It’s pretty common to feel the chills after watching a TV program like Most Haunted or Ghost Hunters. Sometimes, however, sensitive people might suspect that there is more going on than just a case of getting the spooks and that the atmosphere at home has really changed.
The question is can a demon or apparition enter your home through a TV?
Needless to say that the stars of the TV programs are quick to say that this is not possible and you should not worry. Many of the kinder presenters may even have second thoughts about their investigations if they thought they would be putting members of the public at risk.
Nevertheless these programs also frequently read out audience feedback where dogs have barked at the TV or viewers have been able to sense a presence in the haunted location through the webcams.
If there’s no connection between the haunted location and the TV then what are the dogs barking at? If viewers can feel the presence of demonic entities then why can’t the demonic entity also feel them?
In many respects, a TV simply acts in the same way as a mirror. In technical terms, some TVs are very similar to mirrors; reflecting light back at the viewer.
Ancient people were rightly fascinated with mirrors and reflections. Many divination arts make use of reflections.
The Wiccan tradition asks that practitioners use protective rituals before using mirrors as a portal to the spirit world or as a communication device.
Be careful of fire. Fire can be used to help exorcise and push back demonic influences but fire is also used to invite and empower entities. Folk magic warns us against placing candles in front of mirrors as they may well entice something through the portal.
Salt candle holders are recommended*. Many demons are unable to cross salt and some cannot bear it at all. For maximum effect use a natural way of lighting the flame; avoid chemicals and try modern flints such as the Swedish FireSteel*. This combination lets you use fire as safely as possible.
Salt, of course, can also be used by itself. A line or ring of salt can be a simple but effective defence.
Another precaution is to avoid mirrors that most resemble portals or pools of water. Diamond shaped mirrors* are one of the safest shapes and multi-layers mirrors* are even better as they can be used to break the reflection of the TV set.
Holy symbols work best if you have faith and conviction in their message. It is believed that Sean Manchester used a silver cross to thwart the Bikenhead witch Alex Sanders from summoning a demon in 1971.
A more modern alternative is to attach the holy symbol to your mobile as a phone charm*.
In Pure Spirit
Have you ever sensed the presence of a malevolent entity in your home after watching something on TV? How did you cope or did the presence remove itself after a while?
Do you think TVs are enough like mirrors to allow something to pass through? If not then how is it possible psychics in the audience can sense something while watching the show?
Do you have any of your own safety tips to share?
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