Numerology Dissects Jack the Ripper

The year was 1888, and in the Whitechapel district of London, England, a person or persons unknown was murdering prostitutes in the most macabre manner. What made the crime unusual was that the perpetrator of these atrocities appeared to possess knowledge of surgical skills and quite possibly belonged to the English upper classes. The police investigation, led by Inspector Frederick Abberline, was making little, if any, headway. Theories concerning the series of murders that took place in that year continue to the present day. One famous hypothesis suggests that the reason for the killings was to cover up the birth of an illegitimate child to a member of the royal family. The Order of Freemasons is often purported to be …

Timing in the Tarot Reading

I received some good questions from my Tarot students, so I thought I would answer them here. The conversation may be a benefit to a lot of you. Question: What is the time frame for the following cards when we do a reading for the next 24 hours: 3 Far past 4 Near past 5 Near future 6 Far future 10 Outcome For example, does Near past represent yesterday? Does Near future represent the afternoon of the same day? Does Far future represent the evening of the same day? Does the Outcome represent what the day leads to, or the result of the day’s efforts? Answer: First, this is referring to using the Celtic Cross layout. In the homework assignment, …

Transmutation of Passions

I recently had lunch with my dear friend Darlene who is a Master Numerologist and one of my favorite people to brainstorm with. We often meet at a wonderful Thai restaurant in Wells, Maine where we plan workshops, discuss world events and simply enjoy being together. I got my anticipated fortune cookie and it said, “The greatest magic is transmuting of passions.” Hmm. That gave me a lot to think about. Interpreting a fortune cookie feels a lot like English Literature classes when my conclusions about a book did not match that of my teacher’s. So, take what fits here and interpret it in another way. In the Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams & David Carson, transmutation energy (fire medicine) …

What’s The Significance In Tarot Card Reading When The Empress Shows Up?

The Empress is the fourth card in the 22 trump cards (Major Arcana) and is associated with the number 3. If the card is drawn in a reading, it is a representation of abundance, deep nurture love, fertility and sexual desirability, especially for a woman. She can also signify your own mother, or someone with a motherly figure, i.e. caring, kind and offers advice throughout your life journey. If it appears in your Tarot Card Reading, The Empress brings a nurturing energy which shows the birth of something in your life. It could be an idea, relationship, business or even a child. It’s a good omen that you will soon begin nurturing something or someone that you have been dreaming …

Live Tarot Card Reading: Understanding Tarot Cards

Tarot cards have been in existence for a very long time. The cards usually come with different illustrations. For example, there are those that come with angels, cats, astrological symbols, dolphins, and even dragons. Types of tarot cards The decks are usually of different types with the main types being: Tarot of the Marseilles: also known as Marseilles deck, this is the oldest and most famous tarot card in existence. The card started being used in France during the 16th century. The card’s Major Arcana has highly evocative imagery in primary colors; however, the Minor Arcana only displays the Roman numerals. Thoth card: it contains imagery from different sources such as Egyptian mythology. The imagery displayed brings a number of …

Making the World a Better Place One Single Thread at a Time

Jesus Christ did not always answer a question about life with a religious answer. When they asked him big questions about kingdoms and religions he often pointed them to smaller and more approachable matters like helping one individual at a time. In fact Christ was constantly steering his disciples away from big earth shaking type questions. He pointed them back to the least common denominators such as love, kindness and faithfulness over the smallest responsibilities. He was less concerned with the macrocosmic than the microcosmic solutions to problems in our world. Here are a couple of examples that show how Christ called for people to re-focus on the smaller everyday matters of life. And whosoever shall give to drink unto …

I Used to Look to Fort Worth for A Numerology Reading

Fort Worth, Texas is primarily known as the start of the West in Texas. It’s also known for rodeos, cattle, horses and the Basses. Few know it as the once home of numerology. But I did. During my early years, I discovered psychics and loved the fun of finding what they saw. In that same era, I discovered Marie Norris, the best numerologist Fort Worth ever had. Her father had been an army officer at Ft. Worth, the actual army fort. But she was as far from that world as anyone could be even forty years ago. She said she had studied numerology at Stanford University. I had no way of checking that. But I needed no degree to realize …

Numerology & The Number 11 – What it Means & Why it’s so Challenging

Seeing the number 11 over and over in your daily life can mean many things. It’s possible you have prominent “11” in your comprehensive natal and, or timing charts, which would mean the number 11 is especially important to you. It’s common for people to favor certain numbers, or for certain numbers to mysteriously show up time and again in their lives, without even realizing that the numbers are of great magnitude (i.e., position and, or frequency) in their comprehensive charts. Or, perhaps it could be purely a subconscious attachment to the number 11 for any number of reasons. We’ve written extensively about the phenomenon of seeing the same numbers over and over. 11 is a Master Number, as are …

KABBALAH OF LOVE II: The Secret Power of Ego

THE KEY TO TRUE LOVE Do you long for love? Most of us do. The intimate touch of another soul is the most powerful antidote for the all-too-human experience of aloneness. It may be the most compelling and pleasurable experience there is. So why do we spend so much of our time and energy avoiding intimacy by defending ourselves, being angry, critical, closed and judgmental – in short, blocking the experience that we most deeply want? DEFENDING THE EGO GETS IN THE WAY OF LOVE. The answer is that we are wired to constantly reinforce our limited ego-based identity, our sense of who we are. This ego-based identity plays a very important role in human life, but it does not …

Jesus Loves Me

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “When you get this concept into your mind and heart it will totally revolutionize your life.” That’s just the way the Lord said it to me. And just what is this revolutionary concept? His all-consuming, unconditional love for me. (And each of you can say the same.) Jesus loves me! This I know For the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong. They are weak but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so. (Words by Anna B. Warner 1860; Music by William B. Bradbury 1861) Is this simple song familiar to you? Did you ever sing it as a …

Is It God’s Will To Be Wealthy?

Why are there people who seem to attract unlimited wealth into their lives, while others, equally as capable or talented or worthy, suffer from poverty and lack? Attracting wealth has nothing to do with education, status, talent, environment, intellectual ability, physical prowess, or geography. ANYONE, regardless of their background or circumstances, can attract wealth into their lives. For many years I separated wealth from the “Christian” lifestyle. Somehow I thought that living a godly life meant living a life without material wealth. It wasn’t until someone showed me in the Bible that it was the will of God for ALL of his children to be prosperous and healthy. There is nothing in the Bible that says we must live in …

Indonesian Shamanic Methods of Fasting & Austerities

Fasting and asceticism are essential practices in Javanese Kejawen and shamanism–especially Indonesian shamanism. Most of the unusual and unique powers acquired in Indonesian occultism are dependent upon the mastery of these disciplines with their many forms and variations. Another important factor that must not be overlooked in the acquisition of these occult powers is the knowledge of the correct timing such as the proper month and day which magickal rites and disciplines are to be commenced, and this is intrinsically linked with the Javanese calender; this however, will not be dealt with in this article for it is beyond its scope. We will mainly focus on the many variations of fasting and the austerities carried-out in Javanese mysticism/occultism. Fasting as …

How to unlock the hidden powers of your subconscious mind.

The subconscious mind “covers” about 88% of your mind; the other 12% is covered by the conscious mind. The subconscious part is responsible for storing your memory, habits, personality, self-image and beliefs. It also controls your bodily functions. Scientists have also identified four states of awareness that our brain goes through. The brain wave states can be measured by a sophisticated piece of medical equipment known as an electroencephalograph machine (E.E.G.). This machine measures the electrical activity taking place within the brain, and enables scientists to ascertain what level of awareness a subject has achieved. Medical science has proven that we must all spend a certain amount of time in the Alpha State each day to function properly. The alpha …

How To Be A Spiritual Atheist

A spiritual atheist? Perhaps it’s a strange concept if you only think spirituality has to mean a belief in a god. Do the two have to be related? Many people think of the historical Buddha as a spiritual person, but most don’t know that he never expressed a belief in a god. He even discouraged his followers from such “speculation,” preferring that they work on their salvation in this world. Computer Spirituality Imagine a computer that has begun to get so complex and powerful that it starts to ask questions “outside the box.” It starts to become conscious. The first thing it would realize is that for all its computing capacity, it is still very limited. The humans who use …

How much of the Bible is literally true?

If you don’t believe the Bible literally, does that mean you must conclude that Christianity is based on biblical myth – literally fiction and stories passed down, generation to generation, from our ancient ancestors? That the only way to read the Bible is to read it metaphorically or metaphysically? Absolutely not. There’s great history recounted in the Bible. But the Bible is more than just history. It is a book of faith written by people who had undergone a transforming spiritual experience or who believed they had “seen” their God at work in their history. By “transforming” I mean an inward turning-around: things/ideas/values that were not important to you now are; those that were of great significance now aren’t. Biblical …

How Can Tai Chi Offer the World a New Generation of Geniuses, and Change the World for Us All?

A few years ago I caught part of a major network news program on genius children and their’s and their parent’s experiences with public schools pressuring them to place these children on Ritalin. Some of the parents being interviewed had found alternative ways to deal with their children’s issues, that didn’t involve years of drug use, such as Ritalin. In this same program, a person from a national organization of American geniuses expressed concern that if Edison or Einstein were in public school today, that they may likely be diagnosed with ADHD, and drugged into “normalcy” so that they could “fit in.” In 1999, the Center for Pediatric Research, at a children’s hospital in Virginia found that 8 to 10% …