Understanding paranormal events.
Every corner of our life has a dark
side that becomes the sources of our fear that we label as
paranormal because we lack understanding or knowledge of it. In
fact, even a real ghost orb has its own dark side that most of the
non-professional ghost hunters didn’t realize, that leads them to
proclaim the orb dust related to the environment to be a ghost orb.
Similarly in our daily lives, we tend to label certain events that
do not take place in the natural order or beyond our knowledge as
‘paranormal’. In fact, the word ‘paranormal’ comes from the words
‘para’ and ‘normal’ that simply means beyond, and normal. So, the
terminology ‘paranormal’ actually means something that is within our
knowledge, the normal scope of scientific explanation. Perhaps, we
label certain events that do not take place in natural order as
‘paranormal’ because we have no explanation about what is going on.
Why there are
paranormal events ?
To this date, there are many
paranormal fields that humans have already explored and gained some
knowledge about such as the mysteries of the universe, the ocean
etc. However, the mystery surrounding death is something normal and
happens every day, yet many do not understand what is beyond death.
In fact, people tend to label strange events that are related to
ghost activities as ‘paranormal’. Whereas professional ghost
researchers label them as in ordinary events that are related to
‘ghost communication’ that continue to communicate with the living.
Therefore, paranormal events are linked to our existence that
stimulates our inner self to gain the knowledge about the dark side
of our life such as the mystery of death which is unknown to us but
the truth is beyond death.
Not only has the mystery of death
become the source of our fear but also has arisen our doubts
regarding the dead who continue to attempt to communicate with us
from the spirit world by returning to the physical world. Therefore,
in understanding the dead through wireless communication from the
other side, the ‘interest of understanding’ actually has been
implemented for a long time by the mediums and witches. However in
modern days, there are many who have become ghost hunters. In fact,
earlier research on documenting the voices of the dead is believed
to be as early as 1920 by Thomas Edison. Therefore, there are
thousands who call themselves ghost hunters as a step forward to
resolve the unexplained events and to claim that they are able to
remove pesky spirits.
Do the Ghost
Hunters and the Ghost Researchers are same ?
However in my understanding, the
ghost hunters and the ghost researchers in fact are 2 different
groups, even though the term ghost hunters may also refer to the
ghost researcher. Nevertheless, ghost hunters are more likely to
give the impression of those who hunt for a ghost and practise the
removal of pesky spirits whom they consider demonic. Meanwhile,
those call themselves ghost researchers are those who carry out
documentation; they do not seek for ghosts but document the
existence of the spirit of dead, and neither do they conduct the
removal pesky spirits but they simply learn to understand the
psychology of the spirits and implement healthy communications.
Therefore, we are the IGHS community who do not seek for spirits but
only to document their existence because we do not want to remove
them but rather to implement respect and reverence towards them.
Furthermore, ghost hunters seek for
ghost during their paranormal investigations and the main aim is to
achieve great success. However, their investigation most of the time
meets with failure and ends up meeting with low level spirits. These
ghost hunters’ objective is to seek ghosts, and to achieve their
aim, they conduct rituals to call the ghost, or use the Ouija board,
crystal ball and whatever tools that can attract the ghost without
realizing that most of the time the ghosts that are summoned
malevolent spirits. However, the ghost researchers’ main aim is to
document the existence of the spirits and only to implements respect
and reverence towards the spirits of the dead, and more often than
not, they tend to end up achieving great success.
The key to
understand the paranormal events.
I would like to point out that the
bright side of the paranormal events is the normal events.
Therefore, to understand the existence of the spirit of the dead we
first have to understand the nature of the living. One’s personality
is survive death as Thomas Edison said “If our personality survives,
then it strictly logical and scientific to assume that it retains
memory”. Therefore, to understand the dark side of our own
existence, we have to understand the brighter side of our existence
which is the living and ourselves. However, most of the
non-professional ghost hunters fail to understand the existence of
the spirits of the dead because they do not apply their
understanding on the nature of the living during their paranormal
investigations or perhaps because of their prior perception that
ghosts are demonic.
Why do we conduct
paranormal investigations ?
First of all, the main aim why we
conduct paranormal investigations is to explore and to gain
knowledge about things that happened that is considered abnormal.
However, most of the time we tend to forget our main aim when we
become famous, the alter ego that is imbedded within our inner self
tend to make us seek for glory rather then to document the existence
of the spirits of the dead that is supposed to give impact on our
awareness towards the field investigations surroundings that tend to
produce ghostly anomalies. In my opinion, once we lose our respect
and reverence towards the dead, we are already doomed for failure.
realize that there are many ghost hunters out there who are involved
in paranormal investigations but still lack understanding, simply
because they put so much importance on becoming popular rather than
to learn and understand the valuable information from their research
findings. In fact, the research findings on the mystery surrounding
death should lead us to humility that releases our emotional
baggage, conflicts, increases our love for each other and creates
awareness of the spiritual growth that helps us to continue life in
the world of light. The professional paranormal investigator is the
frontier for people to seek help when they encounter paranormal
events. However, the non-professional ghost hunters who claim that
they are professional but sometimes when they themselves have no
clues to their hunting's, they suddenly would turn back and ask the
people following their hunting's for their opinions instead.
To be the
professional paranormal investigations.
Therefore, a paranormal investigation
does not guarantee success if we don’t understand and learn the
basics of success, which is failure. If we understand the truth
behind the failure and what causes the failure in our paranormal
investigations, then we have already on our way to the bright light.
Understanding failure is the key to understanding success.
Therefore, in order to understand the existence of the spirits of
the dead in paranormal investigations, we need to understand the
variety of the energy patterns that are generated by the spirits,
and to evaluate this energy we need to understand the variety of the
ghostly anomalies that are related to the environment which is the
dark side of the existence of the spirits of the dead. We need equal
knowledge to understand the existence of paranormal events; to
understand the existence of the spirits of dead we must first
understand the nature of the living, and in order to understand
better what happen beyond death, we must understand the nature of
the spirits of dead.
I believe that we not only need to
understand the grieving circle when we lose our loved ones but we
also need to understand the ‘grieving circle’ in paranormal
investigations that results from failures. Understanding failures is
the key to success because each failure is the dark side to success.
Therefore, to be a professional paranormal investigator, we need to
understand the courses and sources of paranormal events and not the
events itself. The key is, when we fail to understand certain
paranormal events, we just need to look either on the bright side or
on the dark side because, the cause and the impact will give us the
answer; in other words, there will no longer be any paranormal
events in future because we will definitely have the answer to
explain what is supposed to be unexplained through positive attitude
and positive thinking.
ARWIN JOHN CGR,CPI,CPC,CEVPR