May 22, 2010
The amazing complexity and beauty of Nature do have a reason to exist: learn about the kingdoms of Nature, the Divine Intelligence that organizes and sustains it all, and why we are here. Includes discussion of the soul, the kundalini, spiritual psychology, and much more.
"O mother Gaia, of Gods and men the source, endured with fertile, all-destroying force; all-parent, bounding, whose prolific powers produce a store of beauteous fruits and flowers. All-various maid, the immortal world's strong base, eternal, blessed, crowned with every grace; from whose wide womb as from an endless root, fruits many-formed, mature, and grateful shoot. Deep-bosomed, blessed, pleased with grassy plains, sweet to the smell, and with prolific rains. All-flowery Daimon, centre of the world, around thy orb the beauteous stars are hurled with rapid whirl, eternal and divine, whose frames with matchless skill and wisdom shine. Come, blessed Goddess, listen to my prayer, and make increase of fruits thy constant care; with fertile seasons (horai) in thy train draw near, and with propitious mind thy suppliants hear." - Orphic Hymn 26 to Ge, C3rd B.C. to 2nd A.D.
This lecture is from the free online collection of lectures Beginning Here and Now: Introductory Lectures.
Here you will find a collection of audio lectures that introduce the basic concepts and practices of the ancient, practical spirituality in the heart of all religious and mystical traditions.
All of these lectures were originally given live and unscripted.