An unconventional offering of ascendant Tantric poetry inspired by Rumi. Enjoy.
If civilization exists by geologic sanction then I am the bubbling hot springs of alchemy, anything but civilized. I will gurgle and ooze, like a baby’s coo or a weeping wound, the stunning snail-shine of a lover’s wet kiss on a barren bosom. I will scream. I will whisper. But my totem is standing – still.
I comply to the winds o Read More
Shamanistic Cave Paintings
Yoga science is possibly the remnants of ancient shamanistic practices. Its miscellany have been excavated in Greenland, Siberia, Nepal and Kazakhstan. It has been around since Paleolithic times. The yogis in the ancient Himalayas were essentially seeking to strip themselves of their limited perception. This is the way of the shaman. Fusion with the natural world is a means to strip away Read More
Head, Heart & Hands
“There’s a Divinity that shapes our ends,
Rough-hew them how we will.” – Hamlet, Shakespeare
I call on my own guru’s wisdom, the founder of the Bihar school of yoga, to address this interesting question which has come up in the life of a dear friend, as well as my own. Swami Satyananda told us in his integral approach to yoga that, “we must use the qualities of head Read More
Could you exist on a few pieces of fruit, and a small glass of water every day and feel fully, essentially alive? Advanced yogis and arhats have been learning to live on less for centuries. While development of siddhis, or special powers, are not the true aim of a yogic path, they are the amazing by-product of clearing the body of all samskaras, and allowing the subtle energy of a realized being to shi Read More
The PC Muscles
This posting isn’t meant to belittle the practice of yoga or to try to stuff it into a nifty tantric box, but the orgasm of yoga, the ‘yogasm,’ has been experienced by enough practitioners to be given some more scrutinized attention. With a sense of humor, I offer, also that scrutinium (the latin root for scrutiny) rhymes with perineum, a set of muscles we will explore more fully to understand Read More
Within western societies’ Judeo-Christian programming, the sacred and profane are usually kept in their tidy corners, far from mixing in any context or imagery. We were taught to see sexual activity as either purely procreational or lude, never holy. While the roaring sixties and the dawn of a sexual revolution did much to change attitudes in the US, it is still rare to find cultural references to both div Read More