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Shiva and Kali: Divine Cosmic Dance with these Indian Beings

Shiva and Kali: Divine Cosmic Dance with these Indian Beings

October 17, 2021
Deities, Beings or Raw Energy?  Tune into this episode for a magical carpet ride over to India, where we meet Shiva and Kali!
  • Special guest, Amit, shares his deep understanding of and experiences with Shiva and Kali, the Hindu traditions and even India's caste system.
  • Learn why Shiva and Kali are inextricably linked . . . and how they invoke both creative and destructive force energies.
  • Kali shows up with severed heads or as a goddess of wealth and . . . ahem . . . even viruses (yep, that last part is real), while Shiva hangs out in cremation grounds, covered in ash and counts the ghosts and demons as his friends.  Shew!
We resonate deeply with these two powerful, nonjudgmental forces, and we're certain you will too.  Sit with Shiva, come dance with Kali . . . if you dare!
 
PS. Spellings of certain words and places mentioned by Amit .... see the longer list below for his VERY generous links and explanations for the deeply curious.
 
PPS.  Somehow "yoni stones" came up.  Listen in!
 
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Following are some links to see Kali and Shiva being worshipped in various forms across India. These deities have been designed, constructed and consecrated according to prescribed “shastras” (Science treaties/technology). 

Dating back to ancient times (per legends), they are treated as live/powerful energy beings. Many public and secret rituals are followed on a daily basis to maintain the powerful energy form. The temples around them have been built and rebuilt, due to natural wear and tear, repeated invasions etc, but the consecration remains. 

Everyone has access to their powerful energies, but the “sadhaka” (the seeker) needs to prepare oneself to be able to receive. It’s like radio or TV transmissions. You need the dial/antenna to be tuned to the frequency they are broadcasting.I am including links and live streams from temples of these various deities, that I mentioned during our chat and also some photos.

For more information on the deities and temples, my recommendation is to use the temple’s own website rather than Wikipedia. Systems in these temples are still catching up to technology so their websites may not work optimally or there may be other issues. I am also attaching popular depiction for each of the deity in links:

Kali as “MahaLakshmi”, deity of wealth and prosperity, located in a city called Kolhapur, in the western part of India.Following the website to the temple and a live stream from her temple:
https://www.mahalaxmikolhapur.com/
https://www.mahalaxmikolhapur.com/shri-ambabai-mahalaxmi-live-darshan.php

Kali as “Saptashrungi”, as a deity with 8 hands who defeated the buffalo headed demon Mahishasur. This temple is located in a town called Vani, near the city of Nasik, in the western part of India. Following the website to the temple and a recorded live stream, video is pretty long, where her entire morning worship and decoration is shown:
https://www.saptashrungi.net/home.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFzAJcaA68Y

Kali as “Naina Devi”, the eyes of the original Goddess Sati, whose body parts fell, in the story I narrated. This temple is located in a town called Bilaspur, about 220 miles from New Delhi, in the northern part of India. Following the website to the temple and a live stream:
https://nainadevi.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdUGWCi4hzE

Kali as “Kamakhya Devi”, worshipped as yoni (vagaina/vulva), of the original Goddess Sati, whose body parts fell, in the story I narrated.The name Kamakhya literally means ‘She whose title/definition is Sexual Desire.’ Following the website to the temple. No live stream available.http://www.kamakhyadevi.org/

Shiva being worshipped in a consecrated “Linga” (in an oblong smooth stone) as “Kashi Vishveshwar” (The lord of the worlds). This is a really ancient temple, located in an ancient city called Kashi/Benaras or Varanasi. About 500 miles east of New Delhi in the north eastern part of India. Following the website to the temple and a live stream:
https://www.shrikashivishwanath.org/
https://www.shrikashivishwanath.org/online/live_darshan

Shiva being worshipped in a consecrated “Linga” (in an oblong smooth stone) as “Mahakaleshwar”(Lord of time and death). This is a really ancient temple, located in an ancient city called Ujjain. About 500 miles south of New Delhi in the central part of India. Following the website to the temple and a live stream:
http://www.dic.mp.nic.in/ujjain/mahakal/default.aspx
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNXnHLHHlpY

Who is Shiva? Talk by a spiritual master (Sadhguru) I follow:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fMRxtDFYM0About God! Another talk by above master (Sadhguru):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-Kiyc9R4wE

Shaman, Shamanism, and Shamanic Practices: Getting to Know Amy Renee

Shaman, Shamanism, and Shamanic Practices: Getting to Know Amy Renee

July 4, 2021
Take a mystical journey into the world of shamanism! This episode’s magical Being is our very own host, Amy Renee.Amy was called to and extensively trained in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition of Shamanism.Listen in to learn what that tradition is, where it originates, along with myths, misconceptions and the basics, such as:
  • What the heck is a shaman anyway?!
  • What do shamans do?
  • Do you have to venture into the woods overnight by yourself?
  • Are all healers shamans? Are all shamans healers?
  • Are hallucinogens a necessary part of the journey?
  • Is shamanism a religion?
Amy answers these burning questions and more.If you are feeling the pull to learn more, reach out to Amy at our group email: magicalmysticaljourneys@gmail.com You can always reach out to any of us at the same email. Whatever you’re going through, you are not alone.  We’re here for you!
 

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The Spirit of Money as a Magical, Mystical Being?

The Spirit of Money as a Magical, Mystical Being?

June 13, 2021
Love it or hate it, this Being is a heavy hitter . . . . welcome to the show, the Spirit of MONEY.Unlike with any other Being, each one of us already has an intimate relationship with Money whether we know it, think about it, or not.In this episode, we lead you to explore your relationship with MONEY, while sharing our own foibles, struggles and a-ha’s. Listen in for:
  • Myth-busting! Both in popular culture and scripture:
  • Money is the root of all evil, right? Hmm . . . not so fast.
  • That whole heads up/good luck/heads down/bad luck thing? What you learn here will have you picking up every tails-up coin you encounter.
  • Does money = the numbers in our bank account? If there are more numbers, do we have a better relationship with money? Are we more favored by the money spirit? By God?

  • The shame game . . . oooph. 
  • Intertwined relationships – Money tends to be mucked up with a slew of complicated issues like time, judgment, trust, betrayal, dreams, desires.  Can we untangle these for a wiser outlook?
Ready to re-examine all we’ve taken for granted with Money?Ready to throw the rules out the window?Ready to meet Money for yourself, for real?We’ll walk you through all of the above and more, plus end with quick exercises where you can directly experience the spirit of money for yourself.Listen in here.  Money is waiting . . .

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Evidential Psychic Mediumship? Getting to Know Andrea St. Amand

Evidential Psychic Mediumship? Getting to Know Andrea St. Amand

April 18, 2021
This week, we depart form our usual episode, and Andrea becomes the magical being of the week!
 
Katy and Amy grill her (just kidding ... mostly), and we ask her questions sent in to us by our listeners. Why would someone seek out an evidential psychic medium? What IS an evidential psychic medium? That's where we start, and Andrea takes us on a fascinating journey of how and why she does this important work. 

Why would someone seek out an evidential psychic medium like Andrea? 

  • A traumatic or devastating loss,
  • A death with many unanswered questions,
  • The need to untangle a mystifying, toxic relationship, or
  • They’re so stuck they can’t hear their heart and feel their soul . . . (Should I quit my job? What is my purpose? Am I on the right track? Should I break up or keep trying? I’m really successful, everything’s great, I just want to run away . . . )
The goal is always healing and moving toward a deeper understanding of one’s TRUE self and others. Without judgment. Without shame. With a lot of love and grace.
 
Listen in for more.
 
To see all about Andrea's work or book a session, visit www.andreasaintamand.com
 

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Bitch of the Year: Exploring 2020 and 2021 and Its Lessons

Bitch of the Year: Exploring 2020 and 2021 and Its Lessons

April 4, 2021

The magical mystical journey in this episode is . . . the one we’ve all been on this past year!  Yes, as our title says -- the bitch of the year that was 2020 (and on into 2021).

The Featured Magical Being this episode is ... us!

At the time of recording, we’ve reached the one-year benchmark of living with insecurity, uncertainty, illnesses, lockdown, tiptoeing back out into public, yet still feeling social isolation coupled with claustrophobia. In this episode, we talk about the lingering effects of these big societal changes that are still unfolding, and acknowledge frequent myths (such as, "Why me?!")But don't despair!  We also share tools that work (and some that don't) to help you through. Overall, we hope to offer strength in this episode for you to be faithful to your own journey, your own work and your own need for help.

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Quan Yin: Compassion and Kindness Incarnate (also, Guanyin)

Quan Yin: Compassion and Kindness Incarnate (also, Guanyin)

March 2, 2021

Exploring the compassion of Quan Yin may bring up in us a great sense of loss.  Grief kicks in over the loss of a loved one, pet, job, marriage . . . and shows up in unexpected ways.  If you've suffered traumatic loss, learn more in this episode. You're not alone.

We welcome the amazing guest, Dr. Emily Wu to bring us tons of knowledge and first hand experience with this amazing Being. 

Note: The transliteration of the name can be Quan Yin, Qaunyin, and Guanyin, plus probably more!

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Holiday Special! Christmas, Solstice, and Winter Magic

Holiday Special! Christmas, Solstice, and Winter Magic

December 21, 2020

MMJ Holiday Special!

We invite you to listen in, particularly if a “traditional” Christmas celebration is not your thing. There’s a lot to honor this time of the year.

Join us for warm memories - and let’s be honest, the expectations, obligatory gift-giving, and tips on how to make this holiday season your own.

In this episode, we cover:
·      What the Bible says about Christmas . . . It’s not as obvious as you’d think!
·      Who else has a birthday on December 25,
·      What was going on in the ancient world at the time of what we now celebrate as Christmas, and
·      Former holiday and pagan traditions.

Also, beware! St. Nick has a friend . . . so if you’ve been naughty, look out for Krampus (though perhaps you’ll like Krampus best).

As always, we end with a meditation to invite in the warmth and light during these short winter days.

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Lady Portia: Lady Justice, Twin Flame of St. Germain, and Bringer of Divine Justice

Lady Portia: Lady Justice, Twin Flame of St. Germain, and Bringer of Divine Justice

December 6, 2020

Lady Portia is in the house today! She is the twin flame of St. Germain and contains the energy of justice from ancient times through today. By the end of this episode, you'll be able to connect deeply to the feminine energy of divine justice. Best of all, perhaps you will be able to release the need to be *right* in favor of ongoing relationships. As always, we have a meditation with Lady Portia to help you clear your heart space.

St. Germain Part 2 with Special Guest Courtney Dyer

St. Germain Part 2 with Special Guest Courtney Dyer

November 25, 2020

We just could not get enough of St. Germain and his Violet Flame! This episode is a follow up to our first one so that we can get even more detailed about this amazing Being.

Get energized with the interview with Courtney Dyer, an amazing energy worker who works specifically with St. Germain. Courtney is an energetic engineer that activates and aligns others with a new expression of themselves. You'll hear all about her journey and how meeting ascended masters came as a huge surprise, plus about her work with the unconditional love of St. Germain. Plus, Courtney delivers an amazing meditation for you will active the violet flame in your life.

To connect with Courtney, just go to her:

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St Germain and his Magical Violet Flame

St Germain and his Magical Violet Flame

November 7, 2020

Has the violet flame ever called to you? If so, it could be that you are meant to connect with Saint Germain. Come on a new magical journey with us and meet St. Germain. 

Tons of gems and energetic awakenings await you in this episode! This is what you'll find in this episode:

  • The historical origins of St. Germain in 18th century Europe and his transition to an Ascended Master
  • What you can expect when you encounter the beautiful, and sometimes mysterious, energy of St. Germain 
  • How St. Germain helped Katy explore her own clairvoyance
  • Amy's clearing of an entity with the assistance of the violet flame
  • Andrea's experience of St. Germain showing up in her bed (ooo la la!)

    A mini-breathwork session from Amy will enliven your energy, and you'll receive two channeled messages from St. Germain. 

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