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10/22/19: SCRATCHES ON A BLACK BOARD W/ AARON DURAN, KAREN A. DAHLMAN AND RICK SCHRECK

Clyde Lewis | October 22, 2019
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SCRATCHES ON A BLACK BOARD

MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS

Halloween has become a potpourri holiday where the meaning is lost from a spiritual perspective. For adults, it is another excuse to get drunk and to go to parties where some men ogle the women that decide that a Halloween costume consists of garters, short skirts, and cleavage. The naughty nurse, playboy bunny, and naughty French maid never go away, and it seems that the fewer clothes are worn, the more it is a “costume.”

I am no prude, but Halloween was always a time for things to be bizarre and chilling, not titillating and crude.

Much of what’s accepted today would have been seen as bizarre years ago, however, there are things that have happened in yesteryear and even beyond that time frame that was more bizarre and accepted by the majority of society during the hallows eve season.

If you want to capture the true nature of Halloween, you just have to go to a library and blow the dust off of the superstitious books that were written hundreds of years ago. There are also books in my library that I look over from time to time.

There are two books in particular that I have been thumbing through, “The Black Arts” By Richard Cavendish and “The Book of the Damned” by Charles Fort. In Cavendish’s book, I learned that a lot about how the numerology we have empowered today came from early Christianity.

Numbers were given meaning like 666 and 70 times 7.

There were other numerical signposts that had occult meanings.

Letters and symbols were effective tools to empower seers and alchemists very much like sigils are empowered for spells and divination.

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We know that we use the alphabet to communicate with one another but many do not know that there were also strange alphabets and words that were only used by adepts and seers to talk with angels and demons.

Many of the ancient prophets that had a hand in writing the Bible and other ancient texts relied on automatic writing, meaning that they were merely scribes that wrote on behalf of divine spirits and of course we know that some of them wrote on behalf of God as every symbol letter and number were given through the seer and were put down on scrolls, tablets, and metal plates.

In Christian numeric symbolism, the number eight or the symbol that we see that represents 8 pieces of matter was originally and still is the symbol that represents life after death.

The symbol we see as the number 7 represented life – it included every aspect of it meaning birth, change, and death. This was repeated in cycles of 6 and ending on the Sabbat or the seventh cycle.

Anything beyond that cycle or beyond 7 was the “world to come.”

As a result 8 or beyond 7 or beyond life, meant kingdom come or eternity to infinity – beyond he physical into the new life, from death to life.

Anciently it was concluded anatomically that man had seven orifices but a woman had eight and the eighth orifice was the gateway through which life enters the world.

The number of man was 6, as he was created on the 6th day – at time known as the 6th age of the world.

The primary component of blood is the key to your carbon life-form reduced down into components of 6 protons, 6 neutrons, and 6 electrons.

Man was given blood and flowing through him is a living soul that is actually light.

For centuries Christians and Jews revered Hebrew as the divine language – it was the speech that was given by the God of Israel. Hebrew was not only the language in which Jehovah revealed himself but the ancient scholars believed it was the language that commanded the universe into being. All things were spoken to open creation with light and with light cam all communication and frequency – all in mathematical order.

Again in numbers, symbols, sigils, and letters.

We see words and numbers because particles of light, photons, have bounced off the screen or paper and reached your eyes. Each photon on that path carries with it some information about the surface it has bounced from, at the speed of light. Each particle makes up the body and each body possesses many particles of light which animate what is called the soul. The soul or what happens after death is certainly one of the most important subjects of the season.

Halloween is not the holiday for the devil – it is the holiday to remember the afterworld and the underworld where the dead reside and how light and shadow are cast in order to somehow show the world hereafter.

The question is how to get a glimpse of that world using light, shadow, numbers, letters and symbols?

Charles Fort explains that all people have a tendency to be hypnotic. He has said that if the proper authority saw to it that the proper belief should be induced, the people would believe properly like good little sheep. He also believed that if God was the universal mind, he didn’t always have to act in a manner that was sane.

This is why we live in this world of remarkable and crazy things.

It is said that we live in perilous times, and often, while in the middle of them, we seem to have some sort of epiphany that while we believe our little paranormal thoughts in church, we can openly pretend that no one answers prayers or doles out miracles or scrawls out little words on Ouija boards.

When we hear of what can be termed “doom porn”, we can become introspective and ask “Is life worth living?” The sad thing is that even as we ask ourselves that question, we are convinced that the answer is no.

Even with all of the frightening and crazy things I report on my show, I believe that life is worth living. I am always of the opinion that I want to see what happens next; if I die, I will miss all of the fun of what comes at us in a time where we are all awaiting the sign that we are all going to go out with a whimper, or with the rapture, or some other cataclysm that awaits us in the eschaton.

I was asked once what are my favorite topics are that I cover on Ground Zero. I replied that I love shows where I frighten myself. Usually, those shows that deal with the subject matter I call synchromysticsm. It is when coincidences add deeper meaning to the overall event.

Some people say that synchromysticsm is purely a fixation on certain numbers and statistics that may or may not be meaningful to the groupthink. Sometimes we experience something called the “Oz factor” where we are the only person who can see the coincidences or the synchronicity for what it is.

When we experience it, we can say it is simply random, or we can say that it is some sort of supernatural occurrence. I know that there are coincidences for which no one has, or can be expected to have any possible logical, scientific or rational explanation.

No one can explain, predict and, therefore, be able to control the events and phenomena in question. Therefore, when dealing with meaningful coincidence in current events, one has to remember what happened in the past, how it applies to the present, and what it means for cause and effect in the future.

When you are in your own head, it can become a very uncomfortable place. Tapping into your subconscious can equally be uncomfortable because sometimes it leaves you vulnerable.

The demon-haunted world is most certainly a world that is poisoned in some way. Something very powerful has caused a glitch in the matrix and as the veil thins in times of chaos people are beginning to see the demons appear out of nowhere. The chaos that surrounds us today is generating an environment where demons that we once thought were imaginary are very real and appear openly from time to time to remind us that they are here to thwart the progression of mankind.

It is no longer rare to see millions of people today that are nothing more than a shell of what they once were. The metaphor of the walking dead is not lost on those who are aware of how the demonic world is very real and that there needs to be a concerted effort to try and foster a sense of peace and well-being in our lives. Something out there is straining on its leash. It is howling at the gates of hell. It seems that the metaphor of the angels and the demons coming together for battle is being brought forth.

This happened before and it’s happening again, and every monster you can imagine is about to appear in various places.

Every spirit that speaks from the grave will also impart valuable information for the living. Many people have been contacted – many have the opportunity to contact them –and how do we do this?

The same way the ancients did – through automatic writing and of course numbers, symbols, sigils, and letters.

The best way to resolve the ambiguity surrounding death would (hypothetically) be to talk to people who have died. Consequently, there has long been a keen interest in finding a way to communicate with the dead.

In a lot of respects, the practice comes with intrigue and with a warning that if you seek divination necromancy as a substitute for spiritualism you must also use rationalism to avoid what is called progressive voluntary entrapment.

There are many ways people gather to contact the dead – two of the most popular are a regular séance with a medium and the use of an Ouija board.

These talking boards have become a controversial way to accomplish contact with the dead but there are also many factors that point to the idea that a session with the board can also dig deep into the subconscious mind where you become a medium and channel to the board what is deep inside of you.

Ouija boards are not, scientists say, powered by spirits or even demons. Disappointing but also potentially useful because they’re powered by us, even when we protest that we’re not doing it, we swear. Ouija boards work on a principle known to those studying the mind for more than 160 years: the ideometer effect. In 1852, physician and physiologist William Benjamin Carpenter published a report for the Royal Institution of Great Britain, examining these automatic muscular movements that take place without the conscious will or volition of the individual—this means that the board itself is nothing more than a theatrical tool to channel what is being relayed through the bodies of those who touch it.

Mediums that place themselves in trances do the same thing without the use of Ouija boards and yet most people have no problem seeking out a medium or listen to psychic who receives promptings from a disembodied spirit.

The Ouija board has certainly received an unnecessarily bad reputation and many people do not know why. The reason is because of the movie The Exorcist that was released in 1973.

The Exorcist scared terrified theater goers in 1973, with all that pea soup and head-spinning and the implication that 12-year-old Regan was possessed by a demon after playing with a Ouija board by herself changed how people saw the board. It was the same effect that Psycho had on filmgoers as many were scared to take showers or Jaws where people were afraid to swim in the oceans after the film was released.

Almost overnight, the Ouija board became a tool of the devil and, for that reason. It doesn’t help when people continue to push the ideas that the board is a switchboard to hell. Horror writers continue to use the board to rip apart the bodies of co-eds – but like any other ghost hunting tool the board can be an effective tool in brushing up on a ghost hunter’s channeling skills.

But you have to somehow get over the fact that for some unfounded reason the Ouija board has been denounced by religious groups as Satan’s preferred method of communication when Satan has better things to do than hang out on a board game.

In 2001 in Alamogordo, New Mexico, Ouija boards were being burned on bonfires along with copies of Harry Potter and Disney’s Snow White. Christian religious groups still remain wary of the board, citing scripture denouncing communication with spirits through mediums.

Catholic.com calls the Ouija board “far from harmless” and 700 Club host Pat Robertson declared that demons can reach us through the board.

Even within the paranormal community, Ouija boards have a dodgy reputation which doesn’t make sense. Every paranormal investigator has used tools to pick up disturbances or electromagnetic changed in a room. They have used mediums that sense some things and then say what they are feeling which again is free thought that flows through the medium but somehow if it flows through a medium into their hands-on planchette it becomes an evil practice?

You can’t have it both ways – the board literally brings theater into the mix, just like tarot cards, throwing runes or Crystal Balls.

You can actually have contact with the dead or even a demon without touching a board.

Dowsing rods and even pendulums work the same way as Ouija boards and yet those who use them do not think that they are in league with Satan.

Spiritualism and contacting the dead was considered a healthy and normal practice in the 19th century? Today it is now being argued that it is akin to demon worship. This point is usually argued by the same people who think that Trick or Treating is akin to demon worship. The very thought of Halloween being a spiritual day, or a day set aside to allow contact or thoughts of the dead will conjure extreme responses on all sides of the argument, with very little middle ground.

The truth about spiritualism is that it is as American as apple pie. It is even more American and was even more fashionable in the United Sated than it was in Europe in the late 19th century.

Spiritualism, which had been around for years in Europe, hit America hard in 1848 with the sudden prominence of the Fox sisters of upstate New York; the Foxes claimed to receive messages from spirits who rapped on the walls in answer to questions, recreating this feat of channeling in parlors across the state.

Aided by the stories about the celebrity sisters and other spiritualists in the new national press, spiritualism reached millions of adherents at its peak in the second half of the 19th century. Spiritualism worked for Americans: it was compatible with Christian dogma, meaning one could hold a séance on Saturday night and have no qualms about going to church the next day. It was an acceptable, even wholesome activity to contact spirits at séances, through automatic writing, or table-turning parties, in which participants would place their hands on a small table and watch it begin shake and rattle, while they all declared that they weren’t moving it.

The movement also offered solace in an era when the average lifespan was less than 50: Women died in childbirth; children died of disease; and men died in war. Even Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of the venerable president, conducted séances in the White House after their 11-year-old son died of a fever in 1862; during the Civil War, spiritualism gained adherents in droves, people desperate to connect with loved ones who’d gone away to war and never come home.

I can guarantee you that no one was trying to open the gates of hell back then as they were responding to scratches on a black board.

Ouija boards do not work unless you know how to protect yourself from unconscious intrusion.

Many people argue that it doesn’t need instructions; however, a Ouija board can be like a gun if it is not used properly. Many people do not know that before an Ouija board is used, it must be opened ritualistically. One can say a prayer over it asking that the board be cleansed of evil spirits. One can light incense or sweetgrass to cleanse the room. No participants on the board must smoke, or be high on intoxicants, while in the process of channeling.

There must be two people using the Ouija in order for it to work effectively. One person must be the medium or primary contact. Many people think that “the more the merrier,” but for best results, the requisite number of people is two. There is another person that can also be a scribe. The scribe is the one who takes notes on what is being said through the board to the medium.

The medium is the one who will ask the questions. If the group has a question they should quietly ask the medium to present the question to the board. The medium must also be aware of what is going on in the room during the ritual.

Some serious users who wish to have more protection from any demonic intrusion actually ask four people to be watchmen for the corners representing protection and warding off of any and all infernal demons or devils. They place a person to protect others from Satan who comes from the North, Lucifer of the south, Belial of the west, and Leviathan of the east.

If a spirit that moves through you misspells a word, be careful not to criticize or make fun of it. There was an incident where a group of people at a Halloween party laughed at a misspelled word and said “Someone is f**king with the board!” The planchette immediately moved to the word ‘GOODBYE.’ The planchette then flipped across the room and knocked over a candle.

Spirits do not like telling the future. Some will, but many say NO when you ask them about future events. It is much like when, in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the spirits tell Scrooge of what may happen, not what is definite. The future is unsure in any realm; some things are clear and some things are cloudy. Don’t ask questions unless you really want to know the answers.

Like it or not, spirits aren’t powerful without bodies. Most are modest and are very careful not to startle you. But angry spirits can sometimes get out of hand. The only way to stop them is to break away from the board.

It is very unlikely that one can become possessed by a demon as a result of using a Ouija board. However, there are times when the spirits you contact can attach to people, remaining in our realm. This may cause these people to act peculiar or have bouts of panic or paranoia. Still, a possession is unlikely.

You may also want to be aware that the spirits might even try to contact you by other means without the use of a board.

Spirits may also remain if you do not properly close the board. You must say out loud that the session is over and that it is time to say goodbye. The planchette is then moved to the word GOODBYE and is neatly put away. If you do not close the board, it is like leaving a door open for all kinds of spirits to pass through, even the angry ones.

There are dangers to using a Ouija board.

Mistakes are often made using a Ouija board and people may get the trouble they invite when they refuse to use common sense and an evil spirit attempts contact. That is why you should never under any circumstances use the board alone.

There is a way you can tell if the spirit you have contacted is evil. Many agree that when the planchette moves erratically and then to the “four corners” of the board the spirit is more than likely evil. The thing you do in this case is to break away from the board and close it properly. The medium must do this. This is why the responsibility of being the medium is a very important one. The medium must also pay attention to patterns of movement on the board. If the planchette moves in a figure 8, this also means that a mischievous entity has control.

Also, make sure that the planchette remains on the board at all times. If it leaves the board during a session, a spirit can get loose from the board.

Never use the Ouija board while sick, tired, high, or drunk.

There is a danger that if you use the board too much you can reach a point where it becomes addictive. This is called ‘progressive entrapment.’ This can eventually lead to becoming aware of spirits at all times. Sometimes you may see them, or they may appear to you in dreams. They can also leave you messages. Some people claim that they have received phone calls and e-mails from spirits.

Never use the Ouija board in a graveyard, or at a crime scene. Malevolent or traumatized entities are present, and you are asking for trouble when you summon spirits in these locales.

Use wisdom. If the board upsets you, do not use it. If you think they are satanic, do not use them. Always remember that as the medium, you are the “chairman of the board.”

Be safe and Happy Halloween.

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Written by Clyde Lewis





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