Where does old school start and when does new school take over? I try to go back to shamanic cultures, how they treated the ancestors. I go way back, I feed the dead, offer libations and dance with the dead too. If you consider old school as the early 20th century at the tail end of the spiritualist movement with university paranormal studies then I also utilize that method too
Psychic phenomenon was a huge part of early paranormal studies. I teach many methods to help you enhance that investigatory skill. Parapsychologist heavy hitters like a deceased- associate Hans Holtzer did not legitimately recognize most of the paranormal investigation tools of modern day unless they were heavy duty devices like Hertz rate meters. His research did embrace spirit photography and spirit recordings (EVPs). I have collaborated with Hans Holtzer personally about New Orleans spirits and his methodology was shared though his colleague Physicist and shaman Bernice Barlowe, so I am likely to utilize his methods as well as the older, old school methods too.
I am abreast on most all Paranormal equipment on the market. Many of them gain popularity very quickly through paranormal television shows. Many are made in garages, not scientifically tested and are infested with bugs when they first come to market; some improve as time goes by, but many die out. Demand for paranormal equipment has skyrocketed in recent years, so a number of products that do not necessarily yield results have also hit the market. That is sad, but on the other hand there are some great new spirit boxes like the Geobox and others that are worth trying. You can work with anything once you develop your psychic connection with it: a flashlight, toys, a pendulum, K2 meters, or even those old school bells ,whistles, horns and raps still work for “yes or no answers” with the spirit world. My favorite app haves been around the longest and works great is the Ghost Radar (connect)
The Spiritualist movement in the 19th century was equal in popularity to the present day paranormal movement. However the modern version does not generally keep as many religious or psychic beliefs in it. It is now more comfortable and acceptable for the mainstream, to simply deal with it from a scientific point of view. Unfortunately rarely do most employ a true scientific method , or blind or double blind procedures with k2, EVP or flashlight sessions limiting that unknown psychic manipulation factor. But there is no such thing as a wholly scientific contact with the other side anyway not any way to block human mind’s possible manipulation, intentional or unintentional. When spirits are involved there is a human and a spiritual factor present. Faith in the spirit world and belief from an inner knowing is necessary, It is all about the experience. The investigations of yesteryear may have been gathering more around a table in seance from rather than para- teams coercing the blinking lights in k2″s and listening to unidentified Ghost box transmissions, but they both are doing the same things.
We can learn a lot from the studies of our Spiritualist forebears. Their research is significant.
Voodoo is an ancient religion and is shamanistic in nature. Voodoo is very integrated into the New Orleans culture, so my method combines the old ways coupled with some modern methods including Spiritualism and Paranormal aspects. I am not that gadget oriented but do utilize and provide paranormal equipment for comparative benefit. I teach you how to use these gadgets as well as provide psychic connection exercises for you to focus and develop your own innate, intuitive abilities. You are also welcome to bring your own equipment along, we will teach you beyond simply using equipment for I believe focusing too much on the technical aspect is sometimes a distraction.
to the direct spirt messages. I open and close the gates in the ceremonial framework and spiritual reverence of Voodoo and therefore help create a boundary, a protective circle, which surrounds us and provides clarity in connection. We honor the the dead by giving offerings and explaining our intentions. This enhances connection and provides protection at the same time, as well as serving to honor the unseen worlds.
In 1995 Bloody Mary started to develop the method she calls Voodoo Paranormal. It is an appropriate term since the word Voodoo translates to mean “spirit,” or “spirit force,” and because Bloody Mary is a New Orleans Voodoo Queen and a Voodoo Mambo asogwe. Voodoo and many shamanic religions, old religions, revere the ancestors. Of course, these ancestral religions call and feed the spirits (dance with them too). So, in a collective process with Bloody Mary, the mysteries and Le Mort, all the New Orleans Ghosts -Voodoo Paranormal was born.
She has taught modern paranormal investigators how to soften their approach with the spirit world and how to open their own psychic abilities for over 20 years. She also teaches proper protection and methods to honor the spirit at the same time. “My favorite tool is still the camera and I am a great paranormal photographer. Sometimes it is easier to see a ghost in photos rather than with the naked eye: the camera catches a broader spectrum of light and it stops action. Many of our multi-dimensional friends out there appear faster than most human eyes can register. The camera does not have that prejudice so it will simply stop the action mid-stream and, perhaps, provide a clearer picture of what we had just seen, felt, heard or smelled. ” explains Bloody Mary.
Please read my 13 steps to Voodoo paranormal blog.
We have our Victorian visual of a seance: sitting around a round table holding hands, table tipping and summoning ethereal manifestations rebuilt for you to connect in live seance (its up to the ghosts on how, when and if they show). This is a much of a valid way of connecting with the other side today as it was historically in old New Orleans. When group minds collect together to connect with a loved one or spirits in a place it is still a wonderful way to contact the other side. This is not gallery style of psychic readings seance which is a more modern way the word seance is used. but we hold classic seance with psychic medium and sitters and manner of spirit connection. We have had this paranormal glamour atmosphere of yesteryear since 1999 here and there but now to the general public in my new Haunted museum, always at my personal Voodoo house privately in the Spirit Realm for your personal mediumship needs plus we also pop-up paranormal and travel with our wares to your special event or psychic party or paranormal party for a Ghostly Gala
I love automatic writing, it is you and the spirit in collaboration as you become the psychic scribe. I have written and learned much from the spirits in this way and taught thousands of people throughout the years through various exercises with great results. My guided meditations and Hypnotherapy skills come into play here. The spirit does not generally come take your hand and do the writing as you sit there watching like Hollywood may make you think, but you become entranced in the process of writing with more of a left brain, alpha state. Come experience this with us in a class or as part of ghost hunt or spirit vigils
This 12 foot by 7 foot photograph collection of various paranormal evidence was my first Ghost Gallery haunted museum exhibit from a 1999 Art for Art sake installation grand opening at Bloody Mary’s Spirit Realm in the haunted slave quarters on 724 Dumaine Street with the Voodoo museum.. It remained there and travelled to parties with me until the year Katrina came. Since then the ghost photo gallery is in my private haunted home but still comes out for parties and Haunted pop-up paranormal museum functions. Come April 2017 it will be in ints new permanent haunted home in the french quarter in my “New Orleans haunted museum” 826 North Rampart Street in a very well documented haunted location.
This is our paranormal preserve project and spirit realm studio. Please send us your personal spirt experience. Though we are focusing more on Louisiana oral history collection we will also have out of town contributions of spirits as well. You may remain anonymous and wear a mask while we document you if you prefer but if you cold share the address it would be helpful. You can come in person to the Bloody Mary studio to record your ghost story in the haunted museum or write in to request the questionnaire- its all up to you.
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