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A Guide To Exorcisms

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posted on May, 16 2009 @ 03:02 PM
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A Guide To Exorcisms

After recieving quite a few u2u's about the subject of exorcisms, demons and other things. I have decided to compile knowledge of the subject in a quick and easy place to find what you are looking for.

Lets get started:

Exorcism

The process by which an evil spirit or processing entity is driven out of a human host, object or place. From the Greek: exorkizein meaning to 'bind by oath' (involving a higher power to make a spirit act in a certain way), rituals of exorcism exist universally in societies where spirits are thought to interfere with earthly affairs and cause misfortune.

Typically, exorcisms are performed by trained individuals, usually religious officials or magical or occult adepts. Rites vary from simple requests to leave all the way to complex rituals involving trance and techniques including fasting, prayer, sacred herbs and blessed water.

In Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam possessing spirits are blamed for number of misfortunes and are cast out of people and places, but unlike Christianity such conflicts are not considered battles for te persons soul. Typical Hindu exorcism techniques include offering copper coins, candy, or others gifts and pressing rock salt between the fingers. In some Shamanic traditions it is thought that possessing spirits can steal souls, and the shaman enters a trance to search for the soul and force evil spirits out. Jewish rabbinic literature refers to exorcisms. The best known rite concerns that of dybbuk.

Christianity associates exorcism with demonic possession. The Roman catholic church offers a formal rite of exorcism, the Rituale Romanum, dating back to 1614. Inorder to 'qualify' for an exorcism the victim must display certain symptoms including superhuman strength, levitation, and speaking in tongues (glossolalia). Some protestants also perform exorcism. Pentecostalists practice deliverance ministry, where healers drive out evil spirits by laying on of the hands.

A more modersate view on exorcim and possession was put forward by American psychologist Carl Wickland, who believed that spirits were not evil, but simply confused and trying to finish their worldly business in a living person. This could cause any number of mental problems. Wickland recommended using mild electric shock to help the spirits leave in his controversial book, Thirty years among the Dead (1924). This view still has a number of supporters, among them psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Allison, who wrote, Minds in Many Pieces (1980), that various of his patients exhibited signs of demonic possession and required exorcism as well as conventional treatment.

In Christianity there are no formal exorcism rites for banishing ghosts from places. There is, however, plenty of supersitions and magical rites, and these include entering a house at mid-night with a candle, compass, crucifix and bible and drawing magic circles and crosses. In China ghosts are exorcised from houses by Taoist priests in a complex ritual, involving a mystic scroll placed on an alter, a cup and a sword and mystical signs, repeated to all four corners of the room.


Demonology

The Study of Demons or malevolent spirits and their powers, attributes and derivations. Demons were thought to be extremely evil and extremely clever, masters in the art of persuasion. Humans had to be constantly on their guard against them. In 1580 philosopher Jean Bodin claimed that:

It is certain that the devils have a profound knowledge of all things. No theologian can interpret the Holy Scriptures better than they can: no lawyer has a more detailed knowldeg of testaments, contarcts and actions; no physician or philosoher can better understand the composition of the human body, and the virtues of the heavens, the stars, birds and fishes, trees and herbs, metals and stones.

The Hierarchy of demons was much discussed among theological experts in the last centuries. According to Alphonse De Spina (1467) there were ten types of demon:

1) Fates- that can change destiny
2) Poltergeist- that cause mischief
3) Incubi and succubi- demons who stimulate lust and perversion
4) Hordes- demons that bring conflict
5) Familiars- that assist witches
6) Nightmares- disturb sleep
7) Demons formed by human semen
8) Disguised Demons
9) Demons that trouble the saintly
10) Demons that instigate witchcraft

Possession

A condition in which a person feels they have been taken over, or possessed mentally, physically and emotionally, by an outside spirit entity or seperate personality. This entity controls all aspects of their personality. Temporary possessions that take place during a seance are considered benign, as voluntary possessions by gods or spirits that take place during religious and healing rituals; but more often it is malevolent spirit or demon that attempts to take over the persons personality and life of an unwilling subject permantely.

Depossession

Depsossion is practiced all over the world and is the exorcism of human and non-human spirits, such as elemntal spirits and emons thought to be attached to an individual and causing physical, mental, and emotional distress.

American psychologist Edith Fiore used depossession in her past-life therapy, beleing that in regressing patients to past lives interferance from attached spirits could be observed. According to Fiore, amongst about 70,000 cases 70 percent were unaware that they were showing signs of spirit attachment, such as mood swings, chronic pains, illnesses and addictions.

Most spirits are thought to be those humans who have died, but not left the earthly plane. They are believed to attach themselves to humans during moments of poor health and emotional weakness. Depossession is typically accomplished by persudaing the spirits to leave, and patients subsequently say that they feel better afterwards. Depossession was common practice at the height of popularity of spiritualism, but the first medically trained person to approach mental illness as caused by spirit possession was the American Physician and psychologist Carl Wickland.

Wickland and his wife, Anna, a medium, attributed all sorts of mental illness to confused spirits trapped in the auras of living people. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the Wicklands depossed a large number of people. They used a static electricity machine that transmitted low voltage electric shocks to the patient causing the possessing spirit distress and forcing it into Anna's body and then to leave. If the spirit resisted Wickland called on spirit helpers to keep the spirit in a dungeon, out of the aura of Anna or the victim, until it stopped its selfish quest and departed.

Spirit Releasement

The Modern Term for exorcism of a discarnate entity attached to a person or place. The term is particularly used for exorcisms that are performed without a religious element.

Spirit releasement has become much more common with the growth in popularity of past life therapy. Some past life therapists say that their clients have attachments relating to past lives. Past life therapist Edith Fiore began releasing entities in the 1970's. In the 1980's Dr. William Baldwin began studying releasemnet and developed techniques now used by many therapists, published in his 1991 book, Spirit Releasement Therapy: A Technique Manual.

Modern Practioners of Spirit releasement work with Spirit Guides who make contact with the spirit haunting a site or a person. In many cases it is said that this an earthbound spirit who has no idea he or she is dead or is bound to earth because of unofficial business. Practioners beleiev that simply finding out entities business or story is often enoiugh to persuade the spirit to depart to the next world.

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posted on May, 16 2009 @ 03:05 PM
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Typically, the transition to the next world is marked by the appearance of a white light that the spirit moves towards or is guided towards by spirit helpers. Following releasement many clients report feeling much lighter and happoer and experience an end to their troubles. The possessing spirits do not return, but clients are shown how to protect themselves from future atatch.

What Causes People/Places to Become Possessed?

According to psychics it is through energy that spirits are able to communicate across teh boundaries between the earth and spirit planes. Positive energy, created by good deeds, love, harmony, spirituality and respect is uplifting and enlightening, whereas negative energy is dangerous, unsettling and draining.

Albert Einstein (1870-1955) in his watershed publication, Relativity: the Special and General Theory (1918), described all existance as energy, although it takes many forms. According to the theory of relatvity all matter, from people and plants to tables and chairs, is comprised of energy structures- atoms, molecules, and electrons- that vibrate at different frequencies. The energy of matter that forms an object we consider solid, such as this book, vibrates so slowly that we are able to physically percieve its matter. The energy of matter we cannot see such as the air we breathe, vibrates very fast . Einstein's theory is in fact a very New Age concept.

Psychics and energy healers believe that the physical body vibrates slowly enough to be tangible, while energy on the spirit plane vibrates so fast that it doesn't seem to have an appearance or presence at all, unless a spirit chooses to represnt itself in a tangible form. So when it comes to spirit contact the spirit needs to lower its energy vibration and the medium needs to raise his or her vibration so communication can be made.

According to psychics, negative nergy can be disastrous to a person;s life and can cause bad luck and poor health. There are a number of ways to cause or generate negative energy. For example, a persons thoughts can create negative energy. On a physical level, constant pessimism can lead to low self-esteem and the unhappiness such negativity attracts and on a magical level pessimism can also be damaging as magical will responds best to optimism and good intention. In some cases, enough concentrated negative thought about oneself or another pserson is believed to cause negative things to happen to oneself and/ or others. Illness can also generate negative energy/thought and negtive energy or thought can cause illness.

Many mediums believe that spirits often come through because they want to make amends for energy that they once spread in their lives. They may also come through because the negative energy generated by intense emotion or acts of violence, trauma or injustice has somehow trapped them and they cant break free.

Demon(s)

To the anicent Greeks daemons, from the Greek word Daimon meaning divine power, fate or god, were intermediary spririts between the gods and humankind, rather like guardian spirits. They could be either good vs. evil. Good daemons were supportive and encouraging, but evil daemons could lead people astray with bad counsel.

The Christian Church labled all such pagan spirits evilwhich is why daemons, better known to us today as demons, are traditionally associated with evil. For centuries demons have been blamed for a host of ills and misfortunes including demonic sexual molestation, where a demon masquerades as a man or woman to molest its victim. Many possession cases in the middle ages involved sexual molesation by demons, although this may have been more to do with repressed humans than supernatural activity. In many cultures and religions demons have been exorcied. In Catholicism cases of demonic possession- in which demons battle for a persons soul- are dealt with by formal exorcism rites that date back to 1614.

Poltergeist(s)

From the German words poltern, 'to knock' and geist, 'spirit', poltergeist is the term used to describe a ghost or sounds and moving things about a house or building, often resulting in breakages. These spirits can be malevolent, but on the hwole are thought to be mischivious nuisances. Some belieev poltergeists to be manifestations of telekinesis due to the frequency of their occurence in households with disturbed adolescents experiencing frustration and emotional tension.

The earliest reports of poltergeist activity date back to ancient Rome, and they continue to be reported to this day. SInce the late nineteenth century poltergesits have been the subject of serious study by physical researchers and a number of theories have been put forward to explain them.

Characteristics of a poltergeist attack typically include flying objects, especially dirt and rock throwing, extremely loud noises, terrible smells, raps, strange lights, and apparitions and opening and shutting of doors and windows.

Succubus/Incubus

Female demon or spirit who is said to disturb the sleep of a man and initate sexual intercourse with him. Unlike the male equivalent, an incubus, whose attentions are typically horrifying to women, in some cases the succubus's attcks are not always unwelcome.

Ouija Board

A device used to seek out answers to questions about the past, present, and future and messages from ghosts, spirits and other entities in spiritualism. The name is taken from the French (oui) and the german (ja) words for yes and it is often thought to be one of the most controversial methods of spirit communication because in untrained hands it is believed to attract evil spirits.

What are the Symptoms Described?

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- Thinking thoughts which are “not like you” or which “seem to come from somewhere else” or which “come out of the blue”.
- Sudden depression. Sometimes the depression is severe, sometimes it is very subtle.
- Feeling like suicide, like life is not worth living or wondering why you are here.
- Having severe arguments with your spouse or friends.
- Feeling like someone or something else is controlling you. You may feel controlled all the time or only some of the time.
- Feeling like someone or something is pressuring you to do certain acts.
- Hearing one or multiple voices in your head that are negative, persuasive, or commanding you to do something. For example, hearing a voice persuade you that a certain friend should be avoided, or asking you to let them “in” to your life in some way.
- Deep personality changes. For example, someone stays at home all the time when they used to be very gregarious.
- Creepy feelings.
- An area of your house or your neighbourhood which feels negative or oppressive.
- Any kind of phenomena. For example, scratching sounds, things falling off walls or shelves, religious or spiritual items being moved or changed.
- Feeling attacked when others do not see or experience anything. Sometimes this feeling of being attacked may come with physical pain that is medically inexplicable. Usually it will come with psychological pain of some sort - terror or anguish for example.
- An aversion to prayer or an inability to pray.
- Feelings of hopelessness.
- Being unable to stand any contact with religious or spiritual items. For example, sudden strong aversion to going into a church or temple, aversion to being touched by a crucifix, and so on.


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posted on May, 16 2009 @ 03:06 PM
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The four basic symptoms (according to Christianity) are: (1) violence, (2) lust, (3) greed, and (4) an unnatural power of persuasion.

Also it has been reported that speaking in tongues is a possession sign, however, very spiritual people speak in tongues so I am not entirely sure if this is true or not.


How do they attack

Psychic Attack

A Supernatural atack that causes physical and/or emotional distress to a human or animal. It is typically caused by non-physical agents, demons, which attack a person, mentally and/or physically. In some cases, but not all cases these agents are sent by one person to another.

Devil Mark

A name given by demonologists and medievil witch-hunters to a scar, blemish or mark on the skin said to beimprinted by the devil as a seal or sign of his possession of the person. The finding of such marks became an important business of the expert pricking that took place at many witch secuations. Devils marks were said to be insenstitive to pain and pricking pins into such areas was supposed to draw no blood.

Psychological

Psychological attacks, such as Depression, PPD, Multiple Personality Disorder, Anxiety, false sense of someone being with you (not a good sense), and hallucinations.

What can be done?

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This is a prayer against Satan and his rebellious angels. It was published by the Order of His Holiness Pope Leo XIII.


While it says Priests only, I have seen other none priests do it with the same end results. The only reason it says Priests only is because they want someone with deep Spiritual Awareness and Strength to fend off the demons, ghosts, or whateve rit is.

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And here lies the backbone of this site: Pagan Ritual. Listed below are various Pagan rites, Wiccan rituals, Witchcaft spells and Wiccan chants. Many are from our Book of Shadows, some are from books, all are quite effective.


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How Do You Get Rid Of Evil Spirits?
As mentioned, evil spirits are simply disembodied, lost human spirits - people who are emotionally hurting deep inside. The best way to get rid of them is to help them. All people need to know they are forgiven and loved; that they have value and can soar to great heights during their journey through life. Life never ends, so ghosts need to understand that their family, friends and other loved ones await them in Spirit, and that they will be forgiven. There is no eternal punishment, Hell. In short, replace fear with love, and the soul of any person can be restored from darkness to light.


Also, simply commanding the spirit to leave can work as well. Creating positive energy around you, will defeat the negative energy. If you feel overwhelmed, take a trip to a friends or neighbors house, while you sort out what needs to be done. Perpare yourself, mentally and physically and find whatever you need to make your energy positive and rid yourself of the negative energy. When you feel that you are ready go back to your house and if you need moral support bring a friend with you, do whatever you have to, to fix you and your life....

Tremendous Thanks To:

Theresa Cheung, for writing her book: The Elememnt Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Hauntings. It is awesome and this is where the majority of information came from.

Theresa Cheung's book: LINK< br />
Highly Recommened!


Hopefully, this will help anyone out their with questions or anything. If you have questions let me know!



posted on May, 16 2009 @ 05:36 PM
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Recorded Cases

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THE VIDEO (WARNING) do not watch if you are not in the right state of mind): LINK


A sixteen-year-old girl sits in a chair in a Russian Orthodox Church. She is being held down by her mother. Light filters in from high windows and the air is thick with tension and the smell of holy incense. A priest stands over her reading the rite of exorcism. The girl squirms in her mother’s arms, groaning and growling as if the priest’s words were a torment to her mind and soul. The girl struggles violently, her groans becoming inhuman howls and deep, guttural moans of psychological pain. Then she lashes out at the priest, and in a voice that seems not to be her own, spits words of defiance.


Another one:

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WE TEND TO think of exorcism as a strictly Christian practice. But that is not the case. Other religions around the world also have their rites for battling the demons they believe can possess human beings.


Another one:

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A woman once asked me to help her brother who had spent more than a dozen years in a psychiatric hospital. She looked after him conscientiously, visiting him twice a week, travelling twelve miles one way. She confessed: "Mrs Pratnicka, I won't be able to put up with this much longer, I love my brother but I've fallen in love with a magnificent man who has asked me to marry him. While our mother was alive, my brother had a brilliant future, he finished his studies, he took a PhD, he knows four languages fluently, but after she died it all went went to pieces".


There are many other cases, but this is just for an example. Hope you enjoy them. Is that the rights words???



posted on May, 16 2009 @ 05:38 PM
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I have just been made aware of this thread: I have witnesses 20 exorcisms It should and will make for great co-reading.



posted on May, 16 2009 @ 05:58 PM
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Interesting subject and good post.


My sister made a work for a church (she painted the "Via Sacra") and while talking to the priest the subject of exorcism appeared in the conversation, and in the end my sister borrowed the priest's "exorcism manual" (even this week she remembered that she has not yet returned the book).

So, if anyone is interested, I can see what it says.



posted on May, 16 2009 @ 06:09 PM
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Yes, mine as well. I am sure someone might find it interesting and who knows maybe helpful as well.



posted on May, 17 2009 @ 12:18 PM
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Here is another interesting case that is very well known:

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This is the story that has been told for three generations and it is the story that has inspired books, films and documentaries. It is, without question, the greatest unsolved mystery of St. Louis. And, let's face it, a story that has become a confusing and convoluted mess over the years. There are so many theories, legends, tales and counter-stories that have been thrown into the mix that it's become very hard to separate fact from fantasy. So, let's see if we can get to the bottom of what happened in 1949, despite all of the unanswered questions that have been left behind.

What really happened in Maryland that would drive a family halfway across the country to look for answers? And what happened at the old Alexian Brothers hospital in St. Louis that still has former staff members whispering about it in fear today? And most of all, was this boy really possessed by demon?


and another greate website filled with Exorcist "facts":

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The Ritual of Exorcism
Exorcists in this day and age are on the verge of extinction. No one, religious or lay, would like to acknowledge the fact that Satan is alive and well, tormenting and destroying souls. Many religious do not believe in possession and many are afraid to believe that it can occur. It seems that most religious fear Satan and what he can do to them, more then they believe in God who can do ALL things. Fear is Satan's dear friend. When someone fears Satan, Satan has power over them. The religious clergy fail to realize that Satan's biggest fear, more than exorcism, is confession. A priest who preaches, and hears confessions, should not be afraid to be an exorcist. To not use the powers of exorcism that Christ has given, is a direct betrayal of His command.




HOW DO DELIVERANCE PRAYERS DIFFER FROM EXORCISM PRAYERS?

Today solemn exorcism is limited to the priest who prays in the name of the church. There are three requirements in order for this rite to be performed; the person must be possessed, a priest must perform the exorcism, and finally an exorcism could only be performed with the permission of the bishop (see signs of possession).

With private exorcism a lay-person or religious can pray in his/her own name (not in the name of the church). What this means is the laity cannot use the Roman Ritual of Exorcism to pray in the name of the church.


And much much more information.



posted on May, 25 2009 @ 12:40 PM
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Exorcism Facts:



Sanctioned (dedicated) men, even if not priests, can be commissioned to teach the Word of God and to expel demons.
Mark 6:7 He summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. ...12 So they went off and preached repentance. 13 They drove out many demons, and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

Luke 10:1 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit.
Luke 10:17 The seventy-two returned rejoicing, and said, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us because of your name." 18 Jesus said, "I have observed Satan fall like lightning from the sky. 19 Behold, I have given you the power 'to tread upon serpents' and scorpions and upon the full force of the enemy and nothing will harm you. 20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice because your names are written in heaven."



Men of great faith can cast out demons even with limited knowledge of the teachings of Jesus. This would be deemed acceptable so long as their intention was to do what Jesus did without selfish motivation (pride).


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As you have read, it is stated that men who are not priests, but Laymen may expel demons. Only if they have a strong Faith in God or a strong desire to set a person free from the demon or entity.



posted on May, 25 2009 @ 08:37 PM
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Is it possible for a BELIEVER and a Person of strong faith to be attacked or invaded by demons? The Answer is yes.



Grayson Ensign, a former Bible College professor and missionary to Jamaica made this statement:

" We have empirical evidence that Christians have been invaded by evil spirits, for we have extensive notes on the more than one hundred and fifty with whom we have worked in securing deliverance by the Lord Jesus Christ….Our testimony is grounded in literally hundreds of hours of deliverance work where we have experienced the most wonderful liberation of Christians from the control of evil spirits. We have been reared in a tradition that taught demons could not invade or control people and certainly not Christians. We tested every conceivable theory of explanation for what was happening. The only explanation that was systematically consistent and in harmony with the Word of God was that our brothers and sisters had been invaded by evil spirits"




Kurt Koch, famous author of "Occult Bondage & Deliverance" and "Christian Counselling And Occultism" as well as many other books on cults and the occult, says the subject of Christian demonism is "hotly disputed" amongst Christians. He is right. However, he says that in his experience (which I am sure is enormous) only those who have no experience of deliverance stick to the "no-invasion" theory. Koch then gives a list of many noted ministers, doctors, professors and psychiatrists who DO believe it is possible for Christians to be demonised, because they have seen it.

He also says:

"I met a missionary in Africa who had actually been possessed himself for a period of eighteen months. He, like many others, had previously believed it was impossible for Christians to be possessed. However, his own experience made him change his theological outlook."


As stated above it is very possible for a person of faith to be tempted.



"War On The Saints" is a much-valued work today because it has many modern parallels. Penn-Lewis writes of a case known to her:

In the Spring of this year (1912) [a certain Christian] who was possessed came here, and the spirits possessing her spoke through her in voices utterly unlike her own. They would utter through her the most awful blasphemies against God, and against our Lord Jesus Christ, and would prophesy concerning the Church…

(later)…Much prayer has been made for her, and with her. When the frenzy comes upon her, she is fearfully shaken, dashes about the room, is made to howl like a dog, her hands clenched, her face drawn with horrible contortions, etc. But the marvel to every one is that, although the frenzy is upon her every day, and sometimes once, twice or more in one day, her health is perfect, she sleeps well, and in the interval is THE MOST LOVELY-SPIRITED CHRISTIAN WOMAN."

This sister is not one who has not got faith. She is well grounded in the same faith, and has the same light as we have; but we have here to do with a demon, the like of which I have never met before, nor read about…" (3)


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posted on May, 25 2009 @ 08:56 PM
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Very pertinent point you bring up there.

I've read a few times here and on other forums about possession and/or spiritual attacks being made against 'Believers' or otherwise.

Often I read responses that seem to refer to the attack being a byproduct of sorts of the persons lack of strength/faith.

I often cringe when I read such words...as to read them put in such as way is to almost revictimised the person once again. To judge them. To see them as in some way being 'weak'...be it weak in mind, body, will, faith, whatever...such viewpoints I've read seem to see the person being attacked in a position of 'lesser than'...


I hold a somewhat differing viewpoint.

My viewpoint comes from some positon of experience, of working alongside some people who while never ones to claim any such 'ability' most certainly do the type of *work* we speak about.

Certainly seen some incredible things.

They are also people I was personally see as being very attuned to that *work*...amazingly so. They are called to serve, and they serve with such a deep level of faith, commitment and geniune love for the *work*, for serving, and for those they serve.

Yet each and every one of them have at some time or another been *attacked*. In some ways its like an almost inescapable 'workplace hazard'.

I guess when you engage in what I'd personally see as *battle*, there is sometimes fallout.
Not everything that is shuffled on wants to go...and some harbour a fair bit of hate for being shuffled on, or having others of their ilk shuffled on and just wait - itching for an opportunity to put the boot in for a bit of payback.


The greater the level the bigger the devil.


Peace.



posted on May, 25 2009 @ 09:04 PM
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Could not have said it better. The stronger your faith or your belief in something the stronger the opposing force you have to face. All in accordance with science.

"With every action, their is an equal and opposite reaction"



posted on May, 26 2009 @ 04:42 PM
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Here are some stories by people, who claim that these are true exorcism stories... enjoy:


A person we did not knew of hung itself in the basement of the house, where I presently live (and lived for one year). The house belonged to my aunt who would have kept it a secret. However, my mother went to a medium only to be told of that. We had a check with our elderly neighbors around and they told us the same story. She went back to the medium and asked her to rid us of the it. The medium's first answer is that I had the "power" to rid us of the entity that drained us of energy (all of those who would have been in the house for more than a month would feel drained and depressed) only that I lacked conviction in myself. However, one night, we decided it was enough.

I remembered from my martial art training that every entity (dead or alive) was composed of four elements (this may sound quite odd and I know!) which are fire, lightning, earth and water. Those four elements are (in many philosophies) associated with the four cardinal points. When one element is missing, the entity is weakened. When all are missing, however, the entity would reach it critical point (most unstable point) and thus, we could find it's breaking point (whether an attachment to earth, unfinished business or the like). We began the exorcism. First I took a white candle, put it in a small chandelier and plant four needles in it at different height on the candle, each one facing a cardinal point, thus an element. North->water ;South->fire ; east->lightning and west->earth. We put a continuous salt circle around it so the entity would be trapped in the candle while it was burning. We let it burn and during that time, we would slowly feel our strength coming back to us and the air in the whole house grow a little warmer. However the first thirty minutes, the candle had not burned a millimeter.

Just before reaching it's critical point, the house shook (there were no earthquakes at that time!) as if it did not agree with what we were doing! Anyway, the last needle fell and we waited for about 10 minutes and then cut the candle in half, symbolizing the breaking point. At this time, the light of the kitchen on the first floor would suddenly go off for about half a second. Then I never felt the presence again.

The last six months we never felt drained or depressed. Anyway, during the process, we tried to put a piece of paper over the fire. At first, nothing happened but the paper would have a crimson stain on it, as if someone had dropped blood on it!




I had started the cleansing and blessing and had pinched some salt between my fingers, dusting it around the edges of the room. Before this, mom had been listening to the radio on the Internet, and I had told her to shut it off. As I was saying, "Goddess, cleanse this place and give your blessing on it," and all that other good stuff I say, I heard this... I don't even know how to rightly describe it. It was a deep voice, and it came to me like it was coming from down a long, very deep tunnel – almost like I shouldn't be hearing it. First I thought it was something outside because we had the window's open, and then I thought it was mom's radio, so I turned to her to tell her to turn it off, and there my mother sat, white as a ghost, trembling and staring at me. I quickly finished what I was saying and letting the salt out of my fingers, before I moved to the front of her desk.

She looked at me and asked me if I'd heard it, and I was just bowled over. This voice had been so evil that I had gotten cold chills down my spine. Mom was freaking out at this point, and I was feeling extremely paranoid, so I asked mom to follow me around the office as I finished my cleansing.


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Within minutes, my husband said again, "I demand you to depart in the name of Jesus Christ," and when he said that, all hell (literally) broke loose. Our bedroom had been an add-on to the house and the door from our bedroom was adjacent to the garage, and when my husband uttered the command again, it sounded like an entire army was fighting a battle in the garage. It sounded like things flew from the shelves, smashed into walls, feel from the rafters, etc. Smash, bang, slam, etc. etc., over and over again. We sat in abject fear until the noice subsided, and we were both scared to death to open the garage door to see what destruction awaited us, and what the source of it was. Well, after about 10 minutes of being scared to death, I began to open the door slowly... What I saw was to this day the most amazing memory of my life: Nothing! Nothing was out of place, nothing had fallen from the shelves, nothing was amiss. There was no one in the garage, and no thing in there either. My husband and I believe to this day, that there WAS indeed an evil spirit present, but had no power to harm us... only to frighten, and that the power of prayer can overcome all evil!


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My friends and I used to "fool around" with the occult. We lit candles in graveyards to try and summon ghosts, said the Lord's Prayer backwards at midnight in front of a mirror, prayed to the Devil on Halloween. We just thought it was a bit of fun, we didn't ever believe in any of it. One night my friends brought a Ouija board around the house. We didn't expect it to work, and just messed about. We were all shocked when it actually did work. A spirit came to us by the name of Jada. Jada mostly ignored the others, and only really answered my questions. When I asked Jada what he wanted from us, he replied that he was my "guardian." From then on, I used to call on Jada quite frequently, thinking that he would protect me. I thought of him as a good spirit and a spiritual guide. I was so wrong.


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This incident happened when I was 19 and attending a local Catholic college. The nuns who ran the college would conduct a yearly retreat, which all the Catholic students had to attend. Being a devout Catholic, I went along and looked forward to spending a fun-filled time with my friends. The retreat was for three days, wherein about 150 girls resided on the college premises. For the entire day, we would pray, sing hymns and attend masses. A priest named Father Joe was flown in to conduct the services for us.


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Nestled deep in the Arbucle mountains of Oklahoma, is the isolated retreat of Wilderness Creek. Known for its beautiful, lush scenery, Wilderness Creek is a densely wooded area veined by an inviting, boulder-strewn creek that provides the perfect setting for a youth camp. Every summer, kids from several Southern Baptist congregations gather at the campgrounds for fun, exercise, fellowship and spiritual instruction. For Ami and a few of her friends, however, the summer of 1995 would mark the beginning of a terrifying episode brought about by a mysterious encounter with a malevolent entity.

This was Ami's first summer at Wilderness Creek. She was there with several of her friends, all of them about 14 years old, including Sherry, Anne, Mandy and Byron. "Everything was great for a few days," says Ami, until it came time for the Wednesday night tabernacle. It was a warm June evening when the kids gathered as usual for the evening's hour of ministry and prayer. But there was, perhaps, one uninvited guest at the meeting.

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Standing about 35 feet from the tabernacle was a boy no one had ever seen at the camp before. Byron was the first to notice him. The strange boy seemed to be about 17 or 18 years old and was dressed all in black. Byron pointed fearfully at the boy, who was then also seen by Ami, Anne, Mandy and Sherry. "He had black hair, and he was wearing black pants and a black sweater, which I thought was odd for summer," says Ami.

Upon seeing him, the youths immediately fell ill. Ami, Mandy and Byron had difficulty breathing. Sherry doubled over with stomach pain. And Anne's pains could have been a sign of something far worse. All of the youth leaders within five rows in all directions could see that something was seriously wrong with these kids. They rushed the five of them to the camp's infirmary. Even though he was at this point coughing up blood, Byron was told that he had asthmatic bronchitis. Bronchitis was also blamed for Ami and Mandy's breathing problems. Sherry told the staff that she was experiencing the worst stomach pain of her life. Anne had worse problems. For several days, Anne feared that she was pregnant and that her pains meant that she was having a miscarriage. While the other kids were treated at the infirmary, Anne was rushed out of Wilderness Creek to a nearby hospital.


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THE EXORCISM OF NICOLA AUBREY
By Father Michael Muller, C.SS.R.

It is indeed a remarkable fact that, as the devil made use of Luther, an apostate monk, to abolish the Mass and deny the Real Presence; in like manner, God made use of His arch-enemy, the devil, to prove the Real Presence. He repeatedly forced him publicly to profess his firm belief in it, to confound the heretics for their disbelief, and acknowledge himself vanquished by Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. For this purpose, God allowed a certain Mme. Nicola Aubrey, an innocent person, to become possessed by Beelzebub and twenty-nine other evil spirits. The possession took place on the eighth of November, 1565, and lasted until the eighth of February, 1566.

Her parents took her to Father de Motta, a pious priest of Vervins, in order that he might expel the demon by exorcisms of the Church. Father de Motta tried several times to expel the evil spirit by applying the sacred relics of the holy cross, but he could not succeed; Satan would not depart. At last, inspired by the Holy Ghost, he resolved to expel the devil by means of the sacrament of Our Lord's Body and Blood. Whilst Nicola was lying in a state of unnatural lethargy, Father de Motta placed the Blessed Sacrament upon her lips, and instantly the infernal spell was broken; Nicola was restored to consciousness, and received Holy Communion with every mark of devotion. As soon as Nicola had received the sacred Body of Our Lord, her face became bright and beautiful as the face of an angel, and all who saw her were filled with joy and wonder, and they blessed God from their inmost hearts. With the permission of God, Satan returned and again took possession of Nicola.

As the strange circumstances of Nicola's possession became known everywhere, several Calvinist preachers came with their followers, to "expose this popish cheat," as they said. On their entrance, the devil saluted them mockingly, called them by name, and told them that they had come in obedience to him. One of the preachers took his Protestant prayer book, and began to read it with a very solemn face. The devil laughed at him, and putting on a most comical look, he said: "Ho! Ho! My good friend; do you intend to expel me with your prayers and hymns? Do you think that they will cause me any pain? Don't you know that they are mine? I helped to compose them!"

"I will expel thee in the name of God," said the preacher, solemnly.

"You!" said the devil mockingly. "You will not expel me either in the name of God, or in the name of the devil. Did you ever hear of one devil driving out another?"

"I am not a devil," said the preacher, angrily, "I am a servant of Christ."

"A servant of Christ, indeed!" said Satan, with a sneer. "What! I tell you, you are worse than I am. I believe, and you do not want to believe. Do you suppose that you can expel me from the body of this miserable wretch? Ha! Go first and expel all the devils that are in your own heart!"

The preacher took his leave, somewhat discomfited. On going away, he said, turning up the whites of his eyes, "O Lord, I pray thee, assist this poor creature!"

"And I pray Lucifer," cried the evil spirit, "that he may never leave you, but may always keep you firmly in his power, as he does now. Go about your business, now. You are all mine, and I am your master."

On the arrival of the priest, several of the Protestants went away -- they had seen and heard more than they wanted. Others, however, remained; and great was their terror when they saw how the devil writhed and howled in agony, as soon as the Blessed Sacrament was brought near him. At last the evil spirit departed, leaving Nicola in a state of unnatural trance. While she was in this state, several of the preachers tried to open her eyes, but they found it impossible to do so. The priest then placed the Blessed Sacrament on Nicola's lips, and instantly she was restored to consciousness. Rev. Father de Motta then turned to the astonished preachers, and said: "Go now, ye preachers of the new Gospel; go and relate everywhere what you have seen and heard. Do not deny any longer that Our Lord Jesus Christ is really and truly present in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar. Go now, and let not human respect hinder you from confessing the truth."

During the exorcisms of the following days, the devil was forced to confess that he was not to be expelled at Vervins, and that he had with him twenty-nine devils, among whom were three powerful demons: Cerberus, Astaroth, and Legio. On the third of January, 1556, the bishop arrived at Vervins, and began the exorcism in the church, in the presence of an immense multitude

"I command thee, in the name and by power of the real presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, to depart instantly," said the bishop to Satan in a solemn voice.

Satan was, at last, expelled the second time by means of the Blessed Sacrament. On leaving, he paralyzed the left arm and right foot of Nicola, and also made her left arm longer than her right; and no power on earth could cure this strange infirmity, until some weeks after, when the devil was at last completely and irrevocably expelled. Nicola was now taken to the celebrated pilgrimage of Our Lady at Liesse, especially since the devil seemed to fear that place so much. Next day Father de Motta began the exorcism in the church of Our Lady at Liesse, in the presence of an immense multitude. He took the Blessed Sacrament in his hand, and, showing it to the demon, he said: "I command thee, in the name of the living God, the great Emmanuel Whom thou seest here present, and in Whom thou believest."

"Ah, yes!" shrieked the demon, "I believe in Him." And the devil howled again as he made this confession, for it was wrung from him by the power of Almighty God.

"I command thee, then, in His Name," said the priest, "to quit this body instantly."

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At these words, and especially at the sight of the Blessed Sacrament, the devil suffered the most frightful torture. At one moment the body of Nicola was rolled up like a ball; then again she became fearfully swollen. At one time her face was unnaturally lengthened, then excessively widened, and sometimes it was as red as scarlet. Her eyes, at times, protruded horribly, and then again sunk deeply into her skull. Her tongue hung down to her chin; it was sometimes black, sometimes red, and sometimes spotted like a toad. The priest still continued to urge and torture Satan. "Accursed spirit!" he cried, "I command thee, in the Name and by the real presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ here in the Blessed Sacrament, to depart instantly from the body of this poor creature.

"Ah, yes!" cried Satan, howling wildly, "twenty-six of my companions shall leave this instant, for they are forced to do so."

The people in the church now began to pray with great fervor. Suddenly Nicola's limbs began to crack, as if every bone in her body were breaking; a pestilential vapor came forth from her mouth, and twenty-six devils departed from her, never more to return. Nicola then fell into an unnatural swoon, from which she was aroused only by the Blessed Sacrament. On recovering her senses, and receiving holy communion, Nicola's face shone like the face of an angel. The priest still continued to urge the demon, and used every means to expel him.

"I will not leave, unless commanded by the bishop of Leon," answered the demon, angrily.

Nicola was now taken to Pierrepont, where one of the demons, name Legio, was expelled by means of the Blessed Sacrament. Next morning Nicola was brought to the church. Scarcely had she quitted the house, when the devil again took possession of her. The bishop who was requested to exorcise Nicola, prepared himself for this terrible task by prayer and fasting, and other works of penance. On arrival of Nicola in the Church, the exorcism began. "How many are you in this body?" asked the bishop.

"There are three of us," answered the evil spirit.

"What are your names?"

"Beelzebub, Cerberus, and Astaroth."

"What has become of the others?" asked the bishop.

"They have been expelled," answered Satan.

"Who expelled them?"

"Ha!" cried the devil, gnashing his teeth, "it was He whom you hold in your hand, there on the paten." The devil meant our dear Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

The bishop then held the Blessed Sacrament near the face of Nicola. The demon writhed and howled in agony. "Ah, yes! I will go, I will go!" he shrieked, "but I shall return."

Suddenly Nicola became stiff and motionless as marble. The bishop then touched her lips with the Blessed Sacrament, and in an instant she was fully restored to consciousness. She received holy communion, and her countenance now shone with a wondrous, supernatural beauty. Next day Nicola was brought again to the Church, and the exorcism began as usual. The bishop took the Blessed Sacrament in his hand, held it near the face of Nicola, and said:

"I command thee in the name of the living God, and by the real presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ here in the sacrament of the altar, to depart instantly from the body of this creature of God, and never more to return."

"No! No!" shrieked the devil, "I will not go. My hour is not yet come."

"I command thee to depart. Go forth, impure, accursed spirit! Go forth!" and the bishop held the Blessed Sacrament close to Nicola's face.

"Stop! stop!", shrieked Satan; "let me go! I will depart – but I shall return." And instantly Nicola fell into the most frightful convulsions. A black smoke was seen issuing from her mouth, and she fell again into a swoon.

During her stay in Leon, Nicola was carefully examined by Catholic and Protestant physicians. Her left arm, which had been paralyzed by the devil, was found entirely without feeling. The doctors cut into the arm with a sharp knife; they burnt it with fire; they drove pins and needles under the nails of the fingers; but Nicola felt not pain; her arm was utterly insensible. Once, while Nicola was lying in a state of unnatural lethargy, the doctors gave her some bread soaked in wine (it was what the Protestants call their communion, or Lord's Supper); they rubbed her limbs briskly; they threw water in her face; they pierced her tongue until the blood flowed; they tried every possible means to arouse her, but in vain! Nicola remained cold and motionless as marble. At last, the priest touched the lips of Nicola with the Blessed Sacrament, and instantly she was restored to consciousness, and began to praise God.

The miracle was so clear, so palpable, that one of the doctors, who was a bigoted Calvinist, immediately renounced his errors, and became a Catholic. Several times, also, the Protestants touched Nicola's face with a host which was not consecrated, and which, consequently, was only bread, but Satan was not the least tormented by this. He only ridiculed their efforts.

On the twenty-seventh of January, the bishop, after having walked in solemn procession with the clergy and the faithful, began the exorcism in church, in the presence of a vast multitude of Protestants and Catholics. The bishop now held the Blessed Sacrament close to the face of Nicola. Suddenly a wild, unearthly yell rings through the air -- a black, heavy smoke issues from the mouth of Nicola. The demon Astaroth is expelled forever. During the exorcism which took place on the first of February, the bishop said:

"O accursed spirit! Since neither prayer, nor the holy gospels, neither the exorcisms of the Church, nor the holy relics, can compel thee to depart, I will now show thee thy Lord and Master, and by His power I command thee."

During the exorcism, which took place after Mass, the bishop held the Blessed Sacrament in his hand, and said: "O accursed spirit, arch-enemy of the ever-blessed God! I command thee, by the precious blood of Jesus Christ here present, to depart from this poor woman! Depart accursed, into the everlasting flames of hell!"

At these words, and especially at the sight of the Blessed Sacrament, the demon was so fearfully tormented, and the appearance of Nicola was so hideous and revolting, that the people turned away their eyes in horror. At last a heavy sigh was heard, and a cloud of black smoke issued from the mouth of Nicola. Cerberus was expelled. Again Nicola fell into a death-like swoon, and again she was brought to consciousness only by means of the Blessed Sacrament. During the exorcism which took place on the seventh day of February, the bishop said to Satan:

"Tell me. Why hast thou taken possession of this honest and virtuous Catholic woman?"

"I have done so by permission of God. I have taken possession of her on account of the sins of the people. I have done it to show my Calvinists that there are devils who can take possession of man whenever God permits it. I know they do not want to believe this, but I will show them that I am the devil. I have taken possession of this creature in order to convert them, or to harden them in their sins; and, by the Sacred Blood, I will perform my task."

This answer filled all who heard it with horror. "Yes," answered the bishop, solemnly, "God desires to unite all men in the only holy faith. As there is but one God, so there can be but one true religion. A religion like that which the Protestants have invented, is but a hollow mockery. It must fall. The religion established by Our Lord Jesus Christ is the only true one; it alone shall last forever. It is destined to unite all men within its sacred embrace, so that there shall be but one sheepfold and one shepherd. This divine Shepherd is Our Lord Jesus Christ, the invisible head of the holy Roman Catholic Church, whose visible head is our holy Father the Pope, successor of St. Peter."

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The devil was silent – he was put to shame before the entire multitude. He was expelled once more by means of the Blessed Sacrament. In the afternoon of the same day the devil began to cry: "Ah! Ha! You think that you can expel me in this way. You have not the proper attendance of a bishop. Where are the dean and the archdean? Where are the royal judges? Where is the chief magistrate, who was frightened out of his wits that night, in the prison? Where is the procurator of the king? Where are his attorneys and counselors? Where is the clerk of the court?" (The devil mentioned each of these by name.) "I will not depart until all are assembled. Were I to depart now, what proof could you give to the king of all that has happened? Do you think that people will believe you so easily? No! No! There are many who would make objections. The testimony of these common country-people here will have but little weight. It is a torment to me that I must tell you what you have to do. I am forced to do it. Ha! Cursed be the hour in which I first took possession of this vile wretch.

"I find little pleasure in thy prating," answered the bishop. "There are witnesses enough here. Those whom you have mentioned are not necessary. Depart! then; give glory to God. Depart – go to the flames of hell!"

"Yes, I shall depart, but not today. I know full well that I must depart. My sentence is passed; I am compelled to leave."

"I care not for thy jabbering," said the bishop, "I shall expel thee by the power of God: by the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ."

"Yes, I must yield to you," shrieked the demon wildly. "It tortures me that I must give you this honor."

The bishop now took the Blessed Sacrament in his hand, and held it close to the face of the possessed woman. At last, Satan was compelled to flee once more. The next morning, after the procession was ended, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was offered up as usual. During the consecration, the possessed woman was twice raised over six feet into the air, and then fell back heavily upon the platform. As the bishop, just before the Pater Noster, took the Sacred Host once more in his hand, and raised it with the chalice, the possessed woman was again whisked into the air, carrying with her the keepers, fifteen in number, at least six feet above the platform; and, after a while, she fell heavily back on the ground.

At this sight, all present were filled with amazement and terror. A German Protestant named Voske fell on his knees; he burst into tears; he was converted. "Ah!" cried he, "I now believe firmly that the devil really possesses this poor creature. I believe that it is really the body and blood of Jesus Christ which expels him. I believe firmly. I will no longer remain a Protestant." After Mass, the exorcism began as usual.

"Now, at last," said the bishop, "thou must depart. Away with thee, evil spirit!"

"Yes," said Satan, "it is true that I must depart, but not yet. I will not go before the hour is come in which I first took possession of this wretched creature."

At last the bishop took the Sacred Host in his hand, and said: "In the name of the adorable Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost – in the name of the sacred body of Jesus Christ here present – I command thee, wicked spirit, to depart."

"Yes, yes, it is true!" shrieked the demon wildly; "It is true. It is the body of God. I must confess it, for I am forced to do so. Ha! It tortures me that I must confess this, but I must. I speak the truth only when I am forced to do it. The truth is not from me. It comes from my Lord and Master. I have entered this body by the permission of God."

The bishop now held the Blessed Sacrament close to the face of the possessed woman. The demon writhed in fearful agony. He tried in every way to escape from the presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. At length a black smoke was seen issuing from the mouth of Nicola. She fell into a swoon, and was restored to consciousness only by means of the Blessed Sacrament. The eighth of February, the day appointed by God on which Satan was to leave Nicola forever, arrived at last. After the solemn procession, the bishop began the last exorcism.

"I shall not ask thee any longer," said the bishop to Satan, "when thou intendest to leave, I will expel thee instantly by the power of the living God, and by the precious Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, His beloved Son, here present in the Sacrament of the Altar."

"Ha, yes!" shrieked the demon. "I confess that the Son of God is here really and truly present. He is my Lord and Master. It tortures me to confess it, but I am forced to do so." Then he repeated several times, with a wild, unearthly howl: "Yes, it is true. I must confess it. I am forced to leave, by the power of God's body here present. I must – I must depart. It torments me that I must go so soon, and that I must confess this truth. But this truth is not from me; it comes from my Lord and Master, who has sent me hither, and who commands and compels me to confess the truth publicly."

The bishop then took the Blessed Sacrament in his hand, and, holding it on high, he said, with a solemn voice: "O thou wicked, unclean spirit, Beelzebub! Thou arch-enemy of the eternal God! Behold, here present, the precious Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, thy Lord and Master! I adjure thee, in the name and by the power of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, true God and true man, who is here present; I command thee to depart instantly and forever from this creature of God. Depart to the deepest depth of hell, there to be tormented forever. Go forth, unclean spirit, go forth – behold here thy Lord and Master!"

At these solemn words, and at the sight of our sacramental Lord, the poor possessed woman writhed fearfully. Her limbs cracked as if every bone in her body were breaking. The fifteen strong men who held her, could scarcely keep her back. They staggered from side to side; they were covered with perspiration. Satan tried to escape from the presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. The mouth of Nicola was wide open, her tongue hung down below her chin, her face was shockingly swollen and distorted. Her color changed from yellow to green, and became even gray and blue, so that she no longer looked like a human being; it was rather the face of a hideous, incarnate demon. All present trembled with terror, especially when they heard the wild cry of the demon, which sounded like the loud roar of a wild bull. They fell on their knees, and with tears in their eyes, began to cry out: "Jesus, have mercy!"

The bishop continued to urge Satan. At last the evil spirit departed, and Nicola fell back senseless into the arms of her keepers. She still, however, remained shockingly distorted. In this state she was shown to the judges, and to all the people present; she was rolled up like a ball. The bishop now fell on his knees, in order to give her the Blessed Sacrament as usual. But see! Suddenly the demon returns, wild with rage, endeavors to seize the hand of the bishop, and even tries to grasp the Blessed Sacrament itself. The bishop starts back; Nicola is carried into the air and the bishop rises from his knees, trembling with terror and pale as death.

The good bishop takes courage again; he pursues the demon, holding the Blessed Sacrament in his hand, till at length the demon, overcome by the power of Our Lord's sacred body, goes forth amidst smoke, and lightning, and thunder. Thus was the demon at length expelled forever, on Friday afternoon, at three o'clock, the same day and hour on which Our Lord triumphed over hell by His ever-blessed death.

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Nicola was now completely cured; she could move her left arm with the greatest ease. She fell on her knees and thanked God, as well as the good bishop, for all he had done for her. The people wept for joy, and sang hymns of praise and thanksgiving in honor of our dear Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. On all sides were heard the exclamations: "Oh, what a great miracle! Oh, thank God that I witnessed it! Who is there now that can doubt of the real presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Altar!" Many a Protestant also said: "I believe now in the presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament; I have seen with my eyes! I will remain a Calvinist no longer. Accursed be those who have hitherto kept me in error! Oh, now I can understand what a good thing is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass!"

A solemn Te Deum was intoned; the organ pealed forth and the bells rung forth a merry chime. The whole city was filled with joy.

This great triumph of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament over Satan occurred in the presence of more than 150,000 people, in the presence of the ecclesiastical and civil authorities of the city, of Protestants and Catholics alike. I have published a lengthy account of this extraordinary affair in a little volume entitled "Triumph of the Blessed Sacrament." These facts are well authenticated by the accounts published in various languages – French, Italian, Spanish, and German, as I have shown on pages 13, 14, and 15 of the above-mentioned little volume.

Chapter 5 of the book The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass by Fr. Michael Muller, C.SS.R. (Imprimatur: Archbishop McClosky, New York - 1884); published by TAN Books & Publishers.

Chaper 5 can be viewed here as well



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If sexual harassment is defined as "unwelcome attention," then possession may be defined as "unwelcome intrusion of interference by a spirit into one's thoughts, will and/or body."

Anyone can be a victim of evil spirits or demonic possession. Even very religious and prayerful persons have been known to be possessed.

Modern western psychology and psychiatry do not consider demonic possession to be a clinical reality. However, more enlightened practitioners and researchers now feel that certain types of psychosis (such as schizophrenia), or any sudden or radical change in behavior, can be signs of spirit possession.

What kinds of spirits do this? Why do they possess the living? What is their purpose?

This is how Brad Steiger, a well-known prolific American psychic researcher and author explains it:

"Current modalities of the universe maintain that energy can never be destroyed. Therefore, it is reasoned, even though we may discard our bodies at death, the Soul energy that we have created during our lifetime exists even after we have died. At death, this psychic energy force separates itself from the body and begins a new existence on the spirit level.

"A number of parapsychologists have declared that there may be very little difference between the two worlds. The electromagnetic structure of the soul continues to have the same habits, thoughts, memories, feelings and flaws as existing in the physical plane.

"Thus, if a person has spent his entire existence in pursuit of pleasure, the psychic soul personality will experience the same mediumistic drives after death. He will attempt to return to all his old, pleasurable places.

"Think of the tremendous, unresolved shock when someone dies unexpectedly and enters the spirit world. And if there were additional negative factors, such as a feud left unsettled, an old score left unpaid, an argument left unresolved, then that spirit might hunger to return to the physical world and obtain vengeance."

Such a negative and earthbound spirit may seek to attach itself to a susceptible person and make him or her do things unnatural to and against his or her will. Such spirits become parasites.


REN SE.com explains (above) how demons exist and how they can cause so much evil and so many problems in the world and in the human body and mind.

RENSE.com also examines how to avoid being possessed by making guidlines of prevention that basically hit everything on the head of the nail:

According to another researcher, clinical psychologist Edith Fiore, over 50 percent of those confined in mental hospitals in the United States are not insane but victims of spirit possession. I wonder what would be the estimated percentage in Philippine hospitals. Considering our people's greater sensitivity to spirit forces and poor diagnostic procedures, perhaps the percentage of possessed individuals confined in mental hospitals here is greater.

1. Have a positive, cheerful attitude. Since on the mental and spirit plane "like attracts like," a positive attitude will attract positive and benign spirits to you.

2. Maintain harmony and balance in your mind, body and spirit. Keep your emotional side especially in check and not prone to outbursts of anger.

3. Avoid being in the company of highly negative people or going to negative places. Negative individuals can sap your energy and drain you, thereby making spirit possession easier. The same in places with negative or earthbound spirits, for example, hospitals, cemeteries, wakes or haunted houses.

4. Remember you have free will. You are the master of your own life and destiny. Do not allow another entity to conquer or over-power your will. Remember even God respects our will and will not do anything to go against it. Only evil spirits try to overpower our will. Do not succumb to such attempts. Assert your will over any other entity and command it to "Begone!"

5. Carry protective or sacred objects with you. If you are a Christian, you may carry with you some powerful religious objects that you believe in. For example, St. Benedict's medal, which was specially charged or blessed by an authorized Benedictine Priest, can help protect you against demonic possession. If you believe in quartz crystals or amulets, have one specially blessed or charged by a competent person to protect you.

6. Practice discernment. If an evil spirit is present, you can sense this. Your body will react in a different way compared to the presence of a good spirit. Learn to distinguish them. Discernment is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit according to St. Paul.



posted on May, 31 2009 @ 07:33 PM
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Ladies and gentlemen. Here is a house blessing prayer that may come in handy:



House Blessing


God bless the corners of this house,

And be the lintel blest;

And bless the hearth and bless the board

And bless each place of rest;

And bless each door that opens wide

To strangers and to kin;

And bless each crystal window pane

That lets the starlight in;

And bless the rooftree overhead

And every sturdy wall,

The peace of man, the peace of God,

The peace of love on all.

Author Unknown


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posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 03:28 AM
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...just adding some links from a local News story...

Recently a Court Trial has began around a death resulting from a supposed 'exorcism'.
The person who died was supposedly subject to a demonic possession as part of a curse relating to the theft of a object.

STORY
...also, check out the 'Related Links' on the lefthand side down the page...has many other stories concerning this trial, the death/manslaughter/murder (depending on your perspective of it) of the person supposedly possessed.


The people on trial...well, some of them...supposedly claim knowledge of these things - one even seems to purport to be what my culture terms 'Tohunga' (Healer/Spiritual Healer).

Personally:
I don't doubt there was spiritual influence at work here...won't get into reason for that just yet...but I certainly also believe that this person died due to people claiming power they had no right to claim.
People self-appointing to *titles* such as Tohunga they had no right to bestow.

Essentially I believe what happened here was that its a case of 'just enough *knowledge* to be dangerous'...of people claiming 'status' and 'ability' which they didn't have...and then biting off a whole lot more than they could chew, choking on it and panicing.

End result - someone died.


Now - coming from the culture of those on trial...coming from that cultural perspective/experience they are claiming...I can say without a shadow of a doubt crap like that ain't how its done.

So much water than it saturated an entire house? So much water the person was effectively drowned?

Ridiculous.


This case to me highlights the dangers that exist...particularly so for those who go where they don't have the shoes to tread.

Others may see it as highlighting the real dangers of people believeing in this rubbish and so ending up dead....

...I guess it comes down to perspectives and experiences...



Peace.



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