Paula Crossfield interviews Dr. Svoboda about possession, personality, channeling deities, worshipping ancestors, and cultivating good habits.
We Are All Possessed
Possession is far more common than you would think. Dr. Svoboda defines it as, “Anything that takes you over and moves you in a particular direction.” Some of these possessions can be positive, like creative flow states, or getting in the zone playing a sport. Most possessions; however, are not as helpful, such as spirits, diseases, parasites, or anxieties. As humans, we are prone to possession. We are possessed by ideas, intoxicants, attitudes, emotions, and even our own personalities.