These are the 24 Runes of the Elder Futhark
These are the 24 Runes of the Elder Futhark
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Dealing with the loss of a loved one, can be a very difficult experience that we all will go through in our lifetime. Grief will effect each of us differently and it is a common and natural emotion that can effect you mentally and physically. The loss of a relative, friend, or a beloved pet can be a very emotional and traumatic event in our lives. Sadly, there is no quick fix or a specific amount of time it takes to recover from the loss of a loved one.
Grief is often described to have 5 stages. These are not in any order and can be experienced in different stages.
1. Denial, Numbness, Isolation, Non-belief
2. Anger, Blame, Guilt
3. Bargaining, Deals with God
4. Depression, Sadness, Crying
Family and friends can be a source of emotional comfort as well as outside sources like clergy, spiritual healers, social workers, and mental health specialists. For some people, grief can be debilitating and may not improve even after a significant amount of time has passed. This can be a sign of complicated grief which can lead to major depression that requires medical attention.
Faith can be a great source of strength when dealing with your grief. Death is part of the great circle of life, but I find comfort knowing that Spirit never dies. Spirit is eternal. For many, death is a morbid thing to talk about because it is associated with so much grief and finality. I like to look at death as a new birth or beginning for the deceased. In that context, death isn’t so final or morbid. Once again, I find comfort knowing that Spirit never dies. The body is just a vessel the spirit uses. We may not have the physical presence of the deceased to hold or do things with, but Spirit is eternal. Spirit transcends death and can be with you lovingly, long after death.
Since the spirit of a loved one transcends death, you may feel their presence in many different ways. You may smell aromas that remind you of them. You may start to experience synchronistic events that can seem ironic in nature that trigger memories of them. Many times the spirit of a loved one will visit us in our dreams. These occurrences may be perceived as paranormal, but I see them as natural ways for spirits to remind us that their spirit lives on. These spiritual events are more common than you may realize.
My maternal grandmother had a magnet on her refrigerator that read, “God is Love”. It is through love that we are all connected. Love is eternal and everlasting. In my book, Metaphysics and Lore, I write about my own spiritual awakening. In the book, I write about being visited in a dream by my uncle the night he died. In my dream, he told me he was dead. I now know spirit transcends death and you don’t have to be a shaman to communicate with deceased loved ones. You only need love. It is through the everlasting eternal love that spiritual communication happens. It isn’t difficult as some would have you believe. You only have to change your perception and awareness for you to feel and communicate with the spirit of the deceased. Remember it is a true love connection and that connection is eternal and everlasting.
There is a time and a season for everything. There is no such thing as a coincidence, so pay close attention to the ironic or synchronistic events that take place. That is the spiritual telephone trying to get your attention. The more you take notice of these events and really try to perceive them, the more spiritually aware you will become.
Many times people feel the need for a psychic reading and that is okay, but it isn’t always necessary. A psychic reading can help give someone healing or validation of things, but try to remember that every person is psychic. It is all in the awareness and perception we use. We all have the spiritual telephone from which to communicate. It is called love. Love is the eternal connection that allows spirit to transcend death and it is through love that spirit can communicate with us.
Grief from the loss of a loved one stems from our love and it is through love that we can conquer our grief. Love truly can conquer all.
“Great resource on the runes!” Endorsed by NewAgeEbook.com
This book contains pictures of all 24 runes of the Elder Futhark with detailed spiritual and magical descriptions and uses of each rune. It also will explain to you some Norse Lore associated with the runes as well as how to make your own set of runes for spiritual magic and divination. It is written from a shaman’s perspective.
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Learn your life path number and obtain the wisdom to live a more harmonious life.The soul chooses when to be born and therefore, you can derive a life path number representing the life’s purpose or journey for the soul.The life path number is a breakdown of the total sum of an individual’s birth-date. From this number one can receive insights as to what life experiences or themes will be challenging, and repetitive. This book explains how to live a more balanced life based on that knowledge.
Numbers are considered to have particular energy traits or vibration patterns assigned to them. The metaphysical traits are as follows:
1-Individuality, will, ego
3-Creativity, self -expression
5-Freedom, change, free will
Master Numbers are considered to be 11, 22, and 33
11-Spiritual enlightenment and revelation
22-Spiritual knowledge and discipline
33-Service of a higher calling
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Taken from Prologue in Metaphysics and Lore:
Consider the following questions. Have you ever had a dream that turned out to be a premonition and left you curious as to why you had the dream? Is there only one right religion? Does God exist? What about the possibility of a Goddess? An atheist believes in neither, but does that make him or her right? Do spirits or guardian angels exist? Have you ever lost a loved one and been concerned for their soul or spirit? What are your thoughts about reincarnation? A harder more complex question is why do you believe what you believe? Now, truly reflect on that question and think about it. How did you develop the belief system you currently hold? Is your conviction and faith unwavering? Do you truly believe that your religion or faith is the only way to eternal salvation and any other practicing faith is doomed to Hell? My favorite question is “How do you prove it?” Maybe you are a soul searching for spiritual enlightenment or conviction and faith for that very reason.
Maybe you believe what you do because a certain book says to. Many were just born into a family that believed in a specific religion and so they were brought up with those belief systems. The problem with that quite often is those belief systems are conditioned and often lack a true spiritual connection. This results in a lack of true conviction. Now I am not trying to offend or question anyone’s faith or conviction! I just want you to be true to yourself and really question the spiritual connection and conviction you have or don’t have in that faith.
How would one prove the existence of God, angels, or spirits? For the record, “Because the Bible or any other book says so” is not the answer I am looking for here. Obviously, it would be difficult to gather empirical evidence. Many people have to see or experience something first hand before their belief system is altered or even shaken. When is your perception of reality affected? Does it happen by coincidence? Is it when your friends or family tell you that something does not exist or isn’t real like Santa or the tooth fairy?
I would suggest the truest answers lie deeper within us at the point where knowledge and faith confront each other. The experiences in our lives are like a river of knowledge for us to tap into for our own sense of reality and faith. From there a bridge of faith is built that gives us our convictions. Each one of us has an individual source of knowledge and bridge of faith. Some of us just build different bridges than others. The bottom line is we all build a bridge of some kind.
Everyone has free will to choose and believe in whatever faith they so choose. Please consider these questions. If Spirits or Angels were trying to reach you, would you sense them? Do you find that concept ridiculous and crazy? Would you have the will or courage to believe in these psychic-phenomena? If not, what proof would it take to change your mind? Is magic real? What is the true source of intuition and instinct? Should we always trust or follow our own gut feelings? Are the thoughts in our heads always our own or is it possible at times we are being reached by higher levels of consciousness? Do some people or possibly everyone really have psychic abilities?
What if you could meet someone who could enlighten your perception of reality through proof and not trickery? What if it were possible for that someone to help you see visions of the future and then those visions came true? What if then, you could hear voices of deceased loved ones? Would you embrace possession of such skills and knowledge as a gift or a curse? Would you want to or even dare to meet a Master of such skills? Perhaps fate could intervene and a chance meeting between you and such a kindred spirit could just happen like it did for me. Actually, if you are reading this, then fate and your kindred spirits are already trying to enlighten you.
Man has been searching for the answer to these questions since the beginning of time. Maybe, just maybe, our answers to those questions have been conditioned by society over long periods of time. Again I would suggest the truest answers lie deeper within us at the point where knowledge and faith confront each other.
Many people pray and yet to most that is a very acceptable idea. Most don’t consider those people crazy to believe and pray to something that can’t be seen. If a person believes in a spirit world or that he can communicate with it, is he crazy or schizophrenic? Should they be committed to a mental institution for believing in what they can’t see?
At what point, do you draw the line and choose to believe or not believe? Is it in the interpretation of another’s belief system that might be contradictory to yours or incomprehensible? Is it from reading a book written by man that was supposedly passed down from God? Or is it from your own personal experiences that you draw your faith and personal convictions? What bridge of faith have you built?
Today, I follow the path of a practicing shaman and the bridge that I continue to build is a story of spiritual confrontation between conventional religion, knowledge and faith, and a whole lot of mystical experiences in between. I was born into a family with Christian based beliefs and I feared the concept of a Christian Hell. Life is funny and ironic in the way it will always test us or guide us to the choices that shape our lives. That does not happen by coincidence. We all have kindred spirits or guiding angels helping us on our spiritual and karmic path. They are there loving you and helping you whether you know it or even believe it. My kindred spirits were there guiding me and they taught me what Hell is and what it isn’t. I have crossed the Rainbow Bridge and I know what I choose to believe and you have the free will to choose for yourself. As the saying goes, “The truth just might be stranger than fiction”.
Metaphysics and Lore has information on psychic reading using Tarot cards, clairvoyance, numerology, and the runes. It also includes information on what Wicca is and explains misconceptions about the craft. This book is great for any person looking for spiritual enlightenment from spirit guides or wanting to learn psychic reading and increase his or her psychic awareness. Psychic ability or psychic phenomena is a power and an ability that everyone has! It is like a muscle and the more it is used the stronger it gets. It is also great for anyone wanting to learn more about the runes and the spiritual magic and energies they possess. This book is a great resource on metaphysical enlightenment!