The Witch’s Desk: An explanation for this ~ Doppelganger? Astral Projection?

An Explanation for this ~ Doppelganger? Astral Projection?

Yesterday morning my husband and I had a very unusual paranormal experience, and when we were in the midst of it, we weren’t even aware of it!  We get up early at our house Monday-Thursday, because Joe works 1st shift, and he has a short commute to the next quaint Nebraska village-down-the-road.  So this all occurred sometime between 3:15am and 3:45am; he left the house around 3:30ish.

He’s up first and heads out into the kitchen.  Laura (our 19-year-old daughter) is sleeping on the couch, as is usual for her.  She has her back to the living-room, her wild blonde hair in a pony that’s all flouncy on the pillow.  I follow Joe out to the kitchen and glance at her too, thinking we have to be quiet so we don’t wake her up.

Joe exits the front door, I go back to the bedroom to get some flip-flops so that I can go out and crack the big garage door for our outdoor cats– a thunderstorm was coming, complete with fantastic lightening, and the wind was picking up.  I tip-toe back up the stairs when I enter the house (it’s a split foyer), and I glance once more at Laura sleeping on the couch, quietly making my way down the hall so I wouldn’t wake her, and even watching the news in the bedroom with the volume real low so that she wouldn’t be disturbed.

At 7am, Joe calls on break.

First thing he said was, “So, who did Laura lend her car to?”  I was totally stupefied: “What do you mean?”  He said, “Her car was gone when I left this morning.”  I said, “No, it couldn’t have been, she’s asleep on the couch, she wouldn’t lend her car to anyone.”  I had been so intent on the storm and the lightening when I made my fast jog to the garage and back, that I hadn’t even noticed whether her car was in the driveway.

I said, “Just a minute.”

Phone in hand, I walked down the hallway to the living-room.  The couch was empty.  I looked out the window and saw that her car was not in the driveway.

How could this be?  Joe and I BOTH saw Laura sleeping on the living-room couch.

Now I was worried. This was so extraordinarily odd, and one of the first things I thought of was a doppelganger, in the old definition, someone who’s passed making themselves briefly visible in a mundane setting.  I texted Laura; I called her phone; I left a message for her on Facebook giving a very short version of the above occurrence.  Eventually, I got a text back from her– she agreed this was weird, because she’d been gone all night, she was never home!

She wasn’t home at all when Joe and I thought we saw her sleeping on the couch.

I’ve talked about this with Laura’s sister Anne, and we recall that this type of thing has occurred off and on throughout the years, with the figure always resembling Laura:  Laura’s youngest sister Emma had seen her enter her bedroom during the night, but it couldn’t have been Laura, because when Emma called to me and I checked Laura, she was sound asleep in her bed; my ex-husband was upset one evening because he saw Laura down the hallway, moving from one doorway to the next, when she was suppose to be asleep, but when I checked her, she actually was asleep in her room, it hadn’t been Laura he was watching.  There have been several other incidences like this when one or more family members thought they saw her when it could not have been possible.

The only other explanation I have, and I’ve talked with Laura about this, is that she has the ability to astral project, but she only does it sub-consciously in her sleep.

We’re all shaking our heads over this last incident though.  It went way above and beyond the realm of weird.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Huzzah, it’s been a hell-of-a-week.

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The Witch’s Diary: Fremont State Lakes (video)

This is one of our favorite haunts.  I hope you enjoy this video photo “Vlog”!  Follow this link to a photo slideshow I created with Smilebox of the Fremont Lakes in the winter…it’s just as beautiful!

I’m also including in this post a photo slideshow created at Smilebox of the kids’ first fishing adventure. Joe is the one who introduced them to this past time, and they love it! I wanted to get a picture of Emma’s first fish, but when she caught it, it came flying up on the deck at her feet, and was such a shock and surprise, that the girls were all screaming and hopping around too much. It was chaos. I had to settle for a photo of her Second fish for our memory books.

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Tumblr ~ My week-in-review

My Tumblr week-in-review: http://amythystraine.tumblr.com/…/its-john-c-fremont-days-h…

As a follow up to last week’s Tumblr post: I did NOT get the job I had recently applied for, “assistant” to the Activities Director in a nursing home. The gist of the job would be to talk and interact with the residents, to coax them out for activities, to help the director set up various activities, etc. Since a great part of my “job” as a tarot reader is connecting with people on a variety of levels, and I have experience working with elderly people, I am really perplexed at why I didn’t get this job, and if you’ve read my blog post at Every Cat (How does a 58-year-old witch get a job in Fremont Nebraska?) you will understand my frustration.

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Tumblr ~ including some special links

This is my Tumblr “week-in-review”, and then some.  Be sure to pay attention to the links in this week’s post!

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At Tumblr ~ My Week in Review

I’ve been trying to post diligently a weekly “catch-up/review” post at my Tumblr page.  This is a good way to gather all the Stuff I’ve been doing all over the internet all week into one spot.  (I also enjoy playing with Tumblr).  Here’s this week’s post, and I’m betting that I’ve got a few things up my sleeve in this internet world that you might not have been aware of, because just like me, you can’t be everywhere at once. 🙂

And how was YOUR week?!

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My Super Secret Revealed

Oh my god, I’ve been hanging onto a Super Duper Secret for so long. It hasn’t been easy, and admittedly there are a very small handful of people (family and close friends) who may have been privy to bits and pieces. I was, however, quite proud of our ability to sit on our tongues for the most part, to not give out any details– even to them, to be able to draw ourselves up short. It wasn’t easy, believe me. It was enormous, this Secret, you’ve no idea!

The Super Duper Secret has sort of Come-&-Gone. It’s like one of those unfortunate 4th of July sparklers that looks incredible for about five seconds and then fizzles out to a nothing blackness as you hold it and watch in utter shocked dismay. That’s the way of this Super Duper Secret. The fizzling out isn’t something that we thought of, not something that we imagined. It was too promising. It was so highly praised by those professionals involved, those who got a chance to work on it, or view it during the creation process. It had “Success” written all over it; it sparkled and glowed with prideful star-shine; it bounced around like a beautifully wrapped sun-beaming present just waiting to be opened.

And then suddenly, unexpectedly, in one fell swoop, in one executive meeting, in one unexplainable moment, it was shot out of the sky. And there it was, laying before us on the ground, like the bloody carcass of a turtle-dove, perfectly still at our feet, bleeding out. All life, all promise, all hope…dead. All future plans, dreams, and visions washed away along with the lifeblood of this Super Secret Project.

What was this Super Secret Project? (You ask)…Even now, after everything that has transpired, sometimes it seems like some sort of bizarre dream that never really happened. But in fact, it wasn’t a dream, it was very real. It was amazing! It was fun, it was unique, it opened avenues before us that we never expected to travel and brought into focus possibilities that had once been out of reach. It also brought a group of amazing, super talented, creative, big-hearted, beautiful, lovable people into our life. It created a magickal summer; a summer with memories that will be carried with me and my family forever. It will fondly be remembered as the summer The Crew was here.

What was this Super Secret Project? (You ask)…Even now, I can’t be specific. I still reside in a gray area beneath a Cloak of Confidentiality. I still must watch my tongue, ironically enough, even though the dream has died. I still must be discreet, yet I can also be generalized and broad and humdrum. I will not be naming names of companies or people involved in this project. I will be careful to protect the integrity of our working business relationship, as well as our personal friendships.  I was hoping to reveal this Super Secret Project in a glaring haze of wild anticipation, but that was not meant to be– This Time.

What was this Super Secret Project (You ask)…I still can hardly believe it as I type it, so I don’t blame you if you don’t (believe it, that is)– last summer my family and I shot a pilot for a television show with The Crew of a highly respected and acclaimed Production Company for a National Television Network. It sounds so grand, I know, and ridiculous, and unreal, and Bigger-Than-Life. And it was (all of those things). It was going so well. It was going to be aired as a single episode, with everyone being very hopeful that it would “go-to-series”. And if this had been the case, it would have been Life-Changing for me and my family.

However, this isn’t how it turned out.

The Network dropped the show, dropped it unexpectedly, dropped it just days before it was to air, dropped it for what reason I don’t know and probably never will. I’ve been told that this happens all the time, pilots are dropped inexplicably. But I think it’s different when it happens to you, when it’s your show. There’s too much at stake, too much invested (thousands of dollars to the attorney who worked on my contract), emotions, energy, just too much of everything to shrug it off casually, without a flicker of sadness and regret.

But it is what it is, and we can’t change that.

In spite of all the drama and disappointment–

Creating this show was an incredible experience. It was an amazing process, and my family and I want to thank The Crew for showing us that we are capable of Doing and Being so much more than we thought. We loved working with you. We hate the fact that you won’t be returning, and we won’t have an opportunity to continue working with you; but we’ll be with you in spirit on your Grand Adventures.

To the Producers & Directors & The Crew, Thank you for giving us an extraordinarily magickal summer!

Watching TV is so different for me now. I can’t watch two minutes of a camera scanning a scene without thinking about the crew members and how incredibly hard they work. Most people will never know how much time and effort, how much blood-sweat-& tears goes into producing a 60 minute television show. It’s a test in stamina.

Love ya’, Alls!

Amythyst

Around Town with The Spiritual Feminist ~ Photo Blog!

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My daughter picked me up this morning for a round of shopping and lunch– and I took The Book with us (The Spiritual Feminist).  This was a Hoot!!  Following are photos of our jaunt, the places we went, and the people we saw…Welcome to Fremont, Nebraska (USA)!

First stop ~ THE BLUE BOTTLE ~ 529 N Main St #5 ~ Ask for Ginger!

Besides my favorite cappuccinos, what do you think you’ll find in The Blue Bottle?…Blue bottles– of course!

HARVEST HEALTH ~ 419 N Main St

Besides lots of Healthy Stuff, we found crystals and incense, and quite a few surprisingly Cool and New-Agey items. Yay!

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SECOND LOOK ~516 N Main St ~ very cool consignment shopped filled with all sorts of treasures and good deals!

On the Lower Level of Second Look with the Proprietor!

“Andy” has been selling hotdogs from this stand AT THE CORNER OF 6th & MAIN for 30+ years!!

This building is actually For Sale and is my Dream Location for a Tea & Tarot shop ~ it’s an ivy covered cottage of a building, like something right out of a magickal movie!!…Where’s my Financial Backers?

Fremont Police Station

To the Men & Women In Blue!…Support your local Law Enforcement. I know, there’s been lots of bad press lately, and there are a few bad apples in ANY occupation. But the majority of Law Enforcement officials work hard and risk their lives To Keep Us Safe! (Hey, MOM! This ones for you ~ My Mother is a Retired Police Officer)

This sign is Right Outside MICHAEL’S JEWELRY ~ 540 N Main St ~ omg, if this were only true!! 🙂

PRECIOUS TREASURES CO-OP SHOP ~ 405 N Main St ~ Make sure you’ve got plenty of time to browse in here at your leisure, it’s a treasure trove all right!

Okay– ‘nough running around.  Everyone was getting hungry and foot weary (yes, that’s a real thing).  We finished off our outing– where?  At McDonald’s…of course!

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The Official Release Date for The Spiritual Feminist
is April 24th!!

Hooza!!!

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 Thank you to my daughter, Laura Thome, for the photography!

This is such a monumental event in a writer’s life, the Release of a Book…it is akin to giving birth, and there’s almost as much chaos and hoopla leading up to it.

Enjoy the photos– and BUY THE BOOK (or the Kindle edition)
Women…you will be touched, you will be inspired, you will be re-empowered, you will find healing and a sense of spirituality like nothing you’ve ever experienced– Believe Me!
Blessings to you all,
Amythyst

Confessions of a Pagan Mom~ Confession #10

Okay, there is just too much Witchiness in this post not to include a link to it here.  This is the last of the blog posts in this series (Confessions of a Pagan Mom), all of witch– er, which– can be found at my Other Blog, Every Cat Has a Tale.

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Cheers!…Join me?

 

The Witch’s Diary: New Video Blog

Wow! So much is covered. Topics include: Radio– I’m thinking of starting my own BlogTalk Radio Show (thoughts); Radio– Attention!…Radio Hosts, I want to schedule some interviews about my next book; Writing– the process & what went into my latest project; Tarot Deck– Attention!…Artists, I want to create a tarot deck & I’m looking for an artist whose interested in working with me. Google Hangouts– Yep, I’m thinking of starting a couple, who’s doing it, how easy is it (thoughts). You’ll also find lots of personal chit chat on this video– Lots!

The Witch’s Diary: Fan Mail

The topics include prophetic dreams; dejavu; mediumship; spirits; mirrors; the moon…I chose two pieces of fan-mail from two young ladies to answer in a video message. I love your emails, and I enjoy sharing magickal experiences! You’re all awesome!…Blessed Be

New Video– “The Witch’s Diary: Bristolwicks, The Outer Circle

New video– “The Witch’s Diary: Bristolwicks, The Outer Circle”
This is one of the most fun type of videos to film– it’s basically a ’round the kitchen table with a cup of coffee chat…we just happened to also be open on the chat box at my coven site at the same time.

Spam Comments, Think About It ;)

Did you know that when you leave a Spam Comment on this site, I can bring it up and edit it?  I can remove your link– or change the link; I can change the name you’ve posted under– either making one up, or using the “real” one from the email that you’ve left.  I can edit the message– clearing up all your spelling and grammatical errors, or even changing the message entirely.

When you leave Spam Comments on this site– They Are Mine.

There’s so much more I can do with them than just delete them.

Think about it.

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