Charles Shahar

About My Writing

My articles about spirituality revolve mostly around the following themes: spiritual philosophy, the spiritual lifestyle, meditation and yoga. I try to present my articles in very practical ways, so that anyone can relate to them. In a way, these articles represent a marriage of Eastern and Western thought. I feel like I am well placed to provide a bridge between these two systems.

My Inspiration

The content of my spiritual writing was taken mostly from my personal experiences. Some of the information was revealed to me during meditation, as well as through direct contact with an enlightened teacher, whom I stayed with in India. The fact that I have meditated for over 30 years has certainly opened my “spiritual eye” and has allowed me to appreciate a more subtle representation of reality.

Beyond the Mundane

If, in reading any of these articles, I have inspired anyone to investigate their spirituality in a deeper way then I am grateful for the opportunity. I believe that our aim in life is to go beyond a flat or mundane consciousness. That leap requires that we transcend our human nature, and come to know that we are divine beings.

Magazine Publications 
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Spiritual Lifestyle & Philosophy

The Vegetarian Imperative: A Spiritual Perspective

Oracle 20/20 Magazine (US)
May 2019

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: vegetarianism, self-awareness, prana, spirituality
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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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Energy of Places

Shamanic Power Sites

Magical Times Magazine (GB)
April - September 2019

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: shamans, native people, hallucinogens, sensory deprivation, vortices, animal spirits, tribal ancestors, petroglyphs, prayer flags
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The Life Force in Nature

Indie Shaman Magazine (GB)
Spring 2019

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: ch'i, prana, mana, powaha, orenda, skan, manitou, Australian Aboriginals, kurunba, djang, Himalayas, waterfalls, pine forests, coral reefs, altitude sickness, yogic breathing
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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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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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