Musings from the fringes of society on observations of how this energetic shift is affecting some of us.
About the Author:
Earth Energy Reader is my pseudonym. Most of my friends know me as Bobbie Ensary and I run this little-known but influential blog called “The Shift Has Hit the Fan”, a blog which touches on the intersection between comparative spirituality, politics, white magick, spiritual travel, high culture, pop culture and as I put it, is “One person’s perspective on the Earth’s energetic shift”. In the first month of going online, some of my blog posts were picked up by the likes of DavidIcke.com and in the case of Elephant Journal, went viral.
My paternal family is originally from West Bengal, India, from the same village as Nobel Prize laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. My maternal family is from East Bengal (present-day Bangladesh) and is distantly related (5th cousin) to another Nobel laureate, Peace Prize winner and the father of micro-credit, Dr. Mohammad Yunus. However I was raised in Canada and have lived most of my life there. Having a secular, Muslim and Bengali background, many friends of the family were Bengali Hindus and Buddhists. I went to Catholic schools for my primary and secondary education and the early exposure to all these different traditions has definitely informed and shaped my global, pluralistic perspective.
I speak 4 languages (English, French, Bengali, Turkish and can barely get by in German), am a graduate of McGill University (B.Com), Emory University (MA) and the Institute for Medicine and Spirituality at Johns Hopkins University. I am a clinical member of the American Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.
I have lived in Canada, Turkey, the United States and Bangladesh. I have spent years studying the commonalities between Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and Native American spirituality and have spent time with His Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of the Greek Orthodox Church and the late Hopi Elder, Grandfather Martin Gashweseoma. I spent three years living in Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean and becoming very familiar with ancient Hittite, Greek, Roman and Byzantine sites of spiritual significance. I also worked as a spiritual caregiver at a Level V trauma hospital in Washington DC. I spent close to five years learning about Native American spirituality and the teachings around the medicine wheel and the sweat lodge with an Elder in Maniwaki, Quebec.
As a lover of overseas travel, understanding different cultures, diverse spiritual traditions and religions, I have a keen interest in the intersection between our emotional and spiritual landscapes, the cultures we come from and the rich spiritual heritage of this planet.
These days, I specializes in individual spiritual counseling, travel therapy and designing and consulting individualized spiritual tours based strictly on each individual’s needs. I use my travel experiences, exposure to other cultures and religions and my training in doing complete spiritual assessments from Johns Hopkins, which was solidly grounded in both old and new theological and spiritual traditions as well as theistic and non-theistic teachings to help clients.
If you are interested in a consult or booking some sessions or want to plan that spiritual quest or feel pulled to go somewhere specific but have no idea where to start, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or go HERE for more details.
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Likes: The alternative research community, well-done astrology, Tarot readings, white magick, Gnostic mysticism, First Nations spirituality, 80’s British alternative/college radio music, Depeche Mode, David Bowie, Kate Bush, The Smiths, New Order/Joy Division, Bauhaus, Love and Rockets, Lou Reed, T-Rex, Roxy Music, ELO, Earth, Wind and Fire, 1970s funk and punk, Nina Simone, Radiohead, Muse, Phoenix, The Killers, Interpol, rocking out at live concerts, yoga, Pilates, long hikes in the forest, ladybugs, riding my bicycle, chaos theory, independent film, old Hollywood movies from the 1930s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, practically any film by Alfred Hitchcock, Todd Solondz, Alexander Payne, Merchant Ivory productions, Wes Anderson, Louis Malle, Jean-Luc Goddard, Ken Loach, John Sayles , Wim Wenders, Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen, Cillian Murphy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger films with Roger Livesey, anything by Henry Rollins, swimming in rivers or the ocean, rainbows, flowers that smell like flowers, roses, orange blossoms, peonies, jasmine, freesia, lily of the valley, gardening, picking wild flowers, having dinner with friends, mashed potatoes, roasted garlic, wine and port, iced-cold vodka martinis, Indian, Thai and Greek food, French pastries, afternoon tea, Sunday brunch, dim-sum, the Mediterranean climate and lifestyle, New England clam bakes, picnics, BBQs, bonfires, reading, libraries, second-hand bookshops, well-bound books, vintage furniture, Art Deco and Art Nouveau jewelry, getting pedicures, deep-tissue massages, art by Salvador Dali, Tamara de Lempicka and Nicholas Roerich, the French and Italian aesthetic, summers in Greece, spiritual maturity, writers like Ryszard Kapuscinski, Isak Dinesen, W. Somerset Maugham, “The Panther” by Rainier Maria Rilke, the fairy tales of Herman Hesse, discussing and reading anarchist theory and writers like Noam Chomsky, Derrick Jensen, Chris Hedges, Rudolf Rocker, Murray Bookchin, Errico Malatesta, designers like Azzedine Alaia, (old) Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler and Antony Price for women, Paul Smith for men, John Fluevog shoes, scoring vintage designer stuff at second-hand shops worth 1000s of dollars and scoring them for like $5 bucks, comedians like George Carlin and Louis CK, marbled ox-blood leather, red lipstick, leopard-print accessories like sneakers or pumps, cashmere, silk, wool, gabardine, wool crepe, vintage beaded sweaters, berets, thunder and lightning, watching electrical storms, playing with my pugs and hearing them snore happily at night.
Dislikes: Hip hop, rap, country western music, folk music, death metal, Nickelback, Creed, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews Band, Mumford & Sons, Hootie and the Blowfish and pretty much any American attempt at “alternative music” when they all sound the same and suck, Celine Dion, boy-bands, most of today’s Top 40 music, any film with Arnold Schwarzenegger or Sylvester Stallone, practically every film by Michael Bay or Steven Spielberg , miserly cheapskates, mosquitoes, Broadway musicals, reality TV, the TV show “Friends”, practically everything that came out after 1992, dentists and accountants, malls, ending up at a party where I don’t know a soul, small-talk, too much humidity, polyester, sweaters and cardigans which pill easily especially after you paid a fortune for them, shorts or track pants with words like “Juicy” written across the posterior, fuzzy accessories, sparkly nail-polish, over-priced designer jeans, reptiles as pets, hay-fever season, hipsters and their “craft”beer or “craft” anything, New Agers, Canadian winters, Quebec politics, gentrification, Stephen King, suburban sheeple, people who treat their kids like some weird pet, F-1 racing, pro-sports especially hockey and the Montreal Canadians, the city of Toronto, Starbucks, prune juice, Mexican fast-food, marzipan, licorice, franchise eateries, museums and exhibits with over-priced admission, brand-name dressing, Lululemon, slobs, braggarts, bad personal hygiene, vulgar nouveau riche and the places they hang out, annoying teenagers, people who insist on sharing the small details of their life while talking out loud on their cell phones, very loud voices, conspicuous-consumption, people who only talk about themselves all the time and consider you to be an after-thought, bad table manners, bad manners period, spoiled brats, Mondays, jocks, himbos and bimbos, women who play dumb to catch male attention and men who fall for it, narcissists , Montreal men who mostly are man-boys, racists and bigots, people who are mean to animals, Conservatives, American Republicans, neo-conservatives, right-wing pundits, neo-liberalism, CROCs, people who pretend to be something that they’re not, men in floor-length fur coats, when people wear lots of jewelry with giant gems to draw attention away from their ugly hands (but you can still see their ugly hands), crowded places, the herd mentality, bling, people who ride their bicycle on the foot path and pedestrians walking along the bike path especially when the two paths are next to each other, people who stand at the front of the bus and block the entrance when there are tons of open seats in the back. You get the idea.