About Bishop Benedict-Johns

Presiding Bishop of a small Orthodox Anglo-Catholic order; The Archdiocese of St. Michael

What’s the Difference Between The Holy Spirit & Demons?

by Jennifer L Auld | Excerpted from Eye on the Paranormal


A demon is believed to be a force that can be conjured and controlled. They are also believed to have the ability to possess or inhabit the body of humans and the only way to rid the person of them is to conduct deliverance and/or Exorcism. Demons are portrayed differently in different cultures. Some believe demons to be actual physical beings that can take the form of anything, including animals. Others consider the real demons as more of a spiritual force of evil battling for one’s soul. They have been feared and written about in almost every culture in one form or another.

One way Satan gains control of the mind is when we place our trust Continue reading

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How Witchcraft Became A Brand

From Saint Michaels Ministry: As statistical studies continue to indicate that Millennials are leaving Christianity, it would seem that they are not embracing atheism, but rather some are turning to other potentially dangerous spiritual paths. 


How Witchcraft Became A Brand

It’s a spirituality, it’s an aesthetic, and it’s more popular than ever.

By Corin Faife
BuzzFeed Contributor | July 26, 2017 | Excerpted from Buzz Feed


There are many simple rituals practised in the house that Katie Karpetz shares with her husband in Edmonton, Alberta, from yoga to herbalism to candle magic. In the morning, she often waits for inspiration to strike before posting a photo or found image to her Instagram feed, and the mood captured will go on to determine her activities for the day.

Running her online store, The Witchery, from her home is a mixture Continue reading

Season of the Witch

From Saint Michaels Ministry: As statistical studies continue to indicate that Millennials are leaving Christianity, it would seem that they are not embracing atheism, but rather turning to a potentially dangerous spiritual path. 


Season of the Witch

By Michelle Goldberg, NYT Op-Ed Columinist | NOV. 3, 2017
Excerpted from the New York Times


On a Wednesday evening last week, I sat in on a class called “Witchcraft 101: Curses, Hexes and Jinxes,” at Catland, a fashionable occult boutique in Bushwick, Brooklyn. More than a dozen people, most of them young women, sat in folding chairs in the store’s black-walled event space. The instructor was one of Catland’s co-owners, Dakota Bracciale, a charismatic, foul-mouthed 28-year-old Continue reading

The Lost Girl

A very good read

Mitch Teemley

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She was the callow Catholic school senior who cried the night her boyfriend French kissed her, fearing she’d become pregnant. Five months later, now a bracingly pretty college freshman, she was wooed and plundered by her theatre professor. It was give and take–he gave her drugs and took her virginity. Two months later, she had an abortion. She spoke matter-of-factly about the earthquake that had reduced her to rubble, then never mentioned it again. She’d built a protective barrier around her heart.

I thought she was the most sophisticated creature on the planet. When she agreed to go out with me, I was certain she’d discover I was a rookie, and laugh me off. Instead, she laughed with me, and sat in a grocery cart while I pushed her around an empty parking lot. The lost girl had met the lost boy, and they’d cracked each other’s barriers.

We didn’t…

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Billy Graham: 2 Reasons Christians Should Avoid Witchcraft, Occult Practices

A Note From St. Michaels Journal:  Far too often Exorcists report that the victim claims to have participated in occult activities just prior to becoming oppressed or possessed; The Reverend Billy Graham offers sound advice to all in the following article.

By LEAH MARIEANN KLETT | October 2 2017 | Excerpted from The Gospel Herald
Evangelist Billy Graham has warned against dabbling in witchcraft and occult practices to communicate with the dead, as they can “harm you spiritually.”

The 98-year-old founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association recently responded to a question posed by a reader, who wrote: Continue reading

New Ager-Turned-Christian Steven Bancarz Exposes Connection Between Psychedelic Drugs and Witchcraft

By Brandon Showalter, CP Reporter | Sep 26, 2017 | Excerpted from The Christian Post


A former New Ager who became a born again believer in Jesus is explaining the link between the use of psychoactive substances and the occult.

In a video released on his YouTube channel Sunday, Steven Bancarz, who shared his remarkable testimony with The Christian Post last year, unpacked the spiritual darkness tied to the use of psychedelic drugs.

“Psychedelic drugs are a Continue reading

7 Ways to Fend Off the Devil, From an Experienced Exorcist

Everything you need to know to protect yourself from demonic attack
By Wesley Baines, excerpted from Beliefnet.com

Demon.

The very name causes many of us an instant jolt of panic. Personified evil is an incomprehensible thing, and what we cannot understand, we fear.

These spiritual entities are, according to Christian tradition, angels that were cast out of heaven after following their leader, Satan, in rebellion against God. Because of their transgressions, they now Continue reading