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Pansexual, she/her pronouns please

Christian Witch | Green Witch | Winter Witch

I am a lightworker.

Angelkin/ Winter fae

belongs to the winter court

Mated to an angel named Godric

Sometimes I ramble a bit too much on posts. I’ll try to be quiet now :3

http://queenofchalices.tumblr.com/post/98811154338/thewinterfae-celestialfolk-thewinterfae

queenofchalices:

deviantreader:

thewinterfae:

celestialfolk:

thewinterfae:

magicnotesofwitchery:

I’m beginning to speculate that some ghosts that haunt places aren’t really spirits of the dead, but rather genius loci, or the spirit(s) of the location, taking on humanoid forms to interact with humans,…

I would like to add that I work with spirits and some of them stay in one place because they like the energy of it. A lot of spirits are attracted to me for my warm energy and they leave when they feel like it.

Not disputing what any of you said, but this is just another view of it.

Cool thing is, NONE of these theories and/or experiences are mutually exclusive.
They can all be valid independent of each other, and, like @tarotgram said, they all make PERFECT sense to me

I hope this thread continues, because it’s just really really interesting :)

Exactly! Every situation and experience is going to be different. I really enjoy hearing about these sorts of things as well! The diversity in the community makes learning so much more fun ^.^

Adding onto what deviantreader said, I too get spirits that are attracted to my light and my energy, but I think that’s pretty common for people who can see/feel them since they seem to flock to those sorts of people. I am literally made to help souls move on if they are stuck, that’s one of the talents that I have. I sort of look like a lighthouse in a dark room and I get a lot of visitors that aren’t even sure what I am but “feel” they need to follow. Some just like my company while they sort through their own issues, others I have to sort of coach to help figure out what’s wrong because they can hardly put their thoughts into words. 

magicnotesofwitchery:

thewinterfae:

celestialfolk:

thewinterfae:

magicnotesofwitchery:

I’m beginning to speculate that some ghosts that haunt places aren’t really spirits of the dead, but rather genius loci, or the spirit(s) of the location, taking on humanoid forms to interact with humans, either to befriend them or to drive them away.

I could be wrong, but it doesn’t seem right that spirits of dead humans would willfully stay in one place without getting bored, and when you consider that the obstacles we living humans face are no obstacles for spirits, a human spirit would probably just up and walk away to explore the world or something.

In no way in any shape or form am I an expert on the subject…but from personal experience I can say that you are absolutely not wrong. I have come across many who pretend to be human/take on human form. I also have encountered human spirits who have changed quite drastically into things that are not human anymore, but still take on a humanoid appearance. Things happen to people when they can’t move on. Some become so warped and twisted that they no longer even remotely connect with their former selves at all.

Just gonna add my two cents, but I personally hold to the idea that a ghost is not the actual spirit of a person, but rather an energetic residue or imprint, kind of like an echo that hasn’t bounced back to the source. That the emotions associated with a place were so powerful that they kind of stay there, like a scratch or a stain, until the area is cleared energetically. I don’t know how, but this is the conclusion that I’ve reached over the years.

Again, I’m not an expert on the subject and while there are instances where the “ghost”, like you said, is a residual energy…I interact with souls who are stuck here (or just choose to not move on) and are not what you describe. They are exactly themselves like they were in their living life, just without their body and function cognitively like they would if they were. What your describing is a phenomenon that happens, but not all ghosts are like this. *shrugs* Everyone experiences supernatural things differently, and every situation like many things is going to be different. 

I’m not very experienced myself outside of reading other people’s ghost stories (my house is showing that it’s haunted, but I don’t know if it’s always been haunted, or the hauntings started from my experiments with magic and local spirits) but the things we’ve all discussed have been reported a number of times, so in a way we’re all right. 

As per my suggestion of a ghost being a genius loci rather than a human spirit, I would think this would be truest in cases where a haunting happens where the initial cause isn’t known or completely made up.

If memory serves, the ghost story of a hitchhiking girl from Resurrection Cemetery states that a young lady who went to prom, left, and was killed in a hit-and-run accident while walking home wasn’t a ‘true’ story, as in, no such girl died in that area, but enough people tell the story that a ghost is seen. Would she be a wondering soul, or the genius loci of the town/road/graveyard that she’s a part of?

(this looks like a really weak example, but it’s the first thing that came to mind)

That actually is a good example. Some spirits thrive off of screwing with people, their bored, or “feeding” off things like the energy they invoke so in them imitating a supposed story like the to get a rouse out of people would make a lot of sense. 

queenofchalices:

thewinterfae:

celestialfolk:

thewinterfae:

magicnotesofwitchery:

I’m beginning to speculate that some ghosts that haunt places aren’t really spirits of the dead, but rather genius loci, or the spirit(s) of the location, taking on humanoid forms to interact with humans, either to befriend them or to drive them away.

I could be wrong, but it doesn’t seem right that spirits of dead humans would willfully stay in one place without getting bored, and when you consider that the obstacles we living humans face are no obstacles for spirits, a human spirit would probably just up and walk away to explore the world or something.

In no way in any shape or form am I an expert on the subject…but from personal experience I can say that you are absolutely not wrong. I have come across many who pretend to be human/take on human form. I also have encountered human spirits who have changed quite drastically into things that are not human anymore, but still take on a humanoid appearance. Things happen to people when they can’t move on. Some become so warped and twisted that they no longer even remotely connect with their former selves at all.

Just gonna add my two cents, but I personally hold to the idea that a ghost is not the actual spirit of a person, but rather an energetic residue or imprint, kind of like an echo that hasn’t bounced back to the source. That the emotions associated with a place were so powerful that they kind of stay there, like a scratch or a stain, until the area is cleared energetically. I don’t know how, but this is the conclusion that I’ve reached over the years.

Again, I’m not an expert on the subject and while there are instances where the “ghost”, like you said, is a residual energy…I interact with souls who are stuck here (or just choose to not move on) and are not what you describe. They are exactly themselves like they were in their living life, just without their body and function cognitively like they would if they were. What your describing is a phenomenon that happens, but not all ghosts are like this. *shrugs* Everyone experiences supernatural things differently, and every situation like many things is going to be different. 

about the energetic residue thing. I wonder, after reading that “Is there an afterlife?” article, if those types of “ghosts” the ones that you always hear about being seen in the same places, walking the same path, no interaction with surroundings just *there*… I wonder if that’s like.. a fold or something in spacetime. Since time isn’t linear and everything *is*. Maybe those places or that particular energy of that person gives us the ability to perceive beyond three dimensions. So the apparition wouldn’t even be a ghost, technically.

No that’s actually a good point! I’m thinking that’s what celestialfolk was reffering to more than what I was talking about tbh. I think calling them apparitions would be more appropriate. 

The air is finally starting to turn deliciously cold and I’m just sitting here like

"…..winter is coming"

moonfalora:

rexuality:

a person complaining about puns basically invites every pun enthusiast in the vicinity to come snapping rhythmically from the shadows 

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autisticspeedwagon:

A reminder to fellow otherkin that with Coming Out Day coming up, please remember not to “come out” as otherkin because that is not what the day is for

celestialfolk:

thewinterfae:

magicnotesofwitchery:

I’m beginning to speculate that some ghosts that haunt places aren’t really spirits of the dead, but rather genius loci, or the spirit(s) of the location, taking on humanoid forms to interact with humans, either to befriend them or to drive them away.

I could be wrong, but it doesn’t seem right that spirits of dead humans would willfully stay in one place without getting bored, and when you consider that the obstacles we living humans face are no obstacles for spirits, a human spirit would probably just up and walk away to explore the world or something.

In no way in any shape or form am I an expert on the subject…but from personal experience I can say that you are absolutely not wrong. I have come across many who pretend to be human/take on human form. I also have encountered human spirits who have changed quite drastically into things that are not human anymore, but still take on a humanoid appearance. Things happen to people when they can’t move on. Some become so warped and twisted that they no longer even remotely connect with their former selves at all.

Just gonna add my two cents, but I personally hold to the idea that a ghost is not the actual spirit of a person, but rather an energetic residue or imprint, kind of like an echo that hasn’t bounced back to the source. That the emotions associated with a place were so powerful that they kind of stay there, like a scratch or a stain, until the area is cleared energetically. I don’t know how, but this is the conclusion that I’ve reached over the years.

Again, I’m not an expert on the subject and while there are instances where the “ghost”, like you said, is a residual energy…I interact with souls who are stuck here (or just choose to not move on) and are not what you describe. They are exactly themselves like they were in their living life, just without their body and function cognitively like they would if they were. What your describing is a phenomenon that happens, but not all ghosts are like this. *shrugs* Everyone experiences supernatural things differently, and every situation like many things is going to be different. 

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