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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...

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.




Tuesday, August 14, 2007


But at my back
I always hear
Time's winged chariot
hurrying near;
And yonder all before
us lie
Deserts of vast eternity.
~ Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)
Many of you are familiar with the term Astral Projection, but how many of you have heard of Remote Viewing before?I first learned about Remote Viewing while reading a series of highly controversial books by author Peter Moon regarding what was dubbed "The Montauk Project".
For our intents & purposes I won't go into the details of Montauk and what supposedly transpired there. I will, however, include a link at the end of this article that will go into more detail about the alleged, Time Travelling, Aliens, and their agenda...
So, what's the difference you say, between Astral Projection & Remote Viewing?
1.) To perceive clairvoyantly that which is happening at the present time but is out of range of the physical eyes. [cf. CLAIRVOYANCE-IN-SPACE, EXTENDED CLAIRVOYANCE]
2.) To visit a home or area during an ASTRAL PROJECTION and later be able to relate what was seen on the visit; in the projectionist's state details are remarkably recorded in the mind. [cf. MEMORY PATTERNS, SEES-IN-SLEEP, MULTICONSCIOUSNESS]
The Donning International
Encyclopedic Psychic Dictionary
June G. Bletzer ~ 1986
(Note: ASTRAL PROJECTION can be found on BLOG search engine)
Remote Viewing is a skill developed by which the viewer can "see" objects, locations, and persons in places far from where the viewer physically is. Remote viewing takes psychic development to a different level.
It seems that ANYONE can be a Remote Viewer, once properly trained. It also seems as if there is little one can do about being "viewed", either by shielding or other protective mechanisms...
Anyone, if properly trained can "view".
Just as you would learn to play the flute by learning the music scale, etc...
So, too, is it that easy to learn to remote view. To date, "viewers", once they have been practicing for some time, seemingly are able to hit their *target* 100% of the time. Now, this is not to imply that they come up with accurate raw data 100% of the time. Rather, the viewer is able to view the intended target. Experienced viewers, however, regularly come up with compelling and often extremely concise information.
Even beginners may be suprised at what they come up with...
And then there was STARGATE...
Some of you may have heard of this program before, while others I am sure have not. Briefly, this was a CIA project and had several other code names, as well. In the 1950's, the COLD WAR was breeding near hysteria here in the USA. Rumors flew about Soviet capabilities including their Psy-Ops (Para/Psychological Operations) division.
So, in an effort to not be out-smarted by the enemy the program of remote viewing was born. In it's infancy, it was developed to discern enemy field locations, research the phenomenon of remote viewing itself, and then evaluate if the the information had any validity.There is a whole lot more info. regarding Stargate just follow the LINK.
*SOURCE (and to read FULL ARTICLE on Project Stargate):
WinterSteel has ALL of this & MORE...
News Articles 2003-2004-2005-2006
- Forget spies, let psychic viewers do the job: Experts to Centre
- Astral travelers touch down in Beirut
- Is the CIA using psychics to find Osama Bin Laden?
- Psychic warfare; Remote Viewer Knows Saddam's Secret
- Psychic spies knew of raid; Psychic researcher uncovers the secrets of the Great Pyramid and Sphinx
- CIA's remote viewers initiated quest for WMD in Iraq
- India successful in using remote viewing techniques and satellite technologies for counterintelligence and strategic intelligence
- Remote viewing Tibetan monks see Extra Terrestrial powers saving the World from destroying itself in 2012
- Soviet intelligence used remote viewers to spy on American presidents from afar

Sunday, August 12, 2007

When Beggars Die...

Julius Caesar, Act II, Sc.II
~William Shakespeare

When beggars die,
there are no comets seen;
The heavens themselves
blaze forth the death of princes.

Friday, August 10, 2007


" The best defense against the spiritual intruder
is awareness of the condition
strengthening the 'spiritual immune system'. "

~William J. Baldwin - HEALING LOST SOULS

The Personal Handbook of Psychic Protection
Caitlin Matthews ~ 2006


One of the biggest myths about psychic attack is that it is ALWAYS caused by SOMEONE ELSE...
And while that is certainly possible, it is more likely due to....
Would you Believe...
Our own lack of Spiritual Awareness & Discipline?!

Malidoma Some says,
"No one's center is like someone else's.
Find your OWN center, not the center of your neighbor;
not the center of your father or mother or family or ancestor but that center which is YOURS & YOURS ALONE."

In other words, in achieving psychic balance in one's life, we must tailor it to OUR specific Spiritual needs.
Kind of like a fine, fitted suit....
However,1 Size DOES NOT fit all...

If we can explore & discover our very own, personal, spiritual pathway, it will be a far more difficult task to shove us off our paths, so to speak. Or to divert us from our Soul's purpose of being here in the first place.

Have you ever looked deep within the landscape of your own HEART?
And if you have, what did you see?

If, when we die, we shed our bodies like the skin of a snake...
What then, pray tell, are we left with?
Our Money? Fame? Fortune?
Not So much...

Are we perhaps, left with our
Feelings & Thoughts,
in tact,
but our physical bodies shed?

What would WE look like,
BE like then?

What does it mean for US in the After-Life,
if we never cultivated our spiritual succor or selves?
To find our Center...
We must develop it like a muscle.

We must find our OWN internal,
Individual Paths toward,
for lack of a better word,

This requires a great deal of Effort, Discipline, and the Desire of Knowledge
for the Good of ALL...

To live in the PRESENT moment is truly the ULTIMATE POINT of POWER,
I cannot emphasize that enough!!!!
Getting THERE is a whole different story.

And therein, lies the opportunity to discover what speaks to the Compass of our OWN,
unique HEARTS (which is a muscle, too...).
The location of the HOLY TEMPLE WITHIN...

Once WE make that discovery,
WE have unearthed the PSYCHIC SHIELD needed to guard US
from ALL types of Psychic Attack,
be they Inner or Outer Demons.

Sunday, August 05, 2007


HI Ghosties~

So, after a bit of a lull in activity here at the ol' homestead, last night I was home ALL alone and up late as usual with my old pal Insomnia, perhaps some of you have met.... :0)
I was reading in bed about, none other than psychic protection, and all of a sudden...


It was like some drunk had stumbled into my bedroom and hit the side of my bed hard. This time, I must admit...
I was a wee-bit scared & guess what?

It happened 1 more time...
At which point, I turned on the TV LOUDLY and stopped reading for the night.

Still a MYSTERY...
Spirit Guide?
Discarnate Entity?

Any Ideas?
I welcome your COMMENTS!


Friday, August 03, 2007