Monthly Archive for May, 2012

Robert Beer – Outsider In.

A one hour radio interview with Robert Beer broadcast on London’s Resonance 104.4fm at 10pm on Wednesday 2nd May 2012. James Tregaskis invited Robert to talk about himself, his life & his work.

The result is a moving & illuminating foray into the mind, heart & soul of one of the pre-eminent researchers of our day in the matters of life & death & what happens after we die.

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Robert Beer has studied and practised Tibetan Art for the past forty years. He is now recognized as one of the foremost scholars in this field.

Author and illustrator of the Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs, and the Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols. He has illustrated Indian Mahasiddhas in the book Buddhist Masters of Enchantment.

Over the past fifteen years Robert has been working closely with the most talented thangka painters of the Kathmandu Valley, the Newar artists of Nepal.

He is now curating an exhibition of his work & theirs, currently running at the October Gallery in Old Gloucester Street, until 26th May 2012.

In this interview Robert recounts his life story; he discusses his pivotal experiences including an lsd ‘kundalini crisis’, the death of his little sister &, much later, the death of his beloved elder daughter.

About out of body experiences, near death experiences and lucid dreaming; about his experiences of past lives & the life between those lives, the spirit home.

During the exhibition Robert will be giving four talks, on the 5th, 8th, 18th & 26th of May 2012; details here at October Gallery Events. Entry £Free (donations welcome).

Visit the exhibition, essential viewing; go & listen to Robert’s talks.


Success at Jogini Falls.

Villagers of Vashisht are happy & relieved today. The Himachal Pradesh Government made the decision at Cabinet Level to cancel entirely the proposed 1MW hydro project at Jogini Falls. Celebrations are being held in honour of the Goddess (Jogini Devi “Ma Mai”). More when details become available:[wpvideo wnnJhWHd w=”640″] jogini fallsan article in the flower raj encyclopaedia on the goddess, the people & the place; with photos & videos & links to other sites.

“The Jogini waterfalls are basically the sacred bathing place for “Joginis” who are believed to be the unwed daughters of Lord Indra. It is on the first of Baisakh that the locals bring their children for their first tonsure here above the Bashisht village”.

“The Jogini waterfall is near Vashisht village. Every day a large number of domestic and foreign tourists visit it and the Jogini temple. The villagers from the valley visit and perform their rites at the temple and till date follow the custom of serving food in plates made of stone”.