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#1    rashore

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:43 PM

Please note: I'm starting this topic working with a belief of the existence of shadow people. Please folks, do not offer up debates about how this does not exist. Save it for another section of UM that invites those opinions too.
I'm not saying if I believe shadow people exist or not- just thought this was an interesting notion.

I came across this notion in a thread, and I didn't want to derail it with musing about this notion. Someone asked if there was such a thing as the opposite of shadow people? I don't mean the creepypasta media campfire version. I mean the sort of more origins of that stuff, stories about shadows that can steal emotions or energy, cause negativity, the darkness that can shape up and do ill.
The story was kind of the opposite of that. A light something that seemed to be helpful, perhaps protective. Not a dead person/ghost sort of thing, or a guardian angel sort of thing by the persons description. And it stayed in the location.
I've read lots and lots of stories about all sorts of paranormal things good and ill.. But I have to say, I had never heard it asked before if there was an opposite of shadow people. Best that came to mind were things like ghosts, angels, spirit guides, house spirits or guardians.. But nothing really described as opposite of shadow folks.

Going with some general lore I know, shadows are born of ill, or fallen souls or a piece of the black morass of evil that sometimes can break off and be independent. Not demons or evil ghosts the counterparts of them being angels or good ghosts. Not really spirit guides that can travel, good or ill. Perhaps most like a house spirit of happiness and good rather than ill intent?

Considering that nature ain't too fond of vacuums and rather likes balance.. Shouldn't there be the opposite of shadows? What would their purpose be, how would they have formed? Why does there seem to be a dearth of, um, lights stories compared to shadows? What would you even call such paranormal critters?

Again, I will ask that people that want to comment about how none of this exists, or wouldn't work because of lack of reality refrain from doing so please. I do encourage everyone to post up what lore they know or speculations about this notion.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:56 PM

I notice this is in the Spirituality, Religion and Belief section. Are you implying that the Shadow People are religious/spiritual in nature? Such that they are demons/devils?

I've always heard of them referenced in terms of other worldly, like aliens but from a parallel reality.

If you are implying they are demonic, then the opposite would be angelic... Angels.

If you actually mean that they are alien, or from another reality (other dimensional... though I hate that term scientifically), then I think they don't have an opposite. Unless perhaps beings made of positive energy, such that they are "bright", and seem made of light.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 02:23 PM

I don't think I'm implying religious or spiritual, but heck, I might be. I do mean shadows of other dimensions/reality and not demons or ghosts. That's why I was thrown off by the notion of an opposite to shadows, I'd never heard of it before. Everything light already seems to have names and none of them are the opposite of shadows.

I thought perhaps some other lore, religion, legends and such might have this kind of paranormal critter. Or even if there isn't, the notion of a critter opposite of shadows is an interesting one.


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Posted 11 February 2014 - 03:27 PM

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 03:40 PM

View Post029b10, on 11 February 2014 - 03:27 PM, said:

The shadow told me to say this topic is BS
I asked twice in my OP that folks refrain from this kind of commentary.  So now three posts after that, I will ask politely again. Please folks refrain from this kind of commentary in this thread, save it for other threads.


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Posted 11 February 2014 - 04:35 PM

There are all types of metaphysical beings rashore. the label of "shadow people" is just too narrow. As you have mentioned we have given other labels like spirit guide, angels etc etc.. To their  opposite, but we have to decide what kind of things that is being represented by shadow to determine its opposite .

In a psychological frame work there is the shadow that literally represents your own dark fears and thoughts. It can come alive as an attacker. Many people face this one. The opposite is really just you and the solution is to obsorb the shadow back into yourself by acknowledging it and re integrating. These manifestations can be particularly vicious because thy know you.

Still another type of shadow is the challenger. I don't have any other explanation for you other than it picks on you until you fight back, then it goes away when you win. Typically this one has a hood or a hat. I can't Tell you why. I think it doesn't like what it does. When I pinned my shadow down one time after a good fight, I got a good look at him. I grabbed his face and looked into his eyes after screaming at him. He changed after that. I felt sorry for him. I got he impression that he did not like torturing me and he introduced me to an important spirit guide.

He is still around once in a while though sort of aloof. It was a long time ago. He is a monk like teacher.

So you see, I can't seem to pinpoint an opposite because in a metaphysical sense shadows can be different kind of things. There Are beings of light, but the shadow isn't always something bad.

I hope that helps.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 05:03 PM

The opposite of a shadow person which actually is not just a shadow on the wall but takes up space in three dimensions, very similar to us as well, is empty space, that is also the opposite of us too. Us and shadow people are more alike that many might realize. Just my theory...


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 12:03 AM

Maybe the opposite of a shadow person would the Illuminati, the people of the light?

Perhaps the opposite of a shadow person would be a traditional White Ghost? white is the total reflection of all color and black is the total absorbsion of all color, right?

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 12:33 AM

It's been my experience that 'shadow people' aren't ghosts, but some type of interdimensional being.

There are accounts of 'The Shining Ones'....some say they are a type of ET, others call them an interdimensional also....they very well could be both.  They are associated with other names, most biblical in nature (the Nephilim)  Others think they have a link to the Tuatha De Danann.  I would consider them a light being, or the closest thing to a shadow person's opposite.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:55 AM

View Postrashore, on 10 February 2014 - 09:43 PM, said:

Please note: I'm starting this topic working with a belief of the existence of shadow people. Please folks, do not offer up debates about how this does not exist. Save it for another section of UM that invites those opinions too.
I'm not saying if I believe shadow people exist or not- just thought this was an interesting notion.

I came across this notion in a thread, and I didn't want to derail it with musing about this notion. Someone asked if there was such a thing as the opposite of shadow people? I don't mean the creepypasta media campfire version. I mean the sort of more origins of that stuff, stories about shadows that can steal emotions or energy, cause negativity, the darkness that can shape up and do ill.
The story was kind of the opposite of that. A light something that seemed to be helpful, perhaps protective. Not a dead person/ghost sort of thing, or a guardian angel sort of thing by the persons description. And it stayed in the location.
I've read lots and lots of stories about all sorts of paranormal things good and ill.. But I have to say, I had never heard it asked before if there was an opposite of shadow people. Best that came to mind were things like ghosts, angels, spirit guides, house spirits or guardians.. But nothing really described as opposite of shadow folks.

Going with some general lore I know, shadows are born of ill, or fallen souls or a piece of the black morass of evil that sometimes can break off and be independent. Not demons or evil ghosts the counterparts of them being angels or good ghosts. Not really spirit guides that can travel, good or ill. Perhaps most like a house spirit of happiness and good rather than ill intent?

Considering that nature ain't too fond of vacuums and rather likes balance.. Shouldn't there be the opposite of shadows? What would their purpose be, how would they have formed? Why does there seem to be a dearth of, um, lights stories compared to shadows? What would you even call such paranormal critters?

Again, I will ask that people that want to comment about how none of this exists, or wouldn't work because of lack of reality refrain from doing so please. I do encourage everyone to post up what lore they know or speculations about this notion.
I've never heard of shadow people, but beings of light are real and powerful entities. As you say. they are protectors and guides. As far as history is concerned, beings of light are far more common than beings of shadow, which seems to be a relatively modern term.  However terms like the powers of darkness have been around for a long time. I suspect  that the reason why my life has never been  touched by darkness, and why I have never encountered shadow beings, is that I am surrounded by the protection of the light, which prevents any shadow from forming in my vicinity.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 04:11 AM

Those of the light... meaning those crossed.  Shadows are nothing but lost... didnt cross for many reasons.  Earth bound if you will.  They have many human ways of thinking and acting.  They are bitter.. or extremely sad... depressed.. and lost.  The opposite is those crossed and continuing their journey on the other side.  Not angels or anything.... thats a whole different topic.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 05:38 AM

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The shadow told me to say this topic is BS

View Postrashore, on 11 February 2014 - 03:40 PM, said:

I asked twice in my OP that folks refrain from this kind of commentary.


Well, I simply told you what the Shadow told me to say, geez.  No wonder the shadow people are so confused....

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:29 AM

One's personal experience may not be the same as another.  One's form of communication with the other side could happen through various ways, such as seeing, hearing, feeling, touching, dreaming, visions or perhaps all of the above.  I think what's really important is knowing and being fully aware of that which is GOOD and that which IS NOT good for you as an individual. However it decides to manifest to you, just keep in mind that you're the one that needs to keep in control of what's happening and not the other way around.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 08:09 AM

View PostDieChecker, on 12 February 2014 - 12:03 AM, said:

Maybe the opposite of a shadow person would the Illuminati, the people of the light?

Perhaps the opposite of a shadow person would be a traditional White Ghost? white is the total reflection of all color and black is the total absorbsion of all color, right?

The opposite of the Illuminati are the Luminari. That is based on solar versus lunar.

Traditional white ghosts are fictional cliche. Most people who report seeing ghost do not report beings of lights. Many claim they simply appear as they did in life.


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 08:10 AM

View PostNiteMarcher, on 12 February 2014 - 06:29 AM, said:

One's personal experience may not be the same as another.  One's form of communication with the other side could happen through various ways, such as seeing, hearing, feeling, touching, dreaming, visions or perhaps all of the above.  I think what's really important is knowing and being fully aware of that which is GOOD and that which IS NOT good for you as an individual. However it decides to manifest to you, just keep in mind that you're the one that needs to keep in control of what's happening and not the other way around.

No one has ever reported a successful communication with a shadow person. No worries there...

Even the leader of the shadow people, Hat Man who sometimes appears with a dog or two, does not talk. Just stands there...





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