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Term: self-help

DEFINITIONS

Self-Help: The practice of techniques that bring mental, spiritual, physical, and especially psychological balance and healing. For thousands of years, there has been a movement toward getting the assistance of experts when trying to achieve such balance and healing. Unfortunately, this has sometimes become time consuming and extremely expensive. Over the last several decades there has been a growing movement that assumes if we simply learn the techniques, we can help ourselves achieve wholeness. Numerous books and workshops help people learn the skills necessary to allow them to help themselves.Donald Michael Kraig


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A still controversial figure, Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (1911–1986) appears to have been largely self-educated despite having attended prestigious private schools and two years at George Washington University. As the son of a naval ...
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Magickal Ritual Goals
The purpose of the rituals you compose in the practice of High Magick is psychological integration, otherwise known as Initiation. Your goal is to awaken, develop, cleanse, and unite your many parts into the Whole Person that is your potential. This ...
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Review of the Shapeshifter Tarot
Summary: A stunning and transformative artistic deck that is good as an additional deck with a focus on major life changes and magickal work including meditation, shapeshifting, and spellwork. However there are some flaws and the differences between ...
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In the Major Arcana of the Tarot, the Fool goes on a journey. This is similar to the Hero's Journey in mythology, and some view the ups and downs of the Major Arcana as the pathway the Fool takes to wisdom. Most people take the "Fool's Journey" several times during their life. If we hold the journey up as a template against our own life, it can... read this article
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