Hello! I am Tomaj.
I started NOEMAYA, a blog devoted to nonduality, in the fall of 2014 to share the echoes of a nondual, spiritual breakthrough in my life and to explore ways in which spirituality can come into and shape our everyday life. You can find in this YouTube video an account of my experience of nonduality.
NOEMAYA, a blog for sensitive souls and fellow life travelers, strives to spread the word about the presence of an eternal center, a source of infinite bliss and wisdom, that lies in the heart of every human being. If you are seeking to find a meaning for your life or find joy in little things, then you’re in the right place. Here, and together, our journey is to find the extraordinary that is at the heart of the ordinary.
In this blog, you will find topics from western and eastern philosophies to sacred and secular spiritual traditions, quantum physics and metaphysics, psychology and personal development, and all things that in one way or another encourage us to reconnect to our Higher Self and live meaningfully and authentically. In short, NOEMAYA is a portal to Perennial Philosophy.
In case you’re curious about the name NOEMAYA: I created this name by combining the two words Noema and Maya. Noema is a philosophical term for “meaning” and is used in phenomenological philosophy to refer to the world as an intention of consciousness. Maya, in Indian philosophy, refers to the universe as the field of appearances or the illusion of material existence. So, NOEMAYA is a name for Reality as a whole which is nothing but a meaning-appearance that is at once projected and experienced by consciousness. It is the one word that captures the essence of nonduality for me.
A bit more about me…
I am a graduate of the University of Maryland in theoretical physics. After graduation, I published my first book in 2014, titled “Nondual Perspectives on Quantum Physics,” which is about the uncanny similarities in quantum physics, nondual spiritual traditions (Advaita Vedanta), and the transcendental philosophy of Edmund Husserl. This book is the first volume of a series of short books devoted to nonduality and the nature of consciousness.
I am also a mathematics and physics teacher. In my spare time I play classical guitar and enjoy my swim practice. For me, playing music and swimming are the two most blissful ways of practicing nonduality at the level the body and the mind.
Welcome to NOEMAYA!