Thursday, November 19, 2009

Holiday Gift Ideas for Paranormal Lovers


The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is here, and you probably already have a pretty good idea what to get all the members in your family. However, one of them may have you stumped – she loves anything and everything paranormal. But the paranormal realm is so expansive – where do you begin?

At a loss? Let me help.

While my intention wasn't to promote amazon.com in this blog, I found some of the best prices at that site, and since I was looking for the least expensive options, you'll note that most of the links will take you to amazon – directly to the page where the item appears.

Without further ado, here is a list of some paranormal gifts sure to please the paranormal lover who doesn't already own the items listed.

Angel Boards

Not to be confused with ouija boards, the Guiding Light Angel Board (available at amazon for $32.95) is supposed to invite only good clean spirits. If you decide to go this route, make sure you say prayers prior to using this gift – or have the board blessed, because these boards look very much like ouija boards to me and I wouldn't want any uninvited spirits to accidently find their way into your home.


T-Shirts

Love this show about true hauntings – your paranormal lover may watch Paranormal State (and other ghost hunting shows) too. Paranormal State Unisex T-Shirt (under $25)

Oh, yes – who can resist Sam and Dean from Supernatural – wouldn't your paranormal lover love to look at these faces on days other than just Thursdays (when the show airs): Supernatural Sam & Dean Adult Black Long-Sleeve T-Shirt (under $30)


Ghost Hunting Equipment

What every ghost hunter wants – a Starter Kit Ghosthunting Kit (under $100). And if you want more than just a starter kit, for a list of other ghost hunting devices, read 13 Halloween Must-Haves For Ghost Hunters.


Crystal Ball

Every good wannabe psychic needs a crystal ball, right? The color purple is supposed to invite highly spiritual entities, so I chose this one: Purple Crystal Ball (under $15).

ESP Book

Learning how to harness the power of Extra Sensory Perception is beautifully illustrated in the book, How to Make ESP Work For You, by Harold Sherman. He offers step-by-step instructions for learning to use the gift you were born to learn. (Links to Barnes & Noble – book is priced at $23.62 – but it is also available at amazon at various prices.)

Tarot Cards

Though Tarot cards come in various shapes and sizes, one of the most simple decks to learn (because numerous instruction books abound for this brand) is the following: Rider-Waite Tarot Cards (available for under $15 at Amazon)


Astrology Books

Linda Goodman's Sun Signs (under $15 at Amazon) is a fun read for the novice astrologer. It was my first astrology book, and it entertained me, my family, and my friends for hours. Every time I met somebody new, I read about him or her and determined that the book was at least (according to my perception) 85% accurate.

The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need (available at Amazon for $12). The title is not completely accurate. If your paranormal lover decides to cast charts, this book will only serve as an introduction to the various elements of a chart. However, these days, chart casting programs create charts in seconds (compared to hand casting which can take up to an hour).

Astrology Software Programs

Why spend hours computing math in setting up a chart when software programs can cast the charts for you in a matter of seconds? For a fairly comprehensive list of software programs available for the budding astrologer, go to Find Astrologer. The program I use, TCR (Time Cycles Research), is listed on this site.

Ghost Books

True Ghost Story Books – "Ghosty Girl" Leslie Rule has written numerous true ghost stories. This link brings you to all of her books (between $10 & $15 each at Amazon).

(If you are interested in reading my interview with Leslie Rule, "Ghosty Girl," author of the books listed in the True Ghost Story Books section listed above, click her name.)

Ghost Hunting: True Stories of Unexplained Phenomena from The Atlantic Paranormal Society ($10.20 at Amazon). This book recounts stories of the group's favorite investigations. You can also watch them on one of my favorite television programs, Ghost Hunters.



UFO Books

If your paranormal family member is interested in UFO activity, read UFOs and the Alien Agenda ($26.50 at Amazon).

Another book that captured my attention in the early years, was Communion by Whitley Strieber. It was the first book I read about alien abduction. I found it years after my own alien encounter, which I detail in an article entitled, Aliens In My Life – True UFO Encounters.

DVDs

Because so many paranormal movies exist, I won't list them separately. One of them isn't even out on DVD yet – Paranormal State. But who knows? By Christmas, it may already be on DVD.

Instead of listing various movies you might want to purchase, I went to lists of the top 50 scariest movies of all time. In my search I found boston.com that includes a variety of horror flicks, such as Arachnophobia, Dawn of the Dead, The Exorcist, Halloween, and The Thing, along with some surprising movies that wouldn't have made my list as one of the top 50 horror films. Check them out and see if you agree, then run over to amazon (my favorite inexpensive site), to purchase them.

If you find gifts not listed here that you think your paranormal lover would like to own, I invite you to add your own paranormal gift finds in the comments below.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Prophetic Dreaming


While dreams in and of themselves don't necessarily fall into the category of paranormal activity, prophetic dreams do.

Dreams take us into the deepest recesses of our souls where they expose our innermost thoughts in symbols and messages. If we remember them, we attempt to interpret them and hope to understand what those symbols and messages mean to us personally.

But what exactly is a prophetic dream?

A prophetic dream is a dream that enlightens you with information that will later be useful. If Aunt Hilda dies in your dream then later dies, you have just had a prophetic dream.

Does dreaming of death always indicate an actual death?

No, sometimes death in a dream means change – profound change, not just something as simple as a haircut, but something life altering, something that changes your life as you knew it into something completely different. Think of it this way – the old you has been replaced with a new you – the old you has died.

Prophetic dreams will usually awaken you. Of course, at the time you have them, you don't realize how prophetic they are, but if you write them down and include the date, you will understand the significance of the dream whether it was prophetic or not.

I have experienced numerous prophetic dreams and I write about them in the article, Can Dreams Foretell The Future? I invite you to click on the link.

In another article I wrote, entitled, Interpreting Your Dreams – Dream Interpretation, I give you the tools for learning how to interpret your dreams as well.

Sweet dreams!

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Paranormal Movies Box Office Hits



According to the weekend Box Office Hits for November 6-November 8 (listed on Script Mag website), the following movies are estimated to have brought in the following dollar amounts:

1. A Christmas Carol (2009)$30.1 M
2. Michael Jackson's This Is It$13.2 M
3. The Men Who Stare at Goats$12.7 M
4. The Fourth Kind$12.2 M
5. Paranormal Activity$8.3 M

Does this mean that paranormal activity (not the movie, but the activity itself) is actually becoming more acceptable to the general public, or is the general public just as frightened by paranormal happenings as they have been previously?

We are all intrigued by UFOs, aliens, apparitions, and paranormal activity. Whether we believe in them or not, we are still fascinated by the possibility that other beings are watching us and that unexplainable activity occurs with enough frequency for us to at least consider that we are not the only beings in this vast and never-ending universe.

The fact that you are reading this blog indicates that at the very least, you are curious.

Photos were borrowed from wikipedia.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Your Sixth Sense Can Help You "KNOW" Yourself & Live Your Dreams


Can you trust your dreams to provide answers to life's mysteries? Have you relied upon your own ESP to guide you, or do you believe that ESP or a sixth sense belongs only to psychics?

If you feel that you have no psychic abilities, you may wonder why others (some of them unscrupulous) seemingly have a gift that you were denied.

I'm here to tell you that, in all probability, you were born with the gift of extra sensory perception. BUT you might not be able to access the gift that some people refuse to acknowledge having.

I have more good news: everything you need to know about you is already a part of you – your ESP is just waiting to be excavated, examined, and utilized. Your sixth sense is intrinsic. What that means is that you were born with the ability to KNOW yourself, to know your wants, to know your needs, and to know the answers to every question you've ever asked.

So why look outside yourself for answers that lie within? In other words, why consult psychics to get answers you can unearth yourself – by using tried and true SUCCESSFUL exercises.

How? By connecting with your Higher Consciousness or your Higher Power (God) through meditative exercises that bring you closer to knowing who you really are.

Even more exciting is that you can also access that information through your dreams.

Before we delve into your dreams, though, try this exercise in developing your extra sensory perception – completely relax your body and your mind by putting yourself into a comfortable position. Completely focus – to the exclusion of everything else around you – on one question you want answered.

Better yet, read the master of ESP techniques, Harold Sherman. In his book, How To Make ESP Work For You (as of this date the book is still available through Amazon.com), Harold Sherman explains, step-by-step, his relaxation techniques. If you filter out the noise around you and focus on the exercises, you WILL find the answers you seek.

In my article, ESP Works – Harold Sherman Shows How, I explain how Mr. Sherman's techniques worked (and still work) for me. By practicing his methods of relaxation and by being receptive to images, thoughts, and sounds that enter your mind, you open yourself to the possibility that answers to questions you wanted to know were in your mind all along.

When I wanted to know about whether or not I should divorce my husband, for instance, I sought answers in a dream. For that, I "incubated" a dream, relying upon dream researcher Gayle Delaney (author of Living Your Dreams), for her expertise. By the third night, I had a dream that implied I should divorce my husband. Not wanting to base my decision on just one dream, I asked for more guidance. The following night I dreamed again that I should divorce my husband.

However, after the second dream revealed only a vague reference to divorce, frustration set in. I made this final plea: God, you know me. You know I need things spelled out in black and white. I'm not going to make such a major decision based on only these two dreams. I need YOU to tell me, in no uncertain terms, whether or not I should divorce my husband.

On the night of the third dream, my husband – in the dream – handed me a legal-sized document with these words boldly written in black and white across the top: "DECREE of DIVORCE."

You might think I hired an attorney right away. But I didn't. Eventually I did divorce him, but I always remembered my SPECIFIC question and the answer relayed in black and white. I received my answer in exactly the form I needed, in exactly the form I requested.

So here is one GIANT hint about getting answers to your questions. When you ask for a dream or for a sign, be specific in your intentions. If you use something as common as a butterfly for your sign, make sure you request a certain type of butterfly. One unambiguous question I asked pointed to this explicit answer, outlined in the article, Miracle on the Rock.

My dreams have helped me numerous times. They can help you too, if you can get into them. And you can by following the techniques of these two pioneering authors in ESP and dream research.

If you want more information about how to incubate a dream, click Interpreting Your Dreams –Dream Interpretation. Use whatever form of ESP you can find to access your subconscious and your superconscious. You'll never have to look outside yourself for answers to your most private questions, because they have been within you always.