The debate will go on, but I am one who takes a stand with what my internal knowledge tells me, backed by some other resource plus searches for resources that others can also do if they desire to open their self up to the discovery of what may or may not be. I will give some links to other resources on this subject near the end of this article.
Being one who does séances in the Chicago area in a way that I have been criticized by some others for the way I do my ‘Circle of Energy Séance’, for the fact I do not sit at the end of the table and say ‘what or who’ the spirits are that
are present as the majority of Mediums do, nor do I go into a trance etc.
My goal in doing my séances is to raise the spirits so that they interact with individuals who are present and the individuals more or less become the Mediums and inform me what is going on, what is happening to them or what they feel or see. This allows them to experience the Spirit world and that is my goal, as I already know the Spirits are there. I then direct my séances in a way and direction by what the individuals tell me is going on with them. Below you will find some comments from my recent Chicago Paranormal Nights and my séances that end each night.
One individual stated I insult what Mediums do! To me she was telling me they have to either work harder at what they attempt to do or make what they say they feel and know, a reality to those who are present not just some rambling by the Medium of this and that is present or is going on.
One of the things I once in awhile hear by one who says they have abilities, is ‘a Spirit is lost’, ‘a Spirit is struck’ or the best one yet ‘the Spirit does not know they are dead’! The ‘don’t know they are dead’ always gets a ‘HUH’, from me.
Then you have the individual who profess that they are more powerful then the Spirit world and can cross a spirit over and will attempt do so. Personally, I will not allow that to be attempted at any location I am at. One reason is I do not believe an individual is more powerful then the Spirit world is that it would not be allowed and is an insult to the Spirit world when one thinks they are more powerful. The second reason is a Native American raised on a Reservation, and is one who assisted me years ago in opening myself up to what I do. She would never want to be in the same location as one who thought they would try to cross a Spirit over. The third reason is when the individual say’s “We can’t prove that they did or did not cross over”. That was just told to me in September of 2010 when I found out the individual took it upon their own to attempt to cross a spirit over and allegedly even trespassed back onto a private location to do so. Their response was an easy out when questioned about why and what they attempted to do.
So where does one find some facts to back up that all souls or spirits cross over?
I like to use a source that some in the paranormal field use or Demonologists seem to use as one of their main reference books: The Bible. “The Bible states the existence of Demons,” Many Demonologist preach. Yes in the form of illness in humans as they did not have the medical knowledge back then of what we know today as illnesses. Nevertheless, the Bible still gives the Demonologists some ground to preach what they preach. To get back to it being an illness, one just has to watch the Preachers on TV that heal. When an individual comes on stage to be healed, maybe with a tumor or major illness, the Preacher states ‘In the name of God, I cast this Demon out of you!’.
For some reference to Demons, Illness and the Bible, here is a Bible Study on-line course that explains it:
I have had some Demonologists on my Internet radio show, to debate the Demon concept and their role as a Demonologist. I ask them why it is always after the facts that we hear about it. Also with all the locations that I have been at with what I do, why have I never come across a Demon? Their answer to that is ‘I’m protected by my Higher Power’. Well I cannot argue that, but still if that is the case, then I should be a lighting rod for any Demon looking for someone to mess with, I would think. I am still waiting to experience my first Demon encounter.
Getting back to Crossing Over and the Bible and some references:
I would suggest looking at this web page as it covers the majority of the Bibles:
In addition, may I suggest as Modern Science also supports it:
Ok – your thinking the Bible is not your source of reference for anything. That is fine as there is a whole world of ‘free’ documented information on this subject that does not come from the Bible; just do an Internet search for “Near Death Experiences”. Out of all the documented documents, I do not think you will find any that will state they ‘Did not know they were dead’ ‘That they were lost’ or ‘They were stuck’.
Again, I would like to recommend an article that states - support by modern science:
Comments from my recent Chicago Paranormal Nights and Séances:
Comment from All Hallow Eve, Oct. 30th 2010 Paranormal Night at The Tinker Swiss Cottage in Rockford, IL.
TO ED SHANAHAN:
" I know you were so exhausted last night thanks for hanging in there. Enjoyed the whole nite. That was the first time I saw things in my head during the seance. Also enjoyed some of the girls that let me join them while they got their flashlight and emf gaget to work down in the basement and the upstairs bedroom. Don’t remember their names but want to thank them for including me in their investigation. It was a real treat. I must be getting old. I could hardly move this morning I was so tired. It was Just a GREAT night! Thanks"
Comment from Sept 2010 Paranormal Night at the Willow Creek Farm in Shannon, IL
First, I would like to say Thank you for such an interesting evening at the Willow Creek Farm. My daughter Sara & I were totally intrigued and thoroughly enjoyed our experiences. The memories of that evening will certainly stay with us for quite some time. I will never forget seeing the black shadow of Dr Graham as he came down the staircase, and stood at the threshold of the staircase door. I was sure at any moment all hell would break loose. WOW ! Sara is still intrigued as to how she felt the numbness in her hands and the feeling of her wrists being tied when up in "Robbies"
room with you conducting a mini seance. She learned that ghost hunting is not about walking from room to room asking for a sign, but rather sitting in the room and communicating with the spirits in a respectful way, We will leave the provoking of spirits like Dr Graham to you !! Edward, you certainly very impressive on many different levels. We appreciate the manor in which the whole evening was conducted. What you did not know was that after the seance we went to the barn with
the Franks Box and had interesting communication. I do not think I will ever have an experience that will top the evening at Willow Creek Farm. Thank you for offering the event, and look forward to participating in an event in the future...
Comment from Aug 2010 Paranormal Night at the Willow Creek Farm in Shannon, IL
Ed, thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to investigate the Willow Creek Farm! It was without a doubt one of our best investigations so far! You are truly a gifted person and I don't think any of us will ever forget our night with you at the farm! As for the séance, what else can I say but
WOW!! That was the most amazing part of the night and I look forward to joining your circle again! :0) Laura DeMore
Comment from Aug 2010 Paranormal Night at the Willow Creek Farm in Shannon, IL
Hello Ed, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for such a wonderful night of investigating. I particularly enjoyed the seance portion of the night! I was the person who had the personal items from my mother, Shirley. Saturday was my first investigation and I look forward to more in the future. Sincerely, Susanne Woods
Well that is about it for this article, I hope you enjoyed it and gave you something some thing to think about and look at with a different view by way of some resource by you other then just taking the word of what someone may try and tell you.
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