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In India, Mahashivaratri, the spiritual night of Shiva, is traditionally consecrated to Paramashiva (the Supreme Shiva). Shiva's devotees unanimously consider it as being the most sacred night of the year.
The night of Mahashivaratri is the night before the day of the New Moon in February - March (according to the Indian astrological system – the lunar month, PHALGUNA). The yogis welcome this grandiose celebration as an exceptional spiritual opportunity. For this reason, they fast during the entire day and they stay awake for the entire night, meditating intensely using the MANTRAS of SHIVA (LAYA YOGA).
The non initiates meditate simply by repeating Shiva's name continuously, with transfiguration, or by piously chanting songs of adoration to Shiva, or by adoring the famous symbol, the Shiva Lingam, aspiring with all their hearts towards PARAMASHIVA, THE HOLY FATHER.
The Vedic scriptures say the following on this subject: "Our Omnipotent and Omnipresent Lord is permanently present, hidden deep in the hearts of all human beings. In His grace, benevolence and love, He offers spiritual liberation to all conscious beings who - full of love - turn their face to Him".
According to Hindu beliefs, it is very important to live near a temple; this is why they built so many holy places. They consider the construction of a temple a praiseworthy act before GOD, which brings blessings to the person in this life and also in the following ones. In the religious life of the Hindus, the temple is the main centre of the physical level. Here, in the “house of GOD”, we can easily take care of our relationship with the Holy Father, God.
As the Hindus are full of faith, they do not want to be far away from GOD for too long. They go to temple at least once a week. They do their best to participate in all important spiritual holidays during those special periods of the year when the different Shaktis of God (FEMININE FORCES OF MANIFESTATION) manifest themselves in their plenitude and with all their power. Every day the devotees of Shiva do PUJA (frenetic adoration of Shiva) in the temple. For this reason, almost all devotees of Shiva go to His temple on the most sacred day of the year - Mahashivaratri, the celebration dedicated entirely to Shiva. At this time of the year they go to the temple full of adoration and humbleness, as for each of them the temple represents The House of God.
The Vedas say: "May our Holy Father be pleased by our songs of adoration. Like a wise man among ordinary people, may the aspirant bring, with full fervour, the well-deserved offering to the divine beings! Oh, Lord, Your name is great, overwhelming, and full of mystery." AUM NAMAH SHIVAYA
This profoundly mysterious and sacred night of Mahashivaratri is about to come. Let us all do our best to make this extraordinary night one of the most important spiritual events in our lives. Let us at least remember in every moment of this night that our essential goal in this life is the realization, HERE and NOW, of God the FATHER, and let us come closer Shiva, with our hearts burning with love. Let us climb, full of gigantic aspiration, the mountaintop of Kailasa, which is permanently present inside us, at the coronary centre (SAHASRARA). Let us experience the mysterious presence of Shiva within us as profoundly and as completely as possible, as our Immortal Self, ATMAN, continuously present in the entire MACROCOSM.
Let us be prepared for the coming of this great spiritual celebration by doing our SADHANA (yoga practice) perfectly. During this day, let us constantly keep in mind that a life lived in the spirit of the perfect and ecstatic Divine Truth has an enormous force. Each human being is a microcosm that reproduces the MACROCOSM. Let us purify our whole being, as profoundly as possible, and in this night let us make our hearts a pure stream of divine love, at the same time aspiring to live in complete harmony with the great spiritual family of this yoga school to which we belong. From now on, let us think of Shiva as often as possible, thus purifying our mind and heart with the help of GOD, in order to ascend to the peak of God realization from our being (SAHASRARA) as fast as possible.One of the most sacred spiritual nights of the year is about to come, and if we are properly prepared it can transform us profoundly and forever, through Shiva's mysterious grace. If we are prepared, then we will receive many spiritual gifts during the most uplifting spiritual celebration of the year. We all have that wonderful opportunity that only waits to be manifested in us in its full splendour. Therefore, it is in our power to choose this MIRACULOUS opportunity, HERE and NOW. So, let us strongly aspire that this night brings us as close as possible to Shiva, The Great Divine Saviour. In fact, did we not come to this planet to fully discover God? In this sacred night, we can transform our mind into an altar consecrated to God. In this way, we will see how all the other thoughts become naturally insignificant.Let us keep mental silence during the sacred night of Shivaratri. This will help us to do Laya Yoga with a MANTRA of SHIVA that will put us in a profound resonance with Him. Let us also remember that first of all the night of Shivaratri means Sublime and Divine Joy. Authentic spiritual life is above all a life full of joy. The more joy and happiness we radiate to the people around us, the more we prove to be closer to the Supreme and Infinite Source of Beatitude.
For instance, in the ashram of SWAMI SHIVANANDA from Rishikesh (INDIA), the night of MAHASHIVARATRI is celebrated as follows:
1. All devotees fast for the entire day.
2. A great collective spiritual ceremony takes place with the participation of all the yogis from the ASHRAM, with the aim of bringing about peace and well-being.
3. For the entire day, the devotees do Japa Yoga continuously with the mantra AUM NAMAH SHIVAYA and they periodically meditate on Shiva.
4. At night they gather in the temple and repeat the mantra AUM NAMAH SHIVAYA until morning.
5. The Shiva Lingam, the secret symbol of Shiva, is venerated with great devotion by all of them, during the entire night, for 45 minutes in unison, every 3 hours.
6. The devotees who are prepared receive the initiation named Sannyas Diksha (they are offered the title of Sannyasin) from their spiritual Master.
Here we offer two examples for a daily, inner meditation, realized traditionally for the adoration of Shiva:
1) "I worship with all my love the sublime pearl of my Divine Eternal Self, ATMAN. I worship with ardour Shiva, who is permanently present in the Lotus of my Heart. I bathe Him in the purest water of my purified mind, pure water taken from the inexhaustible river of faith and devotion. I worship SHIVA NOW with the fragrant flowers of the state of Samadhi (DIVINE ECSTASY). I do all these full of aspiration, in order to liberate myself forever from selfishness, ignorance and suffering."
2) "Oh, Shiva, in reality You are always present in me, in my Immortal Self (ATMAN). My mind, overwhelmed by my love for you, is Parvati, Your beloved SHAKTI (FEMININE ENERGY OF MANIFESTATION). My PRANIC energies are Your servants. My body is Your House. The actions in this world, the fruits of which I unconditionally offer you, are acts of Your adoration. My sleep is Samadhi (DIVINE ECSTASY). I walk only near you. Everything I say is inspired by You as a prayer to You. Here and now, I offer you, full of love and humbleness, everything I have been and everything I am."Knowing all these, it is worthwhile to be as happy as possible in the night of Mahashivaratri. Especially then, we should aspire to experience the divine bliss in our burning hearts, to feel and to see God in everything and everywhere. So, in this night, let us forget about all the mundane concerns and all our past or present sufferings. If we fast, we will be able to feel the ecstatic mysterious communion with the Omnipresent Shiva. During this night, let us constantly think of the mysterious Shiva, and nothing else but Him. This night, to all those who pray to Shiva, it shall be given to them. Let the supreme grace of Shiva be bestowed upon us this night, and fill our being forever.yogaesoteric18 feb 2007
- (Past events)
Having become a tradition of the Natha Yoga School, the yoga camp in Bornholm includes the spiritual manifestations performed during the summer solstice, when our spiritual guide Grieg supports two special meditations: one is done exactly at sunrise and the other at the precise moment marking the beginning of the astronomic summer.
About the Summer Solstice – Legends and Subtle Resonances
This special astral moment marks the manifestation at maximum instensity of the solar, yang, masculine energies – which are in resonance with the ability to objectify and bring into awareness, the power of self-control, lucidity, solarity, willpower and the perception of the self-conscious and transcendent aspect of each being.
Linguistically, solstice literally means the moment when the sun stops. For common people, the solstice is that day of the year when, at noon, the sun is at the highest point on the sky (culmination). After this day, the sun begins to descend in its apparent journey on the sky (so that at noon, when it reaches the highest point in that day, it will be yet less high than in the moment of the solstice. Therefore, we can say that his apparent position is diminishing). The more we go towards the geographic North Pole, the lower is the apparent movement of the sun in the sky, and therefore, also the height it rises to at noon. In this way, we can say that the summer solstice is also the day when the Sun is present for us the most, as it is the longest day (and implicitly, the shortest night) in the northern hemisphere.
The subtle resonances of the moment of solstice are mainly connected with the manifestation of a subtle field of maximum solarity, deeply vitalizing and regenerating, in which the individual aspirations, self-determination and will power reach a peak point, being strongly supported by the solar energies.
But, according to the law of polarity (where there is a „plus pole”, there is also a corresponding „minus pole”), during the summer solstice, from the astrological point of view, begins the zodiac sign of Cancer, governed by the Moon. This combination – Sun at culmination, but in the water sign dominated by the Moon, brings the manifestation of the cosmic game between fire and water.
These two elements together, strongly empowering each other, lead to the forceful manifestation of dynamic vitality, overflowing fertility, exceptional creativity, fiery and accomplishing imagination, soul depth and power.
Midsummer (connected with the Solstice) was always celebrated during fertility festivals and celebrations of the merging complementary, masculine and feminine forces. This is proved through the presence of both elements: big fires lit for celebrating the longest day of the year, as well as the sanctifying of waters and faith in their magic power, which then became obvious, and with which people could interact during the solstice. Though it was a celebration consecrated to the Sun in its complete power, the summer solstice was also an occasion for the magic water to come back among people. Swimming in lakes or rivers had a healing effect, representing also a rebirth ritual. In some places, bathing in the dew collected on solstice eve was a beautifying magical practice. In other places, bathing in the water in which, during the solstice night, healing herbs were macerated, representing a cure for regaining health and strength.
In ancient traditions, the solstice night was specific to festivals of fire and the magic of love, to oracles of love and to divination (motivated by people’s desire to know their destiny). It was believed that the fields crops will grow to the height lovers reached when they jumped over the fire in their games during that night. Through the magic powers of fire, girls could foretell about their future husbands. In the same way, demons and evil spirits were cast away. Another symbolic function of the fires lit that night was to stimulate the sun’s energy (the supreme fire element), so that it stayed strong for the rest of summer, ensuring rich crops, ripened in his charmed energy.
People also bathed in rivers and springs with the belief that the water which became alive during solstice would purify them from all dirt, would make them imune to illnesses, would separate them from the past and would prepare them for the future.
Therefore, the summer solstice was and is a time for purifying through the sacred water and subtle fire, a time when magic practices and beneficial rituals become potent and the spirits of the earth and sky walk among people and show themselves to those with merits.
In ancient beliefs it is said that rich golden treasures (another element resonating with fire) can be found, because at midsummer’s eve, magic flames appear above the place where they are buried. Fairies and women with supernatural powers, obtained due to their special communion with the forces of nature, manifest at summer solstice stronger than at any other time of the year.
In the olden days, in our villages, fires lit in peoples yards casted away evil spirits that could contaminate the waters of the fountains. Torches were carried over the fields, with the purpose of removing illnesses from the crops; cattle were forced to walk through fire in order to cast away from them vampire like creatures that could harm them and which were believed to nest between their horns. Firey wheels, representing the sun, were spun down the hills in order to sustain and impel the power of the sun. Big fires were lit at crossroads or on the shores of lakes and ponds in order to purify and cast away any negative entities which were believed to be unable to resist the purifying power of fire during the day of the solstice.
Beyond ancient beliefs, from the subtle point of view, at midsummer the healing energies that impregnate healing herbs manifest fully, making them efficient for the entire year that will follow. And so does the energy of abundance which later on will manifest as prosperous crops. The energy of the summer solstice is considered to be an energy of passion, vitality, creativity and prosperity. In the ancient times there was the belief that the magic practices during the summer solstice had the power to materialize apparently impossible desires and aspirations.
The inspiration to make the solstice meditations in a special way
Celebrating the solstice is an ancient spiritual tradition, present in all religions and cultures under different forms and it had represented a peak event in the celtic tradition. Therefore, even nowadays, more than 40,000 people gather together at Stonehenge in order to re-evoke the ancient ceremonies, aspiring to re-live the magic of those sacred rituals. To benefit from this synchronization of many human beings with the special moment of sunrise in the day of the solstice, the yogi collegues from Tara Yogaschool in England were the first ones who had the intuition to organize a spiral meditation for resonating with the energies specific to the sunrise in the day of the solstice at the Stonehenge site (which is open to public and one can enter the circle of force only in this day of the year!).
In 2007, our school (Natha) organized an initiatic journey to Iceland, together with a group of yogis, with the wish to amplify the resonance with the spirits of nature (gnomes and fairies) which manifest in a very special way in that place. By synchronicity, the journey took place exactly during midsummer!
Then we got the idea to synchronize with the meditations from Stonehenge and we were inspired to organize these triangulation meditations.
Therefore, we searched for the third point of the equilateral triangle formed between Iceland, England and, as an exceptional integration, this was in Finland.
As a high peak of the entire integration, our collegues from Finland also had a summer camp at the same time and they aimed to find the exact point that formed the equilateral triangle, which was in a forest, on the sea shore, and they could organize their camp there!
In this way, the three groups of yogis, forming yang spirals, made a perfectly equilateral triangle (the precision of the measurements, helped by complicated geospatial programs, was amazing, giving an error of less then 5 m on a distance of 2500km)! Thus, the occult initiation in the mysteries of triangulation meditation could be integrated!
This is how this tradition with exceptional results for the participants started and it continues to this day.
This is the fifth year when we celebrate the Solstice in this way, making the two meditations indicated by Grieg in spirals formed by yogis, placed in triangulation on the globe, at very big distances.
After 2007, there were more triangulations between Stonehenge and coresponding points in France and Germany, and in the last 3 years the triangulations were performed between Stonehenge, Bornholm and the corresponding point of the equilateral triangle which was measured to be somewhere closed to Bologna, in Italy.
Bornholm is a famous island, called „magic”, belonging to Denmark, a kind of a danish Avalon, where the belief in the spirits of nature is still alive, where traces of the same culture of megaliths placed on specific points of intensity of the terestrial telluric field are still found. These are formations similar to the circle of power from Stonehenge and the famous round churches belonging to early Merovingien’s esoteric christian tradition.
The triangulation between the 3 yogi spirals (from England, Denmark and Italy) implies two active points which project the energies circulated by the meditation towards the third point, which is passive, receives them and then it impregnates them in the entire subtle network of the planet.
The side of this equilateral triangle has 1950 km and the precision of the measurement is smaller then 5m!
In this way, the yogis from Bornholm and Italy projected the energy towards the Stonehenge spiral, which is a focus of power unanimously recognized as one of the active planetary axis.
Meditating in this way in triangulation, the subtle effects of the energies attracted by resonance and supported by the spiritual guide amplify very much, due to some phenomena that imply the occult law of three and the manifestation of the so-called secret force (the fifth), which unifies, transcends and generates the four fundamental forces of the universe (gravitational force, electro-magnetical force, the force of weak interaction and that of strong interaction).
The two spiral and triangulation meditations supported by our spiritual guide, evoking the profoundly beneficial subtle energies of the moment of solstice are done in unison with the ancient beliefs in the accomplishing power of this special astral moment, by channeling the energies in order to manifest strongly the force idea: „the total anihilation of all malefic energies and the triumph of love and spirituality on planet Earth”.
Significant synchronicities and exceptional experiences that I had in Bornholm on June 21st 2011
The first spiral and triangulation meditation performed at sunrise
The morning was hectic, harsh and cloudy, with a sharp and intense wind, specific to the Danish island. I woke up before sunrise (4.00) and, already lacking sleep, I perceived abruptly the regret of leaving the soft and warm sheets and going out in the wind of the Bornholm island. But suddenly, my heart was animated by the very beautiful subtle feeling of brotherhood with all the yogi colleagues who were also awake and prepared to participate in this spiritual experience. I remembered immediately, without necessarily wanting it, how intense and transcendent was the state I felt at the spirals in Stonehenge, 2 years ago, during the English solstice camp. Shivers of anticipation were already opening my heart and the presence of our spiritual guide Grieg, who supported these activities, appeared clearly in my soul, like a subtle call towards the infinite.
I arrived at the forest where the spiral was going to take place... the atmosphere was very beautiful, the undisturbed silence of the morning, where I could clearly perceive the sleeping consciousness of the people on the island – I could almost touch the sweetness of the morning sleep they were enjoying. There were no cars passing by, there was no human movement, there was only a profound and regenerating peace, outlined by the blowing wind. The birds crossed the sky in their joyful flight and, oh, in the green foliage of the danish forest an entire concert – performed especially for us - on many tonalitites, of joyful and cheerful chirping welcomed us. The spiral was going to take place among the ageless menhirs stuck fast among the roots and rising erect towards the sky, like stone guardians. These menhirs have been in the forest from immemorial ages, marking a center of subtle force, of communion between the celestial and the teluric.
All the yogis from the camp were already there. I was deeply touched to see them full of aspiration, waiting with curiosity for what was going to happen.
Some of them had started the yoga course only a few weeks earlier and they never participated in anything like this... but, above all, I could feel the vivid state of unity in spirit and brotherhood with all the other collegues from our school which were also meditating for one and a half hours, in the powerful solstice morning, in order to greet the midsummer sun with our aspiration towards God and with the desire to help the humankind!...
Meanwhile, ragged clouds were carried out at fast speed above the trees: a typical Danish phenomenon, that gives the impression that somebody is playing, quickly switching the light on and off, completely different to the temperate Romanian climate, where the clouds are rarely rushing in the sky.
So, in the shade, cold and wind, we started the initial stages of the meditation. The magnificent nuanced light of the sunrise was completely hidden by the thick layer of clouds.
First of all, we evoked the other groups of yogis from the spirals at Stonehenge and Italy. My heart was already jumping with the joy of being in unison. As soon as we started the evocation, the series of magic manifestations started. Nature became active, as if wanting to actually participate in our meditation. When we finished the first uttering, the wind suddenly intensified, blowing a strong gust upon the forest leafage, which quivered in response to the communion.
Then we evoked the Danish national soul, correlated also with this especially chosen place in the respective forest, where menhirs from the dawn of humanity have been silently guarding the magic access gates to other subtle parallel realities. As soon as we finished the respective uttering, a powerful sudden rain blast came upon the forest! It was so instant and unexpected that the participants started laughing – what else would better fit the Danish egregor then rain? The rain lasted for exactly 3 minutes, until we started the next invocation – the invocation of our spiritual guide Grieg, in order to tune in to his support. At that moment, a break in the heavy clouds let the sun shine brightly, rising in its magnificent splendour! Synchronistically, the sun beams found their way under the tree branches, bringing a wonderful light upon the entire spiral. The sun was shining intensely in my face, through my closed eyes the light entered my being and I felt a profound state of communion with the gigantic and mysterious nature that vibrated in unison with our master’s support! I suddenly perceived myself as being very tall, straight and thin – like a crystal pole, an antenna between the earth and the sky. Without intention, tears of joy were springing to my eyes at the perception of this manifestation of grace and I continued with consecrating the meditation and activating intensely the force idea of anihilating all the malefic forces and the triumph of spirituality and love on this planet.
The meditation started; I felt a state of clarity and purity of the consciousness that are difficult to describe in words. On this background, new aspects appeared as an unshakable reality, even if many things were unexplainable in a rational and discursive way. Nonetheless, they were clear to the smallest detail – bright as daylight. My spiritual intuition told me they are „images” from the supramental, clarifying what I was feeling into a new, superior and synthetic knowledge. In this way, among other things, I remembered with amazement the state of subtle communion along the force lines of the triangle formed by the three groups which were meditating in unison at that moment, forming a kind of „tool” for transforming consciousnesses, without knowing how this will actually happen. I only had the intuition of a huge responsibility of that action (which was working intensely for accomplishing the purpose to which it was consecrated). Another aspect that was outlined then was the way the energies of the Danish group appeared like force vectors oriented towards Stonehenge, where they united with the ones coming from the Italian group. It was as if I could see these huge arrows of consciouness accumulating subtly in the sacred circle of the stones in England and from there, following thin lines of channeling the teluric energies, they divided into a regular network in the being of the entire planet, purifying its aura, energizing and uplifting it.
Another aspect I perceived then was a special state of sacredness and fusion with the energies of nature, which were very subtle and refined in that Bornholm forest. I felt the tree spirits (some very tall and very old) waking up to life and orienting their attention towards us, surprised and enchanted by this bath of magic energy, into which the spiral was harmoniously ascending. Next to them I perceived certain very old entities – like some giants of condensed time, dust of the centuries and millenia alchemized into pure energy, the direct experience of becoming and transience. In a mysterious way, they were associated with the erect stone menhirs from the forest, which time had forgotten and had left them whole, just like ancestors of life itself. The clear intuition I had was that the raw stone of the menhirs represented only the shadow of the visible body, but the conscisousness in the subtle level was like a huge antenna through which the subtle energy circulated freely, an intense flow rising from them to the infinite blue sky, piercing the whirl of clouds that were rushing in ephemeral rags all the way beyond the moon, beyond the planets of the solar system, towards the vast and vivid universe... Simultaneously, I became aware of the importance of the chosen astronomic and astrological moment – the solstice, the maximum of light of the year. It seemed that this facilitated the energetic „reception” and „transmission” towards very far away areas of the Macrocosm, because the necessary subtle conditions were fulfilled, especially the temporal ones related to certain mysterious cycles.
I entered a kind of supramental communion with these entities – time giants – which seem to transfer knowledge and experience into my „inner” computer, but the transfer speed was super fast and the inscribing of the highly encoded data made it almost impossible for my mind to translate into an intelligible language what was going on! It seemed as if that transferred energy was destined to modify the planetary level of consciousness (and, implicitly, to the consecrated goal of these triangulation meditations). In this direction, I was a simple tool – willing, but not unique nor special, used for this purpose. The state of natural and profound mystery was so intense that my entire being was full of enchantment and amazement. I contemplated this fascinating and magic game of knowledge and energy during the 90 minutes of the meditation. At a certain point, the music stopped. I opened the eyes and I saw the technical guy rolling a cable and I was sure he was going to change the power generator in order to continue. So, I closed the eyes, continuing to savor the effects of the meditation. A few more minutes passed until somebody whispered in my ear that in fact the music stopped because the time for the meditation had finished. For me, it seemed like maximum 20 minutes had passed. My body did not feel the tiredness of standing still, my fingers were not numb – the intensity of the experiences made possible my transfer into a dimension in which human time flow did not touch me...
Being highly impressed by this yang spiral meditation, I decided to stay a bit longer, in order to become aware of the effects. I told my friends to go to the villa where we kept the activities and I sat down, supporting my back against one of the mehirs. In the wonderful minutes that followed, I felt very clearly two things: first of all, an overwhelming state of intense joy for having participated in that experience and having brought my humble share, as a relay for the circulated energy. And secondly, the fact that this manifestation (which had been telepathically supported by Grieg) ended because he ended the activity. I felt so clearly as if the „cosmic concert” ended because the conductor ended it and I felt the savor of having participated in it, as well the difference of states, between how it felt when the „celestial music” overflowed in waves supported by Grieg and how it was when this did not happen anymore. In this way, I understood once more the significance of this subtle support of an action by a being with a perfectly awakened consciosuness, as our beloved spiritual guide is.
The second spiral triangulation meditation done at the solstice astronomic moment (at 17 o’clock)
After such an overwhelming experience at the sunrise, I was looking forward for the afternoon, in order to savor once more the triangulation spiral. But, as it is often the case, the effects were not as clear as in the morning. 20% was clouded by my own inability to clearly connect to the subtle manifested energies. In this way, I perceived as disturbant the noise from the nearby street, the presence of some people passing by through the woods, even my own thoughts, that were having expectations... I needed more then half an hour to focus inside and to participate actively. I became aware about this by evoking Grieg’s subtle guidance. I identified with him, as if my being was enliven by his consciousness, which I invited to manifest freely through me. It was only then that remarkable effects of fusion with cosmic, gigantic energies, with forces of nature, and, towards the end, even with the giant but so sensitive entity – the Earth, started to appear. In this meditation I perceived the presence of the forest spirits – gnomes and elves, and the telluric and airy polarity of the energies in that grove.
After the end of this activity, I came back to the camp with my heart refreshed, deeply regenerated by the stream of extremely refined and super-human energies I had gone through, with great joy in my heart and with an exuberant enthusiasm for starting the spiritual summer that was awaiting us...
- (World Events)
Worldwide Group Meditation in a Spiral Formation
The yang-spiral meditations are a world-premiere initiative of the Romanian School of Yoga MISA. This initiative is a very effective method that is consistent with the worldwide efforts of raising the consciousness of Planet Earth and helping humankind enter into a superior stage of evolution. This group meditation helps participants experience the state of Cosmic Consciousness, giving them access to the universal dimension of their spirit.
In the Oriental philosophy and also in the modern scientific paradigm, the manifestation of the Universe always contains a double aspect: light and darkness, sky and earth, positive (+) and negative (-), solar (of the Sun) and lunar (of the Moon). In the Eastern thinking, the solar, positive, male aspect is called Yang, and the lunar, negative, female aspect is called Yin. These two concepts are in fact the expression of the Universal complementarity and dualism. The clearest example of this duality is the electric current: in order to have electricity we need a positive pole and a negative pole. Only together they can produce electrical power. None of them is better or worse than the other. The same thing stands true for the yin-yang concept. Yin and yang cannot be separate: their mysterious rhythm is the force that creates the very life of the entire Universe.
The spiral is often seen in nature: the snail shell is a well-known example. The symbolism of the spiral is scientifically funded by the mathematical theory of the logarithmic spiral and of the Golden Number, or Fibonacci series. This Golden Number was discovered by the Italian mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci (c. 1170 – c. 1240), also called Leonardo of Pisa. Fibonacci numbers have many interesting properties and are widely used in mathematics. Natural patterns, such as the spiral growth of leaves on some trees, often exhibit the Fibonacci series. A consequence of this are the fractal structures and the discovery of fractal geometry.
A Unique Planetary Experience of the Tremendous Beneficent Power of the Unison
We will experience together on the 21st of December the intense healing and deep transformational effects of this unique moment in our history in a group meditation done in a counterclockwise (YANG) spiral formation that we will organize in Concordia, Natha Yogacenter. Similar spirals are organized worldwide in all our schools in perfect state of unison.
Such spiral awakens the qualities of all astrological signs and balances our feminine and masculine sides. The unison of the entire group induces each participant with amazing power.
We will meditate for the well-being of our city, country, planet and people and be in unison with thousands of groups that meditate world-wide this day using the exact same spiral-formation that fosters centering, spiritual awakening and raising vibration!
2:45pm – 3.15pm Welcoming of the participants and explaining the formation and the effects of a Yang Spiral Meditation in connection with the necessity of ascending to a new level of vibration on this historical moment.
3:15pm – 4pm Arranging of the participants in a spiral formation according to gender and astrological birth sign.
4:00pm – 5:45pm The meditation itself (all participants hold hands, special music will be used to induce the raising of energies to spiritual levels)
6:00pm-7:00 pm Collective Prayer to God the Father
At 7 pm we will listen together to a new conference that will be sent for this occasion by Grieg. This special conference will be transmitted live online here.
Some of the Effects of the Yang Spiral Meditation
In this meditation the participants (paired up man-woman) are holding hands and are arranged according to the succession of the 12 astrological signs of the zodiac. As a result of this arrangement, complex phenomena of resonance take place both with the beneficent influx of the yang energy and with the beneficial aspects of each of the 12 zodiac signs and of the subtle influx of their respective ruling planets. As a result, the subtle aura of each participant is charged with beneficial energy that balances and helps healing at a very deep level, accelerating in the same time the spiritual evolution of consciousness.
Directly proportional with the size (area) of the spiral and the number of participants, each person can thus have the direct experience of an intense state of bliss. Each person represents then a miniature replica of the Perfected Cosmic Human Being. During this yang-spiral, each participant (no matter his or her astrological sign) can experience the beneficial aspects of all the 12 zodiacal signs.
I look forward to meet this moment with love and light, together with lots of wonderful people and other beneficent beings in the whole world who embrace and choose the good in their lives, for our beloved planet Earth and the whole universe.
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- (Past events)
by Anna-Maybrit Lambert
On the 2nd of march, it was Maha Shiva Ratri - the great night of Shiva which takes place once a year on the last new moon of the zodiacal year. It is a privileged astrological moment which is very helpful for entering in resonance with the subtle sphere of force of Shiva – the Supreme Consciousness. We celebrated it with a wonderful spiral meditation, and I would like to share my experience of that.
I had been teaching in the afternoon, and afterwards I had been to tantra class – first year – and been talking to one of the girls from the class, sharing experiences from our hearts – I felt so uplifted and happy for this precious moment with her.
And then it was time for the spiral – I had been in some spirals before, but was still not so familiar with it. But I looked very much forward to celebrating Shiva in this way.
I went into the room, and we were placed according to gender and star-sign, and the meditation began. It was a meditation with music, and I am not yet so good at focusing when there is music in the meditation – as I am not so trained. But I decided to relax and just offer my heart to Shiva and whatever he would want to give to me.
I went into the room, and we were placed according to gender and star-sign, and the meditation began. It was a meditation with music, and I am not yet so good at focusing when there is music in the meditation – as I am not so trained. But I decided to relax and just offer my heart to Shiva and whatever he would want to give to me.
Soon I started seeing my father for my inner eye – I saw him as he looked when he was the age I am now, but also the way he looks today. I felt so much love from him... my first Shiva in this life, and though he hasn't maybe always been so conscious of how he could support me and be a father, still I felt so much love pouring from him. Tears filled my eyes and I felt very touched – and also healed.
Some days after the meditation I told my father about this experience and he was very moved and proud – and told me again that when I was born, he was the first one that held me and saw me. He kept repeating: I was the one that greeted you into this life, I was the first one to hold you, don't ever forget that!
I also saw my brother for my inner eye, and also there I felt so much love... and how much I wanted to help him through the crisis he is going through. In both cases I had this strong feeling of healing and removing all obstacles for our love – like seeing from a much higher perspective. Like there was no need for forgiving anymore, because nothing could ever come between us anyway – or: what should be forgiven when there was only love from the start?
Next, the music changed into dance music... soft, warm, gentle and a little playful. And I saw Grieg's face before me – I have never seen him in real life, but I saw his face and felt so much love again. I felt so much in love – like I have never done before. All kinds of feminine qualities overwhelmed me – I was bathing in sweetness, goodness, kindness, beauty, feeling contact with him, feeling like I was the center of attention, transfiguration and admiration. I felt we were dancing around and just... loving. I realised that I had never been in this state before – one of just love, here and now, feeling Shakti wakening under the soft touch and love of Shiva.
I felt so healed – and like Grace was flowing over me, abundantly. And like I was opening for all these qualities, falling in love, letting go of all my old ideas of love and sorrow. I just felt... loving and loved.
In the end of the meditation I was tired in my legs – but I also knew that of course it was not impossible to stand for so long, so it was just a noisy ego. I wanted to sit down, but took it as a mini-tapas, and thought: well, winners never quit and quitters never win. And at the end I just felt happy and relaxed...
I hope you will all have wonderful Shivaratris in your whole life – and encourage you to participate in spiral meditations. I really got wonderful states and healing – exactly what I needed, exactly the touch of love, clarity and light in my heart, like Shiva was penetrating my depths and asking ever so gently for my surrendering – a surrendering that I could not in any way have given Him without His grace. And I realised once again that love is light...
Motto: "Sometimes people stumble over the truth, but only the dumb ones rise up immediately with indifference and go on doing the same."
''Each and every one of these beneficial moments presented here represent secret gifts and are offered to us by God, allowing us to enter and experience THE MYSTERIES OF OCCULT ASTRAL RESONANCES. By firmly and continuously focusing our mind in these ineffable moments, we are given the chance to experience THE MYSTERY OF THE PRESENT MOMENT, fully and profoundly.''
Yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru
MEDITATIONS, FAVORABLE ASTROLOGICAL CONJUNCTURES and SPIRITUAL EVENTS IN FEBRUARI 2014
Saturday, February 15 - Full Moon; the period of negative influence of the Full Moon begins Friday, February 14 at 6.53 and it ends Saturday, February 15, at 18.53. The moment of maximum negative influence of the Full Moon is Saturday, February 15, at 0.53.
Saturday, February 15, from 2.50 to 3.35 - Meditation of communion with a beneficial astrological aspect: Sun trine Mars. Effects: It awakens the ability to carry out actions that have been commenced as well as the power of awareness, dynamism and effervescence in human interactions. It is a favorable time for cultivating a state of firmness, for gaining courage, and inspires lofty aspirations. This moment harmonizes the immune system, increases vitality, and favors overcoming complacency and laziness.
Saturday, February 15, from 21.05 to 21.50 - Meditation of communion with a beneficial astrological aspect: Sun in conjunction with Mercury. Effects: It awakens and stimulates a harmonious solar state, initiative, the detached state of competitiveness, clarity of thought, practicality, efficiency in beneficial and practical actions and ingenuity. This aspect also enhances memory and intellectual power; it helps us manifest fully our courage and supports us to carry out the beneficial actions we make. It facilitates the manifestation of oratorical abilities. It is in this astrological moment when some purification processes amplifies in the solar plexus and the harmonious aspiration for self-improvement and lucid and detached affirmation are sustained. It is facilitated the emergence of a state of harmony between the mental and vital sphere of the human being and awakens creativity. This increases firmness in the expression of beneficial ideas; improves attention and power of awareness. It is a favorable time for share with full responsibility the spiritual knowledge accumulated up to now and fruitful study of spiritual works. It generates a significant phenomenon of dynamism in the mental sphere of being. It is a favorable time for letting go off obsessive ideas.
Sunday, February 16, from 9.05 to 9.50 - Meditation of communion with a beneficial astrological aspect: Mercury trine Mars. Effects: Stimulates the easy transpose of beneficial ideas into action. It awakens and stimulates combativeness, it facilitates overcoming inertia, it favors the awakening of the ability to find beneficial, ingenious and effective solutions; it brings clarity in expression. Helps smooth integration into the material sphere, increases spontaneity and the speed in decision making. It brings courage to freely express our ideas.
Tuesday, February 18, from 18.00 to 18.45 - Meditation of communion with the great sage and liberated Sri Ramakrishna
Sunday, February 23, from 18.55 to 19.40 - Meditation of communion with a beneficial astrological aspect: Sun in conjunction with Neptune. Effects: It facilitates the spiritual awakening and also makes possible the dynamization and awakening of the higher consciousness; it spiritualizes and universalizes the human microcosm; it awakens and amplifies the mental and emotional comprehension. It makes possible overcoming the limitations of all kinds, it awakens and amplifies the beneficial power of fascination, it stimulates the creative imagination, and it promotes a spontaneous transcending of all attachments. It amplifies the aspiration and guides the human being through the fulfillment of spiritual ideals, and it facilitates overcoming one’s vanity by awakening humility and generosity. It favors the divine inspirations and supports their implementation. It increases confidence in subtle perceptions divinely inspired and also helps in understanding the importance of sacrifice in the spiritual practice.
Tuesday, February 25, from 5.35 to 6.20 - Meditation of communion with a beneficial astrological aspect: Venus sextile Saturn. Effects: It awakens a state of spiritual maturity in the emotional sphere and it stimulates the impulse that makes us express our feelings. Leads at the overcoming of superficiality and facilitates an easier control of the lower passions. It awakens in the human being the self respect and loyalty in love relationships; favors the awakening and amplification of dedication. The mysterious energy of this aspect awakens the power to spontaneously perceive the inner beauty and help achieve a state of emotional maturity; awakens the emotional responsibility. It brings an ineffable state of balance between the need for externalize and the need for internalize; it generates a state of harmony between the material and the spiritual spheres.
Thursday, February 27/ Friday, February 28 – MAHASHIVARATRI - from 22.30 to 0.00, the special meditation of communion with Shiva on the occasion of Mahashivaratri moment.
February 10, 2014
T Square – Planetary configuration consisting of one opposition and two quadratures. The planet that makes these quadratures with the two planets in opposition is called „center-planet”, being the strongest planet of the respective chart.
Falling – A situation when a planet is in the opposite Sign to the one where it is exalted (see also Exaltation).
Planetary configurations – The relations between at least three planets covering the entire circle of the zodiac, involving at least three Signs of the zodiac (or three astrological Houses) and forming a well defined geometric pattern.
Conjunction – Two or more planets which occupies the same degree or the same Sign or the same astrological House.
Quadrature – Two or more planets with a 90 degrees distance between them, in an orb of ± 8 degrees. .
Diurnal home – The zodiac Sign of a positive polarity, masculine, YANG, where the governing planet and, in general, any planet transiting it manifests solar, dynamically, emissive.
Nocturnal home – The zodiac Sign of a negative polarity, feminine, YIN, where the governing planet and, in general, any planet transiting it manifests lunar, receptively, contemplative.
Exaltation – A situation in which a planet is in a zodiac Sign where it subtle influence is strengthen (amplified) by the predominant energy of the respective Sign. E.g.: the Sun is exalted in the Sign of Aries, Moon is exalted in the Sign of Taurus, Venus is exalted in the sign of Pisces etc.
Opposition – Two or more planets with a 180 degrees distance between them, in an orb of ± 8 degrees.
Orb – Tolerance of degrees (plus or minus) to the peak of an aspect made by two or more planets which are in a direct relation.
Mutual reception – A situation when two planets are, each one of them, in the Sign (or domicile) of the other.
Septile – Two or more planets with a distance of 51°42’ (more precisely 360°/7) between them, in an orb of ± 1 degree. It usually announces an event which may have been diminished in intensity by means of certain actions and spiritual integrations, but it is extremely difficult to be avoided.
Sextile – Two or more planets with a 60 degrees distance between them, in an orb of ± 4 degrees.
Trigon – Two or more planets with a 120 degrees distance between them, in an orb of ± 8 degrees.
Alcor – Fixed star with a magnitude of 4, from the Ursa Major constellation (15º52’ Virgo). It is not a remarkable star, but it was used by the Arabs of the desert as a test of a good sight, because they use to look towards Canopus as the highest star and towards Alcor as the lowest star on the visual scale. It is called by Al Biruni „the pious woman” and recalls the German story of the poor Hans Dumkin which, despite his poverty, he offered shelter to Jesus. Because he wanted all his life to travel, Jesus rewarded Hans Dumkin – as the story tells – giving him the Alcor star to carry him through the world, allowing him to remain forever a clairvoyant. Thus, Alcor seems to be connected to the nature of the relation between Jupiter and Venus, conferring a compasive, quiet, prudent, controlled, patient nature.
Asterion – Fixed star with a magnitude of 4,3, from the Beta Canes Venatici constellation (17º42’ Virgo) having the nature of the relation between Saturn and Venus. Its influx confers a sharp mind, pleasure of hunting, stable relations, intelligence.
Biham – Fixed star with a 3,7 magnitude, from the Theta Pegasus constellation (06º50’ Pisces), having the nature of the relation between Mars and Mercury. Its name it’s of Arabic origins and means „the youngest from the domestic animals”. It is said to be a lucky star. Its influence should be considered in the general assembly of the constellation.
Deneb Kaitos – Fixed star with a 2,2 magnitude, from the Beta Cetus constellation (2º35’ Aries), having the nature of the relation between Saturn, Mars and Mercury. Its name means „the whale tail pointing South”. It is told that it causes mental disorders, self-destruction through rough force, illness, disfavours, transformation that can’t be postponed anymore, psychological and physical inhibitions and limitations. In relation with Jupiter, it gives high ecclesiastical positions, but it also prones to hazards from the betrayal of hidden enemies.
El Koprach – Fixed star with a 3,8 magnitude, from the Chi Ursa Major constellation (03º40’ Virgo) having the nature of planet Mars. It is told to predispose to a quiet, prudent, controlled nature but also to suspicion, distrust, anger. Symbolically called „The Holy Grail” or the „Chalice of Jesus”, it confers idealism, psychic power, intelligence, honour and wealth, but rather these are seen as forms of spiritual elevation when the being passes by certain KARMA-ic purifications which prepares it for the spiritual liberation.
Facies - Fix star of 5.9 magnitude from MM2 Sagittarius (8º 18’ C), of the type of the relation Mars-Sun.
Denomination of Latin origin, derived from the verb „to make”. It has a bad reputation among astrologists because, when active in a theme, it predisposes to blinding, accidents and violent death. In its psychological aspect, the star indicates human beings who must materialize their beliefs and points of view through personal effort. They can encounter many failures, but they can get slightly hurt but, in the end, they will feel gratified by the value of their own actions, beliefs, aspirations.
Gienah (from Cygnus) - Fix star of 2.6 magnitude from Epsilon Cygnus (27º 45’ Aquarius), of the nature of the planets Venus -Mercury. It has this name (Giena from the Swan constellation) so that it can be distinguished from the Gienah in the Raven Constellation. It is said that it confers a contemplative nature, dreamily, cultivated and adaptable, attracted to water and nautical sports. At the same time, it predisposes to a certain emotional instability that causes the native’s talents to grow a little more difficult.
Kerb - Fix star of 4.6 magnitude from the Pegas Tharn (01º 03’ Aries), of the nature of the relation Mars-Mercury. Although it is part of a very important constellation in the meteorological changes, sometimes it is said that when it manifests its influence, the couples of lovers where love is not strong enough separate.
Kochab - Fix star of 2.1 magnitude from Beta Ursa Minor (13º 19’ Lion) of Saturn nature, one of the shiniest in the constellation. Its name means „the star” and it is said that it is the symbol of stability (constancy). It seems that, in the millennium that preceded our era, Kochab had the role of polar star.
Kraz - Fix star, of 2.8 magnitude, from Beta Corvus, (17º 22’ Libra) of the nature of the relation between Mars-Saturn. Its influence seems to be a contradictory one (and because of that very complex), because, (according to the way in which it is reflected by our inner nature) confers patience, passion, the capacity to awaken consciousness but also selfishness, revenge, falsehood, aggressiveness.
Mufrid- Fix star of 2.8 magnitude, from Eta Bootes (19º 20’ Libra) of the nature of the relation between Mercury -Saturn. The denomination of Arab origin means „the lonely star of the lancer”, as in the old times it was believed to be outside the constellation. The Babylonians used to call it , together with Arcturus, „the keeper of the celestial herds” or the „herdsman of the life in Heaven”, both forming one of the pairs of astronomical stars which were said to have the celestial function of watching over the rotation movement of Heaven (of the Skies) so that it never stops. It has a beneficent and long-lasting influence, sustaining heavy efforts, collective actions, deep transformations, total change of societies.
Nodus I, Nodus II - Fix stars of 3 magnitude from Zeta Draco (3º 23’ Libra) of the nature of the relation between Saturn-Mars. The Arabians called them „the she-wolves” or „the two hyenas” waiting for the camel calf (the latter being represented by the small star Al Ruba, which is „protected” by the „mother-camels” represented by the big stars Alwaid, Etamin, Kuma and Grumium). Their influence must be considered in the general assemble of the constellation.
Polis - Triple fix star, variable on a magnitude 3 from Mu Sagittarius (3º 13’ Capricorn) of the nature of the relation Jupiter-Mars. The Egyptian astrology calls it „the colt”. It was part of the asterism known as „the return of the ostriches” or „the bird of the dessert’’ that crossed the Milky Way. Polis confers ambition, martial abilities, the art of riding, kinetic perceptions, makes the native worth the trust of the others. It can be often found in the native theme of the officials from the spiritual world or of those of certain famous theologians. Well-aspected but not in conjunction with the Sun, or placed anywhere except for the 10th house, Polis indicates a person whose interest and knowledge in the spiritual field can be both impressive and very profound.
Sadalabchia - Fix star of 4 magnitude from the Gamma Aquarius (6º 43’ Pisces), of the nature of the relation between Venus-Mercury. Its name (of Arabian origin) means „the lucky star of the tents” because immediately after it rose, in spring, the tents of the nomads were raised again on the green fields. The other signification, „the lucky star of secret things”, comes from the fact that, together with its uprise, everything that before was hidden or difficult to find, now became visible, especially the lizards and dangerous animals from the desert. Its influence manifests, in the hourly astrology, as a capacity to discover all that is hidden. Thus, it indicates the bet time for modifications that can be paved with success, if it is well-placed and well aspected in the theme.
Seginus (Haris) - Fix star of magnitude 3 from Gamma Bootis (17º40’ Libra), of the nature of the relation Mercury - Saturn. Its name comes from the Greek theguius, „ploughman”, and its Arabian name, Haris, signifies „the guard” or „that who protects”, and it indicates the early asterism, the „she wolves” or „the hyenas” when the Arabs have not adopted yet the Greek system of constellations. Some astrologists say that the influence of this star can be perceived either as mental refinement or losing certain values of various nature because of friends. Others affirm that it confers a special gift for writing and eloquence.
Sualocin - Fix star of 3.9 magnitude, from Alpha Delphinus (17º23’ Aquarius), of the nature of the relation Mercury - Jupiter. It confers a pleasant appearance, the pleasure of hunting and of practicing sports, aptitude for ecclesiastic life and for voyages, but also predisposal to suffering caused by the state of ingratitude.
Zaniah - Fix star of magnitude 4 from Eta Virgo (4º 31’ Libra), of the nature of the relation Mercury-Venus. It a star with a very interesting significance and celestial „function”: it marks precisely the line of the celestial Equator. Its Arabian name means „the angle”. The Chinese used to call it “Tso Chih Fa”, „the one who preserves the Law with her left hand”. In the ancient Sumerian culture, Zaniah, together with another fix star, Zavijava, symbolized Nynsar, „Goddess of Herbs”. It is said that this star awakens and amplifies refinement, honor, order, elevated affection, the capacity of moderating effectively and even that of solving in a wise and just litigations and of bringing peace between people. Its association, in an astral theme, with a planet, seems to amplify its influence, „lowering” it (modulating it) with the nature of the respective planet.
By Gregorian Bivolaru
The yang-spiral meditations are a world-premiere initiative of the Romanian School of Yoga, MISA. This initiative is consistent with the worldwide efforts of raising the consciousness of the planet and of entering into a superior stage of evolution of humankind.
This group meditation organized by MISA-Romania, NATHA-Copenhagen and other MISA branches around the world, aims at the awakening of individuals and groups who participate in these meditations, for bringing into awareness the presence of Cosmic Consciousness. With this experience, every individual can have access to the universal dimension that potentiality exists in every soul.
The yin-yang concept
In Oriental philosophy, and also in the modern scientific paradigm, the manifestation of the Universe always contains a double aspect: light and darkness, sky and earth, positive (+) and negative (-), solar (of the Sun) and lunar (of the Moon). In the Eastern thought, the solar, positive, male aspect is called yang, and the lunar, negative, female aspect is called yin. These two concepts are in fact the expression of the Universal complementarities and dualism. The clearest example of this duality is the electric current: we all know that in order to have electricity we need a positive pole and a negative pole. Only together can they produce electrical power. None of them is better or worse than the other. The same thing stands true for the yin-yang concept. Yin and yang cannot be separate: their mysterious rhythm, their subtle alternation makes up the very life of the Universe.
Oriental thought has an extremely simple yet very profound symbol that describes this universal alternation of yin and yang. This symbol is the well known tÂ’ai-ki.
In extremely simple words and from a very general point of view, the main meanings of this symbol are the following:
(1) Everything that exists in the Universe is polarized, i.e., formed of yang-solar (+) and yin-lunar (-).
(2) The presence of these complementarily opposed counterparts creates a tension. From this tension, Life is born. For maintaining the tension (therefore, life), one of the poles must predominate. This predominance leads to movement, change, transformation.
(3) The two poles of the manifestation are contained in a tremendously big circle that keeps them together (in the above drawing, the exterior circle should be extremely big, but considerations of space makes this unpractical in this material). This symbolizes the existence of a Transcendental Principle that controls and dominates from a higher level. Only in this way Creation is possible. If the Transcendent Principle didn’t compel the two poles to stay together, they would return to Unity, Invisibility, Non-manifestation.
(4) Each polarity contains, in seed, its opposite, which means that everything is relative. Everything, in some deep, mysterious way, is his opposite. Every moment of life includes, somehow, qualities diametrically opposed to those apparently implied. The truth of the original androgyny (having male and female characteristics in one) of the human being is well known. By virtue of this, the balance between male (+) and female (-) hormones, condition sine-qua-non of life, is possible in all humans irrespective of sex. Man is predominantly Solar; his seed (the semen) is Lunar (-). Woman is predominantly Lunar (-); her seed (the ova) is Solar (+).
Thus, tÂ’ai-ki is a perfect symbolic synthesis of Universe and Man, defining in a masterly manner the essence of Yoga Science. The representation of the two poles, the Solar (+) and the Lunar (-), as being equal is an idealistic point of view.
A perfect balance leads to absence of tension, hence non-manifestation. In the manifested worlds, there always is and must be a predominant pole. The state of power appears when the two poles are very close to a perfect balance. A strong lack of balance between them results in weakness, suffering, illness, lack of self-control and lack of power.
Another important aspect is that yang is centripetal (it proceeds toward a center or axis) and moves in energy vortexes that turn counterclockwise, while yin is centrifugal (it proceeds away from a center or axis) and moves in energy vortexes that turn clockwise. Yang is the principle of order, structure, and decrease of entropy. Yin is the principle of chaos, lack of structure, increase of entropy.
The spiral is charged with multiple symbolic meanings. Many of these meanings include the dynamic interaction between yin and yang.
The yang-spiral expresses the luminous, solar, dynamic and optimistic energy. When moving along the arm of this spiral in a counterclockwise sense, it is just natural to reach the center, which represents the Source of Creation from which everything that exists started and to which it will return. The yang-spiral thus represents the circular centripetal movement of returning to the Center.
The yang-spiral is related to the movement of spiritual evolution leading to liberation from the cycle of reincarnations, while the yin-spiral is related to the movement of involution and enchainment to the wheel of reincarnation, since it gets further away from the Center.
The spiral is often seen in nature: the snail shell is a well known example. The symbolism of the spiral is scientifically funded by the mathematical theory of the logarithmic spiral and of the Golden Number, or Fibonacci series. This Golden Number was discovered by the Italian mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci (c. 1170 - c. 1240), also called Leonardo of Pisa.
Fibonacci numbers have many interesting properties and are widely used in mathematics. Natural patterns, such as the spiral growth of leaves on some trees, often exhibit the Fibonacci series. A corollary of this is the well-known fractal structures and the discovery of fractal geometry.
In this meditation, the participants (paired up man-woman) are holding hands and are arranged according to the succession of the 12 astrological signs of the zodiac. As a result of this arrangement, complex phenomena of resonance take place both with the beneficial flow of the yang energy and with the beneficial aspects of each of the 12 zodiac signs and of the subtle flow of their respective ruling planets. As a result, the subtle aura of each participant is charged with beneficial energy that balances and heals at a very deep level, accelerating in the same time the spiritual evolution of consciousness. Directly proportional with the size (area) of the spiral and the number of participants, each person can thus have the direct experience of an intense state of bliss. Each person represents then a miniature replica of the Perfect Cosmic Human Being. During this yang-spiral, each participant (regardless of his or her astrological sign) can experience the beneficial aspects of all the 12 zodiacal signs.
From a general point of view, the archetypal influence that comes during a yang-spiral through each of the astrological signs is the following:
Aries channels the primordial impulse and endless enthusiasm;
Taurus channels the sustained creative effort;
Gemini channels the mysterious polarity of creation;
Cancer channels the state of passivity and attachment;
Leo channels the energy of life and love in its most expansive form;
Virgo channels the power of discernment and intuition;
Libra channels the power of sociability and the just middle way (through which contraries are harmonized);
Scorpio channels the mysteries of disintegration of matter and profound spiritual transformation;
Sagittarius channels the duality between instincts and superior spiritual aspirations and the finding of the way to the source of creation;
Capricorn channels the process of transcendence;
Aquarius channels the superior spiritual states of consciousness;
Pisces channels the power to explore the inner world and to reach the state of spiritual liberation;
In the same time, through the Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn persons, the participants in a yang-spiral can experience the subtle energies of the earth element.
Moreover, Scorpio people resonate also with Pluto, which gives spiritual renewal, magical powers, ability to transcend the personality, crystal-clear lucidity. Through the Taurus and Libra people that participate in a yang-spiral, all other participants can experience by resonance the beneficial subtle influence of Venus, which gives refined love, intense and refined eroticism, transfiguring thoughts, artistic inspiration, attraction to everything that is beautiful and harmonious, good taste, tenderness. Through the Sagittarius people that participate in a yang-spiral, all other participants can experience by resonance the beneficial subtle influence of Jupiter, which gives profound states of mental understanding, refinement of thinking, expansiveness, enthusiasm, tendency toward the practical study of religion, success in everything, the intuition of the final aim of the human existence. Through the Capricorn people that participate in a yang-spiral, all other participants can experience by resonance the beneficial subtle influence of Saturn, which gives responsibility, seriousness, love for philosophy, prudence, honesty, power of adaptation to all kinds of difficult situations. Through the Aquarius people that participate in a yang-spiral, all other participants can experience by resonance the beneficial subtle influence of Uranus, which gives spirit of adventure, creative power, search for meaning, focused attention, will power, self-control. Through the Pisces people that participate in a yang-spiral, all other participants can experience by resonance the beneficial subtle influence of Neptune, which gives deep spiritual intuition, expansion of consciousness, direct experimentation of the beatific void, divine love without object, the transcendence of the inferior structure of personality, mystic revelations, the perceiving of the grace of God, ability to project into parallel worlds.
If we were to make a synthesis, we can say that during the yang-spiral, the resonance with the subtle energies of Venus gradually develops a state of generosity; the resonance with the subtle energies of Jupiter gradually develops a state of patience; the resonance with the subtle energies of Saturn gradually develops discipline; the resonance with the subtle energies of Mars gradually develops the power to take just action; the resonance with the subtle energies of the Moon gradually develops the power to meditate; the resonance with the subtle energies of the Sun gradually develops the state of wisdom; the resonance with the subtle energies of Mercury gradually develops the power to justly use the right means to accomplish what we want; the resonance with the subtle energies of Uranus gradually develops a state of harmony that will help in reaching the spiritual goal; the resonance with the subtle energies of Pluto gradually develops paranormal powers; the resonance with the subtle energies of Neptune gradually makes possible the highest spiritual awakening that ensures the conscious re-integration into the Cosmic Consciousness.
Human beings whose bodies, emotions and minds are purified and balanced enough, and who succeed to focus and actively involve themselves in the yang-spiral meditations in which there are a large number of participants (3000 – 4000 people or more) can easily enter states of samadhi (cosmic ecstasy).
For understanding through direct experience what happens during a yang-spiral meditation, you have to participate in at least three yang-spirals that are organized and done under direct supervision of competent teachers.
For having a meaningful experience in a yang-spiral meditation, you have to be very well rested and to have enough vitality. It does not matter if you suffer from an illness – in fact, this can be partially or completely cured after a few yang-spiral meditations. You do not have to be a yoga practitioner to benefit from a yang-spiral meditation.
A specific aspect generally felt by people who participate for the first time to the yang-spiral meditations is that they might feel very clearly the areas of the body that are imbalanced, the subtle energy centers that are blocked and the aspects of the being that need improvement. Even though this might manifest as a slightly unpleasant sensation in the respective areas, in the subsequent meditations these effects will gradually diminish and disappear completely as a result of the balancing and healing effects of the huge beneficial energies that manifest during the spiral.
Some clarifications about the Brahmarandra Spiral
In this meditation the exceptionally beneficial effects of the yang spiral are doubled by the Brahmarandra meditation. This meditation is also called “Induction of the state of Liberation through divine miracle”. Through this initiate procedure the participants will feel the opening of Brahmarandra, the “spiritual gate” situated above the top of the head. Brahmarandra is also called the gate of God, the place in the body where God is entering into the being. The action itself is carried by the intention of the participants and by the Divine Grace. No other techniques are necessary and involved in this exceptional experience. During the Brahmarandra Spiral meditations the participants might feel a wonderful state of union with the Absolute, entering into the Heavenly Kingdom and thus experiencing the state of Liberation.
People with serious mental disturbances (schizophrenia, paranoia, etc.) are not allowed under any circumstances to participate in these meditations!!!
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* Every month, after your payment is registered, you receive a stamp in the reception or by the teacher.
* If you lose your membership card/receipt for participation a new one costs 100 kr.
* It is the responsibility of the participant always to be able to show valid documentation for payment on request. The participant should therefore always make sure to receive a receipt for the payment.
* You get reduced price for almost all our activities if you are unemployed, pensioner, trainee or student. (Copy of valid documentation is required, and sign up form must be filled out and renewed annually.)
* If you are less than 20 years old you pay only half of the normal price. This is not valid for food & lodging.
* In all continuous courses of Natha Yogacenter you receive written course material, and in depth guidance from your teacher in all exercises and techniques. The teaching aspires always towards authenticity.
* As participant you can only have 15 absences from your course in one season (from 1st of September to 31st of August).
* If you are absent, you receive the distributed course material from the period of absence, and you have the possibility to consult the teacher for follow-up guidance. In our video library you can also see/listen the recordings of the courses, where you were absent.
* If you unsubscribe from a course and rejoin, you will be considered as a new member/new participant, and thus follow the instructions for payment when beginning the course. You will then begin on the level at which you reached or below.
About prices, payment & membership
Valid from 1st of September 2011 all over the country
About membership and participation
In this leaflet you find everything you need to know to participate in our courses and to become member of Natha Yogacenter.
Natha Yogacenter offers a range of profound and intensive courses in yoga, tantra, meditation and ayurveda.
The daily classes are at the heart of the yogacenter, which is the hub of an active and pulsating spiritual life.
We look upon our work as one of transmitting an authentic and genuine teaching of yoga, tantra and spirituality, helping everyone to develop in concordance with individual needs and wishes.
Beside the daily teachings, we organize a great variety of events, lectures, workshops and retreats all year round, which give you and your friends the opportunity to learn more about our spiritual system.
As an active member you can easily become part of the social environment and participate in all the activities you want. Since Natha Yogacenter is a voluntary and popular association, your active participation in the teaching and around it makes an important difference; both for you and for the school. As member of Natha Yogacenter and participant to the courses you receive weekly written material, which helps you to easily work in a systematic way with the new information and practical techniques, which you receive in the class. It is up to you if you want to become a member or just participate, when you sign up for a course.
Our courses start every year in September, and are open for new participants until 7 months after they start.
As a member you also have a number of other advantages:
* You can participate in all classes on the same level as your own (or on lower levels) in both Copenhagen and in the rest of the country – as well as in many other countries around the globe.
* You can become a member of Catharsis Spiritual Cinema Club without charge.
* You get always a special offer on the popular vegetarian buffet in the restaurant Ambrosias Have.
* You have free entrance for all our lectures and meditations, and selected events and activities.
* You have the opportunity to participate in initiations, field projects and study groups guided by a teacher.
* You are free to make the best use of our tutor program and get your own tutor, which can help you to easily integrate in the new social environment, and tell you about the many different options in the school.
* You have the opportunity to do voluntary work for the yogacenter and help out with various tasks connected with the teachings.
* On inquiry we will teach you about karma yoga, and the excellent method of this discipline to integrate your daily actions into a spiritual and tantric practice.
The only thing you need to do to become a member or participate to our courses is to contact us in the reception or to talk to your teacher, and to fill out our sign up form.
Automatic payment service
On the following link – which will be sent directly to PBS - you can sign up for automatic payment service to pay your courses.
After that you need not do anything else than checking the payment overview, which you get from PBS by the end of each month, to verify if the payment you are charged for your courses in Natha Yogacenter is correct.
For signing up to the automatic payment service click here
We recommend you to sign up for automatic payment service, since manual payments will be more costly for you having a fee of 250 kr. for each payment. With automatic payment service, you are rid of the problem of forgetting to pay on time and thus receiving expensive reminders – and in the same time it is helping us to avoid time consuming administration, time which we instead can spend to help you in other ways.
Digital photo for your membership ID card
The only thing you need to do is to attach the digital photo in an email with the subject: ’Photo for membership ID card’ and write your name and the course(s), you want to attent to.
In this way you can choose your own picture for the memebership ID card and you will also get it faster.
Sign up form
You can download our sign up form as a pdf file here.
The sign up form can also be filled out it the receptionen, when you come for your first class.
We wish you an exceptional spiritual transformation and time with us!
Prices Basic Yoga 355/305 kr for 1 month Intensive Yoga (IY) 355/305 kr for 1 month Intensive Tantra (IT)
355/305 kr for 1 month
505/425 kr for 1 month (price including the special groups for men and women (optional)).
Learn to Meditate 355/305 kr for 1 month Tantra for women - Shakti group 1500/1200 kr for 10 weeks Tantra for mænd - Vira gruppe 355/305 kr for 1 month Shivaism 400/325 kr for 1 month Ayurveda400/325 kr for 1 month Yoga for Pregnant Women 1200/1000 kr for 12 weeks Music therapy course 400/325 kr for 1 month
Discounts at participation on the continuous courses:
At participation to 2 courses: 100 kr. discount pr. month
At participation to 3 courses: 130 kr. discount pr. month
At participation to 4 courses: 165 kr. discount pr. month
At participation to 5 courses: 200 kr. discount pr. month
Family discount for 2 or more family members: 30% discount on the normal price pr. month.
The discounts are only valid for the continuous courses payed monthly via BS betalingsservice.
You can only receive one kind of discount at a time.
(with food and accomodation)
(without food and accomodation)
Tantric Consultation 400 pr session Tantric Psychotherapy 450 pr session Astrologisk konsultation 400 pr session Yoga Theraphy Center Product list Ayurvedic Consultation 800 pr session Bachelor Party 1500 pr party (call 3393 0858)
Please be aware that you only get reduced price for the course fee, and not food and lodging.
Beside the above mentioned events, workshops and retreats there are a long list of free activities in Natha Yogacenter all year round. On our Coming Events you find the complete event calendar for 2011.
We reserve all rights for misprints, and changes in conditions, prices and program. Updated 19/4 2011.