What is a Now Page?

So, a website with a link that says “now” goes to a page that tells you what this person is focused on at this point in their life. I mainly keep this page to honor my journey and to catalog the things that are happening or have recently passed.

Matter is the vehicle for the manifestation of soul on this plane of existence, and soul is the vehicle on a higher plane for the manifestation of spirit, and these three are a trinity synthesized by Life, which pervades them all.

~ The Secret Doctrine, H.P. Blavatsky

Spiritual movement is the development of the higher mind in order that it may carry one’s consciousness to the discovery of  truth rather than illusion. Thus, as we change the patterns of conditioned thoughts, we break away from our circular cyclical pattern of existence and enter into a spiral pattern of growth and transformation, as represented by the awakening of the coiled serpent, Kundalini.

~ Egyptian Yoga | Muata Ashby


Books by Derek


Currently Studying

  • The Emerald Podcast’s yearlong course The Mythic
  • Dieta with Kenewma Yawanawa 6/23-7/23
  • Kundalini
  • Sanskrit
  • Shamanism
  • Music

2024 Reading List

  • A Pilgrim’s Guide To Amma | Ethan Walker
  • Dialogues With Amma | by Swami Amritachitswarupananda Puri
  • Egyptian Postures of Powe | Jason Quitt
  • Secret Doctrine V2: Anthropogenesis | H. Blavatsky
  • Journeying Through the Invisible | Hachumak and David L. Carroll
  • Witchcraft. The Library of Esoterica | Jessica Hundley
  • The Art of Possibility | Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander
  • Million Dollar Weekend | Noah Kagan
  • Kundalini Yoga for the West | SWAMI SIVANANDA RADHA
  • The Wisdom of the Shamans | Don Miguel Ruiz
  • The Medicine Bag | don Jose Ruiz and don Miguel Ruiz
  • Egyptian Yoga | Muata Ashby

2023 Reading List

  • Secret Doctrine V1: Cosmogenesis | H. Blavatsky
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy | Douglas Adams
  • Psychic Witch | Mat Auryn, Devin Hunter
  • The Ra Contact | Don Elkins, Carla Rueckert, Jim McCarty
  • The Minimalist Entrepreneur | Sahil Lavingia
  • Healing Mantras: Using Sound Affirmations For Personal Power | Thomas Ashley-Farrand
  • Remembering to Live: Lessons I Learned Crawling out of Hell | Khalil Rafati & Jeremy Brown
  • Mantras: Words of Power | Swami Sivananda Radha
  • Shamanic Wisdom | Don Miguel Ruiz
  • The Ra Contact: Teaching the Law of One | Carla RueckertDon ElkinsJames Allen McCarty
  • Remembering to Live: Lessons I Learned Crawling out of Hell | Khalil Rafati & Jeremy Brown
  • Healing Mantras: Using Sound Affirmations for Personal Power, Creativity, and Healing | Thomas Ashley-Farrand
  • Reality Transurfing. Steps I-V | Vadim Zeland
  • Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • THE KEMETIC TREE OF LIFE: Newly Revealed Ancient Egyptian Cosmology Mysticism | Muata Ashby
  • Serpent in the Sky: The High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt | John Anthony West
  • The Cosmic Serpent | Jeremy Narby
  • The Prism of Lyra: An Exploration of Human Galactic Heritage | Royal Lyssa, Priest Keith
  • Bringers of the Dawn: Teachings from the Pleiadians | Barbara Marciniak, Tera Thomas
  • Shamanic Power Animals: Embracing the Teachings of Our Non-Human Friends | Don Jose Ruiz, Don Miguel Ruiz
  • Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
  • The Ultimate Guide to Shamanism: A Modern Guide to Shamanic Healing, Tools, and Ceremony | Rebecca Keating

2022 Reading List

  • Egyptian Mythology | Scott Lewis
  • Sacred Geometry and Magic Symbols | Iva Kenaz
  • Fingerprints of The Gods | Graham Handcock
  • When Plants Dream | Daniel Pinchbeck & Sophia Rokhlin
  • The Underworld Initiation | RJ Stewart
  • Sacred Geometry | Miranda Lundy
  • Ayahuasca Journals | James O’Reilly
  • Oneness | Rasha
  • Ayahuasca in My Blood | Peter Gorman
  • Shakti Mantras | Thomas Ashley Farrand
  • Grandmother Ayahuasca | Christian Funder
  • Four Thousand Weeks | Oliver Burkeman
  • The Shaman and Ayahuasca | Don Jose Campos + Others
  • The Untethered Soul | Michael Singer
  • The Ultimate Guide to Shamanism | Rebecca Keating
  • Surrender Experiment | Michael Singer
  • The Shaman and Ayahuasca: Journey to Sacred Reals | Don Jose Campos
  • Sacred Geometry: An A-Z Reference Guide | Marilyn Walker
  • The Second Mountain | David Brooks
  • Sacred Geometry | Jemma Foster
  • Art of Zen | Allan Watts
  • Sound Medicine | Kulreet Chaudhary
  • Self Liberation through seeing with naked awareness | John Myrdhun Reynolds
  • DMT Entity Encounters | David Luke & Rory Spowers
  • The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow’s World
  • Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art | James Nestor
  • Be Here Now | Ram Das
  • The Secret Doctrine | (abridged edition) H.P. Blavatsky, Michael Gomes
  • Journey Into Fire | David Spangler

Past reading lists here.

  • Courses
    – Learn to Play Didgeridoo (March 2/23)
    – Journey into Fire II (March – April 22)
    – Journey into Fire I (Jan – March 22)
    – Seth Godin Creatives (Fall ’21)
    – Seth Godin Creatives (Spring ’21)

Podcast (Guest Appearances)

Blogs I Like

  • Seth Godin ‍

Podcasts I Like

  • Sam Harris
  • All – In
  • Lex Friedman
  • Aubrey Marcus
  • eCommerce Fuel
  • The Tim Ferris Show

Other Interests

  • Photography & Film
  • Design & Painting
  • Science + Spirituality
  • Psychedelics
  • Surfing & Surfboard Shaping

Inspired by project | Derek Sivers

Last updated 5-2024
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