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I am keen to have an online circle over the next few months and would like to know if there is interest and if so what time is best for all?
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Do not Rest in Peace Wilhelmus Van den Berg instead teach and inspire us still beyond the veil so that we might learn more about the spirit world and so we might not miss you as badly as we do now.
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I was born by a river
Rolling past a town
Given no direction
Just told to keep my head down

As I took my position
A man fired a gun
I was so steeped in tradition
that I could not run...
September 08, 2016, 09:43:05 PM
I was raised by a river
Weaned upon the sky
And in the mirror of the waters
I saw myself learn to cry

As my tears hit the surface
I saw what had been done
I gave feet to my freedom
And I did run

Someday later I saw

the writing in the dust

It told me how I should travel
It told me who I was...
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I will die by a river
As it rolls away
Bury me in the nighttime
Do not waste the day

High above the waters
That roll on to the sea
All the angels in heaven
Will laugh at me

My life was naught but a river

Rolling through my brain
Made of so many teardrops
Made of so much pain

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Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life...
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"Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy." ~Eski
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Life is like the river.Everything changes. Nothing remains the same. Everything Returns
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Unless thou see'st, thou canst not hear. To hear and see, this is the second stage~ The Voice of the Silence by Madame Helena Blavatsky
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Surrender to Life & the Word, no amount of psychic-babblle or "energy work" will change what others easily do without our "powers and/or abilities" .
Do what you want to do with magick without magick and life will teach you magick through Work.
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Black Sophia;
O Goddess of
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at the Dawn of Civilization upon Earth.
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Dedicated to Andrew Oats a peer magickian who was extraordinary!
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Music exists as an example showing a crack in the normal barrier between ineffable and neurolinguistic consciousness." ~Aikeena
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Choose LOVE
Meditate personally daily. Meditate globally the 1st Sunday of each month. Meditate universally under each full Moon.
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good night tired eyes
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dream your dreams
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This elastic won't snap. This cord will not be cut. This emptiness will not be filled.
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Neat article about the misinterpretations of the Mayan Calendar:

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9 body centers "CHIU TIEN,YEN YUAN,REI SHENG, PU HUA, TIEN TSUN"  When disturbed, quietly recite this mantra to put yourself back in order. This is powerful enough to handle all kinds of spiritual trouble! ~ NI

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This boat I have fashioned for this adventure is my one and only home . The branches on the riverside sing to me in the wind "Godspeed you wayward passenger!"
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Matthew 11:28 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
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Live,Love & Laugh !!
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Franz Bardon Forum
concerning Hermetic Magick and Initiation into Hermetics !!
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Mumford & Sons
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Through love stones become soft as butter.
Through love grief is like delight.
Through love demons become the servants of God.

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« on: June 09, 2017, 10:44:37 AM »

Back in April I started writing my dreams down again. Well over half of the time I dream about being at work. I tend to have no peripheral vision and to see few details even where I am directly looking. Even when actively doing something, I don't see arms or hands interacting with items in the dream. Things just happen in front of me. Other people tend to be missing even in places which should be crowded. It is hard to find things to use as triggers for reality checks during the day because so much of my dreams involve the absence of things which are present during waking life.

This week I started taking mugwort capsules. My sleep tends to be deeper and it makes dreams harder to remember, but the changes in the quality of the dreams have been interesting. I am seeing much more detail and more people have been present. I even had partial arms, down to my elbows. And I remembered things from scene change to scene change within the same dream sequence. The problem is that when I finally do start to think about how I need to do a reality check that wakes me.

The thing from the Carlos Castaneda books about looking for your hands makes sense to me. I have been aware of it since 1999. The problem is that I don't have hands in my dreams. Usually I don't have arms or legs. And maybe this is what should be the focus of my reality checks. Do I have a body? I just don't want to get into the habit of concluding that I am awake, like with all my previous attempts at reality checks.
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2017, 01:38:23 PM »

Hello Tom,
  Love this discourse.  bow.gif
 bumpjar     I feel that losing the body is a goal to higher consciousness.

Perhaps you are leaving in a golden seed of light from the third eye
in this form one travels beyond the veils of this local universe , it is a particle of light untethered by the body which constrains us to lower and lesser realms, imho.

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017, 05:11:53 PM »

Recently I have been getting stuck in my dreams, where I can't think what I was going to do or why. I don't know what led up to the moment, either. It is getting worse. I am having long pauses where the dream seems to be waiting for me to decide what comes next. The literal thought that I am doing this to myself (like A Course In Miracles) keeps coming to me. But it is still not lucid. I am not saying the magic word dream.
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2017, 11:27:52 PM »

A near miss just now. I was awake and was thinking about what to write about the dream I just had when imagery of carved metal tubes and running water came to me. It filled my entire field of vision. I thought about how when I was a little kid I would go with it and it would become a lucid dream, but instead of riding the metal tubes and feeling myself go with the motion, I just became more alert. It was a very near miss this time for my first WILD in decades. Huperzine A works. I am taking in on even numbered dates and today (the 18th) is my third dose. The only problem is that it is hard to stay asleep. And hard to go back to sleep. The bottle has 60 pills so by alternating days I plan to have it last almost 4 months. It says each pill is 200 mcg.

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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 02:22:36 PM »

Hi Tom,
How are you going?
Please give us more information about the pills. I don't know about these. What is your purpose for taking these and what is the effect?

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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2017, 09:09:42 PM »

Huperzine A keeps acetylcholine active between brain cells longer. It stimulates memory. It activates existing shen energy. Mugwort works the same way, but isn't as strong. Huperize A is from a type of Chinese club moss with the genus huperzia. I ended up giving my bottle to someone in college and he liked it immediately for helping his concentration and focus. I have switched to things to increase shen instead of activating it. Like ginseng is good for increasing jing. I am still using ashwagandha and have added wild asparagus root. My goal is eventually to be able to go to bed at night and sleep through the entire night without a break in awareness, but it is still a long way away. I have a friend who can do it, but he is not good at teaching. The author Daniel Kelley has a book about conscious sleep which is really helping put the pieces together for me.
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 10:44:41 AM »

Full awareness of dreamstate would be excellent. Thanks for the post, Tom. I  Look forward to reading more about shen activators.

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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 06:40:57 PM »

At this point, I would rather use mugwort than huperzine A because the mugwort helps me sleep and the huperzine keeps me awake. It also increases my blood pressure and gives me headaches. Luckily, I bought a packet of seed to start it growing near my home. This is more of a long-term plan. It doesn't have to be planted again from year to year. It spreads through the root system. Which is why it is considered an invasive weed.
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« Reply #8 on: Today at 09:59:45 AM »

Hi again Tom.
With OBE and lucid dreams come great responsibility and until you are willing to accept these responsibilities your trials will not be totally free from limitations. saying I will not do this or that is not good enough, you have to accept these things within your dreams as rights of passage and then in stages until you can control the skill/art. I made a mistake and used it for my pleasure and it was taken away, only when I was ready was it returned, the opportunity for the pleasure resurfaced but this time I said no!
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