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by hellebore
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Unicorns, princesses and dolphins?
Replies: 3
Views: 1490

Re: Unicorns, princesses and dolphins?

Although not about unicorns, I cannot think of a more magical children's book than Elizabeth Goudge's 'The Little White Horse'. This book was a gateway to magic for me as a child. It's not a picture book, it's quaintly English, and it's a bit old for a four year old, but I read it aloud to my childr...
by hellebore
Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: How do plushies or toys "gain life"?
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: How do plushies or toys "gain life"?

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Not a direct answer to your question, but have you ever read 'The Velveteen Rabbit', a classic English children's book and one of the most magical ever written? The story is about love bringing inanimate toys to life. Here's a short extract.
by hellebore
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Pharmacy/Pharmakeia=TheUseOfOrAdministrationOfDrugs
Replies: 8
Views: 2112

Re: Pharmacy/Pharmakeia=TheUseOfOrAdministrationOfDrugs

Woooh, what if... there is an unaccounted for "synesthete".. out there? That one being; a synesthete that somehow can see color of the body's electric and magnetic fields of vibration? Maybe that explaines the people who can actually see "auras"! Synesthete in my dfinition - means to experience two...
by hellebore
Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Pharmacy/Pharmakeia=TheUseOfOrAdministrationOfDrugs
Replies: 8
Views: 2112

Re: Pharmacy/Pharmakeia=TheUseOfOrAdministrationOfDrugs

People with chromesthesia hear sounds and these automatically and unintentionally make them experience colours. To someone who doesn’t experience this, it sounds weird or distracting, that you’d suddenly start seeing colours while listening to music, but to synesthetes who have grown up with this, ...
by hellebore
Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Ancient Magick and Mythologies
Topic: Connecting with the genius loci
Replies: 4
Views: 1946

Re: Connecting with the genius loci

Thanks for your replies all. There's not going to be a lot of lying down in the middle of the plot in freezing November gales, but come spring, absolutely [grin] My connection to nature is very damp. I used to live near a small garden with tall trees. I always spoke to them in wishes. The wind would...
by hellebore
Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Ancient Magick and Mythologies
Topic: Connecting with the genius loci
Replies: 4
Views: 1946

Connecting with the genius loci

This week one of my life-long dreams came true when I was offered the tenancy of an ancient apple orchard and enormous vegetable patch - about a third of an acre in all. I live in a little medieval town with minute courtyard gardens and plots like these are rare as hens' teeth. The plot is completel...
by hellebore
Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: Is the occasional dram of whiskey detrimental to practice?
Replies: 26
Views: 3969

Re: Is the occasional dram of whiskey detrimental to practic

What Caerdon said. If your new drinking habit makes you uptight and concerned (understandable given your father's problem) isn't that likely to prove a greater inhibitor to your magick than mild intoxication?

But more importantly, have you managed to get the walking cane with concealed sword?
by hellebore
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: Is suicide honorable?
Replies: 69
Views: 7810

Re: Is suicide honorable?

I think the only person who has a right to talk about whether a suicide was right or not for them is the person involved. At the end of the day, each persons life is their own. I think in some terminal illness cases it makes sense. If you know you have a degenerative brain disease or cancerous tumo...
by hellebore
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: Is suicide honorable?
Replies: 69
Views: 7810

Re: Is suicide honorable?

Now, why does a person become a soldier? What do soldiers actually get to do? They get to kill people. They get people trying to kill them. See the psychology at work here? 'I'll be a soldier because then I'll get the chance to kill people. I'll be a soldier because then I'll get the chance to have...
by hellebore
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: Is suicide honorable?
Replies: 69
Views: 7810

Re: Is suicide honorable?

but I suspect the number of suicides that don't involve some severe psychological imbalance is very small (at least in our modern, Western culture). I think the thing you're forgetting is also huge social iniquity - either along the lines of socio-economic status and lost opportunity or, alternatel...
by hellebore
Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: Is suicide honorable?
Replies: 69
Views: 7810

Re: Is suicide honorable?

Haelos I wrote my post before I read yours. I agree with your argument about teens and that no two cases of mental illness are the same, but I suspect the number of suicides that don't involve some severe psychological imbalance is very small (at least in our modern, Western culture). And surely any...
by hellebore
Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: Is suicide honorable?
Replies: 69
Views: 7810

Re: Is suicide honorable?

With regards to teenagers committing suicide, I think it more represents a total failure on behalf of the parents to make the child feel loved and valued by making the effort to build a close relationship with them. It can do, but this statement is a gross generalisation. As Caerdon says, plenty of...
by hellebore
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: Some Rambling Thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 6644

Re: Some Rambling Thoughts

Hi Neko and Erebus

I hadn't thought about lucid dreaming becoming too much of an escape. That's a useful caution. Books have been my double-edged sword [eg]
by hellebore
Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: My first encounter with a witch
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: My first encounter with a witch

This story is delicious and it reminded me of the original Scottish meaning of the word 'glamour' (or 'gramarye')- to cast a spell of enchantment on someone, making them see something the spell-caster wished them to see. Hence the old expressions 'to cast a glamour' and 'to wear a cloak of glamour.'
by hellebore
Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: Some Rambling Thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 6644

Re: Some Rambling Thoughts

RoseRed What a fantastic lineage. A lot of strength can be drawn from knowing we share the blood of forbears who triumphed over adversity. Have you ever visited your family's country(ies) of origin, or felt the pull to? Neko That's so interesting. I use rose quartz for its comforting, calming qualit...
by hellebore
Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: Some Rambling Thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 6644

Re: Some Rambling Thoughts

It was good to see your post when I checked in today, Hadit. I hope you're feeling in a better place. I'm comparatively lucky in that although I've never responded to conventional treatment all my depressive episodes have been in reaction to life events. I can't imagine how bewildering it must be to...
by hellebore
Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: Doing rituals for something that already happened?
Replies: 44
Views: 6729

Re: Doing rituals for something that already happened?

Hi RockDemon I've checked and unfortunately can't copy the article, but I have found from another source an abstract of what I think must have been a follow-up experiment in Israel involving 3393 patients with bloodstream infections, which replicated the result. http://deanradin.com/evidence/Leibovi...
by hellebore
Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: Doing rituals for something that already happened?
Replies: 44
Views: 6729

Re: Doing rituals for something that already happened?

On a not dissimilar note, about 15 years ago the British Medical Journal ran an article about retroactive prayer. A couple of researchers had set out to debunk 'ridiculous' claims that if someone prayed for you it improved your chances of recovery from life-threatening illness. When the data contrad...
by hellebore
Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: Some Rambling Thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 6644

Re: Some Rambling Thoughts

Hello Hadit I'm really sorry you've reached such a low point. I know how that feels. First and most importantly, have you told your doctor/therapist and loved ones that you've been feeling suicidal? If I understand you correctly, the nub of your dilemma is a serious disconnect between your circumsta...
by hellebore
Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Site Discussion
Topic: Community Discussion: RaineAshford
Replies: 109
Views: 30539

Re: Community Discussion: RaineAshford

I'm new to the site and one of the least experienced people here. Some members have expressed concern about the impact Raine's approach and UPG might have on newbies so I'm responding about that aspect of the debate. Raine rarely offers direct advice to newbies and when she does it is so cryptic I h...
by hellebore
Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: 17 years of apparent psychic attack - desperation point
Replies: 69
Views: 17038

Re: 17 years of apparent psychic attack - desperation point

Good Morning All I thought I'd post an update on my situation. Using the_spiral and Caerdon's pointers I've tracked down a Reiki master who can see me in a couple of weeks. It's going to involve quite a bit of travel but I'm sure it will be worth it. Some of you asked whether an object might be bein...
by hellebore
Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Dreams and The Unconscious
Topic: No nightmares ever but can't remember anything?
Replies: 8
Views: 2434

Re: No nightmares ever but can't remember anything?

Have you tried taking supplements of Vit B6 (pyridoxine) or its activated form P5P (pyridoxal-5-phosphate)? It's believed that Vitamin B6 converts the amino acid tryptophan into serotonin, which wakes up the brain during REM sleep, and helps the mind both enhance and take stock of what it's seeing. ...
by hellebore
Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: 17 years of apparent psychic attack - desperation point
Replies: 69
Views: 17038

Re: 17 years of apparent psychic attack - desperation point

My sincere thanks for your post, Shin. You have given me much to ponder on. I am going to take a couple of days to absorb all the excellent advice I have received from yourself, RoseRed, Caerdon and the_spiral and form a plan of action to address the ongoing threat and start repairing the energetic ...
by hellebore
Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: 17 years of apparent psychic attack - desperation point
Replies: 69
Views: 17038

Re: 17 years of apparent psychic attack - desperation point

Its very neo/pagan wiccanesque to require permission. Its part of the ethos of the love and light and sparkly rainbow crowd. You should ask them their opinion on this. There are a lot of different viewpoints out there. Hi Rose Been there, done that, realise I've wasted painful years in the process ...
by hellebore
Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: 17 years of apparent psychic attack - desperation point
Replies: 69
Views: 17038

Re: 17 years of apparent psychic attack - desperation point

Hello Shin Thank you for taking the time to study this saga and for letting me have your thoughts. Just to clarify the issue about permission, which related to cord-cutting. I have no ethical issues whatever taking action on behalf of the children without their knowledge and consent (and do so as an...

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