As long as humans have existed we have pondered the possibilities of being able to influence our spiritual path in some way. Searching for the secrets to unlock the wonders of the universe or bring us closer to what we consider to be our God.
In terms of ‘is this something we should be doing’? I quote the German philosopher Immanuel Kant.
“Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and the more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above and the moral law within. I have not to search for them and conjecture them as though they were veiled in darkness or were in the transcendent region beyond my horizon.I see them before me and connect them directly with the consciousness of my existence."
"The former begins from the place I occupy in the external world of sense, and enlarges my connection therein to an unbounded extent with worlds upon worlds and systems of systems, and moreover into limitless times of their periodic motion, its beginning and continuance.”
I’m certainly not a philosopher but this helps to explain ‘My Paranormality’. I’m a normal, middle-aged lady with a heap of unanswered questions. Through real-life experiences based on healthy skepticism, (at times genuine fear, others mind-blowing joy), I’m working my way through these questions to finally accept that there is more to life than can always be explained. This is my natural and happily accepted way of living everyday life.
And so to my research in I.T.C. which stands for ‘Instrumental Trans-Communication’. Initially, German physicist Ernst Senkowski coined this term to cover methods of trying to communicate with transcendental realms via electronic devices acting as a ‘medium’.
EVP Of It All
This of course began largely with E.V.P (Electronic Voice Phenomena). The main focus of the early pioneers, but during the latter half of the 20th century, some researchers started to create not only audio recordings, but visual ones too.
We have witnessed an era of phenomenal work by researchers Klaus Schreiber, Friedrich Jürgenson, Marcello Bacci and George Meek which is still thriving today. And some notable contributions from other researchers.
Of course, it’s very easy to condemn anything that we don’t understand. Many die-hard skeptics will always shout out when it comes to I.T.C. I won’t go in this here other than to say within my own experiments, I have discovered some anomalous images, which map out with facial recognition software, perhaps dispelling a brain matrixing affect.
I have also received sufficient amounts of evidence including repetition of the same ‘visitors’ and symbols to be not too concerned about the 'pareidolia police'.
In recent times with ‘all things consciousness’ being on trend – might we dare to wonder if the paradox of life in fact lies within an innate ability to influence with nothing but our own psyche?
I.T.C is really just a modern form of scrying and requires very little in terms of equipment or superpowers and I’m witnessing a huge surge in people videoing moving steam and water ripples to try to communicate with the dead.
Spirit photography of course is also nothing new. I would think rarely has there been an experiment set up in the vain hope of just ‘catching one’. There must be an element of intention and invitation. In these experiments you must remember that you are just the receiver on the other end of far, far greater intelligences with an electronic device between you and things ‘not of this world’ which can be uneasy for the most impregnable minds of mere mortals.
Sadly there is absolutely NO guarantee that you are going to get an immediate image of your most beloved ones that have passed over and this need of course can lead to misinterpretation and vulnerability on many levels.
There have indeed been alleged cases of possession and obsession through E.V.P and there is still much to be learned and conjecture as to how I.T.C portals or bridges are formed. But the reality is that we still do not know where these images are coming from, what they mean, where are they leading to or indeed where will they end? Ultimately of course, for the most conscientious researchers, one would hope to a position of huge responsibility because how you conduct your experiments, interpret and convey the discoveries will be the greatest test of your morality, ever but possibly also your most rewarding!
With this rise in interest I’ve been increasingly concerned for anyone attempting I.T.C communication largely because of a lack of true resources regarding the dangers. Until recently when Jock Brocas launched his amazing book ‘Deadly Departed’ this has been a strictly taboo subject. Some words from Jock that resonated and I’d like to share are
‘A true lack of understanding will make you delve in to subjects without real training or knowledge. This is driven by the ego and the need to look good, or to feed your material hunger or your wish for fame – to be viewed with awe. Just opening up without knowledge is tantamount to total destruction’.
For me seeing a spirit smiling back at me was a pinnacle of realization and one, which I hope will eventually develop responsibly, following in the footsteps of the great pioneers to eventually help grieving people.
Do You Have A Calling To Research
So if you feel a calling towards this research, please pursue it BUT do so from an educated position. I’m not suggesting covering your walls with crucifixes and standing in a salt circle with a bottle of the finest vintage holy water, but be mindful and protect the very essence of who you are in the process. The nice spirits won’t mind a bit and if you’re really lucky you might just find yourself a little bit closer to your God.
All other photographs, copyright of Amanda Jolliffe.
NOTE: This article is a personal opinion of the Author based on research and knowledge.