Techniques of Discovery Conference
1 Season . 11 Episodes

Techniques of Discovery presents a series of lectures and panel discussions that were recorded at the Prophets Conference at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.

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Ram Dass: Changes in Perception – Shifting the Perspective of Our Awareness (Preview)

Techniques of Discovery presents a series of lectures and panel discussions that were recorded at the Prophets Conference at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. There was an illustrious group of speakers who discussed the different techniques they have discovered over their lifetimes that have had a profound effect on their perspective and world view.

Episode 1
1 hr 29 mins
"In response to the stroke, I chose not to identify with my ego. I chose to change my identification to my soul. It was clear to me that the soul didn't have a stroke, just like the soul does not die.”
Episode 2
55 mins
"I do believe we live mostly . . . in the web of words. And learning which words control us and how to take control over the words. The whole area of neuro-semantics and neuro-linguistics, these seem to me the most vital things to study.”
Episode 3
1 hr 21 mins
"Leary said that in order to give this experience to people you have to have had it first. So we tried it out. From that point I realized that my mind was completely conditioned; it was completely automatic. And that I could change that.”
Episode 4
1 hr 3 mins
“Nicola Tesla talked about vacuum energy, zero point energy, the energy of nothing. People laughed at Tesla; now we think the universe is driven by dark energy."
Episode 5
1 hr 12 mins
“The term, the third eye, comes from the Tibetan, but it has its counterpart, all of which target an organ of perception capable of seeing things which our ocular eyes cannot take in.”
Episode 6
1 hr 19 mins
"Separation is an illusion. Our consciousness transcends space and time. Our awareness is able to experience what is in the region where we are, what is in the region beyond where we are physically, and indeed into the future and the past.”
Episode 7
1 hr 13 mins
"The kinds of things that happen in shamanic trance, rites of passage or healing rituals of various native cultures; the kinds of experiences that the initiates experienced in the mysteries of death and rebirth, that the yogi's are experiencing, or through Taoist meditation... I call these states Holotropic states, moving toward wholeness.”
Episode 8
56 mins
"I began to work with people who had these so-called abduction experiences, encounters with strange beings, and I was at first incredulous, and then astounded, and then excited about what I was finding. I figured if I went out there and wrote about that, everybody would find it equally exciting.”
Episode 9
54 mins
"And a lot of what you are here doing in many ways relates to what I call partnership spirituality – the search for a spirituality that is both immanent and transcendent, a spirituality that is not just off in some other worldly realm but that can inform our lives here on earth with love and with purpose and with meaning.”
Episode 10
55 mins
A panel discussion featuring six of the featured presenters – John Mack, Stanislav Grof, Michio Kaku, Riane Eisler, Gregg Braden, Russell Targ – was recorded at the Prophets Conference at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City in 2001.
Episode 11
55 mins
A panel discussion featuring six of the featured presenters – John Mack, Stanislav Grof, Michio Kaku, Riane Eisler, Gregg Braden, Russell Targ – was recorded at the Prophets Conference at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City in 2001.