Ghost Hunting 101 - You Can Hunt Ghosts Too!!

Written by Gloria Young

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A pad and pencil to mark down any unusual events, times, locations and perhaps a map ofrepparttar area you are investigating is a good idea. Again, you are wanting to validate any paranormal activity.

The last thing you may wish to consider is a cassette recorder for recording EVP (electronic voice phenomenon). You can userepparttar 122236 recorder and "talk" torepparttar 122237 ghosts and with any amount of luck, you may get them to talk back to you. Ask them questions or just talk to them and see if you get any response in return. Ghosts can be friendly and just suddenly talk to you or they can be grumpy or have an attitude (remember, you could be bothering them too) and say not very nice things. BUT, in over ten years of ghost hunting, I have never come across any evil or malevolent. I am not saying they don't exist, I am merely saying I have never been confronted by one.

In case I haven't emphasized this enough, safety is key. You cannot do enough to make sure that you are safe when ghost hunting. Never put yourself in a position that would harm you, your companion or anyone else. Also, make sure anywhere you go that you have permission. If you don't obtain permission for anywhere you are investigating, you are trespassing. If you are caught you are going to have to explain torepparttar 122238 authorities why you didn't get permission and possibly face time in jail. It also makes it more difficult if not impossible for any ghost hunters to be able to come behind you and gain permission. Be sure to followrepparttar 122239 rules.

So having equipment in hand and knowing how to use it, you feel you are ready to begin your first ghost hunt. Decide where you will be going. Make sure you takerepparttar 122240 length of time it takes to get there into consideration. It would be wise to take a trip there and take preliminary pictures duringrepparttar 122241 day time. You can use these for comparison if you capture something unusual or interesting on your film. Make a map ofrepparttar 122242 area so you know where you will want to walk and also so you don't get lost. Not every place has a fence. Taking a trip to your decided-upon place is also a good idea so you can see what obstacles might be in your way duringrepparttar 122243 day. Returning at night gives you an idea of what you will be confronted with.

Take your trip to your decided-upon destination. Take pictures. Take lots of pictures. Talk torepparttar 122244 ghosts that reside there. You can ask permission to take their picture. Some people do this as they feel it allows them to get pictures. It couldn't hurt and might help. Dorepparttar 122245 same when you are attempting to capture EVP. Be sure that if you take more than a few people that this is not a giggle-fest. You want to be respectful ofrepparttar 122246 area andrepparttar 122247 ghosts resting there. You don't want to be playing on any graves or running around if you are in a cemetery. You don't want to be running around anywhere no matter where you are. Try to be quiet, be respectful. Ghosts are people too!!

I hope these hints and techniques help you on your ghost hunts. Remember to be mindful and think. Don't wander aimlessly like you don't know what you are doing. Pay attention. The best thing you can use is your mind.

You can have a great ghost hunt and perhaps get some great pictures if you just take your time and use some common sense. Ghost hunting is fun, pleasurable, interesting and if you read up onrepparttar 122248 history ofrepparttar 122249 site you are investigating can give you a good idea of just what took place onrepparttar 122250 ground you are standing on. These are very simple techniques I have given you, use them wisely.

Happy Ghost Hunting!!

Gloria Young has been a ghost hunter and paranormal investigator for over 10 years. She has dedicated her life to researching paranormal activity. She has written, "Faces of a Ghost Hunter" as well as three other books. She founded the paranormal research group, "Ghost Trackers". She has co-produced two documentaries on ghost hunting. (

Oneness and Diversity

Written by John Cali

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“So let us begin this discussion today with that premise, and that promise. We promise you this: You are far grander and more powerful than you have ever imagined.

“We like to userepparttar term ‘All That Is.’ There are many other, perfectly acceptable, terms you may prefer to use. For example, God, Goddess, Great Spirit, Christ, Allah, Jehovah, and so on. All these terms represent that universal energy that permeates and empowers and energizes all creation, all that is.

“So, within this vast Universe you have a vast diversity. As John said . . . every snowflake is unique, diverse. And yet all are snowflakes, one. So there is no contradiction between diversity and oneness. They exist side-by-side and in perfect harmony. We would like to see you humans dorepparttar 122235 same. And you will, sooner or later.

“The oneness we speak of encompasses vast diversities. The beauty ofrepparttar 122236 oneness is that it can encompass such vast diversities without any individual qualities being lost inrepparttar 122237 crowd, if you will. And that in no way diminishesrepparttar 122238 oneness, but rather enhances it.

“Part ofrepparttar 122239 diversity is that all of you in human form exist simultaneously in spirit form. Linear time does not exist inrepparttar 122240 realms of spirit. So you are, at one andrepparttar 122241 same ‘time,’ physical and nonphysical. It has always been so, and always will be. It isrepparttar 122242 wayrepparttar 122243 Universe is established.

“Now, given that, it is to be expected that some individuals (physical and/or nonphysical) will be able to access more or less ofrepparttar 122244 oneness of All That Is than others. It all depends on where, in his or her evolution and growth,repparttar 122245 human or spirit is.

“There is no judgement here, no higher or lower, no superior or inferior. It’s purely a matter of where each being is in her/his growth cycle. And it’s always a never-ending cycle, whetherrepparttar 122246 being is focused primarily inrepparttar 122247 physical or nonphysical.

“So some of you (and by ‘you’ we mean humans and spirits alike) are able to access greater levels of awareness and energies than others.

“Let us put this into more concrete terms.

“When John first started communicating withrepparttar 122248 entity called Chief Joseph many years ago, he (John) was a real novice at this sort of thing. And he was often nervous and tense when asked to channel Chief Joseph.

“But as John became more comfortable in his own abilities and inrepparttar 122249 abilities of his spirit guides, his powers of communication (or channeling, if you prefer) became greater. And he was able to reach into, if you will,repparttar 122250 higher aspects of this entity you and he have known as Chief Joseph. John was able to reach into what you might callrepparttar 122251 Joseph soul group. A group of spirits that comprises a very highly evolved and powerful family of teachers.

“And now, today, he has indeed become a point of focus, for this evolved group. A group which certainly includesrepparttar 122252 wise being you know as Chief Joseph, but also other beings.

“So within this group we have a vast diversity and, atrepparttar 122253 same time, a unity and oneness of purpose. The energies,repparttar 122254 vibrations of each part of this group are harmonious with allrepparttar 122255 other parts.

“And so you haverepparttar 122256 diversities blending intorepparttar 122257 oneness. And then that oneness brings forthrepparttar 122258 teachings (reminders, really) to lead each of you in human form back torepparttar 122259 remembering of who you truly are, gods and goddesses all.

“All is diverse, all is one, and all is All That Is. So walk confidently onrepparttar 122260 earthly paths you have chosen. And know all is well. You are loved and appreciated far more than you know.”

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