Demon Nation: A Priestesses Perspective, Elections As An Exorcism

Every world religion has protocols for dealing with entities and possession. If you google “ exorcism in the Bible “, the references to Jesus and others performing exorcisms are numerous. Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Christianity and Indigenous cultures all have teachings about entities, and removing entities. I usually don’t write much about this aspect of my work, mostly because it either tends to freak people out, or because people with no exposure to anything having to do with comparative religion, shamanism, mysticism, or the aforementioned groups think none of this is real. Unfortunately, it’s very real.

I’m a hereditary psychic, ( my grandmother was very gifted), and have been a Clairvoyant Empath and Medium my whole life. I was mentored in the old way, from childhood, through dreams and visions. I entered the convent at age 12 to become a Nun, dedicating my life to Spirit. After a year living as a postulant, my mother’s health crisis and hospitalization necessitated my return home, to care for her, and my three younger brothers. I became a student of world religions at thirteen.

There are a number of spiritual traditions that speak to my heart, Taoism, Native culture, the Druid teachings, and others. For the purpose of this blog I’m going to reference some Taoist teachings, which mirror teachings I’ve been shown over the course of my lifetime. Let’s look at some of those.

In Classical Chinese Medicine, ( rooted in Taoism), we have a number of definitions for entities. There are ghosts, ( beings that were human, that have died). These are called a P’o. Then there are demonic entities. These have never been human. They are called a Mor. Then we have the most cunning type, The extraterrestrial demonic entities, called a Yao, or Yaoguai. They are all different, and require different protocols to remove them. ( At some point in the future, I’m considering teaching a limited group of Healers how to differentiate between them, how to remove them, and how to do this safely for everyone).

The reason I’m writing this article is to validate what people are seeing unfolding now. I don’t exaggerate or dramatize, ever. I’m not interested in frightening people, fear stops healing energy. Rather, my intention is to alleviate the fear people are feeling about the unchecked cruel and inhumane actions being perpetrated by those in power now. When we understand what’s driving it, we can begin to deal with it. What’s driving it is darkness. The antidote to darkness is light. Not the airy fairy kind of light, but the light of the flaming sword of Truth, of Divine Justice. What needs to happen now is an exorcism on a mass scale, performed by regular people who choose to vote. The political party that has created the programs of tearing children from their parents is dark. The party that embraces racism and misogyny is dark. The party denying health care to millions is dark. The party exploiting the planet and denying basic science is dark.

We can restore compassion, tolerance, kindness and empathy, if we turn out in record numbers next month and vote the darkness out. This will result in a purge of the corrupt, the manipulative, the greedy, the heartless people who are running things now. I’m calling it an exorcism, because that’s what it is, and that’s what is needed now. And everyone can participate. You don’t have to have special gifts or training to do it. What you do need to do is push past the paralysis that evil induces. The feelings of hopelessness and despair, that your voice won’t matter. It will. It must. We need an army of light right now. The Republican Party is not what it once was, it has been corrupted. We need a new beginning.

My life’s work has been about spiritual counseling. I specialize in working with survivors of sexual abuse, domestic violence, and torture. I’ve always said that Stephen King couldn’t write the things I hear. What I hear makes Stephen King look like Dr Seuss. I specialize in working with those who have been attacked by someone hosting an entity. I myself am an incest survivor. I love Carl Jung’s quote “ I am not defined by what happened to me. It’s what I choose to do with it that matters”. I also love the quote from Mother Jones, which is on my desk, “ Pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living”.

It is time to fight like hell for the living. The planet, women, children, the environment. Evil will not prevail. I’ve been doing exorcisms my whole life, successfully. My work has been recognized by Native elders and a renowned Taoist Master. I’m sure about what we need to do to drive out the darkness. We can do this, but everyone needs to help. Be the light the world needs you to be now. Be brave. Be motivated. Let’s do it. Vote blue next month. Blessings, Rev Judith Star-Medicine

*** Quote by Albert Camus

 

Wild Women Don’t Get The Blues

I know that it’s been a rough few weeks, culminating in today’s fiasco of that alleged attempted rapist and all-around douchebag being confirmed to the Supreme Court. Take a little time to grieve, throw something, or whatever you need to do. I say, let’s use that anger in a powerful way. There’s an old song from the 1920’s by Ida Cox, called “ Wild Women Don’t Get The Blues”. I love that song. ( Listen to it on YouTube) This is a time for all of us to unite. Republicans have no idea what they’ve done, really. By disrespecting Dr Ford so blatantly, by their sham investigation, by their bullying, they have unleashed the accumulated rage of women everywhere. Every one of us has experienced being harassed, or sexually assaulted, or have been victims of domestic violence, or emotional abuse. What we just witnessed was a travesty, a travesty that reached our souls. The smugness, The dishonesties, the corruption that these men, greedy for power, displayed, was unbelievable. What it actually accomplished was the opposite of what they intended. Something snapped, on a collective level, for women.

I am not beaten. I am not discouraged. What I am, is fucking nuclear. Let’s be clear. If we vote, if we refuse to be cowed and bullied, if we stay on target, we can take back the House and the Senate in 4 fucking weeks. We can impeach Trump and Kavanaugh. He will be the second Supreme Court Justice in history to be impeached. We can do it. We are a force of nature. There are sworn affidavits that no one was allowed to see about him. He’s  unfit for the position.

So, give yourself a day or two to process. Then, it’s time to reach inside of yourself for your Wild Woman. Remember the Civil Rights Movement. People were beaten, oppressed, jailed. But they never gave up. Women fighting for the right to vote were beaten and arrested. They never gave up. We are all capable of heroism today. They’ve tried to control us, to control our reproductive freedoms, our rights over our own bodies. They’re still trying. I say, fuck that. No. They are not destroying all of the progress that has been made through blood, sweat, and tears. Wild women don’t get the blues. We pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and get back to the fight. As we do, we can help women who have suffered in silence heal. Dr Ford was courageous to come forward. Her story was our story. Her pain was our pain. They will not get away with silencing her, or us. This win is temporary. Very temporary.

The world is counting on us. We are the Light. We stand for Earth Mother and the Divine Feminine. We will not fail. Expect us. Blessings, Rev Judith Star-Medicine

Republicans, Misogyny, And The Assault On Women

The ongoing assault on women in this country has been taken to a whole new level since Trump, the ultimate misogynist, the Narcissist-In-Chief, took office. This seems to have unleashed the vitriolic hatred the Republican Party has always harbored towards women, and turned it into a tsunami. As Professor Ford has come forward with her experience of being sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh, the Republican Party has circled the wagons, attempting to smear the reputation of a survivor of a vicious assault, much along the lines of what they did to Professor Anita Hill all those years ago. Let’s take a look at what drives them.

Years ago, there was a wonderful book written by a psychiatrist, Dr Susan Forward, “ Men Who Hate Women, And The Women Who Love Them”. ( By the way, this is a must read for anyone confused about why such a large percentage of white women vote Republican every election. ) It speaks about men with an unhealed mother wound, men who expect women to mother them, and if that need isn’t met, transfer their volcanic rage onto their partner in numerous ways. Women get punished ( verbally, emotionally, or physically) for not being the mommy the man never had. Dr Forward addresses the malignant narcissism of the misogynist, with helpful examples. I believe the Republican Party of today is a Party of malignant narcissists that actively hates women, including the female members of the Party, who have internalized the pervasive cultural message.

I also believe that their assault on the reproductive rights of women, besides being a religious war they are waging, is a subconscious drive to force all women to become mothers. The mothers they always wanted. To them, women have no value other than that. If women are powerful, the misogyny gets ramped up. How dare we expect to be treated as equals? We saw this in living color as Secretary Clinton ran for president.

If we look at the statistics on sexual abuse and domestic violence, the numbers are staggering. What happened to Dr Ford that night at a party when she was 15 is unfortunately the norm, not at all unusual. 3 out of 5 women have been sexually abused. Every single woman I know has been sexually harassed in her lifetime. I don’t know one who hasn’t been. Most women never tell anyone. Why would we? At this moment, over 100,000 rape kits around the country sit on shelves, evidence of rapes never investigated or prosecuted. They are forensic evidence of a crime, where the crime scene was the woman’s body. Not investigated. Can you think of any other types of crimes, burglary, murder, robbery, that go uninvestigated for decades? No? Me, either.

There is a disease of the soul in our culture today, a rot, that needs to be named, rooted out, and healed. It is misogyny coupled with malignant narcissism, where we have a political party in power that has hijacked the rest of the country, creating the same dynamic as an ongoing domestic abuse situation. America has become a battered spouse, with Republicans as the offenders, doing all the things offenders do; gaslighting, lying, making promises they don’t keep, and the country keeps hoping the offenders will change. Here’s a news flash for you: They won’t. They can’t. Their rage is too deeply seated. Our only solution is to divorce them.

I’m urging women everywhere to watch how these men are treating Dr Ford. It’s ugly, it’s sneaky, it’s dishonest. This is who they are. This is how they really feel about all of us. I know it hurts, but it’s true. In November, we can stand with women everywhere. We are strong. We can come together, and refuse to be abused any longer. Vote them out. Take their power away. Say no to abuse. I believe the country has a severe case of PTSD, at this point. Abuse does that. It’s fucking exhausting. Let’s get them out of office and start over, with empathy and kindness for all. This is a travesty. I stand with Dr Ford, and all survivors everywhere. I stand for women. I stand for the voiceless, too frightened to speak about their abuse. I always have, and always will. We will not be silenced. We will not be a party to our own diminishment. Not on my watch. In November, we’re coming for you. You know that saying, Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned? Get ready. We are the storm. The thunder. The lightning. Republicans have scorned us for decades. This is their Karma. Expect us. This is our moment of emancipation. It’s going to be a thing of beauty. Blessings, Rev Judith Star-Medicine