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Friday, 28 February 2014

Magick Journal: The Last Day Of February 2014

Here we are ... the last day of February 2014. March 2014 is next. It has come around so quick, like it always does. Its the same every year .. a quarter of the New Year gone in a flash. No sooner are we celebrating Xmas then putting away the wrappings; discarding the Xmas presents ... than we are in March. Summer ends for us here in the Southern Hemisphere very shortly ... Winter ends in the Northern Hemisphere.

Life is now taking on a new found pace on a personal level. It will be 2 months home from hospital next week. That experience can be put behind me and I can go full steam ahead back into the groove. I go back into the Psychic TV studio next week. 7th March had been put in the diary when I was still in hospital. It seemed so far away at the time. It was a seemingly unreachable goal at the time. But here we are ... one week away. I last appeared on the show the night before my horrendous entry into the ICU at Canberra hospital. That was then and this is now.

Its a relief to be back on track. To be picking up from where I left off at last ....

March 2014 marks a major watershed for me. I've progressed further, in truth, than I ever expected. I have to extend my gratitude and heartfelt thank you's to everyone who supported me and sent healing to me during my time in hospital. An extra special thanks must go to the awesome Maria Elita who sent me an awesome Crystal Mat ... which really kickstarted the healing cycle --- Matthew James

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

MJ.TV - "Death and The Tower" - with Matthew James

MJ.TV presents the first in its 'Mentoring Series' videos .... renowned International Medium & Clairvoyant Matthew James discusses the tarot images 'Death & 'The Tower' and offers his own insights into these much maligned tarot images.

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Buddhist Inspiration

The fool who knows that he is a fool is for that very reason a wise man;
the fool who thinks that he is wise is called a fool indeed.

Dhammapada v. 63

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

MJ.TV News

More MJ TV videos by Matthew James providing insights into a wide range of Mystic and Spiritual Matters ...

MJ.TV - Matthew James Insights - 'Seance'

In this insightful video Matthew James discusses the in's and the out's relating to what a 'seance' really is plus insights into some of his experiences during a recent 'Evening Of Seance And Spirit' ... one interesting thing to note about this video ... at about the half way mark the recording volume decides to fade of it's own accord!!! After the recording it was noted none of the settings on the computer had changed in anyway!!!!

More videos here .... The Matthew James Medium You Tub Channel 

Image of the Day - Another Martian Anomaly

A Martian Seaside town or just liquid carbon dioxide ice shapes? You decide 

Splenda linked to diabetes, IBS and cancer

S.O.T.T: New ground-breaking research reveals that SPLENDA® may cause Diabetes and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Also, it could increase your risk of cancer. This comes as a shock to many people in the diabetes and weight loss community who were told by the creators of Splenda that it would NOT effect their blood sugar and metabolism in any way. Splenda has now been scientifically proven to harm your digestive system and cause insulin spikes increasing your risk of diabetes.

The ingredients that make up Splenda (sucralose) are chlorine, dextrose and maltodextrin (which are made from GMO corn). Splenda is made by replacing hydrogen atoms with chlorine atoms. And because of the large amount of chlorine you are getting when you consume sucralose you can actually get chlorine poisoning and cellular toxicity! more>>>...

Monday, 24 February 2014

Image of the Day

Copyright Matthew James Feb 2014

GP co-payment would mean the end of Medicare

Sydney Morning Herald: If the changes to Australia's health system being signalled by the Abbott government are enacted, Medicare will exist in name only. Thirty years ago this month Medicare was established on the principle that all Australians should have equal access to healthcare. Universal healthcare is a cornerstone of our social safety net and central to the commitment we have for each other's health and welfare.

When Medicare was introduced Australia didn't have a universal healthcare system. Bob Hawke as prime minister warned that without it 2 million people ''faced potential financial ruin in the event of major illness''.

Leaving aside the fact that $6 is not an insignificant amount of money as the Health Minister argues, for a lot of Australians, introducing a fee to visit your GP will do much more than just send a ''price signal'' to the market. It will restrict their access to GPs - in fact that is exactly what the measure is designed to do.

GPs are actually the cheapest end of the health system. They are experts at diagnosis and it is their job to pick up on potential health problems in their infancy. If this does not happen and people end up at the expensive end of the system - hospitals - there won't be any actual savings.

The most recent statistics on bulk billing show the rate is 82 per cent - the highest ever. This is particularly important for older people, families with children and the more vulnerable of our population.

Introducing a $6 co-payment, means testing bulk-billing, or attacking the Medical Benefits Schedule rebate on GP items destroys incentives for GPs to bulk-bill...READ MORE>>>...

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Sunday, 23 February 2014

Starshape lighted UFO over Medellin, Colombia

Xenophobic Self-Destruction Or, How the Odyssey and the Old and New Testaments Can Predict Our Future

S.O.T.T: Weird title, huh? How in the world can "fear of strangers", which is touted by our revered leaders as our best protection, be the cause of self-destruction? And what does it have to do with the Odyssey, the Old and New Testaments?  It's pretty simple, actually.

One of the dominant themes of the Odyssey, which also appears in the Old and New Testaments, is hospitality and knowing how to treat a stranger if you are the host, and knowing how, as a guest, you ought to respond to good or bad hospitality.

Bruce Louden, in his book Homer's Odyssey and the Near East, examined the epic to look for clues on how to determine who was violating the rules and the laws of hospitality, aka the rules of life, and thus why this or that person or group was destroyed by the more>>>...

Charlotte Dawson found dead at her Sydney home at the age of 47

Daily Mail: Charlotte Dawson has been found dead at the age of 47. The New Zealand-born former model and television presenter, who had long been suffering from depression, was found at her Woolloomooloo home on Saturday morning. Police confirmed to the MailOnline that a 47-year-old woman was discovered in a unit in the upmarket area. In a statement Kings Cross police said there were no 'suspicious circumstances' surrounding her death, and police investigations are continuing.

The statement added: 'Police will prepare a report for the coroner following the discovery of a body at Woolloomooloo. 'About 11am today police from Kings Cross local area command were called to Cowper Wharf Rd after the body of a woman was located in a more>>>...

Friday, 21 February 2014

HAARP, Chemtrails, and Weather Modification – The True Source of Climate Change

Waking Times: To state the obvious, the weather around the globe keeps getting more and more intense everywhere. It is getting much colder in some regions and much hotter in others. It is global warming and it is global cooling. Record highs, record lows, record heat, record cold. Record swing in temperature changes, record droughts and record rains and record snows. And no one in global power mentions a word about the freaky weather affecting all, which should not surprise anyone paying attention because they don’t talk of the continuing disaster that is Fukushima or the nearly daily gas spills and oil leaks going on across the United States.

England is having the greatest flooding it has ever experienced in 265 years. Recently Scotland was shut down with winds reaching 135 mph while the greatest typhoon in Indonesia destroyed swaths of the Philippines last more>>>...

Why Drink Licorice Tea?

Of all herbal teas, licorice tea is arguably one of the most beneficial yet under-appreciated. Why drink licorice tea? Here are 10 of the benefits of licorice tea as reported by herbalists and other natural therapists:

1. A mild laxative, licorice tea can relieve constipation.

2. Licorice tea has anti-inflammatory properties that may ease the pain of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.

3. It helps protect the stomach lining and is recommended for use for those who use medications that may damage the mucous membrane in the stomach. Ask your health care provider before taking licorice tea with other medications. It can inhibit the effectiveness of some and may cause an adverse reaction

4. Licorice is an expectorant and can be of benefit in treating bronchial disorders.

5. Studies have shown that licorice helps the liver neutralise toxins and can be beneficial in treating liver disorders such as hepatitis.

6. Licorice tea has anti-spasmodic properties.

7. Licorice is often recommended by herbalists as a substitute for St. Johns Wort as a treatment for depression.

8. It is reported to significantly ease pre-menstrual tension (PMS).

9. Licorice tea is used to treat low blood pressure.

10. Licorice is believed to fight the formation of plaque in blood vessels and may help prevent heart disease.

... Read more>>>... 

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Image of the Day - More Martian Anomalies

A very interesting anomaly on the Martian surface. Look far right to the end of the anomaly, there appears to be a clear reflection on a reflective surface. The whole feel of this anomaly is of a pier or a structure extending over a water surface.  

Towards the bottom end of this series of 'structures' appears to be the triangular shadow of Mayan like pyramid .. marked by the four longest read arrows. There is a 'communications-like tower structure to its left ...

Why does ancient art contain depictions of flying aircraft, helicopters and dinosaurs?

S.O.T.T:The history of our planet is far more complex than most people would dare to imagine. According to the commonly accepted version of history that is taught in high schools and colleges all over the United States, ancient man was a very simple creature with extremely limited knowledge. Unfortunately for those that promote this flawed version of history, archaeologists keep digging up stuff that directly contradicts it. The truth is that there is a tremendous amount of evidence of great intellectual achievement in the ancient world.

For example, just consider the Great Pyramid of Giza. It is a true technological marvel. It is such a massive structure built with such extraordinary precision that modern technology is only just now starting to catch up with it. We think that we could possibly build a similar structure today if we wanted to, but modern man has never actually constructed anything like it. And as you will see below, the Great Pyramid of Giza is far from the only example of advanced technology in the ancient world that we find in Egypt.

Posted above is a photograph of a wall in an ancient Egyptian temple at Abydos. Look at the hieroglyphics very carefully.

Do you see anything strange? more>>>...

Reptilian humanoid startles bikers in the Sonoran Desert, Arizona

S.O.T.T: A group of three mountain bikers reportedly saw a reptilian humanoid last week in the middle of a trail located in the Sonoran desert. The bicyclists were riding the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo race course, a 17 mile trail, when they spotted the creature.

"It's a tough one," said G. Johnson, 34, a self-described businessperson from Tucson. "It is a 24 hour track, so you better come prepared with more than enough food and water. There are times you just wanna go back and wish you had never got there in the first place. But when you see what nature has to offer you here...well, those regrets dissipate rather quickly."

Johnson states that he and two other friends were half way into the track when something "terrifying" made the group consider cancelling the ride.

"We had been riding for about... I don't know maybe nine hours, taking breaks every now and then. Then Michael says he needs to stop for a minute. We are waiting for him to finish when all of a sudden we see this long figure walking across the trail. He is maybe about 6-foot tall, very very skinny, and it had an awkward gait, like a monkey...or a man with a disease, almost robotic, kind of," he told Cryptozoology more>>>...

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

A State Of Mind?

It's always invigorating being out in nature, even at 12.30 am at night. There is something so magical about feeling the cool night breeze on your face; making its invisible passage through your lungs. Tonight it was so essential. Standing at the front of the house; alone beneath the trees and the stars with the cool night air blowing. It reminded me briefly of old times and forgotten melodies. A soother for a troubled soul tonight.

Since returning home, from the hospital ward,  five weeks ago, my sub-conscious has been working overtime bringing fears to the conscious mind. It has not been easy. Recurrent panic attacks and spates of tension, sheer panic even. Tonight is one of those moments. Somehow, being outside even for a moment, has helped in its own way. A few breaths of that night air appears to have calmed me. Hence, the real need to turn to the creative arts, to become positive and turn my mind away from the tension and panic which occupies part of me at this time.

A healing earlier and the digestion of a few drops of Dragon's Blood appears to be the cause of this latest episode. Today had been such a good day, that was until storm clouds began to brew ... and tension descended around my temples once more. My sinuses and ear passages having playing up again today. Full bore mucus and ear pressure. Something that has plagued me since mid October 2013. It just won't go away. The main source of my terror ... I need fresh air blowing through the room I reside in ... if I don't then the anxiety builds and I begin to panic. It commences across the chest and the tension gets real bad. It is so far proving to be the hardest mountain to climb. A journey I have to go alone ...

A sip on some warming Lemon tea as I try to overcome the chill that encompasses me. I've had the shivers since the healing. I struggle now to get warm. I've tried lying in bed to sleep. Twice. To no avail. Too much tension circulates. And it is fear based reaction I know. But what is the cause ... that is this the scary part. I cannot trace the reason behind this constant terror ...

Now its a little over 1.00 am and I don't feel much better than when the episode began around 11 pm? My heart beat is better, I guess. But I'm still experiencing this emotional pain which is boarding on blind terror at this point - I've switched off the portable fan as it is too cool in the room. The air in the room is still, and it really won't be long until I can't stand the stillness.

Maybe this is the effects of the medication I've been taking? I already ceased one repeat antibiotic due to its side effects matching my experiences. I've another with one day left to take. Then its the Oxycontin to finish. I ceased the Endone last week ... I've few chemical concoctions to blame. Then I'm left with the conclusion it is my frame of mind. Which is not good. I was fine prior to my hospital nightmare which commenced mid October 2013. I was fine. None of this terror. I slept so well at night. None of these tensions and night vigils. So ... what has happened since then?  

I'm a long, long way away from being 'back to my self'. I'm beginning to wonder if I will ever return. I'm worried this now the way that I now will always be. It's taking too long ... will it ever change? 

Price Increase - 1st March 2014

PLEASE NOTE: As from 1st March 2014 there will be a price increase on Matthew James Medium services - 1-2-1 readings; phone readings and Skype readings ...

Dragon’s Blood: Great for Skin

Medicine Hunter:Throughout much of the Amazon rainforest, Dragon’s blood, called both Sangre de Drago and Sangre de Grado, is the primary topical aid for just about anything bad that can happen to skin. Cuts, bites, burns, stings, rashes, abrasions, sores, and wounds and skin insults of all kinds benefit from application of the healing red latex of this tree.

Dragon’s blood contains a broad range of naturally-occurring compounds, many of which have been well studied. The sap is rich in protective antioxidant phenols, and anti-inflammatory compounds of various kinds. Due to these compounds, Dragon’s blood sap helps to protect the cells of the skin, and reduces redness and swelling. It also contains a group of compounds called proanthocyanidins, which actually repair collagen, the lattice-like main protein that makes up much of our tissues. Additionally, Dragon’s blood contains taspine, a known tissue-healing agent. The sap also demonstrates antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal activity. This is why Dragon’s blood is so widely used on infectious skin conditions of all kinds with great success.

Making the cut – to obtain Dragon’s blood, it is necessary to cut into the bark of the tree at a diagonal, deeply enough that the blood-like sap will flow. A cup is affixed to the tree at the bottom end of the slash, and the sap collects in the cup. In the markets of the Amazon, you will find bottles of Dragon’s blood selling at various medicinal stands, and at many other types of shops. As indispensable to a home first aid agent as bandages, Dragon’s blood is liberally applied to the skin in case of a more>>>...

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Image of the Day - Martian Anomaly

Interesting structures obtained from the Polar Region of Mars

Green and purple UFO near Marysville, CA

A UFO hovering and changing colors captured on a cell phone, 30 Miles North of downtown Sacramento and10 miles South of Marysville, CA - in the NW Sky. According to the uploader "it came STRAIGHT DOWN out of the sky like a Meteor and then started Hovering and just VANISHED"

Are you inflamed over GMO foods?

S.O.T.T: Several years ago the general public was completely unaware of GMOs and GE foods (genetically modified organisms or genetic engineering), but today the topic is becoming rather well known, thanks to growing education and alternative media coverage. The general public is becoming better informed about the potential harms and health issues associated with biotechnology and bioengineered foods, but the smoke and mirrors the mega-corporations use to obfuscate deeper understanding of the dangers inherent in such 'mad science' increases in tandem with growing awareness.

Ok, so a lot of people know they are eating GMO's and what they are, but the real question is: are GMOs actually safe, as proponents and supporters of biotechnology claim, or are they not? Should we be worried about the long-term health and environmental effects of genetically altered foods? In the following article I hope to present clear evidence and data for stating very definitively: 

YES! We should be very concerned!...READ MORE>>...

Soulful Voyages

Daily Om: The journeys we take are often as exhausting as they are exhilarating. The thrill we feel as we travel to a new environment may be undercut by our sensitivity to change, strange surroundings, and forced shifts in our usual habits. Air, road, and sea travel can be extremely taxing, and many people find sleeping soundly in a strange bed exceedingly difficult. There are, however, numerous ways of taking the stress out of both short voyages and lengthy sojourns. Since much of the comfort we feel in our day-to-day lives stems from the fact that we enjoy the regularity of routine, adapting your typical customs to correspond with your travel schedule can alleviate the unease you experience while away from your home. Likewise, when you ground yourself by honoring the rituals that are a part of your daily life, you’ll no longer feel like you’re out of your more>>>...

Why I Am No Longer a Light Worker

Cameron Day (Ascension Help Blog): Planet Earth and much of our corner of the universe has been under a spell for a very long time, a spell which casts doubt within our minds about whether or not we are connected with the Infinite Source of all creation.The spell causes us to feel alone, vulnerable and isolated – cast out from the Heavenly Realms into a cruel, dog-eat-dog world. This spell is pure fiction, a deception of the highest order, but it has taken hold deeply on this and other worlds.

Intrinsic within this holographic spell is the notion that duality and polarity are natural aspects of life, and that we must serve one side of duality or the other. This elegantly simple binary imprint has become so prominent that we have lost sight of the larger holographic spell that spawned it. Indeed, we have lost sight of the hologram all together, and come to believe that it is the sum total of reality.

Humans have been conditioned to worship the holographic deception and the agents that perpetuate it. This hologram has been called Maya by the Hindus, and the Gnostics referred to it as the Corrupt Demiurge. I find this term a highly accurate description, and from the point forward I will refer to it as the corrupt more>...

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Whitesnake - Ain't No Love In the Heart Of The City

Images of The Day - More Martian Anomalies

Obtained legally from Google Mars.
This image has been adjusted to reveal possible evidence of water on Mars

Obtained legally from Google Mars. 
This image reveals a very interesting anomaly on Mars.
It was copied around 3 years ago from Google Mars. However, the area of Mars where this anomaly was found, is now not possible to 'visit' ... it is blurred and heavily pixellated. I wonder why?
Obtained legally from Google Mars. 
What are these anomalies?

Today's Quote

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit -- Hosea Ballou

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Image of the Day - More Martian Anomalies

The original image was legally copied from Google Mars.
The above image is an adjusted version of the original to show potential anomalies on the surface of Mars. 

The Ocean Formerly Known as Somerset

No wonder children today are depressed

Daily Express: IT'S tough being a child these days. Michael Gove would like to pack you off to school when you’re barely out of nappies and leave you there for 10 arduous hours. Your reception class teacher has no choice but to shove phonics down your throat whether you have an appetite for reading or not. Your parents face disciplinary measures if they dare smuggle a chocolate biscuit into your lunchbox. Pressure on your school to zoom up the league tables means you’re tested within an inch of your life. Out-of-school tutoring for children aged six is no longer an eccentric rarity but so common no one thinks twice about it.

Playing outside is an occasional treat. So beset are your mum and dad by fears of paedophiles, predatory dogs, urban foxes and rogue juggernauts they don’t dare let you out of their sight. That means you spend ages online, leaving yourself open to bullying from which you can never escape because the notion of simply switching off the machinery seems unconscionable.

Fling into the mix your parents’ financial woes, aired in front of you in tones of direst doom throughout the recession and the fact that their relationship is under threat as a result and you fear becoming a “suitcase kid” and it’s hardly surprising thousands of British children under-10 are being treated for more>>>...

Quote for the Day

Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Don't go through life creaking -- H.W. Byles

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Perceiving the Infinite

Daily OM: Psychic experiences are a natural part of our everyday lives. People often have difficulty accepting that they have been blessed with psychic abilities because without a frame of reference it is almost impossible to identify an extrasensory experience and to distinguish psychic sights, sounds, and sensations from the projects of the unconscious mind. To some extent, every human being on the planet is clairvoyant, clairaudient, and clairsentient, although most people discover that they are naturally adept at one more than the others. When you trust in and take steps to hone your innate clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience, you will enter a new realm of being in which the universe, your higher self, and your spirit guides lovingly conduct you toward a more aware more>>>...

Classic Tracks Live: "The Best Is Yet To Come" - The Scorpions

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Between the NSA's power and the IRS's revenge, how can Americans not be worried about the opinions they express?

S.O.T.T: Feel like Big Brother is watching you these days? You're not alone.

"This is not some far-out Orwellian scenario," wrote the late William Safire of The New York Times in 2002, in the panicky aftermath of 9/11. "Here is what will happen to you: Every purchase you make with a credit card, every magazine subscription you buy and medical prescription you fill, every Web site you visit and e-mail you send or receive . . . will go into what the Defense Department describes as 'a virtual, centralized grand database.' "

Twelve years on, this is the world we live in, but worse. Through a combination of fear, cowardice, political opportunism and bureaucratic metastasis, the erstwhile land of the free has been transformed into a nation of closely watched subjects - a country of 300 million potential criminals, whose daily activities need constant more>>>...

Temptation - Light Of Truth Oracle Insight

Insight Meaning: “When our own spiritual values are in conflict with what is expected of us in our mortal lives we are faced with a moral dilemma. Which law do I adhere to? The illusory human law or the spiritual truth emanated by our true self? It is a tough call at the best of times, especially when our own moral judgements are being put to the test. Its always best to follow your heart.

'Temptation' - Light Of Truth Oracle card copyright Matthew James 2012

Today's Mystic Insight

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want -- Margaret Young

Monday, 3 February 2014

Watch the creepy moment a 'thirsty ghost' smashes wine bottles and glasses at a 'haunted hotel'

Owning Your Emotions

Daily OM: Our feelings can sometimes present a very challenging aspect of our lives. We experience intense emotions without understanding precisely why and consequently find it difficult to identify the solutions that will soothe our distressed minds and hearts. Yet it is only when we are capable of naming our feelings that we can tame them by finding an appropriate resolution. We retake control of our personal power by becoming courageous enough to articulate, out loud and concisely, the essence of our emotions. Our assuming ownership of the challenges before us in this way empowers us to shift from one emotional state to another—we can let go of pain and upset because we have defined it, examined the effect it had on our lives, and then exerted our authority over it by making it our own. By naming our feelings, we claim the right to divest ourselves of them at more>>>...

Today's Quote

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away -- The Daily Guru.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

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A Light In The Darkness 2014

Its been a lean and quiet patch here on a Light In The Darkness since Mid-October 2013. Completely out of character for a usually thriving blog. But I'm just one person, and that one person has been so floored by a serious setback ... it understandably goes quiet on here. I've been really set back, and am only now just finding my feet again. 

I can only apologise to my most loyal visitors and thank you for patience. For the new visitors, explore the blog categories ... there are well over 20,000 entries spanning back to 2006.

2014 is going to see A Light In The Darkness evolving as a personal magick journal. With more and more of my own articles appearing. There will still be plenty of reference and research materials from Daily Om, Sign Of The Times, David Icke etc ... that isn't going to change. I just want to let visitors learn more about me and my 'inner workings' ... the issue in the past has been finding the time to write regular articles. Hence why A Light In The Darkness evolved into what it became ... more for my own personal use at the start ... then like a seed it grew and grew until it became the site that it is with over 20,000 - 25,000 world wide visitors on a daily basis at one time. I'm endeavouring to build it back up again. Some of the sensitive and special features are planned to return in the near future (Daily Merlin Insights etc) ... so bear with me. Plus I do have a line of contributing writers wanting to have their material appearing on A Light In The Darkness so watch this space ... MJ

Quote for the Day

You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices-- Deepak Chopra