Friday, September 27, 2013

Halloween Seances!

Just a quick note to let you know that we have scheduled several seances for Halloween!

Here's the blurb -

Arcanus will be presenting two seances for the Halloween holiday! Come join us as we conjure the Spirits of Arcanus!

29th & 30th @ 7:30 PM to about 9:30 PM
This is an outstanding evening of paranormal entertainment!!

Perfect couples night out! Only $30 per person!

You will be treated to an evening of paranormal activity as we contact the spirits near the old building that houses the Arcanus Reading Parlor! There will be contact made to the other side!

Seating for this event is extremely limited to about SIX participants, so order and confirm your spot(s) as soon as you can as these events typically sell out very fast!

Visit the website here to get your seats: 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Animal Energies

We teach many things at our Victorian Tarot Parlor in Longmont, Arcanus. Folk magick and shamanism are a couple of favorites. Below we look at the spirits of nature that can help us on our journey. 

Animals, our allies in nature - 
Animal spirits can be called upon to empower or teach the practitioner. The thousands of years of shamanic practice have proven the efficacy of this tradition. By getting in tune with the spirit of say the Crocodile, the practitioner can develop new wisdom among many other things attributed to the Crocodile teacher. The familiar is part of this secret teaching wisdom. They can use their animal powers to enhance spells and help to secure knowledge for the practitioner.  

This is a body of knowledge that can take years or even a lifetime to study. For our purposes, knowing the ways of the animal and how to call can be enough. Journeying with a totem can open up whole new vistas of information. For a list of animal symbolism, do a Google search, or check out one of the many books on the subject at your local bookstore. 

Following is a technique that the practitioner can use to facilitate this communication -

Exercise – In a quiet and safe location, perform the sphere exercise found in other articles of this blog to focus and empower you. Once ready, smudge your person and the area with sage. This will cleanse the area and your own energies of confusing remnants of impressions left over from your day or previous workings. Settle yourself into a comfortable position. 

Close your eyes and take a deep breath to prepare for the journey. As is typical of this sort of journeying, you will visualize a natural hole in the ground or tree and allow yourself to follow it down into the other realms.
I generally find a cave to be the most efficacious for me, but what pleases you will be of your own choosing. Once you find yourself descended into the other realm, put the desire into the ether that you wish to meet your personal totem. 

After a short while, you should encounter the animal that is most prevalent to you. Allow impressions to materialize and make note of any communication that you receive. When you are ready to return, take a deep breath and visualize yourself traveling back up through the tunnel until you reach your level of awareness. Take another deep breath to focus and end the session. 
You may want to eat something to help ground yourself in this plane.

I hope you find this article of some assistance on your own journey into nature and the powers that reside there.

Until next time............

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Bit of Prose

I share this with our readers as a bit of the poet that springs forth now and then from the depths of my own psyche. I hope you all enjoy it -

The warrior stood with heart outstretched.
Given naught but a road to walk
Bidden by the witch with the red hair
Called by the blood of his ancestors
Held over the flame of the woman's kiss
Burned by the touch of her embrace

The warrior fought hard
The warrior fought brave
but in the end did succumb to the beauty of the woman with power
touching the torc at his neck he made a vow
To be with the witch from the land of the fey
And to this end he strove
But as he entered the realm of her loving kind
He fell into the hell of one left behind
No place to run
No spear to throw
the warrior lain in his barrow
brother to the cold earth

Heart now gone
Soul flying to the winds
the warrior lays his shield at the feet of fate
The witch with the red hair walks upon another path
leaving him to his pain and his death
Laughter echoing the way as his tear touches the waters of the All.

Till next time........