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The Legend and Symbolism of the Magical Phoenix

October 19th, 2017|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

 According to tradition . . . only one Phoenix at a time could live in our world. Its true home was Paradise, a land of unimaginable beauty lying beyond the distant horizon towards the rising sun. Nothing dies in Paradise, and here was the crux of the bird’s dilemma. After a thousand years had passed, the Phoenix had become oppressed by the burden of its [...]

Prana: The Foundation and Essence of All Life

October 18th, 2017|Categories: Consciousness, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , |

Prana is energy, vitality, power. Prana is the foundation and essence of all life; the energy and vitality that permeates the entire Universe. Prana flows in everything that exists. Furthermore, Prana is the connecting link between the material world, consciousness, and mind. It is what makes life on the material level possible. It regulates all physical functions, for example, the breath, the supply of oxygen, [...]

Shamanism, Addiction and the Hole in the Soul

October 17th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , |

Nature abhors a vacuum. Those of us who are all too familiar with drug addiction are also all too familiar with the “hole in the soul”. It can’t even be called a concept; it’s beyond that. There’s usually no other way to describe the agony that’s brought a resounding fair portion of us to that point where we turned to drugs to try to fill [...]

Sacred Snuff Hape (Rapé) – An Amazonian Medicine

October 15th, 2017|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , |

The Hape (Rapé) snuff (Tobacco Snuff) is sacred and legal medicine from the indigenous people of the Forest…. It is said to heighten the awareness and the senses, clear and align your mind and instinct, intuition and help promote cleansing of the body and soul. Drives away the dark thoughts and bad vibrations and in general, makes you a better person. Used only with moderation, in [...]

Heart Chakra and the Alchemy of Love

October 14th, 2017|Categories: Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , |

The fourth chakra (heart chakra) is that of the heart center. It serves to remind us that there is an Alchemy of Love that exists inside and around us. In fact the, Yoga Sutra spell out for us in Chapter 1.3: “United in the heart, consciousness is steadied, then we abide in our true nature, joy. The expansion of this joy is infinite love, which [...]

Japa Meditation – What Is It And Its Benefits

October 13th, 2017|Categories: Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , |

When you are bogged down with workplace woes, family problems, or any upcoming hurdle in life, what is it that offers a soothing relief from the worries? The answer is meditation! Meditation is thought to be a powerful and effective method to help your mind focus, connect to the inner self and combat stress. From kids to the elderly lot, billions of people from all [...]

Why is Music Important to Our Lives?

October 12th, 2017|Categories: Knowledge, Music|Tags: , , , |

It’s a question which makes us dig deeper into who we are. “ Why is music important to human beings?” Maybe it’s just like breathing. Although music is an art form, it’s so much more than that. It reaches places where no ordinary mode of speech can travel, and it brings out things that we never knew existed within ourselves. It is almost as if [...]

Mimosa Hostilis: Traditional Uses

October 11th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , |

Mimosa hostilis is a variety of mimosa tree that is native to the Amazon basin in Brazil and can grow as far north as southern Mexico. Traditionally used for leather tanning, dyes, and religious ceremonies, the bark, and roots of this tree have been used by native Central and South Americans for a long time. Although it contains a hallucinogenic compound, Jurema compounds, like many [...]

Simple Practices To Transform Negative Energy

October 10th, 2017|Categories: Consciousness, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , |

Have you ever walked into a room and sensed the negativity or hostility of another person? Or have you ever felt angry at someone secretly, all the while acting like everything was ok? Whenever we interact with others in the physical world, an invisible exchange of energy is taking place too. We may see a smile on the face of someone listening to us, but [...]