Archive for November, 2014

Lazarus

Sitting here listening to the beautiful Lazarus by Porcupine Tree this morning. For me, this will always be a special song. It was the song that I sang down the phone to a lady 6000 miles away one night. The rest, is now history. Perhaps, given this introduction, the poem has more meaning? This poem is included in my recent collection – Best Laid Plans – Available from Amazon. likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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Medium

There was a time growing up that I became interested in spiritualism. This was an interest my Mother was willing to share and we ended up taking a couple of trips to a spiritualist church in Hull. My Dad stayed home muttering something about ‘encouraging activity’, but was always interested in what had happened. He was, I believe, right. It both encouraged the activity in our house as well as made me more open to it. Attending a spiritualist church as a teenage boy was interesting. The first thing I noticed was that the vast majority of my fellow visitors where female and well over the age of 50. However, the mediums were often younger people I noticed. One evening, it was quite full as the medium was highly thought of

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Unholy Vows

Is it possible to live Without mistake? Is it possible to be alive? Live life for life’s sake? Born to be a sinner Growing to adulthood Determined to be a winner The downward spiral begins It’s a fine line between The losses, and those very precious wins Temptation to tip the balance Ever present in life Increase the odds of a chance To succeed Sign here Sir Your greed Filled if you dare The Devil has you now No escape from hell Made an unholy vow Condemned Dead already My friend Don’t make the same mistake Strive, but learn To be content for God’s sake I have no escape I must take my fall Don’t leave it too late Repent, repent Time has a nasty habit Passing fast and soon

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Press Announcement

My Haunted Life, A Compendium of Strange, but True, Tales of the Paranormal is the new book from Czech Republic-based author G. Michael Vasey published by William Collins Publishing, London FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PRURGENT Brno, November 10th, 2014, My Haunted Life, A Compendium of Strange, but True, Tales of the Paranormal is the new book from Czech Republic-based author G. Michael Vasey published by William Collins Publishing, London. The book features a number of strange events in the author’s early life including chilling meetings with ghosts, poltergeist activity, haunted locations and clothing and much, much, more. It is available in paperback and Kindle versions from all amazon websites and good bookstores. “My childhood was a strange one. One of my first memories is of a little, blue man who

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Rigid Thinking

I read an article today on the BBC website (I googled paranormal else I never go to the BBC website). I was sad I read it really and it really doubled up my feeling that the BBC has some sort of agenda. It was an article about paranormal phenomena written by one David Robson. I suppose I should have realized what I was in for in reading the summary – In the 21st Century, why do so many people still believe in the paranormal? David Robson discovers that there’s good reason we hold superstitions – and a few surprising benefits.. I guess, what gets me is the premise that if something is labelled paranormal then its woo woo superstition! Is it just me whose brain suddenly kicks in with a

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Creep Yourself Out!

My Haunted Life – it’ll creep you out and for just 99 cents on Kindle too or for free if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited. My childhood was a strange one. One of my first memories is of a little, blue man who emerged out of a mirror in my bedroom, shot me with a toy gun and then jumped out of the window into the backyard below. You might perhaps think that I imagined it, except for the fact that my parents actually heard the gunshot! This book is a collection of events that happened to me. All are strange and all are true. When people say that “fact is stranger than fiction”– they weren’t joking. Reviews… 5.0 out of 5 stars Spooky! 4 Nov 2014 By I love

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Hull, High Treason and Scrooge

I grew up in the city of Hull.  It was a grey sort of world back then in Hull in the 60’s and 70’s. The city was a grimy, working-class place replete with unrepaired war damage. Hull was I think the second most bombed city in England and it still showed. More than that, it was a back water. Cut off seemingly from the rest of the country both geographically and culturally. It is funny how you don’t see certain things until you go back to a place but Hull always seemed to be a good 6-months behind in terms of fashion and music back then. I will be honest. I didn’t like it and I resolved to escape from it as soon as possible. In time, I left and put

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Magic, Nirvana and Reality

I often think that the world looks like you expect it to. If you believe the world a cruel place filled with hate then that is what it is and if conversely you see a paradise filled with beautiful people then that is what you get. The problem is that most of us run around thinking things more or less spontaneously. One minute the world is a cruel place full of hate and the next it can be a paradise filled with beautiful people. In other words, we continually run around in confusion sending mixed signals and, as a result, the reality that we create is, as we say in Yorkshire, ‘neither nowt nor summit’. We fail to to create with any consistency. Magical training involves a lot of self

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The Power of Music

Music is very important to me. It is my healer, my inspiration and often, helps me get to places I otherwise wouldn’t. I write to music and with music. I work with music too. Music makes my soul soar to the heavens and back again. It also triggers memories as well as feelings and inspiration. Just a couple of bars of a song and I can be transported across decades. There are songs from the 1960’s and late 50’s that instantly put me in a small front room in the house I was born in. I can see the valve radio sitting on a shelf with its complex mapping of wavelengths and stations across the front of it. I can see the large box-like TV with essentially curtains that could

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Believability versus Gullibility

Last night, I happened on a long discussion on Facebook and my eye caught a particular comment on the story. The comment was to the effect that whatever had been posted was not only ‘nonsense but dangerously misleading’ but that he doubted anyone would actually listen to him, an expert in the field. He went on to say that using his expertise in such conversations had already “cost him friendships”. Several others had then made similar comments about how as a vet his friends were often more liable to listen to their neighbor, the village gossip, or his receptionist, than him. This is something I have written about before yet feel strongly about. The decline of the expert opinion and its believability parallels in many ways the decline in respect

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