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    Sticky: Guys, I want to apologize if anything I said here...

    Guys, I want to apologize if anything I said here came across as argumentative or confrontational. Such was not my intention. AMHD is a great site, and I'm glad I've found it. It is a great...
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    I've heard about those, little ones that seem...

    I've heard about those, little ones that seem like animals. It seems like there are ones that seem like animals, ones that seem like children (some people say these remind them of goblins or...
  3. Question: Spirit connections

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    For all I talk about spirits a lot on this site...

    For all I talk about spirits a lot on this site and elsewhere, I'm not really sure what a "spirit" is. Maybe I'd call it an "energy," or maybe just a "being." We have spirits. Or maybe I should...
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    To answer your second question, I have done the...

    To answer your second question, I have done the "draw one card to answer a Y/N question trick" on several occasions, and generally been impressed with the answer. I've even used it to buy and sell...
  5. Question: Shadow like figures

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    As Spock would say, "Fascinating." I can think...

    As Spock would say, "Fascinating."

    I can think of a few theories to explain that:

    1. The shadow beings are drawn to the highly charged vibes in the house when there is an argument.

    2. The...
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    Sticky: I take it you are quoting this rule: So...

    I take it you are quoting this rule:



    So you define the word "advertising" to include an answer that says, "I need more information to be able to answer your question. I realize it's very...
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    Sticky: Ok, two questions: First, where do we find the...

    Ok, two questions:

    First, where do we find the rule in question here? I'm not seeing it in the TOS.

    Second, if a question is posted in which the OP specifically asks for response by private...
  8. Question: Ghosts or Spirits?

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    Have you ever seen the movie What Dreams May Come...

    Have you ever seen the movie What Dreams May Come starring Robin Williams? That actually is a pretty accurate portrayal of the adjustment a consciousness goes through after death. As Dacaen said,...
  9. Question: Sleeping weird.

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    Do you snore? Some people have a medical...

    Do you snore? Some people have a medical condition called "sleep apnea" in which they stop breathing many times during their sleep, and it disturbs their sleep. If you snore loudly, that is often a...
  10. Question: Shadow like figures

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    There are lots of other people who have seen such...

    There are lots of other people who have seen such creatures, including a fair number who have posted on this site. The small ones do seem to be playful and harmless. I've heard that from other...
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    What help is needed? Some things resolve...

    What help is needed? Some things resolve themselves. If you are continuing to experience this phenomenon, perhaps we should look into some way you can bring your interaction with this presence into...
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    My advice is to get a whole bunch of different...

    My advice is to get a whole bunch of different books and see which ones speak to you. People do say bad things about Ravenwolf, and I hear all kinds of criticism about Starhawk's The Spiral Dance,...
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    While I think starbuck was a little snippy about...

    While I think starbuck was a little snippy about it, I would have to say I disagree, too. In the Gospel stories, the demons knew exactly who Jesus was and believed in him. He had to keep telling...
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    About the hotel fire dream: You may be picking...

    About the hotel fire dream: You may be picking up on something that has happened or is going to happen. Maybe one of us, a dreamer, was in that fire, and accidentally transmitted the experience...
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    It is an honor to meet you, Sister. I call you...

    It is an honor to meet you, Sister. I call you Sister because you are a Dreamer, like me. Kin. It is a gift, a very great gift, if you choose to make it a gift. If you do not, it can be a curse....
  16. Those are all quite powerful experiences you...

    Those are all quite powerful experiences you describe, fire blossom. Interesting choice of username, too. Fitting.

    You use the word "psychotic." I think many people who are psychotic are people...
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    Hi, Patti. From time to time on this site...

    Hi, Patti.

    From time to time on this site people report in to describe encounters with spirits in which the spirit touched, scratched, grabbed, or hurt them. I wouldn't rule it out.

    Or another...
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    Candle flames leaning toward you from across the...

    Candle flames leaning toward you from across the room is unusual. This would be a good one for a ghosthunter-type investigator to confirm. Simple enough to test: Set up several candles around an...
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    I liked Mists of Avalon. Very interesting take...

    I liked Mists of Avalon. Very interesting take on the Arthurian legend. I thought the portrayal of pagan Britain and the Celtic bard culture was good. The threesome with Arthur, Lancelot, and...
  20. Our universe is a big place. There are all kinds...

    Our universe is a big place. There are all kinds of unusual things to discover, and it is entirely plausible that what you experienced falls into the realm of things that have not yet been...
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    I don't think that's stupid at all. Losing both...

    I don't think that's stupid at all. Losing both your parents at such a young age must have been rough. For you to hold onto your love for them, keeping them in your heart and your prayers, is a...
  22. Question: No clue in the zoo

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    I had a similar reaction to heartbroke. The...

    I had a similar reaction to heartbroke. The first thing I noticed is that all of your questions are written in terms of what will happen to you, not what you can do. The concept of empowerment is...
  23. Question: Stories of bigfoot

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    Since I've never been to Scotland, I didn't...

    Since I've never been to Scotland, I didn't comment on the similar question about Nessie. But living in the Pacific Northwest, I'd have to say that so much of the forests in Oregon and Washington...
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    The other piece of this is that there are some...

    The other piece of this is that there are some worlds/mental states/experiences you can achieve only by being willing to let go of words, turn off the left brain and operate in images and feelings.
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    I don't know that I can "explain" it. ...

    I don't know that I can "explain" it. Explanations are the tricky part. We have these experiences (paranormal or otherwise) in this infinitely multifaceted universe of ours, and then we have to try...
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    C. S. Lewis called their language "Old Solar." ...

    C. S. Lewis called their language "Old Solar." But he was writing sci fi novels (sort of) at the time. If we are looking at novels, in Ursula LeGuin's books there is a "Language of the Making" also...
  27. Question: Quick q for you.

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    Asking a spirit to send you a dream is a good...

    Asking a spirit to send you a dream is a good idea. In dreams we enter a different world. It is not the world of the dead (going there is a much more challenging thing). But it is a spiritual...
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    Seriously, though, your friend might consider...

    Seriously, though, your friend might consider whether such a confrontational, "make like a tree and leave" attitude is really a good way to relate to this being. If she is a Christian, shouldn't she...
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    That's a thought-provoking question. The...

    That's a thought-provoking question.

    The conventional wisdom is that some ghosts have not yet realized they are dead. If the spirit was stubbornly still believing it was alive, it might also...
  30. Question: Acceleration Motion

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    I'm drawing the King of Wands and the Hanged Man,...

    I'm drawing the King of Wands and the Hanged Man, so my intuition tells me the signs are as far apart as you need them to be to find your way. Or perhaps were you looking for the topic "physics"? ;)
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    There are some people out there who are truly...

    There are some people out there who are truly gifted Seers. There's one in my town named Nina. She can see things about people without using Tarot, but she generally does use Tarot in her work. ...
  32. Question: Dream meaning

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    Sometimes in dreams solid land means the...

    Sometimes in dreams solid land means the conscious mind, rational thought, where water/ocean means the sub-conscious, the creative imagination. That's the pregnancy connection: Creative = fertility...
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    Magic is knowing which butterfly's wings to flap,...

    Magic is knowing which butterfly's wings to flap, when. ;)

    You do get into a critical issue, Seira: It's not so much "how" but "why" in magic. That is, using magic responsibly, knowing the...
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    Ok, this is my third try at answering this...

    Ok, this is my third try at answering this question. I deleted the first two attempts. The answers you've gotten are good, but there is more to it, in terms of "how" it works. Sorry for sounding...
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    Yes, dogs often are sensitive to such things. I...

    Yes, dogs often are sensitive to such things. I know there is a folk belief that dogs with different colored eyes are particularly able to see the spirit world, but I'm not sure what folk, i.e. what...
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    There have been many posts on this site about encounters with shadow people that sound similar to what you describe--people encounter them, and feel held down or paralyzed, especially if they see...
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    In the final analysis, the meaning of a dream is...

    In the final analysis, the meaning of a dream is the meaning you choose to give it. Choosing to believe dreams are meaningless is very unfun. Choosing to believe dreams are meaningful can make...
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    I saw in the newspaper today that Punxsutawney...

    I saw in the newspaper today that Punxsutawney Phil has a stellar accuracy rate of 39%. That's worse than a coin flip! My wife suggested that there are always six weeks of winter between Feb 2 and...
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    You can end up a lot worse places than the Grand...

    You can end up a lot worse places than the Grand Tetons. That's beautiful land up there. You know the wolves they reintroduced in Yellowstone are spreading through that range. Magnificent animals,...
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    That's called psychometry, being able to touch an...

    That's called psychometry, being able to touch an object or a step in a flight of stairs or whatever and receive visions of its past. Some people who are really good at that help out law enforcement...
  41. Question: Strange happenings

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    I agree with tnt. If it is her, it was her...

    I agree with tnt. If it is her, it was her house, so she might feel entitled to be there. Many things are mysterious. No matter what tests you run or what you do, you can never be absolutely...
  42. Question: Shadow People

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    I saw one just the other day. I was heating my...

    I saw one just the other day. I was heating my soup in the microwave, and there it was on the stairs in my office building.

    Six scratches, huh? Freaky. Well, I do tend to think the shadow...
  43. Question: Why do you suffer?

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    A close friend of mine has a dog that is old and...

    A close friend of mine has a dog that is old and may have a spleen tumor. We were talking about the suffering that older dogs sometimes go through. While under some circumstances it is merciful to...
  44. Question: Is it true

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    Well, you've certainly gotten a good range of...

    Well, you've certainly gotten a good range of answers so far. black111madonna brings up an interesting issue about brain waves. I've touched on that in other posts, comparing our brains to a car...
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    Cool. Thanks for sharing this bit of Ontario...

    Cool. Thanks for sharing this bit of Ontario culture. It's been about 10 years since I was there. I'd love to go back. It would be fun to see Ontario or Montreal in the winter, although I don't...
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    If you are an enrolled tribe member it's easy. ...

    If you are an enrolled tribe member it's easy. You can get ahold of the tribal government and see what resources they have, maybe a community center or health clinic or something, or a pow wow. ...
  47. Question: Held down by spirit

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    I've had that happen on this site, too. It could...

    I've had that happen on this site, too. It could have been just an electronic glitch, but once or twice it really felt like whatever negative influence was bothering the person who posted the...
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    Actually, the concept you describe is more akin...

    Actually, the concept you describe is more akin to the traditional Polynesian concept of "Mana" than "Karma" in Hindu and Buddhist traditions. Although a lot of people use "karma" in the sense you...
  49. Question: Held down by spirit

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    Doctors call half-asleep dreams "hypnagogic"...

    Doctors call half-asleep dreams "hypnagogic" dreams, and while we are partly awake while having them, we may still be unable to move. That's part of the body's defense mechanism so we don't get up...
  50. Question: Deaths hand

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    As for the timing, I have no idea. It's entirely...

    As for the timing, I have no idea. It's entirely possible that spirits occasionally, but rarely, stop by your locality; and you occasionally, but rarely, get into that twilight state where you are...
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