The Mystery of Prana

The problem with language is that it may create a false familiarity with the things it is meant to index: having a word for something can lull you into the illusion of knowing what its referent really is. Take prana, for example. “Prana” (प्राण) is a Sanskrit word that stands for “life force.” If you […]

After the Awakening: New Energy Pathways

Contrary to common belief, a kundalini awakening is not the culmination of a spiritual journey. Instead, it is merely a beginning. My first kundalini experience brought about dramatic changes in how I experienced the world. The boundaries that separated me from other people—their thoughts and above all their emotions—became thinner. Somehow I knew what even […]

An Introduction to Pranic Healing

Stephen Co and Eric B. Robins, Your Hands Can Heal You: Pranic Healing Energy Remedies to Boost Vitality and Speed Recovery from Common Health Problems. Atria Books, 2007. Energy healing modalities are a matter of personal preference. I am partial to Reiki for its meditative quality: letting it all go and becoming one with the […]

Energy Healing, Demystified

Barbara Brennan, Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing through the Human Energy Field. Bantam, 1988. This book is a classic in energy healing, and many of my readers may already be familiar with it. Yet, over 30 years after its publication, Hands of Light is still a book worth reading and an excellent resource […]

Inner Alchemy

Do you believe there is more to the world than meets the eye? Do you ever find yourself longing for a deeper understanding of reality? By honing your subtle senses, the Inner Alchemy course will help you expand your consciousness.  Drawing on meditation, visualization, and breathwork techniques, this experiential class will lead participants in the […]

Riding the Flows, Feeling the Tarot: Prana and the Art of Divination

Energetic Foundations of Intuition Development Modern day cartomancers often invest considerable effort in memorizing card meanings and correspondences; however, the intellectual understanding of tarot symbolism is only half of the story. Divination is driven by intuition, and intuition is based on prana flows: as the force driving manifestation, prana is both energy and information. Through […]