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    I recently had someone contact me via email requesting that I do a tarot reading for her.  I’ve never met her and had no idea what her current situation was.  I sat with a notepad, my favorite deck and a flickering candle.  I felt that the reading connected totally and the cards were making perfect sense, like they were falling into place.  Sometimes when I do a reading I get in the “zone” and just know that the message is coming through loud and clear.  After finishing up I typed what I had written and sent the reading to the inquirer feeling rather accomplished.  Within a day of receiving the…

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    Dreams Part IV Helping the Dream To wrap up the series on dreams I thought I would share some of ways to making divination through dreams more powerful and provide the clearest results.  Often times my most creative inspirations and thoughts come to me during the “twilight” stage. (no, not the vampire movie)  You know when you’re feeling yourself drift off to sleep, but technically you are still awake.  This is the time when crazy solutions seem reasonable and the worries of the day dance softly to the back of your mind.  I often meditate for story ideas, answers to questions or signs on which direction I should take.  When…

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    Dreams III You sit up straight in bed during the dead of the night, your forehead is damp with sweat, and your heart is racing.  It takes you a few moments to ground yourself and fade back into your reality.  You sit in the dark and remember the story that just played out in your mind. What type of message was your subconscious trying to send?  Often nightmares or night terrors will reflect fears from our past, situations we are currently battling or events that we are worried about in the future. Sometimes it will help to talk with someone about any disturbing dreams you may have.  Another opinion can…

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    Dreams II.. The Place Where Karma Is Counted “Dreams are illustrations…from the book your soul is writing about you.”  Marsha Norman Where do we go when we dream?  I know that literally our bodies stay in our beds, but where does the mind go when we are resting?  It is my personal belief that our soul travels to another realm or frequency.   I suppose to fully understand the view from where I stand a brief explanation is needed.  For me there is a place, a place that we all come from, a place where our spirits are energies, a place where karma is counted.  I suppose the easiest way to…

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    Dreams Part I We all see them flooding our in box, our Facebook notes and our MySpace message folders, those surveys that delve into the deepest aspects of our being.  They ask everything from our favorite sea animal to what we had for dinner last night.  As overwhelming as they can be, let’s all admit that we get a little kick out of reading our friend’s most personal fears and feelings.  Recently while scouring over such-said questionnaires I noticed the answer that several of my contacts had given to a particular query.  The question “What did you dream about last night” and the answers surprised me.  The replies ranged from…

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    I know I said this month’s column would be about the runes, but as I began to do my research it seemed as though something just kept getting in my way.  I was lying in bed one night trying to figure out why I was having so much trouble putting my words together on this topic when it hit me…BAM….February is the time of one of the oldest and most well known divination rituals that is commonly accepted today.  Groundhog Day! I suppose this should have been an easy choice for this month’s topic, the Goddess works in mysterious ways.  I actually live about 30 minutes from the quiet little…

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    Divination, what a lovely word.  According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary the definition is: “the art or practice that seeks to foresee or foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge usually by the interpretation of omens or by the aid of supernatural powers, unusual insight or intuitive perception”.  Sounds pretty complicated, and also a bit intimidating. I would be honored if you would join me in a journey down the winding path to explore the beginnings, history and many forms and tools of divination.  I tend to have a special place in my heart for the tarot, it was my introduction to my Pagan lifestyle and opened up an entire new…