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Sorry to bother you, but yesterday night I played at ouija board with my friend. And the planchette actually moved, but we couldn’t understand what the spirit was saying ‘cuz the words didn’t exist… he said that he was born in the 13th century and that he is in pain… and he continued to say “8F 4F”… I don’t understand, but it seems to me to have a presence never me, and also my friend feels like this… I don’t know! Can you help me please?

by cnkguy
Sorry to bother you, but yesterday night I played at ouija board with my friend. And the planchette actually moved, but we couldn’t understand what the spirit was saying ‘cuz the words didn’t exist… he said that he was born in the 13th century and that he is in pain… and he continued to say “8F 4F”… I don’t understand, but it seems to me to have a presence never me, and also my friend feels like this… I don’t know! Can you help me please?

Hello =)

In my experience, encounters with ghosts/spirits/shadows/weirdstuff falls into two categories. There are paranormal things that feel threatening and wrong, and there are paranormal things that feel fine (if maybe a little strange or surprising).

If you and your friend didn’t feel threatened or scared, I would definitely suggest talking to the spirit again. Ask where they’re from and who they were (they may or may not remember). Ask if you can help them, ask if there’s anything they want.

When saying hi to ghosts (especially with a ouija board) I’ve found the more you talk to them the better you both get at using the board and the less likely you are to get nonsense words and gibberish replies.

Please let me know how it turns out, I’d love to hear if you find any more information about the spirit =)

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Can possession by a spirit or demon sometimes be beneficial

by cnkguy
Can possession by a spirit or demon sometimes be beneficial

Hello =)

Do please forgive how long it’s taken me to reply – tumblr ate my first mini essay on the topic.

To
answer your question, I think it very much depends on the definition of what
demons, spirits, ghosts, gods or anything else that supposedly has the power to
possess you is.

If
you believe possession makes someone convulse, gibber in tongues, spew
pea soup, and do that icky spine-breaking contortionist spider thing… then no,  possession is definitely not beneficial.

But
that’s a very weird medieval-Christian horror-film take on a widespread, varied, and millennia old rag-tag basket of beliefs.

A
lot of Renaissance scholars of ‘natural philosophy’ (folk like John Dee et al who
studied the Lesser Key of Solomon and similar texts) believed that various
princes and generals of hell could be invoked to teach astrology or mathematics
or any number of other subjects. As far as they were concerned, being possessed
of a demon was like using google to cheat in a pub quiz – very much frowned
upon, but great if you could get away with it.

(As
a side note, don’t get me started on the mainstream modern Christian idea of what devils and demons are.
It’s hugely inaccurate and I could rant about it for days. The Abrahamic
monotheistic mythos is a mess, seriously.)

In
more shamanic traditions, being possessed by a spirit can be good or bad depending
on the spirit. In many parts of Africa, it’s traditionally believed that a witch can send a
spirit of sickness to plague someone. But equally, in North America
and Siberia there are many tales and some rituals dealing with imbuing
someone with a beneficial spirit – one of strength or knowledge.

Taking
a broad overview of history and geography into consideration, I would say there
are likely as many beliefs and stories about beneficial possession as there are
about malevolent possession.

Interestingly,
in my forays into folklore, I’ve never read a story where someone was possessed
by a ghost. Spirits of the dead are raised and appear – sometimes corpses are even animated –
or messages are delivered to the living via dreams and portents. But no one
living is ever taken over by a ghost. That seems to be an invention of the
modern spiritualist movement when mediums would cough up handkerchiefs and
pretend they were ectoplasm.

Lastly,
and on a personal note, I was once possessed by Bast (that was a fun afternoon)
and Ammit (that was… an evening) if you’re inclined to believe that sort
of thing. (Either that or my brain was being spectacularly weird in a way it
never has before or since.) But that’s probably a tale for another day…

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tanuki-kimono: Ghost of peony lantern, illustration of famous…

by cnkguy
tanuki-kimono: Ghost of peony lantern, illustration of famous…

tanuki-kimono:

Ghost of peony lantern, illustration of famous Botan Doro tale by Rie Yamashina. I love the creepiness of her art!

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a-wandering-minstrel: necromancer by Ann Jean

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a-wandering-minstrel: necromancer by Ann Jean

a-wandering-minstrel:

necromancer by

Ann Jean

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December 2018 #573

by cnkguy
December 2018 #573

H:
(coughing) Darlin’, have a seat. Coffee?

Me: Please.

H: …Need I fetch needle and thread?

Me: No, as well you know just by looking at it.

H:
Do you wish to speak of it?

Me: … Not really. I wanted to talk to you last night, but
circumstance was against it.

H:
Let me see.

Me: It’s surface damage – it’s not impressive.

H:
Please… (examining my neck) You cleaned it?

Me: Yes.

H:
Very well. What can I do darlin’?

Me: That’s very sweet of you to ask. It was just a bad night and
an over-reaction. Until a Stormlands rest-cure becomes a thing, there isn’t
much to be done.

H:
… I’m here, should you need me.

Me: Always. Also no one makes coffee this good…. I don’t suppose
you would have put up with my shit when you were alive though.

H:
(thoughtful) I never heard of
anyone who did such. There were tales of men cut off a hand or arm to survive.
But not this.

Me: Would have got me sent to Bedlam back in the day. Mind you,
if I’d lived in the US before now I probably would have been locked up. The
UK’s more lax – we lock up the really crazy people; unhappy girls with a death
wish, not so much.

H:
Would you rather?

Me: Be locked up?

H:
Yes.

Me: There was a point – I was 27 I think – I was gonna have
myself committed. Locked up. Truth be told, my boyfriend at the time was very
crazy and the only way to stop him was to be crazier than he was. He went to
hospital a day earlier than we’d planned. That was when I stopped caring how
many scars I had and really went to town. Tried to kill myself too but was too
busy sobbing to do it properly.

H:
(darkly) This boy have a name?

Me: Madcat.

H:
Will I find him here?

Me: No.

H:
Pity.

Me: You can’t call out and shoot all the dumb choices I’ve made
in my life. That idiocy was on me.

H:
I’d like to try– … don’t cry darlin’.

Me: I love you, very much. And you do make the best goddamn
coffee.

H:
Darlin’ – are you alright?

Me: Heh! I just swallowed whiskey the wrong way, but other than that,
yeah. I’m okay, I promise.

H:
Is a witch’s word her bond?

Me: To you, yes.

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grace–upon–grace: Brandon @b.tormanen.

by cnkguy
grace–upon–grace: Brandon @b.tormanen.

grace–upon–grace:

Brandon @b.tormanen.

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