November Edition 2018

Family Literacy Month – by Annette Rochelle Aben
November: Storm, Emagine, Reach
   
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The Spirituality of A Leaf – by Marie Elena

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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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    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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    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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    Holonity - Paths in Life - by Andreas N. Bjørndal

    Holonity - Paths in Life - by Andreas N. Bjørndal

    As long as we go through life and are in a process, we move from one state towards another. Many people repeat the same lesson again and again ...Andreas BjørndalNov 1, 2018
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    Genetia ~ Dragon Wisdom - by Sara Jane

    Genetia ~ Dragon Wisdom - by Sara Jane

    You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. . You are Beautiful. . Depending on the light that you are in as to the colours that you ...Sara JaneNov 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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    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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    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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    Review of Crow Cross Roads Spell Candle Company - by Aeson Knight

    Posted by Aeson Knight on Jan 1, 2016

    In this day and time, it’s easy to come by candles and wax melts. Every dollar store has then but if you prefer long lasting, good quality, you may want to shop the small specialty stores for that special scent. I personally prefer to use products that are hand crafted by someone that knows what they are making not something that has been made 1000 at a time. With Crows Cross Roads Candles and Wax Melts, you get not just a set of special made manifesting candles but products that been made in small good batches which, if you follow Silver Raven’s news feed, can watch them being made step by step. I ordered some candle and wax melts, to aid in my creativity and also to bring in some abundance. Within a few days looking at my news feed, I saw her posting pictures of her mixing herbs, and pouring my candles, along with other orders. It was the process, step by step, showing me not only what was going into ...
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    Zeus and the Rise of the Olympians - A Review by Hercules Invictus

    Posted by Hercules Invictus on Mar 1, 2018

    Between my mom's mythic bedtime stories, a very thorough Greek Parochial School education, and my own life-long passion for the Mythology of my ancestors, the tale of Father Zeus' ascent to the Throne of Mount Olympus is already very much a part of me. It is firmly etched on my neurons and comfortably nestled in all the strata of my psyche. As the story is already so familiar to me, I was very pleasantly surprised by the delight I experienced while reading Zeus and the Rise of the Olympians by Ryan Foley. Framed as classroom instruction during the reign of Zeus, with students occasionally asking questions to clarify enigmatic elements in the original myths, the graphic novel covers the reigns of three Hellenic pantheons: the Primordials, the Titans and the Olympians. Ryan's well crafted words convey the saga of divine succession powerfully and effectively. His selection and use of source material is brilliant and his own creative spin greatly adds to the enjoyment of the account. The unique personalities and motivations of Ouranos, ...
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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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    When I Knew Better I Did Better - by Annette Rochelle Aben

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Jan 1, 2017

    When I Knew Better, I Did Better, ISBN 978-1-63177-539-0,  Mascot Books by Barbara Wood is the very personal story of a woman who found that by taking control over her life, she could finally be happy. Ms. Wood published this book in 2016 however it has been in the making for decades. While trying to come to grips with traumatic experiences dating back to her childhood, where she felt victimized, Ms. Wood realized that the choices she made reflected what she knew about life. What she grew up knowing, lead her to make adult choices that perpetuated a cycle of unhappiness and victimization. It took her over two decades of work to learn how to make better choices. In the process, she learned how to love herself, how to forgive and how to be happy. This is not a long book, less than 90 pages. Each of the pages tells the tale of a woman who wants to help others do better in their own lives. During her own search for ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    A Feast of Wise Words: A Review of The Voice of Hermes - by Hercules Invictus

    Posted by Hercules Invictus on Dec 1, 2017

    The city of Aurelius on Hermes, which greatly influenced the Greco-Roman culture, serves as the Philosophical Learning Center of the Shamballah system that guides the evolutionary path of the human spirit. In the central Athenian section of Aurelius one can experience the Classical World in all its splendor. The original structures that inspired the Parthenon and the Temple of Apollo can be found in this district. One can even hear such luminaries as Socrates, Plato, Pythagoras and Lucretius debating the finer points of their individual intellectual legacies. And if one is fortunate, Plutarch himself may give them a guided tour of this wondrous place, as he did to Ernest and Ruth Norman, co-founders of Unarius, back in 1959. Though the 'Love of Truth' movement of ancient Hellas is greatly esteemed in Aurelius, other terrestrial thought systems are also honored and preserved. Aurelius is truly multicultural and their mental treasures are lovingly gathered from all cultures of our globe from our prehistory to the present time. The effects of philosophy on music, art and ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Gift of Cancer - A Life Changing Book - by Annette

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Apr 1, 2015

      More than likely every life on this planet has been touched by cancer at some point.  Perhaps a family member, a neighbor, your former teacher or even your beloved family pet received the diagnosis. Imagine now that YOU yourself were to hear those words spoken to you about YOU.  How would you react?  What would you do in such a case? Well I know how one young lady handled it, she used her diagnosis to turn her life around and in the process was completely healed AND used the process she went through to write a book to help others. Wendy Treynor. Ph. D. wrote The Gift of Cancer – A Life Changing Book – because that is how she saw it and that is what happened. This book is not only remarkable because it is a true story it IS the story. Filled with journal entries, hand drawn illustrations and the revelations of the true meanings of life and love, you will find a reason to celebrate the gift of ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Apprenticed to My Mother: a Memoir of Barbara Lepard, 2005-2010 - a Review by Annette Rochelle Aben

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Jul 1, 2018

    A supplemental audio track to this review is posted below! I am honored to have experienced a son’s loving tribute to his mother. This is how I felt while reading: Apprenticed to my Mother: a Memoir of Barbara LePard, 2005-2010, by Geoff LePard.   The words wove the tales together, and then they faded away, leaving me awash with emotion and memories of my own mother. Not only does this pay homage to LePard’s mother, but to his father as well. Considering the beautiful relationship between the couple, it would have been near impossible not to include both. Also, the memoir begins from the time of his father’s passing and continues through the rest of his mother’s life, so again, this makes sense. And NO spoiler alerts here, if you want to understand what I mean by this, you will have to read the book. Humor is balanced by humility beautifully. We get the impression that while there may have been times LePard would have loved to pull rank on his mother’s decisions, he ...
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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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    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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    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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