While most people tried to prevent demon possession if they could, once a person came under the influence of demons, an exorcism was the only remedy. In ancient times, the local exorcist was both a priest and a doctor. They were the intermediaries between the victims and the divine and had an arsenal of weapons to combat evil spirits. Here are some of the components of a … [Read more...]
Many religious traditions believe that humans can be controlled by demonic forces. The symptoms of demon possession are often described as a dramatic change in personality, amnesia, or sudden illness or injury inflicted on the possessed. Read articles about demon possession below.
With so many types of demons wrecking havoc on human lives, the Babylonians, Assyrians and early Jews concocted numerous ways to deal with their menacing foes. Common ways people protected themselves included carrying around an amulet such as a ring or inscribing various symbols or numbers on tablets or discs. Later Jewish rituals were similar. They would hang aloes or … [Read more...]
Virtually all cultures have believed in good and evil spirits at some point. The belief dates back to Babylonian and Assyrian religions, predating Judaism. There are generally 2 types of evil spirits: Departed human spirits - Spirits of humans that died were thought to haunt the living. These spirits could be friendly or hostile, depending on the nature of their death or … [Read more...]
A reader asks: I have a question I have a friend who pretends that she has inside her the demons Astaroth, Gaap and Amon and she wants to get rid of them how can this be done and she wants to know why is this happening to her she is a 16-year old girl and she needs someone's help. Personally, I don't think it's uncommon for people to believe they've been possessed by demons. … [Read more...]
On the message board, we get numerous stories of people that wake up but can't move. Often, they see things, hear voices, and/or feel an evil presence near or on top of them. And no matter how hard they try, they can't move a muscle. Feeling trapped, they lie there hoping to survive. This week, sciencenews.org published a story on this not so uncommon phenomenon. I don't … [Read more...]