Interesting... I, too, at least think I experienced something seemingly intelligent, manipulative, and mean, without a visible body that could still
interact physically with the environment, sometimes. And it scared me badly. And it was different from a "ghost."
I have some weird ideas about it all that are likely ridiculous... but for what it's worth...
I am not religious in any traditional sense, but calling the thing a "demon" fits ... loosely, anyway. I don't know what it was, really, but it got me
thinking about spirituality... which was odd, if demons really were corrupting humans away from a God, etc.
The whole idea of good and bad teams behind the scenes strikes me as too simplistic... the more I learn, the more I know that this universe is
incredibly complex and holds information and lifeforms that would seem ludicrous to what we now think we know... and a good and bad spirit team just
falls short, especially when "good" and "bad" are so subjective... as in context and perception can turn around our understandings of what is good and
bad, and any God that may exist by definition holds "good" and "bad" in him.
Why these things react to religious symbols sometimes, then, is a puzzler... but they don't react to them all the time.
It could be we just don't have enough real info about what's going on to even make an educated guess at their ultimate nature and goals... but, some
have suggested that these spiritual beings might, ultimately, be constructs of the human mind, and these things are reliant upon our emotional and
intellectual attention to keep existing (and just because they originated from mental energy as "tulpas" doesn't mean they aren't real on some
Thus why "demons" make us think "angels" will save us from them, why rare odd religious miracles happen and why conflicting religions all have some
things that point to their validity... perhaps it's all a game to make us "worship" them and thus keep them alive with intentional energy. Maybe they
are cooperative to ensure each others existence?
Heck, maybe they have a life all their own, and just feed off of our energy... a vague notion touted by psychics supposedly "in-the-know."
It is far fetched and mostly unsupported by anything but whimsy and guesswork, but "spirits" do, indeed, seem to exist in some form. So maybe this
idea that they are mental constructs and need mental energy for life has some validity... maybe not!
Just my musings and it might change tomorrow...
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