Paltalk’s Diana Falzone Chats with Batman Producer, Archie Comics writer – the Legendary Michael Uslan Uslan talks Rejections, Christian Bale and His Personal Connection to the One and Only Dark Knight of Gotham
I LOVE BATMAN since Michael Keaton. I wish he were still superman to be honest, but for the love of Batman I am sharing this interview with you. Now where is Michael Keaton is he doing TV?
Michael Uslan, the man behind the Batman movies, Archie Comics and more, sat down with Paltalk’s own Diana Falzone to discuss his career, his thoughts on the infamous Dark Knight superhero and give those trying to break into the business some advice to following their dream. In the interview he discussed his new book “The Boy Who Loved Batman” – a semi-autobiographical piece about his journey and insight on his vision for the superhero that he has worked hard to develop from the comic book pages to the big screen.
Below are some highlights viewers can see in the video:
· Which actor is his favorite Batman/Bruce Wayne for all generations
o “Each Bruce Wayne by each actor has been something completely different. Michael Keaton, Bruce Wayne – obsessed, driven to the point of being psychotic… Tim Burton, genius that he was/is said, ‘Audiences have to believe in this guy, they have to believe in Bruce Wayne – he’s a guy who is capable of putting on a bat suit and going out and fighting crime without getting the giggles.’ With Val Kilmer he was more of a dark mysterious, darkly romantic version of Bruce Wayne. George Clooney was the warm and fuzzy guy next door…and then Christian Bale I think has just nailed it. Nailed it for every generation – it really doesn’t matter what generation of Batman Comics you were raised on or if you saw those cartoons or these cartoons, or if you saw those movies or these movies; for me, for everybody he is the believable Bruce Wayne on a very personal human journey.” (12:00)
· Why Batman was always his favorite superhero and how that shapes how he portrays the character today?
o “At age 8, Batman was my favorite superhero. More than Spiderman or the Hulk. And it was really for two reasons – one, because he had the greatest super villains. So far better than everybody else. Number two, is because he was human. He had no super powers. Batman’s greatest superpower is his humanity. And at age 8, I believed in my heart of hearts that if I studied real hard, and worked out real hard, and if my dad bought me a cool car, I could be this guy. “ (3:41)
· On whether he sees himself as Batman or Bruce Wayne?
o “I think I’m Bruce Wayne. I’m certainly not Batman. ” (2:50)
· Why he is and probably always will be, “The Boy Who Loved Batman” from his book?
o “So this book, is really the story of the over 10 years it took me, from the time I acquire the rights to Batman until our first movie came out. Because [my partner] and I were turned down by every studio in Hollywood. I was told I was crazy. I was told it was the worst idea they had ever heard. It’s a test. How much do you believe in yourself? How much do you believe in your work and what you are doing? When everyone is telling you, you are bad.” (2:04)
· Advice he has to those trying to follow the same dream
o “It’s a harsh world out there, you are right and the key is really ‘intestinal fortitude,’ it’s about knocking on doors that will, guaranteed, slam in your face. Over and over again. And if you are passionate about something, are you willing to go through Hell, literally, really march through Hell to get to the other side and keep picking yourself up, keep dusting yourself off, knocking on those doors and getting them slammed again and again. Talk about timing in life, and luck in life. The magic is that there is no magic – because the timing and luck is really the only timing and luck you make by knocking on those doors obsessively.” (1:00)
Watch the video for more including:
· How he eventually was able to secure the rights for the Batman character and how it almost never happened? (4:32)
· Which studio rejected him the worst and how a little girl named “Annie” almost blew his chances (6:38)
The asexual world is a very unknown and mystical place for most people. A lot of people don’t quite understand what an asexual is and more over many don’t know they are asexual people. I implore you to uncover the shameful secrecy that asexual individuals know, because of the strict societal judgments imposed on those who are different than the majority. The same judgments imposed on gays, lesbians, bisexuals, those who don’t want to get married and those who don’t follow a certain religious belief system.
Instead of rumors, judging or guessing you can find out what an asexual person is. Might you have been one in the past? Are you one now? Can it become your future? Inquiring minds will want to know.
Claudia gives us a bit of insights into the spiritual realm of an asexual person. She gives some facts along with her own beliefs and opinions giving people a place to start exploring. As a sex psychic I am interested in every aspect of sexuality that can help, heal; give us a basic understanding of our fellow man or woman and give us an insight into ourselves.
I’ve never talked about asexuality in a public forum before, however the older I get, and the more connected with myself I become, in hindsight, I can see that I’ve always been asexual. The topic is important to me in the same way a queer person finds importance in the discovery of their sexuality and the way it relates to society and where they fit into the world. I first came out as a lesbian in my early 20’s; however I explored relationships with women for a period of years; and discovered that I am not drawn to or fulfilled by the sexual aspects of a relationship with women OR with men. There are many ways to connect with someone. You can talk in an authentic way with them, meditate with them, laugh together, show affection such as hugging, etc; sex has never made me feel more spiritually connected to someone than those other activities have.
I am celibate not for spiritual reasons, but because I am asexual and have no desire to have sex. However I do feel that being true to who I am is what my spirituality is about on a fundamental level. What works for me obviously does not work for many people, and everyone must find their own path.
I have noticed that sex is not about a real spiritual connection for many people. The mind is the most active sexual organ, and I have seen that many people are in sexual relationships with people based on a fantasy of who the other person is, or what the role of that other person could be in their lives. Their attraction to the other person may have very little to do with who the person is spiritually, mentally or emotionally. They may be attracted to the person’s physical appearance, but that is superficial and about lust. Having sex based on physical attraction is not about connecting to who that person really is. Part of physical attraction can come from hormones and chemistry which is produced by the mind, not by that other person. The mind can be tricked by many things and can easily cause a person to fall in ‘love’ based on an idea or a fantasy about who someone else is.
To me, having sex based on physical attraction is not the most authentic way to spiritually connect with someone. I don’t believe that people connect spiritually through sex, however I believe that connecting to another person physically through sex can enhance the spiritual connection for some people, since bringing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects together causes the connection to feel more ‘complete.’ Not everyone in the world has the same sexual drives and needs though, and what is healthy for one person may not be what is authentic and healthy for someone else. Some people do not need to have sex in order to be complete within themselves and in their relationships with others.
I think there will be a lot of judgment from people when they hear about this, because a lot of people get defensive when it comes to their own lifestyle choices, and anything that provides an alternative to their way of life will be rejected to protect their own ideas about sex. Homosexuals have had the same issue with people judging them rather than understanding them. Of course there are open-minded people out there as well, and those are the people I’d like to share my story with.
What is your take on Aliens? I ask this, because there are people who believe they are reincarnated Alien beings. Some of the most notable traits of these people are detached emotions, no need for sexual contact and a hard time relating to humans beings and the traditional family dynamic. Are these things you have experienced and have you ever thought about where your soul or spirit may have originated? In my opinion, there is much more going on in the Universe than we humans can know for sure. I don’t pay attention to past lives, because I believe in staying in the present and taking one lifetime at a time. In this lifetime, I have never really speculated much about Aliens. I believe they exist yet I’ve not personally had contact with one that I know of, and I haven’t gone out seeking Alien contact. I believe in God, which can be referred to as Divine Love, a Higher Power, Creative Intelligence, etc. and that is the source that ultimately we all stem from, and that’s what I pay attention to, while not discounting aliens.
I’ve always had a wide circle of friends and people in my life that I love deeply. Growing up all my closest friends were from different cultures and backgrounds, and I always could find common ground with just about anyone. In my work I have to be able to empathize with all kinds of people who have lifestyle choices that are different than mine. So even though I am asexual, I still relate to sexual people whether straight or gay. We all come from the same source and most of us have similar emotional makeups. Although I am not interested in sex, I still feel deep emotions, just as deep as any sexual person does.
Have you ever suspected any celebrities to be asexual? If so whom? I believe I once heard Lady Gaga say she wasn’t really interested in sex, although her exact wording escapes me now. At other times she has expressed being very sexual. I can imagine that she probably has periods of asexuality, because her creativity, showmanship and performance is where she channels her kundalini energy and for her, that creative process can be more fulfilling than sexual acts. I wouldn’t peg her as a full time Asexual though, and I don’t pay enough attention to celebrities to confidently peg one as asexual. I have found myself getting a spiritual release in my creative expression which is similar to a release that is experienced through sexual means. Creative expression is very fulfilling for me, much more fulfilling than sex has ever been.
Being a psychic do you ever pick up on clients that are asexual? Oh yes! I have read for more than a few clients who are asexual, one of them is a regular. She still has deep emotions for her special someone, she just has no desire for sex.
How can you help an asexual person as a psychic? I can help them as I help any other client, by tuning in to their life concerns and relaying helpful information that comes to me. Asexuality is not a choice, as celibacy is, nor is it a disease that needs to be cured, anymore than being homosexual is a disease that needs to be cured. Asexuality is a real orientation although it is not fully recognized as one in society yet. Are their support groups or help for those who are asexual and hiding it fromthemselves or others? I would recommend visiting the AVEN website to learn more about asexuality or to find support. http://www.asexuality.org/home/ Hypersmash
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Let’s hear it for New York, New York,
Diddy Celebrates Homecoming in Style at State-of-the-Art Nightclub in New Jersey
On Friday night, P. Diddy “Came Home” to New York City with the Diddy- Dirty Money Coming Home tour to support his newest album, Last Train to Paris. To cap off the night, he celebrated his successful show in style right in the heart of New Jersey.
Club 4Sixty6 ( www.4sixty6.com ) in West Orange New Jersey played host to Diddy’s official concert after-party. Celebrity faces including Anthony Lombardi of Jerseylicious started trickling in, followed by Diddy himself, who celebrated a successful NYC show with a custom-made cake from Palermo’s Bakery in Ridgefield Park, NJ (www.PalermoBakery.com ). The three-tiered cake featured both Paris and NYC skylines.
Diddy arrived with an entourage, including DJ Prostyle, that took up five SUV’s. He headed straight into the DJ booth after his arrival, rocking the mike and performing songs from his hit album.
Paul is a paranormal writer. All non-fiction stories, that people have told or he has experienced for himself. We’ve done some paranormal investigations together. Paul writes stories on each and every one he goes one. I’m posting my favorites here on my blog, so keep checking back for scary, strange stories of things that go bump in the night. Reader disgression is adviced, cause’ this is some scary shit.
By Paul Dale Roberts of HPI Paranormal
THE INITIAL REPORT:
Date of Investigation: March 19, 2011 Sat Time of Investigation: 8pm Location of Investigation: Paradise, CA. Activity: A moving light has been seen going from room to room; occupant has been touched; entity either sits on the bed or lays on the bed (impressions left), footsteps heard by occupant.
Before I start talking about the Paradise investigation, let me tell you about an unusual phone call I received.
THE KNOB KERRIE PHANTOM OF SOUTH AFRICA:
This Friday, I received a call from South Africa. The lady on the other line wanted advice. I listened to her story with some constraints and doubt, because the story was incredibly odd. I tried to determine if she was relating a subjunctive story that has no validation for her claims of high strangeness. I wondered if she really experienced this phenomenon or was it her imagination? On the night of January 28 at 2400 Hours she was awakened by a phantom that was carrying a Knob Kerrie. A Knob Kerrie is a strange African weapon that can be used to beat a man senseless. She made contact with a local ghost hunting group and by using a klystron, they were able to detect audible African language in real time. The ghost hunting group conducted an investigation, without any cleansing. Three nights after the investigation, the phantom with the Knob Kerrie appeared again by her bed. The phantom stared at her intensely. When the phantom dissipated, she discovered the phantom brought pestilential upheaval in her bedroom, there were flies everywhere. Two nights later the phantom once again showed himself to her, as she came out of the shower and it was more ithyphallic in nature, she felt the phantom was trying to violate her and she screamed in terror. The phantom once again vanished. From the story she has told me, it does not appear to be a residuary type of haunting, but an intelligent haunting. The entity is definitely attached to her and from what she tells me, he is no longer carrying his Knob Kerrie. The way I see it, the entity would have been carrying the Knob Kerrie, because he felt she may be a threat. His later appearance tells me that he is now attracted to her and has gotten rid of his weapon and wishes for some type of intimacy. This lady is terrified. I provided her with a method of cleansing that she can conduct in her own home and suggested a cleansing she needs to conduct on herself. She will be contacting me again in two weeks and she will let me know if the cleansing was successful. SPECIAL NOTE: I spoke with the lady’s husband, he makes claim he also saw the phantom on the night the phantom approached his wife as she was coming out of the shower. This gave credence to her story, another witness to her strange event.
Before I hung up the phone, the husband asked me one thing. “Paul, how is it that you can do this stuff? Why do you chase the unknown?”
I simply told him: “I Like It”. And to better understand this ‘liking’, I think Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull can explain it better here with this song, yes..you can hear it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9_n8jakvWU
Linda Pieters commented on your link.
Linda wrote: “As a South African I must say I have never heard of a ghost appearing with a knobkerrie. These are the Zulu’s weapons in a fight and yes, as you say to do bodily harm to it’s opponent! It is amazing though that this ghost chooses such a weapon to haunt someone, unless he is a tribal warrior. Look forward to see if the cleansing works and the ghost’s reaction to this.”
“Actually I started following you and Shannon McCabe on here, YouTube and your site which I find extremely interesting. I’ve just posted one of your videos on Erika’s wall ha-ha (and she clicked ‘like’on Facebook). It would be very interesting to see what the outcome is because in your comment about the ghost appearing with the knobkerrie as protection is very accurate and actually, the knobkerrie is used as a normal walking stick in times of peace. Depending on when this person (ghost) died, it would not be normal for Zulu tradition to have any attraction to a white woman. The Zulu tribe are usually peaceful people and there are still many that live in their traditional huts out in the middle of nowhere with their cattle. Obviously in today’s modern age, there are a lot of Zulu’s that live in the cities like any other person. In the days of Shaka Zulu they used spears but a knobkerrie is an Afrikan’s word for knop (knot or ball) and kerrie (cane).”
Thank you Linda for your input! Your input places a new perspective on this South African case. I also look forward to the outcome of this case too! Paul
HPI Paradise Ghostchasers/Storm Chasers
Okay, now let’s move along with the investigation!
Tonight is the night of the Super Moon. Today is the first day of war for the United States against Libya and tonight is the first pre-emptive strike against entities that seem to be plaguing Paradise. There are 3 investigations scheduled for Paradise, 3 residence homes and none of the occupants know about each other. Tonight we will tackle our first residence and the other two residences are scheduled for later dates.
HPI Paranormal Investigators/Storm Chasers present: John Shue/Videographer (John, came to my home and rode up with me to Paradise); Paul Dale Roberts/HPI General Manager; Eileen Boettcher (Eileen set up tonight’s investigation); Autumn Eddy; Chantal Apodaca/Psychic; Jennifer and Steve Roland; Rhonda and Ben Hall; Deanna Bau; Brian Cunningham; Stefanie Paige-Belson/Psychic.
Things have already gotten started in this home. As I was getting this article together, there was a distinct knocking on the kitchen wall. The knocking occurred twice. The occupant says that no animals can possibly get inside the wall and the knocking happens all the time. From my group of investigators, I created two teams. Team Apodaca with Chantal Apodaca leading. Team Halls with Ben Hall leading. We have two areas to cover. The back area of the home and front area of the home. Special Note: The knocking on the kitchen wall was debunked, it was determined that the refrigerator was causing the noise. Ben has heard this sound from other refrigerators and so has Stefanie.
Equipment Being Used: Mag lights, Digital cameras, EMF Readers, Toshiba Laptop, Video cameras, laser matrix, K2 meters, night vision goggles, temperature gauges.
Denise (occupant): When Denise is the only one at home, she can hear someone walking in the house and sitting next to her on the bed. Electronic disturbances occur, such as the phone ringing and when the phones are checked, no one is on the line. Doors open and close on their own. Denise will close one door and then find the door open again. Sometimes in the middle of the night, voices are heard and Denise will get up and the TV is not on and she can’t determine where the voices are coming from.
Shayna (Denise’s daughter): Shayna experiences a white computer chair creaking on its own. Shayna has a hard time breathing when she is in certain parts of the house. Shayna’s throat actually closes up, for 5 to 10 seconds and then it will go away. When Shayna is in her room she has a feeling of being watched. Shayna will hear knocking on the walls when she is alone. Shayna feels like there is a weight on the bed and sometimes feels the bed shaking.
Isaac (Denise’s son) / Written in his own Words: “I’ve experienced many strange things in my home. I’ve heard movement and floor creaks in my hallway. Many times I have heard beds being sat on. When I am alone I hear knocking on the walls, usually only in one specific area. I feel like I am being watched or someone is near me when I am alone. When I was younger I had constant nightmares when I slept in my room. When I moved out of that room, the nightmares stopped. A few years later I moved back in the room. But, the nightmares are not constant. A few years back I was with my older brother in my room and we both had heard a knock on my window. There was nothing there. A few minutes later it happened again. I was standing in my kitchen one morning and I was alone, out of my peripherals I saw the bathroom light turn on and then off. The area by my sister’s room I feel really tense and when I leave, my body is relieved. The time I had a different bedroom, in the breezeway, I was watching TV alone. Everyone was in my mother’s room. I have an iHome for my iPod and everything was off. They were still plugged in, though. I was minding my own business and my iPod turned on and started to play music rather loud. I was freaked out so I turned it off and went into my mom’s room.”
FIRST INVESTIGATIVE SESSION EVIDENCE BRIEFING:
Possible EVP captured, woman voice saying ‘hear me’. Some investigators felt off balanced or dizzy. High EMF readings, K2 meters going off on one section of the wall. With high EMF readings, it can cause hallucinations for the occupants. John had a personal experience and says he was touched on the leg. Mag flashlights go off and on in response to questions asked. Stefanie and Jennifer felt the entity, a female entity is somehow related to the occupants. Orb pictures taken. From this investigative session, only one piece of evidence stands out, the EVP. The flashlight responses are questionable and of course orb pictures are not evidence, unless you can prove intelligent movement of the orb(s). If you can determine intelligent movement, then I would classify the orb as a spiritual containment field.
SECOND INVESTIGATIVE SESSION EVIDENCE BRIEFING:
Steve Roland captured his 2nd EVP, this one sounded like a little girl that says..”oh..oh”. Stefanie started to communicate with the entity, by using a K2 meter. She would tell the entity to move the light to yellow for a yes, to the red for a no, etc. She received some right on the money responses, while the occupants watched. EVP captured that said ‘sugar’. Isaac (occupant) was called ‘sugar’ by his deceased aunt Kittie. One of the investigators felt completely drained, when another investigator asked the entity to take his energy. So much energy was drained the male investigator almost passed out. When one occupant asked ‘do you love me?’ The occupant felt shivers and then later her body felt very hot. One of the investigators had empathic feelings and felt sad and she started crying. Rhonda picked up a male presence. Many spikes were hit on the K2 meter. Rhonda later felt there were several entities in the room and she felt layers of time unfold in front of her. Rhonda had a personal experience and felt her hair pulled. Flashlight communication indicated that there was a nut farmer entity present.
The EVPs were our best evidence. EVPs will be analyzed further to determine there was no contamination and the EVPs would be considered authentic.
Thank you to the occupants for providing coffee. Thank you to Eileen Boettcher for setting this investigation up and providing the investigators with: brownies and Rice Krispy cakes. Stefanie Paige-Belson conducted a metaphysical cleansing.
SPECIAL NOTE – JOHN SHUE CAPTURES RED GLOBE UFO ON VIDEO:
Driving to Paradise, we fought through the pounding rain and the heavy gusts of wind. Leaving Paradise and heading back to Sacramento, again we fought the storm. On this night, we all became ‘storm chasers’. Now, here is something right out of X-Files. As I was driving home with my videographer John Shue, John spies the Super Moon peaking out from the stormy clouds, he starts filming and to his amazement, he films a red globe UFO that pops in and out of the clouds. He actually caught this on video, so make sure to check his video out when it goes on YouTube. I looked at the footage and I cannot describe it as conventional aircraft. You will be amazed at his video!
Knobkierrie, also spelled knobkerrie, knopkierie or knobkerry, are African clubs used mainly in Southern and Eastern Africa. Typically they have a large knob at one end and can be used for throwing at animals in hunting or for clubbing an enemy’s head. This knob is carved out of a treetrunk and the shaft is simply the branch that protruded from the tree at that point.
The name derives from the Afrikaans word knop, meaning knot or ball and the word kierie, meaning cane or walking stick. The name has been extended to similar weapons used by the natives of Australia, the Pacific islands and other places.
Knobkierries were an indispensable weapon of war, particularly among southern Nguni tribes such as the Zulu and the Xhosa.
During the apartheid era in South Africa they were often carried and used by protesters and sometimes by the police opposing them.
Knobkierries are still widely carried, especially in rural areas. The weapon is employed at close quarters, or as a missile, and in time of peace may serve as a walking-stick.
The head, or knob, is often ornately carved with faces or shapes that have symbolic meaning. The knobkierie itself serves this function in the crest of the 2000 new federal coat of Arms of South Africa and also features on the Order of Mendi for Bravery.
The Celebrity world can be very strange, unusual, paranormal and totally unexplained! So…what do I have here for you today?
Star of E!’s The Spin Crowd, lifestyle expert and Kim Kardashian’s bff, Jonathan Cheban, will be in New York the week of April 18th to talk about his favorite hotspots during the Tribeca Film Festival (which starts today).
Jonathan is launching a new feature called “Places to Be” on social travel planning site Gogobot.com, where people can follow his top travel tips, including the best restaurants (and dishes), hotels and things to do in cities across the world. “Places to Be on Gogobot.com.”
I hope he list some haunted or paranormal places. Psychics use this stuff to ya know!
REMEMBER the psychic that had the AMITYVILLE HORROR type experience? Well she’s back on CBS Radio THE ART OF HEALING. Belinda Bentley is taking over for 6 weeks! Contact and call in for the scariest story of your life and free online psychic readings!
Q: What were some of the experiences you had in the Amityville type house?
A: My abilities allowed me to learn the names and temperament of each spirit/entity in the house. Like a teacher in a classroom, I kept a daily log of the spirits in the house. I made two columns on my roll sheet; the bad spirits and the good spirits. The bad spirits were very destructive and harmful, while the good spirits were protective and nurturing. So in the house there seemed to be a constant struggle between good and evil. When I took roll and figured out who was in the house, I could determine what type of day it was going to be.
In the house, I lived with my brother, my mother and my step father. My brother was seldom ever home as he was always off with his girlfriends and my mother was often at work, which left me alone with my step father. On the occasions that the bad spirits were present, I would see dark shadows around my step father talking and whispering things to him. These negative entities would manipulate and convince him to try to hurt me. He would often tell me that he was not interested in hurting me, but “they” told him to do it. Although there were many occasions that he tried to hurt me, there are two that stand out in my mind the most. The first is when he had his toll box out and he was throwing wrenches at me. I was hiding under the table and as the wrenches were coming at me, they would stop in mid air almost as if they hit an invisible wall and fall about an inch away from me. That was one of the many occasions when the good spirits made sure that he did not hurt me.
One of the most horrifying experiences I had in that house was when I was about 8 years old. My mother had left for work and my step father (who had just about completely lost his mind by this time) decided that it was time to take me out. He came rushing down the hall yelling that “they” wanted me to die. Before he was able to reach my room, the door slammed shut and locked. He was banging and kicking the door so hard that I thought it was going to come off of its hinges. Then he went to my big bedroom window and tried to break it by hitting it with blunt objects and throwing chairs at it. Nothing worked. Everything bounced off the door and window. The door did not unlock or open until my mother arrived home in the early evening. Needless to say, we left the house shortly after that incident.
I understand science. I was a science freak in school! I loved it…I know that our brain carries brain waves and those transmissions can be “picked up” by other living beings. It can effect moods, and change peoples minds etc…but when it comes to ghost. I don’t see the point of holding the experiment if the whole plan seems only to call it all physiological. No matter what the people felt, did or experienced it seems like they would never admit this can be left over energy from a living being, or is a spirit. I say do better test and get real results. This seems like bogus hewy fewy. I mean…I am a skeptic. Show me some proof. Is it or isn’t it? Guessing isn’t science.
Prof Wiseman does not believe the experiences were paranormal
A scientist investigating one of the UK’s “most haunted” locations has said “something quite odd” was going on.
Professor Richard Wiseman used 200 volunteers to carry out a study of Mary King’s Close in Edinburgh.
It yielded reports of apparitions, phantom footsteps, unexplained cold spots and unseen hands.
But Prof Wiseman does not believe the experiences were paranormal. He said environmental and psychological factors were responsible for the hauntings.
Mary King’s Close is a warren of underground streets sealed off from the outside world more than two centuries ago.
It became entombed when Edinburgh’s Royal Exchange – now the City Chambers – was built in 1753.
The top floors of the houses were demolished and the lower floors incorporated into its foundations.
The rooms of many houses still exist, and according to some reports, so do a number of their former residents.
Prof Wisemen sent groups of volunteers to four locations, without telling them that only two sites had a strong reputation for being haunted.
The aim was to compare reports from the different sites.
More than 200 people visited Mary King’s Close for the study
About 70% of those visiting the “haunted” locations reported unusual phenomena.
In contrast, only 48% of people exploring the locations not reputed to be haunted had spooky experiences.
At the “most haunted” site, where a sinister figure in black has repeatedly been seen, more than 80% of the volunteers reported something strange happening.
“There was a massive difference between the locations,” said the professor from the University of Hertfordshire.
“Sometimes people just felt very cold, but there were some quite extreme experiences – feelings of being watched, being touched and having clothing pulled, apparitions of people and animals, and footsteps. I was really surprised at the extent of the experiences.”
Experiments by the researchers showed that the two “haunted” locations were significantly less humid than the other sites.
Observing this reading, I see that Belinda goes into a mind setting, calmness and concentrates oboth ladies. Belinda starts off with Cara and the first thing she asks, is her sign, where she is from. Belinda continues to concentrate and rubs her hands continuously.
Belinda contemplates on the spiritual and physical level of Cara’s plane of existence. She allows her psychic abilities to lead her down a path of Cara’s personal essence.
Belinda asks for guidance from the other side. Belinda goes towards the energetic level and finds that there is a man in Cara’s life that has caused her hurt and mistrust. Belinda does not know Cara or Malena. I know Cara well enough that I know that Belinda has hit the mark. Belinda has now asked Cara to close her eyes. Belinda has Cara imagine that she is breathing into her solar plexus area. Belinda feels that Cara feels that she is so nice to people, so why do people treat her like that? Cara agrees to this assessment.
Belinda again hits the mark on how many children that Cara has and what the children’s gender is. Belinda sees that Cara lets in dysfunctional type of men into her life and when she does meet the right guy or the right people in her life, she rejects them and shows distrust…READ MORE HERE
Belinda sees the middle child (the son) not liking the fact that he is the middle child and sees that this son has a gift of observing phenomenon from the other side. Cara confirms that this is true. Belinda goes into detail the full gift that her son has. It appears that entities from the other side are trying to communicate with her son. Belinda feels that Cara’s psychic son does not feel safe, because of his gift. Belinda suggests that he seeks assistance from another psychic or paranormal investigator to help him understand his abilities. The psychic son does not like the men that Cara hangs around with. Cara confirms all of this as true… READ MORE DETAILS OF THE READING HERE
“Using the energy of stones for readings and healing is nothing new,” explains Hayes. “In fact, stones have been used since ancient times. The famous stones at Stonehenge began to be used around 2600 BCE. The blue stones, 18 of which survive, have been linked to the prehistoric human’s search for healing. The older Greek civilizations also established healing uses for certain stone and frequently wore them for strength and protection in battle.“
Well known based psychic, medium, past life channeler, Reiki Master, healer and master of stones, Allison Hayes, “The Rock Girl”, has established an unequaled reputation both nationally and internationally for her ability to use the energy of stones in both psychic readings and healing sessions.
Studying both here and abroad, Hayes studied with “old school” stone teachers. Climbing into stone quarries and digging rocks out of the earth, she worked with each stone for months on end, until she could separate the energies out of each just by touch. Her final test was to be able to put her hands into buckets of muddy water and identify each stone solely by its vibration. Passing with flying colors, she earned the title of “Master of Stones”, also known as the “High Priestess of Stones”,
“Using the energy of stones for readings and healing is nothing new,” explains Hayes. “In fact, stones have been used since ancient times. No one can actually provide an exact date when this first started. However, history tells us that Malachite is one of the oldest healing stones and is mentioned from 3000 BC. In fact, women in ancient Egypt used malachite as eye shadow. Tutankhamen was buried with 143 gems and talismans. The famous stones at Stonehenge began to be used around 2600 BCE. The blue stones, 18 of which survive, have been linked to the prehistoric human’s search for healing. The older Greek civilizations also established healing uses for certain stone and frequently wore them for strength and protection in battle. In China, hot stones were used to re-invigorate tired muscles and to improve the function of internal organs as long ago as 2000 BC.
Today, stones are everywhere; they are found in the microchips of computers, ultrasound devices, lasers, watches and other forms of electronic equipment. Some are formed by magma or gases in the earth’s core, volcanic lava streams, the salt beds of lakes, rivers and oceans, as well as from the sedimentation process. Atoms group together to form the essential regularity that determines the shapes and qualities of crystals and stones. The particles of these atoms (protons, neutrons and electrons) are basic units of energy that emit subtle vibrations. As each stone has its own unique molecular and geometrical structure, they vibrate on different frequencies.
Stones are capable of projecting, receiving, containing, emanating and refracting light and energy, and have an electromagnetic field which surrounds them, as do human beings. Humans, each one being their own unique atomic and molecular structure, also vibrate at their own frequency. The human body is made up of salt water, and salt is a crystalline formation. When we are unwell in any way (physically, mental/emotionally, spiritually), our own vibration is lowered, and we are considered to be out of balance.
With Energy Balancing with the Frequency of Stones, stones are used to affect the liquid crystal formation of the body in order to increase its vibration and bring it back into balance.
Because stones also carry a frequency, they can be used to cleanse, balance, and align the chakras (the electromagnetic energy centers that lie along the center of the body), meridians (the electromagnetic pathways that lie close to the skin and connect to the chakras) and auric fields (the electromagnetic sheath that surrounds the human body). This type of healing work is excellent for fulfilling and healing Karmic debt and contracts, and can awaken memories/gifts in the cellular memory of DNA. Soul Purpose and Path can ultimately be revealed and profound healing can occur on the Soul level.”
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Valentine’s Day Interview. Celebrity Model, Actress (Epic Movie, Law and Order) and Healer Kahshanna Evens Interviews Belinda Bentley the Celebrity Sex Psychic (Travel Channel, E!) for an Intimate look into your own sex life only at Urban Oracle! Read part of this adult interview below… www.kahshannaevans.com
What are your gifts, can you tell us a little about them?
…The most fun I have being a psychic though is my gift as a Sex Psychic. I’m able to see into a persons sexual being. To me this is valuable because our sexual health is just as important as our mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health yet it is so ignored by the masses. The only way we could exist on this planet is through sex. So nurturing that aspect of the self is nurturing the person, the beings we are and the reason we exist. To deny our sexuality is to deny the self. Sex readings show me what is affecting a persons sex life or how their sexual self is affecting different areas of their life. Such as career, family, relationships and communication. Putting a twist on it, I deal with spirit-sex cases as well. A few days ago I was on a special that aired on Travel Channel called “Ghostly Lovers,” it’s all about spirit sex and Spectrophila. Just a note: when I say sexuality, it means the persons gender and how they relate to the world as a male or female. Or as a sexual human being. Many think when I refer to problematic sexually it means I’m saying they are gay. It comes up quite a lot.
Do you have any advice for people who are interested in Spirituality and are not sure where to start?
Yes! I was raised in a religious household and I remember everything sexual was wrong except for…The full details:URBAN ORACLE
Tell us a little about your thoughts and experiences with pleasure, sexuality and joy…
Through scientific research I’ve found that we are animals who react to mating and sex just like the animal world does. We smell pheromones and react to it. We subconsciously pick up on natural body scents and smells that either repels or attracts people to us. The real pleasure comes through this discovery. Instead of wearing perfumes and body sprays we could be enhancing our own scents! I feel like what we do to cover up our smell can affect libido and who we attract and don’t attract. Using natural oils and herbs enhances what we have. What we eat will affect this as well as a lot of other things we do.
I believe to find pleasure all you have to do is enhance or repair what you already have. We are good enough as we are and we can become better then good and become great! This makes us excellent lovers who excel at giving and receiving. Personally I have began eating more Alkaline, using all nature skin care products like Olive Oil, Coconut Oil and the like. For sexual enhancement I only use all nature products like Sex Butter. This to me is how we discover the true meaning of pleasure. Get out of the mind and back into our bodies where we can enjoy the physical pleasures that this short time on earth allows us.
Do you have any exercises you can suggest to people who are looking to be in harmony with their sexuality?
What are your thoughts on partnership, love and romance?
I have a lot of thoughts on the subject. My wish is that we were more involved in loving and being loved, than finding a husband or wife. We spend so much time trying to be traditional or trying to “capture” someone that we miss out on what we are really looking for LOVE! I’ve dealt with this so many times with clients.
Find true lasting love and then see how it plays out. Build your future and plan it together. Instead of building this make believe future in your mind and wanting someone to fit into that scenario. Partnerships are beautiful. I love seeing older couples in the park holding hands. I’ve asked a few of them their secrets for long term success… THE ANSWERS ONLY AT URBAN ORACLE!
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