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The Ghosts of Charleston

CharlestonGhosts_bookcover_notcropped If you find yourself in Charleston, South Carolina, you may want to take the Ghosts of Charleston tour which is based on the book The Ghosts of Charleston by Julian T Buxton III.

The Ghosts of Charleston includes a myriad of ghost stories from the city. These stories of real, existing specters include the plight of the headless confederate soldier on the historic Battery, unexplained happenings on the Cooper River Bridge, among others. These departed Charlestonians continually try in vain to work out unfulfilled dreams in the sphere of the living. This book chronicles their lives and gives them voice and is appropriate for all age groups.

"In all societies and from the earliest times men have feared the return of the dead. The idea of an entity, doomed to walk the earth in the lonely silence of spirit because of some deed or action connected to its mortal life, wakes us to a terrifying degree of accountability for how we, the living, lead our daily lives.

Some people discard spirits as out of the realm of possibility, despite recorded experiences with ghosts throughout the ages. An intellectual position that dogmatically denies the existence of ghosts is as unscientific as it is narrow-minded. A person may feel more at ease in the world by clinging to denial regarding the spirit realm. But that does nothing to negate its existence."

 


Horoscope for Month of November 2011 and Week of October 31, 2011

Ben Stiller picture November not only entices us with a range of colorful Sagittarian planets, it also provides a spark of inspiration as these planets trine Uranus in Aries and Mars in Leo. A whirlwind of fire signs is stoked! Take your personal gust and let it stir the air and carry you aloft to new places. Maybe someplace warm and wild?

(Ben Stiller has Sun in Sagittarius)

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ARIES   (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Aries are anxious to make a move and a generous mark on the world. Find ways to increase the volume and velocity of your ideas. Maybe you will embark on a diplomatic trip around the world or maybe you finds ways to expand your borders cyberly. Whatever path you take, there is a good chance that you become the next big thing. How big is big? Oh my!

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
If you are roaming the prairies for love, you could find it now. Get along on your little doggies and see who you can hogtie and brand. For those Bulls who are already corralled, find ways to stir up the dust with your lover. How about creating an inviting home environment for nesting? That would mean getting rid of that wagon wheel coffee table however....

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
If you have a hankering to get close to a certain special someone, this is the month to do it. Geminis are often flirtatious and fancy free but there is something stirred into your drink that makes you emotionally heady and perhaps a bit needy. Strengthen current relationships and seek new, enticing ones. You can never have too many! Hmmm, or can you....?

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Even your dreary workplace becomes much more fun ... that is if you can find ways of finishing off long standing, boring projects. Dive in and and resolve to free up more of your work time, Cancer. Then just pad around the office looking important and see what is going on in the next office. Make friends in high places so you can get the real lowdown.

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Fun is the name of the game. So don’t sit in your pajamas and play with the remote while the excitement is streaming elsewhere. The party train is leaving the station so get on board! Your presence is required at all major events. Leos are also especially creative now. See how far your artistic talent can take you. Tap into your muse and amuse the masses. 

VIRGO   (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
It is a good time to reach out to family and set the stage for domestic festivities and celebrations. Don’t be a turkey, Virgo. It is time to repair frayed connections and reach a compromise, even if that compromise only lasts through the holidays. And who knows? It could lead to an entirely new understanding, peace and harmony. Well maybe....

LIBRA   (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
If you have something provocative to say, you might as well say it, Libra. That is because you are in top communication form. You express yourself in such a way that even the hardest  news feels light as a feather. Go on a charm offensive and see how some of your best ideas are received. Have you ever thought of going into politics? How crazy do you feel?

SCORPIO   (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
While you are not known for being a spend thrift, Scorpios can get into a crazy spending spree this week. And why not? You happen to have some extra cash lying around and there are so many interesting and desirable trinkets to collect. But it would be wise to temper your excitement and save something for a rainy day. Oh do I feel a drop???

SAGITTARIUS   (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
After months of tiring work, it is exciting to be able to toss off the shackles of your responsibilities and start afresh. Archers get an infusion of energy and optimism. Get ready to launch your new ideas, meet many, many new influential people and get going on an exciting new track. The sky is the limit, comrade. All you need are the wings.

CAPRICORN   (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Mystery surrounds your every move. Capricorns can easily become the power behind the throne, able to get those in charge to do their bidding. Don’t waste time on silly short term and vengeful tasks. Use this valuable time to get things in place for your ascent into the higher rungs. Do so before your uncanny abilities are wrung out.

AQUARIUS   (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
You are the elected social director as friends and associates vie for your attention and approval. This is exactly where you love to be - in the center of the universe and in command of all the group activities. Will you amass the masses for something serious and political or just allow them to relax, let loose and just have fun? Sigh. Oh let’s guess, Aquarius.

PISCES   (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Pisces with ambition can capitalize on their corporate strategies now. Make your best move. It is almost guaranteed to succeed if you can keep your emotions in check. Those who prefer to coast along in familiar waters can enjoy the relatively smooth environment at work that will enable them to do less than they get credit for. Is this different than usual...?

 

 


Lucky Numbers for the Week of October 28, 2011

Lottery ads tell us you only need a dollar and a dream. But it is also helpful to have a list of lucky numbers to help spur the good fortune ... or fortunes.

So with that in mind, here are some lucky numbers that can be used in any helpful way. I gazed into a pool of water, Nostradamus-like, and contemplated the cosmos. Then I mixed the tarot cards and allowed the spirits to guide me to the cards that represent the lucky numbers for this week. Nothing is guaranteed but who knows ....?

I choose eight numbers because 8 is the number of wealth.

Here are the lucky numbers for the week of October28-November 3, 2011:

5, 7, 44, 48, 50, 62, 67, 75

There are many ways to delve into your own consciousness to find luck and intuition. Try reading Dream Power/Improve Your Luck (Super Strength Series) and see if your dreams give you any clues and premonitions. Here's a guide to the best books available this month


Happy Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and we have many many past posts on the subject. For easy reference, here are some of the more popular ones - there are actually pages of posts if you google Halloween within our blog. Past posts range from costumes for people and pets to ghost tours to the history of, to treat and tricks to diets. Enjoy!

  • Cleaning A House of Ghosts - A Great Video

    July 22, 2009 ... Here is a powerful and absorbing video of how a paranormal entity was removed from a house. .
  • Petopia: Dog Halloween Parade in Thompkins Square Park

    Oct 30, 2010 ... An annual event where dogs are the costumed stars. The outfits are adorable and often very creative.
  • Madam Lichtenstein's Cosmic World: Ghost Hunting in Connecticut

    Oct 30, 2008 ... This is in just in time to plan your Halloween: There are many stops in the state of Connecticut that are said to be haunted and many tours ...
    thestarryeye.typepad.com/.../the-lighthouse-inn-new-london-connecticut.html
  • Madam Lichtenstein's Cosmic World: Mythology, Archetypes, Fables

    USA Today says that there are some excellent books available, just in time for Halloween that can give an otherworldly being some good advice. ...
    thestarryeye.typepad.com/newage/mythology-archetypes-fables/
  • Petopia: New Age

    The orange collar is decorated with pumpkins all around which makes it great for fall fashion and Halloween costumes. The feathers and black rhinestones ...
    thestarryeye.typepad.com/pets/new_age/
  • Madam Lichtenstein's Cosmic World: Sanjay Jumani - Numerologist

    Dec 15, 2009 ... I am about to make a big prediction - this time of year (in addition to Halloween) many papers will run articles on soothsayers, astrologers ...
    thestarryeye.typepad.com/newage/2009/.../sanjay-jumani-numerologist.html
  • Madam Lichtenstein's Cosmic World: All Astrological Posts Relating ...

    Oct 3, 2008 ... Related posts include: Handwriting and the Election: What Graphology Says About the Candidates, Halloween Mask Scare: Obama and McCain Masks ...
    thestarryeye.typepad.com/.../all-astrological-posts-relating-to-2008-presidential-election-obama-vs-mccain.html
  • Petopia: Pumpkin Carving: Dog-o-Lanterns

    Oct 29, 2009 ... You always see lots of jack-o-lanterns for Halloween but how about taking the opportunity to show off your favorite dog breed by carving a ...
    thestarryeye.typepad.com/pets/2009/.../pumpkin-carving-dogolanterns.html
  • Losing My Sugar Addiction - Diary of a Loser

    Aug 10, 2009 ... I would say no as I checked through the kid's trick or treat bags at Halloween. When I passed by trays full of cookies at work, ...
    thestarryeye.typepad.com/diet/2009/.../losing-my-sugar-addiction-81009.html
  • Petopia: Books

    Mar 6, 2010 ... This could be a fascinating topic at any time, but it seems especially appropriate reading for Halloween. Curl up with your kitty, ...
    thestarryeye.typepad.com/pets/books/
  • Looking for a Unique Halloween Costume? Consider a Lucha Libre ...

    Halloween has a hallowed history. It is the time of year when the boundaries of the spirits past and the living blended. Souls return to earth, ...
    thestarryeye.typepad.com/.../looking-for-a-unique-halloween-costume-consider-a-lucha-libre-wrestler-mask.html

  • Charges of Sorcery in Iran?

    Witch In anticipation of Halloween, here is a little reported news bite from Iran that might have been overlooked in the news from the "Arab Spring" and happenings from Libya. Accusations about he use of sorcery by one's enemies is as old as the hills and should be laughable. I am not sure if these accusations have had any reaction from the Arab street. Please let me know if you hear of anything regarding this.

     

    Apparantly, close allies of Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, have been accused of using supernatural powers to further his policies amid an increasingly bitter power struggle between him and the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

    Several people said to be close to the president and his chief of staff, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, have been arrested and charged with being "magicians" and invoking djinns (spirits).

    Ayandeh, an Iranian news website, described one of the arrested men, Abbas Ghaffari, as "a man with special skills in metaphysics and connections with the unknown worlds". Maybe he has his own Book Of Spells ?

    Read the full article here