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How a Spirit Can Possess a Person

The concept of spirit possession has captivated human imagination for centuries, transcending cultural and religious boundaries. This intriguing phenomenon is often portrayed in folklore, books, and movies, but its existence remains a subject of debate and skepticism. In this blog, I will delve into the enigmatic realm of spirit possession, exploring its historical context, cultural interpretations, and potential explanations from a psychological and anthropological perspective.

Understanding Spirit Possession

Spirit possession refers to the belief that an external entity, often a non-corporeal being such as a ghost, demon, or deity, which takes control of a person's body, mind, or both. This phenomenon has been documented across diverse cultures throughout history, and its manifestations vary widely. In some cases, possession is considered a negative experience, causing harm to the individual, while in other instances, it is perceived as a positive interaction with the spiritual realm.

Cultural Context and Interpretations

Spirit possession has deep cultural roots and is intimately tied to religious and spiritual beliefs. Various religious and indigenous traditions incorporate the idea of possession into their rituals, ceremonies, and healing practices. For example, in Voodoo possession plays a central role, where spirits called loa are believed to temporarily merge with individuals during religious ceremonies, offering guidance, healing, and empowerment.

An entity possessing a person's body is often depicted in various forms in literature, movies, and artwork. The specific appearance can vary depending on the depiction or the artist's interpretation. It can range from subtle and unnoticeable changes in the person's demeanor to more dramatic physical alterations. Some common visual elements used to represent such entities include glowing eyes, distorted facial features, an otherworldly aura, or a combination of human and supernatural characteristics. The majority of these listed are portrayed in theatrical films and not necessarily in the case of a real possession which is considered quite rare.

Psychological Perspectives

Psychologists have explored spirit possession from a psychological standpoint, seeking to understand the phenomenon through altered states of consciousness, dissociation, and suggestibility. Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), formerly known as multiple personality disorder, is one condition that has been associated with experiences resembling possession. DID involves the presence of multiple distinct identities or personality states within an individual, each with its own characteristics, memories, and behaviors.

Anthropological Explanations

Anthropologists have proposed cultural and social explanations for spirit possession. They argue that possession serves as a culturally accepted way to address psychological distress, trauma, or social issues within a community. It provides a platform for individuals to express and communicate their emotions, fears, and desires through the guise of the possessing entity, often offering a form of catharsis (changes to one's emotions or thoughts) and relief.

Potential Scientific Explanations

From a scientific perspective, spirit possession can be examined through the lens of neuroscience, psychology, and psychosocial factors.

Neurologically, certain medical conditions, such as epilepsy or temporal lobe abnormalities, may lead to altered states of consciousness, hallucinations, and involuntary movements, which could be interpreted as possession experiences. Additionally, cultural beliefs, suggestibility, and social factors can influence the perception and interpretation of possession phenomena.

The enigma of spirit possession continues to fascinate and challenge our understanding of the human experience. While it remains a complex and multifaceted phenomenon, exploring it through cultural, psychological, anthropological, and scientific lenses helps shed light on its origins and potential explanations. Whether viewed as a spiritual encounter or as a manifestation of psychological and sociocultural factors, spirit possession remains a captivating topic that invites further inquiry and exploration into the depths of the human psyche and its interactions with the spiritual realm.

Overall, it is often described by Sowella as a difficult thing to occur since only one spirit can be inside a body at a given time. It therefore would require the soul if that person to disconnect from the body in order for a spirit or deity to enter it. This is often done when the person is in deep trance or from lack of sleep which is why my Guide Sowella says it is not what any Guide would recommend as once a person's soul steps aside the vulnerability of one's body is then exposed to lower entities who can take over making re-entry to the body near impossible as long as they have control of it, unlike an Out Of Body Experience (OOBE) where the silver cord is still attached to the body, a tranced body can be void of the silver cord. So, should a person risk this to themselves it would be considered as a spiritual suicidal, as that entity could then commit criminal activity or worse, rendering the body to circumstances that are often described as 'a person not being themselves'.

Sowella stated that once an act of evil is done and the entity has satisfied itself it can then voluntarily step out of the body enabling the soul of the person to renter or let another entity take over and so on, eventually wearing the body down. Then once the person is finally received by the body once again, if they're luck my or unlucky, only then they are allowed control back however this may be too late as they will be the ones to face persecution for any of the actions of the entity/s.

In a Western world this means the person whose body had been possessed at the time of committing crimes etc will likely face imprisonment as blaming the act of possession as the reason or claim to have blacked out will be difficult to prove since once the soul has returned to the body and it is no longer controlled by the entity, it will be found that the person examined is cleared to not being found insane or having diminished responsibility.


Therefore to invoke or invite a spirit to use oneself for energy is a stupid thing to do, and dangerous since spirits are made up of energy. So if they don't speak or communicate with you it's because they don't want to, the best thing to do is accept that and don't force them! This is why I don't force anyone on the other side to speak to me, it is up to them, not us.



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