Sunday, September 30, 2007

Strange days have found us

Five amazing ladies took me to the Body Mind Spirit Expo (BMSExpo) in Asheville, North Carolina, this weekend. Predictably, it was rather strange*, but I enjoyed it. We also managed to hit one of my favorite stores (Instant Karma), and chowed down at the Mellow Mushroom.

My aura was photographed, and it was white. This is considered pretty good! Dr Bluehawks Stec announced I was an "empathic" after inspecting my palms and pointing to the isosceles triangles in place of my lifelines (always did wonder about those). He pronounced these pyramids instead of mere isosceles triangles...and then said, rather strangely, that I was "from somewhere else."** I probably should have asked him if he meant another galaxy, planet or possibly just reincarnated from afar, but I was too freaked out. I'm from somewhere else? Well, this explains a lot!

Adding to this, was the reaction of the five aforementioned amazing ladies: "This is news? We already knew that!"

My chakras are balanced, too, but I have "low physical energy." Again, stop the presses! Still, it was undeniably fascinating. I didn't see anyone else get a white aura! (((Church lady superior dance)))

Some of the participants at the expo, whom I particularly enjoyed:

Natural Options Aromatherapy was a fun place to stop and sniff during the expo, as was the aromatic Young Living, which provides high-quality essential oils and soaps.

LifeWorks School of Coaching features one Farra Allen: “I am a Coach for Personal Growth, Business and Life Transitions. I have developed a tried and true method over time, The Passion Design System™” Why this involves the use of so many capitals, is anyone’s guess.

Turquoise Temple offers crystals and other stones, as well as Himalayan salt lamps and bath salts.

Life Bliss Foundation is a "worldwide movement for meditation and healing. With 1000 centres in 33 countries and 30 Nithyananda Meditation Academies (NMAs) around the globe, the Nithyananda mission offers myriad meditation programs. It works towards transformation of humanity and global peace through transformation of the individual."

There were several spiritual counselors/psychic readers in attendance, including: Sunny Wang, Darlene Liedig, hypnotherapist Sharie Karrinne Camren, and Florida spiritual healer Ellen Wachs.

A few other therapies, which I didn't check out: Dr Cheri Holloway, a practitioner of “Energy Medicine,” and Barry Helm, a practitioner of Resurrection Therapy™. There was also an unfamiliar (to me) body-work offered to BMSExpo participants by practitioners from the Ascending Hall Taoist Temple. Apparently, this was Tao dance, a manifestation of "Taoist Inner Alchemy" as described in the book Spiritual Anatomy: Your Journey Through Nehemiah's Dreamgates by Master Tao Haung. The body-work involved twisting a prone individual into a variety of pretzel-positions, freeing the spirit. Several of these positions made me grimace, although the subjects appeared to be very serene and relaxed.

Several publishers were also present, including Magic Mountain press, Oracle 20-20 magazine (particularly fun reading), Innerchange magazine and of course, the folks everyone should be paying royalties to, the Christian Science Publishing Society

Most of these folks are on the New Age circuit, but there were also a few (more or less) local folks exhibiting: Teahouse Atlanta, Asheville Healing Arts (acupuncture and herbs) and the Bella Haven spiritual retreat, which is right next door in Spartanburg, SC.

Everybody has to draw the line somewhere, and I draw mine at the Gnomes. Dr. Christian von Lahr***, medium and author, was there to talk about the gnomes, and how to be their friends. He has written several gnome books, one of which was "...channeled directly from the Gnomes, Elves, Fairies and Leprechauns themselves" and, needless to say, has been "the #1 seller on the New Age Expo circuit, and has received wide aclaim (sic) in the media." One of his books (helpfully titled Seeing and Sensing Gnomes) explains how to find the gnomes, which he claims are among us.

Now, tell me, if they ARE among us, do you really want to talk to them?****

*cue Doors, Strange Days
**cue Doors, People are Strange
***cue Electric Light Orchestra, Strange Magic
****cue Cream, Strange Brew


Bryce said...

laughed my ass off over the gnomes, D, farkin hilarious~

bint alshamsa said...

I think I may have to draw my line there too. If they do exist, I hope they'll forgive me for not believing in them. I don't think they'd hold it against me, though.

Casdok said...

What a beautiful Mandala.

screamin puma said...

thnx for the taoist alchemy link, lookn 4 that a longtime

ChristianVonLahr said...

Hello, I [AM] Dr. Christian von Lähr. I've had to occasion to chance upon your little Internet bloggy thingy... Your post brought a smile to my face as well; but perhaps for different reasons.

You and your fellow scoffers demonstrate a rather limited view of existence itself, from a religious, spiritual and philosophical view point. Whether you trace the ages old wisdom back through any of these means, you will find a very prominent fact in the Genesis’ of these teachings; that God/the Absolute imbued Nature with Spirit. You may have to reach back to the earlier sources and translations, but this common factor exists.

Nature People are too acknowledged in Buddhism, a religion older than Christianity by 600 years, and Hinduism too, by perhaps 2,500 years. Derivatives of these will admit their existence as well, as they are understood as a very substantial and necessary contribution to the existence of all things. Mostly in the older Eastern philosophies are found the deeper reasons and justifications, but in essence, “life” comes into being through a hierarchical process. The world was made ready for mankind, thanks to animals, and preceding them were plants, preceded still by grasses. Back farther there were water and the “elements.”

All of these things are living consciousness, that serve essential purpose. Not all, however, require the four basic Earth, Air, Water, Fire “states” of matter as do we humans in this “Physical Plane.” All the ancient traditions are quite aware of these facts and therein are defined the Æthers (somewhat different then the gaseous Ether of modern Science). To clarify, think of basic air. It is matter, yet you cannot see it due to its particularly fine energy composition. Such is true to an extreme for the Æthers. It is through their lighter efforts that the primary solid rocks, stones, crystals and gems came about, … minerals, as the building blocks of life.

And, therein too was a “consciousness,” as there is still. All is part of God/the Absolute’s greater plan for bringing things into existence through Divine order and wisdom. It is as well a spiritual fact that this pattern represents the known reasoning behind physical life, the world we pass-over into at death, Heaven and beyond. Things that can be seen, demonstrated and proven.

Proof exists as well for Æthers and the Nature People, also known as “Elementals” in some ancient texts. Beyond my written works on this subject I travel across the country, year after year, delivering most often free lectures and demonstrations to teach this very point. I do not want merely to lecture and express a belief; I want each and every person in attendance leaving with the experience of seeing Nature People, like Gnomes, Leprechauns, Elves and Fairies. To do this, I have to show them Ætheric energy, and Astral Bodies (those who have passed over,) and even Mental Bodies (those who are in Heaven.) These latter two are necessary because, as would be true for the corresponders here, we would be more likely to see “Spirit,” than Nature People.

None the less, I have developed exceptional methods that work repeatedly, and have successfully demonstrated Nature People across the country. At the last New Age Exposition event in Columbus, OH, …despite their extremely large facilities and very sizeable turnout, I achieved 100% success. If that is not clear to you, I am saying that everyone, without exception, saw Gnomes and other Nature People at the workshop, … everyone.

If you should happen upon Theosophy, a rather recent 150 year contribution to modern occultism, it has undertaken the great task of organizing the essential wisdom of the ancient religions and philosophies, translated the works, and presented a cohesive presentation on the creation of existence, … that which precedes human kind, and explains our being here, and where we are going from here; as our physical form too will cease to serve purpose once we have collectively evolved sufficiently. Therein, is well placed the meaning of Nature, and the necessity and continued purpose of Nature People. Learn too why there are angels, and other life as well that is beyond mere human perception. For, this great story places human kind within the great Design, but we find it is not solely for and about us. But, we do have a great contribution to make, and we must first give appreciation and thanks to the very many kinds of Nature People who have allowed us to progress so greatly.

Nature People are a kind of “people,” similar to us. Being Ætheric, they feel only slightly the effects of physical matter, and their lack of great density gives them other properties beyond your [imagined] invisibility. As people, they are self aware, and can rival our greatest intelligence, but selectively so. For the most part, they will tend to a gentler, more accepting and loving nature. It is the very density of ourselves and our human world that through various forms of pressure create causes and effects that make mankind what it is. It has not been an easy evolution for us, painful and awful at times you will surely agree after review of our history. Nature People have not had these experiences, so they will most definitely communicate to your from a totally different perspective, if you allow them.

Why should you allow them to do so, why should you communicate with them at all, you are basically asking. Their Ætheric nature allows them to live to extreme age, although it shows very little. During their long years they have known you before, and you are familiar to them. You will have to review much of the underlying philosophies of modern belief to recognize the fact of past lives/or reincarnation, but it fits into the overall equation of existence. Therein, you will find you have encountered Nature People over and over again, and were at times past even in greater rapport with them; this being due to a less dense nature to the world and the Universe at times very long past.

So, to repeat my opening, it is you all who have taken little effort to appreciate what the spiritual leaders and peoples of all great enduring faiths have gleaned over eons. There is a sense to things, a grand Divine design. Within that design is a necessity for Nature People, and the greatest purpose of this is to create a world that has water, minerals, plants and animals that are “alive” and thriving, so you can have your turn.