Healing - Is there a difference between illness or a spirit possession
SOUL LOSS is a condition that can be experienced in two ways.
Partial soul loss is like losing a part of the body. Like losing an appendage, one can lose a portion of their soul energy. It is necessary to retrieve this lost energy to maintain one's spiritual well-being. Symptoms of partial soul loss are memory loss, recurring illness, and nightmares or dream images such as abduction, being lost, or missing limbs or property. Symptoms of partial soul loss are: memory loss, nightmares, or dream images of abduction, being lost, or missing limbs or property, and recurring illness.
Complete soul loss is when one's soul is in a disassociated state and is lost from the physical body. Most often the result of this condition is coma. The result of this condition is coma.
SPIRIT DISEASE occurs when malignant energy is introduced into the soul and manifests itself throughout the soul body. It occurs as a result of spiritual illness, spirit attack, or possession. In the curing of spirit disease, the Shaman must work quickly, for the illness often works extremely fast. If left untreated, spiritual disease will manifest into the physical body causing any number of symptoms.
POSSESSION occurs in the following four categories:
Partial possession is a condition in which the possessing power or entity has limited control over the victim.
Temporary possession is a condition in which the possessing power or entity has limited duration of possession over the victim.
Conditional possession is a condition in which certain situations or conditions give strength needed to the possessing power or entity to achieve possession.
Complete possession is a condition in which the possessing power or entity has completely overtaken the victim's soul and has achieved complete control over the victim's body.
Any of these can be a result of the persons actions - inflicted by way of another person or entity - or by accident, such as being in the wrong place at the wrong time.