First illustration from “GemInI Souls” by Myristica!

Sevrin from "GemInI Souls" by Myristica (artwork by Sarah Cloutier)Just a bit of fun…my artist got back to me today and sent me the first in a 2 image series for my upcoming release – GemInI Souls.  This hot guy is Sevrin.  Soon to come, his partner in both love and magick…Razeal (Who is also in Crimson Dawn!)

Why Jimmy Page is my muse.

Hi, all! Some may be wondering why Jimmy Page is so important to me. I am heartbroken that he cannot break out of his past and move on to other frames of musical creation. The man’s genius would be forever captured if he would just let it come out and play. But, his work in the past and his formation of Zeppelin is what I dive into when I need to focus on my own dreams. I have heard that the album “Led Zeppelin 1” was recorded in 36 hours and that Jimmy paid for the sessions out of his own pocket. Being that he was a session musician before getting into the Yardbirds, it is said he pocketed that money because he had a vision. And when the Yardbirds broke up, he took that as the green light and formed Zeppelin. Ok, if ever there was a living embodiment of the Law of Attraction it would be Mister Page. He kept his focus on his vision, pushed for it, made it real and lived, breathed, ate, slept, dreamed his music. He never let anyone tell him he couldn’t do it. He never let anyone get in his way from making it happen. He pushed forward, had collected his data on what he wanted, and became one with his dream. He knew about the law of “‘Do what thou wilt’ being the whole of the law. Love is the law, love under will.” Crowley wrote that. Many misquote Crowley, only quoting the first part of that decree: ‘Do what thou wilt’. Thinking it gives them license to go out and do whatever they want, but there’s a deeper meaning to this decree in its entirety. Jimmy found his niche in life. He grabbed onto his love of the guitar with all of his will and put that love under that will, his true purpose, and did what was necessary to make the will, that dream, a reality. He pursued his life’s purpose…his ‘true’ will. When you know what you love to do and cannot live your life without doing that, when you know where you want to go, envision it…this is putting your ‘true’ will under the power of love. I have been writing for 34 years, going on 35. I’ve learned much in the last seven years, moving forward, working on my stories, making them go where I need them to go. Jimmy is my constant focus in pursuing my dreams. His pursuing his ‘will’ is my constant example. Jimmy’s music is much more than rock and roll to me. It is full of the meaning to release your spirit and touch the Universe and find the soul inside you. When I listen to him play live, I remember what he said about there being notes in the ether, just waiting to be brought down through his fingers. (Paraphrased, but that’s the gist.) I call his playing live, ‘Ether grabbing’. I understand the concept, and seek to utilize that in my writing. One of my favorite movies is “Wonder Boys” with Michael Douglas and Robert Downey Jr. If you’re a writer, I encourage you to get this movie. It has some significant moments in there that can encourage you. Don’t give up on your dreams. If you know what you want…reach out to the Ether and grab on, hold tight and ride it to the last breath inside of you. Hold fast, though, because the spirit moves and you have to learn how to move with it, normally it just takes ‘going with the flow’. Jimmy did that in his live performances. Nothing structured. He played, and Robert’s words do this justice, “A little left of heaven.” This is what Jimmy Page means to me. I hope it will encourage you in some way, shape or form. Hang in there and never let go. Hugs, Myristica

Supernatural – Wincest – why I read it.

Incest between brothers.  The show “Supernatural” is loaded with fan fiction called ‘Wincest’; named for the surname of the brothers: ‘Winchester’.  Some have problems with this form of Slash, others, obviously do not.  I don’t know, but the possibility of brothers being together in every way possible is not squeamish to me.  As long as they are of consenting age, or at least know what it’s all about.  (Parent/child incest is a dead ‘wrong’ in my book, but the idea of brothers having this kind of relationship…I guess it would all depend on the extenuating circumstances…of which the brothers Winchester are loaded.)  Let’s look at who they are and what they’re up against.  First off, all they have ever had is each other, even when Big Dad John was off on a job, he left older brother Dean and younger brother Sam together…alone.  Sometimes others would be there, like Uncle Bobby, but not all the time.  All they ever had…was each other.  All they still have…are each other.  The life they lead would make a normal ‘straight’ life out of the question.  Theirs is the only relationship that they’ve ever really known.  Sam had Jesse, but when she ended up in smoke, all he had left was Dean, with their dad gone missing.  It just makes me feel for these boys.  The loneliness they must feel outside of the one night stands.  The dangers they face.  It makes for an interesting ‘reach out and touch someone’ mentality and that someone better be someone they both can trust.  Enter brother love, taken one step further.  Nope, under those circumstances not squeamish at all.  In fact, it opened my mind to the possibility of going there with original fiction.  If, given the fact they really can’t have anyone outside of each other, what other course is there?  Both have been willing to go to hell for each other, to die for each other.

It just makes sense to me that such a relationship could develop.

There’s my two cents on this topic.  Any others want to add to it?

Blessed Be

Myristica

The Anti-Christ…what does it really mean?

Just a thought I wanted to run by the lot of you.  Been having this in the back of my head for a few years and since this is a place to discuss not just our writing but our spiritual pathworkings, I thought I would post this theory to you…

Now, as I’ve said, I was a Calvary Chapel, born-again and raised Christian for 22 years.  Most of what they preach about is getting ready for the second return of Jesus ‘Christ’ (not ‘the’ Christ.)  So, they focus a lot on doomsday prophecies.  The one about the Anti-Christ really got me thinking after leaving their philosophy.

We all know that ‘anti’ means ‘against’ or ‘opposite’.  So, then I started thinking about the title ‘Christ’.  Now, Christians think this means ‘anti-Jesus’, but that’s not what the prophecy states.  It says, ‘Anti-Christ‘.  Christ from Christos, meaning ‘annointed’ or ‘enlightened’.  Someone who’s been blessed with a blessed connection to the Divine (my take).  Now…in Ephesians, I believe it is, Paul commands ‘Christians’ to “put on the mind of Christ”.  Not the mind of ‘Jesus’, but the mind of “Christ”…Jesus’ title…not his name.  I’m thinking this means…become enlightened.  Put on the mind of divine connection, the enlightenment.  So, the title ‘Anti-Christ’…could it actually mean…’Anti-enlightenment’?  And if so…would it not be ironic that Christians, notoriously against enlightenment…would actually turn out to be the ‘Anti-Christ’?

This is something that I’ve been pondering for some time and I would like other opinions and takes on it.   I just thought it interesting.

Blessed Be

Myristica