Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Paranormal News Updates on the Good the Bad and the Ugly

Paranormal News Updates on the Good the Bad and the Ugly

Often times this blog writes itself with all the shenanigans that go on in the Paranormal Community. This week, there just seems to be so much to catch the public up on, I just couldn't write about one person. So, here's the NEWS UPDATE ON THE EYE ON THE PARANORMAL.

Update on the Christina George case; Sources close to the Eye report that the home owner whose items were allegedly stolen in a claim that the ancient statues were possessed by demons and needed to be further researched and then did not return them as the contract was written, reports that the district attorneys office is actively working on the case and looking to rule out paranormal star, John Zaffis, who was recently implicated in the crime as accepting stolen property and possibly still having possession of the items. Sources say, that Mr. Zaffis refused to contact the home owner who asked for a written statement that he was not involved and what happened between communication with George on the items in question to give to the District Attorney working on the case to admonish his involvement. So far, there is no word from Zaffis on that and questions are being raised to his involvement in the case.
Currently, Christina George is appearing to be hiding out and refusing to come forward to be served legal papers and the District Attorney's office is looking for leads on her where abouts. If anyone has information as to where she is residing, please contact our Paranormal Bureau of Investigations or contact me directly. (click here to contact me)
Also sources say that there are allegedly 5 items, two statues, one priceless vessel (or vase) and two other items that were taken without the owners permission that are allegedly in Carol Malone possession. (owner to Darkside Entertainment) (Note: Various Darkside Entertainment companies exist). Earlier this year, Christina George admitted on a radio show and can be found on Youtube, that she had possession of the statues and that she was not willing to return them, claiming they were possessed by demons and not safe for the home owners. She also implicated Zaffis involvement and discredited Malone's earlier statement that she had current possession of the items.
Sources say, that there may be many in this case that could be charged for their involvement and are taking the case seriously. If you have any information in this case, please contact the Paranormal Bureau of Investigation or me directly. (We will send you to the proper authorities.)
Also reported recently concerning Carol Malone and her Darkside Entertainment events; it appears that Carol's former partner, Todd McIsaac are not on speaking terms as per Facebook comments. Todd sited the departure of their partnership being because she offered 50% proceeds to him and then a like offer to another person, making the agreement to him questionable. Sources say that Carol allegedly had at one time, sold rights to her book, “The Stilletto Diaries” twice also. Darkside Entertainment whose name is shared by many other companies, has many events scheduled and sold several tickets in a prepayment arrangement of more then 60 days ahead. Selling tickets so far ahead is risky for consumers, as it voids possible refunds if the event is not held.. Use caution when buying any event ticket more then 60 days away and check refund policies.
Another story that was reported on the Eye was on a person that at one time claimed to have a PhD and a technical expert in the Paranormal by the name of David Rountree. ( He is well known for his morphing Elf persona “Gray Wolf” once seen in role playing events that turned into a Lakota (Native American) Wolf Medicine man complete with non authentic Indian costume that rivals Halloween costumes made in China. He is also known for his books on Physics and the Paranormal, as well as books on being the Medicine man expelling demons (something Lakota medicine men do not do) and how inaccurate they are on truth or science, proving that anyone can write a book, but, books based on lies do not sell. He is the new “tech guy” on the new television show “Ghost Stalkers”. There are many that are not pleased with this development and his “expertise” while misrepresenting the paranormal community.
In a developing story on the former Paranormal State star, Ryan D. Buell; who appears to be at it again with a new Facebook page on his surveys and asking for donations. Ryan earlier this year claimed to have had considerable problems with his account being frozen and not having funds available to give refunds. Where is the money? We would like to know. There is a current class action suit being filed for those ticket holders that have been bilked.
Someone posting on Ryan D. Buell's Facebook page as only PRS appears to not want to commit to any status or what is going on with his health in statements that appear to be contradictory within themselves and do not actually make sense and seem vague at best. We believe that the comments on his page by PRS to be that of his lawyer Robert Crook, (http://www.ryanbuell.net/about.html his artwork and mentioned on this page as his page https://www.facebook.com/RyanDBuell) being the way they are worded and rumors of his involvement within the workings of PRS.
Why not use a name if what they are saying is credible and why the vagueness? Well, we think it is to further illicit sympathy to get continued support in the way of donations. PRS is no longer associated with Penn State, it's offices and no longer residing on the campus. Any such survey or research is independent of any true college source and we invite people to ask questions on whom is gathering information and why, as well as details to a list of where the money goes and where it is spent, as any non-profit endeavor is obligated to do.
In another ongoing story, Brett Watson of Australia and Jerry Williams (aka Gerald Blanchard ll) have been trying to get their demonology school (http://www.crisedu.com) going and have been in the outs with their former partner Chuck Manning. Chuck reported to leaving the paranormal siting tiredness of the games and drama in the paranormal after a fallout with Jerry Williams and he reported to have sold and come to terms with Jerry for the demonology school website. On investigation by our associates, we found that Jerry was an alias and had been signing documents of ordination and certificates of education, including certificates stating “Doctrine of Demonology” (no such real title exist) using the alias and his real name. These documents include ordination and certification of Brett Watson, giving question to all legitimacy of the education and truthfulness to their real education and expertise. It was found that Virginia Blanchard, Jerry's wife, was also involved in signatures, as well as good friends residing nearby. Both Jerry and his wife appear to be bartenders working at a local bar according to their Facebook pages and not doctors of anything.
I advise anyone seeking out education in the field of demonology or wanting to know more, check to be sure they actually went to a real college and not one that appears to be self made with certification to fit that they self signed for what ever they are boasting. It is better to doubt their credentials than to pay for an education that is bogus.
I would like to take this space here to give a shout out to some that deserve great credit in the field and whom we endorse as legitimate and believe to hold the ethics, as well as the compassion, kindness and truthfulness that are exemplary to the field. One such person is my personal friend Edwin F. Becker, (http://www.edwinbecker.com/) author to several true accounts of the paranormal, including the first televised exorcism done in the early seventies of his home and writer to his story that was featured on Paranormal Witness, “True Haunting”. He and his wife Marsha, have shared their experiences often and help others seeking help in the way of advice and observations they learned in their own lives. They are forever kind, helpful and very well respected by all those that know them for a reason. If you want to know what the reality of a real haunting is like, check out Edwin F. Becker's website, as well as his many books.
Also, recently we interviewed a gentleman that owns a house that is located near the Sharon Tate home was and related Charles Manson murders were committed, called the house on Cielo Drive. His name is David Oman. (http://youtu.be/ro2CnkvgSXs Our interview with him.) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0464054/) His outlook and understanding of spirits is outstanding and respectful and we thought he deserved a shout out for his unique and caring approach to spirits that he shares with any that come to his home for a visit. (At least those willing to listen.) His respect rivals Native American ideals in the respect of the dead that we wish all understood. Give the show a listen, follow him and/or check out his home if you ever get a chance to do so first hand.
One last shout out is to the real parapsychologist that went to a real college to be that, Lloyd Auerbach, whose many interviews and insights are much appreciated and especially would like to thank his continued and worthwhile contributions to the field of parapsychology. (http://mindreader.com/) You can hear his candid interview here. (http://youtu.be/w2wfZHIPSKY) He is quite a interesting and compassionate person who truly uses his education in the field. We also think that his books are among the most useful out there.
Until next week... same place... same time... The truth is out there.  Check out the other great bloggers here on The Eye on the Paranormal!
Evan Jensen
Producer of Beyond the Edge of Reality Radio Network

Monday, October 20, 2014

Dalai Lama Says Calm Mind is Key to Happiness

Speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit on the art of happiness in troubled times, His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Friday said that there are two kinds of suffering in this world - the physical pain and the mental pain.

The physical pain has gone down in the modern times due to economic progress and development of science and technology. However, the same can't be said about mental pain which leads to unhappiness.

These days mental level pain or stress is more due to competition and is more intense in cities like in Kolkata and Delhi whereas in rural areas physical difficulty is more while mental stress is less.

The core of the message the Nobel peace prize winner delivered to the packed Darbar Hall of the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi was about finding inner happiness and compassion to promote peace and happiness. Quoting the 8th century Buddhist scholar from Nalanda, Shantideva, the Dalai Lama said, "You cannot cover the whole world's thorns with leather. But it's enough to cover only your feet. Similarly, by controlling your own anger you can overcome your enemies."

Giving the example of a Tibetan monk who spent 19 years in a "Chinese gulag", he said, "When he could come over to India and I met him again, he said he was afraid in the prison. Was it for his life? No, he said he was afraid that he would lose compassion towards the Chinese people. That's the Tibetan way."

Prayers help believers to stay on the path of compassion. For non-believers, which he reckoned made up the majority of the world's population today, "the secular way to warm-heartedness" must come through introspection and lived experiences, he said.

The leader of the Tibetan people also said that prayers alone don't help when it comes to improving the lot of whole communities - for that, concerted action is needed.

"I was in Bihar recently to unveil a Buddha statue… The state's chief minister said Bihar was more prosperous with the Buddha's blessing. When it was my turn I said had it been because of the Buddha then the state would have prospered long ago," said His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

"The relationship between India and Tibet is one of guru and chela," he said while talking on India-Tibet relation.

"We learnt a lot from Indian scholars. And I always introduce myself to western audiences as a scholar of Indian thought… So we are chelas. But you must agree that we have been reliable chelas," he added with a chuckle.

The questions at the end of the session brought in fresh energy to the interaction.

Hindustan Times editor Sanjoy Narayan, who moderated the morning session, asked the Dalai Lama for a way to address the issue of the disenchantment that seems to be rife among today's youth.

Seventy-five year old His Holiness the Dalai Lama replied, "Our generation belongs to the 20th century, a century of violence during which more than 200 million people were killed. This century is new yet… But whether it will be as violent will depend on the young people of today. If they can shun the hypocrisy and artificial things of the previous generation and enrich their inner wealth, it's possible."

Suhel Seth, co-founder of Equus advertising agency, asked the Dalai Lama on his "succession planning".

To this the Tibetan leader said with a laugh, "It isn't a serious question to me. But the Communist government is looking at it very seriously… It's for the Tibetan people to decide… If I die in the next few days, they may want to continue with the institution of the Dalai Lama. But if it's 20, 30 years later, who knows?"

original article and photos http://dalailama.com/news/post/623-calm-mind-is-key-to-happiness

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Why Is GOD So Cruel When It Comes to Paranormal Activity?

Time and time again I get asked if GOD is all powerful why then does GOD not stop all of this paranormal activity (attacks) which is taking place in the homes of the afflicted. The answer to this question is a two-fold. First of all, we as humans have sinned, as our flesh is of sin right from our birth, for all have sinned.  Secondly, this is also done in a manner to mock GOD by the Fallen Angels.

Yes, GOD can and will stop all the Demonic attacks (known as paranormal activity) when GOD is ready to do so.   Here is where people fail to grasp the true key of ending this activity in their lives.  GOD will stop all this activity when YOU are ready to succumb to his will and become a righteous person.  Let me repeat this, GOD will stop this when YOU decide to live life proper according to the Bible and not live in a manner that displeases GOD.  SIN is SIN bottom line.  Time and time again the clients I help struggle with this plain and simple fact.  You must turn from your ways of old and become new.  1 Peter 5:8 KJV is how all of us are to operate.

Example of this situation described above regarding activity in a home or upon a person would be anger.  Men and women both suffer from this terrible situation time and time again.  However, when the anger sets in because one feels they have a right to feel angry with someone but this is a SIN.   Anger leads to other avenues if not dealt with in the proper manner, such as hate, vengeance, murder, etc…

A recent exorcism engaged with a woman who traveled over 2000 miles to have me help her, had a multitude of demonic forces attacking her and residing within (Shiva known as the Destroyer and Beelzebub the Boss).  Shiva indicated to that it was set forth by Beelzebub in the kingdom of Evil to destroy this woman and all women.  That is the mission of those in the kingdom of evil per the words of Jesus himself John 10:10 KJV.

GOD commands that keep our body pure and holy.  The body is a made in the image of GOD and thus we are to meditate upon his word to remain pure and righteous with GOD.  Proverbs 19:19 KJV commands us to not have anger or rage otherwise we as humans will suffer many penalties from GOD.   However, as humans we feel we have the innate ability to be all and know all, which is a false sense of security and that is what the Fallen Angels desire.  Any action that we as humans do that lead us further away from GOD thus gives the Fallen Angels more reason to pursue us.

Some of the clients I worked with still have issues dealing with anger, thus they are still having paranormal activity taking place.  They get frustrated and upset because life does throw curve balls at us.  However, when this continues to occur we know diabolical influences are at work behind the scene.  These people expect GOD to rush in and fix “their” issues.  Only to have GOD do that and thus go right back to the way they live their lives, in SIN.  Whether it be living together as a couple but not married, drug abuse, stealing, adultery, etc…you cannot go back to the ways you once held.

GOD is not to be mocked Galatians 6:7 KJV that is taking place in their lives.  As the activity continues to ramp up against them the anger continues to grow even against GOD.  Time and time again I always get told “this is not fair, GOD needs fix this and why will GOD not listen to me?”  Now, not all clients do this, but you cannot tell GOD what to do.  By creating this division upon a person and thus the Fallen Angels search for this division.  Per the words spoken by Christ, a kingdom divided cannot stand Matthew 12:25 KJV.

Many clients still struggle after the engagements are made against those within to set these people free.  A false sense of security and safeness is what many clients struggle with after the demonic are engaged.  Time and time again the number one question I ask the person about their Bible studies and shockingly enough over 85% of these people say I’m still working on that as I have a lot going on right now.  These things are still attacking me as I am told and I sit as well as listen to their stories filled with frustration and anger.

Then the very next question posed to me is “Why is GOD so cruel”?  I sit and I am flabbergasted as these people say this to me.  I understand why they feel this way, but what many people fail to understand and comprehend is that YOU cannot go back to the way you once lived.  A man must become a Kingdom man and a woman must become a Proverbs 31 woman.  Prior to the engagements we discuss how they are to live after everything is done and over with time and time again.  Yes, the demonic want what they once had, but you cannot give the Devil a foot hold either by living in the manners in which you once did.  Ephesians 4:27 KJV describes exactly what we are to do.

The issue as Jesus Christ stated, the true believer is the one who denies himself and picks up his cross daily Matthew 16:24 KJV.  Many people struggle with this because they don’t like the road of righteousness because it is “lack luster” and non-appealing to the many.  The life you once lived was much more appealing and a strong desire to go back to surfaces.  Many people feel they can blend their old ways and new ways together.  1 Corinthians 6:15 KJV indicates this is not the case. This is where the anger starts because that life once walked had SIN and also had the demons upon them as well.

Decisions are difficult, frustration becomes apparent in those that suffered in the past due to the actions of the Fallen Angels wanting back what they once held.  Thus anger sets in due to the fact these people want this nightmare over, which they have that right to have.  However, you do NOT have the right to be angry at GOD when you chose not to live righteously for GOD.

A person must now walk in righteousness in the name of Christ.  This is the whole plan to cast deceit by the Fallen Angels against the person so that they have access back into this person by using confusion upon them.  So the real question is not if GOD is cruel or not, the real question to be stated is “Will you accept the invitation to know and follow his will”?  God is waiting for your answer!

God’s Blessings.

Rev. Bradley Luoma, AAE Exorcist Instructor & SOSM Exorcist

Saturday, October 18, 2014

What Happens When People Are Physically Exposed To Demons?

Hello my para-beauties! Happy Sunday, The Lord's Day! I trust you had a great weekend and I hope everyone you love is healthy. I'm so very humbled and excited to know that many of you do enjoy my humble little blogs. I understand why many of you do not want to comment because all that leads to is a bunch of drama from other posters if your opinion isn't the same as another's. It's quit ok to just read and lurk. My blogs are regarding my opinion on the Supernatural from a Christian point of view even though I hate calling myself a Christian due to how many of them exhibit a poor example of how Christ instructs us to act and live. I prefer to call myself a believer in Christ or Christ is my religion. I despise how denominations divide people when you it shouldn't. Remember we will answer for turning people off from getting to know The Lord due to these holier than thou attitudes many carry. Sit in judgement on yourselves before you think you have the right to do to others.

The title says it all my friends. This is a topic that is just not discussed enough. I'm not only speaking about people who are oppressed by demons but also people like me as well as priests, exorcists and anybody doing any kind of spiritual warfare or deliverance. It does take a physical toll on the body for both parties involved. You do not see or hear about it much though on the end of the people facilitating deliverance. I will do my best to discuss this and explain from my point of view going by my experience and knowledge so this is just my opinion. There are many different views on this subject. During investigations, deliverances or exorcism or anything that exposes the human body to the demonic takes a toll. And when I mean exposed I mean physically near them or around them. I will also base this on all my notes I have from the last 17 years from these types of situations. I wish I would've started taking notes sooner than that but hey, hindsight is 20/20.

One of the most common forms of spiritual attacks with the ministry I deal with are of the mind. They are so very common that every Christian has experienced these through spiritual warfare in one form or another. For example, maybe you have gone through life believing your never really good enough at something you wanted to do in life. Or perhaps, you feel like you are not worthy of love and no one could ever really love you. These are basic examples of how spirits can invade our thoughts and rational. This is why in Corinthians, the Apostle Paul tells us to take every thought captive. But there is a real physical aspect to these types of beings. Not just the mind even though that is the most common and what most hear about. One symptom I can tell you for sure is when I've done spiritual warfare or have been involved with investigations and deliverance is the first thing that can happen if you're not on guard is feeling as if the energy is being sucked out of you at a rapid pace. You just lose all your strength and before you know it it's all you can do to stand on your own two feet. And a natural reaction is to start feeling extremely tired and you need to take a break or it's becoming more difficult to keep going and facilitating the deliverance and/or exorcism. In my opinion those two are the most common things that happen in an effort to divert attention off of what's going on. That is a classic demonic trick. Seeing these things are pure evil they lie and they never stop with their deceiving ways.

There is always ever present danger to all involved. Even the Christian Leader and or Priest. Some believers may become fascinated and in awe by the awesome authority the believer has over these demonic entities. Jesus gave us that through HIS name and HIS name only.  To observe these vile creatures and their powers cringing in fear and fleeing at the authoritative use of the Name of Jesus Christ is very real and very powerful. It is a supernatural event taking place. And hard to handle, especially for a novice. Jesus specifically warned, "Rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven" (Luke 10:20). Only those with this specific calling should dare enter this

Demons and devils are very intelligent, and very cunning, and very patient. They lie and manipulate better than the best lawyers and politicians. And they will subtly influence someone for decades if they have to, to get a specific result. They have no boundaries of what they will not do to further their own ends. Many even feel they kill people, they cause severely debilitating illness. They tear families apart, they take all that is good and pure and drag it through the dirt and blood until there is nothing left. They are never to be taken lightly or as a joke. It is not adventurous or romantic or 'cool' to mess with these things. They can possess you so easily. Not just physically, but spiritually. Whatever they can do to you physically will end, because life is short. But spiritually... the soul is immortal. That is something to seriously think about before you attempt anything that could inadvertently open you up or open doors to these things.

Evil spirits are normally viewed as "influences," and their effectiveness in the lives of people is undetected because they are not seen as real personalities that are totally and unreservedly evil. During a demonic haunting the typical symptoms include a stomach-turning odor described as smelling like rotting flesh or sulfur.  Often times an intense growl is heard that seems to come from all around you.  Sometimes the air in an area will become stuffy, thick and the temperature often rises in a lot of cases. They are known to often attempt or make contact by pushing, and more commonly scratching.  These scratches, bite marks and bruises can be seen as a result.  Most of the assaults however, are through oppressive anxiety and fear. As I mentioned above they like to attack the mind and play on any present insecurities that are already bringing us down. It's important to stay in the Word and have a strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ in order to be protected from these types of attacks.

Satan, his demons, and all of their supernatural powers have already been defeated by Jesus when He died on the cross for all of us. Jesus Christ's death was denied! He rose Amen?

Written by Jennifer L. Auld

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fifty Shades of Mommy Porn and Demonic Sex

By Reverend Mark Hunnemann

What does it mean that the fastest selling paperback in history is a trilogy of soft-porn novels that wallow in sadomasochism? Erika Leonard--aka E.L. James--is British author of The Fifty Shades of Grey trio of novels. This unholy literary trinity is defiling the consciences and imaginations of millions of women, including many professing Christians. So  many young woman are reading Fifty Shades, these books have been dubbed "mommy porn". Very sad...

As with many cultural phenomenon, the popularity of these novels is both symptom and cause of the status of our culture. It is symptom in that, the author expresses the spiritual/moral collapse of Western Civilization (similar to dynamics of the decline of the Roman Empire--moral rot from within). Moral/ethical relativity is at the core of Ms. Leonard's worldview as expressed in these books. On the other hand, its incredible popularity is effecting many millions of women in a deleterious way.This book is not merely being read, it is  being experienced--in a variety of ways, but the minds/imaginations (which is where the spiritual battle normally begins) of its readers are being defiled. That can be a gateway to the demonic.

My purpose is not to write a book review, nor an in-depth discussion of demonic sex, but to think aloud with you as to what is happening in our country. The explosion of interest in the paranormal is not happening in a cultural vacuum, and I am passionate about understanding the dynamics of what is feeding into this continuing fascination with the paranormal. 

Two simultaneous trends, both of which are experiencing explosive growth: fascination with all things paranormal, and popular"art"  expressing graphic sex. The common denominator of these two trends is the primacy of experience over reason and God's revealed truth. Whether it be erotic or the spirit realm (or both), lusting for direct experience is what I see as the link between these two phenomena.The desire behind experience is the idolatrous quest for happiness.

It was Francis Schaeffer who commented that personal peace (happiness) and affluence have become the dominant life values of most people. This is tragic in light of the fact that glorifying and loving God is our purpose, and happiness will often (but not always) follow. Certainly joy will...

Another connection we must note is that this mass defilement of minds and imaginations is a cause for the increase of cases of incubii and succubii....demonic sex.

I have no doubt that demonic sex is increasing in frequency.

However, there are many women (and some men) who are ashamed to admit their diabolical sexual encounters to a pastor or priest. And as horrible as it may sound, some folks do not want the encounters to stop, because of how pleasurable it is.They are addicted... Personally, I have spoken to perhaps 3 dozen women and men who were/are in agony over this horrific reality. Make no mistake--people are really being sexually aroused and assaulted by demonic entities. The folks I talked to were mostly wide awake when the episodes take place...and they ranged from exquisite sexual arousal/orgasm to violent demonic rape....ripping,and tearing of genital flesh. Some are being touched and diabolically pleasured while walking down the sidewalk.

If this blog helps one person to commit to living a disciplined, holy life, or encourages them to overcome their fear and seek help, then it will been a "success."

Please keep this in mind as I discuss the sexual component--I have written of how our country has seemed to have reached a critical mass of interest in the paranormal. I THINK this has simultaneously removed (to some degree) God's restraining common grace protection, and unleashed an unprecedented amount of overt demonic activity in the US. Please don't lose track of that as we discuss this other.It has become more dangerous because fascination with the paranormal has opened the floodgates to spiritual darkness/oppression.

The "Twilight" series (which had a major impact on (E.L. James), "Being Human" and scores of other TV shows and books, have replaced the "old bad boy" with a vampiric bad boy. He's a lot badder...This interest in vampirism and/or the pornographic Fifty Shades are a step towards creating an invitation to the demonic, because the daydreaming/lust may include the desire for an illicit supernatural encounter.Combine that with a super-heated paranormal atmosphere (demonized), then we have a potent brew.

Often moving progressively,  it starts with sexually explicit dreams....moves to sleep paralysis episodes....and finally one night they see the footsteps on their bed. and the touching begins. And a wide-awake nightmare ensues...

Now, here is the problem--reading a book like Fifty Shades of Grey primes the woman for adultery/fornication by proxy ( I am not picking on women, because everyone knows that many men have terrible problems with pornography....and this book is being read primarily by women).Their imaginations are being corrupted by the antics of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.

Not long into the book, they are going at it, in graphic detail. The plot is not even worth mentioning because it boils down to this sequence, which repeats itself over and over--two pages of various characters interacting, and then 3 pages of wild, S&M sex. Over, and over, and over....Christian (curious choice of name) is a 27-year-old billionaire who makes Brad Pitt look like an ugly nerd. Her constant, breathless descriptions throughout the book of Mr Grey makes any living man/husband/boyfriend look hopelessly inadequate.

The demon cannot read their mind, but it knows what they are reading has put them in a spiritually compromised position. Some are then tempted to lust for a midnight "visitor" .In other words, reading pornographic trash is a door-opener because it can give them the "legal right" to attach and attack. Some readers or viewers of pornography may even yearn aloud, "If only I had..." Any demon within earshot will be eager to surprise them one night with an experience that is other-worldly pleasurable.

I am having trouble knowing which direction to take this (maybe because I am in the midst of the chaos of moving). Let me say two things.

First, please...I beg of you to get the help that you need. You can always contact me and I will find someone to help if you are too far away. Please do not remain silent out of embarrassment. And if addicted to demonic sex--it happens--you must look beyond the pleasure and see that you are being used and destroyed. Demons are incapable of loving humans...they hate you.

Second, as I pondered this issue, I was reminded of the Song of Solomon in the bible. It contains beautiful and sensuous poetry expressing erotic love between a man and a woman in the covenant commitment of marriage. Eros was created by God, as were all the lawful pleasures. The Word of God is not prudish, and a proper appreciation of the attractiveness of the of the opposite sex, of both form and face, is explicitly celebrated in the The Song of Solomon. It is amazing to me that this part of the inspired bible can be so "earthy", but without a hint of the pornographic.

Here are the key themes in that amazing book.

1. God's covenant, which commands sexual purity, provides just the right framework (marriage) within which His people may properly enjoy the gift of sexual intimacy (Gen. 2:23-24) Thus God's people honor Him and commend Him to the world when they demonstrate with their lives that obedience in such matters brings genuine delight.

2. Marriage is a gift of God, and is to be founded on loyalty and commitment which allows delight to flourish. As such, it is a fitting image for God's relationship with His people, in both the OT and the NT.

The fall of mankind damaged every aspect of human lives, and God's work of redemption aims to restore every aspect  to its proper functioning. God's goal is that romantic love, with all its potential pain and degradation, should be an arena of enjoyment for His redeemed people. (ESV Study Bible, pg 1213)  Amen.

Mark Hunnemann is the author of Seeing Ghosts Through God's Eyes: A Worldview Analysis of Earthbound Spirits. It's also available in eBook format.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Paranormal TV is NOT Real!

"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!” Or in this case, so does the public. When it comes to watching ghostly images and recounts of haunting stories on TV, the public is left with the undeniably and irrevocable thoughts of calling it what it is, “full of sh*t”! After all, is it evil to misrepresent the spirit world? I always felt it was.

It never ceases to amaze me what they put on TV and just how absolutely insane they have gotten in trying to wow the audience and yet, never really quite are able to show a REAL HAUNTING STORY. If you are one of the few that think that what you see on TV for reality TV or especially the documentaries is real, you are truly one of the few. Why is that? Is it really because the public doesn't believe? Well, if they don't, it might have something to do with misrepresenting the spirit world in such a disdain, inaccurate and quite obviously ignorant way, it's not surprising the public doesn't just jump on board with thinking everything they say is truth. After all, as I keep telling people, they underestimate the intelligence of their audiences repeatedly. If they think people want to be entertained more then being told the truth, they have already put themselves in a box of their own making and can't see out of it.

As the old time radio show called “The Shadow” had that air of mystery and that edge of relaying a story to keep you on the edge of your seat, today, they have gotten lost in the great affects and just throwing all the stops out to wow people, they actually miss the mark of retelling a ghost story. Like the radio show that was fictitious and not real, our “reality” TV is no longer real either. But, does it really entertain? Does it really? Or are people left with the feeling that it's just not right or hoped it would be better then it was after watching an episode. We all might as well be watching Harry Potter or Charmed on TV for the lack of reality, at least they do not propose to be reality.

Now, before you think me some great cynic that is merely just putting down all the documentaries out there and reality TV with it, I have had the privilege of knowing personally many of those people who have real haunting stories that have been either approached by filming crews or a good many of them have actually been seen on TV. The one thing that all these people have shockingly in common is that their story is NOT COMPLETELY THEIR STORY it is always changed in some manner to suit a make believe audience for ratings that seems at least in my opinion, non existent. I have a good reason to say this. Do people really want to be told something is real and then what they see is not exactly the truth and sometimes portions completely not true to the story? Do they? I have a hard time believing that. I also have a hard time believing that if they do not embellish or change the story, that it will not be watched. Yet, I am left with the feeling that they leave such a huge part of the story out... it's in the mystery and feelings and what happens in between the haunting phenomena that is left as if unknown and even unimportant.

One thing that always sits with me in viewing any of these shows is how it's not represented to show the reality of experiencing this type of phenomena. They can't show it if they have never experienced it and perhaps from the filming crew experience, it's all bull and it doesn't matter about telling the truth, because either the people whose stories they are filming are full of it, or... they have issues... either way, the feeling of telling a story in the manner of which it happened falls short every time. (At least as far as I have seen.) You wonder why those haunting stories seems so scary and over the top, because they are. It is not uncommon for the film crew to hear of some stories and add some of the ghost story to one they are filming to add interest, as well as shorten time lines or exaggerate greatly. It appears at least in some cases, they read the story online or it was previously submitted to them for a show idea by someone hoping to have their story told. Imagine if you will, seeing YOUR story included in another person's story. Oh yes, this happens. Online is just another place to search for ideas after all. Not that I blame these writers at all for doing this. However, plagiarizing is still plagiarizing and credit should still be given to the correct parties. That's just having values and etiquette. I do not much care about the “dog eat dog” world television production is suppose to be. I'm sure I'm not alone in my thinking here. Reflect being a jerk, that is how people perceive you, company or not.

So, can haunting stories to be told accurately? There is much that can't be shown accurately... right? Well, here's the deal, a lot can be. I notice that often they like to make a action packed show... but, it's the calm and then sudden action that have you in the sensation of feeling like you have truly witnessed something so unearthly and magical and yet, so very terrifying, because it goes so far outside what you thought was possible. You don't know what it is, why it's happening or what to expect. THAT is never even attempted in a telling of a story. It's the calm before the storm that is needed. It's the wonder and gaps in between where you do not know if something evil or angelical. It's the mere mystery and yet... the almost sudden and unexpected phenomena that happens in hauntings that truly make the stories different. They miss the magical, mysterious and unknown world that is so very different then the world we are conditioned to believe is.

Stories do not need more happening... they need the stories told in a manner that makes sense and is more true to what it is really like to live through a haunting. One thing about haunting is, the why's are not always answered, nor are the who or what it is. It's common for people to think a haunting is friendly when it may not be or to think it evil when it's not. People make assumptions on dark mist being evil for instance, but, is it? No matter what intention a ghost entity has, not knowing makes it threatening, mysterious and that feeling lingers. Now, they say that they can not show feelings. I beg to differ on that. Not only can they show feelings, they can show a story that will have the audience react. We are conditioned to react to our fellow man and their plights after all. It is much of the reason Ghost Investigators get involved with helping people. It is always a large part of the motivation behind people in this field.

I would like to challenge the TV networks and film crews that make these shows to bring about a truth to those stories and honor not only the people who are telling the stories, but, the spirit world. For how often does the story telling of lies oversee the reality of truth and make myth into reality in the beliefs and hearts of society? It's a dangerous proposition to play at such spiritual truths.

One thing people should be aware of is the “mockumentaries” that are documentaries gone wrong in my opinion. One such show is called “Mermaids” that is suppose to be for entertainment, but, is completely made up. I have heard some people think parts are true. Well, no, it's all completely made up as much as “War of the Worlds” was. The scientist and experts are all actors, the proof fabricated and the filming all done by a professional film crew. It's as fake as “The Blair Witch Project”. It has come to a point in time where telling the truth on supernatural or paranormal events is not needed and lying is acceptable. Or is it?

I have this one last fleeting message... how great would it be to have a film crew brave enough and yet creative enough to try to tell a REAL ghost story and get it right? It might be the best story ever seen. I always think that there is a reason to object to spiritual messages that appear to have gone wrong. It's one of the reasons I do what I do. I do not think I am alone. I am only almost alone in having the guts to just go out in public and blurt out what I think. Nobody ever likes to be lied to or accepts it as OK, even when proposed as truth by a mere television show.

The truth is out there... believe it.

By Evan Jensen,
Producer of Beyond the Edge of Reality Radio Network

(Note: I did not leave names or examples of whom I am speaking of about what isn't true in TV to protect those people who are under contract, as well as their reputation. However, if you know someone that has been on TV, feel free to ask them for the whole story and what has changed. One part is that often, the haunting continues and is not resolved.)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Tibet's Spiritual Leader Commences Teachings for Taiwanese Devotees

Dharamsala, HP, India, 6 October 2014 (www.thetibetpost.com) - At the request of a group of Taiwanese Buddhist devotees, His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet Monday commenced the first of four days of teachings on 'Nagarjuna's Fundamental Wisdom Treatise of the Middle Way' to an audience from 62 counties at the main temple in Dharamshala, India.

Amid a buoyant atmosphere on the morning of October 6th, the spiritual leader of Tibet" and the Nobel Peace Laureate led the teachings with a brief, yet insightful introduction into Buddhism itself. The main Tibetan temple, which numbered crowds surpassing 5000, was packed with a colourful array of Tibetans wearing traditional attire with all age groups, as well as foreign visitors, Indians and a group devotees of 800 Taiwanese Buddhists.

Welcoming the guests eagerly, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama drew smiles and adoration from the spiritual gathering. Drawing upon His profound knowledge of Buddhist teachings, specially the great Nalanda tradition of India which spread to China in the 7th Century.

"Tibetan Buddhism is the pure Nalanda tradition, generally sub-divided into four principal sects or schools: Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu, and Gelug. There may be minor differences in rituals and the transmission of teachings. However, the root essence of all these sects are one and the same," said His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

"Due to over indulgence in one's own sect and rituals, we tend to forget the common essence of our practice sometimes. As a result, we see huge differences in our practice. Therefore, if we all focus on the Nalanda tradition, which is the root of Tibetan Buddhism, our common goals would be more unified," His Holiness said.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama urged Taiwanese devotees to deepen their understanding of the roots of Buddhism rather than cling on to the branches of Buddhist practices.

"We all are followers of Nagarjuna. We are all one in that sense. Even in the various sects of Tibetan Buddhism, though there may be several minor differences in the branches, the foundation is the same. So, we should emphasise more on the principals to attain a deeper and purer level of understanding."

"We are going to start teaching on the Middle Way treatises. The Middle Way treatises was available in Chinese language even before Buddhism flourished in Tibet. It is a scripture that has been passed on from generations in China. The Chinese are actually senior students and Tibetans are junior students of Nagarjuna. But due to circumstances, today, the junior students are more reliable and better equipped," His Holiness said.

Speaking on the common essence of all the major religions of the world, His Holiness said that consequently, all major religions talk about compassion, tolerance, contentment, and self-discipline.. "However, most of these religions command a strict adherence to their beliefs. In the case of Buddha's teaching, it allow us to form our own opinions based on reason and logic."

The second in the series of four day teachings will continue on October 7th 2014 in the Main Temple; Dharamshala. A live webcast, followed by translations into English, Chinese, Vietnamese and Russian languages available on: http://www.dalailama.com/liveweb

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