So, if you have read part one and two of the S.K. Pierce Haunted Victorian Mansion, you may have interest in heading to Gardner, MA and checking it out for yourself.
There is a psychic fair going on October 18 and I think I will attend to see why I feel so drawn there. (To see the flyer better with the times and prices, just right click and save the image to your computer and re-open it.)
I know about tarot readings, but have never had it done. I have had my palm read a couple of times and some things have actually come to fruition. I want to be a skeptic but I want to believe. It must be the Libra in me, always trying to make the scales balance. They never seem to though. I do believe in ghosts, having seen a full body apparition and had many experiences throughout my lifetime (see my first post, entitled, “Where the Ghosts Live,” for more on my own personal experiences) but I’m not sure how much I believe in fortune telling. I’m sure it all has to do with the credibility of the medium for me.
I saw there will be automatic writing and fork bending, which look interesting but I have to say that I honestly am not sure what a divination workshop or table tipping is all about. So I figured I would do a little research and share what I found.
Tomorrow is my birthday so I think I will make this trip to celebrate and invite some friends along. I have included the flyer here. If you are local and would like to check it out, feel free. It starts at 6pm and goes, “to the witching hour.”
Divination is the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means. So, I would only guess that a divination workshop is meant to teach you how to use items to try to read the future. Some methods include reading tea leaves, tarot cards, etc. but I’m not sure exactly which will be offered.
When I mentioned this to a few people I realized I was not the only one who did not know what this was. Let me show a video I found that may give you a visual insight. It looks like a seance where a leader asks the spirits questions while people gather around the table and gently place their hands on the table. If spirits are so inclined to answer, they tip the table in response.
Here is a video I found of a different location. You decide for yourself. Everyone will have their own opinion as to whether they think this is real or can even happen. I cannot give an opinion. That is only because I would need to be there and see it happening and trust those around the table. That’s how I am. I’d love your opinion…
So I have a couple of questions for you… Which of the events above would you choose if you went and what did you think of the video?
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Interesting post. I’m not into the occult as I feel it is morally against my faith as a Christian to seek answers to life’s questions apart from God, especially since he specifically forbade us to do so. I do hope that in your search for truth you seek Him as well. Blessings.
I appreciate your position on this and I completely understand. I am christian as well and I am in no way arguing with you but for me, I want to believe that somehow, even after we go to heaven, there will be a way to watch over family as I have felt watched over by not just God but family members who have passed on already. I’m not looking for a debate, just stating my reasoning and affirming that, yes, I do believe in God. I don’t want you to feel that you have to read something that you are ethically against though. I don’t think that’s fair either. If you come across it again in the UBC, I will understand if you decline to read. I appreciate that you left a comment. 🙂
Missy, I don’t have a problem reading something I don’t agree with…unless it’s boring, then I don’t waste my time…lol..so don’t worry.
Brenda Adelman said:
The divination workshop seemed interesting. I believe everything that has ever happened and ever will be is present in the now moment. I wonder how that workshop would address that belief.
Brenda, I don’t know what I believe about that part of it all yet. You pose a very interesting question. Thank you for stopping by.
Bonnie Gean said:
I’m having a hard time believing the table tipping – and I’ve seen spirits and talked to my mother after she passed. This has too many variables that allow other people to affect the outcome. 🙂
That is where my skepticism comes in Bonnie. That video was only 2% believable to me. It’s a good illustration of what it is though. According to Wiki, it became popular around 1853 in England. Then came the Ouiji board. I won’t touch one of those again!!
Bonnie Gean said:
Ouiji boards are something I no longer touch! Once was enough to make a believer out of me and that was one time too many as far as I’m concerned.
I’m not saying that table tipping doesn’t work, but this video wouldn’t convince me that it does. 🙂
I can’t believe you’ve seen an apparition!!! OMG! For some reason ghosts freak me out a little bit. I’m not quite sure why but eeeekkk ghost stories make me so scared.. LOL I think this event is going to be fun and I hope you get some insight. Let us know how it goes.
BTW I’m visiting from Bonnie’s article writing challenge.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I’m guessing it’s the fear is the unknown that scares us the most. It’s something we simply cannot explain. That and the fact that they could sneak up on us at any time.