Everything I did on my trip to Salem and if I would recommend it

Hi everyone! Last weekend I got back from my trip to Salem and I thought I would tell you all how it went. Firstly let me preface by saying I didn’t follow my itinerary that I wrote for you guys very well and we did pretty much everything in one day rather than two.

So the first thing we did in Salem was take their trolley tour. The trolley was good to have a ticket for if you wanted to use it to get around the city as well rather than walking. It cost $20 a person to get a ticket. It was a really good tour. The tour was an hour long. They talked about the history of Salem as a whole and not just the witch trials. As for whether or not I would recommend it I, personally, probably wouldn’t. I don’t think it was a total waste of money but as someone who was mostly interested in the witch trial history and as someone who ended up walking everywhere anyway it wasn’t totally worth it. However we did get a coupon to a little restaurant called Turners while we were on the trolley and the food at Turner’s was great (they also had a few non-seafood options).

After that I went to the witch dungeon museum. What they offered there was a reenactment of Sarah Good’s trial and then a recreated dungeon down in the basement that you were taken down to through a guided tour. I really enjoyed this spot. That acting was really good and all the words came from the recorded words from the trial. I also really enjoyed the tour itself and gave a lot of good information. I can’t remember exactly how much but I think it was around $11 to get in per person. I would definitely recommend this museum I thought it was a fun way to get new information.

After the witch dungeon museum we went to The Witch House. This is the house of Judge Jonathon Corwin. It was the original house furnished with things that belonged to the time period. It had a lot of cool information about various medicine practices, along with more information about the time period, the trials, and the home. It also cost somewhere around the $11 range to get in and see it. I would definitely recommend it as well as it didn’t just repeat the same stuff you already learned. It had a lot of new information to read about.

When we left the witch house we then went to the Witch History Museum. It was another museum that went over the history of the trials. They sat you down and set the mood and told you some info and then they took you to the museum part for a guided tour. It was good as well however I would only recommend going to this one if it is the only museum you’re going to. All of the museums pretty much told you the exact same things and it was just getting redundant by the time we finished this museum. If you’re going to the witch museum or the witch dungeon museum I would say you could skip this one. It was also around the $11 mark.

We also went to the Howard st cemetery, the old burying point cemetery, and the memorial. I would personally skip Howard st cemetery as there are no actual markers from anyone who passed during the trials there to my knowledge. However would 100% recommend the memorial and burying point cemetery. They are right beside each other and free to go to. The memorial is really beautiful and a really nice tribute to the victims of the trials.

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The following day we did a walking tour through Hocus Pocus tours which was probably my favourite information source that we had during the trip. It was an hour and a half and we walked around the city and they told us history about the city, about the trials, they told us murder mystery stories, and facts about the hocus pocus movie as well. It cost $17 a person and was definitely worth it. Would 100% recommend them.

As for shops I went to Hex Old World Witchery. It was a super cute place. I got a Tarot reading done there and a palm reading. It was alright. Got some good points and some other things that didn’t seem to click. I checked out the Covens Cottage which was just absolutely gorgeous. I checked out the Crow Haven Corner as it was the first metaphysical shop in salem. It was cute as well. There was some cool fortune telling happening in there. I also went in Angelica of the Angels. They offered to do Aura photography which I wish I had’ve had the opportunity to do. I also got my new tarot deck from there.

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That was my trip! I hope you enjoyed reading about it and getting some ideas of places you should visit while in the area. If you want to see more pictures and videos from my trip check out my youtube video The best places to visit in Salem Massachusetts. Make sure you check out my twitter so you can get notifications when I post here and upload videos to youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be!

My Salem Massachusetts 2 Day Trip Itinerary

So in the last week of June my partner and I will be going on a 10 day vacation and one of our stops is going to be 2 days in Salem. So I thought it would be fun if today I kind of post our itinerary and then the Wednesday after our trip I make a big post about what exactly we did, what we thought of each thing and then some pictures!

Also key to note that any prices I provide are in USD.

Day 1:

So day one will be spent absorbing all the knowledge I can get.

  • First stop will be the Salem witch museum.
    • For your knowledge the pricing is $13 for an adult, $11.50 for seniors, and $10 for kids 6-14. Presumably kids 5 and under are free.
  • Salem witch trials memorial is the second stop
    • I read online that one should do the museum first (as we plan to) to have more context. As long as you aren’t doing a tour this is free to my knowledge.
  • Charter st cemetery is third on the list
    • This cemetery is right beside the Salem witch trials memorial so it is a good spot to head to right after there
    • I would assume it is free as long as it isn’t a guided tour
  • The Howard st cemetery
    • This is said to be the cemetery that Giles Corey was pressed to death
    • And as the rest of the places of rest should be free

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Day 2:

Most of this day will be just appreciating the city for what it is a city. We’ll go and check out local stores and just see other none witchy sites. However if the day end up drawing out a bit I have a couple places we could go to check out.

  • The Witch House
  • Witch History Museum
    • I found the price at one point but can’t seem to find it again
    • I read that this museum focuses more on witchcraft rather than the trials.

One thing that we will be doing later on in the evening is going on a walking tour. The tour we are going to go on is by hocus pocus tours. I’ll leave a link here if you want to know more about it. However if you just want to know the price it is Adults: $17, Seniors (65 & up): $15, Military Service Members: $15, Students: $15, Children (Ages 5-12): $10. Prices change a bit in October.

So that is all for today’s post. Make sure you stay tuned so you can hear about how the trip went and what I think of the various locations. Have you been to Salem? Let me know if you think there’s place I should visit that I haven’t mentioned, along with any other thoughts or questions you may have. Make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications when I post and when I upload videos to youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be!

 

 

Starseed Alien Races: Andromedan

Hi everyone! Thanks for checking out my blog. We are going to be starting a new series here on the blog which has been inspired by my new interest in finding my soul origin and the various planets my soul has existed on. We are going to start this series off by discussing the very first place my soul existed (other then within the universal energy source) which is Andromeda. In this series we will talk about what makes each race different from each other and the various signs that your soul may be from that planet/system.

Firstly, when it comes to neighbouring galaxies these guys are them for us. The Andromeda galaxy is 2.5 million light years away from us here on earth. When it comes to galaxies that is pretty close. They also exist between the 3 and 12 dimensions. It is thought that there are approximately 200 million starseeds on earth and only one million of them or less are Andromedan. From what I’ve gathered so far they seem to have a lifespan of thousands of years.

When it comes to their appearance it varies just like it does here on earth. Some resemble humans, some have elongated cone heads, some are blue skinned humanoids, and some are a tall winged humanoids. The majority seem to be those of the blue skinned humanoids. They tend to be approximately 6.5 to 7.5 feet tall. As they age their blue skin tends to become lighter and whiter. You will also find them most often in the 5th dimensions.

They are thought to be capable of space travel, dimensional travel, and time travel. They are 6000 years ahead of us when it comes to technology and 40 000 years ahead of us spiritually. They are said to be direct descendants of the Lyrans. They create technology solely for education and knowledge. It is not used recreationally like it is here on earth. Their technology can also be used for defense as well as they do not have a military. They rely on scientists.

Signs you’re a starseed from Andromeda

I will now talk about the signs you may be one. I am not the best example of one as I find I connect more with a planet I was on at another time however if there are any examples I can link back to myself I will do so.

Sign #1 They love their freedom

This can manifest itself in many ways. You may find that you don’t like being tied down in a relationship or that you don’t like a routine.

For me I have a hard time with feeling this freedom in my work life. I don’t like being under authority or having people telling me how to do things. I look forward to the day that I can run my own business.

Sign #2 They love to travel

This one ties into loving freedom as well. Many Andromedan’s will feel an extreme wanderlust and travel will be something very important to their lifestyle.

However, for me, I do enjoy travel and travelling is something I want to do but it isn’t a necessity for me. It is just something that I think would be fun to do.

Sign #3 Freestyle living

It is very common for Andromedans to not enjoy committed monogamous relationships. Don’t be surprised if they are forever bachelors or perhaps in a polyamorous/open relationship. They are also just not a fan of having commitments or obligations in general. Due to this you may find they are often late to things.

This is not something I can relate to. My partner and I have a slightly more open relationship compared to the average couple however even if it weren’t the case I would still be content with our commitment and I am hardly ever late. Maybe these are things my life on other planets have influenced.

Sign #4 They are a great judge of character

They are nearly impossible to manipulate. They are very drama free and keep their emotions firmly protected. They are also very hard to be made feel guilty.

This is also another trait that does not ring true to me at least not so when I was a child. As a kid I was very easily manipulated and was on a regular bases (although I don’t think intentionally necessarily) and was in a constant state of guilt (often for things I shouldn’t have felt guilty for).

Sign #5 You ask the big questions

Andromedan starseeds are social evolutionists due to the fact that simply don’t understand how life here on earth works. Due to this they are always asking the big questions. Why do humans have to pay to live on their planet? Why do humans lack privacy? Why are they not invested in making education accessible to everyone?

This is one of the traits that I do resonate with. One of the biggest questions Andromedan starseeds have is why it costs money for humans to live on earth and that is a question that I think about on a regular basis. Earth economy and politics as a whole have always dumbfounded me.

Sign #6 You are artists, teachers, freelancers, and spiritualists

These are the most common career paths of an Andromedan starseed (along with working in a firm that may empower people). These beings are on earth to teach humanity what it feels like to be free.

For me I am a teacher. I am preschool teacher specifically. I hope to someday be able to teach in my own home where I am not governed by the rules of a boss.

Sign #7 You dream of living off the grid

You are probably the kind of person who wishes to live off in the middle of nowhere, collecting your own rainwater, and being totally dependent on yourself. So you may have a garden or a farm so you can provide for yourself. You try to live your life (or at least wish you could) as removed from the government as possible.

For me I am definitely interested in rural life (not totally off the grid however) and I do dream to have a garden and farm sufficient enough to take care of me and my future family.

Sign #8 You are an introvert

Andromdans tend to be introverted. They are thought to be quiet beings and like to stay out of the centre of attention.

This is another trait I align with. I am very introverted and much prefer to stay at home doing my own thing than go out and party or anything like that.

That is all for today’s post though. I hope you enjoyed and learned something new. Are you an Andromedan starseed or at least think you are? Let me know in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions you have. Make sure you follow me here and on twitter to get notifications when I post and when I upload videos to youtube. And until next time, Blessed Be!

Tarot Series~Minor Arcana: Knight of Wands

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When pulled upright it is about it being a great time to go and travel. You should feel charged with life and feel ready to go get things done. You are adventurous and can find something fun to do regardless of the situation. When you get this card prepare to be entertained. This card means there won’t be a dull moment. This card also suggests you want to get something important done. This card could also be saying you may be moving to a new home soon. If you are starting a new project you should do so with lots of enthusiasm and energy. Don’t go too crazy though, stay balanced and keep your goals realistic. And of course all actions have consequences so have a plan in place for those consequences. This card can also be about an event that you don’t expect to happen in the near future. If you pull the knight of wands with the eight of wands prepare for a lot of changes in your life. The knight of cards often represents a quick change (job, residence, etc).

When pulled in reverse this card is about being frustrated and experiencing a lot of delays. You may be feeling like you aren’t getting anywhere and are feeling angry about it. This card can also be about losing power. Due to over-compensating for this lose of power you may become negative and lose some self-esteem.

I thought a fun spread for today would be one about travel! So first I would pull the knight of wands out and meditate on it while thinking of travelling. The shuffle and pull the cards using your preferred method.

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Thanks for checking out today’s post! Let me know if he knight of wands has been calling you in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions you may have. Make sure to follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications on when I post and when I upload videos to youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be.