All posts tagged: supernatural

ParaNormal News This Week! April 1st

Happy April Fool’s Day! You’ve officially been reminded what day it is, so don’t get pranked. And now onward, to paranormal news of the week! Share this on Facebook>>> 1)In honor of the day, an article on the best paranormal April Fool’s Day pranks. It’s also got some fun history (or mystery) of the holiday, so bone up so you can impress people at your Friday cocktail party. 2) The NRA has rewritten some of Grim’s fairy tales, putting guns in the hands of the good guys to even the odds. Imagine the hubbub. Or just read about it – the article is fairly comprehensive. As an aside, fairy tales have been used for social propaganda purposes since at least the Victorian era. 3) Bigfoot! In… Texas? 4) Is Tarot undergoing a revival? I kind of thought it was on the downswing, replaced at trendy New York parties by Haikuists. But maybe I’m wrong. What do you think? 5) Supernatural has been renewed for a Season 12, but Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki have given …

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ParaNormal News This Week: Aug. 21

Another senight of paranormal news… Share this on Facebook>>> 1. Let’s get the most important news out of the way. Supernatural is back for season 11 on October 7th, and there will be a sexy, new female villain. Haven is finally coming back for its final season. Sorry to see you go, Haven. But hoorah for paranormal TV! 2. Haitian artists have transformed themselves into living Tarot cards, and the results are fabulous. 3. Also in Tarot news, the new Black Power deck, which riffs off the classic Marseilles deck. It features such luminaries as Tina Turner, Malcolm X, and James Brown. 4. Are ghosts angry drunks? A pub in England caught footage of glasses seemingly smashing on their own. 5. Some day, I will go to Utah’s Black Dragon Canyon and visit the rock art. Until then, pictures will have to do. One of the most intriguing pictographs, of a seeming winged monster, has been analyzed using new technology, and it now appears to be multiple overlaid pictures, rather than a monster with wings. …

Of Mice and Mechanicals

Of Mice and Mechanicals

Of Mice and Mechanicals, the second installment in my pre-steampunk series, is available for pre-order now on Kobo and Amazon! You have no idea how happy I am that this book is finally finished. Oh, the editing heck… It’s got the full range of Victorian occult goodness – table rappings, aether research, and even a mysterious nature spirit. Because no matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to write a story without the supernatural. Here’s the blurb: Mechanicals, Mayhem, and Murder. All Sensibility Grey wants is to tinker in her new laboratory in boomtown San Francisco. A stranger in a strange land, she is finally making a life for herself as a purveyor of mechanicals to eager miners. But a pair of government agents have other things in mind. Loves and loyalties fracture, and mysterious forces threaten to destroy Sensibility and her clockwork secrets. Tangling with occultists, aether gone wrong, and a local vigilante group, Sensibility must decide where her allegiances lie, and whom she can trust. OF MICE AND MECHANICALS is book two in the …

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Jung and the Paranormal

Today we welcome paranormal romance author Ann Gimpel, who knows a little something about Carl Jung and the paranormal. First off, thanks so much for inviting me to your blog. One of the very best parts of the virtual tours is all the new-to-me blogs I discover along the way. Thanks too for an interesting guest post topic suggestion. Jung was born in 1875 and graduated from medical school around 1900. He saw himself as a man of science, not as a mystic. That label has grown since his death. It’s true that Jung was fascinated by “soft science.” For example, he believed in astrology. There are a few “Jungian astrologers” around today. They have a slightly different take on reading charts. In any event, before Jung would accept an analysand (Jungese for patient), he sent them off to have their chart done to see if their energies would be a good blend with his own. Before you scoff and stop reading, remember that Jung was a psychiatrist. He treated mental illness before we had …

Review: Stolen Fate

Stolen Fate, The Mythean Arcana, Book 4 Author: Linsey Hall Genre: Paranormal Romance Publisher: Bonnie Doon Press ISBN: 9781942085300 ASIN: B00Q0VX8Z2 Number of pages: 152 (Novella) Word Count: 38,000 Cover Artist: Damonza Review Likable, sexy characters, a tortured hero, a story that moves, and crisp writing — what’s not to like about Stolen Fate, by Linsey Hall? Fiona needs to find the Book of Worlds. Or else. All Ian MacKenzie wants is to escape from the supernatural prison he’s been locked in for the last 100 years. Will the two help or destroy each other? Sexual tension crackles from the first chapter in this urban fantasy. In Stolen Fate, a magical world lies nestled inside the mundane, mortal world. The author manages to walk the fine line of creating a tortured, alpha-male character who isn’t a big fat jerk. (So if you like big fat jerks as heroes, you won’t like this book). The book is based around powerful supernatural beings working through a magical university, and I can’t help being reminded a bit of the Harry Potter books. …

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How to Make Magnificant Magic: A Witch’s Reading List

Being a witch isn’t all running about naked beneath a full moon. I guess it could be. But when it comes to witchery, many modern witches prefer to mix instinct with intellect. So whether you want to rev up your magical life or simply write more witchy, here’s a list of my top seven books, in no particular order: 1) Highways of the Mind: The Art and History of Pathworking, by Dolores Ashcroft. Both high-level witch and high-level writer, Ms. Ashcroft turns a “how to” on pathworking –  a key tool in the witch’s arsenal – into an engaging journey through time and space. Which is sort of what pathworking is all about. 2) Cave and Cosmos, by Michael Harner. Shamanism is (I believe) the ur-magic, the root of all magical thought. When the witches rise through the chimneys on Walpurgis night, doesn’t that seem like an echo of a classic shamanic journey, rising on smoke to upper world? (Trust me, sometimes shamans rise on smoke to upper world). Michael Harner doesn’t say anything about this particular theory of mine, …