Into the Realm of Bliss and Wholeness with Sacred Sexuality
Sacred Sex Art from Khajuraho, India
Sacred sexuality has had a great deal of press in recent years however with new avenues of research and new understandings, these ideas are spreading within the wider community. There are those who continue to disparage this work, but they are an increasing minority.
It is hoped that the casual reader may get that sexuality has nothing to do with morals or social rules, it is more to do with a divine connection which occurs in the hearts of lovers and is fuelled by real intimacy and sex is only a part of that conversation.
Sacred sexuality is not about having
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With dignity and self determination
George woke up feeling pleased to be alive, he slid back the blankets, swung his feet to the floor and as usual Kate who had also woken began verbally itemising the things she wanted to happen that day. George had long ago learned not to comment, he walked to the window and drew back the curtain allowing the room to fill with the morning light.
He sat on the bed, gave his wife a good morning kiss and told her that mow the lawns before lunch as it was one of the tasks that he had agreed on yesterday and Kate itemised moments ago as a reminder. He had not forgotten even though she often
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Hare Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Hare
Celebrating Krishna by OmerArt
Introduction: Iskcon may be seen as a way of seeing life, a philosophy or a belief system that has manifested within what is referred to as Hinduism. Lord Krishna whom is celebrated was an actual person who lived some 4000 years ago and he promoted the idea of Bhakti (devotion) as a means of spiritual survival during a dark period of history.
If you have heard the mantra Hare Krishna, Hare Rama. Rama is also a historical figure who fulfilled his duty to society even though his life was made exceedingly difficult by the political climate in which he lived.
Iskon began five
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Sexuality and the human condition in spiritual context
By Gauri Mataji Devi
Many people have heard about the Kama sutra, but generally the ideas that circulate are rather distorted, vague and confused by ignorance and prejudice. Such prejudice is mostly due to the cultural superimposition of layers of prude bigotry and self-righteous moralism brought by iconoclastic Islamic dominator’s and later by Victorian British Christians.
Enforced by the abrahamic invaders, the wholesale condemnation of the intrinsic beauty and joy of the natural form and activities of the body, effectively destroyed the Vedic expressions of beauty and joy, or covered them with the thick plaster of shame.
And that’s not simply a manner of speaking: plaster physically obliterated
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The controversial yogi
Osho was born 11 December 1931 and departed this life 19 January 1990
Born Chandra Mohan Jain, and like a chameleon, Osho was known as Acharya Rajneesh during the 1960s, as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh during the 1970s and 1980s and as Osho from 1989. Over his lifetime, he became an Indian mystic and spiritual teacher (guru) with a large international following.
As a professor of philosophy, he travelled throughout India in the 1960s as a public speaker and his outspoken criticism of socialism, Mahatma Gandhi and institutionalised religions which made him controversial. He also advocated a more open attitude towards sexuality: a stance that earned him the sobriquet “sex guru” in the Indian and later international press.
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Symptomatic of disease and not the real problem
If you think for a moment that of all the people on this planet we call Earth, on this planet that we are entirely dependent for our continued existence, and the fact that we have no idea what we are doing here beyond survival and a few trivial pursuit’s, a third of the worlds population is always hungry and malnourished.
In the Western world we have the increasing problem of homelessness and this is symptomatic of a civilisational disease and the only cure or solution to this problem is by healing the problems within civilisation.
The problems within civilisation have been developing, festering over thousands of years and are not new. The
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A foundational practise
Most people understand that activities go better with some planning and while some things that occur spontaneously can be brilliant, some can go horribly wrong. Meditation grounds us in a reality that leads to a harmonious life and success.
Whatever we do, we want to be successful but sometimes the best planning and our most sincere actions don’t always result in success. But if we look at some of the people who meditate, they range from executives within the world’s most successful companies to ordinary people who want to achieve the best out of life.
Many meditators say that meditation is actually instinctive and this is borne out by the fact that usually before we commence any
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When he said “Ignorance is a Cause of Suffering?
Buddha is one of the most remarkable men in recent history. He was born between 600 and 700 BC* and is renowned as the first person who clearly defined the nature of suffering, then described the steps to be taken to end suffering.
There are two primary levels of suffering, there is the individual suffering the doubt and confusion of one’s own mind and emotions as well as the pain or discomfort in one’s own body. Then there is a collective suffering that is experienced by communities.
The suffering that we experience within ourselves and the suffering experienced by our wider community, (including all the wars and famines in the
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Why I the Reason?
Humans have been using drugs throughout all known history. Almost every culture tested the properties of almost every plant in substance within its domain. Some plants /substances produced fatal results, but some produced therapeutic results and became medicines while others produced results that we refer to as ‘mind altering’.
In hunter gatherer communities, one of two people would take a drug and to gain insight as to where to find food, or solutions to the problems they were experiencing. Often this person was the Shaman who was not always a male in every culture.
The use of drugs like cannabis, mescaline and ayawasca were tools for those special occasions as was alcohol. But it was alcohol
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A smart choice for smart people
Those first signs of slipping memory or dementia can be a little alarming – especially if you know the dreariness of that route. You may first see it in your 40s, or even younger, with memory loss symptoms like slower facial recall or where you left your keys.
What groceries were you supposed to buy? Wait – you forgot your grocery list at home. Memory loss really hits home at times and it can be both sad and lonely – to say nothing of the decrease in productivity at work or the effects on family and friends.
While it’s normal to forget things on occasion, it’s a pattern to watch. The makers of Brain
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