**[ WHY SHAMAN'S SOUP BBS DOESN'T RUN CHANNELED MATERIAL ]** by Michelle Klein-Hass, SysOp
**[ WHY SHAMAN'S SOUP BBS DOESN'T RUN CHANNELED MATERIAL ]**
by Michelle Klein-Hass, SysOp, Shaman's Soup BBS--Sylmar, CA
Channeling has become a fad in recent years. First
Seth, then Ramtha, then a whole deluge of entities from
alien starship captains to Egyptians to an entity claiming
to be St. John the Revelator. "Channels," known to the
Spiritualism faddists of the 1890s and until recently as
mediums, speak in the voices of entities that may have lived,
or never have had bodies and live as "beings of light."
It was estimated at the height of the Seance craze that
75 to 80% of all mediums (and this is a very liberal estimate,
the percentage must have been higher) were fakes that knew
how to act the part of another being, and who (in those days)
knew how to rattle tambourines, chains, and other things to
make it seem like the spirits of the departed were there.
The famous stage magician Harry Houdini did whole shows which
debunked the phoney mediums, much like The Amazing Randi did
10 years ago during the height of Uri Geller's popularity.
I'll take an educated guess and say that the figure of 75 to
80 frauds out of a given 100 channelers is a good figure to
But what about the 20 to 25% of channels that are
authentically contacting discarnates? I believe that these
are the most dangerous ones of all. Though I do not discount
that maybe one or two of the many thousands of channelers may
actually be contacting benevolent beings (in the realm of the
Unseen, anything is possible) I believe that most authentic
channels are contacting one of three things:
1) Their subconscious, or their superconscious "higher self",
in any event contacting a part of themselves which, by calling
another name they have disassociated themselves from;
2) "Earthbound" souls of recently dead people who have lost
their way "home", or consciously do not wish to be dead. Many
crave the sensations of life in a human body, and decide to
enter another person's body to recapture the incarnate life;
3) Beings of negative energy which never have had bodies and
similarly crave that level of existence.
The latter two types of entities are dealt with in a
series of text files which are separate on Mysteria BBS under
the names NEGENTS.TXT, NEGENTS2.TXT, and NEGENTS3.TXT. They
are available on Shaman's Soup as the bulletin "Negative
Entities" in the Shaman's Conference, and as a bundled .ARC
file with the file you are now reading called CHNLDNGR.ARC.
This file is being distributed on other boards as well. If
you have received this file in the archive form, the other
files are right there. The former type of entity is part of
the channel themselves, and their information is meant for
the channel only.
So where does this lead us? Information from a phony
channel or a part of the channel's own mind is useless.
And information from an Earthbound or a negative entity
is not only untrustworthy, but can be downright dangerous.
This is why I have made it the policy of my board to not run
anything I know to be channeled material. I might pass up
something that may very well come from, shall we say, a
"higher" source. But then again, I will spare all of the
users of my board a source of usually fraudulent, mostly
useless, and sometimes even dangerous information.
Thank you for understanding,
Michelle Klein-Hass (Chihacou White Puma)
Shaman's Soup Central
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