The Shadows Know
Deep in the darkness of the mind, a depth un-reachable by science
and the medical field, lurking in the shadows that are beyond common
and acceptable thought, is an area that is unknown by many and yet
many live with.
In the depths of our own human self who attempt to live and walk on
the white or light side of the road, there is the shadow that follows
behind or along on the path walked.
In the paranormal world of study and experience, many talk of what is
waiting in the shadows, just waiting to be invited into our living world.
Individuals are at times warned about going beyond the veil, into the
world that many perceive as being a world of darkness. As lurking in
the shadows they say are Demons, Evil Spirits, and a dark side of
To warn against it, one would have to say then, it would have to have
been experienced, yet the majority who talk against going beyond the
veil, do so without having experienced what it is actually that they are
warning against doing.
I believe that it is more their fear of knowing and tapping into the
reality, of the reality that lingers in the shadows of the un-known that
is within the reach of those who seek it.
An example could be as simple as one taking a prescribed medicine
that has a side effect of taking one’s mind to a world that they hope
to never experience again. One that opens the closet of skeletons that
seemed like they were just waiting in the shadows, to remind one’s
mind of the past. Is this something to fear? Depends on the person,
but consider it a light focusing on the past, to structure one’s future,
then no it is not something to fear.
With myself being one who has experienced Spirits and the Spirit
World and being one who brings this knowledge of experience to
others with my attempt of connecting with the Spirits of their loved
ones who have passed away.
Also providing groups of individuals to experience the Spirits that visit
and remain at locations, I have a different thought, one that is gifted
to me and not my own, as this written with a knowledge that is
beyond my human knowledge, as I’m being guided with what is being
The fear of what could be beyond the veil, the warnings about going
in to the dark evil shadows of Demons, Evil Spirits, not to open that
closet. Is a mask against the reality and an attempt to take away your
free will and experience of the true knowledge that awaits one who
does do what others have not experienced, has warned against doing.
By who and why? You may ask.
By what I call the ‘The Real Dark Side’, is the side that is always
there and is in the shadows of all of us. Whatever the title is one
desire to give it, the majority of the living has their own title or
description for it. The source plants the seeds of thought pertaining
to the evil that is in the shadows waiting to be invited in.
It attempts to take the free will away from individuals to go beyond
the veil that takes one into the reality of the Spirit World and Spiritual
Side that has no Evil Spirits, Demons, or any wrath that may be
waiting in the shadows.
Then there is also the consideration of the inexperienced individuals
that I describe as new or young souls, those who are new souls and
inexperienced to the Spiritual World do to their own freshness from
being within it. During my personal readings for individuals, when the
person turns their palms facing up to be read by me, I first look to see
if they are a young or old soul.
What I have learned with the conversations I have with the old souls,
is that like me, they do not fear Spirits or the Spiritual World, nor see
any evil present within it, because of their many experiences of being
within it. Spirits, Ghosts, the Paranormal or whatever name one may
give them, are showing and being experienced more then ever and to
all walks of life. A kind of coming out of the shadows or closet, I
The majority of people know they exist and believe in Spirits and the
Spirit World. However, there still are those who need to prove or
disprove it. There are those individuals who are searching for proof
using tools not yet truly proven and a tool may never come along that
will prove a Spirit is present, when proof has been knocking them on
the head and for many they internally know it. One has to remember
no tool can measure the love one has for another, yet one knows it
without the use of any tools.
Individuals have to just research what has been documented by so
many who have died and comeback, those who have truly
experienced the Spiritual World and come back to share that
experience for reasons known to them.
The proof is out there to be experienced in a living state, but many
warn us not to go there. Not to go beyond the veil with mind and
soul to experience what is there in the shadows waiting and wanting
in this fragment of time we live in, for us to experience what we once
were and what we will be again, a Spirit of the Spiritual World,
something we already know.
The spiritual side attempts to get our attention, many call it a haunting
or ghosts, and if you experience this in your home, then you are told
that you need someone to somehow get rid of the paranormal
activities. What are you really getting rid of? May it be a Spirit as you
your self once were? In addition, you will be again part of the Spiritual
World that the Spirit you are experiencing came from.
Consider that thought and also consider the reality of the fact that no
living person is more powerful then the spiritual world when you read
about those who claim to be and claim to have control over spirits.
One with internal knowledge can bring calmness to a paranormal
situation with the knowledge from within of being an old soul, but the
living controlling a spiritual power will never be allowed by the Spirit
World, nor will those with internal knowledge of being an old soul
I have personally gone deep and will go deeper in my experiences and
with what I do and how I do it with Spirits and the Spiritual World.
To do so is to give those who participate with me, the experience of
the true Spirit World that is at a location. The plans have been made
for the very near future to take others and my self to locations that
the fear of what may be present at the location waiting in the shadows
beyond the veil, rests in the closet of the mind.
As in the past when we placed an Ouija board in my Circle of Energy
to see if, the spirit world would interact with it with no assistance of
an individual. What is documented on video and posted on our web
site, is what appears to be a Spirit or Shadow Person walking within
the area of the Ouija board. The Spirit did not interact with the board,
but did with those individuals who were present; as did other spirits
and those, who participated in my Circle of Energy can be heard
talking about the activities as they happened.
With the locations that are planned for the near future that we will
bring groups to, I plan to bring a ghost box with us, to place in my
Circle of Energy in an attempt to see if the Spirits at the location will
interact with it, as they do with the individuals that participate in my
Circle of Energy.
One day I may experience what others warn that is out there waiting
in the shadows. The last few years I have yet to encounter what is
warned about. However, I have met it in the living with one who
worships with rituals based and directed to the powers of evil. It was
a meeting meant to happen, to show me were evil resides, the power
of it is within the living, and that there is the free will to walk either
side that one should decide on.
I had his ability proven to me personally with my own blood that ran
free from the palm of my right hand that required stitches to stop the
bleeding. The ability shown to me was a sign of respect for me and a
gift of the knowledge given to me of were evil resides, a knowledge
that could only come from the experience that would show me were
the reality of the source of evil comes from.
With that experience I nodded yes, as I knew that he knew my
internal knowledge of the Spiritual World, that he was aware of my
own abilities and that there is mutual respect and knowledge of both
sides of the gray line we all walk.
You as the reader of this, have the free will to take from this what
ever you desire and take it any way you want.
The knowledge written here and that I have personally experienced is
gifted to me, to pass on to you, to open the door within yourself, to
shed some light on what the internal knowledge of what the shadows
within you already know.
© 2008 Edward L. Shanahan
Edward Shanahan is a Spiritual Observer, Medium and Reader. He
has been written about in two paranormal books and will be in at least
two more books in 2008. Sunday nights he co-hosts the Internet radio
show 'The Unexplained World'.
He also does private readings and runs Psychic Fairs in the Chicago
land area plus takes groups of individuals to paranormal locations.
The Unexplained World.
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