Popcorn Multiverse – by Moon Laramie


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Whenever someone decides to make popcorn, something miraculous occurs. The tiny brown popcorn kernels undergo a spectacular transformation into fluffy yellow bitesize nuggets. This is because of the endosperm inside the kernels. This endosperm contains moisture. When heated the moisture turns to steam. Chaos ensues as the force of the steam builds up. Eventually the walls of the kernels can no longer contain this growing tumult. The force of the steam ruptures the walls. The contents burst out, expanding to up to fifty times their original size. They ultimately cool and set into their brand new form, pieces of popcorn. The making of popcorn follows a trajectory of chaos, force, expansion and transformation. This process in the humble popcorn is a microcosm of the creation of the multiple universes or multiverse described in the Ageless Wisdom.

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Bibliomantic Benefits – by Moon Laramie


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Bibliomancy is an age old tradition practiced around the world. It involves opening a book at a random page in order to divine the answers to spiritual questions. The term bibliomancy was first coined in 1753. It was originally used to determine the guilt or innocence of a person accused of witchcraft. The accused was weighed. If their weight was less than the volumes of the Bible they were deemed innocent. The practice later developed into the use of the Bible to answer metaphysical questions. Eventually bibliomancy was no longer restricted to the Bible and it came to be used with any book.

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Will The Real Spirit Entity Please Stand Up – by Moon Laramie


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It is very easy to imagine the Victorians as dour narrow-minded moralists. While Victorian society was undeniably conventional and repressed, many Victorians were also imaginative and open to new ideas. There were great scientific advancements during the Victorian era. Charles Darwin first posited his theories of evolution, Richard Owen produced the first life-sized reconstructions of dinosaurs and Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. There were also significant developments in metaphysics and spirituality. William Westcott founded the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and Helena Blavatsky founded the Theosophical Society. Today, Blavatsky is commonly regarded as the mother of the modern mind, body, spirit movement.

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The Clock Time Conundrum – by Moon Laramie


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Sometimes, I find myself rushing through parts of my day. I rush to get ready. I rush to finish an email. I rush to get to an appointment. The reason is simple, I look at my watch and I realise I am short of time. I feel pressured to rush. My hurry is instigated by the simple act of looking at my watch. This predicament was perhaps best described by Jane Austen, ‘Do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.’ Yet modern society is so structured around clock time that trying to exist without it would be highly problematic.

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Realization By Numbers – by Moon Laramie


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Pythagoras
the Ancient Greek philosopher believed that mathematics played a key role in the realisation of everything in the universe. Pythagoras traced the origins of all things in the cosmos to  one common factor – number. Students of Pythagoras believed the study of the relationships between numbers would reveal the truth of who we are and why we are here. The Pythagorean scholar Philolaus ventured that the number one was the origin of all creation. It represented the singularity of the cosmos, the essential unity of everything in existence. From this unity the material universe evolved into two essential aspects, the finite and the infinite. Odd numbers represented the finite. Even numbers represented the infinite.

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The Threefold Nature of Healthy Living – by Moon Laramie


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The human body as we each perceive it exists on the solid physical plane. Surrounding this physical body is the etheric body. This is the vehicle of vitality and energy. If the flow of energy becomes blocked, there is a negative impact on the physical body. The practice of Reiki can help release blockages in the etheric body.

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A Theosophical History Of Humanity – by Moon Laramie


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Theosophy is a movement founded in the late nineteenth century by Helena Blavatsky. It proposes that there is a universal truth known to humankind for millennia. Over time, that truth has become hidden, scattered among the religions of the world. Blavatsky sought to uncover the truth through the comparative study of science, philosophy and religion.

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The Delectable Phenomenon – by Moon Laramie


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At the end of my cancer treatment in September 2015, I was given a clean bill of health. That day I came home to a world that looked sparkling and full of possibilities. The city outside my window seemed more alive, beautiful art works more delectable, the smell of flowers more vivid, moments spent with my husband more precious. I was seeing the world with fresh eyes. I later came to realise that my good news had induced what is known as a peak experience. The peak experience was first studied extensively in the nineteen sixties by the psychologist Abraham Maslow. A peak experience involves a feeling of joy and illumination in the moment. The immediate consequence of a peak experience is that one sees life as more valuable and meaningful. Maslow’s work on peak experiences was considered groundbreaking because he studied psychologically healthy people rather than those with psychological disorders.

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Play and Be Childish! – by Moon Laramie


A teacher was conducting a test with the children in her class. The children were shown a picture of a toy car rolling down a slope. The children were asked: “How would you slow the car down?’ The anticipated response was to attach a parachute to the back of the car. This would slow it down through air resistance. When presented with the problem, one boy drew a set of red traffic lights at the bottom of the slope. ‘Look Miss,’ he said. ‘It’s got to slow down now!’ Children have a wonderful capacity for imaginative thought and creativity. They also see the magic in life that adults can often overlook. To tell someone not to be childish is considered a sensible suggestion. In truth, it is completely the wrong advice.

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Hardwired for Magic – by Moon Laramie


Brad Pitt does it. Sophia Loren and Heidi Klum do it. Even ice cool Serena Williams does it. What exactly is it they do? They all have their own magical practice to petition the Universe for the outcomes they desire. Brad Pitt wears a shark tooth necklace with the ability to keep its wearer safe from harm. Serena Williams bounces every ball exactly five times when she serves. Heidi Klum keeps a bag of baby teeth to bring good fortune and Sophia Loren refuses to wear purple believing it to be a magnet for evil.

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How To Keep Your Cool When Your Country Falls Apart – by Moon Laramie


I had approached Thursday 23rd June with trepidation. The United Kingdom was voting in a referendum on whether to remain part of, or to leave, the European Union (EU). The two opposing campaigns had been neck and neck in the run up to polling day. As a europhile I always intended to vote for the UK to remain part of the EU. I believed that the benefits of free movement, trade and cultural exchange were undeniable. Plus I had many close friends from other European Union countries.

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The Power of Silence – by Moon Laramie


One day I stumbled across a curious little shop in Covent Garden called Buddha On A Bicycle. It displayed information about a weekly meditation group in the shop’s basement. Pleased with my discovery, I decided to attend the following week.

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Replicate Heroic Qualities – by Moon Laramie


Ancient peoples would find wisdom and inspiration in the mythical stories of their heroes. Great champions and rulers served as role models for righteousness and fortitude. People sought the prudence of King Arthur, the cunning of Odysseus or the courage of Beowulf in times of challenge. Today our stories of heroes and their exploits are no longer told around a blazing fire. Instead we find our heroes at the cinema, on television, at the theatre, in a book, comic strip or fanzine. A modern day mythic hero might be Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Sherlock Holmes, Spiderman or Star Trek’s Jean-Luc Picard. We can seek our inspiration from a variety of genres. We can choose to adopt the best qualities of any modern hero from any pantheon.

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