I Dreamed About A Dead Writer (An Author Highlight)

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I dreamed I was standing in front of a giant leather-bound journal with a doorknob. An elderly woman appeared by the door.

“Welcome to the sacred knowledge,” The woman announced.

I woke up from this dream right as the door opened. I’ve seen the woman before on the internet: Dolores Cannon. The leather-bound door from my dream almost looked like the journal on the cover of Cannon’s book (no key though): The Search for Hidden Sacred Knowledge.

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The Search for Hidden Sacred Knowledge (Amazon) (Goodreads)

This was before I’ve read the book and created the book review about it.

At first, I thought she was still alive during the time I had the dream.

Nope.

I’ve discovered later she passed away in 2014. I had the dream in 2015. So yeah, I’ve dreamed about a dead writer. It’s kind of cool and creepy at the same time.

Who was Dolores Cannon?

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Author Dolores Cannon (1931-2014) via Collective Evolution

Dolores Cannon was a past life regression hypnotherapist. She worked with her husband helping clients with common problems with fears, addiction, and weight issues. She didn’t get into past life sessions until one hypnotized client recalled her past life as a 1920s flapper. After this eventful meeting, she dove deeper into the study of past lives, wrote books on the subject, and established her own publication company: The Ozark Mountain Publishing. Cannon lived in Arkansas.

Which topics Cannon covers in her books? 

  • Past lives
  • UFO/Aliens
  • Atlantis/Lemuria
  • Life on other planets
  • Nostradamus’ prophecies
  • The world’s mysterious sites (Bermuda Triangle, Stonehenge, etc.)
  • Jesus
  • The Essenes

How many books she has written?

According to Dolores Cannon’s Latest Books, she has written nineteen. A few more are listed on her page on Paper Back Swap.

How did she pass away?

Honestly, I only found vague answers. Some websites only mention she had an “accident”, recovered shortly in a hospital, but passed away eventually in her sleep.

Examples:

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To sum things up, I thank Dolores Cannon for recommending her books in my dreams. The metaphysical topics she uncovers match perfectly with my interests!

UFOs? Sweet!

Past lives in Atlantis? Heck yes!

I might as well read all of her books!

Have you met any dead authors in your dreams?

 

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Your Blog Is Your Garden

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Plants grow with provided water and sunlight. A blog can do the same with content, ideas, and pure action.

I look at my websites and blogs as my gardens. The online platform is the soil, the ideas are the seeds, the water is the action, and the sun is the attention shining brightly on the platform.

Go ahead, start tending to your gardens. The more you take care of them, the bigger they will grow and blossom! ^_^

How’s your garden growing?

Goodreads Goal Update: 300/500 Books ^_^

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Three hundred books down and two hundred more to go! Sometimes, I look back at my Goodreads challenge and wondered if I was on drugs. I wasn’t I only believed in myself.

This challenge is changing me. I’ve become more focused and proactive. I have less time for TV, countless hours of Tumblr surfing, and video games. Nowadays, I feel awful if I skip a day of reading to play Splatoon! Focusing on this challenge helps me keep up with blogging post ideas. This challenge was a good idea after all.

Anybody interested in following me on Goodreads, feel free to add your name in the comments below. I’ll find you. ^_^

This Space Dog Made Me Sad

 

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Laika by Nick Abadzis (Amazon) (Goodreads)

I knew the history of Laika, the Soviet space dog, and I still cried throughout this book. If you’re familiar with sad dog stories like Old Yeller or Where the Red Fern Grows, prepare yourself with a tissue box (or two) because you’ll become attached to this cute little Moscow stray quick!

Nick Abadzis’ Laika is the story of the first animal to orbit into space. Sputnik was successfully launched on October 4, 1957.  Soviet politician Nikita Khruschev wanted another launch made in time for the 40th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. This anniversary was in November. Due to the abrupt announcement,  the space engineers went through an expedited creation of Sputnik II. Before attempting to bring any humans on board, stray dogs were used instead. Laika was the first. The space orbit was a one-way trip.

Laika  is one interesting fictional take on the notable historical event. Besides reading from the humans’ perspective, you read from Laika’s  view of her doomed journey. She’s always looking for someone to love and trust. Trust was always temporarily being passed from one human to the next but her love was forever.

Ugh, this book made me go through a serious “gross tears” phase. Just ugh.

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  Which animal stories made you cry gross tears?

The Scariest Stories I’ve Ever Read (So Far In My Life)

I made the mistake of readings these books as a kid. I stayed awake hoping no monsters would pop out of the dark corners of my bedroom. I buried myself under my bed covers every time I heard any suspicious noises. I would think of the worst when it’s only the creaky house foundation. All of this panic thanks to Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories collection. As I grew older, I came to love those stories even though they still gave me the chills.

The creepiest stories for me were:

1. The Hook

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A young couple hanging out at Lovers’ Lane learns a mental patient armed with a hook has escaped from the local insane asylum. Worried about the crazy escapee, the couple returned to town safely but they discover a bloody hook attached to their car door.

2. Scarecrow (or Harold)

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Two mischievous boys, Josh and Harold, steal an old farmer’s prized pumpkin-headed scarecrow.  Later on, the boys throw the scarecrow in the trash, smashing the pumpkin head in the process. The scarecrow attack the boys in the middle of the night. It chases Josh down a road wearing Harold’s head. The old farmer doesn’t bother to help.

3. The Babysitter

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 A babysitter receives strange calls from a man reminding her to check on the kids. She calls the police and they warn her the caller is calling from the house. The babysitter barely escapes the house with the man after her. The police arrive, the children are found safe hidden in a closet, and an ax is found by the upstairs telephone.

4. The Bride

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A newly wedded couple play hide and seek during their wedding reception. The groom finds everybody except for the bride. Thinking the bride caught a case of cold feet, the groom moved on with his life without her. Years later, the bride was  found dead in a trunk. She had accidentally locked herself inside.

Got the chills yet? Simply typing this down feels like an ice demon blowing cold wind down my spine. You can go to scaryforkids if you want to read more scary stories from Schwartz online.  The stories on the site come from his collections:

Did you know parents had these books were banned at one part of time due to its creep factor and freaky illustrations? One couple believed it glorified satanism and cannibalism (yikes!). More details about the ban in this Chicago Tribune article.

Alvin Schwartz’s stories were scary but scary good! If you have nothing else to do on Halloween besides stuffing your face with trick-or-treat candy, read these stories. They will certainly heighten your Halloween night. Actually, they’re great to read any time of the year! From my own personal experience, I have to warn you: be prepared. I wouldn’t recommend reading these books in the dark.

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BOOK REVIEW: “Telos: Revelations of the New Lemuria” (Vol. 1) by Aurelia Louise Jones

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Telos: Revelations of the New Lemuria (Vol. 1) by Aurelia Louise Jones (Amazon) (Goodreads)

Lemuria still exist…in another dimension! Thousands of years ago, the legendary Pacific continent sunk into the sea. The surviving Lemurians migrated to Mount Shasta and established Telos, a fifth dimensional city under the mountain. “Telos” means

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A painting of Adama, the Telos High Priest

communication, understanding, and oneness with Spirit. In the first volume of Telos, Aurelia Louise Jones channels messages of the Lemurians’ history, culture, and their future contact with humans. Few of the Lemurians Jones had channeled messages from are Adama, the High Priest of Telos, his wife Galatia, and Ahnahmar, a Telos elder. The Lemurians’ goals for humans is to remind us of our true divine nature and take care of Mother Earth.

I’m pleased to be introduced to the Telos series. There’s so much information I want to cover about the Lemurians. They’re like us but elevated.  From what I’ve read, the Lemurians have splendid lives with no poverty, conflict, or illness.  Their technology is based on pure energy and crystals. They can live for thousands of years and still look like they’re only in their thirties.

Telos is another interesting book I’ve read under the “Atlantis/Lemuria” topic. Great for those hungry Atlantis/ Lemuria and general New Age fans! Sometimes Telos reads like a “Come join us!” pamphlet but it offers insightful messages on consciousness. If we don’t expand our consciousness, we won’t be able to see the “bigger picture” and contact the Lemurians directly.

According to Telos, 2012 marks the beginning of changes including the rise of consciousness. It’s 2016 and I’ve noticed a few changes personally. But hey, it’s only baby steps to a striking transformation.

Have you heard of this book? What do you think of it?

 

Book Review: “Rich Dad’s Increase Your Financial IQ” by Robert Kiyosaki

 

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Rich Dad’s Increase Your Financial IQ by Robert Kiyosaki (Amazon) (Goodreads)
  • Title: Rich Dad’s Increase Your Financial IQ: Get Smarter With Your Money
  • Author: Robert Kiyosaki
  • Series: Rich Dad’s
  • Publication: Business Plus (March 26, 2008)
  • Pages: 197
  • Genre: Business and Finances
  • Format: Paperback
  • Source: Library
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Having a financial education is just as important as academic education. You won’t be able to receive a beneficial loan from the bank because you had a 4.1 GPA in high school. In Rich Dad’s Increase Your Financial IQ, Robert Kiyosaki states financial education is king! He simply explains what it is, why it’s important, and how it can be used in your favor.

One of the most basic financial keywords you have to know are “assets” and “liabilities”.  Assets give you money while liabilities take it away. A real estate investment property is an asset. A tenant’s rent money is sent to you as passive income because someone is living in your investment. School loans are fine examples of liabilities. You can’t have a “travel all over the world” carefree lifestyle without school loans taking money from you (and a bit of your soul) every month! You’ll gain experience points in financial education for knowing these words in many real life situations.

Increase Your Financial IQ is a good start to elevate your financial knowledge. This book contains many budgeting, investing, and business building tips.You’ll learn how to manage and leverage your money. Have you ever heard of “good”debt? Kiyosaki will explain what it is and how you can get there from “bad” debt.  If you have read other books from Kiyosaki, you’ll have to skip the repetitive personal “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” stories. Other than that, the book is full of gold nuggets.

A bright financial future comes to those who educate themselves. Reading this book might just lead you to a better financial life! ^_^

Have you read this book or any books from Kiyosaki’s “Rich Dad” series? Share your success story below, if any, after reading his books.