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Swami (or Yogi) Ramacharaka – Privileged mystic or just another person mistaking knowledge for belief?

Swami or Yogi Ramacharaka (true identity unknown) was a Hindu-influenced mystic philosopher.¹ He or she wrote extensively on astral planes where the self allegedly resides between different incarnations. In his or her book Mystic Christianity Ramacharaka offers an imaginative, if not … Continue reading


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Parvati – Loving, terrible and creative, like most deities

Parvati is a central Hindu goddess and the consort of Siva as described in the Puranas. She is said to be the daughter of the Himalayas and a model for the ideal wife. Sometimes called Devi, Parvati is generally seen … Continue reading


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The three Hindu gunas – a meeting of psychology, spirituality and cosmology

The Samkhya philosophy of Hinduism outlines three gunas (Skt. = string or tendency) of sattva, rajas and tamas. The gunas are qualities apparently found in material nature (prakṛti) with a corresponding consciousness found in living beings. A refined guna in material … Continue reading