Author: Steve Paslow

Astrology and the Sun Signs

In the earliest times, mankind has believed the sun, moon, stars, and planets were all divinities: gods or goddesses. For many centuries, men did not separate the existence of planets and erroneously thought planets were stars that did not twinkle in the sky. And primitive men thought...

A Short Guide to Palmistry

Since antiquity,  there has been the belief that the lines on the palms of the hands indicate character traits of the person as well as what his or her fortune or destiny holds. Although palmistry deals with interpretation of the lines of the entire hand, there are four...

Magic Mirrors of Yesterday

After thousands of years, but still centuries and centuries ago, inventors produced mirrors that the common people would regard as magical. These mirrors in particular are mirrors built a certain way that are trick mirrors. With such a mirror, for instance, a slim person can stand in front...

Flying Carpets(Magic Carpets) Analyzed

In ancient and medieval Asia and especially the Middle East, are stories of carpets that magically fly through the air, especially very high in the sky, while allowing people, who sit down in the center, to ride these carpets. The most famous tale on such supernatural carpets...

Christmas Celebration, Blessings, and Reverence

The Christmas season is upon us. The mass of Christ is not so far away. December 25th ushers in Christmas for the peoples who observe the Gregorian Calendar and January 7th of the new year is Christmas of the Orthodox Calendar. The Gregorian Calendar date of December 25th...

Secrets of Wizards and Magicians Revealed

Since antiquity, there have been wizards and magicians who have claimed to perform magical acts. People have seen, heard, and experienced various strange occult feats. Some of these mysterious; awesome occurrences are studied in this article. During the Middle Ages of Europe, sometimes wizards and magicians would...

Amulets and Talismans

Since antiquity, people have carried or wore what they believed to be magical charms to bring them wealth, power, good health, protection, success, and good luck. Other people, skeptical in such paranormality would simply scoff at them. Yet, there are other people who do not really believe,...

Secrets of Alchemy Revealed

For thousands of years, alchemy was mainly concerned , in classical folklore, with two objectives. First, to change base metals, especially lead, into gold. Second, to discover an elixir of immortality or at least to live in the physical sense for many centuries. Base metals were considered to be the...

The Mexican Festival: Day of the Dead

A  special holiday celebrated all throughout Mexico, that is also a public holiday, is the “Day of the Dead” which is known in Spanish as Di’a de Muertos or in English speaking countries(Anglophone countries) with Mexican populations as Di’a de los Muertos. On this solemn day, Mexicans honor their...

Five Famous Haunted Houses in the USA

These 5 haunted houses are just a few of the many, many haunted houses in America. They are as follows:(1). The Jennie Wade House, Gettysburg PA. (2). The Farnsworth House, Gettysburg, PA 3).The Whaley House, San Diego, California (4) The Lizzy Borden House, Fall River, Massachusetts (5).Villisca Axe Murder...

Witches and Witchcraft

Witches and witchcraft are based on many uncanny things since ancient times. Witchcraft seems primarily about acquiring good health, wealth, love, and the vanquishing or even the destruction of enemies; all through alleged magical means. We shall study, in some degree of depth, various witchcraft practices. For...

Werewolves Are Real

In old, old legends werewolves would be men, but sometimes women, who are extremely hairy with a partly human face and a partly wolfish face with fanged teeth. Were such stories simply myths? There is a medical condition called Hypertrichosis (also called Ambras Syndrome) whereby there is...

Zombies Analyzed

Zombies are mythical creatures of the living dead people or commonly referred to as the undead that are produced from the reanimation of dead corpses, most often through alleged magical means or through some type of fabled supernatural scientific means. The English word zombie is derived from...

The Secret Story Revealed – Vampires

People, at times, do sickening, bestially violent, criminal things. Since ancient times, there is the belief among various people that blood is a sacred, life-giving fluid. If a person is suffering from severe physical ailments; especially during times of plague and pestilence; most believed drinking blood will help such...

Secret Explained of Genie from an Oil Lamp

For thousands of years, there are stories of an oil lamp that is found by someone who then proceeded to rub it as to clean it and out pops of a genie who magically grants 3 wishes to that person as a reward for helping the genie to get out...

Unicorns are based on real Creatures

Since antiquity, there has been the legendary beast called the unicorn; the general notion being of which is a horse with one long, protruding horn growing in the middle of its forehead. Yet, in some cases, unicorns were described as a horse like or a goat like...

Leprechauns, Fairies and Elves

Since ancient times, there have been stories of strange, human looking, tiny beings known as leprechauns, fairies, elves, and sprites. Leprechauns are a type of fairies that are from Ireland. The word, leprechaun is derived from old Gavelic leipreachan, from Middle Irish luchorpan, meaning lu: small and corp: body,...

The Marti Gras Celebration

Marti Gras – image on Flickr.com Marti Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, the day before Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the Catholic Christian practice where a cross of ashes is placed on a worshiper’s forehead on the Wednesday in the seventh week before Easter. Marti Gras...

The Mystery of Ball Lightning

We have all watched lightning bolts emerge from dark rain clouds; lightning looking like jagged streaks. But, there is a very rare weather phenomenon in which lightning appears in the shape of a sphere or a pear with fuzzy edges and is called ball lightning. Although this...

Oriental Hotei God Was a Real Man

In China, Japan, and Vietnam, one of the most famous Gods of Oriental religion is the Hotei. He is the God of contentment, happiness, wealth, money, good luck, prosperity, and material abundance. This deity is the patron saint or patron God of fishermen, restaurant owners and workers,...

Bizarre Earth Quake Lights

A very rare occurrence before and during earthquakes are lights being seen. Such phenomenon is called earthquake lights or earthquake lightning. These iridescent wonders have been noticed since ancient times and have been visible anywhere from just a few seconds, to as early as 11 days before....

Giant Ground Sloths, Still Living Now?

From the first prehistoric fossils discovered in the1700’s AD, giant ground sloths have lived in the Americas (North America, Central America, and South America) from 35 million years ago to many centuries past the end of the Pleistocene Era( The Ice Age). The largest ground sloths belong...

On Haunted Houses & Castles

There are houses and castles that are said to be haunted by the spirits of the deceased. While many people tend to avoid such spectral dwellings; some individuals actually seek out such places to acquire paranormal experiences. There have been houses said to be haunted whereby the...

Hypnosis Explained?

The term “hypnosis” comes from the ancient Greek word hypnos (sleep) and osis (put to sleep). Hypnosis or hypnotism is the strange phenomena in which a person gives control over his or her mind to another person. The latter person is called a hypnotist. Most people, by their personal...