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Term: Haunting



See Ghost.

Hauntings are confined to specific physical spaces and are associated with such experiences as "bad vibes" and uncomfortable feelings, strange and scary sounds, sights of swirling mists, and of deceased people. The phenomena almost always occurs at night when there is no competition for the experience and most often in locations that are rarely disturbed such as abandoned houses and churches, old cemeteries, ancient religious sites, etc. There are claims that haunting experiences fluctuate with the phases of the Moon.

Suggested Reading:

Belanger: Haunting Experiences: Encounters with the Otherworldly

Goodwyn: Ghost World: A Guide to Poltergeists, Portals, Ecto-mist & Spirit Behavior

Carl Llewellyn Weschcke


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Summary: As dark and mysterious as the mythic world created by H. P. Lovecraft, The Dark Grimoire Tarot is strongly recommended for those mature enough and brave enough to examine their darker sides, and by coming to know and control those aspects ...
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The Sensual Wicca TarotReview
Summary: A brilliant attempt to present the Tarot, Wicca, and the Wiccan aspects of sexuality that doesn’t quite succeed due to limitations of format and skill. Still, at times this deck soars above the limitations and is filled with brilliance and ...
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The End of Time
Eschatology is the end of time in a religious system. Celtic eschatology is not "linear" but cyclical, like the Hindu and Teutonic cycles of time. The Teutons believed in Ragnorok, which would mark the ending of this age. The world would be ...
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The Tarot of Princesses Review
Summary If you have a penchant for Princesses, both real and literary, you’ll quickly bond with this unusual and lovely deck. Princesses, being, after all, human women, allow us to connect on a personal level with the power captured in each ...
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