All posts tagged: The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum

The Magic Language of Flowers

The Victorians had their secret language of flowers, but flowers have a magic language as well. And since it’s spring, and flowers are bursting into bloom wherever I look, I couldn’t resist adding bunches to my blog. Because sometimes, I just want things to look pretty. Share this on Facebook>>> The rose corresponds to water and the planet Venus, and is sacred to Isis, Aphrodite, Eros, Demeter, and Cupid. Little wonder it’s frequently used in love spells. The iris also corresponds to water and Venus, and is sacred to the goddesses Iris and Juno. Since Roman times, it’s been used for purification spells. Just place fresh irises in the space to be cleansed to give your cleansing ritual a boost. Sweet-scented jasmine not only can help you sleep, it can increase your psychic powers while dreaming. It corresponds to the Moon and the water element, and is sacred to Vishnu. Keep some flowering jasmine by your bedside at night. Gardenias are associated with the Moon and the water element. Place fresh blossoms on altars to …

April Tarotscopes!

We’re drawing one card for each sign from the Tarot’s Major Arcana and the second from its elemental suit. E.g. since Aries is a firesign, one card is drawn from the Major Arcana and one from the Tarot’s fire suit, wands, for Aries. (Standard disclaimer: Tarotscopes are for entertainment purposes only). Share this on Facebook>>> And since this is the month of April fools, well, you’ll catch on to the theme soon enough. Aries, March 21 – April 19: Three of Wands and The High Priestess. What you’ve been waiting for is coming your way, at last! But there’s something hidden beneath the surface. It’s not necessarily good or bad, it’s just hidden, and it’s worth your while to figure out what exactly is going on — both inside you and in the situation at hand. Beware of self-sabotage. Taurus, April 20 – May 20: Nine of Pentacles and Death. The good news? Nine of Pentacles promises big-time good stuff in the physical realm. The bad news? You’re going to have to let go of something to grasp that …

ParaNormal News of the Week: March 18, 2016

Welcome, to another week of paranormal-ness! 1)Did ghosts save this historic building from destruction? (Maybe not, but the ghost team had an impact). 2) An article on paranormal “trigger” objects. And if you don’t know what those are, don’t feel bad. I didn’t either until I read this. 3) Between 2012 and 2014, up to 127 women were lynched for witchcraft in Jharkhand, India. 4) Forget the new Ghostbusters movie (okay, don’t forget it – I can’t wait to see it), but there’s a new Ghostbusters pinball machine! 5) You might have heard of the newish film, Knight of Cups, which is based around a Tarot motif. Here’s a guide to the symbolism in the movie. P.S. If you’re in San Francisco on March 22nd, I’ll be speaking at the Odd Salon about William Blake and the Mystic Muse. Stop on by! About the Author Curator Kirsten Weiss is the author of  the Riga Hayworth series of paranormal mystery novels. Her first cozy mystery, The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum, is available now. “Humor, hints of romance, and …

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ParaNormal This Week: March 11, 2016

We’re light on “hard” paranormal news, but lots of goodies in the spoof and entertainment sections this week. And so, onward! Share this on Facebook>>> 1)Is this the photo of the ghost of a 300-year-old condemned witch? Fact or fake? 2) And in spoof paranormal news (because India’s version of The Onion was too good to resist), ghosts are up-in-arms over a new tax levied on haunting.  3) Dan Akroyd is praising the new Ghostbusters, but it’s the year 2016, so someone somewhere will find something to gripe about a movie which hasn’t yet been released. Actress Leslie Jones has taken to Twitter to defend her character, who some are complaining is stereotyped and dated. I’m going to see the movie anyway. 4) The horror movie, The Witch, is so big, it’s already been spoofed with a fake playset. 5) And in Harry Potter news, JK Rowling’s next short story will focus on the segregation of witches and muggles in North America. The one in a series of four stories tee-up the upcoming movie, Fantastic Beasts and …

Interview: The Paranormal Museum

Wheeeee! My first cozy mystery (with a paranormal twist, natch) launches today. Here’s a video where I talk about The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum, the writing life, and the odd places inspiration can strike. (They got my website address wrong in the interview though. It’s KirstenWeiss.com). Share this on Facebook>>> A Perfectly Proper Murder When Maddie Kosloski’s career flatlines, she retreats to her wine country hometown for solace and cheap rent. Railroaded into managing the local paranormal museum, she’s certain the rumors of its haunting are greatly exaggerated. But then a fresh corpse in the museum embroils Maddie in murders past and present, making her wonder if a ghost could really be on the loose. With her high school bully as one of the detectives in charge of the investigation, Maddie doubts justice will be served. When one of her best friends is arrested, she knows it won’t be. Maddie also grapples with ghost hunters, obsessed taxidermists, and the sexy motorcyclist next door as outside forces threaten. And as she juggles spectral shenanigans with the …

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ParaNormal This Week: March 4, 2016

Let’s get right to our paranormal news, shall we? Share this on Facebook>>> 1)How did the legendary TV show, Bewitched, come about? Take this sneak peek behind the Hollywood veil and find out. 2) And OMG, the new Ghostbusters trailer is here!!! 3) And since we’re closing in on St. Patty’s Day, more on Irish legends and where to find them. (Personally, I’ll stick with my friendly neighborhood Irish pub. Which does a surprisingly good Oktoberfest, but that’s a different holiday).. 4) And a woman’s whose blindness may have given her access to a different sort of vision — the ability to communicate with spirits. 5) Dog lovers, skip this one. Overtoun Bridge is known for its dog suicides. Are there paranormal forces at work? About the Author Curator Kirsten Weiss is the author of  the Riga Hayworth series of paranormal mystery novels. Her first cozy mystery, The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum, is available for pre-order now. “Humor, hints of romance, and twists and turns galore elevate this cozy.” — Publishers Weekly.

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ParaNormal This Week! Feb. 19th, 2016

Welcome to another week in paranormal news. So without further ado… Share this on Facebook>>> 1)The Witch finally (!) opened in theaters. After hearing about the horrors and glories of this movie for close to a year now. This has been either one of the best teasers in the history of cinema or the biggest setup for disappointment. 2) And in honor of Valentines Day, a fun article on love spells in pop culture and throughout history — from the ancient Greeks to the Twilight Zone. 3) And also in honor of Valentines Day, an article on feeding your spirit and sex life with kitchen witchery… Which I just noticed was sponsored by the same TV show that sponsored the above article, The Magicians. I’m going to have to start watching it. Have you seen it? 4) Has Bigfoot been sighted in Utah? One can only hope. 5) And to wrap it up: an interview with a local paranormal society on the science of ghost hunting. About the Author Curator Kirsten Weiss is the author of  the Riga Hayworth series …