There are many people today that fear some invisible universal threat. While many who claim to be enlightened say that these threats are hoaxes, keep in mind that these threats and dangers are very real. They have a potential to harm.
It is becoming quite clear to the intellectual and even the lesser educated that while we speak of God moving so mysteriously, the followers of God are also mysteriously moving in directions they never thought they would. It can safely be determined that the underworld move in mysterious ways and that there are sprits that wander the earth and some find their way to attach themselves to humans.
The threat is that many of these spirits have ill intent and when they do attach themselves we begin to see actions that appear to be maniacal, cannibalistic, vampiric and demonic.
These so called threats not be harming you now, they may not even reach your city or neighborhood, but their potential for harm triggers the primal fear and creates the need for man to act primal, to tap into his bestial nature and become an unwitting survivalist. Most of the reported dangers today are being exploited and magnified in order to trigger physical and emotional response.
There are those who find security in logical platitudes that claim that the madness we are seeing can all be explained away as some mental illness. They are all cheerleaders for pharmaceutical companies pimping the latest drug for depression or mental disorder or excitable delirium a term that has now been coined to explain away what only can be seen as some sort of demonic infiltration or submission by a victim.
There is always a pill for everything, a logical explanation, or even a bible verse that will rebuke the creepy demonic influence that we come in contact with. The spiritual realms of this planet are active, they are overflowing and when there is a back up of spirits wanting to take refuge in another dimension sometimes they find themselves in both worlds revealing themselves at times to someone who is able to see the veil lift.
As we live in the dreamtime that has been designed by the powerfully wicked in high places the matrix yields some very peculiar entities. There many ghosts demons and other haints in this apocalyptic world and while the majority of Americans are subjected to supernatural TV shows dealing with primarily Christian themed demons, we must remember that we live in a world with various religious denominations, each one with its own very powerful entities that wander the ether.
I recently had seen a preview for the new Sam Raimi film called the possession about a little girl that purchases a box at a garage sale and later her health begins to deteriorate. It is later discovered that the box has Hebrew writing on it that indicates that inside the box was a Dybbuk. In Jewish folklore, a dybbuk is a malicious or malevolent possessing spirit believed to be the dislocated soul of a dead person.
Dybbuks are said to have escaped from the Hebrew Sheol (the land of the dead) or to have been turned away for serious transgressions, such as suicide , for which the soul is denied entry The word “dybbuk” is derived from the Hebrew word דיבוק, meaning “attachment”; the dybbuk attaches itself to the body of a living person and inhabits the flesh. According to belief, a soul that has been unable to fulfill its function during its lifetime is given another opportunity to do so in dybbuk form. It supposedly leaves the host body once it has accomplished its goal, sometimes after being helped.
I noticed that the preview of the film had stated that it was based on a true story. This intrigued me and so I decided to investigate and found out that the Dybbuk box had its origins in Portland Oregon.
According to the Dybbuk Box website and a Movie News report this frightening story started with an odd listing on eBay for an old wine box that had a starting bid of $1.00. In the box there were locks of hair, a couple of pennies, a wine cup, a slab of granite that had been engraved, and a dried flower. 50 bids later, the wine box ended up selling for almost $300. The seller bought it from another seller, who was the first modern-day buyer of the box.
The original buyer, Kevin Mannis, says that this box was purchased at the estate sale of a 103-year-old Holocaust survivor. The old woman was the only person in her entire family to survive. When she came to the United States, she only brought three things with her; a steamer trunk, a sewing box, and this wine cabinet. The granddaughter, who managed the estate, remember that her grandmother was terrified of the box and would insist that her family never, ever open the box. She refused the box and what was inside of it when the buyer had offered it to her.
Before the buyer could even get home with the box, Mannis received a nervous and frantic call from one of his employees at the furniture shop that he owned. The employee claimed someone was in the shop, destroying the place. When Mannis finally arrived, he found his store covered in broken glass and light bulbs were everywhere, but he never found the mysterious stranger. That same day, his employee quit and never returned.
Mannis soon cleaned up the box and gave it to his mother for her birthday and within minutes of receiving the box, she had a stroke and lost the ability to speak forever. Much later she was able to point to letters spelling out HATE GIFT. Of course, Mannis doesn’t put two and two together and attempts to gift the box to many of his friends and family members. All who did take the box returned it to him within days of taking it. Some of them said that the doors on the box wouldn’t stay closed and would open on themselves; others smelled a strange mixture of jasmine and cat urine while owning the box. When Mannis sold it to a couple they eventually left it on his doorstep two days later with a note that said: “This has a bad darkness.”
Mannis just couldn’t get rid of the box he started to have terrifying recurring nightmares about his friends turning into demons and beating him to death. He claims to have awakened from these nightmares with bruises all over his body. All of the family members who had taken possession of the box suffered from the exact same nightmare. If that wasn’t bad enough, on Friday the 13th Mannis found all 10 fish in his aquarium had died.
Mannis claims that he was so afraid to destroy the box that he worried it would cause whatever evil spirit that he believed might be haunting the box would stay with him forever. Traditionally if something like this happens they say you are supposed to formally transfer ownership for the spirit to move on, except he could never find anyone who would keep it for more than a couple of days. So instead, he sold it on eBay for $140 to a college student, Iosif Nietzke who also claims to have had similar bad luck.
Nietzke says that in the seven months that he had possession of the box, he and his roommates fell victim to many injuries like broken fingers, bronchitis, swollen red eyes, and insomnia. Also, their house became plagued with decaying dead mice and their electronics would die daily. The worst came over Nietzke when the healthy 20-year-old started losing his hair.
Currently the box is in the hands of a university museum curator by the name of Jason Haxton, who has experienced some of the same illnesses and has also smelled the odd mixture of jasmine and cat urine like many of the other owners. The reason Haxton is interested in the box is because of its religious background. There are Hebrew etchings all over the box, and of course there is intrigue about the Dybbuk and what it may do in certain conditions.
Many people, including those of the Jewish faith are unaware of the magical beings and demons that are known by Rabbinical Shaman. Rarely does the Talmudic literature go into detail about exactly how demons and magical creatures come into being, or whether they are really independent beings “out there,” or merely psychological realities.
According to Haxton, the haunted box that has inside of it a living Dybbuk has been responsible for prophetic dreams, health problems such as vision loss, choking, metallic tastes that last for weeks, sudden welts and hives, and shadow creatures that float across the floor and along walls.
The question is whether or not the box and the spirit that houses it are putting Haxton or anyone else in danger. I had also read that during the filming of the upcoming movie “The Possession” that the box was brought on to the set which was an unnerving experience for most of the actors.
There is a bit of warning from the Jewish kabbalists regarding the Dybbuk and another harmful entity known as the Mazikim, and that is it is easier than one would think to bring these beings forward from Sheol and that is with the right kind of ritual the conjuring of a wandering spirit is inevitable.
Unlike the Talmud, kabbalistic demonology is more detailed. Some demons are formed whenever a man simply becomes careless with his body, or sometimes beings can be conjured during the rite of a creation ritual or the sexual act. There are also times when the human consciousness tires and is worn down through lack of sleep or even eating bad foods. Literally anything that causes decay, pain, and the depletion of life-energy can attract the darkest of demons and some of them are hard to destroy and may linger and create chaos for years and not let up in their torment of human kind.
It is written that “If one wants to discover the demons, let him take sifted ashes of an unblemished animal and sprinkle around his bed, and in the morning he will see something like the footprints of a rooster.” You will know that demons are among you if you see shadows, dream prophetic and deceiving dreams, feel a coldness in your knees and have bruising on your body primarily on your feet.
In times of ritualistic warfare it is important to see how something as simple as a Dybbuk box can cause chaos in such a small area. If the ritualism was being carried out on a larger scale you could possibly see how it could affect the entire planet.
Perhaps we should pay attention to those grandiose presentations at sporting events or on award shows. They may just be a way to invoke a wandering spirit and force it to carry out a mission of either good or chaos.