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Vampire and Paranormal Museum

According to Atlas Obscura, there is a fascinating Vampire and Paranormal Museum in Pennsylvania:

Haunted lighthouseAn extraordinary collection of vampire-themed antiques lurks on the second floor of a store.

Tucked away in the same building as an antiques store in a small Pennsylvania town lies a shockingly large collection of antique vampire-killing sets.

Covering the walls are the standard tools of the vampire hunter: the stake, the crucifix, the holy water bottle. But the stakes are far more than pointy, wooden sticks. Believed to date back centuries, all the weapons have been beautifully decorated with a variety of religious and allegorical carvings. They are spectacular objets d’art from every corner of the world, including several personal collections from actors who played Dracula in films. One wooden “traveling vampire hunter kit,” from around 1870 was owned by actor Carlos Villarias, who portrayed the famous count in a Spanish language Dracula.

 

Edmondo Crimi, the owner of the museum, was an antiques dealer who traveled the world collecting these weird and wonderful objects for the past half century. Whether or not any of these weapons has killed a vampire of course remains unsubstantiated, but the mere existence of these historic pieces of craftsmanship speaks to the enduring power of vampire folklore.  

But it isn’t all vampire-related artifacts. There are also antique Ouija boards, statues of the archangel Michael, and a chair used for exorcisms in 19th-century Germany. If it’s odd, supernatural, and beautiful, they probably have one at this gem of a museum.

Know Before You Go

Admission is $15 and the museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Gene Krackehl's Message About Ascension and Mercury Retrograde

Gene Krackehl is an amazing healer whose recent email also covers the Mercury Retrograde. Here is his message to me and his many followers:
 
 
From a spiritual perspective "Ascension" is simply the raising of one's consciousness. It's something we all came here to experience. This process usually takes place over many lifetimes but on this planet is now happening at an incredibly intensified rate. The path to its completion can cause great pain and suffering as we continue to witness huge upheavals in every area of our existence. 
 
Qualities that we may have taken for granted (like honesty, integrity, truth, freedom, joy, harmony, unity, forgiveness & love) are being threatened in an alarming manner! Is it really necessary to fully appreciate what we have only after we lose it?
 
This process coupled with "Mercury Retrograde" which we're in now - (Oh no, not again!!!) is when Mercury appears to move backwards in relation to our own orbit. It's when all forms or communications & electronics go haywire - further exacerbating our lives.
 
Sometimes structures need to be torn down to make way for something better presenting us with a choice about how we want to live our lives... 
 
Instead of getting upset with what's going on around us (as in a greater sense they are only illusions) choose to focus on finding something to feel joyful about in every moment.
 
Teach others how to love unconditionally simply by loving them. Your life will change immensely and as a result so will everyone else's!
 
Wishing you the most fulfilling evolution of your life!
 

The Oracle of Delphi

IMG_3483As Atlas Obscura tells it -

For ancient Greeks, Delphi was the center of the world: a site sacred to the god Apollo, where all Greeks united to worship. But at its heart was a dark, strange place: the mysterious sanctuary where the priestess of Apollo prophesied.

The priestess, called the Pythia, sat above a chasm in the earth, which belched forth fumes. She breathed deeply – some believe that the fumes possessed hallucinogenic properties - and slipped into semi-consciousness. Her prophecies were opaque, often frantic. This was the Oracle of Delphi: the Greeks’ most famous and most feared window into the will of the gods. It lay in “a cavern hollowed down in the depths” of the hillside, as the historian Strabo reported, underneath the great Temple of Apollo.

Today, the ruins of the Temple sit on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. It was destroyed by the Emperor Theodosius I, in 390 CE, in an attempt to eradicate the old pagan beliefs. Few traces of the Oracle remain, but the site is still an eerie one: mist clings to the hills, and you can almost hear the ghosts of Croesus, Nero, and Alexander.

 


Reading the Future Using Eggs

Atlas Obscura's writes about telling the future using eggs. A fascinating history. Here is an excerpt -

The Long, Extremely Witchy History of Telling the Future With Eggs - From ancient Greece to the Salem Witch Trials.


What is Past Life Regression?

There are some who believe in reincarnation and past lives. I have to admit that I am not totally convinced but also not willing to dismiss the concept. I have been taught that there is a way to discern past lives from one's birth horoscope but unless it can be proven out, I am not sure of its accuracy.

Past Life regression appears to help to address any doubts by putting subjects under a light hypnosis. I have read about cases where, under this therapy, suddenly subjects speak a foreign language that they did not know before. A past life revealed? Maybe.

A useful website that can guide you into this, offers this introduction:

Past Life Regression is a gentle form of hypnotherapy which takes an individual back through time to their previous lives or incarnations by accessing memories and experiences that are normally hidden in their subconscious mind. Life today is so busy and so ‘noisy’ that these memories are usually concealed beneath the noise of everyday thoughts. A PLR session guides you out of the noise and into a deeply quiet and peaceful state where it’s far easier to locate the memories held in your subconscious mind.

Past Life Regression can help you to:

  • Reconnect with past life experiences.
  • Help you understand why you feel a deep connection with certain places.
  • Explore your past life and current Soulmate experiences.
  • Identify physical ailments you have, which may be remnants of past life experiences.
  • Explore unresolved emotions which have carried through into this lifetime, creating fears or beliefs which you have been unable to explain.
  • Acknowledge and embrace the key lessons learned through those lives.

I’ve included a 20 minute Relaxation Hypnotherapy recording for you, so you can gain a sense of what a Past Life Regression session would feel like with me. This recording isn’t Past Life Regression, instead, I guide you through a gentle and peaceful journey to help you still your mind, relax and reconnect with yourself again.

You are most welcome to listen as often as you wish. It’s free, and no email address is required. Feel free to share it with anyone you feel would benefit from some gentle time-out to relax and reconnect with themselves too.


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