A View from the Other Side

Observations from the winged dude next door.

The Heart Tells the Truth

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Things Are Getting Interesting

And by interesting, I mean shitty. But also interesting. But shitty.

The past week or so.. okay, wait, let me back up.

About ten years ago in particular, for some reason, a lot of us started coming through from various places. Some have come, some have gone, but a lot have stayed with the same people. And more are still coming, because that’s the reality of what’s going on right now. You need us, we need you, and together we save the day. Probably. Hopefully.

So this past week or so, we found out that a friend of hers has had people like me with her all this time, but since this is “not a thing” in modern society, neither had any idea about the other’s stuff. Can you imagine how easy all this would be if people could just talk freely about it without the fear of being called nuts, or worse?

Anyway… they’re now talking about all this together and being open with each other and it’s been really good for them both. I hope I can work with her guys directly at some point, but that stuff takes time, and it may not even be why they finally linked up about this. It could just be for the girls to give each other support and have nothing to do with my working with her dudes. Who knows. Time will tell.

In other news, however, she just tonight found out that another friend of hers is way, way more into this stuff than she had any idea about and may be interested in learning more about my kind. Not only that, a couple of days ago, my brother’s avatar was talking to someone entirely different in a chat thing and found out that this new person has someone I know, for better or for worse.

And that circles me back around to interesting, but shitty. But hopefully just interesting, depending on what information we get about this guy.

More as it develops. Who knows anymore, right? Rough times. Stay strong.

Thank You

You know who you are.

It’s Here

Remember all those times when I said something’s coming? Check out this one, from February 2013. The world didn’t end in December 2012, it was a big fat catalyst point for where things are now.

A lot of people didn’t believe me. Some did, and I thank you for listening, but… these things get brushed off. “There’s always been strife,” people say. “There’s always war somewhere in the world,” people say.

Yeah, well.

I know I have a worldwide audience, so maybe my American perspective is skewing things, but Brexit is tearing the EU and UK apart, Greece has been a mess for years, only a tiny handful of nations can afford to put on the Olympic Games anymore, ice is melting fast at the poles, glaciers are disappearing, millions of trees are suddenly dying, and now the US is teetering on the cusp of a choice. A choice between light and dark, just like in the UK. The choice between moving forward toward a progressive future where all people are respected, and… the opposite.

As if adding a big fat period on the end of the sentence, today thousands of Native Americans were ordered to get off their own ancestral lands by December 5, so that a private company can continue to bulldoze sacred burial sites so they can build an oil pipeline to make rich people richer. Lands that the Native Americans have every right to be on because of treaties that the Federal government signed in the nineteenth century. Treaties that the same government is now ignoring.

It’s going to get worse before it gets better. People have already died, even before November 8. More are going to die. I wish I had better news. I wish I could do more, but I’m just one guy.

If ever there was a time for you to act, this is it. Yes, you reading my words right now. You can all do something. Donate, if you can. If you don’t have money, send emails and letters and make phone calls. If you don’t have somewhere to go if things get rough where you live, make plans now and pack a bug out bag. Learn how to grow or find food. Keep your gas tank full. If you’re in poor health, do what you can to improve it now. Take self defense classes. Take CPR and first aid classes. Learn Reiki and other kinds of energy work. Cast spells. Pay attention to your needs and rest if you’re getting burned out. Be there for others. Listen. Try to understand the anger and fear of oppressed groups. Be the light in the darkness.

Be the light. Be the light. Be the light.

You can save lives. Weather the coming storm the best you can. Be the shelter for others.

Be the light in the darkness. We need all the help we can get.

Duty Calls

I apologize for not posting here more often. I know it’s been a while. But things aren’t okay here. My family’s struggling. I have to devote all my time and attention and strength on making things okay for them. Making life good for them, if I can. But right now it’s about survival. Sometimes down to one hour at a time, or less.

I’ll post more when I can. Hopefully soon. We’ll see.

Lessons in Magick: The Unethical Practice of Spirit Binding

I posted about this a while back, but here’s another reminder that we’re not your slaves, and why it’s not just wrong, it’s straight up evil, to try and bind anybody… human, angel, spirit, or whatever. It does not end well.

André Varela

Image: André Varela

“The risks involved in the pursuit of magic are–put simply–either getting frightened by unpleasant perceptions or becoming deluded. Unfortunately, it is possible to suffer from both symptoms at the same time.”

Philip Carr-Gomm

I am not sure how this piece is going to be received but I have to write about this topic because it keeps coming up. I don’t know if this is because I am in the business of online sales now, so I see what the Pagan/Witch community has to offer, or if I was just completely ignorant to this “common practice”, in any case, it’s wrong.

I am referring to the sale of Bound Vessels. I am not necessarily angry at the sale; I am truly angry that the practice of binding Spirits to objects even exists. I am going to tell you my story, and speak from my experience and why this…

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Schrodinger’s Atoms

New experiments from Cornell University physicists are showing that atoms won’t move while you watch, sort of like the “weeping angels” on Doctor Who.

One of the oddest predictions of quantum theory – that a system can’t change while you’re watching it – has been confirmed in an experiment by Cornell physicists. Their work opens the door to a fundamentally new method to control and manipulate the quantum states of atoms and could lead to new kinds of sensors.

The researchers demonstrated that they were able to suppress quantum tunneling merely by observing the atoms. [T]he weird nature of quantum measurements allows, in principle, for a quantum system to be “frozen” by repeated measurements.

There’s a bunch of detailed information on  how they did the experiments at the link.

What I’m wondering about is, naturally, how to use this for practical applications. If atoms are doing weird shit behind your back, then “freeze” into position when you observe them, like the weeping angels, or like the toys on Toy Story, you can really only measure their actions by the resulting frozen position. What they do behind your back, you can only guess at, but the interesting fact remains that they ARE doing shifty things when you’re not looking.

If the tree falls in the forest, and there’s nobody around to hear it, does it make a sound? Science says yes, the sound waves are still produced, so technically it does create sound even if no eardrums are in the vicinity. But maybe the tree never fell in the first place. Or maybe the tree is the observer. Or insects, or fungus. It doesn’t have to be human observation.

But, back to the practical application of Schrodinger’s atoms. If something is that unstable, it’s easy to manipulate. That means you can set things into motion, then turn your back to make it happen on its own, pushed by what you did, in the direction you want.

Let’s pretend we’re talking about water instead of atoms. And let’s say that when you look at the water, it’s always ice, but you know that when you turn your back on it, the water is liquid. So, you put a toy boat on top of the ice, and point a fan at the boat. You turn your back, wait a bit, then turn around to see what happened. The boat is now far away from the fan and stuck inside the ice. You try to move the boat, but no, it’s frozen in place. However, it went in the direction you wanted it to go.

This is just what the atoms are doing, and how you can use their instability to your advantage. Think about how everything in the physical world is connected. Even in outer space, debris and radiation are coming in, while gasses and human-created junk and ships are going out. The air you’re breathing right now might have been some of the same molecules that came from inside the earth’s crust a thousand years ago, or that came out of Tut’s tomb, or that used to be part of a dinosaur’s body.

Atoms make up everything in the physical world. If you can push them, shape them, nudge them, you can change the physical world around you. And, as Schrodinger taught, your very presence and thoughts change what those atoms are doing at any given moment.

See where I’m going with this? Focus on what you’re trying to push, set down your boat, then turn your back and walk away. Then tomorrow do it again. And again, and again. Every time you go back to check on it, you’ll see a frozen snapshot, but it will show you if you’re getting closer to your goal, or if you need to adjust your steering. But if you do it too much, or observe it constantly, boat will remain frozen and motionless and never get there.

That’s my theory, anyway. Let me know if this works for you.

Thank You

I just wanted to say thank you for reading this blog, for listening, for being interested in what I have to say. For helping me feel… human.

It’s been exactly eight years to the day since I came over here fully, to where you are, on this side of the universe. I call it my second birthday. It feels like a lifetime, but I guess eight years really isn’t that long at all, when you think about it. It’s just been a hell of a crazy time that I can’t even begin to describe.

Thank you for being part of my new life here.

The Tower

This guy’s got it going on. He also wrote another great post I linked to earlier, The Otherworld is Bleeding Through. And he’s right about the time frame. Not everything happens on a human scale. Especially not huge world changes. But you can do your part for what’s happening now, and what’s still to come. Lay the groundwork for the next generation yet to be born.

After the Tower, the Sun

“The Tower topples structures built on weak foundations. It destroys the false to make way for the true. After The Tower comes The Star: an emphasis on spirituality and the inner world. Next comes The Moon: a reminder that our animal nature is as much a part of us as our higher consciousness. And after The Moon comes The Sun: regeneration, truth, and joy.”

What Can You Feel?

I thought this might help a few people.

Where the Magic Lives.

“You can feel the presence of a wall or a human being with your eyes closed, if you try.  They feel different, however.  It’s an important difference.  In other contexts, it’s one of the differences between a natural healer and someone who is not.

“Have you ever had a back-rub or a massage from a really talented and empathic masseuse? Do you remember the almost eerie way the gentleness of a touch here and the firmness of a touch there unloosed knots you didn’t even know you had?

“Have you ever had the other kind of massage, from someone whose hands are deaf, unable to sense your body in any but the most obvious and physical of ways?  No matter how many muscle charts they have memorized, no matter how much theory they have learned, someone with deaf hands can only touch you as if you–or they–were a wall.  They lack that extra sense that makes their hands into healing hands–hands that are fully present with you as they work.

“There is something different about what is physically there, and what is spiritually there, as well. Or even, what is spiritually there, and otherwise, not.”

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