Is there a reason why spirits appear to us?
A ghost will show themselves for multiple reasons. One of the main reasons is to ask for help. They often need assistance and need a mortals assistance to perform a task needed for them to pass on. They could also be a family member wanting to say goodbye before passing on. A spirit will almost never attack a human and often just need help.
Zippyo is abosolutely correct.
You can say anything you like really, but something common that can be used is "No negative spirits are allowed to join us, only helpful and good spirits may communicate. Please Join us." If a negative entity does appear to be answering questions then say Goodbye on the board and tell the entity to leave.
The phrase 'ancestral spirits' may be used in two ways. It may refer to the spirits of your ancestors that in many traditions are an important part of traditional ritual, or may refer to the spirits that existed since before us and in which our ancestors believed already, as some spirits of Nature in animist traditions.
The Holy Spirit is the only spirit you should ever contact and have a relationship with. The scriptures warn us about "invoking" any spirits of any form. Why? Because the bad spirits can deceive you into believing they are good spirits. So it is crucial you only pay attention to God's spirit and let Him deal with the angels and demons. He is in charge so why would we seek spirits under His control anyway…
Evil spirits have been known to smell like Calatheas. Calatheas are exotic flowers found in the tropical Americas. There is no proven reason that evil spirits smell like this. But many people have reported and proven to smell Calatheas flowers when using ouija board or other methods of bringing demons.
In Voodoo, the spirits are called Loa. There are thousands of Loa in Voodoo. Although there is cosiderable variation among families and regions, there are generally two groups of Loa, the Rada and the Petro. The Rada spirits are mostly seen as "sweet Loa," while the Petro are seen as "bitter," because they are more demanding of their "children." Rada spirits appear to be of African origin, while Petro spirits are of Haïtian origins. Each…
Yes, unfortunately most of the spirits around us are not exactly spirits you should be seeking concourse with. Remember that spirits do not have location the way a human body does for the simple reason that a spirit does not have a body and is not subject to the four dimensional world that we live in. That being said, the souls of the saved are either in heaven or purgatory, and the souls of the…