Spirit Communication and Possession – Part 3

By: Dave Hunt; ©2001
Dave Hunt gives examples of the teaching given through genuine spirit contact, and outlines the explanations given for this phenomenon.

Spirit Communication and Possession—Part 3

A Monotonous Echo from Eden

When genuine contact is made with the spirit realm, the communications that come through are inevitably anti-Christian. The “God” of the channeled materials contradicts God’s Word and even holds God up to ridicule. One of the boldest, latest, and most popu­lar examples is found in Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, which Neale Donald Walsch claims just “happened” to him and is “God’s latest word on things.” [1] In an obvious put-down of Jesus, this “God” says:

There was once… a new soul… anxious for experience. “I am the light,” it said. “I am the light….” Every soul was grand … and every soul shone with the brilliance of My awesome light. And so the little soul in question was as a candle in the sun. [2]

The blasphemy continues with this “little soul” coming to earth to discover its true self. Like Buddha and many others, Jesus eventually “attained mastery…. What Jesus did… is the path of the Buddha, the way of Krishna, the walk of every Master who has appeared on the plane…. So who said Jesus was perfect?” [3] Yet we’re born as gods and goddesses and there is neither sin nor judgment. [4] There are no morals; God has no opinions and makes no judgments; we are free to do whatever makes us feel good. [5] It is all very com­forting to those who, like Phil Jackson, want to justify their rejection of the Christ of the Bible and replace Him with “another Jesus” (2 Corinthians 11:4) and “another gospel” (Galatians 1:6,7).

This “God” (who claims to be the author of A Course in Miracles) [6] also tells Walsch that Satan and demons are nonexistent: “You have created in your mythology the being you call ‘devil.’ You have even imagined a God at war with this being…. Of course, a real devil does not exist….” [7] Of course “God” says we are all evolving through many lifetimes ever higher to oneness with God. Walsch has been on earth during many life-times and may have as many chances to do it over again and again as he wants or needs. [8] “God” says:

This “be Who You Really Are” business… [is] the most challenging thing you’ll ever do…. You may never get there. Few people do. Not in one lifetime. Not in many….
You are immortal. You never do die. You simply change form. [Concerning Adam and Eve,] there were more than two. [Life] evolved over billions of years… the evolutionists are right…!
Using psychic ability is nothing more than using your sixth sense… not trafficking with the devil…. there is no devil…. Each to his own without judgment. [9]

It is the amazing unity of the channeled material and the fact that its basic message consistently reflects the four lies of the serpent in the Garden that both proves its reality and identifies its source. Enlightenment involves recognizing the illusion of our daily entranced experience and awakening to the true reality lying behind it. [10] Jean Houston declares:

These [channeled] “entities” as we call them—are essentially “goddings” of the depth of the psyche. They are personae of the self that take on acceptable form so that we can have relationship and thus dialogue. [11]

Goddings of the depth of the psyche so we can dialogue with ourselves? Jean can’t even tell us what that means! How much more reasonable to accept the evidence that demonic entities are deceiving mankind.

How Spirit Communication Works

We have already quoted Nobel-Prize-winning brain researcher Sir John Eccles that the existence of “consciousness or mind… is not reconcilable with the natural laws as at present understood.” [12] According to Eccles’ fascinating research, the mind cannot be part of the physical universe (including the brain) but is nonphysical/spiritual and uses the brain to operate the body. Eccles calls the brain “a machine that a ghost can operate.” Normally one’s own spirit is the “ghost” that operates the brain-but under the right circumstances another “ghost” might take over. This possibility must be taken into account in our investi­gation of the occult.

If our minds are independent of our bodies and could therefore survive the death of the body, then, as Robert Jastrow argues, there could be other minds out there without bodies. And if the hypnotist’s mind can control a subject, another mind could do that also and perhaps interfere with the hypnotherapy process used by so many therapists today. Such “ghosts” could introduce into the patient’s brain false memories or other delusions, even of having lived a previous life. The consistent theme of channeled material argues persua­sively that all of it is being inspired by the same “ghosts.”

Here we are confronted with a form of “possession.” Of course, a more benign form of this “possession” could be the very inspiration attributed to the muse in the past and still experienced by musicians, artists, scientists, and other creative persons today In his clas­sic work on channeling, Jon Klimo points this out:

The argument is that mind operates brain (and the rest of the body) at all times in a basically psychokinetic manner….
Yet, the argument goes, if your own mind can affect your own brain, then the similar nonphysical nature of another mind might also be able to affect your brain, giving rise to your hearing a voice, seeing a vision, or having the other mind speak or write by controlling your body the same way you normally control your own body. [13]

That these entities can “take over” has been demonstrated countless times. So has Christ’s ability to deliver those possessed. A Transcendental Meditation [TM] instructor sent to a South American country to inaugurate TM there began to see “Satan” every time she looked at the picture of TM’s founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Attempting suicide, she was confined to an insane asylum, where Christ rescued her.

After being initiated into yoga by Swami Rama (one of the prize subjects of biofeedback research at the Menninger Clinic), a Chicago housewife was tormented by psychic visita­tions from Swami and committed to a hospital psychiatric ward. There she was led to Christ and delivered.

Using the Silva Method techniques that she had been taught, a schoolteacher visual­ized her mentally handicapped pupils improving. She was commended for the remarkable results. Then one night her brother received a frantic call at about 2 A.M.: “My God, George! Something’s in my apartment—something evil—and it’s after me! Please come and help me!”

These and many similar cases can only be explained as an invasion of the person by evil entities. In each case that invasion resulted from entering an altered state of conscious­ness through forms of hypnosis and Eastern meditation. In spite of the testimony of countless persons who have been terrorized, driven insane, and even driven to suicide by these entities, John Lilly denies their reality. Of the evil entities which he acknowledges one meets in altered states, he declares:

You can meet up with entities there that you feel are going to eat or absorb you. Well, this turns out to be nonsense. This is your projection… the evil in you. Evil is what you project. [14]

Many refuse to accept the existence of Satan and demons in spite of the evidence. Parapsychologist Loyd Auerbach writes: “To set the record a bit straighter, let me say that the only demons we, as scientists, deal with are one’s own ‘demons’ that may be conjured up by the subconscious and the imagination.” [15]

Auerbach is mistaken in calling himself and his fellow psychologists “scientists.” Psy­chology is not a science. Furthermore, science has nothing to say about spirits. Neverthe­less, his sweeping statement is believed by multitudes. With a healthy fear of evil spirits neatly debunked by psychologists, occult experimentation becomes enticing. “Demons” are merely fragments of one’s own personality. All that is needed is to accept the new under­standing.


  1. Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1996), Introduction.
  2. Ibid., pp. 33-34.
  3. Ibid., pp. 33-34, 78,86, 192.
  4. Ibid., pp. 85-86, 89.
  5. Ibid., pp. 108-09.
  6. Ibid., p. 90.
  7. Ibid., pp. 14, 85.
  8. Ibid., p. 149.
  9. Ibid., pp. 148, 193-95, 205-06.
  10. Ibid., pp. 151, 215, etc.
  11. Ibid., p. 217.
  12. Sir John Eccles with Daniel N. Robinson, The Wonder of Being Human—Our Brain and Our Mind (New Science Library, 1985), p. 37.
  13. John Klimo, Channeling: Investigations on Receiving Information from Paranormal Sources (Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc., 1987), p. 249.
  14. MAGICAL BLEND: A Transformative Journal, Issue 17,1987, p. 9.
  15. Loyd Auerbach, ESP, Hauntings and Poltergeists: A Parapsychologist’s Handbook (Warner Books, 1986), p. 218.

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