Monday, October 31, 2011

My new Trickster's Realm column is at Tim Binnall's Binnall of America: Spirit Sounds

Halloween Celebrates Sex and Death

Whenever I read a headline on the Jeff Rense site that is espicially lurid or over the top, my first thought is: "I bet that's a link to Henry Makow's site!" I like to play that game; see how often I'm right about that. Sure enough, came across this: Halloween Celebrates Sex and Death, and it's the latest from Henry Makow. Actually, the aricle isn't by Makow but Richard Evans guest blogging for Makow. Still, stamped for approval by old Henry.

I love this: "Halloween is Christmas for Satanists." Oh, that's good! But if you don't like that one, there's this: "'Halloween is the Gay Christmas."

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tina Sena: Pterosaurs at Roswell. I thought I'd never see the day... | YUFOLOGY

Women of Esoterica contributor Tina Sena's thoughts on Roswell, and its surprises: Pterosaurs at Roswell. I thought I'd never see the day... | YUFOLOGY
But just when you think there is nothing left to the Roswell mythos, someone comes up with something else.

Find out what that is at her blog YUFOLOGY.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Image of the Day

I had the idea of posting a Halloween image a day but life keeps getting in the way. Here's one I found though; I know I know this actress but can't think of her name. Anyone recognize her? Anyway, Happy Halloween!

ATS Thread: "Exposing the evils of Wicca Witchcraft!,"

I look at this as entertainment, even while admitting I have little tolerance for ignorant fools. That's just me. Trolls, or ignorant religious fanatics, either way, bemusing given the Halloween season. Oy. Exposing the evils of Wicca Witchcraft!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Piano Synchronicities

Cat Spirits, Mother's Piano, Tarot Cards...june 2011. I found this in draft mode, intending to post it on one of my blogs. Since this is the ghostly season, I'm posting it here.

I posted the other day about possible spirit activity around here due to fixing up the house. Today I saw my cat Roswell walk into the bedroom. I then walked in the other direction, into the kitchen, and, there was Roswell! I saw a ghost cat! Cool!

Not so fast. Our other cat, Matisse, who I was convinced was outside, was the one who had walked into the bedroom He's gray (a Russian Blue) and Roswell is a tuxedo cat. When Matisse walked by, he looked jet black, not gray. He actually blends into the shadows very well, more so than Roswell, who's mainly black. Oh well.

On the other hand, I've been having interesting things happen around my psychic intuitiveness; getting back into doing readings with some positive and surprising things happening because of that. Doing so has opened up all kinds of things on many levels. This afternoon an abrupt tiredness came over me, I could barely stand up, I was so inexplicably fatigued. I go into the bedroom to take a nap. Afternoon naps are always strange; I have the weirdest, and most psychic kind, of dreams, and it is very hard for me to wake up from them. I have to force myself to move, to get up, and it takes me a long time to shake myself out of it. So my dream involved a lot of what I'd call French-movie-surrealism but one thing:

I dreamt I was in charge of facilitating a chamber orchestra. I myself wasn't a musician, but I was responsible for everything surrounding their playing; setting up their appearances, making sure everything was set up just so, etc. I go inside to the small privately owned, very rich estate where the orchestra has been hired to play. No one around, including the musicians, it's too early. I sit down at the piano, which I don't know how to play. Wish i could though. I remove a silk cover that is protecting the keyboards. I know I don't remove it quite properly; it's still showing, but it works. I think to myself, well, this is stupid, I don't know how to play, but her It goes, and I start to bang away. I think: "I'll fake it, just go for it," and before I know it, I'm playing Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. Not very well, but anyone hearing it would recognize it.

Lots more that I don't remember very well,  including children and ghosts and not wanting to offend the snooty rich folk but I end up doing so anyway and when I/we do, it feels pretty good.

I wake up and turn on the radio right away, which is my habit. It's set to the classical station. And playing on the classical station, is Moonlight Sonata.

Regan's mother, Seaside Oregon, circa 1929?

Further synchronicity and messages; I usually talk with my mother every Sunday, but I haven't spoken with her for two weeks. The lack of communication had been on my mind. My mother was a concert pianist, playing when she was three years old and having recitals when she was not much older than that.  When we were growing up, she played at the Steinway in our living room, and one of the pieces she always played was Moonlight Sonata. She would get kind of sick of it, for we'd always ask her to play that for us.

And yet one more: I had just finished proofing this, then sat back as my husband read me the latest installment in his novel series, described as "paranormal science fiction romance conspiracy." Indeed. Anyway, he's reading me a part about the main character and his mother; the mother asks her son to play Moonlight Sonata for her on the piano. ! I hadn't read or told my husband any of this beforehand.
Piano Ghost by Regan Lee, abstract expressionism, acrylic on canvas, 2000?
Piano and childhood; must have more an impact on my subconscious than I realize. I painted this abstract expressionist style painting about ten years ago, and titled it "Piano Ghost."

To close things here, last night, I had a dream about my childhood home, moving furniture -- particularly the piano, which sat in our living room (we weren't wealthy by any means, my mom worked "outside the home" but dammit, we had a piano!) -- while my mom remained outside, shouting to us her input. It was a happy dream, but I woke up a little distressed, wondering if this had something to do with my mother's health.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

From Ghost Hunting Theories: Might You Be a Psychic?

Nice post from Autumn Forest on Ghost Hunting Theories: Ghost Hunting Theories: Might You Be a Psychic? in which she outlines categories of potential psychic abilities. I fit into what she calls "soul seer" as well as "tomorrow tumblers" (I love that) and some of "creature comforters." Really interesting, visit her blog (which is great) for more.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pin-Up Witch

Ghost TV, Ghostly Experiences

My new Trickster's Realm column for Binnall of America is now available. This week's column shares my thoughts on "ghost tv" and some ghostly experiences of my own. Ghost TV

Sunday, October 16, 2011

School principal bans Fall holidays because they are 'insensitive' | Mail Online

School principal bans Fall holidays because they are 'insensitive'

Thanksgiving, Columbus Day, Halloween banned in a Massachusetts elementary school:
She had already told staff not to let the kids dress up for Halloween, according to the Boston Herald.

Superintendent Tony Pierantozzi told The Herald that Halloween is 'problematic' because of connections to witchcraft.
No mention of Christmas, but, being contrary here, I have to ask: what about Christmas being "problematic" because of its "connections" to Christianity/Catholics/the Vatican?

Lesley's Gray Matters: "Cursed or Just Plain Weird?

Lesley's Gray Matters column for Binnall of America:Cursed or Just Plain Weird? Seems a Halloween type story right for this witchy season, only her experience is true!

I go into the grocery and she is following me. I turn and look at her again and she looks in the other direction. I stop to pick up a cart and she is once again very near, like within a foot and mumbling in Spanish again. So I swing the cart around and leave quickly. My first stop is the produce section. I have pretty much totally forgotten about her and am concentrating on what I stopped there for. I stop to pick out some sort of veggie or fruit and there she is again! She is once again right at my ear, just inches away and mumbling in Spanish! Same thing as before - I turn around to ask her what the fuck she wants and she quickly turns and speeds away. By that point I am kind of freaked out by her and I grab my cart and race through the store to finish my shopping.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Happy Halloween! Two Witches on Mushrooms

Lovely image! Two witches deep in I'm sure delightful and magickal conversation under in the moonlight. And on top of mushrooms . . . fairy witches?

Do you fancy a jelly baby made from human DNA? - Telegraph

I'd like to think this is a Halloween joke. Either that, or we're doomed.
Do you fancy a jelly baby made from human DNA? - Telegraph: Reports last week that researchers could be just six months away from producing the world’s first artificial meat, using thousands of stem cells bred in a laboratory, sent a wave of fascination around the world. Yet there is an even more ghoulish prospect ahead: the idea of eating artificial food made from humans.

This may sound like science fiction, yet a new technique for making gelatin from human DNA is attracting “increasing interest from research and industrial circles”, according to a new study by scientists from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology. The paper, published recently in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, revealed that successful experiments had been carried out in which human genes were inserted into a strain of yeast to “grow” large amounts of recombinant (genetically engineered) human gelatin.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My coverage of Occupy Wall Street on The Gralien Report

My first stint as a "field correspondent" for The Gralien Report. Since I'd been visiting the Occupy Wall Street location since its inception and since Micah Hanks the host is one of my favorite people on the planet, I said yes.

This is a great show, the Occupy Wall Street coverage begins in hour one, a really interesting story on law enforcement using algorithms to predict "pre-crime" (Just like in Minority Report! Yikes!) is in hour two, and the subject of demons and demonology comes up in hour three. What more do you want?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween Season!

The Halloween season is here. October 10th, and I've realized I haven't posted any Halloween images. I had the idea to post images related to the theme of my various blogs (pumpkins at The Orange Orb, devils at UFO Mary, etc.) and I'll try to post one a day, but we'll see how that goes, with real life and the day job. Happy Halloweening!

Iran actress sentenced to one year in jail: report - Yahoo! News

Actress Marzieh Vafamehr has been sentenced to a year in jail and 90 lashes for her role in a film about the limits imposed on artists in the Islamic republic, an Iranian opposition website reported Sunday.
Iran actress sentenced to one year in jail and 90 lashes

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Karyn Dolan at Spirit Digest

Women of Esoterica contributor Karyn Dolan is now writing for Spirit Digest, an on-line paranormal magazine. Among their offerings is a Bigfoot-UFO article, one of my favorite paranormal topics to explore.

Remote Viewing Updates - Shows - Coast to Coast AM

Major Ed Dames on Coast to Coast tonight:
Remote Viewing Updates - Shows - Coast to Coast AM

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

From Kithra: "Slowing Down and Cutting Back"

A poignant piece from Women of Esoterica contributor Kithra at her blog Kithra's Krystal Kave, about health and decisions. Please keep her in your thoughts of healing and love. . .

The years have not been kind, and this week I reach my middle 60s which, on some days for me, often feels more like my middle 80s! Yes, I know we now have the expression that these days the 60s are the new 40s, but it doesn’t feel that way for me. My health has been in steady decline for the last decade or so, and with it my eyes are deteriorating more than is normal. In fact I have a problem with my left eye that makes it almost impossible to see clearly out of it now, and that will only get worse as there is no cure. I’m not going to bore you with all my medical symptoms, or the list of medication my doctor has prescribed. And yes, again, I know that many of you don’t take medication but prefer to rely on herbal and alternative remedies. Well, I’ve tried some of those in the past, and they don’t give me the relief that my prescription does, so I’m sticking with that.

Penguin Moons and Baby Elephants

On my blogs The Orange Orb and Animal Forteana, new posts about the appearance of animals in my dreams of late.