Film & TV

Chocolat: Healing the Past and Making Life Sweeter

A perfect example of Taurus on film can be found in Chocolat, a light-hearted fable that makes your mouth water just watching it. Like all good films, it’s about many things: religious belief v atheism, feminism, inclusion, temptation, and what it means to live a good life. It’s a tale of freedom and longing, forgiveness… Continue reading Chocolat: Healing the Past and Making Life Sweeter

Astro Journal

Neptune in Pisces: Disillusionment and Transcendence

Neptune entered Pisces in 2011 and the world has been floundering in confusion and madness since. Along with Pluto’s transit through Capricorn, this is a profoundly important time in our collective evolution. If we get this wrong, we could spin off into a pretty dire future so it’s worth taking the time to understand what’s… Continue reading Neptune in Pisces: Disillusionment and Transcendence

Dark Night of the Soul

Resources for Surviving a Dark Night of the Soul

Welcome to the resources page for surviving the dark night of the soul and spiritual emergency. You’ll find links to advice, articles and inspiration to help you cope when spiritual crisis threatens to overwhelm you. Bookmark this page! Spiritual Emergency Resources Beyond Meds – alternatives to psychiatry, integral holistic well-being Biology of Kundalini – Comprehensive material on… Continue reading Resources for Surviving a Dark Night of the Soul

Dark Night of the Soul

I surrender my spirit like grapes to his trampling…

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The grapes of my body can only become wine
After the winemaker tramples me.
I surrender my spirit like grapes to his trampling
So my inmost heart can blaze and dance with joy.
Although the grapes go on weeping blood and sobbing,
“I cannot bear any more anguish, any more cruelty!”
The trampler stuffs cotton in his ears: “I am not working in ignorance.
You can deny me if you want, you have every excuse,
But it is I who am the Master of this Work.
And when through my Passion you reach Perfection,
You will never be done praising my name.”

Rumi

Translated by Andrew Harvey in The Way of Passion