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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.

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BabyFaceCrossbones Featured By Owner 1 day ago  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 2 days ago   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 3 days ago  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 3 days ago  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 3 days ago  New member
#7... all the time...
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scygon344 Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago
Number 6 .
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MissKim42 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member
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 3 days ago  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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