Spirituality

Death and the Great Transformation: Three Versions of Dying

Death and the Great Transformation: Three Versions of Dying

Dying is a mystery, and many of us fear it. But, much like the thrill of discovering self love, death and our relationship to those hours slipping towards darkness (or as is more famously known as, ‘out towards the light’,) becoming familiar with and meditating on how we feel about our own deaths can be a huge release. It’s like coming face to face with ourselves and finally giving ourselves the p... »

Shamanic Evocation and the Power of Animism

Shamanic Evocation and the Power of Animism

“Shamans… Those ecstatic technicians of the sacred.” ~ Erik Davis The shamanic dance over the abyss is a cyclic donning and discarding of archetypal masks, an evocative rendering of otherworldly rapture made worldly. The shaman is a sacred conduit, the impossible bridge between thought and imagination and back. The shaman reveals the power between worlds, unveiling God. Indeed, stripping God naked... »

3 Tarot Packs to Awaken the Magician Within

3 Tarot Packs to Awaken the Magician Within

“I feel that it is vital that we all re-open our spiritual gifts and open up to the voice of the Divine.” ~ Doreen Virtue Although the pack of the Tarot (also known as trionfi, tarocchi and tarock) began in the mid 14th century as a game of cards, by the late 18th century and ever since it has been a favorite tool of divination and a way to seek one’s own advice through the law of attraction. One ... »

6 Quotes from Rumi to Inspire Devotion and Creative Love

6 Quotes from Rumi to Inspire Devotion and Creative Love

“Rumi was an evolutionary thinker in the sense that he believed that the spirit after devolution from the divine Ego undergoes an evolutionary process by which it comes nearer and nearer to the same divine Ego.” – Wikipedia Perhaps the less explored and associated with the mystical side of Islam is the incredibly awareness-inducing poetry of the Sufis. One such Sufi – perhaps the most famous... »

The Six Realms of Samsara in Tibetan Buddhism

The Six Realms of Samsara in Tibetan Buddhism

The Realm of Beings in Hell: Naraka-gati/Jigokudō Yes, even Buddhists believe in Hell, and their notion of it is no less torturous and fiery than the Abrahamic religions depict it to be. This is the intense experience of suffering that we might go through as a human but all in the physical form; hunger, thirst, dismemberment and pain. However, some teachers such as Sogyal Rinpoche, writer of the T... »

5 Ways to Awaken the Master Inside of You

5 Ways to Awaken the Master Inside of You

“A master awakens the master in others.” ~ Matt Kahn I have yet to come across one teacher on the spiritual journey that has not at one time been a student. In fact, it’s the discovery that there is so much that is not known and so much to be learned that inspires most of us to start our spiritual journeys in the first place. The countless questions and thirst for more understand... »

The Power of Ritual and The 24 Hour Qi Cycle

The Power of Ritual and The 24 Hour Qi Cycle

“Whenever I light a candle in my home I send blessings and protection to those I love, to the world for peace and for my home to be filled with love. What rituals do you have and what rituals can you change?” ~ Michele Knight As most of us should know by now, the power of ritual or the microcosm is an essential thing to change if we are wishing to change the larger ritual of our lives, the macroco... »

Lao Tzu and the Wisdom of the Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu and the Wisdom of the Tao Te Ching

The Problem of the Word “The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao The name that can be named is not the eternal name” Paradoxically, all religions seem to be aware of this having been formed around the teachings of a prophet who became enlightened and comprehended the nature of existence and called it God, yet were unable to pass on these teachings without using the questionable and wholl... »

Satori – The Zen Concept of Enlightenment and Self-realisation

Satori – The Zen Concept of Enlightenment and Self-realisation

“You and I sip a cup of tea. That act is apparently alike to us both, but who can tell what a wide gap there is subjectively between your drinking and my drinking? In your drinking there may be no Zen, while mine is brim-full of it. The reason for it is : you move in a logical circle and I am out of it.” ~ Introduction-Zen-Buddhism, D.T. Suzuki In Zen Buddhism, Satori is ‘a glimpse of truth’ or a ... »

Three Ways to Become One With Your Higher Self

Three Ways to Become One With Your Higher Self

“Pain is inevitable, Suffering is optional.” ~ Haruki Murakami OK, I know. Functioning on a low vibration is just so much easier. Why take on more, your soul in perfection, your supposed destiny when you can sit back and coast? Being inert, static… no stagnant is just so satisfyingly anti-life. It’s a rejection of life and the gift you have been given. Better settle for that. It should be en... »

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