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Yin-yang Dynamics: Explaining Jung’s Anima Animus

“The Hindus say that without Shakti, the personified feminine life force, Shiva, who encompasses the masculine ability to act, becomes a corpse. She is the life energy that animates the male principle, and the male principle in turn animates action in the world.” ~ Clarissa Pinkola Este. According to Carl Jung the psyche was composed of three components: the ego, the personal unconscious and the c... »

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An Aghori’s Path to Enlightenment

The 1000-year old Hindu sect that challenges traditional religious beliefs and follows an unconventional, radical path to enlightenment, the Aghoris. Death, their spiritual teacher; the cremation grounds their home and Shiva, their God, the destroyer and the embodiment of death. Aghoris believe that Shiva induced the best and worst of the world and nothing is profane, everything is sacred for them... »

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The Relation Between Long Hair & Extrasensory Perception

We are conditioned to think that hair styling is important and how it makes a cool fashion statement. But in olden times it was a different story. An interesting find revealed that long hair in men was actually related to consciousness or the sixth sense. Does that sound alarming? Lets delve a bit more into this topic. During the Vietnam war, special forces in the war department had sent undercove... »

Rediscovering the Goa Magic

People often remark in despair that Goa has lost its magic, even we did on our trip in 2007. Like a writer once said, “Its sold its soul to charter flights and overdevelopment.” But this time on our holiday to Goa we discovered parts which are still pristine and beautiful, untouched by group tourism and reminiscent of the good old Goa. Join us as we relive those ‘Susegad’ d... »

Mauritius: A Jewel in Indian Ocean

Last week my colleague, Zubin, traveled to Mauritius, the little jewel of an island in the Indian Ocean. The turquoise blue and green water, covered all around by coral reefs, the palm-fringed beaches and sun-kissed sands, Mauritius has always been a popular destination for many. It’s a picture perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and recharge. Zubin was kind enough to share some of the pictur... »

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