THE TRIPTYCH GRAIL: AN INTRODUCTION

Anna May Rychter was a bustling realist painter at the turn of the 20th Century. At some point she entered into a domestic partnership with Thaddeus von Rychter and the couple moved to East Jerusalem. It was here she painted several pieces of the Holy Land in watercolor many of which are still up for […]

What Is Sex Transmutation

In celebration of no nut November I’m taking a look at the role chastity plays in spirituality. I cover a wide range of disciplines from Buddhism to Christianity and highlight the sexual alchemy found along the way. Click the link for more.

PRAYER TO REMAIN CHASTE

“Lord, inflame our hearts and our inmost beings with the fire of Your Holy Spirit, that we may serve You with chaste bodies and pure minds. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.” -St Gregory(?) Now, please understand, desire is a natural phenomenon. Lust is a part of the human condition. We recognize beauty. We recognize pleasure […]

THE DIVINE SPARK

Oh great Omar! What’s the Divine Spark though? According to gnostic traditions the divine spark is simply that portion of God that resides within us all. Okay. But… where did that come from? Well, old Hebrew manuscripts shine light on it of course. “With the beginning of the manifestation of the Creator’s will- that is, […]

SHADOW VS. EGO

Anyone who has studied the psychology of Carl Jung is familiar with the concepts of the shadow and self. Those of us who have embarked on the path of working with our shadows have become painstakingly aware of just how much of our actions are automatically performed without a second thought. Many of us who […]

TRANSMUTATION AND EARLY CHRISTIANITY

There’s an obscure text I’ve been listening to quite a bit lately. Historians aren’t exactly sure on when the text was written- believed to be somewhere around 70 AD- or why. While it is titled The Odes of Solomon it clearly wasn’t written by Solomon nor does it quote any Old Testament scriptures or other […]

CREATING THE SACRED SPACE WITHIN

How do we create space within ourselves to meditate? It’s a common question. In this video I cover how to utilize various meditative techniques in conjunction to reach that aim and create that sacred space. It’s an immensely powerful form of meditation that really helps ground us and move beyond our senses. So rock with […]

HITBODEDUT

“But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will repay you.” -Matthew 6:6 I wanted to expand on the post I made yesterday in regards to meditation. Now, instead of attempting to explain the Hebrew myself I’m […]