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« Reply #600 on: August 02, 2009, 12:18:18 pm »

Outstanding thread, easily the most intellectual discussion I've seen online in ages, and footnoted to boot - please count me in the Order.  Theo
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« Reply #601 on: August 02, 2009, 06:55:55 pm »

countith me in =] I haved dabbled in such. Ive done a few ouji boards etc and have read more than is probably thats good for me too XD
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« Reply #602 on: August 02, 2009, 08:30:11 pm »

Quote from: Clockwerk Wolf

I was wondering - are there any type of waveharmonics that can be applied to the shells from a projectile weapon that allow them to affect both the material and ætheral planes simultaneously? I have a pest on my property and I'm not sure if it is of a corporeal or incorporeal nature. I just know that I'm getting tired of cleaning up ectoplasmic residue.

Depends. Exactly what form of pest is it? You could try the Hellboy method; hollowpoints loaded with cloves and holy water.  Grin

I'm not exactly sure. The thing can't be over half a meter at the shoulder and looks to weigh less than two stone. I was thinking it was a cat, but I'm pretty sure cats don't have two tails.
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« Reply #603 on: August 02, 2009, 10:24:04 pm »

Does Recurrent Isolated Sleep Paralysis
Involve More Than Cognitive Neurosciences?

by Jean-Christophe Terrillon
       ~ and ~
Sirley Marques-Bonham
( .PDF )
http://tinyurl.com/n5hh2d
( .HTML )
http://tinyurl.com/l8fonz

The Conscious Dreamer Page
by Sirley Marques Bonham
http://tinyurl.com/kt88tf

About once a week, Jean-Christophe Terrillon
wakes up and senses the presence of a
threatening, evil being beside his bed.
Terror ripples through him, and he tries to
move or call out.

But he is paralyzed, unable to raise an arm
or make a sound. His ears ring, a weight
presses down on his chest, and he has to
struggle for breath.

"I feel an intense pressure in my head, as
if it's going to explode," said Mr. Terrillon,
a Canadian physicist doing research in Japan.
Sometimes he finds himself transported
upward and looking down on his body, or
else sent hurtling through a long tunnel,
and these episodes are terrifying even for
a scientist like him who does not believe
that evil spirits go around haunting people.

Spoiler: continued... (click to show/hide)

~ from :

Alien Abduction?
Science Calls It Sleep Paralysis

By Nicholas D. Kristof
The New York Times
Tuesday, July 6, 1999
http://tinyurl.com/qkwgmg

Between One Eye Blink
and the Next : Fairies, UFOs,
and Problems of Knowledge

by Peter M. Rojcewicz
~ in ~
The Good People :
New Fairylore Essays

by Peter Narváez
University Press of Kentucky, 1997.
Preview@GoogleBooks
http://tinyurl.com/mf6l85
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will be plenty of people who do not shrink from the vastness of space."
~ Johannes Kepler, letter to Galileo Galilei, 1609.
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« Reply #604 on: August 02, 2009, 10:31:22 pm »

I occasionally suffer from sleep paralysis. Maybe suffer's the wrong word, though, since it implies a specific negative reaction. Abject panic is certainly easy to descend into, but that's the only effect.

The last time I was affected by sleep paraltsis must have been about 6 weeks ago. I dreamt that I woke up in my room, to see my freind in the corner. So, in my dream, I got up and tried to grab his shirt to escort him out. As I touched him, he smiled, widely, more widely than anyone could smile, and seemed to dissolve into darkness. Cue me waking up in my bed, scared witless, unable to move.

The time before that, I dreamed I was being chased by a dog. I woke up in a sort of crouched position in my bed, unable to move, with the sensation of a great black thing next to me. The oddest part is that I could actually feel its breath on my face, although I've since come to understand that it was my own, bouncing off the wall.

I hope my accounts help discussion of the matter
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« Reply #605 on: August 02, 2009, 11:07:33 pm »

IRL Sleep Paralysis would be a welcome change. I suffer from sexsomnia. My wife doesn't seem to mind (much), but it gives me quite a start some times when I wake.  Shocked
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« Reply #606 on: August 03, 2009, 12:02:15 am »

There's an Occult Society within the halls of Brass Goggles? Why wasn't I informed?

So, are we following Crowley or MacGregor Mathers this week? 

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« Reply #607 on: August 03, 2009, 12:37:15 am »

hmm an occult sociotey eh?... count me in!.. but expect me to sit in the background lurking, drinking and cross checking!
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« Reply #608 on: August 03, 2009, 02:46:07 am »

Fabulous thread, I've truly enjoyed reading all the back pages. ^^  I've had an interest in the occult and supernatural since I was a child, so I humbly ask for admittance into the Society.  Cheesy
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« Reply #609 on: August 03, 2009, 02:58:19 am »

There's an Occult Society within the halls of Brass Goggles? Why wasn't I informed?


Elementary, my Good Döktor -
we are a Secret Society!

< extremely hush-hush! > Wink

So, are we following Crowley or MacGregor Mathers this week? 


I think it is rather more worthwhile to spend
one's time in studying those antecedents that
the aforementioned chaps stole lifted borrowed
from, and then proceeded to mangle so very
badly.

For example :

Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor
From Wikipedia
http://tinyurl.com/lltxhl

The Hermetic Brotherhood Of Luxor
@Kheper.net
http://tinyurl.com/l3f8s2

The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor :
Initiatic and Historical Documents
of an Order of Practical Occultism

by Joscelyn Godwin, Christian Chanel,
and John Patrick Deveney
Weiser, 1995.
Preview@GoogleBooks
http://tinyurl.com/mpq6p5

Paschal Beverly Randolph
From Wikipedia
http://tinyurl.com/ybleg9

Paschal Beverly Randolph :
A Nineteenth-Century Black American
Spiritualist, Rosicrucian, and Sex Magician

by John Patrick Deveney
SUNY Press, 1997.
Preview@GoogleBooks
http://tinyurl.com/mqzo9a

A remarkable chap altogether, Paschal
Beverly Randolph. His work turns up in
all sorts of places, and usually without
being properly cited or credited. Take
Franz Bardon, for example :

P.B. Randolph's "Magia Sexualis".
A major influence for Bardon's
"Initiation into Hermetics"?

http://tinyurl.com/ydl8k9

By-the-way : if anyone here is at all
interested in this sort of thing, the
first three volumes of Mackey's History
of Freemasonry
are available as .PDFs
from the link below :

Albert Gallatin Mackey's
The History of Freemasonry :
Its Legends and Traditions.

Volumes I through III
(of seven)
1905-1906.

Volume One
http://tinyurl.com/mscmn2

Volume Two
http://tinyurl.com/llqvrf

Volume Three
http://tinyurl.com/l9tyvz

( Hint : right-clicking and "save link as"
are your best bet. )

Let me to take this opportunity to extend
a very warm welcome to all of our new
Sorors et Fraters here at the Order of the
Brazen Dawn
, and to thank all of our
current members for keeping the existence
of our Order here on the Brass Goggles
Forum
very much Beneath the Roses, as
it were. Wink
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« Reply #610 on: August 03, 2009, 03:22:17 am »

Well then now that I have summoned up the gusto to poke my head into your fine halls, I humbly ask admittance into this fine Order. The sheer wealth of information that you all have dug up is astounding, and I believe I shall lose a great amount of sleep pouring over it!
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    Where many paths and errands meet.
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« Reply #611 on: August 03, 2009, 05:36:15 am »

Following Sir Nik's lead here is my personal account of an episode of sleep paralysis.  About two years ago I awoke during the middle of the night with the awareness that intruders had entered my home.  I opened my eyes and saw two large, black men standing one at each side of my bed (note: when I say black, I mean that not only were they clothed entirely in black, but their skins were a shiny black as well, however I do not mean that they were African Americans in any way.  More as though they had been dipped in latex.)

They did not say a word, but emanated an aura of utmost menace, and I knew instantly and without a doubt that they were there to take my life.  Their movements were deliberate and thorough and as they bent over the bed to strangle me, I found I could not move and realized that these were to be my last minutes on earth with a kind of calm acceptance and inevitability.  Then everything went black and I woke up into the present material world - never was I so glad to wake out of a dream!

I have also had a more common (for me) type of sleep paralysis that doesn't involve fear or mysterious figures, but I will often think I am awake but unable to open my eyes or get out of bed, no matter how hard i try.  I also was prone to sleepwalking as a child, and talking in my sleep up through my twenties.

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« Reply #612 on: August 03, 2009, 05:45:49 am »

Following Sir Nik's lead here is my personal account of an episode of sleep paralysis.  About two years ago I awoke during the middle of the night with the awareness that intruders had entered my home.  I opened my eyes and saw two large, black men standing one at each side of my bed (note: when I say black, I mean that not only were they clothed entirely in black, but their skins were a shiny black as well, however I do not mean that they were African Americans in any way.  More as though they had been dipped in latex.)

They did not say a word, but emanated an aura of utmost menace, and I knew instantly and without a doubt that they were there to take my life.  Their movements were deliberate and thorough and as they bent over the bed to strangle me, I found I could not move and realized that these were to be my last minutes on earth with a kind of calm acceptance and inevitability.  Then everything went black and I woke up into the present material world - never was I so glad to wake out of a dream!

I have also had a more common (for me) type of sleep paralysis that doesn't involve fear or mysterious figures, but I will often think I am awake but unable to open my eyes or get out of bed, no matter how hard i try.  I also was prone to sleepwalking as a child, and talking in my sleep up through my twenties.



Sleep paralysis is horrible. I generally awake with a great fright and a shudder, and it really shakes me up. I was also known to sleep walk and also known to
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
A trait I now fortunately have grown out of.

I also speak and shout at great length in my sleep, and also speak in German once or twice.
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« Reply #613 on: August 03, 2009, 05:55:05 am »

Quote from: Clockwerk Wolf

I was wondering - are there any type of waveharmonics that can be applied to the shells from a projectile weapon that allow them to affect both the material and ætheral planes simultaneously? I have a pest on my property and I'm not sure if it is of a corporeal or incorporeal nature. I just know that I'm getting tired of cleaning up ectoplasmic residue.

Depends. Exactly what form of pest is it? You could try the Hellboy method; hollowpoints loaded with cloves and holy water.  Grin

I'm not exactly sure. The thing can't be over half a meter at the shoulder and looks to weigh less than two stone. I was thinking it was a cat, but I'm pretty sure cats don't have two tails.

Once I have identified the creature, I will consult my reference texts.
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« Reply #614 on: August 03, 2009, 06:09:29 am »

You possibly have a Bake Neko, which in Japanese legend is a two tailed cat. My main text is somewhere else at the moment, but when I find it I can tell you more. It is also possible that it is a manifestation of your own will. Do you have an important decision you are avoiding? If so, then that may be your problem, until you make the decision.

Or maybe you have a nekomata. Cats that have reached ten years of age and their tails split. It is often older cats who hold a grudge, not that I assume you have ever mistreated a cat. They have the ability to perform sorcery and necromancy, so look out for dead relatives. One way of getting rid of such things is to offer it food, apologies and attention. SO leave out a bowl of food and milk perhaps, if you see it, talk to it, and if it comes to you and will allow you, stroke it. If it tries to bite your fingers off, kick it and tell it to leave.
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« Reply #615 on: August 03, 2009, 06:33:19 am »

Please include me in the ranks of this Society...I am quite fascinated with things esoteric.
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« Reply #616 on: August 03, 2009, 07:10:07 am »

Holy water is harder to obtain than you would think. Unless you're an ordained priest or have easy acess to a baptismal there's no guarantee you can obtain the real thing. If there's a Roman Catholic church around you could stop by on Sunday, they usually have little buckets outside the church doors.
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« Reply #617 on: August 03, 2009, 05:36:33 pm »

I have also had a more common (for me) type of sleep paralysis that doesn't involve fear or mysterious figures, but I will often think I am awake but unable to open my eyes or get out of bed, no matter how hard i try.  I also was prone to sleepwalking as a child, and talking in my sleep up through my twenties.

I've only had a couple of instances of sleep paralysis.  The few I had were usually like that, and I do do still occasionally talk in my sleep. 
There is one occasion I remember quite clearly.  I was lying in bed when it seemed that a thick mist started to fill the room.  I tried to move to turn on the light and found that I couldn't.  The fog grew thicker and thicker until I couldn't see the edge of the bed.  I was finally able to get a hold of the lamp cord and click it on, and the mist dissipated. 
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« Reply #618 on: August 03, 2009, 07:34:02 pm »

Holy water is harder to obtain than you would think. Unless you're an ordained priest or have easy acess to a baptismal there's no guarantee you can obtain the real thing. If there's a Roman Catholic church around you could stop by on Sunday, they usually have little buckets outside the church doors.

I'd always assumed that if one was Baptised or Christened, that one would be producing an almost inexhaustible supply of Holy water as a natural byproduct of drinking...

...perhaps that's what Mr. Gazongola was doing whilst sleepwalking: merely keeping the Evil One at bay...

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« Reply #619 on: August 03, 2009, 08:15:11 pm »

Holy water is harder to obtain than you would think. Unless you're an ordained priest or have easy acess to a baptismal there's no guarantee you can obtain the real thing. If there's a Roman Catholic church around you could stop by on Sunday, they usually have little buckets outside the church doors.

I'd always assumed that if one was Baptised or Christened, that one would be producing an almost inexhaustible supply of Holy water as a natural byproduct of drinking...

...perhaps that's what Mr. Gazongola was doing whilst sleepwalking: merely keeping the Evil One at bay...

Wink

Am I alone in thinking (since long before I saw the motion picture Van Helsing) that holy water can quite easily be obtained from the rain butt which receives the downpour from the church roof? (something along the lines of "if God's going to let rain fall on His house, it's going to be holy rain")
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« Reply #620 on: August 03, 2009, 08:19:45 pm »

I have in the past helped a real preist at a real church in a real ceremony make some holy water... i was an altar boy! the ritual for which can be obtained from the book called "the roman rituals" holy water can in truth be made by any person in any place, though i belive you bneed to have present the relics of a saint do not quote me on the last bit though I need to double check that!

i may see if i can obtain that book actualy, its quite interesting and  even contains a bit on exorcisms if i am correct!
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« Reply #621 on: August 03, 2009, 08:49:43 pm »

You possibly have a Bake Neko, which in Japanese legend is a two tailed cat. My main text is somewhere else at the moment, but when I find it I can tell you more. It is also possible that it is a manifestation of your own will. Do you have an important decision you are avoiding? If so, then that may be your problem, until you make the decision.

Or maybe you have a nekomata. Cats that have reached ten years of age and their tails split. It is often older cats who hold a grudge, not that I assume you have ever mistreated a cat. They have the ability to perform sorcery and necromancy, so look out for dead relatives. One way of getting rid of such things is to offer it food, apologies and attention. SO leave out a bowl of food and milk perhaps, if you see it, talk to it, and if it comes to you and will allow you, stroke it. If it tries to bite your fingers off, kick it and tell it to leave.

Excellent research, good sir. I believe it is indeed a Nekomata. I shall immediately have one of my abused slaves loyal minions prepare some food and milk for the little bugger. I will also set out my Visible Electromagnetic Spectrum Reproduction Device out to see if I can capture its image. You will be apprised of my results.
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« Reply #622 on: August 03, 2009, 11:52:23 pm »

I was wondering - are there any type of wave harmonics that can be applied to the shells from a projectile weapon that allow them to affect both the material and æthereal planes simultaneously?


Ultra-Low Sound Waves Blamed For Visions,
Feelings of Terror


New research into a real-life "haunting" has revealed
that all the classic signs of ghosts can be explained as
the result of very low-frequency sound waves trapped
inside buildings. The sound waves -- capable of being
triggered by nothing more than the wind passing over
walls -- cannot be heard by human ears. But scientific
tests have revealed that they have effects on the
human body that can account for visions of wraith-like
appearances, and even the feelings of cold and terror
that accompany them.

Spoiler: continued (click to show/hide)

~ from :

Science Finds Reasons for Ghostly 'Hauntings'
by Robert Matthews
The Sunday Telegraph
LONDON
Monday 29 June 1998
http://tinyurl.com/kq86a7

The Ghost in the Machine
by Vic Tandy
   ~ and ~
Tony R. Lawrence

Abstract

In this paper we outline an as yet undocumented
natural cause for some cases of ostensible
haunting. Using the first author's own
experience as an example, we show how a 19hz
standing air wave may under certain conditions
create sensory phenomena suggestive of a ghost.
The mechanics and physiology of this 'ghost in
the machine' effect is outlined. Spontaneous
case researchers are encouraged to rule out this
potential natural explanation for paranormal
experience in future cases of the haunting or
poltergeistic type.

Paper available in full here :
http://tinyurl.com/lukexo

Active Noise Control
From Wikipedia
http://tinyurl.com/2ebor6

Sound Cancellation Project
Parts and Materials

@AllAboutCircuits.com
http://tinyurl.com/lso4ma
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« Reply #623 on: August 04, 2009, 12:25:31 am »

I get sleep paralysis on occasion, generally in "clusters":  I'll have several episodes within a couple of months and then none for years.  When I was a child, I had a sleepwalking problem, and I currently suffer from the "wrong" kind of insomnia, as in, I wake up early and can't get back to sleep.  (It's "wrong" because sleep medicines won't help me; they're made for people who have trouble falling asleep, not staying that way, and the result if I take one is that it wears off and I have a worse problem than ever.  So usually I just get up and go to work.)  So I'm no stranger to sleep disorder.

When I do get sleep paralysis, I get the classic "hostile presences" thing, but I'm not much of a "believer in" extraterrestrial abductors, demons, vampires, ghosts, or the other sorts of things some people report, so I imagine more earthy "horrors".  It was robbers when I was a kid, and of course now it's Realtors, as I once described in the dreams thread.  I'm hoping that particular manifestation will fade, since I've been told the place is now off the market, though I know that has nothing to do with the actual sleep paralysis phenomenon and my brain will likely just busy itself for a bit making up something else.

Sometimes, though, I have a completely different experience with the sleep paralysis: I sense my body on the bed, unable to move, but I imagine that I am somewhere else, generally just outside.  It's very pleasant at first, very relaxed and floaty, until I get it into my head that I might actually have sleepwalked again and really be locked outside in my PJs, at which point I wake with a start.  It's just a sort of weird variation on the same thing.

I've had a couple of really oddball experiences with it but again, I tend to be skeptical, so I don't talk about them much.  I'm sure I'll figure out what they really were one day or another.
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« Reply #624 on: August 04, 2009, 12:26:48 am »

This is tremendous stuff! Over the last few days I have come across several articles all suggesting that there is a great deal that we do not know about the effect of wave energies and the way they affect our world. It has been more than a year, and I have not managed to relocate the link yet, but I recall reading an article about the spiralling frequencies of the pure musical scale.
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