LISA LEE HARP WAUGH Is a necromancer in the 21st century. She is
by what may call a real conduit to the world of the dead. She dressers
in ceremonial robes, draws magical circles on the floor and commands
spirits from Heaven, Hell and all places in between to appear before
her and communicate with the living. As a teenager she studied heavily
The Black Arts by Richard Cavendish and The Grand Grimoire by A.E
Waite, the Malleus Maleficarum and anything she could get her hands
on by the great by Eliphas Levi, John Dee and the great beast, Aleister
professional Necromancer and founder of the Sorcerers Guild of greater
Houston, Texas. Waugh has been practicing and conducting rituals for
many paranormal investigators for over 20 years. Waugh also paints
many spiritual and common murals and lives in a small Texas town with
her three dogs. She also over the years makes ceremonial candles and
is active in ghost hunting in the deep South. Summoning the dead to
communicate with the living is a natural daily occurrence for Waugh.
"I have been doing this since I was a child." " When
I lived in Galveston, Texas about 15 years ago, I was introduced to
the ancient rights of ceremonial Necromancy as a ritual by a great
shaman called Freebird, and because of him and his diligence to the
art, I still practice it until this day." "However, if a
spirit has something vital to impart to you, they will call upon you,
not vice-versa and no ritual is needed".
then Got involved with the local Hoodoo Voodoo's of the area and new
doors where opened to her concerning communicating with the dead.
was baptized and trained in the secret dark religion by Bianca The
Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. Waugh lived in New Orleans for 3 years
until she learned all about spells, hex's and how to hoodoo voodoo
people as she says.
also owned and managed the fantastic Candle Making Company in Galveston,
Texas for many years that catered to the eclectic patrons taste of
many of the states visitors and just curious. She then moved to Houston's
Famous Vodoun area 5th ward. This now where she resides to this day.
Her home today is a testimony to Necromancy and her new found religion
of Voodoo Hoodoo.
practitioners such as Waugh conducts, and entails respect and reverence
not only for the spirits of the dead, but for the spirits of Hell,
Heaven and all places in between. Waugh has a large home one room
she has painted black where she calls the good spirits. Another painted
all black where she calls the infernal spirits.
is often compared today in her facial features and many similar practices
as being a modern Dr. John Dee. He of course was one of the most fascinating
characters of the Elizabethan period just as Waugh is recognized as
such in modern times. The events of Dee's life are filled with science,
experiments, astrology and mathematics which he aligned with magic,
the supernatural and alchemy! All of which is Waugh's personal passion
and driven honest beliefs. These are also stead fast traditions she
does and true in practicing openly. A few of her select followers
say she is the actual reincarnation of John Dee. Waugh also practices
astrology, and is very continuously studying the Black Arts.
a real big hearted Texas gal does not comment on any of this privately
or publicly ... for she is humble in her paranormal studies and research
to the core. Gina Lanier a close friend of her's relates: "Waugh
is a very outgoing friendly, charming and a downright loveable person,
and gets along equally well with the living and the dead." Lanier
and Waugh once investigated a real Haunted Texas Federal Prison together
for close to two years in the early 1990's and had many startling
paranormal adventures while there.
Lee Harp Waugh's accomplishments have been achieved through hard work,
persistence, and a goal-oriented attitude required to overcome obstacles
and reach difficult goals. Waugh shares her approach to communicating
with the dead's success in this motivational performance that's sure
to inspire Paranormal Investigators to excel in their life.
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20 QUESTIONS with Lisa Lee Harp Waugh
1. Where do you see communicating with the dead in 10 years?
CONSIDERING THAT BACK IN THE 1960'S, EVERYONE THOUGHT THAT PEOPLE
NOW WOULD BE TRAVELING AROUND WITH JET PACKS, AND HAVE PERSONAL ROBOTS
DOING THEIR EVERY WISH, I HAVEN'T A CLUE. BUT WITH ALL THE NEW TECHNOLOGY
COMING OUT, I WOULD HOPE THAT THIS FIELD WOULD HAVE A VERY POSTIVE
FUTURE AND JUMPED TO GREAT LENGTHS THAN PRESENT. i THINK SOON EVERYONES
CELL PHONE WILL RING AND IT WILL BE A REAL GHOST ON THE OTHER END.
I ALSO SEE NECROMANCY BEC0MING A STRONGER PART OF PARANORMAL INVESTIGATING.
2. What would you personally consider to be the definitive proof
that ghosts are real?
ARE YOU BORN? DO YOU DIE? DO YO BELIEVE THAT THIS IS THE ONLY REALM
OF LIFE? I DO NOT. I WOULD THINK THAT MY LIFE WOULD NOT BE JUST FOR
HERE ON THIS EARTH. I THINK I HAVE MUCH MORE TO DO AND I HAVE SOMEWHERE
ELSE TO GO FROM HERE. WE ALL MAKE A "DENT" WHILE WE ARE
EARTH BOUND. SOME OF US, CAN'T LET GO AND GET OFF AT THE NEXT BUS
STOP. IT IS UP TO US TO HELP THEM JUMP OFF, TAKE THAT LEAP, SO THEY
CAN GO ON AND ACCOMPLISH THEIR NEXT DUTIES.
3. What is the most real evidence you personally have uncovered so
WELL, SITTING , LET'S SAY, IN THE AIRPORT, HAVEING A CONVERSATION
WITH SOME ONE ABOUT A BOOK I AM READING, ECT. AND REALIZE PEOPLE ARE
STAREING AT ME, AND THEN SEEING THAT THE PERSON I WAS TALKING TO IS
NOT THERE. OR, A CONFEDERATE OFFICER IN UNIFORM, ASKING ME TO HELP
THEM FIND THEIR HURT BUDDIE. OR MY GREATGRANDMOTHER STANDING IN THE
KITCHEN COOKING. THOSE ARE SOME OF MY DAILY EXPERIENCES. NO BIGGIE
FOR ME. I PERSONALLY HAVE NEVER COME ACROSS A EVIL SPIRIT. ONLY HELPLESS,
EARTH BOUND ONES, THAT EITHER CRY OUT FOR HELP, OR ACTUALLY THINK
THEY ARE STILL ONE OF US, AND HAVE NO CLUE THAT THEY HAVE PASSED ON.
4. Are you skeptical of the claims other make of their findings?
YES. THERE ARE SOME MONEY HUNGRY PEOPLE OUT IN THIS WORLD, THAT WILL
SAY ANYTHING, OR DO ANYTHING. YOU HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL. ESPECIALLY
IF YOU HAVE JUST LOST A LOVED ONE, AND THINK SOMEONE CAN JUST CALL
THEM UP OUT OF THE BLUE. IT DOESN'T WORK LIKE THAT. SOME SPIRITS HAVE
GONE ON TO THEIR NEXT LIVES, AND DO NOT EVEN WANT TO BE HERE AND COMMUNICATE
WITH THE LIVING.
5. If you could investigate your "Dream Haunted Hot Spot"
where would it be?
ANYWHERE IN GERMANY, TO ALL THE NAZI CONSENTRATION CAMPS AND OF COURSE
OWENSBORO KENTUCKY'S www.hauntsofowensboro.com
MANY VERY HAUNTED LOCATIONS WITH DAVID WOLFE II.
6. What was your first Paranormal encounter?
I GUESS I WAS ABOUT 4 YEARS OLD OR 5, SITTING OUTSIDE DIGGING IN
THE YARD. A LITTLE GIRL WAS PLAYING WITH ME, WE WERE HAVEING A GOOD
TIME. HER NAME WAS SARAH.AND MY LITTLE DOG THAT I HAD WAS HAVEING
A FIT, BARKING AND GROWLING. MY MOTHER CAME OUTSIDE AND ASKED ME WHAT
WAS WRONG. I SAID THAT ME AND SARAH WERE PLAYING AND TIP, MY DOG WOULDN'T
LEAVE US ALONE. MY MOTHER SAID, THERE IS NO LITTLE GIRL HERE, AND
SURE ENOUGH, THERE WAS NO SARAH THERE. JUST MY DOG. AND FROM THAT
DAY ON, I SAW PEOPLE THAT WERE NOT THERE, AND TALKED TO THEM.
7. What scares you about Ghost Hunting or Paranormal Investigations?
LIKE I HAVE SAID BEFORE, I HAVE NEVER MET A EVIL SPIRIT. I DO NOT
BELIEVE IN EVIL SPIRITS. I THINK, AS THE GREAT GINA LANIER THINKS,
THAT IF YOU HAVE A MENTAL PROBLEM HERE ON EARTH, YOU CAN CARRY IT
ON TO THE OTHER SIDE. OR IF YOU ARE A MEAN PERSON HERE, YOU CAN BE
MEAN THERE ALSO. AND I CAME ACROSS A VERY VENGEFUL SPIRIT ONE TIME.
IT WAS A WOMAN THAT DIED, AND HER HUSBAND HAD REMARRIED. IN LIFE,
SHE HAD BEEN A VERY JEALOUS PERSON. WELL, THAT CARRIED ON. SHE WAS
DOING EVERYTHING SHE COULD TO MAKE HIS AND HIS NEW WIFE'S LIFE MISERABLE.
AND SHE WAS DOING A GOOD JOB!!! THEY WERE ALMOST TO THE POINT OF DIVORCE,
DID NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS HAPPENING . WE ALL THREE OF US, HAD TO
HELP HER UNDERSTAND THAT SHE HAD OTHER THINGS TO DO, TO GET OFF AT
HER NEXT BUS STOP.
8. If you could work side by side with one of the Paranormal Investigator
greats, who would it be?
JOHN DEE, FROM THE PAST, AND GINA LANIER FROM THE PRESENT www.ginalanier.com.
9. Read any good Paranormal Books lately?
I AM SORRY TO SAY, I HAVE NOT HAD THE TIME TO DO ANY GOOD SIT DOWN
READING LATELY AlTHOUGH I WOULD LIKE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE ORGINAL
SANTERIA RELIGION AND REAL NEW ORLEANS VOODOO AND HOODOO. THE LAST
BOOK I JUST FINISHED A WEEK AGO WAS THE SACRED BOOK OF ABRAMELIN.
The Book of Abramelin tells the story of an Egyptian mage named Abramelin,
or Abra-Melin, who teaches a system of magic to Abraham of Worms,
a German Jew presumed to have lived from c.1362 - c.1458. The magic
described in the book was to find new life in the 19th and 20th centuries
thanks to Mathers' translation,
The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage, its import
within the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and later within the
mystical system of Thelema (adapted from the philosophy of François
Rabelais in 1904 by Aleister Crowley). Unfortunately, Mathers used
the least-reliable manuscript copy as the basis for his translation
and his translation contains many errors and omissions. The later
English translation by Georg Dehn and Steven Guth, based on the
earliest and most complete sources, is more scholarly and comprehensive.
Dehn attributed authorship of The Book of Abramelin to Rabbi Yaakov
Moelin ; ca. 1365–1427), a German Jewish Talmudist.
The text describes an elaborate ritual whose purpose
is to obtain the "knowledge and conversation" of the magician's
"Holy Guardian Angel." The preparations are elaborate,
difficult, and long. All of the German texts describe a duration
for the operation of eighteen months before any divine contact is
known. In the Mathers translation, the initial phase of working
the system lasts only six months.
During the period of the work, the magician must daily pray before
sunrise and again at sunset. During this preparatory phase, there
are many restrictions: chastity must be observed, alcoholic beverages
refused, and the magician must conduct his business with scrupulous
After the preparatory phase has been successfully completed, the
magician's guardian angel will appear to reveal to the magician
magical secrets. Once this is accomplished, the magician must evoke
the 12 Kings and Dukes of Hell (Lucifer, Satan, Leviathan, etc)
and bind them. Thereby, the magician gains command of them and removes
their negative influence from his life. Further, these spirits must
deliver a number of familiar spirits (four principle familiars,
and several more associated with a set of magickal word-square talismans
provided in the Abramelin's Book Four).
The magical goals for which the demons can be employed are typical
of those found in grimoires: the practitioner is promised the ability
to find buried treasure, cast love charms, the ability of magical
flight, and the secret of invisibility- to list a small number of
Magic squares feature prominently in the instructions for carrying
out these operations, as does a recipe for an anointing oil (taken
from Exodus 30), popularly used by ceremonial magicians under the
name "Abramelin Oil". There are also several further tools
- such as a holy Lamp, a Wand made of an almond branch, a recipe
for incense known today as "Abramelin Incense" (also taken
from Exodus 30), various Robes, a square or seven-sided plate of
silver or (bees) wax, etc.
Because the work involves evocation of demons, the Abramelin operation
has been compared to Goetic magic, especially by European scholars.
However, the text's primary focus is upon the invocation of the
guardian angel, and modern works on the subject tend to focus upon
this aspect as well.
Since the time of Mathers' translation, The Book of the Sacred
Magic of Abramelin the Mage has remained popular among English-speaking
ceremonial magicians and occultists interested in Hermetic Qabalah,
Christian Kabbalah and grimoires. A paperback reprint during the
renewed rise of interest in hermeticism during the 1970s placed
the book before a new generation of readers, and one offshoot of
this was that a number of people, both within and without the Thelemic
and Golden Dawn communities, claimed to have either undertaken the
Abramelin operation in toto or to have successfully experimented
with the magic squares and Abramelin oil formula found in the text.
There are several important differences between the original manuscripts
and Mathers' edition. First, one of the four books was missing entirely
from the French manuscript with which he worked. Second, Mathers
gave the duration of the operation as six months, whereas all other
sources specify eighteen months. Third, possibly due to a mistranslation,
Mathers changed one of the ingredients within the recipe for Abramelin
oil, specifying galangal instead of the original herb calamus. The
oil in the German manuscript sources also contains cassia and is
nearly identical to the biblical recipe for Holy anointing oil.
The differences between the recipes cause several notable changes
in the oil's characteristics, including edibility, fragrance, dermal
sensation, and spiritual symbolism. Fourth, there are 242 word squares
in Mathers' translation, while the original German has 251. Most
of the squares in Mathers are not completely filled in, and those
that are differ markedly from the German sources.
A German translation, credited to Abraham of Worms and edited by
Georg Dehn, was published in 2001 by Edition Araki. In the Dehn
version, the fourth book is included and Mathers' galangal substitution
is reverted back to calamus (though not in the English translation
— see Abramelin Oil). All 251 of the word squares are completely
filled in. An English translation of Dehn's edition was published
2006 by the American publisher Nicholas Hays.
10. What Question do people ask you most when you tell them your
a paranormal investigator,or Necromancer?
FOR ONE, I DO NOT TELL PEOPLE WHAT I CAN DO WITH A CERIMONAL RITUAL
TO CONTACT THE DEAD IN PLAIN CONVERSATION. BECAUSE FOR ON , THEY ALL
WANT ME TO TALK TO A RELATIVE, RIGHT THEN. IT DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY
WITH ME. I CANNOT CALL A SPIRIT BY COMMAND THAT DOES NOT WANT TO COME.
THEY COME TO ME, UNCALLED BY NAME OR IDENITTY, MOST OF THE TIME I
CAN SOMETIMES CONJURE SPIRITS UP, BUT IT MIGHT NOT BE WHO THAT PERSON
WANTS TO TALK TO AT THE TIME, AND MOST PEOPLE DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS.
THEY THINK YOU ARE A FRAUD IF GRRANDMA OR A DECEASED FRIEND OR FAMILY
MEMBER DOES NOT SHOW UP.
OFTEN WHEN I TELL STRANGERS THAT I AM A NECROMANCER THEY SAY THINGS
LIKE "OH, I THOUGHT YOU COULD TALK TO DEAD PEOPLE?" SO I
HAVE LEARNED IN MY LIFE, NOT TO PRESS MY BELIEFS ON PEOPLE, NOT TO
BE BOASTFUL ABOUT WHAT I CAN OR DO SO DO.
AND MOST OF ALL I AM NOT, NOR I HAVE EVER BEEN A PRACTICING WITCH
A MEDIUM A PSYCHIC OR A BONE CONJURER!
11. In your opinion, Where is the most Haunted city in America?
WELL, THERE ARE TO ME MANY: NEW ORLEANS, LA., GALVESTON, TEXAS www.ghosttoursofgalvestonisland.com,
OWENSBORO, KENTUCKY www.hauntsofowensboro.com
AND JEFFERSON, TEXAS. I WOULD LOVE TO JUST SIT DOWN WITH LONSESTAR
SPIRITS PETER HAVILAND www.lonestarspirits.org
AND DISCUSS MY MANY ENCOUNTERS WITH GHOSTS AND PARANNORMALFINDINGS.
I THINK I WOULD OPEN UP A WHOLE NEW HAUNTED CAN OF WORMS FOR HIM.
12. Do you feel more people should get involved with Ghost hunting
or Paranormal Investigation or necromancy?
ONLY IF THEY HAVE A REAL GIFT. NECROMANCY IS A TYPE OF SEANCE. THE
SPIRIT IS CALLED WITH INVOKING RITUALS IT IS THEN QUESTIONED THEN
ASKED TO DEPART. FOLLOWED WITH A BANISHING RITUAL TO MAKE SURE IT
HAS PASSED ON TO THE OTHER SIDE. ALSO YOU CAN CALL UP DEVIL'S ANGELS,
DEMONS AND ELEMENTAL ENTITIES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN BORN. THE TRADITION
GOES BACK MANY CENTURIES.
SEE: Necromancy --- Rituals to contact the Spirits
13. What does the future hold for you?
WHO KNOWS THE ANSWER TO THAT? I SHOULD HOPE ONLY GOOD THINGS. I PLAN
SOME DAY TO WRITE A BOOK AND SELL MORE OF MY SPIRITUAL PAINTING TO
THE PUBLIC. I HOPE TO DO MORE CONVENTIONS CONFERENCES AND MORE GHOST
HUNTING AND NECROMANTIC RITUALS.
14. Paranormal Conventions do you see them growing?
MORE THAN LIKELY, BUT I DO NOT ATTEND THEM ANY LONGER. MY RESEARCH
AND SCHEDULE KEEP ME VERY BUSY. BUT I SUGGEST EVERYONE SHOULD ATTEND
AT LEAST ONE OR TWO A YEAR. AND OF COURSE ANYONE THAT TROY TAYLOR,
JEFF BELENGER OR JOHN ZAFFIS AND KEITH AGE AND GREG MYERS ARE IN ATTENDENCE.
I WANT TO MEET THESE PEOPLE PERSONALLY AND COMPARE NOTES.
15. What is your most favored tool of the trade?
COMPLETE AND TOTAL SILENCE. I KNOW THAT SOUNDS FUNNY, BUT THAT HELPS
ME THE MOST. I PERFORM NECROMANTIC RITUALS AND SILENCE IS THE KEY
ALSO MY WHITE CERIMONAL NECROMANTIC ROBE, MY SWORD AND MY SHEW STONE
(a stone used for scrying)M AND MY THURBAL
16. Tell us about your best moment in investigating or conference
attending for you?
WHEN I FEEL A SPIRIT GO ON TO WHERE THEY NEED TO GO, AND I SEE THEIR
FAMILY MEMBERS UNDERSTAND THAT THEY HAVE GONE TO A BETTER PLACE.
17. What is the hardest part about being paranormal investigator?
THE CONSTANT FEAR THAT I WILL DO SOMETHING WRONG, THAT I WILL SAY
THE WRONG THING TO A SPIRIT AND THEY WILL NOT GO WHERE THEY NEED TO
GO, THAT THEY GET "STUCK". REMEBER SPIRITS GHOSTS AND ENTITIES
ARE OFTEN NOT DECERNABLE WHEN MAKING RANDOM REQUEST TO THE OTHER WORLD.
18. How do you document your investigations?
FOR THE EARLY YEARS, I DIDN'T. NOW, I HAVE JOURNALS, AND THE GOOD
OLD COMPUTER TO DOCUMENT FOR ME.
19. Have you ever taken a ghost Tour? And what did you not like about
YES, IN NEW ORLEANS AND IN GALVESTON. LOVED BOTH OF THEM. WHAT i
DON'T LIKE IS THE EGO OR ARROGANCE OF A FEW TOUR GUIDES. tHEY COME
ACROSS LIKE THEY KNOW EVERYTHING AND THEIR WORD IS LAW. OH AND PERSONALLY
RECCOMEND DASH BEARDSLEY'S GHOST TOUR OF GALVESTON ISLAND www.ghosttoursofgalvestonisland.com.
HE IS A GREAT FRIEND TO MANY, A MENTOR AND FANTASTIC TALENTED MUSICIAN
AND I HAVE REPEATEDLY TAKEN HIS GHOST TOUR WITH HIM AND SPOKEN TO
HIM IN LENGHT CONCERNING GALVESTONS' MANY HAUNTED LOCATIONS.
20. What in the field of ghost hunting and Paranormal Investigating
needs the most attention?
TRUTH, AND THE JOURNEY FOR THAT TRUTH.
AND ALSO, THAT SOME THINGS CANNOT BE EXPLAINED, AND IT IS NOT OUR
JOB TO EXPLAIN THEM.