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2005 Archive:
Whose Scrooge? - by Lee Prosser
December 15, 2005

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Spirit Dor by John Richards
December 9, 2005

The Witchcraft Connection - The Ghostly Carpenter - by Marcus Foxglove Griffin
December 6, 2005

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Nature is a Haunted House - by Lee Prosser
December 1, 2005

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Hollywood Ghost Hunt Weekend by Richard Senate
November 28, 2005

Clairvoyance, Ghosts, and Music - by Lee Prosser
November 15, 2005

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Halloween and the End Times - by Lee Prosser
November 1, 2005

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The Witchcraft Connection - Resurrection Mary: The Conclusion - by Marcus Foxglove Griffin
October 20, 2005

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1 Corinthians 12:10 - by Lee Prosser
October 15, 2005

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Gift From A Child By Rick Hayes
October 14, 2005

Ghost Hunt: The Liberace Mansion by Richard Senate
October 7, 2005

Mimosa, Marigold, Cayenne, Dandelion, Mullein, Clairvoyance, Uncle Willard, and Ghosts - by Lee Prosser
October 1, 2005

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Today's Cults of Personality by Wayne Harrup
September 19, 2005

Clairvoyance and the River of the Mind - by Lee Prosser
September 15, 2005

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Bide One's Time - Rev. Pat Robertson - by Lee Prosser
September 1, 2005

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Cedar Key Inn - The Man in the Kitchen by Janice Cottrill
August 29, 2005

Bide One's Time - High Spirits - by Lee Prosser
August 15, 2005

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CBS Introduces the Ghost Whisperer by Jeff Belanger
August 5, 2005

Bide One's Time - Ghostly Encounter - by Lee Prosser
August 1, 2005

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Bide One's Time - Don Bachardy - by Lee Prosser
July 15, 2005

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Bide One's Time - New Mexico, Land of Enchantment - by Lee Prosser
July 1, 2005

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Tibetan Beliefs On Death and Beyond Part 2 of 2 by Janice Cottrill
June 20, 2005

Bide One's Time - Why Do We Enjoy Ghost Story Movies? - by Lee Prosser
June 15, 2005

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Tibetan Beliefs On Death and Beyond Part 1 of 2 by Janice Cottrill
June 13, 2005

Bide One's Time - We are Each a Living Ghost in Our Own Story - by Lee Prosser
June 1, 2005

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Electronic Voice Phenomena (E.V.P.) by Todd M. Bates
May 23, 2005

Bide One's Time - Sensitive to Ghosts - by Lee Prosser
May 17, 2005

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Emotions of the Paranormal by Brian Leffler
May 13, 2005

George Lutz's Amityville Horror by Jeff Belanger
April 12, 2005

Connecting Through Reincarnation? by Rick Hayes
March 16, 2005

Chinese Hopping Ghosts by Janice Cottrill
March 4, 2005

Dr. Hans Holzer - A Lifetime of Explaining the Unexplained by Jeff Belanger
February 7, 2005

The Legend of Lucy Keyes by John Stimpson
February 4, 2005

Raymond Buckland by Lee Prosser
January 28, 2005

The Mysterious Haunting of Stone's Public House by David Retalic
January 23, 2005

Some Musings on White Noise by Lee Prosser
January 12, 2005

India and the Supernatural by Lee Prosser
January 3, 2005

October 1, 2005

Bide One's Time

Mimosa, Marigold, Cayenne, Dandelion, Mullein, Clairvoyance, Uncle Willard, and Ghosts
By Lee Prosser

Lee Prosser - Bide One's Time is Lee's bi-weekly column on the supernatural.Ghosts, apparitions, and spirits appear frequently around mimosa trees. So, dont sit under the mimosa tree with anybody except your loved one and a friendly ghost!

When I was a child growing up, I remember the mimosa trees growing near fences and the old red barn where my Uncle Willard Firestone lived. Near the roots of the mimosa trees, he had planted marigolds and wild dandelions. When it comes to legends and lore, the mimosa tree has a long history over the centuries. Many sources relate how mimosa helps in the development of psychic abilities, prophetic dreams, and clairvoyance.

Mimosa flowers and leaves are used in spells of purification. If you are the target of a hex or curse, bathe in mimosa flowers. Also, another method to shatter a hex or curse is to sprinkle cayenne pepper powder twice around the outside of your home. Cayenne is a well-known herb in magickal spells.

Marigold promotes clairvoyance, and is oftentimes planted around the base of a mimosa tree by various spiritual seekers wanting to know what is found in the afterlife. Dandelion root, dried and roasted, can be served as a tasty tea to promote psychic powers. Also, a cup of hot dandelion tea will call spirits. Spirits will come to the tea as the steam and aroma escape into the air. The cup is either held or placed on a table. Sometimes the tea is sipped slowly while awaiting the spirits.

As I write this, I am looking out the window. I can see the large mullein plants swaying in the gentle October wind. It is a good time to be in the country and feel the change of seasons and the wind. I drink mullein tea during the flu season for sinus and lung health. It is important when making teas that you make the tea in a natural way without adding any flavorings or sweeteners. Flavorings and sweeteners are made by humans, not by nature. Avoid flavorings and sweeteners. 

I wrote about the preparation and use of mullein, mugwort, dandelion, and peppermint teas in the book, Herbal Magick by Gerina Dunwich (New Page Books, 2002). Another excellent guide is the book, Herbs by Lesley Bremness (Dorling Kindersley, 1994), with its visual and fact guide to over seven-hundred herb species. If you are in the wild, Edible Wild Plants by Thomas S. Elias and Peter A. Dykeman (Sterling Publishing, 1990) is an invaluable guide and worth your time.

There is much we can learn from the plant kingdom nature has given to us. Train and listen to your intuition. Watch and interact with the plant kingdom with reverence and empathy. You will be surprised at what you learn about clairvoyance and ghosts.

Lee Prosser is's book reviewer and a regular contributor. "Bide One's Time" is Prosser's twice-monthly column on his supernatural musings.

2014 Haunted New England Wall Calendar by Jeff Belanger photography by Frank Grace
Check out the 2014 Haunted New England wall calendar by Jeff Belanger and photography by Frank Grace!

Paranormal Conferences and Lectures
Don't miss the following events and lectures:

Jeff Belanger and “The Bridgewater Triangle” at Dedham Community Theatre - April 6, 2014 9:00PM

The Spirits of the Mark Twain House - Hartford, Connecticut - April 12, 2014

Paracon Australia - East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia - May 10-12, 2014