The duplicity of events

1. Oktober 2008

Now that moving into my new flat has been a while ago, I decided to find my old bicycle and make it mobile again. When the next weekend came along with plenty of sunshine, I felt it was time to give it a try. So far, I considered it to be too dangerous to try and ride my bike in city centre, but now that I am living in an area with plenty of pedestrians and bikers, I surely wanted to give it a go!

The first tries went really well. I drove up and down the street and was very pleased to be moving my body again. I could also do my shopping on the bike, as every shop and supermarket has bicycle stands in order to park your bike. Additionally, I took care of an extra lock, because even old bikes tend to get stolen, as happened recently to my new neighbour, even though her bicycle had been in her possession for more than twenty years.

The other day I wanted to take my bike to the market for fresh vegetables and fruit. At first, I had to wait a while as heavy rain came down on us. As soon as it had finished, I got on my bike again and continued. A block before the market, I had to turn into a street on my left. I wanted to pay attention to the tram rails but by then, it was already too late: I started to slide and before I knew it, I sat on the cobbled pavement. Apart from a few bruises and some scratches, nothing much happened luckily enough. It is just my bike that is injured. My partner however thinks he can manage that!

It was a huge surprise for me when my mother called me the next day to tell me that my dad also had an accident with his new motorbike whilst hibernating in Spain: as he wanted to pass a car, the driver pulled out and they hit each other. Again, nobody got injured here. However, what astonishes me most is the fact that although there are several thousand miles between us, my dad and I automatically copy our behavior. I am sure that a well trained psychologist can tell a lot more about the special bond between my dad and me with this information!

The Dutch fortune teller Aimée Zwitser

5. August 2008

Aimée Zwitser was a Dutch fortune teller who has developed her own set of cards in order to have a look into the future. The set contains 72 cards that are similar to the little Lenormand cards. Aimée Zwitser died in November 1999.

She was one of the most famous and appreciated fortune tellers of modern age. She was able to convince her audience of her supernatural gifts during appearances in various television shows, when giving readings and seminars. Politicians and famous Hollywood actors, but also people like you and me have often asked for her advice.

She has written a book on the cards that she developed. In this book, she tells about her supernatural gift and shows us how we can use the cards to have a closer look into the future. She has worked for over fifty years with her cards and in her book, she describes the meaning of the cards and the various ways of reading them.

The cards are recommended to beginners in the area of reading the cards, as each card is explained in an easy and therefore understandable way. She wrote her book together with her son. She describes the experiences she gained over many years when she was reading the cards.

The cards with their mystic pictures enable you to find a way back to your own self. The pictures on the cards are symbols that have resulted from signs Aimée Zwitser received as an eight year old girl from a guru. The combination of these symbols produce a pattern that can be an answer to a situation, a problem or an occurrence that has happened in the past or that might happen in the future.

The cards offer a possibility to have a deeper insight in the own situation. Each user, however, has of course the freedom to interpret the cards according to his own experience or understanding.

Salt of the Himalayas

2. Juli 2008

In the region of origin, the southwest Himalayas, since ages is considered to be precious and healing. According to tradition, it stems from the days of creation of heaven and earth from original water. Deep within the Himalaya original water was being transformed into salt crystals that contained the creative power. This myth about salt seems to be consistent with scientific facts. Life has its origin in water, the so called original soup. This soup of this original sea contains every material of life, it are the elements out of which, until today, our body is made of. Himalaya salt has its origin from the dried up parts of the original sea. It contains the elements of life in its original composition and in a right proportion.

Water lends itself amongst other for the transportation of nutrients to the cells of the body and to transport waste materials out of the cells. Therefore, it is necessary to drink enough water. The quality of water can be very divers, depending on its origin. It is worth it to drink filtered or mineral water. A human body needs about two liters a day in order to stay healthy.

When we feel that salt is most important for our body, we should consider salt to be a good runner up. There is, however, a big difference in the quality of the salt. Because of industrialization salt is chemically dry cleaned and was reduced to a combination of sodium and chlorine. Therefore, we cannot really speak of salt anymore, because it has become a chemical product.

Himalaya salt experienced major fluctuations in the course of millions of years. The higher the pressure, the more quality the salt obtained. Minerals that have an electric charge are being called electrolytes. Electrolytes like sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and chlorine are indispensable for the body’s own “electricity network”. They enable the information of the cells to be exchanged and the nerves to function properly.

Salt is important for a healthy managing of electrolytes and besides is irreplaceable for the important interaction with water.

Himalaya salt is a soluble salt. It contains 84 vital elements in terms of original minerals and micro elements. Himalaya salt often is connected with esoteric arts. The components of life are kept within this original salt. They are contained within the crystal in parts so little (colloidal), that they can be absorbed in the best way by the body cells. The cooperation of water, salt and minerals build the basis of our health. Himalaya salt with its wealth of elements is like an elixir that was created by nature itself. The effects on the body are cumulative for our defence, it stimulates the circular flow, cleans and purifies the body, it vitalizes and harmonizes.

Esoteric arts

11. Juni 2008

The collective name “Esoteric Arts“ stands for various conflicting streams of our modern times, that however unite several elements of occultism, spirituality, theosophy, magic and alchemy. They are accepted as a whole. It is the science of a secret knowledge, the supernatural, the knowing of a connection of mankind and nature or – in modern language – New Age.

The name “Esoteric Arts” stems from the Greek word “esoterikos” that should be translated as “belonging to the inner circle – pointed towards oneself” which can also mean a clear point of view of the mind, a psychic knowledge and the soul of a person.

For the different kinds of knowledge, it is not important that they contradict themselves or only partly use measurable things as well as religious arguments. It is far more important that this new knowledge connects on a physic level.

Also, because of esoteric arts, not only do more and more people become aware of the size and the clearness of the surrounding forces of nature, they also understand the overwhelming easiness of the creation.

In a further stage, esoteric arts can be considered as pioneer for the fulfillment of an everlasting longing that mankind has always had for the knowing of the True God.

That is why every person should be aware of the fact that it is necessary to climb the various stages of nature if he wants to know everything about physic knowledge and God.

To read someone’s palm

2. Mai 2008

Your destiny lies in your own hands – how often have you heard this slogan before? There might be more behind it than you think. Each hand is different. Just think of identification by means of fingerprints!

The art of reading someone’s palm (also known as „chirology“) has been known for centuries and is mentioned for the first time in China. During the Middle Ages, this art was taught at universities. It is common knowledge that someone’s character can be told by reading his palm. This is mostly based on experiences one made in life. For well trained palm readers it is possible to predict the future by reading someone’s palm. However, this is very controversial.

Normally, reading someone’s palm starts with the outside of the hand. One can tell the spirit and the predisposition of a person. However, it takes a lot of experience before you can do that. Someone that has never done this before will not be able to do it. That is the reason why it is no longer common to make an interpretation merely based on the form of the hand.

One should also consider that, during life, hands might change whether in shape or in structure. We all have different experiences that can be told by looking at our hands. Future events cast their clouds over us, especially our hands! It can even happen that some predictions of a palm reader are in contradiction to this. This is not extraordinary, as our character also has several facings. One day you feel bad, the next you might feel better. Our hands also tell us that.

The experts differ about the fact whether a prediction should be made by using the right or the left hand or even both. The left hand gives information on your predisposition and your artistic talent, the right represents more how you would like others to regard you. Moreover, from the right hand one can tell how you were able to implement the ideas of the left hand. For a right hander, a prediction is different to that for a left hander.

Feng Shui – Two traditional ways

8. April 2008

Whenever a house had to be built in China, an expert in the field of Feng Shui would be consulted. At present, this is still the case. 

This expert was supposed to find the best place to build a house and should also say to which side it should be constructed. For every room he had to tell the right use. 

It was hoped that this would support Feng Shui so fate would be favorable for the family with regards to occupation, health and private issues. That is why Feng Shui is regarded as part of Chinese medicine and is also being applied on architecture, interior decoration and landscape development. 

There are two traditional ways: the so called school of forms and the school of compass. The school of forms emerged in the mountains, where nature is provided with various different types of landscapes. The rules of Yin and Yang are in use here as well as the five great phases of change, or elements, on which Feng Shui is largely based. Because of the shape, the comparison is being made of a hill with the top of a fire. A long, straight needle that reminds of a wand refers to the element of fire. A highland is as flat as a tile and is therefore regarded as earth, a hill with a round top that reminds of a coin symbolizes metal. In areas with many different forms within a small space, the comparison with water is made because this has no solid consistence. 

So when somebody intends to build in a valley that is surrounded by high mountains, he should not build a wooden house – certainly not one with a tower – because wood feeds fire and that would mean a high fire risk for the complete building. A flat building made out of stone on the other hand would be of advance because earth is fed with fire. 

The second basic way of Feng Shui is the so called school of compass, that is oriented to the eight ways of the wind (north, east, south, west, north east, north west, south east and south west), that can also be divided into three separate sub divisions. 

The date of birth can also be important, because when the direction does not fit the purposes one has to look further in order to find a house that corresponds with Feng Shui.


Indian astrology and its structure

15. Januar 2008

The Indian people of North America developed a system in the area of horoscopes. As might be well known, the Indians were and are a people who are closely attached to wildlife. This attachment is expressed in various fields of astrology. The Indian astrology is not only oriented to the position of the stars and planets of our solar system.

It is more likely that Indians found a system that is in correspondence with their relationship to nature. In Indian astrology, the horoscope is defined as a wheel of medicine. The word “medicine” should not be understood in the sense of classic medicine but more in the way of the inner strength within every human being and every individual on this planet.

Moreover, the wheel of medicine also contains the forces of nature. The energies surrounding us can also be used. The Indian people presume in their astrology that at birth, you enter a specific circle of life.

This circle contains the complete variety of own stages of development. These stages have to be regarded within their context of the specific star signs in the Indian astrology.

As in western astrology, Indian astrology also consists of twelve star signs. These are: snow goose, viper, puma, red hawk, beaver, deer, woodpecker, salmon, brown bear, raven, snake and owl.

This assignment was developed during many years of observing nature for generations of time and therefore builds the basics of the system of Indian horoscopes. One has observed how and why animals react to certain circumstances. These reactions are matched to human beings that are born during this star sign period. For every period in time during the year, one certain star sign reigns.

Once you have discovered your own strength and force, you are able to take an influence on your development and your path in life and you will be able to deal with any situation in your life. Indian astrology or Indian culture like no other is able to use the power of nature and to become part of it. Indian people do not regard themselves as intrudor in nature but tries to live in harmony with it.

Different ways of fortune telling

26. November 2007

Fortune telling is an esoteric method that combines several ways of telling the future. There are methods that have already been used in the old ages, but there are also methods that were created not so very long ago. The most popular of all fortune telling surely is reading the cards. During the past, reading the cards always adapted itself to the new circumstances. Several cards can be used for reading the cards, but you can easily take normal playing cards. There even are cards that were developed merely for fortune telling. E.g. Tarot-cards, Lenormand-cards or Kipper-cards.

In order to tell the future, a pendulum is also being used quite frequently and surely every body knows the crystal ball. You can also tell the future by reading somebody’s hands or by explaining the ways bones are thrown. Both methods already exist since a long time and go way back to the time before Christ was born. 

Nevertheless, telling the future never became a science that was taken serious, because until today, nobody can explain how some people can predict the future with a high rate of precision and with the simplest means. Even in our modern ages, many people seek for help and advice and turn to esoteric advisors. They have found a way to shape their lives in a way they feel at ease with. 

Fortune tellers offer help to people that are looking for an opportunity to find out more about themselves, their surroundings and the general tendency in their own life. Anyone can learn how to have a look into the future. A good starting point to do so is reading the cards. There are many books that explain precisely how you can learn how to read the cards. Moreover, also many card readers are prepared to train their students by means of transferring their knowledge to them.

Chinese astrology

2. Oktober 2007

It has to be presumed that some people or cultures have developed different kinds of astrology throughout the years.  The Chinese have also been able to make their own kind of astrology. Obviously, this is a different kind of astrology as the one we know today. Also, there are different signs of the Zodiac, e.g. the rat, the ox, the tiger, the dragon, the horse, the sheep, the monkey, the rooster, the dog and the pig. 

According to tradition, Buddha invited an animal of every species to a New Years Eve party. The animal that came to the festivity were given one year in which they would reign. Here, we can find the first big difference from the Chinese astrology to the Western astrology: the Chinese astrology takes twelve years to complete a circle, astrology as we know it now only needs twelve months. 

The Chinese calendar is important for astrology. It is based upon the phases of the moon rather than to the Sun or any other known planet. That is why Chinese New Years’ celebrations take place between the End of January and the middle of February. 

The symbols on the cards are very significant. The following are merely the highlights: the rat falls into a trap, the ox is working the fields, the tiger is a hunter, the cat will always land on its feet, the dragon spits fire, the snake is smart, the horse is strong and proud, the sheep nags, the monkey is making fun, the rooster puts his feet down, the dog minds the house and the pig has a good nature. All these symbols can be found in the Chinese astrology.  

According to tales, Chinese astrology already exists for more than 5000 years. The art of fortune telling or the way to predict the character and faith of somebody is calculated in moon years, unlike the Western astrology, which is calculated with months. The tale of Buddha indeed is very beautiful, however, it cannot be verified to be absolutely true.

Clairvoyance – spiritualism

4. September 2007

Clairvoyance is a way of fortune telling in the area of esoteric arts that does not need any further aids and cannot be learned. Clairvoyance is a gift or an ability that one receives at birth. The so called ability to see or detect things can be related to events in the present as well as the future. Clairvoyance by fortune telling is a gathering of information with supernatural perceptions. 

We know five senses: to see, to hear, to smell, to taste and to feel. More often than not, a clairvoyant has an inspiration which can be regarded as a stroke of ideas. Clairvoyants receive their inspiration in front of their “spiritual eye”. This can be related to a certain person, event or situation. According to the time it is taking place we have a retro cognitive or pre cognitive seeing.  Clairvoyance can also be a flow of energy that is so small that other people don’t even know its there. Clairvoyance needs to be trained in order to make the predictions more precise. Clairvoyants do not need further aids to see something or to give a consultation to somebody.  

Often, clairvoyants use the help of cards to gain more clarity in their predictions or to confirm the information received. During the Middle Ages, clairvoyants were chased as witches. However, this no longer takes place. Clairvoyance nowadays is regarded as a supernatural science. Therefore, it can be found in the same area as spiritualism and esoteric arts. The ability of clairvoyance also carries a high responsibility. This should be regarded by both the clairvoyant and the one seeking for help.