About LeeConsciousness Researcher and Author
My name is Lee Bladon and I love exploring consciousness and researching metaphysics. Writing about it focuses my research, deepens my understanding, and has the added benefit of helping other people.
I live in England and I have been on this journey for over 20 years. It began as an intellectual search for meaning and truth, which satisfied my mind but not my soul. A decade later, I realised that I was looking in the wrong direction, so my journey turned inwards and became an experiential exploration through the psychological depths of my being to the spiritual heights. Eventually I realised that the one doing the seeking never really existed, except in my mind.
My Journey to “The Science of Spirituality”
In today’s world it all too easy to go through life without giving any thought to who we are or why we are here. There are so many material and sensory distractions that our psychological and spiritual nature barely get a look in. My search for the truth began in 2000, when I realised that life is empty and meaningless without some higher purpose. I wanted to know that higher purpose, so I began reading hundreds of books on a variety of different subjects to see if I could find some answers. Many of the books gave me pieces of the picture and others were just a waste of money, but the big picture gradually revealed itself in my mind and that is what The Science of Spirituality presents.
I was amazed at the range and depth of information that was already out there, but it was often hard to find, difficult to comprehend or in direct contradiction with other information. So I took the best bits from science and spirituality, looked for the common ground, filled in the gaps and stripped away all the man-made dogma, because I was only interested in the pure naked truth. The Buddha taught that we should “Believe not because some old manuscripts are produced, believe not because it is your national belief, believe not because you have been made to believe from your childhood, but reason truth out, and after you have analysed it, then if you find it will do good to one and all, believe it, live up to it and help others live up to it” – and that became my objective.
Much of the information presented in the The Science of Spirituality I learned through reading the works of Henry T Laurency, Arthur E Powell and Charles Leadbeater, to whom I am very thankful. Perhaps I should say re-learned because it was like I already new the truth, and just needed to read it in order to remember it. About two years of research, intuition, inspiration and assimilation enabled me to expand both the breadth and depth of the information previously presented, whilst simultaneously condensing and clarifying it.
My Journey to “Awakening to Wholeness”
When I was researching and writing my first book, The Science of Spirituality, I was driven to understand the truth primarily from an intellectual perspective, but once I had achieved that I realised it wasn’t quite enough. Intellectual knowledge is of the mind, so it doesn’t truly satisfy the soul. In order to really know the truth it has to be felt – experienced within. So the direction of my quest turned inwards and I really started to uncover the truth about human existence and our evolutionary journey through life.
Awakening to Wholeness is the result of my efforts to experientially investigate the dynamics of psycho-spiritual transformation and the most effective methods of psychological healing and spiritual development, and to present it all in a single, clear, concise, comprehensive, engaging, easy-to-read volume.
In this book, I only wrote about things that I have first-hand experience of and know are effective. I am still walking the path, but I have learned a lot along the way, both intellectually and experientially. This book is a synthesis of everything I have learned and experienced over the years. It is not just a rehash of existing material that is already out there; it is a fresh presentation that adds something new. It is the result of years of study, self-inquiry, contemplation, intuition, inspiration, processing and practice.
Some of the many sources I have learned from include: The Diamond Approach (A.H. Almaas), Psychosynthesis (Roberto Assagioli & John Firman), Internal Family Systems (Dick Schwartz), Hakomi (Ron Kurtz) and Heart Becoming (Thessa Sophia). To all these people I offer my sincere thanks, but my biggest thanks go to “Life” – the greatest teacher of them all.
When I look back over my life, it all makes perfect sense; even the parts I really didn’t like. From my early childhood right up to the present day – each and every experience has contributed to my development and my understanding, and this book is the product of all that experience.
My Recent Journey
This website was dormant between 2011 (after I published Awakening to Wholeness) and 2018. I wasn’t dormant, I was simply focusing on my own journey of awakening, and things were moving pretty fast. There wasn’t any time to write new articles, but I was taking note of all the insights and experiences that were unfolding as my identity transitioned from ego to essence to emptiness.
In 2018, I created the Enneagram section of the website and wrote a series of articles on Self-Discovery. From 2019 onwards, I have been compiling and refining a diagram that comprehensively maps the development of consciousness, which hasn’t been made public yet. I had expected to write a series of articles about that, but midway through 2020 my interest unexpectedly shifted towards physics, so I immersed myself in that for a few months. I am not a physicist or a mathematician, so I will never understand (or have any interest in) the complex formulas, but I am interested in the overriding principles and the underlying ideas.
My research is guided partly by an intuitive inner intelligence (my super-conscious) and partly by my “spiritual” experiences. A few years ago, I had some interesting experiences while out walking in the countryside… It felt as if I was walking on a stationary treadmill and reality was flowing around me. I was the experiential centre of my own bubble of reality, which felt ephemeral and virtual rather than objective and permanent. I sometimes experience the same thing internally too, when my body feels virtual and impermanent. So I have known for some time, from direct experience, that physical reality isn’t as objectively real as we assume it is, but it is only recently that my conventional research has enabled me to explain it clearly. Please refer to the series of articles on Physics and Metaphysics for further details.
I hope the articles and books open your mind to a new way of thinking and your heart to a new way of being. So, if you are ready to embark on your own journey of discovery, please continue to explore the website…