What is a thought form? According to the online Oxford Dictionary it is “a combination of presuppositions, imagery, and vocabulary current at a particular time or place and forming the context for thinking on a subject.” (Thought form, n.d.) That definition really clears it…yeah right!

I like the definition from another online dictionary, “A manifestation of the consciousness of an individual or group”. (Thoughtform, n.d.) This is the definition I am most aware from my studies. Even though I am not fond of using any Wiki’s this one expands on what I know it to be. “A manifestation of the thoughts, ideas or emotions of someone. It is believed to be able to be sensed by people and take physical form within the spirit world.” (Thought-form, n.d.)

What all this means is that we bring about our own reality. You hear about positive thinking or what some call the Law of Attraction. If you want good things to happen in your life you have to have positive thoughts. For example, if you go for a job interview you have to go into the interview with a positive attitude. Telling yourself you are the best candidate and you will get this job. Your positive intent will bolster your self-esteem, make you bright and energetic, and show the interviewer you have a positive attitude.

After the interview, maintain the positive attitude telling yourself there is nothing to worry about because I got this job. It keeps positive energies in the universe. Even if you don’t get the job, the positive attitude will keep you from being depressed or let-down. Maybe the job was not right for you and the universe just protected you from a bad situation.

Now the same is true if you go into an interview with a negative intent. Just keep telling yourself, “I don’t know why you even waste my time going for the interview because I won’t get the job anyway.” Honestly, you are very right. With that attitude you will not get the job. The interviewer will see the negativity and will not even consider you even if you have the best qualifications of any candidate. People are looking for individuals with a positive attitude to work for them. So, you have sabotaged your chances before even walking into the interview.

Let’s take it one step further. In the paranormal world our intent can either protect us or it can harm us. We use the positive thoughts to build a protective field around us, loved ones, and/or friends. This is what many teams encourage their members to do before going into an investigation. Most all of the investigators I know do this all the time. The universe takes our positive intent to build a protective shield around us that is strong enough to block negativity.

If we put forth negative energy you will generate negativity that will cause harm to you, loved ones, and/or friends. This in turn will generate fear, which is a negative emotion and will feed the already negative that surrounds you. This can manifest into many things, such as poltergeists. A poltergeist is a German meaning “noisy spirit”. They are basically a type of supernatural manifestation you’d probably want to avoid. I found the following information on a very good web site titled “Stranger Dimensions”:

Signs of a Poltergeist

Poltergeists are violent, and more often than not the activity surrounding them focuses on a single individual. In most cases, this activity is similar to your traditional signs of a haunted house, but the aggressiveness is what sets poltergeists apart. Here’s a list of the most common signs that you may be experiencing one:

  • electrical disturbances, or electrical objects working on their own
  • rapping or banging on walls, or other unexplained noises
  • objects moving or being thrown around by themselves
  • objects mysteriously disappearing and reappearing
  • strange or unusual smells
  • occasional levitation
  • physical attacks

What brings a poltergeist to haunt someone? That’s an interesting question. It’s generally accepted that poltergeists aren’t your normal “spirits,” but rather psychic manifestations of stress or anxiety, often that of a teenager. In other words, when exploring a paranormal explanation, poltergeist activity is often attributed to psychokinesis, or the ability to affect physical objects with one’s mind. (Schwarz, 2017)

The best way to eliminate this energy is to bring in as much positive energy and light into your lives. Also add smudging. Smudging is the common name given to the indigenous American tradition known as the Sacred Smoke Bowl Blessing.  This is a powerful spiritual cleansing technique which calls upon the spirits of various sacred plants to drive away negative energy and to restore balance to an individual, a group, a space, or all three.  This tradition has been a part of the spirituality of indigenous Americans for thousands of years, and now this cleansing ritual is available to anyone who is willing to give it a try.  The ritual is very simple and very empowering, and you don’t need a lot of expensive equipment to start doing it in your own home. (What Is Smudging?, n.d.)

I found this simple smudging ritual online and would be perfect for anyone wanting to do this in their homes:

Smudging Ritual

When smudging a room, work in one direction, spiraling to the center. Which direction you use is up to you – try both. Counterclockwise is usually considered banishing; clockwise is invoking.

Carry a heatproof container (ashtray) in your left hand; the smudge in your right.

For a room, try to start near, but not in front of the door, sweeping the smoke into all corners; up to the ceiling and down to the floor. If you use leaves or a smudge stick, knock the ashes off often, so you won’t catch anything on fire. It’s a good idea to keep a container of water close by, just in case.

Repeat the following, if you wish, during the smudging:


From the Element of Fire Comes this smoke, which is Air.

From the Element of Earth Grows this plant, which is Water.

I call upon the Elements and the Blessings of Spirit To please cleanse this (area, space, being, etc.) For the good of all.


Continue until every inch of the area has been touched by the smoke and you feel that you’re done.

As with any magickal rite, intent and visualization are important. Visualizing the movement of energy adds a lot of power to the cleansing procedure. 

Side note to performing a smudging. Smudging will not always be the cure all for your situation, especially if you do nothing to improve your way of thinking from negative to positive. This is all about intent. What you put forth in the universe is what you will get back. If you do not change your intent, plan on smudging quite a lot.

As always feel free to reach out to us here at DarkStar Paranormal Research for questions or assistance



Schwarz, R. (2017). What are poltergeists? Retrieved from https://www.strangerdimensions.com/2015/02/23/what-are-poltergeists/

Thought form. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/thought_form

Thoughtform. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.yourdictionary.com/thoughtform

Thought-form. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/thought-form

What Is Smudging? (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.spiritualscents.com/t-art_What_Is_Smudging.aspx

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