Yes, You Are
Intuitive and clairvoyant abilities are magical, mysterious, and
miraculous; that said, the most amazing things about them is that we
are all born with a built-in connection to our Divine guidance. It has
always been there, but most of us were not brought up in a way that
encouraged us to access and develop these wonderful skills.
You already have the ability to benefit from your own intuitive wisdom,
communicate with your Angels and Spirit Guides, and access higher
realms of awareness, you just may not know where to start or whether or
not you are "doing it right." Like everything else in life, there are
easier and more difficult ways to accomplish the same thing, so why do
it the hard way? There are some simple steps that you can use right
away that will help you open up and "reconnect" or to help you
strengthen the connection of which you are already aware.
People often ask me what is the single most effective thing they can do
to get a strong connection happening quickly, and my answer is the same
every time: clear, strengthen, and ground your Channel! You have
probably heard of the term "channeling," the activity whereby a
clairvoyant or medium brings through information either in
written or spoken form. In order to do this channeling you need a clear
and healthy Channel.
Your Channel is the antenna that connects you to the powerful levels of
wisdom and guidance beyond the obvious physical realm. We all have a
Channel, but until you find out about it and learn how to maintain it
you probably aren’t receiving as clearly as you could. No one expects
their television to give them great sound and pictures without a fully
functioning antenna, yet we often wonder why we don’t get the guidance
we need in daily life. The answer lies with healing and maintaining
In terms of structure and appearance your Channel is a beautiful beam
or column of energy and Light that flows down to you from the center of
the Cosmos, connecting you to your intuitive and Divine guidance. But
it doesn’t stop there. Being clairvoyant isn’t just about connecting to
"up there," it's about having a Channel that is completely healthy and
grounded. So why not try this simple visualization?
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with Author Bronwen Forbes, Author of The Small-Town Pagan's Survival Guide
Editor's Note: Bronwen Forbes passed away just a few days after
this interview was conducted.
1. Your new book is titled The Small-Town Pagan’s Survival Guide.
I’m assuming you’ve had the
experience of being a Pagan in a small town; did you grow up in one, or
move to a small town as an adult?
Both! I grew up in one; Berea, Kentucky
in the mid 1970s had a population of about 8,800 people, not including
college students. Living in a small town on the edge of the Appalachian
Mountains had a profound impact on my future spiritual choices. Then,
after leaving the Washington, DC area in 2000 for the Midwest, my
family and I eventually ended up in a town of 12,000 people. When I did
most of the writing and editing on the book I was living in a town of
2. How did living in a smaller community
affect your magical practice?
Well, becoming an active Pagan in a major
east coast city, your practice changes by necessity when you move to a
small Kansas town! I still struggle with focusing my practice more
"inward" and being less dependent on other people and structured
community activities (festivals, concerts, open circles; none of those
are available in a small town, at least not nearby and not every
week!). Living in a small community has made my practice much quieter,
much more low key. And I’ve learned to see a variety of activities as
part of my magical practice, everything from going to the local
farmer’s market every Saturday to hiking around the local reservoir
with my dog on a crisp fall day. I’ve learned the value of these other
3. Your new book is quite a departure from
your previous book, Make Merry in Step and Song,
which focuses on
Mummer’s plays and other Pagan dances, songs, and celebrations. What
inspired you to write The Small-Town Pagan’s Survival Guide?
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the Subconscious with Dowsing
by Kathryn Klvana
Know thyself. That good advice goes back all the way to
the days of Plato and Socrates, and the ancient Greek inscription at
the Temple of Delphi. But sometimes, knowing yourself is a lot harder
than it should be, especially if you are out of touch with what is
going on at the subconscious level. So how do you find out what is
going on inside your head? According to Kathryn Klvana, author of Intuition in an Instant, dowsing is the perfect
tool to talk to the subconscious mind and find out what’s going on
beneath the surface. Here she provides tips on how to effectively using
dowsing to tap into your intuition and achieve your goals.
Fifteen Minutes to Better Magick
by Melanie Marquis
No one likes to talk about it, but we've all experienced
it: the disappointment of ineffective magick. Spells don't always work,
and the frustration caused by magickal failure can build up over time
and hold us back from achieving our full potential. So how can we avoid
the mire of mediocre magick? Melanie Marquis, author of The
Witch's Bag of Tricks, offers a few practices that—with just
fifteen minutes a day—can strengthen your magickal practice.