This a red-letter day for me because Ann writes both reliable and interpretive articles on the areas of life that this site examines and also offers her own responses to what is occurring as filtered through her internal being. I cannot say which is more important: I look upon both as equally significant and helpful.
I think it’s important to share how we’re impacted by the rising energies and bodily changes that are affecting all of us. We all are shedding old ways and emerging from our unfinished business and the changes we go through can be disorienting. So I welcome sharing from a personal standpoint as well as helpful interpretive articles.
Ann tells me that she holds a doctorate in philosophy from Boston University and has been a student and interpreter of metaphysics, consciousness, cosmic life, and our now rapidly-accelerating cultural and spiritual transformation, since the 1960s. She insists that I tell you she is 68 (don’t shoot the messenger!).
She has also been a professional astrological consultant and teacher for 20 years with two sons and two grandchildren. She founded several alternative magazines, including Crone Chronicles: A Journal of Conscious Aging (1989-2001) and the ongoing Crone: Women Coming of Age (since 2008). She authored an award-winning book, This Vast Being: A Voyage through Grief and Discovery, and is deeply involved as a permaculture activist in Bloomington, Indiana.
[Permaculture apparently is an approach to designing human settlements and agricultural systems that mimic the relationships found in natural ecologies.]
Her website is www.tendrepress.com
You can stop there in your reading or you can allow me to say more about Ann since she will also be interpreting the New Dawn of the Aquarian Age for us. Ann says that she has noticed in her life a growing capacity for settling into what seems to be the Fourth Dimensional field of unbounded love, where she doesn’t experience herself as “opposed” to anyone in any way (after decades of Third-Dimensional relating).
On a few occasions she has experienced what she believes is a Fifth-Dimensional space, in the face of threat, for instance. Previously we would’ve talked about this as a “spiritual experience,” of transformation perhaps, or of heightened awareness or operating ability, but I can see that we may wish now to shift to a vocabulary of dimensionality. She offers an example of a time when she was faced by three giant pit bulls attacking as a pack. She entered what she describes as a “high warrior state” and handled the situation.
I found that statement interesting because I once watched my wife handle a situation of high threat in this same manner so I have a personal reference to relate to. I also remember a time when, under threat, I ran down a gym floor, leapt perhaps five feet into the air and did a flying scissor kick, after which the threat left the building. No one had ever taught me how to do that and I was never able to do it again. I’m sure many of us have known a time when we responded abnormally from a supernormal place, on a unique occasion.
I’ll be publishing Ann’s first article perhaps today, perhaps tomorrow, in which she looks at what Matthew has to say about martial law. It will be an installment in the series “There Will be No Catastrophe for the World.” I may wait for Ann to be signed onto the site or I may publish it under my byline crediting her.
Ann has a vision for the site that includes inviting other writers and editors to join us in an “Aquarian adventure.” “A group of equals working for the common good.” That sounds excellent to me. You should see this site expanding and morphing. I welcome other writers and editors who possess maturity, sensitivity to the new energies, a neutral outlook, and a commitment to serve the light without a need for personal affirmation or return.
Ann’s contact details are:
Ann Kreilkamp, Ph.D.
134 N. Overhill Drive
Bloomington, IN 47408
Author, This Vast Being: A Voyage through Grief and Exaltation www.tendrepress.com
Founding Editor, Crone: Women Coming of Age www.cronemagazine.com
Member, Green Acres Neighborhood Association www.greenacres.blogspot.com and
Founder, Green Acres Neighborhood Garden www.tendrepress.com/category/ongoing-blogs/urban-farmstead/
Welcome aboard, Ann, from Sarah, Ryan, and me and all readers.