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Category Archives: Ghosts & Hauntings

Dealing with Ghosts: Essential Facts & Effective Defenses

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In this post, we’re going to teach you about ghosts.  If you think ghosts are cool, realize that you’re seriously lacking in spiritual wisdom.  There’s nothing cool, entertaining or safe about ghosts.  We aren’t discussing this subject to entertain spiritual morons and rebels who think they can flirt with supernatural beings and come out unscathed.  The purpose of this post is to help people who are sincerely interested in making wise spiritual choices.  Read more of this post

Dealing with Distressing Voices & Visions: Validation, Explanations & Hope for Schizophrenics

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Suppose you look down and you see a huge cockroach sitting on your abdomen.  The thing is twice as big as your foot and uglier than sin.  How are you going to respond to this situation?  You’re certainly not going to just stand there calmly.  You’re going to freak out.  You’re going to fly into whatever emergency responses feel most natural to you based on your temperament and your cultural upbringing.

Now suppose that no one else can see that big old cockroach except you.  How does this change your situation?  It doesn’t change a thing.  In the first place, you don’t realize that you’re the only one who can see the thing.  In the second place, you don’t give a darn about what other people do or don’t see because you’ve got a gargantuan cockroach crouching on your abdomen and who knows what malicious plans it’s cooking up? Getting that hideous monstrosity off of your body is going to be your number one priority, and based on the feedback your senses are receiving, it makes perfect sense to you to grab a knife and try to stab the thing to death.  Now because the cockroach isn’t really there in physical form, your knife goes right through it and you end up stabbing yourself in the gut.  But when the pain signals flood into your brain, are you going to realize what’s really happening?  No, because you’re out of your mind with panic at the moment, and you’ll mistake the pain for evidence that that huge ugly creature is starting to eat you.  So while you’re bleeding all over the place, you’re also screaming and waving that knife, and if someone else doesn’t rush to your aid and get that weapon away from you, you just might end up killing yourself. Read more of this post

Pursued by Spirits: How to Find Real Help in Dealing with Supernatural Beings

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Suppose your cell phone rings.  Should you always pick it up?  It could be a friend.  Or it could be an enemy who is recording your call so he can use the information against you in court.  Before you open up the line and start dialoguing with whoever it is that’s calling you, you should look at the screen on your phone and see if you recognize the number.  If you don’t, then you would be wise to send it to voicemail and let whoever it is leave you a message.  In this day and age, many callers who are just out to harass you will give up if they can’t make an immediate connection, so you save yourself a whole lot of trouble by finding ways to screen your calls. Read more of this post

Lying Angels: How to Tell When You’re Being Duped by Supernatural Beings

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Are you being visited by angels? Are they showing up in glorious, radiant forms? Does being in their awesome presence fill you with a thrilling mix of terror and joy? Is your soul feeling bathed in warmth, love, and light so that it just longs to pursue a relationship with these creatures? Well, before you go casting yourself entirely into their hands, you need to realize that these supernatural visitors who act so benevolent are not at all what they seem. Those wonderful auras and those dramatic entrances—they’re all just part of a well-rehearsed show that demons have been playing with gullible human beings ever since this world began. Sure, your ego wants to believe that these magnificent creatures are as enamored with you as they pretend to be. You want to latch on to all this guff about you being chosen, gifted, and special. You want to believe that these strange visions and powers you’re suddenly experiencing really are evidence that you have been endowed with some amazing supernatural abilities. Well, you haven’t. You’re just one more in a very long line of suckers, and if you’re smart you’ll get out now before they can get their hooks in any deeper. Read more of this post

Help for Murderers: What To Do When Your Victims Are Haunting You

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You took a life. Maybe it was accidental. Maybe it was on purpose. Maybe you were trying to help. Maybe you were being malicious. Either way, the aftermath of such events can be far worse than you ever expected. Some murderers are plagued with horrific nightmares in which their victims play a central role. Others see ghosts of their victims in their waking hours. Others keep having flashbacks from the murder sequence. You walk into a room and see the woman you killed lying there with your knife in her back. You’re trying to make dinner and suddenly those tomatoes are the bloody remains of the baby you aborted. You’re driving and that little boy you killed suddenly appears standing in the road in front of you. You’re standing there trying to think and you feel your buddy tap you on the shoulder—the same one you turned around and knifed because you thought he was someone else. You’re in bed at night and you hear a voice saying she’ll get back at you for what you did. You fall asleep and have terrifying dreams of your victim leaping upon you with vengeful hate. What does all of this mean? Are you losing your sanity? No, you’re not, but there are definitely some issues that need to be dealt with. Victim hauntings are terrifying things and they will send your stress levels soaring through the roof and stop your ability to function until they’re dealt with. So how can we get the dead to stop hounding you? First we need to clear up some false beliefs you have about the dead. Then we need to talk about you and God. He has positive reasons for letting this whole terror package happen to you, and once you get aligned with His program, you’re going to find yourself in a much better place. So let’s get started. Read more of this post

Seances, Mediums & Ghosts

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BACKGROUND

Suppose you were a soldier in a nation that was ruled by a king with absolute authority. You and your military buddies really don’t like the king. In fact, you hate him intensely. So one day all of you get together and try to overthrow the king. Your brilliant plan goes horribly awry and the king condemns you all to the worst fate imaginable. At his command, you and all your rebel buddies are going to be thrown into a terrifying place that the king has built to punish all those who defy him. You’ve seen glimpses of what happens to the people who get thrown inside that place: hideous torments that even your evil mind would never conceive of on its own. Now that the king has passed judgment on you, there is no way to reverse it. Now all that’s left is to sit around dreading the moment when the king will give the order for you to be dragged off to his torture chamber. You’re terrified, and much to your distress, the king seems to enjoy watching you squirm in dread. Days turn into months, months turn into years, and still there is no command from the king about you. You’d like to hope that maybe he’s changed his mind or forgotten about his judgment, but whenever you see him, you can tell by the way he looks at you that he hasn’t. Now and then the king even drops some taunting reminder of what your terrible fate will be, and this just makes you hate him all the more. You become obsessed with revenge. Why should you just sit around and do nothing while time runs out? There has to be some way you can hurt the king before he takes away your freedom. When you hear that the king has taken over a neighboring nation and is now trying to win the loyalty of the citizens there, you get an idea. Why not stir up trouble in that nation and incite the natives to reject their new monarch? Why not spread stories about what an unfair ogre the king is so that the people will want to rebel against him? For some reason the king seems very invested in winning these foreigners over. Good. If the king cares about something, that gives you the opportunity to stick it to him. You and your buddies travel to that new nation and start making all the trouble that you can. Read more of this post