Ghost field investigations:
Understanding the needs of respect and reverence for the dead.
It seems that we still cannot
comprehend the existence of the spirit.
In fact, IGHS has pointed
out that all creatures and living things are supposed to have a
'life force' that sustains life. Furthermore, this 'life force' in
humans is considered to be the soul or spirit that retains the
intelligence, emotions and personality of the human being that
survive death. This 'life force' survives death because energy
cannot be destroyed but may transform into other energy patterns
that represents the existence of the spirit.
Investigation results less important.
However, some of us give more importance to
investigation results rather than understand the psychology of the
spirit. Positive thinking does not mean we can do whatever that can
attract the spirit that would benefit our investigation results. We
must not forget that spirits exist based on how they used to live
when they were alive. In the spirit realm, we exist in the form of
energy that retains human qualities. Therefore, even though we shed
off our physical body, we still need respect.
I would like to point out that success in ghost field
investigations is not based on how scientific or how sophisticated
the tools we employ during field investigation are. Instead, such
success is based on how much we understand the existence of the
spirit and how much we care them, how we accept their existence,
what kind of respect and reverence we show towards them. The great
tools are imbedded within our personality – the concept of humility
that contains the respect and reverence towards spirit existence.
Psychology needs of the dead.
Therefore, the standards and protocols that include
showing reverence and respect for the dead that the IGHS promotes
are the greatest tools that match the psychology needs of the dead.
Let me explain, in reality we don’t like to talk to someone or feel
comfortable with someone whom we don’t recognize and we also may be
reluctant to even communicate without good reason with someone whom
we don’t know. Therefore, this natural nature also applies to the
ghost research field investigation in that we cannot force the
spirit to participate in our investigations. Every one of us lives
with a free will. In fact, the spirit has the free will whether to
participate or not during our investigations. We do not seek for the
spirit of the dead but rather, we just document their existence to
prove the existence of life after the first life.
Nevertheless, if we treat these
spirits which exist with kindness and respect, we will live without
fear. Respect for the dead coupled with kindness and reverence does
not only show our respect and acceptance towards the spirit, but the
spirit in turn will also treat us in the same way and will give us
great success when we conduct paranormal investigations.
Furthermore, if we fail to show
respect, kindness and reverence towards the spirit, then we don’t
need to expect great success in our investigations. Open our mind to
be wise, the only key that holds the psychology of the dead is being
polite by showing our reverence and respect. This is not difficult
to understand; in fact this is the basic nature of human beings that
we should cultivate.
Nobody likes to be forced to do
anything. Even in real life, we don’t like someone to order us to do
things in an improper manner. Asking in a polite manner always gives
a positive impact on the listener that will definitely enable them
to cooperate rather than giving orders in a rough tone that always
brings about negative impact. This example is similar to the
investigator and the spirit involved in ghost investigations where
which their relationship is linked through energy that is related to
the psychological intention and emotion.
Therefore, if someone behaves
aggressively towards the spirit by ordering the spirit to appear, so
that the spirit can be captured, then we should be prepared to feel
the negative reaction of the spirit towards us or we suffer the
failure of getting success in the investigation. Nevertheless, the
technology that we employ during field investigation is not the most
important that brings success but not more than a tool that helps us
to document spirit existence. I maintain that the best attraction
for spirits to participate in our investigations is by showing
respect and reverence towards them.
'Billboard' to attract the spirit
Furthermore, we can put up a
‘billboard’ that may positively attract the curiosity of the spirits
that psychologically will not force them to participate in our
investigations. In real life, we tend to look at billboards out of
curiosity rather than meet someone who is trying to promote a
product. Therefore, why not instead of using the Ouija board or
crystal ball that often summons malevolent spirits, we put up a
‘billboard’ during investigations to attract the spirits. In my
case, when I do video recording at the cemetery I always find a dark
spot and put up my video recording with an external light on it. As
IGHS recommended, I never wait for spirits to come by to be
recorded, rather I let them approach the external light out of their
natural curiosity. Furthermore, this is actually a very simple
scientific method that can be easily adopted by anyone.
My conclusion is that, spirit are
human beings who still retain their emotions and intelligence that
survive death. Therefore, they still behave exactly like us who need
respect from the living. As a ghost investigator who understands the
concept of humility that is related to positive behaviour – showing
respect and reverence for the dead will always create positive
energy that in turn will attract the spirit to be involved in
ARWIN JOHN CGR,CPI,CPC,CEVPR