Not that we haven't always been, but our culture has become particularly obsessed with all things paranormal in recent years, as evidenced by the huge box office numbers for films like The Conjuring and the high ratings of ghost hunting shows such as Ghost Adventures. But can our fascination with paranormal activity and the spirit world have a negative impact on our life? And is ghost hunting more than just harmless fun and games? According to psychic Deb Bowen (above), we need to be careful out there, and she's here to help.
As we spotted over on Roadtrippers, Bowen hosts regular group sessions that she refers to as psychic self-defense courses, teaching people how to protect themselves from attacks by malevolent paranormal entities. A former social worker, Bowen believes that provoking spirits through the use of Ouija boards and amateur ghost hunting investigations can result in those spirits latching onto your very soul, and if you don't know how to protect yourself, they can consume and destroy your life. "Don't say nasty things to the ghosts," she warns. "They have feelings too."
Crystals, herbs, visualization techniques and prayer are just a few of the ways you can ward off negative paranormal energies, according to Bowen. She'll be conducting her unique self-defense courses at North Carolina's Poplar Grove Plantation beginning this March, so if you find yourself in the area, be sure to stop by and learn some lessons that could potentially save your soul from eternal damnation!
On a related note, if you're in the mood for a chilling story that shows Bowen's fears are not unfounded, we've got just the thing for ya. An Indiana family was recently terrorized by 200 demonic entities, and it's a story that's definitely worth a read... if you dare.