Yearly Archives: 2015

White Stag and The Female Deer

This symbol of the White Stag has been cropping up for me again lately, and is one that has been with me a long time, so thought I would do a post on it. It is not specially about Deer

Posted in The Shrine of Eris, Uncategorized

Mineralogy Porn

When I found a picture recently for a post of this Rose Quartz Geode…… which I think is utterly gorgeous… I started looking at other stones…in a mineralogical porn sort of way. My God! What art the earth throws up!

Posted in Oddities, Uncategorized

A Parable of the Gunas

A brief summary of what are Gunas first….. They mean Threads or Primal Energy Flows. There are three ~ Sattwa, Rajas, and Tamas. We are always being affected energetically speaking by these ”flows”. I will put in a more detailed

Posted in Uncategorized, Yoga

Yeshe Tsogyal ~ Mother Buddha

Yeshe Tsogyal is known as Mother of Tibetan Buddhism. She was the consort of Padmasambhava, the Indian tantric teacher who brought Buddhism to Tibet. She was born into a royal family in about 757 AD. She is often equated with

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Alkalising the Body

Here is a non-complete list of ways to alkalise the body…there are more, but these are the first to consider… Drink enough bland fluids, i.e. water or herbal tea Take the juice of half a lemon every morning first thing

Posted in Health and Healing, Uncategorized

Parvati

Contemplation of the aspects of various Goddesses can be helpful to the female when she is establishing a concept of her self as the Sacred Feminine. The Divine Feminine archetypes we have grown up with and that have been customary

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Boann

Bóann is a River Goddess of the Tuatha de Danann from Irish Mythology. Her mother was told to be Danú, the great Mother Goddess; her father, or Grandfather, was the Sea God, Manannan Mac Lír. Her story mirrors that of the

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Durga

DURGA An archetype, according to CG Jung is ‘’an irrepresentable, unconscious, pre-existent form that seems to be part of the inherited structure of the psyche and can therefore manifest itself spontaneously anywhere, at any time’. Durga is a major form

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Tara

”Homage to White Tara, a Female Buddha exquisite with youth, Radiant as the eternal snows in all their glory, She sits on a white lotus and a silvery moon, Indicating fully developed compassion and knowledge’.’ (Dalai Lama) White Tara is

Posted in Goddess, Uncategorized

Prana Shakti

Hands down my favourite form of the Goddess – full description available at http://www.scribd.com/doc/53835690/Tattwa-Shuddhi from where I take the above screen shot and the  following extracts……. ”In tattwa shuddhi, kundalini as prana shakti is symbolised as a beautiful goddess. This system

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Chinnamasta

Chinnamasta   One of the 10 Mahavidyas, which are aspects of Shakti. Mahavidya means great knowledge. The 10 Mahavidyas are central to the Shakta aspect of Tantra. Their names are Kali (Time); Tara (Star);  Tripura Sundari (beauty of the 3

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Saraswati

Saraswati Archetypal Goddess   May Goddess Saraswati,  who is fair like the jasmine-colored moon,  and whose pure white garland is like frosty dew drops;  who is adorned in radiant white attire,  on whose beautiful arm rests the veena,  and whose

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Pema Chodron ~ Lean In

(Art ~ Olga Klimova)   Lean into the sharp points and fully experience them. The essence of bravery is being without self-deception. Wisdom is inherent in (understanding) emotions. Pema Chodron ~ “…feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and

Posted in Buddhism, Uncategorized

Spain Turns Left

Spain Turns Left. With all the fear-mongering about the rise of the right in Europe, it is interesting to see that the people of Southern Europe are turning to the left to combat the rise of global corporatism. It is

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized

The Five Slogans of Machig Labdron

The Five Slogans of Machig Labdron The Buddha prophesied: “When my teaching is thin like a tea leaf, the embodiment of the Great Mother, whose name is Labdrön will come and her activity will be far reaching. Anyone who is

Posted in Buddhism, Uncategorized

Bodhisattva Never Disparaging

We should not look down on ourselves. We should not see ourselves as worthless and always withdraw into the background (Master Guishan) The story of the monk called ”Bodhisattva Never Disparaging” comes from the Lotus Sutra. It was this monks

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Sakti Yoga Philosophy ~ Swami Sivananda Saraswati

Edited Extracts from http://www.dlshq.org/download/lordsiva.htm By Swami Sivananda Saraswati The power or active aspect of the immanent God is Sakti. Sakti is the embodiment of power. She is the supporter of the vast universe. She is the supreme power by which

Posted in Uncategorized, Yoga

The Heart Sutra

gate, gate, paragate, parasamgate, bodhi, svaha! Going Going Always going beyond to the other shore Always becoming awakened So be it!

Posted in Buddhism, Uncategorized

Zenrin Kushu

Zenrin kushu is ”a text of Japanese zen, the title of which means ‘Anthology of Passages from the Forests of Zen’. This two-fascicle work was first assembled in the medieval period by the Rinzai monk Tōyō Eichi (1428-1504), but did not see publication until

Posted in Buddhism, Uncategorized

Psychic Relaxation with Mantra ~ Instructions

Otherwise known as Yoga Nidra with Ajapa Japa Extracts from http://www.yogamag.net/archives/2005/dapr05/orjap.shtml Ajapa Japa The sadhana of ajapa japa is as old as the Upanishads. In some of the Yoga Upanishads such as Yogashiksha, you will find certain passages and stanzas

Posted in Uncategorized, Yoga
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