Practicing witch Fiona Horne was the guest for the middle two hours of Monday's show. Dispelling myths about Wicca, Horne said that she used the earth-based practice to help and heal, rather than to harm. She views Wicca as a "spiritual path rather than a religion," which has allowed her to create her own faith, instead of following a set dogma.
"I don't believe God is something other than me," she said stressing the importance of the individual and their body.Further, "if God is to survive it depends on the diversity of his love," she related, from a recent epiphany.The degree to which one gains spiritual understanding from Wicca can vary. "The world answers according to the questions you ask of it," she said.
First hour guests James McCloy and Ray Miller Jr., the authors of The Phantom of the Pines, discussed the case of "The Jersey Devil," in which sightings of a strange creature date back hundreds of years. While descriptions of it have varied, in some ways it parallels the Mothman, said Miller, in that they are both reported to have wings and glowing eyes.
The authors believe that the creature is indigenous to the Pine Barrens, a large forested area in Southern New Jersey, though there were reports in 1909 that it flew over Philadelphia. The most recent sighting was in 2000 near Trenton said McCloy, with the witness describing it as having the "head of a collie, the face of a horse and the body of kangaroo." View images McCloy sent to us.
Late one evening in 2002 I was camping inside Haleakala Crater with a friend, whom I have been camping, sky gazing and looking for ships with for nearly 40 years. We were treated with a visit from afar. We were surprised to have such a close visitation and to be able to record the experience via digital camera (view photos here). This was not the first visitation or sighting in this volcano we've had. We have been watchdogs onthis mountain since the early 60's. We have had less and less sightings over the last 10-15 year's or so, since the government moved in full force, upon this mountain. Though the activity has nearly stopped we still come and look, but now we come armed with a digital camera, just in case.
Late one evening while hanging out under the star's we watched a bright light moving about in deep space but, with a strange pattern of movement. The next thing we notice, a curtain or sheet of light drop down about 50-100 feet away from us from right out of the sky. It appeared to be made up of tiny particles of fireflies or dust that was lit up. It was all moving about like dust in a windstorm. Then right behind the screen appeared a large disk that appeared to be made of the same substance as the curtain, millions of flickering fireflies in a windstorm. Everything was active energy moving all about even the disk did not appear to be solid.
The feeling that came over us was, like we were on way too much nitrous oxide. We both had uncontrollable grins on our faces and we're all wide eyed. I feel if it were not for this shield in front of us we may have been fried to a crisp. When I looked at my buddy his hair was standing straight up in the air. He looked really wild with that grin and eyes open as far as they could and his hair like that. I playfully reached over and tried to mess it up and,thousands of tiny spark's crackled and lit up on each strand of hair every time I ran my hand over his head. Normally I keep these experiences quiet, but as we approach our appointment with time as a race it's far better to let it all out in the open.
Bumper music from Monday December 08, 2003