THE REALITY OF NEGATIVE ENERGY & NEGATIVE ENTITIES
The "New Age" movement has once again made it fashionable to
be involved in occult practices. There have been other
periods in recent history when this has been the case, most
notably *fin de siecle* Europe (IE the 1890's) and more
recently the late Sixties "Age of Aquarius" which faded into
the "Me" decade and its plethora of self-help, "Human
Potential" organizations. This era did not truly die. The
"Me" decade became the age of the Yuppie, and the "New Age"
emerged from the human potential movement and handed
everyone out a crystal.
The main problem with the neo-Aquarian movement is that the
whole concept of evil is so blithely scoffed at. "There's
no such thing as evil," says the New Ager, "there is only
imbalance." This is a refrain you hear all the time, not
just from the practitioners, but from so-called channeled
entities. In this essay, I wish to show you that there is
something very dangerous in channeling, something which has
been ignored to the peril of not only the channelers, but
those who consult them.
In the 1890s, when mediumship was quite a fad, somebody
estimated that only 25% of the mediums were actually
contacting spirits. Fully 75% were charlatans, who used
elaborate and not-so-elaborate means to fake contacts with
spirits at seances. The famous magician Harry Houdini drew
large crowds to seminars he conducted to show people just
how the flim-flam artists conducted their phony seances.
There is evidence that much of the people who are
self-described channels are doing the same thing. "Ramtha",
the famous "channeled being of light", was shown to be a
fake on national television when 60 Minutes did an expose on
the former housewife in Oregon who "channels" him at $300.00
This, however, leaves 25% of authentic channelers, if you
use the old figures, which I suspect to be pretty true now
as it was in the Turn of the Century. And just as Dion
Fortune, one of the foremost occultists to come out of the
Order of the Golden Dawn, had warned about the mediums of
her day, I must sound anew a very important warning:
CHANNELING IS DANGEROUS, not only to the channel, but to
those who consult them as well.
Most channelled entities come from a facet of reality that
is woven, warp and woof, into the reality our physical
senses can penetrate. This realm is known to the Native
American as well as the Ancient Norse as the Middle World.
(Mitgard) These entities from here are people who once had
bodies but have died and for some reason have become lost
on their way to the "West".(the realm of the dead) They
crave the sensations of embodiment, and so they roam, trying
to find a living person they can possess for this purpose.
Channels "invite" these entities into themselves in their
quest for knowledge. And these entities are more than
willing to give them whatever "knowledge" they sense within
the conscious and subconscious dreams and hopes of their
living host, and create whatever personality they sense
their host would like, be it the personality of a starship
captain from Planet Zed, or an cranky ancient Egyptian
priest. These "earthbounds" are only as dangerous as their
embodied personalities were. Unfortunately, those humans
that wind up "earthbound" were usually mentally disturbed in
life, and this mental disharmony can cause mental damage to
even the most adjusted person who opens themselves up to
Even more dangerous is the fact that entities who never HAVE
had bodies and can truly be called "evil spirits" also make
themselves available to the potential channel. These
entities have been known since time immemorial as "demons,"
"devils," "pretas,"(Sanskrit: Hungry Ones), "kwaidan,"
(Japanese: Unquiet Spirits) "asuras," (Indo-persian:
Not-gods) "djinni" (Arabic: Demon) and "gan'n"(Teneh
Athapascan: Evil Spirit(of the mountains). In all cultures
that have practiced magic(k), these spirits were actively
guarded against. It is a relatively recent occurence that
some magicians and Wiccans have abandoned the warding
practices that have been used for millenia for protection
against them. The magick circle, unlike what Gerald Gardner
has claimed, is to keep these negative entities OUT, not to
keep the good magick in until it is cast, which although a
nice thought, is totally erroneous.
My next posts will deal with how to protect yourself, and how
a Power Animal or the Inner Teacher or Inner Shaman differs
from an outside entity.