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Host Jim Ventura (professional Navigational consultant - Astrology, Numerology, Runes, Tarot, Animal cards etc...) is the author of two metaphysical books, YouTube videos, and frequent appearances of the ABC show The ListTV. He works w clients with many different types of sessions with one-on-one readings and classes and also does local in-office and phone and FaceTime seminars and classes on a wise range of metaphysical subjects. Snake Oil is Jim's blog column. Snake Oil radio is a grounded and spiritual forum of a wide range of metaphysical subjects with a primary focus on how everyone can learn to fine tune their unique intuitive abilities and skills. Todays show will be a live new column read and discussion. I will not be taking live calls during todays show.
You Want a Peace of Me?
“I only really caught the tail end of the peace decade. I was very young in the late sixties n early seventies when the peace, love, and understanding movement peaked. In spite of the turbulence from the Vietnam war, Nixon, and a host of other controversial things, there was something magical about some elements of the hippie movement and “free love.” I really didn’t fully understand or even felt much of a need to strive for peace. I had glimpses of seeing its value though. Snuggling up in a bed with two dogs as a child made me feel safe and peaceful. My friends on the block would sometimes get into fights (hell, sometimes I started them) but more often than not we would make up and come to a place of peace again. It felt noticeably better in the home when my siblings and my mother weren’t at odds with each other. Still, peace was a concept I didn’t fully understand or even recognize how truly valuable it could be.
I often even made fun of the idea of peace. “Blessed” at an early age with a wicked sense of humor, I frequently made fun of things I thought were ridiculous..."