4 Categories of Demons
Conversations / August 22, 2017

  Spectra (Spectre)/Lemures: Ghosts or personates family members. (1) Thought to impersonate deceased or ghosts that trouble houses or solitary places(hauntings). Familiar spirits. cursed objects or poltergeist activity. It is my belief, many of these are seen on the ghost chaser shows on TV. These could also be those assisting the mediums during family seances, where they have insight on family history and knowledge. Umbrae Mortuorum (Dead Shadow or Shadow People): Shades of the dead. One of the earliest encounters with the shadow people was reported by the editor of the Paranormal magazine, Richard Holland. (2) Normally there is a dark countenance and malevolent feelings that are often reported in association with these creatures. Per Jason Offutt, author of ‘The Darkness Walks’, the most common [type of] shadow person encounters: a blacker-than-night, human-shaped shadow that people see walking through their bedroom, hallway, living room, etc. (3) Obsession: Follow certain people to trouble them from outward during the day. (incubus/succubus). Also could be mental illness being oppressed by spirits. We see an example found in 2 Corinthians 12:7-8, where Paul has a ‘thorn in the flesh’. 7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations,…

Cursed Objects
Book Display , Conversations / August 22, 2017

Movies and stories have been created revolving the cursed object(s). The object is generally believed to be cursed by someone or possessed by an evil entity or deceased soul. Curse can be defined as a prayer or invocation for harm or injury to come upon one : imprecation People believe that there is a curse on the house. (1) Interesting stories of missionaries in the foriegn land have been provided objects or trinkets (said to be prayed over) and found the objects to be cursed. These same missionaries must remove the object in order to be rid of the curse. 7 known cursed objects existing today are: Thomas Busby’s Chair Annabelle the Doll The Crying Boy Paintings The Basano Vase James Dean Car The Dybbuk Box The Myrtles Plantation’s Mirror Biblically we are told there are cursed things and unclean things that should not be touched. “Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.” (Deu 7:26) “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the…

New Logo Reveal
Book Display , Conversations / August 5, 2017

Hello All. I wanted you, as Spirit Guardians, to be the first to see the new logo.   What does this logo mean? I wanted three things to be incorporated. The cog or gear, from my first book. Technology. Paranormal or supernatural. While nothing in this world is perfect. we have to start somewhere. I hope everyone likes it.   Why a logo? The family and I watch the show ‘The Profit’ and one of the main staple in business is brand and logo. Think Walmart acquiring their new logo, or everyone identifies Target with its specific logo. You see the logo, and you inherently associate the company with the logo.   First Phase: The first step or phase will be the covers. I am working on these now. Rather than a pic of me and a small bio, each is being replaced with the new logo. Current   After     Second Phase: Later as I add more content (books and material), the logo will be used. I have an idea for events and will share it when it becomes available. Also,  the logo will replace my online foot print as well.   Additionally: I am in the process of…

What I learned from Published Illustrators and Authors
Conversations / August 1, 2017

I had the opportunity to hear some illustrators and authors. On Wednesday, July 26th, Ellen Oh, E.B. Lewis, Joe Cepeda, and Kent Nerburn provided insights on being published illustrators and authors. The panel was geared toward children’s books at the Fort Smith, Arkansas main library. I was able to glean a couple of interesting things. 1) The editor is no longer in charge of choosing the author/story to be published. 2) The gatekeepers are not holding onto what is being accepted, rather what is being distributed. In the past, to be published it was the editor that decided what was chosen. He or she would comb through the submissions in the attempt to find that diamond. That is no longer the case. Today it’s all about the bottom dollar and companies are choosing what is to be published. Not by the good storyline or character, rather how well that story can be marketed, promoted, and consumed by the readers. IE: can we sell it. A quick Google search will reveal five trade book publishers as the major players. Those are Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Macmillan Publishers, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster. These are the primary U.S. divisions of…