The Awareness of Water…

By Jessica Lee… Blogging is weird, especially when I don’t like talking about myself. It isn’t something that comes naturally to me, I am more of the observer than the speaker. But, I also want to get out what I am feeling, because I know a lot of people right now are having some of … More The Awareness of Water…

Shamanic Meditation…

Just over two years ago now, a few friends and I flew from Los Angeles to Iquitos, Peru, to work with a native shaman and his apprentices there. We spent a total of 10 days at the shaman’s compound, called Selva Madre, basking in the unique environment of the tropical rainforest, and engaging in four … More Shamanic Meditation…

Silent Lucidity

I may have had a bit of a Lucid Dream experience last night (I’ve decided to capitalize the phrase here just so as to emphasize that I view it as something especially significant).  For those unfamiliar with the term, a Lucid Dream is what occurs when you’re in the dream state, but then you actually realize that you’re … More Silent Lucidity

“Reality is quite subjective…”

That’s a line from a song I once wrote: “Reality is quite subjective.” I hadn’t yet gotten all actively metaphysical at the time, but even then, I understood on some level the notion that there’s a very subjective element to this Universe of ours.  Now, it’s true that in large part, we all share the … More “Reality is quite subjective…”

“Follow Your Bliss”

Yesterday’s post was about one of two bits of advice that I find myself regularly dispensing whenever I do readings (Tarot and Runes, mainly) for people.  That first one consisted of the phrase that author Pema Chodron used as the title for one of her books: “Start Where You Are.”  I won’t rehash any of … More “Follow Your Bliss”

Psychopomp and Circumstance…

I’ve been invited to attend a very interesting-sounding event this evening: a seance! Other than some only semi-serious games as a youngster that revolved around solemnly intoning our intent to communicate with the dead, but which in truth really didn’t amount to much more than goofing around amid dim lighting and spooky overtones, I can’t … More Psychopomp and Circumstance…

The sea of ourselves…

Topic for today: the group mind.  The collective unconscious (and maybe the collective conscious, too, even)… Now, to draw a certain distinction, Occult thought has within its bounds, a concept that’s very similar to what I’m getting at here today, but which isn’t quite entirely the same.  This concept is called the “egregore.”  An egregore … More The sea of ourselves…

Heavenly shades of night are falling…

It’s twilight time… If you use the word “twilight” these days, people seem to flash immediately on that series of books and movies about those teen vampires…you’re likely aware of that which I speak…  Twilight, though, as you may know, also refers to a particular time of day — and many people seem to associate … More Heavenly shades of night are falling…

I want to take you Higher…

Are you familiar with the term “Higher Self?” It seems to come up plenty in discussions that revolve around metaphysical-type topics.  “Listen to your Higher Self”…that kind of thing. I first encountered the term (to the best of my recollection…) when reading this book that I blogged about here a while back that’s called Ask … More I want to take you Higher…