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ghosts spirits

Why do we believe in ghosts and do they exist?

Human beings believe on anything which can be seen and cannot be seen as simple as when we believe in GOD we also believe in ghost, but what we need to understand is what are ghost. Ghost has been described in the holy bible as well and that too many times and not only once, but then bible has another version of ghost known as spirits, angels and demons.

In some religion it is such believed that when a person dies then the soul or spirit of that person has to go to the heaven or hell but if for some reason the person who died has left a wish to be fulfilled then the soul of that person would remain on earth and would wait until the wish is fulfilled.

At times these souls are turned demons who live on this earth and they bring harm to human kind, it might be for some reason that when they were alive they were harmed by humans and now their spirit is harming humans. Again there are a lot of people who would for no reason believe in ghost, they would have reason for any paranormal activity that might happen around them, but even science has proven that ghost exist.

In many cases it has been found that we believe in invisible things and objects and that is why many of us believes that ghost exist and those who does not do not even believe in invisible objects, similar to aliens whom we known since we have seen UFO and that is why we believe that aliens exists similarly many those who have encountered paranormal activities which even at times science cannot explain, believes that ghost exist.

Even the holy bible has verses which are used for exorcism and it is such said that ghosts are demons and bible has verses to cast away demons from someone. Does ghost exist or not is a debatable topic with no end to it, but from an eye of a believer ghost exists and that from an eye of a non-believer ghost does not exist.

Blessings,
High-Priestess Doris

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past life

Past life regression

If you fear something and do not know the reason of fear, if you see a dream which is repetitive and you do not know why you get such a dream again and again, if you think that something which is happening to you has happened to you before but you cannot find out when and where and why then you are living in your past life. Past life regression is a technique which uses methods like hypnotism to understand the pain that a person might have gone through in his or her past life and then give that person a relief by providing some remedy.

In past life regression technique the patient is first hypnotized and then a series of questions are asked to the patient, while the questions are followed the patient is ask to look back before his or her birth and see what he or she was, in most of the cases it has been found that most of the patients come up with a new identity when they look beyond their birth, they come up with a new name and a new identity, it is at times also associated that the pain they went through in their past life or deeds which were incomplete in their past life are giving them pain in their present life.

Psychiatrist and others who practices hypnotism uses these methods to give relief to the patient by understanding the pain the patient had gone through in his or her past life and then devising a remedy for the same in the present life. Though the description of past life regression longs back from ancient time but in the modern era it has lot of uses.

Blessings,
High-Priestess Doris

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past life psychic reading

Living past lives

Do you believe in past life? Do you believe that you have grown up, lived, worked in a life which is totally different from what you are living now? If so then it can be true, since when our body dies the soul takes a new body and there is a new life after death. It is not necessary that you were born as a human being in your past life or present life or be born as a human being in your future life, you might be from some other racial species as well, might be a dog, cat, fish or bird.

In our present life there are signs which reminds us of our past life, it at times gives us signs and signals and make us aware of who were we in our past life.

DÉJÀ VU – déjà vu is a condition were we think that something happened to us which in our present life did not happened, example we visit a place for the first time but feel like we have been here in the past, the place does not seem to be a new one.

WEIRD MEMORIES – at times we encounter things or remember things which are not related to us for any reason, example – we visit a building and think that we were pushed form the 20th floor of the same building but in real and present life the same never ever happened.

DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES – Many times we see dreams of talking to different people or living a different form of life, which is not real with our present scenario, these are signs of our past life, to be more precise these dreams are generally recurring in nature as if they want us to remember something.

FEARS AND PHOBIAS – many of us have got fears inside us with different things like fear of height or fear from water, there is no reason for us to get fear from height or water or any other thing in our present life but still we have a fear or two from some or the other element or thing.

PASSIONS – it has been found that our passion and interest on various things also connects us from our past life, it can be that someone was born as a dog in the past life and hence in the present is a dog liver or might be someone wanted to keep a pet but was not able to keep one due to some reason in his or her past life would love to keep different kinds of pets.

AFFINITY FOR FOREIGN CULTURE – a Hindu born in India has a trend of living like an American and likes Christianity as a religion or tends more towards the same, can be signs of past life

WILD HABITS – it has been observed that many people would have habits which they cannot live without, there is no reason for the person to imbibe the same habit but still the person is into the habit of the same. This is nothing but sign of past life.

STRANGE PAINS – at times we observe that we have mysterious pains in our body, though we have not got hurt but the pain remains these pains are signs of suffering that one has went through in his or her past life.

BIRTHMARKS – Birthmarks have been publicized as indication for rebirth.

Blessings,
High-Priestess Doris

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herbs psychic ability

3 herbs to help you reach divinity

Have you guys heard about herbalism if not then please read this article to get an idea on what is herbalism and how herbs can help you reach divinity. People with psychic abilities always look for herbs which can help them reach divinity. Herbs are used for medicine purpose but they also have magical values.

Some herbs like thyme, yarrow and bay can help you find on how someone is if you use these 3 herbs together and were it in a talisman and then meditate. It would help you reach a level of spirituality were you can see a person and the state the person is in by sitting far away from that person. Herb magic can even bring love into your life and can also lift any curse or hex you are in, there are so many herbs with different magical values in each of them, like you can bath in mimosa flower and sprinkle red pepper around your house if you think you are a victim of a curse or hex.

It would completely depend on you on what are the herbs you would choose to reach your divinity, you need to use different herbs and see for yourself on which are the herbs that suits you more. You would also need a handbook or a guide to understand the different values and effects of different herbs.

Blessings,
High-Priestess Doris

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psychic ability

How to enhance your psychic ability

If any of you have read my previous articles on how to find whether you have psychic ability or not and might have found that you have psychic ability, then you might have also read that a regular practice can enhance your psychic skills, since I know that the obvious next question that would come to my readers mind should be how to practice and what to practice and that is the reason why am writing this article, so that my readers can enhance their psychic abilities. Well here I have pen down some steps and practices that you can practice to enhance your psychic ability.

1. The first thing that you can do is meditate, there are number of ways to meditate, try different methods of which one would be the best for you and it is only you who can understand and once you find the way then practice the same again and again. Meditation would help you relax your mind and focus on something; this would help you strengthen your spirituality and energy.

2. Try to be more aware of your surroundings. You can practice this by observing things, for example at any given point of time close your eyes and try to observe the different sounds that your ear can hear, again at some given point of time you can just use your eyes to observe the nature or your surroundings and understand on how different things moves.

3. Be a keen listener, like I already stated observe different sounds, open up your ears and listen to what people has to say or the nature has to say this would help you increase your overall awareness.

4. Pay attention to random thoughts and feelings. Always maintain a log or dairy of the thoughts or feelings that you imbibe this would help you keep a track of what you thought and what happened and when.

5. Keep a record of the dreams, as soon as you see a dream and get up, take out a handy book that you have kept along the bedside and record your dream, try to recall all that you have dreamt and write them down, doing this on a regular basis would help you match instances that might happen in the future.

6. Hold the power of silence and privacy. Keeping away from the noisiness and activities of noisy distractions can help the mind think more clearly. The natural echoes helps to enhance intuition and psychic abilities. But most importantly, expect the unexpected!

Blessings,
High-Priestess Doris

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psychic ability

How to find out if you have a psychic ability

Every one of us are born with some psychic ability, it is just that either we do not know that we are born with it, or we are not able to recognize the abilities, here today we would discuss on how we can find out of whether we have a psychic ability or not. If you want to find out whether you have a psychic ability or not then read below and observe the same in yourself, if you find most of the below points in you then you have a psychic ability.

First is intuition power, when I say intuition power I really mean a high level of intuition such as you understand who has called before you pick up the phone call or know who it could be before the doorbell rang or can guess the right color of the cloth that the person is wearing before you have met the person.
Second is telepathy power, if you can quickly understand by looking at a person on what thoughts are going in his or her mind and also convey your thoughts to his or her mind then you have a good level of telepathic psychic ability.

Third is Deja vu, if you meet someone and think that you have met this person somewhere before, or you can recall a scenario as if the same happened to you before then you have a good level of psychic ability.

Fourth are dreams or visions, yes if you see dreams then check if your dream gives you a message or not and whether the dream you dreamt of comes true or not if it generally does in your case then you have psychic abilities.

Lastly is your gut feeling, does at times your gut feeling says that something would happen and then that something really happens if so then you have psychic ability.

Check yourself and see for the above signs in yourself, if you have any or all or most of them then you have psychic ability, now when you know that you have psychic abilities then you should practice more to enhance this abilities so that you can control them and use it when required.

Blessings,
High-Priestess Doris

Categories
Witchcraft

Uses and meaning of the pentagram

A star bounded by a circle with five points is known as pentagram, each of the five points has its own meaning, out of the five points one faces in upward direction and means the spirit and the rest four symbolizes the four elements earth, water, fire and air and in total all these things comprises the life.

The word pentagram was derived from a Greek word which means five lines and has significance which relates to theories and stories of the past and the present. In the past it related to the five wounds of Jesus, it also relates to the Muslim religion as the five times to pray and the five pillars. In modern and present religions like Wicca it contributes to the Wiccan kiss which is a fivefold kiss. The pentagram also symbolizes the human being with the head of the person on the top point and the four limbs in each four points. Then you have the inverted pentagram which symbolizes the evil goat with the two points facing upwards as the horns and the ears on the right and the left with the beard pointing down.

It is believed that pentagram pendants are worn to protect one from evils and Wicca has a wide use of the pentagram. In Christianity pentagram had and has its own meaning as the five senses or the five wounds and till the present time is used in churches since the description of pentagram is also there in the holy bible (Revelation chapter 12). In our present world some countries uses the symbol of pentagram in their flag and pentagram is also described as the Seal of Solomon.

Pentagram also has trigonometric values and geometric values like the golden proportion or the golden ratio which says φ = (1 + √5) / 2 ≈ 1.618

Blessings,
High-Priestess Doris

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voodoo

Voodoo: The Haitian Diaries

Wikipedia quotes in a rather supine manner: ‘Voodoo is a religion practiced chiefly in Haiti.’ This geographical distinction is not only wrong but also hugely dismissive. It is correct that voodoo is practiced in Haiti as a religion and is probably valued there much more than it is valued anywhere else in the world.

But that does not conclusively lead to the fact that voodoo is a provincial theory, preached and practiced only by Haitians. It is on its way to becoming one of the most appealing forms of witchcraft and has gained recognition worldwide. But in Haiti it is a full formed national religion, so much so, that makes Voodoo a dominant part of their culture and way of life.

Surprisingly, the Haitians who practice voodoo do not perceive themselves as members of a separate religion; they consider themselves Roman Catholics chiefly because Roman Catholicism is the official religion of Haiti and most voodooists believe that their national religion, voodoo can co-exist with their official one. The Roman Catholics of Haiti, who are active voodooists, claim that they ‘serve the spirits’, but do not consider the practice something outside of Catholicism. Now in Haiti, voodoo is adhered to in various ways and some of them are extremely personal. The belief system in voodoo revolves around family spirits or ‘Loa’. It is believed that the spirits protect their ‘children’ or their successors from misfortune and in return, the spirits must be fed and taken care of through periodic rituals, where food, drinks and gifts are offered to the spirits to appease them.

But these practices differ in every family, according to money, class, religious beliefs etc. For instance, some poor families conduct these rituals on a yearly basis; whereas the well off one, perform them in a monthly order. The Loa is considered to be a family member, only more special, as it is a spirit. They are perceived to be having their own separate identities. But this cycle is mainly intimate and the spirit protects only its own family, not others.

A lot has been written on the Haitian Voodoo religion and culture, which according to some critics ‘seemed ridiculously dependent on black magic’. The fact is one’s faith cannot be judged; but their practices are subjected to a number of opinions. There is a strong hint of an almost ‘trance-like’ sense of possession among the Haitians, when it comes to their spirits. The practice of possession is not uncommon there and is commonly the backdrop of their religious rituals and performances. The realism behind these methods cannot be judged, but it can be used to learn more about their forms of practises.

Bob Corbett, in his article on voodoo asked a question, which went on to become a significant one in the world of witchcraft: ‘Is it voodoo that has caused Haitian fatalism or is it the history of the Haitian experience that has created voodoo’s fatalism?’ Question related to this subject have never been answered in an unbiased way by anyone, probably because they are too eager to choose sides. But in reality, can voodoo’s medieval history and its link to Christianity be dismissed as magic? In French colonies of the 1800’s, voodoo was practiced by the slaves. The colonialists allowed them to perform occasional dances. The performance, were in reality, voodoo services. This is just one of many instances how voodoo has always grown up beside the mainstream religion, but never really seemed to have had the similar impact. After all the bone of every religion in the world is faith.

The thing is voodoo, was never treated as a religion from the very beginning- here we see the effects of the colonial rule. Just because voodoo came to be associated with the slaves, it was tagged as something demeaning or something ‘unholy’. Voodoo may be having practices similar to Christian religion or Buddhism, but for all we hear, it is a form of evil, acting as an aide to shady street sorcerers. The Haitian culture has always considered their national religion to be a source of pride; it is one of the reasons why voodoo is still talked about in the world, although mostly in criticism.

Now, stigmas can be erased if tried; maybe in a decade or two, voodoo will be treated as a religion or respected as something special. But as of now, the belief in voodoo is largely influenced by the preconceived notions which we inherited from our forefathers; unless the stereotypes are fixed, maybe we would never be able to truly understand the Haitian culture.

Blessings,
High-Priestess Doris

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buddhism

The History of Magic in Buddhism

Buddhism is a religion predominant in Indian subcontinent and also many of the Asian countries that surrounds a variety of traditions, beliefs, and practices largely based on teachings attributed by Siddhartha Gautama, who is commonly known as the Lord Buddha (meaning “the awakened one” in Sanskrit and Pali).

Lord Buddha lived and taught in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent some time between the 6th and 4th centuries BC. He is recognized by Buddhists as an awakened or enlightened teacher who shared his insights to help living beings end suffering (dukkha) through eliminating ignorance (avidyā) by way of understanding and seeing dependent origination (pratītyasamutpāda) and eliminating craving (taṇhā), and thus attain the highest happiness, nirvana.

When the word Magic is mentioned the immediate thought that comes is of mysterious, unusual and superhuman acts. Magic, to most people, is essentially the wish to be outstanding, to be powerful, and to be capable of accomplishing the impossible. Although magic can be used to punish the evil and help the needy, it can also be misused to endanger humanity. Magic can also be used for medical needs.

Magical wonders are all around us. According to the most common classification, there are six main categories according to Buddhism. These are celestial vision, celestial hearing, the power of knowing others’ minds, the power of performing miracles, the power of knowing past lives, and the power of eradicating all defilement. Besides the classification of six magical powers mentioned above, the scriptures also classify magical powers based on the different levels based on how the power is acquired. From Da Sheng I Chang (The Essays on Mahayana Meanings), magical powers were divided into those attained through cultivation, meditation, casting spells, or evil spirits. According to Tsung Ching Lu (Records from the Lineage Mirror), magic can be obtained through five methods: cultivation, meditation, spells, karma, and spirits.

A magical worldview is an integral part of traditional Buddhism, and then there is no difficulty in accepting the concepts of higher-knowledge (abhinna/abhijna) and powers (iddhi/siddhi), and their manifestations as magical abilities acquired as a result of advanced level samadhi and jhana practice. But it should be acknowledged that in the early Buddhist texts which describe these powers and abilities, there are severe restrictions as to their use, and some scholars have detected an ambivalent attitude towards them in some early texts. The Buddha himself used his powers on many occasions, always in order to teach the Dharma to others. As Buddhism spread from India to other countries with established magical traditions, it had to be able to compete with and exceed the powers and attainments of the indigenous traditions such as Taoism, Shinto, and Shamanistic magic.

It appears that a large part of the appeal of Buddhism in both China and Japan lay in the ability of the monks to offer greater magical power and protection to individuals and the state, than the indigenous methods. The reputations of the early Dharma teachers in these countries lay in their abilities as healers, rainmakers and exorcists.

Vajrayana Buddhism, also known as Tibetan Buddhism, Tantric Buddhism, and Lamaism: is called the “diamond way,” which by implication means it is the precious, changeless, pure, and clear way. It developed during the fifth to sixth centuries A.D. as Buddhism spread through northern India, Nepal, and finally Tibet.

At that time, the prevailing belief of Tibet was the Bon religion, “a mixture of shamanism [a form of witchcraft], magic, and primitive nature worship.” Vajrayana was born when these practices, along with magical formulae designed to obtain magical powers, were incorporated into Buddhism (A.D. 600–1200). Included in the Vajrayana tradition are a number of advanced meditative techniques: yoga, special hand gestures (mudras), spells, and chants. It also derives many of its doctrines from Vedantic and Tantric influences.

Magic is hope in times of trouble; it is the saviour during upheaval; it is an expedient means for preaching. Magic must be experienced in ordinary living. Finally, the Buddhist perspective on magic and the supernatural are, Magic Is Not the Ultimate, Magic Cannot Mitigate the Force of Karma, Magic Is Inferior to Virtues, Magic Cannot Surpass Emptiness.

Blessings,
High-Priestess Doris

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numerology psychic advice psychic reading

Numerology 101

Numerology is any study of the relationship between a number and some events. It has many systems and traditions and beliefs. Today, numerology is often associated with the paranormal, as well as astrology.

Modern numerology contains features of many of the ancient cultures and tutors, including Babylonia, Pythagoras and his followers, astrological philosophy from Hellenistic Alexandria, early Christian mysticism, early Gnostics, the Hebrew system of the Kabbalah, The Hindu Vedas, the Chinese “Circle of the Dead”, Egyptian “Book of the Masters of the Secret House”

There are no set descriptions for the implication of particular digits.
Common interpretations include:
Individual; aggressor; self; leadership yang
Balance; union; receptive; partnership yin
Communication/interaction
Creation
Action; restlessness; life experience
Home/family; responsibility; artistic in nature
Thought/consciousness; spirit
Power/sacrifice
Highest level of changes
Some numerologists analyze double-digit numbers as well, from 10 to 99.

There are many numerology systems which assign numerical value to the letters of an alphabet. Numbers are assigned to letters as follows:
1 = a, j, s,
2 = b, k, t,
3 = c, l, u,
4 = d, m, v,
5 = e, n, w,
6 = f, o, x,
7 = g, p, y,
8 = h, q, z,
9 = i, r,
…..and then summed.

In South India, the numbers are assigned in the below format to alphabets.
1 = A, I, J,Q,Y
2 = B, K, R
3 = C, G, L, S
4 = D, M, T
5 = E, H, N, X
6 = U, V, W
7 = O, Z
8 = F, P
There is no assignment for the number 9.

The Arabic system of numerology is known as Abjad notation or Abjad numerals. In this system each letter of Arabic alphabet has a numerical value.
أ=1
ب=2
ج=3
د=4
ه=5
و=6
ز=7
ح=8
ط=9
ي=10
ك=20
ل=30
م=40
ن=50
س=60
ع=70
ف=80
ص=90
ق=100
ر=200
ش=300
ت=400
ث=500
خ=600
ذ=700
ض=800
ظ=900
غ=1000

Thus numerology had played a great role in the past and plays a great role in our present and would keep playing its role in our lives in the future. It has been seen that to reach great heights or to attract luck and lucre many people take help of numerology and often change their names to fit the numerological value.

Blessings,
High-Priestess Doris