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Can Demons Send People To Hurt You Alex Monday, July 22, 2019


Thanks for answering my last question, I had a few more questions. Also I'm unable to sign up for a personal consultation I keep getting an error message when trying to sign up.

The spirits keep saying they work for a criminal secret society and that secret society is going to send real people to come and hurt me, have you ever dealt with anything like this? Should I be taking these threats seriously?

Also these spirits are able to read my mind and pretty much every thought, I'm not sure what to do because I can't even think without them responding. I know you said only God can read minds but that's exactly what is happening to me. Is there any way God would allow this to happen?


Question Answered by Bro. Ignatius Mary, OMSM(r), LTh, DD

Dear Alex:

I am sorry you are having problems with the Consultation form. Be sure all required fields are filled in. If it still does not work, contact me with whatever error messages come up and a description of what is happening on the screen. This is the only way to troubleshoot.

As to your questions, demons can influence people to do things, or possess them and force people to do things. Demons, however, work for a criminal society called Satan and hell, not for any human agency. Demons may influence or possess people who are members of this or that society.

As such, it is possible for people to show up at your door. But, keep in mind, God has given you a guardian angel to protect you. Your guardian angel is more powerful than any demon. With that in mind, there is no need to step in front of a moving bus, as they say. You can be cautious of strange behaior of strangers and such. Spend time in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, live a life of virtue as any good Catholic should do, develop devotions to St. Benedict, for example, and utilize spiritual warfare prayers, see link below, especially the Hedge Prayer for Protection of Self and the Rebuking Particular Spirits and Breaking Personal Curses and Spells, plus any others that apply.

As to your second question, these demons are not reading your mind; it only seems like it.

Demons can appear to know what you're thinking in at least two ways:

  1. Demons know you very well, better than you know yourself. An analogy can be a married couple, who after 60 years of marriage knows each other so well that they appear to know each other's minds. The couple is not actually reading the mind of their spouse, rather they just simply know their spouse so well that they can accurately predict what the other is thinking.

  2. When you think of something in your mind, your larynx may actually move as if you are talking those thoughts. Demons can see the movements of the larynx and therefore tell what you're thinking.

  3. Demons can hear our thoughts if we deliberately direct our thought to them (in the same way we direct our thoughts to a saint or angel).

Exorcist Father José Antonio Fortea anwsers this question:

No. Though demons can tempt us, they cannot read our thoughts. With their great intelligence, they can guess what we are thinking – but they can never be absolutely certain. As spiritual beings, they are much more intelligent than we are, and as such, they can deduce things with greater accuracy and with fewer external signs than we can. But we always have to remember that demons are outside our souls; only God can truly read the soul. This being said, if one directs his mind and will to a saint, an angel, or a demon, they can hear us. So it does not matter whether our prayer is verbal or merely mental. In certain cases of possession I have observed that the demon obeys orders that have been given mentally.  

God Bless,
Bro. Ignatius Mary

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