Parapsychology. What a fascinating subject it is. When I first became interested in it I was at my local college, having enrolled in some psychology courses. We had our breaks at the same time as the parapsychology class and I found THEIR discussions much more interesting then OURS. The next year I enrolled and took two years of it.
The Rhine Research Institute used to have a place right here in New York City and I found it to be amazing using the strict controls and standards to measure such things as Telepathy, ESP, Psychic Ability, Remote Viewing (which was then called out of body experiences and near death experiences). And they found accuracy in many people.
Parapsychologists are sometimes called for what is believed to be a "haunted" house and they measure things such as electrical energy, photography and keep measurements for temperature control for "cold spots." They seem to be able to document that something is in a home or business depending on their findings but to my knowledge, they don't DO anything to rid the place of Spirit Energy. They often then call in a psychic or medium-all which can be a bit time consuming to say the least.
A Feng Shui Perspective is a bit different. We were taught to think of the LAND as well as the home or Business but not taught of "evil" spirits, just that some souls can get "stuck" on an early plane. Some are playful, some definitely DO scare you but in all the years that I have been called for this, I (thankfully) have never felt "threatened." We ASK (silently) for the predecessor energies to be on its way---rather then approaching it in the form of an "exorcism" which demands a spirit leaves..
For the outside we use a special blessing that is sacred having been passed down thousands of years and for the inside we use Sage. When I work with Realtors I suggest they ask their clients to sage the home they are trying to sell. We were also taught energy can "attach." For those of you who think this is outlandish or your clients will never "go for it" I wonder how many have buried a St. Josepeh's Statue upside down outside? Native Americans smudge a body with Sage to heal it, we use it in homes to cleanse it while protecting ourselves from any possible attachment.
It works. For many homes it only takes one visit and the occupants feel so much better as well as others who enter the space. The longest it has taken me was three visits-and then, after YEARS of these clients living with noises and being frightened by the TV turning itself off an on by itself, it stopped.
**Foo Dogs: Often used in Feng Shui for Protection
Some years ago people still were afraid to speak of it so they lived that way....not having their own "Sacred Space." Now they aren't fearful of calling....and no one thinks they're "crazy." Having your new home or business blessed can get you off to the best possible start-and you'll LOVE coming home at night.
**Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since 1997 and is the Founder of Feng Shui Long Island & New York. Along with Feng Shui Consultant Laura Cerrano, on site Feng Shui Consultations provided for New York City (Manhattan) and all of Long Island for Homes, Apartments, Businesses, Corporations, Renovations and New Construction. Workshops and lectures are also provided for small and large groups and companies.