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Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan:Aquinas #College is…

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Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan:Aquinas #College is…

Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan:

Aquinas #College is a Roman Catholic liberal arts college that was established in 1886  in Traverse, #Michigan by the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids. It was relocated to its current location in #GrandRapids in the 1940’s, though some of the buildings on campus are much older. The 22-room Holmdene #Mansion was constructed in 1908 by a wealthy man named Edward Lowe and his wife, Susan, and is rumored to be #haunted by the #spirit of a young boy. Security guards working at night report encountering the boy’s spirit, who allegedly is responsible for a variety of #paranormal phenomena, such as faucets, lights, and other electronic devices turning on and off by themselves. Students passing by the old building late at night have also claimed to witness a young boy’s reflection in the windows after it has been closed and locked for the night.

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lordoftheroost: From infusions and tinctures to oils and…

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lordoftheroost: From infusions and tinctures to oils and…

lordoftheroost:

From infusions and tinctures to oils and salves: The basics of herbal healing and the beginnings of any potion

Decoction:
A decoction is needed to extract the deeper essence from harder substances such as barks, roots and stems. Place the raw materials in a pot and fill it with fresh water. Simmer uncovered until the water lever is reduced by 1/3. Strain the resulting liquid to remove particulates then drink or use as needed.

Infusion:
Pour freshly boiled water over the desired herb or planar matter, roughly 8 ounces of water per teaspoon of dried plant parts. When using fresh herbs roughly 3 times as much is required. 

Oil:
Place flowers, herbs or other plant parts in a sealed glass container. Fill the container with an organic oil (ex: Olive, sesame, etc…) until it is an inch above the material being used. Place the bottle somewhere warm for 2 weeks, next to a stove while cooking, on the mantle, a sunny window sill, etc. Upend the container daily to ensure the oil saturates the material. 

Ointment:
Heat 2 cups of pure lard to frying temperature. Add 4 handfuls of crumbled dry herbs or 6 handfuls of chopped fresh herb to the lard. Stir to to blend and let simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat, cover and let sit over night. Reheat until liquid then mix in 4 tablespoons of an organic oil, this will prevent it hardening to much. Squeeze through a cheese clothe to remove solids and store in a crockery or glass container. 

Salve:
Mix 3 ounces of finely pulped plant parts, 7 ounces of lard and 1 ounce of beeswax. When thoroughly mixed simmer over low heat in active red pot for 1-2 hours. Remove from eat and allow to cool. 

 Tincture:
A tincture uses alcohol to extract the properties of a herb or plant. Loosely fill a glass container with fresh or dried herbs and add some sort of food grade spirit (ex: vodka), vinegar can also be used for certain ingredients. Cork or otherwise seal the container and leave somewhere warm for 2 or more weeks. 

 *Information from “Healing Teas – How to prepare and use read to maximize your health” by Marie Nadine Antol. 

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Familiar Visitor

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Familiar Visitor

Anonymous submitted:

(Please put this on anon if you don’t mind ♥️)

When I was just around 12 a dear friend of mine, S, started dabbling in magik. We both lived in separate small towns in southern Oregon. He lived in a city, and I was in a more rural area, our towns were roughly a 15 minute drive apart. That’s very important. What’s more important is that the only contact we’d had in 5 years was phone calls.

It was a summer night and my parents were out at a bar and weren’t expected to be home until 5 am.

At this point I was running off of 2 hours of sleep a night since there were already (hopefully) unrelated things happening in my house. For years I blamed this on some weird nightmare, but I know in my heart that I was not asleep.

Here’s how it went. Earlier in the night, sometime past twelve, I started hearing the loud sobbing of a young girl from what sounded like right outside on the street. When I looked out of the window I saw nothing, so all I could do was turn up the tv and pretend like I didn’t hear anything. It was almost an hour before I stopped hearing the sobs.

It was three when I decided I should sleep. I had just entered my room when I heard a soft knock on the wall behind me. The door and every single window was locked, so I was mortified. I turned around and there was my friend.

I remember to this day (5.5 years later) what he looked like. Green shirt, khakis, hair tied up, and an intense scar on his right hand. Most of all was his eyes, though. S, in reality, has beautiful eyes. So did this thing, but something was wrong. Whenever I looked into his eyes something in my gut pulled and twisted, the pupils didn’t seem to end. It made him look hollow. However, I ignored all of that. I was seeing my best friend for the first time in 5 years, nothing else mattered.

As soon as he’d gotten my attention he started screaming and crying, he wouldn’t stop and he’d jerk away when I went to touch him. His voice was exactly the same

“Please. Please help”

“I need you to help me right now”

He was begging and I was so concerned that I didn’t ask questions. He led me outside and I followed. I was nearly halfway down the street before I got this sickening, cold feeling all over me. I instantly felt like I was going to throw up. I stopped cold in my tracks and so did the thing, just 4-5 feet ahead of me. When he turned around his voice was deeper and husky, and he was angry.

“What are you doing? I said I need your help. Why aren’t you coming?”

I started backing away and he kept asking the same questions, getting louder and more aggressive, but he never moved. The farther away I was the louder I heard him, it became painful to the point of tears when he started just screaming in this hoarse animalistic screech. I ran back to my house and paced the living room until my parents came home.

I never told them, but the next morning I called S. He told me that he had a pretty wicked nightmare that night where all he saw was blackness but he could hear his own screams of pain. He also confirmed that what he had worn the previous day was VERY similar to what I had described, the only difference being that his green shirt was a graphic yoshi printed one. He also told me that three days prior he had cut his hand helping his him with dinner and still had it bandaged up.

I never had whatever that was bother me again, but I still think of it’s eyes and I still think of it’s screaming. I don’t know what it was or what would have happened had I went with it. All I know is that whatever is was managed to bridge the gap between my friend and I, effectively prodding at my one weak point to get me out of the house.

FYNK James: 9/10 Ooh, that is chilling. No more magik for you, young person. Thanks for sharing the scares!

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SCARY GHOST STORIES

Nightmares


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the-two-germanys: How to Speak with the Dead; a Practical…

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the-two-germanys: How to Speak with the Dead; a Practical…

the-two-germanys:

How to Speak with the Dead; a Practical Handbook

Sciens, author of recognized scientific textbooks
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Ltd., 1918.

I’m still immensely curious as to the actual contents of this book…

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Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton in Grand…

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Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton in Grand…

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton in Grand Rapids, Michigan:

The Amway Grand Plaza #Hotel in #GrandRapids, #Michigan was constructed in 1913 as the Pantlind Hotel, and is said to be #haunted by the #spirits of a number of unidentified men and women who occupy the location for unknown reasons. Guests staying at the old hotel claim to witness apparitions and #ShadowFigures, as well as furniture and other objects being moved by an unseen #entity, and doors that appear to open and close by themselves. Others report experiencing lights and other electronic devices turning on and off unexpectedly, or being woken in the middle of the night by shadowy #apparitions. Many guests also report feeling a negative, frightening presence in certain rooms and areas. The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel was purchased by #Hilton Hotels Curio Collection in 2016.

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