Lake Titcaca Newsletter
A Free Metaphysical Newsletter January 2007

2007-Release the Old and Step Out on Faith by J.J. Michael

How A Skeptical Doctor Transformed Into A Soulful Healer by L.S. Fuhrman

Treasurers From the Earth by Jim Heinen

Books for the Body, Mind and Spirit


2007-Release the Old and Step Out on Faith by J.J. Michael

In numerology, nine is the most fascinating number of all the numbers because it is a mystery vibration. It not only contains all the energies of the previous eight numbers but always comes back to itself--for example, 9 x 2=18 and 1+8=9. Metaphysically, the nine generations from Adam to Noah and from Noah to Abraham, listed in the Bible, indicate stages of growth and development.

We are now finishing a nine year cycle that started in 1998,and we will be only five years away from the much anticipated 2012. The year of 2007 will be about us releasing old negative patterns, such as fear, doubt, judgement and jealousy,that have kept us stuck in duality. For example, the old belief pattern or energy form of power and control that manifests war will cease. The war will either abruptly end or be in its final stages. Humanity will free itself from impetuous and ego-driven need to be proven right. However, those who are strong advocates of power and control will not go out without a struggle creating conflict and confusion throughout the year. For 2007, we will be about evolutional growth as a specie.This will be a big year for humanity because the number 9 vibration represents both completion and regeneration.

The true mission of the nine energy will be for us to serve as Divine humanitarians on earth. To do this we have to release negative vibrations and replace them with peace and love. Since we are moving toward a new accelerated time pattern to raise our consciousness, many of us will experience the effects of releasing psychological patterns that held us in bondage. Initially, this will feel confusing and stressful, but as new higher level energy takes over we will feel better.

Global warming will dominate the news because climatic changes will continue to affect our planet and our lives. A grass root movement for environmental changes for the planet will start. Many new religions will spring up as individuals and groups break away from established religions. Spirituality will play a major role in the developmental growth of humankind. Nine is a very spiritual vibration and carries the energy of love and Oneness. Global business transactions will have a strong influence on our economy. We will be very much interested and involved in worldly affairs in a positive way. This is the year of being the "Big Brother" for humanity. The work force will be required to work harder as new or more responsibilities will be added to an already stressed workforce, especially those in the military. Women will demand more equality and men will face emotional issues to learn how to align their feelings and thoughts. Big Brother will be watching us as cameras and other technologies are used to control the masses. The Perfect Day in Nature will be 9/9/2007. A perfect time for releasing and aligning your energies with Nature or God.

I would like to leave you with this thought. In the Book of Revelation there are two numbers whose meanings have caused much discussion. These two numbers, the 666 (6+6+6=18 and 1+8=9) and the 144,000 (1+4+4=9) both vibrate to a 9. The 144,000 were members of the Tribes of Israel. They were referred to as the developed or saved humanity. (Revelations 9:4). The 666, described as the "number of the beast" (Revelations 13:18), refers to humanity functioning at the materialistic unregenerated level. Thus these two numbers mystically refer to the evolution of humanity, either as "lost" (666) or "saved" (144,000). Life is based on numbers. Do you know your numerical blueprint? How to work with your five major numerical vibrations to live in universal harmony?

J.J. Michael is a professional numerologist and intuitive reader. Please contact J.J. at to inquiry about an intuitive numerology reading.


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  • How A Skeptical Doctor Transformed Into A Soulful Healer by L.S. Fuhrman
  • Steven E. Hodes, M.D. is a board certified gastroenterologist with over 25 years private practice based in Edison and Old Bridge New Jersey . He also has a degree in Religious Studies. In addition to his medical practice, he has devoted himself to speaking and writing about metaphysics and healing, with an eye toward helping people regain their health, strength and the ability to explore life’s challenges from a more spiritual perspective.

    As a medical doctor, was it hard for you to reconcile science with the science of the unseen? Actually, at first it was. Science was my paradigm for reality. It was the basis upon which I invested my belief system. My exploration into the paranormal/spiritual began when I was exposed to ordinary/sane/rational individuals who had personal experiences which defied my scientific background. Still, they offered me a form of "evidence" that was compelling and stimulated my curiosity to investigate more.

    Many people think of Metaphysics as being out there. How do you think it affects our every day life? The term metaphysics is often confused with its popular connotation of the magical/occult/paranormal. Metaphysical sections of book stores contribute to this misunderstanding. In actuality, the term refers to a branch of philosophy, derived by the students of Aristotle. It refers to the exploration of the nature of reality. My understanding/interpretation of the term allows for exploration of both science and spirituality as well as philosophy in that they seek to understand the nature of existence itself. There are subdivisions of metaphysics as well. I also believe all human beings, consciously or subconsciously seek answers to the great metaphysical questions of existence.

    Can people get along well in life without this kind of spiritual understanding? Or do you think it is imperative that we awaken to it?I do believe that people can function fairly well as atheists/agnostics. They can be compassionate and moral beings based on their humanistic approach to life. Yet when it comes to the issues of a higher purpose to life's events -- whether people come into our lives for a reason, dealing with the suffering that surrounds us, the notion of a soul and its persistence after death, dealing with the death of loved ones- those who have a deeper spiritual belief system may be able to find a more profound peace and equanimity during their lives.

    Do you think metaphysics makes heartache and suffering any easier to understand? Perhaps when we really allow ourselves to ponder the great questions of existence and seek evidence for their answers, we will find that there is a greater purpose to suffering. Perhaps we will cherish our lives as opportunities to overcome the inevitable pain we find. Perhaps we can convince ourselves that this is one of innumerable lifetimes. This understanding may allow us to experience the pain, not as victims, but as participants in our soul's spiritual journey. Such an attitude will transform the pain of any one lifetime and reduce our individual suffering.

    Does it demystify the universe? That's a great question. Metaphysics actually allows me to 'tolerate' mystery better than I thought I could. We all desire to have our questions answered neatly and understandably. This is unlikely to happen. Albert Einstein wrote about embracing the grand mystery of the universe. He found it to be a great source of energy by which to stimulate his own journey to understanding. Mystics and scientists share this desire to explore mystery while understanding that this will never be accomplished.

    Please elaborate a little on some of the topics explored in your class.Contemporary Metaphysics I explores the relationship between the scientific paradigm for reality which has been in existence since the time of Newton , Galileo and Descartes with the changes that Quantum and Relativity Theory have introduced. The general belief that science and spirituality are incompatible ischallenged by an examination of various topics such as the near-death experience, after-death communication, psychic abilities, the medium experience. The emphasis is on "evidence" provided by an examination of the material. Skepticism is always welcomed as long as it remains open-minded as regards the evidence presented. A medium attends one class and offers short personal readings. Open and frank sharing of deeply held personal paranormal and spiritual experiences are encouraged. The new course Contemporary Metaphysics II will examine the issues of alternative/complementary healing. The mind/body/spirit approach to disease and treatment will be explored as well. Energy and spiritual healing as well as acupuncture will be introduced. A Reiki healer will be invited to the course for discussion and demonstration.

    What makes you believe in the near-death experience?There is actually a large body of literature with extensive research into the Near Death Experience (NDE). I have personally interviewed individuals who have had them as well. There is something extraordinary and deeply spiritual about them and they serve as a focal point for my courses. They lead into discussions of the nature of human consciousness/mind as well as issues of the soul and its persistence after death.

    Can a past life contribute to a current medical condition?--Once again, there is a large body of scientifically conducted, rational and sober research into this exact topic. Dr. Ian Stevenson has devoted his life to the topic of reincarnation and its effect on physical conditions in a present life. There is fascinating evidence to support this claim. Other hypno-therapists such as Brian Weiss, MD, Michael Newton, MD and others have noted psychological carry-over from past lives as well.

    What's the difference between a psychic and a medium?A good question. A psychic claims to be capable of understanding thoughts or events that defy the usual sensory apparatus we all possess. There are a variety of psychic abilities that we discuss in the class and evidence exists that points to the reality of psychic ability in certain individuals. A medium is someone who claims to be able to communicate with souls who have died and crossed- over. As outrageous as this claim seems, I have personally explored this topic and find powerful evidence for its reality. Many psychics possess medium-type abilities and vice versa but this does not always occur.

    Do we all have the ability to tune into our metaphysical universe?I believe that we all have this ability to some degree. As in any other talent such as sports, music, intellect, there is a wide range of natural ability. I do believe, however, that we can all increase our abilities through training and intention. The more we learn and explore, the more we can enhance our lives. That's true of any quest for knowledge or experience.

    Visit Dr. Steven E. Hodes' website at www. meta-

  • Treasurers From the Earth by Jim Heinen
  • Obsidian is a volcanic glass that is formed as molten lava flows over the soil. It is normally black and can have many variations. Volcanic ash can mix with the molten Obsidian to form Snow Flake Obsidian and black Obsidian with white spots. When change is in your life it can bring balance. Meditating with Snow Flake Obsidian can bring deep-rooted negativity to the surface where it can be dealt with and removed. On occasion different minerals of many colors will be trapped in thin layers of Obsidian to form Rainbow Obsidian. This brings calmness and the joy of the rainbow found in all of the vivid colors.

    Obsidian is a very efficient grounding tool and root chakra stone. It is a protective stone. It absorbs negativity and directs it to Mother Earth where it is processed and neutralized. Negativity is a distraction to our mental and physical processes, leading us from the positive direction that we intend to follow. Obsidian removes the chatter that goes on in our thoughts when we become overloaded or overwhelmed. With the chatter removed, we can concentrate on what really matters. Apache Tear Obsidian can be used to remove grief. Indian folklore records the Apache Tears are the tears of the women who mourned the loss of their husbands and sons in battle. They remove our grief leaving peacefulness and acceptance.

    Obsidian is a wizard’s stone. When seeking an answer, gaze into the obsidian for five minutes every day with the question in mind. Within three or four days the answer will manifest in a peaceful manner. Obsidian can be used to restore other crystals and minerals that have been abused, returning to them their former power. Placing the abused crystal in the near proximity with the obsidian for an hour or over- night does this. It is also used to cleanse other crystals before a crystal healing session. This removes any unwanted energies from the healing crystals, unmasking the real healing power of the crystals, like sharpening your tools before an operation

    We have Obsidian, Snow Flake Obsidian and Rainbow Obsidian balls and eggs in stock. If you would like to experience them, call Jim 410-404-9382 for an appointment or send an email to

  • Books for the Body, Mind and Spirit
  • Borysenko, J. A Woman's Book of Life: The Biology, Psychology, and Spirituality of the Feminine Life Cycle
  • Berg, Y. Beyond Blame: A Full Responsibility Approach to Life
  • Byrne, R. The Secret
  • Dyer, W Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling
  • Eker, T. Harv Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
  • Hicks, E. The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent: Living the Art of Allowing
  • Losier, M. Law of Attraction
  • Michael, J.J. Path to Truth: A Spiritual Guide to Higher Consciousness
  • Walsch, D. Home with God: In a Life that Never Ends
  • Don't be Left Out
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    Coming in the Spring of 2007, the second printing of the bestselling novel, Life is Never as It Seems. by J.J. Michael published by Genesis- Press/Kensington. The sequel, It's Not Over Yet, will be released in July of 2007. If you liked psychic fiction then you will love following the family chronicles of Lindy Lee, intuitive and healer. These novels can be appreciated and enjoyed on many levels: historical, metaphyscial, religious and romantic.

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