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Consult My Psychic Promotion

All my life, I have periodically consulted a psychic for tarot card readings. Often, these readings have been amazingly accurate – especially those given by my friend Pat Rickard. Pat is an amazing lady who I have known for about 15-years now from my time in Texas. Now, I am offering an opportunity to win a 30 minute consultation with my psychic!

For the next 6-weeks, I am holding a promotional competition to allow one lucky person a FREE 30 minute consultation with my personal psychic – Pat Rickard. All you have to do is sign up for my mailing list to qualify between now and April 20th. Subscribers to my mailing list receivean exciting monthly newsletter with all new and never before published short stories, articles on the supernatural and magic and notice of my new projects (books, events etc.).

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up now and get a chance to find out what the future might hold for you with gifted psychic Pat Rickard.

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Pat Rickard has been working as a medium, psychic and reader for over thirty years. She is a trained medium and Healer with the Gateway School of Healing, Ministry, and Prophesy. Her teachers in Gateway were Reverands Frankie and Jeff Tunstall both of whom were trained in Lillydale New York, the oldest Spiritualist community in the U.S.A.. Pat is also a Reiki Master and certified Clinical hypnotist. She also works with the Celestial Thymes readers booth at The Texas Renaissance Festival near Houston TX and the Sherwood Forest Faire near Austin TX.

Pat has worked as a consulting medium with Lone Star Paranormal Investigative group of Houston, Texas on many investigations. She has appeared with Lone Star on many investigations on the local tv news shows. She also did a segment for Jim Roses Twisted Tour which appeared on the Travel Channel.

She does in person readings, phone readings, parties and events.

Pat now has her very own shop –

The Mystic Muse Metaphysical Shop
310 1/2 Main Street,
Old Town Spring,Texas 77373.

She can be reached at 832 257 2139
Email: rickard_pat@yahoo.com
The Mystic Muse Facebook page

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Grand Cover Reveal – My Haunted Life – The Extreme Edition

As many of you may be aware, the final act in the My Haunted Life series is a paperback and probably super value Kindle bundle called My Haunted Life – The Extreme Edition. This will feature the contents of all three My Haunted Life book as well as two additional new stories never published elsewhere….

The book should be available later in March and will make a lovely bedtime reading book or gift to the one you want to keep up all night scared sh1tless…….

Here it is.

I love it!

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Subconscious Creation?

Around 95% of our brain activity is said to be the unconscious mind. That means I am only 5% conscious.

If this is true, and I have no doubt that it is, what does it actually mean? The subconscious mind is like a tape recorder where I can set up a bunch of activities and then run it over and over again. It’s a sort of set of automated routines running in background that maintain bodily functions and habits. It is also often our adversary.

Through my mind, I create my reality. But if 95% of my thoughts are subconscious and I am unaware of them or they are accidentally or purposely programmed responses like fear and flight, my reality will be chaotic and might even be a total nightmare. One thing I have done very well is to build up responses, roles and actors all managed by my subconscious mind. These all play out without much interaction from me.

I have written before that we often react to people based on ourselves. The things we hate about ourselves are reflected back at us and we don’t like what we see. We dislike people because they deep down remind us of the qualities we do not like within ourselves. We blame everyone and everything for our problems as a subconscious avoidance mechanism. What is it we are avoiding? Ourselves.

I also often say we have to accept responsibility for ourselves. To some, this is a cold-hearted politically-motivated statement but actually, it is the truth people seek. If WE create our own reality through our thoughts and deeds and if we project our subconscious desires and worries onto the world around us then WE are responsible. No one else but us. We have to take personal responsibility for our lives and our selves. This is not political – it is a fact of reality. Perhaps I could restate it differently by saying that we need to become more conscious of who we are, why we are and work to improve and take more control as the real people we are inside. That is accepting personal responsibility. As opposed to being political it is a spiritual act.

This is where meditation and working to know oneself come in. It’s not good enough though to scrape the surface. We must face our demons or else we project them out to the external world and into the reality that we create. We must forgive ourselves for being human before we can forgive those around us as well. We must resolve the duality or polarity inside of us in order to dissolve its effects in our reality.

I’m going to recommend a book that I think can help some people with this. It is one of my bookshexagramfrontcvr and I believe it is the only book you ever need read. It is called The Mystical Hexagram and I co-wrote it with Sue Vincent. This symbol, is a powerful key to unlocking the inner self. It is all you need. I am not being egotistic or facetious when I say this because it has nothing to do with me that this symbol contains within it everything you need to create a better reality.It is one way to the answers you might seek and for some, it might be exactly what they were looking for.

Let’s create a better today together!

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Telling Tales About Writing

I have always liked, no – enjoyed and thrived – in telling stories. I am a story teller. I cannot resist it. I like to spin tales whether fact or fiction and watch the faces of my audience. The truth be told, I talk too much and listen too little. In Yorkshire terminology, I could talk the hind legs off a donkey! My idea of a good night is to sit, glass in hand, telling stories and being told stories, entertaining those willing to listen and feeding off the other’s tales.

What I am most certainly not is a writer in the classical sense of the word. Last night, I happened on an article and simply hundreds of comments about the fact that there should be only one space after a full stop. That people should obsess over such a thing and that so many would find this important reminded me that I am not a writer. I care not a jot for comma placement and complex grammatical construction. I have long forgotten the difference between an adverb and an adjective and wouldn’t know what an alliteration was if it hit me in the nose. Nor frankly, do I care. Yes, I do recognize that many do and justify their entire earthly existence on their grammar skills and, while I do not mean to belittle them or insult them, this is to me is about as useful as a chocolate fireguard.

I do however, write. I write a lot. In fact, I write for a living. I write white papers, research reports, magazine articles, blog posts, analyst notes, ghost write magazine articles, white papers, marketing collateral and much, much more. I also write books on the side – poetry, short stories, occult books and novels. I am not a writer though. I am a story teller.

Yes, my white papers are full of thought leadership, competitive arguments, expertise about the subject matter and more. I can’t be sure the gap between my full stop and the start of the next line is one space and I am pretty sure my clients care not a jot either. It is the content they want. What is in my head placed in a readable and compelling way on the page. They must like what they get because our business is thriving.

As for my books. Well, I enjoy writing poetry the most or shall we simply call it free verse. It is full of adverbs, adjectives and alliterations because, like a self taught musician, I know what sounds and effects I like using words even if I am unclear on the rules. And, just like good music is often as much about the performers’ style and imperfections as it is about composition, my style is my style and it works.

Rules are made for a reason. They are made largely to have us conform if the truth be told. An artist will often break all the rules to create something creative and be lauded for it. Knowing basic grammar and how to spell is a pre-requisite to being able to communicate but being so focused on writing and all that takes to me is to be focused on the wrong thing. People want to be entertained. I am an entertainer and just like the bards of old, my stories contain underlying elements of a truth that I hope my readers will see, question and learn from. I am not interested in being perfect and I am not interested in the reviews of such people either.

I am a story teller. Nothing more.

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G. M. Vasey:

A very intriguing project from a couple of friends of mine…. check it out.

Originally posted on Daily Echo:

The mysterious Charles James Fox had taken some tracking down, but we had finally arranged a rendezvous and the three of us hunched over our beers in the corner of the Waggon and Horses in Langsett. My companion had taken me once before to see foxfire beneath the Hunter’s Moon. This, however, was something different. We had been granted the singular honour of being invited to a rehearsal meet of the Foxes, held at a secret location to preserve their anonymity. No-one, after all, knows who they are…. So to see them dance unmasked to pipe and drum was a real privilege. We were to go from here…

Crows patrolled the ancient stone of the roof tops; dark guardians of a magical dance. We felt their permission to pass within to a different world, older and deeply connected with the life of the land. We watched the honed precision of…

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What If?

In a recent interview, I found myself talking about the idea that if we give a thing our attention then it becomes real. In so many words, I was saying that we create our own reality through mental focus. You can, in fact, more or less prove this to yourself any time that you wish. Simply, think of something – something as bizarre as you wish – and give it your focus. For example, decide that today you will see a mouse dance. Keep on giving this thought your focus and attention throughout the day – keep looking for that dancing mouse. I guarantee that you will at some point during the day see a dancing mouse even if it is just a Disney cartoon on TV.

If you experiment like this for a while, you come to the conclusion that one of two things is going on;

1. You are actually creating reality using thought, or

2. By focusing your attention on something you are noticing it – it was always there, but you never registered it until the point that you gave it your focus.

Now, ask yourself this – is there actually any difference in the two statements above? We simply cannot know whether we created that reality of whether we simply started to notice something that was there anyway and, for us, it is essentially the same thing anyway.

In magical training, we are taught and we practice mental discipline and how to use our imaginative capacities. By learning to meditate for endless minutes with an empty mind or imagining that there is actually a matchbox on the table in front of you, we are actually training our mind to give attention to whatever we want to give our attention to. We may even use some tools to aid our imagination and mental focus in the form of ritual objects – we may even use a ritual to turn our attention onto something. There are many techniques but all are really down to one thing – focus or attention.

On my wall above my desk are two pen drawings. They are geometric shapes whose meaning is long lost to me. They are sigils. Whenever I look up I see the sigils and my subconscious mind focuses on whatever it was that the sigil means. Sigil magic is also about focus or attention but of the subconscious mind.

So, what if I could give something my proper focus and attention? After all, am I not simply a stream of consciousness and is it not the job of consciousness to focus attention? Faith can move mountains it is said. Faith is nothing but giving something attention and knowing that in doing so, whatever I wish will transpire.

So what if today, we gave some attention to our world. What if we all decided to focus our attention on the wonderful, the amazing, the miracle of life on Earth. What if we all sought out the good news and gave that our focus and attention?

Shall we try?

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Spock’s Last Journey

I still cannot believe that Spock is gone. Off to where everyone has gone before and from where no one seems to return.  I grew up with Star Trek and it was my favorite show. I often marvel at how so many things depicted as the far future in Star Trek have already come true in my lifetime. Every time I pick up a tablet, I think of Star Trek….

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I didn’t know Leonard Nimoy but his passing had more than an impact. I have reached that point in life where icons are passing on. It is something I will have to get used to I suppose while perhaps thinking that at least I am still around to experience this and that is the good news.

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Somewhere, perhaps, I am still a little boy peering at a huge box with curtains. The flickering black and white image features phasers, Vulcans and flat touch screen computers. I hope so anyway.

Beam me up Scottie!