The Luminescent is creating research on Yoga
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patrons

$138
per month
The Luminescent: A place to share the history, research and practice of Yoga and Meditation.

The Luminescent is an independent, high-quality, evidence-based research hub for the history and practice of Yoga. Our aim is to offer an excellent standard of research on the rich history and diverse practice of Yoga to the broader community in the form of open-access articles, essays and visual material.

Founded in 2011 as a research initiative by Jacqueline Hargreaves and Jason Birch, The Luminescent has expanded to collaborate with world-leading experts in the field of Yoga, Sanskrit and Indology to unlock their knowledge for use by the wider public. And hopefully allow for a better quality of education, discourse and conversations in the field.

Your support makes it possible for The Luminescent to offer a unique resource to Yoga teachers, practitioners and enthusiasts worldwide.

Give a one-off donation or become a Patron of The Luminescent for special perks!

Rewards
Deep Bow
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
Thank you for the support! The latest short-form article will be sent to you directly via email on the day of publishing.
High Five
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
24hr Advance Preview of the latest short-form article sent to you directly via email. Thank you for the support!
Friend
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
24hr Advance Preview of the latest short-form article sent to you via email. Plus a bi-annual online lecture given by one of The Luminescent contributors on a current research topic related to Yoga. Thank you for the support!
Loyal Patron
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
24hr Advance Preview of the latest short-form article sent to you via email. A bi-annual online lecture given by one of The Luminescent contributors on a current research topic related to Yoga. Plus a monthly livestream Q&A discussion with the author(s) on the latest short-form article to facilitate better understanding. Thank you for the support!
An Influencer
$50 or more per month 1 patron
24hr Advance Preview of the latest short-form article sent to you via email. A bi-annual online lecture given by one of The Luminescent contributors on a current research topic related to Yoga. A monthly livestream Q&A discussion with the author(s) on the latest short-form article. Plus, exclusive access to curated modular content on specific topics on Yoga (at the suggestions of our $50/month Patrons). Thank you for the support!
Celebrated Patron
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above rewards plus a personal acknowledgement in future publications (Selected Works and New Editions) by The Luminescent. And a single limited edition fine art print on Yoga related visual material (printed on museum quality premium fine art paper, 100% cotton, acid-free, archival. Image size: 11.5 x 16 inches. Total size with border: 13.5 x 18 inches). Thank you for the support!
Goals
$138 of $1,500 per month
@$1500/month
Every month we will aim to publish a new short-form article or essay in which leading scholars, writers, archivists, and/or researchers offer insight into the histories which surround Yoga and its practices.
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The Luminescent: A place to share the history, research and practice of Yoga and Meditation.

The Luminescent is an independent, high-quality, evidence-based research hub for the history and practice of Yoga. Our aim is to offer an excellent standard of research on the rich history and diverse practice of Yoga to the broader community in the form of open-access articles, essays and visual material.

Founded in 2011 as a research initiative by Jacqueline Hargreaves and Jason Birch, The Luminescent has expanded to collaborate with world-leading experts in the field of Yoga, Sanskrit and Indology to unlock their knowledge for use by the wider public. And hopefully allow for a better quality of education, discourse and conversations in the field.

Your support makes it possible for The Luminescent to offer a unique resource to Yoga teachers, practitioners and enthusiasts worldwide.

Give a one-off donation or become a Patron of The Luminescent for special perks!

Recent posts by The Luminescent

Rewards
Deep Bow
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
Thank you for the support! The latest short-form article will be sent to you directly via email on the day of publishing.
High Five
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
24hr Advance Preview of the latest short-form article sent to you directly via email. Thank you for the support!
Friend
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
24hr Advance Preview of the latest short-form article sent to you via email. Plus a bi-annual online lecture given by one of The Luminescent contributors on a current research topic related to Yoga. Thank you for the support!
Loyal Patron
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
24hr Advance Preview of the latest short-form article sent to you via email. A bi-annual online lecture given by one of The Luminescent contributors on a current research topic related to Yoga. Plus a monthly livestream Q&A discussion with the author(s) on the latest short-form article to facilitate better understanding. Thank you for the support!
An Influencer
$50 or more per month 1 patron
24hr Advance Preview of the latest short-form article sent to you via email. A bi-annual online lecture given by one of The Luminescent contributors on a current research topic related to Yoga. A monthly livestream Q&A discussion with the author(s) on the latest short-form article. Plus, exclusive access to curated modular content on specific topics on Yoga (at the suggestions of our $50/month Patrons). Thank you for the support!
Celebrated Patron
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above rewards plus a personal acknowledgement in future publications (Selected Works and New Editions) by The Luminescent. And a single limited edition fine art print on Yoga related visual material (printed on museum quality premium fine art paper, 100% cotton, acid-free, archival. Image size: 11.5 x 16 inches. Total size with border: 13.5 x 18 inches). Thank you for the support!