The Source Family

THE SOURCE: The Untold Story of Father Yod, YaHoWha 13, and The Source Family Isis Aquarian and Electricity Aquarian Process Media, 2007 “The Source Family” (film, 2012) Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulous Jim Baker founded some of the nation’s first health food restaurants. Opening in the late sixties, the Source Restaurant on LA’s Sunset Boulevard quickly […]

Faith Is Our Real Wealth

Shrila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj From the Archives Ashé Journal #3.2, 2004. Why does our consciousness come down and cannot have a higher conception of higher spiritual existence, but our attention is drawn to some material thing? We think some medicine, or some intoxication can help us. When I cannot raise my consciousness to the fine […]

For the Love of God

Variations of the Vaisnava School of Krishna Devotion By Phil Hine From the Archives Ashé Journal #2.4, 2003. Western pagans seeking for queer-positive themes & representations in Indian mysticism have tended to focus on popularized notions of Tantra, possibly due to Tantra’s supposed emphasis on ‘sacred sexuality.’ In this essay, I will outline some of […]

Maha Kumbha Mela

by Gail Gutradt From the Archives Ashé Journal 2.1, 2003. 24 January, 2001, Allahabad, India After a week of wandering through dusty Mela grounds, sitting with gnarly, ganja-smoking Naga Babas practicing various degrees of intense tapasya, sleeping on stone floors, eating endless ghee-glistening chapatis with dal and subjie, sneezing and gritty coughing from storms of dust […]

An Asceticism of Being

Foucault & the Epistemology of Self, Post Modernity by Sven Davisson From the Archives Ashé Journal #1, 2002. I pay homage to the guru, the divine friend, Mahatma Guru Shri Paramahansa Shivaji, Osho, Baba-ji The mental focus of the past several decades, in the West, has been marked by a heightened quest for essence, sometimes […]