December Edition 2018

The Challenge of Valour – by David J. Little
December: Mantle, See, Courage
   
  • Do You Have Eyes to See? – by Marie Elena

    At the age of one month a baby can see shadows. At four months old they begin to see colors. My question is, what does it mean to see? We can approach it from a literal standpoint or go a little deeper. The Merriam Webster dictionary has numerous meanings for “see.” If you really go deep, […]

  • Have the Courage to Express Yourself -by Rhea Dopmeijer

    You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. . . How difficult it might be at times to express yourself verbally to the outside world? It is hard to find the right words at times, so people might understand a bit more. About your own process and how this is […]

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Spirituality of Music – by Marie Elena

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    Spirituality of Music - by Marie Elena

    Spirituality of Music - by Marie Elena

    Any time the musical notes are transcribed onto a sheet there is great potential for Spirituality. Not all music is spiritual, quite often it depends upon the listener. ...Marie ElenaDec 2, 2018
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    The Joy of Self Love - by David J. Little

    The Joy of Self Love - by David J. Little

    You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. . . I recently attended a Writers Workshop at Hay House live in Las Vegas, yes Las Vegas. ...David LittleDec 2, 2018
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    It's All Good - by Annette Rochelle Aben

    It's All Good - by Annette Rochelle Aben

    This year is winding down and I have taken some time for reflection. It’s all good. Not that everything that has happened this year is stuff I wish ...Annette Rochelle AbenDec 1, 2018
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    Zen Hoofprint - Coming to a Fork in the Road - by Bob Rush

    Zen Hoofprint - Coming to a Fork in the Road - by Bob Rush

    Seasons change, people change, plans change. Usually when I write, it's about something that pops into my subconscious, rolls around for awhile, then gels into something that makes ...Bob RushDec 1, 2018
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    Welcome to At Home with Mother Rebecca - by Rebecca Frost Cuevas

    Welcome to At Home with Mother Rebecca - by Rebecca Frost Cuevas

    Hello and welcome to my column! Come in, sit down, have a cup of tea. I’m so delighted you are here! . This is a place where we can ponder ...Rebecca Frost CuevasDec 2, 2018
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    A Poem from Dragon Heart- via Sara Jane

    A Poem from Dragon Heart- via Sara Jane

    You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. . . A Poem from Dragon Heart Iixa/Axii Via Sara Jane   Listen, see, feel, smell, sense Use your senses Let nature fill your ...Sara JaneDec 2, 2018
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    Who Are You? - [channeled] by Marisa Ferrera

    Who Are You? - [channeled] by Marisa Ferrera

    You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. . . Do you know that you are so much more than what or who you think you ...Marisa FerreraDec 2, 2018
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    The Mechanics of Psychometry by Moon Laramie

    The Mechanics of Psychometry by Moon Laramie

    The term ‘psychometry’ was first coined by the American doctor Joseph Rodes Buchanan in 1840. Also known as ‘soul measuring’, it is the practice of determining an object’s ...Moon LaramieDec 2, 2018
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Family Literacy Month – by Annette Rochelle Aben

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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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    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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    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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    Odyssey of the Gods by Erich Von Daniken: A Review by Hercules Invictus

    Posted by Hercules Invictus on Apr 1, 2018

    In Greek mythology there are tales of sentient orbs and golden sky-chariots, wondrous robots and human hybrids, genetic experimentation spanning generations and voyages to OtherWorlds beyond the veils which billow on the borders of our perception. No wonder Erich Von Daniken, our planet's greatest proponent of the Ancient Astronaut theory, found strong support for his views in the pages of the Argonautica, the Iliad, the Odyssey, Critias and many other works of ancient Mediterranean authors. Von Daniken cross-references his Hellenic findings with antique material from all over the world. Ancient people have left us an overwhelming amount of information about super-human beings with advanced technology who came from the heavens, lived on mountaintops, warred amongst themselves, taught civilized arts to our ancestors, interbred with mortals to produce kings and heroes, then vanished - after vowing to someday return. There is a lot of interesting material on the Sacred Geometry of ancient Greek sites, the mysterious mechanical fragment from Anticythera, Stone Age cyclopean masonry, the remains of Giants, the riddle of Troy and Plato's ...
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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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    The SuperWoman's Guide to Super Fulfillment - by Annette

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Sep 1, 2015

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

    Posted by Hercules Invictus on Feb 1, 2018

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

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Apr 1, 2015

    Through the art of story-telling, Attorney, Author, Founder, Motivational Speaker, Advocate Against Abuse, Victoria E. Broussard, Esq. presents i-Comfortable Victim, a novel based on true events. What you need to know right from the start is that this is based on the author’s personal experiences and as such provides the ability for the reader to relate to the fictional character of Saxxine De La Croix on a heart level. Yes the true events that inspired the book are repeated childhood sexually abuse however this book does more than simply take us through that journey by allowing us to see beneath the façade of the “victim” once they have become an adult.  Saxxine De La Croix does become a very successful adult and to the outside world everything appears to be business as usual but when Saxxine had to face the world behind the façade herself, the journey within the journey begins.  This book will not only take you on a journey of a woman’s life but it will take YOU on ...
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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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    Autobiography of a Prophet - Review by Hercules Invictus

    Posted by Hercules Invictus on Apr 1, 2017

    Autobiography of a Prophet provides a unique perspective on past lives, spiritual evolution, humanity's origins and destiny, the other occupants of our multi-layered solar system, and much, much more. Nada-Yolanda, born Pauline Sharpe (1925-2005), was involved in many creative endeavors during World War II and in the early days of television. From writing, to acting, then onward to directing and producing, she was an active force in all aspects of the entertainment industry. She also studied psychoanalysis under Dr. Karen Horney in the 1940s and founded Florida's first Temporary Office Service in the 1950s. The dawn of the twentieth century's second half also triggered her spiritual awakening. She connected with Master Sananda, known to us as Jesus Christ, shortly thereafter. Initially they communicated chiefly through dreams and automatic writing. In 1959 she met El Morya/Mark, born Charles Boyd Gentzel, and together they launched Mark-Age, an organization whose ongoing mission is preparing humanity for the Latter-Days, a time of trials and tribulations preceding the reinstatement of a sovereign Christ Consciousness on our troubled world. Autobiography ...
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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 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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    Soul Medicine - by Linda Lang

    Posted by Linda Lang on Mar 2, 2015

    I love self exploration. Edgar Cayce’s direction to “Know thyself” carries the call to explore your very own inner frontier. I love the idea of channeled spiritual artwork that can move you in a very personal way, and bring you awareness and confirmation.   I'd like to introduce you to one such artist, Sharon Bosmoore. She is an international Spirit Artist and Art Shaman, offering her gifts as a spiritual guide and mentor for sensitive souls, creatives and healers.  I met Sharon through an online event and I was really drawn to her work.   Sharon's art taps into higher frequencies of universal energy and the spirit world to activate healing and awakening.  Her art helps you align with your deeper wisdom, your creative genius, your sacred path, and helps you find the 'soul esteem' to live with purpose, meaning and self trust.   She lives in Australia and we had our session over Skype. Sharon is very down to earth, and I enjoyed spending our time together, not to mention how fascinating it was to watch my spirit drawing unfold in ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Inspired Digi's from Screech Owl Studio - by Sheri Sennhauser

    Posted by Sheri Sennhauser on Apr 1, 2016

    I have been creating like crazy lately!!! It must be the change in the season I am so loving saying goodbye to winter and welcoming back the sun.  A while back I promised a close friend I would make her a Book Of Shadows and until I was sidelined with the nastiest flu bug I have ever met everything was going tickety boo.  However wrestling with this particular outbreak proved to be prolonged.  I have the covers done, some parchment tea dyed and the digital kit I purchased, printed and ready to go.  Until I have the strength back to finish the new project I wanted to share with you a little Etsy shop I found.   this is the Book of Shadows kit I purchased from Screech Owl Studio.  It is the sweetest 5x7 kit I have purchased in a long time.  I love the imagery and the personal touches.  I also purchased another kit called Rooks and Ravens to use with the Book of Shadows, I will be channeling my ...
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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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    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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    Signs & Seasons an Astrology Cookbook - a review by Annette Rochelle Aben

    Posted by Annette Rochelle Aben on Oct 1, 2017

    Did you ever wonder what would happen if you blended astrology and food? Well, wonder no more, because Artist, Amy Zerner, Astrologer, Monte Farber and Chef, John Okas have created a remarkable resource that does just that, with their book, titled: Signs & Seasons, an astrology cookbook. ©2017 ISBN: 978-0-06-246134-6 Published by HarperCollins Publishers, 195 Broadway, New York, NY 10007 This book is more than recipes and sun signs.  As the journey begins, we are treated to an explanation of seasonal cycles of eating using astrology as the common thread. You do not need to know anything about astrology to understand this information. Those with anything from a working knowledge to an extensive background in astrology however, will be cheering over the logic of this section. The very next chapter outlines each sign’s eating, cooking and entertaining propensities. So, let’s say you are dating an Aries and want to know how to impress with everything from setting the mood to preparing the food, this section is a great place to begin. Of course, as there ...
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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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