Who’s in Bloom- Lotus

Welcome another episode in our Patreon mostly series, Who’s in Bloom.

Will the real Lotus please stand up? photo by Anjel

So Mote That Con 

In this episode of Who’s in Bloom, Anjel discusses the lotus flower, its phylogenetics, habitat, and culinary uses and also goes into a digression about how the Lotus is related to Yoga. Content Warning for mentions of sexual abuse, as Anjel shares their connection with Kundalini Yoga and how they are sorting through it’s problematic past to find what still resonates. 

Transcripts for this episode can be found here.

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Show Notes


25 interesting Yoga Industry Facts 

Conspirituality: How New Age Conspiracy Theories Became a Health Threat

64: Remembering Guru Jagat: a Panel 

36: Guru Jagat’s Pandemic Brandwash (w/Philip Deslippe & Stacie Stukin)

37: Guru Jagat Cultjacks Kundalini Yoga (w/Philip Deslippe & Stacie Stukin)

11: Cults and Disaster Spirituality


Yoga and Beer

Premka: White Bird in a Golden Cage: My Life with Yogi Bhajan

Abuse in Yogi Bhajan’s 3HO Kundalini Yoga World

Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator


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