Harding Links

This list of websites will be progressively extended.

www.headless.org The Headless Way website provides an introduction to the work of Douglas Harding, access to the Look for Yourself Newsletter, details of experiments, international workshop programmes, articles and a list of publications.

 http://www.terebess.hu/english/tao/clatfelter.html#Kap32  Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu – Rhyme and Reason by Jim Clatfelter. This ‘headless’ translation of the classic is accompanied by a very helpful commentary and explanation.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lookforyourself Email Conference (Membership 157 at May 2003) - A forum for exploring the experience and meaning of who we really are in the context of the experiments or awareness exercises developed by Douglas Harding, author of On Having No Head. Harding, born in 1909, has developed a toolkit of experiments or awareness exercises which make one's True Nature simply and directly available to anyone. Different spiritual traditions have different names to describe who we really are, and different methods to awaken to it. This method is a contemporary one.

Self-Experience–Graduate Workshop.  Brentyn Ramm’s recently accepted thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the ANU is available at the link shown below. It is entitled First Person Investigations of Consciousness. In his thesis he uses the Harding experiments to test hypotheses about the self. Brentyn ran a workshop for graduate students in parallel with his research and writing, this link takes you to his  workshop notes archived in the NOWletter on this site.  

I am particularly interested in Brentyn’s approach as it deals with the revelation of the experiments from a strongly scientific and what can be regarded as ‘secular’ angle in contrast to the more familiar  application of the experiments as a means of shining a light on the various spiritual traditions.  The link to the thesis: https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/109192

https://www.facebook.com/headexchange Sharing our responses to noticing we cannot see our own faces. 

http://www.joantollifson.com/home.html  Joan Tollifson writes and talks with people about the nature of reality. She has an affinity with Advaita and Zen, but belongs to no formal tradition. She is the author of two books: Awake in the Heartland: The Ecstasy of What Is (Trafford 2003), and Bare-Bones Meditation: Waking Up from the Story of My Life (Bell Tower 1996).

ttps://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/meditation-meets-neuroscience/7339332#transcript  An ABC  All in the Mind interview by Lynne Malcolm of participants in a 2016 Sydney weekend gathering of meditation practitioners, psychologists and neuroscientists.  

http://www.tatfoundation.org/found.htm A rich source of articles on Awareness, gatherings and additional links. The TAT Foundation came about as a result of the life of Richard Rose and was founded on the conviction that our investigation of life's mysteries is expedited by working with others who are exploring, perhaps down a different road, so that we may share our discoveries, exchange ideas, and "compare notes" in order to come to a better understanding of ourself and others. Also the regular newsletter at http://www.tatfoundation.org/forum.htm

The Awakened Eye, encounters with non dual awareness. The eye that perceives without labeling - we could also call it the innocent eye, or the eye of beginner's mind. A comprehensive site , linking art meditation and non dual awareness with and references source information on past and present teachers, artists and  exemplars. Nondual awareness occurs when consciousness is no longer divided into subject and object; when an inexplicable wholeness pervades and one's actions flow seamlessly from and as that Oneness. http://awakenedeye.wordpress.com/ 

Garside Box-Australian Version.  A simple solo experiment to break the spell of mistaken identity. 

Heidegger and Harding Meeting notes on the correspondence between the Harding and Heidegger perspectives. 

1 December 2019