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Retrieving the soul - all about Soul Retrievals

The home of Spiritualism - Stansted Hall

Reincarnation - is this proof?

The Science of Philosophy

The Sweet By and By

Hunting the paranormal at Saltmarshe Hall, East Yorkshire


 

Double, Double, toil and trouble ...

With the popularity of films such as those in the Harry Potter series some will be asking what is a witch.  There are those who believe that witchcraft is a religion.  They would be wrong.  Wicca is as recognised a religion as Christianity or Islam but you don’t need to be Wiccan to be a witch.

Wicca is based on traditions often found in Celtic in pre-Christian times.  Archaeologists have discovered evidence of these belief systems and have found that many of them were associated with Mother Earth and nature.  Our ancestors literally worship the ground they walked on and appreciated all forms of nature in a very similar manner to the beliefs of Native Americans.

Thousands of years ago Wiccan people worshipped a god who was a hunter and a goddess who was the epitome of fertility – cave paintings around 30,000 years old testify to these beliefs as they emerged thousands of years before Christianity.

Wicca is a modern pagan religion and involves worship of both a god and a goddess.  They are two sides of the same coin and can be compared to yin and yang or the sun and moon.  The god can be seen sometimes as the green_manGreen Man (left)  - a personification of the naturalness of the forest.  The goddess is sometimes compared to the Christian Trinity in comprising a maiden, a mother and an old crone.  These three typify virginity, fertility and wisdom and in some parts of Wicca the goddess is the senior deity.

Historically witches were otherwise known as wise women.  They understood natural things including herbs and creatures of the wild, the seasons and especially a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle.  They were healers and teachers and many of them were mother figures within their community.

However ancient Christians didn’t appreciate this knowledge and folklore and the early Christian church did its best to rid itself of such people in the hope that the populace would turn to the Christian God for succour and support.

In the 16th and 17th centuries, they did this by waging a war of words against Wiccans, making them out to be evil and the sort that no decent Christian person would associate with.  Such superstitions have continued over the years and witches are still seen as evil and wicked, not just in looks but in deeds as well.

Children’s fairy stories are littered with witches doing bad things, often to the story’s heroine, and such tales have perpetuated the bad name of witches.  Perhaps Harry Potter fans are beginning to realise that witches don’t have to be evil and can be a power for good.

But what is witchcraft?  Followers of the craft believe in free will and promote an understanding of Mother Earth and natural matters and a responsibility for self.  Witches create spells with the intention of improving love and healing and harmony.

Witches believe in spirituality of all natural objects; every tree, every rock, every bush and every cloud is a part of nature and should be respected and revered for what it is.  Wiccans accept and acknowledge four elements - earth air fire and water, and many also believe in a fifth element – spirit or soul.

Wiccans live by a golden rule: ‘harm none’ and they tolerate any and every action providing it doesn’t violate that golden rule.  It should also be pointed out that the golden rule of ‘harm none’ applies to animals as well.  Wiccans and witches do not sacrifice animals or indeed any living being.

Another of the witchcraft beliefs is known as the ‘law of three’.  This says that whatever we do will be returned to us three times as strongly, so if a witch wishes harm on someone then three times as much harm will befall that witch.  On the other hand, if love or healing is bestowed on somebody or something then the witch herself receives three times as much love or healing.

There have been many tales of witches in their covens dancing around woods at midnight without any clothes on.  This is firstly because they believe the day starts at sunset, and secondly it is often because during the day witches and wiccans have other things to do like normal everyday jobs.  To dance naked or ‘sky clad’ is to feel closer to the elements which are revered by wiccans and witches.

One of the central tenets of weekends is reincarnation.  They believe that after death the soul goes to live in ‘Summerland’ before it is reincarnated back onto the earth.

Wiccans practice very many rituals at their meetings.  These start with a rite of passage for all initiates and following this those new to the craft you learn how to use tools and implements within their rituals.  Other rituals include hand fasting, which takes the place of a Christian wedding and wiccaning, the crafts equivalent to a Christian christening.

 There are many wiccans who believe in magic but there are very few who practise black magic.  The vast majority of those who indulge in magic are white witches and believe in using their powers to help and heal and do good works for people who need it.

Debbie le May

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Retrieving the soul

What exactly is soul retrieval?

Soul retrieval is described as ‘a contemporary therapeutic practice rooted in the 50,000 year old tradition of shamanism’, and it is attracting significant attention in the modern Western world as the holistic healthcare movement continues to gather force.

Shamans believe that we are all born with a fixed amount of energy or power, which is enough to sustain us through life.  But we can become attached to events or relationships with others (such as ex-lovers) and can give our energy away.  Once this energy leaves us, it creates a hole in our energy field which other energy can enter, which shamans call ‘spirit intrusion’, or our own energy can continue to leak away, a situation known as ‘soul loss’. 

This can cause us to feel bad or unwell, either because of the loss of our power when we give away our energy or because of the entrance into our bodies of other, useless energy, although shamans believe there is no such thing as ‘bad’ energy, just energy which is not helpful to us or which is in an inappropriate place.

In order to maintain health or to recover from illness we have to get back the power (energy) we have lost.  Soul retrieval is an effective way of doing this.

In the last few years the practice of soul retrieval has become seen by many people as a powerful alternative to psychotherapy, although shamanic healers would rather see it as complementary to therapy, since the approach itself is action-orientated rather than discussion-based or led by analysis. 

Despite its name, soul retrieval is an intensely practical, down to earth approach which produces surprisingly immediate and powerful results.  It is also a very democratic procedure – everyone from high-pressured City financiers to labourers with back ache are turning to shamanic practitioners for help. 

Part of the reason for the success of soul retrieval is its direct focus on the client in a totally holistic way.  Soul retrieval supports the whole person and caters for their spiritual, mythic, and emotional needs, not just those of the body the focus for conventional medicine, or the mind – the territory of the analyst. 

However, the intense focus on the client does not fully explain why soul retrieval works so effectively.  Whatever happens to the client during retrieval, it seems plain that they enter some other realm of understanding where their concerns are set in context against a bigger, deeper picture of reality.  Here, for the first time, they see their true role and their unique place in the universe.

The shaman’s explanation is simple.  Whenever we are traumatised, abused, hurt or neglected, parts of our soul split off and take refuge or become lost or trapped in what shamans call the ‘otherworlds’.  Physical accidents, emotional trauma, abuse, childhood neglect, assault, and rape are a few of the more common reasons for visiting a soul retrieval practitioner.  Love can also be a culprit – sometimes an ex-partner will not or cannot return our soul parts to us when a relationship ends (‘Till death us do part’) – and sometimes we give ourselves too freely in the first place (‘All that I am I give to you’). 

Faced with this hurt, the soul part takes flight.  In itself, this is an action of positive healing and self-protection.  It is only when the loss of this energy begins to have detrimental effects that the soul part needs to be returned.

Then, the task of the shaman in all cultures has been to search the otherworlds to find these fragments, or to guide the client so that she may enter this space to find them for herself, and then to bring them back.  It is the return of these soul parts which explains the new feeling of wholeness on the part of the client, say the practitioners.  The client is re-united with self and so, for the first time, can actually see their true situation and place in nature. 

There is another aspect of healing here too.  The shaman’s journey is a mythic, archetypal one, the quest of the hero to find lost treasure which, by its very nature, places the client at the centre of this drama in a position of tremendous value.  Just a few minutes into a typical soul retrieval consultation, the client –perhaps for the first time ever – has been listened to impartially, had their story believed and had a difficult and dangerous journey taken on their behalf by someone acting expressly in their interests. 

Sometimes the shaman takes a journey for the client (or guides the client to take their own) to find the soul part (energy) they have given away.  This is usually represented in human form as an image of the client at the time the energy was lost, so the shaman may see the adult client at the age of six for example in a situation of stress such as a car accident.  It is not unusual for the shaman to be able to describe the child, the situation, what she is wearing, what she looks like, what is happening to her, etc, in some detail, and this is proved accurate on many occasions.  The shaman will then recover this energy by holding the child to him and bringing her back to our reality. 

Alternatively, the shaman guides the client to journey to find the soul parts of others that they may be holding on to.  The client then asks these soul parts how they can be released and is often given a ritual or some other action to perform.  This releases these parts back to their rightful owner.

The final stage is for the shaman to guide the client in journeying to the soul parts returned to her during the first meeting.  She can ask questions of the soul parts, see any recurring patterns in her life where she is liable to give away her power (in relationships, for example) and help the soul parts themselves to reintegrate.

It is usual to leave a gap of at least two weeks between each of these stages, although most clients feel a beneficial effect very quickly.  Many comment that they feel energy returning to them even as it is blown back into their bodies and 99% of people feel better within two to three weeks of a soul retrieval.

In a typical soul retrieval session, the shaman will purify and cleanse the room where the soul retrieval is to take place.  This is done using smudge, a mixture of sacred herbs with cleansing properties.  He will also smudge himself and the client.

The client and shaman will then discuss the problem and any symptoms and the shaman will decides whether he or the client should take this journey.  If the latter, the client lies on the floor in a precise trance position and is given detailed instructions for the journey.  The shaman maintains a steady beat throughout on a special medicine drum (pictured) and will give the client other instructions as necessary.

When the client brings the soul part back, the shaman takes it and blows it into the Energy Body of the client, then uses a rattle to seal the soul part in by rattling around the client’s body.  This will be followed by a discussion of the client’s journey and the shaman may make further recommendations and observations.  The session ends again with smudging.

Perhaps you feel you might benefit from a soul retrieval.  Do you feel incomplete and have no idea why you should feel this way?  Do you suffer from mild depression, have difficulty fitting in with others, have mental blocks or unfounded fears of things like fires, spiders, open spaces, the sea etc.

Perhaps you already have knowledge of trauma in your life such as the passing of a loved one, being rejected by the other children at school, abuse, rape or perhaps you often get ill or just don’t feel right.  These things could be caused by something in this life or a previous life.

When a terrible thing happens to you, or something so insignificant that you cannot actually remember what has happened, a part of your soul might leave you in order for you to be able to cope with what has happened.  This hole in your aura can leaves you open to depression, anxiety or illness as extreme as cancer.  To have a soul retrieval, parts of your soul can be brought back to make your outer shell complete and whole again. 

I can offer soul retrieval sessions at £25 per session; you would need between one and possibly three sessions according to how many soul parts have left you.  For more information contact me on 07875 565762, e-mail marilynwhitestar@hotmail.com or visit my website www.pathsofwisdom.co.uk

Marilyn Whitestar

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The home of Spiritualism

Stansted Hall, just outside Bishop’s Stortford in Hertfordshire, is the home of the Arthur Findlay College.

The original Stansted Hall (pictured) dates back to 1420 and over the years it has had many owners.  Around 1871 the hall was allowed to fall into to a state of ruin until the architect Robert Armstrong, together with the Fuller-Maitland family, ‘resuscitated’ the hall to its present glory in Tudor style with 19th century building techniques.

He included the two Adams fireplaces rescued from the old hall and had an Italian artist design and create the very ornate ceilings which are among the many other features we admire today.

The hall was finally completed in 1876 but unfortunately Mr Fuller-Maitland died before this time.  It was passed on to his son who in 1922 sold it together with hundreds of acres of land to a Scottish land speculator who then proceeded to break it all down into sizeable lots to resell.

So it was in 1923 when, upon his retirement from business in Scotland, Arthur J Findlay MBE JP, a former honorary President of the Spiritualists’ National Union, bought the estate together with 15 acres of land, gardens, lawns, feature trees and woodlands.

In 1945 Arthur Findlay mooted the idea of a Spiritualist College at Stansted Hall to the Spiritualist National Union and a will was drawn.  Nine years later the National Council accepted the proposed bequest of Stansted Hall.

It was in 1964 after his wife Gertrude Findlay passed away that Arthur J Findlay transferred Stansted Hall and part of the grounds to the union, and it was the following July that Arthur J Findlay passed to the higher life, and Stansted Hall then became the property of the Spiritualist National Union.

Most of the upkeep and maintenance was and still is carried out by volunteers who come from far and wide to give their services.

A college supporters fund was started to finance this work and in February 1970 the President, Gordon Higginson MSNU, and team of officers created The Friends of Stansted Hall and obtained charitable status under the Charities Act 1960 (Number 261287) in the said name, which also incorporated the College Supporters Fund.  Its object is to promote education in psychic science, and in particular to assist in the establishment and maintenance of a college for the advancement of psychic science in memory of J Arthur Findlay.

Over the last ten years ‘Friends’ have raised and donated over £35,000 to the college, which has funded building projects including a donation to the Pioneer Centre, the endowment of The Blue Room refurbishment and many other items of furniture and equipment for the benefits of the students and visitors to the hall.

So it is to this day everyone who attends the college enjoys the gracious splendour and atmosphere to work, study and relax in the peace and tranquillity of our beloved Stansted Hall.

The inaugural meeting of Friends was held on the 21st and 22nd February 1970, and at this meeting the constitution of the Friends of Stansted Hall – The Arthur Findlay College was adopted.

Gordon Higginson MSNU had recently become the President of the Spiritualists` National Union when he stood as chairman of the first Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Stansted Hall in November 1970, and set out the object of the charity in the statement above.

One hundred Friends signed the attendance roll for this first AGM and Gordon Higginson, in welcoming them, expressed a hope that foundations would be laid for the success of Stansted Hall.

The committee elected at that first AGM were Gordon Higginson, MSNU (Chairman), Bertha Frank (secretary), Wilfred Potter (treasurer), Frank Tams and Ethel Anderson.  With the committee empowered to co-opt two other persons, it was agreed that Laurie Wilson, President of the SNU 1950-1953, be invited to continue as legal adviser to the charity.

Early fund-raising activities included a garden party in the grounds of the hall which raised £499.17.10.  This had been organised by the Friends of Stansted Hall and the Union of Spiritualist Mediums.  The 1970 September Prize Draw had raised £255.5s.  Altogether a sum of £2,000 had been paid into the SNU Building Fund Pool; there was a sum of £400 in a deposit account and £146.14.2d in a current account.  There was also mention of people donating full books of Green Shield stamps.

Thus from a dedicated few who started raising funds in 1969 to save Stansted Hall and honour the memory of Arthur Findlay, the many Friends of Stansted Hall have, over the ensuing years, worked tirelessly in all kinds of ways, to raise funds, to work during Volunteers Week, and undertaken committee work.

Around 100 people had donated quite large sums and were founder members of the charity; each old age pensioner who had subscribed to the ‘Friends’ had been made an Honorary Life Member and at the time of the first AGM it was reported there were around 200 Founder or Honorary Life Members.  The total membership is recorded as 980.

By 1972 in a letter convening the third Annual General Meeting, Gordon Higginson reported: “The efforts to establish the Arthur Findlay College as a world centre for spiritual and psychic studies has now materialised and at last we are showing the world how our teachings can bring people of all nations together.”

Sufficient money had been raised by special efforts and donations to purchase eight new chairs for the lounge, recovered 10 chairs and four couches; the lounge and two passageways had been decorated, the paint provided by ‘Friends’ some of whom, with family members, had also carried out all the decorating and cleaning.  More people had stayed at the college than at any other time and the forward bookings were the highest ever.  Visitors from 15 different countries had been welcomed.

Following the 1972 AGM, Gordon Higginson invited all the past presidents of the Spiritualists` National Union to a forum to answer questions on the past, present and future of the Spiritualists` National Union and the Arthur Findlay College: Percy Wilson MA MSNU; Harry Dawson, MSNU; C I Quastel, MSNU; John Winning LRCP.

Mr Higginson said he thought the minimum number of ‘Friends’ should be 5,000!  So if you are reading this, and want to join ‘Friends’ and help him realise his `magic number` even now, then we shall be happy to welcome you to a family of Spiritualists, dedicated to the work  and memory of Arthur Findlay, and his expressed hope for a College of Excellence for Psychic Science.

The current committee comprising Keith Sangster (Chairman); Ken Smith (Treasurer); Karen Boughton (Secretary); Sherry V Wakeman (Membership); Rachel Casson (Healing & Education Studies) invite you to explore the various pages of the website (http://friendsofstanstedhall.com/) and find out how we are endeavouring to follow the dreams of the original dedicated few, and to honour all the dedication and hard work so very many ‘Friends’ have put in over the last 40 years to bring us to the present day.

In setting up the web-site we aim not only to be progressive, but in doing so, dedicate it to all ‘Friends’, known or unknown, who have worked so hard in so many ways to bring us to today.

Find the Arthur Findlay college at www.arthurfindlaycollege.org/


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Reincarnation

Do you believe in reincarnation?  There is an e-mail message doing the rounds at the moment which tells an interesting story:

At the beginning of this century in the Golan Heights of Syria, a three-year old boy clearly remembered where he’d been murdered in his previous life, just four years previously. 

He correctly identified the spot his body had been buried, the village he previously came from, and even the identity of his murderer. Is this proof that reincarnation is real?

At first, no one in his small Druze village believed him - that is, until he led village elders to the spot where he remembers being buried. The villagers dug up the spot where the boy said his former corpse was hidden and a skeleton was exactly where he said it would be.

The small boy said he was murdered with an axe in his previous life. A large axe mark on the skeleton corresponds to a birth-mark on the boy’s head. He also showed the elders where the murder weapon was hidden, and upon digging, they found an axe, right where he said. 

Mixed in with the group of Druze village elders was an Israeli doctor, Eli Lasch (pictured). 

Dr. Lasch recounted these astounding events to a German therapist, Trutz Hardo for his book, ‘Children Who Have Lived Before: Reincarnation Today,’ in which this boy’s story is retold, along with other stories of children who seem to remember their past lives with verified accuracy.

The boy was of the Druze ethnic group, and in his culture the existence of reincarnation is accepted as fact. His story still surprised his community, due to the clarity of his recollection of the events of his previous life and death and the proof he was able to produce.

Druze beliefs incorporate elements from Abrahamic religions, Gnosticism, Neoplatonism, Pythagoreanism and other philosophies creating a distinct theology known to highlight the role of the mind and truthfulness. The Druze call themselves Ahl al-Tawhid ‘the People of Monotheism’ or ‘the People of Unity’ or al-Muwahhidun, the Unitarians. 

The Druze believe, as some other cultures do, that birthmarks are related to past-life deaths.  This boy was born with a long, red birthmark on his head and as soon as he was old enough to talk, he told his family he had been killed by a blow to the head with an axe.

The boy also remembered the full name of his killer. When he confronted this man, the alleged killer’s face turned white, according to Dr. Lasch, in his account to author, Trutz Hardo, but the assailant did not immediately admit to the murder. 

However, faced with all of the evidence provided by the boy, the murderer was eventually compelled to admit to the crime and he was then legally charged. 

See also a two and a half minute video at Justice from Beyond the Grave

From www.ForbiddenKNowledgeTV.com/page/26414.html

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The science of philosophy

Today, every aspect of our lives is influenced by the modern scientific principle of proof and sound logic.  As a result humanity requires both proof and logic as far as philosophy is concerned too.  Only after testing it will people agree to accept its usefulness.  Truth and reality will be accepted only after they are tested with logic and scientific proof.

This insistence of ‘proof’ has challenged the very existence of Spiritual Sciences.  Man’s glory has its roots in high level faith that encompasses both sacred ideals and principles.  Logic and proof says that faith is ‘blind’, hence today we need to test spiritual values like faith, trust, ideals etc on the basis of scientific logic.  For this, very scientific research needs to be deployed.

Today everyone fully accepts the importance of material science.  It is important because it tests itself on the basis of logic, experimentation and research.  Of course, scientific findings can change every now and then.  The first time some proof is found it is not necessary that it will remain eternally correct because when newer discoveries and inventions appear the previous conclusions are rejected.  Thus any scientific finding is accepted as true only until new findings later disproved it.

What spiritual science has achieved is far more than the achievements of material science.  Spiritual philosophy is the foundation of human thought and the very life force of spirituality serious questions regarding the stall, the existence of God and the creation of the world can only be answered by spiritual philosophy.  Anyone who is open to truth can not be swayed by fanatical beliefs.

There was a time of many centuries back when our scriptures were thought to be beyond doubt.  Today because intellectualism and logic/proof is the ‘in’ thing scriptures will not be gulped down solely on the basis of faith. The philosophy of faith can only be reinstated today on the firm foundation of its utility, proof and truthfulness.  Nowadays we have to ensure that spiritual science is presented in a way that is appropriate to the computer age.

The highly intellectual class of this computer age can only be convinced by giving philosophical answers to philosophy, scientific answers to science and logical answers to logic.  Atheism is ruling the roost today simply because spiritual principles have not been shown to have sound scientific proof and logic behind them.

Yuga Rishi Shriram Sharma

www.shriramsharma.com/    

 

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The sweet by and by

My mother’s favourite gospel hymn was called ‘In the Sweet By and By’ and its chorus was: “We shall meet on that beautiful shore.” (Lots of recordings on the internet if you don’t know it!).  Whenever Mother sent someone a bereavement card she would mention the chorus of this hymn and she was often thanked for the comfort the words gave.

My mother was a Spiritualist all her adult life and she never doubted the existence of the next world and reunions with family already there.  I think that many people, Spiritualists or not, know instinctively that death is not the end but we should all remember that it is only the Spiritualist Church which can provide proof of a life hereafter.

This belief in an afterlife has come down through the ages.  The Pyramids of Egypt – those tombs of their rulers – were filled with objects to help the deceased in their future existence and they placed their ‘Book of the Dead’ in the tomb.  They also believed that the only way to have an afterlife was to be mummified and put in a sarcophagus (an Egyptian coffin) which was covered with complex symbols and signs.

The ancient Greeks believed that people had a soul and, like the Egyptians, they believed in life after death.  They believed that at death you had to cross the River Styx which was the river of death.  The river had a ferry to take you across and the ferryman’s name was Charon.  Of course Charon had to be paid for his services so relatives would place a coin in the mouth of the deceased to pay this toll as they believed that someone who could not pay the fee would never be able to cross the river and so reach life after death.  Today archaeologists have found that even the coffins of humble people they have excavated contain a coin to pay the boatman to ferry them across the river.

Even today many people think of death as crossing a river or a sea.  One of the last poems that Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote was called ‘Crossing the Bar’.  In it he refers to his departure from life into death.  He speaks of death as going out to sea.  The ‘bar’ is the last piece of land before you reach the sea and he asks that there be “no moaning at the bar” when he is put to sea (that is ‘don’t grieve for me’).  I particularly like his last two lines :-

                   “I hope to see my pilot (God) face to face

                     When I have crossed the bar.

A Baptist minister called Robert Lowry wondered why there were so many hymns about the river of death and he thought we should start thinking about crossing the river of life. He determined to write a more cheery hymn and he gave us that well known hymn called ‘Shall we gather at the river which flows by the throne of God’.

Our Victorian ancestors took a very gloomy view of death and this all started with Queen Victoria who could not reconcile herself to the death of Prince Albert.  She started a display of mourning that was very macabre and morose.  Widows wore black for two years (‘widow’s weeds’) after a death, eventually moving to grey.  Some, and especially the Queen, never wore colour again.

Jet jewellery was the only one worn and then there were brooches and rings made from the hair of the deceased.  In houses, the mirrors were covered, clocks were stopped at the moment of death, curtains were drawn and a black beribboned wreath was placed on the door.  There was even black bordered stationery and black-edged handkerchiefs.

Well, these days we don’t have some of these morbid customs and in fact when you attend a funeral today we are told that we are there “to celebrate the life of…” which I think is a fine thing.  The Salvation Army refers to death as “Promoted to Glory”. 

All Spiritualists know that death is not an end but a new beginning – new life freed from an aging body with all its related health problems.  Silver Birch refers to it as “freeing the imprisoned bird from the cage”.  A life of new opportunities, a time to fulfil unattained ambitions.  Remember the words of Sydney Carton in Dickens’ ‘A Tale of Two Cities’: ‘It is a far, far better place I go to than I have ever been before.’

We think of death not as a crossing of a river but as moving toward a light and, as we emerge from the light, we are met by family and friends already there.  I often think of death as emigrating over the sea to a new country in which case the chorus of my mother’s favourite hymn is very appropriate.

“In the sweet by and by we shall meet on that beautiful shore.”

Ada McKay

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If you would like to know more about my thoughts on Spiritualism then read my book “Why I am a Spiritualist.” Obtainable direct from me.  (£5 including p & p) Visit my website www.missadamckay.com

 



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Hunting the paranormal
 
A paranormal investigation will take place in November at Saltmarshe Hall in East Yorkshire.

On the banks of the River Ouse, Saltmarshe Hall has belonged to the same family for over 900 Years and is said to be haunted by many ghosts, including the White Lady, the Dark Shadows and poltergeists. 

saltmarsheIt was built in 1825 by Philip Saltmarshe from money left to him by his aunt and extended some 14 Years after construction, as the original hall was now large enough to house Philip, his wife and their 10 children.  At this time a new stable block was also added but since about 1935, the servants’ quarters have lain untouched by human hands.

During the 1970s the hall was sold when the last Philip Saltmarshe passed away in the building and thus the family association also ended.  It is now a hotel.
As one can imagine, a building of this age and history will have a story to tell, and a ghost or two. One would be right as Saltmarshe Hall has the lot.  The team of ghosthunters from Mystical Ghost Hunts have organised a public paranormal investigation.

The Saltmarshe Hall Ghost Hunt will include such events as table tipping, group séances, Ouija boards and glass divination and those more scientifically minded may use many of the ghost hunting gadgets, such as EMF meters, motion sensors, EVP recorders, infra red cameras and more. 

Ghosthunters will be given full access to the servants’ hall, a three-storey building which includes kitchens, bedrooms, living area and cellars.  The massive cellars are believed to be so haunted that present-day staff refuse to enter them.
The Saltmarshe Hall Ghost Hunt will take place on 8 November 2014 at a cost of £39.  For more information visit: http://mystical-ghost-hunts.com/





 
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