Cork set to host 10th annual Ghost Convention
Witches, academics, shamans, healers and exorcists to give talks
The twilight world beyond the grave, fairies and the dead, haunting and possessions, the whispering spirit, and the ancient, ghostly Guardian of Self Defence.
They’ll all be discussed at this year’s World Ghost Convention, which takes place in the Cork City Gaol on October 29.
The Ghost Convention, now in its tenth year, is an always successful, always entertaining conference on a subject that fascinates most Irish people – even those who claim to be skeptics.
At this year’s event, there is an eclectic mix of speakers, from academics to spiritual healers, and from mediums to white witches.
One regular attendee is Ireland’s most famous witch, Helen Barrett, who is better known as the White Witch of the Isles. Barrett will be giving a talk about fate, “the power that predetermines our life’s events.”
Barrett is known for her ability to predict the future.
“I predicted that Diana would die in a tunnel. I predicted that birds would smash into the Twin Towers. I predicted that JFK junior would die in Martha’s Vineyard,” she said in a telephone interview. And just so she is not resting on past predictions, Barrett is happy to offer up a few for the future. First, hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil will be discovered off the coast of Cork, making Ireland as wealthy as the oil-rich Norwegians. And second, there will be a European army and it will have a major base in Cobh, County Cork.
“I’ve always been right about these things because I think I slip back and forward into the future. And once while I was on Barrack Hill in Cork, I saw all these people coming down in blue hats.”
EU soldiers, that is.
Barrett will be spending her time at the podium talking about palmistry and how our lives are already planned out ahead of us and stamped in the center of our hands.
“I give a lecture every year in UCD to the psychiatry department. A lot of my family are psychiatrists. Every year, it’s the biggest audience in the college,” she said.
“I am supposed to be an expert in palmistry, but you have to be able to talk about it in a scientific way because these are psychiatrists.”
As Barrett explains it, before you are conceived you dream for four days. And in those four days you see your life stretch out before you. And before you are born, those dreams are imprinted on the palm of your hand. Those lines and markings on your hand dictate the course your life will take.
Princess Diana, for example, whom Barrett predicted would die young, had a very short life line. Barrett saw this on the day of the royal wedding, when Diana raised her hand to wave at the people who lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the new princess. President Obama too, she warns, has a short lifeline.
Barrett is Ireland’s most-high witch, and she has been a witch since she was born. In fact, she describes herself as “a hereditary witch. My grandaunt was a witch – it came down through my father’s side of the family.”
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