September 28, 2020

Sunday's Road Trip

Yesterday, Sunday, I decided to take a little road trip northwest of here to a place called Thermo Hot Springs.  I can’t remember how I heard about this place, but as I am still fairly new to the area, I am always up for exploring. 

We were having a cold front going through, so the day was breezy and sunny.  The route took me north to Minersville, and then west to the hot springs.  Ideally, the drive is about 60 miles, but that is not how it turned out! 

First of all, Minersville is a small agricultural town not far from the border with Nevada, located in the Great Basin, an extensive flat area punctuated by old volcanic cinder cones and small mountain ranges.  It is quite isolated.  As I passed through town heading west, I started seeing clusters of numerous long narrow buildings spread out in the desert.

The smell was so strong that I had to close the windows on my car.  I had read about this while researching the trip.  These were pig farms!  Pew!!  Luckily, the wind was blowing the smell away from where I was for the rest of the morning. 

I got to the spot that my directions indicated where the hot springs were located, and nothing!  I drove up and down some dirt roads, got out to scan the area, but no luck. Even my Garmin didn’t have a clue!  Here I was, in a very isolated area, and of course, being a Sunday, the roads were pretty empty of drivers.

There was an alternate route back home that involved more dirt road driving, so I decided to give up and return home that way.  As I was crossing some railroad tracks, I saw this sign. 

I drove down a very rutted dirt road for the 3 miles, parked, and got out to hike.

I was on a very shallow and dried up lake bed.  

Every once in a while, small herds of antelope would run by me!

From the description of the hot springs, I knew that they were on a ridge, so I headed over to the closest one to the east.   Even though it was not too hot and there was a stiff breeze blowing, I started to have images of my dried up and mummified body being discovered here at some point in the distant future! 

Clearly, there was some water coming up in several  places at the top of this ridge, as evidenced by the areas of tall grasses, but no hot springs.

So I tramped back over the expanse of the lake bed, and once again headed home. 

As luck would have it, or should I say as synchronicity would have it, as I was approaching a geothermal plant, there was another sign that indicated 1.1 miles to the Thermo Hot Springs on the left!  Success!  Turns out, I was on the right ridge, which is probably a volcanic fault line, but just about 2 miles too far north. Here is the geothermal power plant.

So here are some gorgeous photos of the hot springs. 

Turns out that this is quite a historic place, too.  On October 10, 1776, the Dominguez and Escalante expedition stopped here and made note of this spot in their journals.  This was the expedition that the Spanish sent out from Santa Fe to try to find an overland route to Monterey, California.  Interesting that they also passed through the area where I was living in Colorado! 

After traveling through northern New Mexico, north through Colorado, crossing over to north east Utah and then south, they came to a decision.  After camping south of here, and realizing that there were many more mountain ranges to cross to get the Pacific Ocean, they decided to return to Santa Fe.  Their route took them just south of Cedar City, and very near Zion National Park.

The drive home was uneventful.  I decided to take the same route home, as I was at this point reluctant to do a shorter but more back roads route.  As you can see from the photos, this was not a place to get lost in, especially on a Sunday with very few people out and about. In spite of all of the wandering around, it was a great but exhausting day.

September 26, 2020

Humans Are Psychic

Towards the end of Ingo Swann’s book, “Penetration”, he postulates that all humans are psychic, based on his long history of training “non-psychic” individuals in the art of remote viewing, and also the presence of several “non-psychic” viewers who successfully participated in his viewing of Mars project.  Under the right circumstances, anyone can retrieve information that is generally hidden, whether actually hidden from view, or hidden in the depths of our unconscious mind. 

I have always known that every human possesses intuition and a form of internal guidance, mainly for our survival.  Otherwise we would have been wiped off of the face of the earth long ago.  But why don’t we use that same sense of intuition and guidance in our everyday lives? 

I used to think that the truly psychic individuals were very rare, and had also experienced some sort of trauma early on in life that cracked them open so that they were naturally more open to the unseen world around them.  These traumas might include near death experiences, severe birth complications, repeated sexual abuse at an early age, unconsciousness through drug abuse, accident or illness, etc.  I have known a number of these individuals, and their lives have not been easy. 

But what about the rest of us?  How do we deny our own gifts?  Is it through societal programming, a family that did not accept our observations and stories when we were little, religious upbringing, repression and suppression brought to bear on us in a variety of ways by the powers that be, the fear of being different, or just fear in general of what we are sensing.    

What would it feel like to you if you were more psychic, perceptive, aware, visual, knowing, understanding, and able to communicate with all life forms?  How about if you were able to launch into the great sea of all knowingness, travel at will and exchange communication and information?  I really think that what I am describing is more our natural state than how we are living now. 

Just by reading Ingo’s book, I have sensed myself opening up to more possibilities.  It’s like my radar has been activated and enhanced.  I have recently joined a group called  They run activities dealing with Associative Remote Viewing.  ARV is very much a psychic type of training involving bringing a future result into the present for the purpose of making choices in a variety of endeavors.  Too complicated to explain here, but you can research it on the internet. 

So in the mean time, own your buried psychic gifts and see where that can take you in life. Be open to your true nature and honor that. 

September 20, 2020



We are coming up on the annual Autumnal Equinox here in the northern hemisphere, and the Vernal Equinox for those of you in the southern hemisphere.  The date here will be September 22nd.  The solstices and equinoxes are powerful natural energetic gateways that we can take advantage of 4 times a year, and I encourage you to do so this week if you can. 

I have to say that I miss the fire ceremonies that I held at my house in Colorado for these occasions.  No such opportunity has presented itself here yet, although, as things continue to open up, I am keeping my eyes open for any individual with a suitable property and group to host ceremonies for in the future. 

For me, the equinox is all about balance.  If you are able to do any kind of ceremony on Tuesday, your theme should be about where you are out of balance in any area of your life, be it financial, job related, relationships, health, and of course, your spiritual life.  Also consider the positive shift that will bring you back into balance with these issues.  Here is the link to the bowl burning ceremony that I wrote about in last December’s Solstice blog.  This would need to be done outside, preferably at night, and it is easy enough for anyone to do.  I have been doing my quarterly ceremonies solo and quietly in my back yard, but the bowl burning can be done with a group if you do not have the wherewithal to do a wood fire outside. 

Spend some time contemplating what you would like to release, and what your positive outcome would be, write that down, and burn that list in your ceremony.  Call in and honor the spirits of the natural world in your location, in addition to our Earth Mother, Pachamama, our Father Sun, Inti Tayta, and all of your star brothers and sisters.  Really feel all of the support that you have from these forces in your daily life.  This will also give your ceremony more power to manifest what you are intending. 

I will be outside around 8 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday night, and you are all welcome to join me by tuning in at that time.  Blessed Equinox to you all! 

September 18, 2020

Ingo Swann

I am almost done reading a book by Ingo Swann entitled “Penetration, Special Edition. The Question of Extraterrestrial and Human Telepathy”.  This book was first written by Ingo in 1998, and was republished with some extra information in 2019.  He was known as a famous psychic, renowned artist, and one of the creators of Controlled Remote Viewing along with Russell Targ and Hal Puthoff.  You can read all about him here. 

I had heard about this book during my CRV training, but it had been out of print until last year.  A good deal of this book deals with his perceptions of what is going on with the Moon, but the added chapter, “9”, deals with the “Psychic Probe of Mars”.  All fascinating stuff.  I am particularly interested in why the U.S. and the Soviets both (supposedly) discontinued their missions to the moon after Apollo 17 in 1972.  I have heard rumors that they were warned to never go back, and also rumors that there were 3 more secret moon missions after Apollo 17 that failed.  Ingo details his psychic investigations of the Moon, in addition to a very comprehensive explanation about the whole Moon issue.  There is a lot of evidence going back well over 150 years or so of strange things going on there. 

Several years ago, while I was still living in Colorado, one of the last men on the Moon, Harrison Schmitt, came to our area to give a lecture on his experiences.  Very interesting.  He was a very good speaker, and showed quite a few photos of his moon mission.  What I found interesting at the time was that when he did a Q & A session after his presentation, he only called on some of the children in the audience.  Was he told to do this?  Was this his method of avoiding some of the more confrontational questions that a knowledgeable adult would ask? 

Ingo’s title “Penetration” refers to the ability of one human to penetrate the mind of another through telepathy.  Apparently this is not a skill that the powers that be would like us to develop.  He is referring to government, military, science and the media.  This skill would also enable us to get into the minds of extraterrestrials.  Definitely not what the powers that be would be in favor of, as this might facilitate a back and forth communication between us and them. 

I also found interesting his take on how we humans like to engage with any new and novel concept or experience by relating it to things that we already know.  This may be why people tend to ignore a lot of the intuition that comes to them.  That input either gets ignored because we don’t know what to do with it, or it gets stuffed and reinterpreted into a box of something we are familiar with. Thus the novel information gets lost in the shuffle. 

Right away I saw how this concept was used by Ingo in his creation of CRV.  All of the input received during a session comes from our right brain, intuitive self.  Ideally, it flows into our consciousness and gets written down on paper immediately.  If there is any hesitation, the left brained analytical self gets a hold of it, and tries to put it into a box so it can understand the input.  This is called Analytical Overlay, or AOL, and is generally not considered accurate information for the session, at least in the beginning stages of the viewing. 

Anyway, if you read this book, you can see that Ingo was quite an original thinker with superior critical thinking skills.  I certainly can recommend it also if you are interested in how the colonizing of the Moon agenda just went away! 

September 7, 2020

No Labor on Labor Day


Today is our annual Labor Day holiday here in the US.  It is to honor all of the workers for their labor, and give them a day off.  Of course, nowadays most stores and businesses are open on this day, but a lot of people do have the day off. 

I feel like I have earned a day off!  I have finished my CRV work with Paul Smith, and also spent the last 3 days on line doing an applications RV course taught by Angela Thompson Smith, who happens to be Paul’s ex sister in law.  At the end of this course, the 5 of us students remote viewed an actual real world target, instead of viewing a location based on a photo.  This was great fun, and in addition to myself and a woman from California, we had a student from Greece, one from Australia, and another from Canada.  Because this course was done remotely, these ladies were able to attend.  The course content was the same as if it was taught in person, but obviously the social interaction wasn’t there.  I missed that. 

Today, I hiked a trail that was new to me.  There is a part of Zion National Park that is northwest of the main park, and has a separate entrance that is about 17 miles south of Cedar City right off of the highway.  It is called Kolob Canyons.  For a variety of reasons, even though Zion opened back up quite a while ago, Kolob Canyons finally opened up just 2 weeks ago.  It is a lovely 5 mile out and back drive with several trailheads along the way.  I chose to hike the Taylor Creek trail which is a 5 mile round trip down in a canyon along a creek.  Luckily, I got the last parking spot at the trailhead, but unfortunately, because of the smoke that has been drifting in from the fires in California, it was a hazy day.  All of the red rock formations along the canyon showed up dimmer in my photos, so I will be going back to take more photos when the leaves start to turn, and the day is clear.  For now, enjoy!

Here is one of the old cabins along the trail, the Larson Cabin.

More photos of the trail.

Now I am approaching the fabulous pay off at the end of the trail.
This is called the Double Arch Alcove.  The photo below shows most of it, as it is so huge that it was impossible to get it all into one shot.  I do not have any people in this photo, but if I did, they would be minuscule compared to the vastness of the alcove.  

The whole hike took about 3 1/2 hours, partly because there was a lot of scrambling over rocks and back and forth across the creek, but also because of all of the nice hikers I met along the way who wanted to have conversations.  It was a really nice day off!