On the cover of this magazine you will find the title, FATE, which is perhaps the most significant, most dominant word the world has ever known. It has been the basis for innumerable dogmatic religions, for stultifying superstitions, for lack of progress through despair and hopelessness. At the same time it has brought into the open the highest courage of body and soul, been the foundation of rigid discipline that has established great nations and conquered others as great, and drawn man’s eyes toward the inexpressible mystery of an all-powerful Creator. Because of its relationship to these things, this magazine has been called FATE. Read the rest of this entry »
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Sunday, where I was scheduled to deliver the sermon. There were people behind me that I did not know. As I entered the church, one of the members called to me, “Charlie Brown, it’s about time you got here.” I was 15 minutes early, but they had expected me sooner.
A few minutes later, I was approached by a man who came up behind me. He asked if I was the same Charlie Brown that writes about angels. I told him I didn’t know if I was the only one, but I did write about angels.
“Did you write one about 50 years ago about your brother?” he asked.
I paused in amazement. “Yes, I did,” I replied. I had totally forgotten the story. It appeared in a magazine that I could no longer remember. Read the rest of this entry »
November 4, 1989, to September 2, 2001: That’s how long we had Dakota to share our lives. Her dam was a purebred black lab and her sire was a purebred collie. She was named after the Black Hills of South Dakota where we vacationed every year during Bike Week in Sturgis. My husband Guy brought her home just before Christmas 1989. Our daughter Amy and I had our backs turned when he walked in and placed this small package with a large heart under our Christmas tree. We were delighted.
She was still just a cute little puppy when I realized she could be aggressive. She also seemed not to walk quite right. One day I read about hip dysplasia and realized that could be the problem. I told the vet about it. Dakota was too young for him to run tests on her, so we waited. Some months later, the vet took her out to the parking lot and watched her walk. He admitted I was right, and the X-rays proved it. Read the rest of this entry »
You could say I discovered FATE magazine while conducting an experiment. I am not sure of the year, but I think it was 2003. I was working a part-time job at a small shop in Lake Anne Village Center in Reston, Virginia.
One evening as the daylight ran out, I left work and walked to my car. I had recently been experimenting with “asking and listening.” I had some free time between work and an event I was attending later that evening, so I decided to try asking and listening to see if an angel or spirit guide might suggest something to for me to do. I posed my question and waited silently in my car for an answer. I had only so much faith in this kind of thing, but I was open enough to experiment, in spite of being uncomfortable with the whole business. Read the rest of this entry »
Brandy Green is well known from Syfy’s Ghost Hunters International as the case manager working among cast members Robb Demarest & Joe Chin. From a young age, Brandy had personal experiences in the paranormal, fueling the interest. She began her search hoping to find some answers. She is a local Minnesotan. We were lucky enough to catch up with her between speaking appearances.
• How did you become interested in the paranormal?
As a child, I spent much of my time in South Minneapolis at my maternal grandmother’s home. At that time the house was already well over 100 years old with an interesting history, which doesn’t automatically mean a place is haunted; however, there was certainly some strange activity occurring within the walls of that home. Almost everyone that either lived in or stayed at the house experienced something paranormal. Radios, televisions, lights, and battery operated toys missing batteries would turn on and off with no aid from the living. Full bodied apparitions were seen by two family members, people would hear and feel breathing, movement, shadows, extreme anxiety in certain areas of the home, etc. That house had a little bit of everything and I had my share of odd experiences as a child and in my young adult life. Activity was also encountered at my other grandmother’s home as well. So, needless to say, it was this activity that drew me to paranormal research. With my combined knowledge in psychology, anthropology, and history, I have been researching claims of paranormal activity for years. It only seemed natural that I would end up involved in research such as this.
• You’ve been everywhere in your travels with Ghost Hunters, Int’l. What was your favorite location?
My favorite location would have to be my bed in my house. *haha* I really enjoyed Costa Rica because of the diverse climate. Costa Rica is the size of West Virginia and is the seat of twelve different ecosystems containing extremely diverse wildlife on land, in the sky, and in the water. I enjoyed Poland not because of the country itself but because of the case that we had which was the Wolf’s Lair where the infamous Operation Valkyrie happened. Robb and I had a great time investigating together at the compound, and we walked away with perhaps more questions than answers. Read the rest of this entry »
I remember that balmy summer evening in 2006 as if it were yesterday: suburban noises echoing in the warm outside air, dogs barking, the excited laughter of children, and the distant sound of cars and motorbikes snorting past in the merriment. I sat alone in my sitting room, meditating quietly on the joyful sounds outside in my neighborhood. The clock on the mantelpiece told me that it was just after 7:00 p.m. The television was switched off, and my mind gently surrendered to a quiet smoothness of contentment. From time to time,my eyes wandered to gaze at the familiar objects in the room: the small statue of Buddha on the mantle, the family photographs, and finally the large, colorful tapestry of a proud American Indian chief wearing a fabulous headdress of feathers. Read the rest of this entry »
Fate recently had the distinction of a personal interview with renowned physicist Michio Kaku when he visited Minneapolis. Kaku is the author of Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Telepotation, and Time Travel. Kaku is the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York Graduate Center.
PG: You are a proponent of string theory, which envisages an 11- or 13-fold dimensional universe. How do you envisage these extra dimensions?
MK: We live in a three-dimensional world. Length, width, height, and we also have the fourth dimension, which is time. But anyone who talks about higher dimensions is sometimes called a crackpot. Now, when I was a child, I used to go to the Japanese tea garden in San Francisco where there are fish swimming in a shallow pond. And I imagined being a fish myself. And if I was a fish, I could travel forward, backward, left, and right, but the concept of “up” made no sense because the pond is the universe. Read the rest of this entry »