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When Nonduality Meets Reality

Clouded Moon over Beechwood Boulevard As I walked beneath the Moon tonightWe seemed to draw nearer one another.The Lord’s great ropey knotted tressesRevealed themselves a net of lightTrawling vast universes for those soulsJarred looseUnmooredBy the cruelty of...

Verse Clipped by Tiger’s Maw

Beauty even of a ravaged world made all the more cruel by suppression of the One Needful Thing is heartrending for its shades and values Watching the Sun rise over Thames, Nile, Ganges, Amazon, Mississippi — you catch glimpses through the mist and storm of mountains...

Cultism in Occultism

You’ve seen me write in the past of my experiences with the so-called occult community — and you’ve likely gotten the impression that I am not especially dazzled by what I’ve seen. I do not intend to be overly negative, but frank discussion and...

“Power Corrupts”

“The Shakti will meet you halfway but the impetus to transform comes from you.” ~ Sri Dhruvanath There’s truth in the saying that “power corrupts”, but it is a misunderstood truth. Power can’t corrupt in a vacuum. Rather, it allows...

Book Review: “Psychic Witch” by Mat Auryn

Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick & Manifestation by Mat Auryn (2020, Llewellyn Publications) I’ll be honest: I pre-ordered this one because I like the cover art. It evokes for me the experience of browsing the Metaphysics shelves at...

Mere Feelings

With an uptick in general stress levels, I’m seeing an increase both in the idea that emotions are uniformly to be despised and, on the flip side, that every emotion is worth sinking into in the name of self-care. Even here we find our society polarizing; ever...