In this deep and rewarding conversation Scott Johnson talks to author, yoga teacher and mystic Gregor Maehle on his life as a seeker in the contemplative and spiritual traditions. Gregor shares how his childhood created the bedrock for a life of spiritual discovery, the outcome being a life embedded within the mystical limbs of yoga and contemplative practice. Scott and Gregor talk openly about Gregor’s life as a yoga practitioner and mystic. Gregor shares:
- How he grew up in a catholic upbringing.
- How he had a mystical experience aged 6.
- How he read mystical books from a very young age.
- How he took psychedelics in his late teens but the integration as a spiritual experience didn’t work.
- How in his twenties he did the guru trail in India.
- How he decided to spend his life doing personal sadhana.
- Why mystical experiences are not spontaneous.
- Why you should work with hypotheses rather than belief.
- Why the mystical state is your birth right.
- How in his forties he developed a relationship with Jesus.
- How the ego gets in the way of the mystical experience and is known in many traditions with different names.
- How we need to be in the service of all beings.
- Why yoga is the most powerful tool for transformation.
- What the inspiration is that he uses to write his books.
- How we can all find our life’s purpose.
- How we can stay connected to nature.
- What the most important thing is that he has discovered through his practice.
On Stillpoints website: https://stillpoint.yoga/stillpoints-podcast/gregor-maehle-ashtanga-yoga/
On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/67xb7uwRQgEEQ7ffA7wibZ?si=5wnZuHjmQKOS6XDykv-xdw&nd=1
On Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/044-gregor-maehle-on-yoga-as-a-mystical-experience/id1470914629?i=1000610274115