Spirituality

Our First Winter Solstice Celebration

Our First Winter Solstice Celebration

  2015 would be the first year we would put concentrated effort into celebrating Winter Solstice and more importantly, explaining the meanings and symbols of the season. We decided to keep the celebration low-key with an emphasis on understanding all the ritual and symbols behind […]

The Benefits of Meditation

The Benefits of Meditation

Starting your own personal meditation practice doesn’t need to be a cumbersome process. Just make sure you’re sitting properly in a posture that’s right for you (make sure your spine is straight the whole time) and focus on your breathing. Don’t focus TOO hard on […]

The Great Work and The 6 Realms of Suffering

Yoga studios and alternative healing centers are finally becoming popular in my city. I’m pretty stoked about this development – I am always looking for fellowship in these sorts of practices so that I can build tangible knowledge and meet people who perhaps share the […]

Through Proust, I Deliver My ‘Self’

“Know thyself.” The concept of ‘self gnosis’ has been around for ages but it’s apparent to me that we fail to realize our own potential. Firstly, it’s important to understand the concept of ‘gnosis’. The word is of Greek origin and is defined thusly as […]

For Whom the Bell Tolls

‘For whom the bell tolls’ is a phrase originally used by John Donne in “Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, Meditation XVII: Nunc Lento Sonitu Dicunt, Morieris” in which he also uses the now-famous quip: ‘No Man is an island.’ The entire mediation reads: No man is […]

Ethics and Thelema

The other day my Qabalah teacher was unable to make it to our monthly discussion session since he just recently opened a new yoga and reiki studio in El Paso and had some classes to attend to. He called me up a few hours before […]