I remember a day last spring, a frantic day. I believe we were gearing up to go somewhere and many things had not to be forgotten and other things still needed to be remembered. Everyone was nervous. The only one that was not moving was my Teacher. Instead he stood in the middle of the…

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I, too, used to obey the Law of Attraction. But no more! Here is how I get away with that. Last year, oh I remember it well, ’twas the first day of January. Every year on the first day of January I draw a card from my Aleister Crowley Egyptian Tarot deck. I draw one…

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A meditation on the role of words in teaching “You can be happy no matter what.” A strong statement that reaches into at the heart of many teachings. When you ask people, especially spiritual people, whether they believe that is true, most people would say: yes, I believe that is true. But I am also…

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Smell. At least, in the Kaula Tantra tradition, that’s what you do: you get right up to them, and if she smells right, that’s your teacher. In practice, the process is rarely so clean. We get stuck with whomever we end up with. The yoga teacher on the corner or the internet. Perhaps a famous…

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