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Moksha and Dharma

Morality has a bad name in certain contemporary circles. Rules, restrictions, tired old dogmas, the famous “thou shalt nots . . . “ All this jars against modern ideas of liberty, where free spirits follow their own inclinations first. What role could such narrow and rigid anachronisms have in genuine spiritual practice? This is indeed the age of moral relativism . . . continue reading

Patanjali's Conception of the Mind

What is yoga? Despite the current popularity of yoga practice, few people, when pressed, seem capable of providing a satisfactory answer to this question. The complexity, subtlety and paradox inherent in the ancient tradition does not lend itself to an easy answer. At the beginning of the Yoga Sutra . . . continue reading

Realising the Body of Light

Lord Shiva, the lord of yoga, is a great master of the dance. Tradition says he dances every evening on Mt. Kailasa, to relieve the suffering of embodied creatures and to delight the other deities who gather at his feet. He also dances at the heart of every subatomic particle--just as he dances with the quasars and the stars. Minute flashes of energy  . . .  continue reading

Liberation: What are We Really Seeking?

We live in strange times. Forty million westerners practice the ancient Indian art of yoga, a practice dedicated to world transcendence and Self-realisation. These contemporary yogins, the vast majority of them focused exclusively on the physical practice, have generated a billion dollar industry . . . continue reading

Yoga and Childbirth

Yoga creates balance in all. Heart and mind. Body and spirit. Masculine and feminine. Sun and moon. In the sacred act of creation, the energies of Shiva and Shakti unite, giving birth to the entire manifest world. Pure consciousness and creative energy producing infinite forms . . . continue reading

Buddhism and Childbirth

If there are as many schools of Buddhism as there are Buddhist teachers, and if the Buddha gave 84,000 different teachings (understanding as he did the variety of human nature) the Buddhist message remains . . . continue reading

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From Equinox to Equinox
March 2024
My latest predictions

As 2024 begins, it’s fruitful to recall the Saturn-Jupiter Conjunction of 2020, because it inaugurated a major shift, a turning-point in history, which will come into clarity better with a bit of distance. It was a triple-conjunction occurring at the winter solstice, so extra powerful. The previous triple-conjunction in earth occurred in Virgo in 1980-81, inaugurating the Information Age . . .  Read article on blog