Monthly Archives: January 2016

From sunrise to sunrise

Remember the feeling you had the first time you managed to tie your shoe laces all by yourself? The butterfly knot held fast even after you tested the ends with suspicion. That original mastery vibrated with such intensity that its

Posted in Oddities, The Shrine of Eris, Uncategorized

Ruth’s Cat

RUTH’S  CAT.     Pedro was crunching an apple as he sauntered across the meadow towards the top of the lane. He had this way of eating stuff that was all tongue and jaws and action – you could see

Posted in Art, Books and Literature, Oddities, Uncategorized

Aghoris ~ Wandering Bone People

Whose house do you live in? In the house of Sethaji. That house is going to collapse. Let it collapse. What does it matter? I will go elsewhere. (Dattatreya)   The Aghoris are a sect of Shiva worshippers who live

Posted in Oddities, Uncategorized, Yoga

Morphic Fields and Social Change

New systems should show an increasing tendency to come into being the more often they are repeated. They should become increasingly probable; they should happen more easily as time goes on. For example, when a new chemical compound is synthesized

Posted in Oddities, Politics, Uncategorized

Glencar Waterfall

Glencar Valley The Waterfall Mad trees hanging over steep side of mountain Some more mad trees The lake down below in the valley behind mad trees Er..hello. Coming back down from top of mountain Outside my door. …the Flowers ARE

Posted in Oddities, Uncategorized

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy works on the principle that the myofascial fibres get bunched up in certain places and create hard nodes of tension, which results in referred pain. I have found it an invaluable tool over the years. It doesn’t

Posted in Health and Healing, Uncategorized

Goddess Never Not Broken

A reblog from The Goddess of never not broken. by Julie Peters You know that feeling when you have just gone through a breakup, or lost your job, and everything is terrible and terrifying and you don’t know what to

Posted in Uncategorized, Yoga

Adyashanti ~ Selling water by the river…

Quotes from some body else…’cos that’s how i roll, baby. Great collection of writings from Adyashanti at ….dun dun dun…. Selling Water by the River Many seekers do not take full responsibility for their own liberation, but wait for

Posted in Uncategorized, Yoga

A Gift of Dhamma from Ajahn Chah

I came across this nice essay from Ajahn Chah. I will post some excerpts and you can check out the whole lot here… Ajahn Chah was a Theravadan Buddhist teacher. This is the ”narrower” path than Vajrayana or Mahayana.

Posted in Buddhism, Uncategorized

Basic Buddhist Meditation for Disatisfaction/Suffering

From BASIC BUDDHIST MEDITATION FOUR TRUTHS • Dissatisfaction (suffering, difficulty, discomfort) arises. • Dissatisfaction is caused by struggling (a.k.a. craving, attachment, reactive emotion). • Dissatisfaction can be ended. • The path to end dissatisfaction is bringing attention and skillful

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Red Dakini ~ Vajrayogini Dakini are described as women who fly, she who moves in space…sky dancers. The name originally came from the Tibetan word ”Khandro”. Dakinis are said to be the embodiment of Intuition. The space they fly through is the Shunyata..the

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Basic Income

  Basic Income is a form of redistribution of wealth along egalitarian principles. The concept, though older, was outlined in the 18th century in the philosophy of Thomas Paine, one of the founding fathers of America, who believed that Inheritance

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized

Ego ~ Some Yogic Perspectives…

‘’That which appears without only appears because it exists within.’’ (Shaivite maxim) ‘’What is not here is nowhere.’’ (Visvasana Tantra)   Ego is a word or concept that is bandied about quite frequently and I thought I would do some

Posted in Uncategorized, Yoga


TATTWAS   Tattwa is a Sanskrit word composed of two syllables – Tat, which means ‘that’ and Twa, which means ‘ness’. So, taken together the two syllables mean ‘that-ness’. More concretely, the word means ‘Element’. Tantra claims that all matter is composed of

Posted in Uncategorized, Yoga

The Koshas

The Koshas KOSHA is a Sanskrit word meaning ”sheath” or ”dimension” The concept of the Five (Pancha) Koshas comes from Vedanta. Vedanta is a system of knowledge based on the Upanishads – those writings which came after, and often interpreted,

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Yamas and Niyamas

    Patanjali wrote the Yoga Sutras around 400 BC, although this date is much debated. With this he formulated practices that had long been in existence.     In the Sutras Patanjali outlines the ”Eight limbs” of Raja yoga. The first five

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Moola Bandha ~ the Root Lock

MOOLA BANDHA – the root lock   Moola Bandha is a useful technique on many levels. On the one hand it is a powerful technique used, preferably under the careful guidance of a teacher in the practices of Kriya Yoga,

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