How can I defend myself against psychic attack?
Parapsychologists get a lot of calls from people who believe they are under
psychic attack. Let's look first at the possibilities that you have to consider
when sorting these things out, then talk about what they might be able to do in
People aren't going to want to hear this but the commonest reason why people
feel they are under attack is because of mental illness or a temporary psychosis
due to drug usage or (particularly in the case of alcohol) drug withdrawal.
The second most common reason for believing that you are under psychic attack is
because an individual is experiencing a psychic opening and doesn't understand
the faces they may be seeing hovering around them, or sounds that they may be
hearing, are just those of normal spirits. Even some channelers may become
distressed and feel like they have been hit by an electric shock if a spirit
that is of too high an energy to be compatible with them innocently tries to
connect in order to communicate. In both these cases there is no harm intended
by the spirits. The problem is created innocently.
Lastly, we come to the case where people truly ARE under psychic attack. I
cannot emphasize enough how rare this is. Granted there are cases of people who
fall into groups that engage in psychic power struggles, but they aren't common.
Sometimes there is just a general ill-wishing by another person, but other times
individuals may resort to ritual magic, an unscrupulous psychic, or have the
background and talent to form the attack themselves. Regardless, feeling
yourself under attack is not pleasant if you are sensitive to it.
So, what do you do? First of all, understand that if you are psychic you may be much more sensitive
than the average person to drugs, whether legal or illegal. If you have a
diagnosed medical or mental illness, PLEASE keep taking your medications unless
otherwise directed by your physician. If you feel you are being overdosed, talk
to your doctor about the possibility of tapering it down or trying a different
medicine. Some psychotropic drugs, particularly in the SSRI antidepressant
category, can cause as much or more problems if suddenly discontinued as if
taken as directed. When it comes to illegal drug use, people with psychic
sensitivity should stay away from them, pure and simple. Amphetamines, taken by
many as diet pills or to stay awake, are particularly nasty at triggering
paranoid schizophrenia. What's worse, it can take five years after a person has
stopped using drugs before their brain returns to normal. So, stopping for a
week is not likely to make the delusions disappear.
In cases of a true psychic opening, what often works best is reassurance and
education. Understand that these spirits are probably just curious and have no
desire to harm you. They can sometimes sense that you are aware of them, which
makes them come closer. Nor are you going crazy just because you hear them or
see them. As a parapsychologist, I like to consider what the spirits are
telling you. If they seem nice, are encouraging you in good ways, provide
helpful information, then great. They might even be your spirit guide in that
case! But regardless, there would be no harm in letting them stick around. But
if they are negative or hostile, it's definitely time to move them on. You have
a number of options here. You can ignore them. You can ask them to leave. You
can ask your guides to get rid of them for you. Of course, you can also send any
stray spirits directly to the light. Also, one thing that I always talk
about with people who are just opening up in how to shield (which we'll talk
about more in a moment).
The best defense for a true psychic attack is, ironically,
to be a skeptic. No true disbeliever of psi has ever been successfully attacked.
In their minds, they don't even permit the possibility. What this tells us, is
that to a certain extent, you have to buy into the psychic attack for it to
work. This is a problem because of lot of people who are just developing as
psychics DO spend a lot of time dwelling on their impressions and sensations and
may even be actively looking for attack and seeing it, even if it isn't really
there. The more you focus on negative stuff (whether real or imagined) the more
you feed into the problem and make the situation more scary. This can be a tough
cycle to break. There are different ways to approach this. Some people
perform rituals or ask other psychics for aid to feel safer. This primarily
works is by making you feel invulnerable. If you feel invulnerable, then you are
(at least to psychic attacks - not to knives or guns). In other words, all you
really have to do is to stop buying into the situation. I always recommend
shielding as a general principle.
Every person with any psychic sensitivity at all should learn how
to shield themselves -- not so much from attack as from unwanted information.
There are many ways to shield yourself. The important things are
that it surround you completely in all dimensions -- above, below, in front, in
back, and on both sides -- and be a natural or comfortable barrier for you to
maintain. Most people use imagery for this (although you could create a sound
barrier if you wished). It doesn't really matter what you imagine for your
shield as long as it completely encases you. Don't leave any holes. If you want
a "window" or "door" you can think of it as something that lets you see out but
doesn't let anything in. Your shield itself could be a concrete bunker, a sturdy
castle, a sphere of white light, a mirror that surrounds you, or anything else
that appeals to you. It is important to set the intention as you create your
shield that this will surround you completely 24 hours a day, awake or asleep,
seven days a week. Furthermore, it should be effortless. Anything you want to block
out (like negative thoughts from others) can not only bounce harmlessly off the
shield, but be designated to power it and make it even stronger without any
effort on your part. If you need help creating a shield, you can try listening
to my mp3 visualization for creating a
, which will basically walk you through the process.
The nice thing about a mirror shield is that it is
easy for people to think of it as self-maintaining. Shielding should never take
any of your energy or take effort. Just let it do its thing. Anything negative
can be reflected back to the person who sent it or to some Universal ground.
Finally, if you feel you are under psychic attack it's not a bad
idea to talk to a professional psychologist, psychiatrist, or therapist to deal
with the stress that feeling this way puts you under. It's not nice feeling like
others would want to harm you. Such things are difficult for anyone to deal
with. It's good to have help.
There are lots of books out on psychic self-defense. One of my
favorites is probably Dion Fortune's book by that title--Psychic Self-Defense
Although an old book, it's still a good one, which covers all the basics. You may
also find it helpful to look at the page on house cleansing
, which lets you shift the energy around you (often useful
after you've already shielded).
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