Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Yoga Can Lead To Possession By The Devil

The pic above is for illustrative purposes only. Reuters

Fr. Jeremy Davies, 75, an English Roman Catholic priest, a former medical doctor and also a leading exorcist, says Yoga can lead to possession by the Devil.

Fr. Jeremy Davies studied English Literature at St Edmund Hall, Oxford and studied Medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London. He spent much of his life in medical missions in demon-haunted Africa before being ordained a priest.

Read this article published 2 years ago:

Pic from here.

It is a physical workout enjoyed by millions and its devotees include Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sting.

But yoga enthusiasts have been warned by a leading Roman Catholic clergyman that they are in danger of being possessed by the Devil.

Father Jeremy Davies, exorcist for Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, the leader of Catholics in England and Wales, says that activities such as yoga, massage therapy, reiki or even reading horoscopes could put people at risk from evil spirits.

In a new book, he also argues that people with promiscuous lifestyles could find themselves afflicted by demons.

And he says that the occult is closely linked to the scourges of ‘drugs, demonic music and pornography’ which are ‘destroying millions of young people in our time’.

The 73-year-old Catholic priest, who was appointed exorcist of the Archdiocese of Westminster in 1986, was a medical doctor before being ordained in 1974.

He has carried out thousands of exorcisms in London and in 1993 he set up the International Association of Exorcists with Fr Gabriel Amorth, the Pope’s top exorcist.

In Exorcism: Understanding Exorcism In Scripture And Practice, which is published by the Catholic Truth Society, Fr Davies compares militant atheists to rational Satanists, and blames them for a rise in demonic activity.

Yoga enthusiasts 'are in danger of being possessed by the devil'. He adds that ‘perversions’ such as homosexuality, pornography and promiscuity are contributing to a growing sense of moral unease.

He writes: ‘Even heterosexual promiscuity is a perversion; and intercourse, which belongs in the sanctuary of married love, can become a pathway not only for disease but also for evil spirits...young people especially are vulnerable and we must do what we can to protect them.

‘The thin end of the wedge (soft drugs, yoga for relaxation, horoscopes just for fun and so on) is more dangerous than the thick end because it is more deceptive – an evil spirit tries to make his entry as unobtrusively as possible.

‘Beware of any claim to mediate beneficial energies (eg reiki), any courses that promise the peace that Christ promises (eg enneagrams), any alternative therapy with its roots in eastern religion (eg acupuncture).’

Fr Davies argues that occult practices such as magic, fortune-telling and holding seances to contact the spirits of the dead are ‘direct invitations to the Devil which he readily accepts’.

But the Oxford-educated priest, who is based in Luton, Bedfordshire, says there are different degrees of demonic influence, and the most extreme forms occur rarely.

Source: The Daily Mail


Keith's Testimony

Keith, from the UK, left the Church of England at 21 years of age. He then delved into spiritualism and ended up in one of the spiritual healing sections of the Great White Brotherhood where he eventually encountered demons.

This is his testimony:

I am not a Catholic but I certainly agree with Fr. Davies because I have personal experience of this.

43 years ago [now 45] I sought spiritual healing from the Great White Brotherhood for my dying father. The doctors had given up on him and his miraculous healing led to think this brotherhood was of God. Three years later as an Outer Brother I was invited to the groups UK headquarters for a pre-initiation test for Inner Brotherhood.

During this test the founder was transfigured by a satanic spirit snake that was reaching out to touch my forehead. Although frozen with fear I mentally called out to God (in whom I then disbelieved) to come and save me. Miraculously He did and I never went back to the group. But first I had to last out the week’s Retreat I was on.

Amazingly confirmation of the transfiguration came with the first lesson next morning. We were taught (I closed my mind to the lesson) how by deep meditation we could bring alive the spirit snake that lies dormant at the base of all our spines. When this happens, we were told, it crawls up our spine to our head where it develops wings to carry our soul to Heaven!!!

This spirit snake we were told was called the Kundalini of Yoga and the physical exercises of Yoga were part of the spiritual purpose to bring the snake alive. At that time I had no idea of what Yoga was about and had never heard of the Kundalini. Thus I can give living testimony of what the exorcist warns about. The spirit snake doesn’t go to Heaven it lies in wait within the medium until a victim is lulled into a sense of false security when it is able to transfigure the medium and strike out to enslave a soul for eternity with the Devil.

Watch his videos here:

Part 2 and Part 3.


Fascination with evil and the occult can cause people to be oppressed or possessed by diabolic powers. Listen to prominent Catholic theologian and exorcist Fr. Malachi Martin on The Nature Of Evil, Exorcism & Possession and watch a real video on an exorcism

"[Tempering with the occult opens] a doorway. It’s tampering in the spirit world, and you do not know who’s going to show up. So when someone gets into Wicca, black magic or white magic, psychics, séances, Tarot cards, spells, or all that other idolatrous stuff, they don’t know what’s going to happen. They’re tapping into a realm they know nothing about, most of the time." Father Gary Thomas, a renown Exorcist priest. Read more here.

If you need help pertaining to cases of demonic possession or oppression, please contact a deliverance prayer group in your area listed in [this worldwide directory].

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Tanya said...

This is true. Yoga does lead one to being possessed or oppressed by the diabolic. Be very careful. I have personal knowledge of people who have experienced this. Yoga is not merely an exercise; its a form of worship to demons.

Hari Ram said...

Hello. I'm a Christian, but earlier in my life I was raised as a Hindu. In certain sects of the Hindu faith, they openly worship the serpent, forest deities and spirits. Yoga is a spiritual exercise used to worship and communicate with these entities without the participant noticing.

Chris said...

The kundalini yoga is where they "wake up" the snake demon from your spine and move its head up to your head. Something like that.

Maria said...

I am a former New Ager and former yoga practitioner. This is the occult and if people say they are not doing meditation but physical exercise they are being misled. Having reverted back to my Catholic faith I am shocked at how many parishes run yoga classes.
Read this excellent article written by an Indian Catholic priest

Clare Roche said...

Maria, Wow. This is frightening. Thanks for the link.

Evelyn H said...

You are absolutely right Maria. Stay away from yoga.

Anonymous said...

Please stop the manipulation. If you don't like those practices just don't do it. I'm too young but I know that this is manipulation. You are using misinformation to make ppl afraid for this practices and make them hate them. this is wrong, please stop.

This kind of thought are the kind that make ppl hate each other. and that's wrong. We must be unite and have respect for each other, because we are humans and imperfect.

Just search in your hearts and ask our Heavenly Father who knows better than us.

Have a nuce and beautiful day!! :)

Elizabeth C said...

Yoga and its forms are definitely the worship of demons. I was a yoga practitioner for almost 10 years. I staying away from the church after practising yoga for the first 2 years. I then was taught that all religions leads to the same God, and yoga was a form of spirituality that can lead me personally to the divine light. All this is false. I have recently returned to the church after being prayed over by a group of Christians at a prayer rally. After that I could not do my yoga poses anymore - the "powers" seem to have vanished. Please be very careful. The yoga "poses" are actually forms for worship of different "gods" and the meditation is to empty yourself and invite "ancient spirits" into your life. Yoga IS NOT just a form of EXERCISE.

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