Understanding Gnosticism & Its History

In the past years, people have become more familiar with the terms Gnostic or Gnosticism; however, most people don’t know much about them and their history. Today I would like to share with all of you a bit about Gnosticism. It is often said Gnostics were a heretical minority sect which disappeared at the beginning…… Continue reading Understanding Gnosticism & Its History

Reflection #5: Suffering

Suffering changes you; if you let it, those changes can be fuel towards something good or they can destroy you. Unfortunately we are often raised being taught to focus on being kind and loving towards others first; since young we are taught our emotions, wants and likes are secondary. Although many parents mean well, without…… Continue reading Reflection #5: Suffering

Vindicating Sensuality & Sexuality

For centuries various religious institutions or patriarchal moral dogmas have diminished the beauty and power of sexuality, reducing it to pornographic animal lust or for reproduction alone; in other words, when it comes to sexuality stagnant dogmas have reduced human beings to basic animals– they are either to exploit themselves and others or they feel…… Continue reading Vindicating Sensuality & Sexuality

Understanding Nietzsche’s Eternal Return.

It takes a strong philosopher to grab ancient teachings and present them in such a way that these teachings have been propelled all the way to our current times; that philosopher was no other than Friedrich Nietzsche. His philosophy on the eternal return was based on ancient Gnostic and Alchemical teachings, and although most people…… Continue reading Understanding Nietzsche’s Eternal Return.

Understanding the Magician Archetype

According to Carl Jung, the magician is the most powerful archetype; he is the bearer of knowledge both ancient and new. He promotes advancement in this world thanks to his ability to confront and embrace his shadow, therefore acquiring true wisdom; wisdom not based on theory only but experience. The Magician archetype is synonymous with…… Continue reading Understanding the Magician Archetype

Letting Go of Masks: Understanding Perceptions

Our perceptions determine how we see the world and our response to events, people, etc. Our perceptions can change over time, depending on our circumstances or our own level of growth; are we healing ourselves or running away from anything that may feel too painful or threatens to shatter our preconceived ideas? Our world is…… Continue reading Letting Go of Masks: Understanding Perceptions

Kundalini Rising

People often hear about Kundalini; seeing images of it on manuals, books, etc. Often people associate Kundalini with yoga yet such association is quite superficial. In a previous article titled “Kundalini Yoga”, I explained a bit further what real Kundalini Yoga entails and why most people should not attempt to awaken the Kundalini without proper…… Continue reading Kundalini Rising

Sacred Sexuality Part II: Objective And Cultivation

From ancient times and within every culture, sexuality was considered Sacred; that is, because of all the capacities we as human beings can develop, the only thing capable of creating life is sexuality. We can witness how Sacred Sexuality was to our ancients by studying their cultures and the vast numbers of sexual rites found…… Continue reading Sacred Sexuality Part II: Objective And Cultivation

Sacred Sexuality Part I: What is Sacred Sexuality?

Sacred sexuality nowadays is often confuse with what is modernly called conscious sexuality; although similar there are important distinctions. Conscious sexuality is a path of self-knowledge and empowerment, which helps to live sexuality more freely (this does not imply promiscuity, it rather focuses on discarding the guilt most people feel when exploring their sexuality). Conscious…… Continue reading Sacred Sexuality Part I: What is Sacred Sexuality?

Life and God According to Spinoza

Baruch Spinoza was a Dutch philosopher of Portuguese origin. He was one of the early thinkers of the enlightenment and modern biblical criticism, including modern conceptions of self and the universe; he came to be considered one of the great rationalists of philosophy. As a rationalist, he was a member of the philosophical current which…… Continue reading Life and God According to Spinoza