Introduce two new books on the subject of man-woman intimacy, the
way it is meant to bring out the best in each other. The relationship of
equality fosters the theme of feminine spiritual primacy. Once understood,
accepted and nurtured by man, certain aspects of feminine spirituality
become indispensable for his inner growth, inspiration and attainment of
excellence in his chosen field of endeavor.
Please note that the word "feminine" in the discussion has no gender significance.
It is more along the essence of "life-forming, sustaining and nurturing".
Author Bio Born in the upper reaches of the western Himalayas
south of the Tibetan border, Ravi spent his childhood learning traditional wisdom from gurus and
learned swamis in Simla, the summer capital of
British India. His formal education lies in the disciplines of applied psychology,
physics, mathematics and aeronautical engineering. He served for twenty-five years as Director of
Information Sciences at The Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, University of Toronto,
Toronto, Canada, where over one hundred research projects in the behavioral and neuropsychic sciences came to fruition.
His lifelong passion has been
the study of the human condition with an eye to the mystical and spiritual
undercurrents. The musical outpourings of the Haydn-Mozart-Beethoven period have sustained him.
"The eternal feminine draws us on." - Faust - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"More light!" Goethe's last words!!
The principle of the feminine spiritual primacy,
Throughout history, in most cultures, the truth
of the preponderance of feminine spirituality
has been prevented from rising to the surface. As if that was not enough,
most religious institutions and governments persisted in building a male-dominated
society in which the women were relegated to the background, where - taken
for granted and even ridiculed by most men - they continued to give birth
to, nurture and cultivate a family environment without which men would
not have been inspired to become the icons they became in the same society.
This speaks to the truth of the principle itself, for, barring the odd
quirk of nature, each woman embodies the essential elements of the very
essence of spirituality, the basis of life itself. An intimate rapport
with her vessel called body, modesty and shyness - difficult to see at times, but always there - are her natural endowments.
For a biological underpinning of this argument, please read
the section "Gonadic health and ambience" in:
The Latitude Syndrome
Intuitively, most men feel the presence of
spiritual energy all around them. They also know that women, by nature,
have a deeper connection with it than they do. And they endorse this virtue
whole-heartedly. Political, social and economic clouding of the issues
notwithstanding, man's unceasing fascination with the intrigue of woman throughout history
atests to this fact. The feminine nature of spirituality first disarms men. Then it charms them to
express their inner virility as their progeny. No matter what tactic or
social language man uses to attract a mate, his basic yearning is to be
awash in feminine spirituality, which finds expression through his mental
faculties, in most cases, conforming to the peer-denominated norms of the
particular culture. This fundamental yearning is dressed up with physical
and emotional language with which we are all too familiar. The popular
ritual, aka marriage, has been the raison d'etre for most, since day one of human existence
on the earth. But for those whom destiny has predisposed for the rarest
of miracles, the relationship can also be nurtured entirely on the spiritual
plane. This path requires special training, perseverence
and an irrevocable commitment that may even threaten their lives under certain
conditions. But the rewards cannot be imagined or described in any language.
They can only be experienced. More about that later.
I said 'spiritual primacy.'
The Three Verbs of Being
explores the source of the universal feminine shakti or spiritual energy
through the author's boyhood experiences from several angles.
"The Three Verbs of Being . . . moments of greatness,
memorable, evocative and thoughtful provocative scenes
and characters . .as the role of Shona . . spell-binding . ."
Natalie Lemberg, President, The Insiders
System for writers, Malibu Beach, California.
"Ravi's vivid reminiscences seemed to transport
me back to the Simla of the vanished Raj.
Here you have the story of a boy's awakening to
manhood and a woman's discovery of her
spiritual home, woven into a tapestry that
depicts the very soul of India as well as her landscape."
William Cooke, independent scholar,
writer and reviewer, Toronto, Ontario.
"Masterfully put together with interconnected themes,
the ten chapters spellbound me for days as I
accompanied Rashi from revelation to revelation.
I just couldn't put it down."
A serious reviewer, (name withheld by request) Washington D.C.
Detailed outline of The Three Verbs of Being (based on a true story)
is the seat of the nostalgic days of the Imperial British Raj, a gem of
a Himalayan city called Simla in India. The timing
is when the golden era was at its height of pre-war glory. Seen through
the eyes of pubescence, the true tale paints events of a period
covering thirty-five years but actually spanning two centuries! . . . mysticism woven
into the role of the characters. Not much has been written on the topic of 'clairaudience',
a telepathic phenomenon involving sounds. The author has drawn on its profound
power to shed light on the themes of artistic creativity and extrabiological
roots . . . a coming of age story binds the sibling topics of reincarnation,
self-recognition and the mystery of the union of atma (Consciousness)
with paramatma (Superconsciousness) . . .rich snapshots of family-life
. . . the oozing nostalgia of the Raj. . . The British, bewildered by
the mysticism of India . . .the Indians, mesmerized by the soft pale beauty
. . . master-servant psychology . . .matchless settings for
captivating drama . . . metaphysical dilemmas, revelations . . . the quest
for the source of feminine spirituality and its ultimate triumphant grandeur.
Rashi, a spiritually gifted boy, begins his
steam-rail journey and is fascinated with steam engine musicology as its
sense-filled rhythms awaken his mind to the mysteries of nature. He takes
to the British and a colony of rhesus monkeys around the temple on the
Jakhu Mountain, where guru Ram Dave demonstrates his uncanny rapport with
the monkeys. Episodes of clairaudience, family secrets and visions of soft
beauty haunt him. Extrasensory experiences at the Tara Devi mountain confound
him. Searching for his identity, he is absorbed by the female form. . . environment
feeds him copious amounts of sensual material. . . begins to understand
his biological roots. Adolescence lead him on to a search for his nonbiological
blueprint. . . throwbacks and revelations take him to the source of the
feminine energy in the universe.
Anecdotes and travelogues translate the esoteric
metaphysical into day-to-day experiences.
Two teachers simplify the philosophy and the
'how-to' instruction for personal growth.
. . . . a special bond between the guru
and Shona, the wife of a British officer. . . . Ram Dave and his monkeys
transform Shona . . .the mysticism of conjugated Kundalini. . . the ultimate union in
Shona and Rashi become confidants and RD's
pupils. They learn karma, dharma, meditation and the secrets
of atma's union with paramatma for liberation from suffering.
Together they discover the feminine origin of spirituality. A cobra teaches
Rashi a lesson as Margaret's piano-playing leads him to his extrabiological
roots in Salzburg while Shona ponders the mystery of clairaudience.
The guru talks about the model of human experiential
evolution, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual verbs and the basis of artistic
creativity in man.
Shona and Ram Dave pursue a conjugated Kundalini
relationship as Shona is shunned by the British. An unusual relationship with Suvi puts him in touch with his emotional
self. An affair with Toshi fizzles out but not before Rashi uncovers lactation . . .
the roles of Mary Jane, Shona, Suvi and Toshi in his life . . . .
three verbs of being. . . . comes to terms with himself, becoming the man
he is, one verb at a time.
Rashi sets sail for Canada.
The reader will also enjoy:
A chapter on the descriptions of aphorisms, first
principles and seed-ideas postulated in the book.
A chapter titled 'genesis of the book' lists
in chronological order the putting together of the original ideas for the
book and how the hurdles on the way were surmounted. It climaxes with a
nine-day account of how the metaphysical events were personally realized
by the author, by following the meditation routines together with meditative
listening techniques applied to specific compositions of the classical music
of Mozart and Beethoven.
The companion book, The
Latitude Syndrome - for self-help and self-education -
elaborates in simple text form
on the metaphysical concepts put forth in The Three Verbs
of Being. It is a collection of new thought articles, essays and scientific techniques
for a satisfying lifestyle to manage the challenges of the new millennium.
Themes emphasize the bases of physical,
emotional, mental and spiritual health for a stressless response to problems.
Outline of The Latitude Syndrome
The living health model
The three components
The layered health model
The Lifestyle layer
The Nutritional layer
The Latitude Syndrome
The Traditional Model
The birth-rebirth cycle
Duality and reflections of Duality in Nature
Discipline and puritanism
a simple story
Mind over matter
Continuity and spontaneity
Why Om is indispensable to the practice of meditation?
How do cantilevers work?
Interconnectivity (unity) of all entities in the
Good and Evil
Origin of the Swastica Symbol
Hybrid Model of Human Evolution
Three universal laws
The Three Solitudes
A Simpler Description
Basis of Artistic Creativity
Feeling present in the artist
Ustad (master) Isa Afandi
A Plausible Theory
Seed-ideas - set one
Seed-ideas - set two
Quantum Physics comparisons
Structured breathing and Sound constellations
The Gayatri Mantra
Sound, Object and Implied Object
Conception of Idea
Baroque examples for Meditative-listening
Georg Phillip Telemann
George Frederic Handel
Johann Sebastian Bach
In conclusion, a note of caution
A practical guide to realizing Classical music
Telltale Signs to look for
Choice of music for Meditative-listening
The artistic virtues of the Classical era
Musical feeling versus intellect
Music as an internalizing medium
Basis of Surya Shakti - The Spiritual Sun
The Physical Sun
Basis of Surya Shatki in man
Path leading to self-recognition
Four simple principles
Four flavors of methodologies
Nutrition and culinary lifestyle
Surya Shakti seed-idea
General Notes on food items
Grains and legumes
The Latitude Syndrome
Basis of the Latitude Syndrome
Recipes and food preparation
Generic recipe for vegetables
Generic recipe for dry legumes
Unrelated spiritual connections
The human skin
Gonadic Health and Ambience
The duality of the creation of the universe and man