posted on Dec, 21 2007 @ 10:45 PM
Possession is real, but not as common as most people believe. To possess a human is a long, involved process that involves oppression first. As a
Christian, Paranormal Investigator and Demonologist, I wrote an article on this that might interest you. Excerpts of it are below:
Diabolic activity generally falls into three categories. Infestation, Oppression and Possession. The first, infestation, refers to those people who
are harassed by a diabolic entity inside their homes. Oppression is worse. It's when an external attack occurs on a certain person. The entity will
cause fatigue, depression, weariness and it can put on "shows" to frighten the person, such as shaking a person's bed at night while sleeping,
verbally assaulting them or appearing to them in a frightening manner. The rarest and most serious of the three categories is possession. There is
partial and full possession. Partial possession means a certain part of the body. Full possession means the entity takes full control of the person's
To combat demonic activity, there are three types of exorcisms that can be performed. The first is liturgical. The second is a private or simple
exorcism in which any one of faith can order the entity to "be gone." The third is a "public" or formal exorcism. This type may only be carried
out with authorization of a bishop and it may have to be repeated more than once.
In a recent case in which a homeowner had been plagued by demonic activity for the better part of 20 years, he asked, "Why do demons pick a
particular person or place and stay for so long?"
The answer is not easy to explain. If you consider that there are millions and millions of people on this planet that never experience this type of
phenomena, it tells you that there is a selection process that takes place. That being said, what makes a good "target"? Four things are to be
1. The person or persons themselves.
2. The dwelling that they seek to possess as their own
3. The risk of being expelled or ousted.
4. Physical objects being brought into the home.
If you break the above four down, it goes like this:
1) Is there someone in the home that's opening the door? Did they use a Ouija board, and in effect, stick their hand blindly into the spirit realm?
When that is done incorrectly, the hand can be latched onto by the wrong side. They could be practicing witchcraft or sorcery or worshipping gods
other than the Creator? Are they committing acts that would be considered vile or criminal? Or, it could be a simple attraction by a demon that is
attracted to a female living in a residence. Or, perhaps it's a female legionnaire that is attracted to a male living in a residence. They can also
be brought back with someone from somewhere else. The person might have gone somewhere and were consequently followed back. Or, they could have been
sent one by an agent of Satan. It might be from the top rung of the ladder, or all the way down to the bottom rung of the ladder and an all out hooded
Maybe they are offended, or seeking to cause the person problems so they can move up in a job; or any number of reasons in which they might use Black
Magic against them. Demons can also simply take a dislike to certain people. The person might have said something one heard and did not like. They
(the demons) are like people. If they take a dislike to someone, it gets personal with them. They will remain where that person is and stay until they
are either ousted or the person passes over.
2) Demons, many of them, want to be back on Earth as humans. At least those from the Biblical pre-flood days. They might try and fool you into
thinking they are ghosts. Or, they might just harass you. Like Cosby said in an episode, "The kids want the house!" The demons might want your
dwelling. It's rare, but it happens. Sometimes they also stay where a person has died. It might have been a murder, or suicide, or just a normal