By Bishop Donald Montrose, D.D.Read the rest here
By the "occult," we are speaking of some supra-human or supernatural
influence that is not from God. We commonly associate the occult with that
which has demonic influence.
In the United States today the occult has become much more popular than it was twenty years ago. Today, there is popular Satanic music, Satanic street gangs, an increase in Satanic worship, a more widespread use of the
horoscope and study of the signs of the zodiac, and Satanic games that can
be purchased. In spite of this, many people do not take the occult seriously.
They laugh off the notion of the Power of Evil as actually being a part of the
"real" world in which we live.
I do believe that demonic influence is very real and that it constitutes a
dangerous threat to our spiritual well-being. What is written here is, at best,
a brief summary of a reality that I have no desire to spend much time
exploring. My purpose is simply to give you enough knowledge to be able to
at least suspect the presence of the occult so that you can avoid it
H/T Sue Cifelli