It has been a long time since I last attempted to use Feng Shui (meaning Wind and Water) to ensure I would use the rooms in my house to their utmost function. I put in a lot of time to master the craft, but it turned out to only work for a little while. It was the change more than anything else that helped to get a better flow of chi in the rooms. To keep that flow, I would have to keep changing the set-up over and over again. I chose to put my Feng Shui books to a side.
As I am now mindfully letting go of many books from my material library, I came across a Feng Shui book that I had not read before. I opened it up for old-time’s sake. The clear description of the elements, made me pause in my intent to discard the book. I noticed that I still like Feng Shui, even if Feng Shui does not want to cooperate with me. Instead of diving back into Star numbers and so on, I was to use the information on the elements. Hereby, it is added to my on-line library.
From Feng Shui From Scratch
By Jonathan Dee, 2001
The Five Elements
In western mystic traditions there are said to be four elements. These are Earth, Water, Air and Fire, Continue reading
As I receive warm encouragement from travelers who went before me, I continue my journey to master astrology. Master astrology? Well, at least be able to understand posts from those travelers that discuss houses, planets and other occult (hidden in plain sight) symbols.
It had been the same old “I always wanted to learn that, but…” for me. So, I finally got my but out of the way, and am learning it. Slowly. Very slowly.
As if Western astrology is not enough of a mind-bender, I eagerly continue my dive into the world called Vedic astrology (jyotisha) as well. I came upon a lecture on the houses, and called upon my inner Tehuti to allow it to make sense to me. For some reason it always comes down to ever more homework, but this time around I found the homework quite easy. Maybe because I cut it in half.
From Lesson #5: The Essential Meaning of the Houses (Bhavas)
By Vaughn Paul Manley, 2004.
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The Houses – The Twelve Locations in the Sky
A house is a place of residence. In astrology, the houses, also called the “Bhavas” in Sanskrit, are the Continue reading
On top of everything else that I study and practice on my Fool’s Journey, I also want to learn more about astrology. Of course, with the goal of connecting all I learn to the major chakras. For now there is little to connect, as I have no idea what people are talking about when they refer to signs and planets in houses, ascendants, and so on. As my sites show, it is seems clear that I am ruled by Mercury, but this Fool wants to know why. Let me start explaining to myself what ‘they’ mean by houses.
From The Guide to Astrology; Understanding the secrets of the stars and planets
By Lori Reid, 2008
A horoscope, literally meaning “a picture of the hour”, or a birth chart, is a diagram that represents the Continue reading
Like many people (okay, mostly guys) I had avoided sushi for twenty nine years. I knew that Deinse said she liked sushi and they threw me. How could a Vegan eat, much less [enjoy], sushi? Well I was feeling adventurous and wanted to do something special for Denise and told her that we would go out for sushi (but only if she wanted to, we didn’t have to if she wasn’t in the mood…). She was up to it but assured me that the sushi place had stuff on the menu that wasn’t sushi. Maybe it was my sense of adventure or maybe I just didn’t want to wuss out but I decided right then and there that by god I was gonna eat me some sushi. I was further emboldened by that fact that the crab in some of the rolls was actually the fake crab meat so it was not raw. To trim a long story down a bit, I ate sushi, I liked it.
Now there is a negative about sushi (I know, only one?) and that is the cost. For us at least, going out Continue reading
By Vedic Knowledge Online
Prana is a Sanskrit word for “life air” or “life force”. In China it is known as cchi, in Japan as ki, in Polynesia as mana. It is present all over the universe both in macrocosm (space) and microcosm (bodies of living beings). Its proper flow in our bodies assures their healthy state.
Prana is a subtle material energy arising from rajo guna. It works as an interface between gross and subtle body, enabling all the psychophysical functions (i.e. animation – from Latin “anima”). This sometimes leads to confusion of prana with jiva. Although they are very closely connected, prana is witnessed by the jiva which is floating in prana in the heart cavity. Continue reading
The Eighth Chakra
The Pathwork Healing Series
By Tom DeLiso / Hermes Trismegistus.
Note: You may find this on line article a bit technical, however I have posted it on the website to assist healers in this area. It also contains some useful information for the casual reader.
The first of the spiritual chakra, numbered eight, sits above the 7th chakra about two feet. It is the energy center of divine love, of spiritual compassion and spiritual selflessness. It also is the chakra that holds your karmic residue — those energy patterns that you have held on to for more than one lifetime. When the eighth center begins to open up and expand, a new spiritual awareness begins to take shape. The individual begins to sense himself or herself as part of a larger community of people. Continue reading
The 42 Negative Confessions – E.A. Wallis Budge
From Rosicrucian Digest, No. 1, 2007
One of the best-known sections of the Book of the Coming Forth by Day (The Book of the Dead) in the Papyrus of Ani is the Negative Confession. The forty-two Gods and Goddesses of the Nomes of Egypt conduct this initiatory test of the soul before the scale of Ma’at. In this translation by pioneering Egyptologist E. A. Wallis Budge, we hear the initiate’s assertion of blamelessness before the Court of Osiris. For clarity, divine names and city names in parentheses have been added to the 1895 text of Chapter 125 from Budge’s 1913 edition. Continue reading