A person significantly developed ethically and intellectually is capable of mastering the following five main stages of the growth on the spiritual Path:

   1. This is a preparatory stage: one has to master the true knowledge about God, about the meaning of our lives, about the methodology of the spiritual growth — and then to change correspondingly one’s own way of life.

   2. Then such a person becomes established in the localization of himself in the chakra anahata and perceives the outer world from it, reacts from this chakra to the events that take place around.

   3. Then he/she becomes a spiritual heart much larger than the material body. He/she can assume giant forms similar to the appearance of the human body. Now he/she possesses the ability to move in the universal space as a consciousness free from the fetters of matter: to move, in particular, with the help of the arms of the consciousness which grow from the spiritual heart and are coessential to it.

   4. Having refined himself to the state of the Holy Spirit and having cognize the Creator in His Abode, He/She lives now among other Holy Spirits feeling Them, embracing Them, merging with Them — and together with Them helps other incarnated beings in their spiritual advancement.

   5. Having submerged into the Ocean of the Primordial Consciousness (the Creator) and having finally merged with Him, He/She lives in two main states of the Creator: in Calm or in an active state which is called the Divine Fire. He/She is merged with the wholeness of the Absolute but also comes to incarnated beings as a Representative of the Creator — a Holy Spirit.

One can spend time in nature dedicating it to one’s own spiritual growth and to the spiritual growth of one’s friends.

Study for this purpose:

— books and articles:
Classics of Spiritual Philosophy and the Present, Ecopsychology, Forest Lectures on the Highest Yoga, Anatomy of God, etc.

— web sites:
www.pythagoras.name
www.atlantis-and-atlanteans.org
www.swami-center.org
www.philosophy-of-religion.org.ua
www.new-ecopsychology.org
www.highest-yoga.info.html
www.teachings-of-jesus-christ.org
www.purebuddhism.org
www.beautyislam.org
www.native-american-spirituality.info
www.path-to-tao.info
www.sathya-sai-baba.org
www.meaning-of-life.tv          new!
www.aquarian-age.org.ua
www.encyclopedia-of-religion.org

— video films published on the site www.spiritual-art.info. They are available for free download.

Your readiness will determine your success.

You can prepare yourself with the help of the book Ecopsychology: to learn the principles of spiritual work described in this book and to master the basic exercises for relaxation, for cleansing of the chakras, and for work with the spiritual heart. In particular, one has to learn to look from the chakra anahata.

See also our films at the bottom of this page.

Books and films can be ordered online from:
Amazon.com
Lulu.com

You can contact us via
http://new-ecopsychology.org/en/contact.php

What Is Consciousness?


Vladimir Antonov, Ph.D. (in biology)

Translated from Russian
by Vladimir Antonov.
Corrector of the translation —
Hiero Nani.

         What is consciousness?
         Someone will say that it is the same as the mind, intellect...
         Also — in the "soviet" time in Russia, the term "public consciousness" was common, i.e., the generalized opinion of "the human masses"...
         But, in fact, the meaning of the word consciousness is closely related to the phenomenon of self-sensing, the real feeling of oneself not as the body or the mind (in fact, the mind is not able to feel itself; thinking is only one of the functions of consciousness) but namely the living energy — thinking, having a memory, emotions, etc. — which can be fastened to the material body to one degree or another, or to be completely free from the body in unembodied status.
         The word consciousness is equivalent to the Sanskrit word buddhi. And namely in this sense, it is used in spiritual literature.
         Also there is the word soul (in Sanskrit — jiva). Souls are incarnated by God into material bodies — relatively small bundles of living energy, which should develop themselves while living in these bodies. Each soul undergoes a long series of incarnations. In the most typical case, this occurs in a sequence of embodiments in bodies of plants, animals and then later — people. The reason for this is the qualitative and quantitative development of souls, for, in the end, they achieve the Divine Perfection and Merge with the Creator, enriching Him with themselves.
         At the human stage of development, a soul (jiva) — when it is already ripe for this by developing its mental function (intellect) — may begin to become consciousness (buddhi).
         ... A soul should grow and develop itself — in each incarnation in a material body. But at the stage of being the consciousness (buddhi), a person exceeds the body in size and naturally learns to live outside it.
         Many people tried and try to learn how to "leave the body", to stay out of it — at their earlier stages of development, when the soul is not ready for this yet. To do this, they use drugs or poisons, for example — urine. This leads to distortion of the development and disruption, weakening, primarily, of the intellectual function.
         But the most important thing is that the embodied soul must develop primarily the intellect.
         A significant stage in the development of a soul is the accommodation of basic religious knowledge. It is called faith — faith in God's existence. For further development — faith is needed. But the faith must be correct. And this depends on the possession of the appropriate knowledge and the ability of the individual to adapt this knowledge, to adequately include it in one’s world outlook.
         An extreme difference between the faiths of different people can be observed. High and higher levels of spirituality can be — and, on the other hand, primitivism, consisting of hatred and enmity towards all who, for whatever reasons, are different from me or from "us" (that is, conformation of people of the same level of development — like a type of religious sects).
         Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita told about the existence of the methods included in the section of spiritual knowledge, which is called Buddhi Yoga [4-12]. All the Divine Teachers of humanity reached Their status through the methods of Buddhi Yoga.
         Much information about this can be got from our books and films; the list of which is given in the end.
         Buddhi Yoga is the upper stage in the methodology of spiritual development.
         And it is very desirable that its complicated techniques not be taught to yet foolish people, because it can damage them. (This is what I talked a lot about in my other books and articles). The cause — the inability of currently young souls to accommodate the ethical principles, which are suggested to us by God, as well as the difficulty in integrating and differentiating various forms of methodological knowledge.
         That is, only the methods of development of the spiritual heart can be offered for the positive development of all, including children. These methods could do no harm, rather they will provide the basis for further successful spiritual growth, perhaps after the years or even much longer, when favorable conditions for this will be.
         ... Achieving the proper levels of a) refinement (subtling) of the consciousness, and b) its quantitative growth — on the background of stainless ethical purity — permits one to learn the clear direct perception of the Holy Spirits. Since that time, They become personal Divine Teachers for such spiritual devotees, and lead them into the Abode of the Primordial, to merge with Him.
* * *
         I will say a few words about the unembodied existence of people of different levels of development.
         "Postmortal" fate of each one is determined by two main factors: a) the quantity (and the closely related level of active capacity), and b) the level of coarseness — or refinement.
         Those, who have developed in themselves rough emotional qualities, are in hell; there they are tortured by beings of their own sort.
         Souls, who have accustomed themselves to the refined tenderness, gain paradise: life among those similar to themselves — in a gentle caress with them and taking care of the worthy of embodied beings.
         Between these two, there is a number of intermediate possibilities of life — in the layers of the so-called "astral plane".
         The most primitive souls — regardless of their religion, rituals, and prayers — after the death of their material bodies can continue to identify themselves with those corpses, suffering from their rotting. Or — such souls are in a grotesque horror during the burning of their dead bodies in a crematory...
         But those, who have achieved the Perfection, are accepted by the Creator in His Abode. They merge there forever in the Universal Love with Others Who have attained. Then They reveal Themselves to incarnate beings — as the Holy Spirits. Or They may even reincarnate in human bodies: to help embodied people more efficiently. So They become Divine Preachers and/or the Wonderworkers, demonstrating to people their (people’s) spiritual potential.
         And each person has a choice: which direction to steer through life to...

        Recommended Literature

        1.    Akinfiev I.Y. — Vegetarianism from Biological Standpoint. Ekaterinoslav, 1914 (in Russian).
        2.    Antonov V.V. (ed.) — God Speaks. Textbook of Religion. “Polus”, Saint Petersburg, 2002 (in Russian).
        3.    Antonov V.V. (ed.) — Spiritual Heart: Path to the Creator (Poems-Meditations and Revelations). “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2007 (in Russian).
        4.    Antonov V.V. — The Bhagavad Gita with Commentaries. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        5.    Antonov V.V. (ed.) — Tao Te Ching. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        6.    Antonov V.V. — Spiritual Heart — Religion of Unity. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        7.    Antonov V.V. — How God Can Be Cognized. Autobiography of a Scientist Who Studied God. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        8.    Antonov V.V. (ed.) — How God Can Be Cognized. Book 2. Autobiographies of God’s Disciples. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        9.    Antonov V.V. — Sexology: Development and Regulation of the Reproductive Function. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        10.    Antonov V.V. (ed.) — Forest Lectures on the Highest Yoga. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        11.    Antonov V.V. (ed.) — Spiritual Work with Children. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        12.    Antonov V.V. (ed.) — Classics of Spiritual Philosophy and the Present. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        13.    Antonov V.V. — Ecopsychology. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        14.    Antonov V.V. — The Original Teachings of Jesus Christ. “New Atlanteans”, 2013.
        15.    Antonov V.V. — Life for God. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2014.
        16.    Antonov V.V — Anatomy of God. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2014.
        17.    Antonov V.V — “Bubbles of Perception”. “New Atlanteans”, 2015.
        18.    Antonov V.V. — God-Centrism. “New Atlanteans”, 2015 (in Russian).
        19.    Antonov V.V. — To Understand God. “New Atlanteans”, 2016 (in Russian).
        20.    Antonov V.V., Zubkova A.B. — Taoism. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2013.
        21.    Harmony through Vegetarianism. “Society for Vedic Culture”, Saint Petersburg, 1996 (in Russian).
        22.    Zubkova A.B. — Story about Princess Nesmeyana and Ivan. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2007.
        23.    Zubkova A.B. — Divine Parables. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        24.    Zubkova A.B. — Dialogues with Pythagoras. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        25.    Zubkova A.B. — Dobrynya. Bylinas. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        26.    Zubkova A.B. (comp.) — Book of the Born in the Light. Revelations of the Divine Atlanteans. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        27.    Zubkova A.B. — Parables of Lao Tse. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2011.
        28.    Zubkova A.B. — Divine Stories of Slavic Lands. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2013.
        29.    Zubkova A.B. — Parables about the Elder Zosima. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2013.
        30.    Zubkova A.B. — Story about Knyaz Dmitry and Volhva. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2013.
        31.    Zubkova A.B. — Sufi Parables. “New Atlanteans”, 2014.
        32.    Zubkova A.B. — Lessons of Pythagoras. “New Atlanteans”, 2016.
        33.    Zubkova A.B. — Fairy Tales of Kindness, “New Atlanteans”, 2016.
        34.    Zubkova A.B. — Saga of Odin. “New Atlanteans”, 2016.
        35.    Panova V.F., Vahtin YU.B. — Life of Muhammad. Moscow, “Politisdat”, 1990 (in Russian).
        36.    Spalding B. — Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East. “DeVorss & Co”, 1924.
        37.    Tatyana M. — On the Other Side of the Material World. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2012.
        38.    Teplyy A.B. (comp.) — Book of the Warrior of Spirit. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.

        Video Films

        Antonov V.V. — Spiritual Heart. 70 min.
        Antonov V.V. — Sattva. 60 min.
        Antonov V.V. — Sattva of Mists. 75 min.
        Antonov V.V. — Sattva of Spring. 90 min.
        Antonov V.V. — Art to Be Happy. 42 min. (HD-video).
        Antonov V.V. — Practical Ecopsychology. 60 min. (HD-video).
        Antonov V.V. — Keys to Mysteries of Existence. Obtaining the Immortality. 38 min. (HD-video).
        Antonov V.V. — Bhakti Yoga. 47 min. (HD-video).
        Antonov V.V. — Kriya Yoga. 40 min. (HD-video).
        Antonov V.V. — Yoga of Krishna. 80 min. (HD-video).
        Antonov V.V. — Yoga of Buddhism. 135 min., two parts (HD-video).
        Antonov V.V. — Yoga of Taoists. 90 min., two parts (HD-video).
        Antonov V.V. — Psychical Self-Regulation. 112 min., two parts (HD-video).
        Antonov V.V. — Yoga of Sathya Sai Baba. 100 min. (HD-video).
        Antonov V.V. — Yoga of Sufies. 128 min., в 2-х частях (HD-video).
        Antonov V.V. — Yoga of Ancient Russians. 105 min., two parts (HD-video).
        Antonov V.V. — Yoga of Atlanteans. 82 min. (HD-video).
        Antonov V.V. — Yoga of Pythagoras. 75 min. (HD-video).
        Antonov V.V. — Laya Yoga. 48 min. (HD-video).
        Antonov V.V. — Kundalini Yoga. 45 min. (HD-video).
        Antonov V.V. — Yoga of Don Juan Matus and Other Native American Spiritual Chieftains. 147 min., two parts (HD-video).
        Antonov V.V. — Yoga of Jesus Christ. 128 min., two parts (HD-video).
        Antonov V.V. — Agni Yoga. 76 min. (HD-video).
        Antonov V.V. — Advaita Yoga. 47 min. (HD-video).
        Antonov V.V. — Ashtanga Yoga. 60 min. (HD-video).
        Smirnova Е.Yu. — Immersion into Harmony of Nature. Path to Paradise. (Slide-show). 90 min. (on CD или DVD).

        Wildlife videos on www.ru.spiritual-art.info

        Zubkova А.B. — Harmony of a Morning.
        Zubkova А.B. — Family of Water Hens.
        Zubkova А.B. — Little Sparrows.
        Zubkova А.B. — Blackcock’s Display.
        Zubkova А.B. — Sattva of Ducks.
        Zubkova А.B. — Scaups.
        Zubkova А.B. — Lapwing’s Babies.
        Zubkova А.B. — Great-crested grebes.
        Zubkova А.B. — Gophers.
        Zubkova А.B. — God Has Created the Beauty Just for You!
        Zubkova А.B. — Joy of Winter Forest!
        Zubkova А.B. — Come to love!

       
        Other materials:


God Is Living God!


Vladimir Antonov, Ph.D. (in biology)
Translated from Russian
by Vladimir Antonov.

Corrector of the translation
Hiero Nani.

        God really exists. And there is ample modern knowledge of Him, collected in the scientific biological milieu [11-12,14-17, et al.].
        But there is also atheism, which does not accept the existence of God.
        What is the cause?
        This may be the deep viciousness of those souls. For example, they may think as follows: "I'm doing — what I want! And I do not need any teachers from people and no gods, who would like to hinder my wants!". Such thinking characterizes, in particular, active and potential criminals.
        Another cause of atheism may be, on the contrary, a relatively high level of intelligence and therefore the inability to accept namely primitive concepts of God, which dominate in social environments.
        There is the true knowledge of God — and there are various sectarian deviations from it, including gross distortions.
        Atheism deserves to be considered as one of the sects.
* * *
        Knowledge of the existence of God could lead everyone to constant remembrance of Him and the desire to be better before Him.
        That is, one needs to constantly correct and improve oneself — as a soul.
        But for this it is necessary to know the Teachings of God addressed to us, embodied people. In other words, we need to clearly understand, what He wants to see in us. And this is not always fit with traditional sectarian beliefs prevailing in different human populations.
        God invites us to learn to live:
        — in peace of mind,
        — in the emotions of love-tenderness, self-sacrificing love-care,
        — in refinement of the soul,
        — in forgiveness of offenders,
        — with elimination in myself of all manifestations of self-centeredness, hypocrisy, irritability, anger, aggression, violence —
        with the purpose of avoiding as far as possible the coarseness of hell and with the aim of approaching the Creator, Who is Love and the Subtlest, Highest Form of existence of consciousness in the universe, Who is the Basis of All [4,11-13, et al.].
        But how little the adherents of various denominations have heard about this! And even fewer are those who perform these recommendations!
        Most of the pseudo-religious "pastors" impress upon their "flock" the opposite: hatred and enmity to "infidels", to representatives of other countries and nationalities... And the "spiritual work" is reduced to the endless reiteration of the same prayers and participation in supposedly saving ceremonies...
        The ignorance of one for all people Teachings of God leads to the fact that — in place of these Teachings — criminal leaders create their own "doctrine", presenting it to the ignorant crowd as... having a Divine origin. Millions of people may be involved in such sects, they do not know anything, except of murdering, looting, destruction and violence. All such people become inhabitants of hell, which they, having been deceived, understood, when they were incarnated, as paradise...
        ... Yes, some people have named hell — as the paradise... Well, they are sent to hell called "paradise" (joke)...
        ... What to do? Does it need to oppose them the state military power? But this can alleviate the situation only for a while. And then all the same will come again from the beginning...
        The only correct way out consists in widely spreading the true knowledge of God, His Intentions with regard to us, also the methods of discharge of His Plan.
        Only under the condition that people know about all this and try to master this Path to our Creator; carrying out, step-by-step, His recommendations, — they, as a result,
        — will begin to experience the reality of His Love, exhibited to anyone who makes the right steps,
        — become sure, through this personal experience, in His Existence.
        And of only such people, it can be expected that they will never take the path of any crime! And they — after disembodiment — will find themselves in the real paradise or even in more high levels of spiritual ascent.
* * *
        So, we already have discussed that God is not only a symbol and not a fairytale personage created for intimidating a "flock" by criminal "pastors"!
        God is the Reality cognizable by the developed human consciousness!
        God is Living God — Perfect Love, Wisdom, and Power!
        But how to cognize all this personally in my own experience?
        The first — the ethical cleansing and transformation. And — on this basis — the refinement of consciousness [12, etc.].
        Second — as only one of the initial stages of spiritual ascent — mastering emotions of love, in particular, on the background of mutual embrace to those who are worthy. (Of course, this can only be done not in the sight of strangers and with careful observance of ethical norms of behavior [11-12,31, et al.]).
        Holy Spirits, Who represent the Essence of the One Universal God-the-Creator [15 et al.], once reached Their current Status in this way. And Their main state is the Mutual Mergence in the Embraces of Perfect Love.
        Therefore, we, striving to achieve Their Perfection, can learn to embrace each other on the background of emotions of heart love. (On working with the spiritual heart — see in [10-12 et al.]).
        (Let’s pay attention to what the Teachings of Jesus Christ tell us on this subject [13] and on how embodied people distorted and distort these Teachings [5 et al.]).
        First, we embrace with our friends — by material arms.
        But the Holy Spirits do not have material arms. How do They embrace?
        They embrace with Their huge and most gentle non-material Arms, which are consubstantial to Their Spiritual Hearts.
        It makes sense to acquire such Arms for us as well. And to do this is possible only in the embodied state.
        Initially, we develop for this the functions of the spiritual heart. And — from a certain point — we start to feel the emanating of it intangible, tender and subtlest arms of love. Through these arms, we learn to caress and nurture by our love — plants, animals, beloved people...
        Then — we already are holding on our palms whole water bodies or all large areas of land with all their inhabitants...
        At the same time remember that you can not fall in love with the Creator without loving firstly His Creation!
        Thus — we prepare ourselves, with concurrent refinement of the consciousness, to ensure that by these new Arms of Love we can embrace the Holy Spirits, firstly — one in His or Her Mahadouble, then — several at once. It is necessary to master this at energetically pure natural places, but best of all — on specific working places; these abilities will not be obtained in a town house or in bustling streets.
        So we gradually become like Them — and then They include us, still embodied, in Their Family.

        Recommended Literature

        1.    Akinfiev I.Y. — Vegetarianism from Biological Standpoint. Ekaterinoslav, 1914 (in Russian).
        2.    Antonov V.V. (ed.) — God Speaks. Textbook of Religion. “Polus”, Saint Petersburg, 2002 (in Russian).
        3.    Antonov V.V. (ed.) — Spiritual Heart: Path to the Creator (Poems-Meditations and Revelations). “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2007 (in Russian).
        4.    Antonov V.V. — The Bhagavad Gita with Commentaries. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        5.    Antonov V.V. (ed.) — Tao Te Ching. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        6.    Antonov V.V. — Spiritual Heart — Religion of Unity. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        7.    Antonov V.V. — How God Can Be Cognized. Autobiography of a Scientist Who Studied God. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        8.    Antonov V.V. (ed.) — How God Can Be Cognized. Book 2. Autobiographies of God’s Disciples. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        9.    Antonov V.V. — Sexology: Development and Regulation of the Reproductive Function. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        10.    Antonov V.V. (ed.) — Forest Lectures on the Highest Yoga. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        11.    Antonov V.V. (ed.) — Spiritual Work with Children. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        12.    Antonov V.V. (ed.) — Classics of Spiritual Philosophy and the Present. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        13.    Antonov V.V. — Ecopsychology. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        14.    Antonov V.V. — The Original Teachings of Jesus Christ. “New Atlanteans”, 2013.
        15.    Antonov V.V. — Life for God. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2014.
        16.    Antonov V.V — Anatomy of God. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2014.
        17.    Antonov V.V — “Bubbles of Perception”. “New Atlanteans”, 2015.
        18.    Antonov V.V. — God-Centrism. “New Atlanteans”, 2015 (in Russian).
        19.    Antonov V.V. — To Understand God. “New Atlanteans”, 2016 (in Russian).
        20.    Antonov V.V., Zubkova A.B. — Taoism. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2013.
        21.    Harmony through Vegetarianism. “Society for Vedic Culture”, Saint Petersburg, 1996 (in Russian).
        22.    Zubkova A.B. — Story about Princess Nesmeyana and Ivan. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2007.
        23.    Zubkova A.B. — Divine Parables. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        24.    Zubkova A.B. — Dialogues with Pythagoras. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        25.    Zubkova A.B. — Dobrynya. Bylinas. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        26.    Zubkova A.B. (comp.) — Book of the Born in the Light. Revelations of the Divine Atlanteans. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
        27.    Zubkova A.B. — Parables of Lao Tse. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2011.
        28.    Zubkova A.B. — Divine Stories of Slavic Lands. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2013.
        29.    Zubkova A.B. — Parables about the Elder Zosima. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2013.
        30.    Zubkova A.B. — Story about Knyaz Dmitry and Volhva. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2013.
        31.    Zubkova A.B. — Sufi Parables. “New Atlanteans”, 2014.
        32.    Zubkova A.B. — Lessons of Pythagoras. “New Atlanteans”, 2016.
        33.    Zubkova A.B. — Fairy Tales of Kindness, “New Atlanteans”, 2016.
        34.    Zubkova A.B. — Saga of Odin. “New Atlanteans”, 2016.
        35.    Panova V.F., Vahtin YU.B. — Life of Muhammad. Moscow, “Politisdat”, 1990 (in Russian).
        36.    Spalding B. — Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East. “DeVorss & Co”, 1924.
        37.    Tatyana M. — On the Other Side of the Material World. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2012.
        38.    Teplyy A.B. (comp.) — Book of the Warrior of Spirit. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.