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Posted on February 10, 2011 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)

well got a lot of reading done today. did one of my tests and turned my paper in. going to do my other test online tomorrow before my other class. :) or tonight. :)


currently listening to the Twilight Path podcast: link

My Views on Tarot

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 5:39 PM Comments comments (0)

With the addition of my Tarot of the Day part of my site I want to explain what tarot reading means to me before I just jump in and start reading the cards.


Basically my view in a somewhat nutshell, is that I don't necessarily believe that Tarot cards give us a view of the future, but if they do then that future is not by any means set in stone.  But for the most part I think that they are more for food for thought.


However, if they do indeed show us a glimpse of the future then it is a future that would happen as of right NOW. The moment you see that card that card may no longer be true because you have seen it and will work against it, but then there are self-fulfilling prophecies.  But, what I want you to take from that is the fact that what the cards tell are absolutely not carved in stone. 


Well, thats pretty much my view. Now, hopefully I'm going to get out my Tarot deck and do the first Tarot of the Day! ^_^


New Addition to Site

Posted on May 25, 2010 at 12:19 AM Comments comments (0)

There is something new at the site now called Tarot of the Day.  Now whether or not this will be daily depends on how busy I am, but it will be at the very, very least once a month.


This is going to dependent on how busy I am.  It also depends on where I am because if I am home and my parents are too then I can't take out my tarot cards, but that is a blog for another day. :) Be expecting sometime soon tarot readings and I hope they inspire you.


As I said on the Tarot of the Day page, I will be posting soon my ideas about Tarot and how I think it can apply to everyone, whether you believe they are truly telling the future or not.

Just like everyone else...

Posted on January 8, 2010 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I went to go see Avatar.  Not in 3D, but even without the 3D it isamazing.  I hope to see it in 3D eventually, maybe once it goes out onDVD. 

 

Avatar, as everyone else has said, is a great movie with astoundingspecial effects.  I will also agree with one comment I read about themovie, when they said that it had enough action to satisfy the stereotypicalmale and enough emotion to satisfy the stereotypical female.

 

Being of the female variety, I liked the thought put into theemotional scenes, but sometimes I felt that I was being pulled from an intenseemotional scene right into an awesome intense action scene with all the specialeffect ramped up all the way they can go.  It is almost a visual orgasm insome parts...ok most parts, even in the non-action scenes.

 

I noticed several things about the Na'vi people and their philosophiesabout life and relating to nature.  Many of the concepts I saw veryclosely related to Eastern philosophies, Paganism, and maybe even just generalSpiritualism.  The main character cannot learn anything new with a fullcup and that he has to empty his cup to be able to learn about the Na'vipeople.  This is an example that I have heard in relation toBuddhism.  A Buddhist monk in the recent movie 2012 at a Tibetan Buddhisttemple also mentions this concept. 

 

Another concept that addressed by the Na'vi is the concept ofinterconnectedness, which is also a concept in Buddhism, but it is also seen inPaganism.  In the Na'vi culture shown in the movie the concept ofinterconnectedness mostly applied to the interconnectedness of the people andnature.  The Na'vi and nature are not separate and they know this.

 

Another comment that I found remarkable was something that the queensaid the main character.  She told him that they would try to cure hisinsanity.  Again I was reminded of Buddhism and recognizing the reality ofinterconnectedness.  To not realize that each and every person and theworld we live is connected in a way is madness because it is to deny the truththat humans on a whole and individual basis need the earth in order to survive.

 

This movie is as much a commentary on what we humans are doing to ourearth as it is in the changing notions of religion and spirituality.

 

Go see it. 

 

 


Happy Yule/Winter Solstice

Posted on December 21, 2009 at 6:58 PM Comments comments (0)

The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year and the longestnight of the year. It falls usually between December 20-22 depending onthe year. I thought I was going to be in Florida for Yule andChristmas, but my parents couldn't a room during the Christmas season.I can't say that I wasn't happy that I got to spend Yule with myboyfriend, almost2blank. I'm still not sure if I'm going to go to thecircle ritual at Matrix tonight or not, I feel like I've celebrated myYule. I'm going to try to start planning my next year, like listing outmy goals for the next year and stuff like that.

 


When I'm done doing this goal setting, from something I found online called theYearly-Review, I'll post it on here and also on one of my blogs if Ican remember my password.

 

I view the winter solstice as a timeof reflecting and a time to be with loved ones. So, I'm using this dayto reflect and try to outline the next year. Hopefully this will becomea yearly habit for me.

 


Happy Yule, Winter Solstice, Christmas, and New Year! :)