The Astrological Significance of Ragnarok and Norse Creation Myths

A couple weeks ago I was working on V.K. Jehannum’s Rite of Initiation through Muspelheim and I started to get some interesting information downloads (presumably from Surtr and/or the spirits of Muspelheim) The gist of these was that  there are correlations between the Book of Revelations and “Ragnarok”. This makes actual since, because Surtr (whom the rite calls upon) was supposed to play a part in Ragnarok and the “end of the world”. I’ve been meaning to write an article “unraveling” the information but I haven’t gotten around to it so far. Today while my daughter and I were working on homeschool, we were reading the Norse creation myth, I noticed parallels between it and some biblical stories (in addition to myths from other cultures.)

 It is my understanding that the bible is (much like mythology) an allegory for astrological events. Each aeon or age has a zodiacal sign attached to it, proceeding in reverse (depending on which house the sun is in.) The Old Testament of the bible representing the age of Aries (from 2150 B.C. – 1 A.D.), the symbol of which being the golden bull (false idol) worshipped by the Israelites. The New Testament representing the Age of Pisces from 1 A.D. – 2150 A.D and is represented by the Zodiac sign of the two fish. (The fish symbolism in Christianity is rampant. I remember from Sunday school that Jesus was said to be a “fisher of men”. (Eep.) This transition of the age into the Aquarian age is alluded to in Luke 22:10, which states: “Behold when ye are entered into the city there shall a man meet you bearing a pitcher of water. Follow him into the house, where he enter therein.” The zodiacal sign of Aquarius is a man with a pitcher of water. (The Star Tarot?) Obviously, this is alluding to the sun entering the house of Aquarius. 

In Matthew 28:20 of the King James Bible, Jesus (the “sun” or son of God) says “I will be with you even to the end of the world.” Apparently in King James Bible, this is a mistranslation and the word world is meant to mean “age”. I’ve been told by my own spirits that there are many words were deliberately altered, but to remain objective we can say that there are a number of mistranslations. So, Jesus (the sun) will be there until the end of the age, at which point it will be in the age of Aquarius. [1]

My spirits elaborated on this explaining that the Bible was only applicable to the end of this age/aeon and that, a brand new one has begun. A new story/religion needs to be written for this new age. I’m under the impression that this new age beginning is already happening, although texts say that this it is not allegedly supposed to happen officially until the year 2150 A.D. I thought this was a little strange, but it has recently come to my attention that there’s supposed to be a 13th Zodiac sign due to the Earth’s axis “wobbling” and the position of the sun/pole star changing. Which could account for some missing years.

Some people dispute this saying that astrology is based on the sun instead of these pole stars. … But if you look at the way the allusion in the bible is worded: ‘the sun entering the house of Aquarius”, it seems to imply that they were viewing things from the perspective that it was the SUN entering different ages. Our ancestors were under the impression that the sun/planets revolved around the Earth until recently, when we found that it is the planets that orbit around the sun and that the sun is actually stationary. (For the most part.) This discovery should have changed our conception of Astrology. The position of the sun for this reason technically did “move”, and if not then then especially when taking into consideration the Earth’s axis has “wobbled”.  

So, adding this 13th sign then, could possibly mean that we might have approached the new age sooner. This both makes sense of the information I’ve channeled and would be awfully convenient for the powers that be. According to Naos, the energies at the end of an aeon/age distort the entire next aeon/age. [2] If everyone knows about the new “age” much later than it actually started, it would be advantageous for those currently in power to have 150+ (however many) years to distort the energies of the next aeon in an effort to maintain control. This is also consistent with what I channeled: that this information is deliberately being withheld from the public so that Judeo-Christianity can be maintain control and bend the energies of the new aeon in their favor.


I’m digressing, a lot. My point though is that: there isn’t an end of the world, (at least not indicated biblically) just the ending of an old age and the beginning of a new one. As I’d mentioned earlier, an information download that I’d gotten (from I believe Surtr) indicates that there are parallels between  the Book of Revelations and Ragnarok in Norse Mythology). Being that these ages follow the procession of the equinoxes (reverse chronologically) Ragnarok could possibly even apply to  the ending of an age that has already past.
 

Applying this same concept to the myth of  Ragnarok, it seems that this might also be the case here. Odin is to fight Fenrir, the wolf and Tyr will fight the Jormungand, the Midgard Serpent. In some versions, Surtr will kill Odin. There are so many damn versions of this story that it’s hard to tell what’s what. As far as we can tell, there are no wolves or serpents in the tropical Zodiac. HOWEVER: Opiochus, the 13th zodiac of sidereal astrology IS the serpent bearer, represented by man wrestling a snake. Opiochus Makes up the dates between November 29th and December 18th. So, a Jormungand is accounted for. But what about Fenrir and the wolves? Celtic astrology,  (which I didn’t even know was a thing until right now) ALSO has 13 signs and, the Wolf Zodiac symbol Sign is October 28-November 24th, JUST BEFORE Opiochus. Celtic Astrology is not Norse Astrology of course, but we do know that the  Saxons (Vikings) arrived in England/Ireland around the 5th century A.D. (Placing them around the  late age of Taurus & early Aries) it’s very possible they shared similar astrological systems. The dates  ARE a couple days apart, but a rational explanation for this is that the Norse calendar was divided up into runic half months and aren’t/weren’t always static.

This also makes sense of the Norse creation myth and the other calf/cow based creation myths in a variety of cultures: Taurus being the bull. A calf would be an “young” bull. It’s possible that the creation myth wasn’t necessarily a “creation” myth, but a myth about the beginning of the age of Taurus in which these cultures existed. This makes sense because, there is inconsistent information about which god/giant actually created the other gods/giants and the first human/s. 

In summary, it’s very likely that the myth of Ragnarok is similar to the book of Revelations in that it wasn’t meant to signify the end of the world, but an end of one astrological age and entering of another. I’m sure this is really just the tip of the iceberg as far as similarities go, but I’m going to have to finish unraveling that information in a separate blog post since I’ve spent like, 5 hours writing this one post.

SOURCES CITED:

[1] The Zeitgeist | The Movie (2007) . YouTube. Retrieved Feb. 18th 2020.

[2] Naos – The Order of Nine Angles 

Psychic Senses & Abilities

This article (or series of articles) I am actually writing for someone, but I thought it would be useful for other people to read as well so I’m posing it on my blog as well. 🙂

There are a lot of misconceptions about the psychic abilities and psychic senses in general. A common misconception is that only certain people are “born” with psychic abilities. What many people don’t realize, however, is that psychic abilities are something that EVERYONE is born with and can be taught to utilize. Children are much more able to tap into their psychic abilities, as society hasn’t conditioned them into believing that “hearing” or “seeing” things are crazy, “weird’ or inappropriate. Eventually, as they go through life and are discouraged from using our “imaginations”, they stop being able to use them. This isn’t to say that our imaginations are always real, but there are many things that are written of as our “imagination” that are genuine psychic phenomena. Intuition for instance: if you’ve ever had a feeling that something bad was going to happen and something bad *did* end up happening, this might have happened outside of your conscious awareness *or* may have been written off as your imagination and ignored.

Obligatory Disclaimer

This isn’t to say that seeing and hearing things is necessarily “normal”, as there are times when it is, in fact, indicative of mental illness. I am not a psychologist and tell you the exact differentiation between the two. That distinction needs a mental health professional and their opinion depends on said professional’s receptiveness to the idea of psychic abilities. Let’s face it: not many do. I have been fortunate enough to discuss my own experiences with a mental health professional who was also interested in the metaphysical and spiritual end of things, who found nothing peculiar about what I’d told her and was in fact even able to help me cultivate my abilities through giving me more information about the information I had channeled. My suggestion to people who are concerned about their sanity is to seek out a professional who is knowledgeable in both the spiritual end of things as much as they are the psychological end of things, in order to avoid being misdiagnosed and overmedicated for what might be a genuine gift. (Such was the case with me.)

How Psychic Information is Processed

With that being said, I can explain things better from a metaphysical perspective. Psychic information is received and processed through the chakras and interpreted by the brain. The best-known chakra for this is the third eye chakra, which is the chakra that deals with clairvoyance (clear seeing, things you can see with your third eye, not through your physical eyesight as much.) Your crown chakra is the chakra that receives claircognizant (clear knowing) information. Your throat chakra, which deals with communication, governs spiritual communication as much as it does verbal communication and plays a role in clairaudience. (Clear hearing) The actual chakras that are responsible for clairaudience (psychic/astral hearing) are your inner ear chakras. (Which, if I’m not mistaken are kind of an offshoot of your throat chakra) When you hear spiritual things it usually comes from these inner ear chakras rather than something you hear “externally” although sometimes these can be confused. Your solar plexus is involved in clairsentience (clear feeling) and intuition. When you have a “hunch”, “gut feeling” or an intuitive, yucky feeling about someone or something, you’ll most likely feel it in your solar plexus/navel chakras. Believe it or not, your hand chakras (and fingertip chakras) are involved in a psychic sense known as clairtangency: receiving psychic information from touching an object. (This happened to me once at a food pantry, where I touched a table that was in the room and got a flash/image of a hospital/surgical room and immediately got really creeped out. The table was definitely used I think to hold surgical instruments in a hospital. I’ve been able to pick up impressions from an old book and correctly guess where the book came from, etc.) These aren’t clear cut guidelines, as there are many chakras that play a role in processing psychic information (not to mention your aura) but, these I think are the main chakras.

Common Psychic Senses

Now, to elaborate on the different types of psychic senses. Many people associate “psychics” with clairvoyance. Although many psychics are clairvoyant, the truth is that there are more psychic senses than just clairvoyance. Many people have a predominant psychic sense supported by one or a couple other of these. Sometimes their predominant psychic sense can change. In my experience, people that are artistic or visual learners will receive mostly clairvoyant information. People who love music or are auditory learners are more likely to be predominantly clairaudient. Empaths a lot of times will use clairsentience without even realizing it. etc. It’s been my experience that, spirits who are (were) musically inclined will be most likely to communicate through music, or if they were artistically gifted might choose to convey images. Spirits who were really intelligent of logic/information based in their life might come in claircognizant. (Cool story on that later.) I’ve read that spirits will use information, songs, etc. from your memory bank to convey the message that they’re trying to get across, in a way you understand it. … I’m not even sure it’s that necessarily, it seems like maybe this is your energy body’s way of making sense of the information that it’s receiving. But, sometimes the information that they want to convey isn’t something you have a framework for understanding at that moment. I’m super claircognizant so I find that that’s when I get referred out to books or sources by a spirit that does contain more about the information they’re trying to convey and helps me verify the message that I’m getting from them: which gets elaborated on in the book I’m referred to. (Anyone who is talking to me when I’m nerding out about research can attest to this: me getting a theory and then finding/verifying that exact info in a book shortly after.)

Not all psychics necessarily speak with the dead, either: the psychics who do that are mediums, although the two are often used synonymously. Mediums are psychics (that’s how they receive their information!) but not all psychics are mediums. Anyway (digressing again) Here are the main (and some extra) psychic senses.

Clairvoyance: (Clear sight) is your psychic/astral vision. This for me is usually a flash of an image in your third eye chakra area (between your eyebrows). The image can be literal or symbolic. Some people see auras, spirits, etc. this way. You might see a word, a color, name etc.

Clairaudience: (Clear hearing) is your psychic hearing. Sometimes it can be very overt: as in, hearing the spirit in its own voice in your head. If you’re receiving an urgent warning, the louder and more overt it can be. But usually, (in my experience) it’s more subtle. Sometimes the information you get from spirit/s or your higher self is heard as your own thoughts which make this a really tricky sense to pick up on. If you find your internal dialogue referring to you as “you” instead of “I” or with different pronouns (as though someone else was talking to you in your voice) this can also be clairaudience. This happens to me a lot when I’m channeling things via automatic writing: I receive the information in my own voice but it’s not information that I knew prior to receiving it. I do like to verify everything I get to make sure it’s right (and that I’m not crazy.) I usually am, but I can misconstrue parts of messages from time to time. Lastly, clairaudience can actually come in the form of music, songs or quotes that seem to get stuck out of nowhere. Not every song that gets stuck in your head will be a clairaudient message, though. (More on this later.)

Clairsentience: (clear feeling) This is probably one of the most common psychic senses. As I mentioned before. This is especially common in empaths who often feel the emotions of other people around them. You might feel emotions that aren’t yours (if you’re around someone who is angry, you become quite angry yourself) or you might feel the pain that isn’t yours. i.e. if you’re communicating with a spirit that had back problems you might also feel back pain or sensations in your back. You know, on Ghost Adventures where one of the guys is all like “bro I feel like I got stabbed in the stomach” or something, it might not necessarily be intentional on the part of the spirit as much as it might be the cast picking up on the spirits’ pain through their own clairsentience. For me personally, when doing reiki I can feel which areas need attention on the other person by feeling them in my own body. I once removed an entity attached to someone and as I removed it I could feel in my own body, something physically being pulled out of my back, neck and head. (That only took up like, three chakras?!) (That was horrifying) My jaw might hurt or tingle or I might be pulled to “hot” or dense feeling areas where the client might be experiencing pain. I think this might also include generally sensing energy, which can entail tingling or buzzing feelings.

  • Claircognizance: This is the psychic sense of “knowing” which I think is one of the most underrated psychic senses. This is psychic information that you just simply know. For me, I notice this as a certain thought, idea or information popping into my head that has a certain “insight” like quality that feels like a lightbulb went off. Sometimes inspiration or ideas can happen in this way. It’s just a simple “knowing” for a fact that the information is true. I make this probably harder than it needs to be by treating everything I receive as a hypothesis that I need to test by doing research, but it does come through with strong sense of “knowing” that doesn’t feel like it needs verification. Not everything that pops into your head that you feel certain about is information received via claircognizance, I have to reiterate that there’s a “ligthbulb” like quality to the information.

    I’ve mistaken plenty of things for claircognizant information that kind of comes through trial and error. Like, “information” that sounds like “I know Brenda is going to be a B at the company Christmas party this year.” or “I know I’m going to fail this test” “I just know my bf is out smoking meth/cheating/etc.” is probably totally not claircognizant information, it’s definitely information that’s stemming from your own personal fears or anxieties. I don’t doubt that this kind of information can come through once in awhile, or come through in the form of intuition, but it’s a bad idea to simply act as though it were true just because it feels true. Don’t attack Brenda at the company Christmas party pls. Disclaimer: I am not liable if you attack Brenda at the company Christmas party. If something *IS* genuinely claircognizant information, it should be able to pass reality testing. *TRUE* information tends to shed light on other topics and makes them more clear. False information often muddies it or makes things confusing or leaves you stuck.

Lesser-Known Psychic Senses

Those are the four main senses and seem to go along with the physical senses. Believe it or not, there are other more obscure psychic sciences that go along with the physical senses: I mentioned clairtangency earlier which is gathering information about an object or place through touch. Clairolfaction is the sense of psychic of smell; spirits can be accompanied by scents: fresh flowers, perfume, tobacco, (which you might associate with the spirit you’re sensing) also, rotting meat, sulfur, death, etc. are other ones on the darker side of things. I read something about dogs being able to detect cancer via the sense of smell: they are likely using the sense of psychic smell for this. People have this ability too and are sometimes able to smell when someone is sick or near death. Clairgustance is psychic “tasting”. Some people notice a coppery or metallic taste, the taste of blood (spirits that died violently) or other tastes. (Actually, I think I might have experienced this the other day, only it seemed like the taste you get when you’re sick only I wasn’t sick.) There are plenty of others that I won’t cover here.

Examples from Famous People & Creative Works

It’s important to note too that many amazing poets, musicians, composers, artists, writers, inventors, etc. have all likely experienced this whether they realized it or not. Nicola Tesla I believe was in fact one of those people: receiving information about technology through psychic senses. Many authors who write science fiction or fantasy novels that seem to describe real life concepts or ideas might have been inspired by receiving in formation in this way. I think H.P. Lovecraft was one in particular, possibly JR Tolkien and others. This explains why the Simpsons eerily seem to predict events many years later. Musicians sometimes intuitively know they’re going to die on a subconscious level and work hard to put out some of their best work: sometimes predicting their death in advance, or write songs that seem to imply that they know they’re leaving and are saying good bye. Grimes did say that at one point she felt as though she was channeling spirits through her music. Conor Oberst’s music also has a lot of spiritual themes and has an album even named “Clairaudients”. I think these instances miraculously show information about the musician’s creative process. Many composers of classical music seem to have been divinely guided as well: Beehthoven was deaf but still composed some of the world’s best known symphonies, claiming that he did hear them in his head. Here, he was hearing music using his inner ear chakras. Richard Wagner described inspiration once as “currents of divine thought” that vibrate through the ether and are heard by those who feel inspired. There are countless other fascinating examples of this. I really love looking at creative work of individuals and examining this. (Particularly ones who’ve passed posthumously) No wonder many “bards”, rishis and poets of the past were also thought to be seers.

In Conclusion

Anyway, I think I’ve wasted enough time on this article that I didn’t even really get around to what I actually wanted to talk about: which was actually utilizing these senses. Using psychic abilities is actually a two-step process: half is knowing you’re receiving the information, the other half is decoding the information. (Usually, the meaning isn’t overt or immediately clear and requires additional interpreting.) I’ll cover that in one of my next posts, though. I hope this was helpful!

My (Involuntary) Shamanic Initiation

If you’ve read my bio, you might already know that I once considered myself “Germanic Heathen”. This came as a result of some very intense visions that I had. By visions I mean, I was fasting and had reduced sleep for at least a week or two, and had been listening to some music which had a lot of drumming in it, on repeat for a couple days in a row. Because I’m one of those weirdos that finds good music and then plays the hell out of them until they get boring. It’s known that shamans enter altered states of consciousness, namely the shamanic state of consciousness, by reducing food, sleep and drumming at a certain beats per minute. [1] Of course I was not aware of that, and accidentally entered a shamanic state of consciousness, completely not aware of what was going on.


The Shamanic State of Consciousness & DMT


In a shamanic state of consciousness, DMT is released naturally by the pineal gland in your brain. Your pineal gland is connected to the third eye chakra and contains the same tissue (cones and rods) that the retina in your eye does: tissue that is responsible for that actually producing the images we see: the light, depth and colors, that are then sent through the optic nerve and thus to your brain which interprets the image. Your pineal gland because of this is photoreceptive. (Absorbs light for a particular function.) This is why when you open your third eye, people start seeing visions or things that others don’t. The gland that is responsible for these visions are the same cells, connecting to the same organ/s that our physical vision does. What is seen with the eyes is *interpreted* by the brain which produces the image, not necessarily the eyes themselves. (This is why two people viewing the same crime can see two radically different persepctives.) What we see with the eyes isn’t necessarily how what is in front of us looks, but depends on how our brain is interpreting what is in front of us. (Digressing…) The eyes give us physical vision, the pineal gland, when active, gives us vision of the “unseen”, “hidden” metaphysical world that many believe do not exist. Of course, many of us can’t (or don’t) use our pineal gland and are walking around blind to a pretty huge layer of reality.

Now, backtracking to DMT: this is most commonly heard about in reference to drugs. Although it does exist as a drug, it is a naturally occurring substance in your body. It is, supposedly, only released when you’re born, when you’re dreaming and when you die. Many people don’t know that is naturally released when someone is in a shamanic state of consciousness. (or apparently if you take a lot of recreational drugs, there are man-made versions of it…) Natural DMT is (surprise surprise) found in the pineal glands of mice. (it’s safe to say it is there for us too.) This provides a more scientific explanation for the visions seen during a shamanic state of consciousness.

What happened?

I began to see visuals along with simultaneous claircognizant/clairaudient information. (My third eye and crown chakras were blasted open, obvs). I saw a muscular hand push my face into a well of water; I became aware that I was falling through this well. I saw hundreds of bubbles, each with information facts, events. You could say water “droplets” of information, even. I was seeing the droplets and simultaneously knowing what the information in the droplets was, and I gained new information with each one. I went through most recent times back to WW2, WW1, Victorian times, medieval times, pre-christian pagan times, back to the beginning of time on this planet, and even beyond. I found myself in space, hearing information clairaudiently from some beings that were with me. I went even further beyond space to pre-existence of everything: a void, or abyss. At this point everything went black and I saw red glowing symbols which I thought looked like runes, but looked a bit more complex. (I’d never thought about the runes or vikings since high school prior to this, so that ws new to me.) It seemed that I was specifically able to access information through my own bloodline and ancestors, from any time period no matter how distant. Information I received as I moved through the well was moving very, very rapidly- so rapidly that I couldn’t write it all down and had to sit and observe. I felt as though I could access any information at all if I wished. It seemed similar to what some call the Akashic Records. I was given a lot spiritual truths and information about the universe, life on earth, existence, etc. That I will cover in other posts: the information is way, way, WAYYYY too vast to articulate in one small post. It was so much information that… Someone might go permanently insane if they’d have access to all of that information at once for a prolonged period of time: so I was able to absorb some broad concepts to describe spiritual truths. (?) If you want to call them that.

wtf?

I know. Just so we can eliminate the obvious causes here: I didn’t and have not ever done psychadelic drugs, DMT, acid, mushrooms or anything like that. Defs not an acid flashback or something like that. I don’t even smoke pot. Also: I am frequently depressed and sucidal, but schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders are not one of the things in my family history or in my personal history. (Being a former self-injurer, trust me when I say that they’ve totally had ample time to make that diagnosis.)

It’s not schizophrenia if you can coherently explain it!

I’m sure that isn’t true for all sorts of reasons. (hah) I did seriously doubt my sanity, for awhile. But, if it *were* insanity, why would the truths I’d learned about the universe enlighten me more about it? And help me describe big concepts to other people? Why does the information I learned work as a useful framework for operating in the world? If I was insane, wouldn’t this not make sense to anyone else? Wouldn’t it render me LESS functional in the world? … I mean in some ways it did: I know things I won’t ever be able to communicate with another human and be understood, so I feel incredibly isolated. I’m often misunderstood. But the deep understanding of the universe that I gained really allowed me to understand it in such a clear way that I got very good at predicting information, seeing truth and lies, etc. So after it happened, I became obsessed with figuring out what had happened.

I couldn’t explain why, but I was incredibly drawn to maps of the nine worlds in norse mythology after this. It was a map to what I saw and learned almost. There’s so much information that can be gleaned from merely studying it. I started studying Norse mythology and folklore to better understand the allegories within it. Not many people realize that they’re not just stories: they’re allegories for certain things in the universe.

What I experienced was similar to accessing the Akashic Records, at least in principle. Interestingly, the Norns of Norse mythology *are* responsible for keeping/recording of the records of all time by carving runes into the Yggdrasil (world tree), catalogue anything and everything that has ever happened. The norns were said to water the Yggdrasil (or world tree) each morning with water from the Well of Wisdom, or Mimir’s well. (Mimir being a giant to whom this well belonged.) Every time anyone takes an action, it places a drop in this well: as with the rest of your family, “tribe” and race. Thus, the well of wisdom contains layers of information throughout time (Urd) all the way to the beginning of time itself. This well was also the well that Odin had sacrificed his “eye” to in order to attain wisdom. From the Abyss, Odin pulled out the runes.

After reading the mythology and lore, I realized that what I’d experienced could be explained through allegories found in the stories of Norse mythology! Carl Jung did believe that Odin and the other gods were archetypes latent within our subconscious mind. As I studied the Greek system of Hebdomadry (which the Qabalah was actually based on.) I came to understand these norse worlds could also be understood as spheres and the pathways that are latent within the subconscious mind. The Order of Nine Angles uses the “Tree of Wyrd” to depict these. The spheres can also be understood as chakras in the body, along the spinal column which is represented by the Yggdrasil (world tree). The difference between the system of Qabalah and Hebdomadry (to my understanding) is that the Qabalah views the light and dark as separate trees, whereas Hebdomadry considers them the same “tree”. I’m digressing though.

What happened to me was *eerily* similar to how Odin found the runes. My “third eye” (not a physical eye) went down the well of wisdom (sacrificing a degree of physical sight) down through the layers of Urd, back to the beginning of time to an “Abyss” (Ginnungagap) where I saw many secrets about the universe that were too vast to be described except but in symbols, and these symbols were what I saw in red. What Odin pulled back from it was: runes, which are describing forces of the universe. I don’t think these myths are just stories, but allegories, and should be reinterpreted and not taken literally. For example, I don’t beleive Odin only had one eye: the “eye” he gave to peer into the Mimir’s Well, the Well of Wisdom, was his third eye. I’ll cover more of these in future articles.

Genuine Shamans vs. Voluntary Shamans

I’m well aware that sounds completely insane. To meet diagnostic criteria for mental illness, though, the visions/hallucinations that one experiences need to be outside of the norm of the culture in which the individual lives. For example, visions experienced by Native Americans don’t neccessarily indicate mental illness as long as said visions are considered the norm among their religion. As I said, shamanic initiations ARE a biochemical process that takes place almost sporadically and is usually genetic. Unfortunately for white people, since many people are not aware that European pagan religions pre-Christianity actually HAD shamans and because Chrisianity has taught us that these topics (communicating with spirits, the dead, the metaphysical world, world in Norse Mythology etc…) aren’t acceptable or even real, many many MANY white people who are going through a shamanic initiation/shamanic crisis are falsely labeled as “psychotic”. Most of modern society simply doesn’t have a framework of knowledge for understanding these episodes, as we are so far removed from our ancestors and native spiritual roots. “Hallucinations” that can be explained through religious contexts, (even ones that are latent in our subconscious mind) do not meet diagnostic criteria for “psychosis”. I’m sure there are professionals that would disgree with me there, but I believe this is a HUGE blind spot in modern psychology.

I will link a great article in the footnotes below that elaborate on the topic of shamanic initiations. I agree with it wholeheartedly: the popular new agey idea that shamans can be “made” through classes and workshops is hog wash. Shamans are not “initiated” in the way that Wiccans, or other magickal traditions are. No one else can “make” you a shaman. A geneuine shaman is made through a spontaneous biochemical process that is sparked within an individual, often causing often times, “hallucinations”, or visions. This biochemical process is genetic: people who are shamans have had ancestors (maybe quite distant) that were also shamans. Genuine shamans are born, they cannot be made.

I’ll make other distinctions between real shamans and the voluntary shamans later. But, for a genuine shaman, this path is not an option. The spirits (or wights, in the case of European shamans) are forever “training” you specifically for the job, and they do not let you quit. Although the above story sounds like a great “trip” or kind of a trippy experience, the reality is that, you’re lucky to make it back with your brain and body still intact. Because of traveling so far back in time where modern language, concepts and schemas didn’t apply, when I came back to everyday consciousness (gradually over the course of months) I had trouble finding the proper words for things. If someone asked me to pour a glass of milk and set it on the table, I’d have to try and consciously formulate what it means for a table to be a table, what it means for milk to be milk, etc. Shamans going through shamanic crises almost always experience physical illness that brings them to the brink of death. Many do even die.

Genuine shamans are constantly in training and being given lessons from the spirits or wights around them. If you’re not on the correct path, they will let you know. … And not in subtle or pleasant ways. Unless I’m focused on spiritual growth, channeling knowledge and learning from them, my life goes to hell in a handbag. I’ve lost my home/s multiple times and was homeless. I’ve lost friends, family, and close relationships through both social isolation. I’ve had a number of friends and ex boyfriends die. I’ve gone into financial ruin. Had my health deteriorate. With so many of these things being taken, your “ego” and identity are ripped a part. Everything is taken away so I have nothing left but to focus on my studies. This is what Raven Caldera referred to as being “wight ridden.” (This word came from another culture although I’m not sure which one.)

Footnotes

[1] It’s true that some shamanic tribes use certain plants or substances to attain certain states of consciousness. Usually the people that bang on about having spiritual experiences by using drugs seem to also have an affinity for drugs in general. What you don’t hear many people talk about is the fact that these powerful altered states of consciousness are attainable naturally, without using any drug or plant whatsoever. As I’ve demonstrated in this article.

[2] http://kundalini-teacher.com/awakening/shamn.php

Western Medicine is Fake Science

Many people who aren’t familiar with the subtle energies of the world that influence them on a daily basis, and regard reiki and many metaphysical or occult practices to be a “sham”, psychosomatic, quackery, a placebo effect modern day snake oil salesman, ad nauseum. The so called scientific community are the biggest offenders of this. It is comprimsed almost entirely by people whose entire knowledge base is founded on Western medicine and “science”. Both of which have one use, and one use only: to make insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and medical professsionals that peddle the pharmaceuticals money. Money, money and more money. Not to help other people: it’s to make the powers that be filthy rich off of the suffering and misery of others. The supression of genuine knowledge might be another use, but it is maybe a biproduct of financial gains. I find it amusing that the “science” everyone so dogmatically stands by as though it were religion, citing studies like gospel, is the same “science” that made Perdue Pharma billions of dollars by killing hundreds of thousands of people with opioids [1] and ruining the lives of countless others with addiction. These numbers are still climbing. There’s piles upon piles of empirical research to support the effectiveness of opioids for relieving pain (of course htese conveniently ignore the obviously catastrophic impact it’s having). Their “science” has a body count, and not a small one, either. … I could rant about this all day, but the fact is: maybe “science” and “Western medicine” have a couple blindspots. (by blindspots I mean gaping holes so big that they need to look in the opposite direction.) It’s not that they know better than anyone else, it’s just that they have a different set of knowledge, based of different premises.

Meanwhile, the rest of us are taking an actual scientific approach: understanding that we know very little about the universe, that the first step to knowledge is admitting that we know nothing and being open to changing our perspectives in light of new information. I think that magickians and metaphysicians know this better than anyone: we work with things that science deems impossible on a daily basis. (Although, the field of Quantum physics can easily explain much of it, but doctors aren’t quantum physicists, or occultists or metaphysicians for that matter…) It’s not that doctors know more or know better, it’s they have a very different and very specific set of knowledge that they choose to stick their noses up at instead of looking at what is right in front of them: observable truth.

The audacity of Western Medicine asserting itself as superior to other “knowledge bases” is also kind of amusing. India, which is one of the world’s oldest civilzations and has miraculously recorded a much larger span of history. Who is to say that Western Medicine is any more valid than Vedic sciences, which have stood the test of time and continue to be used to this day? With which practices like reiki are compatible? Or alchemy, science on which modern medicine is founded on? Herbalism: which uses the same constituents from same exact plants that pharmaceutical companies use to make the medications they they sell back to us, at the cost of our own lives? It’s the epitome of arrogance.

This article was meant to be about the ways that reiki has changed my life, but I’ve gone off on another critique of Western medicine. (Yes, this is a regular occurence with me. XD) However, I think this (pretty inflammatory) post might have needed to be written more than just another blog listicle. Overall, I’m just sick of Western Medicine killing my friends, completely destroying my life and the people around me, while meanwhile snidely attacking anything in my life that’s been genuinely helped me. If it WAS due to a placebo effect, and if the people with piles of anecdotal evidence are so susceptible to the placebo effect, then it probably would have kicked in for one of the hundred medications they put me and everyone else on. *shrugs* Just saying.

Do you have complaints about Western Medicine? Leave them in the comment section below so we can start a club.

Sources Cited:

[1] https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates

Is Reading About the Occult Dangerous?

As if I didn’t have enough things to write about, I’ve started gathering inspiration for my blog posts from Quora questions about the occult. Because when I get asked even simple questions about the occult, it usually prompts a really long-winded, poetic kind of essay from me that the asker was not prepared for and did not want to hear. That’s a perfectly good essay, that went to waste. So, in an effort to make the time I spend writing these soliloqies more productive, I’m just going to start throwing them onto my blog just incase other people have the same question and might be too afraid to ask. But, on to our question.

The actual question was:

Is reading about the occult dangerous, even if I’m only reading and not practicing?

The occult is often portrayed as some spooky, extremely dangerous topic. However, the actual definition of the word occult is “hidden”. An apparently updated dictionary definition is: “to shut off from view or exposure.” This is an appropriate word for it: as it’s describing a layer of existence that overlaps our own, yet is “hidden” from view. It’s as if these things are at another frequency and because we are on another one, we often don’t see or “tune into” it, like a radio station.

With that being said, reading about the occult is not any more dangerous than is not reading about it: since this layer of existence is there, impacting us physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, psychically: whether society chooses to acknowledge it or not. As with laws of nature, not being aware of the “unseen” doesn’t make you immune to the effects of it. If you are not aware of the law of gravity and you jump from a cliff, you will still be severely injured, regardless of whether you believe in the law of gravity or you do not. Learning about the law of gravity can’t hurt you: It’s not knowing about the law of gravity that is going to be the most dangerous. That was you can at least be informed about which places are safe to jump from and which are likely to break your face.

The same is true of the occult. NOT knowing about the occult is far more dangerous than knowing about it. If you’re not aware of how to utilize your intuition (or psychic senses) you might miss out on dire warnings from your guides and be put in harms way or killed. If you’re not aware of how the chakra system works, and how it impacts your physical, mental and emotional health, you can get very sick, have chronic illnesses and emotional issues. If you don’t know how to protect yourself from things such as psychic attacks, accidental (or intentional) curses from others, thoughtforms that might be working against your benefit, etc. all of those can wreak havoc on your life and you won’t even know it. Those who don’t know about the occult often chalk it up to bad luck, ill health, a physical disorder, etc. when the problem might very well be psychic or energetic.

So, the thing is, when you do start studying the occult and you become aware of the mechanics of the unseen, and how this layer of existence operates within our own reality, (both positively and negatively), it becomes necessary to apply that knowledge in away that you’re protected from the negative influences, and increase the positive influences. It’s very difficult to read about metaphysics or the occult, understand it and believe it to be true, without ever applying it or doing something that is considered occult in some way, even if it is benevolent. Practicing some of these protection methods or utilizing these methods aren’t necessarily dangerous either, and won’t “open you up” to any “evil” external influences. It can’t really hurt to learn grounding, meditation, visualization or utilize reiki.

As I’m writing this I had a couple examples pop into my mind of times that simply reading about the occult CAN be harmful. There *are* authors (usually on the darker end of the magickal spectrum, but not always) who do try to manipulate the reader, and this is something to be wary of. (Then again, in the mundane world so do lawyers, virtually every salesmen that you will ever run into, marketing, the media, etc. etc. so it’s nothing you don’t really deal with on a day-to-day basis. Even more of a reason to have an understanding of the occult.) Some books are magickally charged or function in ways a talisman would, sometimes for good reasons and sometimes not. Magickally charged sigils are used in art work (which could be benevolent and sometimes not.) Some rituals are written to leech off of another practitioners energy.

Those are all things to be wary of. However, the authors that do try and do this, you’ll usually get a sense that something is wrong. It can be best avoided when using common sense, as well as your intuition. If you *do* have an occult practice, it’s easier to avoid traps like this since you can easily ask your guides, or a trusted deity how reliable the information is. This further evidences my point about, reading about the occult almost prompts practice in the occult to protect yourself from things.

If you have reservations about practicing witchcraft or doing anything of an occult nature due to your religion being Christianity or one of the other Abrahamic religions, I would recommend against reading about it unless you are not opposed to it in practice. You don’t want to start studying and by having read it and understood it, committed a transgression. The things that you learn through studying the occult cannot be unlearned or easily denied, so it’s not something that can or should be taken up passively. Granted, there are a wealth of people who read a lot yet, put nothing into practice: because they don’t genuinely believe it but enjoy allure of being called an occultist, or portraying a certain image of themselves to other people. Which is, a guise easily seen through and frowned upon by the dedicated occultists and practitioners. Don’t do that, that’s lame.

So, I'm doing the YouTube thing now.

Yep, I’ve started a YouTube channel to go along with this blog. Which goes along with my Etsy shop. Do I know how to YouTube? No. Do I know how to edit videos? Also no. Do I have a microphone or a camera that I can use to record videos with? Absolutely not. The audio and picture quality are criminally bad, and so is the editing. Luckily, three of those things aren’t things I need to be exceptional at to send reiki distance healing via video. Not that these things aren’t things that I don’t intend on learning, because I totally do. I’m kind of learning as I go, and until then I’m going to pretend my videos are ironically horrible. (Laughter: no reiki needed.)

This channel is going to be primarily used for distance reiki healing videos! (At least until my videography improves.) My videos are going to be around 15-20 minutes in length. These are general sessions, so if you’d like to book a personal session with me, I do currently offer personal reiki sessions on my Etsy account, but that’s been very inconvenient, so I’m trying to set up something on this website right now so that private sessions can be booked more efficiently. It also seems that people are understandably more likely to buy some wares off of a snakeoil salesman before they would buy a distance reiki session from a rando Etsy stranger. … Hopefully, these videos and this website will add some credibility and professionalism to my work.

I’m also planning on releasing some reiki courses and distance attunements in the future. (Yay!) But I have a lot that I’m working on at the moment (see above: not-so-ironically bad YouTube videos.) but that should be something that I’m able to put together within the next year or so. Amongst a ton of other things.

Do you have a suggestion for a reiki video that you’d like to see on my channel? Let me know in the comment section! 🙂

Reiki for Panic Attacks

This is a distance reiki session that I recorded for those who are suffering from panic attacks or anxiety in general. Reiki has helped me exponentially with my anxiety and panic attacks in general.

Note: I realized afterward that I forgot to use the Master symbol, so this might not be as strong as it usually is. (Oops.)

Disclaimer: I’m not a medical or mental health professional. I’m a spiritual professional. I am only qualified to work on the energetic aspect of a health issue! (Which often isn’t acknowledged in Western Medicine.) Therefore, reiki is best used as a treatment modality, in conjunction with medical care: not as a replacement for medical care. If you struggle with mental health or are having health problems, please visit your doctor.

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