Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My First Junk Journal!

Hey folks; have embarked on a new hobby. I started collecting and setting up my craft area about four months ago and am now ready to begin Project #1, a Junk Journal (JJ).

Monday I coffee dyed all my 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper and today I coffee dyed all the index cards, notes pages and a couple special pages. Last week I found the perfect book to use as the cover and today I downloaded some amazing papers from TsunamiRose and DreamzEtc to coordinate nicely with it. Have various pages from those collections printed to card stock, ready to start on my JJ!!

Step One...have a lot of work to do folding and distressing these pages to make them ready for the signatures and sewing to the cover, but I can see the journal taking shape. So excited!!

Friday, July 28, 2017

The Shadow Self

"It is a frightening thought that man also has a shadow side to him, consisting not just of little weaknesses- and foibles, but of a positively demonic dynamism. The individual seldom knows anything of this; to him, as an individual, it is incredible that he should ever in any circumstances go beyond himself. But let these harmless creatures form a mass, and there emerges a raging monster."

Carl Jung, On the Psychology of the Unconscious

The Shadow Self is an archetype that forms part of the unconscious mind and is composed of repressed ideas, instincts, impulses, weaknesses, desires, perversions and fears.

"What we call civilized consciousness has steadily separated itself from the basic instincts. But these instincts have not disappeared. They have merely lost their contact with our consciousness and are thus forced to assert themselves in an indirect fashion. This may be by means of physical symptoms in the case of a neurosis, or by means of incidents of various kinds, or by unaccountable moods, unexpected forgetfulness, or mistakes in speech … modern man protects himself against seeing his own split state by a system of compartments. Certain areas of outer life and of his own behavior are kept, as it were, in separate drawers and are never confronted with one another."

Hmmmm...trying to download an eBook copy of an interesting book about this subject but the website sends you tail spinning into a loop and never completes the simple transaction. Hope my Visa does not get charged as I was unable to download the book after two tries.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

There is No Such Thing as White or Black Magik

I just found the most amazing writing on magik and its use by Witches (published and credited in the The Witch Way Magazine, February 2017 issue).

“There is no such thing as White Magick or Black Magick. If you are participating in magick, you are interfering with the natural order of how life would have developed without your hand in it. You are manipulating reality to suit your own personal needs. Regardless of whether you perceive it as “positive” or “white light”, you are manipulating life. If you are afraid of this responsibility or are intimidated by this statement, I encourage you to reexamine your belief structure. Witchcraft requires confidence and courage.”       - Dacha Avelin: Old World Witchcraft: Pathway to Effective Magic

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tarot Reading - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

This is a Past, Present and Future reading with a specific intent of understanding what is holding me back from achieving my desired goals.
King of Cups (reversed) is Past, Two of Pentacles is the Present, and the Four of Cups (reversed) is the Future.
Initial Impressions
Cups is the predominant suit meaning that the reading is all about 1) what is coming from the heart versus the head and 2) seeking solutions to emotional conflicts or emotions. Cups can also signify intuition and creativity. Because the two cup cards are reversed, this will have an effect on the meanings and how they are interpreted.
Pentacles is all about the material aspects of life; prosperity and what we make of our external surroundings. 
Past: You have been overly emotional, disengaged. You have been fantasizing about what could be. And there have been a lot of repressed emotions even some emotional manipulation by others. Given these things, you have been very moody.
Present: You are learning to adapt to your relationship needs. You are exploring the infinite possibilities available to you; there are choices and options available. It is time to believe in yourself. Have Confidence. Look for new ways to handle old situations. This card is about balance, adaptability and prioritisation.
Future: You need to have confidence in your choices; no doubt or hesitation, or there is the possibility of a missed opportunity. Balance can be restored and you can be emotionally free.
If anyone has any other insights into this reading, please feel free to comment.
Syster Lorie

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Moon Percent Illuminated Jan 2017 to Mar 2017

Jan.     Feb.     Mar.    
0.08     0.19     0.08    
0.15     0.29     0.16    
0.23     0.39     0.25    
0.33     0.50     0.36    
0.43     0.62     0.47    
0.54     0.73     0.58    
0.66     0.82     0.69    
0.76     0.90     0.79    
0.85     0.96     0.87    
0.93     0.99     0.94    
0.98     1.00     0.98    
1.00     0.98     1.00    
0.99     0.95     1.00    
0.96     0.89     0.97    
0.91     0.82     0.93    
0.84     0.74     0.88    
0.76     0.65     0.81    
0.66     0.56     0.73    
0.57     0.46     0.64    
0.47     0.37     0.54    
0.38     0.28     0.45    
0.29     0.20     0.35    
0.21     0.13     0.26    
0.14     0.07     0.18    
0.08     0.02     0.10    
0.03     0.00     0.05    
0.01     0.00     0.01    
0.00     0.03     0.00     
0.02              0.02    
0.05              0.06    
0.11              0.13