Monday, April 15, 2013

Is Fortune Telling Real? The Straight Scoop on The Spiritual Science of Seeing the Future

How accurate is fortune telling? What does a good fortune teller do? Is it different than psychic ability... or are fortune tellers and psychics really the same? And what should I expect if I seek out a psychic who does future reading, especially if I hear something I DON'T want to know?

The truth is, we get a lot of questions about how fortune telling works, and equally as important... how it differs from traditional precognitive psychic readings, or mediums, or clairvoyant abilities over all.

The fact is - many people use new age jargon or terminology interchangeably. What one may consider a conventional clairvoyant reading... another might classify as fortune telling, depending a bit on their perspective and experience. (although in my own experience, most legitimate and gifted psychics, mediums and spiritual counselors of all types don't really love being referred to as fortune tellers, simply because the connotation can be a bit negative)

In general though, people who do "fortune" type of readings are primarily those that are looking into the future... to divine or determine a likely outcome. Many people who do these style readings also use what are referred to as spiritual props... like crystals, tarot cards and even more esoteric items like ouija (which are often called spirit boards by fortune telling types... and ARE in fact, contrary to a lot of the lure and myth - a cool and non scary way to get entertaining information about future events, before they happen)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Stand Up Comedy - Your First Time on Stage

You think you're a funny guy or girl and you've gathered enough courage to perform on New Talent Night at a local comedy club. How should you prepare to face a room full of strangers and make them laugh?

First, you need your arsenal of funny material. Take time during the day to sit down and write a joke with a simple joke structure. The simplest and most basic form of joke writing is "set up and punchline". "Setting up a joke" is providing basic information about an experience or topic. It establishes a place, a feeling and a presence. The punchline element produces the surprise and the unexpected ending. A genuine surprise elicits laughter from an audience which proves your joke is effective.

Memorize your jokes and rehearse them either mentally or verbally. Create a visual picture in your head of the subject matter and your first jokes will be more easily committed to memory. Continue rehearsing your jokes daily until they can be recited out loud and with confidence. Achieving a relaxed conversational tone will demonstrate command of the stage and put an audience at ease.

Monday, April 1, 2013

How to Write a Joke for Stand Up Comedy

Writing jokes is a business in the world of stand up comedy. The jokes a comedian writes will be most effective if they match his or her character. Developing a comedic personality on stage takes years but in the meantime it is necessary to get a start on that route to funny. Following a simple joke formula is the first step to writing for the comedy stage.

The formula "set up - punchline" is the most reliable comedic equation. It is a wonder that many comedians get so far off base when writing their first jokes. Usually this waywardness occurs because a new comedian usually imitates someone he or she has seen on stage at a concert or on television. What results from imitation is usually a very long and rambling set up and a punchline which is just as long and just as wordy.

An effective exercise for an aspiring comedian who is writing jokes for the first time is to write down all of these rambling words, thoughts and phrases and immediately begin the editing process. One of the hardest exercises is reducing these ideas to two sentences - one sentence for the set up and one sentence for the punchline. The most rewarding part of this type of tight editing is that if your resulting joke is funny, your laughs will come more quickly. A series of one-liner jokes will give you confidence. The laughter will affirm your instincts and give you the confidence to relax and start to write in a style that is comfortable to you.

The Secret Effects of Music

Your life will become a reflection of the type of music you listen to the most.

Imagine yourself walking around your workplace with the lyrics of Kelis's song "I hate you so much right now!" playing in your head phones. You are grooving to it and dancing at your desk really feeling it. You take your headphones off but the song is still repeating in your head and then a co-worker does something that pisses you off. The words to that song will quickly come to mind. If you don't have a high level of self control you may even tell this person how much you hate them out loud. There is a perfectly logical explanation for this.

The Secret is suggestion!

Music is one of the most powerful suggestive tools that exist.

Any marketing professional can tell you how powerful suggestion is. Suggestion directly impacts ones thoughts which in turn impacts how they act. This is why Bank of America spent $1.9 billion on advertising in 2010 according to Business Insider. They also brought in $111.3 billion in revenue that year.

Of course the most effective ad campaigns have music in them. Better yet a smart company pays Drake a few millions to rap about Sprite in one of his songs. Let's talk shortly about the types of suggestion and then we will get back to the powerful role music plays in suggestion.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

3 Ways a Psychic Can Predict Your Future (Without Reading Your Mind)

How do psychics predict the future? How can a good psychic seem to know what happens BEFORE it does? Is it a trick? Cold reading? Mind reading? Or some sort of special gift that only a few people will ever have? Any of these questions sound familiar? In this article we are going to take a quick and easy look at how many gifted psychics, clairvoyants and empaths are able to foresee the future... well in advance. Curious to know more? Continue reading as we take a closer look below.

Filed Under: The Ashkashic Record Philosophy

Essentially, this was popularized by world famous psychic healer Edgar Caycee about 50 years ago, and is an idea that has many deep roots in scientific and spiritual circles alike. (even Carl Jung, the father of modern psychotherapy, taught something similar... that the universe is made up of a collective unconscious, or the history of all past, present and future events that are stored in the universe)

A psychic who focuses on this idea believes that your life is already written so to speak... and that all of the future events in your life are embedded in the fabric of the universe. (and can be seen, read and interpreted by anyone gifted enough to enter the spiritual space where this information, or energy "lives")

While I DO believe in a variation of this idea, I'm not 100% confident that many psychics who practice this type of reading are as good as they believe themselves to be... and are often just guessing, under the guise of doing something more spiritual.

Filed Under: Trance, Lucid or Precognitive Dreams

Many really good psychics will enter an altered state to pick up precognitive information. I've seen it. And done it. And while we don't necessarily understand the way the brain can tune in to future events, it CAN be done. (lots of people talk about quantum entanglement being the key to how future information can actually be accessed in the present, by a highly trained brain... especially by someone gifted in precognition)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Influence Of Astrology In The Life Of People

Based on the position of the planet and the time of birth the astrological science is built. It is considered that according to the planets the personality of the person and the future of the person can be predicted. In several places the influence of astrological science can be perceived. Basically the Indian and the Chinese are prominently following it. In India basically, a horoscope is constructed based on the movement of the planets at the time of birth. The birth chart is prepared first then the study is made to conceive what it says. The person who makes the study is called an astrologer. After studying the chart thoroughly he makes the predictions about the person and his characters. These days several online channels and software are developed. With the help of these tools anybody can prepare their birth chart.

Therefore whichever mode you choose to prepare a birth chart you need your date of birth, year of birth, time of birth and place of birth. With all these key points you can focus on how to develop your birth chart. As all the predictions are based on the birth chart it is essential that a person gives accurate and detailed information while preparing the birth chart. Any changes in this information can bring a lot of difference in the predictions as the entire characteristics might be changed. In the birth chart you would find the planets in different positions. Based on these positions the calculations are made by the astrologer. These planets are read as The sun, The moon, mercury, Venus Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Each planet has a house position according to the zodiac sign. Some of the zodiac signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn, Sagittarius, Aquarius and Pisces.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

You Should Go Hear Some Live Music This Weekend

If you are looking to have a great time this weekend, you may want to consider going to listen to some live music. There are many venues where melodies can be heard on a nightly basis. You do not have to go to an opera house or a rock concert to hear great live music. Many local museums feature great bands a few times a month to allow the public to experience new and interesting sounds. You can also find a local bar that may have a couple of bands playing or maybe just one singer and musician entertaining the crowd. If you are interested in going to listen to a performance, there are a few things that you can do to make sure that your experience is as enjoyable as it can possibly be.

The first thing that you need to do is to look at the website of the venue to see when the performances are held. There are times when the venues offer the shows free of charge, but there are other times when tickets must be purchased in order for you to gain admittance into the show. If you need to buy tickets to get in, it is a good idea to buy them in advance. Many times, the tickets cost more if you buy them at the door and you will have to wait in line to buy them and then wait in line again to get admittance. Many venues allow you to purchase the tickets over the Internet and then print them off at your home. It is a quick and easy way to make sure that you are able to get to hear the performance you want to hear.

How to Tattoo: The Important Decisions You Need to Make Before Getting a Real Tattoo

Tattoos have been around for centuries and have been rapidly growing in popularity over the past few decades. It used to be the sole property of "free spirited" people, bikers and gang members but these days it seems that everyone is seeking to get one. Finding out how to tattoo is always the biggest question. There are ways to do it at home, but most choose a professional tattoo studio. There are certain important factors to consider in finding the right place to go and the right tattoo artist to mark your body forever.

Finding Your Studio

A good tattoo studio will always take the time to answer any of your questions. Schedule a free consultation with an artist and have them provide or point you in the direction of any tattoo information you need. They should be willing to show you the process their studio has in how to tattoo their clients. At any time if you feel the studio is not being upfront with any information or are unable to answer your questions, go to another one.

The modern tattoo studio and working environment should be held to the same levels of cleanliness and hygiene as any doctor's office. So when you go in for your consultation with the artist, make sure to look at their equipment. Today there are numerous courses in sterilization, studio maintenance and first aid. Quality studios will promote these kinds of certificates and training for all employees.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

How Airbrush Tattoos Work

Airbrush tattoos have been around since the late 1990s. First introduced at theme parks and events, they became a new and popular form of temporary body art. Innovation, creativity and appearance provide the artist with a detailed piece of body art that looks like a real tattoo.

They are done using paint on the skin not injected into the skin as are permanent tattoos. They are not dyes like henna tattoos nor are they ink like ball point pen art. They are not glued on like glitter tattoos, they are painted with a special air gun that applies the different colors with a special precision that allows the recipient to easily wash off or keep the body art.

Airbrush Tattoos

Airbrushes themselves are not a new concept and are used for many different purposes. Airbrushes were first created in 1893 and were used for different kinds of art and other hobby projects. They are now used on everything from cars to clothes. With the many advances in airbrushes and paint over the years, they have evolved for use on the skin.

These tools are delicate and require some training, so novices are discouraged from using them without some form of introduction and instruction.

The first step of getting an airbrush tattoo is selecting a design stencil pattern for your tattoo. The professional airbrush artist has many already created stencil designs to select from and some allow you to create your own. Once you select your design, the artist asks you to choose your colors. Some artists limit the number of colors used in the design, while others are more liberal. Keep in mind there may be an extra charge for extra colors. The next step is deciding where you'd like your design. Once these things are all decided, the artist goes to work and creates your beautiful airbrush tattoo. Once the design is completed, artists will apply a thin layer of powder or a finishing spray to help the design last longer.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Body Art Throughout History

Body art has been practiced for many centuries. Permanent and temporary alike, people have adorned their bodies in different ways. Originally for tribal ceremonies and signifying social classes, but has now become common in mainstream culture. There are five main types that have been developed throughout thousands of years.

When did People Begin Tattooing

Tattooing is believed to have started as early as 3300 BC, after being discovered on the famous Ötzi the Iceman mummy in 1991. It was used centuries ago in cultures in China, Japan, India, Egypt, Indonesia, Samoa, Persia, Europe, and New Zealand Māori. It was used in many cultures to signify tribal status and in others used to mark social class such as slaves and criminals. In later years it was used to signify higher social statuses.

In the past 50-100 years, technology has advanced significantly, and it has become more acceptable for ordinary people to have them instead of just aristocracy. It grew in popularity with military men and women that were featured at fairs as the "Tattooed Lady". It then transferred to be done mainly among rock and roll fans, bikers, and gang members as a way to separate themselves from mainstream society.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

History of Tattoos - Ancient Ink

Tattoos are a passionate topic today. People get tattoos for many reasons. Millions of variations have been applied and continue to be fashioned. But tattoos aren't a new craze. The history of tattoos is a novel, not a short story, and they've been here for a long time.

Oetzi The Iceman

Nobody can truly state just when the history of tattoos began. The most ancient recognized tattoo was exposed in 1991. It was found on a mummy named Oetzi, an Iceman dated to be not less than 5300 years old. His tattoos are comprised of horizontal and vertical lines. There is a certain amount of dispute as to the reason the tattoos are there.

Since discovering the remains, researchers have been able to do little but guess that this most primeval form of tattoo was for the purpose of fending off evil spirits, or that it might have been a certain type of rite-of-passage. The most widespread view is that the tattoos were designed for medicinal purposes.

Oetzi's fifty-seven tattoos are positioned on various joints of the body. The notion is that the tattoos were created as a type of acupuncture was applied to relieve tender joints. In the present day, the same locations are used for acupuncture. Additional ideas vary from social standing and ritual markings to ethnic inscription or just preference.