Why are some objects sacred and others cursed? Why are some animals clean while others aren’t? Why are some places considered “haunted” while others are considered “untroubled”?
The mystery that surrounds the notion of the supernatural world has captured the attention of many throughout history. From believers, to skeptics, the supernatural world has drawn many forms of attention. However, despite all of these happening on earth, the narrative about the supernatural world varies across culture and geographical location. The Abrahamic faiths subscribe to a “Monotheist belief” while others seem to subscribe to a “Polytheist belief”. Stemming from such varying beliefs, different narratives about the afterlife arose. Such varying narratives shape how people explain supernatural encounters in their day-to-day lives.
In this post, let us look at supernatural forces caused by harm through the lens of Biblical scriptures.
Physical Objects as Portals to the Supernatural
If supernatural forces aren’t real, then why must God give us almost three entire books full of content (Deuteronomy, Leviticus, and Numbers) to educate us on what’s clean and what’s not?
Physical objects are vessels and portals to the unseen world. Just like how the information is never destroyed in a blackhole but stored at the event horizon , a physical object stores information about itself in the form of life / harm, emotions, and time . It stores information through the notion of consciousness . As an object by itself, it is neutral. However, when a conscious observer or a conscious being looks to it and give it meaning, the object takes on its value. The very first account of this occurred at the moment of creation in Genesis 1. When God created something, He first “saw” that it was “good”, then the object became “good”.
Value comes through the interaction with a conscious being.
As living beings, we are conscious. Such a consciousness allow us to interact with one another as well as interact with the world around us. We are able to pick up anything we want on the earth, give it meaning, and interact with it. If we have a toy and we had an enjoyable time with it, that toy takes on the positive value that we attribute to it. On the contrary, if we have an object that was used to bring someone harm, that object takes on the hurt that the person had felt. Such negative emotions seal itself into the object with the passing of time, condemning the object into something that is cursed (or negatively charged).
Have you wondered why we hear “screams” or “laughter” in haunted places? It is the information stored in these objects that is trying to communicate with living conscious beings. In most cases like these, we do not hear with our ears. We hear with our hearts. This is why microphone are not able to pick up the noises we hear. However, there are exceptions to this. When the energy given out by the object is strong, it can manipulate the space around it.
The information stored in a physical object varies depending on magnitude of harm, frequency of exposure to negativity, and the amount of emotions a conscious being was feeling when one inflict the said harm. If the said harm was just a simple paper cut, then the object can be said to have been exposed to blood and thus, negativity (in the Abrahamic faith, it can be categorised as “unclean”). Because the harm was accidental and the hurt can be easily forgiven and forgotten, the negative charges will go away once the conscious being let go of the said “hurt” and moved on in life. However, if the said harm was something major (say, a murder), then the harm did to the victim would have been great with no avenue for the victim to “move on”, let alone “forgive”. Having been stained by the blood of the victim and overwhelmed by the emotions of both perpetrator and the victim, the object is now condemned to be “unclean” with a high negative charges. The negatively charged item in itself is harmless, but the negative charges will manifest itself when a conscious being interacts with it. Because the world that we live in is “alive” (ie: it has a soul and is conscious like any living being ), items and items can interact with one another. Such an interaction may also cause negative charges to transmit from one item to another , making an entire space feel haunted. Such defilement is unacceptable for people who were set apart by God to be “Holy”, hence the lengthy narrative detailing how people should avoid being defiled and the atonement needed for such situations .
Because both Living and Dead beings are conscious beings, we are able to communicate with one another through a medium. Consider the time when you saw or touched an object and immediately had a goosebumps? In some extreme cases, you might even feel yourself drawn to the object; to find out more about the object and to connect with it. Such is the connection that we are referring to here. However, it is uncertain if you are connected to the actual person who has passed on or the information of the person left on the object.
Blood – The Connection to the Consciousness of the Dead
A person who is alive is a person who is able to interact with the physical world through the physical body. However, when a person dies, the person does not vanish. Rather, the physical body dies, leaving the person unable to interact with the physical world. Now, the consciousness of the person remains in the form of a soul. This soul is tied to the blood of the person.
Moses reminded us that the life of a creature (whether human beings or animal) is in the blood (Leviticus 17:11&14). It is this “life” that cries out to God when Abel was murdered in Genesis 4:10. When one’s blood is spilled on the ground or on an object, the spirit of the entity is now tied to the object. In the case of Abel, that was the ground. In the case of a murder, that would be the weapon used for murder. This is the reason why God commanded His followers to drain the blood from an animal before eating it. If we do eat the blood, then the soul of the animal will be intertwined with ours.
Remember “Hotel del Luna”? The Christian Belief has a Hotel too.
The recent airing of the South Korean TV Series “Hotel del Luna”  caught the attention of many. In the TV series, the show speaks of a “hotel” for the dead. In this “hotel”, the dead “checks-in” to complete tasks that they did not complete when they are alive. Once done, they will then be picked up by the “God of Death” to be sent either to “Heaven” or to “Hell” where, according to Asian belief, they will be reincarnated into yet another cycle of life and death.
The Christian Scriptures tells us of an “Afterlife Hotel” as well. Except that this time, it is much scarier and less fancy than what was portrayed in “Hotel del Luna”. Hidden under the altar in Heaven, God packs all the souls of those who had been slain because of the Word of God. They were not comforted nor at rest in the way we understand “resting in peace”. Rather, their souls has been and will continue to be crying out to the Lord to avenge their blood. What’s God’s reply? “Wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers and sisters, were killed just as they had been” (Revelations 6:9-11).
Contrary to the film “Hotel del Luna” and “The Good Place” (season 4) where people find closure before heading to the next phase of the afterlife — unity with the Universe and reincarnation, there is no rest for God’s believers even after dying. These people remain hidden in the earth (1 Samuel 28:13-14), kept there until the time of judgement where they will rise from the earth to be judged (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 1 Corinthians 15:52).
Treat All Objects with Respect
So the end of the matter is this: we should treat everything with respect. There may not be spirits hiding in all objects, but at the very least, there will be different levels of energies within an object that were caused by a conscious being. In the realm of the unseen, we will never know what lays within an object. However, if we are spiritually sensitive, such portals to the supernatural will open to us a world that is far beyond what we can ever imagine.
So, as a closing, I shall leave you all with this verse by Paul to ponder upon:
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. — 2 Corinthians 4:18, NIV.
You’d never know. The unseen world might just be a more real version of reality.
 – Life – The loss of a life on an object will tarnish the purity of an object, defiling it. Emotions – The emotions one experiences when interacting with an object will affect the object’s charges and hence, cleanliness. Time – An object lives in a realm that transcends time and space. To it, all time exists together. When a conscious being interacts with an object at a given time, the interaction is sealed into the fabric of the object as time cannot be turned backwards due to the law of entropy.
 – In Quantum Physics, the conscious observer observe things into being.
 – Leviticus 18:3, Numbers 35:34, Deuteronomy 18:12, Psalms 106:39
 – According to Scriptures, the entire Creation is alive and has the ability to feel emotions and worships God. The earth can “be glad” (Psalms 97:1), rivers can “clap their hands” and mountains “sing together for joy” (Psalms 98:8). Finally, the creation can feel sad and groan in pain (Romans 8:22).
 – Then Haggai said, “If a person defiled by contact with a dead body touches one of these things, does it become defiled?” “Yes,” the priests replied, “it becomes defiled.” — Haggai 2:13, NIV.Image by Pexels from Pixabay
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