The Complete Interview: Hot Chick in Hard Rock Maria Brink of In This Moment

When we interviewed Maria Brink, vocalist for In This Moment, for our Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock issue (See page 58), we discussed several topics, including the supernatural, ghosts and magick.

Unfortunately, due to space constraints, we couldn’t include all of the interview. But that’s what the Internet is for! Read what she has to say below!

REVOLVER Do you believe in the supernatural?
MARIA BRINK Absolutely! I live by this. I believe our bodies are just vessels for the spirit to live in and I also believe we can stay 100% connected to the spirit world whether or not our bodies are alive or dead. Everything is connected in the universe and we are all eternal beings.

Do you believe in the Devil? If so, what form does he, or she, take? If not, why not?
No, I believe in powerful entities that have extremely beautiful and loving power, and sometimes also negative power, too.

Have you ever seen a ghost or otherwise encountered one?
Yes. I lived in a building from the 1800′s with my son when he was a baby, and we experienced all kinds of paranormal activities that were in a negative form. From doors slamming in my face, dogs barking at unexplainable things, to a milk carton cap levitating along with numerous other events–that eventually led me to move out and break my lease. Later I found out from the renters that a nun that had lived there for 30 years died before I moved in. I don’t think she liked me being a single mom, having a child out of wedlock or whatever else her hostility may have been. It worked, I left. I didn’t want to have the ending from a horror movie–I got the hint, I wasn’t wanted.

Do you believe in heaven and hell? If so, what form do you think they take? And which one do you think you’re going to?
No, but I do believe in a universal spiritual world that would probably be what most people think of as heaven. I believe in a higher being of love and good. If I had to say what I believe hell is, I think it is when a dark lost soul is stuck in its own nightmare that it created and it can’t move on to the next realm. When my body dies I believe my soul will rejoin the spirit world where all possibilities, love, and lifetimes of happiness are endless.

Have you had any experiences with fortune-telling, divination, curses, or other forms of magick?
I live my life in a constant state of magic. I believe every moment and experience is a spell in the works, and with deep meditation and focus I believe we can create or manifest anything at anytime. Life is an evolving dream that we are in charge of at all times, we draw everything into our lives that we experience. If I choose to say I live in a magical state where all my desires become reality, then that will be my reality. This isn’t just a bunch of mumbo jumbo or hippie talk, I come from a very dramatic life filled with a lot of darkness and obstacles. Statistically speaking, I should be on drugs and lost but I chose a different path. We are the creators of our own realities.

What’s your astrological sign, and do you think it fits you and your life well?
I am a Sagittarius, which is a fire sign, and that is me through and through. Sagittarius women are free, wild, burning spirits. We are almost impossible to control or extinguish, and even trying is a waste of time. Sagittarius are always on a spiritual seeking journey and they are controlled by and live by passion, without it, our spirits will starve. I have been told by two spiritual workers that I was burned as a witch in a past life for teaching others to believe in themselves and own their inner god or goddess. This is why I was born a fire sign in this life. I have been told I have fire in my eyes. No matter what I was in my past lives, I now know that I have fire burning inside of me and I feel the never ending need to express myself through love, music, and art.

 

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