We’d all like to believe everyone and everything in the spirit realm is wonderful and caring. Unfortunately that doesn’t appear to be the case. Not every spirit is kind and loving, and wants to be our friend. I say this because of a dreadful encounter I once had while practicing astral projection.

I’d managed to put my body fully to sleep and keep my mind awake, and my soul had just begun to emerge when to my horror something grabbed me by both wrists and shook me violently, then growled loudly in my face. It was a most frightening and hideous animal-like growl which scared the daylights out of me. I can’t deny I almost peed my pajamas, and the fact I was physically paralyzed made it all the more terrifying.

I don’t know whether this malevolent spirit grabbed my astral or physical wrists, but I can tell you its grip was undeniably strong. And if it was indeed able to rough up my spirit in this manner… that is a concern. Although I don’t believe this type of aggressive behavior can inflict any real harm to our spirit, it definitely poses a threat to our physical bodies. I mean this sort of intensely frightening encounter could potentially cause a heart attack. Fortunately my heart was strong and I maintained my courage fairly well overall, but I have to admit I didn’t sleep well in the nights to come. For a long time I worried there was an evil presence in my home.

Nothing more happened after that night, so I’m led to believe this was most likely just some unpleasant soul who was roaming or trapped in the lower realms. I won’t declare it was a demon, or incubus, or anything quite so sinister. Perhaps this entity was casually passing by when it noticed me coming out of my body, and decided to give me a good scare for its own amusement. I’ve also considered the possibility there are spirits who do this deliberately to keep us from entering the astral realms while we’re still alive. Maybe we’re not meant to toy with astral projection until we’ve attained a certain level of spiritual power and knowledge. Maybe these [ass]souls are assigned the task of preventing us from escaping our bodies, by whatever means available. Or, as I said, maybe it scared me just for kicks. I may never know the answer to that, and I’ve dismissed the unfortunate experience as being bad luck, or bad timing and little else. And to be honest I’ve encountered many individuals right here in the physical world who were ten times as hostile and menacing as whoever this frightful character was. I’ll just have to accept the fact not every soul is nice… not in this world or beyond. All I can do is follow the light and try to be one of the good guys.

It was once suggested to me I burn a white candle while practicing astral projection, to ward off nasty spirits like these, but I can’t tell you if it works or not. And I don’t want to scare anyone, but if you’re experimenting with astral projection, please be careful. You’re entering uncharted waters and like myself, you may lack the knowledge, strength and skills required to journey safely.

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