On this wonderful day when we are fortunate enough to gather with friends and family to celebrate, we all too often forget the spiritual lessons of Christmas. How did the three wise men know about the birth of Jesus Christ? His birth was announced by a star in the east which the three kings (the Magi) followed in order to locate him. Why were they looking at the stars? Because, amongst other things, they were astrologers. In Spanish, the three wise men are known as the “tres reyes magos”. What does “mago” mean? It means “magician”. The magi were practitioners of magic including astrology, alchemy and other forms of esoteric knowledge. The magi were those wise men initiated into the ancient secrets rooted in the mystery schools. They knew that there was a correlation between what happened on earth and what happened in the sky. They understood that everything is interwoven and that the stars reflected what was due to and needed to occur on earth. This is the principle behind the famous hermetic saying “As above, so below”. There really is nothing new about the use and power of metaphysics. The Magi understood that their attainments and spiritual knowledge carried great responsibility to make a difference in the world – literally, journeying to give gifts. So, on this wonderful day, we can take a moment to reflect upon the gifts that we offer to the world or what contribution we make to universal welfare.
The three wise men offered gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Why? Because gold represents spirituality. It is the indestructible metal representing the perfect blend of the other purified metals. We can describe it as “spiritual gold”. Frankincense represents thoughts and ideas and myrrh the purely physical. As we make our plans for the new year, we can reflect upon the extent to which we are creating spiritual gold. In other words, the extent to which we are learning the lessons represented by the other metals and purifying ourselves to become our best.
As you make your plans and journey with your gifts, remember that we have a huge amount of insight and potential at our fingertips. Metaphysics is a wonderful way of understanding oneself, life, and our opportunity to make a difference in the world. It is also a great way to peer into the future (as did the wise men) considering what is very likely to and needs to occur.
On the 22nd of December, the Sun reaches its lowest point in the sky. It appears to stop moving south for three days stationed in the southern cross (crux). On December 25th, the Sun moves north one degree indicating a move towards warmth, longer days, and Spring. As you enjoy the festivities, I wish you all the best for 2013 including “sonshine” in the form of light, warmth, and enlightenment.
I have been receiving so many health related inquiries in recent weeks that I thought it a good idea to write about metaphysical insight for health. You probably recall from previously blogs that we each have an astral body. Here are some reminders about the astral and physical bodies:
- When we are born into the physical world we take possession of a physical body
- We must have a physical body to function in the physical world
- We also have an astral body on the astral realm
- The physical and astral bodies interact through electromagnetism
- The astral body can be described as the soul or spirit
- The soul or spirit is basically the sum total of your experiences of consciousness and the manner in which you have assimilated them
- The soul contains your thought patterns associated with different areas of life (relationships, health, finances etc.)
- These dominant thought patterns (the vast majority of which are unconscious) have significant impact in our lives
- Everything that occurs (events, thoughts etc.) occur firstly within the astral body
- Metaphysical insight into the astral body provides an incredible amount of information about a person’s strengths, weaknesses, where they magnetize pain, where they magnetize joy etc.
Medical astrology is perhaps the most fascinating branch of this incredibly powerful and accurate form of metaphysical insight. In depth analysis of the astral body through advanced astrology reveals our pre-disposition towards illness. The type and timing of health crises is proven through statistical analysis of real life case studies.
Rather than waiting for a serious health event and then working to heal, consider looking into the future to identify your health risks, the probable timing of events, and ways to avert discord. If you would like a detailed and tailored report on your health (see bullet points below) your astral body can be analyzed in detail to provide you with this empowering information so that you can live mindful of your health risks to be embraced and averted. Imagine how powerful it would be to give this information to your health care specialists.
- Analysis of your physical body’s weakest zones
- Confirmation of which areas of life are associated with these zones (for example, discord in a relationship, career dissatisfaction, fears about money)
- Mental antidotes associated with these issues and body zones
- Insight into vitamins, herbs, colors, and crystals to strengthen these zones
- Timing of key periods in your life when these events would most likely occur unless averted
If you would like to benefit from this in depth and personalized health profile, the cost is $200 and the turnaround time is 2 weeks.
Wishing you happy thoughts for well-being and happiness.
I decided to write a blog this week about psychic protection because so many clients ask how best to shield themselves from negative influences. When I speak with people about psychic protection, I usually find that they generally either don’t understand its importance or need to better understand how we come under the influence of negative forces. You may remember from my recent blog entitled “you actually have two bodies” that we each have an astral body that resides on the astral plane located above the physical plane on which our physical bodies function. The two interact with each other through electromagnetism, that is the positive and masculine energy of the Sun and the negative more receptive or feminine energy of the Moon. The astral body is really the soul – it contains the sum total of a person’s experiences as well as the manner in which they have assimilated these experiences. Psychologists often refer to the “unconscious mind” – this is, in effect, the astral mind which we can access through visualization, meditation, and hypnosis.
Imagine for a moment a large iceberg. The part of the iceberg above the water is equivalent to the conscious mind. But the conscious or human mind can only focus on so much at any one time. The majority of our experiences, knowledge, and memories live beneath the surface – that enormous part of the iceberg below the water. It is actually the soul or the astral which is fed and molded by thought. As we are all interconnected in this incredible sea of consciousness (the mass mind or the quantum field) we come under the influence of others. We are psychically linked and can be affected by the states of mind of those with whom we associate ourselves. The astral plane has many layers – the higher the layer, the more elevated the consciousness. Lower entities and negative influences reside on the lower levels of the astral plane and will not ascend further until they have evolved sufficiently to warrant their place. Remember that everything on the physical plane is replicated on the astral plane, but there are many entities on the astral plane that do not reside on the physical plane. But don’t be fooled – they do exist.
The unconscious mind on the astral plane does come under the influence of negative energies and entities at times. You may have heard people speak of negative attachments and entities that can adversely affect our state of mind and wellbeing. This is why it is important to honor best practices and healthy rituals for psychic protection. Here is a list of some great practices that you should engage in to keep yourself psychically protected and healthy:
- Positive thoughts
- Angels – it is great to have a picture of an angel or to call upon the angels for love and protection. They do exist – they reside on the angelic realm in much greater proximity to the God head.
- Incense and essential oils – I like white sage and protective oils
- Plants – any time you nurture a living thing you bolster your protection
- Engaging in positive spiritual work and development
- Holy water
- Icons such as the holy cross
- Strong self-esteem and healthy boundaries with others
- Pets – they’re often our first line of psychic defense. You may have heard of poltergeist cases in which the family pet vomits – this is because animals detect and transmute energy on our behalf. Cats transmute energy and dogs are very protective.
- Crystals and color therapy – but make sure that you do your research: some crystals may magnetize discord for you if they resonate to a discordant planet or sign of the zodiac in your natal chart (which is a map of your astral body).
- Avoid situations in which you are out of control – alcohol, drugs etc. Pot is one of the worst because it can create holes in the aura.
- Spiritual music – I love Gregorian chanting. Research music that includes the higher solfeggio frequencies.
- Being in nature and displaying flowers.
- Positive spiritual and religious rituals.
- Visualization – imagine yourself surrounded by a white or golden egg.
- Calling on spirit guides for protection.
- Nurture the physical body – some people take better care of their cars than they do of their bodies. If your physical body is healthy and strong, you are better protected psychically as well.
Remember that kids also need psychic protection. If you have children that are sensitive, teach them the importance of psychic protection.
I would also advise you to check your own psychic profile – if you have one or both of the malefic planets (Mars is the minor malefic and Saturn is the major malefic) in one of the psychic houses in your natal chart (4th, 8th, and 12th), you are more vulnerable to negative influences. Particularly, if you have Saturn in the 8th or 12th house, be sure to bolster your psychic protection.
I am putting together some great and very low cost on line courses and will include one on psychic protection. The first will be available in a few weeks at just $29. In the meantime, look after yourselves because you are precious!
I wrote a blog recently about my wonderful friend and gifted Medium Rachel Sally who gifted me an original Coral Polge portrait. I had asked my guides to one day just get me a copy of a Coral Polge picture… Never having mentioned this to Rachel, I smiled at Spirit’s orchestration of events when she sent me the beautiful portrait of her guide Maria crafted by Coral in the year of my birth. Well, it never rains but it pours… This week I received eight more original Coral Polge portraits from Rachel and now have potentially the largest collection of original Coral Polge works.
The portraits arrived with a newspaper article about Coral Polge from the Sunday Mirror June 19 1977:
Coral Polge is an artist with a world reputation for drawing portraits that are – literally – out of this world. For she says they are spirits of the dead. Usually she does not herself recognize the faces that appear uncannily on her sketch pad. But so many of them are later identified by her clients as dead relatives or friends that coincidence seems too easy an explanation. Here the Sunday Mirror examines the stories behind some of her mysterious portraits…
Coral Polge’s pencil sketched rapidly over the drawing pad. The audience watched in rapt attention as a girl’s face took shape on the paper. Suddenly, as the picture neared completion, Coral drew back, clutched at her throat and uttered a muffled cry. There seemed to be no explanation for the seizure that had interrupted her in this public demonstration of psychic art. Not until a woman in the audience – a total stranger to the artist – announced that she recognized the sketch. It was the face of her daughter – who had been choked to death by carbon monoxide gas. “I could feel terrible contractions in my throat as I drew the face” Coral recalls. “ I have also drawn countless portraits of suicide cases and have gone through absolute agony as I sketched.” This is the other discomforting side of Coral’s mystifying gift.
In Spiritualist circles she is called a psychic artist. In laymen’s terms she likens herself to a “kind of radio receiver tuned to the world beyond the grave.”
“I can’t just call up the dead at will,” she explains. “ I switch on and hope that someone will communicate. I never know who it will be. I just feel ‘people’ coming through. I know exactly what to draw without even thinking about it. It’s involuntary, like breathing or walking.”
Coral is married to Tom Johansen, secretary of the Spiritualist Association of Great Britain and lives at Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. She estimates that since she began her weird practice in 1949, she has drawn at least 50,000 people in the spirit world. “Sometimes the results can be upsetting for the person who requests a drawing,” she says.
“I sketched a boy and didn’t know whether he was dead or not. Only later did I learn that he recently killed himself. I did the sketch at a public demonstration and the boy’s sister was in the audience. She recognized her brother from my sketch and burst into tears.”
Coral had orthodox art school training. Later she went to a Spiritualist meeting where a medium told her she would one day be a famous psychic artist. “I thought it was a load of old rubbish” Coral says. But she was persuaded to exercise her hidden talent. “At first I found it difficult to make contact with spirits, but my links with “the other side” gradually grew stronger. She says she is helped to use her psychic gifts by the spirit of a famous 18th century artist. Several mediums had told her they could see a man with a wig and lace ruffs. “One day I suddenly drew this figure. A friend who is an art expert took my drawing away and found that it was an exact likeness of Maurice Quentin de La Tour who was one of France’s finest pastel artists.”
Coral provided exceptional evidence of the afterlife and passed to spirit in 2001.
Here are some of the portraits from the newspaper article:
Here are the portraits that Rachel gifted to me:
Few people realize that we actually have two bodies – one is the physical body that we require to function in this physical world. One is an astral body that exists on the astral plane above the physical plane. We come into this physical realm when the energetic blueprint is very similar to that of our soul. This is why the planets at the time of your birth reflect who you are. The astrological natal chart is actually a map of the astral body, in other words the soul which developed according to the way in which we evolved pursuant to the sum total of experiences of consciousness. This is why a good astrologer can read you inside out by perusing your natal chart.
When we take our first breath in this world, we “inspire”. In other words, we draw spirit into our physical form. The entrance of the spirit into the human body occurs through the generation of a chemical called DMT that allows the spirit to enter through the pituitary gland (the crown chakra). Maybe this is why a baby’s skill is not fully sealed at that point? It is this same DMT generated by the pineal gland that enables the spirit to “expire” when we are ready to transition out of the physical world. But don’t forget that everything that exists on the physical plane also exists on the astral plane. This is why you have a physical body here on earth and an astral body on the astral realm. It is also why some people see astral entities that do not exists on the physical plane – you know, the pixies and hobgoblins.
Your unconscious mind is actually your astral brain – it knows and has recorded everything that ever happened to you in all of your experiences of consciousness. The physical body and the astral body communicate through electromagnetism – the positive and electrical energy of the Sun and the receptive or magnetic energy of the Moon. This is why when one’s astrological connections to the Sun and Moon are terminated, one expires and returns to spirit.
So here we are feeling physical and in the physical world, but there is a much greater picture. We need to know that everything which occurs on the physical plane first occurs on the astral plane. That is why we can tune in to the future to identify and embrace great opportunities or to identify and avert discordant events. This is the part you really need to remember:
The physical body is fed with food – feed it the good stuff…
The astral body is fed with thought – feed it the good stuff…
This is what most writers discussing the law of attraction are in some way referring to. Unfortunately, there is not much information in the public domain that fully explains this concept which is better described as the law of affinity or mental alchemy.
The moral of the story is that we must feed our astral bodies good things because what takes shape up there ultimately downloads into the physical. This is why sometimes I see medical discord in a client while their doctor is saying that nothing is wrong. Nothing is wrong – yet…
We can make wonderful things occur when we remember Jesus’ statement “The kingdom of God Lies within you”. It was, in part, a reference to the fact that we are the Universe and can magnetize all manner of wonderful things when we operate out of love and integrity. As most of you know, I am a great fan of a wonderful Psychic Medium and Artist now residing in spirit. Her name is Coral Polge. Coral would draw portraits of people in spirit providing incredibly strong evidence of the continued existence of the soul. I was joking with my guides a couple of weeks ago when I said “Can’t you get me just a copy of a Coral Polge portrait?”. Two weeks later I had lunch with my friend Rachel, a wonderful British psychic medium from England who now lives in Florida. She gave me an original Coral Polge portrait… It is a wonderful reminder that spirit listens to us and that we can magnetize wonderful things when we project our thoughts with integrity. Every time I look at this portrait, I will be reminded of how incredibly powerful and present the spirit world is; how important it is to project good thoughts to the astral body; and how Rachel has spent her whole life serving Spirit.
Think good things!!!
I receive so many client inquiries about current and future relationships that I decided a couple of years ago to use my studies of Hermetics and Metaphysics to determine the ingredients of the perfect relationship. But let’s start by talking about how and why we magnetize relationships…
We each came into this world with a blueprint reflecting how we had evolved up until that time (the soul). This unique and highly intricate blueprint is really a map of the soul showing what strengths and weaknesses we have developed as we have evolved. It also details where we tend to experience conflict or harmony. In this physical world, we each have a physical body – we can’t be here without one. But we also have an astral body on the astral plane which exists above the physical plane. The physical and astral bodies interact through electromagnetism. The astral body contains the astral brain which in turn stores the sum total of our experiences. I had the idea some time ago that if we could access the astral brain to unravel and understand a person’s sum total of experiences or soul, we can help that person to become everything that they should be in life. We can also help that person to truly understand themselves and to navigate life with a heightened sense of self-awareness that enables them to create wonders.
As my studies continued, I began looking in depth at relationships. We are all profoundly psychic. For example, you monitor the environment around you at all times even though it does not necessarily enter your conscious awareness. After all, we can only consciously focus on so much at once. When we meet people, we detect so much about them psychically, but for most people this awareness remains unconscious rather than overtly present in their conscious mind. Now, we are all here to evolve and that means learning… So, we telekinetically magnetize what we need for our growth. Unfortunately we often grow through difficult experiences, but ideally we would grow through harmonious experiences. So here we are, unconsciously aware of our blueprint and telekinetically magnetizing what we need in order to grow. So, we magnetize relationships (amongst other things). So often, we draw in relationships that force growth through adversity. We have all been there, cried the tears, torn up the photographs and put ourselves back together. But, relationships can and should be wonderfully harmonious. They should be exquisite like the finest French patisserie instead of the iced donut that we just regret.
We each require different ingredients in the right relationship, but there is a core of ingredients that make a relationship successful. There should be a magnetic and exciting physical attraction and sexual connection; similarity of outlook in life; complimentary skills and characteristics that harmoniously bring growth to each partner; intellectual stimulation; interests in common; and a deeply spiritual or karmic connection. As I studied away for hours at night, I realized that this is what we all want and need in a harmonious, educational, steamy, stimulating, life-long partnership. Now we all know this deep down, but how do we find it? I always advise clients to work on themselves. I say things like “become the best version of yourself; fall madly in love with yourself; create a wonderful life; be your own best friend, guide, guardian and mentor” – all good advice in my opinion. But then I became determined to identify through hermetics and metaphysics how to identify the right partner, and I realized that it is possible – it is possible to determine the dates on which highly compatible souls were born… I currently charge $150 for a one hour consultation and generally spend about two hours in preparation. It is wonderful to work with people in this way either face to face or by telephone. I do as much free work as I can, but there are only so many hours in the day. But I have identified how to calculate a person’s compatible soul dates of birth in approximately 30 minutes. If you would like me to calculate this for you, I would be delighted to do so for a fee of $30. If you would like to know more about using metaphysics to gather profoundly in depth and accurate insight into all circumstances and events in life, please feel free to contact me.
I recently read a book entitled “Lifetide: The Biology of the Unconscious” by Lyall Watson. Watson describes a thirty year research project on the Japanese monkey known as Macaca Fuscata. Scientists placed sweet potatoes in the sand for the monkeys to eat on the island of Koshima. Although the monkeys liked the sweet potatoes, they didn’t like the sand. One of the female monkeys discovered that she could wash the potatoes and showed her mother how to do so. Her friends and their mothers also learned how to wash the potatoes. Between 1952 and 1958 the scientists recorded the activity of the monkeys as they each learned to wash the sweet potatoes. Once one hundred of the monkeys had learned to wash the potatoes, all monkeys on the island suddenly began to do the same. It was as though the number one hundred was a critical mass that then caused the behavior to magically spread across the whole island. What is even more astonishing is that monkeys on other islands began to do the exact same thing! There was no way at all that the monkeys could communicate the new behavior from one island to another. The scientists concluded that a morphogenetic structure connected the species regardless of distance.
Scientists have also explored whether this kind of morphogenetic field existed between humans. They created a picture with many human faces in it, but it took training to see them – most people could only see six. This experiment was conducted with several hundred people in Australia. They then experimented in England where they went one step further and showed people on the television how to see the faces. All of a sudden, people in Australia could see all of the faces in the picture without any assistance…
Check out this short video about the 100th monkey syndrome:
I have spent much of my life to date studying spirituality and metaphysics. In recent years, I have invested most of my free time engaged in Hermetic studies. The word “Hermetic” dates back to the legend of the Egyptian “Toth” also known as Hermes Trismegistis. Toth was an expert in arts and sciences ranging from philosophy to astrology.
The more I learn, the more I receive confirmation that we are part of something much greater than our individuality. Those of you that have worked or studied with me know about my belief that everything in life is synchronistically orchestrated. Having studied metaphysics for many years, I know that the events of our lives are part of a great evolutionary plan. I have often said that I don’t believe in coincidence, but I probably should have studied the word! “Coincide” actually means “to occupy the same space in time”. Now, this is something that I do believe in!
Let’s take the example of astrology… Most people think of horoscopes when they hear the word “astrology”. Horoscopes are very interesting, but they generally only refer to the position of the Sun in one’s astrological chart. The Sun is extremely significant – without it there is no light, heat, or life. It is, in fact, the positive electrical energy of the Sun combined with the magnetic or receptive energy of the Moon that keeps us alive. The two are like either end of a battery. The Moon actually governs the movement of our oceans as well as other liquids such as amniotic fluid – this is why more babies are born when there is a full Moon. The full Moon actually pulls the amniotic fluid.
Horoscopes aside, really advanced metaphysical insight such as astrology can be used to understand what is going on in life and to accurately predict events. Let’s look at an example.
The seventh house in a person’s chart governs marriage. Prince William’s seventh house contains the Sun and the Moon. In other words, his long term relationships are ruled by the Sun and the Moon. In order to predict when a person will marry, we search for what we call “major progressed aspects” to the ruler of the seventh house. It is the major progressed aspect that provides the backdrop of energy and circumstance making an event possible. The major progressed aspect is a little like a keg of dynamite. For an event to occur, there also needs to be a minor progressed aspect which acts like a fuse. The event is triggered by the transit of a planet in aspect to the terminal of the keg of dynamite and the fuse. In other words, the transiting planet is like the match that lights the fuse which then unleashes the dynamite.
But what does this mean? It means that pretty much everything can be predicted. We can predict excitingly harmonious events and ride the wave of joy. We can also predict disharmonious events and apply mental alchemy to avoid them.
Let’s look again at Prince William to prove the point. On the very day of his marriage, his progressed Venus (planet of love) was right on top of his natal Sun and his progressed Uranus formed what we call an “inconjunct aspect” to his natal Sun. These aspects represent the keg of dynamite making marriage possible. Minor progressed aspects (the fuses) were also in place. On the very day that he married Kate Middleton, perfectly transiting planets engaged the terminals of these stellar aspects and triggered the wedding like a crescendo of matrimonial fireworks.
As we can calculate the future movement of the planets, nearly all events in life can be predicted. Our Universe is like an incredible organism of which we each represent one cell of consciousness. Everything is perfectly interrelated – by analyzing the whole we can tune in to each part.
I have always loved mathematics and have studied hard to teach myself how to perform astrological calculations in my mind during readings. If we each learn to tune in to spirit through our intuition and mediumship, combining our inquiries with incredibly powerful metaphysical tools, we can see everything. And seeing everything gives us much greater control of our lives. If I can be of assistance to any of you in understanding current circumstances or tuning in to future events, please do not hesitate to contact me.
As you know, I am fascinated by all discoveries about the brain as well as the sixth sense and its integration with technology.
Since I spoke at Ted at the end of 2011, I have been following Ted talks. Here are a couple of incredible Ted talks that I watched earlier this week – I thought you would find them interesting…
This first talk by Jill Bolte Taylor is about how the human brain functions and the difference between its left and right hemispheres:
Here is one of Jill’s quotes:
“I am the life-force power of the universe. I am the life-force power of the 50 trillion beautiful molecular geniuses that make up my form, at one with all that is.”
This second talk by Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry is about “sixth sense technology”:
I hope that you had a wonderful summer!
View my recent Ted presentation:
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