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Back in Blogging Land

Posted in Astrology, Music, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on October 30, 2016 by sudhirastropoetica

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It’s been a very long time between drinks – but here I am back at my keyboard tying up a blog entry. My life has been immersed in the world of acute mental health support. And what a journey it has been. I’ve am having a very real encounter with the system and met a wonderful collection of characters along the way. Still, no matter what has been going on I keep tapping out astrology columns for various newspapers and www.osho.com. Astrology continues to be a vehicle for expression. Mythology keeps being a way to understand things in that mid-land between logic and meditative silence. People keep finding me to have sessions; mostly on-line these days. Life goes on.

The other thing that I have done over the last year and a bit is an on-line Certificate in Trauma and Stress Studies put together by the Trauma Centre in Boston. I even went to Boston in June/July to go to the 27th Annual Trauma Conference. I am truly gob-smacked by the work that is going on in this realm. It is the future of mental health. Check out Bessel van der Kolk (The Body Keeps the Score), Peter Levine, Steven Porges and more. They are empirical scientists whose research is starting to affirm the sanity and effectiveness of such things as body awareness, meditation/mindfulness, relating, creativity and flow. Bless them for bridging a whole lot of really important gaps.

For the rest, it’s feels like consolidation time. My book is now available on Etsy. Go to www.etsy.com and search for Sudhir Astrology. You’ll find two shops with it. Either work. $20 with free shipping anywhere in the world. Also, I have a remastered collection of old songs up at https://sudhir.bandcamp.com/ Bandcamp now take Credit Card payments as well as Paypal. They have finally made life easier. I also post articles from time to time on Linked In. If you feel like getting in touch – do. Love and fun – Sudhir

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In the Mood for doing Astrology Sessions!

Posted in Astrology, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2010 by sudhirastropoetica

Diana, Artemis - The Moon

I’m in the mood for doing Astrology Sessions. Why?

In western culture it has been historically assumed that if one has a genuine existential crisis, where one’s ego blows out at 300 kilometres an hour on the open road, the only real options are to self-destruct – usually via madness or suicide (slow or fast) – or to deny ones feelings in the form of orthodox belief. In the east there has always been a third option. It has been part of the culture for thousands of years – and that option is to dance on the table. The lie is gone and now the truth can come. Yahoo! 

Our egos are bound to fail. They are false. All that we have learned to be, simply must fail – in love, creativity and in coming to terms with death. It has to fail because it’s got no realness in it whatsoever. It is simply impossible to love, create or know, with an identity that has been built to serve society. And our egos can be spectacularly sophisticated. In fact it takes a fantastically sophisticated ego to come fully unstuck. What greater hubris is there than to think that one can love, that one can create – and that one is immortal? This failure is inevitable. It is why depression is the greatest disease of modern man – and it need not be the end of the story. 

Imagine if one could keep one’s crap detector alive as one’s ego failed, not slip into the addictive haze of belief, not dull ones senses with substances or processes, resist the urge to go nuts – and instead stare into the abyss with eyes open? Those who have done so have invariably found that this conscious death of the ego is a doorway into bliss – and, paradoxically – fullness. 

This is why I am in the mood to give sessions. The greatest gift I have been given in this life is a sniff of this bliss – which comes as the ego burns up in the flames of its own falsity. And now I am possessed by the notion that this experience needs to be shared. What to do? 

The culture needs it. We all need it – in love, work and in living.

So, now, let me describe the things I do, in this context. 

I’m in the mood for doing some astrology sessions. What?  and   How?  

I offer Astrology Sessions both face to face and via MP3 anywhere else around the globe. 

Astrology has become my tool for story-telling the transformational journey. Astrology is a perfect medium to do the job. It is after all a repository of stories that has roots that go back to antiquity. It is a rich living web of metaphor that is flexible enough to grow, to be re-visioned. 

I discovered at some point, largely by coming across the work of Milton Erikson, that story-telling is potentially deeply healing. An Astrology Reading is a perfect vehicle for shifting inner perspectives around to make way for a rebirth in that lovely pregnant moment when our ego comes unstuck. Planting the seed of story is a powerful means. In those moments of darkness, annihilation, deep feeling, that we all have, usually provoked by our relationships, work, encounters with authority, or brushes with mortality, a story can be the thread that keeps it real – that keeps it open – that prevents us from going down.   

Experiential Astrology Sessions are a way of doing the same thing but in a more interactive and energetic way, using psychodrama, gestalt, voice dialogue body awareness and more to take it all a step deeper. 

If you like this intent, connect with me. Get on the blower or on the net and book yourself in. I charge $70 AUS for a reading – wherever you are in the world – or $60 if you are in Brisbane or nearby and can come and see me. If you are in Australia you can pay by cash or direct deposit. If you are anywhere else, I do Paypal.    

Putting it into the culture  

I also send out Daily Astrological Weather Reports via Twitter (@SudhirAstrology) and Facebook (Sudhir Daily Astro), write columns for newspapers and websites (www.osho.com) and when I get the chance I play music. My book “Astrology; For Those Who Won’t Admit They’re Interested” is out and available around Australia, and on the web at www.boolarongpress.com.au It’s a great Christmas pressie option. Give one. 

Much love and fun

Sudhir

astropoetica@gmail.com

Social Media, Writers Festivals and Immediacy

Posted in Astrology, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 9, 2010 by sudhirastropoetica

Ceres - The Original Virgin Goddess

Ceres – The Original Virgin Goddess

It’s springtime. Warm days cool nights. Balmy indeed. The mulberry tree outside my back door has new leaves. For the last four days or so I have been going through a collection of inherited ambient music CD’s to figure out what’s worth keeping and what’s not. It has been a very weird experience. No matter what mood I’m in the soundtrack is blissful slow and hypnotic. My craving for the mangled voice of Tom Waits is growing exponentially with each new CD. When my phone rings and it’s Kashmir by Led Zeppelin calling I  pretty much have an epiphany. Almost the kind of epiphany I had last weekend when the Fremantle Dockers played out of their skins and put Hawthorn’s season to rest. There’s more to come on that front methinks.

On the astrology front it’s the time of the month when the www.osho.com newsletter comes out – which means a new Osho Horoscope. For those of you out there in the world at large who aren’t already aware of it, it is this little black duck that writes the Horoscope at Osho.com. Follow this rather ginormous link and give it a read. http://www.osho.com/main.cfm?Area=Magazine&Sub1Menu=LifeStyle&Sub2Menu=Horoscope&Language=English&CFID=2338816&CFTOKEN=88520040It’s my favourite one of all to write. I’m talking to my tribe there. There’s a beautifully chosen little Osho quote after each sign that puts the icing on the cake.

Life has played a wonderful trick. Having lost the City News Astrology Column here in Brisbane because of a newspaper downgrade that is being sold as an upgrade, my agent (Auspac Media) has landed me almost immediately a return to The Westender. So, if you are in this part of the world and need a star fix, head over to West End and pick up a copy. It comes out fortnightly. I’m pretty sure my first column will be in there around the 15th of September.           

For the rest I am delighted to be tweeting regularly. @SudhirAstrology is where all the action is. Daily Astro Weather Reports – my new writing pleasure. They turn up on facebook as well. Hunt down Sudhir Daily Astro for your social networking pleasure.

I am booked to go to the Tropical Writers Festival in Cairns on the weekend of the 16th and 17th of October. There’ll be a whole bunch of Boolarong Press writers up there signing books. Google ‘Tropical Writers Festival’ for more info. My girlfriend who is also the editor of my book, Upasana Papadopoulos will be performing there at 12pm on 17th as well. Catch her amazing voice if you can. Tropical holidays are the best!

 I am busy doing writing exercises to hone my craft and perhaps ignite the spark of a next literary creation. The real skill is observation. Writing it down seems to follow naturally. Look. See. Note. Awareness. Catch the tail of the moments magic with a simple lyric. Meditation – the key note yet again.

Enjoy!

Sudhir