Sometimes, in the course of regression therapy, we discover that the client has an excarnate soul or even an entity attached to him (occasionally even more). It is important for a therapist to recognize such cases and have methods to deal with them. Here I will describe approaches that I have found helpful.
Possession and “circumsession”
In medieval literature about exorcism a discrimination is made between possession (Latin: possessio) and “circumsession” (Latin: circumsessio). In the case of possession, a soul—or rather an entity—wants to take over the body of the person and gain complete control over it. In the case of “circumsession” it influences the person who does not loose his sense of self. Cases of true possession are rare but “circumsession” seems to occur more often than many of us think.
Souls and Entities
In this context, I refer to a “soul” as a being with a conscious self that has left a physical body through the process of dying. With the word “entity,” I refer to a being that has not incarnated.