Conversations with Your Inner Fire

by Kooch N. Daniels and Victor Daniels, authors of Sacred Mysteries: The Chakra Oracle (illustrated by Pieter Weltervede), and Tarot at a Crossroads: The Unexpected Meeting of Tarot & Psychology. Kooch N. Daniels is also the author of the Mystic Spirit Tarot Playbook. In California, four dollars will buy a latté or espresso and a free pass for a seat in an outdoor garden where you can dive into your favorite book. That might help…

Practicing Zen and All That Jazz

by Michael Elliston, author of The Original Frontier: A Serious Seeker’s Guide to Zen. Zen is more like jazz than classical music. More like a chart, lead sheet, or fake book of old standards outlining the key and time signatures, chord progressions, and suggested melodies around which we can improvise, rather than a sheet of notation spelling out each note and precise accents, emphasis, and feeling — e.g. adagio versus allegro — attempting to recapture…

The Meeting of Science & Spirituality

by Anthony “Sensei Tony” Stultz, author of The Three Principles of Oneness: How Embodying the Cosmic Perspective Can Liberate Your Life. “Dear Sensei Tony: Where Do Science and Spirituality Meet?” I always like to start addressing a question by defining the terms that we are exploring. Let’s start with science. The word itself comes from the Latin for “knowing.” What kind of knowing is science? It is the gathering of knowledge about our incredible universe. It is…

Mindfulness Strategies During COVID-19 and Beyond

by Pax Tandon, award-winning author of Mindfulness Matters: A Guide to Mastering Your Life Mindfulness is the cultivating of attention so it is sharp, clear, and focused on the present. In other words, it is present moment awareness. Part of the benefit, relevant now more than ever, is that the practice allows us to sit with whatever our truth is in the present — to notice it, and not react to it, but simply allow…