"We have to acknowledge the simple fact that we are a possessing spirit. We are a spirit entity that possesses a physical form, and that's the fundamental groundwork that we have to work from."
Terry Palmer, PhD, is author of The Science of Spirit Possession. He is a
member of the Society for Psychical Research as well as the Scientific
and Medical Network. He is also a fellow of the Royal Society of
Here notes that, while there are many negative
connotations to the term spirit possession, there are also positive
examples. He describes his encounter with an ostensible spirit who
identified itself as Lao Tsu. He also presents an example of a negative
encounter. He notes that it can be extremely difficult to distinguish
between an autonomous spirit entity, such as the spirit of someone who
is deceased, and thought-forms of our own creation. Both types of
phenomena can possess an individual.