Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Psychic predicts New Bad Girl for Nathan Sykes

Monday, 3 August 2015

My celebrity reading for British pop star Nathan Sykes

Saturday, 1 August 2015

The Modern Spiritual Warrior's Battle Cry

In an interview, Bob Dylan, a modern spiritual knight, said sometimes he hears the lyrics of his songs on the radio and says to himself "WOW! Did I really write that?" 

We all revisit things from our past and go WOW! 

Indulge me in one of those moments.
Here is  letter to a magazine I was writing for in 2007, which made me feel  "WOW! Did someone really say that about me?" ... 
Re-reading my reply from this distance of 8 years, made me go WOW too. I now can see that it was from a place of rare inspiration beyond myself that occasionally lights the heart of a spiritual warrior with the need to help others.
I hope you enjoy this in the spirit it was shared - not to brag or boast, rather it is from a place of humility that recognizes that every once in a while that we can all raise ourselves to a high point of inspiration that may influence another to be all that they can be and to make this world a better place. - 
This one is for all the modern spiritual knights - “Beau Seant”
(Beau Seant was the battle cry of the Templar Knights)

Hey Shé,
My name is Wanda. I am 17 years of age. Being a Sydney Uni student, and in the habit of checking references, I love all of the things that you write in Spellcraft, as they are so well researched and accurate. I appreciate the wealth of knowledge that you make available for people who are new on the path like me. After checking your stuff so much, for so long I have begun to trust you. I was a little disturbed when I was at a recent pagan event, in Qld and I heard some gossip about you. So I decided to do some further research on you and WOW. I just want to say from what I have found you are a remarkable woman.

Leaving aside all of the magical training you have received, and the fact that you were a poltergeist, a renown professional psychic, one of the few to predict the 9/11 disaster, a successful model, (I saw a picture of you with Elle and you acted with Jessica Alba) and that your family comes from a long line of Barons and you have saints, royalty and gypsies in your family, apart from all of this, you were voted Queensland businesswoman of the year in 1996. You have taken the government head-on, even to court on several issues, Micro-chipping, Therapeutic Goods Regulations, ATSIC, Religious Rights and Uranium Mining, not small issues and YOU WON. Your writings on Laetrile therapy - Vitamin B17 (Amygdalin) have lead to Queensland Health allowing this form of therapy again since 2003 “…for patients with an advanced malignancy where all possible conventional treatment has been exhausted..” You have been taken to court in Sydney for practicing witchcraft. You have been invited to speak at seminars and on radio, on topics as diverse as possible effect of implementation of the GST on individuals and their rights, through to ‘The Council of Churches.’ Most of these you don’t even put on your website because you are too modest. Your qualifications that you do mention do check out. psychology, social work and architecture, at GC Griffith’s, the seminary collage here and overseas. You were “the first” Religious Pagan Marriage Celebrant registered with the Attorney Generals Dept and the first pagan church registered in Qld, BEFORE the witchcraft law was repealed… and it just goes on… You are an author. One of your works of non-fiction is described as “Truly important and revelatory for our day and age,” on several websites. Others find it controversial to say the least. You have traveled around the world, America, Africa, China, Hong Kong, and The Pacific. And whilst doing all of this you have raised 2 children on you own. It sounds like you never had time for a personal life, but your personal life is what you were copping the most flack for and I can see why. You have had relationships with some rather high profile men including a Prince, politicians and captains of industry, gangsters, high ranking police and military officers, and Australia’s most notorious gigolo, said that you are the best sex he has ever had. There have been male models, bodybuilders, doctors, famous writers, actors, radio personalities, rock stars, and tough guy SAS officers, and you have even met the Sultan of Brunei and your cousin is Sophie Monk the pop/film star. Sounds like a magical life to me. 
A Modeling Photo of Shé
Its so glam but you are so down to earth.

I think if people are going to gossip they should have at least done something similar in their lives first to give their judgments some credibility. From what I have found you are not going to have too many peers who could judge you. People should get used to doing their own research before they believe any thing, otherwise when they open their mouths, and repeat rubbish without knowing the truth, they just look like gullible fools.

I just want to say, I want to be just like you and I want a life like yours! You’re a Goddess!

Worshipfully - Wanda.
P.S. When are they going to write your life story? Can I be your biographer?

You are a Goddess too but the most magickal thing in life is to truly be yourself.
Don’t put me on a pedestals or I will fall off.  (I must say that I am impressed with your research skills. It must have taken you ages to dig all of that up on me.)

My half-sister has said that she feels my life seems glamorous to her. But I envy her. She has been married to one man and has had that support, stability, security and constant love to help raise her own 2 boys. This late in my life I will never have the opportunity of having that pleasant domesticity that so many other women fight against. It is my fantasy. You see, Glamour is relative. Obviously the gossipers think its glamorous other wise they wouldn’t mention it. But I lived through it and it didn’t seem very glamorous at the time. Don’t try and copy me or you will make my mistakes, and there have been plenty.

But I would encourage you to be true to yourself and true to your own heart no matter what. That is what will lead you to your own greatness, whatever form that takes.

Develop your own “Paratge.” Paratge is an old Pagan concept of honour that includes a sense of balance with nature and the karma of The Three fold Law of Return and empathy. It was intrinsic to early Pagan beliefs and unfortunately it seems to somehow be lost in the modern Pagan practise. Indigenous Pagan practitioners appealed against the inquisitions on the grounds of paratge. Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse railed at Pope Innocent III “.....the Church at Rome and the preachers are covering paratge with shame. They have cast it down from its high place, and if you do not raise it up, it will vanish forever. If worth and paratge do not rise again through you, then paratge will die - with it the whole world will die. You are the true hope of all paratge and the choice is yours: either you show valour, or paratge dies!” It not really up to any Pope or higher authority.  Its up to each individual.

This is how I have tried to live my life. If there is anything in it worth emulating it is that. If you see something that is out of balance or unjust, and you have the power to do something about it, no matter how small then DO what you can. Even if its just picking up another’s litter, in a park that you like to visit for meditation, if you can correct an erroneous statement about The Craft on an e-group, if its writing a petition in protest to a law change then sending it around the city or on the internet to get it signed, if you can get on to talk-back radio and tell others that we are not being told the truth about Australia’s Nuclear policies, if you can help grant someone their deepest wish, or as you have done here, verbally defending someone who isn’t around to defend themselves, then you have begun to practise paratge by correcting an imbalance and who knows on what great personal adventures it will lead you.

Eternal Blessing to you Wanda.
PS : Spheres, our sister magazine, did do a 5 part interview with me about some of my childhood experiences. You can catch them in the back issues  - the first 5 issues of Spheres the Spirit Guide.
“Beau Seant”
2 little words that mean so much - 'Beau' is French for 'Beautiful' & 'Seant' = 'Sowing' in old French, 
it comes from the same root word as 'season'...
so the battle cry is not about death or glory it means to:
"Sow a beautiful seed at the right time to reap a glorious harvest."
Would that I could plant one of those seeds in everyone I meet.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Penis Mutilation is NOT Tantra

Shivite Penis Stretching Exercises are NOT Tantra.
As you can see here they damage the penis and render it useless.
If it is not Sacred and not Sane it is not Tantra.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

In Praise of Good Men

I have just been responding to the comments of a young attractive girl who was sexually oggled then assaulted by a group of young men - who deserve to be punished for what they did. Just because it wasn't rape does not make their behaviour childish pranks - People who blatantly breach natural ethical codes must be corrected or they never learn what is right.  - They have to learn correct behaviour for the adult world - Men need to be men and responsible for their own behaviour.

I grew up on the Gold Coast  in the 70s wearing string bikinis, skinny dipping and sunbathing topless and to the credit of most men they  do control themselves. I never felt threatened or in danger no matter how I dressed (and I often dressed scandalously. It was great fun.)

Good on you Fellas !!

I am genuinely proud of most men.

The vast majority don't use the excuse of "I can see it therefore I can have it" - Grown, mature, ethical, men know groping is stealing a gift that is not given - only very little boys think they can have everything they see. If you walked into a shop where they were teasing you with goods for sale and just grabbed the display and took it you would be charged with theft. Similarly these boys should be charged for groping this girl as they did not have her permission to take liberties.

I have to say that I am happy to live in a country where I could walk down the street naked and the first response of most men here would be "Are you OK?."


Most men are good.
Don't let the brats spoil your attitude for the rest of them.

Every community acknowledges that attacking a woman is a low act. All our souls cry out that it is wrong. Most men rise to the next step, protecting a woman  - no matter what. This is the mark of high civilisation  - Chivalry was the beginning of the progress from barbarism towards strong ethical men who are truly spiritual.

Guys you don't get thanked often enough... 
I just want to say thank you to all the beautiful men who have passed through my life.

Keep up the good work - 
We women DO Notice.
  The following was found carved on the wall in a castle in Scotland 

The Rules of Conduct for Knights

1. A true knight must be a gentleman, yet fail not in duty.

2. A true knight must up hold the dignity of man & woman, remembering that all are borne free & equal in dignity & rights.

3. A true knight's manner of living is an example to the young.

4. A true knight shall at no time act outrageously, nor murder, nor be cruel to man or beast.

5. A true knight respects & defends the rights of all men & women to hold & practice religious beliefs other than their own.

6. A true knight shall take no part in wrongful quarrel, but at all times support the rights of all men & women.

7. A true knight's word is his bond.

8. A true knight must be honourable in all things & know good from evil.

9. A true knight must be of honest demeanour & not seek worship unto himself.

10. A true knight must seek out such quests as leads to the protection of the oppressed & never fail in charity, fidelity & truth.

11. A true knight speaks evil of no man. A slanderous tongue brings shame & disgrace to an honourable knight.

12. A true knight never betrays a trust or a confidence given to him by a brother knight.

13. A true knight must so order his life that by his contribution the people of the world may hope to live together in greater peace and tolerance.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

THE CAT'S ZOMBIES: Feline Parasite Controls Human Behaviour Causing SUCIDE, Risk Taking & PSYCHOSIS

Is your cat making you crazy?

Cat Owners… 
Did you know that there is a  feline parasite that can make us take unnecessary risks and could even cause psychosis???
Up to 4 billion people are unknowingly infected.
Has the zombie apocalypse started???

Feline parasite 'can cause schizophrenia in humans'
If the Toxoplasma microbe 'takes over' the human brain a person will become less risk-averse and see more conflict as  part of 'circle of life' for parasite
Are we becoming Zombies controlled by our cats? Not exactly but New Scientist magazine asks us to:  "IMAGINE there were a parasite living in your brain – an alien interloper with the power to alter your neurochemistry, manipulate your behaviour and change the way others see you. It might even rob you of your sanity. You are not the only person affected. The creature has taken up residence in the brains of billions of people, and many more are at risk. This is not fiction. This mind-snatcher actually exists"

Parasites passed from cats could be causing schizophrenia in their owners, a scientist has claimed. Jaroslav Flegr says has come to the conclusion because he himself believes he is a living example. He says he has been infected by the parasite and it has altered his behaviour over a period of time.

The parasite, which is excreted by cats in their faeces, is called Toxoplasma gondii and is the microbe that causes toxoplasmosis - the reason pregnant women are told to avoid cats’ litter boxes. Since the 1920s, doctors have recognised that a woman who becomes infected during pregnancy can transmit the disease to the foetus, resulting in severe brain damage in the baby - or even death.

In adults the disease causes flu-like symptoms - and those with a suppressed immune system can become seriously ill with complications such as encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) - but many carrying the latent disease and appear to have no symptoms. However the Toxoplasma gondii parasite is only able to reproduce in a cat's gut. So once  it is inside a host, the parasite then needs to get back into the cat, as that is the only place where it can sexually reproduce. Flegr believes, this is why the infection is making subtle changes to the human brain to manipulate the host's behaviour.
Toxoplasma gondii life cycle

But from his own experience the Czech scientist, 63, claims that over the past two decades his personality has been changing, leading him to behave in strange, often self-destructive ways. 'I wondered what was wrong with myself, ' Flegr recently told The Atlantic magazine how he started thinking about his own theory almost 30 years ago after reading a book by the British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. The book described how flatworms, to help spread the species, are able to take over an ant's body by infecting their nervous system. This then alters the ant's behaviour such that a drop in temperature that would normally force the insect underground, sees it instead climb to the top of a blade of grass and clamp its jaws down on it.The ant is then eaten by grazing sheep and the flatworm's life cycle continues in the animal's gut.He has shown this is similar for the Toxoplasmosis parasite in cats.

After an infected cat defecates, Flegr learned, the parasite is typically picked up from the soil by scavenging or grazing animals - such as rodents, pigs and cattle- all of which then harbour it in their brain and other body tissues. Humans are exposed not only by coming into contact with litter boxes, but also, Flegr found, by drinking water contaminated with cat faeces, eating unwashed vegetables, or, especially in Europe, by consuming raw or undercooked meat. The French, according to Flegr, with their love of raw steak can have infection rates as high as 55 per cent, compared with 10 to 20 per cent of the UK population and 22 per cent of the US population who are estimated to carry the parasite as cysts. Flegr says he then began to notice similarities between his behaviour and that of the reckless ant. For example, he says, he thought nothing of crossing a busy road, 'and if cars honked at me, I didn’t jump out of the way', he told The Atlantic. He says he also refused to hide his contempt for the Communists who ruled Czechoslovakia for most of his early adulthood. 'It was very risky to openly speak your mind at that time,' he says. 'I was lucky I wasn’t imprisoned.' And during time he spent in eastern Turkey, he says he was able to stay 'very calm' during gunfire, while 'my colleagues were terrified. I wondered what was wrong with myself'. He believes that large numbers of humans could be similarly afflicted with toxoplasmosis, and that it explains reckless behaviour in many humans. He says those infected with the parasite are, for example, at greater risk of traffic accidents.

His claims come after a study at Leeds University showed the parasite affects the production of dopamine - the chemical that carries messages in the brain controlling aspects of movement, cognition and behaviour - thus triggering schizophrenia and other bipolar disorders.The parasite infects the brain by forming a cyst within its cells and produces an enzyme called tyrosine hydroxylase, which is needed to make dopamine. Dopamine’s role in mood, sociability, attention, motivation and sleep patterns are well documented. Dopamine is the target of all schizophrenia drugs on the market. Individuals with schizophrenia are also more likely to report a clinical history of toxoplasmosis than those in the general population, other studies have shown. Dr Glenn McConkey, lead researcher on the Leeds University project says: '...our studies will provide a clue to how toxoplasmosis infection - which is more common than you might think – can impact on the development of the condition in some individuals. 'In addition, the ability of the parasite to make dopamine implies a potential link with other neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Tourette’s syndrome and attention deficit disorders.'

'We’d like to extend our research to look at this possibility more closely.' It is unclear why the parasite has chosen humans as a host. The effect on rodents, however, is more obvious.The toxoplasma parasite affects rats in a similar way to humans. In studies, infected rodents were much more active in running wheels than uninfected ones, suggesting they would be more attractive targets for cats, which are drawn to fast-moving objects. They also were less wary of predators in exposed spaces, Flegr says. And may actual act in an antagonistic way to cats that results in them being caught and eaten so that the parasite is reabsorbed onto the cast gut. This apparently "crazy" behaviour by rodents makes them more easily caught by cats and the parasite can continue its life cycle. 

Similar findings suggested the parasite makes rats less scared of - and indeed almost attracted to cats. It may be going to far to suggest that all people who are attracted to cats are infected with toxoplasmosis but when attraction turns to unhealthy obsession this could be the case. Joanne Webster, a parasitologist at Imperial College London, also suggest rats would be likely targets for behavioural manipulation from a a parasite that can only thrive in cats. She treated one corner of each rat’s enclosure with the animal’s own odour, a second with water, a third with cat urine, and the last corner with the urine of a rabbit, a creature that does not prey on rodents. 'We thought the parasite might reduce the rats’ aversion to cat odour,' she told me. 'Not only did it do that, but it actually increased their attraction. They spent more time in the cat-treated areas.'

Separate studies have linked the parasite to increased rates of suicide in vulnerable people, according to Teodor Postolache, a psychiatrist and the director of the Mood and Anxiety Program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He looked at a raft of studies that included investigations of general populations as well as groups made up of patients with bipolar disorder, severe depression, and schizophrenia, and in places as diverse as Turkey, Germany, and the Baltimore/Washington area in the U.S.
Treatment: If you're diagnosed with toxoplasmosis, your GP will recommend the most appropriate treatment for you. This will depend on your health and symptoms. You may be prescribed a combination of pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine, or a medication called azithromycin, which is given on its own.

The toxoplasma gondii parasites need vitamin B to live. Pyrimethamine stops toxoplasma from getting vitamin B. Sulfadiazine prevents the parasites from using it. The normal dosage of these drugs is 50 to 75 mg of pyrimethamine with 2 to 4 grams per day of sulfadiazine. 

These drugs both interfere with vitamin B and can cause anaemia. People with toxoplasmosis usually take leucovorin, a form of vitamin B9 (folic acid) to prevent anaemia. 

This combination of drugs is very effective against toxoplasmosis. Over 80% of people show improvement within 2 to 3 weeks but it usually returns after the first episode if the immune system is not boosted enough to produce antibodies against it.
Natural therapists recommend strengthening the immune system to treat  Toxoplasma infections as they are especially difficult to treat because they recur and are never eliminated from the system. Natural remedies that can help fight off this parasite are essential plant oils listed below and a healthy nutritious diet of root and leafy vegetables, fruits, seeds, herbs, spices and oily fish as well as probiotic foods, whey, cottage cheese and fish oils
    •    coconut oil
    •    croton cajucara oil
    •    garlic oil
    •    goldenseal
    •    horsetail oil extracted from the root
    •    Oregon grape root
    •    oregano oil
    •    radishes especially daikon
    •    restharrow oil extracted from the roots
    •    sea salt (pure unrefined)

Personally, I prefer any of the natural anti-parasite herbs especially wormwood and mugwort. Absinthe was originally brewed as a medicine to ride the body of parasites. Seed kernels high in b17 (Apricot & Apple etc.) were traditionally used by Vets for difficult parasite infestations in animals up until three decades ago.

So if you are a cat owner it would be a great idea to include these substances as part of your regular diet as prevention is better than cure.

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Sunday, 17 May 2015

Magick Brings Joy - It is the Mundane Life that is Tedious & Joyless -

Magick Brings Joy

Magick is Happening everywhere and there’s a lot of it too...

I was sad to see a joyless academic text, by someone who spends time in the Australian Pagan community, that claimed that magick and the Pagan community, was only a passing trend because of movies like The Craft, Practical Magic and Harry Potter. I am happy to say that these movies came out 10 years ago, but the Pagan community is still here getting bigger and stronger.

Sure, groups come and go, form and then become formless, but there are more of them. And more individuals in the census claiming that their belief system is one of many forms of Paganism. Fashions, cell phones and social media are things that ‘trend’ and go (sorry Myspace) but Magick endures. Magick never faltered - Magick always led. Magick is a basic human need that has been around as long as mankind, that pervades EVERY belief system. The study of the science magick continues on to this day and is growing stronger and it keeps me very busy here and overseas. It keeps many of my friends and peers racing from place to place too and we hardly get a chance to see each other. Yet when someone needs something we make ourselves available. Magickal practitioners are there for others during the sorrows and the joys of life. Ceremonies are required not only for the turning of the wheel of the year but also for the turning of life. Ceremonies need to be performed for birth and deaths. For weddings and heartbreak. For children starting school and leaving home. To create work and to recover from loss of employment. For post traumatic stress after war or victimisation and sometimes for mental illness. However, it is also for the times when there are no dramas and we are just immersed in joy and are grateful to the vast magickal universe that allows us to be living on the jewel of a world at this most interesting time. 

Magick brings Joy. It is the mundane life that is tedious and joyless. 

Magickal practitioners help people return to their joy - 
Now that is Magick!

So if I seem a bit slow getting the magazine out, please don't feel neglected... Know that I am busy helping someone somewhere- just as you are too...
And together, the more people we help with magick the more magickal we will make the world.

You are in my thoughts and heart always, that is why I go to all this trouble of producing this magazine. It is for you. Every joy to you.
Shé D’Montford  - Editor

PS: The next issue of Magick Magazine should be arriving in your mailboxes within the next 2 week - Enjoy!