Soul Reader28 June 2011 at 9:55amPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
Just zooming in very quickly with hugs and hello's! I am about to leave the house and head to the Austin Airport, it is almost 4am here and my plane leaves at 6:10am. So I'd better get truckin'!
See those that are attending also at the hotel, for those that are not I will try to get much more pictures this time around!
Love, Peace and Respect always,
mooniest29 June 2011 at 12:12amPosts: 1531 (0 today)Status: offline
speaking of hotels . my stay at the very victorian Adelphi was so peaceful.
As I sat out in the courtyard, which is adorned by bountiful shrubs and trees, sipping a cup of Earl Grey. I noticed an inch worm hanging by it's weblike string. It was just me and him. Very peaceful.
As I was walking down Broadway in Saratoga yesterday afternoon, I noticed a vacant store with a rather large store front window.
In this window, was a bird, who apparently got in but could not get out.
He was scared at my presence & tried like the dickens to fly away. It attempted that three times, each time it hit the glass.
I felt so bad and so helpless. All I could do was to walk away to avoid causing the little bird any more stress.
I just wonder how many other people did the same thing. It was painful to see this bird crashing into the window glass.
This morning, I decided to check up on him and he was no longer in that window.
I consider that a success story.
K'Ehleyr29 June 2011 at 12:20amPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
mooniest29 June 2011 at 12:29amPosts: 1531 (0 today)Status: offline
that's a sweet thought Ezri.
Thanks for the visual gift!!
I do so remember this movie and that scene, but the words had long been forgotten.
K'Ehleyr29 June 2011 at 4:09amPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
I posted a picture of my daughter one Hallween when a paranormal vortex showed up, uninvited mind you
I posted it at Anne Rice's FB and here's her reply:
Anne Rice: Fascinating. She has a thoughtful expression. Was she writing poetry in her heart?
I told Leesh, she said and I passed it on to Anne
Alysia: I always write poetry in my heart
here's the link - a vortex is supposed to be a portal to another dimension, or just light in the camera
Big Time ideas29 June 2011 at 5:45amPosts: 1923 (0 today)Status: offline
That's amazing, Ezri. I got some orange echtoplasmy stuff in some halloween photos once.
K'Ehleyr29 June 2011 at 6:01amPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
right thread this time - those painkillers must be kicking in lol
The Veil Is Thin
Posted on October 28, 2010 by toriminardwrites
Some of you may have heard that, traditionally, people believed that on Halloween night the "veil between the worlds" becomes thin and allows spirits to pass through more easily. That's where some of the Halloween ghost traditions came from. What exactly is this veil and why does it become thin? Here's my theory.
The veil refers to the aspect of our mind or consciousness that keeps us in the land of the living, in ordinary reality, and therefore unable to perceive the other side, or the spirit world. The other side is with us all the time, but we usually can't tell it's there because the veil prevents us from seeing it. This is probably a good thing. If we went around "seeing dead people" all the time, it would be hard to get anything done.
Why does the veil become thin on Halloween? Because Halloween is a liminal â€” or between â€” sort of time. Halloween was called Samhain by the Celts (pronounced sowen, not sam hane). In modern Gaelic, Samhain is the name for the month of November. It's also the traditional beginning of the winter season. Halloween is really Samhain Eve, or the night before the beginning of November/winter.
Maybe you can see where I'm going with this. Samhain/Halloween is in between summer and winter. All places and times that are in between are magically potent. Because Halloween is neither summer nor winter, but something in between, it is symbolically connected to both. And in magical thinking, that also connects it to both ordinary reality and spirit world reality.
Here are some other in between times and places: midnight, noon, dusk, dawn, thresholds, gates, Midsummer Night, Winter Solstice, and May Eve/Beltane (between winter and summer). These are also traditionally associated with spirits, fairies, and magic. There's a reason Shakespeare called his play Midsummer Night's Dream.