Attracting Stray Spirits: Sandalwood, Frankincense & Myrrh


Anniversary # 18, but at a different restaurant.

Anniversary # 18, but at a different restaurant.

Here is another example of me minding my own business & suddenly, out of nowhere & without warning, weirdness strikes.

My husband & I went to eat at Babin’s, which is a Cajun-style seafood place. Neither of us had ever been there before, but we had been wanting to try it for a long time so with hungry tummies there we were.

Babin’s is a very nice looking establishment, very homey feeling. As soon as we walked in I could just feel the positive energy rush up to greet me. It was a bit, well, weird. Not that I’m unaccustomed to feeling energy in public places (oh heck no, I feel it ALL. THE. TIME & much of the time it’s not good). It’s just very rare for the energy to rush up, get in your face and go, “hi, there!”

I immediately thought, “Oh, ok. There’s a lovely, friendly spirit here. Nice to meet you.”

I could then feel the energy move along with us as we walked further into the restaurant as though it was escorting us inside. There is a long narrow entryway that runs about 60 feet or so before you reach the hostess. Immediately beyond that is one of the most beautiful and inviting waiting areas I have ever seen. There were 3 – 4 small tables with chairs and a running fountain. The floor is flagstone or stone tile and the walls are brick.

Babins' waiting area. Picture from the internet.

Babins’ waiting area. Picture from the internet.

What struck me most as we waited for the young lady to seat us (there was no wait since we went early to dinner so it was just about 5:00 PM) was the lovely scent of incense that wafted in the waiting area. I even remarked on it to my husband and the young lady who seated us.

I guess I should have figured something wasn’t quite right when she and my husband both gave me a strange look. In my line of work you get used to that out in public or among extended family so I’m forever discounting it. I went into automatic “ignore” mode so thought nothing of their attitude – until the next day, that is.

We had a lovely dinner. The food was awesome. Our server Trevor was great, very friendly and he and my husband hit it off immediately. My husband was wearing one of his Arizona Cardinals football jerseys & Trevor just happened to be a fan. They had the nerve to talk football at the table for a good 5 minutes. FIVE MINUTES. I kid you not! No, I am not a football fan unless you happen to be a Northwestern Wildcat. Love my Wildcats!

Once dinner was over we took the same route we had into the restaurant. As we walked through the waiting area once again I could smell the incense. I said to my husband, “isn’t that a lovely smell? It’s a mixture of sandalwood, frankincense and myrrh.” Once again I got the “weird” look and no comment. That’s my husband for you. I’m used to that.

Fast forward to a few hours later and it’s bedtime. I’m in my bathroom getting ready for bed when suddenly –

… *** sniff ***  … *** sniff *** …

What IS that?

Why, it just happens to be incense!

You figure in my house, that’s normal, BUT, only in the mornings. You see, my husband is allergic so I never can burn incense later in the day because if it’s lingering in the air all he does all evening long is sneeze his poor head off. So when I use it I’m sure it’s out by noon, then he has no issues.

I do not keep candles in the bathroom and the scent came upon me suddenly so I can say it wasn’t any soap, shampoo, body powder, or any other scented item we have in the bathroom. It just seemed to waft in through the bathroom door.

I didn’t think much of it at first, to be honest. I was tired and wanted to go to sleep, so we went to sleep.

I awoke at around my usual time to use the restroom. Once you get older you can forget about making it through the entire night, I guess.

As I walked to the toilet again, I could smell the same lovely scent of incense I had smelled in the restaurant. I took a quick mental inventory and realized that the incense I had burned earlier that day was rose. That did not smell anything like what I was currently smelling in my bathroom.

I returned to bed wondering if I had somehow picked up a new “friend.”

It happens.

I go places and spirits can sense that I can feel their presence so they will sometimes come home with me. Most of the time they visit for the rest of the day, then they leave. In all cases these have been positive spirits because I have myself under protection at all times to keep the nasties away so I never worry about picking up something negative and bringing it home.

The next day I wake up (obviously), get ready for my day, have some breakfast, then head for my computer to work on a reading for a client. I have yet to burn any incense and really that day – since I did not have any spells to perform for clients – I had no intention of burning any incense. Suddenly, there it was again. The same delightful mix of sandalwood, frankincense & myrrh!

I walked out of my office and downstairs to get a glass of water and the scent followed me. I went back upstairs and quickly ran back into my office and took a good sniff. I could smell a candle I had burning, but there was no other scent other than the nice smell my office always has due to the candles, oils & herbs I store.

As I sat down in my computer chair suddenly the incense scent was back and it wafted all around me. I was then positive I had a visitor and that it was the energy from the restaurant.

So, I asked it, “what’s your name?”

I did not receive a verbal response other than I could sense laughter, as though the entity was amused it was being directly addressed.

Then I asked, “what do you want?”

Again, no verbal response, but this time I sensed a “swoosh” or wave of energy toward me that hit me all along my back. The most accurate comparison I can make is that it felt like when a child runs up behind you and throws their arms around you in a great big bear hug.

I smelled the incense for the rest of that day, the next, and the day after. My husband could never smell it though he was often in the same room with me when I was able to smell it. I would ask him, “you can’t smell that? It’s so strong!” His reply was, “you need to call the doctor if you’re having phantom smells. You might be stroking out!”

Yes, he’s very helpful that nonbeliever husband of mine.

I never heard or saw any paranormal activity other than the scent and the sensation of being hugged or rushed by energy every once in a while. It always felt nice, welcoming, and friendly so I was never worried.

It took three and a half days for the incense smell to completely leave me; however, every once in a while I will get a nice whiff of it.

Me at Iao Valley State Park, Maui, Hawaii. Nashia is standing behind me, slightly to my left.

Me at Iao Valley State Park, Maui, Hawaii. Nashia is standing behind me, slightly to my left.

I’m not sure what type of entity was hanging out at Babin’s and then decided to follow me home, but it’s not the first time. The most notable time was when my husband and I visited Iao Valley on the Hawaiian Island of Maui in 2011. I met a lovely spirit there by the name of Nashia who asked permission of the spirits of the land there to come home with me. Permission was granted and she has been one of my spirit guides ever since.

I have no idea if this entity will come and go, but as I conclude this blog post you have ONE guess as to what I’m smelling right this minute!

Yep! You guessed it!

Sandalwood, frankincense, & myrrh!

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~ Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

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Photographic Anomalies in Anniversary Pictures


Minding my own business is usually when weird things occur. This is just one of those things that happen to me that I file under “weird things in Nefer’s life.” That file is pretty close to bursting by now.

Case in point, my 21st anniversary back on May 22nd. There we were minding our own business & taking some pictures when – little did we know – some weird stuff was going on.

Photo 1. Unaltered. My husband & I on our 21st anniversary, 2015.

Photo 1. Unaltered. My husband & I on our 21st anniversary, 2015.

The photo in front of our mantle at home was taken by our 16 year old daughter using my iPhone6. My phone’s camera gets a heavy workout because I’m always taking pictures of the cat, the dog, artwork, readings, and so on. It has never had any issues and all the pictures always looked completely normal.

Sometimes a picture will be a bit askew so I will pop them into Windows Picture Gallery to correct the slant. Then I will put them into Photoshop if I’m going to meme them, crop or whatever. So, here is the pic untouched as my daughter took it, straight from my phone.

Nice pic, right? Ahem.

Now, look at the SAME picture after I have uploaded it to my computer and straightened it using Windows Picture Gallery.

Photo 2: Straightened & Auto-Adjusted copy of Photo 1.

Photo 2: Straightened & Auto-Adjusted copy of Photo 1.

The picture is now straighter, but what I’d like to know is what is that weird wavy-looking “energy” or “squiggles” around us? Also, note how some of it is rising up from the statues on the mantle behind us. The statues now also have white shadows. Also note I have more of the energy around my body than my husband does.

A brief word about our mantle and the wall décor hanging above it. All of those items were gifts over the years to me from my parents. Both of my parents are now deceased.

I am now left to wonder 4 things:

Does the camera in my phone have a problem? I have uploaded & corrected other pictures and have not seen this effect in any of them so I think this can be ruled out.

Did the phone camera actually pick up on some weird anomaly? Perhaps.  What do you photo experts and photographers think? I’m very interested in your opinion.

If it is paranormal, that raises two additional questions. Where did the energy come from? Is it from the statues of the Egyptian deities behind us on the mantle as They extend a special blessing to us on our anniversary? Or, does the energy come from my parents also being perhaps present in the photo and the camera somehow picked up on their energy – which would also explain why most of the energy is around me and not my husband. Conversely, if it is a blessing from the gods, as I am Their priestess, that would also explain why there is more visible energy around me than my husband.

I also took the photos below at Longhorn Steakhouse where we went for our anniversary dinner. I apologize to all the foodies that I failed to photograph our main entrees. Stuart had the prime rib and I had the lamb chops (they were to die for & just melted in my mouth!). For dessert we had the sampler photographed here.

Original photo, unaltered.

Original photo, unaltered.

Same photo of the dessert sampler, auto-adjusted.

Same photo of the dessert sampler, auto-adjusted.

Once I saw what happened to the photo of us in front of the mantle I also put the food pictures into Windows Picture Gallery and then put them into Photoshop. I could see the same effect around the dessert sampler, but only after I had run Auto-Adjust on the photo. Looking at the original there is NO indication to the naked eye that anything strange may be occurring. The effect that was produced (or discovered?) when using Auto-Adjust makes the dessert sampler look like it was photographed under water with light coming in from the surface creating a nice rippled effect. Someone needs to invent a filter like this, if one doesn’t already exist. I assure you, I did not use a filter on these photos.

I’ve had one photography friend suggest this is steam from the coffee (located in the far upper left-hand corner, but barely visible & though it’s the same photo I did slightly crop it, but only after I realized an anomaly was present) and the cobbler on the center of the dessert tray. We began eating the dessert the second after I took the pictures and I can tell you the cobbler, though warm, was not hot. The other 2 desserts to either side were both cold desserts. Therefore, I do not think this was steam, but I can’t rule it out 100%. Also, at home standing in front of our mantle the fireplace was not lit so one cannot say that is steam in that picture.

Original, unaltered photobomb of the dessert sampler.

Original, unaltered photobomb of the dessert sampler.

Here are two more photos of the dessert sampler. They are identical except the second has been run through Auto-Adjust. This was actually the first photo I took, but due to my crazy husband photobombing it, I took a second photo, which you have just seen. As you can see from these two photos, in the original there is no anomaly, while in the second it is quite visible after being run through Auto-Adjust. Also note how there is NO energy or anomaly around my husband’s face or head.

Auto-adjusted photobomb of dessert with anomaly.

Auto-adjusted photobomb of dessert with anomaly.

Something of importance I’d like to point out is this: whenever we go to eat out we never know who is preparing our food, what sort of mood they are in, or the overall energy of the place. So as our food arrives at the table I always give it a burst of Reiki energy intended to clear it of other energies & also to bless it. Could this be a photograph of Reiki energy? That would explain why the energy is only around the food and not around my husband.

Another photography friend of mine, Kort Kramer, had this to say after he kindly examined my photos:

All that I can say is that I’ve seen similar things when I run Auto Levels in Photoshop or do the auto correct in iPhoto, though not so extreme. As I am sure you gather, Auto Adjust type actions will run a number of filters on an image to hopefully make it look better. I actually like your originals, and don’t see any sign of the “ghosting” in them. The fact that it does a set of adjustment opens the door to sometimes getting unusual effects when these filters combine. I see that it also altered the angle of the photos as well, which when combined with certain filters might explain the odd outlines. 

“So I guess I am saying that I’d put my money on saying the filter caused the odd effect. But I can’t be sure. But the fact that I don’t see an indication of them in the “raw” photo nudges me in that direction. Or you captured some Reiki energy that wouldn’t have been normally visible. I could go either way.

Since taking these pictures I have used my iPhone at the same time of day & under the same lighting conditions to take photos of my family in front of the mantle. I then ran the pictures through Windows Photo Gallery and used the same auto adjust on each of them. The weird effect is not visible in any of the photos. We have since gone out to eat again, and though it was a different restaurant we had a combination of hot and cold dishes on the table. I took several pictures to see if when I used the auto adjust if the “steam” would reappear. It did not.

I leave it open to discussion. Please feel free to comment here or tweet at me or post your opinion to my timeline on Facebook. I thought this was interesting and wanted to share. Hopefully, my camera on my phone is fine. I have not seen this anomaly occur in any other photos I’ve taken with it before or since.

Next Post: more weirdness in my life. I went to another restaurant on Father’s Day, & once again while minding my own business, I came home with an unexpected “friend.”

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The Psychic Workbook: review


The Psychic Workbook, by Karen Fox, PhD., Schiffer Books 2015. 223 pages. 8 1/2 x 11″, PB. $24.99.

Psychic Workbook

“Being psychic is a learned skill.” (page 4, emphasis mine)

I rarely pick up a book & then can’t put it down. The Psychic Workbook is on of those rare books that is not only well-written, but it is highly informative and helpful. Anyone who wishes to work on developing their intuition and psychic abilities more fully will find this book to be one of the most useful titles ever written on the subject.

The book begins by identifying the “clairs” (clairaudience, clairsentience, clairvoyance, claircognizance, and even clairalience and Psychic workbook pageclairgustance), which are classifications of various types of psychic ability. The author then focuses on short exercises that help you to identify the clairs that are the strongest for you. Once you have done that, the rest of the book is filled with numerous exercises for you to do in order to develop your strongest clairs more fully AND to also focus on developing the other clairs.

Exercises range in length from short to those that require perhaps up to 20 minutes to complete, and everywhere in between. What I particularly appreciate about The Psychic Workbook is that the author provides ample space within the pages not only to record all of your answers to the questions contained within the exercises, but there are always psychic workbook page 2several pages of lined blank paper at the end of every chapter where you can record your own observations. This is really nice because then you’re not required to purchase a journal, unless you are addicted to journals like I am.

The Psychic Workbook is well-written and easy to understand and does not leave the reader feeling like an authority from on high is talking down to them (a personal pet peeve I have with many books of this nature). Instead, the tone of the book focuses on an attitude of “try this, you might like it; and if not, simply move on to something else.” Don’t feel you MUST complete EVERY exercise in the order in which it is presented. I skipped around in the book and did those exercises that interested me the most and this approach worked out just fine for me. If you want to carry out each exercise in order, of course there isn’t anything wrong with that approach either. Many people, when they are faced with a book that contains exercises have terrible flashbacks to school and having to complete all exercises within a chapter in order to be tested on the material at the conclusion of the chapter. This book is nice and friendly. I doubt very much that you will experience any unpleasant school-related flashbacks. In fact, had my schoolbooks been more like this one I may have enjoyed school even more so than what I actually did. I loved school simply because I love the process of learning new things.

Chapter headings are as follows:

  1.  So You Have a Hunch: What IS Psychic Ability & Do You Have It?
  2. Getting Started: Know Your Psychic Sense
  3. Meet the “Clairs”: Components of your Psychic Sense
  4. It’s Easier Than You Think: 7 Approaches to Psychic Development
  5. Getting Unstuck: Create the “Package” For Your Psychic Abilities
  6. It’s There When You Need It: Using Your Psychic Ability in Everyday Life
  7. Your Next Step: The Final Frontier is Not Space (Sorry, Star Trek)

The final chapter title made me laugh.

The author, Dr. Karen Fox, is a professional psychic medium, medical intuitive and psychic educator with over 30 years teaching experience. She currently teaches at the Aspen Program for Psychic Development in Denver, Colorado. She is educated in the formation and organization of curriculum and this is very apparent throughout The Psychic Workbook. The book reads like a course book from start to finish. Exercises are well organized, to the point, and all are very helpful.

The Psychic Workbook will appeal to anyone who has ever had an intuitive hunch and who is interested in developing their intuition further. The Psychic Workbook would also be of interest to those of us already psychic in one or two areas, but may want to train ourselves to develop skills in other areas of psychic development. The Psychic Workbook will appeal to newbies as well as seasoned psychic professionals and I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

Next Post: anniversary pictures displaying some weird energy or maybe just a badly screwed up phone camera (though it’s taken great pictures since). Debunkers are welcome.

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What I Believe & Why I Believe It


The God & Goddess cards from "The Egyptian Lenormand" copyright Nefer Khepri & Schiffer Books, 2015

The God & Goddess cards from “The Egyptian Lenormand” copyright Nefer Khepri & Schiffer Books, 2015

What do I believe in? I get asked that question often by friends, family, clients, so I thought I’d explain a bit here.

Firstly, I believe in treating everyone as you yourself wish to be treated. I live by the Golden Rule. When someone doesn’t treat me as I treat them that’s when I walk away. We all have our own paths to walk & I never attempt to change another person. I figure they are the way they are because they need to attract certain lessons into their lives. So be it. I move on. I value myself too much to remain in a relationship where the other person is not treating me in the same manner I treat them.

My mom taught me this lesson, one of the most important lessons I have ever learned.

Secondly, I believe in what many consider to be the unseen world (note: unseen does NOT equal unreal). I believe in fairies, ghosts/spirits, angels, and the reality and power of the Egyptian gods. These are the reasons why.

I was raised Catholic & attended church fairly regularly from birth until the age of 14 when I was confirmed in the faith. I could see fairies in our backyard since I was a small child & I grew up with a playmate named George who was not imaginary. He was the ghost of a little boy from the 1920s, the reality of which was validated when a psychic lady came to visit my parents one day & saw him. She described George exactly as I had alway seen him, freaking out both my parents.

I grew up with a tremendous love & respect for Jesus Christ, for the great Teacher & Healer he was/is, and I firmly believe the time He walked this planet He was God Incarnate. When I was 9 I was in the hospital with a severe case of gastric enteritis. I saw Christ walk into my room. He sat on the edge of my bed and without saying a word He placed his left hand on my abdomen. The discomfort immediately left me as He gazed into my eyes. My entire body filled with a peaceful warmth I have never felt since. The next morning the doctor could not explain the reason I was suddenly perfectly fine. I insisted to everyone Christ had visited me and that during that visit He healed me. Unbeknownst to me at the time our family doctor was Jewish. He later converted to Christianity and would often say my experience was his inspiration.

Despite my strong faith and beliefs, I walked out of church  on my confirmation day, turned around & informed a very shocked godmother & parents that I would not be returning to the Catholic Church – ever. I had done all that was required of me. I did not believe in how the Church ran things, so I would not be returning.

It was then that I embarked upon my spiritual journey.

Wicca book coverDuring my senior year in high school I read the first of 2 books that changed my life: Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner, by Scott Cunningham. I began practicing Wicca in 1980 & tried for several years to forge a relationship with the Egyptian deities, but They wouldn’t have me. I was told I wasn’t “ready.” Whatever “ready” was, I wasn’t it. I thought I was ready, I felt ready, but … In the meantime I worked with the Celtic pantheon, mainly the goddess Brigit. I was happy, but not completely spiritually fulfilled.

I have been drawn to ancient Egypt ever since I can remember. It was my love of Egyptian civilization that made me decide at the age of 9 to become an archaeologist after seeing the movie The Mummy, starring Boris Karloff.  (A lot happened to me when I was 9 & that year was a major turning point in my life.) Coincidentally or not, this occurred a couple of weeks after I had been released from the hospital. After 3 universities and 3 degrees I became an academically trained archaeologist with a doctorate. At a far earlier age (2) I also became an artist & most of what I drew during the ensuing years was Egyptian-inspired.

Sixteen years later in 1996 during my Reiki master-teacher attunement I saw Isis herself in a vision. It would be the first of many times I would be blessed with a vision of Her. She said only 3 words to me:

“You are ready.”

I knew immediately what She meant & that began a spiritual odyssey that continues to this day.

Fingerprints of GodsIt was a day or so after that when I began reading the second book that would alter my life, The Fingerprints of the Gods, by Graham Hancock. I read that book with the academically instructed mind of an archaeologist, but I came away with a very changed mind and fully realized that academia and mainstream science had much of it wrong where it comes to the ancient history of our planet.

A year later in mid-1997 I was receiving a healing from a friend and colleague. As she worked on me I slipped into a vision. I was in an underground cavern lit by some mysterious light source. There were stalagmites of various colors everywhere. I could see a large pool of water and in the center of the pool was a single column of what looked like pure quartz crystal that has been carved to strongly resemble an ionic Greek pillar. On top of the pillar was an amethyst crystal skull. I could see a white chevron in the center of the skull.

That white chevron is important.

amethyst crystal skullThe crystal skull spoke to me telepathically and relayed a message that completely changed the course of my life. I received validation that my chosen path of academia, the one I had worked so hard to embark upon and to remain upon, was NOT the path for me at all. And so, like the day I left the Catholic Church, I left my academic path and have never looked back.

After the amethyst crystal skull relayed its message to me the vision then changed. I was suddenly in a desert. A ten foot tall angel appeared in front of me, opened his right hand and within it  revealed a strong and steady flame. He was the first angel I ever saw, but not the last. This angel told me telepathically that the flame would guide me where I needed to go next “in order to complete the process that had begun.” I figured the angel was referring to my visit to the cavern and the message from the amethyst crystal skull that still had my head reeling.

The angel took me by the hand and we flew up into the sky and across a vast desert. Once I saw the Giza Plateau on the horizon I knew the desert was the Sahara and that I had astral travelled to north Africa, and specifically to Egypt.

What happened next in a hidden chamber beneath the Great Pyramid is discussed in another blog post here. I suggest you read that once you’ve finished with this blog post.

amethyst with chevronAs to the importance of the white chevron, that very same day I had this vision while a friend gave me a healing session, a shipment of rocks & crystals arrived at the new age shop where I worked at the time. I was basically the assistant manager and it was part of my job to process incoming orders. As I looked through all the pretty stones I was drawn to the amethyst not only because of the vision I had just experienced, but because purple has always been my favorite color; and, amethyst had been my mother’s birthstone.

I found an amethyst that contained a white chevon, much like the cheron that had been inside the amethyst crystal skull that had just been speaking to me in the vision. I purchased that amethyst for myself and for the past 18 years it has been a treasured part of my stone and crystal collection. More on the chevron at the conclusion of this blog post.

As to who or what the Egyptian gods and goddesses are, or were, well, it’s ARE – present tense. They never “went” anywhere, They are not gone nor are They dead.  In fact, they are quite lively & wish only to help humankind spiritually evolve & “come into their own,” as they so often say to me.

Sirius Dog Star & OrionAs to where they came from, the ancient Egyptians long focused on the star Sothis (known to us as Sirius, the Dog Star) & its relation to the constellation of Osiris (known to us as the constellation of Orion) and the 3 stars of Orion’s belt, especially the central star. By the way, the Classic Maya civilization that I studied for my doctorate were also fascinated with that exact same star & believed that the god, First Father, came from that star. Coincidence? I don’t believe in coincidences, do you?.

In many channeling sessions over the years the gods have told me their physical home was that central star. They came to earth to teach & to heal. They have been to many other planets with intelligent life spreading their philosophy throughout innumerable galaxies, thus giving birth to countless religions, philosophies, and healing modalities. They would be considered extraterrestrials were they to visit earth today. Back then they were seen as Gods among men, & so They were. Great teachers. Great healers.

They still live today. They are immortal. They are powerful. They are loving and compassionate. They are approachable.

They still communicate with us if we would only listen, & they still wish to help us. For a brief time they were unwilling to have anything else to do with us humans, but something happened. I don’t know if it was the Sixties, or the advent of the Age of Aquarius, or maybe some astrological alignment they were waiting for, but the gods are ready now to help us advance along our path of spiritual evolution and enlightenment.

They ask two seemingly simple things of each of us.

Have a willing heart and an open mind.

Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Is it as simple as it sounds, though?

When you have what the gods term “a willing heart,” this means you are fully ready and willing to accept Them into your life. Once you allow the gods to enter your heart They also enter your psyche. Very deep changes occur on the soul level. Your perception expands. Your outlook on life is forever altered. Many aren’t ready for that. If you THINK you are ready, but you really aren’t, the gods will know and you will receive a sign accordingly.

If your heart is willing, what about your mind? Do you have what They would term an “open” mind?

By “open” the gods mean that you are not viewing Them from within the dogmatic construct of your own religious or spiritual upbringing. You are accepting the gods on THEIR terms, not yours, and not your religion’s, whatever that may be. The gods will also know if your mind is “open” and therefore willing to accept Them in Their True Form.

The process by which you accept the gods into your life will be discussed in a future blog post since I’m approaching 2,000 words with this post. Meanwhile, going back over all the things that happened to me when I was 9 that shaped the person I am today, there was one other event and it all has come full circle today while typing this post, thus validating to me the timeliness of sharing this information with you today.

When I was 9 I went on a class trip to the Sears Tower in Chicago. I purchased a stone display board on which had been glued the raw and polished versions of several stones, one of which was – yes – amethyst. My favorite. And yes, that is the reason I bought the display item in the first place. It hung on my bedroom wall until I graduated college and went off to grad school.

I packed the item away and did not take it out again until my daughter was in the third grade. She had to use it for some class presentation so I dug it out and allowed her to borrow it, but somehow it ended up never returning to me. I didn’t miss it. In fact, I have not given it a single thought – until today, that is.

As I was typing this blog post my daughter came into my office gleefully exclaiming she was cleaning her room, which about gave me a heart attack. My daughter cleaning? What was WRONG with her? She later returned saying, “Mom, look at what I found in my bookcase. Do you remember this?”

She handed me the cardboard with the stones still glued to it. The item I bought during my pivotal ninth year of life. The year I met Christ face to face & was healed. The year I decided to become an archaeologist. The year I fell and badly injured my left knee that resulted in a 39-year chronic condition. The year I set out on what was to evolve into my true life path and purpose.

me and my rocks 2015It’s all come full circle now. Here I am holding that cardboard with those stones glued to it that a 9-year-old aspiring archaeologist bought for $3.00 on a school field trip to the Sears Tower.

Is it a coincidence that today of ALL days my daughter decided to clean her room, find this card of stones and give it back to me as I typed this blog post? Is it also a coincidence that I decided to google “amethyst crystal skull” to look for an image to use for this post and I found one for sale that just happens to contain a white chevron (and yes, I purchased it immediately and had massive chills doing so!)?

I don’t believe in coincidences. Do you?

UPCOMING: anniversary pictures in which some weird energy appears. Debunkers are welcome because I really want to know what it is or if my cell phone camera has a problem!

Thank you for reading & I welcome you to share this post with your friends.

Wishing you many blessings,

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

Tarot & Lenormand Readings, Spells & Visionary Art

The Egyptian Lenormand: signed & activated copies available ONLY HERE

The Turtle Lenormand: my most recent self-published deck. 28 copies out of 50 remain

Twitter ~ Nefer Khepri (all tweets are my own)

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Twitter ~ Archangel Saint Michael (I channel AA Michael who does all the talking, then I do all the typing. He will also be receiving his own section at my website soon)

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The Egyptian Lenormand: Question & Answer Time


The Egyptian Lenormand, by Nefer Khepri. Copyright Schiffer Books & NK, 2015.

The Egyptian Lenormand, by Nefer Khepri. Copyright Schiffer Books & NK, 2015.

Since Schiffer Books published my Egyptian Lenormand card & book set I am now being asked these questions often on Facebook, Twitter, & email so thought I’d answer them all here in this post for everyone’s convenience. If you have a question & you don’t see the answer here, please email me at IsisRaAnpu@gmail.com.

Q: What’s this I hear about “activation” of your deck? Is that something I can do myself?

A: My Lenormand is different from any other in that the images were channeled directly from the Egyptian deities with Whom I have been working for the past 2 decades. They wished for “their” system to be used not just as a Lenormand deck, but also for healing and magic. They placed specific energies into each image, but those energies must be activated via a ceremony for which all instructions are included in the accompanying guidebook. YES, you CAN do this for yourself! Once activated the deck goes beyond fortunetelling & becomes a valuable tool for healing & magical work.

Q: Why didn’t the self-published edition come with the 2 extra Activation cards that the Schiffer edition has?

A: The gods had other plans at the time. Although they did share some of the information with me when I first created the deck, they did not explain the entire process to me. They told me the full explanation would come “later.” Of course they are all-knowing so they KNEW that a major publisher would pick up my deck. I was unaware of that at the time. Once I signed my contract with Schiffer the gods then provided me with all the information needed in order to activate the deck and how it is meant to be used for healing (there’s a specific method detailed in the accompanying guidebook).

Q: Can I get you to activate a copy for me?

A: Most definitely. I sell signed AND activated copies through my deck’s official website; however, I also recommend to all who purchase a copy that they also take their deck through the Activation Ceremony as it is explained in the accompanying guidebook. That will then succeed in placing your own unique energy into your personal copy of the deck. I have had quite a few people now report back to me that after they purchased from Amazon & elsewhere they began using the deck right away for readings & were amazed, but that after they took their copy through the Activation Ceremony the deck became even more useful to them as readings became more accurate and much easier for them to interpret. When I activate your deck for you I also give it a Reiki Master attunement as well, since I am a master teacher & able to pass attunements.

Q: Do you ship worldwide?

A: Yes, I do, via Priority in the continental USA (excluding Alaska & Hawaii) and via 1st Class Air to everywhere else (including Alaska & Hawaii). I have 2 payment links at the website, so just use the one appropriate for your area of the world.

Q: Why does a deck from you cost so much more than Amazon?

A: Firstly, Amazon will undercut everyone regardless because they buy titles in massive bulk. When you order in bulk direct from the publisher, as Amazon does, they are pretty much given wholesale prices. Amazon can then afford to sell items cheaper than anyone else. Secondly, a deck from me costs more ($40, plus shipping) because I take the time to perform the full Activation Ceremony for your copy & give your copy a Reiki attunement. That requires my time & energy which is included in the $40 price tag.

Q: Where can I purchase a copy of The Egyptian Lenormand?

The Egyptian Lenormand, box lid.

The Egyptian Lenormand, box lid.

A: The Egyptian Lenormand is available at most Amazon sites worldwide & at my publisher’s website, SchifferBooks.com. I have also seen it carried by BookDepository.com (they ship worldwide for free), Walmart, Target, BooksAMillion, and online at Barnes & Noble. You can also ask your local new age shop to carry it & the owners can order from New Leaf Book Distributors.

Q: Do you have any other decks for sale?

A: Yes, I do.

The Turtle Lenormand, collage of card images. (C) Nefer Khepri, 2015. Self-published. http://turtle-lenormand.com

The Turtle Lenormand, collage of card images. (C) Nefer Khepri, 2015. Self-published. http://turtle-lenormand.com

I have self-published “The Turtle Lenormand” & that is a deck that has at least one turtle on every card. I created it for myself initially simply because I adore turtles. It is a special Limited Edition that had a total one-time print-run of 50 copies. 28 copies remain available & each deck comes with a special Turtle Friend made by polymer clay artist, Susan Keen Krontz. My Turtle Lenormand is available at its official site:http://turtle-lenormand.com

Q: Are you working on any other decks?

A: Oh, yes I am! Several, in fact. All at once because that’s how us Geminis roll!

You can follow the progress of my first pictorial deck, which will also be my first oracle deck, at its own group on Facebook. This deck is called “The Aloha Spirit of Maui” and is based upon nearly 4,000 photographs I took myself on 3 separate vacations to Maui, Hawaii undertaken in 2009, 2011, & 2014. I plan to self-publish this deck sometime in early 2016 & it will consist of 44 cards. This deck also has its own blog that I plan to continue posting to now that I have other obligations taken care of & you can find it here.

Serapis Bey, for Meagan. Copyright Nefer Khepri, 2015.

Serapis Bey, for Meagan. Copyright Nefer Khepri, 2015.

If you’d like to keep up on a deck I’m creating of Spirit Guide Portraits you can do so at my other Facebook group: The Visionary Art of Nefer Khepri. I have no idea when this deck will be complete. All images are channeled from a wide variety of spirit guides so they come through when they come through & when there are orders to fill.

To order your own Spirit Guide Portrait, I am creating a NEW site, which is nearly complete. Portrait size is 9×12″ with the actual image being 8×11″ & they sell for $120 plus shipping. If anyone would like one sooner rather than later, let me know & I can send you a PayPal invoice as I have been accepting orders for a while now, but the site itself will be ready in the coming weeks. You can keep an eye on its development at http://contact-spirit-guides.com, but please note there are no payment links posted as of yet & I’m still working on the organization of the site.

I am also working on TWO tarot decks, one of which you can also keep up with in my Visionary Art group (link is above), but my other tarot deck is TOP SECRET. I have no projected completion dates as of yet for either of these projects, but for one deck I have 17 completed images already & for the other I have 14 images drawn & ready to paint.

Feel free to ask me questions & perhaps you will see your question included in a future blog post.

Upcoming post: weird energy appearing in anniversary photos. What could it be? Debunkers are welcome to comment because I really want an explanation.

Wishing you many blessings,

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

Tarot & Lenormand Readings, Spells & Visionary Art

The Egyptian Lenormand: signed & activated copies available ONLY HERE

The Turtle Lenormand: my most recent self-published deck. 28 copies out of 50 remain

Twitter ~ Nefer Khepri (all tweets are my own)

Facebook ~ Nefer Khepri

Twitter ~ Egyptian Lenormand (all tweets are my own)

Twitter ~ Archangel Saint Michael (I channel AA Michael who does all the talking, then I do all the typing. He will also be receiving his own section at my website soon)

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Announcing Winners for the 3 Free Readings for World Tarot Day


pansies, purple 2012 Ruth Ibbotson

First of all, I send out a huge THANK YOU to everyone who kindly followed my blog recently. I know many of you followed just for the contest, but I hope you have checked out my content and decide to stick around. I have something very intriguing I’ll be posting this coming week. I tooks some photos on my anniversary back on the 22nd and some weird stuff showed up. Don’t you love when that happens?

Meanwhile, without further ado, here are the 3 lucky winners. Winners were chosen at random & assigned a number based on the order in which they followed my blog. I then used Random.org to generate 3 random numbers between 1 and 2,640, which was the total number of followers my blog had at the time of the drawing.

Each person receives a free 3-card Tarot or Lenormand Reading from me (their choice) to be delivered via email.

Winners are responsible for contacting me via email to claim & schedule their readings.

The winners are:

*** Mazciel ***

*** DarkBookworm13 ***

*** Sapphire Li ***

The links above take you all directly to their blogs so you can check them out if you like.

Mazciel, Dark Bookworm & Sapphire Li, please contact me at IsisRaAnpu@gmail.com to claim & schedule your free reading. Let me know if you prefer Tarot or Lenormand cards to be used. You are limited to asking only 1 question and it cannot be a compound sentence (avoid using conjunctions: “and”, “or”, “but”).

Once again, I thank everyone for entering my contest. I will be holding others. What do you all think about FREE tarot decks & you only reimburse me for shipping?

Let me know if you like that idea by sharing this post via the share buttons below. I have a LOT of decks that are in need of good homes. Like 100. No kidding!

The lovely photo is courtesy of my good friend, Ruth Ibbotson (C) 2012.

Upcoming post: weird energy appearing in anniversary photos. What could it be? Debunkers are welcome to comment because I really want an explanation.

Wishing you many blessings,

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

Tarot & Lenormand Readings, Spells & Visionary Art

The Egyptian Lenormand: signed & activated copies available ONLY HERE

The Turtle Lenormand: my most recent self-published deck. 28 copies out of 50 remain

Twitter ~ Nefer Khepri (all tweets are my own)

Facebook ~ Nefer Khepri

Twitter ~ Egyptian Lenormand (all tweets are my own)

Twitter ~ Archangel Saint Michael (I channel AA Michael who does all the talking, then I do all the typing. He will also be receiving his own section at my website soon)

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Happy World Tarot Day! Contest for 3 Free Readings!


Every World Tarot Day I celebrate by giving myself a lengthy Tarot reading using my all-time favorite deck, The Celtic Dragon Tarot, by Lisa Hunt (Llewellyn Publishing, 1999). I have 4 copies & this one pictured is my pride & joy because the box & book were both signed by Lisa. This is the deck that inspired me to become a deck creator myself & now my Egyptian Lenormand deck is available at Amazon & other booksellers.

The Celtic Dragon Tarot, by Lisa Hunt (Llewellyn Publishing, 1999), signed copy.

The Celtic Dragon Tarot, by Lisa Hunt (Llewellyn Publishing, 1999), signed copy.

In celebration of World Tarot Day I am offering 3 free tarot readings to 3 randomly chosen followers of my blog. If you’re not already subscribed, please do so & will include you in the drawing. I am holding the drawing tomorrow & the 3 winners will be announced here & also on Facebook. Winners will need to contact me via email to collect their prize.

Good luck to all & enjoy today, which is also Memorial Day. Please say a prayer to all who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Thank you!

Thank you for following my blog & feel free to leave comments.

Wishing you all many blessings!

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

Tarot & Lenormand Readings, Spells & Visionary Art

The Egyptian Lenormand: signed & activated copies available ONLY HERE

The Turtle Lenormand: my most recent self-published deck. 28 copies out of 50 remain

Twitter ~ Nefer Khepri (all tweets are my own)

Facebook ~ Nefer Khepri

Twitter ~ Egyptian Lenormand (all tweets are my own)

Twitter ~ Archangel Saint Michael (I channel AA Michael who does all the talking, then I do all the typing. He will also be receiving his own section at my website soon)

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