Keep this Quiet! IV Ancient Secrets Revealed - revised edition

Keep this Quiet! 4 fourth book of the keep this quite memoir series, margaret a. harrell revised edition 2018

Read how Margaret, "a grand synthesizer," weaves together her life journey; it spans friendship with Hunter Thompson and mystical initiations in "Seeing and Sensing Subtle Energy." Her attempt to make the two ends fit into her life attracts amazing teachers and also leads to many ups and downs.

"What happens when the blinders against quantum 'magic' are lifted?" Keep This Quiet! IV asks: " Our life experience shifts profoundly. The updated, new edition of Keep This Quiet! IV - retitled  Ancient Secrets Revealed - integrates mystical, practical Teachings embedded in Harrell’s life. The narrative begins in the ’90s in Belgium, where parapsychological, or siddhi, phenomena follow the death of her boyfriend. She seeks out Hunter Thompson as part of her support group and is soon at Owl Farm. Read what happens next, as "the roadman for the Lords of Karma" meets Margaret again, this time when she's in the grip of spirit initiations, including contact she perceives from her main soul grouping, leading to ever more profound life experiences. Curious? Read more here

Hunter in KTQ! IV

I thought Hunter could handle the “weirdness,” and I certainly need a confidante. So I reached out by phone and pretty soon was at Owl Farm, his ranch in Colorado. This sets the stage as Keep This Quiet! IV, revised edition, opens and his growing fame is offset by a writing block, which I waded in and tried to help dispel.  Read more

Shri Dhyanyogi

Read stories of  Shri Dhyanyogi, an important spiritual master of the pure kind who lived most of his life in India, and how he affected and taught Margaret in Keep This Quiet! IV, Revised Edition. With thanks to the Dhyanyoga Centers for allowing the cover photo. Read More

Keep This Quiet! captures the fear and loathing, charm and romance of Hunter in the late Sixties—along with tales of two other underground authors. Included are genuine, funny letters he sent Margaret during and after the publication of Hell’s Angels. Read more

Keep THIS Quiet Too! continues the evolving story of Hunter S. Thompson, Milton Klonsky, and Jan Mensaert. However, whereas in the first volume, Hunter Thompson and his letters and presence took center stage, in this second volume the story moves to Jan Mensaert in North Africa and Milton Klonsky in NYC. Read more

Keep This Quiet! III: Initiations begins in the C. G. Jung Institute Zurich. Margaret  is headed for a big initiation there, which she narrates for us—showing how initiations are life-transforming. Exercises in the back offer practical help in how to work with energy. Read more.

Hunter Thompson and Paul Krassner

Hunter in NYC in the Sixties I met Hunter in NYC in 1967 and Paul Krassner, through Hunter, at the same time. We had dinner together and the two of

Editing Services

Get the same quality editing as Hunter S. Thompson in Hell’s Angels. Hunter often said [Margaret] was the best editor he ever worked with and they ...

Podcast - Interview on Keep This Quiet! and HST

I have just finished an interview with Victoria Lynn Weston on her podcast program, Ayrial Talk Time, where I share my experiences with Hunter  S. Tho

Read These Together - Now on the 50th Anniversary!!

Hell's Angels is a consistent high seller on Amazon - even as it enters the fiftieth year since its publication. Read it with Keep This Quiet! My R

Media

I was very lucky to be in a number of podcast interviews, art exhibits, YouTube events - and would like very much to preserve the links on one page so

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Margaret at the McNally Jackson Bookstore (Brooklyn)
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Margaret at the McNally Jackson Bookstore (Brooklyn)

It's official. I'll be joining George Mason MFA professor Tim Denevi and journalist Jonny Diamond (writer for Rolling Stone, etc.; editor in chief of The Literary Hub) at a McNally Jackson Bookstore event in Brooklyn in November. It's part of Denevi's book tour for Freak Kingdom: Hunter S. Thompson's Manic Ten-Year Crusade Against American Fascism, on sale October 30. Partnering with Little Brown, The Paris Review, Soho Press, The Melville House, Harper Perennial, the National Book Critic...
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Triangle Book & Writers Conference – 9-15-18
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Triangle Book & Writers Conference – 9-15-18

If you are writing a book or want to get writing and editing tips, come out to join us all day  September 15. I will be on the panel for "Top 10 Editing Mistakes." What do you think they are? That's at NOON. Look for more on my editing background on my webpage here. And also enjoy the other panels. Half-price tickets available NOW. Use the code TWBC when you register on Eventbrite! Where McKimmon Center on the NC State Campus in Raleigh, NC. 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh, NC 27606. Registrati...
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Allen Joseph Miner
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Allen Joseph Miner

Al has just transitioned. If you want to be truly inspired, go here and listen to the In Memorial video. Al doesn't just hope he'll survive. He has proof in having left the Earth 10,000-plus times as Lama Sing came into his body to give the readings over 45 years - in the trance-channel manner of Edgar Cayce. His wife, Susan Miner, is pulling back the curtain on aspects of his teaching and life that she observed at his side these last decades. To do this, she will have a weekly newsletter, th...
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On Location – Gonzo Fest 2018
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On Location – Gonzo Fest 2018

Author/professor Tim Denevi and I had a delightful time presenting at the Gonzo Fest 2018. The Leo Weekly, Louisville, set up the event in an itinerary: 12-1 p.m. Writing “Hell’s Angels”: Will the Real Hunter S. Thompson Please Stand Up Featuring: Timothy Denevi and Margaret Harrell 1:10-1:50 p.m. Book Signings: Margaret Harrell, Ron Whitehead and Juan Thompson 1:30-2:30 p.m. The Battle of Michigan Avenue: Chicago 1968, HST and Violence Against Journalists Panelists: Michael Lind...
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Lifetime Achievement
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Lifetime Achievement

Margaret Ann Harrell Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who   Photo credit: Jinn Bug RALEIGH, NC, March 29, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Margaret Ann Harrell with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Harrell celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for a...
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Diana Henderson – “Volume of Wisdom”
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Diana Henderson – “Volume of Wisdom”

Published for three days now, KTQ! IV, rev. ed., is still in the top 100 Kindle Mysticism books. It was the nr. 1 new issue in Spirituality/Personal Growth/Mysticism its very first day live. I can surely thank Diana Henderson for some of that. I am thrilled to have the review for Keep This Quiet! IV, revised edition, by the marvelous healer and spiritual teacher Diana Henderson below: As though it arrived with a full legion of angelic messengers and masters of Light, from the moment I tou...
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A “grand Synthesizer” – Ron Rattner’s review
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A “grand Synthesizer” – Ron Rattner’s review

In the very latest review of Keep This Quiet! IV: Ancient Secrets Revealed, of which I am quite proud, Ron Rattner writes that Margaret has an "excellent ability to communicate and weave esoteric ideas about science, psychology, philosophy, and spirituality. Richard Unger’s channeled hand analysis description of her as a ‘grand synthesizer’ was apt and accurate.” Rattner, a longtime devotee of Dhyanyogi-ji, is the author of the forthcoming book  From Litigation to Meditation: An ex-lawyer’s spir...
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Italy – Art by Margaret Harrell
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Italy – Art by Margaret Harrell

A section of the November/December 2017 issue of the magazine Art International Contemporary, published in Palermo, Italy, was called ‘’Il Genio dell’Art," or "The Genius of Art." "Sun Spotlight on Faces" was accepted into it. The publisher curators placed a selection of contemporary art such as mine after works by well-known artistic geniuses such as "Picasso, Dali. Pollock." That way, the magazine reaches the hands of "a public strictly made of collectors, gallerists, art merchant, museum and ...
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Editing – Meister Ekhart – “Only the hand that Erases . . .”
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Editing – Meister Ekhart – “Only the hand that Erases . . .”

You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write. - Saul Bellow BUT: Only the hand that erases can write the true thing - Meister Johann Eckhart Which is it? The words of the famous thirteenth-century German mystic or the modern Nobel Prize for Literature winner? Both, of course. Editing - writing - involves juggling these two basic truths. Sometimes a text comes out finished; the trick is to believe in it and not fiddle around. Other times, most of the time...
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Bell Sounding to Thoughts – and Hunter Thompson
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Bell Sounding to Thoughts – and Hunter Thompson

The audible, nonphysical bell was a phenomenon that appeared in my apartment in Tienen, Belgium, just after the sudden death of my boyfriend, Willy Vanluyten. It stayed over two years. It sounded somewhat like the watch sound that signals the hour, though there was no such watch in the apartment. It was part of an initiation. More on this and other subtle experiences inside Keep This Quiet! III: Initiations (2014) and the revised, expanded, retitled brand-new edition of volume IV, Ancient Secret...
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“A Gathering of Angels”- September 14
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“A Gathering of Angels”- September 14

Diana Henderson has given me the great honor of inviting me to be part of a beautiful event at Dancing Moon. A Gathering of Angels Meetup Monthly Meetup She gives details below and also here. where you can join and sign up to attend. Or just drop in if seating is not at capacity. Diana writes: This meeting will introduce our audience to some of our local metaphysical and/or healing authors, who will share wisdom from their work to assist us in understanding ourselves, our journey, our w...
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Short Podcasts on Editing – What It Is
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Short Podcasts on Editing – What It Is

Below are two very short podcast interviews on how I see editing services. The first interview goes into some of the recent history of editing practices - with anecdotes. The second is about my current editing services and trends in the fast-changing market. It touches on topics like the importance of having a book edited, including my own experience at being edited. Also, there are anecdotes. If you are writing a book or have a topic and want to begin, there's a good chance I can help. A...
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Paul Krassner’s Second Letter
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Paul Krassner’s Second Letter

Diving into my garage boxes, I found a follow-up note from Paul Krassner that confirms what I remembered: he explains that in my absence (I was in Las Angeles with Hunter during a quick weekend visit) he sent me a letter but addressed it to the wrong person at Random House. So here is how I found out about that and - yes - I hurried down to the Obscene Letters area to rescue it and read it. True, such a section existed at Random House down in the basement. It made for amusing reading, and I kept...
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Personalities in the Keep This Quiet! Memoir Series
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Personalities in the Keep This Quiet! Memoir Series

Who is in the Keep This Quiet! series? and where does it take place?The posts below will introduce major people and places in Keep This Quiet! I-IV. Hunter Thompson, who figures pivotally in  Keep This Quiet! I and to a lesser but significant degree in II, has his own assortment of posts elsewhere. Below, you will find other players in Keep This Quiet! I-II, from Belgian poète maudit Jan Mensaert to poet, intellectural, guru  Milton Klonsky. Also, important players in Keep This Quiet! III, like ...
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Now is the Time to Awaken Your Light Body
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Now is the Time to Awaken Your Light Body

What are you waiting for? It will change your entire life. It did mine. And it kept changing it—as the years rolled on. The light body never failed to help me adapt and stretch to any situation. It also boosts your creativity, because it comes out of boundless energy. The light body is older and wiser than any of us. However, its energy, when properly focused, goes right into our everyday lives and energizes us on all levels. I learned this course the "hard way" - by foot, train, and taxi - a...
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The Time I Almost Edited Norman Mailer
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The Time I Almost Edited Norman Mailer

The End of Obscenity: The Trials of Lady Chatterley, Tropic of Cancer & Fanny Hill by the Lawyer Who Defended Them is dear to my heart. This now-classic received the George Polk Memorial Book of the Year Award in journalism. Random House considered it an important manuscript, and to edit it, I was "loaned out"—assigned to work at the law offices of the author, Harvard-educated Charles Rembar, all day every day for a couple of months. In the conference room, I sat at a big table with him ...
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Media
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Media

I was very lucky to be in a number of podcast interviews, art exhibits, YouTube events - and would like very much to preserve the links on one page so that it's easy to click on them and go to the related posts or urls. Below are some of the 2016 - 2018 events and YouTube presentations:MUSIC TRAILERS – the Keep This Quiet! seriesMusic Trailers for the Keep This Quiet! series.  These are short music pieces and drawings by Belgian poet Jan Mensaert, my onetime husband, that I particularly li...
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“Using Dreams to Clear Clutter” – Interview with Margaret
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“Using Dreams to Clear Clutter” – Interview with Margaret

Watch it here I have just watched "Using Dreams to Clear Clutter"  - under Julie Coraccio's "Liked Podcasts"  - and I really enjoyed it. Julie is a marvelous interviewer. And that ability shines through. Also, I loaded the answers with examples, as dreams are storytelling vehicles. Please do watch it. I guarantee you'll find some interesting tips on dreaming. Julie Coraccio introduces her popular podcast like this: Declutter Your Life We all have gifts and talents, but clutter, whether...
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Hunter Thompson’s Legacy – YouTube
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Hunter Thompson’s Legacy – YouTube

Here is another excerpt from the Gonzo Fest 2014 in Louisville, KY, where I had the good fortune to be an invited presenter: Just click the YouTube link.   [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK3f0jeta7k[/embedyt]
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An Interview with HST Books about the Keep this Quiet! Book Series
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An Interview with HST Books about the Keep this Quiet! Book Series

I am very honored to see the beautiful display Martin Flynn created and the kind words of introduction. The Q&A adds insights that his questions brought out. He is a marvelous interviewer and every Hunter Thompson fan should know his site. I also like what he does with visuals. Always a splashy page. Much for the eye. A Margaret Harrell Q&A Margaret Harrell, in my opinion is a rarity in any world, let alone the HST world. Two of her 9 or 10 books include significant fodder for ...
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Carl Jung and Wolfgang Pauli – Two Giants
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Carl Jung and Wolfgang Pauli – Two Giants

In 1931, Pauli, a physics professor at a university in Zurich, consulted Jung about his psychological issues and alcohol use; his mother had committed suicide and his marriage, less than a year old, had broken up.On the work front, shortly after his divorce he announced (correctly) the possible existence of a new particle, the neutrino. Instead of analyzing Pauli's dreams himself, Jung sent Pauli to a student colleague, thinking it would be better if he did not conduct the sessions in person. He...
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Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung: Initiations
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Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung: Initiations

Above, Pauli sits with Einstein. Now both men [Jung and Pauli] are dead. Physics has undergone great advances with its grand unified theories and its current development of superstring theory. Yet the central question remains: What is the nature of Pauli’s great dream? What is that speculum that lies between the worlds of mind and matter? Will it be possible to develop a new physics and a new psychology which are complementary to each other? - David Peat, “Divine Contenders” An excerpt from...
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Rome Exhibit
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Rome Exhibit

Here's the announcement of the Rome exhibit in a small art gallery. Also, here's the gallery link. And below is the cloud giclee that will be on the wall. We're to use this for publicity. So to all my Rome friends, here's the location. Of course, I need to make some Rome friends. Maybe this photograph will do it for me.    
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Hunter Thompson and Paul Krassner
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Hunter Thompson and Paul Krassner

Hunter in NYC in the Sixties I met Hunter in NYC in 1967 and Paul Krassner, through Hunter, at the same time. We had dinner together and the two of them discussed a story for "The Realist," a very popular underground publication that Paul founded and edited. It was a crackling dinner, witty and fast-moving. The articles below have to do, mostly, with that time period, being mementoes or later write-ups. "Keep This Quiet!" tells the story of those days. A few of the articles below take the stor...
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About the Series
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About the Series

The series title comes from the envelope above, which Hunter sent me (his copy editor for Hell's Angels) upon learning what I looked like. And how young I was. Keep This Quiet! comes replete with letters and other materials from Hunter - not available elsewhere - about the Hell's Angels period. It also  corrects some widely touted anecdotes. I was not only Hunter's copyeditor/Assistant Editor on Hell's Angels but also a friend. What is KTQ! about??? Kirkus Reviews says Harrell’s memoir ...
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Doug Brinkley Plugs Keep This Quiet!
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Doug Brinkley Plugs Keep This Quiet!

Keep This Quiet! offers an illuminating look at Hunter S. Thompson in full throttle trying to make it as a Top Notch prose-stylist. Harrell fills in many important biographical gaps. . . . Read it. —Douglas Brinkley, editor of The Proud Highway and Fear and Loathing in America.
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Norman S. Don & Psychic Olof Jonsson
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Norman S. Don & Psychic Olof Jonsson

Norman S. Don, a neuroscientist and parapsychologist, is in Keep This Quiet! IV. The video above, which he gave me to post, shows psychic Olof Jonsson attempting to teach card-guessing feats to Norm Don at his brain-function lab in Chicago - one of numerous video clips they made. It gives only a brief glimpse of the experiments. Olof convinced Don his paranormal abilities were real.  As an unconfirmed side note, I got a phone call a few years ago from Olof's driver in Las Vegas. She was gath...
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“Computer PK” Images
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“Computer PK” Images

During the 1990s, the last ten years I lived in Belgium, I had the good fortune of making the unusual printouts I called computer PK." There are a couple of samples above and many more in Keep This Quiet! IV. the 1990s were a time I devoted, heart and soul, to exploring this parapsychological experience. This (to me) exciting phenomenon came about through some  partly unconscious creative process where when I pushed the button to print, the printouts were often modified from the text on the scre...
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Rory Feehan on Keep This Quiet!
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Rory Feehan on Keep This Quiet!

“This is my life, I’m satisfied. So watch it, babe. Don’t try to keep me tied.” ---And I Like It –Jefferson Airplane song In the ever expanding list of biographies and memoirs about Hunter S. Thompson, this latest offering, Keep This Quiet! by Margaret A. Harrell, is quite simply a breath of fresh air. This is by no means intended as a slight against previous publications, the majority of which are solid and have contributed much to our understanding of Hunter S. Thompson – the man and th...
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Gonzo Fest 2014 Trailer
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Gonzo Fest 2014 Trailer

This is the 2014 Gonzo Fest Trailer by Nick Storm (of Storm Generation Films). Finally released. The full DVD will be released in early April, previewed at the 2015 Gonzo Fest Louisville. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbWQFX5_NoE
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HST at Woody Creek
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HST at Woody Creek

The photos below are from 1991, at Owl Farm, where I visited Hunter for a week, not having seen him in twenty-one years physically. I had been living in Morocco and then Belgium. My boyfriend had just died and the apartment we had shared was spooky. I thought Hunter could handle the "weirdness," and I certainly need a confidante. So I reached out by phone and pretty soon was at Owl Farm, his ranch in Colorado. This sets the stage as Keep This Quiet! IV, revised edition, opens: On January 6, 199...
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Light Beings
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Light Beings

Many of us know the word "light being." A shaman teacher I had, Joska Soos,  used to paint them, as above, in "The Light Sound Buddha" - 2004. I wonder how many people can "see" the light beings I see in the two photographs by me to the left here. I would love to know what you see. The one immediately to the left was in Romania, in  a "flying fleet." But I saw a much coarser look than in the light-streaming being at the bottom, in "Flying Being." Yet both had similar overall features. Howeve...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

In response to a question about changes in publishing, I surfed the web and came across, by chance these quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson. How's this? There's a lot that's good about change. But one thing not to forget, Emerson had down pat: The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it. In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life - no disgrace, no calamity (leaving me my eyes), which nature cannot repair. Standing on the bare ground - ...
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