April 25, 2019

Existence of Angels, Demons and Ghosts

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Happy weekend, dark passengers. Of course, this isn’t just another normal weekend, it’s the last in our series on the relationship between religion and the paranormal. We’ve still got one more week to go, but things will wrap up by Friday. Today, however, we discuss the existence of angels, demons and ghosts.

I’m going to be really honest with y’all. This is the post I’ve been dreading since we started the series a few weeks back. In fact, I nearly removed it from the calendar altogether.

But no discussion of the paranormal or religion would be complete without taking a look at spirits and entities, so here we are.

Angels, Demons and Ghosts are a Touchy Subject

In general, yes, talking about entities is always a conversation filled with landmines and foot in mouth moments. Of the religions that belief in angels and demons, I’ve found they usually disallow room for ghosts. Other religious and/or spiritual groups don’t believe in demons. Some only view angels as people doing positive works, not in a ethereal form.

Then there are those, like myself, who deny the existence of Satan. (It’s more that I take issue with the current view of Satan as an evil pitchfork holding schemer and all-around Boogey Man.) Others deny the existence of God. Logic follows that someone who doesn’t believe in God wouldn’t believe in angels; someone who doesn’t believe in Satan wouldn’t believe in demons.

To take it to the hyperbole, do you believe in flying reindeer if you don’t believe in Santa Claus?

But I think we all know I don’t mind barreling through a minefield when I have something to say on the subject. For me, the existence of angels demons and ghosts is a touchy subject because it’s an area of the paranormal and supernatural I know all too well.

Personal Background

In case you haven’t noticed this yet: I’m awesome when I’m talking facts or concepts. If someone needs help understanding something or working through an aspect of their life, I’m all over it.

Yet I falter when it comes to sharing difficult personal experiences.

Oh sure, I can talk about being an Empath all the livelong day, but have you heard me talk about how horrific it was for me before I knew there even were empathic abilities, much less that I possessed them? Unless you’re a personal friend, probably not. In some cases, I haven’t even shared that tale with my personal friends.

Talking about angels, demons and ghosts is basically the same thing for me. Well, it’s probably worse. Even at their worst, none of my psychic abilities scare the hell out of me. Seriously, if a magic genie wisped out of my water bottle and gave me a single wish, it would be that no one has to have a demonic encounter.

I’m dead serious.

Anyway. Before I go further, I think a disclaimer of sorts bears mention. Depending on how long you’ve been reading me, or which of my sites you visit, you may have read this before from me. Here goes: I’m not crazy.

I wish I were. You can treat a mental illness with a pill and be fine. There’s no paranormal pill. But a fun variety of psychiatrists, psychologists, spiritual counselors, neurologists and therapists all seem to agree on that one point of fact. I’m not crazy. I’m not schizophrenic. I don’t have dementia. No super-early onset Alzheimer’s disease. No brain tumors either. And I’ve never been struck by lightning.

Sadly, I’m deemed totally normal by psychiatric standards…except for all the paranormal stuff.

Can Angels, Demons and Ghosts all Exists?

If you’re someone who doesn’t believe in angels, demons and ghosts, good for you. It’s a choice you’re lucky to have. Belief isn’t a luxury for me. Never has been.

They’re all real. Every kind. The world, it seems, isn’t as black and white as some would have you think.

I don’t often discuss the exact nature of my empathic abilities or psychic gifts, and I won’t go into that in detail today either. What I will say is that I don’t just experience other people’s emotions, I read their intentions, their motivations. (You can imagine how much fun high school was, being surrounded by hundreds of guys, all wanting to sleep with basically anything.) My ability also extends beyond people to spirits.

Yes, I pick up the emotions and intentions of angels, demons and ghosts, too.

And before you ask, yes, that sucks beyond words…

I’ve heard it said many, many times that ghosts can’t exists, only angels and demons. I’ve heard the question posed about how someone would know the difference between a deceased relative and a demon playing tricks on you. It’s a valid question. I don’t think everyone can discern the difference.

I can.

To be plain, it’s all about the vibe the spirit gives out. You can’t change your energy, not at the most basic level. To be plainer, I can act like a cat, I can tell you I’m a cat, I can even sound like a cat if I really try, but at the end of the day, I will never be a cat because I’m a human being.

And on a very basic level, there are three distinct energies I’ve encountered from spirits:

  • Angels – The energy is pleasant to be around and the underlying intentions are always from a pure or positive place. No deception.
  • Demons – The energy sucks the life out of me, plain and simple. It’s dark, it’s painful, it’s angry, it’s heavy. I’ll even go so far as to say it’s evil, pure unadulterated evil.
  • Ghosts – It’s usually a weaker energy to me, reminiscent of what living humans put off. The energy itself doesn’t evoke any positive or negative emotions in me, it simply is. The intentions and emotions of every spirit are different.

There are two other sub-groups I’ve encountered, neither is particularly enjoyable:

  • Masked Demons – Basically, these are the demons who come at you masquerading as a ghost or an angel. They talk a good game. They keep their emotions neutral. But their underlying intentions always give them away, to me at least.  Literally within seconds, I know they aren’t right.
  • Evil Human Ghosts – Let’s face it, some people are just evil. They totally embrace evil through their actions in life. In death, their souls are black beyond measure. While they aren’t technically demons because of the human energy, they may as well be. Sometimes, it takes me a while to discern between true demons and these evil people spirits. For all intents and purposes, the distinction may not matter – evil is evil – but I thought it was worth mentioning.

As you may well imagine, this is an area of the paranormal that’s been difficult for me to reconcile with my religious beliefs…but that’s really a topic for another day.

What are your thoughts of angels, demons and ghosts? (or Elementals, if you prefer) Have you had an experience with any or all? Surely I’m not alone…


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Jen Whitten is a paranormal researcher and writer, specializing in psychic development, Empaths, modern day vampirism and dealing with entities. She regularly discusses the paranormal realm, as well as the dark inner workings of the mind.