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Om Tat Sat —  A Mantra from the Bhagavad Gita

Om Tat Sat — A Mantra from the Bhagavad Gita

The ancient Hindu text the Bhagavad Gita gives the mantra Om Tat Sat as an exercise

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Appealing to the Earthly Mother for Protection against Afflictions and Sins — An Excerpt from the Essene Gospel of Peace

Appealing to the Earthly Mother for Protection against Afflictions and Sins — An Excerpt from the Essene Gospel of Peace

In the Essene Gospel of Peace, the following is said about appealing to the Earthly Mother for protection against all afflictions and sins…

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Learning During Sleep — An Excerpt from the Essene Gospel of Peace

Learning During Sleep — An Excerpt from the Essene Gospel of Peace

The following excerpt is taken from Book 1 of the Essene Gospel of Peace, where Jesus explains the process of learning during sleep…

June 20, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
Using Music for Clearer Dreams — An Ancient Greek Practice

Using Music for Clearer Dreams — An Ancient Greek Practice

Amongst the many uses Pythagoras attributed to music, one related to dreams and a better approach to sleep…

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Music for Nourishing the Essence, Temperance, and Healing — An Ancient Greek Practice

Music for Nourishing the Essence, Temperance, and Healing — An Ancient Greek Practice

Music played a vital role in the Pythagorean students’ way of life and served many purposes.

June 17, 2014 | By | 6 Replies More
Temperance and Self-Control — An Ancient Greek Practice

Temperance and Self-Control — An Ancient Greek Practice

Following is a practice of temperance and self-control practised by the Pythagoreans…

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The Pythagoreans’ Daily Program

The Pythagoreans’ Daily Program

The following is a description of a Pythagorean day as recorded by the famous ancient philosopher and biographer Iamblichus…

June 11, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Marking the Sunrise — An Ancient Maya Ceremony from the Popol Vuh

Marking the Sunrise — An Ancient Maya Ceremony from the Popol Vuh

The Popol Vuh, compiled for the first time into writing by the Spanish missionary Father Ximénez in the early 1700s, is a collection of ancient K’iche’ Maya myths and stories passed down from generation to generation in verbal form. Amongst all the stories contained in the Popol Vuh, following are references to an observance of the […]

Research in the Field — June 20 – September 22, 2014

Research in the Field — June 20 – September 22, 2014

Please note, all library and office research conducted and published online by ASK this year will stop from June 20 to September 22. During this time, we will be taking our research out into the field, practising, exploring, and teaching these ancient practices at the Silent Pines Retreat. If you have anything for us to […]

Preparing for Meditation — An Excerpt from The Secret of the Golden Flower

Preparing for Meditation — An Excerpt from The Secret of the Golden Flower

The Taoist text The Secret of the Golden Flower explains how to prepare for meditation…