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April 2024


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by Bruce Johnson

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The terms Sidereal Light, Universal Ether, Records of the Astral Light, Memory Ether, and Nature’s Memory, are among the common names used when referring to the Akashic Records. Akasha is the One Life, the primordial supersenuous living spiritual essence that pervades all space. Akasha manifests through a seven-fold differentiation that is reflected and expressed in the seven planes of life. We’ll study the Akashic Records of the mental, astral and etheric planes. The records existing in astral and etheric matter are the least perfect reflections of the highest Akashic Records, permanently recorded in eternal akashic substance.

The Akashic Records correspond to an immense photographic film chronicling all that has ever happened, a universal repository for the spiritual images of all forms and thoughts. The Akashic Records contain the life-experiences of every human since the beginning of time, the complete histories of groups, races and nations, and also an aggregation of desire-based thought-forms created by humanity over the ages. The advanced astral Akashic Record reader is able to readily distinguish between actual Akashic Records and the living astral forms created by strong desire and imagination common to that plane.

Some individuals like to use object psychometry to establish a rapport with a desired picture from the past they wish to see. Methods of linking with the akashic records, whether mental, astral or etheric are- psychometrize an object connected with the particular prior event, using scrying as a link to obtain an image of a historical scene, demonstrating human psychometry to determine a person’s previous experiences or even that individual’s past life-times, also the form of clairvoyance called clairvoyance of the past, to access Akashic Records.

Book pagesPurification of one’s physical, astral and mental bodies is essential to interpreting Akashic Records, with strict cleanliness traditionally being required. When beginning akashic record viewing, its common to receive only a single motionless picture of the records being sought. It’s easy to misinterpret an Akashic Record fragment, due to both its being an incomplete record, and the possibility of one’s partially developed clairvoyance coloring the interpretation. Pictures from the etheric Akashic Records are more vague and blurred than those from higher levels.

The astral Akashic Records contain the desires and emotional history of the past. Viewing astral records, unlike mental records, involves language difficulties for the viewer. Astral records can appear as a disconnected, and fragmentary series of pictures seen in non-coherent order. On the mental plane, the records are more complete and exact, and can be seen accurately and clearly. With mental plane pictures, the observer not only sees, hears and understands what is said, but also knows the subject’s thoughts and motives.

Viewing the Akashic Records resembles having a picture-record of past events being unrolled before one’s inner eye, with layers of newer records seemingly on top of older ones. On the mental plane, the pictures have the appearance of an endless unified succession of living photographs. The pictures don’t melt into each other, but the action of the reflected figures constantly goes on, like watching actors on a stage. On the Causal plane, the past, present and future can be seen at once.

With development, it is possible to speed up and slow down the rate of pictures, as well as magnify them and hold a specific picture for as long as desired.

Bruce Johnson has over 30 years of study in the fields of Ancient Wisdom and occultism. He has taught classes on a wide range of topics, from Atlantis to mediums to Zoroaster. He is also a Spiritualist minister, with a background in spiritual astrology. He lives in Colorado with his wife and their cat.

by Bob Romero

Be GratefulI wrote an earlier article on how intuition can come through dreams. One of the dreams that I briefly mentioned, was the one where I dream about finding money. I’ve had this dream all throughout my life. I dream that I find piles of coins either on the ground or in vending machines. After putting money in the vending machine, lots of coins would just keep falling into the coin return. It’s like the old slot machines in the casinos when you would hit a jackpot, and the coins would just keep falling. I would always wake up with that great feeling that I would have when I actually found money when I was a kid.

These dreams would prove to be intuitive because soon after, I would receive a raise, or a bonus, or a refund. Perhaps the anticipation of knowing that I was going to receive some extra financial abundance, caused my subconscious to influence my dreams. The funny thing though, was that sometimes it was a surprise, and I didn’t know that it was coming. But, after having this dream, however, I knew that some financial windfall was coming to me and so it was intuitive, and my subconscious was using the law of attraction to make it happen.

The last time I had this dream, I was at a vending machine with my granddaughter and when we put some coins in, all of the coins in the vending machine started dropping into the coin return. After collecting all of the currency, I turned to my granddaughter and said that we were going to call the phone number that was on the vending machine that was there for when there were problems in retrieving the snacks or getting change. I said that we’re going to return the money to the company that owns the machine because it is their money. I woke up feeling good that I had made that decision in my dream.

Then it happened in real life just like I had always dreamed. I was walking by the vending machines for scratch tickets and in the container of the money changer, next to those vending machines, was lots of quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies. The container was about a foot long, six inches wide, and a couple of inches deep and it was completely full. I couldn’t believe it. It was just like in my dreams. There was no one around. I went around the corner to the customer service desk and got the attention of the clerk. I showed it to him, and he said that if I took it, it would be fine, because the money didn’t belong to anyone. He said that he could also put all of it into the donations box. I told him that it was a great idea. So, he scooped it all up and put it into the donations for the poor. When I walked out the store, I felt really good.

So, in my money dream and in real life, what I found was not just money, but my higher self.

Bob Romero has been a diligent student of esoteric spiritual subjects and metaphysics for many years, with a life-long quest for answers. He has submitted new and original articles that focus on life lessons and experiences he wishes to share with our readers and the world.

by Roy Neal

Old Historic Astrologer

We begin the month of April with Mercury retrograde in Aries and a Last Quarter Phase Moon in Capricorn on April 1st. A time of re-evaluation about decisions regarding financial matters and business-related goals is at hand. Mercury will not go direct until April 25th.

Venus begins the month in Pisces but moves into Aries on Thursday, April 4th. Venus in Aries operates very much like a Venus/Mars conjunction. Honesty and assertiveness in our way of relating to others is enhanced during this transit.

The fact that Mars is transiting Pisces during the entire month of April suggests our focus will be on compassionate action. This is the positive expression of Mars in Pisces. Caution should be exercised to avoid scams and cons promoted by people who have little or no integrity and are ignorant of the law of karma. Proactive ways of helping others is favored while Mars is transiting the sign of Pisces. Awareness of the psychological and emotional health and well-being of ourselves and others is enhanced while both Saturn and Mars are in Pisces.

Aries New MoonA New Moon/Solar Eclipse occurs in Aries on Monday, April 8th. New beginnings in our desire to start new projects and take positive action is indicated.

A First Quarter Phase Moon occurs in Cancer on Monday, April 15th. Issues of home, family and emotional security are likely to be in the spotlight. The Sun enters the sign of Taurus on Friday, April 19th. The active and dynamic energy of Aries now shifts into a slower and determined vibration of practical manifestation and stability while the Sun is transiting the sign of Taurus. Taurus is an Earth sign ruled by Venus. It is time to plant your garden and focus on manifesting comfort and financial security.

Jupiter and Uranus form a conjunction in Taurus on Saturday, April 20th. Unexpected opportunities for financial prosperity can easily occur during this conjunction. A song comes to mind: “I give thanks for unexpected blessings already on the way.”

Full Moon in ScorpioA Full Moon occurs in Scorpio on Tuesday, April 23rd. We may have to let go of something we no longer need in order to achieve the greatest amount of personal value. Mercury goes direct on Thursday, April 25th. Important decisions that support our personal experience of healing, transformation and empowerment are likely to become more clear and easily expressed.

Venus enters the sign of Taurus on Monday, April 29th. Last Monday, April 22nd, was Earth Day. This Monday is our day to celebrate our love of the Earth by growing our garden and caring for the land.

To those of us who are attached to the status quo and the emotional security of how things used to be. Be warned, an undercurrent of unexpected change and instability is now the norm while Pluto is transiting the sign of Aquarius.

Roy Neal is a professional astrologer with a private practice in the Denver area. If you would like to know more about how this month impacts you personally, call Roy at 720-962-4633 and schedule an update of your individual birth chart.

ARIES, the ram in 2024
by Roy Neal

Aries The RamMarch 19 to April 20

The Sun enters the zodiac sign of Aries on March 19th. This event signals the beginning of Spring and is known as the Spring Equinox. Aries is a fire sign ruled by the planet Mars. Mars is a planet of action. The Aries person is proactive; they enjoy motivating others and starting new projects.

Josephine Wall AriesAries is the first sign of the zodiac. The Aries person is often a natural leader. The Aries individual is no stranger to conflict and often is the champion of certain causes and policies that they believe in and are willing to fight for; they can be spiritual warriors and are defenders and protectors of people who are vulnerable and not as strong and courageous as they are.

The Aries motto is: “to thine own self be true.” The Aries person is often a shining example of healthy self interest and creative selfishness.

If you want someone who will take the initiative and motivate others to do the same, you would do well to connect with someone who has the Sun, Ascendant, Moon, or other personal planets in the sign of Aries.

Roy Neal is a professional astrologer with a private practice in the Denver area. If you would like to know more about how this month impacts you personally, call Roy at 720-962-4633 and schedule an update of your individual birth chart.