Tuesday, December 25, 2018

CHRISTMAS GHOST STORYTELLING w/VIDEO

Did you know Christmas 

ghost story-telling 

is an old custom? 

I didn't. 




When did this custom begin?  

Ghost stories during winter is a hallowed tradition and a folk custom stretching back centuries, when families would gather around fires on winter nights with tales of spooks and monsters. Makes sense on those long, dark, cold nights with no social media or TV.

But all didn't agreed with the custom. Based in folklore and the supernatural, it was a tradition the Puritans frowned on, so it never gained much traction in America and lost interest in England until Victorian 19th century and with some less Puritan Americans.

Humorist Jerome K. Jerome (1891 collection, Told After Supper), wrote, “Nothing satisfies us on Christmas Eve but to hear each other tell authentic anecdotes about spectres (ghosts). … we love to muse upon graves, and dead bodies, and murders, and blood.” 

Charles Dickens claimed in a 1854 article, “Christmas Eve is the witching time for Story-telling.”

Ying Liu (producer The Haunted Bay Paranormal Investigation YouTube) invited me to a Christmas Ghost Story-Telling at a historical Victorian San Francisco hotel. (our investigation YouTube: https://youtu.be/qYPuQylhQsg )

Eager for some merry Christmas fun off I trotted to the hotel for some spooky surprises. Unfortunately, the hotel cannot be named per management because it seems potential guests voice concern their stay will be fraught of ghostly visits. I, for one, love a good ghost story and visit from one or more of the dead. How about you?

The hotel has a rich history of days gone by in the infamous San Francisco. It's is full of wonderfully preserved 19th and early 20th century antiques. 

The shinning wooden staircase captured my heart right away. I could imagine women in long gowns floating down it. In fact, later I did see a woman ghost floating around the hotel.(see in the ghost YouTube investigation.)

I was joined by a couple of other mediums. Independently we investigated the hotel for ghostly activity. Would we find any?

Not surprisingly each encountered the same and also, different spirits as you'll see on the video https://youtu.be/qYPuQylhQsg 

Following the investigation was an impromptu seance (with many spirit messages) and then spooky ghost stories. 

I was all done in and went to my room early- being the the only one to spend the night and live to tell the tale. Was I visited? Yes.

This investigation didn't make it into my book, How to Talk With Spirits: Seances, Mediums, Ghost Hunts, but many other ones have - like working with law enforcement on a murder case.

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Friday, December 21, 2018

WINTER SOLSTICE POEM/ GO SKYCLAD

Blessed be High Priestess, Zsuzsanna E. Budapest who rallied and fought bravely for the rights of psychics and pagans to practice without penally of laws and persecution (in some areas). 

To learn more about Ms. Budapest go to: https://www.zbudapest.com

Author, Poet, Psychic, Witch


Tonight look up to the skies, feel the power of the the Full Moon - open your arms, feel the energy  - if you are wiling and are brave in the coldness, go Skyclad. This means naked. You can wear sacred (special) to you jewelry and a cape, if you wish. The ritual begins with preparation: take a bath in rose water, or some oil to calm your mind and body; turn your thoughts inward to your personal power, the truth of you.

Skyclad - nothing between you and the sky, nature. The truth of self. Connection to a Divine Source in the Naked Truth. Not identifying yourself through clothing.  These are some reasons. A Holy Time.

The 2018 Winter Solstice is a powerful one with the full moon and meteor showers. 



LONG DARK NIGHT’S MOON

A view from the moon

The time of the longest nights has come, and 
the Lady of the Night, The Cold White Moon, rules supreme.

She wheels through the heavens above a white world, as if her 
power were transforming the earth into her own image.

Moonlight glitters, from frosted branches, sparkles from fields of new-fallen snow. The air tingles with energy.

Now, in this time of greatest darkness, the Moon is pregnant with light.

The stars dance around her in the heavens, and Earth blossoms with a million points of brightness.

Out of the darkness the new year is born.

So Mote it Be.

 “Grandmother Moon”
Zsuzsanna E. Budapest 


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LONG DARK NIGHT= FUTURE DREAMS

WINTER SOLSTICE 

THE LONG DARK NIGHT 

 THE RETURN OF THE SUN



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Winter Solstice has been celebrated in cultures the world over for thousands of years. This start of the solar year is a celebration of the return of Light (the sun) and the rebirth of the Sun's power to foster life. 

A time to dream and envision of that yet to be. A time to honor the ancestors with stories; a time to tell tales of spirits walking through the darkness. 

Ancient cultures built huge stone structures designed to align perfectly with the sun at specific times, such as dawn or high noon. And some ancient peoples performed sacred rituals and celebrated all night, and I'm sure for days.

How will you celebrate? I've been invited to a "ghost story" time in one of San Francisco's historical Victorian hotels. While there I agreed to be filmed with what spirits or ghosts from yesteryear I might pick up. There will be two other mediums. I'm the only one spending the night at the hotel. Hope to get some sleep between ghost visits.

It just seemed like a fun thing to do, sit around and tell stories. That's what our ancestors did during The Long Dark Nights of winter. Stories of their ancient ancestors, of dreams, and visions of tomorrow - spring time. They hoped for better times. 

Sound familiar? Yes, we too hope for better times during the winter of our own lives. We wish others Happy New Year! 


East to West ancestors celebrated this time of year. Iranian people celebrate the night of the Northern Hemisphere's winter solstice as Yada night. It's one the oldest Iranian traditions that has been present in Persian culture from the ancient years. The pagan Scandinavian and Germanic people of northern Europe celebrated a twelve-day "midwinter" (winter solstice) holiday called Yule (aka Jul, Julblot, from the Norse, Jul, meaning wheel.)

What about your culture? What rituals do you follow?

It's really no mystery or need to be any one religious belief why our ancestors celebrated winter solstice: It began with Nature

Winter: food became and still can be, scarce. Weather conditions plunge into low temperatures, heavy, cold rains; snow; winds -  illness comes easy with runny noses, scratchy throats, pneumonia, influenza and too often death of the old and very young.

Staying alive in a rugged terrain, lack of food, safe shelter, harsh weather - was and is a main concern. I think of "Naked and Afraid" television show. 

Bringing joy during a hard time: Our ancestors had to have hope; they had to belief better times were on the way, just like we do. Thus we celebrate life with sharing laughter, gifts, foods, just being together. And, like us today, it begins with a focus, a purpose - rituals - why we're celebrating - thanking a Divine Source keeping us alive. 

In olden times families and friends would travel often for miles to mingle and be together just as we do today. Gift giving when visiting the homes of others is a custom nearly all enjoy.

Sprucing up: Decorating trees surrounding homes, decorating inside the home became a festive custom. Red, for the energy of the sun, green for mother nature. Life!

How will you give to those in need? That is part of this sacred time's ritual and celebration. Share what you have - thus we have "gift giving." 

With all that said, you understand why Winter Solstice is a most special event. It's about the birth of light, awaiting the birth of the sun. A time to vision what is to come; dreams are vivid as the night's are longer and hope to make it to spring gives life to the mind, body and spirit. 

Tonight, if you can, stay up to greet the sun.

Blessed be.

How to Talk with Spirits is one of my books available in paperback and eBook. Review more at www.juneahern.com



Saturday, December 15, 2018

FREE - GIVE-AWAY eBook

onlinebookclub.org is offering a give-away for my first novel The Skye in June. See link to at bottom of blog.

The book has collectively over 700 overwhelming positive reviews reviews at Amazon (US, UK, France, Japan); goodreads.com; Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, online.org - to name a few sites.

A story with laughs, sorrow, adventure, anger, the usual family drama. Has a mystery, with the answer to be found in the Isle of Skye.

Learn some Scottish sayings and customs, walk the streets of one of San Francisco's well-known neighborhoods back in the day, watch the family change over the years.

The MacDonalds are a Scottish immigrant family who emigrated to San Francisco, California in the mid 1950s after a family tragedy. 

The four girls come of age during the changing environs of the 1960s - a wild and crazy time.

They live in a most well-known neighborhood of the city that most now know of as The Castro, but is actually named Eureka Valley.

Eureka Valley or "The Valley" has old time residents called it, is the heart of the city - sitting almost right dab in the center of it of San Francisco if you will.

It's a historical novel as the story takes you up and down Castro Street and you can stop at one of the most historical businesses which continues to thrive today - Cliff's Department store.

Take in a movie at The Castro Theatre, which was a hubbub for the neighborhood kids who clamored to it, waiting in long lines every Saturday.

Read more about the story at june ahern.com and enter to win a kindle copy. Ready, go.. 

Good Luck!. Here is the link to the giveaway:

Thursday, November 29, 2018

PREPARATION FOR SPIRIT TALK MAKES A DIFFERENCE



Preparation for spirit communication truly makes a difference

#1. Before you begin to communicate with the spirit of a dead person be honest with knowing you are really ready. Answer: Are you truly prepared emotionally to connect with a dead love one? If you grieving heavily  - crying a lot - you most likely will not find the comfort you seek or even the message clearly.  Have you tried comforting someone who is crying constantly, sobbing? The person doesn't hear words and would do best to be comforted with a hug. Spirit messages are in words so do you think you're ready to listen?

Besides emotionally prepared are you mentally open, willing to experience whatever happens and is said by whichever spirit? Are you physically able to sit comfortably for a least an hour? Yes, it takes patience to await spirit connection. If spirit communication is made in a seance you will be sitting, maybe holding hands for at least an hour.

#2. Before the session prepare through a time to meditate or at least have a  quiet time. Open your mind to the spirit you'd like to communicate with. Mentally see recall - look at their face in your mind's eye the person. Say her or his name. You might want to say the name aloud.  Truth be told whatever spirit really wants to contact you will come through no matter how much you want another. I suggest you write the person's name on a piece of paper and take it with you to the session. You can also take a photograph even if the medium doesn't ask for one you have your loved one in hand (or pocket).

#3. Attitude makes a difference. Keep an open mind. Make it a time of wonderment - I wonder if a spirit will come through. When a person doesn't believe - is negative or disdain about the whole phenom of spirit communicaiton that kind of attitude effects the success of the seance. More in my book about how to sit.

I've witnessed and I'm communicating with spirit and feel that blocked energy have asked the guests "Who is it that really doesn't want to be here?" Often someone talks another (like a partner) into coming along.  When a person admits I ask the person to leave the room.

Be part of the group wholly.

#4. Some people are afraid of "ghosts" -"vampire entities" "evil spirits" will show. Well, a rarity those kind come through, but one never knows. A seasoned and educated medium knows how to prepare and keep out those kinds of spirits. 

If it happens it can be frightening but again, it's a rarity, so trust and relax. 

If you hold fear say a prayer, carry a good luck charm or religious icon. Spirit communication can be very emotional but shouldn't be fearful at all. 

#5. The big hope is you get a message, one you find comforting. Hopefully each guests gets a message but not always. Think of that before you go to the session. How will you feel if you don't get a message? Does it mean your dead loved ones have nothing to say to you? Probably not. They might want to contact you in private. Or, the timing is not right to communicate. Don't despair for a message can come later and perhaps from another source.

#5. Just listen to the message. Don't get into, well, he wasn't like that, she never would...you came, you want a connection. Later you can decide if the message given has meaning to you.  I can't count the many people who have later said, "Oh, I found out you were right" or "now that makes sense to me." Overly questioning can impeded the message.

#6. Thank whomever gave you the message for I'm sure more are to come.

Other useful suggestions how to prepare for a group or solo in my book, How to Talk With Spirits. 

Invite me to talk to your group of interested friends. I do Skype or Soon book events. A good time to ask questions.

My books are available through me, or under my name June Ahern at these sites Amazon.com, www.smashwords.com, Barnes and Nobles and your favorite bookstore. 

Or titles, "How to Talk With Spirits: Seances, Mediums, Ghost Hunts"  "The Timeless Counselor: The Best Guide to a Psychic Reading - Complete Consumer's Guide" - novels: "The Skye in June" and "City of Redemption."




Tuesday, November 27, 2018

MY BOOKS/THE FIRST & HOLIDAY SPECIAL

A book is a gift you can open again and again.”- Garrison Keillor



Has your life taken a unexpected path  - one you never thought of ever? 

I certainly experienced that - never thinking when I grow up I'm going to be a psychic medium and write four books.

As I prepare to offer my Holiday Book Special I laugh at having two successful careers that never crossed my mind.  My father said, "get a job until you get married."  So, I did right out of high school then realized working in an office wasn't for me nor was getting married at that time. My goal was to be a long distance truck driver; travel, freedom, no boss asking for coffee - ah, a dream and then the car accident changed it all (as told in my How to Talk With Spirits.)

All my books were written on the advice of another. 

My first book now titled, "The Timeless Counselor: The Best Key to a Successful Psychic Reading" came to be on the advice of a client who said it would help my business as a psychic medium and parapsychology teacher grow.

Originally titled "A Professional Psychic Reading: Alternative to Therapy" published  in 1990 was handwritten and later put onto a borrowed  clunky PC with floppy disks. A small San Francisco publishing company rolled out 5,000 copies (all sold) and was  put together over a few weekends in my basement with several friends, music blaring, wine and pizza. 

The book did prove  to expand my business.  I appeared on the television talk show, "People are Talking" with a mention of my book and was the most sold book of an unknown author at the NY Whole Life Expo.

My next book, a novel, that I had no intention of writing. It started out as a screenplay.  A friend who is a published author said  novels have a better chance of being bought for a screenplay.Reluctantly, I began to write the story and had two (wonderful) years of developing my Maconald family - speaking the dialogue out loud, often as I was making dinner. Thus the popular "The Skye in June" came to be with many readers ask for a sequel.

Second novel again was first a screenplay first written on request from a Scottish actress I met in Los Angeles when The Skye in June was, in part, played out on stage. I loved the story so much I once again decided to write it as a novel. It's a Summer of Love thriller titled, "City of Redemption."

Next non-fiction: I received a FB PM from a client telling me he had a dream that I should write a book about spirit communication became my last book. I said, no way, no more books, no, no several times and then OK a really short eBook. It turned out to be very popular with much interest from so many interested in the paranormal. Have done quite a few book events as well as radio shows (still more scheduled) on this subject.

HOLIDAY SPECIAL:  .Personally autographed, gift wrapped with a note to your recipient mailed in USA (ends 12/31/18)  www.juneahern.com  see purchase page. ORDER DIRECTLY FROM ME. Does not include print books ordered from other outlets.

Links to my books: 

Amazon.com - eBooks and Paperback

​Smashwords - eBooks in all forms including Nook, PDF, ePub & more!

Barnes and Noble: eBooks & Paperback

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

WHOSE SEANCE IS THIS SEANCE?

Whose Séance Is This Séance?


The Guests?

The Mediums? 

The Spirits?



Recently, I sat at a séance as the medium. Eager to receive messages from departed loved ones guests' eyes trained on me and I felt the tingle of energy - not only from guests but as the spirits came into the space.

Then the mood changed when I made an announcement surprising guests. "Let's all be open to receiving messages from spirit not only through me, but from each of you."

 I explained that spirits communicate with whom they want to and not just one person like me, the medium. This I've learned over the many years I've been involved with spirit communication. 

Guests had that HUH? look. 

Are you a portal for psychic messages? 

This is how it could happen: a physical sense (i.e. hair on your neck might rise up) of an unseen something or someone in the room; a mental message like an image of someone's face, someone you don't know. It could be a voice different than your own. A name, a short message (most spirits don't overly talk.) 

I asked guests if they had this kind of experience to share. Maybe they would feel it was directed to one person in the circle.

I saw the hesitation and knew from previous séance the worries; "I'm not a medium. Not psychic. What if I'm wrong?" 

The biggest fear people have about sharing their psychic impressions is, "What if I'm wrong? What if the person doesn't relate?" "Will I appear foolish?" 

Chances are you're not mistaken. Each of us has a psyche. We do pick up unseen energy all the time. And, what if you are wrong? What if I, the medium, is wrong? Way off base? It can happen although for me, a rarity. You offered what you thought or felt was from spirit. Leave it at that.

So, I let them off the hook and added, "If you'd rather wait until after we're done, please go to the person you think the message is for to share what you picked up."

There's been more than plenty of times I relate a message with a life experience only to have the living say, can't remember, it never happened, she or he wasn't like that and later hear back from the denying one - OH!!! I get it. Now what was that message? 

It's gone. Yes, I can't keep all those messages from spirits in my memory bank. Can you image what that would do to my brain?

So yes, a shared spirit communication time is open for all to use their psyche and connect with the physically unseen for a period of time. This means a medium, a psychic, and you who possess the ability to receive messages.

Therefore, a seance - a spirit communication where two or more meet for the purpose of receiving messages from the dead BELONGS TO ALL INVOLVED.

As I say in my book, "How to Talk With Spirits" it's not the spirits that are difficult to understand, it's the living. Yes, we living have limited and linear ways of looking at our lives, at our relationships. 

How to have a successful connection to departed loved ones is easier than most think and why it doesn't happen thus people seek mediums is all addressed in my book, How to Talk With Spirits: Seances, Mediums, Ghost Hunts.

If you read how I offer spirit communication in a seance, open form of spirit communication, and/or solo they'll be no reason not to expect a connection with whomever in spirit you'd like to connect with.
It doesn't always end up being who you thought like in my latest session where two teaches of one guests came to her, which ended up confirming and supporting her recent professional choice.

Included in the book are pointers who to avoid negative entities, like vampire and low grade ones who can sneak into a spirit session.

I wish you well in your spirit adventure.

My books available: Amazon  Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/518237?ref=JuneA
autographed copies through me. 
One of my ghost investigations in San Francisco's infamous strip club, CA. https://youtu.be/OR_33Vbjc90

Thursday, November 8, 2018

LIGHT•COLOR•SOUND AFFECTS YOUR LIFE

How Light, Color and Sound Affect Life 

Presentation on a Mystical/metaphysical topic


I'll be here on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Please join me for this free talk, which includes refreshments. This talk will look into how we are affected physically, emotionally and spiritually by all three.

Where? 2650 Fulton/3rd Ave (door on 3rd) San Francisco

Topic: Light, color, and sound play a crucial role in our everyday life, But what exactly are these phenomenon? More importantly; How do they affect Life both physically and spiritually? Frater Jesse Grossmann will answer these questions in presenting an old article entitled "How Light and Color Affect Life" written by Frater John H. Schneider B.S, M.S which appeared in a 1928 Rosicrucian Digest. With his experience as an audio engineer, he will include the addition of sound waves, to give a well-rounded view building upon the original article.

Let's look at how:

Well, we certainly know how music affects us and we all have our own taste plus depending upon our mood and reason for choosing music, know the affects upon us. That's simple to understanding.

Did you know that each note also vibrates and corresponds to our chakras? Deep bass the lower earthly chakras - the drums for example - violins with a higher note vibration the upper chakras - the heart, the mind, the memories.

Each aspect of sound, color, light has also an impact upon our psychological state. Think about a room where you feel so relaxed - what is in it? Colors, sounds, the light? Think of a space, a room, you feel uncomfortable in and again, what is the colors, sounds and lights surrounding you?

Certainly the advertising world (I studied it in college) knows how to use all of that as does the movie industry - all to solicit a psychological emotional response. 

My first read of sound and color was from a book on the subject by Corinne Heline who was an American author, Christian mystic and occultist mystic who published 28 books.

Become more aware of your surroundings and as best you can match them to your desired state and health  of mind and body.

I look forward to learning more from speaker, Jesse Grossmann who is a Rosicrucian and also a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Freemason and as both a mystic, musician and trained audio engineer, he has spent most of his life developing an intimate relationship with Waveforms both for scientific and esoteric means.

My books, paranormal investigations and me at www.juneahern.com and www.sfcoaching.com


Thursday, November 1, 2018

ALL HALLOW RITUAL & EVENT




I hope you had a fun, sacred Hallowe'en - Day of the Dead time.

I hobbled on over to an event planned for the past four months through my injury and surgery. Nothing was going to stop me.

Three of us led and performed a ritual of the season's message. This first time offered private event was sold out by September first and held at a favorite wine bar in my home town. 

Fun was had, tarot readings, book sales, wine flowed, The Haunted Bay video entertained people and all leading up to a beautiful ritual to remember ancestors and departed loved ones. 

The story of the season - why do we celebrate by dressing up and handing out candy was told. It is based on the weather, the survival of life from pagan times, and the belief in spirits of loved ones continue to flourish on another plane of time and space.

The Altar was a glow with beautiful candle lights.

As part of the ritual we invited the guests to partake in a guided meditation to connect with departed loved ones. It was most moving as guests felt the sorrow and the joy of sensing, or feeling a connection.



The proprietor said she looked forward to doing it next year. She hadn't ever seen a ritual as such nor realized that Hallowe'en time was much more than dressing up and having fun. 

I led a lovely Hallowe'en  ritual to connect with loved ones that really can be done at any time of the year.  

Read the ritual in my book "How to Talk With Spirits: Seances, Mediums, Ghost Hunts"by June Ahern available through Amazon, your favorite bookstore, or me.

Blessed be.

Here's the latest radio interview with a most interesting host on YouTube.https://youtu.be/9SB_5BPswuU We speak about paranormal, the good and spooky bad, possessions, ESP, Halloween rituals and customs, and the Bible connections, https://youtu.be/9SB_5BPswuU

Learn more about me and my books at june ahern.com

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

DARE YOU!





If you missed today's radio interview, Dare to be Authentic, you can still hear it by following the link below. Let me know if there was something you especially found interesting.  

Ask yourself, do you dress for the outside or for the inside? I'll talk about what that means.

The show is about what one faces when they decide to live a life they know is right for them - as I did - get a job, a real job is what I was told over and over. Instead I develop a successful psychic reading business and taught many to read the tarot cards and more.

You can too -and by that I mean, you can live a life that is fulfilling to you, no matter what it is - and if you already do, there's more to explore within and perhaps without in the world.

  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/marimitchellporter/2018/10/24/if-you-dont-go-you-wont-know-with-june-ahern

Next show - about Halloween ritual and history next week 10/30/18 radio interview - will post more later.

To learn about my books and paranormal investigations go to june ahern dot com.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

THAT'S ME TALKING IT UP- ON THE RADIO.


 "If You Don’t Go, You Won’t Know" 


Dare to be Authentic Radio Episode interview where I repeat what I encourage others to do as well as myself -  who be bold, be brave, and take calculated risks to know what truly demonstrates the real you. Call in - talk to us! Wednesday 10/24/18 10 a.m. PST USA

How I followed my heart and to live a life beyond I ever dreamt possible. Well, I did hope, dream, and set out with some reasonable plans.

As a Life Coach and Psychic Medium I encourage people to live with what has real meaning to them - to follow their heart with a clear mind.  In fact, since as far back as I remember I've always been that kind of person - do it! 

My own life demonstrates it. Created and maintained a successful business, authored four books, - did a whole lot what others said wasn't safe and reasonable - through clear focus, sweat and tears and disappointments, setbacks and wins - I did it! 


Listen here  Podcast radio Dare to Be  and to learn more about me june ahern dot com

Here's the link if the above doesn't work.

 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/marimitchellporter/2018/10/24/if-you-dont-go-you-wont-know-with-june-ahern?fbclid=IwAR04pya50QXpANLoYQp82NxQ2I-1Ax3Q0uKvX_LPusdCD6_j83c_h9MlWiU