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The Psychic Anatomy Concept

Posted on November 13, 2013

I’ve written my first guest blog post! This is very exciting for me. And the subject of the psychic anatomy is extremely important to an interdimensional concept of human life. I don’t know why I didn’t write about it before!

But don’t wait for me to chatter on excitedly. Get over to Zazen Life and take a look at how beautifully Tim has laid this out, with wonderful illustrations.

It’s a must-read for anyone who wants to know how and why past-life information follows you throughout your personal, soulic evolution, reappearing life after life. Where is that energy-information stored? How and when and why does it come back to interfere or enhance your present lifetime?


After you read it, click my name and you’ll find other articles written by me on Zazen Life.

Goodreads Book Review: Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil

Posted on November 8, 2013

Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia
by Jean Sasson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you care about the treatment of women in any country, read this book. If you want to know more about harem cultures (which even modern Saudi Arabia still reflects), read this book. It may tear at your heart a bit, but you’ll walk away glad that you’ve educated yourself. And perhaps wondering how this sort of cultural influence or gender bias might still be affecting even so-called “free” women in the United States.

And how many lives have you lived in such cultures as this? Do you carry an echo within you? Does your relationship with either gender reflect this subtle influence? I know I have a strong, past-life connection to harem lifetimes, as both man and/or woman, proven by my flashbacks and experiences in the present life, as detailed in my own book. It’s important to ferret out any leftover imbalances in attitude in the present, and this book will help you do it. We live such lives to learn, but now’s the time to discard the less useful elements through our objectification and analysis.

The sad aspect is that both men and women in such a restrictive social world are suffering from the lack of equal partnerships, or, as I like to call them, polarity relationships, which could otherwise do so much for their happiness, peace of mind, and productivity.

Do I think the Princess of the title is a real person? Hard to say. What a risky thing these two women did by creating this book! I waited two decades to read it, after my own close call with an opportunity to live in Saudi Arabia. From all I’ve learned from insiders about life in that country, I believe every story told in the book is true or as close to truth as could safely be conveyed. Since identities needed to be so securely hidden, some of the stories may have been many times repeated, but I didn’t sense a lot of exaggeration, based on my knowledge of the customs.

It’s a highly readable book, and you may find yourself compelled to keep turning pages, even when the situations are so shocking you’d like to quit.

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Why I Don’t Practice Lucid Dreaming

Posted on October 2, 2013

Last night I dreamed Joseph could pass through a solid red-brick wall—repeatedly—without harm and simply to get to the other side.

The night before, I dreamed that an aristocratic Venetian man slipped a white rose into my pocket in the public square and later came to my humble apartment with all his friends, who brought meats to cook which I’d never seen before. He was ready to sweep me away from my poverty because he loved me and would marry me despite our class differences.

How did I know he was Venetian? He was tall, well-fed, and dressed in layers of cape-like clothing. Upon awakening, I reasoned that I’d seen such clothing before somewhere—Amadeus? La bohème? Or Austrian, I thought.

And then I realized I’d never been able to see the man’s face in the dream—a mask! So I Googled Venetian masks and learned that they wore them all the time, all levels of society, in all circumstances, for many eras of their history, not just at the now-restored Venetian Carnival.

I also read that this mask-wearing was common in “one of the most rigid class hierarchies in all of Europe.”

The man in my dream was dressed exactly like the illustrations I found. Was this a past-life memory of mine? I’ll have to think about it, use all the tactics I teach in Speed Your Evolution for validating past-life information.

Meanwhile, don’t talk to me about this popular fad of trying to cultivate “lucid dreaming,” i.e., a dream in which you are aware that you are dreaming (or make yourself aware). A few days ago I read someone’s 10 Ways to Cultivate Lucid Dreaming list. Oh my gosh! If you were successful at it, you would allow your limited, switchboard-designed Conscious Mind to control your dreams! You would cut short all that access to your Infinite Self that we enjoy every night! You could seriously harm your waking life by denying yourself those long hours of blessed freedom to be your more complete self.

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Lessons from the Labyrinth

Posted on September 24, 2013

Last weekend, purely by chance, I walked a labyrinth for the first time. I entered it with no expectations and no instructions. In fact, I kept saying to Joseph, “Now, why do people walk labyrinths? What’s it supposed to do?” I fear I was not as quiet and respectful as most would be, but we were totally alone out in the boulder-strewn foothills of East San Diego.

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Another Case of Astral Obsession: Navy Yard Gunman

Posted on September 17, 2013

He also used the same weapon as two prior attackers, and was also “under treatment” for mental disorders. I contend once again that current drug therapies are magnifying a patient’s susceptibility to this form of astral obsession. And even if not, we as a society must begin to understand the concept of astral attachments and their destructive mental influence! This was ancient knowledge, suppressed in recent centuries, but now more relevant than ever. Plus, with our more sophisticated scientific knowledge in the 21st century, we will find new ways to combat this epidemic that go beyond the traditional exorcism.

See my earlier post.on this subject.