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GeminiLover75
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posted June 08, 2006 07:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GeminiLover75     Edit/Delete Message
I remember years ago when my mum was into Linda Goodman she ordered a copy of Gooberz. Last year she told me that when she had started to read it, it was 'weird' and she didn't like it ... her reaction to it was so strong she took it back to the bookshop and got her money back. I don't want to ask her about it cos I know she gets kinda freaked out by stuff. But does anyone have any ideas why she would react this way to it?

To explain, I know my mum doesn't like anything 'weird' ie things that get too spiritual or psychic or anything to do with the subconscious. She always said I was weird when I was a kid cos I kept a dream journal and was really into my dreams! She is quite paranoid about stuff like that (although she seems to have some psychic abilities or is a bit 'sensitive' that way, as was my grandmother, and me too). Last year I told her my new boyfriend was Wiccan (well, he was at the time but not now) and when I explained to her what that meant, she freaked out by it and took a major disliking to him. She also claims to have gotten a weird feeling about a bracelet she used to wear that had funny symbols on it so she threw it away...

Anyway, what is it about Gooberz that would freak her out? I've never read it so I don't know what it would be!

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paras
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posted June 08, 2006 08:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for paras     Edit/Delete Message
Does your mum by any chance call herself a "Christian"?

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GeminiLover75
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posted June 08, 2006 03:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GeminiLover75     Edit/Delete Message
Not really, at least no more than I do. She's not a churchgoer or Bible reader (I am the same) but she does believe in God though and says she has seen an angel before (and a dark spirit, in a dream). So yeah she's no fundamentalist, and she doesn't believe in Hell, but maybe she prefers to stick to the 'safe' Christian-related options anyway...

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Gooberzlostlovefound
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posted June 17, 2006 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gooberzlostlovefound     Edit/Delete Message
paras~ LOL

GemLover~ Hi again

It's hard to say exactly why Gooberz freaked your mom out so much...I would say reading Gooberz in general is an intense experience, could maybe bring up a lot of 'stuff' -- can you elaborate on her reaction?

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posted June 17, 2006 09:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for artlovesdawn     Edit/Delete Message
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GeminiLover75
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posted July 01, 2006 05:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GeminiLover75     Edit/Delete Message
Hi again! Sorry I haven't been back to this thread in a while.

GooberzLovelostfound, it was a long time ago and I barely even recall her getting the book (I would have been a child or young teen at the time), but she told me about this only last year. So I don't remember seeing any reaction for myself. And I don't want to ask her because she'll probably think I'm getting weird.

artlovesdawn, I think what you suggested could be right, about it touching a fear and putting on the breaks. I still haven't read the book for myself but maybe she didn't like the Isis and Osiris thing - I'll admit to being a bit freaked by Eygptian stuff if I get too deep into it. Completely psychological, and usually related to me not really 'understanding' what things are about. But like you, I go away and try to forget about it and then at another time approach whatever it was from a different angle, when I am ready - and that's when I understand. We probably all have our own 'timeline' for learning and growing, and maybe that is what happened with my mother - the time just wasn't right.

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Randall
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posted December 19, 2006 05:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message
*bump*

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