Parapsychology explored in yoga and philosophy

THIS phrase is rapidly becoming a cliche in the field of parapsychology. From my experience yoga, as we know it in the West, may be one of the great promoters of such parapsychology phrases.

This is one of the main reasons I have been such a huge devotee of the late Dr Hiroshi Motoyama and have named the branch of Yin Yoga that focuses on the intersection of the meridians and chakras as Himalayan Yin.

Dr Motoyama was born to a mother who was an accomplished yogini with advanced psychic ability and himself was an ordained Shinto priest with many vibutis (powers gained through true knowledge).

However his brilliance was not limited to his psychic abilities. He also held two PhD degrees and through Western Science he created instruments that measured subtle energies found in channels such as meridians and chakras.

At the other end of the spectrum was Rene Descartes who back in 1641 published his belief that the realm of the physical and the spiritual are alien, non-communicating realms. His published beliefs were called Meditations on First Philosophy and through his work he declared his hypothesis concerning the disconnection between the realms of the physical and spiritual to be the infallible truth. This declaration has led many of us to believe that our bodies have a specific realm address and our spirits have a completely different discrete realm address. According to Descartes never the twain shall meet. He deduced mind operates under the rules of the spiritual realm and body operates according to the mechanical world of physics.

It is fascinating so many of us have fallen hook, line and sinker to the theory of a 1641 philosopher and chosen to discard the knowledge of the ancient wisdom traditions as rubbish.

Contact Tara at tara@taraji.com.au or www.taraji.com.au.


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