Suffering from Writers Block today

So today I was supposed to get out a couple of pages. My goal is ten pages per day, but I am not hitting it. I am more like 3-5 per day and glad I put my personal deadline six months out. What do you do when your creative rhythm just doesn’t flow?

Because I am the type that only creates when feeling creative, my technical side is suffering while the creative side overcompensates. And when one has to overcompensate for the other disease slips into the spirit.

Since I retired from public life, I have become so indulgent and lazy. It’s been difficult to discipline myself and work on a schedule. I invite you to comment in the comment box and challenge me to a new goal that may be more obtainable. Or you can share any ideas that help with the block.

Traveling In Florida

There’s a little area in South Florida that is not the most popular place, but has one of the best beaches I have ever visited. Singer Island is slightly north of West Palm Beach. When I lived in Ohio, this was our Spring Fling vacation spot. Tired of snow and ice and desiring spring (which is always slow up north) we would typically pack up and head to Singer Island in February or March.

You can rent a condo by the month at several locations beachside. Please don’t stay on the other side of the bridge because right beside paradise is the ghetto. Where you don’t want to be caught walking alone at night. I highly recommend the Hilton with its breathtaking views and endless swimming pool. The restaurant is fantastic and the latin dancing at night is entertaining.

There are of course the typical beach stores where you can stock up on anything you need for a day of relaxing oceanside. A few small restraints include a pizzeria, Mexican, or a cute little bagel shop.

Its not as crowded as some of the more well known beaches and has a pretty friendly community of locals. Now I live only three hours away instead of 12 hours away; and I can go for a day visit or an overnight visit. We typically stay at the Sea Spray Inn which is a very reasonably price accommodation with a fantastic bar and small swimming pool. The hotel is also beachside and the rooms feature a balcony for your viewing pleasure.

Two Drunken Goat and Johnny Longboats are not far from the ocean or the park and offer amazing refreshments and weekend live music. I hope you all get the chance to visit and splurge for a weekend or a week in paradise.

So does anyone even really give a shit?

I have friends, but no-one ever buys my book although they are good at blowing smoke up my ass. My family wont buy it because they think I am hell bound for delving into the Ancient Greek teachings. Yet, everyone wants my support for their bullshit. Now the whole fucking world is full of bullshit and there is no end the making of many books. But damn mother fuckers, help a sister out.

My new creation theory is this allegory: Uranus (the greeks called it heaven) took a shit and look at the world that fell out of his ass. The blessing/curse of the ancients is the fact you propagate the species of more bull shit over and over again and now this whole godamn planet has more bullshit in and on it than anyone could imagine.

I am beginning to think it is a place full of bull shit lies and stupid things to fill our time because everyone lacks communication and fears each other like a fucking bubonic plague. Lighten the fuck up all ready.

And maybe instead of creating more bullshit, just give a shit about someone other than yourself

WTF travel in Ohio

I fell asleep last night missing home. I was raised in central Ohio near Circleville, which is about 20 minutes south of Columbus. There are places in Ohio that don’t quite fall into tourist trap type things that only a few of the locals know about.

Do you love thrill rides and do you have kids? Then try Paramount’s Kings Island. This park is larger than Busch Gardens and includes many more thrill rides. Admission is around 30-60.00 per person and includes the adjoining water park in that price. Even the price is reasonable compared to Florida amusement parks. You can buy a refillable beer mug for about 15.00 then get it refilled for 5.00, and the pizza for the family if you have water will run about 30.00 for lunch. When I was younger I traveled to King’s Island at least once a year with family and friends. The rides are always fantastic and the water park is enjoyable. During weekdays its not as crowded so the lines are not difficult to navigate. I also recommend visiting during Halloween when the park is all dressed up and scary with fireworks at 11:00 pm. We attended halloween on Saturday then returned on Sunday with no lines for rides.

In or near this wonderful town called Mason in Ohio, is a little known canoeing and camp ground. Morgan’s Canoe Livery in Loveland, Ohio boasts 4 rustic camping cabins with lofts which are great for a weeks stay or just overnight. They include canoeing on the river and fantastic primitive camping. During the fourth of July they also have a fireworks display for guests and might give you free admission to the Native American museum a few blocks away. Beware the thieving raccoon named Hermes, he loves whoppers and fruit. I woke up to him one night sitting on our porch picnic table eating our whopper candy right out of the box. But he didn’t steal the beer so we fed him. This place has the most reasonable prices and its a lot of fun to canoe on the river as well as swim or tube your way around.

About two miles in to Carliyse you will find a home in the middle of a bunch of farm land that looks like an alien space ship landed in their back yard. The rumor of the locals is the man built it for his son.

In Loveland, Ohio you can find a castle built from stones (stone by stone) from all over the world. A quaint small place built on a beautiful landscape, this is a must see for those who appreciate art. If you venture into town you will find a thrift store that supports autism and autism research and is full of interesting and unique antiques among other treasures.

You can always find many things to do near Mason, Loveland, and Cincinnati. Most of the local attractions are family friendly and hospitality in this part of Ohio could rival the hospitality of the Old South. I encourage you to visit and find your own memorable spots; and you don’t have to break the budget with the attraction fees being so reasonable.

I don’t need your validation

Have you ever tried to travel the path to self knowledge? A pillar that still stands in Greece states that wisdom is to “know thyself.” I always think to myself that if you want to be treated like a prince or princess shouldn’t it begin at home with you? Shouldn’t you love yourself, be confident in who you are and know what you’re doing?

Why do we give in to the lies we are told about being lazy, stupid, mean, sick, and all the other vices the world of man words can conjure? Why do we insist on reading torturous self help books who sell and make money by telling you what a shit you are? Churches and cults are full of this abuse and make you spend money by beginning with the fact that there is something wrong with you. Even our medical community buys into this false delusional crap.

Can you imagine the world without all these fun and funny beautiful people in it? That would suck. But I don’t believe there is anything fundamentally wrong with humans, they just buy into bitter bullshit.

So please love yourself today, take the time to indulge a fantasy, splurge on a dress because you deserve to be treated well too. We are not all sick.

Upcoming Events

Pheonix Phyre, Pagan gathering at Maddox Ranch October 9-13, day passes or weekend long camping passes available, I will be doing a Hermetics workshop and an advanced alchemy workshop Thursday and Friday at 10 AM

Trees of Avalon Gathering, Pagan gathering and drum circle October 31-November2, day passes available. Workshops I am doing will be on the schedule will update when I can. The Dionysus Invocation and alchemy are the two I am doing. Will be held in Ocala National forrest.

Virtue Music Festival at Maddox Ranch January 16-19 I will be available for tarot readings (festival special 25.00) and book signings. We will have all of our left over merchandise clearance as we will no longer be vending anything.

February 16-17 Ahyuasca workshop with ET and JR, only four spaces are available and you must contact me for the spaces and the details.

An excerpt from the book

Now Your gonna have to buy a copy to get the rest. LMAO

We could begin with the technical history of the god of wine, but it would be more fun to speak on the attributes of Dionysus? While tracing the history (which itself could make a book) would probably lead to confusion and its old news anyway. We will begin with the fact you can read of Dionysus and all his history anytime from many sources. I have a different perception and we are going to follow the trail to see where it leads us. It will be different, unique and based on personal experience. It’s important to pay attention to the twice born attribute and what tasks the god performs. The only thing we know for sure is during Dionysus’s first birth he was the son of Zeus and a mortal woman named Semele. He was then called twice born because he was born again of Persephone and Zeus after being ripped apart by Titans and midwifed into his second birth by Rhea. Since everything in between is fragmented, mistranslated or just a plain mess we will not continue to go more in depth on his parentage. We will stick to what these things mean allegorically.

The education of Dionysus was given to the care of Hermes and Nysus the mountain Nymph showing the alchemical tie and shamanistic stories that relate back to Dionysus. There is a time in the spring when Dionysus is in cahoots with Eros causing love to blossom among unsuspecting mortals. He was stated to have followers known as ravers, maenads, and satrys who celebrated with the god in marshes and wooded lands. His presence is felt at rave parties, pagan festivals, music festivals, and tribal gatherings. Being a rave participant today may seem quite a bit like what his followers looked like 3000 or more years ago.

The table of contents for my new book Mysteries of Dionysus

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  1. Initiation
  1. Ritual Suggestions and Ideas
  1. Invocation, Odes
  1. Spring and Winter Timing
  1. Alchemic Mysteries
  1. Spiritualizing the Water
  1. The follower of past and present
  1. Some thoughts on Magick and helpful tidbits
  1. Viniculture and entheogenic use

Big Diaper Baby

Well this is for anything we need to address in a dramatic and fun way.

I want to let my clients know to make an appointment for a reading from now on. You will have to pay a 25.00 deposit (non refundable) my time is valuable so if you want a reading, show me the money and show up.

All readings are 50.00 for a 45 minute session. Flat charge every time. I accept credit cards and cash app and will not reserve a time until the deposit is made. So from now on for a reading with my REAL PSYCHIC ass, please call 352-433-3985 Lourde’s Alchemy Shoppe is now by appointment only. We no longer will carry merchandise but are just here for workshops, training, ceremonies and psychic readings.

I will also be posting the events where you can find me on the blog so that if your interested in attending a workshop at the festivals I go to then you will know where and when to find me. The only foreseeable time I will be out of the office is December 2020 for an entire month. I get to go to Peru and train with the Shibiro tribe and people on specific ceremonies we will then bring home to share with you.

The Raver Manifesto

I cannot claim to have written this, we are looking for the author of it now on facebook but I am going to share. for right now author unknown, okay thanks to a fellow raver, we have found the author here she is Alexandra Hoytink on July 3rd, 2006

Our emotional state of choice is ecstacy,
Our nourishment of choice is love,
Our addiction of choice is technology,
Our religion of choice is music,
Our currency of choice is knowledge,
Our politics of choice is none,
Our society of choice is utopian, though we know it will never be.

You may hate us, you may dismiss us, you may misunderstand us, you may be unaware of our existence, we are not criminals, we are not disillusioned, we are not drug addicts , we are not naive children, we are one massive global, tribal village, that transcends man-made laws, physical geography, and time itself, we are The Massive, One Massive.
We were first drawn by the sound from far away, the thunderous muffled , echoing beat was comparable to a mothers heart soothing a child in her womb of concrete, steel and electric wiring.
We were drawn back into this womb , and there in the heat, dampness and darkness of it all we came to accept that we are all equal.
Not only to the darkness , and to ourselves, but to the very music slamming into us and passing through our souls, we are all equal, and somewhere around 35Hz we could feel the hand of God at our backs, pushing us forward , pushing us to push ourselves , pushing us to turn to the person beside us to join hands and uplift them by sharing the uncontrollable joy we felt from creating this magical bubble that can , for one evening protect us from the horrors , atrocities and pollution of the outside world.
It is in that very instant with these initial realisations that each of us was truly born.

We continue to pack our bodies into clubs , or warehouses, or buildings you have abandoned and left for nought, and we bring life to them for one night , strong throbbing, vibrant life in its purest most intense , most hedonistic form.
In these makeshift spaces ,we seek to shed ourselves of the of the burden of uncertainty for a future you have been unable to stabilise and secure for us.
We seek to relinquish our inhibitions and free ourselves from the shackles and restraints you have put on us for your own peace of mind, We seek to re-write the programming that you have tried to indoctrinate us with since the moment we were born.
Programming that tells us to hate, that tells us to judge, that tells us to stuff ourselves into the nearest and most convenient pigeon hole possible.
Programming that even tells us to climb ladders for you, jump through hoops , and run through mazes and get onto a hampster`s wheel.
Programming that tells us to eat from the shiny silver spoon you are trying to feed us with, instead of nourish ourselves with our own capable hands.
Programming that tells us to close our minds instead of open them.

Until the sun rises to burn your eyes by revealing the distopian reality of a world you have created for us, we dance fiercely with our brothers and sisters in celebration of our life, of our culture and of the values we believe in.
These are…. Peace, Love, Freedom, Tolerance, Unity, Harmony, statement, Responsibility and Respect.

Our enemy of choice is ignorance,
Our weapon of choice is information,
Our crime of choice is breaking and challenging whatever laws you feel you need to put in place to stop us from celebrating our existence,
But know that while you may shut down any given party on any given night in any given city, in any given country on this beautiful planet, you can never shut down the entire party, You do not have access to that switch, no matter what you may think.
The music will never stop ,
The heartbeat will never fade,
The party will never end.
I am a Raver this is my manifesto

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