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2005 Library:
Holland's Grimoire of Magickal Correspondences
by Eileen Holland

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Home of the Gods
by Hugh Fox

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Secret Societies Of The Middle Ages
by Thomas Keightley

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Secrets of the Magical Grimoires
by Aaron Leitch

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Pronoia Is The Antidote For Paranoia
by Rob Brezsny

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Sorcerer's Stone: A Beginner's Guide to Alchemy
by Dennis William Hauck

Interview

Sacred Mushroom of Visions
edited by Ralph Metzner

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Ghosthunting Illinois
by John B. Kachuba

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Uriel
by Richard Webster

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

The Fall Lineup from Ghost House Books
Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Monsters AND The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits
by Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Llewellyn Almanacs published by Llewellyn Publications
Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
by Mary Roach

Interview   Published within the last six months.

The Mystic Christ
by Ethan Walker

Interview

The Fog
by Rob MacGregor and Bruce Gernon

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

How Ganesh Got His Elephant Head AND How Parvati Won the Heart of Shiva
by Harish Johari and Vatsala Sperling

Official Ghostvillage.com review

House of Spirits and Whispers
by Annie Wilder

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

The Well Worn Path
By Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

The Mysteries of Mithras
by Payam Nabarz

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Spiritualism & Clairvoyance for Beginners
by Elizabeth Owens

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Advancing The Witches' Craft
by Lord Foxglove

Interview   Published within the last six months.

The Book of Hindu Imagery
by Eva Rudy Jansen

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Attunements For Day and Night, Rolfing in Motion, and Ritual Drumming
From Destiny Recordings

Ghostvillage.com audio review   Published within the last six months.

Forbidden History
Edited by J. Douglas Kenyon

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Postmodern Magic
by Patrick Dunn

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

The Encyclopedia of Haunted Places
Edited by Jeff Belanger

Interview   Published within the last six months.

The Hand from A to Z
by Judith Hipskind Collins

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Offering To Isis
by M. Isidora Forrest

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Advancing The Witches' Craft
by Lord Foxglove

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

The Temple Of Shamanic Witchcraft
by Christopher Penczak

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Women of the Golden Dawn
by Mary K. Greer

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Abrahadabra: Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thelemic Magick
by Rodney Orpheus

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

The Holy Books of Thelema
by Aleister Crowley

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Atlantis AND Lemuria and Atlantis
by Shirley Andrews

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Douglas De Long interview by Lee Prosser
Interview

Kitchen Witch's Guide to Brews and Potions
by Patricia Telesco

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Trespassing Time
by Barbara J. Baldwin, Jerri Garretson, Linda Madl, and Sheri L. McGathy

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Book of the Law
by Aleister Crowley

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Awakening Kundalini For Health, Energy, and Consciousness, Sounds of the Chakras, and Sacred Sounds of Santeria
Ghostvillage.com audio review

Beyond Reincarnation
by Joe H. Slate, Ph.D.

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Taking Up The Runes
by Diana Paxson

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Coyote Wisdom
by Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona, M.D., Ph.D.

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Mystery of Reincarnation
by J. Allan Danelek

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

The Art of the Pendulum
by Cassandra Eason

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Ancient Healing Techniques
by Douglas De Long

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Healing Herbs and Health Foods of the Zodiac
by Ada Muir

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Autumn Equinox
by Ellen Dugan

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

The Serpent Myths of Ancient Egypt
by William Ricketts Cooper

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Speak with the Dead
by Konstantinos

Official Ghostvillage.com review

The Gospel of Thomas
by Jean-Yves Leloup

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Exploring The Northern Tradition
by Galina Krasskova

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

The Discovery of the Nag Hammadi Texts
by Jean Doresse

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

New Chakra Healing
by Cyndi Dale

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Possible Fatal
by Joanie Thurston with Wally Johnston

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Magickal Mermaids And Water Creatures
by D. J. Conway

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Gnostic Philosophy
by Tobias Churton

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Correllian Wicca
by Rev. Donald Lewis

Official Ghostvillage.com review

The Book of Ordinary Oracles
by Lon Milo DuQuette

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

A Witch's Notebook
by Silver RavenWolf

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

The Golden Builders
by Tobias Churton

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Gabriel
by Richard Webster

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Shamanic Wisdom in the Pyramid Texts
by Jeremy Naydler

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Buckland's Book of Spirit Communications
by Raymond Buckland

Official Ghostvillage.com review

The Drummer's Path
by Sule Greg Wilson

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Encyclopedia of Natural Magic
by John Michael Greer

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Weird Illinois
by Troy Taylor

Interview   Published within the last six months.

Cathedral of the Black Madonna
by Jean Markale

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Pyramid of Fire: The Lost Aztec Codex
by John Major Jenkins and Martin Matz

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

The Druids: Celtic Priests of Nature
by Jean Markale

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Communicating With the Dead
by Jeff Belanger

Interview   Published within the last six months.

Geomancy: A Method for Divination
by Franz Hartmann

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Queen of the Night
by Sharynne MacLeod NicMhacha

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The Archidoxes of Magic
by Paracelsus

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Hara: The Vital Center of Man
by Karlfried Graf Durckheim

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Being A Pagan
by Ellen Evert Hopman and Lawrence Bond

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Witch on the Go
by Cal Garrison

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

The Rosicrucians
by Christopher McIntosh

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Occult Investigator
by Bob Johnson

Official Ghostvillage.com review

The Celestial Key to the Vedas
by B. G. Sidharth

Official Ghostvillage.com review

The Secret Teachings of Plants
by Stephen Harrod Buhner

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

High Magick
by Frater U.:D.:

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

The Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy
by Henry Cornelius Agrippa

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A Wiccan Formulary and Herbal
by A. J. Drew

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Keys to the Kingdom
by Migene Gonzalez-Wippler

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The Pagan Dream of the Renaissance
by Joscelyn Godwin

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

The Myths and Gods of India
by Alain Daniélou

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Magic Of The Celtic Gods And Goddesses
by Carl McColman and Kathryn Hinds

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

People Who Don't Know They're Dead
by Gary Leon Hill

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Kaili's Odiyya, Kali, and Eternally Bad (three reviews)
Official Ghostvillage.com review

Gnosis of the Cosmic Christ
by Tau Malachi

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Pregnant Darkness
by Monika Wikman

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Cape Encounters
by Dan Gordon and Gary Joseph

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Bushman Shaman
by Bradford Keeney

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

The Arcana of Freemasonry
by Albert Churchward

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Shiva: The Wild God of Power and Ecstasy
by Wolf-Dieter Storl

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Buckland's Book of Saxon Witchcraft
by Raymond Buckland

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Custodians of Truth
by Tim Wallace-Murphy and Marilyn Hopkins

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Kabbalah 365
by Gershon Winkler - author interview

Interview   Published within the last six months.

A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year
by Ellen Evert Hopman

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Mastering Astral Projection
by Robert Bruce and Brian Mercer

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John Dee: 1527-1608
by Charlotte Fell Smith

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Magic Mushrooms in Religion and Alchemy
by Clark Heinrich

Official Ghostvillage.com review

The Magical and Ritual Use of Herbs
by Richard Alan Miller

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Gothic Ghost Stories by A. S. Mott; Ghost Stories of London by Edrick Thay; Victorian Ghost Storiesby Jo-Anne Christensen
Official Ghostvillage.com review

Witchcraft Medicine
by Claudia Muller-Ebeling, Christian Ratsch, and Wolf-Dieter Storl

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Ritual Magic of the Golden Dawn edited
by Francis King

Official Ghostvillage.com review

The Magick Toolbox
by Carl Neal

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

The Solitary Wiccan's Bible
by Gavin and Yvonne Frost

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Irish Witchcraft from an Irish Witch
by Lora O'Brien

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Magical Uses For Magnets
by Draja Mickaharic

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

San Diego Paranormal: The City's Most Haunted
Interview   Published within the last six months.

Alchemy of the Soul
by Martin Lowenthal

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Candle Magic for Beginners
by Richard Webster

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Kabbalistic Healing
by Jason Shulman

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Haunted Battlefields
by Dan Asfar AND Haunted Cemeteries
by Edrick Thay

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Yoga: Anytime, Anywhere
by Carol Blackman and Elise Browning Miller

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

The Gospel Of Philip
by Jean-Yves Leloup

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Becoming Psychic
by Stephen Kierulff and Stanley Krippner

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Amulets: Sacred Charms of Power and Protection
by Sheila Paine

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Which Witch Is Which?
by Patricia Telesco

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.





November 4, 2005

The Mystic ChristThe Mystic Christ
By Ethan Walker
Publisher: Devi Press (July 2003)
Pages: 267 - Price: $14.95

Interview by Lee Prosser - leep@ghostvillage.com
Ghostvillage.com author interview

Ethan Walker is the interview guest. A gifted writer, he writes highly articulate views on various topics. Let me start this interview by asking: Who is Ethan Walker? Define yourself, please!

From a point of view of personal practice, I would like to say I am trying to end the habit of defining myself. However we all know talk is cheap and I fall far short of this. However, that is my goal even though my habitual personal definitions continue to ramble on. Nonetheless, I hope I am not adding any new definitions while chipping away at the old ones.

Given the growing awareness and interest in the United States for paranormal, clairvoyant, and supernatural topics, how do you see this and what do you feel has sparked the interest?

In our hearts, in the depths of our being, we recognize these things to be true. The rational mind can discount the paranormal (or whatever it wants for that matter) but there is a part of us that “feels” these events are true. Actually there is emerging scientific support for the paranormal in quantum physics. Bell’s theorem for example. Bell’s theorem states that there is no such thing as distinct and separate objects. Of course, this contradicts the testimony of the five senses. In the terms of quantum physicists they say that objects have no “local existence.” Every object is affecting every other object simultaneously. A butterfly flapping its wings on Jupiter affects us even though the effect is very small. It should be noted that Bell’s theorem is not conjecture and it has been scientifically demonstrated in the laboratory.

How can it be that everything is affecting everything else simultaneously? At the very core of our beings there is a singular reality -- the substratum of all existence. This is pure, formless awareness referred to by various names such as the I AM or the Atman or Buddha Nature. At that point we are all one. The “I” that is in me is the same “I” that is in you. Nothing can exist without this primal awareness. It is through this core of being that clairvoyant and paranormal events occur. It is through this deep interconnection that we can realize the thoughts of others or see events in the future. In the same way, other planes of existence and communication with subtle beings are opened to sensitive people through this inner route. This connection does not leap out through space. Rather it goes within to the core of being and out through another portal -- another person, place or event in time. Think of a wagon wheel with the I AM, the singular primal awareness, at the hub. Our individualized consciousnesses are all points out at the ends of the spokes. This connection back through the hub and out again is instantaneous and beyond the limitations of space and time. The best book I have read on quantum physics and the paranormal is The Field by Lynne McTaggart. This book documents the profound and provocative research that has been done and is ongoing in prestigious academic settings such as the Princeton University Global Consciousness Project noosphere.princeton.edu.

Bell’s theorem also gives insight as to how methods of divination such as astrology operate. Bell’s theorem allows us to see that the universe is not a lot of separate objects but a big bowl of gelatin that is in movement. Poke it on one side and it jiggles on the other. In an attempt to debunk astrology, so-called rationalists point out that the gravity of Jupiter is much too small to affect us in any meaningful way. But this is the wrong way of seeing it. We should see it through the understanding of Bell’s theorem. It is not that Jupiter per say is causing the predicted effect but rather that Jupiter is a marker in this large moving bowl of thick soup. Think of pouring thick white paint into a pie plate. Drop some small colored objects like sequins onto the surface of the paint and then drag a stirring stick around in a circle in the paint. The sequins move along with the paint. The sequins are markers indicating a larger more comprehensive movement. The same concept applies to the appearance of omens or any other means of divination such as the I Ching or Tarot. This makes sense when we understand that everything is interconnected.

What do you see as the popularity basis for such television shows as The Ghost Whisperer and Medium with American audiences?

Most people live lives of quiet desperation. We struggle to find meaning in our lives. We go to work every day, produce, reproduce and consume and at some point we find ourselves asking, “Is this all there is?” We are feeling there must be something more. Something beyond the shallow utopia offered by the ads on TV. So we are eager to know that there is, in fact, something else.

What are your thoughts on ghosts, the afterlife, and contact from beyond?

I believe in all of the above. There are numerous planes of existence to which we may ago upon death of the body. Our destination is determined by our mental and emotional disposition at the time of death. A querulous vengeful person will go to a realm inhabited by other querulous vengeful persons. A loving kind person will go to a realm reflecting that. A person who is excessively attached to the body will be inclined to remain in what the Buddhists call the Realm of Hungry Ghosts. These ghosts will be hungry but unable to eat and thirsty but unable to drink.

Have you had spirit contact? 

Yes. The universe is full of subtle beings and in every conceivable form. But the most fascinating thing for me is all around us here and now. It is existence itself. Why not nothing? Yet there is something. Awareness is the most common element – the most predominant and pervasive – yet we fail to consider it even for a moment. Out of pure formless awareness emerges Love as the primal cosmological phenomena. Love is infinitely emerging. I am positively astounded by this. I find this to be absolutely mind-blowing. 

What is your connection with Vedanta? 

I have been a student of Vedanta and other spiritual classics for forty years.

What is your connection with Sri Ramakrishna and the Vedanta Society? 

I have been diving into the bliss of Sri Ramakrishna for many years and I have a very deep love for him. I have read most accounts of his life including the Gospel of Ramakrishna and continue to read them periodically. I have been a student of Mata Amritanandamayi also simply known as “Amma” since 1988. Prior to that, for about 10 years, I had been studying and practicing the path of non-duality or advaita and studying the teachings of Ramana Maharshi. Amma advised me that advaita without devotion is like eating stones and she suggested I pursue the path of bhakti or devotion which I have been doing since first meeting her. In her presence I have had many profound experiences which is the way she directs me and teaches me the next step. Many feel that Amma is the reincarnation of Ramakrishna because their practice or path to enlightenment was so very similar. But she has never said this nor do I believe she would ever attach any importance to such similarities. All of the swamis that live at Amma’s ashram are initiated into the Ramakrishna order of monks. In the temple at the ashram, she instructed that a statue of Mother Kali be installed at one end and in the exact likeness of the Kali statue that Ramakrishna worshipped. That is the only statue of any Hindu God or Goddess in the temple. She further instructed that it be made by the same family that had produced the original in the 1800’s. Amma is also known as the hugging saint because she has hugged and blessed to date over 20 million people and continues to sit for very long sessions hugging all who come. Often in India she will hug 20 thousand people in a single day. She will often sit for 10 or 20 hours at a stretch hugging all comers with no break even for the bathroom. She is also renowned for her extraordinary charitable activities. She was awarded the Gandhi-King award in 2002. Named for Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., this award is given each year to an international figure who has contributed the most to non-violence in the world. She was named the humanitarian of the century by the Rotarian organization of India. The president of India donated 10 months of his salary to Amma’s charities. In the last international conference of religions in Madrid, Spain (a UN sponsored event) Amma was asked to give the keynote address on the last evening of the conference. So I have a deep love for Ramakrishna and I can’t refrain from talking about Amma in the same breath. Amma is the very incarnation of love and compassion. She has helped me so much. Each year since 1987 she has come to the US visiting a number of cities where she continues her hugging. You can read more about her and her river of compassion and love at www.amma.org and www.amritapuri.org

How would you explain and share your book The Mystic Christ with others?

The Mystic Christ is an attempt to free Jesus from the narrow dogmatic constraints of orthodoxy and show that he is with those of us who are mystics and seers and students of occult and eastern philosophies. The book contains many quotes from Buddha, Krishna, the Tao Te Ching, Gnostic scriptures, the Jewish Kabbalah and other classics of spiritual wisdom. But most significantly there are over 230 scriptures from the Bible that are explored in the light of the mystical way. 

What is your perspective on the future of humankind? Would you like to share some personal predictions on what you see coming?

Amma correctly predicted in 2004 that 2005 would be a bad year for humanity. On repeated occasions she has instructed us to pray for peace and for Nature and for the subtle beings. In early October of this year, while on her hugging tour in Germany, she said that Nature was still very angry and that we should, “pray with melting hearts.” She sees more dark clouds on the horizon. 

What do you see as your special role as a writer?

I like to think I am making some positive contribution of love and peace in the world and that this is an expression of my love for the Divine Mother. 

What are your future writing plans and projects?

In addition to The Mystic Christ, I have also published two other books. Finding God’s Love is a how-to book for practicing love and devotion as a spiritual path. Soft Moon Shining is an illustrated collection of devotional poetry offered to God in the feminine form as the Divine Mother. I am currently working on a CD of original songs in my home recording studio. The title for the CD will most likely be Victory to the Mother. The books can be reviewed at www.devipress.com and can be purchased there, at Amazon, or ordered from any book store.

Ethan, it has been a pleasure visiting with you. Is there anything else you wish to share in closing with the audience?

Yes, we are all brothers and sisters and I love you all.

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