Tried to post previously - computer ate it.
Back to demons. I've bought 'most everything second hand - and have had no odd experiences.
However, that being said, odd experiences have happened to me that when I was a good, active JW gave me 2 alternatives in thinking: crazy or demonized.
While still a divorced mother, (during the yrs the Society said even if you wore bikini underwear you might be suggesting to the demons you were accessible) I woke up with the extremely real laughing face of a man above me, while mounting me. I was out of the bed/bedroom/across the house in seconds. Crept back in later, checked every corner, then slept on the couch for several nights. It was so real, I actually felt him on me, could feel the mattress move beneath his weight. His grinning face. The only thing missing was the actual man.
Again, years later, startled awake to the strong smell of ???? Again, I was out of my bed, across the house in seconds. Snuck back in, sniffed, no smell. I had thought it was the smell of a dead animal. But I've lived in the country for a long time - I know that smell. This was similar, but different.
There were other times, but I just put them in the back of my mind. Several years later, I entered therepy for horrific child incest. With no drugs, (Prozac later) no hynotism, going only once every two weeks, memories started colliding with conscious thought.
The man? My father. The smell? Blood, feces, urine & death. I knew I had recognized that smell. Once you smell it, it's the most rich, revolting odor imaginable.
Without knowing any different thoughts on the matter, as a JW, or any demon-believing religion, a person is only left with 2 easy-to-reach-for alternatives: Demons or Insanity.
Over 20-25% (at last study I read) of children are incest survivors - that holds out a lot of territory for unexplained experiences.
Edited by - waiting on 25 June 2000 21:36:23
Edited by - waiting on 25 June 2000 21:38:34