Oct. 11th, 2016

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Tonight our Caffeine, Conversations, and Pagans group had a class with hand-outs. It was called "Divination 101" and talked about all the different kinds of divination done throughout history.

Most of it I had already heard of.

Divination systems I have and have used in the past:
- I-Ching
- Tarot cards
- Oracle cards
- Elder Futhark Runes

Divination systems I am interested in and need to read more about:
- Palmistry
- Tea Leaves
- Ogham Runes
- Sortilege: throwing or casting, such as bones, cowrie shells, etc.

I also took pictures of some beautiful tarot and oracle decks and books that were passed around that I would like to have:

The Runic Tarot - Dang! More than $100!

Witch's Runes - How to Make and Use Your Own Magick Stones - Intriguing!

The Halloween Oracle - Lifting the Veil Between the Worlds Every Night - WANT BADLY!

Using the Wisdom of Trees Oracle - TREES!!

Shadowscapes Tarot Deck and Book - These cards are really beautiful but reading the reviews on Amazon I see that there is a complaint that the details of the images are too small to read them intuitively.

Yeah.... my Amazon Wishlist is ridiculously huge. Maybe someday when I win the lottery I will be able to buy it all. (Notice me not holding my breath!)
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Part of the assignment of the Year-and-a-Day program I started a year ago was to journal every day and to meditate on a regular basis.

Early on, I tried to journal in a manual, hand-writing way and failed at it so I gave up.
Early on, I also tried to meditate and struggled with it so I gave up.

I started this Dreamwidth journal to get myself to journal every day and so far it is working. I am actually feeling the need to write stuff down every day which I have no felt for a very, very long time.

As far as meditating, yesterday... so October 10, 2016.... I downloaded two meditation apps to my phone to try to get myself to meditate regularly. I tried them both and found that I like the one and not the other. I deleted the one that I do not like and I am going to stick with the one I like. It is called Headspace and it is based out of the UK. I think that after a free trial period you have to pay monthly but I am going to see if I can just use the free stuff.

Day 1, 10/10/2016
The initial meditation was 10 minutes long. I like the guy's voice and the directions. I fall asleep 5 minutes into it and wake up a half-hour later. So... not a failure. Just need to stick with it.

Day 2, 10/11/2016
I decided to redo the first meditation since I fell asleep the first time. I got through the entire thing and even listened to some of the other stuff on the company website Headspace. So... improvement!

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