About the Guest:
Phil Hine is an independent researcher and occult practitioner of over 40 years. Initiated into both Western and Indian Spiritual traditions, he has practiced a hybridised form of Tantra for over twenty-five years. His writing has appeared in a wide number of Journals and anthologies, including Abraxas, Chaos International, and Pagan News. He has three books in print – Condensed Chaos, Prime Chaos, and The Pseudonomicon and has just released three chapbooks in a series exploring the history of the Chakras. He lives in London with his partner Maria. His current writings can be found at http://enfolding.org.
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Just as each feature of cosmic order has an essential nature, cosmic order itself has an essential nature. Bringing ourselves into harmony with the essential nature of cosmic order is the way by which we can live peacefully in the world. Conversely, dissonant action relative the essential nature of cosmic order brings about chaos and destruction.
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Existence is bondage to bodily experiences of emotion, excrement, illness, pain, and death.