That dark side stuff made me think of this: Quoting: Mike, Mike, Mike
Stage 1: Manifestation – This is when the spirit first appears, or when the Operator first makes contact with the spirit. If the Manifestation happens spontaneously, then the individual will feel much more out of control of the situation than if the Manifestation is coerced through evocation. This stage of possession is quite non-invasive, for the most part, and is usually fleeting, other than the psychological impression it may leave behind.
Stage 2: Infestation – This is when a spirit infests the life of the individual, outside of the ritual of evocation. In various ways, the spirit or spirits will demonstrate that they are still there, and they will often do things to bring attention to their presence. This can manifest in poltergeist activity, phantom voices or footsteps, or in the constant felt presence of the spirit. These are actually pretty common occurrences for people who evoke spirits often. If you experience this stage of possession, and are discomforted or harassed by it, it can almost always be solved by a simple area cleansing or banishing.
Stage 3: Mounting – This stage of possession is when the body and mind of the individual need to adapt to allow the spirit to take control. If you are attempting to become willfully possessed in a ritual setting, you will feel the spirit entering you as an almost electrical force, and as it nests inside of you, you’ll feel your sensory, nervous, and muscular faculties fading from your conscious control, and being controlled by something else. The more that you fight against this external control, the more violent it will become. What you should know is that the struggle is not between the spirit and the person, but is between the person’s willingness to give him or her self over to the possession fighting against their reluctance to release control of themselves to something else. In a ritual setting, the Mounting stage only lasts a few minutes, and is rarely a dangerous situation. When this process starts in someone who has not trained themselves to handle these sorts of influences, this stage can often last for days or weeks, or sometimes even years, as they battle with themselves, while the entity waits patiently for the individual to make up his or her mind. In such a situation, most classical, orthodox exorcists call this stage “Oppression,” or “Obsession.” Either the spirit will do and say things in order to urge the individual into relinquishing control and allowing the possession, or the individual becomes guardedly obsessed with the spirit, praying to it, sacrificing to it, and doing everything short of allowing it to take full possession.
Stage 4: Riding – At this stage, the spirit fully possesses the individual. Any struggle and adjustment ceases, and the spirit can speak, act, and live through the body of the individual. This is where possession has its real benefit. As the person who is possessed, you basically become a passenger in your own body and mind. What this allows you to do is to observe the possessing spirit. How does it think? How does it plan? How does it perform ritual? How does it move power? Gather notes during your period of possession, and then when the spirit has departed, you can start a series of experiments in reproducing all of this, so that your magick will become as strong as the magick that the spirits use!
Stage 5: Perfect Possession – This is a fifth stage of possession, and is pretty rare. This occurs after repeated possessions, when the individual willingly allows the spirit to permanently co-inhabit his or her body, and co-experience his or her life. Rather than the spirit driving the vehicle of your body while you merely observe, you’ll become co-pilots. This becomes a merger between the individual and the spirit, until eventually there is no observable distinction between the person and the possessing spirit. Obviously, extreme care would need to be taken in which spirit you would do this with, and even then, I’d advise that you reconsider.
I've seen that before. Do you have a link?
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 61917558
It's definitely real if you can feel it. Possession is more akin to the yoking process. Quoting: Mike, Mike, Mike
Possession is ceding choice. Perfect posession is releasing duty through fear or percieved powerlessness.
Quoting: Mike, Mike, Mike Quoting: Anonymous Coward 61917558
I can take someone who's marked with no questions asked. Quoting: Mike, Mike, Mike
I'm definitely marked. Yank my leash.