The Essence

The Essence

Journey into Self is happy to announce that we have joined forces with Ashaya Films to work on the production of The Essence; a feature documentary for inquisitive seekers of authentic wisdom.

The Essence reveals astonishing insights into incredible culture and metaphysical science of ancient mystical traditions. Featuring prominent scientists, academics and mystics of today, the film looks deeply into the nature of existence, examines our relationships to ourselves and others, and encourages a new vision of reality based on holistic understanding of life. To stay updated on our journey and the unfolding of this film please visit the Ashaya Films website or Facebook page.

For more info:

Ashaya Films on Facebook

The Living Matrix

The Living Matrix – The Science of Healing: Is a fascinating documentary film that explores new ideas about the intricate web of factors that determine our health. Interviews with a group of dedicated scientists, psychologists, bioenergetic researchers and holistic practitioners who are finding healing potential in a wide variety of new places. It reveals the latest research in Alternative Healing and challenges conventional medical understanding of how we heal. The topics explored are: morphogenetic fields, our energy system, field based models, epigenetics, the impact of intention, belief and emotions on our health, bio information science, heart coherence, intuition, the holographic body field, information medicine and much more…

I hope you’ll enjoy this journey into exploration of new research into alternative models of viewing our intimate reality that ultimately shapes our health on all levels.

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Dear Friends,

My apologies for such a long absence of no new inspiring material on Journey into Self. Since this space is an expression of a spontaneous unfolding, one can not command it at will, but rather has to allow it to express in which ever way it expresses…after a long absence from this space but not from Journeying into Self, I welcome you all back to some new exciting material I’d like to share with you as we journey deeper…


The Yogis of Tibet

Here is a beautiful documentary directed by Jeffrey M. Pill titled The Yogis of Tibet. It explores the lives of Tibetan yogis, their philosophy and spiritual practices. Featuring rare footage of interviews with Tibetan Master Yogis and reclusive Tibetan monks who have reluctantly agreed to be filmed while performing their ancient secretive yogic practices. This movie gives insight into their spiritually dedicated lives as well as Tibetan Buddhist spiritual culture.

A Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA

A very inspirational talk by Ron Finley: The Gangsta Gardener from LA. Ron envisions a world where gardening is gangsta, where cool kids know their nutrition and where communities embrace the act of growing, knowing and sharing the best of the earth’s fresh-grown food. I think what Ron is doing is truly Gangsta Cool. Our lives and our communities can change tremendously by growing our own food and connecting to our food source. It’s so important to start taking action and build our own vision of a New Healthy Reality. Ron shows us that it doesn’t have to be so difficult even if one lives in the inner city…Thank you Ron for being a great role model that we can learn from.

“Growing your own food is like printing your own money.”
………………………………………………………………….—Ron Finley

For more info:

Ron Finley Project

L.A. Green Grounds

A Quest Beyond the Limits of the Ordinary

Here is an interesting, spontaneous discussion between two biologist: Rupert Sheldrake & Bruce Lipton. They share their experience as biologists working within the system of conventional science, discussing how they stepped out of this conventional system of scientific dogma to pursue a path of open-minded scientific exploration. They further talk about the field of biology, quantum physics, the dogmas of the scientific community, funding of scientific experiments & projects, belief systems, self-healing, consciousness studies, epi-genetics, the human genome project, morphic resonance and much more.

“Bad religion is arrogant, self-righteous, dogmatic and intolerant. And so is bad science. But unlike religious fundamentalists, scientific fundamentalists do not realize that their opinions are based on faith. They think they know the truth.” —Rupert Sheldrake


For more info:

Rupert Sheldrake

Bruce Lipton

Shri Kali Tantra Yoga Ashram

This is a video my partner & I produced for Shri Kali Ashram. Shri Kali Ashram is a unique Shaiva-Shakta Tantra Yoga Ashram focused on sharing and preserving the traditional spiritual science of Tantra Yoga. In this video students and teachers share their experiences of the Shri Kali Tantra Yoga system.

After years of trying many yoga “styles” at a variety of yoga studios & centers in New York City, we felt that most of them were lacking authenticity and depth that we intuitively felt yoga was intended to embody. Then, in 2009 on our visit to India we stumbled upon Shri Kali Ashram and met Bhagavan Shri Shanmukha Anantha Natha, a very charismatic Tantric Master teacher. Since discovering Shri Kali Ashram and it’s teachings, our Journey into Self has intensified manyfold and it continues to be a very interesting, empowering and beautiful unfolding. For a peek into Shri Kali and it’s teachings, watch the video and discover the beauty of this place for yourself.

Here is a tiny glimpse into the insights of our experience: Yoga is an ancient spiritual science not just a feel good, look good work out…even though that too brings benefits. The depths one can explore with authentic traditional teachings are infinitely multi-dimensional and non-linear. If one is open and receptive, these teachings can bring a total shift in one’s being; from overall good health (mental, emotional, physical & spiritual), to living  joyfully, without fear, in the moment, as well as seeing through the predominant world view that is slowly becoming outdated. One can cultivate a life culture that can truly transform one’s whole being and experience of the world. Yoga is not about theory, it’s about living life and experiencing it deeply with full presence. Once we drop our shackles of psychological imprisonment we can open to the LOVE that we are and start living to our full potential, realizing and recognizing our Divine Nature.

Ultimately, words can never fully capture the understanding and knowingness that penetrate one’s being upon realization of Truth.

Much respect & gratitude to Bhagavan Shri Shanmukha Anantha Natha & Shri Ma Kristina for sharing your wisdom & teachings with us.

“Yoga is a science, to perform it is an art.” —Bhagavan Shri Shanmukha Anantha Natha


For more info:

Shri Kali Ashram

Divine Initiation

Third Eye of the Buddhist

Kabbalah Revealed

This video is the first of a series of 16 lessons on authentic Kabbalah. I recommend everyone watch this first introductory video even if Kabbalah is not something you want to explore deeper. I do think it’s important we all become familiar with the various spiritual wisdom traditions that are out there and understand that they are all pointing us to the one Truth. Each in their own unique and beautiful way.

In this video Anthony Kosinec introduces “what Kabbalah is” and “what Kabbalah isn’t” in this overview of some of its basic concepts, and the difference between authentic Kabbalah and how Kabbalah is popularly viewed. He speaks from the perspective of “practical Kabbalah,” as taught today by Rav Michael Laitman, PhD. Essentially, this is the process of how to reveal Kabbalah’s hidden aspect: the Upper Worlds—what is hidden behind our five senses.


For more info:

Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute 

Queen of the Sun

QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a very engaging and powerful documentary exploring the subject of the dwindling bee colonies, the causes for their collapse and educating us on  the importance of bees to all of life on this planet, especially the human species. Without the bees pollinating our crops it will be hard to survive…This film takes us on a journey into the fascinating world of the beehive, the lives and struggles of beekeepers and shows us the solutions of bringing our culture back into balance with nature.

It’s time for us to bring back reverence towards nature and live in tune with her rhythms so we ourselves don’t become an endangered species. Educating ourselves and becoming aware, not just on a personal level but also on a community and global level is a must in order for us to heal ourselves and in turn the environment. It’s time we bring awareness into our lives and wake up to our own ignorance…


For more info:

Queen of the Sun

Interview with the film makers

Jiddu Krishnamurti


Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895 – 1986) is regarded globally as one of the greatest thinkers and teachers of all time. He did not expound any philosophy or religion, but rather talked of the things that concern all of us in our everyday lives, of the problems of living in modern society with its violence and corruption, of the individual’s search for security and happiness, and the need for mankind to free itself from inner burdens of fear, anger, hurt, and sorrow. He explained with great precision the subtle workings of the human mind, and pointed to the need for bringing to our daily life a deeply meditative and spiritual quality.

For a more in depth exploration of Krishnamurti, his teachings and the values his life was exemplifying, watch this documentary and/or explore the links below.

“I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. That is my point of view, and I adhere to that absolutely and unconditionally. Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead or to coerce people along any particular path.”                                                                                                      – Jiddu. Krishnamurti

For more information:



Free Krishnamurti e-books

Videos of Krishnamurti 

Krishnamurti schools


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