Spirits and hauntings..

When someone dies, i.e. leaves the physical body, his soul/Jivatma exists in the Pirtulok/spirit world, till it is time for the next birth. But in case the soul is still deeply attached to things related to that life, environment, relations, deep and especially negative emotions, or even its physical body (if it is buried, and not given in the fire then water properly);  then it becomes difficult for it to progress into its new existence. It cannot ‘sleep’. The first step into the pitrulok, is a period of rest. The soul is extremely tired with the efforts of the life it has lived, and recovers as it ‘sleeps’. During this ‘sleep’, its attractions to its previous life are dissolved as far as possible. After some time it wakes up, gets used to its astral existence, takes stock of its karmic balance and chooses its new place of birth.ghostBut if it is still deeply attached to its previous life’s stuff, highly materialistic, emotionally attached, has deep cravings, addictions, etc, it refuses to enter the pitrulok and remains attached to some physical object in the Martyalok/physical world, a house, a tree, a person anything. It then becomes a ghost/pretatma. This is very inauspicious phase (paap yoni) and a step backwards as the soul tries to return to the environment of its previous life rather than moving onwards. Thus is gets stuck. It is already very tired after its ‘living’ phase, so its higher self tries to get it to move forward into the Pitrulok, but its misplaced desires is a barrier. It is quite confused, oppressed, frustrated, angry and sad.

These ghost souls are very rare but they are. An example, saw this on one of my clients. e.g. assume that someone was addicted to gambling and frequents a specific place where gamblers meet. After the soul left the body, it cannot not shake off its desire to gamble thus gets attached to this gambling place. Now it cannot participate in the gambling, so it watches the other living people and gets even more frustrated. So it then temporarily possess the bodies of the living and gets its thrills. The living person is not aware of this temporary possession, but he does realise that whenever he enters the gambling place now, he suddenly feels more excited and his desire to gamble is heightened, etc this is the effect of the ghost’s temporary possession. So places of low level desires, e.g. gambling, bars, red-light areas etc, have these ghosts mingling among the living.

When someone is possessed, however temporarily, the ghost uses his pran/vital energy. Thus you will see that such people lose weight, fall sick, become listless physically, emotionally unresponsive, skin becomes cold/clammy etc. The person’s electrical body goes into a shock and the burden of the parasite/ghost drains it. This drain is dangerous. I have written about haunted houses earlier, where my body’s interaction with a house at the electromagnetic levels told me that something was wrong. All our interactions are electromagnetic in nature.

This above phenomenon is thankfully quite rare. But living people often say they are being ‘haunted’ or ‘possessed’. There are a few other reasons for this. Most commonly, someone who is afraid, with a weak mind or with a hyper-active imagination, can imagine a ghost in every shadow. This imagination can get quite vivid and he is quite convinced. This is a sort of a self-hypnosis where the person for whatever reason projects ‘ghosts’ around him! The power of thought. To ‘cure’ this faulty thought process, there will have to be a equally vivid counter-idea put to him. Generally educated/rational people do not suffer like this, but this is quite common in backward areas. Now what to do if you think someone is ‘possessed’ or thinks he is possessed. If the person has created an auto-suggestion of being possessed, asking him what he wants, is a useful counter-suggestion. Most of the times it is as simple as alcohol or a cigarette or some food item. It is given with the strong instruction that he stops being possessed. And the person stops the self-hypnosis of his ‘possession’. Ensure that he gets a good diet, head/body massage with ayurvedic oils, plenty of sunlight and if possible a small vacation to refresh his mind. (Cleaning out the house and environment of negative energies also helps immensely.)

As always, small children must be protected from interactions with negative energies, thus they are not taken to places of where there is trauma, or morally wrong things happening, or graveyards/cemeteries, never take them at twilight or in the dark under trees or near water or near ruins etc. Children can see too much and also have limited strength of mind and body thus can be affected quite easily by ghosts draining their pran.ghostIf the person has actually been possessed, (most likely temporarily possessed) by low level ghosts. he too will ask for something small related to the senses which can be given to him with the strict instructions that it will leave now. Generally these are souls of people who had a death-bed wish of eating something, travelling somewhere or meeting someone. Not actively malignant, just dejected and frustrated.

Then there are the benevolent ghosts, aged people from the family who are stuck because of their tremendous love for someone in the family. In such cases they may help by providing guidance in danger etc. It would be ideal if you can show them the way onward and push them on it, by performing a Tarpan/energy ritual for the deceased. Then there are the malevolent ghosts, people who died young, young mothers/expecting women, people addicted to bad habits etc. These have very strong and selfish desires and may want to drag their favourite person/person with similar tastes down with them to the pret yoni/ghost phase. Possession by these can be actually dangerous. Best engage a shaman/tantrik to deal with them.

Writing a bit on how tantriks work. The easiest is to catch a ghost soul, turn it into a slave which will do whatever is being asked. These are always unwilling and always ready to turn against their captor. Most tantriks, as their powers of control fail, come to a bad end as their slaves turn against them.

The second type of tantrik uses his own powers to create a ‘shadow’/chhaya from his own energy which goes away from him and does his work. This is like a robot, no separate consciousness of its own, but if the tantrik dies before he can dissolve his shadow, this shadow can continue existing especially in uninhabited places and seem to be ghost. This ‘ghost’ is something like a bio-particle. In my earlier post on haunted houses, I have written on the bio-particles of deceased persons adhering to stuff in empty houses, which when occupied by living persons again, become reanimated and appear as hauntings. It is easy to remove such residual bio-electricity. In these cases, a ghost soul is not involved.

The rarest things are when the person is possessed by a higher level entity (pishachya, vetal etc). This almost never happens, but then a tantrik/shaman will be needed if you ever come across this.

So the gist is, if you ever feel that you are being haunted or your client is being possessed, 90% of the time it will not be because of a real ghost soul. Of the remaining 10%, also 9% will be the low level spirits whom you can easily deal with either by giving it the small thing it desires and/or family doing the tarpan ritual. Strength physical, mental and emotional is essential if you are to resist these forces and help them move out into the Pitrulok where they now belong.



Analysing the occult, the houses!

This is continued from the previous post here. Now about the houses, see how they connect with the occult. As usual check out the birth chart for the manifested reality of the occult phenomena, the navamsha for the astral and subconscious potential for the occult and the birth moon chart on how all this ‘other-ness’ affects the emotions and mental stability. Each house contributes to the ‘occult’ personality, but the main house is the 8th house.

Occult and the 8th are interlinked. You will need to analyse everything about this house, the planets placed in it and it’s ruler’s placement. Just a few combinations to get you thinking.

  • Any planet connected to the 8th has the capacity to grant occult senses. Pay attention to the planets placed/aspecting the 8th, which houses they rule and their nature.
  • The planetary owner of the 8th house of your chart, Mars the natural owner of the 8th house of the zodiac and the sign Scorpio the 8th natural sign, wherever they may be placed in the chart are linked to the occult. So analyse these forces too.
  • I have noticed Aries ascendant and Libra ascendant persons are often connected to the ‘occult’ in some way. I think this is because the owner of the ascendant sign and the 8th house sign is the same planet. The personality tends to accept such energy transformations more easily.
  • If the rulers of 4th, 5th, 8th, and 9th are linked in some way, (conjoint/aspects) in any of these houses, you can expect a highly aware tantrik personality.
  • Mars if placed in the 8th house always indicates that high levels of astral forces are operating which will cause transformations through catastrophic changes. Similarly for Ketu in 8th house. If such persons refuse to take up their karmic burden in the right spirit, they will suffer accidents and other problems with the physical body. If they choose to serve out their karmic load, they will become exceptional tantrics, regularly working in the astral domain, changing internally
  • I have a client who as a child didn’t understand what he was seeing. It was scary so as a child he intended that he stop ‘seeing’, so he also started losing his normal vision also. A very high myopia and more eyesight problems as he grew older. Finally by the Devi’s blessings, he realised that he had karma which could not be avoided so started ‘seeing’ again, both his visions (normal and ‘other’) then stabilised with this acceptance.

occultNow the three houses of the Dharma trikon, determine the foundations of your life, your personality/environment, your creativity/divine intelligence and your philosophies/teachers.

The first house, the Ascendant lord is how compatible your personality is with your environment. e.g. The ruler of the 1st house if with Ketu, will 100% give association with spirits. How this association turns out positive/negative depends on other placements. Ascendant sign is overall you and your environment. If you have Ketu in your 1st house, you will be also be more susceptible to the evil eye/’nazar’. Spirits can access your personality and environment very easily.

The 5th house is where you channelise divine intelligence and express it as your own personal creativity. e.g. If Ketu is linked to the 5th or owner of the 5th, you will receive information, communications and ‘intelligence’ from the disembodied ones, the ghosts and the spirits. Or the owner of the 8th house if placed in the 5th. Or if the ascendant and Ketu in the 5th.

The 9th house can grant a Teacher, a real Guru (tantric/spiritual/philosophical etc) who can guide responsibly. If this house is strong, you will learn whatever is being taught with a broad mind. You will be less likely to cheat yourself by misusing the knowledge you have been given. You will also be more likely to have students yourself so that you can pass on the wisdom thus completing your karmic cycle. Knowledge is always free, but it has to be given with a sense of love and responsibility and received with gratitude and respect. If not then this knowledge will be the cause of new karmic bindings. This house provides this foundation.

Occult abilities sometimes run in some families, Ketu in 2nd house, 4th house or even 9th house is a good indicator of such families.

Now if your profession is going to be linked to the occult, i.e if you are going to be a practicing tantrik, there will be a connect of the 2nd, 6th and 10th houses with the planets linked to the 8th house or Ketu. There will be links to the family background/2nd, or a need to serve/6th or social status/salary/profession/10th.

The Kama trikon is the 3rd/your boldness, 7th/bargaining capacity and 11th/ability to gain. These houses if strong enough will reduce the impacts of practicing the occult on yourself. I think it is rather obvious, if you are bold enough, you have the ‘working’ intelligence, you can negotiate equitable sharing/balance and gain from all this you are going to come out a winner.

The 11th house is rather important as is the house of your extended contacts, acquaintances, all sources of all types of gains, like-minded groups, very large groups etc. So if you are working with spirits, gaining from the occult etc this house will be important. Like I know a chart with Ketu in the 11th/Rahu in 5th, Moon, Mars, Sun superbly placed, this person has occult abilities beyond description, earns a lot and gives it all anonymously to charity, is never scared of anything that he sees. But then time and transits always take their toll so had to suffer very severely (illness for the physical body) for all this too.

And finally the Moksh trikon, how is this dabbling in the occult going to change you. Will you successfully resolve your karma and use these abilities as a springboard for self development? Or will you be lured by the sheer power that is accessible to you and get caught in the trap of ego? The activities of the 8th house are the main driving force. Occult is the 8th. These actions will be manifested in the 12th house in the astral and the sub-conscious dimensions and will serve as your foundation or binding, these final aspects are be analysed from the 4th house.occultFor those who have an option of choosing between the ‘occult’ or ‘spiritual’ directions, it is advisable to choose the spiritual path. Working with your own energies is considered ‘spiritual’ and infinitely preferable compared to interacting with the energies of clients (being a tantrik). Most good Jyotishis also have a good understanding of the other energies. Interactions with the other dimensional beings is also quite risky (more tantric-ness). When you work with your self, you are sure, you can find your problems, you know the best solutions and you can resolve them completely. With clients and the others it can entangle.

When I was a child I could never understand all this, later as I grew up with my chart and planets maturing, I realised that there was no other option, I ‘saw’. Now I cannot ‘un-see’, all the places I go to, all the people I interact with, the food I eat, the sounds I hear, everything has more dimensions and thus affects me on the other dimensions too. I have to be alert, even when I sleep. The only source of energy is my spiritual practice, the Devi and her mantras. I love my Devi Kali. Whatever I do, I do it because of Her, or rather She does it through me. I leave everything in Her hands.



Analysing occult from the chart.

Now the other part of the question from this previous post, “inclinations to the metaphysical and the occult”!

I would never advise anyone to consciously choose the occult path. Even with an experienced teacher there are just too many problems. Energy is energy and its use binds you. I have written about these in my past posts. I personally and my clients have faced too many issues arising from the spirit worlds. But if, by karma, you are required to do it then I would suggest that you start Devi puja first. The best way is to use the Devi Mahatmya, the siddhakunjika and the navavarna mantra. Unless you fortify your energies and seek the protection of the Devi you cannot and should not dabble in the occult. You might think why waste 2 years on a mantra but it is the only strength you will have in this line of work. This is a serious warning, heed it.

Astrologically there are a few combinations which indicate involvement with the occult. As always you have to look for patterns in planetary positions. Single placements cannot be used to predict, always patterns, the chart as a whole will be involved. If you analyse your birth chart you will get the manifested context, from the D-9 Navamsha chart you will get the potential and the subconscious tendencies of the person and from the birth moon chart you will get the emotional context. The charts talk about your energies and possibilities, it is your conscious thought process which gives the final direction. You can be a healer or the sufferer, the energy is the same, just its direction is different. You can channelise the energies you have been given, the choice always remains in your hands. You do not need brute force for this, just a slight change in thought processes will result in change.occultNow here are just a few combinations to get you thinking, first the planets and then how the houses contribute to a personality involved in the occult.

Ketu and his role in your chart, the most important indicator, analyse everything about him in the chart. Where is he placed, with whom, where is the owner of his house placed etc. Ketu is detached, unwanted things, ghosts, spirits and disembodied energies. If he gets his ‘head’/direction from a malefic planet he can manifest these energies in the house (and to some extent the sign too) he is placed in. E.g. Ketu in the 5th is going to link your creativity with the astral beings, either you serve others in their troubles with the ghosts or suffer yourself!

Ketu owns the three Nakshatra, Ashwini, Magha and Moola, so if your ascendant degree or birth Moon lies in these there is a good chance that you will be familiar with the occult side of life. (These persons desire companionship with distant, unknown, disinterested, unattainable, unrequited type of unions, often partners from different worlds!)

Rahu is the counter part of Ketu. Both these forces are responsible for your life on this earth. They represent the summary of your karmic balance at the present moment. They are astral forces not ‘imaginary planets’. So Rahu is the force which attracts you to things/ objects of desire. Some typical placements are, Rahu connected to the 8th house, or ruler of the 8th house or Rahu with the moon or ascendant lord. Rahu grants that sort of ‘fools rush in where angels fear to tread’-type of fearlessness. He is so fixated on his object of desire that he disregards everything else. A Rahu personality should always try and use his intelligence and curb his headlong rush before he falls flat on his face, only then will he be extraordinarily successful in life.occultNow the Moon, this represents your mental strength and comfort. If the Moon is strong, you can easily work with spirits. A badly placed Moon will make you susceptible e.g. Moon with Saturn will scare you. However Moon in Scorpio though debilitated can grant high levels of psychic ability. Moon with Rahu/Ketu, is very easy access to the astral worlds.

Ascendant lord is the most important planet in your chart. He tells you how you and your environment interact. If he is well-placed you are more well-adjusted to your surroundings and more confident because of this. If this planet is placed with Rahu/Ketu you are going to have interactions with the astral/occult forces. It might take some time for you to understand what is happening (Rahu/Ketu mature at 48yrs of age) and thus it is possible that you will suffer damage before this period.

Venus and Jupiter are the forces of knowledge and wisdom. If these are well placed in your chart you will have the necessary knowledge, both esoteric and ritualistic to deal with any situation. If these are conjoint or aspecting Rahu or Ketu, they grant occult knowledge and after their maturity, also the necessary strength and sense to navigate the astral waters without much damage to yourself. But just remember if they are conjunct with Rahu/Ketu they also will mature late at the age of 48yrs, till then you will not be able to come to terms with your occult/spiritual leanings.

Mercury will contribute here by providing the databases and the intellectual analytic power. You might know the theory of everything (provided by Venus and Jupiter), but Mercury will give you the ‘working intelligence’ to use this wisdom. To convert the esoteric principles into working practices is the domain of Mercury.

Sun as usual provides a sense of self-ego. If he is well placed he will help by granting the necessary confidence and fearlessness. But if badly placed will add to to karmic burdens are you will perform your actions with an exaggerated sense of ‘I am doing this’.

A well placed Mars is important too. He is the natural ruler of the 8th house of the zodiac, Scorpio, the house of mysteries, so if well placed can grant the strength to explore these depths. And these depths are often scary and you have to traverse them alone. Mars being the pioneer and the ‘first’, is not afraid to enter the unknown and uncharted realms of the occult. Malefics give problems but also grant the energy to fight the problems. Remove a thorn with a thorn!

Finally Saturn, he has a restrictive role in most cases, but ultimately he is the natural owner of the 10th and the 11th houses of the zodiac so linked to your profession, social status, your name and fame, the work you will be performing in the society, your interactions with large impersonal like-minded groups, your gains and profits, your salary etc. If you are to gain all these things through the ‘occult’, then you might want to give your Saturn a quick once-over. Also if he can do good by restricting the activities of ghostly energies in your life if placed in a position where he can restrict Ketu.occultJyotish, in my opinion, cannot be taught by rote, you cannot just memorise combinations, you also need to get a ‘feel’ of the patterns and combinations. You are a Doctor, you cannot diagnose 100% based on textbook knowledge. Your intuition and experience also operate.

You might think now, just for checking just the occult tendencies why read the entire chart?  You go to the grocers only when you need to go shopping. Occult is not like that. When you start interacting with these energies you change for ever. Once ‘seen’, it cannot be ‘unseen‘. It will always remain at the edge of your conscious awareness. So again, get into this only if you feel that you are karmically required to and there is no other option. And if you have to get into this, first do your Devi mantras and keep on doing them.

(Will continue this in my next post on houses involved in occult tendencies and another one on Rahu/Ketu and the Gandant Nakshatra gap.)

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. https://psychologicallyastrology.comThere 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.https://psychologicallyastrology.comBack 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.

https://psychologicallyastrology.comAstrologically 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.



Of a yogi and a tantrik..

These two words have become a fashion statement these days, Every aspirant on a spiritual path calls himself or herself a yogi or a yogini. And a student of the “black magic” calls himself a tantric, because it seems like a cool thing to do! So who is a Yogi and who is a Tantrik? Do you do not have to leave your house or indulge in weird stuff or dress up crazy? No, both these terms in their essence are a way of thinking. Read on.

Our soul carries with it a huge chunk of karmic load which needs to be worked through and balanced out. This is a weight on our soul and prevents us from knowing our real self truly. So we work our way through it slowly but surely in every life we take. The trick is to not create new stuff for us to carry while we are on it.



When we were born all of us decided on how much of this karmic load we are going to deal with in this life. Now there are 2 ways of dealing with this load, either you go through the actual process of repayment or you burn the “I owe you” slips. Eg. If you have hurt a lot of people physically in your past lives, you may have to become a doctor in this life to treat and heal them as patients and balance the energy. But as always, you have a choice, you can do this actually or return their energies by doing deep pujas/dhyan/spiritual activities targeted for the greater good. Both these ways are acceptable.

Now a tantrik is the one who does everything, but with awareness, immersing himself in the experience with complete awareness. Seeing everything that can be seen, but all through being very aware of what is the reality of the event, how is the experience affecting him, his mind and his consciousness. And once he has reached the maximum depth of the experience he recognises that he has seen everything that can be shown to him and now it hold no attraction of him. He will never ever be drawn to it again. This is a tremendous intellectual process where intention, awareness, intelligence, analytical ability, and conscience all play a role. Self control is also of the highest degree. The consciousness is so highly aware that it allows the mind to experience but also control the mind so effectively that after the experience is complete it does not allow the mind to again seek that same as a repeat performance. The path of the tantrik is called the left handed path or Vamachara in Sanatan Dharm.

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A yogi follows the right handed path, Dakshinchara. He refuses to even taste of the experiences available, thus avoiding getting caught in the net of temptations. He withdraws from the society, becomes a Sanyasi. He does intense puja, yagnyas, mantra sadhana, ultimately Dhyan. He prefers to burn out the karmic “I owe yous” with the intense fire of his sadhana/tapa. This path of the yogi is also very difficult path. It is a complete  test of intention, intelligence, Shraddha/faith, awareness and firmness. The yogi has to control his mind and body so intensely that he does not get even the slightest attracted to the desires of the world. You can see such Yogis often bind themselves with very severe rules. They follow the basic rules of a Sanyasi, but do more, not allow anyone to touch them, cover themselves with the Vibhutis of their yagnyas, wear minimal clothes, matted hair, be very particular about the food they eat, speak very less or remain silent always etc. These rules represent their cut off from the realm of the Mahamaya, the world of desires.

For me, I think I am trying the tantrik way! I got married, had a child and have my professional work, take care of my home and do my work counselling my clients. Immersing myself in being a wife, daughter, mother, professional everything, experiencing the joy and the hurts completely. But I try, in all this to remain aware of my real purpose that is to experience my true self. These experiences are just stepping stones on that path.


One of my clients was insistent on taking Sanyas. He is from a very rich family and the family was not willing to let him go like this as the life of a Sanyasi is very difficult. When you leave the society like this, it is possible that you may fall in the hands of rouges who might kill you for your organs or fake gurus who may tap you for your spiritual energy. And looking at the young man’s horoscope I wanted to help him but also keep him safe. My client’s brother was married and had a son himself so the next generation had also arrived. My client was thus free. So his parents agreed with my counsel. They added one new storey to their house for him, and built him a completely new home with a dedicated puja room. He now lives there separately and does his sadhana, last I heard he was doing Dhyan for over 4 hours daily. He is on his way to being a Yogi.

A small astrology tidbit. If you have your ascendent in Cancer/Karka, you have the potential to be great in spirituality or waste your life energies in worldly activities. Ascendent in Karka is one of the most challenging positions as worldly satisfaction is almost non-existent for them. But if by chance, these persons can bring their minds in control of their consciousness, they can achieve greatness in the spiritual realm.

My client, the young man, after going through his struggles and tapa will eventually be a Guru, a Satguru. I felt the pressure of this disciples both born and as yet unborn waiting for him. And I too look forward to seeing him in that form soon. Reading horoscopes sometimes brings very deep joy.

Mirror mirror, use it for Scrying

Reflections are energies. Most commonly we see our reflections in the mirror, in water, or in someone’s eyes.gray bridge and treesYou can use mirrors or the surface of water for divination. For this you need to prepare your scrying bowl. Buy a earthen bowl like in this picture below. Paint the inner surface evenly black with oil paint. Let it dry out completely. Then on a full-moon, Purnima night, take clean water and keep it in a copper kumbh/pot for an hour or so (If you really do not have this kumbh then you can skip this step, but most Indian houses will have this copper pot). Then fill your scrying bowl with water and pour this copper pot water too in it. Keep it in a place where it will be exposed to the moon and the night sky. Put your hands around it, close your eyes, focus on the bowl and intend strongly that it will be used as a tool for energy work and scrying. Leave it overnight under the moon and the sky. In the morning you can pour off the water under a tree or somewhere. Store the the bowl after covering it with a cloth.

Then 15days later on the next no moon night, Amavasya repeat this process so that the bowl absorbs the energies of the dark night too. The next morning onwards you can use your scrying bowl. Whenever you want to scry, carefully take your bowl out, remove the covering, fill it with clean water (with copper kumbh/pot water too if you can), and in a room which has very low lighting or at night, scry. Place your both hands around the outside of the bowl, do not shake it. Think of the person or whatever question that you want to know about, relax your mind, keep just that one question in your mind. You will see the images on the water. When you are done you should dispose the water under a tree and cover the bowl again and store it. You can recharge it on Amayasya and Pournima nights again as above if you want to.

People whose ketu and moon are conjunct or opposite or any of them in 12th, 8th, 6th, houses, or the Ascendent sign or lord conjunct or opposite ketu are rather good at divination. Have a go at it!reflection.jpgAnd though looking directly into someones eyes is considered to be a honest and confident thing to do it may also be dangerous. Like if you are doing your spiritual practice regularly, you will have definitely gained positive energies. If you stare too long into the eyes of someone on lower energy levels than you, you may end up hypnotising him or sharing a part of your energy with him without even realising it.

So with my family members I still look into their eyes, but with others I have trained myself to look at the mouth of the person whom I am talking to rather than look into his eyes. And if looking into the eyes is unavoidable I try to break eye contact every few seconds rather than stare continuously.

There are so many stories where “godmen” sort of hypnotize women into leaving everything and going to live with them. This is a perfect example of unwilling hypnosis. However you women can protect yourself by wearing a diamond nose pin in your right nostril. It looks really pretty winking away and distracting whoever is looking into your eyes trying to get their hooks into you.mirror.jpgMy brother was quite into experimenting when he was younger, once he requested a simple spirit to help him and kept it trapped in a mirror. He would get it to do small-small energy works, but in return it would demand a tiny drop of his blood. It was a short phase he had, playing mirrors and spirits. Later he had enough and broke the mirror to release the spirit. But even though brief, this energy exchange had to be purged from his system which he promptly did by immediately falling ill.

There are unscrupulous persons, “tantriks”, practitioners of “black magic” who on purpose trap spirits in mirrors or even better keep them in gemstones. Everything pretty has a pretty black side too!

Remember anything you do in terms of energy is an exchange. If you try to become aware of something, remember that thing is also becoming aware of you!

So if you are on the road to spirituality, try to see the Ultimate in your ajnya chakra, so that the Ultimate also looks back at you, in a flash of silver/gold lightening!




Like your magic black anyone?

This post is just for information. Please do not practice such stuff either by yourself or visit practitioners who take money for doing these things for you or do it at your own risk.light landscape sky sunsetSo here we go. Suppose you owe someone money. How do you get out of this debt? You could work hard, earn the money and repay. This would be nice, you have managed to get a job, learned to save, and repaid. And guy would be willing to help you in the future too. But then you decide to go the “black magic” way, get a goon to break the legs of the guy you owe money too and force him to write off the loan. So you got free of the loan, but that guy will never help you again, curse you instead and the goon whom you hired now has a permanent tab on you. What route you choose to pay off your debt depends majorly on your past life experiences and thus your moral compass.

In using black magic, the “goon” is a force of negative energy.

  1. Charging a lemon with negative intentions, and giving your victim a lemon soda of that lemon to drink. Kneading flour with negative intentions and giving the bread/chapati to the victim
  2. Making such negatively charged food and under the pretext of offering “prasadam” giving it to the victim. This is a very easy means of attack as we Indians are gullible and willing to eat “prasadams” without thinking twice.
  3. And then it can go to as far as the practitioner catching himself a ghost/pretatma and using it to wreak havoc in your victims life. And how do they get hold of a pretatma? Its actually quite easy. Women who died giving birth or pregnant, and buried, not cremated after that are the easiest victims. Such pretatmas are under severe trauma at the moment of death with a large store of wishes/regrets and can be easily trapped with a few mantras and kept imprisoned in mirrors or something and then forced to be a “goon”. This vulnerable pretatma is also a victim of the highest degree. Not allowed to move on in its path for a new birth, but forced to inflict torment on other humans. These can be further transferred to newer masters and by the time they get free (if they ever do) they are most probably insane.
  4. But there are higher level negative entities, pishachyas and such like who actually enjoy being a “goon” and inflicting negativity on the victims. These are willing accomplices of their masters activities and often leech out large amounts of energy from the victims for themselves.

This is the darker side of the energy game. And I am using this word “victim” on purpose as no one deserves such attacks of negative energies on their lives.ball shaped circle close up darkBut the reason I penned this post was that so many of us are under such subtle malicious attacks of negative energies that we need to be aware. How do you detect if you are such a victim?

  1. For those who can see auras there will be a very thin layer of black color overlying the entire aura, or black/grey patches may be seen.
  2. For those who know how to use pendulums, (or check out my post on pendulums) the pendulum will swing in agitation when brought in the aura field of the victim.
  3. You can use a egg, and roll it against the persons neck, behind the knees and in the crook of the elbow for a few minutes. Crack it open after 30 mins, if negative energies exist the egg will be spoilt
  4. And most commonly there will be a sensation of hair standing on end, feeling of a shadow around, nightmares and the whole stuff.

If you feel that you are being a victim you can use your intentionspeacock featherschi ballssea salt,or lemons. But if you feel that this is not simple ill-wishing but more targeted attack then you will have to go to a professional to get rid of the negativity.

Do realise that as you can benefit by working with energies, you can also be harmed by others using negative energies on you. Take measures to protect yourself always. Start a regular spiritual practice.


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