I was never drawn to the SpOOky side of the Occult. I’m not a thrill seeker. However along the path of my studies and magickal practice I have educated myself on the nature of ghosts and haunting.
What you may learn from any ghost hunting show is usually no more than you will learn from the movie “Ghostbusters”.
Scene from “Ghostbusters” where Dana Barrett is explaining the creature in her refrigerator:
You know, Peter, this could be a past life
experience intruding on the present.
Or even a race memory, stored in the
collective unconscious. And I wouldn’t rule
out clairvoyance or telepathic contact either.”
All that is true- past life memories can be so real and tangible that they can be misinterpreted as “being haunted”. The collective unconscious as coined by Dr. Carl Jung is less of a likely scenario due to the fact that the nature of these experiences are usually unnoticeable or un-cognitive. Clairvoyance or telepathic communication are very likely in Dana Barrett’s case. However as we find out later in the movie Dana was visited by an ancient God energy.
” Are you troubled by strange noises in the
night? Do you experience feelings of dread
in your basement or attic? Have you or your
family actually seen a spook, specter or
ghost? If the answer is yes, then don’t
wait another minute. Just pick up the phone
and call the professionals — Ghostbusters.”
If you have seen a ghost with your eyes while in a state of awake consciousness- you are psychic. Ghosts do not exist on the third dimension of reality. Your body and 5 traditional senses cannot see or sense anything outside the physical 3rd dimensional realm. In order to know, see or sense beyond the traditional 5 senses you must shift your consciousness to a higher vibration, that of the 4th or 5th dimensions. Your eyeballs do not see ghosts or energy- your pineal gland or third eye is the eye that sees.
This is why I find ghost hunting shows so silly. They are looking with their eyes and not so great equipment based on the laws of the 3rd dimensional physical world. The very thing they are “hunting” is on the astral realm. Sure sometimes the equipment will pick up some static from the other side, possibly just psychic noise coming from the ghost hunters themselves. Adrenalin and a co-creative imagination can create spooks out of nothing at all.
In cases where ghost are actually moving things or touching people I hypothesize the “ghost” is drawing off the over abundant usually repressed psychic energy of someone in the environment. I personally have been touched by Angels and Spirit Guides, but nothing I would call a ghost. I do not know for a fact that ghosts can touch us or move things about, I’ve never experienced it. There was a scary movie in the 1980’s entitled “Entity” where a woman is repeatedly brutalized by a ghost, they claim it was based on a true story. I believe when people say the ghost is in your head- they are usually right, since you cannot see it with your eyes- you are experiencing it in your mind, not your physical reality.
I feel most of us are safe from ghosts, and may interpret our spirit guides as being ghosts because we do not know the distinction. The thing that creeps you out at the foot of your bed could be a guardian Angel watching over you as you sleep. The wispy energy you see in the hallway could be blessings sent to you by an ascended master. In our society we are taught to see the spOOky element before we would ever look for the Magickal or Miraculous.
This brings me to another point. Spooky vs Miraculous.
Personally as a channel of higher energies I have had the experience of channeling a loved one who had passed on. Sometimes at the nightclub “Jillians” I would be reading a client and their grandparent or parent would come through with all kinds of advice for them. Sometimes talking to the dead was unavoidable, they could be very insistent.
In each reading I do I open my self the energies of the ascended masters such as Jesus and Buddha for example. I am a psychic and spiritual guide because I have a deep and abiding love for the All/One or God. Channeling ascended masters to help others is very exciting and rewarding!
As a psychic I can choose to channel your lost loved one- but why would I ask a “normal person” to help you when I could ask someone who knows how to guide you to actual bliss? Uncle Fred will never be able to tell you the secrets of life, or the nature of the universe, or how loved you are by all you know. The real help and healing comes from higher sources of Light and unimaginable manifestations of Love.
This is why I do not understand mediums and channels that only speak to the dead. The “telephone” line to the dead and the line to Jesus are the same, just dial another number :). Channeling an intelligent energy such as Buddha or my spiritual guide Hermes brings healing to both myself and the client, a deeper understanding as well as profound insights.
The next time you go to a channel or a medium ask for the star treatment, ask for an ascended master, higher self or guardian angel. If the dead really must speak with you, they will come in your dreams.
I hope we are feeling less spOOky now and a little more sunshiny.
On a personal note I am aware of the Irony of being self labeled “Gothic” and not fascinated by the spOOky….
Hermes told me once:
“It’s a mystery wrapped in a riddle with a fiddle in the middle ;)”
You could certainly see your enthusiasm in the work you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe. Always go after your heart.