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Ephemeral Mists "Moon Ritual" [21 Feb 2009|12:06am]

reikigirlie


Ephemeral Mists is the newest side project by composer Brett Branning (The synthetic dream foundation & Abandoned Toys). The debut album, "Moon Ritual" is out now on Mythical records.

The sound of the project is best described as downtempo ambient electronics mixed with ethnic world musics in the vein of "Karma" era Delerium, Amethystium, and Dead Can Dance. Its an incredibly powerful cd to use as yoga music and Reiki music. A beautiful creation and I highly recommend it to anyone into newage styles of music.
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[02 Feb 2009|02:14am]

dianagarland
Hi!

Here's my brief introductory message:

I've been a healer, clairvoyant, and astrologer for over 35 years.

Each month I make available free horoscopes, and as of this year I'm posting them up on my LiveJournal, so friend me, and you can read them on your Friend's page.

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Part of my motivation behind my venturing into LiveJournal is that people might give me some feedback, and suggest popular topics I might analyze, so please leave comments and criticism - I don't know what to talk about unless you tell me.

Good to be here, and please enjoy my Journal!
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Life after Death [18 Dec 2007|07:04pm]

mind_eclipse
[ mood | cheerful ]

 HI, I've recently joined this livejournal community. So what are your all's thoughts on life after death?  

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Online study of paranormal and spiritual experiences [04 Dec 2007|11:15am]

belief_study
Apologies for running this advert a second time, but I'm still looking for lots of participants for this study! This in genuine research and is not intended as spam (just a note for people kind enough to have done this study before - it's only possible to do it once, but please pass the info on to friends. Thanks!)

If you enjoy answering questionnaires, please consider taking part in a study of paranormal, religious, and spiritual experiences, being carried out online by researchers at the Experimental Psychology department of the University of Bristol, UK.

If you have had one or more paranormal/supernatural, religious, or spiritual experiences (no matter how small or unexciting!) in your life, and you are over 16, you are eligible to take part. You don't necessarily have to be spiritual or religious, just to have had an experience that isn't easily explained by current science!

The study involves filling in questionnaires at your leisure online, and takes less than 30 minutes in total. The study is *completely anonymous*. Not even your email address is required! If you take part, *please* complete a consent form and *all three* questionnaire forms (so four in total, see links below for more info) and answer all the questions.

If you are interested in taking part in this study, which is fully endorsed by the University of Bristol's Ethics in Human Research Committee, please click one of the following links:

http://www.personalitystudy.net/public_html/consentform.htm
The above links to the consent form, which will shut down automatically on completion, so please note the addresses of the other forms in advance! They are at:
http://www.personalitystudy.net/public_html/first_questionnaire.htm
http://www.personalitystudy.net/public_html/second_questionnaire.htm
http://www.personalitystudy.net/public_html/final_questionnaire.htm

More information at the study's LJ community,
belief_study

Contact the researcher at personality-study@bris.ac.uk
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Near Death Experience [15 Oct 2007|01:47pm]

cartoonmayhem
[ mood | weird ]

I shouldn't even be here. I was given extra time on this earth.

I nearly went the way of Anna Nicole Smith, dying before my 40th birthday at almost identically the same number of months before that birthday. On January 10th, 2002 I nearly died from an accidental overdose of opiates given to me by doctors who were careless in monitoring what I was taking. I was given a synthetic opiate to cure a terrible pain from a tooth that needed a root canal that clashed with the opiates I was being given at the: 100mg fentanyl patches, 120 mg of OxyContin. Already enough to kill most people.
The Stadol was too much. As soon as I took it I felt a burning sensation going down my throat then spreading throughout my nervous system. I felt like I was set on fire. The pain was unimanginable. All I could do was put my robe on and call 911. By the time I was put in the ambulance I was already seeing the white tunnel in front of me. My blood pressure fell.

The hospital was full, so they scooted me in what is affectionately called "Death Corner" where the other overdoses were put and a curtain was drawn around me. I was forgotten. Accident victims were coming in and I was left alone to die like dozens before me.

My soul balled up. It's a very strange sensation. You go numb from the feet up and the head down. I felt my head fall back with absolutely no feeling in it and my abdomen seem to lift up as my soul was getting ready to leave my body I saw a white light around my abdomen starting to lift upwards and I saw a thin beam of light come down towards me, that white string that takes you to the other side. I briefly saw imprints of many of the souls that died here.

Then very suddenly a very gruff male voice told me to get up and walk. GET UP AND WALK NOW!!
I fell off the bed and landed on my knees. I couldn't feel anything. Then I started to walk. I couldn't feel anything in my feet at first, then, the more I walked, the feeling in my feet returned.
I went into the bathroom and saw this extremely sheet white person with a swollen face and pinpoint pupils. They were so small I could barely make them out. But I kept on walking and walking.

Now the reason why I tell this story is that I believe that was the voice of Odhinn.

I used to be afraid of death. But now I'm not. I don't accept those "scientific studies" that try to explain away the bright lights (try to explain the voice and why it sounded like no other voice I've ever heard).

You know the movie Ghost? Rent it and watch it tonight. One of the writers on that movie knows about the other side and is fairly accurate about what goes on. Except the heaven and hell thing.

The only part of the movie they don't talk about is how ghosts are attracted to electromagnetism and how that is food for ghosts and enables them to do spooky things. But ahhh, that is for another post.

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Online study of spiritual beliefs and experiences [02 Oct 2007|10:17am]

belief_study
This is not intended as spam - apologies if it's inappropriate to the community!
 
If you are interested in the supernatural, please consider taking part in a study of paranormal, religious, and spiritual experiences, being carried out online on behalf of the Experimental Psychology department at the University of Bristol, UK.
 
If you have had at least one paranormal/supernatural, religious, or spiritual experience (no matter how small) in your life, and you are over 16, you are eligible to take part. You don't necessarily have to be spiritual or religious, just to have had an experience that current scientific knowledge doesn't explain!
 
The study involves filling in questionnaires at your leisure online, and takes about 30 minutes in total. The study is *completely anonymous*. Not even your email address is required! If you take part, *please* complete a consent form and *all three* questionnaire forms (so four in total, see links below for more info) and answer all the questions.
 
If you are interested in taking part in this study, which is fully endorsed by the University of Bristol's Ethics in Human Research Committee, please click one of the following links:
 
Go straight to the study
IMPORTANT NOTE: This link goes to the consent form, which shuts down automatically once filled in. To get to the three questionnaires, please note the following links:
http://www.personalitystudy.net/public_html/first_questionnaire.htm
http://www.personalitystudy.net/public_html/second_questionnaire.htm
http://www.personalitystudy.net/public_html/final_questionnaire.htm

More information at the study's LJ community,
belief_study


Contact the researcher at personality-study@bris.ac.uk

Thank you for your attention!
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... [30 Sep 2007|09:42pm]

lysergamides
I wanted to introduce myself because I just made a new account. My name is Fianna. :]

Anyways, I'm here because I have unique beliefs. I am not religious, I am very spiritual.

I follow the path of general Buddhism belief [as in, not to harm others, yourself, and to seek enlightenment]. I think people should be very flexible, open minded, and understanding when it comes to any spirituality.

As for other things, I tend to have very realistic dreams that seem to be premonitions. Everytime I have one of these realistic dreams, the very same thing will happen the next day. I don't consider it a coincidence, as it happens so often I can't stereotype it as so.

This community seems really great and I hope I can make some friends here. :]
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[30 Sep 2007|08:53pm]

themooningemini
THIS GROUP NEEDS SOME LIGHT AND LOVE!!!! =)


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I think that this community is extremley important and special since we are in an age where we need guidance, spirituality and light.

I do hope this community continues to grow.
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Happy Now. [30 Sep 2007|08:43pm]

themooningemini
Yay! What a beautiul community.

I am so excited to share my thoughts with you all. I am also most excited to read and learn what you all have to say =)

Have a great day!
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Mediums Anyone?? [30 Sep 2007|07:32pm]

happy_fat_chic
[ mood | curious ]

Just wondering if anyone in here had the gift of mediumship/clairvoyance.  If so, if you would be so curteous to give a free reading to a opened minded person who needs closure with the afterlife. It would definatley be a gift, please let me know if you or anyone  you know could help. Thanks

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Law of Attraction ?? [16 Jun 2007|11:12am]

only_just_jade
I was wondering if anyone would like to share any thoughts/beliefs about the Law of Attraction?  Do you believe in it?  What do you think of it?  I saw "The Secret" and thought it seemed a little far-fetched, but I tested it out, and it actually has been working.  So I was just wondering what you all thought.
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My truth. [25 Nov 2006|12:23pm]

brittanyalehman
E V I L
-------------------------------------------------------

Evil is not a creation of God; it is merely the logical opposite to the concept of good, which we understand all of God's creation to possess. On this issue, Saint Augustine wrote:



For the Almighty God ... would never permit the existence of anything evil among His works, if He were not so omnipotent and good that He can bring good even out of evil. For what is that which we call evil but the absence of good?

What does this mean? It states that evil is, well, a necessary evil. And it contributes in some way to the ultimate good of mankind. We have already met the purpose for evil: to teach us the meaning of good. This is accomplished by living and surviving life in this world.



T H E S O U R C E O F E V I L
-------------------------------------------------------

If evil was not created by God, yet it does exist, from whence it came? Man.
It is sad, but true. Yet let us first look at how the concept of evil has grown. From the simple idea of adversity, evil has become a full grown entity, complete with horns and a pointed tail, in direct competition with God.

Evil is the absence of good. How then is man to blame for evil? By the simple act of incarnating into an imperfect world we find an absence of good. It is not a total absence (thank God) but enough to realize that Earth is not heaven. Since man alone needs to experience physical life, he is the reason evil exists.

Evil is a direct artifact of physical life.

Good and evil coexist for man to perfect his soul. The free will of man has also led to expressions of evil. In fact, every person has an innate knowledge of good. Consequently, each person has a notion of its direct opposite. During life, we constantly choose between the two modes of expression. The goal is to keep on the good side, for to do good, is to reject evil.

Please note that this definition of evil is akin to Genesis. The parable of Satan tempting Eve (Eve means "life" in Hebrew) to partake of knowledge, closely matches the Novus idea which is: Only by living and facing adversity can you perfect your soul, that is, know the difference between good and evil. The only place adversity exists is in the physical world, created by God, as our school.

Be ever vigilant, for as good as you can be, is likewise as bad as you can become.



S A T A N
-------------------------------------------------------

The current popular myth of Satan, the little red guy, as God's rival, is pure nonsense. The sad fact is that most people forget that God is all powerful. Not one of His creations can match Him. Why then does Satan get all the press? And why have we made God so timid and impotent? "Give the devil his due" is fine, but just remember who the real Boss is!
How then did Satan become so prominent? Full credit goes to the early Church Fathers for that one. To build a stronger hold on the people, fear and damnation were retained from the Old Testament, and used to hammer people into submission (in contrast, note that Christ brought the message of a loving God).

Another reason for the devil gaining such popularity is that man is not willing to accept responsibility for his own misfortune. This is the result of not understanding the meaning of life. Life requires that we face adversity, and overcome it. Yet early man saw no reason for life's inequities, so he created an external entity who caused all woe.

Concerning the devil: Ignore him - and he will go away.




H E L L
-------------------------------------------------------

The only hell we will ever know is Earth. Yes indeed, we are right-smack-dab in the middle of hell. As Milton wrote, the mind is its own place, and can make a heaven of hell, or a hell of heaven.
How do we know this? From the first premise of God. God is all loving. There is no room for a place of eternal damnation and suffering. The mere idea of God tormenting His people is ludicrous.

In the Old Testament, the Hebrew word "sheol" is the reference for our word hell. However, sheol is simply defined as an abode for the dead. There is nothing in that definition which speaks about wickedness or damnation. Those later uses were crafted by man for ulterior purposes.

Hell, this planet, is an abode for the dead. We certainly live for eternity with God in our eternal home called heaven (the Other Side). Your short stay in this world is akin to dying and having to leave home (which is the Other Side). Death on this planet is the reward of living, and a rebirth into the real life with God.

The truest hell is whenever we are separate from God. This planet deludes us into thinking God is not present. Earth is, therefore, the fearsome burning hell of damnation. There is no other.
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intro... [18 Nov 2006|01:00am]
datura_shadows
i guess i should probably do this at some point. i joined this community a few days ago, and am really looking forward to being a part of it. i'm not sure that i'll have all that much to contribute to begin with, as i am just beginning my journey. i've always considered myself an atheist or an agnostic. my husband is a buddhist, and i've done a lot of reading and research on various relions and spiritual beliefs, only to find that none of them "fit" me. however, this is different...from the moment that i stepped into this realm (pagan & wiccan), i've felt at "home". i'm still very much a beginner, and i'm still trying to find my specific path, but i do feel that i am finally pointed towards the direction of the paths that are meant for me. and it feels good - really good.

anyway, my name is kym, but for all intents and purposes, please refer to me as "datura". i'm 32, married, have a 13 year old son and 8 indoor cats. we recently just moved back to northwest ohio from michigan to care for my elderly parents. currently, i am just beginning to study the very basics. i've picked up several books, visited a spiritual "variety" store not too far from here (where i've collected quite a few items to aid in my study), and i've also signed up online with magicka shool, tarot college, witch school, and the pagan college. i'm not certain as to the quality of any of these, but i figure they will at least give me a general base from which to start.

i guess that's it for now. i just wanted to say hello and to introduce myself. i'm sorry if you see this cross-posted to some different communities - i've joined a lot as of late, and i'm not feeling up to writing a seperate intro for each one.

i'm really looking forward to being in this community, learning from all of you, and hopefully making some new friends that take me seriously throughout this learning process. if you have any questions for me, ask away - i'm pretty much an open book.

i hope this finds everyone well.

~datura
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I don't believe it myself. [10 Nov 2006|07:03pm]
homers_lover
Please read the following as a message of hope to those possessed by Satan and practicing mediumship, including the psychic John Edward.

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Hope you might join me [09 Mar 2006|01:41am]

soulsspirit
Hiya all :) I have just opened a new spiritual forums and chatroom, focussing on a wide range of subjects from mediumship to the mayans, from tarot to ghosts and spirit and just general topics and fun sections. It is a uk site and obviously, it is all free. I am hoping to take classes in the chatrooms at some stage...and am looking for people who might be interested in modding or doing readings/taking classes on the site. Anyway, feel free to register and have a peek, you dont have to stay if you dont like it :)It has only been up for 3 days so needs speeding up a little :) Kate xx

http://www.unityofspirit.co.uk/forum/index.php?act=idx
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i have a story. [11 Jul 2005|08:08am]

lilmommy76
[ mood | calm ]

all my life i believed in God. But as time went on it started to wear thin. My ex was in jail and i was debating on leaving him. But i felt a strong force inside me ... telling me to stay by his side and have a child with him. I have done alot of stupid things before but this would have been real stupid. But the more i wanted to leave the feeling got stronger. So strong it nagged at my very soul. so i stayed and got pregnant. durring my delivery (i was six weeks early) i had to have a c-sec. i was on the operating table and to my left was a beautiful brunette. eyes a beatufil cheast nut brown. she didnt say anything just listen to me as a rambled on about nonsense. i remember her name tag it said hope. after i had my stay i had to fill out a servee on the doctors and nurses. i asked about "hope" and they had no clue to who she was. i kept trying to find out but noone knew what i was talking about.


I have been certain religion for awhile. but stoped because it didnt feel right for me. i have been searching. i finally found one i feel works for me. and helps me keep God in my everyday life without anxiety.

I baught the book "mother god",by sylvia browne. and the picture of azna looks like the woman i saw on the day i had michael. whether it was her or not. be it as it may, i cried and felt an anormous amount of joy.

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Free your mind. [12 Apr 2005|10:50am]
htims
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x-posted [07 Mar 2005|12:47am]
kdc_stigmatized
I have a lot of friends with SCs and I find that a lot of people seem to have a different experiances. Not just them being with their SCs, but a lot of them have something different to say about what the afterlife is like and what death is like.
A lot of people tend to use this ambiguous experiance thing as proof that we're all nuts because our SCs sometimes contradict each other. A thought came to me about that earlier tonight.
Think about this, imagine talking about life with a soldier in Iraq, a starving child, a normal suburban teenager, Paris Hilton and someone with severe bipolar disorder. They've all had very different experiances which have led them to different conclusions about their lives and by extention life in general. Does that mean one or more of them is lying?
The way I see it is that death (like life) is a journey and your experiances and conclusions will differ greatly. I don't try to discredit anyone's experiances simply because they differ from mine. The spiritual plane is so vast and infinite that I don't think there is simply one path to walk on there. Maybe there's a heaven or hell, maybe there's a final nirvana, who can say.
I know some spirits that come from a place much like heaven, and I knoww some spirits that have never heard of such a place. So does that make either of them a liar? No, just different souls on different paths with different experiances.
Thoughts? Opinions?

/fin
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[29 Dec 2004|01:04am]

amethyst_x_rain
[ mood | calm ]

Wow. I've seemed to abandon Livejournal. Here's an update on my spiritual progression, or stand-still, however you'd like to look at it.
I've become very strong in my who I am and how I see things. I've abandoned any kind of label to my spiritual beliefs, and I've stopped recognizing holidays from any particular faith, including Wiccan Sabbats. There's absolutely nothing wrong with recognizing them; I just don't see the point when I don't fit into any particular faith. Indeed, I've inadvertently become more spiritual, as in my path to strict veganism and my fight against animal cruelty, against war, environmental degregation, global poverty and hunger, and other human rights. The Indigo within me has really been becoming apparent.

Because of that, I see the world in a completely differently than the peple around me. And in a way, I've become aware of the fact that I get rather agitated by people who disagree with me. Let me explain this as best as I can. I base my entire life upon one simple rule, and it has two parts: number one, that everything deserves to be respected, because it's all interconnected in one existence. This includes every person (or those without ugly souls), every blade of grass, and every animal. Secondly, everyone has the right to pursue happiness as long as it doesn't harm something else (Wiccan Rede-"An' it harm none, do as ye will"). So, it seems to me that if someone disagrees with me on most issues (with the exclusion of stemcell research and abortion), then they disagree with that fundamental rule, and they thereby try to justify disrespect and human ignorance. I've also learned that not all opinions need to be respected. Opinions embedded in racism and intolerance shouldn't be tolerated. And if all this means that I'm a bigot, so be it.

I've also become very aware of my sexual power, so I've opened myself up to more sexual experience. I know longer categorize myself as any particular sexuality, particularly gay, which most people would understand me to be. I've learned that life, things like sexuality and gender especially, is way to ambigious to be forced into labels and the expectations that come with them. To most people, sexuality is confined as either straight, gay, or bisexual. Yet, I'm "gay" but I'm not afraid to have sex with a girl, just because I enjoy sex. I can't however, be fulfilled in a long term, or even a short term, romantic relationship with a girl, so I'm not "straight" nor "bisexual." I suppose one could call me "sexual," but I see that as an arbitrary label as well.

All I know is that I'm not Human, with the exception of having a human body. I,however, am not perfect. I make my share of mistakes, I learn from them, and I continue to grow.

I apologize for rambling, and the somewhat unclear way of presentiny my thoughts. It's 2:30 in the morning.

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Just a Question... [14 Nov 2004|09:41pm]

moonfira

             Could anybody here tell me what exactly Druidry is?

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