Friday, August 24, 2012

John Zaffis Museum of the Paranormal

A tour of some of the items (dolls, puppets, clowns are always creepy to me) at "Haunted Collector" John Zaffis musuem. John Zaffis Museum of the Paranormal

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Black Salt Synchronicity

Watching last night's episode of The Dead Files, and near the end of program during the reveal, medium Amy Allen suggests the "hauntee" use black salt (among other items) to help the spirit along her way.

I knew of the use of regular old salt for protection, but was unaware of black salt. "Interesting" I thought to myself. "I must find out more about black salt."

This morning, while shopping at Market of Choice here in Eugene, I was in the bulk spice and herb section. (Looking for spirulina in bulk.) I noticed right away the store had changed the way they arranged items since last week (last time I shopped there) and they also changed their containers. And right away, the one thing that visually jumped out at me, was a container of black salt!

Now I don't know if the store has always carried black salt; if so, I've never noticed it before. When I told Jim about this he said "You should have bought some; synchronicity." I said I did think of getting some, that it was a sign, but was trying to be careful of money. (The bulk spirulina wasn't cheap.)

Now of course, I have to get some. Or, make my own. In Googling "black salt" I found this delightful blog: Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom. Here's her entry on black salt:Magical Black Salt: What it is, how to make it, how to use it

According tho this hubpage, black salt is: "Black Salt called Kala Namak in Hindi."

Of course, there is a difference, so it seems and one can assume, between mundane black salt that occurs naturally, and the black salt used for spiritual practices.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Lost pendant: Just an odd little coincidence

This is really nothing but just this side of weird enough to note. Around this past April, I had misplaced a necklace. Nothing special at all, I just really liked the thing; a small bronze glittery ball on a bronze colored chain. I looked everywhere, couldn't find it. Looked in all the places: all my purses, my jewelry dresser thing, drawers, under the bed, you name it. It seemed to be lost. Every now and then I'd go and look again but it never turned up.

This morning, as I was doing the dishes, I had the random thought "I really want to find my necklace!" Then I put it out of my mind. This afternoon, I picked up my large canvas bag I use as an overnight bag. I had tossed it on a chair when I returned from an overnight visit out of town a couple of days ago. I pick up the bag to put it in the closet, and, as I'm zipping it up, I notice something sparkly on top of the zipper. There it is, the little bronze necklace! It was just like someone had specifically placed it there. I was very surprised of course -- no idea where it could have come from! -- but was grateful and made sure I said so to whoever, or whatever, it was that put it there for me to find.