Sacred Beauty-Jagua Temp Tattoo Body Art

In your spiritual aesthetic journey, you may have seen people wearing what appears to be henna tattoos that are pure black instead of the typical auburn brown shade. This most likely was done using Jagua fruit extract; Jagua fruit extract is the ONLY thing that can safely produce jet-black mehndi tattoos. Black temporary tattoo products that contain PPD are not safe and should never be used.

The tradition of using Jagua fruit to make beautiful, intricate temp tattoos was invented by the indigenous peoples of South America. It resembles and is applied in a similar way to Mehndi, the henna-based body art of India.

Jagua art lasts for several weeks on the skin. It is considered safe for most people; the only persons who should avoid it are those who have allergies to fruit, especially berries, because those people may experience severe contact dermatitis after application. Everyone who tries it should apply a small test patch somewhere on the arm, to be certain there are no allergies involved.

A freshly-applied Jagua tattoo. Image taken from Wikipedia.

Try out Jagua tattoos today! The famous Earth Henna brand sells all-natural, organic Jagua in safe, easy-to-apply kits.
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Earth Henna Organic Jagua Black Temporary Tattoo and Body Painting Kit – Black


Meditative Atmosphere: Prayer Flags

One way to create a peaceful atmosphere is to have a set of traditionally-styled prayer flags.
These flags were originally created in India and then became a part of the religion/cultural system called “Bon” in Tibet.
They are categorized as “Lung Ta” and “Darchor”; horizontal and vertical flags.
These flags are now associated with Buddhism and are meant to promote peace and wisdom. The colors of the flags also represent different elements. They are printed with mantras that are meant to sanctify the area around them as they fade in the sunlight.
The flags should be disposed of by burning when they are faded and should not be worn, nor should they be placed onto the ground.

Traditional prayer flags in India, photograph taken from Wikipedia.

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Tibetan Prayer Flag – Large Traditional Design (10″ x 10″) – Roll of 25 Flags – Handmade in Nepal – Buddhist Flags – Traditional 5 Element Colors

Handmade Large Cotton Medicine Buddha Prayer flags in Tibetan with English Translation

Tibetan Prayer Flags Large Solid Blue Color Medicine Buddha Healing Flags

Useful Links..Facebook Live Map

Did you know that you can watch live ceremonies & meditation sessions at Buddhist and Hindu temples all over the world? The Facebook Live Map allows you to do this easily and it costs absolutely nothing! There isn’t any catch. Just log into Facebook and open this link to display the Live Map. You can use your mouse to zoom in and out with the scroll wheel and select which stream you want to watch. Streams with a larger audience have larger dots representing them on the map.
Have fun!


Useful Links..The Internet Sacred Text Archive

Are you interested in reading ancient sacred texts for FREE?

Check out The Internet Sacred Text Archive!

Here is a list of texts that may be interesting for those who are exploring spirituality, history & world religion;

The I Ching

The Vedas

The Apocrypha

Texts of the Gnostics and Hermetics

Texts of the Rosicrucians

Texts of Taoism

The books of Forteana

The Tao Te Ching

One essential piece of reading is The Tao Te Ching. Here is an excerpt;

The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named is not the eternal name.
The nameless is the beginning of heaven and Earth.
The named is the mother of the ten thousand things.
Ever desireless, one can see the mystery.
Ever desiring, one sees the manifestations.
These two spring from the same source but differ in name; this appears as darkness.
Darkness within darkness.
The gate to all mystery.

One way to read the Tao Te Ching is to visit,1988,1996,2004/section:1
Another way to read it is to purchase a copy of one of the translations..I recommend the older ones because they are more literal and contain less paraphrasing.
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Tao Te Ching: Text Only Edition

The Best Incense

Incense has a long & storied is manufactured in the form of sticks, cones, coils and granules of pure resin. Humans have used it for thousands of years to enhance meditation and create a sacred atmosphere.
Incense has been burnt as an offering to Gods in many religions, due to its potent and heady fragrance, as well as the fact that it is made of precious and scarce materials.

These are a few of my favorites!

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Sai Baba Super Hit Incense, 100g
Super Hit is one of my old standby incenses. It has a powdery sandalwood odor.

Dragon’s Blood – Case of 12 Boxes, 10 Cones Each – HEM Incense From India
HEM incense can be hit-or-miss, but I love their Dragon’s Blood. They offer both the cone and stick variety.

100% Pure Organic Frankincense Resin / Tears – 8oz – High Quality – By Sweet Essentials
If you want to smell pure, organic, 100% resinous incense you need to buy some Frankincense tears. This is the purest form of incense. You will probably want to use charcoal and a burner to light this kind of incense.


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