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Can the dead really talk to the living?


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Let me begin with a recent personal case. When actor Roy Alvarez died suddenly last month, I went to his wake at the Santuario in Greenhills. While sitting quietly far from his coffin inside the big church, I thought of asking him, “Why did you leave so suddenly? We still have a lot of work to do.”

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Distinguishing astral projection from sleep paralysis


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I recently received inquiries about two separate but related subjects. One is from Nicole, a second year Psychology student who has been experiencing “astral projection.” The other is from Rafael, who has been experiencing what he terms “sleep paralysis” and seeing a figure of a woman covered with a white sheet decorated with black roses while in that state of paralysis.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

The Year of the Wood Horse will be romantic–with sex scandals

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People all over the world celebrated the Lunar Chinese New Year on Jan. 31, but not everyone was probably aware that the Year of the Yang Wood Horse was ushered in at 6:21 a.m. on Feb. 4.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Do amulets, charms and ‘anting-anting’ work?


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Reader Lawrence Gonzaga sent in the following timely query: “With the recent celebration of the Chinese New Year, so many different charms, amulets and trinkets have proliferated in the market. And some of them are pretty expensive. My question is: Do these charms, amulets and trinkets really work?”

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Beware of pranks Saturday

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Saturday is the Day of the Holy Innocents, also known as Niños Inocentes. The feast, traditionally celebrated on Dec. 28, following Christmas, was instituted by the Latin Church in the 4th or 5th century.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Do love spells work?


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Leah (not her real name), a young female reader, texted me recently the following question: “Does gayuma or love spell really work?”

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

There is no such thing as paranormal phenomenon


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The word “paranormal” has become quite common and fashionable in recent years. We see it in the titles of horror movies, we hear it on radio and see it on TV shows.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Where did Halloween come from?


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For many years, I was often invited to guest on television and radio shows during the Halloween season. There came a time when my children called me the “Halloween Personality.”

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Can we talk to the dead?


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Is it possible for us to communicate with or get messages from the spirits of the dead and to verify such information?

Posted: October 15th, 2013 in Columns,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Do guardian angels exist?


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Reader Honey Reyes wrote to share with me her two encounters with what she believes to be her spirit guides.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Aiming for mindfulness in our daily activities


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Let’s talk about awareness or mindfulness, which is the main thrust of this column.

Posted: June 18th, 2013 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

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