Originally posted by QBSneak000
perhaps it wants to corrupt you somehow.
I hadn't read this earlier, not until I saw dave420's response to it and wondered what he was driving at, and by golly, this is a scary one.
First, to Richard.M.J.Palmer
, there is NO EVIDENCE OF THE DEAD TRYING TO CORRUPT THE LIVING. The only reports of the dead contacting the
living that have any hint of likelihood about them, it has been to pass on messages of goodwill (deceased parents to their children, mostly) or
warning (particularly in time of war between combatant colleagues).
Death is a transition. Beyond it is a whole new awareness. Mistakes on earth can affect the equilibrium of the Beyond and that is all that these
messages are meant to protect. Any responsible spiritualist will confirm this. Any reading you choose to do on authenticated sources will bear this
What was once hastily and carelessly diagnosed as demonic possession is recognised today as illness in its various forms which, had the medical and
psychiatric professions been up to speed in past centuries, are and always have been completely and entirely treatable through mundane means.
As I said in my previous post, I would never dissuade anyone from prayer or belief in their God(s), the power of a pure-held faith is remarkable in
itself, but I become extremely worried when antiquated misinterpretations are invoked to prove the existence of mythical demons, and I grow even more
distressed when these demons are imbued with powers beyond the scope of common sense and used to frighten people who are already in a very sensitive
place, right now - and I don't only mean the OP, but anyone who might happen on this thread who is going through something they can't control.
I apologise to QBSneak000
if I'm coming over a bit harsh, and I sincerely respect your right to your beliefs, but the OP could probably do
without somebody saying a bad spirit might be after him. There are no precedents for this assertion, no evidence for it in this (or any other
similar) case and no sign that the OP would share your beliefs, anyway, which is apparently not only Christian, but Christian from the Roman Catholic
So, in summary: It ain't an evil spirit. It's an apparition, either from your unconscious mind or from a dimensional neighbourhood. Either way,
it can't harm you, and in the latter case it doesn't even want to harm you. In both cases, there might be a message. Since the figure appeared in
your dreams, I tend to think your unconscious mind it trying to give you a countdown of some sort. It'll be down to your conscious mind how, when
and if you respond to it.
Incidentally, the first biblical references to demons occur in the New Testament and they didn't start writing that until around 300 AD, around the
start of the Christianisation of Rome.
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