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  • New 'X-Files' trailer encourages 201 days of binge-watching

    07/20/2015 2:37:02 PM PDT · by Mariner · 49 replies
    c net ^ | July 7, 2015 2:43 PM PDT | by Michael Franco
    The first teaser for the new "X-Files" reboot offers a quick glimpse at the reboot along with some nostalgia and the assertion that "the truth is in there." While we've seen a few behind-the-scenes shots from the set of the forthcoming "X-Files" reboot, heard about Gillian Anderson's challenge in "waking up" Scully and even seen David Duchovny tear up over the "fantastic script," we haven't seen much in the way of a preview of the six-episode series due to air on the Fox network in January. Tuesday, with the release of the first official teaser for the show, that doesn't...
  • Christopher Lee Warned of the Occult: ‘You’ll Lose Your Soul’

    06/11/2015 11:15:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 11, 2015 | 2:19 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Horror film legend Christopher Lee may have played creatures linked to the occult on screen, but he didn’t want to be linked to the occult off screen. […] During a 2011 interview at University College Dublin, Lee was asked about a popular rumor that he owned a vast collection of books on the occult. […] “I have met people who to claimed to be Satanists, who claimed to be involved in black magic,” Lee continued. “I certainly haven’t been involved and I warn all of you—never, never, never—you will not only lose your mind; you’ll lose your soul.” …
  • Exorcist Author Offers 'Proof' of Life After Death

    06/08/2015 3:16:45 PM PDT · by TigerTown · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 8, 2015 | Brett M. Decker
    Decker: There are many near-death stories out there in which people recount being in a tunnel of light, hearing music, sometimes sensing a figure at the end of the tunnel, and then they come back to life. What do you know about what comes next? Blatty: There are three things that assure me that what comes next is more life: 1. My Catholic faith; 2. my capacity to reason, as follows: Never in history -- never! – has there been a universal yearning by all of mankind for something that does not exist. But we have all and everywhere desired...
  • When Hell Has a Hashtag

    05/27/2015 6:36:12 PM PDT · by Coleus · 27 replies
    ncr ^ | 5.26.15 | Simcha Fisher
    #CharlieCharlieChallenge is a popular hashtag on Twitter today. According to the BBC Trending blog, it refers to a game which involves balancing pencils over the words "yes" and "no" on a piece of paper. Players ask questions which are supposedly answered by Charlie - a mysterious demon who spookily moves the pencils, if you believe in that sort of thing. The BBC says, "if you believe in that sort of thing" because it does sound pretty goofy: A mysterious Mexican demon moving pencils around at the behest of eleven-year-old Mackynzie, who wants to know if Conor likes her or not. Who...
  • Joel Osteen: Origins & Errors of His Teaching (a Film by Keith Thompson)

    10/31/2014 7:11:40 AM PDT · by fishtank · 107 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/user/KeithTruth ^ | 4-26-11 | Keith Thompson
    This video was made by Keith Thompson http://www.youtube.com/user/KeithTruth Are Joel Osteen's teachings Biblical? Are they in line with ancient church belief? What does he teach and where do his views come from? This documentary is the most comprehensive video refutation and expose of Joel Osteen that exists. Feel free to upload this video to your channel and share it with anyone deceived into prosperity teachings. www.KeithTruth.com
  • Seven Sub-Topical Samples Proving Mormonism's Occultic Origins [The OTHER WORLD Series]

    10/28/2014 5:23:04 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 172 replies
    Colofornian | Oct. 28, 2014 | Colofornian
    1: 'Lucifer was one of us...' The so-called 'premortal' world Mormons claim they had as alien spirits on a distant planet, supposedly located near the star they call "Kolob": Joseph Fielding Smith, 10th "prophet" of the Mormon Church: "Before the foundations of this earth were laid, WE were ALL in the presence of the Father as spiritual children. Lucifer was one of us..." (Joseph Fielding Smith, Jr., Religious Truths Defined: A comparison of Religious Faiths with the Restored Gospel, Bookcraft, Salt Lake City, p. 67, 1959/1962) 2. Per a Mormon Seminary and Institute teacher in Salt Lake City, the so-called...
  • Occult Evolution: Antediluvian, Babylonian, and Modern Expressions

    04/30/2014 5:23:49 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 5 replies
    Renew America ^ | April 30, 2014 | Linda Kimball
    In "The attack on biblical creation in UK schools continues," Phil Robinson reports that in the dechristianized U.K. unrelenting attacks against special creation (Genesis account) display a level of aggressive intolerance that is hard to stomach, coming as they do from self-proclaimed scientifically-enlightened ‘voices of reason.’ Some schools have already banned the teaching of special creation in favor of evolutionary science. (creation.com, Mar. 9, 2014) Other shrill 'voices of reason' go so far as to connect special creation to mental illness and child abuse. During a radio interview in Australia famous physicist and atheist propagandist Lawrence Krauss said that while...
  • Mad scientist gets his hands on power of God

    02/02/2014 7:40:49 AM PST · by Epistolizer · 14 replies
    An analysis pointing out the intersection of transhumanism and the occult.
  • Demonic Possession Stuns Authorities

    01/30/2014 11:55:04 AM PST · by NYer · 35 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | January 29, 2014
    Latoya Ammons Authorities in Gary, Indiana were stunned by the demonic possession of a woman and her three children that saw a nine year-old boy walk backward up a wall and a little girl levitate above her bed.According to IndyStar.com, whose report was gleaned from over 800 pages of official records, it all started when Indianapolis resident Latoya Ammons and her family moved into a rental home on Carolina Street in Gary in November, 2011. Not long after Latoya, her mother, Rosa Campbell, and her three children ages 6, 9 and 12 moved into the home, strange things started happening.First,...
  • The Devil's New World Religion

    11/02/2013 8:38:54 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 53 replies
    Renew America ^ | Nov. 1, 2013 | Linda Kimball
    With over 500 pages and 1,200 footnotes, Ted Flynn’s book, “Hope of the Wicked: the Master Plan to Rule the World,” details many of the agendas of the global ‘elite’ community. With several thousand quotes it uses the words of prime ministers, secretaries of treasury, secretaries of state, philanthropists and global business leaders to describe their NWO vision and their plans to bring it about as well as the convergence, on a global basis, of multinational corporations, foundations and the political and sociological instruments that would form a one-world government designed to bring about a New World Order. Flynn writes...
  • What Christians Should Know About Halloween

    10/31/2013 10:10:25 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 63 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 31 October 2013 | Justin Holcomb
    Halloween has become the second highest-grossing commercial holiday after Christmas. But this festive day also carries a lot of baggage. Scholars Ralph and Adelin Linton write: Among all the festivals which we celebrate today, few have histories stranger than that of Halloween. It is the eve of All Hallows—or Hallowmas or All Saints' Day—and as such it is one of the most solemn festivals of the church. At the same time, it commemorates beings and rites with which the church has always been at war. It is the night when ghosts walk and fairies and goblins are abroad. . ....
  • Sidney Rigdon, Occultist and Leader of the Smith "restoration" [Ex-Mormon leader channeler]

    10/31/2013 10:14:03 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 20 replies
    CARM.org ^ | Nov. 23, 2012 | Catherine Aurelia
    As most know, I truly believe in Sidney Rigdon's participation in the creation of the Book of Mormon. But, what I'd really like to touch on is the character of Rigdon. His own grandson said he was a religious "crank," and I'd agree. He went from one group to another (Baptist to Campbellite) seeking someone who would promote his personal beliefs, and when he found Joe Smith he thought he had an answer to his long quest. Sidney Rigdon, however, was an occultist, someone who practices magical arts which are forbidden in the Scripture. We all know that "spiritism" or...
  • 19th century occultic Mormon phenomena: Paranormal intermingling, demonic possession [Vanity]

    10/31/2013 9:56:18 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 47 replies
    Colofornian | Oct. 31, 2013 | Colofornian
    Latayne Colvett Scott wrote about her experiences in being "proxy baptized" on behalf of the dead when she was a Mormon teen. And even though the process is quite mechanical, activity at Mormon temples can range greatly from the mechanical to the mystical, where, Scott wrote: "This sort of mechanical processing of proxies goes on daily in the...temples around the world. Literally millions of dead persons have had proxy baptisms done for them in this assembly-line fashion...the righteous dead can intermingle with and teach those who have not received the Gospel in mortal life." (Latayne Colvett Scott, The Mormon Mirage:...
  • Freemasonry & occult Mormonism (LDS) [The OTHER World Series: YouTube clip]

    10/28/2013 9:30:28 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 6 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Published on YouTube June 3, 2012 | HeavenClear
    "...and the truth shall make free" said the real Jesus, the Jesus of the Bible.
  • Reviews [The OTHER World Series: 'The eyes of the dead are upon us' - ex-LDS 'prophet']

    10/23/2013 5:46:54 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 14 replies
    Journal of Mormon History ^ | Fall 2008 | Reviewed by Val Hemming
    ...President Woodruff says: “If the veil could be taken from our eyes and we could see into the spirit world, we would see that Joseph Smith, Brigham Young and John Taylor had gathered together every spirit that every [sic] dwelt in the flesh in this Church since its organization . . . The eyes of the dead are upon us. This dedication is acceptable in the eyes of the Lord. The spirits on the other side rejoice far more than we do, because they know more of what lies before in the great work of God in this last dispensation...
  • The Alternative Word...Acts 8 pt 3

    But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.(Acts 8:9-11)Phillip the deacon, had been driven out of Jerusalem along with many other of his fellow believers, in the persecution instigated by Saul. But they preached the Word wherever they went for refuge....
  • Pope Francis helps provide mooncakes for 10,500 prisoners in Hong Kong

    09/20/2013 6:21:42 PM PDT · by haffast · 13 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | 09/18/2013 | gerard o'connell
    More than 10,000 prisoners in Hong Kong will receive mooncakes on China’s Moon Festival, which this year falls on September 19, thanks also to the interest of Pope Francis in them. He not only endorsed this year’s Catholic initiative to provide mooncakes to the prisoners, he also gave a symbolic sum of money and, importantly too, encouraged the Catholic faithful in Hong Kong diocese to donate to the initiative. The Pope came to know about the project thanks to Cardinal Joseph Zen, the emeritus bishop of Hong Kong. He told me that he wrote to Pope Francis after the World...
  • Worshipping the Serpent "Within" in Our Age of Apostasy

    08/29/2013 5:53:06 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 58 replies
    Renew America ^ | Aug. 27, 2013 | Linda Kimball
    In the classic work, "Earth's Earliest Ages" English theologian G.H. Pember (1837-1910) examines the role of satanic forces in the first destruction of earth under God's judgment and compares them to the explosion of spiritism (open intercourse with evil spirits), ancient Egyptian Hermetic magic, Theosophy, Buddhism, reincarnation, karma, the Mysteries, astrology and mesmeric healings sweeping across Christendom. It was during the Renaissance that many influential Christians at the highest levels of Church and society had returned to the occult Wisdom Teachings that originated in ancient Egypt with Hermes Trismegistus. In his own time, Pember observes that ancient occult traditions are...
  • Christian Magicians Rise to Defend Themselves as Not Involved With the Occult

    07/23/2013 6:33:28 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 16, 2013 | Alex Murashko
    Christian magicians are rising to defend themselves against assertions made by a Christian Post columnist that the performance of magic may involve the occult. They are upset with columnist Dan Delzell's opinion that the U.K.-based magician Dynamo's illusion of levitating alongside a red London double decker bus was real. Delzell related the performance to "witchcraft and contact with evil spirits, and the presumption that the art of magic is a gateway to demonic involvement." Delzell's column incited a number of Christian magicians to leave comments criticizing his assumption that magic performances are linked to demonic power. These magicians included Jim...
  • Serpent Power in Ancient and Modern Evolutionary Expressions

    06/27/2013 2:52:58 PM PDT · by spirited irish · 23 replies
    Renew America ^ | June 27, 2013 | Linda Kimball
    In "Why Some Scientists Embrace the 'Multiverse," Dennis Prager reports that he recently participated, along with 30 scholars, mostly scientists and mathematicians, in a conference on the question of whether the universe was designed, or at least fine-tuned to make life possible, especially intelligent life. Participants – from Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Berkeley and Columbia among other American and European universities – included agnostics, atheists and believers in God. (Prager, Jewish World Review, June 18, 2013) Though the clear scientific consensus was that, at the very least, the universe is exquisitely fine-tuned to allow for the possibility of life said Prager,...
  • Demons, Possession, Exorcism --- your opinions/recommendations on books and authors

    06/16/2013 5:47:16 PM PDT · by workerbee · 190 replies
    6/16/13 | me
    I am currently reading The Day Satan Called by Bill Scott.... somewhat interesting, but at this point (about a quarter into it) not very well-written or even believable. I'm interested in your opinions or suggestions for non-fictional accounts of demonic possession, Satanism, and the like -- I'm considering Malachi Martin's Hostages of the Devil. I'd also be interested in your thoughts on these topics as they relate to ouija boards, Enneagram charts, or even yoga, as well as any personal experiences you may have with said topics. I'm especially concerned with a Roman Catholic or Orthodox point of view but...
  • Two maids get 10 years, 1,000 lashes for sorcery

    05/30/2013 8:52:43 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 42 replies
    Emirates24/7 ^ | 5/20/13
    Asians were accused of practicing witchcraft on their employersA Saudi court sentenced two Asian housemaids to 10 years in jail and ordered their lashed 1,000 times each after they were found guilty of indulging in sorcery at their employers’ houses in the Gulf Kingdom, a newspaper reported on Monday. Their Saudi employers reported the two maids to the Gulf country’s feared religious police, saying they had discovered that their families had been harmed because of sorcery practiced by the maids against them. Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice who searched the two houses...
  • Mormon Scholars in the Humanities [Current BYU conference sought occultic 'divinization' papers]

    03/15/2013 9:39:58 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 54 replies
    Most religious traditions begin with or develop a mystical tradition—a tradition given to the study and direct encounter with the divine, the ineffable, or the transcendent. Somewhat surprisingly, the theme of the mystical has in recent centuries been as prevalent outside of the religious sphere as inside, suggesting that it may be fundamental to the human experience generally. Mysticism leaves its traces in the arts and cultures studied by the humanities. We also might ask what role mysticism plays in Mormonism. Is there a mystical tradition per se in Mormonism? Are mystical texts present in Mormon scripture? Are there mystical...
  • 15 occultic and controversial facts you may want to know about Lds temples [Vanity]

    03/14/2013 10:44:57 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 71 replies
    Colofornian | March 14, 2013 | Colofornian
    Springtime seems to be the season when strange things happen – or controversial occurrences – happen in connection with temples within the church system of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). The chart at the end of this article highlights “15 occultic and controversial facts you may want to know about Lds temples.” Thirteen of those 15 “Facts” relate to the Lds church history of its temples, and strangely the overwhelming “dates” associated with these occur in mid to late March and the months of April or May. Why? Perhaps it goes back to the original...
  • Don’t resort to sorcerers

    02/07/2013 4:21:34 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 8 replies
    Times of Oman ^ | 26 January 2013 | anon
    MUSCAT — The Royal Oman Police (ROP) has warned members of the public against resorting to sorcerers to resolve any problems they might be facing. The ROP pointed out that sorcerers are swindlers and that sorcery is considered a crime punishable by law. The ROP is cautioning all citizens and residents against sorcery which, the ROP said, is alien to the Omani society. Members of the public are reminded that the main objective of sorcerers is to increase their wealth by making people believe that they can invoke supernatural power. When arrested, sorcerers are usually found in possession of a...
  • 'I am the devil': Former classmate reveals school gunman had 'online devil worshiping page' [Lanza]

    12/19/2012 10:27:04 PM PST · by Red Steel · 59 replies
    mailonline ^ | 11:05 EST, 19 December 2012 | UPDATED: 11:51 EST, 19 December 2012 | Meghan Keneally and Rachel Quigley
    [Full Title] 'I am the devil': Former classmate reveals school gunman had 'online devil worshiping page' as childhood barber recounts how he never spoke and just stared at floors The Sandy Hook gunman worshiped the devil and had an online page dedicated to Satan, a former classmate revealed, as his childhood barber recalls Adam Lanza never spoke and would stare at the floor every time he had his hair cut. He told CNN that Adam would never speak or even look at him any time he came in for a cut, which was every six weeks for years. Lanza's worshiping...
  • 'I am the devil': Former classmate reveals school gunman had 'online devil worshiping page' ...

    12/19/2012 3:01:27 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 56 replies
    The Sandy Hook gunman worshiped the devil and had an online page dedicated to Satan, a former classmate revealed, as his childhood barber recalls Adam Lanza never spoke and would stare at the floor every time he had his hair cut. Lanza's worshiping page had the word 'Devil' written in red, Gothic-style letters against a black background, Trevor L. Todd told The National Enquirer, something which he said was 'weird' and 'gave him the chills'. The FBI are trying to piece together his smashed up hard drive to see if his online footprint will reveal any motive for the killing,...
  • Polish Catholic Church in Halloween Warning

    10/30/2012 6:32:37 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/29/12
    Poland's Catholic Church has warned that modern Halloween rituals risk promoting the occult. In a statement on its website, the Church said that celebrating Halloween could contradict Church teachings and Christianity. One archbishop said the 31 October celebrations were promoting paganism to young people. Archbishop Andrzej Dziega warned that Halloween was behind a "culture of death". "This kind of fun, tempting children like candy, also poses the real possibility of great spiritual damage, even destroying spiritual life," the archbishop of Szczecin-Kamien wrote in a letter to be read out at Sunday sermons, according to the Polish Press Agency. He wrote...
  • As Occult, New Age Practices Increase, so Does Need for Exorcists

    09/25/2012 6:42:30 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 56 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 9/24/12 | Elisabeth Deffner
    Evil has not fallen out of fashion. Exorcism is a rite developed — and promulgated — to meet a need that still exists, due to more people delving into New Age and occult practices. And, yes, satanic worshippers are a reality. “They come in the church and steal the Blessed Sacrament to use in a ‘black mass,’” explained Father Gary Thomas, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Saratoga, Calif., and the exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose. He has alerted his fellow priests to this danger — and trained his extraordinary ministers of holy Communion so that they note...
  • Joseph Smith and Kabbalah: The Occult Connection

    09/09/2012 8:00:06 PM PDT · by NorthernCrunchyCon · 105 replies
    This work was originally published in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol. 27, No. 3, Fall 1994, pp. 117-194. The paper received considerable notice, and in 1995 the Mormon History Association recognized Joseph Smith and Kabbalah: The Occult Connection with its annual award for the best article in Mormon studies. [snip] The one thing about which we might all agree concerning Joseph Smith is that he was not the usual sort of person. He did not approach life itself--or his religious commitment--in a usual way. Yet the character of our historical investigation of Joseph Smith and his times has...
  • EBay Bans Magic Potions, Curses, Spells

    08/18/2012 2:13:37 PM PDT · by Joseph Harrolds · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 16, 2012
    Looking a for a spell that will make your partner lust for you and only you? Or a black magic revenge incantation to curse your enemy? Or maybe a good old-fashioned $51 demon-obliterating potion that promises to “destroy heavy demonic energies, entities, beings and forces” is all you need. ...Beginning Aug.30, the online auction site will ban the sale of curses, spells, hexes, magic, prayers, blessing services, magic potions, healing sessions and more. Perhaps it’s the intangibility of hexes and curses that makes them tough to host. “EBay regularly reviews categories and updates our policies based on customer feedback,” a...
  • Essays for Lent/Easter: Divination

    05/02/2012 8:06:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    StayCatholic.com ^ | 2006 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Divinationby Sebastian R. Fama Ouija Boards, psychic hotlines, Tarot Cards and ESP are some of the more common forms of Divination. Many think of occult practices as being harmless entertainment while others see them as a source of comfort. Few seem to realize that such acts can produce serious consequences. But some will ask, "How can that be? What’s wrong with letting people know that a deceased relative or friend is happy and in a better place? Isn’t the ability to see the future a gift from God? And what about ESP? Surely that’s a gift from God."Actually none of...
  • Witch 'King' Reveals Bid to Set up occult Centre in Bristol

    04/07/2012 7:36:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    This is Bristol ^ | Saturday, April 07, 2012
    A MAN who calls himself the King of all Witches wants to open an occult centre in Bristol. Magus Lynius Shadee says he is in the final stages of securing a venue in Park Row for his centre. The 66-year-old wants it to be the start of a franchise, and making an unusual comparison he told the Evening Post: "It will be a bit like McDonalds, but we encourage vegetarianism." Mr Shadee, who divides his time between homes in France and London, calls himself a practising occultist. He says his centre will offer services including ritual work, witchcraft and exorcisms....
  • Bizarre find at Miami International: 2 fetuses in Miami luggage

    03/22/2012 9:11:34 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 10 replies · 2+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 3/22/12 | Juan O. Tamayo
    Leave it to Miami to shock even a reality-TV film crew. The crew was shooting footage at Miami International Airport for an upcoming episode when customs agents found a pair of human fetuses in the luggage of two women returning from Havana. The fetuses were to be delivered to someone in Miami and used in a Santeria-like religious ritual, according to two people knowledgeable about the case. “I’ve never heard of anything like this,” said Pat Diaz, who retired two years ago after 25 years on the homicide squad of the Miami-Dade Police Department. The incident, filmed by a crew...
  • Mitt Romney's Mormonism and Freedom of Religion (Occult Barf Alert)

    03/17/2012 11:01:49 AM PDT · by AnTiw1 · 21 replies
    Occultview.com ^ | Occultview Staff
    Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee for president. As a Mormon, Romney may become the first non-Christian president of the United States. With president Obama we had our first African American president, something unimaginable a couple of decades ago. It is something to be proud of! American society is evolving. Now we have the possibility of our first Mormon president. This is a very good thing: a stride forward for religious freedom. Mormons are nice people, and even if I don’t share their beliefs, I respect their beliefs and wish them well. A Mormon president would free American politics...
  • (-:(-:(-:THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD:-):-):-)

    11/18/2011 4:53:26 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 75 replies
    You are getting very.....sleepy...... Hmmmm...this goes right along with what's happening in our world today.... November 18th is Occult Day! Occult Day is a mysterious day, outside the realm of the normal and natural world. Concealed, secret, hidden, mysterious, un-natural. These are all words to describe the world of Occult. Astrology should readily come to mind. Alchemy, too. Many secret groups are occults.   How do you partake and enjoy Occult Day? It's a cinch! Join or start a secret society. Get out the ouija board. Visit an Astrologer. Or just sign on to get emails from the DNC...
  • Occult, occultist, occultism. Meanings ... why some churches consider occultism as something ZOT

    11/11/2011 2:47:13 PM PST · by Love Wisdom Truth · 74 replies
    Occult, occultist, occultism. Occult meaning: 1. Of, relating to, or dealing with supernatural influences, agencies, or phenomena. 2. Beyond the realm of human comprehension; inscrutable. 3. Available only to the initiate; secret: occult lore. mysterious. 4. Hidden from view; concealed. Why some churches consider occultism as something wrong/bad? If there is something bad in occultism please show some evidence it is. Man made theories or hypothesis don't mean anything to me. As it is said “the tree is known by its fruits” so I would like to check the fruits, not someones theories or hypothesis that occultism is bad. (I...
  • Women Abduct Man for Satanic Ritual: victim slashed over 300 times

    11/11/2011 2:36:31 AM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | 11/10/11 | Jennifer Roche
    Mug shots of Rebecca Chandler, 22, and Raven "Scarlett" Larrabee, 20 Think the Devil doesn’t exist? Gaze into these lovely ladies’ eyes and think again! This past Sunday, two women were arrested in Milwaukee, Wisconsin after a man claims he was held hostage in a Satanic Sex Ritual. According to police reports the man suffered in excess of 300 stabbings, cuts and punctures.He is expected to survive, and perhaps tell of his entire ordeal at a future date. But until then, here’s the scoop we have at present.Ruben Vatin, 18-years old, decided to hop a bus last week from...
  • Strange Tale of Hitler's Jewish Psychic

    11/08/2011 8:39:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Jewish Forward ^ | November 11, 2011 | Eddy Portnoy
    Astrologer's Murder at Birth of Third Reich Remains MysteryThe Nazi Séance: The Strange Story of the Jewish Psychic in Hitler’s CircleBy Arthur Magida Palgrave Macmillan, 288 pages, $26 Where else but in the annals of Jewish history does a boy born to a pair of impoverished runaways become a world-famous mind reader, psychic, astrologer, crime fighter, newspaper publisher, novelist and, if that’s not enough, adviser to Adolf Hitler. The bizarre and tragic story of Erik Jan Hanussen, the famed mentalist born as Hermann Steinschneider in Vienna, is truly stranger than fiction. A number of books and films have told the...
  • The Spirit World, Our Next Home(The OTHER World Series: Mormon beliefs beyond this world)

    10/30/2011 11:55:15 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 8 replies · 1+ views
    As I’ve listened to and participated in conversations on “after death, what?” with students and family in various areas in the Church, I’ve nearly always found people expressed two feelings: a great desire to know about the post-earthly spirit world (hereafter referred to as the spirit world), and an apologetic feeling for having questions, feeling as though the spirit world were a subject that we should not discuss. My feeling is that caution in discussing a sacred subject is always proper, especially when much popular “information” in contemporary society about the spirit world involves sensational ghost stories, devil worship, and...
  • Priesthood of Joseph Smith [The OTHER World Series]

    10/27/2011 11:11:58 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 17 replies
    LDS History of the Church Vol. 4 (pp 571-81) includes an editorial Joseph Smith, Jr. submitted to the Times and Seasons newspaper. “Try the Spirits” was written in response to “occurrences that [had] transpired amongst” his congregation. In the article, Smith identifies a spiritual problem– that is, people wrongly believe God is behind every manifestation of power, but in fact the credit is very often due to an evil or deceiving spirit. He writes, “there always did… seem to be a lack of intelligence pertaining to this subject. Spirits of all kinds have been manifested, in every age, and almost...
  • Mormon Doctrine on Shaking Hands With Spirits [The Other World Series]

    10/25/2011 6:55:29 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Exmormon.org ^ | Oct. 27, 2004 | Carl
    SECTION 129 Doctrine and Covenants [One of 4 Mormon books of scripture] Instructions given by Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Nauvoo, Illinois, February 9, 1843, making known three grand keys by which the correct nature of ministering angels and spirits may be distinguished... 1—3, There are both resurrected and spirit bodies in heaven; 4—9, Keys are given whereby messengers from beyond the veil may be identified. 1 THERE are two kinds of beings in heaven, namely: Angels, who are resurrected personages, having bodies• of flesh and bones— SNIP 3 Secondly: the spirits of just• men made perfect, they who are...
  • Mormonism, the Halloween Religion

    Many Mormons do not know about Joe Smith's family involvement in the Salem witch trials of 1692, when Joe Smith Sr.'s great-grandfather Samuel Smith and Samuel's father-in-law John Gould testified against Mary Easty and Sarah Wilds respectively. The testimony of these relatives of Joe Smith hanged these girls as witches. A belief in witchcraft was passed through the Smith generations. Even Orlando Saunders, whom Mormon apologists consider to be one of the most favorable witnesses to Joe Smith's character, said in an interview that both Joe Smith Sr. and Jr. believed in witchcraft (Frederic G. Mather, "The Early Days of...
  • Ninth Circuit Considers Constitutionality of Occult-Based Public Schools

    08/10/2011 7:47:55 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 15 replies · 2+ views
    Earned Media ^ | Aug. 3, 2011 | Pacific Justice Institute
    Pacific Justice Institute has filed its opening brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, located in San Francisco, in a case that challenges the constitutionality of taxpayer-funded charter schools that are based on occult teachings. "This case is truly stranger than fiction," noted Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute. "It is incredible that we as taxpayers are still supporting schools founded on a belief system that incorporates elements of Hinduism, European occultism, and a heretical form of Christianity. We cannot have a constitutional double standard where mainstream Judeo-Christian beliefs are excluded from public schools while...
  • Progressive Satanic Revolt: From Nothingness to Worship of Satan

    05/04/2011 4:14:30 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 42 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 3, 2011 | Linda Kimball
    Haters of God, 2 Tim. 3:2 Our war is against God and the world created by Him, declared Karl Marx, father of the Communist Manifesto. In his poem, "The Pale Maiden" he admits that he has willfully opted for Hell: "Thus heaven I've forfeited; I know it full well; My soul, once true to God; Is chosen for hell." (Marx & Satan, Richard Wurmbrand, p. 22) "The Evil One is the satanic revolt against divine authority....Socialists recognize each other by the words, "In the name of the one to whom a great wrong has been done....Satan (is) the eternal rebel,...
  • Michael D. O'Brien on EWTN [on Harry Potter, etc.]

    04/08/2011 2:21:28 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 13 replies
    E-mail | 4-8-11 | Michael D. O'Brien
    8 April, 2011 Dear friends, Last month I was a guest at the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) in Alabama, taping programs for a series on the paganization of culture. Thank you very much for your prayers for me. The shows will be broadcast on the Women of Grace program, hosted by Johnnette Bencovic, each day this coming week. The general theme of the series is "Occult Fiction: Inroad to the Culture." Both Johnnette and myself, as well as researcher Sue Brinkmann and Fr. Edmund de Silva, comment on various aspects of the spiritual war that is taking place in...
  • Surge in Satanism sparks rise in demand for exorcists, says Catholic Church

    03/30/2011 3:55:43 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 14 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3/30/11 | Nick Squires
    A surge in Satanism fuelled by the internet has led to a sharp rise in the demand for exorcists, the Roman Catholic Church has warned. The web has made it easier than ever before to access information on Devil-worshipping and the occult, experts said. Exorcism is the subject of a six-day conference being held this week at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome, which is under the Vatican's authority. "The internet makes it much easier than in the past to find information about Satanism," said Carlo Climati, a member of the university who specialises in the dangers posed to...
  • Ugly Girls

    03/21/2011 8:23:20 PM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 11 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 3/18/11 | Theresa A. Thomas
    Dubbed “Monster High Girls”, they are 10 inch or so fashion dolls and marketed to little children ages 6 to 12. These manufacturer-proclaimed “fashionista dolls” are supposedly the teenage daughters of famous monsters like Frankenstein, Dracula and Werewolf.
  • Bulgarian monk rekindles occult debate

    03/17/2011 6:26:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/17/11
    Bulgarian monk rekindles occult debate By Irina Ivanova Thu Mar 17, 5:30 am ET SOFIA (Reuters Life!) – A Bulgarian monk is reopening an age-old debate in the Balkan country between Orthodox authorities and psychics. In a new book, Monk Visarion denounced internationally respected healer Vanga and spiritual leader Petar Danov and attributed Bulgarians' interest in fortune-tellers and mysticism to decades of atheist communist rule. Although the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has never explicitly condemned Vanga and Danov, the announcement on its official website says the monk will present his book in two lectures on the "pseudo-icons Vanga and Danov." Visarion,...
  • There Are Good People In All Religions But At The Bottom Of Islam Are Occult Practices

    02/23/2011 5:00:30 AM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    http://www.spiritdaily.com/ ^ | February 23, 2011 | Michael H. Brown
    In the early days of Medjugorje great controversy arose among some Catholics who took issue with reputed words from the Blessed Mother (on October 1, 1981) stating, when asked if all religions are good, that "members of all faiths are equal before God. God rules over each faith just like a sovereign over his kingdom. In the world, all religions are not the same because all people have not complied with the commandments of God.