Natural Awakenings, New York, March 2016
Who are people that reach out to you for help and how often do you deal with a case of possession?
My patients are people of all professions - from housewives, laborers, students to scientists, professors, lawyers, politicians and celebrities. I have been asked for help by priests and nuns, though it might appear that they have professional help at hand. All my patients were similarly unhappy, lost, deprived of hope for the future. Many times they emphasized that I was their last hope, that they had tried literally everything. Doctors, medicines, psychiatric or psychological help were all ineffective. No benefit was derived from conventional and unconventional medicine, either. They often believe that the things they feel or have happened to them are unique, they happened only to them. They wonder why they are suffering so much. Some statistics say that one out of every twelve people is possessed, and other statistics claim that possession is even more common than that.
Your profession is mainly known from the horror movies. What are the main misconceptions about what you do?
On one hand, the media deserves praise for bringing attention to the subject of ghosts since most people had little knowledge about the phenomenon of possession until then. On the other hand, though people associate possession with drastic images, which is a great harm to the people possessed. It creates a lot of fear. They think possession means howling and bumping into walls, which is why they don't seek out people like me. The only help for them is to be liberated from ghosts. I guide ghosts away from a distance so that neither the ghost nor the man knows when it is going to happen and everything happens peacefully.
How can we recognize when someone is under the influence of a ghost?
The following symptoms can occur individually or altogether. They include persistent headaches, stomachaches, chronic fatigue, heaviness, confusion, apathy, depression, racing thoughts, anxiety, unstable moods, insomnia, paranoia, discomfort, feelings of helplessness, constant emotional pain, lack of control over emotions, suicidal thoughts, alienation, addictions and even financial problems. When a ghost is lead away, the symptoms simultaneously go away as well.
Why you don’t need a direct contact with a possessed person to free him/her from a ghost? May be a phone conversation or a letter is not enough?
For me, as an exorcist as well as for ghosts, time and space don’t exist. When I want to talk to a ghost it does not matter where it is – in the next room, a block away, or on another continent, I have the same contact with it as if it were sitting right across from me. Because I can perform exorcisms with the same effect or even better from a distance, I stopped performing them next to the possessed person. I don’t need to have personal contact with the possessed person I just need his/her personal information in order to precisely locate the person when I start cleansing them. The personal details can be provided to me in various ways – via email, phone, letter or fax.