Date: 2nd September 2016; 29th Dhu al-Qa’da or 1st Dhu al-Hijja 1437;
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MAGICIANS – Part 8 – POSSESSIONS (1 out of 2)
This week’s topic will be covered in four pages. Now before we proceed, please read the following two articles to understand about pain and possession first:
SEVEN THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PAIN SCEINCE; by Todd Hargrove June 24, 2010; Source: http://www.bettermovement.org/blog/2010/seven-things-you-should-know-about-pain-science
Pain science has learned a great deal in the last fifty years, but most of this information has had seemingly little impact on the way pain is commonly treated. If you have pain, this is stuff you should know. By the time you are done reading this post you will know more than many medical providers about pain mechanisms, and maybe even feel a little better as a result, because research shows that pain education can improve outcomes. Here are some basics ideas of pain science.
- Pain Is A Survival Mechanism Whose Purpose Is To Protect The Body
Pain is defined as an unpleasant subjective experience whose purpose is to motivate you to do something, usually to protect body parts that the brain thinks (rightly or wrongly) are damaged. If you feel pain, it means that your brain thinks the body is under threat, and that something has to be done about it. In this sense, pain is a survival mechanism of fundamental importance. People born without the ability to feel pain (yes, they really exist) don’t live very long. Your nervous system takes its job of creating pain very seriously, and therefore you can expect that when it thinks a part of the body is being damaged, it will err on the side of giving you a clear incentive to do something about it.
- Pain Is An Output Of The Brain, Not An Input From The Body
This is the fundamental paradigm shift that has recently occurred in pain science. Pain is created by the brain, not passively perceived by the brain as a preformed sensation that arrives from the body.
When a body part is damaged, nerve endings are triggered and send warning signals to the brain. But no pain is felt until the brain interprets this information and decides that pain would be helpful in some way – for example to encourage protective behaviors to minimize further damage and allow time for healing. The brain considers a huge amount of factors in making this decision and no two brains will decide the same thing. Many different parts of the brain help process the pain response, including areas that govern emotions, past memories, and future intentions. Therefore, pain is not an accurate measurement of the amount of tissue damage in an area, it is a signal encouraging action. When a professional musician hurts his hand, his brain might consider very different actions than a soccer player with the same injury. And therefore you can believe that he may get a very different pain response.
- Physical Harm Does Not Equal Pain. And Vice Versa.
If you are in pain, you are not necessarily hurt. And if you are hurt, you will not necessarily feel pain. A very dramatic example of tissue damage without pain occurs when a solider is wounded in battle, or a surfer gets an arm bitten off by a shark. In these situations, there is a good chance the victim will not feel any pain at all until the emergency is over. Pain is a survival mechanism, and in cases where pain makes survival even harder, we shouldn’t be surprised that there is no pain. Although most of us have never had our arms bitten off by sharks, we have likely experienced bumps or falls during a sports match or some other minor emergency that we didn’t feel until the game was over. Further, many studies have shownthat large percentages of people with pain free backs, shoulders and knees have significant tissue damage in these areas that can be seen on MRI, such as herniated discs and torn rotator cuffs.
On the other hand, many people suffer from pain when there is no tissue damage at all. Allodynia is a condition where even normal stimuli such as a light touch the skin can cause excruciating pain. This is an extreme example of something that might occur quite commonly on a much smaller scale – the nervous system is sensitive to potential threats, and sounds the alarm even when no real threat is present.
- The Brain Often “Thinks” The Body Is In Danger Even When It Isn’t
The most dramatic example of this is phantom limb pain, when the victim feels pain in a missing body part. Although the painful limb has been gone for years and can no longer send signals to the brain, the part of the brain that senses the limb remains, and it can be mistakenly triggered by cross talk from nearby neural activity. When this occurs, victims might experience incredibly vivid and painful sensations of the missing limb. Amazingly, phantom arm pain can sometimes be cured by placing the remaining hand in a mirror box in a way that tricks the brain into thinking the missing arm is alive and well! This is an extraordinary demonstration of the fact that the true target for pain relief is often the brain, not the body.
There are many other more commonplace instances where the brain does not know what is going on in the body and causes pain in an area that is clearly not under threat. Any kind of referred pain, where pain is felt a distance from the actual problem is an example of this. Allodynia is another example.
- Pain Breeds Pain
One unfortunate aspect of pain physiology is that the longer pain goes on, the easier it becomes to feel the pain. This is a consequence of a very basic neural process called long term potentiation, which basically means that the more times the brain uses a certain neural pathway, the easier it becomes to activate that pathway again. It’s like carving a groove through the snow while skiing down a mountain – the more times the same path is traveled the easier it is to fall into that same groove. This is the same process by which we learn habits or develop skills. In the context of pain, it means that the more times we feel a certain pain, the less stimulus is required to trigger the pain.
- Pain Can Be Triggered By Factors Unrelated To Physical Harm
You may have heard the phrase that neurons that fire together wire together. The most famous example of this principle is Pavlov’s experiment where he rung a bell each time his dogs ate dinner, then later found that he could cause the dogs to salivate at the mere sound of the bell. What happened at the neural level is that the neurons for hearing the bell became wired to the neurons for salivating, because they fired together consistently for some time. The same thing can happen with pain. Let’s say that every time you go to work you engage in some stressful activity such as working on a computer or lifting boxes in a way that causes back pain. After a while your brain will start to relate the work environment to the pain, to the point where you can start feeling the pain just by showing up, or maybe even just thinking about work. It is no surprise that job dissatisfaction is a huge predictor of back pain.
Further, it has also been shown that emotional states such as anger, depression, and anxiety will reduce tolerance to pain. Although it is hard to believe, research provides strong evidence that a significant portion of chronic back pain is caused more by emotional and social factors than actual physical damage to tissues. You may have noticed that when you return to a place you haven’t been for many years, you quickly fall back into old patterns of speech, posture or behavior that you thought you had left behind permanently. Pain can be the same way, getting triggered or recalled by certain social contexts, feelings or thoughts that are associated with the pain. Ever notice that your pain went away went you went on vacation and came back when you returned?
- The CNS Can Change Its Sensitivity Level To Pain
There are numerous mechanisms by which the CNS can increase or decrease its sensitivity to a stimulus from the body. The most extreme example of desensitization occurs during an emergency situation as described above, when pain signals from the body are completely inhibited from reaching the brain.
Most of the time an injury will increase the level of sensitization, presumably so that the brain can more easily protect an area that is now known to be damaged. When an area becomes sensitized, we can expect that pain will be felt sooner and more strongly, so that even normally innocuous mechanical pressures can cause pain. There are many complicated mechanisms by which the level of sensitivity is increased or decreased which are far beyond the scope of this article to address. For our purposes, the key point is that the CNS is constantly adjusting the level of volume on the pain signals depending on a variety of factors. For whatever reason, it appears that in many individuals with chronic pain, the volume has simply been turned up too loud and left on for too long. This is called central sensitization, and it probably plays at least some role in many chronic pain states. It is another example of how chronic pain does not necessarily imply continuing or chronic harm to the body.
When the body is working well, damaged tissues will heal to the best extent possible in a few weeks or months, and then pain should end. Why should it continue if the body has already done its best to heal it? When pain continues for long periods of time without any real source of continuing harm or damage, there might be a problem with the pain processing system, not the body. Put another way, if you have chronic pain, there is at least some chance that you are not really hurt. Research shows that for some people this is a comforting thought, and serves to reduce anxiety and stress and threat that makes pain worse.
So what else can we do with this info to help get out of pain? The bottom line is that we need to figure out what is causing the CNS to feel threatened and how can we reduce the threat. In the next post I’ll discuss some specific strategies based around movement.
JINN POSSESSION; Posted by Muhammad Ali on Oct 10, 2010 Source http://www.jinndemons.com/jinn-possession/
Jinn Possession. God has given Jinn the power to possess matter in our world. They can possess any part of a human, from an organ to possessing the whole body (or mind). They can possess birds/animals likewise. Such happenings are confirmed by many scholars and we find most of them in the majmo-al fatwa of Sheikh-ul-Islaam Ibn Taimiya.
Abdullah, the son of Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal said, I said to my father, ‘Some people say that the jinn does not enter the body of the possessed’ He said, ‘Oh my son, they are lying. It is that which speaks by his tongue…’
Ibn Taimiya said,‘What he [Ahmad] said is well-known. The possessed person speaks a language that he himself does not understand. And his body may be struck with a ferocious beating, such that it would leave a great mark on a camel. The possessed person does not perceive the strike nor does he perceive the words that he is speaking. The possessed may lift others heavier than him. He may pull out the carpet he is sitting upon… and other such things that have been witnessed and reported by reliable sources. He speaks with the tongue of the human and he moves with that body but he is a specie other than a human.’
And ibn Taimiya also wrote, ‘None of the leaders of the Muslims reject the notion that the jinn enters into the body of the possessed and others. Those who reject it and claim that the Islamic law states it to be false are stating a lie concerning Islamic law, as there is no proof therein that denies its occurrence.’
The Causes of being Possessed [“Lo! He [devils] has no power over those who believe and put their trust in their Lord. His [devils] power is only over those who make a friend of him, and those who ascribe partners unto him” (al-Nahl: 99-100)]
A best example of the above is a ‘Witch’. Witches rarely have children. Because of their agreement with the devil, the jinn will kill the fetus inside the witch’s body instantly. They have their souls bartered to the devil in return for their favors. Those who hope for children has to let go off their agreement. And Allah protects those who seek refuge with Him Alone.
Ibn Taimiya explained, ‘Possession of the human by the jinn can occur from desires, lusts, passions and zealousness in the same way that a human is in accord with another human…And it also occurs, and this is the majority case, due to hatred and revenge.’
He further adds ‘For example, one of the human harms a jinn or the jinn thinks that the human was trying to harm them by urinating on some jinn or throwing hot water on them or a human might kill a jinn, even though the human may not have realized that. Among the jinn is ignorance and wrongdoing and, therefore, they get revenge from humans above and beyond what is just. And it could occur from the horseplay or simply evil acts of the jinn in the same way the evil is done by the foolish of the humans.’
Other than this, if we look at the articles from the category of Black Magic & Witchcraft, we find another major cause of possession – that is through Witchcraft. A witch may send a jinn to possess his/her victim, by force. It is however agonizing for the jinn to possess a human, yet he might be forced to do so by the Witches (Allah’s curse be upon them).
IARLG: – WHAT IS POSSESSION?
A jinn can possess a human. A possession is when a jinn or demon occupies, dominates or controls a person from within. We will assume that you believe and know that jinns can possess people and that you have read the two articles above. Do you remember that jinns are electric & fiery as we explained in our 123rd article in the link below:
The jinns that are external and try to possess someone do possess them via taking over the brain. When the brain is under the full control of the jinn, that is when the possessed person loses consciousness and that is when all the pain that the body now receives all goes back to the jinn and not the victim unless other drastic measures have been taken such as completely severing an arm which will be felt when the possessed person regains consciousness. When the victim regains control of his senses and body, he doesn’t remember what his body went through when he was possessed and does not remember what it did unless someone informs him or permanent damage has been done; eg he had both arms and suddenly he only has one arm.
If the jinn has possessed someone and that person is hit the pain goes to the jinn because pain is created by the brain in which the jinn has control over as we read in the article above. Since the jinn controls the brain and the brain is responsible for sending signals for adrenaline rush; we can deduce that the jinn ensures the body is at its max strength via adrenaline rush and that is why possessed people are very powerful. Though this use of adrenaline rush is not natural, it in turn has negative effects on the body. And Allah Knows Best.
Adrenaline Rush: When you perceive something as threatening or exciting, the hypothalamus in the brain signals to the adrenal glands that it’s time to produce adrenaline and other stress hormones. The adrenal glands produce adrenaline by transforming the amino acid tyrosine into dopamine. Oxygenation of dopamine yields nor adrenaline, which is then converted into adrenaline. Adrenaline binds to receptors on the heart, arteries, pancreas, liver, muscles and fatty tissue. By binding to receptors on the heart and arteries, adrenaline increases heart rate and respiration, and by binding to receptors on the pancreas, liver, muscles and fatty tissue, it inhibits the production of insulin and stimulates the synthesis of sugar and fat, which the body can use as a fuel in fight-or-flight situations.
Though this is a theory but you have heard of many cases where a person becomes angry when seeing his wife, or can’t stand his wife or a bad smell comes to him when he is with his wife. This is all through the abilities of the jinn to mess with your senses and much more especially if they are internal jinns sent by magicians to harm you. Think about it! They have the ability to make you have bad dreams. Imagine if a jealous jinn or jinn that is sent to separate a man from his wife then the man’s senses will be messed up every time he comes near his wife. That is why when they are apart, the husband loves his wife but when he meets his wife again; the jinn starts messing with the senses of the man so he hates his wife. The external jinns might also be around to ensure that the internal jinn is doing the task of the magician since the jinns also have their own mafias too.
There must be laws which limits the jinns just as the law of gravity set by Allah limits us humans from floating on our own. The fact magicians need your sweat, hair or nails and the like to have their magic done shows the weakness of both the magician and jinn(s). They need these items to possess a human much more easily.
Jinns can possess animals too just so you know. Since most animals have neurons, they can be possessed too. Friendly family pets – dogs, cats, birds and even horses – have been taken over by evil spirits and changed into fiendish bloodthirsty beasts. “The phenomenon has been known since before the Middle Ages and is well documented historically,” says famed paranormal investigator Ed Warren. Most likely the demons will leave after the Exorcist says kufr things like, “Get out in the name of Jesus!” just to fool the people and ensure they remain/become pleased with the kufr. This techinique will be discussed further in two week’s time In Shaa Allah.
Remember these cases from our 75th article [http://aljumaareminder.com/reminder/the-impact-of-jinns-on-mankind-6-via-music-2-date-31st-july-2015-14th-or-15th-shawwal-1436/]
The Amazing New Painkiller – MUSIC; By Gay Gaer; Newspaper (Lakeland Ledger – May 22, 1960; Pg 43):- Dr. Wallace Gardner drills painlessly on patient listening to music as Dr. Licklider observes. A five year old boy in Boston, who usually cried at the dentist’s sat quietly while having two cavities filled recently. He did this without receiving Novocain or gas. Instead, he wore earphones. Hopping out of the chair afterward, he had only one comment, “Gee, Mom, that diesel sure can blow its whistle!” A recording of diesel sounds had helped to kill his pain!
Another interesting story was published in the Tanganyika Standard (Dar-es-Salaam) some 23 years ago. A pregnant woman attended a musical programme in a local cinema. She became so much engrossed in it that she gave birth to a baby on the spot without realizing what was happening to her. ‘Was it a cinema hall or maternity home?’, asked the paper.
What we can learn from these two cases and possession is that if our brain is filled with Awe from Allah then we will not feel pain. We couldn’t find the source but it might be true; there was a pious worshipper who had to do an operation on his leg and what he did since there were no pain relievers or medicines to make the body numb; he asked them to perform the operation while he was praying to Allah, and they did so. While praying, he didn’t feel the pain.
There are cases when a possessed person does things which are unexplainable such as eating and chewing pieces of glass. We have never witnessed such an event but have witnesses who did. One of them Ian Clayton.
“I told the woman to pray with me, after she said ‘I renounce’, she hissed at me and her eyes turned to CAT’S EYES’ and this demon was looking straight at me”. [Ian Clayton]
The image above is from a movie but most people think that is not realistic and doesn’t happen in real life. Look at this Cambodian man eating glass and burning wood; observe his eyes carefully and see that they resemble the catlike eyes portrayed for the devils in the movie.
We believe by seeing this that there are two levels of possession and what this man did is the second and highest level of possession which forces the eyes of the victim to be catlike. The first level of possession is what we have explained before this example and the eyes of the victim are normal.
We are not going to lie to you; we don’t currently know how this second possession occurs and that is why we placed it on its own. We will still try to explore via the Qur’an and Sunnah but we have a theory which can explain this via what occurred in the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
Shama’il at-Tirmidhi Book 37 Hadith 240: Aisha radiyallahu anha reports, Once, at night, Rasoolullah salalahu alayhi wasallam related an event to his family members. One of the ladies said, this story is just like the stories of Khuraafah. (The Arabs used the stories of Khuraafah as proverbs). Rasoolullah salalahu alayhi wasallam asked, Do you know what is the original story of Khuraafah? Khuraafah was a man from the tribe of Banu Udhrah, whom the jinns took away. They kept him for some time, then left him among the people. He related to the people strange things of his stay there. The people were astonished. After that every amazing story is called Khuraafah [References; Shamail at-Tirmidhi Book of Story Telling Of Prophet of Allah (Salalahu alayhi wassalam) At Night #240;;Shamail at-Tirmidhi Book of Story Telling Of Prophet of Allah (Salalahu alayhi wassalam) At Night, Hadith 240]
By looking at “Shama’il at-Tirmidhi Book 37 Hadith 240” we can see that jinns have the ability to take someone away. What we can conclude of the man eating and chewing the pieces of glass? Well it is probable he himself that was taken to the realm of the jinns and the man we see eating and chewing the glasses is actually a jinn which has taken the form of a man partially. Meaning the jinn in the form of the man eats the glass and the glass doesn’t harm him because it is teleported elsewhere and he is chewing something else. Remember this is all just theory and Allah Knows Best.
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