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I was scared off long ago.
Published on August 31, 2006 By adnauseam In Religion
I blogged the other day and said that the Supernatural was anathema to me. I had a very frightening experience when I was younger and I denied any Supernatural acknowledgement after that. Here's my short story:

I was 20 years old (this is almost 40 years ago!), and my girlfriend at the time became friendly with people who belonged to a Spiritualist church. I attended a service or two and found it quite unnatural---the seances and the belief in the after-life boggled my mind. Here was a church devoted to communicating with the dead! It was deadly serious--not your ouija board stuff--but it frightened me.

At one time I was invited to a meeting with a famous psychic. There were a lot of people there and every word she spoke ("I am in contact with your father, Mary, do you have a message for him?), that sort of thing, freaked me out. After the meeting, our contacts having organised the event, I was introduced to the psychic. Her words to me were something like: " I felt your presence tonight and know that you are one of the chosen ones who can interpret messages and communicate with the departed."

Do you know that I did not sleep for a month after that (real macho huh?), because I thought my room was full of spirits. I was genuinely frightened and had nothing to do with that church ever again.

I know there are times that we all have premonitions and sometimes, co-incidentally, a thought or scenario in our minds may turn real, and I wonder whether any Joeusers have had these experiences. More importantly, how do you feel about the Supernatural?

Cynical and serious comments welcome.

Comments (Page 1)
on Aug 31, 2006
Do you know that I did not sleep for a month after that (real macho huh?), because I thought my room was full of spirits. I was genuinely frightened and had nothing to do with that church ever again.


Doing a sequel to Ghost I see. Whoopinauseum?

on Aug 31, 2006
Glad you learned your lesson, stay away from the darkside. I am not sure if the word Supernatural is correctly associated with the word Spiritual. I am not even sure if there is such a thing as Supernatural, unless ofcourse if you are listening to something by Carlos Santana. I used to look at the anaemic and pasty faces of the goths and witches and practitioners of Theosophy, along with the scary brothers in Free Masonry and the church of Mormon, and wonder, now my skin just crawls, stay away from the night, keep your eyes towards the light. Peace.
on Aug 31, 2006
Thanks Doc,
I have to write, after all. And it was serious.
on Aug 31, 2006
To Aeryck,
Yes, and stay sane.
on Aug 31, 2006
I'm trying but this type of thread keeps reminding me of the darkness. I think you will also find that the word church/ekklesia does not really mix well with Spiritualist; they are not of the same family. Certain modern movements, ie: The Church Growth Movement, and the Emergent Church have not made such a clear division, and along with the Ecumenical Unification between the different denominations and world religions, the distinction has all but disappeared. Perhaps you thread has a lot more potential than I reaolized. Excuse my hasty judgment. Peace.
on Aug 31, 2006
1st off Ad may i apologise for what I am about to say here, I know this is your blog, but Eric has thrown a spanner in the works of which he knows nothing.

My answer to your question is below.

This here is for Eric:

Glad you learned your lesson, stay away from the darkside. I am not sure if the word Supernatural is correctly associated with the word Spiritual. I am not even sure if there is such a thing as Supernatural, unless ofcourse if you are listening to something by Carlos Santana. I used to look at the anaemic and pasty faces of the goths and witches and practitioners of Theosophy, along with the scary brothers in Free Masonry and the church of Mormon, and wonder, now my skin just crawls, stay away from the night, keep your eyes towards the light. Peace.


The Spiritualist churches I have been to are not at all like that Eric.

The Spiritualist Churches believe in Light and Love, not the dark.

They do not practice dark arts or witchcraft and are not goths, these are something totally different.

If you have not tried it DO NOT KNOCK IT, at least have the curtesy to check it out before you make such comments that mix up three entirely differnt forms of beliefs . Goths and witches are not spiritualists.
(You are after all knocking someone elses religion.)

As for witches, you have all sorts of different "religious " beliefs not just black practice. Wicca is not evil or dark.It is about light, love, nature, the earth the moon etc and much much more. (Feel free to add or correct if you are wiccan)

The Goths are ( I believe) facsinated with the dark, and death? (I stand to correction) I do not knock what they do, I cannot, I have not tried it.

As for the supernatural, contact Ray MacCauley and ask him about Demons! I was a member of his church and was lead down the road of fighting demons and casting out demons etc by my local cell group! they are real and bloody awful!

One night I had been in prayer for over 3 hours, prostrated on the ground, a huge weight came down on me and started to crush me. I fought it with prayer, the only thing I saw was a pair of red eyes darting under the bed! The curtains were stripped open! I was put under attack for my prayers. They are real and supernatural.

Do not advise people what do do if you have not investigated these things and know nothing about them. IE your advice to AD to stay away from the night, implying spiritualism is dark.

Spiritualism is a religion, do not put it down, I, we and they do not knock yours or my Christianity.

Wicca is a religion and practice witchcraft which involves spells etc using nature etc. It is so much more than what you think, nothing evil there believe me.

Christianity is not necessarily the RIGHT religion and should tolerate other religions, by not doing so you begin to mimic the Islamic Religion Extremists.

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To answer your question Ad yes I have had a supernatural experience a few in fact I will tell you about one only.

My brothers 4 month old boy died of cot death. I went up for the funeral and stayed with him and his family. I slept in the kids bedroom. The 2 boys shred a bed while I had the other bed.

At the foot of the bed was a toy box. I was lying on my stomach sleeping and woke to hear someone scratching in the toy box. I turned and saw a women with long black hair in a flowing dress looking for toys, on sensing my waking and turning she "wafted" out of the room. I jumped up and ran to my sister inlaws bed to check on her, thinking it was her, she was fast asleep.

I told them about it in the morning and she (sis inlaw) went to the toy box to have a look, she couold not find the littleones (David) special little soft toy, she searched the house, the garden, the cars, it could not be found, to this day it was never found.

Love, light and peace to you
on Aug 31, 2006
I had a near death experience once.. and being me, I took the opportunity to satire it here at JU. ;~D http://parated2k.joeuser.com/index.asp?AID=90722
on Aug 31, 2006
Excuse my hasty judgment. Peace.


Your hastily added after thought does not excuse your judgements.

Go to the churches and attend services before you make judgements. This would be my advice to you.
on Aug 31, 2006
Are you finished already ?   

I hope you don't give this sort of advice out for money. Cause you would have the whole country waltzing to 'It's Witchcraft' by Robbie Williams.
on Aug 31, 2006
Are you finished already ?

I hope you don't give this sort of advice out for money. Cause you would have the whole country waltzing to 'It's Witchcraft' by Robbie Williams.


You cannot admit when you are wrong can you?

You preach at every opportunity you get. You run away from answering questions, by closing threads and ignoring them.

You only see what you want to see Eric and nothing else. You are quick to judge if it does not fit in with your way of thinking. you are closed minded.

You may be seeking enlightenment by studying religions, but you will never attain enlightenment if you do not open yourself more to seeing other view points and checking out the "opposition" religions" instead of just criticising (spelling?) them and putting them down, knocking them so to say.

on Sep 01, 2006
I've been involved in many "spiritual" churches that had nothing to do with God's spirit at all. We must be very careful because there is alot of deception out there in the name of church. Satan's masterful deception is to appear in the guise of an angel of light. Two scriptures that I think of often helped me during those times....

"Beloved believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God, because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know you the spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God. And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God.." 1 John 4:1

"Such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. There it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works." 2 Cor 11:13-15.

These teachers, Satan's servants, appeared as preachers of righteousness.

We are told to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves for a reason. Satan is a clever devil.

on Sep 01, 2006
I think that anyone who wants to believe in the supernatural will come across an unnatural phenomenon,and someone who's not even aware of it,wont feel a thing.
Its just the matter of believing,
I've never come across anything supernatural and I dont want to,it'll just scare the hell out of me.
Trust me, I couldnt watch television for a week after the movie Ring.
on Sep 01, 2006


To anyone advocating the occult or anything connected with it should know the following: Leviticus chapter 19 verse 31 - "Regard them not that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God"

This term "familiar spirits" - These are evil spirits impersonating dead human beings, and attaching themselves only to mediums and those who give up their will to them.
A dread reality is provided against by these enactments. See chapter 20 verse27, Deuteronomy 18:10-12, 1 Chronicles 10:13-14, Isaiah,8:19.
The Hebrew word Ob, borrowed from an Akkadian word, Ubi,= a charm,used of one who was mistress of the spell, or spirit Isaiah 29:4.
Also see Acts16:16, where it is defined as "a spirit of Python" (Pythius Apollo), Satan. Satan that old serpent, the devil, also known as Apollyon, the little horn, the king of tyre, the dragon, the son of perdition, the wicked one, the man of sin, and so on. Stop fooling around with this crap.

yer pal, Orionsbelt77
on Sep 01, 2006
If you have not tried it DO NOT KNOCK IT,


You know, I was about to write an article condemning cannibals, but you're right. I should chop up a few folk and make a nice stew first before I make up my mind. There may be something to it. Let's see, whose attributes around here do I want for my own...?

on Sep 01, 2006
Have you had any supernatural experiences?


I’ve seen my spirit guide. One night, when I was lying awake in my bed, I suddenly felt a great sense of weightlessness and lightness. I began to look around my room, viewing it as if I was sitting upright in my bed. Yet bizarrely, I saw that my head was still on the pillow. I couldn’t lift my head, and it felt as though my physical body was weighed down, or paralised. Yet I was looking around the room, seeing everything very clearly.

I saw a light shining down onto my body. I also felt the distinct presence of somebody standing next to my bed. I turned around, (via my awareness / consciousness / spirit, or whatever it is), expecting to see Jesus standing there. But it wasn’t Jesus. It was an old man with a friendly face. He smiled at me.

I look at him, somewhat amazed, and cherished this new perspective for a minute or two. Then, I suddenly snapped back into my physical body, as if an elastic band had snapped. The light over my body disappeared, and I could no longer see the bloke standing there next to me. I could now lift my head, which felt extremely heavy in compassion to my previous state. It was like my body was covered in lead. (This was back to the normal physical state). I turned around and went to sleep, content in the knowledge that I’d just had my first psychic experience.
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