This list comprises articles by Professor John Wren-Lewis and Dr. Ann Faraday
The Dazzling Dark, John Wren-Lewis. A near-death experience opens the door to a permanent transformation.
Variety - the Spice of Enlightenment. A letter from John Wren-Lewis to “What is Enlightenment” magazine.
Conversations with the Down-Under Mystic. An informal interview with John Wren-Lewis by Dan Sutera Originally published by The Self-Knowledge Symposium Foundation based on the three universities of North Carolina, USA.
Communication Tongued with Fire, John Wren-Lewis. John Wren-Lewis personal reflections on the eternity-vision of T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets.
Beyond Lucidity - A Personal Report , Ann Faraday. A personal report by Ann Faraday. My purpose in writing this note is to describe a very unusual sleep-experience of my own in October 1985 which casts new light on some of these issues discussed in Lucidity Letter such as the range of meanings which can be attached to the term 'lucidity', and possible relationships between lucid dreaming and meditation.
Adam, Eve and Agatha Christie: Detective Stories, etc..., John Wren-Lewis. The extraordinary success of this rather ordinary well-made play is itself something of a mystery, and the detective in me has been stimulated to investigate. In so doing, I've been led into some rather deep waters of the human psyche, regions where psychology overlaps with anthropology and even theology – bringing some surprising insights about the underlying forces that make detective stories so fascinating, especially, it seems, to people with religious interests."
Mellow Dramas in Paradise, Ann Faraday. Ann Faraday reviews contemporary teachers of Advaita, in particular Poonjaji and those claiming to be teaching with his endorsement and blessing.
Dying to Live. Professor John Wren-Lewis on Susan Blackmore’s book Dying to Live: Science and the Near Death Experience (Harper Collins 1993).
Joy Without a Cause. Rediscovering an Edwardian English Giant — A contemporary commentary on G. K. Chesterton by John Wren-Lewis.“Spike is best,” said the old man, opening his blue eyes blazing, “it sticks out&rdquo. That expresses the essence of my new consciousness better than a hundred theological terms—the discovery that things can be delightful even when the logic of ordinary life says they’re horrible, because their delight consists simply in the fact that they are what they are.
Fearless. A movie masterpiece about transcendence. John Wren-Lewis reviews the film in the light of his own experience. “The wreckage we see in the film's opening shots is gruesome enough, but because Max is meant to be discovering progressively more in these flashbacks about what happened in the crash itself, each rerun shows progressively more of the howling destruction going on all around him as the plane breaks up, with no punches pulled and no detail spared. Yet far from aggravating fear of dying, the final effect is the absolute reverse. Weir has pulled of the incredible achievement of enabling viewers actually to feel for themselves how at such moments human consciousness can transcend fear, and indeed mortality itself, by moving out of time.”
A Mystical Awakening. John Wren-Lewis John's autobiographical articlewritten for inclusion in Our Childhood’s Pattern, edited by Monica Furlong (London, Mowbrays 1995).
Scepticism & Love - The Essential Mystical Counterpoint, John Wren-Lewis. In the year 1994 I had the very odd experience of finding myself quoted in new books by two authors who both claimed me as an ally yet seemed to be in total disagreement with each other.
Unblocking a malfunction in consciousness, John Wren-Lewis. The hypothesis I've come up with is that the block which cuts off so-called normal human consciousness from its roots in that other, impersonal consciousness, is some kind of inflation or hyperactivity of the psychological survival-system.
The Little Book of Life and Death by D. E. Harding with a Foreword by Ram Dass. New York & London: Arkana. 1988, 15Opp. Book Review by John Wren-Lewis.
Dream Lucidity and Near-Death Experience: A Personal Report by John Wren-Lewis.
By Computer & Spacecraft to God & Eternity, John Wren-Lewis. Essay-review of the The Physics of Immortality: Modern Cosmology, God and the Resurrection of the Dead by Frank Tipler. Macmillan, 1994. If you want to know what a real “new paradigm” scientific worldview might look like, as contrasted with the old-hat pseudo-scientific worldviews which often currently sail under the “new paradigm” flag, read this book by the professor of physics at Tulane University in New Orleans.
The Implications of Near-Death Experiences for Understanding Posttraumatic Growth, John Wren-Lewis. Comment on piece by Tedeschi and Calhoun in Psychological Enquiry (Vol. 15, No. 1, 2004).
The Serpent Rising: A Journey of Spiritual Seduction by Mary Garden (Sid Harta Publishers, Melbourne; Second Edition 2003). Reviewed by Ann Faraday.
Notes on the feeling of being, mindful heart, etc., and the value of headlessness in providing a window on these matters; a means of demystifying Vijnanabhairava, Kokoro and Rasa. (Copies of contributions to NOWletters 48 and 152).