Current Cataloging includes:
• 3 Scriptural Citations
• 9 Quoted Testimonies
...(1)Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; (2)While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain: (3)In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened, (4)And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low; (5)Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets: (6)Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
(7)Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
(8)Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity...
I Corinthians 15:35-49
...(35)But some will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? (36)Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: (37)And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: (38)But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
(39)All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. (40)There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. (41)there is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
(42)So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: (43)It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: (44)It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
(45)And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. (46)Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. (47)The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. (48)As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. (49)And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly...
...(8)For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. (9)There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. (10)For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
(11)Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
(12)For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (13)Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
(14)Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. (15)For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
(16)Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need...
[Ernest, Victor H. (1970). I Talked with Spirits (p. 22) Tyndale House Publishers]
Ch. 2: The Mysterious Seances
...Little is known about the seance of levitation. It was practiced only on a limited scale in the seances I attended. Levitation is sometimes called "soul travel," the phenomenon of spirit development whereby a medium or an advanced convert to spiritualism can leave his body by complete yieldedness to a control spirit. He is not completely disunited from his body, but is able to take conscious flight from it to distant places. I experienced this only once: I was taken into the spirit dimension and witnessed indescribable beauties. It's something I don't talk about.
Two people in our spiritualist group entered the state of levitation from time to time. During these periods they could read the headlines of the New York Times as it came off the press before it hit the city streets.
Another phenomenon is called an apport. An object is said to be dissolved into invisible form at one point, then carried by the energy of the medium's control spirit to its destination, and materialized there in its original state.
I know of a family in Oregon that abandoned spiritualism and gave up a trumpet that had been used in seances. Later a smaller trumpet turned up at their home. A medium in Nebraska wrote that her control spirit had told her to send another trumpet. According to her, the trumpet was transported by spirit power on beams of light energy...
[Warnke, Mike (1972). The Satan Seller (p.184-185) Logos International]
...The higher-ups heard of our "improvements," and word filtered down to me that they were very enthusiastic. Charlotte came to one of our parties and stayed long enough to advise me that a bunch of people in the Victorville area would like me to come and tell them about our experiences. "Why don't you get a few of your second-stagers to go up there, too?" she suggested. "They're into the 'Earth Mother' stuff up there and not really hip on rituals and hard-rock Satanism. You could be a missionary to them."
"They're going to have a rock concert or something a few days from now, and as soon as I find out the exact day, I'll send a messenger..." She drifted away and I felt honored -- and shaky. She still shook me.
A night or two later, about midnight, I was sitting on the couch with a fat book on formulas and incantations when -- flash! -- this chick materialized in the middle of my living room. I knew my door was bolted! My book turned somersaults to the floor, and I sat there frozen as solid as ice, my jaw almost touching the floor. I felt like a block of ice.
"I have a message for you. Char says it's on for Saturday afternoon."
I did not recognize the chick, except that I knew she was for real. I was not high; I was not hallucinating or flashing back. I fervently wished I was.
I had read about astral travel and Eckankar and knew that they were part of the occult bag, but I had written it off as 99 percent wishful thinking and one percent supernatural phenomena. Now the living proof was standing in the middle of my living room. What in hell had I gotten into?
"Well?" the chick said.
"Yeah, yeah. Okay. I got the message," I replied.
She seemed satisfied. Then, zap! -- she was gone, just like that. The chills returned to my scalp and trickled down my spine. I got up and poured myself half a glass of Scotch. As I started to gulp some down, I tasted blood mixed with it, and the glass fell to the floor. I ran to the bathroom, my hand over my mouth. A glance in the mirror revealed my nose was bleeding. An involuntary moan escaped me that frightened me as much as anything that had gone before...
[Omartian, Stormie (1986). Stormie (p. 14-15). Harvest House Publishers.]
CHAPTER ONE ALIGNED WITH EVIL
...I became involved in anything that told me I was worth something and that there could be a life without pain in my future. I frequently visited mediums hoping that thy could give me good news. Sometimes they did and I was elated. When they didn't, I was despairing. I rode an emotional roller coaster and there was no balance to my life.
Devoting myself to Eastern religions, I began meditating daily. However, the God I searched for so diligently was distant and cold, and peace eluded me. Once, when I was in the middle of meditation, I opened my eyes to find that I was looking at my body lying on the couch across the room. This was the out-of-body experience I had read about and desired, but it didn't bring the "oneness of the universe" I had hoped. Instead it brought fear. The more involved I became, the more I saw strange things -- odd beings and forms floating in front of my eyes. I didn't understand what was happening or why.
Despite the frightening aspects of the occult, I was irresistibly drawn to it. I knew there was a real spirit world because I had seen it. And the books promised that by pursuing these methods I would find God and eternal peace. Why did it seem to have the opposite effect on me? Yet because I was desperate for anything that could possibly fill my emptiness inside, soothe the intense emotional pain I felt constantly, and quell the unreasonable fear that threatened to control my mind, I continued my search. There had to be an answer for me, and I was going to find it...
[Brown, Rebecca, MD (1987). PREPARE FOR WAR (p. 254,259). Whitaker House.]
Chapter 16 The Spirit and The Spirit World
The temporary separation of the spirit from the physical body is called, in the occult world, astral projection. Within Roman Catholicism, it is called "bilocation"." This phenomenon is defined in Catholic literature as follows:
"BILOCATION, Multiple or simultaneous presence of the same substance or soul in two places distant from each other. Bilocations have been frequently reported in the lives of the saints." (Modern Catholic Dictionary, by John A Hardon, S.J., Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1980, p.67)
Among contemporaries, it is reported to have happened to the famous Capuchin monk, Father Pio, of Italy. He was well known for the "stigmata" of bleeding wounds in his hands and feet which supposedly were the same as the wounds of Christ. This ability to bilocate is also claimed by the present day mystic known as "The Trumpeter."...
...We as Christians need to have a good understanding of this phenomenon so that we can help these people. Please let me say that I am not an expert, these are very deep and difficult areas. I am learning continuously, and expect to always keep on learning. I am presenting to you concepts as the Lord has taught them to me, and as I have experienced them in the seven years I have worked with people coming out of deep occult bondage...
[Martin, Walter; Rische, Jill Martin; Gorden, Kurt Van; (2008). The Kingdom of the Occult (p.313-314). Thomas Nelson.]
Ch 9 Tools of the Occult
Common in New Age teachings, astral travel is also called remote viewing or scrying. Writings on astral travel have been noted throughout history. In the twenty-first century, classes can be taken on how to successfully achieve it:
In one particular nine-week course offered online, you can learn how to:
• concentrate and be aware
• wake up in dreams
• project into the astral
• remember your dream and interpret dream symbols
• travel in the astral and explore mystical places
• understand common obstacles when trying to project and how to overcome them
• protect yourself from negative influences and entities
The course description continues, "The astral plane is not just a destination, but a whole other dimension of life, which we can use to gain true knowledge about ourselves, our purpose, and about the world and beyond."
A key point in this course description is to "protect yourself from negative influences." People involved in the occult are often the first to warn against its dangers, but they do not realize that all their charms, spells, and mystical defenses provide no protection whatsoever against "negative influences." Demonic beings fear only the power of Jesus Christ...
[Holliday, Dr. Pat (2011). The Witchdoctor and the Man (pp. 60-62). Kindle Edition.]
Part I. Chapter 8: Fantasy World
Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly. (Ezekiel 13:20)
Frequently, occultists deeply desire to spend much of their time in a strange fantasy world. They can travel there through astral travel, in which their soul actually leaves their body to go into the next dimension. The Bible speaks to this fact most clearly. God describes Abraham’s death in this manner when Abraham’s spirit was released, and he died: “Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people” (Genesis 25:8). Of course, any person who practices astral travel is to a great depth demon possessed. A demonic spirit stays in the body to keep the human body alive while this diabolic practice happens. It is the demon’s spirit maneuvering this witchcraft journey. Do not be deceived; this spiritual world is the supernatural world of the demonic. While in this dimension, the spirit of the person can be thoroughly deceived by the demonic host. While under demonic hypnotic control the child is given a counterfeit experience that makes him or her feel truly blessed and is very gratifying. The entire experience occurs in the supernatural (demonic) realm.
As I mentioned previously, the Devil gave me the power to fly. The Bible tells us about soul traveling by witches and wizards flying:
And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you? And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies? Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly. Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the Lord. Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life: Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am the Lord. (Ezekiel 13:18-23)
...At a tender age, I had been given these supernatural powers. I could fly (astral project—soul travel) and bring reports back to my father from the City Under the Sea. Once I was sent to represent my father in India, I didn’t fly on the plane. I’d leave my soul and put other demons in this body to keep the body going. Then I was able to soul travel to anywhere in the world then, later on, return to Africa.
[Ramirez, John (2012). Out of the Devils Cauldron (pp. 115). Ingram Distribution. Kindle Edition.]
Chapter 8: Losing it All
A Flying Demon
Now that I was rededicated to the demon world, the spirits gave me a new assignment--and the power and ability to go with it. At night as I slept, I was able to leave my body and fly over neighborhoods, hurling taunts and curses down on the people who lived within their borders. Caught in the grip of strange dreams, I would catch myself being transported into different neighborhoods within the five boroughs of New York City. These out-of-body experiences allowed me to have dominion over the communities. I felt diabolical, devilish, like a vampire, and knew they had nothing on me. Sometimes I would even land and walk around the neighborhoods, bringing curses, bad luck, and the witchcraft aura.
Oddly, however, in some neighborhoods I met with strong resistance and at first couldn’t understand where the opposing power came from. In these neighborhoods, people were waiting for me to land. I prepared to curse the neighborhood, but when I landed a mob would chase me for blocks and I couldn’t curse them. Frustrated, I would fly off again, hovering as high as the streetlamps, and they would look up at me. Finally I realized these were the nasty Christians praying for their neighborhoods, their communities, their families— the prayers of the people I hated the most. Wherever these praying Christians lived, I couldn’t penetrate the neighborhood. I got in, but I couldn’t do the evil acts I had come to perform. So I would move on to the next neighborhood. This was my calling, and it was also what I loved to do.
[PROF. IYKE NATHAN UZORMA (2013). OCCULT GRAND MASTER NOW IN CHRIST : VOL. 1 (Kindle Locations 1180-1199). Xlibris. Kindle Edition.]
Chapter 5: Propensities of High Vicious Occult
CONSCIOUS ASTRAL PROJECTION
In the occult parlance, Astral projection and Soul travel are relatively the same, for both have to do with “out-of-the-body” experience. However, while Astral projection has to do with spiritual journey into the Water, Earth, Fire and Astral occult realms, Soul travel has to do with spiritual journey into the higher realms beyond the Astral Kingdom.
During Astral projection or Soul travel, the subtle body of the soul, which is a psychic replica of the physical body, is separated from the gross material body through “advanced applied super power occult techniques of Astral projections”. After the separation, one could then travel into other realms and still retain his sense abilities and consciousness: feeling, sight, hearing and emotions.
In such state of separation, the subtle Soul Body will remain connected to the physical gross body through an inner psychic essence called ‘silver cord’. At death this connecting link is finally severed by which the soul body does not return to the physical body. Thus, the Bible says:
“Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowel be broken, or the pither be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it”. (Ecc. 12:6,7).
My first experience of conscious Astral projection into the realm of spirits took place in November, 1971. It was then that something of profound occult significance took place in my life. It was my first time to travel consciously outside my body, which was not through a dream. Indeed that was when I was directly initiated into the First Seal of the operation Mephistophelian.
It happened that one night in November, 1971, I had an incongruous occult experience. In that experience I had something like electric shock all over my body while I was still awake on the bed. Immediately after this shock I found myself standing outside my body. Thereafter I began to run inside a big tunnel filled with darkness. This was Astral projection in its first stage.
As I was running inside this dark tunnel, I heard the voices of several spirits (Elementáis) shouting: “Welcome! Welcome!! Welcome!!” As they were shouting thus I did not see any of them because of the darkness, but I continued running till I reached the other end of the tunnel...
[Reid, Gregory (2014-10-26). War of the Ages (p.247-248). CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.]
Ch 15 NIGHT TERRORS
...I will share a bit of my own story here. As a child, my earliest memories were of astral projecting. That is where you actually leave your body and go somewhere else. I didn’t know what was happening except that I saw myself above my body and was being carried by an unseen force, taken out of the window and through the neighborhood and other places. Then I was taken back and slammed into my body with a loud whirring and horrible noise, feeling like I was surrounded by a horrible evil presence. I would try to scream for my mom and dad, but no sound would come out of my mouth. When it departed, I would run upstairs and get in my parents’ bed and stay there till morning. They had no idea what was happening to me and I couldn’t tell them about it.
I was too young to know what was happening. I only learned in my teenage occult studying years what it was. It was called “astral projection” – leaving your body. It is an actual occult practice. I didn’t learn it from a book. I had no control over it whatsoever.
Only after I came to Jesus and renounced all my occult practices did I understand that this “astral projection” was demonically forced on me as a child.
In the occult, I was constantly surrounded by “things.” Even as a child, I felt them and sometimes saw things. From about age 9 to 15, I studied and began to practice the occult, and I “assumed” those things were my spirit guides. So I did not fight them. I just ignored them as much as possible, except for one particular “guide” which spoke to me through the Ouija board.
The moment I renounced the occult and all of its workings, these “spirit guides” that had been with me since childhood turned on me. Shortly after I had given up everything of the occult. I awoke at three in the morning with the similar “choking” paralyzing experience I had felt when I had left my body as a child. I just lay there in fear, groaning, trying to scream, nothing coming out. All I knew to do was to say “Jesus help me” over and over in my mind. Suddenly I heard what sounded like a loud clap of thunder, and I was fully awake and staring into the face of most nasty, hideous, half-human half-mutilated flesh demon you could ever imagine. I said, “Who are you?” and it told me its name. “What do you want from me?” I said, terrified and trembling. It threatened to destroy me. I just said, “Jesus, help me please, help me, help me!” and I slowly watched it fade away...