Gregg Braden

Translations

The Newsletter of Gregg Braden and Sacred Spaces/Ancient Wisdom

Winter/Spring 2006 Volume 8 Issue 2

Inside This Issue:


The Mystery of the Space Between

(Excerpt from Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer – Hay House Publishing, 2006)

"Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because we are part of the mystery we are trying to solve." – Max Planck, "father" of quantum theory

There's a power that lives in the space "between," that subtle instant when something ends, and what follows next hasn't yet begun.

From the birth and death of galaxies, to the beginning and ending of careers and relationships, and even the simplicity of breathing in and out, creation is the story of beginnings and endings: cycles that start and stop, expand and contract, live and die.

Regardless of scale, between the "beginning" and the "end", there is a moment in time when neither one has fully happened. That moment is where magic and miracles come from! In the instant of between, all possibilities exist, and none have been chosen. From this place, we're given the power to heal our bodies, change our lives, and bring peace to the world. All events originate from this powerful, magical moment.

The mystery and possibilities of the space that connects two events has long been honored in the wisdom of traditions of our past. Native traditions of North America, for example, state that two times each day the earth enters into precisely such mystical realms. We find one realm immediately after the sun disappears below the horizon, just before the darkness of night arrives. The second realm occurs just before the sun reappears from the edge of the sky, after the darkest part of the night.

Both are twilight moments — neither completely day nor completely night. It is during this time, the traditions suggest, that an opening occurs in which profound truths may be realized, deep healings may occur, and prayers have their greatest power. In his classic work A Separate Reality, anthropologist Carols Casteneda called this opening a "crack between the worlds," and described it as an access point into the unseen realms of spirits, demons, and power.

Modern scientists acknowledge the power of just such a place. For them, however, the point is less about day, night, and time, and more about the matter that our world is made of. From the perspective of a scientist, what we see as the solid world around us is anything but solid!

When the local movie theater projects a moving image on the screen in front of us, for example, we know that the story we're seeing is an illusion. The romance and tragedy that tugs at our heartstrings is actually the result of many still pictures being flashed very quickly, one after another, to create the sense of a continuous story. While our eyes do see the single pictures, frame by frame, our brain merges them together into what we perceive as that uninterrupted film.

Quantum physicists suggest that our world works in much the same way. For instance, what we see as the football touchdown or triple axel of a figure skater on a Sunday-afternoon sports program, in quantum terms, is actually a series of individual events that happen very fast and close together. Similar to the way in which many images strung together make a movie look so real, life actually occurs as brief, tiny bursts of light called quanta. The quanta of life happen so quickly that, unless our brain is trained to operate differently (as it would in some forms of meditation), it simply averages the pulses to create the continuous action we see as the Sunday sports.

Within this simplified explanation of life, we also find the key to our healing. For one burst of light to end before the next begins, there must, by definition, be a moment in between. Within this space, for a brief instant, there exists a perfect balance where nothing is happening — the events that led to the burst are complete, and the new events haven't started. In this place of "no thing," all scenarios of life/death/suffering/healing/war/ peace exist as possibilities and potential. This is the place where feelings and prayers become the blueprints of life.

The key is that our emotional state during prayer determines the kind of blueprint we create. Knowing that the Field is a reflection of our inner beliefs, we must find a way to clear our hurt and anger before we pray. If we think about this, it makes sense. After all, how could we expect the Mind of God to reflect healing and peace, if we're feeling fear and hurt?

SECRETS OF THE LOST MODE OF PRAYER
Could our deepest hurts reveal the key to a powerful form of prayer that was lost 17 centuries ago? What can we learn today from the great secret of our most cherished traditions? Discover the answer to these questions in Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer.
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Join us for an extraordinary journey bridging science, spirituality and miracles!

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New Book:
Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer
The Hidden Power of Beauty, Blessing, Wisdom and Hurt

For more than 20 years, Gregg Braden has searched for evidence of a forgotten form of prayer that was lost to the West following the biblical edits of the early Christian Church. Between 1998 and 2001 he found and documented this form of prayer still being used in the remote monasteries of central Tibet. In this book, Braden describes this ancient form of prayer that has not words or outward expressions, Then, for the first time in print, he leads us on a journey exploring what our most intimate experiences tell us about our deepest beliefs. Join Gregg on a remarkable journey as he explores the wisdom of these timeless secrets, and the power that awaits each of us . . . just beyond our deepest hurt!

Hay House Lifestyles, Jan. 2006 release, Hardback


New Audio:
The Divine Name:
Sounds of the God Code

Based on Gregg's bestselling book, The God Code, this powerful recording is the result of a collaboration between Gregg and pioneering sound-healer Jonathan Goldman. More than 2,300 years ago, God's name—the same name that we find coded into the DNA of all life—was removed from the religious texts that link over 1/2 of the world's population, in order to safeguard its use. What would it mean if this name, The Divine Name, was re-created through a sacred formula of sounds that unite and heal? The power of healing and peace is available once again!

Hay House Audio with 26-page booklet, 64 minutes total running time.



New Spoken Audio:
Unleashing the Power of the God Code
The Mystery and Meaning of the Message in Our Cells

What if we discovered the power to change our lives, and our world, within the cells of our own bodies! Today, we no longer need to ask this question as "What if…!" Discover how our DNA is read as words and what the message in your cells means to you today! This non-technical and fast-moving audio was recorded live in the Hay House studios.

A Hay House Audio 4-CD Set
ISBN 1-4019-0624-9



New Audio Box Set
From Sounds True
The Gregg Braden Audio Collection

Where is human evolution taking us? To answer this question, bestselling author Gregg Braden continues to break ground, merging the wisdom of lost prophecy and ancient prayer with the latest in scientific research on the destiny of humankind. The Gregg Braden Audio Collection is a beautifully packaged 7 CD set, bringing together for the first time all of his revolutionary works—including a bonus CD with previously un-released material, available nowhere else.

Recorded live in the Sounds True studios, 7 CD, Total Running Time 8 _ hours
ISBN 1-59179-251-7


New Audio Collections From Nightingale-Conant

Decipher the great spiritual mystery of how we Interact with the forces of creation. In these fascinating programs, visionary and scholar, Gregg Braden, shares the life-changing discovery that led him from a successful career in aerospace and defense to an extensive 12-year study of the most sacred and honored traditions of humankind. These two audio collections are the most complete representation of his research for The God Code, Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer, and his 2006 release of The Divine Matrix.

Recorded live in the Nightingale-Conant studios, available on cassette or CD.

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Speaking Quantum: The Power of Beauty, Blessing, Wisdom and Hurt

Excerpt from Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer,
Hay House, 2006

From the ancient writings of the Gnostics and Essenes, to the native traditions throughout the Americas, hurt, blessing, and beauty are acknowledged as the keys to surviving our greatest tests. Prayer is the language that allows us to apply the lessons of our experiences to the situations in our lives.

>From this perspective, "wisdom" and "hurt" are two extremes of the same experience. They are the beginning and completion of the same cycle. Hurt is our initial feeling, our gut response to loss, disappointment, or the news of something that shocks our emotions. Wisdom is the healed expression of our hurt. We change hurt into wisdom by finding new meaning in painful experiences. Blessing, beauty, and prayer are the tools for our change.

Twentieth-century Christian visionary, Reverend Samuel Shoemaker described the power of prayer to create change in a single, poetic, and perhaps deceptively simple sentence. "Prayer may not change things for you," he says, "but it for sure changes you for things." While we may not be able to go back in time to undo the reason that we hurt to begin with, we do have the power to change what the loss of loved ones, the shock of broken promises, and life's disappointments mean to us. In doing so, we open the door to move toward a healing resolution of even our most hurtful experiences.

Without understanding the relationship between wisdom and hurt, our experience of pain may seem senseless, even cruel, and continue, as the pain cycle remains open-ended. But how are we to remove ourselves from life's hurt long enough to find the wisdom in our experiences? When we're reeling from a loss, a violated trust, or a betrayal that was unthinkable only hours or moments before, how are we to find refuge from our emotions long enough to feel something else? This is where the power of blessing comes in.

Blessing Is the Release
"Blessing" is the ancient secret that releases us from life's hurt long enough to replace it with another feeling. When we bless the people or things that have hurt us, we are temporarily suspending the cycle of pain. Whether this suspension lasts for a nanosecond, or an entire day, makes no difference. Whatever the period of time, during the blessing a doorway opens for us to begin our healing, and move on with life. The key is that for some period of time, we're released from our hurt long enough to let something else into our hearts and minds. That something is the power of "beauty."

Beauty Is the Transformer
The most sacred and ancient traditions remind us that beauty exists in all things, regardless of how we interpret those things in our daily lives. Beauty is already created, and always present. While we may modify our surroundings, create new relationships, and move to new locations to please our ever-changing ideas of balance and harmony, the building blocks that go into such beauty are already there.

Beyond an appreciation for the things that are simply pleasing to our eyes, beauty is described by wisdom traditions as an experience that also touches our hearts, minds, and souls. Through our ability to perceive beauty in even the "ugliest" moments of life, we may elevate ourselves from our experience long enough to give new meaning to our hurt. In this way, beauty is a trigger that launches us into a new perspective. The key, however, is that it appears to be dormant until we give it our attention. Beauty awakens only when we invite it in our lives.

Our Lost Mode of Prayer
Late in the 20th century, experiments confirmed that we're bathed in a field of energy that connects us all with the events of our world. Given names that range from the Quantum Hologram to the Mind of God, research has shown that through this energy, the beliefs and prayers within us, are carried into the world around us. Both science and ancient tradition suggest the very same thing: we must embody in our lives, the very conditions that we wish to experience in our world. We find the instructions for a lost mode of prayer that help us to do just that, hidden within some of the most isolated and remote locations remaining on earth today.

In spring 1998, I had the honor of facilitating a 22-day pilgrimage into the monasteries of central Tibet, searching for evidence of an ancient and forgotten form of prayer—the language that speaks to the field that unites all things. The monks and the nuns who live there shared the instructions for a way to pray that was largely lost to the West in the fourth-century biblical edits of the early Christian Church. Preserved for centuries in the texts and traditions of those living upon the roof of the world, this "lost" mode of prayer has no words or outward expressions. It is based solely in feeling.

Specifically, it invites us to feel as if our prayer has already been answered, rather than feeling powerless and needing to ask for help from a higher source. In recent years, studies have shown that it is this very quality of feeling that does, in fact, "speak" to the field that connects us with the world. Through prayers of feeling, we're empowered to take part in the healing of our lives and relationships, as well as, our bodies and our world!

"Research has shown that through the quantum field connects the universe, the beliefs and prayers within us, are carried into the world around us." —excerpt, GSB

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Gregg Braden's Product Listing

Books:

  • Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer, Hay House, Available January 2006, a Lifestyles book, hardback, 2006.
  • The God Code, Hay House, 2004, available in hardback and paperback.
  • The Isaiah Effect, Random House, 2000, available in paperback.
  • Walking Between the Worlds, 1998, paperback, temporarily out of print.
  • Awakening to Zero Point, 1992, paperback, temporarily out of print.

    Audio Collections:

  • Speaking the Lost Language of God, Nightingale-Conant, 10 CD set, 2004
  • Speaking the Lost Language of God, Hay House abridged, 4 CD set, 2005
  • Awakening the Power of a Modern God, Nightingale-Conant, 7 CD set, 2005
  • Awakening the Power of a Modern God, Hay House abridged, 4 CD set, 2005
  • The Gregg Braden Box Set (The Lost Mode of Prayer, The Gift of the Blessing, The Isaiah Effect, Beyond Zero Point), Sounds True, 7 CD set, total running time 8.5 hours, 1998-2005
  • The Divine Name, (Gregg Braden and Jonathan Goldman, 2005 Coalition of Visionary Resources Award), 1 CD with 26-page booklet describing the Sounds of the God Code, 2005
  • Unleashing the Power of the God Code (live in-studio), Hay House, 4-CD set, 2005

    Video Collections:

  • Living in the Mind of God, Hartley Film Foundation, 58 minutes, 2005
  • Beyond Zero Point, Conscious Wave/Gaiam, 1 hour, 2000
  • Walking Between the Worlds, Conscious Wave/Gaiam, 4 hours, 1998
  • Awakening to Zero Point, Laura Lee Productions, 2 hours, 1992-1998

    Now Available through the Wisdom Traditions Offices, please call the Santa Fe Office:
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    Welcome to Translations 2006, the newsletter of Gregg Braden and Wisdom Traditions. Please allow me this opportunity to say a great big "Thank You!" for your patience with our media and communications as we learn to grow with our global audiences. During the coming year, we will continue to update our web site to make it more complete, more informative, and even friendlier.

    The past few months have been an intensive time of media development, with a number of new products, including:

  • 5 new audio programs
  • our recent book (Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer, Hay House Lifestyles Division, Jan 1, 2006)
  • Our really new book to be released in the Fall of 2006! (please watch our web site for details)
  • As different as our products may appear from each other, they are all designed and created with one purpose in mind: To bridge the wisdom of our past with the science of today, helping us to become better people and create a better world.

    As we find ourselves witness to the wars, earthquakes, fires and hurricanes that have turned the lives of millions of people upside down, it is clear that we have entered a particularly challenging time in the history of our world. Perhaps now, more than ever, it makes tremendous sense for us to marry the discoveries of modern science with the wisdom of ancient spirituality as we embrace the power to change our lives, and our world.

    I invite you to join me on an extraordinary journey bridging science, spirituality and miracles through our multi-media offerings.

    Many thanks for taking the time to search,
    Many blessings,
    Gregg Braden

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