How do you all confirm that a spirit you experience is real? Spirit work and mysticism is an important part of magic for many, but how cam one verify their UPG involving a spirit? I have read a lot about techniques involving entheogens, meditation, and scrying but these experiences can be attributed to known causes other than metaphysical entities. Also some people hear and see spirits. How do they know these are not due to mental illness like schizophrenia? I'm not attacking anyone's practices, I would just like to discuss ways we can confirm a spirit objectively exists, and is not purely imaginary.
Confirming a Spirit