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
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Mantra yoga goes hand in hand with the Vedic sciences as well as Tantra, but it has been practiced in many forms by multiple cultures throughout the world. Gregorian chants are also a form of mantra, meant to elevate the consciousness. The Vedas (Rig Veda, etc.) themselves are mantras, and those who chant or sing them are said to achieve ultimate union with Supreme Co 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
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