Purpose of this Blog

Rob Gutro is an author, paranormal investigator and medium with Inspired Ghost Tracking of Maryland. Since he was a child he could receive messages from ghosts or spirits (who have crossed over). *He wrote the books "Pets and the Afterlife," "Pets and the Afterlife 2," "Ghosts and Spirits" and "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" to teach others how ghosts and Spirits communicate with the living and to give proof of the afterlife. As a scientist, he also provides some scientific explanations about how energy is the baseline for the afterlife and the medium that entities use to communicate.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Friday Night Ghost Frights : Paranormal Art | Episode 20

It's Friday and that means Mike Ricksecker's Friday Night Ghost Frights Video!
Today's  Friday Night Ghost Frights is about Paranormal Art 

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/Nb5t_yiON7U



ABOUT FRIDAY NIGHT GHOST FRIGHTS: Spooky, creepy ghost stories from Haunted Road Media -- true paranormal and supernatural encounters, real tales from personal experiences and paranormal investigations! This one delves into the realm of remote drawing and paranormal artwork! Paranormal publishing and video production is what we do. Welcome to our haunted world!

Encounters With The Paranormal: http://amzn.to/1ALlgzj 
Soulscapes by Vanessa Hogle: http://amzn.to/2dcoYvs 
My Life Amidst The Paranormal by Cathy E. Gasch: http://amzn.to/2dZJ6zv 
Mischievous by Adam Tillery: http://amzn.to/2dPWo25 

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Soul 101: What is a Soul? Animals and People Have Souls

It seems that some people really don't have a good idea about what a "soul" really is - so today's blog will explain a "Soul 101" and help you understand what it means, and that every living thing has one as I describe in my books.   

WHAT IS A SOUL? In many societies and religions it is the immortal essence of a living thing. A soul is actually the energy in EVERY living thing that combines memories and personalities.
DO ANIMALS HAVE SOULS?  Of course. Every living thing has a soul. To think otherwise is crazy. Animals (and dinosaurs) lived and died on Earth long before humans ever showed up. They survived because they had intelligence, instinct, emotions, memories, and their own personalities. After all, what makes one animal a pack leader and not all of them? Why are some animals shy? easily frightened? bold? challenging? That's personality. They all have it, just as humans do. 
WHO QUESTIONS IT AND WHERE DID THE CRAZY IDEA COME FROM? According to most of the Abrahamic religions, only human beings have immortal soulsEvangelical-Biblical Literalist, Baptists and Church of Christ churches believe animals have no soul.
All living things have souls

Recently, the catholic faith even proclaimed that "Animals and plants" have souls  - but they put a "limit" on their statement thinking pets don't have conceptual intelligence, which I assure you, THEY DO. 
Why the Catholic faith (the one I grew up in and out of) thinks anything but people can be spirit is non-sensical. A spirit is a spirit. Period. That's like thinking because you have a college degree you'll be a spirit, but your neighbor who didn't go to college isn't smart enough to be a spirit in the afterlife. Do you see why it is a ridiculous argument? 

I'm unsure where that belief came from but as you can see from the logic above, it's absolutely untrue. Any living thing that can figure out how to survive, from a bird to an ant to wild boar has a soul. They have intelligence and a soul. Only ZOMBIES are soul-less. :)

DOES ANY  RELIGION BELIEVE ANIMALS HAVE SOULS?  Yes. Sikhism, Hinduism, Orthodox, Mormonism believe (and understand that animals have souls.  Islam and Judaism have conflicting beliefs- some sects believe it, others do not.  But religions were developed to help explain the afterlife, and some get bits and pieces correct, while others do not. There is no "correct" religion. Just remember it's all about energy and spirituality.

BOTTOM LINE: For anyone who loses a pet and says "Animals don't have souls" please assure them they do, and they will be with us in paradise/other side/heaven/Valhalla, whatever you want to call it where all of the energies reside after the physical life is over. To think that any living thing doesn't have a soul is truly ridiculous. Animals have lived eons before mankind ever walked the Earth and they would never have survived if they couldn't think, feel and learn. 



For Rob Gutro's books: "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead," "Pets and the Afterlife,"  "Pets and the Afterlife 2" and "Ghostso f England on a Medium's Vacation -  visit Amazon.com   (or click this link)

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Video: My Encounter with a Ghost in Fort Mc Henry Baltimore

I had ghostly experiences at Fort Mc Henry, Baltimore and recorded my encounter right outside of the location where it occurred.. Barracks Number 2 was a particularly active location. Here's a short video that I made after going into Barracks Number 2. It was in this room that I experienced stabbing pain in my side, and a ghost that died in that room was telling me that he had shrapnel in his side when he passed.

ABOUT FORT MCHENRY: Fort McHenry is a National Park Service Historic Site in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. This fort is surrounded by water on three sides, and has wonderful grounds to enjoy outside the fort. The National Park Service manages the park, and has a great new visitor's center with an amazing museum and displays showing the history of the fort. There's also a fantastic short film that explains how the Star Spangled Banner was written by Francis Scott Key, as a result of his observations during a ship battle in the War of 1812. For more information about the park, visit: www.nps.gov/fomc/

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/O5LMgoza66g







For Rob Gutro's 5 books on the paranormal, visit: www.amazon.com. All of Rob's books were written to help explain the paranormal, and teach readers how to find signs from spirit. 
 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday Night Ghost Frights: 6 Wrongly Convicted Witches Who Are Now Ghosts!

It's Mike Ricksecker's Friday Night Ghost Frights and this week it's about 6 witches who are now ghosts! Some historic witches that went through grisly witch trials are still haunting the earth hundreds of years later. We recap their witch trial and take a look at the haunted places they're said to roam in the afterlife on the latest Friday Night Ghost Frights!
VIDEO: https://youtu.be/5tdZmbkgKdM

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FRIDAY NIGHT GHOST FRIGHTS are spooky, creepy ghost stories from Haunted Road Media -- true paranormal and supernatural encounters, real story time tales from personal experiences, paranormal investigations, and haunted history!

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Amazing Book for ALL Pet Parents: Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

   A friend recommended that we read "Lily and the Octopus" by Steven Rowley and I have to say it THE best book about a pet parent and his dog, named Lily, which in this case happens to be a Dachshund (like 3 of  our kids). 

  The story is all about a single dog dad who one day sees a tumor growing over his 12 year old Dachshund's eye and refuses to acknowledge the word, so he calls in an Octopus. The book is delightful, and really shows how a dog dad should be- he and Lily have movie nights, board game nights (he plays for her), and a night to talk about guys. The book is so fun, and so moving as the dog dad goes through coping with the ultimate outcome, but it's a book about the special bond between a dog parent and his dog-kid.
   It's also very helpful for anyone facing making that choice to let their beloved fur-kid pass out of pain. 
  ALL pet parents should read it!
5 of 5 stars!  (It was also a National Bestseller).
  ***THIS IS ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE NOVELS**
  BTW- I find it appropriate that I'm posting a blog about a book I read today, which would have been my dad's 90th birthday, since he inspired me to read a lot!   - Rob

VIDEO: Novelist Steven Rowley, author of Lily and the Octopus, fondly remembers meeting his charming, little dachshund Lily for the first time.
Link: https://youtu.be/XJLrxSSJ9Tw 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tarot Tuesday: Five of Swords

My friend Joy Andreasen of "Whispers of Joy" provides Tarot readings and here's her Tarot Tuesday:

Joy Says, "With election day being today, there are a lot of ruffled feathers as people choose sides. No matter what your political opinions, remember we are all brothers and sisters. Yes, vote. Stand up for what you believe, but allow others the same courtesy. Be kind to all." 

THE CARD: The Five of Swords card depicts a young man who has a very convenient look of contempt on his face. He is looking at the enemies that he has managed to conquer. There are five swords that he possesses – which he has taken from the other combatants who are in the card. The two other figures are walking away from him in a slow manner with a sense of loss and sadness. Above them, the sky is tumultuous and cloudy, which indicates that not everything is well, despite the fact that the battle is already over.

 BIOGRAPHY Joy Andreasen is an author, shamanic practitioner, psychic medium, spiritual consultant, Reiki Master Teacher and wedding officiant. She has been giving messages from Spirit for almost twenty years. She teaches spiritual development and shamanic classes in Winchester and Herndon Virginia which are always highly acclaimed.
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/whispersofjoy 
EMAIL: joyandreasen@gmail.com
WEBSITE: : http://www.WhispersofJoy.net 
ABOUT: Shamanic healer/practitioner, psychic medium, interfaith minister, intuitive counselor, energy healing practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher, and writer