November 28, 2004

Sandra’s Advice ; IRELAND’s PSYCHIC QUEEN Sandra Ramdhanie is a Psychic Consultant, Paranormal Author and Researcher. She Has Helped Probe Some of Ireland’s Most Baffling Cases of Supernatural Events


Doom threat letters cause no real harm

CHAIN letters have been making the rounds for years now, often causing stress and fear to the recipients by threatening disaster to those who do not send them on.

If one arrives to your home my advice is to just throw it in the bin.

Chain emails with "ghost photos" are a new internet phenomenon, I found one, containing the picture above, circulating recently.

The text of the letter read: "The picture was taken in one of the rooms of Our Lady Of Charity hospital in Toluca, Mexico, while one of the patients was asleep.

"The patient had been involved in a multiple car accident and the lady under the bed was the only one person who died in the same accident.

"Her body was taken to the morgue, then the patient's brother captured this image with his own camera.

"The picture has been seen around the world and has been authenticated by the research centre in Chicago, Illinois.

"It is said that when you receive this image and do not send it to at least five people, the woman will look for you during the night to collect your soul.

"People in Laredo, Texas, received this image and did not send it and were killed outside a bar; it looked as if this woman killed them.

"Send it to five people or the woman will look for you."

Photos like this are easily put together using double exposure or computer manipulation.

In short, they are fakes and they - and indeed chain letters of any kind - cannot "curse" or exercise any magical power over their recipients.

And whoever concocted this particular chain letter was very lazy... They even stole the photo from a 2003 horror movie made in Thailand, called The Unborn or The Mother.

Untangle yoga

Dear Sandra,

I NOTICE that you recommend yoga a lot.

I decided to try it out, but there are so many different classes. Can you tell me what the differ-ences are?

Michelle, Sandyford.

Dear Michelle

HERE is a quick guide to the most popular types of yoga that may be right for you.

HATHA yoga is based on breathing techniques and can encompass many of the physical types of yoga.

It is a good starting point as it tends to be slow-paced and gentle, a good introduction to the basic yoga poses.

VINYASA means breath-synchronized movement, and tends to be more vigorous.

A series of poses called Sun Salutations are used in which movement is matched to the breath.

This warms up the body for more intense stretch-ing which is done at the end of class.

ASHTANGA, which means eight limbs in Sanskrit, is a fast-paced, intense style of yoga practice which uses a set series of poses always performed, always in the same order.

Ashtanga practice is very physically demand-ing, because of the constant movement from one pose to the next.

Ashtanga is also the inspiration for what is often called Power Yoga.

IYENGAR practice usually emphasises holding poses over long periods of time and encourages the use of props, such as yoga blankets, blocks and straps in order to bring the body into alignment.

KUNDALINI uses rapid, repetitive movements rather than holding poses for a long time, and the teacher will often lead the class in call and response chanting.

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IN THE HOT SEAT: Condoleeza Rice

US controller hides a fear

Name: Condoleeza Rice

Profession: Secretary of State, U.S.A.

Date of Birth: November 14, 1954

Star sign: Scorpio

MS RICE'S chart shows she was born to be a public figure.

First House Mars rules her Sun, revealing that she has felt intense pressure to rise from the depths of the 1950's south to be powerful and respected for her beliefs (Mercury in 9th) and writings, and she truly seems to be the "power behind the throne".

She has a singular sense of purpose and needs total control.This can easily turn to ruthlessness and aggression when she is challenged.

She can eloquently express ideas that President Bush is incapable of, and is one of the most powerful advocates of the controversial Bush doctrine of pre-emptive action against countries thought to be a threat the USA.

Her fear of failure is a dangerous weakness, as the dark side of Scorpio and Mars have a sinister square to Saturn. When the time comes, I feel she will be unwilling to take the blame for the carnage and atrocities of the American troops.

She is an extremely clever and powerful woman who has her sights firmly set on becoming America's first female president.

Her intimate relationship with George Bush will eventually become public knowledge which may prove an obstacle to her political aspirations.