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Issue # VI
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Well, I hit the big 6-0 this month but I have to be honest. I don’t feel any older. Though my fibro and arthritis make life difficult most days, I can’t even fathom the thought that I’m really that old.
People tell me I don’t look that old, so I’m not worrying about it. Age is just a number, after all and I know my mind is still working at top level. I believe that if one continues to read, write, be aware of what’s happening around them and maintain their interests in life, such disastrous illnesses as Alzheimer’s can be held at bay, hopefully indefinitely. I can’t imagine not being able to remember even ordinary, every day things like how to do the laundry, make supper or even dress myself.
My younger daughter sometimes works with folks who suffer from Alzheimer’s and I’ve had some experiences myself, so I understand the illness perhaps better than some people. But I refuse to succumb to it or any other major sign of age-related problems. Perhaps, it really is all in the mind! lol.
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FEATURE ARTICLE This month’s story comes from an associate of mine named Michael from the Spirit Rescue group. It’s actually more of a pictorial, which I think you’ll find quite amazing. Crystal Scrying Uncovers Sensational Images!
Michael Allen Simmons of Charleston, West Virginia has resurrected the ancient art of scrying with crystals and the results are more than a little amazing.
“I have seen things in them for years and one day, I tried to photo one of the images I scryed… and it worked!” he said.
Michael looks into each crystal in a dark room with a small light source. It takes some time but then he sees images contained in each particular stone’s field of vibration.
Christ-Like Figure (My Favorite!)
Scrying, also known as crystal gazing has been practiced by many cultures and belief systems throughout history to tell fortunes or to peek into the past, present or future. While some people go into a trance-like state, others like Michael simply stare into the medium for an extended period of time. Mediums that have been used include stones, glass, mirrors, water, fire and smoke.
The resulting images are believed to come from God, spirit, the psycic mind, the devil or simply the subconscious depending upon the beliefs of a particular scryer. In the early 19th century, Joseph Smith Jr., founder of Mormonism and the Latter Day Saint movement used ‘seer stones’ to receive what he believed were revelations from God.
Hobbit with Skull on Shelf
We don’t often hear about crystal scrying today but Michael says he can find something in most quartz stones he works with.
“I thought I would be well famous since I had never heard of anybody doing this,” he said, “but alas, nobody seems to be as amazed as myself.”
Well Michael, I think you definitely have a very special gift. Perhaps you will find a way to use it to help others.
Inca Temple & Guard
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IN THE NEWS Why Do Ghosts Wear Clothes? The following article was written by Rhetta Akamatsu, a friend and fellow writer on Gather.com. Rhetta, who resides in Marietta, Georgia, is also the author of Ghost to Coast & Ghost to Coast: Tours and Haunted Locations. As well, she is associate editor of the ParaNexus Journal of Anomalous Research.
Recently, I was reading an article that listed questions kids ask about ghosts and one question was, "Why do ghosts wear clothes?"
It's a logical question. After all, if they are disembodied spirits, they obviously don't need clothes. But there are at least two answers I can easily think of.
The first is that most appearances of ‘ghosts’ are not actually disembodied spirits at all. They are residual hauntings, meaning that they are just replaying events that happened in the past over and over, like a kind of psychic movie or hologram. There is no intelligence behind it and the figures appear just as they did when the event they are re-enacting took place.
If you watch a lot of paranormal shows on television or if you have participated in paranormal investigations or experienced ghostly phenomena yourself, you've probably noticed that when there is actual, apparently intelligent interaction between people and ghosts, the ghost is almost never visible. The living person or persons will hear sounds, feel touched (and/or) see things move, but not see the actual apparition - or if they do see something, it's only a shadow.
Most of the time, when ghosts do interact with humans in a visible form, it is to a loved one, especially soon after death. There are exceptions to this, of course. People staying in haunted hotels for instance, sometimes wake to see apparitions in the room.
So when this does happen, why are the ghosts dressed the way they are? And along those same lines, why are so many alleged ‘spirit guides’ Native Americans with funny-sounding names? I think that the most likely theory is that ghosts appear to us in a form that our minds will be able to accept.
We know from physics that energy is only transformed or transmitted, but never destroyed. So the energy that inhabits our bodies must go somewhere when we die. Most likely, that energy has no actual form other than a blob of light, if it has a form at all. If it is possible for it to manifest as a form (as most researchers believe) by pulling energy from other sources such as cameras and other electrical instruments, then it may well choose to manifest in whatever way it feels the person it is manifesting for will feel least fearful of. (Unless it wants to scare someone and I think that would be very rare.) Since a naked ghost would be a scary sight indeed, the entity manifests with clothes on and looking as much like it did in life as possible.
As for those Native American spirit guides, there is a widely held belief that Native Americans were more spiritually attuned than other people. Whether this is true or not, it' s a popular belief, especially in New Age circles. So it would make sense for spirits who have passed over who want to be helpful to manifest in a form or identify themselves as a form that will be comfortable for the subject they wish to communicate with and through.
To learn more about Rhetta Akamatsu and her books please visit: http://www.ghosttocoast.us and http://www.rhettakamatsu.com..
Baby displays Verses from Koran
A baby in Dagestan has been drawing international attention from the Arab community due to verses from the Koran that keep appearing on his body. At just a few weeks old, the word ‘Allah” in Arabic appeared on tiny Ali Yakubov’s chin. Since then, entire Koranic verses have appeared on various parts of his body. One will fade away and then another will appear somewhere else.
The baby’s parents did not want it know publicly until a phrase appeared one day that said, “Show these signs to people.” Now pilgrims from all over come to see what is written on the infant.
Apparently, Ali was diagnosed with coronary heart disease and cerebral spastic infantile paralysis at birth, but he recovered when the messages first appeared. According to his mother, little Ali cries, has a temperature and feels uncomfortable each time it happens. Though his parents are not particularly religious, local ‘muftis’ believe the messages are “a warning to all Muslims of Russia and Dagestan” to return to the wisdom of the religion of Allah, repent of sins and stop fighting.
Stigmata is considered to be a genuine psycho-physiological occurrence with hundreds of cases reported throughout history. However, it is believed that most cases seem to have stemmed from over-zealous religious types and that the mind actually produced the stigmata. How this could occur in an infant is a real mystery.
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