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Name:Sheta Kaey
Birthdate:Mar 29
Website:Infinite Possibility
My primary journal posts (from can be read on your friends page by adding [syndicated profile] infinite_possibility_feed. That journal gets updated more often than this DWJ. If you are a friend or otherwise want to read me, please add that account to your friends list. Thank you.

I joined Dreamwidth due to disillusionment with LiveJournal. The content of my earlier LiveJournals was archived at InsaneJournal, where I lost comments, then restored at LJ, and has now all been moved here. These were moved as private posts and will be refiltered as time permits, starting with most recent posts and moving into older posts over time. Unfortunately, I lost thousands of comments during those earlier moves.

I am Editor in Chief of Rending the Veil occult magazine. I am also an Esoteric Nonfiction Editor for Immanion Press, specifically the Megalithica Books imprint. I edited Kink Magic by Taylor Ellwood and Lupa, The Heretic's Guide to Thelema by Gerald del Campo, and The Sanguine Vampire's Guide Book by Raven Sabo (who never turned in the final manuscript, alas).

My main blog My articles at Rending the Veil Google+ Twitter Facebook deviantArt LinkedIn Dreamwidth Spirit Companion Yahoogroup Spirit Companion LJ Community

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I'm known as a spearhead in the occult niche subculture of "spirit companions," a term I coined in 1999. Sometimes, this is rewarding. Sometimes it sucks.

My Yahoo icon does not always accurately reflect whether I'm online. I often have my preferences set to hide my online status. I'm usually set to some sort of "Away" if I'm not invisible, and this is because I'm usually busy as hell or otherwise deflecting random taps. (Friends know they can tap me no matter what my status.) As far as meeting new people, I'm open to it, but I'm a deep person and I don't do long-term superficial well, so I'm generally not very skilled at small talk except as an ice-breaker. Don't tap me expecting me to entertain you, but I'm happy to answer questions or get to know you as long as you hold up your side of the conversation. I'm easier to talk to than you might expect.

Art by Sheta. My Photoshop skills are improving.

What do you want to bet no one's still reading? If you made it this far, here's the older part and version of the story:

My name is Sheta Kaey and I'm an occultist with a very strange life. You may be familiar with my spirit companion communities on LiveJournal, Yahoogroups, or here, or you may have found your way here by other means. In either case, please allow me a brief introduction.

I met my spirit companion, Meridjet, in 1994 and for a while I thought I'd lost my mind. Despite my involvement in the occult since puberty and the fact that I was, by then, 33 years old, this was something I'd never heard of and which put me in fear of my sanity. Eventually I found my way online and in 1999, when our relationship took new form, I started trying in earnest to find others with similar situations. The search was mostly a failure. I "met" author Donald Tyson and a couple of other people but nothing really panned out. So I elected to start my own group to hopefully attract others to me.

The first community I formed languished in relative obscurity for a couple of years. Then for reasons unknown it suddenly exploded into a frenzy of activity as people seemed to emerge from the proverbial woodwork. By then I was on LiveJournal and was finally convinced by a friend to create the community now found here. People found the first community via the second, it all snowballed, and now collectively there are several hundred people involved. Not a huge number, but it's considerable growth in a short time for an obscure issue.

To top it all off, I am a skeptic at heart and have a fondness for evidence. This is not to say I've never made a mistake, never projected anything, never been fooled by someone faking evidence or validation. But I keep very good records, of which this journal is one, and I never purge them or edit them (except to make a formerly visible entry private or vice versa) to reflect a change in attitude, as I feel that this is dishonest and invalidates the record. I like to be able to see my progress, and to know where I've made mistakes in the past, as well as to review my successes.

Being a skeptic means that I'm not going to swallow anyone's story immediately. I do, however, try to keep an open mind unless you trigger my bullshit alarms in a serious way. My empathy is excellent and I can read energy signatures directly, via video, via email, via chat, and via proxy (meaning I can read an SC via their human partner). I cannot read energy via chat on cell phones, via photo (or not well), or via telephone (not well). I am extremely sensitive, but I have definitely been fooled by people who've trained themselves to work with empaths. This is rapidly changing as I study to regain my edge.

I am open-minded, again, and willing to stretch my paradigm. I have no issues whatsoever with people living their own lives as they see fit, including embracing whatever delusions rock their boats, but I will only stretch my operative paradigm as seems warranted by my personal growth... however it happens regularly, and I like to think of myself as generally flexible.

I welcome contact and will help in any way I can but keep in mind that I do have personal boundaries and I will maintain them, and that I am very busy a great deal of the time. If you want to contact me, please do — but realize that I can be as absent-minded as anyone (even worse!) and that I may require a nudge, or I may not have time to chat with everyone every day, and so forth. Patience is extended but also required in return.

My Dreamwidth Communities:
[community profile] spiritcompanions

My Yahoo groups:
Spirit Companion (since March 2001)
Tamarisk Crescent (since June 1999) (a magick list)
Rending the Veil staff and contributors list

"If being sane is thinking there's something wrong with being different....I'd rather be completely fucking mental."— Angelina Jolie

"They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."— Andy Warhol

"They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea."— Sir Francis Bacon

"Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to believe."— Laurence J. Peter

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind."— William James

"An optimistic mindset finds dozens of possible solutions for every problem that the pessimist regards as incurable."— Robert Anton Wilson

"The first step to expanding your reality is to discard the tendency to exclude anything from possibility."— Meridjet

"When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as our fate."— Carl Jung

"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."— Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning, a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."— Bruce Lee

"The Tao is that which never acts yet leaves nothing undone."— Tao Te Ching

"First there is a mountain. Then there is no mountain. Then there is."— Zen koan

"A teacher is never a giver of truth – he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself. A good teacher is merely a catalyst."— Bruce Lee

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle."— e.e. cummings

"Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless."— Jamie Paolinetti

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain."— Kahlil Gibran

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."— Albert Einstein

"I admit that my visions can never mean to other [people] as much as they do to me. I do not regret this. All I ask is that my results should convince seekers after truth that there is beyond doubt something worthwhile seeking, attainable by methods more or less like mine."— Aleister Crowley

"There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking."— Alfred Korzybski

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