Traveling through Time

Did you ever feel a special connection to a period in time? Like watching a movie or television show that makes you feel connected to a certain time period?
Do you ever wonder why that could be? Let us take a look that there more be than meets the eye about why we feel connected to time periods of the past…

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Do people have past lives? Are we reincarnated from people of the past? What if our dreams are sometimes memories from a life that we once lived before?

For example: Many young people of today, in their 20’s, relate to the ime period of the 70’s. Is this history repeating itself or do these young Millenials have an insight into their past life? Many people from that time frame do not remember it, so what if those memories went into the young people of today to remember and relive it? It is a stretch, but an interesting theory, no?

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What about things beyond the century? Do people look at their family photos from the 1600 to 1800’s and wonder why they look one-hundred percent like those family members? Maybe it is not just genes, maybe you are a family member reincarnated from that time period, and that when you touch something or see something (like on TV or in a movie) from that time period, you feel connected to it. You feel something in your heart that draws you to it. Usually too, it is not in the country of America in which you feel a connection with — why could that be?

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If you think about it though… and this may be way off subject, but it deals with ancestory… people who live in America (nowadays) are proud to be an American. In reality though, we are not Americans. Before the settlers discovered this country, we all came from different countries – except for the natives that were here before everyone else. With that said, we can relate to other time periods from other countries because that is where our roots lie, where we come from, and who we were possibly in a past life.

We really have to dig deep inside of us to figure out where we came from, who we are, and take an interest in what is included with our ancestory. Do you believe that your ancestors still walk among you and have an influence on your choices? Do you believe that you are reincarnated to a point from an ancestor that had an influence on society? Cleopatra? William the Conqueror? Thomas Edison? Never hurts to research where and who you came from.

What time period do you feel drawn to and why?

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Myth? Reality? Part 1

There are many monsters, creatures, legends, myths, and stories we have been told. Have you ever thought that these creatures exist? That these beings actually walk amongst the humans here on Earth? Now there is a HUGE list for this, but let us discuss the more common ones, then in there is the less common ones in which I shall discuss in tomorrow’s post. Let us begin to discuss some of these common beings and entities that walk amongst our world –

Witches – The history of witches goes back to the beginning of time. Most people associate witches with being green, boily, evil, ugly, and potions…this is because the Christian population related witches with evil, but that is not what witches are all about.

The best-known witch trials took place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. The Salem witch trials began when 9-year-old Elizabeth Parris and 11-year-old Abigail Williams began suffering from fits, body contortions and uncontrolled screaming. As more young women began to exhibit symptoms, mass hysteria ensued, and three women were accused of witchcraft: Sarah Good, Sarah Osborn and Tituba, an enslaved woman owned by Parris’s father. Tituba confessed to being a witch and began accusing others of using black magic.

On June 10, Bridget Bishop became the first accused witch to be put to death during the Salem Witch Trials when she was hanged at the Salem gallows. Ultimately, around 150 people were accused and 18 were put to death. Women weren’t the only victims of the Salem Witch Trials; six men were also convicted and executed. Massachusetts wasn’t the first of the 13 colonies to obsess about witches, though. In Windsor, Connecticut in 1647, Alse Young was the first person in America executed for witchcraft. Before Connecticut’s final witch trial took place in 1697, forty-six people were accused of witchcraft in that state and 11 were put to death for the crime. In Virginia, people were less frantic about witches. In fact, in Lower Norfolk County in 1655, a law was passed making it a crime to falsely accuse someone of witchcraft. Still, witchcraft was a concern. About two-dozen witch trials (mostly of women) took place in Virginia between 1626 and 1730. None of the accused were executed.

Now, are witches real? Yes, they are in fact real beings and people. Witches have always walked among us, populating societies and storyscapes across the globe for thousands of years. It is something that dwells inside a good number of women who have accepted the way of the witch, whether it is by ancestory, spirit, or by the way that society is causing someone to believe in the witchcraft. To this day, people still judge people for being a witch, but you cannot let that control you. You must do what makes your spirit happy.

Vampires – Vlad the Impailer, blood drinkers, immortal, and stakes in the heart? Sounds impossible to be real, but what if there was proof of people with vampirism aspects? It isn’t uncommon for anyone with an unfamiliar physical or emotional illness to be labeled a vampire. Many researchers have pointed to porphyria, a blood disorder that can cause severe blisters on skin that’s exposed to sunlight. Some symptoms of porphyria can be temporarily relieved by ingesting blood. Although modern science has silenced the vampire fears of the past, people who call themselves vampires do exist. They’re normal-seeming people who drink small amounts of blood in a (perhaps misguided) effort to stay healthy. Communities of self-identified vampires can be found on the Internet and in cities and towns around the world.To avoid rekindling vampire superstitions, most modern vampires keep to themselves and typically conduct their feeding rituals—which include drinking the blood of willing donors—in private. Some vampires don’t ingest human blood but claim to feed off the energy of others. Many state that if they don’t feed regularly, they become agitated or depressed.

Werewolves – Werewolves made an early appearance in Greek mythology with the Legend of Lycaon. According to the legend, Lycaon, the son of Pelasgus, angered the god Zeus when he served him a meal made from the remains of a sacrificed boy. As punishment, the enraged Zeus turned Lycaon and his sons into wolves. Werewolves also emerged in early Nordic folklore.

In 1521, Frenchmen Pierre Burgot and Michel Verdun allegedly swore allegiance to the devil and claimed to have an ointment that turned them into wolves. After confessing to brutally murdering several children, they were both burned to death at the stake.

Peter Stubbe, a wealthy, fifteenth-century farmer in Bedburg, Germany, may be the most notorious werewolf of them all. According to folklore, he turned into a wolf-like creature at night and devoured many citizens of Bedburg. Peter was eventually blamed for the gruesome killings after being cornered by hunters who claimed they saw him shape-shift from wolf to human form. He experienced a grisly execution after confessing under torture to savagely killing animals, men, women and children—and eating their remains. He also declared he owned an enchanted belt that gave him the power to transform into a wolf at will. Not surprisingly, the belt was never found. Peter’s guilt is controversial since some people believe he wasn’t a killer but the victim of a political witch hunt—or perhaps a werewolf-hunt.

According to a study conducted at Australia’s Calvary Mater Newcastle hospital, a full moon brings out the “beast” in many humans. The study found that of the 91 violent, acute behavior incidents at the hospital between August 2008 and July 2009, 23 percent happened during a full moon. Patients attacked staff and displayed wolf-like behaviors such as biting, spitting and scratching. Although many were under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time, it’s unclear why they became intensely violent when the moon was full.

Lycanthropy – a rare, psychological condition that causes people to believe they’re changing into a wolf or other animal, possibly caused by hallucinogenic herbs. Still, werewolves have a cult following, werewolf sightings are reported each year, and werewolf legends will likely continue to haunt the dreams of people throughout the world.

Ghosts – The idea that the dead remain with us in spirit is an ancient one, appearing in countless stories, from the Bible to “Macbeth.” It even spawned a folklore genre: ghost stories. Belief in ghosts is part of a larger web of related paranormal beliefs, including near-death experience, life after death, and spirit communication.

Personal experience is one thing, but scientific evidence is another matter. Part of the difficulty in investigating ghosts is that there is not one universally agreed-upon definition of what a ghost is. Some believe that they are spirits of the dead who for whatever reason get “lost” on their way to The Other Side; others claim that ghosts are instead telepathic entities projected into the world from our minds. If ghosts are real, and are some sort of as-yet-unknown energy or entity, then their existence will be discovered and verified by scientists through controlled experiments.

Ghosts are real, and they can mess with your head at times. My best bet is this, don’t mess with them, and they will not mess with you. Ghosts can be from your own past or they can be from the past in which you dwell in. They can appear through many different aspects of shape shifting or appearing as different creatures.

Fairies – Are fairies real? Do they help the plants grow and come bring sweet dreams of protection to our little ones? Fairies are tiny, often beautiful human-like creatures that appear in legends and folklore around the world. Fairies likely began as versions of pagan nature gods and goddesses, and thus they are often associated with the outdoors, as well as magic and journeys.

While the existence of fairies is commonly associated with the United Kingdom and Ireland, most nations around the world have their own version of this magical creature. For example, the Cherokee Indians in North Carolina refer to fairies as Yunw Tsunsdi. These little people are effectively elf-like natives. The Cherokee have great respect for these elves as they believe they are spirits belonging to an age before man.

Fairies are here to help Mother Nature grow, warm our hearts and bring beauty to the nature around us.

Demons – This is a creature that is defined many different ways through many different cultures & religions. Everyone familiar with the Bible knows it talks about angels and demons. But most would be surprised to learn that there’s no verse in the Bible that explains where demons came from. Christians typically assume that demons are fallen angels, cast from heaven with Satan right before the temptation of Adam and Eve. But guess what? There’s no such story in the Bible.

In ancient Jewish texts like the Dead Sea Scrolls, demons are the disembodied spirits of dead Nephilim giants who perished at the time of the great flood. Many of those classified as European “demons” in this list come from Greek, Roman and Norse mythologies and display trickster-like behavior – like Loki from the Norse gods or are associated with the underworld.

Are demons real? Demons are spirits that can invade a human soul and take over their life. Is this because they want to bring evil to the world or merely because they are souls that just want to live again? Some say we cannot prove that demons exist because we cannot see them. There are some people who walk with a demon inside and there are some people who are actually demons, crawled up, and born with a natural streak of evil within them. It can be defined as multiple things, killers, murderers, etc. These are all examples of what a demon can do and be within a person. We all have our own demons inside though, right?

Mermaids – The beautiful women of the sea…or are they? What about Sirens? Are they the same? Somewhere along the literary and mythological road, mermaids and sirens got confused into one creature: a half-woman, half-fish creature known for her beautiful singing voice. Originally, it was only the mermaid that was a half-human, half-fish creature, and a singing voice wasn’t mentioned in early myths. Sirens were the singers, and they were actually half-woman, half-bird creatures.

Mermaids have been in myths and folklore since their first appearance in ancient Babylonian stories. Era, the fish god, was half man and half fish; after that, it was the Greek god Triton. In fact, it was the Greeks who gave us the first descriptions of mermaids.

It was the sirens that were known for their singing voices, supposedly of such beauty that sailors would forget what they were doing, and simply stop to listen. Ships would crash on the rocks around the sirens’ island, killing those who fell prey to their song. The sirens were further cursed when they entered a singing competition with the Muses and lost the contest as well as their wings and many of their feathers. Eventually, the sirens died with the fulfillment of a prophecy that should anyone be able to resist their song, the sirens would perish.

Do mermaids and sirens exist though? On Jan. 9, 1493, Christopher Columbus reported seeing three mermaids near the Dominican Republic. In 1608, Hudson noted in his logbook that a few of his crew had spotted a mermaid swimming close to the ship’s side looking up at them. Something strange began happening in the seaside town of Kiryat Yam, Israel in 2009. It started with one person, but soon dozens of other people reported seeing the same astonishing sight: a mermaid frolicking in the waves near the shore.

Dragons – Fire breathing, compatible pets, and great to have in a war… we all love dragons. Shit, I have a huge one tattooed on my body because when I was younger, I used to have visions in my room that I had a huge dragon to protect me from all the bad in my life. But did dragons actually exist at one point?

If you are like me, and you believe in the Norse religion, you would know that there are many dragons in the cultural that really came to be in existance. Jörmungandr, also known as the Midgard Serpent, is described as a giant, venomous beast, and Níðhöggr is identified as a dragon in the Völuspá.

In medieval times, most people who heard anything about dragons knew them from the Bible, and it’s likely that most Christians at the time believed in the literal existence of dragons. The belief in dragons was based not just in legend but also in hard evidence, or at least that’s what people thought, long ago. For millennia no one knew what to make of the giant bones that were occasionally unearthed around the globe, and dragons seemed a logical choice for people who had no knowledge of dinosaurs.

The word “dragon” comes from the ancient Greek word “draconta,” meaning “to watch,” suggesting that the beast guards treasure, such as mountains of gold coins or gems. But this doesn’t really make sense because a creature as powerful as a dragon surely doesn’t need to pay for anything, right? It’s probably more of a symbolic treasure, not for the hoarding dragon but instead a reward for the brave knights who would vanquish the evil beast.

Scholars believe that the fire-breathing element of dragons came from medieval depictions of the mouth of hell; for example, art by Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, among others. The entrance to hell was often depicted as a monster’s literal mouth, with the flames and smoke characteristic of Hades belching out. If one believes not only in the literal existence of hell, but also the literal existence of dragons as Satanic, the association is quite logical.

Dragons, in one form or another, have been around for millennia. Through epic fantasy fiction by J.R.R. Tolkien and others, dragons have continued to spark our collective imagination and — unlike the dinosaurs that helped inspire stories about them — show no sign of dying out.

29 Days of Horror

We all love spooky and horror during this time of year, but for those of you who do not watch horror movies every single day, all year ’round — this list is for you!

October 3 – The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
October 4 – Hocus Pocus (1993)
October 5 – Beetlejuice! (1988)
October 6 – Trick r Treat (1997)
October 7 – The Babadook (2014)
October 8 – The Blair Witch Project (1999)
October 9 – Orphan (2009)
October 10 – The Addams Family (1991)
October 11 – Silent Hill (2006)
October 12 – V/H/S (2012)
October 13 – The Haunted Mansion (2003)
October 14 – IT (1990 & 2017)
October 15 – Psycho (1960)
October 16 – Paranormal Activity (2009)
October 17 – The Ring (2002)
October 18 – Friday the 13th (1980)
October 19 – The Thing (1982)
October 20 – The Shining (1980)
October 21 – The Omen (1976)
October 22 – Alien (1979)
October 23 – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
October 24 – SAW (2004)
October 25 – House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
October 26 – Night of the Living Dead ()
October 27 – A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
October 28 – Young Frankenstein (1974)
October 29 – Carrie (1976)
October 30 – The Exorcist (1973)
October 31 – Halloween (1978)

October Brings

First part of October the sun is in Libra.
** Libra sun sign hold the majority of the month, ending on the 22nd. People with this star sign are perfectly balanced (most of the time). While they are certainly just and honest, they also recognize the beauty in the world. Additionally, they seek perfection in all that they do.**

Second part of October the sun is in Scorpio.
**Scorpios, on the other hand, were born in the final days of October. They are self-willed, highly motivated people. As friends, they can do a good job of kicking others into gear so that they may find their purpose. Scorpions are transient individuals, though, and sometimes require reminders to be grounded.**

Birthstone: Pink tourmaline and opal
Birth Flower: Calendula

October is the 10th month of the Julian and Gregorian calendars with a length of 31 days. In the Northern Hemisphere, October is one of the most active months for the magickal community.

October 31st at sundown Also known as Samhain or All Hallow’s Eve. This is New Years on the Druid calendar. The wall between earth and the underworld is thin at this time of year. On Halloween night, the wall opens. Samhain, the Lord of Darkness, rises from the underworld. He roams the world looking for lost souls. It is an evil and wicked night, a perfect night for a witch to celebrate New Years!

October is typically the time of the year when farmers reap their harvest, hoping that their crop will prove to be abundant. As the first of the double digit numbers, the meaning surrounding “ten” focuses on returning to our centers. In a spiritual sense, we have come full circle. This also applies to the agricultural and seasonal realms. After blooming and reawakening in spring, enjoying and thriving in the summer, and transitioning into fall, it is now time harvest the year’s work and prepare for the cold, dark winter.

Rest in Peace – Sid Haig

I know this is a few days too late, apologies, but a few days ago, we lost a legend in the Hollywood eyes. He was a hero in the horror world because he was in so many movies that warm our fucked up, black hearts. So let us get started on who this wonderful madman was and why we loved him so much…

On July 14, 1939 in Fresno, California, Sidney Eddie Mosesian was born. He suffered at a young age from motor coordination difficulty, this was due to his rapid growth, in to which his parents put him in dance lessons. When he turned seven years old, he landed a paying job as a dancer for a children’s Christmas show and when he got older, he joined vaudeville.

Later in his young youth, he begged his parents to buy him a drum set. He found it easy to earn money with his music, and signed a recording contract one year out of high school. When he was still a teenager, Sid went on to record the single “Full House” with the T-Birds in 1958, which reached No. 4 on the charts.

In high school, he pursued an acting career, to which he was discovered by a Hollywood contact in a play that he did in his high school. The Hollywood contact who saw Haig perform was Dennis Morgan, who chose Haig for a prominent role in the play. Two weeks later, he returned to see the show and advised Haig to continue his education in the San Fernando Valley and consider acting as a career. Two years later, Haig enrolled in the Pasadena Playhouse, the school that trained such noted actors as Robert Preston, Gene Hackman, and Dustin Hoffman.

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Sid Haig in Batman (1964)

In 1960, Haig’s career began to boom. Haig’s first acting role was in a 1960 short student film titled The Host. In a 1962, Sid Haig’s television career began to ramp up, and he began with an episode of The Untouchables. He also appeared in a number of other television programs, including Batman, Gunsmoke, Star Trek, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Dukes of Hazzard, and many more.

In 1992, he retired from acting for a short while, this was due to him stating, “I just didn’t want to play stupid heavies anymore. They just kept giving me the same parts but just putting different clothes on me. It was stupid, and I resented it, and I wouldn’t have anything to do with it.” During this break from acting, he became a certified hypnotherapist, but was still being offered acting jobs, to one which was Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. He turned it down though, and the role was cast to Ving Rhames.

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Captain Spaulding

In 2003, the movie of Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses premiered. In this movie, he played the iconic role we all know and love: Captain Spaulding (a psychotic clown).

This role earned Haig the award of “Best Supporting Actor” award in the 13th Annual Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, and an induction into Fangoria’s Horror Hall of Fame.

Haig reprised his role as Captain Spaulding in the 2005 film The Devil’s Rejects, which is a continuation of House of 1000 Corpses. In The Devil’s Rejects, Captain Spaulding is portrayed as the patriarch of the murderous Firefly family. The movie of The Devil’s Rejects, Sid Haig was awarded “Best Actor” in the 15th Annual Fangoria Chainsaw Awards.

Captain Spaulding has since been considered a modern icon of horror cinema, and Haig himself has been called a “horror icon”.

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Sid Haig in Hatchet III

In 2007, Rob Zombie’s Halloween premiered, Sid Haig once again had his role in the movie as a creepy grave, cemetery caretaker Chester Chesterfield.

Haig also appeared in Rob Zombie’s 2013 film The Lords of Salem, as well as in other films Hatchet III and Devil in My Ride.

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On September 16, 2019, Sid Haig appeared as Captain Spaulding for the final time in the Rob Zombie film 3 from Hell (a sequel to House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects).

Little did the world know that just five days later, Sid Haig would breathe his last breath.

Sid Haig was hospitalized after falling at his home in Los Angeles. While recovering, he suffered from a lung infection after vomiting in his sleep. Because he was asleep, the vomit went into his lungs – aspiration. Fortunately, since they were monitoring him, the alarm went off and they were able to get the vomit out and an air tube with suction in. They suctioned his lungs for a couple days and everything came out, so they were able to remove the air tube/suction. He breathed well for a time, until the infection settled in beyond repair that antibiotics could not fix.

He died on September 21, 2019,
from complications of that infection
at the age of 80.

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In 2007, Sid Haig married his wife Susan L. Oberg.
They had no children together.
Susan L. Oberg announced his death in an Instagram post, writing: “My light, my heart, my true love, my King, the other half of my soul, Sidney, passed from this realm to the next. He has returned to the Universe, a shining star in her heavens. He was my angel, my husband, my best friend and always will be. He adored his family, his friends and his fans.”
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Autumnal Equinox – Blessed Mabon

What is Mabon? It is time for the Autumnal Equinox. From September 21 until September 29… we all take a moment to pay our respects to the impending dark. We also give thanks to the waning sunlight, as we store our harvest of this year’s crops. The Druids call this celebration, Mea’n Fo’mhair, and honor the The Green Man, the God of the Forest, by offering libations to trees.

  • Symbolism of Mabon: Second Harvest, the Mysteries, Equality and Balance.
  • Symbols of Mabon: wine, gourds, pine cones, acorns, grains, corn, apples, pomegranates, vines such as ivy, dried seeds, and horns of plenty.
  • Herbs of Maybon: Acorn, benzoin, ferns, grains, honeysuckle, marigold, milkweed, myrrh, passionflower, rose, sage, solomon’s seal, tobacco, thistle, and vegetables.
  • Foods of Mabon: Breads, nuts, apples, pomegranates, and vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, and onions.
  • Incense of Mabon: Autumn Blend-benzoin, myrrh, and sage.
  • Colors of Mabon: Red, orange, russet, maroon, brown, and gold.
  • Stones of Mabon: Sapphire, lapis lazuli, and yellow agates.
  • Activities of Mabon: Making wine, gathering dried herbs, plants, seeds and seed pods, walking in the woods, scattering offerings in harvested fields, offering libations to trees, adorning burial sites with leaves, acorns, and pine cones to honor those who have passed over.
  • Spellworkings of Mabon: Protection, prosperity, security, and self-confidence. Also those of harmony and balance.
  • Deities of Mabon: Goddesses-Modron, Morgan, Epona, Persephone, Pamona and the Muses.
  • Gods-Mabon, Thoth, Thor, Hermes, and The Green Man.

It Chapter 2 Review – SPOILERS

I finally saw It: Chapter 2 last night at the Premiere Oaks Theater.

IT was a great movie, personally, I give it a 8.5 stars out of 10 stars. The acting was great, the scares were on point, and the comedic relief was at the right moments. This 2hr and 45min movie is worth the sit for, and it is true to the book. Every actor that portrayed the children did a great job to mimic their personalities and put their own spin on the character. Of course too, Bill Skarsgård did his justice in the role of Pennywise. Although Pennywise, as a clown, was not featured as much in the movie as Chapter 1, it was still good to see him in different forms with his talents.

The movie begins with a scene that has many people of the LGTBQ community a little pissed about, but if you read the book, this is what actually happens, along with one of the main characters being gay himself.

The movie progresses, bringing each member of the Losers Club back to Derry to take on and defeat Pennywise for the last time. The movie has a lot of flashbacks to where the children grew up, but it plays out well, because you learn more about each loser and their personal battles. As they each deal with their own demons from their past, Pennywise disguises himself and exposes himself to each of the losers in a different form to show them that he knows they are back in Derry.

The movie has a lot of easter eggs and references to Stephen King, as well as has a surprise cameo of the man himself. He jokes in the movie, and he even states in the movie that he hates the endings to Bill’s book – which is in reference to people never liking the ending to Stephen King’s books.

Which brings me to the ending of this movie, it was not the best movie ending, kind of drawn out, but it did wrap it up. With Eddie’s death, it does show in the movie though at the end that Richie was in love with Eddie. The way Pennywise died was accurate to the book, but the graphics at the end to show that were a little horrible. Everything else in the movie is spatacular and worth the viewing to watch!

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