O’ Luminous Host

Reading through these blog-posts within this series, Beyond the Rainbow Body, some might be tempted to surmise that they downgrade “Light” to a mere obscuration, like a white-head pimple on the face of the Unborn Essence. They would be mistaken. While “Dark” and “Darkness” appears to transcend light in all segments of these given blogs, in actuality they bespeak a “Translucent Darkness”, a vivaciously Luminous and Inner-Light that radiates outwards—the Nature of the Hidden-Light Read more [...]
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This past Thursday, September 8, 2016, was the 50th anniversary of the premiere of the Original Star Trek Series—the one that began it all. The Original will forever be my perennial favorite and perhaps the most “fascinating” character on the show is Mr. Spock. Primarily a being of intellect who was forever at odds with his “emotions”, he was always able to balance them out, especially when the occasion arose to take command of the task at hand. Of particular import was his ability Read more [...]
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Dark Lives Matter

Science assures us that all-there-is originated from a single-point of (Unborn—inclusion mine) singularity. From this it also asserts that 4% of the evolvement is ordinary matter; 23% is what has come to be known as Dark Matter; yet an astounding 73% is Dark Energy—the very mystical prajna that animates the whole of phenomena. It has also been purported that Dark Matter is the material that makes up all of the galaxies, stars, planets and heavens of the afterlife (from an article entitled, Read more [...]
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The Dolmen

This present series, Beyond the Rainbow Body, can also serve as a metaphor for going beyond all that is perceivable and demonstrable. When one contemplates this metaphor it becomes an absolute assurance that always remaining within the confining categories of the known and verifiable can be a most limiting enterprise. The realization will eventually dawn that it is the unknown and the unlimited-depths of dark spacelessness within the Void that, like “Dark Matter”, is the Real Imageless Substance Read more [...]
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Beyond the Rainbow Body

At the outset it needs to be stressed that this is not a series debunking the phenomenon of what has come to be known as the Rainbow-Body. On the contrary, this phenomenon is highly researched and publicized and warranted as a true bodily-transformation into “Pure-Light”. This brings to mind the excellent research done by Father Francis V. Tiso, as chronicled in his recent publication, “Rainbow Body and Resurrection”, which is an exhaustive study on the life and death of Khenpo A-chos, Read more [...]
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Yoga of the Manomayakāya

Lankavatarian Foundations All beings are likened to forms originated in an illusion or a dream; since there is no self, others, or both, there is no arising of them. When practitioners penetrate "nothing but self-mind," and thus realize the non-being of external beings, they therefore realize the non-arising of discriminatory faculties... The above passage, from Gishin Tokiwa’s (uploaded in Library) excellent article: The Manomayākaya of the Lankāvatāra Mahāyānasūtra, provides the best Read more [...]
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Luminous Twilight

The Notes from the Iron Stupa series made reference to what is described as the Twilight Language: The Twilight Language (saṃdhyā-bhāṣā) is the Transcendent Expedient through which Gnostic-truths are fashioned and revealed. Through the utilization of mythic-motifs, mantras and mudras, mandalas and chakras, Mind-made journeys into Higher Tathatic–Realms of consciousness are made possible. This tantric-language is also employed, “signaling the same transitional, [luminal {inclusion Read more [...]
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A Triangular Affair

Tereza Ferraz According to Judith Simmer-Brown the “Secret Ḍākiṇī”, which is akin to the “Mother Prajñāpāramitā (typical of the Unborn Space of the Primordial Mind) in Vajrayāna practice”, is represented by “crossed-triangles”, or the “Source” of phenomena, chöjung: This symbol was also covered in the series, The Tathāgatagarbhatārā Tantra, as the “Dharmodayā –a triangular symbolism of the interaction of the Yin and Yang Elements within the Cosmic Womb.” Read more [...]
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Is Feminism Contra-Spiritual?

In Dakini’s Warm Breath Judith Simmer-Brown boldly asserts, “Women’s and men’s liberation movements have remained primarily in a political or oppositional mode that has insidiously promoted the disempowerment of both men and women. While various forms of feminism have attempted to address this, their methods have often promoted a merely political vision incapable of healing the whole wound.” (ibid, pg. 6) I concur with her assessment. She also highlights a psychophysical component, Read more [...]
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Ḍākiṇī: Dark Mistress of the Unborn

In her monumental work, Dakini’s Warm Breath, Judith Simmer Brown describes the nature of the Ḍākiṇī as, “In this her most essential aspect, she is called the formless wisdom nature of the mind itself. On an inner, ritual level, she is a meditational deity, visualized as the personification of qualities of buddhahood. On an outer, subtle-body level, she is the energetic network of the embodied mind in the subtle channels and vital breath of tantric yoga. She is also spoken of as Read more [...]
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