We are where our thoughts are.
(1.21) The true method of concentration is to become so identified with the object of our thought that we are conscious of nothing else.
(1.22) Invisible forces are then set in motion which irresistably bring about conditions in correspondence with our thoughts.
Possession is when mind is identified with the object of our thought to the degree that we have lost the motivation and knowledge of our freewill – our ability to consciously control thought.
We are not responsible for thoughts that arise in mind. Thoughts are like clouds passing. We are only responsible for thoughts we give attention to. By giving a thought our attention, we are inviting ruminating mind to identify with the object of our thought. If this process supports our ideal state-if it’s in harmony with natural law (in service to love/others)-than we call this process of identification, concentration. If this process of identification is selfish, alienates us from others, and is inharmonious with natural law, this is called possession.
How often do we physically feel sensations in correspondence to the object of our thoughts, from hunger to sexual desire? You may consider “possession” by an entity as a metaphor for the kind of physical changes that may accompany mental possession.
Concentration and possession are, thus, two extremes of the same process. The significance of extremes is the value they communicate.
(1.2) All possession is based on consciousness.
From the marshes at University of Iceland, Reykjavik