In this article, I use the word ‘demon’ to mean an evil, malevolent, oppressing spiritual entity, which torments, scares, induces negative activities from or burdens an individual. I do not believe ALL disembodied energies and spirits should automatically be considered evil.
Modern Exorcism is More Scientific Than You May Think.
When The Exorcist came out the day after Christmas in 1973, it was a first introduction to Catholic exorcism for many, as well as a first look into manifestations of demonic display. People were afraid of the dark after watching that movie and rushed to churches to devote their full attention to Christ for divine protection. Now society finds itself in a mental health crisis as Chiron traverses through Aries (representing the head with all of its components) and many are asking, “should we call a priest or a psychiatrist?”
Even in the 70s, all requests for exorcism had to be investigated, and if you did not have time for that, you could find a southern COGIC church on Sunday afternoon around 2:30 pm est and they’d take care of it. In fact I have heard stories, from the horses mouth, tell how a good healer could sober up alcoholics and cure drug addiction. However there is no timeframe recorded for how long the process took so nobody knows whether or not the church service was so long that the person actually had time to sober up. The fact that they never again picked up a bottle or pack of cigarettes does give credence to their claim of a miraculous deliverance, even with the issue being listed scientifically as a mental health problem, which usually requires rehab.
In modern times, medical doctors are surely called upon by priests so that physical and mental evaluations can be done prior to and during any rites being performed. This is to ensure that no physical malady is overlooked, which could end in death and lawsuits as in the case of the infamous exorcism of Anneliese Michelle who inspired the movie The Exorcism of Emily Rose.
In the old days, the local villager who exhibited signs of mental illness could easily be named the Shaman within the community — such is not the case in modern times within urban communities. We also know that Christian pastors have battled addictions, depression, suicidal ideations and the like so Christianity is not a guarantee of immunity from mental health issues.
In this brief article, researched processes determining demonic possession vs mental health crisis will be evaluated and presented for your reflection and comments.Continue reading Demonic Possession or Mental Illness: How Can You Tell?
Manipulative People are Very Dangerous Indeed. Let’s Deal with Narcissists First.
Do you interact with someone who is controlling, authoritative or narcissistic? They can be this way overall or in one or two general areas where you feel your common sense, sensible opinions and desires are ignored completely. You probably know what an authoritarian is, however you may not know the definition of a narcissist. According to the Mayo clinic, here are some characteristics of a narcissist:Continue reading How to Save Yourself From Gaslighters and People Who Unfairly Challenge Your Good Common Sense
Fear is the Residue of Pain and Disappointment.
We fear what hurts us. Many of us have experienced times when situations that are seemingly beyond our control have caused pain. It usually happens early in life and sets up subconscious constructs that we should run or fight if anything like it ever appears again. This is how fear begins. Continue reading How to Handle Fear
I am not a medical doctor, however these are suggestions and insights I am presenting to you.
Humanity is Only a Few Steps Away From Pure Animal.
The DNA proves it. We hear about it all the time in the news. People stealing kids and women like they are still back in the caveman days. People lose their heads sometimes and go into fight or flight — someone ends up dead, however the perpetrator has no clue what really happened because they went black. The church calls it demonic possession, but all is energy so everyone is possessed with something. Continue reading Creative Ways to Deal with Anger
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In this post I have done a video to give my thoughts on the recent gun debate, views I’ve not heard from others so please lend me your eyes and ears and listen with an open heart at this point of view and understand that it is not to uphold, defend or criticize any particular race or socio-economic group…..it’s just a point of view. Enjoy: