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Isolation caused by religious expulsion

Identifier

002254

Type of Spiritual Experience

Out of body
Vision
Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 1

Background

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Amazing how cruel religiously fanatical people can be - so much inflicted hurt on the poor soul.  The demons aren't his, they are the ones created by his family

A description of the experience

anon288646 Post 123

 I experienced this when I was a young teenager, hearing menacing "demonic" voices, loud sounds, footsteps, music, being unable to move, a presence, someone moving my bed, pressure on the chest. I also saw shadow people and flying Halloween pumpkins. I felt like I was about to be possessed, like a loss of energy. Then the visions stopped until I was 25. That time was very stressful for me.

I left my family's religion -- I became agnostic -- and there was a lot of drama involved in the process, lost all my friends, etc.. Then I had the most vivid hallucinations, and some of them even "extended" over the fully awake state for a few seconds.

A sound woke me up and a I saw a motherly, caring figure of white light. The other day, the same thing happened again: a sound woke me up, and I saw a polygonal man beside me moving his spherical head (I'd been using a 3D modelling software that day).

These were the good ones, but I've also had frighting experiences. The difference was that I was able to control them, to "fight" them mentally.

 I've been practicing some meditation. So in the middle of a bad hallucination, I will start meditating and then felt like I was leaving my body, so I had no need to "fight" physically with the threatening presence, usually a shadow man. I would fight it with my ethereal body, instead. Meditating at that time made me feel like I have super powers.

 Once I felt someone forcefully grabbing my arm, and I broke it in several pieces using my ethereal body. Meditating at those times helps me to control fear, and without fear and imagination I can transform the hallucination to something good.

 The last time that I've heard a threatening voice, I've just commanded it to leave me alone. Since then from time to time I have some mild experiences, but they are neutral or positive. I've also experienced again the sensation of leaving my body, flying around the neighborhood and coming back to my body, and then wake up with a very pleasurable sensation all over my body.

The source of the experience

Wisegeek

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Demons

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

Hearing voices

References