Sting and The Police were so fascinated by it that they named their final studio album after it, and Carl Jung, the prominent Swiss psychologist, dedicated his career to it. What do the musicians and the psychologist have in common? Synchronicity, or as Jung called it, "the acausal connecting principle." Interestingly, when you read the works of Jung, synchronicity begins to sound more like a law of nature than a psychological principle. And in fact, to … [Read more...]
Psychics And Such Section
In our psychics and such section we have articles, stories, commentary and research concerning the mystical, metaphysical and divine. Did you know the word 'divination' comes from the word divine? Psychic phenomenon is as old as recorded history so we thought worthy of it's own category.
A great number of books have been written about dreams and dream interpretation. Many of them offer generalized meanings for various dream symbols – i.e., "horses refer to male sexuality," "arrows are the phallus," etc. Similarly, online searches on the topic of dreams will lead predominantly to "dream dictionaries" that have cut-and-dry translations for virtually any sort of dream motif imaginable. Because so much of human experience is … [Read more...]
The practice of divination involves the use of ordinary materials to gain extraordinary information. If you have ever seen a movie in which a character used a forked stick, called a "divining rod," to seek an underground source of water, then you are familiar with one of the most common and practical forms of divination. Divination can be used for many other purposes, though. Examples include determining the sex of an unborn child, finding lost objects and much … [Read more...]
You have seen the beautiful tarot decks at a store or fair. You may have gotten a reading from a professional. The Tarot interest you. You buy the deck that calls to you with its artwork. Now what do you do? How do you actually use your beautiful, new tarot deck? You can, of course, read the little pamphlet and memorize all the meanings of all the cards, upright and reversed (when a tarot card is drawn upside down is called 'reversed'). You might discover, however, … [Read more...]
The question of whether animals can exhibit psychic behavior when they are alive, or become ghosts when they are dead, is a controversial and interesting one. Animal lovers passionately will explain that the answer to both questions is an emphatic “yes”! On the other hand, many believe that animals do not have a soul which means they cannot return as ghosts. They argue that those who believe their pets can sense the presence of a paranormal in the vicinity … [Read more...]