BloodDragon wrote: Likes2Read wrote:
About the Freed at a Cost listing...
Freed at a cost Binding these beings always choose their keepers and they are normally beings that are imprisoned chained or caged or have been trapped and upon an agreement with us they are freed the cost is they must be willing to change and correct their wrongs in a civil way. They require a firm trained and patient keeper with more experience.
How exactly were they “imprisoned, chained, caged, or trapped”? By whom? What authority or right did they have to do such a thing to this spirit?
How do you come upon these imprisoned spirits? By what authority are you freeing them (presuming some being(s) with the right to impose discipline had imposed a sentence upon them)?
There are aspects of this listing that I have seen nowhere else on my spirit-keeping path.
That was referring to something that occured while they were alive. Some people have sections that require more attention than others. We all see things we do not like occur or they sometimes occur to us. Every situation is different. Whether it is metaphorical from how they felt emotionally or something they went through they were freed by passing on.
“Beings that are imprisoned, chained or caged or that have been trapped” doesn’t sound like it’s extending back to when they were alive, and it doesn’t sound metaphorical.
The listing sounds like a chain of events where the conjurer asks an imprisoned spirit if it’s willing to strike a bargain to be freed, the spirit agrees to the terms, and the conjurer does whatever-it-is to break the spirit out of prison.
If the listing means anything other than that, perhaps the listing needs to add clarifying details to reflect that. Otherwise, the impression is one of dangling the cell door key in the view of the inmate and saying, “For the price I name, freedom is yours”, and the price/bargain includes choosing a keeper (at which time the conjurer receives money from said keeper).
None of us here believes that spirit keeping us tantamount to slavery, or we wouldn’t be here. But what is an imprisoned or trapped spirit supposed to say? “No, I’d rather stay in jail”? Of course they’re going to want the bargain that gets them out of prison. So the bargain is being willingly struck, to be sure, but is the spirit operating at a vast disadvantage when they agree to the terms?