Archive for January, 2015

Fabulous Interview with Laura Daligan

I found this video yesterday, and it’s both delightful and informative! Crystal, Laura and other guests and write-in questioners discuss the Faery Realm, Glastonbury’s energies, Faery Queens and Faery Kings, etiquette when dealing with the Fae and what happens when you offend them, as well as many tips for rekindling your own connection with these heartfelt friends from the Otherworld. Regular blog readers will notice major similarities in things I’ve shared and the things shared by Laura Daligan and the other speakers. To me, that striking similarity underscores the validity of our individual experiences. If you’ve got 40 minutes and have any interest at all in faeries, imagination, or deepening your connection to nature, I hope you love this talk as much as I did. 🙂

Coffee & Inspiration with Crystal Starshine ~ Special Guest Laura Daligan

Wilhelm Reich ~ Orgone Energy

Powerful stuff! On a side note, I didn’t realize that Wilhelm Reich’s birthplace was Galitia, modern day Ukraine, and also an area from which my paternal grandfather’s family has roots. It is high time we as individuals (and the world at large) embrace Reich’s enormous contributions to humanity. Reich’s work with orgone has relevance in the areas of psychology, energy work, magic(k), weather modification/chemtrails, spiritual warfare, medicine, UFO’s, Naziism, Communism, sexual dysfunction/co-opting, and human liberation.

Algiz in the Moss

I agree with Jamie of sophiaschildren: “This is such a beautiful, verdant, lush setting for the Algiz (Elhaz) runic symbol!” I’ve studied and used several different systems of Runes, and this Rune always evokes a sense of protection, especially spiritual protection that manifests in the material world.

In the Armanen Rune system, it’s called “MAN” and this yang treetop acts as a companion Rune to the opposite yin roots of YR. MAN calls for inspiration from above, while YR summons the Earthlight Wisdom.

I particularly love the story included in Brian Froud’s and Ari Berk’s “The Runes of Elfland,” in which “fair hands” not of this world forged a sword “to embody defense in all aspects. History tells of far too many times when swords were wielded as weapons, the war songs sung, and blood flowed freely on the land. But within this Rune lies a rare and secret irony: defense may come not from raising the sword but by leaving it still. A battle cannot be without two sides willing to fight. As an emblem of ancestral support and faery solidarity, the Rune rises from the waters every time a war may be won by not waging war.”

Fittingly, though associated with an ancient king, this sword now follows a matrilinial heritage — through the “Woman of the Marsh,” and her daughters and granddaughters. Perhaps better known as the Lady of the Lake or the Lady of Avalon, she reveals the secret of the sword rather than lending it to unworthy hands. In order to possess the secret of this sword, we must seek the Woman of the Marsh — “and promise not to use it.”

For me, this Rune of many names suggests the powerful use of the sword of mind, wisdom and spiritual protection as more effective than violence or brute force. May we draw upon the magic and power available to each of us and watch the wars recede.

Comment Bump Up From Poetic Jusitce

Thank you for sharing.

Ponder if you will … what is required for awake humans who consciously lead by example in one area of life, to stop sacrificing integrity in the name of keeping the peace a.k.a. playing not to lose in others areas?

The same Power which creates worlds, galaxies, universes, stars, humans, and all creation, gives each of us breath, awareness, and ‘freewill’ to self empower. Courage is a defining moment and that moment is now. What we shift in ourselves impacts all life because every particle is inseparable from the whole.

To dis-establish the great CON of humans … CONsent … requires cooperation and peaceful corrective action, while our hands are still free to do so, otherwise silence is permission to destroy and enslave rather than protect and enhance life.

LEGEND: An old Cherokee teaching his grandson about life says, “A fight is going on inside me. It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One is evil: he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good: he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too.”

Grandson thought for a moment and asked grandfather, “Which wolf will win?” The old Cherokee simply replied. “The one you feed!”

Thanks, Doreen, yes, I’ve posted the Cherokee legend before, so thanks for the reminder. People either get that they are self-empowered, or they refuse to get it. IMHO, the biggest thing standing in the way of liberation is the fear of responsible creation. Most people willingly choose default slavery over the active process of choosing and accepting responsibility for their choices in troublesome grey areas. “Courage is a defining moment and that moment is now.” Many things need to be done on many levels, but people at least need to do something besides stick their heads in the sand. I would suggest beginning with some lines in the sand, since those require only lifting up the head far enough to see where to draw the line. 🙂

Poetic Justice

In this time of great revelations on both the personal level and the collective level, I hear from many shocked people demanding justice. I understand that call, but focusing on such demands can pull us into a downward spiral of negativity, hatred, violence, judgment and aching fear of what might happen if justice never comes. In a world of corrupt court systems, bought politicians and brainwashed populace, looking to traditional means for meting out justice seems unlikely at best. I’m not suggesting we don’t try, only that we might find more success and maintain a higher vibration if we shift perspective.

Specifically, consider the concept of “poetic justice,” which encourages us to hone our senses of humor and creativity, and to align ourselves with greater powers and wisdom in the Universe.

poetic justice: an outcome in which vice is punished and virtue rewarded usually in a manner peculiarly or ironically appropriate

We hear tales of Deep Underground Military Bases (“D.U.M.B.’s”), built by the self-appointed “elite” to escape some impending calamity that they have either caused themselves or know about but failed to alert the general public. While some channelers claim all such bases have been destroyed, I rather doubt it, but it doesn’t bother me.

For years, I’ve had this recurring fantasy-vision, almost like Dreaming Awake, in which all the parasitic, selfish “elite” scurry like rats into their D.U.M.B.’s, leaving the rest of the world to suffer or die without them on the surface. They lock the doors from the inside, but then an earthquake or even just the ravages of time block the doors from ever opening again.

Meanwhile, back on the surface, life begins to take off in unexpected and wonderful ways. Without parasites to foment wars and suck all our savings, blood and emotions, humanity begins to work together. With no more chemtrails, we tune into the natural weather, learn to reconnect with the Elements, and reclaim our own role in the cosmic dance of life. We clean up the oceans, restore the land, and release all suppressed cures for cancer and free energy technology. We allow non-GMO hemp to provide for all our building and fiber needs. We cultivate beauty in every possible way.

Only the very old recall how the former leaders all vanished without a trace, right before a stunning Aurora Borealis shone forth all around the Earth. Compasses spun for a day, and a few people complained of vertigo, but that time came to be known as “The Snow Globe Phenomenon,” when people cleared their heads by shaking them up a bit. The next day and for many days onward, the people felt increased clarity, energy and joy. They stopped using cell phones, TV and the internet because natural telepathy just happened. They lived on a need to know basis, according to each individual’s true needs. They stopped using drugs, because their bodies and minds recalibrated to the balanced rhythms of Earth, Sea and Sky. Within three generations, only legends spoke of the insane virus that almost destroyed our beautiful Earth.

As the Fates and Poetic Justice decreed, the D.U.M.B.’s had lived up to their acronym, and the world lived peacefully ever after.


Past Life Q & A

This email exchange happened today. I’m keeping it anonymous for privacy but also posting it, since I do have the $77 Past Life Quickie Special running this month. If one person’s asking, maybe others have similar questions.


Dear Ms. Bruno,
I would very much like to have life readings regarding my previous incarnations. Specifically, I would like to know how many incarnations I have had, the time frame of each life, a brief description of the achievements of each life, the manner of death of each life, and the identity of any present family members that shared those previous lives with me.

Would you please advise on your willingness to provide this information and the cost for performing this service.

Thank you for your response.


Dear ___,
Thanks for contacting me. I would be happy to provide you with past life readings; however, what you’re looking for is not how I work. The information I glean deals with healing — relationships, health issues, long-standing patterns/limitations. I only receive past life information relevant to healing and soul growth, not the mundane details of a Who’s Who history book. The past life information I receive tends to provide a very different perspective on whatever “bleed-through” from previous incarnations is affecting this lifetime.

I’m really not convinced of the value of what you’re looking for, but if surface details are the main thing you want to learn, rather than the truly relevant details affecting you this time around, then perhaps you would want to find someone who can hypnotize you for a series of past life regressions with this surface history as your stated purpose. Alternatively, you could look for more of a parlor trick kind of psychic, but I’m not sure how valid that information would be. Generally, past life work is done for the purposes of healing and empowering this lifetime, rather than for an esoteric family tree.

I wish you the best in your search,
Laura Bruno

A Call for Visionary Artists, Cultural Creatives, Dreamers and Builders

Now’s the time to dig deep and bring forth our most inspired creative gifts to paint, sing, write, spell, dream and build our preferred new world into being. The “elite” friendly Economist magazine has put out its own symbolic program for 2015 on its cover. The obvious East/West “dichotomy” shown as controlled by the self-appointed elite bolsters Ken’s ongoing series about the false East/West “conflict.” I encourage you to click through to both links, as the Economist cover puts the psychopaths’ sick agenda on full, unapologetic display, while Ken’s latest articles give the rational breakdown of the Economist‘s subconscious, symbolic programming.

Well, guess what? Puppeteers aren’t the only ones who know how to work with symbols; they’re not the only ones who know how to dream or draw with intention; they’re not the only witches, murmurers and chanters in this world. Alan Kay — a computer scientist — said, “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” Alan Kay is “known for his early pioneering work on object-oriented programming and windowing graphical user interface design.” [source] He’s someone who worked with computer models, not unlike the false Reality Matrix coding much of our world. Well, guess what? Cultural creatives, visionaries artists, dreamers and builders know how to pioneer our own object-oriented programming. We can create our own graphics and designs and challenge the accepted interface. And for those of us who don’t yet know, it’s time to learn and take action!

I find that for me and many others, 2015 has already marked a dramatic uptick in creativity. If you feel a project percolating or nipping at the edges of consciousness, now’s the time to devote yourself to bringing that project into being. The A’cons know how to simulate, but they need humanity to bring their creations into being. (Yes, I call them A’cons, like A’holes, and I suggest that you do, too. “Archon” means “ruler,” whereas “A$$ con” pretty much sums up their value.) Create your own reality, or someone else will.

If you need inspiration, consider asking Nature what She would like you to bring forth. Ask your Soul for ideas. Reclaim your narrative. Request “awen,” or “inspiration,” and then open to receive the Fire of Creation. It’s already kindled and ready to share. 🙂

POEM: Oceans

Max Dashu ~ Restoring Women to Cultural Memory

Restoring Women to Cultural Memory

From the YouTube description:

“Overview of women’s history, the omissions and distortions that skip the crucial female spheres of power and achievement. Excerpt from Women’s Power dvd by Max Dashu of the Suppressed Histories Archives. See­vd.html

Woman Shaman: the Ancients

From the YouTube description:

“Trailer for Max Dashu’s video on female spiritual leaders, dreamers, drummers, healers, ecstatic dancers, and psychonauts.… for orders, and two newer trailers about this global survey of archaeology, rock art, and cultural treasures representing women shamans throughout history.”

UPDATE: a third excerpt!
Monumental Women

“Ancient statues commemorate women in Ethiopia, France, Colombia, Sumatra, Tennessee — but you don’t usually see pictures of them in books. Excerpted from Women’s Power dvd by Max Dashu of the Suppressed Histories Archives.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, poem: “The Good News They Do Not Print”