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This may be one of the most exciting things Palmistry can teach us. Yes, palmistry can give you a basic outline of events in your life, as well as insights into your character which are probably more useful than any peek into your future.
But more than that, Palmistry shows those who look one of the most important things to know about divination, whether through Palmistry or Tarot or Runes or any other system. No one is particularly surprised when you shuffle a deck of cards to see that they come up in a different configuration than the last time you shuffled. Indeed, when, after a good shuffling, a second reading gives you the same basic message, often with the same cards as the previous one, that seems more unusual than not. But aren’t the lines on your palm static? How could they change any more than the features on your face change? (After all, isn’t the way fingerprints don’t change how they can be used for identification?) But the lines do change.
The lines, as opposed to fingerprints, show the likely path of your life- what illnesses and achievements, meetings and partings, what things will have an impact on you- as well as the way you interact with the world. The Girdle of Venus shows your level of empathy, how developed it is, and how much control you have over it. If you learn to shield yourself from the unwanted intrusion of other’s energy, a broken Empathy line will become complete and strong. Sometime in a matter of weeks or even hours (depending on how quickly you learn to harness your energetic shielding). If you deak with a trauma that is disrupting your ability to cope, your lines show how you have changed your future life, through the changes in your present life.
When people are getting a daunting reading of any sort, it’s time for the reader to remind them that divination shows the most likely direction their life will go if they continue on as they are at the moment of the reading. A good follow-up question would be “what would be the likely result if I did X instead?” but often people don’t think of that or have the opportunity to ask that sort of question. But as a reader, I see it as my goal to empower my clients, so I often show them how the lines in hands change. The lines in babies hands tend to be fairly similar, but as you live, the lines in your dominant hand change as you change your future. I can show people how they have already changed their lives, so they need not fear influences shown in their current reading. The Power is in your hands to change your life- and so are the signs that help you direct those changes.
We are planning to keep the things that we liked, and try to make improvements. (Do use the contact form if you have any suggestions!)
New for 2018:
- ONE form to register and submit classes.
- Meal plan option with more convenient lunch options (stay tuned for details)
- Monthly newsletters
- Seasonal fundraisers
- Restructured Work Exchange program
- Community Samhain Celebration Friday night
- New speakers
- More time to shop
Registration is OPEN!
We opened Earlybird Registration in February at only $44 per person for a Full Conference Pass and we have extended that price through 3/31. (The price will then go up to $55 through 5/31).
In addition, the first 10 vendors who register by 3/5 will be invoiced at $100 for their first table and $50 per each additional table. That is a $50 savings from the full price of $150 plus $75. We have 9 of these spaces left.
The first ten “Vendor Village” vendors, readers, or practitioners to register by 3/5 will be invoiced at $44 instead of $77. There are 6 of these spaces left.
CTCW always celebrates the beginning of the year with super low registration prices.
We are grateful to the amazing vendors who joined us in 2017. We will be reading out to you in a separate email. In the mean time, we will be making improvements that you suggested including:
- Shoppers only pass option
- Combining vendors, readers, and practitioners in the main Ballroom
- Better lighting in the Ballroom
- More dedicated shopping time for the attendees
- Longer vending room hours
- More local advertising
We hope you consider coming back to vend with us. Returning vendors will receive 9% off their table fees.
Class and Presenter Submissions :
We boast the most amazing presenters and speakers!
This year, we invite you to submit your class proposals right on your registration forms. This will streamline the programming selection for us and you won’t have to mess with entering the same information on duplicate forms. Please go to the website or registration form for the details. Remember that for each class we accept, you will receive 25% off your registration fee (calculated from the date you submitted your form)
We also boast the most wonderfully diverse yet respectful panels!
Panels are the bones of the conference where we get to talk to others who may approach spiritual and metaphysical topics from another perspective.
At this point during the planning year, we are calling for panel submissions. Think of topics that you would like to see discussed and discussions that you would like to participate in yourself. We list previous year’s topics on our website, but now is the time to submit your suggestions to us. You can do that here:
Propose Panels HERE
“Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.” Mark Twain
Somethings we want to preserve, but some things it’s very clear that we need to change regularly. In a world that is alive we take in food and put out waste. We take in new ideas and apply them to what we already know, creating new ideas, and rejecting the ones that no longer serve us as well. Sometimes, like a baby having it’s diaper changed, we fuss when someone is forcing a change on us, even when we know it’s going to be better. Perhaps the babies are fussing simply because they don’t like being forced. So when we are changing something that effects many people, perhaps we can remember this and be gentle, helping them to understand the benefits. Then we can all enjoy the change more.
I’d already scheduled this post, but given the shooting on Wednesday, I feel a need to revise, to defend the concept a bit. It would be easy to see “Things happen for a reason” as a platitude or blaming what happened on God or Fate or some divine plan.
Things happen for not just a reason but many reasons. One reason was that the man was angry, and whatever he was angry about, there is no excuse for his killing those students and teachers. I’m sure it didn’t do anything to fix the problems that made him angry. Later many people will try to figure out his motivation, but that’s not why it happened, in either a cosmic sense or a practical one. We are in a high stress, angry culture, and some parts of it encourage violent behavior. Many others do not.
Change is inevitable. Things always change, and we hope that changes will be for the better, not the worse. We do not embrace the terrorism, but we can embrace people helping each other. People are coming together to try to direct change in the right direction. Many people are outraged, and determined to prevent more tragedies like this from happening. Compassion Fatigue is a real thing, but this incident may be the tipping point where people will refuse to simply “think about something else”, and insist on making policies that reflect good research that shows us how to prevent more shooting. Terrorism is always about using other people’s fear to make them do what you want them to do: to move out of your town, or country, to allow you your bigotry, to see how awful conditions are and do something about it. It’s not a good technique, but it is does get our attention.
Climate Change is a change- but people all over the world are working on turning it around. Every news story whether on climate or on terrorism adds figures into existing data and changes the direction of the probabilities we are facing. We don’t ever travel in a direct line. We change our paths. We are creatures of earth and of stardust, of matter and energy, and we are capable of so much! If we decide to use that energy, and our actions to change the world we are in. In every little thing we do, we can make the world a better place. When something awful happens, the best we can do is not accept it, but seize the energy of our outrage and use it to power our will to change the world for the better.