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Whose Awakening Is It? — an excerpt from a Skype interview with Mooji

Spiritual Transmission

Master-Disciple Relationship is Erotic Relationship 

Spiritual Transmission

“Eroticism, covert or declared, fantasized or enacted, is in-woven in teaching, in the phenomenology of mastery and discipleship. This elemental fact has been trivialized by a fixation on sexual harassment. But it remains central. How could it be otherwise? Every “break-in” into the other, via persuasion or menace (fear is a great teacher) borders on, Read More ->

Distinguishing Oneself From the Teacher

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The difficulty for students to distinguish themselves from a charismatic teacher is evident in the words of Wittgenstein’s student, Alice Ambrose, about the effect he had on his students: “When a person who is intensely alive also has great originality of mind, the impact on those who work with him is a blend in which Read More ->

Re-examining the Teacher-Student Relationship


In a book by Charles M. Johnston called “Necessary Wisdom” I found a paragraph I very much resonate with and which is very much in accord with what I’ve been finding in the interviews I’ve been conducting with teachers/gurus/masters etc. and their students/disciples: “In the past, we have viewed expert and ignorant in whatever sphere Read More ->

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