Spirit Guides

Spirit Guide is a modern term associated with Spiritualism, Spiritism, and Theosophy to describe the ancient concept that each person is attached to one or more spiritual beings. These beings serve as counsellors and attempt to further the individual’s spiritual progression.

Based on this concept, every individual has spirit guides, whether or not they are aware of them. Those who believe in Reincarnation perceive that the same guides accompany the individual through each incarnation. These guides come in all forms: they may be angels, animal allies, ancient root ancestors, deceased relatives, saints, spirits, or Biblical figures. They may or may not identify themselves to you. Spirit-volunteered identification usually occurs in dreams, but identities may also be ascertained through visualization, divination, or trance mediums. Spiritual churches advise that fasting and prayer will encourage spirit guides to identify themselves to you.

One may also accumulate additional spirit guides who may or may not be beneficial. Kindness, generosity, and loving behaviour attract benevolent spirits. Fear, anger, violence, and envy can attract malevolent spirits who feed on these emotions and thus encourage them. They can be banished by calling in more powerful spirits to drive them off, but it’s also important to modify whatever emotions or conditions attracted them in the first place.



Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by: Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.

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