The Hand as Instrumentum Magicum – Five spaces of sacramental embodiment | Excerpt from Entering the Desert: Pilgrimage to the Hinterlands of the Soul

“Lead me from unreal to the Real,  Lead me from darkness to light, Lead me from death to immortality.”  –  Brihadaranyaka Upanishad   Upon entering the inner desert of the soul and navigating the outer desert of the world, the concepts of “mind” and “body” dramatically expand and are symbolized by the magical instrument of…

The Reward of Refusal – Ayurvedic Insights into Discrimination on the Path

The ancient Indian system of medicine Ayurveda has much to offer the modern world. Ayurvedic texts such as the Ashtanga Hridaya and the Charaka Samhita are filled with extensive commentary on human suffering, pathology and disease and are a veritable treasure house of healing wisdom which can assist in the transformation of outdated western allopathic…