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Evolver Retreats present:

September 6, 2009

The Supernatural

Exploring Other Dimensions
For this four-day journey, Reality Sandwich invites you to join some of today’s top theorists and practitioners in the emergent field of inter-dimensional exploration.

Our second RS Retreat features Graham Hancock, world-renowned author of Supernatural and Fingerprints of the Gods, Daniel Pinchbeck, bestselling author of 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl and Evolver co-founder, and Lisa Renee a “quantum therapist” and psychic channel.

Join us October 7-11, as we explore transformational terrain such as dimensional shifts, veiled realms accessed through altered states of consciousness, the unraveling of ancient myths and sacred sites, and intergalactic communication.

The Retreat Will Include:

  • Talks
  • Workshops
  • Petroglyph and pictograph explorations
  • Slot canyon adventures
  • Energetic Self-Mastery
  • “Galactivations”
  • Interactive sacred geometry
  • Yoga
  • Music
  • Meditation
  • And more…
Come connect and collaborate with the Reality Sandwich crew in an intimate four-day gathering on ancient Anasazi land. Experience the community and engage in the conversation as we explore the mysteries and potentialities of other dimensions. Retreat starts Wednesday evening and runs until noon on Sunday.

Click here for a complete schedule

Tickets are limited so grab them early. All tickets include lodging and healthy meals.

With Special Guests:
GRAHAM HANCOCK
Graham Hancock

Graham Hancock is the author of the international bestsellers The Sign and the Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods, and Heavens Mirror. His books have sold more than five million copies worldwide and have been translated into 27 languages. His public lectures and TV appearances, including the three-hour series Quest For The Lost Civilisation, have put his ideas before audiences of tens of millions. www.grahamhancock.com

DANIEL PINCHBECK
Daniel Pinchbeck

Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl and Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism. He is the editorial director of Reality Sandwich and Evolver.net.

LISA RENEE
Lisa Renee

Lisa Renee is an intuitive, spiritual mentor, writer, quantum therapist and etheric surgeon. Several years ago, she experienced a “Starseed Awakening” enabling her to perceive multidimensional realities and communication with the evolutionary forces of light. Since then, she has become a spiritual guide and multidimensional energetic healer for the “planet’s ascension cycle.” www.energeticsynthesis.com

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The Highgate Vampire

August 15, 2009

originally posted at The Occult Detective

Children of the 70s most likely recall very well the much publicized account of the Vampire of London’s Highgate Cemetery, as well as the subsequent feud between “paranormal investigators” Sean Manchester and David Farrant, a feud that, it seems, continues to this day.

The above trailer is promoting a movie on the subject from filmmaker Asa Bailey. Highgate Vampire is reported to have a 2010 release in mind. While I’ll admit the trailer is enticing, it also bears little resemblance to the supposed accounts of the goings on there some thirty odd years ago.

It is an interesting case, more from a sociological standpoint than from that of an actual paranormal investigation. I was fascinated then, as a young boy, easily enthralled by the mysteries of the world and the promise of those things that go bump in the night being altogether real and dangerous… and I am fascinated now, for different reasons, of course.

Have a quick look into the history of the infamous case of the Highgate Vampire. Wikipedia touches on the subject nicely. Visit by way of the link here. If you’ve a mind to search deeper, both Farrant and Manchester have written books on their adventures at Highgate, and there are plenty more places on the web to ferret out even more.

Happy hunting… Just be sure to arm yourself appropriately. Garlic and a cross of silver should suffice.

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A trip down memory lane…

June 17, 2009

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Beginning today I will be reposting blogs from the past covering some of my excursions into the paranormal. First up will be a series of blogs concerning the Elwood Opera House which has recently opened itself up to anyone up for the challenge of exploring its wonders.

Enjoy.

PAST INVESTIGATIONS: ELWOOD OPERA HOUSE
originally posted on May 1, 2006
(minor editing for spelling and superfluous content)

The Elwood Opera House in north/central Indiana is one of the single most spectacularly haunted site I have ever had the pleasure to stalk. As a guest of the Wabash Paranormal Investigation and Research Group, I embarked on a night that, by the time it was over, would have me as giddy as a school boy on Christmas Morning. It was a treasure trove of paranormal activity. The type of location that an investigator dreams of.

Entering off of main street, we climbed a stair directly to the second floor, and I immediately felt not a singular presence but a whole host of preternatural entities.
The floor had been home to a Masonic Lodge from 1908 to 1999, and entering the Blue Room I was taken aback by the energies I felt. The Blue Room, now operating as a dining hall, had been the ritual chamber of the Masons. A vaulted ceiling 40 feet high loomed overhead, half-lit by blue mood lighting. To the east was a raised stage flanked by two pillars, the Boaz and Joachim pillars of Masonic lore. To the west, a double staircase that merged into one, rising to an overhead balcony.
The strongest presence in the room was coming from the south east corner of the room where a door awaited. I crossed the room and as I neared the door, it unlatched and swung inward of its own accord. It was then I knew the game was afoot.
Jason and the W.P.I.R.G. crew busied themselves setting up an impressive array of scientific equipment. Several cameras, motion detectors, evp monitors, and the like. Author Joy Harber, her daughter Shelby, and I set out investigating the building. Joy was armed with a pendulum, which she was quite proficient with, and I with a portable electro magnetic field detector.
Several hotspots were recorded. The men’s room. Several locations throughout the Blue Room. Hallways pulsed with activity. Several individuals caught the phantom smell of roses… and on two occasions, orb manifestations were clearly visible to a couple of lucky investigators.
Digital cameras came away with an impressive array of photographs depicting orb and ectoplasmic manifestations.
For me, the high point was the back stair. The caretaker of the building asked me to check it out without giving me any information. I opened the door and stepped into the dank stairwell and immediately felt ill at ease. Descending the stair I became more and more agitated. I began to sweat and the hair on my arms and neck were standing on end. When I reached the halfway point on the stair it hit me, a cold chill and a realization that I was standing atop of the spot where someone had died a very violent death.
I returned to the top of the stairs and the caretaker asked if I had sensed anything and I told him of my physical reactions. He said he believed someone had fallen to their death on those stairs. Immediately I replied, “No, they were pushed.” I couldn’t shake that feeling.
I returned to the spot with an EMF detector and got a reading of 6.8.
Jason and his band of paranormal investigators collected a huge amount of data that night and they are busy poring over it even now as you read this. I look forward to hearing their report from the scientific side of things…
It was a special night, filled with much wonder and a hell of a lot of skincrawling.
I can hardly wait to make another visit.
My thanks to Jason and the whole W.P.I.R.G. crew for making me feel so welcome. They are really on top of things and I look forward to joining them on many more adventures.
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The Seven Pillars of the Mississinewa

May 26, 2009

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Read my post on The Seven Pillars of the Mississinewa
at The Occult Detective.

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Discussing those things that go bump in the night…

May 13, 2009

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Here’s a little trip down memory lane. This is an excerpt from an online interview I did back in 2005 for the now defunct Insidious Reflections. I’m sure you’ll notice quite a few of the names of those involved. Because of the nature of a “chat room-like” discussion there are several typos throughout.

Robert Lewis: So, am I to take that line in your post to mean that you’re actually trained as a paranormal investigator?

Bob Freeman: Self-trained, I think would be a better phrase, though I do utilize a lot of the lessons I learned through Anthropology Field Study in my research. I should add that the Nightstalkers and I are not out there trying to prove that ghosts and demons and things that go bump in the night exist…we already know they do, and there are plenty of other groups out there seeking to quantify scientifically the paranormal’s existence… we are investigative adventurers. When things go bump in the night, we bump back.

Richard Hipson: What’s the most prominent paranormal discovery that you’ve made, the one that has left the biggest mark with you?

Bob Freeman: Probably the first major case I was involved in. It was around Thanksgiving 1983. The Nightstalkers were born that night. It involved demonic possession and enough Jungian Synchronicities to write a book about… A night full of arcane symbolism…and a night that changed the lives of everyone there forever. A close second involved the death of one of my best friends back in ’85. His death was predicted by a Ouija Board, which told us how he’d die and when… and when he visited me from beyond the grave, my belief in the paranormal was cemented.

Fran Friel: Considering your paranormal interests, have you studied the work of Robert Monroe or Bruce Moen? Bruce in particular has done a lot of work with retrievals.

Bob Freeman: I am very familiar with Monroe’s work, and until I discovered Robert Bruce, I was an avid student of his Astral Projection methodology.

Karen Koehler: Do you feel you have a natural “vibe” for the supernatural?

Bob Freeman: Yes, I do have an inner “spider-sense” when it comes to the supernatural. And that’s why I do what I do…for that creeping flesh tingle that shivers me timbers whenever I’m in the presence of the preternatural. It’s the closest I come to being an adrenaline junkie. It’s a lot more fun than sky-diving or bungee jumping.

Karen Koehler: It sounds a lot like you’ve had multiple run-ins with the supernatural. Do you think your personal experiences often find themselves a part of your stories?

Bob Freeman: They do tend to rear their ugly heads now and then. Cairnwood Manor and the idea of a hereditary pack of werewolves living in Somerset Indiana, along the banks of the Mississinewa was born from a real experience, when me and my fellow stalkers of the night had a run-in with a pack of hellhounds out on Devil’s Back Road when we were investigating a grouping of “haunted houses” that were located in the middle of the woods, seemingly abandoned in the blink of an eye. Hell, there were still plates of decaying food at the kitchen table and an open newspaper that was dated March 1968. The red eyes of the demon dogs still haunt me. And I promise you, I never ran as fast before or since as I did that night.

Karen Koehler: I just recalled that there’s a scene in CM where the vampires take refuge in an old farmhouse that has a similar feel to it–food and newspapers left out. Great, fun book, btw!

Bob Freeman: Yep…that’s the place, Karen…and thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed the story. Cairnwood Manor can be read like a map. All the locations are real, which I think makes the read all the more fun.

Chris Hedges: Hey Bob, I’m one of those folks that have a slight bit of a psychic twinkle. Man, we have a lot in common! Well we do and we don’t. I want to hear about some experiences with the Ouija board. I’ve had some crazy shit happen with those things. lol Also, I’m very interested in Astral Projection. Have you ever achieved it? I’ve tried and can’t quite get it. Any advice?

Bob Freeman: Alright. Strangest experience. Me and a small group of friends in an out of the way lake cottage in northern Indiana. We have been communicating with a very active spirit over the course of three days. Late evening, day three, we ask it who in the room will be the first to die. It answers “D-A-V-E-F”. There is no Dave F. in the room. We ask again. It answers “D-A-V-I-D”. We ask for a last name. It answers “D-O-O-R”. At that moment, there is a knock at the door. Enter our friend David Farr. We are freaked, of course. Dave was not expected, between school and work he was not supposed to be able to get free to join us on our week long excursion. We catch him up on what has happened. He’s excited, because that’s the kind of kid he was. He wants to know more. We ask when he will die. It answers “S-O-O-N”. More excitement from Dave. We ask how he will die. It answers “N-O-H-E-D-1-7”. . The board went silent after that. One week later? Dave was killed when he, as a passenger in a dune buggy, was decapitated when the vehicle he was in struck a luxury car head on while on his way to a party we were throwing out at the Mississinewa State Forest. It was two days after his 17th birthday.

Read the book Astral Dynamics by Robert Bruce. It will be a big help. And yes, I have walked the Second Road. It has been a struggle for the last few years however due to some health problems, but with the treatments I’m currently undertaking, I hope to be back to my old self and walking the astral path again.

Richard Hipson: Wow. That’s one incredible experience. Did that tend to stagger your desire to learn more of the spirit world or did it send you headlong into learning even more about communicating with the supernatural? Have you tried contacting Dave since? If I may, here’s a weird question for you in regards to spirits that have ever spoken to/through the sensitives of the world including your self. In your own opinion or experience, do you think that most of those spirits that have communicated from the other side have all walked this earth at one time or another like you and I, or do you think that there are some who have always been spirits and, in which case, may have more expertise at channeling their voices to the living?

Bob Freeman: The Nightstalkers were two years old at this time…it certainly inspired me to continue, especially when we made contact with David about a month after his death. At his wake, his mother passed around a box of personal effects. I took a small glass vial that Dave had purchased from Lawerence Lawerence, a pseudo-celebrity Wiccan High Priest with delusions of grandeur. This vial was supposed to contain an oil that would protect one from evil. It had a very distinct appearance and odor. The next day I buried the vial about three feet deep at Dave’s gravesite. As I said, a month later, we were at my home. I had been having some troubles with some rather nefarious practitioners of the dark arts and felt plagued by astral assaults. My friends and I were discussing these difficulties when I felt something tap me on the head. I looked around…nothing there. I felt the tap again. An oily substance was dripping onto my forehead. I touched it. I smelled it. It was the protection of evil oil. It was dropping out of the air and onto my head, anointing me in a fashion. I believe it was Dave, reaching from beyond the grave to give me aid… I’m not that sensitive and I don’t channel spirits. I converse with people who do and utilize their talents. I have confronted entities on the astral plane, and I’ve been able to use certain tools to help gather messages from the other side, but I don’t consider myself a medium by any stretch of the imagination. That being said, yes, there are spirits who have never known flesh except when they are allowed entry into another’s body. And yes, they can have a powerful command of preternatural abilities which is why High Magick is nothing to be trifled with.

Fran Friel: This is a great conversation! It’s wonderful to hear about your experiences. Thanks for sharing so candidly. My life for many years before being a writer was spent being a holistic healer – lots of “fun” in the astral. I’ve done a lot of long distance work and have found over the years, that there is an “in between” area where so much of the work takes place. Bringing the client to you or extending out to them works, too, but this in between void place is very fast and fluid. It’s like being out of body but still in the body – still physically aware. Have you experienced this in your travels? And have you noticed an increase in the last couple of years of more multi-dimensional awareness happening for you and your team?

Bob Freeman: What you describe sounds very much like the state one reaches in Past Life Regression Therapy, or what the Hopi Medicine Men call “the Short Walk of the Soul”. When I was with the Hopi back in 1990, I spent a lot of time with a Mesa Shaman named Alo, which is the Hopi word for “spiritual guide”. One night he and the Chief of a visiting tribe of natives from Vancouver Island sat with me outside of a kiva on the Oriabi Mesa. It had been constructed in the 11th century. We smoked and within that smoke Alo said danced the spirits of his ancestors and that my ancestors would call to me as well from within that sacred place which is but a short walk for the soul. It was a trance like state, very much like the feeling one gets from OBE but you remain grounded to the earth. Very enlightening and rewarding. I can attest to the potential for much healing magick to occur in this state.

The veil between the worlds I believe is approaching a time in its cycle when it is very thin. I expect that within the next seven years there will be a renewed interest in the gods of ones ancestors as they will have a stronger voice and more and more people will hear their call. But this thinning of the veil will attract more than our ancestors and the gods they lent power to… darkness and light walk hand in hand… there cannot be one without the other. I expect the years ahead to be eventful, to say the least.

And there you have it, warts and all.

~Bob Freeman
writing during a torrential downpour
in the haunted Hoosier Heartland

www.occultdetective.com

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Headed for Richmond

May 1, 2009

ghostlightioofrichmond4Tomorrow I’ll be taking a walkthrough of an historic building in downtown Richmond. A former Oddfellows Lodge built in 1865, the picture above is from 1896 and below as it appears today.

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The Nightstalkers of Indiana are planning a paranormal investigation of the site later this summer. Details on the walkthrough early next week, and of course, an account of the investigation following.

~Bob Freeman
writing from the Haunted Hoosier Heartland
http://www.occultdetective.com

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First Annual Paranormal Meet & Greet EXPO

May 1, 2009

First Annual Paranormal Meet and Greet EXPO

Hosted By: WPIRG, Crossroads Paranormal and ASPRN

When: Saturday, Jun 6, 2009 11:00 AM

Where: Honeywell Center Gym 275 W. Market Street Wabash 46992 .

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All paranormal enthusiasts are welcome to attend and set up a table at the event free of charge. We have room for 50 – 70 tables and if you do not have your own tables, tables can be provided for you.

We are currently accepting donations from the groups or individuals to be given away via raffle at the event. Attendees will get 1 free raffle entry but if you bring a non perishable food item we will give you an additional entry! The food items donated will be given to a local non- profit food pantry to help those in need.

If you are planning to attend we would love for you to participate in our paranormal photo contest! Bring your photo to the event and people can vote for the best photo by placing a quarter into the canister that will be set out by your photo. The money raised from the voting will also be donated to a non-profit organization to help those in need through these tough economic times. The picture that has the most money in their canister will be the winner of the best paranormal photo (prize to be announced).

The ASPRN feed will be open for the event and CPR Show hosts Kris and Mike will be broadcasting the event and hope that other radio hosts from ASPRN will also participate in the broadcast. What this means is that if you are a group or individual that is going to attend the event stop by the live broadcast booth and tell us about yourself or your group LIVE ON AIR!

Table information contact wpirg@yahoo.com

Donations contact kris@cprshow.com

ASPRN contact mike@asprn.com