Category Archives: Spirituality

What Is Reincarnation Really..?

Probably Not What You Think…

What is reincarnation?

Some time ago, I was reading a book. I vividly remember where I was; sitting on the bed in a rented apartment overlooking Bramall Lane, the football ground which is home to Sheffield United.

I cannot recall the name of the book I was reading, nor the author, but what I do remember is it had a section on reincarnation. At the time, I remember thinking the idea of reincarnation is, ‘a load of bollocks.’  Continue reading What Is Reincarnation Really..?

Meditations: The Essenes Way

Who Were The Essenes?

The Essenes were an illuminated people that were lost to history for more than 2000 years. It was not until the discovery of the first Dead Sea Scrolls around the West Bank of the Jordan River in 1946 that this culture resurfaced.

Transformation

It is believed the Essenes were a private cult. They were an ascetic Jewish sect living in remote communities detached from the distraction of bustling cities. Continue reading Meditations: The Essenes Way

Nine Steps to Rediscovering The Buddha In You

We are all born as Buddhas – enlightened beings. But the illusion of the world confuses our feeble minds and we forget who we really are. Or what we really are: Natural.

the path of consciousness

The ancients discovered this truth and wrote about it at great lengths. Except the secrets are hidden in symbolism. Only by decoding the symbolism and practicing the advice therein, will you rediscover your Buddha nature. Continue reading Nine Steps to Rediscovering The Buddha In You

The Symbolic Meaning of the Adityas God, Aryaman

In the Rig Vedas, Aryaman is named as one of the 33 important gods. On that basis alone, it is worth looking into the esoteric symbolism surrounding the ancient deity to determine what lessons modern man can learn from ancient civilisations.

Finding balance in life

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The Symbolic Meaning of Mitra-Varuna in Hindu Mythology

Several weeks ago, I published an article that presented evidence the ancient Sanskrit writers of India understood consciousness and the psychology of humans, thousands of years before Sigmund Freud established his id-ego-superego thesis of psychoanalysis.

Varuna is Jung's shadow self

In the legends of Mitra-Varuna, we find even more evidence that mankind understood the sub-conscious mind thousands of years Before Christ. The Mitra-Varuna connection in the Rig Veda explains Carl Jung’s theory of the shadow self. Continue reading The Symbolic Meaning of Mitra-Varuna in Hindu Mythology

The Symbolic Meaning of the Hindu God Indra

In ancient Vedic literature, Lord Indra is depicted as a war god, a destructive force that yields a powerful weapon in the form of the vajra. However, as we shall see, Indra is not so much a god of waging battles, but is the aspect of our nature that enables us to summon courage and confidence.

Indra on Airavata
Image credit: Ankur P

In the Rig Veda, the earliest Hindu texts, Indra was regarded as one of the most powerful Gods. Although he has retained his tag as a Supreme god in modern Hinduism, the evaluation of his role in the development of consciousness has taken a back seat to the Trimurti. Continue reading The Symbolic Meaning of the Hindu God Indra