Update

Welcome to the latest subscribers. There has been a lot going on that people are asking about, so I thought I’d post a small update. The BATGAP interview has had a largely warm reception. There have been several thousand views and an even larger number of podcast listeners so far. This has brought a large spike in traffic here and a wave of new subscribers. This week, I’ll be traveling to San Jose, CA for the Science and Nonduality conference. Over 1,000 are registered and they’ve sold out both hotels. On Thursday, I’ll be spending much of the day on … Continue Reading…

Interview Follow-up

Interview Follow-up

Above is an aerial shot of the lodge property where we enjoyed the potent retreat along with interviewer Rick Archer. The BATGAP interview took place Friday, Sept. 25 at Kiwi Cove Lodge as planned. The weather was good, so we sat out in the gazebo beside the Kiwi orchard (7 varieties). Clare Blanchflower‘s interview followed, then the retreat began. Lorne and Lucia’s interview did not go ahead as they wish to get their book ready before the onslaught of new contacts. Unlike my usual articles, the interview is our spiritual story – how things unfolded here. These are 3&4 of … Continue Reading…

site update

I’m just migrating the site and domain to a new host. This is happening sooner and faster than expected and when both go together, there can sometimes be downtime. Should be back to normal pretty quickly. Thanks for your patience D UPDATE – the process went south and the site was offline for a bit. It’s now up again but will have to be updated and reviewed for functionality… UPDATE – with some skilled help, we’re almost back to normal on the new site. Whew!

Pop-Up Ads

I’ve had several reports of this site or one I link to being infected with Popup ads that trigger their antivirus. This site is not infected and the popups don’t originate here*. In fact, this site doesn’t have any ads at all unless you count links to some books or other sites as ads. The popups may be triggered by this sites words though. My host is investigating. They said there is “a rash of browser hijackings that inject ads that way”. However, none of the people who have reported the issue have a known infection. The sample we’ve seen … Continue Reading…

A True Householder

While I have been a home-owner in the past, during the last decade and the more distinct unfolding of consciousness I have rented. It has been a transitional time for obvious reasons, but also in things like changing careers and going to grad school. This year has brought a more outward stroke with new work, an upcoming interview and the conference talk. The latest is a new shift into home ownership. It’s a move out of the city of my birth to a smaller centre in the same region. It’s a move to greater physical and financial well-being and a … Continue Reading…

Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Periodically on this blog, I mention an interview on Buddha at the Gas Pump. The host Rick Archer has been interviewing “ordinary spiritually awakening people” since 2009, although it took a few months for the current format to develop. At first, they were indeed just ordinary people Rick knew in his circles. But soon, finding new interviewees for the weekly show that were both willing to speak publicly and able to share their experience in a clear way became more challenging. He requested recommendations and many suggested spiritual teachers they knew. Increasingly well-known teachers shared. And because the theme is … Continue Reading…

The SAND Conference

Once a year in the US, the Science and Nonduality conference (SAND) is held in the fall in California. I’ve been invited to speak there on my Stages model this October. It will be an interesting dynamic. For one, there will be researchers who will be very interested in a robust model of the post-personal stages, brought out of ancient texts and framed in modern terms. For example, Sofia University, where they teach Transpersonal Psychology, tends to be influenced more by current Buddhist thought than Vedic. The neo-advaitists will also be well represented. That group tends to either not believe … Continue Reading…

Lost Pingbacks

Just a little update if you happen to use this sites interlinking. One of the WordPress features I’ve made heavy use of on this site over the years is internal Pingbacks, also called linkbacks or trackbacks. In the articles, I will often provide links to various related topics so readers can read further if something is not clear or they want to explore more. I often go into advanced topics that may be unfamiliar and there is some terminology I use in ways that’s a little different than might be typical. Those links to prior articles would then show up … Continue Reading…

7 Years

I launched this blog as In2Deep 7 years and 1295 articles ago this week. It went a little quiet while I got my grad degree a few years ago. And a couple of times while major falling away was occurring within. A year and a half ago, I picked up the Davidya.ca domain and in January this year, it was all migrated to the current site. When I launched, I was in the middle of writing a related book that foundered on the realities of publishing (rightfully) the following year. Still a work in progress (there’s a lot to cover), … Continue Reading…

Feedburner Subscribers

Just a final note to those few still using Feedburner (part of Google) to receive these posts. I’ll be turning that off shortly. I described the migration of the feed here back in January. If your feed says In2Deep.wordpress.com, you’re getting the old one.  Please delete that feed and add the new Davidya feed here. Or use the orange button on the right under Subscribe. Thanks.