Lindsay Sanwald (aka Idgy Dean) is a musical artist and creative producer from Brooklyn, New York. She devoted a decade of her life to writing, recording, and touring her mystical/queer/feminist one-woman psychedelic rock shows across the USA and abroad. Ms. Sanwald earned a BA from Sarah Lawrence College in 2007, where she concentrated in comparative literature. In 2008, she received a Fulbright grant to teach English at Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto in Argentina, while researching biblical themes in the works of Jorge Luis Borges. Lindsay is a 500-hour trained Tantrika yogini in the ISHTA lineage. She teaches Kriya meditation, Kirtan, coordinates spiritual retreats, and pastors part-time as a sober bartender. At Harvard Divinity School, she is studying ancient Vedic literature, early Christian thought, ministry, philosophy, mysticism, music ritual, and writing.
“...it is possible that a rational intellect also, advancing from small things to great, and from things visible to things invisible, may attain to a more perfect understanding. For it is placed in the body, and of necessity advances from things perceptible to the senses, which are bodily, to things that are not perceptible to the senses, which are bodiless and intellectual. But lest what was said, that things intellectual are not perceptible to the senses, seem inappropriate, we will utilize, as an example, the statement of Solomon, who says, You will find also a divine sense. By this he shows that those things which are intellectual are to be sought out not by means of a bodily sense, but by a certain other, which he calls divine.” -Origen, On First Principles