Friday, December 25, 2015

National Geographic's major hat tip to the Virgin Mary

Our Lady. Blessed Mother. Virgin Mary. Queen of Peace. Theotokos. Handmaid of the Lord. Mother Mary. These are just some of the titles used to describe the young woman to whom an angel appeared some 2,000 years ago with the message that she would conceive and bear the Savior of the World. Mary has very few…

Thursday, December 24, 2015

What was that streaking light over California and Las Vegas?

Lola Gayle, STEAMRegister.com On Tuesday night, residents in Nevada and California were left staring up at the night sky in amazement as a mysterious fireball streaked above their heads. https://youtu.be/XNrhKqC5vC0 Was it a meteor, a UFO, the Millennium Falcon, or perhaps Santa making an early run? No! It was something a bit more mundane and practical:…

Monday, December 21, 2015

diary

Medium said that he (he could see) streams of light enter the cerebrum, and come out more dense from the cerebellum.  The Dr. says that the influx of desire to simply impress is so strong, that he finds it difficult to come down to the purely human, (in order) to make ideas intelligible to (the apprehension of) men.  In speaking the other day of the sun angels he stated further that I should become acquainted with them, whose son (or disciple) your are.  After some physical restlessness M. wrote as follows, "Mr dear husband, how nice it would be if I could be with your and R. on this Christmas; although (I am) not in body, I will be with you in spirit.  Watch for my coming for I will certainly come in the depth of night, greeting you both with loving kisses.  Give R. that bag with what it contains, and tell him it is a Christmas present from his Moma, and that he must keep it always in remembrance of her.  Do not forget this, my dear husband, and for yourself, what shall I give?  You know whatr I always give for my present to you.  Goodbye."

Saturday, December 19, 2015

A force awakened: why so many find meaning in Star Wars

Patti McCarthy, University of the Pacific After witnessing the overwhelming popularity of Star Wars, director Francis Ford Coppola told George Lucas he should start his own religion. Lucas laughed him off, but Coppola may have been onto something. Indeed, the Star Wars saga taps into the very storytelling devices that have structured myths and religious tales…

diary

Medium made marks on paper showing a spiral, coming down from high point above, stated to be intensely luminous and around this there appeared the following heading: "Celestial spiritualism in its relation to the New Church -- its knowledge necessary to the advancement in discrete degrees."  It was stated then that but few were called upon to fill such high functions as sons of light.  Medium said that he could not explain this, nor should I anticipate his experience.  Mrs. B. came, shook hands and said goodbye.  A message came (asking us) to sit, although no phenomena occur.  Medium says Mrs. B. does not like a closer business relation with some one whom she would not mention by name, but stated that impressions had been given.  (E. L. G.)

Thursday, December 17, 2015

diary

M. said, "there is a beautiful light over your head," and made a dialgram illustrating.  He wrote then, "From the inexhausible fountain of love and wisdom flow innumberable streams, guiding your footsteps into new fields of thought and action, illumining the way, making all things plain and clear.  Keep the mind pure and teachable, heed the inward voices, obey the soul's monitions.  God speaks.  Use all for the good of humanity's advancement in all avenues.  From your Celestial Guardians."

You diffuse too much mental force in your work: be careful there are danger signals ahead.  We will guide and protect; heed us when you are impressed to overtax your nervous system.  Your business is too mechanical to draw out the spiritual; it should be of more intellectual and spiritual nature.  The high angels have a glorious work for you to perform.  Prepare yourself.  Mrs. B. in second sphere.  Before last there was laying on of hands. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Diary

Medium in quiet semi-trance, and about beginning said, "I am the means, by which all is to be brought about, but you will have the real work to do.  You will write a book to help in developing the rue spiritualism of the New Church, and (will aid) in elevating spiritualism as now found from its low estate.  Put down the headings as they come to you."

After this the Planchette was used to produce freedom of motion which was interfered with now and again, by (my) predominating will.  Medium had the vision of an influx coming from abouve and passing out through the cerebellum in denser form.


Saturday, December 12, 2015

UFO on tape? Sayreville cops' Facebook post goes viral

SAYREVILLE -- In addition to the usual action that Sayreville police officers have in a given day, Thursday night they had activity that was out of this world -- and bragged about it on Facebook. Their Facebook post went viral with more than 500 likes. Apologies to all of you who were kept awake last night…

Seance Diary

An alphabet was put on a sheet of paper to spell words by.  M. appeared to experience disturbance in chest and throat, and over top of the head, while there was great restlessness of the limbs.  "My dear husband, do not be too impatient with me, for I will soon overcome the earth conditions, by constant attention to the laws governing control.  I am so sorry to force you to witness those conditions, that characterized the last scenes of my earth life.  Do not worry; for these are only earthly conditions, that will soon be over with, when we shall enjoy a glorious communion with one another.  O how thankful I am to the medium, who has so generously offered himself to aid me in my elevation out of earth's conditions.  I would so much like to speak with you, but the guardian informs me that M.'s organism is not in that condition of quietude necessary to control his vocal organs.  God bless him, for he is just as anxious to aid me, as I am to enjoy the blessed opportunity of communing with you.  God bless him and you.  Good darling R.  -- a thousand kisses for both.  Goodbye, dear husband, until we meet again.  Dr. C. here on our side is looking into your physical condition and finds it in such a state that he is very anxious about you, and will give you some advice in regard to your health.  You can trust yourself to him for he is one of the highest and he speaks a message from the wise angels who are striving at all times to benefit and enlighten earth's children.  They do their work in the light of God's divine laws.  The bright spirits composing this circle send you greeting., and wish you to understand that they are ever watchful of your interests spiritually.  Bless you again.  From your dear wife.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Diary

"Whatsoever you desire in spiritual gifts, shall be granted unto you.  Choose which you will have.  The world is destined to reap the benefit of your work in a spiritual direction.  Feed my lambs (or teachable elements), keep your mind clear, use your gifts for the good of all.  Look upward for the celestial light, the source, from which all love and wisdom emanates.  Your spiritual guardians."

(Postscript) Sit a short time longer, for Mrs. B. desires it.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Diary

No phenomena except trance writing as follows: "Good morning, my dear husband.  I am so glad that you have given the blessed opportunity of communicating with you.  Much depends upon yourself.  The bright spirits composing the circle are kindly aiding me with all in their power.  This is much, when you consider that they have to forego other duties in order to do this.  All is governed by a desire to aid in consideration for my wishes and your elevation.  They inform me that it may be some time before conditions are ripe for a complete manifestation of my presence to you, but you can be assured that the time is close at hand.  The friends (who are) conducting this circle tell me that all other manifestations will have to give way to me, until M.'s organization is used to the peculiar influence of myself.  I am so anxious to have you (personally conscious of me), that (I cannot sufficiently control my anxiety to attain success, and now) the spirits say, that my earnestness retards development.  Goodbye, my dear husband.  Kiss for R.  Mrs. B.

"Do not be over-anxious for phenomena.  The time is not far distant when everything will be harmonious n our side; for this is essential for success.  Be of good cheer.  Very soon the light from the celestial will make all things clear.  Your friend, I. E. E."

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Diary

Planchette wrote, "My dear husband, have patience; I will soon be with you."  Mrs. B.

t also wrote as follows:  "Friend B., we gladly welcome you to our circle of earnest investigators of spirit.  'Seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you,' saith the great Teacher.  You will find it the path that leads to light, love and wisdom.  Willing hands are ever ready to welcome you."


Friday, December 4, 2015

Diary

Planchette wrote "Kiss Robert for me."  After some time of making marks (on paper), table moved (automatically) and learned against foot of bed.  Table also replied by raps.  Charles A. B. and mother spoke their presence.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Medium had nervous twitchings after sitting down and felt burning pains in chest.  After (making over himself) passes Dr. C. introduced himself and stated that medium's organism had been disordered by the control of a female (influence), and that he could not at present state the cause.  The effect of control would be different after a few occasions.