Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Stick to it!

All the great teachers encourage learning of new skills but they also encourage dedication ot what you do best.

The Golden Dawn members said find a type of divination that is easiest and best done by your hand and use it. This means that if your skills in Tarot are considered a mastery by many and you find a sort of friendship and comfort in your tarot deck, then stick to it rather than struggle and fight to learn how to read tea leaves and crystal balls.

I have learned thsi lesson fairly well after studying tarot, beating my head against the wall called Numerology, and tortured myself and a poor pendulum for hours I have returned to my original ways: scrying via dark mirror or sphere.

Recently, fate and spirits have given me a little bit of an abrupt love-tap as I stepped into Three of Cups, a local Botanica. Looking at the herbs and curios, I found myself standing before a jewel case holding crystal balls and wands. My eyes and full attention were drwn to a dark orb about the sixe of my fist that looked to be ring upon ring of black, green, gray, and smoky midnight blue.

If you have ever felt the tug of something that resonates with your very core, you will understand how I felt as my heart core vibrated madly and my every thought cried out, "Thats Mine!"

Sadly, the sphere was a little expensive, being made of Ranbow Obsidian with few marks. I let it be, thinking of my pocketbook.
A week or so later, I returned to Three of Cups and was again in front of the jewel case, looking down at the rainbow obsidian which continued to call to me.

A dear friend of mine gave me a jarring boost to buy the stone. He said that if I didnt buy it, then there would be a chance that someone else would buy it and might use it without the dear respect it deserves...someone who I did not feel much liking towards.

So I bought the stone and overcame some hesitations I had towards scrying. Now I realize that I have a natural affinity towards this form of divination and have been a fool to turn from it as I have for more worldly accepted forms, for forms that people happily pay to have done.

Please take heed and do what your soul calls for and do not shun it.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Fresh Breath of May

I hope that all had a fabulous Beltain/May Day.
I certainly did.
Along with having a weekend of at home dates with my beloved, I also started a new project:
A ScrapBook of Shadows.

My plan is to gather up my working spells and start a few new ones and put them together artistically.
My pages should include samples of herbs, stone chips, poetry/chants uses, and so on along with the actual spells and photographs. I also want to bookmark a few pages with handmade book marks with gemstones that correspond with the type of spell.
Sounds like a big undertaking but there is no dedline.

I am also interested in perhaps putting together a scrabooking group specifically on SBOSs.

I hope everyone's May Day was as enjoyable as mine if nt more so ^_^

Friday, April 23, 2010

Happy Earth Day

I know it is a little belated, but my dear readers must allow for the hectic way life can move us at times.

I want to wish one and all a Happy Earth Day and encourage you to celebrate this holiday every day by take care of Mother Earth.

"Mother Earth come laugh with me
Set aside your toils,
join my chant of forest green
secure me in rich soil!"
~Invocation for Beltane by
Patricia Telesco

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Coptic 2010 continued...

Now that I've gotten my moment of respect for the speakers out of the way, onto the Book Store and Networking Table!

This year, the wonderful people that put the conference together had the fabulous smarts to lengthen the networking table. Last year, every flyer was crammed into one small space to a point where some poor flyers got hidden. This year the whole back wall outside the main conference room was set aside for networking. There were flyers and sign up sheets and class calendars, and even a book.

Answers from Above: a handbook for the new millennium
Alan and Pamela Fass put together channeled conversations with Angels/Spirit Guides Asmuth and Shamani in order to answer the questions about everything from why do we have fear where to souls go after death to how to find the path to enlightenment and can we conquer illness?
This book was given out, one per person, at the conference. What a gift!

The happiness did not stop there.

The book store was just as energizing, awe creating, and crowded as last year. Vendors, both local and national, gathered to create a colorful and inspiring market for the conference goers.

The Monroe Institute had a table, as expected with Paul Rademacher present. There, Hemi-Sync displayed its catalog and gave out free samples and explanations of the Hemi-Sync program and how it works to cause your right and brain hemispheres to work together. They also gave out a list of programs the Monroe Institute offers.

Violet Moon, a shop located in Greeneville, TN was present as its owner, Elaine Watson, was giving readings for the conference. They sold stones, jewelry (I bought a very nice dragon charm), feathers, and more. Laura, the table saleswoman, was very friendly and informative.

Johnson City's Atlantis shop was also present with everything from books to pendelums. Kay and Duffy are jewels themselves and always a joy to meet with.

Peace and Plenty
was also present again this year. Shannon Miller and her husband create fabulous oil mixtures out of their basement in Greeneville, TN. Each item sold is a little bit of power added to your arsenal, not to mention Shannon's extensive knowledge of application methods. They are also the heads of Greeneville's Healing Arts Fair, more information coming soon...

Other wares in this miniature of Marakesh are pendulums and dowsing techniques at Ramon Grace's booth, blessed epsom salts at Patti Conklin's table, charged crystals, Native American jewelry, discount books and CDs, Tibetan Singing Bowls, atwork that can give you chills, malas, and so much more. One could spend every break at the conference checking out this book store and not see all it has to offer.

Coptic 2010: The Great Awakening

Coptic Fellowship International and the Tri-Cities Metaphysical Study Group presented the Annual Conference this year, April 16-18 at the Holiday Inn in Johnson City.

I attended the conference last year as a total n00b. In awe over the numbers of people that, like me, see the world a lil different then those I grew up among, I felt like I had found small bit of Heaven on Earth (complete with seraphim, Angelina ).

This year, like every year, the conference hosted amazing speakers from all over the nation.

Rainbow Eagle, Okla-Choctaw Native American author, opened the conference with a touching ceremony the called upon ancestors and elements with respect and gratitude. Rainbow Eagle later gave a lecture on How to Remain optimistic through 2012. His lecture included Native American prophecies about the coming shift including those of the Navajo, Hopi, and Seneca. All of such prophecies are more optimistic and positive than many Discovery Channel experts would have us believe. For more information, check out his new book, Ancient Roots of Christianity Revealed.

John Davis, director of Coptic Fellowship International and Spiritual Unity of Nations (S.U.N.), spoke on Belief, Desire and Expectancy. Davis is also a renown numerologist (having done over 11,000 personality profiles in the last 20 years). His lecture conveyed his expertise as he explained not only this year's numerological significance (sharing the same frequency as 1776-the signing of the constitution) but also 2008 when a major shift happened for many (including some people I am friends with) and 2012.
Some advise Davis gave that I feel compelled to share:
Honor thy father and mother for they were you children in a past life and you taught them what they know now.
Diet, meditate, and exercise. Develop Self-Mastery.

Raymon Grace, a man most of us knows as the dowsing expert, spoke on How to Pull the Trigger of Your Mind. Grace informed us on how in the past 11 years, he has seen a 500% increase in abilities in humans. We are becoming more powerful. He encouraged this with explaining about how everything is made of Energy which is impressed upon matter. He also spoke on how to "brain wash" yourself and prevent yourself from being brain washed by media.
One experiment he encouraged the audience t try was Water Programming.
Take a glass of water and focus your energy on it with the thought/words that you would like to happen. When drinking this water, the water molecules are invested with this thought and it joins with the body, aiding in making your desires possible.
Grace recommends empowering your water with Drawing to you the Best of all Possible Futures, Understandings Life's Purpose, and Repelling harmful energies.

I sadly missed Dr. Shelley Stockwell-Nicholas's lecture, Get Up and Get Going as well as Patrick Connelly's lecture, Reports from the Field - Green shoots of the Great Awakening, Dannion Brinkley's, 2012-Spiritual Infusion-Beginning of the New Awakening, and Paul Rademacher's Ordinary People, Extraordinary Perceptions and was assured I missed something spectacular.

Gisela Kroeger Hoffman, daughter of famed Homeopathist, Hanna Kroeger, gave an informative lecture called Dowse for the Hidden Causes of your Dis-Ease. She explained that Western medicine does not work because of 2 reasons; it is based on the idea that we cannot heal naturally and the medication we take is merely suppression of symptoms, not healing.
Disease and Healing are often related to Emotions and the Heart Chakra. By taking the essence of herbs and the like, we get the purest healing form.
She gave a few examples of homeopathic works done, each one with very simple treatments and the act of allowing the body to heal itself.
Some warnings Hoffman gave:
Floride, the same ingredient in toothpaste and many bottled baby waters, is the cause of many hormonal illnesses because it enamels the Pinneal gland which, along with being a connection with the Crown chakra and the Higher Self, is what controls the Pituitary glad and thus the Thyroid gland. Stop ingesting Floride, it is a poison. Use baking soda and/or natural toothpstes instead.
Do not drink sodas with aspertane (Coke, Coke zero, etc). It becomes formaldehyde in your system. It also calcifies the Pinneal gland.
Do not get a Flu shot! People who do are 40% likelier to have Alzheimer disease.
Get rid of toxins in the house, including (especially) house hold cleaners. These are poisons. Lemon juice, baking soda, and white vinegar work better.
Do not ingest white vinegar. It destroys the intestines. Only vinegar you should ingest is cider vinegar.
If you have copper pipes for your water. Let the water run 2 minutes before consuming. Protozoa form in copper tubing and when ingested eat at your bones.
Use your blue tooth, it transmits less EMF waves which cause Candida/mold.

Patti Conklin returned this year. Her lecture, Who Are You?, was much like that of last years but still as moving and emotional. Much of what she spoke on was that each person has a gift that they should develop, that no person is more or less important than any other person. She is truly a spiritual treasure.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Three of Cups

A new shop on W. Walnut St. in Johnson City called Three of Cups.
It is a mix of Apothecary and Botanic and a Curio shop owned by the talented Pilarr and Mattye.

I recently bought a beautiful Rainbow Obsidian shpere for scrying and am very happy with it. I also have my eye on some dark chocolate runes that must wait until my next pay check.

Three of Cups will also be giving workshops on broom making and other witchy crafts. There is a resident healer, Pilarr, as well as a room for other healers to work within.

I expect a lot of action in this new shop and am very excited!!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy Imbolc!

Spring is in the womb, soon to be birthed into new beauty and wonder.
Today is Brighid's day. Light your candles and bonfires, braid your hair, and enjoy her warmth, beauty, and creativity.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Annual Coptic Conference 2010

The Great Awakening
The Time is Now
The Veil is Lifting
11-11 Balanng the Energies

the above four lines are on the front cover of my Coptic Conference program for 2010.
This year's conference starts on Friday, April 16th and goes on to the 18th at the Holiday Inn Johnson City, TN.

Open to the public as always, seminars will feature Patti Conklin, Raymond Grace, Dannion Brinkley, Patrick Connelly, John Davis, Rainbw Eagle, Gisela Hoffman, Paul Rademacher, and Shelley Nicholas.

I am most excited about this years healing service, since I missed last years. Also, the bookstore was amazing so I'm saving my pennies.

For those of you who are looking to book one of the many psychics and readers at the conference, do so quickly for a few are already booked!

New Year, New Post

Sorry about the long delay in posting, not much excuse for it other than life caught up with me.

What have I been up to?
a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a pinch of fairy dust added in for fun.

I just finished reading a great book on the Auryvedic system by Dr. Robert Svoboda called Prakriti. I found the book at Mr. Ks for a little under $8 and it was the best pocket money I've ever spent! The book aids the reader in learning heir Prakrite, or consitution, and going by that, the reader can learn foods and medicinal herbs and minerals that are best for them. I could spend all day writing on it but it would be best for you to go out and find the book yourself.

What's coming up this year?
February 2nd is Imbolc, when I plan on performing and posting a candle burning ritual and meditation.
April 16-18 is the Coptic Conference
Blue Plum is coming in June
And much more...