Published on 6 July 2015; revised on 27 November 2018
Previously titled: “Obsession/Possession” by the Theosophists and Activations of Light by Alice B. Clagett
- ACTIVATION OF LIGHT TO OVERCOME OBSESSION
- OBSESSION AND THE ASCENSION PROCESS
- OBSESSION THROUGH USE OF ALCOHOL OR TOBACCO
- OBSESSION AS A RESULT OF FEELING ENRAGED, OR ON GETTING CARRIED AWAY WITH RELIGIOUS FERVOR
- OBSESSION IS ONE OF THE MANY CAUSES OF SLEEPWALKING
- OBSESSION BY A DRUNKARD WHO HAS PASSED ON
- WHY A MAN MIGHT ATTEMPT TO OBSESS AFTER DEATH
- OBSESSION OF MEDIUMS
- OBSESSION OF A BABY OR AN ANIMAL
- OBSESSION OF A DISCIPLE BY A SPIRITUAL MASTER OR GURU
- USING WILL POWER TO OVERCOME OBSESSION
Image: The Light Body … silhouette of a man with golden light around him: https://higherdensity.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/light-body.jpg?w=571&h=433 ..
Here is an activation of light to overcome what used to be termed ‘entity obsession’ … This is another term for an entity, embodied or disembodied, whose astral form appears to be lurking about me, or even lurking within my auric ‘egg’, my Body of Light. You can add or subtract phrases, to make the affirmation more pertinent to your situation.
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ACTIVATION OF LIGHT TO OVERCOME OBSESSION
By the grace of God,
[Name? … or ‘This being’] does not dwell in my person.
[Name? … or ‘This being’] does not dwell in my bedroom.
[Name? … or ‘This being’] has no power over my sleeping form.
[Name] does not dwell in my house.
[Name] does not dwell in my neighborhood.
[Name] does not dwell in my place of work.
[Name] does not dwell in my family members, or in my friends.
[Name] does not dwell in my [cat, or dog].
I align my will and heart and mind
with the great Will and Heart and Mind of God.
God alone dwells in my person.
God alone dwells in my bedroom.
God alone dwells in my sleeping form.
God alone dwells in my house.
God alone dwells in my neighborhood.
God alone dwells in my place of work.
God alone dwells in my family members, and In my friends.
God alone dwells in my [cat, or dog].
. . . . .
OBSESSION AND THE ASCENSION PROCESS
Image: “The Nightmare,” by John Henry Fuseli, from Wikimedia … public domain … lady in white gown, swooning on a couch, with a gremlin on top of her. There’s the head of a dark horse (pun on ‘nightmare’) top left.
This issue of obsession is little understood in the materialistic society of America today. And so, I have included below some citations from the School of Theosophy compilations of Arthur E. Powell that throw light on the topic.
Arthur Powell discusses obsession of a living person by a dead person. However, a living person travelling in astral form can equally well obsess a living person who is asleep.
Especially in these times of Ascension, as most humans are in the process of learning to navigate the astral realms at the same time as they are still grounded in waking physical form, distortions of the Body of Light in an obsessing person can cause repeated attempts at obsession of other ascending people, in both waking and sleeping states.
And so, the information provided by Arthur Powell applies even more aptly in these times when we humans are ‘learning the ropes’ of Ascension. To preserve copyrights, I must cite the references rather than including the quotations. I hope this will not deter the reader from looking up the passages.
OBSESSION THROUGH USE OF ALCOHOL OR TOBACCO
Citation: “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” by Arthur E. Powell (1) … “Chapter V: Chakrams,” page 34, paragraph 6 (beginning “In the mental …”) through page 36, paragraph 4 (ending “… to control themselves”).
I do disagree with some information in the first paragraph in the above citation. I find thoughts typically are formed as words or song (in which case they issue from the sender’s astral throat chakra, the 5th chakra) or else as visual images, video clips, or long movies, in which case they issue from the third-eye point (the 6th chakra) in the head.
I also suspect that, because of the diverse ways in which thoughts can be sent, the sender and receiver need not have in common the same language.
OBSESSION AS A RESULT OF FEELING ENRAGED, OR ON GETTING CARRIED AWAY WITH RELIGIOUS FERVOR
Citation: “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” by Arthur E. Powell (1) … “Chapter VIII: Physical Life,” page 73, third full paragraph (beginning “Many of the …”) through the paragraph that continues onto page 75 (ending “… to the spiritual life.”)
OBSESSION IS ONE OF THE MANY CAUSES OF SLEEPWALKING
Citation: “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” by Arthur E. Powell (1) … “Chapter IX: Sleep-Life,” page 91, second full paragraph (beginning “(3) An outside …”) through the third full paragraph (ending “… made upon it.”)
OBSESSION BY A DRUNKARD WHO HAS PASSED ON
This description is about obsession by a drunkard who has passed on and has not yet shed his astral shell …
Citation: “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” by Arthur E. Powell (1) … “Chapter XIV: The After-Death Life: Particulars,” page 127, first full paragraph (beginning “A confirmed drunkard …”) through the fourth full paragraph (ending “… to both parties.”)
WHY A MAN MIGHT ATTEMPT TO OBSESS AFTER DEATH
This is an account of people who have lived a depraved existence while in body. After death, they are said to become evil entities who delight in using astral delusion so as to lead others to excess. From these entities, and from the beings known as ‘vitalized shells’ derive the stories of devils in the religious texts.
Citation: “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” by Arthur E. Powell (1) … “Chapter XV: The After-Death Life: Special Cases,” page 138, paragraph 4 (beginning “If a man …”) through page 139, first full paragraph (ending “… in their commission!'”)
OBSESSION OF MEDIUMS
Powell offers this advice in the context of the seance, which was wildly popular in his day. Since no solutions are offered to this dilemma, my thought is, to avoid acting as a medium!
Citation: “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” by Arthur E. Powell (1) … “Chapter XV: The After-Death Life: Special Cases,” page 139, paragraph 4 (beginning “Some people cling …”) through page 140, fifth full paragraph (ending “… thoughts or passions.”)
OBSESSION OF A BABY OR AN ANIMAL
Citation: “The Astral Body and Other Phenomena,” by Arthur E. Powell (1) … “Chapter XV: The After-Death Life: Special Cases,” page 140, sixth paragraph (beginning “Sometimes an entity …”) through page 142, second full paragraph (ending “… a special interest.”)
OBSESSION OF A DISCIPLE BY A SPIRITUAL MASTER OR GURU
There are stories of spiritual masters obsessing their disciples ‘for their own good’. I am against this practice and this teaching. I believe free will and the freedom to choose one’s destiny and learn, as quickly as possible, from one’s karmic mishaps, is the way to enlightenment. From my understanding, obsession by a spiritual master, while well intended as a shortcut to enlightenment, is like a ‘social trail’ a national park … looks intriguing, but where it will lead is problematical.
Spiritual masters and gurus have worked hard on their enlightenment, and they mean the very best for their disciples. But no matter how great a man is, if he relates to his disciples through the mediums of the third and fourth dimensions, the realms of polarity and duality, there will be errors in his teachings.
The karmic load that the spiritual master or guru still bears … no matter how small it may be, whether it be in the realm of thought propensity or of action in the world, in whatever incarnation … will be mirrored or fractalized out to all his disciples, taken up by them and combined with their own samskaric tendencies.
When these disciples come together to meditate as a group, if their focus is on the physical form of their spiritual master or guru, which is his manifestation in the third dimension, then the group’s samskaric tendencies will aggregate or snowball, coursing forth, in a mixture of Light and Dark energy, through all Earth.
When, on the other hand, we align our wills and hearts and minds with the great Will, the great Heart, and the great Mind of God, and work with the angelic realm for the upliftment of humankind, then Light pours down upon Earth from the higher realms, in a much purer form than can be provided through the lower dimensions.
USING WILL POWER TO OVERCOME OBSESSION
Image: “Psychosis,” a painting by Amber Christian Osterhout … https://odysseyonline-img.rbl.ms/simage/http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%2Ffiles%2F2015%2F10%2F24%2F635812634355206636-1614907730_psychosis1.jpg/2000%2C2000/3KZUB4rn6xghPu%2Bj/img.jpg ..
Modern psychology often refers to obsession as a mental disease …and in fact there is some truth in that, as a strong and consistent act of will over time most surely will rid us of the last vestige of entity obsession. Here is a citation from the School of Theosophy book “The Mental Body” by Arthur E. Powell, to that effect …
Citation: “The Mental Body,” by Arthur E. Powell, published in 1927, the Theosophical Publishing House, London … “Chapter XXXI: The Personality and Ego,” page 274, paragraph 4 (beginning “Obsession is caused …” through paragraph 7 (ending “… his own property.”)
It takes an act of will to overcome obsession. That is why an affirmation, or an activation of light such as that at the beginning of this blog, will be effective … especially if uttered with great conviction, over time, so as to steadily build up the will power and ever more vividly visualize the desired positive outcome.
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
(1) Citation: “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, published 1927, Quest Book edition 1973, copyright The Theosophical Publishing House, London, Ltd. 1965.
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