How It Happens To Us,|
How To Defend Ourselves
by Robert R. Leichtman, M.D.
Many of us have come to appreciate that we live in more
than a physical world. We also share in a realm of subtle energies
of thoughts and feelings. This is the psychic environment that surrounds
each us. The influence of these forces are usually subtle, sometimes
forceful, occasionally harmful, and always present. There is a dark side
of these forces that can harm us. For instance, the anger, fear, or
sadness that other people feel is not only an unpleasant event for them-it
also can be irritating to us. Their dark mood become the equivalent
of a bad body odor that offends all those nearby.
Psychic vandalism is what happens when we suffer from the
negative thoughts and feelings of other people. If you have ever suffered
from fatigue or irritability after being around nasty people, you probably
have been a victim of psychic vandalism.
Psychic Vandalism--How it Happens & How to Defend
Ourselves is the product of decades of having to
cope with psychic vandalism directed at me. I have often tried
to write about this topic, but the psychic attacks were so severe that I
had to shelve the effort. However, I am now ready to complete the
The work consists of five parts. The first part explains
how all of us generate mental and emotional energies that become the
psychic forces that accompany silent thoughts and overt speech. These energies
can be created, stored, projected, and received. They can have a significant
impact on our mood and beliefs when we are bathed in them.
The second part describes the subtle and overt symptoms
of psychic vandalism at the levels of physical, emotional, mental, and creative
activities. Many are unaware of the subtle erosion of confidence,
joy, and courage that can occur when we are not on guard against the negativity
of others-especially those who dislike or envy us, our beliefs, and our
The third part describes the methods that can be helpful
in defending ourselves against all forms of psychic vandalism. This
is far more than the usual imagined shell of light or simple affirmations
that others write about. The real shell that protects us from psychic
attack is made up of our strong, focused convictions, attitudes, intentions,
commitment to excellence, and attunement to higher powers. Establishing
this takes time and meticulous effort.
The fourth part of Psychic Vandalism deals with
the work of repair of existing damage to our beliefs, self-esteem, and assertiveness.
This is a vital step in building up a permanent defense against psychic
vandalism. It requires thorough mental housecleaning and integration
of our personality around noble values and beliefs.
The fifth part of Psychic Vandalism is concerned
with the tremendous power and threat of negative groups. Group vandalism-usually
from religious or political groups-is very prevalent and much more
difficult to manage than an attack by an individual. This is because
the collective energies of hundreds can be harnessed to overwhelm any single
individual. The methods of defense for this type of vandalism are
also quite different.
Psychic Vandalism runs 468 pages and is printed in the same format as Active Meditation. It is one of the most significant books being published anywhere by any press this year, as it opens up and defines an entirely new area of inquiry into the human condition.