Tag: Mythology

7 Signs You May Be a Trickster God in Training

“The trickster is not a trickster by nature. He is a trickster by necessity.” ~ Malcom Gladwell Boundary dweller. Faux shadow. Periphery keeper. Curious catalyst....

The Roots of the Devotional Chant Govinda Jaya Jaya and its Spiritual Meaning

"Victory and salutations to Govinda Gopala who is the Lord of Radha." ~ Indian devotional Chant, Govinda jai JaiI The symbolic love between Lord Krishna,...

The Inverted Tree and the Mystery of Reversed Kundalini

“We are composed of agonies not polarities.” ~ James Hillman The Inverted tree (arbor inversa), rooted in the heavens and flourishing earthward, is an archetypal...

Living On Purpose: 4 Ways to Create Meaning in a Meaningless Universe

"All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells are within you." ~ Joseph Campbell All the heroes, all the villains, all the light and...

Fox Medicine: The Power of Camouflage, Shape-shifting and Resurrection

“As soon as the generals and the politicos can predict the motions of your mind, lose it. Leave it as a sign to mark...

Mythos and Ethos: A Hero’s Journey

"When you see a new trail, or a footprint you do not know, follow it to the point of knowing." ~ Sioux Proverb Mythology has...

Four Shamanic Questions to Reanimate the Soul

“In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four...

Joseph Campbell’s Four Basic Functions of Mythology

“It would not be too much to say that myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into...

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A Look at the Powerful Practice of Walking Meditation

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7 Signs Your Chakras are Out of Balance

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7 Buddhist Koans and Their Meanings

Buddhist koans also called Zen Koans are a guiding light in the darkness of life. They have been used for centuries by Zen teachers...