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Shambhala Land – myth or reality?

The Shambhala Land is said to be a hidden paradise in the depths of the Himalayas, only to be reached by a long and treacherous journey. The Shambhala legend dates back to thousands of years ago, and it has been referenced in a variety of ancient texts, such as the Kalachakra Tantra [ click to read – a guide to KT ]. Shambhala is a Sanskrit word that means either place of Peace...

The beauty of Japanese Death Poems

Written by Nathaniel Postell We are obsessed with death – the great beyond, the next journey. We all contemplate death – shook by a fear of the unknown. Craving the knowledge of what is to come yet reluctant to pay the price of admission. Death is inevitable. Painted in that inescapable light, Japanese death poems should be a grim affair. However, this is not the case. Poetry has long held...

Female demons of Ancient Japan

!! As you know the Kingdom (and demon) at the core of ‘Ninth Planet’ in The Pearl Territory is called Mara. I have no idea why I’ve chosen that name, but then I googled… and found out: x x x  Guest post by Sami Reed Cleaver –  click to connect Japanese folklore humors us with stories and tales about scary, powerful demons and monsters that represent EVIL and are set out...