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The Great Exorcism Boom

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posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 07:00 PM
The Catholic Church has been forced to hire more exorcists, as they are unable to keep up with the current rise in cases of demonic possession.

The Catholic Church has been forced to recruit more exorcists to cope with a 'three-fold' increase in reports of demonic possessions in the Philippines.

The Archdiocese of Manila says the church now has between 80 to 100 exorcism requests on its books at any one time and is struggling to keep up.

Father Jose Francisco Syquia, chief exorcist at the Archdiocese of Manila Office of Exorcism, said this had forced some Christians to matters into their own hands. sessions-Philippines.html

Exorcism has become so popular worldwide that now it’s not only performed on tormented individuals but also on entire nations. A few months ago Mexico, the second largest Catholic country, was exorcised of its demons in an unprecedented rite of exorcismo magno performed in secret in the city of San Luis Potosí.

Truqui, 47, is the chief exorcist for the diocese of Chur, a city in eastern Switzerland, and claimed to have taken part in about 100 exorcisms. ... “Some people are mentally ill and do not need exorcism. But others do and there are some classic signs — people who speak in ancient tongues, for instance. Other people have supernatural strength when they are in a state of possession — it might take four men to hold down a slightly built woman. In some cases, people are able to levitate.”

Priests at the conference blamed everything from pornography, television and drug-taking to greater interest in the occult for the rise in the number of demonic possessions.

Some are explaining this as the 'Pope Francis Effect,' and others are attributing it to a recent surge in exorcisms and demonic activity portrayed in the mainstream media. There was even a supposed live exorcism broadcast on Halloween, the first in television history.

posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 07:00 PM
Myself, I see a great boom in immorality. I've been shocked to see some of the shows airing on mainstream television, such as "Motel Bates," "Hannibal" and "Dexter." This growth in increasingly evil material normalizes psychotic behaviour. The show "Weeds" encouraged the use of marijuana (an illegal drug,) and the same creator gave us "Orange is the New Black," which shows us how cool and sexy prison can be (which happens to be a major industry in the States.) At one time stories were moral tales, as they had been for millennia. Now, they're sensational entertainment or psychotic fantasies. There is a general attitude of cynicism against, not only religion, but old fashioned values. Young people today seem to believe it cool and smart to go along with the bashing of morals, with this bizarre new concept that morals are immoral (which itself is a moral, so I guess it cancels itself out.) Such an argument has no justification and those who use it seem to feel it requires none. It's a proudly illogical attitude which offers nothing but rebellion for the sake of rebellion (a desire for personal freedom, without thinking.)

How easily people forget that we have 'civilized people' thanks to Chivalry, and Chivalry came (in part) from Christian ideals. The culture is encouraged to tear down ‘the old’ without thinking about what all that entails. The Internet is a huge factor as well. X-rated material, and materials of the worst kind of filth you can imagine, such as the philosophy of Sade for example, are right at the fingertips of impressionable children today. Many adults are so busy trying to keep ahead of the bills that kids today are being raised by media more than ever before, while at the same time the media has become more profane than ever before. The moral fabric of society, the family, is waning, and the modern culture is celebrating it. There is no such thing as true freedom because everything comes at a cost, but such wisdom seems lost on this culture.

With all the mass killings in schools and other public places in recent decades, the rise in serial killers over the past century, the increase in child pornography and child sex trafficking, the increase in child disappearances, in greedy corporate take-overs of economy and state, in Hollywoodization of culture, the marketing of individual into consumer, the commercialization of war, the mass political conspiracies and common lewd behaviour, the world is becoming a place of great fear, want and self-absorption. How many more people are you seeing alone on the streets, talking to themselves or even to people who aren't there? Are you noticing more people with uncontrolled personality disorders? More kids neglected by their parents? More lewd behaviour in public places, even around children?

It seems to me that the dark side of the spiritual is being well-fed.

(I know the obvious response this will get: that I represent religion here and backwards thinking and strict morals imposed on everyone. Personally, I never understood why everything has to go from one extreme to another. I'd never expect people to be perfect saints, just decent human beings who care about other people around them. There is a greater concern over what you personally would like to have in the here and now. Some restraint and respect can go a long way to maintaining a little heaven over hell.)

posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 08:33 PM
a reply to: LoneCloudHopper2

I agree, to add to your points, artists are trying to outdo each other, always pushing the limit a little further every time; taking one more piece of clothes off, bathing in blood, promoting promiscuity, death, drugs, treating woman or men like tools... Young people become immune and the images stay printed on their retina as banal and normative. We blur the lines between right and wrong, showing mass death on TV when wars are broadcasted with people watching comfortably on leather sofa cheering on.

The past is viewed as backwards and oppressive and today as progress and forward thinking, which in part it can be, but to me is just a ruse a disguise. We are allowing what our past generation fought against, for example the forefathers of the US with the privatization of banks. Some actually attribute problems to tools rather then to people who use them and why they use them.

History is confusing and written by the victor, which obfuscates the true "path" that was taken and as the old saying goes: "if you don't know where you came from, you don't know where you are going". We think we are heading towards light out of the darkness. All we see is white because we are so close and we can feel the warmth through our closed eyelids, suddenly it will be switched off, dazzled we will be so deep in the depths of darkness, to come out, it will take shepards to heard the blinded out of the valley of darkness. True to their brothers and keepers of lost children.

May the Father have mercy on our souls.

posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 08:40 PM
I have always wanted to see an exorcisms, to judge and see what is going on.

I believe in God, but I doubt that part, the part about demons, djinns and dark entities influencing our choices.

I rather think we are in control and that if something wrong was done on your part, it was our choice and ours alone to make.

Taking responsibility for what we've done and not blaming something else. Then again, why would God or Jesus lie to us?

posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 08:59 PM

originally posted by: LoneCloudHopper2
The Catholic Church has been forced to hire more exorcists, as they are unable to keep up with the current rise in cases of demonic possession.

Nice little money earner for them!

People have also died or been injured.

posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 10:43 PM
It's the Philippines.

It's an Asian country, and Filipino culture is deeply superstitious, as all Asian culture is. Closely related cultures such as Malaysia and Indonesia are the same, but these societies are non-Christian, so they resort to their bomohs and other pagan solutions (or Muslim ones) instead of Christian exorcism.

Filiipinos are mostly Catholics, at least nominally, so they go this route instead.

posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 10:59 PM
I was appalled to see that advertisement for "live exorcism" on whatever channel that was on, Sci-fi? or whatever. Just watching an exorcism can be dangerous. I know there are lots on here that don't believe demons are even real, but I have seen them personally, and seen them in control of gang members and criminals before, and I have experienced telepathy from demon possessed people.

I have witnessed a woman who was said to be mentally ill, yell and scream at unseen tormentors, and then one evening I would hear her yell at these tormentors, but I could hear her unseen tormentors yelling back filthy obscenities to her.

I heard everything she said, and I heard these entities yelling back all kinds of filth and threats to her in response.

Demons are real, and they totally hate the human race, and we will see an increase in their activities in the near future. Even much more so than right now.

Those who scoff at this and who think demons are a myth, will find out soon enough just how real and deadly these things are.

posted on Nov, 7 2015 @ 12:34 AM
Archons will be the next generations fossil fuel.

posted on Nov, 7 2015 @ 12:43 AM
a reply to: LoneCloudHopper2

You should maybe give up watching tv and the internet if everything offends and shocks you.

Everyone is different, what you find evil other people find entertaining. You sound like you don't want anyone watching what you don't like.

I liked Weeds. That was a good show

posted on Nov, 7 2015 @ 06:57 AM
a reply to: lifecitizen

You don't understand me. Everything I mentioned is but a tiny piece of a greater whole. There are many factors which go into the decline of morality, as I see it. Many aspects may be more systematic than culpable. A movie or TV show doesn't make someone go out and murder. They do however have an influence, especially on the young. But the problem is greater than what could be assigned to any one medium; it is a social and cultural change.

posted on Nov, 7 2015 @ 07:02 AM
a reply to: bitsforbytes

I've met a lot of people who share such optimism. It's strange that I don't logically see much hope for this world, yet in my heart I always feel there is hope. And that's an interesting point about 'forward/backward thinking.' I guess we pick up these phrases without really thinking about them.

posted on Nov, 7 2015 @ 07:05 AM
a reply to: bitsforbytes

I've experienced the demonic personally. It forced me to go to God, as well as Jesus and Archangel Michael for protection. This was bizarre and confusing for me as I was not, and am still not religious. I learned that, without a doubt, there is real truth to Christian beliefs.

You're right that we can't except the excuse "the devil made me do it." We have to take accountability for our own actions. It's much like 'the devil on your shoulder' metaphor; evil influences you, but you make your own decisions.

Demonic possession itself is different, however. At times you have absolutely no control whatsoever.

posted on Nov, 7 2015 @ 07:06 AM
So when that plant wasn't illegal, did it not have an influence? And what about the other drugs that used to be inside corner store "elixirs" back in the day?

Man made it illegal for greed alone. Deception, slander, and at the end of the day: Business. I think the smear campaign on MJ has a bigger role in the decay of our mental and moral compass than a damn show.

a reply to: LoneCloudHopper2

posted on Nov, 7 2015 @ 07:09 AM
a reply to: NoCorruptionAllowed

You're probably a 'Sensitive' to be able to hear what she heard. You're right that it is indeed dangerous to be around possessed people, places or rituals, unless you have the proper protection. A 'Sensitive' needs to be especially careful. They are very hateful, as you say. If you're mentally and/or physically ill they will take full advantage and show no mercy whatsoever.

posted on Nov, 7 2015 @ 07:14 AM
a reply to: DuckforcoveR

I was just mentioning some examples, largely to illustrate my point. It is mindsets, attitudes and intentions which matter most, from my view. A TV show about pot will not on its own ruin human civilization. Anyone who'd think that is being very small-minded. I wouldn't criticize the show itself, more the intent behind it. And I don't believe the newer series, "Orange is the New Black," making prison life look cool and sexy, is a coincidence.

posted on Nov, 7 2015 @ 07:20 AM
I see what you're saying, I just want to add that if we didn't have such a huge prison population (one of the largest per capita on the planet - a large percentage for drugs alone and non violent) a show like that may never make it to the drawing board.

As far as the demon stuff, I wish I had something to say that could contribute. Unfortunately I believe in demons, "god", and the devil. I just think all are equal in their a-hole ability to mingle (and conveniently not mingle) with us.

Take care.

a reply to: LoneCloudHopper2

posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 07:02 PM
Maybe the increase in "possessions" is the coming together of all the other evils in the world, there have been all kind of predictions from the past about this time period, and the rise of the antichrist in the east (ISIS) tied in with this current pope, and the end of days.

There is so much selfishness, greed, extreme cruelty and heinous acts in the world, with the extremes of conspicuous wealth and the desperate poor.

Sometimes get the feeling that everything is slotting into place and we won't like what is coming.

posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 07:19 PM

Interesting you should post this. I was just checking out this vid where the YouTuber connects the increasing prominence of the occult, but primarily the Satanic occult in society with the degradation of society and upsurge in exorcisms and demonic behavior worldwide.

posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 07:37 PM
Satan is the ruler of the world.

Before the flood of Noah's day, the angels that forsook their proper places in heaven and came to earth to cohabit with women created a hybrid offspring of humans. They were giants. And they were very evil and violent.

Many myths are drawn from actual events from the past. It is logical to conclude, in my mind, that a lot of the myths of the Greeks, for example, their gods and goddesses, and demigods were based on real events before the flood. Hercules, for example, the son of a "god" (fallen angel) and a human woman, who was basically a lot stronger than normal humans. Just as an example.

Because of the influence of these fallen angels that walked around as humans, materialized on a whim, shape-shifted as they wanted, the earth became full of violence and corrupt. (That is why the Greek gods were basically 'humans' in form. As the fallen angels took on human form.

I digress.

Those same fallen angels are still around today. Scripture shows us that they were put in spiritual bonds under dense darkness, which seems to indicate that Jehovah God took away their powers to materialize into human form after the flood (when they had to dematerlize and return to the spirit realm.)

Satan and his angels who rebelled with him were not immediately evicted from heaven. We know this is true, because Satan appeared before Jehovah's throne during an assembly of the angels to challenge the integrity of Job. You can read about the account in Job 1.

Since demons cannot materialize human form today, as they used to, they are restricted to a certain extent. But they still have a huge sway over the earth. Satan is the ruler of the world, and his wicked angels rule with him. They are superhuman forces that are guiding mankind toward Armageddon and the ultimate battle with Jehovah and his Christ, Jesus.

Since the fallen angels are perverted by their very nature, they still influence mankind toward moral decay and corruption. They are filthy and rotten to the core. They possess people, because they cannot materialize human form, and it is as close they will get to feeding their unnatural lusts toward humankind (they are sick twisted perverts).

Scripture indicates that war broke out in heaven and Satan and his demons were cast down to earth, this happened during the opening days of the "last days" in which we live. So now they are confined to earth:

(Revelation 12:7-9) 7 And war broke out in heaven: Miʹcha·el and his angels battled with the dragon, and the dragon and its angels battled 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them any longer in heaven. 9 So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him.

So the increasing of lawlessness and badness is indeed because of the influence of these invisible spirit rulers of the world.

That is why a Christian is told they we have a fight, not against humans, but rather, the spirit forces in heavenly places:

(Ephesians 6:12) . . .because we have a struggle, not against blood and flesh, but against the governments, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the wicked spirit forces in the heavenly places.

Since Satan and his demons have been cast out of heaven and banished to the earth, in these last days, Revelation has foretold woe for the earth, because of the increasing suffering and badness they would influence mankind into:

(Revelation 12:12)On this account be glad, you heavens and you who reside in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing that he has a short period of time.”

posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 07:00 AM
a reply to: ketsuko

It's not a coincidence. I also watched this recently and it's probably where I first heard of this.

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