Derek's Picks for Newcomers
An introduction to the works of Jan Cox, a modern day Mystic, by someone who really enjoyed the process. When a Teacher leaves such a large body of work behind, like 5,000 video, audio and text items, it might be helpful to find places to start.
A little warning is appropriate right here, up front. Jan's work is not about Spirits, gods, religion, politics, endless love or any other activity that brings thoughts of comfort. In fact, if you derive comfort from any such system, be advised that your appetite for such will be ' ruint ' if you look around in here.
If you feel like you are walking around in a fog of other people's thoughts - relax, you are - and you are in the right place if you want to ' DO ' something about that.
Here are two 45 second video clips that were intros for Jan's cable show.
Talk 100 is a good place to start. Lots of practical info in the second half. Since the average person thinks he knows what Mind, Body and Emotions are, Jan uses the terms Red Circuit for the more basic aspects of your existence, Yellow Circuit for the mental and Blue Circuit for those aspects of yourself that you might consider emotional, but they are not separate. These divisions are made up. In fact, all divisions are made up. What happens is what's happening anyway, but we as humans divide stuff up so we can talk about them. So, Jan describes Triads as a way of looking at how things work. LINK
Talk # 0196 is aimed at newcomers, even those 20 years later ( like now) but is intended for everyone. LINK
It is important to understand that all guides or suggestions are 'maps', and a map is something you throw away once you get to where you are going. Hence Jan wrote, The Story of the Ants
Tape 116 is an actual Intro to This Thing We Do. Given to a group that had attended many plays at Evoteck theatre, and did not know what to expect. LINK.
"Remember the Squirrels", Talk 195 is an example of an intermediate " densely packed romp" of ideas that somehow stick in one's memory. After all, " Remember the Squirrels" might just have that rallying cry about it.