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Spider Medicine (Arachnid Arcanum)

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Awkward Beginnings

Meeting a new animal spirit guide is always a deeply cathartic experience, and my recent introduction to a spider spirit guide was no exception. Relationships with animal spirits are in some regards like the ones we have with people. Trust takes time to develop in both parties. There may be reluctance at first, and this was the case with my spider spirit guide and I.

I met her peripherally at first, within my psychic safe space, which consists of a lush Australian bush grove with a stream fed by a waterfall. I journey here and ground myself upon a rock in the middle of the stream to meditate and clear my mind as I await interactions with various inter-dimensional beings.

However, on this particular occasion, I felt compelled to retreat back into the dark rocky recess behind the waterfall, which serves as my…

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An above average look at the belief in astral projection


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Understanding Ghosts, Apparitions, Spirits, And Poltergeists

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This image was selected as a picture of the week on the Malay Wikipedia for the 29th week, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By: John Culbertson

In the non physical world interacting with our physical world there are ghosts, apparitions, spirits, and poltergeists.

Ghosts are spiritual presences that, through the use of energy, usually take on a physical form to interact with the physical environment. Most ghosts are not evil or bad, rather they are spiritual energies that have a message which they need to get across to someone. Many ghosts do not, in fact, even know they are ghosts and as such simply helping them to understand this is all that is needed for them to move on.

An apparition isn’t really a ghost at all! It’s more like a memory that, because of the intense emotions and circumstances surrounding it, has been locked into time and place. Thus, when you encounter an apparition interacting with it does little to no good, because nothing is really there except for the memory.

For instance, let us suppose that a man and his wife are having an argument. The man takes out a gun and shoots his wife then turns the gun on himself. Many years later, people start to notice that there is a man with a gun and they hear the shrieking of a woman and this centers around one room of this home. What we have here is not ghosts, but rather apparitions. The memory of the event is firmly trapped that particular room and when a certain amount of energy or a certain type of energy is present; that energy sets off that memory so that it plays out, like someone accidentally touching the start button on a VCR which starts playing whatever tape is in the machine.

This is sometimes called a residual haunting and the best way to end an apparition is via a good clearing, cleansing, and smudging of the area.

A spirit, unlike a ghost, usually does not take on a physical form, but exists around a person in a purely energetic form which is often only visible to someone with clairvoyance. Most spirits choose to interact with our world, to hang around loved ones, and to check in on us. Sometimes, like a ghost, they may not be aware that they have crossed over. It is usually spirits that a medium connects with.

A poltergeist, a word which means noisy ghost, is most often associated with things that people are truly frightened of. Examples of poltergeist activity include chairs moving or pictures spinning. The thing about poltergeists is that they develop due to all the energy that is in the environment. Most often, we see cases of poltergeist activity in home that have children who are just entering their teens. All that pent up sexual energy and all the changing hormones produce energy that is often uncontrolled.

Uncontrolled energy is still energy and so what happens is that uncontrolled energy ends up making pictures spin and things move. When these children learn to control their emotions and energy the so called poltergeists stop being active.

The same can be true in any environment which contains a lot of high stress or high sexual energy. When this energy is not properly grounded it can create results here in the physical world.

What this basically means is that for an estimated ninety-five percent of the population that experiences ghosts, apparitions, spirits, and poltergeists, there is no real change of harm coming to them.

Every now and again, on rare occasions, we do encounter in our physical world something of a darker type of energy that is altogether evil at its very core. These energies usually are not coming from any of the above, but rather are connected to some type of demonic energy that has been allowed into our world. Please understand the following about such energies. These energies, the majority of them, can only hurt people if the people they are preying upon allow them to do so. Likewise, it is not possible for a person to be possessed by such energy unless that particular person meddles with psychic or magickal stuff they don’t understand or they subconsciously want and therefore allow the possession to take place.

Attachments are more common than actual possessions. An attachment is a spiritual energy or entity that is attached to a person and/or vice versa. Attachments can form at almost any time, but are most often seen when a relative that a person was very close to crosses over and neither isn’t ready for the crossing to happen. Understand, not all attachments are bad or negative. They are only considered bad if the attachment ends up interfering in a person’s life of if the attachment attempts to take over or control a person’s life. Thus, just because Aunt Betty wants a person to continue giving money to her children long after she has passed away doesn’t mean that person is obligated to do as they are requested.

There are various methods of ending attachments and dealing with possessions, but the scope of which is too much for this particular article. Consider reading a good book on psychic self defense such as “Psychic Self Defense and Protection: An Energy Awareness Guide” for further answers to these topics.

About the Author

John Culbertson is a Mason and Rosicrucian who actively helps people to achieve success and happiness. He is an accomplished New Age teacher, writer and motivational speaker who has taught courses in psychic development and protection, numerology, astrology, tarot, and many other aspects of the New Age field. His recent book “Psychic Self Defense and Protection: An Energy Awareness Guide” can be found at amazon.com or here .

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Hovering

Listening to this today, I finally put my finger on what it sounds like to me. An ethereal time machine… spinning thru the centuries, hovering over different eras. Funny thing about this time machine is that it’s sorta got a personality. So that’s why I tagged it “mad computer” and “man machine” at SoundCloud.


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William James and the trivialization of religious experience

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The Appearance of the Holy Spirit before Saint Teresa of Ávila, Peter Paul Rubens (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The reason so many people trivialize religious experience (i.e. mysticism) is because, well, they’re just not “there.” By way of analogy, when the majority of people believed the earth was flat, suggesting it might be round could invoke ridicule.

Likewise, those experiencing the numinous tend to be careful, even shrewd. As Jesus told us, it’s not wise to cast your pearls before swine. But before we artificially elevate all alleged mystics to the realm of sainthood, we’d do well to remember that mysticism is tricky and prone to error.

So, in a sense, the scoffers are not entirely wrong. There are some nuts out there. And some mystics might need to tweak their worldview a bit. Like most things in life, this subject area is not a simple one. — MC

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Thoughts on Inter-dimensional Intelligences (Part 1)

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A lot of people have been connecting with me in recent weeks seeking clarity on the nature of inter-dimensional intelligences, so this seemed like a good time to whip together a little insight on some of the ones that I have encountered.

It’s hard to put experiences with inter-dimensional intelligences into words. Referring to something like Jungian archetypes is a start, but it only seems to get us so far. In this sense we at least have a paradigm from our side of the veil to relate to such things, because some inter-dimensional intelligences can reflect elements of our psychic condition, but there are others that seem to express a definite independent sense of being and motivation. So if we decide to relate to such intelligences as an extension of our own conciousness reflected in a higher dimensional source that’s fine, because we can at least start to contend with…

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Pam Reynolds’ Amazing Near-Death Experience

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By Wade C. Wilson

Skeptics who do not believe in the validity of near death experiences generally claim near death experiences are the result of an over active imagination, possibly due to neurons over-firing in an oxygen deprived state, such as might occur from drug-induced hallucinations.  However, this explanation fails to satisfy the case of ‘Pam Reynolds,’ a 35-year old woman who experienced an amazing NDE, described by Dr. Michael Sabom in his book, Light and Death, recounted in summary here.

In August 1991, ‘Pam’ underwent a unique form of brain surgery to repair a weakened arterial wall in her brain stem at the base of her brain that was in imminent danger of bursting, which would have killed her immediately.  In preparation for the surgery, Pam’s arms and legs were secured to the operating table, her eyes were lubricated and taped shut, and sound-deadening molded ear inserts were inserted to continuously play a series of clicks into her ears to invoke auditory evoked potentials (AEPs).  AEPs were measured by electroencephalogram (EEG) to determine the activity level in Pam’s brain stem, the location of the failed artery.  The surgeons needed her brain stem to be completely flat lined before commencing the most dangerous part of the surgery: repairing the artery buried deep inside the stem.

The ‘uniqueness’ of the procedure was that the surgeons had to lower Pam’s body temperature to 60°F, which would induce hypothermic cardiac arrest, freezing her heart in mid-beat, and halting her breathing.  They did this by first cooling and then draining her blood from her body until it was later warmed and then reintroduced at the conclusion of the brain surgery.  Because this was brain surgery, three separate brain monitors were used, which conclusively proved she had no electrical activity in her brain during the period when her aneurysm was removed.

Following the surgery, Pam reported a classic NDE, including a veridical OBE that has been considered one of the most important in the NDE literature.  Pam had no cerebral cortical activity for at least half an hour, and the beginning of her NDE can be closely timed based on Pam’s accurate description of the first operating room conversation she reportedly overheard while in the out-of-body state.  That veridical OBE included Pam’s recollection of a complication discussed by her cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Murray, who commented that Pam’s veins and arteries were very small, complicating his efforts to shunt her blood through the oxygenation bypass machine for cooling.  This issue was noted in two doctors’ operative reports, validating the comment and marking the approximate time of the OBE event to about 1 ½-hours after general anesthesia was administered.

Pam reported that during her OBE, she viewed the operating room from above the head surgeon’s shoulder, and described her out-of-body vision as brighter, more focused, and clearer than normal.  Pam also reported three verifiable visual observations.  First, she observed that the way they shaved her head was ‘peculiar.’  Pam had expected them to shave off all of her hair, but they only shaved off a section of her scalp.  Second, Pam described the bone saw as an electric toothbrush with a dent in it and a groove at the top where the saw initially appeared to go into the handle, but did not.  Finally, Pam added that the saw had interchangeable blades, and was seated in what looked like a socket wrench case.  Each of these three observations was accurate and should not have been known to Pam when she first reported her OBE immediately following the surgery.

As the surgery progressed and Pam’s brain cortex flat-lined she heard her deceased grandmother calling to her, and felt a distinct pull to a tunnel-like passageway.  Inside the tunnel, Pam was zipped towards a pinpoint of light that grew ever larger until she finally emerged into a bright light.  Inside the light, Pam encountered beings made of light, including her grandmother, grandfather, a cousin, and other deceased relatives.  One, a deceased uncle, eventually returned Pam to her body when the doctors warmed her blood and restarted her heart.

This case is noteworthy because Pam accurately reported visions when her eyes were taped shut and she was completely unconscious under general anesthesia.  Additionally, Pam accurately reported conversations when she was, again, unconscious, and her ears were plugged with sound-deadening, molded ear inserts that were playing clicks that should have over-ridden any other sounds that might have otherwise gotten past the inserts’ baffling.  Finally, Pam’s experience could not have been the result of a temporal lobe seizure, nor any other odd electrical activity in the brain because their was no neural or electrical activity of any sort detectable in her brain for at least a half-hour, as measured by three separate brain monitors.  The only reasonable explanation left then, is that Pam had an actual near death experience that shows the human consciousness is not completely dependent on the human body for its continued existence, and does not expire at the point of verifiable death.

This case should provide hope for any who are worried about what comes next, whether for themselves or their loved ones.  Indeed, the NDE literature shows that death experiences are far more pleasant than the typical experiences we suffer through in life, and those who have returned from the other side generally feel saddened that they had to leave heaven behind to return to their body.

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Wade is the author of The Hidden Truth:  A logical path through compelling evidence to discover the nature of reality and the meaning of life, available at Amazon.  The first half of the book is available for free at http://www.thehiddentruth.us, and http://www.free-ebooks.net.

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