I have some questions for anyone here that can answer this. I am curious if anyone has ever expelled a demon and or evil spirit from a person but not by means of Jesus Christ.
I have read that it was ministry of Jesus to cast out demons with a word. I have seen it first hand and believe it. I was curious though, do other religions successfully cast out demons or even christians but not by means of using the Lord's name?
It is understood that religious dogma divides reality into two... good & bad; right & wrong; saint and sinner.
Existence is but one. It is the acceptance of these ideas that causes the mind of the "believer" to divide what is seen into two... divides oneself into two. The evil will appear to be coming from outside oneself because one is creating this to appear so...
Hence one creates his own 'evil' demons and 'divine' spirits. If one has become so entrenched or attached to the belief system, so much so, that one cannot find his way out, then seeking the help of someone who he can re-ignite his own inner trust within himself can be of some help.
Otherwise, if one wants to rid oneself of these evil spirits and demons then go to the root cause and totally drop all "beliefs"... and then begin discovering this existence without any preconceived notions of how it should be. This of course means one will have to also drop the divine spirits that one has also become deeply attached to as well.
If you don't want to drop good spirits then the bad will continue to hover around you as well... the two come together.
"Death is our eternal companion. It is always to our left, an arm's length behind us. Death is the only wise adviser that a warrior has. Whenever he feels that everything is going wrong and he's about to be annihilated, he can turn to his death and ask if that is so. His death will tell him that he is wrong, that nothing really matters outside its touch. His death will tell him, I haven't touched you yet.'"
~ Carlos Castaneda Quotes from Journey to Ixtlan
And I've been making friends with Lucifer lately! Although he hasn't quite reached sainthood, yet, lol!
"Death is our eternal companion. It is always to our left, an arm's length behind us. Death is the only wise adviser that a warrior has..."
Death is normally thought to be against life... for this reason death is thought to happen at some time in the distant future. Because of placing death in the distant future, one can avoid thinking about it. But then life is taken for granted. In this way one avoids death but also misses life as well. And death always happens when one least expects it. It always happens when one is in the middle of doing something, with so many things yet to do...yet to accomplish. It comes when you still have many strings left untied. It always comes in this present moment.
Death is not an enemy, it is a friend. If one believes death is opposed to life, then one is not only afraid of death but is afraid of living life as well. Death in fact is as close to you as your very breath. With birth comes the first in-breath. At the very end of life goes the very last out-breath. In between birth and death one goes breathing... goes on dying to one's past and being born again to each new moment. With each in-breath, another small birth... and with each out-breath, dying to that which has just moved into the past. From infancy one dies and is born into childhood, from childhood one again dies and born again into youth... from youth dying and born again into adolescence... dying and born into adulthood... then into parenthood... and then again born into old age.
Death is with us at every moment. Becoming aware of this, one has the opportunity to live a more full life.
Evil spirits arise out of repression, suppression of one's emotions. One can avoid such situations if this is understood. Finding ways of expressing so-called "negative emotions" without harming oneself or others is essential in remaining healthy.
One can find ways to express that which needs expression... John provides a perfect example of an individual that finds a way to do this for himself.
Energy needs to move. If allowed to move naturally, it can be beautiful. If repressed, energy will still find a way to express itself... but chances are it will move in a perverted form... it will move in a negative direction, it will become a destructive force, either to oneself and/or to others around him.
In this song "MOTHER", John Lennon shows how he expresses this repressed energy in a positive and creative way. At the end of the song you can hear him expressing this from deep down, reaching to the very depths of his being. This is a way how to come clean of the anguish from the past without being violent to oneself or others, (i.e. unconscious revenge).
One can learn through experiencing their emotions if one allows himself the opportunity to do so. This means, accepting the so-called "bad" parts of oneself along with the so-called "good".
In "JEALOUS GUY" you can see in his words that John understands (through his experience) that jealousy can be a very negative force that hurts others... and there is a side of himself that is capable of expressing this ugly "jealous guy". It is most important to note that this song shows he accepts this part of himself. His verses shows that he has looked at his own jealousy enough to understand from where it comes from and why it is there... it comes from the past... from feelings that are trying to be controlled... from insecurity about not being loved... from keeping emotions from being expressed ("swallowing pain"). He is apologetic for the hurt that he has caused. He also says that this a part that needs expression, so please "watch out". As he is watching it himself also. Watching is all that needs to be done, really. Understanding comes as a result.
Acceptance of oneself, is accepting ALL aspects of oneself. Not just the parts that others like, but also the parts that are considered not so nice... the "wicked" and "evil" also. It shows that man is both the "good" and the "bad", together... both the divine and the devil, together.
Unfortunately, society (parents, teachers, religious priests, politicians, and moralists in general etc.) don't view this in this way. Jealousy, greed, sadness, are things to keep hidden from others, to keep buried deep within the individual, to be pushed deep within the unconscious and act as if it isn't there at all. And if such modes of behavior ever surface from this basement of one's being, then it is the work of the devil, Satan... evil spirits or the doings of those that worship the devil and/or are elite members of the Illuminati. One may seek an exorcist as a way to cure this. Perhaps, it may help in stopping this particular form of expression but the energy still needs to move, and will continue to seek ways of doing so... possibly moving to destroy the organs of the human body if it hasn't already done this.
A better society will be created when we as a humanity come to understand that man is both "good" and "bad", together. Then the divisions that go on keeping us separate from one another, and keep us divided up within, can diminish. But up until then, people will continue to live pointing fingers at each. The finger pointers claiming to be the "good" or the ones that are "right". Those being pointed at as being the "bad" or those that are in the "wrong". And individuals will continue to be needing the services of exorcists to fight against the self-created evil spirits that one conjures up for oneself.