Wednesday, February 25, 2015

THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT! GOOD LORD, DELIVER US!

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!
– Scottish Poem, Anonymous –

WHY DO I BELIEVE in ghosts, spirits and life after death? I’ve experienced all three.
(excerpt How to Talk With Spirits: Seances, Mediums, Ghost Hunts by June Ahern) 

What about you? Have you experienced a spirit visiting - a ghostly encounter? 


The boundaries which divide Life from Death
are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say
where the one ends, and where the other begins?
– Author and Poet Edgar Allan Poe –

There is something haunting in the light of the moon.
– Novelist Joseph Conrad –



While I thought that I was learning how
to live, I have been learning how to die.
– Artist, Inventor, Leonardo da Vinci –


Hark! Hark to the wind! 'Tis the night, they say,
When all souls come back from the far away

The dead, forgotten this many a day!

 
                    – Poet Virna Sheard –

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
– Author Mark Twain –

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God;
and the books were opened: and another book was opened,
which is (the) book of life: and the dead were judged out of
those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
– Revelation 20:12 King James Bible “Authorized Version”, Cambridge Edition –

Learn more about this book and June Ahern's other books at june ahern dot com
 Also on Amazon.com and Smashwords.com

 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

SCOTTISH IMIGRANTS IN SAN FRANCISCO EBOOK FREE

 

"The Skye in June"- a well-loved book.  Free ebook until Feb. 26, 2015. Please read and leave a review in the country of which you are.  400 overwhelmingly positive reviews can be found at Amazon.com (US, UK, France); Goodreads.com, Smashwords.com, author's website, and Barnes and Noble. 

To purchase on Amazon. 

To purchase an autograph copy to to Purchase at june ahern's site.

The title is based upon the Isle of Skye where the answer to the mystery can be found.

In the mid 1950's my family emigrated to the United States. My father left one year earlier to find work and a place to live. He had a sponsor, another Scot. My mother brought their seven children on March 17, 1956 to meet him in San Francisco, California. We lived in a flat on Market by 17th Street in an area called Eureka Valley, which one day would become known as the colorful "Castro." When I grew up there it was all family's, Irish, German, some Italian and only three Scottish families, us, the Frazier's and the Love's.  The eldest child, a sister, went to St. Paul's High school and the rest of us who were of school age, to Most Holy Redeemer. Yes, we were a staunch Catholic family and that was one of the reasons my parents decided to immigrate. When I was 11 years of age we became U.S. citizens. The love of Scotland and history was kept alive through my parents and their Scottish friends, who became our new family, having left behind all of our relatives.

My older siblings remember more of the teasing and confusing of words and life as immigrants, I did not rather than recall the "You talk like an American," or "Stop acting like an American," which to me seemed odd as we were now Americans. My parents and older siblings still had that strong connection to their homeland. And in fact, called it "back home" for many, many years.

The stories of Glasgow, the life they knew there, with the people who they loved and lived with, were told over and over, most funny, some exciting like WWII bombings and the time one sister was kidnapped (and returned.)

Life in Eureka Valley was most memorable to me; our school days with the nuns, kids on the block playing out in the streets until it became dark, the Saturday afternoons at the Castro Theater that just about all the neighborhood kids went to, and the characters one meets growing up that shape your thoughts and actions.

Somewhere in your mind, no matter your age, you feel that "back home" life. I wrote about a lot of it in my novel but embellished or mixed a few characters into one - never wanting anyone to declare - hey! that's me! or another. But those who grew up with me will recognize what and about who I based some. Here's about the book: my Scottish immigrant family.

It's a poignant story about a Scottish immigrant family living in San Francisco during the mid-1950's (way back in the day, eh?) and the four children come to age at the beginning of the Haight/Ashbury Revolution! 1964. If you haven't been to San Francisco or grew up there, you'll like this story. Plus learn some Scottish as you read the MacDonalds, a Glaswegian family, tale. It starts out in Scotland where you meet Cathy MacDonald on her way to the hospital to deliver yet another bairn. After a family tragedy the family travel to San Francisco in hopes for a fresh start and a better life.

The story centers around the youngest child, a redheaded rambunctious girl who has visions that threaten to tear the family apart if revealed. 

It's a colorful story, rich in history of The Castro, San Francisco and Scotland. Enjoy the Scottish language and culture. Meet the four kids, all girls and their often hilarious escapades as they try to avoid their father's abusive punishments.

Is there a sequel? Yes, in progress due to the overwhelming requests for more!

Read more on Amazon or Smashwords. com (returns to smashwords on 3/1/15) For more go to june ahern dot com

Friday, February 20, 2015

WHEN A PSYCHIC IMPRESSION IS WRONG, MURDERERS GO FREE


Image: Captain Hubert C. Provand, Brown Lady of Raynham Hall (alleged ghost photograph

What do you want to know about spirit communication and ghost encounters?  





Questions from the Curious Living answered in my newest book, "How to Talk With Spirits: Séances•Mediums•Ghost Hunts", an informative and practical guide to an unusual and often, unacceptable subject. Also read about my most memorable ghost encounters and hauntings by murder victims.

Below a questions w/answer as found in the book. To purchase please go to
Amazon Kindle How to Talk With Spirits: Séances•Mediums•Ghost Hunts - 
Kindle edition @ Amazon.com.


Goodread Review: 5 stars: 'The book helped me with my sadness over the past 20 years from my mother's death. No one had a closer relationship than my mom and I. I was beside myself when she passed on. I did not go to see her at the hospital the night she died. For all these years I felt that she would not be happy with me. After reading June's book, it gave me an inner peace and calmed my heart.'
 
EXCERPT: 
Have you ever given incorrect information about a spirit? And if so, what do you do to correct it? I have given incorrect information. This is why I ask my clients to know as much as possible about the spirit. Then, we can validate what I receive is from the spirit whom they wish to contact. If the information doesn’t make sense to the client, I still deliver the message. Its significance might come to the person later. If it is during a séance, it might be meant for someone else there. I always told clients not all spirits will talk because you ask, and not all spirits will talk through me. If we attempt to contact the spirit and my information is not familiar to the client, I say, “Sorry, that’s all I’m getting at this time.”
For private psychic readings, clients whose sole purpose was to contact the dead were warned it might not happen. Séance attendees were told not all would get a message or the message they hope for and not all spirits would come through (more in Chapter 7, Séances). Still, I hoped for the best. To correct any error, I could only say I was deeply sorry if the information caused pain, more grief and sorrow.
The most important and painful misinformation from a spirit occurred during my first case with the police. It was the murder of a woman in her home, which went unsolved for many years. Over the period of a few nights, I had a series of dreams in which I was more than a witness––I was the victim of murder. The terror was heart stopping! During the first dream, I literally saw, heard and felt the attack on the woman. At the front door, a hooded, masked killer all in black and gloved pushed his way into the house. The woman fought back vigorously as he bludgeoned her to death. I saw the steel rod in his hand go up and down repeatedly. Helpless to stop it, I writhed in pain and fear as her chilling screams rang sharply in my head. (TO BE CON'T IN THE BOOK)
 
About June Ahern and her other books at june ahern dot com 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

WE ARE ALL PSYCHIC, RIGHT?

By Beth Burgoyne Original Art from Timeless Counselor

We are all psychic - or are we?

Understanding your ESP - what, when, why and how to enhance it. Yerevan and June, both successful psychic readers, talk about this subject and more on their February 2015 radio show.

Listen in at  http://readingsbyyerevan.com/radio-shows/june-ahern-interview/

For more about me, my books (How to Talk With Spirits and The Timeless Counselor - best consumer's guide to a successful psychic reading) and to watch my ghosts walks in historical San Francisco youtube videos, please  go to june ahern dot com


Saturday, February 14, 2015

SPIRIT OR GHOST -A DIFFERENCE?

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EXCERPT FROM MY BOOK, "HOW TO TALK WITH SPIRITS: SEANCES, MEDIUMS, GHOST HUNTS––CHAPTER 2: Questions from the Curious Living.

By June Ahern

The boundaries which divide Life from Death
are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say
where the one ends, and where the other begins?
– Edgar Allan Poe –
PEOPLE ARE CURIOUS about and perplexed by what happens after death, if anything. They wonder what the spirits of the dead might appear as, how and why the spirits communicate, and if the spirits or ghosts should be feared. For centuries and from many cultures and countries, stories about ghosts and their sightings have been shared. The concept of ghosts, as hopeful evidence of life after death, goes all the way back to ancient Egypt. Then it was commonly believed death was merely a transition to some mysterious netherworld of existence.
 It is good and reasonable to seek answers to your questions. Ultimately only you can decide for yourself what feels valid. The same and interesting questions about spirits have been asked of me during my forty years of experience with the paranormal. Do ghosts really exist? How do I know if I’ve encountered one? Can I talk to the dead? Are ghosts evil? Shortly before starting this book, I surveyed people curious about psychic phenomenon. Clients, former students, friends, and others sent me the questions below.
• I’ve heard you talk about spirits and ghosts. Is there a difference? To me there is a difference. Although a ghost is the spirit or energy of a person, it has not gone onto a place of peaceful rest. Rather it lingers on Earth reliving the same scene over and over long after it has left the physical body. The majority of times ghosts experienced a sudden, and often tragic, violent death. Ghost manifestations or appearances are often seen as disembodied person spirits. For example, if a person committed suicide by hanging, you might see only the face of that person with a rope tied around the neck. Often, the ghost was a victim who did not receive justice. Some ghosts were perpetrators of a crime. Let’s personalize the concept. You have a situation where you felt unjustly treated, victimized or misunderstood and you play it over and over in your mind. Maybe a one-time which event that hurt or shocked you and you recall clearly what was done and said. You may even still talk about it though it happened years ago. This memory is stuck in your mind, emotions and body and repeats itself as if it was happening all over again. You can’t seem to let it go, bring it to a peaceful or sensible understanding. You may even say something like, “I’ll never get over this.” Well, evidently neither did the ghost. To some degree, there can be a reprieve from the pain of it. You can undergo therapy to help release the sorrow. The ghosts can use your prayers and good tidings for peace.
I have been involved in ghost hunts with a paranormal investigation group named The Haunted Bay: Paranormal SF and Beyond. During the ghost hunt of a San Francisco landmark, The Defenestration Building (closed in July, 2014), we met a ghost of a frightened young woman dressed in only a full slip. She rushed toward me and the filming crew covered in blood. Her terror and quickness made us back pedal to get away. Most likely she was a victim of murder. Although, I was the only one who saw and heard her mentally, the others felt the tension. The woman came only so far down the long hallway then the image of her running toward us repeated. She was stuck in the time and place of her terror. Later, the producer, Ying Liu and cinematographer, Matthew Abaya, returned with a camera to, hopefully, capture the ghost’s image. The photographs show orbits of light and flashing streaks.  
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

BLUE IS BEST COLOR. YOU LIKE PRINT OR EBOOK?

I know some readers like print books (like me) while other enjoy eBooks. What about you? What is your reading pleasure?

My latest book, How to Talk With Spirits: Seances, Mediums, Ghost Hunts is an ebook, but if bought on Smashwords.com, it can be downloaded to your computer in PDF, Rich Text, Plain Text  and printed out! There's Kindle too at Amazon. How cool is that?


This is the green color book cover. Nice but... (see image down below) the blue - feels right for spirit communication. What do you think?  Want to read more about this book or my other books? Go to june ahern dot com or Smashwords:http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/518237?ref=JuneA



Amazon.com - Kindle http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TFVW0IA

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

NEW BOOK: TALK WITH SPIRITS:SEANCES•MEDIUMS•GHOST HUNTS

My new book now available at Smashwords.com (great for all eBook devices, plus for your computer PDF & ePub )

Learn more about me and my other books, please see june ahern dot com

interview on Smashwords.

Take a ghostly walk with me through San Francisco historical streets and buildings: Youtube.com The Haunted Bay and Beyond - Defenestration Building; Barbary Coast, Part 1 & 2, Interview with a medium, and a part in Condor Club.


MY NEW BOOK


 "How to Talk With Spirits: Séances•Mediums•Ghost Hunts" is an informative and practical guide to an unusual and often, unacceptable subject. In it, questions from the curious living about communicating with the dead are answered. Learn how to conduct a séance, take ghost hunts, and avoid vampire entities. Read about the author's most memorable ghost encounters and hauntings by murder victims

At nineteen, June Ahern, author, of "How To Talk With Spirits: Séances, Mediums, Ghost Hunts" was in a horrific automobile accident. Thrown through the windshield, she had a near death experience (NDE.) It changed her life forever. For quite a few years, she couldn’t talk about what she saw on the 'other side.' Then she learned there were others with similar experiences. A survey in US News & World Report of March 1997 reported 15 million people experienced NDE.

After her NDE was a scary, confusing time. June envisioned events yet to happen. The dead visited her. More than forty years later, she continues to have psychic visions and visits from the dead. While skeptics deny the existence of ghosts and spirit communication claiming there’s no real evidence, polls and surveys show the public strongly disagrees. A 2005 Huffpost poll reported forty-five percent of Americans believed in ghosts or the spirits of the dead and that they can come back in certain places and situations. In a nationwide random survey, 808 adults were asked if they believed in life after death. Seventy-eight percent responded yes. More than one in five Americans said they had seen a ghost themselves, or have felt themselves in the presence of one.

As in her consumer's guide, "The Timeless Counselor: The Best Guide to a Successful Psychic Reading", June offers practical and useful advice about the paranormal world. In this book, she talks about the personal challenges of being a psychic/medium. June discusses the many spirits and vampire entities she's met during her life. She reveals the murder victims who haunted her and her work with the police. One chapter answers the most asked questions from the curious living about spirits, ghost hunts and psychic abilities. She advises how to safely communicate with the dead, when it is the right time to communicate, and when it's time to stop. Her information helps readers decide whether to communicate through a medium or solo. There are also pointers on how to conduct a séance and ghost hunt. Readers can learn more about their own psychic abilities with June’s ESP Quiz.

Talking to the dead appears easy for June Ahern, as seen in her paranormal ghost walk videos. “It’s easy as talking to living people”, she says, “but it can be scary too.” By the end of the book you will decide if you want to communicate with the dead or leave well enough alone.