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Expanding the Mind

Expanding the mind and perceptions to new ideas is essential for personal growth, well-being, and the development of our ways of thinking and being. Embracing new ideas challenges our preconceived notions, broadens our understanding of the world, and encourages critical thinking. It allows us to break free from limitations and explore different perspectives, fostering empathy, creativity, and adaptability.


By opening ourselves to diverse ideas, we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and others, enhancing our capacity for love, compassion and connection. Moreover, embracing new ideas helps us stay adaptable in an ever-changing world, enabling us to overcome obstacles, discover innovative solutions, and continuously learn and evolve. Expanding our minds and perceptions is a transformative journey that enriches our lives and contributes to a more inclusive, progressive, and interconnected society.


This is an ever growing eclectic collection from my own personal favourite humans who have provided great reads, watches & listens to help you further explore and cultivate an expansion of your own mind and stimulate your cognition. 


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A New Earth - by Eckhart Tolle

Echkart Tolle's book "A New Earth" is available here on Spotify where you can listen to both him and Oprah break down the book chapter by chapter.  Highly recommended listening to understand the Power of Now and gain a better understanding of The Ego. 


Gaia offers the largest online resource of consciousness-expanding videos - over 8,000 informative and enlightening films, original shows, yoga and meditation classes, and more that you won’t find anywhere else.  It is definitely a subscription worth investing in!


ISHA - Inner Engineering with Sadghuru

Inner Engineering Online is comprised of seven 90-minute sessions that impart powerful tools from the ancient science of Yoga, with the potential of transforming the very way you live, conduct and experience your life.  There are also ample videos and podcasts where you can listen to Sadguru speak.  My favourite is a conversation between Sadghuru & David Eagleman - Link HERE.


Epi-Genetics & The Biology of Belief

Dr Bruce Lipton is an American developmental biologist noted for his work on epigenetics. In his book "The Biology of Belief", he writes that beliefs control human biology rather than DNA and inheritance.  This link will take you to a conversation Bruce has on London Real to explain the Biology of Belief.


Scotland History - Rosslyn Chapel

If you are of Scottish lineage or interested in its history like me, you will enjoy Bruce's channel.  I start by sharing a video on the history of my great ++++ grandfathers chapel in Rosslyn.  Enshrined within the walls you will find beautiful masonry and rich symbolism. It is said to be one of the 7 pilgrimage sites of initiation used by Druids, Knights Templar and Christian Mystics in their search for true knowledge and enlightenment.  It takes you deep into a mysterious world where hidden streams of spirituality flow beneath the surface of European History.

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Graham Hancock - Journalist & Author

Graham travels the globe hunting for evidence of mysterious, lost civilizations dating back to the last Ice Age.  His Netflix documentary "Ancient Apocalypse" follows his journey.

Graham is also a British writer of many fantastic books involving ancient civilizations and lost lands.


Aubrey Marcus - Decoding The Life Changing Secrets of The Rosicrucians w/ Dr. Robert Gilbert

This podcast episode includes some of the practices that can be used to help unlock spiritual potential. Dr. Gilbert shares with Aubrey the profound wisdom of sacred geometry and myriad spiritual practices of ancient traditions tracing all the way back to Atlantis.  Links to Dr Gilbert's website The Vesica Institute can be found further along in my collection.


Kain Ramsay - Online Teacher of Modern Applied Psychology & Personal Development.

Kain has been involved in the fields of applied psychology, social entrepreneurship, coaching, mentoring, and training. Since 2007, Kain's distinctive communication style has continued to inspire individuals, teams, audiences and organizations around the world to achieve their highest potential.  I highly recommend his Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course to accelerate cognitive (thought and behaviour) restructuring.

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The Flow Research Collective

The Flow Research Collective is a peak performance research and training organization. They study the neuroscience of peak human performance, focused on the state of flow, in conjunction with scientists at institutions such as USC, Stanford, UCSF, Imperial College, and more.


The Vesica Institute offers training and resources in ancient & modern holistic sciences

The mission at Vesica is to collect the highest level of essential knowledge and practices from the world’s great spiritual traditions — and from modern holistic science researchers — to illuminate little-known solutions to the most serious spiritual, health, and environmental challenges we face today.

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Changing Minds, altering Perceptions

The Beckley Foundation is UK-based non-profit with a long history of pioneering psychedelic research. Founder and Director Amanda Feilding has for the past years been laying the groundwork for an exciting new range of collaborations with leading research institutes around the world.

Here is a link to a great conversation on Spotify between Amanda and Joe Rogan: LINK

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Awakening Mind Part 1, "Know Thyself" (2023)

Awakening is the next stage in human evolution. The Awakening Mind Film Series travels the globe speaking to wisdom teachers, visionaries, and scientists from broad and diverse disciplines, philosophies, and traditions who are pointing with uncanny similarity and intelligence to this time as an epic juncture and an invitation to a higher evolution for humanity.


Jordan Peterson

Jordan is a Canadian psychologist, professor, and public intellectual. 

Peterson's most renowned work, "12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos" which provides a self-help framework, combining psychological insights, mythological narratives, and personal anecdotes to guide individuals towards a more meaningful and responsible life.


The Kybalion - A Study of The Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece

This link will take you directly to a free online book where you can peruse  Hermetic Principles and Philosophy to enable a contemplative exploration into the metaphysical aspects of life.


Huberman Lab

The Huberman Lab podcast discusses science and science-based tools for everyday life.  I have gained a wealth of information from Andrews podcast!  Check out the titles on his page to find a topic that resonates the most with you.


Paul Wallis

This channel explores the world's mythologies for their insight on our origins as a species and our potential as human beings. Paul's books explore our shamanic and mystical traditions, ET contact and our place in the universe, and how we can be more conscious and more awake for a better human experience.


MAPS - Researchers of Psychedelics, Leaders of Change.

Founded in 1986, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies is a non-profit organisation specialising in research and education. Their work develops medical, legal, and cultural shifts so people can benefit from the careful use of psychedelics and marijuana for mental health, well-being, and connection.

They have dedicated the last 36 years to changing the way people think of, talk about, and consume psychedelics through research, education, and advocacy.

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