I had a great discussion with Kjer, who suggested this discussion topic, after my yoga class at http://ecstaticdance.org
about her spiritual hunger, and the ways she's run into spiritual baloney, and how to discern between the two.
I'll quickly invoke the introduction to a translation of the yoga sutras by Alistair Shearer:
and I (mis)quote: "Yoga is not a belief system, but a set of practices that when undertaken naturally offer you a chance to experience many of the same truths other belief systems ask you to simply believe and have faith in."
I'm left curious about two things:
1) what is your spiritual hunger
2) what's your experience of spiritual baloney