Occult Bondage: America's Invisible Wave of Evil

In 1967 Mortimer J. Adler, the guiding genius behind The Encyclopedia Britannica and Great Books of the Western World predicted that belief in a spiritual reality would soon be considered as orthodox science. (The Difference of Man and the Difference It Makes, Adler, p. 294) Adler's prediction has come true, for today occult spiritual humanism and materialistic science (secular humanism) have become much more difficult to distinguish from each other. Occult spiritual humanism has infused and spiritualized secular materialism, transforming it into an agency for the transmission of ultimate values and revelations from the spiritual realm....from powers and principalities.

As a result, in the space of a few short decades occult spirituality has made profound inroads. Its upsurge manifests itself in the form of everything from obsession with the paranormal, UFO channeling cults, ghost-hunting, necromancy, goddess worship, shamanism, light-bearers, spirit guides, goddess worship, transcendental meditation, labyrinth walking, yoga, Wicca, revitalized Norse paganism, the annual Burning Man Festival (now televised) and the proliferation of Satanic cults.

From England to Australia, from New Zealand to South America, Canada and the United States, occult spirituality is quickly becoming the West's dominant orthodoxy, leading America's mainstream media to report:

"Neopaganism Growing Quickly: Numbers Roughly Double Every 18 Months in United States, Canada, and Europe." Denver Post, June 26, 2008 (How Evil Works: Understanding and Overcoming the Destructive Forces that are Transforming America, David Kupelian, p. 115)

"Sorcery Sells, and the Young are Buying" Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 10, 2007 (ibid)

"Wicca is Believed to be One of the Fastest-Growing Religions Among High School and College Students" National Public Radio, May 13, 2004 (ibid)

In his book, "America's Schools: The Battleground for Freedom," Allen Quist warns:

"New Age religion is now aggressively being taught in our nation's public schools." A model curriculum has been developed that "is clearly centered on pantheism." "Much of what passes for environmental education and multiculturalism is really indoctrination in pantheistic/New Age theology. The ACLU and other similar organizations have no objections to (pantheistic indoctrination). It is only Christianity that these organizations object to." (p. 51)

Carl A. Raschke is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Denver specializing in Continental philosophy and the philosophy and theory of religion. He is also America's leading authority on subcultures of demonic darkness. In his fully-documented work, "Painted Black" he puts together a terrifying puzzle to reveal the chilling facts and cases behind an invisible wave of evil working through the minds of children and adults and subsequently sweeping over and across our nation outwardly manifested in an alarming epidemic of violence and madness.

The late Dr. Kurt Koch would have agreed with Raschke's conclusions. Koch (1913-1987) was a noted German theologian and minister with extensive personal experience in counseling those held in occult bondage. He reports that in his 45 years of experience he "has heard some twenty-thousand terrible cases." (Occult ABC, Koch, p. 282)

Unfortunately, most modern secular therapists simply refuse to recognize a problem exists and so perpetuate the occult subjection through false diagnosis and other unworkable treatments, said Koch. In countries where occult bondage is more prevalent, people complained to Koch of:

"the arrogant attitude of Western scientists and how they simply explain away all mediumistic phenomena as harmless without really knowing the slightest thing about the background or the effects of these phenomena." (Occult Bondage and Deliverance, Koch, p. 32)

Rashcke writes that Western therapeutic science explains satanism (occult bondage) away by reducing it to a "manageable adolescent disturbance. Such a posture hinges on the most incredible delusion that the symbol of the Devil does not at all mean what the symbol of the Devil has always meant..." (Painted Black, p.404)

Demonic bondage does not always manifest itself in a will to do evil said Rashcke:

"Many of today's young satanists (are characterized) by a metaphysics of exhaustion and despair. A culture of despair becomes ever easier pickings for the...child pornographers (and the) professional (satanic) terrorists themselves. Satanism has already yielded a climate of fear in middle-class quarters where fear had never flourished before." (p. 406)

A culture of "exhaustion and despair" is a welcome mat to jihadists as well.

Where occult bondage manifests itself in a will to do evil it is seen in the recent Dark Knight movie murders and in the following chilling account:

"In a chilling 911 call, Texas teen Jake Evans spent 20 minutes calmly recounting how he shot and killed his mother and sister, calling himself "evil."

"It's weird," an even-voiced Evans told the 911 dispatcher. "I wasn't even really angry with them. It just kind of happened. I've been kind of planning on killing for a while now." "I'll never forget this. My sister, she came down the stairs and she was screaming and I was telling her that I'm sorry but to just hold still--that, you know, I was just going to make it go away," he said. "But she just kept on freaking out, but finaly she she fell down, and I got her in the head about, probably, three times." "Just to let you know, I hate the feeling of killing someone. I'm going to be messed up," he told the operator. "I'm really worried about nightmares and stuff like that. Are there any type of medications for that and stuff?"

Note Jake's lack of remorse. Jake is like a soulless, conscienceless body, a killing machine that only hates the "feeling" of killing his mother and sister.

(online source: http://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-teen-tells-911-weird-kill-mother-sister/story?id=17407314 )

Koch argues that every sin wittingly or unwittingly connected with the occult (spirit realm) cuts a person off from God and opens the door to demonic bondage that is seen in relation to psychological disturbances which have the following predominant characteristics:

(1) Warping and distortion of character: hard, egoistic persons; uncongenial, dark natures. (2) Extreme passions: abnormal sexuality; violent temper, belligerence; tendencies to addiction; meanness and kleptomania. (3) Emotional disturbances; compulsive thoughts, anxiety states. (4)Possession: destructive urges, fits of mania; tendency to violent acts and crime; inhabitation by demons. (5) Mental illness. (6) Bigoted attitude against Christ and God; conscious atheism; simulated piety; indifference to God's word and to prayer; blasphemous thoughts; religious delusions. (7) Puzzling phenomena in their environment. (ibid)

The psychological disturbances described by Koch together with their outward manifestations have caused some anthropologists, scientific psychiatrists, and other professionals from the counseling and medical field to finally take very seriously the fact that something frightening and unexplainable by Western science is going on here in America and throughout the West. In their search for answers they are jettisoning as useless materialist explanations of man as evolved soulless ape. A "new" consensus is emerging--- men have souls and demons exist:

"...we need to understand a number of different concepts in order to comprehend the worldwide phenomenon of possession and exorcism. On the psychological level, we have come to know the notion underlying all possession, namely, that the body is a shell, inhabited by a soul, and that this shell may on occasion be surrendered to an intrusive alien entity. " (How about Demons? Possession and Exorcism in the Modern World, Felicitas Goodman. IndianaUpress:1988)

"Dr Frank Lake in a talk on the demonic recalled the occasion when 'Hans Rudi Weber was giving a talk on Christ's Victory over the Demonic Powers to this large gathering of psychiatrists and theologians. It was quite amusing to see how uncomfortable the theologians were at this strange exhibition of what I think they regarded as Medievalism from a distinguished member of their own theological group. It was as if they were apologizing to the scientific psychiatrists present that a theologian had returned to the era of demons and evil possession. By contrast the psychiatrists were in fact leaning forward eagerly recognizing that the collective demonic is something with which they are continually dealing. As they said afterwards, 'Why didn't some theologian tell us about this before? We know what he's talking about, we live with it'" (But Deliver us From Evil: An Introduction to the Demonic Dimension in Pastoral Care, John Richards, London, Dartman, Longman and Todd,1974)

Possession takes two forms, communal and individual:

"...central possession is communal, strongly institutionalized, and ritualistically induced, but peripheral possession is more normally individual and spontaneous." (Demonic Possession: A Medical, Historical, Anthropological, and Theological Symposium, John Warwick Montgomery (ed.), Bethany,1976)

In "Satanism and the Devolution of the 'New Religions' Raschke notes with alarm America's downward spiral into the madess and violence of demonic bondage and points out that the decadence, pornography, drugs, mindless murders on Main Street, criminality, heavy metal music, fantasy-role playing games, the 'new religions,' and Satanism in American culture have certain social and spiritual ties that bind them together, revealing that they are part of a similar spiritual genus.

Satanism is so widespread today that there are even U.S. military personnel who are members of secretive Satanist groups. In light of all of this, Raschke concludes that the,

"upsurge of Satanist practices...must be interpreted not as some kind of odd wrinkle...but as a culminating phase of the "New Age" movement...The Satanist mindset is not "religion" in the regular sense of the word, but a mystification of the most corrupt secular passions and values...Satanism is but the spiritual Frankenstein created by a social order that has attempted to sustain itself without God." (Satanism and Witchcraft: The Occult and the West — Part 6, Dr. John Ankerberg and Dr. John Weldon)

@Linda Kimball