CLEANSING AND CHARGING CRYSTALS Cleansing crystals using herbs is a lovely way. Two herbs spring to mind straight away, Cedar and Sage both being powerful aromatic healing herbs. The best way to do this is to buy a smudging pack which consists of a block of the herb all tied up together so that it can be picked up easily in one go. Then light the ends of the block and allow to smoulder.
Voynich manuscript The Voynich manuscript is an illustrated codex hand-written in an unknown writing system. The vellum on which it is written has been carbon-dated to the early 15th century (1404–1438), and may have been composed in Northern Italy during the Italian Renaissance. The manuscript is named after Wilfrid Voynich, a Polish book dealer who purchased it in 1912. Some of the pages are missing, but about 240 remain. The text is written from left to right, and most of the pages have illustrations or diagrams. The Voynich manuscript has been studied by many professional and amateur cryptographers, including American and British codebreakers from both World War I and World War II. No one has yet succeeded in deciphering the text, and it has become a famous case in the history of cryptography. The mystery of the meaning and origin of the manuscript has excited the popular imagination, making the manuscript the subject of novels and speculation.
Shadow people An artist's impression of a shadow person as a paranormal entity A shadow person (also known as a shadow figure, shadow being or black mass) is the perception of a patch of shadow as a living, humanoid figure, particularly as interpreted by believers in the paranormal or supernatural as the presence of a spirit or other entity. Many methamphetamine addicts report hallucinations of "shadow people", as a result of sleep deprivation. History and folklore
Time Warp or Ghost Sighting: Your True Tales - February 2015 I wrote in last year about the poltergeist that lives in my walk-in closet and likes to shut my door and switch the light off when it wants my attention. My boyfriend and I still live in that same house in our small city in Southeast Iowa. The closet entity is still active and the longest I've gone without anything happening with my closet is about a month.
Ghosts, spirits, and paranormal activity in a haunted house My desire to pursue psychic development evolved from my initial curiosity in ghosts which began when I was a teenager growing up in a home where paranormal phenomenon occurred. Since then I have become more knowledgeable and respectful of spirits and abandoned the word ghosts. Our family home was built by my great-great-grandfather in 1910 in Wilkes-Barre, a small industrial city in northeastern Pennsylvania. Generations of my family inhabited the double block home which saw its share of good times and bad, being the place of birth and death. My grandmother and her siblings were all born in an upstairs bedroom, ironically the same room where their father died of blood poisoning just a few years later.
History's Most Overlooked Mysteries Tuan C. Nguyen | July 25, 2007 10:23am ET Credit: Photographed by Aurel Stein, circa 1910 Although many of life's great mysteries remain unsolved, there are some lesser known ones that also have stumped researchers for centuries. The Shadowlands: Ghosts and Hauntings Visit Dave's bio page / Tina's bio page Online 24/7 and also at 16 Church St, Mt Holly, NJ Dave's Internet Radio Show and Podcast Unsettling Old Photos of the “Living” Dead Some of you might remember a blog I did last year, Only the Creepiest Photos Ever Taken. It was a small collection of something I’d just discovered — Victorian mourning photography, in which the dead are posed as if they were “just sleeping” and photographed, creating an expensive memento mori that was often the only photograph a family would have of the deceased loved one. Well, I just found something creepier. A lot creepier. It’s a sub-genre of the Victorian mourning portrait, in which photographers clamp and pose the dearly departed in such a way that they look fully awake — usually standing up, eyes either held open by some unknown mechanism (shudder) or with pupils painted over closed eyes, to very, very creepy effect.
Auras and energy, energy healing and energy stones & crystals The common phrase is “I see your true colors,” which is a reference to someone’s true intentions…their true self. Auras are someone’s true colors, these shades of energy that surround us tell our story to readers who are able to see them. The hues that hover or float around us reveal our personalities, emotional state, physical health, and much more. Humans are not the only beings that possess auras since animals and plants also have energy that radiates. Tanganyika laughter epidemic The Tanganyika laughter epidemic of 1962 was an outbreak of mass hysteria – or mass psychogenic illness (MPI) – rumored to have occurred in or near the village of Kashasha on the western coast of Lake Victoria in the modern nation of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika) near the border of Kenya. The laughter epidemic began on January 30, 1962, at a mission-run boarding school for girls in Kashasha. The laughter started with three girls and spread haphazardly throughout the school, affecting 95 of the 159 pupils, aged 12–18. Symptoms lasted from a few hours to 16 days in those affected. The teaching staff were not affected but reported that students were unable to concentrate on their lessons. The school was forced to close down on March 18, 1962. The school from which the epidemic sprang was sued; the children and parents transmitted it to the surrounding area.
The Jersey Devil The Jersey Devil, the supposed mythical creature of the New Jersey Pinelands, has haunted New Jersey and the surrounding areas for the past 260 years. This entity has been seen by over 2,000 witnesses over this period. It has terrorized towns and caused factories and schools to close down, yet many people believe that the Jersey Devil is a legend, a mythical beast, that originated from the folklore of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Others disagree with this point of view. The following text will show there is evidence to support the existence of an animal or supernatural bring known as the Jersey Devil.
Super Creepy Victorian-era Twins I was digging through disorganized piles of old photos in a Portland antique store last week when I happened upon a goldmine of weirdness: amidst fading snapshots of family vacations and weddings were scattered a half-dozen or so photos of twins. At first I couldn't figure out how they all came to be in the same antique store -- but then I found a stamp on the back of one of them: They were all from a local, long-dead (and apparently twins-obsessed) photographer's archives, which had found their way, along with thousands of other photos, to several drawers in the back of a dusty consignment shop nearly a century after they were taken. I know next to nothing about the children in these photographs, except that I find them totally haunting and strange, but if anyone recognizes their great-grandmother or something, leave a comment.