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I cannot remember life without GHOSTS/SPIRITS... My interest began in the paranormal when I was 2...that's when my mom told me I first started talking about GHOSTS/SPIRITS. I grew up like most of you, learning that one shouldn't talk about the things they can see, hear and feel. Now, after years of ignoring these abilities and senses, I can no longer deny it. The TIME has come...

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Star Mountain Studios' Spooky NEW Adventure Game - TAPS

Star Mountain Studios' Spooky NEW
Adventure Game
Author - James Fudge


For the Full Article:


Ghosts. Their existence has been a point of contention for centuries, and while scientists and skeptics still disavow that ghosts are real, it is ironic that technology will be the key to unlocking the mystery of it all. Whether ghosts exists or not (that is a contentious subject that is well beyond the scope of this space, believe me), the topic is a perfect fodder for gamers who have no problem suspending disbelief to have an abnormal adventure. So with that in mind, it's easy to see why Star Mountain Studios' latest game, Apparitions, is an interesting adventure for gamer and true believer alike (and for the record, I am the former and not the latter).

While Apparitions may not bear the Ghost Hunters name (which is obviously owned by Sci-Fi Network), it does capture the essence of what TAPS as a group and the show are all about. In the game you take on the role of a lead investigator exploring the depths and heights of an allegedly haunted hotel called the Red Reef Inn. The first thing I noticed is the incredible amount of back story created for this game, delivered as case files and histories in your laptop. The hallmark of any good ghost story (real or imagined) is a laundry list of historical data and personal accounts of sightings. The game does a decent job of delivering that in spades, setting those willing to take the time to read it up for whatever activity is about to happen in the many rooms of the Inn.

The game is served up in classic adventure game style. Each location in the inn is a static 2D picture which you can pan around simply by moving the mouse in any direction (left, right, up or down) - old school adventure gamers will feel at home with this style of play, for sure. As you navigate though each room you'll be using the real world tools that the TAPS team use like an EMF detector, camcorder, voice recorder and temperature gauge. You'll also be able to set up IR cameras remotely, though you won't be able to monitor what they pick up in real-time (that data is pushed directly to the evidence file on your virtual laptop). Whatever anomalies you encounter (or at least the most significant) will be stored in your laptop, which at some point you'll have to sift through and decide if it is real evidence or nonsense.

What's interesting about the game is how much of what you'll encounter would probably be the norm in a real world investigation. These anomalies I speak of are the ones people often mistake for real evidence; for example, you might encounter fluctuating temperatures in one spot, only to find later that there is a door slightly ajar or an open window.. perhaps you'll get a high EMF reading in the basement and find out later that some heavy electrical equipment is in the general vicinity. It is this kind of balance that makes the game fun - it isn't all about floating mists, moving objects and things that can't be explained.

While some might quibble of the graphical presentation and interface of Apparitions, it is pretty easy to understand why Star Mountain built the game the way they did. It is designed to appeal to Ghost Hunter TV viewers, paranormal fans and casual gamers of all ages. In that regard, the game does a good job of keeping things simple, while providing a lot of depth in the actual gameplay. And let's not discount the atmosphere the game provides. If you can get into the game's groove it can deliver some truly startling moments for players as you hear sounds, see shadows and watch as objects appear to move by their own power.

Of course, the goal of the game is to garner the highest score and post it to the leaderboards at the Apparitions site. While that's certainly one of the goals that you may want to accomplish, it ultimately doesn't matter. Apparitions is about taking a fantastic journey and experiencing something that you won't necessarily encounter in every day life - and that's what games are all about.

In the final analysis Apparitions is a fun old school style adventure games that targets its audience with laser beam precision. True believers of the paranormal, skeptics, gamers of all ages and backgrounds and fans of TAPS' popular TV show can all find something appealing in this game. If you consider yourself a member of one of these demographics, then you shouldn't have a problem finding enjoyment within this game.

*Editor's Note:
A demo, as well as the full game can only be found online at

You can learn more about TAPS by visiting

Friday, December 28, 2007



From the point of LIGHT within the MIND of GOD
Let LIGHT stream forth into the minds of man.
Let LIGHT descend on Earth.

From the point of LOVE within the HEART of GOD
Let LOVE stream forth into the hearts of man.
May Christ return to Earth.

From the center where the WILL of GOD is knowm
Let Purpose guide the little wills of man-
The Purpose which the Masters know and serve.

From the center from which we call the race of man
Let the Plan of LOVE and LIGHT work out.
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let LIGHT , LOVE, and POWER restore the Plan on Earth.

Adapted from Alice A. Bailey

Friday, December 21, 2007


From GhostGadgets.com

Orbs are a very controversial item in the paranormal investigation field. The hard fact is that most, if not all, "orbs" are caused by water droplets, dust, snow, rain, etc...A common misconception about dust orbs is that it is dust actually in the camera or on the lens. This isn't true, in fact, dust orbs are caused by air-born dust particles directly in front of the camera lens. Below is an in-depth article on photographic/video analysis and contamination factors that cause false-positive orbs. Please note that the following applies for any camera with a flash (35mm & digital), and all nightshot video cameras.

True Anomaly - GhostGadgets retains Copyright
Diagram 1

Point "A" represents the camera lens's inverted focal point (the point that an object must be past to be in-focus), and "B" represents the way light travels into the lens. The dust particles that are closer than point "A" will be out-of-focus, and appear as false-positive dust orbs.

Diagram 1 is a representation of how dust in front of the camera lens appears orb-like when a flash is used. "B" represents how light travels through the camera lens, and "A" represents the focal point of the lens, or the point objects need to be past in order to be in focus. As you can see, there are dust particles closer to the lens than point A, therefore the dust will appear out-of-focus, as seen in Diagram 2.

When the flash fires (Diagram 1), light is reflected off the dust, back into the camera lens, causing the dust to be illuminated. Because of the angle of the flash and the camera lens, the closer the flash is to the lens, the more prone it will be to dust orbs. The same applies for using nightshot video cameras, the IR light reflects off the out-of-focus dust, causing them to look like "orbs" or plasmoids.

I want to emphasize the fact that orb-causing dust is floating in the air in front of the camera lens, and is not actually on the lens itself. It seems that many people think that wiping their lens clean before each photo session will solve the dust-orb problem, but this is entirely false. The truth is the dust is in the air, floating close to the camera lens (within about 6 inches normally), and there is no way to solve the problem through lens or site cleaning.

Diagram 2

Point "P" represents the distance the dust particles are away from the camera lens, and "A" again represents the camera lens's inverted focal point (the point that an object must be past to be in-focus).This diagram shows how dust particles become out of focus as they get closer to the camera lens.

Some common characteristics of dust orbs in photographs may be showing some sort of nucleus, elongation around the central axis towards the edges of the photos, a rectangular or octagonal shape, but is not limited to these. Elongation around the central axis towards the edge of the photo is caused by a lens curvature error known as "Coma", cameras with very small lenses and short focal lengths (such as digital cameras) are more prone to coma than other cameras with longer focal length lenses, such as SLR cameras.

Orbs of a rectangular or octagonal shape are caused because of a phenomena that can be defined as:
"When an object with a similar shape as the aperture of the camera lens is brought out-of-focus, the object will begin to take the shape of the aperture".

In other words, if the aperture of the camera is an octagon (the aperture is the hole that opens to let light through the lens), an out-of-focus dust orb will begin to take the shape of an octagon, particularly towards the center of the image. Another common phenomena that is often mistaken for something paranormal is called lens "Flare", and occurs when a bright light source (most often the Sun) reflects off a portion of the lens, and creates "ghost" images (not really ghosts, but internal reflections) of the aperture of the camera. Generally, flare can be ruled out of most photos taken at night, but can be a problem with shooting pictures during the day.

There is nothing paranormal about the dust orb phenomena, it is natural to any camera with a flash and any video with a light source that isn't in front of the camera (ie, infrared light, spotlights). It seems that many groups still consider dust orb photos to be paranormal, because they don't want to take the time to collect REAL anomalous data. What keeps these groups holding on to the dust orb as phenomena is the instant gratification they get by collecting hundreds of so-called "spirit orbs" in a single night of investigating.

The truth is no matter what the environment, there are always air-born particles in the air (except in a vacuum...) that can contaminate your data. You can sometimes even see the flash reflect off the dust particles when a picture is taken. Also, this phenomena isn't just limited to dust, it also applies to rain, water droplets, bugs, etc.

*This is a highly educational website!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007




Aptos, California

This past Christmas Eve my dreams caught up with me...
About 10 years ago, I had a dream about a hotel near the old railroad station, located in the city I lived in (Aptos, CA).

In the dream, I was standing in the foyer of the hotel (located at a busy intersection in the town) and it must have been around the turn of the century judging by what the people I saw were wearing. At the foot of the staircase, stood a haughty woman in her mid-fifties and walking down the hallway was a different, slightly younger woman with her back toward me. Walking quickly out the front door was a man in his mid-fifties with a newspaper under his arm. Lastly, I saw a little boy riding on one of those tricycles with the gigantic front tire outside in front of the hotel.

In the dream the hotel was located across the street of where it stands today...
Even though the dream was vivid and lucid, I dismissed it (to a certain degree) because of inaccuracy. Obviously the hotel was on the wrong side of the street.

Christmas Eve 2006

My family and I were out for Christmas Eve dinner and they had selected this very hotel to dine at. I had never been inside this hotel, only past it. When I stepped into the foyer, I took a deep breath and realized I was now standing in the EXACT SAME foyer as I had in the dream 10 years before.

Suddenly, the bartender rushed over to seat us. As she escorted my family into the dining room, she leaned in and whispered in my ear, "You know this place is haunted, right?"I responded by asking her if she knew about 6 CENTS INVESTIGATIONS and she chuckled and said, " I knew there was a reason I wanted to tell you that! I never usually seat people, it's not my job. But I felt compelled to tell you this place is haunted! You must come back and do an investigation!" She then scurried off into the kitchen.

By this time, my knees were shaking and my teeth chattering so i was happy to except the glass of wine offered to me by the bartender. After a large slurp, I opened my menu and just about choked on the olive i had just popped in my mouth. There on the front of the menu is the hotel's history...
A timeline that indicated the hotel, around the turn of the century was literally dragged 180 feet across the street! I was speechless...still am.

But, the point is to write down dreams you remember....
You never know when your notes may just very well come in handy!

A psychic experience of EMOTIONAL CLAIRVOYANCE happening during sleep; experienced at the Theta level with no rapid eye movement; a very clear, vivid, detailed vision which is easy to recall.cf. SLEEP EXPERIENCES, EOG, DELTA STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS, NIGHT LANGUAGE

The Donning International
Encyclopedic Psychic Dictionary
June G. Bletzer ~ 1986

Friday, December 14, 2007



Wednesday, December 12, 2007




When I decided to write this article, it was because of my passion for paranormal photography. SO often, I find the debates about what is paranormal or not in a photo to be subjective. And while that is not a bad thing...it leaves much to be desired within the scientific community.

In an attempt to DO just that, have paranormal photography recognized by the scientific community, Jim DeCaro set the bar.
And set it HIGH, he did!
Many of you may not realize, that it is DeCaro himself that coined the term SPIRITOGRAPHY. Recently, I had the honor of interviewing Jim DeCaro, truly a MASTER of SPIRITOGRAPHY...


When did you discover your 1st photo containing something paranormal? What was it? How did you determine it was paranormal in nature?

1999, at first they began appearing in my photographs, then I began to see them appear and disappear, upon examining the photographs; detailed images of human anatomical features were clearly visible (I call that paranormal).

How long have you been taking spirit photos?


When did you coin the term "Spiritography" ?

1999/2000, I had been trying to name my collection for several weeks in order to register with the US Copyright office, it came to me at 3:00 am from a dead sleep.

Do you think being in the company of a medium makes a difference in the manifestation of spirits?

That is my current belief.

Do you believe digital cameras to be the best for capturing paranormal phenomena? Why or why not?

I’m not convinced the type of camera is viable either way. I prefer Digital.

Do you have an opinion on the ORB debate?

Spiritography is far more advanced than (orbs), I don’t even bother to keep them anymore.

What advice do you have for the seasoned photographer, as well as, the novice?

Get a real job (jk). I believe there is a certain level of cooperation between a spirit that wants to materialize and the photographer, learn to listen.

How close are we to having the scientific community's respect?

Based on the results of the analysis of ghost and paranormal photographs as published in the IJP 50th Anniversary Edition (Volume XII, Issue 2, 2001), I would say not very close at all.

How did the Parapsychology Association determine your photos were the "real deal"? When?

This is a question that scares me; I’m not qualified to speak on behalf of the scientific community or the methods involved in determining paranormal/spirit activity from a scientific viewpoint, what scares me is that they got it right, both times... 2001/02 and 2005.



Thursday, December 06, 2007


This particular case was just recently in the news and took place at a gas station in Ohio. It made national headlines and sparked fierce debates about what this blue image really is. Many insist that it is a bug, but so far, no one has proven exactly what it is. The gas sation itself sits on top of a Native American burial ground.

So, what do you think...

Monday, December 03, 2007



In 1977, a family in England made the headlines in both the DAILY MIRROR and the BBC, for POLTERGEIST activity occurring in their home. The INCORPORATED SOCIETY FOR PSYCHICAL RESEARCH were called into investigate. Members of the society range from "true believers" of the paranormal, to scientists and skeptics.

This clip is a little over 9 miuntes in length and been viewed by over 100,000 people. Some of you may recognize this case once you see it. It has been highlighted as a case of true DEMONIC POSSESSION.
For this particular case, physicists were brought into study the velocity of objects being thown about. Scientists and mediums were also part of the study.

For more information about this case, unexplained faculties of man, and the SOCIETY FOR PSYCHICAL RESEARCH (SPR):

Saturday, December 01, 2007

"Once they've resolved all their issues here on earth, those in spirit stop reincarnating and move on to a higher plane."
- Jeffrey Wands

Book Review:

A Psychic Explains How Those In The World Of Spirit Continue To Impact Our Lives

Jeffrey Wands introduced us to our own psychic potential in his first book, THE PSYCHIC IN YOU. Now, in ANOTHER DOOR OPENS, Jeffrey literally opens the door and lifts the veil for us to see a glimpse of what he does. As accessable as the first book is, the second book reads as though you are relaxing with Jeffrey having a conversation while meeting for a cup of coffee. Jeffrey balances the fine art of educating us with a sense of playfulness ALL along the way.

If you're willing to part with your personal garbage and open yourself up to filling your life with something that's more rewarding, something that will make you feel more successful as a human being, you can, I promise you, bring it into your life. Remember that on a soul level you are energy, and all energy can be either positive or negative. Simply by releasing the old, negative energy that's been pulling you in the wrong direction, you can start to put forth a new, positive energy that will draw into your life what you want and need like a magnet.

At the end of each chapter of this 206 page book, we are again treated to a powerful synopsis, this time entitled SOUL PRINTS. Chapters include titles like: What the Spirits Have Taught Me About Death; Animals Also Have Souls; Psychological Dreams, Psychic Dreams, and Dream Visits; and When Tragedy Strikes On A Global Scale.

Have you wondered about events like 911 and wondered what happens in the world of spirit when that many souls cross over at the same time? Have you ever been able to resolve what suicide means? And what does Jeffrey think of Angels, Spirit Guides, and Demons?
His answers to these questions will fascinate you!!!
And if you are anything like me when you finish the book...
the burning question you'll likely have is:

Jeffrey just scratches the surface of his depth of knowledge and wisdom gained from working for many years with both the living and those that are in spirit! Some of you may be suprised that Jeffrey works with many therapists in the field of psychology and will not hesitate to suggest counseling if he feels like his client needs it. In fact, rather than suck up someone's money, Jeffrey limits HOW many times clients may see him per year. He does not want to become a crutch, emotionally or spiritually. He wants people to discover the psychic inside.

Ultimately, Jeffrey is directing us to turn inward and seek the answers from within instead of always looking outside of ourselves for validation. It is only when our minds have hushed, that we can finally hear the whisper of our SOUL. Meditation and prayer are the salve for the heartache and pain...

I will conclude by letting Jeffrey tell you in his own words:

The one thought I want to leave you with here is that you have nothing to fear from the world of spirit. On the contrary, allowing yourself to tap into your own spirituality will broaden and enrich your life experience - as it has mine - in ways you may never have imagined.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007


I made the vow
and kept my word
I reached enlightenmet
but rather than pass over
to the state of eternal bliss
I retained human form
till all beings attain enlightenment
Keeping human form
enabled me to know more deeply
the pain others experience
Because of my deep feelings
because of my understanding
of misery and suffering
because of my decision
I am called The Compassionate One
She Whose Name Alleviates All Suffering
But wouldn't you prefer to wait
feeling what others feel
suffering what others suffer
knowing their pain as your own
wait till the end of all suffering and pain
till all things attain enlightenment?

For me there was no other choice...
~Amy Sophia Marashinsky

Recently, I had the pleasure of reading the first of two books by author and internationally recognized MEDIUM JEFFREY WANDS! The title of the book is:

THE PSYCHIC IN YOU -Understand and Harness Your Psychic Power
with Tom Philbin
*Cover Photo on the Hardback Edition by Jim DeCaro

Jeffrey Wands
has appeared on The Maury Povich Show for several years now and hosts his own radio show The Breakfast Club from Long Island, New York (97.5 WALK FM). Currently, he has been busy with his book tour as seen on the Today! show, Extreme Make-Over House Edition, and his regular visits to The Maury Povich Show to name just a few of the events unfolding in his life.

Understand and Harness Your Natural Psychic Power

This book reads like you are sitting down to tea with Jeffrey himself (just as he did with his mentors The Aunts). In a way, it is sort of like having a cup of tea with all 3 of them...and let me say they are a MIGHTY 3.
Mighty, in the sheer magnitude of their concern for their fellow brothers and sisters that walk this Earth. PSYCHIC/MEDIUMS themselves, The Aunts took Jeffrey under their wing, recognizing the responsibility they had in helping him *change the world* one person, or spirit as it were, at a time.
Jeffrey shares those visits with The Aunts, and brings them to life. It's as if they are still here teaching through Jeffrey and we have the unique opportunity to learn from their wisdom.The 3 of them, Jeffrey and The Aunts, remind me of what the Buddhists call Boddhi-Sattvas...those souls that have the opportunity to enter the state of NIRVANA but instead choose to wait... and help every single soul attain that same enlightenment.
The Reluctant Psychic
Jeffrey describes what it was like for him growing up to recognize, accept, and develop his psychic abilities...He wasn't always ready and/or willing to accept his gifts,
"I had my first psychic visit from a dead person when I was seven and still living with my mom in Islip. I remember the visit clearly, which is not surprising since it scared the bejeebbers out of me."

As Jeffrey goes on to describe his phenomenal childhood experiences with the dead, he then teaches the reader that there is psychic ability in us ALL. He suggests that although people have psychic abilities to varying degrees, with meditation, prayer, and fun exercises in the book, he teaches us how to tap into our very own, sometimes dormant abilities.

At the end of each chapter of this 242 page book, he summarizes the *meat & potatoes* with something he playfully titled Deja Vu. By the time, you finish this book you will be ready for more!!!! Thankfully, Jeffrey's latest book is out and it's titled:
A Psychic Explains How Those in the World of Spirit Continue to Impact Our Lives

I am a little over a quarter through this latest book and it's as if Jeffrey just picks up right where he left off...It's a continuation of sorts. It's a journey through the Spirit World. I DO HOPE there are more books to come because this PSYCHIC/MEDIUM has a world of information to impart.
I can only thank him for his courage in coming forward in first accepting his Gift and then sharing with us ALL on such a broad scale.
Thank You Jeffrey,
From ME & the World of Spirit for being such a pure instrument!...
Book Review

Thursday, November 01, 2007



Many of you have followed my story of the physical paranormal phenomena occurring in my home over the last year and a half.
*For those of you that missed the story, just key in the word "haunting" and the back story should come up from the BLOGGER Search Engine.

In a recent BLOG entry, I mentioned the spirit of a man that looked like he was in his mid-twenties, brownish hair, and wearing a leather bomber jacket. Kind of a TOPGUN look from the 80's. I was uncertain if it was in my mind...
OR in my mind's eye??!!...

In the past year, I picked up a name for this spirit-person.
A friend sensed someone named Michael around me or coming to me in the future...
She had hoped this name she was getting would be attached to someone living...(cupid, lol...).
Indeed, this was the exact name I was getting...
But the gentleman was very much dead and seemingly a GHOST...
So, I just kind of let it go.

Internationally recognized MEDIUM Jeffrey Wands contacted me after reading my GV BLOG...
IN Jeffrey's message, he told me there was a spirit-man attached to me and his name...
What were the chances?
I had never written his name and only told my friend!
Needless to say, I was speechless. I felt very validated. Jeffrey Wands told me that Michael had died from a drug overdose and was confused...

So, feeling a sense of encouragement I *contacted Michael*...
I spoke to him out loud the same way you would speak to a friend. He communicated with me by impressing feelings, thoughts, and images into my mind's eye, so to speak. He was able to convey his deep sorrow for his death and crippling fear of what was just beyond the LIGHT. He was terrified that he was going to Purgatory. He felt that his overdose wold be viewed by GOD as SUICIDE and he was therefore terrified of the LIGHT. He was rather stubborn in his convictions. He put the image of himself walking thru the LIGHT only to fall off a cliff into an endless, dark abyss in my mind's eye.

It took me a good hour to convince him that GOD had already forgiven him...
The only person that needed to forgive him was...HIMSELF.
I tried to express to him that he had suffered long enough here on the ghostly plane. His response was...
"Well this is better than falling into nothingness!!!"

I asked him about the LIGHT...
Could he see it ALL this time I wondered??
He said that yes he could but would turn away from it. I asked him to PLEASE, PLEASE look into the LIGHT and see if he could see, hear, or sense any of his loved ones???

Finally, I got the sense that he was ready to "go for it"...
And at that very instant a RED ORB the size of a soccer ball appeared....
It then shifted colors from RED to PINK...changed shapes from a circle to a HEART...and then WHOOOSHH...right through the wall where the light switch is. The heart shape felt like it was a symbol...his way of saying THANK YOU. The change of colors from RED to PINK signifies to me the restlessness of his spirit shifting to a more calmed PINK.

I have waited to discuss this until a month or so passed...
I wanted to see if my bed would shake, etc...
So with JOY,
I am pleased to say that I believe my beloved bed-shaker, Michael has crossed over into
the LIGHT.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007



YOUR MYTHICAL PROTECTOR:UNICORNS A mythical being of Chinese mythology, comparable with the western unicorn. Ki-lin personifies all that is good, pure, and peaceful. It lives in paradise and only visits the world at the birth of a wise philosopher.The Japanese version known as Kirin, it protects the just and grants them good luck. Seeing a kirin is considered an omen of extreme good luck - if one is a virtuous person.Pure and innocent of heart, the Unicorn recognizes you as one of her own and protects you as such with her horn of gold.
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Thursday, October 18, 2007

What's YOUR PSYCHIC ability???

What's YOUR Psychic Ability?

Your PSYCHIC ability is CLAIRVOYANCEYou can perceive the ethereal dimensions and/or astral realms.Look toward developing your PSYCHIC VISION.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007


Greetings Fellow Ghosties,
I am humbled and honored to have been included in the latest book,
Paranormal Encounters, Discussion, and Research from the Vaults of GhostVillage.com by:
6 CENTS Investigations
ROSE ~ Founder
Santa Cruz ~ California
"The word ghost has become a bit of a catch-all phrase. It's a name given, generally speaking, to those that have died but have not yet moved on from the earth plane. This happens for different reasons. A ghost is considered to be the remaining essence or astral shell of a SOUL. Apparently, they are unaware of time passing or changes to structures they once frequented or lived. It all still exists for them exactly as they had known in life. Hence, the "ghost walking through a wall" experience ...There is NO wall for them. It's a different plane and frequency yet super-imposed on ours."

Friday, September 21, 2007


Greetings Ghosties,
Today we mark the Autumn Equinox and prepare for our Winter's journey to the SOUL. The fires we burn will guide our paths as each passing day becomes darker than the last. Do not let the darkness fool you into believing you are ALONE. YOU ARE NEVER ALONE...
The time now is to prepare for the upcoming QUEST...what ever that maybe.
Rest. Hibernate.

This article was sent in by a reader known as PHEONIX...


Astral Projection Story #1 - Astral Romance

By: Llewellyn

One moonlit evening in 1924 a restless, depressed young man named Sylvan Muldoon came home from a walk. He collapsed on his bed without bothering to take off his clothes. Instead of relaxing, however, his body grew rigid. Muldoon, who had undergone many out-of-body experiences, knew what was coming.

His astral body left the physical and moved quickly out the door. Suddenly it was inside a house Muldoon had never seen before. Four strangers sat in the living room. One was a pretty 17-year-old girl, who was sewing a black dress. Muldoon stood in front of her for a few moments before returning to his physical body.

Six weeks later Muldoon saw the girl get out of a car and go into a house. He waited outside until she emerged, and then he blurted out,

"Excuse me, but where do you live?"

The girl snapped that this was none of his business, but Muldoon went on to describe accurately her house and members of her family. When he told her how he knew these things and how he had met her, she was puzzled and wary but impressed with his sincerity.

"One thing led to another!" Muldoon wrote in his Projection of the Astral Body.

"I began to like her. I have seen her many times since." The two even conducted astral-projection experiments together.

Almost all regular out-of-body travelers have some experience with love and sex on the astral plane. Men and women have met there and even engaged in sexual intercourse, feeling rapturous ecstasy of a kind never approached in earthly sex. The great French astral traveler Yram has this to say about astral sex:

"Her love penetrated into my being under the guise of a general warmth, while a feeling of absolute confidence filled my spirit. On the other hand, my aura penetrated hers and I had the sensation as if melting into her. . . . In no other experience have I had so wide awake a consciousness, no love so powerful, nor a calm and serenity so profound. . . . If you want to be united truly, eternally, with those you love, you must vibrate in harmony with them on all the planes, and in every kind of activity."

Yram, incidentally, once projected to his girl friend’s house and proposed to her telepathically. She accepted!

Thursday, September 13, 2007


First of 2 taken at EVERGREEN CEMETERY.
These 2 photos were taken one right after the other.
I was standing completely still with
the stablizer feature activated.

ORBS In Motion???

Greetings Ghosties,

Many of you are already fans of David Rountree's BLOG at GHOSTVILLAGE. It is in my opinion, one of the best paranormal Blogs out there. David recently wrote this fantastic article about the hotly contested debate of: ORBS.

He was kind enough to allow me to share it with you all!
Check out his GV BLOG:
As the battle continues to rage concerning the validity of orbs and their relationship to paranormal activity, new techniques and devices are being invented every day to try and “clear up the picture.”
It is generally accepted by all serious researchers that the majority of orbs captured with digital cameras is created by the cameras response to a foreign object VERY close to the lens. This holds true for dust, pollen, particulate matter of any kind, as well as liquids, although with liquids there has to be a situation called neutral velocity involved. So it is very easy to artificially create orbs and photograph them.By carefully experimenting with my camera (a Sony MAVICA) I have been able to determine that in order for dust to print as an orb, it HAS to be within four inches of the lens. The solution to eliminating false orbs from your photographs is quite simple. Fashion a hood for your camera that will keep dust out of the four inch corridor. Sound easy? It certainly is.
The people at GhostGadgets even have a how to page on how to make your own device, something they call the DEVA or Dust Eliminating Video Apparatus. Of course it will also work for still cameras as well.

A lot of people ask me, or in some cases they just tell me that you cannot tell a paranormal orb from a dust particle, or even that paranormal orbs do not exist at all. The people who say this have obviously NEVER performed any orb research other than reading what the critics say, who by the way have also not performed any orb research. If they would have, they would have found that some orbs defy the dust/particle explanation.
For example:
Any orb that is in motion and leaves a trail on a digital camera and clearly changes direction in the photo is not a dust particle. Whatever it is, the orb is moving faster than the speed of the digital camera, which is 1/30th of a second. That is indicative of an incredibly high velocity, not sustainable inside a building by air or convection currents.
So what is it? Well we don’t know for sure, but we know what it ISN’T.Another example would be to have an orb partially obscured by something in the background. We have captured a few of these photos over the years with both film and digital cameras. Since the orb is appearing beyond the 4 inch event field, it is impossible for it to be dust or any foreign particulate mass, in the natural sense, to our knowledge. What it may be is open to conjecture. I have a theory that it is the result of weak plasma being bombarded with the photons from a flash. In cases where they are captured without a flash, it is indicative of the plasma radiating light at a lower frequency such as in the infrared range, or at a higher frequency, such as the ultraviolet range of light. We know this because the digital camera sees well into both of these spectrums, while the human eye does not. For film users, it means a special light sensitive film must be used, either for IR or UV, which including processing, it very expensive.If we eliminate the use of digital cameras, we are eliminating a valuable tool. What we need to do instead is employ devices that will eliminate false orb captures.
The fine researchers at Ghostgadgets have done exactly that. They have also amassed some valuable data on their own research on their site. Here is the link for those who are interested: http://www.ghostgadgets.com/_knowledge/orbs.html
They have also included examples of dust orbs as well as orbs which defy the “dust” explanation. Also to their credit, the text is written in lay terms so even beginners will understand the idea and concepts presented.The instructions and material list for making your own DEVA have been graciously supplied, and have been posted since 2004. They are located here:http://www.ghostgadgets.com/_howto/DEVA.html
By employing this device you will be eliminating dust orbs from your photographs. Any orb that appears will be due to some other explanation.Ghostgadgets also have an article on EMF meters that EVERY investigator should read. http://www.ghostgadgets.com/_knowledge/emfexplained.html
These guys have put down the words to explain exactly what you are doing when you take an EMF reading. They also have a comparison page to help you decide which meter is best for your application and experience.http://www.ghostgadgets.com/_knowledge/emfmeters.html
These guys have a quality website, print factual information based on independent research, and offer it up to the public for peer review. These guys are doing what we all should be doing, but unfortunately only a precious few are following the lead.Kudos to Ghostgadgets.com!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007



*Photo courtesy of my Friend & VET ~JD.

Thank you for YOUR sacrifice!!!

Monday, September 10, 2007


One year later: Community still torn apart by slaying of pregnant Asha Veil


Sentinel staff writer

BEN LOMOND — Almost a year after Joanna "Asha" Veil was killed, her memory has not dimmed in the San Lorenzo Valley.

The memorial book signed at the vigil for Joanna 'Asha' Veil Sunday will be sent to her mother in Poland. About 30 people gathered at a Sunday evening vigil for Veil, a pregnant Ben Lomond Market cashier who was slain last September.

"It's just way too close to home and scary," said Beth Robinson, who owns Where the Fur Flies in Ben Lomond. She keeps a photo of Veil in the front window of her store and said it will remain there until her killer is found and prosecuted. "I can't believe it's been a year."
But despite the push for answers in this tight-knit mountain community, no one has been arrested in connection with the deaths of Veil, 28, and her unborn daughter, Anina. Sheriff's detectives have not announced any new developments in the case for months and say they have no timeline for solving the killings.
"I'd love to make an arrest tomorrow," sheriff's Lt. Phil Wowak said last week. "But the reality is I don't want to ... until we have an absolutely airtight case."

The hold-ups in the case have not changed: forensic evidence shipped to the state Department of Justice for analysis has yet to return, according to the Sheriff's Office. Wowak declined to say what specific evidence investigators are waiting on but said it would take at least two more months to get the results.

In April, a sheriff's detective named Michael McClish, 38, a suspect in the killing. McClish, who was a manager at the market where Veil worked, was convicted of rape and sodomy in July and sentenced to 18 years to life in prison Friday. Last week, Wowak would not comment on McClish or any other suspects the Sheriff's Office is pursuing.

The Sheriff's Office also has not released who the father of Veil's unborn child is, though they've had the information for months.
"It doesn't have any bearing on how and why she was killed," Wowak said of the father's identity. "It doesn't have any merit in the prosecution of her killer. I'm just trying to keep distractions out of the case"

Mourners at Sunday's vigil said the lack of news about Veil's slaying has spurned speculation that is tearing the community apart.
"It is really divisive," said Sue Lee, who worked with Veil at the market. "That's the real unfortunate thing"

Veil, a Polish immigrant who was estranged from her husband when she was killed, had lived in the San Lorenzo Valley since November 2004 and worked at the market for about a year.
"It just affected me," Claudia Parke, of Boulder Creek, said at Sunday's memorial. "It could have been my daughter. It could have been my granddaughter. It's just not OK"
A few cried as others shared memories of Veil, like how thrilled she was about becoming a mother and the calm way she would walk through the aisles at the market rubbing her belly.

"Asha had such a profound effect on the people she met," Lee said. "I cannot go into that store and not hear her voice"
But most who grieved her death Sunday only knew her in passing; some had never met her.
"I felt like I knew her all my life," said Ken Murphy, a Ben Lomond man who met Veil at the market. "She sticks with me all the time"


THANK YOU for ALL of your PRAYERS & thoughts of LOVE!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 02, 2007


"Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day;
to the last syllable of recorded time;
and all our yesterday
shave lighted fools the way to dusty death.
Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow,
a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more;
it is a tale told
Told by an idiot,
full of sound and fury,
signifying nothing."

MACBETH ~ William Shakespeare

Friday, August 31, 2007

Still Missing YOU BOTH...

Princess Diana & Mother Theresa
In August of 1997, the world said GOODBYE to these HEROIC women...
May their lives and service be a beacon of LIGHT that inspires us ALL to shine our LOVE on OTHERS!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

It is with a heavy heart that I say GOODBYE to my MENTOR...

Shekhinah Mountainwater (1939-2007):
Author, singer, spiritualist found truth in goddess myths


As she lay dying on the bed inside her Santa Cruz home, her last words were, "It's better now."
And with that, Shekhinah Mountainwater, a key figure in Santa Cruz's alternative spiritual culture, died Saturday after battling uterine cancer for more than a year and a half.
She was 67.

She was surrounded by friends and family. On Monday they recalled her impact. They said it was not only in the way she lived her life, but in the way she left it: courageous in the face of pain. Then, finally, peacefully.
She was a healer, a tarot reader, a teacher, a singer, a musician, an author, a goddess, a pagan, a witch.
"The good kind of witch, not the bad kind," her friends and family pointed out Monday, occasionally motioning to her body, which lay a few feet away inside a plain wooden coffin in the backyard; occasionally they spoke to her.

"She was dedicated to her work and changing the world," said son Frey Faust, who followed in his mother's artistic footsteps by becoming a dance teacher. "She was a creative mother, and she was very disciplined as an artist herself. Nature was important to her. Values were important to her. She was never interested in monetary wealth"
While thousands of Santa Cruz residents could fit that very description, what made Mountainwater's life so interesting is that she dedicated her life to empowering women long before it became fashionable.

And she never let up.
And it wasn't a political movement along the lines of feminism, although that was certainly important to her.
It was a spiritual movement — one whose roots can be traced to an ancient time, long before Judaism and Christianity "came to be," said daughter Angel Brandwein, who, as a child growing up in Ben Lomond, would sing and dance with her mother and older brother in front of the old Cooper House in downtown Santa Cruz.

"She was always at the forefront of any new movement whose purpose was to enlighten and unravel the patriarchal regime," said Brandwein, who now lives in Phoenix and works at Arizona State University. "She was the original beatnik, the original hippie; she was always anti-establishment"

She sang and played acoustic guitar in the same coffee houses as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell in the 1960s in New York's Greenwich Village, before eventually moving to Los Angeles in the early 1970s, then settling in Santa Cruz, where she lived for 35 years in the same house on Effey Street.

Born Ellen Adler on Oct. 24, 1939, she was raised in New York and attended Bard College for a few years before she set off on her own in an attempt to become a folksinger.
Over the course of her life, however, Mountainwater would adopt a long line of names before settling on her final one, Shekhinah — "the female aspect of god in ancient Judaism," her daughter said.

"Her name changes represented her journey in life at the time and the discovery of a new part of herself," she added.
In 1991, she wrote "Ariadne's Thread: A Workbook of Goddess Magic," a book about feminist spirituality and magic.
"You may have heard of the five steps or keys to magic," she writes. "See, know, will, dare and keep silent. Those correspond to the five elements of the witch's star, as spirit, mind, action, emotion, and body"

Or, perhaps, a more prophetic line would be this one: "Great are the life forms that let us eat them/Some day our bodies too will be food/Great is the goddess who makes things so yummy/Great is the woman who cooks it so good"

In December 2005, however, Mountainwater was dealt a blow when she was diagnosed with cancer. Soon, she found herself having to mix alternative methods of healing, such as herbs, massage and acupuncture, with modern-day practices such as chemotherapy and radiation.
The chemotherapy may have taken her beautiful hair, friends say, but it didn't take her soul, or her fire, or the goddess within her.

"She taught us how to find the goddesses in ourselves. She taught us how to hold ourselves sacred," said Juniper Spring, a close friend. "That's what made her so special"
What neighbor Cindia Boyle said she will miss most of all is their day-to-day friendship.
"She was always here," said Boyle. "And now she isn't"

Contact Tom Ragan at tragan@santacruzsentinel.com.

Shekhinah Mountainwater
Born: Oct. 24, 1939.
Died: Aug. 11, 2007.
Occupation: Author, artist, healer, teacher, spiritual leader.
Survivors: Daughter Angel Brandwein of Phoenix; son Frey Faust of Santa Cruz; brother Seth Adler of San Francisco; father Bill Adler of San Francisco; and three grandchildren.

Thursday, August 23, 2007


Ecto-Mist taken by me at

Greetings Ghosties!

How many of you out there have ever had a paranormal experience???
Well, now is the time for YOUR STORIES...

Are you a Ghost-Buster?
Have you seen a ghost?
Are you a REAL-Life Ghostwhisperer?
Do you want to publish your story?

Email it to:

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


"Cause I've learned this and I'm gonna tell ya:
there's a time for live things and a time for dead,
for ghosts and for flesh 'n bones:
all life is just a
sharing of ghosts and flesh.
Us humans are partghost and part flesh
- part fire and part ash -
but I think maybe the ghost part is the longest lastin',
the fire blazes but the ash lasts forever."
~William Goyen
Ghosts & Flesh, Water & Dirt
Greetings My Fellow Ghosties,
Well, as promised,
I told you ALL that you would be the first to know if something transpired after last weeks *2 minute Bed-Shaking-Fest*. It did.
As I mentioned in a previous entry, I think it is very important & relevent to jot down or even LOG what you think may be a paranormal event...
The date, day of the week, time, moon phase, and anything else that seems pertinent at the time. By using this technique, it may help you to decipher a message being offered up by the other side. Otherwise, it can feel like we are swimming aimlessly in a paranormal soup.
I have been experiencing the BED SHAKING PHENOMENON, as many of you know, for about a year and a half now...
Never before moving to this home (And I DO LOVE living here, BTW).
If you are just now *tuning in* the back story is located on this blog...Go to the Blog Search Engine and key in "Haunting"...That will bring up the story of my current home and the unusual phenomena therein, as well as, past history.
I must admit that this past weekend I was a bit tense after the 2 minute
Wondering if anything was going to go down or not?!
Apart from MORE bed shaking & seeing a figure out of the corner of my eyes, nothing else happened...
(Although as a side note, I will tell you that I often feel like I see a man in his 20's, with brown hair & a leather bomber jacket on).
Perhaps, my mind is playing tricks on me...Perhaps not.
Anyway, last night my bed started shaking really HARD and within, Oh a minute or so, I could hear the now familiar screaming, swearing, & threats from my neighbor's residing in back of my home....
Somehow I knew on the inside this was IT....
This was the latest event I had been *warned* of. I actually spoke allowed and said,
As I affectionately call who or what ever does this...
"I hear the fighting and thank you for alerting me"...
It seemingly responded by shaking the bed again really hard. So, I turned down the volume on my TV to keep an ear on the escalation of violence.
Only a few minutes past, and the telephone rang; startled I answered it. It was my other neighbor (next door on the left). She said she had, had it with those neighbors and called the police after she heard punches being thrown while trying to put her 3 little ones to bed...The cops showed up within about 5 minutes and the arguing stopped...
But guess what ???
The bed KEPT shaking.
Now, I was confused!...
There went my theory of the bed shaking as a warning!
I went to bed early and tried to tune out the shaking...It's a little hard to tune out your bed shaking, though.
Well, then this morning at 7 ...
It turns out someone opened the door of my other neighbor's (the one that shares the duplex with me) car door and just left it wide open. Nothing appeared to be stolen. It was very odd!Last month someone came up on the second story landing of our building and tried to pull the screen completely off of her BEDROOM window. The No Parking sign on our property was then "tagged" with gang grafitti. After our landlord repalced the sign, whomever this was, tagged the Stop sign (knowing I suppose it would take the city weeks to fix it).
As it stands today, I feel this is a Being (Spirit or Ghost, not sure) that is warning me of impending danger, however, I will continue to keep a journal of phenomena to see if I can discern ANY other patterns whatsoever.
And ofcourse, YOU know I will update you when and if I have something new to report.
*If ANYONE reading this blog has ever had similar phenomena occur to them and/or around them...
I would LOVE to hear from YOU!...
And I bet so would other readers of this blog...
So GO ON....Post a Comment or Experience,Don't be SHY!!!!
I look forward to hearing from you! If you feel too emabaressed or feel it is too private, feel free to either PM me at GhostVillage or you can get my email address here AND/OR use the Shout Box.

Monday, August 20, 2007

The Raven
~Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
" 'Tis some visitor,"
I muttered,
"tapping at my chamber door
Only this, and nothing more."

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore
Nameless here for evermore.

Friday, August 17, 2007

BED SHAKING...AGAIN! What the ...???

Well, My Fellow Ghosties...

It's time for an UPDATE regarding the state of my home & the bizarre things that occur therein.For the most part, things have been relatively quiet here regarding possible paranormal activity & phenomena. When it DOES occur I jot it down in a journal...I recommend you all do the same. It will help you see if there are any patterns, etc...

So, last night I crawled into bed and was reading PSYCHIC SHIELDING by Caitlin Matthews. It was a little after midnight when that old familiar rumbling started...Only this time it intensified quickly and I saw my knees shaking and pillows jiggling. It felt like someone was standing over my bed, bent down, and shaking it - HARD...I will not lie to you ALL and say it was No Sweat...It scared me!

However, I tried to remain calm and approach the situation as scientifically as possible. So I turned my head while the bed was shaking, stared at the clock, and proceeded to time the length of this duration...It was just over 2 minutes straight!As it seemingly was coming to a climax ( and this is where it sounds absolutely bizarre), I felt someone/thing push me through my pillows, like from within the pillow... into the middle of my back...

It did not hurt but was strong enough to be unmistakable.After this happened, I went over to the computer and sat down to write a note to a friend about what had just happened...Then my desk and chair started shaking.

So far, I have been able to connect STRONG paranormal activity in this home with the turmoil that goes on with my (behind me ) neighbors. It seems almost like a warning of what's about to come.So, I will sit tight & wait...And when & if something happens ...Y'All will be the first to know!!~ROSIE

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Hello Fellow Ghosties!

I was sent this by my dear friend known at GHOSTVILLAGE as Sattvic Moon & felt that ALL of you readers out there deserved to hear this SECRET...

I found this to be true and inspirational, and wanted to share with you.


#1. Your presence is a present to the world.

#2. You are unique and one of a kind.

#3. Your life can be what you want it to be.

#4. Take the days just one at a time.

#5. Count your blessings, not your troubles.

#6. You will make it through whatever comes along.

#7. Within you are so many answers.

#8. Understand, have courage, be strong.

#9. Do not put limits on yourself.

#10.So many dreams are waiting to be realized.

#11.Decisions are too important to leave to chance.

#12.Reach for your peak, your goal and you prize.

#13.Nothing wastes more energy than worrying.

#14.The longer one carries a problem the heavier it gets.

#15.Do not take things too seriously.

#16.Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.

#17.Remember that a little love goes a long way.#

18.Remember that a lot goes forever.

#19.Remember that friendship is a wise investment.

#20.Life’s treasure are people together.

#21.Realize that it is never too late.

#22.Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.

#23.Have hearth and hope and happiness.

#24.Take the time to wish upon a start.