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MORE ON POSSESSION

“Nothing in the world is beyond knowing”, Huangdi Neijing (the Classic of Internal Medicine).

I’m not sure if what I believe I know merits being placed in the public arena, however that is what I am doing and the reason for that is because in my work over the last few years, the number of people I have found to be suffering from what is named “possession” in the pages that follow, works out at an average 60% and many, if not all, have found relief on being “cleared”. I claim to know no more nor less than the next man or woman, the only difference being that I have spent more time than most on this subject, both in extensive studying, contemplation and research as well as in the practical work of exorcism, space-clearing and investigation.

In a post concerning spirits, for that is the handle I will use for this phenomena, it would be a good idea to be on the same page, so we can share the same appreciation.

What do we know or understand about life and death?

This is the crux of the matter and there is little or no educational paradigm available to guide us in a practical manner. None of the mainstream religious systems can help very much, except by encouraging complete faith in some generally vague notions about what happens after death, or during our lifetime for that matter, all of which, I presume, is appealing for the average person, given the number of adherents to these credos, and so much the better if the faithful can find solace there. But if you want to find answers, whether satisfactory or not, you have to look outside the accepted paradigms and even then perhaps not all questions will be answered to anyone else’s enlightenment.

We do not know very much about what we cannot see – let alone what we can see! We construe that we exist in an environment of changing energy forms. We do know a little about kinetic energy or force, however concerning vital energy we are basically ignorant, partially because it is invisible but primarily due to the impossibility to differentiate the host of vital functions which operate behind the scenes. From what I can understand it seems that many ancient cultures maintained that vital energy is the basis of everything, hence the system of divinities governing these principles of energy.

Modern science would have us believe that there is no loss or gain in energy. The aim of such a theory appears to be part of a concerted effort to affirm the reality of the material world or its components, as a function of measurement and quantity. Irrespective of the veracity of this claim, there has never been any doubt, in any serious thinking person’s mind, that the material is not real, but no more so than the invisible energies that surround us, such as air, wind, gravity, magnetism, etc. Unfortunately, little effort is made investigating what finally could well amount to two thirds of the events making up what is actually happening in our world.

We blithely ignore the simple truth that our senses are only able to register a limited number of events, the foremost of which is movement. We never perceive the force or desire that set that movement in motion any more than the medium which allows the movement to come into action. Without those two components there would be no movement, yet we are seriously caught up in the business of “living”, or rather doing what we are told or believe living is all about, namely the physical.

What could be more normal in such material circumstances that we are not aware of what is happening around us on other planes?

So strong has human belief become that material reality is the only one, that we know little, if anything, about the mental and spiritual fields in which we evolve. It is an extraordinary day that one meets a person aware of how to proceed on the fall of the physical body, and what the individual soul needs to do with the residual energy from the physical plane once the next one is reached.

We are educated to believe, and we know, we are the most important thing in the world. But if and when your physical body drops, what happens to your all-important soul or mind? If the fall of the physical has been abrupt and if the soul refuses to accept the change, it can and might well panic, trying to find another host (physical body). Such an invasion is apparently only feasible if the host is unconscious, i.e. without their instinctive protective awareness to keep the invader out.

Wherever people lose their lives abruptly and other people are to be found unconscious, such as hospitals, battlefields, accident/disaster areas, the conditions are good. It is not the purpose here to relate my findings on the origin of where, when and how such possessions come about, and it is not my business. You will, however, have understood the immense possibilities for “possession” by now, or you stopped reading some time back!

The nature or personality of these disembodied souls remains much the same as in their original body but what happens when two souls co-habit depends entirely on which of the two or more resident souls dominates. The potential scene ranges from quiet co-habitation to schizophrenia, which leaves plenty of room for erratic behaviour between those extremes.

There is also the case of possession as a result of a person cursing another malevolently with the deliberate intention – because possible – of causing harm. This requires control by the former of a soul who is happy to perform tasks at the beck and call of the magician. There is no shortage of people who like to make others lives a misery but to acquire control over such an unhappy entity is beyond the scope of this short explanation. It is fraught with danger and consequences – for all concerned, and I speak from hard-learnt experience. Fortunately, such control is quite rare. The curse and the resulting damage, however, can be fatal, if not recognized as such, especially among people with less resistance, which might involve reasoning capacity, faith, categorical refusal (same thing as faith perhaps) or similar mindsets.

Not many people seem to know how to remedy such situations, even if recognised as such and, once more, the danger is great because these entities can be fierce and when sent back to the unfortunate victim a second time, the impact is invariably much stronger. That is why removing these beings to the light is irrevocable, they cannot come back in the same form nor in the same time-frame – I think!

Malevolent possession can be extremely uncomfortable for the person possessed, pushing them to depression, self-inflicted harm and suicide. One thing is certain, it is very real, it is not fictional, psychological or imaginary for the person living the experience. Of course, every case must be judged on its merits and hopefully, the necessary measures can be taken. As is often the case, the attitude of most religions depends very much on whom one approaches in the hierarchy and whether they are “qualified” to deal with problems of this nature. For some Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus I know, these are serious matters and require careful attention, most Christians take a rather limited view of possession and will do nothing to alleviate the situation unless convinced they are dealing with the devil. For those living with a possessed individual, life can be equally difficult.

Who or what is the cause of the suffering, matters little to my understanding, I am not working on the curser or the magician but the cursed. Is it possible to do something? The first question to ask is if the invading entity is happy to move on. Not to a place where they are in limbo, so to speak, but where they can evolve. Namely the soul world. Surprisingly, but logically enough when you think about it, most if not all, are content to have the opportunity to evolve and readily accept to move on. That is where I believe I can help and release the invading soul(s), having them move to a domain of light and hopefully return the possessed individual to their former self.

Release can also be ensured for what we know, amongst other names, as earth-bound souls, manes, poltergeists who hang out in places where they are not always welcome.

If the invading entity is randomly removed, without being given access to the light, there is a strong chance that the entity will either return to the host or spend a miserable existence, which to my mind needs to be avoided. The idea after all is one of compassion and relieving suffering

The conclusion of this is that protection is needed. According to my understanding of biomagnetism this can be achieved by strengthening the magnetic field of the individual. That may take the form of awareness and coherent thought against renewed invasion or it may assume a more powerful energetic form, an excellent solution being the Atlantis symbol in all its forms, so long as it is adequately designed.

Exorcism is not necessarily the end of the story, please remember awareness and protection are required.

The path that led to this stage of my work has drawn upon a large number of edifying and useful sources, practices and traditions, both from literature and hands-on experience, allowing at times that feeling for what is so necessary, namely, the combined intelligence of the head and heart leading to the intuitive perception. Those eclectic sources include, in alphabetical order: African (specifically Dogon and Nyanja-Chewa), alternative medicine (Bach, Hahnemann, Hauschka), American Indian, ancient Egyptian (Abbé Moreux, Schwaller de Lubicz, Lexa), Ayurveda, Babylonian (what we can gather), Bali, Celt, traditional Chinese medicine, Daoism, Druid, Easter Island, “energy-work” (Reich, Schauberger, Eeman, Westlake, Maby, Guyon Richards, Kilner), the French Knights Templar, Kabbalah and Merkabah, Kahuna, magnetism (Mesmer, von Reichenbach), psychic research (Flammarion), psychology (Jung, Richet), radiesthesia (Luzy, de la Foye, Skariatine, de Bélizal et al.), radionics, reiki, shamanism, shape and form (Jenny, Ghyka, Schwenk, Monod-Herzen, Fournier des Corats), spiritualism, Sumeria, Thai, Tibetan (Bon), Vedic sciences, arts and Vedanta (Shankara’s non-dualism).

Do we really know so little about life and its functioning that we cannot even today decide on when exactly a person is dead?

Before talking of death, it would be logical, if possible, to define what exactly it is that dies. Presumably something that has life, but saying that risks carrying us to the world of endless words, pure semantics.

Is it not possible to find a definition which can be shared and accepted by all? Even extrapolated to animals and plants, because not only are our existences so closely inter-related but we share a great many aspects? What is the common ground, shared by one and all? The lowest common denominator in life could be said to be existence, and one thing is certain, there is no such thing as non-existence, except from the material viewpoint. What is more, there are no two existences. Existence is unique and totally present.

What could be simpler than existence? Or, should be!

We all know that we exist, perhaps it is the only thing that we really know with the intensity both of our being and our reasoning capacity supplied by our five senses, however, from an early age that knowledge is modified by our cultural background. Generally, the truth and reality of existence is associated with the physical and from then on, very much contained to that aspect of our overall individual experience. So strong is the association between the physical entity and existence that we lose the ability to dissociate the two notions. As a result, death of the physical body naturally assumes a potentially cataclysmic proportion because that implies one or a combination of the following:

  1. the end of all that we know
  2. liberation of the soul to continue its evolution in a chain of existence
  3. extinction of the soul in a circle of existence

What happens next is conjecture and subject to individual belief which even if supported by doctrinal literature, we have absolutely no means to verify for ourselves. But, it will happen, for sure.

It has always struck me as surprising, to say the least, that the Tibetan form of Buddhism employs a well-developed, highly psychological text, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, for accompanying a dying person to their destination. The Buddha was quite adamant about man not having a soul, so, quite what is being guided can be more readily understood from the Bon tradition, which believes in spirits and a human soul. Buddhism is an immensely practical system, adapting to and incorporating local beliefs, but here too, unfortunately, there is no satisfactory explanation of how life and death all works, as it is brushed off as being transient and illusory. The other Book of the Dead, the Egyptian version, sometimes poetically translated into English, is too abstruse and remote from modern thought patterns to be of anything more than a subject of mystical rumination. Perhaps the Chinese, especially Daoism, has something to contribute to this paradox, but as is so often the case with esoteric observance of Chinese origin, the information is kept close to home and we remain in the dark. The Vedanta, to my total conviction, has the answer to why we are here and the immediate solution to existence, consciousness and happiness. Why then, you might reasonably ask, do you not get on with that and leave us in peace with our dead?

Because something happened along the way and a solution was apparently found to remedy the situation.

The consequence for us humans of this singular lack of information and guidance in matters of life and death is a very large blank, which we all deal with according to our own capacity. If we are honest with ourselves, the diapason of feeling when confronted with the phenomenon ranges from rejection to outright terror. It seems, however, that no one is left unaffected when we speak of death or related subjects.

The Hindu method of triangular corroboration (authoritative text, teacher’s instruction and personal experience) – surely the safest way to proceed, is unfortunately not possible here, lacking as we do the authoritative word of a recognized and well-tried literary source, albeit partially compensated by allusions found in texts ranging from the ancient to modern, but there is no human source worthy of credit on which to rely. So, we are left with personal experience backed by the odd text. A bit shaky, with only two legs to stand on, but here goes!

It is widely accepted that humans have something “more” than animals, but quite what that is remains unverified. Of course, we share protein as the active component in our bodies, as do plants for that matter, so that “something extra” is probably not to be found in that domain. A rather intriguing avenue of research opened to me some years ago as a result of using a “colour” system borrowed from a school of radiesthesia promoted by Enel. Using this colour scheme, it appears that all animals – without exception – share the green external colour (the internal colour is related to the state of health).

Does the answer to the difference lie in thought, magnetism, water? Because humans can be one of six external colours – white, violet, indigo, blue, green or black.

A big problem for the human mind is its frequent failure to differentiate the function of a mechanism for the mechanism itself. We have become so caught up in the belief of cause-effect that we are no longer able to discern the components. Just look at us. What is the cause of the body? Some would say the mind, we come into existence on the strength of a whole series of thought-waves (the functions) empowered by the spirit (energy) via the sense-organs, efferent and afferent nerves, cortex, etcetera, etcetera so we can live out our desires. So strong does the belief in the body having a reality of its own that we develop the conviction that the inert body instead of the thought impulses is what it is all about. In the same vein, we might be inclined to believe that because of association the mind is derived from the vital energy. Not so, this force allows the mind to operate – and everything else for that matter – but has no causal relation with it. Because of our incomplete education and arrogance due to our assuming the cause is the effect, we believe otherwise. It is true that it would be really neat and tidy to have such simple relations of cause and effect, but it simply does not correspond with what we know. When we sleep or are unconscious for whatever reason, the vital force continues to function in our body, allowing the flow of oxygen, blood and all the other bodily functions to continue.

Whatever, the fact seemingly remains that all these fields formed by energy-related activity interact constantly, and are nigh on impossible to monitor or measure cogently because the earth and everything on/in it create a flux, magnetic or otherwise, as does every ray coming from the sun, moon, stars, planets, the neighbour’s electric lawnmower, the computer screen … Where does one start any kind of measurement, and what would one make of it even if one could? The conclusions from such readings would in all probability be isolated and quite irrelevant to the total picture, which is going to change when you drink or eat something, depending where you are (in the tropics, or a temperate climate), the height of the sun in the sky, and so on. Whatever the magnetism is due to—the water component, the earth’s metallic makeup, electric current caused by rotational movement, or a combination of these or other factors—the electric current of the heart, the friction of our breathing, are ultimately of little importance. It is of relevance, however, that the calculated content of water on the surface of the earth, about 73 percent, is identical or close to that found in humans, whose physical aggregate consists of about 73 percent water (and 26 percent bacteria—98 percent of the dry stuff, according to recent physiological studies). I can’t help but wonder if water is indeed the primal force on our earth; even the Upanishads state that Prana (vital force) is made up of water. This introduces the intriguing notion that perhaps vital force requires a medium to “move,” and water is its preferred expression.

The Upanishads, those esoteric sections of the Vedas have a lot of thought-provoking info, not least being that the mind is not derived from Prana, and hence cannot merge in it. Breath or Prana is not the causal substance of mind. The relation of causality by an indirect process does not suffice to show that mind is really merged in Prana. Were it so, then mind would also be merged in earth, earth in water, breath in water. Nor is there on the alternative contemplated any proof of mind having originated from that water which has passed over into breath.

Therefore, mind cannot itself be merged in Prana. The function of the mind only is merged in Prana.

The plot thickens!

© Christopher Freeland, 2016