it may operate all the more actively. So he may enjoy all sorts of pseudo-experiences, the result not of an expansion of consciousness but of the workings of his own imagination. A teacher can help him to sort out the true from the false, can warn him about the traps that lie in his path. Furthermore, the solitary practitioner of Energy Enhancement lives today in a culture that is more or less totally opposed to the aims he has set himself, that does not recognize the existence of the Master Game, and regards players of this game as queer or slightly mad.

The player thus confronts great opposition from the culture in which he lives and must strive with forces which tend to bring his game to a halt before it has even started. Only by finding a teacher and becoming part of the group of pupils that that teacher has collected about him can the player find encouragement and support. Otherwise he simply forgets his aim, or wanders off down some side road and loses himself. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find such teachers and such groups.

They do not advertise, they operate under disguises. Moreover, there exists an abundance of frauds and fools who pass themselves off as teachers without having any right to do so. So the would-be player of the Master Game encounters at the outset one of the most difficult tests in his career. He must find a teacher who is neither a fool nor a fraud and convince that teacher that he, the would-be pupil, is worth teaching. His future development depends largely on the skill with which he performs this task.20




"I am now in the last week of the course and I feel like a totally different person. I have regained myself and have been given from nothing having no psychic vision at all at the start of the energy enhancement course, a clarity of psychic vision that is breathtaking."

"As we practiced on each other we came very quickly to realise this. I could literally feel the energy moving inside each chakra as the other person worked within me from several meters away and when I worked on the other person I could see me projecting energy to them and could see where the blockages were within their chakras.

I could force the energy from my centres into their centres and clean their centre bringing the energy full circle back to me. You could tell the state of their chakras by the amount of energy returning to your own centre and this was achieved by mind power only.

Before I came here Satchi said he would teach me to do it in this way and I was sceptical about this claim. I could never envision me having psychic vision, but I have now, I can now do astonishingly powerful Reiki sessions on people without going any where near them and distance healing over any distance is a piece of cake, incredible stuff."


"I am totally de-stressed and have expanded in every way. I feel stronger and fitter and much more mentally agile than I have ever felt in my life. The fog and confusion of life has gone and I feel that I have just received the inside information on everything.


I am ready for anything and am wide awake. I am full of the most incredible energy imaginable and have Energy Enhancement Reiki that is so powerful it staggers me. I know a thing or two about Reiki and had a very strong Reiki connection before I got here, now I have a connection that is beyond description and I have yet to undergo the second initiation this week and then the masters. I have opted to take this as an extra and for anyone who is interested, I believe this is beyond anything you will ever experienced anywhere."

I am now equipped with life tools and healing tools that one only dreams of and there is nothing out there in the world that will ever faze me again. I am absolutely delighted that I decided to come here, because this experience has changed me, for the good of me and for all those that I will touch when I leave here. I am so excited and can’t wait to start exploring my new found talents"


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I have been to see Satchi & Devi almost once a year since 2005, and I have to say, that I have never been let down. Every time they greet me at the airport I am received in an atmosphere of great warmth, positivity and generosity, into which I soon relax and know that it’s safe to be me with all my “luggage”. In June 2010 I recently went on a 6 week course they were holding in India.


In the weeks I spent with them it was clear that the blockages I was removing with their help, were increasing the amount of energy flowing through me during meditation. I have never been one to naturally take to meditating, but with these new experiences of Samadhi (sam – with, adhi – light), it was certainly making it possible for me to sit for much longer periods.


I must concede, that on more than one occasion I started to object and complain about what we were doing, and the methods employed to transmute the blockages in my being. Satchi & Devi would patiently wait for me to see that the person complaining was not the real me, it was not the soul infused personality that I really am, but rather the voice of the blockages that did not want to go. There are different types of blockages, and of course, the easy ones are the first to go, but I was now experiencing some really tough ones. They can certainly be very cunning these blockages, and its thanks to the experience and energy of Satchi & Devi that I was able to continue on my way to overcome some really strong blockages.


My experiences of Samadhi: The first time I experienced anything other than a calm mind in meditation was actually the very first course I attended with Satchi & Devi in Spain. The experience of energy surging through my body was first felt in my 1st and 2nd chakras. It was like having champagne bubbling away in my lower abdomen. Before I talk about my experience here in India, I think it would be useful to describe briefly and partly a technique used to commence the flow of energy and so the entry into Samadhi. It’s to do with using the mind to visualise chakras above the head and below the base chakra to infinity. For me, the concept of infinity and trying to imagine this distance above my head, kind of triggered a bypass switch in my mind, and all of a sudden my mind was quite literally replaced by a surge of electricity and light – Samadhi. 


"If the Map is Correct, Experiences Follow" - Satchidanand


This time here in India I was experiencing different levels of Samadhi. During meditation I notice the attainment of a constant flow of energy through my being which gets more and more intense, and rises further and further up my body, the higher I go up the chakras above my head to an inconceivably bright and intense sun. Quite often my breathing slows or even stops a while at the head of an in-breath as my head feels infused with light. My body feels like it is being purified, and in fact it is, as light is being shone through me. I always finish the meditation feeling more positive about my life and the world around me and a feeling that really everything is ok.


Over and above this, I receive what I would describe as bolts of light lasting between 2-5 seconds.


During these brief moments, I am no longer a body with senses or even a sense of weighing or being anything, and am unable to think.

"In the Buddhafield we find we can Move On More Quickly!" - Satchidanand


It’s my experience that the body is like a resistor in an electronic circuit. The more blockages we have, the greater the resistance to the light. By removing a significant number of blockages, I have reduced the resistance of my gross and subtle body, and am now able to sit in Samadhi with ease. And of course, the more light I can sit in, the more blockages I can remove - now that’s what I call spiritual progress!


Thomas Blair







1. Szasz, T. S., The Myth of Mental Illness (New York: Hoeber-Harper, 1961).

2. "You're free. Choose. That is, invent." Sartre, J. P., Existentialism and Human Emotions (New York: Philosophical Library, 1957).

3. S. Berne, Eric, Games People Play (London: Deutsch, 1966).

4. Von_ Neumann, J., and Morgenstein, 0., Theory of Games and Economic Behavior (Princeton, N. J.: Princeton University Press, 1947); Wiener, Norbert, The Human Use of Human Beings (Garden City, N. Y.: Doubleday, 1954).

5. Hesse, Hermann, Steppenwolf (London: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Ltd., 1963).

6. -, Magister Ludi (New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 1957).
7. See section on "matrices and codes" in Koestler, Arthur, The Act of Creation (London: Hutchinson, 1964).

8. Shakespeare, W., The Tempest. This is the most esoteric of all Shakespeare's plays. Its central theme work is the alchemical magnum Opus. For a modern variation on this theme, the reader should consult Fowles, J., The Magus (London: Jonathan Cape, 1966).

9. Carthy, J. D., and Ebling, F. J., editors, The Natural History of Aggression (New York: Academic Press, 1965).

10. Some of the war poets (World War I vintage) had bitter things to say about this phrase:
"If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori." (Wilfred Owen, Poems [New York: The Viking Press, 1931].)

11. "Creative thought, creative art or creative poetry are all excuses to expose the world to aberrations born in the sullied minds of the so-called intellectual elite of the West. The true creative artist never cries his creativeness to the skies. The true intellectual never claims to be one. It is the unfulfilled, the unsuccessful, the lazy and the foolish who weld together old bicycles and claim to be creative. They are sur¬rounded by their kind who shower the rubbish with praises so that, in their turn, they may be the recipients of praise." (Shiekh Abdul Muhl in Rafael Lefort's The Teachers of Gurdjieff [London: V. Gollancz, 1966], p. 115).

12. Freud, Sigmund, Civilisation and Its Discontents (Hogarth Press, 1963).

13. Jung's writings on alchemy are at times as obscure as the texts they interpret. The shortest and most lucid of his commentaries on this subject will be found in the chapter "The Work" in his Memories, Dreams and Reflections (Routledge and Collins, 1963)

14. This term, "waking sleep," is one of several technical terms used in the system of C. Gurdjieff, as intrepreted by P. D. Ouspensky. See Ouspensky's In Search of the Miraculous (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World).

15. For an account of the possible evolutionary origin of these obstacles, see Science and Salvation (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1962).

16. An attempt to outlaw use of peyote by members of the Native American Church was made by the legislature of the State of California but was ruled unconstitutional by the State Supreme Court.

11. It must be admitted that Patanjali, the great Hindu commentator on yoga, describes "simples" (ausadhi) along with samadhi (roughly, a state of meditation) among the means of attaining the siddhis (yogic powers) but ". . . hemp and similar drugs produced ecstasy and not the yogic samadhi." See Mircea Eliade's book in note 19. According to the latter authority the use of hemp, opium or other narcotics that belongs properly to shamanism, and to decadent shamanism at that.

12. "Verily there are many hard and almost insurmountable obstacles in Yoga, yet the Yogi should go on with his practice at all hazards; even were his life to come to the throat." Siva Samhita, translated by Vasu, R.B.S.C. (Lahore, 1888; reprinted in Allahabad, 1914).

13. Energy Enhancement, a modern synthesis, combines physiology and psychology, eliminates the artificial barrier created between them by dualistic theories separating mind and matter. There is no single formulation of the teaching. It cannot be learned from books, but only by practice under the guidance of a teacher, P. D. Ouspensky, G. Gurdjieff and others. See Ouspensky's In Search of the Miraculous, op. cit.; and his A New Model of the Universe (London: Kegan Paul, 1938); Gurdjieff, G., All and Everything (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1958); Gurdjieff, G,, Meetings with Remarkable Men (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1964). References will be made in this book to the "Gurdjieffian System," but the term is used only for convenience. The studies of Rafael Lefort in The Teachers of Gurdjieff (London: V. Gollanez, 1966)

Although it must be repeatedly emphasized that little can be learned from books, reading may be of some value in preparing the student and helping him to define what he needs to Know. The student, however, should beware of substituting mere reading for actual practice and guard against losing himself in the jungles of terminology and the deserts of mere scholasticism. The following books may prove useful:

Bernard, Theos, Hatha Yoga (London: Rider and Co., 1950).

Eliade, Mircea, Yoga: Immortality and Freedom (New York: Pantheon Books, 1958).

Evans-Wentz, W. Y., editor, The Tibetan Book of the Dead (London, Oxford University Press, 1935).

Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines (London: Oxford University Press, 1935).

Frankl, V. E., Man's Search for Meaning (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1963).

Idries Shah, The Sufis (London: W. H. Allen, 1964).

Jacobs, H., Western Psychotherapy and Hindu Sadhana (London:Allen and Unwin, 1961).

James, William, On Vital Reserves: The Energies of Men (New York: Holt, 1939).

The Varieties of Religious Experience (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1929).

Maslow, A. H., Toward a Psychology of Being (New York: Van Nostrand, 1962).

Mishra, R. W., The Textbook of Yoga Psychology (New York: The Julian Press, 1963).

Watts, Alan, Psychotherapy East and West (New York: Pantheon Books, 1961).
-, The Way of Zen (New York: Pantheon Books, 1957).

20. Madame Alexandra David-Neel has described in some detail the trials and tribulations of would-be initiates in Tibet during their search for a teacher. Admission to the Way is never made easy. Overcoming the obstacles deliberately put in the path demands heroic efforts on the part of the student. See David-Neel, Alexandra, Magic and Mystery in Tibet (London: Souvenir Press, 1967), Chapter V.


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