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Exorcism in Christianity and Catholicism

The United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio is one of the official U.S. seminaries that treats supernatural aspects as real and even have multiple conferences that focus on divine healing. This tends to go against the common upper-middle class American Protestantism belief. Non-Catholics refer to casting out demons as “spiritual warfare and deliverance” and Catholics refer to this act as “Exorcism.”

I was taught that there are invisible and spiritual forces out there that are undetectable by any scientific instruments. It is a general Christian belief that demonic activity occurs regularly and that there is a constant battle against evil. The phenomena has been documented across cultures and across time. There are many biblical mentions of demons and exorcisms. The New Testament even commands believers to battle demons.

I was always taught that the Methodist Church has appointed people to handle deliverance or exorcisms and that they have strict guidelines about determining whether or not an exorcism is actually necessary. My father always remained adamant that the need for an exorcism is actually very rare. For the purpose of this blog post, I want to be clear that this post in based on my personal opinion gathered from information that I was taught. Please feel free to do your own research and come to your own conclusions on the subject.

The Roman Catholic Church is more commonly known for performing exorcisms. Despite what you see in the popular films, it is not done on a regular basis. The guidelines are very strict and each case is investigated thoroughly. It is very rare for an exorcism to be authorized and exorcisms are not considered a Sacrament. Unlike Christians, most Catholics believe that if a priest did not obtain special permission from the bishop, he can still perform a prayer of deliverance but it is not considered to be a full exorcism. It also does not include addressing the evil spirit directly. Therefore it is not recommended for cases of possession. However, in cases of a real possession, priests must never conduct solemn exorcisms without the permission of a bishop. They can only assist in exorcism through prayer and helping the exorcist. The only formal exorcism rites sanctioned by an established church can be found in the Ritual Romanum.

In Christianity, exorcism is better known as “casting out” or “spiritual warfare and deliverance.” It is the practice of casting out demons from someone who has been deemed to be possessed. The person who is performing the “exorcism” or “casting out” is commonly known as the exorcist. The exorcist is usually a minister, a lay person, or an individual who is believed to have special powers or skills. However, it is common for many Christians to believe that any mature Christian can perform an exorcism, not just members of clergy. Most Christians believe that the authority to cast out demons is given to them by the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (also known as the Holy Trinity).

My father stressed that before determining that a person is suffering from a spiritual issue, the person should be assessed by a medical doctor to rule out any medical or psychological conditions that may be causing the symptoms they are experiencing It is also important to make sure that the person is not experiencing symptoms caused by medications, alcohol or drugs.

Exorcisms should never be performed on someone who has not been properly examined by a medical doctor first.

After all medical and psychological conditions have been ruled out by a medical doctor, the “possessed person” is not labeled as “evil” or held wholly responsible for their actions. The possessed person is considered to be an unwilling person who is manipulated by a demon. This usually results in harm to self or others and for this reason, exorcism is believed to be a cure instead of a punishment. the Exorcist and their assistants must do everything possible to ensure that proper precautions are taken so that no one (including the possessed individual) is harmed during the exorcism.

The majority of exorcisms usually include at least one or more of the following: prayers, scripture, gestures, symbols, sacred or blessed religious items. God, Jesus and archangels are invoked and asked to intervene during the exorcism. My father also stressed the importance of having at least two spiritually mature adults, preferably clergy or laymen, performing the exorcism.

 

 

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any agency or religion. Recommendations within this article are only recommendations. They should not be utilized in real-world scenarios unless advised by trained and experienced persons. Assumptions made within the articles are not reflective of all Christians or Catholics or any other religious organizations. The author advises you to exercise your own judgment and to seek out your own answers through research and guidance from experienced and educated leaders. It is the authors’ opinion that there is no such thing as a demonologist and if there is, they did not take an online class to receive this certification. Demonology is not a subject to be taken lightly or without in depth study. The author also recommends that proper education and experience certifications should be requested from individuals claiming to possess such skills. No pun intended.

 

Harassment continues on YouTube. Props to YouTube. 

After my YouTube livestream video about stalking and harassment, my trolls sent privacy violations notices to YouTube saying that I was violating their privacy.


So I responded because I wasn’t sure where my privacy violation was and obviously I don’t want to put anyone’s privacy at risk for exposure. However, I couldn’t find the violation so I asked YouTube for clarification.


Well, props to YouTube for their response:


So apparently my stalker thinks it’s perfectly acceptable to make up fake dating ads, escort ads and many other things using my name, pics, phone number and address and then VOLUNTARILY come to my blog to post disgusting things PUBLICLY using their email address, fake emails AND agreeing that their IP address will be disclosed when commenting on my blog but they are concerned about THEIR privacy and report a privacy violation to MY YouTube channel that they claim not to stalk!! HAHAHA! PATHETIC COWARDS!!!!!

Apparently YouTube agrees with me on this one, I’m NOT violating THEIR privacy!! Sorry cowards, keep making fools of yourselves and lying. I will just stick to the TRUTH which is that YOU are WATCHING, STALKING, and HARASSING ME!!!

How else would you be able to comment on my blog and complain about my YouTube Channel? Troll yourself all you want and try to blame it on me. It’s not that difficult to PROVE  who is honest and who isn’t.

Sad, sad, self proclaimed “para-celebrities” trying to pick on an “ugly nobody” who lives in a “shack.”

I feel sorry for you.

You’re in my “dark witch-Christian preachers’ daughter” prayers!

 

The Duppy and The Jumbee 

In the islands of the Lesser Antilles, ghosts and spirits are called the Jumbee. The Jumbee  are usually regarded as being malevolent and are also called Mendo. They are mythological spirits or demons originating in Caribbean  folklore. It is believed that people who have been evil during their lifetime are also destined to be evil (Jumbee) in death.


While I was visiting the West Indies this past September, I was able to spend time with many of the locals. Of course we discussed spiritual beliefs and I was able to participate in a few spiritual experiences.

The locals explained to me that they use the word Duppy to describe a ghost or spirit. Most of the folklore in the Caribbean involves Duppies. Duppies are generally considered to be malevolent or restless spirits and can be very harmful. They can also be sent to others by using Obeah.

Good Duppies usually appear to you in a dream as a deceased family member or friend and generally give you advice or information.

The general consensus was that Duppies speak in high pitched, nasal voices and may make you feel like your head is expanding.  You also may become unexpectedly hot.
A Duppy can be chased away by eating salt, wearing your clothes inside out, or by cursing and exposing your private parts.
Many of the locals say they have seen them at night. Three of the most malicious spirits that were described to me were: the rolling calf, three footed horse, and the old higue. The Duppy originates in Bantu folklore. A Duppy is described as a manifestation of the soul of a dead person. They can manifest as a human or animal and are generally considered to be malevolent.


In Jamaica, the word Duppy comes from African folklore and the Ashanti people. The locals explained that in Obeah, a person is believed to possess a good soul and an earthly soul. When a person dies, the earthly spirit stays on earth for three days and the good soul goes to heaven to be judged by God.


During the three days after death, the earthly spirit remains with the body in the coffin, it can escape and appear as a duppy if the proper steps are not taken.

By: Cindie Harper

 

Dear Paranormal Community (aka Dave Spinks, Country Roads Paranormal Investigations and Society of the Supernatural member): 

Please hold sadistic, abusive, people accountable for thier abusive, threatening, and dangerous behaviors. People like Dave Spinks should be held accountable for his perverted and criminally abusive behaviors. He is clearly interested in hurting, degrading, demeaning, and inflicting agony upon others and will clearly go to great lengths to do so. It takes a lot of time and energy to create at least 4 fake, impersonating email accounts and then 4 more fake WordPress accounts just to post demeaning, abusive, threatening and humiliating comments to a blog that he had no reason to visit in the first place.


No respectable man would ever engage in this type of behavior. Everyone makes mistakes but Dave has proven that this is far beyond a one time mistake. The fact that he chose such demeaning, sadistic email names and the middle and last name of my ex-boyfriend whom he has also been targeting (before he started targeting me ) which was since March 2015, is just disturbing at best.

Let me be clear when I say that I have never had a desire to date Dave and when I made myself clear on that, I did so privately. So it is unacceptable for him to post these types of perverted, sadistic comments PUBLICLY.

Also, please be aware that Dave has never been invited to my home (unless he is stalking me) so AGAIN… I am not sure why he is commenting as the PARANORMAL COMMUNITY discussing my PERSONAL life. (with inaccurate information that has nothing to do with paranormal community)


Note the time stamps, email addresses and then IP addresses confirming WHERE the comments came from:


At one time, I considered Dave a friend. I even included him in MY hometown interviews with MY local newspaper in 2014 to help him out when he was first getting started. Again, HELPING HIM!

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I’m typically willing to let bygones be bygones but not when I am the target of repeated criminal offenses like threats, stalking, and harassment on a regular basis for nearly 2 years by a man WHO CLAIMS TO BE A RETIRED FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.

He knows EXACTLY what he is doing. All because I was not interested in having a romantic relationship with him. But again, what does MY personal life have to do with anything Paranormal Community related? And why does he feel as though he can speak for the entire community?

Now if we are going to call in to question credibility and community concerns, let us first look at FACTS. I did nothing but help Dave until I felt uncomfortable and feared for my safety around him because I was not romantically interested in him and this angered him. That’s when I stopped working with him (and so did a few other females in the community because none of us felt safe) when we found out that he was violent and had been arrested:

http://arre.st/WV-1005126106

Did Niki and I make this public? No. We just stopped working with him. And this is when all of the trolling and harassment started for me. Particularly after I appeared on Livescifi in March of 2015 and my relationship with Tim was made public.

If you look at facts just from today, he used 4 separate email (one using Tim’s middle and last name) (CREEPY AND CRIMINAL) and WordPress accounts to post perverted, humiliating, defamatory comments to my blog within a 2 hour (actually 40 minute) period. (Check the time stamps for yourselves)

The IP addresses from the email accounts and blog comments are PROOF that they came from him directly as he was arrogant enough to use his own crptv@gmail.com account to post disgusting and sexually explicit comments to my blog. In addition, there is proof that he also posted a copy of the comment on my blog to a defamatory fake dating complaint post on a revenge website solely used to defame others.

Thanks to some good research of the IP and email addresses he used, we now know that Dave Spinks is proven to troll and stalk women online with the sole purpose of humiliating them and threatening them.  This behavior is a sign of a sadistic-aggressive personality who is abusive and disrespectful.

It’s dangerous to think there’s any way for any woman to be truly safe around Dave. There’s really no way to be completely safe or to be unaffected by the psychological damage that Dave intends to inflict on whomever he deems to be his target.  Most sadists develop a special fascination with a particular “target,” taking a sense of “ownership” over that target and exacerbating the risk associated with the target trying to break free. This is obvious as witnessed by the brutal attacks and threats made just within a two hour (40min) period. This does not include the two years of harassment and stalking that can be linked to Dave now using emails and IP addresses. Dave’s behavior is typical of a sadistic predatory psychopath. This type of person is, without question, one of the most dangerous people on the planet. People like Dave take great satisfaction in manipulating and controlling others… usually through fear.

I am extremely concerned for my safety and the safety of other women and especially children within the community if Dave happens to target them like he did me. This type of person does not just do this one time. In this case, Dave should know better as he claims to be a retired FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.
Given the posts, which are sitting in my email inbox (available in this blog as screenshots) and could easily be pulled up for review of authenticity in addition to matching IP addresses and WHOIS information, Dave is a very dangerous individual.

I will be reporting this information to law enforcement for investigation but it doesn’t take a cop to figure out just how disturbing and criminal Dave’s behavior is.

So I will leave you with some things to consider before you make up a bunch of BS excuses to ignore this sadistic and abusive behavior because “Dave is such a nice guy.”

Would you want YOUR daughter, wife, sister, girlfriend, niece, aunt, cousin or any other female that you care about to receive these type of messages and comments?

Would you want YOUR daughter, wife, sister, girlfriend, niece, aunt, cousin or any other female that you care ever so slightly for to be left in a dark, remote location with this man who may or may not take a fancy to her and when she turns him down, then what?

Can you HONESTLY say that you’d feel comfortable with this type of man having access to YOUR daughter, wife, sister, girlfriend, niece, aunt, cousin or any other female that you care ever so slightly for’s address, phone number, email, or contact info?

If so, read these emails again and let them really sink in…..

Note the audacity to send one signed “Love, Dave Spinks” from his CRPTV email address and then notice how he feels important enough to speak for the ENTIRE PARANORMAL COMMUNITY in his comment addressed “Dear Cindie Harper” …. Then note the matching IP addresses and time stamps….. now picture a MAN saying these things out loud to a female that you care about all because she posted a blog that had nothing to do with him (or so she thought).

Do you really think this type of man should be given authority and a platform in OUR community?

This behavior is criminal and dangerous. It’s unacceptable and uncalled for. If he treats the living in this manner (unprovoked) then does anyone REALLY believe that he will respect the dead? A RETIRED FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER SHOULD KNOW BETTER.

Also, please take note of WHERE the IP ADDRESS IS LOCATED: HYATTSVILLE MARYLAND.

Now who has ALSO been known to stalk me and was issued a restraining order and has ties to HYATTSVILLE MARYLAND?!

Note the time and date stamps on each one and the IP addresses. Feel free to google it yourself.


 

 

 

Dear Grammar Challenged”Anonymous” Stalker 

Dear “Anonymous”poster of hateful lies on a FAKE dating complaints ad titled Cindie Harper Femme Force,
The very first time we were ever in the same room together was in a court room and you were issued a restraining order for stalking and harassing me to include threats of bodily injury and death. There are court documents to prove this.
You took the time to write this false, uncalled-for post which is nothing short of sadistic. Your tone is saccharine and condescending, but the detail in which you express your disapproval of my very existence is disturbing. The only possible objective for writing it is to try and hurt me.
For a few moments, it worked. You awakened an old fear that every woman who was ever an awkward teenage girl has had. It doesn’t matter how funny, witty, kind, loyal, determined or successful I am.
I like the way I look. I don’t look like Adriana Lima and that’s fine – I look like me, and I like myself. I don’t care if you find me attractive or not. You’re not my type. It would never work out.
You may think that I look old or I look like a man in all of my pictures but they’re me. Again, your approval isn’t needed. You’re not my type. It would never work out.

I would describe myself as someone who likes to laugh, loves traveling, paranormal research and problem solving. I like to think I come across as a confident, optimistic woman with a good sense of humor. But could this be the very reason you have targeted me? Did you see me and think “Wow, she thinks far too highly of herself? How dare she appear to be happy and confident? I need to bring her down a notch or two?” Or did you accept someone else’s opinion of me and call it your own like you do in all other aspects of your life?
I can tell that your cruel, hateful behavior and personal attacks on others have helped you to get where you are today because most people avoid hateful people who create drama and hostility the way you do. Your childhood must’ve been abusive and lonely. For that, I am truly sorry. No child should be abused, unwanted or unloved.
The internet is a dangerous place to be a woman with opinions, especially if another woman feels intimidated by you. I learned this first hand when I refused to entertain your obnoxious, immature personal attacks toward me on twitter or your childish tantrums when I refused to allow you to appear on my show. Not everyone is intimidated by you or your hideous persona.
Everyone who witnesses your personal attacks on me expresses shock, horror, and embarrassment on your behalf. Some people even express a desire to cause you actual physical harm. A few people even felt the need to defend me by demeaning and humiliating you in my defense. You see, I already KNOW that I’m not in my twenties and I am not perfect.

In fact, I can tell you exactly how flawed and imperfect I am. I find a new flaw or two every day. Does that mean that I need to hate myself and attack everyone else because I’m not perfect? Nope and you shouldn’t either.
I’d be happy and grateful if I never saw or heard from you again but I couldn’t possibly be that lucky. I’m sure you will feel the need to respond using some randomly anonymous name. Please don’t. There’s nothing you can say that will make me think that you’re not a disgrace to the human race, but especially the female species.
The real reason for my public response to your ongoing public harassment and what truly concerns me, is the fact that you will be working with teenagers within the community and that you will have access to children.
I want you to encourage people (especially children) to love themselves and accept their flaws and imperfections. Be an example of an adult who accepts herself and others for their intellect and creativity. Encourage others to be fearless. Sadly, your ego and personality won’t allow that to happen because you only know how to control people by making them fear you or by making them feel insecure. Is that why you hate me so much? Because I don’t want or need your approval and you certainly don’t intimidate me. In fact, I don’t even find you entertaining. Disgusting is a more appropriate term to describe you.
It sickens me to think that your hateful, humiliating, sadistic and narcissistic personality will have access to impressionable children. I cannot imagine the harm that you will cause to impressionable, insecure children whom you deem “ugly, looking like a tranny, a slut, homosexual, stupid, or fat” or any of the other various hateful descriptions that you have used toward others (especially me) during one of your many online personal attacks, psychotic episodes or temper tantrums.
If you’re going to be working with children, you should be thinking of how you can help them to develop a bomb-proof sense of self-esteem so that if and when the time comes that they have the unfortunate experience of becoming the target of a hateful, narcissistic, unhappy bully like yourself, they can respond as I do now.

Kiss.
My.
Confident.
Divorced.
Fearless.
Travel-blogging.

Real.

Arse.

P.S. “Pretended travel blogger?” That’s creepy. Do you follow me everywhere or just on all social media?
P.P.S. Considering you’re probably dating a married man, you’re in no position to judge whether or not I can keep a man or a marriage, you’re ignorant and you’re not a celebrity
XOXOXO

And here are the links that you posted on  different sites to try and humiliate me with RIDICULOUS LIES and hateful things …. yet again. (I do believe we are in the hundreds now and you’re still going strong). Stop trying to troll yourself and your little “gang” that creates blacklists and then blame it on me. Intelligent people who know me, know that I truly don’t care what you and your black list makers are doing. You’ve already admitted to numerous people that you troll yourself to stay relevant and play victim.

Here you go, here are the links that you recently posted because YOU got trolled (which everyone knows was you -yourself). If you look at your response on your own ads, you made them the same day they were posted. I’m so used to you doing this sort of thing that it took me a few days to realize that you posted BS about me yet again. Even though everyone knows who does or doesn’t belong in there.

Please read my next blog for some very IMPORTANT updated information!

Dear Paranormal Community (aka Dave Spinks, Country Roads Paranormal Investigations and Society of the Supernatural member):  | Haunted Hypothesis https://hauntedhypothesisproject.wordpress.com/2017/01/15/dear-paranormal-community/

 

 

 

Anchorage Putnam Villa House in Marietta Ohio

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The Anchorage is a historical home in the Harmar neighborhood of Marietta, Ohio, United States. This house is also known as the Putnam Villa, it was built in 1859 by Douglas Putnam for his wife Eliza. Douglas was the great grandson of General Israel Putnam. Douglas’ brother, David Putnam, Jr. was the leading abolitionist in Marietta. It is believed that David frequently visited the home so many people believe that the home was used as part of the Underground Railroad.One of the last private residents of the Anchorage, Eddie MacTaggert, claimed that his grandfather was active in the Underground Railroad and was told that the home was used for it. That was the main reason that Eddie wanted to purchase the home.

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In 1894, the Knox family bought the house from the Putnams. The Knox family was involved in boat building and gave the home the name of The Anchorage. From 1960 to 1986 the house served as a nursing home called The Christian Anchorage. Since 1996, the  the Washington County Historical Society has owned the home.

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There are many claims that Eliza Putnam is seen looking out of the windows of the house. There are also many rumors of tunnels and secret rooms in the house. There are tunnels in the basement of the Anchorage that lead into the surrounding hillside. Geologists and many other experts believe the tunnels were designed for drainage. Without them, the weight of the enormous house would cause the ground to slip and possibly cave in. 

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There is a tiny room directly beneath the kitchen in the basement of the Anchorage. You have to squeeze through a concealed opening to get inside. It’s little more than a large crawl space and no one has an explanation for it.

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Photos taken by Cindie Harper

 

Madison Seminary Camera Issues

Madison Seminary SB7 sessionMadison Seminary in Ohio did not seem to appreciate my cameras. I don’t think I’ve ever had so many camera difficulties across all of my devices at one location.

I was the first one to arrive at The Madison Seminary in Madison, Ohio. It was dark already and I figured I would make the best of my alone time there while waiting for everyone else to arrive. I grabbed my iphone for some quick photos and for some reason, my flash would not work at all.

Sometimes seeing a black screen in the Camera app instead of the image you’re trying to photograph can be a software  or hardware issue. If the problem is due to the software, because of a bug in iOS, you can usually remedy the problem by switching between the front and rear-facing cameras. If that doesn’t fix the problem, then stopping the Camera app and restarting it may fix the problem. The other option is to force restart your iPhone. If the problem isn’t the hardware, it’s a good idea to make sure that something isn’t blocking the camera so make sure that the lens isn’t covered. Which makes the photos that I took even more strange. My phone did not have any of the above mentioned issues and I could see Madison Seminary on my screen. However, when I took the picture, the photos below are the result.

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I was able to see a bright red orb (I am not really a fan of orbs) but I attributed this to the red exit signs illuminating the ends of the halls in the building. (See below).

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I checked all of my settings and even turned my phone on and off but that really didn’t seem to help.

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It was very dark outside but I was able to at least see the building in the photos.

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So I drove around to the back of the building thinking that I may have more luck back there but that seemed to make it worse.

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I realize that this does not mean that it’s a “paranormal” problem but I rarely have this much trouble with my iPhone camera. Being the resourceful person that I am, I put my iPhone in the car and got my digital Canon Powershot out and took a few photos with it. Guess what? I had the same problems.

Here are the photos taken with the Canon.

Here is the back of the building:

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Finally….I got it to work after about 8 million attempts and getting nothing but photos similar to the one above.madison-seminary-back-cindie-harper-canon-camera-haunted

So after getting one successful photo of the back of the building, I went around to the front. This is what I got.

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Now, my iPhone camera and Canon weren’t the only cameras that were not working properly. My handheld Sony video camera’s batteries kept being drained after about an hour of use and the camera would shut off on it’s own even when the battery was charged.

I will post more about that in another blog. I just wanted to share these photos with you so that you could see what I am referring to when I discuss camera issues.

Most of you who know me know that I am not new to the paranormal or visiting old, allegedly haunted locations and I am definitely not new to traveling and photography. I have traveled the world using many different cameras and devices and I rarely have trouble. If I do, it’s usually only with one device or camera but not all of them at one place.

I’m not claiming this to be paranormal. This blog was meant to share this observation with you. That’s it. I am not the first person to have this problem at this location and it’s highly unlikely that I will be the last.

By: Cindie Harper

 

Check out the shadow figure that Todd Bonner of Detroit Paranormal Expeditions (DPX) caught on video at Madison Seminary. It appears to be running away from me while investigator Jeff Adkins of Detroit Paranormal Expeditions (DPX) is sitting on the floor in the middle of the screen below: