Yoga

I had to have some reason for Vayu to turn up in person to speak with Sherlock about Eustace so I had Eustace be an advanced practitioner of a form of yoga – which had me looking into different forms of yoga. I always knew there were more than one but wanted to look into which were the first and classical yogas before all these new variations. I settled on Raja yoga for Eustace. The six traditional forms of yoga are often called the six Darshanas (paths) of yoga. These originated in ancient India and have been practised for centuries.…

The Great Dissolution

I was researching what other religions had an equivalent of The Christian Apocalypse and came across Pralaya. Pralaya, a Sanskrit term, translates to “dissolution,” and refers to the cyclical destruction of the universe at the end of a period called a kalpa that lasts billions of years. Unlike the Apocalypse, or Ragnorak, it isn’t necessarily a negative event, but a dissolving and reforming process. According to Hinduism, we are living in the Kali Yuga, one of four yugas, and the age of darkness and strife. At the end of Kali Yuga, a figure named Kalki, the tenth and final avatar…