April 15, 2009

Crystal skulls and crystal heads abound in my head today

Posted in Art, Healing, Movie, Philosophy, Religion tagged , , , , , at 7:05 PM by moxiemuse

MAX the Crystal Skull from Houston, Texas

MAX the Crystal Skull from Houston, Texas

My friend, JoAnn Parks of Houston, TX, is the caretaker of MAX the Crystal Skull. She’s visited my home with MAX and we’ve had many people come and sit with MAX and his energies. MAX is a true wonder of the world when it comes to ancient, dare I say even, off-world artifacts. MAX has been featured in a number of TV documentaries and in radio programs.

MAX came into the life of JoAnn and Carl Parks over 20 years ago when JoAnn, desperate to prolong the life of her dying daughter, was introduced to Norbu Chen, a Tibetan red-hat lama, who used MAX the Crystal Skull to heal her daughter. JoAnn’s daughter lived another 3 years as a result of Norbu’s work with MAX. Norbu gave MAX to JoAnn and told her that one day, she would know what to do with it. It sat in her closet for 7 years until through the result of a chance TV program, she connected with Nick Nocerino, the owner of another ancient crystal skull, Sha Na Ra.

Both MAX and Sha Na Ra are considered to be part of the legend-story of 13 crystal skulls, who were once together on earth acting as a library of vast knowledge. According to the legend-story, the skulls were dispersed when humans abused this knowledge, around the time of the fall of Atlantis or the Great Flood.  Since then, they’ve been hidden until such a time when humans were ready to treat the knowledge these skulls contain with much better care. Some believe, this time is now and thus, some of these skulls are coming out into the open, including via wide media exposure. George Lucas, among others, are big believers of the power of these skulls as evidenced by his movie, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls.

JoAnn, with her lovely sense of humor, also told me about actor Dan Akroyd and his fascination with crystal skulls to the point that he created a product around his obsession: Crystal Head Vodka. I aim to try it one of these days.

UPDATE: Well, wouldn’t you know it but the same day I post about crystal heads, so does Ellie Crystal!

April 14, 2009

Sacred Indian site causes strange activity

Posted in Healing, Religion, Travel tagged at 9:54 PM by moxiemuse

This news story is my friend, Stacy, describing what happeneded in her Palm Springs home.

Check it out: http://www.kpsplocal2.com/global/story.asp?s=10177219

March 23, 2009

Book reviews about a 13th century religious people and a life transformed in a magical amusement park

Posted in Books, Religion tagged , , at 12:53 AM by moxiemuse

This afternoon, at SoulFood Books in Redmond, in a Beatnik-like bookstore reminiscent of one found in Ashland, OR, Jason and I attended a wonderful lecture and reading by author, Nita Hughes.  Nita is a lovely, soft-spoken, yet determinedly passionate woman when it comes to the Cathars, which led her to writing two novels about them.

Cover of Nita Hughes book, The Cathar Legacy

Cover of Nita Hughes book, The Cathar Legacy

We enjoyed hearing about the history, the religion, the way of life, and the secret of the alleged Cathar treasure. This supposed treasure is the basis for a potential third book in the Cathar trilogy that Nita is currently contemplating.

From what I’ve heard so far, the Cathar story is intriguing and I want to learn more so I bought both books. I’ll post a review on each book once I finish reading them so stay tuned.

Speaking of book reviews, I just finished reading, Life’s Golden Ticket, which was recommended to me by Deborah Voll.

Cover of Brendon Burchard's book, Life's Golden Ticket

Cover of Brendon Burchard's book, Life's Golden Ticket

From the website:

Life’s Golden Ticket is an inspirational novel about second chances in life and in love. It’s the story of a troubled man who visits an abandoned amusement park searching for clues into his fiancée’s disappearance. While at the park he experiences a series of miracles and meets a number of caring yet confrontational park employees who help him discover what happened to fiancée, understand why his life has turned out the way it has, and, finally, uncover the greatest gift of all—life’s golden ticket. The parable inspires readers to release the past, rediscover their strength, and resolve to make a greater difference in the world.

I like the parable-like premise of the book although I found parts of it to repeat other self-help books I’ve read. An example of stuff I’ve heard before is when the main character has to sign a form as the price of admission to the amusement park. The form reads:

  • I agree to give up my dependency on my present experience and be open to possibility.
  • I agree to give up my defense mechanisms and face the truth.
  • I agree to give up my belief that change equals pain.
  • I agree to give up my impulses to quit or leave my host’s side.

These types of principles, guidelines, or rules for life are quite vague and I didn’t feel like I needed them to set the scene for me. The originality lies in the storybook format and that makes the man’s journey of transformation interesting to follow until the end. I recommend this book as a quick, motivational read.