Monday, December 31, 2012

From Kitrha: The Dyatlovpass Pass Incident

Kithra at Krystal Kave has a new article on a Russian mystery that I have found absolutely fascinating since I first heard of this unsolved incident on Ancient Aliens.
dyatlovpass: Many people have written about this incident as it's not only a real mystery but remains, to this day, unsolved.

It happened during the night of 2nd February, 1959, in the northern Ural Mountains on a mountain known as Kholat Syakhl. The mountain's name comes from the language of the endangered indigenous Mansi people of Russia. And it's a language that is, in many ways, very similar to Hungarian. A translation of the mountain's name means Mountain of the Dead, so it's somewhat chilling that the incident should have occurred there. Because it happened the event has come to be known as the Dyatlov Pass incident after the name of the leader of the group to which it happened.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

"Everything During a Reading Pertains"

While giving a reading or doing a session, everything that happens during that time is a message, a sign, an underscore of what's happening. The other night I was doing a reading and just as I was discussing the "fighting" going on with the client, two of the cats just got into it. They were growling and yowling and hissing and in a tumble, rolling around. They don't often do this -- they get along just fine. But at that moment, while this card showed up:
Patrick Valenza, artist Five of Wands, Deviant Moon Tarot

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Incredibly Insensitive Things The Disconnected Fools Say: Court Rules Women Can Be Fired For Being Too Sexy

Older male boss, increasingly drooling over one of his female employees, fires employee because he was worried he'd end up having an affair with her. As if she doesn't have anything to say about it. But you know, he's a Christian and prayed with his pastor over this. The Iowa Supreme Court agreed. Bosses can fire employees they find ‘irresistible’: Iowa Supreme court | World | News | National Post

Nelson, 32, worked for Knight for 10 years, and he considered her a stellar worker. But in the final months of her employment, he complained that her tight clothing was distracting, once telling her that if his pants were bulging that was a sign her clothes were too revealing, according to the opinion.

He also once allegedly remarked about her infrequent sex life by saying, “that’s like having a Lamborghini in the garage and never driving it.”

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Incredibly Insensitive Things The Disconnected Fools Say: Westboro Church

US church: ‘Gay rights caused Newtown school shooting massacre’ - “That’s the message that this evil nation and world need: that God Almighty is on the march & nothing is gonna stop Him.” ~ Fred Phelps, Church founder

The Incredibly Insensitive Things The Disconnected Fools Say: Victoria Jackson Quotes Friend on School Shooting

Victoria Jackson's Connecticut School Shooting Post: Former 'SNL' Star's Tone Deaf Comment Hours After Tragedy: My friend Jim Riley posted: "Wasn't the Connecticut killer just doing what abortionists do every day? It's a wonder we don't have more 20 year old "dads" doing what women and doctors have been an accomplice to for years in America. When you forget the TEN COMMANDMENTS, people, THIS is what you get."

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Incredibly Insensitive Things The Disconnected Fools Say

Mike Huckabee: Newtown Shooting No Surprise, We've 'Systematically Removed God' From Schools: "We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we have systematically removed God from our schools," Huckabee said on Fox News. "Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage?"
"I'm not a gynecologist, but I can tell you something: If someone doesn't want to have sexual intercourse, the body shuts down. The body will not permit that to happen unless a lot of damage is inflicted, and we heard nothing about that in this case,"~ Superior Court Judge Derek Johnson, Santa Ana, California
Jackie Chan: "There should be regulations on what can and cannot be protested," Chan told the Southern People Weekly, which published his comments Wednesday. He didn't say what kinds of protests he thought should be restricted. "I'm not sure if it's good to have freedom or not." He also said he was "beginning to feel that we Chinese need to be controlled." 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Timothy Beckley: UFO Abduction From Undersea

Can't wait to read this new one by Tim Beckley. Sean Casteel reviews on UFO Digest:

BIZARRE EXPERIMENTATIONS - ARE THE OCCUPANTS OF USO’S ABDUCTING HUMANS AND TRANSPORTING THEM TO UNDERSEA UFO BASES?: In the book “UFO Abduction From Undersea,” published by Timothy Green Beckley through his publishing company Global Communications, I contributed some opening chapters on USOs to set the stage for a book coauthored by Miami UFO researcher Virgilio Sanchez-Ocejo and the late Colonel (Ret) Wendelle Stevens about a fascinating USO case that took place in 1979.

“UFO Abduction From Undersea” begins, fittingly enough, with the attempt to define just what an USO is. In an interview I conducted for the book with world-renowned UFO researcher Stanton Friedman, he told me, “There have been a number of reports over the years of objects that do several things. Navy submarines have apparently seen things moving along much faster than they can underwater, without going in or coming out. Others have seen UFOs come down in the water and move around and then take off from the water. And there have been reports of things that just come bursting forth out of the water.”

Monday, December 10, 2012

Lesley Gunter's "Light in the Sky"

Lesley's new Grey Matters is available at Tim Binnall's site, and it is a very unnerving story! If the object was a drone -- one of ours -- why the strange physical effects not only on humans but animals? It's bad enough the drones, or, whatever they are, are doing what they do, but that humans would add a "fear factor" element that messes with our physical bodies as well as psychological/emotional -- again, including animals -- that is scary. And, of course, if it isn't human caused, well then, of course, that is also damn unnerving.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Pussy Riot Video Banned: Russian Court Orders Feminist Punk Band's Video To Be Removed From Web

Pussy Riot Video Banned: Russian Court Orders Feminist Punk Band's Video To Be Removed From Web: MOSCOW — The video of punk band Pussy Riot's performance in Russia's main cathedral is extremist and must be removed from the web, a Moscow court ruled Thursday.

Moscow's Zamoskvoretsky court banned the video of the group's February performance, ordering it and three other videos to be removed from all websites. Prosecutors began looking into the Pussy Riot videos after a nationalist lawmaker suggested that they insulted believers.

Linda Moulton Howe on Coast to Coast tonight

Earthfiles Reports - Shows - Coast to Coast AM

Ghost Hunting Theories: Paranormal Geeks Book For Sale Now!

It's on my list!
Ghost Hunting Theories: Paranormal Geeks Book For Sale Now!

Brane Space: BEWARE! Of Sexual Congress with Succubi!

From Brane Space blog: BEWARE! Of Sexual Congress with Succubi!:
“Can demons engage in sexual behaviors with humans?”

The answer? YES! At least according to the article’s primary source, a former stripper-turned-ministry leader named Contessa Adams. Adams shares her decades-long struggle with demon sex, sparing no horrible, sexy detail. She thus refers to her book Consequences, and asserts they often prey on people by performing sexual acts through nightmares and erotic dreams. Some people become so dependent upon these demonic experiences that they actually look forward to them.

The two most identifiable sexual demons, which btw can inhabit sex toys according to the fundies - are the incubi (which go after females, hence likely found in dildoes....sorry, Mitch McConnell!) or succubi, the Lilith type which men are warned can be harbored in assorted "vaginal" toys. Men who use these contraptions are therefore directly at risk of succubi possession....and to hear or see Contessa Adams tell it, end up having their sexual orientation altered.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Hallucinogens & T. McKenna - Shows - Coast to Coast AM

Hallucinogens & T. McKenna - Shows - Coast to Coast AM: Date: 11-25-12
Host: George Knapp
Guests: Dennis J. McKenna

Ethno-pharmacologist Dennis McKenna has been studying plant hallucinogens for over forty years, and is convinced there are major therapeutic applications of psychedelics. He'll join George Knapp to discuss the groundbreaking work he did with his brother Terence, the great raconteur of wide-reaching philosophical ideas, and how people can benefit from a small trip into Neverland.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Tarotize: The Menopausal Witch Spread

I haven't tried this yet but can't wait to see what will be revealed...Tarotize: The Menopausal Witch Spread

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Why are you so popular, Michael? | Seer Pathways

Lisa F. uses the Druid Animal oracle to answer her question:Why are you so popular, Michael? | Seer Pathways

I like this for its synchronicity -- I've been working with Archangel Michael a lot these past few days -- and the Druid Animal oracle deck, one I use frequently and like very much. I love the relationship of using animal totems with angels...

Monday, November 12, 2012

Out of the big skies: Helena author pens book on UFOs in Montana

(thanks to Lesley at The Debris Field for link.) Out of the big skies: Helena author pens book on UFOs in Montana

Joan Bird has always been interested in the big questions: Who are we? Why are we here?

She uses a combination of science and spirituality to search for answers. In the introduction to her new book, she writes: “So I have a critical mind with a great respect for knowledge and scientific method. And I am comfortable with the fact that there are some things that science just can’t explain, at least not yet. Perhaps that is why I have always had an interest in those pieces of information that don’t quite fit into the dominant worldview.”

Bird has a Ph.D. in zoology and she’s a longtime member of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. She’s worked as a conservation biologist for the Montana Environmental Information Center, The Nature Conservancy and Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

A bit of synchronicity; I had just posted the item below about the Skinwalker ranch and portals, and was thinking I should mentioned Red Gate, Montana as one of those portals. I ended up not mentioning it, but saw this link on Lesley's blog a few moments later.

Red Gate is the area investigated some time ago by researcher Jim Marrs.

Ghost Hunting Theories: Skinwalker Ranch

Ghost Hunting Theories has a post about one of my favorite paranormal high strangeness stories; the events at Skinwalker Ranch.Ghost Hunting Theories: Skinwalker Ranch

As noted in the post, portals do seem to come and go on this earth. Are they literal, psychical -- or para-physical - openings created by extraterrestrials or something more supernatural? Are they, as GHT asks, something to do with the earth itself? Or, as my conspiratorial mind leans towards, in part manipulations by deep psy ops? Some combination of the above.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Binnall of America: All Its Goodness...

Just a reminder to check out Tim Binnall's site. The current audio interview is with Nick Redfern, and there are lots of great columns, including of course, Lesley's Grey Matters, Richele's Medusa's Ladder, and my Trickster's Realm. Binnall of America

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Tarotize: Tarot Reversals - And Why I Don't Use Them

Lisa Frideborg Lloyd at Tarotize writes about the use, or non-use, of reversals in her spreads. I'm glad to have read this article; this is an area I've never been sure about. Opinions on this vary among readers, and ultimately, it's up to the individual whether or not to read reversals. Intuitively, I've always been of the opinion the reversals aren't such a heavy thing. That's a danger with reversals; that they're interpreted so literally as "bad." Tarotize: Tarot Reversals - And Why I Don't Use Them

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

From Tarotize: Calling All Seers, Oracles and Prophets!

I was pretty surprised -- thought not really since of course I've long ago come to expect synchronicities -- to read this post from Lisa Lloyd at Tarotize:Tarotize: Calling All Seers, Oracles and Prophets! I've been discussing this and going through this very issue intensely the past couple of days.
I believe that we, as tarot readers, need to stop belittling ourselves and our skills. We are seers and have skills and talents that people need. We are psychically and metaphysically in the know. And if we have honed those skills, we are able to help people tremendously in their day-to-day lives as well as when they are undergoing traumatic events. If you are a tarot reader and not willing to step up to the position of spiritual guide, then please put your cards away.

You were drawn to use the Tarot (or the Runes, Playing Cards, Dice, Pendulum, Tea Leaves etc) as part of your calling.

Said calling is Divine and ordained by the Everlasting.

You have a gift. It is unique. It helps you connect the dots between seen and unseen worlds. Not everyone can do this. Not everyone wants this gift. But every single soul on this planet will need this gift at one point or another in their lives. This is where you come in.

Thank you Lisa. And I love that image she used on her blog, which is why I've stolen it and posted it here. :)

Vintage Fortune Telling Images

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year, and always has been. I love the smell of dead leaves and the pattern of branches against a grey sky, and the chilly breezes that make it possible to wear all my favorite sweaters again. The colors are amazing -- vivid blue skies, bright white clouds, glowing orange pumpkins and intense purple asters.

I especially love Halloween itself. It's so much fun dressing up in costume, decorating, carving Jack-O-Lanterns and eating baked pumpkin seeds. I also love spending the weeks leading up to Halloween wallowing in ghost stories, ideally on a cold, rainy day with a candle next to me, a cup of fragrant hot tea in my hand, and a warm, snoring cat on my lap.

There's a deeper layer to common Halloween images. When we dress up as ghosts, we should look at ourselves and make sure we aren't really the same, just existing after the life has left us. Are we doing the work we love? Are we surrounded by people we love? Do we spend our time doing things that matter to us, with passion?

How about zombies? They're pretty hip these days, and not only in the movies. Look around -- we're all the walking dead in some ways, not even seeing the world around us, only plugged in to our cell phones and laptops. Take a moment sometime to turn off your phone and go for a walk, really experience the beauty around you. Feel the spirit on the wind, let it rush through you and enervate you.

Don't be a Frankenstein monster, either. As we grow, we all look around at other people, see what we like and what we admire, and try to incorporate those qualities into ourselves. That's normal. But be careful not to overdo it -- you don't want to end up as a hodgepodge of pieces taken from others, animated with some sort of artificial life that allows you to shamble through your day, but lacking the grace that comes from your own inner light.

Letting your inner light shine will also keep you from becoming a vampire. It's great fun to put on white makeup (with or without sparkles!) and red lipstick and fake fangs. But while you're spending time with others, learning from them what you want to create in your own life, use your own energy to do it -- don't draw it off from others. When you're in touch with your own bliss, energy overflows and you have more than enough to do all you want and to share. That's how you know you're on the right track. If you're not feeling that, try different things until you do feel it. You owe it to the world -- others are counting on you to show them how to find their own inner joy as well!

This Halloween, take a moment to breathe, to feel the energies of the earth and the cosmos, to get in tune with it. Take advantage of the waning moon and the shortening days to listen to your own intuition and to learn who you really are behind the mask. In the spring, when the tides turn again, you'll be able to sprout your new self, to come to fruition in the new year. That's what all good witches know -- and it's perfectly okay to be one of them.  :)

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Oral Sex, Yoga, and God's Eternal Wrath: Inside the New Hipster Megachurch That Tells Modern Women to Submit | Alternet

When I saw the link with headline on Facebook (Andrew Colvin's Mothy Talk to be precise) I thought it was, well, not what it is. You have to love the name game juxtaposition-synchronicity of the place: Mars Hill. Oral Sex, Yoga, and God's Eternal Wrath: Inside the New Hipster Megachurch That Tells Modern Women to Submit | Alternet
The church’s blend of pop culture and strict Calvinist doctrine allows congregants to occupy a unique, rebellious niche between middle-aged conservative Christians and their secular liberal contemporaries. Mars Hill members talk about sex, drink alcohol, get tattoos, and swear. They listen to Fleet Foxes; they love Star Wars and graffiti art. They also believe homosexuality is a sin, men are meant to lead, and wives must submit to their husbands as the church submits to God.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Stuart Wilde: 'Harry Potter & The Globlet of Filth'

I haven't read any of the books Wilde comments on; neither the Shades of Grey trilogy or Rowlings' The Casual Vacancy. But both offend Wilde:

Harry Potter & The Globlet of Filth | Stuart Wilde | The Official Author Website: you see the S and M filth you spread to turn a buck, and the degradation of the feminine spirit you promoted, and God she says to you, “What was this disgusting performance of yours for greed, fame and notoriety? Explain yourself.”

One could only truly comment after reading the books for themselves, but it isn't a given that something is a "...degradation of the feminine spirit..." if it's erotica, or "soft porn."  I have no idea if either author does, as Wilde believes, "degrade the feminine spirit" (and what of the male spirit?)  since I haven't read the books mentioned. I am always a bit amused when a male decides what is "degrading" to a female. Let us judge that for ourselves. Even then, that will invite passionate debate. One's enjoyable sexual exploration is another's horror.

Juxtaposed with Wilde's comments is his promo for his own work:
Masculine and Feminine Spirituality by Stuart Wilde
“With verve and confident authority, Stuart Wilde speaks on the innate duality weaving through our spiritual and sexual lives as he guides you into worlds of mysticism. He gives you insights on how to tap into the power of the ancients…”

With "verve" and "confident authority"?? That reeks of patriarchal self-assurance.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Home Alone at Sanctuary

A true ghost story by my friend Sandy Penny.  Enjoy!
Home Alone at Sanctuary | Sun Manor Sanctuary

Friday, October 19, 2012

Flying Monkeys!

Alfred Lehmberg: UFOs In Particular...

Friend of Women of Esoterica Alfred Lehmberg writes yet another wonderful piece on what will go on in UFO Land. Posted at, among other places, UFO Proletariat, Lehmberg writes on the whys of so-called "carnival" characters within UFOlogy.The UFO Proletariat: UFOs In Particular...
The ostensibly "serious" and "respected" learned of our torrid and anxious community decries the "carnival atmosphere" of studies "paranormal" in general and UFOs in particular. These persons aforementioned—self-assured that they are at the cutting edge of reasonable entelechy—bemoan the tolerated huckster. They lament the lack of qualified peer review. They weep regarding the "provoked disinterest of mainstream science." Finally, they rather toothlessly bewail the incorrigibly inconsistent and even damaging protocols employed by suspicious "amateurs" in the field. How dare they?

Continuing, Lehmberg offers us a theory:
All have their personal favorites, from Meier to Greer et al. We all know who "they" are or have been, and many of us attendant to the "paranormal" have even been labeled, ourselves, rightly or wrongly, as "hucksters,"—or worse—at one time or another. But why are these "first-wash hoaxsters" with us, at all, those who seem to—so inexplicably—rise again from "complete discredit's" blazing censure bonfire; how do they return and then puzzlingly linger?

I think I can offer a reasonable answer. Here it is: These rise again, return and linger quite simply, reader, because there is nothing or no one of effectual quality—as might be provided by credentialed academia or qualifying authority—to take their place! Yes. The officiators of our mainstream society—ironically compiling and providing for their own discredit—remain very suspiciously moot on these compelling subjects, except to cast moronic, unimaginative, and non-scientific aspersions on same. ...And what's up with that?

Consider, reader, the current skepti-puppy "darling," Bow-Tied Bill Nye—The (erstwhile) "Science Guy." In a nutshell, Nye does not read "UFO Dean" Stanton Friedman's books, for example, because Friedman's books are, in the words of uber-skeptic Michael Shermer, "...Ridiculous nonsense apart from good science and a distracting foolishness serving only for the destruction of same."

But I don't want to hijack or give away, nor dilute by editing. So read it for yourself, in its entirety.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Ancient Mysteries Tonight on Coast to Coast AM

Tonight, on C2C, host George Noory with guest Adrian Gilbert.Ancient Mysteries - Shows - Coast to Coast AM:
One of the world’s foremost researchers and writers on the subject of ancient mysteries, Adrian Gilbert, will discuss the magical powers of objects such as the Ark of the Covenant and the Stone of Destiny, which he claims is linked to the pyramids of Egypt, and the Druids.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

UFO Magazine: Adam Gorightly Interview with UFO Researcher/Contactee Cherry Hinkle

Adam Gorightly has a good piece over at the UFO Magazine blog. It's an interview with UFO researcher Cherry Hinkle, who's been looking into UFOs for a very long time. Hinkle is both a researcher and a contactee. UFO Magazine - UFO Magazine Blog - From Jahel to Dulce: The Fascinating Life of Cherry Hinkle.

I have been a contactee since a preschool child. Beings contacted me every two years; no matter if I lived in the United States or elsewhere. At the age of 8, I was reading the works of Madame Helene Blavatsky, and understanding the occult. The unusual and the paranormal was my average day.

By the early 1960’s I had already experienced enough unusual events that I felt confident I would never be unnerved by a strange event. But I was mistaken.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Artist MIchele Witchipoo: The Three of Swords

The Three of Swords, by Michele Witchipoo

Michele Witchipoo is an artist; comic books, creator of Psycho Bunny,
and more. She recently shared her version of The Three of Swords, minor arcana Tarot. I like it; if there's a deck coming from Witchipoo, I'm going to order it!

Visit her site; she has lots of artwork and you can order Psycho Bunny, among others, as well as commission art work.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

When is a Tarot Deck Not a Tarot Deck?

When is a Tarot Deck Not a Tarot Deck?
The definition of a tarot deck varies quite a bit from person to person. The bare bones definition is a deck of 78 cards: 22 majors and 56 minors (of four suits, ace – 10, and four courts per suit).

There have been, historically, deviations. An example is a Minchiate deck, which has 40 majors, plus the Fool. Modern deck designers have played with this structure as well, sometimes adding a few cards to the majors or adding a court to the minors, or even an entire fifth suit. Some would argue these are not tarot decks.

I've never considered it much of an issue; a Tarot deck is a deck that follows the rules mentioned at the top of the article. I use the term "oracle decks" -- such as the Druid Animal deck, among others, -- to describe cards used in readings, but just not strictly a Tarot deck. I often prefer oracle decks; this fit my style, more fluid. But of course I used Tarot as well!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Occult Aspects of 9/11 : Federal Jack

The Occult Aspects of 9/11 : Federal Jack

image from

(FEDERALJACK) On this edition of DTRH Popeye goes over the occult aspects of 9/11 with guest Mark Passio exposing that it was more than just a false flag terror attack, it was a massive ritual with the victims being a blood sacrifice with the intent to destroy “CARE” otherwise known as the sacred feminine. Take the time to listen to this broadcast so you can have a full understanding of what happened that day and what has been going on since. The pictures that appear are the slides that Mark Passio references during the interview, so they are in the video and posted below the video as a visual for the listener.

Slide show of imagery at link. Worth exploring.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The 'C' Influence: The BOOK, BLOG, And MagazIne Side Of The C Influence

The C Influence blog, one I and Lesley Gunter here at Women of Esoterica have contributed to in the past, has been quiet for some time. But it looks like things are waking up over there. Take a look: The 'C' Influence: The BOOK, BLOG, And MagazIne Side Of The C Influence

I hope to get inspired; us bloggers tend to get distracted and busy and we can inspire each other as we make our way through the Blogging Realm.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Story Telling: Reading the cards

I like this technique; taking three cards and telling a story about the images.Tarotize: How to Read the Tarot in Just 5 Minutes

Friday, September 21, 2012

Girls beat up Iran cleric over dress code -

Girls beat up Iran cleric over dress code -

Tehran, Iran (CNN) -- They may be a far cry from their Western counterparts fighting for the acceptance to breast-feed -- or go topless -- in public, but two girls clobbered a cleric recently in a small town in Iran when he admonished one of them to cover herself more completely.
The cleric said he asked "politely," but the girl's angry reaction and some pugilistic double-teaming with her friend landed the holy man in the hospital, according to an account Monday in the semiofficial Mehr News Agency.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Red Pills of the Week — September 15th | Mysterious Universe

Lots of Fortean and esoteric items at Red Pill Junkie's "Red Pills of the Week" at Mysterious Universe: Red Pills of the Week — September 15th | Mysterious Universe

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Kendall Carver, founder of International Cruise Victims on Binnall Audio

This is one interview you have to hear. Very personal, tragic and important. Chilling, really incredible. binnall of america : audio: Kendall Carver, founder of International Cruise Victims

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tessa Dick - Member Profile |

If you have a moment, read and vote on Tessa Dick's articles and reviews. It won't cost you anything but it will help her out. Thank you.Tessa Dick - Member Profile |

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Debris Field

Lesley's back! Check out all the links to anomalous news at her blog The Debris Field:The Debris Field. Among the links; The Daily Grail turns 14! and Tessa Dick's 'Lobster Report' at Tessa Dick Presents.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

YUFOLOGY: Chasing UFO's...

Tina Sena's post from July on Chasing UFOs.YUFOLOGY: Chasing UFO's...

And the quote of the day, from Tina, that I shall post all over the place:
"...searching/hunting/investigating UFO's isn't a job for a handful of "experts".

It's a job for every interested person on this planet.

Vampires, Gay Rights, and the Politics of True Blood - Mystic Politics

Vampires, Gay Rights, and the Politics of True Blood - Mystic Politics

Friday, August 24, 2012

binnall of america : audio Adam Gorightly

Right now over at Binnall of America; listen to the podcast with Adam Gorightly!binnall of america : audio

Random things

Little postings here and there on my sphere o' blogs: UFO-Mary, Animal Forteana, Octopus Confessional, SkeptiWatch, Mothman Flutterings. I have a new Trickster's Realm column on last night's C2C. The segment with skeptic-debunker Edward, really dismal. What was with Noory's pandering? Anyway, I rant about all that on TR. Not sure when Tim will put it up but should be up Monday. This Sunday I'll be a guest on Strange Frequencies. Yes, I'll admit I'm nervous!

Friday, August 17, 2012

BBC News - Gay parades banned in Moscow for 100 years

Three female performance artists from Pussy Riot have been sentenced for three years in prison for offending the church and general public order of things. On the heels of that is this ruling:BBC News - Gay parades banned in Moscow for 100 years

The Moscow city government argues that the gay parade would risk causing public disorder and that most Muscovites do not support such an event.

The public order must be protected!

BBC News - Pussy Riot members jailed for two years for hooliganism

Disturbing and disappointing news. Three members of Pussy Riot --- Maria Alyokhina, 24, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Yekaterina Samutsevich,   --- have been sentenced to two years in prison for their performance.BBC News - Pussy Riot members jailed for two years for hooliganism

The headline reads "...jailed for ... hooliganism" but the judge added that their "hooliganism" "crudely undermined social order."

Scary that anyone can be jailed for political protest that conflicts with the rule of the land. Equally frightening is the fact that one can be jailed for "offending" religions. In Pussy Riot's case, their protest was seen as "hooliganism" but not just; as the judge said, "...the act had been one of blasphemy, not politics."

The women have international supporters, including musicians like Madonna and Paul McCartney. But there are plenty of religious fanatics who think justice has been served:
One, Igor Kim, told the BBC News website from Moscow: "Shouting and screaming and spreading hate in Church is unacceptable and is contrary with Christian ethics."

Hardly need to point out the obvious that sending people to prison for three years for expressing their opinions is not "Christian ethics."

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

See Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' and 'Wizard of Oz' Together |

One of my favorite movies, one I've seen dozens of times. And one of my all time favorite groups (which I was fortunate enough to see in concert decades ago.) But nope, I tried this years ago, and just didn't synch up. Fun trying though. See Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' and 'Wizard of Oz' Together |

BBC News - Member of Russian band Pussy Riot falls ill at trial

Women on trial in Russia for protesting against Putin:BBC News - Member of Russian band Pussy Riot falls ill at trial
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Mariya Alekhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich were taken into custody in February after performing a protest song against President Vladimir Putin at Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral.

The song outraged the Russian Orthodox Church, which accused them of blasphemy. Supporters say the case reflects the state's growing intolerance of government opponents.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Lost pendant: Just an odd little coincidence

This is really nothing but just this side of weird enough to note. Around this past April, I had misplaced a necklace. Nothing special at all, I just really liked the thing; a small bronze glittery ball on a bronze colored chain. I looked everywhere, couldn't find it. Looked in all the places: all my purses, my jewelry dresser thing, drawers, under the bed, you name it. It seemed to be lost. Every now and then I'd go and look again but it never turned up.

This morning, as I was doing the dishes, I had the random thought "I really want to find my necklace!" Then I put it out of my mind. This afternoon, I picked up my large canvas bag I use as an overnight bag. I had tossed it on a chair when I returned from an overnight visit out of town a couple of days ago. I pick up the bag to put it in the closet, and, as I'm zipping it up, I notice something sparkly on top of the zipper. There it is, the little bronze necklace! It was just like someone had specifically placed it there. I was very surprised of course -- no idea where it could have come from! -- but was grateful and made sure I said so to whoever, or whatever, it was that put it there for me to find.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Kithra's Krystal Kave: Olympic Opening Ceremony

Kithra's Krystal Kave: Olympic Opening Ceremony
I watched the first hour of the Olympics’ Opening Ceremony last night, before turning it off in disgust. I thought it was dreadful, and boring, and lacking in continuity. While I appreciate the theme behind it, I found the actual show itself simply terrible. However, it seems that, for the most part, the media had given it nothing but high praise. Apparently, a third of the UK population watched it, but how it was understood by the one billion people around the world who saw it, I can only guess. A great many of them must have been left very bemused.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy World UFO Day!

World UFO Day - What, where, why and when?

Why does Rense link to this stuff? 'Gay Mormons Leave Church. Who Cares?'

Henry Makow used to be the darling of Jeff, but some tiff occurred between them and Rense no longer links to Henry Makow. (For those unfamilair with Makow, he writes homo-phobic, anti-feminist, misosgynistic and anti-Semitic pieces that, regardless of the main theme of any given article, are summarized with the conclusion that these crimes against society are the work of commie-lesbo-Jew-Illluminati-Satanists.) Unfortunately, as we know, there is no lack of bigots out there and Rense has simply continued linking to such people; one such person is Paul A. Drockton M.A. In the following blog, he rants about gay Mormons leaving the church, and for Drockton, that's a good thing:Paul Drockton: Gay Mormons Leave Church. Who Cares?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

alienviews: The Porcine "Status Quo."

Alfred Lehmberg's latest: alienviews: The Porcine "Status Quo." As always I'm relecutant to choose a quote only because it wouldn't do the piece justice. Out of context, a bit, and there's so much wonderful stuff before and after. But I'll give you the beginning and you'll need to visit Alfred's site for the rest:
One pays his price for thinking thoughts regarding "ebbs" and "flows" of an inculcated gracelessness we've come to know and loath. This "inculcated gracelessness" is from the "top," my friends, to cloud our sensibilities to the facts of their pretense. What are the smooth mechanics of this "system" as bestowed? Why, it's the gravid sociopathy of their porcine "status quo"!
UFOs are surly counter to this *fog* as it's contrived... fog "few" prefer as "blessing," but by "most" is most despised. There is much—indeed awry—in "wisdom of convention," so "Status Quo" on UFOs? Beyond all comprehension.
I like that: "... the gravid sociopathy of their porcine "status quo"! "

alienviews: The Porcine "Status Quo."

Monday, June 25, 2012

Binnall of America: Bruce Zabel

Podcast with Bruce Zabel, and lots of great reading!Binnall of America

hidden experience: Who is Wendy Krissy Aliens UFOs?

Mike Clelland asks very good questions about a fake UFO-naut. Wendy Krissy Aliens is on FB and friending many. Why? Who, and all that. Should we be paranoid? What's the motive? Down the rabbit hole . . .hidden experience: Who is Wendy Krissy Aliens UFOs?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Mike Clelland's Sci-Fi Women in Tubes

Here's the link to Mike's blog: (see post below)Sci-Fi Women in Tubes

Vintage U.F.O. Dynamic View Look

Inspired by Mike Clelland's Women in Tubes blog -- which is a fantastic blog! -- I switched to the 'Dynamic Views' look for my blog Vintage U.F.O.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Lesley Gunter: Is It Raining Men?

Lesley's latestgrey matters column at Tim Binnall's site.
As most of you know - I love men! So don't take this as some sort of cut of all men, but frankly, there is a reason why men who listen to too much Alex Jones probably don't get laid.

Trying to come up with something to write about, I put that need out on Facebook and I wasn't disappointed. Someone on Facebook felt I should write about the NWO, but it wasn't until the discussion turned to women's rights and contraception and he referred to the "prison planet" and "population control" as part of a mass plan by the NWO to control things that I came up with something to write about. Although, it isn't in the way he had hoped.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Sharon Lee's Bigfoot Project

Cool idea using Kickstarter, something I and Jim have been thinking about using for our creative projects. Here's one from Sharon Lee, Ms. Bigfoot reporter herself. You can donate anything from $1.00 on up.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Femina Forteana Name Game: 'Jackie' the Ripper: Was the Infamous Serial Killer a Woman?

And her name was Lizzie, sharing the first name of another infamous killer, Lizzie Borden. 'Jackie' the Ripper: Was the Infamous Serial Killer a Woman? There's still the royal connection; this Lizzie the Ripper was married to Sir John Williams, a physician.
John Morris, a retired lawyer living in Ireland, has implicated Lizzie Williams, the wife of the physician Sir John Williams, who was himself labeled a Ripper suspect in a 2005 book. Morris claims Lizzie killed the prostitutes out of anger over being infertile. Despair over her condition is also what drove her to remove the wombs of three of her victims.

Tantalizing as this new theory may be, other Ripperologists have decried the notion.

In his book, "Jack The Ripper: The Hand Of A Woman" (Seren, 2012), Morris cites as evidence the fact that none of the five murdered prostitutes was sexually assaulted, and that the personal items of one, Annie Chapman, were laid out at her feet "in a feminine manner." Moreover, three small buttons from a woman's boot were found in blood near the body of another victim, and remnants of women's clothing, including a cape, skirt and hat, were found in the fireplace ashes of a third victim, Mary Kelly. These items did not belong to the victims.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Blog find: UFO Chick

Found this new blog by "UFO Chick", thanks to Mike Clelland at hidden experience:UFO Chick.

Tarotize: Top Five Tips for Your Metaphysical Business

Tarotize: Top Five Tips for Your Metaphysical Business
Yesterday's post by fellow Energy Worker and holistic blogger Pip Miller really got me thinking. She describes her struggles and not knowing how to make ends meet although she so clearly is on the path of her calling. Her post, 'I'm Lost, Are You?' got an enormous response, simply because most of us can relate but not many of us have the courage to talk about it. It goes against the grain of 'positive New Age thinking.'

Calling a spade a spade isn't being negative or denying oneself prosperity though - it's an honest search for answers and trying to make sense out of what is happening. There are real life situations that completely preclude a spiritual bypass. One such scenario is not being able to pay the bills in spite of having worked 50-60 hour weeks in order to make your business take off.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

March 31, 2012 | Future Theater

Dr. Lynne Kitei was Future Theater's last weeks guest. Take a listen:March 31, 2012 | Future Theater

?As predicted, we had a great talk with Dr. Lynne Kitei tonight! You will learn a lot more about this amazing phenomnon call The Phoenix Lights. It is not just a one-night sighting by a few individuals, including Dr. Lynne.

Instead, it was -- is -- something that was witnessed by thousands of people in person and then countless millions as a result of this documentary and subsequent news reports. It was -- is -- also something that is profound and much more complex than is generally known."

Enjoy the interview!

The Murder of Mary Magdalene and the Hidden Encryption in Art — World Mysteries Blog

The Murder of Mary Magdalene and the Hidden Encryption in Art — World Mysteries Blog

Friday, April 13, 2012

Joni Mitchell to quit music to help Morgellons sufferers -

Joni Mitchell to quit music to help Morgellons sufferers -
Legendary singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell has said she is 'trying' to quit the music business to help out sufferers of Morgellons disease ' an illness she first publicly admitted to having in 2010.

'Two nights ago, I went out for the first time since Dec. 23: I don't look so bad under incandescent light, but I look scary under daylight,' she said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.

'In America, the Morgellons is always diagnosed as 'delusion of parasites,' and they send you to a psychiatrist,' she added later. 'I'm actually trying to get out of the music business to battle for Morgellons sufferers to receive the credibility that's owed to them.'

Monday, April 9, 2012

Tina Sena: Esotericana Column on Binnall of America

Something Funny Happened on the Way to Enlightenment...

I am going to tell you a story. It may... or it may not... be true. It happened. Or it didn't. Doesn't matter anymore because everyone's telling it in one way or another. Some guy brings it up at a party and all of a sudden some other guy's already written a book. Meanwhile, some other guy, just as random, maybe not, has created a career out of selling tchotchkes to commemorate the story. What story? The story I am about to tell. The one that may or may not have happened.

Wisconsin Equal Pay Law Repealed Because "Money Is More Important For Men" | Care2 Causes

I thought this was a joke at first, it's so unbelievable:Wisconsin Equal Pay Law Repealed Because "Money Is More Important For Men" | Care2 Causes

Deviant Moon Tarot Borderless Deck?

I love the Deviant Moon deck. Patrick Valenza, the deck's creator, is thinking of putting out a borderless deck. Which I love. Even though I already have the DM deck, I would purchase the borderless one as well. Very beautiful. (I tried to leave a comment at the site but gave up after several tries.) Deviant Moon Tarot Borderless Deviant Moon Deck?

Saturday, March 31, 2012

UFO Magazine's Nancy Birnes on Paratopia (and lets David Jacobs have it, apparently)

Animal Forteana: UFO Magazine's Nancy Birnes on Paratopia (and lets David Jacobs have it, apparently)

I'm just listening now, be sure you do as well. Nancy is amazing and doesn't hold back at all. And, as always, Vaeni and Ritzmann don't either. Jacobs needs to be called out. Still. And they're doing it.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Kithra's Back at Last!

Glad to know kithra is back; read her latest here:Kithra's Krystal Kave, where you'll find links to "Alien Big Cats and UK Government" among other items.

Frame 352: On Texas Cryptid Hunter: "21 Degrees Between Bigfoot and You"

Frame 352: On Texas Cryptid Hunter: "21 Degrees Between Bigfoot and You"

" Don't Tell Anyone About your Arsenal/Preperations" via piglipstick

My comments inspired by a link on the piglipstick blog about medical personnel asking patients if they own guns or not. Slightly sticky topic: who likes guns? Well, a lot of people, obviously. I don't, not very much. And the whole gun culture -- no thanks. But as I comment at my blog Octopus Confessional, there have been times when I've considered owning a gun, and I will make sure I own one, and know how to use it correctly, when I move to the country. That aside, this article isn't a question of the right or wrongness of owning guns, but the our personal freedoms and an ever increasing fascist government. I may have mixed feelings about guns, but I am very clear on the individuals' right to own, or not own, one, and it's no one's business if they do or not. Octopus Confessional: piglipstick: Don't Tell Anyone About your Arsenal/Preparations

Octopus Confessional: The Latest Grinding Down

Octopus Confessional: The Latest Grinding Down

We've come to take it as a matter of course that any potential job hire requires a drug test. No matter the type of job; you will be drug tested. Most of the time reasons for rejection of the employee, based on the drug test results, are not given. Too bad if your medications or diet influence the test results. The insurance companies have sold the rest of us the lie, long ago, that drug testing is good for society. For both consumers and worker bees. A huge load of crap of course but, along with the tragic and failed War on Drugs, the two -- big biz and the anti-drug campaigns -- we've come to accept that drug testing is just part of the process.
  Rest at Octopus Confessional.

"Paranoia runs deep . . . " not that there's anything wrong with that.

Octopus Confessional: Pa. church conducts mock kidnapping on youth group - ABC27 WHTM

Another fake attack on students:Octopus Confessional: Pa. church conducts mock kidnapping on youth group - ABC27 WHTM

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Skeptiko – Science at the Tipping Point 165. Dr. Caroline Watt Defends, There is Nothing Paranormal About Near-Death Experiences

Alex Tsakiris interviews Dr. Caroline Watt on her research - which is weak and lacking, it appears, and is Tsakiris' point -- into NDEs:Skeptiko – Science at the Tipping Point: Blog Archive 165. Dr. Caroline Watt Defends, There is Nothing Paranormal About Near-Death Experiences

Audio and print versions on the site.

I must say, Dr. Watt comes off as obtuse, playing the "I'm a real skeptic" game while of course, defending the skeptoid anti-paranormal realm with all her might. Host Tsakiris doesn't let that stop him however.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Alcatraz Stories

My new Trickster's Realm column is now up at Binnall of America:Alcatraz Stories
Fox's Alcatraz, is one of the new shows I find myself enjoying. Mainly because it's about Alcatraz; the conspiracy/mystery part is a bonus. (A Trickster moment: the lead role is played by Sam Neill; on The Dead Files last Friday, the psychic did an investigation of Alcatraz, and found that one of the prisoners (or was it a guard? I don't recall) was named Sam Neill.)

I've had a fascination with Alcatraz since I was a child. A combination of factors probably contribute to this interest: a love of all things watery, the mystery of the island as prison, growing up in Los Angeles, the 1969 Native American take over (which is rarely if ever mentioned on shows about the island, particulary if it's a program about hauntings. Whether that's out of respect or political, as in propaganda, I'm not sure) and ... the nuns.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

New blog: Ecto-Ville

I can't believe I did it, but I have a new blog about ghosts and related ghostly things: Ecto-Ville

Sunday, March 4, 2012

I will be the guest for Trice Sheridan's 3/9/12 show A Global Focus, please listen!

Not desperate sounding at all!

But Trice is a class act, I really admire her interviewing style and consider her one of the greats in the UFO radio community. Very honored to be asked to be on her show. If you have never heard it before, it should be an envigorating evening of pointed and articulate questions from the host. The archive will be posted to Joe Montaldo's radio network immediately after it airs.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Octopus Confessional: U.S. Officers Killed in Retaliation for Koran Burn...

Octopus Confessional: U.S. Officers Killed in Retaliation for Koran Burn...: U.S. Officers Killed in Retaliation for Koran Burning Two American officers were shot dead at close range in Afghanistan's Interior Ministr...

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012 'Should Henry Makow be permanently banned from the Internet? | Henry Makow Watch'

Wow. I've been ranting for years about "Mad Makow," as I've liked to call him. And now this: Should Henry Makow be permanently banned from the Internet? | Henry Makow Watch I haven't been following this story too closely; I have no idea what exactly it is that went on. From what I gather, Jeff Rense has washed his hands of Makow. When once Rense had, each day, link after link after link to various surreal misogynist homo-phobic anti-Semitic "essays" by Makow (or his "contributors") those links have abruptly ceased. Now Rense has links leading to calls for Makow's Internet demise, as in the above. (See previous post.)

I think Makow is fucking fruit loop loony tunes. Like, crazy, Daddy-O. Even mildly dangerous and certainly highly disturbing. But ya just can't ban people from the internet. Once we go down that road, ... well, you know. And if you don't, well, you're as ignorant as Makow and his supporters.

Ah, conspiracy alarmist internet drama!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Paul Drockton M.A. Who "Turned" Henry Makow?

Not that I much care; they're all nuts as far as I'm concerned, but here's more on the saga of Henry Makow, and by extension, Rense:Paul Drockton M.A. Who "Turned" Henry Makow?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Modern Book Burning: Banning Natural Medicine in Educational Institutions | Gaia Health

Modern Book Burning: Banning Natural Medicine in Educational Institutions | Gaia Health

(And some say athesism/skepticism isn't a religion...)
An Australian group of doctors and modern medical researchers call themselves Friends of Science in Medicine. They have set themselves up as the arbiters of what may or may not be taught, and what modes of treatment insurance companies may cover. To this end, they are calling for the end of alternative medicine training in universities.

Their attacks include any and all alternatives: traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy, chiropractic, naturopathic, and aromatherapy. What all of these therapies have in common is that they’re a threat to the chosen modality of the FOSM: often deadly conventional medicine based on Big Pharma’s toxic drugs and invasive treatments.

If they were truly confident in their field, it’s hard to believe that they’d have the slightest concern about the teaching of alternatives. Instead, they’re using jackbooted methods in an attempt to destroy the competition.

Article provides link to protest the would-be censors.

Sinister Orbs?

My new Trickster's Realm is now up at Tim Binnall's Binnall of America.

Are orange orbs negative "entities?" Read more here.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

UFO-Mary: Philip Coppens: The Atheist Religion

UFO-Mary: Philip Coppens: The Atheist Religion

Alfred Lehmberg on Abductions: UFO Magazine Blog - ...The "You" You'd�Recuse...

Another great piece by Alfred Lehmberg: UFO Magazine - UFO Magazine Blog - ...The "You" You'd Recuse...
Think what you want, friend, regarding *Abduction*. A nest full of liars, mistaken, or cursed? Consider them making a play for your dollar, not worthy your notice—revolting, or worse?
Then make them a scapegoat? Make them your clowns! Make them embarrassed? Make them suffer your frowns!
Use them, abuse them—assign "yellow stars"! Mock them as bar-flies from Venus or Mars! Do what you will to stay 'comfy' and 'safe.' Lie to yourself! Pretend it's you, brave!

I don't know if Alfred has considered this, but I think it'd be great if he put together, thematically for example, his work as a collection. E-book or what have you.

There is no investigation! You've maintained that it's unneeded! No one's even *looking*! "Looks" entreat and beg, beleaguered! No one has the *courage* 'cause they know it's unrewarding. Ford knows *that* kind of courage is discouraged—MAIMED, and thwarting!


Lesley often posts a "Blog Quiz of the Day" at her blog The Debris Field. She received this one; I took the quiz too and, as often happens when I take Lesely's quizzes, got the same result. Great minds!

You Are 65% Witch

You've got some pretty witchy stuff going on.

Even if you're not a witch, you've got to admit that you're a little freaky.

You have a strong independent streak - social norms be damned. More power to you.

Luckily, the time when you would have been burned at the stake has passed!


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Animal Forteana: The Grey

I really dislike rants about books or film where the ranter hasn't read the book or seen the film. But I'm breaking my own rule. Furthermore, I love Liam Neeson. Love him, and I've forgiven him for getting that glazed, empty-eyed plastic surgery job that he got a few years ago. In spite of that awful eye job, he's still dreamy. However, it's impossible to forgive him for starring in a movie like The Grey, which is -- I assume, based on the previews -- basically, Moby Dick. Only on land, and with a wolf and not a whale. No, I haven't seen the movie, and I probably won't, unless it's late and it comes on cable and I think "what the hell..."

The rest at my blog Animal Forteana: Animal Forteana: The Grey

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Skeptics on Strieber: Magonia Blog

Expected review of Strieber; comments left, including one by Strieber himself who remarks that if riches were to be had from exploring and sharing one's anomalous experiences, he wouldn't have had to declare bankruptcy or lose his home, etc.

I have a couple of thoughts on the skeptoid's responses to experiencers of the strange. Those of us who experience a variety of weirdness are somehow fabricators, because of the variety of strangeness. Ghosts and UFOs and entities and telepathy and ....? It's all too much. Therefore, it's all crap. It doesn't seem to occur to them that there might be clues to the enigma in all that seeming variety of experience.

The second thought: that some of these memories, experiences and travels through one's own anomalous journey might be, at times, manipulated by humans. Yep, I do indeed mean sinister forces. It often seems beyond possibility for debunkers to consider that there is an orchestrated manipulation of phenomena by psychotic and sociopathic humans. THE MAGONIA BLOG: THE STRIEBER ENIGMA

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Yoga, pt 2

OK, so more about yoga.  I went to my first official yoga class the other night and it was possibly even more amazing that my private consultation.  The form of yoga I am taking is rather new (mixed with old, of course), it is Dahn Yoga.  A mixture of yoga, tai chi and meditation.

I hope to some day meet the creator of this form of yoga, Ilchi Lee.

Not because he is necessarily a genius, but because he has managed to merge common sense, intuitive methods that most people may in some way instinctively know but shrug off as being woo-woo.  I include myself in that.  In a certain way that is genius.

Aside from the yoga and tai chi, this is the first time ever that someone has explained mediation to me in a way that makes sense. Previously I avoided anything to do with meditation because I did not feel that I could do it.  Last night at class, I literally was worried that I had to keep a grip to prevent having an OBE, which I would rather do in the privacy of my own home.  Perhaps some day I will be more open about that.

Oh, and my instructor, Jo, she is just awesome!  Someone you would hope to be teaching you and not someone you are just stuck with.

Most of all - The pain in my neck and back are totally gone.  I am going to guess that a lot of that was stress, but also that we can heal ourselves if we are trying.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

There is always more to learn

Some days it just hits me that there is so much still to learn that I want to learn about.  That is how today was.

I had a consultation at a Body & Brain Holistic Yoga center near my house.

I once attended what was supposedly a yoga class, but it was more of an exercise class.  Well, and last summer I did some yoga at home using DVD instructors or books - that was also more like exercise.  Never felt I was doing it right either.  For some reason as I searched the internet at 4 in the morning last weekend this particular yoga center stuck out for me and not really just because it is fairly near my house.  I can't really explain why and maybe that is the esoteric part of this post.  Anyhow, I scheduled an appointment.

I had about an hour private consultation and I am amazed at how much I learned in that short time and how great I felt when I left.

Jo took time to really find out about me and what my problems were and how I was feeling.  That alone was great!

Some just little things, like most women love massages and I really kind of hate them.  I just don't like strangers touching me.  I had assumed that that was because I was some sort of cold bitch! :-)  However, Jo explained to me that it is because I am too sensitive and the energy of others really affects me.  Duh!  Once she said it, it made perfect sense!  It is totally true.  I can normally sense someone's mood or stress, even if they aren't touching me and it does affect me.

Also, I learned some really simple practices for my neck and back pain that helped so much that I can't tell you the last time I felt so relaxed and pain free!

I loved it so much that I am hoping to be able to make it to a class at least twice a week!  Will keep updating on my progress and anything interesting I learn from it.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Paranormal Elements in Jane Eyre

I received a Kindle for Christmas and have been enjoying it very much. I downloaded several books in the public domain; including one of my favorite novels, Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. I've read Jane Eyre at a number of times in my life, and still find the novel a wonderful read. But for the first while reading the book I noticed several passages referencing paranormal elements. Fairies, the "green" people, black dog, Jane's feelings of a preternatural nature. So I wondered if there was anything written about this and Googled "paranormal elements in Jane Eyre" and this is the first thing that came up on the Burnt Toast Film blog; a post from 2009: (I don't think the blog is active.): Paranormal Elements in Jane Eyre and the Realm of the Feminine.