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The five elements: water, fire, air, earth, and the void are connected to sustain life. To create healthy energy the basic elemental tools need to be explored.
East, Water, Cup, compassion, love, healing
South, Fire, Wand, personal will,
West, Air, Sword, thoughts, communication
North, Earth, Pentacle, material, physical
Aether, Ether, Akasha, the void
The Void - represents those things beyond our everyday experience, particularly those things composed of pure energy.
( In Aristotle's system aether
had no qualities (was neither hot, cold, wet, or dry), was incapable of change (with the exception of change of place), and by its nature moved in circles, and had no contrary, or unnatural, motion.)
Aristotle added aether as the quintessence, reasoning that whereas fire, earth, air, and water were earthly and corruptible, since no changes had been perceived in the heavenly regions, the stars cannot be made out of any of the four elements but must be made of a different, unchangeable, heavenly substance.
The five elements are associated with the five senses, and act as the gross medium for the experience of sensations. The basest element, earth, created using all the other elements, can be perceived by all five senses - hearing, touch, sight, taste, and smell. The next higher element, water, has no odor but can be heard, felt, seen and tasted. Next comes fire, which can be heard, felt and seen. Air can be heard and felt. "Akasha" (ether) is the medium of sound but
is inaccessible to all other senses.
*** Spirit the transcendent fifth element which unities and governs the other four
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Loyd Auerbach talks about the paranormal with the ladies of The View.
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) is filming a unique, new documentary TV
series that explores the human connection by getting real, raw and personal. We
are looking for everyday people representing Canada's diverse backgrounds and
ethnicities to personally share their funny, emotional and inspirational stories
on a variety of themes including love, regret, fear and acceptance. Have you
ever proudly overcome an obstacle and wanted to share it, or do you want to
thank someone who changed your life? Do you want to confess something but never
had the vehicle to do so? Do you have a story to share that might help someone
else? Everyone has a story, what's yours?
Ouija boards, séances, and psychic mediums may seem like kitschy throwbacks to yesteryear, but in only the past few years there has been a dramatic resurgence of the desire to communicate with the dead. Paranormal Investigator Walter Meyer zu Erpen has made it his life’s work to investigate the question: is there life after death? And if so, is it possible to communicate with that surviving part of human consciousness? Walter invites us to journey through the enigmatic worlds of afterlife communications including medium-ship sessions and Electronic Voice Phenomenon (E.V.P.) recording. From climbing into ancient Hawaiian spirit caves to visiting the Nova Scotian grave site of the world’s greatest shipwreck disaster on the 100th anniversary of its sinking – Meyer zu Erpen ponders larger implications of communication beyond the veil such as: if there is evidence of personal survival beyond so-called death, would you live your life differently?http://www.visiontv.ca/videos/supernatural-investigator-303-afterlife-breakthroughs/
What happens to us after death is perhaps the greatest mystery of life. One belief is that we reincarnate – that there is life, after life. Despite this widespread belief, renowned spiritual author and scholar Tom Harpur remained skeptical of reincarnation – until now. What has lead Harpur to consider reincarnation as a real possibility? It may be surprising, but the best evidence does not come from the world of religion or spiritual studies, but from the world of science. From cases of children who can recall living past lives to the science of biometrics to the realm of quantum physics and global consciousness, we examine the evidence for reincarnation.
Could a young boy with vivid, accurate memories of WWII be the reincarnation of a pilot who was shot down during the war? Is it possible that Anne Frank is alive today, reincarnated as a senior member of the Swedish National Police? Claus von Stauffenberg was executed for his attempt to assassinate Hitler, but did his life end there?
Some believe Fortune Telling is an art – dating back thousands of years – practiced by millions around the world. But others say it is all fraud – a slick business run by fraudsters and criminals – in search of the big bucks. Our investigator, actress Cindy Sampson, from the hit series Supernatural, begins a quest to uncover the truth – locating North America’s top Fortune Tellers – and putting them to the test.
From Tarot cards to palm reading, Cindy challenges psychics and savants to peer into her future. And what they reveal is shocking – from relationship trauma to potentially life-altering illnesses. But the skeptics offer a different angle – providing convincing evidence that these ancient practices hold no truth at all. Finally, Cindy’s encounter with a psychic not far from her hometown is shocking. Using the practices of Nostradamus himself, this psychic opens Cindy’s mind to world she never knew possible – a final, and convincing argument that Fortune Telling may indeed be real
An old proverb says ‘‘They are free of fruit that want an orchard.’’ But I say: ‘‘Everyone can have their own orchard!’’
If you place limits on your plans, desires and dreams… you’ll sidestep your own existence.
It’s important to have plans, desires and dreams that have no limits in time or space. The fact is, we never know what our limits really are.
The only way you can define them is by always trying to surpass them. That way your life won’t fall into a routine, which leads nowhere.
Routine creates a false sense of security, by dampening your desire to take risks. I recommend taking risks every day, even if it’s only one, and even if it’s insignificant. Small victories gradually accumulate, and strengthen your willpower to achieve great things.
A victory, even a minor one, is always positive, and enables you to test and surpass your own limits.
You may have lofty ambitions, but you should only take measured risks, and keep them within range of your abilities.
You need to act with humility, cool-headedness and patience.Humility
makes you aware of your possibilities at any given moment. Although your goals may be lofty, humility
keeps you focused on the steps you need to take to reach your final objective, which could be life-changing for you, or have a more modest impact.
means you’re able to control your feelings, and the negative emotions that could make you lose sight of your true path in life. If you can keep a cool head on your shoulders under any circumstances, it will always pay-off in the end, and be a constructive force in your life.
You’ll also need to be patient, and methodically
stick to the plans you develope for yourself beforehand, and not deviate from them. Which brings us to our final virtue: Patience
, which is indispensable in any process of transformation, because it’s easy to start something, but much harder to bring it to completion. Being Patient is critical for achieving success.http://tara-medium.com
Your date of birth is of crucial importance in terms of its astrological
significance, and can reveal many paths and opportunities that help you evolve in life.
It doesn’t matter if you’re reading this on your birthday, or if your birthday is coming up or remains distant. You’ll still be able to put the information you discover about this magic date to very good use.
Each astrological sign is linked to a planetary constellation, which emits positive vibrations for the people born under its influence. That energy can become a great source of progress.
The stellar constellation that corresponds to each astrological sign has a powerful
influence on the people born under it.
The Constellation That Corresponds To Your Astrological Birth Sign
A stellar constellation is a collection of stars visible to the naked eye at night. Joining some of the stars with imaginary lines produces geometric figures which have lent their names to the different signs of the Zodiac.
Western astrology is largely based on knowledge dating back to the ancient Babylonians, as well as to the Egyptians during the time of the pharaohs.
The Zodiac as we know it today is composed of twelve astrological signs, and comes to us from the ancient Greeks.
The word ‘‘Zodiac’’ is derived from the Greek word ‘zodiakos,’ which means circle of
The Zodiac originally had thirteen constellations, including one called Ophiucus (the Snake), but it was removed in the Vth Century B.C.
The modification was made so the astrological zodiac could correspond to the civil calendar, with its 12 months in a year, even though astrological signs don’t start at the beginning of each month.
The dates separating the signs of the Zodiac were determined in accordance with the Sun’s ecliptic, the name given to the Sun’s yearly trajectory as observed from Earth.
The first date in an astrological sign indicates when the Sun enters that sign’s corresponding constellation. The second date indicates when it leaves. If we look at the first sign of the Zodiac – Aries – the Sun enters the constellation of Aries on March 21st, which is the spring equinox, and leaves on the 19th of April.
On April 20th, the Sun enters the constellation of Taurus, which it then leaves on May 20th. On May 21st the Sun enters Gemini, and so on, throughout the entire year.
How To Profit From the Influences of Your Zodiac Sign
To take full advantage of the positive influences the constellation linked to your birth sign can offer you, take a look at the astrological dates at the end of this section.
You benefit naturally from the astral influences generated by your constellation throughout the duration of your sign, and especially on your date of birth.
Say you were born on May 18th, which makes you a Taurus. What that means is that you will benefit from the positive energy generated by the Taurus constellation between April 20th and May 20th.
In concrete terms, that means the stars belonging to the constellation Taurus will favor you between April 20th and May 20th, and will have their strongest impact on you on your birthday, May 18th. How To Advantage of Your Birth Date
To weigh the odds in your favor when trying to attain an important goal, you mustn’t wait for the period of your astrological sign to begin. You need to work at it all year long.
However, if you make a concerted effort to achieve your objective during the period that corresponds to your birth sign, you’ll have an even better chance of succeeding, especially on or near your birthday. * Here’s a reminder of the astrological signs:
Aries (March 21– April 19),
Taurus (April 20 – May 20),
Gemini (May 21 – June 21),
Cancer (June 22 – July 22),
Leo (July 23 – August 22),
Virgo (August 23 – September 22),
Libra (September 23 – October 22),
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21),
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21),
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19),
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18),
Pisces (February 19 – March 20).
April arrives with a shower of cosmic energy, providing exactly what you need to get your projects and ideas blooming!
The planets make their presence felt right away when the Sun squares off against Pluto on April 1. You may feel blocked or trapped, but the build-up will prove to be more difficult than the event itself, so you'll have things well in hand by April 1. The Sun also meets Jupiter that same day, boosting morale and sprinkling a light dusting of good fortune over most everything.
The stars take a break until April 7, when sparks fly as Venus and Mars meet in a passionate embrace, making romance hot and heavy. Things heat up outside the bedroom as well, with these planets adding sexy attitude to everything you do!
On April 10, a new Moon rises in Aries, making for one of the most decisive days of the year to get cracking on new projects. Just be sure to set your sights on something you
can do quickly -- otherwise, you might grow bored.
Come April 12, Pluto sends you back to the drawing board once it turns retrograde in Capricorn. Use this time to reconsider -- and perhaps even reorganize -- your plans
regarding finances and material goods.
Your outspoken nature advances to the forefront two days later on April 14, when Mercury moves into Aries. You may struggle with foot-in-mouth disease a bit, but your direct and honest approach will be refreshing ... and maybe even welcomed!
As April comes to a close, however, the cosmos will remind you not to go overboard. Saturn puts a damper on your newfound indulgence on April 22, when it opposes Venus. Three days later, on April 25, a lunar eclipse between the Scorpio Moon and Taurus Sun
forces you to find balance between emotional intensity and basic common sense. Finally, Saturn returns on April 28 to oppose the Sun, serving as a reminder that duty must come before extravagance.
Don't forget to order your personalized April Forecast
for complete details on the month ahead!
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At last! On the Edge, originally published by Club Lighthouse Publishing in May 2010 has been completely revised. Now titled "AT THE EDGE."
This week I posted an exclusive excerpt for my readers to get glimpse of the YA, magic realism, paranormal book. I'm leaving this excerpt up for only a few days, and then will be taking the read down. I'm excited to search for aYA book publisher to discover the best home for the new and improved story.
About the Book "AT THE EDGE," - Real people developing relationships; while Carm is struggling to pick up the pieces after the death of her husband.
Two Quick Questions - 1. How important is it to you to create likeable characters?
I portray the characters inner characteristics and emotions as they struggle with issues of their own. The characters are realistic that the readers will believe. Tough and practical Paige takes command; Roxy under a watchful eye intimidates; always helpful Lizzy goes with the flow and Carm is consumed with sorrow and mental anguish. Gretchen, a witch is a welcome relief from life's pressures. To add support and conflict to the story are Thomas a friend everyone wants to deserve and Philip is certainly not safe to trust.
2. What do you most hope that readers will take away from the book?
In this book I provide a unique insight into the drug world and mysticism – addiction and the belief that direct knowledge of ultimate reality is attainable through intuition and the unseen world. I hope the reader will begin to believe if you change your choices while guided by Spirit you can change your life for the better.
Stop bt http://Witchskel.wordpress.com to read an EXCLUSIVE excerpt. Remember to forward this to your friends...so they too can check it out!
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