In the opening pages of The Path to Non-separation, you will find what is called “The Five Preliminaries.” The Five Preliminaries are short introductions that supply the basic information you need to gain a rudimentary understanding of how to translate the meditational equations into felt experience. By studying The Five Preliminaries you will begin to grasp the contemplative language characters and definitions, the rules on interpreting the equational notation, and the structural progression and objectives to expect as you march from personal to transpersonal identity.

Although it is helpful to familiarize yourself with all five Preliminaries before engaging the first equation, rest assured that all of the content in The Preliminaries will be taught in great detail as you read and practice The Path to Non-separation. All notation, definitions, and terminology are explored and reviewed numerous times throughout the text. Confidence with the language and ease within the system generally arise as you make your first micro-jump.

While examining The Five Preliminaries, it is important to remember that every equation is a meditative practice. As you progress, you are not only memorizing facts and figures, you are learning a contemplative language whose purpose is to activate modes of identity that are already within you. Every symbol and concept you put in place is laying the foundation for new phenomenal and ontological experiences to emerge. Each equation you practice is a building block in the construction of a psychological structure that opens direct pathways to a multitude of attainments that culminate in the realization of Non-separation.

Preliminary One is a listing of all of the linguistic symbols used to construct the equations. Preliminary Two defines the contemplative action each symbol represents. Preliminary Three highlights key terms that are necessary for equational translation. Preliminary Four provides instructions on the manner in which to read the equations. Preliminary Five is a rundown of all thirty identity structures, giving you the opportunity to interact with a full-spectrum map of The Path to Non-separation.

After completing The Five Preliminaries, move on to Part One of The Path to Non-separation where you will venture into transcending your personal identity.