Today’s lesson in demonology comes courtesy of Charisma Magazine, an evangelical Christian magazine with both print and on-line editions. We’ll begin our lesson with last week’s article by Cedric Harmon, Can you be raped by the Devil? Of course, the answer is a resounding YES!
For nearly two decades, Contessa Adams felt as though she had no power against the demonic violators of her body. She felt trapped in secrecy and shame and knew that the demons tormenting her wanted things to stay that way….
These spiritual rapists, as Adams describes them in her book, Consequences, often prey on people by performing sexual acts through nightmares and erotic dreams. Some people become so dependent upon these demonic experiences that they actually look forward to them….
The two most identifiable sexual demons are the incubus, which is a male sexual demon that traditionally assaults women, and the succubus, which is a female sexual demon that assaults men. Sometimes they also lure people into homosexual behavior.
Adams says the succubus spirit that used to attack her confused her so much that she contemplated becoming a lesbian.
She is absolutely correct in one thing some of us really do enjoy and look forward to those erotic dreams that sometimes liven up our sleeping hours. Hell, some of us might even enjoy a bit of that while we’re awake.
For the second part of our lesson, we are going back in time to the year 2000 when Cedric Harmon interviewed Ms Adams. She is the author of Consequences, a 1999 book describing her ordeal while being possessed by a sex-crazed demon.
Here are some excerpts from that article.
Adams says that from an early age she had been groomed by the devil to use sex as a weapon to destroy the lives of men and women.
By the time she had turned 21, she had become a world-class stripper who performed throughout Europe. When she came to the United States nearly 25 years ago, she had every intention of becoming one of the grandest prostitution madams in the country. Her ability to entice men into temptation and sin made her feel powerful.
With her knowledge of the Bible today, Adams says she would have been Delilah, Salome and Jezebel all rolled into one.
“Jezebel would have been my girl,” Adams told Charisma. “She had the power. Men were scared of her. If you’re going to have power, that’s the way to be. I could have been her in a heartbeat. I would have acted the way she would.
“I could look out into the audience, and I knew I could have any man watching me. You knew they left their wife. You knew they left their girlfriend to come in there. I was a drug. They had to come. I was that fix they needed.”…
According to Adams’ autobiography, Consequences, Satan claimed her from birth by using a midwife named Flossie–a known witch on the Caribbean island of Dominica.
“In retrospect, my theory for all this was that when the servant of Lucifer blew breath into my mother…hell spoke,” she writes. “The monarch of hell uttered, ‘Both can live, only if I have the soul of the child!’ [My] mother admits that she was voodooed or hexed, as it were. One could easily say that from my birth I was raised by a hexed, voodooed or a demon-possessed woman.”
Adams had other relatives who were involved in the occult. The most notable was her maternal grandfather, who was a witch doctor. He was considered a “good” one because he reversed spells and curses that were cast on family members.
For Adams, practicing voodoo and various forms of Santería was kid stuff, she says. There was a deeper evil she craved, and she literally had an appetite for it. One of her favorite delicacies was “black pudding”–a concoction containing raw animal blood.
“To me, I just felt like it was something I had to do. I just had to eat the raw blood,” she recalls. “Looking back, I realize my life was being set up for Satan.”.
Harmon tells us that she hasn’t been the only victim of similar assaults.
Joseph Thompson, an associate pastor at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and a leader in deliverance ministry, told Charisma he has ministered to more than 100 people who have suffered sexual attacks by a demonic spirit. He recalls one recent example of a woman who came to his church seeking help.
“She would lie in bed, unable to sleep,” Thompson says. “She would go into a trance and would not be able to move. A tall, shadowy, manlike figure would appear in the room, call her by name and come closer to her.
“Then she would feel [it] settle on top of her and enter her. She would wake up in the morning with scars on her body. It happened so much that it became part of her lifestyle, and she just accepted it.”
Thompson believes the root cause of such encounters is a pact made in the past between the devil and the person, whether or not he or she was conscious of the pact. He has observed that most people who suffer from this type of attack were at one time the victims of satanic ritual abuse or heavily involved in witchcraft.
This story sounds remarkably similar to the Barbara Hershey’s 1982 movie The Entity. According to Christians, the only way to save yourself from these midnight sexual assaults is by believing in Jesus. Often, this relief comes at a price. After all, exorcists need to buy groceries too.
These demons have been plaguing the human race worldwide for millennia. Many of these predate the Christian era, so I’m not sure how exorcisms worked back then. In order to help us identify these demons, Christian White provides a handy top 10 list.
- Popobawa – Zanzibar and surrounding islands
- Trauco and La Fiura – Chiloé, an island off the south of Chile,
- Succubus and Incubus – Mesopotamia
- Encantado – Brazil, and the rainforests of the Amazon Basin
- Lilu and Lilin – Jewish
- Liderc – Northern regions of Hungary
- Orang Minyak – Malaysia
- Alp – Germany
- Angels – Jewish
- Aliens – 20th and 21st century midnight rapists
Unfortunately, religion has no power over extraterrestrials—there is no known cure for alien sex.