Welcome! Happy Yule, Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanza.
My special guest today is my dear friend, Tina Frisco. You know how you meet someone online and as you get to know them you feel like you’ve known them in real life? That’s how it is for Tina and me. I love her philosophical discussions, and her spiritual advice is the best. I recently read her book, Plateau: Beyond the Trees. You can read my review HERE. I’ve recently grabbed a copy of her new book, Vampyrie. It promises to be an interesting read.
Author, Tina Frisco
“Tina Frisco is an author, singer-songwriter, RN, activist, and student of shamanism. Born in Pennsylvania USA, she attended nursing school in New York and lives in California. She began writing as a young child and received her first guitar at age 14, which launched her passion for music and songwriting. She has performed publicly in many different venues. Her publishing history includes book reviews; essays; articles in the field of medicine; her début novel, PLATEAU; her children’s book, GABBY AND THE QUADS; and her latest novel, VAMPYRIE. She enjoys writing, reading, music, dancing, arts, and crafts, exploring nature, and frequently getting lost in working crossword puzzles.
When all the December 21st, 2012 doomsday documentaries hit the screen, Tina was compelled to write a novel of hope. Thus PLATEAU: Beyond the Trees, Beyond 2012 was born. Is there any hope for humankind? Will love prevail over fear? A young tribal female is unaware she holds the answers to these questions. Her mettle is tested by the cosmic forces that shaped her destiny. She comes face-to-face with fear in a battle that would shrink the will of the most daring warrior. The fate of all beings in the Universe depends on her defeating the bloodthirsty gondrah and unlocking the mystery of the Great Mosaic of Life.
Tina was inspired to write GABBY AND THE QUADS when her niece had quadruplets. A child’s moral compass develops early, and she wanted to write a book that was ethically as well as traditionally educational. Gabby is an only child who is about to become a big sister to quadruplets! How will she handle this? Her parents decide on a unique approach to introduce her to and help her accept this awesome experience. Follow Gabby as she learns all about babies and the joy of loving.
Tina has always been fascinated by the myth of the vampire and often wondered if the phenomenon actually could exist. Her background in medicine led me to speculate about how this might have a basis in reality. If rooted in science, how might this myth come to life? The most likely answer would be as a physical disorder or disease. All this musing gave rise to her latest novel, VAMPYRIE: Origin of the Vampire. What if vampires were not the undead, but rather the dying? What if there were two factions among vampires: the sustained and the unsustainable? And what if those factions were at war with one another over the life of a young woman who promised them a future? VAMPYRIE brings the myth of the vampire into the realm of possibility.”
Now that you’ve met Tina feel free to grab a cup of coffee or tea and get comfortable to read her feature. Today, Tina shares her thoughts about magic and the possibilities that exist for all of us. ❤
By Tina Frisco
Image courtesy of Ningren
When I was a small child, I saw magic everywhere – lights around beings, angels floating atop clouds, tiny winged entities riding the suns illuminating rays. All the Earth was alive, and she spoke to me. I would share this with my parents, and their response was always the same: “Oh, you’re just seeing things.” Of course, I was seeing things! I did not know their perception of life was different from mine. With a wave of the hand, they dismissed my reality. I thought I was defective and began to shut down.
I do not resent my parents’ behavior. They did their best with the knowledge they had. Yet over time and repeated denials, I too dismissed my experience as faulty and unreliable. Believing I was flawed, my ability to see the inherent magic in life disappeared. I became a realist.
In my early thirties, I apprenticed to a medicine woman, and my life began to change once again. Deep within me, I knew that all I had seen and heard as a child was not only valid but also undeniable.
We tend to think that ordinary life is reality, a belief reinforced by unmitigated “reason.” We are taught to look no further than what we see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. We are not encouraged to scrutinize beyond our five senses. This is unfortunate because life is so much more than the realm of the third dimension. String theory had all but proved the existence of dimensions beyond spacetime.
We can explore other planes of existence through practices such as meditation and astral travel. Most of us have had out-of-body experiences; but if they were fleeting or frightening or elusive, we probably discounted them. Yet, they are a vehicle by which to navigate the myriad realms many would call magical, and many more would deny.
I see magic as absolute because it is nonrelative and unquantifiable. It is the infinite cosmos from which our third-dimensional reality is conceived.
Taught to fear what we do not understand – what we cannot see with our physical eyes or touch with our physical hands – we confine our thinking and preclude limitless possibility. As Hamlet said, “Thinking makes it so.” Within our finite view of existence, we refer to the supernatural as magic, when it is merely beyond our understanding.
The good news is: We do not have to comprehend something to accept it as being possible. Once we open our minds to the infinite, magic takes the helm and life becomes an exquisite journey ©
What Is String Theory? http://www.nuclecu.unam.mx/~alberto/physics/string.html
Before attempting astral projection, it is important to know how to protect ourselves while out-of-body. The first article below explains the dangers but also has useful tips for keeping our bodies safe. The second article is a step-by-step guide.
The Dangers of Astral Projection https://www.erinpavlina.com/blog/2006/12/the-dangers-of-astral-projection/
How to Perform Astral Projection https://www.wikihow.com/Perform-Astral-Projection
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Many types of stones and crystals can assist in, enhance, and expedite astral travel.
12+ Of The Best Crystals For Astral Projection Compared http://astralhq.com/astral-projection-crystals/
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Goodreads ~ https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6497599.Tina_Frisco
Radio Interview ~ http://themagichappensnow.com/tell-me-a-story-with-annette-rochelle-aben/
Vampyrie US: https://www.amazon.com/VAMPYRIE-Origin-Vampire-Tina-Frisco-ebook/dp/B01N2UYDG6
Vampyrie UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/VAMPYRIE-Origin-Vampire-Tina-Frisco-ebook/dp/B01N2UYDG6
Plateau US: https://www.amazon.com/Plateau-Beyond-Trees-Tina-Frisco-ebook/dp/B073W789GB
Plateau UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Plateau-Beyond-Trees-Tina-Frisco-ebook/dp/B073W789GB
Gabby and the Quads US: https://www.amazon.com/Gabby-Quads-illustrated-Amy-Tokarczyk-ebook/dp/B00OOQ8JTK
Gabby and the Quads UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gabby-Quads-illustrated-Amy-Tokarczyk-ebook/dp/B00OOQ8JTK
I’m so grateful you stopped by! ❤
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Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Poet who loves crafting paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre flash fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called Tanka Tuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, tanka prose, renga, solo-renga, haibun, cinquain, Etheree, nonet, and shadorma poetry. Colleen's syllabic poetry has appeared in the Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal, and in “Hedgerow, a journal of small poems.” She’s won numerous awards from participating in the Carrot Ranch Rodeo, a yearly flash fiction contest sponsored by carrotranch.com. In 2020, she won first place in the Carrot Ranch Folk Tale or Fable category, with her story called “Why Wolf Howls at the Moon.” Colleen is a Sister of the Fey, where she pursues a pagan path through her writing. When she is not writing, she is reading. She also loves gardening and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art.