Understanding Ghosts, Apparitions, Spirits, and Poltergeists

April 23, 2010 by  
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In the non physical world interacting with our physical world there are ghosts, apparitions, spirits, and poltergeists.

Ghosts are spiritual presences that, through the use of energy, usually take on a physical form to interact with the physical environment. Most ghosts are not evil or bad, rather they are spiritual energies that have a message which they need to get across to someone. Many ghosts do not, in fact, even know they are ghosts and as such simply helping them to understand this is all that is needed for them to move on.

An apparition isn’t really a ghost at all! It’s more like a memory that, because of the intense emotions and circumstances surrounding it, has been locked into time and place. Thus, when you encounter an apparition interacting with it does little to no good, because nothing is really there except for the memory.

For instance, let us suppose that a man and his wife are having an argument. The man takes out a gun and shoots his wife then turns the gun on himself. Many years later, people start to notice that there is a man with a gun and they hear the shrieking of a woman and this centers around one room of this home. What we have here is not ghosts, but rather apparitions. The memory of the event is firmly trapped that particular room and when a certain amount of energy or a certain type of energy is present; that energy sets off that memory so that it plays out, like someone accidentally touching the start button on a VCR which starts playing whatever tape is in the machine.

This is sometimes called a residual haunting and the best way to end an apparition is via a good clearing, cleansing, and smudging of the area.

A spirit, unlike a ghost, usually does not take on a physical form, but exists around a person in a purely energetic form which is often only visible to someone with clairvoyance. Most spirits choose to interact with our world, to hang around loved ones, and to check in on us. Sometimes, like a ghost, they may not be aware that they have crossed over. It is usually spirits that a medium connects with.

A poltergeist, a word which means noisy ghost, is most often associated with things that people are truly frightened of. Examples of poltergeist activity include chairs moving or pictures spinning. The thing about poltergeists is that they develop due to all the energy that is in the environment. Most often, we see cases of poltergeist activity in home that have children who are just entering their teens. All that pent up sexual energy and all the changing hormones produce energy that is often uncontrolled.

Uncontrolled energy is still energy and so what happens is that uncontrolled energy ends up making pictures spin and things move. When these children learn to control their emotions and energy the so called poltergeists stop being active.

The same can be true in any environment which contains a lot of high stress or high sexual energy. When this energy is not properly grounded it can create results here in the physical world.

What this basically means is that for an estimated ninety-five percent of the population that experiences ghosts, apparitions, spirits, and poltergeists, there is no real change of harm coming to them.

Every now and again, on rare occasions, we do encounter in our physical world something of a darker type of energy that is altogether evil at its very core. These energies usually are not coming from any of the above, but rather are connected to some type of demonic energy that has been allowed into our world. Please understand the following about such energies. These energies, the majority of them, can only hurt people if the people they are preying upon allow them to do so. Likewise, it is not possible for a person to be possessed by such energy unless that particular person meddles with psychic or magickal stuff they don’t understand or they subconsciously want and therefore allow the possession to take place.

Attachments are more common than actual possessions. An attachment is a spiritual energy or entity that is attached to a person and/or vice versa. Attachments can form at almost any time, but are most often seen when a relative that a person was very close to crosses over and neither isn’t ready for the crossing to happen. Understand, not all attachments are bad or negative. They are only considered bad if the attachment ends up interfering in a person’s life of if the attachment attempts to take over or control a person’s life. Thus, just because Aunt Betty wants a person to continue giving money to her children long after she has passed away doesn’t mean that person is obligated to do as they are requested.

There are various methods of ending attachments and dealing with possessions, but the scope of which is too much for this particular article. Consider reading a good book on psychic self defense such as “Psychic Self Defense and Protection: An Energy Awareness Guide” for further answers to these topics.

This has been an abridged excerpt from John Culbertson’s book “Psychic Self Defense and Protection: An Energy Awareness Guide.” The book is available at Amazon.com (all countries), Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, and several other bookstores. John is a Mason and Rosicrucian that actively enjoys teaching and practicing in the new age and spiritual fields. He currently lives in Florida.

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4 Responses to “Understanding Ghosts, Apparitions, Spirits, and Poltergeists”

  1. What Are Shadow People? : Paranormal Videos and Stories on April 30th, 2011 5:36 pm

    […] The dangers associated with shadow people are very clear and at no time should you ever try to entertain their presence or give them permission to enter your life. The primary aim of a shadow person is to create havoc by whatever means possible and to that effect they can behave much like poltergeists. […]

  2. Rhonda on October 22nd, 2011 7:13 pm

    This is a great article – just what I was looking for. I plan to write a collection of paranormal stories for NaNoWriMo this year.
    Thanks for this website!

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  3. concerned1 on November 9th, 2011 7:38 pm

    I am not sure if there is anyone out there who could give me some answers onto this happen to me today???I was at a friend of mine today and she wanted to take a picture of me holding her daughter and I had said sure so she took it with her cellphone and after she had took the picture she had said what is (THAT)in a frantic voice and I said let me see so I looked at the picture of myself and her daughter sitting in a chair together and there standing beside me was a girl she had long hair u could faitly see her face and then I started to freak out I have never seen her before in my life and I never experience anything like what had happened before in my life therefore I am not to sure what it was,so I had asked my friend if she could retake another picture of me and she said sure so she did and I looked at the picture and sure enough whatever it is was still there only in a different spot…Please I need answers I need to know whats goin on…..

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  4. Tam on November 27th, 2011 4:08 pm

    Is it possible for an entity or ghost or apparition or something to adjust the air conditioning box to ON from auto, turn the a/c unit on ON… and drop the temperature down to 65 degrees? I woke up to a 65 degree house, and I NEVER put the on switch on for continuous air, I leave thermostat on AUTO so that it will shut off when the desired temp is reached, and I had the a/c powered to Off….

    and then I found my laptop and it had a song by johnny cash “Ghost Riders in the sky” and I did put it there or even know who sang it or what the song was called….

    the song later played by itself once after I had listened to it maybe 10 minutes before….

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