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A Growing Epidemic of Demonic Possession.
June 17, 2018
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DEMONS really are possessing people, warns psychiatrist, as pure evil sweeps over humanity

 

Sunday, June 10, 2018 by: Ethan Huff

(Natural News) An Ivy League-educated psychiatrist is convinced that there’s a growing epidemic of demonic possession in the world today, and that most everyday people now recognize the dark reality of this scary situation.

Dr. Richard Gallagher, who boasts degrees from both Princeton University and Yale University, says that, despite conflicting opinions within mainstream medical science, demonic possession is both real and rampant.

With 25 years of experience under his belt as a private psychiatrist that compliments his two teaching positions at both New York Medical College and Columbia University, Dr. Gallagher believes he holds a unique vantage point in discerning between human and non-human, or satanic, behavior.

He’s also a highly sought-after professional of such things in cases where a determination is being made about the possible need for an exorcism. Having evaluated hundreds of cases of possible demonic possession towards this end, Dr. Gallagher is certain that the phenomenon is legitimate and pressing.

He insinuated to The Telegraph (United Kingdom) during a recent interview that demons know full well how to trick human beings because they possess far more advanced cognitive faculties. They routinely use these mental “smarts” to control the humans they possess, causing many of them to commit atrocities and other evils against other people and lifeforms.

“They’re very, very smart,” Dr. Gallagher is quoted as saying about the beings that occupy the demonic realm. “The intelligence level of a fallen angel, which is what I call them, is far superior to human beings.”

Roman Catholic Church seeing huge uptick in cases of demonic possession

Dr. Gallagher’s sentiments align with other recent reports about rising demand for exorcisms in the Roman Catholic Church. The Vatican actually held a training courseearlier this year to teach exorcist priests how to handle this influx of demon-possessed humans.

Pope Francis has also commented on the phenomenon, explaining to his followers that Satan is, indeed, “a real being” who’s “roaming the earth to devour souls like a lion.” He wrote back in April that people shouldn’t assume that the devil is just some myth, representation, symbol, figure of speech, or idea. Doing this causes people to let down their guard, he claims, making all of us “more vulnerable.”

Francis also says that priests “should not hesitate” to send people who are suffering from “genuine spiritual disturbances” to exorcists. The Rite of Exorcism, he says, is a “delicate and necessary ministry” that should be undertaken with “great care and great prudence.”

According to data from the United States, the number of priests trained in performing exorcisms has increased from a mere 12 about a decade ago to 50 – a more than 300 percent increase. This dramatic jump shouldn’t be ignored, says Dr. Gallagher, who while he’s not alone in his opinions is among a small few who are willing to talk about it professionally.

“There are many other psychiatrists and mental health care professionals who do what I do – perhaps not to the scope that I do – who seem hesitant to speak out,” Dr. Gallagher says. “That’s what gives my work some singularity. That I have had so much experience and that I am willing to speak out. I feel an obligation to speak out. I think that I should.”

At the same time, Dr. Gallagher warns that it’s important to determine without any doubt that a person actually has a real demon before recommending that he or she visit an exorcist.

“There is very strict criteria for determining the person’s problem,” he warns. “I am not just intuiting. I’m dealing with it from a very scientific point of view.”

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Yahoo.com

Telegraph.co.uk

NaturalNews.com

June 17, 2018
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This is very interesting, I've been wondering if possession and abductions are related.I wonder if a person implanted and acting under someone elses instructions, would appear the same way? Would the two be discernable? Are they the same experience?

Many people have told me that in order to stop the abductions I need to project mentally that they have no power here, no authority. Could an exorcism be another person proclaiming it for them?

Again, I must say, this is just query, I'm not attacking anyone.

It's better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction. H.S.

June 17, 2018
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Thank you very much for your reply. 

I have always felt all humans have a built in alarm system when comes to something that is truly Demonic. For example I do not know if this is absolutely true or not, a group of scientists in Antarctica were so scared of what they experienced they left all their equipment behind them. Like them if I'm scared I'm not going to hang around to check and find out whether this evil entity is under the control of someone else or find out to see how they will react to my mental projections.

In such a scenario my mental projection would be "I am scared as hell and I'm going to run like crazy away from you." I realize some of you might say I am a "chicken."  Just like the famous philosopher once said "it is better to be a live chicken than a dead one." 

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June 18, 2018
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Where does demonic possession begin or end, in the realm of mental illness or insanity? Is total insanity and being totally possessed the same, or religions labeling mental illness wrong?  We all have free will, and if you use it for evil acts, and your mind knows right from wrong, do you blame it all on the devil? The insanity defence in our courts defines knowing right from wrong, by certain acts, that an insane person would not do.  Is that demonic possession, or a mind that is unable to control itself from a psychotic diagnosis?  Every type of insanity does not also include evil or demonic acts to others, such as being catatonic or other conditions. 

June 18, 2018
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This isn't demonic possession.  It is drug addiction.  I was in a big shop once where the first thing they warned me of was the drug situation.  Half the workers were stoned out on something and could act as crazy as hell.  The company did not do anything about it until someone pulled out a gun and started shooting.  And as for doctors, some of them are big users as well because they have access to all sorts  of drugs.  Abductions are not demonic possession either although a lot of the skeptics might like to say that.

When you can go out and see the universe, who wants to go look at a Russian submarine? (Melvin C. Riley, US Army Remote Viewer)

June 18, 2018
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I am sure drugs in some instances plays a role in demonic activities. According to the article I submitted, Dr. Richard Gallagher a Catholic priest and a practicing psychiatrist for 25 years should be able to differentiate between a drug induced form of psychopathology versus a nondrug induced form psychopathology.  

I am of the belief that there are forces out there that we do not fully understand. Demonic possession or whatever you want to call it is such a force.

June 18, 2018
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You're right, there are things we still can't understand and some things we are not able to. There's those that have to label everything,and if it doesn't fit it's nonsense.

I've been controlled, I know its possible. My post  "a question about Abraham" deals with it.

Now, in my case the instructions were undeniable. Not malevolent, but undeniable nonetheless.

If that same being took complete control, I'm not sure it wouldn't be the same as possession.

It's better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction. H.S.

July 29, 2018
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G'day everyone.
For what it's worth ...... ever since I was a little kid I've sensed the spirit world. My religious freak parents taught me that that meant that the 'Devil' was after me. Off course I was terrified of them.

Long story short, I eventually learnt that I've got the ability to clear negative entities (we all do) I use the term negative entity (NE) because I'm often not sure exactly what I'm dealing with. 
Although I've dealt with some fairly dark entities, I've never come across anything that I would class as 'demonic'. Ignorant, unevolved, at times malicious, yes but I wouldn't call them demonic.
Usually these entities attach themselves to a space like a house or other building. Occasionally I've come across what I call an 'attached spirit' which many would call possession.

Anyway, for those who wish to protect themselves from NE, the simplest & most effective protection is the White Light meditation/visualisation technique.
Keep in mind that 'like energy attracts like energy'. For example; A parent of a teenager asked me to help. When I arrived at their home gangster rap was blasting from the 19yo's bedroom window & the mother was absently mouthing the words of the rap (can't bring myself to call the garbage a 'song')
When I asked if they often played that rubbish she replied 'All the time, we love it'. Here's the thing, as the mother mouthed along to the rap, her face screwed up in hatred or bitterness, it clearly triggered a negative emotional response.
She was most offended when I told her that there was little point in me clearing anything because whatever it was, she'd invite it right back.

The mother was a friend of a friends relative. When the relative asked why I wouldn't help, after answering she said "Yeah, she's (the mother) pretty messed up." and confirmed what I had suspected, the mother was a meth head. Several years later I heard that the teenager had committed suicide & the mother had had several admissions to the psyche ward.

Speed/meth/ice is the Devils drug of choice. No good comes from it. The rise in it's usage, in my opinion, goes a long way in explaining the increase in 'demonic possession' cases.
If one chooses to get high, smoke weed, meth is for losers.

August 5, 2018
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Sadly for aficionados of supernatural evil, for all intents and purposes, there is no such thing as demonic possession.

I am not a materialist, so I do entertain the possibility of demonic possession. However, there is not one scientifically documented case of such. A sudden personality change, a change in vocalizations, "looking at me 'satanically'" do not constitute proof.

The purported rise in possessions/exorcisms speaks far more to modern insecurity and superstition than to the reality of demonic possession.

August 5, 2018
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Mr. Bastasch,

You certainly have a right to your opinion. I feel your not giving proper respect to the extensive credentials of "Dr. Richard Gallagher, who boasts degrees from both Princeton University and Yale University, says that, despite conflicting opinions within mainstream medical science, demonic possession is both real and rampant."

"With 25 years of experience under his belt as a private psychiatrist that compliments his two teaching positions at both New York Medical College and Columbia University, Dr. Gallagher believes he holds a unique vantage point in discerning between human and non-human, or satanic, behavior."

I could give credence to your opinion if this individual was in the early stages of his career but this is not the case at all. I would like to end this brief statement with a quote by the late Abram Hoffer PhD, M.D who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in medicine by the two time unshared Nobel laureate Linus Pauling PhD.  "No amount of evidence can persuade a person who is not listening."  Abram Hoffer PhD, M.D

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