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Personal views and musings from a lifetime of religious enquiry and spiritual exploration by a devoted God lover, Shaman and Vodou Initiate to the rank of Asogwe. The journey never ends, nor do the thoughts and tales I can tell. Some will get it, others never will. It is what it is.

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Shadow Work: Pt 4, Summary

At the most basic level, the definition of Shadow Work as Jung presents it, is the process by which we dig down into our self to find and identify the root components of the parts of our experience which we reject, repress or deny. The purpose of this is to know who we really are and to release and free ourselves from that which holds us in negative patterns, beliefs or states we wish to change. Many do this through counselling with psychotherapists and psychologists for the most part these

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Shadow Work: Pt 3, A Case

I have seen Kira around, but, it was about two years ago or so when I walked out of a local nursing home and saw her sitting in her car, which happened to be parked next to mine, crying her eyes out. That her mother was kept there was generally known, and seeing how distraught Kira was, I assumed perhaps her mom had died. I tapped on her window and expressed my concern and asked her what was wrong, had her mom died or taken a bad turn? It took some doing, but it was a measure of her despair

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Shadow Work: Pt 2, History

If you are looking for it, it is simple to find the concept of the shadow side of our selves throughout history in the arenas of religion, thought and spiritualism. I will offer a couple examples for you to mull over for yourself.  If we consider that our conscious awareness is "light" - we can see this plainly, hence it is our daylight part of our awareness, and that our subconscious awareness which we do not see very well or often as being "dark" or "night", it makes for a good model of o

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Shadow Work: Pt 1, Introduction

There is a lot of talk of "shadow work" - much of it wrong or being repackaged into needless trappings as fast as a new wanna be guru can come along and read a book on it. I have zero interest in being followed, and have been using these basic concepts for several decades now, well before I ran into Carl Jung's work. It is one of the tools deep within occultic thought that has extraordinary value and usage and is quite archaic, actually. I could not be happier than to see it becoming main stream

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Finding Your Purpose

This is doubtless the most common question I am asked when I do readings or counselling for clients. "How do I find my purpose?" "What is my purpose?" "Why am I here?" I think we all wonder that, at least once in a while. For the past several months I have turned my occultic research to the channeling phenomenon and what is going on in the paranormal arena these days. No surprise that this basic question is one they deal with a lot, too. You can summarize nearly any random baker's dozen of

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Evolution of God and Myself

2019 has been an intense year for me spiritually, during which I have gone back through beliefs and ideas I have had over my lifetime of what has essentially been a study of religion for me. I have been in pursuit of Truth, chasing God, as it were. What I have observed in the course of going through all of that collection is that my understandings of "god" has evolved, transformed, and when it comes right down to it, I am not sure what changed more - my understanding of "god" or my understanding

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God Is Surprisingly Close

So many reject the idea of a god using the points of one religion or another. I can relate. I was beaten and exorcised by overzealous relatives as a child to "save" my soul and get rid of the voices and visions I was having. Ostracism was a way of life for me, always being viewed as trouble, something bad or wrong, for most of my most impressionable years. Yet, I had it easy, really. I lived. Some do not. Extremes are not good, no matter what one wishes to talk about. Yet, it did work, in a

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Discernment: The Greatest Super Power, pt 2

The inclination is great when you first experience something you deem to be paranormal to take it all as having meaning, as being truth, and then packing in every single view or bit of input that supports it into the same file. I do understand. I have been fascinated with the paranormal and astral realms for decades. The appeal, the obsession, is real. It is my life work and passion, so I understand. But, you do yourself no good, no gain, and no profit in hoarding information without discri

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Discernment: The Greatest Super Power, pt 1

Every day, I see new members posting here about experiences they claim to have had and asking for help, or explanations or validation. It is as if our educational system and the internet is evolving us to an expectation of answers always being available if you just ask. But, the truth is that if you do not learn to think for yourself and communicate well, you will easily be washed away by the first few challenges to your ideas you run into, or else will find others giving you all the details of

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Why I Love Christmas

Strong memories have attached to how I see holidays, so perhaps this is why Christmas means the very most to me. Growing up, with a Dad in the military, we moved all the time. I learned early to root nowhere outside myself, just root inside, because everything would change again in a year or so. But, if we were ever going to go see my paternal kin back in Michigan, it would be near Christmas. That was sort of like home to me, at least it was a place I returned to a few times, and had friends who

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The Point: Transformation

In a few months, I will hit the big six-oh, much to my astonishment. I always expected to die real young and if you knew me, you would understand why. I always had a wide (think skunk stripe LOL) streak in me of The Fool of tarot fame, that blend of naïve and fearlessness that can lead to almost anywhere and any ending of a story. But, for me there was only ever one Goal for all of my adventuring into the spiritual world and pursuit of "why" and "god?". I wanted to find out The Truth, and I was

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About Drugs and "Enlightenment"

I had been in the hike to learn all I can about the paranormal and transformative spirituality my entire life. Soon into it I was helping other people along the way and getting the occasional help and insight myself. The really active years once I escaped the house to college were in the 70's and drugs were everywhere, then. Lots of dope and alcohol, and not yet any awareness, if at all, about the hazards.  An allergic reaction to it kept me away from pot. I am better than a drug dog when a

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Belief: Finding Your Own Path 6

How we see "god" varies among religions out there and there is somewhere for almost anyone. Atheism embraces the belief that nothing supports there even being a god, so there is no god at all. Mainstream Christianity is defined by their belief in Jesus as the Son of God who manifested in the flesh and incarnated to bring God's love to life to the world through His actions and words. After His death and subsequent resurrection, a religion arose, principally through the efforts of Saint Paul,

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Belief: Finding Your Own Path 5

The question of God. Is there a god? If there is, what is god like? This may be second, as questions go, only to the question of why are we here? Most of us have wondered these things to some degree in our life. What is it all about? Religion is man's effort to answer this sort of question. If you look at the array of religions out there and choose one that feels like a good fit for you, it should be alright, as long as you remember what it is and what it is not. It is man's effort that cre

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Belief: Finding Your Own Path 4

There are other questions to answer for yourself in this quest. I am looking over my notes and really, it comes to me that the process of answering these things is a part of your path work in itself. On one hand, most you can answer quickly enough, but, these things change over time, with experience. That can cause shifts for you in your own inner realities. I was born in 1959, I was one of those hippies in the 70s. You know, the groovy, peace, soul mate believing crowd in bell bottoms and long

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Belief: Finding Your Own Path 3

"But, I want the right religion, Not A Rockstar. I want the true one." The answer to that question depends on who you ask. Back when I wrestled with this question, haunted by my Grand parents' Pentecostal Fundamentalism, there was a couple things I knew at that point. First and foremost, I really loved God and Jesus. That was not in question. Two, I doubted everything else, especially religions, and in the end, imagining myself answering to God face to face for the decisions I made in life,

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Belief: Finding Your Own Path 2

By now, you have your listing of truths you believe are always true. It may be real long, or it might only have one or two things on it.  This needs to be your first yardstick, or ruler, to evaluate other ideas of religions for yourself. Let us say that you have three items on your list: you wrote down:        1. There is a God/dess        2. Abusing animals is wrong        3. Dancing makes me happy. This is your list and you decide that African Religions seem interestin

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Belief: Finding Your Own Path

Was going through some old emails sent me from back when I ran a Vodou and shamanistic website and forum of my own and it asks a terribly vital question. In it the person told me he was struggling to find his "path", did not know what religion was right, wanted to find where he fit in, where his path was. My service when I was actively in Vodou was interesting and quite varied. I got a lot of questions, especially from younger people or other adults in service as clergy themselves - both very un

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Where I am Now

People get confused starting out. This was brought home to me when I got a message on Facebook from someone here asking me if I really still did all the things I write about, and how can anyone try to do all that at once? It seems a good time to repeat that life is a journey, and if Spiritual pursuit is part of your life then that is also one. I write this blog to get some basic information out there for people, and when I write I draw from my own experiences. At 59 so far, I have a few I c

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Why I Believe

Day shift always was the worst for me, I am a night owl, I like night shift work. As if the 6am to 6pm shift was not bad enough, having to be on the road in the squad car by 4:30 to be there on time just seemed like insult to injury. Having to get up before dawn is purgatory. There is not enough coffee in the world to make that easier and I needed my first cup as I drove along Highway 98, heading to my beat.  The one consolation is that nobody was on the roads then. I usually had plenty of

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Communion

Hushed, like a gossamer veil I felt the hush, the peace, the quiet settle over me and sink into my inner self as I sat still, meditative, waiting on The Lord. An inner shift as flow was achieved, the silent smile and hugging warmth of becoming One consciously once more. I let myself think just enough to form and release the Intent for this sitting. Me. This was just for me, this time. Shadows shifted and my heart lifted to come out in a place of my own Creation, a small world, moon actually

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So, You Want To Learn The Occult

So many eager new faces, excited over an experience and hurrying out to find someone, anyone, to tell them what it was all about and validate it for them. I have watched them come and go over the years and sure seen a lot of emotional bloodshed. It is not friendly out here, you will not get your validation from others very often, you may never have answers to the questions you are asking. But, I do offer this blog entry as a general guideline of extreme basics. The occult is vast, it covers

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Unification Of Being: A Theory

It has been a long and interesting journey, this life, so far. Fifty nine years to date. My obsession has been to find out the Truth, to chase spiritual matters down, get to the bottom of it all, get hold of that truth and nothing less. Everything else I have done has been secondary to that one driving passion. On the surface of it, one could say it is the most selfless pursuit of all, to seek out God and abandon Self, right? Perhaps not. It turns out that maybe way back when I believed in

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Shamanism 102: The Drug Myth

It never fails. When a new person to me writes to ask about Shamanism, or used to post back when I had a large forum for occultic topics, one of the very first things they wanted to know was what hallucinogens to take to be a shaman.  I hate to break it to you if you also thought this was step 1, but drugs of any kind have no real need in shamanism. In some of the lines and traditions it plays no part at all. In the one I originated in it plays no part and intoxication for any reason was fr

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A Lonely Shaman: intro, shamanism 101

It wasn't until I was in my 30's that I knew what I was most like was a shaman. I was born a child of the wind and rain who danced with dragon flies in the sunshine and fireflies at night and never did fit in with my family, though, now, after almost 6 decades, I think they are alright with it. Nature, weather, animals all resonated with me far better than people. People could hurt you. Nature simply was what it is, no malice. Or so it seemed. It worked out the way it needed to for me. I ne

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