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