Here is what I know: Re-incarnation

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                                            Here is what I know: Reincarnation
Reincarnation:
ˌrēənkärˈnāSH(ə)n/
noun
  1. the rebirth of a soul in a new body.
    synonyms: rebirth, transmigration of the soul, metempsychosis

    • a person or animal in whom a particular soul is believed to have been reborn.
What is Re-Incarnation?
When you die, your conciousness picks itself up out of your body and pops itself into another body.
Some say we can incarnate as animals, some say we can incarnate as aliens, some say we can incarnate acrossed dimensions, some say we incarnate back and forth through time (the hypothesis that linear time is only to keep us sane, in reality time is a big bubble instead of a straight line).
My Philosophy:
Reincarnation helps us to understand ourselves and our destiny in this life a little bit better.
It helps us to recognize and understand repeating patterns in our life as, not problems or mistakes or drama, but to see the true purpose, which is a cosmic lesson .
Think of this as Schoolhouse Earth and these lessons are what we need to pass the test to level up to the next lesson.
I subscribe to the theory of reincarnation being all about learning the vast and many lessons that we have to learn as a soul to become a more complete and whole soul at the end of all of our journey.
*I also happen to believe that we are pieces of a much larger higher soul , but that is a personal belief and not necessarily tied into the basic concept of reincarnation.
Cultures that ascribe to reincarnation:
*Jainism
*Sikhism
*Buddhism
*Hinduism
*Spiritism
*eckankar
*many ancient Greek philosophers believed in reincarnation
 as well as peoples in Australia ,East Asia ,Siberia , and in South America
Most within the abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam do not believe individuals reincarnate
Now,interestingly enough there are particular groups within these religions do refer to reincarnation.
These groups include the most followers of Kabbalah , the Cathars ,the Alawite’s, the Druze(sometimes self identifing as Unitarians) and the Rosicrucians.
The historical relations between the Sects and beliefs about reincarnation that were characteristic of neoplatonism, orphism hermeticism, Gnosticism of the Roman era have come under heavy research in recent years.
*Unity Church and its founder Charles Fillmore teach reincarnation
*Buddhism, according to various Buddhist scriptures, Gautama Buddha believed in the existence of an afterlife in another world and in reincarnation since there actually is another world .
Buddha Majjhima Nikaya  that’s translated by the Buddha also asserted that Karma influences rebirth and that the cycles of repeated births and deaths aren’t endless .
Before the birth of Buddha , ancient Indian Scholars had developed competing theories of afterlife, including the materialistic School such as Charvaka ,which posited that death is the end -there is no afterlife ,no soul ,no rebirth, no Karma- and they describe death to be a state where a living being is completely annihilated/dissolved.
Buddha rejected this theory, adopted the alternate existing theories on rebirth, criticizing the materialistic schools that denied rebirth and karma, states Damien Keown. Such beliefs are inappropriate and dangerous, stated Buddha, because such annihilationism views encourage moral irresponsibility and material hedonism; he tied moral responsibility to rebirth
the Buddha introduced the concept that there is no permanent self and that central concept of Buddhism is called Anatta.
Interestingly,
Tibetan Buddhism puts emphasis on the state of mind at the time of death.
It is said that, To die with a peaceful mind will bring a virtuous seed and a fortunate rebirth, but a disturbed mind harbingers a non-virtuous seed & an unfortunate rebirth.
 
History of reincarnation(lols):
The Origins of the idea of reincarnation are obscure.
 Mentions of it appear in the philosophical traditions of India and
The Greek pre-socratics.
Also the Celtic Druids taught belief of reincarnation.
There are two different theories on how Ideas of & about reincarnation came about:
1. Ideas arose independently in different regions
or
2. they might have spread as a result of cultural contact
Some suspect cultural transmission and propose  links between Iron Age Celtic , Greek and Vedic philosophies and/or religions.
☆There are a few who feel that belief in reincarnation was around in proto-indo-european religion.
Ancient European, Iranian & Indian agricultural societies recognized that the life cycles of birth , death and rebirth were a mirror of agricultural Cycles. Which would make a great deal of sense, when you think about it.
☆The Celts in the first century BC ,wrote the Pythagorean doctrine and it prevails among the Gauls.
It teaches that The Souls of men are Immortal and that after a fixed number of years they will enter into another body.
 The Druids of Gaul , Britain and Ireland had metempsychosis(the supposed transmigration at death of the soul of a human being or animal into a new body of the same or a different species) as one of their core doctrines.
the principal point of their Doctrine is that the soul does not die after death ,
it passes from one body into another, a doctrine which robs death of all its Terrors.
This is also the main object of their education -to imbue their Scholars with a firm belief in the indestructibility of the human soul –
☆Now, there is some Documentation from as early as the Han Dynasty claiming that Lao Zhu appeared on Earth as different persons in different times beginning in the legendary area of three sovereigns and five Emperors the third Century BC,
Their theory being:
birth is not a beginning,
death is not an end
*there’s existence without limitation
*there is continuity without a starting point *existence without limitation is space *continuity without a starting point is time there is birth ,there is death ,there is issuing forth, there is entering in.
☆Reincarnation also pops up in Norse mythology.
In the poetic Edda ,
the editor of the Edda’s speaks of a love story between a valkyrie and a Norseman which held that the couple died and rose three times in three different life paths.
“The body dies” hazards the Hindu Traditions “but not the soul”.
All existence is believed to be connected and cyclical in Hinduism.
All living beings composed of two things , the soul and the body or matter.
Ones soul does not change/cannot change by its innate nature in the Hindu belief, in contrast the body and personality changes constantly……It changes, is born and dies.
Current Karma impacts future circumstances in this life ,as well as future forms.
In their belief set, Karma, a Life’s good intent & actions lead to a good future.
While bad intent & actions offer a bad future.
Karma impacts how one reincarnates as well (in the Hindu view of existence heaven & hell are abit less permanent).
In the afterlife- based on one’s Karma- the soul is reborn as another being in heaven ( According to Hindu cosmology, above the earthly plane, are other planes: (1) Bhuva Loka, (2) Swarga Loka, meaning Good Kingdom, is the general name for heaven in Hinduism, a heavenly paradise of pleasure, where most of the Hindu Devatas (Deva) reside along with the king of Devas, Indra, and beatified mortals), Naraka ( is the Hindu equivalent of Hell, where sinners are tormented after death. Yama, the god of Death resides there. … The stay in Svarga or Naraka is generally temporary. After the quantum of punishment is over, the souls are reborn as lower or higher beings, per their merits.)  Or a living being on Earth..be it human or animal.
Gods die as well, once they’re past  karma merrits run out, As do those in Naraka ,and they return getting another chance on Earth.
This reincarnation continues endlessly in Cycles,  until one embarkes on a spiritual Pursuit -realizes self-knowledge and thereby gaines Moxa .
Moxa, being the final release out of The Reincarnation Cycles.
This release is believed to be a state of utter Bliss which New Traditions believe is either related to  or identical to bRahman or Nirvana.
☆In African voudon, the Yoruba people believe in reincarnation within the family, familial or lineal rebirth.
This is not to simply say that your grandfather or great-uncle will come back as your child.
However when the time arrives for a spirit to return to Earth (otherwise known as, The Marketplace) threw the conception of a new life in the direct bloodline of the family,
one of the component entities of a person’s being returns while the other remains in heaven.
Accordingly , the spirit that returns does so in the form of a guardian or Orisha.
One’s guardian or Orisha, which is represented & contained in the crown of the head, represents not only the spirit and energy of the previous blood relative but also the accumulated wisdom he or she has acquired through a myriad of lifetime’s.
☆ Reincarnation is an intrinsic part of many Native American and Inuit traditions as well.
So as you can see, Reincarnation (while the particulars are still debated) is a remarkably widely accepted belief construct 😀
****But don’t just take my word for it , get out there and research it!****
      ~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS

Crystal Care: Tips on how to take care of your Stones

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                               Crystal Care: Tips on how to take care of your Stones
Ok so You have bought your shiny rock and you take it home……then what?
Either:
A. You set it on a shelf somewheres and forget about it
Or
B. You set it down after a few days when it quits working for you.
In each scenario, both yourself and your crystal suffers.
You don’t get what you need out of your friend that you just adopted….and your
little buddy doesn’t get proper care or a chance to do its job!
Crystals are easy, and low maintenance. But low maintenance doesn’t mean NO maintenance.
Everything in your life takes a little maintenance or care, and with a small bit of extra care everything shines.
Your crystals are no different.
There is the colloquial term of cleansing and charging.
I prefer to say, shower and feed them, also let them get rest-but not too much!
Cause you know you would be pretty cranky and ineffectual at what you do if you didn’t get a shower, some food and some sleep!!
So after a long day, put your crystals that you’ve been carting around with you (through the stress & BS) down by some selenite and let them rest there for the night.
(Its nice to have either a piece of selenite big enough to place your stones & jewelry on,
or a selenite bowl) or a bowl that you place everything in with a sizable chunk of white selenite.*
Then as your going about your morning routine, either hold your stones when you’re at that
“morning cup of coffee happy” moment
or reiki them alittle
or put on some singing bowl /gong tunage for them to charge up to.
*You can also put them by a piece of specular hematite (energy switch) to convert the negative energy that they sucked up to positive energy.
 
Crystal care How to:
 
Cleansing and charging(showering & feeding)-
 
Cleansing methods:
*Cleansing-clearing the negative,stagnant, foreign,unwanted energy that has collected out of your stones.
Salt- setting the stone in a bowl of salt, you can use any salt that you choose but keep in mind that you need to change the salt frequently.
Running water-hold them in a stream, creek,etc until they feel clean
Terra- Burying the stone in the ground
Sageing-wave your stuff through the smoke of a lite sage bundle
Sound therapy – Exposing the stones to singing bowls or other high pitched resonance frequencies such as bells
Full moon- set them out over night ( I always forget lol)
Sunlight (only for some stones!!! Others will fade)
Reiki (or other energy work)-using your energy to flush your stones
Selenite- setting your crystals & jewelry on/by/in a ceramic or glass bowl with selenite.
I prefer white selenite for this, and because I never remember which phase the moon is in until its almost gone…this is my preferred method.
 
Charging methods:
*Charging- pouring positive energy back into your stones.
New moon
Reiki or other energy healing methods
PPES (personal positive energy share)
Running water
Terra
Sunlight- have you ever felt a clear quartz after its been in the sun…..its like hugging a glowing ball of happy sunshine! It is cleaned and charged! Same thing happens with a black tourmaline.
These are some of the top tips that I’ve found for making sure that your crystal friends are feeling at the top of their game, and by association; you will too!!!!!
****But don’t just take my word for it , get out there and research it!****
      ~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS
Edited by Dennis McCullough

Medicinal Teas

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Gemstone Therapy: Shielders

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Update

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Howdy folks,

Our nice lady editor Sadie Ackerman has had a promotion at her job and so can no longer edit for us here at Des moines new age shop. But we wish her the best, and Thank her for her time with us 😀

Happily Hailey Mckinney has stepped in temporarily as editing Maestro to help us through the transition !!!! 😀

Grand Opening Mini Psychic Fair

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The Des Moines New Age Shop has moved to a new location and is now the Des Moines New Age Shop and Community Center. So to celebrate we are having a Grand Opening Mini Psychic Fair. There will be a small ribbon cutting ceremony before the doors open at 10:30 am. This fair will include Reiki, psychic readers which include intuitive, Psychic medium, tarot card, oracle cards, pendulum, metaphysical supplies including crystals, stones, books, cards tarot and oracle, essential oils, incense, candles, pendulums as well as jewelry, statues various other items.
 
Vendor & Reader list (So Far):

*MoonSpinner- Psychic Medium, Pendulums

*Soul Empowerment- All the way from Michigan, large selection of crystals, Jewelry, crystal grids, Reiki

*Spiral healing energies- Access Bars Consciousness {Neural Reprogramming} & Hilot healing {Filipino energy healing}

*Goldies Cauldron-Herbs & Herbal medicine consultations

*Angel Modalities-Myofascial Release

*Lady Alyx reads Tarot- Tarot readings & Tarot magic

*Utopia’s Dawn-Intuitive readings, Energy healing, Reflexology

*Roaming in the gloaming- Gemstone/essential oil/herbs/intention candles handcrafted locally

*Whispers Healing spirit- Reiki, psychic readings, Spiritual consultation, Gypsy Palmistry

*Cassandra Denhartog- Essential oils, Local Author with her new book Creating grace {paranormal romance}

*Shining Vibrations- Sound healing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Nordic Palmistry- Norse Palmistry

*The Tarot Garden- Extensive Stock of Tarot & Oracle cards, Tarot readings

*Medicine Woman- Medicine card readings

Demonstrations:
Sound Healing by Shining Vibrations
Fire Spinning by Cynder Soleil
BellyDance By Kristina Moseley
Yoga by Amy Marie

Lectures:
11:30am -Cleansing & Clearing by Matt Bennett & Terri Larson of D.P.A.R.T. (Des Moines Activity Research Team)
12pm- What are Chakras by Matt Wilson
1pm- Essential oils and how to use them properly and safely
by Pamela Swanson
2pm- Neural reprogramming by Antoinette Brown
3pm- Hoodoo basics by Chris Ericsson
4pm- Medicine Woman by Amanda Kimimila
5pm- Gallery reading by Kelly McCarville
6pm- East to West Astrology by Alicia & Dennis McCullough

 
For more info give the shop a call at #515-276-7755, or visit our Facebook event : Grand Opening
and our Event Ad: Grand Opening

Guest Psychic: Lois DeWaard

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Howdy Folks!!
On July 29th We have the pleasure of having a wonderful guest psychic at Des Moines New Age shop & Community Center :
Lois DeWaard, Animal Communicator
She will be at the shop and available for readings from
12pm until 5pm
Stop in and get a reading from this amazing lady!!!!!!!
Alittle bit about our Guest:
Lois DeWaard is passionate about helping people develop better relationships with their animals. She helps you to address life’s challenges and transitions with your animals.
Lois works via phone, Skype or Zoom. She gives presentations on animal communication, building a great relationship with your animal, and navigating life’s transitions with your animal.
For additional information visit
Animal Human Connection Coach on Facebook
or
www.loisdewaard.com or call 515-729-9146.

for more info give the shop a call at 515-979-3943 or visit our Facebook event : Guest Psychic

Other Worlds Book Launch

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Hey Folks,
We have the honor of hosting Otherworlds Book launch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are gonna have some amazing Authors, some great snacks , some fun times!!!!
So come on out and join us for an event you wont want to miss 😀
Alittle bit about the event from the Lady heading it up,
Ms.Cassy Denhartog:
Leave your world and come to ours

Join me and other local authors as I launch my new hot fallen angel paranormal romance, Creating Grace.
We’ll have prizes, coffee, and snacks.
We’ll also have several other authors there signing books. Please come out to meet and support your local Iowa authors.

Presenting Authors
Cassandra DenHartog – Romance
Stephen Brayton – Mystery
Jarod Meyer – Fantasy
Ashley Lovell – Horror
Bryce Hanna – Poetry

for more info give the shop a call at 515-979-3943 or visit our Facebook event : Otherworld BookLaunch

Wicca 101

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FIRST CLASS AT THE NEW LOCATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Howdy folks,
We are holding our first Wicca 101 class today in our new spot ( 6307 Hickman road), Teaching this class will be Mr. Matthew Wilson.
Matt has an extensive background in theology, metaphysics and energy work.
Wicca 101 is designed to give you a good grasp of what Wicca is about, how it works, why it works, and how it can benefit you !!
Admission is $40, please bring a notebook & pencil or a recording device for note taking and plenty of questions for Matt 😀

*Also we are running a special, Wicca 101 & 202 are $40 each, but if you pay for both classes at Wicca 101 then it is only $60 for both of the classes 😀

for more info give the shop a call at 515-979-3943 or visit our Facebook event : Wicca 101