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Sunday, August 28th, 2011
11:46 am
Can anyone reccomend an active LJ community or other  serious online discussion forum about past lives which is actually active - researching, examining soul purpose, etc. Open to discussion about both human and non-human lives :D 

The LJ comms which I have found and online forums, all seem to be dead. :(
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
2:09 pm
Had a strange experience this past weekend. Well, strange for some and still strange to me, even if its also familiar. Okay, and THAT made sense. ;)

I woke up and saw neon red outlines of roses all overlapping. They were perfect and had five petals. Then they turned into black and white patterns (those I've seen before and usually indicate a stepping stone or the beginnings of going into someplace else; shamans see these patterns) and, finally, a face appeared. I opened and closed my eyes several times during this and saw the same thing whether they were open or closed. So, nope, it was not a dream. An altered state most like, but not a dream.

The face looked at me and, over his? her? left shoulder was a "wormhole." Or I call them that, anyway.

Time and again, when this has happened, it means I'm going to be getting another familiar spirit in my life. I wonder what form this contact will take and why they are forming a relationship with me. I've discovered, in the past, that they always take you in directions you need to go, lend aid, healing, that sort of thing. They don't fix everything (that's not what they're here for), but they are good companions.

I wish I could see those roses again, though. They were beautiful.

Current Mood: curious
Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
1:16 pm
Long Time No See
I just looked back and there's not been much activity here on this community for a while...which is okay, as I know we're all way busy and likely (okay, so I'm speaking for myself here) have plenty of LJ friends and communities to keep track of.

I wanted to know if anyone here has had experiences with strange storms, as in storms which feel like something more is going on than just wind and rain and lightning and thunder...more like a storm that is a sign of transformation.

Also, the idea of a stormcrow--any ideas where that term comes from?

Current Mood: curious
Wednesday, April 1st, 2009
3:51 pm
Totems and Familiars
Wrote a piece about totems and it kind of slipped over (briefly) into totems which are actually more spirit familiars. In Australia, apparently, there are clan or family totems and then there are secondary individual totems which you acquire (ie, helper spirits). These are more like familiar spirits.

So, the point was made that you can't change your clan/family totem (at least, not once its picked you), but your spirit familiars/totems can and do change.

But, of course, I also explored the idea that since we tend to all be of such mixed family heritages that WHICH family totem will be for us is up for grabs. However, my experience (and the experience of those I know) is that once you've been picked by one it tends to be possessive as all heck.

I know I thought when I was a kid that my totem should be Tiger...but it turned out to be Crow. As for my spirit familiars, some I felt a connection to before they showed up, but others were a real surprise.

Current Mood: energetic
Monday, February 2nd, 2009
2:12 am

Here's my brief introductory message:

I've been a healer, clairvoyant, and astrologer for over 35 years.

Each month I make available free horoscopes, and as of this year I'm posting them up on my LiveJournal, so friend me, and you can read them on your Friend's page.

From time to time I also speak about something in a little more depth, or perhaps share something interesting and relevant I've found. You can find that sort of thing at my website under Podcasts, or on my Journal when I copy it over. My discussion on the astrology of 2012 was particularly popular for some reason, so I'm drawing special attention to that.

Part of my motivation behind my venturing into LiveJournal is that people might give me some feedback, and suggest popular topics I might analyze, so please leave comments and criticism - I don't know what to talk about unless you tell me.

Good to be here, and please enjoy my Journal!
Friday, October 24th, 2008
3:31 pm
Familiar Spirits
I consider my spirit contacts to be my familiars. I know that some people use that term differently than I do, but as the original phrase was "familiar spirit" and not just "familiar," I do feel very strongly that presupposes that your familiar is, in fact, a spirit.

If I was a Spiritualist, I suppose I would call them my spirit guides, but I prefer familiar. We walk a path together, familial spirits all, and I find that our relationship is much like any other. You have to work to keep it all going and they have to work to keep it all going. When we get busy...

Yet I've found that their lives often reflect my own. I learn things from finding out what they've been up to in their own worlds. I also learn how to be a better and stronger me from my interaction with them.

Which is why...when I let it all slide for a while for a couple of reasons, now I feel as though I need to re-learn a few things and re-build what was lost. I let it go for a while and, maybe, I shouldn't have. My familiars are part of me and they are also gateways not just to my own power, but to otherworldly powers.

No self-respecting witch should let that just...slide...

Current Mood: angry
Friday, August 15th, 2008
12:55 pm
They're Baaaaaack....
Okay, so I know that spirit contacts fade and then come back strong again and again. I know this, yet everytime it fades off for a while (mostly because I'm too busy or they are or ???) I worry and wonder that, maybe, they won't be back. Yeah, I should know this, but still...

Anyway, I'm going to try to keep it stronger this time. All the books I've read lately talk about spirit contacts and how important they are to the Craft/Shamanism. I definitely want to not only work with that in my own life, but to help others make that contact if they so desire it and also work to keep their contacts vital and strong.

One way I have of doing that is by setting aside one day of the week for each contact and making sure I "talk" with them on that day, even if only for a few minutes. The other is to come up with questions and ask each one of them to answer it in their own way. That certainly has led to some interesting viewpoints. I suppose I could also try to dream of them...one each week, touch their world, their hearts, their minds, their feelings.

Just like any other friendship, the current has to go both ways and both sides have to be willing to be open and to remain open.

Current Mood: contemplative
Friday, May 2nd, 2008
12:50 pm
If Anyone is Interested...
Call for Writers - Engaging with the Spirit World: Shamanism, Totemism and Other Animistic Practices

Megalithica Books, an imprint of Immanion Press (Stafford, U.K./Portland, OR, U.S.A) is seeking submissions for an anthology on modern animistic practices, particularly (though not exclusively) within a Neopagan/modern Pagan context.

Animism is an ancient thread that has run through countless religions, spiritualities and creeds. However, in a world that is increasingly dominated by science )(which says spirits don't exist) and anti-animism religions (which may call the spirits "evil demons"), the belief in spirits has often been met with skepticism and/or hostility. Yet for many people around the world, animism is alive and well. This includes within Neopagan and reconstructed religious contexts, where rediscovery of animism may take even more varied forms than in the past.

Two areas of animistic practice that are alive and well in contemporary paganism are shamanism and totemism; however, animism may take a variety of other forms in modern practice. We're looking for your perspectives on animism in the twenty-first century, particularly your own experiences thereof. While theoretical explorations of indigenous practices by observers are a worthy topic, we're especially looking for essays from practitioners themselves, whether of indigenous or Neopagan animisms.

this post from Lupabitch, who is looking for essays re people's experiences with animism/spirits

Current Mood: awake
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008
7:09 pm
little intro!


Just joined, hoping to learn and discuss here, about various spiritual experinces. (I am an eclectic pagan, otherkin, and generally have what is usually viewed as an alternative outlook! )


Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
2:01 pm
Have often played with the idea of writing a book re spirit contact, as all the ones already out there tend to be based off of Spiritualism--where you talk to dead people mostly, or at least facilitate contact with dead relatives--or books about contact with angels. Though, there are some books that talk about faery contact, usually meaning divas or nature spirits. That just seems a little too exclusive. I'd rather find a book that talks about many forms of spirit contact and how to open yourself up to it and how to shut it down if it needs shutting down. Not trying to say this or that can't be a spirit guide/contact, but letting it be open so that the contacts can take on many forms (as they do) and not have the person read the book and wonder if what they're experiencing is wrong or not really spirit contact at all.

What we send out to the universe is, in part, what draws spirits to us and our expectations can often influence the form of the contact, the mask that the contact takes. Not to say that the spirit in question isn't who they say they are, but that they are both that "person" or "animal" or whathaveyou and are also something more. At least, that's been my experience.

I tend to call such contacts "living masks," meaning they are both masks and yet do have a life and personality of their own, one that is just as real as ours is. Which, in a way, means that we are as much living masks as they are, though we have a physical body here in this world. Which doesn't preclude them having the same elsewhere.

Current Mood: thoughtful
Friday, March 14th, 2008
1:12 pm
OMG, my book is finally in print!
Just wanted to jump in and give a quick plug for my new book which has just appeared on Amazon:


Would love it if you checked it out and told all your friends about it, all those who might be interested in old European Craft.

Thanks much!

(jumping up and down with excitement!!!!)

Current Mood: ecstatic
Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
5:20 pm
Some of the people I hang out with now--though supportive--don't enjoy hearing about this side of my life as much. They believe me, but they don't want to interact with my guides on a regular basis. I mean, one of my guides wrote something once and a friend and I got into an argument over whether he should be credited or me. I was arguing that I just wanted it stated that the info had been channeled and she was arguing that my hand had written it down, so I should be credited. But I know the difference...

Sometimes, I think that it would be nice to have a convention for people with guides/familiars and be able to meet others who share the same ability and interests. Unless, the kinds of folks you'd tend to get showing up would be mostly into the crappier side of the New Age?

I mean, most of the books out there re spirit guides and the like are either Spiritualist based or New Age (read fluffy New Age). I have found very few books that are both serious and offer good advice.

What if, then...what if one of my guides ends up writing a whole book someday? Should I put it under his name? Give credit where credit is due? I mean, sure I should be credited with having done the actual typing (my fingers anyway) but if he did the writing, then its his work IMHO. Weird wonderings...

Current Mood: curious
Wednesday, March 5th, 2008
1:20 pm
Hello...anyone interested in chatting here?

Just to throw out a question, has anyone had a spirit guide not only give advice, but what might be called "homework?"


Current Mood: creative
Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
5:06 pm
Excerpt: How to Heal Toxic Thoughts

I have permission from Sterling Publishing to share an excerpt from the new psychology/self-help book, How to Heal Toxic Thoughts, by Sandra Ingerman.

The excerpt is called "Words as Seeds" and contains a brief history of the power of words and a visualization exercise for cultivating a verbal garden of love.

The excerpt is available at the URL below or I can provide it in other formats -- PDF or TXT or DOC -- let me know.


With Love,
Wednesday, June 20th, 2007
5:31 pm
Just got a new book and I'd recommend it, even thought I'm not done reading it yet. Its called "A Field Guide to Otherkin" by Lupa and she does mention Soulbonding (otherwise known as MediaKin) in it. It explores theories on why this happens, what it may mean, and the forms of Otherkin that are out there, among other things. She includes Bonding in as a form of Otherkin.

Here is a link to the book on Amazon:

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006
4:51 pm
Arugh! I could kill him!
-=Sigh=- So how does one help a poor, broken guardian/soulbond/PG?

Last night turned into one of those 'discussions' between the man and I about the future. I won't hash into it other than say supposedly a college education, house ownership, car ownership, and career are marks of 'something to show for.'

Apparently, I'm 30 years old with no career and nothing to show for it. Grooming dogs is not a career.

Then he continues on to say that no relationship is perfect other than the supposed ones with "Imaginary Friends." And he admitted of being guilty on the imaginary friend deal, too.

I don't know what I'm more livid about. I have no Career or that I have imaginary friends. (And no, IF was not used in a positive note.)

Dahni was rendered speachless. Then he growled. That shocked me.

Roo was jumping up and down, shouting. "I am TOO real! Just because I don't have a body in this world, does not mean I'm NOT REAL!"

Clarissah, the first time I felt/was allowed to feel in a while, just turned and walked out the door. I've not seen her since, and the girls have gone looking for her.

I don't know who the Dragon's been talking to, but it's not the Clarissah I know. And I have felt if he doesn't realize what he's done, then she doesn't want me to tell him of her broken heart.

"Not worth it. It's not like he listens to YOU, anyway...." (I did not take that personally. I know what was meant between the lines.)

Belief imparts reality. He drilled that into me when we first met. Now, it means nothing to him, I think. He's not walking his talk.

I've told her that if she leaves him, there are numerous others who would gladly welcome her into their fold, including me.

I tried looking for her myself last night, with my ghetto, noobie dream skillz. Least to say, that did not turn out well. :/

Poor Clar...
Tuesday, April 11th, 2006
9:53 pm
I've been feeling distant from my spirit guides lately. I miss them. I know its likely my fault that the distance has crept in, but sometimes its so hard when you have few people around that you can share that part of your life with and not have them look at you as if you are completely cracked in the head.

I should let them out more often anyway, I guess. Talk to them more. When I got my first guide, I made sure to speak with him every single day and it really helped. I make up my mind to do a plan of talking to each one on a regular basis, but then the world keeps me busy or tired and...pfeft...

I know, no excuse.

I wonder, how do people keep in touch with their spirits? How do you keep the connections good and strong?


Current Mood: contemplative
Saturday, February 25th, 2006
8:11 pm
Well, gee, hi!

I was wondering about a bit in my boredom, found you folks, and went, what the hell, I'm always into learning new stuff.

Name's Arista, friends call me Ari. Another reason as to Why I joined was QoI's post about why humanity is reverting back to sex, drugs, and mutilation. It sparked interest in a couple of my bonds.

I have many, but my current focus is now on two. One is a teen whom I mothered in a past life, and the second is an old lover who saved my soul a long time ago. When I and they feel a little more comfortable, I'll devulge more.

My current goals are to remember my Big Past and not to be weighed down by it. I haven't been the best little unicorn out there, and I have heaped all sorts of guilt and regret on my hands for things I was forced to do. So, before I can go back home (Cause frankly in My Opinion, Earth is a joke) I need to forgive myself for charging myself of the attrocitiess to begin with.

Yes, I know this sounds way too cryptic, but give me time. -=smile=- I think once I feel safe here, I can contribute muchly. -=nods=-
Friday, February 3rd, 2006
9:00 pm
Been wondering lately if spirit contact, because the strength of it seems to ebb and flow, has a pattern to it, perhaps one related to other sorts of rising and falling energy patterns. Lunar? Solar? Something else entirely?

It can, of course, be altered by what is going on in your own life, so that if you are feeling shut down because of stress, getting open enought to talk to your guides can be hard. But, even beyond that, some times you seem to be able to contact and hear them better than at other times.

Maybe I should start keeping a chart?

Current Mood: thoughtful
Tuesday, January 17th, 2006
8:18 pm
"We have gone sick by following a path of untrammeled rationalism, male dominance, attention to the visible surface of things, practicality, and bottomlineism.

We have gone very, very sick.

And the body politic, like any body when it feels itself to be sick, it begins to produce antibodies or strategies for over coming the condition of dis-ease.

The 20th century is an enormous effort at self-healing. Phenomenon as diverse as surrealism, body piercing, psychedelic drug use, sexual permissiveness, jazz, experimental dance, rave culture, tattooing. The list is endless.

What do all these things have in common?

They represent various styles of rejection of linear values.

The society is trying to cure itself by an archaic revival. By a reversion to arachaic values.

When I see people manifesting sexual ambiguity, or scarifying themselves, or showing a lot of flesh, or dancing to synopicated music, or getting loaded, or violating ordinary cannons of sexual behavior, I applaud all of this.

Because it’s an impulse to return to what is felt by the body.

What is authentic.

What is archaic.

When you tease apart these archaic impulses at the very center of all these impulses is the desire to return to a world of magical empowerment of feeling.

At the center of that impulse is the shaman. Stoned. Intoxicated on plants. Speaking with the spirit helpers. Dancing in the moonlight. Vivifying and evoking a world of conscious living mystery. That's what the world is.

The world is not an unsolved problem for scientists or sociologists.

The world is a living mystery.

Our birth, our death, our being in the moment. These are mysteries. They are doorways, opening on to unimaginable vistas of self-exploration, empowerment, and hope for the human enterprise.

Our culture has killed that. Taken it away from us. Made us consumers of shoddy products and shoddier ideals. We have to get away from that. And the way to get away from it is by a return to the authentic experience of the body. And that means sexually empowering ourselves. And it means getting loaded. Exploring the mind as a tool for personal and social transformation.

The hour is late. The clock is ticking.

We will be judged very harshly if we fumble the ball. We are the inheritors of millions and millions of years of successfully lived lives and successful adaptations to changing conditions in the natural world. Now that challenge passes to us: the living.

That the yet to be born may have a place to put their feet and a sky to walk under. That is what the psychedelic experience is about. Is caring for, empowering, and building a future that honors the past, honors the planet, honors the power of the human imagination.

There is nothing as powerful and as capable of transforming itself and the planet as the human imagination.

Let's not sell it straight. Lets not whore ourselves to nit wit ideologies.

Lets not give our control over to the least among us.

Rather, claim your place in the sun and go forward into the light.

The tools are there.

The path is known.

You simply have to turn your back on a culture that has gone sterile and dead and get with the program of a living world and an reempowerment of the imagination."

Terence McKenna - Eros and the Eschaton (MP3 27.2 MB)

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