Some thoughts from Maggie, on Samhain and music
So, I am fixin ((southern dialect....I do not have a southern accent, but, dialect, yes at times) to start my daily music vocal practices on a regular basis. Absolutely nothing more refreshing than the feeling of a good jam sesh, even if it is just vocal only. Song of the morning is Ma Rainey " Trust No Man" I ADORE blues, especially extremely old blues. As I have said before, blues is about the joy of knowing you are not alone in struggles. That other folks have experienced the same thing or worse. I love Ma Raineys stuff.
One thing that living in the south did give me was a huge love of the blues (and also an introduction to hoodoo culture through being in that part of the world, YES I extremely encourage wiccan ethics, but, I have a huge hoodoo influence as well.
I do not have any music anywhere yet and, chances are, it will only be on here if I do but, I am looking in on safe music sharing as well. I am guessing I will have it just on here. Not sure yet. I have no sister sites or channels of any kind anywhere or annexes for that anywhere!!!
One thing about Samhain (the next Sasbbat coming up) is, the fact that I have always thought of it as new year for a very personal reason. My main male figure in my life, my late grandpa, his birthday was January 1 so, I have always thoght of that new year as his birthday. It was a way for me to celebrate the new year in my own way cuz, growing up, January 1 was always his day. I wanna also start delving into Raven Grimassi's books. A great one to start with I think, is gonna be Communing with the Ancestors: Your spirit guides , Bloodline, Allies and the cycle of reincarnation. The church (protestant or Catholic) is extremely fearful about ancestor honoring. Odd, cuz of their honoring of the saints. But, especially, when you have had loved ones who have crossed over it can be an essential practice for you at tough times in life.
Seeing how that is what Samhain is largely about, I thought I would bring that up. I am thinking of some other Samhain reflections that I will post on here at some point soon. Possibly, closer to Samhain. Just some thoughts on the season. Any books or decks I do use or suggest, please, just pick them up on amazons main site and not through any individual seller anywhere. This helps to reduce spam and folks trying to be confusing. thank you!
This is my only blog and my only site. I am the only author, admin and content creator. I have NO sister or annex sites or blogs and I am not a part of any other site or blog!!!! I am not on social media and I am not a part of anyone else's social media. Just because I am not on social media does not mean I endorse anyone else's because, I do not. I am not on youtube or patreon and I am not a part of anyone else's in any way. I am not a part of any kind of a group or club (even though, I will probably start up a book club at some point, most likely just on here so, stay tuned on here only for that info when I know more on it) I am not a part of any school or workshop and, I do not endorse any in any way. If folks want to contact me, they can send me an email at my yahoo which is listed in the info section on here or, firstname.lastname@example.org. Those are my only emails and the only ways to contact me. I am the only admin, author and content creator. No one has permission to speak for me ever. I will do the spiritual collective reading on here in a bit. I just thought it would be good to do some notes first. I am not a part of any roleplay or cosplay of any kind anywhere and, I do NOT endorse any in any way! About the book club I might start, I am pondering doing it via video somehow, andand I am looking in on what wix has to offer as far as that is concerned. the book I suggested was not a book club book yet as I have not started that yet. Just to clarify!XOXOXOX Maggie
I wanted to add, I am full half nordic on my biological dad's side of the family. One thing that really drove a wedge even before my stepmoms messed up crap is, the fact that he could tend to be extremely racist. to the point of saying the n word frequently. It was a huge turn off for me as a kid. He got a lot better over the years, but, tendency is always there. So, when I was a teen, soon as i could, I was not around as much. His dad could be kind of racist as well at times, but, he was not in the German part of the world for a lot of WW 2. They managed to escape and he met my grandma, whose family was full German in the USA after he relocated. He even went so far as to say things to try to prevent me from dating anyone african american or dark skinned. (I am single and still healing but, I felt this was kind of an important thing to say cuz of the intensity of the energy lately, I felt i needed to say something about my stance on this and try to remain as neutral as possible politically)I have been working on ancestral healing on my own for quite awhile now. A good example of a film folks should for sure watch during these times is American History X. So..... watching the intensity in the USA lately has been extremely intense. All I can say at this point as it seems anyone has a cow if anyone Caucasian talks about race at all. So.......please, do your best to be kind. XOXOXOX Maggie
I will for sure say what parts of my chart at some point soon exactly show the musical stuff, but I have quite a few similar placements to John Mayer and Kanye west in my birth chartso......no doubt bout musical longings within my heart. Maybe tonight sometime.At this point in my musical journey though, it has all been by ear. Singing with instruments (I am better with doing just vocals no instruments in the background currently as far as timing goes) tends to trip me up but, as I learn sight singing and sheet music reading, that will become easier as I learn it. I am still kind of intimidated though and, it will take baby steps. especially while healing from these surgeries and my right eye is still very cataract affected. I will start the process soon though. for sure for the daily vocal prqactice cuz, nothing more relaxing than that to me. I think it has to do with m:):):):) Just adding some more thoughts on the music process. :)