What are ghouls?
A ghoul is defined by Wikipedia as a monster or evil spirit. The word first appeared in writing in Arabic mythology. Ghouls are often associated with graveyards and with consuming human flesh. In Arabic mythology ghouls are also described as shape shifting demons that can assume the guise of an animal. They lure unwary people into the wastelands, or abandoned places, to slay and devour them. They are also said to prey on young children, and sickly people. They drink blood, steals coins, make people sick, and make crops fail.
The term was first used in English literature in 1786, in William Beckford’s Orientalist novel Vathek, in which describes the ghūl of Arabic folklore. In modern fiction, the term has often been used for a certain kind of undead monsters. The 2012 movie Ghoul brought them into mass awareness as did the anime 2014 TV series Tokyo Ghoul.
I recently began to wonder about ghouls? I had never given them much thought previously. Magic workers and many others have known of them, but few have written about them, apart from describing them as folklore scary figures, or as simply as evil beings. So, I went into trance and opened up to them. What I was told varied much from the Wikipedia information, I had taken part of and re-quoted above. It made me wonder over the following questions: What if after-death souls have countless choices of how to progress? What if we don’t all go to heaven, or hell, or to the light? What if we are not even supposed to go to heaven, or hell, or to the light? What if ghouls have existed as long as humans have existed? What if people, who are in certain ways ignorant, and filled with hate and self-loathing, are likely to choose to stay around the places of their old lives, and bother and trip up people they hated or feared? What if doing this causes their spirits to shatter and the pieces to become less connected, turning into pieces of ill meaning energy?
Some ghouls I felt want a new chance to be reunited with their whole beings, given a less fear ridden, less hate filled spirit work. They need new missions to work towards being rehabilitated. They need to be realigned so they might go on to have a more positive, evolutionary based existence. I am not dancing with evil or Satan or the Devil here. I feel we have to totally discard our organized religious brainwashing to be effective magic workers. I feel that there are many badly-spoken-of entities who need our help. We can choose to help them just because they exist and want a better existence. I think this is a spiritual task that I will work with to help these hungry ghosts. Maybe some of you want to meditate on them and see if you would like to help them as well. I now believe strongly, I might say know, that ghouls exist for real.