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Where We Find Our Metaphors

WHERE WE FIND OUR METAPHORS Life is an empty page, waiting for us to write something magnificent, but mostly we scribble little To-Do Lists like poems of slaves that somehow seem to mock Our resolutions of Not To Do Lists … Continue reading

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Seized By The Day

  Seized By The Day  Wintry summer morning, oh how I love thee, San Francisco, as I rise like Ra in my abode next to fragrant eucalyptus trees somewhere between the ebb and flow of the icy pacific spritzing salt, … Continue reading

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Soul Retrieval, Failed: A Fable

Sharp mountains piercing the sky at dawn, casting their distorted reflection across a lightly lapping lake; and I can hear the eerie sound of trumpet blasts from the peaks calling an ancient race of men to their morning rituals, sitting … Continue reading

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Explore For the Sake of Exploration

“Explore” 9×12 Watercolor by PJ . Finished between my morning hatha class, and the restorative class I teach in the evening. I mention this because the theme of my classes this week has been “Explore for the sake of exploration, … Continue reading

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The Bad Boys (and Girls) of Yoga

Thinking yogis are a bit weird is nothing new (from humble sadahkas to spooky siddhas.) Exhibit 1, this lovely excerpt from a 14th century Indian play, these are the lines the author put into the mouth of a tantric thaumaturge: … Continue reading

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Dharana on Rock n Roll

The following poem is inspired by the 112 Dharana’s (meditations) described in the gorgeous versus of the Sri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra. This poem was composed on the flight home from Indonesia in November, where I rediscovered a part of myself … Continue reading

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Ganesha The Mama’s Boy

Ganesha, the Remover of Obstacles Ganesha, big old cuddly elephant, much beloved by western yogis, and basically, by everybody as far as I can tell.  What’s not to love about  an elephant-headed deity who will stomp with his tree-like legs … Continue reading

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