I am part scholar, part mystic, and a musician who plays guitar in various genres, ranging from Celtic folk music--calming, relaxing to uplifting, to the other end of the guitar player's spectrum--hard rock and metal, both rhythm and soloing. I work a lot on my connection to the subtler plane of reality, the astral, and can scry and am fairly experienced with the practice of meditation and affirmations and mantras. I believe in the power of meditation, for it can be used for more than one end; and has positive effects on the spirit, soul. I have written a lot of music and four books, but unfortunately I am hesitant to publish the books, and, as a rock guitarist, am still looking for bandmates, (since 1998). My heritage is Russian, Swedish and Irish.