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Transforming Personality

Transforming one’s personality can be quite a challenge. The personality is a rather wily entity unto itself, and at times resists being controlled. It is a dualistic creation consisting of both dark aspects and light aspects. Parts of a personality are quite likable, and other parts are very unlikable. Even those who seem [...]

Transforming Personality2018-11-16T15:57:44-07:00

Enneagram

The word Enneagram (pronounced any-a-gram) comes from the Greek language. Ennea means “nine” and grammos means “sign/figure” in Greek. The Enneagram is a symbol that you may have seen before, and is often thought to be sacred geometry. (See figure) The symbol of the Enneagram is a circle connecting nine points that represent [...]

Enneagram2018-11-16T15:01:04-07:00

Great Spiritual Masters and Teachers

Lao Tzu (Dates estimated by scholars that he lived between 300 and 600 B.C.) The biography of Lao Tzu is difficult to trace, and several people questioned whether or not one actual person or many were responsible for the teachings recorded in the Tao Te Ching. It is not clearly known who Lao [...]

Great Spiritual Masters and Teachers2018-11-16T14:56:09-07:00

Archetypes

Guide (Guru, Sage, Crone, Wise Woman, Spiritual Master, Evangelist, Preacher) The guide takes the role of the spiritual teacher. Even a common person who is often the giver of advice to friends has the teacher and guide archetype within them. The negative aspect of the guide is one who abuses the teacher-student relationship [...]

Archetypes2018-11-16T15:05:28-07:00

First Causes and Core Issues

The way to disperse the energy of several branched beliefs from a core belief is to eliminate the “root,” the core belief. By changing one’s outlook from “the world is dark” to “the world is heavenly,” an entire set of beliefs simply disintegrate because the root belief was removed. This is a powerful [...]

First Causes and Core Issues2018-11-16T16:05:08-07:00

The Mystical Beginnings of Christianity

The history of this region of the world goes back some 5,000 years. The Canaanites were the earliest known inhabitants of Palestine, about 3,000 B.C. They became urbanized and lived in city-states, one of which was Jericho. Moses leads the Jews, wandering in the desert for 40 years, on the Exodus from Egypt [...]

The Mystical Beginnings of Christianity2018-11-16T16:09:23-07:00

Shadow Work

Shadow Work can be defined as a deep process of psycho-emotional healing. The purpose of Shadow Work is to help us evolve through cultivating our awareness of as many physical, mental, spiritual and emotional aspects as possible. In bringing these aspects to our focused awareness and embracing them, they can be aligned and [...]

Shadow Work2018-10-10T16:12:10-07:00

Crystals and Gemstones

One of the most simple and effective ways to utilize crystal energy is to wear them as jewelry. The main spots on the body they are usually worn are around the neck, on the fingers, around the wrist, and in body jewelry in the navel, nose, ears, or any other feasible place. Crystals [...]

Crystals and Gemstones2018-10-10T16:09:25-07:00

Wizards, Adepts, and Mystery Schools

Egypt, for the most part, is where all magical traditions began. Most magical practices have their roots in the traditions practiced in ancient Egypt. Even Christian practices have roots in the magical practices in Egypt. One way to attain transfiguration from humanity to divinity was through the Otherworld. One could attain this by [...]

Wizards, Adepts, and Mystery Schools2018-10-10T16:13:22-07:00

Energy of Money

It is likely that many of us have heard the adage that money is the root of all evil and that it can’t buy us love or happiness. Although it is all too common that we look up to people who make a lot of money and look askance to those who are [...]

Energy of Money2018-10-10T16:14:20-07:00

Cleansing and Fasting

In looking at cleansing and fasting for ourselves or others, the environment in which we detoxify is highly important. One’s environment can hold a range of toxic energies to healing energies, which will depend on the individual’s definitions of each. For some people, a small amount of disorganization can be a source of [...]

Cleansing and Fasting2018-10-10T16:15:06-07:00

Shamanism

Throughout time, humans have explored the boundaries of consciousness and beyond, and journeyed between the worlds of energy and form. Shamanism describes this practice, and the many forms it takes throughout the cultures of the world. Though originally a Siberian term describing “one who knows," in the English language, the term shaman (or [...]

Shamanism2018-10-10T16:15:51-07:00

Holistic Life Coaching

In order to fully understand what life coaching is, it helps to have a working definition. It turns out this is not quite as straightforward as it sounds; many references seem to describe the coaching process rather than defining it. For example, Curly Martin offers the following description of life coaching in the [...]

Holistic Life Coaching2018-07-25T17:03:08-07:00

Transpersonal Counseling and Healing

The dilemmas of our postmodern civilization make it necessary for us to adapt to new ways of being in the world. One might experience this in everyday life as their reaction to horrors of war and violence change or even diminish after increased exposure. We become used to it in a sense. This [...]

Transpersonal Counseling and Healing2018-07-25T16:55:13-07:00

Spiritual Counseling

Spiritual counseling offers clients sessions that focus on the spiritual side of their being. Spiritual counselors may look at their clients through a lens that is unique from other forms of counseling, in which the presenting problems are explored for the spiritual growth or lessons that lie within them. Coming from this [...]

Spiritual Counseling2018-07-25T16:55:44-07:00

Practitioner Ethics

For the most part, being a spiritual teacher is a very pleasant experience. I only bring these darker aspects of being a teacher up because they are possible, and it is important for you to know how to deal with them if they show up in your life. Being a spiritual teacher [...]

Practitioner Ethics2018-07-25T16:54:32-07:00

Attracting Clients

It is one thing to advertise your services or classes, but it is quite another to do energy work on the inner planes. It is possible to do most of your work on the inner planes rather than spend a lot of money and effort on advertising. Of course advertising is necessary, [...]

Attracting Clients2018-07-25T16:53:48-07:00

Building a Business in the Metaphysical Field

The first step in building one’s dream of having a successful business in the metaphysical field is to establish rapport with those you wish to include.  In her online article, “Creating Dream Relationships,” at www.thinkholistic.com, Marcia Wieder declares, “The shortcut step for achieving any dream is share your dreams with others. We [...]

Building a Business in the Metaphysical Field2018-07-25T11:38:35-07:00

Becoming a Spiritual Teacher and Leader

Only through deeply knowing what it means to be a student, mentor, teacher, son, daughter, mother, father, employee, lover, friend, etc. can we understand and have empathy for people as they struggle through the joys and sorrows of being alive. The reason we speak of the Unseen Minister/Reverend is because much of [...]

Becoming a Spiritual Teacher and Leader2018-07-25T11:38:12-07:00

Exploring the Life and Soul of Mary Magdalene

Once upon a time, about 2000 years ago in the village of Magdala, Palestine, a girl was born who would captivate the world. She was Mary Magdalene. We will explore her life and her soul in this metaphysical course of study to gain a deeper understanding of the woman who has been known [...]

Exploring the Life and Soul of Mary Magdalene2018-05-16T06:51:26-07:00

Creative Writing in the Metaphysical Field

Why a course on Creative Writing in the metaphysical field? How can it help you as a metaphysical practitioner? Your goals in Metaphysics may not seem to gel at all with a need for a course in creative writing skills. But, whether you become a minister, an educator, a motivational speaker or a [...]

Creative Writing in the Metaphysical Field2018-05-16T06:51:26-07:00

Mayan Calendar

The Maya occupied a vast territory in Central America that included the present Mexican states of Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, and eastern Chiapas, as well as parts of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Theirs was a “stone age” type of agricultural civilization based on the raising of crops such as corn, cocoa beans, [...]

Mayan Calendar2018-05-16T06:51:26-07:00

Feng Shui: The Art of Placement

Feng Shui is a very old Chinese system of understanding the relationship between humans and the forces of the cosmos. The literal translation of Feng Shui is “wind and water.” The meaning has to do with the forces of the universe that are in motion, in constant change and flux. Wind and water [...]

Feng Shui: The Art of Placement2018-05-16T06:51:26-07:00

Forgiveness

When you hear the word forgiveness what do you think of? There are many forms of forgiveness. It can be an art and a gift to both ourselves and others. Forgiveness can bring us great peace, joy, and freedom. Imagine feeling that no one can truly do us “wrong,” that at the core [...]

Forgiveness2018-05-16T06:51:26-07:00

Sexual Identity and Spirituality

Gender and sexual orientation nonconformity have been reported throughout history, although the manner in which these dispositions and identities are understood varies with era and culture. Western religious traditions, predominantly founded in Abrahamic faith, have usually expressed aversion toward any diversion from a bonding model limited to one man and one (or more) [...]

Sexual Identity and Spirituality2018-05-16T06:51:26-07:00