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How Can the Darkness Awaken You?

Many spiritual and shamanic traditions have used meditations in pitch darkness as a method of healing, transformation and awakening. How can this simple technique be a catalyst of transformation? If we take a look at the chemistry of the brain …

Darkness: Return to the Source

I have chosen a life of adventure. I have stayed with tribes in longhouses in the jungle, trekked across deserts on camelback, slept in caves, camped for weeks on uninhabited islands…all of which have brought much richness to my life …

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Taoism in a Nutshell

What is a spiritual system? I see it as a kind of map which we can use to navigate Reality and guide our way through life. Just as there are different kind of maps, there are different metaphysical systems. They …

Opening up into Safe Space

When I was first attracted to Tantra, one of the main appeals was that I saw a path that seemed to be able to help me open up. Open up my barriers, open up my heart, open my sexuality, open …

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Divine Desire

Desire. It’s the big one in spirituality. Most paths recommend to avoid it altogether…overcome desire, avoid temptation and then you can Realise. . So the monastic life is designed to reduce desire by eliminating temptations altogether. When you have no …

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All is Divine…and yet…

All is divine… ….and yet…. …why doesn’t it all feel divine? We hear this statement “everything is Divine!” and yet something about it is hard to digest. When we see war, sickness and suffering it is hard to say “it’s …

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Tantra: a Path of Meditation

What makes tantra a spiritual path and not just another type of sexual exploration (not that there is anything wrong with mere exploration!). But Tantra is a spiritual path, not a sexual path….so what makes it so? Meditation. A fundamental …

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Recipe for Returning

This is a simple recipe for any time you feel disconnected and yearn to “return”. Return to peace, Return to your true nature, Return to the Source. You can think of this recipe as a way to plug in, tune …

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Why Worship?

Worship is an interesting phenomenon…it can be almost a dirty word in many new age spiritual forms, and with good reason…We have all seen religious worship that is coming from a place of separation: I am not God; God is …

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Karma-Balanced Business

In many spiritual circles business has become a dirty word. But perhaps it is not business itself, but the way it is done that had fallen out of alignment. A typical modern business attitude is seeded in the belief of …