The Importance of Sharing Our Metaphysical Experiences

Some time ago the New York Times Magazine section featured a wonderful interview with Barbara Ehrenreich, author of several books, including “Nickel and Dimed.” The interview focused on her most recent book, Living With a Wild God, which is a memoir detailing the author’s “dissociative” experiences when she was in her teens. “…The whole world came to life, and the difference between myself and everything else dissolved — but not in a sweet, loving, New Agey way. That was a world flamed into life, is how I would put it.” As I read what Ms. Ehrenreich had gone through, I found myself moved by the story and recognized the pattern of staying silent for years about the strange and wonderful events that had occurred to her.

I too had a wide variety of metaphysical experiences that were inspiring and wild, and for many years I was afraid to share the truth of these mystical events with others. My mother, herself a psychic, had experienced many of these events, and she told me to keep it in the family. So, I stayed quiet for decades afraid of being ridiculed, or thought to be crazy, and not wanting to alienate others. It’s only in the last several years that I’ve felt that it was important, and the right time, to come forward to tell my story.

I think that more and more people are also realizing that it is important to tell their stories and share their experiences. Some, like Barbara Ehrenreich, may have had a health scare or near death experience that left them with a new appreciation for life and a desire to come forward and tell their stories while they are still alive. In the NYT article Ms. Ehrenreich says, “In 2001, I was being treated for breast cancer, and I was pretty sure I was going to recover. But I told myself: OK, Barbara, you could be running out of time much sooner than you thought. If you’re ever going to do anything with this, you better do it.”

Other people, bolstered by new paranormal research and an increased number of books by reputable sources about mystical events, are finding strength in numbers gives them the courage to come clean about their own “other-worldly” experiences. I find myself heartened by this. I firmly believe that if we are to achieve the next great leap in consciousness it will come from first hand experience and stepping forward to tell our own truth.

See also: Scientists Who have had Transformative Experiences 


I’ll See You In My Dreams

| by Merryn Jose

Coming from a long line of women gifted with the “Second Sight,” I’ve known since I was a child that there are many ways for the Universe or individual souls to get in touch with you. One of the easiest ways is through our dreams, and I learned years ago to pay close attention to who shows up when I’m sleeping. This is not exactly secret knowledge — there are books about the various types of dreams, such as precognitive, announcement dreams, vision quests, meeting your power animal, and more. Any of Robert Moss’ wonderful books teach the reader about these kind of dreams as well as about lucid dreaming and how to navigate through the different dream worlds.

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Watkins Bookstore: Much More than Books

Watkins Books is an esoteric bookshop in the heart of London. Located just off Leicester Square, Watkins is a must see if you’re on your way to the museums or the theater. Established over 100 years ago, this is one of the world’s oldest independent bookshops specializing in new and antiquarian titles in the Mind, Body, Spirit field.

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Musing about Watkins Bookstore

Watkins Books is an esoteric bookshop in the heart of London. Located just off Leicester Square, Watkins is a must see if you’re on your way to the museums or the theater. Established over 100 years ago, this is one of the world’s oldest independent bookshops specializing in new and antiquarian titles in the Mind, Body, Spirit field.The book store was established by John M. Watkins, a friend of Madame Blavatsky, in 1897, at 26 Charing Cross. John Watkins had already been selling books via a catalog that he began publishing in March of 1893.

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