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Friday, 12 July 2013


Possessions and Attachments (based on Shakuntala Modi)

     In old times, and even at present in some regions of the world, shamans have explained to us that illness was caused by malevolent or misguided spirits, and they based their practice on removing those entities from the patient. Almost every religion has its 'exorcists' who drive out the bad spirits. Only modern day science has rejected the idea of the existence of spirits interfering with our health. But there seems to be a change happening. Recently I found a book, Remarkable Healings, A Psychiatrist Discovers Unsuspected Roots of Mental and Physical Illness, by Shakuntala Modi, M.D. (published by Hampton Roads, ISBN 1-57174-079-1). She is part of a new generation of medical people who are changing their outlook on illness. One time, quite by accident, one of her patients spontaneously regressed to a previous life when asked to go to the root of her problems. Another patient described the root of her problems to be the spirit of her deceased father who was with her. He had died of stomach cancer. By staying with his daughter he unwillingly was transferring the stomach pain he had when he died to his daughter. Trying to solve this new problem, Modi asked the patient if she could see anything else. The patient reported seeing a bright white light and angels coming to help to help her deceased father to make the transfer to the Light. Since then Modi has regressed her patients and asked them to go to the cause of their problems. Once the problem was found and dealt with, the patient's illness disappeared quickly. Modi was quite astonished by the high success rate she had with this new unorthodox method, with the classic therapy methods she had been having very little success.

     With some people Modi uses hypnosis to have them look inside for the cause of their ailments, with others she uses a couple of other techniques. Some people spontaneously regress to other lives or can see the spirits inside. Modi then conversed with those spirits through the patient, this is where all the information comes from. Modi herself does not form an opinion about the existence of past lives or spiritual entities. For her it is more important that the method works, and her patients get better quickly.

     Although you can find other books about the same subject, Modi's book is very interesting because it is comprehensive (631 pages!), well structured and with many case histories. So, what does she tell about the cause of mental and physical illness? The following is a summary of what her patients told her; Modi herself did not come up with it.

     Some illnesses are caused by traumas in this life or in past lives. This includes birth traumas and prenatal traumas. Re-living the traumatic event, the more emotional the more effective, releases the blocked energy and healing can be instantaneous, or it happens in the next few days.

     Her patient's  illnesses were usually caused by possessing or attached spirits. The pain and emotions these spirits were going through when they died, is  transferred, willingly or unwillingly, to the living person they are now attached to, or posess. In these cases medical treatment does not help. Modi calls these spirits 'earthbound spirits' as they did not make the transition to heaven or to the Light after they died. For some reason, often family ties, they chose to stay with a living person. Sometimes they are confused, sometimes they stay with the living person out of love, sometimes out of the desire to take revenge, sometimes they want to continue their desire to experience drugs, or other addictions through the person they posses.

     Some spirits are really malevolent, they are usually called dark or evil spirits, demons, devils. These are beings who have turned themselves away from the Light and derive pleasure from harming both other spirits and living beings. We have to be careful not to condemn these beings as they are also light beings, or angels as you could call them, who have covered up their inner divine light with darkness. When called upon, other angels come and will force the dark spirit to look inside. This will allow him to discover his inner light and thereby be transformed into a light being, at the same time leaving the patient. This is not exorcism. Exorcism is the forceful removal of a dark spirit from a person, but this will always fail or even cause more trouble as the dark entity is not transformed and remains the same. So the treatment of the patient is actually a treatment of the entities that posses or are attached to the patient. They have to be convinced about what they are doing to the patient, about what they really are and that going to the Light is the best solution for them.

     Aside from the dark spirits, or demons, the patients also quite frequently talk about Satan, a term many people might have trouble with. Satan is a term that comes from the Catholic Church. From what Modi's patients tell, Satan seems to be the embodiment of the most evil things. One can easily give him another name derived from other religions or you can make one up for yourself. He seems to be a master demon, who tricks many souls into the darkness.

     Patients also report how negative entities create dark energy shields around a person, dark devices that are placed inside the person and dark energy cords by which they can influence the person from a 'distance'. Interesting ideas, as I have once seen pictures of a person who was being influenced by black magic. On these pictures (snapshots inside his house) there were several luminous cords attached to him.

     Another problem patients report is the loss of soul parts. One or more pieces of their soul had been lost over time, mostly stemming from traumas in this life or from past lives. The loss of soul parts is another of those old ideas one finds in the practice of shamans. Somehow a piece of our energy can remain behind and stuck with other people or places. The soul parts need to be retrieved, cleansed, healed and integrated again with the main body of our soul. Sometimes a  part has come in the possession of an evil spirit who uses it to inflict harm on the person, as the person still remains connected with that soul part, wherever it might be. It is also possible for a person to have a soul part of another person, which also can cause problems to the person who has that soul part.

          Although the dark entities, demons and Satan claim to have great power, they are easily controlled, released and transformed by the appearing angels. It seems that they only have as much power as we are giving them. Through Modi's patients, the archangels gave instructions for a protection prayer (go here). As human beings we are vulnerable to emotional and physical traumas, emotional outburst and environmental influences that all can cause a weakened body and soul, making it vulnerable to dark entities. But we can master our emotions. Dark entities feed and stimulate negative emotions in us. We have a choice to react on a situation with increased anger, hate etc. or not. Somebody who lets his negative emotions run free, is also attracting a lot of dark entities. We can protect ourselves a great deal by the way we live, feel and think. We can heal ourselves by resolving our traumas. For the rest we can ask protection from the angels.

     From what her patients told her, Modi has built a basic structure of the universe. In their therapy sessions they have frequently experienced a huge Light that they describe as God who is an ocean of Light and love. Then there are a number of large divine beings, described as godheads, masters, and oversouls. I found their descriptions very similar to what the Gnostics called the Aeons (see my Gnosticism article). They can appear in the form of religious masters. Under them are the angels and other light beings. Every living being is connected to God by a energy cord. Humans go through a process of incarnations, by which they live their physical lives being influenced by both good and dark forces, and spend their afterlives (between births) in realms of light. We are here to learn about ourselves and the universe and to eventually reunite with what we call God, or the Divine. Some beings have decided to go against the natural flow of the Divine in its creation and have become the dark spirits, the demons, Satan. They too will eventually be transformed into light beings and reunite with God.

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