Yearly Archives: 2016

The 24 Teachers of Dattatreya

Dattatreya was a mythological deity or sage. He was said to be an avadhoot, or complete renunciate, wandering naked in the world. He is usually represented with 3 heads as he is also said to be an incarnation of the

Posted in Yoga

The Self Forgets Itself

The self forgets itself as a frantic dog in a glass temple barks himself to death; as a lion, seeing a form in the well, leaps on the image; as a rutting elephant sticks his tusk in a crystal boulder.

Posted in Poetry, Sufi Wisdom, Uncategorized

Hakuin (and the Butter Visualisation)

Hakuin Ekaku 1686 – 1769 (Self Portrait) ”If you forget yourself, you become the Universe.” Hakuin heard about Hell when he was a small boy and decided to become a monk to avoid it. While a young monk he heard

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The Answer ~ Robinson Jeffers

The Answer Then what is the answer?- Not to be deluded by dreams. To know that great civilizations have broken down into violence, and their tyrants come, many times before. When open violence appears, to avoid it with honor or

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized

The ‘Bad Cholesterol’ Myth

We are told there are good and bad types of cholesterol. HDL is the ‘good’ type and LDL is the ‘bad’ type, and if you get a cholesterol test the medical people look at the LDL levels and sometimes shake

Posted in Health and Healing


The Aghora Vimalananda explains to Robert Svoboda about Shakti….and Maya ~ You must try to understand that Maya can exist only where there is duality. The universe is full of pairs of basic principles: male and female, positive and negative, active

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First They Came For Assange ~ Yanix Varoufakis and Srecko Horvat

This is a good video. It’s blooming long and there is nothing new to learn for those who have been awake, but it is still a good video. Made last week at a conference to mark Assange’s 4th year of

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized

MEND ~ Metabolic Enhancement for NeuroDegeneration ~ A Protocol to Prevent/Heal Alzheimers

This program has been trialed on very few people but the results are incredibly promising. Every person on the trial had huge improvement. It avoids Drug treatment. In short it incorporates much of the lifestyle wisdom that is generally known.

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Tesla and Twain

Nikola Tesla, writing about Mark Twain. “I had hardly completed my course at the Real Gymnasium when I was prostrated with a dangerous illness or rather, a score of them, and my condition became so desperate that I was given

Posted in Books and Literature, Oddities, Uncategorized

Triphala ~ Ayurvedic Tonic

The word Triphala means Three Fruits. Triphala is recommended and used more often than any other Ayurvedic herbal formulation. It is popular for its unique ability to gently cleanse and detoxify the system while simultaneously replenishing and nourishing it. It

Posted in Health and Healing, Uncategorized

I sense there is this mystery ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

I sense there is this mystery: All life is being lived. Who is living it, then? Is it the things themselves, or something waiting inside them, like an unplayed melody in a flute? Is it the winds blowing over the

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized

The Kali Yuga : Dicing With Death ~ Gwendolyn Taunton

Short extracts from an article available to read HERE. One of the most well-known cultural imports from India that has exerted an influence on Western thought is that of the Kali Yuga. The reason for the popularity of this subject in

Posted in Uncategorized, Yoga

The Unborn ~ Bankei Yotaku

Not angry when abused, not happy when praised, a great blockhead of the universe! Going along as circumstances carry me—north, south, east, west, without hiding my ugliness and clumsiness between heaven and earth. Zen Master Bankei Yotaku (1622-1693) Bankei built

Posted in Buddhism, Uncategorized

John Pilger ~ Silencing America as it Prepares for War

Returning to the United States in an election year, I am struck by the silence. I have covered four presidential campaigns, starting with 1968; I was with Robert Kennedy when he was shot and I saw his assassin, preparing to

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized

Emanation in Kashmiri Shaivism

These are short edited extracts from a text by Daniel Odier available here. The extracts describe one view of emanation from Pure Consciousness (Shiva) to all we see around us. I use the word Emanation, meaning to ”flow out from”.

Posted in Uncategorized, Yoga

Shabkar ~ Hints on Meditation

Shabkar (1781 – 1851) was a famous Tibetan hermit and yogi, who was particularly known for his advocacy of vegetarianism and an utterly simple life. His biography shows him going through very human struggles. Because he spends so much time

Posted in Buddhism, Uncategorized

The Universe (Embryo in the Womb) ~ Rumi

What if someone said to an embryo in the womb, ‘Outside of your world of black nothing is a miraculously ordered universe; a vast Earth covered with tasty food; mountains, oceans and plains, fragrant orchards and fields full of crops;

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized

The Laughing Heart ~ Charles Bukowski

your life is your life don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission. be on the watch. there are ways out. there is a light somewhere. it may not be much light but it beats the darkness. be on the

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized

Padampe Sangye ~ Hundred Verses of Advice

If you’re not free now, when will you ever get to be free? People of Tingri, your chance to eat comes only one time in a hundred. Padampa Sangye was a Buddhist mahasiddha of the  Indian Tantra movement who transmitted many teachings to Buddhist

Posted in Buddhism

Out of the Void ~ Paramhamsa Tewari and Space Energy

“The universal matter is created out of prana since prana is aakaash in motion, and aakaash is the primordial superfluid substratum of the universe.” ~ Paramhamsa Tewari Trailer for a movie/docudrama released in March 2016 which includes Tewari’s work can

Posted in Back to Eden, Oddities, Uncategorized
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