Dr. Richard Howlin on Joseph Sadony

I credit Joseph Sadony with inspiring me to explore the realm of intuition and giving a taste of the difference between an emotion that is a reaction to a thought, and a thought that is a reaction to a feeling. Every so often, I dust off my copy of Gates of the Mind and get a new clue on my seemingly endless quest to live as an “open gate.” While I can’t do an interview with Josephy Sadony, I’m always curious about those who are familiar with him.

Joseph Sadony interview
Joseph Sadony in his study

Richard Howlin is a clinical developmental psychologist who specializes in autism who also happens to be a fan of Joseph Sadony. In this episode, we discuss how Dr. Howlin discovered Joseph Sadony, his efforts to help preserve Sadony’s legacy, and what he’s learned from his studies of Sadony.

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Selected Links and Notes from this Episode:

  • My special request for all listeners to consider supporting the TAT Foundation’s new center. Check out the photos and make a donation on the TAT Homing Ground page.
  • Dr. Howlin’s encounter with a patient with paranormal abilities. [4:15]
  • The observation that discussion of paranormal activity is more prevalent in England than the U.S. [7:30]
  • The limits to the causal, mechanistic training of psychology and how reading Josephy Sadony has made Dr. Howlin a better psychologist. [9:45]
  • Teaching clients to step out of the stream of thoughts via meditation. [13:15]
  • Distinguishing between a true feeling and a false feeling. [16:30]
  • Emphasizing the left hemisphere at the expense of the right hemisphere. [19:45]
  • Sadony’s book The Human Radio which lists all of the premonitions Sadony had and is one of Dr. Howlin’s favorites. It’s available on the Valley of the Pines website. [43:00]
  • The Valley of the Pines has fallen into disrepair. [45:30]
  • Dr. Howlin’s favorite film: Random Harvest [50:15]
  • One of Dr. Howlin’s favorite books is Thomas Moore’s Care of the Soul. [51:15]
  • Reach Dr. Howlin at RichardHowlin.com.

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Maury Lee Interview

The tagline on Maury Lee’s website reads ” Sixty-nine year old male, expressing non duality, realization, by the grace of God.” The simplicity, yet depth, of that line is a good summation of Maury Lee.

Maury was recommended to me by Michael Casari, and I found him to be an otherwise quiet soul who became obsessed with finding the truth of his ultimate nature.

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Selected Links and Notes from this Episode:

  • Quick Note: For more information on the TAT Foundation’s November event featuring Bob Cergol, Anima Pundeer, and Art Ticknor, visit Closing Doors.
  • Charlie Hayes – race car driver who became a spiritual teacher.
  • Needing both an intellectual and experiential understanding of enlightenment.
  • You Are the World by Krishnamurti.
  • The importance of trying to feel the space from which an author writes.
  • Being a “householder” while on the spiritual pursuit.
  • Richard Rose’s Albigen Papers.
  • Gestalt Therapy of Fritz Pearls and dream work.
  • The Primal Scream by Arthur Janov.
  • The necessity of seeing your psychological blocks.
  • “The biggest obstacle is that it couldn’t happen to me. ~Robert Wolfe
  • Reading Franklin Merrell-Wolff for fun.
  • People in America can’t distinguish between what they want and what they need.
  • Casablanca – an example of one person standing up against what is not right.
  • Reach Maury Lee at Enlightenment For No One.

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Howdie Mickoski Interview

Howdie Mickoski is the author of the recently published Falling For Truth: A Spiritual Death And Awakening.  Howdie approached me some years ago Howdie Mickoskiwith a book manuscript comparing the teachings of Richard Rose to alchemy, Native American traditions, ancient Egyptian wisdom, Carlos Castaneda, and the story of his own spiritual path.  I couldn’t resist agreeing to publish it.

In this short but fascinating interview, Howdie Mickoski and I touch upon those topics and more.  Please note that we recorded this interview on Skype, so there is video available on YouTube if you feel compelled to stare at our talking heads for 45 minutes.

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Selected Links and Notes from this Episode:

  • The confusion that can result from having a death experience.
  • Knowing that it is okay to die.
  • How Howdie developed the practice of recapitulation from Carlos Castenada.  In part, Victor Sanchez’s The Toltec Path of Recapitulation: Healing Your Past to Free Your Soul explained how to do it.
  • What does alchemy have to do with “going within” and the spiritual path?
  • The Mutus Liber illustrations.
  • Lessons on commitment and patience from Native American teachings.
  • Exploration of ancient Egyptian spirituality and its focus on taking people through death.
  • Reach Howdie Mickoski at Egyptian Wisdom Revealed.

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Jac O’Keeffe Interview

Jac O’Keeffe has been in the nondual “scene” since 2008, but it would be a jac o'keeffemistake to limit her message to nondual teachings.  In fact, as she explains in this interview, her teaching has continually evolved over the years.  The current focus of Jac O’Keeffe is pointing to what is “deeper than that” in relation to nonduality.

In addition, this episode also explores Jac’s work with the Association for Spiritual Integrity and how that organization hopes to establish a baseline of ethical standards for spiritual teachers.

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Selected Links and Notes from this Episode:

  • Just a quick note: TAT’s August Workshop is fast approaching.  Beyond Mindfulness: Meditation and the Path Within is August 16-18, 2019 at the Claymont Mansion in West Virginia.  Only an hour from the Dulles airport, TAT consistently offers the best spiritual events on the East coast.
  • For Jac O’Keeffe’s background story, check out her interview on BATGAP, as well as an earlier interview on ConsciousTV  [0:35]
  • How Eastern spiritual teachings don’t quite fit the Western culture. [2:35]
  • The deeper depth of spiritual exploration. [7:44]
  • “When the band-aid of identity gets pulled away, we fall deeper than the nondual teachings.” [9:15]
  • Dzogchen teachings as pointing to what is beyond nonduality. [14:30]
  • Ramana Maharshi getting bitten by ants. [17:00]
  • How do morals and ethics appear in Jac’s life? [21:00]
  • What happens after death for Jac? The soul, reincarnation, and the recycling of energy. [30:00]
  • What is prior to consciousness? [33:00]
  • The evolution of Jac O’Keeffe’s teachings and the tools that she brings to her teaching such as chanting. [38:00]
  • The behavior of enlightened beings and the student-guru model. [47:00]
  • The formation of the Association for Spiritual Integrity– a code of ethics for spiritual teachers.  [52:00]
  • Spiritual teaching as a profession. [1:05:00]
  • Charging for spiritual teachings. [1:10:00]
  • The difference between enlightenment and liberation. [1:15:00]
  • The factoid you’ve been waiting for… Jac O’Keeffe loves Netflix and recommends The OA. [1:16:00]
  • The Science and Nonduality Conference.
  • Reach Jac O’Keeffe at Jac-Okeeffe.com.

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Bart Marshall Interview

Bart Marshall is both a gifted writer and spiritual teacher.   I’ve known Bart Marshall for many years, but the inspiration for this interview is his article “Ultimate Between-ness” which contains these compelling lines:

There are two main things I think are worth studying.  One is how to wake up from this dream called life.  The other is how to get what you want within it.  As it happens, the formula for both is the same.

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Selected Links and Notes from this Episode:

  • Announcement that the TAT Foundation’s April event features an excellent lineup of speakers: Paul Hedderman, Paul Rezendes, Paul Constant, Norio Kushi, and Bart Marshall.  Sign up for this incredible conference at Once in a Lifetime is Now.
  • For Bart Marshall’s background story, check out my film Closer than Close, his interview on ConsciousTV, and Bart’s interview on BATGAP.  [1:45]
  • An overview of Ultimate Between-ness. [3:57]
  • The Law of Attraction is better called The Law of Creation. [4:50]
  • The four aspects of Ultimate Between-ness: Intention, Confidence, Gratitude, and Indifference. [6:40]
  • The importance of wanting the truth at all cost. [10:30]
  • Prayer as a practice of indifference.  [15:29]
  • The importance of clarifying what you really want.  Why do you want the Truth? [19:20]
  • “The man who chases two mice catches none.” [21:34]
  • Guided self-inquiry. [22:40]
  • How to incorporate a habit of confidence. [27:19]
  • Does backing away from untruth conflict with setting an intention? [35:20]
  • Are there any spiritual nuggets Bart has uncovered since writing the Ultimate Between-ness essay? [43:55]
  • How to work with Bart Marshall.  He charges for the initial consultation, but not for follow on sessions. [49:45]
  • RealFace Press is Bart’s publishing company. [52:26]  His books include:
  • Reach Bart Marshall at SelfInquiry.org.


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