“Sin Eaters” Sleepy Hollow

headless horsemanYesterday’s Sleepy Hollow covered a subject always held in fascination for me….ever since I had seen a long ago Twilight Episode concerning The Sin Eaters.
In ancient villages, a sin eater was hired to ingest the sins of the deceased, usually ingested with bread or funeral feast. The departed soul would then be washed clean; the sin eater would add more darkened spots to his.
These people were shunned like lepers; obviously thought to be doomed to hell’s damnation at the time of their own passing.
That was the premise of the Twilight Zone…..who would eat the sins of the sin eater?
Being an empathic Reiki Master, I studied the beliefs of taking on another’s energy.
There have been times after a Reiki Session where I have taken on the physical pain of a client. This is not long lasting, Reiki Masters are taught to be aware of this and find ways to clear ourselves.
I understand how energy can be taken on, the adage, Misery loves company is true. You surround yourself with negative energy, and soon you will take it on. You surround yourself with positive love, and you will be uplifted.
Ancient people knew more about energy than we do today…they might not have known about the particle make up, but they knew how energy connected us all.


About sknobloch

I am an Author, Artist, and Reiki Master and Intuitive Counselor, offering energy and guidance sessions on people and beloved pet companions. I divide my time between a Northern NJ suburb of Manhattan and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I enjoy pursuing paranormal explorations in this uniquely haunted town. Read more about me at www.briarrosereiki.com and http://shirlknoblochwillowfineartprintsandphotography.zenfolio.com/ All writings and photos © Shirl Knobloch.......no unauthorized copying or use permitted without written permission from the author and photographer, Shirl Knobloch.
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