Halloween Customs and Their Ghostly Origins

Halloween customs have meaning. We may think of Halloween customs as being simply part of the fun and games of dressing up and celebrating the macabre. However, these ancient customs have sometimes very serious meanings. Yet, many of them have been adopted and incorporated into modern culture. Costumes: Costuming and walking around dressed in costumes

How Do You Apologize to the Dead?

How do you apologize to the dead? I was recently asked by a distraught young woman how she could apologize to the dead. It was someone who is now deceased. She’s letting me tell you her backstory. She didn’t like her freshman college roommate. They were people from two different worlds. While this woman struggled

Psychic Kids, or Just Wild Imaginations? Part I

Psychic kids are real. I was one of them. I was born psychic. This is an almost hereditary trait. However, I was also encouraged to develop my psychic ability whereas most children (unfortunately) are not. In fact, most psychic kids are discouraged from exploring their abilities. Yet, all children are naturally psychic. We know this

Curses Are Real, But They’re Not What You Think

Curses are real. Curses are as old as civilization. However, they’re really not older than civilization, since most of the mechanism of a curse relies on people living together in groups. You may read about agrarian villages where people believe that a witch cursed their cattle or crops, and that the only way to lift

Salem Witch Trials: Persecution of the Psychically Sensitive

The Salem Witch Trials Wasn’t About Witches. That’s right: the Salem Witch Trials wasn’t about saving the good Puritans from the influence of witchcraft. It was about persecuting women in general and people who didn’t fit in. The victims were people who didn’t fit in for some reason, or people who stuck out and didn’t

Clairolfaction: Psychic Smells

Clairolfaction is the ability to smell what is not there. Clairolfaction is one of the psychic senses. For example, you may have had the sensation of walking into a room and smelling something that isn’t there. It likely reminds you of someone who has passed. For example, you may smell cigar or pipe smoke, and

Love at First Sight: Do You Just Know?

Love at first sight is real. Lately, I’m being asked if it’s possible to have met one’s soul mate or to just know when you’ve met the love of your life. While most cynics may tell you otherwise, I believe love at first sight is absolutely possible. For example, I knew my wife was the one when

Mind Body Connection: Which One is in Control?

Mind Over Matter? You may have heard this one. Have you ever psyched yourself out of doing something relatively easy simply because you worked it up in your head that it was difficult or impossible? You may have gotten the jitters and literally dropped the ball. Or, do you know any spry elderly people who