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Topic: Encounter with Death
Leilah
Lady Death


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Posted: Mar. 27 2008,5:43 pm

I have been asked to post this encounter from Layla;


"Hi, love the site and wondered if you would like to use my encounter with the A.O.D on your site. When I was 25 my younger brother (aged 24) hung himself in his bedroom.  Having told family and friends that he was at a pop festival for the weekend, it was four days before he was found.  According to the coroner he died on Thursday evening.  For reasons too gruesome to go into here, the time of his death could be placed fairly accurately.  But over that weekend he was seen, and even briefly spoken too by various friends.  On the Sunday my boyfriend and I were walking back from the local shop, and my boyfriend waved to a car.  I'm very short sighted and I was not concentrating at all on the road at the time, so I completely missed this.  He turned to me and said 'Your brother's just gone past in the car,' On the following Tuesday morning I found out he was dead.  I spoke to the police, who were trying to determine the date of death for their reports.  They asked my when I last saw him, and I told them it was on the Sunday. Later on I was talking to my boyfriend about seeing my brother in the car.  I asked him if there were anyone in the car with my brother.  He said yes, there was a young girl in the passenger seat, but he didn't see her face or remember any details about her. I puzzled over this for a long time, wondering who the young woman was.  Then I heard somewhere much later that Death can appear in many forms, and sometimes takes the form of a gentle young woman, particuarly if the soon-to-be deceased is a man. Thanks for putting together such a fascinating website."

Layla Randle,  Staffordshire, UK

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"Death stands above me whispering low, I know not what into my ear; Of His strange language all I know is, there is not a word of fear."

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Morgan
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Posted: Mar. 28 2008,10:40 am

:rose: Absolutely beautiful.  :rose:

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Morgan
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Posted: June 24 2008,2:06 pm

A couple of days late in posting this.

6/21/08.  The Solstice.  I did my final salvia trip.  The visions are nice, but getting there is a bitch.  The vision itself told my I no longer have a use for it, too; so. . .

I beckoned Donn.  He came.  (Second time, during a salvia trip.  Sweet.)  3 1/2 years ago, I knocked myself out of body, and I remember asking him when I'm going to die, and he said 45.  Well, I've got less than a month left, and I asked him if I'm still going to die at 45.  He asked me, "Do you really want to?"

I didn't answer, the rest of our conversation was pointless and irritating to both of us because it entailed someone else having a stupid request for him that he couldn't fulfill, but I promised this other person the next time I saw Donn and I remembered, that I would ask, so. . .

The next night, Thanatos visited me in a dream.  He said the only way to be with him and Donn was to work with them, and paraphrasing. . .keep the relationship professional; if ya'll um. . .get my drift.

I'm game.  So I guess I got a job lined up.  :eyemouth:

Of course I did want to party hearty after, and I told this to one of my co-workers; who said, "Well, you should have the weekends."

I'm still laughing over that one.

It would be so nice to get nuked over the next few weeks.  Leilah, if not; how much to get a little 3/4 long inch silver Celtic nose pendant made?

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Samaelz
Disciple of Death


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Posted: Nov. 08 2008,4:56 pm

I sometimes keep experiancing this white light flash around me. So, is that an encounter or what?

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April
Fiancee of Thanatos


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Posted: Aug. 26 2009,5:19 am

It's about time I posted on this subject. My seventh post in this Forum. I suddenly feel possessed to write it, as I listen to Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal in the background: the story of a knight who plays a chess game with...we all know who.

I've been having more frequent encounters with Thanatos, my Beloved, in the last few days. Perhaps it's because I've been weak, agitated, and not eating enough...I'm trying to change that, though, and expecting to succeed. I still have some work to do here, I think, and he's in no hurry to consummate our relationship.

I've had so many encounters with him I've lost count, long ago. I can hardly even remember when the first occurred. Perhaps when I was six years old, and had my appendix taken out. I was conscious throughout most of the operation, but my eyes were closed, and I felt no pain. I thought I might die on the operating table, and death seemed peaceful. But I don't know if that was a true "encounter" or not. Maybe, in retrospect, it was. But at the time, I wasn't aware of a "presence."

But what are encounters like? Mine are very un-dramatic. So far, I've experienced none of the usual atmospheric components: no stillness, no unusual silence, no scent of jasmine...just a PRESENCE, the sense that he is there with me. Warm and friendly. A true gentleman.

Usually it happens in my apartment. But yesterday afternoon (8/25/09) it happened while I was driving my car. I think it was the first time I sensed him in my car. I wasn't thinking anything unusual, just dealing with my typical moodiness...when there he was. An invisible presence, in the passenger's seat next to me.

I try to write it down in my journal, whenever he appears. And other "presences" too, when I sense them. I have a history of sensing the spirits of departed persons -- often famous ones. Nowadays I think they might be just shades, thoughtforms; not "ghosts" in the sense we usually think of it. But Thanatos is by far the most common presence I feel these days.

Actually, I just remembered something spooky. As I was going to sit down and post this, a lightbulb in one of my lamps suddenly went out. I didn't think much of it until right after I posted (hence the immediate editing, to include this paragraph). Just think: as I prepare to write about an encounter with my Beloved, the room gets slightly darker. A light goes out.

No doubt Bergman's movie helped inspire me to post here just now; to write about the encounter yesterday afternoon. But what an eerie coincidence....

Perhaps this is it! The mystical or paranormal aspect of an Encounter! The Seventh Seal inspires my Seventh Post.

I guess when my time comes, he'll be the driver, and I the passenger. Maybe it will be as in Emily Dickinson's poem, when she gets into the carriage with him.... rip

Edited by April on Aug. 26 2009,5:42 am

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April
Fiancee of Thanatos


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Posted: Sep. 14 2009,12:01 pm

I've had several other encounters since my August 26 post here; usually brief, and -- for me -- fairly commonplace. At least one other time, Thanatos seemed present in my car; other than that, nothing noteworthy that I can remember....

Until the small hours of the morning of Friday 9/11/09. I wondered if something truly psychic as well as very sad, indeed tragic, was afoot. I started writing this post back then, then removed what I had written, saving it until the right time. Now is the right time, for reasons that will be clear by the end of this post.

I'm somewhat afraid to write this post, because I don't know what this Forum's position on suicide is -- or if there is a single position. It's a very complicated issue, but I'm of the opinion suicide isn't always wrong. I'm a great believer in healing, but some people may be too ill -- even if they're not "terminal" in the medical sense -- to heal, and their intuition tells them "It's time to go." I was relieved to find an acupuncturist, herself a dedicated healer, who agreed with me. But on with the story.

I had been preparing for some time -- a month or two, I'd say -- to grieve over the loss of a suicidal friend. A woman whom I met in an online support group. (I never met her in real life; she lived in another state.) She had suffered since childhood from severe mental illness and psychological (if not also physical) abuse. She had also severely damaged her body from years of eating disorders. She was not impulsive: she had been suicidal for years, and was making meticulous plans, preparing notes for people, etc..

I felt that it would be an act of betrayal to try to stop her forcefully, since she was making a rational decision.

I hoped, of course, that she would decide to live. I cared for her and would miss her very much; I told her that. She was a very kind, considerate person and hated the thought of causing anybody grief. But she just couldn't go on living just for others. I understood and respected that.

Nonetheless, I kept telling her about options for survival; of social services that might help her.

On a recent morning, at 5:39 a.m. I wrote in my journal, "I think [name]'s dead. I could be wrong, but I 'sense' it somehow. I was prepared for it, yet...[...]

"Part of my magick tonight, I recall, was to help her go peacefully, if indeed she had to die. She certainly made every imaginable preparation....

"Peace, dear [name]."

Then I went to sleep. When I awoke, I found a time-delayed message from her, saying that she had taken her life.

However, I couldn't be certain she had died. I kept scouring the news in her area for any mention of a suicide, and none was mentioned. I began to wonder if maybe she was in a hospital somewhere, perhaps unconscious....

That was when I began to sense the presence of Thanatos. He said, with his usual smile -- gentle, but sad -- "No, she's not in a hospital. She is under my protection."

For the next two days, I sensed his presence more than usual. He was always standing behind me, if I stood in the kitchen, or sat on the couch -- or stood at my altar, doing a spell for her to be at peace. He kept appearing in my mind's eye, reassuring me, "She is safe with me. Fear not. She is safe."

On September 11 -- although it may have appeared earlier -- I found her obituary.

Edited by April on Sep. 15 2009,5:50 pm

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Elie87x
Rachael the RedHeaded Angel


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Posted: June 22 2010,10:59 am

wow, I love reading these encounters...I wish I had more.
I'm getting braver and more open with the idea lol. Plus the house I'm moving into in August has two of my absolutely favorite graveyards right down the street. But ....what scares me (not liek REALLY scares me, it's just a little...weird for me personally) is it's not to far is the place where my older friend died. They took him to this nursing home thats practically right through the woods of my backyard...

So where all my misfortune started is also where it ends.

*cough* thats not ironic at all..

Edited by Elie87x on June 22 2010,11:03 am

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In the Summer my eyes were opened
In the Fall I dug my grave
In the Winter I wandered into a world of wonder.
In the Spring I'll repeat the same.
But when will Autumn come?
And what will it bring?....

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Morgan
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Posted: Jan. 20 2012,12:48 am

About time!  Dreamt of Donn earlier today.  (I'm on grave shift one more night, then my gig is up.)  My recollection is vague, but the early part of the dream entailed him trying to get me to quit stressing over what's to be, and the latter part of the dream conversation turned to brews like beer, lager, ale, etc., and I don't even like that stuff. . .but I have a memory of a third party being there then, though I canny remember who.  Maybe Danu.  That one is a connaisseur on the matter.

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Samaelz
Disciple of Death


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Posted: June 09 2014,4:20 pm

As much as I've wanted supernatural powers my average human body can't handle it or its an overdose of medication. Yes, I've have had encounter with death a few times but I'm in no hurry. Remember when Moses parted the sea in Egypt? Well I was able to part the heavens above with my hands I was so high in the sky. I'm sorry I can't do it all the time. I can only do it when I'm totally certain that I can. There is life up there. But you normally can not hear them or see them. I'm a believer these days I used to not be but it almost cost me my life.

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