Mill Street bans HGVs for some reason…

There are some local difficulties in Mill Street, OX2. Here are some photographs I snapped last night. Good luck with the development of the Old Power Station and Gibbs Crescent! And, by the way, Oxford City Council planning doesn’t make it easy to upload graphics to its web site. Wonder which IT company is making dosh out of us Council Tax Payers.

Osney power station plans firm up

LAST WEEK the Said Business School put in its planning application to convert the old Power Station here in Osney – and today it held another consultation to show the business paradise it’s planning on the river.

Asbestos is being removed right now and responses to the planning application close around Yuletide. There’s rather more asbestos than the architects expected.

The illustrations/mockups we saw this evening aren’t yet available online, so here’s a series of snaps we took. ♥ Continue reading

Kaulopaniṣat (कौलोपनिषत्‌।) – the Kaula Upaniṣad

Khajuraho couple

Khajuraho couple Photo Mike Magee

[Transcribed 1997 by Mike Magee. See also this PDF for an attempted translation.]
॥ श्रीः॥

शन्नः कौलिकः शन्नो वारुणी शन्नः शुद्धिः शन्नोऽग्निश्शन्नः

सर्वं समभवत्‌।

नमो ब्रह्मणे नमः पृथिव्यै नमोऽद्भ्यो नमोऽग्नये नमो वायवे नमो गुरुभ्यः। Continue reading

The 108 names of Cchinnamastā: श्रीछिन्नमस्ताष्टोत्तरशतनाम स्तोत्रम्‌

श्रीछिन्नमस्ताष्टोत्तरशतनाम स्तोत्रम्‌

śrīchinnamastāṣṭottaraśatanāma stotram



नाम्नां सहस्रमं परमं छिन्नमस्ताप्रियं शुभम्‌।

कथितं भवता शम्भो सद्यः शत्रुनिकृन्तनम्‌॥ १॥ Continue reading

108 names of Baṭuka Bhairava: श्री बटुकभैरवाष्टोत्तरशतनामवलिः

[108 names of Baṭuka. Transcribed by Mike Magee from Bhairava Upasana – Hindi Pustak Bhandar, Delhi, no date. Any errors, please contact me]

श्री बटुकभैरवाष्टोत्तरशतनामवलिः।

ॐ अस्य श्री बटुकभैरवाष्टोत्तरशतनाम मन्त्रस्य बृहदारण्यक ऋशिः। अनुष्टुप्‌ छन्दः। श्री बटुकभैरवो देवता। बं बीजम्‌। ह्रीं शक्तिः। प्रणव कीलकम्‌। श्री बटुकभैरव प्रीत्यर्थम्‌ एभिर्द्रव्यैः पृथक्‌ नाम मन्त्रेण हवने विनियोगः। तत्रादौ ह्रां बां इति करन्यासं हृदयादि न्यासं च कृत्वा ।ध्यात्वा गंधाक्शतैः संपूज्य हवनं कुर्य्यात्‌। Continue reading

The śrīyantra pulses – it’s the doctrine of vibration

This is a representation of the śrī yantra showing the dynamic pulse of consciousness. For more on this, see this page on