Wednesday, 6 April 2016
FROM OUR TREATMENT-CASE FILES 2004-2015
For more than 20 years now we are trying to help people who are suffering under specific forms of spiritual harassment or molestation.
Being trained over the years in the most techniques to bring any help to these subjects, it is specifically our own area of activity regularly bringing us in contact with them.
Many who are concerned are spiritual scholars. At a certain point on their spiritual journey they suddenly start to sense, detect something they describe mostly as a strange presence or energy within them. They don’t feel whole or ‘one’ anymore but ‘twice’ so to speak and from then on the complex develops into different degrees of realness.
Scholars of Spirituality are a large group among the concerned, but by far not the only ones. Our selected examples were all at least not specifically coming from this area of activity.
Our help is pro bono even though many have to be treated in the following over weeks and months.
I am talking about so called entity-, or spiritual possessions (not to mix up with ‚demonic possessions’) – or in German ‚occupations’.
Most of you will have an idea about what I am referring to but because it is anyway hard to describe a norm within it I will come back to my selected examples to explain what can happen if one is chosen to suffer under these sometimes inner, sometimes outer forms of ,disturbances’, sometimes both.
I was confronted with the huge need for help in this sector when I for the first time was involved when so called RSPK- or Poltergeist-energy havocked a befriended family of mine.
I was quite young and not even in my adolescence. But this case should not be the only one I would encounter during the last 30 years.
I fully started to offer help during my study time in Frankfurt simply by hanging out a note at the University and the cases coming did all confirm the immense need for help by the involved parties.
To become possessed sometimes by one, sometimes by more entities, intruding the inner and/or outer personal space can happen on a subjective perception-level or objectively in the physical space also. Then it is called ,infestation’ usually and is like all forms of disturbance a huge psycho-sociological issue, from time to time developing additional psychiatric implications eventually also.
Psychiatry is believed to be able to help in the first place, but is rarely dealing satisfyingly with the patient’s needs and what they are going through and so they are usually ejected from the health-system early and sent back into their homes very quickly.
But still Psychiatry is for many the only health-sector they’re looking for help at as long as they do not feel too stigmatized by what’s happening and prefer more to withdraw from any possible help, frightened to be called insane, being full of shame anyway.
These forms of shameful retreat naturally strengthen the disturbances.
The informal energy feeding the processes has to flow off, that’s why any ask for help is the first step into the right direction.
Actually Psychiatry knows the frightening experiences I am talking about, but deals with them single-sided. ‚Bedroom visitor’-phenomenon it is called within Psychiatry and defined as a sleeping disorder. Admittedly many of the below described activities do actually take place during early sleeping- or wakeup-phases.
But for many these irritating up to terrorizing experiences in the bedroom are only a start for an ordeal that enters more and more their personal space and everyday lives.
These patients stay usually completely sane and are fully able to abstract the strangeness of what is going on.
Psychiatry in the contrary defines persons developing alleged ‘hallucinations’, like our ‘occupied’ patients, as ‘dissociative split personalities’. ‘DSP’-patients live in a more or less completely shut-off own world though, influenced by strange unseen radiation and energies they suspect to control or poison them and so forth.
They sense their occupying presences to different degrees but are very aware and clear about what is going on with them. Nevertheless Psychiatry usually tends to treat them in the same manner psychotics would be treated - with strong ataractics.
Most of the concerned subjects escape this kind of treatment early with no alternatives offered to them.
Consequently they fall into the traps of self-styled healers depleting them financially and create additional harm. With early and unproven theories they infect the minds of the patients who sometimes willingly accept their explanations in their need for help and start that way to spill the original reasons with additional and false complexes.
In the end they leave behind an even more deranged subject mostly with no treatment results although hundreds or even thousands of euros/dollars had been paid.
Unfortunately that happens regularly.
Below we have chosen three exemplary cases from our files that mirroring also a peculiar and alarmingly growing subtheme within the complex: more and more cases have a clear sexual character. They play more and more an important role in the strange and disturbing experiences patients have.
This aspect of course even worsens the difficulty for the patient to talk about.
Moreover we have to find out where the reasons for this development are coming from.
Is only a sexually overloaded society or media-environment (internet, TV) responsible? And where is the cut-set with possible ethereal origins of the intruders?
Fact is that internet forums have developed excessively as an information market. Related forums are flooded by hundreds of people seeking for help or informational exchange.
And still there will be a large number of unreported cases of course as well, but at least the web provides anonymity and the awareness they’re not alone.
For this publication we now specifically have chosen three cases that couldn’t be solved fully. We hope that they will provide models for discussion for possible successful future approaches to help.
Compared with the disturbing cases 2 and 3 the first one seems to be even ‘harmless’, but had some really surprising characteristics and an intriguing complexity with a lot of interesting implications.
So please prepare your horizons now to be broadened by something that is deeply irritating, if not right-out frightening and tormenting reality for some on a daily basis.
FROM OUR SPIRITUAL TREATMENT CASES 2004-2015
(personal information had to be altered to secure the patients anonymity)
Case 1: JIM WENT THROUGH THE ‘THE DOORS’
In the year 2004 I was present when during a spiritual practice a young woman suddenly collapsed, fell to the floor, cramped and spoke in a strange language – something between English and German. Not being sure what was going on I watched her friend jumping from her seat and hastily approaching the trembling lady on the floor, putting her hand under the head of the collapsed asking her: ‚Jim, is it you!?’
Having been introduced earlier to this lady telling me she’d be a ‚newbie’ I was doubting now that this necessarily was a sudden breakthrough of a let’s say meaningful spontaneous mediumistic episode.
Being responsible as the then trainer for transpersonal experiences, I was relieved that after a short conversation between the two ladies the strange language turned back into regular German and after she stood on her feet again I addressed her to find out what was going on.
For all our meetings and training sessions participants have to sign a form, confirming they are not suffering under any dissociative states caused by illness or are neither involved in any kind of psychiatric treatment, nor suffering under any grave personal crisis.
Unfortunately not everybody is always telling the truth and so the poor lady revealed to me that she had come actually seeking for answers what was going on with her for many years at that time. Let‘s call her Christine in this article. She was in her mid-thirties when we met.
And this is what she told me: ‘When I was in my 20ies I had a difficult relationship with a boyfriend. When he left me I broke down and at the then upcoming weekend I wanted to go to a music festival to celebrate my pain away.
I was really silly. Everybody was on LSD and I took a good dose as well. I was putting ecstasy onto it as well and later I took even more LSD and alcohol. I didn’t sleep for the whole weekend and realized suddenly that I wasn’t getting tired. After the weekend I was like fired up, restless and at that point my friends started to report me seeing things that weren’t there.
I totally dropped out. I went lost for two weeks and I believe I haven’t slept at all during that time. After 2 weeks my parents broke into my apartment and drove me to the hospital.
Already in the days before something really strange happened. I was losing more and more control and was yelling and screaming around in my flat or out of the window. I wanted to invite total strangers to come up to my apartment.
Suddenly somebody was talking to me from behind. I turned around and there was Jim Morrison.
It was him! In person! As we know him from TV-documentaries about the legendary Rock-Band `The Doors’. And he talked to me. Somehow very calmly he explained to me that I was in a dangerous state and that I should immediately cancel my invitation to these guys on the street. Even though I was so manic I realized something like a strong mystic presence attracting me somehow. And there was also even a rest of an idea about how strange it was having Jim Morrison with me. But my fascination was bigger! I cancelled my invitation to the boys on the street and turned back to Jim.
He explained to me he had to come, because I was the incarnation of his former girlfriend in the seventies and that I had taken too many drugs at once and that I should calm down and that help was on the way. He said he knew the situation well and that he had it multiple times with her as well. It felt as if he was physically present.
Then my parents suddenly appeared and took me to the clinic!
The moment I recognized them, Jim had disappeared.
In the clinic they put me asleep and I slept nearly 36 hours. When I woke up I still was tired but everything seemed back to normal.
After a talk with a doctor I was sent home. My parents were very much worried wanted to talk to me and kept me pretty busy, but already within one or two days or so I found notes in my flat I hadn’t written. I first thought they came from my parents. But they were all signed ‘Jim’ or ‘J.M.’.
From these notes I had to learn that I was obviously suffering under a kind of absences, trance-like states in which Jim was overtaking somehow my body to communicate to me via these notes. Suddenly an intimate kind of feeling was coming up - me and Jim Morrisson!? I talked to nobody about that. And he took advantage of every nap to write to me. His messages were mostly advices or instructions how to deal with challenges in front of me. But his admiration and Love for me he expressed always as well!
Quickly Jim became more and more present again. He behaved like a fatherly friend always giving good advices. His Love was of a pure nature and had no sexual undertones. We never stopped to write notes to each other. We used a notebook (made of paper) where we shared our messages. I was writing in my own handwriting but Jim was writing in excessive letters, mostly using a red pencil. Quickly the first note-book filled up and we started another.
More and more his presence became natural, and sometimes I even saw and heard him talking to me, even when I was fully awake and present.
Then at a certain point in time it started to unnerve me. It was as if somebody had moved into my flat to live there with me. But I wasn’t interested in a second person living in my flat, specifically not somebody acting like Mr. Wisenheimer.
He more and more demanded me listening to him. I couldn’t avoid him intruding so into my personal, even intimate life.
So we argued about the music I wanted to listen to in the evenings and we argued about my boyfriends. That became difficult anyway, to hide the presence of Jim from my friends.
It all became extremely difficult for me, having this guy with me all the time.
It all became a big mess again.
With the time everybody in my environment again started to realize something wasn’t right with me and my hidden relationship with Jim was going to disturb all my social activities and I began to withdraw myself from everything.
In the end there was only Jim and I left arguing.
It took more than a year I opened to a friend of mine, the lady that had jumped to help me. We went back to the hospital. But the doctors and therapists again only wanted to interfere with medication that made me so tired that not Jim vanished, but me. Their theory seemed to be that when they sedated me, Jim would go to sleep as well and leave.
But he did not. He is still with me.
What can I do!?
Can you help me?’
Of course the story was fascinating and I had never heard of a comparable story before but I needed to be careful. The biggest mistake mostly made in occupation-cases is to strengthen the entity instead of getting rid of it. Having such pitfalls in mind and being trained from my professions as a nurse, pedagogue and by previous cases I offered her to try one or two alternative ‘release’ techniques on her. Additionally no other help was anyhow in sight for Christine.
Past cases had clearly shown that docking points for the subtle intruders oftentimes could be found hidden within the patients themselves. So the first treatment-steps always have to circle around the patient solely and illuminate personal historical, psycho-emotional and social issues. Breaking through the silence and the circle of shame in the first place and look for help eventually lets already energies flow off - in different degrees - and brings first release to the patient. The anamnesis and interviewing techniques used in Psychoanalysis and in the Holistically Client Centered Therapy induced even further release within Christine.
Talking for many hours, buried personal and family issues were excavated, emotional harm played a role and it was interesting to observe, like in many other cases, how her own statements again and again put us on the trail identifying psychological complexes suspect of having a connection with the intruder’s access to Christine’s life. These items were intensively discussed and partially released also.
For example became Christine more and more aware how much she actually was suffering still under her father’s inability to make her feel loved or cared for.
Remember that ‘Jim’s’ main attitudes were caring for Christine’s well-being and his enduring love for his deceased girlfriend ‘incarnated’ within Christine.
The intensive interviews very much helped the situation. Christine was not anymore alone in dealing with the intruder and was gaining strength by her increasing ability to decipher possible connections to her own life decreasing the impression to deal with something totally out of hand. Gaining much more personal balance that way the arguing with Jim about personal belongings was getting less frequent. The more self-aware and responsible of her own life she became, the less reason to interfere had ‘Jim’. Her absences moved towards zero. The written notes became rarer.
She achieved ‘to have Jim totally forgotten’ from time to time and concentrated firmly on things she over the years had lost totally out of sight. Daily routines in interests, hobbies and friends returned. Jim from time to time ‘complained about being neglected’ in their both ‘relationship’ in his messages and Christine’s dreams.
At that point the treatment should put more weight onto strengthening Christine’s personality also subliminally and we introduced hypnosis. Bringing her into deeply relaxed states she received strong verbal suggestions about filling-out her own body form fully, to rest strongly and self-confident within herself, to be able to shoulder all life’s challenges, and to be strong through understanding, in a new age of adulthood finally beginning.
Understanding the dynamics responsible for her self-destructive behavior, many coming from undealt-with family-affairs, made her overcome them and grow a lot at that point of the treatment.
But ‘Jim Morrison’ still was there. He lurked in the background, she could still ’feel’ or ‘sense’ his presence.
Earlier I hoped Jim Morrison to be a purely subconsciously created substitute for a lacking role-model ‘father’, in an emergency situation overtaking ‘fatherly’ or caring duties.
At that point around 10-12 sessions and nearly 5 or 6 months were behind us.
Being pretty confident from what had changed a last final treatment routine we discussed to make the entity finally leave.
Already pretty well accustomed to the suggestive routines induced by my voice and speech-mannerisms it was time to talk to ‘Jim’ now directly - in Christine’s deepest hypnotic state available!
As mentioned before, we in so far entered an admittedly ‘dangerous’ ground here because techniques like this can very much fire back not knowing how to do it properly. The moment the therapist loses control over the conversation - shows weak- or helplessness, he quickly could become outplayed by the entities wits or subversive elusiveness and everything achieved could turn into an even bigger mess!
But Jim was receptive towards my attempts to contact him and seemed eager to express his positions. He spoke calmly through the entranced Christine.
Classical ‘Spirit Rescue’-treatment as we know it from the techniques of Wickland, Fiore or Naegeli-Osjord usually follows the survivalist principle.
The classical treatment form goes that way: Utilize the therapists committed will to help both involved parties (the occupied and the occupant) purposefully, combine it with focused and strong suggestive formula and persuasive rhetoric tactics and thus make the havoc creating intruder unavoidably comprehend its momentary ‘wrong state’, its ‘sticking’ in between two dimensional planes, of the living and the dead, and finally lead the ‘disoriented spirit’ towards the light to ‘release it’ and make it leave the patient.
According to the release-techniques plan, the entity in the following understands it is occupying a wrong ‘bio-form’, creating harm for both involved. It turns towards ‘the tunneled light’, into which it then leaves, remorseful but happy. That’s the plan!
In reality it usually does not at all work that way - the occupying spirits we encountered in more than 2 decades were nasty and strong, self-confident and regularly right out brash and challenging, knowing exactly what they wanted.
Anyway, in Christines case ‘Jim’ beheld his moral attitude during the conversations and explained that the way he was connected to Christine had nothing to do ‘with going into the light’. He said his spirit did that already more than once, but that there was a connection between him and Christine we couldn’t understand from our momentary perspective and that his presence was a good one for her and was triggered by her need for help.
He mentioned for example, that re-incarnation is actually happening, but not in a time-related order as we understand it. It all had to do with systemic connections within conscious awareness-systems, he claimed.
Her alarming state had influenced the order of karmic connectedness between the spiritual planes and that a certain necessary agenda in Christine’s situation had urgently to be activated through him, because the situation was starting to endanger or even harm her. That Christine was at the same time his alleged ‘former girlfriend’ was another expression for that time-line unrelated interconnectedness between complex conscious systems human beings and beings like him were part of.
After several hours of conversation he confirmed Christine’s recovery so far and promised to turn into a state of withdrawal as much as possible. He reasonably understood and accepted as well Christine’s will and right to live undisturbed in a feeling of spiritual oneness.
At that time Christine’s relationship to the strange intruder had totally changed.
She was in peace and had learned to understand Jim more and more as a positive inner aspect, an honest mentor in times she needed consulting.
And the more she had processed her personal history, understood her psycho-emotional dynamics within her social environment and taken her life in her own hands, the less Jim interfered.
Christine was soon able to find a new relationship and started into a new job she has until today. For the following years from time to time she visited me until I lost her out of sight. Sometimes friends see her at her working place and she sends me a ‘hello’!
Within so called ‘spirit-rescue’ treatment or ‘clearings’, also ‘cleansings’, our experiences clearly show, that the classical ‘release’-technique isn’t as easily successfully executed as for example Wickland’s or Fiore’s classic books do imply.
Much more realistic in our opinion are the very much more differentiated relations between concurring spirits in one’s mind described for example in Naegeli-Osjord’s book ‘Occupation and Infestation’. Naegeli was a psychiatrist in Switzerland dealing alternatively with forms of spiritual disturbance.
Having brought this case to rest it is now time to enter the darker zones of interaction between spirits and men. This time the survivalist prejudice stands more in the focus of things, but with unnerving and haunting characteristics and implications.
STAY TUNED FOR PART 2/3