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Laura Maxwell; rescued from the demonic

A Glasgow woman who was involved with and through her Mum in the New Age, Spiritualism and the demonic found that Jesus freed her and healed her from fears, phobias and physical conditions. She has now published a book on her experiences.

Laura MaxwellThe following is a transcript of the testimony of Laura Maxwell. Having given her testimony on radio and television, Laura has now printed a book entitled 'A Spiritual Quest'. Through the book, which is part-fictional but based on her experiences, she hopes to reach out to those who have become involved in the dark spiritual practices which enslaved herself and her Mum.

Tina Storey, a former Tarot Card Reader comments on the book: “I am absolutely honoured to write an endorsement for your book. This is a very powerful story of the reality of the existence of the Devil. If anyone has any doubts about the dangers of involvement in Occult practices, you must read this. Having my own involvement with demonic influences before my conversion, I can testify to the truth in what is being said. The author bears witness to our Lord Jesus Christ being our only hope and Saviour from the snares of Satan. A fantastic read.”


A Spiritual Quest

by Laura Maxwell (BA Hons).

SUPERNATURAL phenomena interested me since childhood. A few psychic episodes as a child added to the intrigue I felt. My mother had also experienced psychic happenings since her childhood, but didn’t pursue it seriously until later. By the time I began Secondary School, she felt ready to experiment further. When walking her dogs in the park one day, a Medium approached, telling Mum he saw her potential as a Medium and invited her to a Spiritualist Church in Glasgow.

Very quickly, Mum became totally engrossed by the supernatural. As a new member of the Spiritualist Church, she attended Sunday services, mid week psychic development groups and Yoga classes. She shared everything she learned with me and I also became fascinated. Her heart’s desire was to train in Mediumship and the other Mediums encouraged this, asking her to join an Open Circle to learn to meditate and channel spirits of the deceased. Mum was keen to develop her abilities of Clairvoyance, Clairaudience and Clairsentience and to learn from other Mediums.

Communicating with the spirits
Every time Mum booked a Private Sitting for a Life Reading with a resident or visiting Medium, she would buy a tape of the session and we’d listen to it later that day. It amazed me that a half hour tape could contain so much communication from spirits. Minute details were relayed about our lives. Precise names, places and dates were often given. It was obvious the Mediums weren’t charlatans, falling upon names by sheer chance. They accurately described the physical appearance, personalities and even repeated common phrases of our dead relatives as they conversed with them.

When old enough to attend, I also joined the Spiritualist Church. We devoured mystical books on opening the chakras, Crystal Healing, Reincarnation, Alternative Therapies, etc. Attending New Age Centres and Psychic Fairs, we absorbed as much information as we could to help in our spiritual enlightenment. With our passion for environmental and conservation concerns, social justice and international peace, we gladly participated in healing people and animals, through either contact or distant psychic healing.

Going deeper
Eventually, we also attended Transfiguration Sessions. Mum developed in the area of Automatic Writing and Mediums predicted I would become a Psychic Artist, drawing portraits of dead relatives and Spirit Guides for clients. I experimented with Kirlian Photography; using infra red film I captured images of ectoplasm as it formed.

Over the next ten years, we’d often hear of Mediums who could no longer control when spirits spoke to or through them. Many Mediums had nervous breakdowns, or attacked people claiming their Spirit Guides had forced them to, or were admitted to psychiatric wards. We heard reports of poltergeist activity in Medium’s homes. At first, we accepted explanations that mischievous or obnoxious spirits could sometimes come through and it was a potential hazard of the job. But when it happened to us, it became difficult to tolerate and almost impossible to function properly.
Our friends, the other Psychics and Mediums, failed to free our home from spirits.

The spirits spoke to Mum constantly, depriving her of sleep, attacking her physically, chapping loudly from within wardrobes, slamming all the doors, etc.

Deadly encounters
On one of the occasions when they forced her into a trance against her will, she was frying food.
From Thistle Channel TV
On one of the occasions when they forced her into a trance against her will, she was frying food. When she came out of trance, the kitchen was consumed by fire. I arrived home after the Fire Brigade had extinguished it, just before it spread to other rooms. We all realised Mum, our dogs and cats could have been killed. One afternoon, Mum’s elderly Aunt who had also visited Spiritualist Churches, felt invisible hands grab her and throw her down our stairs. Her wrist was broken. Another day, while approaching shops, I watched in horror as Mum was lifted from the ground and catapulted from the pavement, landing on the bonnet of a passing car.

We decided to withdraw from Spiritualism and told our Spirit Guides to leave. To our shock, they laughed and insulted us. They began to physically attack us. This was perplexing as they had provided guidance and kindness for many years. It became obvious they’d deceived us, pretending to be benevolent, when in reality they were wicked all along.
The biggest shock however came when even our dead relatives turned against us. They also mocked and hit us. The spirits warned we couldn’t leave the occult, as we had unknowingly given them control from the first day we invited them into our lives.

Tragic outcome
During my second year at university, Mum’s health deteriorated and her Spirit Guides threatened to use her to kill people. Mum’s doctor couldn’t accept her accounts of poltergeist activity and diagnosed as Schizophrenic, she was detained in a Psychiatric Hospital. After months of heavy sedation, so they would discharge her, Mum deliberately told the psychiatrists she no longer heard voices. They did discharge her, but when she returned home, she endured further harassment from spirits and committed suicide.

A Christian encounter
A Christian I’d met in a Psychology Tutorial, invited me to her Pentecostal Church, explaining other Psychics who had experienced similar tragedies were set free from spiritual attacks when they accepted Jesus Christ as their Saviour. I renounced Spiritism and became a Christian. Later, a Pastor and her friend visited my mum’s home and successfully cleansed it the first time they prayed. At the Name of Jesus, all the spirits left and never returned. About a year later, I sold Mum’s home without worrying the new tenants would be harassed.

The Pentecostal Church did not portray dead religious traditions, instead it was lively, loving and fun. Members are trained by the Holy Spirit to prophecy about people’s future, bodies are healed and other miracles, signs and wonders occur. Actually, in a couple of years I saw more peopled healed in Pentecostal Churches than I ever saw in over ten years at Spiritualist Churches.
When I became a Christian, even before I had read the Biblical warnings of the occult in Deuteronomy chapter 18, I instinctively realised what had happened.

Deception exposed
The missing piece of the jigsaw fit into place. When our dead relatives and Spirit Guides began to attack Mum and I, it indicated they had deceived us, merely impersonating our loved ones. It made complete sense when Christians explained that it’s impossible for dead souls to return to talk with us, as they remain in heaven or hell for eternity. Also that, evil spirits are fallen angels, and they have existed for centuries possessing psychic knowledge of our families and historical figures down the generations. They can easily disguise their evil form to pose as our deceased family or any famous celebrity that ever lived. This was confirmed as I read in 2 Corinthians: 11-14;
“And no wonder! For Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.”
The evil spirits working through Spiritualism, serve Satan in deceiving people into believing they are their dead relatives and Spirit Guides.

Before I left the occult, I was unaware the Bible advises in 1 John 4: 1-3;
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God … every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus has come in the flesh is not of God…And this is the spirit of the Antichrist…”

Others set free
As a Spiritualist, I had believed Jesus was just a cosmic force; part of the universal consciousness, or a great Psychic Healer. Since my conversion I’ve met and read of many Psychics, Gypsies, Mediums, Witches and even Satanists who also discovered the entities of their Spirit Guides or dead relatives were not who they claimed to be. These people were also set free from demonic attack after receiving Christ into their lives.

Two successful Glasgow Mediums, Sadie Bryce and Geordie Aitken also became Christians. Sadie went to the same Spiritualist Church I did. She spoke of her occult past in BBC programs and Geordie wrote a book detailing his. As Christians, Sadie and I wrote to each other and I met Geordie several times, discovering we all had been misled by spirits in the same ways.
Jesus healed me of fears, phobias and physical conditions. He has given me joy and peace I simply never knew existed. His very tangible Presence of pure love, is more real than any powerful encounter I experienced within Spiritualism.

After sharing my life story on TV and radio, I continue to hear of more people who are turning away from Spiritualist Meetings, Tarot Card Parties, etc. Recently, I completed a novella containing some detail of events Mum and I experienced within the occult. It also contains some wonderful encounters with Jesus and angels, very different from what I experienced in Spiritualism.

Laura is selling her book on-line and copies can be ordered directly from her by e-mail.

Further information and content can be found on Laura's YouTube Channel and her website.

Note: If you have been or are affected by any of the issues outlined in this story, please be in touch. Confidentiality assured. E-mail the Editor.

Laura Maxwell/Christians Together, 24/07/2010

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Beware Psychics & Demons (Guest) 10/08/2017 20:02
Ed note: In order to protect the identity of persons mentioned in the original the following post has been anonymized in terms of the names of people and specific locations; indicated [thus].


Your story is 100% true. Demons are very real and have ruined my life. Let this be a warning to others that read this.

I was the victim of a gypsy scam. She went by the name Sharon. Her real name was [SS] of [place name], NJ. Her aunt’s last name was [surname]. She is also a resident of [American state] and 21 years old. She approached me at the [name of shopping centre] with her two young children and did a reading on me. It was very accurate. She knew things that no one could have. She then proceeded to tell me that there was negative energy on me which was the reason why I was single. She said she could cleanse me of the bad energy with a crystal ball that I was to bring home with me for ten days. That the crystal would just soak up the negative energy in my home so I brought the ball home with me.

I loved crystals and had a friend that was into energy healing and crystals so I didn't think much of it. That’s when I started to get attacked by demons. Sharon told me that the demon had been with me a long time and now it decided to show itself because it was angry that I was trying to get rid of it with the crystal. She told me that it was attached to an heirloom on my father’s side of the family and that it needed to be found and cleared. She came to my home to search physically for the object and ended up taking my possessions to do 'clearings' on them. That’s when the situation escalated. I started to physically be attacked by the demon pushed, scratched, raped. I was terrified. I was praying constantly, calling out to Jesus.

Sharon then exhorted money and a car from me, telling me that she was a messenger from God, and that God wanted me to donate to a church. She was exceptionally convincing and could have won an award for her acting abilities. I was terrified and would have done anything to get this thing off of me. She asked for a sample of my hair and started telling me that if I didn't give her the money I was going to die. My prayers weren't helping and it was then that I realized she was doing witchcraft on me. I really became scared of her. The demons were coming at me with high pitched screams. One actually slammed into me while I was sitting on my sofa praying and knocked me over.

Sharon disappeared to Florida with my cash, possessions, and a car she stole from me. I had to get the police involved with the car which she did return, but not the cash or possessions. Things only got worse for me and It’s been two years and I am possessed. I fought hard to not get possessed. I was in constant prayer, church, and I am living in torment every day and can no longer believe in Jesus as I'm being mind-controlled. It's very rare, but the demon that attacked me mind manipulated me with a constant barrage of thoughts against the existence of God/Jesus/Mary/ the Angels. No one that I've reached out to for help has seen a case of mind control like mine.

The demon wore down my faith, then it entered my body through my heart and the back of my head. I've since lost all human emotions and feelings and the ability to feel and experience love. I have been through Catholic exorcism about 10 times, not to mention multiple deliverances through Christian churches. Many times through prayer and fighting the thoughts against God I would feel his power and pure love come and try to push this demon out of my body but as soon as the demon would put a thought against God in my head I would feel God's energy go away. I would do this over and over.

Without faith in God there is no hope for someone in my situation. It is very rare that exorcism will help without faith, unless it is a child. You cannot imagine the hell I live in every day. My entire insides burn and are squeezed. I've lost all ability to feel emotions, think clearly. It feels like I am in a constant fog. Sometimes I am squeezed so hard I can barely breathe and it feels like I have 100 pound weight on my head and shoulders. It is constant torment. I am 38 years old and had a good life. This happened to me when I was 35. I was in the prime of my life, had a successful business, college degree, friends, strong faith in God. I worked my butt off to get where I was. I loved life and had a warm vibrant personality and a positive perspective. Friends would always come to me for advice and guidance, but I was definitely naive and way too trusting of people.

I, also, had seen different psychics in the past and was curious of new age which opened the door to me trusting this woman. I thought it was all fun and games and while I grew up Catholic I was overeducated in theology and saw Jesus as a historical figure and a great prophet of God that I greatly admired. I didn't understand that Jesus was literally my saviour.

I bought into New Age beliefs and I questioned if there really was a hell. The devil used this all against me. Let this be a warning for anyone that is thinking of going to a psychic. You just never know who you are going to get. This girl was pure evil as is her entire family who are also in the same business as her near Orlando, Florida and Cherry Hill, NJ.

Now my life is over and without my mind and faith there is no hope for me. I had no history of mental illness but now I am mentally ill and am on multiple medications which do nothing to help. They put me to sleep, otherwise I can't sleep. At night I dream of hell. I used to have the most beautiful dreams. I'd dream that I was flying over the most beautiful beach and I'd see my mom who had passed away. Now I see demons and interestingly enough I see people I've known who are not right with God.

I've come to understand that you could be the most vile person, but if you have faith in a higher power then you are saved. It's truly all about faith. I was a very good person. I always thought of others before myself. I tried to live my life through the teachings of Jesus, but none of that matters anymore. My thoughts are overtaken with selfish and evil thoughts, I don't care about anything or anyone. I can't feel love anymore or even connect with my mom who I loved to the moon and the stars. I am a shell of a person and I don't feel human anymore.

I can't stress it enough. Beware psychics that ask you for money to take negative energy off of you. Anyone that talks about bringing dirt from your house, going to a graveyard to do a ceremony, tarot cards, demons, using your hair, picture, voodoo dolls, spiritual work that is expensive. They prey on the weak and naive. It is all witchcraft. They will hide behind pictures of Jesus and Mary and tell you that they read their Bibles. They will quote scripture and then pull out their tarot cards. Beware. Being a good person won't save your soul and it doesn't make you exempt from evil. It is best to just stay away from all of these things. Rely on your own intuition. No one knows you better than you know yourself. Unless it is a highly respected psychic with a gift from God don't go..and even then it is not good to base your life decisions on the guidance of someone else. Something in my intuition told me this girl was bad news but I didn't listen. I believed in God and I thought that I was protected by things like this. I never in a million years thought this could happen to me. I just thought this was made up stuff in the movies. I was wrong.

Now not only my life is ruined but so is my eternal life. I'll never get to feel love again or see my mom and what I've seen of's incredibly horrific. I can't even think about it to be honest with you. Be grateful for every day and for the freedoms you have for the love and the feelings you are gifted with in your heart. They are a gift from God and can be taken away. I realize that there are 7 billion people in this world and only a handful will go through what I've endured. Many will be attacked by devils, but most not like me, it is very rare. That being said, don't take the chance.

Whatever religion you are, most religions believe in God, a creator, and a story of good versus evil. Stay close to your faith in God. Listen to that voice within. Pay attention to your dreams. If you don't believe in Jesus just try to start. Before my mind got completely messed up, I did believe, I could pray to Him in faith and the love I felt was truly nothing of this world as was Mother Mary. They are pure love. I would give anything to feel Him again. I wish that before this I truly knew the love of Jesus and Mary. I would have prayed all the time just to feel that high and be close to them. This never would have happened to me because I wouldn't have been searching for answers outside of Him, outside of myself.

Truthseeker (Guest) 15/08/2017 19:56
How can you say "Your story is 100% true"?
Laura said her book is "fictional"!
Editor 16/08/2017 10:50
To say that a person can't be truthful because someone else has written a work of fiction is - and it shouldn't need pointing out - an obvious non-sequitur.

Laura wrote: "This fictional piece (with true events included), was written for occultists to read it, as I know they will totally understand it, and pray that they will also see the power of Jesus Christ to rescue out of such darkness."

Many books are written which are fiction based on fact/reality. Indeed what is perhaps the greatest Christian book every written is Bunyan's (fictional) 'Pilgrims Progess'.

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(Guest) 05/09/2017 21:11
Nevertheless, if you mix truth with fiction, who are we to know what parts are true and which are fiction?

(Guest) 09/09/2017 08:34
That is the problem.
People will say with absolute clarity that what they say is true and will call those who doubt them heretics.
What you are left with are competing versions of the truth.
The answer should be an admission that we don't know and shouldn't be so bold as to say that we know the mind of the Lord.
Sleuth (Guest) 14/09/2017 22:51
An astute comment!
If "we know the mind of the Lord" wouldn't we BE God?
Certainly we have His written word,but what a mess many make in the interpretation of it?
Editor 18/09/2017 12:42
Sadly there are indeed many who distort the Word of God.
Equally sadly there are many who deny the work of the Spirit of God.
John 16:12-13
12 "I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
13 "But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.

P.S. There have been previous discussions about the need for both the Word and the Spirit in terms of knowing the mind of the Lord. These discussions can only be accessed by site members and anyone wishing to comment or contribute on this subject should register with the site.
Further anonymous posts on this thread will be deleted.
Editor 22/09/2017 10:20
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(Guest) 06/10/2017 22:03
Good on yer Ed, you tell em!
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