Tag Archives: C.H. Scarlett

Discussion: Jordon Maxwell & Video

Recently someone gave me a link to this Video:

His name is Jordon Maxwell and the things he talks about, I find absolutely fascinating.

First, he talks a lot about the bible, particularly King James. Now don’t run Pagans or ‘non’ because I think you will find this very interesting.

Jordon explains that the King James Bible is VERY wrong. He compares it to an earlier bible—because we shouldn’t forget that the KJB was written by King James—not God, not people who were channeling God, not by those who heard or dreamed of God.

The earlier bible that Jordon brings up discusses certain phrases or sentences verses the King James. For instance, Genesis—1:1

King James Reads: In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth.

 

The earlier original text reads: In the beginning of creation the ELOHIM created heaven and earth.

Who are the ELOHIM or what is it?

El is simply a word for deity.

OHIM—is plural

That means the sentence says…

In the beginning of creation, the GODS created heaven and earth.

 

Now this video is VERY long but it is well worth the watch. Jordon pulls his theories from MANY sources, even the occult. (He names each one.)

He even works with Sitchen’s theories but note, not the reptilian factor. It is very interesting to listen to his opinions concerning the ELOHIM, or the Gods, and the role they play in our life. As well as his perception of how 2012 or other end time prophecies will be. He does NOT believe that these are doomsday or the end of everything prophecies. He does tell us his belief of the Gods returning.

So I am sharing this video since he has such an eclectic mix of things. I thoroughly enjoyed the video and plan on looking for the books he suggests.

 

If anyone watches, please feel free to discuss here because I am dying to lol.

Digg This

Movie Review: The Haunting in Connecticut

118873200

 

General Description:

A family is having hard times because one of their children (a teen) has Cancer. He undergoes a special treatment but the hospital in which he does is very far away. To make things easier on him and the mother—she rents a house closer to the hospital. The entire family moves in and the father comes up on weekends. Needless to say, all hell breaks lose because there is something seriously wrong with this house. And of course, the boy with Cancer is a direct target.

 

A little back splash:

Most of us have seen this movie as a documentary on channels like Discovery or whatever. I had watched it a few times over the years because I am very interested in the paranormal. So I was excited when I heard they were making a movie about it, even though I know, that just because something is based on a true story, it doesn’t mean the Hollywood edition will reflect much of that truth.

However, there was a lot of controversy concerning this story and it’s truth long before the film was ever made. And I came to notice that without meaning to.

Not long ago I met a man named Ray Garton on Twitter. I learned he was an author with fifty or so books behind his belt not long after we started Twittering. Twitter led to Myspace and then a few emails, yet I’ll be honest, I didn’t know who I found until I stumbled across a few interviews.

Ray was hired to write a book concerning this Paranormal story. It was called IN A DARK PLACE: THE STORY OF A TRUE HAUNTING—and I won’t link you to the title because it isn’t in print anymore and the copies, I am told, are extremely rare. Ray had huge problems writing this book because he felt that the family was pulling a fast one. Now I won’t rehash everything that Ray has said in interviews but I will link you:

He just did an interview you can find HERE which I haven’t been able to listen to because I had comp problems yesterday. And then there is an older interview that I found online HERE.

A quote from the last interview:

Ray Garton: They couldn’t keep their stories straight, for starters. The family was a mess, but their problems were not supernatural and they weren’t going to get the kind of help they needed from the Warrens. At the time I was with them, Carmen was running some kind of illegal interstate lottery scam that I don’t think I was supposed to find out about, but when I did, she repeatedly urged me not to mention it in the book and not to tell anyone. Their son, around whom their entire story centered, was nowhere to be found. I never met him. I was allowed to talk to him briefly on the phone, but as soon as he started telling me that the things he “saw” in the house went away after he’d been medicated, Carmen abruptly ended the conversation.

Now I have not discussed any of this with Ray—when we spoke, it was writer babbling, his books, my books, agents, and so on. I figured he had pretty much said it all in other interviews and there wasn’t anything more for me to ask him about it. I was more interested in making a friend then anything else, so that’s that.

I will say that at the end of the movie, there is a bit of a documentary with the family that this happened to. They do bring up Ray and not in the best of ways. They also talk about the Warrens—not in the best of ways and give a whole different side of it. So if your interested in doing further research, above are some links to hook you up and if you watch the DVD—go to the Specials in the Menu.

Now the Movie and my Review:

The movie reminded me of Amityville Horror. *lol* Sorry, but it did.

However, where Kathy and George Lutz could not leave their home because all of their money was tied into it, the Snedekers did not leave because they were told these paranormal ‘things’ could follow them.

As far as being entertaining—it’s not that bad of a film fiction wise. I doubt I will watch it again, most movies I don’t, but it was better than flipping through the channels searching for something else when nothing else was on.

So if you want something for entertainment purposes ONLY, then it maybe an interesting watch. If you can put yourself into the mindset of the characters, then there are a few places that might spook you. However, as a storyline…to me, it was typical and boring.

The writers threw in some typical stereotype where the so called EVIL was concerned. The funeral home in the house was just a cover for some twisted guy who was looking to boost the powers of a young boy who served him as a medium. There was typical ritual ‘crap’ that I am sure, once again, will make Pagans look bad—particularly ones who are into necromancy, if anyone takes that side of the film seriously. Or rather it will make Satanists look bad since they are usually the first one someone blames.

As an eclectic Pagan—let me say that I have friends carrying many labels and not one Satanist, or Pagan that I know, does the garbage in this movie.

Now I will say no more—not wishing to spoil it—just know, though, the next medium or psychic you visit, you do not have to be paranoid about how they got that gift. *zips mouth*

Review of the Truth–

I can’t speak for the family because I was not there living with them in the house. I can’t speak for what they claim happened to them BUT I can say that I get very tired of this type of Paranormal phenomena being blamed on DEMONS.

Demons seems like the biggest scapegoat out there, that is if victims and so-called experts haven’t blamed the Devil first.

If people are to take the actual story that this movie was based on seriously, then it sets the Paranormal Investigating field back a few evolved steps. Honestly, we have come to far in discovering the unknown and its many possibilities, only to be tossed back to the Middle Ages again.

No, I do not believe in Demons. The majority of situations that I have encountered that were supposed to be Demonic, weren’t. Do I believe in possession? You mean like the Exorcist? Nope.

I do believe there is something more ‘out there’ but I also believe its immature and reckless to blame it on Demons every time a door slams on it’s own or someone has ‘visions’.

Do I believe the Snedekers are liars? Again, I can’t say because I didn’t walk in their shoes nor did I experience what they did. But I will say that there are other options to look at OTHER than demons. To name a few–It could have been a poltergeist, from the boy himself—sick, abused, or suffering people, especially teens have the ability to cause this unknowingly.

Were there other spirits in the house? Could have been but that didn’t make them evil. Maybe one of them didn’t like the mother, or father, or whatever else was going on. Just because you die, doesn’t mark you as a white light saint automatically.  I am sure spooks have mood swings to…likes, dislikes, and bad ‘sheet’ days. And then we must take the energy of the living into consideration. Maybe all this insane energy was being drawn or caused by one of them. That’s not to say they were horrible people but we don’t know what their environment was like or what their true nature at the time was. 

So to me, if those things really happened, we will have to chalk it up as an unsolved mystery.

I do know that the people who live in the house now, have experienced nothing out of the norm…and would like their privacy respected. That means stop driving by their house hoping to catch a Demon running through the yard people!

And there you have it…lol

C.H. Scarlett

Digg This

“Marriage”–What? Why Can’t Gays Get Married?

One of the largest arguments denying people who live a Gay lifestyle the right to be married is the controversial matter of marriage itself. Many who serve up this argument claim that by letting a Gay couple marry, it belittles and brings demeaning to the sanctity of marriage.

I found this curious since these people seem to hold a religious stance, particularly Christianity or Catholic. Now this isn’t an attempt to bash their faith but the evidence that I found seemed to clash with today’s views. Why?

Well, it seems marriage predates Christianity and what‘s more important, the Church opposed it.

The word marriage derives from maritare, a Latin word. Marriage, the ceremony and act is older than the Church–Pagans seemed to be doing it first, or so that is what I am led to believe. Yes, I know that the rituals and supporting facts can be debated but it is actually the stance of the church in it’s early years that caught my interest.  In fact, the idea of the Goddess having anything to do with this Pagan ritual, marriage, disgusted the early fathers of the Church so much that they voiced it, were quoted in saying it, and often preached about it.

Here is what they said:

Origen was noted saying, “Matrimony is impure and unholy, a means of sexual passion.”

Saint Jerome said, “The primary purpose of a man of God was to cut down with an axe of Virginity the wood of Marriage.”

Saint Ambrose said, “Marriage was a crime against God, because it changed the state of virginity that God gave every man and woman at birth. Marriage was prostitution of the members of Christ and “Married people ought to blush at the state in which they are living.”

Tertullian claimed marriage was a moral crime, “more dreadful than any punishment or any death.”

St. Augustine–my favorite of all bitter people, bluntly claimed that marriage was SIN.

Tatian said marriage was a corruption, a pollution and foul way of life. By his words, Syrian Churches made a law that only celibate men could be a Christian and that no married man or any who had been married could even be baptized.

St. Bernard claimed that it was easier for a man to resurrect the dead than it was to live with a woman endangering his soul.

St. Paul damned marriage saying to marry was at least better than burning–I Corinthians 7:9 (not by much) but later on his followers became even more bitter and against it.  They even dragged Jesus into the mix:
Luke 14:26–If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea and his own life also, he can not be my disciple.

Jerome took this and ran with it. He used it to destroy marriage and the Family especially since Jesus renounced his in Mark 3:31-35. Jerome claimed that any man who loved his wife passionately was guilty of adultery. He was disgusted by motherhood, “the tumefaction of the uterus, the care of yelling infants, all those fond feelings which death at last cuts short.”

I am confused…did the Amazons snatch these men up, beat them retarded and then vomit them back into the world? Talk about chauvinistic, women hating, bitter little grumps.

Now I am not out to belittle every Christian or God fearing person’s marriage but I am attempting to damage the ridiculous claim that people of different lifestyles can not marry because it belittles the sanctity and institution of marriage. That it goes against the meaning of marriage based on the church and bible. I can’t even say I am sorry because what I have researched doesn’t support that claim.

I mean as if this argument alone is fair and reasonable play: Why does someone else and the way they choose to live their life affect and demean yours? If two leprechauns and a purple dog get married then why does that make a straight man and his wife’s marriage mean less? Why are you allowing the actions of others define what something means to you? And obviously it doesn’t mean a lot since people get married just for the hell of it and then divorced because someone left their socks on the floor. Marriage at this point in time is not sacred (in general) and no one is yelling about that…as long as it isn’t being taken seriously by straight couples right? That’s demented, in my opinion and perhaps might be the problem. I mean how hilarious would it be if the divorce rate of Gay couples were less than those of straight couples?

I think the argument and battle refusing any person the right to get married is a waste of breath. I don’t think there should even be a legal fight about this. Who are we to dictate the lifestyles of other people? Who are we to say who can marry, who can adopt, and who can be with who? We need to stay focused on our own lives, our own home, and our own business. Do we believe that if we deny a Gay couple the right to be married that they won’t exist? News flash, Gays  have been around since the dawn of time because love is what it is. It has no boundaries, period, and sometimes I think that people who are blessed with that, are happier than any of us.

Marriage is a decision decided by two people…it means what it means to them…God, Goddess or whatever they believe in. Be secure in what it means to you and stop using it as a means to control the actions and desires of another. We should mind our own business I think.

P.s.
This is actually an interesting subject so I’ll be doing another on Pagan customs concerning marriage–vows used by the Angelo-Saxons, Greeks, and other Ancient Cultures.

Resources for the above:
Quotes:

The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths & Secrets by Barbara G. Walkers

Interesting material

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriage
http://www.bidstrup.com/marriage.htm

Book Review: Bound by Blood: The Awakening by C.H. Scarlett

Book reviwer banner

Bound By Blood: The Awakening

Author Name: C.H. Scarlett
Author Website: http://chscarlett.net
Book Title: Bound by Blood: The Awakening
Series (if any): Yes, this book is the first in its series.
Release Date: February 14th, 2009
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Paranormal. sub-genre–romance/erotica
Length: 714 pages (includes glossary)
Publisher: Dark Roast Press http://darkroastpress.com
Buy Link: http://www.darkroastpress.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=20

Rating: 4 Cards

4 Tarot

The book:

Before the earth existed, there dimensions where doors opened to other dimensions and twelve powerful and ancient bloodlines existed. Though others have forgotten, the Crone has not and she is the only one who can still read the writing on the wall. Taking a young girl of the blood to the cave with her, the Crone enters the secret room and the girl watches as a time forgotten appears before her. Like a ghost unable to comment or interfere with what she sees, the girl must watch and feel everything before her.

Samanthra Lmpir is one of seven sisters born under the same stars on the same day, and she’s high priestess of their clan. Samanthra’s father has kept the sisters apart all of their lives and claims it’s for their own good, especially Samanthra’s. He claims that he is protecting her from the “awakening” and a curse, but his intentions may not be as caring as he hopes she will believe.

Now the festival of Beal-Tene has arrived and Samanthra’s father has ordered his daughters to stay away, but Samanthra must attend. As high priestess, she can’t miss the celebration, so she and her sisters defy their father’s orders and begin their journey.

Samanthra has told no one of her dreams of a man she can’t quite see in her mind’s eye, yet when she arrives at the festival, he’s there; at the pub, he’s there. And he is determined to claim her.

The Review:

Bound by Blood is a romantic, poetically written story that takes the reader on a journey like no other I’ve read. Full of beautiful imagery, spells and poetry, this is a book to get lost in. The author has written a wonderful, magical, spellbinding tale that will capture the reader’s imagination, as well as their heart. This is a “don’t miss this book” read!