Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Reading something Different

Over the years I've studied many forms of divination and The cards have alway been a firm favourite of mine.

I have looked at the runes and also reading crystals, recently looked at everything from dominos to I Ching (the one with the sticks)

Over the last few weeks I have had this idea in my head of using Mah Jong to do readings with but up until now have not seen a set I could happily use.

I am now the proud owner of a early set of Mah Jong tiles (see picture below) it may take me a while to work out how I intend doing the reading but I can assure you, you will be the first to hear about it :)

Monday, 23 April 2007

Blog Update

You may of noticed a lack of articles in the last few weeks, but all of a sudden I got really busy with many things.

It started off with my first few reiki students on the Saturday before easter which went really well, only to lose my full time job on Tuesday (didn't see that coming) well actually I did, sort of ... walked out :)

With that and the circles we are running time seemed to vanish before my eyes, Easter came and went, and started working again, back to my own jobs (carpenter by trade) which of course takes up even more time, which sort of brings us up to date.

In that time have started another website for the Reiki http://www.2worldsholistic.co.uk and taking many bookings for courses already.

On top of all that is all the wedding arrangments for 4th of August (Yes I am getting married) and now the Psychic Visions Summer Event is looming and final bookings need to be sorted for that to, it's a wonder I get on here at all!!!

Add to that the new online workshops, reading nights and circle we will be doing on the Psychic Visions Website I could do with a few more hours in the day.

But I love it ........ it's a buzz being busy, and helping teach others as well as learning much myself, if I think about it theres not much I would change ( except maybe the speed the clock goes round)

I did say on the last Reading of the Week that A funny thing happened when I was copying that reading for the site.... well I myself took all of the reading, yep must of been meant for me too, rare that I get one, most people that know me don't like reading for a tarot teacher so have to go out of the area to get a unbiased reading ( may have to ask the talented Roswila for a reading one day) anyway enough gabble for now.

Sunday, 22 April 2007

The web we weave

A long pause, and then……silence……..

Somewhere in the distance is the faint sound of a dog howling, you struggle to make out your surroundings but the light is fading fast.
Each cautious step you take forward echoes around you like a steel sheet hitting concrete.
You shudder as a cold tingle goes down your back and take a few more steps in the now almost darkness.
Your still coming to terms with being here, the last thing you remember is eating your lunch on the park bench on a sunny midmorning, but you don’t seem to remember how you got here.
You can hear the sound of dripping water somewhere around you but again the echo makes it sound in a dozen different places.
The air is cold and you wrap your arms around you stepping forward into the gloom.
The next step makes a splash as you step into a puddle, as does the next, your caution overtakes you coldness and you now hold out your arms and hands in front of you feeling your way forward, totally disoriented you take each step hoping there is something to stand on.
Something just moved! To the left of you…….. You stop.
Straining to hear in the silence all you here is the drip echoing…..nothing.
You take another step…..There it is again…….
Your anxiety starts to build into fear and you strain to make out what it is in the darkness, your eyes start playing tricks on you as one second you think you see a dog shape and the next second it looks like a man. You want to run but the fear of falling stops you.
You freeze on the spot waiting for your worst nightmare to happen………
Something has changed! The dripping has stopped, now there is just silence…….. a silence so quiet it’s deafening.. .................

What is it that make us scared in the dark? why does it effect us and add the fear factor?

Friday, 20 April 2007

Card of the Week 7

It's been a while since I posted anything here, mainly because I cleared my computer cookies and had forgot my sign in details.

And to be honest have been really busy since before Easter to compile anything either, I was prompted this morning after receiving a reading from Angeleyes, and as alwyas have posted it below for you all, as you all know the reading is for someone out there that will find this post either now or maybe next week or even in a years time, whenever it is if it means something to you , then it was meant for you..

A funny thing happened when I was copying this reading for the site........... Will tell you tomorrow :)


Be still. A daily practice of silence
Bears gifts – a heightened sensitivity to beauty,
Deep inner peace and a profound feeling of connectedness
To all living things.

This person has come to a point in their lives where they seem to be standing still.
They can’t seem to move on in life and everything has become stagnated.
They are trying so hard to find the answer to so many questions, but to no avail.
Time seems to go by so quickly (every day) and yet so slowly. (Finding the answer).
You wish you had a crystal ball to look in to, to give you some direction.
The answers you are seeking are their but you are trying to hard to find them.
Take a deep breath, allow yourself time to relax, switch of your mind, meditate, and the answers will come.
Take one question at a time, don’t analyse the out come, if you were to go ahead and put your thoughts into action, let it sort it self out. If it is meant to be that way it will happen.
You are being guided on this path, both by the angels and spirit.
You have a cherub with you, and I am being told there is new life on its way around you.
This baby will bring so much joy to so many people.
But you are to remember, children are our teachers, listen to them, guide them on this earth, and spirit will reward you with knowledge, understanding and true love for what’s around you & in you.
I am hearing the month of August being called and get the feeling lots of things /changes happening. A lot of excitement to.
The name Hayley is being called and I am being made aware of a wedding dress.

As a person you love nature and being out doors. You believe in all nature spirits. And I am hearing the word kindred spirit.
You have someone close to you that shares the same interests as yourself. Likes & dislikes. You are very close and walk the same path.
Healing is just one of your loves in life.
You are a down to earth person. Who likes the simple things in life?
You never ask for much, just enough to get by on.
As far as past life’s go, you have been here many times before.
In this life time you will have earned your wings to fly.
You help so many people, just by the words that you speak you just don’t value yourself and give yourself the credit you deserve.

Good luck, and just remember the path you take will be the right one.

With love & light
Angeleyes xxx

Your card reading was taken from
Cheryl Richardson, Grace cards

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I have decided that the best comments on any posts will be made part of the artical rather than just leave them as comments, Thankyou Running Deer for your input and really do see you going to great heights.

Running Deer said...
Hi Scruffy and Angeleyes. I was interested in the reading. I can take about 95% of what came through. I have been seriously thinking of starting daily meditation and I think this confirms that I should start ASAP. Although I am not standing still at the moment my mediumship side is really taking off. The new life on the way is my wifes daughter (my stepdaughter) is expecting her third child in AUGUST, the only month in which we dont have a birthday.
Our friends in Southsea, Hants has a son who is a couture wedding dress designer and although they are divorced his first wifes name was Hayley.
Also my brother is getting married for the second time in September. I love being outdoors and I hate being inside, I love walking in the woods and I love Danbury Lakes and my wife is the same, we also like the New Forest, Yorkshire moors and Exmoor and Dartmoor. And also my wife is interested in the Psychic/Spiritual side of things. Healing is a love of my life, I have my Reiki Masters coming up in September and cant wait for it to happen.
As for myself, just lately when I do my oracle, healing, or tarot cards, quite a lot of the times I keep getting 'Believe in yourself' and 'Trust what you do' and that I am a very special......but how many people can really say they would say that about themselves if asked, not many. But now I am starting to believe a lot more in my abilities and think that I am worthy of working with Spirit, because they have told me so.

God bless both of you and keep up the good work that you both do.
21 April 2007 11:25

Friday, 13 April 2007

George and the Dragon

The story of Saint George is so wrapped in myth and legend that it’s difficult to extract the historical facts. Some believe he never existed or that he’s a Christianised version of an older pagan myth.

In the early centuries of Christianity, followers would write up fabulous accounts of the lives of their heroes. This enhanced George’s reputation but left the details of his life very blurred.
What we believe to be the truth is that George was born in the Cappadocia region of central Turkey in the 3rd century; that his parents were Christians; and that when his father died, George’s mother returned to her native Palestine, taking George with her. George became a soldier in the Roman army and rose to the rank of Tribune. The Emperor of the day, Diocletian (245-313 CE), began a campaign against Christians at the very beginning of the 4th century. In about 303 CE George is said to have objected to this persecution and resigned his military post in protest. George tore up the Emperor’s order against Christians. This infuriated Diocletian, and George was imprisoned and tortured, but he refused to deny his faith. Eventually he was dragged through the streets of Diospolis (now Lydda) in Palestine and beheaded. It’s said that Diocletian’s wife was so impressed by George’s resilience that she became a Christian and that she too was executed for her faith.


In the stories George is said to have been tortured in a number of gruesome and hideous ways. He was forced to swallow poison; crushed between two spiked wheels; boiled in a cauldron of molten lead. None of these attempts killed him and his wounds were healed in the night by Christ himself. George was told his life would be spared if he would offer sacrifice to the Roman gods. The people assembled to see him do so but instead George prayed to the Christian God. Immediately, fire came down from heaven, an earthquake shook the ground, and priests, idols, and the temple buildings were destroyed. However, by this time it was God’s will that St. George should die for his faith, and he was beheaded without further trouble. Stories of this nature abounded about pagan and Christian figures in the early Middle Ages. People would have expected their heroes to have undergone such experiences and in an age when many things seemed mystical, few were sceptical about such stories.

The Dragon

I have encountered 2 versions of this legend.
1: “The Legend in which George slays a fierce dragon, symbolising evil, and rescues an innocent maiden from death is thought to have appeared as late as the 12th century and may have origins in the story of Perseus, who defended the virgin Andromeda against the monstrous Medusa.”

2: “A pagan town in Libya was victimised by a dragon (representing the devil), which the inhabitants first attempted to placate by offerings of sheep, and then by the sacrifice of various members of their community. The daughter of the king (representing the Church) was chosen by lot and was taken out to await the coming of the monster, but George arrived, killed the dragon, and converted the community to Christianity.”

St George and England

The earliest known British reference to Saint George occurs in an account by St. Adamnan, the 7th century Abbot of lona. He’s believed to have heard the story from Arcuif, a French bishop who had travelled to Jerusalem and other holy places in Palestine. The saint is also mentioned in the writings of the Venerable Bede. George's reputation grew with the returning crusaders. A miracle appearance when it is claimed that he appeared to lead crusaders into battle, is recorded in stone over the south door of a church at Fordington in Dorset. This still exists and is the earliest known church in England to be dedicated to St. George. The Council of Oxford in 1222 named 23rd April Saint George’s Day.

Wednesday, 11 April 2007

Plants on other planets may be yellow or red

By Julie Steenhuysen Reuters - Wednesday, April 11

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The same rules that make Earth plants green may make non-Earth plants yellow, red or green -- but likely not blue, NASA scientists said on Wednesday.

They said their findings -- which look at how plants absorb and reflect different types of light -- may help narrow the search for life on planets beyond our solar system.
And, as a bonus, they may have answered a basic question about life on Earth.

"We've uncovered maybe the best explanation of why plants are green," said Nancy Kiang, a NASA biometeorologist who led the study, which appears in the journal Astrobiology.
Understanding plant colours on other planets is important as scientists prepare for new information to be generated from giant space telescopes planned by NASA and the European Space Agency to study Earth-sized planets orbiting other stars.
"We can guess the plausible range of colours they might be," said Vikki Meadows, an astrobiologist the California Institute of Technology who heads NASA's Virtual Planetary Laboratory.

Meadows and a host of scientists from different disciplines first studied how light is absorbed and reflected by plants and some bacteria on Earth.
That led to computer model for predicting the colour of plants on other planets and new insights about plants on Earth.
Chlorophyll in plants takes light from the sun and converts it into energy through a process called photosynthesis.

Scientists have long known that most plants on Earth absorb more blue and red light and less green light, but they have not understood why.
It turns out that more red light reaches plants on Earth, and blue light is the easiest to absorb. So plants make most efficient use of these two, and that leaves green light as largely superfluous.

"They don't absorb the green because they have more than enough light from blue and red. They just don't need green," Kiang said.
As a result, plants reflect away relatively more green light, which is why plants appear green.
"It turns out plants are actually using the best light there is," Kiang said.
On other planets, where other colours of the light spectrum might dominate, the plants might soak up more green or even more blue light and reflect back whatever is not needed for energy.
The scientists believe the same rules will apply on Earth-like planets in other solar systems.
"It turns out that photosynthesis is one of those things that is likely to be common. If we look for life on other planets, we will try to look for signs of photosynthesis," Meadows said.

Saturday, 7 April 2007

Where does the easter bunny come from?

Easter is annual festival commemorating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the principal feast of the Christian year. It is celebrated on a Sunday on varying dates between March 22 and April 25 and is therefore called a movable feast.

The origin of its name is unknown.

Scholars, however, accepting the derivation proposed by the 8th-century English scholar St Bede, believe it probably comes from "Eostre", the Anglo-Saxon name of a Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility, to whom was dedicated a month corresponding to April.

Her festival was celebrated on the day of the vernal equinox; traditions associated with the festival survive in the Easter rabbit, a symbol of fertility, and in coloured Easter eggs, originally painted with bright colours to represent the sunlight of spring, and used in Easter-egg-rolling contests or given as gifts.

Such festivals, and the stories and legends that explain their origin, were common in ancient religions. A Greek legend tells of the return of Persephone, daughter of Demeter, goddess of the earth, from the underworld to the light of day; her return symbolized to the ancient Greeks the resurrection of life in the spring after the desolation of winter.

Many ancient peoples shared similar legends. The Phrygians believed that their omnipotent deity went to sleep at the time of the winter solstice, and they performed ceremonies with music and dancing at the spring equinox to awaken him.

Sunday, 1 April 2007

Card of the Week 6

This week, we have another reading for you from Angeleyes. I'm beginning to feel guilty about not posting much at the moment and just realised I have nothing between this reading and the last, oh well better get me finger out. If you saw the previous readings your will know this reading or card is meant for who ever see's it whatever day or week that may be, to re-cap see Card of the Week 1 and the post on synchronicity


Three of wands
This card is for someone artistic, who has a flare for it.
Someone very musical and has a love for the theatre.
There are three of you who are very close and you have been through thick and thin together. Helping each other throw some very difficult times.
You are all on a new venture in life. A spiritual one at that!
One of you seems to be the leader and organiser. (not in a nasty way)
You are very at peace with nature and have a love for the out doors.
The three of you will be going on a trip abroad this year and this will not only be relaxing for you all, but also very spiritual.
Christmas is a very important time of year for you all, and there will be a lot of changes coming up for you all.
You should also try you hand at spiritual art as I feel you would be very good at this.
Also I feel the rune readings and shiatsu.
you at the moment are feeling very tired, overloaded even frustrated, lost, empty and quite weak. You need to take a break and spend some quality time pampering yourself.
Making yourself feel better.
You can be misunderstood sometimes, but you can be both mystical and magical.
There is not very much that fazes you. You have a sensitivity to tomatoes.
People are attracted to you and you often wonder why.
Regain your self esteem, examine your self-image and remember that people are going to notice you.

Good luck
With love and light
Angeleyes xxx

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