01 May, 2016

Most Viewed Blog Posts

Top 10 Posts

The following are the most viewed posts on 67 Not Out. Though the blog was started as a vehicle for coincidence and synchronicity experiences it got a little sidetracked. I still can't work out what will be viewed a lot and what won't. At times there is no logic to it. Anyway, here's the list.

1. Married Couple In The Same Photo As Children - 1283743 views
Young newly weds Alex and Donna Voutsinas were looking through some of Donna's old photos from when she was a child and came across one of her at Disney World. Nothing too unusual about this, you may say. Donna is at the front of the photo ... View post

2 Photo Taken Of Father Showed His Missing Daughter - 300654 views
Michael Dick hadn't seen his daughter, Lisa, for over 10 years. This was since he had seperated from his first wife. Determined to make contact with her again Michael travelled to Sudbury, where she was last known to be living, together with his ... View Post

3 The White Dove As A Messenger Of The Dead - 98333 views
One day I came home from work and a white dove was perched on the steps that lead up to the front door of my house. No doves or birds of any kind were ever previously on my steps. This white dove would not ... View Post

4 The Concentration Camp Romantic Coincidence - 84337 views
For the romantics out there - I'm sure there must be a few - this is coincidence story which is also doubles up as a love story. It goes back to 1944. A young man ... View Post

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5 The Red Balloon Coincidence - 77662 views
It seemed the obvious thing to do for a 10 year old. Laura Buxton was at her grandparent's golden wedding anniversary and there was a helium filled balloon going spare. So she wrote on a label her address with the message 'Please return to ... View Post

6 Ghostly Rye: The Most Haunted Town In England - 63549 views
One of the most atmospheric and ghostly places I have visited is the town of Rye on England's south coast. Some claim it is the most haunted place in the UK and on a visit it's possible to see why this is ... View Post

7 The Meaning Of White Feathers As Messages From The Dead - 63152 views
I'm returning to the subject of white feathers today and their meaning. Since first writing about this I think I've had more emails on the subject than anything else. By white feathers I mean how they can often be found following a loved ones death ... View Post

8 The Unusual Contact With Her Dead Mother - 55321 views
I was almost relieved to read your blog posts about white feathers and how they helped you when members of your family died. I was beginning to think my own experience was all in my imagination. In my case it wasn't white feathers but ... View Post

9 The 1939 Boy Using A Mobile Phone - 51991 Views
Surely not. The small boy in the left foreground of the photo looks like he's on a mobile phone! How come he looks a bit different to the other spectators, with their hats and coats, in this 1939 picture of a football (soccer) ... View Post

10 The Ghost Who Chased A Thief - 48024 views
I know you sometimes ask for coincidence stories but after reading your post on Anne Diamond's Ghostly Experience I wondered if this experience of ghostly happenings would be of interest. A few years back, before I lived with my partner, I was living at ... View Post

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30 April, 2016

Life After Death - No. 2

Woman on death bed

Following on from my post on April 28th, Life After Death, here is another similar story.

In 2005 I was caring for my mother in her final days. She was terminally ill with cancer. My mother was a non-believer in religion, ghosts, the after-life and anything she'd consider 'soppy nonsense'.

Towo days before she died, she was in a bad way and bedridden. She was lapsing in and out of consciousness. I sat with her constantly.

One evening she pointed towards the end of the bed. "Joe," she said, the name of my father, who had died 12 years earlier. "What, Mum?" I asked.

"He's here, waiting for me," she told me, "I can see him."

She looked happy and serene.

I still don't know what to make of it, but it did seem very real to her. I witnessed no other visions or imaginings. I wonder?

~ Mrs. J.J.M.

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29 April, 2016

The Harry Potter Magical Rosicrucian Coincidence

Harry Potter

About four years ago, I wrote about the similarities between the Harry Potter stories and the Rosicrucian work, from 1616, The Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz. "Is this where JK Rowling got her ideas from?", I wondered, "or is it simply coincidence."

JK Rowling does know her magic. In an interview she said:

"I've never wanted to be a witch, but an alchemist, now that's a different matter. To invent this wizard world, I've learnt a ridiculous amount about alchemy. Perhaps much of it I'll never use in the books, but I have to know in detail what magic can and cannot do in order to set the parameters and establish the stories' internal logic."

Okay, lets take a look at the 'coincidences' between Harry Potter and The Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz:

~ Harry Potter goes to an ancient castle for seven years; in the Chemical Wedding Christian Rosenkreutz (CR) goes to a castle for seven days.

~ Harry Potter and CR are given a letter of invitation during a violent storm.

~ To reach the castle, Harry travels across a lake with mermaids in it. To reach the Tower of Olympus CR travels across a sea with mermaids.
Phoenix

~ Harry is faced with being sorted into one of four houses; CR faces four paths to choose from at the beginning of his journey to the castle.

~ Both books mention Paracelsus.

~ A number of mystery animals are mentioned in both books e.g. the phoenix, the unicorn and the griffin.

~ In both the Tower of Olympus and Harry's castle lives a very ancient man who is in control of the whole proceedings.

~ In both books the meals are served up by invisible servants in a hall lightened by floating candles.

~ In both books there is a funeral where a phoenix appears.

... and so on.

There is a free English version, in a pdf format, of The Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz here.

So there we have it ... though there is one more similarity / coincidence:

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix we are told that, "There is a room ... that ... contains a force that is at once more wonderful and more terrible than death, than human intelligence, than the forces of nature ... It is the power held within that room that you possess in such quantities and which Voldermort has not at all."

This force is called love ... but is called Venus in the 1616 book.

Other HP Posts:
JK Rowling And Harry Potter Birthday Coincidence
Harry Potter's Minister For Magic And The Narwhal Coincidence

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28 April, 2016

Life After Death

Vintage photo of man with a bird

Two short stories from my clippings, perhaps illustrating the possibility of life following, what we call, death.

My father died when my granddaughter was two-and-a-half. On our first Christmas without him, we were all in the kitchen at my daughter's house when my granddaughter came running in the room saying, "Grandpa's here."

She grabbed me by the hand, took me into the empty sitting room and pointed to the sofa, saying, "Look, here he is."

She could see him and was so happy. It made a difficult day much easier. She was too young to be pretending.

~ Grannytowins

My mother always sang You Are The Sunshine Of My Life when I was a little girl. On my birthday, five years after she had died, I said, "I love you Mum," and was so sad.

At that moment, out of all the songs in the world, Stevie Wonder came on the radio singing that song!

~ Anonymous

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He Shared An Out Of Body Experience With His Wife - And Saved Her From Choking
The Google+ Photo And Painting Coincidence
Impossible Pie: A Way Of Life And Death

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27 April, 2016

The Squirrel's Leap Answered His Question

English squirrel

A very short coincidence story today, from Nick, about a squirrel and a question being answered.

Once, me and my friend were sitting in a park having a smoke on a bench. We were talking about a television program we saw, in which a squirrel had to decide if it was going to get eaten by a jungle snake or jump out of a tree from high up in the branches. The squirrel decided to jump.

I brought up the question to my pal, "Would the squirrel have died?" Literally 15 seconds later a squirrel fell out of the tall tree we were sitting under and ran off. I guess our question was answered!

- Nick

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26 April, 2016

He Shared An Out Of Body Experience With His Wife - And Saved Her From Choking

Out of body experience

Following on from yesterday's post, Readers Out Of Body Experiences, here's another example OBE from Henry Pierce.

I had an out-of-body experience. In my case it occurred during a period of normal health.

What made the experience outstanding is the fact that it was shared by my wife. She, too, had the impression that I had been out of my body, and she was able to describe what happened before I had even hinted that I had been having anything resembling an out-of-body-experience.

I had been in bed for perhaps an hour when it happened. The thing I remember most clearly is the feeling that I was re-entering my body after a period of having been separated from it.

I was unable to recall all the details of what had happened while I was 'out', but one thing was particularly striking was that my wife had been in some danger during this period and that, in this out-of-body condition, I had intervened to help her.

I would have dismissed the experience as an illusion were it not for the fact that, when I asked my wife what had happened at that moment, she independently verified the details of my own experience.

It should be re-emphasised that I was careful not to tell her I had been undergoing anything like an out-of-body-experience until after she had given me her account.

She had been lying in bed, she said, and had suddenly started to choke, although she didn't know why, She was terrified, she said. She was unable to cry out. At that point, she said, she thought she saw me leave my body, take a position near her head, and in some way relieve the choking. "It seemed as if you used a force from your mind to stop it," she said.

Her statement coincided with my own impressions. There was nothing in her account that didn't fit in with what I was able to recall of the event.

It may be significant in this regard that when I asked my wife what 'I' looked like when apart from my body, she said she could best compare it to a field of energy. Metaphorically, she said, it might be likened to a sphere of light, although she emphasised that the comparison was only approximate. There are no words to describe it precisely, she said.

The experience has led me to keep an open mind to the possibility that there may be a good deal more to the mind than can be encompassed by our present theoretical models. I offer no speculation or interpretation beyond that.

~ Henry Pierce

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Help And Assistance From beyond The Grave

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25 April, 2016

Readers Out Of Body Experiences

Out of Body Experience

It's not something I have experienced myself, but I have come across many people who have had Out of Body Experiences. Some of these experiences appear to come about spontaneously while in a crisis situation - such as while in intense pain, when seriously ill or under medical surgery, following an accident and so on. Though, in saying this, I have met people who claim they can leave their bodies at will. This is often referred to as astral projection.

Here are a couple of experiences from 67 Not Out readers.

I personally had an Out of Body Experience and had not heard of anything like this previously.

There was a time in my life when I was mired in the depths of the greatest emotional pain that I have ever endured. At the height of my suffering, I felt myself float upwards and behind my body. For a few minutes I floated there looking down at myself.

I remember the immense peace that I felt while floating. My thoughts during this experience were that I had no idea my body was capable of such an emotional extreme, and I was marvelling at what was happening. After my body calmed down I migrated back into it.

From what happened to me I might offer that perhaps the spirit is incapable of occupying the body when the body is experiencing extreme pain. Once the body is again a suitable vessel, the spirit will return to its earthy natural state.

I recall having my drink spiked followed by a blur and then waking up in hospital in what I thought to be a critical condition. I looked down on myself from above and witnessed my mum and her friend at my bedside.

The strange thing was that I felt serene and peaceful but here is the twist in the story. I never actually woke up that night. I was essentially in a coma with drips and all sorts of things attached to me.

When, feeling better, I saw my mum and I apologised to her for the grief I had caused everybody and we spoke about the night before. I will remember till the day I die the look on my mother's face when I told her that I remembered seeing her and her friend at my bedside the night before.

To which she replied that I must have dreamt it because I was completely out of it and was in a coma when she had visited me the night before.

I have since tried to leave my body myself but I am unable to do so, as it feels very strange, and I guess fear plays a big part.

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