Kundalini – Awakening The Snake

Kundalini stems from yogic philosophy which is an indwelling spiritual energy that when awakened will purify the subtle body and ultimately bestow the state of Yoga. In Hindu Mythology, this energy appears in the form of a snake that lies coiled at the base of our spine, hence the name Kundalini which is Sanskrit for “coiled”. It is referred to as the Sacred Fire or Coiled Serpent, which is represented as a goddess or sleeping serpent and is a dormant force waiting to be awakened. Kundalini Yoga is a style of Yoga that aims to awaken this energy and send the snake moving up your spine all the way to your brain, to reside with the Sahasrara Chakra, resulting to infinite bliss and sublime happiness. Kundalini – Awakening the Snake causes awareness and spiritual enlightenment.

Kundalini Yoga was introduced by Yogi Bhajan to the West in 1969. This includes Yoga poses or deep meditation which are spiritual practices that can awaken the Kundalini. To understand the movement of Kundalini better, you must familiarize yourself and have adequate knowledge of the nervous system, the spinal cord in particular because the Seven Chakras are believed to be found here. The Seven Chakras are comprised of the heart, throat, pineal gland, pituitary gland, basic survival instincts, ego, and sexuality. Continue reading

Our vision of Dragons

MantrikSt David’s day is upon us and so our minds quite rightly are filled with images of leeks and daffodils and more importantly with Dragons.

The mystical and majestic image of a beautiful dragon, a greater site you could ever imagine. I am sure that all our dragons look different to each of us, even if they do share some similarities with each other. I am also sure that our dragons symbolise different things to each and every one of us.

Dragons can represent the primal forces in nature, the elements and the universe itself, they are known to see the bigger picture in things and to see danger long before it arrives. Dragons can be both creators and destroyers of life, and will breathe out fire, ice or poison depending on any particular myth. Continue reading

Esbat (Full Moon) dates for 2013

Here are the Esbat (Full Moon) dates for 2013

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Sunday, 27 January

This is The Wolf Moon, also known as the Cold, Snow, or Winter Moon, is a time of protection and strength. While it is the first full Moon of the calendar year, in terms of nature it occurs in the middle of the cold winter season, a season of death and desolation. In these respects, the Wolf Moon can be seen as a time of both beginnings and endings. This is the time to start to consider what you want to plant and plan for the spring.

Monday, 25 February

This is the Storm Moon, also known as the Death or Quickening Moon, is a time to do magic for fertility and strength. In bygone days, it was a time of true hardship. This is also a time of cleansing both internally and externally. As such, it’s a great time to get rid of physical things you don’t need and any mental or emotional baggage. Continue reading

New Moon dates for 2013

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The New Moon or Dark Moon is when the Moon is directly between the Earth and the Sun and therefore hidden.¬† Time is from the day of, to three and a half days later. The Moon’s un-illuminated side is facing the Earth. The Moon is not visible (except during a solar eclipse).

This is a time of new beginnings and new undertakings, and magical workings should revolve around, new beginnings, new growth, regeneration, giving thanks, kicking bad habits or starting new undertakings.

Here are the New Moon dates for 2013: Continue reading