Jeff Carreira

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Jeff Carreira
Mystic / Philosopher / Author / Teacher
Jeff Carreira

About Jeff

If you’re reading this bio, I assume you’re thinking about working with me and want to find out more about what that would mean for you. If you are thinking about working with me, the most important thing for you to know is who I am, what I do and why I do it.

To put it simply, I support people to live a spiritually inspired life, free from the constraints of fear, worry and self-doubt, and aligned with their own deepest sense of meaning and purpose.

Life has conditioned all of us to be fearful and self-protective. Some of us eventually feel suffocated by the mental and emotional habits that keep us from living a passionate and spontaneously free life. We long to be liberated from the invisible ties that seem to bind us. We know more is possible and we start searching for a life that matches our true potential.

I was quite young when my own spiritual search began. At the age of about seven, I began spending time locked in my father’s car in our driveway trying to stop my mind from thinking. Somehow, I knew that if I could do that, I would discover something wonderful.

But like so many of us, I forgot about my early spiritual aspirations and got swept up in the cultural script of career and relationship. I studied physics, worked as an engineer and got married. Eventually my work as an engineer felt empty, so I earned a graduate degree in education and became a schoolteacher and later a school administrator. By most standards I was pretty successful, and yet I felt empty and existentially unfulfilled.

My life took a dramatic turn when I left everything and everyone behind and joined a radical spiritual community. For the next twenty years, I devoted myself entirely to spiritual pursuits. I spent many hours every day meditating, chanting, reading and studying, all in a single pointed pursuit of the ever-elusive goal of enlightenment.

During those years in community, I was blessed with many spiritual breakthrough experiences. I was ripped open by dramatic bursts of kundalini energy shooting up from the base of my spine through the top of my head. I spent days in states of conscious awareness that remained steady through all stages of waking and sleeping. I felt a mystical expansion that didn’t stop until my body was the size of the entire cosmos. And in the middle of it, I remembered that I had been able to freely will myself into this sense of cosmic consciousness as a young child.

In the summer of 2001, during a two-month long retreat, I entered into a shared state of enlightened mind with other participants. This dramatic opening inspired me to create spiritual education programs that guided thousands of individuals through their own journey of spiritual evolution. Four years later, in 2005, and once again while on retreat, I heard a call to expand my teaching work. I started traveling and teaching meditation and spiritual philosophy more extensively throughout the world.

In 2012, I left the community I had been living in, and for the next three years co-created and co-facilitated a transformational practice group called The Evolutionary Collective with Patricia Albere. After that, I partnered with Craig Hamilton to create and lead a yearlong meditation and awakening program called Opening to the Infinite that we ran for three consecutive years.

Currently, I lead retreats throughout the world and run a teacher training program to develop the teaching capacities of others. I am the founder and lead teacher of The Mystery School for a New Paradigm – a virtual practice and study community that provides guidance and inspiration to a global group of awakening individuals.

Writing has always been a focus of my work. I have written 11 books including The Art of Conscious Contentment, No Place But Home, Paradigm Shifting, The Soul of a New Self, and a novel called Transdimensional Crossing. I regularly write new essays that are published on my blog.

Books by Jeff Carreira
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Seven Stories by H. P. Lovecraft Annotated

Real Dreaming and Cosmic Awareness

Introduction and commentary by Jeff Carreria

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A Love Stronger than Death

Episode One: Words Like Seeds in the Soul

Jeff Carreria and Rosana da Silva de Souza

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The Spiritual Implications of Quantum Physics

Reflections on the Nature of Science, Reality and Paradigm Shifts

Jeff Carreira

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Higher Self Expression

How to Become an Artist of Possibility

Jeff Carreira

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The Mystic As Creative Artist Annotated

Reflections on a remarkable essay by Evelyn Underhill

Evelyn Underhill

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Dreamed Awake

A Novel

Jeff Carreria

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Inner Peace in a Busy World

Reflections on meditation and the journey from anxiety to spiritual freedom

Jeff Carreira

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The Power of Creative Flow

Reflections on Peak Performance, Cultural Transformation, and Spiritual Growth

Jeff Carreira

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Cosmic Consciousness Annotated

Edited, Updated and Interpreted by Jeff Carreira

Jeff Carreira

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Transdimensional Awakening

A Novel

Jeff Carreria

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The Miracle of an Open Mind

Reflections on the Philosophy of William James

Jeff Carreira

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The Miracle of Self-Realization

Reflections on the spiritual teachings of Ramana Maharshi

Jeff Carreira

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A Novel

Jeff Carreria

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American Awakening

Evolutionary Spirituality, Non-Duality, and Free Thinking in the Tradition of American Philosophy

Jeff Carreira

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The Art of Conscious Contentment

A Handbook for Meditation and Spiritual Freedom

Jeff Carreira

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The Experience of Luminous Absorption

The Foundation of Spiritual Life

Jeff Carreira

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The Gift of Spiritual Abundance

Five Principles for Being Happy and Fulfilled Right Now

Jeff Carreira

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No Place But Home

Reflections on Meditation and the Spiritual Life

Jeff Carreira

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The Miracle of Meditation

A Gradual Opening into Unbroken Trust (2nd edt.)

Jeff Carreira

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Transdimensional Crossing

A Novel

Jeff Carreria

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The Soul of A New Self

Embracing the Future of Being Human

Jeff Carreira

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Paradigm Shifting

Guiding Evolution From The Inside Out

Jeff Carreira

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Radical Inclusivity

Expanding Our Minds Beyond Dualistic Thinking

Jeff Carreira