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A dictum in Sanskrit says: ‌ Amantram akṣaram nāsti, nāsti mūlam anauṣadham. Ayogyaḥ puruṣo nāsti yojakas tatra durlabhaḥ  (see video).  This means that there is no sound that is not a mantra, no plant that is not medicine, no person who is born without a purpose, but that it takes skill to find these things, and people  with such skill are themselves hard to find! The sages of ancient India devoted their lives to cultivating these skills and empowering people with the use of sound, which they called Mantra, teaching us how to heal ourselves by living harmoniously with our environment; this is called Ayurveda. They learned how to read the starry map of the heavens and use it to guide our lives on earth by understanding our karma; this they called Jyotisha (Vedic astrology). Finally, and perhaps most important, they gave us Individual Archetypal Myths, what I call Dharma Types, to guide us to dharma, our highest good. It is this I AM inside each of us that provides the blueprint to a fulfilled life.

I invite you to join me in exploring this ancient wisdom by availing yourself of the resources on this site, which I will continue to update as time and technology allow. By translating the natural order of the cosmos into the inner order of our lives, the sages of the ancient world gave us a way to live with durable fulfillment. It is my goal to share that with you as best I can.

नमो नमः

Namo Namaḥ!

 

See and Hear Simon on DharmaTV!

 

 

Simon in the Media

Planet Waves FM did an interview with Simon and Ayurvedic practitioner Nomi Gallo at the UAC astrology conference. They have a fun and interactive website. You can listen to the interview here! 

NAMARUPA  is a magazine that features scholarly articles on Yoga, Vedanta, and, now, the Dharma Types. I love reading about their yearly yatras (holy pilgrimages) to holy places in India, as well as their audio/visual links. You can check out the feature-length article I wrote in the current issue  here, and visit their websitewhere you will find a treasure trove of Vedic wisdom here

For a quick lesson in palm reading from expert palmist Robin Gile, check out Simon’s video interview here.

Mindful Mag is a holistic e-magazine that is classy, polished and building great content. I learned how to make homemade laundry detergent and was interviewed about Jyotisha  by two of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Check it out here or go to mindfulmag.com  to get your FREE subscription.