Prayer As Petitioning – A Lesson In Piety From ‘The GodsFather’

The conception many people have of 'Prayer' is that it constitutes of 'asking' - often for things that might be thought of as 'for personal gain', or for the assistance of others. Now, as we've recently discussed, there's quite a bit more to prayer than that, and effectively the broad meaning to the concept is … Continue reading Prayer As Petitioning – A Lesson In Piety From ‘The GodsFather’

Prayer – An Engagement With The Divine

Prayer has to be simultaneously both one of the single most important and yet single most misapprehended elements to our faith(s). We are genuinely surprised at how frequently we seem to come across a vocal belief that there's something somehow inherently 'wrong' or 'alien' to prayer in an Indo-European (and usually rather specifically, a Germanic) … Continue reading Prayer – An Engagement With The Divine

On Whether Rishi Sunak As UK Prime Minister Is A “Win”

Right, so now that we've had approx. 48 hours to 'get used to the idea' … there's been a bit of commentary around the place on the 'meaning', if you like, of Rishi Sunak moving into No. 10 Downing Street. Specifically, whether it's something that ought be 'welcomed' or effectively 'ignored' by Hindus - and … Continue reading On Whether Rishi Sunak As UK Prime Minister Is A “Win”

On The Display Of The Ancestral Dead In Contemporary Museums – A Few Thoughts

We had encountered this twitter thought from an occasional correspondent of Anglo-Saxon extraction, and had a few thoughts in its relation, that I shall transcribe here: "Interesting question. I would perhaps take a look at how this is thought about in the Maori world here in NZ - because yeah, similar concerns around 'these are … Continue reading On The Display Of The Ancestral Dead In Contemporary Museums – A Few Thoughts

The Modern Propitiation Of Apollo Smintheus – Bring The Dawn

Here at Arya Akasha, we do not simply write about Indo-European theology. We attempt to support those writings - that which we are writing about - 'coming (back) to life' ! In some cases, this means making available elements for persons out there to reconnect with the heritage (their own, directly) - or to immerse … Continue reading The Modern Propitiation Of Apollo Smintheus – Bring The Dawn

Devi Worship In Puerto Rico For NavRatri [Operation VaishvaDevi]

For this year's #NavRatri, we said we would be doing something a little different - a 'Show of Force' [Shakti] A tangible demonstration that Devi (and Her Devotees) can be found not only in the Hindu perspective (or, for that matter, what we often think of as the Hindusphere) … but right across the Indo-European … Continue reading Devi Worship In Puerto Rico For NavRatri [Operation VaishvaDevi]

‘Hinduism in the Hinterlands’ – On Putting The ‘Vishvam’ Back Into ‘Krinvanto Vishvam Aryam’

Every so often we run into people insisting that Hinduism can only ever be for current Indians. This is Khmer king Jayavarman II, accompanied by his Purohit, Sivakaivalya, performing oblation to Rudra upon a Shivling. Jayavarman II forged an empire; was a patron of Brahmanas; and had temples built to the Gods. Indeed, religious contribution … Continue reading ‘Hinduism in the Hinterlands’ – On Putting The ‘Vishvam’ Back Into ‘Krinvanto Vishvam Aryam’