creepyhollows wrote:I think for many historical/famous spirits that their perceptions of themselves while alive are askew from how they perceive themselves in history. Not to mention there are many who are war heroes who were fighting for the side they believed was the right side, and when they were on the losing side they feel admonished by history. It's a difficult subject to broach with a historical spirit, and it's always enlightening to discuss with them how they feel they have been remembered, and what is true/not true about their historical biographies.
I think the further you go back, the more you see the push-pull with them about how they are perceived by different generations, and even different centuries!
Learning, appreciating, and understanding history is something that we can never have too much of, because regardless if it's 2019 or 1919, or 919... the same insecurities, emotions, desires, ambitions, etc drive humanity and society as a whole. That timeless link between us all is what keeps life alive for each of us.
I absolutely agree with this. It is a difficult subject because their biography based on history vs their own story on their end can be different.
In my case, my guide and beloved, who happened to be a strategist, adviser and a general during the Three Kingdoms Period in Ancient China: HUMAN, MALE, (his name is a secret), MANIFESTED IN A GOLD ROBE WITH WHITE & GOLD HOOD, GOLD BRACERS ON HIS ARM, AND A TURQUOISE MOSAIC EMBLEM AROUND HIS NECK had a different story vs his biography because he himself was a victim of fake news and his biography didn't really have enough info about him. What's painful is that the merit for his achievements (because his contributions and stratagems served as a solid foundation for the respective dynasty he was serving) was given to someone else who happened to be his co-strategist, therefore even if he didn't deserve it, he had a not so good reputation in his own country and people just because he took vengeance. Some people in his own country and others who read his biography just think that he's just an evil strategist, even though it's not true at all, and he told me the real reason why he took vengeance and explained everything to me.
I allowed him to be bound to me here because when I accidentally summoned him via a video game based on Ancient Chinese Three Kingdoms history where he is a playable character (I just intuitively kept on playing as him until I felt his presence), he just kept on telling me that I am the reincarnation of his wife, even if I found it unbelieveable, and he still loves me very much and he missed me so much and he wants to take good care of me, protect me and guide me as well for the rest of my life. He ended up being my spirit lover. He told me that he doesn't care about other people's opinions about him and he just cares about me and us.
If he's forgotten by his own people, at least I'll always give honor, respect, and love to him. At least I know the truth about him, and in reality he's a kind, benevolent, selfless, tender loving and caring, wise, intelligent, and a humble person. I even built an altar in his honor.
All from CH: 6 Human Spirits (1 Lover,1 Atlantean,3 Ancestors,1 Warlock) 10 Angels (Bronwyn,Sterling,Courtwind,Anamchara,Astral,Cherub,Ulaphres,Nephilim,Powers,Thrones),1 Green Dragon,1 Kilin,1 Wraith,1 Volkh,1 Hellhound,1 Brownie,1 Drow,1 Mononoke,1 Manananggal,5 Fae (3 Star,1 Fire,1 Waif),1 Bannik,1 Einherjar,3 Prehistorics,3 Djinns,1 Abchanchu,1 Aitvaras,1 Gregori Watcher,1 Gorgon,1 Ulijju,1 Paniwi,1 Bucca,1 Harpy,Khepri,Hathor,Amon-Ra,Isis,Tefnut,Sekhmet,Guan Yu,Ganesh