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Animal Spirit Guides and Scuba Diving

Scuba diving was always something that other people did, so I never gave it much thought until my ex-wife, Doreen, gradually and unexpectedly became an avid diver. At one point  while on a cruise thro…

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John Lennon, Where Are You?

I seem to find myself overwhelmed by the continual reporting of bad news, tragedies and the details and analyses over and over again that I have started to ignore much of it.  As I contemplate the per…

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Why Did the Tortoise Cross the Road?

The Road I had journeyed across the country from Los Angeles to upstate New York to present a workshop at the Omega Institute about connecting with the spirit world. After a five hour flight and tw…

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Spring Equinox

excerpted from Sacred Ceremony by Dr. Steven Farmer The spring or Vernal Equinox is the time of year when the sun crosses the plane of the Earth's equator, and day and night are of equal length acr…

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“Stop Acting”

A few months ago my niece Jordan, 16 years old at the time, indicated she wanted to find an agent and receive some training so she could start working as and actress and model. She and her two younger…

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Singing Out in Mother’s Market

Being a former shy person I can empathize with anyone who has inhibitions about expressing themselves in public—especially singing. When asked, many people would admit to singing in the shower, but fe…

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SDD: Spiritual Deficit Disorder

Although I don’t care to make New Year’s resolutions, I do set intentions and write them out at the beginning of each year. One of these is to do a shamanic journey at least four times a week or more.…

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Innocence and Wisdom

For a period of time, my daughter, Catherine and grandson, Jaden stayed with me at a house I used to live in. There were a number of steps to climb to get to the driveway where her car was parked, and…

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The Grasshopper Sings, “Let the Song Find You”

“I got my first guitar when I was 16 and took some lessons that summer. The teacher taught me some chords, finger picking, and in spite of my shyness and resistance, made me sing. Learned some tunes b…

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New Age Gurus, Cults and Fundamentalism

Recently I was pondering the various new age and metaphysical groups, practices, and in particular the various leaders and the styles of leadership they provide. While there are many fine teachers and…

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