Monday, January 02, 2006

East Sussex Paranormal Investigators

East Sussex Paranormal Investigators: "Hippodrome and other investigations
Hi all,

I hope those who are attending the Hippodrome are looking forward to it. I will shortly be emailing you all with details on how to get there, schedules for the night and groupings.

Let me know if you need any more information. I will email you all my mobile number should you need to get hold of me in a hurry.

As most of you are aware we have had to cancel the Reigate Caves investigation. We will secure a new date for next year once the resident bats have had their rest!

See you all on Saturday."

Psychic Power

Is Psychic Power for everyone? I think this is a good question, but, owing to the wide range of paranormal powers and their potential derivation from different sources, the question probably needs to be broken down.

Even if Psychic Power exists, is it something to be sought directly? Some Yogis, for example, refer to a Psychic Power like Levitation or Telepathy as a “Siddhi” or “special power), a natural consequence of high meditative practice, but nothing to be sought for its own sake. Some quote Jesus’ saying, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all else will be granted to you.” One possible interpretation of this saying is that one should practice the prayer of union (see the article on prayer) and not seek special powers in themselves.

Other cultures, as diverse as Wicca or the Remote Viewing Community, or professional parapsychologists, regard Psychic Power as somehow inherent in one’s nature and often obtained quite naturally. They might point out that Psychic Power is a gift that often arrives uninvited altogether so why not seek it out and cultivate it. In fact, to those communities, Psychic Power really belongs to everyone from the moment it is born. It is very normal in a child unless society represses it. There is no secret to it, unless society represses it. The German poet, Goethe, called it “the Open Secret.” It’s there. You just have to latch onto it. In some communities, like ours, you can study it with psychics and mediums. In others, it might be a Medicine Man or an oracle.

I think it may be safe to say that objects of Psychic Power, including the world of ghosts and people who have passed on, reside in other dimension contiguous but different than this. Some people like the famous medium Eileen Garrett who wrote extensively about her experience with Psychic Power, seem to have a more natural sensitivity to these other worlds- like a person with Psychic Power who hears mysterious sounds or see strange things in the night while he is surrounded by friends, sadly lacking in Psychic Power, who hear and see nothing.

Does the common person have enough Psychic Power to learn to communicate with departed spirits? Most mediums seem to indicate, “yes.” And there is always the Ouiji board, a device readily available for those who wish to experiment with the Psychic Power of such communication. However, as do many others, the psychic, Alan Vaughan, does not believe that the Ouiji board may be such a simple or beneficial route to Psychic Power, no matter how convenient. His experiments with the Ouiji board led him to an experience of Possession that frustrated and confused him. The spirit finally left him, though the aid of another departed spirit, which seemed concerned about his fate. Alan was left puzzled with new Psychic Power but he warn of the dangers of capriciously dealing with the dead.

Psychic Power is not absolutely predictable. Sometimes, a psychic can somewhat control it or at least back off of it. Sometimes, it seems to be hard to turn it off. Some have done very well exercising their Psychic Power for themselves, in gambling or horses, but many have also warned of the consequences of Psychic Power this for self-serving purposes.

The 5 stages of Poltergeists

The word poltergeist comes from the German poltern, "to knock" and geist, "spirit." A poltergeist haunting usually consists of noises and objects moving about on their own. There may also be voices and smells. Usually these phenomena are witnessed by a number of people. Events tend to start slowly with small noises and small objects moving, and progress to more dramatic events like furniture flying around. The precise events differ greatly.
Usually, one particular person seems more affected than others and is always present when events occur. There is a tendency for this person to be a pre-pubescent girl, although boys or older girls are also occasionally involved.

Many believe that it is this person causing the activity, although they are not aware of it. They may be under some unusual amount of stress and when they are relived of the stress the problems stop.

Poltergeists are often very similar to other types of spirit hauntings. Usually, an investigator will try to rule out a poltergeist problem before starting an investigation into possible spirit activity.
There are 5 stages concerning poltergeist activity these are...

Stage 1. Attacking the senses
Hear noises
Hear footsteps
Feel cold spots
Smell strange smells

Stage 2. Attacking the senses more directly

Hear voices, crying, or laughing
See moving shadows that catch your eye
Feel cold breezes

Stage 3. More positive signs you have a poltergeist

Electrical appliances can turn on and off without explanation
Doors open and close without help
People feel as though they are been touched or grabbed by an unseen force
Voices will seem clearer and almost audible

Stage 4. The first level of danger

People feel stronger pushes and shoves
Objects disappear and reappear sometimes in different places
Objects can fly around

Stage 5. Final Stage, you can be in real danger

Pushes and shoves can now cause physical harm