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Rene Guenon’s Critique of Theosophy

A presentation based on the book by René Guénon – Theosophy : History of a Pseudo-Religion. Including contextualising material bringing the story of Theosophy, it’s teachers, doctrines and influence into recent times. Music – The Spirit of Russian Love by

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized, Videos, Western Mysticism, Yoga

Father and Mother

  http://somathread.ning.com/groups/yoga-and-tantra/forum/father-and-mother The quotes on the home page over the past few days were written more than 1500 years apart. The first is ascribed to the anonymous author(s) of the Chandogya Upanishad in the 8th century BC – ”We should

Posted in Uncategorized, Yoga

Para-Sympathetic and Sympathetic Switching

These are my own observations. They may not hold for everyone. I am not an authority for anyone, except myself. But I thought to share these observations as they may be of benefit or interest to someone else. In my

Posted in Uncategorized, Yoga

Akka Mahadevi ~ Female Devotional Poet

12th Century Poet. Married to a King when young, Akka Mahadevi rejected life in the palace and left to become a naked wandering mendicant. Her life was devoted to Shiva.  I have fallen in love, O mother with the Beautiful

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized, Yoga

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

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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

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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”.

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