Colliding Forces

By Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, April 2019

Chapter 3 from Including the Earth in Our Prayers: A Global Dimension to Spiritual Practice

Collectively we are walking along a fault line. There are vast pressures building up under our feet, primal powers in the depths which have been moving for centuries. We feel tensions in the air around us, the threat to the ecosystem, the conflicts of terrorism. But within the ground, greater forces are building, forces that belong to the future and not the present. Mostly we walk unknowingly, sensing something but having little knowledge of these vaster forces that are shaping our collective destiny. Read More

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A Time for Silence

By Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, November 2017

Published in Garrison Institute

For our ancestors the rhythms of the seasons were their calendar, the rising and setting of the sun their only clock. Today our clocks seem to spin much faster and it is easy to ignore—or even forget—these more primal seasons and their meaning. And yet as our world appears to spin more and more out of balance—temperatures and sea levels rising, species depleted—there is a pressing need to return to a deeper rhythm, to the cycles that belong to healing and transformation, to the seasons of the Earth and the seasons of the soul. Read More

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Unity and the Power of Love

by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee September 2018

First published in Kosmos Journal

Unity holds the essential vision that we are one living, interconnected ecosystem—a living Earth that supports and nourishes all of its inhabitants. If we acknowledge and honor this simple reality, we can begin to participate in the vital work of healing our fractured and divisive world and embrace a consciousness of oneness that is our human heritage. This is the opportunity that is being offered to us, even as its dark twin is constellating the dynamics of nationalism, tribalism, isolationism, and all the other regressive forces that express ‘me’ rather than ‘we.’ Read More

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Changing the Story

by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, August 2018

Published online on Garrison Institute

"The only way to change the world is to change the story.” We know only too well the story that defines our world today. It is a tale of consumerism and greed, sustained by the empty but enticing promise of an endless stream of “stuff” as the source of our happiness and wellbeing. Read More

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by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee and Hilary Hart, April 2018

First published in Heartfulness Magazine

In the busy-ness of our contemporary life, we are drawn into ceaseless activity that often separates us from the deeper dimension of ourselves. With our smartphones and computer screens, we often remain caught on the surface of our lives amidst the noise and chatter that continually distract us, that stops us from being rooted in our true nature. Unaware we are drowned deeper and deeper in a culture of soulless materialism.  Read More


A Lover’s Journey: A Story of the Sacred Feminine

by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, March 2018

First published in the blog the feminine and the seeds of the future

When I was nineteen I met my teacher, a Russian-born woman in her mid-sixties, recently returned from India where she had been trained by a Sufi master. Four years later, sitting in her small meditation group, I met and fell in love with a young woman recently arrived to London from Israel, who was to become my wife. As an intense young man, focused on meditation and aspiring to realize a formless Truth, the Sufi path unexpectedly opened me to the mystery of the feminine, and to the wonder of love both human and divine, formless and tangible.  Read More

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Returning to a Place of Belonging: An Interview with Sufi mystic Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

By Sam Mowe, May 2017

Published in Garrison Institute

When you pay attention to what’s happening to the world—the destruction of our air, soil, and water—it is common to want to do something to help the situation. But what if part of the reason that we’re in this perilous ecological situation is our tendency to treat the world as if it’s a problem to be solved? Read More

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Love: Life’s Greatest Gift

By Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, February 2017

First published in Common Ground

All of us want, or need, to be loved. The need for love is one of the most basic human impulses.  Read More

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