As above, so below. This popular Hermetic phrase has interpretated and expanded on in The Kybalion to include The Principle of Correspondence which is, "the correspondence between the laws and phenomena of the various planes of being and life.” It is this interpretation and line of thought that comes to mind when I contemplate the affects that the currently living have on paranormal activity.
In spite of popular belief that ghosts are almost always the souls of deceased people, there is a growing number of paranormal investigators and researchers working to understand the phenomena beyond this notion. Established theories along these lines include poltergeists, egregores and tulpas, all of which have complex definitions of their own but share one thing in common - they do not require a deceased person in order to exist. Two years ago, this encouraged me to begin exploring exactly how living humans and furthermore, their emotions, play a role in the paranormal activity that we experience. And so, I began to experiment with and investigate living emotions in the same way that I would with traditional ghosts.
I first began noting my own feelings; how and when I felt something during an investigation. Noticing a sort of supernatural vibration that would result after I experienced particularly intense or bizarre emotions, I started to elaborate on what exactly these “bizarre” emotions were and what to do about them. This is when I created the term “Odd Emotions” and subsequent Paranormal Emotive Touchpoint (PET) theory - the theory that there are touchpoints, or soft spots, in the world, where the other side is easier to communicate with and is shown to us by making us experience odd emotions. Similar to hitting the right button on an intercom system or standing where there is better phone reception; a paranormal touchpoint is that place or moment time when talking to ghosts (or whatever else might be on the other side) is easier. And those touchpoints communicate with us by making us feel WEIRD.
I have deduced Odd Emotions (I use the term “emotion” loosely as some of these are more-so experiences) to the following but they can be elaborated on as one feels is appropriate:
Not only can PET’s be identified by Odd Emotions, but they can also be created when these odd emotions present themselves due to outside circumstances, like newly abandoned structures, weird weather phenomena, or freaky movie premieres (Check out my Instagram Reels page to hear my thoughts on a PET being made at a movie premiere). Have you ever been to a "dying mall"? Only a couple stores are left open, long corridors echo soft 80's music, and fluorescent lighting buzzes lightly overhead. You start to feel liminal...like your trapped in some in-between world. Nothing feels right, and you feel a need to leave as soon as possible. This could be a Paranormal Emotive Touchpoint coming into existence. This could be a soft spot and the other side could be close. What if you stopped for a moment and... investigated that emotion? What if you talked to that liminal feeling like it was a ghost itself? How does one investigate an emotion? That is what I will be breaking down in my next blog.
But for now, tell me about the last time you remember feeling one of the above Odd Emotions. Perhaps the last time you felt nostalgic, or the last time you found yourself in a liminal space. Allow yourself to go into as much detail as possible and explore the way that it makes you feel while remembering it today.