maggie christian “the universal eclectic”
What to know about “the universal eclectic”: I am a writer. a poet and a screenwriter. My causes of interest are as an animal activist and a strong supporter of progressive political causes. I support LGBT rights, equality and same-sex marriage. I am an advocate for the prevention of child abuse: sexual, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. I want to work toward expressing my views on mental health and mental illness: such diagnoses as DID/MPD, Bipolar Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Anxiety Disorder and all others about which i am able to do research and educate myself. Strongly support and advocate the legalization, decriminalization and repeal of the laws that make marijuana illegal on all levels not just for medicinal use. I am an amateur film maker and photographer. I am a lover and advocate for animals wild and domesticated. I do daily journaling. I believe in the value of dream interpretation toward understanding ones inner consciousness. The kind of writing that I engage in are poetry. fiction (novels and short stories). semi-autobiographical books and screenplays. I am an avid cinephile and anglophile. I love theatre. great television (esp. British). There is not enough time to view all the films that are on my list to watch and more are added constantly. I love books and reading them. I hesitate to reveal that I have discovered the kindle and find myself developing the beginnings of an extensive library but I still love the feel of the hardcover book; not so much the paperback. I am addicted to my laptop computer engaging in the internet on Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn and other social networking sites. I am online regularly frequenting such sites as Wikipedia. Ustream. IMDB. Wordnik. HuffPost. NYTimes and so many other sites seeking out information in all areas. I have an insatiable craving for knowledge and spiritual enlightenment. I love my family of two humans (myself and my partner) both lesbians and our twelve animals. one being an amazon parrot named Saki. nine cats (Schroeder, Sanji. Soyer. Spike. Sigmund. Gatsby, Poe-Paws, Scout, Carter). two chinchillas (Sundance and Sagan). Two rats (Radcliffe & Finnegan) and two degues (Bubble and Squeak). I have an all-encompassing crush on the actress Stana Katic. her films (“For Lovers Only” released in Paris on 2011) and her TV show ‘Castle’ – she is just one of my guilty pleasures. I have a passion for the study of psychotherapy and other forms of psychology. Learning and expanding my mind and soul is very important to me. Through self-analysis. Meditation and Reiki I find the roads to this goal. Writing and music are also very important modes leading me through this life toward higher consciousness. I must not forget about the body in which all of this would not be possible. It contains the mind. The spirit. The living flesh of my existence on this plane called life.I work on trying to keep my body healthy. It is not easy in this world we live in. It is an ongoing effort but without it I would not exist as I am now in this existence here in our universe. All is one. One is all. Namaste! ps. I hope to be able to express various thoughts about the relevancy of ideas happening around the world from a variety of interests and curiosities. I am happy to join Jennifer Kiley’s blog “The Secret Keeper.” Hopefully, I will be able to share some of my thoughts and favorite things.