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Thank you for bringing up this question!
The reason behind it is I've had personal dealings with
people following dark paths over the years and at one stage
I could have really done with advice on how to protect myself
from negative forces and had no-one to ask. Got me wondering.
What if others out there ever get into similar situations? Where
do you find help/advice? I know for myself there have
been times when I was confronted by these dark entities and
ended being made miserable by their energy. When I was young
I had no one to talk to about what was happening... even trying
to talk about such occurrences would just get me strange stares,
blank looks, or worse... questions about my sanity! In more
recent times I have had good friends who understand about these
things and they have been wonderful sources of information and
support. And now I also have the community of Spirit Lodge to
ask for guidance and information. Over the years though I have
come up with and learned ways of detecting these entities relatively
quickly (i.e. it took me 14 years to realize my ex-husband was
as toxic as he is... but it only took me 4 months to realize
my now ex housemate was also toxic in many of the same ways
). There are some individuals that I recognize very quickly
are not health folk to be around so the relationship never gets
beyond the "hi, how are you" stage .... other folks
seem OK, or very nice, or even "Wow, what a wonderful person"
at first meeting but over time I begin to notice patterns of
behavior in them and in me that signal trouble. For me warning
signs include: 1-always feeling tired or drained when I leave
a particular person's presence 2-experience the other person
as intrusive, "nosy", judgmental, or always super
needy (i.e. always putting their needs first no matter what
else might be going on) 3-having "fix it" thoughts
about the person- i.e. me wondering, thinking, planning how
"fix" the other person -
this is a bad trait as it indicates judgmentalness on my part-
something I am not proud of. 4-finding myself becoming prickly,
defensive, or grumpy when in the other's presence- as that is
not my general nature this is particularly telling 5-finding
myself being evasive or withdrawn with the other person, being
unable or unwilling to be direct with him or her, and becoming
unwilling to share even day to day feelings and experience much
less soul-deep thoughts and emotions 6-having strange or frightening
dreams where this other person or a representation of them plays
a major part. 7-having an increase in illnesses such as headaches,
stomach aches, colds, or just generally feeling blah 8-having
feelings of suspiciousness about the other person's actions
and/or motives... Just because you're paranoid does not mean
someone is not out to get you. LOL (I recently found out that
the ex-housemate has been telling one of our coworkers that
she thinks I am a Satanist because of my using smudge and because
I like to drum and dance under the full moon ??????) Basically
it comes down to being mindful of the undercurrents of any relationship,
keeping one's danger radar on, and trusting one's gut instincts.
thought I'd add a word or two from my own experience with Dark
"entities" of the Astral. Something I would like to
say about the main writer's comment regarding her "witchy
neighbor" not using any banishing or cleansing before channel
spirits...In my opinion, which is also the opinion of various
authors and experts on High Magick that I have encountered (yes...MR
CROWLEY INCLUDED!) believe this activity to be the worst kind
of heresy, Black Magick in the truest sense as they, and I,
understand it. The "medium" (that is all this person
can really be considered as, for there is no control over what
comes in or out of the "witch"...) opens him/herself
up to anything in his/her vicinity on the astral, and normally
one is surrounded by the astral junk of the lower sub-conscious,
the empty shells of nightmares, obsessions, un-formed astral
spirits and intelligences, that occupy the lower planes of the
Astral Light, and thus making body and mind open to possession.
of a GOD or ANGEL is something wholly different as you all might
now, they are pure and perfect form. This is why any practitioner
of theurgy worth his/her salt will use a banishing technique
before and after astral working and meditation, thus prohibiting
anything less that the pure and perfect Astral Light to enter
within his/her consciousness, unless She so desires for these
lesser entities to be invoked. This would serve very little
purpose as no benefit can be found in the astral junk of the
darker planes. No divine knowledge can be found therein. It
of dark entities is another matter. To bring the lesser devils
and demons of the Lower Astral to visible appearance outside
a banished sphere of protection, and them bring them under the
superior WILL of the MAGE, through the guiding authority of
his HOLY GUARDIAN ANGEL, is to master the thought-forms of the
lower self. Mastery over these demons is mastery of one's own
mind, they are the impure, unformed and undesired thoughts,
compulsions, obsessions, imprints and conditioning hidden from
sight in the sub-conscious mind of the MAGE. To see the dark
entities of another person running wild, as some here have witnessed
personally, is the sign of a wholly irresponsible practitioner
of Astral work, or to be more precise, BLACK MAGICK. It serves
no good to mankind, to does nothing good at all. It is JUNK!!!
and the poor soul who is responsible, due to the fact that the
universe balances everything evenly within itself, will receive
"karmic return" but will probably not see it due to
the obsessions that have filled the tortured mind, thus being
seen by others as moods, compulsions, obsessions, perversions,
and spirits are uncontrolled, these impure citizens of the lower
plane of the sub-conscious will run wild, then they could easily
be, and perhaps not intentionally, sent to scare and hurt others.
as protecting oneself from such destructive thought-forms or
entities, a banishing for some sort may be considered necessary.
But this should be done on the astral also, invoking the purest
of essences to enforce the circle of protection so that no entity
lower may cross, and are sent fleeing from the clean sphere
within the consciousness of the Magician. I read a book on this
subject by Dion Fortune, a member of the original Golden Dawn
Tradition, that is entitled "Psychic
(or something like that...) It provides interesting techniques
to repel psychic attack, although this is believed to be a rare
thing. Most of time, I have experienced these as unintentional,
merely being projected without the conscious knowledge of the
Sorry about mixing up the identities of the individuals you
mentioned in your previous post, my memory can be considered
rather poor at this time, for reasons all too obvious (to me)!
your point regarding the evocation of spirits. I fear though,
that I have profaned this ART somewhat in my own small understanding
and ignorance resulting from my lack of experience on the matter.
Dabbling is one thing, but 30 years of experience is something
else entirely...I believe it all comes down to what these spirits
are? Something to be removed? Or...as I like to think...a demon
headed tiger mask for a big eyed kitten, who, through conditioning
on already unstable imprints, has been to look like a monster
and needs to be tamed and made to heal along the path of the
Higher Self. An arachnophobic may see a spider as a ghastly
beast, horrid, vile and dangerous, but the biologist may see
the beauty of nature, the incredible specializing power of nature,
a unique and beautiful little angel essence called Spider! Thanks
for sharing your opinions once more, they are always greatly
Hey, Great topic! Im
rushing through tonight, but one thing Fratur said really pricked
my ears up as it is something i have often wondered:
Invocation of a GOD or ANGEL
is something wholly different as you all might now, they are
pure and perfect form.
How does one know that a god or angel
energy is actually what one is encountering? Just a thought....
The higher energy forms feel *lighter* warm, loving, and
good. The Dark energy forms feel *heavy* cold, challenging and
bad. It's in the energy signature.
Crow, Our dreamtime is when
we resolve issues that our conscious mind cannot resolve. Could
it be that the dreams were your way of resolving the feelings
that these cats brought you?
It sounds like you were making a choice
to destroy what you perceived to be evil?
As you know, lessons return in different forms - are you being
asked to seek Light on some subject at this time? To again destroy
something that you perceive to be evil - or just to challenge
your perceptions of evil at this time? Is something you consider
evil, or something that creates a sense of fear within you as
those cats perhaps did, asking you to challenge your perception
Only you can tell in the end - but
I just thought I'd add my interpretation..
If the cats came after the dream, was
there something else that, if you were to look back now, you
could see that was a concern to you at the time you had these
It could be something as simple as
the house move: you say you had not been in the house long before
these dreams started: I had a hard time when I moved from a
small primary school to a large comprehensive: change can sometimes
effect children in ways adults cannot understand. Ok the house
move may not be the answer - it was just an example of something
"else" going on that may have triggered the cat dreams...
Quite often when we are struggling
with something we need an external focus to "blame"
our reactions on: the cats may have become that focus particularly
after the dreams
Just trying to look at things from a different
perspective...turning things around a little...
For what it's worth I'll add my
$.02 worth. I think that even at a young age you were a very
sensitive person- sensitive to the emotional under currents
around you- sensitive to the energies as well. I suspect that
you "knew" on some unconscious level that the "witch"
who lived near you was someone to be wary of. Your dreams about
the cats attacking you and you killing them may have been your
unconscious mind fighting off the negative energies that surrounded
that individual. She probably had cats as her familiar and "sent"
them to your yard to hunt... and to intimidate you on an unconscious
level.... And she may also have "sent" them, mentally,
to haunt your dreams. For ones who practice dark arts, a young
person of power and talent such as yours would be very attractive.
They would want to possess or take that power for themselves
or would want to "seduce
you to the dark side". (Sorry if this sounds too much like
Star Wars- it's hard to know what words to use to describe such
experiences and such processes ).
You were protecting yourself and fighting
a very good and effective fight against being drawing into the
"witch's" web of lies and negative energies. Even
at that age you knew who you are and what you are all about...
even if you were not able to articulate it at the time. When
faced with a being or force that is attacking you, your choices
are to run away, lie down, give up and die, or fight back and
over power the attacker. You knew what to do in your dreams
to protect yourself and destroy the attacker.
What are your dreams telling you these
days about the current fears? Do you unconsciously know what
needs to be done to take care of the source of those fears?
I suspect you do.
Dark entities.... I got a simple view
on em - feel around em - squish em. There's
no playing footsies with them, no figuring them out... Squish
first, ask questions later.
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