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pathology and disease and are a veritable treasure house of healing wisdom which can assist in the transformation of outdated western allopathic…

Bhairavi, The Fierce One – Merciless Pathways | Names of the Dark Goddess

“She exists in the forms of sleep, lack of memory, illusion, and dullness in creatures immersed in the illusion of the world, but among the Yogis She becomes the power that destroys all thoughts, indeed Samadhi itself!”  – Ganapati Muni – “He who by discernment has effaced all objectivity is one established in the Reality…

Transmission: Trance Realities

“Nine tenths of the news, as printed in the papers, is pseudo-news, manufactured events. Some days ten tenths. The ritual morning trance, in which one scans columns of newsprint, creates a peculiar form of generalized pseudo-attention to a pseudo-reality. This experience is taken seriously. It is one’s daily immersion in ‘reality.’ One’s orientation to the…

Danger is a Very Rare Commodity

One of the most interesting entries found within the pages of “Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai” is as follows: The Way of the Samurai is found in death. When it comes to either / or, there is only the quick choice of death. It is not particularly difficult. Be determined and advance. To say…

The Ritual of Life – A Pathway to Return

The world is filled with magic if one has the eyes to see. Nuances of color and light reveal their cosmic whispers as the seasons ebb and flow, luscious fertile essences are manifested in the waxing and waning of the moon and the rising and setting of the sun. The systole and diastole of the…