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Museum of the Paranormal

AtlasObscura reports the following: The Archive of the Afterlife in Moundsville, West Virginia bills itself as the “National Museum of the Paranormal.” It’s packed with oddities that are historical, and in some cases, allegedly haunted or cursed.  You’ll find relics from the former West Virginia State Penitentiary, such as what the museum claims is the the lost execution cap to the electric chair “Old Sparky.” There are also battle-damaged artifacts from European battlefields from World War II...
Tags: Travel, West Virginia, Annie, Astrology, Sanford School, Cosmic Stuff, Ghosts and Spirits, Moundsville West Virginia, Sanford Community Building

Psychics and the Pandemic

Excerpted from the New York Times, this article describes how psychics are moving to more online readings and the rising popularity of consulting psychics during this stressful time. What, if Anything, Can Psychics Tell Us About All of This? Demand for their services has illuminated another kind of health crisis. A few weeks before the U.S. presidential election, Zulema Hormaeche, a tarot reader in Los Angeles, chose a card to reflect the state of the nation. It was the one that depicts a ...
Tags: New York, France, New York City, Religion, Los Angeles, New York Times, Astrology, Predictions, Tarot, Bowman, University of Lorraine, Alcock, Cosmic Stuff, Bufka, Zulema Hormaeche, Hormaeche

Ephemeris for 2021

I have just found a great site - Cafe Astrology - that offers an ephemeris. Here is January 2021 which can not only be used to track planetary movements, it also show void of moon times and eclipses. May the stars be with you!  
Tags: Astrology, Cosmic Stuff, Favorite websites

The Jupiter Saturn Conjunction and The Age of Aquarius

Steven Rosenbaum, writing for Mediapost, has an intriguing article regarding tonight's Jupiter Saturn conjunction. He is not an astrologer but his article has great insight. Be sure to get to place where you can see the horizon, close to sunset, and view the spectacle. On Monday Jupiter and Saturn will appear to align in the southwest sky in the northern hemisphere. If you look up into the night sky, you might just be able to see it. Monday is an important day. It's the winter sols...
Tags: Cnn, Broadway, Saturn, Jupiter, Astrology, Trump, Melania Trump, Public Theater, Mediapost, Joseph Papp, Galileo Galilei, Rado, Melania, Steven Rosenbaum, Gerome Ragni, Cosmic Stuff

Christmas Star’ to Shine for First Time in 800 Years Because of Jupiter, Venus and Regulus

But it's 2020, so expect clouds. Astronomers are excited that Jupiter and Saturn will appear closer together on Dec. 21 than they have since the Middle Ages. The alignment is known as the “Christmas Star” because of the star in the Bible that led the three Magi to baby Jesus. Astronomers believe a conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and the star Regulus around 2 B.C. created a bright point of light that could align science and Christian tradition. To see this year’s light show you’d better be quic...
Tags: Nasa, Current Affairs, Saturn, Jupiter, Astrology, Regulus, Jupiter Venus, Cosmic Stuff

Get Yourself a Ghost

Looking to buy a ghost? check out Atlas Obscura's coverage of York, England's Ghostmakers:   Messrs Bloodworth, and McArthur, members of the Sorrowful Guild of Master Ghostmakers, opened this shop on York’s famous Shambles street in 2019, with the intention of selling original York Ghosts. With the city considered one of the most haunted in the world (occasionally nicknamed The City of One Thousand Ghosts), it would make sense that many souvenirs contain phantasmagorical features...
Tags: Travel, Astrology, York, Atlas Obscura, McArthur, York England, Cosmic Stuff, Ghosts and Spirits, Bloodworth, Messrs Bloodworth, Sorrowful Guild of Master Ghostmakers, York Ghost Merchants

Spirit Homes in Thailand

 Hannah Beech writes for the New York Times about Thailand's spirit homes: In Every Corner of Bangkok, Spirits Need a Home and Maybe a Strawberry Fanta BANGKOK — These spirits were not wearing face masks. They appeared well fed, untroubled by the hunger pangs that have afflicted some Thais during the lean times of a pandemic. But despite the spirits being so coddled — or perhaps because of it — the spiritual adviser accompanying them looked nervous. These spirits, or at least the pair of fig...
Tags: Travel, China, Thailand, Mythology, Current Affairs, New York Times, Cambodia, Food And Drink, Bangkok, Astrology, Superstitions, Buddhist, Pepsi, Thailand Myanmar, Spells and Charms, Archetypes

Quarantining With a Ghost? It’s Scary

This New York Times article shows how ghosts are suddenly noticed in homes when the flesh and blood occupants spend more time there. For those who believe they’re locked down with spectral roommates, the pandemic has been less isolating than they bargained for. It started with the front door. Adrian Gomez lives with his partner in Los Angeles, where their first few days of sheltering in place for the coronavirus pandemic proved uneventful. They worked remotely, baked, took a two-mile walk...
Tags: New York, Massachusetts, Los Angeles, United States, Current Affairs, New York Times, Queens, Manhattan, Nashville, Yougov, Times, Pew Research Center, Astrology, Matthew, Gray, Charlotte

Reducing Stress through Meditation During the Pandemic

This is certainly a stressful time. Whether you live in a hot spot like New York City (where I am) or in a place that has (hopefully) not experienced an out break yet, we can't help but feel much more stressful. It is not only health, social and familial stress but also economic, professional and job-related stress. The full solutions to these hardships are yet to be found. But hopefully we can find ways of channeling our stress into productive actions. Here is a list of some of the free str...
Tags: New York City, Meditation, Current Affairs, Yoga, Oprah, Astrology, Healthy Stuff, Cosmic Stuff, Mellowness, Deepak Chopra Yoga Meditation

How Victorian Mediums Gave Shy Ghosts a Megaphone

Sabrina Imbler writes for Atlas Obscura about ghost megaphones. Though it sounds hard to believe, there were folks who believed this worked! One of the biggest issues with speaking to the dead in the Victorian era—beyond the whole “being dead” thing—was that ghosts could never seem to speak loud enough. Spirits only spoke in whispers, unintelligible spectral babblings that the living human ear could barely hear, let alone decipher. A medium’s solution to this ghostly conundrum? The spirit tru...
Tags: Astrology, Gripes, Atlas Obscura, Koons, Nahum, Cosmic Stuff, Ghosts and Spirits, Sabrina Imbler, Collectors Weekly Spirits, Jonathan Koons, Athens County Ohio, Brandon Hodge, William Jackson Crawford, Everett Atwood Eckel

Interested in Past Life Regression?

Tags: Astrology, Cosmic Stuff

Feng Shui Your Workspace

Arguably there is no more stressful place than at work. Where else do you have to navigate bureaucracies laden with assorted career death traps. But relief and general mellowness can be achieved with a few simple Feng Shui techniques. Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of placing furniture and objects in a way that increases harmony and reduces stress. One particular book that helps us achieve calmness in any room is The Feng Shui Workbook: A Room-By-Room Guide to Effective Feng Shui in Your H...
Tags: Astrology, Feng Shui, Cosmic Stuff, Mellowness

Healing Circle in Ridgefield, CT on January 9, 2019

Healing circles can be very calming. I know Gene and he is a healing master. If you are in Connecticut and want to attend, here is the information:
Tags: Meditation, Connecticut, Astrology, Gene, Ridgefield CT, Healthy Stuff, Cosmic Stuff, Mellowness

Past Life Regression on November 30, 2018

If you are going to be in Westchester, New York this week, check out Gene's Past Lives Regression event.
Tags: Astrology, Westchester New York, Cosmic Stuff, Mellowness, Ghosts and Spirits

Carl Jung - Psychoanalyst and Astrologer

Carl Jung was a famous psychoanalyst who studied with Freud but who eventually created an entirely new form of psychotherapy. The interesting thing about him (to me anyway) is that as he developed his theories of human behavior he became more and more involved in new age disciplines such as astrology. What he found was that one's astrological chart was rich in information that could help a psychoanalyst delve deep into ones psyche and find the deeply hidden issues and problems. Even today th...
Tags: Astrology, Freud, Carl Jung, Cosmic Stuff, Carl Jung Psychoanalyst

5 Crystals Every Traveler Should Have In Their Pocket

 Protection against lost luggage? Good luck making it through airport security with your sanity intact? There's a crystal for that. Departures magazine takes a look athow crystals can help smooth our most difficult travel experiences: We all have our tiny travel rituals. Be it rolling our clothing vs. folding when packing, always putting our passport in a certain pocket of our backpack, or indulging in a Cinnabon each time we’re at the airport (we all do that, right?)...
Tags: Travel, Muse, Cinnabon, Astrology, Askinosie, Jandro, Moonstone, Shunga, Cosmic Stuff, Mellowness, Heather Askinosie, Timmi Jandro, Karelia Russia, Southern California Askinosie

Fortune Telling Tea Cups

I studied Tea Leaf Reading and it is no easy feat. For those who have often wanted to try their hand at tea leaf divination but couldn't remember all of the configurations, there are "trainer" cups with patterns designed to help you along. Anne Ewbank, writing for Atlas Obscura, gives us the low down --   Tasseography, or tea-leaf reading, has been practiced for centuries. Keen-eyed fortune tellers, it’s said, can derive a wealth of meaning from different shapes formed by tea leaves at t...
Tags: England, Food And Drink, Astrology, Predictions, Atlas Obscura, Cosmic Stuff, Anne Ewbank, Fortune Telling Tea Cups

Forms of Prediction

Martin van Creveld is Professor Emeritus of History at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and one of the world’s most renowned experts on military history and strategy. He has compiled a list of some of generally known the forms of divination. Here is his list. How many do you know? 1. Shamanism. Shamanism is widespread all over the world, particularly among societies made up of hunter-gatherers and horticulturalists. Tribes without rulers, as I have called them in another book. Imported into mode...
Tags: Greece, Religion, Rome, Mythology, Dreams, Astrology, Third World, Predictions, Jonah, Samuel, Babylon, Delphi, Joseph, Virgil, Cicero, Saul

A New Age Interpretation of Christmas

Here is my annual Christmas musing about the three wise men of the Christmas recounting. Wise men in those days were the astrologers. So it was the configuration of the planets and the astrologers who interpreted them that set things in motion and spread the events to the world. The original interpretation was that there would be a momentous moment that would change the world as evidenced by the positioning of the stars. The Magi - the three wise men (astrologers?) followed a star to the city...
Tags: Mythology, Christianity, Judiasm, Astrology, Bethlehem, Aromatherapy, Magi, Archetypes, Fables, Cosmic Stuff, Christianity and Myrrh

Japanese Bathroom Ghosts

According to Atlas Obscura, there are a lot of ghosts lurking in Japanese bathrooms! Of course, as any horror film fan can attest, the bathroom can be a scary place. From Janet Leigh’s infamous shower scene in Psycho to the blood-spewing drain pipes of Stephen King’s It, there’s no shortage of genuinely startling imagery connected to lavatories. But when it comes to conjuring up the most terrifying possible interruptions to our most private moments, no one beats Japan. In Japanese folklore,...
Tags: Japan, Stephen King, Mythology, Astrology, Janet Leigh, Superstitions, Atlas Obscura, Archetypes, Fables, Hanako, Cosmic Stuff, Ghosts and Spirits, Michael Dylan Foster, Kashima Reiko Hanako, Kashima Reiko, Akai Kami Aoi Kami Red Paper Blue Paper

Can Putting a Curse on Someone Hurt Them?

One woman thinks so. And to a certain extent so do I. Sally Quinn just released her new book Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir and the topic is fascinating. Here is a report from Fox News. They report. You decide. DC socialite worries the hexes she put on people might have killed them A longtime Washington socialite is raising eyebrows with her new book on spirituality as she claims the hexes she put on three people in the past may have led to their deaths. Sally Quinn – a journalist who was...
Tags: Books, Washington Post, Washington, Cbs, Fox News, Quinn, Dc, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Astrology, Trump, Ben Bradlee, Bradlee, Spells and Charms, Sally Quinn, Cosmic Stuff

The Power of Candles in Brooklyn

The New York Post reports on a fascinating business that grows in Brooklyn: Like any budding businesswomen, small-batch candle makers Hayley Elisabeth Kaufman and Whitney Huhmann have settled into a work routine. Kaufman will pick a tarot card before they melt wax, while Huhmann performs reiki over a pile of clear quartz crystals. Trap music blasts through their Greenpoint studio as they meditate and focus on what energy the candle they are about to pour will bring. This happens on the night of ...
Tags: New York Post, New York, Amy Schumer, Meditation, Brooklyn, Astrology, Kaufman, Greenpoint, Clinton Hill, Spells and Charms, Shopping List, Tamara Beckwith, Starworks Group, Love & Sex, Cosmic Stuff, Mellowness

The Occult in Politics

No matter what side of the political spectrum you sit, it is fascinating to read about Steve Bannon's fascination with the occult as this article points out. But it is not unusual - there are many television specials linking right wing politics with occult activities. But most have occurred in ancient or pre-21st Century times. According to Occult America: White House Seances, Ouija Circles, Masons, and the Secret Mystic History of Our Nation writer Mitch Horowitz: There is a long-standing...
Tags: Congress, White House, America, Mythology, United States, Current Affairs, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Cia, Fdr, Astrology, Predictions, Clinton, Napoleon Hill, Bush, Emory University

Talking to the Departed with the Wind Telephone

Now here is something I think we can all use. In Ōtsuchi-chō, Japan a disconnected rotary phone is available for "calling" lost loved ones. This "Wind Telephone" offered a unique way of dealing with grief in disaster-stricken Japan. This is a form of channeling that can be done with anyone anywhere. As reported in Atlas Obscura: When Itaru Sasaki lost his cousin in 2010, he decided to build a glass-paneled phone booth in his hilltop garden with a disconnected rotary phone inside for communicatin...
Tags: Japan, Religion, Astrology, Atlas Obscura, Sasaki, Cosmic Stuff, Ghosts and Spirits, Itaru Sasaki, Otsuchi

Life Review Experiences

There is some agreement that life can flash before your eyes close to death. According to Fox News... The idea that our lives flash before our eyes in the moments before we die may sound close to mystical, but neurologists at Hadassah University in Jerusalem say the phenomenon—or at least some version of it—appears to be quite common. They found, however, that "life review experiences," or LREs, don't play out as Hollywood movies might suggest: The images that bombard the brain aren't ch...
Tags: Books, New York, Hollywood, Science, Jerusalem, Fox News, Astrology, Cosmic Stuff, Hadassah University

The Witchcraft Museum of Iceland

According to Atlas Obscura, there is a very interesting yet weird museum of witchcraft in Iceland. Tucked away in a small, unassuming building in the town of Hólmavík, in Iceland’s Westfjords, is a museum that holds some truly gruesome displays of 17th century sorcery. There are pants made of human skin, which are said to give the wearer unlimited wealth; you can see magical sigils called staves, thought to offer powers ranging from the ability to see ghosts to making someone fall in love; and s...
Tags: Travel, Mythology, Salem, Iceland, Astrology, Superstitions, Atlas Obscura, Spells and Charms, Siggi, Archetypes, Fables, Cosmic Stuff, Ghosts and Spirits, Hólmavík, Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft, Atlason

Hollywood's Crystal Obsession

The Hollywood Reporter reports on Hollywood's obsession with crystal power. Who am I to argue? I use The Crystal Bible.   Here is the full account:   Adele grips one during concerts, while Perry carries rose quartz for love as A-listers and industry moguls increasingly rely on the popular but medically unproven gems for relieving stress and increasing positive home energy. Take a pill for what ails you, or clutch a crystal? A-listers are deploying gems for everything from increasi...
Tags: Hollywood, Adele, Nasa, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Astrology, Santa Monica, Superstitions, Perry, Sandoval, Rosewood, That's Entertainment, Cosmic Stuff, Mellowness, Hollywood s Crystal Obsession, Kate Hudson Victoria Beckham