• To support the ongoing process of their evolution, many people choose to have another session once they have formulated more questions in response to the answers they have received and the circumstances of their lives. Many of Bart’s clients sit with Dr. Williams every month and have done so for as long as twenty years. The greater body of his clients he sees about every three months.

  • Being dyslexic makes one perceive, interpret, and process information differently than the rest of society. Most individuals process information quite literally as black or white in a linear manner, but Bart does not. Imagine experiencing a liberated state of being, then needing to understand this state of liberation while processing information differently from those around you. Bart says, “For some this could be tragic. For me it was a fruitful blessing. I discovered that when one truly desires and seeks from a pure heart, one returns to the Inner Self. My first experience of the awakening of the Kundalini was not a mental process. I experienced Kundalini as pure consciousness. I experienced Her in every cell and fiber of my body.”

  • One of the inspirations for Bart’s teaching is Kashmir Shaivism, a philosophical tradition that seems to have had its genesis in northern India between the eighth and twelfth centuries AD. It addresses with remarkable vision the age-old questions, “Who am I?” “Why am I here?” “What is the purpose of my life?” “How was this universe created?” “How should I live my life?”

    Kashmir Shaivism was revealed by divine inspiration, initially to Vasagupta, who was followed by a lineage of sages. This philosophy, like many Buddhist schools, acknowledges that this world of ceaseless change is empirically real, and yet unlike Buddhism, bases that reality on a transcendent consciousness that is simultaneously static and dynamic, that is above these categories and yet also their foundation.

    All of the great teachers of Kashmir Shaivism were themselves disciples. Its knowledge arises from active participation in the rigorous experiential process initiated by an enlightened master.

    Kashmir Shaivism accepts the reality of the world as it is, with all its happiness and pain, beauty and ugliness. Shaivism views the world not as an illusion, but as the creative manifestation of Parama Shiva. The entire universe comes forth out of the Svatantrya, or the perfect freedom, of the Lord.

    The world is a joyful expression of the Shakti, the power of consciousness of Parama Shiva. She eternally projects the world, unfolding it upon Herself as upon a screen. All forms of artistic expression whether dance, poetry, drama, or music, were created by Shiva and Shakti. If understood correctly, every moment of life can be an occasion for coming into contact with the artist of creation, a way to touch the source of joy and ecstasy that underlies the entire universe.

    The unique quality of the Shaiva system is its radical nondualism. Rejecting the Vedantic view that the material world is illusory or an empty dream, the sages of Kashmir Shaivism saw all forms of the universe as manifestations of Shakti, the divine creative energy or dynamic female principle. They worshiped Shakti in themselves, in the earth, and in every substantial and insubstantial thing, and they looked for the pulsing heart of divine bliss within all domains of experience.

    The crucial insight of Shaivism is its recognition that when human consciousness lets go of its identification with the body and reflects back on itself, it is revealed as a perfect, if limited form of the supreme “I,” which is God. By expanding their I-consciousness beyond its limits and its tendency to cling to narrow definitions of itself, yogis of the Shaivite path experienced God as themselves.

    Because they saw the world as divine, the Shaivite yogis of Kashmir had no difficultly enjoying life in all of its flavours. Shaivism was not a traditional renunciant’s path. Abhinavagupta, the pre-eminent genius of the tradition, was not only a philosopher and a widely revered Guru, but also an aesthetician, an artist and musician, and the center of a circle where sensory experience—including art, music, and drama—was constantly being transmuted into yoga. From Kashmir Shaivaism by J.C. Chatterji

    Bart also refers to the Upanishads

    The Upanishads are the earliest record of mankind’s attempt to define God, discover the Self, and inquire into the meaning of life. These philosophical texts of wisdom constitute the concluding parts of the most ancient scriptures of India—the Vedas.

    Veda means wisdom. The Vedas are a vast collection of spiritual hymns and rituals, and also the principles which underlie them. Like the scriptures of other religions, Vedas are believed to be direct revelations from the divine. However, the Vedas preceded other holy scriptures by centuries, even millennia, and the enlightened sages to whom they were revealed have remained anonymous.

    The Vedas are four in number: Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda, and Atharva Veda. They were taught in Vedic schools called Shakhas. More than 5,000 years ago, a sage named Krishna Dvaipayana compiled the works of as many as 1131 Shakhas. However, most of his compilations were destroyed during repeated foreign invasions. At present, works of only about a dozen Shakhas are available.

    The word Upanishad literally means knowledge received sitting close to the teacher, not just physically, but also mentally (up means near, ni means down, shad means sit). As a subject becomes more deep and subtle, it becomes difficult to explain it in words. Sitting close to the teacher helps in grasping the subject through facial expression and body language. Another meaning given to the word Upanishad is “that which shatters ignorance.”

    The Upanishads are high-wisdom texts, which are not easy to comprehend. Unlike other scriptures, they are not widely known. Even in India - the country of their origin - they were considered a threat to the tradition of ritualism and classified as “secret teachings” for nearly 2000 years. They came out of obscurity in the ninth century when Sri Sankara (788-820AD) wrote scholarly commentaries on the Principal Upanishads and made them accessible to a wider audience.

    The original texts, as well as the commentary by Sri Sankara, are in Sanskrit. The first translation of the Upanishads was from Sanskrit to Persian. The first English translation of the principal Upanishads appeared in 1879 as Volume 1 of F. Max Muller’s Sacred Books of the East.

    How many Upanishads once existed is unknown. One hundred and eight have been preserved, ranging in length from a few hundred to many thousands of words - some prose, some in verse, some part one, part the other.

    Another important characteristic of the Upanishads arises from the fact that they are the work of saints and seers. Their authors were concerned with reporting insights which came to them in thought or vision, not with making these insights superficially coherent. They were recorders of experiences.

    The Upanishads are not based on theological reasoning, but on experience of spiritual life. Moreover, the Upanishads do not present the experience of any one great individual, but of a great age of enlightenment.

    Nobel Laureate Poet, R. Tagore

    The real study, say the Upanishads, is not the study of them but study of that “by which we realize the changeless”. In other words, the real study in religion is first-hand experience of God.

    From Ten Upanishads of four Vedas by Ram K. Piparaiya

  • There are many different states of consciousness: ordinary, altered, meditative, hypnotic, dream, shamanic, and the non-dual state, to name a few. The world we perceive depends upon our state of consciousness. Different states not only perceive different worlds, they bring them forth, co-create them, and have a hand in their very texture. Change our consciousness, and we change our world.

    In addition to states of consciousness, there are stages of consciousness. What is the difference? States are temporary, stages are permanent. Stages are the way evolution catapults over chaos and into increasing spheres of organization and inclusion. A simple, typical example would be the way atoms form molecules, which form cells, which form organisms. Each of those is a stage, and each stage transcends and includes its predecessor, so that evolution is a series of nested spheres or holons—wholes that are parts of larger wholes, indefinitely it seems.

  • No, they are separate, evolving personalities. There is a similarity of teaching styles because Dr. Williams has worked with Bart for so many years. Bart’s path is to be fully spiritual, awakened and on a path of enlightenment. The marriage between Dr. Williams and Bart has lifted Bart to greater heights of spiritual wisdom and understanding. How could such an intimate relationship of such long standing not cause the personalities to seem as one?

  • The moment Bart wakes up he finds his way to his meditation chair. He is well seated and established in his meditation practice. Spending three to four hours a day in trance one could say is deep meditation as well.

  • This is a complex question and with multi-layered answer. At times Bart has a conscious awareness of where he has traveled. Often the trance is a like a deep sleep. He experiences different states, which may include the subtlest of subtle. Sometimes he feels deep healing. Dr. Williams has the ability to speak to the client and teach Bart simultaneously, which he sometimes does. Also Bart travels to inner universes. He has experienced the teachings of great beings. And he has experienced the universe as three-dimensional and multi-dimensional.

  • In the beginning it took ten to fifteen minutes. But spending more than half his day in trance, Bart has now spent more than half his waking life in trance. This discipline and focus have brought great spiritual merit and it now takes only a minute or two. What sets Bart apart is that he maintains this meditative state between client sessions. His schedule never changes, and all of his appointments over twenty years have been at exactly the same time. This supports continuity, discipline, and focus, allowing him to enter and come out of trance with ease.

  • Dr. Williams tells us, “If we have ordinary thoughts we will have ordinary experiences, and live an ordinary life. When we lift the mind above the ordinary, we experience our own greatness.” What you will receive from your session depends on your commitment, what you put into your questions, and your willingness to evolve!

  • It can be either draining or rejuvenating, and it requires awareness and consciousness on Bart’s part to maintain balance in his life. The greatest obstacle he faces is the winter months in Toronto. Our body is a temple, and the combination of cold weather and lack of sunlight affect Bart in an extreme way. After more than twenty years, one could say Bart found his groove when he found Puerto Vallarta.

    Kundalini resides in our inner temple and it is a condensed, primal force, similar to the potential energy found in matter. The Sushumna nadi, the most important of all the nadis, is the central channel of Kundalini in the body, extending from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. In the warmth, the mountains, and most of all, the sacred energy of the ocean, seawater, and beach sand, the spinal fluids of the Kundalini awaken and expand. Bart is most grateful for this nourishment, which has assisted him to move forward dramatically in his evolution.

  • Yes, some people spend half of their session or more doing energy work with Dr. Williams. Dr. Williams is pure Consciouness. He borrows Bart’s body but resides in pure Shakti. He is a spiritual entity. It can be healing on different levels to sit with Dr. Williams.

  • Bart did not decide to become a deep trance channeler; life decided that he would become one. Sometimes we take an action that directly changes our whole life. At other times life opens doors and presents itself quite differently than we imagined. This is what happened to Bart and he views it as a gift that has lead him to a life with deep meaning and purpose.

  • There are many reasons, and the underlying theme is that they are looking for information to make sense of their world. The human struggle can at times be overwhelming. Dr. Williams is able to help us to understand from a higher perspective what is happening and why in our lives. He showers us with compassion and goes to the root of any trouble. People feel understood and are lifted from chaos to clarity. People come to learn. As Dr. Williams says, ”Knowledge liberates us; it assists us to lead productive and integrated lives.”

  • Channelling is a gift that has been developed by Bart but we are all capable of channelling to various degrees. Bart and Dr. Williams bring forth a unique love and clarity that few others have achieved. Through Bart’s spiritual merit and intention to offer wisdom only from the highest form of consciousness he has allowed Dr. Williams, a being who has completed the human journey, into his life.

    Both Dr. Williams and Bart have chosen to offer their services for the upliftment of humanity. They show the way beyond the limits of our conscious mind and into a larger awareness. This offers a perspective we may never have dreamt possible.

    In channelling Dr. Williams, Bart brings into this reality the potential for inner growth that might otherwise take lifetimes to achieve. This opportunity is for individuals who are ready to make changes in their lives or want to understand more fully what is happening to them.

  • It is no doubt an extraordinary experience to sit with Dr. Williams in person. However, neither the information transmitted nor Dr. Williams’ profound insight is lost in a telephone session. Dr. Williams speaks with individuals from all over the world, and more than a quarter of Bart’s practice is by telephone. Local executives, mothers, and others with time or weather constraints choose the convenience of a telephone session.