Spiritual Medium

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : What is the role of color in Shinto and other Japanese spiritual art?

I am doing some research into a painting scheme for the game Malifaux. The character I am looking to build and paint is a spirit-caller from Japan. Her army includes models of Gaki, Ornyo ghosts and Datsue-Ba (all of whom who I have a good idea how to paint) and Seishen spirits. Overall, my aim is to use colors that would be correct in the context of the spirit realm in Japanese religion or mythology. Wikipedia describes some specifics– how yurei and onryo are typically drawn or made-up in kabuki, for instance– but I was wondering if there was a better guide to the use and meaning of colors in Japanese religion or mythology.

Additionally, some of the models will be using Wyrd Miniatures’ “Asian Zen” inserts which include torii gates, temple dogs and Japanese characters.

Here are the gates/temple guardians: http://media.trollandtoad.com/products/pictures/384423.jpg
Here’s a picture of the characters: http://media.trollandtoad.com/products/pictures/384420.jpg (bottom inserts)

A respectful and correct use of color for these items (and knowing what the characters say) would also be very helpful.

Answer by JerryJ
Colours generally refer to the parts of the body although they can have other meanings as well.

A search for omamori and color will bring up a number of hits.

Also this website has just about everything there is to know about Shinto: http://eos.kokugakuin.ac.jp/modules/xwords/

A Shinto shrine based in Washington state: http://www.tsubakishrine.org/

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder or is there a standard?

What people commonly term beauty is difficult, we live in a world which is influenced by the Media and TV to define what beauty is? When the Great Plague happened Fat people were in and in Africa as they lived longer. In our society were food is in abundance. Thin is in.

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30

Favour is another word for Charm, Someone who is charming is hiding something.
Beauty is a thing that is temporary as it will last but a moment.
Even personality if someone is nice or hot? How do you define Nice you do not know who they are?

Jer 17:9 – Show Context
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Do we have to have a plumbline on what beauty is?

Answer by alexandredhoore
One, there is a study of it called aestethics. Two, no beauty is objective, I’m sure everyone finds people in animal costumes as sexy as me.

Answer by Carmella
yeah beauty is the eye of the beholder

Answer by madclown
well you can say it anyway you want it quote the bible..but beauty is youth in a lady ..nice face and body with a personality to mach.. born nice to the eye

Answer by Lexi
i think beauty is found in a smile, humor, and the eyes

Answer by smallz
the text book answer for this is … there is a chart between one and ten. and whereever you are on the chart you will only be able to get one above or below … which is more than likely what you want ….

thats what they say

Answer by Pyebwa
There is a cultural standard of beauty, but that dissipates when people interact and unintentionally develop feelings for one another. I also believe that there is beauty within changes the way people look at a person on the outside.

Answer by angelina_mcardle
others may not find me beautiful but when my newborn looks at me with his big blue eyes as if i were absolutely everything i feel beauty it is subjective and it does depend on the beholder but i know it comes from within and no one is going to tell me different

Answer by jonmcn49
Beauty has been an ongoing quantification since the time of Darwin. Symmetry crosses all cultures in a normal curve of distribution on what is beautiful. Obviously, the word has not gotten out to those in the humanities.

Answer by Jeff
Excellent question. It touches on many areas: art, philosophy, sociology, mass communications, psychology, and even the “hard” sciences like statistics, biology, genetics, etc.

You have addressed one of the most ancient and universal questions. It can be directed or focussed on many subjects, such as male or female physical beauty, or the inner beauty we often see in physically unattractive people, or it can be generalized to the beauty we can find in nature, the universe, or even mathematics and the realm of ideas. The ancient Greek philosophers (eg: Plato) had much to say on the subject, some even went so far as to attempt an objective classification of the nature of beauty, or the ideal.

Fast forward to the present day, to the hard sciences, and we can find research into male and female perceptions of beauty in the opposite sex, using a vast array of tools ranging from questionnaires to computer-assisted face-mapping and statistical analysis that attempts to reveal the “ideal” facial or body type (even the ideal walking style) according to the opposite sex.

As for the more general, “fuzzy”, purely philosophical notion of beauty, I think the only valid answer to your question is the one you already know: beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder.

Also, if you look into other religions, you may find that Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, etc. have other insights of interest to you.
Spiritual “beauty” has nothing to do with physical beauty, of course, and it seems to be a constant and universal concern of all mankind. If you are looking for some “objective” never-changing truths about the nature of beauty (defined as “what is best in humans”), I think the best sources will be found in philosophy and religion. These two areas are mankind’s storehouses of universal truth. You won’t find much universal truth in popular media, that’s for sure.

Answer by jason h
beauty is not in external objects
they may inspire beauty
but beauty has more to do with a condition of your heart

Answer by pisces_grl1
I can always spot beauty the minute a person speaks. I don’t know what the standard is but I believe that beauty comes from within. That kind of beauty shines.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Anyone in the Sacramento CA area know of a reputable medium?

I’ve searched the web and can’t seem to find any mediums in the Sacramento area. I’m not looking for a psychic and I don’t want to call one of those hotlines.

Answer by Conscious UK
Hello

If you want a mediumship reading, try your local spiritualist church below, or phone the other ones around California to ask for a reputable medium ok:-

http://www.meetup.com/Central-Spiritualist-Church/

Central Spiritualist Church
2500 Marconi Avenue #209
Sacramento, CA
95650
Tel: 916-652-4568

First Spiritual Temple
1101 National Avenue #1328
San Bruno, CA
94066

First Temple of Spiritualism
874 Woodward Road #33
Manteca, CA
95337
Tel: 209-825-3940

Golden Gate Spiritualist Church
1901 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA
94109
Tel: 415-885-9976

Inspirational Spiritualist Church
14284 Beach Blvd.
Westminster, CA
92683
Tel: 714-891-7291

Spiritualist Chapel of the Pines
457 Grass Valley Highway #7
Auburn, CA
95603
Tel: 530-823-1816

Spiritualist Church of Revelation
200 West Colorado Boulevard
Monrovia, CA
91016
Tel: 626-256-3403

Spiritualist Church of Two Worlds
1550 San Leandro Boulevard
San Leandro, CA
94577
Tel: 925-930-6663

Spiritual Science of Life Church
729 Morse Street
San Jose, CA
95126
Tel: 209-887-2043

Summerland Spiritualist Church of the Comforter
1028 Garden Street
Santa Barbara, CA
93101
Tel: 805-965-4474

Temple of Spiritual Truth
732 North Sierra Way
San Bernardino, CA
92402
Tel: 909-825-6809

Answer by Trish
I know this is late and you might have found and or spoke with a medium by now. I found an amazing young girl that is 100% a real medium and in the Sacramento area. Her name is Kyleie Edwards and she amazed me! Her website is www.KyleieEdwards.com.

Written by PsychicKathy

Hi! I am Kathy, a clairvoyant, clairaudient, and clairsentient psychic, as well as a fully-conscious medium. I do not use tools, so if you are looking for tarot, astrology or anything like that, sorry that’s not me!.

I have been psychic since childhood, tracing my abilities back several generations, through my mother and grandmother on my mom’s Irish side,and to at least my grandmother on my dad’s Polish side. We all get our gifts from God, and no other place.

The first time I really remember using my abilities was when I was about 10- we were lost on a trip to visit relatives who had bought a new house and farm in a different state. I was able to navigate our way to the relative’s house, and once there knew where everything was, even down to the silverware drawer! Deja vu, indeed!