Sally Kempton

Doorways to the Infinite

The Splendid Path, Part I: Discovering Your Own Enlightened Consciousness through the Shivas Sutras


In the summer of 2019, the world seems poised for another round of upheaval and change. Upheaval has gifts to give us—but to receive these gifts, we need to immerse ourselves in the truths that never change!

That’s why this is the perfect time to study the great tantric text, the Shiva Sutras.

The Aphorisms of Truth

“The Self is Consciousness.” “Conceptual knowledge is bondage.” With these two lines, a 9th century sage named Vasugupta launched a quiet revolution in consciousness that continues to deepen today.

The Shiva Sutras was his manifesto. It emerged from the experience of a mind irradiated with Truth. And, in our world, where even facts are up for debate, these truths matter more than ever.

For centuries, small numbers of chosen practitioners turned to the Shiva Sutras for understanding the greatest mysteries of life. In our time, the text has been recognized as one of the purest expressions of enlightened awareness ever written. It survived centuries of political upheavals and religious conflicts to emerge in the modern world as a radical guidebook to the deepest questions of human life. Now that scientists as well as meditators are exploring the mysteries of consciousness, these teachings are more relevant than ever.

In this telecourse, we began a deep dive into the key sutras, and into the subtle teachings behind them. The Shiva Sutras unfolds the deepest secrets about mantra. It gives us a three-leveled approach to understanding and working with the mind. It defines and describes the nature of mystical transmission, analyzes the pitfalls and obstacles that create problems in sadhana, and describes the levels of enlightenment in a way that makes it instantly accessible.

This is a teaching that can awaken and guide you for years to come. To “get” it, you need to study with a teacher who holds these truths and can help you unfold them for yourself.

Like all Sally’s courses, this one is highly practical as well as philosophical. You’ll learn:

  • A series of radical teachings and methods for transforming your own mind.
  • How to do powerful inquiry into your own nature, and answer every question you have from within the wisdom-source of your own consciousness.
  • How to translate cosmic power into radical personal intention.
  • What is free will and do you have any?
  • What does it really mean to say that God lives within you as you?
  • Unlocking the power in a mantra.

The course includes the recorded lectures (mp3 audios) that unfold the practical secrets hidden within the text, meditations designed to help you see through the veils that hide your Self, contemplations you can take into the most difficult situations of your life, creative homework assignments, and opportunities for partner practice and discussion. All this together will weave a transformative tapestry that can illuminate your daily life and open you to your own radical possibilities.

The course includes six 2-hour lectures in mp3 format, two Q&A sessions in mp3 format, guided meditation, and weekly guidance for personal practice.