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March 14, 2004:
Stichomancy; the practice of seeking metaphysical insight by reading a random passage from a book, or, the art of seeking spiritual guidance through the written word. Biblio-Stichomancy is the practice of applying this technique to biblical scripture. With that clarification I would like to expand on this a little bit futher.
Since the time of beginning my journals in 1997 when I first became familiar with this term, I have come to understand a little bit more on exactly what this latent force is and how it works. It basically deals with energy, and with a limited understanding of how energy works and is transferred, than it is easy to begin just how this process works. Everything contains energy. Everything, whether it is in a material manefestation stage or not. Pictures contain energy. Colors contain energy. Written language contains energy. Words, forms, shapes, everything has an energetic frequency and vibration, and depending on ones level of energetic sensitivity (or 'magnetic attraction and retainment which involves training and disipline,) determines to what extent one may or may not be aware on a conscious level of a particular energetic vibration or frequency. Most times, under an avergae rate of energetic awareness and sensitivity, we are not consciously aware of the subtlties of fluctuating energetic frequencys. One of the ways in which one may train oneself to become more sensitive to these vibrations is through the use and practice of following 'synchronicities'. Synchronicity is the process of becoming aware of patterns of 'co-inciding events'. What most people would brush off merely as coincidences. This is due to our very limited understanding of just how energy works and is transferred. Energy is never stagnant. It is constantly flowing, moving, changing, manipulated and being transmuted into one form or another. This is why our energetic life force, or what some may refer to as 'the soul' can never die or cease to exist. It is because it is made up of energy, and energy can never die or be distinguished. It can only be diminished in it's intensity, changed in it's form,...or intention. It is 'thought', that is the motivating factor that drives all energy. All energy, at it's source, is a conscious, living, intelligent life force.
So now, what does all this have to do with Stichomancy, or the art of seeking spiritual guidance from the written word? Well, I would even take this a step further and state that it has even more to do with the practice of 'seeking spiritual guidance' and say that it IS spiritual (That of being IN-SPIRIT) guidance itself of a higher, conscious, intelligent life force....or what one may call 'God', or the source of all conscious life force energy. Time after time again, I have felt 'drawn' to a particular book, verse, movie, picture, whatever the case may be, that resulted in a profound 'coincidence', which of course, is just that on the surface. But through the process of applying and understanding synchronicity, we know that these coincidences are more than just accidents. They are profound, co-inciding events. A time in which a transferrence of energy that is just begging for our recognition of a this conscious living intelligence at work within an energetic vibration, that may be used for anyone that seeks guidance and understanding. If one is trained or attuned enough to pick up on these conscious energetic frequencys, than it is by no accident that the written words, pictures, forms, shapes, colors, seem to 'speak to us'. Becasue that is exactly what they are doing.
With this said, I will continue to elaborate more on the movies and books that I mentioned in my previous posts and delve more into the personal expereinces in which I have had through them over the past few months. These experiences tend to be quite amazing, especially with the understanding of how it works,..and why!
Think about it...how many times has one heard or read about a story when one had been guided or inspired by literature or works of art. How many times, especially when one embarks on a meta-physical, or self actualizing expereince, that books seem to 'leap' off of shelves, or open to particular pages, with seemingly specific information, right before our eyes. If the process of Stichomancy is a very real thing, wouldn't this explain it?
Or is it all still just a bunch of b.s. and 'chance happenings'. Well..lets take it a bit further and do some exploring,..shall we?
To be continued.....