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    Gael Song Second Edition

    The Hidden Gem of Solitude   With most folks staying at home during this pandemic, I thought an article about solitude might be helpful. I’ve lived a contemplative life for twenty years now, mostly by myself, writing, meditating, in complete silence 90% of every day. Besides three mornings of volunteer work a week, my life is very, very quiet. When my last daughter went off to college twenty years ago, I chafed against the isolation but within a very few months, I began to cherish it and still do. What I discovered fairly quickly is that silence opens the doorway to the Otherworld. In general, beings on the other side…

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    Book Review – The Hidden Goddess: The Quest for the Divine Feminine in the Judeo-Christian Tradition-from Asherah to Mary Magdalene by Laurie Martin-Gardener

    Book Review The Hidden Goddess The Quest for the Divine Feminine in the Judeo-Christian Tradition-from Asherah to Mary Magdalene by Laurie Martin-Gardener 104 Pages   Evidence of Goddess worship goes back 25,000 years. In this book, Laurie Martin-Gardner presents well-researched evidence of the goddess’ wide worship among early Hebrew people citing archaeological and Biblical evidence. In the 1970s, evidence came to light that began to show that the mother Asherah was honoured alongside the father Yahweh. Although this evidence remains highly contested among traditional Hebrew scholars that view Yahweh as the one and true god, this makes sense when linked with what we know about ancient Hebrews who saw life…

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    Book Review – A Practical Introduction to Numerology: Your Expert Guide to Understanding the Hidden Power of Numbers by Sonia Ducie

    Book Review A Practical Introduction to Numerology Your Expert Guide to Understanding the Hidden Power of Numbers by Sonia Ducie 136 Pages     This book introduces beginners to the metaphysical science of numerology, which dates back to Pythagoras in the sixth century BCE, showing how adding numbers together can offer information about everything from personality to life events. All the basics are covered in a Q&A format, chapter by chapter, exploring the questions most often asked about numerology. There are “Focus On” boxes that provide a deeper understanding of key terms and aspects. “Try It” boxes help readers calculate their own numbers. “The whole of life is based on…

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    Book Review – The Hidden Meaning of Birds: A Spiritual Field Guide Explore the Symbology and Significance of These Divine Winged Messengers by Arin Murphy-Hiscock

    Book Review The Hidden Meaning of Birds A Spiritual Field Guide Explore the Symbology and Significance of These Divine Winged Messengers by Arin Murphy-Hiscock 240 Pages When first seeing this book, I was instantly reminded of my many Peterson’s Field Guide books to birds of various locations. Like the reliable Peterson’s series, The Hidden Meaning of Birds provides illustrations, physical descriptions, preferred environments and habitat ranges for over 50 birds from around the world. It also invites us to connect with birds as divinatory messengers, opening us up to another layer of relationship with them. I have watched birds as message bringers for a long time. I’ve gone on omen…

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    Book Review – The Hidden History of Elves and Dwarfs: Avatars of Invisible Realms by Claude Le Couteux

    Book Review The Hidden History of Elves and Dwarfs Avatars of Invisible Realms by Claude Le Couteux 240 Pages     I am fascinated by the subject matters that I find when I read a book on a new subject. “The Hidden History of Elves and Dwarfs” by Claude Le Couteux is a new subject to me. I could see that Le Couteux’s book was unraveling the web that had long been placed by the clerics of yesteryear. The web (Loki’s name in Swedish is locke/lock. Loksnät {spiders web}) around the elves and dwarves was put in place to replace the belief in beings that once had a seat next…

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    Book Review – The Big Book Of Numerology: The Hidden Meaning of Numbers and Letters by Shirley Blackwell Lawrence

    Book Review The Big Book Of Numerology The Hidden Meaning of Numbers and Letters by Shirley Blackwell Lawrence 288 Pages     You know those Numerology books that give you practical advice on how to use the letters in your name and the numbers in your birth date to figure out the best avenue for your career, your love life and everything else about yourself and people you know and care about? This is not that book. To be sure, that information is embedded in this book – way at the end, and briefly – but before the reader gets to that point, there is so much other information that…