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All Natural Spirit was inspired by Nature, the concepts surrounding Symbolism and the desire for Spirituality. The aim of my blog and my store is the cultivation and expression of the Soul through DIY stress management ideas and tools derived from Meditation, Metaphysics and Magick.

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Super Opinion Science Hydra: The gap between Science and Spirituality

20 March 2019, 23:58: Autumn Equinox for the Southern Hemisphere Today is the autumn equinox – it is the day of the year where we observe an equal amount of day and night for both the Southern and Northern Hemispheres. In the south we are moving away from the heat and bustle of summer, whereas...

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Autumn Equinox for the Southern Hemisphere

Today is the autumn equinox – it is the day of the year where we observe an equal amount of day and night for both the Southern and Northern Hemispheres. In the south we are moving away from the heat and bustle of summer, whereas our northern counterparts are seeing an increase in light and activity.


The autumn equinox is aligned with the element of Air. In everyday speech, breath forms an important part of our way of communication and it is connected to the seat of the mind as well as that of our soul. We notice that our perspectives of life colour our actions and our opinions. It also influences how we choose to voice our ideas. We can use these powers of persuasion to inspire (the light aspect) or to diminish (the shadow aspect). This leads me to the main theme of today’s article…


I do find this very amusing, so the next time someone says ‘You won’t understand’…

In today’s society where we are in constant and instant communication with one another through the miracle of modern technology and social media platforms, where we deal with the likes of the Super Opinion. This is a symptom of the Hydra syndrome, where one believes that your own opinion is the ultimate say in the matter, you disregard and ridicule the opinion of those who should disagree. A clear behavioural characteristic of the Hydra syndrome is the multiplication of its threats, insults and general condescending comments towards other logical, reasoned and/or open-minded suggestions. It is distinct from the Troll syndrome, which is the relentless and open personal attack without provocation. The Hydra and Troll syndromes aren’t mutually exclusive and can exist concurrently, however the Hydra aims to oppress, whereas the Troll aims to harm.

These analogies illustrate the pervasive culture of communication that we have embraced on social media. It is spreading and contaminating the way we speak to colleagues and even with friends and family during gatherings . I will specifically address some of the bias and judgmental attitudes of the scientific community with regards to spiritual practices, but as my analogy illustrates the problem remains rampant and ubiquitous.

“Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”

Albert Einstein

Being a ‘scientist’ does not give me (or other scientists) the right to stand in judgement of the spiritual community and to do so with disregard to scientific method, sound research and objectivity. It degrades scientific merit to a point of unreasonable self-righteousness and nonsensical opinion. Very often I come across popular science articles that indulged in such distasteful degradation of the opinion/beliefs of others. These topics include, crystal healing, Feng shui, meditation, acupuncture and a variety of other alternate healing practices. Generally when I notice alternate healing topic from science platforms I want to find an insightful and well balanced piece about the history of the topic, how it has changed due to the changes in our lifestyles and perspectives. Yes, it may be linked to certain ideas of metaphysical concepts of magical phenomenon, but we must keep in mind that science has yet to find a way to substantiate such claims, but for now everybody can and should enjoy a little magic once in a while away from hard-core materialistic and reductionist measurements that grips science so that we all develop open-minded and well-rounded knowledge of other people and their beliefs… Instead I find non-informative heavily biased articles about how ‘sciency’ stuff have been stolen for click-bait by the New Age community or they are full out ridicule pieces that proceed to insult said community with names such as ‘quacks’. Then queue several comments from the rest of the scientific community with more derogatory comments and mockery.

Now if the authors of these scientific articles ‘truly know’ that these forms of healing are ineffective, then prove it, where is your research and results? And don’t do lazy science-abuse by setting up experiments which you already designed to fail. Please provide the proper science, instead of writing your own version of click-bait. It is arrogant and reflects poorly on the rest of the scientific community who tries to cultivate understanding between different perspectives and different ways of living.

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Remind you of meditation much?

This type of behaviour has also become the general tone we have in our society lately, the one of the Super Opinion. When writing articles, especially critique or rebuttals, I always seek to maintain a well researched and unbiased approach – I present to you the facts, include some personal observations (which are clearly disclosed as such) and try to get you to make up your own mind instead of leading you to a prejudiced conclusion. The aim of articles or comments or whatever form of communication you choose, is to discuss not to oppress or to harm and I think somewhere along the line we have forgotten this, especially on social media.

Even Dr Albert Einstein with his degree in physics (as hard-core materialistic and reductionist science field as can be) did not judge, mock or disregard other people or other scientists within the fields of what were/is regarded as pseudoscience, i.e., Paraspychology (even psychology for a time). I assume that he extended this same amount of courtesy to those with differing opinions and beliefs as well. For instance, I did a bit of research a while back on Orgone energy and Orgonite Pyramids and how these work.

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A collection of orgonite pyramids from Google Images

Personally, I don’t use them as I think it has some design-flaws. Moreover I find Dr Reich (its inventor) to be a really creepy guy with all kinds of unsavoury ideas, so I don’t want to associate with derivatives of his inventions. However, orgonite pyramids do bring comfort to many and in discussion with these people I find that we generally agree that science still has many gaps of its own to fill. Anyways, back to Einstein. Dr Reich who proposed the concept of orgone energy even wrote to Einstein and asked him to evaluate his orgone box or accumulator. Instead of laughing him off, Einstein agreed to test his invention (Ref 1 & 2). I would really like to get hold of Einstein’s notes and correspondence letters, but from what I could gather Einstein tested the accumulator quite vigorously and wrote back (in a polite way, gasp!) that he could not find substantiating evidence to Reich’s hypotheses (however the conclusion of Einstein’s experiments are still highly debated and some have re-tested the orgone box in the last decade (Ref 3)).

Einstein’s story illustrates his objectivity and open-mindedness in his willingness to test Reich’s theories as well as providing him with the results. Furthermore he did not insult or degrade Reich’s standing the the scientific community after his evaluation of the box, he mostly kept to his own business after that. Einstein himself even seemed to be curious of the metaphysical realm and you would find many of his popular quotes and sayings hinting at this.

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This brings me to the concept of Kindness when we communicate and even evaluate one another. We can agree to disagree without throwing ourselves into a spiral of insults and derogatory comments. You can even have your judgement and opinions about others or what they do, but there is no need for you to voice them, especially if they don’t add value to the discussion. If someone does something you don’t like, yet they do not harm anyone, you have no business telling them otherwise. Do not oppress others simply because they have a different outlook or opinion to yours. Because when you do, you strip their freedom, deny their choices and dull their creative expression. How many groundbreaking inventions have been thrown away due to the unwillingness of others to listen and how many people are prevented from bringing change to the world because of the mockery by peers? Rather let’s opt to give each other some space (with or without judgement) and try to go back to the principle of ‘Live and let live’. It takes very little from us to be kind and kindness is a very simple thing. It has no field of expertise, it knows no culture, ethnic background or belief system. It belongs to no-one and to everyone. It is a small thing that can drive great accomplishment with the minimal investment, all we need to do is just be willing to listen even when we don’t understand.


References

  1. Orgone. Wikipedia
  2. The Reich-Einstein Experiment. Encyclopedianomadica
  3. DeMeo, James. (2009). EXPERIMENTAL CONFIRMATION OF THE REICH ORGONE ACCUMULATOR THERMAL ANOMALY. Subtle Energies. Vol.20. 17-32.

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Under Construction Notice: Blog to Website Conversion

Dear Readers Please note that I am in the process of converting my blog to a website layout, which is thankfully enormously easy! I am going to be moving pages and items around on the website so if stuff changes every time you return – please be patient and bear with me while I figure...

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Dear Readers

Please note that I am in the process of converting my blog to a website layout, which is thankfully enormously easy!

I am going to be moving pages and items around on the website so if stuff changes every time you return – please be patient and bear with me while I figure out how to best represent the content. All Natural Spirit has grown beyond a mere blog; moving creative expressions to external sources as well. I really want to use this space as a showcase of the blog and all other ventures associated with All Natural Spirit!

Thanx y’all & Good vibes!

All Natural Spirit

Update – conversion is basically done, minor changes to follow! 😀


New Year’s Post: Soul Secrets Oracle 2017

Yes! It is finally done & what a good way to start the New Year! I have converted and redesigned the Free Oracle Cards of 2017 into a collectible deck! I aim to publish 9 oracle cards each year: 3 healing crystals, 3 spirit animals and 3 herbal totems. Thus, this is a ongoing project...

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Soul Secrets Oracle Collectible Deck 2017 Edition
Available from
https://www.makeplayingcards.com/sell/marketplace/soul-secrets-oracle-cards-2017.html

Yes! It is finally done & what a good way to start the New Year! I have converted and redesigned the Free Oracle Cards of 2017 into a collectible deck!

I aim to publish 9 oracle cards each year: 3 healing crystals, 3 spirit animals and 3 herbal totems. Thus, this is a ongoing project with new sets added each year. So far I have the 2017 and 2018 free sets for download from my blog – but these include logos, reference links and have no back designs.

The Soul Secrets Oracle will become a colletible oracle deck with each new set available for USD $10.00 per set.(refer to update below) You can preview the deck on the MPC website! Thus, I provide them as shrink-wrapped 330 gsm cards and left the choice with you about storage: whichever box, tin or whatever container you prefer to store these cards in. Each year you can add cards to your growing deck (so best to get a storage container to house a few years worth of cards! 😉 ) You can add a plain white tuck box to your Soul Secrets Order for USD $0.50. Alternatively, I have several designer boxes and tins (holds up to 56 cards) available from my MPC shop for USD $ 11.00!

Purchase Soul Secrets Oracle Cards 2017 Here! 

The Soul Secrets Oracle has the same content as the Free Oracle Cards, except that they have been redesigned to fit on a poker-sized card with front and back content. This makes them easier to handle and travel with. Some of the pictures may have changed from the original versions to accommodate the overall card designs. I have also added a bit more to the ‘profile’ sections on the front of the spirit animals cards.

Side Note: I was explaining to my mother the design dilemma that I was having with the cards during the conversion process. The picture placement and style was particularly problematic for me as I wanted something consistent between the 3 different sets of photos (crystals, animals and plants). Discussing things with a more objective third-party always helps and the diagonal picture placement was my mom’s great idea. Thanks Mom! LOL!

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Soul Secrets Oracle Collectible Deck 2017 Edition
Available from https://www.makeplayingcards.com/sell/marketplace/soul-secrets-oracle-cards-2017.html

I am in the process of converting the 2018 Free Oracle so be on the lookout for that one later this year! See my eShop Page for more Oracles and Card Storage options!

UPDATE: Soul Oracle Cards Series has been discontinued, i.e., no new MPC cards will be available, only the free option(s)!


Early Christmas Gift: The Free Oracle Cards of 2018 by All Natural Spirit

Alrighty, it’s that time of year again were I have completed the oracle card set for 2018 and provide you with its PDF pack just in time for Christmas! I have discontinued the Zazzle products based on these cards – but you are more than welcome to check out my store there for other art...

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Alrighty, it’s that time of year again were I have completed the oracle card set for 2018 and provide you with its PDF pack just in time for Christmas! I have discontinued the Zazzle products based on these cards – but you are more than welcome to check out my store there for other art pieces and designs from me.

Anyways, I already have created several other oracle cards, which are available for purchase at my MPC store. One is a large sized Elder Futhark Bindrune Deck (Celestial Rune Sigils), the others are mini-decks (Elder Futhark, Younger Futhark and Anlgo-Saxon Futhorc Runes as well as Zenner Cards) and poker sized (Zenner cards).

All of my deck designs are based on months of meticulous research, please see each of their associated eShop Page for details

Getting back to my Free Oracle Cards. Here, I provide all of the free oracle cards I have created throughout 2018. There is a PDF booklet version, which you can print to any size you want:

 

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The PDF booklet has all 9 oracle cards of 2018. It contains 3 crystals, 3 spirit animals and 3 herbal totems each on their own page. The crystals are associated with the chakras, the spirit animals with planets and the herbal totems with the elements. They all include public domain photos, but attribution is still given to the source. I also made a list of the symbols I used in the cards and gave their correspondences at the end of the document. Please attribute all cards to All Natural Spirit when you use them for personal, online purposes or for client readings. However, production and selling (for commercial purposes) of the cards is not allowed through this licence.

2018 Oracle Cards Download:

PDF Booklet (high resolution, 4.5 MB)

Individual Images: 

I would truly appreciate any feedback or reviews about these cards, please let me know via email (allnaturalspiritproducts@gmail.com) or leave a comment on my blog.

Related:

Free Oracle Cards of 2017 by All Natural Spirit PDF Pack (9 cards):


-Good Vibes-

All Natural Spirit


I have a PhD in the Biological Sciences and am a certified Crystal Healing Practitioner with the Sunshine Academy of Metaphysics.


Herbal Lore #6: Thyme – Free Oracle Card

Tips on Herbal Lore & Magick: My sixth free herb lore oracle card! Thyme is a protective herb that was used to ‘cure’ shyness during the Middle Ages. The information sheet contains its taxonomic classification, native distribution, medicinal and magickal properties! I explain some practical uses for Thyme and how it can be used during personal rituals to instill...

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Tips on Herbal Lore & Magick:

My sixth free herb lore oracle card! Thyme is a protective herb that was used to ‘cure’ shyness during the Middle Ages. The information sheet contains its taxonomic classification, native distribution, medicinal and magickal properties! I explain some practical uses for Thyme and how it can be used during personal rituals to instill courage when facing personal battles.

Tip: Thyme has potent antiseptic properties and is recommended as a ‘health’ herb to be used regularly for flavouring meat dishes and soups.

I have two downloadable files here for personal and non-commercial use (click links below). You can use the cards for readings, but the production of them as a deck or individual cards for selling is not permitted. Print out & enjoy! There are more flash cards to come!

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High Resolution PDF (Set printer to 50% size to get a A6)

Related:

Free Oracle Cards of 2017 by All Natural Spirit PDF Pack (9 cards):

Free Oracle Cards of 2018 by All Natural Spirit PDF Pack (9 cards):


-Good Vibes-

All Natural Spirit


I have a PhD in the Biological Sciences and am a certified Crystal Healing Practitioner with the Sunshine Academy of Metaphysics.


Spirit Animal #6: Turtle – Free Oracle Card

Tips on Interpreting Spirit Animal Messages & Meanings: My sixth free spirit animal lore oracle card! Turtles are the wise old advisers of the spiritual community. They are associated with harmony, longevity and taking life at a steady pace.  They are integral to the World Turtle myths from several cultures (such as those from India,...

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Tips on Interpreting Spirit Animal Messages & Meanings:

My sixth free spirit animal lore oracle card! Turtles are the wise old advisers of the spiritual community. They are associated with harmony, longevity and taking life at a steady pace.  They are integral to the World Turtle myths from several cultures (such as those from India, China, Maori, Native American and Ancient Greece). I have here a printable (customise to any size you like) information sheet regarding the ancient traveller known as the Turtle. The information sheet contains its taxonomic classification, habitat and diet as well as their metaphysical superpower of carrying the load of the world on their backs! I explain what the message of the turtle spirit animal (or totem) is and how they guide you through your life.

Tip: Turtle plastrons (flat underside of turtle shell) were used as oracle bones during pyromancy in China. Plastromancy involved burning clean empty shells and interpreting the pattern of cracks that resulted. Thus, the turtle symbol can be incorporated into divinatory magic.

I have two downloadable files here for personal and non-commercial use (click links below). You can use the cards for readings, but the production of them as a deck or individual cards for selling is not permitted. Print out & enjoy! There are more flash cards to come!

High Resolution JPEG (2478 x 3506 pixels)

High Resolution PDF (Set printer to 50% size to get a A6)

 
 

Related:

Free Oracle Cards of 2017 by All Natural Spirit PDF Pack (9 cards):

Free Oracle Cards of 2018 by All Natural Spirit PDF Pack (9 cards):


-Good Vibes-

All Natural Spirit


I have a PhD in the Biological Sciences and am a certified Crystal Healing Practitioner with the Sunshine Academy of Metaphysics.


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