A to Z of the paranormal

People will visit a multitude of doctors, taken a variety of anti-anxiety medications, and even gone to sleep therapist all to try to control the anxiety. For some people who are tritely gifted spiritualists and those are rare to find, anxiety to those people contacts with spirit.

A; ANXIETY, It is well researched and proven that one of the main reason for most paranormal experiences is anxiety.

Spirit Anxiety feels a lot like sudden onset anxiety or adrenaline rush.

 Spirit anxiety is caused by the psychic gift of clairsentience and it is often initiated by the presence of a spirit who is attempting contact with you or touch you, harm you or is trying to make you feel their presence.

When a Spirit is trying to link their energy with yours, as a sensitive, you’ll be able to feel that high vibration energy coming in and wanting to connect. Of course for the science team, this is just rubbish because they don’t have the means to measure it and prove it.

Alchemy, Amulet, Astrology, and numerology·, Aurora   

Afterlife: One of the several terms used interchangeably to refer to life after death. The word “afterlife” has been used since 1615 and is generic enough to use in almost any setting and culture. Other terms include “crossing over,” “the Otherworld,” and “the other side.” Most ghost hunters avoid specific religious terms such as “heaven” when discussing ghosts, haunting, and an afterlife.

Agriglyph: An agriglyph is a large design created in a field of vegetation by pressing down parts of the growth. The term is an alternative to Crop Circles. It was introduced to reflect the higher complexity of many such anomalies.

Anomaly: Something that is out of place and unexplained. In paranormal studies, it refers to any phenomena that we cannot explain. Example: A lens flare in a photo is not an anomaly, but an orb that we cannot explain is an anomaly.

Anniversary Imprint: An imprint that usually manifests around the same time each year. See Residual Haunting.

Amulet: An object that is thought to bring good luck or have the power to protect from ghosts or spirits and ward off evil.

Apparition: The appearance of a ghost or spirit, usually taking the form of a visual image of a deceased individual in either real life or on film. However, there are apparitions based on each of the five senses. Usually visual, auditory, tactile, or olfactory apparitions appear in conjunction with each other, but occasionally only one of the senses are involved. Very rarely is the sense of taste involved. 

Examples include: * Visual: The appearance of a person who was commonly associated with the area in life. * Auditory: Sounds of walking, voices, doors opening or battle are the most common types of auditory apparitions. * Olfactory: Smells or odors, such as perfume or cigar smoke, commonly associated with the area or an individual or event. * Tactile: Feeling a slight wind in a closed-off room, or a slight tug on a person’s clothing with nobody in the immediate vicinity.

Apport: A physical object that can materialize and appear at will in the presence of a medium.

Ararat Anomaly: The Ararat Anomaly is a large object (over 100 meters in length) photographed on Mount Ararat in Turkey. Some people believe it is Noah’s Ark.

Arkeology: Arkeology is the search for the physical remains of Noah’s Ark.

Asport: A physical object that a spirit teleports to another location or makes disappear.

Astral Body: The body that a person occupies during an out-of-body experience.

Astral Plane: A world that is believed to exist in our physical world.

Astral Projection: The intentional act of having the spirit leave the body, whereas an out-of-body experience will happen involuntarily. (See out of body experience).

Astrology: The theory and practice of the positions and aspects of celestial bodies in the belief that they have an influence on the course of natural earthly occurrences and human affairs.

Aura: Energy or life force surrounding all living individuals. The color of an aura can determine the mood or physical condition of an individual. Spirits can sometimes use a physical aura for energy, thereby depleting the person whose energy was taken. 

Automatic Writing: Expressing subconscious thoughts or influences by doodling. This method of obtaining information from disembodied spirits is used by mediums in which the spirit takes control over the medium causing them to translate unconscious information on paper without being aware of the contents.

Automatism: An unconscious or involuntary muscular movement caused by spirits. (See automatic writing)

Autos copy: The visual hallucination or image of one’s body looking back at themselves from a position outside the body. (See out of body experience).

B: Ball Lightning:

A rare form of lightning in the shape of a glowing red ball that can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes. Typically associated with Thunderstorms, these spheres are thought to consist of ionized gas.

BIPOLAR, Behavioral issues

The topic of any psychological disorder and the paranormal is sort of taboo outside our community. Again we must not keep any stone unturned to find the full truth.

“It’s difficult to talk to doctors or therapists about it because you’re afraid they’re going to think, ‘yeah, you are losing your mind.’ That or they tell you that it’s a false perception due to your bipolar or borderline personality disorder, anxiety, paranoia, and other disorders.

“We’re called nut jobs for recounting these paranormal experiences, and don’t you dare mention them to your psychiatrist unless you want a stay in a psych ward complete with an ECT session or two.”

You have to know that two of the giants of psychiatry/psychology, Carl Jung, and William James, gave such experiences a lot of credence. Jung’s mother, who was depressed a good deal of the time, claimed to be visited by spirits during the night. In his memoir, Jung recounted seeing a luminous head, detached from the body, floating from her room.

Jung felt that the human psyche is “by nature religious,” and spent much of his life investigating eastern and related philosophies, which influenced his take on personal healing – individuation – as the reconciliation of opposites, the yin to the yang.

Meanwhile, William James, in his classic “The Varieties of Religious Experience,” felt that healthy-mindedness had a lot to do with “union with the divine” whereas depression was the sign of a “divided soul” that could be cured by a mystical experience. None of this sat well with Freud, who described the Catholic faith as “the enemy” and who expressed his fear of psychiatry descending into a “black tide of mud of occultism.”

Freud was understandably reacting to an age of superstition that for centuries had devalued science and had resulted in the inhumane treatment of individuals with mental illness (regarded as being justly punished by demons).

Jung and James, in the meantime, had serious misgivings about science as the new dogma, divorced from inner spiritual experience.

These days, science is bridging the gap, but it is not yet there.

 Investigations into creativity and intuition point to variations in the way the brain processes information. In either endeavor, the mind arrives at conclusions that cannot be explained as the product of rational and linear thinking.

The temporal lobes and association cortices are two areas of the brain under investigation. What needs to be noted is that science sees intuition and creativity as normal behavior writ large.

Nancy Andersen of the University of Iowa explains at a psychiatric conference because we daily find ourselves dealing with novel situations, our brains are wired to be creative to a certain extent. For instance, when we have normal conversations, we are typically constructing sentences from scratch.

Conversely, too much inefficiency in our filtering and/or too much efficiency in making connections are hallmarks of an overwhelmed brain, unable to register reality. Not surprisingly, Dr. Andersen is a leading expert in schizophrenia. Likewise, manic episodes may be a sign of too much of a good (or bad) thing.

Many people mentioned that their paranormal experiences started with shadow figures in their rooms and being physically touched and just knowing when a spirit presence was nearby. These unexplained phenomena have led psychologists and investigator like me in the search for more answers; I have been a paranormal investigator for the past 40 years.

 Banishing, Baphomet, Bibliomancy, Biosophy,  Black magic.

C: Carbon monoxide, co, co2,

One story that came up on a talk show was about a family that had bought a house and began experiencing paranormal activity not long after moving in. Doors slamming, bed-covers being pulled off, headaches, lethargy. Pretty much anything you’d expect from a haunting. To make a long story short, it turns out they were all suffering from Carbon Monoxide poisoning, which apparently can cause vivid hallucinations in any of the senses.

If you are having constant paranormal activity in your house, be sure to have your furnace, oven, fireplace, etc… checked and install some CO alarms just in case!

Haunted Houses and Carbon Monoxide

What does carbon monoxide have to do with a haunted house?

When people contact me about a haunted house, they often say things like:·  “Sometimes, when I’m in that part of the house, I get shaky, dizzy, and I feel weak all over’ “I get tightness in my chest, and I can’t catch my breath “I’m okay during the day, but at night — especially when it’s cold out — it’s like something floats into my room through the bedroom window, and I can’t breathe.”

·        “The baby gets fussy in that room and seems to be looking at something that I don’t see, and the dog won’t go in there, ever.” ·        “I’m fine all day, but at night, when we close up the house and go to bed, I get headaches, it feels really stuffy in the room, and sometimes I feel kind of sick. I always have to get up and open the window, just to feel the breeze. About an hour or two later, around midnight, everything’s fine again.”

Well, those “symptoms” of haunting can be caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. That’s why carbon monoxide is now the first thing to check in a house that might be haunted. This is especially true if the ghosts started to be a problem when the house was sealed up for the winter, or — in warm climates — for the summer.

Before you do anything else you have to Check the carbon monoxide levels at the possibly-haunted site. Carbon monoxide is nicknamed “the silent killer.” Pets and children often react to it first. Carbon monoxide (CO), also called carbon monoxide, is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. It is highly toxic to humans and animals in higher quantities. It can come from a variety of sources, including gas appliances, wood stoves, car exhaust, blocked flues, and even cigarette smoke.

Some people are more sensitive to carbon monoxide and may show symptoms before others do. Any of the following symptoms may indicate high levels of carbon monoxide.

Headaches, A tight sensation in the chest,·Nausea, Shortness of breath, · Vomiting, Dizziness, Fatigue.·  A feeling of weakness.· Confusion or disorientation.· Visual disturbances.· Fainting and seizures.·Flu symptoms.·

Infants may be irritable. Pets can avoid certain areas.

For example, if a nearby neighbor has a wood stove and you (or the client) sleep with your window open, elevated carbon monoxide could explain some “symptoms” of a haunting. If you regularly investigate haunted sites, be sure your home has very low levels of carbon monoxide, too. If you’ve been sensitized to the gas, even low levels might trigger your symptoms at a “haunted” site. It could happen. Rule this out, immediately.

When you’re investigating a potentially haunted house and any symptoms match the warning list, carbon monoxide levels must be checked first.

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Channeling: In this modern day method of spirit communication, a spirit will pass information directly to a medium or channeler who will then relay the information on to the listener(s).

Clairaudience: An auditory form of ESP paranormal information is received outside the range of normal perception through voices, whispers and auditory impressions.

Clairsentience: A general term for clairvoyance and clairaudience. Clairsentience typically occurs in the form of ESP through physical sensations or smells.

Clairvoyance: An acute insight or perceptiveness that enables you to see objects or events that cannot be perceived by the senses in the form of mental imagery and intuition. (See ESP)

D: Dehydration. Dementia, Drugs

Severe dehydration is known medically as hyponatremia and is becoming recognized as a more common problem than previously thought. We can probably thank all that “drink before you’re thirsty” advice. I know one doctor who is convinced that the popularity of Camelback-type hydration systems has caused a relative epidemic of hyponatremia in the American southwest.

Blind people may experience visual hallucinations and some people who are losing their hearing experience aural hallucinations. One common factor with many types of hallucinations is that the brain seems to be deprived of input and kind of up-regulated in an attempt to achieve homeostasis.

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How I Survived My First Paranormal Investigation with Diabetes

BY Alex Matsuo  

This may not be a big deal for some, but it was to me. I was diagnosed with diabetes in July 2018. Still trying to figure out exactly what type I am.  Thankfully, there’s a glimmer of hope in solving the mystery.

Anyway, since my diagnosis, I’ve had to be extremely cautious of what I put in my mouth. I flip-flop between eating keto, dirty keto, reduced carb, etc. since looking at a carb seems to spike my blood sugar. I took a brief hiatus from ghost hunts and other paranormal investigations since my blood sugar was going crazy as I was adjusting. My first paranormal investigation as a diabetic wasn’t until September 29th, so I had time.

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What Is Melancholic Depression?

Melancholic depression is a form of major depressive disorder (MDD) which presents with melancholic features. Although melancholic depression used to be seen as a distinct disorder, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) no longer recognizes it as a separate mental illness. Instead, melancholia is now seen as a specified for MDD — that is, a subtype of major depressive disorder.

MDD is a significant mental health condition characterized by persistent and intense feelings of sadness and hopelessness. The disorder can affect many areas of life, including work, school, and relationships. It may also impact mood and behavior as well as various physical functions, such as appetite and sleep. People with MDD often lose interest in activities they once enjoyed and have trouble getting through the day. Occasionally, they may also feel as if life isn’t worth living. Continue Reading →