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What Are Visitations and What Do They Mean?

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By Keith Ward

When someone loses a loved one, especially one that is very close, they may be so distraught that they cannot accept this death. The need to keep a connection to the person whom they have lost is so strong, they may experience visitations. Many times these people will wake in the middle of the night to see their loved one in the room with them. There are even reports of talking to the departed one.

Is it a Dream or is it Real?

Although many believe that the visitation during a dream is nothing more than the need to see the person again so badly that the mind manufactures the visit, there are some visitations that are not so easily explained. Visitations have been reported when the person was not sleeping. They may sense a presence around them and turn around to see their son, daughter or husband who has recently passed.

Visitations are not always seeing the individual. Some are feelings or a smell such as the scent of the perfume worn by the deceased. Others are arrangements of objects that were important to the person who has passed. There have been instances of collections that belonged to the deceased being re-arranged even though no one was near them.

What this means can be interpreted in many ways. The most popular belief is the person wants to let their loved ones know there is life after death. In addition, they may want to assure them that they are okay where they are now. Often people will make a sort of pact. They will promise each other whichever one passes first will use a certain sign to let the other one know they are still around. This visitation reassures the remaining person that they will not just cease to exist when they die.

Near-Death Visitations

Many times when someone is near death, they may see a loved one who has passed before them. Relatives have reported the ill person saying the name of a mother or husband who has been dead many years. They also have noted that the person will look happy and seem to see them in the room. Is this a figment of our imagination or does the person actually see their deceased relative? If you believe in an afterlife, you will most likely believe they have actually seen their relative.

Many movies have focused on this and some have been based on true-life happenings. The spirit of a deceased person trying to communicate with the living is one of the great mysteries that we want to understand. So why does the visitation happen? Many believe that the person who died may have left unfinished business. They may feel the need to visit their loved ones and reassure them that they are fine. There are also theories that the person never really leaves and their presence is felt constantly in the home in which they lived.

Consciousness of the Living World

This brings up the subject of knowing what is going on after you die. Does the person who is no longer of the physical world know what is happening here anyway? The soul is the core of this discussion. Since many believe in the existence of the soul apart from the physical body, the conclusion is that there must be knowledge of what is still happening on Earth. It cannot be impossible for them to know that their loved one miss them and are grieving. In some instances, this will be a reason for a visitation.

In other cases, when it comes to the visitation, it is most likely that the deceased wants to make contact with the living for a reason. It may be that the person left unfinished business. They may want to warn the person they left behind about something. If the deceased was the victim of a murder, they may want to let their loved ones know who was responsible.

Sometimes visitations are made in times of stress. This may mean that the departed person knows the person is going through life-altering transitions and wants to let them know they are not alone. The connection between the two may have been so strong that when one was upset, the other was upset as well. Therefore, when they visit to let it be known that they are still with them this is a sign that you are not handling everything by yourself.

Have you ever heard an instrument play by itself or found the same objects day after day? This is also considered a visitation. The spirits are said to be able to manipulate electronics more easily. Often this would seem to be a way of allowing the living to know that the spirit of someone is still around even though we may not know whom. There are psychics who believe this is the way some spirits visit the world of the living.

Religion and Visitations

It cannot go without saying that if you believe in the existence of God and Jesus that you must believe in life after death. This is the basis of the teachings of the Bible and the way a person is supposed to live their life. The visitation of angels is another basis of the belief that there is something more than life as we know it now.

Whether or not you believe in visitations is a personal belief. Those who have experienced them believe and they believe they know why they received the visit. The world is full of mysteries that we will never understand. When it comes to the meaning of visitations, many are easier to understand than others are.

Keith Ward is the Founder and Director of the Circle of Professional Clairvoyants, which offers Psychic Readings with fully qualified Psychic Readers and Senior UK Clairvoyants.


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Today’s Top Tweet – Q: Ah… breaker breaker what’s your 20? A: Astral realm K17… what’s yours?

A little bit of humor tonight for today’s top tweet. Back in the day my pals I used CB radios. “What’s your 20?” means what’s your 10-20, the CB code for “what’s your location?”

So from TTT I guess paranormal spirits can bridge the gap between the spirit world and the electromagnetic world?

But seriously. IMO the two worlds are not the same at all. One is in the matter/energy realm, and the other in something entirely different, even if it does permeate the matter/energy of our bodies.

I suppose one could say that if a spirit can animate a brain/body to speak, it could animate a radio to make sounds. But I think that a radio is too clunky and materialistic. A brain is a living, biological organ. Much more sensitive than a radio.

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Photo – Wikipedia

But I could be wrong.

Several years ago I was emailing with someone about whether or not a microwave oven messes up food and drink, making them dangerous to ingest.

I argued with a conventional, high school physics view that all microwave radiation does is speed up molecular vibration, which is harmless if not too intense (too hot).

My correspondent politely replied that she wasn’t convinced a microwave doesn’t make other changes on the atomic level.

Now, with all sorts of strange, new things being discovered in the subatomic realm, I see the wisdom of her skepticism. And I also see, looking back, how I thought I was being smart when really, I was just being unreflective and narrow-minded, parroting what I was taught in high school.

I dislike it when people parrot science “facts” without really thinking about it.

So with regard to spirits and AM radios, again, I could be wrong. But I still think the best way to “get in touch” would simply be to purify oneself enough to be open to the spiritual world. Then we wouldn’t need any radio gear to be in tune!


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Very credible account of paranormal activity

Mike is a health care worker, computer guy and artist who, as far as I can see, specializes in exceptionally good fractal art. Over the past few months I’ve interacted with him a bit through the internet. He seems grounded, mature and entirely credible. So reading his paranormal accounts pretty well rules out, in my view, the possibility of some fiction writer trying to make it as a fake paranormal writer.


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Review – Real Ghosts U.K., DVD 1: The Mermaid Inn

Title: Real Ghosts UK: Ghosts Aren’t Real? – Think Again!
Genre: Documentary, Paranormal
Production Company: Reality Entertainment

Real Ghosts U.K. is a 3 DVD set bound to astonish ghost hunters and anyone wanting to believe that there’s more to life than meets the eye.

Disc 1, The Mermaid Inn, takes us straight into the heart of a fascinating, centuries old inn, located in Southeast England. Here, an unabashed medium, Patrick McNamara, claims to see a wide variety of otherworldly presences.

Among the dead we vicariously meet are a hard-nosed tobacco importer, a comely yet melancholic woman, a sheep dealer, a baby stuck in time, a dog, and many other “incidental spirits,” as McNamara puts it.

But what makes The Mermaid Inn truly remarkable is the fact that not just McNamara, but several employees at the inn and the innkeeper, herself, seem fully convinced that the beguiling old place is haunted. Accordingly, they relate several ghost stories and other strange happenings that have been reported by startled guests.

Even if we don’t believe in the stories, just seeing the interior of this enchanting old inn is good enough, and might bring about that mysterious “old time feeling,” as Hank Williams Sr. once described it.

As with most paranormal accounts, skeptics will likely sneer as fans cheer. This seems particularly so with the rest of Disc 1, where McNamara leads a so-called physical circle recorded under infrared.

What’s a physical circle?

For the uninitiated, it’s a group of people, seated in a circle, interested in becoming attuned with supposed spiritual presences and ethereal vibrations. Some call it a magic circle, an idea roundly denounced in the Catholic Encyclopedia of 1917 but treated more academically in the 2003 version.

I found this part of the disc slightly less compelling than the opening segment. The main shortcoming here, as I see it, is that we’re told the cameras can’t pick up the spooks and other anomalies which participants in the circle seem to confront. So we’ve got to go on blind faith.

For me, however, seeing is believing.

Still, ardent spiritualists and the merely curious will enjoy watching participants seeming to encounter all sorts of odd things at the inn. In addition, visible orbs as well as audible voices and creaks are apparently captured on camera.

So who knows…

To add to the mystery, the proprietor, herself, is part of the physical circle, along with her employees.

It’s doubtful that publicizing ghost stories and eerie apparitions would be particularly good for her business. After all, this is no hole in the wall but a highly respected inn, well-ranked by its diverse clientele.

Indeed, it seems that the individuals in this film really do believe what they’re saying, and it’s not just a clever hoax.

The Mermaid Inn also spells out some core concepts in parapsychology, such as photoplasm and etheric body. And it forwards a theory to explain the documented psi phenomenon of objects seeming to move by themselves.

Too bad we can’t witness most of what the participants in the physical circle seem to see. Instead, we’re compelled to give the benefit of the doubt.

But that’s okay.

Believe it or not, The Mermaid Inn is literally oozing with old world charm and numinous power. And that, alone, makes it well worth watching.

–MC

Discs 2 and 3 are reviewed here!

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To add to the mystery, the proprietor, herself, is part of the physical circle, along with her employees.