Calvin & Hobbes Winter

What's new at!

Well, first off, after spending the ENTIRE summer on medications trying to get myself safe enough for surgery, looks like my hysterectomy will be on October 5th.

For those who've missed the updates, I'm 34 and over Memorial Day weekend, I went into the ER in massive pain, only to discover my uterus is full of tumors. Literally pounds of them. So much in fact, I was unsafe for surgery. I have over $10,000 in hospital bills and trying to raise the final $600 I need for surgery. (Of a total of $2,600 total.)

I've been on UNPAID medical leave this whole time (my last paycheck was June 3rd) so trying to pay my regular bills has been a challenge, let alone raising EXTRA money for surgery.

So here's a look at what's new in my shop. Sales help me with living expenses, medical bills and surgery costs. All the info can be found here.

Even if you can't buy something, just passing on the link in your twitter, facebook, blog, etc. is greatly appreciated!

Thank you for your support!
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PhoenixFire Designs Shop Update

Well, we're about 7 weeks into this unpaid medical leave bit and I'm getting nervous about the ever-decreasing balance in my account. I've been trying to get new items listed inbetween medication side effects, a/c failures and doctor's appointments so I thought I'd profile some of the newer items and available items to help drum up sales and attention to the shop.

All these and many more available in the shop. Remember, I also gladly accept custom orders too! If you have an idea for something or like something but want it changed or something that has previously sold, drop me a note. I'm happy to discuss options with you!

I'd also appreciate anyone passing on my shop link too since the more it gets out there, the more likely I will get sales. More in the works too so keep checking back.

Calvin & Hobbes Winter

Medical Fundraising for Needed Surgery

You can follow the progress of visits, current health, etc on my blog with my hysterectomy tag but this is just a summary of the situation. The full details can also be found here:

Memorial Day Weekend I went into the ER after two days of non-stop severe pain. Many tests and an overnight stay later, it turns out that my uterus is full of tumors.I have multiple softball and multiple baseball sized fibroid tumors and equally large cysts. The total mass is approximately the size of a basketball.

I was on a fast-track for a hysterectomy when my OB/GYN discovered that it was worse then initially believed and I'm too high risk for surgery. High risk is 250 grams of tumors. I'm at over 1,200 grams. I am now on a shot to induce medical menopause in order to attempt to shrink the tumors prior to surgery. The larger the tumors, the more complicated and lengthy the surgery, the more time I will be under anesthesia, the more complications and blood transfusions I will need. So we're trying to get them shrunk at least half.

I work a part-time job that does NOT give me insurance. I also do NOT get paid for any time off period. So I’m already out two weeks of pay with many more to come. (When I do have surgery, I'll be out 4 weeks in unpaid recovery as well.) I have already applied for and been denied financial and medical assistance by the state. I’m asking anyone who can help for your support as a result.

I need a total of $2,600 just to pay my OB/GYN, $1,400 of which must be up front before the surgery. This does NOT include the hospital, anesthesiologist, radiology, etc. It also does NOT include the fees for the office visits and tests pre-op. (I’ve already spend $463 on those as of June 7th)

I have set up a Donation Fund here:

I am also trying to promote my own store front as replacement income during this period:

My friends are also helping me set up a second shop full of donated items. You can find that here:

If you could look around and see if there's something you'd like to buy, pass on my links, donate a hand crafted item, craft supplies or a vintage item for the fundraiser shop or make a donation - any of it would be helpful and appreciated. The more people pass on my information, links and story, the more I can hopefully raise the funds I need.

Thank you for your support!
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Defence for magic

Defense for magic

It has been claimed:
A wizard cannot handle a mirage
a vampire does not have 1

dolfins do not care about theirs.

3 eyed jade dragon on a pillow in a safe guarding a pearl
poor thing
it cannot see the curve..
Or so it is claimed, but does it matter?
After all, some dragons can mimic humen perfectly, are master magicians (&prolly have ~8 chackras)

Unfortunately finns have distinct resemblance to the longbottoms of the Shire, even some of the brahmins of the Indiastreet.

A child often cannot fathom time nor can our dog. a Muggle cannot understand energy. To be honest muggle often does not have really firm grip of 3 dimensions (it moves in ~2+ dimensions not in 4 or more), understands time as a clock, a week, month &year at best, has no financial backbone; to assume such creature would have more then a whim of grasping energy required to perform magic or ability to do so would be ridicilous.

Antimagical thinking
fixated simple rationalism
divine bovine at the top of the foodchain:

"The claim that lions do X-cist is absurd; It is our farts that drive us to run gallop like the wind across the savannah. Lack of consideration &consentration, on the 3 rd hoof, are the reason to see the hallusinations caused by the thin high air, breathable only on gallop, to see "the lions" in the distance; it is only the wind moving through the dry unedible yellow grass." -last words of the wise guru gnu Moo Moo before it was mysteriously ripped to pieces by 5 yellow grass farts moving in the wind...

To see beyond the fireworks.

Some functions of magic may be:
-to do effortlesly
-to try to do or succeed in the improbable
-to amuse &to entertain

Art cannot be comprehended by science. "Wizards power is in the mana &the ability to use it." or maybe it is the bottle, choking the chicken &throwing the c@ to the wall &in the admiring eyes of the children as the bum tumbles down the icy stairs, cursing while falling. "No task is too great if divided in to small jobs" -Henry Ford. Still it impossible to imagine a car from seat &a rim, without prior knowledge.
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Personalized Sterling Silver Pendant - A perfect gift for under $25!

A bird's nest has a lot of symbolic meaning including protection of the young and nurturing new generation and life. A nest is a home and a shelter and a Mother bird dedicates herself to the protection of her precious eggs. This process is celebrated in this piece.

Sterling silver plated wire that is treated to prevent tarnishing is woven to form the nest shape and glass pearls in your choice of color(s) are nestled safely within.

Available for purchase here!

You can choose between 2 and 4 pearl colors in any combination you would like. The first example shows April, May and August and represents my sister, myself and my Mom. The second is a customer's selection and features March, April, October and December.

Ideas for choice? Children's birthstones, grandkids, siblings, parents, friends - any combination that is special to you. Would even make a remembrance or memorial piece for loved ones who have passed.

Plus, your order ships for only $1 in the US!

*Please Note: As glass pearls are completely man-man, they are 100% vegetarian/vegan friendly and a great alternative for those who prefer cruelty-free jewelry options.

Bird Nest Birthstone Pendants HERE and Tree of Life Pendants, Earrings, Bracelets and more also available in the storefront!
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Episode #014 - Magick with Dr. Dean Radin

In the latest episode we learn about the legendary 14th century French alchemist Nicolas Flamel in A Corner in the Occult. Rumors say that Nicholas and his wife were able to turn mercury into gold and as a result of their experiments possibly even created the mystical Elixir of Life providing them both with immortality.

We talk with author and parapsychologist Dr. Dean Radin, senior scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and author of Entangled Minds, Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality. During the course of the interview we talk about the Global Consciousness Project and touch upon what this could mean for the world. We also discuss his experiences as a research scientist and finally how his findings and current understandings relate to the art and practice of magick.

I also read some of the listener messages that I received since the last episode via the show website, podcast alley, and the show network. I even announced a new show contest where one lucky listener will win a copy of Dr. Radin's most recent book Entangled Minds. The drawing for this contest will occur in the next episode and if you are interested in participating be sure to enter by going here. All this and more in this great episode, blessed be and 93!

To message the show please go here.

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