2. What are the physical symptoms of being affected by ghosts?
We have categorized the symptoms for easy referral.
2.1. The five sense organs
Foul taste in the mouth.
Experience of eyes being pulled inside, irritation in the eyes, etc.
Dryness of lips, mouth and throat.
Due to the Raja-Tama in the ghosts a sticky layer is formed on the face and body of the affected person.
Rashes on the skin.
Eerie feeling of being touched.
Headaches and migraines.
Severe backache, body ache and inability to move.
Experience of strangulation.
2.3. Symptoms related to the nine body openings
When in the proximity of a sattvik influence, the ghosts (demons, devils, negative energies, etc.) leave the body through any of the nine openings, i.e. two eyes, two nostrils, two ears, mouth, penis/vagina and anus. The person may experience as if gas is going out of any of these openings or one may experience cough, yawning, burping, sneezing, etc. as per the opening involved.
2.4. Digestive system
Not allowing the person to have his meals: Loss of appetite, nausea on sight of food, feeling better after getting away from food.
Sharpened appetite, frequent hunger and having heavy meals: The Absolute Fire Principle (Tejtattva) is required to digest food. As man consists predominantly of the absolute Earth Principle (Pruthvitattva), he cannot digest a lot of food. But if he is possessed by ghosts (demons, devils, negative energies, etc.) he can do so. As the ghosts consist of the Absolute Air Principle (Vayutattva) they can digest the food by using the Absolute Fire Principle. Refer to the article on the Absolute Cosmic Principles (Panchatattva).
2.5. Reproductive system
Inability to have children.
Domestic accidents such as heated oil flying from the frying pan
Repeated vehicle accidents in a certain location
2.7. Motor organs
Fidgeting and restlessness due to increase in basic Raja subtle-component
2.8. Makings sounds
Making moaning and weird sounds and not remembering anything afterwards.
Making animal sounds.
The ghost speaking through the possessed person in a voice of the opposite sex.
2.9. Effect on vital energy
Vital energy (Pra?a-shakti) is the life sustaining energy of the body and is subtle.
Vital energy in a spiritually evolved person and that in a person not spiritually evolved
Percentage of vital energy
1. Spiritually evolved person 130
2. Person not spiritually evolved 100
Amount of vital energy according to the extent of distress by ghosts (demons, devils, negative energies, etc.)
Extent of distress Amount of vital energy (percentage)
* In the present times generally the maximum distress possible is 40%
Distress will include both getting affected and possession by negative energies
** The reduction in Vital energy is because it is utilized in fighting the ghosts. When it decreases below 30%, the person dies.