Real Dangers Of The Paranormal - Protection From Spiritual Dangers
Despite what certain paranormal reality shows may suggest, the spirit world is in fact extremely dangerous. In the Bell Witch case the entity involved administered poison to a resident of the home ultimately killing them. In the famous exorcism of Analese Michele (inspiration for “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”) the girl eventually died from malnutrition and other complications brought about during the exorcism. Beyond these examples, investigators have regularly reported being bitten, scratched, punched, and even burned by unseen forces inside of homes. Many web sites offer a variety of solutions to these problems, and unfortunately much of it is misleading and downright dangerous.
Now that the dangers have been considered it’s time to consider methods of protection. These apply equally to investigators of paranormal phenomenon and average people afraid of coming under demonic attack. Now most web sites and books covering the subject have a variety of suggestions from smudging rituals to prayers to Saint Michael. The obvious question is do they work? The answer is in truth that it depends on the person trying to use them. Demons and devils hate all things associated with the divine whatever religion they are rooted in and all such spirits will react to their presence. Now that reaction can take two forms. The first is that they react with fear and try to avoid the object, and the second is anger and increased violence. What separates the two reactions is solely the faith of the person using the object in question. A devout Roman Catholic should not rely on smudging rituals to protect themselves from demonic attack. By the same token a Wiccan should not rely on the crucifix or holy water to protect them. Instead people should rely on symbols their personal religious beliefs associate with the divine. For example Catholics should rely on holy water and the cross while a Jewish person should consider putting a mezuzah at the doors of their home, and a Wiccan would rely upon the pentacle. Take a shaker of table salt and that’s all it really is, salt. Take salt that has been properly blessed by a priest and it carries the strength of that priest’s faith through that faith the power of the divine. Add to it a person’s own personal faith and it becomes a weapon that demonic spirits will hate and fear. Beyond this there are specific things people can do that will help with protection. Most important of all is the sort of person they are. Happy, positive people who try to make the world a better place do not, usually, wind up plagued by demonic phenomenon. Demons draw power from hatred, fear and human suffering and grow weaker in the presence of the positive. Addictions go along with this as well as the use of mind altering substances can leave a person vulnerable to demonic attack.