Monday, April 30, 2018

PUBLISHED POETRY




    Albany Poets has accepted and published three of my poems on their website. I thought I might share them with you on the blog today, for those of you who are interested in giving them a reed. I hope you will take a look at them and maybe comment on the site and share your thoughts on the pieces. The link to the site is below. Have a blessed day.


https://albanypoets.com/2018/04/three-poems-paul-james-caiden/


Thursday, April 26, 2018

YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND MY SPIRITUAL WORK




    Good morning everyone. Today I would like to ask all of you to please subscribe to my YouTube channel. If you or anyone you know is interested in this sort of content, please do share the link and subscribe. As you have noticed, I have been sharing a lot of videos on the blog. My YouTube channel has become an important part of my spiritual work. In this day and age, voices of reason, logic and balance are much needed in the spiritual community. I sincerely believe that every blog, every video, every spiritual reading that I give, is a seed planted in someone's life that will help someone, somewhere see light in the darkness and even perhaps heal their lives. So if you enjoy this blog and the videos that have been shared here, please subscribe to my YouTube channel and help to further my work to a larger audience with even deeper and more meaningful content. The link to my channel is below, many thanks and blessings to you all.

https://m.youtube.com/user/1967sphinx


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2018!




    Good afternoon everyone, I just thought I would post another blog today and feature my new video that talks about the upcoming 2018 Halloween reboot movie. I've been a fan of the Halloween franchise since I first saw the original Halloween movie when I was 12 years old. There's a lot of hype and mystery around this movie and I'm quite excited to see it this October when it comes out. If any of you are Halloween fans, feel free to join in on the discussion... I thought it would be fun to do a different kind of video now and then. Sometimes you just have to take a breath and keep things light and fun. Blessings to all.


ALIENS, INTERDIMENSIONAL BEINGS AND GOVERNMENT COVER UPS




    I wasn't sure if I was going to post this video on the blog today or not. It is basically a YouTube video addressing another YouTube user who specializes in the subject of ufology. But in the end, I decided to post it because the random viewer can also glean certain information from the video content and hear some of my personal insights and opinions on the subject of UFOs. I hope you enjoy it.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

BEING A RESPONSIBLE GROWNUP, WHAT DOES IT MEAN?




    We've all heard it said, or perhaps we said it a time or to ourselves, " You have to grow up and become a responsible adult." But what does it really mean, to be a responsible adult? And is it something that has become skewed and misrepresented over the generations? I address this topic in my latest video. This one is a little bit more lengthy, but I hope you all view it when you get the chance.


Monday, April 23, 2018

THE DEPTHS OF YOUR OWN SOUL




    You can go to churches, temples and mosques. You may read holy books and gather bits of information about the Divine Spirit from a variety of sources. But the place where you will make the greatest connection, and truly know and commune with God, is in the depths of your own soul. This is the place where you will feel the sacred presence, and have that sense of what is ultimately true.



Thursday, April 19, 2018

ARROGANCE




    Let's talk today about those people who are arrogant, and pumped up on their own ego. Are you one of them, or do you know someone who is? Perhaps this is an attitude, a mindset, a personality and a behavior that we all need to reevaluate in the light of the bigger picture.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

DEPTH OF CONSCIOUSNESS




    I'm on vacation this week, in Kill Devil Hills North Carolina. Blogging may be a bit sparse this week, but I wanted to do this poetry reading while filming the beach. I hope you will enjoy it.


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

CHANGING THE NATURAL CREATION




    In this verse of the Quran, the evil one is speaking and claiming that he will influence mankind to change the natural creation that was set into motion by God. I find this verse interesting because look at the world we live in today: everything is being genetically modified, man is trying to change and influence the weather. And even trying to alter himself in very unnatural ways. There is no limit to what man  is trying to manipulate and control in this Modern Age. These are strange days to be alive in... maybe even prophetic.


LIFE IN OTHER DIMENSIONS




    Is there life in other dimensions? Is heaven another world just beyond the veil of our material reality? Is our place of origin another dimension, and will we return there one day?


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

SEEDS WELL PLANTED




    We can't live our lives in this world in any reckless way that we choose, and not have to answer for our actions. We cannot plant weeds in our garden and expect to reap a harvest of grain. What makes us think that our spiritual eternity is any different?


Monday, April 9, 2018

TRUE TALES OF THE SUPERNATURAL- PART 4




    Video: True tales of the supernatural, Part 4. In this video, I talk about the eerie phenomenon of the shaking bed and more.


Thursday, April 5, 2018

SCIENTIFIC TRUTH, OR JUST UNAWARE?




    In all of my years of research and doing spiritual work, I can certainly attest that the quote below is a definite truth...


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

DOING WHAT REALLY MATTERS





    What's the most important things in life? Is it treating others with love and respect, doing good to our fellow human beings when possible, and living by some semblance of the golden rule... Or, is it the new vehicle you purchased, the work you did in your yard or out in the garage? When the time comes that you leave this world, what do you think will be the things that will matter most then? And when you Ponder this question and come up with the answers, start doing those important things now. Don't wait until it's too late.




Tuesday, April 3, 2018

ACCEPT YOURSELF




     Think about it, everybody has their own strange little behaviors and quirks. Nobody is perfect, and even those who try to be assume a very stiff and unnatural personality. It's amusing how we judge one another and call someone else weird, when we ourselves are just as weird in some aspect of our personal lives. Nobody is perfect, and that's okay. We need to accept others as they are, and also accept ourselves. One person is no better than the next. We are all equals in the sight of God and all of us are in this thing called life together. And yes, we're all a little bit bizarre in our own ways and we all make mistakes. But that is no reason to look down upon ourselves or think we are less than those around us. If you really observe life going on around you, you will find that most of us are more alike then you might have thought we were.


Monday, April 2, 2018

SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS BY AUTHOR LINDSEY DUNCAN




    Today on the blog, I will be hosting author Lindsay Duncan. Her new book Scylla and Charybdis, will be released April 15, 2018. I would like to invite you all to get to know Lindsay as she  she stops by the Mind's Eye today on her blog tour. You can preorder a copy of her book by using the links provided below. And now without further ado, I will turn the blog over to Lindsey:


    Thanks for hosting me!  My name is Lindsey Duncan, and I’m a bundle of creative oddities with a new book, Scylla and Charybdis, forthcoming from Kristell Ink, an imprint of Grimbold Books.  I live outside Cincinnati, Ohio, which is notable for its chili and flying pigs.  My primary occupation is chef / pastry chef, and I’m also a professional performer and teacher of the traditional lever harp – sometimes known as the Celtic harp.  I have two dogs, Bichon Frises (tiny white puffballs with attitude), named Peri and Lexi.  Don’t start me talking about them, because I can turn into that crazy dog-mom.

I’ve been writing since I learned to type and handwrite, probably in that order:  I have memories of working with an old typewriter and, not being a perfect typist (who is?), correcting my typos in-line:  “swrod, I mean sword.”  Early opuses involved talking multicolored sheep, unicorns, and the cast of a castle village.  But I couldn’t tell you why I decided to become a writer, because I honestly don’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be.  It was just something that was.  A fact of my personal universe, if you will.

And it was always fantasy (and later, science fiction).  I suppose that’s true for most kids, but I simply never grew out of it.  I was fascinated by Greek mythology.  I checked D’aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths out of the library until I ran out of renewals, returned it, and then lurked until the librarian had put it back on the shelf only to check it out again.  (At this point, my mother wised up and bought me a copy of the book.)  One of my very first short stories was a retelling of the Pandora myth where Pandora was Barbie.

That brings us to Scylla and Charybdis.  The novel started out as a short story, with the crux being the presentation of two equally unpleasant societies and the question:  which would the protagonist choose?

Now, I’m terrible at titles.  (This is not a digression.)  The method I’ve found works for me is I come up with the title before I start writing, when the story is still an idea.  If I go back when it’s a concrete, completed entity, nothing ever seems right.  For this story, I wanted something on the lines of “a rock and a hard place,” but none of the more familiar metaphors in this vein seemed right.  Devil and the Deep Blue Sea?  Not a big fan of space as nautical metaphor …

My mythological obsession led me to “Scylla and Charybdis.”  In mythology, Scylla and Charybdis are a pair of monsters that rest on either side of the Strait of Messina, in an area so narrow that one is forced to confront one or the other.  Charybdis is usually depicted as a giant whirlpool; Scylla is more human, a woman from the waist up, but below the waist, the rest of her body is formed by a pack of ravening dogs.  (I am not making this up, I swear.)  Perfect title, to my mind.

This decision formed some of the backdrop of the short story.  I gave the denizens of the all-female space station the names of Amazons.  And since I was drawing upon Greek mythology for them, I felt that my male visitor needed a name that also had a callout from another mythology.  That’s how Gwydion got his name, from the Welsh mythos … and later, the (comparatively) more modern Welsh concept of hiraeth would play a role in the novel.

If this doesn’t give you enough of a feel for what Scylla and Charybdis is about, here’s the back-of-book blurb:

Anaea Carlisle, raised on an isolated space station populated solely by women, believes the rest of the universe has been plunged into anarchy and ruin by an alien-engineered disease known as Y-Poisoning.  On a salvage mission, she helps rescue a hypermental named Gwydion who challenges everything she thought she knew.
 
Forced to flee the station with Gwydion, Anaea finds herself in an inexplicable, often hostile world, permanently divided between the Galactic Collective and the Pinnacle Empire.  She longs for some place to call home, but first, she’ll have to survive …

Scylla and Charybdis will be released by Kristell Ink (http://kristell-ink.com/) on April 15, 2018, and can be found on Amazon – for preorder, too! – at this