Death is the great adventure. There is no escape from death, and there is no alternative to preparation for anyone wishing a conscious death to culminate a conscious life. E.J. Gold has written, “Man’s real use is death. Death is the function of life and therefore death is not removable from life.” He adds that this is misunderstood and will be misunderstood for generations to come by many who are exposed to the idea.
The American Book of the Dead and Angels Healing Journey provide instructions and readings for the between-lives state. The Lazy Man’s Guide to Death and Dying tape presents readings for the bardo from another perspective, using levity to address the being directly in the bardo. For those who wish to become competent to guide others and prepare themselves for dying, the Labyrinth Reader's Course and other materials and tapes are available.
If you have not read these books — available from Gateways Books & Tapes — or thought about your own preparation for death — we urge you to do so. Recent tapes, with musical backgrounds and voice inductions simulating the bardo experience, are designed to give you a vivid introduction to these spaces and experiences. Once you listen to one of these induction tapes, you will want to play it for others, too…
CDT021 Ancient Mysteries of the Resurrection
This workshop presentation explores the concepts of resurrection and reincarnation, as well as the invocation of Work forces and the recording of work-data in certain ancient artifacts.
CDT033 Conscious Birth, Sex and Death
In this talk, E.J. Gold examines the question "sensation + fear = pain." If one were to remove fear, the equation would balance in a new way. This talk also includes a discussion of the Sacrifice of Infinity.
CDT034 Reincarnation Awareness
Topics covered in this talk include being in the organic machine, the biological body and its use for transformation, escape from the cycles of birth and death, periods of blackout, essence and psyche, and the dangers of being a "space-junkie".
CDT039 The Making of the American Book of the Dead
This talk on the American Book of the Dead covers such topics as the difference between psyche and essence, the development of the essence and how it takes rebirth, the mechanism and breakdown of the psyche, death as a form of stress, the corridor of madness, transit tracking, recurrence and the Bardo Thodol.
CDT043 Terminal Midwifery: The Gentle Art of Dying
David Atkinson and Marilyn Gossen. Terminal Midwifery is an approach for preparing terminal patients for death through the use of trained "Terminal Midwives." In this panel discussion, David and Marilyn explain the function of terminal midwifery within the community.
CDT048 Transformational Massage/Conscious Sleep
Side I, II, III: Meg McDonnell and Pat McKenty discuss in this workshop presentation the use of Transformational Massage treatment to expose the body to a mild organic shock. In the resulting state of imbalance, the individual has a greater ability to sense the habits and postures locked in the body's musculature and greater freedom to crystallize new habits.
Side IV: Mike McDonnell in this workshop talk explains how to regain the habit of remaining conscious throughout our nightly sleeping periods. Includes techniques for pacifying the physical body, and allowing the astral body to become active.
CDT066 The Grapefruit Talk
This talk explores the place of humanity within the universe, creation cycles, isolation from the cosmos and fear of unity, and the question of what survives the cycles of death and rebirth.
CDT070 The Dhammapada Talk
A talk on death, transit and rebirth; the difference between the "psychotic" and the "mystic"; "Be-ing" in nonexistence and experiencing the between-lives state before organic death.
CDT071 Tank Orientation (First Talk)
Topics include biofeedback states in the brain wave frequency bands, using the tank to work with these states, and the process of producing between-lives experiences. This talk has been remastered and included in The Tank Talks CD-T239.
CDT072 Tank Orientation (Second Talk)
This talk focuses on the use and function of the tank, including a presentation of its use to reflect one's own essential nature and a startling revelation of the method for using the tank as a gateway to another world.
This talk explores the body which operates during the transit experience (the Body of Habits), how it guides itself through transit to rebirth by habits mechanically accumulated through biological and psychological conditioning, and how special techniques can be used to consciously alter its conditioning for higher rebirth.
CDT122 Transit Practitioners & Labyrinth Reader
This New York easaphone call to core group examines work on self in a controlled space, within the context of the American Book of the Dead -- Labyrinth Reader's Course. Learning how to function in higher dimensions, the power of the machine, the
function of mood in the waking state, koans and zhikrs are discussed.
CDT127 Eternal Recurrence
The idea of perfecting the same lifetime through repetition as opposed to being blown by one's own Karma into running apparently different lifetimes in different bodies is presented. Creation as a mathematical equation, psychoanalysis, the fragmentation
of light and sound and penetration into the eternal moment are also discussed.
CDT147 Be Still and Know That I Am God
In this revealing presentation of work data and perspectives, E.J. Gold speaks on the Angel of Death, being the center of one's own mandala, the Man on the Cross, stillness and silence at the speed of light, light in infinite extension, eternity, the
void and the deathbed experience.
CDT160 Bardo Preparation
This talk centers on electromagnetic radiations, higher bodies and colors in relation to the Work perspectives. Radiational effects are discussed in the context of the bardo or transit, the between-lifetime chambers. The astral body and the "in-sleep"
perspective are also presented.
CDT169 Labyrinth Briefing Session
"Please extinguish all light. We are about to enter the primate sector...." In this fascinating talk, the Voyager's quatrain is examined in relationship to movement through the Labyrinth. Also, an encounter with what the Absolute sees is discussed.
CDT172 Is There Life After Zelda?
Problem solving in the labyrinth may utilize skills that are not readily acquired. The Zelda game requires a method, although limited, of learning how to think in other categories and how to look at things in a new way, as you might do in voyaging
situations. Join us on this fascinating discovery where many learning surprises await you.
CDT179 Death vs. Eternal Life
An exploration of the macrodimensional significance of this important question. Also, the original moment of creation, the last temptation of Christ, the seduction of suicide, reading artifacts, Zen power yell, and the view from the cross are looked at.
CDT189 Introduction to Rebirth Stations
This tape has the effect of drawing attention to a certain quality of experience. What follows is a guided tour of various spaces and situations one may encounter in the Bardos usually in the third stage just prior to rebirth. The intention here is to
enable one to identify the bardo and rebirth spaces through recognition. Also discussed are suggested dos and don'ts for obtaining a good rebirth, and the real nature of the "boogie man."
CDT196 Lazy Man's Guide - Intro
A dramatic reading of the book by the author, E.J. Gold. Learn instantly, the lazy man's way, how to confront the symptoms of death and hang out in white light regions. Key passages read -- Symptoms, First Stage, The Clear Light with background music and sound effects.
CDT199 The "Pearls Before Swine" Sermon
Recorded at the Transit Chapel in Crestline, Sunday, February 22, 1976. This
talk focuses on the American Book of the Dead. Topics include instructions
for Choosing Rebirth; the Six Worlds; how the Bardos go on all the time;
disintegration and reintegration of the Primal Elements of Consciousness;
the experience of the Void as the Ultimate Stress Point; the balance game of
Existence and Nonexistence; Liberation seen as something to be reached and
then transcended; the function of the Guide; the Mantram for closing the
CDT202 Helping the Helpless
This tape discusses working with the American Book of the Dead in the
voyaging space; doing readings to guide a Being through the Bardos;
establishing and maintaining contact with the Voyager; preparing in life for
what you confront in the Bardo; being thrown off balance into an unconscious
rebirth; experiencing the Bardo in the voyaging space; the Bardo seen as the
unraveling of one's own consciousness; the shock of being unprepared and
thrown from space to space in the Bardos.
CDT209 Origami I/Guidelines for the Practitioner
Side A: Origami I: This talk from 1971 centers on the Japanese paper-folding artform, Origami. The Zen Roshis, who use this art as a teaching tool, say "It's all in the folding and the unfolding." The result of the folding and unfolding is called the
material world, or Maya, which is the electromagnetic field upon which the Lord works. Origami is a way of teaching one how to work.
Side B: Guidelines for the Practitioner/Labyrinth Reader: This talk given in the early '70s explains for Transit Practitioners how to act appropriately in a variety of situations; potential trouble a Practitioner can get into and how to handle it; and
how to communicate with the family of the deceased. The talk stresses the point that a Practitioner never backs down from his or her ministry.
CDT210 Voyaging Spaces
From 1974, this talk is centered on "clearing" material in the voyaging
space; the ability to reprogram, deprogram or program one's own existence.
Topics include: The "Primne" state -- the first awareness of self; the
"Pre-Rock" area -- an escape from the Prime State, the area of the
Primordial Being; the "Rock" -- an escape from the Pre-Rock area, the
persistent throught between the self and the Prime State, the center of the
Universe where no time exists and where it's always the same; and Genetic
Programs -- what Gurdjieff called influences and what Ouspensky called I's,
which are what get you devolved into the material universe (present time) by
putting as much distance between you and the Rock as possible.
CDT224 Pir Al-Wahshi's Bardo Preview
Pir Al-Wahshi a.k.a. E.J. Gold talks about extending one's lifespan for the Work, and how to bring oneself to the condition of being useful to the Work. He relates some of his experiences with his early teachers.
CDT228 Labyrinth Voyager
This is the soundtrack from VID059 and VID060, from the How to Videotape the Bardo series. A bardo space recorded live for those learning to work with attention and presence in the bardo.
CDT239 The Tank Talks
In this series of talks Mr. Gold discusses biofeedback in the four major frequency bands (Beta, Alpha, Theta and the four Deltas), the use of the sensory deprivation tank to work with these states and the process of producing the between-lives experience using the tank. A second focus is the use and function of the tank, including a presentation of its use to reflect one's own essential nature and a startling revelation of the method for using that tank as a gateway to another world. Included in this series of talks is the tape "The Brute World on $5 a Day" (is also available individually). In this talk Mr. Gold openly discusses with a small private group the gateways leading from one world to another and the method for surviving sudden transitions between worlds.
Every year Christmas rolls around, like it or not. What do you do? You meet with friends and family, and notice there's just some folks that Seem to Have Everything. Still, Christmas is for them, too, you think, and sure enough every year you find yourself wandering around looking for something in your price range for Those Who Already Have It All, but would probably like more. (I heard recently of a company, perhaps related to the God-World-in-My-Pocket developers, who've gone ahead and put the Entire Known Universe up for sale... After that gets bought, I guess they'll put up some of the Unknown and Lesser Known Universes, and before long Christmas shopping will be worse than ever...)
However, even Those Who Have It All don't often have a God-World-in-My-Pocket, not even the Gods, who you'd think would've wised up by now, rather than walking around with empty pockets.
Luckily, in this fast paced talk, E.J. Gold solves the problem. Listen and learn as he presents ideas about marketing this unique product--which I recommend everyone buy TODAY from SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE--like from Cloister Recordings, whom I know has some sitting around here and there that've been collecting special etheric particles from the Etherical Particles Division of their corporation, just in case they run into one of those Recording Angels in charge of seasonal gift giving for various recording label gods and executives.
Once you've seen one of these Pocket Worlds for yourself, you'll sigh with relief at their delightful simplicity, and may want to try selling a few yourself, if not for profit, then perhaps in the Spirit of helping some of the wandering Gods out there find a way home for the holidays...
CDT251 Slime Wars Talk
Are you a time-traveler? Then you are in for a treat as you sit in on this top secret meeting which took place in the late 20th century by high ranking 37th century time-tripper General EJ "Nunan" Gold, detailing some of his film plans for his famous book SlimeWars, a book beloved by Slime Molds everywhere as an early guidebook for humans about the war between Slime Molds and Grey Aliens. General Gold tells of the Great Mother Slime Mold, who began in a slop bucket underneath the White House, as well as mentioning how the Aliens encouraged the growth of humans in order to provide the Aliens with missing enzymes they needed, and to care for the Aliens' stock of bovine enzymes.
He also mentions the Slime Mold agenda which includes the important information to humans for avoiding the rampant 20th and 21st century phenomenon of Alien abduction and enzyme extraction. "We're interested in teaching humans how to be telepaths. Telepathy is the only defense against Alien abduction. If you want to be considered an intelligent species, you must be telepathic..." Otherwise, guess what? Abduction and enzyme extraction become normal operating procedure in the Grey's scheme toward global domination of Planet Earth.
So, time-traveler, where are you sitting? Is the great film classic "Slimewars" already downloaded to your screen? Do you already own the action figures set from the film--hard to find, and worth trillions on eBay? If so, then I know you'll enjoy hearing how it all started so long ago, back when slime mold operatives gathered to discuss their own plans and ideas for the fate of Planet Earth. If not, then by all means listen and learn...it may already be too late!
CDT266 The Alarm Clock Talk
Using the analogy of training for the Bardo through the rigors of playing online video games, E.J. Gold reveals how to learn, in theory, bardo habits required for working as a group in the work. This training provides a foundation. However one needs a mechanism to remind one to engage attention, wake up and apply bardo habits in a practical setting. Gold shows how an alarm clock within one's ordinary life can be devised toward this aim. "I've always liked the idea of an alarm clock for awakening, but until I heard this talk, I never knew exactly how they worked," Pedro Gonzales, Ibiza Spain
CDT267 The Making of the ABD - Part II
On December 6, 2002 Paul Barnes and Miguel Lopez, from Spain, interviewed E.J. Gold. They asked the questions and got the answers we all want to know. How do the teachings of the Books of the Dead relate to Bardo Gaming? How does one prepare for the last journey by computer gaming? If you were fortunate and heard the talk "The Making of the American Book of the Dead" recorded in the '70s in Vancouver, then you won't want to miss this one. "A wonderful bi-lingual romp, with full simultaneous translation (including jokes and puns) in both Spanish and English. Not to be missed. Listen to it again and again!" Patricia Elizabeth, Co-Director - Labyrinth Readers Society
CDT270 The Answer is Only as Good as the Question
This Core Group Workshop was recorded Jan. 18 - 19, 2003. In order to work. . . You've got to really want it. Be willing to pay the price. Then pay the price. Once you've paid it's non-refundable. So you might as well take the ride. "An essence question. . .solves a problem in your Work." "The more immediate and troublesome the problem the more necessity and force you have."
CDT279 The Secrets of Staying with the Pack of Green
It is said, "the secret keeps itself," in which case, it will need to work overtime to stay a secret after one listens to this talk. E.J. Gold, along with Claude Needham, reveal the secret of how to "stay with the pack of green." The simple and direct method given in this talk has immediate practical application in the ongoing Bardo Safaris. Many practical examples are discussed as well as the general theory. With these simple instructions your Bardo Safaris are sure to go up a notch. Bam! And let us not neglect the obvious implications for one's daily bardo work. Whether you run with the pack in Bardo Safaris, or not, this is a must listen if you want to do more than run around in circles for the rest of your life. Many real life applications of these principles. . .
CDT280 Get the Edge
Legitimate strategies that you can employ to make yourself a winner every time. Team-friendly ploys, gimmicks and gaffs that will make you the best team or solo player that you can be. Many trade secrets given here.
CDT282 Druid Secrets
Here at last is what every Druid young or old ought to know. Secrets of Druid builds revealed by Gorebag (E.J. Gold) & Xxaxx (Claude Needham). The elemental Druid is E.J.'s specialty and if you are ever rushed by him it will probably be by his elemental Druid. The elemental Druid is second only to the Hammerdin when properly built.
CDT284 Magic Find for Fun & Profit Level 1 - Preparing to Begin to Get Ready to Start
Everything you never needed to know about magic find isn't contained in this talk. If you've ever wanted to seriously exercise the discipline, patience, and discernment necessary for serious and effective magic find you might consider psychiatric treatment which you will surely need after listening to this talk. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. But we're sure we'll be satisfied with your money.
CDT289 How To Accept a Pro Rush
Revealing how to take the posture of a professional bardo runner, this talk also examines the specific elements of a pro rush as well as the attitude needed to be able to accept or give one. Highly recommended for in-depth study.
CDT292 The Work Is Greater Than Yourself
This talk clearly delivers the "bottom line" on the attitude required for working in the Work - one's situation in a Work life. Gold also presents a Bardo Training tool which gives us the opportunity to transmute the "life" habits into "work" habits, habits that before now were completely invisible. In the Bardo Training we see how we live our lives, how we handle the sudden ambushes of the Labyrinth, and how we are able to work in a group. Bardo Training also provides, in a fun and safe way, the opportunity to bring ourselves in line with the Work self we wish to build.
CDT293 Movements Workshop 2005 - Excerpts, Jokes, Anecdotes
In the course of presenting a workshop Mr. Gold will often include jokes, anecdotes and data apparently tangential to the subject at hand. These asides may be as valuable as the course itself. This collection presents highlights of additional material from the 2005 Movements Workshop. Here you will find a wealth of information and advice on setting up an online Work business as well as much information not given elsewhere. Additionally, these CDs communicate the atmosphere of the workshop space and provide a clear dispatch of current Institute activity.
CDT294 Using the Book Bardo Stations
E.J. Gold discusses with Claude Needham and the core group how to use the book Bardo Stations - a blueprint or map of the Bardos. Specific viewpoints are offered to hold and examine as one reads the book and notates impressions on the "Notes" pages. The reader can start connecting up to the between-lives state and start breaking down the barrier put in place by organic life. Everything in life wants you to be responding to that which is of the body - basically survive, transform food to pooh. If you assign too much significance to this you will lose the ability to find the more important things. The Bardos are like many dimensions, alternative realities, that you thread your way through. Comparisons are drawn between the Bardos and situations arising in Bardo Safaris with suggestions on how to learn from these experiences.
CDT295 What You Need to Know for Bardo Safari - Convention 2005
During the convention in 2005 E.J. Gold guided Cynthia through elementary Bardo Training. Through this interactive demonstration what you need to know for Bardo Safaris is identified. Gold reveals the secret of exactly why Bardo Training is a practical tool.