If you are new to the paranormal world of collecting you may think that keeping the Fae, Djinn, Unicorn, and other Creatures is a form of slavery as they are bound permanently to a vessel...that's not quite the case. When an entity dies their spirit is released and becomes unattached. It is free to exist and roam without restriction anywhere. Most of the time the spirits disappear never to be heard from again and perhaps once in awhile a human may encounter a temperature change, energy disturbance or see/feel/hear something they can't explain and it might be the spirit of one of these entities. However, when they are bound to a vessel it gives them a home, a sanctuary, the ability to belong and participate in an active lifestyle and you will find that they become "alive" again. They want to feel loved, wanted, fulfilled the same as when they existed in their original form. Though they are active in the physical, spiritual and astral realms differently than humans and with a more participatory bond they still want to capture the feeling of belonging. It is not like trapping a genie inside of a bottle as folklore reads, the spirit isn’t actually trapped inside of the vessel like a prison, the vessel is an attachment to them so they have immediate access to you and vice versa. As well as having a vessel allows you to cast additional amenities such as protection spells, enhancing spells, and other enchantments that provide them assistance in the physical realm. No spirit is bound against their will.
You will find that giving an entity a home that doesn't have one makes them grateful and they want to do anything to please because it lets them know they are not forgotten and you have the great privilege of being part of an entity that hasn't existed on the earth's soil for sometimes thousands of years. It is a preservation of their culture, race and beliefs and that makes them immortal and that makes them happy. That is why we go through such pains to bind the spirits of any and all entities we can find to give them a home, make them feel loved and not let those who lived here even before humans become forgotten.
Who is Creepy Hollows & why are you an authority to write a guide on Spirit Keeping?
We were the first internet website dedicated to Spirit Keeping and continue to remain an authority on the processes & truths about what Spirit Keeping is and means.
Creepy Hollows is a paranormal community. It is comprised of people from all across the world, of different backgrounds, religions, ages, etc that all share one common thread... a passion for the paranormal. What do we mean by paranormal? Spirits, ghosts, aliens, UFOs, dimensions, magic, spellwork, the power of nature, religious icons, natural energy, oddities, miracles, mysteries, secret societies, forgotten or ancient civilizations, witty observations, and every thing that has to do with the paranormal & metaphysical in between.
Our goal is to shed the well-deserved, positive light on the paranormal and help those who have questions find the answers they seek through education, literature, other people who come here and through self-discovery. We try to take the fear out of the "fear of the unknown" because knowledge is power.
No matter if you are brand new to the paranormal & have no idea where to start or if you are a well-seasoned professional there is some aspect of Creepy Hollows that can help you!
There is no governing ideology here regarding spirituality & religion. We aren't here to change your mind or make you conform to any "standard". We do abide by guidelines & rules of Spirit Keeping, but aside from that your religious & spiritual beliefs are your own, and are part of your personal journey, and Spirit Keeping is merely a complement to your current life path. Because of this we ask that you be mindful & respectful of others if you participate in our forums because all of us have different ideas on what is right for us, and you should always respect the right of others to follow their own path.
If you think Spirit Keeping is right for you, then you're in the right place, we're glad to have you! If you come, visit & decide it's not for you, that's okay too. It's an individual decision you have to make for yourself.