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Samhain

  
By:  Veronica  •  Wiccan  •  6 months ago  •  50 comments

Samhain
The Veil is Thinning

The veil between here & the other realms is starting to thin and will be at it's thinnest on Samhain.  It is a time for visiting with family, friends and pets that have moved across the veil.  So gather the pictures of your loved ones, light a candle or two, light some incense, and speak to those you love that have gone across....who knows, maybe they will speak back....256

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Veronica
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1  author  Veronica    6 months ago

Here's to the last feasts on the Wheel of the Year.

 
 
 
Krishna
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1.1  Krishna  replied to  Veronica @1    6 months ago

Hi Veronica. Hope all is well with you. I just wanted to clear up some confusion I may have caused.

I had been taking a long break from Newstalkers. I recently tried to return, but when the system let me in-- it was as "Michael C.". That was an old name I used here long ago. But it wouldn't let me in as "Krishna"!!!

So I used it with the old screen name Michael C. for a few days. But finally I contacted Perrie and she helped me fix the problem so that I can now show up not as Michael C. but rather as Krishna.

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.1.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Krishna @1.1    6 months ago

Nice to have you back, dear friend.

 
 
 
Krishna
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1.1.2  Krishna  replied to  Veronica @1.1.1    6 months ago
Nice to have you back, dear friend.

Nice to be back!

 
 
 
SteevieGee
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1.2  SteevieGee  replied to  Veronica @1    6 months ago

Hi Veronica.  What is hysop and dragon's blood?  Oh... and Mrs. Gee wants to know if she can add some pumpkin spice.

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.2.1  author  Veronica  replied to  SteevieGee @1.2    6 months ago

Hyssop is a plant in the mint family.  Has a sweet scent a slightly bitter taste.  It is used in purification rituals in my realm.

Dragon's blood is the resin from a several different plant species (like the draco tree).  It is used in my realm for healing, protection and banishment rituals.  

Pumpkin spice goes with everything in the fall.

 
 
 
Hallux
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2  Hallux    6 months ago

Snap-apple night is nigh!

 
 
 
evilone
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3  evilone    6 months ago

Some of the earliest recordings of Samhain talked about great feasts when the burial mounds were open. Nothing says 'winter is coming' like the Gaelic festival of Samhain. Actually the Wooing of Emer (part of the Ulster Cycle) in 800 AD says 'when summer goes to rest'. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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4  Trout Giggles    6 months ago

We're having our Chili fest that same day. It's good day to share chili with co-workers.

I would like Stubby to talk to me from beyond the veil. I want to know why he walked off and didn't allow me to comfort him in his final hours

 
 
 
Michael C.
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4.1  Michael C.  replied to  Trout Giggles @4    6 months ago
I would like Stubby to talk to me from beyond the veil.

BTW that is possible. Many folks do it with relatives who have walked on. So there's no reason why you can't communicate with deceased pets.

By any chance do you know what a Medium is? "Mediumship"?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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4.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Michael C. @4.1    6 months ago

Yes, I know what a medium is. Trouble is I don't really believe in that sort of thing

 
 
 
Michael C.
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4.1.2  Michael C.  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1.1    6 months ago
Yes, I know what a medium is. Trouble is I don't really believe in that sort of thing

Actually if you have a good medium it can work whether you believe in it or not. 

But whether you want to or not is another thing-- if you don't want to then don't do it!

 
 
 
Michael C.
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4.1.3  Michael C.  replied to  Michael C. @4.1.2    6 months ago

I wasn't sure about it either-- actually never felt the urge to try a session. Even though I've been to lots of psychics, Tarot readers, Astrologers over the years-- as a client.

And I've studied Astrology for over 30 years and am pretty good at it (I've used it in combination with other things to make a lot of money in the Stock Market. I had been doing it professionally but am putting that off for a while.

 
 
 
Michael C.
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4.1.4  Michael C.  replied to  Michael C. @4.1.3    6 months ago

BTW I am also an excellent Tarot reader. 

And a few years ago I took an incredible course 1 year course  in developing psychic abilities. Once a month we learned another topic-- towards the end we learned Mediumship. Even though I'm a pretty good psychic, I still had doubted I could do Mediumship (It requires a bit more skill than regular Psychic work)

But after we learned some of the techniques I tried a reading-- and got someone in the class's deceased Mother to join us.

I was amazed I did it! (And so was she-- she verified it was her mother).

 
 
 
Krishna
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4.1.5  Krishna  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1.1    6 months ago
Trouble is I don't really believe in that sort of thing

Neither do I!

In fact I took a year long program in developing one's Psychic ability. We met one weekend a month for a year-- covering a different topic each time. And that includes Mediumship. The teacher was a professional Forensic Psychic-- she's worked with several police departments around the country helping to solve cold cases.

I have now developed my Psychic abilities to some degree. On occasion I've used it successfully to buy stocks.

 I've done regular successful Psychic readings for other people, & Tarot readings, since the course and many people say I should do it professionally.

I also got certification as a Professional Psychic from the prestigious Edgar Cayce Inst in Virginia.

But while I experienced being able to do it, on some level I still don't believe I can do it!

 
 
 
Michael C.
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5  Michael C.    6 months ago

So gather the pictures of your loved ones, light a candle or two, light some incense, and speak to those you love that have gone across....who knows, maybe they will speak back....

For people who aren't trained mediums, that might work. For that approach IMO its important to "set your intention".

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6  Buzz of the Orient    6 months ago

Make an appointment with Oda Mae Brown.

 
 
 
Michael C.
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6.1  Michael C.  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6    6 months ago

Who is she?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Michael C. @6.1    6 months ago

As anyone who has watched the movie "Ghost" knows, it's Whoopie Goldberg acting the role of a medium.

 
 
 
Krishna
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6.1.2  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1.1    6 months ago

I actually never watched that movie!

 
 
 
Krishna
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6.1.3  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @6.1.2    6 months ago

However of the movies I've seen over the years (other than Casablance which as everyone knows is the greatest movie ever made)-- amongst my favourites are Bell Book and Candle and of course anything Harry Potter. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.1.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @6.1.2    6 months ago
"I actually never watched that movie"  

You should. I think you would enjoy the element of use of a medium that it presents. It's interesting that both Ghost and Casablanca have elements of prediction (prescience? precognition?) in them - the early much too soon actual death of Patrick Swayze who played the murdered young man Sam in Ghost and Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid in Casablanca) saying to Rick Blain (Humphry Bogart) "Welcome back to the fight. This time I know our side will win"  because as we all know, in fact, it did.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.1.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @6.1.3    6 months ago

I'm 100% in agreement with you about Casablanca.  I think many know I watch a lot of movies, and Casablanca is my all-time favourite movie.  I like it not just because it's a great movie.  It's much more than just a movie.  Its authenticity overflows by using so many actual WW2 refugees in the cast.  You must read this article:

The real-life refugees of 'Casablanca' make it so much more than a love story

LINK ->

In particular, one of the reasons related is that the tears that flowed down Yvonne's cheeks during the singing of La Marseillaise were the real thing.  They didn't need an eyedropper to put them there. 

 
 
 
Krishna
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6.1.6  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1.5    6 months ago

Thanks— excellent article! 
Actually I was always deeply moved as well every time I viewed the scene where they played the Marseillaise. (I am quite a Francophile. When I was in college I took most of my Junior year off, hitch-hiked around Europe., I also spent a month in Paris attending the Sorbonne— back then I was fluent in French. ) I loved Paris and French culture.

I also spent some time in Marocco BTW.

 
 
 
Krishna
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6.1.7  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1.4    6 months ago

A minor point: there are several types of psychic phenomena. The term “pre-cognition” is when someone gets a psychic “hit” that is predictive of the future. 

“Prediction” is not usually psychic. It uses a different dimension of consciousness— an “educated guess” based on available knowledge, analysis, etc, 

l’m not sure exactly what prescient means but IIRC it’s usually an event that forshadows a following event. Often labeled a “coincidence” — the first event is labeled “prescient”.

 
 
 
Krishna
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6.1.8  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @6.1.7    6 months ago

Here’s an example of “precognition”: The phone rings. Suddenly for no reason at all you suddenly have a thought of some uncle you haven’t seen, talked to, or even though of in years….

You answer the phone…. and it’s Fred! 

That’s a psychic experience (the technical term for that is “precognition”)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.1.9  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @6.1.6    6 months ago

Although I was never in France, I did visit Morocco.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.1.10  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @6.1.8    6 months ago

So is Fred that uncle?

Recently I had a really strong premonition that I was going to win a 68 million dollar lottery in Canada, an unusually high figure for a Canadian lottery, so I asked my daughter who is in Toronto to buy me a couple of tickets on it.  She did so, and emailed me images of the tickets.  It was the strongest premonition I have ever had as far as I could remember.  I already worked out how I was going to split the proceeds, and waited for the draw.

I didn't win anything. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.1.11  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1.10    6 months ago

I hope Veronica doesn't mind our carrying on this dialogue on her article.  It must be helping to keep her article on the Front (Home) Page.

 
 
 
Veronica
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6.1.12  author  Veronica  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1.11    6 months ago

I enjoyed the discussion.  I have no issues with most sidebars.

 
 
 
Krishna
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6.1.13  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1.9    6 months ago

Buzz: How was your experience of Marocco?

 
 
 
Krishna
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6.1.14  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1.10    6 months ago

Of course the fact that there was one occurrence of a premonition that did not actually manifest is not proof that what I described never happens.

But your experience raises an interesting question: how can you tell if it’s actually valid psychic input— or just some thought you have? (If you suddenly have thoughts of your winning the lottery— how can you tell if you should take action on it?). 

This is an important question and arose early on in that psychic course I had mentioned.

 
 
 
Krishna
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6.1.15  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1.11    6 months ago

I’ve been on social media a long time. And I have tried to be aware of how certain comments would affect the seeder. Of course sometimes I’ve been wrong. 🤪

People differ but my experience has been that more experienced seeders will see the value of even off-topic comments if they serve the purpose of keeping the discussion on the front page.

And if I’m wrong (& my comment is not a personal attack) if they don’t want “off topic” comments they will tell me!

For some reason comments that have no value & serve only to keep the article on the front page are especially tolerated (& even appreciated) by people who seed quizzes— especially movie quizzes! 😂.

 
 
 
Krishna
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6.1.16  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @6.1.15    6 months ago

Different comments are made for different reasons. I have noticed that many comments I make are made for the sole purpose of keeping a particular article on the front page. 
(Hehehe )

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.1.17  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @6.1.13    6 months ago

My experience in Morocco?  Was only in Tetuan and the foothills of the Atlas Mountains.  At that point it was the most foreign country I had ever visited, so it was an experience of something different than I had ever known, and frankly, at times it was a little scary. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.1.18  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @6.1.14    6 months ago

For me a premonition is an extremely rare thing, and probably is usually little different than just a hope or wish, but this one was exceptionally strong, and I thought of it a s a message, almost a command rather than a suggestion, so I acted on it, to, as I've said, no avail.  I have won things before - a trip for two to Rio de Janeiro but my then wife didn't want to go there and I had to trade it with the travel agency for a much lesser trip to Miami Beach where the weather was so bad the only two days we could go on the beach we had to wear sweaters, and once I won $5000 on a lottery ticket.  No premonitions for those experiences. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.1.19  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @6.1.15    6 months ago
"For some reason comments that have no value & serve only to keep the article on the front page are especially tolerated (& even appreciated) by people who seed quizzes— especially movie quizzes! ."

LOL.  Guilty as charged.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.1.20  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @6.1.16    6 months ago

I thought that in many cases your comments are made just to show off your sharp wit, and to upset those who aren't aware of that fact.

 
 
 
Krishna
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6.1.21  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1.17    6 months ago
My experience in Morocco?  Was only in Tetuan and the foothills of the Atlas Mountains

You didn't visit Tangier-- you were so close.

Interestingly. a friend of mine just got back from a trip to Morocco. A fairly long trip, guided tours (She's very wealthy and stayed in the very best hotels in cities-- also one (Or two?) nights in a tent in the middle of the desert!. Saw most of the places of interest. (I've been to Tangier, but never to two other places I would like to visit-- Casablanca and especially Marrakesh). 

I don't plan to travel soon, and 2 of the 3 places I really want to visit are politically dangerous. I really want to visit iran for their culture etc, but too dangerous with current government. Also China, but probably not a great choice as tensions between U.S. & China might cause problems.

The third one should be no problem and I"ve been there before-- Paris.

 
 
 
Krishna
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6.1.22  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1.18    6 months ago

Based on those comments I am assuming (and I could be wrong):

1. You are not naturally psychic. Its rare, but some people are indeed born with psychic abilities. (I wasn't). Interestingly, it can be learned.

2. It seems you are a relatively  "lucky" person.

3. Now I'll go out on a limb here: You may be a Sagittarius or have planets in Sag in your Astrology chart. And/or planets in your 9th House and/or a prominent Jupiter.

 
 
 
Krishna
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6.1.23  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1.20    6 months ago
I thought that in many cases your comments are made just to show off your sharp wit, and to upset those who aren't aware of that fact.

Yup.

Very observant of you my dear Watson-- many people would not have realized those things or only realized one of the two. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.1.24  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @6.1.22    6 months ago

Sorry, the trip to Morocco was almost 60 years ago and in my mind's eye I picture so little of it - Tangier was our first stop, then on to Tetuan.  I had borrowed a client's/friend's camera for that trip, an iconic Leica M2 and took colour slides, but all my slides are back in storage in Toronto.  The Spanish cities of Madrid, Malaga, Marbella and Toledo were on that trip as well as Gibraltar.

Because of my age and health my travelling days are over.  I intend to remain in Chongqing for the rest of my life. 

As for your concern about China, only twice in more than 17 years here have I experienced any negativity aimed at me.  About 14 years ago my wife and I got on an intercity bus that was extremely crowded and I wasn't feeling well.  Besides a driver the bus had a conductor, and my wife asked if she could get someone to give me a seat, and the bitch replied.  No. No seat for lowei.  (Lowei has been translated as "foreign devil".  My wife's mother always referred to me as "the lowei" as well, LOL. I didn't like her either.  The second time was only a couple of years ago.  My wife and I were out on a walk and a man we passed said something I didn't hear but my wife did - he had said in Chinese "Go home, foreigner".   Other than that I've been treated by everyone, from storekeepers to policemen, from teachers to government officials as high as the Party Secretary in Zhengzhou who invited me to banquets with utmost respect.  You would not have a problem here, even being an American.  This is a magical land with so much to see, I've only seen a tiny fraction of it.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.1.26  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @6.1.22    6 months ago

Sagittarius is far off what I am.  I'm Aquarius. I forgot what my rising sign is.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.1.27  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @6.1.23    6 months ago

Well, ever since I started on Newsvine way back when, I've followed you pretty closely, so I'm wise to your technique. 

 
 
 
Krishna
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6.1.28  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1.24    6 months ago
been translated as "foreign devil". 

Well that sort of name calling could also happen in the U.S.

 
 
 
Krishna
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6.1.29  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1.24    6 months ago
The Spanish cities of Madrid, Malaga, Marbella and Toledo were on that trip as well as Gibraltar.

I never got to Madrid but spent some time in Barcelona. It used to be a wonderful place but I've heard that there's a lot of crime there now.

I went around to the "back" and slept on the beach one night in Gibralta. I had hitch-hiked down the Spanish coast from the French border to Gibralta. Stopped on some of those wonderful Moorish cities you mentioned..

On the way back I wanted to travel quickly so took a third class (yes third class did exist then) train from Gibralta up the Spanish coast, across the French Riviera, then it crossed into Italy and went down to South-East Italy where I got a boat ("deck-passage"- to Pireaus. (no private room on boat_ I literally slept on the deck in sleeping bag).

Then spent some money-- got a non stop flight from Athens to Israel. 

 
 
 
Krishna
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6.1.30  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1.27    6 months ago
Well, ever since I started on Newsvine way back when, I've followed you pretty closely, so I'm wise to your technique. 

Darn! I though I had everyone fooled!

 
 
 
Krishna
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6.1.31  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1.26    6 months ago
Sagittarius is far off what I am.  I'm Aquarius. I forgot what my rising sign is.

Supposedly Aquarius has unconventional side to their personality. They "think different". Can be very innovative. Usually important to be "true to themself".Often have an interest in networking-- both with humans as well as computers (:Internet")

BTW you can have Sag energy even if you don't have any planets in Sag. How? Anything in the 9th house takes on a Sag energy  regardless of which sign its in. 

 
 
 
Krishna
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6.1.32  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @6.1.31    6 months ago

I  just googled it (to save time from typing):

9th Astrological House

The ninth House refers to philosophy, religion, law, learning, higher education (as opposed to early education by the 3 rd   House), ethics, morals, long journeys, travel, foreign countries and interests, spiritual urges, dreams, visions, higher mind, ideas, understanding and wisdom, books, publishing, ceremonies, and rituals. This is the House of big thoughts and big ideas. (cont'd)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.1.33  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @6.1.32    6 months ago

It's interesting that I consider the qualities identified in the 9th house to more like me than the others, notwithstanding that it is aligned with Sagittarius.