16 Signs That Your House is Haunted How do you know if that persistent rapping on your walls is bad plumbing or a mischievous spirit? Here are some of the signs of a haunting You hear heavy footsteps in the upstairs hallway when you know no one is up there. Doors slam unaccountably. Commonly used items disappear and reappear without cause. These may be indications that your house is haunted. The first step is to determine, as best you can, whether or not you truly have a legitimate case of a haunting. Here's a partial list of phenomena that might indicate that your house is haunted: Unexplained noises - footsteps; knocks, banging, rapping; scratching sounds; sounds of something being dropped. Those are some of the most common experiences of those who think their houses are haunted. Next page: Stronger Evidence
Spiricom Report 1 We present here the Original Report from George W. Meek edited for better use in the Internet. No content changes have been made. direct to Table of Contents Please paste this inside the front cover of the SPIRICOM TECHNICAL MANUAL in your possession. TO : Anyone Contemplating Developing Equipment to Converse with the " D e a d " : A Word of CAUTION Tens of thousands of hours spent over 25 years by hundreds of EVP (electronic voice phenomenon) researchers in Europe have clearly shown that some form of supplemental energy must be utilized to permit even individual words or short phrases to reach a level of audibility detectable even by a researcher with a highly acute sense of hearing.Eleven years of effort by 'Metascience researchers has established that the energies involved in the different levels of the worlds of spirit are not a part of the electromagnetic spectrum as science presently knows it. Page 1 andDR. Life's Energy Fields Vol. back to Top of Page Page 2 METASCIENCE FOUNDATION P.O.
French Polymath Henri Poincaré on How Creativity Works In his fantastic 1939 Technique for Producing Ideas, James Webb Young extolled “unconscious processing” — a period marked by “no effort of a direct nature” toward the objective of your creative pursuit — as the essential fourth step of his five-step outline of the creative process. The idea dates back to William James, who coined the concept of fringe consciousness. T. From French polymath and pioneering mathematician Henri Poincaré — whose famous words on the nature of invention inspired the survey that gave us a glimpse of how Einstein’s genius works — comes a fascinating testament to the powerful role of this unconscious incubation in the creative process. I wanted to represent these functions by the quotient of two series; this idea was perfectly conscious and deliberate; the analogy with elliptic functions guided me. Most striking at first is this appearance of sudden illumination, a manifest sign of long, unconscious prior work. He concludes:
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 The Coast to Coast AM late night radio talk show helped popularize modern beliefs in shadow people. The first time the topic of shadow people was discussed at length on the show was April 12, 2001 when host Art Bell interviewed Native American elder Thunder Strikes, who is also known as Harley "SwiftDeer" Reagan. Explanations Several physiological and psychological conditions can account for reported experiences of shadowy shapes seeming alive. In popular culture See also References
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 No. 6 - Theodore Sturgeon, The Next Question, Well-Meaning Scientists and The Evil They Can Cause. 2013 Feb 10 – Theodore Sturgeon, aka/Edward Hamilton Waldo, is best remembered for asking “What’s the next question?” In some portraits, you’ll see Sturgeon wearing a “Q,” with an arrow pointing forward, suspended from a thin, silver chain around his neck. He believed in questioning our assumptions. He would push further inquiry by suggesting that you “ask the next question.” Ask the Next Question – Solar flare (NASA -Photo Gallery) I suppose I could argue that Sturgeon was really the true father to our favorite Vulcan, Spock, since he coined both the phrase “live long and prosper” and the accompanying split-fingered hand gesture. Humanity undoubtedly has a wide range of perspectives concerning human sexuality, but individuals commonly tolerate only a narrow vision of the same. In The Sex Opposite, when humans murder aliens during an act of alien asexual reproduction, the bodies are taken to the morgue where a staff member is questioned by a news reporter. What is the human condition?
Poll: Majority Believe In Ghosts Actress Naomi Watts, director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and actor Sean Penn pose during a party after the premiere of "21 Grams" at the Academy Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif., Nov. 6, 2003. GETTY This Halloween may be filled with trick-or-treaters in scary costumes, but for more than one in five Americans, some costumes might be real: they told CBS News pollsters they have seen a real-life ghost in some form. And whether or not they've seen one, even more Americans believe that ghosts actually do exist. Nearly half of Americans say they believe in ghosts, or that the dead can return in certain places and situations. Yes 48%No Women are more likely to say they believe in ghosts than are men: 56 percent of women believe, while 38 percent of men do. More than one in five Americans says they have seen a ghost themselves, or have felt themselves to be in the presence of one. No Believe in ghosts All 48%Men 38%Women 56%Under 45 54%45 and over Seen a ghost 22%Men 14%Women 29%Under 45 29%45 and over
10 Laws of Good Science Fiction « Resources for Science Fiction Writers Author’s note: These rules are intentionally provocative, and they have generated much discussion and some intense opinions for and against. This is as it should be. They are not all original with me. Rules 6, 8, and 9 have been stated (in different words) by SF editors for years, so if you write and submit stories, you may have been reminded of them in rejection letters. These rules are more applicable to written SF than TV or film. Please don’t trash me (or my spelling) when you think that you disagree. 10. Subscribers to Science Fiction magazines in the 1950s were predominantly adult educated white men working as engineers or other technical jobs. Today, SF readers are younger and much more diverse. Science Fiction should expand the worldview of its readers and expose them to much more than the normal, expected and ordinary. 9. It is quite possible that we will meet such beings, but it will not be such a good story because the aliens will destroy us, ignore us, or take us as pets. 8.
THE GREEK, INDIAN, & CHINESE ELEMENTS -- SEVEN ELEMENT THEORY The four classical elements, each originally conceived as the unique , arché, "beginning" or "original stuff," were independently proposed by early Presocratic philosophers: water (Thales), air (Anaximenes), earth (Xenophanes), and fire (Heraclitus). Empedocles proposed that they all existed together in fixed quantities from the beginning, mixed and unmixed by Love and Hate. This allowed him to agree with Parmenides that Being never really changed. Plato later conceived of them as consisting of atoms with the geometrical shapes of four of the five regular geometrical solids that had been discovered by the Pythagoreans but described by Plato (in the Timaeus). The fifth Platonic Solid, the dodecahedron, Plato obscurely remarks, "...the god used for arranging the constellations on the whole heaven" (Timaeus 55). , aithér (aether in Latin, "ether" in English). Aristotle's theory of aether came in for criticism from some later commentators, such as John Philoponus in the 6th Century AD. ). ).
Talking About Ritual Magick: How I Venerate Ancestors A recent comment from a reader asked me to reveal what I actually do to venerate my ancestors, both genetic and spiritual. This comment was triggered by an extensive article that I posted last month about ancestor veneration, and how it is an important but often forgotten element in modern paganism. Since I have already pretty much explained the why and wherefore, I guess that I should just write up exactly what I do to venerate my ancestors. (You can find that previous article that I wrote and posted, here.) What I do to venerate my ancestors is to put together a couple of different shrines. As for my spiritual ancestors, these individuals reside in the temple proper. I also make distinctions with those entities that I consider to be personal demi-gods, such as Hermes-Thoth, or actual deities, such as Dionysus and personal aspects of the God and Goddess of the Witches. So there is nothing overly formal or regimented in regards to how I venerate my ancestors and my spiritual allies.
Apollonian – Dionysiac – Hermetic – Persephonic In the years 2010-12, I engaged in lengthy researches into the Eleusinian Mysteries, seeking to penetrate the veil that had descended over those secret rites with a conviction that what had been anciently concealed would have great value for modern humanity. In brief, I found that the experience of the celebrants at Eleusis involved a radical transformation of perception through the inherence of shapeshifting deities, the consumption of a visionary sacrament and a world-healing ritual of such efficacy that the rites culminated in a visio beatifica granted by the visit of Persephone in her guise as Thea, Everliving Goddess as Visionary Event. A series of artworks, entitled Eleusis, resulted along with an accompanying book containing several essays published in summer 2012. :: Introduction :: Bivalent perceptions and dynamics are common in the modern West. :: Apollonian and Dionysian :: :: The Narrative at Eleusis :: :: A Fourfold Process of Transformative Perception :: :: References ::
8 Ways to Think Like an Entrepreneur Entrepreneurs come in all shapes, sizes, ages and can be from anywhere. They, as far as I know, do not wear a uniform or carry membership cards for an entrepreneurship club. If you passed one on the street or sat next to one in a restaurant, you’d likely not even know. So what makes someone an entrepreneur? We used to think that people became entrepreneurs based on something they did. Related: 5 Key Characteristics Every Entrepreneur Should Have Now, we tend to see entrepreneurs as people who think in a pretty specific way. The way entrepreneurs think is called the entrepreneurial mindset. At my organization, we’ve been teaching young people how to think like entrepreneurs since the 1980s. As part of the ongoing study of the entrepreneurial mindset, and based on our experience, we have been able to break it down into eight key parts -- specific ways entrepreneurs think about and approach things. Related: Why 'Grit' May Be Everything for Success 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. How did you do?
How to Design Your Dream Life and Activate Your Highest Potential, One Ritual at a Time : Lightlab Creations Ritual dynamics is a pragmatic modality for building a lifestyle in alignment with the principles of right relation. It is a psycho-spiritual technology—an intricate interweaving of art, science, psychology, mindfulness, and spiritual practice. Image: This is your brain on ritual dynamics. Optional Reading Music: Mastery is almost universally appealing. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t like the idea of having an aesthetically perfect body, exhibiting perfect mental and spiritual poise, manifesting financial prosperity, or being a virtuoso pianist. I’m ineluctably drawn to the archetype of the psycho-spiritually sculpted Jedi entrained to the resonance pattern of a higher-order self-organizing principle, inwardly carried onward toward the goal of co-creating a noospheric, planetary culture. Perhaps you share my inclinations. Regardless of what outward form self-mastery takes, one thing’s for sure: it isn’t just a personal pursuit. The science of personal mastery 1. 2. 3.
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