Hey everyone. I came across this article from a Christian site a while ago while researching astral projection and soul travel. It’s a fairly massive piece, so I’ll just cut to the chase. The author claims the astral realm etc is purely evil and demonic based on testimonials of astral rape, shapeshifting spirits, and leeches, and offers an experiment at the end whereby he claims the next time anyone is in the astral plane, whether voluntarily or not, try rebuking any spirit encountered in the name of Jesus Christ and watch that entity writhe in pain and flee.
My question is if there’s any truth to this. Has anybody tried that experiment? I got into the occult because I got fed up with the absentee, tyrannical Christian God, and I don’t want to start exploring the astral plane and beyond only to find out that literally everything I’ve researched about the occult and all the wonderful things that can be accomplished with these powers is just a trick of Satan’s minions (according to Christianity) and that I’ll have to slink back to mindless servitude to this troll god to escape eternal torment in the hell he created. This is a legitimate fear I have, and I need to address it and purge myself of it if I have any intention of immersing myself into these realms. Thanks to everyone who reads this and/or responds.