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Experiences with Spiritual Beings and Demons

Article by David

My First Mystical Experience: An Encounter with a Negative Entity

My first astral experience came when I was the least expecting it, after finding Belsebuub’s astral travel course.

One morning after waking up I decided to stay in bed for another 20 minutes or so, to have a bit of time to meditate.

While meditating, I slowly drifted into sleep and then suddenly realised that my head was where my feet should have been and that rather than lying on my back I was now facing down towards the bed and the floor. I knew I had not moved, so I realized then that I must be out of my body and in the astral!

Interestingly being in the astral didn’t feel that different to lying on my bed normally, and I really wanted to see what the astral was like, so I simply rolled over to get out of bed so I could start exploring my surroundings.

As I rolled over I saw a symbol on the ceiling that wasn’t there in the physical world but that seemed very significant. Other than that my room looked the same as in the physical world and it was very real, not dream-like at all.

Just as I was about to get up though a large, strange, skeletal bird head appeared out of nowhere and started pecking at the side of my head and while it didn’t hurt at all, it gave me quite a bit of a shock! Strangely though, just as quickly as it had appeared it was gone.

I didn’t have any time to think further about it though as just then behind my field of vision down towards the floor I heard a really weird and creepy voice start singing: “Ging gang goolie goolie goolie goolie watcha, Ging gang goo, ging gang goo”.

I knew that song! It was a scouting song I used to know from when I was a kid, but the voice sounded creepy and kind of demonic. Combined with the strange pecking bird beforehand, it was all so unexpected that it gave me a jolt and I woke up back in my body from the surprise and fear factor combined.

And while I had been confronted by some sort of demon-like entity (I feel like that both experiences were the same entity, and when the bird didn’t work to scare me it tried the voice instead) who had succeeded in stopping me from exploring further, I was just so excited that I had finally been able to have an experience and now knew the astral was real (plus seeing the symbol on my ceiling was a bonus) that I was bounding around for days!

This was my first conscious out of body experience — it had been very short, and in retrospect it was more surprising (almost funny really) than scary. Interestingly, I think being confronted with a negative entity in my first experience helped a lot for future ones, as I saw they couldn’t hurt me physically and were just a nuisance really, nothing to put me off trying to have OBEs.

Getting a feeling of what it was like to encounter a negative being also helped me have a better understanding of what a spiritual being is like, as they are completely different.

In the experiences I’ve had with negative entities, they always try and stop me, distract me, scare me or somehow put me off having useful experiences. They generally emit a lower type of feelings and emotions.

In contrast, the experiences I’ve had with spiritual Beings are full of light, help me learn about myself and have helped me experience beautiful spiritual feelings.

For example in the experiences I’ve had with a spiritual being, the feelings that I’ve felt from them have been of love, serenity and a kind of spiritual strength that many times has uplifted me during the encounter and even after waking up had a positive long lasting effect.

An Experience with the Spiritual Being Belsebuub

Not long after the experience above I also had my first mystical experience with a spiritual being in the astral, in this case the being Belsebuub.

One night when I was asleep something made me realise that I was dreaming and I became lucid, and found that I was in my bedroom. I walked from my room into the kitchen.

I wasn’t sure what I should do with the experience and hadn’t planned anything prior, so I decided to try and call the being Belsebuub and see if he would give me some sort of guidance or learning.

For some reason I thought that it was important to shout as loudly as I could for him to come so I began calling Belsebuub’s name over and over and asking him to please come to where I was.

After a little while the air in the kitchen near me started vibrating and rippling. Kind of like what happens when you throw a stone into water and the ripples spread out from the middle where the stone was thrown in. Except in this case it was happening vertically next to where I was in the room.

Then all of a sudden, from the centre of the ripples in the air, Belsebuub casually stepped through into the room, as if he had stepped through a portal from another place in the universe to where I was.

To say that it was amazing doesn’t even do it justice.

What I felt with Belsebuub being there was entirely different to my previous experience. It was almost like having him there helped me feel more grounded in the astral and made me feel less like I was going to lose the experience.

When I saw Belsebuub appear in the room I said the first thing that came to my mind, which in retrospect was kind of silly, but he just smiled at me in a really warm way. He looked exactly like Belsebuub does physically.

I asked him if he could teach me something and he pointed at my kitchen table. On the table appeared a box that related to something I’d done a lot in my life, and he simply said “What’s in the box?

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While that might seem fairly boring and not very useful, the box that had just appeared there was quite symbolic and I knew exactly what he meant without him needing to say any more.

It was like I could feel it rather than having to think about it to understand the meaning, and from other mystical experiences I’ve had since, it seems to very frequently be the way that information is conveyed.

I understood that he was showing me an emotional habit I would have to change to progress spiritually. Shortly after that I faded back into a dream and that was the end of the experience.

In this and other experiences I’ve had with Belsebuub there is a sense of peace, care, love and warmth that seemed to exude from him. It’s very hard to explain, as it’s something that I’ve felt more than thought about, but to put it into words, that care and warmth has been a feeling of being looked after, like you have someone who really cares for you, looking out for you without judgement.

    • Hi Brandon,

      Thanks for the comment, unfortunately myself and the other site editors are not in a position to be able to give personal advice on people’s experiences sorry.

      Wishing you all the best,

  • Yeah, these quite contrasting experiences indeed. Thanks for sharing David!
    Shouting for Belsebuub didn’t work for me once, but I was in a rush at the same time, so I guess there are other factors for this to happen.

    • I am a nurse for 28 yrs Share of supernatural is no stranger YET tonigjt at work my patient was frightened in her room and first time I feel the need to reach out for she was unprepared for her encounter in which i believe was demonic! Still shaken some BUT I STRONGLY KNOW GOD PROTECTS HIS PROPERTY!

      • That sounds like quite an event Deb. Hopefully everything is alright and you were able to be of some help.

      • Thanks for sharing that Deb. You could try saying the Our Father prayer for protection, if you encounter a similar event (perhaps thinking it rather than saying it aloud, if you are at work).

  • Thanks David, it’s such a pleasure to read about your experiences with Belsebuub. I hope that you have many more.

  • What an entrance Belsebuub made into the kitchen! That sounded pretty awesome to witness.

    It’s funny, but there’s new cosmology that links the wave function of particles and quanta to the interconnectedness of all matter in the universe, which could then account for things like entanglement & bi-location. So while I can’t completely understand how this ties everything together, the air, turning to ripples like a wave, in order to move from one place to another, hints to me of the mastery spiritual Beings have over the understanding of the universe and how it is made up. Something which we are clearly very far behind in, with our current knowledge.

    • I agree, quite an entrance indeed!
      I can imagine what a powerful impression this must have left on David… so magical and yet, as Andrew hinted, quite “scientific” at the same time. It makes me wonder why Belsebuub chose that particular way of traveling this time, and if it is maybe connected to the location he was in before that. Like for example when traveling from a very advanced spiritual plane to the astral.

      I also like what David mentioned about feeling more grounded in the astral after Belsebuub’s appearance. It shows how a mere presence of a spiritual being can help us to lift our inner state.

  • Nice experiences David, especially that with Belsebuub.
    I can imagine how important is to have such experiences from first hand!
    It also quite interesting the teaching you received from Belsebuub without many words.
    Indeed, it is amazing that just only the presence of Belsebuub increases the level of consciousness!
    Thank you for sharing this experience!

  • Thanks for sharing your experiences David. You had such a contrast between your first and second experience in the astral, I’m sure you gained some great insights from them!
    From what you have shared of your encounter with the being Belsebuub, i can see how it still has an impact on you all these years later.

  • Thanks David – such interesting experiences.

    It’s interesting how in both experiences something about you was known, while the spiritual being Belsebuub used that knowledge to help you to grow spiritually, the demonic entity used its knowledge to try to scare you and to put you off experiencing the astral plane. Its something I wish more people would find out about because its an amazing wake-up call about what really does exist and helps a great deal to put life into the context of spiritual awakening.

    • Hey Layla,

      I definitely think a lot is known about us. Even to the point of possibly having a guardian angel type being watching over us, and also negative being/s that seem like they keep an eye on us.

      I had an experience once where I was dreaming and something struck me as strange. I went to pull my finger to check and see if I was asleep. I’m pretty sure I would have gone into a lucid dream. Just as I was reaching down to pull my finger, this person came compltely out of nowhere, grabbed me by the arm, spun me around and distracted me so I forgot to check if I was dreaming, and just stayed in the dream. It felt like it was someone negative, they knew I was going to wake up before I did, and then did something in the dream to stop me.

      • I’ve heard that kind of thing from others too David, though I haven’t experienced it myself, though I have experienced dream characters ‘turning nasty’ when I start to question whether I’m dreaming – it sounds like you had a real insight there about what could be going on a lot … maybe we’re over there, interacting with our own illusions, but also maybe with negative beings that know just how to distract us when we’re looking like we might wake up … !

  • It’s interesting how that negative entity was trying different ways to make you lose that astral experience. It seems like they know what they’re doing. It’s easy to see why it might frighten someone who didn’t really know about what it was so badly that they wouldn’t want to try to go to the astral again, but our fear is their greatest weapon I think.

    And yet when you compare what the religions say about demons it would make you feel they are something distant from us and don’t really relate to our lives, just like angels/spiritual beings, but then to encounter them personally in the astral plane puts it into an entirely different perspective. I remember it being a very big thing for me to realise these beings were real and that I could communicate with spiritual beings and get direct help from them, as I hadn’t thought they really existed before.

    I found your experience with Belsebuub very uplifting to read, especially as you tried to describe as accurately as possible how it all felt for you. How wonderful to feel like someone so powerful is looking after you. Thank you for sharing David!

  • The majority of times when I met a spiritual being happened when I put in efforts to do the spiritual things that are put on my plate. In those times I found that Belsebuub (and other spiritual beings) give their help generously. In some cases the experiences are as clear as yours, but in other times I only noticed their impact when retrospecting through a dream.

    I have also had quite a few experiences with negative beings. The energy negative beings have and the impact they bring is completely different than a spiritual being. I need to have a degree of clarity to be aware of a negative being and to snap out of their influence.

  • Thank you for sharing those experiences, David.

    I especially liked hearing your account of meeting Belsebuub in the astral, the way he taught you, and his entrance. That is one nifty way of making an appearance when invoked!

    I think your description of Belsebuub’s presence and his caring, without judgment is spot on. Reading that description fills me with happy memories of learning from him in the astral and in the physical.

    • It’s really amazing meeting Belsebuub in dreams / the astral. Not just the deep sense of care, but the happiness he radiates is amazing too. There’s a description of a wise person in a book I like where he’s described as being as if his whole body was a smile. That’s similar to some of the experiences I’ve had with Belsebuub in dreams / the astral. It’s like he is happiness 🙂

      • For some reason, I often think of that, David — “his whole body was a smile.” There’s a kind of purity and gentleness to it, and it really stuck with me.

  • Hi David,

    thanks for sharing. It’s really amazing that you’ve been able to verify these things when you stop to think about it. For many they exist simply through belief, and for many they don’t exist simply through belief. But to encounter both beings of light and beings of darkness directly through experience and feel exactly the different energy of them, well that’s the difference between being told what a pear is like and eating it, to use a well-used analogy!

    That first experience with the cruel entity does sound like a good primer for you. I think one of my first encounters with a negative thing they hit me in the stomach and the shock was enough to wake me up, but though I could feel emotions in my stomach, there was obviously no mark or physical pain, and it even bolstered me, knowing that there was a force separate to me that was pushing back on my progress made me realise I needed to really struggle to move forward and that I wanted to.

    Thanks as well for sharing how it felt when you met Belsebuub, especially the care and warmth. I love how subtle yet powerful the help was on what you had to overcome to move forward spiritually. I wish more people knew that this help was there, that they only need to turn to it.

    I felt that I could ‘sense’ spiritual and dark forces at play upon me and others before I was able to verify it in dream and astral experiences. It kind of surprises me, especially in today’s dark world, that the concept of negative beings is so taboo, so ridiculed. People still tend to believe in angels I guess, which is nice, if it helps them have a connection to them – but seeing one without the other is really only half of the story.

    • Well said Ella about believing they do exist and believing they don’t, but really it’s knowing through experience that matters. (and similar to what I mentioned in a comment here) It is incredible how real experiences can be over there yet ‘the person in the street’ can be totally oblivious to the existence of such things.

    • I know what you mean about opposition being something that motivates you to push harder. It always seemed to me that if there are entities out there willing to try and disrupt astral experiences, or confuse or mislead me, stir up egos etc. then there was obviously something pretty amazing they were trying to prevent me from getting at. It’s interesting too that they kind of shoot themselves in the foot, because it seems like they pick on our weaknesses, but by doing that they can highlight what we need to work on!

      Maybe the ridicule of the concept of negative entities is part of the agenda? A “hidden in plain sight” kind of thing?

      I don’t think I’ve ever had a really grandiose type of experience where I’ve been taught by a spiritual being. The ones I’ve had have been more on the subtle side, and have a lot to do with feeling / sensing to get an understanding of something.

      • Yeah, that’s an interesting point David. It seems that even negative encounters could be a source of learning, if the very weakness that we most need to work on is exposed and used against us. But if we can then use that information to reduce the weakness, we will put ourselves in a much stronger position for future encounters and to move forward in our spiritual work.

  • Very cool indeed! that ‘ripple transport’ It’s funny how you see things in Sci-fi and fantasy stories and obviously know they’re not real, it’s amazing to find out and experience that they are actually real. Just in another dimension. It’s really magical. Makes you think life is really wonderful.

    I also did like how you put that into words, about that feeling of a being caringly looked after you.

    I’m also familiar with what you say about knowing something by ‘feeling’ it. It’s as if the understanding reaches the consciousness very deeply instantly. Not sure how that works. They say consciousness is 6th dimensional and perhaps that’s where this understanding is going on and beamed into. And a ‘lower’ more mental understanding follows after.

    P.S. I just clicked the boy scouts song… I think that would distract me as well because I’d be preoccupied thinking: you chose this to try to scare me, really? 😀

  • Thanks for sharing those contrasting experiences David. It’s funny how such an innocent song took on sinister overtones – I remember that campfire song from Scouts too. It’s a pity that the entity succeeded in interrupting that particular experience, but the experience with Belsebuub came as a real contrast. It’s great that you were able to get a useful piece of advice in such a simple way.

  • I loved reading about your experiences David. My first astral experience was also not very nice. I mean, in a sense it was rather scary, but I was so excited about it that I felt giddy for days. It felt like a door had been opened, of endless possibilities!

    I also asked for help and protection from God when I was a child. But it’s a different thing to learn about our divine parents and how very close they are to us. How much they love us and help us. I always had this fear that God didn’t really care, but now I feel differently.

    • I know what you mean Anne Linn! Even though that first experience was scary, it was so amazing to know the astral was real, such an exciting time 🙂

  • Hi David,
    Oh my goodness – the shouting of a divine being’s name… I know, I did that too, I also thought I needed to shout to be heard! :/ Not at all… Instead, I found being genuine and prepared to know what I’d like to ask about is best to get the most out of an experience like meeting with a divine being. It seems for you both of these experiences though different in nature were very rewarding.


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