Say if one encounters someone who has any one of these scenarios or a combo of them and asks you for advice:
1. How to deal with a bodily spiritual possession case?
2. How to deal with a case of 'haunted' premises?
3. How to deal with someone who can perceive the 'unseen' and is disturbed by those 'entities'?
Now, let's not confine ourselves to only recommending medical/psychiatric advice, say after having gone through such procedures and when the medical world proclaims that they had done their best, what would you as a Buddhist (here open to any Tradition) say/do when a case like this falls in your hands?
This thread is seeking for practical steps to reach out a helping hand to such cases and not drown them in our own subjective skepticism or sarcastic analysis and conclusions.
If we can't help them, at least we can recommend them to someone else who can instead of giving them a dismissive attitude that can at times cause untoward, if not disastrous results, depending on the severity of the case.
I agree with Drolma there.
himself came to Buddhism after being he was being attacked by negative spirits or black magic -- which there is plenty of in old countries (and new countries, not surprisingly, in America as well), and found his refuge in Buddha.
There are various books on "Negs" short for negative spirits, the first book I got was called "Psychic self defense" , I read Tantra books, mantra books--:reading: and it didn't work -- for me atleast. Sitatapatra practice is the best for evil spirits, black magic
According to Miranda Shaw in the "Buddhist Goddesses of India", Sitatapatra's mantra is known as the "queen of all knowledge" or Mahavidyarajni. In the Buddhist account of the Mahayana Sutra, "Sitatapatra Sutra", this beautiful and powerful deity materialized from the Buddha's Usnisha in Trayastrimsa Heaven. Her beautiful voice was heard and she greeted the Buddha. Buddha pronounced her role to be " to cut asunder completely all malignant demons, to cut asunder all the spells of others...to to turn aside all enemies and dangers and hatred."
Her beautiful appearance belies her ferocity. Buddha pronounced her, "as a fierce, terrifying goddess, garlanded by flames, a pulverizer of enemies and demons, who manifests in the form of a graceful, beauteous maiden."
She is said to protect from just about any danger one can possibly think of. Naga's, garudas, asuras, wind sprites, kinnara, yaksa, raksasa, preta, pisaca, bhuta, matrka, dakinis and myriad demons that cause memory loss, depression, disturbing dreams, outbursts of temper, untimely death. She also cures one from horrible ailments afflicting every part of the body.
She offers protection against enemies, armies, imprisonment, royal punishment, murder, weapons, poison, quarreling, poverty, famine, wild animals, fire and water.
There are support groups for people suffering from negative spirits and those who are fighting with them, so don't feel like a stranger!