We recently heard of a case where an eight year-old girl's
aunt died of lung cancer. Since the young girl was so
close to her aunt, she told everyone to call her by her aunt's
name, insisted that her aunt's clothes were hers, and began
stealing her father's cigarettes (her aunt died of lung cancer
At 33, the girl, now a woman, still likes
to go by her deceased aunt's name. She asked us if it's
possible she could be a medium for her deceased aunt. We
told her the following.
What you are likely experiencing is called spirit possession
or attachment. Instead of going to "the Light" when she died,
your Aunt (her soul) chose to stick around. Souls choose to
stay for various reasons, such as to watch over loved ones,
because they're afraid of "hell" (especially common with those
personalities who were very religious), or to feed addictions.
Though she probably means well, at the very least, your Aunt
is draining your energy. We recommend reading The Unquiet Dead: A Psychologist Treats Spirit Possession by Dr. Edith Fiore. This is an excellent book on the
subject and an interesting read. You'll be surprised to learn
how common possession is. In the back of the book is a great
script we've used many times to gently send lost souls to "the
Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation floating around
out there about this ghostly topic. A certain very well-known
psychic who, for years has been making the rounds on TV
talk shows, claims that there is "...no such thing" as possession.
Her simple, dismissive statement about this serious and often
misunderstood subject is an injustice to the ground-breaking
work done by researchers like Dr. Edith Fiore, Irene Hickman,
Dr. William J. Baldwin, Dr. Shakuntala Modi, and others.
Moral of the story: Unless a seer is an expert in the area they
comment on, it's best to be careful about what you accept from
them as truth. Even the best psychics do not have all the answers
and are unable to provide absolute truth 100% of the time because
they, like everyone else, sometimes have trouble putting aside
their human "filters." Everyone has their own unique fears and
defenses, along with their own unique personal belief systems.
Possession, though not nearly as dramatic as the exaggerated
scenes in the Hollywood movie The Exorcist, is very real and
common. However, most attachments are just lost souls, like
hitch-hikers, and simply need to be directed "home."
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