How It All Started

How It All Started

Some changes cannot be foreseen, and one is at best unprepared.

To introduce this new blog, I’ve decided to post the blog intro text and profile, to give readers who don’t visit the site an idea of what this feed is about and who is writing it. After this, I am going to post a few things from my private journal archives (in subsequent posts). First of all, to everyone who’s added us: Thank you! and welcome. Here we go. . . forgive me as I refer to myself (Sheta) in the third person.


Welcome to the strangest, most unusual blog you’ll probably ever read.

In 1994, Sheta Kaey found herself presented with the unlikely gift of a “spirit companion.” After a lifetime of involvement in the occult for the distinct purpose of gaining spiritual growth, Sheta and her long-time friend and then roommate, Xanquela, initiated a self-study program into hermetic Qabalah. A lifelong, off and on user of the talking Ouija® board, Sheta finally, in late 1993, succeeded in contacting a true guide who demonstrated his ability to inspire results. Half a year of study later, the guide introduced a new spirit, Meridjet, to her.

Evidence of a connection was immediate and the impact of the meeting was intense. Over the next two years, Sheta struggled with doubts for her sanity, and with the support of Xanquela was able to utilize the relationship with Meridjet to the best of her ability at the time. In April of 1996, Meridjet left.

Sheta assumed this separation was permanent, but in April of 1999, three years later, Meridjet returned. He had changed, and become somehow more, what Sheta likes to call “Meridjet10.” From that time on, he has remained with her, teaching her to perceive him more clearly and unassisted (no more Ouija® board). He has taken over the guide duties and increased the intensity of her learning, to the degree that onlookers at times will question his motives. He specializes in what has come to be called “ordeal work,” and is happy to accept the occasional extra student, who then find their lessons intertwined with Sheta’s, to everyone’s benefit. He’s a tough teacher: some people can hack it, and some people can’t.

This blog will contain the story of this relationship and the various developments of those involved. Launching January 2008, the blog will contain both current information and archival history. Subscribe to the feed and watch this journey unfold.

About Sheta Kaey

My name is Sheta Kaey and I’m an occultist with a very strange life. I first started blogging on LiveJournal in 2002. You may be familiar with my spirit companion communities (see resources page), or you may have found your way here by other means. In either case, please allow me a brief introduction.

I’m Editor in Chief of Rending the Veil online occult webzine and archive, which I co-founded with Nicholas Graham (author of The Four Powers). The first issue premiered December 2006. Some excellent people are involved, including authors Donald Tyson and Gerald del Campo, and newer faces on the writing scene, Taylor Ellwood, Lupa, and Nick whom I already mentioned.

I am an Esoteric Nonfiction Editor for Megalithica Books, an imprint of Immanion Press (main offices are in the UK). I am also in the midst of writing my first non-fiction work, entitled Spirit Companions (working title). See why, below.

I met my spirit companion, Meridjet, in 1994 and I thought I’d lost my mind. Despite my involvement in the occult since puberty and the fact that I was, by then, 33 years old, this was something I’d never heard of and which put me in fear of my sanity. Eventually I found my way online and in 1999 when our relationship took new form I started trying in earnest to find others with similar situations. The search was mostly a failure. I met author Donald Tyson and a couple of other people but nothing really panned out. So I elected to start my own group to hopefully attract others to me.

The first community I formed languished in relative obscurity for a couple of years. Then for reasons unknown it suddenly exploded into a frenzy of activity as people seemed to emerge from the proverbial woodwork. By then I was on LiveJournal and was finally convinced by a friend to create the community now found here. People found the first community via the second, it all snowballed, and now collectively there are several hundred people involved. Not a huge number but it’s considerable growth in a short time for an obscure issue.

To top it all off, I am a skeptic at heart and have a fondness for evidence. This is not to say I’ve never made a mistake, never projected anything, never been fooled by someone faking evidence or validation. But I keep very good records, of which this journal is one, and I never purge them or edit them (except to make a formerly visible entry private or vice versa) to reflect a change in attitude, as I feel that this is dishonest and invalidates the record. I like to be able to see my progress, and to know where I’ve made mistakes in the past, as well as to review my successes.

Being a skeptic means that I’m not going to swallow anyone’s story immediately. I do, however, try to keep an open mind unless you trigger my bullshit alarms in a serious way. My empathy is excellent and I can read energy signatures directly, via video, via email, via chat, and via proxy (meaning I can read a spirit companion via their human partner). I cannot read energy via chat on cell phones, via photo (or not well), or via telephone (not well). I am extremely sensitive, but I have definitely been fooled by people who’ve trained themselves to work with empathics. This is rapidly changing as I study to regain my edge.

I am open-minded, again, and willing to stretch my paradigm. I have no issues whatsoever with people living their own lives as they see fit, including embracing whatever delusions rock their boats, but I will only stretch my operative paradigm as seems warranted by my personal growth. . . however, it happens regularly, and I like to think of myself as generally flexible.

I welcome contact and will help in any way I can but keep in mind that I do have personal boundaries and I will maintain them, and that I am very busy a great deal of the time. If you want to contact me, please do — but realize that I can be as absent-minded as anyone (even worse!) and that I may require a nudge, or I may not have time to chat with everyone every day, and so forth. Patience is extended but also required in return.

About Meridjet

In the beginning, Meridjet was my lover and my friend. After we were together 2 years he departed (I thought permanently) and underwent a great deal of trial and training to both process his life (we Thelemites call this series of trials in particular “Crossing the Abyss”) and to learn how to use his strengths for our mutual growth. After his return in 1999, he became a sort of pumped-up guide for me, and over time he has grown to be guide to many others. . . via internet instant messaging. :)) He has done everything from giving advice to saving lives, and he works his ass off. If you come to know us, don’t be surprised if he shows up some afternoon to check you out.

Sheta Kaey About Sheta Kaey

I teach people to perceive, communicate, and work with spirits. Beyond that, I'm kinda normal.

Sometimes I write things. Sometimes I edit things. Sometimes, people even see them.

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