How Serpent Mythology Guides Your Behavior

2022-02-07T10:21:10-07:00By |Community Conversations|

Snakes are misunderstood. They are often villainized and characterized as threatening, scary, even evil. Sure, some of them are poisonous; it’s wise to keep a wide berth if you find yourself moseying about with a venomous snake. However, can we take a moment to suspend our survival instincts and take a humbling look at the Activate your Spiritual Intelligence

What’s Wrong With the Word ‘Cult’?

2022-01-26T12:40:13-07:00By |Community Conversations|

It’s Time to Reclaim the Culture of Healing What even is a cult? The word ‘cult’ gets thrown around in our modern times with a flippant ease of judgment. Yet, what does this term really mean? Sure, there have been (and still are) many subgroups organized around religious dogma that are sustained through hierarchical dominance Activate your Spiritual Intelligence

Alchemy Phase 4: Conjunction

2020-07-15T09:24:19-07:00By |Alchemy, Community Conversations|

Crucible of Union Everything in manifestation is polar. Hot and cold, wet and dry, expansive and contractive. Yin and Yang. Active and passive. The idea that poles are separate is illusory. In alchemy, every pole contains its opposite. And the opposite pole can be accessed through the right approach.  In the Conjunction phase, one learns Activate your Spiritual Intelligence

Finding UNITY in a time of CRISIS

2020-06-15T15:49:57-07:00By |Community Conversations|

WARNING: this blog post does not contain the messages that you’ve been hearing over and over again from your FB wall and the corporate media or most other sources caught up in the emotion of this tumultuous time in the USA. For the life of me, I cannot ever be a commentator solely on current Activate your Spiritual Intelligence

Don’t be afraid to take the leap

2020-05-21T13:08:55-07:00By |Community Conversations|

If you’re like me, times like these make you pensive. I mean, I was already pretty pensive but I’m good at distracting myself so my head doesn’t explode at the end of the day. Now, with so much slowing down around me, I’m bored with my distractions, and I can’t help but move deeper into Activate your Spiritual Intelligence

Alchemy Phase 3: Separation

2020-07-15T09:19:53-07:00By |Alchemy, Transitory Thoughts|

In the last post of this series, we covered the second stage of alchemy: dissolution. We also reminded ourselves that it’s important to remain non-attached. At the same time, you will not complete the alchemy process powerfully without uncovering your ‘burning desire’ that drives you towards your goal. Without the attractive force of this Activate your Spiritual Intelligence

Everything Changes When We See Ourselves

2019-02-12T16:08:21-07:00By |Transitory Thoughts|

When I was young, I wanted nothing more than to be Merlin, the magician. Our weekly trips into town to visit the library from our rural Ohio farm allowed me to fill my imagination with epic fantasy stories and romantic Arthurian legends. I could almost see the mists of Avalon opening before me when the Activate your Spiritual Intelligence

Alchemy Phase 1: Calcination

2021-09-17T08:30:12-07:00By |Alchemy, Transitory Thoughts|

FIRE OF THE ALCHEMISTS Fire is powerful. Its essence can be found in the Big Bang, the formation of the Earth, and the symbol of the phoenix. These all give clues to the secret of renewal. The science and art of alchemy sheds much light on this. The ancient and medieval alchemists pursued far Activate your Spiritual Intelligence