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It took me years of extensive research to find a meditation technique that would fulfill my five non-negotiable no-bullshit-taken criteria...   Sesame oil, almonds in slices,
Dried lotus leaves and Indian spices,
Bunches of French herbs tied up with strings -
Those are a few of my favourite things
Some childhood impressions last. One of such with profound implications was a picture of the language tree in my mother's Introduction To Linguistics...   "There is too much beauty in the world for the lonely man to take." Travelling for me is a cathartic lesson in humility, the awe of a human in face of the scale and beauty of God's creation...
University-trained Japanologist, I spent most of my life in various parts of Asia. I would like to think that I have learnt the best (and, perhaps, the worst too) of the civilizations amongst which I have lived.   Brought up a scientific atheist, I spent most of my life in the classic Russian spirituality quest for the meaning of life, carefully dodging organized religion of any kind.
"To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it be woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?"   Is our brain just an unfathomably complex biochemical reactor and does it observe reality or does it produce it? Modern psychology looks at it from only from one narrow angle.
While semi-barbarous princedoms in Europe, bogged in squalor and poverty, were dragging through the Dark Ages, Heian Japan was busy competing in poetry and mixing perfumes.    Politics and media are one and the same in our post-modern world.
I learnt shiatsu at 13 and have been fixing headaches, toothaches and lumbagos for my family and friends. Nine years later in a Bangkok temple I discovered Thai massage. The world of Oriental medicine started unravelling in front of me.   Art should be beautiful or meaningful. When it 's both it is a chef-d'oevre. If, on top of it, it's original, it's genius.
Body is the temple of soul, it needs good maintenance.   Reading a good book is one of the greatest pleasures invented by humans.
From Handel and Beyoncé to Amy Winehouse and Oliver Shanti, music is my refuge and solace.   Japan, my first love
         

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Sensually Transmitted Wanderlust
Sensually Transmitted Wanderlust

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