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Alien Abduction

The more research I’ve done into the subject the more it dovetails with the Shamanic experiences of old. I won’t go into much personal detail here but I have seen UFOs many times… Infer what you will from that. I don’t talk publicly about it because I’m already pretty far out on a limb being a “psychic” I don’t really need to freak people out anymore than I already do.

Needless to say here’s some interesting video footage I found that’s worth watching. It dovetailed with a lot of my experiences and interestingly had cross-over into the psychic phenomena as well. I really believe whatever this phenomena is, it’s been around forever and what we call aliens now have countless names in our history. This appears to be a modern shamanic path. Perhaps we are able to see the technology as such now that our own understanding of technology has grown. Or maybe our mind is distorting the experience to fit in with our current understanding of the universe. The messages are eerily similar to ancient mystery teachings.

It’s also interesting to note that “orbs” and ghosts are also part of this phenomena. Now that more information is coming out I have to say… YIKES. It’s all very familiar to me for whatever that’s worth. I suspect there are others out there who read this blog who may find this to be their reality as well.

Blessings!

Denise

Isis = Eris? Will it be the apple thrown to the world that sparks WWIII?

20140810-172904-62944571.jpg You can see the question I asked the horary chart. I used the 11th house to represent ISIS and the 9th house to represent the world. The 11th house is ruled by Pluto (already a bad sign) and the 9th is ruled by Mercury. Although they are not making an aspect yet. It is traditional to use the fastest moving planet to answer the question. In this case it is Mercury which will go into Virgo and trine slow moving Pluto. Answering the question with an ultimate yes – down the road when the secondary progression happens. Give that one degree for one day and this conflict could escalate to world proportions as early as 6-8 weeks. The second thing we need to look at is the moon which will make a sextile to Pluto in roughly the same amount of time. It is currently making an opposition to Mercury which would support a no answer however it is slightly waning which invalidates it as an ultimate answer and shows that the world does not see this as anything global – not yet. But as these other things are brought to light in the next 6-8 weeks opinion will change and the breadth of this will be revealed. This could also be the thing that is reflected in the downturn/crash chart I posted the other day. The moon being a fast mover will make a quincunx at about the same time but in another month it will make a trine. So it seems to me there will be a ramping up and a holding back. Very likely the ramping up will be hidden from the public purview. It doesn’t seem likely now that this will be anything more than a contained middle-eastern war but it won’t stay that way. When I first laid eyes on the chart I got goosebumps. It gave me the creeps. Pluto in the first house says everything one needs to know about the destructive deathly bloodlust that typifies this group.

Hello Long Lost Friends…

This year was one of the nuttiest in a long time. I moved across country, had several major physical problems to deal with – which are still being resolved. And the list goes on. Most importantly I really couldn’t focus on anything but the pile of crap that was dumped on me and my families lap.

Now that things are settling a bit I would like to share what has become my current (or more accurately reoccurring) obsession. I’ll let the information come out as it feels comfortable. The people that know me well, know that I’m not really just psychic, paranormal events and strange things revolve around me. This being said. Right before my going off line I saw the (ghost) of my father crying on my sofa. He wouldn’t tell me why he was upset. I soon found out. A lot of poop was about to come my way and hit other members of my family who he named but again wouldn’t tell me what exactly was going to happen.

I had a series of very disturbing dreams around Christmas of last year. 1) Missiles were going to hit LA. 2) I was running from a bunch of tornados and trying to get people to safety. In spring I had a vivid dream I was living somewhere else and looked down at my iPhone and saw a Quake feed (it is an app I had already downloaded) that read: 9.3 Southern California. In the dream I was in shock. I really thought it must have been wrong. In real life I met a woman 2 weeks later who knew someone that worked for the USGS. She had been told scientists believed that the next earthquake in Southern CA would be greater than a 9.2. According to her they were keeping it a secret since there was nothing to be done about it. Sort of the same thing I felt I was doing because if you can’t stop something isn’t it better to just enjoy your life and then deal with things as they come?

I don’t like to freak people out especially about things that are beyond our control. If there isn’t anything we can do collectively I prefer to keep scary predictions to myself which was the primary reason I went dark.

But here goes: the worst thing I have ever been given.  It was the worst  nightmare – so lucid and clearly a grave psychic warning. Humanity is on the brink of extinction. If we allow this to happen (and in the dream there was little we could do about it which made the dream even more bleak) the souls of human beings will be stuck in the Bardo. That was the exact word used in the dream. I didn’t even know what the Bardo was. I had to look it up. From the dream I saw it was a place worse than purgatory where ones worst fears and nightmares haunted them. It was clear in the dream that the vast majority of humanity would be stuck there indefinitely because no new bodies were going to be available for reincarnation – in either a very long time or perhaps ever.

Here’s a brief description from Wikipedia:

The Tibetan word bardo means literally “intermediate state” – also translated as “transitional state” or “in-between state” or “liminal state”. In Sanskrit the concept has the nameantarabhāva. It is a concept which arose soon after the Buddha’s passing, with a number of earlier Buddhist groups accepting the existence of such an intermediate state, while other schools rejected it.

Used loosely, the term “bardo” refers to the state of existence intermediate between two lives on earth. According to Tibetan tradition, after death and before one’s next birth, when one’s consciousness is not connected with a physical body, one experiences a variety of phenomena. These usually follow a particular sequence of degeneration from, just after death, the clearest experiences of reality of which one is spiritually capable, and then proceeding to terrifying hallucinations that arise from the impulses of one’s previous unskillful actions. For the prepared and appropriately trained individuals the bardo offers a state of great opportunity for liberation, since transcendental insight may arise with the direct experience of reality, while for others it can become a place of danger as the karmically created hallucinations can impel one into a less than desirable rebirth.

The term bardo can also be used metaphorically to describe times when our usual way of life becomes suspended, as, for example, during a period of illness or during a meditationretreat. Such times can prove fruitful for spiritual progress because external constraints diminish. However, they can also present challenges because our less skillful impulses may come to the foreground, just as in the sidpa bardo.

Imagine my surprise when I actually read meaning of the word. I took into account and so should you, that it may have been where I was psychologically since I was in a suspended state.

I am going to start another blog that deals with my other obsession. I’ll put a link on the blog to it. I will leave it a mystery for now as it is a touchy subject and I’ve been reticent to reveal in full.

Many blessings to all,

Denise

BTW: I’d love to know what everyone thinks of the enormous amount of comet/meteor experiences. I also want to share a picture of me when I was in my band. It was just a quick polaroid (the old timey kind that you have to pull apart). Besides all the orb like things if you look in the upper left hand side you will see what looks like the ghost of a grey. I NEVER noticed this until finding this picture randomly in a box yesterday while unpacking. I’m wearing a shirt with a cartoon of a grey (a subject I wrote about extensively while in my band in the early to mid-1990s). It’s VERY FREAKY. It confirmed something for me that I will share in a separate blog for those interested in that subject matter.

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Here it is with the contrast boosted so you can see it more clearly.

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OK

I feel like all I do is apologize now. I have been hit with so many things at the same time I can’t even go into it. Not just health stuff, but everything one could imagine. I am in the process of sorting it all out and getting things together. I don’t want to go into the laundry list because we’ve had some issues with a person who has been bothering my husband. So I will say that when things get sorted I will be back on line. I’m hoping that in the next couple of months my life will be back to some kind of normal. Until then I want you to know I have all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Hope all is going well and please keep working on your paths. I know many of you have found kindred spirits here which I am so happy about. Please use this site to continue in that way. I will go through periodically and let your comments go through. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to do so in a while (this was due to a series of debilitating migraines – btw – the computer screen is a trigger for me and makes them worse.)

Anyway much love to all of you and many blessings I hope and pray that all your beautiful dreams come true,

Denise

Zoma Answers and Breaking News…

I have been struggling with how to give people readings without charging that much money. I know many people are in need of direction right now, but being a sensitive I feel badly about charging too much for my time – however my time is extremely limited which creates (of course) the conundrum I’ve been in for a while.

At first I thought – podcast. After looking into that I realized it wasn’t going to work. It would require too much time and I would need to figure out a way to talk to people – take calls live which is not very feasible.

Since I was a musician and I know a lot of musicians (a neptunian occupation just as being a psychic is) I heard of this thing called Stage It. Basically you put tickets on line and people can buy them for whatever they want and if they feel generous add money to your tip jar. So I signed up for this. I will be putting a “concert” or rather a session on line. Since my situation is a little different I will have a friend read the questions you guys type in to me while I am in the trance like state. And I suppose I’ll have to figure out a way to record it because I will not remember much of the experience when I’m done. This will give you each anonymity ask any question to Zoma about your life. I don’t need to look at your chart  or have any information about you for Zoma to answer. I have no idea what Zoma is but I know Zoma to be extremely accurate down to the names of streets and to come up with obscure (and unknown to me) greek names that I couldn’t even pronounce if I saw it on a page. Right now I feel the world needs this service. If you want to participate go to the Stage It website. I will be setting up a session time. The first session will be whatever you want to pay and tips.

Let me know via e-mail or on the blog what ideal periods of time are good for everyone. I will try to see if there is a general period that works for most people and do it then.

Now more answers from Zoma from that same session a week ago or more now:

Q: What does the future hold for educational technology, instructional design, and how people learn?

A: As institutions of learning become more inaccessible to the average person apprentiships will become more important again – also the courses through computer correspondence and certifications through cheaper but reliable online sites will become more accepted as business will need skill sets and those looking for jobs will have limited access to higher education.

In terms of how people will learn they will learn through a variety of resources, from hands on apprenticeship type of experiences to computer website based classes, and ordinary educational systems that are in place now. As time progresses more and more people will become educated through coursework online and through apprenticeships with those they are connected to.

That was redundant but I didn’t edit it because for some reason that’s what Zoma said. I think it was because Zoma was in essence answering the same question in different ways. If you look at it the answer to all questions is in the original paragraph but I asked Zoma again about how the system would change and got basically the same answer.

OK let me know what you all think of this new idea and hopefully it will solve the problem of private readings at big price tags. I may add that back in but I don’t want that to be people’s only option it seems wrong.

OK so here’s the link to Stage It to sign up for the session which I will post in the next week. I’ll let you know on the blog so don’t stress it. http://www.stageit.com/

Many blessings to all,

Denise

Oh and on Stage It you will look under my handle here which is Zoma777.

Dreams and Zoma Speaks

This was the first session I did a few days ago after having a lot of uneasiness about the economy and other issues. One being a series of dreams I had in the late 1980s and early 1990s about a nuclear bomb being dropped on Los Angeles. These dreams were hyper real and really scared me. As predictive dreams generally are multi-layered so were these dreams. There were things that came to pass in these dreams that were exact matches with the period of time of the riots and subsequent fires here during the early 1990s. I had hoped that was all it was and many psychics I talked to told me that my dreams were just exaggerated “mind blowing” predictions about the riots as there were a lot of cross over – even the names of streets and specific details however I was uneasy about this and talked to one of my spiritual teachers. He felt, at the time, it was probably metaphorical however a few years ago just before he died he looked at me and said, “Denise, I’ve been thinking a lot about those dreams that a nuclear weapon hit Los Angeles. I have a feeling they may not have just been metaphorical.” I nodded but put it out of my head at the time. Of course I really wanted them to be metaphorical and interestingly his words began to haunt me in the past couple of years. I mean really haunt me however I haven’t had anymore dreams but I did have a very disturbing event happen.

My father who had been coming round (in spirit – he’s been dead since I was 10) suddenly stopped. Before he did however he left me with the image of him on my sofa crying inconsolably. To say this was disturbing is an understatement. I have struggled and begged and prayed to understand why he left me only with this last message. It was as if something in the world had turned and it could no longer be undone – whatever it was, was too big for me alone to fix it.

Soon after December 21, 2012 when the new Aeon began and I could finally feel the truth of what the future was rather than all the anxiety clogging it, I started feeling that indeed a great darkness was upon us. The novel I had written back in 1999-2000 and that I finally got round to taking to a conference in 2007 (when it won an award) seemed to be as true as ever. I had set the time frame for the 2030s (a guess a psychic metaphor) after a world war and many economic and natural disasters. In chapter 3 New York is hit by a major hurricane that all but destroys the city. In it the plutocratic (false theocracy) is actively engaged in doing nothing to prevent the destruction of the masses. Yes, they are evil, but I never go so far as to say they are actively involved in murdering humanity although it seems there are current conspiracy theorists who would do so. I will actually be doing another edit of this book and make it available soon. Agents I talked to told me to mollify the book, make it less dark, etc. But I couldn’t or the whole point of the book would be missed. I was given the information and crafted into a story to effect readers in order to change the future events I saw unfolding. When I wrote it I knew it was too far in the future for people to get and now I hope it is not too late. So I will hurry and when I finish I will let everyone know where to get it.

Now, I was freaking out about my weird feelings and the very horrible aspects I saw coming for the US so I talked to Zoma about it. Here’s the transcript:

3-12–2013:

Q:  ZOMA what will become of this economy?

A: It will take a long time to recover, much longer than anyone realizes. Somewhere around twenty to thirty years and even then it will be a very different economy one rooted in different values and currency. A currency of bartering, one less abstract to the average person only the wealthy will maintain the abstract systems such as the stock market and corporate finances. For the average person these abstractions will become more and more distant and the amount of money needed to become involved in these systems will become prohibitive to what once was the middle class.

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I want to say I have been actively working on trying to change my life to fit what I see coming. I advise those of you who also have odd feelings to do the same. Follow your gut and of course if your question can help all of us please ask Zoma. My husband, after hearing me rail on about all this stuff, started doing a bunch of research. Unfortunately for both of us what he has found only seems to support the information I have gotten through second sight.

Many blessings to you and pray for yourself and all the good people and beings of this world,

Denise

Questions taken…

Since I am not doing readings right now for a variety of reasons. I want to make available another option. I have channeled an entity that called itself Zoma since I first encountered it (while working more than full time as a psychic) back in the early 1990s.

I had stopped channeling this entity due to other things but have since made contact again. This entity does not appear to be of terrestrial origin and refers to itself as we or at least used to. When the internet became what it was I googled the name about five years ago or so and found that Zoma was the name of a very important ancient Jewish philosopher. I was however not under the impression that the entitiy I talked to was a regular human spirit – the entiity knew far too much for a regular spirit to gain access to.

I am going to do sessions again by myself. If anyone has questions – not personal but something that could benefit others as well – such as, What will the real estate market be like in America, Canada, etc? or What will the economy be like in Chicago? What is the alien agenda?

Please submit questions through the comment section and also cut and paste them into an e-mail just to make sure I see them. Keep on me if I don’t get to them. The e-mail is: astrologyandpsychicpredictions@gmail.com

If a question is deemed too personal it will not be dealt with for example: Is my boyfriend cheating on me? Or will I find a job soon? etc. I will deal with bigger questions – anything from philosophical, global, world issues, economic, political and any sort of bizarre mystery that has wide ranging effects on people such as UFOs, the Bermuda Triangle, etc.

Depending on how this goes I may decide later to open up to questions of a personal nature. But we’ill see how it goes. I am always lacking in time and have a thousand things in the air at once.

However I do encourage you to look for a question that can be asked about your field or something that is personal but has bigger implications.

Much love and many blessings to all,

Denise

Our Collective Future

In the heavens there are some gnarly aspects. I won’t get too astrological. But suffice it to say it brought on the Arab Spring, the crash of Wall Street and the world wide economic downturn on its first past. Uranus in Aries gives periods of intense violence (Sandyhook) and of course as I have said in the past would usher in a new age of revolutions across the globe. I have examined many charts for the US. No one really has an exact time so being psychic I decided to tune into what Washington had to say about the actual date when the idea-logical motion of our country was truly set on its course. According to him it was at around 8:30 PM on July the 3rd. Being old timey folk they saw sunset as the beginning of the next day and that is why we celebrate it on the 4th. I went ahead and did a chart for this time. I will also provide you all with the charts other astrologers have worked painstakingly over the years to come up with. Mine will have the transits happening toward the end of May this year. While we will feel these effects starting earlier this will be the period when the people/government and laws will actually push us to deal with the situation.

What we are facing here is a fundamental change in the way our country has functioned. It will mean the degradation of major institutions, the collapse of many institutional systems and that includes many multi-national or giant corporations. The hit will very likely also play out in the stock market – so beware. I’d pull my money out starting now. There are two ways this can be dealt with either Obama fundamentally shifts the system to go around the crisis in which case, he will alter the power or at least take liberty with what power he has been given to change the course, or if the Congress can’t do their job we will see a country we never saw before. One that may resemble in some ways the end of the Soviet Union. With Saturn in Libra in the natal chart being involved of this upcoming Grand Square I think we will also see some major changes in the justice system.

For those 1 per-centers and “corporate citizens” out there all I have to say is I blame you.  If you hadn’t been engineering a plan to take over this country this shift would have been an adjustment not a collapse. But it is also you who will suffer just as much as the rest of us – if not more.

During the 1950s when the wealthiest 1 percent paid 90% tax we were the richest most vibarant economy in the world. It may sound unfair to take home only 10 percent of what you gross. Anyone would agree with that which is how this has changed. However it’s better to get 10 percent of 10,000,000 than to get 85-90% of 100,000. When you take money out of the economy by holding it (those few wealthy one percenters) it can’t circulate and it stays in pocket. But funny thing is when you circulate that money it not only gathers like a snowball going down a giant mountain to return bigger and healthier than before, it allows the entire world to be more productive, creative and forward thinking. We could be using our energy to solve the REAL problems that face our world like GLOBAL WARMING and HUNGER instead of putting 75% of the people into a position where they are just surviving and unable to thrive.

So here is my chart with the natal transits toward the end of the month:

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As you can see our country has been blessed with a grand trine (kind of two. Our strength and identity have been in intellectual innovators. This has been the primrose path that has lead us to all the goodies our country has shared with the world. And with Ceres at the top of that trine in the 8th many Wall Street types and investors have made their fortunes off of the innovation and new ideas that the American People have had to offer the world.

With Pluto in the 12th house there has always been a shadow side to our country – a ruling class that has been hidden from obvious view. Later this shadow aristocracy would grow and without our noticing it, become a devouring power. This next square will be the hammer that breaks apart any illusion we have about the realities of our “Republic/Democracy.” We will see the break down of major institutions and unfortunately this will be particularly bad for education on every level which was the fundamental place many of our dreams and imaginings were cultivated for the greater good.

This Pluto in in Capricorn, Uranus in Aries makes a GRAND SQUARE to the natal US SUN in Cancer and NATAL SATURN in libra. What does this mean? It means our paradigm is about to shift radically and we can expect the second major economic down turn – the one I thought would happen in two years. I heard two – I guess it meant second term. It means hold onto your hats. Unless our President can be strong enough in the way Roosevelt was, to push through a real plan and get rid of the idea of these “austerity measures,” it will mean some very rough road ahead for all of us. That means you, too, Donald Trump.

A part of me wonders if there isn’t a secret agenda here to destroy the broken system first so a new one can take its place? That is about as positive of a take I can put on this. This could be the real beginning of the end of our Empire. Either we shift and become part of the world at large and stop being bullies and police dogs, well, then we’ll go down with the ship.

THINGS ARE GOING TO BE FORCED TO CHANGE – RADICALLY. By the time Pluto hits Pluto post-Obama our country will have undergone a major structural change whether we like it or not. My advice to government officials is to make this as painless as possible and take your cues from the Great Depression – the lessons of history. Follow the measures of Roosevelt not Reagan. Unless you want to govern a dead empire.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but it will be up to us to force this change to be for the better and not for the worse. Expect the possibility of things getting crazy enough to cause violence.

Here are other charts of the US for you to look at and the ephemeris of May. It’s not going to be a fun month. Expect a lot of job losses especially during this period and major corporations falling as the economy down-slides if austerity measures are put into place – which it seems is the likely scenario right now.

There is always hope for the future if the right people take action. I pray – as should you starting now – that the needs of the people are put over the needs of the wealthiest few.

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People may have to not just tighten their belt but consider lifestyle changes – downsizing and even group living situations and pooling of resources to get through this if our government continues down this road.

There is always hope. I suggest we all call our congressmen, senators and the white house as much as possible – e-mail do whatever it takes to let it be known that we have to solve this a different way. There will still be major changes and the ship will have to be righted but it can be done in a much more gentle fashion then where we are headed. And believe me – it will be much more radical and harsh than you can imagine if things continue on this course.

Blessings,

Denise

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The Coast to Coast Interview for free

The Coast to Coast Interview for free

Here’s the interview I did with George Noory on 9/20/2012. It was a bit nerve wracking but here it is in case you missed it…

Revisiting an Old Topic

I’m reposting something I wrote in 2010 because I have some further clarifications and understanding that has been coming to me the past few days. Here’s the original post from a screen grab (but since it’s so long I just cut and pasted the rest of the article. You can always look it up to make sure that I didn’t change anything.  I’ll just put it at the bottom so you can see the date. Here’s the content reposted in italic script:

I would not normally post a vision that I hadn’t really decoded completely or one that could be seen as so strange an absurd, but I felt in light of the earthquake in Haiti and the nature of this vision I had to go forward. I wish I would have posted it the night I received it, but usually my visions are not so close on the heels of disasters like this. There is usually more lead time…

I had a strange vision a couple of nights ago as I was falling asleep. I told it to my husband and as it turned out he had had a similar/almost identical dream. I was looking out or sort of hovering over the ocean I thought I was off of the West Coast pretty far North, probably near Oregon, maybe as far as Washington or as south as far Northern California near the border of Oregon. Above me was a strange UFO, like something I’ve never seen, not even in depictions of any kind. It was dark and octagonal. As I watched it, these strange legs appeared and from the legs bright lights shown. The word bipedal came to me although there were more than two of these legs, perhaps it only used two to walk on land or sea. Anyway, it was black, ominous and metallic and definitely alien in origin. However it did not have good or even neutral feeling about it. This thing was here to start a war on earth. A war against the earth as we have known it, using all the disadvantages we have provided by way of global warming and whatever natural earth changes scheduled to come down the pike.

I was also told there would be an explosion deep underwater near or in the Bermuda triangle area and this would cause a terrible series of earthquakes. People would not know that these earthquakes were not entirely natural, of course they would assume as I or any rational person would nothing unusual about them other than the nature of these earthquakes themselves. I also so that where this strange UFO was hanging out, over an obscure (literally) off the radar place in the middle of the Pacific, there was a base being set up.

OK, this may sound insane, but I was told this was the beginning of a war of the worlds. The end game of two alien races, both with different agendas for our planet. The one I was seeing was the very evil one. The other alien race I think was/is the Grays – whose purpose is more neutral in regards to us and our planet. Not benevolent, self-serving on their part, but sort of like a giant experiment they had started ages ago which they need to see through and also because they have a vested interest in us as we are a hybrid race related to them. In a strange way they are mining our reproductive systems in order to keep their own race alive.

I was then startled out of the vision by the sound of two loud bangs on the outside of my home. I’ve had this happen before major earthquakes before and wondered if perhaps southern California was also going to get hit but dismissed that notion for the time being.

Now the thing that kept me from posting this (other than it is completely crazy sounding) is that often visions and dreams in a metaphorical language which needs decoding. The aliens could be an alien culture. Symbolic language is often exaggerated for emotional impact. The fact that the aliens were going to detonate some sort of nuclear device deep under the ocean floor to cause these earthquakes could mean that there is something unnatural about the earthquake in Haiti or the earthquakes themselves could be so extreme that they are “mind-blowing” like a nuclear explosion. Again the Bermuda Triangle and the Bahamas were the area were this energy was despite the feeling the UFO I was seeing was somehow connected to the West Coast. This also confused me so I figured I’d wait it out to decipher the meaning but again the voice told me this would be a series of earthquakes all over connected deep under the earth which made me wonder if there wasn’t going to also be something happening up in Northern California sooner rather than later, again the whales, the sea lions also seemed like signs…

The next night I had a dream that I was flying in an aircraft when a terrible storm came, and somehow the aircraft ended up adrift in the water in what looked like a bay of a large island near the Bahamas although I’ve never been to the Bahamas or anywhere near there, I knew it was the area. When I saw some news of the Haitian earthquake after being at an amusement park all day for my daughter’s birthday, I saw the very same bay that the airplane was floating in from the dream. In the dream I was amazed the aircraft was able to float and we seemed to be OK for the time being before I was awoken by my husband to go to the amusement park.

While we were at the amusement park waiting in a dark room for a show to start my husband told me about some friends of his who were going to go to go on a cruise (work related) to the Bahamas. I freaked out and said, “No, you can’t go it’s too dangerous there. Something terrible is happening there.  I’ve had a bunch of dreams about it.” This is when a bunch of those references started really coming together in my head. As it turned out it was at about 2:15 PM PST right around the time or just after the major earthquake in Haiti was happening.

Now one could dismiss all this as coincidence and as I’ve said I normally don’t put out the crude version of a vision without proper deconstruction, but I felt that my husband having had a similar dream and the earthquake happening in Haiti yesterday are reasons to fly my freak flag, perhaps some part of this that I haven’t figured out yet someone else will and it can help someone out figure something out that needs figuring.

By the way there is a terrible storm coming this way next week. And actually it has just started raining here. I will meditate on this and try to make more cohesive sense of it all. Sorry to go the long route but sometimes things are literal and sometimes metaphorical and sometimes it’s not for me to figure out completely. Maybe for someone out there they will read this and it cause someone to reflect on a strange dream and another piece of the puzzle will come together. Please post if anyone has had similar strange dreams related to any of the issues discussed here…

Best wishes and please pray for the Haitian people,

Denise

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OK now the update…

Strangely we were given an opportunity to go to the Bahamas on a work trip for my husband during the month of January which is when I had the dreams two years prior. That is minor. I decided he should take the job because I want to get closer to the center of this energy and feel what is going on there. I found this article which literally just came out in UFO Digest 4 hours ago. I was looking through the site because several strange dreams about what is going on with our future is tied up in what has been happening covertly via ET and inter-dimensional beings. Ever since I had the dream I posted here I have been convinced that ETs were not just “studying” us which I kind of figured was the deal, but they were actively manipulating us and our destiny, even doing some sort of terra forming.

My recent dreams have been about introducing reptile genetics into our bodies through conventional medicine in order to inoculate us from the rise of allergies as our world shifts. I won’t go into details but that’s just one weird thing. The other is there has been a rift between two races that were once working together the Lyrians (related to the Pleidians and perhaps in this case they are involved in the rift as well) and the Grays. I feel they had a neutral treaty to help humankind but the Grays turned negative about twenty years ago and it has finally become too big a rift in the ethics of their races to breech and now they are at odds with one another.

And again during the dream in 2010 I was informed of a race of negative beings living underground so with that I’ll repost this info I found on the UFO Digest site just published 4 hours ago and here it is:

The bizarre fate of Phil Schneider

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By Doc Vega – 4 hours 48 min ago
Phil with his son shortly before his apparent execution.

The old saying, “where there’s smoke there’s fire,” seems quite appropriate when considering the suggestive evidence that points to UFOs and underground bases. Phil Schneider, a government geological engineer, not only saw too much, but paid the ultimate price for reporting it to the public.

It has been rumored for sometime that secret underground military bases have been under development and construction since 1947. Is it any coincidence that 1947 marked the year that the Roswell Incident occurred in New Mexico? It seems that the two events are interrelatedaccording to the testimony of many.

In the employ of secret deep underground installations

It was his job to evaluate rock strata below the surface and determine what type of formations at certain depths existed where underground projects had been chosen to begin. These evaluations involved Phil and others to be lowered into deep shafts to observe layers of sedimentary and igneous rock which would determine the type of excavation to be used. From there he would recommend to construction teams what types of explosives, whether the rock would be melted with high heat, or displaced with the powerful kinetic energy of remote charges.

In posession of forbidden knowledge

For many years he lived with the knowledge that our government was concealing highly controversial operations that centered around secret installations deep within the earth. These military constructs more and more pointed to something sinister as he became more deeply involved.

Strange Partnership

According to Schneider, he was made aware that someone else was working with the human workers who risked their lives in these operations. Someone dwelled deep beneath the surface of the earth, who was dangerous. Unfortunately, Phil Learned too late before being involved in a terrible firefight deep within a dark shaft he had been lowered down into by a basket.

To see Phil Schneider giving a lecture you were immediately gripped by his sincerity and candidness, but there was something else distressingly convincing. Phil had lost 3 fingers on his right hand, apparently severed with the precise beam of a deadly weapon that operated with surgical precision. He had also suffered numerous other life threatening injuries although he was amazingly sharp and concise as he described the fantastic events that enveloped him on his ill fated journey beneath the topography of the New Mexico desert.

On an appointment with destiny

On a typical descent into an exploratory shaft designed for sampling the underlying rock formations Phil had been lowered down in a protective suit. It was suspected that radiation levels might be unsafe. Three shafts were drilled that day. Incredibly two began spewing a kind of black soot. They were curious to see what was causing the strange reaction. Phil descended with a pistol on a hip holster. Several hundred feet down terrible things began to happen.

Schneider spotted a extraterrestrial type of creatures and immediately drew his hand gun, which was not particularly easy with his cumbersome protective wear. Two small,  gray, aliens were his targets and he quickly fired killing both, but another entity, much taller, and with no apparent weapon, simply waved its hands in front of its torso. Phil was struck with a blue beam of intense heat that immediately blew 3 of his fingers off and cut open his stomach! His right foot was burned to a crisp as if he had been struck by lightning. He had not been killed, but blown backwards and knocked down. Schneider was dazed and surely destined to die.

Saved by a Green Beret

If not for the efforts of a Green Beret soldier who hoisted Phil to a sitting position and activated the winch to ascend upwards, Schneider admitted he would have been dead. The heroic efforts of the Green Beret soldier only resulted in his own death as he was struck fatally by the disintegrating force of another beam. As Phil sat almost helplessly a vicious exchange between US military men and the alien creatures raged underground. Many men were killed according to Phil, who was enraged that the US government had not informed them that there were indeed malevolent creatures beneath the earth’s surface that had been there a long time, and were ready to use force if disturbed.

The unofficial underground war

Phil Schneider told his audiences that the US was at war with a subterranean enemy, alien invaders who had apparently been on the planet for centuries, and man had stumbled upon them in his secretive projects. So here he was in front of the camera speaking live to a spellbound audience, his hand before him looking like a lobster claw due to the missing index, middle, and ring fingers, sheered off by a deadly alien weapon.

Inconsistencies in scientific timelines

Archeologists as fossil experts have often puzzled over the awkward discoveries of erratic finds or evidence that do not fit the age or genre of strata it is encased with. Miners have stumbled upon ancient rooms or chambers thousands of feet below the surface of the earth, inexplicable, mysterious, resisting explanation. In the book “Footprints in Time” the author makes many references to bizarre finds that are cast aside by science because they contradict the timelines that have been theoretically devised to build a consistent documented history. However, the text book procedure falls short by failing to explain the erratic, the obvious flaw in their paradigm.

The intentional inaccuracies of teaching the fossil record

Emmanuel Velikovsky pointed out in such books as “Ages In Chaos” that the Archeological community was using flawed data by ignoring erratics that had to be explained. Why were dinosaurs with grass in their mouths found in upheavaled strata distinctly different than the layers they should have been encased within? His theory established that asteroid and comet strikes had violently transformed the earth and disrupted the predictable erosion patterns of the planet. Yet, until his theories were accepted, Velikovsky was ridiculed by science, unwilling to reconsider its mistaken recreation of geologic and archeological history.

Now we today must reconsider many of the assumptions we have made about a history fed to us by our educators that is incapable of answering the strange incidents described by people such as Phil Schneider. According to him somebody that remains largely unknown to the surface dwelling human race is lurking below, ready to lash out at man whenever he intrudes.

Phil makes a road show out of exposing government secrets

For the last two years of his life, Schneider spent time making his shocking lectures wherever and whenever he could. His scientific expertise and extraordinary accounts remind us that all is not what it seems, and that governments are not to be trusted. Unfortunately, Phil Schneider didn’t live long enough to inform more people than he might have.

An underserved end of a patriot’s life

Within the last months of his life, Phil had suffered a divorce and was having emotional problems. In 1996 at his apartment in Wilsonville, Oregon, Phil Schneider was found dead, executed in military fashion, tortured and strangled with piano wire. Schneider was suffering from terminal cancer and did not have long to live anyway. Why would someone consider him to be such a threat that even in his dying condition, Phil Schneider had to be assassinated? Obviously, this is an ominous indicator that he had trespassed too close and for too long upon the forbidden reality the government attempts to cover up and conceal from the people? Such is the perilous journey some of us are brave enough to take when we are determined to shed the light of day upon, not only, the evil that men do, but that entities from beneath the earth undertake as well.

Anymore information I get I’ll post. If anyone has had any experiences with UFOs, ETs, Inter-dimensionals, etc. please post.

Best wishes to all and happy holidays,

Denise

Fiscal Cliff

Doing Coast to Coast brought a lot of conservative readers to this blog. I want to clarify for you that I was raised in a conservative family, in a conservative neighborhood and I am married to a man whose parents are also conservatives. When I’m talking about Republicans I am not talking about people who are the voter class – I’m talking about the leadership class. It’s my experience that people are people and when given the hard truth do the right thing no matter what label they may take on when they go into a voting booth.

I know Republican voters believe in hard work and personal responsibility – so do liberal people – the big difference is liberal/progressives believe there are some people who can’t pull themselves up by their own bootstraps not because they are lazy, but because circumstances are too great and overwhelming to do so alone. I would really encourage everyone to watch the Ken Burns documentaries on PBS about the dust bowl. The dust bowl happened in a very maverick part of the country – where people believe in personal responsibility and were and still are very hard-working and believe in contributing to society. However the scope of the problem (and seriously just look at pictures and you’ll see how enormously devastating this ecological disaster was year after year for about a decade) was just too enormous for any one family no matter how big their extended family. It was as if every other day a major hurricane or tornado devastated the region – this went on for a decade. These dust storms were miles high and would drop 3 feet of earth over everything making all farming impossible. It was so enormous that the storms actually dropped earth from Kansas and Oklahoma in Washington DC and New York City. The government stepped in to save lives – children and elderly people were dying of “dust pneumonia.” The story is almost too much to bear but I suggest people take a look at this because the parallels of the Great Depression and our situation with the Great Recession are enormous.

So for those who think I want only blessings for people of like mind that is more than insulting it’s insane. However I am equally insulted when we have Republican politicians who want to take away benefits to Veterans, raise the age of social security, take money and medicare away from the elderly and make the middle class pay an extra 2000 a year in taxes when they are struggling like never before. All so the wealthy one percent (who pay less than anyone else in taxes) can keep their tax breaks. It’s disgusting.

The SIN of AVARICE and GREED are at the heart of these ideals. These are not Christian values and they are not Spiritual values which is why I am against them – that is why I take issue with these spiritual diseases that I see as eating away at the fabric of our world. These evils have somehow (in the past 30 or so years) turned from being society’s seeing Greed as despicable  and shameful to a virtue.

Well, I want to remind everyone GREED IS NOT A VIRTUE! In no religious text and on no spiritual path is GREED considered anything but one of the roots of EVIL  And what we have seen during the Bush jr. years was a ramping up of this disease to the point where we the average American tax payers are being asked to pick up the tab for the frat party on Wall Street. Lots of people got rich scamming the middle class and the poor. And now we are being asked AGAIN to pay for IT! TWICE – seriously how is that good for anyone? Except the shameful few.

So now onto my prediction about the fiscal cliff.  Democrats will stay firm and there will be a period of inaction until Republicans are forced to go ahead with the program. Republicans will come to realize if they stick to their guns there will be civil unrest and if they keep with their ridiculous “plans” they will not just be killing their future careers, but putting the nail in the coffin of their party for years to come. Which honestly I do not want to happen.

Democracy needs a viable two party system – but Republicans are making a huge mistake playing to the one percent and then using trickery to try and cover their tracks. The cat is out of the bag now and continuing on this path is suicidal for their party. This will have a long-term effect on the political system and will put them into the position of being a very small minority party for years to come. My compliment to them presently for at least honestly showing their hand instead of hiding behind the BS “Trickle Down Economics,” stuff. At least they are clearly showing that they have no compassion for people who were either born after 1960 or born into families without an express lane to Harvard or Yale.

The biggest disgrace in my opinion is starting two wars, destroying hundreds of thousands of lives, forever injuring those who served along with their families not to mention the highest cost – all the people who had to die for what? Both our troops and all the innocent civilians caught in the crossfire of the Bush/Cheney oil grab that turned into a reckless pointless war which the Bush/Cheney administration lied us into.

All of us whether we want to admit it or not actually rely on systems to help us evolve whether that is the family system, the educational system or in the worst case scenarios people who are forced to take help from the government. No one wants to be in that position despite the propaganda of “welfare queens,” welfare has been reformed so that people can’t stay on it for any length of time. Not to mention if you have ever known anyone who has had to take government assistance (which includes social security, disability, medicare, food stamps, unemployment) they do it because they need to generally they aren’t proud of it. Many people are embarrassed about having to use food stamps, or get help of any kind.

Everyone wants to be independent and we must remember that if we are to be a “Christian Nation,” as is the herald of the Republican party, then we must actually posses those Christian values. If you have any doubts about what they are just ask yourself, “Would Jesus walk past a poor distraught person without helping him? Would Jesus want to rob the poor to give to the wealthy?” No. That’s the answer. If you are a Christian I can’t see how the current Republican plutocratic platform in any way conforms to your values. Either the Republican leadership needs to change or those who are staying loyal to a party they once believed in need to take a closer look at what is actual and factual and see if it squares with their real values. I contend it does not.

I do not think that 98% of Republican voters would vote that way if all the facts were broken down without the incendiary rhetoric that is used to make the leadership appear to be in the same camp as the good people who vote for them.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Yule and anything and every other holiday I am forgetting or don’t know about – Have a great holiday season.

Many blessing to all,

Denise

Truth To Power

When we stand together and use our voices they can not be silenced no matter how many voting machines they rig, or voters they scam off the rolls. I was never nervous about this election until I went to our polling place and found out how crazy things were going down there. Then I worried (human fear not intuition fear) that somehow fate would be thwarted in some evil Faustian deal with the devil made by Romney.

This election was settled by Spirit in the first days of December of 2011 as I posted back then and everything Spirit told me (I don’t know what else to call it) came to pass exactly. Now I know why my Aunt was laughing her head off and saying that I would be right. She knew I would be freaking out like everyone else. She tried to calm me but I am human and a Romney/Ryan presidency would be a disaster for the world – seriously.

Anyway I am SOOO Happy that the right man is in the job and that the Universe is  moving forward as it should – that no amount of money or powerful idiots could change what was meant to be. It is because of us – the people who saw through all of the lies and deception. I have never been prouder of the US not because Obama won but because people GOT IT!

Thanks to all who have participated and to all who have been reading my frantic freak-out blogging.

Peace, abundance and blessings to all,

Denise

And thanks to my deceased Aunt Doris and Grandmother Minnie for appearing yesterday in an effort to reassure me (and my readers) once and for all despite knowing it wouldn’t work.

OK, It Turned Out To Be True…

I was getting freaked out when I saw first hand the level of shenanigans the Republicans engaged in – here in CA, where there was absolutely no way they would win. But there were the propositions which are BIG money for BIG CORPORATIONS.

Spirit was right again down to the smallest of details.

This should be a wake-up call. Spirit said, “It will be a nail biter – very close even though it shouldn’t be.” I take this as a warning that Obama would have and should have won by a much bigger margin.

It’s ironic that Romney won’t now concede Ohio – guess he figured between his son owning the voting machines and all the money he pumped into that state he had it in the bag – GEORGE W style. Interesting Gore was called a whining baby for questioning the results when it turned out they really were questionable yet I see no one saying this of Romney.

And I’d just like to say: I’d love to see that senior citizen Plutocratic revolution senior citizen brigade with Mr. Trump heading down Broadway with his baton. Him and his bad fake blond wig could be used to reflect light for the wealthy elderly who think he’s their stock broker.

If anything we REALLY need to examine our voting situation and have NATIONAL REFORM that makes sure every state does things fairly and impartially. NO PRIVATE COMPANIES should be allowed to be used for this sacred American ritual/institution. Anyone related to the candidates should and must BE FORCED to RECUISE themselves from the election process. We’ve seen how damaging this is when people don’t.

I plan on taking what happened here in CA all the way to a criminal investigation. If we continue with this trend of VOTER FRAUD AND INTIMIDATION we won’t have a Democracy anymore. There is nothing more disgusting than lying, cheating, and stealing except for murder. So far the Republicans have proven they’ll do almost anything to try and protect their tiny little personal interests.

It’s a very sad amoral way to be.

Thanks for voting and participating and for those who could not – readers in foreign countries and immigrants, thank you for your interest in our process.

Again astrology and spirit turn out to trump pollsters and propaganda.

All the best,

Denise

And please all those who did experience voter fraud or intimidation please do something about it – report it, follow up on it. This won’t be the last election and if we keep letting it happen it will happen again!

The Pollster Interview

I talked to the inspector at our local polling place and according to him what happened to my husband and I has been happening all over LA and it is a CRIME. It involves FORGING a signature in order to get an “absentee ballot.” Luckily. I had mine and I surrendered it so I could vote as if the whole thing hadn’t happened. However I wouldn’t have been able to if it hadn’t happened to my husband first and then I talked to someone at the state.

Most people don’t know the laws and don’t realize how nefarious this is. When I talked to Poll workers at my local polling place they all confirmed that the absentee phenomena had been happening “all day” and was rampant. They were calling the county to complain, but as I informed them I made this mistake in 2000 when I called the county as the head of the local polling place to report illegal electioneering pamphlets left on a table next to legit voter information. I guess this is why spirit said, “it’s going to be close – even though it shouldn’t be.” Here’s the “shouldn’t be” part. The Republicans have pulled out all the evil dirty tricks all over this country to try to win.

Well all I can say is this time – YOU’RE GOING DOWN! We have this thing called the internet. One percenters you can’t control everyone through your zombie making machine known as FOX NEWS. This is over. And YOUR SHENANIGANS are OVER!

Everyone who has experienced voter intimidation, voter fraud, voter suppression I URGE YOU TO RISE UP! We don’t want to live in a THEOCRATIC PLUTOCRACY! And unless you do your part to stop this constant onslaught of BS from the FASCIST party we’ll be in serious trouble.

I have long felt we are headed for a civil war here our only way of avoiding this fate is to rise up PEACEFULLY and PROSECUTE those who are TRYING TO TAKE OUR RIGHTS AWAY!

The USSR used to exist. It was a communist state. It’s now a democracy. Germany is now a Democracy and not a Nazi state. Well, if we aren’t careful we could go from being a Democracy to a Fascist state. I am not being hyperbolic. It is something I have withheld (because I didn’t want to freak people out) since I was 12 years old. Since the rebirth of the Republican party via Ronald Reagan.

This coup has been a long and well thought out cancer within our government and I absolutely believe we could lose our Democracy or have to fight for it.

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! DO NOT BE DISSUADED! DO NOT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER!

MAKE YOUR VOICE COUNT! We are AMERICANS! Fair play is what we stand for not stealing elections!

They will not win.

And let’s not be wimps about making them pay for what they are doing and have done. When this is all over go to your representatives, take to the streets, DEMAND INVESTIGATIONS and PROSECUTIONS for those who are trying to take OUR RIGHTS AWAY. If not for yourself do it for your CHILDREN and your GRANDCHILDREN. It’s time we made our sacrifice. We have to ENGAGE!

Peace,

Denise

Call the State if you’ve experienced Voter Fraud!

Here are the numbers for people in CA who have experienced Voter Fraud.

Call them and they will initiate an investigation:

Phone: (916) 657-2166
Fax: (916) 653-3214

Denise

Call your local news station and COMPLAIN. This is the only way we will get them to investigate it.

NBC News Desk : 818- 840-4444

CBS/KCAL News Desk: 818-655-2000

And last and very least: ABC  News Desk: 818-863-7777 – expect long hold times and complete disinterest.

ABC had no interest in the story. I guess voter suppression of Democrats just doesn’t interest them. Guess corporate America has their hands strangling their investigative team. This is why the 4th estate has all but collapsed in the U.S. I plan on boycotting this station for the rest of my life. I will NEVER watch ABC news again UNLESS THEY COVER the VOTER SUPPRESSION STORY.

Best to you all,

Denise

BREAKING STORY: Proof of Voter Fraud Here in LA County

My husband went to vote today and found out he was sent an absentee ballot in the mail. We are registered Democrats. And of course I’m a political liberal who is also a psychic who runs this blog, as you all know.

Turns out we were both put down as absentee voters without our doing. I went through a pile of mail and found my ballot. I plan on taking it to the polling place and talking to them about this. I actually will take it up with the State government and the media who will do nothing about it. So I plan on taking video of poll workers and posting it on Youtube later if need be.

My husband was told that this had been happening all day – he wasn’t alone. Here in California it seems many of us Democrats were turned into absentee voters so our votes won’t be counted for another 8-10 days.

I saw some voter fraud in 2000 here in CA but nothing like this. I can’t believe the dirty tricks the Republicans have stooped, too. Why don’t they just have an open coup so we have a chance to fight them face to face? I know because they’re a bunch of old feeble Plutocrats.

This two faced sneaky slimy behavior is reprehensible. We are SUPPOSED TO BE A DEMOCRACY unless of course you’re a Democrat then you don’t count. In essence what the Republican party here in America has become is not just a facimile of Facism.

It is Fascism.

It is absolutely the merger of CORPORATE INTERESTS with the GOVERNMENT – google quotes about what Fascism means by way of the main dude Mussolini.

Are we on the verge of a revolution? Our forefathers gave us 2nd amendment rights in case a faction inside the government went rogue. Is that what our country is coming, too?

Perhaps all the psychics who saw Obama being murdered if he were elected last time around were seeing a metaphor. Perhaps he will be the last American president elected by the people. He is ruling over a divided nation just as Abraham Lincoln did, the division is the same with different details – it is a war of the wealthy on the poor and middle-class. The plutocrats are getting down and dirty to rape our country.

If I’m this outraged one can only imagine how bad it will get.

VOTE!!!!!!!!

Let’s start with that. It is imperative now! And those of you who don’t take part in the process – start! Because if this gets any further out of control we will see some real violence here at home.

Denise

The Last Word on the Election

I had a ghostly visit ironically on All Souls Day – November 1st. I don’t usually have these sort of visits. And they had sort of died down – no pun intended there. I can tune into spirits when asked, but it was never my thing. And it wasn’t until about 6 months before I got pregnant that I started seeing ghosts just pop in without any reaching out on my part or being in a haunted house, etc.

It started at the Grove (of all places) a busy outdoor mall in Hollywood that my deceased father appeared next to me. I was sitting down waiting for my husband who was shopping inside (talk about role reversal) and just relaxing. All of a sudden I felt someone pull up the chair next to me. When I turned to see who it was – there was no one there, but I felt my father’s presence and he materialized. We had a nice conversation and he continued to follow me around for several years. He died when I was ten and I’d never been contacted by him before so it was really a major surprise to say the least. I asked why he was there (turns out he was there to deliver my kid from the other side and warn me that I might die but that’s another story).

So back to my main story; the ghosts were around for the year before my kid and a couple of years after. It had been a while since I had an unexpected visit. But to my surprise I was listening to NPR and all the back and forth about how tight the election was – how it might take weeks to get a count, etc. And I just was thinking to myself I didn’t believe it at all.

I got out of my car and saw my aunt. Actually an old conservative Republican in life but now a much happier, more relaxed spirit. She was laughing and told me that indeed I was going to turn out to be right. And the part of the statement I had heard that “Obama is going to win the election but it’s going to be a real nail bitter even though it shouldn’t be,” the part about “it shouldn’t be,” always confounded me a bit. Did they mean that Romney was such a lesser man, or it wasn’t in Romney’s fate or that shenanigans were going to make the race tighter than it actually was? I really couldn’t tell and since that statement I had been trying to decode it. I finally came to the understanding that it was all of the above and to this my Aunt affirmed as did her mother (my grandmother) whom I had never met in life. They were both giddy and excited about all of it and some other things that they were vague about that seemed to be related to me and my family, but anyway – just VOTE and remember you count. And WE the PEOPLE will win this time.

Our next goal will making sure it stays that way. I guarantee you Obama’s win will push the zealots on the right to even greater extremes and after exploiting all the racism – next will come the intense misogyny and attacks on women’s rights. However the women of this nation will not go quietly into the night. I am starting to believe that the discovery of Eris will be about this very thing – feminist revolutions due to the attempts of those in power who will continue to try to control and take women’s rights away. Problem will be for them – we won’t go quietly into the night and if anything this very issue could be the impetus for the next wave of revolutions – guerilla style. I will save all the visions I’ve been having about this subject for after the election.

ERIS is here and she isn’t going away.

For now we will enjoy our victory – those who want a level playing field and democracy for all.

But always remember how fragile our democracy has become and how easily corrupted. It has only been because of the work of some decent people in government that we don’t live in a theocratic plutocracy (BTW Romney would pretty much cement that path having been a BISHOP in his church and a solid Plutocrat.) It will be vitally important now more than ever that PEOPLE really be INFORMED and know history, educate themselves and stay active in politics or we will be conceding our nation to the corrupt and all that has been positive about our legacy will be seen through the dirty glasses of a very dark history.

Best to all and to all a great voting day!

Denise

Clarification about the George Noory Interview

When I was on Coast to Coast I was rattled by the barrage of questions and interruptions. I wanted to clarify that when I said the thing that was going to destroy this world wasn’t going to be what he believed at the time, an impending war in Libya. Rather it would be climate change. When he asked how long I said 30 years. But instead of getting to explain what I meant by that he was like, “30 years, we’ll all be dead by then.” I made a comment that I wouldn’t be nor did I expect my kid to be.

In fact this is the very problem with being short-sighted. Go ahead George Bush Jr. have a giant party on the American people, kill hundreds of thousands of people in the middle-east for no reason – because of a lie and then leave our country bankrupt for the next president to fix. This is the way of the Republican party since what was called “The Southern Strategy.”

The “Southern Strategy,” took direct aim at enticing racists in the south to get their vote since none would vote Republican due to the Civil War. Yes, they held a grudge until their own hatred was used to turn them toward the Republican party. This happened around the time of Nixon and has been the strategy ever since. This is HISTORICAL FACT. Look it up if you don’t believe me.

Now back to my point about Noory. I love his show and he’s a good man. I think either he was nervous since I was a new guest that I wasn’t going to perform so he over-reached in his desire to keep the conversation flowing. I don’t blame him for my inablity to get my point across – there was however very limited time. However the point I was trying to make was over the next 30 years we will see the human population on this earth dwindle due to natural disasters, famines – due to weather problems, and everything one can imagine from a changing earth. 30 years is not very long for 7 billion people to be wiped out.

It’s my very strong psychic belief that the road we are on is one in which our kind will be wiped out in a whimper not a bang. If we are lucky we can turn it around – in the “fiction” book I wrote, Americhrist, (first draft started in 1998 and finished in 1999) based on visions I had of the future, we are a divided people – those on the extreme right which stands against science. A few of each tribe survived and a conflict ensues. I don’t want to give it away as it will eventually come out and you can read it in full. But the amount of people who are left on this continent are literally in the thousands. I decided to focus primarily on North America since that’s where I live. I’m sure there will be pockets of people who survive all over the world but it will be miniscule compared to how many of us there are now.

However I KNOW WE CAN CHANGE THIS! I STILL BELIEVE IN HUMANITY AND OUR BRILLIANCE! If we took this SERIOUSLY we could FIX it. This is why I wrote the book, to make it so real, so visceral that it motivated people to DO something about it.

Yes, that is the future I see and it scares the hell out of me. And to answer one person who commented here – I always feel like Cassandra and as you can see by the right-wing ostriches who freak out on me – I am also blamed for the message. It’s frustrating to feel like I’m trying to warn this big bus it’s about to go off a cliff but instead of the driver listening to me – he and half the people on it are giving me the finger as they drive off the cliff – as if I put the cliff there? Pretty irrational, depressing and sad.

That’s humanity for you. Do the world a favor by exposing the truth – Michael Moore, Al Gore and countless others and you get rewarded with death threats.

Nice.

My prayers go out to all those on the east coast.

Many blessings,

Denise

Premonition about Hurricane’s in New York

Here is a science fiction book that I published for a while on this site. I took it down because a publishing company is interested in putting it out. It needs some editing but it has won several small literary prizes. I wrote it back in 1999. It took a few years of editing and rebuilding the middle section to make it work the way I wanted it to. However the vision I had of New York being hit by a hurricane is in it. In actuality the entire novel came from visions I had of the future. I have taken an excerpt from the novel and am publishing it here. In the book the only two cities still left (in terms of major cities functioning as such) are New York and Washington, D.C. The main character Psyche and her boyfriend Ira live in Washington D.C. she is unknowingly working on a secret black op project for the government through a private company. Her discovery of this comes after this part of the book. It takes place approximately 30 years in the future:

I scooped Chi up and sat next to Ira to watch the news.

“New York City has been devastated by this unforeseen monster. Shouldn’t the NWFS have warned of this killer hurricane?” the anchorman and actor, Bill Surnow, queried. Shaky video footage from surveillance cameras around the city ran behind him. Buildings swayed from high winds and water suddenly crashed through the streets, the camera went blue. “More after we take a break,” a disembodied voice said.

I grabbed the cordless phone and dialed my mother, simultaneously asking Ira, “What’s going on?”

“Didn’t anyone tell you?”

I shook my head. “There’s a busy signal.”

“Yeah, I’ve been trying all day. They say the lines are down from North Carolina to Maine.”

I dialed my mother’s cell and waited as it endlessly rang.

Ira’s voice cracked. “I’ve already tried that number, too.”

The heroic New York, having survived terrorist attacks, plagues, and earthquakes, was now being washed to sea. The images were gruesome and horrifying. I couldn’t stop thinking about my mother’s short white hair. Her hunched feeble body and the familiar smell of her sandalwood oil, drowning.

The fear mom had to have experienced, seeing the ocean pitched like a tray of water – the sound of breaking bricks and mortar splintering, and glass shattering – people screaming.

Mom alone. Trapped in the brownstone.

Warren Street bursting with salt water, busting down the cobbled street, exploding two hundred year old row houses into broken brick walls with rocking chairs and baby’s cribs, sofas and teddy bears pouring out of holes – everything taken by the water — people struggling to grab anything floating by to keep themselves steady in the raging flood. The water infested with rats and trash, the tide crashing hard against each new building it sought to destroy.

My home.

My mother.

I was outside myself.

It wasn’t like me to cry even now the hot tightening in the deep of my throat felt like a far away tunnel. I was frozen. Emotionally paralyzed. “I spoke to her yesterday. She’s all right. Right? She’s okay, isn’t she?”

Ira moved gently across the sparse room and caught my hand in his. Its warmth momentarily penetrating my numbness.

The commercial break ended. A grim Bill Surnow stood at the anchor desk to announce, “Early estimates for Hurricane Xavier are thought to include hundreds of thousands dead and many more missing. One source reported most of Brooklyn and Long Island shore entirely decimated. There is little hope the area will ever recover.”

Bill Surnow cut to a local reporter who was standing in the middle of an ER in Queens. “The hospitals are inundated with the injured. In Manhattan F5 winds cracked and shattered windows, glass chards sharp as daggers hurtled in every direction. The scene more gruesome than words could describe.”

I dialed my mother, Miriam’s home again. Again, no use – Mom’s cell phone message in a feminine dulcet voice, sang “All circuits are busy.”

The University where she worked, recited in an ancient automated voice, “You’re call can not go through. Please hang up and dial again.” I went through lists of friends and relatives, but to no avail.

I bottled up the urge to throw the phone across the room and instead demanded of Ira, “When?”

“Around noon the Weather Service started to see signs of a hurricane gathering…”

“But how?” I asked him.

“The conditions were just right off the coast of North Carolina…”

“But why? Nothing…” I stopped myself because my voice was starting to quiver. It was as if my cranium had cracked like a polar ice cap and it was melting so fast the water was drowning me. I raised my voice at Ira, “It’s impossible.”

Ira, who had arrived at my side to give comfort, retreated. “Take it easy, Psyche everything is going to be OK.” He said this with all the skill and assurance of a man who had never had to utter such words.

“Don’t tell me to take it easy. And it’s not going to be OK. My mother is missing. She’s probably dead and you have no answers. No one has answers.” I grabbed my coat and headed toward the front door. Ira followed me.

“Where are you going?”

“I need to think.”

“You can’t go out, it’s dark and late.”

But I darted past him and left. The storm that had hit New York was coming into town and it was cool and misty out. Ira busted out the front door and ran after me. “It’s dangerous.”

“I need to be by myself.” He tried to grab me, but I shook him off. “Please. Just leave me alone.”

“When will you be back?” He pleaded. He looked concerned and confounded. In eight years I had never raised my voice or shed the smallest tear in front of him.

It was starting to drizzle and I wiped a gathered tear of rain from his cheek and said, “As soon as I can.” A moment later I broke into a run and headed into a dark alley.

I felt a drop of water run down my face and I wasn’t sure if it was me, or the rain. But it didn’t matter. I roamed the streets dotted with city lanterns and sickly trees. The cold moon followed as if mocking my pain with a twisted snarl on her face. The rain halos around the street lamps tainted with memories of Brooklyn – things I tried to hold back but couldn’t – waving good-bye to my mom from the car as she stood on the stoop, never thinking it would be the last time I saw her.

That image I couldn’t shake no matter how long or far I walked.

I hadn’t noticed time slipping by or the pound of my footsteps or the chill or the rain soaking through me until I hit the Potomac and I stared at the obstacle it posed on my quest to loose myself. I had walked at least five miles and I knew I had to get back before Ira started a vain attempt to find me. It felt like the edge of the earth and the edge of time, I was crashing and splintering like a fine piece of porcelain hitting concrete.

And then I saw them. A woman about my age, in her early thirties, holding a small limp girl in her arms and struggling to walk the rain slicked stairs.

Logic told me not to, they could have been afflicted with a plague or a crime may have been taking place, but I ran toward them. Something compelled me. And for the first time I can remember, I discarded logic and apathy.

By the time I got to them the mother was struggling to put her dying child in the car. She was about to lay the girl on the sidewalk to open the door when I took her from the woman’s hands. She looked at me as if I had always been there like some sort of guardian angel. We said nothing. She opened the door and I slid the girl into the backseat. Seconds later the woman was backing out of the driveway, barely getting the driver’s side door fully closed as she sped down the street.

On the way home I wondered about them, whether the mother had gotten the girl to a hospital in time, if the girl would survive. Helping them had for a moment made me feel a little less helpless. And through my personal darkness I treasured that feeling like an heirloom.

Ira was fully dressed and ready to start his search when I let myself in. It looked like he had been crying. The flat screen was a cacophony of devastation behind him.

“If I wasn’t so happy to see you I’d strangle you right now,” he said grabbing me.

“I’m not a child.”

“And what? You didn’t think I’d be worried? Why are you punishing me like this?”

“This isn’t about you, Ira.”

“Yes it is. It’s about you not letting me in. I want to help you, but you make it impossible.”

I nodded. He put his arms around me and held me until I couldn’t be held any longer without breaking down again. “I’m sorry,” I said.

There was a repeat of an earlier news broadcast. It was a press conference with none other then my boss Paul Lamont. I sat down to watch it.

Lamont looked too put together, in a suit that would have cost an average person a year’s wages. He was unnaturally relaxed for the circumstances. “There has been a rush to judgment by the scientific community about the Atlantic’s rise in temperature and global warming. For years I’ve poured over countless studies, reviewed thousands of reports and culled through all the supposed proof. I’ve never found a correlation. The evidence is overwhelming for a natural shift in the Earth’s climate. This has occurred many times before human history. It’s unfortunate that we happen to be living during one of these intense global changes.”

I yelled at the screen, “Fucking asshole! Those studies were done by oil companies – they have no credibility. They’ve been discredited by every independent survey done by the scientific community.”

Paul then took a question from Bill Surnow. “What about the ozone hole?”

Paul responded, “Another natural phenomena caused by radiation emitted during solar storms. We’ve seen evidence of holes before in layers of igneous rock. And it’s been repairing itself over the past forty years.”

“Bullshit,” I said.

Ira cautioned me, “Just hold on a minute,”

Bill Surnow asked his follow up, “Are you suggesting all the horrible tragedies that have occurred over the past forty years, are simply a result of natural earth changes?”

“Absolutely,” Lamont said. He waived away any further questions and left the podium.

Ira sat down beside me. “I saw it this afternoon, but I don’t get why they’re still trying to cover up the global warming thing when it’s been proven countless times.”

I hit the rewind button and replayed Lamont’s speech, freezing a medium shot of him and examining it carefully. “There’s something strange about this. I was taken in to see him this morning at work.”

A curious Ira walked back in. He asked, “You were?”

“Strauch was there, too.”

“The President was at Digibio?”

I continued to stare at the screen trying to determine what exactly was different about Paul Lamont. Was his hair a little longer? I went through the catalogue of images fresh in my mind from the boardroom meeting. Yes. But without a physical picture, I couldn’t be sure. His clothes were obviously different. The suit most patently not something he would wear to work. Of course he must have changed. Then I noted something that confirmed my suspicion.

“This was prerecorded,” I said.

“What makes you think that?”

“When I saw him this morning he had a cut on chin.” I paused the image and zoomed closer, pointing to his chin. “There’s nothing there.”

Ira squinted. “They knew this would happen.”

“Yeah, and they didn’t give us any warning.”

“But why?” he asked.

I shook my head. “I can’t think about it right now.”

 

Think about this when you decide how to vote. Is this the world you want for your children? One in which science is disregarded and we have slick politicians ready to lie to you in order to save only themselves?

Best wishes and good luck,

Denise

 

Chapter 2 – Sleepless Night

(2044, January through June)

 

 

 

Gale force winds and thunder, garbage cans crashing over, objects slamming into walls and fences, and Ira slept through all of it like a kitten cuddling at his mother’s breast – but not me. My mind and heart were on fire.

Chi followed me, meowing for treats. It was cold downstairs. The angry wind forced its way between door and window cracks. I grabbed Ira’s ratty old sweater. The first present I had given him. It was the only thing left from that period of his life, perhaps a small reminder of how far he’d come since the penitentiary. I barely knew him then. We had dated about a year. He told me he worked for an Internet research corporation, a consumer watchdog group that kept an eye on the defense department – it had some crazy name I forcibly forgot.

There was never any question. I was instantly in love and hopelessly naive about human nature. Turned out he was part of a watchdog group of hackers who stole classified information and sold it to reporters for a premium. To him it was noble, the people had a right to know and he had a right to make a living. Really, it was closest to intellectual prostitution although he saw himself as a twenty first century Robyn Hood. He could have been building something great instead of hunting down and exploiting government weakness. But who was I to judge? I knew his heart was good and his intentions were pure. And I loved him. He loved me. So I waited.

We avoided talking about it. And if we had to refer to that period there was a code – words that lessened the pain or importance for both of us. Anything to make it less real than it was. Usually if I referred to it, I said, “When you lived in the country.” He usually said, “During that time.”

When I was hired at Digibio, they ran a background check. Nothing came up in the preliminary. A month later they revoked access to anything but the chlorophyll research lab and the cafeteria. But it didn’t really bother me.

The teakettle was singing. Only one bag of Chamomile left, hopefully it would help put me in a coma. And I could wake tomorrow discovering it had all been just a horrible nightmare.

The lights browned. The drawer had only three emergency candles left from the previous storm, which had ended two weeks prior. It had lasted thirty-five days straight and the power had consistently gone out during peak hours. According to the weatherman another hurricane was due to hit North Carolina. But other than historic value there was nothing left there. Both Carolinas were dead states. Neither state had money for scrims and except for folklore about people surviving off the land in the forest – there wasn’t a soul within a hundred miles of New York or D.C. And now all that was left was D.C. There were reports of a smattering of survivors in Seattle but the numbers were low.

I walked to the sofa and stared out the window, drinking tea. Chi sat on my lap. The rain was fierce and reminded me of New York, in my mother’s old brownstone. There had been a very bad storm when I was ten. We had both woken for different reasons. The thunder and lightening had cast shadows of monsters on the wall scaring me out of the room – while Mom contended with a real beast. She was setting out buckets all over the living room to catch the water oozing out of the fissures and cracks in the ceiling. Later I found out she had been afraid the whole damn roof was going to cave in on us, but at the time she pretended it was a game – a fun thing to do together. She had me searching for bowls, buckets, and hats – until each little fissure was represented by a counterpart on the worn hardwood floor – and when a bucket would fill, she would grab one of the mongrel cups or bowls from my loot while pouring the buckets contents into the kitchen sink and then dutifully replace them.

But even though she presented a calm rational exterior I knew something was very wrong. And I remember admiring her. She was fearless, capable and godlike. Nothing could harm me with her protection. She was able to keep the world away with her brilliant mind and convert anyone in her circle of influence to her point of view.

But that night I saw panic when she didn’t know I was watching. It was complicated seeing it and not wanting to see it. So I chose to believe the buckets were a game, knowing it was a protective lie – a lie affirming her love for me.

The streetlights flickered in the rain. Some UV scrims down the block looked as if a colossal box cutter had sliced them – they flapped in the wind like serpent shaped kites.

D.C. was tolerable. It was cleaner than New York and had a much more reliable and quick acting body pick up service unlike the Corner Hut Drop Off Centers of New York, which were always teeming with mutant flies and reeked of decaying flesh no matter how often the workers cleaned them out. It was an ineffectual system and a health hazard. But you hardly ever saw the dead on the streets like you did here in D.C., even if they didn’t stay long on the walkways you were still confronted with them daily.

Maybe it was a bit healthier here but I preferred New York. It felt more like an old city, with people doing all different sorts of things besides just working for the government or on some government related project. More than anything it was my connection to a personal history I missed – even if New York barely resembled the one of my youth and even if it never snowed anymore and the winters felt like warm fall days from childhood. I knew it. Somewhere under its fading, wilting petals the stem was the same.

And despite the elaborate scrim maze providing the best UV protection in the world (or so we were told by our government) I had preferred shabby New York. If only I could have gotten my mother to move. But that was like asking lead to turn into gold. And even though it got tiresome always wearing a protection suit or carry a UV umbrella or coating my skin with titanium dioxide which made me and my mom break out like hormonal teenagers if we so much as looked at the stuff, she would hear nothing of the virtues of my new city. She desperately loved all that was left of New York.

On the steps of the apartment building across the street a black shape moved. It was big enough to be a person but could have been a box or a piece of furniture left out for trash pick-up which had caught in the gale force wind, but most likely it was one of the infected. A crack of lightening lit the street clearly and I saw the woman. Skeleton Plague. Aptly named for the visual state it left its victims in – their skin and fat tissues were literally cannibalized by their bodies immune system and the results were a horrifying sight – skin turned paper white, taught and veiny, held up by the jagged tent poles of their bones.

The government said Skeleton Plague was communicable, but it was an autoimmune disease. The scientific community was still debating its genesis and treat-ability, but that was it. We knew something was turning white blood cells into cannibalistic machines, whether it was UV-B, UV-A rays or some other solar radiation mixed with pollution we weren’t certain. There was always a new outbreak during solar flares and there had never been any evidence of it being contagious, but people were afraid and the CDC had decided early on it was best to treat it like all the other plagues that had come down the pike and keep its victims quarantined. Those that got it generally spent a lot of time outside and didn’t alter their behavior during solar flare warnings or relied only on the city scrims to protect them. The woman had probably escaped from quarantine in a vein attempt to see her family one last time, but they wouldn’t open the door for her.

In the next crack of lightening I saw her convulsing. She was in the last throws of life. I called the health department and a few minutes later I saw a Hazmat team take her body away. No fanfare, no ceremony. Life reduced to inconvenient garbage. It hadn’t always been like that. I could almost remember a different time. Mom told me crazy stories about her childhood and what seemed like an Edenic period at the turn of the century. I never really believed her until I was in college and studied history.

…..

Blessings to all – our thoughts and prayers are with all of you on the east coast,

Denise

Update: elections, migraines, politics, private readings

     OK, I know I said I would do readings again, but I have to go with the dreams and patterns that are happening. The very thing that has given me the gift of seeing the future was born out of a very difficult childhood and as a result I have neurological issues that are being triggered by taking on the stress of others. Someday in a book or on this blog I’ll go into it but for now I have to say I’ve had dreams about this being a bad idea for me.
     I have been doing extensive praying for the world. More than that I have been projecting psychic energy into the the collective unconscious to try and help all humanity, nature and keep us on the path toward saving this earth rather than destroying it.
     This is my work. This is what I am called to do, the blog is just one incarnation. Other versions of this will come out through my writing. I am someone who likes to remain hidden for reasons going back to my childhood. I have taken on much in my life – too much for me to bear at times.
     Right now I feel the pain of this world so intensely that I can’t take all the individual pain on right now. I wish I could,  but I am already starting to suffer from terrible neurological issues. Those of you who have read my blog for a while know I suffer from a rare debilitating kind of migraine – and as it turns out it’s not just one type but two.
     The more pain people unload on me the more violent and painful the migraines which I’ve been having again since saying I would do private readings. It’s also why I  felt I had to charge so much to make up for the down time. But it’s not for me right now. I have to be well and stay the course. I was getting healthy when I focused on my writing and this blog.
     I am thankful to so many of you who have been supportive. And I wish I could lift up those of you who are going through such terrible times. I do know however that things are going to get better and are slowly but surely.
     What we’ve all been through was huge and it is taking a Herculean effort by those good people who serve us in Washington to turn this around. Sadly, not everyone who goes into public service is good.
     I am not surprised by the venom with which the Republicans have shown in their comments toward me. I worked as the manager at a polling site in 2000 during the Gore-Bush election. I knew the outcome would be Bush in the Whitehouse and Gore would win the popular vote. I knew looking at their astrology. And I just knew it. I also knew there would be a tremendous amount of cheating on the side of Republicans.  Even in my district which was very Blue/Democratic they came in every hour during the morning to make sure and check to see what Republicans had voted – which is legal but the Dems didn’t do this, and then when the afternoon came and they didn’t come back in I noticed they had dropped off a bunch of Republican pamphlets instructing people on which candidates to vote for and which measures they felt were good. This is illegal. It is called electioneering. No one is supposed to put up signs or pass out pamphlets within 100 feet of a polling place. But they literally dropped them next to the legitimate literature people picked up before going into the booth. I was livid. Nothing was done. I called the police – they did nothing – the news was eclipsed by much bigger versions of this in Florida and alas we have history, 9/11, and two wars still going and the worst economic disaster since the 1929. Yet they pretend to freak out over what happened in Libya as if it was all the fault of the Obama administration when they got several memos stating that airplanes were going to be used to take down the Twin Towers. Really the nerve of these guys is disgusting. They wouldn’t take responsibility for that even though it was clearly their mistake – Condoleezza Rice said with no visible remorse that yeah, she’d seen the memo, but what were they going to do about it? How about get George Bush to come back from his 6 week vacation on his ranch and make plans to find the terrorists? That would have been a start.
     The election debacle or Republican coup – make no mistake it was no accident. When I went to the county with the pamphlets, they told me it had happened at EVERY POLLING PLACE in CALIFORNIA! Yes, and nothing was said or done about it. These are the people Obama and the Democrats are fighting against – people so greedy and desperate for power (think Smeogol in the Lord of the Rings) that nothing else matters but getting their way – by any means necessary.
     They are Machiavellian. Sorry to say, it’s not just an ideological difference – those who choose to go into leadership in this party are a very different sort of politician – not all of them, but most of them. I pray that this changes and we get back the good Republicans of old who were as dedicated to American values as Democrats are (pre-Nixon), but for the most part the Republicans are dedicated to tearing this country in two classes – wealthy and abject poverty so they can freely exploit those they wish like they did in the good old days when women didn’t have the vote and slavery was legal. Make no mistake we had a coup in 2000 and while I don’t believe they care enough about Romney to orchestrate such a broad scheme, they do fight dirty. And then they complain about it when they get hit back. It’s really disgusting.
     I’m not sure why the Republicans wanted Howdy Doody meets Forrest Gump as their leader except maybe he represented what appeared to be the perfect puppet. But a leader is NOT a puppet. The president makes the calls at the end of the day no matter what and I knew we were headed for terrible danger. I even wrote a book about it starting in 1999 when I finished the first draft. I saw the polarization of America coming. The set of rules for those in power and the rest of us and many other things that have come to pass and will if things go down that road.
     But there are good people in government – despite what cynics think and what Republicans believe. Even some good Republicans who haven’t gotten the memo out of willful ignorance of reality or perhaps just intense disregard for what the party has become.
     I know Obama is a good man. I know Hillary Clinton is putting herself through hell because she wants to help people. I can feel the people who are in politics not to grab power for themselves, but to lift people up and make this country a better place – true Americans who believe in the core of this country and the ideals that make it great.
     We have a choice. We have always had one. We have chosen the dark path on more than one occasion and corrected our mistake. Obama is a correction and he will continue to make this country better and the world better. He isn’t perfect and I don’t agree with everything he’s done but he has to give to get and we have to start somewhere.
     What I can tell everyone is: Obama is in politics because like me he wants to serve people. He believes in the goodness of humanity. And like me sometimes that’s not always easy to do when we are treated badly – when racism, sexism, or just mean-spirited, selfish people take aim at you.
     I would never lie and say that I don’t have an agenda. I do. I want to make this world a better place for all beings. I want so much for us to clean up our mess, to be kind and respectful of all life, to walk our talk. If you believe in God in any form then you should want what I do – to preserve creation. If you don’t you are not a man or woman of God – you are part of the dark side – the chaos – destruction. Count yourself down with the truth of that and I have no problems.
     What I can’t stand are hypocrites – those who claim to want what’s best and use hatred, racism, anger, misogyny and whatever twisted emotion we all struggle with against those who lack the introspection to be clear about what is happening. Think what you will of me, but I don’t get paid to write this blog. I do it because I hope and pray for a better world. And there are many other people out there like me who have put themselves in the sites of very bad people – people who would kill them – like Michael Moore who has constant death threats, just because he showed the world the man behind the curtain wasn’t always working for them.
     I wish all humanity could find that part of them that connects them to the Great Spirit/God/All Living Beings because if they did – there wold be no psychopaths, sociopaths or plutocrats. All would feel the pain of the other and empathy – the key to compassion and love would reign supreme as God intended it.
     Use your own intuition – do you see anything behind Romney other than used car salesman who just wants the job because his dad didn’t get it? The man has not one ideological bone in his body. As he has made clear he is a BUSINESSMAN. It was businessmen who crashed this economy 4 years ago. It was businessmen that shipped our jobs to China. It was businessmen who created the financial disaster we are in. As Romney said himself – it isn’t government who creates jobs – it’s business. So how can he create jobs if he doesn’t believe it’s the job of government to do so?
     Unfortunately for Romney history has proven him wrong. The Great Depression was defeated by government – by investing in hiring people, creating safety nets for the elderly, sick and widows – social security. Government did fix it and we had the MOST STABLE THRIVING ECONOMY IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD until the deregulation that happened in the 1980s via Reagan. Shortly after what he did the banks collapsed then, too. Or is that too far back for people to remember? All those S &L’s went under and one of the Bush boys went to jail for it among many others.
     If you don’t believe me just look at history. You don’t have to be psychic, or liberal or anything, just read some facts, use your brain, put some things together, be smart and you’ll see that “Trickle Down Economics” means “Rich people getting Richer,” while you and your family struggle to keep afloat.
     Blessings to you who walks in the light despite the darkness,
     Denise
PS. I still stand by what spirit told me last December 2011 that Obama will win but it will be a squeaker. I’ve asked again and it has remained the same.

Romney Deconstructed

Romney on debate night

Romney’s Chart

This is not with Romney’s birth time. But it gives us a great basic idea of the person he is. So Romney has his Sun, Mars, Mercury, Ceres all in Pisces. Pisces is a wonderful sign for psychics, spiritual leaders, and on the negative side con-artists and criminals. Pisces is ruled by Neptune and rules the 12th house.

Neptune is a trickster. It’s great for poets, writers, painters, oil men, spiritual people and psychics again but as Ernest Hemingway famously said all writers are liars. In this I believe he meant that to get to a greater truth writers have to twist facts and events to show the greater human drama behind the story. However these qualities are not great in a politician, a business leader or for someone in power.

Now lets look at all the Scorpio in his chart, the Moon, Jupiter and Chiron. Yes, and what does Scorpio rule –  the 8th house of power, death and rebirth also Pluto again death, destruction and it’s connected to the development of the A-bomb and WWII. It was discovered just before these horrific events occurred.

So water does all this water mean in his chart? Have you ever known someone with lots and lots of water in their chart? And not just water but mostly mutable planets. This is why he goes with the flow, changes on a dime and has no ideological compass. Everything he does is for emotional reasons including running for government. He like the last fellow Republican president and water sign George W. Bush, he feels first, and thinks second.

To be fair he does have a few planets in air Venus in Aquarius, Neptune in Libra and Uranus in Gemini which gives him that uptight, robotic vibe. He has two planets in Leo both outer planets, Saturn and  Pluto both in Leo. Romney has NO planets in Earth, which is probably why he has NO grounding in reality and why he can shift his ideological position faster than the Santa Ana’s whipping through a canyon.

Really, much like George W. Bush, his real motivation isn’t helping the American people or “creating new jobs” which he also said government can’t do according to him, so I’m not sure how he plans to do that and how he can promise that but that’s another issue… Romney’s reasons are emotional. He wants what his father had. He wants to be his dad – bottom line. He had nothing to offer but his own need to be important and live up to his father’s legacy.

It’s a sad state our country is in when a rich, dumb guy whose dad was a failed politician can get enough momentum based on the color of his skin and what hangs between his legs. And if your confused about whether I’m talking about George W or Romney, I’m talking about both.

We have a long way to go in this country. We’ve seen the underbelly of racism come out and we’re seeing misogyny in action with the Romney/Ryan ticket. A man whose grandpa had 5 wives and picked Ryan a man who wants to take away women’s rights, the ability for people to plan their family through contraception, change the definition of rape and put his sick wife through one of the most stressful situation any human being could be put through – running for President. She collapsed off stage after super Tuesday and was first diagnosed after Romney ran the Olympics. But I guess none of that mattered to him in making his decision. Any doctor would tell you that if you have MS the last thing you should be under is intense stress. If anyone noticed on that secret tape where he said he didn’t care about the 47%, he mentioned he wasn’t “using Ann” much. I’m pretty sure that’s why. One has to wonder how she can deal with all of it if she collapsed after super Tuesday. For her sake I hope he doesn’t win. She’ll for sure end up in a wheelchair or worse. It’s a terrible debilitating disease and if the roles were reversed and SHE were running for president and healthy and HE had MS, people would call her a selfish B.

Please make sure to vote,

Denise

Aside

It’s interesting that Romney states “government doesn’t create jobs” whenever Obama points out the jobs his policies created. But yet he’s going to create jobs? Huh? Oh, he means jobs exploitative jobs in undeveloped countries. Right – keep the plutocracy alive. Forget about the dream of a world of middle-class, full bellied, humane place – naw, it’s best when rich people get richer and surpress power people.

Romney lies so much it’s impossible to even follow his logic or fight him. He’s a slippery dude – that’s what you get when 90% of your planets are mutable. He’s a human chameleon. You can’t pin him down because there’s no there to pin down. Man this is just unbelievable.

Ironically, he talks about how his policies are going to “create jobs,” but yet that’s not supposed to be the government’s jobs. Historically however lots of jobs were created by the government which is what us brought us out of the Great Depression – yes, it was the policies of FDR. He created lots and lots of new jobs.

Remember the “Great Recession” was created by Hoover – oh, I mean Bush. I saw that coming as well. Seriously, when Romney’s lips are moving – he’s lying. I also want to address something that is said about Romney, how he’s such a great “family man,” if this were true he wouldn’t be running for president when his wife has MS. If he did win she’d end up in a wheelchair or worse die from the stress. I know I have neurological issues that are not nearly as severe and stress is VERY BAD for people with neurological problems. Romney’s smug selfish aims to do nothing for the “47%” – meaning half the population, shows he really doesn’t care. I can only say that this guy has no ideological center. His state was 48th out of 50th in job creation when he was govener. He got Obama Care – I mean Romney care passed with the help of Democrats, that’s about all he got done. I hope people actually do research reality. And not the BS spewing from this disgusting used car salesman. He’s truly a terrible man. I didn’t want to get too political but next thing I’m going to do is really show you who the man behind the curtain is with his chart in a few minutes.

Best and VOTE!

Denise

Best

Denise

Strength and Weakness

I think it’s interesting Romney always talks about showing strength. Ironically, everything about his chart shows he’s duplicitous and weak. Whatever one thinks about Obama, weakness is not in his chart. He is the living embodiment of extraordinarily strong. Climbing from a broken family, half-black and living in no one place for any length of time – a fractured family. To come from all that and climb to the top job of the world through his Leo sincerity and strength of character. This is the typical Republican strategy – projection, using someone’s strongest quality against them when it’s actually the Republican candidate who embodies this quality think George Bush who faked his way out of serving in Vietnam “Swift Boating,” John Kerry.

It’s just sad.

Peace be with you and make sure to vote. You have no idea the darkness that will follow if we go back down the George W/Romney route. But unfortunately I do. And it keeps me up at night.

Denise

Aside

OK, so I’ve started working on the podcast. The first one will be about Faery folk lore and the ancient Celts. As a result I contacted a local LA association called: The Celtic Arts Center. I’ve decided to call the show “Other Realms,” and we will go into depth about spirituality, mythology, ancient beliefs, astrology, psychic development, predictions, aliens, UFOs and of course there will be call in/write in questions from you all to be answered on air.

After the first one is done I will have more information on the logistics of how and where to listen. So I’ll keep everyone updated on that. For anyone in the LA area there will be a performance about Samhain (otherwise known as the Celtic New Year or Halloween) in Burbank. Here’s the link to buy tickets and any info you might need: http://www.celtic-rhythms.com/Samhain/aboutus.cfm

Here’s the basic info:

The Story of Halloween &
Celebration of
the Celtic New Year

Told Through Song, Story,
Music & Dance

Play with us this All Hallows Eve as the veil between
the worlds draws thin and beloved spirits dance again
to songs of old and tales untold.

Sunday, October 28, 2012
Burbank Moose Lodge
1901 Burbank Blvd, Burbank 
91506
Show Times: 3:30pm & 7:00pm 

Also the woman I spoke to connected to the center is a psychic and medium, not surprising as the Celts are known for their rich spiritual and psychic history. Her name is Aedan MacDonnell and she has a website if anyone’s interested in getting a reading soon: http://soulmuseinspirations.com/fr_home.cfm

OK, hope everyone is well and much love and peace to everyone out there.
Many blessings,
Denise
(Don’t forget to vote 11/6)
PS: If anyone has ideas about shows they’d be interested in hearing or know anyone who they think would be a great guest let me know via a post. Or you can e-mail me at denisesiegel@mail.com either for this or for a reading.

Readings

I get a lot of requests for private readings. Off and on when I am not over taxed I will do so. I do want to say generally my sense of the economy and where it will be in the next few years is better than I’ve felt in 10 years so, I’m happy about that. Many of you who are experiencing financial problems and job loss will find work and things will start to fall back into a full swing economy. This has been a huge relief to me. I have suffered a lot of anxiety since about 1998 about the coming economic downturn. In 1999 I predicted the 2000 election would be won by both candidates, and that Gore would win the popular vote but not sit in the White House and that Bush would win the Electoral college – this was purely based on their astrology which was incredible in that it looked like both would win – but Bush by just a hair more positive planetary energy than Gore. As I said on Coast to Coast I remembered this was possible due to being an American History geek. I also foresaw a lot of tragedy and despair associated with W’s presidency not directly do to him, but due to the people he filled his cabinet with.

I also felt that the there would be a Depression either way after the stock market crash of 2008 – whether Obama or McCain won. But I felt that the Depression would be greatly lessened with Obama and that McCain himself may have thrown the election in the end when he realized his mistake of picking Palin. I believe McCain is a good man who is very patriotic and I really felt he realized that he’d made a horrible mistake too late and was freaking out about it. Of course we’ll never know (or not until he’s on his death bed or his kids talk when he’s gone) what was really going on with him. But he was acting very erratically which to me seemed (at least unconsciously) purposeful due to his intense love of country and all that our nation stands for. All this is documented on the blog. I said these things back in in 2008.

I also knew there was no way Kerry was going to win. My husband told me he had seen Kerry speak on TV and thought he would be president one day. The moment I saw him I knew he never would.

Here’s another prediction for Ryan. His national political career is over at least for a very long time. It seems my prediction of a bigger Obama lead then I first expected is coming true.  It’s my belief that Ryan was the nail in his coffin – why I’m not sure. Perhaps it was what motivated the person who secretly taped and released Romney speaking at the country club. All I know is that I knew nothing about Paul Ryan, but once I heard he had been picked by Romney I heard that it was “the nail in the coffin” and the nomination would lead to a be bigger win for Obama then I first expected.

I’ll let people know when I have time to do readings again. I will post it here. For now I am channeling  my precognitive abilities into my writing which will hopefully reach more people and cost little to nothing for the vast majority to access. When I do take up doing readings every now and again I will always have a certain amount of time dedicated to help those who can’t afford my rates.

I am working with a woman who will be about a quarter my rate and she is very gifted. She is very plugged in especially on a personal one on one level with people. She’s able to pin point their issues and help them figure out what they need to do next. I’ll let everyone know when she is ready and will figure out how for everyone to get a hold of her. I have trained a handful of psychics. I only train the most gifted of the gifted. This woman is extraordinarily clairvoyant – I am very impressed with her.

Many blessings,

Denise

BTW for any skeptics or people who feel I’m a “Democratic Operative” to look at my record on all issues – including what would happen with the bill that bailed out the banking industry. I predicted the first time around it would not pass but a more anemic and worse version would. Really you can go through the blog and it reads as if I wrote these posts after the fact but keep in mind hindsight is 20/20 however I did not have that vantage point when posting. This was all yet to be. It’s odd, and if I weren’t the one who it happened to I would find it hard to believe. This is why I leave everything up just so my record can speak for itself.

Hey Everyone an Update…

I am liberal in my personal beliefs, because I do believe in helping other people whenever I can, and I do believe all people are not given the same opportunities in life.  In order for everyone to fulfill their true potential we need to help one another not tear each other down or deride those who make less or are less fortunate. So for those of you who claim me to be a liberal you are right – any person of faith in God (in my opinion) has to be. Every religious book, every spiritual practice teaches us to help the needy, love our brother as ourselves – you know all those things the bible teaches that so many Christians seem to have exchanged for a love of money which BTW goes directly against all teachings in both books of the bible.

Ironically I would not consider myself to be part of any organized religion – they are all too politically motivated and (in my opinion) often separate us from our own connection to the divine. But they do provide a great jumping off point and for the vast majority of people they work very well – just not people like me who are more shamanistic in our approach to the Great Spirit.

For those who think my predictions are what I wish where true, nothing could be further from the truth. Obama is actually far more conservative than I would like him to be. I wish he did do the things that FOX accuses him of, like helping the needy more. I do like him and admire him for turning this economy around and for trying to stay very much in the middle because that’s where the majority of Americans are – in the middle.

As liberal as I am about helping those in need I am very conservative about my views on violent criminals. I don’t believe that people who commit violent crimes should be given a chances which amounts to an experiment on the innocent masses of all of us who are non-violent. I do think people who hurt themselves like drug addicts and the insane should be given treatment rather than prison.

It’s true I have predicted many events I did not wish to happen. I knew Ronald Reagan would win – although I was too young to have a real opinion about this. I knew he would win a second term, I knew George Bush would win and that Clinton would get two terms that George W would win the electoral college making him our president and Al Gore would win the popular vote. I would have preferred Al Gore as the winner. In fact I was very upset about this revelation but I still made that prediction.

I actually voted for Hillary Clinton in the primary so I am not an operative for Obama although I think he’s done an amazing job despite how things have gone. The truth is I am compassionate and due to my empathy which is the very thing I use to read events and people through, it’s impossible for me to root for people whose policies I know would mean the death, destruction and contribute to poverty for millions more people.

I want everyone to be happy, healthy, and secure. I want everyone to find love and peace and a connection to God however they can or if they choose to not find God but just peace. I hold no grudges even for those who have betrayed me at the deepest levels and I pray for those who have hatred in their heart that they may find peace and happiness. It is from this perspective that I am proud to say that I am a liberal. I want freedom – this is the root of the word liberal – freedom. Just as the word libertarian comes from that same root.

I have traveled around the world and seen 3rd world countries and European democracies. I know that when people are encouraged to do well in school and given free education, when they are given real vacation time and healthcare they not only have a better quality of life they are happier more productive people with tighter family units. It is actually our government that set up many of these governments after WWII and we not only gave them freedom – we gave them a better deal than we have been able to give ourselves.

I understand that there has been a media machine brainwashing people who don’t benefit from a plutocracy – toward believing they somehow they will benefit from it. I have also had the special privilege of growing up among the wealthy 1 percent in fact my father’s family was in that group before the market crash of 1929. My grandfather was a CEO of a kosher meat-packing company and was very wealthy. His children were all conservative Republicans. My father and my mother as well were Republicans. We moved into a Republican enclave shortly before my father died when I was ten and I saw the man behind the curtain that so many Americans have not until now.

I was raised Catholic after my father died because that was my mother’s religion and it was the Rabbi who performed my father’s funeral service who introduced us to a wonderful church. I studied the bible intensively and many other religious traditions (later on). My father had wanted to be a Rabbi and in fact my family is Levite which is in the Jewish faith is from the tribe of Levi – or a sort of priest caste.

I am absolutely pro religious freedom because I believe all religions are right and all religions are flawed due to our inability to understand the nature of God and human beings desire for power over their fellow human beings. I really resent the idea that I am an “operative of Obama” as I truly am not. If there were a Republican who reflected my values I would vote Republican, but not since before Nixon has their been one that I would consider (and of course I was a baby then so…). I certainly would have voted for Lincoln. I would have voted for Eisenhower. Never have the Republicans been so in the pocket of the plutocrats. I know the Democrats are not perfect – but I do believe they are at least following in the footsteps of our Forefathers spirit. Yes, they too have been bought and if it were up to me I would say give all people running for the presidency 100,000 of public money and no more and disallow them from any contributions from the public or the private sector. I think if they actually had to convince us based on their ideas (as they used to before TV) and had to listen to our collective voices we would restore this democratic-republic to its true state of balance. Until then we are in trouble.

And there are Republicans I admire like John McCain. I just don’t think he would have made the best president at that time. He however is someone who is true to his ideals and I believe a stand up person. I’m sure if I met George W at a party, I would love the guy but that’s not who I vote for. I vote for people who will help the less fortunate because I don’t want to live in a world where hundreds of children run up to me trying to sell pencils (like in Bali) just so they can eat when they should be in school. I don’t want to live in a world where there are old blind beggars because we (despite our immense wealth) won’t give them social security or medicare. I don’t want to walk down a street where my heart aches for the hordes of homeless people we saw during the 80s when I worked 80 hours a week and gave every desperate person I could whatever money I had on me.

I believe that money is not the holy grail. I believe our connection to God and the divine, love and kindness are the holy grail that life has to offer. And that goes beyond just helping out our own family, it means helping all of humanity, all the earth and all the creatures that God has made.

Call me what you will, but this is who I am and it can not be separated from my spirituality. I see what I see and often it isn’t what I want. But just because it doesn’t match up with what others want to believe doesn’t make it wrong. In fact there have been so many things I saw coming that I didn’t want to happen like the inevitability of the Iraq war and the lies that were at the core of  selling it to us. The fact that George W was going to win because (his astrology was a tad better than Gore’s at the time for winning) and it actually upset me because I could see the dark road we were about to head down and indeed that happened. But that didn’t stop me from telling people what was going to be.

I don’t control anything. I’m just a messenger. And yes the old expression, “don’t kill the messenger” applies here. Don’t mistake me for having any power over events – I don’t. And just because I say it, doesn’t make it happen. For whatever reason I just know and am told by spirit what will happen. I am as powerless and as powerful as every other human being on this planet.

Sure if I had my way I would wave a magic wand and give everyone peace, happiness and prosperity but I can’t do that. We have to do that together by being rational and looking at the truth even when it goes against what we are led to believe.

Many blessings,

Denise

In response to all the people who have been writing me for readings. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to do this either through a podcast or something so that I can do it for free. I don’t like charging people for what I feel is something sacred. And I do feel money can pervert the ability in some cases. I originally set my rates based on what the going prices were and the fact that I was on the fence about doing readings because I do have a tendency to really empathize with my clients and it can really disturb me if they are having troubles. So I had to stop for my own health and I have been making my living writing (not for this blog by the way) and I feel that is where I am heading. I am however training a woman with an exceptional gift to take on people who need help. She will be charging less. I may on occasion do readings when I’m not so bogged down and I’m still looking for an outlet. If I could do it for people who need it but not have to charge them that would be ideal but find a way to be sponsored. So I am also looking into doing spots on radio and podcasts and when I’m not so bogged down doing my own podcast where I can read people.

For those of you who are in a bad place and want people to pray for you post on the prayer page. The more we pray for one another the better the world will be. As I said in my Noory interview the next 30 years will see climatic and environmental changes taking out more people than anything else – and all that is related to that like the spread of diseases, quakes, all things of natural origin.

Yes, the middle east will be in turmoil for a long time. But I guess it wasn’t clear that I was saying I didn’t see us getting involved in any more wars over there for the time being. Perhaps 8-12 years away but for now their conflicts will stay regional except the wars we are already involved in. Eventually I feel we will be pulled back into war and that war which we will teeter on for the next decade will the one no one would ever wish for WWIII.

In fact the future is a stew of our collective decisions and there is still a chance to change this if we want to. I am conservative on my views of Islam – the moderates are fine but the zealots remind me of the ancient middle-aged views that created the death of millions of Europeans. But I’m also concerned about people who claim to be of any religion who think murdering others or controlling others is the key to the problems of the world. God’s ways our beyond our understanding and we have to remain humble to that and follow the moral compass given us by our Creator. We know hurting, killing, violating, stealing, cheating, betraying are all hurtful – morality is really simple – Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. And if you can’t relate to others or lack compassion for their circumstances take a moment to reflect on something in your own life – a time when you may have done or been in a similar situation and first forgive yourself for your failings and then do what you can to help the other person be the best person they can be in whatever small way you can.

So for those who think I’m just a “liberal” which I am. Think about this I don’t just believe in God I KNOW there is a GOD and I KNOW without a doubt that GOD is so far beyond our puny human minds that we have no business judging those who have been less fortunate than ourselves.

Blessings to all beings, may peace, happiness, love and prosperity be a reality for all who choose the path of kindness.

Coast to Coast tomorrow night…

I realized that technically tonight would be the 20th. So I just wanted to clarify for anyone interested in listening to the interview, it will be technically on Friday morning as it starts at midnight PST and goes until 1 AM.

Best wishes,

Denise

Mitt Romeny’s Chart reposted with some extras

I didn’t post Mitt’s chart earlier because I did it on a different computer but here it is of course without his time of birth.

As you can see in his chart there is a plethora of water in his chart which as I researched past presidents was a no go. There has been very few Pisces presidents – the most notable being George Washington. However Washington had only one planet in water – his Sun in Pisces. In almost all cases of presidents we see very strong air/fire dynamics and this was also true of Washington despite his sun sign. I also actually ran the charts of both candidates a few days ago and was surprised to see just how impossible it would be for Romney to win against Obama. Pluto which rules the job of President is making terrible aspects to Romney during this period until the election which is why all this is coming to the surface – the real Romney. Obama on the other hand has a lot of support, trines and positive aspects. There are many reasons I won’t go into here but a few days ago after looking at their charts I was more than reassured my spirit guide was oh, so right about Obama winning. I’m going to repost what I wrote here back in May of this year about Romney’s chart which I completely stand by and you will see just how right on it has shown itself to be. I took a screen shot again so everyone could see the date. You can also use the search button on this site to find all I’ve written about Romney and Ryan.

And let me echo if you want to keep social security, medicare, medicade, unemployment benefits, disability then YOU HAVE TO VOTE. I’d like to say in closing that pretty much everything Romney has been espousing about the lazy, feckless masses applies primarily to Romney – call it projection. All of us need help at some point in our lives and most of us don’t have millionaire fathers to give us that help. In Romney’s case even his millionaire father had help from welfare and like so many others it was not a permanent state of being, just a hand up when in dire straights.

I personally would rather live in a world where people don’t suffer needlessly. I would rather every penny of my tax dollar go toward helping the poor, disabled, the veterans who come back from war broken, getting healthcare and mental healthcare to every person who needs it then giving rich people more money to buy mansions with. I can’t even imagine why the wealthy one percent could or would want to live in a world where they were in constant danger walking down the street because the masses were starving. How anyone could not feel the pain of a poor schizophrenic lacking mental healthcare wandering the streets barely surviving. Do we really want to live in this world of have-nots and a one percent of have-alls? Where we go back to what amounts to the Feudal Europe? Our forefathers sacrificed everything including their lives to leave and revolt against.

Romney and his kind of new aristocracy created by the wealthy protecting their interests and passing down their legacy through political dynasties (unfortunately unforseen by our forefathers who I believe would have written an amendment disallowing generations of people from the same family running for public office) – this is in direct conflict with the values of this country. We had Bush, now we have Romney who is a less charismatic, more uptight, narcissistic, privileged and entitled version of Bush. At least Bush was likable. I’m sure if I met that guy I would at least like him. Romney, hmmm, yeah, gives me Dead Zone moments just looking at him. Romney appears to have even less connection to the drama of life as a we humans, or rather us majority of miscreants know it. You know all us losers who aren’t millionaires.

Many blessings,

Denise

Coast to Coast with George Noory

I’ll be a guest on Coast to Coast with George Noory 9-20-2012 from midnight PST to 1 AM. So if you can please take a listen!

Blessings,

Denise

Prediction for 2012 Election

OK, I did a screen shot of the prediction I made December 6, 2011 – which was a year and a half ago when Newt Gingrich was leading in the polls by 40% and was the supposed shoe in. I’m re-posting it due to its prescient nature.

Here is the other thing I have meant to post since Ryan was named as VP was this same voice told me Ryan was the nail in Romney’s coffin. His fate has been sealed.

Interesting how ridiculous and unsubstantial the RNC convention was especially in comparison to the DNC one now unfolding which I had privately predicted, but didn’t bother to post. And let’s not forget hurricane Isaac which if the tables were turned would have been labeled God’s wrath by the Evangelicals Republican leaders. You know those types the ones who claimed AIDS was God’s wrath against gay people. Turns out AIDS doesn’t just happen to gay people and if God does have a wrath it surely will catch up to the idiots who said crap like that.

I will gather and post all the mean-spirited Republican comments that have been made on this site because it only shows what these “Christian” people are made of – the word is HATE. As far as I know hate isn’t a Christian value except in Republican circles and among crazed religious zealots who stone others to death or blow themselves up in the name of their God.

If someone does engage in hatefulness no matter what form – most especially if  that hate is utilized to hurt or destroy others – than without a doubt, ABSOLUTELY they are going against the WILL OF GOD. And they are perverting religion (no matter what kind) to fit a political agenda in order to suppress other human beings who BTW God also made. You may wish God to be on your side, but God is only on the side of the pure of heart and those who move His/Her children forward toward love, community, humility and peace. Fear, anger, hatred, suppression are all hallmarks of the opposite of a holy or God inspired or religious/spiritual person.

If you choose the darkness than expect it to overwhelm you, expect to be sucked down further and further until you can’t tell anymore that you are even drowning in it – until your very soul is strangled and you cease to exist. I don’t believe in hell, but I do believe evil is soul-destroying. And I mean that very literally.

Or the opposite is true, the more love and empathy you engage in, the more you grow your spirit – the more you learn – the closer you become to God. It’s your choice – about the only choice you really have. This is the meaning of free will.

So here’s a screen grab so you can see the date it was posted:

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Correction for James Holmes Chart:

A bunch of you wrote in and said that information coming out was actually that he was born 12/13/1987. I got my information from TMZ which had his birthdate as 12/10/1987 – to be honest it didn’t even look like a real human being’s chart. It’s hard to explain but I talked to my husband about it and it was so one-dimensional it seemed strange. I did wonder if it was accurate. So thanks to those of you who have given me what I hope to be his actual information. Here is his chart (solar only as no time has been given):

 

This chart makes more sense. He has an intensely tight Pluto Mars conjunction in Scorpio – giving him tremendous sexual and destructive drive and it’s only real aspect is to Neptune (loss, death.) Here’s a guy who perceived his female role model (often mom) as being very critical of him and his father (represented by the Sun.)

It would also make sense why he was so shy – this square with Moon being in Virgo would stifle his ability to emotionally engage with others although his Sun being in Sagittarius would have relished the attention. He clearly studied hard to get this attention and to find a way out of his shell.

In this chart his Mercury is not eclipsed by the Sun, but Uranus is, which means he was unpredictable and smarter than the previous chart would have indicated. Yet Uranus is still conjunct Saturn which dampens the genius of Uranus and would suggest more that his career should have been in new technology and science which it seemed it was, however when he got out of school and was in the middle of an economic downturn instead of realizing that many people were in similar situations, he turned his rage toward himself and then projected it outward toward society as a whole.

There are elements here which suggest paranoia and extreme self-absorption without the ability to see things from outside of his own perspective. So many of his planets are on one side, he has no real oppositions and only one significant square which leads me to believe life didn’t teach him compassion through experience. He was probably left to his own devices most of the time, perhaps a bit neglected but again his chart is strangely one-dimensional – less so than the previous chart but much more so than a normal chart.

With 5 planets in Sagittarius, Jupiter in Aries, Mars conjunct Pluto in Scorpio and Venus conjunct Ceres in Capricorn – he was a man who was incapable of seeing through anyone else’s eyes and had tremendous violent potential unless he had been guided or his soul had found a release for this intense energy. The Venus conjunction with Ceres in Capricorn shows he was very ambitious and also saw women as objects to be bought which is perhaps why he was registered on a call girl service or whatever it was that TMZ found.

His life was no doubt intensely frustrating as he would have wanted nothing more than to be noticed, admired, and had a freakishly intense sexual drive that turned into a lust for blood.

His stellium does show he had a brilliant side in academics and could have gone on to get his masters and doctorates degrees. If he had than we very well have turned out very differently – perhaps a mad scientist who pushed the envelope of science past our collective comfort zone.

With Jupiter in Aries his luck would have been entirely self-made. He could have had great success if he had the fortitude. But instead he let the dark side of his personality take over and fell into an abyss of anger, hatred and blame.

I wish someone in his life would have intervened, tried to reach out to this guy. He could have gone down a very different road if someone would have made an effort. However with Jupiter in Aries it was his fate to make his own way in the world – instead he made excuses and blamed everyone else for his failings.

From looking at pictures of him I’m not surprised by the first date I got and that chart. Perhaps it was a reflection of the man he is now. I don’t believe in chance. This was the chart of the guy he could have been. The chart he became was the two-dimensional monster that read like a comic book. The first chart I analyzed.

My best friend comes from a lineage of Chinese astrologers. Her mother taught me the basics of the system before she died. A story kept popping into my mind yesterday, about a man who had brought a chart to her uncle (also an astrologer) and the uncle had said, “This is not a human’s chart – it is an animal!” He was right. It was a goat’s chart.

When I looked at the chart given by TMZ I thought – this is the chart of a demonic. This isn’t human. It doesn’t have the complexity of a human being. When I told this to my husband he said, “But isn’t there someone born every second of every day in the world?” And I agreed, sure that was true, but perhaps not every second of every moment in every place in the world – perhaps that’s the difference. I can’t explain it, but there was a reason I called JH a subhuman based on that chart – that chart showed it. And again I don’t believe in coincidence so whatever James Holmes had started out to be in this world was abandoned and at some point his spirit left the building and what was left was the demonic chart of a mass murderer – the first chart I ran.

Best,

Denise

James Holmes Chart and Some Predictions

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Of course I don’t have his time of birth but I found the evil subhuman who murdered 12 innocent people and ruined about 70 people’s lives. Interesting there are more Sanitarians (and next their opposite Geminis) in jail than any other sign. This is saying a lot as Sagittarius is the luckiest sign in the zodiac so if one gets caught they have probably been on a dark path for a very long time – this is both their curse and their “luck.” And it is often why you will find Sanitarians to be the most skeptical of all signs because they are sort of ignored by the Universe in a way, like children who act out for attention from their parents – Sags will do this but get no supernatural or divine intervention. This is because it is their lesson in this life to do good without being forced or coerced into doing it like many of us are. There are many amazing and truly angelic and great Sanitarians – those who channel their gifts in beautiful ways that make this world a better place. Nothing in a chart will make someone a killer or evil – it wil only reveal what sort of evil they will do if they choose that path. Our free will is in how we utilize our gifts and limitations. Our fate is the road map that determines the guidelines and gifts which we are given. Somewhere between the two we live our lives.

Firstly I’d like to make the point that Holmes was NOT a GENIUS nor was he “brilliant” as I’ve heard him described. He was well educated and because of that probably had an above average intelligence. His mercury was conjunct the Sun which is thought to actually be both a sign of intelligence and ruination of intelligence – or being burned up by the sun. So while he may have been academically intelligent all other types of intelligence would have been limited especially emotional intelligence. He also had Uranus near his Saturn and Sun so while he could have potentially had a great career in research and new technology – even neuroscience and perhaps could have (if he had a different soul) developed that into genius – again it is close enough to the Sun to be considered ruined by Vedic astrology – meaning both Saturn and Uranus were afflicted by their proximity to the Sun.

With so much fire in his chart his internal desire was for ATTENTION. His Leo moon is often an indicator of someone with narcissistic tendencies especially in his case where it makes a GRAND FIRE TRINE to his Moon and his Jupiter. Grand fire trines are often seen in the charts of serial killers and mass murderers – they have such an intense desire to be noticed and admired that if this isn’t channeled into the arts in terms of performance it usually sours into a festering burning coal of hatred that consumes the person – they believe they are so special and can’t understand why no one else can see how awesome they are. He also has another deadly give away that he’d one day go into murdering for attention Mars conjunct Pluto in Scorpio – both are made more intense by their connection to one another and of course Pluto is at home in Scorpio. He held a grudge – forever – and violence was his only way to be important, have power over other people and take out his anger on “the world” which didn’t acknowledge his specialness.

So much fire in a chart can be very destructive unless properly channeled. The fact that he had so much Sagittarius in his chart and didn’t go to Yale, Harvard, Berkley, Oxford or some other extraordinary school (or into the military where his desire to be a warrior could have been channeled positively) shows that he worked hard to do well in his academics, he was fond of research and being in his own world.

This guy has very few hard aspects – meaning his life was generally much easier than the average person which is part of the reason he never learned compassion. His biggest issue was his inability to connect with women and having a strange fantasy based relationship with them in general which led to disappointment when he had to deal with real women because as it turned out they were human too, not something he was interested in. His family was very likely pretty normal. His mother and father got along. He may have had an odd relationship with his sister or a rivalry with her (or some other important long term female in his life) but that’s about as bad as it would have gotten for this kid who had everything available to him. His biggest misfortune was entering the job market during a depression. And of course someone as amazing as he was (in his mind) was completely humiliated by actually having to work a regular old job at a fast food joint.

I heard one survivor say they felt sorry for Holmes. I do not. I would caution anyone to do so. This is not a person who had a terrible life – this is someone with an average life and who was gifted with many opportunities – things didin’t work out how he expected (wah-wah, everyone has this happen to them and they don’t murder people because of it) and he killed innocent people because he is a vein, idiotic narcissist.

One thing I have found when working on cases of serial killers and people of this guys ilke are how very different they are than one would expect. One would expect an intense passion – intense hatred or anger or something, but interestingly they have none of that – they are like robots. They are cold – calculated and in fact hard to track because they leave no emotion behind to follow which is why I have to go through the victim to find them. They feel nothing for anyone other than themselves. They are wired in a way were they have absolutely no ability to feel for anyone but themselves. I would say they probably don’t really even have a clue what love is – even for their own families, no matter how much love they were given – the closest thing to it would be attachment.

They are remarkable only in that they manage to pass as “normal.” Truly they are anything, but normal. The reason they are so unmemorable and make no connections with other human beings is because they don’t have the same internal emotional life that other human beings do. They are often described as mousy, unremarkable, almost invisible.

However they do seem to want to be worshipped and in control – have power over other people which is confounding when one considers the contradiction there is in not caring for anyone other than the self and yet desiring acceptance, adulation, attention and love from other people.

I have to note here what many astrologers have pointed out – the grand trine and it’s relationship to criminal behavior. I have seen this myself. And full disclosure I also have a grand trine but it is in water and part of a kite formation. Grand trines are a gift of ease from past lives however their negative side (and this is a big negative) is that energy circulates like a needle on a record player that wears a groove in the soul of the person. It’s not easy for people with grand trines to get out of the mindset, the feeling, the thought process or the rage they maybe experiencing. From my research almost all the criminals with grand trines had them in either fire or air, sometimes earth but I haven’t come across any in water – that’s because a person with a grand water trine is more likely to kill himself (Kurt Cobain had this configuration) than someone else. It’s common for people who have a grand water trine to have an overabundance of compassion, psychic ability and sensitivity. Grand water trines are often  (in my experience) seen in people who are exceptionally psychic or exceptionally creative or both. This is the only real exception to the grand trine that I’ve noticed and it was easy for me to do research on this because I was born during a period of about three months when three major planets aligned in a grand water trine – along with Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, myself, a fellow gifted psychic (the best I ever trained and good enough to have become a celebrity if she had wished) she was also a musician and visual artist like myself. She also had a lot of emotional problems and suffered from depression. These are just a handful of those who I’ve seen with the grand water trine – and always it is highly creative at the very least and most dangerous to the person who has it not to others.

But back to Holmes – his chart reads like a very one dimensional person. There wasn’t much to this guy which is perhaps why he had no interior emotional life, no friends, and nothing much to give the world except a reminder of a sick culture built on narcissism and a desire to be famous for 15 minutes even if that means killing to get the fix.

Ironically a recent fictional piece I’d written and registered had a drop out medical student as a serial killer. Within a month of writing the piece I also met a woman who fit the description of the lead character (half-African American and a Jewish mother.) Her father was actually from the same city I mentioned in the piece. In the story she uses an “Ordinary Superhero” as cover for her work fighting the demonic. The drop out doctor was actually possessed by a demon – from looking at pictures of Holmes I am pretty sure he was possessed by a demonic force as well.

And even though I am not a member of any organized religion I do believe there is evil in this world. I am not of the opinion that everything is love and light. I do believe we are in a fight now – a fight for the earth – for humanity’s evolution and against the darkness. This is the very reason I want to train people to utilize their own psychic abilities for good – sometimes we have to fight for the light we can’t just visualize it. If we could there would be no Hitler, no Stalin, no Darfur, no slaughter of the Native Americans, no Middle-Ages, no warlords and no war. Unfortunately, there is so much darkness and I have decided to stop reporting on the future outbreaks of it because by the time I see them they are trains that can not be stopped. I will only report those that have a chance of being turned around for the better.

It’s vitally important now that everyone work on being a light in this darkness. The more light we have the more assured we are of moving in the right direction – where we can come together and solve the bigger problems we face that threaten the future of our species.

Oh, and again 2012, December 21st – don’t sweat it.

I am very matter-of-fact and believe humanity is as good as it is evil.  Just want to throw that out there for those of you who want me to be all love and light. I’m not. I embrace the darkness within me so that I can face it and keep it at bay. I found that psychics who didn’t are often very passive aggressive and inaccurate. We, like the Universe we live in, are all things – the important part is that we choose to serve the greater good and be good people.

I want to give my condolences to everyone who went through that tragedy in Aurora  – not just the people who crossed over and their families. I literally feel your pain and am very distraught for all of you. May this tragedy be an incident not a defining moment and may GOD’s grace transition you from your grief, guilt, pain and anger toward your true mission on this earth. My heart and love goes out to you. You are in my prayers.

Many blessings,

Denise

Podcast Update

Alright I bought a mic this afternoon and then got a call to be on Mary Lynn Rajskub of 24 (Chloe) fame’s podcast. She has done a ridiculous amount of work including playing Adam Sandler’s sister in “Punch Drunk Love” and being on the seminal alternative comedy TV show, “Mr. Show,” (among many millions of other brilliant things she has done including stand-up comedy.) She’s not only an actress/comedian, but also a fellow visual artist and seeker. We’ve been friends since both playing the club Largo (me as a musician – she as a comedian) since the mid 1990s.

I thought it was odd that within hours of buying that mic she called about being on her podcast, which will air on Nerdist here’s the link: http://www.nerdist.com/. I will let everyone know about the interview when it happens.

I am also gearing up for my own podcast and am going to soon set up a special e-mail address that will be specifically for people who want a free reading in exchange for using your voice and reading on the podcast. I will of course honor people’s privacy as best I can. If someone is concerned we can use just the person’s first letter or something for those who want to remain very anonymous. So keep check for that upcoming information. I am going to start testing the technology this week and once my kid is back into a schedule I will start things up.

 

Blessings,
Denise

Howdy all…

I’ve been thinking about and feeling guilty and horrible that I haven’t had a chance to blog or follow-up on checking all the e-mails that have come into this blog. I am in the middle of cleaning up the novel Americhrist which I have decided to publish via ibook rather than through a traditional publisher, despite talks with one company – there are too many changes they want me to make and this book is as much a work of fiction as it is a vision of the future of this country. I believe all the best sci-fi/fantasy writers (like Philip K. Dick, H.G. Wells, Margaret Atwood, just to name a very few) were not just writers but visionaries who saw patterns and perhaps in some cases had the gift of precognition.

While I’ve been re-reading this book – I have to say it kind of freaks me out. The first draft was written in 1999. So many of the things predicted have already started to come to pass – which I’ve had to change in the book because when I wrote it, “Junk DNA” was the name for what is  now called “non-coding DNA” or “dark matter DNA.” At the time it was thought to literally be junk, doing nothing. But since 2008 it has been proven that there is pertinent info in this “Junk DNA” hence the name change. Science now realizes that Junk DNA also known as RNA does have a purpose, much of it still unknown.

I also read in Discover magazine that one of the solutions to a drought in the book is actually in development right now. So there you go. That’s not some of the much bigger things which I won’t blow here.

For all those interested in getting readings I am working on a podcast. I’ve been doing research and will probably have that together in the next 6 weeks or so. Once I have everything figured out and all the technology in place I will ask those of you who are interested in getting a free reading in exchange for using your voice on the podcast to let me know through this site or via an e-mail address I’ll set up when the time comes. I’ll then have people call in during a time frame and do it live and then broadcast it later.

I have also put together a small class which will start soon. I’m going to tape these and put them up as podcasts as well. The purpose of these will be learning the basics of all sorts of divination – astrology being very complicated will only be touched on lastly. The main function of the lessons will be how to learn to be your own psychic, use simple tools like a pendulum, how to see or feel auras, hot to tell if your dream is psychological or psychic, how to do psychic protection, channeling or communicating with one’s spirit guides, numerology, tarot, perhaps the Kabbalah as it relates to the tarot and divination and again touch on the basics of astrology. Different people will find they relate to these tools differently and the one that speaks to them. Of course knowing all of these things is great but usually you really need to connect with one and use that to its fullest and that’s it.

One doesn’t need to be “psychic” to use these oracles. The oracles themselves pull from the ether and give the information you can use. However the information is more general if one isn’t psychic. For example getting a reading from someone who is an extraordinary psychic is very freaky for most people – the psychic will get names, see people in your life, may even know the layout of your home  and pieces of furniture you have (if you are asking about finding an item that’s lost). Most people who work as psychics are not necessarily psychic but rather trained in how to use oracles. So my point here is that you don’t need to be born able to read minds and seeing the future, auras, or dead people to ask the universe for guidance and actually get it.

I have mostly taught professional psychics how to get more precise information through channeling and trance work. In this case I have purposefully put together a group of people who will run the gamut of abilities none are professional psychics  however  they all have one thing in common is their honest desire to learn. I will give them exercises you can try yourself or start your own group and pair off with interested parties.

In the case of my group I know all of them in varying degrees however none of them know each other which will be important because I’m going to pair them together and give each other readings to help build confidence and try out the techniques. I would encourage people who are interested in learning how to use their abilities to work with people they don’t know at all or very well so they can be impressed by their own ability to get information out of the air. This builds confidence and ability to trust in ones intuition. Hopefully, these lesson podcasts will be helpful to those of you who want to expand into that arena and at least be useful for those questions that you need answers to quickly and help guide you on your journey.

For those of you who are interested in getting a reading from me on the other podcasts I’ll let you know when I’m almost there and you can contact me through an e-mail dedicated to that issue.

So sorry if I haven’t answered your e-mails. I haven’t checked anything but my personal e-mail on occasion. Once I get sorted I will start checking the e-mail for this blog and I will again put up an e-mail address for those interested in getting free readings through the podcast.

I read someone mentioning that they weren’t a psychic but they felt things were getting worse. I have to say that I have felt we as a whole have been lucky so far. I wasn’t surprised by this latest banking scandal in fact I wasn’t surprised either by the huge drought in the Mid-West. We (as a group) have continuously chosen the dark path and than every once in a while we’ve skipped over and decided to choose the light. The more generous, loving, kind, non-judgemental and considerate we are to one another the better our world will do. Unfortunately this isn’t the course that a great majority of people have chosen and in fact I feel our whole culture has moved from being psychologically normal to having a personality disorder. It seems every man for himself is just fine – instead of coming together as a whole and fighting to put the world back on the right path, we have a divisive and evil elite who are doing everything they can to subjugate humanity for their own personal feeling of superiority – in reality if the middle class is eliminated and the world is one big third world country and the one percent have 99,99% of all resources then science, art and culture will come to a grinding halt. And so I ask what will that .01% have? A world of crappy healthcare, where progress reverses and arts stop evolving. Who will be able to afford an education? Who will engineer buildings, cure cancer, paint beautiful paintings? If these sick freaks hoard all the world’s resources they are cutting their noses off to spite their neighbor’s face. What mental illness is this that encourages greed, selfishness, lack of compassion and judgmentalness – I think you guessed it, NARCISSISM. We live in a culture where people  just want to be famous to see their face on TV and other people watch them because they want to feel better about themselves – this voyeurism has broken down our culture more than anything besides the Reagan era’s love of greed and selfishness. There’s a reason every religion and all spiritual teachings speak of these qualities as being the road to darkness – THEY ARE.

It’s hard to resist being judgemental in a world that constantly judges. It’s hard to be kind when half a dozen people you meet a day, or more, are totally disrespectful and rude. But try to resist being caught up in the storm and do your best to show kindness and respect and love for your fellow-man – the results will be exponential. In essence we need to start really caring about one another not just about those in our immediate environment. Take the time to help someone out – a stranger – even if it’s just telling them their tire is flat or give directions or report gun shots in the middle of the night – whatever you can do to make a difference for the better – do it – nothing is too small to count.

Many blessings,

Denise

The Music Biz and how it predicts our FInancial future…

For those who may not know the music industry that had existed for nearly a hundred years started to collapse around 1998 and is now a shadow of its former self. I know because I was a musician and am married to one as well. I was lucky I got out – My band which had put out one indie record and was then offered a deal with Sony through a smaller label who had a deal with them, didn’t go through with our deal as the other two members didn’t feel comfortable with the changing negotiations. In fairness to them I knew it was because the industry was changing and felt it was a more than fair deal for our bizarre off beat band but there were many issues which led me to believe it was a blessing in disguise – one of them was my overwhelming feeling of darkness – that the whole industry was about to fall off the cliff and with a married couple with both in that business we would be devastated and never able to have a family or a normal life. So although I had worked hard and was very torn up about my decision I turned down an enormous amount of money and walked away from an awaiting catastrophe.

As bad as the music business was and I could tell you some horrible stories, at least musicians and songwriters were able to live middle-class lives. For the most part this is no longer true unless one had the good fortune to make a lot of money before the collapse and invested it well. Or if you are one of a handful of artists who have fans who will actually buy your work.

I am re-printing a piece from David Lowery – founder of the seminal band “Cracker.” He now teaches music business economics at a University in Georgia. He illustrates the collapse well and why the devaluation of intellectual property is very bad. I will add here that this will ultimately DEVASTATE the U.S. ECONOMY. The same feeling I had before the end of the music industry and the darkness I felt connected to the fall that was coming in the STOCK MARKET is back and stronger than ever. The second part of that fall is about to happen and the reason is we have been dogging bullets and avoiding reality but truth be told the ONLY THING WE EXPORT IS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. The only real way for a person to pull themselves up from the middle class to the upper-middle class or toward wealth is through INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. We have now decimated this highway and given it over to corporations. We no longer MAKE things here. The 90s model of us being the intellectual leaders of the world – exporting our inventions, culture and innovation is now a road that has been blown up by CORPORATE interests whose GREEDY 1% will not stop until they have ALL the WEALTH and we are ALL STARVING to DEATH and WILLING TO DO ANYTHING for ANY AMOUNT of money just to SURVIVE. Yes this is the future we have been picking through our own personal greed and devaluing, dividing and conquering the world through money and power.

I haven’t wanted to bum people out and have been avoiding talking about this. We have been choosing the dark path for 40 years and while there is always a way to correct and change the future our fate is being sealed with each greedy, manipulative and negative, mean-spirited thing each of us do in our daily life.

We NEED A SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION. RESPECT, LOVE, COMPASSION, HONESTY and KINDNESS on all counts – there is no such thing as “IT’S JUST BUSINESS.” The earth has limited resources and while we’ve been being sold theoretical business models that pretend there are infinite resources on earth we all know THIS IS BS. And when the ball drops it will be more painful than we can ever imagine.

Truthfully I’m terrified. I hope we can come together collectively and those who are here to move humanity toward the light will step up and do their job and stand up now before IT’s too late.

Here’s the re-print of what Professor Lowery had to say:

A great piece by David Lowry about music piracy that has gone viral!

http://thetrichordist.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/letter-to-emily-white-at-npr-all-songs-considered/

Letter to Emily White at NPR All Songs Considered.

Recently Emily White, an intern at NPR All Songs Considered and GM of what appears to be her college radio station, wrote a post on the NPR blog in which she acknowledged that while she had 11,000 songs in her music library, she’s only paid for 15 CDs in her life. Our intention is not to embarrass or shame her. We believe young people like Emily White who are fully engaged in the music scene are the artist’s biggest allies. We also believe–for reasons we’ll get into–that she has been been badly misinformed by the Free Culture movement. We only ask the opportunity to present a countervailing viewpoint.

Emily:

My intention here is not to shame you or embarrass you. I believe you are already on the side of musicians and artists and you are just grappling with how to do the right thing. I applaud your courage in admitting you do not pay for music, and that you do not want to but you are grappling with the moral implications. I just think that you have been presented with some false choices by what sounds a lot like what we hear from the “Free Culture” adherents.

I must disagree with the underlying premise of what you have written. Fairly compensating musicians is not a problem that is up to governments and large corporations to solve. It is not up to them to make it “convenient” so you don’t behave unethically. (Besides–is it really that inconvenient to download a song from iTunes into your iPhone? Is it that hard to type in your password? I think millions would disagree.)

Rather, fairness for musicians is a problem that requires each of us to individually look at our own actions, values and choices and try to anticipate the consequences of our choices. I would suggest to you that, like so many other policies in our society, it is up to us individually to put pressure on our governments and private corporations to act ethically and fairly when it comes to artists rights. Not the other way around. We cannot wait for these entities to act in the myriad little transactions that make up an ethical life. I’d suggest to you that, as a 21-year old adult who wants to work in the music business, it is especially important for you to come to grips with these very personal ethical issues.

I’ve been teaching college students about the economics of the music business at the University of Georgia for the last two years. Unfortunately for artists, most of them share your attitude about purchasing music. There is a disconnect between their personal behavior and a greater social injustice that is occurring. You seem to have internalized that ripping 11,000 tracks in your iPod compared to your purchase of 15 CDs in your lifetime feels pretty disproportionate. You also seem to recognize that you are not just ripping off the record labels but you are directly ripping off the artist and songwriters whose music you “don’t buy”. It doesn’t really matter that you didn’t take these tracks from a file-sharing site. That may seem like a neat dodge, but I’d suggest to you that from the artist’s point of view, it’s kind of irrelevant.

Now, my students typically justify their own disproportionate choices in one of two ways. I’m not trying to set up a “strawman”, but I do have a lot of  anecdotal experience with this.

“It’s OK not to pay for music because record companies rip off artists and do not pay artists anything.” In the vast majority of cases, this is not true. There have been some highly publicized abuses by record labels. But most record contracts specify royalties and advances to artists. Advances are important to understand–a prepayment of unearned royalties. Not a debt, more like a bet. The artist only has to “repay” (or “recoup”) the advance from record sales. If there are no or insufficient record sales, the advance is written off by the record company. So it’s false to say that record companies don’t pay artists. Most of the time they not only pay artists, but they make bets on artists.  And it should go without saying that the bets will get smaller and fewer the more unrecouped advances are paid by labels.

Secondly, by law the record label must pay songwriters (who may also be artists) something called a “mechanical royalty” for sales of CDs or downloads of the song. This is paid regardless of whether a record is recouped or not. The rate is predetermined, and the license is compulsory. Meaning that the file sharing sites could get the same license if they wanted to, at least for the songs. They don’t. They don’t wanna pay artists.

Also, you must consider the fact that the vast majority of artists are releasing albums independently and there is not a “real” record company. Usually just an imprint owned by the artist. In the vast majority of cases you are taking money directly from the artist. How does one know which labels are artist owned? It’s not always clear. But even in the case of corporate record labels, shouldn’t they be rewarded for the bets they make that provides you with recordings you enjoy? It’s not like the money goes into a giant bonfire in the middle of the woods while satanic priests conduct black masses and animal sacrifices. Usually some of that money flows back to artists, engineers and people like you who graduate from college and get jobs in the industry. And record labels also give your college radio stations all those CDs you play.

Artists can make money on the road (or its variant “Artists are rich”). The average income of a musician that files taxes is something like 35k a year w/o benefits. The vast majority of artists do not make significant money on the road. Until recently, most touring activity was a money losing operation. The idea was the artists would make up the loss through recorded music sales. This has been reversed by the financial logic of file-sharing and streaming. You now tour to support making albums if you are very, very lucky. Otherwise, you pay for making albums out of your own pocket. Only the very top tier of musicians make ANY money on the road. And only the 1% of the 1% makes significant money on the road. (For now.)

Over the last 12 years I’ve watched revenue flowing to artists collapse.

Recorded music revenue is down 64% since 1999.

Per capita spending on music is 47% lower than it was in 1973!!

The number of professional musicians has fallen 25% since 2000.

Of the 75,000 albums released in 2010 only 2,000 sold more than 5,000 copies. Only 1,000 sold more than 10,000 copies. Without going into details, 10,000 albums is about the point where independent artists begin to go into the black on professional album production, marketing and promotion.

On a personal level, I have witnessed the impoverishment of many critically acclaimed but marginally commercial artists. In particular, two dear friends: Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse) and Vic Chesnutt. Both of these artists, despite growing global popularity, saw their total  incomes fall in the last decade. There is no other explanation except for the fact that “fans” made the unethical choice to take their music without compensating these artists.

Shortly before Christmas 2009, Vic took his life. He was my neighbor, and I was there as they put him in the ambulance. On March 6th, 2010, Mark Linkous shot himself in the heart. Anybody who knew either of these musicians will tell you that the pair suffered depression. They will also tell you their situation was worsened by their financial situation. Vic was deeply in debt to hospitals and, at the time, was publicly complaining about losing his home. Mark was living in abject squalor in his remote studio in the Smokey Mountains without adequate access to the mental health care he so desperately needed.

I present these two stories to you not because I’m pointing fingers or want to shame you. I just want to illustrate that “small” personal decisions have very real consequences, particularly when millions of people make the decision not to compensate artists they supposedly “love”. And it is up to us individually to examine the consequences of our actions. It is not up to governments or corporations to make us choose to behave ethically. We have to do that ourselves.

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Now, having said all that, I also deeply empathize with your generation. You have grown up in a time when technological and commercial interests are attempting to change our principles and morality. Rather than using our morality and principles to guide us through technological change, there are those asking us to change our morality and principles to fit the technological change–if a machine can do something, it ought to be done. Although it is the premise of every “machines gone wild” story since Jules Verne or Fritz Lang, this is exactly backwards. Sadly, I see the effects of this thinking with many of my students.

These technological and commercial interests have largely exerted this pressure through the Free Culture movement, which is funded by a handful of large tech corporations and their foundations in the US, Canada, Europe and other countries.* Your letter clearly shows that you sense that something is deeply wrong, but you don’t put your finger on it. I want to commend you for doing this. I also want to enlist you in the fight to correct this outrage. Let me try to to show you exactly what is wrong. What it is you can’t put your finger on.

The fundamental shift in principals and morality is about who gets to control and exploit the work of an artist. The accepted norm for hudreds of years of western civilization is the artist exclusively has the right to exploit and control his/her work for a period of time. (Since the works that are are almost invariably the subject of these discussions are popular culture of one type or another, the duration of the copyright term is pretty much irrelevant for an ethical discussion.) By allowing the artist to treat his/her work as actual property, the artist can decide how to monetize his or her work. This system has worked very well for fans and artists. Now we are being asked to undo this not because we think this is a bad or unfair way to compensate artists but simply because it is technologically possible for corporations or individuals to exploit artists work without their permission on a massive scale and globally. We are being asked to continue to let these companies violate the law without being punished or prosecuted. We are being asked to change our morality and principals to match what I think are immoral and unethical business models.

Who are these companies? They are sites like The Pirate Bay, or Kim Dotcom and Megaupload. They are “legitimate” companies like Google that serve ads to these sites through AdChoices and Doubleclick. They are companies like Grooveshark that operate streaming siteswithout permission from artists and over the objections of the artist, much less payment of royalties lawfully set by the artist. They are the venture capitalists that raise money for these sites. They are the hardware makers that sell racks of servers to these companies. And so on and  so on.

What the corporate backed Free Culture movement is asking us to do is analogous to changing our morality and principles to allow the equivalent of looting. Say there is a neighborhood in your local big city. Let’s call it The ‘Net. In this neighborhood there are record stores. Because of some antiquated laws, The ‘Net was never assigned a police force. So in this neighborhood people simply loot all the products from the shelves of the record store. People know it’s wrong, but they do it because they know they will rarely be punished for doing so. What the commercial Free Culture movement (see the “hybrid economy”) is saying is that instead of putting a police force in this neighborhood we should simply change our values and morality to accept this behavior. We should change our morality and ethics to accept looting because it is simply possible to get away with it.  And nothing says freedom like getting away with it, right?

But it’s worse than that. It turns out that Verizon, AT&T, Charter etc etc are charging a toll to get into this neighborhood to get the free stuff. Further, companies like Google are selling maps (search results) that tell you where the stuff is that you want to loot. Companies like Megavideo are charging for a high speed looting service (premium accounts for faster downloads). Google is also selling ads in this neighborhood and sharing the revenue with everyone except the people who make the stuff being looted. Further, in order to loot you need to have a $1,000 dollar laptop, a $500 dollar iPhone or $400 Samsumg tablet. It turns out the supposedly “free” stuff really isn’t free. In fact it’s an expensive way to get “free” music. (Like most claimed “disruptive innovations”it turns out expensive subsidies exist elsewhere.) Companies are actually making money from this looting activity. These companies only make money if you change your principles and morality! And none of that money goes to the artists!

And believe it or not this is where the problem with Spotify starts. The internet is full of stories from artists detailing just how little they receive from Spotify. I shan’t repeat them here. They are epic. Spotify does not exist in a vacuum. The reason they can get away with paying so little to artists is because the alternative is The ‘Net where people have already purchased all the gear they need to loot those songs for free. Now while something like Spotify may be a solution for how to compensate artists fairly in the future, it is not a fair system now. As long as the consumer makes the unethical choice to support the looters, Spotify will not have to compensate artists fairly. There is simply no market pressure. Yet Spotify’s CEO is the 10th richest man in the UK music industry ahead of all but one artist on his service.

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So let’s go back and look at what it would have cost you to ethically and legally support the artists.

And I’m gonna give you a break. I’m not gonna even factor in the record company share. Let’s just pretend for your sake the record company isnt simply the artists imprint and  all record labels are evil and don’t deserve any money. Let’s just make the calculation based on exactly what the artist should make. First, the mechanical royalty to the songwriters. This is generally the artist. The royalty that is supposed to be paid by law is 9.1 cents a song for every download or copy. So that is $1,001 for all 11,000 of your songs. Now let’s suppose the artist has an average 15% royalty rate. This is calculated at wholesale value. Trust me, but this comes to 10.35 cents a song or $1,138.50. So to ethically and morally “get right” with the artists you would need to pay $2,139.50.

As a college student I’m sure this seems like a staggering sum of money. And in a way, it is. At least until you consider that you probably accumulated all these songs over a period of 10 years (5th grade). Sot that’s $17.82 dollars a month. Considering you are in your prime music buying years, you admit your life is “music centric” and you are a DJ, that $18 dollars a month sounds like a bargain. Certainly much much less than what I spent each month on music  during the 4 years I was a college radio DJ.

Let’s look at other things you (or your parents) might pay for each month and compare.

Smart phone with data plan: $40-100 a month.

High speed internet access: $30-60 dollars a month. Wait, but you use the university network? Well, buried in your student fees or tuition you are being charged a fee on the upper end of that scale.

Tuition at American University, Washington DC (excluding fees, room and board and books): $2,086 a month.

Car insurance or Metro card?  $100 a month?

Or simply look at the  value of the web appliances you use to enjoy music:

$2,139.50 = 1 smart phone + 1 full size ipod + 1 macbook.

Why do you pay real money for this other stuff but not music?

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The existential questions that your generation gets to answer are these:

Why do we value the network and hardware that delivers music but not the music itself?

Why are we willing to pay for computers, iPods, smartphones, data plans, and high speed internet access but not the music itself?

Why do we gladly give our money to some of the largest richest corporations in the world but not the companies and individuals who create and sell music?

This is a bit of hyperbole to emphasize the point. But it’s as if:

Networks: Giant mega corporations. Cool! have some money!

Hardware: Giant mega corporations. Cool! have some money!

Artists: 99.9 % lower middle class. Screw you, you greedy bastards!

Congratulations, your generation is the first generation in history to rebel by unsticking it to the man and instead sticking it to the weirdo freak musicians!

I am genuinely stunned by this. Since you appear to love first generation Indie Rock, and as a founding member of a first generation Indie Rock band I am now legally obligated to issue this order: kids, lawn, vacate.

You are doing it wrong.

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Emily, I know you are not exactly saying what I’ve illustrated above. You’ve unfortunately stumbled into the middle of a giant philosophical fight between artists and powerful commercial interests. To your benefit, it is clear you are trying to answer those existential questions posed to your generation. And in your heart, you grasp the contradiction. But I have to take issue with the following statement:

As I’ve grown up, I’ve come to realize the gravity of what file-sharing means to the musicians I love. I can’t support them with concert tickets and t-shirts alone. But I honestly don’t think my peers and I will ever pay for albums. I do think we will pay for convenience.

I’m sorry, but what is inconvenient about iTunes and, say, iTunes match (that let’s you stream all your music to all your devices) aside from having to pay? Same with Pandora premium, MOG and a host of other legitimate services. I can’t imagine that any other legal music service that is gonna be simpler than these to use. Isn’t convenience already here!

Ultimately there are three “inconvenient” things that MUST happen for any legal service:

1.create an account and provide a payment method (once)

2.enter your password.

3. Pay for music.

So what you are really saying is that you won’t do these three things. This is too inconvenient.  And I would guess that the most inconvenient part is….step 3.

That’s fine. But then you must live with the moral and ethical choice that you are making to not pay artists. And artists won’t be paid. And it won’t be the fault of some far away evil corporation. You “and your peers” ultimately bear this responsibility.

You may also find that this ultimately hinders your hopes of finding a job in the music industry.  Unless you’re planning on working for free.  Or unless you think Google is in the music industry–which it is not.

I also find this all this sort of sad.  Many in your generation are willing to pay a little extra to buy “fair trade” coffee that insures the workers that harvested the coffee were paid fairly.  Many in your generation will pay a little more to buy clothing and shoes from manufacturers that  certify they don’t use  sweatshops.  Many in your generation pressured Apple to examine working conditions at Foxconn in China.  Your generation is largely responsible for the recent cultural changes that has given more equality to same sex couples.  On nearly every count your generation is much more ethical and fair than my generation.   Except for one thing.  Artist rights.

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At the start of this I did say that I hoped to convert you to actively helping musicians and artists. That ultimately someone like you, someone so passionately involved in music is the best ally that musicians could have. Let me humbly suggest a few things:

First, you could legally buy music from artists. The best way to insure the money goes to artists? Buy it directly from their website or at their live shows. But if you can’t do that, there is a wide range of services and sites that will allow you to do this conveniently. Encourage your “peers” to also do this.

Second, actively “call out” those that profit by exploiting artists without compensation. File sharing sites are supported by corporate web advertising. Call corporations out by giving specific examples. For instance, say your favorite artist is Yo La Tengo. If you search at Google “free mp3 download Yo La Tengo” you will come up with various sites that offer illegal downloads of Yo La Tengo songs. I clicked on a link to the site www.beemp3.com where I found You La Tengo’s entire masterpiece album I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass.

I also found an ad for Geico Insurance which appeared to have been serviced to the site by “Ads by Google”. You won’t get any response by writing a file sharing site. They already know what they are doing is wrong. However Geico might be interested in this. And technically, Google’s policy is to not support piracy sites, however it seems to be rarely enforced. The best way to write any large corporation is to search for the “investor’s relations” page. For some reason there is always a human being on the other end of that contact form. You could also write your Congressman and Senator and suggest they come up with some way to divert the flow of advertising money back to the artists.

And on that matter of the $2,139.50 you owe to artists? Why not donate something to a charity that helps artists. Consider this your penance. In fact I’ll make a deal with you. For every dollar you personally donate I’ll match it up to the $500. Here are some suggestions.

Nuci’s Space.   This is Athens Georgia’s home grown musician health and mental health charity.  This would be a nice place to donate money if you were a fan of Vic Chesnutt.

http://www.nuci.org/

Music Cares. You can also donate to this charity run by the NARAS (the Grammys).http://www.grammy.org/musicares/donate

Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.  Friends speak highly of this organization.

American Heart Association Memorial Donation. Or since you loved Big Star and Alex Chilton, why not make a donation to The American Heart Association in Alex Chilton’s name? (Alex died of a heart attack)https://donate.americanheart.org/ecommerce/donation/acknowledgement_info.jsp?campaignId=&site=Heart&itemId=prod20007

I’m open to suggestions on this.

I sincerely wish you luck in your career in the music business and hope this has been enlightening in some small way.

David Lowery

The upcoming election Romney Vs. Obama

A friend asked if I would look at the upcoming election via astrology. I’ve already posted what I was told about the situation when Newt Gingrich was being lauded as the shoo in for the Republican candidacy. What I was told so far has born out that Romney would win the spot and that it would be a very tight race between Obama and Romney.

So just to double-check with the stars I checked out the lead up and the actual election day with their basic charts. Here’s the thing. It was as I was told – a NAIL BITER! If you care at all about the future of the US you HAVE TO VOTE this COMING ELECTION!

Here’s what I saw in the fall leading up to the election Romney would get a slight advantage. It might even look like he will or could win. He may even lead in the poles but on the day of the election Obama has enough of an astrological edge to beat out Romney.

I know a lot of people have been disappointed by Obama but the Obama we wanted to step up will have a much better shot if we not only give him the tools to do so – like a majority of Democrats in Congress but also he needs to communicate what he’s doing to help our economy. The thing is. He actually has helped it. We’ve averted bread lines and complete collapse that would otherwise have come our way but we are not out of the woods here and I don’t want to go too negative on Romney but the truth is the man was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and his job was created from a legal loop-hole that Reagan put in place. He loves firing people, thing is he’s never known what living on the edge is like and has no compassion for the common person. To be totally and completely straight here his chart terrifies me more than any other Republican I’ve ever seen. If you want to live in a 3rd world country (which has been the plan of the wealthy oligarchs for the past 40 years working and eroding every American institution put in place to level the playing field for all) then vote for Romney. He will be the nail on the coffin. And we will be living in a country where the middle-class and upper middle-class disintegrate and the wealthy go back to their Feudal roots.

And no offense to Mormons – there is nothing wrong with their religion, however if those people on the right actually investigated the beliefs of Mormons they would realize it has more in common with Scientology than it does with any other form of Christianity. I don’t judge people’s religion, everyone has their path to the creator. I do guarantee that Mormonism would deeply disturb Born Again Christians and Evangelicals if they bothered to do even the most cursory research.

Obama’s spiritual belief system is far more akin to the norm of most American citizens than Romney’s, again I’m no one to judge as I’m far from the norm but it is something that those who hold their religious principles dear should consider. If one looks into the history of the Mormons and into their belief system it has more in common with what Evangelicals would call the “occult” than it does with anything else. Again I have no problem with that, in fact I investigated the religion in high school because I found it fascinating but it’s ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY DEGREES LEFT of the RELIGIOUS RIGHT.

In Romney’s case it’s not his religion I have a problem with, its him. I think this man is about as in touch with the rest of us as whales are with Mount Everest.

Many blessings,

Denise

Oh, and I am currently working on teaching here in LA and I’m thinking of taping these sessions for those interested in podcast form – hopefully this will come together for everyone to hear by July.

OK, I had to cut out for a while to figure out this series of very disturbing information. I don’t like giving or being the bearer of bad news however the state of the world leaves me no choice.

Several weeks, perhaps a month now or more I was sitting at my computer writing at night when I saw (out of the corner of my eye a white ghostly being) I looked up at it. It was female. Her face was up against the glass of my living room window. She was all in white, with long white hair and the face of a skeleton. Yes, I was freaked out. I’ve grown accustomed to bizarre things, God knows I have seen and experienced first hand lots of very frightening and bizarre things (which is why I tell people being psychic is as much of a burden and a trauma as it is a “gift”) but this, I had never seen before. The only thing I could liken it to was, being in New Orleans a few months before Katrina (we went there because I told my husband it was going to be swept away by a hurricane) and seeing people walking around the city with skulls for heads. And when I would look at them and expect to have the illusion go away –  it wouldn’t. That and the overwhelming feeling of water rushing through there had me terrified. So I don’t take the skull face lightly. It is definitely a harbinger of death and why it came in the form of a female and was plastered to my window had me worried about my own family, etc.

I asked the spirit what she was about, why she had come (of course I didn’t invite her in for tea or anything. Most spirits can not get into my house due to the extensive psychic protection I do on a regular basis). She told me a few things that came true – negative things but it didn’t feel like everything. So within a few nights I had a dream about Mexico. Long story short I knew when I woke that they were in deep trouble – a major political event was going to be occurring and we were going to feel its effect, it would spill over in various ways across the boarder and potentially open up the gates to a number of things which you could imagine, famine, Al Queda and very evil people who are now doing very bad things down there.  I told an acquaintance of mine (who was from Mexico) about my dream of a revolution brewing down there and she confirmed she had heard this from people there. Of course here in the US we are not informed about anything going on past Angelina Jolie’s boobs, especially in Los Angeles.

I am worried that a nuke of some kind (maybe a dirty bomb) could be smuggled across the southern boarder, through the network of people hooked up to very dark things. I don’t want to get to specific because that isn’t what’s important and I feel it could endanger more people. The main thing is our government and we the people can’t take our eyes off of what is going on down there and we have to realize we are going to be dragged into their conflict if we ignore it. Enough said.  A few nights ago I saw a piece on the local news about a cult where they worshipped a female figure with a skull head – Santa Muerta – she is what I saw. I had no knowledge of this cult or even her existence until the experience followed by the news story a few days later.

Here’s a link I found about her once I found out who she was and it made too much sense: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Muerte

Sorry to deliver such scary news but I felt I was given it to pass it along as best I could. Pray for humanity, pray for our evolvement and pray for the earth. We need to get on the right path and save ourselves soon or things will get much worse in a few years.

Many blessings,

Denise

Mitt Romney’s Chart interpreted

Mitt Romney Astrology

Acquisitioned and duplicitous by nature, the real Romney is buried so deep behind layers of masks that he himself may not know his true nature. His need to control is intense and if elected (which he would say or do anything to gain power) would take a hatchet to many of the things we hold sacred as Americans in order to widen his own personal power. The reason being is he suffers under the delusion that he is “special,” a “chosen one,” here to make way for something akin to the rapture.

I really didn’t know what to think of this man until I saw his chart.  I didn’t really give him much thought other than knowing he would get the nomination and loose by a hair in the race. But his chart is disturbing. There are so many layers of smoke and mirrors and other than looking like a used car salesman in a panic to sell you a lemon, he struck me as vapid, his chart however shows a much more sinister side, one that will lead us further down the path toward becoming a third world country with a dictatorship – the ground work has been laid by previous administrations in the past several decades, and we have hovered back and forth from the brink of this but if Romney were ever to sit in the oval office, the mask of affability would peel off and we would see a dark side, probably something those closest to him know about but would never dare share.

As long as everyone around him does things his way, he’s a decent guy, problem is his values are at odds with the vast majority of Americans who believe in a fair shot and an even playing field. Romney does not and with every stroke of his pen he would further destroy the American dream for the middle class. His sense of privelage is intenseunlike anything I have seen except for in the charts of dictators. The one thing he has going for him is it is mollified by all the water in his chart which up until now has made his desire to be special about acquiring the most stuff or money but the dark seed of his emotional emptiness – where he can never be enough, never have enough, never be special enough is where his desire to be president stems from. And this my friends is a very dark shadow. He will not win this election, but be wary because this won’t be the last we see of his grabs for power.

Be sure to vote. Unless you wan slave wages and an America where you are so busy surviving you can not thrive and certainly you can not fight the powers that be – meaning Romney or anyone like him.

* And I would like to add his natal Pluto will be inconjuct transiting Pluto.

Many blessings,

Denise

 

An Idea…

I know it’s been a very long time since I’ve posted. I had to take a break for a bunch of reasons. I have gotten a lot of interest in people wanting readings and I have tried to figure out how to do this without getting too overwhelmed.

I have come up with an idea that I think might work. I don’t want people having to pay too much for my services however the work does take a physical toll on me. Usually, people have a few things that the spirits/the Great Spirit wants then to know and the rest of the time it ends up being more counseling and listening on my part. However, I end up getting very emotionally invested and stressed out with other people’s problems as I over empathize and worry, and think about people’s issues rather obsessively when they open up to me in that way.

So here’s my proposal for anyone interested and once we figure this out (if there is enough interest I’ll let everyone know) I’m thinking of renting a hall or getting a space donated and charging a small fee for everyone who enters. I will give everyone whatever main things they need to know. If I feel there is a breach of privacy by saying it to the group I will write it down for the person and give it to them. I actually should probably just write it down for everyone and will but if it’s OK to share I will. Perhaps I could also lead people in an excercise to help them get in touch with their own intuition, spiritual gifts, etc.

Here’s the thing my psychic ability is only getting stronger, more intense and integrated into my every day life which is why I feel I can’t really blow it off anymore. There’s a reason this is happening. Anyone interested who lives or will be visiting Los Angeles let me know through the e-mail address: astrologyandpsychicpredictions@gmail.com.  I’m sorry I haven’t checked it in a while – I got overwhelmed and had to let it go for a bit.

I’m thinking that for a nominal fee of about 20$ I could do this with groups of people. Everyone would get some information but I wouldn’t really do counseling, just giving information. Anyone in need of grief counseling or whatever I could later put up a list of places and practitioners who are spiritually oriented.

I know times are tough. I want to help. I don’t want to charge anyone too much and I want everyone to get something from this, but in order for me to take time from my family and responsibilities I need reciprocation and I think this might be the best way to make everyone happy and also not take too much from anyone while giving everyone the core of what I can for the least amount of money.

Let me know what you guys think.

Many blessings,

Denise

A Word…

I haven’t written much lately for a number of reasons. One being I’ve been very busy. Two being there’s too much going on in the world and will continue to be so that reporting it before it happens seems like it will just cause a sense of paranoia and hopelessness. Unless I feel there is information which people can act on to change the future of something, I will remain silent.

I also don’t have an interest in doing personal readings right now because it’s too easy for me to become overwhelmed and worried about people. If anyone desires protection please use the Lesser Pentagram Ritual on a daily basis and know that I have asked my guides to help anyone looking here for protection so even if I don’t respond to you, it doesn’t matter, just reaching out and plugging into the energy of the Universe through whatever means you feel comfortable doing is most important. We all have our own path to God and I encourage everyone to find their own path as this is the way to enlightenment. No one can teach you, no one knows better than your own soul how to connect to the Great Spirit than you do. You are a unique soul – a collection of unique experiences, unique spiritual energy and physical experiences that are both at one  and are entirely special to you.

Meditation is the first place to start and once you have found a meditation system that works for you keep at it. My only caveat is to always remember that psychic protection in this polluted world is of the utmost importance and should never be disregarded no matter what tradition you choice to follow. There are some traditions that will tell you psychic protection isn’t necessary, but I have seen first hand a disturbingly high percentage of negative events happening to people who open themselves up in these traditions when all they have to do is add some simple protection. Perhaps when some of these traditions were invented the world was a smaller and more tribal place and not so disjointed and predatory.

It’s important to realize that if you raise your level of consciousness, you will also attract people who are as dark as you are light and will try to hurt you because they will see your loving nature as weakness to be preyed upon. One can be a spiritual warrior, both strong and loving. Gentle with those who deserve it and able to fight for those less fortunate or for oneself without feelings of guilt.

I think this is the primary mistake of many spiritual systems that they have separated enlightenment with survival. Allowing oneself to be a victim doesn’t make one a great martyr, but it is often a period we must pass through in our spiritual evolution as tests can and will come to those with spiritual power.

Let me be clear I do not advocate the use of spiritual power for malice under any circumstances – but this is an issue that most people will never have to really face. I also do not advocate using spiritual power to gain specific material gain in this world (such as in The Secret or other such “New Age” sorts of books.)

I believe one is here to learn and grow and one must surrender to the power of the Great Spirit and the greater good and flow of the Universe. That being said I do believe the Great Spirit can endow people with gifts that are meant to be used and when one follows their heart (this is where the Great Spirit contacts us most easily) our path is full of fulfillment. It isn’t always easy, it doesn’t necessarily bring us great wealth or fame, but it provides us with everything we need and the opportunity to be our best self.

BTW being rich and famous isn’t being our best self and some of the most miserable people on this planet live in the bubble of wealth and fame – they have everything they could ever want or need but no empathy or understanding. This is why over the years as Oprah embraced more and more New Age gurus and now on her network has a “master class” which I find completely offensive, as if because someone has been lucky enough to make some money or was at the right place at the right time and had half a brain as to how to utilize these opportunities they are somehow a “master.” A master of what? Everyone can’t be rich like Oprah, otherwise she’d be the norm thereby making her average.

Life isn’t this fantasy although many people would have us believe it is. The fantasy that if we just think something hard enough it will come true or worse if something bad happens somehow we deserve it. These very complex lines of fate, genetics, place, position, education and luck are not just the result of a single person pulling themselves alone by their own bootstraps and continuing to hold them up by themselves.

In days of old people were well aware of this, but as our culture has become increasingly narcissistic and the need to turn celebrities into demigods has inverted the truth, that no man is an island, and without a very complex social fabric and the right opportunities, breaks and the luck of having been born with talent and/or intelligence what appears to be a singular accomplishment made by one exceptional individual, is actually an accomplishment grown from a community of supportive people and helpful friends, good advice and the luck of assembling a great team of people to help the one front person and or beneficiary of many people’s sacrifice and hard work. It’s not just a magic sentence written on a piece of paper and repeated until one “believes in himself” enough to become a billionaire. Yes, having confidence does help, but it’s just the start of the chain not the chain itself.

Until I have something helpful to say I will keep my Lynx medicine to myself. For now I advise everyone to enjoy their family and friends, get their spiritual house in order and try not to get caught up in the prevailing anxiety that is ever-present. If I have any advice I feel will help people to make a better decision I will share it otherwise predicting things that one had no control over is simply anxiety producing and pointless.

Many blessings to all,

Denise

It’s Not the End of the World…

Hey Everyone – I’ve been getting flooded with e-mails and people worried that I am implying the end of the world or something of the sort. I’m not. However I do think this is a time of reckoning, a period of adjustment and re-alignment that will cause lots of good and bad things. This will certainly not be a boring period of time to live in. As the old Chinese curse states: May you live during interesting times.

Well, it will be interesting but not the end. Empires will fall and others will rise and we will be very different 100 years from now than we can even begin to imagine. Right now the seeds of fate for the next 2000 years are being sown. We are all here for a reason and it is important (more than anything else) that we find our mission and follow it. That we live by the golden rule and learn to cherish all creatures and people for their gifts and the special lessons they teach. The more we go toward the rational (ironic coming from someone like me I know) and toward trusting our own intuition and knowledge, allowing our freak flags to fly, encouraging our individuality in the context of the ever-expanding multi-verse the closer we will get to putting humanity on the right course.

Every human being is equal in the eyes of the Creator and equal in reality, that does not mean we are all the same – in fact we are all different and that is the beauty, the dichotomy the two opposing ideas that we must learn to balance in our minds in this new era. We all deserve to be the captains of our own lives, to weave our own fate and we have no right to judge others for really anything as the truth is complex and often beyond our ability to understand it in the sound bite fashion we are used to digesting information.

My advice to all is to carve your pathway to the Great Spirit through meditation and or prayer and trust your own way – don’t allow anyone (including me) to usurp your own heart’s connection. A good teacher will always encourage you to follow your path no matter how far off the ordinary trail it is. A dictator will impose their will on you and unfortunately there are people operating as “spiritual leaders” who fall under this category – more of them than there are good teachers. But most importantly the best teacher is that little voice inside your head or heart that tells you the truth – follow it for it is the way to the Creator.

Many blessings and Happy Lunar/Chinese New Year,

Denise

 

 

Thunderbird and Heyoka

I’m reprinting the information from another site the author is Steve Mizrach.  I’m doing so because this information is important to me. I dreamed of lightning and was approached by Thunderbeings who told me, “We are walking in a sacred manner,” the repeated this over and over. I had this dream about six months ago and I knew at the time it was a harbinger of chaos and war. The next night I had a visitation from an angel Yah-Shew-Ah or Joshua at first he came to me in a white tunic covered in dirt and then revealed himself to be an angel. He claimed to be an ancestor of mine. He then gave me a spiritual gift that I have been spending much time using. It is the gift of protection – in the way that those who were spiritually pure were protected during passover.

I had wanted to give readings for people on the site, but my life became very hectic, as I dealt with many friend’s crisis’ as well as trying to work and raise a toddler. So I will do this instead. I can offer this gift. It is the gift of spiritual protection. Anyone who needs it can contact me via this website through a comment or through the e-mail: astrologyandpsychicpredictions@gmail.com. I know it sounds strange but there are many weird things to come and if you give me your name, birth date (time would be good as well as where you are born so I can locate you on the Auric plane) I will put protection around you. My only caveat is that if you ask me to do this I will get information about you and if I can’t protect you I will let you know the reason – for example if you are sick and are ready to cross over I can not protect you from that or if you have done heinous things I can not protect you from your own karma. If this occurs I will contact you via this site in a post stating your initials and place of birth and ask you to e-mail me so I can let you know why the protection did not work – if of course you contacted me for help in post form if not I will just e-mail you back from the astrologyandpsychicpredictions@gmail.com.

This is a crucial time in human history. It is not the end but it does have the potential to be the end of many things which could lead to major re-adjustments. If you want spiritual protection during this time of transition please do not hesitate. I will make a nightly list and do the ritual for you. This is the most I can offer at this time but in my opinion it is much more powerful and helpful than simply “knowing” what you will live through in the next year.

Please read this very interesting article that I reprinted which was sent to me by my husband due to my connection with the Thunderbird spirits and heyoka. Interestingly my husband is of Native American ancestry (I mean he’s nearly half and a registered member of a tribe – a direct ancestor of those that walked the trail of tears) as far as I know I’m not, (I’m almost entirely Eastern European w/some Scottish/Irish on my mother’s side, but I know nothing about my mother’s father (the Scottish/Irish side) so perhaps I have some Native American roots I am unaware of. Either way all humans are related and all racial memory becomes universal human consciousness that we can tap into.  Also on a side note the angel was from the old testament (which I don’t know very well since I was raised Catholic after my Jewish father’s death – despite being raised culturally Jewish – crazy, huh? I guess that’s why I figure all religions are fine as long as they make sense to the person who belongs to them – different strokes and all. Whatever gets you close to the Great Spirit/God-Goddess is great.)

Many blessings to all of you – make everyday count – let the Great Spirit whisper to you through your heart and your life will be complete,

Denise

 

by Steve Mizrach

http://www2.fiu.edu/~mizrachs/thunderbird-and-trickster.html

Thunderbird and Trickster

Introduction

The Thunderbird is one of the few cross-cultural elements of Native North American mythology. He is found not just among Plains Indians, but also among Pacific Northwest and Northeastern tribes. He has also become quite a bit of an icon for non-Indians, since he has also had the honor of having automobiles, liquors, and even a United States Air Force squadron named after him. Totems bearing his representation can be found all over the continent. There have been a number of curious theories about the origins of the Thunderbird myth – ones which I will show are probably wrongheaded.

In this paper, moreover, I want to examine how the myths and legends of the Thunderbird tie into the sacred clowning/trickster ritual complex of Plains tribes such as the Lakota. I will show how the Thunderbird is intimately connected to this complex, and attempt to explain why. It is the intimate association between these two traditions that may help explain some features of Plains culture and folklore. Aspects of the Thunderbird myth only make sense in light of these associations.

Plains Indians myth and folklore

In order to understand Plains Indians folklore, we have to realize that their myths were not just “just-so” stories to entertain, divert, or make inadequate efforts at naturalistic explanation. Rather, Indian myth functioned in religious, pedagogical, and initiatory ways, to help socialize young people and illuminate the various religious and other roles in society. Indian myth was always fluid, and grounded in the present, which is what might be expected of societies which largely lacked static, written traditions. Storytelling was an art which was maintained by the medicine people with great fidelity, because it was used to explain the development of certain rituals and elements of society. (Hines 1992)

Some have looked at the Thunderbird myths through the same lens of understanding applied to European mythology. The Thunderbird is like the Indo-European dragon or ogre or Leviathan, a huge monster who kidnaps virginal maidens, and who must be slain by the brave hero. Or the Thunderbird is simply treated as some kind of fantastic oddity, like the mythical unicorn or mermaid – an impossible construction borne from the extremes of the imagination. Both these attempts at explaining myth lose the important point of seeing Thunderbird as a personification of energies in nature – those found in violent thunderstorms and such – and his crucial dual nature.

Still, the Indians were not merely “mythmaking” in the pejorative sense. They no more literally believed in a giant bird generating storms through the beating of its wings, then Christians today literally believe in their divine being as an old man with a beard sitting on a marble throne. Thunderbird is an allegory; his conflicts with other forces in nature are then an attempt to allegorize relationships observed in the natural order, such as the changing of the weather. Like other Thunder Beings, he is essentially an attempt to represent the patterns of activity of a powerful, mysterious force in a way that can be understood simply and easily – sort of the way in which a weather map functions today. (Edmonds and Clark 1989)

The Plains Indians believed that everything that was found in nature had a human representative in microcosm. Everything in nature often contained its own opposite polarity, hence the expected existence of beings such as contraries, women warriors, and berdaches. Because the Thunderbird in particular represented this mysterious dual aspect of nature, manifest through the primordial power of thunderstorms, it is not surprising that his representatives were the heyoka or sacred clowns, who displayed wisdom through seemingly foolhardy action. Western thinking has prevented us from seeing the reasons why Indians perceived this connection. Few anthropologists have sought to locate how Thunderbird may have been mythologically linked to Trickster.

The Nature of Thunderbird

In Plains tribes, the Thunderbird is sometimes known as Wakinyan, from the Dakota word kinyan meaning “winged.” Others suggest the word links the Thunderbird to wakan, or sacred power. In many stories, the Thunderbird is thought of as a great Eagle, who produces thunder from the beating of his wings and flashes lightning from his eyes. (Descriptions are vague because it is thought Thunderbird is always surrounded by thick, rolling clouds which prevent him from being seen.) Further, there were a variety of beliefs about Thunderbird, which suggest a somewhat complicated picture. Usually, his role is to challenge some other great power and protect the Indians – such as White Owl Woman, the bringer of winter storms; the malevolent Unktehi, or water oxen who plague mankind; the horned serpents; Wochowsen, the enemy bird; or Waziya, the killing North Wind. But in some other legends (not so much in the Plains), Thunderbird is himself malevolent, carrying off people (or reindeer or whales) to their doom, or slaying people who seek to cross his sacred mountain. (Erdoes and Ortiz 1984)

Many Plains Indians claim there are in fact four colors (varieties) of Thunderbirds (the blue ones are said, strangely, to have no ears or eyes), sometimes associated with the four cardinal directions, but also sometimes only with the west and the western wind. (According to the medicine man Lame Deer, there were four, one at each compass point, but the western one was the Greatest and most senior.) (Fire and Erdoes 1972) The fact that they are sometimes known as “grandfathers” suggest they are held in considerable reverence and awe. It is supposed to be very dangerous to approach a Thunderbird nest, and many are supposed to have died in the attempt, swept away by ferocious storms. The symbol of Thunderbird is the red zig-zag, lightning-bolt design, which some people mistakenly think represents a stairway. Most tribes feel he and the other Thunder beings were the first to appear in the Creation, and that they have an especially close connection to wakan tanka, the Great Mysterious. (Gill and Sullivan 1992)

The fact that Thunderbird sometimes appears as something that terrorizes and plagues Indians, and sometimes as their protector and liberator (in some myths, he was once an Indian himself) is said to reflect the way thunderstorms and violent weather are seen by Plains people. On the one hand, they bring life-giving rain (Thunderbird is said to be the creator of ‘wild rice’ and other Plains Indians crops); on the other hand, they bring hail, flood, and lightning and fire. It is not clear where with them worship and awe end, and fear and terror begin. Some Indians claim that there are good and bad Thunderbirds, and that these beings are at war with each other. Others claim that the large predatory birds which are said to kidnap hunters and livestock are not Thunderbirds at all. Largely, I suspect that this dual nature of the Thunderbird ties it to the Trickster figure in Indian belief: like the Trickster, the harm the Thunderbird causes is mostly because it is so large and powerful and primeval.

Origins of the Thunderbird Myth

Cryptozoologists like Mark A. Hall, having studied the Thunderbird myths of numerous tribes, and compared them to (mostly folkloric) accounts of unusually large birds in modern times, as well as large birds (like the Roc) in other mythic traditions, suggest that there may well be a surviving species of large avians in America – big enough, apparently, to fly off carrying small animals or children, as has been claimed in some accounts. (Hall suggests the wingspan of such a species would be several feet longer than any known birds – certainly bigger than that of the turkey vulture or other identifiable North American species.) (Hall 1988) Such researchers feel the Thunderbird myth may have originated from sightings of a real-life flesh-and-blood avian which might be an atavism from earlier epochs (a quasi-pterodactyl or teratorn, perhaps.)

However, the big problem with this theory is that most ornithologists consider it to be quite farfetched. If such a species existed (a situation akin to the folkloric Sasquatch), it would be amazing that to this point it has remained unidentified and uncatalogued. A species of birds that big, unless it consisted of an extremely small number of members, would find it hard to avoid detection for long. Hall does suggest the possibility that maybe, like the mastodon, these large birds were hunted to extinction prior to the arrival of Europeans on the North American continent. Still, the other problem with his theory is that it ignores what Indians themselves have to say about the Thunderbird.

They describe the Thunderbird as a spiritual, not just physical, being. It is not seen as just a large, fearsome predatory bird that people tell stories about. Rather, it’s an integral part of Plains Indians religion and ritual. Only by ignoring this fact could we put our Western ethnocentric biases into effect, and reduce it to a zoological curiosity. The Thunderbird is much more than that; the Indian attitude toward it comes from more than just the mere fact that it is supposed to be really big. To understand the origins of Thunderbird myths, it’s necessary to see how they connect with other elements of Indian belief and ceremony – especially the Trickster complex – and see how they fit into the structure of Plains Indian myth as a whole.

Clowning around in Plains Indian culture

Clowning, like the icon of the Thunderbird, could be found in almost every North American Indian society. In every case, it involved ridiculous behavior, but on the Plains it especially exhibited inversion and reversal as elements of satire. There were four types of clown societies on the Plains – age-graded societies, military societies, the northern plains type, and the heyoka shamanistic societies. The behaviors of all sorts of clowns revolved around a few basic themes or attributes: burlesque, mocking the sacred, playing pranks or practical jokes, making obscene jokes or gestures, caricature of others, exhibiting gross gluttony or extreme appetite, strange acts of self-mortification or self-deprecation, and taunting of enemies or strangers. (Steward 1991)

The age-graded clown societies primarily consisted of older people who had been inducted into their ranks – groups such as the Gros Ventre Crazy Lodge or the Hidatsa Dog Society. These clowns were assumed to simply be playing a role appropriate to their sodality, rather than receiving some sort of supernatural inspiration. They carried out certain expected ritual performances on proscribed days, such as the Crazy Dance or the imitation of animals. In contrast, the military clown societies such as the Cheyenne Inverted Bow String Warriors, often carried comical or ridiculous weapons, but were also expected to show absurd bravery in battle, provoking the enemy into giving up its discipline and cohesion with taunts and insults. Not surprisingly, they sometimes rode their horses backwards into battle.

The northern plains clowns, found among tribes such as the Ojibway, wore masks which made them appear to be two-faced, and costumes of rags which made them appear comical. All of these three types of clown societies practiced a sort of conventionalized or patterned sort of anti-natural behavior. That is, they might do something which seemed strange or contrary, but under somewhat regular conditions. You knew when they might do something weird – and there were times when they were forbidden to perform their antics. Further, they might often “give up” the clowning way of life, and return to a non-contrary state by marrying and engaging in a more normal mode of existence.

The heyoka were different in three primary ways from the other sorts of clowns. They were truly unpredictable, and could do the unexpected or tasteless even during the most solemn of occasions. Moreso than other clowns, they really seemed to be insane. Also, they were thought to be more inspired by trans-human supernatural forces (as individuals driven by spirits rather than group conventions), and to have a closer link to wakan  or power than other clowns. And lastly, they kept their role for life – it was a sacred calling which could not be given up without performing an agonizing ritual of expiation. Not surprisingly, these unique differences were seen as the result of their having visions of Thunderbird, a unique and transforming experience.

Testimony of Black Elk: the heyoka and lightning

The Oglala Indian Black Elk had some interesting things to say about the heyoka ceremony, which he himself participated in. Black Elk describes the “dog in boiling water” ceremony in some detail. He also describes the bizarre items he had to carry as a heyoka, and the crazy antics he had to perform with his companions. He also attempts to explain the link between the contrary trickster nature of heyokas with that of Thunderbird.

“When a vision comes from the thunder beings of the West, it comes with terror like a thunder storm; but when the storm of vision has passed, the world is greener and happier; for wherever the truth of vision comes upon the world, it is like a rain. The world, you see, is happier after the terror of the storm… you have noticed that truth comes into this world with two faces. One is sad with suffering, and the other laughs; but it is the same face, laughing or weeping. When people are already in despair, maybe the laughing is better for them; and when they feel too good and are too sure of being safe, maybe the weeping face is better. And so I think this is what the heyoka ceremony is for … the dog had to be killed quickly and without making any scar, as lightning kills, for it is the power of lightning that heyokas have.” (quoted in Neihardt 1959: 160)
Today, of course, Western physicists describe the dual nature of electricity. An object can carry a positive or negative electric charge. The electron is simultaneously a wave and a particle. Electricity and magnetism are thought to be aspects of the same force, and as is well know with magnetism, it comes in polarities, with opposite poles (north and south) attracting. Though the Indians did not have access to our modern scientific instruments, they are likely to have observed some of the same properties in lightning. Thus it would have been intuitive to link the dual spiritual nature of the heyoka (tragicomedy – solemn joking – joy united with pain) with the dual nature of electricity.

Thunderbird and Heyoka, the Sacred Clown

It was believed among the Lakota and other tribes that if you had a dream or vision of birds, you were destined to be a medicine man; but if you had a vision of Thunderbird, it was your destiny to become something else; heyoka, or sacred clown. Like Thunderbird, the heyoka were at once feared and held in reverence. They were supposed to startle easily at the first sound of thunder or first sight of lightning. Thunderbird supposedly inspired the “contrariness” of the heyoka through his own contrary nature. He alternates strong winds with calm ones. While all things in nature move clockwise, Thunderbird is said to move counterclockwise. Thunderbird is said to have sharp teeth, but no mouth; sharp claws, but no limbs; huge wings, but no body. All of these things suggest Thunderbird (and the heyoka) have a curious, paradoxical, contrary nature. You could become heyoka through a vision of the Thunderbird, or just of lightning or a formidable winged being of power. (Steiger 1974)

While clown societies were found throughout the Plains, the heyoka, or sacred clowns, were usually few in number, but were found in almost every clan. Heyoka were contraries, often speaking and walking backwards. They acted in ridiculous, obscene, and comical ways, especially during sacred ceremonies. They were thought to be fearless and painless, able to seize a piece of meat out of a pot of boiling water. They often dressed in a bizarre and ludicrous manner, wearing conical hats, red paint, a bladder over the head (to simulate baldness), and bark earrings. The heyoka was thought to usually carry various sacred items – a deer hoof rattle, a colored bow, a flute, or drum. His “anti-natural” nature was thought to be shamanistic in origin — and as a contrary, he was expected to act silly and foolhardy during battle (although this was found more among warrior clown societies such as the Cheyenne Inverted Warriors.)

However insulting or sacrilegious heyoka actions might be, they were tolerated, since it was assumed they were acting on the higher and more inscrutable imperatives of the Great Mystery. Heyoka were freed from all the ordinary constraints of life, and thus were usually not expected to marry, have children, or participate in the work of the tribe. Despite their bizarre acts (such as dressing in warm clothes during summer or wearing things inside out), they were trusted as healers, interpreters of dreams, and people of great medicine. Whenever they interrupted the solemnity of a ceremony, people took it as an admonition to see beyond the literalness of the ritual and into the deeper mysteries of the sacred. Like the flash of lightning, the heyoka’s sudden outbursts and disturbances were thought to be the keys to enlightenment – much like the absurd acts of Zen masters in Japan. (Hultkrantz 1987)

Thunderbird and Trickster

Part of the link between heyoka and Thunderbird comes from Iktomi, the Trickster figure. Iktomi is said to be heyoka because he has seen and talked with Thunderbird. Iktomi is the first-born son of Inyan (rock), and is said to speak with rocks and stones. Like Coyote and other Trickster figures, Iktomi likes to pull pranks on people, but is just as often the victim of tricks and misfortunes. This makes him at once a culture hero, and a figure to be feared and avoided. Iktomi was thought to be a hypersexual predator, one who frequently pursued winchinchalas (young virgins) who bathed in streams, through various methods of deceit. Yet his pursuits and antics often wound up with him inadvertently getting hurt or winding up in trouble.

Paul Radin suggests that Iktomi and other Trickster figures are akin to the Great Fool or Wild Man of European folklore, who often shows up in the Feast of Fools and other ceremonies where the social order is turned topsy-turvy. (Radin 1956) Jung, following his lead, claims the Trickster as an archetypal part of the collective unconscious; and his “crazy wisdom” as emblematic of humankind’s earlier, undivided, unindividuated consciousness. Iktomi and other tricksters seem to be at the constant mercy of their desires; yet their blind luck always seems to protect them from the consequences of their missteps. He is dangerous primarily because he is so powerful, yet so rarely has the forethought or good judgment to use his power wisely. Radin and others proclaim him the representative of untamed, unpredictably wild nature, within the confines of culture.

In other cultural traditions, thunder and lightning are connected with the unexpected. We talk about a “bolt out of the blue.” In American folk culture, there are a host of legendary stories of mysterious cures or transformations wrought by someone being struck by lightning. It’s at once dangerous, and a symbol of sudden, shocking revelation and inspiration. It’s also the primary weapon in most pantheons of the chief sky god (such as Zeus in Greek mythology.) For the Plains Indians, thunder and lightning symbolized the vast, uncontrollable energy of nature. It’s not surprising, then, that the Thunderbird is connected with the strange, uncontrollable force of the Trickster figure, and his avatar, the heyoka.

Significance of the Trickster Figure and “Contrariness” in Plains Society

Psychological anthropologists, especially those oriented toward psychoanalytic theory and depth psychology, point to the Trickster figure as a sort of important cultural “release valve.” He represents the “return of the repressed,” the Dionysian aspects of life only temporarily held in abeyance by the Apollonian forces of civilization. The carnivals and feasts held in honor of fools in Europe, suggest some anthropologists, are “outlets,” allowing people to invert the social order temporarily as a way of promoting its continuity in the long run (avoiding its ultimate collapse.) The ruler is dressed in peasants’ clothes, and some ignorant serf is crowned king. Symbols of authority normally held in extreme reverence are mocked and desecrated.

Clowns and contraries in Plains societies do not just come out once a year, however. They are permanent parts of the society, and are seen as continual reminders of the contingency and arbitrariness of the social order. Long before French theorists came on the scene, the heyoka was reminding his own people about the social construction of reality. By doing everything backwards, the heyoka in a way is carrying out a constant experiment in ethnomethodology, showing people how their own expectations limit their behavior. Like a good performance artist, the shocking behavior of the heyoka is supposed to confront people and make them reconsider what they may have arbitrarily accepted as normal. It’s to “jolt” them out of their ordinary frames of mind. (Steward 1991)

More importantly, as a representative of Thunderbird and Trickster, the heyoka reminds his people that the primordial energy of nature is beyond good and evil. It doesn’t correspond to human categories of right and wrong. It doesn’t always follow our preconceptions of what is expected and proper. It doesn’t really care about our human woes and concerns. Like electricity, it can be deadly dangerous, or harnessed for great uses. If we’re too narrow or parochial in trying to understand it, it will zap us in the middle of the night. Like any good trickster, the heyoka plays pranks on others in his culture not to make them feel embarrassed and stupid, but to show them ways they could start being more smart.

The Account of John (Fire) Lame Deer: Heyoka and ASC

Lame Deer calls the heyoka the “upside-down, forward-backward, icy-hot contrary.” He describes in detail one particular heyoka trick which may give some clues to the nature of their antics. Apparently, they would grab pieces of dog meat out of a pot of boiling water, and fling them at a crowd of people, without being burned or harmed in any way. (Why dog meat? Lame Deer gives a clue when he says, “For the heyoka, he says god when he means dog, and dog when he means god.”) Lame Deer suggests before doing this they chewed a grayish moss called tapejuta. I suspect that heyoka were able to perform this feat through going into trance, an altered state of consciousness, by utilizing this and other psychotropic plants on occasion.

More importantly, I think they induced trance in others through their contrary behavior. Psychologists have noted that trance does not always occur through rhythmic repetition. Another way in which it occurs (the “paradoxical state”) is through a sudden shock to the nervous system. Ethnomethodologists have often noted the blank, glassy stares and strange states produced by violating peoples’ expectations – by, for example, getting into an elevator and facing the other people in it. It’s in such “paradoxical states” that people often may assimilate new information quickly, without filtering. They also may be able to “abreact” psychological trauma. For these reasons, the heyoka may have been seen as a source of wisdom and healing.

Lame Deer seems to suggest the power of trance is connected to the power of Thunderbird. As a paradoxical state of consciousness, it ties into the paradoxical energy of thunder and lightning. The crash of thunder can startle us and wake us up out of dreaming sleep. The trance of the heyoka comes from sacred power. He ties it all together in a way that’s fairly succinct:

” These Thunderbirds are part of the Great Spirit. Theirs is about the greatest power in the whole universe. It is the power of the hot and the cold clashing above the clouds. It is blue lightning from the sun. It is like atomic power. The thunder power protects and destroys. It is good and bad; the great winged power. We draw the lightning as a forked zigzag, because lightning branches out into a good and bad part… In our Indian belief, the clown has a power which comes from the thunder beings, not from the animals or the Earth. He has more power than the atom bomb, he could blow off the dome of the Capitol. Being a clown gives you honor, but also shame. It brings you power, but you have to pay for it.” (quoted in Erdoes 1972: 251)

Conclusion

The Thunderbird’s association with heyoka clowns is not simply serendipitous. The fact that the Thunderbird displays many paradoxical and contradictory attributes links it to Trickster figures and to the contraries of Plains  Indians culture. This culture complex probably resulted from Indian beliefs about nature and the ways in which thunder and lightning exemplified the manners in which it could be at once capricious, beneficent, and destructive. The Thunderbird’s own link to the original Great Mystery suggests that the role of the sacred clown was seen as one of the highest in Plains society – like wandering fools in Europe, they were thought to be touched by the Divine power itself. Like Thunderbird himself, the heyoka was thought to be a conduit to forces that defied comprehension, and by his absurd, backwards behavior he was merely showing the ironic, mysterious dualities that existed within the universe itself.

Bibliography

Edmonds, Margot, and Clark, Ella E., Voices of the Winds: Native American Legends, Facts on File, New York, 1989.
Erdoes, Richard, and Ortiz, Alfonso, eds., American Indian Myths and Legends, Pantheon Books, New York, 1984.
Fire, John, and Erdoes, Richard, Lame Deer: Seeker of Visions, Washington Square Press, New York, 1972.
Gill, Sam D., and Sullivan, Irene F., Dictionary of Native American Mythology, ABC-CLIO Inc., Santa Barbara, 1992.
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My Sister Sent Me This Important Info via E-mail

I’m reprinting an e-mail from my sister. From what I can see it is a good idea and something people should get behind.
I did my part……..How about you  !!!!

I BELIEVE MOST OR ALL OF YOU WOULD AGREE WITH BUFFET’s IDEAS HERE. WHAT’S GOOD FOR US HAS TO BE FOR THE FOLKS IN WASHINGTON!!!  THESE TYPES OF CHANGE WILL HELP REDUCE OUR DEBTS OVERALL. LETS KEEP THIS IDEA MOVING ACROSS THE LAND.

Winds of Change….

Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed
around.

_*Congressional Reform Act of 2011*_

1. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no
pay when they’re out of office.

2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social
Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the
Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into
the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the
American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all
Americans do.

4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.
Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care system and
participates in the same health care system as the American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the
American people.

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void
effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this
contract with Congressmen/women.

Congressmen/women made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in
Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers
envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their
term(s), then go home and back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will
only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive
the message. Don’t you think it’s time?

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!

If you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just delete.
You are one of my 20+ – Please keep it going, and thanks.

Prediction from Oct.1, 2011 I didn’t want to post…

Taken directly from a journal I keep on my computer:

October 1, 2011:

Been having a very bad feeling about the world for a while. Beyond the financial crisis we have been facing. It’s been scary, as in I shouldn’t talk about it scary or even look at it scary. For a long time I couldn’t exactly put my finger on what this intense underlying negativity was related to – it felt originally like it was related to finances then politics and a general underlying tone. But in recent months I’ve decided to focus more on myself because this thing felt too big for me to look at and I felt I needed to get my own stuff in order. However lately a few things have been happening. I no longer feel invisible – I feel like I’m being watched by some sort of an institution, and this institution is not only extremely interested in my premonitions but also I feel if I put them out there it’s likely to be seen by people I don’t want it to be seen by.*

I was told by spirit tonight that it is the Iranian president Ackmadenejad? Don’t know how to spell it. That there would be an uprising in Iran and his power would be threatened so much so he would feel he was going to be deposed and in true psychopathic fashion he will lob whatever lame nuclear missiles he has at the east coast – trying to kill as many Americans as possible knowing full well we will retaliate with full force and obliterate Iran with Nukes. This will start a terrible war – a third world war. This is his equivalent of being the crazy gun man who rushes into a restaurant or school and starts shooting whoever he can and then turns the gun on himself. He knows the annihalation of his region will be the end result which is what he wants because he will be angered by the Iranian desire to become more westernized. Unfortunately, the whole region could suffer if we do this and wars will break out all over the place as a result. It will be the beginning of a long cycle of horrible war if it is not stopped before it happens.

*I know it seems a bit paranoid but this is why I stopped putting out predictive things because I didn’t what it meant to have this feeling that something was monitoring these predictions beyond just regular people.

Since this premonition I didn’t really now how to address this issue as I don’t want to alarm anyone or put anything out there that might tip the balance toward the negative in any way. I want to warn the people of the middle east and our government not to engage with the Iranian leader. Everyone talks of the “Anti-Christ” but he is actually the closest thing to someone who has the power to do tremendous damage all for the sake of a bruised ego and a power trip. It’s very frightening. The thing is our country will be goaded into a war, but it will be the middle east that again suffers most. We must not underestimate the mental illness of this man Ahmadinejad. Anyone in a position there to put a stop to his plans I urge you to try because it (ultimately) means the annihilation of your people. I guarantee you that Ahmadinejad does not care in the least for human life, even his own family’s. He is a pure psychopath without the ability to feel higher functioning emotions like love and compassion. I warn you now so that we may avert WWIII which is eminent if people in the region remain passive. Yet of course this must come from those in power because protests (which have worked in other countries) would not work in Iran. He would squash the people like bugs and commit wholesale murder and then start WWIII. It must come from those who know his weaknesses and can stop him, those he trusts.

Many blessings – may God guide all of us especially those in the Middle East and our leaders at this time,

Denise

I do want to say that my feelings about this have become more balanced and I think there is a very good chance this will be averted with people in power knowing in advance and doing the right things to stop it before it spirals out of control. I feel more confident in those in the Iranian military and people in our government that something smart will be effected to bring this to a much less dramatic end then where it could ultimately go. At least for now. But I am posting this to affirm that something must be done, action that is non-violent toward the people in that region and something that is perhaps covert must be done in order to stop this. I will only post this prediction for a week. After that I will take this down because I don’t want it seen by everyone. Those who need to see it will.

Repost about Kim Jong Il and other things…

Kim Jong il, Is He Just Ill or Dead? The Tarot Answers…

According to the tarot he has died. And while officials are hiding this, behind the scenes there is major turmoil. At first he may have gone into hiding like cats do when they’re sick, but he’s ultimately crossed over and forces are at work to start a new regime. Chances are it will be better in the long run, but for now there is competition for power and confusion about how to transition the North Korean government.

It looks like those who were closest to Kim Jong Il are of 2 minds, those who want to wait it out and see what happens (figure out where the tide of the country is) these people feel lost and confused. The other camp are vying for power, planning and formulating how to take power. Among the 2nd group there is tremendous competition to take the reigns of power and there is no clear stand out for who should take over.

There is a general consensus that if news got out about the “dear leader,” chaos, fear and confusion would break out in the country and perhaps a revolution would take place which is why there has been such a stalemate about how to proceed. And obviously why the government has been hiding his death.

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*the above was a reprint of a post from 9/2008. You can go into the finder on the blog and type in Kim Jong Il and it will come up and you can see this is indeed the original post.

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My current comment on the 9/08 post:

It could also be that the son wasn’t felt to be ready at that time or they may have been taking their time to groom the son for the job after a loss of what to do. If he had died 2 and a half years ago then the son would have been 23 or 24 perhaps seen as too young to be reliable. It could have been felt that the son needed to be made more visible for the people to accept him for fear there would be a backlash. My feeling about the son is he doesn’t have the same vibe as the dad at all. In fact I don’t feel he wants the position of being leader which will probably make him a much better leader than either of his ancestors. We will probably see North Korea open up (if the son stays true to his personality) as he gains support from his people. I really don’t feel anyone expected Kim Jong Il to die at that time, he would have been pretty young. His body preserved in an airtight casket to give the appearance of recent death. Strange as that sounds the only other thing that is possible is he was in the process of dying and during periods of health they paraded him around but he and his staff but his fate had been sealed and it was just a matter of time before he would die which is why the cards came up that he was already dead – dead man walking?

I’m going to look at Iran next which I had a very disturbing and overwhelming feeling that something was stirring there a while back. I will find that post and elaborate and also do some new analysis and future predictions.

Happy New Year and many blessings for the New Year to all! Try not to freak out. Yes things are getting crazy, but remember all of these things will force us to come to balance with the world and eventually things will be better for it.

Many blessings,

Denise

Prediction time for 2012 Election

OK, yes, it’s early. And I don’t really care about the Republicans, at all. I barely care about the Democrats as all politicians have shown they live in a bubble of greasy money, half-baked promises and back-stabbing.

But I was just told by spirit that Mitt Romney is going to be the nominee for the Republican party. Go figure. I wouldn’t have guessed that Newt being the big toad he is and a #1 in the polls and yes you read that right, I called him a #1 – potty humor. I’m resorting to that because let’s face it he stinks. I’m sort of relieved as all the other candidates seem evil or insane, at least Romney just seems like a greasy used car salesman who sold his soul to the devil for a full head of hair.

Anyway, no worries. Say bye-bye to all the Republicans whose seats are up and expect a strangely tight race between Romney and Obama but still Obama wins. It will be a much closer call then it should be. But for Obama – the moderator – who was given the job of Janitorial President I don’t think the Republicans really want his job, after all that would mean they would actually have to do something. Unlike what they are doing now which is just blocking Obama’s every move to try and straighten up the mess left by Bushy Jr.

Many blessings,

Denise

Don’t Believe The Corporate News

There are reports of violence against protestors. I witnessed horrible violence against them on KCAL 9 news – a local station. While a great many police officers were respectful there were those who were overly aggressive and as one protestor is quoted as saying in the LA Times, “Wanted to hurt people.” Here is the article:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/11/some-occupy-protesters-allege-violence.html


Police Brutality in Los Angeles

I just watched a photographer on KCAL 9 news pushed down violently and attacked by a dozen cops. KCAL 9 made it sound like the photographer did something wrong but he was literally just standing there taking photos when he was thrown down to the ground with such force that it would have broken my leg. And the idiots talking head anchor people who had no idea what actually was or had happened just started talking about how the photographer had basically asked for it because he shouldn’t have been in that area but their own camera guy and “journalist” were just a few feet from this guy. So why was it OK to hurt this single camera man as opposed to the local news guy who was also unlawfully on site but of course if the cops did that then there would be big public outcry.

This scene unfolding right now is getting crazy. And already is getting violent and frightening.

May the Great Spirit show the evils of our system and protect the innocent,

Denise

BTW is it a coincidence that the cops “break-up” these encampments in the middle of the night when people are sleeping and it’s very difficult for the media and us to see what is really going on? Hmm, don’t think so.

LA Occupy Movement Police Action

I’m watching live coverage of the LA Occupy Movement. Tonight the police are going to go in and push everyone out of the space they are occupying. Our mayor Antonio “Dracula” Vilaragosa has said that since there are children in the tents he wants them moved. Well, news flash to mayor un-dead this is exactly why the police should not go in as violence is assured.

I can feel police batons cracking against my head, blood rushing down my face. I feel like I’m going to vomit watching this. I hope I am wrong about the turn toward violence that I can feel brewing in the air. I’m sure there will be good cops who will be respectful and I’m also sure their will be power crazed psychopaths who wear uniforms and they will do serious damage to this non-violent crowd. My fear is this will break out into something much darker. I fear we are at a turning point where this goes from a “movement” to an all out revolution. I have been praying for the past two hours for the people who are there and for the police to show restraint. Please do the same.

May the Great Spirit Guide watch over this situation.

Blessed be,

Denise

An astrology post! Fancy that!

I’m sure you’ve all noticed the very hard divisions going on in the world right now. Everything seems to be fractured in very dramatic chariscuso.  Right and left, black and white – there is a preponderance toward extremism and absoluteness whether that is manifesting as the Jhiadists, the extreme right or left or even in the once airy fairy New Age.  Everyone is very sure of himself or herself even when it comes to the great mysteries of life.  This hardening of thought has been obvious here as we have seen a division unparalleled in American politics since the civil war.

Why?

Besides the aggressive placement of Uranus in Aries (revolution, rebellion, organizations, wishes + war, action, aggression, infancy, self, ego) we can see why their is a rush to war everywhere. This is an age of wars, rebellions, insurgencies, revolution – mostly violent. Here in the US it is expressed as verbal lashing – that often feels as if it could turn violent.

Anyone who has been alive for more than a couple decades will have perceived this extreme schism. But there is another disturbing element that I hadn’t quite pinpointed until I was doing a bunch if research. Many of you have asked or told me about other psychics, websites, etc. I hadn’t been paying attention to these sources. But because I was researching the abduction phenomena I did quite a lot of watching various people lecture about the phenomena. What I found to be the most startling thing was the certainty everyone had. The first time I encountered it, I wrote it off as an individual who was making the very mysterious and paranormal into a concrete paradigm for his own psychological benefit but after seeing dozens of these lectures I realized this is an across the board phenomena.

How could anyone be absolutely certain about something so complicated and neptunian?

Truth is they can’t.

20 years ago if someone spoke absolutely about a paranormal event it would be a sure sign to me (and most people) of their insanity, however I didn’t find myself feeling that way. It was somehow comforting and at the same time it hit me as being fundamentally untrue. While watching each of these lectures I wanted this person or that person to be absolutely right. But when it was over I knew it was a strange alluring delusion. I asked myself what this was all about and realized something essential – Neptune is in Pisces and Pluto is in Capricorn.

Neptune bringer of dreams and delusions, confusion, glamor, psychic phenomena, everything paranormal – Neptune dissolves our boundaries, dissolves our inhibitions, dissolves our sense of reality allows us to peer through the veil.  The whole world is in a drunken, confused state of beliefs, delusions and visions and Pluto in Capricorn wants to make it physical, real, ground it in a structure. This square between Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries is violently awakening people while Pluto is concurrently transforming our institutions, how we see the physical world and how we interact with our careers. All the while Neptune is awakening our need for faith – dissolving everything we thought we knew and bringing awareness to the paranormal, psychic, astral, spiritual realms.

Now more than ever we want solid answers. We want faith with teeth and punch. We desire simple fundamental truths of hyper complexities. We want a firmly delineated world. But this too shall pass. We will evolve as we always do. Hopefully in the next phase we will be able to incorporate more subtlety and become comfortable with mystery.

Amazing life after death documentary

About 6 months before hurricane Katrina my husband and I took a trip to New Orleans based on my fear that it was going to be hit by a hurricane and might not be there. I had spent the year freaking out about it and he (knowing me for as long as he has) decided he wanted to get a last look at the place. A lot of weird stuff happened there – paranormal – I’ll tell some of that later but the point here was we took a haunted tour and I got a lot of crazy pictures that were taken in total darkness. I’ll look for them and post them when I so. They were similar or some of the evidence in this film.

http://youtu.be/6qSEi_sfaSU

Update

My husband found some scary stuff confirming my psychic information about ISIS.
judicial watch bulletin
He found several other news stories from different sources that corroborate this.

Pray for peace,

Denise

Isis, not the Goddess, unfortunately

The night after the northern CA earthquake I awoke at 3:00 am from a dream I was in a huge earthquake. It was in Southern CA but when I awoke I figured I was just having the dream due to the earthquake the night before. Strangely my husband was out of town and when he came home he volunteered the same dream at the same time although he was 1500 miles away from me.

Strangely the first word that came to me was: Momito.

I have no idea why. I googled it and found it was a Japanese last name and an animal in a video game? Strange.

Then more information came. Here’s what I wrote down on my iPhone notepad while half-asleep:

Isis stoke with nukes through Eastern European connection someone Syria or Russia they go through Mexican boarder in semis used for trucking thought to be regular trucks at boarder targets are major US cities accessible from there Dallas Houston ? Los Angeles San Diego biggest hits on Los Angeles and Houston

Nuke shipped to panama or other Central American location and then driven up with legit goods.

That is literally taken and pasted from my notepad. Strangely the next day a guy from San Diego died fighting with ISIS.

To make things scarier I had a series of hyper-realistic dreams about a nuke going off in LA back in the 1990s. There were 3 dreams. Everything in these dreams came to pass. For years I was terrified there would be a nuclear attack on LA. I thought perhaps it was a metaphor. There didn’t seem to be any other way to take it…. To be continued in a few…

I’m back. So sorry. I have been trying to find time to post this since it happened.

How could a nuclear attack happen in the US in the late 1980s, very early 90s? Terrorism had yet to happen on our soil. The first Iraq war was years away. We had been in an era of unprecedented peace for nearly 20 years. People in my generation enlisted just to get help with college funding because they didn’t think war was possible. The Cold War was over. What could happen right?

Well a few years later part of this triad of dreams came true. There were riots in Los Angeles in the area identified in one of the dreams. Even foreign people being in my home at the time turned out to happen by strange happenstance. The name of the street I would be working on was mentioned. All about 5 years before  it happened. But the scariest part of the dream – luckily, never came to pass. And over time I just took it to be my mind’s exaggerated freak out over the riots.

Still the dream was so real. So real. I could feel the radiation coming over me in the dream. It was the most vivid and realistic dream I have ever had.

I had long since put it to rest. When we went back to war in Iraq an older friend of mine (and an old friend) said he had been thinking about that dream. It was post 9/11 and he just kept saying he felt like maybe this dream had not yet come to fruition. He was convinced. I wasn’t. I didn’t feel like Los Angeles was going to be hit by anything at that time. I never felt like Al Queda was interested in Los Angeles in any real way. All the psychic info I got about them was centered in major (real) cities, New York, Washington D.C. Maybe an attempt on Chicago that would fail. Nothing for LA until now.

I am genuinely worried – terrified for Los Angeles. Again the info I got was about those 4 targets. I pray this is averted. I am posting this with the hope that someone will read this and act on this and stop this from happening.

Blessings,

Denise

(when pasting the info from my iPhone into this post I couldn’t figure out what stoke was that I wrote down. I think it is meant to be the word strike.)

 

6.1 in northern CA

I was talking to my sister who lives up there recently and she told me she and everyone in her family had a bad headache. She thought they had eaten some bad fish I told her it could be an earthquake warning.

I had written a long post about this when it was swallowed up. So I’ll be brief now. People and animals show very distinct pre-earthquake signs. I know this from experience. If you live in an earthquake prone area and you notice everyone around you having a headache (and of course yourself) go out and buy some bottled water and soup up your earthquake kit. Especially if you notice people driving very erratically, animals acting strangely and/or going missing. All of these are indicators of a potential big quake (anything over or at about a 6.0.)

Human beings are much more sensitive to energy than we allow ourselves to think about consciously.

Blessings to all,
Denise

Video

UFO

I found this interesting interview with Whitley Strieber. It’s old but very lucid and rational regarding all the bizarre phenomena he wrote about. Interestingly at this point he seems more concerned about our secret government than aliens.
Whitley Strieber interview

Blessings,
Denise