You can’t trust another till you trust yourself, because if you don’t trust yourself then how do you know who’s trustworthy?
The earth itself has an astral component. A realm of existence that would correspond to its very own astral body. In Shamanism, this is often referred to as the spirit world and even the departed don’t usually leave this psychosphere of the planet. This is in part why mediums aren’t actually very challenged in reaching them. They don’t go to some other world. It is more like a different sector of the earths memory and is still very comfortable for them. In fact, during the right seasons when life’s collective bio-rhythms are receptive, those two sectors of existence do enmesh though loosely. Thus the lore about Halloween isn’t complete nonsense, though the idea that alien and malicious entities are more prevalent at this time is actually mistaken.
Some consider all of this ‘weird’. But I’m just speaking of home. If anything, the weird place is earth. This existence and what manifests here is down right creepy. To see the translation of human thought forms to this medium we call matter and the overall disruptiveness and toxicity of it is scary. But in fact, humanity didn’t originally engineer all this and those who did are stepping in. Thus all the “alien” and “angel” and “demon” encounters. As Indrid Cold said in the movie the Mothman Prophecies when asked what he looked like, “Depends on who’s looking.” Human minds distort the astral medium and they reject much beyond a narrow set of energies they consider comfortable or holy. This doesn’t mean those energies won’t manifest anyway.
Angels and demons are both in fact daemons, and not all daemons have the same agenda. There are those who see this world as a big battery, and the life here as nothing more than a big resource and busily farm it for all the life force they can bleed. A parasitic and organized effort to funnel resources to their realm of existence. This is not really any different than humans treat their native neighbouring species. No big moralistic struggle. The daemons that actually had an initial vested interest in earth did and do work together. They both serve to play out human need for spiritual growth. The Buddhist great wheel in action. The only jailers are human themselves.
This is often why human religion fails miserably to change demonic possession or haunting. They honestly believe that their little mythos is an accurate reflection of the multiverse itself. There are a myriad of myths on this planet for a reason. There has actually been that diverse a reach of human experience, and it’s all a little bit distorted or even a lot depending on the culture and their agenda behind controlling knowledge.
It is interesting that a lot of what is reported in the old fairy lore is true. And there are some risks to venturing to obscure places in the astral. People can and do seem to become obsessed, and either yearn for or dread that realm of existence beyond the physical, and both are unhealthy attitudes. In fact, this existence here is a mercy or at least was before it became the madhouse it is today. Most other species of earth have more sense than to befoul what they need to live.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.