Martin Butler

is creating videos, articles, and exercises to help us wake up to reality.

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About Martin Butler

To wake up to the nature of reality is not an easy or simple thing, and as such, it is easier to believe in comforting stories about our lives. However, for the minority who do not want to believe in fairy tales and dogma, there have been sages and philosophers throughout the ages who have shown how we can awaken to reality. Unlike the Hollywood version of awakening, where everything suddenly becomes okay, a real awakening requires courage and persistence. The result is surrender and acquiescence to the awful majesty of our existence.

Martin Butler has worked with people in the Gurdjieff tradition (particularly Rina hands who worked with Gurdjieff) and the zen tradition. More recently he has studied western philosophers such as Spinoza, Kant and Schopenhauer.

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