Anne's Diary
Friday, December 24, 2010
One hears so much dogma these days, about all sorts of things: From Creationism to Climate Change, people make statements about what they WANT to believe, rather than what's really going on (usually because they don't want to FACE the facts).
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Thursday, December 16, 2010
Clement Moore wrote these immortal lines: "'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." If only that was true!
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010
A few years ago, I kept seeing billboards saying "Put the Christ back in Christmas" (objecting to the shortened term "Xmas," and to the secular "Santa Claus" celebration of the holiday). This never made any sense to me, because I think it's clear that there are at least three Christmas celebrations: The Christian one...
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Monday, November 15, 2010
When Paul, the man responsible for most of the New Testament, as well as for modern Christianity, had a vision of the dead Jesus on the road to Damascus, in which Jesus castigated Paul for bad-mouthing him, this started him on his entire ministry. We may think that the type of apocalyptic events that create great saints and missionaries are all in...
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010
THUMP! That's what Whitley heard one night recently when we were driving home late at night. I didn't hear the noise at all, but it caused Whitley to suddenly slow down cautiously, and when he did, he discovered that if he hadn't, he would have hit a black man, wearing all black, who was crossing the street at that moment right in front of our car...
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Monday, September 20, 2010
What have I learned lately? I've learned that you can get real religious insight from what is essentially a financial newspaper.
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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
These days I notice the same thing everyone else does: Most people walking (or driving!) along are in their own little world, oblivious to the larger world around them, because they are either talking on a cell phone with an earpiece in their ear or texting. It's become a world of walking cocoons. I'm woefully behind on all this technology...
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
We have just returned from a trip to speak at the crop circle conference in the UK, where we had some breathtaking adventures. When we entered our first circle, I was amazed to be greeted by TWO people who knew me! The first one was "Kate," a contactee whom I interviewed several months ago. Then I heard "Anne!" and was hailed by Claire,...
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
A successful marriage is a mystery, especially to the people who are living it. Whenever I hear anyone giving out advice about how to succeed in this incredibly hard but wonderfully worthwhile task, I always take it with a grain of salt. At least we don't hear as much of this as we used to, because so many of the pontificating political...
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Psychic medium Marla Frees was one of the people who spoke at the Dreamland Festival this June. During her talk, as she was contacting the dead relatives of some of the people in the audience, I noticed that Whitley, who was sitting next to me, seemed to be in a sort of trance. At first I thought he might have actually fallen asleep from...
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Thursday, May 27, 2010
Whitley and I were recently invited to participate in a conference at that magical spot by the ocean called Esalen. I loved it: We'd driven by it many times when we visited Big Sur, but we had never actually been there, and we were especially honored that they took our specialties--UFO sightings and contactee stories--seriously enough to include...
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Spring is here and the hummingbirds are back at our feeder. In my lifetime, I have been held hostage by hummers and waged a losing war with squirrels.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
While "Avatar," like the earlier film "The Matrix," will inspire a new generation of paranormal-style films, there are many thousands of astonishingly TRUE untold stories out there, which is why I think that future films about the paranormal should be located squarely in daily life, especially since the daily lives I learn about are so...
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
A few years ago, I wrote about meeting an angel in a Kinko's copy shop. This time around, I was an angel for SOMEBODY ELSE, although I didn't realize it until later. Yesterday, I was feeling a bit chastened. We had recently gone to a special volunteer breakfast at our church and volunteered for almost EVERYTHING, but no one called us back...
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I wasn't raised a Catholic (my parents were atheists) and although I became one as a young adult, and have even taught (non-religious) subjects in a Catholic school, I don't know much about Catholic dogma. I was confirmed by a bored, intellectual monsignor from a wealthy family who was stationed at a church on the edge of Harlem. During our...
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010
It all started with a visit from a hummingbird. I was out in the backyard of a friend's house when a hummer flew right up in front of my face. It did a little "hello" dance back and forth, then zoomed away. We feed hummingbirds on our balcony, and this made me wonder if they have some sort of long distance communication system that we...
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010
"Karma" is a New Age phrase that has come to mean a kind of "deserved fate," that we have somehow gotten ourselves into and can't escape. We see it all the time in politics: Whenever some government official rails against sexual immorality, he (it's usually a man) seems to always get caught a few weeks later with his pants down. I also see it...
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
In his book "Transformation," Whitley talks about what have come to be known as "the 9 knocks:" 3 sets of 3 knocks each that he heard on the side of our cabin in upstate New York very late one night. They were incredibly precise, as if they were made by a machine. We later found out that an ENTIRE TOWN of Glenrock, Wyoming...
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Sunday, February 14, 2010
I had a delightful Valentine's Day this year. About a week ago, I remembered that in the fall, we stopped by our favorite jewelry store, where I spotted some cute earrings. I said, "Get these for me for Christmas," and the proprietor said, "If you buy them today, I'll take off half the price," so we did. We went back home and Whitley tucked...
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010
My Dad was what might be called an "Equal Opportunity Hater," by which I mean that he hated EVERYBODY, including blacks and most other ethnic groups. But he had an odd sense of fair play: He felt that it was OK to hate anyone he wanted to as long as he didn't DO anything about it. In other words, he felt that even people he disapproved of...
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I've been thinking a lot about the brain lately. Since an aneurysm burst inside my head 5 years ago, I guess you could say I almost lost my mine. One thing that continues to fascinate me is the difference between right-handed and left- handed people, especially when they are couples, like Whitley and I are. We find that since our gestures "...
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
When I was a kid, there was a strip in the comics section about a wise possum named Pogo. His most famous statement was "We have seen the enemy and he is us." I see some of the current political movements the same way: We seem to be shooting ourselves in the foot when it comes to things like health care. It reminds me of those old Westerns,...
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Ever since I woke up from having almost died of a brain aneurysm on October 16, 2004, I've had flashes of what I call "psychic intuition." I also often find myself in the right place and the right time and find that I have gotten a message. It's almost as if my brain got scrambled and left me with occasional glimpses into the world that...
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009
We all have revelations at the turn of the year when we, like the Roman god Janus, look both forward and back. This was the year I discovered that I am, in effect, homeless.
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009
As part of a documentary that our filmmaker friend Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is making about Whitley, we recently visited the "Communion" cabin in upstate New York where we were menaced by one of the locals. On the way back to New York City, we received a call from a dear friend that we were very worried about, who had almost died from an...
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sometimes you can learn as much from not going to a movie as you can from actually seeing it, because it lets you know where you are in the metaphysical landscape. There are two movies out right now that have to do with things I know a lot about: "The Fourth Kind" and "Men Who Stare at Goats." The title of "The Fourth Kind" baffles me a bit...
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The Stargate Conference during the weekend of October 16- 18 was a time of incredible synchronicity for me, and some of it was downright funny. It started on Friday afternoon, when I rubbed the belly of a fat, golden Buddha statue on the grounds. I had heard that, in Buddhism, rubbing the fat Buddha's belly is supposed to bring good luck, but...
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Sunday, October 11, 2009
Over the years, I've met enlightened beings who seemed to be able to appear or disappear, much as UFOs do. I've also witnessed the phenomenon of mysterious entities showing up just when I seem to need them, such as the angel who visited us in the Kinko's Copy Shop who had some firm words for Whitley. In his extraordinary book Man's Search for...
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Whenever I hear that someone's relative or friend is ill and near death, I always tell them what hospice physician John Lerma told me: Find out if the person says he's recently had visitors, especially from people he once knew who are dead. When that happens, the person usually dies in 4 days. He noticed this in his own practice and compared...
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Monday, September 7, 2009
In my rather "naughty" diary a few weeks ago, I wrote about celebrating an uncle's 90th birthday by going skinny dipping (and no, the uncle was NOT one of the participants, although he's a pretty game guy, and I wouldn't have been surprised if he had joined in). I have a funny follow-up to that story, plus a new set of portents that hit me...
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