Defence against Dark Arts, perhaps

Psychic-attack is quite common. A psychic attack first attacks your mind, your astral body, then it percolates into your physical body. It is basically a negative thought powered by invoked energies. All of us will go through such an experience in our life-time. It may be fleeting or sustained, unintentional or malevolent and with lesser or deeper impacts, but it will be. Most of us are quite ignorant of the invisible energies around us so might not register this event as a ‘psychic attack’. But it will happen to all of us at some point of time. If you are aware of it you can act and reduce your exposure and contain damage.

There are basically two ways of doing this. One is the passive way and the other active method of protection.

Passive methods are broadly the spiritual practices you perform regularly. Here you strengthen your mind. You are only as strong as your mind is. So if you practice regularly you will gain as follows,

  • You still your mind. The loss of energy due to the non-stop chattering mind reduces.
  • You gain control over your actions and reactions. Even if someone psychic-attacks you, you are more able to remain composed and work out a plan to get yourself out of trouble. You are able to concentrate and intend more clearly/ strongly.
  • You become fearless. You stop your mind’s wild imagining. As your faith in your Higher self deepens you lose fear of the unknown. 99% of our agitation is caused by fear of the unknown triggered by the mind going wild, imagining.
  • As you meditate on the abstract qualities of peace, harmony, higher self, self-love, protection from the Universe etc, you are building yourself up. This is like a gym for the spirit. You get stronger. You get emotionally stable and solid. Very few things will have the ability to shake you. The influence of external forces will diminish in both strength and duration.
  • You elevate your own energies to such levels that the energy of the psychic attack becomes irrelevant.
  • This passive method is a daily practice and without its support you cannot hope to do anything more.

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Now the active methods also can be broadly of two types, generic and specific.

First is the generic. Here you are not responding to an attack, you are just doing regular ‘house-keeping’. You are required to cleanse, shield and ground yourself regularly. Once in a week or in a fortnight is good enough. I have written posts on this earlier. Use the energy tool of your choice ie lemons, sea salt, peacock feathers, vibhuti etc, on yourself, your loved ones and your residence. This will ensure that the regular ‘evil eye’ negative energy, which all of us are exposed to, is removed periodically. Just like you sweep your house, you also are sweeping out the negative energies from around you.

Second is the specific. This can be as simple as a prayer to your source of faith or as complicated as a full-fledged ritual. There is infinite energy around you which you can use. It is outside of you, it is other than your personal energy, so first you have to invoke it. You focus on one aspect of this universal energy which will help you resist and overcome the psychic-attack. Once you have invoked it, you concentrate the invoked force using a symbol, an object, a talisman, a gesture, a mental effort, etc. While using these symbols and talismans you should never forget that it is ultimately your own intention which powers everything you do. The more clear and focussed your intention is, the more powerful your defence will be. Then after concentrating this energy, you release this ball of energy with the intention of countering the psychic-attack.

If you think you are under active psychic attack, here is a step-wise to-do. First create a proper shield. This will take max 2 mins.

  1. Stand or sit facing east. Keep your hands in the namaskar position. Relax. Close your eyes. Breathe deeply a few times, think of your source of faith, favourite deity, universe, etc whom you are going to invoke. Feel its presence within you and visualise it looking at you with love and attention. Say your favourite prayer in your language or a mantra, request help.
  2. Visualise the golden-silvery energy from your deity entering you. You and your aura are now covered in golden-silver energy.
  3. Visualise a Bindu, a dot at your third eye chakra, between your eyebrows. The Bindu is the origin of creation. All the energy of the Universe is concentrated in this dot. You are going to use its energy.
  4. Now visualise a flaming gold sword in your hands.
  5. Next visualise your energy multiplying. If it helps, you can see yourself increasing in size, as big as the universe perhaps. You with the golden-silver aura, holding the fiery sword ready in your hands, your deity giving you his power. You are ready to defend yourself now.
  6. Now visualise a tight circle around you, keep it as tight as you can. You visualise yourself using the the tip of your sword and draw it clockwise. (This is all the power of your visualisation. Your physical hands are still in the Namaskar position). The circle should be just big enough to contain your body. Visualise tiny golden flames coming out of the circle, going outwards. Visualise this circle a few times to make it stronger and brighter. These flames will burn whatever is being sent against you.
  7. Now pray to your deity and request him/her to protect you from danger coming from all 10 directions. East, west, north, south, NE, NW, SE, SW, up and down. Your intention should be clear and focussed. The more clearer you ‘see’ the sword and the circle of fire the more powerful it will be.
  8. Clear your mind, slowly, breathe deeply, relax, open your eyes, put your hands down from the namaskar position. And you are done.

Now you know how to make your defence, let’s see where all can you use this flaming circle shield.

You can visualise such a flaming shield around yourself or your loved ones. It will protect. You should refresh it once or twice a day if you feel.

Use this circle to seal your aura. After you finish step (6), visualise two knots in your aura at your right and left foot. The aura will remain sealed.

You are going to meet someone you dislike, someone who tries to overwhelm you, it is an unintentional psychic attack. So you have already made this flaming circle in the morning. Now when you actually meet him, visualise a sheet of transparent glass between you and him. If he is exceptionally dominating, visualise a brick wall between you two. This will stop the psychic attack. Another way of avoiding psychic attacks from over-bearing people is closing yourself. Use this posture. Cross your fingers or cross your arms across your stomach. Keep your elbows close to your sides, there should be no space between your arms and your sides. Keep your feet side by side but not crossing. You thus seal yourself off to this person.

Often some people try to psychic-dominate others by staring intently into the other’s eyes. If you ever face this problem, do not stare back. It will exhaust you. Rather look at the tip of the nose or on the points above or below the the other’s eyes. Avoid looking into other person’s third eye chakra or any other chakra for that matter. Remember chakras are energy vortexes they tend to pull in the energy coming from anywhere. In this case it is wise to avoid direct contact with the other’s chakras, which can result in over-depletion of one’s precious psychic energy. (No genuine sadhak/ spiritual aspirant will gaze intently into other’s eyes. It causes hypnosis to the other. Also loss of power of the aspirant. I avoid looking directly into other’s eyes.)

Defence against Dark Arts, perhaps

Now the final is to counter-attack. At step (4) you have visualised a weapon, a fiery sword. If you get into the habit of refreshing your energy defence circle everyday you will naturally refresh this energy weapon too. With every visualisation, this weapon will gain power and be more easily accessible. You can then use this flaming sword to cut cords or stop negative entities actively. But I would advise to wait for some time. Make yourself more powerful by practising the passive methods first. Second get into the habit of cleansing your self/ surroundings. Third, learn to make a very strong shield, the ring of flames. And then attempt direct counter-attacks with your energy weapon.

This visualisation is a very basic step. Later you won’t need to spend even these 2 mins. All this becomes instinctive, just like breathing.

It is important to increase pran levels flowing in your body. I have written about this earlier also. Sit in the morning sunlight, eat healthy food, plenty of water, avoid heavy meats but fish is ok, avoid alcohol and drugs, keep your mind fresh. This much is enough to counter-act the regular psychic attacks that one faces in life. Even if you are facing someone quite malevolent, this much will help you gain time till you can consult a professional practitioner. This is an exciting world of energy where you gain and suffer in terms of the astral-self first. Your mind is your most important tool, keep it in your control always.

(I have continued this post in the next two parts, here and here)

 

Defence against Dark Arts, perhaps

(A recent episode.

My husband, son and Dad were out and I was home alone for quite a few days. It gets quite cold here and there is complete silence at night, utterly still. So I was half-sleep and heard some spirits wandering about. Quite dirty things, irritating. So in my half-sleep I shut down the house, astrally, completely. Now the next day they were still wandering about the house. I threw them out, went to the office, came back quite late, went to bed. Now they were trying to talk to me! This was a surprise as once I throw something out, they stay out. These were trying to catch my attention and one of them touched me, which made me cross. I threw them out again and went to do Dhyan. 

The next morning the spirits were still there, still trying to talk to me. Now I was confused, so phoned my brother. His response was laughter! Apparently I had, in my half-sleep, shut the house down so tightly that now the spirits could not exit. They were desperate to go but were trapped. eg If they exited from the bedroom they would appear in the kitchen. When I threw them out they simply reappeared in some other room. They wanted me to set them free! Then there was one more surprise and my brother couldn’t stop laughing. I had written a post on ‘haunted houses’ and it was a personal experience so I had sort of radiated energy while writing it. So these spirits were curious and wanted to see the source of this energy. Such a face-palm moment and it was quite funny too. 

So the moral of the story is before shielding the house ensure that you have first cleansed it. Do not manipulate the astral when half-asleep. And it is quite easy to trap spirits but they are quite unhygienic so it is better not to.)

Psychic attacks, how do they happen?

This is rather serious topic as psychic attacks are a criminal act. They may be malevolent or unintentional, slow draining or fast acting or whatever but they damage the victim. They drain the vitality of the victim, make him ill, either physically or mentally, hurt him emotionally, subdue his spirit, cause him losses, control his will and in some cases can even kill.

We actually live in a maelstrom of invisible forces. We do not perceive these forces but they affect us deeply. Most of us are thankfully unaware of this aspect of our life. Our limited senses are incapable of registering these forces. And strangely our ignorance actually protects us. But sometimes these forces rise up and swamp us. These forces link up on the astral levels first and then percolate into the physical body. The victim is is hurt from the inside out! This takes several months to heal completely depending on the intensity of the hurt.

Psychic attacks, how do they happen?

Here are a few scenarios where psychic attack is possible,

You might go to a place where such invisible forces are concentrated. This happens very commonly, eg haunted houses or cemeteries especially where bodies are buried. Or houses built on sites which have seen traumatic events in the past. Or even sites of our ancient temples which were desecrated and destroyed by the invaders. Here the astral dimensions are especially strong, dense, concentrated. Susceptible people should stay away from such places, the interference from the astral planes can hurt. I use the word ‘interference’. Mostly these incidents are not deliberate with malevolent intentions. The spirit forces may be curious or in panic themselves. (My son was about 8yrs old when he first saw a tree being cut. It was an old massive tree over 150yrs old. We had to wait for some 10mins as a branch had fallen across and blocked the road. Every tree has spirits living on it. This old giant was being killed systematically and was radiating its pain. Its resident spirits were upset. Death is quite interesting so other entities had come to watch. The disturbance on the astral levels was unbelievable. My son started crying uncontrollably, affected by all this. My husband later cleaned/shielded him as a few curious spirits had followed him home…)

Generally children are susceptible as they are more aware of these invisible forces. Babies are most sensitive. Then in some families these abilities are ‘inherited’. These families are also more linked to the astral forces thus can sense them. e.g. I have seen that in such families, Rahu/ Ketu are significantly placed and control a major part of the personality and environment. However even if someone can sense them, they may not have the mental strength or skill to manage them. One of my aunts can ‘see’ a lot of stuff but it scares her badly.

Then another scenario. You might meet people who are linked to such forces, and this affects you on the internal levels, upsetting you. People who actively perform rituals linked to the astral dimensions have a very strong dense overpowering aura. If the energies being invoked are positive you feel relaxed with such people. But if the person is doing energy work with negative intentions or doing the rituals wrong, or has spirits bound to him as his slaves, etc his aura feels suffocative and pulls at your energy. (Once my brother took me to meet one of his Tarot teachers. A good-natured woman, she surprise-hugged me as we left. In this 2-sec hug she stripped my aura off. As we got in the car, I started uncontrollably crying/shivering, body went cold. My brother saw what had happened and set me right, but in these few minutes I experienced what a psychic attack can really mean! She was doing some strange mantra jaap, was recently divorced, stressed out. Her own energy was depleted and she unconsciously pulled out mine to replenish hers.)

Psychic attacks, how do they happen?

Another possibility is that you meet someone suffering because of psychic attacks and this suffering links with you. This can drain you too. Often you will get clients with this sort of pain. Be very careful about your interactions with them. Remember to cut cords and do a complete cleansing and protection of yourself and your office. Never allow clients at your actual residence with their problems.

People often get interested in these invisible forces and perform minor cleansing or protecting rituals. Mostly they are quite unskilled and unaware, so cannot call on the really big energies. So they remain safe by their own lack of skill. But it is possible that someone, by ill-luck or wrong guidance, gets into more than he can handle. This is then serious trouble. This danger is also quite common among the serious practitioners. So even if you have books like ‘Goetic spirits‘ do be very careful in doing any of the rituals described in it.

Then another way you get involved in the invisible world is this. You buy something, a curio or pre-owned book or object of ‘magic’ and it turns out to be actually charged with negative energy. Antiques or objects used by people in the past or symbols linked to other faiths of which one does not have sufficient information etc carry psychic traces from their previous owners and faith-associations. Better avoid bringing such objects/images into your house.

Some attacks may be slow and subtle. These can go on for quite some time making you miserable, upset, physically ill and no definitive diagnosis. And some attacks may be quick and fast acting. Either way it is a terrible experience.

If you are under a psychic attack some of the effects that you might experience are,

A heavy weight pressing you as you sleep. Nervous exhaustion and deep fear. Cannot sleep, physical exhaustion, unknown reason for ‘wasting’ away, mental breakdown. As you are denied deep sleep your body/ mind/ soul suffers. Sleep paralysis is common, as you dream and suddenly are jerked awake. Frequent dreams of being buried, tied up, snakes, ghosts, cemeteries, nightmares etc. There might be bruises on the body or seizures/ fits in rare extreme cases. Seeing a darkness from the corners of your eyes. Cold drafts in the house, your hair standing on end. Filthy smells from certain locations in the house. Hearing random thuds and sounds. (Just a couple of weeks ago. I live in a large bungalow with sloping tin roofs. It was raining heavily and around midnight, there were heavy thuds on the roof, as if an elephant was walking on it. My house is well-shielded so jumping on the roofs was all that it could do!). Manipulating elements like this can get dangerous as things may set on fire, electrical equipment may short, etc. Now there could be a perfectly material explanation for some of these things, and sometimes there is too. But the possibility of the occult should not be ignored especially if you are seeing multiple symptoms together.

Psychic attack can be of two types, intentional and unintentional.

One in which the perpetrator is unaware of what he is doing. Someone may be so emotionally hurt that he lashes out with pain. The intention to hurt gets powered by the pain and actually causes harm. (I had one client who married against his mother’s wishes, the mother was emotionally hurt. Her emotions against her son, turned into actual astral black ‘arrows’. I saw them embedded in his back, he was severely ill but the doctors could not find the reason. The reason was the ‘arrows’. It was an intense psychic attack and both were unaware of what had really happened.)

Another case, here the perpetrator is personally under the influence of negative energy and literally begs a higher energy individual for help. My brothers and I have suffered this several times. (One of my brothers travels by train everyday, so is in physical contact with several random people. He does his own pujas and has a very high level of energy but is always drained. He gives it away to all these depleted people who brush against him as his travels! )

For these type of unintentional astral attacks the only solution is to shield yourself, cleanse yourself and ground yourself regularly. Do your spiritual practice regularly to keep yourself charged up. Also minimise physical contact with random people.

Psychic attacks, how do they happen?

The second type of psychic attack is actually criminal. It is intentional and designed to harm the victim. Also called ‘black magic’. There are several rituals used for creating such attack energies. Commonly a blood sacrifice is performed by the practitioner, black goats and black cockerels are the favoured sacrifices. Location can be cemeteries, boundaries of towns, isolated places, river-banks etc. And during the no-moon nights or twilight. The energy of death is linked to the negative intentions and sent to the target victim. The first thing that happens is that the victim is unable to understand what is happening to him. He is ‘blindfolded’, so that the negativity does not register. Then he argues with all those people who might help him recover. He is isolated and then the second part where he is actually hurt plays out. (Once I  was caught in a mental fog, body broke down, was unable to meet with my brothers who could have helped me, my husband got too busy with his work not-at-home types. It took a full 2 months to really understand what was happening and to clean it out.)

I and my family members have suffered through such attacks several times. So when I write these posts, it is from personal experience. Sometimes I do think twice about writing these off-beat things. But then there are two ways of looking at it, someone may be inspired to attack and someone might learn how to protect himself from such attacks. It is my karma to write all that I know. So what you make of these posts, Dear Reader, it is between you and your conscience.

(In my next post will write about few easy ways of protecting yourself from such attacks.)

 

The energy of thought

If you have been reading my previous posts, I have always emphasised your Intention, your Will and your Thoughts. Whatever you keep thinking of you will become. Whatever you want to know about you will Experience. If you focus on a book you will learn it, if you concentrate on yourself, you will become Yourself. (But where is the real you!)

The energy of thought

There are several ancient and modern age Gurus, humans being publicised and pushed into the society. These marketeers (sorry, but no other way to describe them), aggressively require their disciples to keep photos/paintings of ‘Gurus’ (dead/alive) and pray to these photos. This is very damaging for real spiritual growth. If you have faith in some human Guru (I do!) keep his photograph as a reminder of his teachings and the philosophy you learnt from him. It is important to be grateful, gratitude is the one real feeling which starts you on your spiritual path. But your spiritual practice is your Dhyan. It is only when you concentrate at your third eye and breathe in a specific pattern with an associated mantra, will your mind and thoughts still. So that you can glimpse the Truth that you really are.

Thoughts have energy. And if you have learnt seeing auras and learnt to see sounds, now try seeing the energy of your thoughts. The object you think of has energy, Look and see if this energy is pleasing to you. If it is desirable continue thinking about it, if not then change your thoughts.

In every mantra/stotra in Sanskrit, the last line is something like this “—-. स्तोत्रं यः पठेच्छिवसंनिधौशिवलोकमवाप्नोति शिवेन सह मोदते” , ‘whoever reads this —- stotra with the intention of being with the Pure One, will ultimately reside in the Pure Truth and find Bliss in the Truth’. This is what is needed, you have to remind yourselves that every action you do, may this action lead you to the Ultimate experience of the Pure Truth Itself.

So what are you thinking of?

The seeds of karma are within your thoughts. Your thoughts mirror your sub-conscious expectations. And your expectations are the energies which require rebalancing. But while rebalancing energies, you often go through traumatic experiences. Would you rather avoid trauma or at least reduce its intensity? This is the basis of astrological remedies. You basically think yourself out of the trauma.

If you think deeply, You are the Ultimate compressed into this human body with karmic baggage in your hands. Experiencing the vast You and keeping aside this baggage would be a relief wouldn’t it?

What do you want to know about?

You cannot let your thoughts lead you. You have to consciously direct them. Wanting to learn more about essential spiritual practices, Dhyan, Kundalini, Devi, Parmeshwar is all an excellent indication that you want to know about Yourself. Want to know yourself! with all the intensity you can muster. Your thoughts invite energies. Control the energies that you are opening yourself to. Control your thoughts. There are several types of energies. Satvik energies pull you towards Your Light. Rajasic energies towards the objects of this manifested Universe. And tamasic energies are dull, out-of-sync, dangerous, odd and damage your energy vibrational states. Try to increase your Satvik energies.

The energy of thought

Such a long introduction, you might say! But I cannot stop stressing on the direction of thoughts. You manifest with your thoughts. Your thoughts are your power of creation, use them very carefully, these are double edged swords!

I have written about spirits in previous posts, Goetic spirits, and haunted houses. After I wrote about the haunted houses, a few negative beings decided to pay my house a visit. I must have felt it deeply just writing the post, so subconsciously opened my own house to them. However they were ‘house-guests’ for a very brief period as all it took was to impress on them very clearly that it was my house and they were not welcome! But till I could clear out the house all of us suffered for a couple of days. These were tamasic energies, dissonant.

I never advise communications with departed loved ones or any form of spirits. Never. For normal people it is not needed and often creates more problems than solutions. Thinking about them opens doorways, just recently my Dad was thinking of my Mom (he suddenly missed her!), and she was in the house. When one spirit enters, the door is left open for the others too. As she was not too interested in staying, she went as soon as Dad apologised to her for thinking about her. But then for the rest of the spirit-trash who had followed her, Dad had to throw them out himself, wasting his energy.

There are conscious energies everywhere. The beings from parallel dimensions are always around us. We call them Yaksha, Rakshasa, Vetal, Pishachya, Gandharva, Kinnar, Siddha, Dakini, Shakini, Naag etc. If you cannot see them or interact with them normally, there is a reason for it. Stay away from them.

Such malignant energies are most easily accessible in places where traumatic events have taken place in the past. I once visited Andamans when I was much younger and not very aware of things. I went to the ‘light and sound show’ which was played in the Central Jail there. If you are aware of Indian history, several of our freedom fighters were sentenced to jail here, tortured and killed by the Britishers. Now this place is of historical importance and open to tourists. And densely populated by negative energy and trapped spirits. I couldn’t sleep for the one week I stayed in Andamans. Dreams, visions, voices and seeing their astral selves was just too much. I feel sorry for them, their experiences have turned them mad. ‘Earthbound’ spirits of the departed are always around cemeteries where they bury bodies. These will be more than willing to interact and need very little encouragement to create problems in other’s lives. The only way out for them is if their descendants offer them tarpan at Brahmakapal in Badrinath, Uttarakhand.

There is a misconception that the spirits are benign, they are not. They are able to disguise themselves as per the target’s wishes. A child sees them as his favourite cartoon character. A man may see them as a young pretty woman. But they are not of this dimension, they are discordant energies, they look bad, they feel slimy, they are out of place in this world of ours. It is not that their vibrational states are ‘low or high’, it is just that they are dissonant. When they touch you or your aura you feel cold, shiver and your hair stand up. It puts your astral body in a state of shock. Some people often use them for manifesting small things, often to cause distress to other people. It is bad karma.

There is a class of beings like Gandharva, Kinnar, Nag, etc. They are not overtly malignant and depending on their mood can be of help. These are found in high places, clean mountains like Himalaya, near rivers of high energy like the Ganga. They ask for something in return, like sweets, milk, gold/silver etc, there is always a bargain and exchange of energy. If you know how to find them they are accessible.

The energy of thought

My experience with these beings has been mostly clearing up after them or sending them off. Sometimes the less problematic beings have offered bargains. But I will not actively call them for working with me. I, and even you, can do more with personal energy than they can ever offer. Even thinking about them and wishing that they come and work for you consumes significant energy. Then their bargains are always not what they seem to be. A  better use of creative energy would be for personal spiritual progress.

Manifesting things is using your own powers of creation. You have unlimited power, you just need to think it into being.

 

This post was in response to this comment I received in the Contact form, “Lovely blog! I discovered via the astrology group. Can you write something about angels and other high/low vibrational entities and earthbound souls?” I hope this post has been of some help.

Goetic spirits and witchcraft

Something off-beat today. A look into the darker side, taboos perhaps. Someone on Facebook was inviting me to discuss ‘witchcraft’ with him, thus this post.

Recently I came across a very interesting book, “Aleister Crowley’s Illustrated Goetica” by Lon Milo DuQuette. I use Thoth Tarot designed by Crowley so was looking forward to reading this book. To my surprise this book described Spirits, “Goetic spirits” and was about how you can call them and use them to do your work. Something like a genie. Each spirit had its own sign/sigil which could be used to reach it, summon it and bind it. And each spirit has its own speciality, the work it could perform. The description and everything reminded me of the spirits used for witchcraft/black-magic in India.

Goetic spirits and witchcraft

There are several forms that Consciousness takes, we humans are just one form among these. I believe humans are the most creative of all these forms. There are so many stotras and mantras where it is mentioned that these give results specifically for humans. Humans have extraordinary powers to Create. Only in the human form we have a Will which we use to create our own Universe.

When you conjure spirits i.e. call them from their dimension to yours, you are allowing them entry into your Universe and this access is very valuable for them. Everyone strives for recognition and rewards even the spirits. I quite liked this book because there were very simple ways to call them. Someone has done quite a bit of work on describing the ritual stuff, defining the work they perform and especially for beginners provides quite a reasonable amount of protection too. And also the rewards they desire are quite simple, like marking out their sigils on a piece of metal and keeping them somewhere safe in your Universe. This grants them existence in your Universe. If someone wants to experiment with ‘witch-craft’ this book will definitely help. But it is my karma to counsel so here it goes.

Witchcraft is quite common. Using conscious energies to do your work is also common. And calling spirits from other dimensions is also very common. Some people and societies however have this idea that spirits and magic is evil, a taboo. It is not. Nothing is good or bad, energy is energy. How you use it matters. if you do not understand something you respond with fear. Then your Intention matters and colors the Action as good/evil. If your Conscience/Antaratma is ok with what you are upto it is all good, as ultimately you answer only to Yourself. If you cheat your own self, well then you have to rebalance the Karma in your future lives.

Back to calling spirits. If your Will is strong enough it can be as simple as focussing on the sigil of the spirit, thinking about it, calling it to answer, summoning it. And quite often the Will is strong. “This is my world and I have invited someone here so I have the power to kick it back to his dimension too”. This confidence is necessary. But again just confidence is not enough, you need to have the strength too. I have seen the best way to increase your strength in these aspects is to use the mantras from the Devi Mahatmya/Durga Saptashati. But then as always be very careful with these energies because they are very huge, terrible and quick-acting. The spirits you call,

  • The spirits who answer your summons/invitation are conscious entities. They have their own agenda. Your books on ritualistic magics can define them endlessly but still there are still some things which will not be clearly mentioned. And each summoning is different. In a one-off chance you might call on more than you anticipate.
  • The spirit you call on is now your ‘business partner’. You provide it energy and permission to remain in your world and it will work for you. So be very clear and conscious about what you are offering into the bargain. My brother did this when he was a teenager, got a minor spirit into a mirror for scrying. The bargain was one drop of blood. But then as the part is also the whole, he realised that that tiny drop of blood connected him even more deeply than he had anticipated. So he promptly released the spirit and consciously purged himself of its energies by falling ill.
  • Now the spirit is a resident of the astral worlds and other dimensions so its action will be through the astral and other indescribable energies which will be manifested in your physical Universe. The bargain you make will always have an astral component, you may not even be fully aware of what you contract. eg when you draw its sigil on a piece of metal you will be doing it with your fingers and your energy. Thus tying yourself to it on the astral level, as you access it so can it can access you.
  • Meddling with these energies can have effects beyond this one life. The astral and other dimensions, past parallel and future lives are a sort of continuous flowing ‘now’. So the actions you perform will reflect throughout your entire existence. (I know a chart where the person in his past life, used spirits to wreck havoc in other persons lives. In this life his astral self represented by the Moon and the 12th house is suffering, will resolve after he turns 36yrs but till then Karma is rebalancing.)
  • And finally actively protect yourself, intend protection at all levels at all times. You cannot rest even when you sleep as that is the time you sub-conscious self is active. Your past ‘business partners’ may still access you without your conscious knowledge and steal energy from you.

Astrologically these interactions are in the domain of the 8th house, where you actively use these secret energies to transform yourself. Interacting with these entities changes you for ever, your aura changes, your confidence changes, you change irrevocably. The ‘normal’ people of the society seem more plain and one-dimensional, their views and opinions irrelevant. Thus most active witches and tantriks live a secret life away from the common society. Also the vibrations that your aura will give out create fear as normal people cannot even comprehend of dimensions beyond the 5 senses and here you routinely move and work in them.

It is quite interesting and instructive, but I do not recommend anyone getting into tantra and magics without a real genuine teacher/Guru but yes, for those who can and do it, it can be very liberating. But getting into these things just on the basis of what you read or chat about on facebook, is quite dangerous. So overall ‘Goetic spirits’ was an interesting read and it felt good that the East and West do meet on this shadowy, secret and dangerous side of energy.

 

Goetic spirits and witchcraft

 

 

Seances, planchettes and departed spirits

In the West, 31st October is Halloween where people believe that all the departed spirits come back for spending the night on the Earth. However, I have not felt anything different energy-wise, happening on 31st Oct date that allows such mass movement of spirits through the dimensions.

I observe that in the Western civilisation is quite obsessed with death and the dead. There is a whole industry focussed on catering to the dead, from selling cemetery plots, funeral parlours to making diamonds out of the ash that remains! Even Halloween seems to be a children’s game of trick/treat or carving pumpkins and putting on garish make up and attending parties. Then again calling seances, planchette and inviting the dead to talk via mediums is quite common, and people are counselled to maintain a relationship with the dead. This in my opinion is needlessly morbid and in fact dangerous.

Seances, planchettes and departed spirits

In my experience with the dead,

  • Never call the dead for any reason unless you are sure that you can send them back. I had a client who went to carry out the funeral etc rites for his departed mother and came back with several thousand departed spirits accompanying his young child. Have written about this episode earlier.
  • Never expose young children to such energies. They may get an ‘imaginary friend’ in the process who will drain their energies also also implant unsavoury negative ideas in their impressionable minds. These imaginary friends are not friends and certainly not ‘imaginary’.
  • The departed are denizens of another plane of existence. The parent you knew in this life does not exist in that form now. Accept it and let go. Eg. One of my clients was scared of spirits and there was actually a bound spirit chasing her, carrying ill-will sent by her mother-in-law. We dealt with the ill-will quite easily. But why was she afraid? We did a guided mediation session for her and found out that in some past life she herself was trapped into being a carrier of ill-will, a bound spirit slave trapped by a tantrik. And to our utter shock that long-ago tantrik was her present mother! And her mother now was quite sincere, strict but fair, nothing to indicate such a happening past! But just see the karma, and how it gets balanced! That tantrik hurt my client so deeply that he had to become the mother, get pregnant, give birth to her, nurse her, nurture her, change her diapers, pack her tiffin, take her to school etc. This client changed my perceptions completely. The one closest to you, has the most karma to resolve with you and not all of it pleasant. After the living is done, better not call them again of your own violation.
  • The departed one, even if it was your dear mother in this life, is not just that one person. When we are born we limit ourselves to the birth horoscope. When we leave the body, we again become our higher self and remember all our past lives, and our priority becomes the pending karma, nothing else. Example. My client’s mother departed, she was good to him and thus he was missing her terribly. Then she started coming in his dreams and scolding him, forcing him to go out of his way to do something for her brother/sister which would cause him significant loss. We contacted her and she clearly said that her karma with her son was complete, she had no feelings for him. But she had significant karma left with her brother/sister and wanted him to willingly take it on for her so that her account gets lighter. She knew that he still loved and missed her so was hopeful that she could force him to take it on!
  • Some departed ones think that even if they have departed their children should still follow their wishes. Eg. My client’s mother wanted him to marry a woman from his caste, she died, and after her death he got married to a woman from a different caste. So his departed mother actually started haunting his house and his dreams. She was clearly visible in a largish-ballooned type of form inside the house and was so irritated, continuously talking! Finally we had to stop her entry using the Chamunda mantra. Then bundle her up and send her back through the dimensions to Pitrulok.
  • Planchette can easily turn bad – One of my close friends as a teen, loved playing with planchette. It quickly became an addiction and he would call spirits for his and his friends entertainment. Till one day, the spirits realised that he could hear and see them. After that they started taunting him, talking to him continuously, threatening him, laughing at him to the extent that they now would not let him sleep. This went on for 2-3 days, till he started thinking that he should now commit suicide. Luckily for him his grandfather had recently died and in despair he thought that he could ask for help. His grandfather was willing to help and instructed him to burn the planchette board in a specific style to get rid of the spirits.
  • And there is one more example I must tell you! I had gone to visit my colleague, she is a very good Shaman/tantrik. One of her clients walked in on us. And suddenly the client’s recently departed mother-in-law’s spirit entered into her and started begging her forgiveness. This departed MIL was also my colleague’s client. It was so extraordinary. The spirit would speak through the client’s mouth, then depart for a minute during which the client would speak, then again she would be possessed! The gist was that the MIL was saying sorry to the client for mistreating her while she was alive. The shaman was scolding the spirit for not listening to her advise and mis-behaving. The client was crying because she was unable to understand what was happening to her. And then the MIL spirit was also in deep contrition and crying because her routes into the other worlds were blocked because of her karma of harassing her daughter-in-law. It was such a scene!
Seances, planchettes and departed spirits

In India, the Sarvapitri Amavasya, the no moon day falling in the month of Bhadrapad which falls in sometime in Sepember/October, is the day when pretatmas/ancesteral spirits cross over from their dimension, Pitrulok, to our world, Martyalok. I think that once in the ancient past, the Vedic Sarvapitri Amavasya must have coincided with the 31st Oct of some year and got stuck. Thus the Western civilisation perhaps got its Halloween.

This day of paying respects to the ancestors is a very serious day. It is the culmination of the dark fortnight of Bhadrapad month. Throughout these 15 days the routes between the 2 dimensions are gradually opened and on the no moon day the day is extremely heavy with tamasic energies. The food for the rites on this day, is prepared by the woman of the house, which in addition to all the other items has to have a pumpkin dish, black sesame seeds and a milk/rice sweet dish. These food items have the highest potential of absorbing the energies of the tarpan/rites and transferring that to the spirits. The oldest male of the house does all the rituals. The pandits engaged to perform the rites/tarpan have to perform 2 activities, first to call the ancestors to accept the energies offered to them and send them back too. In case they do not know what they are doing it can lead to trouble.

In India, we think of the departed ancestors only and only during this fortnight/no moon day. We have a very pragmatic approach to death. When the person dies, the rule is that the body should be offered as a Anteyshti/sacrifice to the fire/Agni on the same day before sunset. In case the death occurs in the night, the cremation is done the next morning itself. The ashes/asti collected are not even brought back to the house but the earthen pot is tied to a tree standing outside the house. On the third day these are put in the nearest river or the sea with more mantras and rituals. We then give away all the clothes and everything used by the departed person. We are very thorough about this, as generally nothing is kept even as a keepsake. Even the gold etc jewellery is recast into new designs and gems are cleansed. On the 13th day some more rites are performed and a feast is given to the neighbourhood people as a token of gratitude for helping out during this moment of departure. Then once every year, the departed are remembered and offered energy through rituals.

We know that the soul takes on several lives till it attains the final Moksha and this cycle of birth-death-rebirth is going on since the Universe began. We also do not think of the departed, as we know that the spirits in the Pitrulok are active in their own work and if we remember them again and again they get disturbed. So we go on with our lives and express our gratitude to them only once a year.

Back to what I was writing about, its is always advisable to never contact departed souls. It can be quite dangerous in unexpected ways. And you might be successful in calling them, they enjoy coming here, its like a picnic, they get free energy! But then they don’t go back. There are very few people who can actually deal with such energies, and clean up their effects.

In my practice I have seen such examples that I almost never directly contact departed souls. There are better and safer ways to counsel the clients.

 

 

Your conscience is judging your self

Judging someone else is the worst thing anyone can do. Because at a deep level we are all judging our own selves, at every instant. Our own eyes are watching our actions and our Conscience is aware.

If you have read my past posts, the main theme of Life is to repay our debts, get rid of the excess baggage and finally see our true Reality. On this road to Self realization, there is no right and no wrong, everything is possible and do-able. The only condition that your actions must satisfy your own Conscience. If your Antar-atma, inner-self, is satisfied with what you are doing then a part of the debt is considered repaid, karma is balanced out. But if your own conscience raises an objection then your this act gets registered as another item of debt and will have to be repaid in the future. You have created new karma.

So who are we to judge someone else? And how can we judge them? By social standards? Moral standards? Law? All these terms are a product of the age we live in. In some other age it was acceptable to fight duels and kill persons who had wronged you. It was possible to carry away someone’s wife and daughter. It was expected from 14 year old boys to join armies, fight and kill. And even 12 yr old girls got married and had children by the age of 13!

So there is really no point in wasting our energy thinking and judging others. We can never understand why they did what they did! Everyone carries their own judge, jury and prison too, with them. A soul may choose any means possible for the most effective resolution of his karma. Not convinced?

One example is a Sanyasi who has left the society and is doing very intense penances/ tapa to balance his karma.  The society looks on the Sanyasi with a mixture of awe and fear but he does not care about what they think of him. He has chosen this off-beat path for faster resolution of his karmic baggage. Man is a social animal. A human staying away from the society either by choice or force is a very drastic step. And then the other extreme example, a prostitute who also lives on the edges of the society. She is considered disreputable and shunned by the “respectable society” but she does not care. She is paying back her karmic debts by sharing her energy with random persons. There is no right or wrong, just the personal conscience. Who can judge you, but you yourself?

Your conscience is judging your self

There are more examples of such drastic choices. One of my clients is doing quite well on the spiritual path. She came to me because she was worried her in-laws were sending her ill-will. I checked her aura and the horoscope and yes, a rather low level spirit was around her causing minor troubles. But she was sufficiently able to deal with it herself, she had the strength, why come to me? She told me she was rather uneasy, but not able to define why. So I took her through a guided meditation. Then she told me what she saw, in some previous life, she was killed when pregnant and her spirit/ pret-atma was used, trapped. She, as a bound spirit, was forced by her master to do such horrible things that she was severely traumatized herself. Her mind had shattered to such an extent during that phase, that she was born insane for a few lives thereafter. In this life, strangely she was scared to even look at insane persons. It was the first time I had seen such a case. In her horoscope too there were indications, a retrograde Saturn with a retrograde Mars in the 12th house, I just never even imagined such an interpretation. My client wept and then with that release came understanding and acceptance. Now she is not scared of insane persons and can deal with the spirits carrying her in-law’s ill-will herself. And I have now a new respect for the insane persons on the streets. What could be their history that the soul made such a drastic choice to live with no mind?

I cannot judge anyone for the choices that they make. Especially after seeing such clients and their horoscopes.

What ever one does is between him and his conscience.

 

Your conscience is judging your self