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If this were an isolated case, it would not be very important, but it is far from isolated. Some cases, in fact, have much worse consequences.
One of these is described in anguished, agonizing detail in Joe Fisher’s Hungry Ghosts. Fisher joined an amateur circle that met regularly to “channel” information from spirits. Initially skeptical, Fisher was soon won over by the information that came through. He and his friends became increasingly obsessed with the meetings, while the woman who ran the circle began to exercise an unhealthy degree of control over some group members, exploiting them and attempting to coerce them into sexual liaisons. As Fisher became convinced that he was in contact with a female spirit guide who’d been his lover in a previous lifetime, he lost interest in his real-life relationships, an attitude that led to the break-up of his marriage.
Eventually he went to Europe, intending to verify the information he’d been given. Instead, to his shock, he discovered that much of it was false. Shattered, he returned to America and shared his findings with the group – only to be met with hostility and denial. The group members were so caught up in their shared fantasy that they could not tolerate the intrusion of facts and evidence. Fisher left the group and eventually concluded that he had been victimized by what the Tibetan Book of the Dead calls pretas, or ‘hungry ghosts’ – malign spirits who deceive and corrupt their human interlocutors. He warns his readers to be wary of involvement in the supernatural, and on this note of caution the book ends.
But this was not the end of Joe Fisher’s story. He continued to obsess on his experience. Eleven years after the publication of Hungry Ghosts, he confided to a friend that he believed the spirits were out to get him for publicizing their activities. They would not leave him alone. In 2001, at age 53, he made his escape. He threw himself off a cliff, ending his life.
There are at least two ways of interpreting this bizarre story. Either Fisher became unhinged as a result of his participation in the séances, and eventually fell victim to his own paranoia; or he actually did come into contact with malevolent spirit entities, against which he had no protection.
Fisher wasn’t the only person in the medium’s circle to suffer psychological damage. Everyone in the group was affected to some extent.
HUNGRY GHOSTS: THE DARK SIDE OF THE PARANORMAL
This sounds like a testable claim.
originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: starwarsisreal
I'm not sure "medium" is the right term. Perhaps like me...you mean "psychic sensititivity"?
That would enable you to "tune in" to people, places, times, events...and even interact.
originally posted by: Baddogma
a reply to: The GUT
I wonder what comes first, the Jesus chicken or the deviled egg?
I cannot shake the notion that all good/bad constructs are self generated and projected into our common perceived "reality."
BUT that might be the demons talking... hard to suss!
Hope you are well.