Tantra: Uniqueness as a Path to Awakening

So many times we hear the saying “I am awake” as a way to refer to us as more illuminated, saintly, holy…but do we really know what it is that we are saying? or have we; like many so called masters; fallen pray to the spiritual ego and the false idea of dissolving the ego….…… Continue reading Tantra: Uniqueness as a Path to Awakening

Understanding Occultism

Whenever the word “occult” or “occultism” is mentioned, for the most part, the reaction is one of fear or sarcasm. This is due to either ignorance, false ideas based on the media/Hollywood or an erroneous interpretation on the the subject. The word occult comes from the Latin word “occultus” which means hidden; in other words,…… Continue reading Understanding Occultism

Sophia: A Gnostic and Psychological Perspective

Sophia is the Greek word which means “wisdom”. Although we often use the word wisdom as an attribute, within the philosophical, religious, Gnostic and occultist circles, Sophia is divinity. Hagia Sophia is one of the most renowned churches in the world, it was built in the 6th century, and was originally Christian but later become…… Continue reading Sophia: A Gnostic and Psychological Perspective

Quantum Physics’ Correlation to Mysticism & The “Occult”

Today I would like to write about a subject that in many ways fascinates me….Quantum Physics. Before I start this article, I would like to point out for sake of argument that when reading this piece, the word “Occult” simply means “hidden”. It has no correlation to superficial or misleading connotations regarding anything malevolent. Now…… Continue reading Quantum Physics’ Correlation to Mysticism & The “Occult”

The Incognisable: Rumi, A Story Of Love

Although in the west the word “Guru” has become synonym with “expert”, “master”, “influential teacher”; in its origin, it means “guide” or “mentor”, and although at first glance many would say mentor and teacher are the same, etymologically based on their Latin roots, they are not, but that is a subject for another day. A…… Continue reading The Incognisable: Rumi, A Story Of Love

Understanding Muladhara

Today I will share a bit of an extract from “Tantric Sexuality” (coming out this summer). Muladhara is the first chakra and its awakening is very important because it is the seat of Kundalini and it is the seat of huge tamas. All passions and desires are stored in Muladhara, as well as all guilt,…… Continue reading Understanding Muladhara

Reflection #11 :Compassion Over Self Righteousness

Lately there is much division over various topics, it seems the more people think they know what is good for others, the more passive aggressive or outright aggressive attitudes take place masqueraded under the saying “because I care”. Anyone who tells you we are not facing division, hasn’t seen the number or people whose PTSD,…… Continue reading Reflection #11 :Compassion Over Self Righteousness

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