Category Archives: Traditions East & West

Respecting the Menstrual Cycle

The upheaval linked to a female Indian activist who tried to enter a temple in Kerala (Sabarimala) which has historically been closed to women of menstruating age, made me write this post. The entire public discussion is twisted and stuck in common 3D paradigms. 

In India, the tradition to prevent menstruating women from entering certain temples is linked to yogic science and insights on the multidimensional anatomy of us humans: Our natural energetic protection (see koshas / auric field) can get weakened through surgery, drugs and medicine intake, alcohol consumption, emotional turmoil as well as physical wounds, and bleeding. Continue reading

My Manasarovar, Tibet 2018

„You have fifteen minutes! Then we‘ll continue our drive.“, our guide tells us when we stop by the roadside at Lake Manasarovar. „Yeah, right.“, I think and step out of the bus.

Driving from Lhasa westwards across Tibet, we have covered more than 1200 km over the past days. Our group of eleven plus guide plus driver is heading towards Mount Kailash (6638m / 21,778ft) and the plan is to spend more time at Lake Manasarovar (4590m / 15,060ft) after the Kailash circumbulation, not before. For me though, this moment now is crucial, and sacred. Continue reading

Mystic Tool : The Trident

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This information streamed through me upon asking Highest Supreme Consciousness about the power of the trident, also called Trishul. 
Promemoria: The trident is said to be the weapon of Poseidon (or Neptune) the god of the sea in classical mythology. In Hindu mythology it is the sacred weapon of Shiva (but also Durga), known as trishula (Sanskrit for triple-spear). In Greek, Roman and Hindu mythology, the trident is said to have the power of control over the ocean.

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Christmas – its original meaning

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Today, 22 Dec. 2015, we have the Northern Hemisphere Winter Solstice. From now on the days are getting longer again. What more and more people begin to acknowledge is, that this is the original reason for festivities in December. Yes, Christmas is the time when we celebrate the birth of Jesus or the rise of Christ consciousness, but there is more to it.

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Report from the Kalachakra event in Leh

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The 33. Kalachakra Empowerment in Ladakh, North India with His Holiness the 14. Dalai Lama.

Some of you knew, some of you might have guessed it: I went to the Kalachakra Initiation in Leh. Short notice my husband booked our flights (Delhi – Leh) and off we went. What can I say? It was awesome. And No, I did not convert to Buddhism. I simply followed my heart’s impulse and soul’s thirst to experience this empowerment. As far as I’m concerned, the religious denomination is just the packaging. I’m interested in what’s inside the wrapping, the actual forces at work, which are universal and cosmic. 

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After days of ritual preparations, offerings, purifications and teachings by the Dalai Lama, the actual initiation took place on the 12. and 13. July 2014. Location: Leh in Ladakh, Northern India on 3400m above sea level. Somewhere I read that there are two ways of attending an initiation, either as an active participant or as an interested observer and there is a great opportunity for both to gain much from the experience. I’d probably see ourselves somewhere in between. Continue reading

Magical Hindu wedding ceremony

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A Hindu wedding ceremony has many components and it can vary according to region and family tradition, but certain aspects all of them have in common: it is  always filled with beautiful and meaningful  gestures and blessings as well as powerful rituals that are thousands of years old  (rooted in the Rig Veda). Usually it takes place inside a canopy structure called a mandap. The ceremonies are meant to honor the couple’s love and ensure the success of their marriage by invoking the blessings of various deities and the couple’s families. And one of the most beautiful aspects of a Hindu ceremony is, that bride and groom come to the altar as God and Goddess, in human form. In many parts of India the bride is considered Lakshmi, goddess of wealth and fortune, and the groom is her consort Vishnu, the great preserver and protector of the universe. 

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Easter – its original meaning…

Easter is originally a celebration of spring with lots of pagan/indigenous influences. Easter (in German called “Ostern”) got its name from the goddess Ēostre or Ostara who was the pagan goddess of spring and a Germanic divinity. 

Originally Easter feasts were in Eostre’s honor, but this tradition died out and was replaced by the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus.
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