Announcing Journal of a Yogin

Kali’s Brood is proud to announce an online journal for a practising/aspiring Yogin, titled “Journal of a Yogin”..well obviously right.

For those following us, the last few years has been decisive in a specific sense. All that was indicated and held as potentialities have begun to manifest. Many assumptions have been validated, many thrown out as irrelevant to the pursuit of Yoga and the Divine.

The current site remains, and will continue to share material on spirituality and Hinduism. For those who are serious and who wish to exceed the little ken, we have this journal.

We wrote the following on our about section on Medium.

Journal of a Yogin enumerates methods, approaches, paths and different practices of Yoga as found in the ancient Vedic tradition, and in the modern times perfected by the teachings of Sri Aurobindo.

That says everything we wish to say. Please visit us.

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Kali’s Brood is now on Medium!

Kali’s Brood is now on Medium!

We are excited to be growing from a new basis, both inner and outer. A new resolve and impulse has propelled us to the next stage in Yoga and we wanted to share all that we have learnt along the way.

We wrote the following on our about section on Medium.

Kali’s Brood is an earnest attempt at reviving the sense of Yoga as understood & practised by the Vedic Seers, and in the modern times by Sri Aurobindo, and through that the manifestation of the Divine potentialities in all of us.

That says everything we wish to say. Please visit us. And don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter too, from the homepage on this site.

Some visuals from Kali’s Brood on Medium.

How to Invoke a Deity

Senses Closed, Open Within

Senses Closed, Open Within

Go where human taint has not disfigured things. Bare foot, let clay and soil and water of the earth dress your feet.

Dig fingers deep into earth, draw out a clump of sand flesh, this will be the body of Him.

Mould sand flesh into a shape of your aspiration. What this will be will be guided from within.

Whether sage bare, or winged horses, or many armed hero, or many minded priest, or reclining God, or playful herd-boy…what it will be shall be guided.

Sand flesh formed, now erect it on a seat.

Sit in front and gather the following – Every thought that strays, every desire self you have lent unto living and dead things, every impulse that animates your thoughts, every virtue, every vice..everything.

These gathered make of them a garland; each segment will be a thing of vileness or perversion or despicable or grand or noble or sublime or even beautiful.

This is as it should be, an offering is perfect when it is what it is.

This garland of old becomings and impulses gently lay in front of your aspiration’s shape.

Now open yourself, as bare hungry earth lays prone to a pregnant sky.

Cast away every thought and impulse that occurs, be as the first man ape who waited for a thunder wielding hero.

Wait. Wait. Wait.

You shall see that skies of self are vaster than earth.

Slowly there is a tear in the fabric of self and something trickles through.

Wide, Vast and Puissant.

This is but one limb of the Deity.

Hold on to it.

From mere sand flesh a bigger self has been born and thou art the mid-wife of it.

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Om

Invocation

The beginning

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Om. To Ganesha, the remover of obstacles, we offer our prayers. May our beginnings, middle and end be auspicious. May our will, thought and action be swift and guided as an arrow to its mark, O Ganesha.