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What Every Investigator Should Know - The Five Stages of Possession.


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myfirstnameisterry   posted:1/23/2014 4:52:40 PM  (Reply)
An article featured on The Agency for Eternal Justice's Webpage. Written by Terry Crew. Reposted with permission.

While there are several groups in the Paranormal Research field (namely the Believers, the Skeptics, and the Open-Minded), all researchers going into the field should be prepared to run into something ghastly terrifying – the idea of demonic presence and possession.

As a researcher on the fence of belief to non-belief, I truly want to believe in the existence of the Paranormal, but have yet to find concrete evidence. One thing I do believe, is the power of belief. If someone believes they are being possessed, or that there is a demonic presence in their home – it can really be a powerful thing.

Ironically, from all of my studies, an individual cannot walk into a house and become possessed in an instant. It takes time. And the individual is certainly not unaware of strange things happening. This directly conflicts with popular television shows, which depicts individuals losing control in a moment's notice.

Here are the Five+ Stages of Possession:

Invitation:
At this point, the individual opens themselves up to possession. There are several ways to do so. Starting with the most common – openly inviting. While it can come in the form of open words, other things, like Ouija boards, are said to open up a giant spiritual net. To hear it explained, strength and power is in belief – so when reaching out into the darkness looking for something to talk to, sometimes individuals hear a voice they never wanted to hear.

The next means is through satanic ritual and a blood sacrifice. No, we're not giving out magical words here. But, the fact is that some individuals want possession. Yearn for it even.

The final way, is said to be through divine will. There is no recipe for possession here.

As you can see, unless you are truly looking for it, possession is not easy to stumble upon. Be wary of your faith, and that of your team. Members of our group feel comfortable in openly speaking with one another about what we are experiencing. I won't say that I haven't gone to a fellow investigator's home in the middle of the night to put out suspicions of a ghost.

It's important to remember that even the strongest angel was said to be an angel of light. Therefore, you should truly trust your gut feeling, and believe that the spiritual world (whether ghost or otherwise), has the true potential to outright lie.

Infestation:
At this stage, intelligent hauntings occur. Dark shadows may appear for no reason, there may be tapping or sounds. Things may move, with no real reason why. The reason is to foster an environment of fear, where the individual becomes increasingly conscious to the spiritual world.

The individual may see what they believe to be ghosts or angels. There may be strange liquids seeping from the windows and walls. Power and trust come through the fear the individual emits.

Oppression:
At this point, the entity begins to seclude the individual and place them in a position where they may not find help. The entire purpose of this, is to cause the individual to give up their desire to live and prevail. It becomes torturous in nature, and is often a 24/7 thing.

The individual removes themselves from the presence of their friends and family. The goal here, being that the entity wants the individual to choose damnation – often thought to be through the means of suicide.

Obsession:
When the individual becomes obsessed with the entity, and the entity with them, it is said to be the Obsession stage. At this point, the individual's life is consumed by the spiritual world. In the same way that people can become obsessed with good things, their life begins to become consumed by one thing – in this case, something not so positive.

The obsession feeds ways to differences between what the person used to be, to the way they are now. They are being fed what to do, and how to act, and act in an obsessive way that is hard to shake.

Possession:
The second to last step is when the individual becomes possessed. As you have read through this guide, it is not something that happens while skipping the first 4 steps. At this point, there are several common symptoms:

Utter revulsion of holy symbols (crosses, holy water, the Bible).
Speaking in languages unknown to the possessed (Russian or Hebrew for example).
Levitation or things being lifted off the ground.
We could definitely list a lot more in this section, but lets just become grounded with the hope that this never happens. And, if it does, I would suggest contact a psychologist, and someone in the clergy of whatever church you have the closest relation.

The Last Stage is Death:
The eventual goal of every possession is death. One thing to consider, is that many famous murderers who committed the most viral atrocities, claim that they were possessed at the time of their crimes. Does demonic possession cause people to kill others? While I have no personal experience with it, I believe it is a possibility. The very real fact is that even if you are safe from possession because you choose not to participate in the stage of invitation, does not protect you from your fellow group members actions.

The demon's eventual goal is to kill it's host.
jeff   posted:1/23/2014 5:39:35 PM  (Reply)
Nice article. I have to say, out of the past two years of investigations, we have not come in contact with anything remotely close to a demonic possession.
myfirstnameisterry   posted:1/23/2014 8:52:50 PM  (Reply)

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jeff  posted:1/23/2014 5:39:35 PM  (Reply)
Nice article. I have to say, out of the past two years of investigations, we have not come in contact with anything remotely close to a demonic possession.
Everytime someone emails my group, expressing interest in joining - they want to make sure they are not going to get possessed. I guess a lot of tv shows out there, like Ghost Adventurers, show people walking into buildings, becoming possessed and hitting walls and people. Its crazy - I have to remind people that this is TV. The truth about these kind of things get lost, largely because of misrepresentation through the media.
daymoon   posted:1/24/2014 6:28:56 PM  (Reply)
You make the claim in your article that possession is not easy to stumble on, maybe not classic demonic possession. HOWEVER there are many other forms of possession that are in fact easier to stumble onto than you think. lets take the basic definition of possession. Not actually to reside within something, but to own it. people are owned by fear, lust, anger and despair all the time. Fear more so than any other that I have found. How many times have you been gripped by fear? Lost your temper for no good reason? Been overtly sad without a reason? Laid in bed and found yourself thinking of sex without having been prompted to do so by tv or some other traceable thing? Think about it. There are many forms of possession than what you have listed, and by many more entities than you can imagine.
myfirstnameisterry   posted:1/24/2014 8:54:02 PM  (Reply)

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daymoon  posted:1/24/2014 6:28:56 PM  (Reply)
You make the claim in your article that possession is not easy to stumble on, maybe not classic demonic possession. HOWEVER there are many other forms of possession that are in fact easier to stumble onto than you think. lets take the basic definition of possession. Not actually to reside within something, but to own it. people are owned by fear, lust, anger and despair all the time. Fear more so than any other that I have found. How many times have you been gripped by fear? Lost your temper for no good reason? Been overtly sad without a reason? Laid in bed and found yourself thinking of sex without having been prompted to do so by tv or some other traceable thing? Think about it. There are many forms of possession than what you have listed, and by many more entities than you can imagine.
That's an interesting point. I think the object of this article was to focus on more of the traditional side of possession. But, I do think that in investigations, people oftentimes become overcome with fear, specifically - leading them to see things that aren't actually there.
daymoon   posted:1/25/2014 8:51:49 AM  (Reply)
It is easy to get overcome with fear, especially when most typical investigations are performed in the absence of light. As any investigator would have probably already experienced if they have been on a fair amount of investigations, there are things that lurk in the darkness that play on peoples emotions and have the ability to bend that darkness to cause visions of terrible things. It is basically the same method an angel or being of light might use to give a vision, except the visions are not to give assistance.
jeff   posted:1/25/2014 11:40:04 AM  (Reply)

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daymoon  posted:1/24/2014 6:28:56 PM  (Reply)
You make the claim in your article that possession is not easy to stumble on, maybe not classic demonic possession. HOWEVER there are many other forms of possession that are in fact easier to stumble onto than you think. lets take the basic definition of possession. Not actually to reside within something, but to own it. people are owned by fear, lust, anger and despair all the time. Fear more so than any other that I have found. How many times have you been gripped by fear? Lost your temper for no good reason? Been overtly sad without a reason? Laid in bed and found yourself thinking of sex without having been prompted to do so by tv or some other traceable thing? Think about it. There are many forms of possession than what you have listed, and by many more entities than you can imagine.
Along this same line of reasoning, I wrote this article concerning channelling of the archetypes which seems to be similar to possession. We all do it!

Lucifer's Geometry
myfirstnameisterry   posted:1/25/2014 10:39:48 PM  (Reply)

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daymoon  posted:1/25/2014 8:51:49 AM  (Reply)
It is easy to get overcome with fear, especially when most typical investigations are performed in the absence of light. As any investigator would have probably already experienced if they have been on a fair amount of investigations, there are things that lurk in the darkness that play on peoples emotions and have the ability to bend that darkness to cause visions of terrible things. It is basically the same method an angel or being of light might use to give a vision, except the visions are not to give assistance.
I definitely see your point, I just took a look over Jeff's article on Geometry. Not stuff you hear about a lot.
daymoon   posted:1/26/2014 9:42:22 AM  (Reply)

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myfirstnameisterry  posted:1/25/2014 10:39:48 PM  (Reply)
I definitely see your point, I just took a look over Jeff's article on Geometry. Not stuff you hear about a lot.
yeah I read that article too. And you are right it is not stuff you here about a lot. I think most people, at least in my area would be scared to death to admit they thought it had any validity. As I have discovered though in too many people, they are so afraid of the truth in most cases they put a hand over their eyes and wander around yelling "not there not there" so they don't have to face anything uncomfortable.
jeff   posted:1/26/2014 11:29:17 AM  (Reply)
I guess the big question for me concerning demonic possession is why are catholic exorcisms the only thing seemingly capable of getting rid of them? Were they archetypal forms that catholics alone invented throughout history (i.e. Beelzebub) or were those astral forms discovered?
bobprin   posted:1/26/2014 12:15:15 PM  (Reply)
Catholics do not have a monopoly on exorcism. The Amish are said to be able to drive demons away. They will not talk about it but the people I've heard it from are completly trustworthy. They put the possessed in a room, fill the room with elders and chant until the demon leaves.
jeff   posted:1/26/2014 12:23:17 PM  (Reply)

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bobprin  posted:1/26/2014 12:15:15 PM  (Reply)
Catholics do not have a monopoly on exorcism. The Amish are said to be able to drive demons away. They will not talk about it but the people I've heard it from are completly trustworthy. They put the possessed in a room, fill the room with elders and chant until the demon leaves.
In that sense, I wonder if the demons have the same names in the Amish community or if they are exorcising different demons.
daymoon   posted:1/26/2014 4:06:38 PM  (Reply)

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jeff  posted:1/26/2014 11:29:17 AM  (Reply)
I guess the big question for me concerning demonic possession is why are catholic exorcisms the only thing seemingly capable of getting rid of them? Were they archetypal forms that catholics alone invented throughout history (i.e. Beelzebub) or were those astral forms discovered?
know what.... catholics and amish arent the only ones who can put a demon back in its dimension. its not that difficult either. the way they do it on tv is a joke nightmare lol but witches are able too do it, demonologists can, and so can angelics.
myfirstnameisterry   posted:1/26/2014 8:02:30 PM  (Reply)

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daymoon  posted:1/26/2014 4:06:38 PM  (Reply)
know what.... catholics and amish arent the only ones who can put a demon back in its dimension. its not that difficult either. the way they do it on tv is a joke nightmare lol but witches are able too do it, demonologists can, and so can angelics.
I would imagine it all has to do with faith and a guideline of spirit laws. I spoke with a medium once, who said that there are certain guidelines spirits have to follow, and as long as you know your place, as a living being, there is great power in that.
daymoon   posted:1/26/2014 9:36:21 PM  (Reply)
pretty much as long as you know the laws of spirits and how to call for the right kind of help when you need it an excorsism isnt that bad. ive taken out quite a few low level "things" that didnt belong. the real trick is catching things before they completely take over. when you still have a little help from the host.
bobprin   posted:1/27/2014 5:50:44 AM  (Reply)

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jeff  posted:1/26/2014 12:23:17 PM  (Reply)
In that sense, I wonder if the demons have the same names in the Amish community or if they are exorcising different demons.
Remember the bible, "my name is legion". I'm quite sure there are enough demons around that the plague different sects with many different demons or there's just one. Who is a busy, busy fellow.
jeff   posted:1/27/2014 8:53:59 AM  (Reply)
I want to know the Amish demon names...
daymoon   posted:1/27/2014 8:54:41 AM  (Reply)
IMHO Boprin, most things claiming or dubbed to be demons by Christianity are not demons. Most things are nothing more than a ticked off soul fragment or other kin of sorts looking for an outlet. I find a whole lot of cases where the attachment in question is something sent from an old spell or called forward from a persons wishful thinking. I also see a lot of cases the misplaced piece affecting the person is actually a soul piece from a past life. It's pretty common when a person has had an extremely passionate relationship where an unnatural link was made, then they die and the new life has begun and one partner goes on to find a new partner but never fully let go of old relationship. The link interferes with current relationships. I myself have one that wont let go. Several people have tried to help me break it. No luck so far lol.
bobprin   posted:1/27/2014 9:07:08 AM  (Reply)

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jeff  posted:1/27/2014 8:53:59 AM  (Reply)
I want to know the Amish demon names...
The next time I see Jake I'll ask but he probably won't tell me.
bobprin   posted:1/27/2014 9:10:11 AM  (Reply)

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daymoon  posted:1/27/2014 8:54:41 AM  (Reply)
IMHO Boprin, most things claiming or dubbed to be demons by Christianity are not demons. Most things are nothing more than a ticked off soul fragment or other kin of sorts looking for an outlet. I find a whole lot of cases where the attachment in question is something sent from an old spell or called forward from a persons wishful thinking. I also see a lot of cases the misplaced piece affecting the person is actually a soul piece from a past life. It's pretty common when a person has had an extremely passionate relationship where an unnatural link was made, then they die and the new life has begun and one partner goes on to find a new partner but never fully let go of old relationship. The link interferes with current relationships. I myself have one that wont let go. Several people have tried to help me break it. No luck so far lol.
I didn't know that, thank you for futhering my education.:)


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