Posted 08 November 2007 - 12:14 PM
I agree that spirits do not necessarily have to be attached to objects but I believe that, in some cases, they certainly may - or, as was stated previously, that it may be a mixture of these various types of energy. Thatís just my opinion from what Iíve experienced. I work with antiques and many of them have a ďfeelĒ about them - but, on a rare occasion, a great deal of specific energy (where actual impressions come through) appears to be present.
It is hard for me to know if my sub-conscious is working and not just a sensitivity where some of these antiques are concerned because I know a fair bit about certain periods and am drawn to antiques from those periods.
A few specific cases come to mind regarding antique items:
I was shopping at an antiques shop one day and came across a desk. As is my habit, I placed a hand on it. The desk was not very old, roughly the teens or twenties I was gauging. It was not decorative - it was functional, but was sturdily built and quite lovely in it's simplicity - so, it was probably used in an office setting or in a middle class home. The desk gave off a strong male energy. I felt the man standing near me. The sense was that this desk was used in a small but heavily trafficked office - I had a strong sense of there being many phones around and people answering them (what is it about phones?). My impression was a newspaper office. This appeared to be the 1930ís based upon the impressions I received.
Again, though, I know antiques from this general period and may have been imagining things based upon that knowledge. Take it as you will.
I also had another encounter with a telephone. It wasn't a particularly good feeling, either. I felt claustraphobia looking at it.
Another was the infamous pin-cushion. I wonít go into that, again! That one I canít explain at all. I may have to buy it seeing as how it seems to want to go home with me.
Clothing, kitchen utensils, jewelry (which often holds sentimental value, as well), etc. - anything worn on the body or touched regularly seem to give the most impressions and energy. Other items, such as mirrors or portraits also seem to regularly emit large amounts of energy.
I also have a blouse that used to be owned by an actress who had several acute ups and downs in her life and died very young. I own a few pieces of jewelry and a couple of items of clothing from different actresses from the 30ís-70ís. However, the blouse stands out as well as a jewelry set that gives a distinct scene as an impression, but I cannot find a photo of the actressís living room in any of her homes to verify the scene. I did, however, sense her husband at the time mixing drinks in the scene. *laughs* She was waiting for her martini, it appears. The blouse, anyhow, is in remarkable shape for itís age but it was made in the time when clothing was meant to last and has only been passed between a couple of people before I received it. It was in the family for many, many years and was probably simply kept as a memento.
I often cannot hold the blouse for more than a few moments. Wearing it for just a few moments (I couldnít help myself) caused a complete void of feeling in me - detachment, actually - which I thought odd on several levels but have never thought too much on. Handling it otherwise causes other feelings. In itís entirety, the energy it does give off may simply be emphatic or a result of the person who had the blouse (a relative) after the death (mourning). If actual energy is attached to it, it feels residual but powerful. The blouse, judging by appearance and the varying styles of the era, was made and worn in the early-mid 30ís but had passed out of style by the time of her death. It is strongly unlikely she wore this blouse in the year before her death but likely she wore this often while relaxing at home.
Itís interesting to try to figure the stories out.