How Losing Everything Helped Me Find Myself by Jennifer Sodini

Expansion by Paige Bradley.

Expansion by Paige Bradley.

Growing up I was always captivated by the world of film, and the universes that the imagination could create through this medium. I would lose myself in various characters, stories and the different worlds that captured my creativity and took my focus away from reality. I guess you could say I was a weird kid, with interests that weren't the norm - especially growing up in a WASP nest in New Jersey, but my proclivities were piqued because of the environment I was in as a child.

Little me.

Little me.

My parents separated when I was 3-years-old, and I was (and still am) an extremely intuitive/sensitive child. My father wasn't really the type of person that knew how to be a father and my mother was a flight attendant. Both were caught up in their own "business", so when I was little I spent a lot of time with my grandparents. My grandfather would pick me up from school, and always wait outside of his car for me - so that I would never have to worry. He always promised he would never lie to me, nor would he break a promise. He was a gentle giant...very quiet but his eyes had a certain knowing wisdom.  My grandmother, on the other hand, was the antithesis to this gentle giant, as she was loud, opinionated, and not afraid to tell you just how much she knew (and that she was always right) - picture Kathleen Turner meets H.P. Blavatasky. She despised the Catholic church, had a vendetta against Newt Gingrich (and The Pope, George Bush, the neighbor with the speed boat that was too loud, etc. etc.), read Aleister Crowley, was fascinated by Witchcraft and Demonlogy, made voodoo dolls out of potatoes, and taught me how to read oracle cards when I was just 8-years-old. I only recently found out that her mother was a member of the Eastern Star (the female sect of Freemasonry), which made perfect sense in retrospect. 

Their house was a Camelot of sorts, a beautiful "castle" with an open door policy, and family constantly in and out. The living room was adorned in "interesting" artwork such as Hieronymous Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights", Goya's "Saturn Devouring His Son" (see paintings above), and some crazy medeival mace. Education was so important to my grandmother, as she never went to college, and it was her dream that my cousins and I educate ourselves to the best of our ability. My grandparents would often take me on vacations, and exposed me to culture in the way of Opera/theatre at a very young age - but it was imperative to my grandmother that I always learn something or take something away from the experience. I remember learning my times tables while on vacation in Barbados, being forced to journal (at 6-years-old) while on a cruise in Alaska, falling in love with the story of Turandot at 7, and taking all sorts of notes about the history of Washington DC when I was 9 or so.

Alaska with grandma.

Alaska with grandma.

My mom did the best she could with me at that time, but my father wasn't able to "figure it out" and his way of giving me love was giving me money, and "things". I felt as though my grandparents were my parents, and my grandmother was more than a mother to me...she was my best friend. My "Camelot" was my safe zone, protecting me from my parents drama, and the struggles I felt "fitting in".

When I was 12, my grandmother discovered she had a serious heart issue which required surgery. Ever the drama queen, she told us all that she wasn't going to make it through surgery, and that she wanted to be cremated. Given the fact my grandmother tended to overexaggerate and be extremely dramatic - none of us ever considered that she, perhaps, was letting us know what was already written. The last time I saw my grandmother, her and my mother got into a huge fight, and she slammed the door on my mother's face. The next day I had a phone call with her, where she told me she loved me...and that was the last time I ever heard her voice. I will never forget the phone ring early in the morning at my father's house, and hearing my father's wailing sobs down the hallway - as I prayed that it was some mistake, or someone else that he got bad news about. My grandmother didn't make it through surgery. She was gone.

She didn't want a traditional funeral, instead we rented a boat, and spread her ashes in the ocean while Wagner's "Flight of the Valkyries" played (as per her request). Nothing was the same after she died.

My grandfather surprised us all when less than six months after she died, he got remarried in Vegas to a woman that was dead set on destroying our family. Soon after, "Camelot" was sold, all of my grandmother's wishes in her will were dismissed, and my grandfather disappeared into a person I could no longer recognize, living a lie, and the ultimate promise broken. If I were to say my life was easy after all of that transpired, that would be a lie. My mother and I were like oil and water, my father just continued to throw money my way and reprimand me over the phone, and although my grandmother's body was barely cold, my grandfather was jetsetting the world with his new wife and enjoying his "ivory tower" which was a locked penthouse apartment that family members must schedule a time before visiting. As many people know, being a preteen is not the easiest thing in the world but when your world shatters and you are left to fend for yourself and "figure it out" without a safety net - or any empathy - shit gets really complicated. 

In my teens and preteens I was a loner, friendly to everyone, but in my own world (I got the "most unique" superlative in 8th grade)  - knowing too much in the way of esoterics doesn't bode well for conversation in elementary school, and to be honest...I spent a lot of time alone, drawing, writing, creating, and losing myself in movies and rock music. 

Highschool was what it was, my mother and I fought CONSTANTLY, and I had a group of girlfriends that would essentially play "musical chairs" with who was best friends with who at what time. While we all really got along in increments - there was a lot of petty drama, lies, and backstabbing (just like Mean Girls). I surpressed a lot of what I learned early in life (as well as my intuitive sensitivities) and did my best to try and fit in - which meant buying fancy clothes, giving into drama, talking about people, and denying who I really was. Luckily when I was 17 I met a really wonderful person, who became my best friend, boyfriend and rock for 5 years of my life. He and his group of friends became like family, and it felt like we were our own version of Donna and Eric from "That 70s Show". 

After I graduated highschool, I really wanted to go to an art college, but felt conflicted. My mother made me feel that I would be leaving her stranded if I left (my father threatened to stop helping support her if I moved out), and I also didn't want to lose the safety net I created in the way of my friends that had become family and the boyfriend who was my best friend. My dad offered me a job at his company, and since it was the family business - I opted to just go to community college, work with my dad, and take the easy route. 

"The King".

"The King".

I used this as an opportunity to get to know my father, which was welcome since I only really knew the legend of him as his friends described him as "The King" - there for everyone, except for me it seemed. However, I couldn't hold any resentment to him for being absentee, and I genuinely loved him and wanted him to love me. I think at that time he did the best he could, and loved me as much as it was possible.

In February 2006, while we were on the way home from a business trip, my dad began complaining of numbness in his right arm...he refused to go to the hospital when it first started, and wound up having a stroke. The stroke put him into a coma, and while this was happening, we came to find out my father had brain cancer, which spread to his bones and kidneys. He was in a coma for a month, but when he awoke, he was unable to move his right side, and his prognosis was not good. I visited him every day when he was in the hospital, and it was my wish that he would be able to wish me "happy birthday" on my 21st birthday. He was able to, but a week after I turned 21 my father had another stroke, which he did not recover from. The day he died I held his hand as he exited the world, and he was surrounded by his friends and family as his soul left his body.

My father left me with too much pain, and too much money. Not knowing how to manage either, I decided to get drunk. I spent the majority of my early 20's partying in Manhattan, satiating my pain with "things", and living an illusion of being some rich girl who could do whatever she wanted. The truth was, my father left me comfortable, and if I was smarter and had better guidance - I would have been set for life, but I decided to let my ego overpower my common sense and I just burned through my money because I didn't care about anything other than keeping up with appearances. I invested in other people, boyfriends that I wanted to rescue, and friends that I wanted to impress. I looked for happiness by making other people happy, and by playing an "artificial intelligence" that adapted to the programming around me.

In 2010 I met someone that I thought would be the person I was to marry, I decided to (try to) put my partying behind me because I had found "the one". I moved in with him immediately, and breathed a sigh of relief because I didn't have to worry about anything anymore. Another illusion I perpetuated, and projected to be something it wasn't because of my own pain and insecurities of never feeling truly loved from my father. So, I basically began dating my father, and I feel that this relationship was some sort of karmic debt I needed to experience to get a glimpse into a potential future that wasn't the future that was meant for me. To make a long story short, I became a prisoner that was her own warden - a firefly stuck in a mason jar with no holes for air. This person was not bad, but wanted control - and that was not something I was willing to give him. I spent two years trying to make it work, because whatever money I had, I put into his home, thinking that home would eventually be ours together, and I wouldn't have to worry about saving anything (so stupid, yes I know). I just kept praying it would get better, and we would figure it out. 

Eventually in 2012, I woke up from this "dream". I thought the world was going to end, and through a series of sychroncities and psychedelics - I experienced my own apocalypse. My world did come to an end, and I reunited with the truth I knew when I was a child. I remembered my creativity, my love of art, words, music, movies, imagining, and creating. I remembered what it was to really feel, and that my intuition was my gift - a gift that I discarded because I allowed fear, and pain to drown it out. Essentially...I found God - but not a religious God, God in the sense of a rhyme to the reason, and the light in the darkness.



I left him in January of 2013, moved into a tiny studio apartment with my dog and two cats, and that summer I treated myself to an ayahuasca retreat in Costa Rica with some money I had made from Bitcoin. When I came back, I wrote a children's book on cosmic consciousness that I self published, found my soul mate - and really started the whole Evolve and Ascend journey. Broke, but not broken - my life's lessons have allowed me to become the best version of myself. Knowing darkness showed me light, knowing pain allowed me to appreciate pleasure, knowing death allowed me to be grateful for life, not having love allowed me to REALLY love the love of my life, and I appreciate the fact that losing everything only just allowed me to find myself.

At Guaria de Osa in Costa Rica.

At Guaria de Osa in Costa Rica.

There are certain things you can never learn in books, or really understand from movies. Experience is ultimately what prepares you for this life, and it is through experience you either evolve and ascend, or surpress and pretend. What I've experienced is priceless, and while it took me (and has still taken me) on a journey I would have never expected - I wouldn't trade it for money, or anything material, because you can't take any of that with you. What you can take with you are these experiences, which you can either transmute into golden light, or let them become the lead that weighs you down. All pain is only temporary, and who you were, is not who you are.

Life is a process of becoming and being, and while the journey may be filled with equal amounts of tears and laughter - every experience only just serves as a test, which will unravel your ego and reunite you with the truth you've always known, but only temporarily forgot. While the journey is still revealing itself, and each day is still a lesson/test - I know now, that I am prepared to face all adversity with an open heart as my authentic self, free from illusion - humbled, grateful, and ready...

With the love of my life, and partner in Evolve and Ascend, Billy.

With the love of my life, and partner in Evolve and Ascend, Billy.

How the Mysterious 'Brown Magick' Oracle Deck Came to Be

A Little History

About two years ago I took a freelance job to illustrate a childrens’ book which was described to me as “a book about cosmic consciousness with the aesthetic of the Muppet Babies.” While working with the author of that book, I discovered that she fancied herself a renaissance woman…a dabbler. We bonded over alien conspiracy theories as well as what can best be described as metaphysical and philosophical jokes. I learned that she identified as an adept tarot reader as well as an empath. Eventually, I observed her skills firsthand as she read other people’s cards as well as my own. I found myself impressed not only with the information she was able to provide for the read-ees, but also their reaction to her technique and child-like whimsy. She used multiple decks during a single reading. One of the decks had been given to her by her grandmother who taught her how to read cards. This particular deck could be better described as an oracle deck (more on those later). It seemed this deck in particular provided the most resonant information for the people being read and also attracted the most interest. I myself became enchanted with the simplicity and mystery of Grandma’s deck. The cards were numbered, the highest one being 45. However, my friend only had 33 of them.

After doing some extensive internet searching, I found nothing satisfactory in terms of information about Grandma’s deck. We had no way of knowing how many cards it originally contained or what the missing ones might be. We didn’t even have anything pointing to a name for the type of deck it was other than “Grandma’s Oracle Deck.”

Oracle decks have a tendency to be more free-form in how they are structured and utilized in comparison to the Tarot’s common employment of 78 cards divided into a major and minor arcana. This lack of specific rules appealed to my sensibilities. It felt as though we were in the wild west of divination. I proposed that we try an experiment to see if I could figure out how Grandma’s deck worked…and so we did.

The Experiment

I went out and bought a pack of hot pink index cards with the intention of testing to see if the physical nature of Grandma’s deck was somehow magical in an unexplained way. With a particularly juicy paint-marker, I wrote down the shorthand names we had been using for the different cards in Grandma’s deck (i.e. dog, factory, horseshoe) to produce a hot pink replica. I didn’t draw pictures on my deck aside from some quick doodles to illustrate the directionality of certain cards where that mattered (i.e. the dog card faces to the right) because I also wanted to see if the lack of pictures somehow affected the accuracy of a reading as well.

We then took turns reading each other using Grandma’s deck and the pink deck in parallel. To see if the same message and/or cards would surface.


To both of our surprise, the parallel readings appeared to be just that. They mirrored one another with eerie accuracy. At times, the same card (usually the most important concept of the reading) would appear in both readings and in the same location. Since it was just the two of us at first, it should also be of interest that the same message kept coming through for each of us throughout the multiple readings that we performed.

The flaw with this experiment comes from the openness to interpretation that each card tends to permit, potentially encouraging two very enthusiastic experimenters to bend the cards’ meanings to their will… which would result in some serious confirmation bias in an already questionable experiment. After reading each other about 15-20 times, our verbal explanations of what we were reading devolved into a series of “ooohs” and a lot of yipping and whooping on my end. Upon realizing this, I suggested that we incorporate some outside people into the experiment who did not share the same enthusiasm/familiarity with the cards.

We relocated to a mutual friend’s apartment. This particular friend could be identified as a cynical-materialist-non-believer in most instances having to do with matters of the paranormal. Our initial explanation of our experiment was greeted with snarky skepticism, but our friend humored us between bong rips. He appeared impressed with the information presented to him as did his roommates who also ended up joining the conversation/experiment.

After doing several rounds of readings and debating how much of what was going on was left up to chance vs. interpretation, I was itching to add an additional spice to the experiment. I proposed that we create new cards with new meanings to add to the pink deck. This would alter the permutations of the two separate decks so that they were no longer identical. I added an alien card, my partner added a unicorn, and our skeptical friend added two cards: a public humiliation card and a pizza card which he said represented unhealthy complacency (as if there was any other kind). We thoroughly shuffled the deck and prepared for the next reading. Skeptical friend proudly announced he was going to ask the pink deck a specific question: How am I going to die? I recommended he rethink his decision because that’s the type of thing that has the potential to mess you up, but he insisted. His reading proved to be a spooky reference to his lifestyle at the time. The public humiliation card as well as the pizza card made appearances amongst several other cards which formed the picture of a broken person coping through vices, leading to a type of heart failure. Damn son.


I continued this experiment for months, bringing the cards to parties and get-togethers which often evolved into what could also be perceived as group therapy sessions. The pink deck took on a life of its own as it collected new cards from various participants. It started to feel like it had a personality. It sometimes told jokes. We read a cat’s cards and the reading appeared not only humorous but accurate. Friends and acquaintances started to refer to the deck as “Brown Magick” in reference to my name but also the way in which I straddled the roles of skeptic and true-believer depending on conversational circumstances (neither black nor white nor gray). While I have a butt-load of anecdotes involving strange coincidences and spot-on readings, I acknowledge that they are anecdotal at best and not necessarily helpful to you, the reader.

What appears to be going on?

I can’t claim to know whether or not the cards somehow have a connection to a “divine source” or if some cosmic inter-dimensional space grandpa arranges them with his arthritic trans-dimensional finger specifically for each individual. Making such a claim wouldn’t really help anyone. It’s best to decide those types of things for oneself based off of one’s personal subjective experience in conjunction with an assessment of the logical probability of such things.

However, I can say with some certainty that there does appear to be something very psychological going on. Most people getting read tend to be looking for something specific, most likely an answer to a question. I’d argue that in many instances, those people already know or suspect (at least on a subconscious level) the answer to that question. It would make sense that they’d project whatever they have bouncing around their brains onto the spread of cards containing relatively universal symbols/concepts laying before them. Possibly for the first time, they find themselves looking at a relevant symbolic diagram of what previously existed in their head. As the card reader, I feel my main duty is to help them navigate this diagram.

When doing a reading, I usually explain the general symbolic meaning of each card in the spread while watching the subtle changes in the read-ee’s body language and facial expressions. These tend to be the tells. I often announce what I observe, sometimes as a way of getting them to divulge more information but usually as a means of expressing transparency. I could internalize my observations in order to appear clairvoyant or powerful, but this does nothing to serve the person being read and feels irresponsible on my part. I try to empower to the read-ee as much as possible by explaining every step of the process, that they are the ones doing most of the work, that the cards are just made of paper, and that the power of belief might be the strongest magic we have access to.

While the cards may just be made of paper, it doesn’t stop some spreads from seeming so improbably meaningful that you just have to roll with it. Let the eerie feeling and goosebumps caused by it do the magic for you. “How strange! What are the odds?!!!?” I’ve heard many exclaim after a particularly relevant reading. Sometimes the element of chance serves as the perfect catalyst for such an experience to feel magically-significant enough to inspire an individual to proactively enact the changes they’ve been subconsciously longing for.

So what are the odds of getting a particular spread? I can tell you, but in order to do so we’ll need to talk about the mathematical concept of permutations. Permutations can best be defined as: all possible arrangements of a collection of things where the order is important.

I had to enlist the help of a more mathematically inclined friend to find the vocabulary to describe the type of equation I needed to calculate the permutations of various spreads with different numbers of oracle cards in a deck. The equation ended up looking like this:

 In our particular situation, the (n) represents the number of cards in the deck. The (!) is the symbol for the factorial function. This basically means you’re taking whatever number is next to the (!) and multiplying a series of descending natural numbers starting with that number. (4!) would end up being 4x3x2x1=24. The ® represents how many cards you plan on having in your spread.

When I was learning how to read Grandma’s oracle deck, my friend was teaching me using a 4-card spread using her grandmother’s incomplete 33 card deck. To figure out the number of permutations using those variables in our newly learned equation would look something like this:

33! = 8,683,317,618,811,886,495,518,194,401,280,000,000

33 – 4 = 29

29!= 8,841,761,993,739,701,954,543,616,000,000

8,683,317,618,811,886,495,518,194,401,280,000,000 (divided by) 8,841,761,993,739,701,954,543,616,000,000 = 982,080

So there are 982,080 potentially different readings that could arise from a 4 card spread using 33 cards!

(and that’s not even taking into account that some cards have different meanings when they are inverted).

I found myself more compelled to do 5-card readings because I find the number five holds more symbolic weight. Changing from a 4-card to a 5-card spread increases the number of permutations to a whopping 28,480,320! That’s an additional 27,498,240 permutations just from adding one more card to the spread.

Now watch what happens when we take into account the alien, unicorn, public humiliation, and pizza cards from the earlier mentioned anecdote. The deck goes from 33 cards to 37 cards. A five card spread using this newly updated 37 card deck will yield up to 52,307,640 unique permutations. The numbers get CRAZY BIG, CRAZY FAST!

A note on adding cards

Whenever I suggest that someone add a card to the deck before a reading, it’s usually because I think they might benefit in some way from the potential “WOW” factor if the card ends up being in their reading. Other times I do it because it’s a good way to gauge what type of information they are hoping to get from the deck. On rare occasions, I do it because I’m just having a lot of fun talking to a particular individual and I want them to stick around for a longer amount of time. These factors sometimes dictate how permanent the newly created cards will be to your deck.

I usually go through the already existing deck and explain each symbol to the person so they have an idea how the symbols and meanings interact. It’s sometimes worth mentioning that the best cards tend to be the ones whose symbols can resonate with a large group of people and whose meanings can be summarized in a few sentences.

I’ve found that sometimes a newly created card doesn’t carry enough symbolic weight to work within the deck. Typically these cards are made by individuals who really needed that specific card to show up in their reading, which usually means the card is too specific to one person’s needs. When I first started doing this experiment, I had a woman draw a card with a sperm and egg on it. She said it represented “creation.” I later learned that she was extremely worried that she had become pregnant during a one night stand. I decided to remove the card from the deck after it mucked up about 5 different readings. As the owner of your deck, you reserve the right to curate it however you see fit. If Grandma’s oracle deck can operate effectively with 33 out of its 45 original cards, then your deck can operate with however many you choose to add/remove.

Sometimes the meaning of a newly created card needs to be modified or sharpened. I’ve found that these modifications are usually best made by the people being read. When I originally added the Santa card to my deck, I had intended for it to symbolize “secrets.” During a reading, a read-ee asked if it was possible that the Santa card could mean “believing in something which may or may not exist.” This sounded plausible and more accurate than my originally intended definition, so I agreed. Since then, I’ve described it using that new interpretation and it appears to be working much better as a card.  

To learn more about the Brown Magick oracle, or to purchase your own deck - be sure to visit Richie Brown's online store by clicking here or listen to Richie's interview on Liberation Frequency below...

Spirit Animal of the Week: The Marmoset

The spirit to be your guide this week is the animal called the marmoset. The marmoset is small but fast - it moves swiftly to get where it needs to go, and goes where it needs, not necessarily where it wants.

Using this animal's made journey as a lesson is to understand you go where you need first before you go where you want - but along the way, you get everything you want eventually by learning what you need. The idea is to be a fast thinker and fast mover, and to not be idle in the actions you must take to get where you need.

Do not get caught up in small thinking, or small feelings. Remember to think better thoughts and think bigger thoughts, because all actions are reactions to a bigger story that is bigger than you.

The made lesson to take away from this spirit guide is no life is too small, no action is too small, and all movement gets you exactly what you need before getting exactly what you want.

Join us on Thursday, July 16th for an Unforgettable Evening with Time is Art and Authentic Relating NY

Authentic Relating NY joins with the upcoming documentary "Time is Art" movie crew for a fun and magical night with games that translate and integrate concepts expressed in the film "Time is Art" which help to foster authentic connections and the experience of being guided and connected in everyday life. Themes such as synchronicity, harmony, inter-connectedness, trusting resonance and embodied experience and being fully self expressed are all what participants are invited to experience during the special evening. 

The creators of upcoming documentary fim, 'Time is Art' will screen short clips of the film as well as facilitate group discussion and Authentic Relating NY lead Games based on non-violent communication, fun and highly-interactive group presence and connection exercises that explore ways of seeing, connecting, and appreciating yourself and others at a deeper level leaving one feeling seen and empowered and inspired to co-create freely with others. Engaging honestly with oneself and others in this safe, spontaneous container affords the opportunity to create and foster a culture of conscious connection, positive regard, and authenticity in relationship. In this field of co-creation and co-discovery, we come to recognize and experience our shared humanity on a profound level.

  • Time is Art is an upcoming featuring documentary film exploring art, spirituality and new science that is raising funds for the final push to get it to the world on 11/11/15 in three languages. If you can't make the event, consider supporting the film on Indiegogo! 
  • Evolve & Ascend curates content on a multidemensional frequency to help elevate your vibration and to create a peer to peer network of transformational teachers, visionaries, artists and entreprenuers looking to impact the world. 
  • Authentic Relating NY Meetup Group is an organically formed group led by graduates of various Authentic World and other related programs (such as those of Guy Sengstock, and are committed to exploring and discovering more about ourselves and each other through the interactions and relationships we co-create.

Doors are at 7pm, and the event will last until 11pm. 

Reflections Yoga Center for Conscious Living is located at 227 E. 24th St., New York, NY 10010

$20 presale tickets can be purchased on Event Brite by clicking here | or $25 at the door

To RSVP on Facebook, visit our official event page here.


Tarot Card of the Week: XXI - The World

Tarot Card of the Week: XXI - The World

Alphabet: Th, Taw in Hebrew

Numerical Value: 400

Astrological Nature: Saturn (Earth)

XXI - The World: To know the world, you must first know yourself. To know the next plane, you must be in acceptance of this made trial, in order to be the level of the actualized self. 

The World is the ballad of the all that is, and the all that is, is the universe’s song. The World is the world you know on Earth to you, but the world is bigger than this world, and is the world outside the world into an endless infinite possibility of potential.

Mentioned before was the nature of time being a cycle, this is the cycle of The World. The World turns, but never takes a break. The World takes time, and makes it form into cycles that correspond to being the ballad it is hoping to sing. The World turns and turns, until the song is sung correctly and then once the song is over, a new song is sung. This is the good calling of creation to be the only thing that exists, the entire world is a creation, and all of the creation is a world. The Earth always will be The Earth, but it will continue to go through many cycles.

You started as The Fool, and now you are enlightened...but to know The World, you had to come to know yourself to be The World. You have to be the best version of yourself, and to see The World you have to find the proper vision. To be the change you must have the proper intention to give love, you must be kind to all, and to get love, you must be the love to even your worst enemies. To be the goodness to God-ness, you must understand that God is the poetry in motion, not the "man in the sky".

The dharma you live is the result of the karma you are able to resolve. The relationships you experience are the manifestations of the people you need to see in order to see yourself. Your soul mate is the one who loves you unconditionally, and dances with you always. The ballad of the calling to create is a journey filled with a cast of characters that will form you into a god, in your own right, and to be the star you must embrace the sky at night. To be The Fool transformed into the illuminated man, you must be able to laugh through the journey, and to call the angels when you need help. To call the angels when you are lost in your purpose, the angels will direct your path, but be aware of the demons that trick you and never sell your soul for the better time here. The Devil is not really a devil, but is your ego instead. Celebrate the union of God (soul) and the Devil (ego). Do not fear either, as they cannot be separated, so they must be celebrated. They work together to better your soul, and to allow you to become the best version of yourself - but do not fear either ever, because you are only then being afraid of yourself.

The lesson to learn is to be in control of your body, your mind, and your heart and like the Wizard of Oz, understand that even without the smoke and mirrors, you are still almighty, and still all powerful. The only thing to fear, is fear itself, and the only baggage to carry are your questions, which will be unloaded in time as they are answered. Walk the path with an open heart, and always keep an open mind. Your journey is endless, so it is best to leave your troubles behind. Make the best of your life, and do not be afraid. Call the angels for love, and give the demons permission to leave when they appear. You need to be aware of your power at all times, and the ultimate power comes from the questions that are answered on the path to enlightenment, and the ballad of the fool is best sung when you are singing in tune with the ballad of God.

The labyrinth of life is tricky at times, but do not take anything for granted. Make the best of the worst and keep a made ideal of the heart of a child and you will be a happy man. 

Hypnotic Meditation to Access Your Higher Self: Music, Hypnosis, Meditation

Image via: NeoSoul333

Image via: NeoSoul333

About a year ago, after a synchronistic meeting, I was introduced to “hypno-coach” (hypnotherapist/life coach) Grace Smith. I had always been fascinated by hypnosis, and its potential, however, I was never really certain how it worked, or if it could work for me. Being interested in past lives, but not having a solid opinion, getting a past life regression (in particular) was something I had always dreamed of experiencing.

One day, Grace was visiting my town, and we opted to swap services, I read her tarot, in exchange for a “Soulkey” hypnosis session. As Grace states:

"Soulkey therapy was developed by a friend and mentor of mine, Martin Peterson. There are very few certified practitioners around the world and I am proud to count myself among them, along with the honor of having been appointed director of Soulkey, USA.  Soulkey therapy is a way of accessing a heightened level of “inner knowing” and shared, seemingly universal, allegory. What this means is that, often times, clients with diverse backgrounds and very little in common on the surface, share deeply similiar experiences during their Soulkey sessions, without having any prior knowledge of what to expect. For examples, clients regularly describe the “room” in which the Soulkey session takes place (as imagined in the mind), and their descriptive terms can sometimes be identical. I purposefully do not describe what the “room" “looks like” prior to the session for this reason; it never ceases to amaze me how many of clients all seem to “go to” the same exact “room” as soon as the process begins. During Soulkey, deep healing and transformation is made possible through the use of hypnosis. While a belief in past lives is not required for Soulkey to be effective, many clients experience what has been described as past life experiences, life between life experiences, even future life experiences. Whether this is “accurate” in the sense that the client is actually re-living a prior incarnation is irrelevant as clients who believe the process is “real” and those who believe it is a fictional “story” experience, from the results we have documented thus far, equivalent levels of last healing after the session. It appears as though the subconscious mind cares not what the religious beliefs, or lack-there-of, of the client are. So far it seems that simply closing one’s eyes, relaxing deeply, and being guided through the process of “imagining" healing on the “soul level” has deeply profound effects, for everyone."

Anxious, but equally excited, I readied myself for the session with an open mind, and allowing of any outcome. To my surprise, hypnosis seemed to be very similar to a type of meditation, with the hypnotist acting as the guide, who unlocks deeper levels of information within your subconscious through suggestion.  Hypnosis allowed me to “time travel” to my past, to get a better understanding of my present situation. While I was somewhat lucid, I mostly felt as though I had been guided into a dream, but in a gentle, familiar, and extremely non-abrasive way…again, very similar to meditation.

After my experience, what I have come to find out is that meditation, and hypnosis, while different, are both cut from the same cloth, in that they both serve as modalities to help you remember who you really are, and let to go of that which does not serve you any more.

According to Grace:

"While there are many forms of meditation, perhaps the most popular iteration is one in which the meditator closes their eyes, focuses on their breathing and becomes aware of their thoughts so as to detach from them.

Hypnosis has as many different definitions as there are practitioners, usually some combination of, “a deeply relaxed and highly focused state which bypasses the critical factor of the mind,”. For simplicity sake, I describe hypnosis as “meditation with a goal”.

By relaxing the body through progressive relaxation, counting backwards, imagery of safe places, and countless other techniques, the hypnosis client becomes highly suggestible as she reaches a state we call “somnambulism". This is a state of deep theta brain wave relaxation and, without fail, everyone of my clients who was a meditator exclaims after their first session “Wow! Hypnosis feels just like a really deep state of mediation”. Hypnosis is not a black out state, it isn’t sleep, and amnesia is not required for the session to be effective.

In fact, hypnosis is no different in feeling than that of a deep state of meditation, however, it is easier for most to reach this state through hypnosis than through the practice of mindfulness. The guided nature of the session gives support to the clients’ intentions to relax and enter into a safe place where lasting transformation is possible.

Essentially, meditation and hypnosis are limbs from the same ancient tree with her roots deep into the collective subconscious, and while their techniques and perceived benefits may differ slightly, the outcome on the whole is largely the same; distancing oneself from the limitations of the ego and accessing our truly limitless nature."

To synthesize the experience of remembering through hypnosis and meditation, Grace and I co-created the guided hypnotic meditation below, which allows you to unlock the ancient wisdom of our past that is within all of us, ready to be accessed, as we are ready.

Liberation Frequency #16: Discussing 'DMT and the Soul of Prophecy' with Rick Strassman

Throughout my life my dreams and intuition have served as a "navigation system" of sorts, helping to guide, but also alerting me as to what's to come. I've battled with the premonitions I've had, the predicitions that have come to fruition, and an extremely strong intuitive nature that (at times) can be a heavy cross to bear. It wasn't until 2012, that I "came out of the closet" with what I've experienced, and Rick Strassman's work has been an integral part in facilitating the understanding of the science behind mystical experiences - and just why these experiences may occur. 

While the purpose of our paths on this journey called life continues to reveal itself on a daily basis, the heroic efforts of brilliant minds like Dr. Strassman allows for an understanding of the synthesis of science and spirit - which is helping pave the path to a "courageous new civilization". 

I am extremely excited to share this interview, and enlighten our audience to Dr. Strassman's work. His book, 'DMT: The Spirit Molecule', which many of you may be familiar with, is an indepth account of what happened over a 5 year clinical study where he he administered approximately 400 doses of DMT (a chemical produced in our brains, present in all human life) to 60 human volunteers at the University of New Mexico's School of Medicine in Albuquerque. This study helped reveal how this chemical may change our understanding of the human experience, and the "boundaries" of consciousness. 

Since 'DMT: The Spirit Molecule' was released in 2000, Rick has put out a documentary of the same name (see: DMT: The Spirit Molecule) as well as several other books which explore this topic of conversation.  In our interview, we discuss the work leading up to his latest book, 'DMT and the Soul of Prophecy', which explores the relationship between DMT and the prophetic state. If you are interested in purchasing a signed/inscribed copy of 'DMT and the Soul of Prophecy', you may do so directly by visiting this link. 

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Star of Bethlehem? Jupiter and Venus Converge Tonight, June 30th

This evening, Venus and Jupiter will appear in the sky just a third of a degree apart - so close that you can cover them both with the tip of an outstretched finger. Sky & Telescope suggests that this rare conjunction of planets was perhaps what was known as the "Star of Bethlehem" (aka: the star of Christ) in 3 and 2 BC, and according to Pat Hartigan (an astronomer at Rice University) this particular conjunction will be the best one we will have for over a decade, rivaled only by one on March 1, 2023, which will not be quite as close.

The conjunction is set to appear in the west-northwest as soon as it gets dark. According to CBS News

"To the eye they'll look like a double star," said Kelly Beatty, a senior editor at Sky & Telescope magazine. "Anyone who hasn't glanced at the evening sky for a while will be surprised by how dramatically tight the pairing is."

They will be easy to spot as the brightest objects in the sky, after the sun and moon. Venus, appearing as a crescent, will be even brighter than its neighbor. Not far to their upper left, appearing much fainter, is Regulus, the alpha star in the constellation Leo.

They will remain no greater than 2 degrees apart - a thumb's width at arm's length - until July 4.

While any metaphysical or spiritual implications are speculative, one thing is for sure - this cosmic event should not be missed!

Exploring 'DMT and the Soul of Prophecy: A New Science of Spiritual Revelation in the Hebrew Bible' with Rick Strassman

In 1990, Rick Strassman MD began his ground-breaking research on psychedelics, in particular N, N-dimethyltryptamine (aka: DMT). For those who may be unfamiliar, DMT is present in all of human life, as this chemical is produced by the pineal gland in our brains, and it is believed that this chemical is responsible for naturally occuring "psychedelic" states (ie: birth, death, near-death, psychosis, and mystical experiences). During the course of a five-year study, he administered approximately 400 doses of DMT to 60 human volunteers at the University of New Mexico's School of Medicine in Albuquerque. His book, 'DMT: The Spirit Molecule', is an indepth account of what happened over those 5 years, and how this chemical may change our understanding of the human experience, and the "boundaries" of consciousness. 

Since 'DMT: The Spirit Molecule' was released in 2000, Rick has put out a documentary of the same name (see: DMT: The Spirit Molecule) as well as several other books which explore this topic of conversation.  We recently had the pleasure of interviewing him and discussing his latest book, 'DMT and the Soul of Prophecy', which explores the relationship between DMT and the prophetic state. The book is expands upon the relationship between science and spirit, and elaborates on the "theoneurological" model of spiritual experience (see explanation below):

Naturally occurring DMT may produce prophecy-like states of consciousness and thus represent a bridge between biology and religious experience 

• Reveals the striking similarities between the visions of the Hebrew prophets and the DMT state described by Strassman’s research volunteers 

• Explains how prophetic and psychedelic states may share biological mechanisms 

• Presents a new top-down “theoneurological” model of spiritual experience 

After completing his groundbreaking research chronicled in DMT: The Spirit Molecule, Rick Strassman was left with one fundamental question: What does it mean that DMT, a simple chemical naturally found in all of our bodies, instantaneously opens us to an interactive spirit world that feels more real than our own world? 

When his decades of clinical psychiatric research and Buddhist practice were unable to provide answers to this question, Strassman began searching for a more resonant spiritual model. He found that the visions of the Hebrew prophets--such as Ezekiel, Moses, Adam, and Daniel--were strikingly similar to those of the volunteers in his DMT studies. Carefully examining the concept of prophecy in the Hebrew Bible, he characterizes a “prophetic state of consciousness” and explains how it may share biological and metaphysical mechanisms with the DMT effect. 

Examining medieval commentaries on the Hebrew Bible, Strassman reveals how Jewish metaphysics provides a top-down model for both the prophetic and DMT states, a model he calls “theoneurology.” Theoneurology bridges biology and spirituality by proposing that the Divine communicates with us using the brain, and DMT--whether naturally produced or ingested--is a critical factor in such visionary experience. This model provides a counterpoint to “neurotheology,” which proposes that altered brain function simply generates the impression of a Divine-human encounter. 

Theoneurology addresses issues critical to the full flowering of the psychedelic drug experience. Perhaps even more important, it points the way to a renewal of classical prophetic consciousness, the soul of Hebrew Bible prophecy, as well as unexpected directions for the evolution of contemporary spiritual practice.

Our interview with Rick will be live on our YouTube channel tomorrow afternoon. If you are interested in purchasing a signed/inscribed copy of 'DMT and the Soul of Prophecy' you may do so directly by visiting this link, and to learn more about this book, please watch the video below.

7 Must-See Psychedelic Fantasy Films

Fantasy is defined as "the faculty or activity of imagining things, especially things that are impossible or improbable", and (while controversial) the psychedelic experience expands our consciousness to perceive this impossible/improbable world. While the psychedelic experience is not for everyone, the medium of film can evoke this same feeling.

In the video below, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite fantasy films that expand consciousness, and visually enlighten.  If you enjoyed this video, and would like to see more like this, be sure to subscribe to our channel by clicking the button at the end of the article!

Full Moon in Capricorn on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

During the month of June, Jupiter (king of the gods) and Venus (the goddess of love) have been "dancing together" in the skies, but will cumilate on June 30th, as the passionate/powerful energy will be synthesized, as the full moon (in Capricorn) appears, on Wednesday July 1st.

While the full moon tends to make us extra sensitive - this one in particular is sure to make our emotions, and desires kick into high gear. The significance of the full moon in Capricorn in particular, is to bring us the confidence to pursue what is in our hearts/what we really love, and the strength to follow through with what we desire. 

Love goes beyond who you are passionate about, love is also about what you are passionate about - so this is a good time to get clear on what exactly your passions are, and how you would like to see them manifest in a bigger/better way. A good "mantra" for this full moon, is "if not now, then when...if not you, then who?".

Although the new/full moons allow for a certain vortex of energy to be open to give that extra energy to make our wishes come true, the best action is traction - and the only way to really become what we wish for, is to be. So, remember, while these energies are strong, it is your strength that will see what you desire to its completion.


4 Video Clips That Will Completely Change the Way You Look at the World

We've created a video with 4 different clips about consciousness that will completely change the way you look at the world. In the coming weeks we hope to bring more videos like this to you, so be sure to subscribe to our channel by clicking the button at the end of the article to stay updated on all of our latest uploads.

The first clip, is taken from Charlie Chaplin's 1940 feature film, The Great Dictator, and this cathartic monologue states:

"I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone - if possible - Jew, Gentile - black man - white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness - not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost....

The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men - cries out for universal brotherhood - for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world - millions of despairing men, women, and little children - victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people.

To those who can hear me, I say - do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed - the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. .....

Soldiers! don’t give yourselves to brutes - men who despise you - enslave you - who regiment your lives - tell you what to do - what to think and what to feel! Who drill you - diet you - treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate - the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!

In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” - not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power - the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.

Then - in the name of democracy - let us use that power - let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world - a decent world that will give men a chance to work - that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfil that promise. They never will!

Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to fulfil that promise! Let us fight to free the world - to do away with national barriers - to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers! in the name of democracy, let us all unite!"

Watching this video now, especially with the current climate surrounding our world, the lesson we must carry is the notion of finding communion by uniting despite our differences. The tie that binds us all is the desire for love, acceptance, and freedom. When we dissolve the barrier of ego, and see one another for who we really are, we can overpower any obstacle and create the world we wish to see come to fruition.

The second clip comes from My Dinner with Andre, a film from 1981. This conversation is yet another self fulfilling prophetic piece of art. It provokes the question of what "freedom" really means, and forces us to ask the question if we are prisoners, or if we are really are our own wardens?

The third clip is from the film Network, a 1976 movie about a fictional television network.  The central character, Howard Beale "wakes up" and realizes just how messed up things have gotten, and he "is mad as hell, and not going to take it anymore". This clip segues into the final video which was taken Dylan Ratigan's 2003 stand against the corruption of the central banking system. He, like Beale, seemed to have experienced his own awakening, and decided to take a stand by voicing his opinion on just how unethical the current states of affairs has gotten.  

When we look to the past, and think about our present, we must analyze our current individual stance on the nature of our reality, so that we can create a better future for the common good.

All of life is thesis, antithesis, and synthesis. Moving forward, if we synthesize the opposing issues we face - we can find a proper balance and harmony that can bring us into a new renaissance. All change comes from within, and once the within is worked on, the without will begin to transform. Look within, identify your purpose, and move forward in confidence. The past gives us clues, the present gives us clarity, and the future will succeed if we proceed from a level of higher consciousness with confidence in our conviction

Exploring the Laws of the Universe: The Principle of Gender

The law of the universe we will explore next is the law (principle) of gender being present in all living things. There is always a masculine and there is always a feminine, there is always the matron and patron. The call of this allowing is the allowing of the universe’s mind to become manifest in equal energies throughout experience.

The male energies are the energies of the left, and carry the call of logic, reason, numbers, and science. The male energy requires fact to believe and does not believe without fact. The male mind being made manifest in all creation is the masculine energy of the logical side of the mind.

The female mind is the right side, responsible for creativity, creation, intuition, love, and the art of illusion. The female mind will believe without fact and feel instead of looking for logic as to why. The balance of gender is found in all living beings and the reasoning is to allow the made opposites to become one in their creation.


While filming in San Francisco for our documentary film, Time is Art, on June 21st, 2013 in the Mission District a four second clip of a UFO was captured on our DSLR camera. When something mysterious happens, my initial reaction is to try to understand why and what exactly it could mean (since everything happens for a reason). Was this confirmation that other beings outside our reality exist?  I for one, don’t believe for one second that Earth is the center of the universe.  It’s a bizarre thing to capture a UFO in the middle of the day, and at the very least, we have something that may help others get the conversation going about the fact that we are not alone. It was kind of like when people receive their own private crop circles in their backyards.

Most people assume it just isn’t what it appears to be (including ourselves initially). People shut down because we have no frame of reference, we can’t explain the speed or the tilt, or more importantly, how was it even filmed when no one actually saw it. That can be explained if you understand holographic cloaking technology, however, its still the question of, how was it filmed, and what are the chances that the camera would be pointed in the right direction?

Since no one in our group saw the UFO, some people have suggested perhaps it was moving too fast for the naked eye, or that it was in a time warp which is not entirely a three dimensional time/space. There’s also holographic cloaking technology as mentioned before, which again might explain why no one saw it, too.  Whether this is in fact a real spacecraft or just a government probe using technology they don’t admit to having, at the very least it has lead to some fascinating discoveries.  According to a conference I recently attended, there are anti-gravity crafts being tested around the Bay area.  But that would mean other people would have seen the UFO which at this point doesn’t seem to be the case.

Throughout the filming of our project, Time is Art, and the experimentation process, the crew experienced many synchronicities, which are also themes in the film.  We were focusing on primarily owls, but also labyrinths, butterflies and honeycombs. It just seemed like fun at first but over time the energy became more and more emotional and intense between the group.  I was not aware exactly why I was feeling this way.  After several days of seeing these images in San Francisco, (on book covers, t-shirts, earrings) the day we filmed in the Mission District near 160 Lilac alley, a neighborhood famous for its wall to wall graffiti murals, something very strange happened.

The owls and butterflies were everywhere. There must have been 6 or 7 murals with references to owls, some of them had the hypnotized eyes, some looked sinister and some looked half asleep. Whether the artist knew what they were painting or not, I felt as if the three owls represented the three stages of our current consciousness – mind controlled/zombified, angry, tired/complacent. And down the rabbit hole we go.

Unless you’ve had a paranormal experience, most of this stuff doesn’t really resonate. I’ve had a very frightening and strange experience with entities in the past while I was in a very remote area of Eastern Germany in 1998. My story is actually published in this book called The Synchronicity Highway by Trish & Rob MacGregor.   According to my research, owls can be vehicles for shape shifters and some people say are also used in “screen memories” in abduction situations. The entities erase your memory of being taken and/or shape shift and essentially follow you around. My personal feeling is entities with more advanced technology can watch anyone just like the NSA or any other secret government organization has been doing for a very long time. Many researchers say other beings aren’t any worse than human beings, we are all capable of doing horrible things. We can also choose to be in service to the greater good. Or not, hence, Planet Earth being the ultimate experiment.  Some beings are simply more ethical than the others, or what researchers call positively polarized.

For native peoples, the Owl animal spirit also symbolizes wisdom and knowledge.  Its one of those symbols that over time has been potentially used to evoke the opposite effect, similar to what happened with the Illuminati and other secret “illuminated” organizations.  At Bohemian Grove (which is near Muir Woods National Forest) the elite participate in the “CREMATION OF CARE CEREMONY”, a ritual that is held in front of a 40′ high stone owl. Whats interesting is I had no idea that this even existed until I took a photo of a sign that said Bohemian Grove while we were filming in Muir Woods a few days after the UFO situation.  After some research, I discovered the occult elite think it’s fun to play around with “Black Magic”, something they don’t fully understand.  I have a hard time imagining Richard Nixon, who regularly attended the meetings at Bohemian Grove, having any understanding of esoteric knowledge.  More on this later.

Back to the Mission District murals. Besides the owls, there were many Day of the Dead pieces  and several Aztec murals. One mural in particular literally sucked me in. Near the entrance of one of the last alleyways I came across a very interesting piece. There was a tiny owl in a tree and next to it was a Hopi Indian medicine manwith light energy emanating from his hands in the direction of a hybrid human/alien. For UFO researchers and abductees it is a widely held belief that there are several types of ETs who have either ruined their civilizations or have just naturally gone extinct and therefore need our sperm/DNA to attempt to keep their races from dying out, perhaps resulting in some sort of malevolent hybrid race. The key to the whole UFO rabbit hole is coming to terms with how ridiculously complicated is it. Jim Marr’s lectures are a good place to start.

After seeing this somewhat disturbing UFO mural I walked back to where the rest of the crew was. Only a few minutes after I returned, the UFO was captured on the DSLR.   The UFO looked very similar to what was depicted in the Hopi Indian mural. We all felt very strange and Jennifer Palmer, actually said she almost passed out after we wrapped the shoot. She wrote a blog post about it here.

Truth is indeed stranger than fiction. For me, the best explanation is Dolores Cannon’s in her book “Custodians“.  Dolores Cannon has accumulated all of this vast knowledge from her forty years as a pioneering hypnotherapist, past-life regressionist, counselor and healer. She has performed thousands of hypnotherapy sessions with a whole cross section of clients who have revealed to her their origins as extra-terrestrial beings on other planets, in other universes, and in other lives. Her theory is played out in many Star Trek movies and episodes. (Did you know that the creator of Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry researched background material for his series with a distinguished international group, using a medium who channeled “The Nine”?) According to the information gleaned from her clients, Mrs. Cannon discovered that there is an advanced race of extra-terrestrials, or light beings, known simply as “the Custodians”, who were responsible for creating the planet Earth and all life found on it, billions upon billions of years ago.

According to Dolores Cannon, Star Trek is real and we are living that reality but the government has somehow convinced us its not happening. There are also abductees such as Sherry Wilde who are convinced that there is also yet another hybrid program that was created to help 5th dimensional light beings manifest here on our planet to aid the ill-informed human species and help end the destruction of the biosphere. The mural above seems to depict this possibility. Whatever the case may be, I’m personally convinced the planet would have been blown up in the 1940s & 50s if there had not been some sort of intervention. The geniuses that run the MIC (military industrial complex) set the nuclear launch codes at 8 zeroes for fuck sake. ETs or interdimensionals MUST have shut down nuclear war headsDavid Wilcock and many other investigative journalists and authors make tv shows, blog posts about this kind of stuff every day.

We saw the recording of the UFO only after we had returned to Brooklyn a week or so later. The clip shows the craft moving very slowly tilted sideways. It moves behind a tree just as a bird at twice the speed crosses the frame. How is that possible to record just a four second clip right as a UFO crosses the frame right after seeing  a massive UFO mural? Divine intervention perhaps?

UFO researcher Mike Clelland presented our footage recently at a UFO Congress in Arizona and suggested that we might possibly abductees. There was no missing time so I highly doubt that was possible. However, the energy was strange and we all felt a lot of anxiety during the week of filming. Of course producing a low budget film is always stressful. However, it is worth mentioning that Maia, co-producer of the film was “visited” by a non-human intelligence on Halloween near Pine Bush in the Hudson River Valley. We are indeed not alone.

The sign post that read “Bohemian Grove” still to this day sticks in my head and down the rabbit hole I go. This realization later on lead me from one article to the next about this strange meeting similar to the Bilderberg Group in which male leaders from the ruling class, (no women are allowed) including George Bush and Nixon meet every year. The next thing I know I’m reading more Jim Marr’s books and watching his presentations along with Richard Dolan and many other articulate scholars that explain these unbelievable truths as naturally as if they are talking about the weather.

Often from the UFO rabbit hole, I get sucked down the dark hole of the occult elite and the realization that they have hijacked various symbols for their bizarre rituals.  This in turn leads me to Vigilant Citizen’s blog and the interpretation of Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut (a direct reference to the occult elite) as well as the 80’s film, Labyrinth. Both films are extremely creepy and mysterious. According to the writer, they explain the practice calledMonarch Mind Control in which various young women are manipulated by a male “handler”. Marilyn Monroe was apparently one of the most famous to be programmed, (potentially used as a way to control JFK).  Judith Moore wrote one of the most inspiring books ever written about surviving trauma and abuse at the hands of the U.S.  Air Force mind control programs.

Common symbols like butterflies, broken mirrors, labyrinths, the “all seeing eye” and even honeycombs come up over and over again in various films and pop music videos. Jennifer who was also there while the UFO was recorded co-creator of the project, said after her STE (spiritually transformative experience) she felt that there was something profound she needed to learn from 2001 Space Odyssey. I felt the same way about all three of these films. Only until now do I understand why. Intuition is a very powerful feeling.  I won’t get into that too much, but Jay Weidnerhas some pretty incredible information to back up the fact that Kubrick helped N.A.S.A. cover up what really happened during th 1964 moon landing which was being shot at the same time as 2001 Space Odyssey (the film paralleled the Apollo Mission). Another theory is N.A.S.A. saw other entities who had already set up shop on the moon which they clearly could not film so they had to stage it. The fact that Kubrick had access to a million dollar camera lens in the 1960’s that was given to him by N.A.S.A. is enough to ask some serious questions.

One thing continued to lead to another, and another and another.  I also came across the UFO Hunters episode (which got the show cancelled) about the Dulce Underground base near an Apache Indian reservation where a worker allegedly saw beings experimenting  with human/alien hybrids. Star Trek only seemed to scratch the surface of this bizarre reality we have created.

My most outlandish explanation for the UFO clip is that perhaps our higher self/spirit guides recorded this holographic projection (since we missed actually seeing it in person) to prove their existence not only to me but to others that are on the fence. Perhaps it was also to help me (and others) connect the dots?

These kind of synchronicities have also opened my mind to the realization that not only do we have entities helping us but we have many working against us. Humanity is in a very deep sleep. We are obsessed with the latest technology and distracted by celebrities, materialism and mainstream media.  Its clear that we’ve grown more technologically advanced but as a whole we have not grown spiritually in the past few hundred years. It’s possible that contact is happening in other indirect ways, perhaps through the occult elite who are in complete control of our current world view. Is it possible that they are controlled/manipulated and continue their practice of manipulating young women and children in the very same way?  It’s a scary thought but very possible given the enormous poverty throughout the world, the shrinking middle class,  the Vatican’s ongoing corruption and child abuseMonsanto and Big Oil’s infiltration of the government and programs  such as the NSA, the 9/11 inside job,  Operation Paperclip and MKULTRA (I could go on and on). Perhaps its a crucial step in the awakening process for people to understand these disturbing truths because if they are “Star Seeds” their purpose is to break off from the mainstream in order to aid in creating a new paradigm.

In terms of how we decided to approach the use of the UFO clip in the film, we ended up creating exactly what was the original idea: a montage piece that aligned magically with Jennifer, the writer and narrator’s exact words.


We are all made of star stuff, technologically advanced entities and less advanced humans ultimately come from the same place. Whether or not all the beings in the universe are spiritually advanced, we cannot fear our “masters” as they feed off that kind of negative energy, so instead we need to become accustomed to their techniques and ways of interacting with us, though foreign to us and sometimes ethically questionable, this is the reality we must face.  It’s a very similar process to how the native peoples made “peace” with the white man when he came and wiped out their culture and their lands. The symbols and synchronicities we saw over and over again was just another way the universe helped me to “connect the dots.” The curtain between realities is thinning and we will begin to experience more and more of these multidimensional beings and crafts as the dimensions overlap. They key is to continue to grow spiritually, to spread knowledge and empower others to take control of this new reality.

Barbara Hand Clow, an incredible author and seer/shaman wrote in her book The Mind Chronicles:

The Sumerian masters once had great power over us and interfered with human life in the remote past but have no power in the cosmos. Instead they lurk as poisons in minds of men and women, in the ego, belief systems and judgements coming from memory.

You can also listen to my podcast in which I chat with authors Trish & Rob MacGregor who wrote a book about various abductions and UFO phenomenon. We also talk more about the potential connection betweeen owls and UFOs.

From A Dictionary of Symbols by J.E. Cirlot:
In the Egyptian system of hieroglyphs, the owl symbolizes death, night, cold and passivity. It also pertains to the realm of the dead sun, that is, of the sun which has set below the horizon and which is crossing the lake or sea of darkness.

One other thing to note for those playing around with any kind of ‘black magic” aka Dark Arts:
The owl is often times the medicine of sorcerers and witches. If the owl is your medicine, you will be drawn to magical practices and perhaps explore the dark arts. YOU SHOULD RESIST ANY TEMPTATION TO PRACTICE BLACK MAGIC OR ANY ART THAT TAKES ENERGY AWAY FROM ANOTHER PERSON OR BEING. If you have Owl medicine, these night birds will have a tendency to collect around you, even in the daytime, because they recognize a kinship with you.

Owl medicine is symbolically associated with clairvoyance, astral projection, and magic, both black and white. Owl is called Night Eagle on several medicine wheels used by Amerindian teachers. Traditionally, Owl sits in the East, the place of illumination. Since time immemorial, humanity has been afraid of the night, the dark, and the unseen – waiting fearfully for the first crack of morning light. Conversely, night is Owl’s friend…

Syncing into Death & Finding Infinite Love in the Everyday

Artwork by: Chaos Fissure

Artwork by: Chaos Fissure

What was it that changed you?  What happened to make the first domino of life as you’d come to know it tumble down in a cascade of awakening?  How did you start the process of freeing yourself from the hyper mediated, distracted, Starbucks state of mind of late capitalism, in which we feel privileged to pay lots of money just to exist?

Was it a near death experience, a psychedelic journey, giving birth, or a profound connection to nature that broke open your head?  Maybe you changed your diet, or your gender.   I’ve learned that the difference between the doorways can be immense, and yet they all lead to the same place of revelation, in which the reality of our individual world is broken down, and a new, fuller way of being is recalled and revealed.

For me it was the death of my aunt that opened the portal.  I’d always been close with Nancy.  As a little girl I loved looking through her record collection which included Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and The Beatles.  I remember staring transfixed at the iconic picture of George Harrison with his palm open and a third eye painted on his face as she explained to me that he was “always her favorite.” When I was older I came out to her before most of my family and brought my girlfriend to stay with her in Barcelona, where we all partied in discotheques and watched old movies in her mirror filled apartment.   The Wizard of OZ, Gone With the Wind…epic tales that filled me with a strange sense of longing, perhaps for my own story that was just beginning.  In that regard Nancy was someone I looked up to, having left behind her shitty but well-paying corporate job in Pennsylvania after falling in love with Barcelona.  She was often struggling to make ends meet, going from one crazy entrepreneurial scheme to another, but she seemed happy to me in a way that other adults were not.  Her life was an adventure, and she was living it fully.

She died the same way—brave, aware, and without regrets.  She was so strong that no one thought it was serious when she first got sick.  After being misdiagnosed over and over and believing that the pain in her shoulder was something a chiropractor or orthopedic shoes could fix, she was finally told that it was lung cancer and it had already spread throughout her body.  It all happened so quickly.  She called me at work one day shortly after we found out and asked me to come to Spain with my mom and brother.  She urged me to hurry.  I can still hear her voice, hollowed out by the pain and uncharacteristically demanding as she made me promise that I would come.  “It’s going to be hard,” she said, “But you will be there to help one another.”

I agreed to come, thinking we’d visit and figure out the strategy for bringing her back with us to the States for treatment.  Despite her insistence that we hurry, not once did I consider that this would be the last time I’d see her.  I told myself she was young and that the diagnosis had just been given.  We were going to fight this thing.

At the time I was working in IT and not sure what, if anything, I was doing to fulfil my dream of being a writer. I’d come to have a very dark view of the world.  I was scared all the time because I knew that even with all the hard work necessary to survive something could happen at any moment that destroyed my life.  My existence of expensive dinners and designer clothes seemed so tenuous, a plot that had been run through a million times before.  I was the clichéd movie character, right before the dramatic moment of stark realization.  I had a lot of anxiety at this time, looking back I think it’s because a part of me knew something was ending. 

A few weeks later, as Nancy lay dying in front of me, my understanding of time and what it meant to exist in it was forever changed.  Everything fit perfectly into place and I could see it, if only for a flash. There was no fear, no final end—only an unending love connecting everyone and everything.  I didn’t see it as much as I felt it—a universal ebb and flow in which we each played our part.

On the one hand witnessing her death made me realize it was a completely natural event; in the same way that we have our first inhalation, there comes a time when we exhale and don’t inhale again.  This was a matter-of-fact, but its actual occurrence was extraordinary, revealing an underlying layer to reality that was beyond what I’d known up until then.  The whole trip was uncanny in nature from its start. A series of synchronicities cast their magical vibe over everything.  This was the first time I had so many of them at one time.  There were many little things, like certain times I kept seeing or words that popped up in multiple places over the course of the day.  But the big ones included meetings with an English speaking doctor who was not working on my aunt’s case but had met her and admitted to being drawn to her and wanting to help.  He “happened” to show up whenever we were at our lowest as we tried to navigate the hospital’s foreign bureaucracy. It didn’t matter if we were in someone’s office, the cafeteria or parking lot—he would just show up out of the blue. Then there were the daisies that seemed to follow us everywhere, from the airport all the way to my aunt’s hospital bed, where she was very particular about keeping a small stuffed doll that was a daisy with a smiling face near her bed at all times, requesting that we fix it if its head wasn’t straight—a task that required regular maintenance as the wire inside the little guy wasn’t strong and he always fell over.   On the night before her death, we noticed that someone—we never found out who-- had replaced the stuffed daisy with a real one that sat bolt upright in a small vase.  I remember that when she died the next morning, I looked over to see that the daisy had slumped its head in a way identical to the stuffed one, which we later found tucked away in the closet. 

On the morning that she passed, we were supposed to be at the airport for our flight home, having heard from the doctors that she had “at least another six months” which gave us time to make arrangements and come back in a few weeks.  As we got in the cab, however, I was filled with the overwhelming need to go back to the hospital.  I urged my mother to let us stop on the way to the airport, just for a quick goodbye.  When we got to her floor the nurses came rushing over in a way that felt like a betrayal after all their calm sauntering on our other visits: “We’ve been trying to call you at the hotel, but they said you already left!” they said.  They were relieved that we had gotten in touch with the front desk after all and were confused when I tried to explain that we hadn’t spoken to anyone at the hotel, and that something unknown had compelled us to comeback.  But I couldn’t explain this with my terrible Spanish. 

The feeling had been one of urgency but also irritation, like the idea of going back was an intense itch across my entire body.  It seemed related to whatever it was that moved around the room when she passed.  There was an exhalation (which something had already told me was going to be the final one) followed by a prolonged silence in which an ever-widening gulf opened between us as it became increasingly clear with each passing moment that she wasn’t going to breathe in again.  Suddenly, something in the room changed—something invisible moved--like a shift in temperature or electrical charge, a force like the near constant wind outside the hospital. I say “like” the wind because it wasn’t wind; it was something at once utterly strange and familiar.  I felt that we all knew what it was without saying—even me, the so-called atheist.   It was a moment of frantic wonder, in which my mother, brother and I were caught mid-sobs, watching as one of the nurses hurried over to the window and quickly cranked open its ancient metal frame.  It rattled several times and then the room became still.

Stunned as I was I tried to explain what I experienced in terms of being emotionally stressed out but upon my return to the States I experienced synchronicity after synchronicity, coming at me rapidly, as though the pent-up force that had been released in that room was following me.  Unsure of what was happening, I decided to treat the syncs as being clues to something I had to figure out.  In spite of increasingly powerful mood springs and energetic shifts, in which I’d either be laid out with exhaustion or up late with a fear of the dark, I tried to be as scientific as possible about my observations, having bracketed off the bias of my shattered state and the very real chance that I was having a nervous breakdown.  My research led me to master numbers, occult symbols and conspiracy theories and as much as I wanted to reject it all as nonsense, the uncanny nature of the persistent syncs forced me to keep an open mind. As I went further and further down the rabbit hole, the world as I knew it changed.

I started to realize that although they seem magical, synchronicities are natural, just like death.  They take us outside of the everyday and reconnect us with the nature that is always just under the surface. The syncs are moments of connection with our natural selves, the one not controlled by clocks or the amount of money we need to make an hour.

I went from book to book, website to website, with the feeling that I was being guided by invisible forces. Perhaps even by Nancy herself.  The possibility that she still existed in some formless form was one I opened up to more and more, especially when it felt as though a friendly hand was guiding me through the city.  Like one time, when I was at a low point and feeling sorry for myself when a sudden cloudburst sent me running into the nearest store, which happened to be a Barnes and Noble.  I walked aimlessly while I dried off and banged my hip against a low lying table of books.  Looking down the first one to catch my eye was Daniel Pinchbeck’s 2012, The Return of Quetzacoatl.  I was meant to learn about these things!  The more I reached out, the more I realized that many people were experiencing the kinds of things I was experiencing.  I found bloggers who wrote about the profound boundary loss that was part of the sync experience (especially if strong weed was involved), in which the outside world seemed to correspond directly to your inner most thoughts.   Their brave and slightly insane writings made me wanted to share my own syncs, something I eventually started doing online and in print.

Did Nancy, either consciously or unconsciously know that witnessing her death would be the catalyst of what can only be called a spiritual awakening in me?  I’ve rejected that idea a long time, because it seemed steeped in my own egoic projections upon an event that was not mine to claim.  But still, there’s a truth to it…had I not experienced her passing I wouldn’t have had the feeling of walking out among those mountains after it was over.  Leaving the hospital and feeling spring everywhere and noticing the little flowers on the dry brown soil and realizing that nothing was ever lost.   I was seeing with a new, clearer vision that seemed directly connected to the searing grief in my chest—and to the synchronicities that were suddenly everywhere.

After years of trying to get the essence of sync down on paper, I finally realized that film’s a better medium to capture the joy inherent in its experience—that deep sense of there being a flowing connection with everyone and everything that’s felt so strongly, even for just a moment.  Written language is too rigid—the nouns and verbs are treated as forever separate, when sync teaches us that this is merely an illusion.  Sync ripples out in a way that film is able to replicate with its layers of moving image and sound.  It’s difficult, if not impossible, to do this justice with words.  As sync would have it, I met the Time is Art (aka, “The Sync Movie”) filmmakers shortly after coming to this realization.

The filmmakers and I resisted trying to explain what synchronicity “means”, and instead filmed the philosophers, artists and healers talking to me about how it informed their work and layered this with imagery and audio from the synchronicities that were permeating the making of the film.  In this way we steered away from the rigidness of a “talking heads” format and attempted instead to create a portal for people to actually experience synchronicity for themselves.  Because this project doesn’t end with the movie, we hope people will share the syncs they get from the film, and perhaps be filmed themselves for our ongoing #SyncStories web series.

A new world is coming.  In the three years of making this film I think of all the other journeys that have been happening in sync with my own:  all of the first yoga classes, the first time reading Jose Arguelles or watching a Terrence McKenna video, the first time getting high, the first planted seed, the first healthy meal, the first time creating something they wanted to share and the first time they see the person they fall in love with... There are so many openings, millions of them.  People are waking up and learning how to live and love and begin the long work of repairing their individual relationship to the Earth and finding balance in their lives and in their communities.  It’s not on the news but it’s happening. This film documents a shift in ideas taking place on the level of scientists and thinkers like Graham Hancock, Amy Lansky, Rupert Sheldrake, Jill Purce, Daniel Pinchbeck and others that’s simultaneously being channeled through artists and musicians like Alex and Allyson Grey, East Forest and Chris Soria.  Sync is helping us come back into awareness of the feminine power of the earth—merging it with the masculine know-how of the technosphere.  I believe everyone who is alive now was invited to play a part in a great opening into a healthier, more inclusive and loving way of being that’s in balance with the Earth.  This film is a product of our amazing time.

Spirit Animal of the Week: The Stork

The Spirit Animal to be your guide this week is the made spirit named the stork. The stork is the bird who wades in water before he flies. He walks through the muck and mud in order to find his food, and once he is full, he flies to his next place of rest.

Letting this spirit be your guide is to understand that you must wade through "mud" at times in order to receive your spiritual nutrition - but understand, you're only being led to a better next place, which in time you will fly to.

This animal as your guide is to serve as the lesson that the waters of life are filled with earth (mud), but the earth is only put there to ground you before you fly. 

Liberation Frequency #15: Time is Art - Sychronicity and the Collective Dream with Katy Walker and Jennifer Palmer

In this episode of Liberation Frequency (see below), Jennifer Sodini interviews Katy Walker and Jennifer Palmer of the transmedia documentary, Time is Art

Time is Art follows the story of Jennifer Palmer, a corporate IT specialist-turned-writer, is compelled to make sense of the mysterious and powerful energy she felt at her aunt’s deathbed. A series of strange coincidences leads her on an exploration of synchronicity – the concept that all beings are interconnected, and that time is not so much a chronology as it is an infinite cycle. Considering herself something of a skeptic, Jennifer treads the fine line between nervous breakdown and ecstatic revelation as she seeks out scholars, shamans, artists, and community activists in her search for answers. Together, they explore a reality where time is transformed from a unit that can be measured and commodified -“Time is money”- to an experience of oneness with the natural rhythms of nature and the universe. It is here that the writer discovers that time is, in fact, art.

Our interview explores synchroncity, consciousness, and what a new paradigm of society could look like if we did follow the "Time is Art" ethos. 

Time is Art is currently trying to raise funds for the completion of the film through an Indiegogo campaign, all donation levels are appreciated!

Tarot Card of the Week (6/24 - 7/1): XX - Judgement

Tarot Card of the Week (6/24 - 7/1): XX - Judgement

Alphabet: Sh, Shin in Hebrew

Numerical Value: 300

Astrological Nature: Fire (Spirit)

XX - Judgement: Responsibility for the past to progress in the future.

The card of Judgment is the ballad of the death of a star in order to become a new life. The star judges if the new life is necessary in order to be the fated role that results in a big change. The change that is to occur when a star dies and is then born is the call of the transformation of fear into love, and this is the definition of a miracle.

Stars falling in the sky signal miracles on their way to earth. Being the call to be the star then to be the life yet again is a sacred call of the need for a change to occur before destruction. Being the called star to help the Earth is the duty of a celestial being who is intent on fulfilling a purpose bigger than their life. The celestial being is the being that comes to feed the hungry masses that are not yet aware that they can feed themselves, and to bring spiritual wealth during a time of lack-mentality. We are to move forward into a century of light, after a very dark age , and this is the call of the gilded age of the cycle of time, but the gilded age always comes before the Dark Age is over. Before the dark there is the call of the iron age, that is the age of industrial revolution, then the darkness comes because people abuse their call to create, then the destruction happens in order to bring order after chaos, to bring light to the dark and to feed the masses with a new way of thought in order to provide spiritual nourishment to dharma of the karmic cycle of time.

The destiny of time will always tick, and the clock never stops completely, but history is now being written, and you are going to be a part of this never ending story whether you realize it or not, but the role you play is your choice and your choice alone.

Think first of the future, then of your self, think second after yourself, of the impact you have on others and allow your soul to guide you, not your ego. Quiet the ego, and think from your soul. Mentioned ballad of Gilded Age is to sing a beautiful song, do not be scared. Only be prepared with your new coat of armor, and your awareness of your self, and do not sigh in lamenting of the dark time, but instead know that in the dark, a new dawn forms.

Esoteric Encyclopedia Entry of the Week: Amulet

An amulet is thought to be a magic charm of sorts, worn for the alleged power of protection from danger, negative energies, and injury. The word "amulet", comes from the Latin amuletum; meaning "an object that protects a person from trouble". Although seemingly the same thing, amulets differ from talismans, in that, a talisman is believed to bring good luck, but amulets are primarily for protection. From archaelogical evidence, we have found that amulets were very common in the ancient cultures of Biblical times, especially amongst Pagans.

Amulets are usually made from crystals/gems, coins, pendants, and rings. Even words in the form of a magical spell or incantation are used as an "amulet" to repel evil or bad luck.  

According to Lucky Mojo, this list includes some of the most popular amulets worn for protection:


The following is excerpted from: Active Consciousness: Awakening the Power Within[1], released from R.L.Ranch Press.

One piece of evidence for the holographic nature of nonstandard fields that have been proposed in recent years — the zero-point field (a candidate for the unified field [2]), the psi field of psychic phenomena, Ervin Laszlo’s Akashic field [3], and the morphic field proposed by Rupert Sheldrake [4] — is that they all share a common feature: sensitivity to similarity in vibration.

If a holographic image has many different holograms embedded within it, shining a laser of a specific frequency upon it will cause only those holograms made with lasers of the same frequency to stand out.  That’s because things with the same vibration naturally resonate and reinforce one another — just as two violin strings at the same pitch resonate with one another. This property of resonance has [also] been used to explain how each of us might interact with mysterious fields like the psi or Akashic fields… People pick up only that with which they personally “resonate.” Each individual’s resonant frequency, determined by their life experience, physical body, and energy body, limits what they can perceive.

Biologist Rupert Sheldrake’s theory of morphic resonance also depends upon similarity in vibration. Members of the same species, being “on the samewavelength,” are able to tap into information that pertains uniquely to them. And while members of an entire species might be able to tune into a fairly broad spectrum of frequencies (think of Carl Jung’s notion of the collective unconsciousthat humans supposedly tap into [5]), smaller, more tightly connected groups — such as members of the same family or loving couples — resonate in more focused zones of vibration; they have access to their own “private frequency.” In fact, Sheldrake goes even further and suggests that morphic fields can explain how human memory operates. Instead of being stored in our brains, he suggests that memories are stored in the morphic field. Our brains then pick them up via resonance, like radios tuning to their own private stations.

The existence and importance of similarity in vibration has also popped up in psi experiments. For example, individuals gifted at psychokinesis — the ability to affect physical objects with the mind — have described the experience as a feeling of resonance with those objects. A fascinating body of evidence has also been uncovered by Dean Radin and his colleague Roger Nelson at Princeton’s PEAR lab… [R]esearchers at PEAR found that connected couples can influence random event generators (REGs) more effectively than individuals working alone. Because of this phenomenon, Radin and Nelson decided to test for even larger field effects by using these random devices as “antennae.” First they placed REGs at events where people were all focused on the same thing and therefore “vibrating” similarly-for example, at music festivals, religious events, and even at the Academy Awards. The results were as predicted; these venues did indeed cause the machines’ outputs to deviate from the norm [6, 7].

Then, in 1997, they decided to place REGs at fifty locations all over the world, run them continuously, and see if they could pick up on major world events. The results were astounding. Over the next ten years, Radin and Nelson studied the machines’ reactions to 205 major world events and discovered that they did indeed respond to events that were intense on a global level — especially those that were tragic. The most striking effects occurred in response to the events on 9/11, which caused the largest daily average correlation between the machines’ outputs. Even more amazing, this correlation became noticeable a few hours before the first of the twin towers was hit! [8, 9] An instance of collective precognition?

Whereas world events less horrific than 9/11 probably evoke more varied vibratory responses in people (and therefore do not resonate and amplify each other as well), truly frightening events tend to evoke a more common, coherent response. As this study showed, when nearly all of the people on Earth “got onto the same wavelength” on 9/11, even machines noticed…

Synchronicity and Fields of Meaning

Similarity in vibration has also been used to explain the phenomenon ofsynchronicity — “coincidences” of seemingly unrelated events that share a common meaning… [A] well-known illustration of this phenomenon was described by psychiatrist Carl Jung, the originator of the notion of synchronicity [10]. One of Jung’s patients was recounting her dream about a golden scarab beetle when he heard a rapping on the window. When he opened it, a rose chafer beetle — the insect most similar to a scarab in Jung’s region — flew into the room. Jung quickly put two and two together. He realized that the mythological meaning of the scarab — an ancient Egyptian symbol for rebirth — was highly pertinent to his patient’s problems. And this was also the reason why the insect had appeared in waking life.

The phenomenon of synchronicity demonstrates a key point — the universe may not be operating like a cold, meaningless machine after all. Instead, the reality we experience each day may be flooded with fields of meaning. One field might embody the horror and violence of 9/11. Another field might be associated with a hope for rebirth. Each field of meaning has a particular vibration to it, andobjects, individuals, emotions, dreams, and events with similar vibrations will tend to resonate with one another and then co-occur. This is what creates synchronicities. In fact, various theories of quantum physics require the existence of synchronicities [11]…

Think about it. There may be another fundamental mechanism at play in our universe besides cause and effect. Most of us think that everything that occurs in our world is due to some causal mechanism.  A causes B causes C. However, synchronicity — the co-occurrence of events within the same field of meaning — may be another fundamental reason why things tend to happen. Many things in life that we think are due to cause-and-effect or mere coincidence may actually be due to synchronicity.

Here’s an example that occurred while I was writing this book. My husband Steve and I had long admired Rupert Sheldrake’s work on morphic fields but had never met him. To us, he was a brilliant scientist living far away in England. However, in September 2008, just as I was working on the section of this book that describes his work, Steve got word that Sheldrake would be giving a talk at his research laboratory at Sun Microsystems. Now please understand; talks about things like the morphic field are not commonplace in computer research labs. In fact, Sheldrake’s talk was poorly attended. But it just so happened that one of the lab’s researchers had met Sheldrake in Scotland and had invited him to speak the next time he was in our area. When Steve heard about Sheldrake’s visit, he asked if I could also attend, and we both received an invitation to have lunch with him the next day. Before I could even finish writing about Rupert Sheldrake, I was sitting and having lunch with him! Coincidence? Or synchronicity?…

A Meaningful Cure

The powerful influence of similarity in vibration has also made its way into healing. In fact, it is the very foundation of homeopathy — an alternative medical system originally developed in Germany in the early 1800s. The word “homeopathy” literally means similar (homeo) suffering (pathy), and practitioners of homeopathy choose medicines for their patients based on a principle of cure called the Law of Similars. This principle can be described as follows:

If a substance is shown experimentally to cause a specific pattern of emotional, physical, and behavioral symptoms in healthy test subjects, then that substance can be prepared so that it can cure individuals suffering from the same pattern of symptoms.

In other words, homeopathy is the science of healing based on similarity of vibration. The Law of Similars essentially says: “likes cure likes.” Bring two things of like vibration together — a remedy and a patient — and the effect will be a cure of the patient’s disease.

Here’s a simple illustration. We all know the common effects of drinking coffee:  wakefulness, a mind full of thoughts, excited happiness, acute senses, and sometimes heart palpitations and diarrhea. These symptoms are manifestations of the vibration of coffee, and coffee imparts these qualities to those who drink it. Now, if a patient comes to a homeopath seeking help for chronic insomnia, and their insomnia is characterized by an overactive mind, excitement, acuteness of the senses, heart palpitations, and diarrhea, it is likely that the homeopath will prescribe Coffea Cruda — a remedy prepared from coffee. That’s because this patient manifests the same vibrational qualities as coffee. And if the remedy is truly homeopathic to the patient — that is, if coffee’s symptoms match his or her overall emotional, mental, and physical state — it has the potential to completely cure their insomnia, not just palliate it as a sleeping pill would do.

Of course, the most controversial thing about homeopathy is not the Law of Similars, but the way in which homeopathic remedies are made. The process, calledpotentization, involves a sequence of steps in which a substance is repeatedly diluted and vigorously shaken. In fact, for most remedies, these dilutions are so extreme that they do not contain even a single molecule of the original substance! Nevertheless, homeopaths have found that the higher the dilution, the more potent a remedy can be. They believe this is possible because the energetic signature of a substance is captured by the potentization process. In other words, potentization enables the innate vibrational quality of a substance in nature to be unleashed and harnessed. It is this vibration that evokes the symptoms caused by a remedy, and it is also this vibratory signature that enables the remedy to cure a similar vibratory state in a patient. Like vibrations cure like vibrations…

Water: A Potent Carrier of Information

Although homeopathy has been the target of skeptics and critics since it was developed by physician Samuel Hahnemann in the early 1800s, open-minded scientists are finally beginning to get an inkling of how the remedies might be working. Recent studies have shown that the encoding of information in homeopathic dilutions is not about their chemical composition; it’s more about the bonding structures between the molecules within them. Apparently, the shaking process (also called succussion) performed during homeopathic potentization is the critical step that develops these structures.

In 2007, a prominent researcher in the field of structured water, Professor Rustum Roy of Pennsylvania State University, showed for the first time that extreme homeopathic dilutions are not mere water, but highly structured arrangements of water molecules. In fact, various types of instruments in Roy’s laboratory were able to pick up the distinct signatures of different remedies, even at levels of dilution in which no remedy substance likely remained [12]. Homeopathic experience has shown that these unique signatures can then be transmitted to dry pills, and that the power and distinct effects of these pills remain stable indefinitely if they are stored properly…

Interestingly, the potentization process can be used to capture the energetic signature of any substance, not just those used to make homeopathic remedies. This has been shown repeatedly by several independent scientists in replicated studies. For example, consider the work of Jacques Benveniste, a French physician and medical researcher in the field of immunology who helped discover platelet-activating factor in 1972. Unfortunately, Benveniste’s career was set upon a rocky course when a colleague encouraged him to study the phenomenon of potentization. His first paper about the subject described how antibodies of immunoglobulin E (anti-IgE) could be potentized beyond Avogadro’s number (the point at which it is unlikely to find a single molecule of a substance remaining in a dilution) and still cause substance-specific effects.

When Benveniste published these results in the prestigious journal Nature in 1988 [13], he came under a barrage of attacks that lasted for the rest of his life. But perhaps this wasn’t surprising. Benveniste’s work had essentially shown that any drug could be potentized and still remain effective. That means that billions of doses of any drug could be produced for pennies — information that drug companies would spend a fortune to attack and suppress. And in fact, there is evidence that a world-wide campaign to discredit homeopathy has been funded by the pharmaceutical industry for this very reason [14, 15].

Despite the attacks on Benveniste and his subsequent loss of government funding in France, he continued his work and came up with even more astounding results. Because he suspected that the potentization process conveys an electromagnetic signal into the water of a dilution, he developed an apparatus that could digitally record it. He then transmitted this signal electronically — via E-mail — to a distant laboratory, and had it “replayed” into water there. Amazingly, the resulting water caused the same effects as the original substance.

Benveniste eventually conducted several blinded experiments using this protocol. He published a paper in the Journal of Clinical Immunology in 1997 that described one such experiment, in which a specific antigen was potentized, recorded, E-mailed to Chicago, and replayed into water in a Chicago laboratory [16]. This water did indeed cause antigen-specific effects on isolated guinea pig hearts. I saw Benveniste present this paper at Stanford University Medical School in 1999. The large lecture hall was standing-room only, but the audience was politely incredulous.

Of course, Benveniste’s new results in what he called “digital biology” were even more mind-boggling and threatening than his original paper in Nature. Not only could billions of doses of a substance be prepared cheaply using potentization, but its signature could be E-mailed and imprinted into water essentially for free… Despite the fact that other initially-skeptical scientists have successfully replicated his work [17, 18], acceptance of Benveniste’s work remains for the future. Perhaps, with the growth of a new consciousness in the scientific community, that future will arrive sooner rather than later. Indeed, in 2009, some new research conducted by Nobel prize winner Luc Montagnier confirmed the same kinds of effects that Benveniste described [19]…

The Meaning of Disease

The power of potentization is indeed one of the landmark discoveries of Homeopathy. It provides us with a method for capturing the energetic signature of any substance in nature. But perhaps even more significant is homeopathy’s therapeutic principle, the Law of Similars — because it says something specific about how fields of meaning operate and interact. There may even be a direct relationship between the Law of Similars and synchronicity.

The late psychiatrist Edward Whitmont was a student of Carl Jung and eventually became a homeopath. In his book, Psyche and Substance, he speaks at length about the relationship between homeopathy and synchronicity [20]. Psychiatrists have long known that patients sometimes alternate between specific physical symptoms and specific mental or emotional symptoms. In fact, when mental symptoms are present, physical symptoms often vanish, and vice versa. This phenomenon is an illustration of the fundamentally psychosomatic nature of disease — that disease manifests in both the psyche (mind) and soma (body)…

Homeopathy and other holistic medical systems have long recognized that disease is a body-mind affair. That is why each patient manifests a unique pattern of mental, emotional, and physical symptoms — a pattern that is an outward representation of his or her vibratory state. As Whitmont points out, each homeopathic remedy is also associated with a vibration… The Law of Similars then states that bringing together the vibratory pattern of a patient and the similar vibratory pattern of a remedy can be curative. The reason this is true, Whitmont suggests, is synchronicity… Homeopathic remedies are curative because they share the same synchronistic field as a disease and therefore can replace it within a patient’s body. Hahnemann proposed essentially the same explanation in the early 1800s for the operation of his remedies upon what he called the dynamis or vital force — the energetic etheric field that encompasses the physical body.

The fact that homeopathy has worked for millions of people for 200 years says a lot about the power of the Law of Similars. But it also says something about fields of meaning and their relationship to us in disease and in health. Just as the dream of the golden scarab said something meaningful about the psychological state of Jung’s patient, holistic practitioners recognize that each person’s unique manifestation of disease is not merely the result of genetic inheritance or the accidents of life — it is a reflection of a field of meaning vibrating at the core of their being.

Paranormal Medicine?

A couple of other phenomena witnessed in the homeopathic world are worth mentioning. Because they border on the paranormal, they are rarely openly discussed. Both tend to occur during provings — the homeopathic drug trials. The object of these trials is to see what pattern of symptoms a substance will create in healthy volunteers. Today’s provings are conducted using modern techniques like double-blinding and placebo controls. Thus, some test subjects (called provers) are given placebo while others are given the actual remedy. Since the trials are also blinded, neither the provers nor their supervisors, who collect symptom information, know who has been given a real remedy or a placebo, nor the identity of the substance being tested. Nevertheless, the following kinds of phenomena have been observed during many trials.

First, it has been noticed that the moment a prover forms the intention to participate in a proving, they often begin to experience symptoms that are later found to be characteristic of the remedy — long before the trial actually begins. While this doesn’t happen to all provers, it happens frequently enough to be noteworthy. By simply intending to join a remedy trial, a prover may enter into the field of meaning of the remedy substance. Just as paranormal phenomena often defy the normal constraints of time and space, the fields of meaning created by homeopathic remedies may as well.

The second remarkable thing about provings is that the symptoms developed by provers often directly reflect the nature of the substance from which a remedy is made. This is most obvious in the case of remedies made from animal substances… Consider, for example, the blind proving of Androctonus conducted in 1985. Even though the provers did not know that they were taking a remedy made from scorpion venom, they developed the following kinds of symptoms: overconfidence; contemptuousness and defiance; lack of feeling and cruelty; quarrelsomeness and deceitfulness; the delusion that they were about to be assaulted and a malicious desire to injure others; suspiciousness; a lack of impulse control; anxiety and fear that is ameliorated by walking around; aversion to company; and a feeling that one is alone or separated from the world [21].

Notice how evocative many of these symptoms are of scorpions — violent, cruel, and antisocial. Indeed, this remedy has been effective in treating patients with serious mental illness. In my book about homeopathy, Impossible Cure, I describe the case of one man who, thanks to Androctonus, experienced a cure of severe allergies and headaches, as well as a significant lessening of arthritis, high blood pressure, and diabetes. The man was an avid hunter, obsessed with guns and knives. He told his homeopath how he would wait until his prey came to him and how he could sense and communicate with them. Interestingly, scorpions also let their prey come to them, and they can accurately detect their victim’s location by sensing their vibrations. After taking Androctonus, this hunter was not only alleviated of his physical problems, but he also became much less interested in his extensive collection of weapons [22].

Think of it. The process of potentization may provide us with a method for accessing the very essence of the natural world. Just as Merlin the Magician showed the future King Arthur what it was like to be a fish or bird, a prover who takes a potentized remedy may learn what it’s like to be a scorpion, a dolphin, a flower, or even a mineral! Our entire universe may be intricately and intimately interconnected through vibration and meaning.


Amy L. Lansky, PhD was a NASA researcher in artificial intelligence when her life was transformed by the miraculous homeopathic cure of her son’s autism. In 2003, she published Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy, now one of the best-selling introductory books on homeopathy worldwide ( She covers these topics and more in Episode 3  & Episode 4 from our 5 part web series, “Talking Points”. Since then, Lansky has broadened her investigations to include ancient and modern teachings about consciousness, psychic phenomena, meditation, and our collective power to evolve and transform our world. The result is her second book, Active Consciousness: Awakening the Power Within, published in 2011 ( Her personal blog can be found at

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