Esoteric Dreamscapes – The Creation of the Tarot of the Filipino People by Erwin Rimban | Paperback | Non-fiction
I am a proud collaborator on this 4-book series project, which includes a new Tarot deck based on Philippine mythology and 24 Major Arcana archetypes. This is an exciting synthesis of my Filipino heritage, formal education and metaphysical background as a Babaylan healer.
Hard copies available in the Philippines for 670 Piso. Digital copies available through Amazon for $37.00 USD now.
Stew Peters talked with Dr. David Martin in an historical interview with inarguable fact-based exposure that should be seen by the entire world as an absolute end to the COVID narrative. http://www.StewPeter
THE TRUTH BEGINS WITH THE LIES!
Explore the value of using wildcrafted and locally grown herbs from your own bio-region with Bevin Cohen. Bevin will discuss the quality, potency and sustainability of locally sourced herbs. He will also share the benefits of many well-known herbs, and a variety of methods that can be used to harness their healing properties; including teas, tinctures, salves and more. This will be a fun and fast-paced presentation, packed with useful information for herb enthusiasts of all skill levels.
In this video, learn how to use plantain as herbal medicine. This instruction is part of home herbalism. Home herbalism is the use of plant medicine for personal health and wellbeing. It means taking care of ourselves, our families, and our loved ones with natural remedies. It is the herbal medicine that we have easy and affordable access to for life’s most common healing situations. You can become a part of this growing movement towards increased personal health, more self-reliance and taking a central role in your own wellbeing. Thank you for watching this video.
Disclaimer: This course is intended to provide educational information for the viewer on the covered subject. It is not intended to take the place of personalized medical counseling, diagnosis and treatment from a trained health professional.
The ‘Master’ in the sanctuary of our souls is ‘the Higher Self’ — the divine spirit whose consciousness is based upon and derived solely (at any rate during the mortal life of the man in whom it is captive) from the Mind, which we have agreed to call the Human Soul (the ‘spiritual soul’ being the vehicle of the Spirit). In its turn the former (the personal or human soul) is a compound in its highest form, of spiritual aspirations, volitions, and divine love; and in its lower aspect, of animal desires and terrestrial passions imparted to it by its associations with its vehicle, the seat of all these.
Restoration of the right relationship between the Master in the inmost sanctuary and the incarnated consciousness is gained only through a sacrificial process of self-purification. Obscuring and polluting tendencies nurtured in the mind through its misuse over many lives must be removed by a self-chosen and self-administered therapy. Like the Pandava brothers exiled from their kingdom through their own folly, or like the master held prisoner in his own house by those who should be his servants in the parable of Jesus, the pristine divine ray of the Logos in man is trapped and stripped of its sovereign place in human life unless consciously sought by the aspirant. This invocation of wisdom through the supplication of the mind to the spirit was seen by the ancient Greeks as the cultivation of sophrosyne — the subordination of the inferior element to the superior. It is shown in The Voice of the Silence as the shila virtue — the attunement of thought, will and feeling to the pulsation of divine harmony, Alaya-Akasha. The mind stands as the critical link between the divine and the animal nature. The recovery and right use of the privilege of human existence depend upon the subordination of the elements of the lower rupa existence to the spiritual ideation of Arupa Manas.
The sacrificial posture and selfless motive required for this self-purification can be readily grasped through a telling analogy. There is not a modern metropolis which does not maintain the equipment needed to neutralize the effluvia of human waste and thereby reduce the danger of infection to its population. Similarly, a large number of devices are available, both to cities and to individuals, for the purpose of removing sediments and impurities from drinking water, through distillation, filtration and osmosis, to make it available in a purer and fresher form. With the human mind the same principles of public health and civic responsibility would require that each individual and every society strive to purify the muddy stream of human passions which pollute those coming into contact with it. Every human being has received the crystalline waters of life in a pure and unsullied condition, and therefore everyone has the karmic responsibility for every failure to return these waters to the ocean of life in a pristine condition. Insofar as this responsibility has been neglected by individuals, under karma in successive lives they are self-condemned to immersion in the waters they themselves have poisoned. Under the laws of karma affecting the processes of reincarnation and the transmigration of life-atoms, individuals owe it to their neighbours and their descendants, as well as to themselves, to purify their mental emanations.
In practice, this implies a continuous cleansing of one’s thoughts, one’s words and one’s actions; these in turn fundamentally depend upon the purification of the will. Unfortunately, purification of the will, which is vital to the spiritual regeneration of humanity, is itself seriously misunderstood as a consequence of the process of pollution of consciousness and magnetism. Mired in the morbid obscuration of higher consciousness, too many people suppose that a bolstering of the lower will is a means to survival. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The higher spiritual will does not itself need to be strengthened, but it may be released through the removal of obscurations and hindrances. So long as the will is activated by the individual only on behalf of passions and the illusion of the persona, that will is not worth having. Hence, many people have discovered that the will cannot be released on behalf of lesser purposes. This predicament is conspicuous in those diseased societies which place an inordinate emphasis upon the personal will. Will itself is a pure colourless principle which cannot be dissociated from the energy of the Atman released through breathing. Thus when human beings breathe benevolently, blessing others with every breath, they can release the beneficent will-energy of the Atman. As soon as the will is released on behalf of the personal ego, however, against other human beings, it is blunted. This inevitable paralysis of the antagonistic lower will is indeed a beneficent and therapeutic aspect of karma.
Viewed from a collective standpoint, many human beings can be seen as having been weakened because they have absorbed life-atoms from others who have misused spiritual knowledge and the potency of the higher will. Throughout the world perhaps one in ten persons has insistently used the will against other human beings in this or previous lives. This may have been for the sake of bolstering the insecure identity of the persona or, worse, through the misuse of spiritual knowledge connected with false meditation, indulgence in drugs and mediumistic practices. Since 1966 contemporary society has witnessed the emergence of a number of centres of pseudo-spiritual activity; now it is witnessing the inevitable psychological breakdown of many who were responsible for this moral pollution. The waves of spiritual influence initiated by the descent of Krishna offer golden opportunities to all souls, including those inverted natures self-blocked from inward growth by their own failures on the Path in previous lives. Amongst these there were some too cowardly to make a new beginning, who sought instead to compensate for their own weakness and delusion by cashing in on the currents of the 1975 Cycle. Having forfeited timely opportunities offered through compassion, they are self-destroyed when Krishna takes a firm stand on behalf of the entire human family because they are unable to generate a genuine concern for others. Never having generated an interest in the welfare of the vast majority of mankind, they are self-condemned. Sadly, they cast a long shadow over a much larger class of weaker souls who are affected by them, no doubt through their own delusions and vulnerabilities.
Persons are sometimes drawn into dangerous orbits of misused knowledge through loose talk about such sacred subjects as kundalini, kriyashakti and the activation of the higher spiritual centres in man. Ordinary people who enjoy a normal measure of spiritual health wisely avoid those places where they are likely to hear profane chatter. Through a natural sense of spiritual good taste they simply shun those places where self-deluded con men congregate to make a living off the gullible. Today, because the moral and spiritual requirements for participation in the humanity of the future have become more evident to many people, the market for such deceptive opportunism has begun to diminish. The America of P.T. Barnum, who said that a sucker is born every moment, has been replaced to a large extent by the America of Abraham Lincoln, where, as is well known, one cannot fool all the people all the time. Although many souls have to travel a great distance along the path of self-integration, they have learnt enough not to be duped by pseudo-spiritual blandishments. Just as they have learnt not to believe everything conveyed by the mass media and not to leap at every free offer or supermarket discount, they have also learnt to pass up invitations for instant development of kundalini and every facile promise of spiritual development that dispenses with the judicious control of the emotions and passions.
Even in the difficult area of sexuality the idea of strength through celibacy (e.g. Gabrielle Brown, The New Celibacy, 1980) has gained some currency amongst many people, young and old, who find the burden of ego-games and unequal experimentation intolerable. There is nothing wrong with the sacred act of communion and procreation, and as the ancient Jews believed, God is pleased when a man and a woman come together in true unison. Nor need this issue be obscured by pseudo-arguments concerning the Malthusian spectre of over-population. As the economist E.F. Schumacher pointed out, even if the entire population of the globe were concentrated in America, this would result in a population density no greater than that of Great Britain, a nation long noted for the spaciousness and greenery of its countryside. North America itself, over its ancient and almost entirely unwritten history, has supported many varied civilizations, some of which displayed a much greater spiritual maturity than is evidenced in its recent history. Broadly, one cannot understand the physical facts of life on earth, much less the spiritual facts of life, through a language of conflicting claims and counter-claims, rationalizations and compensatory illusions, or pseudo-sophisticated statistical arguments based upon a selfish and shallow view of the nature of the human psyche.
Hermes, February 1982
Plant propagation is just a fancy word for making more plants from what you have. I love to propagate the plants in my garden. To me, it is magical that an entire shrub can be created from cutting six inches off the stem. Taking stem cuttings is an easy way to make more shrubs to fill in gaps in the garden or to share plants with gardening friends. […]
This plantain salve recipe is so easy to make and a great introduction to the fascinating world of homemade herbal products. Use it on the whole family, for bites, stings and other skin irritations.
More information on the World Congress of Quantum Medicine http://iquim.org/wcqm-world-congress-…
What is Hawaiian Pidgin? Is it “broken English” or something else? For many people visiting Hawaii, they might think that the local language is not proper. In this video, Avi Penhollow explains what Pidgin is and how our views about language are shaped – many times in ways that are harmful.
Avi is a researcher in language and literacy, and for several years he worked in Wai’anae on the west coast of O’ahu. His first full encounter with Hawaiian pidgin was on his first day doing his laundry at “Da Wash Spot” in Makaha. There he met an auntie who showed him much aloha and talked for about an hour. Avi left realizing he only understood about half of the conversation. But over time, as he worked with his students and lived in the Wai’anae community – he began to learn much more about not just Pidgin, but the history and culture of Hawai’i. This video could not have been made without the love and support of the Kamaile ohana and kumus who supported the work.
This video was created for a class Avi was taking during his masters program. It was never meant to be public. His plan was to remake it into a short documentary film, but until then – this is what we have. If you are da kine, please know that the haole that produced this video respects your language and life. His goal is to spread the word to all those who do not know about the history and culture. There are mistakes in here for sure. Avi knows that he doesn’t get everything right – because that would take a lifetime. Mahalo nui loa for all those visiting and sharing your aloha in the comments.
Mahalo to Andy Bumatai for his mana’o from “The Daily Pidgin Show.” Please visit his channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…
The beautiful song “Hawai’i Aloha” you hear in this video comes from the Mana Maoli and can be found on the “Playing for Change” channel: https://youtu.be/uDa0YmZD0Jk
Full Moon : February 27, 2021
This lunation is also active. Similar to the recent New Moon, the chart for this FM shows it has a Thor’s Hammer (potential for violence, explosions, or other disasters). The chart also has a Yod, a clear indicator that many of us will face an important decision this weekend, continuing into early March (and possibly beyond).
The 7th Harmonic and 5th Harmonic activity is so pronounced that at least a few of you will produce works of genius this weekend. That crazy idea from a few weeks ago? Go back and look at it now. You might see something special!
This Full Moon occurs on a weekend, and with the Thor’s Hammer (Fist of God) some of you will be accident prone or may get into fights. Please be careful at this time. If someone attempts to provoke you, walk away!
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These guided meditations are not from any particular tradition, but could be seen as reflecting the perennial teaching inherent to many traditions. They have been created to help convey the practice that will lead to Samadhi, which is realization of your true nature beyond this limited form. Integral to this ancient form of meditation is the cultivating of the skills of concentration and inner surrender (mindfulness), which has been shown to have many side benefits such as reduction of stress, increased attention and cognitive abilities, increased compassion, tolerance, creativity, emotional intelligence, self awareness, ability to break addictions, and a variety of health benefits. As we move through the practices we move from shorter periods of meditation to longer periods, and we move from using techniques to choiceless awareness. We move from mind fullness to mind emptiness, and to realizing the non-dual state or the Samadhi state which is beyond fullness and emptiness.
This meditation series is divided into 3 parts; beginner, intermediate and advanced, going progressively deeper into meditation and self inquiry. We will start by narrowly focusing on the breath, which will help to cultivate presence and equanimity. Once you have practiced the beginner meditations and you are able to stay with the breath at the nostrils for long periods of time, you can move to the intermediate meditations where we start to observe the entire field of changing phenomena throughout the body. Once you have practiced the intermediate meditations and are able to be with the field of changing phenomena, you can move to the advanced meditations where we will start to observe consciousness itself. These meditations can be seen as preparation for the longer 1 hour meditations in the Samadhi Guided Meditation Series. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…
Practice in a comfortable position, sitting on a cushion, chair or meditation bench and make sure your spine is straight. Rest your hands in whatever position you like. Once you have found a comfortable position, make an intention to stay in that position for the whole meditation without shifting or moving. The eyes can be open or closed. If they are too open you may become distracted, and if fully closed your meditation may become foggy or dull. So adjust your practice accordingly so that your meditation is vivid and lucid.
Shamanism was an integral part of humanity for thousands of years. They were the first healers, teachers, and scholars. Eventually, the wisdom of the shamans was lost through the trials and travails of humanity. Now, in our modern age with technology that grants us access to knowledge from around the world, we have brought the […]
Ho’okupu is a Hawaiian tradition and is in practice today just as much as it had been in days gone by. In a nutshell, they are offerings given freely as an expression of gratitude, respect, and aloha: an ENERGY EXCHANGE that brings a healing ’round full circle, so that energies are cycled as they are elevated. […]
The Hawaiian Islands were once home to an incredible diversity of terrestrial snails, one of the most diverse assemblages to be found anywhere on earth. Today, the majority of these species are gone and most of those that remain are threatened with extinction. […]
Originally this film was going to be a part of Samadhi Part 3, but it grew into its own separate creation. It explores something very important that is seldom spoken of in some spiritual traditions (the topic is almost taboo). It is based around insights that came during a “peak meditation experience” when I encountered beings that identified themselves as “the Seraphim”. Yes, the Seraphim are considered to be “angels”, but for me were nothing like the humans with wings depicted in the Bible, but a field of conscious energy which has the singular purpose of helping our soul to complete its evolutionary journey. In this film I report on the experience and give some insights that came to me. Such phenomena may sometimes be dismissed or negated due to preconceptions or biases within the limited egoic self, or on the flip side they may be given too much emphasis and become entrapments for the ego as it creates an identity around them. The film explores the relationship between the dimensions of being and becoming as the self structure grows and evolves, and the apparent paradoxes of realizing Samadhi at increasingly more subtle levels of the developmental spiral.
Realizing Samadhi is only the first step in an unfathomable unfolding journey to expand the inner lotus into higher worlds; an enlightenment process which is a development within the levels of self structure and soul. Awakening is waking up to the unchanging dimension of absolute “being”, pure consciousness, while enlightenment is about the ongoing dance of evolution and involution within the manifested world, the endless cycle of “becoming”. The human game allows the possibility of creating an expanded and purified vessel to interface with divine consciousness, or higher “impersonal” levels of consciousness. When we sacrifice the egoic wants to allow this divine connection to unfold, we become part of an expanded level of existence and part of a higher “plan”.
Through imitation of the Seraphim, or by matching their vibration, humans can have the same unmediated union with god. We are meant to imitate them, learn from their example, merge with their light, but not to worship them. Nor can we invoke their presence or try to summon them from the lower mind. We merge with them by becoming like them, by matching their resonance as we evolve on the spiritual path.
This release includes the full “Metatron’s Vision” which is a related sound and visual journey (or you could call it a “transverberation”) created by Daniel Schmidt and David Donnelly (the Fractalverse). “Metatron’s Vision” is designed to be listened to with headphones because the stereo effects create a swirling of energy that is difficult to perceive with speakers. Choose a time and place where you are not going to be interrupted. There are no particular instructions for the experience itself. Just see if you can sit still and go through the entire journey without generating a thought, staying present and attentive to the whole experience.
A version without the preceeding narration is available here: https://youtu.be/uNS2t7VvMMo
Where were you on January 17, 1993?
Onipa’a, the documentary film, conveys the somberness of the 100-year Observance of the Overthrow 27 years ago.Twenty thousand people gathered. 5 days of programs —5 film crews, innumerable interviews Remarkable in scope and range; moving events —a street play, concerts, readings, speeches, music, vigils, marches and much more. Luminaries from the Hawaiian community, captured on video, who are no longer with us today, Common folk, politicians, warriors, musicians, all kanaka Aloha ‘Āina—lovers of the land, of their Hawaiʻi.
Join us for our LIVE watch party of this documentary. After the film, David Kalama of Kalama Productions and Joan Lander of Nā Maka o Ka ʻĀina will join Meleanna Meyer and Malia Nobrega-Olivera in a LIVE discussion about the importance of preserving Hawaiian History through telling our stories in film.
Learn Hawaiian language (ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi) for free with our online educational series.
In case you don’t know, these are some of the reasons that there’s a large (Hawaiian) Language gap between Native speakers, mānaleo and their offspring, keiki and moʻopuna.
This is a very easy way to increase the health and functionality of the pineal gland, which is such an important part of the brain when it comes to meditation!