We are told to edify others. This means just that! GOD has many hands working HIS Plan. That’s what we are…extended hands.
So, this week…I want to showcase a fellow brethren.
Some people don’t know the scope of which the supernatural work, while others have extreme knowledge of the darkness which works around in and around us.
First, let me say…I believe in possession 1000%! I also believe that Believer’s CAN be possessed. The Holy Spirit told me that a demon first begins it’s descent within your body then as it gains control over your mind, body and physical aspects…it then gains control of the spirit due to the fact that it (most of the time) has been given access by means of your actions. Ex: playing with a Ouija Board. You’ve given evil spirits legal rights to enter you when you delve into the spiritual world, such as the occult.
Some people have other ideas and I wanted to make my stance absolutely clear.
Hello. My name is Paul Dale Roberts, demonologist and occult investigator. That is one of the perks of being a writer, I can basically give myself any title that I want. But, let me digress. Why would I call myself a demonogist? Have I ever exorcised a demon out of a possessed person? The answer is ‘no’. Have I ever investigated a demonic home? The answer is ‘no’. But, I will tell you I do know something about demons and in this article I will take you down the road of demonology. Some of our greatest demonologists have had failed attempts of exorcism or identifying a demon for that matter. Failed attempts that actually lead to death. But, we’ll talk about that later. Where did this term demon come from?
Homer used the term demons and gods more or less interchangeably. Demons were thought of as intermediaries between men and gods. Some people even thought that demons were once men, while others thought that demons were once angels and that they followed Lucifer in his coup against God and were banished to Earth. We now think of demons as malignant spirits that are here to do us harm. To be a good demonologist, here are some steps in identifying certain demonic attributes, let’s look over them.
When a human is inhabited or ‘taken over’ by a demon. A possessed human will have no control over their own will. Most cases of demon possession have been diagnosed as mental illness. The Catholic Church in the shadow of Josephus is known to identify and exorcise real demoniacal possession.
Demon Influence of Mankind:
Most people felt demonic activity increased during the rise of Nazism and World War II. According to many spiritual leaders, demons set the motion for events with groups like the Peoples’ Temple and David Koresh’s cult. The main goal of demons is the ability to turn mankind from God and lead us down to destruction, such as the mass suicide done through poisoned Kool-Aid event in Guyana under the influence of Reverend Jim Jones or the Waco destruction that David Koresh initiated when confronted by the ATF and the FBI. From the 70s to the 80s, strange murders were taking place on the US Eastern states in which the suspects were telling the police that God told them to commit murder. Many people believe that what these murderers saw or heard, was not God or an angel, but was a demon in disguise of God or an angel and would influence the suspect to commit random murder.
Bringing Demons into Our Lives:
Demons live in an outworldly realm and they need a portal to enter our own reality. Many people believe a portal can be opened with the use of an Ouija Board. Other portals could be in our own being, paranoid schizophrenia could be a link to altered mental states that may be connected to a strong psychic ability, such as LSD took many people in an altered state of consciousness that may open an inner portal within ourselves, that may allow a demon to inhabit our bodies. Interdimensional portals are not always for demons as in the case of the Skin Walker Ranch in Utah. This is portal that opened up near this Utah ranch that brought in UFOs, appearances of huge otherworldly creatures, a bulletproof werewolf, flying orbs of light that have dazzling maneuverability. This portal brought on poltergeist activity and even vanishing and mutilated cattle. So-called experts claim that perhaps the UFOs are interested in the Gilsonite deposits near and around that ranch, but that doesn’t explain away the bullet-proof werewolf that appeared. The last wolf in Utah was killed in 1929. The family that lived on the Skin Walker ranch were terrorized by the entities that seem to be flowing from this portal. Perhaps the legend of American Indians that were known to be skin walkers or shapeshifters, that inhabited the area around this ranch were influenced by this mystical portal into the unknown. It makes you think that all things paranormal may just be connected, because even demons seemed to make their appearance from the portal at Skin Walker Ranch. Perhaps portals into the unknown can lead us like some Stargate, into other dimensional realities where energy beings, werewolves, demons and aliens may exist.
Let’s take a look at a list of demons, this is only a partial list, there are many other type of demons in existence.
- Incubi and Succubi – who stimulate lust and perversion
- Acham – the demon of Thursday
- Alrinach – demon of shipwrecks
- Alocer – demon of astrology
- Any – the presiding demon of Hell
- Anamalech – the demon of bad news
- Andras – the demon of discord
- Aquiel – the demon of Sunday
- Arachula – evil spirit of the air
- Ardad – demon that leads travelers astray
- Ascaroth – demon of spies and informers
- Asmodeus – The Destroyer, mentioned in Book of Tobias
- Astaroth – one of the Chief devils
- Baal – One of the great demons
- Bechard – the demon of tempests
- Bechet – demon of Friday
- Behemoth – demon of animal strength
- Belial – demon for the Sidonians
- Beezebub – one of the Princes of Hell
- Braathwaate – demon of Ignorance
- Bucon – the demon of hatred
- Byleth – one of the Kings of Hell
- Cheitan – demon of smoke
- Familiars – they assist witches
- Fates – are known to alter destiny
- Lanithro – demon of the air
- Leges – demon of Hypocrisy
- Lsun-Tgotret – spirit of adultery
- Lucipher – light bearer
- Marching Hordes – who bring about war
- Mastiphal – one of the Princes of Darkness
- Nightmares – they are known to disturb our sleep with visions of horror
- Poltergeists – mischievous spirits. (Note: some paranormal investigators do not believe poltergeists are demons. They believe poltergeists manifest from projected energy from a child going through puberty stages)
- Saalah – demon that lures you into the woods
- Tenebrion – Spirit of darkness
- Verdelet – demon who carries witches to the Sabbath
The demons that are associated with the Seven Deadly Sins are:
- Lucifer – Pride
- Mammon – Avarice
- Asmodeus – Lust
- Satan – Anger
- Beelzebub – Gluttony
- Leviathan – Envy
- Belphegor – Vanity and Sloth
UFOs, Demons And Angels
Some Ufologists and religious leaders associate UFOs with angels and demons. Even Billy Graham thought that perhaps UFOs could be angels. It appears that aliens are aware of our aura and what we may call heaven. Take for example, the famous case of the alien abduction of Betty Andreasson. One of the aliens that abducted her told her that her real home is a world of light, where the ‘One’ resides. The alien continued to say that all humans will experience this world. If this alien was aware of a world of light, wouldn’t this alien also know about a world of darkness that perhaps demons live at? The alien claimed that humans are interdimensional beings, because we enter this reality through birth and leave this reality through death. Another abductee claims her alien abductor said we are only mere vessels that harbor a living energy entity, which could be interpreted as our souls.
How can we identify demon activity?
- The appearance of black smoke, black mist or black fog
- The odd behavior of occupants that live in a demonic haunted home. Such as defecation or urination around the home. Unusual vomiting activity by occupants. Strange behavior and abnormal cursing by occupants. Convulsions, unusual shaking, eyes out of focus
- Objects around the home being violently thrown around
- Extreme anger and hatred felt by one of the occupants of the home
- Domestic violence within the household
Main Purpose of Demon that is Haunting a Home
- To create chaos and discord with the family
- To break up the family unit
- To turn the family away from God and their beliefs
Getting Rid Of Demons
The best way to cast out a demon from a home, is to contact your church. Methods used are:
- Encircling the possessed occupant and placing your hand on their body. Pray for a ‘hedge of protection’ for this person. A hedge of protection that will bring on angels to this home that will chase out any demon spirits.
- Placing religious paraphernalia throughout the home. Figurines and images of angels should be placed strategically throughout your home.
- Bless the home with your preacher or priest with holy water and the burning of sage. The family leader should initiate the prayer throughout each room of the house and lead the demon towards an exit of the home. Your clergyman should suggest what prayers should be read.
- People of the Catholic faith, make the sign of the cross, they call upon their faith and demand the evil entity to leave their home and go back to where it came from, in the name of God.
- Call upon God and his Army of Angels to protect your home through prayer.
Successful exorcisms of demons have been performed by John Paul II three times in 1978, 1982 and the year 2000. Jesus is known to have cast out demons on six separate occasions.
There have been failures, I won’t even mention the Salem Witch Trials or the Spanish Inquisition, but I will talk about Anneliese Michel who died in 1976.
Anneliese had epilepsy and the family stopped her treatment for this disease and consulted their church. The Catholic Church did an exorcism that lead to Anneliese’s death, she died of malnutrition. The parents and the priests were charged with negligent homicide, which inspired the movie ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’.
Another failure was Maricica Irina Cornici. She was chained up to a cross for 3 days by her Orthodox priest and 4 nuns. The Orthodox priest and 4 nuns were charged with murder in Romania.
Some of our greatest minds were influenced by demons. Take Leonardo da Vinci, he was influenced by Lucifer the light bearer, the personification of the Morning Star. Yes, Leonardo followed the old Luciferan way, which influenced his paintings, as legend has it.
A case of mass demonic possession occurred in Loudun, Vienne in France, in the year 1634. The nuns were taken over by erotomania. They screamed out blasphemies and started displaying their genitalia. The demons that were blamed in this mass hysteria were Balan, Iscaron, Leviathan and Behemoth.
The sons of Adam should never consult or speak of the Necronomicon, because lustful and angry demons surround us and we should always hold onto our faith in case we are ever confronted by a demonic entity. Demonic activity in a home is a rarity and from the 40 plus investigations I have been on, I have never witnessed or been involved in a demonic investigation or cleansing of a home. H.P.I. (Haunted and Paranormal Investigations) of Northern California will investigate all things considered paranormal. We will not scoff or ignore any claims of demonic hauntings. We are here to seek the truth and if you feel you are a victim of a demonic haunting, please do not hesitate to call us.
Paul Dale Roberts, HPI & Haunted America Tours Ghostwriter, Ghosthunter
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HISTORY OF THE BELIEF OF DEMONS
Sons of Perdition; Lords of Fire
The origins of the belief of demons among the ancient societies of the world have been shrouded in mystery and it is uncertain just exactly where the concept started, though a good start would be with the Persian and Assyrian empires… some of the most ancient civilizations that we are aware of today.
Nearly every culture that has been recorded in the history of mankind has had some form or variation of demonic belief. Today the most widely recognized aspects of demonology are derived from Judaic, Christian and Catholic sources. Many archaic stereotypes presented within these religions, as well as the prolific historical inaccuracies long associated with fictional print and media, persist in spite of evidence to the contrary.
Most people today imagine short horns, leathery bat-like wings, long pointy tails and menacing pitchforks to be the common accepted image of demons in general, and Satan in specific. However, this is a far cry from how demons were presented in the past.
Initially, in many of the most ancient cultures of the past, demons were seen as having the capacity for both good and evil. The origin of the word demon, in fact, may have come from Indo-European sources and simply meant ‘Celestial Body’.
There has often been confusion when regarding Devils and Demons in many Orthodox traditions. A Devil is an entity who usually fights a goodly and divine authority for control of existence. Many such battles will be settled in an ‘End of Time’ scenario where the forces of good vanquish the forces of evil.
Demons are much like Angels in that they are lesser beings who are usually under the authority of the prevailing Devil. They are always malevolent in nature, and seek to torment humans with their dark and wicked ways. The means by which they wreak havoc are threefold:
#1: In spiritual form they whisper evil thoughts into a person’s mind, trying to corrupt them to do wrong.
#2: In spiritual form they restlessly wander the earth and torment others with their mere appearance.
#3: They actually possess someone and control their actions, usually causing them to harm others, or at the very least, themselves. This is called ‘Possession’, and even today it wreaks fear in many just by even mentioning it.
More on Demons:
Dealing With Demons
Demons an evocative word, to be sure, and one we’re all familiar with. In our modern age, it almost seems paradoxical that the spiritually minded hears about more and more ordinary people having run-ins with these legendary entities, and yet this seems to be the case. Perhaps it’s due to our increased ability to communicate and hear news from increasingly far-flung areas of society’s perhaps there are no more demonic encounters than there ever have been, we’re just hearing about ones we wouldn’t have in the past. Or maybe the troubled times in which we live has given rise to an increase in demonic activity.
No matter what the cause, dealing with demons is something we very well may have to do at some point in our lives. Just like so many things in life, there are good and bad ways of dealing with these experiences, and the choices we make can make the difference between a temporary inconvenience and a terrifyingly life-shattering encounter with the unknown. Read – Dealing With Demons
Have the house blessed by a priest and ask him to bless all the rooms in the house with holy water. This will, for the short term, solve your problems. However this spirit will come back in about couple of months after the blessing very pissed off. Donďż˝t be surprised if paranormal activity increases during this period.
The next cause of action you must take is to ask the church for an exorcism to take place in your house forcing the spirit out of your home. In nearly all situations this method has been a great success. But to get the church to conduct this you will need proof of the spirit so get in touch with a group of paranormal investigators or a medium and get them to document what has been happening. – Read How To Deal With A Demon
How To Get Rid Of Demons
I’m posting this because, while no one has all the answers, I’ve seen too many posts of people asking for help from terrifying situations and not really receiving a solid answer in many cases. People sometimes arrive at the forum when they’ve searched and searched for help and have not been able to find any solutions any where else.
And, while I am not claiming to have all the answers, I just know that I’ve dealt with some pretty evil things in my life and have had to get rid of them and this has worked for me. Unless you’ve lived with evil and felt scared in your own home, you can’t know how bad it can be. Read – How To Get Rid Of Demons
The Hitchhiking Demon
First let me say, that although I’ve lived with spirits, demons and supernatural occurrences all my life, I differentiate between them like this a spirit or a ghost is pretty harmless, although they may be quite aggravating and even frightening to some, they’re generally fairly calm and almost peaceful. A demon on the other hand, is pure evil and out to hurt someone.
I know there’s all kinds of terms for different types of entities, poltergeists etc, but I tend to categorize them in one of the two either spirit or demon! I have never felt the need to know the exact technical name for any type of supernatural being I’ve dealt with. The reason I’m writing this is because the things I’m about to tell you about may not have been what most people would call a demon… Read – The Hitchhiking Demon
Another thing that is usually representative of demons in nearly every culture; they are usually grotesque in appearance, and more than likely half animal at least.
Perhaps one of the greater influences in restoring interest in demons and their study in the mid-20th century was Anton LaVey, the author of the Satanic Bible and the founder of the Church of Satan. LaVey believed that Christianity was a repressed religion, and the true power of Satanic belief was the lack of limits imposed on the believer. LaVey believed that man ought to have the supreme choice over his life, not a God, or any god.
Damned by the gods; feared by man; demons have made their home on earth, and they’re here to stay.
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