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
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
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.