Karma, Transformation, and Equanimity

There is an ancient question that is asked in ever-new ways, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” There are, of course, many different contexts in which to examine this question, but the one where it gains great importance is on the mystical path. Before we get into this, we must examine how we end up on this path. Many of us come to the mystical path because we…

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Invoking Grace, Courage And Healing: COVID-19 And Beyond

During these times of the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread fear and concern, I've been asked to address what this means for our inner journey. In our tradition of Śrīvidyā (and Śākta Tantra in general), we deal with calamities, catastrophes, and world events in extraordinary ways. In addition to using commonsense approaches of being safe and the practicalities of protecting ourselves as far as possible, we use these events as opportunities to…

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The Goldilocks Principle

You know Goldilocks, don’t you? She’s the little girl whose encounter with the three bears is a classic example for everything that’s “just right.” In fact, her story of just right has become a principle, an effect that denotes the optimal conditions in a variety of disciplines including psychology, medicine, and economics.

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