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Jīvita Putalī

The non-priestly Tradition of India’s Northeast encourages us to think, say or do nothing to our detriment or the detriment of others. However, this one, seemingly straightforward principle can prove remarkably challenging. A wide range of tools is therefore offered to help keepers of the Tradition recognise, … Continue reading

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Bhairava

Our need to “fit in” makes evolutionary sense. Our ancestors needed to stick together in extended families, then in tribes to survive a tough life in a dangerous world. Today, we are a predominantly urbanised species that has divided itself into … Continue reading

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History of Yoga – Part 4

He who truly experiences yoga sees himself in all beings and all beings in himself.  He thereby truly perceives that in truth there is perfect unity in all diversities. – Gorakhnath “So what of Matsyendranath’s student, Gorakhnath?” I asked, eager … Continue reading

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History of Yoga – Part 2

He who realises the truth of the body can then come to realise the truth of the universe. – Rat Nas Tantra “Hatha Yoga originally incorporated neither postures nor any distinctive breathing patterns,” Kushal Magar revealed to my surprise.  “It was originally a … Continue reading

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‘WRITING PROCESS’ BLOG TOUR

Melissa Bailey, author of the atmospheric The Medici Mirror, has kindly invited me to contribute to the Writing Process Blog Tour. This requires that I answer four set questions before nominating a fellow writer to do the same. You’ll find Melissa’s answers … Continue reading

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Jhankri

Limitless Sky describes the very first years of the apprenticeship I undertook with a jhankri in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas.  Local myth attributes the jhankris’ origins to the time when the goddess first formed humankind from earth and fire, wind and … Continue reading

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