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Practical Psychic Self-Defense: Understanding and Surviving Unseen Influences Paperback – June 1, 2002

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Robert Bruce is a psychic researcher. Author website: www.astraldynamics.com --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing (June 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1571742212
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571742216
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,185,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Your average modern-day person does not believe in the spirit world. If they do, the spirits are usually thought of as benevolent beings of light or as angels etc... The truth of the matter is, people of ancient times knew better. They knew that the spirit world was real and consisted of beings both malevolent and benevolent. This knowledge was widespread and cross-cultural. This knowledge led them to take specific measures to protect themselves from negative spirit beings. The lack of such knowledge in the modern person in no way protects against the onslaughts of negative beings and in fact makes the person of today easy prey. The views held by modern people with respect to the spirit world are anomalous when viewed in the context of Man's history. It is only arrogance that has caused us to view the knowledge of the ancients as superstitions and the product of 'magical thinking'.
Robert Bruce brings a modern slant to ancient knowledge. He convincingly describes how negative influences from the spirit world wreak havoc with our lives causing obsessive complusive disorders, violent behavior, depression and even death to name just a few problems. He outlines praactical nuts and bolts techniques to protect one's home, one's children and oneself from these influences just as our forefathers would have done.I highly recommend this book.
FYI- other books addressing this topic are- 1) 'The Path'- by Esmeralda Arana and 2) 'The Active Side of Infinity'- by Carlos Castaneda. Both of these books say that once negative influences are removed from one's life, one begins to develop 'paranormal' abilities such as clairvoyance and telepathy.
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PRACTICAL PSYCHIC SELF-DEFENSE sets itself apart from every other book on the subject of psychic self defense by looking at the world from the viewpoint of negative energies (or "Negs" for short). Discarnate negative energies cause a wide variety of problems in people, ranging from minor physical ailments, to obsessive thoughts and compulsively destructive behavior, to insanity, to suicide. Mystical author Robert Bruce describes these otherwise unseen things, and describes how and why Negs attack, and ways that these attacks can often be stopped even as they are occurring (by crossing over boundaries of running water, for example).
Negs who are attached to a human host can (and will) strike out against the target of any negative feelings their host may have. All the unsuspecting host knows is that they were watching television and every now and then grumbling internally about how upset they were with someone else -- but in that trancelike state, those grumblings direct negative energy towards the target! Negs feed on such energy, and are delighted to wreak havoc and mayhem at every opportunity. Those who dabble in black magic are often surrounded by negative energies, and any time they so much as feel angry or hurt by another, terrible things happen to the people they were upset with.
What I love most about Bruce's book is it's no-nonsense style. It does not attempt to prove to disbelieving readers that negative energies exist, but rather dives into the matter at hand of what to do when demons cause mayhem in one's life. Bruce describes his favorite techniques for dealing with Negs, and describes times these methods have proven themselves effective.
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By Ixus on September 9, 2002
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Robert Bruce does it again! After Astral Dynamics, I find this book also as good as the previous.
This book is one of the best in Psychic self-defense. As a clairisentience, I found this book perfectly written. The methods in the book really works!
I went out to a place known to have some lost earthbound spirits, which gave some employees a feeling that somepeople are walking behind them. I describe that they will just walk along this path back and forth. Which was correct..but the reason is that above the basements one could see water pipes and water mains which gives (emits) life giving energy. This energy restricts these entities to be trapped in a certain area. I also would like to add something to the book which I had also found out, Reiki helps. For those who has Reiki, there is nothing to be afraid of. The frequency of Reiki is much higher than what the entity can bare. I had some of my friends close gateways with Reiki, and it really does close the gateways.
The methods of the book really work. I've read Dion Fortune's book on Psychic Self defense, but I found that rather dry and not much help. This book is well written and well researched.
The back part of the book have some banishment ritual used by Magicians. As a practioner of Magick, I found the details a bit lacking in the sense of the essence of banishment. But it still works. Overall this is a book which can provide great help to anyone. This book might also make you become paranoid of things around you. But don't be, since you will understand the nature of things and how to deal with them on the 3rd part of the book.
For skeptics, they might think this is nonsense. But still, having this book would be a good guideline, since you'd never know what will come up next. Besides the book itself is fun to read.
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