Monthly Archives: August 2011

Shamanism: Are miracles of healing true or false?

South Moluccan Shaman exorcising evil spirits occupying children, Buru. 1920. Shamans gain knowledge and the power to heal by entering into the spiritual world or dimension. Most shamans have dreams or visions that tell them certain things. The shaman may … Continue reading

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Arabian Appaloosa Horses

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RabicanoArab.jpg This Arabian horse is a chestnut with a blaze.  He reminds me of my AraAppaloosa, Rocket, who was also a chestnut with a white blaze on his nose. Rocket was 75 percent Arab and 25 percent Appy.  He was … Continue reading

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A Bay Mare

  Baby Doll was a wonderful horse who belonged to my neighbor, a dairy farmer’s daughter. She graciously let me bring Baby up to my place to keep company with Sugar, a paint mare I’d bought.  Sugar was desperately lonely.  … Continue reading

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Horses, Big and Small

http://flickr.com/photos/18087788@N00/95322238.    When I was a girl, I yearned for horses, big or small, bay or chestnut, dapple gray or pink. Eventually I owned three, Baby Doll, Sugar, and Rocket. I’ll post more about them later.   Buy my books! FREE: … Continue reading

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Should you quit your day job?

1184. That’s what I got as a royalty, and actually, I didn’t get it, because the amount has to be over twenty five dollars before the publisher issues a check. Yes, that’s right. I got $11.84 in royalties. So, should … Continue reading

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The Wishing Tradition

At one time there was a chapel opposite St. Michael’s Mount in Cornwall built for pilgrims on their way to to the Mount. I don’t think it exists any more. Old-time pilgrimages ended in the mid-sixteenth century, but here is … Continue reading

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Lenni Lenape Shaman

Lenape Lenape performing traditional dance, dressed as the Mesingoholikan, an incarnation of the spirit who negotiated between people and the spirits of animals they killed, c. 1900. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenni_Lenape In Unexpected Journey, (historical fiction novel–500 pages) Gishuk, who is hoping to … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Melissa Cabrera

Emily’s Shadow is now available as a POD book. So far, the book has got good reviews. I was interviewed by Melissa Cabrera who hosts a funky/interesting website: http://www.werevampsromance.org/ Interview: Melissa: Can you tell us a little about yourself? Christina: … Continue reading

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Marazion

Marazion is another beautiful place in Cornwall, opposite St Michael’s Mount. Its strange name has one odd explanation. Supposedly it commemorates Jewish traders whe came to hold fairs, and to purchase tin. Marazion is supposed to mean Bitter Zion to … Continue reading

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Prefer Paper? Purchase POD of Emily’s Shadow

Review by Melissa Cabrera of http://www.werevampsromance.org/ What a great YA read this was. This book is such a page turner. The characters were well developed and the world in which they were placed was so well described and full of historic … Continue reading

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