Merlin’s Cloak

Alison JamesArticles

I hope you enjoy this newly created image of Merlin painted by Ariel Churnin (as revealed in my interview video with Al Leone). I think this image captures beautifully the “colorful” side of Merlin’s individuality and flair.  Entitled “Merlin’s Cloak”, … Read More

The Well-Digger’s Daughter

Alison JamesAlisons Commentary

This captivating movie, The Well-Digger’s Daughter, set in Provence, France, is a feast for the eyes and the senses. It tells the story of an eighteen year old who, after her mother’s death, is taking care of her five sisters … Read More

The Restorative Power of Nature

Alison JamesArticles

The sun shining upon your face, the wind blowing through your hair, the ocean lapping at your ankles and the earth beneath your feet; these are elements of nature we know so well that bring us energy, a refreshing, cleansing … Read More

Lady Kuan Shih Yin on Compassion

Alison JamesMessages of Light

“Compassion lives in the heart but seeks its outward expression through your thoughts and actions. Opportunities are close at hand in your daily walk to help those who suffer pain and distress – which may or may not be of … Read More

Fire Opals

Alison JamesMystic Crystal Revelations

Opal is the national gemstone of Australia where it is in abundant supply. Opals are commonly found on other rocks, such as sandstone, rhyolite and basalt, giving it a matrix of varying color. From the word opal we derive the term … Read More

Fire Agates

Alison JamesMystic Crystal Revelations

In absence of a Fire Opal, I recommend a Fire Agate, a form of chalcedony. Fire Agates are formed through volcanic action when hot water, saturated with silica and iron oxide, fills cracks and bubbles in the surrounding rock. These … Read More