Do You want Eve’s Apple?

Imagine if you where really all powerful, ever present and totally aware. Would you do anything at all? I mean, imagine knowing that the words you used could drive another person over the edge or that the journey you are about to take will result in the death of another person? If we had the awareness of a God we might actually never do anything simply because we would know that any action, any word, any thought has consequences. Would you want to be responsible for the consequences of your actions?

If you understand that thought and the terrible situation you would be in, then it begs the question, how confident everyone must be to be running around, interacting, arguing, fighting, spouting opinions and so on. Of course, we are not brave but stupid, for we have no idea, no inking ,of the outcome of the deeds we do, the thoughts we have and the words we speak or write. We are chaos. We live in chaos and yet we seek peace.

Enlightenment. Does that bring peace? Perhaps it brings a knowing, an understanding of our place in life and the Universe and a sense of what our obligations are – how far we can be expected to know and to anticipate and to be responsible for ourselves.

I am sure many reading this are wondering what drugs I am smoking. But we are really are foolhardy creatures to believe that we know what we are doing. Actually, we haven’t a clue. We are programmed from birth and by our culture and society to behave in certain ways. We are born and we die not knowing who we truly are nor why we are here. Given that, how could we possibly ever understand the consequences of our action, words and thoughts?

And yet, I want to know knowing the more that I know, the more personal responsibility I adopt.

Imagine that. By asking the questions, we become aware and in becoming aware, we become responsible. It is a bit like eating the fruit from the Tree in the Garden of Eden – and then being booted out. One wonders if, my inner self-/subconscious self (Eve) constantly offers the fruit of knowing to my outer self/conscious self (Adam) and the end result of the decision as to whether to eat it is to be cast out of Eden – a state of not knowing and no responsibility – into a world of sin and knowledge of our actions, words and thoughts.

That is food for thought….

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The Human Condition

When I think of all the pain
That man has ever borne
Billions of tearful dreary lives
The sadness carried by humanity
Through the mists of time
Man has toiled to live
A cruel world to conquer
Filled with cruel men
Destined to wander
In search of something more
The suffering of the afflicted
The torment of the damned
The agony of endless wars
Life’s pain is our biggest chore
And cumulatively, the tears
Shed my mankind would fill an ocean
A deep and salty sea of humanity
A primordial soup of bitterness
An endless sea of agony
The hatred, the anger, pure bile
Bitterness and jealousy
The human condition
An endless competition
Of cruel insanity
And this pain that we all share
That we present to each other
The torment we give out
And violence we spout
It’s our own imbalance
A hatred of ourselves
If we could just learn
There is only you
Just an inner turmoil
That needs to find its peace
Seven centers seeking harmony
Imagine – no pain or suffering
Plumbing your inner depths
And knowing all is as it should be
You are how you are meant to be
You are Divinity
You are pure light
We are one and all the pain is needless
In the end we hurt ourselves
It’s a psychosis
The human condition

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In Praise of Amazon

Just after christmas, I ordered a copy of a book by my favorite Czech magician Frantisek Bradon called The Universal Master Key. It is an interesting new book that is highly recommended and has only recently appeared. Whether it really is by Mr. Bardon I am not so sure but many people believe that it was. Having made my order, I sat back and waited.

January 28th, the supposed delivery date came and went. No book. By mid-February, I decided to let Amazon know that my book was missing in action. I got no response. February 28th came and went and that was 1 full month after supposed delivery date.

Last night, I decided enough was enough and I went on Amazon.com, found my order and then engaged a customer service representative in chat mode. No book! I exclaimed. I was ready to be angry and defensive as you generally have to be when dealing with online vendors over issues like this. “Give me a minute Sir to review the issue,” said the rep. I sat waiting expecting to hear some reason as to why it was my fault or my problem or some such excuse.

What I actually heard was – “Yes, Sir, we are very sorry about this issue. Can we give you a full refund or send you another copy of the book using the fastest delivery possible?” I almost fell off of my chair! I have another copy on its way and hope next week to be reading my new Bardon book. Meanwhile, I have to say – how is that for customer service and Bravo Amazon!

How to make a living as a writer

A few days ago I wrote about not being a writer but being a storyteller, here friend and co-author of The Mystical Hexagram, Sue Vincent, talks about being a writer……

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

It wasn’t her real name, of course, but close enough. An author’s nom de plume. Still, seeing it at the end of the printed article gave her a thrill. Every time. I felt the same way when that first magazine dropped through the letterbox with my name at the end of the article. Like mother, like daughter. There was a pride in that, hard to put into words.

It was, for both of us, so many years apart, a small thing… but to a writer it means the world.

I am not a million-dollar author with a major publishing house, I am not even a respectably sized fish in that particular pond. But I am a writer.

It took me a long time to call myself that, to ‘own’ it, as a friend said the other day. My Mum was a writer…she had things printed all over the place…

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The Big Spring Clean Out

I am trying to do too much I have decided. I have too many blogs and most of them are sat idle as I have no time to feed them so it’s time to wield my Geburic side and take an exe to blogland!

In the next week or so, this blog and website will have its independence again. Although I like the community aspect of wordpress.com I hate the limits placed. I want to add widgets and functionality that WordPress.com will not let me do so… UDI declared. garymvasey.com will be migrated back off to its own server and a copy will be left at WordPress.com so I have the best of both worlds….

Meanwhile, Asteroth’s Domain has always been my more magical site but to be honest, I write about magic here so openly I hardly see the need for a different site anymore. So, I am wielding the axe. Asteroth’s Domain will be assimilated by this site and be no more…… all the articles will be brought over and preserved by Asteroth’s Domain as a stand alone site will be gone. RIP. Asteroth’s Domain 2005-2015.

Another site I have is Discover the Czech republic. It was a nice idea but I can’t keep it up so it too will be gone. The current articles already moved to my ExPat website for Brno. It will have a major facelift and a new Brno ExPats is in the offing soon too.

The last site is The Mystical Hexagram and this when I find the time will be turned into a minimal website to promote our book. Any/all blog articles will be transferred here.

Ah, I like spring cleaning. It feels good to go Geburic from time to time doesn’t it?

Meanwhile, less time writing blogs, more time writing books….

I have several exciting projects planned and just last night, I got started on one that I think will be a lot of fun to complete.

Meanwhile – take a peek at my current collection.

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Consult My Psychic Promotion

All my life, I have periodically consulted a psychic for tarot card readings. Often, these readings have been amazingly accurate – especially those given by my friend Pat Rickard. Pat is an amazing lady who I have known for about 15-years now from my time in Texas. Now, I am offering an opportunity to win a 30 minute consultation with my psychic!

For the next 6-weeks, I am holding a promotional competition to allow one lucky person a FREE 30 minute consultation with my personal psychic – Pat Rickard. All you have to do is sign up for my mailing list to qualify between now and April 20th. Subscribers to my mailing list receivean exciting monthly newsletter with all new and never before published short stories, articles on the supernatural and magic and notice of my new projects (books, events etc.).

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up now and get a chance to find out what the future might hold for you with gifted psychic Pat Rickard.

pat n crystal ballPat Rickard
Pat Rickard has been working as a medium, psychic and reader for over thirty years. She is a trained medium and Healer with the Gateway School of Healing, Ministry, and Prophesy. Her teachers in Gateway were Reverands Frankie and Jeff Tunstall both of whom were trained in Lillydale New York, the oldest Spiritualist community in the U.S.A.. Pat is also a Reiki Master and certified Clinical hypnotist. She also works with the Celestial Thymes readers booth at The Texas Renaissance Festival near Houston TX and the Sherwood Forest Faire near Austin TX.

Pat has worked as a consulting medium with Lone Star Paranormal Investigative group of Houston, Texas on many investigations. She has appeared with Lone Star on many investigations on the local tv news shows. She also did a segment for Jim Roses Twisted Tour which appeared on the Travel Channel.

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Grand Cover Reveal – My Haunted Life – The Extreme Edition

As many of you may be aware, the final act in the My Haunted Life series is a paperback and probably super value Kindle bundle called My Haunted Life – The Extreme Edition. This will feature the contents of all three My Haunted Life book as well as two additional new stories never published elsewhere….

The book should be available later in March and will make a lovely bedtime reading book or gift to the one you want to keep up all night scared sh1tless…….

Here it is.

I love it!

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