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What to Do If You are Haunted – Edge of the Rabbit Hole – Vanessa Hogle/Mike Ricksecker

Posted in ghosthunt, Ghosts, haunting, mariebargas, NationalGhostHuntingDay2017, Pagan, Paranormal, Pop Culture, Psychic Readings, remoteviewing, Spirituality, thehollywoodwitch, witchcraft with tags , , , , , , on August 16, 2017 by Marie Bargas

I am really excited to be part of the Horsefly Chronicles Paranormal Team even if it’s just as a consultant. In these few months Vanessa and I have really bonded psychic to psychic, witch to witch. I have the utmost respect for her abilities as a psychic and remote viewer. And she’s an awesome bestie, too!

We invite you to join us on September 30th the celebrate National Ghost Hunting Day – #worldslargestghosthunt.

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REMOTE PSYCHIC AND INVESTIGATOR/HORSEFLYCHRONICLES PARANORMAL TEAM – Vanessa Hogle  –  III Fold Paranormal – “Legend of Cropsey”

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Vanessa Hogle

Vanessa Hogle has been involved with the paranormal since she was a little girl, having her first spiritual visitation at two years old. This made for quite a difficult childhood so she blocked as much as she could from the age of thirteen till she was in her thirties, when she finally stepped out of the broom closet. Since then she has been a recurring guest on numerous radio and You Tube shows, has been a co-host on her own radio show, “Edge of the Rabbit Hole”, which is now a successful You Tube show, been published in six books, three of which are her own parabiographies and consulted on Animal Planets “The Haunted…Leave or Die” episode. She is a remote viewer with credits to teams all over the world as well as an “on site” investigator, when travel time allows it.

 

 

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Celebrity Psychic Marie Bargas Returns as the Hollywood Witch

Posted in Angels, Astrology, Holistic Healing, Humor, mariebargas, Mercury Retrograde, Pagan, Pop Culture, Psychic Readings, romance, sex, Spirituality, thehollywoodwitch, witchcraft, Witchy Style with tags , , , , , , on August 16, 2017 by Marie Bargas

It’s Mercury Retrograde and the Witch is Back!

Posted in Angels, Art, Astrology, Couture Fashion, Folk Medicine, Holistic Healing, How to, Humor, Literature, love, mariebargas, Mercury Retrograde, Pagan, Pop Culture, Psychic Readings, romance, sex, Spirituality, Uncategorized, witchcraft, Witchy Style, Writing with tags , , , , , , on August 16, 2017 by Marie Bargas

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The Truth About Angels

Posted in Angels, Movies, Pagan, Pop Culture, Spirituality, Witchy Style with tags , , on April 29, 2013 by Marie Bargas

6deda039c616bca1e94a9f897b605118As I was leafing through the blogs today I decided to do a search on Angels because since I’ve been invoking the Holy Spirit there have been quite a lot of them around me.  I chanced upon a beautiful photo of the Queen of Angels and I was going to re-blog it. But then I saw the caption and stopped cold.  Underneath the photo was a prayer to end abortion.  Looking up at the tags it was clear that the blogger was Christian. Searching through some of the other blogs I noticed that most of the bloggers were Christian. I read bits and pieces of each blog and decided to post my own. Why?  Because it’s time somebody brought up the fact that Angels and working with Angels are not an exclusively Christian thing. Angels are present in Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and many other faiths throughout the world. Angels do not appear exclusively to Christians!  Angels do not support ALL Christian beliefs and when you get right down to it… the history of Angels goes far back before the dawn of Christianity.

“Some scholars say that the earliest religious representation of the angels dates back to the city of Ur, in the Euphrates Valley, c. 4000–2500 b.c.e.”(Ancient Angels)

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Archangel Michael – courtesy of Wikipedia

Furthermore, let’s clear something up immediately. There are a lot of WITCHES who work regularly with Angels for healing and protection. This is not surprising since ANGELS ARE NOT BIGOTS even though some human beings portray them as such.  I invoke Archangel Michael everyday for protection. Some trolls have tried to insist that what I perceive as Angels are in fact “Devils” by default because I’m a Witch. So, let me make another thing perfectly clear. Witches don’t worship Satan! Satanists worship Satan. Sadly, the notion that witches make pacts with the Devil in order to become witches is a common plot point in fictional Hollywood movies and tv shows. I’m not even going to see LORDS OF SALEM, even though I love Rob Zombie, because the plot is insulting to me. But seriously, it’s time someone set the record straight. Angels are also called upon to create what is called the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram, a popular ritual with roots in the Golden Dawn that is used to banish negative vibes.  The four Archangels – Raphael, Michael, Gabriel and Uriel are called upon to preside over the four quarters over flaming banishing pentagrams.  That’s right – Angels + Pentagrams. If you thought pentagrams immediately meant devil worship you were WRONG.  In my own daily practice I say a traditional Catholic Prayer to my own Guardian Angel in Latin.

ANGELE DEI,
qui custos es mei,
Me tibi commissum pietate superna;
(Hodie, Hac nocte) illumina, custodi, rege, et guberna.
Amen.

ANGEL OF GOD,
my guardian dear,
To whom his love commits me here;
Ever this (day, night) be at my side,
To light and guard, to rule and guide.
Amen.

Angele Dei, also known as the Prayer to One’s Guardian Angel, was in the past attributed to St. Anselm (c1033-1109)

So, before you go off half-cocked about Angels please do your research and keep in mind that Angels do not have the limitations of fear, prejudice and bigotry… but human beings sure do.  In fact if we took a lesson from the Angels we would respect all faiths, because THEY do.

Why this Witch does NOT Worship Satan

Posted in Pop Culture, Spirituality on April 16, 2013 by Marie Bargas

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Repeat after me. “Witches don’t worship Satan. Witches don’t worship Satan. Witches don’t worship  Satan.”  And while you’re at it, put this in your pipe and smoke it – I don’t “worship” Jesus for the same reasons.  While I believe that both Jesus and Satan exist as opposite archetypes, Yin and Yang so to speak of the Judeo-Christian communities, I don’t fall down on my knees to either of them.  I’ve had enough negative experiences with the patriarchy.  So, why would I want to diminish my own hard won self-esteem by buying into two largely misogynistic schools of spirituality?  I don’t. In their purest forms Christianity and even the Church of Satan don’t necessarily have to be misogynistic, but in practice today, here in Los Angeles, in 2013 they sure are. And seriously, both schools of thought are far too obsessed with female sexuality and are equal as adversaries in the “War Against Women.”

While I am not a Wiccan, I agree with their views on both Satan and Jesus even though technically my own personal practice has its roots in Catholicism with several caveats – I don’t hate myself for being a woman.  I don’t believe that my gender is responsible for “the Fall.” I view that as just another bunch of malarkey perpetuated by the patriarchy in order to keep the status quo. Personally, I think the rationale in any school of thought which maintains that women are objects, unable to control their own desires and better utilized for the procreation and pleasuring of men is a lame excuse for the atrocities committed by men against women every day all over the world.

Believe it or not I have and always will be a heterosexual woman. I don’t hate men, but I don’t buy into the notion that women are second class citizens either.  When the Church of Satan came out with the practice of using a nude woman’s body as an “altar” I wrote them off.  Of course I don’t worship Satan.  He’s a misogynist!

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Posted in Pagan, Spirituality with tags on April 12, 2013 by Marie Bargas

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Once again, Spirit has seen to it that I write something else.  This morning I was going to discuss Misophonia, a condition that stems from how the brain is wired, but is experienced by sound sensitivity.  My thoughts were in order, my daughter, my self and my grandmother have dealt with this syndrome our entire lives. But Spirit sent a dream instead. One that needs to be repeated for whom-ever or what-ever reason.

… And the tree was old, by hundreds of years. The branches were long and some seemingly dropped to the ground only to rise up once more toward the heaven, strong and capable, beckoning children to come … and climb… and play. The phrase ‘this is the tree of ‘life’  kept repeating in my head. I did not know the species, but the blooms were 2” in diameter white with a slip of pink in the center…

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