Ancient Ways: Reclaiming Pagan Traditions by Pauline Campanelli

By Pauline Campanelli

Jam-packed with magic and formality so you might practice each day to seize the spirit of the seasons. makes a speciality of the party of the Sabbats of the previous faith by way of supplying you with functional activities whereas watching for the sabbat rites, and supporting you harness the mystical power for weeks later on. tips on how to inspect your earlier lives at Yule...at Beltane, notice the place you're probably to work out faeries...and extra!

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CHAKRABORTY but grander still to conquer our internal nature. ’13 b) ‘The difficulties of the character persist so long as one yields to them in action when they rise. ’14 Both the extracts draw our attention to the task of managing oneself from within in the first place. The ‘passions’ Vivekananda implies are stated explicitly by Aurobindo to be anger, egoism and the like. Such management of the lower self is not achieved by just swallowing a bulging package of self-obsolescent skills and techniques, or by acquiring merely a lot of information in the external domain of work.

This is the inherent character of the rational/logical mind. Analytical decomposition of problems exercises strong fascination over the intellect. It gets addicted to problem solving, which implies problem-creation in the first place. But the wise way of managing is problem-prevention. This path is not accessible to the merely rational mind with its left-brain mess in managing our earth-system. In our view this flaw is the real genesis of the ever-increasing complexity and stress in our lives. Therefore, in the broader epistemological canvas of spiritual psychology, intellect/ reason/logic and similar mental methods are treated as but intermediate means for capturing only bits and pieces of information and knowledge.

A person who performs action in this spirit is not bound; his efforts become a sacrament of devotion to his duty. He manages his selfishness and gains access to his higher Self. Servant leadership: a concept, which, although developed by the American Robert Greenleaf,22 is clearly inspired by an “eastern” concept of duty and leadership. The leader who gains the trust and good will of his employees and his other stakeholders is the antithesis of the power-seeking manager who gives orders and controls their effectuation.

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