137. Tim Freke, 2nd Interview

Tim FrekeTim is the standup philosopher – a concept he developed from the ancient idea of a philosopher as a travelling ‘spiritual entertainer’ who transformed people’s consciousness. He is pioneering an accessible new way to experience a profound spiritual awakening, which fully embraces our tender, vulnerable, flawed humanity. He has spent his life exploring the awakened state he often simply calls the ‘mystery experience’ and is able to guide others directly to it.

Tim has an honours degree in philosophy and is an internationally respected authority on world spirituality. He is the author of over thirty books that have established his reputation as a scholar and free-thinker. He became well known for his groundbreaking work on Christian Gnosticism with his close friend Peter Gandy, including The Jesus Mysteries, which was a top 10 best-seller in the UK and USA, and a ‘Book of the Year’ in the UK Daily Telegraph.

In his latest book, The Mystery Experience, Tim presents a revolutionary approach to spirituality. He creates a new language of awakening, which makes profound ideas simpler to understand, so it’s easier to experience a real transformation of consciousness. During his Mystery Experience Retreats he personally guides participants directly to the deep awake state.

Tim is a passionate and playful communicator, whose enthusiasm for life is contagious. He is often featured in documentaries and chat shows broadcast by the global media, such as the BBC and the History Channel. Tim blogs for The Huffington Post and care2.com amongst others. He is the founder of The Alliance for Lucid Living, (The ALL), an organization dedicated to our collective awakening. He lives with his wife Debbie and their two children in Glastonbury, England.

Tim’s website, The Mystery Experience

Interview recorded 9/2/2012

My first interview with Tim.

The Mystery Experience from Timothy Freke on Vimeo.

Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.

409 thoughts on “137. Tim Freke, 2nd Interview

  1. “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent”
    Or …

    “The Tao that can be spoken, is not the eternal Tao”

    Seems to be coming from the same Self-repository

  2. Sown… Amazon has “Zen and American Transcendentalism” but it’s pricey. Maybe I’ll check the library … sound great.

    ‘bonzo dog doo-dah band’…now THAT’S a a good band name.

  3. “The self in a toroidal Universe can be both separate and connected with everything else.”
    – Arthur Young

  4. “the ultimate attachment is the attachment to detachment”… ; )
    like Claudio Naranjo said, the balance Father/Mother/Child Consciousness is coming…

    “Kataragama’s indomitable spirit of paradox, antithesis and intercourse between worlds is evident even in the usual etymology: Kataragama is Katir-kāmam, where katir (Skt: ‘luster’), connoting the Logos or Unitary Principle, meets kāmam (Skt: ‘lust’), denoting Eros, the driving force of duality, birth and everyday embodied existence….
    …From what has been said here and from what follows, it is hardly surprising that informed Western observers should readily identify Skanda-Murukan with Dionysus or Bacchus, the ancient Eurasian god of paradox, fertility, drama, epiphany and the dissolution of boundaries. Alain Danielou draws attention to the close similarities between the two deities and concludes that the ‘Indian Bacchus’ of the Greeks was none other than Skanda”…
    …Suffice it to say that the god, whose Sanskrit name Shanmukha (Tamil: Ārumukam) means ‘having six faces,’ is homologised to the hexagram, a figure composed of two intersecting equilateral triangles representing the Mother-principle and the Father-principle in balanced union and thus— …the Holy Child known to mythologies the world over.”
    http://kataragama.org/research/dionysus.htm

    Yes, you’ll always see the separation. The separation is just superimposed on the unity. Just the way the wave is superimposed on it’s own ocean. The wave is that same ocean. It’s superimposed. That’s why you see it. Because it rises, it moves, in that form. So we take on form in the same way. The problem is not that you see waves. You don’t want to go and pat the ocean down to get unity. You don’t want to get rid of every wave so you feel comfortable looking at the ocean that doesn’t change. You see that that’s a wrong approach? So you don’t want to suppress the formation of waves. Look at it this way, you want the waves to continue to arise because that’s what makes life beautiful. The wind blowing and the trees moving in the wind. You can’t stop that to have unity.
    – David Spero

    not liberation FROM the world, but liberation FOR the world…
    Shall we dance…? ; )
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxDslRv6Mvk

    “lost in the loveliness/of your beautiful otherness…”

  5. embracing the ecstatic paradox…
    ‘… the soul is the spark of the Spirit in its plunge into the deepest depths of total being. Our manifestation is the soul of the Unmanifest, thus all material form is the encasement of the psychic substance and is the channel for the flowering and outpouring of its energy. Creation in matter is the crystalisation of soul.’

    ‘… [Man’s] soul is the manifested universe within him. He finds that it too is the perfect equilibrium; that it is the Infinite and the Eternal of his totality of being; that it is the centre of harmonisation, and that it pulls together the strings of all his various times and unites them around his great pulse. And that his individual pulse is then adjoined through his soul to the One Great Pulse that is the psychic being of the Unmanifest, the all-pervading reality and the totality of the universes.

    ‘Time is the field within which the marriage of Spirit and Soul takes place. Time and Timelessness are one and the same. When we speak of the Spirit, we speak of that which is Timeless; when we speak of the Soul, we speak of the Timeless in Time – that which is boundless yet bound, by powers inherent in itself.’ . . .

    ‘The freedom or formlessness of the Absolute would be its shackles if it had not the inherent possibility of self-manifestation within the limits of Form. The Formless and the Formed are one. Their simultaneous existence and their inherent oneness are what constitute absoluteness of being.

    ‘In the individual these same potentialities and relationships exist. He is both free and bound, formless and formed: his soul is the bridge in between, the solver of the paradox. And soul is only conceivable or existent in matter; it is the spark of the Absolute Spirit in matter, the connecting bridge between the two poles of being: the supreme light of limitless spirit and the thick depths of dark matter. The soul essence is the hidden light in matter. It is its heart. The soul-essence is the core of Matter: the Kore. … The experience of the soul is the realisation of the Eternal Now. Added to this is the knowledge that all things can be known through this centre. All knowledge of the Manifest, as well as the Unmanifest, can come by a plunge into this limitless pool. The soul is a bottomless well of Light; to understand what is without and beyond we need only to plunge into the sweet, the blissful waters of this infinite yet infinitesimal pool. The soul is the point where the harmonisation of Time and Space occurs in the being of man – and also in the being of the Absolute. The soul is the harmony of Space and Time, thus it speaks to us of the Infinite as well as the Finite, the Eternal and the Temporal, the Point and the Circle. Through the soul the individual can know that the vast and the minute are one. And it is therein that we can solve the paradox of the simultaneous existence and oneness of the Unmanifest and the Manifest, – of the simultaneous being of the One and the Multiple, their perfect and utter harmony.

    ‘Our universe is of this essence: a perfect utter harmony. Our Earth is of this essence: a perfect utter harmony. Our evolution as a collective becoming is to assist in the manifestation of perfect harmony. The collective body of mankind can realise its soul by realising the principle of Harmony that is its fundamental core and purpose of being.

    ‘In this light the conscious development and understanding of a collective soul is indispensible in order for the evolution to be successful in its leap to a higher status. But all things resolve themselves in the individual, for the collectivity is but a multiplication of the one. As each individual realises his soul, the conscious formation of a collective soul becomes possible. And thereby the new way becomes manifest for Earth.’

    Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet (Thea)

  6. . . . not to short change you But,

    “Existence is beyond the power of words
    To define terms may be used, but none absolute”

    ONE INFINITE WHOLE

    The tool (our brain w/abstractions & concepts) is a glorious tool. With it we do “things”. Separate things that in reality are NOT separate.

    ONE INFINITE WHOLE

    Doing things IS COOL. Enlightenment (a word for another . . . ) is Liberation from the enslavement of our being from the thinking mind.

    0/1 0/1 0/1 on/off yes/no past/present

    IT IS . . . ONE INFINITE WHOLE

    ALL RIGHT NOW

    Don’t Miss IT

  7. As I hear this wonderful interview with Tim Freke I appreciate the way he stresses both the individual and the universal. I understand the same thing but use slightly different terminology. I view reality as consisting of two things. Awareness and content. All unity is awareness while all division duality etc are content. For example I as an individual am aware of my thoughts, senses, concepts, etc viewed in time and space. Another person is the awareness with their life steam as content. Because all definition and sense of separateness is just different content, the awareness is universal and indefinable. As an individual the root content that defines me as an individual is my self or I Am experience. However since this same awareness on another level contains all possible content I am also a universal I Am which contains fully each and every individual I Am including all time/space in an eternal now moment. This would be how I understand what Tim is describing. My individual fulfillment is analogous to awaking in a lucid dream where I am both the dreamt and the dreamer simultaneously. Ultimately there is only one identity experiencing both as myriads of individuals and as an unchanging I Am.

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