“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” Revelation 12:7-10.
Witches love rituals. Rituals are performed on your television nightly, did you know that? Many current celebrities utilize musical rituals to conjuring demons. Sounds outrageous right? Well, think again!
Numerous media sources throughout the years have alleged that Jennifer Lopez, aka J.Lo, is a practitioner of Santeria. It is often said that those who have achieved the greatest success in music, acting and as a celebrity mogul has achieved that success at the cost of their very soul, and that the connections lead back to the occult.
It’s no secret the Roman Catholic Church adopted many paganistic rituals within their doctrine. Forced to incorporate symbols and images from the Yoruba and Bantu religions, forming what is now known as Santeria, or “The Way of the Saints”. Sounds exactly what the RCC would be interested in considering their past record of worshiping idols, statues and saints. Santeria worship consists of the worship of more than 400 deities but 16 of these are actively worshiped. These form the foundation of this religion. It is around these foundational Osishas (head guardians), that the rites of initiations, divination, and magic are formed and celebrated.
The separation of black magic versus white magic is their right to express the occult without condemnation, but this is not true. Sorcery is sorcery.
Speaking to the dead or necromancy, is a sin. However this is exactly what many Illuminati rituals require.
Those who observe Santeria worship Olofi – also called Olodumare and Olorún – their god and supreme being. Santeros believe it is in the forces of nature where Orishas manifest Olofi’s will. The santero’s central goals are to worship the saints (Orishas), observe feasts, obey orders, and carry out rites. In exchange for total submission, believers are promised supernatural powers and protection from evil-including health, influence, position, and the ability to see and modify the future.
In Santeria, practitioners believe in reincarnation and that a person’s destiny has already been pre-planned. And thus through proper rituals, they can find out what decisions to make to bring them good fortune in life and avoid bad outcomes. Divination can also help find out commands from an Orisha which the adherent is required to obey. For help with this, Santeros will often wear amulets, light candles, display many statues in tributes to the Saints, as well seek counsel from the dead (necromancy). The goal is to invoke and invite the maximum amount of Orisha spirits to the ritual. When the rituals are successful, a spirit can even “mount” a Santero and speak through them to those in the room. The Bible described this activity over 2,000 years ago as demon possession:
And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with [demons], coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. –Matthew 8:28-32
Notice the demons in these men that Jesus encountered were able to speak through them. Additionally, they were obviously very old beings because they were fully aware of who Jesus was and knew that He would one day come and “torment” them. All spirits are subject and fear Jesus Christ and thus they do not want people to look to Christ as their Savior. Participating in occult activities keeps people far from God’s Word and opens one up to demonic influence and possession.
To be initiated into Santeria requires a long, complicated process in which a “Santero” adopts the initiate as their child and puts them through a series of rituals (some costing money). Jennifer Lopez’ ex, Ojani Noa, who has tried to profit off his intimate knowledge of the star, claims that his spiritual “godmother”, a woman named Merle Gonzalez, took Lopez under her wing and put her through initiation rites:
“At the end of the ‘90s, my black magic godmother – who is now Jennifer’s spiritual leader – was protecting me, taking care of me, helping me and guiding me like a son,” Noa said on the Spanish-language show “Frank Cairo: Sin Libreto.”
“We participated together in sacrifices of chickens and hens, and in one occasion, I was present when they were cleansing Jennifer with the blood of a hen.” The hen’s blood was poured over Jennifer until she was covered in it, Noa said. Then she was bathed in “holy water” to wash away the blood, and herbs were passed over her body. “Meanwhile, the godmother was asking the gods to cleanse Jennifer and save our marriage,” he said.
Noa claims he participated in the Santeria rituals and animal sacrifices only because Jennifer believed in them. Jennifer’s parents come from Puerto Rico, where Santeria is commonly practiced, but Jennifer has strongly denied that she has taken part in anything involving Santeria.
Noa also claims the “godmother” used the bloody rituals to get money from Jennifer, and eventually turned J.Lo against him. Noa says:
“I’ve realized that I was never in favor of the animal sacrifices, but I was present at the rituals Jennifer was doing to improve her career and her love life. Jennifer had a lot of faith in these animal sacrifices, cleansings, black magic and Santeria. But the godmother planned them so she could have financial security through Jennifer. Afterward, she eliminated me and then got Jennifer to start hating me.”
In court documents, Noa stated that Lopez practiced voodoo and put curses on a number of ex-boyfriends including, Sean P. Diddy Combs. In the documents, Lopez’ own lawyer makes a direct reference to her “Madrina”, or spiritual godmother and Noa states that both he and Lopez practiced “voodoo” with her. Thus even J. Lo’s own legal team acknowledged her involvement in Santeria.
Lopez’ former makeup artist has also supported the claims that J. Lo practices Santeria. And as far back as 2003, news reports stated that the reason for Lopez breaking off her wedding with actor Ben Affleck (4 days before the ceremony) was based on advice from her Madrina, Merle Gonzalez.
Lopez visited Gonzalez’s ramshackle wooden house in a run-down Los Angeles suburb. She is said to have become one of Merle’s “godchildren” and regularly turns to her for advice. “I am involved in Santeria and yes, I am friends with Jennifer Lopez,” said Merle through the gate. “But I cannot discuss my relationship with Jennifer.”
“Apparently she can go into a trance for up to five hours at a time and really look into people’s pasts and predict the future. I’m surprised that a millionaire celebrity would visit someone like that.” A neighbor of Gonzalez added: “It’s Merle who Jennifer turns to whenever she needs counsel on the important things in her life.” Astrologists are also said to have marked the date of the wedding as “risky”.
What is spiritual possession?
Well, believe it or not! The original spirit possession is GOD! We are meant to have a spiritual connection with GOD! This was the origins, but leave it to Satan to twist the Truth into Evil.
This is where evil possessions come in.
Santeria on American Idol
Check out Jennifer’s reaction! PRICELESS!! And Harry’s look at Jennifer too!
Scott Barnes, who was fired by the diva after he was caught leaking her secrets, has told friends he plans to spill J.Lo’s secrets in a book or to a magazine. Sources claim the beauty expert will tell all about his former client’s faith healer, Merle Gonzalez – who is rumored to put hexes on people who upset Jennifer.
A source told America’s New York Post newspaper: “Scott knows everything. He knows all about Jennifer and her faith healer. “After Ben Affleck left Jennifer, Merle went in to expel bad auras and cleanse her house. Merle also blessed the ‘Shall We Dance’ set and some people say Jennifer has had Merle put hexes on people she feels have done her wrong.”
Gonzalez follows the Caribbean Santeria form of religious mysticism, which is a version of voodoo involving animal sacrifice, chanting, trances and rituals where the priests and priestesses – of which Gonzalez is one – give advice to their “godchildren”. The psychic – who can reportedly go into a trance for up to five hours, which allows her to delve into people’s pasts and predict the future – was rumored to have advised Jennifer to call off her September wedding to Ben Affleck. The couple, who have since split, publicly said they scrapped the planned nuptials due to intense “media intrusion.” But just hours before J.Lo made the official statement, she had reportedly visited Gonzalez in a run-down Los Angeles suburb.
The voodoo priestess is also believed to have told Jennifer to burn her 25,000GBP Vera Wang wedding dress to rid her of the demons that plagued her love life.
Gonzalez once said: “I am involved with Santeria and, yes, I am friends with Jennifer Lopez, but I cannot discuss my relationship with Jennifer.”
The devil did not invent spirit possession. Jesus offers us oneness with Him. This is the kind of possession God has planned for fulfillment and happiness in our lives.
God created in us a mechanism whereby the Holy Spirit can communicate directly with each of us. This is a Biblical concept: “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” 1 Corinthians 3:16.
Satan always counterfeits every good thing, and in this case, he uses the very mechanisms to take control of man that God has provided for us to have complete possession by Him.
However, if one submits to the suggestions of an evil spirit, possession by that evil spirit will take place. It is reasonable to think that the mechanism, designed by God for communication with the Holy Spirit, may be taken over by evil spirits.
William Sargant, a British psychiatrist, studied extensively the work of witch doctors, voodoo priests, and faith healers. He compared their methods with hypnotic trances and rock music festivals. Specifically, attention is diverted and fatigue sets in. Eager anticipation and high expectation of ecstasy also playa role.
Having established that spirit possession does take place, the possibility of the role of music in possession may be examined. Satan has always been highly involved with music, beginning in heaven. “Satan had led the heavenly choir.” This suggests that Satan is the most intelligent being regarding music in our world. He knows how to make the best use of it to achieve his ends. He does things with music that seem strange and even impossible.
The search for the use of music in devil possession resulted in finding two main avenues. One is the use of beats in music to call the spirits or gods. The other is the altered state of consciousness.
Much has been said and written by many people about the harmfulness of the beats in rock music. One of the most important reasons it is harmful is because it calls the demons. This use of music goes way back in African history. It is also found in Indian history. The author has, in her possession, tapes of songs to the oldest known, original gods of India. These come from Tamil in the southern part of India and go back to the early time of Indian history. From these countries, and particularly from Africa, the music and religion spread in the world because of the dispersion of people in slavery.
Even though slaves, people preserved their loyalty to their religion through whatever means they could. There are three main religions which are still extant which grew out of this dispersion. In Haiti, it is called Voodoo. In Cuba, it is called Santeria, and in Brazil, it is called Condomble. In each of these religions, as in African and Indian religions specific rhythms are used to call specific gods. This is the purpose of the rituals performed. Drums are played, there is dancing.
A certain rhythm is played, depending on which god is desired, and that god comes and possesses individuals. The same exact rhythms are used in each of the three religions named above, in African and Indian music, in rock music and in music used in meetings of faith healers.
The story is told of a family where the husband liked very much to listen to Christian music radio stations (country gospel and contemporary Christian). His wife, however, did not appreciate this music, so she banned her husband with the music to a bedroom with a closed door. As time went on, strange things occurred in their house. There were odd noises, and things moved unexpectedly. When she learned that the beat in rock music calls the demons, she said, “That is the answer. My husband’s music is calling the spirits into our house.”
So they determined to stop the music, and immediately the strange occurrences also stopped. They did not know that they were calling gods into their house.
Music is a necessary part of the rituals, a primary purpose of which is to accomplish a state of possession by one or more of the gods.
The role of the drums is to call the gods and thus bring on spirit possession, which is the ultimate purpose of most rituals. Drums are usually played in a battery of three. The largest drum is played by the master drummer and is the most important, because it is specific in spirit possession. Specific rhythms correspond to specific gods.
It is the rhythm identified with each god that is a primary instrument in summoning him and no worship of the gods is possible without the rhythms that call and speak for the god. (See Harold Courlander, A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore, Crown Publishers, Inc., NY, 1976.)
The drums have the primary religious function of calling the gods, and thus of bringing on spirit possession. (See G. Behague, “Patterns of Candomble Music Performance: an Afro- Brazilian Religious Setting,” Performance Practice Ethno-musicological Perspectives, Greenwood Press, CT, 1984, 231.)
In all of these religions we find a spirit possession, which is echoed, primarily through the beat of the music, in rock music, in faith healing, and in churches of all persuasions through Christian rock music, contemporary Christian music, and country gospel. The devil has done a good job of infiltrating our culture, including our Christian culture, with spirit possession, which may be very real, even though people do not realize that it is happening to them.
The other main stream technique, in which the devil uses music to bring about spirit possession, is that of the altered state of consciousness. “Thoughts naturally flit across the mind, and considering an idea generally brings up related thoughts.
Occultists teach that, by visualization and concentration, this natural flow of thoughts can be interrupted. As this occurs, subjects slip into an altered state of consciousness which we have identified as the corridor of the mind.” Wade, op. cit., 74,75. This is called by various names such as illumination, enlightenment, trance, tuning in, and hypnotism. Wade further states: “Any type of concentration on sensual stimulation may alter consciousness. Music with a strong rhythm, or concentration on the relaxation of different parts of the body, can induce it. The apparently innocent concentration on a mental image of Jesus standing in your favorite spot can bring the same effect.” Ibid.
Before proceeding, it is important to understand the ways in which music facilitates an altered state of consciousness. One important element of the process is called entrainment. In 1665, the Dutch scientist Huygens noticed that if two clocks were placed next to each other, they would soon begin ticking synchronously and so was discovered the Law of Entrainment. Rhythms in close proximity will entrain. Because of entrainment, music is often used beneficially to control heart rate and other rhythms in the body. Since this is true, it is also possible to use the rhythm of sound to control the rhythm of brainwaves. Neuro-chemical cortical brain activity may be measured. A set of descriptors has been developed and identified as Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta.
Beta is predominantly present when the individual is attending to a task, particularly such a task as mathematics. This is also the state of the brain during critical thinking. When Alpha is predominant, the individual is in a relaxed state. There are some claims that hypnotism takes place in higher levels of Alpha. One description is alert relaxation. The Theta condition is extremely relaxed. Meditation conditions could take place here. Lower levels might include approaching sleep. Delta is the sleep condition. It is an extremely low level of brain activity.
Neurons are constantly firing at various rates all over the brain, but one of these levels may be predominant at any given time under given circumstances. Brain waves are vibrations measured in Hertz (Hz), or cycles per second.
Music is also vibration, which is measured in cycles per second or Hertz, which determines frequency or pitch.
Another element, which the devil employs in his arsenal, is that of difference tones. This is a phenomena commonly explained in psychology of music texts whereby a phantom tone is heard. Under certain conditions, when two tones are sounded simultaneously, a tone equal to the difference in Hz (cycles per seconds) between the two tones may be heard even though it is not being played. If tones of 100 Hz and 106 Hz were sounded, a phantom tone of 6 Hz might be heard. Or if a C and a G above it were played simultaneously, the C an octave lower might be heard.
To combine these three (entrainment, difference tones and brainwaves), consider the following: notes producing difference tones of very low or small frequency could be played and embedded just below the audible sound of the music. When the listener hears the music the embedded difference tones (although inaudible to him) will entrain with the listener’s brainwaves, thus controlling them or causing them to match the difference tones. Without realizing what is happening to him, the listener’s brain waves may be led to an Alpha, Theta, or Delta state according to the whim of the controller. Some believe that the devil has been using techniques such as these since the beginning of the world and is still using them.
It has been suggested that control by the use of musical effects was used by the Sumerians: “The Sumerians ruled that land [Babylon] from about 3500 BC to 2000 BC when hegemony [leadership] then passed to the Semitic Babylonians who took over their culture. . . . That culture included cuneiform writing, a sexagesimal system of mathematics (based on 60 instead of 10), a pantheon of deities, a considerable literature, and a fund of musical instruments important enough to be classed among the divine principles. . . . And it is the Babylonian development of the greatest system of musical ritual in any ancient religion which makes it imperative that we not neglect possible associations between her mathematics, her music, and her religion.” Ernest McClain, The Myth of lnvariance, the Origin if the Gods, Mathematics and Music From the Rg Veda to Plata, Nicholas-Hays, Inc., York Beach, MA, 1984, 130, 131.
In ancient Babylon, there is the example of instruments used to signal the people to worship the golden image. “That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up.” Daniel 3:5. It seems reasonable to think that the instruments served more of a purpose than just a signal.
“The ancients knew how to use music to elicit a mystical experience. . .. Everything remains on the level of the emotions and the nervous system. Even today, thanks to the media, we can witness the effect of music on the masses. Singers and musicians exercise tremendous power over crowds of adoring fans. We no longer need lyrics or a coherent message to convince others. The phenomenon has even invaded religious communities. In reaction to the cerebral frigidity of traditional services, certain denominations have fallen into the other extreme. They spoon-feed and wash down the message by the continuous purring of background music. Believers, transported by the spirit, shout and cry out in delirious enthusiasm.
Such an approach considers reflection unnecessary and outdated. It only smiles at absolute judgments. This episode in the book of Daniel warns us against a strictly emotional religion. Emotions can be a part of the religious experience only when united with reflection and thought. Adoration must involve the whole being, and to neglect one aspect could lead to bowing before an idol. Likewise, in the plain of Dura, the preachers of Babel do not waste time in dry demonstrations or arguments. Music suffices to trigger adoration, and its adherents live strictly in the present. Several times the passage explicitly stresses the dimension of the present.” Jaccques B. Doukhan, Secrets of Daniel, Review and Herald Publishing, Hagerstown, MD, 2000, 48, 49.
A large part of goddess worship was the use of the hand drum to call the spirits. Tibetan bells, or Tin-Ssha’s, have been used in Buddhist meditation practice for many centuries. The two bells, which are rung together, are slightly out of tune with each other. The difference tones between them lie somewhere between four and eight cycles per second. This is exactly in the range of the brain waves created during meditation and helps shift the brain to these frequencies. Tibetan bells are experiencing popularity in western culture at the present time. (See Don Campbell, Music Physician for Times to Come, Quest Books, Wheaton, IL, 1991, 228, 229.)
All this leads to the present. Twentieth-century people discovered an ancient usage of difference tones and entrainment and successfully used them to produce an altered state of consciousness.
A man named Monroe first discovered the use of specific frequencies to entrain the brain. He discovered that certain frequencies, which were in the same spectrum as brain waves, could produce entrainment of brain waves. These are too low for the human ear to hear, but by using higher sounds he could produce difference tones. “If the frequencies of two sound sources are applied separately, one to each ear, an Abinaural beat frequency is created. As explained above this is not an actual sound, but only a frequency difference between two actual sounds. The sound is heard within the brain itself, the binaural beat frequency is created by both brain hemispheres working simultaneously. The entrainment or frequency following response did not take place only in the area of the brain responsible for hearing, or only in the left or right hemispheres: the entire brain resonated, the waveforms of both hemispheres becoming identical in frequency, . . .” thus achieving an altered state of consciousness. Campbell, op. cit.
Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.