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SPRING 2019 VOL. 31 NO. 1

LOC Back Issue Vol. 31 NO. 1 The Yogic Way of Life

SATSANG

2 THE YOGIC WAY OF LIFE
by Swami Amar Jyoti
Consciousness or energy is incessantly flowing through us. In giving we receive, because we are open. We regain our divine inheritance only by being, not by expecting.

FEATURES

10 HEALING AND EMPOWERING THE SACRED FEMININE
by Lama Tsultrim Allione
The earth is in crisis with the loss of the sacred feminine, a crisis of spiritual values, of the sacred as imminent and imbued in all of life.

13 
THE HEART OF WELLNESS
by Kavitha Chinnaiyan, M.D.
When we begin to live our lives as bliss, we change the structure of the cosmos. Each of us is that significant and that powerful.

16 RAJA YOGA: THE YOGA OF CONCENTRATION
by Swami Jyotirmayananda
The purpose of Yoga philosophy is to remove “pain” of all kinds—physical, mental or those experienced through life’s circumstances.

20
 MEDITATION AND THE POWER OF THE GROUP
by Charles Shahar
In a group setting, sometimes all meditators need to do is close their eyes, and their soul will fly.

24 SOUL DOG: THE SPIRITUAL LIFE OF ANIMALS
by Elena Mannes
Research on the feelings and understanding of dogs and other nonhuman animals leads to the conclusion that other species possess consciousness.

28 
SELFLESS SERVICE
by Prem Prakash
It’s a wonderful paradox that the spiritual path begins with taking responsibility and ends in surrender. To have faith means to relinquish the past and trust the future.

32 THE POWER OF SACRED CEREMONY
by Sandra Ingerman
If you honor and respect life and reestablish your connection with nature, the helping spirits and nature will honor you in return.

 

34 MY HUNT FOR THE AFTERLIFE
by Thomas Jacobson
“While in my trance state, I experienced the depth of Spirit’s compassion, their unwavering devotion to the well-being of whomever they were addressing.”

38 HYGEE—THE SIMPLICITY OF COZY
by Melissa Alvarez
Hygee means accepting things and finding delight in life instead of wishing for something else.

40 PARAM PARA: ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH
by Swami Amar Jyoti
Witnessing and observing are very important from the yogic point of view, in order to find your true Source.

43
 YOGA NIDRA: THE YOGA OF CONSCIOUS SLEEP
by Pierre Bonnasse
It is important to observe that true happiness is not about making dreams come true, but about realizing that we are, in fact, dreaming.

50
 PRASAD AT THE LOVE CAFÉ
by Leah Loveday

64 
VIDURA IN THE MAHABHARATA

REVIEWS

46 Books, Books for Children, Mixed Media, Audio, Spiritual Cinema

SEEKERS BAZAAR

51 Tools for Your Journey

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