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Presence, Psychology, Consciousness, Spirituality

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“We need to wake up for the sake of the human race as a whole, in order to become free of the social chaos and conflict which have blighted the last few thousand years of history.”


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Dr. Steve Taylor PhD

Steve Taylor PhD is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Metropolitan University, and the author of several best-selling books on psychology and spirituality. For the last two years he has been included (this year at no. 38) in Mind, Body, Spirit magazine’s list of the ‘100 most spiritually influential living people.’ His books include Waking From Sleep, The Fall, Out of the Darkness, Back to Sanity, and his latest book The Meaning. His books have been published in 16 languages, while his articles and essays have been published in over 40 academic journals, magazines and newspapers.

Eckhart Tolle has described his work as ‘an important contribution to the shift in consciousness which is happening on our planet at present.’ Andrew Harvey has said of his work, ‘Its importance for our menacing times and for the transformation being birthed by them cannot be exaggerated.’ Steve is also a poet; his first book of poems and spiritual reflections, The Meaning, has just been published.

Steve lives in Manchester, England, with his wife and three young children.


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    Awaken Interviews Dr. Steve Taylor - The Collective Awakening Is Occurring

    Donna Quesada: Oh, this person is awakened or this person is a spiritual teacher…everything is perfect for this person…they’ve got it all figured out. But not necessarily. Dr. Steve Taylor: That’s true, yeah. I think that is one of the greatest [...]

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    Awaken Interviews Dr. Steve Taylor - Natural Wakefulness and Experiences of Mysticism

    Donna Quesada: You’ve written so extensively about the subject of awakening…what led you to this aspect of your work? Dr. Steve Taylor: For me, personally, I think I was always a person that showed natural wakefulness…from the age of 16 [...]

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    Letting Go - Steve Taylor Ph.D.

    by Steve Taylor Ph,D: A few months ago, I completed a research project at my university about purpose… We began with the hypothesis that there are different types of purpose. We identified seven different types, beginning with no purpose, survival purpose (in other words, [...]

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    Waking Up - Steve Taylor Ph.D.

    by Steve Taylor Ph.D: Are spiritual experiences becoming more common? What are spiritual experiences? I don’t think of them in religious terms. I see them as moments in which our awareness becomes more intense and more expansive than normal, so that the [...]

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    Temporary And Permanent Awakening: The Primary And Secondary Shift

    by Steve Taylor PhD: Temporary and Permanent Awakening in Spiritual Traditions… Many spiritual traditions make a distinction between temporary spiritual experiences and a permanent, ongoing experience of ‘wakefulness’ or liberation. In the Hindu Vedanta tradition, this is the distinction between [...]

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1. "Regular meditation can make us less affected by negative thoughts, and create a more grounded and stable sense of self, so that we're less dependent on respect and affirmation from other people."

2. "Part of the reason why bringing up children can be a spiritual experience is because children are such strongly spiritual beings themselves."

3. "The human sense of incompleteness generates a craving for possessions, power and status, as a way of trying to complete ourselves and compensate for our inner discord."

4. "Spiritual experiences are overwhelmingly positive experiences. They are experiences of rapture, in which we perceive reality at a heightened intensity, feel a powerful sense of inner well-being, experience a sense of oneness with our surroundings and become aware of a force of benevolence and harmony which pervades the cosmos."

5. "Many people who return from encounters with death – either because a threat passes or they make a miraculous recovery – undergo a permanent spiritual shift. Of course, this is one the most significant features of near-death experiences. Most of those who undergo the experience gain a new spiritual outlook, becoming less materialistic and egotistical and more compassionate, more concerned with helping and serving others than fulfilling their own desires and ambitions."

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