Archive for February, 2012

Why I don’t believe in Gods, Heroes or Gurus

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I could never get into gurus. Every charismatic guy who can grow a beard and change his name can set himself up to be a guru. There are a few women doing it too (although the beard growing is not going so well for them). Now with Facebook and Twitter, it’s easy to keep your flock abreast of your every fart from anywhere on the planet. However, when leaders become gods and followers become worshipers, it doesn’t usually end well.

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Learning How to Straddle… In your mind and other yogic nonsense

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Categories: General, Mysticism and science

I have spent much of my life sitting on a fence. Not literally, because that would be stupid and painful, but as a scientific mystic or mystical scientist, if you prefer. I embrace my ambivalence, sorting out diplomatic relations, as the two sides of my brain vie for power. For example, if someone starts talking about auras and crystals, the Scientist gets all snarky and I have to physically restrain my eyeballs from rolling (try it some time, they’re really slippery).  I inevitably end up blurting out something along the lines of, “Excuse me, what is the data on magical stones and depression?”  And because rolling your eyes at someone else isn’t very nice and something yoga instructors are not supposed to do, I then feel like a jerk.

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