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Possessional Demonology

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 5:39 PM by techgnotic:icontechgnotic:








Opening the Darkest Door


I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.


From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believers” seem to have come to the realization and acceptance that this openness to the very possibility of possession may be the very invitation to the demons awaiting entry just outside our otherwise normal sun-dappled realm. It is of no comfort and some fearfulness to consider that an institution as old and authoritative in all matters spiritual as The Vatican believes that demons are real and do sometimes possess humans, necessitating exorcism.










Art History gives us depiction after horrifying depiction of just how these Demons may have come to manifest themselves in our world.


Demons sporting horns may originate with the Greek god Pan, who dwelt amongst the shepherds in the countryside.


Lévi's Baphomet is the source of the later Tarot cards image of the Devil in the Rider-Waite Tarot design. The actual image of a goat in a downward-pointing pentagram first appeared in the 1897 book La Clef de la Magie Noire by Stanislas de Guaita, later adopted as the official symbol — called the Sigil of Baphomet — of the Church of Satan.












Many an artist upon the digital planes of deviantART has taken on the task of depicting Demons in all of their forms and manifestations. These are some of the most frightening yet beautiful works of art on the site.









If one believes in a God, it is said, then one must believe in a Devil...


If one believes in the protection of Angels, it would follow, then one must certainly believe in the assaults of Demons...


Be careful in what you believe... for belief itself may be what makes it so...




Vos es iam aperio.Sweet dreams for the Day of the Dead.












Questions for The Reader




  1. Do you worry that exploring demonic themes in your art might "open you up" to becoming a portal for supernatural entrance into this world?
  2. Goya? Bosch? What's the most frightening or affecting depiction of a demonic being that you've ever seen in classic or contemporary art?
  3. Does the idea that thinking about demonic spirits, simply considering their actual existence, might open a portal for them into your life frighten you? What about later tonight as you lie awake reviewing this question?
  4. Do you believe possession is a real phenomenon or simply a medical problem?
  5. Do you think “exorcising” ideas about evil through art is healthy?
  6. Have you ever abandoned an artwork because you were receiving an evil vibe from further progress on the work?
  7. Have you ever felt the presence of an evil or demonic spirit?






Opening the darkest door. I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.

Writers: $techgnotic
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:iconlushmindawolf:
LushmindaWolf Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shit man, demons are scary af
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furryboy80 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
  1. nope
  2. dunno
  3. nope and nope
  4. haha nope, its absurd 
  5. i believe in exercising not so much “exorcising” but  i love the amazing artwork such as these works.
  6. no
  7. no
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FallOutWoman Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student General Artist
I would never sell my sole to Satan or any other demon just because I know what happens during demon possession. I fear for the younger me, who at 13 wanted to be a screenwriter,
and if given the chance would have childishly signed Lucifer's contract without even knowing what I was doing. However, I wasn't given the chance and that I'm thankful for. I think that it's important that everybody should know something about demons and the occult because then you know what your up against and you won't fall into the hands of demons without even knowing it because demons like to prey on the very ignorant. I do include demons in my art just because I believe that not all demons are evil. There are some that have good intentions and only became that way through very violent death. These mostly include young murder victims a lot of them were put in "Club 27" by Satan himself. As in the words of Johnny Lydon himself, the difference between Rock and Punk is that in Rock you have to sell your sole to be in it where with Punk don't have sell your sole, I choose Punk.
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Coelophysis Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014   Writer
1. No. Some people in the past may have had this worry for me, though. 
2. At the moment, I rather like Wayne Barlowe's demons. 
3. Not especially, though I do believe they exist. 
4. Yes, I believe it is real, but it is an extraordinarily rare phenomenon. The exorcists in the Vatican, for instance, are trained to work with psychologists and doctors to exhaust potential alternate explanations before going through with anything. 
5. It certainly can be, though there are also exceptions. 
6. No, though some have been extraordinarily difficult to follow through with. 
7. No, but I know some people who have. 
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heylookitsvante Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
1 Nope.
2 None have been so remarkable as to remember their name. God of Witches by EvanCampbell looks pretty damn amazing tho.
3 Nope.
4 Yeah it's real.
5 Idk man, whatever floats THE BOAT.
6 Nope, but i've abandoned other things because of bad vibes. Gotta trust the vibes man.
7 Yea. Pretty fuccin... idk. Unbelievable. Good "spirits" and bad "spirits."
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artinlife Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
4. ABSOLUTELY a real phenomenon, that causes a medical problem!  It has nearly happened on Ghost Adventures, which is why I say "GO WITH THEIR KNOWLEDGE!"I am a dummy! 
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Unicorn12791 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
#7... all the time...
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scygon344 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 21, 2014
Number 6 .
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MissKim42 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
1.  I don't really worry about them.  
2.  Don't really know.
3. No, but I do agree the answer has the potential to change in the dark of night.  
4. Yes, but less often than paranormal TV would have you believe.
5. Yes.  I think art can give an outlet for ideas and feelings that would not be healthy for self or others if acted upon.  Having said that, those feelings may be a door, but I don't feel that the art itself is.
6.  No, but I did put a book back on the shelf.... see #7.
7.  Yes. I was checking out a book from the library.  As soon as I put my hand on it, it felt like cold fingers, or maybe a static charge were/ was climbing up my arm.  I wasn't particularly frightened, and as I was marveling at the sensation, a bolt of warmth came from above and entered my body through the top of my head.  It went straight to my arm, and the cold and the warm battled for possession of my arm.  The meeting point moved back and forth a few times between my wrist and elbow, then the warm won.  It took over my whole arm, and the cold was forced back into the book.  I pulled the book off the shelf, and it opened to a page on how to make a contract with Satan.  
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joaopaulokaluf Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student
As I was raised in a catholic family, I can not deny to myself my own belief that souls are immortal, and there´s more after death. But as I´ve grown, i realized that angels, saints, demons and even Jesus are only characters, part of an mythology, a great story to control people for excuse reasons.
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hitmontop16 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
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Orgotholik Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
1. Demons, like the devil, are worthless boogers and are not allowed in my temple.
2. The things I see in my head when reading Revelations in the Bible.
3. Fear is of the devil.  So no, I do not fear evil or the devil, I know God and Jesus.
4. Real.
5. Could go either way.
6. Nope, I'm a good guy, but all my art is twisted.
7. Yep, and I promptly molly whopped it with the power of God.  One must remember demons/the devil only have the power you give them.
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StickFiguresCO Featured By Owner Edited Oct 21, 2014  Student Interface Designer
One of the more energetic Christian posts I think I've ever seen. You sound like such a fun person. XD I would have posted a full response, but I think you covered pretty much everything I was gonna say. I'll only change a few of my answers because the are different.

2. Goya. I do believe he painted a very creepy picture of Sleep Paralysis. I've had that happen to me before, and it is NOT a pleasant experience to have.
5. I think it depends on what the purpose is and what the intention or use of the themes is. What you'll be doing with it and all that. Most of my antagonists borrow from some form of known evil, rather than having to go through the trouble of creating my own
6. Kinda linked to 5. Again, depends on what it is and what you're planning to use it for.
7. I could go on and on and on and on...... Happens a lot when I'm asleep. I am 90% certain it's linked to my sleep paralysis experience, and that it's the same presence every time. Wont dwell on it too much though.
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Orgotholik Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey thanks!  I appreciate the kind words!
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spitfire-panda Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional Writer
1. As for what could open you up to possession/demonic activity... there's a lot of things that I believe could, but that doesn't mean that they will.  People should be creative in whatever way they want to be, while taking precautions that they think are necessary.  Even if you don't intend to attract that kind of attention, that doesn't mean it won't come.

2. I've become kinda indifferent to graphic depictions of demons and the like.  While they're cool, they don't normally creep me out.  There are so many horrific drawings to choose from, but the problem is that we really don't know if any of them are even remotely accurate.  Perhaps someone does, but by and large these things are a mystery.  It's the unknown that really frightens me.

3. Again, there's a lot of intentional and unintentional ways to attract demons.  It's entirely possible (and most likely) that they are attracted to tormenting humans simply because we exist.  True evil needs no motive and no provocation.

4. I believe that possession can mimic psychological illness, and it's most likely intentional on the demon's part.  There is a way to tell them apart, but I'm no expert in it.

5. Healthy or not it's necessary.  To understand something you have to examine it, and art/imagination is one way in which we can try to understand something as poorly understood as possession.

6. No, but one of my recent poems was hard to write for this very reason.  I got a really weird vibe from writing about and researching Abaddon that I almost didn't finish the poem.

7. I believe I have when I was alone in certain rooms of my high school a few times.  It's hard to tell what's in the room with you without some sort of physical activity.
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CraftSmith Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
  1. Do you worry that exploring demonic themes in your art might "open you up" to becoming a portal for supernatural entrance into this world
         nope because i know myself(heart) am not gonna practice ritual things as i draw concepts on that certain theme, but let say am into rituals/                    incantation stuffs and my heart is willing to summon them for my own satisfaction, that my friend will lead me into something, which is yeah                  opening a portal sort to speak.
  1. Goya? Bosch? What's the most frightening or affecting depiction of a demonic being that you've ever seen in classic or contemporary art?             
          am not frighten on those images its just disturbing. wanna know what disturbs me most? the artist behind the art what he/she thinking before               he/she create the images.
  1. Does the idea that thinking about demonic spirits, simply considering their actual existence, might open a portal for them into your life frighten you? What about later tonight as you lie awake reviewing this question?
          again it depends how the heart speaks, if you consider them as real or important than life, it will manifest.
  1. Do you believe possession is a real phenomenon or simply a medical problem?
         possession is real its a tough case to handle.
  1. Do you think “exorcising” ideas about evil through art is healthy?
          the idea is good but again, the person behind the art is more important.
  1. Have you ever abandoned an artwork because you were receiving an evil vibe from further progress on the work?
          yes
  1. Have you ever felt the presence of an evil or demonic spirit?
          yes
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ShamanicTaxidermyArt Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I witnessed the way of a person who became nearly insane and totally failed his live during 10 years after he started with "demons" he believed to see or hear. Finally his life was only thinking and talking about all that, no reality, no "normal life" at all. Honestly said, I don't deny any phenomen but in this case I can't say if it was possession or simply a psychic disease. Nevertheless it is something I never want to witness again.
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EJMM5 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
1- Cynically, No. Depends on the context of what the author meant as "a portal for supernatural entrance".

2 - Not the depiction of demons or the devil figuratively, but abstractions of unholy scenes, such as the Picasso's Guernica.

3 - I guess that this point is really moot, that "access" has already been granted by *certain* religious traditions, teachings and acceptance, so if it paves a way, it has already been opened, so I just go along with what is already there.

4 - A medical problem with some serious detractors.

5 - It is tentative enough.

6 - No.

7 - I choose to believe I have.
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C-195 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
1. Nah
2. Can't choose between Cyberdemons and Dormammu
3. No, it would take a lot more than that.
4. Usually Medical
5. What does that even mean?
6. No, I figure that stuff out beforehand.
7. Can't say.
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Tsunami-Michael Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
It's funny, the Christian/Catholicism religion is still fairly new as far as aged religions go yet it's generally the ones that people think of when they hear the word "Demons".  Yet the concept of demons has existed LONG before that.  I mean, even in the eastern continents of Asia and so on, there are demons that aren't even necessarily evil.

But if we're getting into the core of something like that, I don't believe that evil exists outside of human beings.  Should there be such things as demons/angels/gods/devils, I don't believe that they'd be capable of either morally good or evil actions, just actions that we PERCEIVE as either good or evil.  And perception isn't the same as being.  It's the difference between hearsay and fact.  For example, should a god choose to wipe out half of a species, should they feel bad about it?  After all, they might not even have emotions akin to a human's so asking for something like empathy is kind of like talking about air to a fish.  But all this is obviously theory.  So, once proof to the contrary is offered, we'll know for certain.
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Cianatime Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist
^
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SnowSultan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014   Digital Artist
I find this funny that it's an article under "Your Daily Dose of Intelligence".   ;)
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tanksmallcape Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Y'all listen to way too much fundamentalist-christian-paranormal-investigation tripe if you think ouija boards are inherently dangerous.  Leave that shit to the Warrens.
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Uber-Stooge Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Its just a collection of the ugly. Is that what evil is ?
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MeniEtim Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Absolutely love this collection of work. Perfectly disturbing. 
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:iconwampyrelli:
Wampyrelli Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Everyone who touched a goat or a cat is probably damned if drawing people with horns and reptilian skin summons demons :D
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days-be-strange Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
Giggle 
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ninjatakes321 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I have been doing...VERY minor studies of exorsisms. I'm finding it odd that this hasn't been labeled as pure therapy. I believe in angels and in responce also in demonic spirits on earth. But even for those who do not...the roman catholic church has seen results in an exorsism. I feel those who are against it are only because of the religious side.....a good strategy would be labeling it as "care for the mentally unstable", the church needs more exorsists, even traveling ones..I hope one day I may be able to view an exorsism, maybe even perform one <3
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IRAtheIV Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Although I dont view Goyas Saturnin as a demon, it really did have the greatest affect on me. But I think thats what is so frightening about it. Saturn, the greatest God in his time is devouring his own son. There is something personal in that. I dont view demons as something to get all excited about, I think they are pretty easy to fight against, weak people can be influenced by much more dangerous human flaws. Concerning Bosch, I think his student Bruegel has touched this more. I see Bosch as painting about human - stupidity, foolishness, greed... . Bruegel was far more spiritual in this sence. But as if Bosch was some birth-mother, the surrealists got into the demonic sphere with the subconciouss, because thats what it really comes from. They showed us the demons not traditional-flesh but indirectly in their actions and consequences, making the demons more real.
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glassdragon42 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think legendary evils like demons and devils are fascinating, but most definitely not real. They are the subject of many great works of art, and many horrific tales, but a real thing? I can't believe that. Of course, I'm not a very spiritual person anyway, so that might be affecting my views on demons.

1.) No. I like putting dark themes in my work, but I don't believe demons are anything more than myths.
2.) I...have no idea.
3.) Nope.
4.) Seeing as I don't believe that demons exist, I don't believe possession is a thing caused by demons or the Devil. A medical problem, though? I've never considered it from that angle.
5.) Well, I think catharsis is healthy. Does that count?
6.) No. I have taken a break from certain projects, like a story with a really heavy scene that even disturbs me to write, but not from "evil vibes."
7.) No.
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Lady-LM Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
1) I do literature, and it's mostly in other realms

2) I don't really look at that kind of stuff

3) Reading this article won't make me nervous, watching The Haunted and stuff like that does

4) I'm not sure

5) As long as people don't take it too far or overreact

6) [see #1]

7) I'm not sure...
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
5) I'd hope so. Getting an idea "out of my head" (be it silly, dark, or other) is frequently one of my driving forces to draw at all.

Also, when people see my dark art they tend to find it though-provoking and interesting rather than a concept that passes on to getting stuck in their minds (judging by comments).
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soul-venom Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
I believe that "demons" are nothing more then a man made manifestation. However I do Believe in the possibilities of beings living in a higher plane of existence. Demons are constructs of the darkest part of human psyche and has been the creation of religons (christian) to label the doings of so called non-believers or sinners which is just an exaggerated form of the real thing and intensified with the person labelling this crimes own internal fears and conflicting emotions. Remember that demons and possessions come from medieval time where religion was the only movement giving a so called reason for the happenings (demons, Gods wrath) from their lack of knowledge.
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D3Darkside Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
1: No

2: I don't find demons frightening but I can at least say I like the detail and imagination that goes into most demonic designs.

3: The thought is an old one for me. Depicted demons are nothing more than hyperbolic forms of all mankind.

4: Real problem. Real or not, if a person believes they are possessed, they will act the part. Quite dangerous to have submissive personalities like that...

5: All art allows people to express supressed thought. Many of what people draw (specifically what they create most commonly)are filled with subconscious or supressed feelings. So yea, art-good.

6: No. generally I only abbandon art that frustrates me because it strays too far from my original design...which happens alot...>.>

7: not since my ex-fiance' moved to georgia. (har har)

On a seperate note, I LOVE HOLLOWEEN! The only time of year a person can be themselves. I only get awkward glares and cautious whispers any other time of the year -_-
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Funky-P3t3 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1. Drawing demon-related things will not open me up to anything simply because I don't believe it will. I don't think I've drawn truly demonic things? People with horns is as far as I go.

2. I do not remember... D:

3. Not really. I'll probably dream about it though.

4. The mind is the center of a lot of problems...though that voice changing thing really gets to me...and the knowledge of contents withing sealed containers...

5. I don't think I get this question.

6. I'm not that skilled, LOL.

7. Not really. Perhaps if I did, I would believe more...or I'd be skeptical. I don't know.
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Funky-P3t3 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
within*
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by-golly Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I do think there are genuinely evil beings that exist. They can't get me, though. There's a light inside of me that can get dimmer but will never go out, if I may wax crappy poetic (y)
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Anti4b Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
amazingly amazing :sun:
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citizenBastard Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
awesome !!!!!
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Eevee-Chibi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A few comments on the art-

Demon Priestess-What MMORPG is that from?

God of Witches-Okay, can you tell me something? Is that the Greek God Pan or the goatman?

Demon-PYRAMIDHEAD!!! XD

That was what came to my mind when I was looking at these. Nonetheless, they do look cool and eerie.

1. In a way, yes.
2.
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azphyxxxiate Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
very nice presentation
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SilverSilentWhisper Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
1. Nope. If anything, it would release the negitives.
2. I cannot say that anything has frightened me in art. It is my imagination that makes me afraid, and I can meld that to my will after I realize it's just my imagination. But before that, it makes me freeze in fear.
3. For one thing, everything must be concidered. I don't think that just by thinking of such beasties will create a portal; many of us would have millions of portals in their homes by now. And if we were to believe it real, there is always a remedy; it's just a matter of finding it.
4. I don't believe in such things.
5. Yes. A thousand times, yes.
6. No. I've never felt an evil vibe.
7. Whenever I've been lied to, or I've lied.
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roflman1 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I'm a bit ashamed to say that I've drawn a lot of demons, but that's only because I need them in a story revolving around a hero sent by God to destroy evil. So in a way, if you draw demons because you worship them/prefer them, then I'd think your in spiritual trouble. Other than that, faith in God's protection will keep you safe. I've had this very same fear for almost a decade, but I have not experienced anything evil, so my fear in it is diminishing. Still creepy to think about though.
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Noor-al-Haqiqa Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
1. It is a possibility but I have always known how to deal with such things. Honing those skills was, however, very dangerous at times.

2. Bosch does a great job on horror.

3. Not at all. I have dealt with some of the worst in the past.

4. Very real. Avoid Ouija boards.

5. Yes.

6. No but I can see it happening. Although it is another art form, this happens in the writing of music all the time. Many recording artists have bragged about it.

7. Of course. Demons just live on a different vibratory level than we and they are all around us. Not that I am paranoid... they are just there along with so many other vibratory beings. Just another fact of life.
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dave-bischoff-expess Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
This subject of demonology can only be explored safely in one & only one context ~ THE BIBLE. Here and only here will you find the Truth about "the god of this world" his organisation of Principalities and Powers of fallen angels [demons - Gr. "knowing ones"]. and his agenda to usurp God himself.

More importantly, however, is to know that ONE who is the central theme of the Bible' the One whom God as chosen to be mediator between Himself and man - the Man Christ Jesus.

"from age to age the same, and he must win the battle." - Luther ("A Mighty Fortress is our God")

C.S. Lewis tells us that Lucifer will reveal himself to any who recklessly summon him. But he doesn't guarantee that person will like what he sees should he do this!































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shadow-link Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
1- It would depend on how you explore things. If in your research you come to seek out contacting demons or proving if they're real, things could go bad quickly (and the worst part, you wouldn't realize it until it were too late as possession is the final stage of demonic activity).

2- I couldn't pin it down to one as each good work of art reflects a part of the terrible nature of demons, but none I'd consider frightening.

3- Doesn't frighten me cuz I know mere contemplation of an idea doesn't cause it to happen. Otherwise, I could fly. :P

4- Real possession is a real phenomenon but there's a lot of medical conditions that can make one think it is. Catholic exorcists always exhaust every medical possibility before considering possession, which eliminates the majority of cases of purported "possession".

5- Depicting evil for what it truly is or its consequences, I'd say, is healthy. Becoming obsessed with it? Not so much.

6- I think many might receive an "evil vibe" or rather a nudging to stop with good and beautiful work. There's no reason they'd stop you from making bad work.

7- No, not in any serious way that would make me think more than just a hyperactive imagination overreacting. Nothing that's truly scared me, anyway.
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Honestly-Not Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Writer
1. I do not; however, I believe that the idea itself can cause someone to believe that they're being effected by a supernatural force or entity.

2. Two answers, both from different medias. I consider Ouija Boards themselves to be art, as well as the Planchettes. The devotion and intimate craftsmanship that is implemented in the making of these "vessels to the netherworld" is diabolically (pardon the pun) precise. Those are the most frightening pieces of artwork I've seen. It makes me wonder who made them. Oh, and the movies... from "The Omen" to the aforementioned "Exorcist" and "Paranormal" activity... it's the vivid imagery and realistic depiction with ordinary people that really makes me squirm.

3. Of course the idea does. I mean, how is demonic possession not frightening? But because I do not believe that demonic possession is real, I shall fear only the idea, and not the fact, of these so-called "demons."

4. Do you believe possession is a real phenomenon or simply a medical problem?
- Possession is total bunk. It stems from either really f-cked up "entertainers" or a psychological disorder, most often when childhood trauma is involved -- the type of fear that so easily tattoos itself on a malleable, gullible canvas. Personally, I have night terrors, mild schizophrenia, and have had my share of childhood trauma. That being said, the fact that I'm on medication that quell those burdens as proof that they come from my mind, not my "demons."

5. Yes. As long as you're not putting someone else in danger, go ahead. I think that these types of deeply intertwined emotions need a vessel, or vent per say, as a release.

6. No, but then again, the work I produce is mostly stories about anti-heroes and the morals of "superheroes" or drawings of celebrities.

7. No, and I never will.
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