What is Tantra Yoga? Definitely Orgasmic, But Not Sexual
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev (2013)
Question: What is tantra exactly? It is said that in the tantric tradition, when the relationship between the guru and shishya becomes intimate and sacred, there could be a closeness that could even be sexual. The shishya-guru attraction – as evident in the Krishna-gopi tradition of amorousness – might manifest as sexual union. So what is tantra really and how does it relate to our sexuality?
Sadhguru: Unfortunately, in western countries, tantra is being presented in such a way that it is supposed to mean uninhibited sex. It has been so badly misinterpreted. This is because books on tantra have been written by people who just want to sell books. They are not tantrics in any way.
The word “tantra” literally means a technique or a technology. This is an inner technology. These are subjective methods not objective methods. But in the current understanding in society, the word “tantra” refers to very unorthodox or socially unacceptable methods. It is just that certain aspects are used in a certain way. It is not any different from yoga. It is a limb of yoga called tantra yoga. Continue reading
The Universe Has Three Souls
Notes on Translating Akan Culture (1)
By Phil Bartle, Journal of Religion in Africa, Volume XIV, Number 2, 1982, pp 85-114
THE CULTURE HAS THREE ELEMENTS
The Twi word usually translated as “culture” is amane, but I soon discovered it meant only traditional customs and rituals. Its meaning is equivalent to high culture of western society: ballet, coronations and the fancy wigs of high court judges; it includes drumming, dancing, etiquette and dress in priests’ and chief’s courts. Culture means all learned human behaviour, high and low. To be learned, culture must be transmitted by symbols, and it is those symbols to which we now turn. Names of people, group identity and behaviour rules such as food avoidances, rites recognising status changes, and the assumed characteristics of colours, are some of these. What is significant in the examination of the ways these signs are used is the reflection of the tripartite cosmology (mentioned above) in these symbols.
Let us begin with labels: how do Akan people get names? Red: Naming is not matronymic in this Continue reading
This was last year’s page that got pulled. I updated it somewhat, and not much more than that. A new page is due, but I do not feel like it. So, out goes the pulled page. 🙂
Introduction to the Root of the Sacral Issues
Last year I noticed that many of my root chakra issues had been sorted out to satisfaction. Some problems I had for many years. I had worked hard to get a better standing over them, and was ready to let them go. I had made a conscious effort to cut back my physical desires and wants, so I could come to stand to see what it was that I needed to be able to function better.
I complained about it (unfair, unfair, so unfair) but I did make the effort, and several major struggles came to a satisfying end. The residue issues, I dealt with as I moved along to deal with the next Continue reading
Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt, Awakening the Healing Power of the Heart
By Nicki Scully & Linda Star Wolf, 2007
The Glossary of the Gods
A Guide to the Sacred Neteru of Ancient Egypt
In this glossary we present the neteru in the order that they appear in Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt. The first part of each description is based on our direct phenomenological experience of these powerful deities. We follow our own understanding with a few brief comments on generally accepted history and interpretations for each deity.
0. The Dove: Initiate/Innocence/Trust
The Dove represents the reader as the archetypal principle of the innocent initiate who responds to the call to enter these mysteries. The Dove trusts his or her own inner knowing in the face of the powerful transformational forces encountered on this path. The initiate carries an olive branch as an offering of peace and to honor each of the neteru that are our guides throughout the journey. Continue reading
Chapter 3 Text 12
istan bhogan hi vo deva
tair dattan apradayaibhyo
yo bhunkte stena eva sah
In charge of the various necessities of life, the demigods, being satisfied by the performance of yajna [sacrifice], will supply all necessities to you. But he who enjoys such gifts without offering them to the demigods in return is certainly a thief. Continue reading
Today is October 31st, Halloween as most of us know it, but its original name was Samhain. On November 1st is Day of the Dead.This is the time when the veils between the two worlds, that of the living, and that of the dead is extra thin, although we’ve been told this veil had come down long ago.
The veil which separated the two worlds is non-existent. At these special times during the wheel of our year, we are reminded that we walk together as one, living, and non living, with our Galactic families, our guides, and angels, for we are all one…
The Day of the Dead —
Celebrating Those Who Have Passed
By Erin Dragonsong, 2014
Piercing the Veil: How to Connect to the Spirit Realm
By Deborah King, 2014
Blurred Lines Between Worlds
Autumn is a time of transition, a time when the leaves change color, when the clear skies of summer become filled with rolling clouds, and the days begin to get darker earlier. The winds of change are in the air, and these visible forms of transformation on display from Mother Nature are a good reminder that there are other blurred lines occurring right now as well: between the living and the dead, between your body and your soul, between Heaven and Earth.
Spirit Invitations Continue reading