One of the (many) extremely moving concepts (so far) for me in the Metu Neter is that pertaining to coordinating breathing with contracting of the perineum as a means to manifest the aureat (third eye). Let me give the background. 11 years ago, I was a afrocentric christian who had dallied with Islam (the kind that carries around the African Heritage edition KJV with a couple Final Call tucked inside) After the MMM I underwent a spiritual journey during which I read the bible while fasting a few days at a time and endeavored to gain my own understanding. At the time it was made clear to me that God was internal, not external, as I read literally John 14... John 14 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake. 12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also, and greater works than these shall he do, because I go unto my Father. I had read that verse as a child but now it registered something entirely different...afterwards I made an attempt to live as Christ-like as possible, to connect with the internal God as best I knew how...including an attempt to fast for 40 days (didn't quite make it, but that's another story). To the point, during that attempted fast, a new world of spiritual phenomena was opened to me, and I gained knowledge from other spiritual people without exchanging words. One of these, was the practice of coordinating contracting the perineum with exhaling. This was communicated to me by my father and by a few of the elders at more than one of the churches I would attend on occasion. Nothing said or written was used to communicate this, and for a while I thought my fasting must've been driving me nuts. But on too many different instances in completely separate environments I was able to see/hear/feel the impact of me doing this (via the reactions of women sitting near me). I never brought this up verbally to anyone, didn't see the need to, since it wasn't brought up verbally to me. But reading an almost verbatim pattern on pg. 241 of Vol. I Metu Neter was an eye opener as I didn't know this was also part of yoga and really thought it was one of (several) things learned during my fast which I should keep to myself. But it brings me to question whether it is possible, probable even, that many black folk who have never heard of the Metu Neter nor studied ATR are as capable of spiritual elevation as those who have. Is there justification for assuming we know where one sits the hierarchy of spiritual mastery...especially based on their belief system. Is the Metu Neter A way, or THE way?