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Spirit Possession and Attached Spirits

Spirit Possession and Attached Spirits

I'm often asked, "Does Spirit Possession really happen?" I've now had MANY experiences with helping people that have had Attached Spirits and have suffered either partial of full possession. Yes, it does happen.

In most cases the person won't even know that there's any spirit attachment. Generally speaking, life is pretty normal. But when a situation or event happens that triggers or annoys the attached spirit, it's as if something seems to "take over".

What is a Spirit Possession?

A spirit possession is when a spirit is able to either temporarily or permanently take over the thinking and/or body functions of a living person.

I've heard many times how a person will have the feeling that when the spirit possession happens there's a feeling like, "it wasn't me doing it."   And effectively it's not.  

For brief moments attached spirits can sometimes affect the behavior of the person that they're attached to.  This is sometimes referred to as Partial Possession because the spirit isn't in full control at all times. 

What's more common though are spirits that will influence people but not take possession of the person.  These spirits are still attached, but will not take over in the way that a possession happens.

What is an Attached Spirit?

An attached spirit is when an earthbound spirit is attracted to a living person and then begins to "hang out" with the living person.  After a while, the spirit finds that they become emotionally attached.  Often the spirit will feel safe or even complacent about being with the person.

In most cases attached spirits don't have any ill-will and they don't mean to harm the person.  It's almost always just that the spirit had some connection to the person, either emotionally, similar life-experiences, or the spirit could have known the person in life or even a past life.

Once the spirit has been released, the living person will begin to re-learn what it's like to be alone in their own bodies again.

Several options and methods are available to the person that is experiencing either Spirit Possession or Attached Spirits.  Traditionally, the removal of spirits has been dictated to the church or religious organizations.

Releasing Attached Spirits

Most mainstream religions have their own way of dealing with spirit possession and releasing attached spirits.

The movie, "The Exorcist" brought the Catholic Exorcism ritual into mainstream awareness. 

This ritual is based on the belief of Demonic Possession.  In order to receive a Catholic ritual the person must first be witnessed having signs such as speaking in unknown languages, aversion for the name of God, Jesus, the Saints, etc.

The Catholic church must first approve all request for the ritual to take place.  Request will typically not be approved for a person (only) having symptoms of Spirit Attachment.

Another Christian-based form of Spirit Release is known as Deliverance Ministry, which is similar to the Catholic model but without as much formal ritual.

A more recent form of dealing with attached spirits was popularized by the late Dr. William Baldwin, Spirit Releasement Therapy (SRT).  This model requires no belief on the part of the affected person, and some practitioners don't even require the involvement of the affected person.

Remote Spirit Release using the SRT method are common among many practitioners.  In this method spirits are removed from the affected person remotely by either a single practitioner or by a team of people.

Soul Rescue typically refers to helping wandering earthbound spirits to transition, or cross-over to the higher spiritual realms.  The methods taught in my Soul Rescue Manual also apply to spirits attached to living people.  This Soul Rescue Manual ebook is available through the Soul Rescue Online Store.


Related Articles:

Spirit Releasement Therapy (SRT)

Spirit Releasement Therapy is an excellent method of depossession developed by the late Dr. William Baldwin.  It is sometimes referred to as, A clinical approach to depossession.


Spirit Release Therapy Radio Interview by Patrick Rodriguez

The Sign of the Times ( team interviews Patrick Rodriguez on Spirit Release Therapy and Soul Rescue.

What do these terms actually mean? Does one have to 'believe in the spirit world' for such therapeutic modalities to work? As Rodriguez emphasises, it's not a magic wand that will transform your life for the better overnight, but people do have dramatic improvements in their lives with the help of such 'unconventional' therapy.

Soul Healing Therapy and Spirit Release

Soul Healing Therapy is a unique form of alternative healing. Blending a mix of Eastern philosophies with Western understanding, including Spirit Release.

Further Reading


The Soul Rescue Manual  
by Patrick Rodriguez
Detailed instructions on how to release Earthbound Spirits (ghosts), including the detailed methodology used to do so. Filled with insights and knowledge gained from experiences releasing spirits.


Healing Lost Souls: 
Releasing Unwanted Spirits from Your Energy Body

by William J. Baldwin
A smaller and easier read than the full Spirit Releasement Therapy book.  This is a valuable read for anyone that is interested in the world of Spirit Release.



The Unquiet Dead: A Psychologist Treats Spirit Possession
by Edith Fiore
One of Dr. Baldwin's original teachers whom he adopted the SRT methods from.




Remote Depossession
by Irene Hickman
A very well respected past leader in the field of Spirit Release.  I personally use an approach very similar to Dr. Hickman, who chooses to work with a third-person rather than hypnotizing a client directly, as taught by Dr. Baldwin.



Freeing the Captives:
The Emerging Therapy of Treating Spirit Attachment

by Louise Ireland-Frey
Another excellent book that covers Spirit Release using hypnosis treatment.  Dr. Frey also teaches the use of a hypnotized third-party subject to release spirits from clients.