A prominent psychiatrist dealing with the “world beyond” is saying that not only is demonic possession very real, the victims of possession should not be brushed aside. The number of people looking for an exorcism has risen in recent years putting more of a demand on priests and psychiatrists attempting to help people.
The number of people seeking exorcisms has risen worldwide, and it isn’t just psychiatrists taking notice. The Vatican even recently completed training for exorcists amid the rise in what some believe to be demonic possession. But whether an outsider believes in possession or not, many do believe they need to be delivered from the demons inside them, making it very real for the victim of possession.
In April, at the Vatican training course for exorcist priests, participants were told that the demand for exorcism is booming as a result of a decline in Christian faith and the internet providing easy access to black magic, the occult, and Satanism.
With 25 years experience in a private psychiatric practice and as a professor at New York Medical College and Columbia University, Dr. Richard Gallagher has a rare vantage point to observe human behavior; and then there is the inhuman. As a sought-after psychiatrist in cases of demonic possession, Gallagher said the initial step in determining the need for exorcism is discernment. Dr. Gallagher has evaluated hundreds of cases of possible possession and, in a wide-ranging and rare interview with The Telegraph UK, explains why he believes, as does the Catholic Church, that the phenomenon is genuine.
In the US alone, the number of priest exorcists has increased from twelve to fifty over the past decade. While demand for exorcism continues to surge, Dr. Gallagher’s medical assessment of whether a person is mentally ill or possessed by demons will help determine whether an exorcism should be conducted. Describing the Rite of Exorcism as a “delicate and necessary ministry”, the Pope admonished that exorcist priests must be selected with “great care and great prudence.”
Although there are many others who evaluate victims for possible mental illnesses and possession, Dr. Gallagher is one of the few psychiatrists who is willing to even talk about demonic possession. He has also written a forthcoming book on the subject, being published by Harper Collins, called Demonic Foes, A Psychiatrist Investigates Demonic Possession in the Modern United States.
“There are many other psychiatrists and mental health care professionals who do what I do – perhaps not to the scope that I do – who seem hesitant to speak out,” he explained. “That’s what gives my work some singularity. That I have had so much experience and that I am willing to speak out. I feel an obligation to speak out. I think that I should,” said Dr. Gallagher.
Gallagher also noted that of the cases referred to him for possible possession, they are people who “suffer tremendously.” He said: “There is very strict criteria for determining the person’s problem. I am not just intuiting. I’m dealing with it from a very scientific point of view.”
“There are cases of spirit possession in pretty much every culture,” he said.
Dr. Gallagher has directly observed 100 full blown possessions over the past twenty-five years. He has attended a few hundred other exorcisms as an observer, none of whom were his patients. He only attends exorcisms where the team “knows what they’re doing,” and that includes proper restraint of the victim to prevent that person from trying to run away or attack the exorcist. In the United States, the victim must sign a legal form indicating they have agreed to the ritual. According to Dr. Gallagher, when the demonic is accessed, the demon is in control and “would do all sort of things if not restrained”
Dr. Gallagher also says that demons have been observing human beings since the beginning of time. “They’re [demons] very, very smart. The intelligence level of a fallen angel, which is what I call them, is far superior to human beings. Which is why they denigrate human beings. They sometimes call us ‘monkeys’,” he said.
Jesus Christ cast out demons from people. It is funny how people are so quick to dismiss that as mental illness but they will readily accept that Jesus was tempted by Satan for 40 days in the wilderness.
I have personally seen one instance of demonic possession, and let me tell you, it is scary as f*ck. And I have Nancy Pelosi, so I have seen some pretty sick shit.
I work with people occasionally with the diagnosis of schizophrenia and truly believe that in some instances it’s a demon (fallen angel) that is commanding them in their heads to hurt themselves or others. The mental health “experts” call schizophrenia the destruction of the personality and that’s not too far off but their root cause is in error. These beings do have power in this world over some and it brings absolute misery to the victim and family which is the goal of evil. It’ll be a great day when Jesus comes again.
If it will work on HRC I’ll go with it
She’s got a legion of demons in her.
She’s got a legion of (((demons))) in her.
Why do you have an evil dark elf city as your handle lol??
Because we live there. But there’s just a little good that comes out of the place.
Very well stated Menzo. The Drizzt series is in my humble opinion, some of the best reading out there.
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Huge market to purge all democrats. Where can I get certified as an exorcist?
Just keep target practicing as I do so we miss less when it goes down.
Prominent psychiatrist? Hahahahaha. Quack.
The real quacks are the physicians that believe every problem can be solved with medications.
Easy to make that statement. Calling someone a “quack” requires zero analysis of the topic. If that makes you feel better, then go for it, Friend.
Personally, as someone who has taken an interest in this sort of thing and has thus explored many facets of it (research of personal testimonials & Scripture, personal conversations with a number of actual exorcists, and personal experience), I conclude that there is absolutely some merit to what this man is saying.
Incidentally, throwing the term “quack” around when describing a prominent psychiatrist with 25 years of experience and who is currently a professor at Columbia University doesn’t really tend to be convincing.
Just my 2 cents.
Wonder if demonically possessed will have a problem holding onto their right to bear arms under the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Of America.
Hollywood has been onboard for years selling horror stories, fear, and superstition. Satanism needs belief in such things as much or more than Christianity.
This psychiatrist talks about a singularity, the exact same word scientists use to describe a black hole, which is a modern version of hell where everything is sucked into it and torn to pieces.
Most psychiatrists are atheistic Semitic drug pushers. Don’t be controlled by the power of suggestion. Good and evil is not a psychiatrist’s field. A psychiatrist is a modern witch doctor and now he openly enters into the world of the psyche, of the spiritual via possession. More bull from the most evil profession ever.
It’s just another excuse to put a person “in restraints” and take away his rights and freedoms.
So there’s hope for Hillary. And liberals too. Good to know.
Good article Mac.
I wonder though, how can they tell the difference between mental illness versus demonic possession? I imagine it would be an awful experience for the patient if they performed an exorcism on a mentally ill patient who is not demon possessed. Or a demon possessed person being treated (and medicated) for a mental illness.
“Those who are possessed suffer tremendously” and “strict criteria” doesn’t tell us much about exactly how they can accurately determine which one of the two it is. Don’t people with mental illness suffer tremendously as well?
Many of the parables of Jesus were farm-like and dirt-simple. He has said, aptly, if you can’t believe in that — wheat, and stickers, and rocks, and daylabor — if you have no objective morality, in the material world, you will not be able to comprehend subtlety. Some of you agnostics are also disoriented, uncoordinated in petting zoos, u-pick orchards, and childish, natural, tourist traps, carrying yourselves like soft toddlers, with innocent, Kewpie-like, facial expressions. It’s difficult to even be mad at you.
When you argue about religion and science, Pollyanna-ish-ly, and nihilistic-ly, and obliviously, you think that religious life is also a spectator sport, probably beyond your payscale, if it really exists.
There is no understanding, on your part, that this is something you can experience, directly and proactively, just like shearing a sheep or digging a well or lighting a fire by robbing two sticks together. It’s something that you can initiate, and you would be responsible, not like pretty ‘Eloi’s’ (from H.G. Wells).
These things, whether you want to give it a religious or materialistic explanation, are preaching moral free agency and informed consent, something that hyper-critical materialists rarely use, in ordinary, day-to-day chores. You want the color of authority, and a padded room, the swimming pool with a lifeguard on duty, so won’t understand how to interact, here.
What if there is no hierarchy, in the Blavatsky-an sense. No one more illuminated than you, no fool’s errand’s from a Wizard of oz, no ‘take me to your leader’.
The connection would be made by proactive free will or individual initiative. Nothing more powerful or anti-social than conscious self awareness. There is nothing to earn and no qualifications. A slightly-inebriated hillbilly in a trailer park, or lots of slackjawed, Mexican yokels showing you these videos from a dirty cityscape (probably with open sewers in the background) are good enough emissaries, if they want to be.
Wow! That’s a lot of commas!
All this talk about Nancy Pelosi……What demon would step foot in that? Even in Hell there are standards.
More Bullshit from the same $$$ makers as usual, humans can be made to see and believe in all kinds of silly human made up shit to get idiots to open their wallets to some hyper religious clown.
Where are you when they need you Jim, smirk……
If you believe like an animist, then, all kinds of objects and physical conditions can be exorcised, besides the common lunatic or moonbat.
Make an objective claim, and test that.
If you were some tyrant from Bible times (which I don’t claim to be) you might imprison such a mystic, until he had proved himself. Or, he might be rewarded, extravagantly.
Let the other side of this debate be obliged, equally.
Use short and easy words and a falsifiable standard of proof. Can it be repeated.
If you talk to your dog and expect him to understand you, it is mental illness. If you talk to your dog and he talks back to you, it is demonic possession (of the dog)!
The people who seek help because of demonic possession aren’t the problem, it’s the ones who embrace their demons, those who ally themselves.
Hillary Clinton, Barak Obama, George Soros etc come to mind, people who swim in evil like its a cool bath. They have been given some of the promises Satan offered Jesus, but they sold their souls and accepted the false promise that Jesus rejected.
These are the people that generally rule this world, its biggest corporations. Evils greatest magnet is power and wealth.
Santan’s house is not divided, these people protect each other and work to destroy anything good.
Anyone who doubts the reality of possession and what this Psychiatrist is attesting to needs only to read Dr. M. Scott Peck’s book, “Glimpses of the Devil”, an extensive scientific account of two exorcisms he was directly involved with for two people.
Don’t read it if you scare easily. It’s that disturbing.
– the Lone Ranger
How many of these “demon possessed” people are actually victims of govt mind control programs, which psychiatry helped to cover up years ago by inventing “false memory syndrome”, a “mental illness” apparently created for the express purpose of marginalizing MK-Ultra victims who remembered fragments of their ordeal.
That’s a laugher, the catholic church interested in demonic possession, that’s because that “church” is demonically possessed.
It is not so much “possession” as “influence”. Evil exerts an influence on one person or a group of people. Demonic possession is the extreme form but influence is far more common.