Sunday, August 25, 2013

Important Announcement!


This will be short and sweet.

The Eclectic Wonderland has a new home in

Nothing has changed except for the new url.

There will be no more posts or replies on this blog as I will be using the new web address.

Hope to see you there!


Friday, August 23, 2013

An Open Apology


Today, I went to some jewelry stores looking for a pentacle charm and as I was asking about it, I noticed the strange look that the employees gave me in each store. Some of them didn't know what I was asking for while the others recommended some other types of charms, like the Star of David, I could tell that they just wanted to make a sale since they didn't know the difference. I wasn't sure if they knew that these symbols were not just "pretty charms" instead of representations of different concepts and beliefs. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Declutter Your Life


These past days I've been feeling uneasy with my living surroundings. Ever since I started this new approach to life in general, I feel like I just have too much going on, not only materialistically speaking but emotionally as well. Have you ever felt like you just need to... declutter your life?



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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

What I'm Looking for in my Spiritual Path


As I venture on the journey of finding my spiritual path, there some standards that should be met by whichever path I choose. Some people might say to just go with the flow and embrace whatever comes to you but I think that sometimes one should at least set certain facts about one's beliefs before jumping into any spiritual path.

Today, I will share some of the things I'm looking for regarding spirituality and beliefs. These are:

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Discovering Pantheism


Today I'm sharing my research on Pantheism

One of my most important beliefs while on this journey is the acknowledgement of nature and the universe. Also, it's important to me that the path I take contains no anthropomorphized separate deities to worship as you would have in traditional religions. The reason why, is that I currently don't associate myself with any specific deity. I don't believe that there is one deity above humanity which we must worship or follow as the one true god. While I was doing my research, I came across the Pantheism term and started studying it.

It happens to combine these two thoughts into one belief, which is the closest I've found to what I believe in. Pantheism is defined as:

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Concept of Spiritual Energy


Energy is one of those concepts that is very broad. There are many forms of energy but this post will concentrate on Spiritual Energy. To begin, let's take a look at the definition of "energy" first:

1 a : dynamic quality <narrative energy>
   b : the capacity of acting or being active <intellectual energy>
   c : a usually positive spiritual force <the energy flowing through all people>
2 : vigorous exertion of power : effort <investing time and energy>
3 : a fundamental entity of nature that is transferred between parts of a system in the production of physical change within the system and usually regarded as the capacity for doing work
4 : usable power (as heat or electricity); also : the resources for producing such power

-Source: Merriam-Webster

As I venture on my journey of searching my spiritual path, I have to readjust and reinvent myself and many concepts that I used to live by or neglect. One of this concepts is Energy. My past religious background did not embrace spiritual energy whatsoever, it just didn't exist. Energy was merely perceived as the scientific aspect and there was no thought or process that involved any other type of it. Now that I'm learning new things as well as experimenting, I find that I have to re-examine the subject and give it a new meaning in my life.

Taking a bit from the definition I provided above, I consider energy in two ways: