Vol.1 No. 2
A Dream Codes Magazine
The Mansion Designed by Spirits
Connect with your Spirit Guide
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Inspirational • Healing • Dream Interpretation • Spiritual • Paranormal
8 - Ghost Hunting 101
22 - Dec 21st, 2012: Apocalypse Now?
8 - Ghost Hunting 101
22 - Dec 21st, 2012:
Should we stock up on non-perishable foods and water? …or be wary of the earthquakes, volcanoes erupting, and tidal waves?
6 - Connect with Your Spirit Guide
Suzanne Taylor Dr. Rita Louise
13 - Don't Laugh at Dreams
14 - Making a Dream Pillow
18 - Tools Of The Witch Trade Natalie Broome 19 - Amethyst Crystal
21 - About Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.
26 - Is Reiki a Religion or a Belief System? Suzanne Taylor
28 - The City of Ephesus: Lost, but Tim McGovern Not Forgotten 2 Dream Codes Mag
"I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing" - Socrates
44 - Trial & (Error)
36 - Mansion Designed by Spirits
32 - Who’s To Blaim And Who Should Fix Leon Titus Fix It? 36 - The Mansion Designed by Spirits Tim McGovern 40 - The Root / Base Chakra Suzanne Taylor
Monthly Articles 12 - Animal Totem of the Month (Owl) Tim McGovern 20 - Cayce’s Corner
42 - The Wonderful Wizard Of God
30 - Goddess of the Month: Demeter
44 - Trial (& Error)
34 - Spotlight of the Sky
48 - The Secret History Of Santa Claus
Natalie Broome Tim McGovern
49 - Graveyard Behind the Jedburgh Suzanne Taylor Castle Jail 51 - Past Life Meditation
Cover design by Gemini Moon
52 - War Of The Inner Worlds
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Our December Issue I am happy to announce that our November pilot issue was a success. Other than a couple small bumps in the road, all went fairly smooth. As you already know, we allowed you to download our November issue for free as a token of our appreciation. We know that without your kind words, confidence in our team, and support, there would be no Signs magazine. So once again I just want to say, thank you for your inspiration, and also your interest in our mission to bring spiritual and paranormal truths to the world. We will continue to do our best to bring you the articles you want to read. So here it is: the December 2012 issue. For quite some time, we’ve been reading about the December 21st 2012 doomsday prophecies, so we decided that in this issue, that would be our focus. Just imagine if even one of the doomsday prophecies turn out to be true, this could be our last issue of Signs magazine. For everyone’s sake, let’s hope that’s not the case. Assuming this isn’t our last issue, we have been preparing great things for you in the year 2013. As our team of writers expands in numbers, we plan to seek out and report to you all sorts of paranormal and spiritual truths. Our team consists of members throughout the world, and so we are able to cover a lot of ground. We have a team of writers that are like-minded, yet each of us has our own personal favored topics to write about. We will consider almost anything spiritual or paranormal that we think could be of interest to our readers. So as we prepare for our January issue, I will say it again: WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT. In the back of this magazine is an email address where you can send us comments or even ideas for future issues. If there is something you would like us to write about, please let us know. I would also like to say, our hearts go out to those on the east coast of the United States. We are sorry for your loss. We pray that all will get back to normal, if possible. Thank you again for your support and interest. Together we can make 2013 a big, beautiful, powerful year for Signs ~ A Dream Codes Magazine. Leon Titus
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CONTRIBUTORS EDITOR IN CHIEF:
LEON TITUS Durant, IA USA
STAFF WRITERS ASSOCIATE EDITOR & WRITER:
Las Vegas, NV USA www.facebook.com/ascendingageofsoaringwolf WRITER: SUZANNE TAYLOR Airdrie, Scotland www.facebook.com/groups/231573723614069
JENNIFER RILEY Muscatine, IA USA
COPY EDITOR & WRITER:
NATALIE BROOME South-East England, UK
Photo: solfrost via Flickr
GRAPHIC DESIGNER: CHRIS SASS Iowa City, IA USA
SIGNS- A Dream Codes Magazine. Vol. 1 No. 2 December 2012 PUBLISHER: http://www.dpdotcom.com/signsmagazine.html United Kingdom QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR SHARE YOUR OWN STORIES AT Signsmagazine@hotmail.com or Facebook.com/Signsmagazine December 2012 5
Connect with your Spirit Guide
by Suzanne Taylor
ach and every one of us has a spirit guide. In fact, we have more than one. We have a Master guide who is with us all through life, and he or she will never leave us. Spirit guides change with us as we grow spiritually. Your spirit guide has once lived on Earth, and he or she will have an ego. It is said that your spirit guides will have a similar personality to yourself, and it is said that if you want to pursue a certain activity or pathway, they help and guide you, pointing you in the right direction. As a medium, it is important to get to know your guides. If I feel confused with direction or feel unbalanced with decision making, this normally signifies that my guides are pulling me in different directions. For example, I went through a stage of wanting to work as a platform Medium (this is where a Medium will take the service at a Spiritualist Church, passing over messages from loved ones in the spirit world), but my mind would change from day to day. I was confused, as one of my spirit guides was pulling my thoughts towards platform work, and another guide was pulling me out of the Spiritualist Church. Guides can be pushy, but you have free will. They are there to guide you, not to control you. Feeling your Spirit Guide… Everyone is different, but you may be already feeling your spirit guide. It’s learning to look out for those signs. It may be a good idea to have a pen and a notebook for the next part. Take your time and write down the answer to each question. * Are you drawn to a certain part of the World? For example, India or Egypt. * Do you ever notice a change in your personality? For example, today I was very bossy and strict, or I was talking and acting like I was African. * Are you drawn to a certain religion? * Have a look around your home. What spiritual ornaments do you have? If none, what spiritual ornament would you buy?
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Example: Five years ago, before I started my spiritual journey, I was drawn to Karate, which is a Japanese martial art. A few years later I was drawn to Muay Thai boxing, which is a martial art founded in Thailand. After this, I was drawn to Reiki (founded in Japan) and Meditation (Buddha). As I reached Master level with the Reiki, I was drawn to the Tibetan Reiki symbols. Can you see the pattern? Japanese: we have Karate and Reiki, and Muay Thai boxing, their God is the Buddha. With the Tibetan Reiki symbols, I have a Tibetan Monk guide (Buddha) and a Japanese guide (Japan). When my mood changes and I become bossy and strict, I know it’s my Tibetan Monk guide’s energy I am feeling. Activity to help you feel your Spirit Guide This activity can be practiced by anyone. It’s a simple exercise, but I feel you will gain better results when your mind is winding down. I would perform this activity when your chores are completed and you know your mind is not in overdrive. Sitting down is best suited to this activity, either on the sofa or a chair, or in the lotus position. I would suggest keeping your eyes open, as your mind may start to wander if they are closed. This activity requires focus. * First, imagine a little orb of white light floating about 8 inches above your head. As the white light starts to expand, allow the white light to create a shield around your Aura, which is an energy field around your body. Bring the white light all the way down, and seal this white light about 4 inches below your feet. * If you are feeling a little spacious, imagine roots (like a tree) coming out of your hands and feet. Feel the roots penetrate down into the Earth’s core. This is called grounding your spirit. * Now with your eyes open, sit quietly, nice and relaxed. Spend a few minutes feeling the energy around you. * Now ask your spirit guide to step out of your Aura. Take a few minutes again to feel your energy around you (your Aura). * When you feel comfortable, ask your spirit guide to step back into your energy field. Signs you want to look for is an itchy nose or ear, or you may feel tingling sensations on your left arm or your foot. * After a few minutes, ask your spirit guide to step back out of your energy field. Now take note: do you still have that itchy nose, or has it gone? * Repeat the above as long as you feel is needed. If you have any changes, that are continuous, then this is a sure sign of your spirit guide. You may ask for a name, or you may feel a mood change with your spirit guide. Enjoy this activity, and repeat it as often as you want. Remember, you have more than one spirit guide. You may have as many as forty or more. I strongly recommend you write down your experiences and would love to hear feedback from you. How did you get on? What was your sign? Have you noticed your sign in everyday life? Did you feel a mood change? What thoughts popped into your head?
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Ghost Hunting 101
by Dr. Ri ta Louise
o you hear bumps in the night? Does your hair stand on end when you walk into a room? Maybe you feel as if someone is watching you or perhaps you think you see someone out the corner of your eye, but when you turn to look no one is there? What you may be encountering in those unsettling moments is a ghost. So before you go running out of your house screaming, letâ€™s take a moment to talk about ghostly encounters and those that investigate this phenomena. A ghost is believed to be the spirit or soul of a person who has remained on Earth after death. When a ghost has taken up residence in a location, it is referred to as a haunting. There are two different ways in which a ghost inhabits a location. The most common type of haunting is a residual haunting. A residual haunting is typified by ghostly energy that is static or goes through a number of movements over and over again. It can be likened to watching a movie clip that repeats itself or a record album that has a skip in it, causing the needle to jump back to an earlier point on the album and begin again.
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The second classification of haunting is the classic haunting. In a classic haunting the ghost displays intelligence and interacts with the people in the environment. It is not uncommon during a classic haunting for items to be moved around, for lights or electrical appliances to turn on and off, to hear voices our sounds out of nowhere or to be touched, tickled, stroked or even shoved. These ghosts often reflect the personality of an individual, even after their death. With this type of haunting, the aroma of flowers, perfume, cigarette smoke or other scents that are associated with the individual are often detected. So whether you think you are being haunted by a ghost and want to have a group of trained professionals to come to your home or are interested in investigating all that goes bump in the night, but don’t know where to begin, here’s some information that can help you get started. It is held that ghosts are electro-magnetic in origin and they create these fields when trying to manifest into this dimension. The energy that is given off by a ghost causes disruptions in the locations magnetic field, thus making it detectable by specialized equipment and psychics alike. Because the presence of a ghost can be detected by specific types of equipment, a ghost hunter can become well equipped with a number of affordable pieces of equipment, many of which you may already own. From basic to advanced, there are many different types of equipment you can use to detect an otherworldly presence. For someone thinking about participating in an investigation, this doesn’t mean you have to own every piece of equipment in order to perform a reliable investigation. It does mean that you should at least possess a basic set of tools to use. Basic Equipment 35mm or Digital Camera – For a beginner, having a camera is probably the easiest and least expensive way to begin. Pictures, whether digital or recorded on film can capture paranormal activity, activity that is often invisible to the naked eye. This is especially true in the case of documenting the presence of orbs and ectoplasm. Notebook & Pen or Pencil – Simple as this may be, it is always a good idea to have something to record any notes, findings or experiences you may have during an investigation. Flashlight – Many times an investigation will take you to a dark or foreboding location such as a cemetery, old warehouse, abandoned building or other place that is dark or without electricity. In these instances you will need to have a portable light source. Extra Batteries – Depending on the paranormal activity of a location, batteries oftentimes will mysteriously and unexpectedly lose their charge leaving you in the dark. Regardless of the type of equipment you use, make sure you bring extra batteries along to replenish depleted ones. Intermediate Equipment EMF Detector – The Electromagnetic Field Detector is probably one of the most important pieces of equipment to own if you are serious about doing an investigation. In addition to detecting the energy fields of ghosts, it is a key tool to use when taking baseline readings of a site. A baseline reading is a preliminary evaluation of a location, where investigators identify any existing or man-made electromagnetic fields such as those created by power lines or electrical appliances. Digital Video Camera – Video cameras can be a useful investigation tool. Unlike still cameras, a video camera will document any activity in its entirety including the length of time the phenomena occurs, the surrounding conditions, as well as the phenomena itself. A tripod to rest the video camera on is also helpful, especially if it is going to be left in a stationary position to record the activity in a specific location.
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Tape Recorder with an External Microphone – There is no better way to capture EVP’s (electronic voice phenomena) than through the use of a tape recorder. Whether using a traditional tape recorder with high quality tapes or a digital recorder, an external microphone should always be used. A detached mic will eliminate the sounds of internal gears and turning wheels that can contaminate your recording. Advanced Equipment Motion Detectors – Motion detectors can be used to sense the movement of unseen forces. Many need to be plugged in to an outlet, but battery operated ones are also available. Before you go out and buy one, decide which type will best support you investigatory needs. Thermal Scanner – A thermal scanner or non-contact thermometer can be used to detect rapid temperature changes. A change of ten degrees or more from the ambient temperature (the temperature of the surrounding area) can indicate an ethereal presence. Psychics – As An Investigative Tool In addition to tools such as cameras, meters and gauges that are used by ghost hunters, many groups also utilize the services of trained psychics as a means of gathering information about a site. This is the role I play when working with ghost hunting groups. Finding a true psychic to work with can be a real asset to the quality of your investigation. They can play an invaluable role in supporting the efforts of any paranormal investigation. Like a good piece of equipment, a psychic can help to detect anomalies as well as provide additional insights into the nature of activity encountered. If your group decides to include the use of a psychic as part of the investigation team, there are a few items that should be considered. To maximize the objectivity of the investigation, it is critical that the psychic go into a location “cold”. This means that they do not know the details of the location or of any activity that may have been encountered by other members or the property owner. Telling the psychic the history of a property can cause the individual to become “contaminated”, which can make it difficult for them to differentiate what they perceive from what they have been told. Conducting An Investigation With at least a basic kit of equipment in hand, you are now ready to explore the world of paranormal phenomena. Before you begin, there are a few ground rules to consider. First, never go on an investigation alone, in addition to personal safety, you never know what may happen. Next, consider the fact that ghost hunting groups are often judged by their behavior and professionalism – so always try to be respectful of the people, places and situations you may encounter. To do an investigation, the first step is to select a location. Locations can include cemeteries, old buildings, historic sites, private homes and businesses. Always get permission to be on a site. This will keep you from getting in trouble for trespassing. Before you begin a formal investigation it is a good idea to do some research on the site. Talk to the owner, check out old newspapers, or contact the local historic society to see if anything happened there in the
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past. It is also a good idea to evaluate the terrain for potential hazards or/or to identify places where you can setup stationary video cameras, motion detectors or tape recorders. Most investigations occur after dark, between the hours of 9pm and 6am. These hours are considered the “psychic hours” and are believed to be the best time to record paranormal activity. When you get to the selected location, walk around to get a feel for it. Next, set up any stationary equipment and take baseline readings of the site. Then let the investigation begin. Take pictures, shoot video, record for EVP and take meter readings. Take them everywhere and anywhere, especially if you feel something or get a reading on another piece of equipment. When you are done walking around a site, turn your stationary equipment on and let it run while you and your group are out of the area. When you have finished collecting your data, it is time for analysis. Here each picture, video and tape is reviewed for evidence of a haunting. This is probably the most important part of any investigation. As you review your materials, be skeptical. Look for earthly causes of any phenomena. Was someone smoking in the area? Was the room or location dusty? Where there reflective surfaces that could be the cause of the anomaly in your image? It is important to make sure your evidence will stand up to scrutiny by eliminating any other explanations. This will give your data more credibility. As you pore over your data, what you will find is that not every location you go to will have ghostly activity. You may discover that many of the things you initially detected during your investigation actually have real world explanations as opposed to supernatural ones. What keeps many ghost hunters going is that one-infive chance that this investigation will be the “real” thing. When your analysis is done, presenting your finding to the home or property owner or sharing your results with others is often done. Many groups also post the results of their investigations on their group’s website, thus share the outcome of their investigation with the rest of the world. If you are interested in ghost hunting or think you’re have a ghost hanging around in your local, there is a plethora of information available on the worldwide web. Here you can find articles about ghost hunting in general, stories of other people’s ghostly encounters, places that sell ghost hunting equipment and even sites hosted by ghost hunting groups in your geographic area. So if you think you are hearing bumps in the night, don’t be afraid – it just might be a ghost! © Copyright Body, Mind & SoulHealer (www.soulhealer.com) 2006. All rights reserved. Dr. Rita Louise, Ph D is a Naturopathic Physician and the founder of the Institute Of Applied Energetics. It is her unique gift as a medical intuitive that enlivens her work. Let Dr. Rita assist you bringing health, healing and wholeness back into your life. Visit http://www.soulhealer.com or http://www.appliedenergeticsinstitute.com for more.
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