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Term: field


Field: Another term for the environment. It encompasses everything from our living environment—such as the air we breathe, the water we drink and the influence of the people around us—to our own private world. Our private world includes such things as what we eat, how we experience physical activity, how we feel about ourselves, how much stress and anxiety we feel and so on. In other words, the field or environment means everything in our existence: thoughts, beliefs and feelings; how we nurture and care for our physical bodies; and the world we live in, whether that be a peaceful house in the country or the excitement and chaos of a big city.
source: The Mind-Body Fertility Connection, by James Schwartz


The First Thing, the field of manifestation. Consciousness, from which first Energy and then Matter arose as Energy/Matter packets that manifest as Waves or Particles. The Field is the Source for all that follows – today as yesterday and as tomorrow. The Field can be accessed through deliberate thought and responds to emotion expressed with intention.

Through the Field we can change ‘reality,’ hence it is the field of magic, phenomena, and of miraculous things that matter.

Suggested Reading

McTaggart: The Field, the Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe

McTaggart: The Intention Experiment, Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World


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Crystal Learning
The quartz crystal can be a wonderful help in helping you to learn new information. The crystal is able to process information holographically, as compared to the computer, which stores and retrieves information bit by bit. Ancient people, ...
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Creating a rune amulet
Modern rune rituals are sometimes done entirely with visualization - the runes are made in the astral world and are never actually written down or carved on any material. This technique works fairly well, but it is not in harmony with the ancient ...
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Astral Projection & Astral Travel
 It’s desirable to treat these two subjects together because of the confusion in terminology over the years. Astral projection is a particular state of consciousness in which the astral body separates from the physical and is able to ...
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Meditation is one of the most popular ways of relaxing and becoming more in tune with yourself, your God and your environment. Yet, there is more bad information about meditation than there is good. This is a shame, because it is such a valuable ...
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Celtic Religion
Druidism can be used synonymously with the phrases Celtic religion and Celtic magic. In order to enter into this magico-religious system, a familiarity with mythology is necessary. Celtic mythology is best represented in the Irish Book of Invasions ...
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Review of the Tarot of the Mystic Spiral
Summary: Use the Tarot of the Mystic Spiral to seek the underlying patterns of your life and of the universe. As you gain knowledge and control over your life, expand your understanding of the world and how it works. In-Depth Review: This is a ...
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