Articles containing "Tradition"


Embrace Light and Shadow

Shadow

For any light you have a shadow. The truth of any spirit is found not in the object of the senses nor its opposite, but in between. But often we see only what we choose to. We declare one small… Seek More

Prophecy

Knowing

There is an interesting phenomenon happening soon that has never really happened before. Many prophetic cycles have resolved recently or will be resolving soon, like the Mayan calendar and the 2012 date. Myself, I don’t canonize any cycle, but I… Seek More

Using Energies in the World

Magick

Using the energies is sort of like being in a gently flowing river. Most people are blown about by the winds or washed away with the waters, but you can see that the winds and the waters, the elements and… Seek More

Secret of Grounding

Grounding

Remaining grounded, sort of like an electrical circuit. It’s a very broad topic. Every world tradition has spoken of it and its necessity in one form or another. Honestly, if you aren’t pursuing “spiritual practices”, there is a tendency in… Seek More

What is Zen?

Zen

It is a commonly mistaken notion that Buddhists see the Buddha as especially divine. There is a school or two that does, but in fact the majority of Buddhist sects are almost agnostic as it regards deities. Zen would be… Seek More

Finding your Path

Direction

How do I find my path? This is a question most people ask. In Taoism, they say if in anything you encounter resistance, it is not it, but yourself. You encounter resistance because you haven’t found the way of your… Seek More

Norse Mythology

Nordic

Norse religion still affects much of our culture today. Our fondness for feast holidays originates with them, as does the name of many of our days of the week. Their imagery has much in common with Indo-European religion, and is… Seek More

Practices of Mortification of the Flesh

Mortification

To speak more on mortification of the flesh practices, they often show that there is more to us than our desires. Practices served as rites of passage, much like tribal ritual scarification. It still is practiced in the Opus Dei.… Seek More

Halloween History and Tradition

Halloween

Halloween is very much ingrained in our collective unconscious, and has a very long history. It was basically the Celtic New Year (Samhain). Like the Norse legend of the world being born of ice, they see winter as the first… Seek More

Ritual Path

Voodoo

There are basically two ritual paths, and you will find one or the other in any faith. An exoteric path and an esoteric. An ecstatic path or a contemplative, same thing. Though one is seen as holy and is approved,… Seek More