Charles Shahar

About My Writing

My articles about spirituality revolve mostly around the following themes: spiritual philosophy & growth, meditation, hatha yoga, and the spiritual lifestyle. 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 Philosophy & Growth

My Life With an Enlightened Being

Light of Consciousness Magazine (US)
Spring 2020

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: enlightenment, Guru, Satguru, self-realization, samadhi, aanand, shaktipat, kundalini, psychotherapy, sanskaras, darshan, maya
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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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Meditation

Meditation for Children and Teens

Yogic Herald Magazine (IN)
April - May 2019

Format: Hard copy
Keywords: meditation, pregnancy, children, teens
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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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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: Digital Magazine
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: Digital Magazine
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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Hatha Yoga

Reflections of a Yoga Teacher: Creating a Sacred Space

Yogic Herald Magazine (IN)
March 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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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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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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Spiritual Lifestyle

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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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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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 Sattvic Lifestyle

Yoga & Health Magazine (GB)
February 1998

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