Monroe Blocks Project | Downtown Detroit

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C. Rae Art | Graphic Collage

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Early Detroit Black Physicians | The Thomas Family

Dr. Alfred E. Thomas Sr., Dr. Alfred E. Thomas Jr. & Mr. Sam H. Thomas

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Edyth K. Thomas Hospital, Detroit, MI

Thomas Family Hospitals, 1931

Thomas Family Hospitals

Read a newspaper article about it here. See the brochure here. Brochure courtesy of the Detroit Public Library, Burton Historical Collection.

Dr. Alfred Thomas Bio, NMA 1971

Dr. Alfred Thoms Sr. Buys Mid-West

Mrs. Lavinia F. Thomas

Dr. Alfred Thomas Insurance Agency.1941

Dr Alfred Thomas Sr., Savings & Loan, 1961

Dr. Alfred Thomas Civil Rights 2

Dr. Alf Thomas Dies

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Latest Jewelry Designs

More Adventures In Jewelry Making

I made these pieces for myself. Imperial Blue Jasper and Leather Necklace Set, a Silver Plate Skull & Stone Ring Chain Bracelet (Faceted Tear Drop Amethyst), a throw back 1970’s Leather, Turquoise and Sea Shell Wrap Choker and a Turquoise and Silver Plate Eleven Ancestors Mantra Chain.

UPDATE: More stuff for me! I’m making a black leather Gri-Gri Bag with assorted semi-precious stones, glass seed beads, purple yarn and silver plate findings. I will place a love charm bundle at the bottom of the finished bag. I made an African & Native American inspired soft (Ancestor) cuff. The extra large cuff is made of a fabric and burlap base, sealed watercolor or maker design, various charms, semi-precious stones, sea shell shapes, glass, silver plate chain and beads. It’s finished with silver plate wire attached inside a fabric and felt sleeve and silver faux leather backing. The other cuffs will be less ornate than mine. Lastly, I finished my Skull and Stone Ring Chain Bracelet with clasp side charms.

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A Message From The Universe

On Sunday morning 4/8/2018, as soon as I opened my eyes I heard the words Vesper Alloy. I pondered a second about what those words meant. I said to myself, “That sounds strange, who or what is Vesper Alloy?”

I researched the word Vesper.

  •  The word Vesper is defined as evening, supper, evening star and west. Vesper also represents the Roman equivalent of the Greek demigod Hesperus

I researched Hesperus and found that he is the evening star, the planet Venus in the evening.

  • Venus is the second planet from the Sun and is the second brightest planet in the night sky, after the moon
  • Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty and is the second largest terrestrial planet, often referred to as Earth’s sister planet
  • Venus has a central iron core and a rocky mantle. The weather on Venus is hot and fiery, due to high levels of carbon dioxide. Also, the atmosphere contains small amounts of Nitrogen and the clouds are made of sulfuric acid

I immediately found my astrology birth chart and discovered that Venus is in my 5th house. I then researched the metaphysical and esoteric meaning of Venus in my birth chart.

  • Venus rejoices in my 5th house where joy, delight and dance reside, which is a unique and significant relationship. Having Venus in my birth chart epitomizes my individual ability to celebrate love and more profoundly to celebrate life. The word celebrate pertains to observing and performing rites, festivities, ceremonies and commemorating events
  • Jupiter and Venus, the two benefic planets, rejoice in opposing houses and are considered the most financially fortunate in a birth chart, even by modern astrologers
  • Those born with Venus in their 5th house are naturally joyful souls who take delight in many pleasures that a life on Earth has to offer
  • In my birth chart, Venus is also the cosignificator of the 5th house, after the planet  ruling the sign at the beginning of that house. NOTE: A cosignificator is any planet which is naturally associated with another in the ruler-ship of a faculty or matter under consideration. I need to learn more about this
  • The word Venusian describes something or someone who is beautiful, easy going or pleasure seeking
  • The word Venerate means to revere or solicit the good will of a God or goddess, but in its original sense means to desire, which is a Venus keyword
  • Venus governs laughter, humor and pleasure and rules Friday
  • When Venus is emphasized in a human birth chart, the person is alluring, charismatic and has sex appeal
  • The elemental metal Copper is ruled or governed by Venus and many copper compounds are a beautiful blue or green color. The Alloys of Copper are brass and bronze
    • Brass is the generic term for a range of copper-zinc alloys with differing combinations of properties including strength, machinability, ductility, wear resistancehardness, color, electrical and thermal conductivity and corrosion resistance
    • Bronze is a tin alloy of copper which is harder than either of the alloy metal ingredients. It is extremely strong and resistant to atmospheric corrosion

On Tuesday 4/3/2018 I began listening to the book The Power of Concentration by Theron Q. Dumont. I was drawn to the book, because the mind is my main mode of working magic or bringing about manifestation. I took notes on the most interesting topics within the first six chapters. The bullet points below are about willpower.

  • The use of willpower is the gathering together of mental energy. The concentration of power at one point, goal or intention
  • You don’t have to develop willpower if you constantly use what you have
  • The way you use your will determines your fate. Your life is molded to a great extent by the use you make of your willpower
  • The person who doesn’t learn to use his will rarely decides things for himself. And, due to constant fluctuations, he allows others to direct his path
  • A resolute demand is the first step to getting what you want
  • The power of the mental demand is absolute and it’s supply is limitless
  • The mental demand is a projection of concentrated power, causing the manifestation of the conditions and opportunity necessary to accomplish the purpose
  • Never let your mental demand falter by entertaining doubt, this lack of conviction weakens the force of your mental energy which is hard to regain
  • You must hold steadfastly to your mental demand until your need is supplied
  • With the right mental attitude in accordance with your ability you can gain success
  • Remain forever dissatisfied with what you are doing and what you have accomplished
  • Believe that there is nothing impossible for you to accomplish

The next day I created affirmations using the clause I can, I will and I must…, about the things I’ve been working to manifest. I worked them like a 9 to 5! No matter what I was doing, I spoke my affirmations, visualized my results and felt the exuberance of accomplishment. The more I did it the easier it got. On Saturday 4/7/2018, I watched

a live-stream lecture entitled, Is My Magic Working??, by Brother Jamal of the Gnosis You Tube channel and Masters Of The Cosmos website. His lecture stressed 5 important points to effectively work your magic.

  1. Knowledge – The greater knowledge you have of yourself and your capabilities, the greater your foundation to do more. You must do your research, because knowledge begets confidence
  2. Confidence in your approach – The more in-depth your knowledge, the greater are your options to effectively apply to your magic
  3. Execution – There is no set formula, but you must have a means to work your magic. You may set up an ancestor alter, use a vision board, daily meditation, the power of your concentration and more
  4. Faith/Patience – When the result seems slow in coming, it has no bearing upon your ability. Time is a construct and your answer will not conform to it’s rules
  5. Acceptance – When you put a demand on the universe it must answer. You must be perceptive in the recognition of your answer. The magician is always tuned in and open to whatsoever way the answer presents itself. You will not be waiting so very long for your result if you are looking and listening for it outside of the mundane

Had I not looked for more effective ways to focus and boost my process of manifestation, then work that information and stay tuned in; I would’ve likely missed or ignored this very special message from the universe. It might not mean much to most, but it shows me that the universe has ears and is listening. I got several tantalizing clues proving that the universe has a lot to say and so much to give. I truly believe my magic is working. I leave you with this, you must have the willpower to do and the eyes and ears to see and hear how the universe is working to enrich your life. By all means, work your magic!

You can search the book, The Power of Concentration here. You can listen to the lecture, Is My Magic Working?? here. Check out Brother Jamal at Masters Of The Cosmos.

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C. Rae Art | Paper Collage

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C. Rae Art | Graphic Collage

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