MAKING LENT ENJOYABLE

FIRST THINGS FIRST Just smile. It sounds like some new wave “positive vibes only” head trip but it’s not. Your body releases three different hormones when you smile- dopamine, endorphins and serotonin. You don’t need a PhD to know that these chemicals send signals to your body that you’re happy which, in fact makes you […]

HOW TO MEDITATE ON THE SENSES

CONCENTRATION Concentration is the ability to channel our physical, mental, or spiritual energy to obtain a specific goal. Physical concentration consists of channeling all of our muscular energy in that part of the body- arms, shoulders, legs, whatever- which is about to be used. Yoga and Qigong practices combines this form of energy to awaken […]

LETS TALK ALCHEMY 2- THE HOLY TRINITY

In our last chat together on Salt, Sulfur and Mercury we talked about how alchemists viewed our consciousness. We took a look at our triune natures- mind, body and soul- and briefly mentioned how they connect to the Divine. Today, I’d like to elaborate on the alchemical concept of Divine creation. To the left is […]

THE PARADOX OF A TWO FOLD NATURE

The whole reason mystics, esoteric thinkers, hermetic philosophers and the like speak on polarity is because understanding that everything we like and dislike varies by degree is the best way to break up our black and white thinking. Once we are able to understand how subjective these labels created by society actually are we can […]

THE POWER OF IMAGINATION

“The true imagination leads life back to its spiritual reality, & then it takes on the name of meditation.” -Paracelsus For those of you not in the know Paracelsus is alluding to our ability to use our objective faculties to visualize. Visualization meditation is a powerful tool for inner transformation- Think Cloud of Unknowing, Metta […]