After taking a glance through the pages in Paranormal Studies and The Gray Area, I have discovered that quite a few people seem plagued by spirits of
some sort, but very few seem to offer anything like practical advice for the novice.
If you find yourself confronted with a discorporeal spirit, I have a few suggestions for you which have been useful in my numerous and varied
1. The White Light Meditation
There are many variations on this meditation, but the easiest one and the one I use most frequently goes as follows.
a. Sit in a position which will not vex or distract you
b. Close your eyes and visualize yourself as a ball of light. From that ball of light, imagine a thin, diamond-strong string of light to the vast
glowing love-energy of the cosmos. Know that this source of light is inextinguishable and within you always. Absorb those facts and contemplate them
for a few moments.
c. Visualize the light around you growing in volume, knowing that the light comes from the loving cosmos around you, and know that it will protect you
and those around you. Fill up your entire home and grounds with that light. Allow yourself to observe that the light has indeed filled every corner of
d. gently bring yourself out of the meditation. focus on your breathing or something.
2. Don't play with tarot cards or ouija or whatever kind of nonsense the kids are getting up to these days. You're a novice, you can only do stupid
3. Smudging! Smudging is a lovely practice, the term appropriated by new age white people from various native cultures of the American southwest.
However, the principle has shown up in various cultures around the world, including a rather comical incident in the Book of Tobit, an apocryphal
The principle of smudging is that the practitioner burns some fine or foul smelling item or concoction which produces immense amounts of smoke, which
spirits apparently hate for some reason. Really, they hate that the intention to have them leave has suddenly spread to every single square inch of
habitable space in the area.
Many people enjoy using sage for smudging. I like white sage with cedar woven in, because it smells super nice and burns well. However, to be frank,
you could wear a sock for a week, wrap it around a stick, and burn it and achieve the same effect with the right intention, which is to banish the
f*** out of everything but you, your family, your pets, and your guardian spirits, whoever they may be. So, yknow. Smudging.
Anything more advanced than that requires the consultation of a professional in the spooky arts. Good luck, and have a safe October.
12-10-2016 by swords because: (no reason given)