The Brain and the Mind

The Brain and the Mind

In the secular world, the brain is generally identified with the mind. When we talk of a smart person we say that he has a big brain. When someone is brain dead we say that that thinking and awareness stop. This is the current medical...

Meditation

MIND vd Mind

I watched a you tube video of a debate between a spiritual guru and a famous atheist last night. Names need not be mentioned and are unimportant. It is the ideas that are important. The Guru stressed the importance of not listening to the mind....

Horses

Transcending The Body

As long as we are identified with our body, dealing with negative emotions and states is very challenging. For it feels to us as if we ARE those states. When they happen (and they are bound to happen) we must resort to stratagems to get...

Eclipse

Judging The Power Of Eclipses

Any practicing astrologer will confirm the power of an eclipse. Even non astrologers can see it, just by observing the wild events that happen at those times. There are some astrologers who say that nothing major happens in life - good or bad - without...

mental health

Astrology and Psychology

Astrology was the actual psychological system of the ancient world. It remained so, right up to the 19th century with the advent of Freud and his many disciples. What we call modern psychology is a relatively new thing - perhaps 150 years old. A blink...

the god who screwed up sometimes

Book Review: The God Who Screwed Up Sometimes

Just read this very interesting book. Here’s my review. This will appear in the Spring issue of Diamond Fire. THE GOD WHO SOMETIMES SCREWED UP, Ian Lawton. Rational Spirituality Press, www.rspress.org. 327 Pages. Paperback. $12.95, £7.99. This well written and interesting book is a memoir on two...

Reader Query

Readers’ Q&A

I received this from one of our readers. “Dear Joe, This is to request you to write a blog on what a native can expect if his birthday falls on a full moon or new moon day - what kind of changes to expect in the...

faith

Faith

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen” “Your Faith is your Fortune” Neville Truer words were never written. Life gives us according to what we believe about it. John D. Rockefeller famously said that “the person who says that...

walter layton

On Walter Lanyon

Walter Lanyon (1887-1967) wrote over 40 books and gave innumerable lectures. He gave the eternal truths from the Christian Perspective. Of the Christian mystics, I rank him among the greatest. He talked and wrote in the language of the Christian but he conveyed far more...