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HISTORY MEME → [7/7] couples: Ed & Lorraine Warren

Edward Warren Miney (September 7, 1926 – August 23, 2006) and Lorraine Rita Warren (born January 31, 1927)  were a married Roman Catholic couple who were highly controversial American paranormal investigators and authors associated with prominent cases of hauntings. Edward was a World War II United States Navy veteran and former police officer who became a self-taught and self-professed demonologist, author, and lecturer. Lorraine professes to be clairvoyant and a light trance medium who worked closely with her husband.

In 1952, the Warrens founded the New England Society for Psychic Research, the oldest ghost hunting group in New England. They authored numerous books about the paranormal and about their private investigations into various reports of paranormal activity. They claimed to have investigated over 10,000 cases during their career. The Warrens were among the very first investigators in the controversial Amityville haunting. According to the Warrens, the N.E.S.P.R. utilizes a variety of individuals, including medical doctors, researchers, police officers, nurses, college students, and members of the clergy in its investigations.

Stories of ghost hauntings popularized by the Warrens have been adapted as, or have indirectly inspired, dozens of films, television series and documentaries, including 17 films in the Amityville Horror series alone. Other adaptations include the 2013 movie The Conjuring, its prequel/spinoff from 2014, Annabelle, and its sequel, The Conjuring 2, released in 2016.

Below the cut are ideas for 1x1 and small group plots. I love horror movies, and I know a lot of people in the roleplay community do too, so I thought I would make a little guide with movies I though would make for good roleplay plots. This could potentially become a series, so if you want to suggest horror movies to me don’t hesitate! I have provided links to all the movies’ IMDb pages as well. Enjoy! 

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anonymous asked:

potresti darmi la tua opinione completa sul paranormale?

Più che di paranormale, preferisco parlare in termini di parapsicologia e spiritismo. Si tratta di due discipline pseudoscientifiche che, nella loro impossibilità di essere classificate come scienze, hanno inevitabilmente attirato l'attenzione di numerosi e stimabili intellettuali del passato (in particolare medici, filosofi e psicologi) tra cui si annoverano Lombroso, Jung, Crookes, Richet, Ochorowicz, Bergson, Gurdjeff, Myers, Barzini, Morselli, Bottazzi e tanti altri. Tra questi, in molti erano membri della SPR (Society For Psychical Research) inglese, fondata a fine ‘800 da William James. I fenomeni analizzati dalla ricerca psichica spaziano dalla telepatia, chiaroveggenza, rabdomanzia, radiestesia, psicocinesi, metafonia fino alla psicometria, precognizione, ai poltergeist, e all'ipnosi. Personalmente, le ricerche che ritengo più convincenti sono quelle condotte sui fenomeni medianici del ‘900. Basandomi sulle letture fatte in merito all'argomento, ho potuto appurare che, sebbene le manifestazioni medianiche esulino dai limiti delle leggi fisiche conosciute, gli scienziati che hanno assistito e testimoniato si sono muniti di strumenti pratici con i quali hanno tentato di fornire delle misurazioni fisiche dei fenomeni metafisici, analizzando in particolare i cambiamenti corporei del medium in trance (soprattutto del peso) e la natura biochimica dell'ectoplasma. Purtroppo con l'aumentare dell'interesse verso questi eventi inspiegabili sono aumentati anche i ciarlatani, che hanno approfittato di quella accettazione di massa della realtà paranormale per infiltrarsi e confondersi alle rare autenticità del tempo. Per salvaguardare i cittadini dagli imbrogli, verso la fine del ‘900 sono nate diverse organizzazioni scientifiche ai fini di smascherare i sedicenti maghi. Ma, esattamente come il paranormale che era degenerato nella ciarlataneria, anche l'indagine critica su questi fenomeni è degenerata nel negazionismo aprioristico. In meno di un secolo siamo passati da un estremo all'altro… un po’ come Illuminismo e Romanticismo. Spero che in futuro si possa operare una mediazione fra questi due estremi. Perché, se è vero che lo scetticismo ottuso salva da qualcosa, è anche vero che preclude una possibilità di conoscenza ulteriore. La credenza religiosa non è sufficiente per smettere di considerare la morte come annullamento totale della coscienza, e la fede non è un dono di tutti. Se si prendesse in esame la letteratura seria sul paranormale che, ad oggi, risulta essere quasi irreperibile in lingua italiana, sono sicura che si acquieterebbero molti animi inquieti.

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Purportedly the first European settlement in the U.S., St. Augustine, Florida is a major hot spot for seekers of ghost lore. Author and ghost tour guide Karen Harvey claims the ghosts chose her to communicate their stories in her work as a tour guide and in her book, Oldest Ghosts: St. Augustine Haunts. Harvey seeks to explain the activity that St. Augustine residents and tourists alike report in the context of history and various approaches to spiritualism.

Shown above are illustrations by Dianne Thompson Jacoby of tour guide Susan Harrell, who can attest to supernatural activity at Huguenot Cemetery, and trance medium John Lovette covered in ectoplasm as pansies materialize. Also shown is a photograph of the lighthouse keeper’s house, damaged by fire in 1970 and the scene of unexplained accidents during its renovation.

Harvey, K. G. (2000). Oldest ghosts : St. Augustine haunts. Sarasota, Fla. : Pineapple Press, 2000.

From the Floridiana Collection, University of South Florida Libraries

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Gene Roddenberry created “Spectre” in 1977, a pilot for an occult-themed horror show that never went to series. It’s as far as you can get from the rationalism of Star Trek, about an occult detective fascinated by evil who investigates Satanic cults, possessions, trances, mediums, succubuses, and family curses. The creature on top is the demon Asmodeus, not a Gorn, incidentally. Majel Barrett Roddenberry played the witch, Lillith.

Gene always seemed to believe that the best way to keep audience attention was through a recurring cast, which is why he created a show like Star Trek instead of an anthology series like the Twilight Zone. I suppose he figured a recurring occult detective (with a Dr. Watson and a witch housekeeper) was the best way to take on the horror genre.

It’s one of many pilots Gene made during the 1970s but failed to get to series, like Genesis II, Planet Earth, and the Questor Tapes, all of which contributed to the sense that Gene was a one-hit wonder or has-been, a sentiment that explains why Gene was so ferociously controlling on Next Generation: he didn’t want Trek taken away from him.

Im liking the idea of Medium AU, ive still got my seperate headcanon, but the idea of danny being a full blown medium is to fun to pass up. Poor guy is really prone to being possessed.

There are several different variants of mediumship; the best known forms are where a spirit takes control of a medium’s voice and uses it to relay a message, or where the medium simply ‘hears’ the message and passes it on. Other forms involve manifestations of the spirit, such as apparitions or the presence of a voice, and telekinetic activity.

Some self-ordained mediums are fully conscious and awake while functioning as contacts; others may slip into a partial or full trance or into an altered state of consciousness. These self-called “trance-mediums” often state that, when they emerge from the trance state, they have no recollection of the messages they conveyed; it is customary for such practitioners to work with an assistant who writes down or otherwise records their words

can you imagine if this sort of thing happened against his will. Like he doesnt want to be a medium, but hes so sensitive that he can easily be forced into a trance and be used by spirits.

imagine chris hemsworth saying “ghostbusters, whaddya want?!”

imagine chris hemsworth saying “do you believe in ufos, astral projections, mental telepathy, esp, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the loch ness monster and the theory of atlantis?”

imagine chris hemsworth saying “i’ve quit better jobs than this!”

imagine chris hemsworth screaming at the top of his lungs “WE GOT ONE!!!!!”

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Cloaked in secrecy for over 400 years, the State Oracle of Tibet has been a strange and mystical aspect of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. This ancient spirit, which has inhabited a succession of thirteen human mediums, advises the Dalai Lama on matters of public and religious policy. To witness the eerie spectacle of a medium entering a trance state and being possessed by the Oracle is to confront profound questions about the very nature of human consciousness.

With permission from the Dalai Lama that had never been granted before, The Oracle explores the ancient practice of consulting spirits.