Many people have written in asking about “personal demons”. What are personal demons? Is there such a thing? What are their functions or purposes? Why do they make their visitations but apparently do nothing? This is a very troublesome question to many people and the answers can be even more troublesome. I will try to answer these questions and give some further information in the hopes of further spreading the understanding of the capabilities, tactics, and methods used by preternatural forces.
One of the most basic facts involving the supernatural and preternatural is opposition: Where is good, there is evil. Where there is light, there is darkness. Along those lines, how many people believe in “Spirit Guides” or “Guardian Angels”? A vast majority of people, in one degree or another, DO. People are very willing to accept the fact that there are forces of goodness guiding and assisting them throughout their lives. Miracles are one example of this. If there are these forces of goodness involved in a persons life, there are also forces of evil that also try to manipulate people, in one form or another. Does this mean that everyone has a “personal demon”? No. It is more common than one may think though. Are any numerical figures to back this up, to back up claims of personal demons? No. Is there any real evidence of this? No. Likewise, the same can be said about spirit guides and Guardian Angels.
Do personal demons truly exist? In my opinion, Yes. I have investigated and personally experienced numerous cases that lead me exactly to that conclusion. Interviews with numerous people who believe to be “haunted” by personal demons have very similar stories. Time after time, story after story, the general facts are all the same. I will get into more specifics further into this topic.
What is a personal demon? What is its purpose? A personal demon is a demonic entity “tasked” with attaching itself to a person to watch them, manipulate them, and / or a host of other possibilities. No one will ever know for sure exactly what their intentions are, only the entity knows that. I believe, depending on the intent of the demonic or negative spirit, that there are a select few main “chores” they are obligated to fulfill. Personal demons can enter an individual’s life at any point in time during their lives but I find that in a vast majority of cases such as this, the personal demon attaches itself to the person when they are very young, as early as 3 or 4 years old. Only that individual is able to recognize its presence and unlike a typical demonic presence, the person rarely is scared or threatened by its presence. There is a reason for this. The demonic spirit has a “goal” to achieve, some may relate to it as “tempting fate” or attempting to alter a persons destiny. However you choose to look at THAT aspect of it, the demonic spirit, when getting involved in a persons life at such a young age, is merely there to establish contact and observe how that person is “inside” – to get a feel of the persons “being”, their soul. A personal demon that enters a persons life at such a young age does not “stay” with that person continuously, it merely comes and goes at various points in time as the child grows, checking their “life progress”. It may only visit the person once every 2 or 3 years… but without doubt, the person KNOWS they are being “watched”, but again, do not normally feel threatened. Over time. as the person matures and ages, the demonic spirit knows everything about them, inside and out. It knows their strengths and weakness. Very slowly, their personal demon begins to become more involved in their lives, so slowly in fact, that it is entirely unrecognizable to the person. As time passes, the demonic spirit begins attempting to alter the “path” of the individual. Everyone has life altering decisions to be made from time to time, some of these decisions are very obvious to the person, others are more personal, deep, and subtle and it’s mainly the seemingly small and unimportant decisions that the persons “buddy” tries to manipulate… for once they can begin to manipulate the individual, the process of more serious manipulation begins. The “snowball” effect
The demonic spirit, now fully aware of its counterparts strengths and weaknesses begins to play on them. As the common phrase goes, everyone has “skeletons in the closet” and in this sense, we are not talking about a persons actions as much as we are talking about their deep, personal, “morally” negative aspects such as greed, lust, anger, guilt, regret, and the like. THIS is what the demonic spirit uses to its advantage. It uses those negative traits against the person as a form of temptation. At one point or another, the person makes a conscious decision to either give in to the temptation / manipulation (in whatever form their personal demon chooses to throw at them) or to not to and at THAT time, the person either empowers their counterpart or weakens its hold. If the person gives in to that manipulation, it will continue to present the person greater and more irresistible temptations/manipulations, all aimed at the final goal of self-destruction. If the person denies the manipulations or continues down the “right” path, the influences will still present themselves, however, the more the person stays “on the right path”, the lesser the manipulations become until their personal demon realizes that its influences, manipulations, and temptations will not sway the person – it eventually fades away as quietly as it came into the persons life. Quite often, the person finally realizes they have not been alone in life… they have been followed by something.., something that was never threatening but always seems to be there from time to time. What was that? It was their personal demon.
Unfortunately, a demonic spirit can enter a persons life and become their personal demon at any given point in time, for numerous reasons. Being the victim of a preternaturally infested haunted house can cause a demonic spirit to attach itself to a person, a person going through traumatic personal changes can also cause a demonic spirit to attach itself. Also, in the minds of the negative spirit, a person who is exceptionally holy, pious, or “good” is a “good target” because to turn such a person away from the graces of God is one of the greatest achievements. Situations like this are generally much more aggressive and active than the “life-long companion” for several reasons; due to the nature of the person, they may already be in a spiritual or personal crisis which makes them more vulnerable to influence. The key here is the human will. A fully matured person has a very strong will and when in dire circumstances, their will weakens and the person is more apt, out of anger, spite, revenge, desperation or guilt (all the negative traits already mentioned) to give in to the temptations presented to them. The obvious exception to that would be the person who is exceptionally pious. In cases such as this, guilt and regret can be the major weaknesses that the demonic spirit may use against them.
There are some key points to be made, key similarities and key differences between personal demons and outright demonic attacks, as in a negative haunting. Although a personal demon is normally not threatening to the person its attached to, it is NOT their friend (yes, many people have referred to them as their “friend” or “buddy”). It is there to take advantage of the persons weaknesses and if allowed to go unchecked, i t will continue to its goal, the main goal of self-destruction. That is where the similarity between a personal demon and an aggressive demonic haunting or attack is evident, the overall goal… the corruption and destruction of humankind. There are also some key differences between the two. Personal demons typically work completely “behind the scenes”, making its influences ever so subtly and inconspicuously, using those influences to slowly become more and more engrained in the persons life, their BEING, until the person, in time, NEEDS their personal demons presence to function on a daily basis…once that happens, the person is in complete control of the demonic spirit and self-destruction, to one extent or another, will occur. Conversely, a demonic attack, as in what would take place in a demonic or diabolical haunting is an outright assault and barrage designed to wear down the victim and basically “beat them into submission” until the person (or family) gives up their will out of desperation, frustration, or lack of mental, spiritual, emotional, or physical strength. These forms of influence are much more powerful, outright, dangerous and fast paced. A personal demon may stay with an individual for years, decades and even their entire life – an outright demonic assault occurring during a haunting, aimed at one specific individual, typically lasts for a relatively short amount of time (often less than several years, at a maximum) but as always there are always exceptions to the rules. Regardless of whether its a personal demon or an aggressive, outright assault, the goal is always the same.
Can a diabolical spirit be a persons “personal demon”? Yes, however, that is rare. Diabolical spirits are the high level spirits in the preternatural realm and they rarely interact with humans directly, they typically will direct a lower level demonic spirit to do its will for it. If a diabolical spirit does attach itself to a person, obviously its goals will be the same but it may use a much broader level of influence to sway the individual to its desire path. Normally, personal demons only influence the person themselves, no outside individual, event, or activity but a diabolical spirit can and may do so to affect a higher level of influence over the person. This leads to the last topic, The “Setup”.
As the name implies, preternatural spirits have yet another form of influence over people. The “Setup”. A demonic or diabolical setup is probably the most troublesome, ingenious, and cunning form of influence and manipulation possible. As mentioned above, there are major differences and similarities between how a personal demon influences a person and how an outright attack does… The Setup is a combination of both. This involves the work of multiple demonic and /or diabolical spirits in concert. A setup is a planned coercion of a person over an extended timeframe. The time frame could be from a year to a decade or more. The intended victim typically has a personal demon that influences decisions the person makes and, over time, changes the persons life path. This change does not necessarily have to be a negative change, it could actually be an apparent positive change for the person… but all the same, for the perfectly choreographed plan of leading the person down the most destructive path. Carefully coordinated, this path – the setup, leads the person into the waiting wrath of more powerful, aggressive, and destructive spirits, usually high level demons or devils who normally waste no time in destroying the persons world from around them, trapping them, then assaulting them until they are either saved or self-destruct (in one of many possible ways). Unlike most forms of demonic / diabolical influence or attacks, the setup can never truly be interceded upon because it’s not until AFTER the fact, after the final play has been made that all the pieces of the puzzle – all the small, individual facts and clues can be put together to reveal the “big picture”… the means, methods and goal of the setup. A form of influence and attack like this is rare but when it happens, it can be truly devastating to the victim. All thanks to their pal, their buddy, their personal demon.