November/December 2023 Alchemical Voice

In our November/December issue, read about Yule time ideas and the crystals for now written by Sue Penney of Soul Verse. John Sjovik provides two articles, one called 'Another Day' and the other called 'Nature Spirits - A rain forest visit'. Nasreen Pritchard talks about her journey with Cacao. Julie de Vere Hunt blesses us with further insights into Mary Magdalene 'Magdalen Papyrus'. Our very own Dream Builder Life Coach and Angel Expert Carol Coggan has written an article called Roots/Routes. Energy Psychologist, Martin Lewis talks about the Amygdala and Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED). Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Therapist Claire Sparks writes about the Vata Dosha in this edition - The Airy Essence. Hannah Gauss asks 'What is that you truly desire?' Read about what happened with Avebury Henge ritual carried out by Julie de Vere Hunt, Martin Lewis and Jovi Hoonjan.

In our November/December issue, read about Yule time ideas and the crystals for now written by Sue Penney of Soul Verse. John Sjovik provides two articles, one called 'Another Day' and the other called 'Nature Spirits - A rain forest visit'. Nasreen Pritchard talks about her journey with Cacao. Julie de Vere Hunt blesses us with further insights into Mary Magdalene 'Magdalen Papyrus'. Our very own Dream Builder Life Coach and Angel Expert Carol Coggan has written an article called Roots/Routes. Energy Psychologist, Martin Lewis talks about the Amygdala and Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED). Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Therapist Claire Sparks writes about the Vata Dosha in this edition - The Airy Essence. Hannah Gauss asks 'What is that you truly desire?' Read about what happened with Avebury Henge ritual carried out by Julie de Vere Hunt, Martin Lewis and Jovi Hoonjan.


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The Amygdala<br />

The truth behind<br />

Intermittent Explosive Disorder<br />

Yule time rituals<br />

Get crafting!<br />






The Journey of Cacao<br />

What’s this new trend all about?<br />

Vata - The Airy Dosha<br />

How does lifestyle and food<br />

affect you?<br />



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Ok! Where did <strong>2023</strong> go! We are approaching 2024 rapidly...<br />

I want to share with you how great this magazine is going! One of our publications reached over 100k online<br />

readers. Thank you to all those who regularly contribute to it and we do hope the readers continue to enjoy<br />

our articles. We have some great shamanic and angelic energies flowing through the magazine, and lots of<br />

support and guidance. Let's move into the winter months with peace.<br />

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Hannah Gauss<br />

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Julie de Vere Hunt<br />

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Carol Coggan<br />

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Sue Penney<br />

Yule is a time of deepest winter. The shortest day and<br />

longest night. It is a time when you naturally feel like<br />

drawing into yourself and hunkering down. However, It<br />

is also a time of great positivity, the days will now start<br />

to draw out and get longer and soon spring will be here.<br />

So what to do during the darker days and longer nights?<br />

Start a craft project<br />

I always find myself drawn to knitting or creating in the<br />

winter months. Even baking will do. In the summer I<br />

always want to be outside in nature but during the<br />

winter I like to be inside, cosy and warm. I love to feel<br />

safe and warm and even love listening to the rain<br />

pattering on the window panes and the wind howling.<br />

All this whilst sitting in the warm by a fire creating<br />

something with my hands makes me feel very happy.<br />

Setting goals for the coming year<br />

For the majority of people, Yule time tends to coincide<br />

with time off, so why not use that time wisely and set<br />

some goals for the coming year? Remember to also<br />

reflect on the year that has passed. What went well,<br />

what could have gone better and what would you like<br />

to change this coming year? Write the goals down and,<br />

if necessary, break them down into little steps that you<br />

can do each day to help you achieve them.<br />

Meditate<br />

Set some time aside each day to do some gentle<br />

meditation. Whether this is simply focusing on your<br />

breath for 10 minutes or listening to a meditation on an<br />

app or something that you have downloaded.<br />

Meditation is proven to reduce stress and improve<br />

wellbeing so start to include it in your daily routine.<br />


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Journalling<br />

Think about starting a daily habit of journalling, record the happenings of your day and at least three<br />

things about each day that you are grateful for. This will help you to concentrate on the positive<br />

things in your life and your unconscious mind will instinctively seek out more of the same.<br />

Walk in Nature<br />

Wrap up warm and go for a walk in the forest. Spending time in nature, whatever the weather, will<br />

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boost your mood and benefit your mind body and soul. Just make sure that you are wearing the right<br />

clothing for the weather conditions!<br />

Create an altar for Yule<br />

The colours associated with Yule are traditionally red, green and white. You can put whatever you are<br />

drawn to on your own altar, whether you want some bright green and red-berried holly, some crystals,<br />

candles or ribbon. The only rule is that there are no rules. Your altar is personal to you. You may want<br />

to burn some incense for the season too. Just remember not to leave naked flames unattended.<br />

Sue Penney<br />

Soul Verse<br />

www.soulverse.co.uk<br />


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NOW<br />

Sue Penney<br />

Topaz<br />

Tanzanite<br />

Topaz is a most beautiful crystal, bringing joy and<br />

good health. It is a stone of fortune and love. It<br />

induces relaxation, reducing tension. Promoting<br />

truth, driving away negative thoughts and embracing<br />

forgiveness it is perfect for restoring broken<br />

friendships. It is also the perfect stone for drawing<br />

the right person into our lives. Topaz comes in many<br />

different colours and all have their own unique<br />

healing properties here are just a few examples:<br />

Blue topaz<br />

This is the stone of love, forgiveness truth and joy. It<br />

helps to bring good mood by releasing tension and<br />

radiating feelings of peace, it calms emotions and<br />

soothes the soul. It brings about abundance and<br />

good health. It works with the throat chakra helping<br />

you to articulate and communicate more clearly.<br />

One of my favourite crystals tanzanite is blue<br />

Zoisite, a calcium aluminium silicate, ranging in<br />

colour from deep blue to light violet-blue. It is<br />

believed to help one attain a higher consciousness<br />

and, as it works with the third eye, is great for<br />

working with building your psychic abilities.In fact it<br />

is also known as the awakening stone.<br />

In healing, Tanzanite is one of the best crystals for<br />

boosting the immune system and as it encourages<br />

regeneration is also perfect for stimulating perfect<br />

hair, skin and nails.<br />

Tanzanite is great for removing worries and melting<br />

away fears, when using it to work with the throat<br />

chakra it helps you to speak your truth and gain your<br />

confidence by standing up for what is right.<br />

Pink topaz<br />

This is the crystal that embodies hope and joy. It is a<br />

stone of compassion and helps you to attract<br />

genuine love. It dispels negative energy and will help<br />

you to make good choices in matters of the heart.<br />

Working with the heart chakra this is a great stone<br />

for working on self knowledge, forgiveness,<br />

acceptance and self love.<br />

It will help you to trust yourself to know what is<br />

right and to call on your inner wisdom, becoming the<br />

very best version of yourself. A truly amazing and<br />

beautiful stone.<br />

Golden topaz<br />

Working on the sacral chakra, golden topaz acts like<br />

a battery charger, recharging our spiritual energy and<br />

renewing our internal optimism. It is great for<br />

attracting wealth and abundance into our lives by<br />

removing self doubt and assisting in identifying and<br />

the subsequent correction of unhelpful behaviour<br />

patterns. It helps you to interpret messages from<br />

spirit and strive towards achieving higher goals.<br />

Sue Penney<br />

Soul Verse<br />

www.soulverse.co.uk<br />


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John Sjovik<br />

I speak to this day and I tell it that I love it.<br />

As with many other features of life on Earth, a day is an<br />

invention, it is manmade. As I listen to the day, I can hear it<br />

speak to me. It tells me that it is indeed a phenomenon of<br />

changing light from sunrise to sunset, from morning to<br />

evening. Its Martian cousin carries out its duties as day in<br />

another fashion, as does the day on the Moon as well as on<br />

the other heavenly bodies. There are no days in a spaceship.<br />

Yet, as an inhabitant of this planet, days and nights are all I<br />

have, as the Earth keeps rotating around its axis.<br />

So I speak to this day and I ask it to allow space and time<br />

for me to feel feelings, think thoughts and perform actions.<br />

I ask it to be at my side and inspire me to use it for things of<br />

purpose, of meaning and value, of beauty and love. I talk to<br />

it and I show it my respect.<br />

I express my awareness that a day is the most democratic<br />

expression of equality there is. Every human being, animal<br />

and creature upon Earth has not more or no less than a day,<br />

upon which follows another day and then one. It is up to us<br />

to make the most of it.<br />

An average human life has 24,000 Earth days at its disposal.<br />

As time progresses from one moment to the next, each day<br />

invites us to achieve something. It may be grand, something<br />

out of the ordinary, or something average and<br />

commonplace. It does not really matter. A human life is built<br />

from moments and achievements, small or large, simple or<br />

important. The day speaks to me to use it purposefully,<br />

without doubt, without hesitation, without judgment.<br />

Keep in mind that each day is unique in its own right.<br />

Tomorrow is literally another day.<br />

John Sjovik | Shaman Healer | www.shamaqi.com<br />


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CACAO<br />

Nasreen Pritchard<br />

It was a warm rush when it first hit me. The power of<br />

it, as my heart rate rose gently. The over whelming<br />

feeling of surrender it allowed. I sent my words<br />

written on paper into the fire and sobbed.<br />

It was years ago with dear friends and guides Kimba<br />

and Danny Bridgeman that I first encountered the<br />

magic and beauty of Cacao. A fire, a circle of friends,<br />

intentions, and music and singing to help guide us.<br />

Oh, my heart. It was undeniable. The spirit of Cacao<br />

was moving through me and had of that moment, set<br />

into motion a ripple of change.<br />

I think it took a while for me to really register the<br />

profound effect of that night and the path it had<br />

subsequently unveiled. Over the following year or<br />

two, I was connecting to this beautiful plant<br />

sporadically at Circles, Kirtans and Meditations.<br />

But it wasn’t until a huge shift in life had been written<br />

that She called for a more dedicated journey from me.<br />

August 2020 came, much change had taken place and<br />

most importantly much learning and healing were<br />

about to unfold. I had no doubt that Mama Cacao was<br />

going to be my ally through this period. So, I made my<br />

first bulk order and committed to the Path… The Path<br />

of the Heart.<br />

At first, I was almost shy with her, as though I was<br />

getting to know a new friend. It’s so curious and<br />

beautiful the relationship we can hold with our Plant<br />

and Animal allies.<br />

I had not until this point been part of the making of<br />

Sacred Cacao. I was guided and shown how best to<br />

integrate this Path into my life with ritual and<br />

reverence, and of course, I trusted that I would find<br />

my personal journey with her in time.<br />


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And it is with no surprise that this soon become<br />

one of my favourite parts of each day. I would sing<br />

Mantras, dance in the kitchen, set my intentions<br />

and clear space for my time with her each day.<br />

As the song goes…. “These are a few of my<br />

favourite things” and the really are.<br />

And so, it seemed, I was home. Quite literally<br />

feeling into a new home and environment, and in<br />

my body with my singing and moving, and in my<br />

soul with my deepened listening and connecting.<br />

Gradually, the journey took on different shapes and<br />

forms. From daily, to a few times a week and from<br />

deeper and lighter visits with her. I began sharing<br />

with friends who would come to my home and feel<br />

so humbled by the continued openings she was<br />

offering. No end to the openings it seemed.<br />

I do look back now and smile at our journey. Like a<br />

beautiful relationship, it has changed, evolved, and<br />

deepened with time.<br />

Experiencing ‘heart opening’ is no light task. It will<br />

leave you feeling dizzy with love. Love for<br />

everything and everyone starting with yourself.<br />

And of course, yes, Love can hurt… How can we<br />

not be truly with love without first a knowing and<br />

acceptance of impermanence? Love is our constant<br />

reminder of the deep, rich tapestry and beauty of<br />

this world and a way to experience a life that is<br />

ever-changing and renewing.<br />

Do we love our Pets less even though we are most<br />

likely to outlive them? Do we say, “I will love my<br />

Dog 70% because that way it won't hurt as much<br />

when they are gone”? No, I don’t think we do. But<br />

can we adopt this way of love in our lives with<br />

others and of course ourselves?<br />

How many times in our day are our actions and<br />

thoughts about ourselves, with love in mind? Are<br />

we waiting for something to change before we do<br />

so, are we giving ‘just enough’ love to ourselves/<br />

others to be ‘acceptable’.<br />


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How many times would we ‘hold’ some love back from ourselves or others because we are living in a past<br />

truth.<br />

Is the regular walk to work each day not worthy of the same love you give your pet each day?<br />

Does Love ‘come and go’ ? Or is it ever present… Always available and asking to be the source of which we<br />

choose to live through.<br />

Do we go to sleep at night feeling lucky that we didn’t love TOO much. Else goodness knows how much<br />

would be left for tomorrow.<br />

Of course, our tomorrows aren’t promised. They are a repeating gift when given, in which we have the<br />

repeating choice to live in Full Heart.<br />

The Hearts energy and capacity is of course boundless and limitless.<br />

As I was circling through my 3rd year with Her, I found myself saying to a friend “I think I will stop soon, I<br />

think I’ve opened enough”. Hahaha, oh how silly! Immediately I said it we both laughed and laughed as I<br />

had just noticed what I really said. How dare I put a limit on my heart…. When she had done so well and so<br />

beautifully till now in all her encounters and lessons. I had for a brief moment, thought that I could contain<br />

her and only reveal her when I was ‘good and ready’. In fact, and in truth, my heart had been set free. Free<br />

of expectations, truly free of the illusion of separateness and free to express fully and deeply.<br />

Mama Cacao has more than supported my journey over the years. She has held me in deep releases and in<br />

joyous laughter. She has been a humble yet strong observer and a beautiful friend.<br />

I have grown with her as she has shown Connection as the root and Love as the way.<br />

Connection, first and most importantly to self and Love, simply as a way of being.<br />

So, I continue to sing. I continue to Dance, and to surrender… and I am committed to a Path of Magic,<br />

Beauty and Heart.<br />

And of course, the Journey of Cacao is and has always been,<br />

The Journey of Love.<br />

Are we first, Love?<br />

Love first, we are!<br />

Thank you Mama Cacao<br />

Nasreen Pritchard<br />

Movement & Meditation Coach<br />

Author of Keep Calm and do BODMAS,<br />

available at all online stores<br />

Based in Farnham<br />

www.flowwithnasreen.co.uk<br />

Flowwithnasreen@gmail.com<br />

07803264457<br />


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These three ancient scraps of papyrus have been<br />

locked away in Magdalen College library for over a<br />

century and yet could be one of the most important<br />

documents in the world. Each fragment, the largest<br />

of which is just 4.1cm x 1.3cm, makes up part of a<br />

passage from the New Testament gospel of<br />

Matthew.<br />

With Greek script on both sides of the fragments,<br />

phrases from the 26th chapter of Matthew describe<br />

Jesus’ anointment in the house of Simon the leper at<br />

Bethany and his betrayal to the chief priests by<br />

Judas Iscariot.<br />

Magdalen Gk17 papyrus<br />

A German papyrologist named Dr Carsten Thiede<br />

stumbled across them whilst visiting family in<br />

Oxford in February 1994.<br />

Dr Thiede believes these are the oldest examples of<br />

New Testament ever found dating from the mid-1st<br />

century - an actual eye witness account.<br />

Dr Thiede noticed the papyrus was written in a<br />

distinctive script common in the 1st. century BC but<br />

petering out by the mid-1st century AD.<br />

Papyri dating is complex, but it was<br />

previously thought to be written in the 2nd<br />

century.<br />

Since the papyrus had been originally dated in the<br />

1950’s, important research had been done on Greek<br />

texts from Pompeii, Herculaneum and Qumran<br />

enabling Dr Thiede to reassess the time period the<br />

papyrus was likely to have written.<br />

How had this mysterious ancient papyrus reached<br />

the Old Library at Magdalen College, Oxford?<br />


It had been donated by Reverend Charles Bousfield<br />

Huleatt (1863-1908), a one time undergraduate of<br />

the college. After graduating in 1886 in Classics at<br />

Magdalen he took holy orders and spent every<br />

winter until 1901 as chaplain of the English Church<br />

in Luxor, Egypt. It was here he bought the Matthew<br />

papyrus at a local antiquities market, bequeathing it<br />

to Magdalen College when he took up a chaplaincy<br />

in Messina, Sicily. Far more would be known about<br />

his understanding of the papyrus, had he and his<br />

family not perished in the great Sicilian earthquake<br />

in 1908.<br />

With Huleatt were lost most of his effects and<br />

papers, leaving a dead end to any further enquiry.<br />

Matthew d’Ancona from The Times published an<br />

article about the papyrus, catalogued as Magdalen<br />

Gk 17 on Christmas Eve 1994.<br />

Why have we heard no more about this?<br />

Dr Thiede’s and Matthew d’Ancona wrote a book<br />

called The Jesus Papyrus in 1996 expounding on<br />

their research into the fragments.<br />

Unsurprisingly, the academic establishment were<br />

unimpressed. ‘Not invented here’ is alive and well in<br />

these circles…<br />

Central figure above door<br />

Magdalen college was founded in 1458 by William<br />

of Wayneflete, Bishop of Winchester. He dedicated<br />

the college to Mary Magdalene.<br />

According to Magdalen College, during the 15th<br />

century English speakers called Mary Magdalene<br />

Mary ‘Maudelayne’ without the ‘g’. The ‘g’ was put<br />

back in some time later but the pronunciation has<br />

not changed.<br />

When you visit Magdalen College her presence is<br />

unmissable. Magdalen Papyrus Fragment 1<br />

translates as -<br />

She poured it on his head as he was at table. When<br />

they saw this, the disciples said indignantly…”<br />

Matthew Ch 26, verses 7-9: “there came unto him a<br />

woman carrying an alabaster jar of very expensive<br />

perfume, which she poured on his head as he was<br />

reclining at the table. When the disciples saw this, they<br />

were indignant…”<br />

As you enter the chapel<br />


Mary Magdalene. Always portrayed with an<br />

alabaster jar.<br />

Is this why Huleatt sent the papyrus to Magdalen<br />

College because of its connection with Mary<br />

Magdalene?<br />

Like Dr Thiede, I recently stumbled across the<br />

Magdalen papyrus when I was visiting Magdalen<br />

College Library with author and soul sister Kathleen<br />

McGowan. For years she has wanted to see a 15th<br />

century manuscript on ‘The Life of Mary Magdalene<br />

and her sister Martha’. Between us we made it<br />

happen and we got so much more!<br />

Kathleen noticed a reference to the Magdalen<br />

papyrus on the college website and asked the<br />

incredibly helpful archivist (eternal thanks Georg) if<br />

we could see it. As it is the oldest artifact they keep<br />

(by over a thousand years) it was often requested by<br />

visitors and Georg was able to locate it instantly.<br />

Kathleen felt the significance of these fragments<br />

and was overcome with emotion as she held the<br />

ancient papyrus. It was a magical moment.<br />

Why does it matter if this papyrus was written in<br />

the 1st or 2nd century?<br />

In the chapel<br />

Well, it matters to me. In Mary Magdalene’s Legacy,<br />

my fictionalised account of what happened to Mary<br />

Magdalene and her followers after the crucifixion,<br />

the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were<br />

written in the 1st century at Lake Mareotis.<br />

Lake Mareotis was a community established by<br />

Mary Magdalene outside Alexandria, Egypt.<br />

The Magdalen papyrus was found in Egypt.<br />

Truth is stranger than fiction.<br />

It feels like the mysteries surrounding Mary<br />

Magdalene have been continually supressed over<br />

2,000 years but now is the time for them to be<br />

revealed.<br />

Julie de Vere Hunt<br />

www.marymagdaleneslegacy.com<br />


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COURSE<br />

Kinesiology and Shamanic techniques and tools to help<br />

improve health and wellbeing<br />

We will cover:<br />

Figure 8 energy flow<br />

The healing effect of sound<br />

Spiral energy flow<br />

Spinning vortices<br />

Energy, stamina and vitality nutrition<br />

Tibetan meridian activation<br />

Shamanic chi rituals<br />

The power of ancient language and words<br />

Location:<br />

Lady Rose Hall<br />

Laverstoke Lane<br />

Laverstoke, Whitchurch<br />

​RG28 7NY<br />

https://www.love2meditate.com/shamanic-power-tibetanenergy.html<br />

Martin Lewis<br />

West Berkshire Kinesiology<br />

kinesiology@hotmail.co.uk<br />

www.appliedmetaphysics.co.uk<br />

Jovi Hoonjan<br />

Love 2 Meditate/Shamanic Joy UK<br />

jovi@love2meditate.com<br />

www.love2meditate.com<br />

Tibetan Energy and Vitality

<strong>Alchemical</strong> <strong>Voice</strong> - L2M - Issue 23<br />


Carol Coggan<br />

What do you think of when I mention the word roots.<br />

In the last magazine, I talked of being at One with the Universe and<br />

Archangel Ariel being the main Archangel for care of the planet and<br />

the Universe. Roots enable you to further be at One with the<br />

Universe and working with Mother Earth.<br />

As a starter, roots are the basis of plants and trees. The seed<br />

produces roots and shoots. The roots are “programmed“ to grow<br />

down into the Earth and this provides the plant/tree with stability<br />

and nourishment. (I am sure the botanists reading this will know<br />

more). These roots then continue to grow and support the plant,<br />

which then produces fruit/seeds and it starts again. The roots are<br />

underground and generally, we do not see much of their work. We<br />

do not keep pulling them up to check on their growth, we just<br />

expect from our knowledge, that the roots will continue their cycle.<br />

At times we use roots as food such as carrots, potatoes and at<br />

other times the nourishment they have gained from the Earth,<br />

producing fruit/seeds again gives us food such as beans, peas. All<br />

plants and trees are very much in our ecosystem cleaning the air<br />

and supporting the planet. Recent research has shown that trees<br />

have a system of “communication“ through their roots to each<br />

other.<br />

Why am I talking about roots? because we too have roots. We<br />

have our heritage, the knowledge and characteristics that are<br />

unique to each one of us and our families. It is within our<br />

family/carers that we start life, and receive nurture as we grow<br />

into adults. Some of us do not have this smooth transition, but we<br />

all have roots. We have our heritage, through our DNA. We receive<br />

our heritage from generations before us. This is what makes us<br />

who we are, this is our I AM presence.<br />

When working with the Angels and the Universe, we are<br />

Lightworkers, shining our light in the Universe. Let’s engage with<br />

the Universe and our roots; let’s establish our pillar of light. I have<br />

mentioned this before but to refresh your memory, we place our<br />

feet firmly on the ground and then send roots down to Mother<br />

Earth.<br />


We thank her for the support she gives us, as she sends energy up<br />

through our feet and legs to our heart centre. From our crown<br />

centre/head we send up our spiritual light up to the Universe. We<br />

thank the Universe for the energy as it descends through our<br />

crown, throat to our heart centre - and so you have your pillar of<br />

light. Energy flowing through you and the power of the Universe.<br />

As you establish your pillar of light you stand more and more in<br />

your own power. You are aware of what makes you who you are -<br />

so you can say I AM. This is the uniqueness of you. Being in touch<br />

with your I AM will enable you to realise your life purpose, why<br />

you are here on this earth. You have the generations behind you,<br />

the support and security of Mother Earth and the Universe, as you<br />

move forward in your life.<br />

This takes us to a different spelling of roots-to routes. In your I AM<br />

presence, you can decide on the route you wish your life to take.<br />

The Angels can guide you, but you have free will, you can choose<br />

whether to fulfil your life purpose or not. So often we know what<br />

we don’t want, but we don’t know what we do want. We have put<br />

our “roots“ down and are living a life in our comfort zone. This<br />

comfort zone may be very uncomfortable but we know it, it is<br />

familiar. We can make choices to change this, change our lives and<br />

patterns of behaviour. We do not have to stick to the decrees laid<br />

down by generations before, we can make changes. This is where<br />

we differ from the carrot/tree. We have our roots but we can<br />

change our “cycle“ of behaviour. We can remain rooted to Mother<br />

Earth, but use the energy of our pillar of light to be One with the<br />

Universe and realise our full potential.<br />

Taking these steps can be scary, but call upon your Angels, as you<br />

establish your pillar of light daily. Ask them what they need you to<br />

know (this might not necessarily be what you want to hear) Listen<br />

to their messages, and then make decisions whether to act on<br />

these messages or not. If you want help in your “route map“<br />

(forgive the pun!) then contact me for an Angel card reading – to<br />

hear what the Angels have to say. Or take a workshop to get in<br />

touch with your Guardian Angel and develop how you work with<br />

the Angels. You can also explore with me the development of your<br />

I AM and together with the Angels we can make some decisions as<br />

to the direction of your life purpose.<br />

As Christmas approaches, what better present to give to yourself<br />

and receive from the Angels, their love and guidance.<br />

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hello@carolcoggan.co.uk<br />

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<strong>Alchemical</strong> <strong>Voice</strong> - L2M - Issue 23<br />

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John Sjovik<br />

Many years ago, I found myself sitting in a long-tail<br />

boat powered by a gigantic outboard engine, darting<br />

along a river into Taman Negara National Park in<br />

Malaysia. From my seat, I had a good view of water<br />

buffalos splashing about in the river, monkeys jumping<br />

from tree to tree and birds enjoying the view from the<br />

canopy of the forest.<br />

A few days later, I hiked to a hideout in the rainforest,<br />

near a water hole, hoping to see wild and exotic<br />

animals. I spent a sleepless night without much success<br />

in seeing anything except a thirsty tapir coming for a<br />

drink. The next morning, I followed a track some ways<br />

into the jungle, to have a look around and to wash in a<br />

stream. Washing turned out to be a challenge, as the<br />

stream was full of leeches eagerly craving my blood. I<br />

decided to mimic the water buffalos I had seen and I<br />

splashed as much as I could while collecting water for<br />

my morning routine.<br />

After washing, I decided to continue along the track I<br />

had found, moving deeper into the rainforest. After a<br />

while, I found a log and I decided to take a seat to<br />

better be able to observe the jungle around me. I<br />

noticed a flower growing high up, near the canopy of<br />

the trees. By using a tree as a host, the flower could get<br />

much more sunlight than if it had grown on the ground.<br />

I am not sure if it was a symbiotic partnership between<br />

the flower and the tree or if the tree experienced the<br />

flower as a parasite.<br />

I often feel that these labels are typical of us human<br />

beings. The difference between a partner and a parasite<br />

is not always all that clear in nature. That is what I<br />

believe. It depends to some extent on the frame for the<br />

judgement or definition of what is supposedly good<br />

(“partner”) and supposedly bad (“parasite”).<br />


In healing work, I usually add a comment that I want the<br />

healing to result in the best for the client and also the<br />

best for the universe. As a mere human, I am not in a<br />

position to fully grasp the complete difference between<br />

good and bad. I was thinking about that when I was<br />

sitting on the log in Taman Negara. Nature is neither<br />

good nor bad. It is what it is. It would be wrong to be<br />

judgemental when studying it. Morality and values – if<br />

any – are on another level, within another framework. If<br />

and when you encounter nature spirits, it is important<br />

to try to keep this in mind. Otherwise, you will not be<br />

able to understand any messages from them. You will<br />

not be able to communicate, should you be so fortunate<br />

as to be gifted that opportunity.<br />

I remember a specific Shamanic work I did some years<br />

ago. During the ceremony, I came across the spirit of a<br />

gust of wind. Shamanism is an animistic view of planet<br />

Earth and the Cosmos. A gust of wind can very well<br />

have a spirit. The ritual demanded of me to speak to<br />

that spirit.<br />

Our conversation was quite bizarre and very challenging<br />

for both of us. Most of my questions were answered by<br />

a “What do you mean?” or “I do not understand?”<br />

The most important condition when communicating<br />

with nature spirits is to abandon human values and any<br />

pre-conceived ideas you have. Any “you know” or “isn’t<br />

it?” will only add confusion and misunderstanding.<br />

The trick is really to not listen with your ears but to<br />

drop to your heart and work from there. We need to<br />

close our eyes so we can see more clearly. We need to<br />

stop listening, so we can hear better.<br />

Whilst sitting on the log, the odd twig fell upon me.<br />

Dead leaves descended in a zigzag motion from the<br />

trees and collected on my thighs and feet. Slowly and<br />

with gentle ease the forest was claiming me to become<br />

part of it. I realized that if I were to lie down on the<br />

ground and draw my last breath, my body would soon<br />

lose its shape and form, merge into the texture of the<br />

rainforest and become integrated with the metabolism<br />

and life cycle of nature. For a moment, I felt drawn to<br />

the beauty of that process and I imagined Lord Byron<br />

writing a poem about perishing in the jungle.<br />


The inclination to remain in the rich combination of<br />

verdant green and lush collection of pastels was strong,<br />

and I had to brace myself to stand up, brush off twigs<br />

and leaves and retrace my steps to the hideout and<br />

observation platform, where I had stashed my<br />

backpack.<br />

Later in the day, when I had returned to base camp, I<br />

decided to withdraw to a quiet and secluded spot and<br />

to meditate on all the impressions from the day. I<br />

clearly felt that the forest had an almost tangible<br />

consciousness. It communicated with me, but not as a<br />

directed, focused effort, as a human being would. It was<br />

more like a presence; at the same time a conscious<br />

presence as a spiritual one. As I was sitting on the log<br />

earlier in the day, I became aware of a connection with<br />

an omnipresent being. The forest acknowledged me<br />

being there and there was an exchange of information<br />

or energy between us. I tried to radiate respect, love<br />

and a desire for innate understanding. In return, I<br />

received compassion and esoteric wisdom, the type<br />

that you cannot fathom with your mind but that you<br />

need to sieve through the spiritual aspect of your being<br />

before you can begin to understand it.<br />

Keep in mind that there is a difference between<br />

knowing something logically in your mind and innately<br />

in your heart. Sometimes, you simply feel that<br />

something is the way it is and there is no possibility or<br />

even reason for you to explain it rationally. Call it<br />

intuition, notion, insight, revelation or any other<br />

expression that suggests a wisdom that lies beyond<br />

rational thought.<br />

We are living in times of technocratic dominance in<br />

most aspects of our lives, including the way we<br />

interpret the world around us.<br />

I believe that if we limit our understanding of life to<br />

what we perceive with our basic five senses, we will not<br />

only reduce our appreciation of ourselves and the<br />

physical world we live in but also risk losing the<br />

otherworldly aspects of the great mystery of life. We<br />

will end up with a reduction of the experience of being<br />

alive and gain a mere fraction of what could have been<br />

a full immersion in the cosmic matrix, in dreamtime.<br />


Human beings have physical, mental and spiritual<br />

capabilities. It is of the greatest importance to be aware<br />

of and to honour all three of them. When I spent time<br />

in the Malaysian rainforest, I experienced the smells of<br />

the forest, tasted the humid air and explored the<br />

texture of plants with my hands. I thought about the<br />

relationship between all living things there and how<br />

plants and animals depend on each other for survival.<br />

And I tried to sense the spiritual aspect of the place and<br />

how it interacted with me, being a visitor and guest.<br />

The forest always speaks to whoever is visiting. Some<br />

people will listen. Some will remain deaf. Part of the<br />

magic of messages from nature spirits is that the<br />

essence of the message is already within you. It was<br />

there when you were born, even before you were born.<br />

What is spoken by spirit is recognition of what you<br />

carry. Spirit sees you as you truly are and mirrors what<br />

you radiate. It may seem like something new and<br />

unknown to you.<br />

People are often ignorant about their true identity,<br />

their true self. Such a revelation can be quite unnerving,<br />

almost a burden. Some people may not be willing to<br />

acknowledge who they truly are and what their purpose<br />

or agenda of life is. They may protest and claim that the<br />

message from Spirit is twisted, misguided or even false.<br />

They may choose to interpret it in a way that changes<br />

it.<br />

It is of utmost importance to listen to guidance from<br />

Spirit with an open heart, without judgment,<br />

assumption or prejudice. If you feel that you do not<br />

understand it, it is because you are approaching it from<br />

the wrong direction. Never ask what the message<br />

means or what it is. Intrinsically you will know it, you<br />

will sense it, maybe not immediately and fully, but<br />

eventually and gradually, the wisdom will become part<br />

of you, will grow from within you and you will realize<br />

that it was always there, congenitally part of you, just<br />

not yet within your awareness.<br />

When the forest speaks to you, when nature speaks to<br />

you, it is first and foremost as one spirit to another. In<br />

order to grasp the essence of the message, you must<br />

try to tune in to another wavelength. Once, I had a<br />

colleague at work, who loved to tell stories.<br />


He always began by saying “listen and you will hear”.<br />

It was as if he invited me and others to adapt to his way<br />

of storytelling, his way of speaking, his form of<br />

“language”.<br />

It is a little bit like that when encountering nature<br />

spirits. You need to tune in to a frequency that you at<br />

first may feel unfamiliar with. However, once you get<br />

the hang of it, you will be amazed at the amount of<br />

knowledge and insight you will gain.<br />

Nature is always speaking with you. Be open, drop your<br />

guard and you will hear it.<br />

John Sjovik<br />

Shaman Healer<br />

www.shamaqi.com<br />




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<strong>Alchemical</strong> <strong>Voice</strong> - L2M - Issue 23<br />

We channel art<br />

through Spirits of<br />

Vision and Essence,<br />

they show us the true<br />

spiritual essence of<br />

others.<br />

"The Shaman Seer -<br />

There is a true<br />

ancestral<br />

connection with the<br />

strength of dragon<br />

energy plus the<br />

wisdom and<br />

guidance from<br />

ascended masters."<br />


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AND ‘IED’<br />

Martin Lewis<br />

Understanding ‘intermittent<br />

explosive disorder’.<br />

Everyone gets frustrated, upset, and angry. It's even<br />

normal to yell, curse, throw things, or beat up a<br />

cushion now and then. But for some people it can get<br />

out of control.<br />

Judging from news reports and social media, the<br />

number of angry people in the world seems to be<br />

increasing. Maybe society is getting angrier, or<br />

perhaps we're less inhibited about acting it out.<br />

It turns out these angry outbursts may be caused by a<br />

little-known psychological condition called<br />

‘intermittent explosive disorder’, or ‘IED’.<br />

Michael McCloskey, PhD, a professor of psychology<br />

and neuroscience at Temple University and a leading<br />

IED researcher states: “When people with IED get<br />

angry, they act out aggressively, yelling and screaming,<br />

breaking things, and getting into physical altercations”.<br />

If the reaction is disproportionate to what has<br />

triggered it, then it could be IED. For instance, if<br />

someone tries to punch you and you punch them back,<br />

that's not IED. But if someone says they don't like<br />

what you're wearing and you punch them, that could<br />

be IED in action.<br />

In effect the appropriate expression of anger is a<br />

normal functional expression that is part of our ‘innate<br />

defence mechanisms’. In psychoanalytic theory these<br />

are defined as ‘reality distorting strategies adopted to<br />

protect the ego from anxiety’.<br />


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The mind is incredibly creative when it comes to<br />

finding ways of reducing anxiety. The Amygdala, an<br />

almond shaped gland in each cerebral hemisphere of<br />

the brain, is the part of our basal or ‘reptilian’ brain<br />

that responds (often disproportionately) to emotional<br />

stressors, apparently based on memories of how we<br />

reacted in the past to a similar incident. However<br />

when we become overwhelmed we lose our sense of<br />

proportion, and act on the Amygdala’s ‘instruction’,<br />

which can be as simple as “we are being threatened -<br />

ATTACK”!<br />

In effect they are not in control of their emotions,<br />

a past trauma is!<br />

"Overly aggressive people tend to have lower levels<br />

of serotonin function," Coccaro said. This naturally<br />

occurring chemical messenger, among other jobs,<br />

works to ease aggression. "Think of serotonin as<br />

your braking system," he said. “If your brake fluid is<br />

low, you won't be able to stop”. In general these<br />

people are more depressive and miserable, more<br />

driven to succeed, and their anger is easily aroused.<br />

Emil Coccaro, MD, the vice chair of research in the<br />

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Health at<br />

Ohio State University states: "We don't have any<br />

data on whether it [the inappropriate expression of<br />

anger] is increasing or not," he said. "But clearly life is<br />

faster paced, people feel more stressed, more<br />

miserable, and that could be promoting it."<br />

Coccaro also points out that aggression is an<br />

evolutionary necessity. We need defence<br />

mechanisms to protect ourselves from threats, and as<br />

stated earlier we are incredibly creative in coming up<br />

with novel ways to achieve this.<br />

However, when an unresolved traumatic event is<br />

triggered the Amygdala takes over, and so when a<br />

threat is perceived, it kicks in to trigger either a fight<br />

or flight response. Coccaro explained. "in people with<br />

IED, the amygdala reacts more quickly and strongly.<br />

Their fuse is shorter.”<br />

People with IED don't appear to plan to have their<br />

outbursts. They just happen. (If they are planned<br />

that would be classified as antisocial or<br />

psychopathic behaviour.)<br />

Rather they simply misperceive threats and then<br />

can't control their reaction to those threats. They<br />

literally ‘snap’. IED tends to be a bit more common<br />

in men. Males are typically more physically<br />

aggressive, while women with IED are more verbally<br />

so. According to statistics IED is most common<br />

among those in their teens, 20s, and 30s, after<br />

which it gradually eases with age, although the<br />

threat of an outburst always remains.<br />

Research hasn't determined if any specific job or<br />

socioeconomic conditions make people more likely<br />

to have IED, but genes certainly can be influential.<br />

"The more severe the manifestation of aggression,<br />

the more genetic influence underlies that<br />

aggression," said Coccaro.<br />


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Epigenetic (non-genetic) influences are also relevant.<br />

These can be defined as our reaction to<br />

environmental signals that trigger survival strategies.<br />

Learning also plays a role. It's not uncommon for<br />

people with IED to have been raised in angry<br />

households with violent parents, or people who have<br />

suffered a trauma and not been able to express their<br />

emotions in a therapeutic way.<br />

Another potential cause of IED is inflammation,<br />

(literally ‘anger held within’), which also plays a role in<br />

other behavioural disorders, such as depression,<br />

schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. IED can also<br />

result from a head strike that damages the brain's<br />

temporal lobe, where the amygdala is located.<br />

One question that has not been fully researched is<br />

whether childhood tantrums are early onset IED, due<br />

to unresolved trauma, that still influences adult<br />

aggressive behaviour.<br />

"We don't know if it progresses like that," said<br />

Coccaro, "but we do know that about 20% of people<br />

with IED attempt some form of self-harm, and<br />

alcohol or drugs can make people more sensitive to<br />

provocation and more uncontrolled in their<br />

outbursts”.<br />

However, there are other forms of complimentary<br />

treatments available that can help. Meditative<br />

practices, Tai Chi, and therapies that focus on the<br />

person being able to express their feelings are all<br />

worthwhile additions to orthodox treatments.<br />

It is important to note that IED is a ‘triggered’<br />

action. "We all have our defence systems," says Jon<br />

Grant MD, a professor of psychiatry and<br />

behavioural neuroscience at the University of<br />

Chicago. "It's easier to blame others than ourselves,<br />

that's human nature”.<br />

“Most people think IED is just bad behaviour,<br />

especially parents labelling their child as such, and<br />

the person who's acting out needs an attitude<br />

adjustment. But the truth is, there's lots of<br />

biological evidence that IED is a real thing. It's not<br />

simply an attitude.” says Coccaro.<br />

It takes a brave person to admit that they may have<br />

this problem. Depression often evokes sympathy,<br />

but aggression scares us, and when someone admits<br />

to abuse, we tend to automatically want to give our<br />

attention to the victim, not the abuser. We need to<br />

remember that the person who has a ‘short fuse’ IS<br />

the victim, and their Amygdala is telling them, and<br />

the people around them that this is so.<br />

Fortunately, there are ways to manage IED. However,<br />

as with most effective therapies the person has to<br />

agree that they have a problem in the first place,<br />

which tends to be a ‘fuse lighting’ event in itself!<br />

People with IED will often blame others for their<br />

angry outburst, rather than admit they have a<br />

problem that THEY need to deal with.<br />

When they have admitted that they need help then<br />

Cognitive Behavioural therapy, combined with<br />

medication is often the preferred method of<br />

treatment from an orthodox perspective.<br />


www.appliedmetaphysics.co.uk<br />

kinesiology@hotmail.co.uk<br />

+44 (0)7968 740550<br />

Newbury, Berkshire<br />

Michael McCloskey stresses that anger is a normal<br />

human emotion and expressing that anger (within<br />

limits) can be healthy. Occasional small acts of<br />

excessive aggression are normal. But if it goes<br />

beyond that, get help.<br />

"What's interesting about all this," said McCloskey,<br />

"is that people with depression or anxiety will say,<br />

'Oh, I get treatment for that.' But people with IED<br />

tend to think, 'I'm just an aggressive person, and<br />

there's nothing that can be done about it.' That's<br />

just not true.”<br />

References: Medscape website: www.medscape.com<br />


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P R A C T I T I O N E R ' S<br />

E N E R G E T I C P R O T E C T I O N<br />

O N L I N E C O U R S E<br />

Jovi Hoonjan<br />

Arm yourself with<br />

protection tools and<br />

practices that you can use<br />

in your day-to-day life and<br />

during sessions.<br />

Essential for anyone who<br />

works with the public.<br />

Online Shamanic<br />

guided meditations<br />

with protection<br />

formulae<br />

Language of the<br />

Ancients vibrational<br />

consciousness cards<br />

Powerful ancient<br />

sacred symbols<br />

Rituals and ceremonies<br />

w w w . l o v e 2 m e d i t a t e / o n l i n e - c o u r s e s<br />


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Claire Sparks<br />

Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of<br />

medicine, identifies three doshas that govern<br />

our individual mind-body make up, plus the<br />

make up of the world around us. We each have<br />

all three of the Ayurvedic doshas within our<br />

mind-body make up – with the proportions of<br />

each as unique as our DNA. Among the three<br />

doshas, Vata dosha combines the elements of air<br />

and space to govern various physiological<br />

functions including the nervous system and<br />

influences our energy, movement, and creativity.<br />

Vata, which is the Sanskrit word for<br />

“movement”, embodies the dynamic, everchanging<br />

nature of life and is responsible for all<br />

body movements including breathing,<br />

circulation, and muscle contractions, plus the<br />

more subtle movements such as transmission of<br />

nerve impulses enabling communications<br />

between mind and body.<br />

Each dosha has a set of qualities which<br />

characterise it and these correspond with<br />

certain times of the day and seasons of the year.<br />

The qualities of Vata dosha are cold, dry, rough,<br />

mobile, subtle and light, making the essence of<br />

Vata dosha naturally more dominant in autumn<br />

and winter. When in balance, these attributes<br />

create a sense of vitality, creativity, and a lively<br />

disposition. On a physical level, this balance<br />

supports efficient digestion, a healthy nervous<br />

system, and a clear mind, with other<br />

characteristics including a lean body frame,<br />

quick thinking, flexibility, and adaptability. When<br />

out of balance you may experience dry skin,<br />

constipation, weight loss, joint stiffness and<br />

anxiety, restlessness, fearfulness, and difficulty<br />

concentrating.<br />


The changeable nature of Vata dosha makes it most receptive of the three<br />

doshas to restoring balance, by introducing changes to your food and lifestyle<br />

which counter the natural qualities of the dosha. Here are my top 3<br />

recommendations to balance Vata dosha:<br />

Warmth & Moisture: the cold, dry nature of Vata energy, is balanced by<br />

warmth and moisture with foods such as soups, casseroles and whole grains<br />

which are considered in Ayurveda to be grounding for the mind. Drinking warm<br />

herbal teas can provide internal warmth, whilst limiting stimulants such as<br />

caffeine, which can overstimulate the nervous system and contribute to<br />

anxiety and restlessness in the body and mind.<br />

Oil Massage (known in Ayurveda is Abhyanga): Daily self-massage with warm<br />

sesame oil, with a focus on joints and areas of the body prone to dryness, can<br />

help to alleviate the dry, rough qualities of Vata dosha including dryness and<br />

discomfort in the joints, and help promote an overall sense of relaxation by<br />

settling the nervous system.<br />

Regular Routine: establishing a consistent daily routine which allows time for<br />

rest can help stabilise the variable nature of Vata dosha. Consistency in waking<br />

up and going to bed at the same time each day, plus timing of meals, exercise<br />

and work patterns, help to calm Vata dosha’s tendency to be scattered.<br />

It’s important to remember that everyone is unique, so make adjustments<br />

based on your own experience and needs. This personalised approach is key to<br />

restoring balance through Ayurveda, so consult an Ayurvedic practitioner if<br />

you’re not sure of the best adjustments for you.<br />

www.earthlightwellbeing.co.uk<br />

Facebook @earthlightwellbeing<br />

Instagram @earthlightwellbeing<br />

claire@earthlightwellbeing.co.uk<br />

Claire is a Diploma Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner<br />

and Yoga Therapist specialising in women’s health.<br />

With over 15 years experience in the wellbeing<br />

industry she is a weaver of women’s magic, supporting<br />

women to reawaken the divine feminine within to<br />

understand their uniqueness so they can live a healthy<br />

and balanced life.<br />

Based in Hampshire, UK, Claire supports women<br />

across the world from her online clinic.<br />



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Hannah Gauss<br />

What if I told you that the truest form of yourself lies hidden<br />

behind your secret desires?<br />

You see, darkness is in all of us. The creation of this reality<br />

was dependent on duality to ensure the truest effect of free<br />

will. In order for you to experience light there had to be<br />

darkness, and vice versa. But the psyche felt the threat of<br />

unmasking our imperfection. Maybe it was the purest act of<br />

the human ego yet to create a fear-based narrative around<br />

darkness. The darkness, the unseen, was proclaimed as<br />

seduction to our destruction. The bedtime stories of good and<br />

evil solidified this belief in the collective consciousness.<br />

In time, shame pushed those unattended desires into denial,<br />

where they found fertile grounds to breed what you would<br />

consider true evil. The denial of the desire in the shadow is<br />

the most dangerous form of false morality that there is in this<br />

reality. Everything that is denied, chained up and suppressed<br />

has control over our decision-making progress. A lack of<br />

empowered choices is the decay of autonomy. We are most<br />

vulnerable to intrusion and external control in this state.<br />

Oh, we have been fooled in associating the shadow<br />

with evil, for our greatest gifts, powers, and liberation<br />

comes in the moments of sheer darkness, where we are<br />

left with no other choice but to rediscover our own<br />

ability to be powerful. In the shadows, behind<br />

our darkest unexpressed desires, lies<br />

the most balanced and gentle version<br />

of ourselves.<br />

The planetary constellations of these<br />

past months encourage a look into<br />

the mirror of truth, to unveil what<br />

lurks in our shadow and find that<br />

there is no monster there.<br />


This is an invitation to let the Rebel Archetype push<br />

boundaries, and let temptation be the door into your hidden<br />

desires. Here, the Dark Feminine offers you a safe space to<br />

curiously uncover that which you do not dare voice to<br />

yourself.<br />

Let it tempt you.<br />

Let desire be the storyteller of your unmet needs. Here in the<br />

arms of the dark feminine, we are reminded that even hard<br />

roads can be enjoyable to travel on. Dare to look into the<br />

mirror.<br />

What do you see? Is it really a monster or just unmet needs?<br />

Your choice now is to either accept your messiness as part of<br />

humanness or return it back into the shadows. Though the<br />

face reflected back may be gruesome, authentic power lies in<br />

its acceptance.<br />

When we demystify the shadow, we ground it into a tangible<br />

form, like an emotion or even an action. It imminently loses its<br />

strongest and arguably only power over us - to operate<br />

unknowingly from your subconscious. Because we cannot<br />

fear what we can empathize with and we cannot be<br />

controlled by what we accept about ourselves.<br />

Truly, the voyage into our darkness is the one in which we are<br />

tested the most. We are directly facing the illusions and<br />

stories, the identities and coping mechanisms our own ego<br />

created to prevent us from discovering the messiness. Sitting<br />

here takes bravery, dear one. But we are always braver than<br />

we could imagine.<br />

So go on, what is it that you truly desire?<br />

Hannah & The Guides<br />

Hannah is a Shamanic Healer and Medicine<br />

Drum Maker in Dundalk, near the Cooley<br />

Mountains in Ireland. Part of her work is<br />

transcribing channels the guides gift her<br />

into written energy transmissions<br />

www.hannahgauss.com<br />

@hannahjgauss<br />


Meet Jen Hansworth, Balance & Breathe<br />

Jen has been working within the local community for 18 years providing group classes, experiences,<br />

workshops, retreats and 1-2-1 therapies.<br />

Jen's personal journey has taken her from a focus on physical fitness to the holistic approach that<br />

acknowledges our physical, mental and emotional bodies are all entwined and need to be treated as<br />

one.<br />

Balance & Breathe has developed intuitive group and personal sessions using a range of modalities<br />

including but not limited to Sound Healing, Reiki, Karuna Reiki, Massage, Mindfulness, Meditation<br />

and Movement. By working with other amazing facilitators we also provide sessions with multiple<br />

modalities to supercharge your experience.<br />

Information about all our services can be found on our website www.balanceandbreathe.org, by<br />

following us on Facebook @balanceandbreathe, Instagram breathe.balance or come and have a chat<br />

with us at our Holistic Hub in Church Crookham, Fleet.<br />



Hidden in the Mist<br />

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Susan always knew she could sense<br />

things that she couldn't see, so when her<br />

husband James starts to act strangely is<br />

there more to his behaviour than meets<br />

the eye?<br />

With her daughter also starting to act<br />

strangely, Susan's nerves are on a knife<br />

edge, having lost all of her self-esteem<br />

at her husband's hands, not knowing<br />

where to turn and with echoes of the<br />

past still clinging persistently to her<br />

home.<br />

Susan instinctively knows that<br />

everyone's survival depends upon her.<br />

Will Susan be able to save her family<br />

from the malevolence which threatens<br />

to engulf them all?<br />

Hidden in the Mist is a supernatural<br />

book that is loosely based on some reallife<br />

experiences that Sue personally had<br />

in her childhood.<br />

“I read Hidden in the Mist in less than a<br />

week as I got gripped by the characters<br />

and the storyline - really needed to know<br />

how it was all going to turn out! I enjoy a<br />

good ghost story and this was a really<br />

good ghost story.”<br />

Pulling out all stops in her debut work of fiction, Sue Penney’s Hidden in the Mist is a<br />

ghostly tale par excellence.<br />

Aware of her own personal supernatural abilities since the age of three, the author<br />

draws on real-life events she experienced as a child to give Hidden in the Mist an<br />

authenticity and scare factor that plays with your mind from the outset. Adding further<br />

to its spooky credentials, the front cover is illustrated with an image of the actual house<br />

in which the author first experienced the paranormal.<br />

Worthy of a solid ten out of ten for its accomplished plot, pace and the fear it evokes,<br />

Hidden in the Mist is most definitely one to read with the lights on full."<br />

Hidden in the Mist book now available www.soulverse.co.uk<br />

sue@soulverse.co.uk<br />


Life behind<br />

the mask<br />

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A compelling story of a young mother, happy in her<br />

first marital home, running her successful dance school.<br />

Everything changed one fateful night; following a<br />

severe car accident, her husband developed paranoid<br />

schizophrenia. A year of desperation, misery attempted<br />

murder, a shooting and a suicide followed.<br />

A second husband with rage issues, led to physical<br />

abuse of her son and a life of fear. Follow her fight to<br />

protect her children and explore the horrors they faced<br />

growing up. Years remaining silent for fear of reprisal<br />

and the guilt carried from seeing the effect it had on<br />

her children.<br />

Another near fatal car accident and the unexplained<br />

miracle rescue. An illness that drained her body, stole<br />

her career and left her bedridden. This is one woman’s<br />

battle against insurmountable odds. The will to survive,<br />

protect, overcome years of torment, fear and<br />

oppression and the day she discovered the strength<br />

within, to fight back and step out from ‘BEHIND THE<br />

MASK’<br />

I spent most of my working life as a professional dance instructor, designing and<br />

producing theatrical shows for children. When a severe back injury resulting<br />

from a car crash forced me into early retirement, I started looking for new ways<br />

to be creative and find a new outlet in life to express myself. Writing filled this<br />

void and allowed me to clarify, accept and eventually script what has happened<br />

to me over the years, which makes for a compelling and at times, difficult read.<br />

For a very long time I tried to come to terms with what I have been through and<br />

how it has affected both me and my family. Having finished this book, I am now<br />

able to look back and reflect on my life in a way I never thought possible. The<br />

sheer number and variety of traumas I have experienced is almost<br />

incomprehensible and the horrors of some of the situations are a lot to take onboard.<br />

These have shaped me into the woman I am today.<br />

Within the book you will experience my life in its rawest form including a suicide,<br />

a ruined career, a lengthy lawsuit, a terrible marriage, an abusive husband,<br />

terrified children, a debilitating illness, broken families, dreams shattered, hope,<br />

fear, and impossible choices. Only when you are at your lowest, when you feel<br />

that life has taken too much from you, do you look deep inside yourself and<br />

make a choice. This story is my choice.<br />

Available from Amazon, Waterstones, WH Smith or<br />

Pegasus Elliott Mackenzie Publishers<br />


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Jan is a gifted and professionally<br />

recognised healer, spiritual counsellor<br />

and psychic, working with clients to help<br />

them find the root cause of their physical<br />

condition which is normally an emotional<br />

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balancing vibrational energies<br />

Helping you to<br />

release the past<br />

change belief systems<br />

feel more complete<br />

bring yourself into alignment<br />

We visit past lives that could be<br />

the source of a current issue.<br />

We clear emotional and physical<br />

pains carried over from many<br />

lifetimes.<br />


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An article called Avebury Henge Autumn Ritual was published in issue 17 - <strong>November</strong>/<strong>December</strong> 2022 where<br />

we - Martin Lewis, Julie de Vere Hunt and myself Jovi Hoonjan carried out a ritual on 23rd September 2022,<br />

to ask ‘Divine to release the emotion of fear from humanity’.<br />

We were called upon again to carry out a second ritual on 1st October <strong>2023</strong>. The aim of the ritual was to help<br />

‘humanity to become it's own best friend’.<br />

These rituals were based on raising Levels of Consciousness (LOC), let me recap on what these are. Here is a<br />

scale, created by Dr David Hawkins, of the levels to give you an idea:<br />

20<br />

75<br />

100<br />

500<br />

600<br />

700 and above<br />

= Shame and anxiety<br />

= Grief<br />

= Fear<br />

= Love<br />

= Illumination<br />

= Divine connection/enlightenment<br />

We arrived at 11am and tested what the LOC<br />

was. Martin confirmed it was 25, which then<br />

went down a few minutes later to 24. We were<br />

at the level of ‘shame and anxiety’.<br />

We investigated why this was happening.<br />

Apparently, it is reduced because of pagan rituals<br />

being carried out. These rituals are preventing<br />

the sacred sites across the World from evolving<br />

with the times!<br />


I channelled a Lemurian chant, especially for the day, it goes<br />

like this...<br />

Flee akhtee nakhu mianna<br />

Shlukh bah niba druckhi sheen<br />

Eeluah bleethan yinha hab polmiadh<br />

Zubha sheen vebiop hafaa guresh vergraw<br />

Blucktah granfikap vellutha.<br />

and it means:<br />

We awaken life in all its formation<br />

We weep no longer to feign a life of vindication<br />

Instead, we multiply and expand our strength<br />

We will fly high, we will bond and<br />

We will go beyond what we thought was ever possible<br />

We will stand together, we are united.<br />

We stood in a triangle at a specific location sourced by<br />

Martin and repeated the words together.<br />

We all felt something change!<br />



Julie felt tingling in her legs. I felt tingling going down my back and then through to my legs. Martin, got a big<br />

hit! Martin felt dizzy and had a sudden bout of nausea!!<br />

We stood still for a while to allow the energies to settle.<br />

We tested the LOC - they had immediately zoomed up to 875 within minutes!<br />

We checked to see if other sacred sites needed a separate visit. The answer given was that as Avebury is the<br />

heart centre, the other sites are aligned as soon as Avebury’s energies are uplifted.<br />

We still had a second part of the ritual to complete, however, we needed a break to reboot and gather our<br />

energies.<br />

Testing the LOC again, we found it had stabilised<br />

to 875.<br />

The second part of the ritual was to place a vogel<br />

quartz at the Avebury wishing tree.<br />

Once done, we had another boost of rising Levels<br />

of Consciousness, this time it was a more subtle<br />

affair - luckily for Martin!<br />

We left the sacred site with the levels at 947,<br />

well and truly connected to Divine and<br />

enlightenment!<br />

Julie de Vere Hunt<br />

Martin Lewis<br />

Jovi Hoonjan<br />


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