The moon is, in terms of distance, the closest heavenly body to the earth. We can see it in the sky for three weeks out of four, and people have, for thousands of years, used its light to guide them in the dark. In addition to the personification of the moon as a deity, there are all kinds of fascinating legends and myths associated with the moon and its cycles.Read More
You will know the spiritual master and mentors, by the sound of their laughter. The mentor/guru -protege relationship is the most efficient and productive form of learning. The right mentors know where to focus your attention and how to challenge you.Read More
Ask yourself, “What does it mean to be a good man?” Imagine waking up in the morning and looking in the mirror and saying to yourself, “You are a good man.” Imagine your funeral. You’ll want it said of you, “He was a good man.”Read More
Everything you see from Thirteen Thieves has that handmade feeling. We designed our labels to reflect some of our goals. We use recycled grocery bags or kraft paper to be grounded and remind us to be conscious of the earth. We created all the blends from the oils we use for the scent to the composition of the base oils. We mix up and pour every product we have assuring that our quality standards are met. We cut, glue, and apply every label to every single bottle, tin, tube, or jar we sell. Before any order leaves us, we individually package your order and include a personalized note. We believe you should know how grateful we are and ultimately we want to spread some positive energy to you and your circles. Our commitment to handmade is in everything we do and reflects in every product you purchase.Read More
Inaction is an action itself.
It seems we are often told we have to do something about a given issue—and we have to do it now.
We are forced to choose between letting go and holding on. Yet, letting go of something is not necessarily a spiritual, enlightened, or Buddhist act in principle.
Instead, we should let it be.Read More
Just when we thought it was safe to go back on the internet, we found Korean musician Luna Lee and her stunning cover version of the Foo Fighters’ 1997 hit Everlong.
Since being uploaded two days ago it’s gone on to be watched over 50,000 times, but that number only scratches the surface. Luna has been covering classic rock songs for several years, with a repertoire than includes Jimi Hendrix’s Voodoo Child, Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven, AC/DC’s Back In Black, Queen’s I Want To Break Free and many more.Read More
We might ask, why explore the Hero’s Journey? Sure, Hollywood uses it as their dominant story structure for its films (more on that later), but what relevance does it have for us as individuals? Today, when we speak of “myth,” we refer to something that’s commonly believed, but untrue. Myth, for people like Campbell and Jung however, had a much deeper meaning. Myths, for them, represent dreams of the collective psyche. That is, in understanding the symbolic meaning of a myth, you come to know the psychological undercurrent—including hidden motivations, tensions, and desires—of the people.
And because the hero’s journey represents a monomyth that we can observe in most, if not all, cultures, it represents a process that is relevant to the entire human family.Read More