Recent Reviews for Shane P Ward
Numerology. Making it Work for You (Book) - 9/25/2008 2:31:18 PM|
i want to read this book
The Philosophy of the Tarot for the 21st Century (Book) - 7/21/2006 2:59:56 PM
I confess I haven't yet bought "The Philosophy of the Tarot for the 21st Century", but after reading Shane Ward's fascinating introduction, I am seriously tempted to do so.
I was given a pack of Tarot cards (The Morgan-Greer deck) years ago, but have never properly learned how to read them, even though I did once have a guide book which wasn't very clear or helpful.
Shane Ward's book does sound educational, especially as it promises to ‘describe the Tarot in a way that makes sense to ordinary people in ordinary life. You do not need to know anything about the Tarot to find this book thought provoking.’
Judging by the introduction, the book also gives one hope for mankind's future. For instance, the current, escalating Middle East crisis is depressing, making one think how long is the planet going to survive?
The so called 'Golden Age' seems to be a long way in the future, but "The Philosophy of the Tarot for the 21st Century" gives its readers a convincing philosophy that there is eternal hope. The predictive new Age seems to consist of machines’ burgeoning intellect,, but Shane Ward's book (judging by his interesting introduction) does seem to give hope that generally speaking, spirituality is a more powerful force than cerebrial technology.
On a pesonal note, If this book teaches me how to read my deck of Tarot cards, then for myself, it will be invaluable.
Walking the Path (Book) - 10/30/2004 8:41:23 AM
This is interesting and sounds like a great read.
The Philosophy of the Tarot for the 21st Century (Book) - 11/10/2003 10:04:31 AM
Also now available in paperback.Details on this site
The Devil. From The Philosophy of the Tarot (Short Story) - 9/5/2004 6:14:34 PM
Extremely well written. I agree with your points.
Brithday Boys Don't Cry. Chapter 2 of Walking the Path (Short Story) - 7/26/2004 4:18:59 PM
enjoyed the read
Boiled Bacon and Peas Pudding Chapter 1 of Walking the Path (Short Story) - 4/20/2004 6:08:58 PM
enjoyed the read
Boiled Bacon and Peas Pudding Chapter 1 of Walking the Path (Short Story) - 4/19/2004 8:55:33 PM
Great portrait of early sixties and it's balance of hardship and joy-of-life. Very enjoyable read. Franz
Boiled Bacon and Peas Pudding Chapter 1 of Walking the Path (Short Story) - 4/19/2004 4:37:55 PM
delightful write, shane! thanks for sharing!
(((HUGS))) and love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
i have had yorkshire pudding and roast beef. the beef was great, but the yorkshire pudding was a bit too rich for my tastes. besides, i was getting sick, and i didn't keep it down. this happened on christmas day in the year 1998, before i moved to texas. it ended up i got a case of the stomach flu. it was NOT good.
Jupiter / Uranus Cycle II (2011) (Article) - 3/7/2011 10:01:43 AM
Interesting article, Shane....
Pluto Ingress into Capricorn (Article) - 1/31/2011 11:32:59 AM
Brilliant work, Shane. You are absolutely spot on and your research is wonderful. The only thing I would add in a more positive way is that oddly enough there are often great strides in creativity during Pluto in Capricorn, music, art and so on. It seems to release this impulse also. Lorri
Neptune Ingress into Pisces 2012 (Article) - 1/14/2011 9:28:08 AM
A very thoughtful and well researched article. I practised astrology for years and wrote many articles but have 'retired' from so doing. So it's a delight to read your take on current planetary movements. I like, a good overall look at things in the light of historical cycles. I'm too lazy and old to do it myself any more so am glad of your splendid effort.
How do I Become Famous? (Article) - 1/7/2010 6:16:15 AM
An awful lot of people on Authorsden have written novels. I'm sure there are some good, some not so good, but to be honest, I believe the chances of any of us making it is very thin. Please don't think i'm a giver upper, but this word of mouth thing won't cut it. There are far too many writers being published now, and unfortunately, people want to stick to a proven author. I'll give you 10/10 for trying, but take a step back and look at the big picture, before you get hurt. I mean, I have been on six radio stations over here, and had numerous newspaper write ups regarding my books. A high for a few days and then back to earth with a bloody big bump isn't good for anyone.
Anyway, I hope you have a least some measure of success.
Credit Crunch 2009: The Eventual Outcome of Capitalism. (Article) - 12/30/2008 11:17:37 AM
Good article - would love to see an astrology chart for the period of most financial turmoil and upheaval - would love to see this period interpreted by a good astrologer.
Neptune Ingress into Pisces 2012 (Article) - 5/31/2008 3:56:18 PM
You Sure Went Lot Trouble Write This,i.e. I Don't Buy Astrology...
UR RIGHT ON: Humanity Will Just Shrug Its Shoulders...
How do I Become Famous? (Article) - 1/29/2008 7:53:14 AM
How do I Become Famous? (Article) - 1/6/2008 5:52:21 AM
I wish you the best of luck. I am searching for fame also but a big part of my dream is the wealth. I think that fame and fortune go hand and hand. I had some time between thinking about writing another article so I stop on yours. It is great and I totally agree with all you have to say. I get so tired of people always saying to work hard, make contacts and everything will come around for you. I am tired of waiting and I would like to enjoy my dream. Good Luck.
Pluto Ingress into Capricorn (Article) - 12/18/2007 2:16:57 PM
You Could Have Summed It All Up With The 1 Word = $GREED$...
Credit For The Write...
How do I Become Famous? (Article) - 7/29/2007 9:02:46 PM
Word is mouth is great but you have to do a lot of marketing and promoting to become famous. However, I enjoyed reading your article and just finished writing in my blog about wearing many hats to get to the top. I am an intuitive numerologist. How does writing fit in with your vibrations? www.jjmichael.org author of It's Not Over Yet.
How do I Become Famous? (Article) - 4/25/2007 10:08:03 AM
This is my theory: if you want to become famous SO badly in our present lifetime, it may be possible in some way or another, but it will take a lot of hard work; however, if you want to be famous for being a true artist, as you mentioned, Mozart, it may not be possible. That's just how it is. I always remember what Nietszche said though, that the "marketplace" is a place inhabited by showmen. Not compromising and sticking to one's principles is always best in the end.
How do I Become Famous? (Article) - 3/15/2007 4:17:22 AM
This is a very good article, intensely readable. It held my interest. I agree with most of what you say. Fame does not necessarily equal money. Thanks to the internet we have more of a chance of reaching that penicle. Keep going!
How do I Become Famous? (Article) - 3/13/2007 1:38:02 PM
Good luck Shane! It's tough out there - that's for sure... I think that basic hard work is the key to success in ANY industry. My site went from 0 hits to 70,000/wk (www.petsweekly.com) inside of 8 months. But, I work VERY hard on PR, making connections and providing a site that is chock full of reliable information. Research, read and talk to people - that's your best bet! Word of mouth is absolutely crucial, but so is getting involved with your work, self-promoting is also a big plus, and one that many aspiring artists (including myself) have problems with. It does, after all, mean opening yourself up to criticism. Just remember you can't please everyone on the time - there are simply too many people ont his earth! Besides, everything has a price, no? Good luck!
Mundane Astrology: a Jupiter / Uranus Cycle (Article) - 1/25/2007 7:32:25 PM
And this reminds me of something I heard the other day ~ that the peach is a member of the almond family, and almonds do look like peach pits. And that reminds me that my great great grandfather, Alfred, who was English, had a black maid working for him and his wife, who was Spanish. She (my great great grandmother) bore twelve children.
In my marriage, I am the writer, not my husband.
How do I Become Famous? (Article) - 12/12/2006 1:09:17 AM
This subject captivates me. When I was a teenager my mom would needle me by pointing out that my dad is famous and adding I'm a nobody.
I thought I would never get this monkey off my back. Than came the internet and my book is sold by Amazon.Com in six countries and hardly anyone talks about dad's big name. The monkey is off my back because I persevered.
Stop the Drug Market: Letter to the European Commission (Article) - 12/11/2006 11:01:31 AM
An interesting philosophy Shane and food for thought. but will it have any effect on the powers that be, sadly probably not, at least not yet. Those who have been directly affected by the drug scene will appreciate the sentiment. Did you get any response?????
Your fond friend
How do I Become Famous? (Article) - 4/12/2005 10:27:27 AM
Good ideas presented in a light manner. "Word of mouth is the most obvious," I agree. R
How do I Become Famous? (Article) - 4/10/2005 11:04:01 AM
Highly amusing, Shane. You need a fame advisor. "Google This!" ~~Nordette
How do I Become Famous? (Article) - 4/10/2005 7:00:20 AM
enjoyed the read
A Cetter of Lomplaint (Poetry) - 6/6/2011 5:07:33 PM
nice poem to read Shane and funny to boot....Bob
New Year's Resolution (Poetry) - 1/3/2010 9:30:35 PM
A good resolution is not to have any resolutions.
New Year's Resolution (Poetry) - 12/29/2009 11:50:42 AM
I'm with you! Moderation my ass. Patrick
No Smoking (Poetry) - 12/11/2009 9:43:12 AM
I have never smoked, by the grace of God, but this is a very honest and straight-forward poem about what I've viewed to be one of life's greatest additions. I'm so glad you have quit and will pray that the Lord will grant you continued victory. Most excellent, well written poem! ~zACH
I'm a Turkey (Poetry) - 11/4/2009 9:27:16 PM
Shane! This is a wonderfully sick bit of humor! Love it. Patrick
No Smoking (Poetry) - 11/4/2009 12:19:34 PM
First rate narrative on the real story. I never smoked bu my mom did for 50 years. At 76 we made her stop, using the patch. By golly she did it and is far better off for it. That was 8 months ago. Does she still want one - as you said, You Betcha. Ordinary chewing gum works wonders. Patrick
No Smoking (Poetry) - 8/21/2009 11:16:11 AM
I am one of the reformed types myself, but cannot say that I had any great awakening when I finally gave up for good (after many times trying). My life seemed exactly the same except for the fact that I constantly wanted a cigarette. I still wish that they made a nonaddictive cigarette that I could have just once in a while without any desire to have one again. I truly miss the taste, the smell, etc., but realized some time after quitting how disgusting it is to make out with a smoker. I apologized to my ex-girlfriend, but considering that she was the main reason I kept it up (I finally kicked a few short days after we ended) I wasn't that sorry. I CAN'T GO ON--I WILL GO ON!
No Smoking (Poetry) - 7/28/2009 12:38:59 PM
Awesome! A must read for every person who smokes. I love your sense of humor, Shane. Your work is wonderful to read.
No Smoking (Poetry) - 7/16/2009 8:42:03 AM
Well done. I am struggling with ending the madness myself and brother, it is hard. I've backslid many time but the next time will be for good.
A Cetter of Lomplaint (Poetry) - 1/28/2009 9:05:06 AM
It's really so funny
No Smoking (Poetry) - 1/24/2009 3:39:44 AM
To me, the best thing about stopping smoking is when the day comes that you really begin to start smelling things again, like the full rich smell of mown grass, and stuff like that. Pure sniffing bliss!!!
New Year's Resolution (Poetry) - 1/4/2009 11:40:30 AM
Goood writing here. I made a resolution to stop eating bread, same as last year, but I gained 25 lbs in a year's time, so not happy about that either. Will diet and try again, need to lose for health's sake. Like to read about the different NY's resolutions, so your post is very acceptable to me.
New Year's Resolution (Poetry) - 1/2/2009 4:56:51 PM
OMIGOSH THAT'S SUCH A FUNNY POEM
A Cetter of Lomplaint (Poetry) - 11/1/2008 11:58:03 PM
Wheeee! A writer aftr my own heart, only lotz funnier.
Really enjoyed this one.
Your'e a "tracked" man from now.
A Cetter of Lomplaint (Poetry) - 9/24/2008 7:16:10 PM
Shane, you made me laugh, your inventiveness and imagination infectious. Thank you for this, and it reminded me of a man I used to know who spoke much like this when he had a few brinks in his delly. Wonderful!
A Cetter of Lomplaint (Poetry) - 9/24/2008 4:08:00 PM
Wonderful! I can't stop laughing.
A Cetter of Lomplaint (Poetry) - 9/24/2008 12:20:08 PM
Few write humor like you. Dell won. :)
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
A Cetter of Lomplaint (Poetry) - 9/24/2008 11:08:11 AM
This was adorable. Funny, how you can read without looking at the spelling.
A Cetter of Lomplaint (Poetry) - 9/24/2008 10:40:47 AM
A Cetter of Lomplaint (Poetry) - 9/24/2008 10:15:27 AM
One I can relate to! Ha!
A Cetter of Lomplaint (Poetry) - 9/24/2008 9:24:31 AM
You do find some very unique ways to entertain, Shane, and this one is really neat! I copied it to Patty while she and I were on the phone and she was able to read it straight up. She can do stuff like that. Me, I have to think about it somewhat. Neat one :-)
No Smoking (Poetry) - 3/23/2008 2:07:03 PM
I agree entirely, people should be free to do as they wish. Those that want or need to quit will do so when the time is right. It's those reformed smokers I can't stand, they drive me nuts.
No Smoking (Poetry) - 1/13/2008 4:59:25 PM
SHANE ... VERY GOOD WRITE!
Been a DIE-HARD SMOKER for about 52 years now, just never had either the real desire to quit, nor the fear of the consequences.
I think that it is GREAT, when an individual CHOOSES to quit - BUT I truly DETEST anyone, including governments, to try to FORCE me. The very FIRST thing that the NAZIS did in 1939, was to announce a SMOKING BAN ...
GEE, what if all the zealous NON-smokers had the same regard towards CORPORATE AIR POLLUTION BELCHING OUT OF SMOKESTACKS INCESSANTLY FOR OVER 60 YEARS?
PAX TECUM ... Tom.
New Year's Resolution (Poetry) - 1/12/2008 7:25:18 AM
I resolve...to never again make another New Year's resolution!
Enjoyable and oh, so true! Nice work, Shane!
I'm a Turkey (Poetry) - 11/25/2007 7:10:09 AM
With a few cleverly penned words from the inside of a turkey's head, you've brightened my day. Excellent humor.
I'm a Turkey (Poetry) - 11/19/2007 1:16:23 PM
A turkey's perspective on the holidays. Truly one of today's bright spots after going shopping for Thanksgiving. Too cute.
God bless you and have a blessed Thanksgiving. Kathy
I'm a Turkey (Poetry) - 11/18/2007 11:49:34 PM
Oh well I can only hope....Read my take on The Turkey's revolt LOL. And as we say here concerning our Chickens...May they turn into EMU's and Kick your dunny door in haha.
Vego and Turkey Activist
I'm a Turkey (Poetry) - 11/15/2007 7:14:50 PM
Poor turkeys get no respect. LOL Well done, Shane.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
LOL . Rebecca's comment :)
I'm a Turkey (Poetry) - 11/11/2007 6:14:06 PM
whopps, there goes the pecker.. LOL
No Smoking (Poetry) - 11/7/2007 1:42:32 PM
i am in my 14th week of quitting!! im 18 and have smoked since the age of 12 not that long i know but long enough, i dodnt use anything! just will power, it is hard, but im getting there sometimes my friends forget and offer me a cigarette i always say no, but only when they do offer me is when i need one, apart from that im fine, fair play to you i love this poem well done
No Smoking (Poetry) - 11/4/2007 4:16:00 PM
lol. Wonderful poem. Love the sentiment, right after I put out my smokes. Excellent. Liz
I'm a Turkey (Poetry) - 10/30/2007 4:11:07 AM
I don't know how it's rude, I thought it was cute.
No Smoking (Poetry) - 10/20/2007 6:35:39 AM
"Telling you to stop is not what I would like to do.
The reason that I quit was choice. The same is up to you."
Great lines! Inspiring poem! Nothing worse than a reformed smoker...glad you made a choice just as important as quitting: being a nice guy about it and not a nuisance.
No Smoking (Poetry) - 10/16/2007 11:22:02 AM
Interesting...I smoked from 15 (years old) to 25 and 35 to 50. Was on 50 fags a day. Decided to stop six weeks ago - no withdrawal, no longings, no problems - no patches etc - just a decision. Weird eh?
I'm a Turkey (Poetry) - 7/24/2007 1:43:04 AM
No Smoking (Poetry) - 1/14/2007 10:53:05 PM
GREAT Control Shane!
Great imporatant write!
WArmest HuGs,Warrior Sheeeooxx
*I quit when I was pregnant with my 1st daughter, since then with my 2nd Angel- I could light up...Gross.. and the smell in my hair, clothing/etc.. is a refreshing scent! :)
Good luck and more Power daily to you!
P.s. I wrote a poem on quitting smoking a few days ago... Got to get the word out,for better health ahead for many~
New Year's Resolution (Poetry) - 1/10/2007 5:51:40 AM
New Year's Resolution (Poetry) - 12/30/2006 6:38:40 AM
a great resolution to make
not to make any more
have a happy
New Year's Resolution (Poetry) - 12/26/2006 10:18:01 AM
If we don't succeed with the smoking and the drinking resolutions, we can always submit to PC Decree to ensure that we do!
I'm a Turkey (Poetry) - 11/20/2006 12:31:47 PM
Very enjoyable poem... at least the poor thing gets to see snow before they behead him... :-( Keep up the good work!
I'm a Turkey (Poetry) - 11/12/2006 6:09:16 PM
Funny! Very creative! Good work.
I'm a Turkey (Poetry) - 11/12/2006 8:48:16 AM
YOur turkey humor just sleighs me Shane! I love how creative you wrote this all out, the pangs of a Turkey friend...
Enjoy! Your holidays! REally Great Write - I'm impressed, right to the END!
Thanks for sharing this surviving story of a Holiday almost here! My writing friend~ - 1st time reading you too - Come check my heart OUT, and see if you like...
WArm HuGs, Sheee
I'm a Turkey (Poetry) - 11/11/2006 11:10:57 AM
Shane, this is so good. What a clever idea to tell it all from the turkey's perspective. You did a wonderful job with it.
No Smoking (Poetry) - 8/16/2006 5:51:06 PM
Fantastic words of wisdom!!
I gave up nine years ago .. so I'm not such a bad newly reformed smoker; but a reformed smoker I'll always be, and passive smoke will always be unnecessary pollution to me! I find it hard to have high respect for people who won't give up even when their father or mother is hooked to a machine etc... And even have existing respiratory conditions themselves!!
Ah well, each to their own ... and I don't have move in with him.
Thank you for sharing this highly necessary write!! (Saving to library)
Love, Suzie :-D
No Smoking (Poetry) - 12/31/2005 9:36:19 PM
Thanks for the inspiration - I needed that tonight!
No Smoking (Poetry) - 4/25/2005 10:22:51 AM
i always tell people that being smug and self righteous after you quit is the only way to compensate for giving up smokes, so they can put up with it...:} i quit mainly because i refuse to go stand outside in freezing temperatures for a cigarette but i have been off them for so long now, i imagine i had more lofty reasons.
No Smoking (Poetry) - 4/24/2005 1:50:09 PM
Never picked up that habit, though I have started and stopped many others...still I find it hard to not take a hit of the herb every now and then, but I got past the hard stuff and alchohol on my own...you just have to not want to anymore, and you seem to be in that place right now...much luck offered from...Ed & Rufuz (w00f)
No Smoking (Poetry) - 4/24/2005 1:18:19 PM
Congratulations on taking that big step! You've more courage than I...good luck!
A great write, metered and rhymed perfectly with a SPOT ON message!
You may have saved many lungs and hearts today--WELL DONE!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
No Smoking (Poetry) - 4/24/2005 11:06:29 AM
Very appropriate in these healthy times. I wish I could take back every time I bought my Dad Pall Malls. He died of a stroke at 60.
New Year's Resolution (Poetry) - 1/8/2005 11:07:37 AM
Delightful, Shane! Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
New Year's Resolution (Poetry) - 12/26/2004 7:18:22 PM
Thanks for the laughs, last verse says it all!;-)
I wonder if anyone ever keeps one;-)?
New Year's Resolution (Poetry) - 12/26/2004 5:12:57 PM
Write on. Like a beautiful lover, I never met a resolution I could keep.
New Year's Resolution (Poetry) - 12/26/2004 1:29:34 PM
this is sooooo cute
and sadly true
New Year's Resolution (Poetry) - 12/26/2004 8:15:48 AM
I agree on making New Year's resolution in that most of the ones that people do often fail. Maybe just one in that I will try to read more.
I'm a Turkey (Poetry) - 11/3/2004 11:11:46 AM
i never thought of looking at it from the turkey's point of view. i guess i thought they all came from grocery freezers
I'm a Turkey (Poetry) - 11/2/2004 6:27:51 PM
This is a splendid, humorous write. I like it Shane. It is about that time. Thanks for sharing this with us.
I'm a Turkey (Poetry) - 11/2/2004 2:20:50 PM
A gobblin' good write that ain't no turkey! Well done, Shane!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Where do all the odd socks go? (Poetry) - 2/15/2004 8:33:23 PM
Hey, when you discover the answer to this one, I suppose you'll be rich. Funny write, thanks.
Where do all the odd socks go? (Poetry) - 11/16/2003 4:44:53 PM
LOL this is so cute!!! very funny!!! The disappearance of socks is an issue that the FBI has case loads of leads on, many clinging questions, are left unanswered, but they are progressing a foot at a time! LOL...sorry I could not resist!
jerry steinfied did a rountine yrs ago on that subject...like what do u see just one sock lying in the street...like its a great escape for something!
very cleaver poetry!
Where do all the odd socks go? (Poetry) - 10/15/2003 11:15:19 PM
This is so true. I've wondered this myself but an answer I have not found. An excellent poem to be sure.
Where do all the odd socks go? (Poetry) - 10/14/2003 9:24:25 PM
hahahahahahaha --- if you ever find out, please PLEASE let me know. LOL, this is a delightful bit of humor, have really enjoyed reading this. Great rhyme !
Where do all the odd socks go? (Poetry) - 10/14/2003 3:51:52 PM
LOL--i've wondered that myself, but haven't thought to put it into proesy
excellent meter, rhyming, and humor! this has style!
(((HUGS))) and love,