Psychic Archaeology and the Glastonbury Scripts
On June 16, 1908, Capt. John Allen Bartlett, a retired military officer living in Bristol, England, took a pencil in hand, as architect and archaeologist Frederick Bligh Bond firmly held the foolscap paper below the pencil. Glastonbury Scripts, information that was supposedly communicated to the pair via automatic writing, by long-dead monks who had once lived at Englands Glastonbury Abbey. In addition to describing the layout of the abbey, they described its d?cor, their everyday routines, their problems, and the political state of affairs governing their lives. Thus began the sucessful psychic archaeology of the abbey grounds between 1908 and 1916.
Automatic Writing and the Fluid Pen of Spirit Patience Worth
Many moons ago I lived. Again I come, Patience Worth my name. So began the communication with a spirit named Patience Worth on July 8, 1913, by three women from St. Louis, MO, who were playing on an ouija board. Patience Worth would later identify herself as the spirit of a 17th-century English woman who had migrated to the United States, where she was killed by Indians at the age of 44. Over the next 24 years, Patience dictated approximately four million words, including books, short stories, plays, poems, and countless epigrams and aphorisms. She would be acclaimed as a literary genius, even compared to such literary greats as William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer, and Edmund Spenser.
The Enduring Enigma of the Hope Diamond
It sits alone in a place of honor in the Harry Winston Gallery of the Smithsonian Institutes National Museum of Natural History, sealed within a revolving glass case. It is the single most viewed object in the Smithsonian collection; every year, six million people come to catch a glimpse of this legendary object. Through the centuries, it has been known as the Tavernier Bleu, La C?leste, the French Blue, and even the Diamond of Death. But it is known now as the Hope Diamond, a gem that has been valued at upwards of 250 million dollars and is widely believed to be cursed.
Psychic to the Stars Kenny Kingston
Today it is not unusual to be psychic. But to get to the root of the current popularity of psychic phenomena, it is necessary to honor those who paved the way for the current crop of celebrity psychics, such as Jonathan Edward, Sylvia Browne, and James vanPraagh. That someone is Kenny Kingston.
Florida's Mysterious Coral Castle
About 30 miles south of Miami, FL, there is a curious roadside attraction called Coral Castle. Beneath its hard surface lies the heart of Edward Leedskalnin, who built the castle between 1920 to 1940. Still more fascinating, at five feet tall and 100 pounds, he reportedly accomplished this feat with nothing more than primitive hand tools
and old Ford Model-T parts.