Esoterica, Individual, Spiritual Toolbox

Are You Strong Enough for the Goddess?

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This week I have had several people come to me asking questions about religion.   They heard that I was the ‘expert’ on the subject and wanted to talk to me.  I asked, “What do you want to know?”  To which they replied, “Everything!”   What they don’t understand and what a lot of readers that come across this site don’t under stand is, ‘You must make sure you are ready!’

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Individual, Ritual tools, Spiritual Toolbox

Discipline

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Most see discipline as  punishment.  Just like grounding, we have the wrong perspective and if you have the wrong perspective your magic will not work.  Grounding in magic is getting out and touching the earth.  Discipline in magic has nothing to do with punishment.  My coach on my High School basketball team used to tell a couple of guys that they have no discipline and unless they get it, they will never succeed.  Magic is the same way.  You must have discipline.  

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Esoterica, Individual

Atlantis

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Atlantis is a myth that most know about.  When people find out that I am an ancient historian one of the first questions they ask me is, “Do you know anything about Atlantis?”  It does not matter of the race, culture or background of that person, they want to know about Atlantis.  What is it about Atlantis that is imbedded in our memory?  I have to be careful about what I tell people because, just like religion, most of what they know is complete wrong.  When one is not ready to hear the truth, they lash out at the messenger.

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Health, Individual, Spiritual Toolbox

Establishing a Ritual of Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Self-Care

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There’s something to be said about intentionally setting aside time in our hectic schedules to focus entirely on our lives, our bodies and our health (both mental, and physical).

But so often, this is easier typed than done.

I believe in our culture, there’s certain guilt about slowing down, even for a short time, especially when it’s for the sake of our own wellbeing. We’re fascinated by the hustle, by the busyness of it all, and drawn into that hamster wheel of constant productivity, for the sake of getting ahead.

But I can attest, alongside so many others, that establishing a ritual of daily, weekly, and monthly self-care, slowing down and tuning out (in order to really tune in), can greatly benefit whatever your life’s work is. Whatever that hustle is meant for.

I have struggled with establishing this routine—busyness being that back-of-the-mind itch that keeps me from slowing…

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Esoterica, Individual, Spiritual Toolbox

Styx

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The River Styx gets its name from the Goddess Styx.  She was the Goddess of this river.  In the Greek myths it is said that she sided with Zeus during the Titan War.  Is this river in Greek mythology real?  Many rivers have been named after it, but what is it or where is it?  Herodotus says Styx originated near Feneos.  Herodotus has been accused of making up stories for entertainment, but he maintained he was only reporting what he was told.  One must understand that these myths and texts were written for the initiated.  For those who are not initiated, it is just a wild fanciful story.  

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Individual

Is This The Best We Can Do?

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I ask my fellow human beings, Is this the best we can do?  I personally think the shape the world is in is the worst shape it can be. We live in a fake world from top to bottom.  We wake up everyday to basically do the same thing we did yesterday.  Our lives are on repeat.  We have the same thoughts, do the same activities, and basically see the same people.  Everyday.  This is what the movie Groundhog’s Day was trying to show.  Sure we take a vacation or occasionally try something new, but in no time we are right back to our routines.  Is this what it means to be Human?  

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Writing

Hyperreality (or what not there isn’t to believe?)

‘The attraction of the void is irresistible.’
Jean Baudrillard

By Kingsley L. Dennis

If you feel like you are unsure of what is real and what is unreal then you are not alone. Our materialistic mode of life is accelerating and expanding so rapidly that it is saturating our modern cultures to the point of abstraction. Life in materially-privileged societies is increasingly shifting into a world of image and show. Many people today are living within their bubbles that are customized by all the digital conveniences tailored to individual needs. By being surrounded by conveniences that satisfy all our needs we are deliberately excluding so much else, including all of life’s serendipities.

Reality – whatever that is or was – has retreated behind a spectacle of make-believe that is playing at being the new, shimmering façade for the 21st century. One result of this is that things which once stood in opposition to one another are losing their meaning and becoming indistinguishable. That is, fixed identities that used to make life easy for us – us/them, friend/enemy, good/bad, and the rest – are now more like false realities. Life has shifted, or has been pushed, into a realm of invention that is being exploited ever more overtly by politicians, mainstream media, and their propaganda machinery. Out of this, a different sense of reality has emerged that succeeds in absorbing differences and contradictions and making them seem smooth rather than jagged. And the result is what I refer to as hyperreality.

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Individual, Odds & Ends

Contemplating Death

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Most people do not want to think about death.  They fear it.  Some think that death is the beginning of nothingness, while most others think that they are going to heaven or hell.  With the crazy rules of dogmatic religion, we are all going to hell. They were designed that way for control.   Before patriarch religion, the ancients periodically contemplated death, but it was only to spark life into the individual.  Most of the ancients text refer to one living many lives, but you only get this life once.  

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Individual, Spiritual Toolbox

Are Your Thoughts Your Own?

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I have had several questions about our thoughts.  If I say our brains are only receivers, where do are thoughts come from?  We all have thoughts.  Good thoughts and bad thoughts.  For the majority of us, our thoughts are very negative, fearful and anxious.  We all have thoughts that keep us from falling asleep or they wake us up in the middle of the night.  We as a human race worry.  Is this just part of being human?  Thought is an energy.  You are energy.  When it comes to energy likes attract.  Whatever your energy is, you will attract those thoughts.  You can monitor this by realizing the thoughts you are having is showing the energy you have at that moment or period of time.  

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Individual, Spiritual Toolbox

Remember Who You Are

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This post will be for the misfits.  The ones who don’t fit in.  At one point or another we all had that feeling.  Most people just let their soul die and do whatever it takes to fit in. We become a robot. This usually happens to us at a very young age.  We were not taught any different. It is the way we were brought up. Everyone loves to blurt out “Be Yourself!”  But as soon as someone does something out of the norm they get ridiculed, bullied and pushed away.  The ones that don’t conform are awake and go on wondering “Why am I here?” Sooner or later the ones that did conform get a wake up call and they either hit the snooze button and go back to being robots or they wake up.  The awake individuals are few and far…

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