12-12-12: Time to Get All Woo Woo

12 Dec


Woo woo:  adj. concerned with emotions, mysticism, or spiritualism; other than rational or scientific; mysterious; new agey. Also n., a person who has mystical or new age beliefs.

I spent years dwelling in duplicity; I was attracted to tangible manifestations of the world unseen while I presented an outward persona of scientific rational scoff at anything skirting on the edges of verifiability.

The shedding of identity is so lovely in that nothing is sticky.  When beliefs are not required, openness allows the mystery to enter and gently unfold itself to one’s observing eye.  And still nothing sticks. No explanation needed.  No need for the adoption of a new woo woo identity or cloak of new age mumbo jumbo.  The seen and the unseen exist together; we can tangibly observe this with open eyes…and flash photography 🙂

My daughters have had some challenging years of late: divorce, discomfort, boat life,  stigma,  bi-polar papa, to name a few off the top of my head…A little behind the scenes aid might have been in order.

I took several photos of Eden on her birthday last fall on a late night walk around the marshy areas near our home…and her unseen protective (perhaps) forces were all about.


This shot is taken in the pitch dark.  The shape of this flying light beside her seems like a butterfly, but the thick body seems to defy careful definition.  Then this same shape appeared in a tree a few weeks later.  Flying bats and insect appear in my photos all the time, but they do not light up like this, they reflect the flash back dully…this entity appears lit from within.


I have named this light Eden’s farie.  Eden is loath to have a woo woo mama, but will ask to see this picture every once in a while, perhaps to validate to herself the forces that are around us everyday, watching, strengthening, guarding…who knows?

Just to add a bit of rationality…when I think of the full range of the light spectrum that we have discovered compared to the limited range that humans are able to perceive unaided, the existence of  “things’ outside our awareness no longer seems woo woo, but inevitable.  Just to over-think it 🙂

Woo woo, yes, but also simple exploration lovingly held in the open hands of wonder.

11 Responses to “12-12-12: Time to Get All Woo Woo”

  1. Dana Fuhrman December 12, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    Love this post… and yes, I too think that looks like a fairy and am in enviable wonder at your ability to capture her. Just lovely. 🙂

    • marga t. December 12, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

      Hey there, you! If I can capture these shots, believe me, everyone can. I am known to be a bit clumsy with a camera. http://orbsdelight.wordpress.com
      This lovely blogger rekindled my energy for this phenomenon and helped me see others might enjoy the sharing. Enjoyed your 121212 post today!

  2. orbphotog December 14, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    I’m so glad you are publishing your flash beyond our visual spectrum photos. Very lovely!

    • marga t. December 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

      Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. myinnermystic December 16, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    I love that you wrote a little something about the notion of what it is to be “woo woo” or what this concept looks like. I use this term often.

    • marga t. December 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

      woowoo: Fun to say, but not shared with many. Glad we can share about the woo woo 🙂 Thanks for stopping over; I am enjoying my peek into your corner as well. What a trip, eh?

  4. vision5d2012 March 24, 2013 at 2:18 am #

    Beautiful Being of Light, Marga. I love the name you gave it: Eden’s Fairie. Love to you and the orbs, Alia

    • marga t. March 24, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

      in light of the rocky path Eden has had this year, the lights/beings that appeared to be with her in these photos was a great tangible comfort. love flowing back your way, always! marga

  5. lavernjdewilde March 31, 2013 at 11:36 pm #

    Love it!!!! My husband says the same of me!!!!!

  6. Andrea April 18, 2014 at 11:20 pm #

    I love these images. This is deliciously heartwarming, and Eden is a beautiful little magical fairy herself. I have a firm feeling in my gut that raising children in a magical world, exposing them to the possibilities beneath the veil, is wonderful when they are little, embarrassing when they are medium, and fabulous when they are big. Of course, I am just touching the brink of medium, so I’m predicting. 🙂 I have noticed in my own life that it takes the stimulus of pain to get my arse into crazy mode, out in nature, digging down deep into the veil. The need for magic is greater then I suppose. You have inspired me here. I am off on an adventure in the realm of Faery…


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