THE BLOOD OF JESUS CLEANSES YOU FROM ALL SIN AND GUILT (1 JOHN 1:7).
JESUS IS THE DELIVERER!!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. HOW TO KEEP FROM BEING MANIPULATED BY THE PEOPLE
YOU MINISTER TO - Witch's
Brew in the Pew and Pulpit
2. WHAT IS WITCHCRAFT?
3. THE JEZEBEL SPIRIT
4. THE ROOT OF WITCHCRAFT
5. TWENTY-FIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF WITCHCRAFT
6. VIPERS IN THE VINEYARD
7. ARE YOU A QUESTION OR A STATEMENT?
2. ASIAN RELIGIONS
1. SIMILARITIES BETWEEN RELIGIONS OF ASIA
3. COUNTRIES OF ASIA
4. RELIGIONS OF ASIA
6. EASTERN RELIGIONS
7. EASTERN MYSTICISM
8. UNIVERSITY COURSES
6. Lotus Sutra
8. Transcendental meditation
11. Various practices
10. VEDANTA HINDUISM
11. HARE KRISHNA
2. Ancestor Worship
16. ZEN BUDDHISM
17. NICHIREN SHOSHU BUDDHISM
18. TIBETAN / TANTRIC BUDDHISM
19. I CHING
23. GENERAL LIST OF DEMONS
3. CHANGE YOUR BRAIN - CHANGE YOUR LIFE
2. FIVE OF THE BRAIN SYSTEMS
3. PROBLEMS IN THE DEEP LIMBIC SYSTEM
1. Deep Limbic Checklist
4. PROBLEMS IN THE BASAL GANGLIA SYSTEM
1. Basal Ganglia Checklist
5. PROBLEMS WITH THE PREFRONTAL CORTEX
1. Prefrontal Cortex Checklist
6. PROBLEMS IN THE CINGULATE SYSTEM
1. Cingulate System Checklist
7. PROBLEMS WITH THE DOMINANT (USUALLY LEFT) TEMPORAL LOBE
8. PROBLEMS WITH THE NONDOMINANT (USUALLY RIGHT) TEMPORAL LOBE
9. PROBLEMS WITH EITHER OR BOTH TEMPORAL LOBES
1. Temporal Lobe Checklist
10. THE DARK SIDE
11. BRAIN POLLUTION
12. THE MISSING LINKS
3. Significant Negative Effects
HOW TO KEEP FROM BEING MANIPULATED
BY THE PEOPLE YOU MINISTER TO
Witch's Brew in the Pew and Pulpit
1. This lesson is about how to keep from being manipulated by the people you
minister to, and how not to manipulate the people in the congregation.
2. It works both ways: pulpit to pew, and pew to pulpit.
WHAT IS WITCHCRAFT?
1. Is someone practicing witchcraft on you?
1. O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the
truth? (Gal. 3:1).
2. Jezebel Introduced
1. She controlled her weak husband by the spirit of witchcraft, and by
controlling King Ahab, she was able to exert immeasurable control over Israel.
2. See also Rev. 2:18-29 for God's reproof.
3. Witchcraft Defined
1. Witchcraft comes from the original word kashaph which means to whisper a
spell, speak a curse, or practice magic.
2. Witchcraft can be separated into two divisions: white and black.
3. White witchcraft refers to the delusion some witches are under as they
believe they are using Satan's power to affect mankind for good.
4. Black witches understand that their sorceries, spells and incantations
are intended to bring evil on the objects of their bewitchments.
4. The Brew Principal
1. One thing leaders should understand is that you can have a witch's brew
in the pew without having the witch present.
5. Identifying the Brew
1. Excessive Control - This is obvious when an individual attempts to
exercise too much authority over others, holding them back to an extreme degree
and keeping them down beyond reason.
2. Manipulation - This occurs when one person changes the function of
another for their own purpose or advantage by treating that person unfairly or
3. Threats - Witchcraft spirits issue statements of possible harm or evil.
4. Violations of Rules - This can best be summed up by the term law breaker.
5. Refusal to Submit to Authority - One of the characteristics of the
Wilderness Generation was rebellion.
6. How do you stack up? What manner of spirit are you (Luke 9:55)?
THE JEZEBEL SPIRIT
1. Witchcraft always challenges governmental authority.
2. The Jezebel Brew
1. What could change Elijah? A witch's brew, that's what!
3. The Brew and You: Let me ask you some more questions:
1. Are you going through great times of discouragement?
2. Are you bound by a terrible fear?
3. Are you seeing terrible things happen all around you?
4. Have you felt your confidence in God shaken to the core of your being?
5. If it affected Elijah, what will it do to you (James 5:17).
6. You are are not warring against flesh and blood (Eph. 6:12).
THE ROOT OF WITCHCRAFT
1. The Brew of Rebellion
1. Witchcraft is the unlawful art of imposing one's will over another.
2. The Cain Brew
1. Witchcraft began to work through Cain because he became very jealous of
his brother Abel. He killed the one who was put in authority over him by God.
2. The witch's brew has spread these lies to the body of Christ for the
purpose of breaking down the faith, trust and confidence in the hearts of God's
people toward the men and women of God.
3. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work
3. The root of witchcraft is rebellion against spiritual authority.
TWENTY-FIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF WITCHCRAFT
1. Witchcraft works through rebellion against authority and refuses to submit
to God's designated authority over the earth. In Mark Chapter 1, we find an
occasion where an unclean spirit operated through a man right in the middle of
a worship service.
2. Witchcraft not only fosters disobedience to authority in others, but also
seeks after gifts instead of the Giver.
3. Witchcraft finds fault in pastors, church leaders and church policies in
order to cause some to take up offenses among the brethren. Proverbs 6:19
teaches us that one of the seven especially detestable sins in the Lord's eyes
is: he that soweth discord among brethren.
4. Witchcraft agrees with disenchanted church members instead of defending
church authority. We are obligated to take a stand for what we believe.
5. The witch's brew questions, undermines and, finally, judges authority. What
do I mean by passing judgment? Here are some examples:
1. I am leaving the church because the pastors are just too busy.
2. I don't feel love in this church anymore.
3. I am going to go to some other church where people are heard.
4. I don't believe the pastor has the right to tell me what to do.
5. I don't like the pastor's new policy.
6. Witchcraft suggests misappropriation of church funds. For the love of money
is the root of all evil (I Tim. 6:10).
7. Witchcraft can work through women, through wives' manipulation of husbands
or through marital relations or social favors. The Bible says that a married
person's body is not his or her own (1 Cor. 7:4).
8. Witchcraft rebels against the parental authority. God said, Honor thy father
and thy mother (Exod. 20:12).
9. Witchcraft promotes a mixed spirit in the church. Jesus said for us to be
either hot or cold because if we are lukewarm, He will spew us out of His mouth
10. Witchcraft defends family members above authority. A few children are such
skillful manipulators that they can always make the parent believe it was
somebody else's fault.
11. Witchcraft tries to use money to control what is preached from the pulpit.
God is your source and supply (Phil. 4:19).
12. Witchcraft retaliates through punishment. A witch's brew will many times
leave you where there is no answer.
13. Witchcraft gives ultimatums to authority. Do not let that witch's brew come
14. Witchcraft tries to destroy the anointing through sex violations.
15. Witchcraft uses the supernatural to infiltrate spirits into the church. The
Bible teaches that God will not let anything happen unless He first tells His
prophets (Amos 3:7).
16. Witchcraft uses artifacts and plants them on property for purposes of
having powerful spirits fight against specific goals.
17. Witchcraft gets properties and finances all tied up. Child of God, I am
telling you, there could be a witch's brew being practiced on you.
18. Witchcraft violates balance with severe mood swings.
19. Witchcraft gives directional prophecy without submitting to the
governmental authority of the local church. The Bible teaches us not to lay
hands suddenly on any man (1 Tim. 5:22).
20. Witchcraft uses prophecy to control, manipulate or impose its will on other
people. Your money perish with thee because thou hast thought that the gift of
God may be purchased with money (Acts 8:20).
21. Witchcraft tries to make people more loyal to race, gender and causes than
to the Word of God.
22. Witchcraft constantly looks for discrimination in the church to talk among
the saints and cause division.
23. Witchcraft instigates action for someone else to go ahead and say things or
do things on its behalf and then hides in the background as though totally
24. Witchcraft plants bad seeds through insinuations.
25. The witch's brew tries to suck the life out of the ministers of a church.
26. The Golden Keys of Deliverance from the Witch's Brew (Matt. 3:10)
1. Put light on the matter. And the light shineth in darkness; and the
darkness comprehended it not (John 1:5).
2. Rebuke it, if possible. Jesus had to rebuke Peter and say, Get thee
behind me, Satan (Mark 16:23).
3. Meditate on Psalm 35.
4. Raise up the prayer of agreement (Matt. 18:19).
5. Be quick to say to someone, I don't believe that or I don't receive
6. Bring insinuators / instigators to authority (Matt. 18:16).
7. Send curses back to where they came, then bless those that curse you
VIPERS IN THE VINEYARD
1. Dealing with Dangerous People
1. I am referring, of course, to people operating under the spirit of
2. Is there a snake setting you up with some of the following questions?
1. Hath God said?
2. Hath God told you?
3. Hath God called you?
4. Are you sure this is God?
5. Are you sure this is what God wants from you?
6. Are you sure? Are you sure? Are you sure?
7. You cannot procrastinate about dealing with snakes, i.e., dangerous
3. When the Devil is attempting to uproot you, recognize these tones:
1. Have you noticed your mate lately?
2. Hath God said?
3. She has put on about 35-40 pounds.
4. He is going bald as a cue ball.
5. All he wants to do is watch television.
6. All she does is spend time on the telephone.
7. Have you also noticed that attractive person over there?
8. Leave that church. You know, really, you have been there long enough.
9. You know the pastor's stories better than he knows them.
10. Wouldn't it be more fun to go to another church where you could hear
fresh and new stories?
11. Have you noticed how the folks at the church ignore you?
12. That job, I'm telling you, I would not put up with that.
13. They talk to you like you are a dog.
14. They don't appreciate your work.
15. Maybe that's God's way of telling you it is time to leave that job.
16. Are you sure God really wants you to stay in this city?
17. The Devil is always trying to uproot and substitute!
18. You will never go further in God until you see yourself the way God sees
4. The Forked Tongued Devil
1. The Devil speaks to us in two ways. The first way is that he speaks to us
in our minds.
2. The second way is that he speaks to us through people, dangerous people,
who knowingly or unknowingly are tools of the enemy.
5. Some Characteristics and Attacks of Vipers
1. When vipers meet, they are up to no good.
2. Vipers always justify their position.
3. Vipers are only concerned about themselves.
4. When vipers gather, it is always for the big setup.
5. Vipers misuse and abuse authority.
6. Vipers love to flatter with their lips. They will charm you. They say
1. What a nice person you are.
2. I am so glad God sent you to us.
3. The company has never operated better as when you arrived.
7. Vipers use spiritual things to deceive.
8. Vipers target leaders. When you start hearing flattering words like:
1. Oh, Brother, nobody preaches like you.
2. Oh, I have never felt an anointing like I feel.
3. Even when I think about you praying for me, my body shivers.
4. Nobody but you can do it.
9. Vipers charm their victims into a false sense of security.
10. Vipers get innocent people to do their dirty work.
6. What Do Vipers Want?
1. Your Birthright:
1. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and
lose his own soul (Mark 8:36)?
2. Your Integrity:
1. This is who you really are.
3. Your Calling and Originality:
1. God has you right where you are for a reason.
2. It has to do with your calling and your originality.
7. Ways to Help You Become the Victor
1. Tough love is a positive position.
2. Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded
you, that your days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with you on the
land which the Lord your God gives you (Deut. 5:16).
3. Mark and avoid known vipers.
1. Jesus rebuked Peter for allowing Satan to use him, but He did not
break fellowship with Peter for the single offense (Matt. 16:23).
4. Ask snakes questions instead of letting them question you.
1. When his agents, vipers, question you, you should reply with questions
2. Have you talked to them about this?
3. Have you cleared this with pastor?
4. Have you talked to God about this?
5. Do you think this is what Jesus wants you to do?
6. Let's go see that brother.
7. Let's go talk with that sister.
5. Keep snakes on their bellies. Upon thy belly shalt thou go (Gen. 3:14).
6. Put great value on free will, authority, conscience and submission.
1. You might reply with one of the following:
2. I do not believe what you are saying about that brother or sister.
3. This is a good church.
4. I am not going to get in this gossip session.
5. I do not receive that in the name of Jesus.
6. I will not think evil of my brother or sister.
7. Let your character stand up and take your stand!
ARE YOU A QUESTION OR A STATEMENT?
1. You Are to Make Statements
1. Every statement Adam made must have made God smile because He saw His son
doing the identical thing that He did: making statements.
2. The First Question
1. The Devil asked the first question! Yea hath God said (Gen. 3:1)?
2. When our first parents ate that fruit, they exchanged their statements
3. These are some examples of what are thought and spoken by some people:
1. What did I ever do to deserve this?
2. Why was I born this way?
3. Is there something wrong with me?
4. Why can't I be happy?
5. Why do the good die young?
6. Why am I going through this?
7. Why is my business not prospering when I am trying so hard?
8. Why do I go through this with my children?
9. Why is this thing held up so long when I have been waiting for it to come
in and it seems like it's never going to come in?
10. Questions, questions, questions! To get us into double-mindedness.
4. The Burning Bush: I AM THAT I AM. We find that it means three things:
1. God is reality.
2. God is existence.
3. God is life.
4. I AM REAL BECAUSE I AM REALITY. I EXIST BECAUSE I AM EXISTENCE. I AM LIFE
BECAUSE I LIVE.
5. God's Statement About You
1. There are many people who have no direction in their lives anymore. Why
are they lacking direction?
2. For one reason, because they have begun to move into the question side of
themselves instead of standing on the statement side of themselves.
6. The Red Sea
1. Have you noticed how the question side of man predominated over the
statement side of man when Israel reached the Red Sea?
7. Born Again to Make Statements
1. God wants us to get out of questions and into statements.
2. Every person who has been born-again has had to make a statement to this
3. Who do people say Jesus is ? Who do you say that Jesus is?
8. The Baptism of Jesus
1. Jesus made a statement to the world when He was baptized.
9. The Sons of Sceva
1. They made a statement but they didn't know who they were. They heard
about the Jesus and Paul.
2. Each of us must have that personal experience.
10. Are You Naked?
1. Anytime you do not know who God is in a statement form, but you only
know God in question form, then you will end up going down the highway
spiritually stripped and beaten.
2. I believe God is showing us something today, and it is not that the
power is not available, but that we have got to get a statement.
11. Make A Decision
1. Make a decision about who you are in life and especially the spiritual
12. Cain and Able
1. Cain means can I. Cain became a wandering question mark.
2. What is the New Age philosophy?
1. You are your own god.
2. Everybody is god.
3. We are all gods.
4. We are all connected to God.
5. All you need to do is listen to the god in you.
3. Abel made a statement with his sacrifice.
4. You can only be redeemed by a statement. When God asks you a question,
it's time for you to make a statement!
13. Prayer: Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, reveal Yourself to my life and
situation. Give me the statement I should make and I will speak it boldly. From
this day forward, I refuse to be bound by questions, but I say what God says
about me. In Jesus' Name I pray.
14. Statement: Jesus is the answer to my question! Jesus is the solution to my
problem. The battle is not mine but the battle is the Lord's! Devil, you are in
trouble! In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.
Witch's Brew in the Pew, Dr. Drew Rousse with David Alsobrook, Word of Faith
DELIVERANCE MINISTRY, P.O. Drawer 9380, New Iberia, LA 70562-9380
A S I A N R E L I G I O N S
SIMILARITIES BETWEEN RELIGIONS OF ASIA
There are many similarities between the Far Eastern Religions. This means that
there are many common demon names associated with these religions and their
practices. Hinduism seems to be the source for most of the practices.
I forgive my ancestors, descendents, and other people for any sin against me. I
forgive the people involved in false religions that have affected me. Please
forgive me for following false religions. I forgive myself for sins against my
body. In Jesus Name I pray.
COUNTRIES OF ASIA
I break the curses that came on me from the countries of India, Pakistan, Sri
Lanka (Ceylon), Afghanistan, Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Siam, Burma,
Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore, China (Mainland), China (Taiwan),
Tibet, Mongolia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, Papua
New Guinea, Brunei, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu,
Vanuatu, and Western Samoa.
RELIGIONS OF ASIA
I break the curses that came on me from Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism,
Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Animism, Tribal Religions, Taoism, Confucianism, Cao-
Dai, Shintoism, Ch'andogyo and Roman Catholicism.
I command the following spirits and their families to leave me now:
eastern philosophy and theology
ceremonies and rituals
Hinduism (One Eternal Religion of India)
karmic retribution and reincarnation
Hindu god Vishnu
god of the Gita
abstract monists, Vishnuites, Shivaites
complex social system
monism, pantheism, panentheism, animism, polytheism, henotheism, monotheism
karma and samsara
Rajneeshism (tantric yoga, nudity, free sex, psychospiritual therapies and
expanding and transforming personal consciousness
cosmic / unity consciousness
third eye (kundulini energy)
demonic slain in the spirit
spirits of the dead
The Origins of Salem Witchcraft
Tarot Card Workshops
Psychic Development and Techniques
Self-Awareness Through Self-Hypnosis
Mahayana Buddhism (The Greater Vehicle)
Zen, Tibetan / Tantric and Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism
atheistic, agnostic, polytheism, antitheistic
pantheists, polytheists, monotheists, agnostics, atheists
millions of gods
athara-veda (magical spells, incantations)
Upanishads (magic formulas)
Puranas (gods, goddesses, demons, ancestors, rituals, bhakti, caste, dharma,
Vishnu, Shiva (Lord Siva)
Durga (Divine Mother)
Trimutri (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva)
Hindu deities (Indra, Soma, Varuna, Mitra)
Agni (fire god)
Brahman (chief god)
Rama (avatar of Visnu)
Siva (The Destroyer) Shiva
Yogeshwara (Lord of Yoga)
vedic sun god
Matsya, the Fish
Kurma, the Tortoise
Varaha, the Boar
Vamana, the Dwarf
Narasimha, the Man-Lion
Krisna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu
Kalkin (avatar to come)
avatar (incarnations of gods)
deities / divinities
Trimurti (Brahma, Visnu / Vishnu and Siva / Shiva)
Brahman (All of Hinduism)
Maitreya (spirit entity)
goddess Kali (bloodthirsty deity)
Agni (Vedic god of altar fire)
Ganesa (god of prudence and wisdom)
Hanuman (monkey god)
Indra (Vdeic god of rain and thunder)
Lakshma (goddess of beauty and wealth)
Parvati (goddess consort of Shiva)
Sarasvati (goddess of learning, music and speech)
Soma (worshipped as a god)
Varuna (Hindu god)
yoga (physical, mental, spiritual)
gurus and swamis
New Age Movement
millions of Hindu gods
drink guru's urine
drink cow's urine
cow dung pills
eating feces, coitus of dead bodies, cannibalism, human sacrifice
Hindu goddesses and gods as mantras
paranormal psychic powers (siddhis)
siddhi (supernational psychic powers)
occult trance state
magic and occultism
gods, demons, bodhisattvas, giantesses, goblins, garudas (bird gods), great
serpents, and mythological creatures
Nagas (serpent gods), goblins, Gandharvas (half man - half bird creatures,
demons, Garudas, Kinnaras, great serpents, men and beings not human
transmigration of souls
death and rebirth
amoral, senseless and hopeless
gods of the Hindu pantheon
violent shaking, hallucinations, murderous impulses
flying into uncontrollable rages
trying to commit suicide
Hilarion (nonphysical source)
altered state (as do drugs, hypnosis, drumming, dancing, visualization and
Hindu occult meditation
yoga, religious exercise, philosophy, astral projection
Hatha Yoga (physical yoga)
Hindu religious philosophy
psychological encounter with death and rebirth
serpent power (Kundalini)
tremors, spasm and violent shaking and twisting
linga (male sex organ)
Sanskrit (language of the gods)
Chinese River Goddess (Qwan Yin) Goddess of Mercy
orgies and temple prostitution
sacrifices of human beings and animals
altered states of consciousness, ritual, psychic powers, spiritism
Buddha, Dharma and Sangha
yogan and meditation
Hindu seers and psychics
monistic and dualistic
psychic powers, spiritism, divination, magic and occult practices
shaman and lesser deities
spiritism, possession, occult powers
International Society of Krishna Consciousness
Lord Krishna (supreme Hindu deity)
temple idols (Hindu deities)
Vishnu Hinduism, Vishnu as God
worship of Shivas
gospel of Krishna
pantheistic, monotheistic, Lord Sri Krsna
Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism
transmigration of souls after death
worship of Zoroaster
Ahura-Mazda deity (wise lord)
drinking haoma (soma) hallucinogenic
Fire Temple (fire worship)
Vivedat (Venidad) magic spells
general psychic abilities
Hinduism and Islam
worship of Granth Sahib
culture, language, ritual and tradition
forced to accept religion
Samsara (cycle of rebirths)
bodhisattvas (worshiped as gods)
holy writings possess magical powers
reincarnation and karma
Bon religion (shamanism, witchcraft, magic, primitive nature worship, yoga,
clairvoyance, clairaudience, telepathy, psychometry
sex rituals, erotic love, sexual intercourse, blinding passion, sexual lust
magic, uttering spells to call up deities, supernatural powers
cultural, historic, ethnic and family loyalties
Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism
worship of relics of Buddha
Jodo, Jodo-Shin (Shin), Ch'an (Zen)
gongyo (worship ritual)
Mahayana (the great vehicle)
Amida Buddha (infinite light)
eastern philosophy and theology, karmic retribution and reincarnation, spirits
of the dead, mantra, magic and occultism, nirvana, death and rebirth, psychic
power, chanting, mediation, enlightenment, eastern religions, spells, martial
arts, judo, karate, worship of idols, atheistic, ritual worship, demons and
trances, divination, fortune telling, false religion
animism, chanting, eastern religions, shamanism, witchcraft, witch doctor,
atheistic, ritual worship, demons and trances, divination, fortune telling,
spirits of dead relatives, false religion, idol worship
Makyo (psychic phenomena)
pantheism (identifying deity with nature)
altered states of consciousness
Eastern gurus, enlightenment, hypnosis, mantras and mandalas, martial arts,
meditation, visualization, yoga
Theravada, Mahavanist and Hinayanist
Rinzai, Soto, Ummon, Ikyo and Hogen schools
martial arts of Judo, Karate and Kendo
philosophy of life and religion
monism, irrationalism, nihilism, pantheism, antiauthority, exclusivism
occult religion of Taoism and Mahayana Buddhism
chanting and occult powers
alternate reality and mental breakdown
Zen master's psychological dominance
Satori (physiological phenomena, trembling, tears, sweating, energy phenomena,
sorcery and idolatry, mystic gibberish, witch doctor, magic passes, Tanka idols
and images, incense, Kakuin
occult idolatry, demons, chanting, physical postures
magical and psychic powers, Buddhas and Bodhisattyas, Singon Buddhism
apparitions, illusory sensations
Makyo (phenomena, visions, hallucinations, fantasies, revelations, illusory
psychic centers and energies
nihilism and amoralism, antinomianism and licentiousness
mo-wong (demon king, mentally deranged)
idolatry, occultism, nihilism
chemical alteration of the brain, cosmic consciousness
irrationalism, denial of morality, mental collapse or other pathology
atheistic, ultimate despair
altered states of consciousness
self-intoxication, false security
iconoclasm, magical omnipotence
Zen Christians, mystical religion
NICHIREN SHOSHU BUDDHISM
worshipping the Gohonzon
Tendai, Zen and Shingon sects
Buddhist gods and demons
ritual worship (gongyo)
hypnotic or trance-like effect
Mystic Law (Myoho)
occult, shamanistic powers, ritual prayers to the dead, magical powers occult
sun and wind gods
demons and trances
magical and polytheistic
Nitten and Gatten (the sun and moon gods)
TIBETAN / TANTRIC BUDDHISM
Tibetan Buddhism (Lamaism)
occult aspects of Tibetan Buddhism
Vajrayana Buddhism (Tibetan Buddhism, Tantric Buddhism and Lamaism)
spiritistic and magical traditions
occult meditation and contact with Hindu deities
nontheistic and polythestic
Yin and Yang
scarified to Lao-tzu
yin and yang
gods and spirits
polytheism, demonolatry and practice of magic
ancestor worship of the spirits of the dead relatives
deceased ancestors exercise power over the living
sacrifice to Confucius
temples erected as shrines
Feng Shue (geomancy, divination)
Shinto (the way of the gods)
Kami (superior beings) sacred power
gods of nature
Ko-ji-ki and Nihon-gi (myth and legend)
pride and superiority
polytheistic, superstition, immorality
Kami Dama (the god shelf)
Shintai (object of worship)
Shinto Myth (divine origin)
GENERAL LIST OF DEMONS
false religion, idolatry, death, necromancy, ancestor worship, witchcraft,
shamism, animism, shrine to ancestors, tribal worship, rituals, sickness,
pride, ethnos worship, anti Christ
C H A N G E Y O U R B R A I N
C H A N G E Y O U R L I F E
The author, Daniel G. Amen, M.D., went to medical school at Oral Roberts
University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. That Christian school was established by Oral
Roberts to combine the practice of medicine with the practice of prayer for
divine healing in the Name of Jesus Christ.
This book was reviewed to see how it could be used for emotional
healing with the practice of deliverance from a Christian standpoint. Healing
and deliverance go hand-in-hand. I highly recommend it for purchase to use as a
Christian reference to better understand how to minister to those who have
these problems. The comments highlighted were added by me.
FIVE OF THE BRAIN SYSTEMS
The following are five of the brain systems that are most intimately involved
with our behavior; listed are some key problems of each system:
Deep Limbic System: moodiness, negativity.
Basal Ganglia: fearfulness, conflict avoidance, nervousness, anxiety, panic.
Prefrontal Cortex: bad decisions, attention span.
Cingulate (sing-u-lat): rigidity, overfocused, getting stuck, worry.
Temporal Lobes: temper flare-ups, rapid mood shifts.
Possible Diagnoses: head trauma, dementia, strokes, seizures,
the impact of
drug abuse on brain function, and aggressive behavior and mood disorders that
are not typical or responsive.
Pseudodementia (depression masquerading as dementia) can cause
a person to
appear demented (i.e., having a demon). Dementia can be described variously as
madness, insanity, mad, out of one's mind, impairment or loss of mental powers,
melancholia, withdrawal, hallucinations, delusions, mental unsoundness, devoid
of reason, etc. (Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary Unabridged).
The same problems often run in families (i.e., ancestral curses).
PROBLEMS IN THE DEEP LIMBIC SYSTEM
Moodiness, irritability; depression; increased negative thinking; negative
perception of events; decreased motivation; flood of negative emotions;
appetite and sleep problems; decreased or increased sexual responsiveness; and
Deep Limbic Checklist
Feelings of sadness; moodiness; negativity; low energy; irritability; decreased
interest in others; feelings of hopelessness about the future; feelings of
helplessness or powerlessness; feeling dissatisfied or bored; excessive guilt;
suicidal feelings; crying; lowered interest in things usually considered fun;
sleep changes (too much or too little); appetite changes (too much or too
little); low self-esteem; decreased interest in sex; negative sensitivity to
smells / odors; forgetfulness; and poor concentration.
PROBLEMS WITH THE BASAL GANGLIA SYSTEM
Anxiety, nervousness; panic attacks; physical sensations of anxiety; tendency
to predict the worst; conflict avoidance; Tourette's syndrometics; muscle
tension, soreness; tremors; fine motor problems; headaches; and low / excessive
Basal Ganglia Checklist
Feelings of nervousness or anxiety; panic attacks; symptoms of heightened
muscle tension (headaches, sore muscles, hand tremor); periods of heart
pounding, rapid heart rate or chest pain; periods of trouble breathing or
feeling smothered; periods of feeling dizzy, faint or unsteady on your feet;
periods of nausea or abdominal upset; periods of sweating, hot or cold flashes,
cold hands; tendency to predict the worst; fear of dying or doing something
crazy; avoidance of public places for fear of having an anxiety attack;
conflict avoidance; excessive fear of being judged or scrutinized by others;
persistent phobias; low motivation; excessive motivation; tics; poor
handwriting; quick startle reaction; tendency to freeze in anxiety-provoking
situations; excessive worry about what others think; shyness or timidity; and
low threshold of embarrassment.
PROBLEMS WITH THE PREFRONTAL CORTEX
Short attention span; distractibility; lack of perseverance; impulse control
problems; hyperactivity; chronic lateness; poor time management;
disorganization; procrastination; unavailability of emotions; misperceptions;
poor judgment; trouble learning from experience; short-term memory problems;
and social and test anxiety.
Prefrontal Cortex Checklist
Inability to give close attention to details or avoid careless mistakes;
trouble sustaining attention in routine situations (homework, chores,
paperwork, etc.); trouble listening; inability to finish things, poor follow-
through; poor organization of time or space; distractibility; poor planning
skills; lack of clear goals or forward thinking; difficulty expressing
feelings; difficulty expressing empathy for others; excessive daydreaming;
boredom; apathy of lack of motivation; lethargy; a feeling of spaciness or
being "in a fog"; restlessness or trouble sitting still; difficulty remaining
seated in situations where remaining seated is expected; conflict seeking;
talking too much or too little; blurting out of answers before questions have
been completed; difficulty awaiting turn; interruption of or intrusion on
others (e.g., butting into conversations or games); impulsivity (saying or
doing things without thinking first); and trouble learning from experience;
tendency to make repetitive mistakes.
PROBLEMS WITH THE CINGULATE SYSTEM
Worrying; holding on to hurts from the past; getting stuck on thoughts
(obsessions); getting stuck on behaviors (compulsions); oppositional behavior;
argumentativeness; uncooperativeness, tendency to say no automatically;
addictive behaviors (alcohol or drug abuse, eating disorders); chronic pain;
cognitive inflexibility; obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); OCD spectrum
disorders; eating disorders; and road rage.
Cingulate System Checklist
Excessive or senseless worrying; being upset when things do not go your way;
being upset when things are out of place; tendency to be oppositional or
argumentative; tendency to have repetitive negative thoughts; tendency toward
compulsive behaviors; intense dislike of change; tendency to hold grudges;
trouble shifting attention from subject to subject; trouble shifting behavior
from task to task; difficulties seeing options in situations; tendency to hold
on to own opinion and not listen to others; tendency to get locked into a
course of action, whether or not it is good; being very upset unless things are
done a certain way; perception by others that you worry too much; tendency to
say no without first thinking about question; and tendency to predict negative
PROBLEMS WITH THE DOMINANT (USUALLY LEFT) TEMPORAL LOBE
Aggression, internally or externally directed; dark or violent thoughts;
sensitivity to slights, mild paranoia; word-finding problems; auditory
processing problems; reading difficulties; and emotional instability.
PROBLEMS WITH THE NONDOMINANT (USUALLY RIGHT) TEMPORAL LOBE
Difficulty recognizing facial expression; difficulty decoding vocal intonation;
and implicated in social-skill struggles.
PROBLEMS WITH EITHER OR BOTH TEMPORAL LOBES
Memory problems, amnesia; headaches or abdominal pain without a clear
explanation; anxiety or fear for no particular reason; abnormal sensory
perceptions, visual or auditory distortions; feeling of deja vu (feelings of
being somewhere you have never been) or jamais vu (not recalling a familiar
place or person); periods of spaciness or confusion; religious or moral
preoccupation; hupergraphia, excessive writing; and seizures.
Temporal Lobe Checklist
Short fuse or periods of extreme irritability; periods of rage with little
provocation; frequent misinterpretation of comments as negative when they are
not; irritability that ends to build, then explodes, then recedes; person often
feels tired after a rage; periods of spaciness or confusion; periods of panic
and/or fear for no specific reason; visual or auditory changes, such as seeing
shadows or hearing muffled sounds; frequent periods of deja vu or jamais vu;
sensitivity or mild paranoia; headaches or abdominal pain of uncertain origin;
history of a head injury or family history of violence or explosiveness; dark
thoughts, such as suicidal or homicidal thoughts; periods of forgetfulness;
memory problems; reading comprehension problems; and preoccupation with moral
or religious ideas.
THE DARK SIDE
The violent or aggressive person may have trouble thinking, getting stuck on
thoughts, have a short fuse or have anxiety and moodiness.
Caffeine: Heavy daily usage (more than three cups of coffee a day) is a problem
and need to be stopped in order to maintain a healthy brain.
Nicotine: If you want to have full access to your brain, don't smoke.
THE MISSING LINKS
1. Using drugs, especially alcohol, methamphetamines, cocaine, phencyclidine,
and anbolic steriods, may directly elicit aggressive behavior.
2. Drug or alcohol usage may impair executive function and increase the
likelihood of aggression.
3. Drugs or alcohol may be used as self-medication for underlying brain
problems involved in aggression.
4. Cingulate problems, in conjunction with prefrontal cortex and temporal lobe
problems, can exacerbate addictions and potentially violent situations.
5. Drug or alcohol usage may be involved in poor decision-making processes or
provocative behaviors that put a person in high-risk situations.
1. Depression can cause a person to feel distant, uninterested in sex,
irritable, unfocused, tired and negative. Unless the partners understand this
disorder, they often have severe relational problems. People who suffer from
depression have divorce rate six times higher than those who are not depressed.
2. Anxiety causes sufferers to feel tense, uptight, physically ill and
dependent, and to avoid conflict. Partners often misinterpret the anxiety as
physical symptoms as complaining or whining and do not take seriously the level
3. Obsessive or overfocus tendencies, as we have seen, cause rigid thinking
styles, oppositional or argumentative behavior, holding on to grudges and
chronic stress in relationships. Seeking help is essential to establishing a
new ability to relate effectively.
4. Prefrontal cortex problems, such as ADD, often sabotage relationships
because of the impulsive, restless and distractible behavior involved. Without
help there is a high degree of relational and family turmoil.
5. Temporal lobe problems may be associated with frequent attacks of rage,
angry outbursts. mood swings, hearing things wrong and low frustration
tolerance. I have seen these problems ruin otherwise good relationships.
1. Depression can cause people at work to be negative, unfocused, tired and
unmotivated, and to take things too personally or the wrong way. Such employees
may negatively affect others' morale and unknowlingly skew everyone's
perceptions at work so they see positive things in a bad light. Depressed
people have more sick days than people without depression.
2. People with anxiety are often tense, physically sick and conflict-avoidant.
Their level of anxiety often cause them to be dependent and require too much
supervision. Their anxiety tends to be contagious and those around them may
also begin predicting negative outcomes to situations. They can negatively
affect a work group and tend to be fearful rather than hopeful.
3. Obsessive or overfocus tendencies cause rigid thinking styles, and employers
or employees tend to be more irritable, oppositional or argumentative. They
often hold grudges and can be unforgiving, causing long-term workplace
4. Prefrontal cortex problems, such as ADD, cause many problems at work,
including chronic lateness, inefficiency, missing deadlines, impulsive decision
making and conflict-seeking behavior.
5. Temporal lobe problems often affect work. I am willing to bet that most
workplace violence is associated with temporal lobe disorders. More commonly,
temporal lobe problems are manifested at work by mood swings or unpredictable
behavior, low frustration tolerance, misperceptions, auditory processing
problems and memory problems. The anger, misperceptions, and mild paranoia can
wreak havoc in a work group.
Significant Negative Effects
1. Depression (limbic system) clouds a sense of accomplishment (even with
incredible accomplishment) and causes intense sadness and internal pain.
Depression is not the absence of feeling but rather the presence of painful
feelings. Depression is one of the most common precursors to drug abuse and
suicide. Depression often compromises immune system function, leaving people
more prone to illness.
2. The tension and panic associated with anxiety (often a result of basal
ganglia problems) can feel like torture. I have known many patients with panic
attacks who become suicidal in hope of escaping their fear. Anxiety is often
associated with physical tension and an increase in illness. Many anxious
people self-medicate by drinking alcohol, taking drugs, overeating, engaging in
inappropriate sex and other potentially addictive behaviors.
3. Overfocus (cingulate) issues cause repetitive thoughts and worries that are
often self-medicated with drugs or alcohol. Internal torture by constant worry
is common. When someone says one negative thing, they may hear it in their
minds five hundred times. They cannot get away from negative thoughts.
4. People with prefrontal cortex issues, such as ADD, often feel a tremendous
sense of underachievement, repetitive failure, and low self-esteem. People with
prefrontal cortex issues may use internal problems for self-stimulation and be
chronically upset. The stress associated with these problems is often
accompanied by increased illness.
5.Temporal lobe problems can wreak internal havoc. The internal violent mood
swings and thoughts often torment the soul. Unpredictable behavior, low
frustration tolerance, misperceptions, and memory problems are often associated
with an internal sense of damage. Anger often alienates others and loneliness
Stimulants: Adderall, Ritalin, Dexedrine, Dextrostat, Desoxyn, Cylert.
Antidepressants: Norpramin, Tofranil, Wellbutrin, Elavil, Pamelor, Sinequan,
Antiobessives: Prozac, Anafranil, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Effexor, Remeron,
Anticonvulsants: Tegretol, Depakene, Depakote, Neurontin, Lamictal, Dilantin.
Blood Pressure: Catapres, Tenex, Inderal.
R E F E R E N C E S
The Spirit Of Truth And The Spirit Of Error - World Religions
- The Truths Of
Christianity Compared To: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism And Primitive
Religion by Steven Cory, The Moody Bible Institute
Hinduism, TM & Hare Krishna by J. Isamu Yamamoto, Zondervan Publishing House
Every Wind Of Doctrine by Hobart Freeman, Faith Ministries & Publications,
Texe Marrs Book Of New Age Cults & Religions - The Newest Information Revealed
And Explained, Living Truth Publishers
Occult Invasion - The Subtle Seduction Of The World And Church by Dave Hunt,
Harvest House Publishers
Encyclopedia Of Cults And New Religions - Jehovah's Witnesses - Mormonism -
Mind Sciences - Baha'i - Zen - Unitarianism by John Ankerberg & John Weldon,
Harvest House Publishers
Handbook Of Today's Religions by Josh McDowell & Don Stewart, Thomas Nelson
The Kingdom Of The Cults by Walter Martin & Hank Hanegraaff, Bethany House
The Death Of A Guru by Rabi R. Maharaz with Dave Hunt, Harvest House Publishers
Change Your Brain - Change Your Life, The Breakthrough Program for Conquering
Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness by Daniel G. Amen,
DON'T STOP HERE! SEE INDEX FOR MORE ARTICLES.