I recently saw an article on Rappler (a online news website) about the different ghostly manifestations that happened on the set of various high profile movies.
The truth is I was not surprised that these things happened, because what we do may attract negative energies. But not only that, what we watch may also attract negative energies.
In one of my recent trip to the North of the Philippines, a friend’s friend consulted me because of a haunting in their house. They would hear crying and sometimes there would be weird noises. I clarified that I’m not an exorcist and ghostly hauntings are not my expertise. However, my friend begged me to just see the place of his friend. I did. I immediately notice that they have a large collection of DVD Movies, and a lot of them are horror movies. My instinct says that this was the cause of the hauntings in their house. I told them about it and they immediately got rid of the DVD Movies and vowed to stop watching horror movies from then on. I also suggested that they put a Vajrapani Ruel, which is regarded as the most powerful amulet in the Buddhist pantheon. They did.
Two weeks after they threw out the DVDs and placed the Vajrapani Ruel, the hauntings were gone!
On the other hand, those involved in the making of these horror movies may experience temporary hauntings, or sometimes it can be quite permanent. One famous story is that of Linda Blair, the famous actress who starred in The Exorcist. The movie was a big hit and it made Linda Blair even more famous, but after a while she had a slumped in her career that never recovered.
You see, these things we watch will greatly affect our emotions, mind, and energy even after watching the movie, even if we don’t feel like we hot scared. And all these can attract negative energies that may be strong enough to attract negative entities.
NOTE: All photos are from Rappler.
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One of the most famous immortal in the 8 Immortals is Lu Dongbin (also spelled as Lu Dongpin, Lu Tong Pin, Dongbin Lu), I believe to some extent he is even more famous than Chung Li-Chuan. In fact, there are more records about Lu Dongbin than Chung Li-Chuan, and some Taoist priest consider Lu Dongbin as the leader or chief of the Eight Immortals. However, if you study the story of the Eight Immortals there are records that states that Lu Dongbin is a student or disciple of Chung Li-Chuan, thus the more common belief is that Chung Li-Chuan is the chief of the 8 Immortals and that Lu Dongbin is the de facto leader of the group. In the official counting of the Eight Immortals he usually comes third, but the chronological line-up of their names is not in any way related to their capabilities and hierarchy.
In my post about the Eight Immortals, I mentioned that they are largely considered as legendary beings this is because it is unclear whether they truly lived in the past or not. However, that is not true about Lu Dongbin. Lu Dongbin is a confirmed historical figure.
Lu Dongbin’s real name is Lu Yan during the Tang Dynasty. Lu is his family name and Yan is his given name. It is largely believed that when he was born, instead of a pungent smell of blood, the room was filled with a very sweet smelling fragrant aroma. Some records states that he has always been an intelligent student with so many academic achievements.
In his older age it is said that he learned the alchemy and Tao under the guidance of Chung Li-Chuan. Some Taoist scripturess states that Lu Dongbin became a very good exorcist of people who are possessed by bad spirits. He is also able to drive aways bad chi, bad luck cause by evil spirits.
It is because of his life as mortal that when he became an immortal he is largely associated with scholastic luck. More than being an immortal that bestows scholastic luck, he is also an immortal that we can call on when we need protection from unseen forces. His secondary power is his ability to heal illnesses.
His implements are the double edged sword that he uses to slay evil spirits and a flywhisk that he uses to cure illnesses.