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New Moon in Cancer – A Time to Dance in the Rain

“A dreamer is one who can only find her way by moonlight.” – Oscar Wilde This time of year, especially here at The Sound Temple, the bush is bursting with joy. Everything outside is covered in rain drops, wood smoke blows its way over the roof tops and the freshness of the air helps us to all breathe more deeply. …

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Smudging with Sacred Sage for your Soul

Smudging is an ancient art that is believed to have been practiced by Native Americans for centuries. It’s the name given to the ceremonial, daily act of cleansing and purification which uses a selection of herbs which are bundled together with string to form a smudge stick before being ignited. The Native Americans smudge using sacred herbs, and their technique …

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Winter Solstice – It Is A Time For Home

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is a time for home.” – Edith Sitwell The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year (generally occurring three weeks after the beginning of winter), when some parts of the world slip …

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side this Sagittarius Moon

Meet me at midnight in the forest of my dreams. We’ll make a fire and count that stars that shimmer above the trees.” – Christy Ann Martine Since the dawn of time, our ancestors have been using the movements of the heavens to keep the seasons and to pinpoint time. The sun’s movements were, and sometimes still are, considered the …

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Odin’s One Eye, Thor’s Hammer and Freyja’s Feathered Cloak

“The world is shaped by two things: stories told, and the memories they leave behind.” – Vera Nazarian Myths, legends and stories have been around for millennium, burning their way through the shadows of history like a candle that cannot be blown out. Most of us remember the joy of storytelling. We fought off the pirates with Peter Pan, we …

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Naughty and Nice – The Twins and Gemini

“I’m such a ‘look at the moon’ person”. – Unknown New Moon is a time when the universe stops, breathes, and takes a moment to give us a chance to start afresh. New Moon is always a time full of strong energy, when the time for change hovers over everything like a faint, silvery mist, sometimes revealing things to us …

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Feel Like A Boss In Your Upcycled Clothes

“Trendy is the last stage before tacky.” – Karl Lagerfeld Imagine opening your wardrobe. Close your eyes and picture it. Let your mind run over the clothes hanging like folded memories in the dark. Can you see them? Can you see the jacket you’ve worn so many times it has become sewn into your identity? Feel the jumper you wear …

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Rivers Ruined and Ripped Apart by our Next Pair of Jeans

River Blue Conscious Fashion & Film Discussion Night – Tuesday 28th May 7pm “If not now, then when? if not us, then who?” – Hillel the Elder The documentary River Blue is the visionary feature film that shines a light on the dirty secrets of what’s happening in and to our rivers, and encourages us to take a moment to …

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Karma Yoga Will Save The World

Sunday Satsang at The Sound Temple – Karma Yoga For Inner Peace Every moment of every day of our lives we are doing something; but the question is, how are we doing it? When we are making a cup of tea, how are we making it? When we are eating a meal, how are we eating it? When we are working, …