1. Mind Trap

    Is it possible… “The Avatar Course is nothing more or less than an escape from a mind trap, which you’ve been caught in for so long that you have forgotten what freedom feels like.” Harry Palmer, The Avatar Path: The Way We Came Is that possible? Really? Is it possible that your mind has totally trapped you -- and you don’t know it? Hmm…what do you think? Is it possible that you’ve b…

  2. Avatar®: Climate Change for Your Consciousness

    Most people who think about the deeper things agree that the purpose of life is to open up to a broader perspective. This is often called a “spiritual awakening”, or just “waking up”. Waking up implies that a person has moved beyond their current understanding of how life works to a bigger picture they previously weren’t aware of. So they’re “waking up” to a new level of consciousn…

  3. Unlock Your Consciousness

    We've become a culture that's obsessed with locks, of all sorts.  Safety, privacy, cyber-security;  all have become a focus of attention -- have you noticed?  And yet, the better our locks get, the better the burglars get.  The better our email security gets, the better the hackers get.  The more we try to protect our personal information online, the better the cyber-thieves get.  Curious……

  4. Perspective VIII: Avatar®

    By: Harry Palmer - In 1986, a teacher named Harry Palmer created The Avatar Course. That same year he founded Star's Edge International, the seminar management corporation that supervises the delivery of the Avatar Materials. Harry's writings are a profound contribution to the growing body of knowledge, exercises, and processes directed to self-improvement. Many individuals and companies in the pe…

  5. Change Your Channel

    By: Richard Brenckman - A belief is a filter. It's a tuning mechanism in consciousness. And when you observe or interact with life through a particular belief filter, only certain information gets through to you -- the information that's aligned with the belief you're looking through. Here's a good analogy: when you have your TV tuned to NBC, you're just not going to observe any shows on CBS. No m…

  6. Living Deliberately: Is it really ok to do that?

    By: Richard Brenckman - My childhood memories include several instances in which I was scolded for a certain "willful" attitude that I displayed. The scoldings usually included the comment, "You did that deliberately, didn't you?" The consequences for being willful and deliberate were not pleasant. I came to learn that deliberateness was not good in a "good boy". Of course, I didn't stop doing the…

  7. Is There Life After Avatar®?

    By: Richard Brenckman - Okay, it's time to let it out. Time to finally reveal the truth that I've kept hidden, locked away inside me. The truth is -- the Avatar Course ruined my life. That's right, you read correctly. It's not a typo. Avatar ruined it all. There I was, 39 years old, with a whole set of belief systems that had me so tightly in their grip that I couldn't even see them -- and a long,…

  8. Is Enlightenment Still Possible in the Modern World?

    By: Richard Brenckman - Enlightenment is a word with a lot of buzz around it. My dictionary lists the synonyms for enlighten as "to educate, inspire, perfect (v), etc." But for those of us who've walked a spiritual path, enlightenment goes beyond that. That definition isn't in the dictionary; but for me it included an intuitive knowing and speaking of the truth, and being free from ignorance and i…

  9. What’s Wrong with this Picture?

    By: Richard Brenckman - I often forget how miserable I was before I did Avatar. No matter where I looked, things looked pretty bleak. That was in 1990. Don’t get me wrong; just because I was miserable doesn’t mean I was a failure. I was pretty successful according to worldly standards; my wife and I owned a business, made good money, had some real estate, went on trips and all that. But I felt…

  10. Virus Protection For Your Consciousness

    By: Richard Brenckman - If you use email or go online with your computer, you’re probably aware of the damage a computer virus can do. There are thousands of viruses, and a whole industry that's dedicated to fighting them. Just in case you don’t know what I'm referring to, a computer virus is a 'rogue' program that's covertly introduced into unsuspecting computers -- and then it infects and sa…