Witch Queens |
Author: Kerr Cuhulain
Posted: March 1st. 2003
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Earlier in this series I cited some examples of male "copy-cats" who borrowed the concept created by Michael Warnke in The Satan Seller and created their own stories of being "survivors" of ritual abuse. Females have also engaged in this sort of deception, though they tend to mimic the book Michelle Remembers and present themselves as "Witch Queens". Let's look at some examples.
I have previously mentioned how Children's Institute International resource materials included the book Satan's Underground by one of the most well known female "survivors" to have surfaced after the release of Michelle Remembers, Lauren Stratford. Stratford is associated to a counseling organization called the Confidential Group in Bakersfield, California. In her book Satan's Underground, Stratford claims to have been a survivor of childhood Satanic abuse and claims to have given birth to 3 babies who were sacrificed, thus developing the concept of "breeders" that was mentioned in Michelle Remembers. She was encouraged to write this book by Johanna Michaelsen, with the support of Johanna's brother-in-law, radio evangelist Hal Lindsey. Lindsey is the author of several books including the best sellers Satan is Alice and Living on Planet Earth and The Late Great Planet Earth. Michaelsen wrote the awful book The Beautiful Side of Evil. All three books are regularly recommended by supporters of the international satanic conspiracy myth.
As a result of making these claims Stratford appeared on Ophah Winfrey's television talk show on February 17, 1988. This segment, "Satanic Worship", aired again on May 1, 1989. Stratford also appeared on CBN's Straightalk (April 25, 1988), Geraldo Rivera (October 25, 1988, on Rivera's awful Exposing Satan's Underground 2 hour special), Larry King Live (April 13, 1989) and on the evangelical 700 Club.
Stratford and her book have been recommended by Cult Crime Impact Network in their File 18 newsletter and she appeared October 25, 1988 as a lecturer at a CCIN Inc.'s ritualistic crime seminar in Boise, Idaho. She has contributed material to File 18.
But, suddenly, Stratford's publisher, Harvest House, withdrew its support and stopped printing her books. Why is this?
Christian journalists Gretchen and Bob Passantino and Jon Trott of Cornerstone Magazine, a publication of Jesus People USA, investigated the claims of Stratford, publishing their findings in Volume 18, issue 90 of Cornerstone. Their article is entitled "Satan's Sideshow". They found out that none of Stratford's claims were true, beginning with her name. It turns out that Lauren Stratford" is really Laurel Rose Wilson, born August 18, 1941.
The Cornerstone article outlines Wilson's life in detail from her birth until the present. The following is a summary of the facts uncovered by Cornerstone, showing the contrast between the facts and her story:
Facts: Dr. Frank Cole (physician). ADOPTED her after her birth. Left her mother when Laurel was 9 years old. Saw her many times through the years-she lived with him from time to time. Died of a heart attack in 1965.
Claims: Claims Cole to be her NATURAL father. Claims that he left her when she was 4 years old. Claims that she saw him again when she was 15. Claims that he was present at Satanic rituals. Claims that he had incestuous relationships with her until he died in 1983 (18 years after his actual death!).
Facts: Rose Gray Wilson (school teacher). ADOPTED Laurel after her birth. Laurel's natural mother was Marrian E. Disbrow. Wilson is a strict Christian woman with a bad temper.
Claims: Often calls Rose Wilson "stepmother". Stories vary over the years from allegations of physical abuse only to allegations of sexual abuse, prostitution and pornography.
Facts: Willow Wilson. Now married with 2 children. Willow is now a Christian missionary. Laurel once lived with Willow, but was told to leave after her psychiatrist warned Willow that Laurel was a danger to her children.
Claims: Claims to be an only child until 1975, when she starts to say that she has a sister "Betty" who is trying to have her put in a mental hospital or to have her killed.
Facts: Laurel made multiple accusations of abuse over 30 years against her mother, father, brother-in-law, various school personnel and lesbian church members. Laurel invented stories about prostitution and pornography rings. Claims that she had personal knowledge of the McMartin Day Care case were disproved.
Claims: Laurel claims in Satan's Underground that it was not until 1985 that she was able to make disclosures of abuse.
Facts: 1985 is the first recorded allegation of Satanic involvement by Laurel. This contradicts all of her previous abuse stories.
Claims: Now alleges Satanic abuse from childhood on.
Facts: Numerous witnesses to confirm that Laurel's many suicide attempts by slashing and self abuse in order to make phoney assault/abuse allegations are the true source of her numerous scars.
Claims: Blames her scars on mother/pornography/prostitution ring torture and/or Satanists.
Facts: There is NO evidence that she was EVER pregnant.
Claims: She has variously claimed over the years that she is sterile or that she had 2 to 3 children who were sacrificed.
Facts: There is NO evidence whatsoever of any ritualistic involvement.
Claims: She claims that her ritual involvement ended with her father's alleged death in 1983, yet claims involvement (disproved) in the McMartin Daycare case in 1985/86.
Facts: FBI experts say that child porn films and magazines were all but non-existent during 1940-1950.
Claims: Says she was involved in porn films and magazines from 1940-1950.
In summary, as the Cornerstone journalists put it, "...the story is not true, the foundation is illusory, and her expertise and counseling qualifications are non existent". Both Stratford and Pazder rewrote family histories, altered birthdays and dates of deaths in the family and omitting siblings that may prove inconvenient later if anyone asked them to verify their sister's story. Laurel Rose Wilson deserves a great deal of sympathy, since she is a very emotionally disturbed woman. Stratford/Wilson duped several talk show hosts, many Christians who want to believe her, and a number of investigators who attended her presentations in good faith. This example is another strong argument for checking the credentials of "experts" before they are relied upon.
Yet these revelations by Cornerstone did not stop Stratford. Even though her publisher Harvest House dropped her due to this investigation, another Christian publisher, Pelican Publishing, took her on, republished Satan's Underground, and went on to publish two more by Stratford: I Know You're Hurting and Stripped Naked. She continued to speak to SRA survivor advocacy groups and to participate in support groups. She dismissed her critics with the same ploy that you've already seen several others use in this series: Anyone who doubted her was said to be somehow involved in the Satanic conspiracy. This was one of the themes of her book Stripped Naked:
"'Where's the evidence?' you cry. I quote Raoul Hilberg, the great historian who spoke on Claude Lanzmann's epic film, SHOAH: An Oral History of the Holocaust. 'In speaking of the Nazi Germans and their hideous atrocities, Mr. Hilberg says, "...the did not copyright or patent their achievements, and they prefer obscurity".' This is also true of those who are the perpetrators of cult crimes. They do not copyright or patent their achievements, and they prefer obscurity".
There is evidence of the holocaust. 6 million Jews were killed by the Nazi regime. There isn't any evidence of an international Satanic Conspiracy.
Oddly enough, this statement by Stratford was an indication as to what even more bizarre tales she was about to invent next. She took on the name Laura Grabowski and claimed that she was a Polish Jew. She claimed to be a child survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp that was experimented on by the infamous Dr. Mengele. She claimed that she was liberated from this camp, brought to the US after World War II and adopted by a Gentile couple at the age of nine or ten. Cornerstone has done another excellent article discussing this latest nonsense: "Lauren Stratford: From Satanic Ritual Abuse to Jewish Holocaust Survivor". I won't bore you with any more of it as it is outside of the scope of this series, but I encourage you to read it as it is a classic case of attempted deception and obsession.
Another alleged survivor is a woman who calls herself "Dr Rebecca Brown". Her real name is Ruth Bailey. I have a copy of the Indiana Medical Licensing Board Report concerning the revocation of Bailey's license to practice medicine. It is an extremely revealing document.
The Medical Licensing Board of Indiana met October 2, 1984, to consider Bailey's license to practice medicine. She refused to attend the hearing and sent no one to act as her counsel or agent. After deliberations this board lifted Bailey's license (#29402) for the following violations and irregularities:
Bailey mis-diagnosed patients including, but not limited to Edna Elaine Moses AKA Elaine Moses AKA Elaine Bailey, Claudia Moses, Lucia Lively, Luccinda Sisson, Kelly Sisson and Cheryl Maynard of "leukemia, various blood disorders, gall bladder disease, brain tumors, and various other ailments and conditions, all of which the Respondent stated were allegedly caused by demons, devils, and other evil spirits". In fact, these "patients... were not suffering from the diagnosed ailments and conditions".
On numerous occasions Bailey stated to her patients "that she was chosen by God as the only physician able to diagnose certain ailments and conditions which other physicians could not because the other physicians... were in fact, demons, devils and other evil spirits themselves".
Bailey gave massive overdoses of Demerol and Phenobarbitol to Elaine Moses "to the point where the patient would tolerate 600 to 900 cc injections of Demerol, a fatal dose of which is normally in the 150 to 200 cc range, and up to three times the recommended therapeutic dose of Phenobarbital".
Bailey "gave Claudia Moses, a 15 year old mentally impaired daughter of Edna Elaine Moses who possesses the intellectual age of an 8 year old, numerous injections of Demerol for alleged 'nausea' and allowed Claudia to administer injections of Demerol to herself".
Bailey supplied her patients "with excessive amounts of legend drugs and/or controlled substances without any explanation, instruction or appropriate charting".
Bailey "failed to maintain and keep adequate records or charts on her patients and in several instances failed to maintain any charts or records at all".
Bailey "on numerous occasions falsified patient charts and hospital records and misled other health professionals regarding her patients condition... all to the detriment of her patient's well being".
Bailey "misrepresented and falsified prescriptions for controlled substances" for Edna Elaine Moses. The drug in this case was Demerol.
Bailey believed that she had "the capability of 'sharing' her patient's illnesses in fighting the demons, devils and other evil spirits that were allegedly causing the various ailments" and "without a valid therapeutic reason... self medicated herself with non therapeutic amounts of Demerol". In fact Bailey had "been witnessed routinely receiving non-therapeutic doses of at least 3 cc of Demerol on an hourly basis by injecting herself in the backs of her hands, the inside of her thighs, or wherever she could locate a suitable vein".
The MLB appointed a psychiatrist to examine Bailey and the statements of her patients. This psychiatrist "diagnosed [Bailey] as suffering from acute personality disorders including demonic delusions and/or paranoid schizophrenia".
Many of Bailey's patients "had to undergo detoxification and withdrawal from the excessive amounts of legend drugs and/or controlled substances which [Bailey] was prescribing and/or administering without valid therapeutic reasons".
After losing her medical license, Bailey adopted the name "Dr. Rebecca Brown" and continued to use the title "Doctor", despite the fact that since she had her license taken away she has never applied to be reinstated in any other state. "Brown" and her companion Elaine Moses began telling people of how Moses was a former high priestess of a Satanic cult and how "Dr Brown" had saved her from a hospital riddled with Satanic cult members who had infiltrated it. She eventually met up with Jack Chick of Chick Publications, who published two books authored by Bailey under her pseudonym "Dr. Rebecca Brown": He Came To Set The Captives Free and Prepare For War.
In both books Brown claims that her patient Elaine "was a servant of Satan for 17 years" and "one of the top witches in the US." Elsewhere Elaine has claimed to be "bride of Satan, top witch in the United States (maybe even in the whole world)" and "a former witch and 'bride' of Satan who was head of over one million witches in Canada and the northern central United States." Brown claims to have rescued Elaine from the Satanists following a "terrible eight-week battle with the demons." Following this rescue Brown claims that she and Elaine were "constantly harassed by demons, human spirits and physical people, attacked constantly from every direction. Elaine was constantly sick." Small wonder that Brown was perceiving demon attacks and that Moses was so ill given the substance abuse which we saw described in the Medical Licensing Board inquiry.
The title of Brown's second book, Prepare For War, is indicative of it's primary theme: Spiritual Warfare. Prepare for War is the sequel to He Came To Set The Captives Free. It reads like a bad soap opera. Ruth Bailey has written it in a third person narrative style as if she realizes that the alter ego that she is writing about, Dr Rebecca Brown, is just some fictional character. If there was a ghost writer involved in this book this person is not identified to us.
Prepare For War begins with a chapter in which Brown claims that a member of "The Brotherhood" named Tim tries to warn her that the Satanists are going to kill both Brown and her patient Moses if they don't leave the hospital immediately. This is the same organization that we saw Warnke listing as the fourth level of the Illuminati in an earlier article in this series. Brown describes Elaine as getting feisty and wanting to take on the Satanists herself to defend Brown. Brown tries to mimic Joseph Smith and Mohammed by claiming that as she prayed to Jehovah for assistance that she was visited by an angel wielding a sword. Brown says that she could tell that this being was an angel and not a demon simply because it told her that he was a servant of God and Jesus. The angel says that he has been sent by God to slay Elaine as she has become a nuisance. Brown claims that she prostrated herself and asked that God's wrath be directed at her instead, stating: "If you kill Elaine, Satan and his servants will say that your arm is too short to bring anyone out of Satan's kingdom." The angel immediately concedes to Brown's plea, sheathes his sword and leaves. Brown then shows Elaine the usual passages in the Bible such as 1 Samuel 15:23 ("Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry"). The next morning Brown claims that she is struck deathly ill and that the Holy Spirit tells her that this is because she asked for God's anger to be directed at her. Perhaps she should be made aware of the old magickal adage: "Be careful what you ask for, because you'll get it"? Anyway Elaine Moses prays over Brown for hours, her rebellious nature is banished and Brown is miraculously cured.
The second chapter isn't much better. In "Covenanting With The Lord", Brown tells us that God is wonderful and that her parents were "very evil and demonically controlled." Lest you think that they were practicing Satanists, think again. They brought her up a Christian, but apparently Brown feels that they were the wrong kind of Christians. Brown claims that within her parents church group "drunkenness and adultery were rampant." "Demonic mind control was so total within the group," Brown claims, "that everyone was ruled by fear." That's fear of God that Brown is talking about, not fear of Satan. The rest of the chapter is Brown's story of how she found Jesus and ultimately Elaine.
In chapter 3, "A Year of Wrestling", the soap opera continues. Brown claims that the Holy Spirit warned her not to turn on her stereo one day. This leads to the discovery of "a small fire bomb that looked like a half stick of dynamite wired into her stereo." Brown claims that she successfully defused this bomb as "Elaine used to make such bombs while she was in the satanist cult and she had taught Rebecca how to dismantle them." I would have thought that most people in this sort of situation would then have immediately got on the phone to the police, but not Brown. Brown claims that she set the bomb aside "for safe disposal later" and went to the refrigerator to get something to eat. God isn't finished with her though. When she opens the door to the fridge the Lord tells her to go to the hospital as the Satanists are putting "Pavulon" in Elaine's IV in an attempt to kill her. Brown races to the hospital and finds Elaine in respiratory arrest. The emergency physician, whom Brown tells us she has assigned the pseudonym "Jerry", races in and exclaims:
"Pavulon! How the devil would Pavulon get into Elaine's IV?"
"'That's just it', Rebecca thought, "you don't know just home much the 'devil' is involved in all of this!'"
Jerry and Brown then administer the antidote, pyridostigmine, and Elaine recovers. Jerry asks Brown how she knew that this was going to happen. Brown tells him that "The Lord told me." Jerry warns her not to go about saying that. Brown then goes on to say that Elaine was the victim of repeated attacks by the Satanists, resulting in:
A kidney infection resulting in sepsis.
A blood clot in Elaine's leg which moved into her lung.
Another infection followed by another clot.
Frequent episodes of respiratory arrest.
Brown claims that numerous attempts were made on her life too, including:
Multiple fire bomb attempts such as the one already described. Brown claims that she found that "bombs had been wired into the starter of her car, into her telephone, and into the stereo."
"Multiple attempts to poison her food, especially her coffee." Brown claims that the Holy Spirit warned her about these poisoned cups of coffee each time she was about to take her first sip. Brown also claims that the Holy Spirit told her many times to put her cafeteria tray on the dirty dishes conveyor without touching the food.
Brown says that she never took a drink of water without praying to the Lord first. She relates the following anecdote:
"On more than one occasion when [Brown] had finished eating lunch she noticed some of the medical personnel looking strangely at her and some even asked her if she felt OK. She had no doubt that the Lord has answered her prayer and purified her food of whatever poison had been placed within it. One nurse came to her one day and accepted Jesus as her Savior, telling Rebecca that she had been so astonished that she had survived the poison placed in her food that she (the nurse) wanted to serve Rebecca's master instead of Satan."
Now one would think that given that Brown claims to have rescued Moses from the Satanists and throws her name around liberally, that Brown would share this nurse's name too, since she'd be the perfect witness to prove her claims. She doesn't. This is the one and only time that this nurse is mentioned. Brown goes on to say that "David (cult code name for a doctor at Rebecca's hospital who was also the local high priest)... stopped Rebecca in the hallway one night and threatened her life."
You'd also expect a call to the police about all of these bomb attacks, poisonings, and threatening wouldn't you? Especially since Brown apparently knows exactly who the perpetrators are. Instead she makes a point of telling us that she is assigning them pseudonyms so that the reader cannot identify them and keeps on praying. Keep this business about bombs and poisoners in mind: You're going to see several examples of other therapists starting up similar poisoning rumors in chapter 11.
Brown uses the fourth chapter, "Standing", to deliver the message that if you do evil, evil will happen to you. Wiccans like me would certainly agree with this, but Brown clearly isn't listening to her own good advice. Brown tells us about a thirty year old "woman named Bonnie (not her real name)" (more pseudonyms to protect the "evil doer"). Bonnie is supposedly "involved in the New Age movement for several years... involved in psychic healing, astral projection (also called soul travel or astral travel), fortune telling, meditation, yoga, etc." Bonnie's child has a near drowning incident which leaves him brain damaged. Bonnie then accepts Jesus Christ as her savior, as she feels that this is a punishment for her involvement in the occult. Brown tells us that this is true, but that a few years later Bonnie is afflicted with "a series of severe illnesses, suffered financial losses and hardest of all, suffered demonic torment almost continually, causing much sleeplessness." Brown tells us that basically God did this to Bonnie because even though she had accepted His teachings He was still angry with her and wanted her to suffer at Satan's hands to teach her a lesson. Isn't that Jehovah a swell guy? What a swell story. Pity that we can't ever confirm it because of Brown changing the name (again).
Next Brown tells us about a family that is "under intense demonic attack." Brown tells us that they were under attack by Satan because they had been conducting a street ministry. The husband has a near fatal illness. Their three month old baby was ill too. They experience objects flying all over the house and experience temperature drops in the room that causes ice to form on the windows even at midsummer. They hear growling noises all the time and blood runs down the walls. The Lord gives Brown a tip which leads her to suspect their 18 year old daughter "Lisa (not her real name)". Lisa had been sexually molested by her mother's ex-husband. This causes her to become demon possessed. They pray a lot but this doesn't seem to help. They try to cast demons out of her, but this doesn't work either. They are at their wit's end. Did they call a psychiatrist to deal with Lisa's issues concerning the rape? No. Following Brown's advice, they throw their daughter out of the home. Brown tells us that this caused the demon attacks to stop. We aren't told what happened to the "discarded" daughter.
Assuming that this is true (and it very likely isn't), what Brown has described here is poltergeist, a phenomenon which is very often associated with troubled juvenile females like this. The solution is usually to deal with the juvenile's problems, not an exorcism. Of course you're never going to be able to corroborate this story either because once again the names have been changed to protect the "guilty."
I'm going not going to bore you with Brown's next four chapters because they are drivel about prayer, scripture and talking to God. I'm going to skip to the lunacy in chapter 9, "Demons in Christians". Brown begins by ranting about demons dwelling in Christians. "I, personally, have never been commanded by the Lord to cast a demon out of anyone who was not already a Christian," Brown tells us, "because I would clearly not be benefiting them. This is because the demons would have free access to return with many more demons and the person would be worse off than he was in the beginning. The only cases in which I have commanded demons to come out of a non-Christian is in young children." This obviously contradicts Brown's fantastic tale about how she had rescued her demon infested patient, the Satanic leader Elaine Moses, by praying over her and casting out demons. Brown tries to convince us of this by giving us the example of "a member of the Roman Catholic church" tormented by demons on a daily basis. Brown identifies this Catholic woman as "Chris (not her real name)". You didn't really think that Brown was actually going to give you this person's real name now, did you? Brown claims that Chris frequently felt as if boiling water was being poured over her and even exhibited "actual physical burns." Chris finally sought Johanna Michaelson's help as she had heard of her "through the Closet Witches tapes." These are a series of tapes produced by Jack Chick. Brown states:
"I talked with her on several occasions but refused to command the demons to come out of her because she was not a Christian and refused to accept the materials I presented to her on the Roman Catholic Church (as detailed in chapter 11)."
These "materials" were probably anti-Catholic tracts of the sort that her publisher Jack Chick produces. Brown's reference is to chapter 11 of Prepare for War: "Is Roman Catholicism Witchcraft?" We'll return to that awful chapter later. The long and the short of this is that Brown claims that this woman went to a Protestant service where they exorcized her. Brown tells us that the moment that she returned to the Catholic church and took communion the demons moved back in.
The next chapter, "Doorways", starts with more testimonials by people whose names have been changed by Brown. There's Cathy and Mark whose marital problems were caused by demons. There's Jane the nurse whom Brown releases from occult bondage through prayer. This leads Brown to quote Deuteronomy 18 which leads her to pontificate about how the occult is a doorway that allows such demonic influences in (hence the title of this chapter). Brown goes on to make all sorts of outrageous claims:
"I have found a high incidence of involvement in the occult through college sororities and fraternities. Most of the oaths and pledges taken at the time of initiation are occultic rituals directly opening up the students to the entrance of demons. Many times they pledge loyalty and faithfulness to the spirit of a deceased founder of the organization. This 'spirit' is, of course, a demon. Especially in sororities, pledges and prayers with candles and even and altar of some sort are common."
NOTE: Brown doesn't name any examples or list any of these pledges.
"Many Christians get involved in witchcraft rituals unknowingly. These are frequently 'white witchcraft' and involve the reciting of a psalm or certain scripture verses while using a combination of oil and salt. Remember, salt is used in a multitude of occultic rituals. Never is salt actually used in any Biblical practices."
NOTE: Brown isn't clear how someone would "unknowingly" perform Christian magick of this sort.
"Another area of witchcraft which Christians unwittingly use is in the area of herbs. Most of the herbalists and herb shop owners are involved in witchcraft. Incantations are done over the herbs, which is why they work so well... The same is true of a lot of health food stores. A large number of health food stores are owned and operated by Hindu gurus. Top yoga teachers openly tell us that their foods are prepared only by yogis who perform the necessary meditations so that the foods will carry the 'appropriate vibrations' to enhance the 'spirituality' of the eater. Beware, these 'appropriate vibrations' are demons."
NOTE: Of course the reason that these herbs work is that they contain natural substances with medicinal properties: Many medicines that you can purchase at a pharmacy come from natural sources. Note how she has included a dig at Hindu spirituality here.
"Another area of witchcraft in which Christians become involved is in the 'releasing of spirits.' In many churches, people are taught to pray to bind any evil spirits present in Jesus' name. This is scriptural. However, they are also taught to pray such prayers as: 'I release spirits of revelation, peace, love, etc.' There is only one Holy Spirit. Revelation is a gift from the Holy Spirit; peace and love, etc. are the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Spirits of love, peace and so on are demons! White witches and New Agers release such demons all the time."
NOTE: Does this mean that spirits of hate and violence aren't demons? Isn't conducting such exorcisms exactly what Brown claims to have been doing?
"Practices of visualization can open the doorway to the spirit world and contact with demons."
Brown goes on to list other practices that she considers "New Age doorways" for demons to enter people. First she lists Hindu spirituality, specifically their dietary practices, especially vegetarianism. Later in the book Brown explains why you have to eat meat to be a true Christian: "Spiritual battling results in a loss of protein... If we are not careful to increase our intake of high quality protein during times of intense spiritual battle, we will become weak... Ever since God's covenant with Noah in which he gave Noah the animals to eat, Satan and his demons have been trying to stop humans from eating meat." Brown takes exception to Yoga, specifically Kundalini Yoga. She correctly points out that kundalini means "coiled" and correctly identifies the symbol that is used to represent this "coiled" energy at the base of the spine: A serpent coiled 3 and a half times. You know where this is going, don't you? Brown figures that this kundalini energy is a demon.
Brown next attacks "all of the Eastern forms of meditation" as they are for self-realization. In Brown's opinion this is should not be allowed. To her, communicating with higher consciousness is communicating with demons. Brown lists martial arts as another doorway that lets demons in. Brown names "Silva Mind Control, hypnosis, and many forms of self-hypnosis" including "subliminal tapes" as "techniques [that] actually put the persons practicing them into direct contact with demons." Brown lists acupuncture and biofeedback as forms of "demonic healing." According to Brown, rock music is another demonic doorway: She recommends Jeff Godwin's book The Devil's Disciples, published by her publisher, Jack Chick. You'll recall Godwin from chapter 2.
Brown next turns to "childhood doorways." She gives us more testimonials are given by people whose names have been changed (and I swear that I am not making this up):
Jim who when he was four years old woke up to see a row of demons on the shelf shooting arrows at him.
Susan who was attacked by a "black blob" in the night that repeatedly shredded her sheets. Her mom spanked her for ripping up the sheets as she didn't believe Susan's story.
Three year old Judy, whose Christian parents were not alert enough to recognize that the black figure standing next to her bed was not a bad dream: Another demon!
Steve, who had demons hiding under his bed who led him into a life of drug abuse.
Brown then recommends Johanna Michaelsen's book The Beautiful Side of Evil, as in it Michaelsen makes similar claims of being pursued by demons as a child.
I'll bet you think that this chapter couldn't possibly get any weirder. Wrong. Next Brown alleges that demonic influence can be inherited:
"The sins of our ancestors do have a grave effect upon our own lives and the doorway of inheritance must be closed by prayer, confession, and the cleansing power of the blood of Jesus Christ. Specific abilities and demons are passed down from generation to generation. A commonly accepted example of this is the ability to 'water witch.' Especially damaging is any involvement in the occult, any idol worship which is really demon worship (1 Corinthians 10:14-21), any demonic infestation, any oaths taken by parents or ancestors which are binding upon descendants, as are most occult, pagan, Mormon, and Masonic oaths."
So now we can include Mormons and Freemasons on Brown's list of supposedly Satanic influences. Brown then claims that Fantasy Role Playing Games are "Game Doorways" allowing demonic influences in, claiming that the characters listed in these games are actual demons. She attempts to prove this by listing testimonials of players whose names, naturally, have been changed. Then Brown lists "sexual perversion" as a doorway for demonic influence:
"This is why God has given his people so many commands about sexual purity. It is for our protection from this source of demonic infestation. Rape and violent sexual assault, particularly in children, is a doorway that I have come across repeatedly in my medical practice. This results in the entrance of some of the strongest demons that I have ever met. Particularly powerful demons are those involved in sado-masochism. Incest within a family always leads to demonic infestation."
If you recall, Brown told us the story of the child "Lisa" earlier who was infested with demons after being raped. You will also recall her solution to the problem: Throw Lisa out of the house. Brown doesn't offer any other solutions, but she does go on to warn the reader that "50% of the Protestant pastors in America have been involved in illicit sexual affairs" which she attributes to "sexual counseling of a person of the opposite sex." She doesn't blame the pastors: The "lust demons" made them do it.
Brown then presents her "four step plan" for ridding people of demonic infestation:
1. Clean all "objects used in the service of Satan" out of the house, including: "occult objects, rock records, occultic role-playing game material, crucifixes, rosaries, etc."
NOTE: I could have sworn that crucifixes and rosaries were Christian, not "occultic", but Brown obviously disagrees.
2. Don't try to reason with the person that you think is demonically possessed. Brown claims that the demons will "scramble" anything you tell to them so that they won't understand it. Instead, she recommends a daily prayer intended to bind these demons.
3. Ask the Lord to let you "stand in the gap" for the afflicted person. This is obviously a reference to Brown's story about allegedly standing in for Elaine Moses's divine punishment earlier.
4. Understand your wonderful power through Jesus.
(Continued... Go to Part II)
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Bio: Kerr Cuhulain the author of this article, is known to the mundane world as Detective Constable Charles Ennis. Ennis, a former child abuse investigator, is the author of several articles on child abuse investigation that appeared in Law & Order Magazine. Better known to the Pagan community by his Wiccan name, Kerr Cuhulain, Ennis was the first Wiccan police officer to go public about his beliefs 28 years ago. Kerr is now the Preceptor General of Officers of Avalon. Kerr went on to write four books: The Law Enforcement Guide to Wicca (Horned Owl Publishing), Wiccan Warrior and Full Contact Magick: A Book of Shadows for the Wiccan Warrior. (Llewellyn Publications), as well as a book based on this series: Witch Hunts: Out of the Broom Closet (Spiral Publishing).
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