Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Tree of Life and the Serpent

Tree and Serpent- A Global Story of Shared SYMBOLS.     ‘’Prayag was viewed as the navel of the earth… just like Eridu, Delphi or Cuzco: the site of the primordial Mound which rose out of the waters……Here was an

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Asoka and Akbar ~Exemplary Syncretists

Dharma Chakra – the Wheel of Dharma   Came across these two chaps again in recent reading and thought I’d put together a few details about their lives …..mainly because of their commitment to religious pluralism, an attitude that certainly

Posted in Buddhism, Oddities, Uncategorized, Yoga

Gopi Krishna ~ Kundalini

Gopi Krishna (1903 – 1984) was an Indian who, after many years of intense meditation, experienced a kundalini awakening in 1937. It took 12 years for him to stabilise this experience, and those 12 years he described as alternating between ”sensations

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The Fallen and their Followers..

The Followers and Their Fallen 🙂     It is better to do one’s own duty, however defective it may be, than to follow the duty of another, however well one may perform it. He who does his duty as

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One World Religion?

“The religion of the future will be cosmic religion. It will transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology.” (Albert Einstein) So. What do we have in common, eh? Here we all are…quite the raggle-taggle assortment of metaphysical pilgrims! Look

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Magical Thinking

”If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort, you will get neither comfort nor truth and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair” C S Lewis I have a

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Prehistoric Goddess Worshippers

”The Goddess does not rule the world…She is the world”. (Starhawk – activist and witch) ”In the beginning, people prayed to the Creatress of Life, the Mistress of Heaven. At the very dawn of religion, God was a woman. Do you remember?”

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Pop Your Frontal Lobes

Just a quick skip through some stuff The Amygdalae are almond-shaped groups of Neurons, one in each brain hemisphere, located about an inch in from the temples on each side of your head. The Amygdala is tied up both with

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The Taint of Madness

Crazy Gnarls Brakley I remember when,  I remember I remember when I lost my mind There was something so pleasant about that place Even your emotions have an echo in so much space And when you’re out there  without care

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What Is A Soul?

Traditions on the soul vary around the world and through time. I find this interesting – that we most of us agree upon the existence of some animating force, some spark…and yet at the most fundamental level we disagree as

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Conspiracy versus Divine Plan

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench. Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner. Do

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Blow your Mind

”Words!                                   The Way is beyond language,                                  

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The Prostitute and the Brahmin

  This is a retelling of a parable I have always liked ~ The Prostitute and The Brahmin. Once upon a time, a long time ago, there lived a very learned Brahmin. He was well versed in the scriptures, perfect in

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Impermanence

Precious time is slipping away But you’re only king for a day It doesn’t matter to which God you pray Precious time is slipping away It doesn’t matter what route you take Sooner or later the hearts going to break

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Existentialism

Since water still flows, though we cut it with swords, And sorrow returns, though we drown it with wine, Since the world can in no way satisfy our cravings, Let us loosen our hair tomorrow and go fishing. –Li Po

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