Charles Shahar

About My Writing

My articles about metaphysics revolve mostly around the following themes: Shamanism, Theosophy, feng shui, Vedic philosophy, Christian mysticism, and esoteric cosmology. This might seem like a diverse range of subjects, but my conviction is that there is an underlying truth that ties all these esoteric systems together. My aim is to uncover such a truth.

The Mystical Eye

Much of the evidence presented in these articles was taken from my personal experiences. As such, it represents an impressionistic account of the subtle energy universe. We all see the world through the filter of our own energy field. Unless we are born highly aware, it takes some training to keep our hearts pure and our minds receptive. The fact that I have meditated for over 30 years has helped to open my mystical eye, stretching my awareness beyond worldly forms and phenomena.

My Invitation

My presentation in these articles is meant as both invitation and inspiration. If you have not already, I invite you to initiate your own investigations about the metaphysical realities I describe. As your perceptions become more finely honed, your vision of reality will change as well, but it will always remain your unique vision, as mine is unique.

Magazine Publications 
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Metaphysics / Esoteric Cosmology

Einstein and the Quest for an Ether

Atlantis Rising Magazine (US)
November - December 2018

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: ether, Theosophy, etheric atoms, koilon, luminiferous ether, Theory of Relativity, Michelson-Morley experiment, etheric wind, Quantum Theory, zero energy, subquantic medium, etherons, dark matter, cosmological constant
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Energy of Places

Negative Energy in the Workplace: A Feng Shui Perspective

Qi: The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness (US)
Winter 2019

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: feng shui, qi, si qi, sha qi, killing arrows, ventilation, mold, overcrowding, florescent lighting, computers, plants, crystals, ionizers
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The Desecration of Natural Power Sites

Indie Shaman Magazine (GB)
Winter 2019

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: power sites, industrial development, commercial exploitation, tourists, pilgrims, nature spirits, Aboriginals, Uluru, Anangu, Patagonia
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Spirit Life in Cemeteries

Quest: Journal of the Theosophical Society in America (US)
Winter 2019

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: cemeteries, ley lines, death roads, disincarnate entities, Halloween, solstices, equinoxes, etheric shells, graveyard apparitions, astral beings, burial haunting, spiritualists, cemetery etiquette, guardian spirits
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Natural Power Sites: How They Arise and How to Recognize Them

The Starlit Path Magazine (CA)
Winter 2018-2019

Format: Online Magazine
Keywords: power sites, telluric currents, energy vortexes, ch'i, kundalini, Sedona, juniper trees, Findhorn, nature spirits, lenticular clouds, Mount Shasta,
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Megalithic Tech: Understanding the Standing Stones and Circles of a Lost Science

Atlantis Rising Magazine (US)
January - February 2019

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: archeology, Alfred Watkins, ley lines, standing stones, stone circles, Stonehenge, Avebury, particle accelerator, energy vortexes
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The Feng Shui of Choosing a Home

Oracle 20/20 Magazine (US)
November 2018

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: feng shui, ch'i
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Negative Energy or DOR: The Curse of Modern Living

New Dawn Magazine (AU)
October - November 2018

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: DOR, ch'i, prana, orgone, anorgonia, ether, dowsing, pollution, waste disposal, technology
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Human Energy Fields

What's in a Greeting? A Look at Human Energy Interactions

New Dawn Magazine (AU)
September - October 2018

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: chakras, energy fields, auras, astral streamers, heart chakra, trial balloons, alcohol, thought forms, non-verbal cues, micro expressions, solar plexus chakra
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Extraordinary Senses in Common Situations

Sedona Journal of Emergence (US)
September 2018

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: auras, non-verbal cues, prana, ch'i, vitality globules, ajna chakra, third eye, Sedona, vortex, meditation
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An Astral Walk-Through a City Street

Oracle 20/20 Magazine (US)
July 2018

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: astral body, energy fields, chakras, ajna chakra, third eye, solar plexus, prana, astral wake, astral feelers, trial balloons
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Spiritual Lifestyle & Philosophy

Is All This Real? Maya and the Nature of Reality

Light of Consciousness Magazine (US)
Summer 2019

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: maya, consciousness, vairagya, disillusionment, meditation
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Food for the Soul

Life Positive Magazine (IN)
December 2018

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: prana, nadis, gunas, sattwa, tamas, rajas, vegetarianism
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Yoga, Stress & the Subtle Body

Kindred Spirit Magazine (GB)
Sept - Oct 2018
Note: First European Rights
Format: Hard copy
Keywords: yogi, nadis, prana, pranic sheath, kundalini, ida, pingala, chandra-nadi, surya-nadi, pranayama, sushumna, chakras, loka, sahasrara, body building, jogging, aerobics
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Sexuality: The Case for Moderation

Life Positive Magazine (IN)
August 2018

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: prana, chakras, jarda, sahasrara, kundalini, meditation, ojas, pranayama, sattwa, tantra, jing, mojo, orgasm, lotharios, celibacy, abstinence, moderation
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The Yogic Force

Life Positive Magazine (IN)
June 2018

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: yogi, nadis, prana, pranic sheath, kundalini, ida, pingala, chandra-nadi, surya-nadi, pranayama, sushumna, chakras, loka, sahasrara, body building, jogging, aerobics
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The Sattvic Lifestyle

Yoga & Health Magazine (GB)
February 1998

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: gunas, rajas, tamas, sattva, moderation, meditation
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Meditation

Meditation and the Power of the Group

Light of Consciousness Magazine (US)
Spring 2019

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: meditation, kundalini, chanting, dotar
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Reflections of a Yoga Teacher: Creating a Sacred Space

Yogic Herald Magazine (IN)
March - April 2019

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: meditation, sacred space, Sanskrit, sattwik, yoga, ashram, Guru, Samadhi, kundalini, crown chakra, sahasrara, mudra, Savasana, pranayama
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Cultivating the Practice of Meditation

Yogic Herald Magazine (IN)
January - February 2019

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: meditation, detachment, yogi, maya, Samadhi, hatha yoga, pranayama
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How to Start Meditating

Spiritual Life Magazine (US)
January - March 2019

Format: Magazine App
Keywords: meditation, lotus posture, cobbler pose, Vedas, kundalini, sushumna, prana
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Meditation & the Life Cycle

Yogic Herald Magazine (IN)
December 2018
Note: First Asian Rights
Format: Hard copy
Keywords: meditation, pregnancy, babies, children, puberty, teenagers, work, stress, family, seniors, spirituality
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The Physical Body in Meditation

Asana Yoga Journal (IN)
November 2018

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: meditation, kundalini, breathing, prana
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What is Meditation?

Spiritual Life Magazine (US)
November-December 2018

Format: Magazine App
Keywords: meditation, detachment, consciousness
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Introduction to Mantra

Yogic Herald Magazine (IN)
October 2018

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: meditation, mantra, yogi, Patanjali, kundalini, OM, Anahat Naad, chanting
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The Mind in Meditation

Yoga & Health Magazine (GB)
January 1998

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: meditation, Shyam, ananda, Upanishads, purnam, sat, chit
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Meditation in the Early Years

Yoga & Health Magazine (GB)
December 1997

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: meditation, pregnancy, children, teenagers
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