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#1 greywolfe

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:08 AM

One Method to see ghost I've read of is:


How to see Ghosts


Everyone's brain focuses on images received by the eye. Normally all of our attention is given to the object at which we are directly looking. With practice it is possible to concentrate on images that are coming in from the corner of ones eyes. To develop this skill try walking along a road gazing at a distant object straight ahead. Then without moving your eyes from that object try to concentrate on images coming in from your peripheral vision. I was very surprised to discover what you can learn from objects that your not actually looking at. It's amazing how your mind tunes out the object at which your eyes are directed and tunes into details from objects elsewhere.
This is one technique that can be used to see ghosts.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:42 AM

I do not know if this is a right practice.
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:37 AM

Couldn't hurt to try it.
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:00 PM

I've tried that before years ago. It's a good perspective. But I would only use this if I could really trust what I was seeing.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:01 PM

I think that, if you try this method, you had better make sure that it is a desserted road. Otherwise, by not keeping your eyes on the road, paying attention to possible vehicles behind you, etc., you could be hit by a car. Personally, I think using tried and true methods of meditation and so forth are the simplest ways. Meditation helps one open one's mind to the greater world and then universe.
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Posted 11 September 2013 - 08:16 AM

Anything is worth a try as long as the environment in which the technique is conducted is safe, and that the technique doesn't cause one to catch fire or to spontaneously decapitate. Since I'm soooooo against walking (I usually end up farther away from where I prefer to be), I think I would just sit and meditate, though I don't actually practice that. Maybe I should.

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:06 AM

I'm not sure if this would fall under the same category, and I prefer to use the word "spirit" instead of "ghost", but...

The evening of the day that my mother died...I was walking to a friend's house (I just needed to talk to someone outside of my immediate family)...I was walking along some dark railroad tracks, and I "felt" that I should look behind me. As I kept walking, I looked over my shoulder and saw my mother. She was wearing a dress with sunflowers on it (I'd only seen her wearing that dress once, when I was in the hospital as a young boy). There was a sense of calm about her, and that same sensation came over me. I didn't stop walking; she kept up with me. As this sensation of "it'll be alright" came over me, faced forward again and kept walking.
A few yards further down to track, I had another "feeling", that there was another "spirit" with her. Could it have been my father (who'd died when I was about 2 years old, and didn't have very many memories of)? I'm not sure - I didn't turn to look the second time, I just kept walking...but silently said "ok, I know you're there...".

Later, when I told my brothers about this, they were all of the same conclusion that it was my mother, telling me that she'll always be with me, where ever I go and whatever I do (that last part, I'm not so sure about), and that the "other spirit" I "felt" HAD to be my father.

I guess what I'm getting at is, in order to see "spirits" (or "ghosts"), I would have to say that 1) you need to be open to the possibility that there would be something there and, 2) not to "force" the issue of seeing a spirit - if you are meant to see one, you will. I could easily say that, because my mother was on my mind, I probably wanted to see her one more time, so it could have been a manifestation of what I wanted. It comes down to what you believe. Although, what I experienced could be readily explained psychologically, in my heart I will always believe that I had seen my mother one last time.
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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:58 AM

Meanderer, it is true - if you are open to the idea of entities and having contact, it will begin to happen. I think an open mind is key, as is paying attention to small details in the world around you. That's why meditation is important. I find that it teaches you to become aware.

A bit off topic here, but thought I'd make mention of it. A ghost is typically thought of as someone who has died, but not "crossed over", as in going to the light. It's someone, who for various reasons, got stuck between where they were and where they're supposed to be at. A spirit is someone who has crossed over, and has come back for various reasons. Spirit is the whole thing, (that's why it's capitolized) the Higher Power, if you will. I prefer to use the term Higher Power here at GV because we have a lot of different religious beliefs represented and that term isn't offensive yet all encompassing.
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:57 AM

As an atheist I used to think dead was dead. That's until I saw my first ghost in the building where I used to work. A few months later I saw another one in the same building, though I think the second one was residual since it was full-color, life-like, carrying a clipboard, and paid no attention to me, whereas the first one was a solid powdery baby blue, had no legs or a face, but was looking right at me and turned to run when I started to chase it. That's when it disappeared. I have since seen another one in our house and potentially others over the years, plus all of the random experiences. Anyway, I had my belief in nothing beyond our existence until that very moment; my mind wasn't open to any of it, but it happened. Now I'm an atheist who that knows there is a beyond, but what it is no one knows, people just claim to know. I think run-ins happen regardless of open-mindedness, religious belief, or whatever, though I think it is possible that one can take it beyond the "normal" way of experiencing through meditation, seance, or even a ouija board. Regardless, I still find it quite exciting and very non-scary whenever I have an experience.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:26 PM

Well, when you think of the millions of people who have died since mankind began, then you have to think of all the religious beliefs that have ever been, including non-belief. Seeing something you cannot explain and accepting that it was real and you did see it does not necessarily mean that you have to belong to any religious sect. It just means that you have a mind that is open to new ideas. Learning to see things that aren't there in the conventional sense is pretty easy when you can do this.
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:15 PM

Very true. Whether you're an atheist or a devoted follower of the (insert name of randomly chosen religion here) faith, it's only human to experience (in one way or another) something that changes our long-standing beliefs. Just as jimmary is still an atheist (and that's ok), but believes there is something "more" than what could be proven by science and cold-hard "fact". He had these experiences without looking for them, as many people do. Jimmary may come to understand (as others have, or will) certain methods that will entice spirits to make their presence known. Sometimes these methods work very well and sometimes they don't. Spirits don't always cooperate the way we hope they will. Meditation and prayer seems to work the best for me (and sometimes, they show up unexpectedly), but sometimes the spirits just "aren't in the mood" to communicate. Nothing is 100%. If spirits wish to visit, wonderful! But if they don't, I'm fine with it.
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:42 AM

That's what I'm saying, Redhead. My father-in-law once asked after I stated my belief in ghosts/spirits that how can I believe in them if I wasn't Christian. I laid out an explanation similar to yours, Redhead, and he thought about it for a second and then agreed with my explanation.
Meanderer, when I had my first experience, yes it pretty much flipped my "dead-is-dead" belief on its head. And then it got flipped again a few months later. All sorts of questions, theories, and more questions filled my head. I still continue to ask questions and filter theories, and my Christian wife and I bounce "ghost talk" back and forth with my layman theories and her expertise in physics and chemistry. It's somewhat balanced...until I tell her she's stupid, pull her hair, and then flee the house.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:38 PM

Well jimmary, I hope (when you run out of your house) that you don't forget your pants!
The one thing you should keep in mind, when discussing anything with someone of different beliefs - is this just expressing opinions openly, or a debate? Is there really one side that's right and another side that's "stupid"? We all have different beliefs. That's part of what makes us human. As I wrote in my first comment in this post - I could rationally explain why I would think I saw my mother after she'd died...but I chose to believe something more in line with my spiritual beliefs. Just about anything could be rationalised...but where's the wonder and the joy in that? Where's the sense of "awe"?
The belief in ghosts and spirits are wide-spread; every religion has their own stories about them.
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Posted 18 September 2013 - 08:19 AM

Pants-schmants; I would need to get away from her in a hurry. I will flee however dressed...or undrerssed...as I am. Hope it's not winter when that happens.
When my wife and I discuss this, it's usually over theories and what could be behind these theories or experiences. Now when I get into discussions with others, whether close to me, aquaintances, or total strangers, I measure my reponses. I'm usually considerate of the feelings and beliefs of others, so there is no agitated confrontation unless the other party is first; then I can become a real a-hole. Then it goes back to the name calling, hair pulling, and then flight. Anyway, I'm usually fascinated by the stories of others regardless of their background. It's interesting to me to see how others reacts to a situation that I may have previously experienced.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:05 PM

sometimes due to as a child we are told there is no such thing (and back in the day they would call you crazy for talking about ghost) we conditioned our minds to not believe. I have always "seen" and felt its just natural. I think the first time I was about 8 0r 9 .. but didn't dare talk about it that was back in the 60s and I would have been wearing a white coat if I did. as I got older I have always had "dreams" and a lot of times they came true. I have learned to meditate and I try to keep my "third eye" open. If you try to force seeing spirits "ghost" you will not see anything. .after my father passed I sat in his chair he passed in and he came to me. told me where something was that was very important. all in all open your mind, meditate, and believe. regardless of what religion you believe in if it is meant to be spirits will come to you. It might be a dream, voice, or visual but always keep the channels open.
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