A Visit from Trolls, Goblins and Gnomes for the Christmas Season

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of my readers and fellow bloggers! Please enjoy this great post on some Christmas folklore from The Curious Fortean blog.

The Curious Fortean

During the Christmas season it’s difficult for many of us to imagine it without Santa or his elves. What if they were trolls, goblins or gnomes instead of our favorite little folk, would we still think of them as Jolly? In many countries that is actually the case.

grylaIn the mountains of Iceland there lives a giant Ogress name Gryla, her small lazy, good for nothing husband (her third) Leppaludi, her seventy-two children and a ferocious cat named the Yule Cat. Gryla was an absolute monster, both in appearance and attitude. In the days leading up to Christmas she would lock her children in a room to starve while she boiled herself a pot full of naughty children that she had caught.

Each year thirteen of her children would manage to escape for thirteen days and cause havoc in the villages, these children became known as the Yule Lads. While…

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The Veil Between Worlds

This post deserves to be read and read again. Absorbed thoughtfully, with an open mind and an awareness that there is so much more to life and death than…life and death.

Mystic Muse

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Externally or physically, the things we know are those that reach the brain. And for most of us, there is a mechanism that keeps us largely focused on things physical, on experiences coming through the five senses. But the threads of our lives run deep into psychic and spiritual worlds, and there is a part of us with other senses, a higher or deeper part of which we, ensconced as we are in the physical brain, remain largely unconscious.

We live our life, so speak, in parallel worlds and in addition to our ordinary waking consciousness, have also a vast and mostly hidden life. It is a life of which we, in our physical brain consciousness, remain mostly ignorant. For most of us that is the design of nature and the way, for the time being, that it should be.

It is as if a one-way mirror stands between our…

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The Paranormal Investigator As Today’s Alchemist

The Paranormal Spectator

By Benjamin

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More than once I have been asked if I think that paranormal investigating or “ghost  hunting” is a science. I have never had any difficulty admitting that it is not. With that said, I answer that it is an exciting time to be a paranormal investigator, because much is being learned that hopefully lays the groundwork for much to come, and it will be a part of what will be considered science. Skeptics to the claims of paranormal investigators love to report that we do not do what can be considered the scientific method with regard to our claims and reports. They love to note that nothing paranormal investigators have presented can hold up when presented with the scientific method.

While the high tech instruments we use are scientific, most were not originally intended for ghost hunting. Likewise, when we are ghost hunting, and our K2 meters go…

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