Many articles written about "The Exorcist" make mention of the many "mishaps"

which occurred during production of the movie.

The following are just a few of the strange things which happened: Fires broke

out on the set. The large object that the star worships in the film

disappeared and ended up somewhere in the East, thousands of miles away.

Almost everyone in the film had a serious illness, accident or death in their

families. Heart attacks, a broken back, death of a member of their family of

everyone who had any part of the acting or filming of this movie.

One star's child was on the beach and from out of nowhere a car ran over him

and he almost died. All the stars in the film said they will never be the same

again. People have committed suicide after seeing this film. Many physical

disorders, depression, despondency and other effects.

God clearly warns against anyone delving into Satanic witchcraft and devil

worship, even out of a curious nature. God's warning to those who allow

themselves to be opened to witchcraft and satanic activity is found in

Leviticus 20:6, "And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar

spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my

face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people." See also

Deuteronomy 18:10, 11.


By F.W. Thomas

There is an ever-growing interest in our day concerning psychic phenomena.

Occult book stores, a recent attraction to many cities, are kept busy trying

to cope with the demand for books on black magic and witchcraft. Public

libraries also report that many people are showing a keen interest in books on

"demonology" and the "occult. The evil scourge of "occultism" has trapped many

an unwary soul by its bewitching wiles.

The dark practices of occultism are many and varied, covering the whole field

of astrology, fortune-telling, necromancy (consulting the dead), ghosts,

hauntings, spiritualism, clairvoyance, magic power of charms, white and black

magic, amulet-pacts, and the unholy bloodpact (selling of one's soul to the


We are well aware that many so-called intelligent people completely reject the

occult and brand it as superstitious nonsense. Such persons are the victims of

a rationalistic age and have no understanding concerning the spiritual forces

which transcend man's reason. Not everything that is done in the occult realm

is swindle and humbug as some suppose. Abundant evidence does exist to support

the claim that the "dark powers" of the occult are indeed real.


In May 1953, the newspapers of Manila, and around the world, gave sensational

front page reports of a seventeen year old girl who was BITTEN BY DEVILS in

Bilibid Prison, Manila, Philippines. The Manila Chronicle newspaper of May 13,

1953 wrote:

"Police medical investigators last night failed to give a convincing

explanation to the puzzling case of the girl who claimed she was attacked by

demons, and who substantiated the claim with marks on her skin. At least

twenty-five competent persons including Manila's chief of police, Col. Cesar

Lucero, say that it is a very realistic example of a horrified woman being

bitten to insanity by `invisible persons'! She displayed several bite marks

all over her body, inflicted by nobody as far as the twenty-five witnesses

could see. Villanueva writhed in pain, shouted and screamed in anguish

whenever the `invisible demons' attacked her."

It is interesting to note that a group of "spiritualists" tried to exorcise

the tormenting demons from the poor girl, but failed. (See Manila Chronicle of

May 16, 1953 for the full story). However, God did use a Bible believing

Protestant minister to pray the prayer of deliverance. This demon possessed

girl was set completely free in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Here we

have an authentic case of modern day demon possession. This case of demon

possession made the second biggest newspaper story in Manila for 1953.


The casting of horoscopes is big business today. It is estimated that in the

United States 170 newspapers and magazines carry daily horoscopes. We are told

that there are several thousand well paid astrologers. There is a lot of

swindle and superstition connected with astrology. Nevertheless, the fact

remains that there are many cases recorded where detailed horoscopes came

true, even in the smallest details.

The following usually happens to those who begin to pattern their decisions

and life by the horoscope. Behind the scenes demon forces begin to manipulate

events and circumstances in order to make a person's horoscope come true. The

life of the horoscope victim (unbeknown to himself) THUS BECOMES CONTROLLED BY

DEMONS! Astrology, therefore, is actually just another fortune-telling art. It

has been observed that serious psychic disorders often afflict those who

dabble in astrology. The Bible declares: "Let now the astrologers, the

stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these

things that shall come upon thee. Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire

shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the

flame..." Isaiah 47:13, 14.


The Bible clearly teaches that genuine fortune-telling powers do exist. In

Acts 16:16 the apostle Paul met a fortune-telling woman at Philippi. In the

Name of Christ he commanded the spirit of divination to come out of her. It

was through the power of the Name of Christ that this fortune-teller was set


Genuine fortune-tellers, at the moment of fortune-telling, whether they read

tea leaves , cards, or the palm, usually have a strange power come over them.

Another spirit seems to take control, and the fortune-teller says things which

she has no knowledge of herself. Those who have anything to do with fortune-

tellers are playing with destructive forces that will damn their soul. It is a

known fact that fortune-telling (and every other occult practice) develops an

uncanny inner resistance against all divine things. Sinister forces seem to

immunize the soul of the one dabbling in the occult from making a decision to

accept Christ.


There is a deep longing in man to know about life beyond the grave. Instead of

believing what the Bible teaches about eternity, spiritualists have given

themselves over to seek after "spirits" in order to learn about life after

death. Many mediums are indeed able to make contact with spirits. But the

spirits they communicate with are certainly not the spirits of deceased loved

ones. Rather, they are evil spirits, or demons, WHO IMPERSONATE THE DEAD. It

is distinctly stated in Scripture that Satan can transform himself into an

angel of light AND SO CAN HIS MINISTERS, THE DEMONS (2 Cor. 11:14).

Not many people are aware that there are various kinds of spiritualists. We

have the "rational spiritualists" who deny the inspiration of the Bible, the

fall of man, the existence of hell, the divinity of Christ and His atoning

work on the Cross. Secondly, there are the so-called "Christian

spiritualists". This group has embellished their "Spiritualism" with Christian

accessories and trimmings. In their "churches" can be found statues of Christ

and the Virgin Mary along with altars and crucifixes. This type of thing has a

certain appeal for those who like to remain orthodox. Christian spiritualists

claim to believe in the Leadership of Christ and His redemptive power.

However, Christ's redemptive power, they say, IS NOT IN HIS SHED BLOOD but

rather in His example of love. This brand of spiritualism is indeed subtle and


the "spiritists" who openly admit they are not Christian in any sense of the

word. Spiritists do not believe in prayer or hymn singing (as do some

spiritualists), and many of them deny the existence of God. Some spiritists

will even confess that they are controlled by evil spirits.

Spiritualists and spiritists, regardless of their various beliefs, all have


MEETINGS! Demons do not always appear with the face of evil; sometimes they

pose as angels of light. God's curse is on those who dabble in the black arts

and spiritualism. The Bible declares: "There shall not be found among you... a

charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord." (Deut. 18:10-



Charmers who use white magic are merely camouflaging their demonic work with

religious words and Christian symbols. White magic is Satan transforming

himself into an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:14). The number "three" plays an

important part in white magic. Charming is usually done by making three

crosses or in the three highest names. victims of white magic relate that

after they have been charmed, psychic disorders would invariably set in. Some

would see fearful apparitions at night and hear voices. Others would

experience a terrible unrest. Even Christians, who have foolishly allowed

themselves to be charmed, have found they could no longer pray! They confess

that a spirit of disgust sweeps over them for God's Word and all divine

things! It is well to remember that one must pay a high price for magic help.


More terrible than white magic is the art of Black Magic. It is only in black

magic that enchantments for persecution and revenge appear. Black magic also

has charms for defense and healing. Those who resort to black magic are known

as black magicians and have sold their souls to the devil. They have done this

by making a pact with the devil in their own blood. In Paris and Rome, and

also in the United States, there are occult churches where one can only become

a member by subscribing himself to the devil.

There are occult books which are as important to the magician as the Bible is

to the Christian. Many occult practitioners use the charms found in the Sixth

and Seventh Books of Moses. Actually Moses had nothing to do with these books.

The occult has simply elevated Moses as their patron saint because of his

victory over Pharaoh's magicians. In the Sixth Book of Moses (chapter 6) the

devil makes the following promise: "To whatever person possesses this book at

any given time, Lucifer makes promise to help and to carry out his commands

but only as long as he possesses the book". In all homes where these and other

occult books are kept psychic disorders of every kind appear.

Case histories of occult practitioners tell of fearful death-bed scenes. Upon

dying they have been known to plead for weeks: "Take the gift away from me so

I can find rest". Relatives of occult practitioners have told of actually

seeing dreadful looking devils - with sneering faces - hovering over their

dying victim and waiting for him to take his last gasping breath.

The Scriptures teach that God has set certain laws and boundaries which man

must not transgress. Any unlawful trafficking in the occult often brings an

immediate punishment. Case histories show that those who dabble in the occult

are often troubled at night by spook phenomena. Untold numbers of these poor

souls often end up in insane asylums.

It appears that within man there is a protective barrier sheltering him to a

certain extent from the baneful influence of demons. Once a person begins

dabbling in the occult this protective fence is broken down. The victim

henceforth becomes the prey of wicked spirit forces. Occultly subjected people

often confess that it was not too difficult for them to make contact with the

spirits. However, once they became aware of the diabolical nature of spirit

intercourse and sought to renounce this evil, they found to their dismay that

no power on earth could free them. Many who have tried to break free, by their

own power, relate that such a decision succeeded only in inflaming the hellish

rage of the controlling spirits. When the Spirits see that a victim is trying

to escape their grasp, they will incessantly torment him until he well nigh

loses his reason.


Neither psychology, psychiatry or medicine can cure occultly disturbed people.

Only the power of the living God can set these poor captives free. The Bible

declares: "For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might

destroy the works of the devil."(I John 3:8). Regardless of what oaths you

might have taken, or how deeply you are enmeshed in Spiritualism and the black

arts - CHRIST DIED TO SAVE YOUR SOUL. You can be set completely free by the

Power of the Risen Savior. Jesus has promised: "Him that cometh to me I will

in no wise cast out".(John 6:37). The precious shed Blood of Christ can

cleanse your soul and make you whiter than the driven snow. The Bible

declares: "...the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin." (I

John 1:7). Believe these promises in God's Word, act upon them, and

deliverance and salvation will be yours,





Bible References Forbidding the Following:

1. Divination (the practice or act of foreseeing or foretelling the future or

the unknown by occult means). Deut. 18:10-14. Please note: Only Jesus can heal

a demon possessed soul. See Acts 16:16-18

2. Magicians. Exodus 7:10-13; 8:16-19; 9:8-12. Please note that the power of

God is greater than the power of magicians.

3. Necromancy (black magic, communication with the dead). Forbidden by God -

See Deut. 18:10, 11.

4. Witchcraft (the power or practices of witches; black magic; sorcery).

Leviticus 19:31, 20:6, Exodus 22:18.


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