When Exorcisms are Used to “Cure” Homosexuality and Mental Disorders


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Experts point to an exponential increase in requests for demon-expelling rituals, which are applied primarily to psychiatric patients and sexual minorities.

As the Spaniard reports, until this Saturday an unusual course was held in Rome; In fact, it’s unique in the world. Behind closed doors, more than 250 registered from 51 countries attend the XIII edition of the course of exorcism and prayer of liberation. To sit in the seats of the John Paul II Auditorium of the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, a university led by the Legionaries of Christ, attendees must have overcome a rigorous selection process that showed their “Need for updating “, according to Vatican News. The subject in which these students are updated is the practice of exorcisms.

Many the idea of exorcism will evoke an image that begins in the Middle Ages to end at the time that passes The Exorcist (William Friedkin, 1973), the chilling movie with the girl Linda Blair rotating his head and blaspheming. Error: “Although many people think of exorcisms as a relic of the Dark Ages, they are still practicing today,” says Spanish psychologist and skeptical researcher Benjamin Radford.

In fact, the chronology is different from what might be expected: Although exorcisms are practiced since ancient, it was not until 1614 when Paul V’s papacy formalized the ritual with official guidelines that remained virtually unchanged during Centuries. With the advent of modern times the practice was not abandoned; On the contrary, the ritual was adapted to the current language at the end of the twentieth century, mostly under the prefecture of Cardinal Spanish Eduardo Martínez in the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the sacraments. The new rite was presented in 1999 by its successor, the Chilean Jorge Medina, who declared: “Whoever says that the devil does not exist is not a believer “.

Half a million possessed in Italy

The truth is that this update came motivated by the fact that not only the exorcisms continue practicing, but today their demand is greater than ever. Although the Catholic Church prefers to give these cases the slightest publicity, in Italy more than half a million people ask each year an exorcism. Applications have soared in countries such as France, the US or Ireland, where priest and exorcist Pat Collins speaks of an “exponential increase “. The International Association of Exorcists, approved by the Vatican in 2014, qualifies the situation as a “pastoral emergency “. A year ago Pope Francis exhorted the priests to resort to an exorcist when they suspect that a parishioner suffers “real and true spiritual disturbances “.

But what does “real and true” mean? The current doctrine of the Catholic Church invites to distinguish what it considers to be true possessions of mental illnesses. One of the sessions of the course has been about the “psychological, medical, pharmacological aspects “, with a session dedicated to the “differential diagnosis of the phenomena of spiritual order and other orders “. But to begin with, not even all the exorcists consider such a distinction to be feasible… without practising an exorcism, as noted in 1999 The Exorcist of the Diocese of Rome, Gabriele Amorth, on the occasion of the publication of the new guidelines.

And of course, for scientists such a distinction cannot be proved in any way, irrespective of the religious beliefs of each. “Many people benefit from religious conversion and feel comforted in finding a spiritual sense in their lives,” says psychiatrist James Harris, director of the Neuropsychiatry Development Clinic at Johns University. Hopkins (USA). But with regard to the difference proposed by the Vatican, Harris is blunt: “What is described as possessions are mental disorders, and not a separate category

From transsexuality to kidney diseases

As a result, according to Radford, exorcisms are often being practiced “to emotionally or mentally disturbed people “. Only often, because sometimes perfectly healthy people have also been administered. In 1977 a group of American researchers reported in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior how a transsexual man had been “healed by the faith” thanks to an exorcism practiced by a doctor who had expelled a total of 22 evil spirits. “Immediately after the session, John announced that he was a man, threw his feminine clothes (hiding his breasts as he could) and went to the barbershop to cut his long hair in a more masculine style ” the authors wrote.

But two years later, another team of doctors reported in the same magazine of another exorcism practiced in Finland to a homosexual man, with no other effect than to provoke nightmares by how terrifying was the experience. The authors of the report concluded that, if something served an exorcism in such cases, it was only to “Confirm the negative view of an individual about his behavior “, in order to create him “much more serious problems ” and, ultimately, “increase the discrimination to which Homosexuals and transsexual face. “

However, and although the current psychiatry does not contemplate these conditions as disorders, this has not served to abandon the practice of the exorcisms in cases of the most diverse, and not only in the Christian cults: A study of 2016 in Palestine with almost 300 patients of hemodialysis from renal disease showed that 17% of them had undergone an Islamic exorcism. But certainly the most common case is the application of these rituals to psychiatric patients diagnosed, because in many cases they are themselves who believe they are possessed.

Diabolical possession in Madrid

A notable case occurred in Madrid a few years ago, when the psychiatric team at San Carlos Clinical Hospital knew that a 28-year-old patient diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia abandoned her medication following the instructions of an exorcist who had Subjected. “The priests led the patient to believe that their psychotic symptoms were due to the presence of a demon,” the psychiatrists wrote in 2011 in the magazine BMJ Case reports. “We are surprised that in the 21st century and in Europe there are still experts and clerics who believe that some types of schizophrenia are due to demonic possession,” they added.

In their study, the authors themselves confessed the dilemma they encountered when dealing with the case. Finally they decided to contact the Archdiocese of Madrid to help them convince the patient to resume treatment, but the response they received stunned them: “To our surprise, the clerics assumed that the Psychotic symptoms of the patient were due to a malignant presence.

According to experts, the problem is aggravated by the fact that in many cases patients not only believe in possession, but also in their healing through ritual. After her eight sessions of exorcism, the Madrid patient described that she “slept deeper and felt more rested.” “In most cases, exorcisms are practiced on people with a strong religious faith,” says Radford. “As they work, it is mainly due to the power of suggestion and the placebo effect: If you think you are possessed and that a certain ritual will cleanse you, it may do so.”

But even this possible beneficial effect should not confuse those affected by mental disorders, says Radford, for whom the distinction proposed by the church between these conditions and the real possessions only fosters this confusion. “Using scientific jargon, the Vatican conveys the impression that the exorcism has proven its efficacy and is scientifically validated. ” The psychologist admits that each person’s beliefs should be respected, but “If someone chooses to see an exorcist, it should be in addition to, and not instead of a trained medical professional “.

Original Article in Spanish

 

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The Occult History of The Templars

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The Templar Order of the Middle Ages was a originally a Gnostic based order that maintained secrecy of the occult. Although misinformation is being told in regards to the strict Christian stance of the Knights Templar, their esoteric identity is hardly ever revealed nor fully uncovered by mainstream historians and scholars. The Templars weren’t your average Christians who obeyed and remained loyal the Church. Their involvement actually goes much further than what has been said.

It seems that the Templars of the Middle Ages kept their practices underground to avoid execution and interference from the Church. Nonetheless, the Catholic Church did manage to massacre some of the Templars during these times, due to their Occult practice and Gnostic identity being discovered. Not to mention the spiritual knowledge that the Templars contained which the Church considered a threat.

Most Templars were aware of their coming death sentence so they planned their escape from Christian prediction. The…

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Review of Hell, Heaven and Hope: A journey through life and afterlife with Dante

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Dante’s The Divine Comedy takes readers on a voyage through the afterlife, exploring themes of love, justice, resilience, and hope along the way. The exhibition Hell, Heaven and Hope, on display in Durham’s Palace Green Library until March 18, similarly takes visitors on a physical journey through his fourteenth-century masterpiece and its subsequent influences on art and culture. Aalia Ahmed and Lucia Scigliano review.

The exhibition opens with a small section which contextualises The Divine Comedy both in terms of Dante’s life and contemporary society. The layout of the exhibition cleverly mimics the journey through hell, purgatory, and paradise which the writer (and protagonist) undertakes in his epic; through the use of lighting and the colour scheme chosen for the displays, we are invited to take part in this pilgrimage and learn the many lessons this masterpiece has to offer.

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Hexes & Curses,Thoughts & Prayers,Oh My…..

There’s a pretty good chance you’ve seen it,or read about it,at least online.

Especially in the Trump era…..

Witches cast a Hex on Trump,Witches gather to put a spell on Trump,Witches Hex the Patriarchy……Blah,blah,blah.

Lana Del Ray exclaims “I do a lot of shit”……Whatever….

This amounts to “Please pay attention to us/me.” Or,”Thoughts and Prayers”. It doesn’t mean Shit.

If a person was to cast a Hex,their would be Two people that would know about it. The Hexer,and the Hexee.

There would be No Need to run around blabbing to any,and everyone,unless “Pay attention to me”.

In this age of the Interweb,be very aware of those who brag,those who seek attention,those who want you to “Pay attention to me”…

They are usually,Trying to sell you something.

Something you Don’t Need.

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Satan as an Racist Slur

The early Origins of Satan

The early origins of Satan,the Devil,Lucifer,however you prefer to name him/it, were black and white,very much Caucasian in origin.

The horns & tail only came into play after Dantes Inferno.

Once the white Europeans set sail upon the oceans,and started exploring other continents,enslaving the Indigenous population,and destroying their cultures,did Satan,suddenly get a “Sun tan”.

He became Black………..

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And he became Red…….

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in fact when we went to Satan’s Kingdom,in Connecticut,just to check out part of New England history(what the hell,we live here,we should know),It got it’s name,because of a Indigenous Native Chief,the locals named Satan,due to the color of his skin. (If that’s not Racist,what is?)

One huge reason,(like we need another?) We will not tolerate racism in our Coven. We never have,we never will. Those that seem to think Satanism,the Occult,Witchcraft,Atheism,or any path,that isn’t Christian,is racist.

 

Think again. Just because some organizations mix racism in with whatever the fuck they pretend to be doing……We don’t.

If you want to practice Racism. Go join Trump,& the Alt right.

Hail Satan,Hail Freedom. #FuckTrump #FuckFacistScum

Luciferian and Satanic Views of Christianity Satanism vs Christianity

While Luciferians and Satanists do not view Satan and Lucifer the same as Christians do, their choice of those Biblical names has everything to do with their views of Christianity. Satan and Lucifer are rebels against the Christian God, representing all of the things that God denies humanity according to the Satanic and Luciferian perspective. This is a summary of those perspectives.

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God is Oppressive

The God of Christianity is oppressive, cruel, and arbitrary.

 

Whether or not such a being exists is irrelevant in this context. The fact is Christians submit themselves to a demanding deity committing spiritual blackmail by threatening to damn the disobedient.

God Derides his Own Creations

According to traditional Christianity, the material world is full of sinful temptations that can lead a person from the path of salvation. These things are the comforts of life: good food, sex, luxury items and so forth. Why create them and then tell people not to enjoy them?

Both Luciferians and Satanists are unashamed about enjoying life to its fullest, ignoring cultural or religious taboos. For Satanists, physical existence is the sum total of human existence. For Luciferians, both spirit and body are important, but they are not in conflict with one another.

Encouragement of Mediocrity

Christianity downplays the importance of the individual. Pride in one’s accomplishments is considered by many a sin.

 

Without the promise of some wort of reward – acclamation, wealth, advancement, all of which are temptations – how can one be encouraged to excel beyond minimal expectations?

Mass Religion as a Means of Control

Christianity depends heavily on assumed authority. Christians are expected to accept he Bible as fact and to follow the dictates of church leaders.

 

Personal interpretation is frequently condemned, particularly when it contradicts the understanding of the majority.

Satanism and particularly Luciferianism are esoteric religions. There are no holy texts. There are no gurus, saints or authoritative leaders. Both groups encourage individual study of all things and to never accept something solely because you’re told you should.

Both religions are also religions of true believers. Because they do not seek converts, much less pressure people to join, all members want to be actively involved. Many Christians, on the other hand, were born into the religion and, at least in the mind of the Satanist or Luciferian, stick around mostly because it would take work to leave. They accept it because they’ve been raised to accept it. They disagree with contrary ideas simply because they run contrary to what they have been taught.

Delusions vs. Reality

Christianity paints an image of the world completely at odds with reality. Natural urges are spiritually damaging. People are expected to be polite or even submissive in order to avoid conflict even with a clear aggressor. Spiritual beings judge each soul on arbitrary rules, leaving men in constant fear of their potential salvation.

Satanists and Luciferians agree that there is more to the world than in readily apparent. Those things take time and energy and investigation to understand. But that doesn’t make such things inexplicable. The world is able to be rationally understood. It doesn’t need the existence of a being whose only proof of existence is a book claiming such a being exists.

Moreover, the Christian worldview denies natural laws such as survival of the fittest. Struggle is something to be embraced, not shunned.

A Good God Could Not Have Created ​This World

Christians insist that God is entirely good, and also that he is the creator of everything. He created a world of hardship and struggle and pain, yet insists he only loves humanity. The reality of this world is at complete odds with the image of the world painted by such claims.

The answer to this problem is to blame sin or Satan to have caused the Fall which perverted his entirely good creation. But that still doesn’t address the fact that God allowed that to happen. Instead, it hands responsibility off to humanity or Satan, beings less than God according to Christianity.

 

The Baphomet

Aka;The Sabbatic Goat

Created by Eliphas Levi aka Alphonse Louis Constant,The arms bear the Latin words SOLVE (separate) and COAGULA (join together).

Baphomet (/ˈbæfoʊmɛt/; from Medieval Latin Baphometh, Baffometi, Occitan Bafometz) is a term originally used to describe an idol or other deity that the Knights Templar were accused of worshipping and that subsequently was incorporated into disparate occult and mystical traditions. It appeared as a term for a pagan idol in trial transcripts of the Inquisition of the Knights Templar in the early 14th century. The name first came into popular English usage in the 19th century, with debate and speculation on the reasons for the suppression of the Templars.

 

It is said,the Baphomet,contains binary elements representing the “sum total of the universe” (e.g. male and female, dark and light, etc.). On one hand, Lévi’s intention was to symbolize his concept of “the equilibium of the opposites” that was essential to his magnetistic notion of the Astral Light; on the other hand, the Baphomet represents a heretical tradition that should result in a perfect social order, a notion that can only be understood against Lévi’s socialist background.

The thing you should realize about Levi,he was a Judeo-Christian(Catholic),we take what he wrote,with a grain of salt. His words are not law…..

There’s been a lot of talk about this symbol,perhaps,to much talk. That is is “evil’,it is “Satan”,etc.

To us at W.O.L.F.,it is a another Yin Yang symbol.It represents equality. Day and Night,Male and Female,Black and White,Earth and the Cosmos,Harmony and Balance.yinyang

If you think the Baphomet is “evil”,and you claim to be on the LHP,you’ve been listening to the other side’s bullshit,for far to long. If you think it represents Satan,once again,perhaps you need to reset your internal hard drive. If your sick of being told what to believe by any organization,no matter what Path you have chosen,go forth,learn on your own,kill all dogma,and free your mind.

That’s what we have done. No one owns us. Our mind are not for rent. Ave.

 

The W.O.L.F. pack.