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Doubt is Your Greatest Ally

Do you ever feel that you are the only one that doubts yourself? That everyone else knows what they are doing and you are the odd man out?

If no one else experienced doubt then why would doubt show up again and again in the different religions and mythologies of the world?

Jesus had his moment of doubt on the cross. Doubt was the last thought the Buddha conquered before attaining enlightenment…

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What is Nirvana?

Nirvana, or Nibbana, are two words from the lexicons of ancient India that refer to the state of experience discovered by the Buddha. In this state a human being experiences the cessation of suffering. The words literally mean to extinguish, or "no burning."

To understand a bit more about the nature of Nirvana we have to first understand the nature of perception...

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The Buddha Had a Mowhawk

The Punk movement began in the mid-1970's, when Saturn and Uranus were in a particularly tense angular alignment known as a "square" (I was born under this very alignment). Saturn's archetype symbolizes authority and conservative values, as well as traditions and austerity. Uranus is in many ways the opposite of Saturn. It is the archetype of rebellion, disruption, revolution and freedom. Since the two planets, and thus their archetypes, were combined in a tense square angle in the mid-1970's we saw them struggling against one another, yet embodying one another...

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We Are Our Stories, But They Are Not Us

Every single human life, no matter what the content, from the most trauma-filled to the most boring, is merely a story. Not only is every human life a story, but it is a story telling itself to itself; there is no fixed underlying main character in the story. This is the aspect of reality that allows every human life equal access to freedom. By freedom I do not mean a mundane freedom involving physical, political, and/or economic freedom. No. That is more story. I mean freedom from the past, freedom from trauma, regret, remorse, depression, anger, negativity, in short: freedom from suffering...

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How Astrology Compliments Therapy and Meditation

Have you ever had a behavior that is causing you and those around you to suffer, yet is proving resistant to change? Since the advent of Freud and the birth of psychology at the start of the twentieth century, therapy has become the go to method for addressing these kinds of stubborn and destructive behavior patterns. I will here invent a hypothetical scenario to illustrate a point...

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To Dual or Not to Duel

Did I say nondual astrology or nonduel astrology? Well, nondual astrology is the art of looking at distant bodies in space to understand our innermost natures. Why would we look at something so distant in order to understand something as intimate to us as our own life? Because inner and outer are divisions that ultimately don't exist. When you gaze into the deep quiet of the inky black sky at night you are looking into the deep well of your own innermost being...

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What is Nondual Astrology?

Of the spiritual offerings available today, the movement of nonduality is becoming more and more popular. Nonduality says that all of the divisions we perceive, such as the division between you and me, between this object and that object, between now and then, are ultimately illusions. What does this have to say about a practice in which we look to very distant bodies in space to inform us about our lives here on Earth?...

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