Thursday, 12 October 2017
Just a quick heads up: Each month on my Youtube channel, I now provide short Tarot horoscope readings for each sign of the Zodiac. I began this month, October 2017 and aim to continue for the foreseeable future. Here is a link to my reading for Libra, October 2017. It is my hope that these readings can provide some guidance for you and also give you a taste for my personal reading style.
Saturday, 16 September 2017
Because I believe it's good to pass on and share techniques I find success with, I'd like to highlight the power of this mantra for those that aren't aware of it. Hands down the biggest improvement in my health is down to morning and nightly recitations of this mantra to Lord Dhanvantre, the Celestial Healer.
I'd recommend this for people who struggle with chronic health conditions for which there is no singular simple medical solution. Obviously, don't ignore science and medicine!
I'd never found a doctor that prescribed me anything, other than "Try and eat healthily and get exercise when you can", so of course, I looked at alternative solutions to see if I could speed things along.
I experienced a health issue in 2014 and hadn't been feeling 100% ever since. The biggest lingering condition I have suffered with ever since that time has been chronic fatigue. Within the first month of making this mantra a part of my daily spiritual practice, the problems I'd struggled with on a daily basis for the past two years have dramatically decreased.
If you are completely new to the practice of mantra recitation and are interested in exploring, I highly recommend you read "Healing Mantras" by Thomas Ashley-Farrand, which is a great introduction to the subject for a Western audience, purchase yourself a set of 108 mala beads (if you take to mantras like I have, they will likely become one of your most cherished, well loved and used spiritual and magical tools).
I tried praying novenas to St Raphael, and daily prayers to a healing aspect of my main Goddess, but I must say, this mantra alone has been doing the work for me. As with any spiritual or magical practice from a tradition other than your own, always be sure to show great respect to the culture from which it derives, and always show respect to any deity or spiritual being. Dhanavantre has been helping me so much, I will probably consult some of my Hindu friends for instruction in how to perform a simple puja ceremony for him to say thank you properly. I continue with this mantra daily and continue to be grateful.
Thursday, 29 June 2017
Monday, 20 March 2017
|Massive tree I found in Midlothian.|
Hello everyone. Wow...it's been a LONG time, many months, since my last blog entry. I've been busy! As it has been so long, I've had many ideas over the past few months on what to blog about and what to make videos on (I've been neglecting my Youtube channel a lot lately too).
I guess one of the biggest reasons I've not made so many videos is because I've been busy with life. Over the past few months I've been reading Tarot pretty much on a daily basis. When not reading Tarot, I've been doing strange things out in the woods at night, as Witches are often wont to do. I also notice that the last time I made a blog post here it was before going on a little trip to Edinburgh in September. I also happened to be in Scotland last weekend too.
Last weekend I had a few encounters with what I refer to as the fae. I've had more fae encounters in the last six months of my life than I think I have ever had before, so faeries and spirits of the land are on my mind quite a lot at the moment, so I thought jumping in on this topic would be a good starting point for me to get back into the discipline of writing blogs, making videos, putting more content out there, etc.
So at one point last weekend, whilst I was out in a fairly remote location in Scotland, in the dark, I told a friend (who is very well acquainted with the fae himself) a story about a close friend of mine and his creepy encounter with what he believed to be a faery. This was around four years ago. He'd made a Youtube video about his experience.
Just last night, this friend of mine had a comment on his video from four years ago about the encounter and he told me about it. I clicked on the link for his video and discovered in the side bar a link to a Youtube channel that sounded cool (spoiler alert: it IS cool) called Scary Fairy Godmother. There were lots of videos on this channel and for some reason I clicked on one at random about a faery called the Gancanagh.
As I watched the video, the description of the faery seemed to match what my friend experienced. I sent him the link and he freaked out. The video gives two or three stories of real life encounters with the Gancanagh and the second one has significant parallels with my friend's story. I'm going to post the video on the Gancanagh here, and my friend's video, (which was uploaded years before this one was).
If you enjoy learning about the fae/getting creeped out (the fae usually are creepy AF, let's face it) You'll probably enjoy these videos and the Scary Fairy Godmother channel. I suggest watching the video on the Gancanagh first, paying particular attention to the second story, then watching my friend's video below. Interesting, fascinating stuff!