Spiritual Awakening Radio explores the world of spirituality, comparative religion, world scriptures, and other books, East and West: Gnostic Gospels, Lost Books of the Bible, God, meditation, out-of-body or near-death experiences (OOBE's & NDE's, Inner Light and Sound, Inner Space), the Path of the Masters (weekly Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts on Sant Mat Spirituality and Meditation, Radhasoami, Surat Shabd Yoga), the vegan diet and other ahimsa ethics -- education for a more peaceful planet.
All for the Love of Wisdom and Radio
James Bean, Producer, Writer, and Host, Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts, Spiritual Awakening Radio, September 1988 -- Present
Freedom of the Airwaves: It's unhealthy in a democracy for the media, including radio, to be dominated by one or two religious voices, as if they are the only ones that exist and no other faith community or point-of-view matters. If the religion/spirituality section of a bookstore was like the radio airwaves are in most places, only one or two books would be found there, and the shelves would be mostly bare, covered in dust. No longer being content with the empty silence, I began recording my programs.
"Blessed are the souls who in today's materialistic world incline spirituality." (Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj). "There is only one time when it is essential to awaken. That time is now." (Buddha)
Mission Statement: 'There's not just one religion -- there are thousands. After years of being concerned that too few voices, too few points of view we're getting heard when it comes to spiritual paths and world religions -- that the radio airwaves were not reflecting the diversity that exists -- I started producing my programs, exploring the world of spirituality, comparative religion, meditation, mysticism, vegetarianism, the vegan diet, and books, bringing to the airwaves the gentle voices of Saints, the Wisdom of Masters or Mystics, world scriptures, sacred texts, the great spiritual traditions and classics of the East & the West.'
Welcome to the website for Spiritual Awakening Radio. I have been involved with Public Radio, Radio Earth, Radio For Peace International, the Community Radio movement, Wisdom Radio (satellite radio and television), and am an independent producer currently creating educational programs and spiritual podcasts for several stations, including HealthyLife.Net, the Positive Talk Radio Network.
My focus is spirituality and education for a more peaceful planet: regular Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts exploring the teachings of the Masters, using the radio airwaves, the spoken word, book reviews, online social networking, and blogging to promote spirituality, meditation, comparative religion, religious literacy, interfaith studies and dialogue, peace between nations and religions. This includes raising consciousness about ahimsa principles of non-violence in thought, word, and deed, focusing attention on civilization-busting issues like climate change, and promoting the vegan diet. "Be Vegan. Make Peace." I am always interested in networking with organizations that desire the constructive use of media to advance health, well-being, understanding, human rights, social justice, equality -- positive change.
Interests: World Scriptures and Spiritual Classics of the Great Schools of Spirituality: Kabbalah, Hebrew Scriptures, The Essenes, Dead Sea Scrolls, Zohar, Ethiopian Bible, Books of Enoch, Odes of Solomon, Ebionites, Nassenes, Mandaeans, Nag Hammadi Library, Pistis Sophia, Trimorphic Protennoia, Gospel of Thomas (114 Sayings of Jesus), Sayings Gospel Q (the Source Gospel), Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Vegetarian Gospels, New Testament, Apocrypha, Lost Books of the Bible, Corpus Hermeticum, Pythagoreans, Gnostic Gospels, Gnosticism (Valentinians, Barbeloites, Sethians, Manichaeans, Cathers, Bogomils, etc...), Christian Mysticism (Hesychasm, Eastern Orthodox Mysticism, Coptic and Syriac Fathers, Monasticism, Quietism, the Beguines, Gottesfreunde or Friends of God, Lovers of the Beloved, Brethren of the Free Spirit, Jacob Boehme, Meister Eckhart, Hildegard of Bingen, Richard Rolle, Julian of Norwich, Quakers, Classics of Western Spirituality, etc...), Baal Shem Tov, Sufism (Rumi, Hafez, Rabia, Sarmad, Baba Farid, Hazrat Sultan Bahu -- Sufi Poet-Mystics), Bahai Faith, Hidden Words of Baha'u'llah, Tahirih, Mystical Talks of 'Abdu'l-Baha',
Poetry of the Classic Sants of India, Mystics of the East, Sant Mat and Eastern Mysticism, the Path of the Masters: India, Hinduism, Yoga Sutras, Eight Limbs of Yoga, Buddhism, Buddha, Surangama Sutra, Quan Yin, Jainism, Jain Sutras, Ahimsa Ethics, Mahavira, Taoism, The Sikhs, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Gita Govinda, Narada Bhakti Sutras, Gorakhnath, Kabir, Kabir Panth, Anurag Sagar, Kabir Sagar, the Bijak of Guru Kabir, the Sakhis or Ethical Teachings of Kabir, Guru Nanak and the Sikh Gurus, Adi Granth (Shri Guru Granth Sahib), Dasam Granth, Janamsakhis, Bhai Nand Lal, Ravidas, Mira Bai, Sahjo Bai, Daya Bai, Radha Ji, Dadu Panch Vani, Dadu Dayal, Padavali of Sant Namdev, Tulsi Das, Tukarama, Dharamdas, Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar, Param Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, Sant Radhasoami Sahib (Radhaswami, Radhasoami Faith, Sar Bachan Poetry, Prem Patra, Prem Bani), Kirpal Singh, Baba Devi Sahab, Maharshi Mehi Paramhans, Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj, Swami Achyutanad Baba, Swami Bhagirath Baba, Swami Vyasanand Baba, etc..., Guidance by Living Teachers, and Other Books That Matter
-- A Format of Essays and Interviews.