Monday, October 17, 2011

Review: Time of the Quickening: Prophecies for the Coming Utopian Age by Susan B. Martinez, Ph. D


Time of the Quickening: Prophecies for the Coming Utopian Age by Susan B. Martinez, Ph. D. Bear and Company: Rochester, VT. 2011.

http://store.innertraditions.com/isbn/978-1-59143-126-8?id=3828&displayZoom=1

I really had no clue what to expect with this book, but because it’s sort of 2012 related, I was quite anxious to check it out.

The author takes information and predictions from all kinds of sources – the Oahspe Bible, Nostradamus, Jeane Dixon, and others to compile what she sees at the new world order we are heading too.

Part of this book deals with the mathematical aspects of events that have already happened and how they are connected to each other, and I will admit that these parts just didn’t have a really big impact on me, in fact I began to find them annoying. I feel that timewise, we can tie ANY two events together by saying they are a certain number of years apart, that in no way means they are connected in any other way, and throughout this book we so much about that. I find these correlations to be coincidences, if even that. Just by the nature of time itself, we will always be able to connect ANY event to another event simply by stating the amount of time that occurred that between the 2 (or more) events.

This was not the part of book that I found impressive. What I did indeed find impressive were many of the quotes Martinez used to show what may be coming, and the most impressive was Martinez’s own insights.

When she compares the overall state of mind of Americans to that of someone suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and then explains just how the clinical definition so well fits as a description of American society today, I was simply floored. When she elaborates further on the double standards of American politics, I was so excited to see that someone else out there was publishing views I have agreed with for years.

I was extremely impressed with Martinez’s commentary and views on American life how the way we act now may end up leading to eventual downfall and possible demise in the future.

This book was extremely interesting – far more so than I had originally expected. While I felt the areas talking about time lapses between events was a bit dry, I was highly impressed with Martinez’s theories on American society’s over all beliefs – and just what those beliefs may end up leading us to in the foreseeable future.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Review Goddess Cards: Inanna and Yoga Mama


Review Goddess Cards: Inanna and Yoga Mama
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It’s a beautiful day in northern Illinois, and it’s time again for a couple more cards from the Goddess Card collection from Anne Baird. Today’s selection includes: “Inanna: Sumerian Goddess of Heaven and Earth” http://www.goddesscards.com/inanna.html and “Yoga Mama” http://www.goddesscards.com/yogamama.html

The Inanna card is slightly different from the other Goddess cards we have seen so far as this one doesn’t have the border around the main picture, so we don’t get as much of her story in the full picture. Still, this is a beautiful card that emphasizes the strength and wisdom of this Mother aspect Goddess.

This card also reminds us what used to be considered the ideal physique of a good mother – ample breasts, along with ample hips and waist – not the warped image of physical “beauty” advertisers are convincing people to strive for today. Inanna is all real woman.

The second card this week is “Yoga Mama”. On the front of this card it says “You constantly amaze me”, and pictures two women practicing yoga together – showing them in several different poses.

On the inside of the card, we have two women, one younger, one older, belly dancing to the music of two musicians and the words, “Is there anything you can’t do?”

This is a sweet card that you can send to show any woman in your life how you respect and appreciate her. I also like how it does end up showing the tie in of yoga and belly dance too – these two practices are complimentary to each other – perhaps similar to your relationship with the woman you would send this card too. This is another card that emphasis the strength of women – something women everywhere need to celebrate – in themselves and in each other.

Pick up some of these cards today to send to your female friends and family. Let them know you appreciate and celebrate their strength – you are not intimidated by or jealous of it. Female strength gives the world life. Take the time to honor it.