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Embracing the Spiritual Power of Menstruation

Embracing the Spiritual Power of Menstruation

In the world as we know it today, that certain time of the month sends convulsing shocks of pain to women worldwide, both physically and emotionally, and sends men running for the hills. It’s hard to imagine a time when menstruation wasn’t such a taboo. Yet, our ancestors saw it as a powerful natural process. Most words meaning menstruation were synonymous with sacredness, the supernat... »

What the Mayan Zodiac Signs Speak about Your Personality

What the Mayan Zodiac Signs Speak about Your Personality

“Mayan Astrology offers a perspective on human existence not found elsewhere.” ~ How to practice Mayan Astrology, Bruce Scofield & Barry C. Orr The Mesoamerican or the Maya civilization, like many indigenous tribes, studied the movement of the sky, its influence on earth and how the planetary movements affected our moods, behavior patterns and personality traits. They meticulously recorded the... »

Ancient Civilizations: The Theories of Atlantis and Lemuria

Ancient Civilizations: The Theories of Atlantis and Lemuria

Lemuria The continent of Lemuria, though largely discounted by the theory of plate tectonics and the existence of other sunken continents still visible on the silty bottom of many oceans, lives on in people’s dreams. The Native American Indians have been said to be descendants of the Lemurians, as are certain tribes in Turkey, the Aboriginals and the population of Madagascar. Believed to be locate... »

One of the First Off-Grid Communities: Jesus and the Essenes

One of the First Off-Grid Communities: Jesus and the Essenes

“Their persuasion is not based on birth, for birth is not a descriptive mark of voluntary associations, but on their zeal for virtue and desire to promote brotherly love.” ~ Philo of Alexandria After the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered near Khirbet Qumran in the West Bank Jerusalem between 1946 and 1956, there emerged a whole wealth of information on the religious beliefs of Second Temple Judaism... »

5 Wiccan Tips to Manifest Your Desires

5 Wiccan Tips to Manifest Your Desires

“Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz Perhaps the reason why many of us look outside; to books and friends, to mentors and peers to give us the tools to create a healthy routine and the means to begin manifesting the life we want is be... »

The Sacred Spiral: Labyrinths and the Path Towards Wholeness

The Sacred Spiral: Labyrinths and the Path Towards Wholeness

“The point of a maze is to find the centre. The point of a labyrinth is to find your centre.” The ancient symbol of the labyrinth, being both the spiral and the circle wrapped into one, has long since represented wholeness. Looking like something between a human brain, a map and a maze, the labyrinth is anything but; not a puzzle to decode, but the beginning and the end all rolled into one. Labyri... »

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The Trickster-self: Playing Like you’re Not God

“The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow, and loses today… The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.” ~ Seneca You can don the mask of the Sacred Clown, the Rainbow Warrior, the Disaster Shaman, the Peaceful Warrior, or the Infinite Player, but “can” is too far in the future. It’s too much hinged on Tomorrow, and not enough anchored to Now. If you’re ... »

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Ho’oponopono ~ The Hawaiian Art of Healing

“But the truth is it only has to reach you, through me, as we are all one and it all happens inside.” ~ An excerpt from preface by Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, author of Zero Limits and Hawaiian shaman and healer. The state of absolute ‘stillness’ known as ‘Shunyata’ in Buddhism is where you are devoid of any thoughts, simply ‘empty’ like a glass without water, no movement, no r... »

Jailbreak 101: Three Types of Prisons and How to Escape Them

Jailbreak 101: Three Types of Prisons and How to Escape Them

“On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge maximum security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jailbreak.” ~ Robert Anton Wilson The intelligent thing to do is to figure out what is a prison and what is not. Some seemingly free spaces are actually disguised prisons. This is especially the case in a system that calls itself a democracy (rule by the people) but is actually a plu... »

The Story of The Garden of Eden: True or False?

The Story of The Garden of Eden: True or False?

“Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. 22 of these are equally matched. The exception, pair number 23, the sex chromosomes, are matched in the female (XX) and mismatched in the male (XY). We say mismatched because the Y-chromosome is shorter than its matching X-chromosome. The Y-chromosome has been called the male chromosome and the X-chromosome has been called the female chromosome. These names ar... »

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