The Zany Tale of How I Became an Astrologer

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When I was about to get married for the first time, about a thousand years ago, a friend gave me an engagement gift of a reading with a famous astrologer for me and my fiancé. When I got to the astrologer’s house for my reading, I could see she was a tough old bird and

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Posted on February 21st 2014 in Astrology, Metaphysics

Garden Magic and Valentine Soup

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As the first spring planting catalogs are hitting my mailbox (which is currently knee deep in snow)  it occurs to me that for those of us dreaming ahead as we browse the hopeful seeds and bulbs to come, it might be fun to know of the lovely magical  garden folklore that’s rooted in  mystical cultures 

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Posted on February 7th 2014 in Health, Medicine, Metaphysics

What’s Outside the Box?

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My mother could foretell death, my daughter described her own death in heartbreaking detail a month before it happened, we had a family Banshee and my aunts tended to communicate by telepathy.  In short, we were Irish, so none of that was beyond the Pale of plausibility. You can imagine why, coming from such a

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Posted on January 25th 2013 in Alternative Healing, Complimentary medicine, Family, Metaphysics

The Energy of Creativity

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Among the many reasons I’ve breathed a sigh of relief about the results of the Presidential Election is that I no longer feel the Arts are in immediate danger of being de-funded.  They only get a pittance compared to other budget items that could be cut, but somehow they landed in the political crosshairs. So

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Posted on November 24th 2012 in Life, Metaphysics, Politics

The Key to Qi…How Energy-based Healing Systems Work

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So many people have asked me to explain the basics of Chinese Medicine and other energy based healing systems in a way that’s understandable to the Western mind, that I’d like to share with you what I’ve been privileged to learn about it. Qi is the name the Chinese use to express universal energy –

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Posted on February 3rd 2012 in Metaphysics, The Philosopher’s Teacup

Qi… The Power of the Invisible

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It isn’t easy to quantify Qi for the Western mind, but inasmuch as so many now experience it in Alternative Healing modalities like Acupuncture and Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Martial Arts, Yoga and Body Work, I’d like to offer a little crib sheet that might help you wend your way through the many subdivisions of Qi. The

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Posted on February 3rd 2012 in Metaphysics, The Philosopher’s Teacup

Healing Hands

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Mudras are hand positions that connect up certain circuitry in our systems for specific purposes.  You might call it Yoga or Tai Qi for your hands.  In a way, it’s like using our extremities as antennas to pick up specific universal  energy wavelengths and conduct them into your system.  Mudras are used throughout Indian, Japanese 

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Posted on January 20th 2012 in Alternative Healing, Metaphysics

Life Outside the Box

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As you already know about me, I was born with a caul, so it wasn’t considered odd in an Irish family that I could see force fields around people, plants, things – not in color most of the time — but rather as some kind of exquisite electrical emanations.  The whole world of matter seemed

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Stargate

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Many people in the esoteric and native cultural worlds believe the date 11.11.11 was just the beginning of the wild ride we are on. They say a great influx of celestial energy is being infused into humanity, for the purpose of encouraging us, as a species, toward spiritual enlightenment.  They believe this was a time

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Posted on November 11th 2011 in Metaphysics, The Philosopher’s Teacup
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