December Edition 2018

The Challenge of Valour – by David J. Little
December: Mantle, See, Courage
   
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    A Poem from Dragon Heart- via Sara Jane

    A Poem from Dragon Heart- via Sara Jane

    You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. . . A Poem from Dragon Heart Iixa/Axii Via Sara Jane   Listen, see, feel, smell, sense Use your senses Let nature fill your ...Sara JaneDec 2, 2018
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    The Mechanics of Psychometry by Moon Laramie

    The Mechanics of Psychometry by Moon Laramie

    The term ‘psychometry’ was first coined by the American doctor Joseph Rodes Buchanan in 1840. Also known as ‘soul measuring’, it is the practice of determining an object’s ...Moon LaramieDec 2, 2018
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    The Spirituality of A Leaf - by Marie Elena

    The Spirituality of A Leaf - by Marie Elena

    From a young age, I always loved leaves, especially from maple trees. They are beautiful in most seasons and I was reminded as the leaves began to turn ...Marie ElenaNov 1, 2018
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    Akashic Alliance: “Experience the Magic of MAGI – Akashic Infusions!” - by Sandra Gelinas

    Akashic Alliance: “Experience the Magic of MAGI – Akashic Infusions!” - by Sandra Gelinas

    You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. . . Today the Akashic Records asked me to create a guided meditation for you that incorporates a ...Sandra GelinasNov 1, 2018
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    Coaches Corner: A Season for Giving is About to Get Real! - by Joseph A. Drolshagen

    Coaches Corner: A Season for Giving is About to Get Real! - by Joseph A. Drolshagen

    Happy Holiday Season, Everyone! Hope you're as excited for all the events, people and celebration of this time of year as I am! With each passing day, I ...Joseph DrolshagenDec 2, 2018
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    Giving Thanks for the Months of BER - by Annette Rochelle Aben

    Giving Thanks for the Months of BER - by Annette Rochelle Aben

    Ah yes, we are in the second half of the months of BER. You know, those months that show up in September and hang out with us through ...Annette Rochelle AbenNov 1, 2018
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    Put Deliberate Thinking to the Test - Coaches Corner - by Joseph A. Drolshagen

    Put Deliberate Thinking to the Test - Coaches Corner - by Joseph A. Drolshagen

    Hello Everyone! Can you believe the holidays are just around the corner? WOW! This month, I continue to run across this quote by Mary Morrissey: “Some people live for 90 ...Joseph DrolshagenNov 1, 2018
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    Reach for the Highest Good - by Rhea Dopmeijer

    Reach for the Highest Good - by Rhea Dopmeijer

    You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. . . Each Soul knows what to choose for the highest good Each soul knows what to choose for ...Rhea DopmeijerNov 1, 2018
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    The Dolphin's Dance - 5-Step Journey into Conscious Awareness - by Annette

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Apr 1, 2015

      You know that feeling you get when you casually exchange glances with someone and it is as though they are saying, “I understand”? Well this is the feeling you get when you read Emerging Voices Living On: A Journey Through Loss to Renewal by Laurel D Rund. Everything from the design concept to the content will touch your heart, speak to your soul and allow you to move through the processes of grief and healing at your own pace.  Created as a result of her own grieving/healing journey, Emerging Voices will not only offer you a variety of stimulus but at the same time it reminds you that you are not alone as Laurel has left her essence on every page. This book IS Art from the Heart, thank you Laurel D. Rund. The art is stunning, Laurel herself is the gifted artisan who created the visuals that even if this was all the book consisted of would be reason enough to make Emerging Voices your own.  As the art is ...
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    Sharing The Local Community - by Sheri Sennhauser

    Posted by Sheri Sennhauser on Jan 1, 2016

    Lately I have noticed there isn't a lot of sharing or promoting of smaller businesses.  The cute little shops we love to go in or visit webpages exist only as long as they are utilized.  It's important we support the folks who work so hard to bring us their one of a kind products and services.  We should support one another in our endeavours as a global community and keep the uniqueness of a handmade gift or service geared to our well being. Each month I am going to review a small business that offers shipping and/or services that can be done over the web.  This year lets make the little guy/gal our priority and lift one another up instead of competing.  No two products or services are exactly alike, each person add their own magic and spark even if they may look similar.  It is hard enough to compete with big names without the pettiness spilling over to our greatest gifts of talented people who provide and/or make beautiful things with ...
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    The Superyogi Scenario - by Annette

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Jul 1, 2015

    It would never have been my first choice, to read a book about super heroes saving the world from certain destruction. Never read comics regularly, unless you count the Sunday papers and then it was Family Circus, Blondie and Garfield. So when The Superyogi Scenario landed in my lap I was less than enthusiastic about cracking the cover. Of course I was scheduled to interview the author, James Connor and I DO read the books of those I am interviewing on the radio so it HAD to happen, eventually. With a mere 3 days left before the interview I took a deep breath and began my long day’s journey. When I finally came back up for air, I was more than 3 chapters in and totally hooked! Yes, The Superyogi Scenario has all the elements of a terrific thriller, layers of intrigue, complex characters and of course the compelling need for good to triumph over evil.  Yet what I never expected was for Connor to be able to take fantasy and ...
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    Book Review: Naked Soul by Catherine Graham - by Danielle Hughes

    Posted by Danielle Hughes on Aug 1, 2018

    Naked Soul by Catherine Graham is a self published book that takes you on a journey through healing and awakening to the inner voice of your soul. Synopsis of Naked Soul from the authors web store: "We all have a story: Where we came from and where we are dreaming of going. In Naked Soul, Catherine takes you on a journey of self discovery and healing. Navigating the ups and downs of opening to a spiritual path and self love can be tricky, but with Catherine’s light hearted approach, you will discover that you are not alone on your path.  Catherine shares stories of her own experience while embracing spiritual truths and universal laws, to reveal the real magic in allowing your true self to shine. By stepping out of the shadows of shame and guilt, you can step into your own Naked Soul"  Naked Soul is a book filled with honesty and vulnerability that helps you to connect and align with your own healing journey.  The book begins with Catherine sharing her pivotal ...
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    Living Hope Steps to leaving Suffering Behind by Lynne Cockrum- Murphy ED.D - Review - by Aeson Knight

    Posted by Aeson Knight on Apr 1, 2016

    As an infant, Lynne Cockrum-Murphy survived a tragic house fire that claimed the lives of her father and two sisters and left her with severe burns over much of her body. She lived most of her life with a severely depressed and alcoholic mother, who shared with Lynne at five years old her thoughts of suicide. She lived through her stepfather being crushed to death in a logging accident and her mother being murdered in a bar-room robbery. After all she has been through Lynne is radiantly happy and living a life of pure service to the world, don’t you think she can teach us a thing or two? This book takes you through moving forward from the pain of your life. It shows you through sharing the stories of Lynne's life events from when she was a small child through becoming a young adult, that you really and truly can heal. Lynne learned to grow past the pain and deal with the personal emotions. The book also gives some hard ...
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    Every Card is a Work of Art, A Review of The Enchanted Tarot 25th Anniversary Edition - by Annette Rochelle Aben

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Nov 1, 2017

     I received a copy of this beautiful tarot card deck from the creators, in exchange for an honest review.  However, this did NOT influence my review. Whether or not you are familiar with the tarot, you will find yourself enchanted with this deck. A deck appropriately titled: The Enchanted Tarot – 25th Anniversary Edition. Yes, a reissue of a classic tool of divination created by the world-renowned team of artist, Amy Zerner and her astrologer husband, Monte Farber. These two souls found each other, over 40 years ago and have been putting their unique energy into spiritual goods and services ever since. http://www.TheEnchantedWorld.com Each card in The Enchanted Tarot is a work of art, literally. Zerner spent years creating fabric collages of each card as 12" x 24" tapestry. So, the images you see are not what you have experienced with other tarot decks. Farber's wisdom and knowledge, fills the companion book to ensure that anyone using the deck will be able to connect with their own Divinity. When you combine the two, ...
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    For the Love of the Gods - by Hercules Invictus

    Posted by Hercules Invictus on Mar 1, 2017

    As both a Theosophist and a Theurgist I greatly enjoyed For the Love of the Gods by Brandy Williams. It is an excellent introduction to, and synthesis of, the ancient art of embodying and expressing divinity in our daily lives and through our everyday actions. The first part of the book cleverly and creatively introduces you to the teachings of the Theurgists, from Neitokrity in Ancient Kemet to modern practitioners, through a chain of colorful and insightful biographical tales. How the lives the Theurgists lived, and the societies that shaped them contributed to the evolution of their immortal art is brilliantly demonstrated. Theurgy took root and grew in multicultural urban environments, where diversity and the exchange of ideas was most likely to occur and be recognized as something of great value. Theurgy establishes bridges between our world and the Higher Realms. The divine can be anchored in objects, such as statues, through ritual, or in the very core of our being. Theurgy embraces and incorporates mythology, spirituality, religion, shamanism and magical practice. Though ...
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    Review of smartphones and artificial intelligence - by Andreas N. Bjørndal

    Posted by Andreas Bjørndal on Oct 1, 2017

    You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. . . I phone X is here! Run and get it, is the message. Few gadgets receive so much attention as new smartphones. Let me take you through a review of smartphones and what they do to our soul. Before smartphones, I used to remember many phone numbers; my parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, my best friends many colleges and even many of the patients that most frequently contacted me. Not to mention the phone to the taxi, a few takeaways, the railway info and more. It was no effort. Today I know less than ten numbers by heart. Many people do not even know their own number because the smartphone knows. I do not remember the mobile phone of anybody in the family but my wife. That is due to the smartphone. My phone also has a calculator and if I did not like to challenge my brain and people using a calculator, I would soon also forget that multiplying by 25 is the ...
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    The SuperWoman's Guide to Super Fulfillment - by Annette

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Sep 1, 2015

    Juggling it all, family, career, social life and self-care can leave one wondering how to prioritize for optimum results.  Dr. Jaime Kulaga comes to our rescue with her book The SuperWoman’s Guide to Super Fulfillment (step-by-step strategies to create work-life balance). This is one power-packed volume of information presented by a woman who has not only had to figure this out for herself but Dr. Jaime is also a nationally known mental health expert, working with women everywhere for years. The skills and techniques presented in this book are proven to work time and time again. Her entire approach is not to minimize your involvement in life but to show you how to identify your top roles, prioritize , create effective plans, set smart goals, reach out when you need support and help you track your success. What should you expect when all of this is in motion? That you can take care of yourself without feeling guilty!  You will be able to boost your confidence and learn to make strong ...
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    The Mysteries of Yesod - a classic - by Andreas N. Bjørndal

    Posted by Andreas Bjørndal on Jun 1, 2017

    You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. I have picked yet another classic from my bookshelf. This is a must for the seeker on the spiritual path. Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov did not write books, but his lectures are collected together and made into books on different topics. Yesod in Hebrew means foundation or base. This is a book of the importance of purity on all levels. The old Egyptians priests had to start as web-priests learning about purity before they could enter the temple. If you are going somewhere nice, meeting your beloved or having guests you take extra effort to make yourself and your home clean and nice. The same is important if you prepare for spiritual work. This book teaches you not only the immense significance of purity, but turns it from some kind of repression to a joy and liberation. We have a sense of wellbeing and vitality, we know when we feel vital and healthy or not, in this book you learn many ways to ...
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    L´Archéomètre - a review by Andreas N. Bjørndal

    Posted by Andreas Bjørndal on Aug 1, 2017

    You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. . . The subtitle says it all: Key to All the Religions and All Sciences of Antiquity; Synthetic Reformation of All Contemporary Arts. This is ambitious like nothing else but also almost impossible to achieve. It is regarded a classic in certain esoteric circles and spiritual groups, so let us take a closer look. Based on basic esoteric principles and a series of revelations, Saint-Yves d’Alveydre wrote his unique book Le Archeometre, or rather intended to write it. The book was actually written and completed by his close circle of friends or followers as well as his close family. What he refers to as his angel is the soul of his wife after she died. He was a spiritualist in the sense of communicating with the dead and continued to “talk” with her. Papus or Gérard Encausse's involvement in the book makes me critical, he seems not able to question or take a critical approach to things and Papus' own book on the Kabbalah, is a ...
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    Gringo Parade - by Annette

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Mar 2, 2015

    Gringo Parade by Jonathan Ojanpera is a book I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys not only an adventure based on a true story but one told through the eyes of a young person.  Although published a couple decades after the original experience, one can tell that the memory is as alive in the author’s mind as the experience was for a teenage missionary fresh out of high school. This is a novella about the group of wealthy missionaries “Nick” is part of and their journey to a poor village in Costa Rica.  Even though he is there to help the villagers with their religious endeavors, he IS a young American man, and as such makes the journey as much about filling his needs as he does fulfilling his duties. Of course Nick isn’t alone in this journey as he is traveling with many other young people including the impressionable and somewhat naïve Tom who provides a nice contrast to the more worldly nature of the main character. And it is this ...
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    Green Hope Farm Floral Essences - by Julia

    Posted by Julia Stubbe on Dec 1, 2015

    I was introduced to the Floral Essences from Green Hope Farm several years ago and have been in love with them ever since. I have seen magical results, whether it is for myself, my pets or my clients, these floral essences empower positive change and support well-being. So many essences to choose from.  Whether you are looking for essences to empower you on your spiritual journey, promote joy and happiness or help you with grounding and protection, Green Hope Farm is the place to explore.  They have several collections to peruse, I started with the Animal Wellness Collection, not only did these essences support my feline companions, they also were applicable to my well-being.  Immune Support, Anxiety, and Abandonment & Abuse are just a few essences in this collection. Other collections you might want to explore may include the Rose Trios or their new Angel Sets. Their website has an enormous amount of content and is set up so that you can easily search for an essence, learn more about floral essences ...
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    Champions of Olympus: Engage the Hero Within - by Hercules Invictus

    Posted by Hercules Invictus on Jul 1, 2017

    I am greatly honored to have met, and spent some quality time with, both the author, Ivan Szendro, and his Inspiration, Gabri'El Alice Stollman, of Alice in the Upperland, a colorful, creative and truly mythic book. Ivan is a Shaman and Gabri'El is an Artist. They share a deep connection with Hungary and the timeless heroic tradition that is the heritage of all of humanity. You can read the book in two ways, from the bottom up (which gives you a sense of uplifting ascent) or, later on, from the top down (which is the way we've been conditioned to read things). I recommend both approaches, if only to discover that there is indeed a difference. For me there was a noticeable shift in consciousness while reading it upside-down similar to a mild meditative state.   On one level, Alice in the Upperland is the personal tale of a girl growing up in Queens during the post-war era. She is an American of Hungarian and Jewish descent. Her father, whom she idolizes, is ...
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    The Tablets of Light - A Review by Hercules Invictus

    Posted by Hercules Invictus on Oct 1, 2017

    The Tablets of Light, channeled and co-authored by Danielle Rama Hoffman, is not a book in the usual sense of the word. It looks like a book, is structured and can be read like one, but it is not a standard terrestrial document with a clear beginning, middle or end. It is instead a timeless invitation to connect with Source itself, plus an opportunity to experience yourself as a multidimensional being interacting with other multidimensional beings (most notably Thoth) on a multidimensional level.Thoth was called Hermes and Mercury by my Greco-Roman ancestors and as Trismegistus (the Thrice Great) he is the ultimate Revelator of the Western Mystery Tradition. There is a wealth of information contained between the covers, including thought-provoking insights on Unity Consciousness,Wholeness, Oracular Vision, Genius, Creativity, Evolution, Light, our innate Divinity and our unique reasons for incarnating in the here and now. Simple exercises are scattered throughout The Tablets of Light and serve to further immerse you into Thoth's level of reality. Thoth's style is personal, welcoming and conversational. It subtly ...
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    An Eye on the Mythic Gaming Business: An Interview of Magnus Nygaard - by Hercules Invictus

    Posted by Hercules Invictus on Jun 1, 2017

    Hercules: Greetings Magnus! I am greatly honored to be interviewing the creator and author of the Dogs of Hades RPG. Thank you for granting us this interview. Magnus: My pleasure. Hercules: What were the games you grew up playing? And which ones were your favorites? Magnus: Well my first game was D&D the Red Box, followed by AD&D 2ndEdition and Drager og Dæmoner - a Swedish Sword & Sorcery game based on the RuneQuest rules. But then I moved to France and found out that there were worlds beyond the standard high fantasy genre. I brought In Nomine Satanis/Magna Veritas and Bloodlust home to Denmark – two of the greatest French games ever made. I’ve regularly played both games, and Bloodlust is my personal favorite Sword & Sorcery world. As for systems – I’ve been mostly a fan of GURPS until I found Savage Worlds. Hercules: How did you discover Role Playing Games? Magnus: One of my friends called me – he had just gotten the Red Box and needed a Dungeon Master. ...
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    The Desire Map - By Danielle Laporte

    Posted by Mary K Weinhagen on Feb 1, 2015

    What if knowing how you want to FEEL is indeed the most potent clarity you can have? *spoiler alert* It is! I have to confess that when I picked up The Desire Map (a guide to creating goals with soul) by Danielle Laporte I already had a bias. I LOVE Danielle's work. This remarkable, magical, book is like taking a sacred journey to discover a new you while showing you what real success entails. And it has, in so many ways, changed my life. The Desire Map is actually two books in one - Book One provides The Theory, while Book Two is The Workbook.  I highly recommend you thoroughly explore all of it... yet the beauty is that when you need a bit of inspiration you can dig into theory... when you're ready for a bit of action you can dig into the workbook. And it really won't matter which order you choose to do it in. I dearly wish I could sum up Danielle's theory in a sentence or two, but that would be ...
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    Healing with Whole Foods - By Annette

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Feb 1, 2015

    Greetings!  I am here to share with you my enthusiasm for a book that was gifted me as a birthday present only recently and I am wondering why it took so long for the two of us to come together. Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford is in its third edition with over half a million copies sold worldwide. It was first published in 1993 and most recently the copyright renewed in 2002. Here is the publishing information so take note as it is my hope that you will be chomping at the bit to order your copy by the time I have finished what I have to say about this book.  You will find it in the Health /Nutrition section of your book seller and the ISBN number is 978-1-55643-430-3 and it retails for $35 US and $43.95 Canadian.  Oh yes, the publisher is North Atlantic Books, Berkley, California www.northatlanticbooks.com This book (753 pages) blends authentic Asian medicine traditions with current Western research of health and nutrition, and as ...
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    The Practice, Simple Tools for Managing Stress, Finding Inner Peace and Uncovering Happiness by Barb Schmidt - by Annette

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Aug 1, 2015

    There are more than a lot of books on the market these days that try to teach us how to make our lives better.  What I believe sets The Practice, Simple Tools for Managing Stress, Finding Inner Peace and Uncovering Happiness by Barb Schmidt apart from other books in the spirituality category, is the sincerity of Schmidt. One gets an immediate sense of genuine authority from the start yet it is not about authority over the reader or even life, it’s about authority over herself.  See, this book gives us the steps Schmidt took to bring herself into balance which in turn has allowed her to live a more peace-filled life. The tools Schmidt refers to include meditation and mantra which when coupled with the step-by-step instructions, create an outline that pretty much anyone willing to do the work can use to achieve positive results. Naturally the impetus for Schmidt’s transformation will not resonate with some but because she illustrates her success with her true-life examples, we find ourselves considering that ...
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    A Review of 'The Oracles of Apollo' - by Hercules Invictus

    Posted by Hercules Invictus on Aug 1, 2017

    I greatly enjoy experimenting with divination systems, especially those with an Olympian theme. Oracles played a vital role in Ancient Greek society and their influence and power reverberate throughout Greco-Roman mythology. Several Oracles, especially those of Apollo at Delphi and that of Zeus Ammon in Libya, played important roles in the adventures of the Theban Hercules. Though I love Tarot and Divination Decks, and often use them, I tend to prefer adaptations of techniques my ancestors actually used, such as gleaning guidance through dreams, omens, synchronicities and strong inner promptings. The Oracles of Apollo by John Opsopaus, Ph.D. has increased my available options by two and promises to provide me with months of Ancient Greek Oracular adventures. The author is a university professor and a scholar well versed in the esoteric practices of Hellenic Antiquity. The book is informative and very easy to read. It is also well constructed, well written and quite practical. Part I is an excellent introduction to, and overview of, 'Ancient Greek Divination'. It also provides you with rituals and ...
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    Choose – The Book - by Kat McCarthy

    Posted by Kathleen McCarthy on Feb 1, 2015

    True to her form, my friend, award winning, bestselling author Annette Rochelle Aben has created another clever little powerhouse of a book. Choose, The Two Step Plan is an excellent book of positive reinforcement that is in large print so it is easy to read. It is also very clear in its objective of offering a more powerful and successful way of looking and experiencing live. Its ease of understanding is so complete, even children understand the book and what it is offering. Choose would be an outstanding choice for someone who is relearning how to think for general success in life. Each part begins with powerful choices followed by strong but simple and effective action steps. I would absolutely recommend this as a gift to someone who is in the midst of crucial life changes or who are new to this life philosophy.  
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    SELF-AID: Inspirations to Turn Struggles into Success - by Annette

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Apr 1, 2015

    Personal triumph is a remarkable feeling and when we can share tools we have used to achieve this remarkable feeling with others, then we can experience the full circle of oneness. In her book, SELF-AID: Inspirations to Turn Struggles into Success, Helen Woo accomplishes just this.  Each page is filled with the wisdom and wit of not only the author but others who have found their way through the darkness in to the light. What is unique is that Helen Woo doesn’t focus on the details of the story that brought her to writing this book as many ‘self-help’ books are want to do.  In fact one is presented with statements such as “…to overcome my struggles and inspire me to look for the light when I feel trapped in the darkness.” And “They help me achieve more daily and motivate me to take action when needed.” So one gets the idea that everything written in this book has the potential to help ANY person in any GIVEN situation which is ...
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    SOUL original poetry by GiGi Jones The Writer - by Annette

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Mar 2, 2015

    When a person puts their soul into food we can taste it.  When a person puts their soul into a song, it moves us.  When a person puts their soul into a work of art, we see it.  So is it any wonder that the first book published by GiGi Jones “The Writer” is as tasty a visual treat (breath taking photographs) as it is a moving experience, after all she titled it SOUL. The original poetry on the pages of this beautifully crafted book is meant to be savored, not rushed through by any means. Each offering presents the story of an experience the author has lived through, come through and grown through to become the woman of strength she is today. While you may not find yourself on every page, you will find the ones that touch you deeply and perhaps once touched you will realize that emotions are something that unites people from all walks of life, all socio-economic backgrounds, races, genders and faiths.  Emotions hold tremendous power over ...
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    Light Atonement by Ariyana, a star child - by Annette

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Jul 1, 2015

    Perhaps we are being prepared our entire lives to do an be whatever it is we are being called upon to be doing and being while here in this earth in this particular incarnation. This is exactly what was running through my head as I finished reading Light Atonement by Ariyana, a star child ©2015, Prospecta Press. Perhaps there are people we will meet, places we are drawn to make our homes as well as jobs we choose simply because the journey we came here to experience requires this. Yet at the time this is not completely apparent. Ariyana’s experiences in what will be her first book (of this I am certain) weave this thought into reality and does it so well that you will find yourself pondering your own life at the end of each chapter.  What is so cool about the thought provoking chapters is that at the end of each, Ariyana provides us with space to post our “reflections” encouraging us with questions as guides. The book chronicles ...
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    The I Ching answers your question – a classic – by Andreas N. Bjørndal

    Posted by Andreas Bjørndal on Jul 1, 2017

    You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. Here is the review of another classic. I Ching or The book of Changes or Classic of Changes is one of the most ancient books we have. It is an ancient divination book and the oldest Chinese classic. It is ascribed to cultural heroes as King Wen and the legendary world ruler Fu Xi, but its author will probably remain a mystery. It is regarded as close to 3000 years old, but might be older. It also is likely that its knowledge was passed on verbally before it was written down. It is based on eternal principles and as such it is ageless. There are no other two books so old and so much used today as the I Ching and the Bible. The I Ching is not a book you read, but a book you consult when you have a challenge, a difficult decision or important question in your life. Some people use Tarot cards, the patterns in the bottom of ...
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    On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's by Greg O'Brien - by Annette

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Aug 1, 2015

    Greg O’Brien has a story to tell to anyone who can read or listen. He tells this story with passion and an urgency that truly mirrors the compelling energy of the subject matter; Alzheimer’s disease. The statistics he shares are filled with sobering numbers such as: the number of individuals 65 and older living with Alzheimer’s will triple  to 13.8 million within the next 36 years and the fact that Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death and that it is the only disease whose cause of death figures ARE on the rise. This is merely the tip of the iceberg here and yet this doesn’t explain why O’Brien is vigilant in his need to educate as many people as possible. Well, you are invited to read ON PLUTO: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s which O’Brien wrote about his personal experience with this disease to learn more.  O’Brien, himself, was diagnosed at age 59 with early-onset Alzheimer’s and for the past 6 years has been living with the disease and ...
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    Emerging Voices Living On: a Journey Through Loss to Renewal - by Annette

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Apr 1, 2015

      You know that feeling you get when you casually exchange glances with someone and it is as though they are saying, “I understand”? Well this is the feeling you get when you read Emerging Voices Living On: A Journey Through Loss to Renewal by Laurel D Rund. Everything from the design concept to the content will touch your heart, speak to your soul and allow you to move through the processes of grief and healing at your own pace.  Created as a result of her own grieving/healing journey, Emerging Voices will not only offer you a variety of stimulus but at the same time it reminds you that you are not alone as Laurel has left her essence on every page. This book IS Art from the Heart, thank you Laurel D. Rund. The art is stunning, Laurel herself is the gifted artisan who created the visuals that even if this was all the book consisted of would be reason enough to make Emerging Voices your own.  As the art is ...
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    Perspective - The Book - by Kat McCarthy

    Posted by Kathleen McCarthy on Feb 1, 2015

    My Review of the Book: Perspective - It’s all about replacing one thought with another. Recently I had the opportunity to read this little gem by award winning bestselling author Annette Rochelle Aben. Annette is a friend of mine and an editor here at The Magic Happens so I know her fairly well and I believe I can safely say that her intention for her book was to spread joy and show how easy it is to replace one thought with another. I love many things about this book. It has beautiful coloured photographs, and it is very easy to read. In fact it is so easy to read, it is a book I would feel very comfortable recommending to someone who doesn’t like to read. Even the slowest reader can get through Annette’s book in a day. This is a clever little book full of angels and poetry and it definitely encourages the reader to choose their thoughts more carefully. For example: "I told the angels, I’d let go It was all right… I didn’t need ...
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    The Alexander technique, my experience - by Andreas N. Bjørndal

    Posted by Andreas Bjørndal on Jan 1, 2017

    This is a review of the Alexander technique. A therapy and self-help method developed by Frederick Matthias Alexander in the 1890s to alleviate breathing problems and hoarseness during public speaking. It is an educational process or a method of bodymindfulness. It makes you aware of your habitual misuse through getting bodymindful again. You reprogram yourself and regain the ability to realign posture and balanced gracious movements. It is the homeopathy of manual therapy or the manual therapy equivalent to patient centred therapy. Let me explain through my experience. Nigel Hornby brought the Alexander technique, AT to Norway and I regard him as the master teacher of this therapy in the country. He kindly offered me to try some sessions to see if it could help my pain and discomfort after an injury to my head and neck. So I decided to give it a try. Let me share my experience and reflections on the Alexander technique (AT). The proof of the pudding is in the eating, is a well known saying. And this review ...
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    Supernatural - A Book Review - by Hercules Invictus

    Posted by Hercules Invictus on Feb 1, 2018

    As a child I attended Greek Parochial School for eight years. This provided me with a comprehensive bi-cultural education, for which I remain forever grateful. Roughly half our day was spent on Hellenic subjects such as Greek language, history, culture, religion, philosophy, and mythology Though I found my deepest resonances with classical myths and folk practices, I was also quite devout and started reading through the Old Testament, the Apocrypha and the New Testament to see what I could learn. Though much of it was familiar, I was quite surprised to discover that there seemed to be an obscure level of lore that was truly mythic. It appealed to me immensely, and hinted at a different way of interpreting both the War in Heaven and the Titanomachy. The riddle of the Sons of God and what appeared to be references to a Biblical pantheon intrigued me the most. And I couldn't really see how the actions of the God of Abraham proved him morally better than the Olympians, who unapologetically exercised power ...
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    Review of the Missing Element - by Aeson Knight

    Posted by Aeson Knight on Jan 1, 2017

    The Missing Element, by Debra Silverman M.A., bridges psychology and astrology, bringing the energy of the stars to the mental plane.  What I found so interesting with this book, is you do not need to know one degree of astrology. So, put down the calculator and pencil and open yourself to the wisdom of the ancients in your life. Have you ever noticed that some Aries people are just full steam ahead and matching off to take on the next mountain or how Cancer folks find it hard to get comfortable with you? “Psychology and spirituality are best friends,” says Debra. “Psychology without the cosmic or spiritual angle really doesn’t have the potency that allows people to understand from the biggest picture why they do what they do. Psychology is all about the ego and astrology is all about the soul. I marry the two.” In her new book, “The Missing Element: Inspiring Compassion for the Human Condition,” Debra takes this assertion a step further to bring our attention to the backbone of astrology—the four ...
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    Write Right from God, by Tom Bird

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Jan 1, 2016

    For those who have always felt the calling to write, thought it was about time they get writing or sit in front of a computer screen from time to time, too terrified to begin, may I suggest you pick up a copy of Write Right from God by Tom Bird.  This relatively small book packs a large amount of information in its easy-to-read, flowing 101 pages. Tom sees writing as a “Spiritual” experience and as such, seeks to bring the opportunity to as many people as possible.  Of course getting a book published is the ultimate dream, however what the writers experience during the creation of the book is profound and in most, if not all cases, life changing. With this book (whose subtitle is You, Words, Writing and Your Divine Purpose), Bird shares insight as well as offers encouragement to all who aspire to put pen to paper to set their thoughts free. What Bird has discovered (and teaches in his seminars and workshops) is that a transformation of one’s ...
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    Review of RSVP from Heaven by Marie Saint-Louis - By Aeson Knight

    Posted by Aeson Knight on Mar 1, 2016

    RSVP from Heaven is a fresh new approach in spiritual books that is entertaining and captivating readers around the world. This is the true story of psychic medium Marie Saint-Louis as she shares guidance with those searching for answers. Told in a down to earth and intimate style, RSVP from Heaven is filled with memorable scenes from the most remarkable parties and unique social events around. You will sit table side during readings at an Arizona casino swap meet and experience front row seats with costumed guests during three nights of dazzling Hollywood Halloween parties. The stakes are high as Marie battles anxiety, rejection, and skeptics along the way bringing her spiritual gifts to the mainstream. Her passion is simply to assist those looking for comfort and clarity in their own hectic lives. Looking to have a reading with a psychic or medium? By following Marie’s easy to use tips she’ll show you how to prepare for a more fulfilling experience. Marie Saint-Louis is a Psychic and Spiritual Medium (since childhood) ...
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    The Staircase on Pine Street - by Annette

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Jun 1, 2015

    . How does Alzheimer's disease affect a little girl?  How does that little girl's grandfather handle being the one afflicted? What role does the man's daughter play in this scenario? All of these questions are beautifully addressed in the book The Staircase on Pine Street written by Mariana Llanos (and illustrated by Kate Gattey). In this short but touching tale we are immersed into the worlds of all 3 characters enough to empathize with each of their lives whether or not we have been personally touched by this disease. Kudos to Llanos for using knowledge gathered from several sources to develop a story line that appears to have been lifted directly from first-hand experience. By her own admission this is not auto biographical yet the reader would never walk away feeling this was anything other than true-to-life. Because the child, Lilly, is the one around whom this story revolves it makes this book perfect for young people.  It is written with an innocence that will transport any one or any age back ...
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    Let's Compare Cosmologies: A Review of 1000 Keys to the Truth - by Hercules Invictus

    Posted by Hercules Invictus on Nov 1, 2017

    Nada-Yolanda and El Morya (aka Mark Age) began their public mission in 1960 by establishing the Mark-Age organization and systematically actualizing plans laid milleniums ago by the Hierarchal Board of our Solar System to help this planet's denizens awaken to their divine heritage and ascend to fourth dimensional consciousness. The Mark-Age material, a vast collection of channeled messages lovingly recorded and patiently transcribed over the past sixty plus years, is a resource of incalculable worth to any and all whose life-work is dedicated to the spiritual growth and evolution of humanity. Daunting as the task of approaching and immersing oneself in all this data may seem, the Mark-Age School of Education, through its publications, does an excellent job of explaining their impressively comprehensive metaphysical system. 1000 Keys to the Truth is a slim volume comprised of one thousand numbered paragraphs divided into forty chapters. Each chapter focuses on a different topic, ranging from the nature of deity to the defining of obscure esoteric terms. All of the information was selected from Nada-Yolanda's voluminous ...
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    Girl Tribe and Momspired - by Sheri Sennhauser

    Posted by Sheri Sennhauser on Aug 1, 2016

    When we dare to dream and chase rainbows our lives become empowered!  I have been getting to know Kim McConaghy for quite some time and it all started at a little Holistic Heath fair in Forest Ontario.  Since meeting that day I have felt like part of her family.  Kim, her mom Elly, Aunt Dori and her mother-in-law, Jodi now attend my meditation circles and have helped promote my services in more ways than I can say thank you!  But THANK YOU!! Girl Tribe and Momspired are excellent resources for nutrition, beauty and so much more!  These are positive healthy groups...by girls for girls, age is of no consequence!  I follow all the wonderful events, products and I get to lead the meditation nights!!  This is all about owning our power and being who are were always meant to be!  But without losing our feminine edge, without becoming "hard".  Ladies we get to remain soft and mysterious. Kim explains who they are best so here is a quote from her: "MOMspired Mamas are women from all ...
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    L.I.F.E. Nutrition and The Art of Clean Eating - by Sheri Sennhauser

    Posted by Sheri Sennhauser on Mar 1, 2016

    I have a confession to make...... up until January of this year the thought of "clean eating" scared the heck out of me.  My focus was always about loss.  I didn't want to stop eating certain things and couldn't bring myself to look at the substitutions seriously.  I would find a recipe and as soon as there was an ingredient I had never had before my nose turned up, my upper lip would  curl and the word "YUCK" was passing through my lips. However my body had become so unbalanced and unhealthy I knew SOMETHING had to be done.  Some weight loss would be nice but I was looking for a holistic method of helping my body deal with the Overlapping Connective Tissue Disease.  The autoimmune disease means my body is constantly at war with itself and it felt like there was no balance.  I would go to extremes of being too acidic one week to nothing the next.  I discussed my situation with my family doctor and he suggested looking ...
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    Spiralizer Recipe Book by Stephanie Shaw - by Annette

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Sep 1, 2015

    For those who are eating Paleo or gluten free or if you are someone who just loves new and exciting ways of preparing vegetables, this IS the book for you!  Stephanie Shaw has written and published a true gem with Spiralizer recipe book, spiralizer recipes for weight loss, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and so much more!  The recipes are easy to follow and of those I have been able to try thus far, are delicious. I suggest the Butternut Squash Pasta and the Sweet Potato with Green Curry which uses two of my favorite flavors; curry and coconut. She has even created a Vegan Alfredo Pasta that uses zucchini as the “pasta”, YUM! Using the spiralizer is easy and allows you to create wonderful meals that everyone can enjoy. Make sure you get yourself a copy and be sure to gift one to someone who likes to eat!  * I did receive a copy of this book for an honest review *  
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    Review: The Mystical Qabalah by Dion Fortune – a classic - by Andreas N. Bjørndal

    Posted by Andreas Bjørndal on Sep 1, 2017

    You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. . . If you want to know anything about Kabbalah or Qabalah to use Dion Fortune's spelling, this book is a must. It is the number one introduction book to the central concepts of the Tree of Life. After a short introduction the main structure in the book is based on the Tree of Life and its ten spheres or Sephirot. The book is divided in three parts. The first part gives some overviews and introduces the reader to Qabalah as the ”yoga of the west." After some chapters on spirituality and particularly in the Qabalistic tradition, Fortune gives an overview of the Tree of Life and its structure. The second part is a detailed overview of the 6 firsts spheres in the Tree of Life and the third part covers the last 4 spheres. These chapters follow the same format. They are put forward with a list of attributes to each sphere as; title, magical image, god name, archangel, virtue ++++ Then numbered paragraphs ...
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    Lord Have Murphy, Waking Up in the Spiritual Marketplace - by Annette

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Sep 1, 2015

    Lord Have Murphy, what a title for a book. Yet if that doesn’t make you crack a smile, the book by the same name may just do the trick!  Fran Shaw Ph.D. gives the irreverently blunt outlook of Murphy, voice in this tour-de-force.  Truth be known, much of what Murphy shares is merely what is inside the heads of many who are Waking Up in the Spiritual Marketplace. As we find out, when we hop on this freight train of entertainment; “attention is the teacher.” Murphy serves up food for spiritual thought not because we don’t know it, moreover so we can find others out there who are experiencing the same type of “mass instruction” over load.  Everywhere we tturn, there is someone espousing this formula or that edict. We may find ourselves trying too hard to make it all fit into our lives.  This can be more stress-filled than that which we strive to eliminate from our day-to-day. Stress + stress doesn’t not = enlightenment.  Murphy brings this to our ...
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