Arachnae's Metaphysics


Every human culture has some tradition involving meditation. It may be a form of guided prayer, or a contemplation of a concept. It can be a mental quest, as in a native spirit journey to converse with one's power animal, or guide. Meditation may be simply releasing one's thoughts and allowing one's mind to settle. Many westerners use some form of 'guided meditation' to relieve stress, improve their self-esteem or deal with their high-blood pressure.

This section features articles on many aspects of meditation from all traditions.

Meditation: 101 - Grounding, Centering and Shielding
Before you meditate, or do other spiritual work such as energy healings, divination or magick, you should prepare and protect yourself. You do this by grounding yourself, centering your energies, and shielding yourself from unwanted influences. (more)

Featured Article: Walking the Labyrinth - a Moving Meditation

Labyrinths are showing up in some surprising places. Labyrinths are as old as mankind. You find them in Catholic cathedrals, in pagan retreats, in gardens and in houses. Labyrinths are often confused with mazes, which they are not. Mazes have wrong turns, dead ends and the possibility of loss and failure. They are puzzles, things to be solved, complete with the anxiety of losing your way and the triumph when you succeed. A labyrinth is one long, winding twisting path that turns and spirals around itself, ultimately leading you to the goal - the center. (more)