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Hermes Issue II - Dance & Initiation

 «White Lotus Day» 08.05.2020 an OPEN SCHOOL of THEOSOPHY was held for the day of memory

In the Autumn of 2015, my family decided to head to the Himalayan Kingdom of

Any concrete experience of suffering tends to invite an argument over the abstract question of

As I write this article the world is gripped in lockdown where normal life has

A minority of people think that 5G is the true cause behind the pandemic of

Today is the White Lotus Day, the anniversary of the death of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

"La Taranta," means "The Tarantula," a healing ritualistic dance practised in the province of Taranto,

The Buddhists call someone who has awakened to their true nature a “True Man” or

It was in 1656 that a plague hit Naples. A pandemic was spreading across Italy.

In recent times, a new sinister phrase has crept into the English language – the

“And now it is your province to decide which will you have: the highest philosophy

‘Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.’ – Oscar Wilde,

Much of Gurdjieff’s life, his ways and his methods are still a mystery but Joseph

So, we are spreading hope and staying safe and putting rainbows everywhere. I actually like

Curiously, one thing unites totalitarianism and traditional spirituality, especially when dished up as religion. This

Many of the Dance traditions that have emerged across the world have been associated with

Fear is everywhere, it seems to be in the air, in everybody’s eyes and it

“Men seek retreats for themselves, houses in the country, sea-shores, and mountains; and thou too

“May you live in interesting times,” we sometimes say. The ordinary use of this phrase

Most cultures down the long and twisted corridors of history have believed in some form

In the teachings of Gurdjieff and the Fourth Way, it is expressed that significant collective

“The calm mind means courage, so that you may face without fear the trials and

Had my grandmother still been alive she would have probably sourly observed, ‘The world’s going

The whole universe is indeed a chaos to the senses, but a cosmos to the

As you stroll down the French Bridge, located in the Tourist District of South Mumbai,

The Dancing Ganesha comes in many forms and can be seen in pictures, scriptures and

In the Socratic philosophy, memento mori is emphasised in Phaedo, a dialogue between Socrates (470 – 399 BC)

The part of our intelligence that manifests through movement is much higher than we usually

Gurdjieff is quoted as mentioning that one could recognize a particular nationality by the way

The world is far more mysterious than most of us imagine. And so are we.

The term `egregore’ is derived from a Greek word meaning `to be aware of’ or

The  Zār Cult, a sort of healing ritual mostly practised in Islamic countries like northern

Few notions are more shrouded in mystery than that of initiation. In fact, such a

The sacred dance is to be found in every tradition, every religion and every culture

Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet, an Islamic dervish and a Sufi

Message of the International President of the Theosophical Society, Tim Boyd, on Covid-19
Blavatsky’s favourite song ” Nochenka”
COVID-19, Cycles & Karma – Tim Wyatt
Isaac Newton and Srinivasa Ramanujan: Mathematical Souls in Spiritual Resonance – Dr Edi Bilimoria
Dancing with Birds
Radha Burnier Dances in the film The River
Sacred Dances & Initiation – Sufis
Sacred Dances & Initiation – The Zar
Sacred Dances & Initiation – Pyrrhic Dance
Meditation des Tanzes – Sacred Dance
Gurdjieff Sacred Dance – Great Prayer