Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Doppelganger, Poltergeist and Ghost...Oh, My!

Doppelganger is a German term for "double walker". Some gypsies call the double a "fetch" or a "waft". Some Wiccans call this occurrence of seeing oneself an "etheric double" or a "wraith".

If you believe in doppelgangers then everyone on earth has a spirit double somewhere. There is an old superstition that if you see your doppelganger, you will die.

The famous Goethe believed he saw his doppelganger while out riding. Goethe didn't die for many years, but years later he realized he was wearing the same clothing as his doppelganger years before. Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley allegedly saw his double and died from drowning shortly after seeing the apparition.

Poltergeist is a "noisy spirit" that goes bump in the night...or day. This physical manifestation can be harmlessly annoying or deadly. In the scientific world, Poltergeists are generally portrayed as malevolent, disruptive, mischievous, and unusually noisy and unwelcome entities.

This type of paranormal activity has been reported since Medieval times, and to this day scientists debate the causes of Poltergeist activity occurrences. Characteristic activities may include flying objects, foul odors, loud noises, banging, pounding, unexplained electrical light activities, to apparitions.

Ghosts are considered the spirit of the dead, capable of becoming visible apparitions like wispy smoke, a translucent form, or a realistic life-like vision. The deliberate attempt to contact the spirit of a deceased person is done by a necromancer, or through a séance.

Regardless of labels, it is clear that every culture has a word for the supernatural beings. The synonym spooky is a Dutch loan word, akin to Low German spôk (of uncertain etymology); it entered the English language via the United States in the 19th century. Alternate words in modern usage include spectre (from Latin spectrum), the Scottish wraith (of obscure origin), phantom (via French ultimately from Greek phantasma.

Here is a Amulet/Charm Blessing that can protect you from the mischievous ghosts and other things that haunt you.

1. Hold the chosen amulet or charm between your hands.
2. Visualize a blue light of protection around your body.
3. Once you've achieved a full body bubble of light, you're ready.

I instill blue light, love and life
I give you plan, purpose and sight
Raise a shield to protect me
So mote it be, do as I ask of thee

Wear this charm or amulet at all times.

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