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Enchanted Forest July 2013 magazine – Articles submitted by members of the Forest Learning to

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Giving Thanks to those who serve with us.

Posted by §haÐðw

Many times we ask for guidance and help by support from various companions along with each other.

But is not often but do remind myself to Thank those for their support.

If it is a friend , Elder or other .

So would like to Take this time to remember those who have been there every step of the way

Our Goddess's , Guides, our own personal source the Higher source , Arch Angels , Elders who have came a Long way , Words of Wisdom passed down along with Priceless Knowledge.

If it wasn't for these companions that help when we ask for it we would be more lost then we would even comprehend.

Although they are said to be of service to us

We are a service to the mass and our

Sources should be Thanked and appreciated and recognized in their assistance

With that want to Thank them all for the knowledge and insight they have gvin me to do what I do at any givin moment and Lit a candle for them in sign of appreciation.

they have gvin me to do what I do at any givin moment and Lit a

Much peace

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8 reasons to burn incense

Posted by Willow Raine

MM! Theres 2 sides to every coin my friends and today youll read of the many benifits of burning incense. I do urge you to not burn dollar store incense because it IS full of things not good for our health. Also, I burn resins on a charcoal puck. Usually its either frankencense or myrr. I get these resins directly from my neices mother-inlaw who lives in Yemin! WHY BURN INCENSE?

It’s generous. It connects you to the elements. It sparks appreciation. It is healthy. It brings you back. It joins heaven and earth. It offers a lesson. It makes you prepare.

Those who never or rarely use incense often think of it as merely an air freshener or an odor eater and are unaware of the many benefits of incense to the mind and body. Even many incense fans who use it regularly may not fully appreciate all its physical and psychological benefits.

The list below will make it clear why just about every religion since the beginning of time has used incense for its spiritual powers, why tribal healers and physicians throughout history have used incense for its healing powers, why monks have used incense for thousands of years for its concentration powers, and why artists use incense to inspire creativity.

1. It’s generous. Ritual is an important part of living, even small rituals that may seem inconsequential. The significance of offering a stick of incense is key. It doesn’t move you any closer to stated goals. It doesn’t seem to address your current concerns, whether they are about personal relationships or world hunger. Yet, offering without expectation of something in return for your gesture is training in generosity, the act of letting go.

2. It connects you to the elements. Incense has to be lit. It requires fire to ignite and oxygen to burn. We need oxygen to breath and fire to live. It is a truism to say that to survive, we need a relationship to our world, our elemental world, the world of our senses. By striking a match, lighting and sensing a stick of incense, you have reignited a relationship with the world that sustains you.

a match, lighting and sensing a stick of incense, you have reignited a relationship with the

3.

It sparks appreciation. It takes time to find incense that appeals to you. Many

varieties can be delicate and floral. Indian incense evokes a warm, earthy quality. There are many subtle differences and endless varieties. But you will offer incense that pleases you. What do you like? Do you know? Another way of putting this is: what makes you happy? By enjoying incense in the context of practice, you set a positive tone for your session. Practice is about appealing to the part of you that is able to relax, slow down and appreciate. Cultivating appreciation is the ground of discipline.

4. It is healthy. Incense enhances concentration & focus, prevents infections, relieves

headaches, fights depression, reduces anxiety & tension, aids insomnia.

5. It brings you back. When you sit down to practice, the smoke from your incense joins

you. Some even select the length of their incense stick to time their practice session. You may be lost in thought when, suddenly, you are brought back to the moment by the scent from a plume of incense wafting by. At this moment, you can recall the intention to practice that prompted you at the time you offered the incense and gently return to your discipline.

6. It joins heaven and earth. Smoke moves in space. Space extends everywhere. When

you light incense you can invoke space. You can do this by letting the smoke go where it wants. Who would try to tell smoke where to go? At the same time, space is a reminder of earth. Eventually, after enjoying the space of heaven, smoke will settle into dust and land on earth. We can’t forget to enjoy the space of heaven in our practice. Practice takes effort fire—but it can be lighthearted. It doesn’t have to be so serious. It is natural to enjoy space. It is natural to settle on the earth.

7. It offers a lesson. The incense stick begins at a full length and then grows shorter as

it burns. There is no way to repair or retrieve a stick that has burnt. At first the scent is strong, soon the stick is gone and the scent will be faint. Sometimes the ash sits on top of the stick, like a memory of past glories, before toppling off into the incense bowl. The smoke may rise slowly like white ink from the stroke of an invisible brush or may disperse, fanned by hidden currents of air. All experience is fleeting like the smoke from a stick of incense. This is a true lesson.

8. It makes you prepare. To offer incense, you need incense, matches, a bowl. You need

to think about this before your practice session. To practice, you need time, a place, and intention. You have to work to gather what you need for practice. You have to plan and

organize your life so you can sustain a practice. Your time and your space have value. They are the very commodities of existence and essential resources for practice. Always in short supply, they can be squandered or not. Prepare well and your practice will go well.

“Peace be with YOU”

What or who is a lightworker?

Posted by Willow Raine

MM, I have often been asked about lightworking and how did I become a lightworker. First of all you could discover what exactely who and what we are by reading this blog. Once youve reviewed the message then youll have a pretty good understanding. Then we pray that you find the lightworker in each of you. Ive posted this article before in the forest group "Lightworkers"

If you think its your Spiritual calling then join our little group and be inspired to lightwork yourself silly. Everyone loves a lightworker but not everyone can be a lightworker. I urge you to pray, study, and meditate to find your spiritual calling wether its being a lightworker, starseed, wayshower, or even Clergy of your faith.

Lightworker (now-n);Any being dedicated to the cultivation of inner presence and the elevation of awareness in self and other selves. This being is called a lightworker and is an evolutionary step toward a state of "LightBeing" What's happening in the world? There is an awakening happening all around the world. And that awakening involves you and every being that exists on our lovely home planet, mother earth. We are truly entering a renaissance of spiritual evolution, an evolutionary process that proceeds and transcends the physical. Our wisdom stems from coming to understand how little we conceptually know about life, god, the universe and everything, and embracing the fundamental truth of inherent divinity within all life.

What is a Lightworker? Everyone is a Lightworker whether they know it at all. Just as truth is truth whether anyone knows it or not. The real question arises then, "Am I aware of who I am?" Behind all labels, behind all self created illusions of mind and ego, or social dogmas and masks, there lies the truth, the answer to that question. Just as the Sun shines bright both day and night, it is only the movement of the planet and clouds that obscure it from view. But the sun is always shining. A Lightworker is awake to this truth, aware of their true presence and living in accordance with the divine plan. All beings that exist are a channel between eternal, formless heaven and the temporary world of form and illusion, earth. Why am I here? One does not always need to consciously realize the answer to this question, but living your life purpose is achievable in every moment, right now. Sit in peaceful contemplation, in pure awareness. Allow yourself to be present in every moment and feel within the depths of your heart for your inner truth, your guidance. The work is easy and the burden is light. Your true essence of being is so vast, it is beyond any concept, any word, thought or form. A Lightworker then is any being, who is aware of their true non-dual nature, their eternal "I Am" Presence and acting in accordance with it. A Lightworker is active in enlightenment, or in cultivating enlightenment.

What is Lightworking? Just as the sun rises each morning, to shine its light into the world, so it is with lightworking. To walk upon the face of the planet lightly, light in spirit and bearing, and shine love, happiness, tranquillity and peace into the world. To calm the inner turmoil, to just be, and be at one with who you truly are, to love and honour life as an expression of divinity, to love all that is, that power some call god, and of course to love one and other unconditionally. In being true to the divine presense within all beings, and releasing all false thought forms, all masks and illusions, is the essence of lightworking. In this lightworking emanates love, happiness, joy, faith, hope and inspiration into the inner and outer world. This not only helps to awaken the lightworker, but also to awaken others to their own natural state. What can be called enlightenment, what may be called ascension. A Lightworkers divine mission then comes to life, as one enters the flow of creation and maintains the presence of awareness without being caught up in the turmoil of the creation. This is done in the service of all. For all beings (self included), all the time.

What does a Lightworker do? All life exists for a sacred purpose. A Lightworker, that is a being, aware of their true presence, their inner awareness and non-dual nature then becomes a vehicle for divine activation. This role is a very simple and a natural one. When the illusionary self is dissolved into the true sense of being, the IAM presence, a being begins to shine and resonate this mandala field of pure state bliss. The transition starts from Lightworker to Light Being. This activation can occur anywhere, in any situation, in all places, roles and demographics, from the mother at home to the soldier in the military, even in the depths of the darkest regions of human nature this blossoming occurs. It can be slow, or instant. It has been this way for eternity. For all the people, all the time. All for one and one for all. This is the effortless state of being, devoid of all grasping, all seeking. This is existence under a blue sky, and bright sunshine, exposing all to the life giving energies of our divine source.

What is the Light Energy? Light Energy has many names. Some names include, the oriental Chi, Yin and Yang, the Indian Prana, and the Greek Aether. The light Energy pervades all. It encompasses all things. It is of the source, but not the source. It is the flow itself. It is the essence of all things. The primordial essence of spirit before it manifest into form. It is from where all things emanate, and all things return. It is the stuff of stars and the stuff of souls. We see it, and experience it in this material world as both form/matter and energy vibration. We experience it as thought and emotions. All these things are waves on the primordial ocean, resonating in various frequencies. All energy is frequency, and all frequency is harmony. Everything before you now is connected through frequency.

The sounds you hear

Yellow, Green, Blue, Magenta, Violet, RED, winding its way up through the frequencies. Even the course elements of matter are connected to this harmony

H,He,Li,Be,B,C,N. Each is the same, just operating on a different frequency, at a

different harmonic. All is Light

We are constantly, directing spirit into form, thought, actions and endeavours. The question arises. "From what level of consciousness to I create?" This will determine the results and experiences of life. Each being, operates in various levels of consciousness.

Yet when creation emanates from the source itself, free from resistance and obstruction, divine will manifests. Heaven is made manifest on earth. The cards are stacked for growth and learning. We will be guided by angels or pushed by demons.

Do Re MI Fa So La Ti DO

to the light you see

Red, Orange,

All is Energy. And its master is divine consciousness.

Where do I start? Being a Lightworker is both very easy and very hard. How hard is it to be the real you? Are you prepared to let go of everything? Think of who you will be when all form and material life is gone. That is the real you. Are you prepared to

forgive and release all? There is nothing you must do, it's all about what you no longer need to do. To stop hiding, to face the true awesome reality of who and what you are, free from all illusions. Are you a thinking, breathing, centered person? Do you control your ego, or does your ego control you? Do you live in a state of awareness or reaction? Where are you looking for your answers? Within or without? These are all serious

questions we must contemplate and come to accept for ourselves

beyond mind, beyond ego, beyond words is the first and only step.

To "Know Thy Self"

Is there anything else I can do? Once the flow of creation is embraced, great energy is released, life becomes the adventure it truly was meant to be. What needs to be done, will present itself in every moment. All that needs to be accomplished, resolved and understood, will be. Be present, be still within the vortex of creation, in humble awe. We are all children of the one source, we are all babes. Take time out, take it easy, awaken and reconnect within yourself at your own pace. Take nothing personaly. Meditation, practicing awareness, observing your thoughts and mind flow are all stages of re-awakening to your true enlightened nature. Allow it to happen just as a flower opens itself to the sunshine each day, so too will you blossom when the time is right. Remember, in this creative experience, this world of perpetual change and form, everything is a perfect manifestation in relation to the consciousness that is creating it. The world is a mirror. Every moment brings with it a perfect experience that is tailored by you, for you. Learn from it. For many, this can be a hard truth to face.

Are Lightworkers religious? Lightworkers are not bound by any religion or ideology. If you are part of a religious organization then so be it. That's just perfect for you. But in this world of form, change is inevitable. Lightworkers are not a religious ideology. There is a vast difference between spirituality and religion. Many religions formed to assist the process of re-awakening in practitioners and adherents. They can all point the way, but only serve as tools and methods. The tools used to build the house, are not the house.

What about God? There is no concept that can define God. That power some call God is the source of all. It is the over arching divine consciousness that guides and directs all life in form and non form. We know God by knowing our true selves. We do not need to consciously understand, rationalize or define God for God to be real. Like us, God Just IS. We accept there is great power in who we are, and the processes of how we each came to be. Yet each is free to formulate their own interpretation of what that power is, yet to do so may prove futile. HOwever we can come to understand aspects of God. LIke the fact that God pervades each and everyone of us, exists both within us, around us and is intricately connected to us. God works, with us and through us and for that we honor and love God through divine service and existing in a state of least resistance to God. We honor the process and honor our own role within it. To see through the illusionary nature of form and see clearly each and every beings, non dual nature. To see the God aspect in each other, and to love God.

What about Ascended Masters, Messiahs & Prophets? Each are free to follow their inspirational hero's and teachers throughout history. And each should never fear to question, rationalize, or reason. But realize the ever changing nature of thought. Go within to the source for guidance. Believe what you will, but do so in deep consultation with the inner master. In Spiritual teachings you will surely find wisdom, in your questions you will find reason, and in your doubts, you will find learning and growth. But in awareness you will find the only perspective that truly matters.

Shine on. Love always

find learning and growth. But in awareness you will find the only perspective that truly matters.

Verbascum Densiflorum, Witch's Taper, Candlestick

Posted by Hedral

I love Mullein. I am not sure why but I love the way it looks. Something about this plant makes me feel warm inside. I can't explain it but it is the truth for me. I had no mullein growing around my house or up the hollow.

Two summers ago I was in Thurmond, an old ghost town in West Virginia. I found a huge mullein plant growing beside the road. The stalk was full of seeds. I took the

stalk

brought

it to my house and shook the stalk free of it's seeds in front of my house.

Nothing happened. I was kind of disappointed. So disappointed that my husband ordered Mullein seeds for me. I didn't plant those seeds until this spring. They are still growing out in a pot on my back porch.

I was hoeing up weeds around the rose bushes and wild onions about 6 weeks ago.

I

planted some horseradish I had received from a kind person in my Herbal Class. And I noticed a small green plant that was growing in the corner. I hoed around it. It caught my attention so fully and I didn't know why.

After I was done working in this planting bed, I sat down and drew the little green plant in the corner. I had no idea what it was but it pulled my attention so intently. For weeks I had no idea what it was. I just let it grow because I loved looking at it

And then one day I noticed it was growing a stalk with small yellow flowers on it. It was mullein. I was so ecstatic! No wonder I was so enthralled with this plant. Now it makes perfect sense. Well, at least to me.

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Three Significant Native American Harvest Festivals

Posted by SoaringEagleSpirit

The indigenous peoples of America span the planet, sharing many different physical aspects. These First Nations as many now refer to them, are not just native Americans in North America. They include all the peoples of the lands who have similar DNA markers to the Inuit and North American nations, thus the group extends to the Asian peoples as well. As one studies these indigenous peoples around the continents, one begins to see many similarities in culture and heritage. Harvest Festivals is one such example.

In America, First Nations and Native Americans marked time by the sun and the moon, a moon being a month, with the Full Moon being the most important night/day of each month. This is similar to the Lunar Calendar used by many Asian cultures in the past and present. Feast Days (festivals) were held at each Full Moon around North America, the type of celebration led by the customs of the Indigenous Nation involved.

However, Autumn seems nearly always to have been the time of Three Native Nations harvest thanks celebrations.

• the Green Corn Moon

• the Harvest Moon

• the Hunters Moon

Thus, there were three thanksgiving feast days (holidays) every fall before the "white men" came to the Western Hemisphere.

The Green Corn Festival is a three day festival of Thanksgiving and Forgiveness.

Native Americans have celebrated this festival after the first full moon in August (sometimes September), when the corn is a certain height - the young corn for a first tender harvest. The nations that celebrated and celebrate this holiday include: Iroquois (7 nations, including Mohawk, in New York, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas, also near New England), Creek, Cherokee, Seminole, and Yuchi. The Santa Ana Pueblo people of New Mexico, celebrate again on July 26, before August and sponsor a dance and fiesta as well.

This ceremonial harvest celebration begins with initial fasting and cleansing, praying, and building a scared fire that is not to burn out during the days of feasting (like the Olympic Torch). Some groups believed that the young harvested corn contained a female spirit that they called First Woman. Otherwise, the Great Spirit was thanked for everything. Roasted corn is first eaten in celebration of the first young harvest and is followed by cornbread, corn soup, tortillas of maize in the Southwest, game caught by the hunters of the group, fruits, and other vegetables. Here are also games, dancing, and singing. Drumming circle cannot be forgotten.

The Harvest Moon Festival

This is the Thanksgiving of September when a full harvest of corn, fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, fish, and small game. and other foods are gathered together. Originally, the Native Americans thanked every living thing around them for helping them to live through sacrificing themselves to be food and clothing.

This is similar in part to the Animistic religion of early Korea and some other Asian nations, in which all living things have a spirit. With Native Americans, the animals and crops were not worshipped, but they were thanked. Festivities have included a lot of dancing now held at Pow Wows, singing, drumming circles, games, and other activities. This holiday has historically presented thankfulness for life, food, shelter, and clothing. The Great Spirit, a single God, was thanked for all of it. After this celebration, hunting big game for the winter food supply began at full force.

Feast of the Hunters Moon

This holiday is celebrated in September or October. In Indiana, for instance, it is celebrated at the end of September. Before the 1700s, and especially prior to 1500, the Native Americans in the Midwest and Northeastern US celebrated by themselves, or with neighboring hunting bands.

The Native Americans had, in fact, celebrated it for centuries and, as other sources describe, had begun to drift away from it as the Europeans began over-hunting the ranges of America.

In Kentucky, the holiday is celebrated in Grand Rivers in October. There are also several small celebrations throughout southern Ohio. The Hunter's Moon Festival is not celebrated as widely overall today as the Green Corn Moon and Harvest Moon Festivals. This may be because hunting is not such a large part of life any longer for many Native Americans.

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Touch me

Posted by Bunny

I read in a magazine it say" 87% percent of communication is nonverbal, and most of it is body language"

I remember 5 yrs ago when I was recovering in the hospital, from cancer, I will sneak out from my room and go to other rooms , and touch patience hands, some brushed me off and turn their back on me , I felt the inner

wound inside them and I felt sad

but others when I hold their hand they

smile at me, other like embrace. it was a very wonderful feeling full of light.,

(this is my secret why I recover very fast

)

I believe that our greatest hunger isn't food , I believe our greatest hunger is for love and to share light to others and one of the most important ways of receiving and sharing love and light is through our skin.

BIG HUGSSSS TO EVERYONE!!!!! LOVE YOU!!!!!

important ways of receiving and sharing love and light is through our skin. BIG HUGSSSS TO

A word or 2 about the elderly

Posted by Willow Raine

The woman I am is not what you see I'm not just bones and crockery --Dorothy Livesay

As our bodies age, our spirit remains young. When we look at old people, too often we see only the "bones and crockery," the disturbing image of brittle frailty that lies ahead for us all. Seldom do we take the time to evoke the ageless spirit of an old person. Yet those of us who are privileged to have close relationships with old men and women see beyond the mask of age. What we often find there is a distillation of experience, sometimes wisdom, always keen memory, and almost always a fresh and ruthless impatience with hypocrisy and lies. Old people are wonderfully shameless; they have no time for false pride or prudery. In the process of living so many years, whatever pretensions they might have had seem to have dried up and blown away, like corn husks or last summer's leaves. This quality is as bracing as sea air. The very old share it with the very young, who are too new in the world to be polite. The lessons that old people can teach us aren't written anywhere.

young, who are too new in the world to be polite. The lessons that old people

Osho Quotes

Posted by Bunny

I have gained many insights from simple quotations taken from masters of the mind. They reminded me of what it was I was doing again, they put things in a new light, in a new and often broader perspective. Reading different perceptions of the same process is also very enlightening and stimulating at times. I noticed that every time I 'accidentally' read a spiritual quote, it made perfect sense to the situation that I was in at that particular time in my life and it was often exactly what I needed. love to share

some quotes by osho

"Nobody is here to fulfill your dream. Everybody is here to fulfill his own destiny, his own reality."

"Experience life in all possible ways -- good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter. Experience all the dualities. Don't be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become."

"Knowledge is not information, it's transformation."

"Remain in wonder if you want the mysteries to open up for you. Mysteries never open up for those who go on questioning. Questioners sooner or later end up in a library. Questioners sooner or later end up with scriptures, because scriptures are full of answers. And answers are dangerous, they kill your wonder."

"Truth cannot be defined, although it can certainly be experienced. But experience is not a definition. A definition is made by the mind, experience comes through participating. If somebody asks, "What is a dance?" how can you define it? But you can dance and you can know the inner feel of it.

Osho quotes on Osho:

"I am not much of a religious person, I am not a saint, I have nothing to do with spirituality. All those categories are irrelevant about me. You cannot categorize me, you cannot pigeonhole me. But one thing can be said, that my whole effort is to help you release the energy called love-intelligence. If love-intelligence is released, you are healed."

Meditating with Animals - They Help You Relax And Get In Touch With Spirit

Posted by SoaringEagleSpirit

We all know that watching fish swim, chickens peck, or cats stretch can be very relaxing, but did you know that you can actually extend the art of animal watching to a meditation that can offer you deep insights into the wisdom of animals?

One of our favorite teachers, Abraham-Hicks, likes to say that whenever you want to attract something into your life, feel the desire for that thing and then pet the cat. Why should you pet the cat? Because almost by osmosis you get that relaxed, go-with-the- flow, allowing feeling that cats automatically exude, and Abraham teaches that allowing is the key to manifestation.

Animals, by their very nature, are more in touch with Spirit than we are, and tend to be connected to all that is higher. If you want to relax, get back in touch with Spirit, and connect with the higher, try this simple animal meditation.

1) Get into a comfortable position where you can see the animal you want to meditate with. Make sure the animal you’ve chosen is in a relaxed state of being. You can choose a cat, dog, horse, cow… any animal that seems to have the spiritual you’re looking for.

2) Observe the animal closely. Notice the color of their coat or skin, the way the light catches different parts of their body. Notice anything that comes to you about the animal’s appearance. Keep this level of observation for a minute or two.

3) Next, begin to mimic the animal’s breathing. Match the animal breath for breath. Now extend that mimicry to include the animal’s expression and focus of attention. Are the eyes open or closed? Where is the animal’s attention? What is he or she looking at? Is the animal’s attention inwardly or outwardly focused? Stay focused on this aspect of the meditation for a few minutes, until you really begin to feel that you are being “breathed” by the animal’s rhythm.

4) Finally, if you want, mimic the animal’s action. If a cat is twitching its tail, imagine you have a tail, then twitch it in the same rhythm. If the horse you are watching is chewing grass, move your jaw in the same motion. How does that feel? Stay with the meditation as long as you wish, or until you get the connection you’re looking for.

If you’ve chosen an animal that is truly in a connected state of being, and you mimic that animal’s actions, expressions, breathing and attention, you will begin to feel the same sort of spiritual connection that most animals feel all the time. Plus, it will give you a lot of insight into how your animal perceives the world.

This exercise works because of the law of “as above, so below.” When you physically mimic your chosen animal, your mind and spirit will also mimic the animal’s mental and spiritual state. In fact, some horseback riding trainers encourage their (human) students to follow their horses around for an entire day, mimicking everything they do. This gives the students an opportunity to really understand the world from the horse’s point of view.

Animals have so much wisdom and connection to share with us, and we often miss their special gifts because we don’t take the time to really “be” with them.

By Esoteric School

on October 3, 2011

their special gifts because we don’t take the time to really “be” with them. By Esoteric

Light beings

Posted by Bunny

We are multi dimensional beings of light embracing harmony, unity and peace. We seek soul development and spiritual evolution that we may manifest and create miracles. There is joy in the present moment if we engage the heart and accept the full bloom of lifes magnificence. Find your purpose, express your freedom, nourish yourself with love and you will make a profound difference in the world.

Micheal Teal"

express your freedom, nourish yourself with love and you will make a profound difference in the

Are you an Atlantean?

Posted by white wolf

How can you tell

People with memories of Atlantis

When Atlantis sank, the people spread out

of Atlantis When Atlantis sank, the people spread out far and wide on a global resettlement.

far and wide on a global resettlement. They intermarried with other cultures and thus the DNA was spread out among many cultures.

So now the thinking has then turned to the possibility that there had to be something that would be in the DNA.

They looked to the Palm readers, little over a hundred years ago before the Atlanteans first started to incarnate. The books on palmistry had all configurations of lines denoting your past and future. Then a new line emerged, one that made a distinct mark on the palm of the hand. The red line denotes the new line that has emerged, this symbol on the hand has become accepted as the symbol of a reincarnated Atlantean.

has become accepted as the symbol of a reincarnated Atlantean. The Mark of the Atlantean found

The Mark of the Atlantean

found on the palm of the hand

has become accepted as the symbol of a reincarnated Atlantean. The Mark of the Atlantean found

Dark Night Of The Soul

Posted by Bunny

The "Dark Night of the soul" like a little death - death of the ego

very common for people during the process of soul transmutation

Many people on the ascension path will experience the dark night of the soul several times throughout their journey to higher and higher states of consciousness. During this time period one may feel very alone, confused, sad, depressed, overwhelmed and uncertain of what direction they are headed in. The dark night of the soul can be a lengthy and profound absence of light and hope. Many people have said they feel like

they are dying inside them, are dying

and

actually, the old energies within them, that no longer serve

The best way to move through this very difficult time period is to simply surrender to

the process. It is our resistance to our pain that creates more pain. When we allow the

density within us to rise to the surface and we fully feel it the key ~ TO LET GO OF IT.

we

let go of it. And this is

We need to learn to take the medicine (soul lesson) and leave the pain behind. Feel the

pain, understand that it has a lesson for you

offer, give gratitude for it, and move forward without getting stuck in your "story". If

we get stuck in our "story"

have not gained the wisdom! The "story" will drain our precious life force energy!

learn

from it, gather the wisdom it has to

we

have not taken responsibility for ourselves and we

The Dark Night Of The Soul is temporary. Just like a baby moves through the darkness

of the birth canal before its birth

and darkness of the void before the birth of it's magnificence.

an ascending soul will also move through the chaos

Sabrina reber how to rise your vibration

of it's magnificence. an ascending soul will also move through the chaos Sabrina reber how to

Psychic power unnoticed

Posted by white wolf

I believe there are many other psychic ability I have witnessed personally or read about which defy accepted scientific laws and mostly ignore by most people.

for example I have seen a man in y country hold with his bear hands a red hot cauldron of boiling oil without getting hurt. later he even dipped his hands into the boiling oil for a few seconds and then removed it without any sign of burning or scalding. Neither did he show any expression of pain on his face. In somewhat more dramatic manner I have seen religious cult we called in my country "haring bakal" ( king of steel) who believe in amulets. hack initiates three times on the thights and three times on the stomach with a razor sharp two edge sword with out getting wounded.

I may self experience such dangerous ritual. It hurt every time the metal hit my body

and developed hematoma afterwards (lol) , but the process did not inflict any wound on my body. I felt I was in the alter state of consciousness at the time.

Ive read about the incredible psychic Feats of Ted Owen of texas, who could command at will to have lightning strike anywhere he wants to, even if there was no rain clouds or thunderstorm. His uncanny ability reported by Dr.Jeffrey Mishlove in his book The PK Man, published by Hampton Road Publishng Co. Inc.,2000 in Virginia.

you must seen Indian fakirs lie on a bed of sharp nails or people who could eat glasses without being hurt

again how do we classify all of these, We do not know what else the human mind is capable of doing, I am sure these things I have enumerated here are only a small portion of a vast mysterious field.

is capable of doing, I am sure these things I have enumerated here are only a

Warrior

Posted by Bunny

“The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity.” ― Carlos Castaneda

“The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to

The Akashic Records / What are the Akashic records?

Posted by Willow Raine

MM Friends, I have drawn much knowledge from the Akashic records. Some people

call Akasha the Spirit that encompasses all mankind. The circle around the elements Have you ever wondered what they are? Where are these so called records? What do

they contain? How can you access the records? Here's an article that explains them

easily that we might understand. Many blessings, Rev Willow Akashic Records

Overview

References to the Akashic records, or the eternal Book of Life, date back

References in the Old Testament and beyond give us the sense that

storehouse of knowledge that is written on the fabric of WHAT ARE THE AKASHIC RECORDS?

to antiquity.

there is a collective

reality.

The Akashic records are like the DNA of the universe. They are the

soul's journey

over

time, so every thought, word, and deed is registered in the

Akashic records. Each

soul

has its own Akashic record, and there are

collective records of all souls or all

journeys.

They way we receive

information from the Akashic Records is in

is Sacred geometry of words encoded in fire, so

encoded Light language, which

learning how to interpret the

senses to give words

tuned to this

information is crucial. We start learning to use our inner

and interpretation to what we receive; we also start getting fine-

new energy.

The Akashic Records are the individual records of a soul from the time

point of origin until its return. At the time we make the decision

an independent entity, there is a field of energy created

emotion, and action generated by that experience.

Records. Akashic because it is which all life is formed); and experience.

it leaves its

to experience Life as

to record every thought, word,

That field of energy is the Akashic

composed of Akasha, (the energetic substance from Records, because its objective is to record all life

opening the Akashic Records with a Sacred Prayer, we align

the vibration of the one receiving the consultation (either ourselves or

By

ourselves to

another). The Prayer works with energetic vibration to "key in" to the specific

of the life form, and carries with it Gods protection through the Lords of Akasha.

"name"

Masters, Teachers and

The information in the Akashic

Records helps us bring our past, present and future in

to the "now". By

that we have with God.

accessing the Akashic records, we can identify and release anything

created, that has become a block to our present realization of our oneness

'We can look at why we have addictive patterns, why we choose the

do, why we have created our habitual responses, and how to instead of re action.

relationships we

create action in our lives

The heating energy of

the Akashic Records allows us the freedom to

choose grace in all things;

causes us to believe we

therefore, overriding any illusion we have created that

are separate from God/Spirit/Source.

It is one of the most powerful tools

available on the planet today, to

help us remember our oneness with

God/Spirit/Source.

is one of the most powerful tools available on the planet today, to help us remember
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What fast forward button?

Posted by Willow Raine

We all go through times when we wish we could press a fast-forward button and propel ourselves into the future and out of our current circumstances. Whether the situation we are facing is minor, or major such as the loss of a loved one, it is human nature to want to move away from pain and find comfort as soon as possible. Yet we all know deep down that we need to work through these experiences in a conscious fashion rather than bury our heads in the sand, because these are the times when we access important information about ourselves and life. The learning process may not be easy, but it is full of lessons that bring us wisdom we cannot find any other way. The desire to press fast-forward can lead to escapism and denial, both of which only prolong our difficulties and in some cases make them worse. The more direct, clear, and courageous we are in the face of whatever we are dealing with, the more quickly we will move through the situation. Understanding this, we may begin to realize that trying to find the fast-forward button is really more akin to pressing pause. When we truly grasp that the only way out of any situation in which we find ourselves is to go through it, we stop looking for ways to escape and we start paying close attention to what is happening. We realize that we are exactly where we need to be. We remember that we are in this situation in order to learn something we need to know, and we can alleviate some of our pain with the awareness that there is a purpose to our suffering. When you feel the urge to press the fast-forward button, remember that you are not alone; we all instinctively avoid pain. But in doing so, we often prolong our pain and delay important learning. As you choose to move forward in real time, know that in the long run, this is the least painful way to go.

learning. As you choose to move forward in real time, know that in the long run,

Light beings dont always play on fluffy clouds

Posted by §haÐðw

Although it is nice to know that our presence of Positive and Light presence is always

there within us for the ones who know it and are confident in it

ourselves going places we would preferably not want to

sometimes find

but

as a Light being Light is

needed in many places

ourselves

as Light beings who spread energy has to take it to levels unknown to others

but we cant always try to keep it fluffy for

we can do our best to smooth things out for others but for ourselves

some not so nice

maybe

Which has happened to me recently. I have dealt with things in past and manged to get beyond them and then I found myself in a situation that was kind of hairy but in all it is what it is in the real world

Even if you get around those who seem to be hopeless or careless sometimes all it takes is a hint of wisdom for them to see a spark that may change their presence and intent in the near future. sometimes some of these people have not seen the right spark

many try to pretend their is no such existance in the real world

happen

the hope builds up

spread that energy

instant proof

therefore clicking in their brain to make them think

people

do kill

things

we

would rather not

wars and Famine

but as you reach people one by one

is the purpose of the collective in trying to make such changes to

to let people know its there and possible

kind

of hard without

but words can reach into a soul and tell the inner self of a person

are many out there wont even try or just dont know how being too caught up in it all and cant slow down.

and will be some who will be in fear for you or worry of your challenges

but

as long as

you got confidence in what you do you power

that

person shouldnt feed you doubt

its

not giving

it takes it away or tends to weaken it subliminally

others will always be unsure of another they dont feel what they feel or feel that

confidence or just the know of being

"I am"

and during these times would expect many Light and energy workers finding

themselves in places they would rather not but they know Light is needed even in the craziest scenarios

keep your head up confidence level

your

energy up and dont let others belittle your chance or intent or

we were givin the energy to do these things for those that know

do your best and is all you can do

Much Peace Shadow

Mother Nature

The trees sway to the warm breeze As they glisten under the clear sky They under the tree tops Who hide from prying eyes Have come out o play They sway, spinning and twirling To a song a rhythm only they can hear The song of mother nature they dance to Around the bonfire they go as All around others join in Soon they disappear spinning and twirling Through the trees they go dancing To the song The rhythm Of life Mother nature © Saille

disappear spinning and twirling Through the trees they go dancing To the song The rhythm Of

Painting

Many scars I have on the inside

I’d have them on the outside

I’d paint them all

What a painting,

A story they would show

Its beauty would be in its depth

Not in its art

I’d have my scars on the outside

I’d wear them with pride

have my scars on the outside I’d wear them with pride As I wear the those

As I wear the those on the inside

The face would not be judged by its art

But by the depths

Stories told, scars revealed

Pills, potions, therapy and doctors

Tick a box any box

Open the door out you go

Squire, triangle, circle or hexogen

Your diagnosis complete

Your life your person defined by one tick of a box

Your scars your story

All wrapped up in

One sentence

An analogy

Of a painting.

© Saille

I have bigger legos then you and they are super magical blue

Posted by §haÐðw

This is a scenario I see allot

they know

talent and is to help the whole

about not sure if boast is good term but close to it and animals and life progress.

many find themselves defending who they are and what

when it is not necessary. We each have a certain Niche or understanding or

being part of that whole is something to be happy

when we help humanity on Earth

many so wrapped up in the real Norm World

and help send that energy we have to help smooth things out for all then can come around more wherever to share their talents.

can barely escape

but

some of us can

then they maybe

"Confrontation proving" is not necessary not what its about

no one has to prove they bigger and better is

no one can take that from you and as long as your confident in your gift can not be takin away.

Many have found themselves in position of defending themselves when they should

when is

never

conflict of interest of belief to another as it is between Christians and Pagans

it

is others who have doubted another to a degree it becomes conflict

which we all know how that song is played

ones that are the catalyst for this kind of thing

drama seekers or those lack of

are the

Just know yourself

misunderstands

something don't sound right

and again we each are different with our own uses

be confident and never be insulted by one who

I been mis understood many times

somethings

but

forbid

keep moving

if

are just not meant for us all to understand

understood many times somethings but forbid keep moving if are just not meant for us all

Much Peace

Shadow

Living your I AM PRESENCE, Together

Posted by Willow Raine

Dear Ones, things are moving so fast these days, We are all out of breath. It is an exciting time, isn’t it? But even with all the positive changes, you probably know some folks who are getting crankier and crankier because our loving energy challenges the emotional settings and philosophy of life they are used to. You can see it is a case of being shaken from their underpinnings, and for people who tend to be a little rigid or controlling, this can be an enormous challenge. They will struggle to hang on to their old ways until something reaches a breaking point - either they will stop fighting it and ease into the new higher vibration, or they will begin to lash out, blaming others for their discomfort. In this case it may be their relationships which will break. Either way, they will find the horizons expanding, and everyone will be offered the opportunity to open their sites to new and different ways to live.

How are you handling the shifts? Do you find yourself exhausted one day, so energized you can hardly sleep the next? Do you find yourself falling in love with your friends and neighbors in a way you have never felt before? Do you see the sparkling God presence in the children around you as never before? Have you experienced animals coming up to you to get acquainted, even the wild ones? Do you greet them warmly and without fear? If you do, you will be affirming your connection with all living creatures, and Mother Nature will smile.

When you open your heart, all the world feels your warmth and will beam up to meet you. Do not minimize the importance of this attraction. It is the growing evidence of Our loving presence, which you are feeling as Light beaming down on and through you as your I AM Presence. Feel it: the stream of Love flows down through your crown chakra, through the center of your brain, the third eye center, your throat chakra and down into your heart center. Anchor it there so that you feel the powerful connection between the center of your brain and the center of your heart. Then let it flow on downward through your lower chakras and into the Earth. Mother Earth will feel your loving energy and will respond in kind.

Once you anchor the energy of the I Am Presence in your mind and heart, your life will unfold in a very different way. The small annoyances that used to ruin your day will become trivial, hardly worth noticing. The people who used to drive you crazy will seem a bit amusing in their extreme attitudes. You may find you no longer are attracted to the material belongings you used to covet; in fact, you may find you are so occupied with creative work and social interactions that you hardly give those things a second thought anymore. You may even feel small ripples of repulsion when you hear people bragging about their new cars or expensive toys.

Do not be alarmed if you have cravings to leave everything you have spent years building - your business, your career, your bank account, all the things you thought of as success - to give it all away and begin over in a simpler way. It is a normal response to the Love Bug. You might say you have been bitten by the energy of Love, and it will make you itch for the deeply satisfying real experiences you have put on hold for “later,” after you have completed all the things you planned for. What if nothing you planned for comes to completion? What if you walk out your door one morning and discover that the whole world smiles on you, and there is no more reason to compete with yourself or anyone else because you are perfect just the way you are, and you have everything you need? This is the New Golden Age you are feeling being born this very year. It will bring far more than an end to poverty and want. It will not create unlimited appetite for material possessions, because that was the false satisfaction for not enough Love. When Love enters your heart - not from the gift of love from another but from within yourself - nothing can be more fulfilling or complete.

What will people do if they have no immediate needs? Of course, they will create a new life for themselves based on the beliefs and feelings that remain lodged in their systems from The Old Days, if they have not prepared themselves for the real changes around them. This is where all of you come in. You are the initiates, the leaders who will show the way when everyone else is trying to replace the old structures with more old structures just like the ones that have disintegrated. Your talents and your training will be invaluable. Even the education you thought was irrelevant will serve you well.

Each of you has a special gift; you are often too blinded by the criticism you grew up with to even notice it. You have, without your realizing it, gathered information and skills which will increase the value of those gifts. The difference will be that the skills which would have brought in more money are going to be far less valuable than the ones which were overlooked in the old system. For instance, good teachers will be of great value, and we do not mean those who know how to wield a piece of chalk. Remember the Golden Age of Greece - would you not prefer to be taught by Socrates, strolling with you through the town square, presenting you with brain puzzles and challenging moral questions than to be lectured at in a class of two hundred fidgeting, bored college sophomores?

Look deeply into yourself. Notice how many of the things you have become accustomed to doing are actually escapist; they helped you to avoid the feelings left over from a day or a year of doing something you dislike. Watching television, for instance, is not truly relaxing; it is hypnotic. It may be better than pacing the floor, but it does not nourish your soul. The same goes for many of the entertainments which fit into the category of what you call “hanging out.” If it requires or even includes a mind- altering substance, it is a symptom of dis-ease, dissatisfaction with life, but you probably feel defensive about keeping it. Of course you do. It helped to while away the miserable hours. No such activities will be required when you have nothing to make you feel stifled and misused.

What did you love to do as a child? Don’t discount playing in the creek, or coloring crayon pictures in your room, or being enraptured by the bean plant you were allowed to raise yourself. Every activity that is self-initiated indicates inner-directed motivation, a wonderful trait of all humankind which has been demoted to hobby status by the current culture. It is this inner drive which will have the chance to flourish in the new era.

We are giving you these images and ideas of what to think about and what to expect so that you are not overwhelmed or completely disoriented by the changes. Learn to flow with it in your imagination, and you will be able to do so in reality. We have been preparing together for this wonderful change for years now, little by little. Think back on the past 5 years, and you will realize how you have evolved. No single shift may be obvious as you are living it, but the cumulative learning experiences have had a life- changing impact, have they not? Ten years ago would you have been attracted to channeled messages from Mother/Father God in the eager way you are now? How many of you have said to us: “Thank you! I just can’t get enough!”

We delight in your thirst for Truth. Many of you have left dogmatic religions but felt a bit rudderless, without a replacement which could satisfy your soul longing for a real connection to Us. You were taught you needed an intermediary, someone to interpret the Word of God for you. We are here to tell you that is not true. Each of you has within you the ability to feel our presence, to listen to your intuition and follow it, and even to hear our voices speaking to you as our dear channel does.

We are teaching you what you need to become connected to Us as a constant state of Love and Light. It is the exercise we gave you at the beginning of this message. This is the vertical ray of Light which runs through your whole system. Add to that the centering exercises which teach you to reach the center of your brain (in your Light channel) as your standard operating procedure, and you will be well prepared for a life of Love and service.

You see, Love, Light and Service go together. It is what we do, and it is what you will be discovering in yourself when you do the exercises every day. Join us in Love, Dear Children. There simply is no replacement or any substitute, as you will discover as you build your new society to benefit everyone, in every conceivable way.

We will be here to congratulate you every step of the way.

We are Mother/Father God, with the Legions of Light, who love you beyond measure.

Via Kathryn May, June 18, 2013, 12 am.

Free Will vs Destiny

is it one or the other or can I have both?

Posted by Willow Raine

Today we would like to focus your attention on the topic of free will. We understand that this can be quite confusing and so it is at this time that we would like to share with you our perspective on the topic of how you may use your free will on your world and what you have chosen before you incarnated. Please bear with us as this topic is rather extensive and we would like to try to clarify as much as we can at this time. We will elaborate further in subsequent messages as you have time to integrate the information in this message.

Let us first begin by explaining what your higher self is responsible for choosing before you have incarnated into this physical reality. You could label these decisions as being “pre-determined”. Realize that you had the free will to make these choices when they were made.

When a soul chooses the life they will incarnate into, much time is spent in determining what lessons and challenges will best serve the good of all. A soul chooses the parents they will have, and therefore the family they will incarnate into. Perhaps your choice of family may seem unfitting to you once you are in the incarnation however all souls chose their family based on the lessons and experiences they wanted to have ingrained within them at an early age. This allows you to ensure that you would have a particular perspective that would be the result of the family and beliefs you were raised within. Souls also choose the location and region of incarnation, as well as the time period they will incarnate into. Souls also choose main lessons you wish to explore and the ingrained subconscious beliefs you would like to incarnate with. This is what is pre-determined before you incarnate.

Now let us explain how free will can be used in this reality. As we just explained, the family and region you will be born into are chosen before you incarnate. However what you do with your life from that point on is entirely up to you. Although there are lessons which a soul would like to further investigate this in no way means that each experience is pre-determined. Overall lessons a soul may be interested in could be exploring self-love, trust or judgment just to name a few. There is a tremendous amount of flexibility in every incarnation and you are free to make any decision you would like, based on what you would like to experience and create next. The experiences you have in your life are not pre-determined.

Many find the concept of time to be one that further complicates their understanding of free will. We do understand that this can be very difficult to fully understand as you have agreed to view time as a straight linear line, in which you can only go forwards. And the explanation that we often give when we explain how we perceive time is that we view time simply as a marker, much like a page number in a book. We simply use time to locate the experience that we would like to shift our focus to, just as you use page numbers to find the page you would like to focus your attention on. You are free to flip backwards and forwards as often as you like, just as we flip through time as often and regularly as we like. To us, time is a circle, not a linear line; and therefore there is no beginning or end. Yet, the assumption often made is that because all is going on concurrently, “then I must have already made all of my decisions”; yet this is not so.

We cannot tell you what decision you will make in the next hour, day, week, month or years from now simply because we do not know. We can only tell you what the most probable and likely reality you will create and draw to you based on the vibration you are pulsing out at this very moment. However you can change your thoughts, decisions, and vibration in an instant. The decisions that you make in this very instant determines what experience you will manifest “next”.

Now because there are an infinite number of parallel realities, all decisions that you could ever possibly make at any moment in your life are all playing out. We can see them all in the higher dimensions; however the beauty of the 3rd and 4th dimensions is that you are only able to see one reality at a time. By not being able to see how any decision you make will play out, you are free to explore your world with wonder and amazement never knowing what will happen “next”. This is a far different experience than what the higher dimensions offer.

Know that you have the opportunity to draw to you whatever experience you choose at any given moment. Your soul has only set a “blue print” for the overall lessons you wanted to learn from. How you experience those lessons is entirely up to you. You have chosen to focus on particular lessons that you wanted to master, yet you have the ability to learn from them quickly or never learn them at all in this life. Also how you experience those lessons and the reality that allows you to have that experience is entirely up to you depending on the choices you make and the beliefs you choose to hold.

You have the ability to attract an infinite number of possibilities to you at any given moment. This is why we often say that we do not predict the future; we can only share with you what we see as being the most likely probable manifestation that you will choose to create at this exact moment. Yet if you choose an entirely different experience or change your vibration and beliefs drastically you will of course alter the reality you will experience.

Many have asked, well what if I no longer want to learn how to master lack, judgment or love for example. How can I change that with my free will? To this we reply, if you no longer want to experience any more lessons about lack, then you must also be able and willing to release and replace all limiting beliefs that you have regarding lack in order to no longer attract and therefore experience these lessons.

You see, although what you have chosen to learn has been pre-determined, how you learn the lesson and how you choose to view each experience is entirely up to you. We could compare the overall lessons that you wanted to explore as being more of a general theme that you will inherently find throughout your life, however there are no pre- determined experiences of how you will learn those lessons. Do you see?

Many wonder if the person they will marry or the children they will have are pre- determined. To this we will say that although you have the free will to decide if you want children, how many children, if you want to get married and if so to whom; you have already chosen several souls that have agreed to play this role with you. You are not forced to make the decision to marry that spouse, have children, or be friends. In fact there are usually quite a few souls that are willing to participate in those relationships with you if you desire and your experiences and decisions lead you to each other. It is only a pre-agreement that each soul is willing to participate in if each soul chooses to make those decisions once incarnated.

All else is determined by the choices you make while incarnated. Whether you choose to find each other and develop your relationship is entirely up to you once you incarnate. You are free to choose whether you want children or not, whether you want to get married or not, whether you would like to stay in this incarnation or not, whether you would like to live in a new location, a new profession, gain new friends and so on. These decisions are not “set in stone”. This is why we say that free will is your greatest asset in this reality. You are always free to make a new choice, make a new start, and choose a new experience. All that limits you is your beliefs. What you believe, you will perceive. You are all creator beings; and as a result you are free to create whatever you choose.

Each soul knows that there are an infinite number of choices and experiences that have the potential to play out. Which experiences you choose are not determined until you make them. Now as we have stated quite frequently, you have the ability to choose any experience you desire, all that limits what is possible is your beliefs. The only choices which are “pre-determined” are your birth family, the location of birth and the overall lessons your soul wanted to focus on. Those are the only things that cannot be changed by your conscious free will at this time. Notice that we say “conscious” free will. By trying to consciously change the lessons that you wanted to focus on you are trying to consciously amend an agreement that you do not have the full conscious awareness of.

Your subconscious mind and the lessons you wanted to focus on cannot be changed by your conscious intent. Why? You cannot change what you do not know. To come here and learn nothing would not serve you. However and this is one of the most important points we want to make in this message; just because your soul wanted to learn does not in any way mean that you cannot enjoy your experience here. You are free to experience whatever you like, and you are free to follow your joy. You are free to surround yourself with all that you find peaceful, loving, enjoyable, exciting and any other feelings you want to have. How you perceive your reality is entirely of your own free will, remember that all is inherently neutral; it is the perceiver who is tasked with placing a value to any experience.

The beliefs that you hold are all that stands between you and what you desire to create. You always have the free will choice to believe whatever you want to. If a belief is not serving you then you can release it and choose a new belief. You are the maker and designer of your reality. You choose what you will experience; no one else. You are holding the keys, and no one else can unlock the door but you. You will only draw to you what you believe and expect to get, wishing will do you no good. What do you want to create?

We hope that this message has served you in some way and brought some clarity and peace to those who are in need of this message most.

In love and light, we are your Angelic Guides

some clarity and peace to those who are in need of this message most. In love

Golden Indigo's

Posted by Brenda Tenerelli

Golden Indigo's

Are you a Golden Indigo? Last week I sent out the first of many emails announcing the awakening of what we're calling The Golden Indigos. The response to that email has been overwhelming. We've

received hundreds of letters from people who claim that they've been waiting to have this group recognized. I've also received letters from younger Indigos who tell me of the importance of having our elders honored for their role. They say that the time has come for the Indigo Children (most of whom are young adults now), the Crystal Children, and the Golden Indigos to work together on the Grid. What is the Grid? Well, that what we're going to cover in the next email, for it's a critical part of the next step. If you're wondering if you're a Golden Indigo, I've put together this short list for your comparison. If most of these match, then there's a good chance you're in this amazing group. Over the course of the next few weeks I'll be sharing more information on what that means, but this should at least get you heading in the right direction. You a "Golden Indigo" if

1. You are over the age of 60.

2. You have always felt a "stirring" within your soul to heal and bless humanity.

3. That "stirring" has increased considerably over the last five to ten years.

4. You feel a tangible connection with the Indigo Children.

5. You can't keep silent any longer, but feel drawn to share your wisdom.

6. You refuse to sit back and simply "retire."

7. You felt a resolute "YES" when you first read or heard about the Golden Indigos.

We are standing at the edge of an exciting new world, and the Golden Indigos have an extremely important role to play. Please stay tuned as we share more and more information, as well as some new exciting programs we're putting together. For example, we're in the process of producing two films on the Goldens, the first being a feature film called "Redwood Highway," as well as a documentary called "Golden Indigo." Stay tuned.

Written by James Twyman

THE INDIGO'S QUIZ

Posted by Brenda Tenerelli

During the late 1970s and increasing through the ’80s and ’90s newborn children have been displaying unique characteristics never before seen. The following quiz will help to recognized Indigo traits in yourself or in your children:

Please check as many as apply,

1. Does your child expect to be treated as an equal instead of a child?

2. Is your child easily, emotionally triggered?

3. Does your child have difficulty with discipline and authority?

4. Is your child frustrated with ritual-oriented systems that require little creativity?

5. Does your child have a gentle, sensitive, spirit and caring heart?

6. Does your child have food or environmental sensitivities?

7. Does your child dislike being rushed or not seem to have a sense of time in a

traditional way?

8. Does your child have an interest in spiritual things?

9. Does your child appear to be an old soul or wise beyond their years?

10. Does your child seem to have a very creative imagination or to be a daydreamer?

11. Did your child come into the world with an attitude?

12. Does your child refuse to do certain things they are told to do?

13. Is your child a non-conformist?

14. Does your child see better ways of doing things at home and at school?

15. Is homework a source of conflict in your home?

16. Does your child appear to have a short attention span and at other times incredible

focus?

17. Is your child particularly creative in areas of art, music, science and/or technology?

18. Does your child display intuition or knowledge of things that are unexplainable?

19. Did your child display an early ability and desire to learn and appear to be very

intelligent in some areas? 20. Does your child talk to or about “imaginary” friends or see things that you cannot?

21. Does your child refuse to respond to parenting techniques that were used on you as

a child?

22. Does your child have a strong interest in the environment and other living

creatures?

23. Does your child have trouble getting to sleep or have night terrors?

If you answered yes to more than 14 questions you are probably parenting an Indigo. If your score is above 19 you are almost definitely parenting an Indigo Child. Quiz developed by Jan Yordy, M.Ed. MSW, Play Therapist & Vicki Lass BA, Bus.Dip., Parent Coach.

Love, Light, and Blessings, Brenda

Animal Totem Meditational Exercise

Posted by Willow Raine

This simple exercise to contact your spirit animal totem can be done either inside or outside. If you are outside a Physical One may appear as well. The technique remains the same. If you don't hear, see, or get any impressions this is alright. You are creating a sacred space around you, in mind, body and spirit, to allow communication to take place. Above all be patient with yourself.

In whatever pose and place of comfort you choose, find your calm center. You may opt to hold a stone, gem or crystal or place personal sacred objects near you. You can also play meditational music if this helps you achieve a peaceful mind. There are many ways and means to achieve a meditational state, do what you feel guided to do.

Breathe deeply several times and allow your mind and body to relax. Shift your body as necessary to accommodate your relaxation. Keep breathing deeply with conscious effort. At this time you may state your intent such as, "I would like to meet my animal totem," or you can say a prayer of your choosing.

Let your thoughts come and go like leaves floating on a stream. Don't hang onto them. Watch them float by and let your mind empty. This may take some effort depending on your meditational and visual ability. Just try your best to relax in any case. You may notice after a while, the more you find your calm mind, your breath will naturally slow.

Using the stream analogy, use all of your senses toward the stream; hear the sound of the water, see the ripples, feel how cool and refreshing it is. Observe the water and its behavior. Allow the purity of the stream to refresh you.

Gaze at the stream and listen carefully to the sounds around you. Do you hear walking? Do you hear noises, calls, sounds? Do you feel that something is watching you? Animal totems can be any size so watch for even the smallest animal kin to appear.

If you do hear or feel something, it can be bring out a little anxiety and excitement. Remain calm and know that you are perfectly safe. Take some deep breaths, watch the stream and continue to observe your senses. If you are too scared at any point in the meditation you can return. You will eventually learn to be comfortable however long it takes. This is part of the process. The dialogue has begun. They are very patient teachers.

When you are ready, slowly turn your gaze upward along the stream bank. Watch and observe any animal or animals that may appear near or in the distance. They may be fleeting or they may remain and approach you. They know your feelings. If you are uncomfortable at any time, simply say in your mind for instance, "I am uncomfortable right now". This is for your benefit only, not theirs. They have no fear. In most cases, the animal will halt contact until you either stop the process or leave the meditation. If you are comfortable the animal may come closer. Listen and watch for its messages. Open your heart and mind to greet your animal. Allow the animal, lessons and any messages to arrive at its own pace.

The animal can simply make an appearance and leave without any imparting thoughts. This is perfectly fine. Contact has been made and the dialogue has been opened. The animal can also become so close you can feel its breath or feel its skin, fur, feathers etc. The experiences vary greatly according to your comfort level and familiarity with the animal. It is always good to tell it "Thank You" and send energy of appreciation. Trust in the relationship with the animal will build over time.

Often the animal departs on its own accord and you return feeling refreshed with a wonderful sense of amazement for your new friend.

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The Witch in the Realm of Faerie

Posted by Rev. Carol A. Ingle (Raven)

By Caroline Tully We are between the worlds, Beyond the bounds of time, Where night and day, Birth and death, Joy and sorrow, Meet as one.

STARHAWK

Witches work their magic in a special place between the worlds, a time outside of time. It is this technique which makes us supremely capable, above almost all other mortals, of entering into the Faerie Realm. The realm of Faerie is the place of enchantment and magic, and throughout history Witches have been frequent visitors to this world. Consorting with Faeries was even one of the many accusations levelled against them during the Witchcraze.

According to Margaret Murray, author of The Witch Cult in Western Europe and The God of the Witches, in almost every case of Witchcraft from Joan of Arc in 1431 down to the end of the 17th century, the most damning evidence against the accused was aquaintance with the Faeries. But what exactly are Faeries? What do they look like? Where do they live? And most importantly, can a modern Witch still visit them?

What are Faeries?

When we hear the word Faerie most people think of little winged beings belonging to children’s story books, supernatural creatures who work magic and indulge in mischief. As we will soon see however, there is a lot more to them than this simple description.

There are many theories about the origin of Faeries, one of the most popular ones being David McRitchie’s famous ‘pygmy theory’ which was prevalent in the 1890’s. This was also subscribed to by Margaret Murray, who suggests in God of the Witches that Faeries were once real human beings. The Faeries, she says, were the descendants of the early people of Northern Europe. These dark-skinned survivors of the Stone Age were smaller than ‘mortals’ and lived in the wild, uncultivated areas of the country, they were herders of animals and unacquainted with agriculture. As civilisation advanced the Faerie population mingled more with the settled people until many of them entered the villages and became indistinguishable from other humans.

This euhemerising explanation for Faeries explains why they are small, fear iron (which they had not yet developed) and live in hillocks (round turf houses sunk in the ground). ‘Euhemerism’ is the idea that supernatural beings can be traced back to historical, factual people. This particular Faerie theory appears in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s novels about the Arthurian Legend, the popular Mists of Avalon series.

Many Folklorists of the early 20th century suggested that Faeries were the Pagan Gods, reduced in stature. As Christianity made inroads into Pagan societies the native deities lessened in importance, power and function. For example, the Faerie Queen Mab has much in common with the Celtic Goddess/Queen Maeve. The Green Knight (from the story of Gawain and the Green Knight) is often seen as a Pagan god, the Green Man. Celtic history records that the famous Irish deities, the Tuatha de Dannan, after the coming of Christianity, left the Earth’s surface and dwelt underground in hills or Neolithic graves and became known as the ‘Aes Sidhe’ the ‘People of the Hills’ or Faeries.

Traditional Witch, Nigel Jackson, suggests that Faeries are beings from the Underworld and that humans become Faeries after death. He explains that “the soul descends into the Faerie realm, sojourning as a Faerie in the Otherworld while awaiting the right cyclical patterns which will enable its Earthly rebirth to occur. The ‘human’ and the ‘Faerie’ are two poles of our own being, between which we oscillate back and forth through our cycle of rebirths. In other words, Faeries are ourselves awaiting birth and we are the Faeries awaiting our return to the Enchanted Realm.”

Irish peasants believed something similar to this up until around fifty years ago; women that died in chidlbirth, people that died young or children that became sicky and turned into ‘changelings’ were ‘away with the Faeries’. They were not dead however, they could be expected to return at any time and sometimes did.

Theosophy recognises the world of Faerie as a part of a hidden spiritual world that coexists with our physical world. Theosophists, and consequently New Agers, see the function of Faeries as being to absorb vitality from the sun and distribute it to the physical. For example, the flower Faeries are nature spirits who provide the vital link between the sun’s energy and the soil’s minerals. Certain Faeries are responsible for the structure and colour of flowers, others work under ground around the roots, some work on a molecular level and are concerned with cell growth, and other Faerie species aid the development of the mineral, vegetable and animal kingdom. These Faeries, or ‘Devas’, work as personific- ations of natural energies.

Yet another popular contemporary theory based on Jungian psychology is that Faeries are archetypal images created by a shared, common concern, they are personifications of birth, sex, fertility and death and are a way of approaching these subjects in symbolic form.

Perhaps Faeries are actually a combination of all of these ideas. English Witchcraft author, Doreen Valiente, suggests that Faeries might very well be composed of several factors: spirits of nature, Pagan deities, souls of the Pagan dead, folk memories of aboriginal races, and the widespread belief in an Underworld under the earth. No matter what these creatures are, Faeries exist in the realm between the worlds along with Elementals, Spirits, Angels and Gods and thus can be contacted by magickal practitioners who journey into such territory.

The Faeries’ appearance

The Faeries’ appearance will often reflect our own preconceptions of them, their forms are both manifold and varied. Sometimes they cannot be told apart from humans, at other times they resemble animals. They can be extremely beautiful or hideously ugly.

In northern Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and France, the Faerie is the size of a human being and has all the characteristics of one. An Irish eyewitness from the 11th century recorded that “fifty Faerie women were seen with purple tunics and green hoods, and

silver bracelets around their arms

and like loveliness and like beauty and like straightness and like figure, in the dress of

Faerie women, so that there was no telling one from the other.” There is no mention of whether they are human-sized or smaller which would suggest that they did not look particularly different to mortal women.

All the women were of a like age and like shape,

However, according to author/illustrators Brian Froud and Alan Lee, much of their external appearance is in fact glamour. Glamour is the magical garment of the Faerie and without it they appear as a shimmering light, it is a protective coverage and is often designed to make mortals believe they are dealing with one of their own kind. When inspected very closely, most Faeries are characterised by a physical deformity of some kind which marks them out as different. Such tell-tale signs include webbed feet, back- to-front feet, or even goat’s hooves, noseless nostrils, squint eyes, pointed ears and cow’s tails.

The Faerie Realm

There are special areas on Earth where the Faerie world and the mortal world meet, at these sites travel between the worlds can be experienced. Places such as trees, mounds, hills, caves, rivers, pools, wells, crossroads, boundaries, hedges, the bottom of the garden and of course Faerie Rings are all doorways to Faerie.

Probably the most well-known entrance to Faerie, the Faerie Ring, is a dark green circle on a lawn or in a field caused by the presence of fungi in the soil and the rings are often also outlined with mushrooms. These sites have long been reputed as magical places where occult power is concentrated and are therefore, favourite places for performing spells. Faerie Rings can apparently live for hundreds of years and some have been proved by modern science to be over 600 years old.

Like the Norse Yggdrasil, certain other trees which have their roots in the Underworld, are also entrances to Faerie. Three Hawthorn trees growing close together are thought to be especially potent. Other trees most favoured by them are the Blackthorn, Hazel, Alder, Elder and Oak, hence the saying: Turn your cloaks, for Faerie folks live in old oaks. Combinations of trees, especially if twisted together, are also powerful sites; two Thorns and an Elder for example or a group of Oak, Ash and Thorn. The Irish believe that a single tree in a field, or a group of trees on top of a Faerie hill belong to the Faeries and that it would be inviting disaster to chop them down.

The Irish word for Faerie is ‘Sidhe’ (Shee), meaning people of the hills. The actual Faerie Hill is also called a ‘Sidhe’ or a ‘Rath’. These are barrows or hillocks, each being

a door to an underground realm of splendour and delight. The ancient Celts believed

for example, that in the Faerie Realm there were apple trees always in fruit, one pig

alive and another being roasted, and a supply of ale which never ran out.

In The Book of the Dun Cow, the Faerie Queen describes her realm as the land of the ever-living, a place where there is neither death, nor sin, nor transgression. “We have continual feasts, we practice every benevolent work without contention. We dwell in large Sidhe and hence we are called the people of the faerie mound.”

Fairy mounds are entrances to the Pagan paradise, which might be located underground, under water, or under hills on distant islands across the western sea. An anonymous Irish author of the 11th century describes a visit to a Sidhe: ‘[A]s I gazed

around me I saw a faerie hill, brightly lit, with many drinking horns and bowls and cups of glass and of pale gold in it, and I was staring at it for a long time at the doorway

of the faery hill

and gazed at the house all around me, and I saw twenty-eight warriors on one side of the house with a lovely fair headed woman beside every man of them, and six gentle, youthful yellow-haired girls on the other side of the house, with shaggy cloaks around their shoulders; and a gentle yellow-haired girl in a chair on the floor of the house, with

a harp in her hand which she was playing and continually thrumming. And every time

she sang a song a horn was given to her to drink out of it, and she would give the horn into the hand of the man who gave it to her; and they were sporting and amusing

themselves all around her.’

I went across to the hill and sat down

in a crystal chair on the floor

Irish people interviewed by Folklorists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries expressed the belief that the Faeries were ‘Fallen Angels’ who accompanied Lucifer out of Heaven, thus showing how Christianity eventually influenced, but did not destroy, Pagan belief.

Witches and Faeries

In the past Witches and Faeries were commonly thought to be the same thing and they often shared similar attributes such as the practice of magic, the ability to appear and disappear, shapeshifting, the preparation of magical ointments, dancing in circles and having wild night time revels. The Faerie Godmother in fairytales has many of the characteristics of the Witch and she often comes in a group of three sisters like the Witches’ Triple Goddess. Witches’ deities can interchange with Faerie royalty, examples being Puck, Robin Goodfellow, Robin Hood, Gwyn ap Nudd, Oberon, Morgan Le Fay, Dame Abundia, Habondia, Aradia, Diana, Venus, Hecate, Sybil and Titania. Doreen Valiente says that the leading female witch in a Scottish Coven was called the ‘Queen of Elphame’, a word which is the Scottish version of the Old Norse ‘Alfheim’, the country of the Elves or Faeries. Nigel Jackson tells us that ‘The traditional metaphysics of Elfland lie at the heart of true Witchcraft, a body of ancestral Faerie teachings and arts which formed a hidden tradition transmitted down the centuries across Europe and the British Isles.’

English Witches, Agnes Hancock in 1438 and John Walsh in 1566, said that they treated wounds made by fairy magic. John Walsh said that he consulted the ‘little people’ for advice between the hours of twelve and one in the afternoon and at midnight. Scottish Witch, Bessie Dunlop, in 1576 saw eight women and four men “the men were clad in gentleman’s clothing, and the women had plaids round them and were very seemly-

like to see’. She was informed that they were ‘from the Court of Elfame’, and said that she had previously received a visit from the Queen of Elfame though without knowing at the time who her visitor was, she described the Queen as ‘a stout woman who came into her and sat down on the form beside her and asked a drink and at her and she gave it’. Bessie related how she was initiated and instructed by a Faerie man called Thom Reid who had originally died at the Battle of Pinkie and was now one of the Sidhe. He appeared in the form of ‘an honest well elderly man, grey bearded, and had a grey coat with Lombard sleeves of the old fashion; a pair of grey breeks and white shanks,

gertered above the knee; a black bonnet upon his head

and a white wand in his hand.’

Alesoun Peirsoun in 1588 was ‘convict for haunting and repairing with the good neighbours and Queen of Elphane, and she had many good friends at that court which were of her own blood, who had good acquaintance with the Queen of Elphane’. Alesoun had been healed of a sickness and had become a healer herself through the agency of a green-clad Faerie man who came to her. Christine Livingstone said that ‘her daughter was taken away with the Faerie folk and that all the occult knowledge that she had was by her daughter who met with the Faeries’. One woman told the judges that ‘what skill so ever she has, she had it of her mother and her mother learned it at an Elf-man’. A Wizard called Andro Man said that he was the husband of the Queen of Elphane, with whom he lived for thirty-two years and by whom he had several children.

In 1623 Isable Haldane gave an account of how ten years earlier she had been caried out of her bed to a Faerie Hill which opened before her and that she spent three days in Elfland. She was brought out by a ‘man with a grey beard’ who was her Faerie teacher and companion and who aided her in divination, healing and cursing thereafter.

An unnamed Yorkshireman, accused of witchcraft in 1653 said that a Faerie had taken pity on his poverty-stricken condition and had admitted him to the Faerie Kingdom. There he had been shown how to administer a special Faerie powder to treat the sick and was thus enabled to make a living. In 1670 the witch Jean Weir described how the Queen of Faerie laid a spell upon her so that she could magically produce large amounts of yarn in a short space of time.

The most famous Witchcraft case dealing with Faeries was that of the Scottish Witch, Isobel Gowdie (d.1662), who confessed without torture (very unusual in Scotland) that she had been initiated as a Witch in 1647 by a ‘man in grey’. She described how she placed one palm on her head and the other under her feet and promised him everything in between. She then received the Witch name, Janet, and a Witches’ Mark on her shoulder. Isobel told of flying to the Sabbat on a bean stalk by putting it between her legs and saying ‘Horse and Hattock, horse and ho, horse and pellatis, ho, ho’.

She also described how she entered the Faerie Realm, ‘I was in the Downie Hills

hills opened, and we came to a fair and large braw room in the day time

meat there from the Queen of Faerie, more than I could eat. The Queen of Faerie is brawly clothed in white linen, and white and brown clothes: and the King of Faerie is a braw man, well favoured and broad faced. There were elf-bulls, routing and skoyling up and down there, and affrighted me.’

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Up to as late as 1895 in Ireland, Bridget Cleary was attacked and burned to death by her deranged(?) husband because he thought she had been exchanged for a changeling by the Faeries of nearby Kylenagrangh Hill. The children of the district still sing the skipping chant: ‘Are you a Witch or are you a Faerie, or are you the wife of Michael Cleary?’

Evidently some other humans, not Witches, but those especially favoured by the Faeries are also allowed access to the Faerie Realm. Faeries are thought to especially favour gifted poets and bards, lactating women, young men and children. Thomas the Rhymer, a 13th century poet experienced enchantment of Faerie. One day, as he lay down on a river bank, the Queen of Elphame dressed in green rode past him on a horse whose mane was plaited with fifty-nine silver bells. Thomas was trapped by a kiss and taken on the back of the horse across deserts and rivers of blood to a green garden in Faerieland. An apple gave him the gift of prophecy and a tongue that could not lie. He lived with the Queen for seven years before he returned to earth to write poetry and make true prophecies. Some say he eventually went back and still lives on as an advisor to the Faerie court.

How to contact Faerie

Faerie Wicca is a system of techniques used to connect the human and Faerie domains through activating what is known as the Second Sight. This is the spirit vision, the inner sight, the faculty used in the performance of scrying or crystal gazing on the one hand, and astral travelling on the other. Everybody has this ability, in some it is developed and in others it is latent. With practice the Second Sight can be activated and strengthened.

Second Sight Exercise

1. Find an Elder, Willow or Hazel tree and cut yourself a Faerie wand. The wand should

be approximately the same length as your forearm from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger. Leave an offering of pure water for the tree as thanks.

2. Go to a quiet place and inscribe a circle around yourself with your wand and then

chant seven times:

Oy-thear,

Too-ay-skeert,

Ee-ar,

Dess.

3. Sit down, place the wand on your lap and close your eyes. Visualise your third eye,

situated in between and slightly above your brows and see it opening wide. Try to see through this eye, look at your hands and feet, look about you, take note of your surroundings. What can you see? Take as long as you like, with practice you will begin to see between the worlds and be able to use the Second Sight at will, eventually using it along with your normal sight.

Faerie Offering Ritual

Before trying to enter the Faerie Realm, it is wise to first make contact with them by leaving offerings to show your good will. The Faeries love foods such as wholemeal breads and cakes, they relish cow or goat’s milk, cream, cheese and butter. They also love milk, honey and saffron mixed together.

1. Go to one of the Faeries’ favourite haunts such as a ring, a hill, the bottom of the garden or another place where you intuitively feel Faeries, and find a flat surface on which to place your offering. Your gift could consist of, for example, of a bowl of milk and a cake or piece of bread.

2.

Consecrate the offering with these words:

I offer this drink and this bread to Oonagh, the Queen of Elphame, and to Finvarra, the

King of Faerie, royal rulers of the Daoine Sidhe (pronounced ‘Theena Shee’). My name is (say your name), as a Witch I seek to make contact with your tribe and to learn the

secrets of Faerie.

3. With your wand, trace a star over the offering and say:

Blessed Be those who live in the Hollow Hills. Blessed Be the Faerie race within the Earth and the Faerie Blessing be upon me.

4. Leave the offering and walk away without looking back. You can return to the site

the next day and if any or all of the offering has gone, you will know that it is safe to continue on and enter the Sidhe. If the offering is still there, take it away and try again

another time with a fresh gift.

Entering Faerie

Timing is an essential ingredient when attempting to contact Faerie. The best time of day for Faerie sightings is either dawn, noon, sunset or midnight. These liminal times mark a transition from light to dark or vice versa. Full Moon is also a good time, as are the Greater Sabbats, Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnasad and Samhain. The Faeries move house on these days, legend tells us that for thousands of years they have changed their abodes on the Cross Quarter days and in the process have created magical pathways, or Ley Lines, between their residences. The whole Earth is covered with these paths running between what humans call ‘sacred sites’. The following Faerie-contact techniques can be used as many times as you like, start off with practice runs and then when you feel confident you can make actual journeys. You might be successful at the first attempt, or may have to try several times before you gain access to the Faerie Kingdom. With all of these adventures be sure to remember all that happens and to write down any important information when you return.

Faerie Ring Spell

1. If you choose a Faerie Ring as your entrance place to the Sidhe, sit in the center of it

holding your wand, close your eyes, open your third eye and when you feel ready say:

Upon the green,

Betwixt and between,

I go with a laugh

to the Faerie’s hearth.

Through land and sea

I have the key.

As I do will So mote it be.

2. Using the Second Sight, see yourself descending into the Earth, becoming ‘one’ with the ring site, co- terminus as it were, with the actual soil. In this case the Faerie Ring being a bit like a mossy elevator going down to the Under- world Realm. All round you is the dark Earth, you can even see worms and other bugs in the dirt.

Look up and see the sky receding as you go further down. Soon you will find yourself in the Faerie Kingdom.

3. Greet the beings who you meet there and tell them who you are and where you are

from. You will probably be taken to meet the Faerie Court and offered food, drink and perhaps gifts. Before accepting any of these things, formally state your purpose in visiting, be it to seek knowledge, a special skill, a blessing, fertility or to form permanent alliances with Faerie, and when that is done you may accept their offerings.

4. To leave the Land of Faerie, will yourself back up to the light of day the same way as

you entered.

Faerie Hill Spell

This method of entering Faerie is via a Hollow Hill, it can be a mound in a suburban park or a hill in the country. You just need to intuitively discover a mound or hill which you believe holds Faeries.

1. At one of the auspicious Faerie-contact times, go to the hill and walk nine times

deosil around it.

2. Sit down at the bottom of the hill and close your eyes. Using the Second Sight find

the entrance to the hill. It may appear as a dark tunnel or as a wooden door.

3. Knock three times upon the ground outside the tunnel or upon the door if there is

one, and then enter the passageway into the heart of the hill. The passage turns to the

left and descends spirally. Following the passage you move downward ever more deeply until you begin to enter the Faerie world. As in the previous spell, greet the beings you meet and explain who you are and what you seek.

4. To leave the Hill, find the passage you entered by and return to the surface.

Precautions

Faeries are not always pleasant, sometimes they do not want to be seen by mortals and some Faeries are bad tempered. In 1555 a Witch called Joan Tyrrye said that she had lost the sight in one eye after catching a glimpse of a Faerie at a market. Just like in the human realm the majority of beings will be friendly, but you may run into the ocassional malevolent character.

Despite the storybook image of cute, cuddly faeries, they are not all sweetness and light. In the 17th century many people believed that it was risky to even say the word ‘Faerie’ and used such euphemisms as ‘Good Neighbours’ instead. It is wise to maintain a healthy respect for the Faeries, just as you would if you were encountering the inhabitants of any foreign country.

Be careful about accepting Faerie food and drink, it can be a means whereby you become trapped in the Otherworld. Remember the story of Persephone eating just one pomegranate seed in Hades? Also be aware that, in Faerie, time passes differently from time in our world and a traveller to that realm might find that in what seems the blink of an eye, many years have passed on Earth, or that what seemed aeons in Faerie was really only a few minutes.

Faeries do not like iron therefore it makes sense to use iron as a protective amulet when visiting them. (Other protective devices are: turning your clothes inside out, bells, running water, salt, a red ribbon, daisy chains, stones with holes, horseshoes, St John’s Wort, a twig of Broom, Rowan or a combination of Oak, Ash and Thorn).

Valerie Worth’s Iron Charm.

Take an iron nail and place it upon a small flat stone, and with a hammer strike it three times, at each stroke saying:

Clavus ferrus Malleus ferreus Ferrum rufulum Ferrum nobilis.

Score the stone thrice across with the nail’s point, then take the stone away and bury it in the Earth. The nail should afterwards be carried with you during all Faerie dealings.

Banishing malevolent Faeries

If you find yourself in a sticky situation with a rather mean Elf, hold your chosen protective device, such as the iron nail, wave it towards them and say:

If of air the grey mist fold thee, if of earth the swart mine hold thee, if a Pixie sink thy ring if a Nixie seek thy spring.

A Last Word

Faerie magick is a fascinating part of Witchery and one well worth aquainting yourself with. Faeries are far more interesting than their public image suggests and the Witch who forms a good relationship with them will find herself well rewarded. Much of Faerie Wicca is taught by the Faeries themselves and is usually tailored to the requirements of the individual Witch. Some Faeries will specialise in specific forms of magick such as healing, divination or glamour and others will be masters of many techniques. It is by forming a familial relationship with the members of a Sidhe that you can find the right partner/teacher for yourself. Faeries can be powerful allies and such a close working relationship can often result in a deep affection between the Witch and the Faerie. It is perfectly fine to have a Faerie lover, husband or wife and was actually quite common amongst Witches in the past. But first you must set out upon the Third Road, the road that leads to Elphame, initially you must make friends with the Faeries before expecting any teachings from them.

Further Reading

1.The Burning of Bridget Cleary by Angela Bourke 2.The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries by W. Y. Evans-Wendz 3.Faeries by Brian Froud and Alan Lee 4.Call of the Horned Piper by Nigel Aldcroft Jackson 5.The Secret Commonwealth by Robert Kirk 6.The God of the Witches by Margaret Murray 7.The Good People by Peter Narvaez (Ed). 8.Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett 9.At the Bottom of the Garden by Diane Purkiss 10.Strange @ Secret Peoples by Carole Silver 11.Fairy @ Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry by W. B. Yeats 12.From the Beast to the Blonde by Marina Warner 13.No Go the Bogey Man by Marina Warner

Illustrations on this page are by: Ida Rentoul Outhwaite; Frances Griffiths; Richard Dadd; and Richard Doyle.

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Shield Yourself From Negativity Psychic Workout

Posted by Rev. Carol A. Ingle (Raven)

I have been practicing Gnostic meditation particularly to counter stressful situations in my job that happen on a daily basis. My question is when dealing with angry people who make demands of me, how do I deal with them without getting angry and keep myself protected from their negativity?

Everyone can benefit from psychic protection, not only healers and those involved in the psychic arts, but those with more mainstream careers like teachers, doctors, and customer service representatives. Additionally, people sensitive to surrounding energies and emotions will find themselves less influenced when their psychic shield of protection is up.

Protection rituals can be used both for prevention and for the occasional need for protection during a specific situation that simply won't resolve itself in the normal course of action. Psychic protection is easy to create and can be done in a moment's notice without any fancy tools. Get ready to manifest your own psychic shield with this exercise that takes merely seconds to perform.

1. Begin by visualizing the "essential you" that is the soul or core of your existence.

2. Mentally put on a thick cloak or robe. It can be of your color choice, but traditionally

black is used for protection, as it absorbs, or you can visualize a white robe, which is used for reflection.

3. Now imagine that your robe has become an impenetrable shield. It is brilliantly

repelling any potential negativity that you may encounter, whether it's a customer

yelling at you or an argument with your partner.

4. Imagine the robe protecting you so securely that you remain clear and unaffected by

the negative energy around you. When the negative energy is reflected in this manner, it is often "returned to sender" and the sender will become aware of their own negative actions or intentions, putting an end to arguments or harsh words.

5.

The stronger the visualization, the stronger the protection. You may wish to begin

with a soft cloth robe that is capable of evolving into a shield of armor when necessary.

6. You may chose to add prayer, thereby communicating your specific request of

protection to the divine.

Now that you know this simple technique, imagine the endless possibilities for performing protection magick:

1. Engulf your house in a protective blanket before you leave for a vacation to keep

your home safe from theft or fire hazards.

2. Surround yourself with a protective armor as you head out onto the field to keep

yourself safe during physical contact sports.

3. Send a healing protective barrier to a loved one who is struggling with drug or

alcohol addiction to help them resist temptation.

4. Each time you put your keys into your car's ignition, create a safe shield for traveling

around your vehicle.

5. Worried about your child, who is away at summer camp or school? Meditate on a

photograph of them and surround them with a protection robe.

6. Have a relative on active duty in the military? Visualize them wearing their

government issued uniform, or fatigues, and see that attire as a protective barrier,

repelling enemy fire.

and see that attire as a protective barrier, repelling enemy fire. How will you put a

How will you put a psychic shield of protection to use?

DO YOU Have an Unwanted Spirit in Your House?

What to Do

Posted by Rev. Carol A. Ingle (Raven)

Do you keep losing your keys and other small objects? Hear cabinet doors slamming in the middle of the night? Is something causing your dogs to bark at nothing at all?

If so, then you may have one or more unwanted spirits in your home. This is not unusual, nor anything that you need to particularly fear. Many times spirits who have not "moved on" hang around a house, either because they are familiar with the house or simply because they like something about the house.

For instance, when we moved into our current house, we would often see a spirit sitting in an old barrel chair in our living room, particularly during our morning meditations. When we described this spirit, a very thin old man wearing jeans and a red checkered shirt, to one of our neighbors, we discovered that he used to live in our house. He simply "hung around" during meditations, liking the feel of the barrel chair. Eventually, though, he made my wife uncomfortable so we gave the very old chair to the pastor of a church. The spirit of the old man never returned.

>> What to Do if You Have a Spirit in Your Home >>

So what should you do if you have an unwanted spirit in your home? There are multiple options, none of which are difficult or scary. You might try one of the below options.

>> 1. Learn to Live with the Spirit

Our neighbors live in a very old farmhouse, which is inhabited by a spirit who is mischievous rather than dangerous or harmful. He likes to slam kitchen cabinet doors at night, when the house is dark and quiet. What do our neighbors do? Nothing too drastic. When they hear him banging the doors, they just yell "Stop that!" or "Cut it out!" Oddly enough, that's all it takes to keep him quiet. Since he doesn't get up to any other kind of trouble, they leave him be the rest of the time. Most spirits don't like yelling or loud noises, so this often works when a spirit is up to naughty tricks.

>> 2. Talk to the Spirit

Many spirits have no idea that they no longer have bodies and are "hanging around" where they are unwanted. If you can see, sense, or feel the spirit, then you can talk to him or her. You hold a conversation with a spirit just as you would with another person. There are two main differences. First, some spirits are quite "down tone" and may not respond to you right away. Don't worry. Just keep asking questions and talking to the spirit until you get a response. Second, the spirit's "answers" may sound like a voice in your head rather than an actual voice. This is perfectly normal since the spirit doesn't have a body, so can't speak out loud.

Once you engage the spirit in conversation, start asking questions about the last lifetime in which the spirit had a body. Ask for a name, the time period in which he or she lived, and other relevant details. Finally, bring the conversation around to the happiest time the spirit can remember in that lifetime. This memory of a happy time should bring the spirit up the tone scale, and allow him or her to move on. You may want to help the spirit by asking him or her to move on, or offer to help him or her find a new body (in a tree, cloud, or rock, for instance).

>> 3. Banish the Spirit

This option is a last resort, and should only be used if the spirit in your home is really bothersome or harmful. While these kinds of spirits do exist, most spirits are relatively harmless. One way to discover whether a harmful spirit is inhabiting your space is to cut a clove of garlic in four equal sections, and place one section in each cardinal direction in your home. If the hearts of the garlic cloves turn dark within 24 hours, then you do indeed have a darker spirit cohabitating with you. At this point, you will need to either do a banishment or have someone do a banishment for you. Shamans, magicians, and other spiritual practitioners can do this using a keyed athame and electric blue energy.

Explore these three options if you have an unwanted spirit living with you. As discussed earlier, most of these spirits are fairly harmless, and will move on if you simply ask them to leave.

Good luck!

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