Relapse – [News]

So, I have some news and some other news.

First, another article is on the way and I’m really going to do my best to make them more frequent. Some articles, like this upcoming one, will be more of a sharing of resources I found intertwined with my own insight on the matter. The next article will briefly discuss The Backwards Law by Alan Watts and how I connect the analysis of it provided by the YouTube channel Pursuit of Wonder with the meaning behind the Wheel of Fortune Card in tarot. So that’s neat!! The other kind of articles I’ll be sharing will be longer and more enriched in research (basically what I’ve been doing). The next one of those is the literary analysis of the first Hermetic Principle.

The next bit of news is that I’ve accepted I’m having a bit of a relapse with my mental health. I’ve been dealing with a work-life imbalance for months now and I’ve finally had to address it to others. The hardest part about this is other people don’t really understand the work I do with Authentikei, so my part-time job doesn’t seem like a big deal compared to a full-time shift. My mental and emotional health makes it very difficult for me to work like the average American that can bust out a 9 to 5 throughout the week (even with all the conditioning I had during childhood lol). That’s why freelance writing is perfect for me. Even though I don’t receive a lot of sympathy and understanding sometimes, I’m grateful my inner truth finally burst through and pointed out my current dilemma. With that being said, I may disappear sometimes, but relapses like these inspire me like you wouldn’t believe, which means more content! I know that messages about regressions in mental health are usually disheartening, but I’m actually sharing this to express happiness. The wheel of fortune is turning.

You’ll know what I mean once I share the article.

Thanks for reading and be well. Take care of yourselves.

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Rewriting – Second Draft – Session 4 and Article Update

I’ve sectioned off where the range of my exposition in my first draft and have decided to just read and edit it. Keeping it simple is helping me see the big picture of the novel series as a whole because the exposition is where the audience decides whether they want to invest time in the world and its characters or not. So I’m trying to read like a member of the audience, edit like a editor/publisher that wants the story to be enticing enough to sell, and that helps me brainstorm as an author that’s going to stick to their guns when it comes to themes of the story, yet flexible enough to make the changes needed. This is my mindset anyway. I even have a notebook set aside where I’m writing down my criticisms as an audience member. It’s helping a lot.

As for my article on the Hermetic Principles, I’ve realized that I want to do a literary analysis of all the principles and I know it’ll be fun, but I’m also afraid…because I keep leaning towards deconstructionism for my method of analysis…which is INSANE. They’re paradoxical enough. We’ll see. I’ll stay in touch.

I’m just glad I had the energy to work on both of these things today, even if it was for a short while. I’m so exhausted…

Letting The Novel Take The Lead – [News]

I did start this website to track the progress of my novel series and I nearly forgot that (not gonna lie, I feel I’ve said this before…yikes). I’ll be posting more updates regarding the novel and the side projects I’ll be doing for the sake of the novel (writing articles, blogging, making music, short stories, etc.) more frequently. I think this is the best way to keep myself on track.

The article series on the Hermetic Principles is still going on along with research on past life experiences, auras, and preparing another prose poetry piece on elemental magic. All of it is relevant to the novel. Pouring into those short-term projects and sharing them with you all helps others understand my writing style and build my audience. I’m grateful for all of you, by the way. The support and patience all around the world is really inspiring. I love connecting with other writers and other people who have had these metaphysical or paranormal experiences. With that being said…

I’m going to create a “Contact” page soon so anyone can message me through the website if they like. I’ve had a few messages via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, which is great, but I want there to be accessibility on the website too in case those of you who visit my page aren’t into social media. I’ll announce when that’s up.

Lastly, I have a worldbuilding idea that will allow me to share it with everyone in the midst of construction without spoiling the novel series. It’s been a dream I’ve put off for too long. So here we go.

More updates soon. Blessings.

Issues With Vocal.Media – [News]

Hello all,

So, for over a week now, I’ve been having issues signing into Vocal.Media and accessing my account so I can write more articles. This is due to an update to the website. Since this isn’t really within my control, I am still writing the article on the first Hermetic principle, but if it takes too long for Vocal.Media to fix the issues, I’ll probably post it on the website.

Additionally, finally made a TikTok account (as I was freaking out before in my previous post, heheh) and the purpose of that isn’t really to just goof around. I want to be more transparent with my music making process and with just how I create in general. For those of you interested, my account name is authentikei. Because of the writing issues, I’ll probably focus on music a bit more, but I wish to stay connected with you all, so I hope you do follow. I like sharing my artistry with you.

Have a good day.

Hey there… [News]

So many weird mishaps happened the last couple of days and I tried to post and update yesterday, but the Internet was one of those mishaps.

First – finally passed 100 followers on WordPress! Thank you so much!

Second – my right hand got hurt yesterday, which makes writing and making music difficult, but I’m trying to work around it while resting my hand.

Three – Vocal.Media has been going through some website updates, so if you’ve been trying to read some of my articles and you weren’t able to, that’s why. With patience, I’m sure the issue will be resolved.

Fourth – I am grateful for all who read, support, and chat with me. Gratitude abounds and I hope all of you are having a nice end of the summer.

Fifth – I AM DAMN EXCITED FOR AUTUMN!

Sixth – Due to my own experiences, I’m going to see if I can work up an article on past lives and reincarnation. Are you interested?

Seventh – The first Kybalion article will be on The Principle of Mentalism and it’s on the way…once vocal.media gets fixed.

Heheh. Be well, my friends.

I’m going to start an article series on the Kybalion

The seven hermetic principles are very important to study in the field of metaphysics, so I’m assigning myself to do a more thorough study of them.

I tried to write about Hermeticism before and it was…just messy haha. So I’m going to follow through with this for my own sake because I’ve been hoping to incorporate these principles in my novel series somehow.

Additionally, I have another literature article in the works. The reference material is going to be The Secret History by Donna Tartt. More on that soon…

Website Changes and The Mission

Hello friends,

A few changes to the site.

The Welcome page is a little different. Information about my novel and other projects are now on a page called “Authentikei’s Work” along with the Music page and the Poetry Readings page.

The Philosophy Study page is a work in progress, but it’s there.

Regarding The Mission

The mission on the front of my website is what I’m transforming this platform into. Although this started out with just a home page and blog for me to write about the progress on my novel, I became inspired to create a platform for creative spirits with philosophical minds (like me) to have a community to connect with and a place to cultivate their artistic visions. I started this for myself and as more support grows, I aim to return the favor by finding resources and promoting their work hoping they’ll inspire all of us to reinforce our personal philosophies and the desire to live a life that benefits ourselves and others.

Many thanks to those who have supported my creative projects and research so far. I look forward to supporting your endeavors as well.