Can Drugs Help in this Work?

Can Drugs Help in this Work?

Can Drugs Help in this Work? A practitioner once shared with me his experience of taking Ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic traditionally used by Indigenous communities in South America for spiritual and healing purposes… A practitioner once shared with me his...
Notes from a Meeting in Mexico City

Notes from a Meeting in Mexico City

Notes from a Meeting in Mexico City As the afternoon progressed, any initial hesitancy disappeared and the readers became more emotionally engaged… we were finally rewarded with understanding. Last weekend, I gathered together a group of readers from this...
Our Journey and Our Time

Our Journey and Our Time

Our Journey and Our Time In this work, we run a marathon for ourselves against ourselves. As we persist, the work penetrates us more and more deeply until it merges with our fate. When it does, it holds a mysterious lesson custom tailored exclusively for us…...
Our Opponent Keeps Up With Us

Our Opponent Keeps Up With Us

Our Opponent Keeps Up With Us Consider the subject of your daydreams. Any moment you leave your mind unattended, where does it choose to wander? Heading home after this gathering, will my mind start turning over someone else’s problems? I once attended a gathering...
My First Encounter with Self-Remembering

My First Encounter with Self-Remembering

My First Encounter with Self-Remembering In my case, bumping into the idea of self-remembering was like bumping into an old friend with whom one had lost contact for decades… In my case, bumping into the idea of self-remembering was like bumping into an old...
The End of Form

The End of Form

The End of Form How comforting it is to know our name first thing when we wake up each morning, to know with certainty the identities of those around us, to know the date, month, and year, and know our apartment number, the street, city, and country where we...
The Staircase and the Way

The Staircase and the Way

We crossed the bridge over the fortifying moat and arrived at the outer wall of Angkor Wat. At the center of the wall, an entry gate opened onto an enclosure of some 200 acres. The temple itself with its five mountain peaks stood afar off, beyond an expanse of land...
The Critique

The Critique

This teaching cannot take root in a classroom any more than farming can be mastered without stepping into a field. Its practice brings realizations that become part of our understanding. And when several practitioners work together, their pooled experiences and...
Grafting the Physical onto the Digital

Grafting the Physical onto the Digital

BePeriod was established in 2016. In the previous year, an introductory video: Paving the Fourth Way into the 21st Century, was published on YouTube followed by a series of 20 tutorials, the last of which was published in January 2016. As these videos were coming out,...
Two steps forward, one step back

Two steps forward, one step back

If our progression in this work were linear, then every day would find us a little further along the path of self-knowledge than the day before. What we understood yesterday would be reliably ours and we would never fall back by forgetting our verifications. Each day...