LifestyleExorcist claims Harry Potter and yoga could lead to demonic possession

Exorcist claims Harry Potter and yoga could lead to demonic possession

Rev. Chad Ripperger
Rev. Chad Ripperger
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4:37 PM EST, November 21, 2023, updated: 9:05 AM EST, November 22, 2023

Looking for a quick path to demonic possession? According to one well-known American exorcist, all you need to do is read the Harry Potter books, practice yoga, and smoke marijuana.

Exorcisms have sparked considerable controversy over the years, even among believers. These special rituals, designed to expel the devil from a possessed individual's body, have struck fear into the hearts of many. Shockingly, the statements made by those involved in this practice are similarly provocative.

Fr. Chad Ripperger, renowned throughout the U.S., recently spoke at the American Catholic conference Call to Holiness. An exorcism-practicing clergy member based in Colorado, he did not hesitate to share examples of behaviors that, according to him, lead individuals closer to the devil.

Reading Harry Potter? You May Be Susceptible to Demonic Influence

In his talk, Ripperger suggested that reading the Harry Potter series could lead to demonic influence. He told the story of a woman who allowed her children to read the novels by J.K. Rowling, leading to them reportedly being possessed by five demons.

Ripperger also warned against the harmful effects of practicing yoga. He posited that the postures used in yoga mirror the behaviors of Eastern deities, whom he believes are demons. Rather than practicing yoga, he suggests engaging in other types of stretching exercises and finding different methods to achieve inner peace.

Interestingly, Ripperger alleges that he has encountered individuals who were possessed as a result of smoking marijuana. He claims that a portion of the drug supplies entering the U.S. are cursed by demonic forces, thereby increasing the risk of possession.

Despite his warnings, Ripperger doesn't entirely dismiss the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes but cautions against its use in other situations. He states that the drug can lead to sin by affecting mental clarity.

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