Spirituality

Mystic Warrior Practice – Relationships

Last time we looked at practices for the shadow and how to recognise projections that cause problems in your relationships. In this post we explore the nature of love and how to bring spiritual practice into your most significant relationships, including deep friendships, partnerships, and family. Everyone lives in a network of relationships of varying… Continue reading Mystic Warrior Practice – Relationships

Astro Journal · Mythology

Zodiac Myths: The Story Behind Libra

Leaving the virgin to her rituals, we reach the balance of the year and the halfway point of the zodiac. Libra marks the point of the autumn equinox (in the northern hemisphere) when the days and nights are of equal length. As a cardinal air sign, it seeks to bring harmony through judgement based on… Continue reading Zodiac Myths: The Story Behind Libra

Film & TV · Mythology

Wonder Woman: the Descent and Return of the Goddess

In the post on Aries Myths we met the Sumerian battle goddess Inanna: a fertility goddess and force of nature with roots that extend back into prehistory. She’s not a figure you would expect to pop up in a Hollywood movie, but then along came Wonder Woman. Unlike many superhero movies, it isn’t afflicted with… Continue reading Wonder Woman: the Descent and Return of the Goddess

Mysticism

Characteristics of Mysticism, Part 4: Method of Love

Last time we looked at the practical spiritual activity of mysticism in the first two characteristics. In part four, we continue the extracts from Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill, and explore the third characteristic: the importance of Love. Extract: “(3) The business and method of Mysticism is Love. “Here is one of the distinctive notes of… Continue reading Characteristics of Mysticism, Part 4: Method of Love

Buddhism · Meditation

How to Meditate: Tonglen

Tonglen is a Tibetan Buddhist practice of meditation. The word means ‘giving and taking’, or sending and receiving. The practice involves taking in the suffering and pain of others, and then breathing out love, compassion and understanding. It’s a powerful practice that uses visualisation to help you develop compassion and unconditional love for all. The… Continue reading How to Meditate: Tonglen