Transmuting Poison into Nectar

Tonight is a celebration of the Hindu festival Shivaratri, or the "great night of Shiva." One of the legends related to this celebration tells the story of Shiva saving the world from the disastrous effects of a poison that emerged during the churning of the sea (Samudra Manthan). According to this legend, the Demons and Gods […] Read More

7 Signs You Need a Cleanse

Cleansing has become very trendy in recent years, and for good reason. The benefits of a good cleanse can range from improved energy and weight loss to decreased pain and improved digestion. But not all cleanses will have these effects. Some will leave you feeling depleted and can even weaken your digestive fire, making it […] Read More

Fall: The Season of Death and Dying

Fall is upon us, with temperatures dropping, the wind gusting, and nature moving from it's outward expression into a state of dormancy. Light is decreasing as darkness grows, with the days becoming shorter and nights longer. As nature around us is "dying," traditionally fall is a time to celebrate and honor death, which is evident through the traditional holidays […] Read More

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