Through recent researches in psychology, fear has been found to be very common in childhood, especially fears of the unknown. When a certain stimulus is experienced that is not favorable, the child has a tendency to develop a fear regarding that stimulus. In early childhood, specific situational phobias and social phobias develop and collide. This collision can cause a series of mixed emotions and perspectives regarding psychic abilities. At such a young age, a child is incapable of understanding the more simple processes associated with life, let alone the more complex and abstract processes associated with abilities performance and control. With a developing mind and lack of emotional control, a child is also incapable of any level of psychic stability.
Occasionally a trusted adult, particularly parents, out disbelief, negotiates a child into suppression fearing for their child, assuming they are either overly imaginative, which can cause social issues, or mentally unstable, potentially posing many issues immediately and later in life if not properly addressed. I recommend limiting conversations regarding psychic abilities. Keep conversations vague and never use associated terminology. Children remember a great deal and are likely to take newfound knowledge onto the playground and into the classroom. In almost all cases, it is best to promote suppression in younger children.
Suppressing an Out-of-Control Psychic Ability
Sometimes suppression is not addressed until after the ability is seemingly or obviously out of control. Signs of an out of control ability are not limited to sporadic and potentially dangerous psychic events. A professional child psychologist should immediately address emotional issues. I suggest limiting the information provided to the psychologist to social issues and problems at home. Divulging to much information regarding your child's out of control ability can result in severely compromising the child's care and recovery. Today many households resort to family meditation and even yoga to teach their children mental and physical discipline. Child psychologists also promote and advocate meditation and relaxation as a therapy for troubled, anxious and stressed children. Medication, such as anti-anxiety medication, may not help a child with a psychic ability at the root of their stress and anxieties as their issues are not clinical, rather they are situational. There are also many books tailored towards children that walk parents and children through realistic methods of dealing with and lowering stress. It is crucial for parents too regularly let their gifted child know that they are loved and accepted.
Suppressing a Psychic Ability Due to a Fear of Persecution
Children who fear persecution either disassociate from peers and teachers to hide their psychic ability or are teased because of events resulting from their ability. Teasing is nearly impossible to prevent or cease even with the help of parents and teachers. A parent cannot protect a child from these hurtful situations any more then they can protect a child from their ability, but with professional direction, they can teach their child methods to deal with social conflicts. Children will also tease for attention and peer acceptance, but in any case, if the parent over reacts in these matters the child is more likely too over react as well. Parents should remind the child that they are strong, smart and capable of handling the situation with the proper guidance. Encourage the child to talk about their concerns and remind them of their positive and very normal qualities and that they have a permanent place in the family as they may be feeling alienated on a regular basis.
Suppressing a Psychic Ability Due to a Fear of the Unknown
Whether the fear roots from a parent or the child, these fears are very common and are reasonable. Psychic abilities such as psychokinesis (metaphysical movement of objects) or Mediumship (seeing and or hearing the dead) cannot only be trying and dangerous, but also very frightening to the child, siblings, friends and especially parents. The child will in time turn to the parent for answers, but rarely do parents know how to respond. Upon the child announcing their ability, most parents will go through a stage of denial first, void of concern because they attribute the situation to the child's vivid imagination. Secondly, anger. After more time has passed, parents tend to attempt to talk their child out of mentioning their ability or in some cases mentioning or using their ability. This is the stage of bargaining.
After bargaining with no results, the parents will find themselves moving into a fourth stage, depression. Acceptance is the final stage, but is limited to those who have thoroughly researched their child's gift or have succeeded in bargaining the child into suppression until a later age. Acceptance is harder to reach for parents who believe their child is experiencing mental illness instead of experiencing psychic events. If you believe the child is not experiencing psychic events, be sure that the child is not simply looking for attention before subjecting them to counseling.
Side Effects of Suppression
So far, we have covered the results of not suppressing an ability. Now, we will address the side effects associated with suppression. Side effects associated with suppression can vary and manifest due to two main reasons. If the child is experiencing mental or physical side effects from suppression then the child has not correctly suppressed the ability. This can occur if the child has not learned the proper relaxation and mental techniques required to suppress. These side effects initially manifest themselves as emotional issues such as anxiety, depression, rage issues and more. These emotional issues in time will result in physical side effects. These side effects should be treated by a medical professional and taken very seriously as the side effects have the potential to become detrimental the child's health if left untreated.
Side effects pertaining to psychic events can vary based on the child's specific ability. Psychokinetic events can become more sporadic and volatile, while children with visual and auditory-based abilities can experience more vivid and disturbing effects. Effects can become very distracting and even frightening to the child resulting in the child acting out, having nightmares or experiencing sudden alterations in their personality. In moments of excitability, the child is exponentially prone to volatile psychic events if their ability is out of control either prior to or as a result of suppression. Relaxation and stress reducing techniques are crucial to reducing these moments. On the other hand, if suppression was successful the child should not be regularly informing the parent of events. Instead, once a year or less the child may mention a minor psychic event, but this is completely normal.
Steps to Address a Psychic Ability
Promoting meditation is the best way to suppress and control a child's psychic ability. Guided meditation is recommended. Parents can teach three main meditation methods to the child. The first method requires the child to lie down. The second method requires the child to sit instead of lying down. The third method is tailored more for children that have difficulty sitting or laying still. This method consists of the parent taking the child out for a nice walk. Allowing the child to control the conversation will provide better results. Allow the child to ask questions regarding their ability. Parents should keep answers vague and void of terminology. In time the child will reach a relaxed state of mind allowing them to look inwards and "let go" of the ability. As long as a child is fearful and stressed, suppression is impossible. Parents should involve their child in meditation for about ten to twenty minutes once a day, every day. Meditation should continue until suppression is obtained and meditation should always involve one adult to guide the child.
Preparing a Child for Adult Psychic Events
As the child grows, but their ability is suppressed, it is ok to educate the child regarding their ability. It is best to educate the child about their ability through science. For children with suppressed psychokinetic abilities realizing the scientific area to promote is simple, but for more psychical abilities, this can be confusing to the parent. Parents with child empathy should promote learning about emotions and sociology, child telepaths should learn about sociology and telecommunications such as computers and child mediums should learn about history, sociology and medical science. These fields will prepare a child for later years when they may wish to revisit their ability and enhance it in their teen years or adulthood. Parents should research the child's ability thoroughly so they understand how the ability works. This way, the parent can properly choose fields and study materials that relate to the child's ability.
With so many children online today, parents should keep an eye on the child's internet habits to make sure the child is not seeking enhancement through online resources if the parents deem the ability still unstable and unable to be controlled during enhancement. Enhancement with no control can be detrimental and cause life long side effects and hardships. The best age range to pursue abilities is ages eighteen to twenty-two.
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What You Don't Know About Ghosts - The Need for Para Ethics Among Paranormal Investigators and "Ghost Busters" By Theresa M. Kelly, MsD.
Warning: Please do not read this article if you have recently lost a loved one. The content below is based on paranormal experience, evidence and research and is not the belief of all paranormal investigators. The content below can be disturbing.
"Ghosts" or Spirits are made up of unstable atomic nuclei which loses energy, can decay, when exposed to radiation in the form of particles or electromagnetic waves. Allowing excessive electrical equipment near active sites during paranormal investigations can affect spirits in a harmful way.
It is unethical to allow excessive electrical equipment near an active paranormal site including electrical equipment for paranormal research and household electronics.
It is unethical to transport spirits from an active site unless they pose a threat.
It is ethical to locate a professional to help a spirit crossover.
Conscious and Alive
A spirit is a being that did not crossover shortly after the death of the physical mind and body. Reasons why the being did not crossover vary including confusion, duty, revenge or fear. Whether they may have been "good" or "evil" human beings during their physical lifetime is irrelevant because they were still Human beings.
While paranormal based laws and ethics can not be upheld with our current limited understanding and interaction with the spirits of the deceased, educating those who may or may not ever experience a paranormal event on the laws and ethics that should be upheld, when dealing with the living spirits of deceased physical beings, can prevent unnecessary suffering.
Why Para Ethics and Laws are Crucial
Those who do not crossover due to the fear of the unknown wander this world lost, depressed, sometimes angry, filled with regret or fearful of their chosen unknown. Some spirits may have turned down a passing to the other side due to a need or feeling of obligated duty to family or friends. Some spirits may deny their death or never realize their death at all leaving them confused or uncooperative. There are many reasons why a spirit does not crossover, but there are just as many reasons why they should have.
What would you expect in a world of living spirits with no law or order, with mixed personalities, those lacking in morals and those left vulnerable because of their morals. Spirits roam lost, uncertain of purpose or direction, unacknowledged by loved ones, scared, bitter and with no one to protect them.
Spirits are not only vulnerable to other entities, but to their atmosphere or rather the invisible world around them. Spirits are energy based, and living, and like all living beings they are seemingly mortal because the requirement for eternal life resides on the other side leaving spirits here low energy, weak, vulnerable and unstable.
As their deterioration advances the spirit become less and less capable of organizing thought, emotion, sensation and so forth until the deterioration is so highly developed that thought is rare, emotions are erratic and sensation is limited to the feelings associated with a slow, frightening bereavement. Eventually the soul is at rest when no energy remains to give the spirit its individuality and it once again becomes a part of the grand architecture of nature.
How You Affect Spirits
The antagonist that wears down a spirit most is radiation and everything emits radiation, even you. The exposure of radiation, magnitude and time exposed, determines the level of deterioration or decay of the spirit. Some forms of radiation that can affect a spirit include:
The human body has a small amount of naturally radioactive potassium.
Homes made out of stone, brick and adobe due to a small amount of natural radioisotopes.
Smoking results in a great deal of radiation because the tobacco leaf collects long-lived isotopes of air-born radon, like lead-210 and plutonium.
Natural and artificial light results in a great deal of radiation due to protons and electromagnetic waves etc.
Any and all electronics such as televisions, computers, microwaves, radios and cell phones.
Spirits at risk of advanced decay tend to stay in cool (to avoid heat radiation), dark (to avoid light radiation) and humid (to avoid static electricity and other potential electrical antagonists) spaces. This results in basements and under-maintenance or abandoned buildings to be the ideal place for a decaying spirit retreat. Spirits of many types can cause "cold spots," but cold spots are not a determinate of paranormal activity as cold spots can be caused by natural temperature variances such humidity.
Types of Spirits
General Presence – When a spirit may reside in a space, but does not have the effect of a haunting. General presence spirits tend to cause hair to stand up, shivering or slight chills and rare auditory events. Spirits of this type can occasionally move objects, but only inches. This type of spirit can be annoying at times, but is rarely every a threat of any kind. This can be a spirit with little to no rate of decay to a spirit with advanced decay. It is considered by Para Ethics to be unethical to exorcise this type of spirit as the spirit is non-threatening and removing the spirit from its current location can cause the further decay of the spirit.
Apparitions – A spirit that has been lost for a great deal of time that has deteriorated and only knows the difference between light and dark, can feel pain and express emotion. This is a type of spirit that even a medium can not speak with due to the spirits inability to function to such a degree. It is highly unethical to exorcise this type of spirit as relocation can result in the destruction of the spirit as they are vulnerable to almost all forms of radiation including sunlight and heat. This type of spirit is most commonly found in dark, cool and humid spaces.
Anniversary or Resident Spirits – Spirits who only appear on certain dates of the year or have been resident of a specific space for more then two generations. These spirits are traditionally non-threatening and therefore it is considered unethical to exorcise them unless they have proven to be a threat by causing a great deal of disturbances.
Haunting Presence – A genuine haunting consists of mild to heightened auditory events, psychokinetic events (where the spirit moves and throws objects, turns on electronics, shorts out electronics, cause fires, pushes or strikes a living person or cause heightened behavior modification/manipulation of those residing or visiting the space etc.). These hauntings can be the cause of a single spirit, several spirits or a poltergeist. It is not considered to be unethical to exorcise these types of spirits. In the case of a poltergeist, a demonic presence may be involved. As a result of this poltergeists should only be exorcised by a professional well versed in the paranormal and demonology.
Poltergeists – Demonic Presences - Poltergeists can be the result of several weakened spirits trapped in a location that contained a demonic presence prior to becoming trapped or after the fact. In this case the spirits individuality, that which separates one spirit of energy from another, may or may not have been decayed by the demonic presence and the accumulation or individual spirits are strengthened through demonic means causing extremely heightened psychokinetic events and full visual manifestations etc. This strengthening does not allow spirits to escape the trap because it results in the emotional, "mental" and atomic instability of the spirit ensuing confusion and erratic and violent behavior. Typically these locations are places that have a traumatic or horrifying history including horrific murders.
The average lifespan of a spirit that did not crossover following the death of its physical body varies due to:
The age of the deceased body, as the energy of the spirit weakens over the lifespan of the physical life.
The amount of exposure to antagonists throughout the life of the spirit.
The longest estimated lifespan of a spirit is roughly four-hundred years. The average lifespan of a spirit is estimated at two-hundred years. Sites and spaces with paranormal activity predating four-hundred years are typically a result of residue memories of decayed spirits, new spirits drawn to the area because it is and ideal retreat or the site may have an active poltergeist tied to a demonic presence in which case the demonic presence prolongs the essence of the spirits, but not their individuality.
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As in any field of study or discipline, branching is an important requirement in organizing and understanding specific rules and laws that may only apply to one sub-discipline, or in cross sub-disciplines, which would otherwise be lost in the ambiguity of one discipline.
Branching aims to describe complex phenomena (ESP and PK: in this case considered umbrella terms to refer to a plurality of sub-disciplines) through simpler phenomena in the hope of finding a Theory of Psi.
As each psychical sub-discipline is relative to scientific and or philosophical sub-disciplines, each psychical sub-discipline embodies its own specialized terminology and laws.
When attempting to approach complex phenomena (a wide range of phenomena under one discipline) without first approaching simpler phenomena (sub-disciplines), no distinguishing lines are made between them, whether only arbitrary and ambiguous or not, resulting in obscurity, misunderstanding, and the inertia of progression towards a Theory of Psi.
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The following is a summary of my hypothesis of the mechanisms involved in psi processes.
When an individual finds themselves in an urgent need (psi is theorized to be a evolutionary survival mechanism by most parapsychologists), I assume the psychophysiological stress caused by the ‘need’ results in oxidative stress in various areas of the body.
I assume this results in the increase of the amplitude of the ultra-weak biophotonic field around the individual (scientifically proven to exist) due to electrons in the body being lowered to the ground state where by emitting biophotons.
At this time, I assume the biophotons then detect diverse information in regards to the individual, the situation, and the environment via the quantum teleportation of information (communication of information at a distance between photons; a scientific possibility).
I then assume the biophoton energy is then converted into electrical energy (scientifically possible) and the information is then processed by the central nervous system, and sent through the memory areas of the brain (a parapsychological theory with a very solid basis) and shortly thereafter the information is consciously cognized by the individual.
This particular model assumes the process of receiving psi-based information through Clairvoyance. The same model can be used to describe ESP reception and transmission, and PK (e.g. 'environment, biophotonic field, CNS, memory, conscious awareness' or reverse 'conscious/subconscious intent, memory, CNS, biophotonic field, environment.')