A new book is now available - the illustrated biography of Douglas Harding by Richard Lang and Victor Lunn-Rockliffe. This beautifully illustrated biography follows the life of Douglas Harding as he looked deeply into the question 'Who am I'. Harding wrote many books about 'who we really are', exploring its profound implications in our lives and its connection with the core message of the world's great religions. He also invented experiments that point directly to the 'headless' Reality at our centre. Harding's work is a paradigm shift, a leap into a profoundly new way of seeing ourselves. This graphic biography reveals who this great man was and what he discovered.
"I just finished reading 'The Man With No Head - The Life and Ideas of Douglas Harding' ... wow! I loved the book! The illustrations are wonder-FULL and expand the script so harmoniously. I am so grateful you included his struggles, doubts, and darkness in the journey to his realizations (showing us the mechanism and cost of following a calling). I will sit with this book for years to come (headless and grateful)! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all involved in this beautiful sharing!" MK
"The book is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. What a gift! The artwork enhances the words, and vice versa... truly a magnificent product that I will cherish for the rest of my life!" CL
This book describes the discovery by the author of a real way out of this fix that is no escape. It doesn’t require accepting any beliefs on bad evidence but does ask us to re-visit the ground of our experience in a very radical and direct way. While spoken of, or sometimes only hinted at in many spiritual traditions, this return to primordial innocence requires us simply to “come to” right where we are as who we really are. If you've explored the world of non-duality teachings you'll have come across advice like this before, but may have found it confusing or impossible to follow. Join the club. Better than merely providing verbal advice, here Suzanne shares some very powerful tools – exercises and experiments to help trigger a shift in perception which can bring home to you the reality of what she writes, or perhaps I should say bring you Home to It.
Following a full and amazingly interesting life of seeking, Suzanne's relatively recent discovery of the work and approach of English philosopher Douglas Harding has proved to be a turning point her life as it has in mine.
Perhaps it will be for you too.
The Freedom to Love: The Life and Vision of Catherine Harding by Karin Visser has just been published.
Catherine had already experienced a rich life when she met Douglas Harding, a renowned English mystic and philosopher. As a child she had lost her beloved father in World War II, and a few years later, in Paris, she fell in love with Driss Chraïbi, now one of Morocco’s most renowned writers, and raised their five children.
When the marriage ended she went to India to study under the yoga teacher Iyengar. On her return to Paris she was persuaded to attend a workshop on The Headless Way … Catherine's life story provides a backdrop to the direct and practical experiments of perceiving who we really are, found in this book and developed by Harding.
Richard Lang has over 40 years experience leading Headless Way workshops. These workshops use the astonishingly effective ‘experiments’ developed by the English philosopher, Douglas Harding. These experiments point directly to your True Nature. Richard edited the transcripts of ten workshops and combined them in this book into the format of one workshop. In a sense this book enables you to participate in a workshop. Not only will you see your No-Face, you will also see how the people in the workshops respond in different ways to this Seeing, exploring with them the profound implications and applications of this Vision.
This workshop is a refreshingly modern way of discovering who you really are — the boundless, timeless awareness that is everyone’s True Self.
In the workshop you are invited, through simple awareness exercises, to notice the difference between what you are for others, your appearance, and what you are for yourself, your reality. You are not required to believe or imagine anything. As amazing as it sounds, all you are asked to do is look.
What a treasure you find when you look: All things are within you.
Come and discover this beautiful, deep truth about yourself.
Richard Lang has devoted his life to Seeing and sharing this simple accessible Way after experiencing it first with renowned English philosopher Douglas Harding in 1970. He has published two books — Seeing Who You Really Are and Open To The Source —many videos, a CD, and has developed this website, where there is more information.
When and Where:
Date: Saturday 28th January 2017 Time: 10.00am — 4.00pm Venue: Methodist Hall, Murton, Bishopston, Swansea; opposite the Methodist church, next to the surgery. Parking available
No. 14 bus hourly from Swansea Quadrant to Murton Post Office Cost: Free, but donations towards cost of the hall appreciated Bring lunch to share Contact: Judy Bruce 07801 999123 or email@example.com
February 2016 The Meaning & Beauty of the Artificial by Douglas Harding is now available as a Kindle ebook. This is an early book by Douglas Harding, written in the 1930s, before he saw that he was headless. It is fascinating to see how he was developing in the direction of seeing his True Self.
We have re-presented many videos on the website so that they are smart phone friendly. Enjoy! We also tidied up how the website was organised. This included going through the Tradition section and checking every link, and adding new quotations.
Our free google video hangouts are great fun.Join us!
Online course - on the book Head Off Stress by Douglas Harding. This coursestarts on December 7, finishes the beginning of February. A chance to interact with others who value the headless way. Register by 29 November. More information here.
DVD now available for purchase of the talk Richard Lang gave at the DreamBusLive conference in London in August. Download here.
Younverse Explorer Model - update. We are on the last lap of producing this model, designed and produced originally by Douglas Harding in the mid-1970s. Our updated model will have beautiful photographs. It looks as though it will be available by the end of September. Fingers crossed! We'll make an announcement when it is ready - Youniverse Day!
French translation of the original huge The Hierarchy of Heaven and Earth by Douglas Harding - update: We are nearing completion... Or at least, the wonderful team who are giving birth to this incredible achievement are nearing completion. This has been a project taking two years +, and the work that has been done - a huge amount of work - has been from the goodness of the hearts of those involved. I am sure that generations of French speaking friends will feel so grateful to the hard-working friends who have been bringing this achievement into the light of day. I will announce here, and lots of other places, when the baby is born!
Nothing But This Moment. A beautiful selection of poetry by Colin Oliver. Colin was a long-time dear friend of Douglas Harding. Enjoy this ebook!
FREE iPhone app now available via the Apple app store - search for 'headless way' and download. Contains experiments, articles, videos, quotations... Enjoy!
April 25. Youtube - I've moved all our English language channels to one channel and changed to the new Youtube look. It's easier to find everything now. It took about 2 weeks uploading, practically 24/7! I'm glad that job is over!
April 6. Gradually we are updating our Youtube channels to the new look that Youtube rolled out recently. So far we have updated the Video Reflection channel, and the FaceToNoFaceFilms channel. More to come! You will find short trailers on these new channels.
The film about Douglas Harding, 'The man with no head' is now available with subtitles in Russian, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Greek, and with English subtitles too. Many thanks to the friends who have so generously translated the text - Aigana, Tom, Tarsila, Shanti, Yuko and Giannis!
Free skype video meetings with headless friends next weekend (Sept 7-9). If you want to join, contact Richard.
I've posted a new video interview, with Suvaco Bhikku - he speaks about how he discovered the headless way, and how it affects his life. Suvaco has been a Buddhist monk for many years - Click Here. Yours, Richard.
2 New Ebooks
The Turning Point - a new collection of essays by Douglas Harding. This is the first time this collection has been published.
Look For Yourself - a collection of essays first published in 1996.
We have regular skype meetings. If you have done some of the experiments and wish to hang out with others who value their headlessness, then contact Richard and he'll send you information. The meetings are free.
NEW!!! 2 new e-books now available, and the abridged paperback edition of The Hierarchy of Heaven and Earth, in the bookshop.
New Video: in November Richard gave a workshop in Dorset, England, organized by 'Non-Duality Dorset'. Here's a videoclip of the workshop - click on the first picture (of Richard holding the card!)
We continue to explore sharing Seeing in different ways. One of the ways is through skype meetings - informal meetings of people who value this way of Seeing. If you are interested (and have done at least one experiment, so that you know what it's about) get in touch with Richard.
New website look! (You're looking at it!)Thanks Sam & Navi!
New Poetry Book
I've uploaded a new video on Face to No-Face Films, of Colin Oliver reading his poetry and talking about writing poetry from this Clarity.His latest book of poetry, 'Saying Goodnight' - very beautiful poetry from a headless seer - is available in our bookshop. Colin has been writing poetry as a seer for more than 40 years.
The Hierarchy of Heaven and Earth - eBook When Douglas Harding completed the large book The Hierarchy of Heaven and Earth, he didn't think it would be published in that huge format, so he then wrote a condensed version. This is the version that was first published in 1952, and which C. S. Lewis read and wrote the preface for. We have now published this book as an eBook.
I will speak from my heart about this book. This book is the book I would take with me to a desert island if I were allowed only one book.
It is, so to speak, a modern Bible of who we really are. Most people don’t read the whole of the Bible (or the Koran, or On The Origin of Species, I suppose...) but are nevertheless profoundly influenced by such books. I believe The Hierarchy is of the same order. And (like Darwin’s masterpiece) it is a book that is independent of local culture or religion. It is a book for the modern planet.
Douglas Harding spent at least eight years writing this book (in the 1940s) - more or less fourteen hours a day, seven days a week. He saw who he really was and then thought, felt and wrote deeply, consistently, cooly, passionately, about what he had found - how it made sense and what it meant for the world.
C.S. Lewis called The Hierarchy “a work of the highest genius”. I fully agree. Lewis only read the condensed version but he declared that it left him “roaring drunk”. I’ve read both the condensed version and this huge original version (many times) and I am like Lewis. I am drunk with its genius.
I believe the publication of this book in digital form is the equivalent of the moment when the Bible was made available to a wide audience with the invention of the printing press. Now anyone with £20 to spend can dip into, and perhaps even read the whole of!, this phenomenal book. Douglas took years to produce this one book (plus one copy). He finished it in 1950. In 1998 the Shollond Trust (with Crowquill) produced 300 copies. Thanks to the generous work of many volunteers, lovingly managed by my friend Navi Blight (supported by her husband Sam) the Shollond Trust can now from August 2011 offer this book to as many people as click the button on our website. Thank you friends, thank you Navi and Sam, thank you Douglas. It is a great achievement.
Douglas once said that although the universe is often a tragic and terrible place, even so, a universe that produces the music of Mozart is a wonderful universe, a beautiful universe. I say, a universe that produces The Hierarchy of Heaven and Earth is, in spite of all the terror and tragedy in the world, a wonderful, beautiful universe.
New interview video, this time with Alan Rowlands, a longtime friend of Douglas Harding. Click here.
Videos with English subtitles
A friend requested the experiments videos with English subtitles for a friend who is deaf. These are now online. Please let anyone know who would find them useful. Click here.
Workshops in New York, Boston area and Germany
Great workshops - lovely to meet so many seeing friends. Click here for video clips.
San Francisco workshop
Here is information about the workshop my brother David is giving in San Francisco on July 9. Click here.
Video Interview with French subtitles
The interview with Colin & Carole Oliver now has French subtitles. Please tell your French-speaking friends.Click here.
The next interview, with the pianist Alan Rowlands, will soon be available.Other interviews - click here.
Advance news: November 20 - a day workshop at my home in London. For more details, check the workshop page. Now FULL. To go on the waiting list, contact me - Richard. (Bring lunch to share. Donations.)
Please tell your Dutch, French and Greek friends!
A good friend, Joshi, gave a workshop in Prague on Sept 11. His next one is on December 4. There were other workshops on that day too - in Brisbane with Marie, and with Sam, Navi and friends in Perth. They will be giving more too. I gave a workshop in Stockholm with Olof on that Saturday, so there were 4 workshops on that day!
July 09 A short film of this year's summer gathering in Salisbury, England.
There's a very good exchange between the spiritual teacher Gangaji and
a friend of hers on Youtube where the friend so clearly and
passionately describes being free of the face he sees in the mirror,
and being face to no-face with Gangaji. It's only a couple of minutes.
Here's the link - The Face in the Mirror
We have a new book in the bookshop - "The Light That I Am" by J.C. Amberchele. There are a couple of articles by Amberchele on the website, so some of you will know of him already. I've also mentioned him in Reflections - he's the friend in prison who enjoys not being in prison. It's an inspiring read.
On Sunday (March 22) we are trying an experiment - Richard Miller in
Chicago is hosting a live internet video show with me, Richard Lang. The video show is now available on nevernothere. Scroll down to find it.
German Speakers - we are beginning to translate the website into German. If you are a fluent German speaker and would like to help, even in small ways, please get in touch with Kerstin. Thank you!
New! Posters- 'pointing home', and a new design, by Sam Blight, of a drawing by Douglas Harding.
Workshops in the USA (with Richard Lang) - Feb 13 Berkeley, CA. Feb 17 - Denver, CO. For more info and registration, click here.
Jan. 22. We're on Facebook now! Our group is called... wait for it... No-Facebook!
Registration open now for workshops in Richmond, Virginia (May 24/25) and Nahant, MA (May 30/31). See workshop page.
Bookings for the Headless Way Summer Gathering 2008 are now open. This is a residential workshop to be held in Salisbury UK from July 17 to July 21. For information and to book your place click here .
12/2/08 George Schloss's essays and letters dealing with the significance andconsequences of "headlessness" have been combined in two bookspublished in February 2008 under the title The Language of Silence -Volume 1-Essays and Volume 2-Letters. Pending wider distribution, theycan be previewed or downloaded at http://stores.lulu.com/alan4mann
6/2/08 Radio interview with Richard Lang available at www.rtrfm.com.au/shows/fullcircle The date of the broadcast is February 3, 2008. (Richard gave this interview in August 07 in Fremantle, Western Australia.)
DVD New DVD available of Douglas Harding giving a workshop in Sweden in 1992. Available in the Bookshop.
Free Workshop Wednesday Feb. 20, 2008. Evening. London. For more details, see workshop page.
3/12/07. Toolkit for Discovering Who You Are available via bookshop.
After Douglas Harding died in January of this year, I helped his wife, Catherine, sort out his books. We found a number of 'yellow toolkits', also known as the 'Toolkit for Discovering Who You Really Are'. These were designed by Douglas and produced in the mid '70s by EST, an organization that set up several large workshops, mainly in the States, at which Douglas presented Seeing. In Denver, apparently, there were about 2000 people at the workshop. (If you were present at any of these workshops, I would be interested to hear from you about your experience.) Each participant received one of these toolkits. I have a small pile of these toolkits, and so this limited number is now available in the bookshop at £5.00 each, plus mailing costs. There is a bit more information about them in the bookshop.