As some of you may already know or have read in my earlier books, there is a spiritual anatomy or an energy anatomy that vibrates within us. Just as we have a physical body, we also have an energy body. The energy body is what is affected when it comes to spiritual attachments or full-blown demonic possession. Our spiritual energy body vibrates an energy that surrounds our body, which is called the aura. The human aura is a field of subtle, luminous emission that surrounds us and extends outward from our physical form.
Auras are related to the electromagnetic field of the body and serve as a visual measure of our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual states. When I’m working with clients and sense their auric energy, there are times when I can detect like radar an alien energy hovering near or even rooted in their aura. Dark murky-colored orbs or splotches may show up. At times, a pure, concentrated blackness like the silhouette of a human form may be present in the aura. Think of it this way: the attachment of a spirit is like finding a spider crawling on your leg while possession is like discovering the spider bites on that leg.
Most of the time, our energy anatomy and its auric field are rotating all the colors of the rainbow, depending on our emotional and mental states. Also, if we are fueling our own negativity, the bright rainbow colors may become faded and dark. When our aura is affected by our own self-induced emotions, the energy still looks like part of a painting. When the aura is affected by an outside source, something does not look right; there is a part of the painting that should not be there. The energy feels dislocated and has a mind of its own.
Regarding spirit attachments, a soul that is lost or earthbound attaches to the outside of a person’s living aura and it hovers. It wants to hang out with the person like a fly that won’t go away. The soul that has not yet found its way through the light to the Spiritual Realm continues to desire life on this physical plane. So, it begins to live your life with you! Unfortunately, the longer the soul attaches to your energy, the more it can drain away your life force. You, the living victim, may exhibit great fatigue, physical ailments that have no reason to be present, and confusion or emotional states and thoughts that are not yours. Spirit attachments usually begin at the upper part of the aura near the head and shoulders. The closer the earthbound attachment becomes and the deeper it’s allowed to invade, the more the victim becomes like that outside intelligence. Spirit attachment does not always occur on purpose.
Through loneliness, addiction, fear, or even a displaced love, a spirit might attach to a living person. It desires the feeling of life and a chance to live once again in the physical realms. Sometimes by mistake, the spirit entity attaches to a living person it has been hanging around and will not realize that it is affecting the victim adversely. Demonic possession, on the other hand, occurs absolutely on purpose with the intent to disempower the victim and crush his or her soul. Demonic possession starts at the very bottom of the auric field, seeping its way into the root chakra area of a human being. It’s like pure, concentrated blackness or even a deep, dark red energy that worms its way up the energy anatomy until it has possessed the entire being. The demonic spirit “wants in”—it wants to be inside the mental, emotional, and physical body until it can overcome the spiritual body—and then it devours the victim until there is nothing left.
In dealing with demonic spirits, it’s best to contact a spiritual exorcist who is trained in these matters. Do not ever challenge a demon! Below are a few signs of demonic interference and invasion.
Demons may appear with a few physical signs of their presence:
Please note that demons can be invoked in the same manner as the angelic powers. If you use your powers of invocation to summon forth demons to do your bidding, be ready to pay the piper, and be ready for the chance to have your head bitten off, too! Demons always start their campaigns of possessing a human with the use of mental and emotional manipulation. Depending on the person, they may begin to insert thoughts of powerfulness, egotism, and self-inflation. A soul who has weakened its energy because of envy and a lust for power provides an open door for a demon to strike a deal with that soul. Also, demons go after those who are very psychic and spiritually attuned. They do not want any more souls with the gifts of the spirit to be walking the planet, so they try to infuse them with feelings of loneliness, despair, and even suicide. Let me remind you that keeping your spiritual light bright is the only way to ward off these negative energies. Working on your thought power—staying strong like a steel trap—is also an essential practice.
© Darrin W. Owens
In my 25 years of experience with spirit releasement and deliverance work I have had the great privilege to make contact and receive help from some extraordinary beings. These beings are part of a great canopy of spiritual support called The Bands of Mercy. The Bands of Mercy help to escort various spirits and entities through the light into the spiritual and divine realms on the other side. Their focus is the work of redemption. In my own terms the redemption process is helping transform a soul out of fear into the light of Divine Love. This is the method of a soul at the time of death. If a soul is not bound by fear it releases its physical body and is transported through the light between death and life. That light is formulated with Divine Love. At the time of physical death, we can move through this light and be “cleansed” all earthly perceptions or traits that can hold us back; all fear based. This is the blessing of the redemption.
My work has been based in the redemption process from the very beginning. I have had the opportunity to help thousands of “lost” souls find their way to the light and onward to their next spiritual adventure. There are many factors that can keep a soul bound to the “outer darkness.” Fear is always the culprit. Anger, hatred, control, grief, and even other entities can keep a soul trapped between our physical realm and the light. I do not do this work alone. I have help from a variety of Mercy Bands that have presented themselves to assist. At first, I worked solely with the Band of Mercy, guiding human souls over to the other side. As the years went on and humanity grew more conscious of other spiritual dimensions more Bands of Mercy came to help. I was no longer helping to release only human souls, but other entities began to emerge as attachments and influences within the human experience. Extra-Terrestrial, Ultra-Terrestrials and Multi-Dimensional Beings began to show themselves. It was at this time that higher-level Mercy Bands began to manifest during my deliverance work. Below is a glossary of these Bands and how to ask for their help. The Mercy Bands have taught be so much of the administrative side of the spirit world and beyond.
Band of Mercy: The Human Band of Mercy is comprised of enlightened souls who were once earthbound spirits. They have the authority to remove unclean human spirits, lost human souls, earthbound human souls, negative thought forms, and some negative entities, energies, and influences. The Band also has the authority to remove all past life attachments. Through their free will they have dedicated their "afterlife" to assisting those who are lost find their way home through the Christ Light.
Glory Band of Mercy: The Glory Band of Mercy has the authority to remove malevolent human souls that have been bound into dark service, and human souls who believe that they’re “demons-in-training” (demons are a separate race from humans; one can never be the other).
E.T. Band of Mercy: The E.T. Band of Mercy has the authority to remove negative extraterrestrial beings, entities, energies, and influences.
Inter-Dimensional/Dimensional Band of Mercy: This Band has the authority to remove negative entities, energies, and influences from different multi-dimensional realms.
Cyber-Matrix Band of Mercy: The Cyber-Space Band of Mercy is a new addition to the spirit community of helpers. They have the authority to remove malicious energies and negative beings that travel through the ever-expanding highways of the internet. This is a new way of influence for the dark side to manipulate and interfere.
“I now ask all appropriate Bands of Mercy to please remove anything that is attached, affecting, or manipulating myself, my mate, my family, my pets, my house(s) and properties, and all that I have domain over. Please place them in the appropriate protected sanctuary or do whatever you deem necessary. I ask this though the redemptive power of the Christ Light and I thank thee.”
You can also call on each of the Mercy Bands at one time using the same formula as above. Remember if you say these prayers for anyone who is not family, you must ask permission. You do not want to interfere with their free will.
I have found that those who explore the realms of multi-dimensional travel, UFO’s, and extra-terrestrial contact benefit by calling on E.T. Band of Mercy and Inter-Dimensional/Dimensional Band of Mercy. Those that were once into any type of occult activity, ritualistic or black magic practices should call on the Glory Band of Mercy. A newer threat to our spiritual health is the obsession with "smart" devices, the internet, and the cyber realm. I have found negative attachments and influences now make their way via the internet. The Cyber-Matrix Band of Mercy made their presence known in my work not long ago. They were formed specifically to divert and release malevolent energies originating from the Cyber Realm.
© Darrin W. Owens
Many years ago, I worked for a large, retail bookstore. One night after work, I decided to spend some time with co-workers while enjoying coffee lattes. We were seated out on the storefront patio. As we sipped our coffee, we all agreed that a hot drink was a bad idea. It was a humid summer night, and the air seemed thick with perspiration. At this point, I had remained quiet about my psychic training with mediumship and exorcism. I acted as “normal” as possible. As my colleagues chatted, my attention was broken when I noticed a tall young man with blazing red bushy hair, dressed in black, walking into the front of the bookstore. I noticed him because he seemed determined about something, and I felt a strange twist in my stomach. I knew that the strange energy emanated from him.
When I turned my attention back to my group, I noticed that they had embarked on a political conversation. I opted out of the discussion and closed my eyes while sipping slowly from my latte. My eyes had been closed for just a few seconds when I felt an immense amount of heat and heaviness next to me. This time, I knew that it was not the humidity. I looked up and was startled to see that the red-haired young man whom I had seen earlier was now standing right next to me. I spit my latte all over myself with a gasp. I looked over at my co-workers, but they were oblivious to anything else as they continued their discussion regarding the merits of Republicans versus the Democrats.
I looked up again and saw that this young man was almost in tears. He gazed down at me with hopeless, dark brown—almost black—eyes. “Can I help you?” I said. “Yes,” he answered sternly. “They say you can help me.” He looked like he was frozen in his tracks and unable to move. I got up. “Oh, okay, do you need help with finding a book? I’m off the clock, but I will help you find something.” “No,” he exclaimed, “they said you can help me!” His voice rose to a deep, guttural kind of sound. Oh, great, I thought. They? I looked over and noticed that my friends were still in their own little world and paying no attention to the two of us. I had a feeling that this request was not about locating a book and that it was about to become very interesting. I led him over to an empty corner of the patio. He could barely walk and became sweaty and shaky. “Help me, please!” He whispered. “Okay,” I said. I began receiving psychic impressions from him. I saw massive amounts of darkness and negative thought-forms covering him completely. His energy looked like that of a plague victim. I knew he had opened himself up to it and was playing around with dark occult magic. He had opened a window and an in-human entity had entered. I saw cuts and teeth marks on his wrist. “You’re into vampirism,” I stated. He looked up and held out his arms. “Yes,” he said.
I saw images of him as he was initiated into a vampire cult. He truly did not realize what he had summoned. But he wanted power, and this kind of energy was his way to get it. The dark archetype of the vampire was invoked, plus some other diabolical elements that I don’t want to describe here. The images flooded through my mind like a movie. I could see that his life had been a rough one. Being abandoned by his father and having had a drug-addicted mother had been challenging. His life review showed me the many reasons why this soul had stepped off the path with God. I was snapped back into the present moment as the young man’s voice commanded my attention again.
“The voices said you can help me. I want out. I want to be free.” His voice was shaky; he could barely utter the words. Whatever energy he had invoked did not want to let him go. Because of his desire to change and his prayer for help, divine guidance pierced the darkness and delivered him to my doorstep—surprise, surprise. Even now, no one was looking our way. It seemed as though we were in an invisible bubble. At this point, my whole body was vibrating, and I jumped into “slayer,” mode, I guess. I looked him in the eye: “Will you open yourself for a prayer of release and purification?” “Yes,” he said. “Are you willing to let this energy go?” I asked. “Yes,” he said, but I could see that it was getting harder for him to speak. Mercy, what if he starts spitting out pea soup, I thought with apprehension. I laid my hand on his forehead and I began to invoke the Holy Spirit. “Come, Holy Spirit,” I proclaimed loudly. He suddenly fell to his knees.
“Come, Holy Spirit and banish the oppressor, through the power of Jesus Christ.” I then called for the protective guidance of the Archangel Michael and his Legions to help banish this entity and all its intricacies. I thought the kid was going into convulsions. I continued on and on with the prayers. He was still on his knees when he suddenly stopped shaking. I could feel the heaviness of his energy clear up and lighten. I was glad he did not scream, curse, or vomit. Overall, it was a somewhat uneventful deliverance, not like a Hollywood movie at all. Thank God! I helped him up. I looked at him, and said, “Will you play with fire again?” “No,” he said. “I’m sorry.” I knew he was apologizing to himself as well. His voice was stronger. He continued, “They were right: you did help me. Thank you.” “No problem. I’m just your friendly neighborhood vampire slayer,” I said with a nervous laugh. As he looked at me, I realized how beautiful and light his eyes were. They were a royal blue and almost iridescent. Amazing, I thought. I remembered that before the deliverance, they were dark brown, almost black. He turned around and walked into the night. I never saw him again.
“What in the holy hell had just happened?” I said aloud. I walked over to the table where my co-workers’ conversation had changed to the subject of human rights and animal rights. “Hello!” I shouted. “Did you see what just happened?” “No,” one colleague exclaimed. “We were wondering where you went?” “Went? I was just over there,” and I pointed to the corner of the patio where other people were now seated. “Didn’t you see the tall guy with bushy red hair?” Both individuals looked at me with blank stares. “Darrin, you told us you were going to the bathroom. That was over a half hour ago. We were about to go find you.” “What?” I said—and then stopped. I realized what had happened. No one was meant to see what had just transpired. “Never mind,” I said, with a sigh, and sat down. They quickly went on with their discussion. I sipped on my cold latte.
What a story, yes? I’m still flabbergasted every time I think back on it. My anointing into spiritual deliverance work proved to me that no matter how deep we allow ourselves explore the dark side, there is always a pinpoint of light somewhere shining within us to guide us home. This story also points to the fact that we are affected by the energy and intention of the choices we make, good or bad. In the case of this young man, he had chosen to open the window to dark forces and elements of the demonic. He became oppressed by their influence due to his willing participation. His experience was a dramatic example of how the supernatural affect us, based on the doors we choose to open. By choosing differently, this young man turned his life around to the acceptance of his true nature as a child of God. Remember that any religion, ritual, or practice that calls for you to dishonor your spiritual integrity causes the separation of you from your spiritual power.
My spiritual deliverance work has shown me the negative results from the use of black magic and practices of demonic centered rituals. They never reap the benefits of true power, which is divine power. You reap only what you sow, and negative energy attracts negative energy. When you have not firmed up your spiritual foundation, it’s easy to search for power and acceptance from something outside of yourself. This young man finally discovered what he was truly made of, and I hope he continues to live with the divine privilege of authentic spiritual power with God.
© Darrin W. Owens
Over the years, I have written and talked about the essential aspects of psychic power and intuition. First, both aspects of our spiritual power work hand in hand. Since we as a global consciousness have evolved and opened more fully to our inner resources, these abilities have become even more magnified within our psyches. I have seen an interesting shift in the perception of what being psychic means to my students and clients. My instruction of psychic power as a spiritual attribute is finally making it into people’s belief systems, even though it has been a standard truth for many years. I have always been an advocate of teaching that psychic power is a spiritual gift of the soul and not the product of a circus sideshow. Sadly, through the years, there has been a bad reputation spun around anything that is psychic or intuitive in nature. Back in my hometown, in the Ozarks of Arkansas, it was believed by most people that any psychic subject had been spawned by Satan. Another major misguided point of view was the perception of “psychic” as merely a gypsy fortune-telling trade.
This misperception is largely due to bad, B-rated films, the television, phone psychic trade and other media reactions to misguided attempts from celebrity psychics looking to shine in the spotlight with their magic powers. Famed American clairvoyant, Edgar Cayce stated it very clearly, and I as a psychic have always based my teachings on this simple but powerful truth: “The psychic, then, is of the soul . . .” (Edgar Cayce reading 5752-1). Being psychic belongs to the soul. Since we are all souls, then we are all endowed with psychic potential. Being psychic is not a “special” gift given to only a few, therefore; it is part of the spiritual makeup of every soul. As our soul evolves, our psychic potential evolves, and we are becoming vastly multidimensional.
Let me describe the union between psychic power and intuition. I want to give you a clear picture of the resources within you. I teach that we are all psychic intuitives because all of us carry both senses. Some folks think that people are endowed with either one or the other of these spiritual powers or that psychic power is better or stronger than intuition. Let me dispel some of that confusion.
There are two questions I am most often asked by students during my workshops.
1. Am I a psychic or an intuitive?
2. Is there a difference between the two terms?
My answer to both questions is a definitive yes. Yes, you are both psychic and intuitive, and yes, there is a huge difference between the two terms. They do, however, work hand in hand with each other. Think of the term psychic as being an extended level of intuition. Intuition is like an energy language of the soul. It is an extra sense that is more personal in nature for an individual. It’s a whisper from your higher self. Think of intuition as information that is directed internally. Intuition fuels many spiritual tools such as energy healing, hunches, gut feelings, meditative awareness, and creativity. Subtle power is the nature of intuition. Intuition always directs us back to ourselves. It also gives us helpful information for our life’s path. The psychic nature is more extroverted and impersonal in its energetic intelligence. It is a magnification of intuitive awareness in the process of accessing energy from others and the environment. Psychic power is the ability to access information from energy and intelligences outside of one’s inner personal dynamics. Psychic ability encompasses the gifts of reading others intuitively, communicating with the dead, accessing potential future realities, and having medical clairvoyance. These are all psychic powers, just to name a few.
Intuition is more personal while psychic ability is more impersonal in accessing energetic information. You can also think of psychic ability as the expanded mind that accesses energetic information, whereas intuition is the key used in the clear and accurate interpretation of the energetic information. When I conduct my healing sessions, I’ll see a vision or get an impression of my client, psychically. Then I run it through my intuition by asking: what does this information mean for my client? By simply asking a question, I have given my intuition permission to access the personal results of the psychic vision. That’s why many people have visions or psychic flashes about something but never think to ask their intuition for its clarity about them. They are so hung up on the “glamour” of the vision that they have forgotten to ask their intuition for its meaning and direction. I see many psychic people out there who talk to the dead or psychically tap into people with great accuracy, but they are missing one thing. They lack a spiritual connection to their intuitive voice. Remember, intuition is your direct communication link from your higher self.
So many people who are psychic are truly talented, but their information has no sustenance at all because they are not asking for the deeper meanings. Some, mostly healers and counselors, are highly intuitive about feeling people’s emotions and their pain. By asking your psychic self to elaborate, you can receive the actual visions of the situations in that person’s life that may have caused the “dis-eased” feelings. I hope you can now understand the essential union of both psychic and intuitive powers.
© Darrin W. Owens