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Month: May 2019

Mandala Making

If you’ve got some spare time for a rabbit hole MandalaGaba is a drawing board that specializes in mandalas and other artistic mathematical magic. Click and drag and watch what happens. [Create your own at MandalaGaba or follow some of their user-created highlights on Instagram]

DAILY RITUAL

We consider ritual to be an essential part of our days. So we were intrigued when David Brooks wrote a piece musing on the small acts that keep society together, imagining different ways we might quietly and meaningfully infuse our days with ritual. Pam Grossman responded: “Here’s the thing about the ‘There Should Be More Rituals!’ Op-Ed by David Brooks: he’s not wrong. But to write this with zero reference to the modern witchcraft movement belies either ignorance or misunderstanding about why so many are seeking alt-spiritual systems…” [DB on Ritual | Pam Grossman on the anti-hierarchical and anti-patriarchal witches he ignored]

OM Meditation

“Om meditation not only affects the various parts of the brain, such as pre-frontal cortex, vagus nerve, amygdala and others but also affects the heart rate and respiratory rate.” This study published in Psychological Thought shows promising evidence that Om mantra meditation may be helpful in healing anxiety and depression. [Read on PSYCT]