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Science and Mysticism

Science and Mysticism

1.We can only know what is happening if we limit what is happening to what we know. Can we just be what is happening and not have to know? That would eliminate the limitations and the implications are infinite. What could be the practice that would lead to this state of being. 2. Patently it cannot lie in the intellect as the function of the intellect is to know, analyse, judge, describe, quantify and qualify, describe and conceptualise. All these…

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Wisdom

Wisdom

Wisdom When, like the owl, we finally acquire a little wisdom, it is important that it be embodied. To merely put on the trappings and signs of wisdom will fool no-one; unless they are foolish! Foolishness Meditation on its own, however, may not be enough. We should also cultivate conscious awareness. Meditation is not an escape, it is a fully mindful presence. Meditation We need both meditation and the fully embodied presence called wisdom. ————————————————————————————————- For further teachings on meditation…

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Mike Boxhall – The Work 2015

Mike Boxhall – The Work 2015

The paper below is addressed to therapists of virtually every hue. It comes out of my work in craniosacral therapy and in psychotherapy, both of which I love. It is not a substitute for whatever it is we practice, it is simply an attempt to examine whether there is a level missing in whatever it is we do and whether there can be a modality for reaching that level. It goes back a long way but my original inspiration, as…

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Presense in Stillness – reply March 2014

Presense in Stillness – reply March 2014

“In reply to the Presence in Stillness article, a longstanding student sends the following, which delights me as I am aware of her struggles to find stillness first in herself.” Dear Mike, I enjoyed reading your latest article on your website, it is great. You mention on one page about listening from your heart when working with a client if your head is busy .Well I thought I would give you some feedback from a treatment I gave to a…

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Presence in Stillness

Presence in Stillness

Presence in Stillness with Mike Boxhall September 6-9 2013 Cowdray Hall. UK. I thought this might be useful. It is a transcript taken from a recording made by Nicola Shields at a course in England last September. Whilst it is not exactly verbatim, it is a very good summary of what was said and seems to me to express, very well, the teachings as they are now appearing. Do feel free to submit any comments or suggestions via the Response…

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Mike Boxhall, interviewed by Roger James RCST

Mike Boxhall, interviewed by Roger James RCST

Although Mike Boxhall is well into his eighties, elderly is the last word that comes to mind to describe him. He spends about three weeks a month travelling the world and teaching an extraordinary variety of people, among them doctors, monks and lawyers. Talking beside a log fire in his Sussex flint cottage, we found we shared one common line of thought: a belief in the existence and power of the Spirit, but a long-lasting inability to define it, simply…

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Spring is Coming

Spring is Coming

Spring is coming and it is time to think about coming out of hibernation.  At least that is my sense of things. The black dog, which I seem to experience around the turn of the year – and my birthday – seems to have lifted and I can return to my normal and, I believe, natural optimism. I feel a bit inadequate talking about depression, as part of what I teach is, that to focus on a pathology, whatever it may…

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A Happy New Year

A Happy New Year

To all members. A HAPPY NEW YEAR In the next few days and before January is over, I am hoping to get out a little piece to start the New Year going. Perhaps it will be the beginning of a new book of some kind. Just to get things going and to encourage people to “talk”, I am posting two pictures of the empty chair (click to enlarge). One is an image with which you will be fairly familiar, it…

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“The Surrender of Limitations”. Delivered to the Third Congress of the Craniosacral Association of Spain. 7th October 2012

“The Surrender of Limitations”. Delivered to the Third Congress of the Craniosacral Association of Spain. 7th October 2012

The Surrender of Limitations   “Craniosacral Therapy is so many different things to different people at different levels. At its tenderest it is a journey taken by two or more people to a level of being where there is no pathology.”   We all stand on the shoulders of our predecessors. If we fully acknowledge that we are able to continually reach higher, to expand further. Only, though if we can avoid hubris and thinking that we have invented or…

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New Year

New Year

For my first posting, this year, I thought I would look at some new – perhaps different – implications of New Year. This is a time for making resolutions,; we didn’t get it quite right last year – or the year before, as it happens, or, on reflection, the year before that!  Lets get a grip on this thing; this year I am going to be positive, get it right, generally be better and kinder and bingo, all will be…

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Xmas 2011

Xmas 2011

I launched this blog back in September 2008. At the time I promised to write something every two months, or six times a year. Much of the time I posted something every month and have received some very rewarding feedback from time to time. In the last few months I have fallen somewhat behind in my self-imposed schedule but have, nevertheless, posted nine pieces, including two videos. I apologise for getting behind with my offerings which people had come to…

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Teaching August 2011: More Reflections on the Teaching not the Teacher

Teaching August 2011: More Reflections on the Teaching not the Teacher

I am privileged to be involved in very moving correspondences with people from all over the world.  Sometimes we have met together face to face in some capacity, very often the first I know of them is an e-mail that arrives, out of the blue. Some piece of work that I may have written has triggered a journey of opening or awakening. It seems to me that there is a sort of radio wave transmission which is picked up by…

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Teaching May 2011: Doing – Intelligence v Intellect

Teaching May 2011: Doing – Intelligence v Intellect

To do nothing, to just sit in stillness and rely on intelligence itself to restore its affects to equilibrium, is very difficult.  Things are noticed and trauma of one kind or another come into awareness.  To then sit and just go deeper into stillness without engaging in the perceived process, flies in the face of all our (recent) cultural background.  And yet, I believe, this is precisely what we must do in order to work with the Spirit.  That is…

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Teaching April 2011: Change

Teaching April 2011: Change

Change is such an important subject for our consideration. It is, perhaps, the only constant in the universe and paradoxically, the bedrock of our existence. There is no birth or death; no coming, no going, no thinking, feeling, sensation or intuition; no relationship, of any nature, without change. This me is not the me I was (or had) yesterday. The more I practice being in the present, the more obvious this becomes. There was a time when I knew exactly…

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Teaching March 2011: Insecurity

Teaching March 2011: Insecurity

I am sorry I am a bit behind with my posting for March. It seems that I have not been at home for long enough to put pen to paper, over the last six weeks. This offering is another video – shot in Italy – it is in English with Italian subtitles. It is amateur in the production but some think it no worse for that as it comes across as being genuine. See what you think and please give…

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Teaching February 2011: Levels

Teaching February 2011: Levels

This subject is becoming more and more important as far as I am concerned. It is crucial in all communication and relationships that the right level is touched. The theme of Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus is the implication that if we don’t speak the same language from the same place, we miss each other. We are not in touch. To come from that place in oneself that may be described as Spiritual, it is necessary…

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