Sunday, May 10, 2009

Life Is Linked With Death But Still We Must Carry On

This last week has again made me re-examine my spirituality and beliefs of our purpose here and of our purpose after death. I lost a good friend this week, only 65 but he had lost his joy for life. Another good friend lies in a hospital bed, in a brain damaged coma, teetering on the brink of that precipice to the Great Beyond. Cliff is only 41 and suffered a major aneurysm playing at home with his two small children. His zest for life is great, so much in contrast to dear sad Don. Two close friends, both of whom I care for are in effect, gone.

These last couple of years have brought more than their share of sadness and loss. I always considered myself a blessed and charmed person, never really experiencing great loss. My beloved Grandmother Ora had gone, but her time to pass was here and she had great work to accomplish on the Other Side. And she is still here for me, my Spirit Guide in all things.

These last years though have been hard, my mother who was my best friend died after a medical test went horribly wrong. I told myself it would be fine, FELT it with my whole being, but NO--this time my charmed life failed me. Two months later, still reeling and in a stupor from my mothers untimely passing, (on her birthday to make matters worse!) my husband passed away from a rare type of brain tumor. Again, I had felt like he was going to be fine, but just after the Doctor pronounced him doing very good, two seizures hit and he didn't make it.
My mother was a fighter, like my friend Cliff, with a remarkable grace and love of life and nature and a deep spirituality.

My husband, more like my just lost friend Don, sad and tired and not able to see the joy in just BEING! My husband felt his pain was the result of Karma, something he wholly embraced. He felt that the bad we do ALWAYS comes back to us in a many fold way. My husband was ex-military, not just a soldier but a member of a Black-OP's Special Forces unit that did VERY bad things. He wallowed in his guilt, bore it like a mantle of painful and weighty shame. His very existence was so inexorably intertwined with his belief that he could never repay his Karmic debt. Torture, assassination, dead babies and burned villages were his every night dreams and his waking nightmares. He saw spirits and ghosts, my husband, shades of those he felt he had wronged, had killed. In his visions they lined the roads, reaching out to him with grasping hands, their horrible blank eyed faces twisted into silent screams with great gaping maws of silent rage.

On our last trip to a cabin by a lake my family visited, he was afraid to leave the deck, seeing these same ghostly spirits rising up from the water, waiting to pull him down to his eternal punishment. Some might say it was the tumor causing these visions of his, and, perhaps, it did worsen them. BUT, you see, I see spirits too, and hear them, as did my Gram and many others I know. My spirit world is not frightening or evil but one where these incredible beings interact with and protect me. They are guides and messengers, protectors and providers, teachers and wisdom givers. True they could not spare me the pain of loss but they in some way lessen it. Has this shaken my belief that powerful spirits can aid and protect us? Not at all. I just realize that death MUST be an integral part of the Universal Cycle. That just as the energy of servitors must re-enter the Universal flow, so too must our energy. My hope is that in the place they dwell now, that the souls of my friend Don and that of my husband have found peace and grace and whatever measure of self foregiveness or solace they sought.

I talk to those I meet through my offerings all the time and one question that many new to magick and metaphysics always ask, is how will this energetic benefit me? I try to answer honestly without incredible claims. To tell them that it is an amazing thing to have these companion spirits on your side, at your side. They add so much to our lives in so many ways, both subtle and tangible. My life as I have said has been 'charmed' by my closeness with these spirits. True they could not spare me the pain of loss, but they have given me many opportunities to advance myself and my situation. These spirits ignite our innate powers of attraction into a nuclear fire that draws positive to us. Still, I must recognize what is offered and act upon it. It's not a manner of just having riches handed to oneself, it's an active collaboration of give and take and working towards a desired goal.

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A_NEW_GOLDEN_DAWN - providing vintage and antique spirited vessels, energetics and magickals from the estate of her Grandmother Ora, to whom this site is dedicated. Also offered on occasion are occult objects, as well as items of a paranormal or haunted nature from various estates.

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It's up to them to fill the blogs full of posts! Not sure they will be as 'gung ho' as I am!

I am having so much fun tinkering with designs on the new GOLDEN DAWN website, learning customization, etc... I think I've found a calling! Designing the new website has been fun, though now that I've learned more--and almost finished it--I started a NEW design! AND I HAVE NOT EVEN FINISHED THE FIRST!!!! I'm having some tech issues 'stocking' the store. I guess that's what tech support is for!

Please visit my friend's blogs, I'll be adding more blogs to the list very soon. I've told everyone they REALLY need a blog so expect others soon!

My Special Love! Sitting and watching me work!

My Special Love! Sitting and watching me work!
You can see the intelligence in his eyes. Our animal companions give us such unconditional love!

Aunt Maeve's and Mambo Belle's Bottles

Aunt Maeve's and Mambo Belle's Bottles
I will be offering spells and potions from these near 100 year old practitioners of VooDoo/HooDoo and the old Earth Magicks.

These spell potion bottles are real works of magickal 'art'. See a wide variety soon offered on eBay and on our new website and and


Love potion charm bottle with vintage silver heart. Most bottles will come with a jewelry 'charm' to wear or carry to re-inforce the spell.


This has been an operating funeral home since the 1920's. Many people in my town have reported spirit activity and sightings over the years.


Our magick and beliefs are tiny flames in the darkness of the vast universe~blended as one they ignite into a sacred flame that will light the way out of darkness and into cosmic enlightenment.


In many cultures the skull is revered as the holder of the soul and thus is treated as a totem and object of worship and reverence.


Over the next few months I will be offering more of them out to new Seekers of the Light and though, sad to part with them, I rejoice in the thought that with each object or vessel I place, that we are one step closer to achieving the paradigm shift that will raise us to the next step of human evolution and conciousness!


Much spirit communication comes through in our dreams~we are more open to messages from the spiritual and astral planes when our mind is at rest~meditation can help us achieve this state in our 'waking' hours.

Favorite Dream Quotes

  • Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Jung
  • Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths. Joseph Campbell
  • Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living. Anais Nin
  • Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions. Edgar Cayce
  • Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you. Marsha Norman
  • All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney
  • Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets. Robert Bulwer-Lytton


We ALL fall from grace at certain times in our lives. The secret is to get up, dust off our wings, smooth our ruffled feathers, and leap for the heavens once more!~~~~~~From morn To noon he fell, from noon to dewy eve,— A summer’s day; and with the setting sun Dropp’d from the Zenith like a falling star. Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 742.



Gram's Visions and Synchronicity

The idea of 'synchronicity' is implicit in many of Gram's visions, your actions now will influence the outcomes of future events seeming totally unrelated. The theory of synchronicity is that seemingly unrelated events ARE interconnected, this is in direct contrast to causal relationships that are understood as simultaneous—that is, the cause and effect occur at the same time.

Synchronous events reveal an underlying pattern, a conceptual framework which encompasses, but is larger than, any of the systems which display the synchronicity. The suggestion of a larger underlying framework is essential in order to satisfy the definition of synchronicity as originally developed by Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung.

Jung coined the word to describe what he called "temporally coincident occurrences of acausal events." Jung variously described synchronicity as an "acausal connecting principle", "meaningful coincidence" and "acausal parallelism". Jung introduced the concept as early as the 1920s but only gave a full statement of it in 1951 in an Eranos lecture and in 1952, published a paper, Synchronicity — An Acausal Connecting Principle, in a volume with a related study by the physicist (and Nobel laureate) Wolfgang Pauli.

It was a principle that Jung felt gave conclusive evidence for his concepts of archetypes and the collective unconscious, in that it was descriptive of a governing dynamic that underlies the whole of human experience and history—social, emotional, psychological, and spiritual. Events that happen which appear at first to be coincidence but are later found to be causally related are termed as "incoincident".

Jung believed that many experiences that are coincidences due to chance, in terms of causality, suggested the manifestation of parallel events or circumstances in terms of meaning, reflecting this governing dynamic.

One of Jung's favorite quotes on synchronicity was from Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, in which the White Queen says to Alice: "It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards".

What this means for you is that things you do, choices you make, no matter how unimportant they may seem in the grand scheme of things, really do matter a great deal. Sometimes more than that even! The choices influence which divergent 'path' our dimensional time line takes, some paths lead to great things but others are devastating in their out comes.