The Crazy Wisdom of Ganesh Baba

Psychedelic Sadhana, Kriya Yoga, Kundalini, and the Cosmic Energy in Man

The Crazy Wisdom of Ganesh Baba

Ganesh Baba (1895-1988) knew Lahiri Mahasaya, became a swami under Sivananda, and was the head of a sect whose followers consider entheogens to be the gift of the gods. This book contains the core of Ganesh Baba’s teachings.

Journey to Mythaca

Journey to Mythaca

A compelling tale of the borderlands, the magical realm that dances between our world and the world of mythic beasts, in which an elderly dragon, an impetuous flying horse and a wise winged cat join Ivan, almost eleven, and Marianna, twelve, on a quest for the lost city of Mythaca. Will they be able to overcome Maya, the elusive shape-changer who has foiled every quest for Mythaca before theirs? Will they learn to use the magical gifts they receive? Can they resolve the paradox that hides the key to Mythaca? And where, and what, is Mythaca?

The Syzygy Oracle - Transformational Tarot and The Tree of Life

Ego, Essence and the Evolution of Consciousness

The Syzygy Oracle - Transformational Tarot and The Tree of Life

Syzygy? Jung used the term to describe the balancing of the opposites. Astronomically, syzygy (pronounced si-zi-gee) refers to a specific conjunction of the sun, moon and earth. On Mother Earth, the planet we call home, we are profoundly influenced by the radiance of the sun as well as the reflected light of the moon as we walk between light and darkness, physically and metaphorically. Solar energy evolves the ego and lunar energy evolves our essence. We learn the balance the two as we travel the twenty-two pathways of Kabbalah’s Tree of Life. Honoring The Sacred Feminine, the spiritual practice offered here is an invitation to recognize and welcome intuitive wisdom more definitively into everyday awareness. A fresh interpretation of the traditional Major Arcana for women, here the patriarchal layering of the cards is lifted to reveal a timeless and timely revelation of intuitive wisdom in a sequence of insightful, profound, and empowering teachings for any woman who wishes to read her own life story as more substantive than superficial. Twenty-two of these cards reinterpret the Tarot’s Major Arcana. Aligning the cards with the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet, we access three levels of soul consciousness, in Hebrew known as nefesh, ruach and neshamah through the specific letter, number and story of each card. Meet inspirational archetypes from world culture to light the way. Through meditations and mantras, discover your personal hero’s journey that is a crucial part of evolving consciousness.Ten additional cards representing the sefirot or energy centers, offer the Tree of Life as an experiential introduction to Kabbalah. Coincidence and kabbalah, symbols and synchronicities, metaphors and mantras enrich and deepen life’s experience. This mythic and metaphoric interpretation liberates these cards solely from the realm of prognostication and presents a meditative and inspirational tool for a daily personal practice. Heather Mendel’s elegant, powerful images, full of mystery and complexity, will forever change the way you view the wisdom of the ancient Tarot.

Cannabis and Spirituality

An Explorer’s Guide to an Ancient Plant Spirit Ally

Cannabis and Spirituality

A guide to the benefits and challenges of the use of cannabis in spiritual practice • Includes chapters by 18 authoritative and influential voices of the modern cannabis movement, including Kathleen Harrison, Joan Bello, Hamilton Souther, Steven Hager, Chris Bennett, Dee Dussault, Jeremy Wolff, and Roger Christie • Explores the use of marijuana in a wide range of spiritual practices, including meditation, yoga, chanting, visualization, shamanism, group ceremonies, work with other entheogens, and as a creative aid Truly a medicine for body and soul, one of cannabis’s greatest gifts is its remarkable potential for spiritual healing and awakening. In this authoritative guide, editor Stephen Gray and 17 other influential voices of the modern cannabis movement explore the spiritual benefits of cannabis and offer guidance on how to interact with the intelligence of this plant ally, a companion and supporter of humanity for millennia. Exploring cannabis spirituality in practice, Gray’s chapters examine dosage, strains, and methods of intake; the use of cannabis to open the creative channels; how to conduct group ceremonies with cannabis; and cautions and counterindications for cannabis use. We hear from Chris Bennett on the religious and ritual use of cannabis from pre-biblical times to the present, Joan Bello on marijuana and the body-mind connection, Dee Dussault on ganja yoga, Kathleen Harrison on humanity’s co-evolution with cannabis, and cannabis shaman Hamilton Souther on working with the spirit of cannabis. The contributors explore the spiritual future of this plant ally as well as the ritual use of cannabis by the Rastafarians of Jamaica and the Sadhus of India. The chapters from Brazilian ayahuasca shaman Mariano da Silva and ayahuasca apprentice Francisco present wisdom on comingling the sacramental medicines of cannabis and ayahuasca. Revealing the potential of “the people’s plant” to enhance a wide range of spiritual practices, such as meditation, yoga, chanting, visualization, shamanism, spirit work, and explorations with other entheogens, this guide shows how cannabis is an effective ally on the awakening journey, unlocking the receptive energy in us all and helping us to feel connected to nature, to each other, and to ourselves.

Die gelbe Tapete

Erzählung

Die gelbe Tapete

Eine junge Frau braucht nach der Geburt ihres Kindes Erholung, meint ihr Ehemann und mietet ein Sommerhaus, damit sie zur nötigen Ruhe kommt. Die junge Mutter fühlt sich wohl in dem schönen Haus, einzig der Raum mit der gelben Tapete bereitet ihr Unbehagen. Die in sich verschlungenen Muster scheinen von Tag zu Tag bedrohlicher und flößen ihr Angst ein. Was nur verbirgt sich hinter der Tapete? Unheimlich und beklemmend liest sich diese Geschichte in der Tradition von Edgar Allan Poe. Ein Schlüsseltext der amerikanischen Literatur in der Neuübersetzung von Christian Detoux.

High Magick

A Guide to Cannabis in Ritual & Mysticism

High Magick

Powerful Magick with One of the World's Most Potent Plants Elevate your magical practice with cannabis. Exploring everything from ancient elixirs to modern mystics like Aleister Crowley and Timothy Leary, High Magick is all about using cannabis safely and effectively in spiritual settings. You will find specific ways to use cannabis for: Invocation Evocation Banishing Meditation Energy healing Divination Scrying Chakra Activation Toasting Praising Pathworking Consecrating Charging Working with Ancestors Making Change in the World Filled with step-by-step instructions as well as helpful insights into some of the most famous ritual magicians and cannabis proponents in the world, this book helps you harness the spiritual power of this amazing plant. Within these pages, you will also discover how to conduct dynamic rituals like the Talking Joint, the Smoke of Excellence, the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Leaf, and the Cannabis Magick Holon Ritual.