Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Book Review--Everything Has Karma

Chicago based Conscious Community magazine's November issue had a review of my book Everything Has Karma. Here it is:

Everything Has Karma: Learning to Embrace Our Interconnectedness
by Madis Senner (Mother Earth Press, $16.95 Paperback)

Karma connects us in a way that we seldom understand. Madis Senner simply explains how everything and everyone we come into contact with affects us and is a part of our karma. He also shares why we may take on the karma of another and how to make karma work for us in our lives. Senner’s interpretation of karma serves as an alternative approach to the traditional one and emphasizes how we all depend on each other for positive growth.

To read the review and reviews of other books.

To read the November Issue.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Fall is the Sunset Season

My recent post to Life in the Finger Lakes:

Fall is the Sunset Season

by Madis Senner
We are so used to thinking of fall as being the season of beautiful colors because of tree leaves changing hue. However, there is another spectacular beauty that appears in the fall – sunsets.
Some of the most spectacular sunsets I have ever seen were in the fall.
Beautiful sunrises and sunsets are created by the sunlight striking molecules and particles in the atmosphere. Light rays are deflected when they hit particles in the air. This is called “scattering,” because the light is scattered by the particles they strike.
What makes this scattering more dramatic in the fall and winter is that the sun is lower in the sky. Because of this sunlight must pass through more of the atmosphere before it comes into our vision. Consequently in the fall and winter sunlight is redirected and scattered much more.
One of things I do in the fall and early winter is to make sure that part of my drive home from a trip includes taking in a beautiful sunset. This means that if I go on a hike, visit a friend, or travel to a sacred area I make sure I leave an hour before sunset.
You may wish to catch a sunset on the eastern shore of one of our beautiful Finger Lakes. Or set your watch, or phone to notify you a little before sunset so you can walk outside and behold.
The real beauty of a spectacular sunset is that it allows us to be in the moment and take in the wonder and magnificence of Mother Earth. Sunsets are more than a visual phenomenon; they are an experience, because for a brief period of time we are captivated and absorbed with its wonder. No matter how much technology has provided us and shaped us, it is nothing compared to the grandeur of a beautiful sunset. When you are staring at a sunset you are participating in, arguably sharing with, an awe and wonder that dates back to when we (humankind) first walked the earth.
Mattie Stepanek (1990-2004) was a poet and peacemaker who died prematurely from a debilitating disease (dysautonomic mitochondrial myopathy). He was a regular on the Oprah show who captured our hearts with his maturity and depth of character. Mattie said, “Sunset is still my favorite color and the rainbow is my second.”
‘Find time this fall to take in the beauty and wonder of a sunset.

Upcoming Author Talks


I have several upcoming talks about my book Everything Has Karma: Learning to Embrace Our Interconnectedness



Oct 26, Sat        East Syr..         E. Syracuse Library          Everything Has Karma                                                    10:30 AM                                   4990 James Street           FREE

Oct 29 Tues.     Cazenovia       Cazenovia Library            Everything Has Karma  
7 PM                                           100 Albany St.                FREE

Nov 7 Th.          Brewerton         Brewerton Library           Everything Has Karma                                                        
6:30 PM                                      5440 Bennett St.             FREE

Nov 13 Wed.      Herkimer         The Java Shop                Everything Has Karma  
6 PM                                           143 N. Main Street          FREE

Nov 17 Sun        Norwich           Bonnie Gales.                 Everything Has Karma  

Dec 5 Th.           Dewitt             Dewitt Library                  Everything Has Karma
7 PM                                          5110 Jamesville Rd        FREE


Sunday, October 20, 2019

Teen Suicides Have Spiked Since the Advent of iPhones/Cell Phones-TECHNOLOGY KILLS

In a new report the CDC announced that there has been an alarming rise in teen suicides beginning in 2007. Saying,
The suicide rate among persons aged 10–24 was stable from 2000 to 2007, and then increased 56% between 2007 (6.8 per 100,000) and 017 (10.6). The pace of increase for suicide was greater from 2013 to 2017 (7% annually, on average) than from 2007 to 2013 (3% annually).
The rise in suicides coincides with the rise in a lack of empathy, loneliness and depression among teens. I have posted about this on several occasions Technology Kills---Rising Cell Phone/Social Media Use Creates a Loss of Empathy and a Rise in Loneliness and Anger

The rise in suicides and loss of empathy can be traced to the advent of iPhones (2007) and the  increasing amount of time teens spend on cell phones. 2009/2010 is the period when the majority of Americans began owning cell phones.Technology Kills.

As I said in Everything Has Karma,
If you take nothing else away from this book get rid of your cell phone, don’t partake in social media, and reduce technology in your life. These simple steps will go a long way in preventing the devolution of your humanity and consciousness and will help reduce the chances of increasing the number of your future lives. Page 120, Everything Has Karma,
Technology Kills and the less you have in your life the better.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 1

I had a chance this Columbus/Indigenous Day to survey the stone structures at Grafton New York State Park in Grafton, NY and Hennig Preserve in Middle Grove, NY. Both places are located in the greater Capital District of NY.

We found several stone mounds/structures on earth and energy formations, some in a manner we have not found, or noticed, before. It was a great learning experience. Grafton had a very sweet area with a great vibe, Fields of Consciousness and a lot more. Hennig displayed different ways to mark features in ways we had not seen before.

I had a chance to finally connect with Lorna Reichel who is an Energy Wellness consultant who works with subtle energies. She brought along her magnometer and other energy measuring devices to measure the strength of the earth energies. For some time I have been wanting to get her input on the stone structures that I find in the woods.

Lorna taking a reading.
All in all it was an informative and great day.

Here is an overview of the survey. Each section will have a link to click on to continue.

Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 2 Grafton

Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 3 Grafton--The Sweet Area

Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 4 Grafton--The Sweet Area Continued

Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 5 Hennig Preserve

Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 6 Hennig Preserve Continued

The Pyramid. Craig Wright showed us what he called the pyramid at Hennig Preserve, so called because of its triangular pyramid like shape.. More about it when I discuss Hennig.

PS To see other survey click on Survey in the "Labels" section below, or on the upper right hand side.

Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 2 Grafton

Over three and a half years ago I visited Grafton State Parks and did not find many stone structures or aspects of Mother Earth. As I noted in my blog post about the survey Misdirected I felt as though something was playing with me, because my dowsing rods where constantly being misdirected. I am attuned to my rods. When they start moving in unexpected ways it usually to point something out to me that I had not been looking for, but would be interested in seeing. On that survey they just moved and jumped around as if I were a neophyte dowser, pedantic and out of control: going one way and the reversing course.

My interest in Grafton was piqued when I read a post on the Rock Piles Blog about some cairns in Grafton:Cairns with standing Manitou Stones in Grafton, NY

One of the things I looked for are covered Earth Chakras. When you cover Earth Chakras the Life Force is unable to penetrate the rocks so it bounces off and cannot  be channeled into the chakra's vortex. It then lingers in the air and looks for another Earth Chakra (EC).

To see if we could measure the affects of a blocked EC Lorna measured the area of the chakra unblocked and blocked.

Above is a the EC covered. It was later uncovered.
Lorna did find an increase in positive energy, but it was not that significant.

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Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 3 Grafton--The Sweet Area'

Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 3 Grafton--The Sweet Area

The Sweet Area

To me it's all about the vibe: the wonder and magic created between humankind and Mother Earth that produces an uplifting synergy that can nourish your soul, give you insights, send you on wonderful journeys and more. When we love, give, heal, meditate, do ceremony we enhance a space (uplift Mother Earth) and our Mother rewards us. She needs us to achieve Her fullest potential and we( humankind) need Her to achieve ours.

The area  we would spend the rest of our time at Grafton had a great vibe--running from positive, to very positive to extremely positive. This does all sorts of wonderful things, like significantly enhancing the power the features of Mother Earth found there. For example,  Energy lines and other formations seemed that much more powerful, so much so that at times you were  wondering whether it was the vibe, or our Mother's energy. AMAZING.

That said I did not find any energy vortices, or water domes (blind springs). What you would think would be abundant in such a positive space. It could be that the group overall distracted from me, or.... I did find a water vein that formed in response to prayer/ceremony.


As I noted in my THE DONALD TRUMP (OSTENTATIOUS) THEORY OF SACRED SITES   it is the wonder and soul of simple structures rather than large ornate structures that are wonderous. Stones are only a marker to tell us where  to pray someplace and act as a retainer of our spiritual imprints (thoughts, actions, intentions....)

Everything Was Marked
When you get in such a space (especially if it has not been dismantled by farmers, foresters, hunters and their ilk) you find that all sorts of features of Mother Earth are marked with stones; creating a myriad of delights to experience and explore.

In the picture above my backpack marks a large stone marking the intersection of several Lines of Consciousness( L.O.C.)or Ley Lines, or Spirit Lines,...Usually you would not feel much, but because the space (its vibe) was enhanced with prayer, well....

Was that the remnants of a seat, or just a natural collection of rocks next to the large stone?

Lost Pictures of a Field of Consciousness( FOC)

Regretably my camera battery was running low when I snapped several pictures of the Field of Consciousness (FOC emanate a soul nourishing type of Christ consciousness that makes you more loving and altruistic). FOC come as single Fields or as many as twelve FOC stacked upon each other. This was a stack two or three, not much; but because of the vibe it was  very powerful and sweet.

Lorna found this to measure a strong uplifting energy, as she did at other places with a very positive vibe.

The Depressed/Dimpled Mound
We did find a stone pile with a depressed center covering a series of two Earth Chakras. 

My dog Jaeda Bear is sitting in the depressed area of the stone mound. On her right side is a series of two Earth Chakras covered with stone. As noted the stone blocks the Life Force from entering the Earth Chakra's vortex. 

I believe that pilgrims would sit in the depressed area because all of the Life Force is trying to get as close as it can to the Earth Chakra's vortex which is at the bottom of the depressed area. So the depressed area is a charged area.

Further indications of the sacred area of the stone mound were found with Manitou stones and other alignments close to the depressed area. (below)

Interestingly the stone mound with the depressed center was part of a stone wall that connected with another stone wall at a right angle. This would make you think it was a boundary marker. But the Manitous around and within the stone walls say otherwise. It may have been that there were four walls at one time making an enclosed square/rectangle.. Besides the vibe was too good to be a farming area.

This stone structure was nestled on the side of the hill. The picture below of the backside is very reminiscent of a similar stone structure we found on our survey of the Whangtown Stone chambers in Putnam County, NY. Although not as high it was a wall on a hill with a depressed center marking Earth Chakras: Whangtown Stone Chambers, Part III(of VII)--The Stone Pile

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Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 4 Grafton--The Sweet Area Continued

Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 4 Grafton--The Sweet Area Continued

I have seen many pictures of cylindrically shaped stone mounds two to three feet high. Often they appear to be old trail markers. However, that was not the case this time. We found such stone mounds at Grafton and at Hennig. Each with a different intent, marking different types of Earth Energies.

The pictures below are of a series of stone mounds covering a particular Earth Energy of a higher order, in the area we have been exploring at Grafton.

Notice the other stone mound in the distance. The lighting makes it difficult to see.
A Grid?
As we were leaving our survey area at Grafton to drive to Hennig we found this rectangle of stone. The energy drew us to it from some distance. Several pictures appeared to have orbs in them.

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Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 5 Hennig Preserve

Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 5 Hennig Preserve

We got lost and it took us some time to get to Hennig Preserve. Because of this we got a late start and had to break early to make sure we got back to our cars before the sun set.

Our guide was Craig Wright who showed us around Sanders Preserve last year Survey of Sanders Preserve, Schenectady County, NY--Part I

Cylindrical Stone Mounds
There were lots of cylindrical shaped stone mounds at Hennig, but they were marking energy lines, compared to a particular type of energy formation at Grafton. This shows individuality and raises a host of questions like--did a different group of people construct them, is there some unifying principle why a cylindrical shape was used and I am missing something,...

In the picture above branches mark the energy line between two stone mounds.

In the picture above branches mark the energy line between two stone mounds
Rock Figures
Some in our party felt that several rocks/boulders were in the shape of animals. See below and decide for yourself.

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Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 6 Hennig Preserve Continued--Conclusion

Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 6 Hennig Preserve Continued--Conclusion

Pyramid Mound
Thanks to Craig Wright for finding the pyramid mound: a stone structure in the shape of a pyramid. It marks the intersection of ten or eleven Energy Lines. It is a pretty amazing stone structure that I have never seen before. It shows the creativity and individuality of the builders of the stone structures.

The Pyramid Mound

Branches mark some of the Energy Lines traversing the Pyramid Mound.

The branches mark a water vein emanating from the Pyramid Mound.

The water vein (an underground stream) forming underneath the Pyramid Mound tells me that it was used for sacred/loving purposes.

I  think  that there is much more discover at Hennig Preserve. I believe that there is a Field of Consciousness there, but unfortunately we had to leave because it was going to get dark soon.

It was to finally great to get out with Lorna and all her instruments. Her findings were interesting and corroborated my findings and work. 

We will have to go back and take another look at both places. It would be nice to meditate and explore more of Grafton's area where the vibe was very positive.

All in all it was a great day.


PS Click on Survey in the "Labels" section below or on the upper right to see other surveys.

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Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 1

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Mystical Experiences Can Work Wonders

This past Sunday 60 minutes had a wonderful segment on the potential benefits of taking hallucinogenics Psilocybin Sessions: Psychedelics could help people with addiction and anxiety. It noted the incredible results that have been achieved to cure anxiety and depression by taking psychedelic drugs.

Below is a YouTube video link to an interview with Roland Griffiths one of the lead researchers of the health benefits of hallucinogenics.

Mystical experiences can be a powerful tool to raise your consciousness and burn off some of your karma. So much so that I dedicated a whole chapter to them in  Everything Has Karma: Learning to Embrace Our Interconnectedness. Saying,
A mystical experience where your consciousness breaks momentarily free from the Earth Plane can be incredibly transformative and therapeutic. For a brief moment, you are not tethered to any of your circles. Some people have been radically transformed by a mystical experience. In your quest to break from the karma of others and raise your consciousness, having a mystical experience should be high on your list.
Rather than taking drugs to have a mystical experience I encourage you to turn to Mother Earth.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Two-thirds of North American birds are at increasing risk of extinction

The Audubon Society reported today that  two-thirds of North American birds are at increasing risk of extinction.
Audubon scientists took advantage of 140 million observations, recorded by birders and scientists, to describe where 604 North American bird species live today—an area known as their “range.” They then used the latest climate models to project how each species’s range will shift as climate change and other human impacts advance across the continent.
The results are clear: Birds will be forced to relocate to find favorable homes. And they may not survive.
The report has a great interactive device that allows you lookup and search various bird species and locations to see how they will fair.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Climate Change: Rising Seas Saltwater is Creating GHOST FORESTS

Rising seas because of climate change are increasingly beginning to wreak havoc on America's east coast, from tainting coastal freshwater aquifers with saltwater to killing forests and creating what are called "Ghost Forests."

Ghost Forests are being created because higher waters reduce the elevation between land and sea, making it easier for salt-water to seep in to shoreline soils. Salt kills trees, creating Ghost Forests. Sea-level driven land conversion and the formation of ghost forest

Potential Inundation under Sea-Level Rise in the North American Coastal Plain: Source: Saltwater Intrusion and Coastal Climate Adaptation: Building Community Resilience; Resources; Rebecca Epanchin-NiellKeryn GedanJarrod Millerand Kate Tully

Several articles recently have focused on the problem of "Ghost Forests" created from rising seas because of melting ice. Here are a few links to some of them:

Ghost Forests Are Visceral Examples of the Advance of Climate Change

As Sea Levels Rise, So Do Ghost Forests

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Warmest September on Record

The Copernicus Climate Change Service/ECMWF reported that:

In Europe, temperatures were above average over most of the continent, especially in the south and south-east. Below-average temperatures occurred over much of Norway and Sweden, and over the far east of the continent. Globally September 2019 was 0.57°C warmer than the average September from 1981-2010, making it the warmest September in our data record, virtually on a par with September 2016. Regions with most markedly above average temperatures include central and eastern USA, the Mongolian plateau and parts of the Arctic. Much below average temperatures were only recorded in a few regions, including southwestern Russia and parts of Antarctica.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Author Talks, Events, Friday (Dewitt), Saturday (Rochester, Macedon)


Friday 6:30-8:30 PM Community Library of Dewitt and Jamesville. I will be joining other authors giving a short reading of their books.  

Saturday 1-2:30 PM Rochester's Central Library I will be giving an author talk on Everything Has Karma.

Saturday 4-5 PM Books Etc. Macedon  I will be giving an author talk on Everything Has Karma.



1PM Rochester Everything Has Karma with Madis Senner

Madis Senner is the author of the newly published book: Everything Has Karma: Learning to Embrace our Interconnectedness Madis will speak on the idea of Karma being much more than a simple law of retribution...
Saturday, October 5, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Central - Kusler-Cox Auditorium, Central Library
  All Ages  
  Subject - Lecture
4PM Macedon

Oct 5: On Saturday, October 5 at 4:00 PM, Madis Senner will be signing his books at Books, ETC. Come meet and talk with this magnificent author. He has several books on the sacred places in New York State. He will be especially talking about his new book on Karma. We will meet at Books, ETC., 78 W Main St., Macedon. For questions, call John Cieslinski at 585-474-4116 or email

Other Upcoming Events

Oct 26, Sat        East Syr..         E. Syracuse Library          Everything Has Karma                                                    10:30 AM                                   4990 James Street           FREE

Oct 29 Tues.     Cazenovia       Cazenovia Library            Everything Has Karma  
7 PM                                           100 Albany St.                FREE

Nov 7 Th.          Brewerton         Brewerton Library           Everything Has Karma                                                        
6:30 PM                                      5440 Bennett St.             FREE

Nov 13 Wed.      Herkimer         The Java Shop                Everything Has Karma  
6 PM                                           143 N. Main Street          FREE

Nov 17 Sun        Norwich           Bonnie Gales.                 Everything Has Karma  

Dec 5 Th.           Dewitt             Dewitt Library                  Everything Has Karma
7 PM                                          5110 Jamesville Rd        FREE