Archive for book review

Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews

Posted in Book Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , on 01/11/2018 by Keona-Mlh

I remember I picked this boo up last year, like in September of so and after reading a few pages I sat it back down. I didn’t want to read another A&P book. And my first thought was this is another damn textbook and I am burnt out from school. But I decided to give it another go after asking my boyfriend which yoga book I should read. He choose this one and I figured, hey, why not give it a shot again. I am glad I did.

I only have a year of A&P under my belt and I did find it a little distracting trying to remember all the medical names of the bones and muscles and tendons in the body, and not to mention the terminology for yoga that I am not really familiar with. But that didn’t deter me, I kept on moving forward, flipping back if I needed to see what a word meant.

What I like about this book is that it goes through a pretty in-depth explanation of all the muscles and how they relate to a particular asana. What this book contains is 276 pages, 11 chapters of anatomy and how it relates to the individuals body and the basic principles behind them. Within the 11 chapters 6 of them are divided by asanas (standing, sitting, kneeling, supine, prone and arm support) which makes it easy for me, personally, to figure out which asanas I want to start with and how to divide them up and combine them on certain days of practice.

With the breakdown of how the muscles act with the body I can understand the positions better, being that I am in the medical field and I always want to have good blood flow to the tissues and the rest of my body this was actual a perfect read for me to start my year off with. I will and can be more mindful of how I stretch and what positions I put my body into. Be more cautious of pulling or pushing myself, and understanding it isn’t about touching my forehead to the floor, but more about giving my spine the stretch that it needs. I can also focus more on my breathing when it comes to certain positions and how to really breathe correctly.

I took quite a few notes from this book, and with a couple weeks practice, I will have a very easy , and body friendly yoga practice that I can commit to and not overdo. I have a tendency to overdo things. A lot lol.  I have always wanted to do yoga and this book was the perfect stepping stone for me to start my practice.

I totally recommend this book if you want to understand how the muscles in your body and bones and breathing work with one another in your different asanas.

5 out of 5

Blood Sorcery Bible Volume I: Rituals in Necromancy by Sorceress Cagliastro, The Necromancer

Posted in Book Reviews with tags , , , , , , on 12/24/2017 by Keona-Mlh

I heard about Sorceress Cagliastro from a podcast that you can listen to right here, Episode 196: Sorceress Cagliastro Discusses Blood Sorcery. It is 54 minutes long and it is a very good interview. That is why I grabbed the book and decided to read it. I feel bad because I had this book for years and never read it until a couple of weeks ago.

There are 43 sections in this book, with 170 pages. It gives you more than enough opportunity to pace yourself and read to certain points without you getting lost or forgetting your place. That I like.

In “The Body Divided: Self Vivisection”, pg 49, I agree with her assessment in how she heals people. She calls them a “realignment, removing facades of humble posturing and humility, and creating a state of desire for more living.” It actually makes sense. When we are hurt we want to be healed so we can get back to our normal state. But when we are fine, healthy as much as can be depending on our situation, what are we healing? Nothing. Just wasting energy, but if you focus on tweaking what is already there for an improve state, not redoing the whole thing, than I am all for it. Hell, tomato, tomat-o. Whatever you want to call it, I agree with her and I am all for it.

What grabbed my attention was her “Thirty Sorcery Events and How to Read The”, pg 55. Here she gives you pointers on how to enhance your abilities, raise passion, deal with stress, curse others and inflict harm. She tells you were to draw the blood fro, and how to use it. I will be experimenting with different sites of blood draw. This is the 2nd time I heard about drawing blood from different spots of your body. Out of the 30 events, 14 resonated with me.

Her “Consumption: The Sex of Blood Sorcery”, pg 78, has some of the best ideas regarding sex magic blood collection. I mean think about it, when you are involved in sex magick for a specific purpose you focus your intent on a specific goal that was agrees upon and when you climax that energy is released to do your will. Well how much more powerful would it be if before that moment of climax (or during the orgasm if you can get it), you were able to harness that blood. Just think of the power that is in that moment of time. And when mixed with the other magician that is one hell of an intent that can be used for a similar ritual, or to redo and strengthen the rite that was just done.

“The Danger of ‘Belief Clutter’ and Apologies”, pg 89, is really a good read. This section is aimed at hose who cam from a previous faith and can’t seem to drop the old thinking for the new, expanding upon ideologies that they are now trying to explore.

“Harvesting the Elixir” pg 105 and all the way up to page 121 is full of good information on how to collect the blood, and how to preserve it and all that jazz. This would be where you would really be jotting down ideas and making side bar comments in the book.

Page 138, “4. Use of Location-A Component Creator” gives you 4 “major” ways of how to connect to strengthen your practice. I mean going to a cemetery is a beautiful idea. A way to get in-tune with the other side of life, to experience the raw emotional power of pain and loss, grief and regret. To connect to the many spirits there watching. Just be wise about it.

Now this little section i enjoyed the most out of the others “Take 21 Days”, pp 143-144. This will help you get into the habit of doing a daily practice, in connecting to that energy all the time. Give you daily things that will help broaden your workings, and improve your resolve on this path. Just write down both pages and keep them with you. It is really solid advice.

These 8 sections spoke out to me out of the others, and i would recommend the book on those 8 sections alone. The rest is up to you to read and see what other gems you can pull out of it.

What’s all written?

Posted in Important Posts with tags , , , on 12/18/2013 by Keona-Mlh

Four book reviews, and I think 11 more to write up. I want to have all the books I have left that are a physical copy to be reviewed by the end of the month. Then after that I can move on to my kindle books and that should take up the year. Seriously I can write two reviews a day and still have some left over. But I will be monitored by what I post and how often.

With my personal blog, a business blog, a group blog, a month newsletter, weekly reports…I’m pretty damn good on writing subjects. Though I have certain focused on each one. It’s a lot, but it will keep me busy. Otherwise I will feel useless and wander the city in a daze.

So I’m going to continue I just needed a break with all the reads. I have two more physical workbooks to read, but they won’t be read by the end of the month. I’m going to finish this book on my kindle tomorrow, write up the review, post another review and being out the first of the two workbooks and read another chapter or two of Metu Neter. Note the book is amazing.

Posted from WordPress for Android

Mental Health @ Home

A safe place to talk openly about mental health & illness

The SnapDragons Lair

The On-going Spiritual Saga of the Witch, Photographer, Artist, and Poet Amorella Moon.

Satan's Den

Theistic Satanism and Demonolatry

The Seven Worlds

A World Divided to Be United

Calling Our Mother's Names

Essays, Research papers, and Musings from a Black Woman and Scholar of Everything

White Shadows

Story of a white pearl that turned to ashes while waiting for a pheonix to be born inside her !

Serenity of the Dark

Occultism, Diviner, Necromancer and So much more