November Edition 2017

Operation Santa Paws – by Annette Rochelle Aben
November: Clock, Wings, Compare
   
  • Time Flies – by Linda Lang

    Tick-tock. Tick-tock The proverbial clock keeps ticking. The hands of time going around and around.  They say that time is an illusion, and perhaps that is so, but here in this place, it is how we measure many aspects of life.  How much time will it take?  How did you spend your time today? How […]

  • Compare, compare both here and there – by Andreas N. Bjørndal

    A twist of Einstein’s aphorism would be everything is comparative. Actually all we do is to compare. All we see, hear or sense is constantly compared with the previous memories, every person we see is compared with people we have met, any idea we hear we compare with other ideas.

  • Emotional W.I.N.G.S. – by Nancy Zimmerman

    You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. . . When beginning this essay, I was not certain where to turn.  I have been using acronyms quite frequently and enjoy them.  As I looked at the themes and saw “wings” I was immediately drawn to the freedom I felt as […]

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    Akashic Alliance: Akashic Records Gift - Activate Your Divine Diamond - by Sandra Gelinas

    Akashic Alliance: Akashic Records Gift - Activate Your Divine Diamond - by Sandra Gelinas

    You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. . . I’m so excited about this new Akashic Records process I recently received from the Records, that ...Sandra GelinasNov 1, 2017
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    Compared to What - by David J Little

    Compared to What - by David J Little

    What does it mean when we compare ourselves to others? Are we the same? Do we reach for the same status quo? Do we have more are we ...David LittleNov 1, 2017
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    Spirituality of an Elder Through Lake Michigan - by Marie Pollnow

    Spirituality of an Elder Through Lake Michigan - by Marie Pollnow

    I am a huge fan of Lake Michigan.  There are several places I love to visit here in Milwaukee and now Sheboygan.  I always meet a wide array ...Marie PollnowNov 1, 2017
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    Everyday Heroes - by Annette Rochelle Aben

    Everyday Heroes - by Annette Rochelle Aben

    I believe there are everyday heroes. Those people who go about their lives as though no one else is paying attention. The ones who get up when they’d ...Annette Rochelle AbenNov 1, 2017
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    Pirappa ~ Dragon Wisdom - by Sara Jane

    Pirappa ~ Dragon Wisdom - by Sara Jane

    You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. . Welcome to a Message from the Crystal Dragon that guards over the Crystal Fuchsite . You are so ...Sara JaneNov 1, 2017
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    When Your Soulmate Gets His Wings - by Rhea Dopmeijer

    When Your Soulmate Gets His Wings - by Rhea Dopmeijer

    You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. . How Soul Agreements Are Affecting Our Life (when your soulmate gets his wings). . Our Soul's agreement will prevail ...Rhea DopmeijerNov 1, 2017
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    When all is well the sense of life gives you comfort - by Andreas N. Bjørndal

    When all is well the sense of life gives you comfort - by Andreas N. Bjørndal

    How are you?  How do you feel?  Is everything okay? These are questions we often ask each other. Yes, you can sense how you feel. In this series about ...Andreas BjørndalNov 1, 2017
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    Five Days After Irma by Dean Nelson

    Five Days After Irma by Dean Nelson

    One of the most powerful hurricanes in recorded history to impact the United States, was Hurricane Irma. At one point her winds were 185mph. Florida was no longer ...Dean NelsonNov 1, 2017
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    Stepping Out of Fear - by Danielle Hughes

    Stepping Out of Fear - by Danielle Hughes

    What do you do when the whole world turns upside down? Do you continue on as you were and struggle with it? Making the expected choices, following the ...Danielle HughesNov 1, 2017
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    Universal Energy Online Store and Family Constellations - by Sheri Sennhauser

    Posted by Sheri Sennhauser on Feb 1, 2016

    This month I want to introduce you to Kim Muzzi in Guelph Ontario.  Kim has an online store selling a variety of Orgones and offering numerous services which can be provided online as well as in person. I asked Kim to explain what Family Constellations is and here is her awesome response: "Family Constellations allow us to break patterns of suffering so that we can live healthier, happier, and more fulfilled lives. Bert Hellinger is the founder of this work. He studied and treated families for more than 50 years and he observed that many of us unconsciously “take on” destructive familial patterns of anxiety, depression, anger, guilt, aloneness, alcoholism and even illness as a way of “belonging” in our families. He witnessed how the bond of love can cause a child to sacrifice her own best interest in an attempt to ease the suffering of a parent or other family member. Family Constellations is a way of discovering underlying family bonds and forces that have been carried unconsciously over several generations and, as ...
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    IIllusions - The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah - by Andreas N. Bjørndal

    Posted by Andreas Bjørndal on Apr 1, 2017

    You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. Some books make deep impressions. This one is a surrealistic impression of wisdom combined with everything goes that has stayed with me and many others for decades. . The back cover gives an example of the wisdom which is spread like pearls throughout the pages of this little gem; Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished; If you're alive, it isn´t. "Illusions - Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah" is about a master Donald Shimoda a former mechanic that is able to do whatever you can imagine, like making wrenches levitate from distance into his hand. The book leaves you with images, options and concepts of reality that challenges your attachments to the materialistic earth life. It touches upon the truths of the book of life with its ageless wisdom. "What if somebody came along who could teach me how my world works and how to control it? ... What if a Siddhartha came to our time, ...
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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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    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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    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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    Flying Colors by Sarah Moore - by Annette

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Aug 1, 2015

     WWII may look like the alphabet to some but to those of us who had parents or grandparents who served their country in the armed forces during the 1940’s, we recognize those 4 characters as standing for World War Two. As this was such a very long time ago, there are not many around who can provide a first-hand account of the experience and as luck would have it, we have the honor and privilege to meet one such individual in the book Flying Colors by Sarah Moore.  Victor “Vic” Tatelman is now 94 years old but at one time he was a soldier in the United States Army Air Corps. By way of his personal narrative, we step back into of one of the most historic times of the 20th century.  Sarah Moore’s labor of love has given birth to Flying Colors which immortalizes this mortal man in fine style. The tale is not always pretty, we read of the horrors of war and can only imagine what it must ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Kindle Paper White - by Kat McCarthy

    Posted by Kathleen McCarthy on Mar 3, 2015

    I love books. I love the way they smell, the way they feel in my hands and the way they take my mind into other worlds and ideas. I loved the way they sound as I turn the pages an even how they look in stacks and on the shelf. And I loved going to the book store to buy my books, especially used book stores. I swore I would never, ever, EVER buy a digital book system like a kindle. Not ever!! You know the old saying – never say never. In October 2014 I fell down our basement stairs and destroyed my wrist and injured the soft tissue in my shoulder resulting in surgery. I couldn’t do much for more than a month, not even hold a book. My dear sweet husband bought me a paper white kindle because they are light and I didn’t have to hold it open. Extreme circumstances found me very grateful for something I had originally said I would never use. And I loved it! During that ...
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    The Secret of the Golden Flower - by Andreas N. Bjørndal

    Posted by Andreas Bjørndal on May 1, 2017

    You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. The Secret of the Golden Flower is an ancient Chinese book about spiritual development. It was first translated to German by sinologist, Richard Wilhelm who also made the I ching (Book of Change) known to the western world. He was a friend of Carl Gustav Jung which provided comments on the translation. Thomas Cleary translated it again in 1991 and criticized the validity of the earlier translations. I would recommend Monica Esposito, The Different Versions of the Secret of the Golden Flower and Their Relationship with the Longmen.  If you are happy with an electronic version you can find the link here under books or else you can order it from Amazon or other places. Let me start with a quote from the first chapter: "The Golden Flower is the Golden Pill (Elixir of Life). All changes of spiritual consciousness depend upon the heart. This wonderful charm, although it works very accurately, is yet so fluid that it needs wisdom and alertness, and ...
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    Legends of Time, Inner Peace - by Annette

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on May 1, 2015

    Soothe your soul, bring peace to your mind and find a connection with Spirit when you listen to the music of award-winning artist, David A. Martinka. For several years now I have enjoyed his melodious compositions and performances via the CDs he has available on his websites: www.redbellymusic.com and www.sunshadows.net and I would like to invite YOU the party.  David is a 5th generation musician and uses his gifts to blend Native Slovak and Native American Flute music together. The relaxing tones are a great accompaniment for meditation or healing times but rest assured that you need not be in need of either meditating or healing to enjoy David’s music as you can listen anytime you like! I personally enjoy popping the CD, Legends of Time II, Inner Peace in while I am writing, reading and especially at night as I am drifting off to sleep.  I find the music helps me think deeper, can help me cultivate a calmness and keeps me company. You will find many musical offerings ...
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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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    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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    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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    Jaspar's War by Cym Lowell - by Annette

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Aug 1, 2015

    There is a famous quote that says that women are much like tea bags because you don’t know how strong they are until they are in hot water.  I imagine this is what the heroine of the debut novel by Cym Lowell discovered as she endured Jaspar’s War. While there are as many sub plots in this thriller it begins with one strong scenario: a pampered socialite, married to the United States Secretary of the Treasury, has her life turned upside down when she finds out her husband’s government jet has crashed, her children have vanished and that she has been tagged as the key player in the whole drama. As the sub plots unfold, Jaspar’s journey to rescue her children takes so many seemingly strange twists and turns that putting this whole thing together appears as intricately connected as a three tier, 3D jigsaw puzzle. Not that this is a bad thing, it’s actually part of the charm of a story that is anything other than charming. Jaspar Moran finds herself ...
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    It's spooky by David Wood Review - by Aeson Knight

    Posted by Aeson Knight on Feb 1, 2016

    David Wood is a mainstream recording artist based in Columbus, Ohio. His music has been described by local media as the POP/Dance Alternative with a dash of Soul. . The music of David Wood often hits home with his blend of upbeat POP music and ballads. His latest song, 'It’s Spooky', touches on a deeper subject than the normal 'love and fun' connection that many other mainstream music stations seem to dump into our car radios. I feel it goes deeper into understanding how some relationships tend to leave battle scars which future relationships have to work past. In an interview in late October Mr. Wood shared that the song was about an abusive relationship that he had with a music manger early in his career and how it left scars that other relationships would have to work past. Abuse in itself and in any form leaves that terror in your heart. Even basic smells or just sounds will bring one back to the same position or fear and terror. This song ...
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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 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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    The Story Reading Ape, An Author Promotion Enterprise

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Apr 1, 2015

    It’s a jungle out there if you are an Indie Author!  At least this is how it seems for many who attempt to make their mark in world of writing, publishing and promoting books. There is so much to learn not only about what to publish, but where, how and with whom. Are there others out there going through the forests same as you? Is there anyone around who can help you feel a bit more secure and less alone? Might someone be able to help you avoid the pitfalls and traps? There are snakes in much of that tall grass so the more you know, the more likely you are to learn how to swing from tree to tree without leaving yourself to die on the vine.  It would be divine to have a guide, someone who knows the ropes or at least where to find one that can hold you…  Heck, even Tarzan and Clint Eastwood partnered with primates and look what it did for their lives!  Writers, ...
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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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    Olympian Space Opera, Sci-Fi and Superheroics - by Hercules Invictus

    Posted by Hercules Invictus on Feb 1, 2017

    No effort was wasted, no time proved ill-spent. Would that this were so for all my endeavors! My Quest to re-make my Mythic Adventure multiverse into a greater vehicle for interactive storytelling is proceeding smoothly. Every Role Playing Game (RPG) product I've explored thus far has provided me with something of potential value. I found that even the games I had decided to use exclusively in the ancient Heroic Age actually offered me convenient links to the starry void and parallel dimensions. Precis Intermedia's Lords of Olympus facilitates integrating all types of settings, even alien ones, into a coherent whole, thus it remains a valuable resource. Deep7 and Heyoka Studios provide means to transplant Greco-Roman heroes into outer space through 1PG Star Legion and grant them godlike powers in 1PG Hero Force. Chimera Press' Mythic offers a great planet or plane to visit and the Eccentric Encounters series by Necromancers of the West Coast has enough mutated mythic monsters to keep things very lively for my adventuring heroes. But what 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The Way of Hermes: A Review by Hercules Invictus

    Posted by Hercules Invictus on Sep 1, 2017

    I just finished re-reading The Way of Hermes, a new translation of The Corpus Hermeticum and The Definitions of Hermes Trismegistus to Asclepius published by Inner Traditions. Perhaps that's not an accurate way of describing my journey between the covers. For one does not just read tah Hermetika, one puzzles over and meditates on these writings, slowly extracting meanings, or one is occasionally rewarded with flashes of insight by the Thrice Great Hermes himself.Hermes is an Olympian Archangel and a Psychopomp. In the Abrahamic traditions he is known as Enoch, Idris and Metatron. One seeks and finds the Hermetic literature (or it seeks and finds them), incarnation after incarnation, until illumination is reached. And one recognizes it when it crosses one's path. Then one starts remembering... Hermetecism, which flowered during the Hellenistic and Roman eras, is the foundation upon which the Western magical tradition rests. These works were accepted by and integrated into the religions of the Book. And they kept the light of the Ancients alive during the Dark Ages. ...
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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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    David Wood‘s Crown and Conjure, Oil and Pump Spray - by Aeson Knight

    Posted by Aeson Knight on Dec 1, 2015

    When I purchased some crown and conjure oils, I found them to be very pleasant and heavily scented, without that under laying scent you get with some oil blends. The oil you can tell has quality, it is thick and smooth to the touch. For those who used blended oils back in the early 80’s, these oils will remind you of them, before the oils when into mass production, as your oil is not blended until you order them. You can tell that they are freshly made and have not been setting on a shelf for God knows how long. Now I am very impressed when it comes to packaging. When I got the oil I ordered, it came packaged, in not one padded envelope but two, and each bottle was individually wrapped. The oil comes in glass bottles, not cheap plastic. Plus even through all the packaging, you could smell the scent of the oil. While I understand that for many,  the idea of the word conjuring could throw you off but ...
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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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    Skjermbilde 2017-07-14 kl. 19.29.57

    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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    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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