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Disproving the Existence of the Other Side

Halloween 2013, another season of ghost huntings and paranormal investigations mainly to prove or disprove the existence of the ‘Other Side.’

Every time the mainstream media set an interview with me (as metaphysical counselor) about these stuff on paranormal activities, I always make it a point that “whatever explanations I do, I have no intention to convince people but mainly sharing my thoughts and knowledge about the reality of the meta-physical (beyond physical).”

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Paranormal Beyond Normal (Q and A with Rey T. Sibayan)

SONY DSCA group of Psychology students of Lyceum posted this interview with Rey T. Sibayan for their thesis about the PARANORMAL (transcribed by the students themselves).

The CASUAL interview was conducted last January 2008 and posted at Japinoy.com forum on February 2008 titled Paranormal Beyond Normal.

The topic received 443 replies since the first posting in February 1, 2008.

Sa anong edad at paano niyo natuklasan na may ganyan kayong kakayanan?

Rey Sibayan: Bata pa, actually, hindi ko naman alam yun eh. I dream a lot. Meaning, I imagine. Halimbawa, kung anong gusto ko, iniimagine ko, nangyayari. Actually, lahat tayo pwede gawin yun eh. It’s a visualization. It’s one way of programming your mind na, although di pa nangyayari ngayon, but you believe and you feel na mangyayari, mangyayari yun in the future… You control the situation of your life. Meaning, ipinoprogram mo siya in your mind. In fact, while programming that in your mind, you are creating it sa ibang reality. Which is not on this reality. Kasi, if you believe there are other realities, other dimensions, the spirit world, the absolute reality, then, you are creating it sa reality na yon. Then, saka siya magmamanifest sa physical… yun lang, nung bata. Siguro mga elementary grade. Then, saka lang ako naging conscious na ganitong ginagawa ko, mga after graduation na. But I always use my mind. Meron yung time na, halimbawa, nagmamadali ka, tinignan mo yung traffic light. Ipoprogram mo yung traffic light in your mind. Kung gusto mo siya mag-stop kaagad, kahit hindi pa niya time, pwede mong gawin yun. O kaya, telepathy naman. Kausapin mo yung isang tao with your mind. Ipoprogram mo yung isang tao with your mind… Dati, hindi ko alam telepathy pala yun. Pero, nagstart talaga ako nito, 1998. And I gather these information: about paranormal, what is psychic phenomena, everything… and there’s no such thing as paranormal, everything is normal.

Sino ang mga tao o anong mga bagay ang nakaimpluwensiya na mainvolve kayo sa paranormal na bagay?

Rey Sibayan: What if I tell you, hindi sila tao? What if I tell you they are nonphysical beings? Well, sabihin na natin, if you believe in angels, maybe, kasama sila, and other unseen beings. And if you believe there is God. Kasi maraming experiences na hindi maipaliwanag, dreams, you can see ghosts, may nangyayari sa inyo na para sa inyo coincidences. But, infact, there is no such thing as coincidence. Everything is at the right timing. Meaning, kung ano yung nangyayari sa buhay mo ngayon, nakaprogram na yun. Depende sa consciuosness mo, depende sa isip mo… skeptic.

May pagkakataon po ba na dumating sa inyong buhay na gusto niyo na itigil lahat ng bagay na may kinalaman sa paranormal dahil naging sobrang delikado na?

Rey Sibayan: Ba’t naman delikado? (yung parang nananakit na? ayaw na kayong tigilan…) No. Nagiging delikado kung di mo alam ang gagawin mo. And, natatakot ka pag di mo alam kung ano yun. So, you fear of the unknown. So para mawala yung fear mo sa unknown, alamin mo yung unknown. Para maging known sayo. Ba’t ka pa matatakot? You know how to deal with them… Meron isang multong nagpakita sayo, at bigla kang tinakot. Kung hindi mo alam yun, di mo alam gagawin mo, siyempre matatakot ka. Ngayon, kung alam mo na, kung paano mo siya idideal, paano mo siya kakausapin… siguro doon sa ibang mga tao na they don’t now what to do, so, kailangan kumonsulta sila sa mga mas nakakaalam. Eto pa, based sa experience ko to eh, yunng mga multo kasi, mostly yung mga multo mga souls yan eh, diba, ng mga namatay. If you believe there is a life after death, when you body dies, your life will be eternal. Because you’re a soul, you’re a spirit. Ngayon, ang nangyari niyan kasi, kaya yung ibang nagmumulto, because di sila pinapansin. Pati mga realtives niyo, halimbawa, nagpapakita sila, meron silang gustong sabihin sayo, di mo pinapansin, di ba, ang sama ng epekto nun sayo. As a relative nung mga buhay, dahil patay ka na eh. Halimbawa, ako, patay na ko. Magpapakita ako dun sa isang anak ko, di ako pinansin, meron lang akong sasabihin, ba’t naman di mo papansinin? Malay mo yung sasabihin mo makatulong sa kanila. (Bakit may ghosts na nananakot?) May mga ghost na nananakot because gusto nila makakuha ng atensyon, or, dahil takot ka. Alam kasi nila kung takot ka eh. Para bang, nakikipaglaro lang sayo, binibiro ka, “Takot satin to, takutin nga natin.” Ganun. (Kunwari po namatay kami, may kakayanan din ba kaming manakot?) Of course, because you can. Nasa ibang dimension ka na eh. Pwede mong ichange ang mukha mo eh. (Totoo po ba pag namatay na, nawawala yung alaala ng isang tao?) Ay, hindi. Alam niyo, ang soul natin hindi nakakalimot yan. It is an unlimited data bank. Lahat ng memories mo mula sa past lives mo, if you believe in past life, and sa life mo ngayon, nakaimprint lahat yon sa memory ng ating soul, ng ating kaluluwa. (May emotions pa po ba ang soul?) Meron, kasi, kaya sila nagiging powerful, halimbawa, lalo na yung mga poltergeist, they can move objects. Kaya nila namomove yung objects because iniipon nila yung anger nila, para magkaroon ng telekinesis. (Kahit sinong multo pwede bang maging poltergeist?) kahit sinong multo, pwede. Infact, kahit nga hindi mga multo. Halimbawa, yung mga engkanto pwedeng maging poltergeist. Pero, ibang elements na yon, ibang dimension na sila. And poltergiest, pwedeng icreate ng mind natin. It doesn’t mean na ang poltergeist sa isang area, ay multo. We create the energies sa environment. Halimbawa, kung palagi

Kayong nagaaway sa isang bahay. Yung energies na yun, dumidikit yun sa walls, sa lahat, sa furnitures, sa paintings, or anywhere. Then, pag naipon yun, nagcecreate siya ng sariling energy na akala mo ghost, yun ang magiging poltergeist. Kaya nga sabi nila, iwasan ninyo na palagi kay nagaaway-away sa loob ng bahay, because you’re creating your own ghost. Kaya nagkakaroon ng bad vibes sa bahay. Di ba, may mga bahay na pag pumasok ka, ang bigat. Yun, palaging may away yun. May anger yun, matinding emotion.

Sa lahat ng experience niyo sa paranormal, ano po yung pinakadelikado para sa inyo?

Rey Sibayan: Pinakadelikado, so far… actually, sa totoo lang takot din ako dati eh. Infact, yung out-of-the-body experience, yung magdedetatch yung part of your soul sa body, then you travel. Yung moment na yun, the process of detatching your spirit from your physical body. Anu yun eh, mahirap tanggapin eh, parang namamatay. Kaya ang prinogram ko nalang sa mind ko, wag yung process na yun. Ayaw ko yun. Gusto ko, pag nagising yung consciousness ko, nasa labas na ako ng katawan ko. Ayaw ko maexperience yung nagdedetatch ako. Ang problem lang sa kabila, if you do the astral travel, or out-of-the-body, siyempre, makakaencounter ka din ng mga bad spirits eh. So you should know hot to deal with them. Prayers, makakatulong. (Bakit yung ibang multo hindi tinatablan, halimbawa, nakakita ka ng multo, tapos nagdasal ka, pero sinasabayan ka lang?) Because, ikaw mismo may problema. Kahit dasal ka ng dasal, kung yung inner being mo’y hindi ganun kalakas, useless yung prayer mo. Pero it doesn’t mean na wala kang faith sa God. May weakness ka lang inside, may kulang, walang power. But if you know how to reenergize youreself, lalo na yung inner power mo, bigkas mo pa lang ng name of Jesus Christ, talsik na yan eh. (Depende sa faith?) Faith, okay lang yung faith eh. Pero, hindi yun eh. Kasi meron tayo, yung inner pa. kasi pag may fear while praying, wala yun, mahina yun. Yung kunwari nagtatapang tapangan ka, alam ng spirits yun, nakikita nila yun. Kahit anong dasal mo, eh kung takot ka naman.

So, it means buo ang inyong paniniwala sa Bibliya?

Rey Sibayan: Well, if you try to compare the Bible and the paranormal, actually, may mga incident sa Bible na we can consider them as paranormal. Let’s say, the power of Jesus Christ. Para sa atin, kung tayo ang maghiheal ng ibang tao, sasabihin natin paranormal. But in fact, we have the power to heal other persons. Meron tayong healing power. Pag naachieve mo yung Christhood, the seventh level sa spirituality, kaya mo magheal. And you can do the sam as Jesus Christ did nung buhay pa siya. You can levitate, you can teleport, nagagawa ni Jesus Christ yan. Yung tumulay siya sa water, that’s the levitation, anti-gravity. Yung bigla siyang lumitaw from one place to another place, teleportation. Yung nandito siya nagsasalita, tapos meron pang isang Jesus Christ sa kabila, bi-location. (So it is possible?) Yes! Because we are beings of God. We are children of God. (Paano maaachieve yung Christhood?) More on spirituality yun eh. More on cleansing. The, more on communication with God. Ganun yun eh. parang, kasi pag naperfect mo, pag nacleanse mo yung sarili mo, not only the physical, also the spiritual, marireach mo yun.

Kadalasan, ano ang unang impresyon niyo sa ma katulad naming simpleng tao lang sa inyong mga paranormal practitioner?

Rey Sibayan: Lahat naman tayo simple. I think, it is better to live as simple as you can… ang gusto ko sabihin sa inyo, lahat tayo psychic. In the first place, we have the souls. We call the souls as psyche. Yung gut feeling, yung kutob, normal ability yan. Yung halimbawa, may naisip ka na friend mo, “Kamusta na kaya si ganito? Tagal ko na di nakakausap.” Maya-maya biglang nag-ring yung telephone mo, yun pala yung iniisip mo. That’s telepathy. Walang limit ang mind. Yun ang isipin ninyo. Kahit gaano kalayo yan, kahit gaano karaming harang yan, tatagos-tagos lang yan. Yan ang mind. Yung biglang tingin mo sa isang tao, halimbawa tinignan mo yung isang babae, meron kang impresyon sa kanya. That’s a normal ability.

Marami pa ring mga tao ang hindi bukas ang kanilang isipan sa paranormal na bagay, at kadalasang hinuhusgahan ang mga tulad ninyo. Ano ang nais niyong sabihin ukol dito?

Rey Sibayan: Ah, okay lang. marami na saki nagsabi na, Baliw ako! Weird ako, “Crazy ka!”, “You’re out of your mind.” Pero okay lang. (Sa tingin niyo, curse yan o gift sa inyo?) No. we should consider it as a gift. Kasi kung ang paniniwala mo ay curse yan, parang cinurse mo na din ang God. Eh sa knya galing yan eh. we were created in God’s image. So, yung power of God, maybe, part of that power, eh makuha mo. But in fact, kung maachieve mo nga yung Christhood, or yung Buddhist level, you can consider yourself as God, yourself. You’re creating it. Matinding Debate yan. Baka sabihin mo, “Si Rey Sibayan, God pala ang pagkakaintindi niya sa sarili niya, noh?”

So, hindi niyo tinitignan ang sarili niyo na iba?

Rey Sibayan: No. Mahirap lang mag-adjust. Lalo na pag very close ang isip ng tao. So, ginagawa namin, we just suggest. Then, we share. Kung ayaw ng tao, di namin pinipilit. Halimbawa, kayo, kung naniniwala kayo o hindi sa sinasabi ko, walang pilitan. Di ko iniimpose yun sa inyo.

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Ano po ba ang mga bagay na saklaw ng Paranormal?

Rey Sibayan: Actually, paranormal, usually ginagamit yan sa Parapsychology. Yung ginagawang study, the science of the unknown, the anomalous phenomena, psychic phenomena, tulad ng psychic ability, ghost, UFO, extra terrestrials, etc., yung chupacabra (sigbin), yun daw ang pumapatay sa mga hayop sa Visayas ngayon, yung mga creatures na unusual, like aswang, the mananananggal…so yun ang scope ng paranormal. It’s beyond the normal, yung normal life natin na akala natin normal sa isip natin.

Totoo po ba yung Reincarnation?

Rey Sibayan: Do you believe we have past lives? Kung di kayo naniniwala, sasabihin ko lang na… may place kayong first time niyong pinuntahan, then, parang napakafamiliar sa inyo, yung daan, alam na alam niyo. So, it’s Dejavu, you’re recalling the memory of your, maybe, past life. Actually, dalawang klase yung Dejavu eh. Pwede yung Dejavu na kaya narecall mo siya because binigyan ka ng advance information na pupuntahan mo yung lugar na yon. Parang vision lang in your mind. Flashes lang sa mind yun eh. ngayon, pag napuntahan mo na yung lugar, “Oh! Alam ko to ah!”, “Yung sasabihin mo, alam ko yan. Eto sasabihin mo.” Pero reincarnation, personally, kaya merong reincarnation, it is the process of our evolution. Yung spiritual aspect natin. Parang icocorrect natin yung mga mistakes natin sa nakalipas na buhay, sa lifetime na to. Ngayon, kung di pa natin natapos yung business natin, halimbawa, namatay na, so magkakaroon ka pa din ng chance to be reincarnated. (Bale, natatapos rin ‘yon?) ang isang kaluluwa pwedeng mareincarnate ng hundred times, hanggat may chance. (Sa tao rin po ba siya narereincarnate?) Depende sa’yo, depende rin sa God. (Not by choice?) Depende sa nacreate mong karma. Kasi you have to meet them, kung sino yung mga nameet mo sa past lives mo. Mamimeet mo ulit sa life na to. To finish the the business, yung karma with them. Kasi may cycle yan eh, may karmic cycle eh. so, habang may cycle na yun, kailangan mapuputol mo yung cycle na yun. Kasi ang ultimate purpose talaga ng reincarnation is to be a perfect soul. And kapag naging perfect soul ka na, you will be going back to God. (Yung parang paniniwalang Buddhist?) Yah! Ganun ang paniniwala nila, the Buddhist, the Hindus. Sa Christianity, hindi yuin ang tinuturo. Pero nasurprise kami, one time, would you imagine na yung isang pari doon (CBCP) nagbabasa ng book of Reincarnation? “Father, bakit niyo binabasa yan? Akala namin di niyo tinuturo yan.” “Hindi namin tinuturo, pero ako naniniwala dito.” Kung sino yung paring yon di ko nalang sasabihin. Ako naman, personally, I am not against any religion. In fact, Catholic din ako eh. But maybe, I could consider myself as open Catholic. I respect other religions. I also respect Satanism. Because they have their own belief. (Totoo bang meron silang Bible?) Yah! There is. Merong ilang verses akong nabasa , wala namang masama, hindi naman sinabing sambahin mo si Satanas or what. Ang ano lang dun, is you believe yourself as God. You create everything. You have the power. Yun, medyo masama lang ang dating, pero parang ganun din eh. if you believe you have the power so you can create your own life.

Totoo po ba yung mga taong binenta nila yung souls nila kay Satan?

Rey Sibayan: Meron akong kilalang tao, talagang magaling yun. Clairvoyant siya. Then, nakakalabas siya ng katawan. Gusto niyang gumawa ng black magic. Kasi, when you do the black magic, you are dealing with the forces of darkness. Sa mga, sabihin nating masasama. One time, sabi niya, lumabas siya ng katawan niya. Nag-out-of-body experience siya, nag-astral travel siya. So astral body nalang yung nasa labas. Would you believe, maupo lang siya sa isang tabi, matutulog, lalabas na siya ng katawan niya. Magbababye pa siya dun sa kanyang body, diba, astig. Ngayon, nakipagdeal siya, na para sa kanya ay si Satan daw, and kailangan niya ng power para gawin yung black magic. Kasi, when you do the black magic, ang purpose nun is to harm. Yun ang witchcraft. Well, it’s a form of witchcraft na you harm people. Kapag black magic ang pinili mo, to harm people, you are dealing with the forces of darkness. Pag white magic, you are dealing with the angels and forces of the light. Ngayon, sabi niya, nasa kabilang dimension na sila, nagusap sila nung dimonyo. “Ito ang conditions ko, a part of my power kukunin mo, pero not my soul. Pero ito ang gusto ko, tulungan niyo ko, bigyan niyo ko ng power.” Nangyari yun. Sinira lang naman niya ang isang kotse. Would you imagine na ito yung table, wood siya eh, yung car nakapark somewhere sa car par. Then, okay na eh, nakipagdeal na siya eh. ginawa niya, yung kuko (sa thumb) lang niyakiniskis niya ng ganun. Inimagine niya na yung table na yun ang kotse. Pagscratch niya ng ganon, nagmanifest yun sa kotse. Sirang-sira, ang lalim pa nung nagasgas. Pero after that nanghina siya, siyempre nanghina siya because yun ang deal niya with the dark person. Okay lang. nakarecover pa rin naman siya. (Ano po yung mga hinihingi nila?) Ang the worst kasi na hihingin nila is your soul. Pero kung magaling at medyo tuso ka rin, kaya mo rin silang utakan. Pero sabi nung friend ko na yun, “Alam mo sir, it’s better to deal with the demons than a person.” Kasi dun sa mga demonyo raw, when you’re dealing with them, hanggang doon lang sa agreement na yun. Pero ang tao lumalagp[as sa agreement, di mas demonyo ang tao. May punto siya dun. So it’s better, wag kayo magpapractice ng witchcraft. And don’t curse a person. Kasi, when you curse a person, you are doing the withcraft. Black magic na yun. Halimbawa, galit na galit ka, you curse a person, nagcreate ka ng sarili mong energy, unconsciously, yung energy na yun, nung pagsabi mong ganun ang mangyari sa kaniya, naginvoke ka ng dark forces to execute kung anong sinabi mo. Unconsciously, di mo alam yun eh. and yung ginawa mo, babalik din sayo yun, kasi may karma yan eh. Multiple false yan eh, maraming beses. Kaya ako, I don’t advice people to do witchcraft. (Pag kabutihan po, meron ding balik sa inyo?) Oo, blessing. Tumulong ka, nagheal ka, may blessing ka rin, good karma yun. Sabi nga, it is the Law of Cause and Effect. Kung anong ginawa mo, may babalik sayo, automatic yun. When God created the universe, according to what I believe, nilatag niya yung the Law of Karma. Kung anong ginawa mo, babalik sayo.

Totoo po ba yung sinasaniban ng Sto. Niño?

Rey Sibayan: Depende, kung anong purpose ng ginawa nila. Kung ang purpose non is to harm, we consider it as a black magic. Pero kung ang purpose is to heal, medyo decieving nga lang kasi nagpapakilalang si Sto. Niño or si Mama Mary. Marami kasing deceptions yan eh. (Depende po ba talaga sa faith niyo yon? Kunwari, sabihin natin, itong isa false prophet lang. tapos gagamutin ka niya, pero faith mo lang, gagaling ka.) Ang nangyari kasi, mamanipulate, halimbawa, kinondition nung espirito na yun na bumaba sa isang medium yung mind mo na siya ay isang higher spirit. Kahit na low spirit siya, pero kung ang purpose naman ay to help, walang problema.kaya lang, ang problema lang dun ay nagkunwari lang siya. May deception lang dun. Ang napakasafe na gagawin mo is to thank God, not that person. Kasi yung faith na yun galing sa taas eh. maaaring ginawa lang siyang tool. Pero maganda rin naman ang purpose, to help people… Halimbawa, meron isang medium, ang sasanib sa kanya ay isang duwende, paano maaactivate mo dun, duwende lang pala yung sumanib eh. Pano kung yung faith mo sa God lang, hindi dun sa duwende. So yung iba magpapakilalang si Sto. Niño siya, pero duwende lang siya… Naaactive yung mind mo, your connection sa God. Yung purpose non, although decieveing siya, maganda yung purpose… pwede mo iconclude na masama kung ang resulta ng ginawa ay masama. Halimbawa, sabi nila, “Demonyo yan! Nagkukunwari lang yan!” eh pano kung ang ginawa ng sinasabi mong demonyo ay kabutihan. Edi ang credit non sa God, hindi dun sa demonyo. Pero kung ang resulta ng ginawa mo ay pumatay, nagcreate ka ng chaos, away, ang credit non sa demonyo.

Paano po yung nagkakagustong elemento sa tao?

Rey Sibayan: Ang mga engkanto, mga elementals, they are very close to our reality. Kumbaga, this is our dimension, kabilang pintuan lang sila. Pag binuksan nila yung pintuang yon, pasok na agad sila sa reality natin. Infact, kasalamuha lagi natin sila eh… kasi sila, they believe na parang tao rin sila. May emotions sila eh. Infact, yung sa elemental kingdom, the elementals are the duwende, the fairies, the kapre, the tikbalang, the earth elements. The sirena, they are water elements. Yung mga santelmo, they are fire elements. Meron ding air elements.

UFOs?

Rey Sibayan: actually, yung mga extra terrestrials, they belong to the fifth dimension na eh. (Totoo rin sila?) Of course, they exist. Ito lang tanong ko sa inyo, this is the unverse, diba, ang universe natin nageexpand? So anong purpose ng God created all these planets, millions of galaxies, kung tayo lang ang nakatira sa isang planet? Diba, it’s a waste of energy, a waste of time, a waste of effort na icreate mo yan ng wala namang nakatira. Diba isang katangahan sa Diyos yun… (So hindi tayo nagiisa?) Oo naman. In fact, tayo nga ang aliens sa kanila eh. because we are only the physical beings. Sila, they are half physical and half spiritual. They can be physical, they can be spiritual. They slide from another dimension to another dimension. Kaya biglang lumilitaw, because they have the ability to shift sa physical dimension. Meron silang cloaking and uncloaking technology. Mas mabilis kasi sila magtravel sa kabilang dimension eh, hindi sa physical universe. Sa space, kaya sila nagtatravel nun, mas mabilis sila magtravel sa space because nagshishift sila sa ibang dimension eh. yun ang sinasabi natin na more on hyper drive. Kasi sa hyper drive, kung nakakapanuod kayo ng sci-fi movies na pag biglang pinindot yung hyper drive, lilitaw sa kabila. In fact, papunta na tayo dun eh, sa technology na yun. Meron nang nadevelop na bagong jet plane. They call it hypersonic jet. Scram jet ang tawag eh. it could travel 10,000 miles per hour pero marami pang development ang gagawin dun. Papunta na tayo dun eh, kasi ang human beings kailangan na lumipat ng plaets to survive. Ang sun kasi malapit na magexpire. It could turn into a red star, magbobloat siya, lalaki siya, then, magkakaroon ng explosion, boom! Then all the planets, the inner planets sa paligid niya, masasuck niya yun at maaaring magsabugan iyon, including the earth. So outer planets lang ang matitira. Yun ang theory ng gma scientists, sabi nga nila, a billion years from now. (Okay lang, patay na tayo nun!) What if mareincarnate kayo ulit?

Sa spirits, ghost at souls, may pagkakaiba po ba sila?

Rey Sibayan: Ang ghosts, dito tayo nagkakamali eh. We consider ghosts yung angels natin. Halimbawa, nagpakita yung isang entity, “White Lady!” yung pala angel mo yun. (Eh pano pag black?) Iba na yun, nasa forces of darkness na yun eh. kaya ako, I always advice people not to deal with dark shadows eh. Bigla nalang nagaappear sayo na dark shadow siya, ingat ka don. (Pano niyo po malalaman sa isang tingin lang kung masama o mabuti?) your feelings, trust your feeling. (Hindi po ba depende, sabi nila pag may paa, mabuti, pag wala, masama?) Ay hindi. Parang is a sort of pag nakakita ka ng may sungay masama. May mga sungay, mabuti eh. Based sa personal account ko, nakaencounter na ako ng entities na may sungay, but they are good. And nung matanong ko kung bakit may sungay, because ganun talaga ang kanilang specie. Infact, they are extra terrestrials, another specie. Merong specie naman na mapulang mapula ang mata, napakadark niya. Dalawang klase yun eh, dapat marunong kang makaramdam kung okay sila o hindi… Ang kapre, if you can see a kapre, matatakot ka. Mapula kasi mata nun eh. Malaka na buhaghag ang buhok. Alam niyo yung sa Harry Potter, yung si Hagrid, yun, parang ganon na ganon. Ang totoong kapre lang talaga mabalahibo. Ako, I have a friend na kapre. He’s a good kapre. Nakilala ko siya sa Banahaw. All the elementals sa Banahaw, highly spiritual, kahit kapre yan, kahit tikbalang yan, kahit duwende yan. I also have friends na duwende. Tatlo sila, magkakapatid. Pag ganun, highly spiritual sila, nagevolve na sila. Hindi sila harmful. (Paano niyo sila nakakausap?) Telepathy. Mind. Pwede mo sila kausapin sa bibig mo, but yung response nila, sa mind. Although minsan, pag very audible ka, may psychic ability ka to listen, maririnig mo yung voice nila. There are clairvoyant people na nakakakita sila at the same time naririnig. Depende yun sa psychic ability mo. Pero sakin, telepathy. Minsan nakikita ko yung words, bigla nalang papasok. Yung parang nagtanong ka, tapos di pa tapos yung tanong mo, bigla nalang may papasok na answer… kung ano yung pagkakaiba nila, ang elemental, very close to our reality. Akala nila tao sila eh. Yung iba nakikipagrelasyon sa tao eh, dahil gusto nila tao. Yung mga… (Incubus?Succubus?) Well, pwede sila iconsider as incubus. Sabi naman sa christian belief, yung mga incubus, mga demonyo. They rape people. Madaming case na ganyan. Yung iba nga hinahablot yung soul mo, hindi ka na makakabalik. (Yung kamatayan po?) Kamatayan, wala yun, creation lang ng mind yun. (Totoo po ba yung tagasundo?) Ah oo, yes. The advance party. Halimbawa, you’re dying. Actually, sila magwewelcome para di ka matakot. If your time na, makikita mo naman actually sila eh, nakangiti pa nga yan eh… Ang ghost talaga, syempre mga multo yan eh. kaluluwa ng tao yan eh. minsan napapagkamalan nating ghosts ang mga angels. Actually, hindi minsan, kadalasan. Kaya ang angels di sila nagpapakita eh, napapagkamalan silang kaluluwa or multo. In fact, may mga angels na gusto magpakita, they are light beings, napakabright nila. Bigla nalang silang lilitaw kung kinakailangan. If yout try to listen to them, halimbawa, papalabas ka palang ng bahay, tapos ang bigat bigat ng pakiramdam mo, wag ka nang tumuloy. Iba naman, pag tutuloy ka pa, bigla kang hahatakin, yung iba naman talagang physically hahatakin ka. Halimbawa kung patawid ka na, meron akong mga nakilalang ganon eh, patawid palang biglang parang may humatak sa kanila, yun pala may dadaan. (May ganon rin po ako eh, naglalakad po ako sa parang tulay, tapos yung end po niya creek na. naglalakad ako, bata pa po ko nun, nauna po kasi ako sa lola ko, naglalakad po ko, nakatingin lang ako sa taas. Sabay, parang may kumalabit sakin, tapos napastop ako, pagkatingin ko po, isang step nalang laglag na.) Yes, yun ang angel. Pagkapanganak ng isang tao, meron nang one angel na nakadestined sa kanya, na nakatoka sa kanya. Kasa-kasama niya yun from birth to death. Yun ang mission niya. But, in fact, habang lumalaki ka, and you acknowledge their presence, nagkakaroon ng parang friendship, kapag naestablish mo yung friendship na yun.yung iba naman, kapag di na pinapansin, okay lang, nasa tabi lang. Kung kinakailangan dumating siya, darating. Aside from angels, we have the spirit guides. These spirit guides are those people na maaaring nameet mo sa past lives mo, na nagkaroon kayo ng agreement na babantayan ka sa lifetime na to. They could be your spirit masters now, pero dati naging teacher mo sila. Na nagkaroom kayo ng agreement na, “Sir, bantayan bantayan niyo naman ako sa lifetime na ‘to.” They are highly evolved beings. (Anong form nila? Tao rin sila?) They could form as a human form. They could also form as a bird, or kung anong para sayo okay yung dating. Minsan, magpapakita sayo yun as bird, magpapakita sayo as other form, na okay yung dating sayo. Ngayon, meron kayong psychic connection na, nagusap kayo, marerealize mo na siya pala’y spirit. And one way of communicating with them, with your guides, through meditation. Iba naman, through dreams. Kaya hindi lahat ng nagpapakita sa atin ay multo. Dapat malaman niyo kung ano yun, kung sino yun. Malay niyo, nagpakita sa inyo si God, kinatakutan mo, pero si God pala yon. But in fact, God has no human form, light siya, a great light… ako, personally, ito paniniwala ko. God is different from Jesus Christ. Iba ang turo sa simbahan, you consider Jesus Christ as God. But Jesus Christ is separate from the source. Kasi sa Christian belief eh, we samba Jesus Christ eh, diba, we praise Jesus Christ as God eh. Okay lang naman sa God yun eh. Kasi through Jesus Christ, connected ka sa God. Kaya totoo rin yung, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” Kasi sa ibang religion, they consider Jesus Christ as prophet. Parang kalevel siya ni Buddha, ni Mohammed.

Pano pag ginawang bestfriend yung rosary?

Rey Sibayan: Rosary, bestfriend, okay lang yun. Kasi yung rosary naman is a tool ng faith mo yun eh. kaya lang, para sakin naman, pano pag nawal yung rosary sayo? So, nasan yung faith mo? Kasi nakadepend ka na dun sa tool na yun eh. So, meaning, kahit wala yung tool na yun, you still have that faith.

Sa mga kabataan ngayong nahihiligan maglaro ng spirit of the glass…

Rey Sibayan: Ako, I would no reccomend doing such thing because you are creating your own problem. Ewan ko nga ba kung bakit nauso yung mga ganyan eh, ginawang laro. Di dapat gawing laro. Pwedeng gawin yun ng mga expert. Kasi you’re dealing with the other dimensions eh. When you do that, bigla kang nagtawag ng spirit, hindi mo sure kung yun yung spirit na tinawag mo. Kasi may mga dark entities na nandiyan lang sa paligid. “Hoy, nagtatawag siya, sino satin okay?” ganon. Biglang darating yun, “Ako si ganito, ano maipaglilingkod ko?” ganon. (So, parang pinagtitripan lang nila?) Oo. Ngayon, nadisturb mo na siya, after the session, di mo na siya kayang ibalik, dun na siya mangugulo and it can lead to possession. Yun ang risk ng spirit of the glass, spirit of the coin, the oiuja board, spirit of the ballpen. Kahit na anong spirit yan, meron nga spirit of the ipod. Nagawan ko ng article yun eh. Halimbawa, ilalapag mo yung ipod dyan, mga apat kayo, igaganun niyo lang, umiikot ikot yung ano… (Tapos kanta?) Oo, grabe yun. Kaya wag niyong gagawin yun. No way. Ako, ayaw ko rin gawin yun, although meron akong kakayanan, meron akong process. Hayaan mo nalang kung sinong spirit o soul ang lalapit sayo, hihingi sayo ng tulong. Wag ka magtatawag… Kasi bigla nalang lilitaw sayo yun, “Kailangan ko ng tulong mo.” Kasi alam nila na pag yung isang tao sensitive sa kanila. Alam nila na kung ang isang tao nakakarinig sa kanila. Alam nila kung ang isang tao nakakakita sa kanila. Alam nila kung nakakaramdam ka. Kaya lalapit sila sayo kung hihingi sila ng tulong. Yung iba nga pag magpapakita eh, “Ampanget mo naman eh! Pakita ka sakin na maganda ka, para tulungan kita.” Bigla magbabago itsura nila, “O, maganda na ko.” Yung iba kasi makikita mo may dugo rito, minsan tapyas dito, minsan may saksak pa rito. Kung clairvoyant ka, “Pwede ba palitan mo muna sarili mo, itsura mo.” Kaya nilang gawin yun. Nasa isip lang nila yun, halimbawa, “Magisip ka, anong gusto mong pinakamagandang itsura mo.” Ituro mo sa kanila, gagawin niya yun. Pero, dapat marealize nila na patay na sila. Kaya yung iba, kaya nagpapakita na ampanget nila, because hindi pa nila marealize na nasa kabilang dimension na sila eh. ganun yun. Kaya sabi natin, mga ligaw na kaluluwa.

Totoo po ba yung kandila, na way to communicate?

Rey Sibayan: Ang kandila, actually, parang food ng mga spirits yan eh. Food nila yun, actually, the smoke, yung amoy nun, food nila yun. In fact, yung inaatang nating pagkain, di naman talaga physically kinakain nila yun eh. Inaamoy lang nila yun. Kinoconsume lang nila yung energy. Yung insence, yun din. Kapag good spirit, ikoconsume nila yun. Diba, parang tayo, kapag bagong luto yung pagkain, pag inamoy natin yun, “Hmm sarap.” Mamaya bigla ka nalang magbuburp. Ganun sila, energy ang kinukuha. But, may mga kaso na rin, tulad halimbawa, isang cake, mauubos yan. Meron nga kami dating cake dito eh, nagtawag ako ng mga elementals dyan sa kabila, kasi dyan may bakanteng lote (Ang DZRH yung sa may CCP katabi ng Star City, may katabing bakanteng lote), may mga elementals dyan eh, mga duwende, ba, nakita namin, habang kumakain kami, yung cake, biglang, may tumusok ng ganun, kinayod. Talagang kinayod, “Woo, pare, kita mo yun?” “Oo nga nuh, kinakayod.” Syempre pagkayod na ganun, kakainin na. pero maliliit kasi yung kamay naman ng mga duwende maliliit lang eh. Yung iba, tumatalon pa yan sa pagkain. Kaya kung may mga duwende sa inyong lugar, alam niyo kung anong pinakapaborito nilang pagkain, sweets, chocolates, gustong gusto rin nila yung dark water, para sa kanila itim na tubig, coca cola! Pepsi, pop cola, yung mga cola, yan, gusto nila yan, nagtatampisaw pa yan. Kaya pag may nararamdaman kayo na maliliit sa inyong mga lugar, halimbawa, biglang nangangalabit dito sa paa niyo, para silang mga insekto eh, yung parang daga, halimbawa, parang may bumundol sayo, wala ka naman nakita, sila na yun. Mga duwende yun. (Eh yung mabibigat na yapak, ano naman yun?) mga elemental na yun, maaaring kapre, may mga puno ba sa inyo? (wala po, pag magisa laging may naglalakad na ganun.) Ah, ano yan, baka kaluluwa yan, house spirits. (Yung mga duwende po a pwede sila maging mga physical forms?) Yes. Infact, kapag nararamdaman mo sila, ako ah, personally, pag kakalabitin, talagang damdam ko yung kamay. Kapag di ko pinapansin, kasi may mga wand yan eh, parang sa Harry Potter, may wand, magic wand, kasi yun yung tool of power nila eh, isasaksak nila dito sa kamay ko. Parang karayum, nagpapapansin. Para lang tao na, playful, yun ang duwende. Mali rin yung mga paniniwala na may itim na duwende sa punso. Well, we consider them as itim, because they harm people. Yung mga puti, di sila naghaharm eh. Ito namang mga itim, kaya sila naghaharm, kasi naharm sila eh. nasaktan din, parang gumaganti lang. (Yun po ba pag iihi ka, tabi tabi po?) Oo, yun, kapag napaliguan mo yun jingle mo sigurado paliliguan ka rin. O kaya yung ethics mo papamagain. Akala kasi nila nakikita mo sila eh… Alam niyo ba yung mga duwende, yung mga nuno, they also multiply. Nagrereproduce din sila, nanganganak din, nagaasawa, nagaaral, may palengke rin, meron din silang simbahan, infact, meron din silang mall. Oo, sa kingdon nila, meron din silang mall. Alam niyo ba, nakakatuwa non, isang friend ko naduwende na pangalan niya si Red, red kasi yung damit eh, kasi yung wife ko, clairvoyant lang, ako naman, naaaninag ko lang, minsan sa isip ko lang nakikita, and minsan naririnig ko rin, and nararamdaman ko, nakipagcommunicate kami, “Gustong gusto niyo ba maging tao?” “Oo nga eh, kasi gusto namin magkaroon ng television, gusto namin palagi nagmomall,” mga sosyal. Kung anong ginagawa ng tao, gusto nilang ganon, in fact, gusto nila maging tao. Sa kingdom nila, meron silang sariling… (artista?) Oo, they entertain themselves, meron. May pamilya nga eh, nanganganak eh. Namamatay din, nagkakasakit din, parang tao… Alam mo naman ang God, nung nagcreate ang God, bago icreate ng God ang physical universe, He created the unseen universe, the nonphysical. The other dimensions. Bago yung physical. Kaya tignan niyo sa Bible, diba, “And now we create humans.” ‘We?’ Bakit Niya sinabing ‘we’ kung siya lang ang nagcecreate? Tignan niyo sa Bible yun. “Lalangin natin ang tao.” ‘natin’, the word ‘natin’ eh sino yung kasama niya? Maaaring yung mga angels, maaaring yung mga higher beings. Eto ah, i don’t know kung masisira ko ang inyong paniniwala, but this is my own personal belief, I don’t impose this one, but, I believe human beings were created by the extra terrestrials, and the souls were created by God. Infact, ang human beings, iba ibang designs yan eh. yung mga early designs, like the cromagnon, yung mga earlier, yung sa mga stone age, iba yung design ng human being noon. Sabi nga nagkaroon ng evolution ng tao, from, sabi nga nila, monkey to ano, in fact, magkaiba yung monkey sa talagang tao eh. Ang nagdesign non, this higher beings, these highly advanced beings. Pero yung talagang crineate ng God is yung souls ng tao, the spirits. When God created the universe, he created billions of souls. Infact, meron pa ring mga souls dyan na hindi pa rion narereincarnate eh. Not a single lifetime, di pa rin nakakapasok sa katawan ng tao, nagaabang palang. Although, yung iba, narerecycle na eh, nagrereincarnate na eh. yun ang intindi ko, bahala kayo. That’s my own theory. Based on what I’ve gathered from the extra terrestrials. (Pero bago po yun, ano ang pinaniniwalaan niyo kung saan nagmula ang tao?) Sa alabok (laughs) In what sense? Physical or nonphysical? (Physical) sakin lang ah, sa sarili ko kung san nangganling ang tao, sa kanila, those people we call them aliens. In fact, sa totoo lang, ang nagpakilala satin ng animal domestication ay extra terrestrials, agriculture, technology, genetic engineering, the stealth technology, sa kanila galing yun. They have contacts sa human beings. (Kaya sila nagaabduct ng tao?) There are species na nagaabduct, but there are species that they invite. Dito sa Piliinas, mostly, nagiinvite. Sa US, abduction. They abduct, physically, actually. Dito naman, ang difference, dito they invite tao habang tulog. Humihiwalay yung spiritual body mo, yun ang iinvite nila. Ako, ilang beses na rin akong nainvite. (Pumayag po kayo?) Oo naman, because they are friends. They are good beings. Kung ayaw mo, irerespect ka naman nila eh. Yung unang invitation sakin, pinasakay pa nga ako sa their spaceship. Wala lang, papasyal pa lang. (Ano pong itsura nila?) Marami, maraming itsura eh. Pero the typical itsura is, malalaki yung ulo na almond shape ang eyes. We call them humanoids. Kasi marami yan eh. Merong humanoids, merong reptilians, merong insectoids, merong animalians, dami noh, mga specie yan, iba’t ibang specie. Di ko matapos tapos yung book ko about these beings eh. Ngayon, iba’t ibang civilizations din sila. Yung iba galing ng sirius (di ko lam spell pero sounds like this), yung iba galing sa ibang star systems. Yung Rosswell Crash, sa Mexico, 1947, the fourth of July, sa New Mexico. Mula nun, nagkaroon na ng communication ang US Government sa mga aliens. Ang condition lang ng mga extra terrestrials non, “Give us a space, or a place” in exchange sa technology. (So yung crop formation, totoo yun?) totoo yun. Kasi yung crop circles, kaya naman nagkaroon ng crop circles, because nagbibigay lang sila ng messages dun. They create the messages through crop circles. (So US top secret pala yun?) Infact, all the powerful nations sa earth may mga contact yan sa kabila, hindi lang nila sinasabi. Infact, ang unang unang nakapagdevelop ng flying saucer technology is Germans. Mas nauna pa yan sa US Government. Ngayon ang US Government meron nang flying saucer yan, di lang sinasabi sa tao. Ang pinapakita lang sa tao the stealth technology, mga spy planes, yan lang, pero, habang umuusad ang panahon, maprepressure din sila sabihin sa tao na meron kaming ganitong technology. Kasi ang tao kailangang magtravel sa space. Whether we like it or don’t.

Totoo po ba pag yung sinasabing nakita ng isang tao yung isang tao na walang ulo yung isang tao, mamamatay siya?

Rey Sibayan: Marami na akong naencounter na ganung case. Kaya hindi ko pinagwawalang bahala yun. Ako mismo, nakakita na ng ganun. (Ano po gagawin niyo para makontra yung ganun?) Sabihin mo dun sa tao magingat siya. Atleast tapikin mo siya, “Pre, kung may pupuntahan kayo, wag ka nang tumuloy,” “Bakit?” “Basta, kung gusto mo pang mabuhay.” (laughs) edi, matatakot na yun. Ganun lang. Kasi marami na kong naencounter na case na ganun eh, namatay. Kung hindi namatay, nadidisgrasya… Ito, something spiritual ito ah, if you want to protect a person, try to imagine, or try to ask a light from heaven. Halimbawa, this is the person, if you ask a light from heaven, magpray ka, “God, send a protctive light to this person.” So, while saying it, nagiimagine ka ng bumababang light from heaven, then, ishishield mo siya, babalutin mo siya ng light. It’s a white luminous light. Akala mo di totoo yun, pero totoo yun sa kabilang dimension. Kasi tayo, meron tayo ganung power, to envoke the light.

Meron pong paniniwala, nabasa ko lang po sa isang libro, na kapag may tumutunog po siya na kakaibang sound, tuuuut, sobrang tinis daw po, meron po silang isang relihiyon sa ibang bansa na kailangan nila magmeditate, ibig sabihin, kakausapin po sila ng God. Totoo po ba yung mga ganun?

Rey Sibayan: Ako, palaging nakakarinig nun. The high pitch sound, sa one ear. Pero kung magpapaliwanag ang mga doktor, sabihin niya may problema yun, tenga. Pero, kung alam mo naman na wla kang problema physically, so, something… Ako, reminder sakin yun eh, I communicate with them… Infact, yung mga yan, kaya nagkakaroon niyan, maaaring pwede kong iconnect yan sa mga ETs. Kasi yung high pitch sound, kapag nag take-off at naglanding yung kanilang mga ships, high pitch yung frequency niyan eh. Kaya pag may narinig ka na ganun nearby, may bumaba yan. Hindi nakikita yun. Sa kabilang dimension yun eh. ngayon, kung makarecieve ka after that sound, ng telepathic message na magpray ka or what, do it. Kasi there’s something to happen kasi eh.

Yung mga dopplegangers po, totoo sila?

Rey Sibayan: Yung mga nagdodoppleganger pwedeng mga kaluluwa, mga multo, pwede rin yung mga elementals, mga engkantos. Pwede namang, you created it. You bilocated yourself. Halimbawa, nandito ka sa office, tapos inaantok ka, nakaidlip ka, eh yung program ng mind mo nasa bahay ka, unconsciously, nakapaglabas ka ng part of your soul, parang nagteleport siya, biglang nagappear dun yung physical form. Mamaya sabihin sayo nung kasambahay mo, “Akala ko ba dumating ka na rito, ba’t nakita na kita kanina rito ah.” “Kayo naman, nandito pa ko sa opisina eh.” pero unconsciouslyn nakapagproject ka ng sarili mo dun. Bilocation yun.

Yung mga aswang, totoo po nangangain sila ng tao?

Rey Sibayan: ako, di ako naniniwala dati sa aswang. Pero nung tinackle ko yung topic about aswang, may nagreact. They are claiming they are aswangs. Winarningan nga ako eh, sabi akin, “Sir Sibayan, tigilan mo na kami.” Ngayon, nakausap ko yung isang aswang hunter, kinonfirm niya na totoong meron. Ako naman, personally, when I was in Leyte, bata pa ko, nakarinig na ko nung mga lumilipad, yung mga eroplano sa gabi na sabi nila, putol daw ang katawan. (Mabaho po ba yung mga ganun?) Yes, parang masangsang, basta mabaho. (Totoo po napuputol yung katawan nila?) yung isang form ng manananggal, pero, based dun sa isang nakausap ko, si Anthony Vivero, known to be the aswang hunter, hindi naman daw napuputol yung katawan ng iba. Akala naman nung iba na lumilipad sila, infact, naglelevitate yun. Yung iba naman sabi may wings, yung iba naman hindi. Ako, di pa ko sure dun sa ganung itsura eh. pero, definitely, meron. Isa silang tao, na meron silang ibang kakayanan. Napakalakas ng psychic ability nila eh. Sabi nga nung si Anthony, when you’re dealing with this people, kailangan prepared ka. Kasi, they can teleport daw eh. halimbawa, naririnig mo andun pa pero andito na sa harap mo. Nawawala yun eh, nagteteleport siya. Kasi pinuntahan talaga nila yung lugar, somewhere in Visayas. I think, Capiz yata. Documented, dinocument nila. Yung isang encounter nila, talagang pinaligiran sila ng mga aswang. Pero marami sila, kaya hindi nakaporma eh. Ang sabi niya, “Sige, patayin niyo kaming lahat ngayon dito, pero sigurado, pupuntahan kayo rito. Alam nila na nandito kami. Lahat kayo malilipon.” Kaya hindi sila ginalaw. And, kumakain talaga sila ng lamang tao. Actually meron ako dito eh, (Pinakita samin ni Sir Rey Sibayan ang piture ng nilutong bata na kakainin ng mga aswang sa laptop niya.) paliwanag ni Anthony, biktima na raw yan, pero para sa kaniya, hindi pa. yan pa lang ang kakainin nila. Sinacrifice nung isang maganak na aswang, kasi wala daw silang nakuhang ibang tao. Yun ang pagkakaexplain. May lahi siya, pero, isinacrifice siya because wala sila nakuha, niluto nilang ganyan. Yung gabi na yun, yan ang kakainin. Yung buong barangay puro aswang yun. Parang niluto siya, inihaw. (Pano po nila nakita yan?) Pinuntahan nga nila dun sa lugar eh. Kasi yung lugar na yun pinaghinalaan na may aswang. Yun yung barangay ng mga aswang. (Hindi po ba kulto lang yun?) Ang aswang is, sabihin na natin, parang religion na rin sila eh. They have their own, they do the rituals. Actually they are cannibals. Parang it’s a combination of a vampire and a cannibal, kasi may mga fangs rin sila eh. Sila yung Philippine version ng vampires eh. Ang pinakamasarap na kainin nila dyan ay yung internal organs. Tapos nilalagyan nila ng spice, spices sa loob. Kaya, nung naamoy nga raw ni Anthony yan, ang bango bango. Amoy bawang pa nga yung iba eh. Wala silang masacrifice na ibang tao, wala silang nakuhang ibang tao. Saka mas paborito nila yung bata pa kasi mas bata pa yung katawan. Ang paniniwala nila, kapag kumakain sila ng tao, lumalakas sila. Ganyan ang paniniwala ng cannibals eh. kapag kumain sila ng kapwa tao, yung energy ng tao nakain nila, pumapasok sa kanila, lumalakas sila. Parang may piyesta sa kanila, halimbawa, “Kayo ang nakatoka sa piyesta na to, magprovide kayo ng pagkain natin.” (Araw araw po sila kumakain ng tao?) ewan ko, or depende. May mga petsa ata. (Takot po ba talaga sila sa asin, bawang?) Yah, kasi ang asin, anti-evil yun eh, anti negative. Yung bawang, ewan ko lang, kasi mukhang pampabango yung sa pagkain nila eh.

Source: Japinoy’s Paranormal Beyond Normal Forum

Koran

Koran Teaches About Spirit Beings as Djinn or Jinn (Genie)

KoranThe belief in the existence of the spirit world varies from one culture to another and from a religion to others.

Though spirit beings regardless of the belief systems are classified into two – good and evil.

Even our Muslim brothers based in the teachings of Koran also believe in the reality of the spirit world.

They call the spirit beings as Djinn or Jinn the origin of the more familiar word “Genie” in English.

The Islamic belief about evil Djinn that could possess the body of man is similar to what the mainstream belief systems teachings such as Christians who believe evil spirits (demons) can possess the physical body.

In an article posted by Stephen Wagner titled “All About Djinn”, a muslim contact answeres questions about the spirit beings.

Q: How were the djinn created?

A: Verses of the Koran and the Hadiths show unambiguously that the djinns were created of fire without smoke. According to Ibn ‘ Abbas, the expression “without smoke” means “end of the flame.” Other scientists think that this expression means the purest of fires. What’s important to know, quite simply, is that that the djinn were created of fire and therefore have a constitution completely different from ours.

The djinn were created before man. While the djinn were made of fire, man was made of clay and angels created of light.

In this way, the djinn are invisible. So if they are invisible how do we know they exist? Many things exist that our eyes do not see, but their effects are perceptible, such as the air and electrical current.

Also, this word was reported by Allah himself, and Allah does not lie.

Q: Where do the djinn live?

A: The djinn prefer to live in places not inhabited by man, such as deserts and wastelands. Some among them live in the dirty places (dustbins) and others live among man. The djinn live in these dirty places in order to eat the remainders of foods thrown away by people. Also, certain djinn live in cemeteries and ruins.

Q: Can djinn change form and appearance?

A: The djinn have the capacity to take many forms and to change appearance. According to the Imam Ibn Taymiya, they can take a human or animal form such as a cow, a scorpion, a snake, a bird…. The black dog is the devil of the dogs and the djinn often appear in this form. They can also appear in the form of a black cat.When a djinn takes a human or animal form, it obeys the physical laws of this form; for example, it will be possible to see it or to kill it with a gunshot or to wound it with a knife. For this reason, djinn remain in these forms for only a short time because they are vulnerable. In fact, they benefit from their invisibility to frighten people.

Q: Are djinn both male and female?

A: Yes, there are males and females among the djinn. According to the Koran, the djinn have the capacity to procreate and can have offspring.

Q: Are djinn responsible for their acts?

A: Just like humans, the djinn are responsible for their acts. Indeed, Allah will take the day of the last Judgement to them.According to the Imam Ibn Taymiya, the djinn observe obligations in relation to their specific nature. Being different from the human beings, their duties are inevitably different, too. They have religious beliefs, too. Like human beings, they can be Christian, Jewish, Moslems or non-believers. Some are pious, others are evil.

Q: Are djinn afraid of humans?

A: The djinn and men feared each other mutually, but the djinn were able to instil fear more intensely than men. The djinns are more fearful beings by nature, but they can also feel such human emotions as anger or sadness. In fact, the djinn benefit from these states, being better able to cause fear in the heart of man. Like bad dogs, when they sense your fear, they will attack.

More about Djinns

Other source defines Djinn as supernatural being with magical powers and the feature prominently in the traditions and folk beliefs of the people who follow the faith of Islam.Normally, as a race of supernatural creatures, they appeas as a wish granting Djinn or Genie in many Arabic folktales such as those in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights.Djinn is the male singular form of the word, and Jinn is the female singular form. Unlike some spirits they do not have prior human incarnations. Djinn or Jinns are believed to have been formed from a smokeless fire by the creator himself thousands of years before the creation of Adam and Eve. It is also said that the Djinn refused to act as companions and servants to Adam, as was intended, so they were barred from the Garden of Eden and condemned to live their life on the dark side though others are hostile, some chose to be friendly to humans.

Djinn hate salt and both iron and steel can be used to repel them, Burn dried wormwood as an incense.

It is also said that Djinns are also repelled by strong odors such as smell of tar drives them off at once.


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UFOs Behind the Clouds? Why?

Do you believe UFOs are hiding behind the clouds? Do you want to know my answer to this question?

I answer “YES” though of course skeptic people could swiftly reject such notion, well this is only my humble opinion based on some personal accounts and the judgement is all yours and i won’t object to whatever statement whether against or for my suggestion.

So why? What could be the reason these alien crafts are hiding behind clouds or they generate artificial clouds to hide themselves?

It is a common sense, so we don’t have to ask them (aliens) about it….of course they just want to evade hostile reactions from humans especially if these UFOs are seen by the people.

If you can observe the clouds up in the sky, you normally notice some cloud formations that are strange and you can even feel something is different with these clouds compared to the usual clouds.

I am not referring to usual clouds we consider lenticular shapes or formed by storms or other weather systems, try to feel them, use your inner senses in distinguishing strange clouds from the normal.

Based on many reports, photos and videos about strange UFO clouds worldwide, the everyday UFO-generated clouds can be classified as the Cumulus clouds.

So we cannot differentiate the real Cumulus clouds from the UFO-generated clouds but we can just presume that UFOs create low level clouds because normally UFOs are low (hovering), low enough to be seen from the ground.

These strange clouds are being observed worldwide especially those in the field of UFO sightings and investigations.

Dianne Tessman of MUFON says in her article titled UFOs Camouflaging with Generated Clouds, “in Mother Nature, chameleons camouflage themselves for protection from predators. Perhaps the aliens are doing the same thing. Leaving aside the possibility that they are obligated to Earth governments not to openly show themselves to common people all the time or in fleets of more than three if close to the ground (just a guess at the number), it may be that the aliens are concerned about hostile humans firing at them from the ground. A lucky shot might ruin your warp-drive and would certainly cause lots of chaotic gunfire on the ground. This whole scenario would be something the aliens would not want, and that Earth governments would not like.”

In the fall of 1989, Russian Vitaly Kosinov says he was picking nuts when he suddenly was overcome with a feeling of great apprehension. “I felt as if someone or something was observing me. When I looked up, there was an odd dark-gray cloud hovering overhead. I fell to the ground, as if the energy in the cloud empowered me.” To this day Kosinov believes he may have been abducted but has no memory of it.

Bill Bogardus of Long Island, New York recalls in 1998, “my wife and daughter both observed a large oval orange object in the sky over Eastern Arizona though they were  about 50 miles apart. Our daughter called to tell us about it just as my wife excitedly telling me what she had seen. When I went out to look, there was nothing there.”

In the late August 2004, Amateur astronomer John Bortle says he observe the cloud from his home in Stormville, New York, just after 9pm. “it remained in the sky for about 25 minutes.” Other observers described the cloud as a round dish, about the size of the moon.

In December 2008, there was the strange “wheel” that looked like a large round hole punched in the clouds over Raceland, Louisiana. It was observed by a lot of people who called area police, television and newspaper offices.

In the Philippines, I’ve been observing these strange clouds everywhere especially during daytime. One day I saw a shiny silver disk-shaped object in the Eastern horizon flying westward and it suddenly disappeared behind the clouds.

Almost a year ago I saw an amazing strange cloud just above a local Carnival Park in CCP Complex, Pasay. I know and I could feel there’s something behind  that enormous cloud similar to a mother ship.

 

 

 

Watch a video about strange clouds:

 

7-Year Old Girl Cries Stones, A Case of Materialization?

What could be an exact explanation about a 7-year old Indian girl who weeps stones.

In a report, the case of Kura Nitya baffles the doctors because no one can explain what is causing the manifestation of stones from the right eye of the Indian girl.

Local newspaper Tamil Nesan reported that stones had been discharging from Kura Nitya’s right eye for the past 15 days. Nitya, from a village near Hyderabad, has been weeping about 12 to 25 stones a day.

Her parents have approached several ophthalmologists who were unable to diagnose what was causing the problem. According to her grandfather Gopal Reddy, the stones began popping out on Oct 26. ‘Initially, we thought it was some divine power and prayed to God for this phenomenon to stop,’ he said, adding that they were keeping the stones for medical tests, if required.

Nitya said the lower portion of her right eye swelled minutes before the stones painlessly popped out. Ophthalmologist Dr Kalyan Chakaravarthy said Nitya was medically fit and there was no logical reason for the phenomenon.

This case could be spiritual or paranormal in nature though we should rely first on what could be the result of any medical tests by experts maybe they could find real evidence causing this kind of phenomenon.

On the paranormal side, I could only presume that this manifestation has something to do with “materialization”. I know some people could materialize things by the power of their mind.

In this case, IMHO the materialization of stones from the eyes of the child could be unconsciously caused by thoughts of the child herself though she is not aware of it but subconsciously she is doing it every time she feels sad or suffering from pain.

Maybe some people or experts have any idea about this case  and you can post your comments or observation.

Read the original story here: Seven-year-old Indian girl Kura Nitya cries ‘tears’ of stone.

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The Truth about Nature Spirits of the Elemental Kingdom

We have FOUR Basic Elements of Nature: Earth, Fire, Water and Air.

Each element has a corresponding Nature Spirit – the spiritual essence of the particular element.

Nature Spirits are made up of Etheric Substance that is unique and specific to their particular element. They are living entities oftentimes resembling humans in shape but inhabiting a world of their own.

The beings in the Elemental Kingdom work primarily on the mental plane and are known as “builders of form.” Their specialty is translating thought-forms into physical forms by transforming mental patterns into etheric and then physical patterns. Each of them is a specialist in creating some specific form whether it be an electron or interstellar space.

Elementals range in size from smaller than an electron to vaster than galactic space. Like the angels, elemental beings begin their evolution small in size and increase their size as they evolve. The elementals serving on planet Earth materialize whatever they pick up from the thoughts and feelings of mankind. This relationship was intended to facilitate the
remanifestation of “heaven on Earth.” They take their orders from the devas.

They do not remain individualized as humans are. These beings are animated by the thought power of the lower angels and so are thought forms of sorts.

They may be etheric thoughts forms, yet they have etheric flesh, blood, and bones. They live, propagate off spring, eat, talk, act, and sleep. They cannot be destroyed by frosser material elements such as fire, air, earth, and water because they are etheric in nature. they are not immortal. When their work is finished they are absorbed back into the ocean of spirit. They do live a very long time–300 to 1,000 years.

They have the power to change their size and appearance almost at will. They
cannot, however, change elements.

Earth Gnomes

The nature spirits of the Earth are called Gnomes. Gnomes are connected to the earth element, which includes the minerals. They live inside the earth, although there are some forest gnomes, who take care of the forest on the level of the earth element. They vary in size from 2 to 3 feet. They look a bit knotty, gnarled, and in general they are a bit gruff, and do not trust easily humans. Gnomes take care not only of the earth and minerals, but also of the roots of plants. They have strong senses and intellect. They understand what they hear and see. They not only receive the cosmic influences, but also ideas. They have a clear consciousness. A plant receives energies from the cosmos and lets them sink into the soil, where the gnomes collect this information and pass it on to the earth, to all the minerals. Their knowledge is immediate, that is, when they receive information through their senses they immediately ‘know’. Because they have a universal intellect they tend to look down on humans as incomplete beings. They don’t have to think things over as we do, thus they think that we are dumb. Gnomes have an inner sense with which they experience what is in the minerals and metals, these being receivers of what is above the earth. They also seem to be sensitive to influences of the moon. With full moon, they form a thick ‘skin’ to protect themselves against the moon light, with new moon they are almost transparent. They are always alert what happens around and to them.

Fire: Salamanders

The salamanders are the spirit of fire. Without these beings, fire cannot exist. You cannot light a match without a salamander’s being present. There are many families of salamanders, differing in size, appearance, and dignity. Some people have seen them as small balls of light, but most commonly they are perceived as being lizard-like in shape and
about a foot or more in length. The salamanders are considered the strongest and most powerful of all the elementals. Their ruler is a magnificent flaming being called Djin. Those who have seen him say that he is terrible, yet awe-inspiring in appearance. Salamanders have the ability to extend their size or diminish it, as needed. If you ever need to light a campfire in the wilderness, call to the salamanders and they will help you. It has also been said that salamanders (and the other elemental beings) can be mischievous at times. For example, a fiery temper and inharmonious conditions in a person’s home can cause these beings to make trouble. They are like children in that they don’t fully understand the results of their actions. They are greatly affected, as are all nature spirits, by human humankind’s thinking.

Air: Sylphs

The sylphs are the air spirits. Their element has the highest vibratory rate of the four
(beside earth, fire, water). They live hundreds of years, often reaching one thousand and never seeming to get old. They are said to live on the tops of mountains. The leader of the sylphs is a being called Paralda who is said to dwell on the highest mountain of Earth. Sylphs often assume human form but only for short periods of time. The vary in size from being as large as a human to being much smaller. They are volatile and changeable. The winds are their particular vehicle. The work through the gases and ethers of the Earth and are kindly toward humans. They are usually seen with wings, looking like cherubs or fairies. Because of their connection to air, which is associated with the mental aspect, one of their functions is to help humans receive inspiration. The sylphs are drawn to those who use their minds, particularly those on creative arts.

Water: Undines

The undines are the elemental beings that compose water. They are able to control, to a great degree, the course and function of the water element. Etheric in nature, they exist within the water itself and this is why they can’t be seen with the normal physical vision. These beings are beautiful to look at and are very graceful. They are often seen riding the waves of the ocean. They can also be found in rocky pools and in marshlands. They are clothed in a shimmery substance looking like water but shinning with all the colors of the sea, with green predominating. The concept of the mermaid is connected with these elemental beings. The undines also work with the plants that grow under the water and with the motion of water. Some undines inhabit waterfalls, others live in rivers and lakes. Every fountain has its nymph. Every ocean has its oceanids. The undines closely resemble humans in appearance and size, except for those inhabiting smaller streams and ponds. The undines often live in coral caves under the ocean or on the shores of lakes or banks of rivers. Smaller undines live under lily pads. The undines work with the vital essences and liquids of plants, animals, and human beings. They are present in everything containing water. There are many families of undines, as the chart indicates. The ruler of the undines is a called Necksa. The undines love, serve, and honor her unceasingly. They are emotional beings, very friendly and open to being of service to human beings. The smaller undines are often seen as winged beings that people have mistakenly called fairies. Those winged beings are seen near flowers that grow in watery areas. They have gossamer wings and gossamer clothing.

MORE ABOUT DEVAS, ELEMENTALS AND ANGELS:

What Are Devas?

Dwarves and Other Nature Spirits

Knowing the Devas and Angels

 Elemental Spirits

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Tips on Ghost Hunting and How to Deal with Spirits

To those interested in Ghost Hunting, the tips below might be of great help to you. Remember, dealing with ghosts and other unseen entities is not a game or joke. You might put yourself in great danger if you just think playing with
spirits or any unseen entity. Be always on guard at anytime and anywhere because the reality is we are living among the spiritual realm meaning spirits are all around us.

  1. Let them (ghosts & spirits) know they are not forgotten
    Let your journey in this field of study be a labor of love. Remember
    to be respectful of ghosts & sprits, as they were once people, and
    still are for that matter.
  2. Never tease, threaten or dare an unseen entity
    First of all, we want to be taken seriously. Secondly, we are ghost
    hunters, not bullies. Lastly, we sure don’t want any vindictive entities
    following us home or worse yet, attacking and hurting us.
  3. Conduct yourself as a professional at all times
    We always want to present ourselves as one in control. And that of course means around other investigators, victims of a haunting, and even to the ghosts themselves. Self-confidence and control will radiate like a beacon of light and thus serve as a shield of protection.
  4. Never seek out entities on your own.  A team of two works well and three is the ideal number. Larger groups will need to break up into smaller groups.
  5. Addicting habits can be contradictory to your ghostly pursuits
    Examples would be heavy addictions to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, an
    abnormal sex drive, etc. These things in excess make you vulnerable and susceptible to attack. The attack stems from the entities attraction to your addictions and also because of your weakness. Mind altering
    substances are particularly enticing to them.
  6. Pay attention to your dreamsEntities will use this relaxed state of mind & body to try and influence or torment it’s targeted victim. Use whatever wording is necessary (according to your own spiritual beliefs) to command such an intrusion to cease. Command it in the holy name of your God or higher power.
  7. Use religious relics & symbols as a protection
    But only use these if you believe in what they can do. It’s not the item
    itself that has the power, it’s what it symbolizes according to your
    faith. That’s what actually gives it its power.
  8. Listen to your instincts and your intuition
    Draw from the power within. You will find this to be your greatest resource.
  9. Never leave a team member behind, not ever
    Commit yourself to the task at hand until it’s done. A combined effort makes the team a whole intricate working structure.
  10. Always consider all aspects of a haunting
    Go into an investigation with a kind heart and gracious attitude. But know that most hauntings can be explained. i.e. house settling, furnace noises etc. And as sad as it is, you must also consider the mental & emotional state of the victim as well. Paranoia, delusional
    aspects and mental illness in general may be a consideration. As a
    final note; it should also be stated however, that in some cases, an
    unstable person can actually be open to these types of visitors and or
    attacks.
  11. Always remember, you are the one in control
    You have the body and thus you have the power. It’s really simple, you are in your element. This is your dimension and your reality. Unseen entities are intruders into your space. That is, unless they are invited in or find a way in through your weaknesses. Be strong by curving appetites and living a productive & wholesome life.
  12. Be familiar with all aspects of the supernatural
    Know well the entities you pursue. Understand them and the things of their world. Knowledge is power. The more you know, the more confident you become. Be careful though, not all knowledge is good. Acquire it with a scientific standpoint.
  13. Your best protection is in the life you lead
    If you are active in ghostly pursuits then evil will cross your path, so be armed. If you are religious, then live your religion. But whether you are or not, you best protection is to live so as to put others first. Good
    deeds and a love for all life is your greatest protection.
  14. Don’t be afraid to experiment
    Not everything you try will work. If one attempt or theory fails, keep
    trying. Simply move on to the next thing on your list. And by all means, have a list.
  15. Do your homework
    Consider all aspects of an investigation before you go. A preliminary walk through ahead of time is advised. Doing a history check is helpful as well. Anything you can find out ahead of time will be to your advantage.
  16. Never be without outside contact
    Make sure others outside your team are aware of where you are when on an assignment or investigation. A cell phone is a must.
  17. Demonic Possession
    It’s extremely rare that you will ever hear of a full-fledged demonic
    possession. But it is something that all ghost hunters need to be aware of and briefed on. Full-possession requires an “invitation” in
    order to gain a foothold. However, there are activities that can be
    construed as an invitation. i.e. Ouija boards, séances, etc. A person with heavy addictions, sins, depression or someone who is desperately lonely are more apt to be targets. When any type of invitation is construed, whether implied or direct, it may very well be acted upon by such evil entities. Even with all that, it’s still rare that evil will triumph successfully, but it is possible in some cases. Ghost hunters are somewhat susceptible because of the nature of their work.
  18. Lower Level Entities
    There are other less severe life forms that we need to be aware of as well. They are evil and are here to weaken the population through their influence. Their ultimate goal is to distract us from our life duties and make us as unproductive as possible. These creatures are subtle but very much determined. People that allow themselves to be heavily influenced in this direction are also more prone to demonic possession. This type of entity uses distraction through such things as computers, video games, unwholesome activities, etc. If you miss out on important family outings or you lose your job because you want to stay home and play video games, etc, then they have gained some control. It’s called, lower level possession. Ghost hunters need to avoid this trap at all cost. Refer to codes 5, 6, 11 & 13. And for a good resource, buy a book on Psychic Self-Defense.
  19. Be scientifically minded
    Strive to prove the existence of ghosts and the afterlife. We as Ghost Hunters cannot simply rely on the word of someone with a particular gift. We need to know for ourselves and we need to document it in our studies.
  20. Rely on your senses
    Be ever mindful of your own awareness. We are all born with the gift of inspiration. We also have a bell (so to speak) that sounds off when we are in danger. It’s a gift that needs to be focused on. Constantly pay
    attention to this special ability that we all have. Especially when on an investigation. As you become more aware and in tune, you will be able to better sense ghosts & other types of entities.
  21. Evidence is everything
    All we really have to show for our hard word is the evidence we collect. So take notes, write up reports, snap pictures, collect EVPs. Keep a log.
  22. Be aware that theories change
    What is believed to be true today may not be tomorrow. If there’s anything we can depend on, it’s change. What we may know about ghosts today may change tomorrow. We need to embrace credible evidence and use that knowledge to our advantage. So be willing to let go of old theories when need be. If we don’t, we will be left behind.
  23. Expect Results
    Go into every assignment with an attitude of well defined purpose. Go
    knowing you have your preliminary research accomplished beforehand and then have a plan to make it all come together. A good investigator is organized and thorough. The right attitude yields results!
  24. It’s okay to be afraid
    That is, as long as it doesn’t seriously effect the investigation or make you especially vulnerable. Excessive fear will make you ineffective as a contributing team member and will make you a target for entities. Excessive fear or anger feeds and empowers curtain types of entities. Enjoy the thrill of the chase and scream if you must. But everything in moderation.
  25. LIVE THE CODE !
    It will protect you on your journey and guide you on your quest. Ghost
    hunting will be one of the most exciting experiences of your life…
    enjoy!
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Don’t Trust Good Looking Spirits (Elementals or Encantos)

Unknown to many Filipinos especially Pinays, elementals or nature spirits (local name: encanto) are visiting them in their dreams appearing to be good looking guys and friendly.

But in the end, their astral bodies will be trapped in the elemental kingdom mostly turning them into slaves or imprison them for infinite period.

A 35-year old woman, who claimed she was being abducted by an “encanto” and in captivity for three years,was freed by a known spiritual healer.

Jinalyn Hugo of Puerto Princesa, reveals her ordeal on air over DZRH’s
paranormal radio program Misteryo, a week after she was being freed from
captivity by Energy/Magnetic Healer Bro. Emil.

Bro. Emil, a native of Naga City, is known to have special abilities of extracting
negative energies(diseases) and bad spirits with his unique healing
technique and using the Guardian Diamond crystals.

Hugo remembers she was sleeping past midnight – 3 years ago, in their house
in Palawan, when an encanto identified as tikbalang – a horse-headed
elemental, forcibly pulled her astral(spiritual) body from her resting
physical body and tied her up with a tree without food and drinks
(astrally).

Hugo’s claim confirms several cases of encanto abductions in the Philippines mostly victimizing women (preferably
virgins/young girls), and held in captivity while others were imprisoned
as slaves in the realm of the elementals.

Elementals are those nature spirits associated with elements (earth, fire, water, air),and
those
earth elementals such as dwarves, horse-headed being (tikbalang) and big hairy spirit (kapre) are commonly identified as
abductors of women, though there were also reports that malevolent
fairies and mermaids are luring male humans, and trapped them in their
kingdom.

Of course, we cannot say that all elementals are considered to be negative spirits but we just want to warn people
especially women not to trust good looking guys appearing in their
dreams and eventually abducting their astral bodies and imprison them in
their kingdom.

The worst effects of these astral body abductions were the sufferings of the physical bodies being used/abused by other
elemental beings,while the owners are in captivity – mostly possessed by
low level spirits, bombarded with illness and eventually leading to
victims’ physical death.

Prayer, meditation, spiritual shielding and other protective stones/crystals are suggested methods for
protection against encanto or elemental abductions.

Source: Misteryo: Healer Frees Woman from Encanto’s Captivity

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The Science of Voodoo

Late one night in a small Alabama cemetery, Vance Vanders had a run-in with the local witch doctor, who wafted a bottle of unpleasant-smelling liquid in front of his face, and told him he was about to die and that no one could save him.

Back home, Vanders took to his bed and began to deteriorate. Some weeks later, emaciated and near death, he was admitted to the local hospital, where doctors were unable to find a cause for his symptoms or slow his decline.
Only then did his wife tell one of the doctors, Drayton Doherty, of the hex.
Doherty thought long and hard. The next morning, he called Vanders’s family to his bedside. He told them that the previous night he had lured the witch doctor back to the cemetery, where he had choked him against a tree until he explained how the curse worked. The medicine man had, he said, rubbed lizard eggs into Vanders’s stomach, which had hatched inside his body. One reptile remained, which was eating Vanders from the inside out.
Great ceremony
Doherty then summoned a nurse who had, by prior arrangement, filled a large syringe with a powerful emetic. With great ceremony, he inspected the instrument and injected its contents into Vanders’ arm. A few minutes later, Vanders began to gag and vomit uncontrollably. In the midst of it all, unnoticed by everyone in the room, Doherty produced his pièce de résistance – a green lizard he had stashed in his black bag. “Look what has come out of you Vance,” he cried. “The voodoo curse is lifted.”
Vanders did a double take, lurched backwards to the head of the bed, then drifted into a deep sleep. When he woke next day he was alert and ravenous. He quickly regained his strength and was discharged a week later.
The facts of this case from 80 years ago were corroborated by four medical professionals. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about it is that Vanders survived. There are numerous documented instances from many parts of the globe of people dying after being cursed.
With no medical records and no autopsy results, there’s no way to be sure exactly how these people met their end. The common thread in these cases, however, is that a respected figure puts a curse on someone, perhaps by chanting or pointing a bone at them. Soon afterwards, the victim dies, apparently of natural causes.
Voodoo nouveau
You might think this sort of thing is increasingly rare, and limited to remote tribes. But according to Clifton Meador, a doctor at Vanderbilt School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, who has documented cases like Vanders, the curse has taken on a new form.
Take Sam Shoeman, who was diagnosed with end-stage liver cancer in the 1970s and given just months to live. Shoeman duly died in the allotted time frame – yet the autopsy revealed that his doctors had got it wrong. The tumour was tiny and had not spread. “He didn’t die from cancer, but from believing he was dying of cancer,” says Meador. “If everyone treats you as if you are dying, you buy into it. Everything in your whole being becomes about dying.”
He didn’t die from cancer but from believing he was dying of cancer
Cases such as Shoeman’s may be extreme examples of a far more widespread phenomenon. Many patients who suffer harmful side effects, for instance, may do so only because they have been told to expect them. What’s more, people who believe they have a high risk of certain diseases are more likely to get them than people with the same risk factors who believe they have a low risk. It seems modern witch doctors wear white coats and carry stethoscopes.
The nocebo effect
The idea that believing you are ill can make you ill may seem far-fetched, yet rigorous trials have established beyond doubt that the converse is true – that the power of suggestion can improve health. This is the well-known placebo effect. Placebos cannot produce miracles, but they do produce measurable physical effects.
The placebo effect has an evil twin: the nocebo effect, in which dummy pills and negative expectations can produce harmful effects. The term “nocebo”, which means “I will harm”, was not coined until the 1960s, and the phenomenon has been far less studied than the placebo effect. It’s not easy, after all, to get ethical approval for studies designed to make people feel worse.
What we do know suggests the impact of nocebo is far-reaching. “Voodoo death, if it exists, may represent an extreme form of the nocebo phenomenon,” says anthropologist Robert Hahn of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, who has studied the nocebo effect.
Life threatening
In clinical trials, around a quarter of patients in control groups – those given supposedly inert therapies – experience negative side effects. The severity of these side effects sometimes matches those associated with real drugs. A retrospective study of 15 trials involving thousands of patients prescribed either beta blockers or a control showed that both groups reported comparable levels of side effects, including fatigue, depressive symptoms and sexual dysfunction.
A similar number had to withdraw from the studies because of them.
Occasionally, the effects can be life-threatening (see “The overdose”). “Beliefs and expectations are not only conscious, logical phenomena, they also have physical consequences,” says Hahn.
Nocebo effects are also seen in normal medical practice. Around 60 per cent of patients undergoing chemotherapy start feeling sick before their treatment. “It can happen days before, or on the journey on the way in,” says clinical psychologist Guy Montgomery from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Sometimes the mere thought of treatment or the doctor’s voice is enough to make patients feel unwell. This “anticipatory nausea” may be partly due to conditioning – when patients subconsciously link some part of their experience with nausea – and partly due to expectation.
Catching
Alarmingly, the nocebo effect can even be catching. Cases where symptoms without an identifiable cause spread through groups of people have been around for centuries, a phenomenon known as mass psychogenic illness. One outbreak (see “It’s catching”) inspired a recent study by psychologists Irving Kirsch and Giuliana Mazzoni of the University of Hull in the UK.
They asked some of a group of students to inhale a sample of normal air, which all participants were told contained “a suspected environmental toxin” linked to headache, nausea, itchy skin and drowsiness. Half of the participants also watched a woman inhale the sample and apparently develop these symptoms. Students who inhaled were more likely to report these symptoms than those who did not. Symptoms were also more pronounced in women, particularly those who had seen another apparently become ill – a bias also seen in mass psychogenic illness.
The study shows that if you hear of or observe a possible side effect, you are more likely to develop it yourself. That puts doctors in a tricky situation. “On the one hand people have the right to be informed about what to expect, but this makes it more likely they will experience these effects,” says Mazzoni.
Catch 22
This means doctors need to choose their words carefully so as to minimise negative expectations, says Montgomery. “It’s all about how you say it.”
Hypnosis might also help. “Hypnosis changes expectancies, which decreases anxiety and stress, which improves the outcome,” Montgomery says. “I think hypnosis could be applied to a wide variety of symptoms where expectancy plays a role.”
Is the scale of the nocebo problem serious enough to justify such countermeasures? We just don’t know, because so many questions remain unanswered. In what circumstances do nocebo effects occur? And how long do the symptoms last?
It appears that, as with the placebo response, nocebo effects vary widely, and may depend heavily on context. Placebo effects in clinical settings are often much more potent than those induced in the laboratory, says Paul Enck, a psychologist at the University Hospital in Tübingen, Germany, which suggests the nocebo problem may have profound effects in the real world. For obvious reasons, though, lab experiments are designed to induce only mild and temporary nocebo symptoms.
Real consequences
It is also unclear who is susceptible. A person’s optimism or pessimism may play a role, but there are no consistent personality predictors. Both sexes can succumb to mass psychogenic illness, though women report more symptoms than men. Enck has shown that in men, expectancy rather than conditioning is more likely to influence nocebo symptoms. For women, the opposite is true. “Women tend to operate more on past experiences, whereas men seem more reluctant to take history into a situation,” he says.
What is becoming clear is that these apparently psychological phenomena have very real consequences in the brain. Using PET scans to peer into the brains of people given a placebo or nocebo, Jon-Kar Zubieta of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, showed last year that nocebo effects were linked with a decrease in dopamine and opioid activity. This would explain how nocebos can increase pain. Placebos, unsurprisingly, produced the opposite response.
Meanwhile, Fabrizio Benedetti of the University of Turin Medical School in Italy has found that nocebo-induced pain can be suppressed by a drug called proglumide, which blocks receptors for a hormone called cholecystokinin (CCK). Normally, expectations of pain induce anxiety, which activates CCK receptors, enhancing pain.
Ultimate cause
The ultimate cause of the nocebo effect, however, is not neurochemistry but belief. According to Hahn, surgeons are often wary of operating on people who think they will die – because such patients often do. And the mere belief that one is susceptible to a heart attack is itself a risk factor. One study found that women who believed they are particularly prone to heart attack are nearly four times as likely to die from coronary conditions than other women with the same risk factors.
Despite the growing evidence that the nocebo effect is all too real, it is hard in this rational age to accept that people’s beliefs can kill them. After all, most of us would laugh if a strangely attired man leapt about waving a bone and told us we were going to die. But imagine how you would feel if you were told the same thing by a smartly dressed doctor with a wallful of medical degrees and a computerful of your scans and test results. The social and cultural background is crucial, says Enck.
Meador argues that Shoeman’s misdiagnosis and subsequent death shares many of the crucial elements found in hex death. A powerful doctor pronounces a death sentence, which is accepted unquestioningly by the “victim” and his family, who then start to act upon that belief. Shoeman, his family and his doctors all believed he was dying from cancer. It became a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Nothing mystical
“Bad news promotes bad physiology. I think you can persuade people that they’re going to die and have it happen,” Meador says. “I don’t think there’s anything mystical about it. We’re uncomfortable with the idea that words or symbolic actions can cause death because it challenges our biomolecular model of the world.”
Perhaps when the biomedical basis of voodoo death is revealed in detail we will find it easier to accept that it is real – and that it can affect any one of us.
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Strange Flying Creatures in Agta Cave, Cebu

A group of mountaineers with local tourist guides encountered strange flying creatures locally known as rods while others call them as flying snakes or skyfish. These creatures were also spotted in the mountain areas of Mexico, Japan and Europe.

The mountaineers described them as they have appendages along their torsos that reportedly flap in a wave motion while moving.

But according to The Straight Dope, a syndicated column in the US, the video footage are that of ordinary insects.

It said that the camera’s video capture framerate is too slow to capture the number of cycles of the insect’s wing beat, resulting in a distorted image that looks like a flying rod.

“Essentially what you see is several wingbeat cycles of the insect on each frame of the video, creating the illusion of a “rod” with bulges along its length.

The blurred body of the insect as it moves forward forms the “rod,” and the oscillation of the wings up and down forms the bulges.” “Anyone with a video camera can duplicate the effect, if you shoot enough footage of flying insects from the right distance,” said a Straight Dope column published in September 2000. “We have consulted photographers and experts. They insisted that the object is not a reflection of anything. Right now, we’re in a quandary. Probably, they’re flying rods,” said Alex K. Gonzales, Argao tourism officer. Gonzales said the photos bearing the skyfish were taken when a group of eight call center agents were touring the House of Giants cave, known as Balay sa Agta, in Barangay Conalum, a hilly village 10 kilometers from the town proper. The cave, a tourist destination, got its name because of its large natural hollow, which can accommodate the entire, if not two St. Michael Parish buildings, Argao’s centuries-old church, he said.

Rainerio Alcarez and Jerome Montejo Jr., both accredited tour guides, accompanied the group during their eco-tour last Sunday. They said they did not expect a rare phenomenon to happen. Alcarez said they were on their way out when he sensed something unusual, the intensity of sunlight emanating from the cave’s open sinkhole at around 11:30 a.m. The sinkhole, which the Argao tourism office calls an open cathedral, is located in the mid-portion of the cave’s center covering. Alcarez considered the sunlight’s brightness that time as strange, as it was the first time he encountered this since working as a tour guide for seven years. “I told them to take pictures using their digital cameras because the brightness of sunlight that day was really unusual,” he said.

Upon returning to the tourism office in Poblacion, Alcarez said he was shocked to see two flying objects caught on camera when he downloaded the photos into the office computer. At least four shots from different angles were taken of the creatures that were caught right in the light emanating from the cave’s sinkhole. Gonzales said they already consulted officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources but they could not also explain the existence of these two flying objects. The local tourism office, he said, will not close the cave while they are bent on looking for experts to identify these flying creatures. “It encourages us more to protect the cave. We will not allow tourists to go in there without our local guardians for their safety,” Gonzales said.

News Source: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/ceb/2008/04/03/news/trekkers.cameras.catch.flying.objects.html

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