The following are audio files provided to enhance your study and deepen your understanding. Audio is generally presented as a dialog between Michael Sharp and a student of the Lightning Path. The dialogues can be about any topic and have ranged from psychological discussions of depression to theological discussions of angels and divinity.

  1. Introduction and Orientation to Spirituality II - An introduction and orientation to authentic spirituality. Covers the articles Are Scientists Spiritual and Everyone has a Mystical Experience. [June 2015]
  2. Introduction and Orientation to Spirituality - An introduction and orientation to authentic spirituality. What is enlightenment/awakening, how to initiate it, and how to speed it along [February 2015]
  3. Dialogue With Benjamin - What is the Lightning Path - A twenty-five minute dialog discussing the nature of the Lightning Path, the nature of mystical experience, and some of the problems involved. [April 2014]
  4. Dialog with Ben - And the Truth Shall Set You Free - Credentials, expertise, and how to assess spiritual expertise. How to navigate the planet when working from a place of advanced spiritual practice. Dealing with people's fears, misconceptions, prejudices, shock, and expectations. The power of intent. The truth, no compromise, no strings attached. [February 2014]
  5. Dialogue With Benjamin - The Spirit is Willing, but the Flesh is Weak - A forty minute dialog covering recent developments on the LP, long term timelines, childhood education and socialization, and more. There's also a reading of the poem "Full Divine" inside. [February 2014]
  1. Authentic Spirituality IV - An audio discussing introductory spiritual topics from the book Rocket Scientists Guide to Authentic Spirituality, including the need for spiritual standards, and the seven Pillars of Authentic Spirituality. [August 2015]
  2. Authentic Spirituality III - An audio discussing introductory spiritual topics from the book Rocket Scientists Guide to Authentic Spirituality, including the need for spiritual standards, and the seven Pillars of Authentic Spirituality. [August 2015]
  3. Authentic Spirituality II - An audio discussing several introductory spiritual topics including awakening, peak/nadir experiences, shame/guilt and the need to take action, right thought, healing, activation, finding competant support. [July 2015]
  4. Dialog on Discernment Part Three - Part three of a three part dialog with Ben on the Rocket Scientists' guide to Discernment. [February 2015]
  5. Dialog on Discernment Part Two - Part two of a three part dialog with Ben on the Rocket Scientists' guide to Discernment. [February 2015]
  6. Dialog on Discernment Part One - Part one of a three part dialog with Ben on the Rocket Scientists' guide to Discernment. [February 2015]
  7. Stopping the Hurt - In this audio Ben and I discuss the importance of "stopping the hurt." We explore the healing psychology that is required, some changes of attitudes, and even some resistances that might be encountered along the way. Please note, we ran out of space on our storage device so the audio is clipped near the end. Very unprofessional sounding! We'll do better in future audios [September 2014]
  8. Before enlightenment chop wood - An hour long dialog covering LP concepts like consciousness quotient, the water glass metaphor,  right thought, right action, right environment, disjuncture, and so on. How to cope with the "normal" world. How to stay properly anchored. Also an extended discussion of the meaning of the Sacrifice card from the Halo/Sharp deck.     [April 2014]
  1. The Song of Creation - A New Energy Cosmology - An audio discussing the significance of the Song of Creation as a complete new energy revision for the creation stories of this Earth. The dialog follows roughly the topic sequence outlined in lesson one and lesson two of the LP 200 course. [October 2015]
  2. Authentic Spirituality I - An audio discussing the following introductory spiritual topics like connection, normal consciousness, expectations, the Mantle of Spiritual Authority, outcome measures, etc. [June 2015]
  3. Focus, Fear, Shock and Awe, Inflated Expectations, Recoding DNA - A 45 minute dialog covering  the importance of focus, the need to overcome fear, the experience of shock and awe, the dangers of inflated expectations, and the process of recoding stored experiences in DNA. [January 2015]
  4. Right Thought - A 45 minute dialog covering  some key ideas about the importance of right thought. The dialog includes a discussion of right knowledge and right thought as the foundation for healing and mystical awakening, activation, and ascension. [December 2014]
  5. Right Action - A 30 minute dialog covering  some key ideas about the importance of right action. The dialog includes a run down of the logic and common sense of right action, the significance of negative and positive emotions to "steering" the vessel, especially in the early stages of wakening, and so on. Includes a discussion of the challenges and resistances we face at an individual, social, and global level. [December 2014]
  6. Right Environment - A 45 minute dialog covering  some key ideas about the importance of right environment to the healing and awakening process. Includes a discussion of addiction, enabling, control, and parameters and structures of right environment. [December 2014]
  7. The Whys and Wherefores of Healing the Body - A 45 minute dialog covering  some key ideas about how to approach healing the physical unit. Includes a discussion of the remarkable impact on consciousness, the process of creating a healthy vessel suitable for the descent of consciousness, and some of the psychological, emotional, and energetic issues that need to be addressed. [November 2014]
  8. Accountability, Atonement, Alignment - An 42 minute dialog covering  some key ideas from the Lightning Path Book Three. This dialog includes an extended discussion on the importance of alignment to forward spiritual movement. The audio track includes a discussion of general alignment (stuff that applies to everyone) and specific alignment (stuff that applies to the individual). The LP conception of "sin" is discussed and a distinction is made between spiritual power and corporal power.The importance of a healthy mind and healthy body is emphasized, with a particular focus on the need for support for those who either need healing, or who need additional supports to deal with handicapped bodies.   [October 2014]
  9. Facades - An 38 minute dialog covering  some key ideas from the Lightning Path Book Three - Foundations. Includes a discussion on the depth of LP teachings, the need for an iterative approach, the need for healing the physical unit, disjuncture, misalignment, blockages, and the facade of modern life.   [September 2014]
  10. Dialog with Jeremy - Depression - Despite the concrete establishment of right thought, right action, and right environment, emotional and psychological issues may still persist. This dialog looks not at environment, not at conceptualization, not at archetypes, and not at action, but on simple deficiencies in brain chemistry. [February 2014]
  11. Initiation, rapture, rebirth - Rapture, initiation, and some of the difficulties associated with the descent of consciousness into the body. The Book of Revelations, the Parable of the Room, the descent of Consciousness into the physical unit, and the shifting that this brings. . [February 2014]
  12. Consciousness, archetypes, and the brain - Tarot, divination (God controlling the casting of lots), archetypes, history about the Halo/Sharp tarot, the inner experience of consciousness and the manifestation of archetypes in the world outside. There is also a great discussion of the personality behind consciousness, and limitations of New Age perspectives on consciousness, which are often very anti-personal and abstract. This is quite different than the Christian experience of consciousness as personal, and personality based. Maybe the New Age movement avoids personality because of bad (abusive, toxic) experiences with personalities from their past. Who knows, but there is a clear difference. Left brain, right brain, fully developed brain (both left and right) in order to properly ground and express consciousness. [February 2014]
  13. The Power of Consciousness - Here is another interesting discussion with James. This one broaches the changing expression of Truth, the importance of the physical body, the power of the spirit over (and in) the body, and the stress on the body/mind that this might entail. We also talk about "sin," look at the Lightning Path's take on "sin" (which amounts to unaligned action that hurts another being, see definitions below), sin as "missing the mark," and so on. We also talk about "the fires of hell" with hell being a state of mind that you bring about through unaligned action (action that invokes negative emotions like depression, disconnection, guilt, shame, anger), and discuss how a body working in alignment with consciousness is a happy, well adjusted, and empowered body. All in all a very sweeping discussion of LP concepts and their relation to Christian spirituality. We also talk about how the LP provides a uniquely powerful, non-denominational, open, and universal language for understanding not only Christian spiritual concepts, but the concepts from other traditions as well. I've provided a list of the LP concepts relevant to our discussion below. [February 2014]
  14. Ego explosion and ascension potential - DB3 - In this third Dialog with Benjamin (DB3) we discuss the impact of dramatic crown chakra openings, and in particular my article on "Ego Explosion."We look at the archetypal limitation of potential, the "fundamental challenge" that the Lightning Path represents to the status quo (especially as indicated in Rocket Scientists' Guide to Money and the Economy), the "temptations" of the bodily ego, the deep sophistication of Lightning Path spirituality, and even broach the topic of duality consciousness (a topic we discuss in the third and fourth dialogs as well). We also discuss a bit about the unique contribution the Lightning Path makes to the cosmological, philosophical, and theological understanding of humanity and our place in it. [August 2013]
  1. Definition, nature, and impact of mild entheogens - A dialog on entheogens and consciousness. The High Times magazine interviewer asked Bob Marley "Do you think herb will be legalized?" He says "I don’ know if dis government will, but I know Christ’s government will." [read full interview] [September 2014]
  2. The Book of Life: Ascension and the Divine World Order - DB4 - In this fourth in a series of dialogs Benjamin and I talk about my Book of Life: Ascension and the Divine World Order. This book was the second book I wrote and as we discuss in the dialog, since its writing the book has proven itself to be a bit of an "outline" or template for much of the material I was (and am still) to create. The Book of Life is like the "Cole's notes" of the LP. In it I introduce key LP concepts, like The Space Time Tube, ascension, The Fabric of Consciousness, the energetic nature of creation, an overview of the xenopolitical history of this planet, an so on. Later on I go on to expand on the concepts introduced in summary form in The Book of Life. In the Book of Light series I look at the cosmological and theological truths of creation. In the Book of Triumph of Spirit series I look in detail at The System and how it operates at a psychological, sociological, and spiritual level (examining in close detail system archetypes). There's also some prophecy in the book as well as an indicate of how things are going to unfold in the ten or twenty so years ahead. [August 2013]
  3. Consciousness and Reality- DB2 - The inspiration for this dialogue comes from a dramatic crown chakra opening experience. Benjamin  travels to India and while there experiences a dramatic expansion of consciousness characterized by feelings of unity and oneness, an empowered sense of being, and so on. This isn't fluffy, ego based, crystal and granola style spirituality, this is God honest power of consciousness and Spirit lived in the internal moment of now. The experiences are visceral and powerful and challenge Benjamin on a number of levels. Ego Explosion. [http://www.michaelsharp.org/ego-explosion/] [August 2013]
  1. Navigating Swings in Consciousness Part II - A 30 minute dialog discussing modulating Consciousness Quotient (CQ), ungrounded and out of control swinging (bipolar disorder). An attempt to understand, ground, depathologize, and heal the relatively common cyclical cycling of consciousness. [April 2015]
  2. Navigating Swings in Consciousness Part I - Bipolar, Modulating CQ, and Grounding - A 30 minute dialog discussing modulating Consciousness Quotient (CQ), ungrounded and out of control swinging (bipolar disorder). An attempt to understand, ground, and depathologize the relatively common cyclical cycling of consciousness. [April 2015]
  1. Going with the flow, alignment, and developing LP technologies - An audio discussing the most efficient way to work with new energies, some of the finer points of alignment, and new directions for the LP app and LP connectivity. Includes some discussion on opening up the LP to those interested in tarot readings/guidance. [July 2016]
  2. Gender and the Lightning Path - Gender. The LP rejects the spiritual significance of gender outright. This touches off a lively discussion about gender oppression, patriarchy, and key LP concepts. Gender is the last "divide and rule" archetype. The concept of gender creates conditions for the oppression of female in the real world, but also the suppression of yin in the body.   [February 2014]
  3. Revelations and the Lightning Path - A fascinating, and at times deep, Book of Revelations discussion. Fear as a limiting factor in the expansion of consciousness in the body. Stepping outside the fear based perspective on Revelations. The nature of the beast. Numbers 666, numbers 777. Bodily ego versus spiritual ego. The Physical Unit. The Seven Seals. [February 2014]
  4. Gospel of Mathew 11 - An excellent discussion on Mathew Chapter 11. Includes a discussion of Christ, Christ consciousness, the "collective and daily" murder of Christ. [February 2014]
  5. Gospel of Mathew 10 - A discussion of lightworkers/missionary workers, spirituality as ACTIVE, involved, and transformative, the challenges of authentic spirituality, the Nag Hamdi scriptures, the "attack dogs" of Church and Science, politics, economics, and debt. [February 2014]
  6. Faith - In this dialog Michael and James talk extensively about faith (what I would call will, intent, persistence of vision, etc.), authentic spirituality, the Halo/Sharp archetypes, a far ranging discussion. Some of the topics touched on include. [February 2014]
  7. End times, ascension, and the birth of Christ - Eschatology in Christianity and in other traditions (with references also to the Kalachakra, Michael's poem Shambhala Warriors). Bible as a blueprint for ascension. Resistance to spiritual discussions, dogma and baggage around concepts of God, spirituality, etc.Metaphysics of "as above consciousness, so below in matter." Birth of the Christ (consciousness) in us. [February 2014]
  8. Christianity and the Lightning Path - Here is the start of a series of dialogues with "James." James is a Christian from Alberta who I've been talking to over the past couple of years. This dialogue broaches the similarities between Lightning Path teachings and Christianity. James, who has been deeply involved in various branches of Christianity his whole life, and who is still deeply involved, believes the Lightning Path to be a modern re-implementation or re-presentation of high level spiritual truths taught by Jesus (and others). He says that everything that is said on the LP agrees with, and  can be referenced to, truths in the Bible. We discuss some examples throughout. [February 2014]
  9. Lightning Path Study Group - Here is a recent dialog with a Oh Sejoon. OhSe is a psychological counselor. He has a PhD in Counseling Psychology, has a private practice, and has been floating around the Lightning Path teachings since 2006. In this dialogue he reports on the world's first Lightning Path study group. His group consisted primarily of his graduate level students, and tarot professionals. There is some interesting empirical data in this report, mostly about the efficacy, fruitfulness, and transformative potential of Lightning Path teachings.<!--more--> What I find most notable about OhSe's report is that the Lightning Path seems to be the cure for the purported ineffability of mystical/spiritual experience. People who come into serious contact with the LP come away with the framework and language needed not only to understand their own spiritual/mystical experiences, but talk about them as well. The Lightning Path teachings, it would see, tear down the Tower of Babel and get people talking about one of the most important areas of human experience there is, spirituality. [February 2014]
  10. Hinduism and the Lightning Path - A discussion/comparison of Hinduism and the Lightning Path. [February 2014]
  11. Dialogue With Benjamin - The Future of the LP - A forty minute dialog covering recent developments on the LP, long term timelines, childhood education and socialization, and more. There's also a reading of the poem "Full Divine" inside. [January 2014]
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