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Modern Burial barrow: Pagan point of view & psychic reading

Posted in ancestors, animals, burial Barrow, butterflies, heritage, leylines, location readings, pagan and wiccan, Pareidolia, witches butterfly on May 7, 2017 by Psychic eevee

The other weekend we went to visit a modern burial barrow,one of the first to be built in the UK,the owner kindly let me hang around to take photos for my graves and monument website (I have not edited my proper photography yet)

What is unusual about this is that it is not actually for burials like the barrows in Neolithic times were, this is for cremation ashes, personally I have a huge aversion towards cremation ๐Ÿ˜ฆ so cannot see myself wanting to end up here but it is a truly beautiful place and you can be any religion ,the man who owns it is Christian but he said any religion can use it and any ceremonies can be carried out there as long as they are respectful, so I approve of that.

He was interested to see what I made of it as a wiccan and psychic

This location is amazing ,it took only six stone masons five months ,BY HAND ,to make and only the six monoliths at the front are fixed in place, the rest of the stones are just stacked !

With the sentinel monolith stone guarding it,anyway let’s start at the beginning….

First we stopped in the car to have a cup a soup lunch,I was hoping the rosemary cracker’s would make me more psychic

It is tucked away in a lovely peaceful countryside location where you hear only birdsong,its a short walk from the carpark,we found an old barn with old farm equipment

Would love this old wagon for my garden

People out hiking in the flat “fens”

A lovely wooded area

Complete with fairy bridge

I couldn’t believe it…a witches butterfly followed me all the way there ! (See other witches butterflies blogs)

Then another wiccan sign…a moon gazey hare came running directly at us !! Have never seen one that close before

Due to my beliefs in the Goddess /mother earth,I saw the shape of this as a pregnant woman,and that the passed on people would go in here to be reincarnated …”from womb to tomb to womb” the inside is circular,like infinity, the circle of life,the circle of reincarnation. The shape was motherly and welcoming, not gloomy and morbid,I preferred its shape to the more common long barrow

Trust me ,these photos do not do it justice !! These are just camfone snaps, when I have edited my proper photography I will add a link

The square niches are for the urns,they are finished with stone covers that can be personalised,I didn’t take photos of the finished ones out of respect to the families.

I did not get a snap of the ceiling but it is round,giving it even more of an appearance of a pregnant woman in my opinion.

I should imagine this will attract bats and all sorts of animals but that will just add to the atmosphere ๐Ÿ™‚

Some beautiful hand felted urns.

Hubby with the man who owns it -he was fascinating to talk to,very friendly and educational.

Blowing out the candles

I helped to blow the candles out which was quite an honour.

In darkness …from glorious and atmospheric to silent and somber.

When it is all lit up ,it is the most peaceful place, not at all depressing or sad,you feel only happiness at the lives remembered here.

Although you can see your breath, it is not cold !!

It is not at all “spooky” you could spend hours in here lost in thought meditating and I imagine the acoustics would be awesome for singing or playing musical instruments.

Wherever you walk you find light,because it comprises two circular areas ,kind of a metaphor to me for spirits finding their way to the next life.

The contrast of blue and yellow stone really is spectacular in the candle light,the owner let me keep some for my rock collection ๐Ÿ™‚ although the barrow is modern,the stones are not.

My psychic feeling here was of being transported rapidly back in time to my ancestors in the Hebrides and my Celtic ancestors in Ireland,I saw also my Norse heritage,I didn’t pick up on any spirits of anyone who had been interred in the barrow,I am kind of glad about that,I think it shows they are truly at peace.

I did see two cloaked guardians standing on top of the barrow ,they were holding “stangs” (two pronged wooden staffs) and got the word “Iceni” they were a tribe in these parts

I got the names “Oleb ” and “Cajeb”

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceni

I saw also a woman in tattered clothes gathering lavender (of which there actually wasn’t any at the site ) she was in the small wooded area to the left and kept looking furtively around,she had a withered arm and I was given the name Molly Passill,I don’t know if she was stealing the lavender or one of those sad unfortunates accused of witchcraft,she didnt mind me looking but when she saw my husband glance in her direction she vanished,she was followed by a big Irish wolfhound type dog and a boy aged about 7 who wore nothing more than a dirty shawl round him,the name given for him was Edwin…no surname,do not know if they were related.but I feel they were true “heathens” =heath dwellers.

I smelt bonfire smoke ,there were no fires that I could see.

I was more fascinated in the sentinel stone,

I felt very drawn to this and although it could probably be put down to pareidolia I saw things in it ,looking like a cave painting I saw an upside down sort of half cat/half dog animal :front half cat,back half dog,which I believe is the sites power animal.

I also saw a side profile of a bearded Druid like man,he was wearing some sort of band across his forehead and the words “Hawthorne harvest” jumped out.! Hawthorne is a protective plant to Pagans and I feel that if some isn’t planted around the site then it will appear naturally and MUST NOT be cut down !

On pointing out the animal figure to everyone they also saw it but that of course can be down to the power of suggestion !

However, I was very fascinated that a Christian lady said she could see something with antlers in the sentinel stone ,and I said that with our beliefs that would be seen as Cernunnos,the nature God ! And seeing him must mean he approved and is protecting the site.

I had asked previously by email if this barrow had been specifically built on a ley line as it would have been originally ,I was told no,but I bet that without knowing it ,it actually is on one and a very strong one too (I shall look into that)

Despite this being a modern barrow and for people of all religions there is no getting away from the fact that Pagans still watch over these important sacred stones and monuments,it doesn’t matter if they are Neolithic or made last year !

The weird hairdye pattern

Posted in bowie, Pareidolia on January 28, 2017 by Psychic eevee

Last week I gave in and dyed my hair black again, while I was waiting for it to set I was thinking about which David Bowie tattoo to get, i struggle when dyeing my hair due to my illnesses but I somehow managed to do it alone,however I didn’t notice the mess I had made.

Hubby said “nice tattoo” when I looked in the mirror I saw that some dye had dripped on my back and made a bizarre shape.

Obviously its just pareidolia and I am just seeing what I want to see but I swear I was thinking of getting a tattoo of him in that exact place,one of him standing there singing, that pattern looks like someone holding a microphone !

I have seen a photo of him like that but cannot think for the life of me where !  Which is really annoying

I googled for “bowie silhouettes”

That bottom right one is close but not quite it

It kind of also reminds me of the “lodger” album cover

Pareidolia is common,where we see faces and figures out of random patterns ,its just odd that I was thinking of a tattoo at that same time and that is the only place I spilt the hair dye, i normally get it EVERYWHERE !!
UPDATE:

Still not found the exact photo I want but look at the hat !!

Look at the legs

Imagine this one with the hat on (that hair dye pattern even looks like it has a hat like that !) and a microphone ,arrrgghh I WILL find that photo

“ghost” photos

Posted in cottingley fairies, not paranormal, paranormal, paranormal experiments, paranormal photos, Pareidolia, victorian ghosts on November 15, 2016 by Psychic eevee

I see so many posts about Victorian ghost photos it is driving me bananas !

For example : apparently the boy on the right is a ghost

There are two reasons that this is not true

(1) faked ghost photos in the Victorian era were all the rage because spiritualism was at it’s height

(2) the ridiculous time the shutter had to be left open to allow enough light in ,causing the slightest movement to be blurry

In Victorian studios they had to use head braces to keep the subject still for long enough

When I was at photography college I did an experiment,I left a pinhole camera at a building site for 20 minutes,it was a busy building site full of vehicles and workmen,due to the 20 min exposure time ,the men did not even appear on the photo at all as they were moving too fast and the vehicles came out looking ghostly !

Here is an example of a fake Victorian ghost photo,someone learnt how to do double exposures and a big business was born

Even modern cameras struggle with exposure time ,here my duck moved a fraction of a second, giving a ghostly glow

My grandkids looked strange on this one

They look see through because my tablet camera is dreadful

A see through cat who is not a ghost

I did that one of my husband on purpose,simply using low light

I see many photos of “ghost lights” for example in graveyards,the streaky lights can simply be streetlights in the background not noticed at the time and the movement of the camera captures them as trails, you can see how its done from my photos above,fair enough those are obvious because its a motorway ,but one streetlight in the background can cause that effect !

We’ve all seen amazing photos like this one

Where the photographer has used a tripod and a very very long exposure time

There are so many fakes out there that it’s getting annoying ,ive lost count of how many different people have captured the same ghost on a photo, these normally come from camera phone apps that allow you to insert ghosts .

Talking of fakes : I just do not understand how people were fooled by the cottingley fairy photos for 70 odd years ! Even so called paranormal expert Arthur Conan Doyle believed them

I did an emulation project of them for photography collage, I put my prints in an antique photo album and got a distinction mark for it

(Thanks to the Dyne girls for being my models)
I’ve done all manner of tests on orbs /streaks/fogs etc and really must post my “not paranormal” photos when I can find them

Here are some motion blur photos of my three little sisters I did,in the bottom one you can see I got one sister to stay still while the other two moved really fast

Unfortunately the camera DOES lie ,as do some people behind them !!
E Vachos

UPDATE : only this evening I saw this on Facebook so had to comment, why are paranormal pages still posting these things and asking if they are real ?! *bangs head on wall* any good paranormal investigator /website should know this basic stuff

Four year olds with really bad tablet cameras can accidentally take some good “ghost” photos,pretty sure this is not a ghost as it’s me and last time I checked I was alive !!

Haunted mirror

Posted in mirrors, paranormal, paranormal our house, paranormal photos, Pareidolia, spirit contact, spirit voices on July 12, 2016 by Psychic eevee

I got this wooden mirror years ago from an antique shop in Cambridge, you can tell how old it is by the pins holding the glass in .
Before I made my own black scrying mirrors I used to use this.
It has always had an eerie feeling about it,because my grand daughter said it is creepy I moved it from the living room to my bedroom two nights ago and it was interesting !
Due to my tinnitus I listen to a rain machine when I am going to sleep,all it has is recorded noises on it (was given to me by my audiologist) it is NOT a receiver of any kind,the first night the mirror was in my room I was woken by unintelligible voices coming from the rain machine which annoyed me so I turned it off
That day I had taken photos of the mirror for this blog

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I noticed this face which I assumed was simply paredolia (illusion) caused by the old warped glass ,but on closer inspection you can actually see a proper eye,complete with pupil,iris and a ring round the outside of the iris !! Even hubby noticed and he is quite sceptical

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I know whose eye it is but I will not be revealing who it is just yet as I have a big blog to write

I shall be doing some sleep recordings tonight
UPDATE MAY 2017

https://eeveelily.wordpress.com/2017/05/21/my-crafts-new-book-of-shadows/

FULL APPARITION OF LOCAL WITCH ? AND A BIT ABOUT STONE TAPE / GREY LADIES AND SOME OF MY OLD PARANORMAL EXPERIMENTS

Posted in living residual haunts, paranormal, paranormal photos, Pareidolia, RESIDUAL HAUNTS, stone tape theory, witches with tags , , , , , on January 5, 2014 by Psychic eevee

I have been so busy being unwell ย that I totally forgot about this !!

what we believe to be an almost full apparition of a caped old man or woman holding a staff

I was not actually “ghost hunting” at the time, I was doing part of my photography project where I hang out of the car window

to get blurred landscapes or lights

this particular road near us is very haunted and we have seen and photographed many things along there

this one is maybe one of the best so far apart from a strange beast like thing that is probably the owner of the best noise we recorded that photo is in our archives and I will dig it out when I get time, but the videos are on my private facebook

I did “sense” an old woman at the time but did not actually see her in front of me, I saw her in my “minds eye” I usually see spirits in “negative” form, probably because I am a photographer, but I did not expect to photograph her

I do not have time to go into the whole history of our area but some of you know about the weird story of us ending up living in this village that has the tragic history of three innocents, an old man, his old wife and their daughter being hung as witches, coming here was obviously for a reason as I have become Wiccan (a white witch) myself since we moved here, it was like the “witches” wanted someone here who would understand them, odder still my son ended up living opposite the old prison where they were held, the cells that were in the basement are still there and can be seen through barred windows at ground level, then can you believe it he moved to a new home which has a lovely view of the common that they were hung on, we investigated a pub that had links to Cromwell, Lady Cromwell was instrumental in having the “witches ” hung, we investigated Cromwells old mansion and I photographed his face clear as day in a third floor window ! the pub had gates that used to belong to the prison,

there are many other links to but to cut a very long story short , I believe this to be the apparition of a “witch” not a demonic black witch as the family were accused of being but simply the old lady who dressed in capes to keep out the cold, used a staff as a walking stick and brewed up herbal potions, in the past she would of walked that road to get to the main town from the village and in fact was first accosted on that road and accused of witchcraft,

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this photo was taken in the summer of last year, as a qualified photographer I have ruled out all “normal” explanations that I can and what jumps out at me immediately is although the photo is blurred , because like I say I was in a moving car she appears to be without motion blur, therefore telling me she is not simply part of the natural motion blur, she is standing still

of course it may just be pareidolia ( which is where our brains are wired to recognise faces out of busy visuals, usually seen in brick walls ,mirrors with smudges, trees, reflections of trees in windows and even wallpaper) in which case it is just a cool illusion but my psychic senses say otherwise

it may be that you do not see what I see, I have shown this to various people and only one could not see it, for some people these apparitions literally JUMP out of photos of them, sometimes these apparitions show themselves only to psychics or people they think they can trust to look into their history

much like the often sighted grey women at mansions and castles she may well fade over time, like when you play a video over and over or have an old photograph that fades, many of these “grey” ladies have been spirits for centuries, they start out being seen in colour , then say another 100 years they fade some more til they are black ladies, then another hundred years and they are seen as grey, some more years white, some more years transparent, til they are no longer seen again, these hauntings are classed as cyclic or stone tape hauntings, theory has it that the walls of buildings particularly old ones somehow record visions and replay back to people sensitive enough to see them, these spirits are not usually “intelligent” and are usually seen doing the same thing all the time,,,just like a video, they do not react to anyone trying to communicate, over time, just like a video tape they eventually wear themselves out, so it could well be that if I see this woman again she will have faded ! a lot of people do not believe that graveyards are haunted, they believe that it is the least likely place to find spirits, well my team have reams and reams of evidence in graveyards ,even during the day that prove other wise and I think they specifically go to their head stones in the hopes that someone sensitive will come along, head stone=stone tape theory ? in our experience when they have spoken they are usually happy and keen to communicate or they go there hoping to see their loved ones if they visit the gravesite,

we proved that you can actually record evps of living people when they move out, we did thorough tests with this when one of our investigators who lived next door to me moved out and left the keys with me,I recorded his voice, his dog, him coming through the door at the time he usually got home etc and we even recorded through the letter box of another neighbour who had gone to prison, we recorded her saying exactly what she had said to me the day before ! and it was definitely her as she had an unusual accent, spookily enough when I tested my investigators house I actually recorded the sound of ME crying !! I had been crying in the house earlier in the day because I was sad he was leaving, well I know for a fact that I am not a spirit, I decided to call this “living residual evp” and emailed Ciaran O Keeffe about it, we had not seen that kind of experiment done before, we were using emf meters with lights to communicate with spirits about 20 years ago, and using dogs , way before “most haunted” “ghosthunters/taps” or “ghost adventures” I was idiot enough not to officially copyright our experiments and our first website is gone although I do have dated discs etc, with my living residual experiment I wondered how many people hearing “spirits” in their homes were actually just hearing stone tape recordings of previous tenants ! people in high emotional states can leave their recording in their homes, so people reporting hearing ghosts crying or screaming could well be picking up on the residuals of the previous tenants when they had a fight about something ?? kind of intriguing !!

another experiment I did was the 30 day evp experiment where I recorded every night at the same time in my house, night by night the voices got stronger, and on the very last night I totally forgot, I jumped out of bed cursing myself then laughed later when I heard a clear as day evp saying “go back to bed”

one of our other experiments was to get up the trust of a female murder victim by her gravestone, she was murdered by her boyfriend and obviously did not trust men so I did not take any male investigators with me, it was just myself and another woman, over a few months she learnt to trust us and rewarded us with showing herself as a full apparition on 35,mm which was brilliant for us because it meant we had negatives to prove no photo shop foolery, she was wearing the exact clothes of her era,

we have done some fascinating stuff over the years and I truly hope to get well enough to rebuild the website, we got so much evidence from various places that it was amazing, when these tv shows get excited to get an evp that says “hello” I know just how lucky I am that I often get sentences and even have spirits correcting me at times ! I seem to be an evp magnet, probably because I have the medical condition hypercasis which means my hearing is five times better than most people

also I have to say how annoyed I get when those para groups on tv insist on doing investigations in the dark through night vision all the time, of course people are going to see /hear things, it is the psychology of darkness, and when one person sees something fright and excitement travels round the group with the power of suggestion ! much like chinese whispers, we have had some of our very best evidence during the day, especially at places like air bases, well of course you are more likely to capture something at a place like that during the day, when people who are now spirits would of been working , if they do not know they are dead then they will continue to exist there and think they are still working, if you go there at night then probably all you will get is a sleeping ghost ! we always do day AND night investigations and we NEVER do just one, you cannot come to a conclusion after one visit, my whole office which is actually the biggest room in the house is wall to wall with case files, tapes,discs,videos, I am a stickler for documenting EVERYTHING, we never know when we may get called back or if another team asks what we gathered as evidence, some of our cases have ended up being three huge lever arch files, my initial visit with clients involves a two hour interview, which goes into all sorts of things such as medical conditions, by the end of that I can usually guess what is going on and 8/10 there is no haunting at all and it is nice to see the clients relieved that they are dealing with something environmental for example and not spooks in the night,

we also use old equipment ,we do not feel the need to buy the fanciest gadgets, some of the best “ghost hunters” in history used just a tape recorder, notepad and camera, a lot of the new fangled cameras have things filtered out that basically ruin what we NEED to see, we are old fashioned in our approach but it works for us, we never take lots of unknown people with us, you never know what they have dabbled in and 30 people all flashing off cameras at once is just going to give you lens flare “apparitions” , lots of people stomping about is going to give you dust “orbs” and lots of people whispering are just going to give you false evps, I like to keep my team small, spirits tend to trust smaller groups

anyway, I shall waffle no further, I just thought it was a bout time I did a post about the paranormal on here until I get the website and all the archives back up and running,we have so much stuff that it will take me at least six months and right now I am too ill : (

PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THIS AROUND AS IT IS GOING TO BE IN MY BOOK, IF YOU WANT TO USE IT PLEASE ASK FOR PERMISSION BECAUSE JUST RECENTLY I FOUND ONE OF MY THEORIES IN A PARANORMAL BOOK AND THE AUTHOR DID NOT MENTION ME !!! it was about a so called ghost penguin being seen walking a street, I immediately pointed out to the website (which was a paranormal database..and yes I do have the email that I sent them) that I thought it more likely to be a plague doctor, they wore masks like beaks full of herbs so they did not have to smell the rotten stench and in those days they wore black capes ,which in the half light could be mistaken for folded down wings I guess, so that is why I am not keen on people sharing my work without asking me first and crediting my name, I am disabled now so actually just sitting here writing this takes a lot out of me

you can read more about the witches in the “witches” link on the main page

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