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Question of the Week: 84 - 11/10/2002

Between the Veils: What Did You See?

In the times of the thinning veils, did you look into the past or the future? What did you see?

What forms of divination do you use? Do you have an unusual technique that you would like to tell us about?

Have you had some (or all) of the things that you divined in the past come true? What is the most profound insight that you gained through divination? Do you think that the future is fixed or can it be changed?

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Death And Samhain/ The Veil Lifts, The Closet Opens... Nov 17th. at 3:47:16 pm UTC

Lisa (Loveland, Oh) Age: 22 - Email


I got the call Monday morning before Samhain that my Grandfather had died. It was completely unexpected and left his 7 children, countless grandchildren and wife feeling lost and helpless.
His funeral was on Samhain, and I woke up sick, throwing up several times on the way to the funeral.

When I got home I rewrote my Samhain ritual to include a special communion with my Grandfather. That night I shared a lot with him that I hadn't had the chance to do while he was alive. I even smiled at the fact that he must be surprised, having just died and me showing up to come out of the broom closet to him!

That night I felt his spirit with me, intense and powerful, and despite my fears that he would not accept certain aspects of my personality, his love was very real, very reassuring.


Weird Experiences Nov 17th. at 10:34:30 am UTC

Gabrielle Oddman (Statesboro, Ga) Age: 19 - Email


This Samhain, I had an interesting experience that I don't know how to describe. I was sitting on the floor watching my best friend get ready for a party at a local club. I live in a small college town that has always had gang activity just below the police's radar. My friend was dressed completely in blue from head to toe. When I asked her why she felt the need to dress like that she said that it wasn't too important because a lot of the gang members around here wear blue. We both stopped talking at the same time. She was doing her hair while I was reading a magazine when the lyrics to the cd we were listening to said, "Don't wear your colors here, that's cemetary gear". I felt my stomach drop into my feet and Erin gasped out loud. I usually have my strongest intuitive feelings around Samhain and I take everything seriously. Erin turnded to me and told me that she had had a vision of her getting shot by someone in red that night. She still wanted to go out though so I blocked the door until she changed her mind. Two nights later, a friend of ours came over and said that he was happy that we hadn't gone to the club because almost everyone in there was wearing some form of red. When I heard that, I went to the bathroom to throw up but all I could do was wonder where that feeling had come from.


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I Do Not Experience Any "thinning Of The Veils". Nov 17th. at 1:37:03 am UTC

Dances with Shadows (Tucson, AZ) Age: 49 - Email


Although I am of Euro extraction, and think Hallowe'en is cool, Oct.31 holds no particular spiritual or occult significance for me. I am not a Wicca person, and am agnostic regarding Samhain, Beltain, etc. (Full moons and solstices are a different matter.)
I am however very "in touch" with the spirit world through shaman practices. And divination is a significant part of that practice. Typically, I journey to the upper or lower worlds either with or to one of my helping spirits when I have a question. The "answer" is sometimes given directly, but often must be understood from the actions or visions provided by the spirits. Many times I am directed to the I_Ching. (As a teen, I was a frighteningly accurate Tarot diviner, but I now mainly read hexagrams).
The week of Hallowe'en I journeyed 3 times that were significant to me. 1. I checked on a spirit of a recently deceased person--to see if it needed help to cross over, out of this middle world. (It had already left, and did not need to be psychopomped.) 2. A friend had a lot of owls around her life, so I divined a message from Owl and delivered it. 3. I journeyed and read the I_Ching for a friend having difficulties with her fiancee. Time will tell on that one.
As a shamanic practitioner I "cross the veils" all the time. I have noticed that my "spirit vision" is a bit sharper under certain moons. I sometimes use a quartz crystal, charged by the sun at the solstice to also enhance my vision(s).


The Night That Never Is... Nov 16th. at 10:02:38 pm UTC

Noelle (Ohio) Age: 23 - Email


I did nothing in particular on Samhain itself, but I did visit a cordial acquaintance for a second-opinion reading as well as some help with a couple of problems. Surprisingly, she was firghteningly accurate and everything she was speaking of is coming about. Not sure if it was a psychic kick in my pants or just writing on the proverbial wall, but I do feel much better.

Her main advice was that dealing with my past was the key to claiming the future as my own. she also suggesed that I do some "travel work"...meditiaion into my past. Included in this was a cleansing ritual to banish all the ill thoughts and emotions I'd let build against myself. The combination of the reading, the ritual, and three nights of meditation, I've gotten past the mental blocks and rediscovered myself.

I even had my first pleasant Halloween in four years.


My Views Nov 16th. at 8:10:43 pm UTC

Otter Woman (Florida) Age: 31 - Email


1st - Danielle, Danielle,... you wouldn't be a Christian Fundamentalist by any chance?

2nd - I do belive in many ways of "seeing". I use a deck of Tarot cards for answers to
questions. I like to keep a journal of the layout and question, date and time. I like to
reconfigure the layout to rediscover additional information not originally seen.

I once asked my High Priestess, and friend, to read her runes for me. The answers were
incredible to me, considering that she was not privey to the question. I found the reading
to be so different than the energy I get from my own reading of my own questions.

I do not read for others, believing that my own knowledge is not yet great enough.

I also believe in signs. I believe that the animals and creatures of the world try to lead
us along our path. I appreciate all that the natural world can give to me. Even the clouds
have their own messages for us.

Dreams, I go to places and experience great things in my dreams. I would love to remember more
more of them and what they are trying to tell me. However, being the mother of 3 little girls
their needs for breakfast and clean diapers out weighs my need to write the dreams down.

Thank you each for letting me expression my opinions.

Blessed Be,
Otter Woman


A Natural Ability To Nov 16th. at 6:48:26 pm UTC

Daniel (Maine) Age: 26 - Email


As a rule durring Samhain imiges become more vivid. I usually use the Tarot 1JJ deck however at random moments I an prone to flashes of enlightenment regarding both past and future. Each time this occurs the number three can be applyed, weather it foccus on three hours, three days, or three weeks.


One More Thing... Nov 16th. at 6:13:51 pm UTC

Auralia LVX Interna (Sweden) Age: 28 - Email


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Samhain Nov 16th. at 6:04:01 pm UTC

Auralia LVX Interna (Sweden) Age: 28 - Email


The Dark Lady, Nepthys, has called to me of late and I struggle with my own imbalances...praying that I may cultivate the strength and wisdom due to Her...and thus make myself fit to deserve the title of Her priestess.

I have spent so many years working the light currents of Healing and High Magick ...now I must redefine my own definition of the Darkness so that I may achieve balance, within and without. And the darkness is not ignorance or evil in the classical sense, although the two may breed there and breed there profusely. For the Darkness is fertility...the silence of the womb and the black soils of Malkuth. The darkness brings higher perception...for only when the sun of conscious thought has set and vanished can the true briliance of the heavens emerge in infinite totality. Darkness is peace and holy silence. Darkness is the realm from which our dreams come forth.

As for techniques of Divination, I am partial to the Thoth Tarot and the I Ching...although lately I have commenced upon a study of Geomancy. Scrying by the Elements can also bring visions...although they seem more vague and open to interpretation.

The best Divination is, however, the Direct Line. Devote yourself and let the Gods speak through you...become the Oracle.

In Love,
Auralia


I Always Knew........Something Was Going On Nov 16th. at 5:24:14 pm UTC

Myst Walker (Cushing Maine) Age: 57 - Email


I have only had the name Wicca to use for a few years,but have always known and belived in the strange powers that are out there for all of us to use.I was in the 3rd grade when I was walking from the bus towards the school one very cold and snowy day.I had fixed in my mind,the warm class room for which I was headed and it was quite a walk form the bus to there.(A couple hundred yards)I have no recall of the walk what so ever,but was there.
One other time( a lot more recent)A friend of mine called me up and asked me If I had moved my boat,which I kept on a mooring( I now live in a coastal town)and I said I hadn't.Well he informed me it was gone and as it was late at night I knew I had no chance of finding it that night.I sat down to watch the news and as I did I kind of phased out and thought of my boat.I'm no master of wind and tide,but was able to form a picture in my mind of where my boat was.I called my friend and told him I knew where it was.Ha asked me how I knew(thinking someone had called me)so I told him I just knew where it was.It was there and just as I had pictured it.It was the only soft sandy place in our area.I live on the coast of Maine and anyone who knows of the coast,knows it is almost all Rocky.I question if I willed the boat there or it was there and I found it with the gifts of the great Lady(Which I still didn't have a name for)I do now have the name and embrace Her with all my being.Anyone with any insight on this is welcom to reply and I will be glad to hear from you.
Submitted with an open heart
Myst Walker


Knowing My Child Before Birth Nov 16th. at 1:05:09 pm UTC

Chandra Shakti (Kansas) Age: 32 - Email


It was November 1992. The name Twanda kept rolling through my head for a week. True I had seen Fried Green Tomatoes a few months before but this was Twanda and not Tawanda... Anyway after a week of this I felt a presence. I knew that the name belonged to the presence. She introduced herself and told me she would be my firstborn. Her presence came into my life periodically for a few years after that. When I met her daddy in 1994 she pushed me at him. Once her dad and I were together she quit coming around so much. She was born August 1997 nearly five years after she first made herself known to me. She is a wonderful, loving, strong-willed individual. She helped me find Paganism and she always pushes me to become a stronger, gentler, better person. To my daughter - Thank you for choosing me as your guide into this crazy world in which we are living.
I do not know if it is specifically divination, but most of my adult I have talked with ghosts - dis/nonembodied spirits if you will. I do not see them. I feel their presence. I do not hear them, but I converse with them. It is a wierd experience, like listening to someone else talking on the phone. I only hear my half of the conversation even though I am a participant. Meeting my daughter was by far the most dramatic result, but I have often been pushed in a particular direction by the ghosts. Usually to my benefit. Never to my bane.


My Divination Technique... Nov 16th. at 11:10:24 am UTC

John Scholes (Sacramento, ca,) Age: 24 - Email


My name is John I have been a practicing wiccan for about 11 years now. I have used many different divination tools but the one I use the most is fire scrying.I find that a good size fire in my fireplace will produce the same effects, as if I were to be using a mirror or water. I have been able to se the birth of my best friends first child, I told her she would give birth to a baby boy and she was shocked to find out I was right.I have seen may other personal things with fire. Fir me it is the best way of divination. Thank you for allowing me to share my story.


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