Can a spirit actually hurt you? Physically/Mentally?

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  1. Mudrearth profile image61
    Mudrearthposted 14 years ago

    Can a spirit actually hurt you? Physically/Mentally?

  2. profile image53
    comancheposted 14 years ago

    The question is a bit vague, so for now let's assume you are asking whether a non-corporeal "ghost" or "spirit" is *capable* of hurting you; the short answer is: Yes. Another short answer is: There is no such thing as spirits nor ghosts. The secret key to this question lies in your own mind; if *YOU* believe that they can hurt you ... then, not only do you manifest such things as ghosts and spirits into your own reality, but you also give them the power to hurt you; if you believe something, than *that's* your reality, and *that's* what you notice and experience. Including pain.

  3. Garyrobertson profile image61
    Garyrobertsonposted 14 years ago

    Yes. But it's not a normal danger for the average person. Usually, only those with above normal levels of consciousness attract beings without bodies. Most folks don't have enough juice for those "beyond the veil" to bother with, with the exception of having had a history of relationship. Like the surviving spouse who continues to sense and interact with the recently departed. But there are those who are parasitic because they didn't make it through the tunnel after they died and look to the living for sustenance. It's not at all like the horror movies. But there are beings with true malevolence who continue to wreak havoc and otherwise engage those of us with physical bodies. But we aren't helpless, despite the current "scientific" tendency to deny existence to whatever isn't a thing to be physically validated. For a firsthand account of my personal experiences with metaphysical realities, take a look at the book I wrote about meeting someone who can see, interact with and help to heal people having paranormal experiences. It's called "ADVENTURES WITH MASTER LEENEY".  You can read a couple sample chapters at
    Gary Robertson

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    Technologyb2bposted 14 years ago

    Well I am an Indian and I will answer this question like Indian. In our religion we believe that there is one GOD. and he inside every one and everything. So know if you see the world you will find that its not others, its you inside them and its not you its others inside you. Yes i am not denying the fact they exists. But its us you make them things do. If you believe that the spirit will hurt you then off course it will hurt you. but you believe spirit will not hurt you then if will never. Always be positive. Its not others how love or hurt us, its you thoughts which come back to us. I know you will not understand this thing. You need a guru for to understand this..

  5. Thomas Antolin profile image60
    Thomas Antolinposted 14 years ago

    No. Spirit only heals.  You can only be hurt through improper thinking.

  6. Velvetine profile image59
    Velvetineposted 14 years ago

    My answer is definitley. Spirits can harm us in many ways. Physically is not too likely although it can happen but spirits hurting humans usually manifests itself through our minds. Our minds are somehow conected to the spiritual realm and spirits can masquerade as one's own voice just to decieve a person or to get them to feel sad or anything that would damage in any way shape or form. For example lets say there's a little girl who's a bit insecure of her body looking into a mirror. All the voice has to do is to whisper " I'm ugly" into the girls mind to get her to feel sad. And the girl or human in this case usually assumes that this thought or whisper is comming straight from her when in fact it is coming straight from a demon who's one mission on earth is to follow commands to steal kill and destroy. Everyone has demons whispering to them on and off throughout their lives. It's just part of life as long as were here on earth.

  7. LilianEden profile image68
    LilianEdenposted 14 years ago

    Hello Mudrearth,
    In my experience over the years helping paranormal investigators and as well as helping people through mediumship, there are two different types of Ghosts (Spirit Activities).  One of which is a residual type of presence or haunting and the other is an intelligent presence of haunting.  We are made of energy (our spirit is the essence of this vibration/energy) and upon 'death' does not die.  Energy doesn't die.  With that being said, it is true that what our energy was like while in a physical body stays somewhat the same after we 'die'.  So, there are some energies which are more 'forceful' with the living because they were that way in their physical form.  We might see it as aggressive, angry and so on.   I will be writing more hubs on this very topic especially on residual and intelligent type of haunting. I must add that I am only looking at entities who were once human.  Hope this helps you!

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    probyte2uposted 14 years ago

    Spirit/Ghost/Genie they can hurt us if they managed to possess us.  Mentally they can whisper negative thought to us.

  9. Felynx profile image61
    Felynxposted 13 years ago

    Its a good idea to get out the mentality that non-physical entities are completely different from physical ones. They can make the same choices as a living being, to hurt, to give pleasure. They make mistakes, they can can get in harms way. Just because it's a spirit, that doesnt mean that it doesnt have the ability to make such descisions. For Thomas to say that a non-physical entity cant hurt someone... thats like saying Hitler never killed any Jews.
    That aside, something like this happening is rare. They have better things to do than meddle with the humans.

  10. lorddraven2000 profile image91
    lorddraven2000posted 13 years ago

    Let me first say I am a paranormal investigator with and I want to stress that I don't mean for this answer to be funny, but it may turn out that way. In my work I have seen very little of a ghost physicly hurting anyone. I have however seen someone get scared and roll down a flight of stairs. I have seen someone become so frightened they passed out and bruised their head. I think we ourselves are our own worst enemies when it comes to the paranormal.

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    WATERSTARposted 10 years ago

    From, WATERSTAR, Their are Many Diffrent kind of Spirit,and some of them are wicked, Yes,In the BOOK OF JOB CHAPTER 1 to CHAPTER 5 Tell us of what a wicked Spirit Does in Full Detail, this world we live in is full of Spirit and the reason we are having so much trouble everywhere is because of Spirit, WOE to THE INHABITANTS Of THE EARTH FOR THE EVIL ONE HAVE GONE DOWN WITH GREAT WRATH SAID GOD, it is THE EVIL one that is TRULY CAUSING ALL THE TROUBLE, NO EVIL ONE NO TROUBLE READ IN REVELATION CHAPTER 20,  21,and CHAPTER ,22 OUR ONLY DEFENDER IS JESUS HE HAVE POWER OVER ALL SPIRIT give Him a Try I AM positive HE will Help you. BY WATERSTAR:

  12. manatita44 profile image73
    manatita44posted 10 years ago

    I heard from sitting at the feet of a man of God for 31 years, that wrong or hostile forces can not only hurt but kill too. Do not worry, I suspect that they are very rare and tend to attack the more advanced souls.

    What we generally speak of are disembodied souls. They either die unfulfilled or unhappy for whatever reason, or because of an untimely crash or whatever. Some need our prayers to help them to depart while others can be a bit mischievous.

  13. padmendra profile image51
    padmendraposted 9 years ago

    Probably Yes,  what we have heard from our parents that they can hurt living people but it is very rare. They can hurt you though it may be unintentional on their part. Some spirits can cause danger out of revenge. However, some good spirits do not harm living people.

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    Loveculinaryposted 9 years ago

    Absolutely! My parents house is haunted and when I use to live there I woke up with scratches and bruises all over my back. But to be safe I would get ride of them before they can cause physical harm. I've never been emotionally harmed by a spirit, it was mostly physical.


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