Hello, my name is Jay Schryer. Welcome to my website.
I am a mystic, a seeker, a pagan, a bhakti yogi, and an omnitheist. Although I’m not a big fan of labels, these are a few that help identify my beliefs. There are many others, I’m sure. I’m a student of C.G. Jung and Joseph Campbell, but I have teachers everywhere.
I believe that we are all gods, co-creating our universe together with every thought and action. With every moment of our lives, we are creating our universe and determining our future. I believe that we have the power to shape our lives and change our destinies, and that we are responsible for every single thing that appears in our lives, both the good and the bad. I believe that we can use the power of our minds to change our reality, and that reality is a reflection of our beliefs and actions.
I believe in using the powers of love and gratitude to overcome fear and despair. I believe that we have a choice in every situation: We can act out of love, or react out of fear. The more we choose love, the better our lives become. The more we choose fear, the more our world becomes dark and lifeless. Therefore, it is our responsibility to choose love as often as we can, and our duty to help others choose love, too. Together, we can make this world a paradise through love, or a hell through fear. It’s up to each of us to fight for the world we want to live in.
I have always been an intensely spiritual person. Even as a young child, I felt very connected with the animals and nature spirits that lived with me on the farm, and I loved going to church with my great-grandmother to listen to the stories they told.
When I was eleven years old, I was diagnosed with a disability that would eventually require me to use a wheelchair. I went home, and begged God to take it back. I prayed and prayed and prayed…and nothing happened. In that moment, I turned away from God and spirituality, and began the Atheist/Satanist phase of my life…a phase which would last nearly ten years.
When I was twenty years old, I was involved in a severe automobile accident. I had a near-death experience where I met a female figure who I identified as “God”. We had a lovely conversation, and when I returned to my body, I set out to become a better person. I started studying many different religions and spiritual systems, and learned as much as I could about the Divine and our relation to it. Over the years, I have studied Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Gnostic Christianity, Asatru, Wicca, Native American Shamanism, Shintoism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism, and the ancient religions of Greece, Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Sumeria.
After all this time, I know only this: In every situation, there is a choice between love and fear. The more you align yourself with love and release fear, the higher your vibration becomes, and the better life becomes. Magic is real, and you can harness it to build the life you have always wanted. Choose Love Always, and Live in Magic.