Posts Tagged ‘metaphysics’

We live in a fast moving world these days, and people have gotten used to the concept of instant results. Constant communication access. Fast food. 24 hour delivery.

Got a pain? Pop a pill for fastfastfast relief

And I think, because of this, people are often surprised and even outraged when some things take time.

But that’s how some things are. Some times you’ve just got to hunker down and do the work before you can see results. And one place this can happen is in metaphysics.

There are some things in metaphysics that can be amazingly quick to happen- but often you have to give some time and energy to a practice before you’ll get places.

  • Want to be comfortable with praying in any situation? The more times you pray, the easier it will become for you.
  • Want to get good at meditation? Easily accessing an altered state takes practice (perhaps that’s why they talk about a meditation practice…)
  • Want to do acupressure? It takes time to learn all the points and meridians.

And this concept of doing the work seems to be hard for some people. Where’s their instant Nirvana?54f6a620-f2d8-4bdc-ad37-a97aa1a18800

We have someone that we’ve seen a couple times a year for quite a number of years now. He’s a nice guy. He’s had some distinctly metaphysical and spiritual experiences. And he’s motivated for more.

And every time he sees us, he asks the same questions about how to achieve his goals. And we give him the same answers. And he doesn’t follow through

He keeps asking if there’s some simpler way- some “magic bullet” that will shoot him straight to what he wants with no further delay.

Without doing the work….

Based on his skills and approaches, there isn’t. We tell him this- and the next time we see him, he’ll be asking the same thing again. It’s as if he believes that, if he asks enough times, the answer will change and he’ll get what he wants as soon as he wants it. Like now….

It’s sad to watch him- and the saddest part is that, if he’d just done the work as opposed to fishing for shortcuts, he might actually be where he wanted to be by now.

Sometimes you just need to do the work.

Although sometimes….






For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies”,    and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

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Things like magick, and psychic phenomena, and alternative healing and energy work, and spirituality?

Well of course you do, or else you wouldn’t be here

And if you want additional options besides this blog, check out the class list for what’s happening at this year’s Changing Times, Changing Worlds  November 13-15 in Northhampton, Mass

Click here 

And that’s not all that’s happening. There’ll be panels and vendors and a lot of interesting people to talk to

If you like learning about this kind of thing, you should go to Changing Times, Changing Worlds






For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her latest book “Magick for Pennies”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here


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Deck them halls and hang that holly.  We’ve looked at some gift ideas  from the worlds of alternative health. How about some presents from the world of metaphysics?

Before you start, the first step is to find out what area of metaphysics interests your recipient. Metaphysics covers a wide range of interests, from magick to New Age to certain spiritual paths, such as Wicca; and a great gift for one area is not so great for another.

Showing an interest in what path your recipient is on is respectful, and giving a great gift because you’ve done your homework rocks.

Good vibrations –

A physical space can gather dust, and it can also retain the vibrations of the things that have happened there – and those aren’t always good vibrations. These vibrations can affect the energy of the space and how folks feel there.

If your loved one feels the energy of his or her space needs help, a gift of things that can clear negative energy or help improve the energy in a space is useful. Sage for smudging. Singing bowls and other instruments for smudging with sound. Crystals such as rose quartz to create a more positive supportive energy field.

The symbol is the thing –

In manifestation work, having a concrete symbol of the thing you’re trying to manifest can be helpful to focus on. A model of a wished for car, a picture of that dream house, or a mocked up magazine cover with your friend as the new number one actor in America can be a start in manifesting that dream.

The tools of the trade –

Every activity has its own equipment, and metaphysics is no exception. Whether the person you’re shopping for uses herbs, candles, or obscure New Age gadgets, a gift of  the right tools or supplies supports that individual’s path or practices and makes the season bright.

The gift of knowledge –

Whether you’re exploring and expanding the boundaries of energy, reality, magick or spirit, the knowledge of those who came before you can make your own journey better and more effective.

Books, recordings and classes in the metaphysical area of your recipient’s interest are always a good choice (and if you’re not sure exactly what to get, a gift card that puts a friend or loved one in a position to choose exactly what they most need next is an excellent gift.)

There’s four different areas to do your holiday shopping in a metaphysical area. But we’re not done yet…






For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better” ,“The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”,   and her new book “Magick for Pennies”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

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Back from Changing Times/Changing Worlds 2012 . Saw some old friends , made some new ones.  Was on 7 panels and taught my class on the Necrnomicon.
Good times were had by all so those of you that didn’t come this year might want to plan on coming  to CTCW 2013.
Till next week
Starwolf  11/1/2o12

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First , sorry I didn’t post last  week. The low pressure from Sandy left me in a fog.
Now back to the time befor time.
As the great cow nourished itself by licking the salty ice on the rim of the abyss a head followed by a body slowly apeared , This was Bori the first of the Gods. He married the Jotuness Yingva and they had a son named Bor. Bor married the Jotuness Bestla and they had 3 sons Ve , Vili , and Odin.

Till net week.
Starwolf 11/04/2012

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After a time sparks from Muspellhiem quickened the icy rime of Niffelhiem giving rise to 2 beings . Adhumula an immense cow and Yimir the first of the Jotun or Frost Giants.
Till next week.
Starwolf  10/07/2012

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Next week I’m going to start a series on the Norse/Germanic gods and goddesses.

Till next week
Starwolf 09/23/2012

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Other uses for iron

Iron can be used for grounding, a iron nail carried in your pocket or purse is protection against the fay, and iron over the doors and windows will keep out spirits.
Untill next week.
Starwolf  09/16/2012

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This simple talisman provides basic protection.
you will need :
1 iron or steel nail 31/2 to 4 inches long
6 inches of white cotton string
To make : tie 3 knots in the string  and thread the nail through them.
carry in pocket or purse.
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Starwolf 08/26/2012

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A Spirit Bottle is a variation of the pendulum that is useful for detecting the presence of ghosts and other spirits. It is a 19th century version the infrared and EMF detectors used today.
To make one you will need:
1 glass bottle
a cork that will fit into the neck of the bottle
a small lead weight that will fit through the neck
drill a hole through the cork,
thread the string through the hole,
tie the weight to the other end.
place the cork in the neck,
adjust string so the weight swings free and knot off .
to use :
place in an area of suspected activity, the weight will start to swing in the presence of spirits.
Till next week
Starwolf 08/05/2012

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