MY PERSONAL ADVICE ON USING A SPIRIT BOX
The most difficult part in this is learning to hear the messages. Not everything that comes through the box is spirit box communication. Some of it is radio noise that our mind will try to make rational words and sentences out of (pareidolia). It's natural for our mind to do this and not something we can help-so be aware of this and be cautious that you are not simply doing this. It takes time and practice to know the difference. I am still learning and probably will be forever. Like anything in life, there is a learning curve and this just takes time. Be prepared to put time into it and be patient and don't give up. This is not something I can easily explain. I will just say that in time you will know the difference. Again, if you are going to do this PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE learn about and understand PAREIDOLIA. Obviously I believe that we can indeed communicate with those who have crossed by doing this, but I also believe that so much of the "spirit communication" that people are claiming to hear is nothing more than pareidolia. I do not believe that every sound that is heard on the box is spirit communication. Please understand this. Nobody has 100% proof that this is real. Nobody-and if they claim to, I would say be leery. After being skeptical (but open) and doing this for many years, my conclusion is that yes we can communicate with those who have passed while doing this. I have also come to the conclusion that much of what people claim is spirit communication is nothing more than pareidolia. And I find this very discouraging. Especially those claiming to have "proof" and in my opinion their "proof" is nothing more than radio noise. We are a long ways away from having any type of tangible proof in my opinion.
Do not hold the box too close to the recorder. If you place the recorder too close to the box you may get interference. The new digital recorders are very sensitive so don't talk too loud or you will blast out your ears on playback. You may have to experiment with this. Always record your sessions and listen to them afterward. Although I do hear some messages live in real time during the session, much of what I hear is afterward while playing back the recording and if you get something amazing you definitely want to have a recording of it. Keep your sessions to 20 minutes or less, but I would say no less than 10 minutes. Sometimes it takes a good 3-4 or even 5 minutes to get warmed up and going. Anything longer than 20 minutes can be incredibly tedious to listen back through later and the spirits do lose energy over time. Download a free audio program like audacity and use this to listen to your recordings. Always listen with headphones.
- I always advise using some type of spiritual protection.
- Keep sessions under 20 minutes.
- Record each session with a decent audio recorder.
- State on the recorder if you hear any background noise so you don't mistake it later as communication.
- Always show love, compassion and respect to the spirits as well as your guides.
- Do not encourage any negative energies by provoking them or calling them names or disrespecting them.
- Educate yourself and learn how to open yourself psychically.
- And most of all BE PATIENT. Do not give up if you aren't getting the results you want immediately. It takes time and practice.
- PAREIDOLIA - learn it and understand it and be sure that what you are hearing (or think you are hearing) is not simply pareidolia.
You will receive very differing types of voices. Some voices have a lot of vibration to them. Some are quiet, some are loud and clear, some have echos or repeating words, some words overlap other words, sometimes they stutter, some messages come through in a song and sometimes they even answer your question right before you ask it! Allow at least 30 seconds after each question and probably the best advice I can give you is don't talk too much and no whispering! It is so frustrating to not be able to hear the messages when you are listening to the recording later because you or someone else is talking. And I can't tell you how many times I thought we captured an amazing evp only to figure out later it was someone whispering-myself included. When you are in a dark room trying to be quiet I've found it's actually rather natural to whisper. If anyone is your group talks they should talk loudly and clearly so it's obvious that it is their voice. Some messages are one word while others may be an entire sentence. I do believe that the spirits try to come through with a male or female sounding voice but this is not always the case. If you think you hear something but aren't sure, clip out that section and save if for later and move on. Once your ears are trained better the message may become quite clear and often times I need to give my ears a break for a few hours then come back to it and it is clear. And don't force it. If you can't hear it clearly never mind and do another session to try to get clearer messages. My motto is when in doubt throw it out. There are 3 classes of EVP's with a Class A being super crisp and clear to all that hear it (without being told what it says), a Class B will probably be heard the same by all after you tell them what is said and a class C is one that will probably be heard as something different by everyone that listens. And in my opinion there should be a class D which is simply pareidolia and sadly in my opinion is most of what I hear on you tube video's today. Be careful and don't assume that every sound or noise is actual communication!
Once you come to the realization that you are communicating with spirits it will change your world and outlook on life forever. It took me almost a year to believe as I was very skeptical. I had no idea what I was doing when I first started and doubted anything that I thought I heard. It's when you have a cumulation of audio clips that you can listen to over and over that your rational mind may decide that there is no way that this is all coincidence or radio snippets or pareidolia. If you aren't sure if it's pareidolia or spirit communication have somebody else listen (without being told what it says) and see if they hear the same. Again-it may not always be cut and dry and you may have to just leave it as that-possible spirit communication.
If you are going to use a spirit box please don't treat it as a toy. Please don't disrespect those spirits that come through and please try to use it for a good purpose. Absolutely contact your loved ones and friends. Don't get too focused on any cuss words or name calling that may come through and don't fear it. Have a good laugh and move on to more important things. Listen to the messages and if you hear those cries for help, realize that those are people who were once living, who for one reason or another did not go to the light and please try to help them if you can (see EARTHBOUNDS). Remember this could be a child looking for their family or the little sweet old lady down the street who passed. Do not assume that all ghosts/spirits are bad with evil intentions. This is simply not the case. It could be your family members that I or others have contact with and certainly you would want them to be helped if needed. There are many wonderful books available on spirit rescue and as this becomes more popular (and I believe it will) I really am hoping much good will come out of this. My personal clues that a spirit may be stuck is they generally focus on negativity and earthly matters and they will often times ask for help. Those who have gone to the light generally talk about good, happiness and love.
If you are the type of person that always finds the negative in everything or are very fearful I would not advise using a spirit box. Likenesses attract here and if you are negative you will likely attract negative spirits. Also, if you do not understand the spirit world and earthbound spirits I wouldn't suggest going out ghost hunting and looking for possible negative energies. It is best to educate yourself first. And remember that negative energies feed off of your fear. Do not fear them!
I've seen many people who do this lose all their common sense. Yes I believe spirit can communicate with us this way but I do not think everything I hear is spirit communication. Nor do I see ghosts in every picture I see, nor do I think everything that happens in my life is a sign from spirit, or that spirit talks to us while we're taking a shower through the white noise created by the sound of the water running. Seriously! Keep your senses about you. Just because we can occasionally hear from spirit through a device such as this, it does not mean that every little ooh or aah sound it makes is spirit. I can barely stomach all the you tube video's with the little subtitles of nothing but radio noise and pareidolia. (You know the ones with the titles like AMAZING CLASS A EVPS. Or even AAA+ EVP'S) Haha! No I don't always know the difference. Sometimes it's impossible to tell for sure. Sometimes it's quite obvious. My 'could be' spirit messages file is larger than any other I have and most I eventually delete. Sometimes we can't be sure and we have to leave it at that. This is experimental! Experiment with it. I am a tough person to impress. And no I'm not saying my spirit box clips are any better than others or I have any special connection that makes me better at this than others-another pet peeve of mine. I've heard some others that have blown me away too. Err on the side of caution and keep doing it over and over again until you hear those things that your rational mind just cannot explain away. True Class A's are rare. I have been doing this for many years and my Class A files are but a small collection of all the ones I have. But these Class A's are the ones that have convinced me, without a doubt, that this is real. A true "Class A" is described as being heard clearly by everyone that listens WITHOUT BEING TOLD WHAT IT SAYS. Those are the "wows" and so well worth the wait!
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