The Teachers Speak: Alan Watts on Love and True Spirituality

By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness Alan Watts was a writer, speaker and philosopher who brought eastern philosophy to western spiritual seekers. (1) He was and still is loved by many in the spiritual community, and his large volume of writings and lectures is considered by many to be a great source of wisdom. We … Continue reading The Teachers Speak: Alan Watts on Love and True Spirituality

The Teachers Speak: Terence McKenna on Psychedelics, Art and Empowerment – Part 2/2

By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness Continued from Part 1. Quotes taken from End All Disease. McKenna also encourages us to turn our backs on our defunct culture and create something new with the imagination. “You simply have to turn your back on a culture that has gone sterile and dead and get with the … Continue reading The Teachers Speak: Terence McKenna on Psychedelics, Art and Empowerment – Part 2/2

The Teachers Speak: Terence McKenna on Psychedelics, Art and Empowerment – Part 1/2

By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness I could give the usual description of Terence McKenna – he was a writer, author, lecturer and advocate of psychedelic drugs – but it doesn’t really capture what he was about. He was a pioneer in the psychedelic movement, and he believed that the use of psychedelics is the … Continue reading The Teachers Speak: Terence McKenna on Psychedelics, Art and Empowerment – Part 1/2

The Teachers Speak: The Role of the Guru – Part 2/3

By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness Continued from Part 1. It’s easier to follow a living man or woman than a scripture, Paramahansa Yogananda tells us, which is why gurus are often preferred over spiritual writings. “It is more easy to follow a living, breathing, talking man (who lives truth) than a mute scripture. “If … Continue reading The Teachers Speak: The Role of the Guru – Part 2/3

The Teachers Speak: The Role of the Guru – Part 1/3

By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness A ‘guru’ is a spiritual teacher who’s life mission is to show the way to enlightenment. The guru is generally seen as an enlightened figure, but some teachers are imperfect and honest about their imperfection. They teach that being comfortable with imperfection is an important step to enlightenment, and … Continue reading The Teachers Speak: The Role of the Guru – Part 1/3

The Teachers Speak: Paul Ferrini on Equality and Enlightenment

By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness You hear a lot in the conscious community about equality, and it’s obviously an important topic for those who want to address serious social issues like poverty, starvation, oppressive governments, etc. Is it possible, however, to have a spiritual perspective on equality? As various socially and spiritually conscious groups … Continue reading The Teachers Speak: Paul Ferrini on Equality and Enlightenment

The Teachers Speak: Krishnamurti on Quieting the Mind

By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness I’d like to introduce a new writing series entitled The Teachers Speak. Here, we’ll explore what various well-known spiritual figures have said about an array of subjects, including God, enlightenment, the spiritual path and the different ways we all travel it. I’ve written reports like this before, but the … Continue reading The Teachers Speak: Krishnamurti on Quieting the Mind