Twelve Steps and “The Promises”

1.We admitted we were powerless over (name your poison)-that our lives had become unmanageable. 2.Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. 3.Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. 4.Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. 5.Admitted to…

Scary Malefics

It doesn’t fail to annoy me- the constant references to “Mercury retrogrades”, squares and all references to the challenge planets of Saturn, Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto by astrologers; they create much drama and fear that's unnecessary. These outer planets represent larger perspectives that stress us- and ruffle our individual sovereign self. We’ve only been aware…

Synesthesia

Synesthesia – the crossing and merging of two senses, like color and sounds, is an interesting phenomenon. Some manifestations are more common or others[1]; these are essentially a breakdown of what would normally be subconscious processing. This isn’t that rare; some forms of synesthesia are in ~2% of the population. So far 54 different types…

Becoming Author of Your Life

Many ‘magicians’ I know, meaning those who want to author[1], rather than footnote their life, often do the “the Middle Pillar Exercise[2]” to strengthen their resolve. This helps reaffirm our connections with Spirit and Earth.  When you want to be a pillar in your ‘society’[3], then this is helpful to keep on the straight and…

Brief personal statement

Now that the FDA has approved the vaccine for use with younger children, I hope those who do not choose vaccination will be either accommodated (wearing their personal protective gear) or ignored. Perhaps develop portable HEPA systems for kids in cubicles. Personally, I’m going to sit out my vaccination because 1) I have no intimate…

Million Dollar Baby

This morning I listened to a pediatrician and medical intensivist talk about the ethics of spending a couple of million dollars for one baby with a one-of-a kind (very rare) disease, in this case a neuromuscular disorder limiting normal breathing ability.  These babies might receive a series of doses, some intrathecally, (meaning they stick a…

AMA – a mystical perspective (Ayurveda part 2)

[ here we are in that time of Lent, but I have disclaimer. Every birthday for me, falls right in the middle of Lent and when traditionally there would be little fresh fruit. Parties and expected pleasures were muted. Sometimes that a great reason for a big party, right in the thick of gloom? I…

Deformity (Geb 2)

Deformity – that which is away, de-, from form. The “form” is construct of manifestation, the shape or quality of a thing or being as it relates to function- what it does. For a human, as your presented self is often compared to the beauty of those before you, or at least, if you're beautiful…

Possession (L.D. #1)

This is really the FIRST of several posts. I am still a pre-novice in Word Press! The second is, "Love Daemon", and last, or next to last, I haven't decided yet, is, "The Healing". I hope this helps at least one person feel they are not alone in having an out of control response to…