The other day I was at a friend's house and we began talking about books. I have several thousand books on various occult topics. Some are very old. Others are quite new. My friend and I both knew of people who had well over ten thousand books, although most were fiction, especially fantasy or science fiction.
I started wondering about why people keep large quantities of books. For me, it is so I can do research. Why people keep vast quantities of fiction, since I don't do that, I can't say.
But when you go into someone's home and there are shelves that make the place look like a bookstore or library it's, I don't know, impressive? weird? It certainly tells you a great deal about the
Although I have been studying and practicing hypnosis and hypnotherapy for a long time, I took my first formal training in hypnosis just 15 years ago. Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are unbelievably powerful tools for personal change. It can help people change beliefs they no longer want to have. It can help people overcome behaviors that are hurtful to themselves or others. The list goes on and on.
One of the most difficult concepts a new hypnotherapist has to learn is what is called the scope of practice. Its formal meaning concerns what you legally may and may not do. For example, legally I cannot cure any phobia. Some people call any personal fear a "phobia," but legally the term is a
Well, as the old saying goes, this month is roaring in like a lion.
A couple of people are arguing over who is the real Golden Dawn. So what else is new?
There are Witchcraft groups that are disagreeing with each other and separating. So what else is new?
Actually, there are a couple of things I'd like to mention. First I'd like to congratulate my friend, Lon Milo DuQuette for getting some incredible publicity in major media. Lon lives in Orange Country, California (behind the orange curtain), and the "Orange County Weekly" ran a great article on him that you can read via this LINK. Another major newspaper, the Orange County "Register" ran a great article filled with photos, too. Here is
Home...And Ready to Rock and Roll
Well, I'm back home from the Babalon Rising festival and hard at work. I had a brief stint of jet-lagged tiredness, a surprise for me since even with overseas travel I've never experienced it previously.
Babalon Rising is a great and growing festival. Each year more people attend. Unlike other festivals that have become increasingly "family friendly" ("Bring the kids! We have special activities for them."), BR remains staunchly adults only, giving it a different ambiance than many other events.
As with any festival (BR is in French Lick, Indiana), the location plays second fiddle to the people who attend. The people at BR, including those who run the