Do you believe in summoning spirits?

Estonia
December 23, 2010 12:48pm CST
Hey there! I bet that at least some of you have heard or even tried summoning spirits of famous people which have passed away. When I was a kid, I remember that girls from my class tried to do that. I remember that they drew letters from alphabet arranged in circle on paper and put a plate with an arrow in the middle of the circle. Then, they started to whisper spells or something, trying to call out the deceased person. They were holding the plate with their fingertips and suddenly, plate started to move, pointing to these letters on paper. They claim that they managed to communicate with the spirit that way. The spirit was using these letters on paper to compose words and forward messages. I don't know, whether it was just a power of fantasy of these girls and some of them just turned the plate with their hands, or perhaps it really was a spirit who took charge of this plate. I personally haven't tried this practice. What do you think about it? Is it possible to summon spirits? Have you ever tried summoning? What are your thoughts about this practice?
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• India
24 Dec 10
Yes, I do believe in summoning spirits. My cousin has done it and he said that it should be experienced once in a lifetime. He did it with his Friends and called a spirit and asked their Exam results and the results were true. Many people won't believe this but it is a fact that spirits exist in real and they can be called by this process. We cannot see the spirit but we can get all our Question answered.
• Estonia
24 Dec 10
Wow, that's cool! You should have summoned the spirit before the exam in order to get to know the answers, lol. Thanks for an informative answer! ;)
• Armed Forces Canada, Europe, Middle East
24 Dec 10
That's stupid. I only believe in God's providence...
• Estonia
24 Dec 10
Thanks for sharing!
@greet123 (44)
24 Dec 10
Yes I believe in summoning spirits. It is not dangerous but for many practitioners it is a frightful experience. Good spirits are harmless, but there may be violent spirits too and one needs to be careful in that case.
• Estonia
24 Dec 10
I agree, we may never know, how is the spirit going to behave after summoning. Perhaps it will decide to attack the summoner, because summoner has disturbed it. So yea, like you said people must be real cautions and let professional summoners summon the spirits.
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
24 Dec 10
I have never tried to summon a spirit before but I really believe that it is possible. I don't know if the ouija boards and other such instruments work or not but I recall this incident where my mom summoned a spirit to inhabit her body when I was younger. This took place almost 20 years ago so my memory is a bit foggy. But I remember the incense and the food offering. There was also some chanting to call the spirit. After a while I remember my mom going into a trance like state and she started acting unlike herself. A friend of our family wanted my mom to perform this ritual to bless her child because he was really sick. I do remember him getting better at a fast rate after the incident. So, that has somewhat made me a believer. As for what you're talking about, I really don't know if those are real or not. These summonings using a paper or plate like you mentioned can't really be reliable especially if a lot of people are involved. I mean, we can't be sure if the plate or pointer is moving by itself or if someone there is doing it. Another logical explanation is that our fingertips will start to shake after a period of time in that position. We don't really notice it either but if you had a bunch of people with shaky fingertips on the plate then it might appear that the plate is moving on it's own. In reality it's just us. But I'm not going to say that it can't happen.
• Estonia
24 Dec 10
Wow, what a fascinating story you've shared! It seems that spirits can be good, apart from those neutral ghosts and hostile demons. It's a really interesting case, especially when a person you know is performing the ritual. I am glad to hear that this child got better! :) But I also agree with your explanation. There were several people doing this and none of them was kind of "professional" shaman. There might have been a person who wanted to "make the spirit appear" by taking charge of the plate and starting to move it. But as you said, it might have also been a natural vibration of fingertips, so the plate started to move as a result of force that was applied by many fingers. Thanks for your participation, have a great day! :)
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
24 Dec 10
For me not I don't believe it because I will worship the only true God Jehovah then he will not tolerate that kind believe then I will not believe too.
• Estonia
24 Dec 10
Well I've never had a real contact with such thing, I mean, I haven't seen spirits or any proofs for their existence, so it's hard to say whether such thing exists or not.
• Singapore
24 Dec 10
There are such methods and one of the most famous methods is the ouija board. This's a board where people can use it to summon certain spirits by asking the spirit to say who they are. But one thing though, NEVER EVER TRY IT. We never know what spirits can do to us and they can be good or hostile. But it's best not to try it, it's a very dangerous game.
• Estonia
24 Dec 10
Yeah, it seems dangerous to me too. However I am not sure if these girls even were communicating with a real spirit. But still...it's better to leave spirits alone. Thanks for sharing! :)