by John Bucher
There is a story from the ancient Hebrew tradition in II Samuel 12 where a king spots the beautiful wife of a young warrior bathing on her roof. He sends for her and the...
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Devout Muslims and Hindus will be fasting this Tuesday with the April 13 commencement of both Ramaḍān and of Ramayana Week. Beginning today and for the next month, Muslims will abstain from all food and drink from sunrise to sunset. Fasting is likewise considered auspicious by Hindus for the next nine days. Today is Navyarsha or the Hindi New Year, 2078.
Wednesday, April 14 is celebrated in northern India as, Vaisakhi, a harvest festival. Among the Sikhs it is also the day Guru Gobind Singh Ji created the Fellowship of the Pure, or Khalsa Panth.
I.2.3.3 The East Speaks to Us Today - an excerpt from this lecture.
Kundalini Yoga: Yoking to the Source of Consciousness
Campbell in Culture
Our gift to you this month is audio lecture titled Freud Jung & Kundalini Yoga Part 1 (Audio: Lecture II.4.1). Access this download for free until the end of the month.
“One can take anything – this watch – draw a ring around it. Forget that you know how to use it. What is it? The mystery of the being of this object is exactly the same as the mystery of the being of the universe.” — Joseph Campbell
In part 1 of this 3 part lecture, Joseph Campbell brings together the fundamentals of Kundalini Yoga and modern depth psychologists. He lays the foundation of the chakras and other major eastern perspectives before delving into western perspectives in part 2.
This lecture was recorded at the Esalen Institute in 1966.
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Joseph Campbell Book Club
“In Old Path, White Clouds, we find ourselves moving through Buddha’s eminent journey towards Nirvana. We shall find our conscientious being during the voyage, breathing new life into our hearts and minds… “
The basic story of the hero journey involves giving up where you are, going into the realm of adventure, coming to some kind of symbolically rendered realization, and then returning to the field of normal life.