Sharing Personal Thoughts on Future Public Offerings

Thumbnails from the various episodes of new programming on my YouTube channel.

Gah. When I say “public offerings” I think of IPOs, SEC filings, and companies going public on the stock exchange. That’s, clearly, not what I mean here. It’s the colloquial “public offerings” as in content I’ve been offering up for public access.

This post contains no substantive content. It’s just a personal sharing of where I’m coming from for what’s to come.

For those of you taking some of my online courses, you can probably intuit I have at least one if not several books ready for publication in the pipeline. There’s an astrology reference manual, mainly for astrologers, since what this book will feature are interpretations for every single permutation of planet in house, planet in sign, certain personal sensitive points in their houses and signs, asteroids, how ruling planets affect all of that, one by one, yep every possibility and combination, and angular aspects. I’m only about 3/4ths of the way done and it’s about 2,087 MS Word pages, or for the writers among you, total word count 721,629. That’s roughly 3.6 times the size of Holistic Tarot, so it’s probably not one book, but several? Who knows. But that’s in the pipeline.

There’s the I Ching book, of course, but I really want to take that material to new depths from what’s currently out there already, so that’s why it’s still in manuscript stage rather than ready-for-publication. There’s a feng shui book also, which is probably going to be a size somewhere in between Holistic Tarot and The Tao of Craft. And there’s this other wild card book I’ve been meaning to write that’s kind of along the lines of a manifesto. I started it, have an outline, and a few chapters written.

I’ve got a few more online courses I want to offer in 2018, so yes, that means even though it’s still October of 2017, I’m already in the writing and production stages.

So recently, you may have noticed that I’ve decided to become an active YouTuber. Channeling my creative juices and developing my skills in the realm of video making has been really fun for me. It started out as me in my own little cerebral world wondering, “hey, can I do this… and then that.. how do I go about doing this, what editing technique do I need to learn to….” but doing so without having to purchase any expensive equipment or programs. I’ve been working (I think it’s obvious) with nothing more than the webcam that’s part of my four-year-old laptop, natural sunlight, which means I am always filming near a window and only around sunrise or sunset (photographers might get why; afternoon natural lighting is too harsh and overexposes my face, not to mention 5 days out of 7 every week, I’m at work all day), MovieMaker, which is a free software program that comes with Windows, MS Paint, also free and comes with Windows, and then good old fashion hand drawings that I then scan in and slide by slide bring to animation. So for me, on my end, it’s really been a creative project, forcing myself to push and expand my own capabilities.

I want to talk a bit about where I’m going with it all. I’ve decided to set up my YouTube channel a bit like its own station. Totally a DIY station, no less, so very low “homemade vibes” production value. Hey. It is what it is. So on this station, there are different series, or programming.

Link to my YouTube channel, Benebell Wen.

For example, I started off with the “Learn Tarot with Holistic Tarot” video series, which right now has 7 episodes out. More to come. I didn’t want to per se teach tarot in a traditional pedagogical sense, since the hope is you’ve got my book for that. *smiles?* So it’s not like I want to turn the chapter by chapter content of my book into video format. Instead, I wanted it to really feel supplemental to the book. Deepening and broadening and expanding on what was in the book. But at the same time, even if you don’t have Holistic Tarot, my mission is you can still follow along the series and everything will make sense to you. In case you don’t realize it, these are some tall standards I’ve set for myself and I honestly don’t know if I’ve met them. I try, though.

Link to “Learn Tarot with Holistic Tarot” Playlist.

Then there’s the “Tinkering Bell” series. That, okay, was a total fluke of circumstances. I knew I wanted to cobble together a practicum-based series where I get into how-to tutorials and more education-based content related to general occult studies, esoteric practices, personal spirituality, mysticism, and spell-crafting, but it was probably going to go in a cut and dry direction. Until the series title “Tinkerbell” or “Tinkering Bell” came to being and a green fairy costume was sent to my doorstep. I don’t know if the green fairy costume was meant as a joke, but I took it and ran with it and now as of this posting, we’re in 2 episodes and the 3rd is coming this month or next.

The hubby J doesn’t love the coloring of the “Tinkering Bell” series. He knows I’m trying to share content that I consider really serious stuff, and I take what I’m talking about super seriously. But then I’m doing so in a green fairy outfit. He says it’s incongruous and people aren’t going to get over the green fairy getup to take my occult content seriously if I’m hopping around the dining room with chiffon wings and a plastic glittery wand. Ehh. We’ll see.

Finally, we’ve got “Bell Chimes In,” which is the easiest video series for me to produce. I come up with a topic I want to chime in on, create an outline of notes, a few keywords and talking points, put on my face and a decent shirt, and then shoot. Then I use MovieMaker to edit it down and cut out extraneous stuff where I go off on stupid tangents or when a motorcycle decides to thunder by.

Link to “Bell Chimes In” Playlist.

Now, we often talk about needing balanced energy exchange. Easiest understanding of that is money. You need to get paid for your work. So what’s the balanced paid-in-kind energy exchange for my YouTube content? I haven’t really figured that out yet. Don’t say monetization or ads because that’s shit. YouTube the company and advertisers are the real winners there, not the content creators. Content creators are tossed a few breadcrumbs so they’ll be motivated to continue to be the golden goose for the mega corporations. No, thanks.

I also don’t want to do sponsorships. I don’t want to do a Tinkering Bell video on working with the underworld and necromancy and out of the blue, have to peddle, I don’t know, T-shirts. Or vegan organic potato chips. You know what I mean? I’m not out to turn my YouTube channel into an income stream, but I am for sure looking for something in return. Oddly, I just don’t know what. So that’s just to say there are still kinks to work out and I don’t really have a plan here, let alone an exit strategy.

Of course, I’m also still taking professional readings, tarot, astrology, and for those local, feng shui consultations. However, I’ve had to cut back substantially, as I’m sure some of you have noticed on my “Book a Readings” page. So at this time and for the foreseeable future well through 2018, I’m only going to be taking select bookings. This benefits you, the client, more than it benefits me. =) By keeping it severely limited, I can devote my full attention, energy, mental space, emotional space, everything to you and there will never be any “cattle call” vibes where you’re just another appointment for the day.

And there we have it. An update on what I’ve been up to and what I will be up to. Will you be joining me on the ride?

20 thoughts on “Sharing Personal Thoughts on Future Public Offerings

  1. Dearest Benebell, you’re making yet more excellent resources. It’s a pure joy to listen to you explain the why of your own ways. I’ve found similarities in our path, and new ideas that make my mind spin.
    Have you considered a Patreon? How about a paid member part of this site? I have two examples. One set of friends (Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and Occult) using Patreon for a membership site) resulting around $6,000 a month now. You have the content to offer to do well. I have another friend who teaches people software tip on a specific embroidery machine. He added a $5 a month membership section to his site for video tips, He’s making a few thousand a month with that one. Do these guarantee anything? No. I have a Patreon for my Podcast. Starting very very slow on supporters. Again, you have enormous stock of valuable work. I wish you continued success!

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    1. Hi Lonnie! Thank you! I thought about Patreon, but I think that would require me to produce consistent and regular monthly content, right? My schedule is erratic so that would be a tough obligation to bind myself to. Thanks for the tips and insights! I think the paid-membership-section idea has a lot of merit and some variation on that theme may ultimately be the way to go! ❤

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  2. Will always be supportive of your works, books, YouTube or otherwise. Have you heard about the 1000 fans concept? I feel like I’ve become part of your 1000 haha. I know you mentioned you dislike monetizing your videos but I think none of us would mind clicking “skip ad” if it were to snag you a couple of bucks!

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  3. Already what you have accomplished is an impressive volume if work. It gives a variety of information that satisfies a variety of seeking minds. It appears as though you are bursting with all the amazing knowledge you have to share. You are my fount of knowledge and I eagerly wait for each new offering for my bookshelf. Thanks for all you do..in and out of tutu!

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  4. For what it’s worth, I think the green fairy costume is great! I was even a little disappointed you didn’t present at least one video in the costume.. In my opinion, if you can’t do occultism with a wink and a smile, you’re doing it wrong. Your content is deep and thought-provoking enough that if the costume turns people away, they’re not worthy anyway!

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  5. How about a “tip jar” at the top of each of your YouTube video information sections? Add a link to PayPal, et voila.

    Thanks so much for the content you’re creating. It’s both helpful and thought-provoking, which is a delicious combination. Peace.

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    1. Interesting and thanks! Generally, the donations link thing doesn’t work too well. =) Very, very few people ever end up donating. =) The last time I did some rudimentary calculations, it comes out to be about 1%!

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  6. I could be wrong but I think you can set up Patreon to charge per post (eg. $1-2 per video completed) rather than by the month which might work better for a random posting schedule. Thanks for all the excellent, above-and-beyond content you continue to bring out!

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    1. Ooh. I didn’t know that about Patreon, where it’s essentially charge per access? I guess maybe it isn’t exactly monetary compensation I’m after. Some other form of energy exchange, if one is possible. But great idea and I’ll look into it. Thank you! ❤ And thank you for your kind words!

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  7. Rebecca

    There are few people whose work I turn to first when looking for occult or metaphysical information, and you are one of them. Your work is top-notch and I know I can trust it to be well thought through and researched. I would happily pay for a membership, assuming it was within my budget.

    I know others have suggested Patreon, but I’m not a huge fan. As someone who buys content (rather than produces it), I prefer my financial deductions to be as predictable as possible. I’d rather pay $10/month for a membership than a random $5 whenever someone decides to produce content. $10/month I can budget for. Random charges of $5 here and there I can’t include in my budget because of their unpredictability. (The dollar amounts are just examples; I’m sure you get what I’m saying.)

    Regardless of what you decide, I appreciate your work and your willingness to share it with others. It has certainly enriched my experience.

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    1. Hi Rebecca! Thank you. I knew about Patreon (not the details or how it worked), but knew *OF* it, and had already intuited it wasn’t for me. But others made good points so I guess I’ll at least learn more about it. =D Anyway, I don’t necessarily think receiving $5 or $10 or anything like that is what I’m after. Ya know? =) Maybe fostering a greater sense of community and gaining fulfillment from said community. I don’t know. In any case, thanks!! ❤

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  8. I’m really excited about a few of those books, and i’m sure I’ll also be excited about the courses! I’m on my second go-round of the I Ching course and really getting so much out of it. I don’t know how you manage it all. I’d be happy to either click through a few ads or pay a subscription or similar.

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  9. Hey, how’s it going?

    I want to pass along some very important news that everyone needs to hear!

    In December of 2017, Donald Trump made history by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Why is this big news? Because by this the Jewish people of Israel are now able to press forward in bringing about the Third Temple prophesied in the Bible.

    Jewish Rabbis have publicly announced that their Messiah will be revealed in the coming years who will be a leader and spiritual guide to all nations, gathering all religions under the worship of one God.

    Biblical prophecy tells us that this Jewish Messiah who will take the stage will be the antichrist “who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:4). For a time he will bring about a false peace, but “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (Matthew 24:15)…then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matthew 24:21).

    More importantly, the power that runs the world wants to put a RFID microchip in our body making us total slaves to them. This chip matches perfectly with the Mark of the Beast in the Bible, more specifically in Revelation 13:16-18:

    “He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”

    Referring to the last days, this could only be speaking of a cashless society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards. Otherwise, we could still buy or sell without the mark amongst others if physical money was still currency. This Mark couldn’t be spiritual because the word references two different physical locations. If it was spiritual it would just say in the forehead. RFID microchip implant technology will be the future of a one world cashless society containing digital currency. It will be implanted in the right-hand or the forehead, and we cannot buy or sell without it. Revelation 13:11-18 tells us that a false prophet will arise on the world scene doing miracles before men, deceiving them to receive this Mark. Do not be deceived! We must grow strong in Jesus. AT ALL COSTS, DO NOT TAKE IT!

    “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name” (Revelation 14:9-11).

    People have been saying the end is coming for many years, but we needed two key things. One, the Third Temple, and two, the technology for a cashless society to fulfill the prophecy of the Mark of the Beast.

    Visit http://WWW.BIBLEFREEDOM.COM to see proof for these things and why the Bible truly is the word of God!

    If you haven’t already, it is time to seek God with all your heart. Jesus loves you more than you could imagine. He wants to have a relationship with you and redeem you from your sins. Turn to Him and repent while there is still hope! This is forever…God bless!

    “EITHER HUMAN INTELLIGENCE ULTIMATELY OWES ITS ORIGIN TO MINDLESS MATTER OR THERE IS A CREATOR…” – JOHN LENNOX

    We all know God exists. Why? Because without Him, we couldn’t prove anything at all. Do we live our lives as if we cannot know anything? No. So why is God necessary? In order to know anything for certain, you would have to know everything, or have revelation from somebody who does. Who is capable of knowing everything? God. So to know anything, you would have to be God, or know God.

    A worldview without God cannot account for the uniformity and intelligibility of nature. And why is it that we can even reason that God is the best explanation for this if there is no God? We are given reason to know or reject God, but never to know that He does not exist.

    It has been calculated by Roger Penrose that the odds of the initial conditions for the big bang to produce the universe that we see to be a number so big, that we could put a zero on every particle in the universe, and even that would not be enough to use every zero. What are the odds that God created the universe? Odds are no such thing. Who of you would gamble your life on one coin flip?

    Is there evidence that the Bible is the truth? Yes. Did you know that the creation accounts listed in the book of Genesis are not only all correct, but are also in the correct chronological order? That the Bible doesn’t say the Earth was formed in six 24-hour days but rather six long but finite periods of time? That the Bible makes 10 times more creation claims than all major “holy” books combined with no contradictions, while these other books have errors in them? The Bible stood alone by concurring with the big bang saying, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1); and says our universe is expanding, thousands of years before scientists discovered these things. Watch a potential life-changing video on the front page of http://WWW.BIBLEFREEDOM.COM with Astronomer(PhD) Hugh Ross explaining all these facts based on published scientific data. He has authored many books, backed even by atheist scientists.

    Jesus fulfilled more than 300 Messianic prophecies concerning His birth place, details of His life, His mission, His nature, His death, and His resurrection. He came to pay a debt that we could not, to be our legal justifier to reconcile us back to a Holy God; only if we are willing to receive Him: “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

    God so loved the world that He gave us His only begotten son, so that whoever believes in Him, through faith, shall not perish, but have everlasting life. Jesus says if we wish to enter into life to keep the commands! The two greatest commands are to love God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind; and your neighbor as yourself. All the law hang on these commands. We must be born of and lead by the Holy Spirit, to be called children of God, to inherit the kingdom. If we are willing to humble ourselves in prayer to Jesus, to confess and forsake our sins, He is willing to give the Holy Spirit to those who keep asking of Him; giving us a new heart, leading us into all truth!

    Jesus came to free us from the bondage of sin. The everlasting fire was prepared for the devil and his angels due to disobedience to God’s law. If we do the same, what makes us any different than the devil? Jesus says unless we repent, we shall perish. We must walk in the Spirit, producing fruits of love and forgiveness, so we may not fulfill the lusts of the flesh being hatred, fornication, drunkenness and the like. Whoever practices such things will not inherit the kingdom (Galatians 5:16-26). If we sin, we may come before Jesus to ask for forgiveness (1 John 2:1-2). Evil thoughts are not sins, but rather temptations. It is not until these thoughts conceive and give birth by our hearts desire that they become sin (James 1:12-15). When we sin, we become in the likeness of the devil’s image, for he who sins is of the devil (1 John 3:8); but if we obey Jesus, in the image of God. For without holiness, we shall not see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14).

    The oldest religion in the world is holiness (James 1:27). What religion did Adam and Eve follow before the fall? Jesus, Who became the last Adam, what religion does He follow? Is He not holy? He never told us to follow any religion or denomination but to deny ourselves, take up our cross daily, and follow Him (Luke 9:23). There are many false doctrines being taught leading people astray. This is why we need the Holy Spirit for discernment. Unlike religion, holiness cannot be created. It is given to us from above by the baptism of the Spirit. Jesus is more than a religion; He is about having a personal relationship with the Father. Start by reading the Gospel of Matthew, to hear the words of God, to know His character and commandments. Follow and obey Jesus, for He is the way, the truth, and the life!

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