“The Hand On The Mirror”: Can our loved ones speak to us from beyond the grave?

hand on the mirror

I was having a chat with my mom recently about making a will and telling us any plans for what she wants us to do with her ... after she ... you know ... moves on to the next adventure."Do you want to be buried in Massachusetts?" I asked, because that's where she's from and I wondered if she'd like to be back with her family."I don't care," was her reply."Do you even want to be buried?" I asked. "Would you rather be cremated?""I don't care what you do with me.""OK," I said … [Read more...]

Walking the dog in the cemetery

A portion of the cemetery where I like to walk with the dogs.

One of my favorite places to walk with my dog is a small cemetery just a few minutes from our house. It's quiet and I enjoy meandering amongst the gravestones, reading the inscriptions and wondering about the lives of the people buried there.I worry sometimes that it might be disrespectful, me and the dog, trodding around on top of people at rest. So when I take Bandit, I stick to the paved roadways to avoid him peeing on every marker.Today I took Bailey with me for the first time, and we … [Read more...]

Dogs and cats and spirits, oh my! – Halloween and your pets

For the last 24 hours, our dogs have been unusually worked up. Barking, fighting, and generally squirrely. (OK, I guess I should add "squirrelier than normal.) Last night I made a joke that maybe, on the day before Halloween, the veil between the dead and the undead had lifted a bit early.  A joke, but I do believe that animals are sensitive to spirits. And since this is a very important time in pagan religions, when it's believed that the veil between the dead and the undead is at its th … [Read more...]


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