Shamanism for Beginners

Silvia Hill. 2022. 172 pages

Explores shamanic beliefs and practices of Nativr American, Norse, Celtic and Siberian shamans. Discussed the Wounded Healer, cosmology, shamanic tools and practices, the medicine wheel, spirit animals, and shamanic plants and allies, clearing space for ceremony, opening the ceremonial circle, shamanic journeying and healing the future with ancestors. Illustrations. References.

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Psychic Reiki

By Mari Silva. 2022. 136 pages

*****excellent

If you are a psychic familiar with Reiki (Japanese energy healing technique based on the belief that vital energy flows through the body), then this book is for you. This comprehensive and well researched book straightforwardly presents concept so that both beginners and advanced practices can understand them. Discusses related topics like energy, chakras, auras meditation and visualization to be better equipped to be a Reiki practitioner. Discusses history of Reiki meditation and visualization techniques, working with spirit guides, clearing and grounding, developing your psychic abilities ,(the clairsenses), self-healing Reiki hand movements, reiki symbols, crystals, talismans, trinkets and Tarot. Illustrations. References.

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500+ affirmations for mental toughness

This innovative book of 500 positive affirmations are designed specifically maximize performance for athletes and entrepreneurs but can be used by anyone. The first section contains 3 sets of affirmations. The first set is to be used before a game or event. The second set is to be used after a game or event. The third set are self-reflection. The second sections takes the form of a journey of 10 days. Each day represents one stage of the journey a roller coaster of emotions and mental warfare between yourself and your ego and doubts.

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Update from the trenches

Tarot card of the day: King of Cups. keywords: emotionally balanced, compassionate, diplomatic

In put on my Witches outfit for Halloween. I went to a Halloween party at rose’s on Friday. We had a dinner of English food, such as toadinahole, quizzes and Halloween music. On October 31, I celebrated the Wiccan Sabbat of Samhain and put on my crystals our in the sun to soak up energy. Elma got me a comforter because my room was cold. They fixed the heater but I need it in case the heat goes out. I got good news from the dentist. I have a 1228 credit that I will use for my next two two crowns in January.

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Crystal Prescriptions Volume 7

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Crystal prescriptions volume 7 creating crystal essences

By Judy Hall. 2019. O-Books. 469 pages

***** Excellent

This comprehensive book by Judy Hall, the author of the bestselling the Crystal Bible, is an A-Z directory with a selection of crystals for a particular illness and its underlying conditions. For example the prescription for addiction includes not only the specific issues but issues, such as codependency. Discusses dowsing purifying and deprogramming crystals, timing of essence creation, auricular and subtle bodies, astrology and crystals, and contraindications and cautions. Resources. Further reading.

Happy Halloween (Samhain)

Today is the Wiccan holiday of Samhain (Halloween) midway between the autumn equinox (Mabon) and winter solstice (Yule). For Celts Samhain was a time of communion with the spirits of the dead, which are free, like the wild autumnal winds, free to roam the earth. Today, I will take my crystals into the sun for a while to absorb the energy and go to our facility Halloween party dressed as a witch with my ankh and raven necklaces. In my meditations, I will keep in mind my beloved dead including my husband , my parents and my maternal grandmother.

Yule

By Mari Silva. 2022. 104 pages

The ultimate to winter solstice and how it is celebrated in Wicca, Druidry, Christianity, and Paganism. Discusses similarities and differences between Christmas and Tule, yuletide symbols, lore and deities, Yule crafts and decorations, setting up a Yule altar, recipes for a Yule feast, Yule activites, customs, rituals, ceremonies spells and blessings. 12 day Yuletide activity calendar. Illustrations. References.

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Spirit guides

Practical and comprehensive guide, written in clear and simple English, that takes you through connecting and working with your spirits. Discusses psychic protection and various types of spirit guides, including ancestors, ascended masters and historical figure, elemental beingx and nature spirits, spirit animals deities, angels and Archangels, plant spirit, mythological creatures and star beings. Illustrations. References.

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Update from the trenches

Tarot card of the day: nine of wands. Keywords: Residence, courage, persistence, test of faith

On Friday, I went to North Beach in San Francisco. I had tortellini at Mona Lisa. Then we went to City Lights bookstore, founded in 1953 (the same year I was born) and the nucleus of the Beat movement. The staff was very helpful. When they saw that I had a walker, they brought me books from the basement. I ended buying $82 of books by my favorite Buddhist authors Pema Chodron and Thich Nhat Hahn. We went to the Beat museum on Broadway and looked at the books. We didn’t go into the museum. When I got back, I planned my budget for 2023. I am going to cut down on excursions and meals out. I am going to take more local trips. Nicholas put me on his Hulu. I enjoyed watching documentaries on Kurt vonnegut and Truman capote.

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Peace is every step

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Peace in every step

By Thich Nhat Hahn. Bantam books. 1991

***** Excellent

This Buddhist clasicis a guidebook for peace, both in oneself and the world. Thich Nhat Hahn begins by teaching mindful breathing and being aware of the acts of our daily life, such as washing the dishes and making our beds, then show the relation between inner peace and world peace. If you can read only one book by Thich van Hahn, read this one.