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Video: Taking the cover photo of When We Were Gods: Only one chance and an unexpected difficulty arises?

What do you do when you have only one chance and an unexpected difficulty arises? In this video, I’m going to tell you about an unexpected difficulty that occurred while taking the cover photo of When We Were Gods. I’ve received so many compliments for this cover photo that I thought you might like to know what it took to take the photo. (By the way, just in case you can’t see the video, or it stops partway – it happened to me, my computer is over 5 years old – the transcript is below. Or, you can go directly to YouTube to watch the video there. Here’s the link:

Transcript: For my model, I asked my son, Adam Balsley.   At the time, he was in college and home for the weekend. Unfortunately, that meant we had only one morning to take this photo.

We woke up at dark and headed out before first light. When we got to the beach, the sky was a gorgeous red color. Adam started dancing around to keep warm.

Just as the sun cracked through the horizon, he turned to face the sunrise, raised his arms in the “God is Greater” pose, and I snapped the first photo.

Unfortunately, the picture I had in my mind was supposed to have the sun way down at his feet to illustrate how the light of our soul fills us with spirit.

It wasn’t ‘til I got to the beach that I discovered that to get a photo like that, he probably should have been standing on a hill. Of course, there wasn’t a hill in sight, and the sun was steadily rising.

What to do? Well, the only thing you can do in a situation like that is to just let go and let your intuition take over. And that’s what I did.

The result was two magnificent photos. The first one became the image on the cover of The Golden Ones, the original version of When We Were Gods. The second one became the cover of When We Were Gods.

Once the sun rose over Adam’s head, the photo op was over.

By the way, if you are thinking of taking a photo like this, it is really dangerous to look directly at the sun and can cause blindness. Once Adam’s head was no longer blocking the sun, I was finished, I was out of there. And Adam, who was facing the sun, had his eyes closed the whole time.

I am immensely grateful to Adam for making this marvelous photo possible. To me it says so much about who we really are as souls in the earth.

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If you want to find out more about me and When We Were Gods, just go to my website at

This is Carole Chapman, author of When We Were Gods.

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Sprucing things up on my site

I’ve been busy going over my website, updating the look, and making a few improvements. I also realized that there are some features missing from my previous books. For example, I haven’t posted any excerpts. I’m going to be correcting those overlooked items in the coming days so keep an eye out for those posts.

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How to listen to my interview on Edgar Cayce internet radio tomorrow morning at 10 EDT

To listen to my interview tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. EDT on Edgar Cayce internet radio,
Reflections: The Wisdom of Edgar Cayce, just click on the links above or copy and paste the following link: Halfway down the page on the right, you’ll see an icon of a speaker with the words, “Listen Live.”  Click on the icon. That will take you to a new page.

On the new page, look on the right about 1/3 of the way down the page and you’ll see a light blue box with the words, “Listen Live,” in it. Click on that box. Next, you’ll get a black page with a video-type box in the middle. Wait a bit, and you will soon hear something on your computer speakers.

Tomorrow, at 10:00 a.m., EDT, my interview will start.

You can try connecting to Edgar Cayce internet radio right now. There should be something playing there right now.  While I’m writing this, I’m listening to an interview with a woman, don’t know who she is, but I’m enjoying listening to her talking about the importance of speaking up with your own message.

On Sunday morning, you might want to click on the page earlier, because Edgar Cayce internet radio is broadcasting an archived interview with Gladys Davis Turner, Edgar Cayce’s secretary, the woman who faithfully recorded most of his psychic readings and preserved the readings. Her archived interview will be broadcast at 9:00 a.m. EDT.

NOTE: If you can’t hear anything when you click through as described above, look down at the bottom of your computer screen. On the right hand side (that is, if you have a  PC – sorry, Mac owners, you’re on your own), find and click on the tiny speaker icon. If you can’t hear anything, you might have to unmute your computer speaker or push the volume bar up.

Connect with you tomorrow!

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Listen to my internet radio interview this Sunday

I’ll be appearing online at 10:00 am EDT on Reflections: The Wisdom of Edgar Cayce Internet Radio Show, hosted by Brenton Bickerstaff.

During the interview, I’ll be speaking about J. Everett Irion, the man who’s teachings formed the foundation for my book Have Your Heart’s Desire. I will also discuss what inspires me to write my books and how I first became aware of Edgar Cayce. In addition, I will talk about the event I’ll be speaking at on December 29, 2013 at Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I will also discuss the miracle prayers that are in Have Your Heart’s Desire.

Find out more about the radio appearance.

Find out more about Have Your Heart’s Desire.

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Findhorn founder Dorothy Maclean used to work for “Intrepid” the British spy who inspired James Bond

Aren’t life’s synchronicities amazing? As you know, I’ve been reading about Dorothy Maclean one of the founders of Findhorn, the spiritual nature-cooperating community in northern Scotland. Much to my surprise, when she was younger, she worked for the British secret service (at the time Canada was still a part of England) and her boss was William Stephenson. I had read about Stephenson many years ago in the biography “A Man Called Intrepid” and really enjoyed the story. He is also somewhat indirectly famous in that he is the spy that inspired the James Bond 007 character. Although he worked as a British spy, he was born and raised in Canada.

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Dorothy Maclean reveals an extraordinary life

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The Beauty of Nature

I’ve been reading this great book about Dorothy Maclean, one of the founding members of Findhorn – the community in Scotland known for it’s close connection with nature spirits. Thought I’d mention it just in case some of you would like to check it out. The book is called, Memoirs of an Ordinary Mystic, but Dorothy was far from being ordinary. She’s the one who heard messages from the nature spirits, which she called devas. I’m enjoying the book immensely, because it describes her ordinary beginnings in the Canadian town of Guelph, and how chance circumstances brought her to a life of spiritual dedication and eventually to begin the marvelous gardens in Findhorn.

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Carol Chapman speaking events in Virginia Beach, Charlottesville, and The Villages

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Carol Chapman

All the details are not in yet, but I will be speaking:

November 16th, 2013, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Charlottesville, VirginiaAtlantis and Its Colonies in Egypt and Yucatan

December 29th, 2013, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E., Virginia Beach, Virginia, the New Year’s Eve program – Have Your Heart’s Desire 

January 23rd, 2014, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., The Villages, FloridaSecrets of a Psychic

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40 day prayer book awesome review

Have Your Heart's Desire I recently received this lovely email from Susan Lendvay, Publications Editor at Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. about my book, Have Your Heart’s Desire, which contains two life-changing versions of the 40 day prayer. You can get the book in paperback and as a Kindle ebook from Amazon. A copy of Susan’s email is below:

Dear Carol,

I’ve read almost all your book, and I think it’s wonderful. Anybody who reads it, would probably be inspired to try some of those techniques. And I recognized all the same things Everett used to tell me too, and I’m sure all the other folks who asked him about anything, for example: Say “thank you” for everything, etc. Your personal examples of results, wanted and unwanted, are so helpful and encouraging. And your not telling people who their God or higher self should be—that makes it so universal. I don’t mean to sound like a book review, but just telling you how much I like and respect this book.

It would be a super Christmas gift and it would also be a super e-book for those electronically inclined people.

Love and blessings,


Susan A. Lendvay

Venture Inward Magazine and Newsletter


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End of the World 2012 Movie contains Yucatan travel scenes

I notice that people are still buying the End of the World 2012 movie on Amazon. Actually, it does contain many good travel scenes of Yucatan, including the Chichen Itza Feathered Serpent Equinox event, Mayan ruins in Coba, Uxmal, and Palenque, and Chicxulub, the site where the comet hit 65 million years ago, which led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. In any case, if you’re wondering why the world didn’t end on December 21, 2012, this movie has the answers.

Here’s the official trailer:

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