Once again I am here on tumblr contemplating the world. The past few days I have been preparing for Christmas shows and playing some and it has been great fun.
But this post is about books and music I have been listening to recently. In the music department I must make special mention of Stephen Sondheim particularly The Frogs and Evening Primrose which I bought off iTunes and which is lovely.
Reading? Lots as always:
- Colditz: A Definitive History by Henry Chancellor - very interesting mostly about how they tried to escape out of the castle during WWII.
- Sylvia by Bryce courtney - an interesting historical novel.
- A Guide for Spiritual Healers by Caroline Myss - interesting stuff there.
- The Best of Doreen Virtue - a collection of her recorded workshops including messages from the angels and past life regression with the angels.
And that’s all for now.
There is not much happening around here. I am going north tomorrow for a brief retreat - back Saturday.
But that’s not what I came to talk about. I cameo talk about iMovie for IOS.
It’s so cool. It’s so accessible. I can make a movie by myself with minimal help from somebody. Check out this effort I just had to show it to everybody.
It does have some quirks.
I thought I had lost my movie at one stage. But I hope to make another soon.
I read on Twitter this morning that has had to turn itself in to a subscription service. I love this thing! It is sooooooo cool! with a blind person can take their own pictures and the app identifies them.
Of course it’s not just the app. It’s a programmer and a server and sometimes it’s even a human identifying the images. I use Tap Tap See to tell me about my clothes- what colour they are - and I use it to identify my arty shots I take with my phone and put on instagram [I love instagram too!] I use it to tell tins in the pantry and many other things.
The sad thing is many blind people on fixed incomes will not be able to afford the subscription. But there is one rule for everybody these days and that’s the best way to go with something like this.
Without getting in to the debate of whether it’s right or not, I want to thank Tap Tap see for helping me and so many others so much.
For this week’s little delve in to mystical thinking I am using the Healing with the Faeries Oracle Deck by Doreen Virtue.
The card drawn was “raising your standards”. It seems oddly fitting for New Zealand for the Mayor of Auckland has just been embroiled in a sex scandal around his extra-marital affair. [I am glad to report he maintains his office which is only right.]
The faery realm asks that we keep the peace this week as all is right and world standards must keep rising and be high. We must look to the light even though there is darkness around us.
I began my mystical journey when I was 15 and spent my grandmother’s birthday money on a tarot reading. I was very fascinated by the tarot cards - how did they work ? Why are they so accurate? Why are they poo-pooed as unscientific?
We turn to religion for the need to know. We turn to more spiritual, mystical practises because we want to know even more and, to a certain extent, want to believe we are immortal. Attendance at organised religious events [I am talking about christian churches] is declining. Mysticism is very popular as the baby boomers grow older.
Somebody asked me recently where I get my standards from. The short answer is from the Bible as Christian standards are at the heart of western government. Some people, I told this person require a stricter moral code hence they develop beliefs around the bible or other book religions.
Then there are the free spirits such as myself who are outside christianity but still believe and practise mysticism. I am a practising psychic and spiritual healer. I firmly believe that such work is necessary. Nobody should play God - the big events are up to Him [or whoever you understand Him to be] However the little events in our day to day life are up to us. We can control them and can turn to psychic readers and healers to help us. We need to know things.
I must stress that the psychic reading or spiritual healing session is not the be all and end all. It is certainly not a substitute for medical intervention.
I plan to do a bit of a tarot reading for the world once a week and put it here on my Blog. As people use the Bible as an oracle, or a dictionary, the Tarot or an oracle deck will be used here.
I shall commence in the next post.
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