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2006 Archive:
The Winchester Mystery House - Ghost Chronicles
December 28, 2006

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Investigating Jane Doherty - Ghost Chronicles
December 20, 2006

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Shadow People - by Lee Prosser
December 16, 2006

Column - regular feature

The Westford Knight - Ghost Chronicles
December 15, 2006

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Haunted Real Estate by Richard Senate
December 13, 2006

Traditions Behind Christmas By Vince Wilson
December 8, 2006

The Haunted Dibbuk Box - Ghost Chronicles
December 6, 2006

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Have Ghosts? Will Travel: A Ghostgeek's Guide to the RMS Queen Mary By Jen Brown
December 4, 2006

Thanksgiving: A Day of Forgiveness - by Lee Prosser
December 1, 2006

Column - regular feature

America's Stonehenge - Ghost Chronicles
November 29, 2006

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Instrumental TransCommunication (ITC) - by Jeff Belanger
November 16, 2006

Ghost Hunt Seminar - Ghost Chronicles
November 15, 2006

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Ghost Photography: Orbs by Robbin Van Pelt
November 9, 2006

Pet Ghosts - Ghost Chronicles
November 6, 2006

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Ghosts Haunt the Inn by Richard Senate
November 3, 2006

Japanese Woman Artist - by Lee Prosser
November 1, 2006

Column - regular feature

The Ghosts of the Windham Restaurant - Ghost Chronicles
October 30, 2006

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

The Salem Witches - Ghost Chronicles
October 23, 2006

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Homan House, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: A Preliminary Report by John Sabol
October 20, 2006

What Does Halloween/Samhain Mean to You? - Compiled by Jeff Belanger
October 16, 2006

That is the Way of It - by Lee Prosser
October 15, 2006

Column - regular feature

Fooling the Ghost Hunter by Richard Senate
October 11, 2006

Jack Kerouac - by Lee Prosser
October 2, 2006

Column - regular feature

Civil War Re-enactors and the Ghost Experience - by Jeff Belanger
September 15, 2006

Who Goes There in the Shadows? - by Lee Prosser
September 15, 2006

Column - regular feature

Engagement and Data Analysis in Symmetrical Field Investigations by John Sabol
September 11, 2006

Occult Warfare by Richard Senate
September 6, 2006

Cats and Other Critters From Beyond the Grave - by Lee Prosser
September 1, 2006

Column - regular feature

Chicago's Strange Angles and Haunted Architecture by Ursula Bielski
August 25, 2006

I Have a Hunch: A Look at Psychics, Mediums, and Clairvoyants - by Jeff Belanger
August 16, 2006

Geof Gray-Cobb - by Lee Prosser
August 15, 2006

Column - regular feature

Orbs: Have They Become that Boring? by Tuesday Miles
August 14, 2006

A Night on Char-Man Bridge by Richard Senate
August 7, 2006

Five Union Soldier Ghosts - by Lee Prosser
August 2, 2006

Column - regular feature

A Visit With Author and Witch Kala Trobe - Interview by Lee Prosser
July 26, 2006

Perceptual Stratigraphy: Making Sense of Ghostly Manifestations by John Sabol
July 24, 2006

The Trouble With Witches - by Lee Prosser
July 15, 2006

Column - regular feature

A Look at Our Haunted Lives - by Jeff Belanger
July 13, 2006

An Active Ghost Hunt at a Haunted Bed and Breakfast by Richard Senate
July 7, 2006

Lee Prosser, 1969 - by Lee Prosser
July 4, 2006

Column - regular feature

My Theory on Spirits by Edward L. Shanahan
June 28, 2006

Ethnoarchaeoghostology: A Humanistic-Scientific Approach to the Study of Haunt Phenomena by John Sabol
June 19, 2006

Christopher Isherwood & Lee Prosser in 1969 - by Lee Prosser
June 16, 2006

Column - regular feature

ESP, M&Ms, and Reality - by Jeff Belanger
June 15, 2006

A Duel on the Airwaves by Richard Senate
June 5, 2006

Marjorie Firestone and Her Dream Predictions - by Lee Prosser
June 1, 2006

Column - regular feature

Until Death Do Us Part? by Rick Hayes
May 31, 2006

Part Four: the Conclusion: Primrose Road - Adams St. Cemetery - by Marcus Foxglove Griffin
May 22, 2006

Column - regular feature

Folklore, Folklore, Folklore with Dr. Michael Bell - interview by Jeff Belanger
May 16, 2006

Swami Chetanananda and Lee Prosser - by Lee Prosser
May 15, 2006

Column - regular feature

Theatre, Sance, and the Ghost Script: Performances at Haunted Locations by John Sabol
May 5, 2006

Willard David Firestone and the River Ghost - by Lee Prosser
May 1, 2006

Column - regular feature

When the Spirits Held Sway at the White House by Richard Senate
April 25, 2006

Part Three: Investigation: Primrose Road - Adams St. Cemetery - by Marcus Foxglove Griffin
April 20, 2006

Column - regular feature

Talking Reincarnation with Dr. John Gilbert - interview by Lee Prosser
April 17, 2006

Billy Bob Firestone and the Ghosts of Pythian Castle - by Lee Prosser
April 15, 2006

Column - regular feature

Cryptobotany: the Search for Lost Plants by Richard Senate
April 7, 2006

The Mysteries of Druidry Book Excerpt Part 4 of 4 by Dr. Brendan Cathbad Myers
April 6, 2006

Vedanta and Durga - by Lee Prosser
April 2, 2006

Column - regular feature

The Mysteries of Druidry Book Excerpt Part 3 of 4 by Dr. Brendan Cathbad Myers
March 30, 2006

Ritual, Resonance, and Ghost Research: The Play in the Fields by John Sabol
March 27, 2006

The Mysteries of Druidry Book Excerpt Part 2 of 4 by Dr. Brendan Cathbad Myers
March 23, 2006

Celtic This, Druid That, Saint Patrick Hit Me With a Wiffle-Ball Bat - by Marcus Foxglove Griffin
March 21, 2006

Column - regular feature

The Mysteries of Druidry Book Excerpt Part 1 of 4 by Dr. Brendan Cathbad Myers
March 16, 2006

Christopher Isherwood, Time Loops, and Ghosts - by Lee Prosser
March 15, 2006

Column - regular feature

Druids - by Lee Prosser
March 3, 2006

Column - regular feature

Natural Selection and the Involution of the Gettysburg Ghosts by John Sabol
February 28, 2006

Part Two: Investigation: Primrose Road - Adams St. Cemetery - by Marcus Foxglove Griffin
February 20, 2006

Column - regular feature

Lights, Camera... Action! by Brian Leffler
February 16, 2006

Divination and Geomancy - by Lee Prosser
February 15, 2006

Column - regular feature

Spirit Messages from a Murderer by Richard Senate
February 8, 2006

The Ghosts of Springfield, Missouri - by Lee Prosser
February 3, 2006

Column - regular feature

The Ghost Storyteller: A Dinosaur Among Lemmings? by Charles J. Adams III
January 23, 2006

The Fools Journey: A Magickal Roadmap to Life - by Marcus Foxglove Griffin
January 20, 2006

Column - regular feature

Tarot and Spiritual Alchemy - by Lee Prosser
January 15, 2006

Column - regular feature

Demons from the Dark by Chip Coffey
January 9, 2006

Spooky - by Lee Prosser
January 3, 2006

Column - regular feature

October 17, 2006

Bide One's Time

That is the Way of It
By Lee Prosser

Lee Prosser - Bide One's Time is Lee's bi-weekly column on the supernatural.Over the years, I have received mail asking me various supernatural questions and questions dealing with the paranormal, and also, some inquiries about the occult and magick. I recently received one that asked if I ever answered my letters. Well, yes and no. Let me share with you some answers to questions by way of this supernatural musings column, "Bide One's Time."

Do I believe in ghosts and spirits? No, I do not believe in them. But I do accept their existence, and accept the fact they exist. To ask if an individual believes in something indicates a belief system of some sort. But to ask, instead, do you believe in the existence of such things as being possible, allows me to answer yes without batting an eyelash! Why, because I have encountered such things in my life!

What is the difference between "magick" and "magic," and do you practice it? Magick is casting a spell, incantation, prayer, or invocation in the hope of achieving a desired effect, and that effect can be personal or for another. Magic is the pulling a rabbit or a scarf out of a magician's black hat on a table on a stage in front of an audience. Magick is done in private to achieve a goal. Magic is done in public to entertain a willing audience. I do not practice magic. I practice magick every time I awake in the morning by thanking the positive creative forces that be for allowing me to awake. I practice magick every time I see a flower in bloom and thank the positive force that created it. I practice magick every time I make love, thanking the positive force that makes such union with love possible. I practice magick every time I ask for and pray for the well-being of loved ones. Yes, I practice magick. 

Do you believe in God? There are over 1,000 names for gods, and over 1,000 names for goddesses. I believe a positive pathway will lead an individual to her or his god, or goddess, by whatever name it is identified with. Just because a Witch, Wiccan, Pagan, Moslem, Christian, Jew, Hindu, Druid, Buddhist, or other follower calls a god or goddess by a certain name does not mean the others are wrong. It merely means that through social conditioning or personal faith, that individual has chosen that particular name to voice and identify a positive being of power. We are on different roads toward the same positive force, but eventually, we each find our way through sincere spiritual belief. Look within and find your way to that which you seek. Know yourself and be true to yourself, and live the positive spiritual path you follow without hesitation. For some it is harder than others. Endure.

What is important to you in life? Family, compassion, friendship, sincerity, understanding, truth, peace. I also am fond of green tea.

Is there more religious tolerance today than yesterday? There is less religious tolerance today than yesterday. Read the local headlines and listen to the evening news, if you doubt it.

Do you personally believe in reincarnation? Without a doubt, the answer now is yes. I no longer have doubts because I have witnessed things that prove to me reincarnation is possible. If you believe the human soul is immortal and ever-lasting, then you have to consider the ramifications of reincarnation. As an enduring cultural theme and concept, reincarnation has been with humankind since its beginning.

Do you believe in karma? Yes. We do what we are. We become what we do. We are what we become, accordingly. Right actions can temper the effects of past karma and help us not to repeat the same mistakes. Every person has a different karma. Some karma effects are intertwined. There is always a reason that a certain thing, person, or situation is in each individual's life. 

Do you see a time when the USA will fall on hard times? The USA has fallen on hard times. I foresee a time when the USA will cease to exist as we once knew it. 

Who are your favorite authors? I have too many to list. I can be reading Aldous Huxley, Ernest Hemingway, Gerina Dunwich, Erica Jong, William Faulkner, and Herbert Gold at the same time, picking up reading in one then going to another easily. The same applies to philosophical writers. I can read Socrates and Carlos Casteneda within minutes of each other then read something by Sri Ramakrishna without pause. Like most readers I know, I am eclectic and my tastes reflect that eclectic approach. There is much to learn out there, past and present. I do read more nonfiction than fiction. I sincerely believe one must always learn as much as possible in each lifetime, and one approach is through reading. If there were more readers of books in the world today and less emphasis on video games, the world might not be so cluttered-up spiritually!

Do you consider yourself a Witch or a Pagan? I do not see the use for such terms. Because each person will follow more than one path in her or his lifetime before settling on the one chosen path which best explores and satisfies that person's spiritual needs. I am a Vedantine, and as a Vedantist, I try to follow the precepts of that approach to meaningful living. Vedanta is an approach to life, and is my personal approach to life. I am also other things, and hopefully, they, too, are of a positive nature! Labeling is what is helping destroy the world today, and is the root cause of wars, whether those wars are of a religious nature or an economic nature. I can enjoy being in a Christian religious setting or Pagan religious setting, among others. Sincerity goes a long way with me. I hate pretense of any kind. 

Do you like cats? I love cats. Cats are psychic and let you know just where you stand at any given moment in time. I have two Siamese cats who keep me on my toes constantly with their inquisitive ways. A total of four cats roam the home my wife and I live in and are always a delight to observe! I have great affection for those who can live without pretense. We also have two small dogs, who take lessons from the cats.

There, if that answers some thoughts out there among readers, I hope my answers in this column of supernatural musings has been helpful. Another time, I will finish up with the other questions. For now, that is the way of it. Thank you for allowing me to share these musings with you!

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
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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