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Be Your Own Guru: Authoritarianism and the Problem of the Guru in Conscious Evolution

One of the major focal points in terms of processing the idea of spiritual teachers is wondering to what extent they are necessary at all in the development of the individual as a spiritual...

Why Festivals Satisfy Our Spiritual Longing

Late every summer, 60,000 weekend (or week-long) warriors pack RVs with pimped-out bicycles, florescent pink and orange wardrobes, goggles, bandanas and whatever other accoutrement assist them in not only surviving but thriving in Nevada’s...

Tarthang Tulku on Obstacles to Inner Freedom

  Our obstacles to inner freedom are usually formed during childhood. As children we know how we feel about things, and we seldom hesitate to make our feelings known. But pressure from family and friends...

The Miracle of Lavender Oil: 25 Amazing Uses for Survival

  When it comes to essential oils, you will find that everyone has their favorites.  There are so many to choose from that deciding which ones to use on a regular basis can be rather...

The Lucent Temple: An Interview with Dream Rockwell on the Spiritual Heart of Lightning...

  This year we spoke with Dream Rockwell once again about the Lucent Temple of Consciousness at Lightning in a Bottle and dived deeper into what makes it such a special and transformative place at...