I was recently talking to a friend of mine who seemed to be quite disturbed. I asked him what the matter was and he told me that someone had cast a spell of black magic or witchcraft on his daughter. He was too embarrassed to say this to anyone or to seek help. I probed further and he confessed that there was a lot of unexplained activity going on in his home as well. After dark his daughter would start acting weird and start screaming and cursing at her parents. During the day she was absolutely fine, just as if nothing was wrong with her. As soon as the sun set she would turn yellow and her eyes would roll up. They were in a sad situation and they had nowhere to go. I then asked him if there was any similar cases in his family in the past. I was absolutely shocked when he said that he had faced the same problems when he was young. Many people had said that he had lost his mind. Some priests and religious people believed that he had been possessed by a demon. I offered to help. Even though I had left this field a couple of years ago I still felt Continue reading
This is the definition of the word “exorcism” according to the Catholic Encyclopedia.
Exorcism is (1) the act of driving out, or warding off, demons, or evil spirits, from persons, places, or things, which are believed to be possessed or infested by them, or are liable to become victims or instruments of their malice; (2) the means employed for this purpose, especially the solemn and authoritative adjuration of the demon, in the name of God, or any of the higher power in which he is subject.
The word, which is not itself biblical, is derived from exorkizo, which is used in the Septuagint (Genesis 24:3 = cause to swear; III(I) Kings 22:16 = adjure), and in Matthew 26:63, by the high priest to Christ, “I adjure thee by the living God. . .” The non-intensive horkizo and the noun exorkistes (exorcist) occur in Acts 19:13, where the latter (in the plural) is applied to certain strolling Jews who professed to be able to cast out demons. Expulsion by adjuration is, therefore, the primary meaning of exorcism, and when, as in Christian usage, this adjuration is in the name of God or of Christ, exorcism is a strictly religious act or rite. But in ethnic religions, and even among the Jews from the time when there is evidence of its being vogue, exorcism as an act of religion is largely Continue reading
We see a lot of kids these days who play with ouija boards and take interest in the paranormal. The latter according to me is fine but playing with an ouija board can do some serious damage. Basically, when a person uses an ouija board he communicates with the spirits of the dead to get a few questions answered. The problem arises when, instead of a human spirit, a demon manifests itself. Now it’s easy to ask a human spirit to leave when you are done playing but that is not the case with a demon entity. Once a demon is in, Continue reading
I am greatly drawn to the paranormal. When I was younger I got into researching the paranormal just for the heck of it. Just to see what I could find. I used to be very scared of ghosts and the dark. Whenever I did something wrong my dad would punish me by making me stand out in our backyard that faced a patch of woods. It was really scary and to top it off, my dad used to fall asleep, forgetting to ask me to get back to my bed. My punishment usually started around ten at night and could go on for practically the whole night. I started getting used to the dark and didn’t care if there was anything out there or not. One day I got real curious when I heard some strange sounds coming from the woods. I could feel someone watching me. I was 14 at the time of this incident. I didn’t want to wake up my dad as he would be furious, so I strained my eyes in the dark, trying to see where that noise was coming from. I knew that my dad was fast asleep, so I took a few steps out toward the source of the noise. Continue reading