Simple Magical Décor and Other Curiosities (With Guest Blogger, Loren Morris)

When you first walk into my home, it looks normal in its primitive décor. But when you dig deeper, you’ll see things that other people don’t have; there are bird feathers, wasps nests,  praying mantis nests…….wait, is that a jar of dead spiders?

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Waking Up from the Dream of Yourself

Popular spiritual teachers, such as Pema Chodron and Eric Tolle, talk about spaciousness and presence. Spaciousness is what you basically feel when you are truly present . . . when you are not spinning stories, judgments, and comparisons about what is happening to and around you. When you access your spaciousness, then you are who and what you really are and you experience Reality. 

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Harry Potter Books: Mythology, Magic and Muggles

By opening the door to mythology and stories rich in symbolism, we introduce a fundamental world view where individuals can be wonderfully unique in their identities but still part of the larger tapestry of an ethical community. The mythological archetypes in J.K.Rowling's Harry Potter books live on through her rich storytelling.

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The Grimoire of Armadel: A Meeting with Betel

I've long been interested in The Grimoire of Armadel in all its messy glory. Thought to have been written in the 17th Century, this grimoire was part of a British Library manuscript Lans. 1202 as “Clavicules du Roi Salomon, Par Armadel, Livre Quatrieme, Des Esprits qui gouvernent sous les Ordres du Souverain Createur” or “The Key of King Solomon, by Armadel; Book Four: The Spirits which govern under the Orders of the sovereign Creator”. The author S.L. MacGregor Mathers translated the manuscript, but it wasn't published until 1980 by Weiser under the title, “The Grimoire of Armadel”.

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