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Mirrors: Spirit Portals or Vessels Used to Enable Materialization?

People believe that mirrors are portals into the spirit world, but are they portals or just vessels spirits use to manifest themselves.

     I was reading an article the other day in a paranormal magazine and it was talking about mirrors

being portals in which spirits use to come into our world. One opinion or belief is that the mirror must

be very old and stationary. In all the horror movies that has mirrors, the mirror either comes from a haunted

house, is one found in the attic and is very old or is one that is stationary and someone stands before it

and cites some type of chant like in Candy Man or Bloody Mary.  Others seem to have the belief that two

mirrors have to be in the same vicinty and facing each other. They have to reflect off of one another for

them to become portals.

     Mirrors may very well be portals into the spirit world, I can’t say. I, however, have always believed

that the mirror was a vessel that spirits use in order to manifest. Either way, people are very

superstitious when it comes to mirrors. I, myself, was raised to believe that anyone that broke a mirror

would have seven years bad luck. I think the following belief will explain the reasoning behind that old

superstition. In my family the older generation believed that if a person was dying in the home, that you

had to cover all of the mirrors with a black cloth. If a person died in the home and the mirrors were not

covered, then that persons spirit would go into the mirror and anyone breaking the mirror would release

the spirit and be haunted and tormented by it for seven years. I believe there are other cultures that

have that same belief system.

     I’m neither a believer of this old wives tale, nor am I superstitious about breaking a mirror and I will

explain why. I have a real phobia when it comes to mirrors or any other reflective surface (such as blank

t.v. screens, computer screens, anything that can reflect back). There are no mirrors in my house, I took

them all outside and took a hammer to them, then sent them to the recycler. My t.v. is never turned off

and neither is my computer monitor.

     We lived in a house that had an unbelieveable amount of paranormal activity. It was almost a daily

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  1. Smokey Hardwick

    On January 23, 2013 at 3:23 pm


    That is a cool subject. I like reading about the paranormal and the fact that you brought mirrors into it, kind of creepy. I myself, have to have a mirror so I can look at my pretty face every day. I’m not sure what I would do if some one elses face was looking back at me.

  2. Yandi Junaidi Liauw

    On January 24, 2013 at 9:07 am


    sometimes i also like to read about it, the mirror mystery. But since i look at mirror everyday i think it’s not that haunted

  3. realityspeaks

    On January 25, 2013 at 11:22 am


    Love the subject you chose to write about. You’ve offered a thoughtful perspective through this article.

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