Archive for August, 2009

Masters of the Light

Many thousands of years ago, long before the stirrings of civilization began in the West, an advanced spiritual culture already existed on the subcontinent of India. This culture was centred around the achievements of supremely gifted men and women who became known as “Rishis”. These “Rishis” (or “Rishikas” as female rishis were known) were the original “Masters […]

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The Heart of Darkness

Once Michael Harner had recovered from his near-death excursion into the shamanistic world induced by the sacred drink ayahuasca, his first response was to record the vivid visions that he had experienced the night before.  He found that the work of recall went easily, except for one portion of the trance that remained blank. It was as though […]

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Masters of the Outer Darkness

In his book “The Way of the Shaman” published in 1980 by Harper & Row, Michael Harner described in vivid detail the visions which manifested after he agreed to partake of the shaman’s sacred drink made from ayahuasca. “As I stared upward into the darkness, faint lines of light appeared. They grew sharper, more intricate, and […]

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The Dark Side of the Force

When St Paul wrote his famous epistle to the Ephesians, he warned them that there were many obstacles to be faced by those who would follow the path of Christ. But the greatest of these obstacles were not the actions of evil men and women, but rather “principalities, powers and the rulers of the darkness of […]

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Star Wars

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far away, a fictional space opera was conceived in the mind of Hollywood Director George Lucas. This space drama not only captivated the world with its special effects, but went on to become one of the highest grossing movie epics of all time. The science fiction saga that became known as “Star […]

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