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Automatic Writing, Channeling, or Dowsing Fiction

Dowsing Fiction: Part 1
“Getting in Touch with Yourself”

by thadd presley

 

There are many ways to get into the flow of writing. But, lately the usual hasn’t been working for me. Things like music, background noises, even sounds from the forest right outside my house have been distracting enough to interrupt my train of thought. And if you are a writer or happen to live with a writer, possibly even if you know a writer, you know all there is to know about not breaking their focus. It’s brutal for you and them. Trust me, a writer’s frustration towards anyone who interrupts them is worse than the painters, musicians, and maniacs put together. But, through this dark mass of frustration, I have found a new device I’m willing to try. One which I would like to share with you.

It’s a method called automatic writing, but you must be warned that some believe it to be dangerous. Their fear is somewhat justified by numerous accounts throughout history. The danger, they say, comes from the idea that automatic writing is a form of spirit possession. The same way a medium channels the dead, an automatic writer is allowing someone besides themselves to control their body. By doing so they are opening a doorway, much like an Ouija board, which could create a connection with something other than intended.

My own belief about the dangers of automatic writing is this: Thereis always a chance of being influenced by a spirit, or the entire spirit world, just as we are being influenced by demons or helped by angels every moment of everyday of our life. I believe completely in the invisible world. So, my warning, is to become smarter everyday by researching things before you attempt them.

We know many of many instances, places, things, and even people that open us up to the influences from the spirit world, so it’s nothing we haven’t experienced before. We’ve all been to church, temple, or mosque and felt a higher force guiding us, and we’ve all heard a song and been transported to another time and place by the music, we all been in a group and heard a convincing speaker, or read something that made us emotional, and we’ve all been subjected to ideas and thoughts not our own. Automatic writing is no different. However, a little caution and a little research goes a long way on the first day of any project.

On this first day, anyone wanting to attempt automatic writing should not focus on the writing coming from anywhere but inside of themselves. Trying to understand the story inside of yourself should be the point of this exercise. To divine your own purpose, your own story, and access your higher self, or your subconscious mind as as some might put it, will unlock a treasure of knowledge that has been suppressed throughout your life.

The step by step guide on how to begin automatic writing will be in the next part.  For now, I urge anyone interested in this method to research meditation and choose a style to practice. Also read about an Egyptian named Thoth and allow the knew knowledge to guide you.

 

 

 

SCP Foundation

If you’re ever looking for a new idea to write about or just something to read about that will lead you deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole of creativity and what-ifs in our universe,  I urge you to look into the SCP files on the link below.

Secure, Contain, Protect

Here you will find creatures, objects, and people along with their back stories that will either excite your own creativity or scare you senseless.

I’ve often wondered if some of the articles on the site are fake, I mean … real…  And I find myself thinking of them at night when the lights are off.  Take a look for yourself.  It will change the way you think of our world, of your stories, and the way fictional universes begin.  And possibly explain how the universe we live in began.

 

 

New Album 2018

I recorded a blues album for 2016, then an experimental album for 2017, and now I’ve got an idea for the 2018 album. This will be the best album I’ve ever made. I will not hold back. It will get The full treatment and, if the recording artists get behind the idea, we’ll do a Tennessee Theatre show. One night.

More is in the works for the recording schedule. All new music, all new ideas, can’t wait for 2018.

A year from now, I want to look back and know that Dreams are exceptionally hard to achieve for a reason. There will be things and people that pop up to block the flow of your energy. But, it’s only a test. They are not permanent road blocks. They are only side street distractions.

Remember that these distractions will pop up from our old lives to misdirect our resources and energy, but we must think back to why they became a part of the old life in the first place.

They are the Lazy, thoughtless, part timers, who speak without thinking, eat the crap people feed them, sleep where other people tell them, and simply go with the flow.

But, we are not!!

They will always be on the sideline of your life needing asking for a helping hand, giving a shallow compliment, and trying to make some dead memory live again.

Remember, remember, the 4th of November.

OK. Here are the names I’ve been working on… but first, I think I want a pseudonym because I’m in  a place I can start over and do things a bit differently. So, these are anagrams of my name. Check them out.  They are the best of the lot and the ones I like most in bold.

Thadd Presley

Shred Adeptly
Add Thy Lepers — possible album name for 2019
Addle The Spry — my fav
He Lept Dryads
Ethyls Red Pad
Shady Red Pelt
Ed Held Pastry
As Thy Peddler — album name 2020


James Thadd Presley — album names

Helpers Add Majesty
Redhead Amply Jests
Slapdash Jet Remedy
Medley’s Depths Ajar
Jaded Harmless Types
Shapely Jaded Terms — my fav album name
Empty Jaded Slasher
Jaded Pastel Rhymes
Them Deadly Jaspers

I think these will all become album names eventually.

 

Wish me Luck!!!!

Don’t Plan For Worst Case Scenarios

“Worst Case Scenarios and Why You Should Never Plan For Them”

 

Someone just told me they plan for the worst case scenario, just in case it happens. I believe they think they are doing the right thing by planning for the worst outcome, but I say: planning for the worst outcome is the absolute worst thing anyone could ever do to their future.

Here is why:

Exactly where do you think the future comes from? Do you think it will be an accident when it gets here? Do you think it’s planned out before hand, as if we are on a roller coaster ride with no control of how it’s going to turn out? Do you think there is force in the universe that takes our desires and weighs it against what we deserve and decides what we should get one way or another?

I’ve heard it said in many different ways, but it always comes down to the same principal. When we think about the worst thing that could happen to us, we are creating the possibility for that exact outcome. And our thoughts affect our future and, not only that, they affect the futures of those around us. For example, in one case alone, our thoughts affects the outcome of our desires and our dreams and the very things that we spent my time and energy to create, but there’s more than just us depending on the outcome of our future. Family, co-workers, friends, teammates, lovers, and everyone else who wants to see you be a happy and successful person.

Instead of thinking of the worst that could happen to us, we should spend our valuable time in a much wiser way: such as, thinking about all the great things that are going to happen because we achieved the goal we had in mind. Again I point out: We think of the good things that will happen because we succeeded and even out-did our wildest expectations.

Our thoughts are not on winning or losing. They’re about the wonderful things that will happen because we won the day. Will we become rich or famous or travel the world or a combination or all three at once.

But, I can hear you say: I think of all that stuff, too. I’m just planning on the worst in case scenario just in case something happens.

Well, like what? What might happen?
And I warn you to be careful because you’re thoughts have unmeasurable, an possibly unlimited power. So, only do this if you are sure your thoughts do not affect the future and, even then, only do it for a second. But, what type of plan do you have and for what worst outcome are you preparing? How many “worst happenings” do you plan for? Does it go as far as death and do you have your life insurance paid up?

Well, that’s exactly what I mean.
So, let’s face the facts. You either believe that we can create our version of reality and get to experience the things we want or you don’t. You believe that we are either in control of our life or we’re not. You believe that God either wants you to be a prosperous person overflowing with all your desires or he doesn’t.

You either believe that our thoughts have some power beyond the pictures and sounds they make in our head or you don’t. You either believe we are an important part of the universe or we are just something in the universe?

So which is it? Are we a part of it or are we just something in it?

I want you to know that your thoughts do affect the universe because they are part of the universe, and not just some part of the universe, you are an important part, a creating part, a thinking part, a deciding part. You are alive and your thoughts are alive. Act like it. You are not a victim of what happens to you, you are a creator of what happens to you and to the universe.

The Chasm: What Is vs What’s Mine

I write posts on Facebook as a way to serve myself reminders of my daily thoughts. Often a “1 Year Ago” post will be waiting for me and after reading it I have a moment where I can either see how far I’ve come with the idea or I’ll wonder why that subject ever mattered to me at all. In both cases I feel a sense of being. Knowing I was there solidifies the importance of being here NOW..

Today I was brought face to face with the dark, wide chasm between “What IS” and “What’s MINE.” There is a profound difference yet the only difference is the fact that I am here NOW and I feel like I can lose it.

LOSING IT

What’s mine only becomes important when I feel I’m going to lose it in some way. Whether through a willing exchange or the actions of someone else, there is a chance I could lose what belongs to me.  A fundamental aspect of our society is that Everything belongs to someone. Even things like clean water has to be made a Human Right by the highest governing bodies of the world because if not someone in the guise of a company would attempt to withhold it from those who can’t afford it.

This Chasm exists between “What IS” and “What’s Mine” so we can all stand at the brink and feel ashamed because this Chasm is human made. We made it so we could feel superior to the people who don’t have what we consider ours. Money, cars, houses, and a hundred other products we need to survive comfortably aren’t important to us until we realize we could lose them.

Suddenly, today, this realization came to me: I create things so that I can lose them. So, they can go from being “Mine” to simply “Being.”  Music, stories, poetry, this blog, my Facebook posts. Sure, I create it all for myself and to myself, but deep down I feel others could benefit from their creation. Especially, I think this about the music and stories.

To understand that everything you have will be gone someday is a good starting point of ownership. “What’s Mine” will always become “What IS.”

 

 

 

Words We Don’t Know

Words We Don’t Know

The words come and go
But the soul knows
There’s so much more we could say

Love comes and goes
But our heart knows
there will soon be better days

Some friends come and go
But in the end
we know that real friends were made

Life can often be slow
but, oh, time goes
and we always love again

We find we must use
words we don’t know
as our muse dances and sways

When toe to toe
with those holding our soul
we pay through the nose for our trade

Our work always grow
but often we’re shown
our best effort is still clay

Thadd Presley parody of “Bad Company”

A bit egotistical (ego testicle) of me to write a parody with my name in it, but I have to get these things out of my head so I can move forward into new territory.

This little ditty is Bad Company from the band Bad Company. I know Five Finger Death Punch recorded a cover version, but I’m going Old School because I am OS.

 

 

Short stories, always being spun
Best of me, oh is never done
I was born, notebook in my hand
Behind a pen I make my final stand

That’s why they call me
Thadd Presley I came to write
Thadd Presley til the day I day

Novel Goals, deserve all that I’ve caused
Closed the book and threw away the sun
Now these lines, they all bear my name
What I write is my claim to fame

I can here them say
Thadd Presley and I won’t deny
Thadd Thadd Presley until the day I die

Hey, hey

Thadd Presley, I came to write
Thadd PResley til the day I die

Tell me you don’t know how to read
But I’m Thadd Presley
It’s the way I play my words are dirty
Oh some have come across me

Flying Crabs

Flying Crabs

by Thadd Presley

When my mother took her children to the beach
we had the most fun while flying kites high out of reach.
So high and fast they’d fly, soaring above the water
that when  they came down, it was really no bother

For my oldest brother would put them back in the air again.
It was he who discovered the night-time sandy friends.
At dusk the little crabs would come out  in droves.
We caught a bucket full  and took them home

My mother let us keep some because they were small
but did she know what we were planning? no not at all.
The morning came and we took straight to our kites,
latched onto the string, and then put them in flight

The kite hoisted them high into the sky and with stalky eyes
they viewed the world , as the only crabs to ever fly.
Finally they would gather the courage and drop back to the sea
When my mother caught, she broke our kites, and grounded us for two weeks

The Nights I Write

“The Nights I Write”

by Thadd Presley

Sitting near the window, under the moon, in the light I write
Harvesting thoughts that form from dreams during the nights, I write

It has been a pleasure to write about their lives, an undertaking of soul
As it happens, their fictitious life’s design illuminates the nights I write

Dark characters die too soon only to be born alive again to sin
and hide in the shadows or the dens to survive the nights I write

The village where I create my men and the wives they so love
comes ever so close to disaster within the darkness on the nights I write

The men cry, “Thadd, why dost thou do ill and evil to us men.”
I have learned they deplore their days and despise the nights I write.

Music: The Next Production

I’m feeling music reawakening and it’s always a worrying prospect. such a load of work and determination that fills night, day, awake, and sleeping moments. It’s so consuming, all consuming, taking time from every aspect of life. Nothing can stand up to a determined musician when he is visited by the Muse.

I like creating music and writing songs and putting together shows more than anything. Being in a band is a life long obsession of mine. I have an unfulfilled wish pertaining to music and it has to do with a band, a laptop, and a projector.

I don’t just want to play videos behind the band as they perform, but sync some public domain to some shred metal and create an hour show. I feel this deep in my bones.

What movies would I use? Buster Keaton, Chaplin, and some cartoons to start. I’m just now feeling the inspiration rise in me, but I know it will peak and something will come forward.

I want to do it with a band as well and create original footage to play as we perform.

I have limited experience creating videos. You can find a few on this blog that I made for a band where I played bass, Minor Nine, but here is a video I made for a abdn from Tennessee called Afterlife, where one of the old members of Minor Nine now plays.

 

 

The video below has terrible resolution, but I still like it.

 

I will put together a band, create original videos, and have a multi-media show.  It is already coming together.