CDT263 Online Invocation 101
In this talk, parallels are drawn between Work ideas in this world and in a gaming environment; an invocation in a circle and in an online environment; a "rush" in Diablo and a tap to the forehead by "Guru Ji"-- and why it would not do us any good; building characters in Diablo and building in "this life;" specializing in skills and not wasting skill points in game and in life. Also included: explanation about not only the "experience" points in Diablo, but also the "invisible experience" points that the player of the character gets; how we want to build up a character that we see that others have, or a character that will be admired as opposed to building what we "are;" comparison between a character we play well and one we play badly.
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
CDT269 Levels of Skill - A Talk to Senior Students
This talk explores through the analogy of gaming the patience required to work on self. Transformation is a process that takes attention and effort over a period of time. Changes are quickly apparent for the novice. For the senior student improved skill level manifests as a gradient over a much longer time.
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."
CDT271 Why Am I Doing This?
During a surprise appearance at the Feb. 2003 workshop E.J. Gold addresses the question "What does art and video gaming have to do with the Work?" Gold explicitly innumerates skills acquired by penetrating these 2 areas and how this process relates to conditions of work. He reveals the traps / illusions one can get lost in while following both of these paths. Furthermore, he explains what real penetration requires and how that relates to the Work.
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.
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.
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.