Enya: The Occult Connection

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From day to day, my journey,

The long pilgrimage before me.

From night to night, my journey,

The stories that will never be again

The above lyric is the English translation of the part of Enya’s Book of Days sung in Irish Gaelic.

The first time I heard this song on TV in 2004, even though I was a Christian, it resonated deeply with my sense of aesthetics. Four years later when a Christian friend introduced me to his Enya collection, I dived into them like an excited dolphin. I couldn’t get enough of her music.

Sometimes when I listened to Orinoco Flow, I felt a strange sensation in my spirit, like I was immersed in a body of water.

From experience, I knew what that implied, and I began to check out her lyrics. Right from the first one I read, I could figure out the deep witchcraft codes embedded in them and I made a clean break.

Enya Patricia Brennan is more than just an Irish singer and songwriter born into a musical family. To unwary Christians, Enya’s music is a potpourri of classical, church and folk music with poetic, nostalgic and calming sensations.

To the uninformed, Enya is simply a liberal Irish Catholic who, at most, beautifies her faith with mysticism. But to the discerning, she is on a journey; a long pilgrimage on the Old Ways: witchcraft.

In this article, which is a sequel to the one I wrote four years ago, I will be unraveling more occult connections in Enya’s music, showing that those who identify her as a New Age/occult singer, are not mistaken by any means.

According to a reference work, New Age music emerged in the midst of “the advent of all manner of self-awareness and higher-consciousness trends and fads floating about in the 1970s, and the increasing popularity of non-traditional ideas regarding health and well being.” [1]

New Age stores not only also sell occult books, ‘healing crystals’ and pagan artifacts, but also New Age music – relaxing music that serve as aural companions for whatever occult technique the customer is seeking. It all fits together.

In occult circles, guided meditation is often practiced, in which the practitioner connects with the spirit realm and the spirits therein through the aid of mantra, occult music or drugs.

This occult meditation is aimed at different purposes: relaxation, for pagan breathing exercises, inducing trances, healing and preparation for spell work and witchcraft.

The relaxing music is aimed at fostering mental passivity and mind control which are necessary conditions to get yoked to the demonic realm.

During a spell work, a witch/magick practitioner must be able to use his/her mind to visualize and direct his/her psychic powers to its destination. Thus, they need pagan/occult-themed music to stimulate their minds.

Such music genre could be classical, jazz, or ethnic (such as Celtic), but they are music composed by the initiated and for the initiated. One occult organization even described them as “music of the spheres.” Indeed, the spheres of darkness.

A few examples of such music are Ave Maria by Origen, Mystic Spirit Voices by Lesiem, A Place Without Noise by Wayne Gratz, a number of Yanni’s music and of course, Enya.

Many of Enya’s song weren’t relayed in English language. She also employed back masking so folks who don’t know about the occult wouldn’t notice that she was onto something sinister.

1. Afer Ventus (English translation: African wind) says:

Sea of the Clouds, Umbriel

(Each to their own. Each to it’s own)

Sea of the Rain. Ariel

(Me, myself. Each to their own is dear)

And we go to the stars …

Sea of the Tides. Io. Vela

African wind. Zephyrus

(Each to their own. Each to its own)

Volturnus. Africus…

Estesiarum. Eurus.

(Me, myself. Each to their own is dear).

Umbriel and Ariel, though names for moons of Uranus, actually refer to specific demons. Umbriel is an earth demon often depicted with black wings, while Ariel is a demon of the air.

In Satanism, Ariel is a fallen angel called the “archon of wings” and is said to connect the adept to other elemental spirits.

Io is the name of a female water spirit worshipped in ancient Rome [2]. It’s no accident that Enya says that she moves with the tides of the sea.

Vela is the name of a constellation. It also means “sails (of a ship)” in Latin. Vela represents the sails of the Argo Navis ship which was constructed by the goddess Athena and consecrated to the Roman sea god, Poseidon. [3]

Zephyrus is the Greek deity of the west wind. He has strong ties to Zepar, another deadly demon that is invoked in Satanism, especially by men who seek to bring women under the slave of lust.

Volturnus is the Roman god of the Tibre and is probably regarded as the god of all rivers. He also belongs to the class of Anemoi and is equivalent to the southeast wind. [4]

Africus is the Greek deity of the southwest wind. Estesiarum is a term describing the north winds of the Aegean Sea and Eurus is the Greek deity of the East wind.

So, in this music alone, Enya invokes several “big guns” to take over the listener.

2. Exile (chorus)

I’ll wait the signs to come.

I will find a way

I will wait the time to come.

I’ll find a way home

My light shall be the moon

And my path – the ocean.

My guide the morning star

As I said home to you

Who then can warm my soul?

Who can quell my passion?

Out of these dreams – a boat

I will sail home to you.

You will notice that Enya keeps singing about being on a “path” or “journey.” Modern Witches believe their religion is the old path; and right from their initiation, each step taken upon this path leads towards a greater understanding of the natural world and the divinity that purportedly lives within them.

In witchcraft, the moon, through its phases and faces, is said to guide witches through the mysteries of life. It regulates nature and magick, and when they draw down the moon at their esbats, they are tapping into the pure white mystical light of the moon.

The “morning star” or “torch bearer” epithet is used for their goddess Hecate, Diana/Artemis, and in the Bible, it refers to Lucifer/Satan (Is. 14:12). So, the message Enya was conveying there is loud and clear.

3. Angeles

Angels answer me, are you near if rain should fall? Am I to believe, you will rise to calm the storm?

For so great a treasure words will never do. Surely, if this is, promises are mine to give you

Mine to give you …

Angeles, all could be

Should you move both earth and sea

Angeles, I could feel all those dark clouds disappearing … Even as I breathe comes an angel to their keep…

This lyrical content appears to be a conversation that is carried on with one seeking a guardian angel and promises (pacts) to cement the relationship.

In Wicca and the New Age, they regularly contact their “guardian angels” using altars, candles, oils, incense, crystals, beautiful fabric and statues. Of course, these are demons pretending to be angels.

A former satanist had this to say:

“These spirits of the air known as sylphs are the higher class of elemental forces that take the form of angels and deceive those that are in spiritual [occult] churches. When properly invoked by occult prayer, they could easily compel the lesser demon to evacuate the victim’s body for them to occupy. But as time goes on the victim continues to develop series of problems.

“These sylphs are in categories; some of them are attracted by white candles while others are attracted by coloured candles … These spirits … easily send visions to the mediums concerning governments, nations and people. They disguise themselves like angels of truth, often quote scriptures from the Bible, when the medium is possessed and using the name of Christ as well. Their mode of communication is by whispering in the medium’s ear or meeting them in their realm.” [5]

Occult meditation is the key to contacting these fallen angels and Enya’s reference to an angel visiting the listener as he/she “breathes” in sync with the calming sensation of her music is quite understandable.

4. Smaointe… (Thoughts…)

Listen to me, so sad forever

I am lost without you and your wife

The great love in your life

She guided me. Both of you, be with me always, day and night.

I cry at the great loneliness, tears so sad, and you sleeping in the quiet, green grave. In deep peace. There was happiness but it went away

You followed your husband, the great love in your life. He guided me. Both of you, be with me always, day and night.

From the lyrics, it’s clear that the song is directed to the “Lord and Lady” of witchcraft.

Many Wiccans are duotheists – believing in an eternal mother Goddess who rules over the earth, moon, sky and the sea and her consort, a Byronic Horned God who presides over the sun, hunting, sexuality and vegetation.

In Pagan myths, the horned god dies and is reborn each year, while the goddess descends to the underworld to mate with the Dark Lord. These themes are observed in Wiccan feasts and sabbaths:

“In mainstream Wicca mythology, the Autumn Equinox marks the time of the descent of the Goddess into the Underworld. With her departure we see the decline of Nature and the coming of winter. This is classic ancient mythos also reflected in the Sumerian myth of Inanna and the ancient Greek and Roman legends of Demeter and Persephone.

“In modern Celtic Wicca/Witchcraft, the Autumn Equinox also bids farewell to the Harvest Lord who in the mythos of some traditions was slain at the time of Lughnasadh (a festival marking the beginning of the Celtic harvest season).” [6]

Thus, non-initiates might not grasp the full meaning of what Enya was singing (and it’s not even in English language). Her lyrics also sound a lot like a chant seen on a popular Wiccan website:

“Goddess my shield, my encircler,

Each day, each night, each dark, each light … In my lying, in my standing, in my watching, in my sleeping. Goddess be my strength everlasting.”

5. China Roses

Who can tell me if we have heaven,

Who can say the way it should be;

Moonlight holly, the Sappho Comet,

Angel’s tears below a tree.

You talk of the break of morning

As you view the new aurora,

Cloud in crimson, the key of heaven,

One love carved in acajou.

One told me of China Roses,

One a thousand nights and one night,

Earth’s last picture, the end of evening

Hue of indigo and blue.

A new moon leads me to

Woods of dreams and I follow.

A new world waits for me;

My dream, my way.

This appears to be poetic, but even at that, she brings in some codes which her Pagan or Wiccan listeners can fully decipher.

The two archetypal forms of the horned god of witchcraft is: the Holly king and king Oak. In some traditions, the Holly king represents the bright form of the horned god.

“A thousand nights and one night” is an expression based on a Tarot emblem which typifies death.

Witches believe colour blue stands for devotion, harmony or love while indigo stands for wisdom, insight or spirituality.

Also, they believe the new moon signals new openings or beginnings. So, when Wiccans sight the new (crescent) moon, they begin their spells geared towards new pursuits.

6. May it Be

May it be an evening star

Shines down upon you

May it be when darkness falls

Your heart will be true

You walk a lonely road

Oh, how far you are from home

The evening star is a code for their goddess. She is also symbolized by the five pointed star or pentagram. A New Age and occult researcher, Deanna Conway, wrote:

“Pentacle, pentagram: five pointed star with one point up; symbol of the Goddess in all Her forms. In ancient Egypt, it was the star of Isis and Nephthys; in the Middle East, that of Ishtar. To the Celts it was the sign of the Morrigan. A sign of the Earth Element in Tarot … Repulsion of evil; protection.” [7]

7. La Sonadora

I; the autumn

I; the evening star

I have been an echo

I shall be a wave

I shall be the moon

I have been everything, I am myself

I; the summer

I; the ebony

I am the dreamer

Even though this was sung in Spanish, when you compare its English translation to a track titled “Deity” sung by Wendy Rule – who openly admits to being a witch – you can see the similarities.

It’s here

I’ve followed

A voice

To follow

I am the maiden

I am the mother

I’m the crone

I am the sea

I am the sky

I am the blood

I am the moon

This is not a coincidence. Both women drink from the same poisonous fountain of witchcraft.

8. Epona

Though this music is entirely instrumental, its title indicates who it was dedicated to.

Epona is the name of one of the dark forms of their goddess. Witches praise her as “the white mare, spirit of the wild” whose “hoofs beat on the sand.” A Wiccan scholar notes that:

“Among the Irish, a red horse signified death. Horse deities such as Epona, Medb (the goddess mare) of Tara, and Macha of Ulster (protector of horses) are chthonic divinities of the dead.” [8]

Many Christian fans of Enya – I expect – would argue that since they do not subscribe to pagan beliefs and their use of New Age music is only for the benign purpose of relaxation, these occultic influences can’t affect them. After all, Enya also has a song in which she made references to “God the Father”.

This line of argument may sound fine in theory, but practically, it is false and misplaced. Even in the light of the above evidence, such thinking is muddled and in denial.

The Bible expressly forbids the practice of enchantments (keshaphim) and trafficking in spirits in Deuteronomy 18:10-13.

The rendering of the Hebrew keshaphim is “muttered spells” or “incantations,” rendered “sorceries” in Isaiah 47:9 Isaiah 47:12 , i.e., the using of certain formulae under the belief that men could thus be bound.

God’s Word also forbids sorcery (Greek: pharmakeia) which includes physical objects or magick that impacts the human senses. Enya’s music (and the others like hers) are geared towards controlling people’s minds and bringing them in touch with the demonic.

Notes

[1] “New Age Music” https://www.encyclopedia.com/media/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/new-age-music

[2] Rachel Alexander, Myths, Symbols and Legends of Solar System Bodies, Springer: 2014, p. 190.

[3] https://www.constellation-guide.com/constellation-list/vela-constellation/

[4] Brian Campbell, Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome, University of North Carolina Press 2012, p. 141.

[5] “I Refused Hell” transcript of Monday Romanus Ekeocha’s testimony. Christian Alive vol. 2 no. 14, (2006), p. 2.

[6] Encyclopedia of Wicca and Witchcraft, Raven Grimassi, Llewellyn, 2000, p. 37.

[7] Deena J. Conway, Maiden, Mother and Crone, St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 2003, p. 179.

[8] Encyclopedia of Wicca and Witchcraft, p. 225

Ensnared by Sex

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One of my favourite TV programs was “To Catch a Predator.” It was a reality show made in conjunction with law enforcement agents to track and arrest paedophiles.

Undercover agents would set up profiles of underage girls or boys on social networking sites and enter chat rooms to chat with unsuspecting adults. These conversations are often sexual in nature and the culprits were usually lured to meet the decoy at a specified location.

When the visitor meets the decoy at the location, she (or he) finds a reason to leave the room, then the anchor of the program, Chris Hansen, enters the room, quizzes the paedophile and reads out some of the sexually graphic portions of the chat to make him aware that his online chats were recorded.

Finally, the camera crew enters the room and the pervert is arrested. At that point, you would see the level of shame and degradation that sexual sins bring into people’s lives.

Most of these perverts are not your average gangsters off the street. Those arrested have included a criminal investigator, successful businessmen, a Jewish rabbi, a male school teacher and even a lawyer (who subsequently committed suicide).

One, a Christian sergeant, went on his knees and apologised for his acts, yet he was later re-arrested for exposing himself to an underage girl at a pool.

There are many respectable Christian men and women who are also caught up in unclean sexual habits. They know it’s wrong, they try to stop it, but they keep falling into it.

A letter to a certain newspaper columnist reads:

I’m 60, a Christian and well respected. I look very innocent but no [one] knows that I can ask about 5 girls to come and have fun with me in bed. I have prayed asking God to deliver me from this ungodly act but I cannot stop. Sometimes, I set a day to stop so that I can make heaven but soon I will see another girl and would talk to her again…

Most of the time when topics like these come up, there are Afro-jingoists who quickly position Africa as a bastion of moral values (which incidentally always begins and ends with sex) as against the “morally eroded West,” but the reality is, sexual perversion is rife everywhere.

The Medical Research Council reports that 500,000 rapes are committed annually in South Africa. 25 per cent of South African men have raped someone; 23.2 per cent men have raped more than 2 women while 7.7 per cent have raped more than 10 women or girls.

The report indicated that these rapists were more likely to have had more than 20 sex partners including sex with a prostitute.

Referring to the booming strip club business in Nigeria, a reporter says “their existence, no doubt, has given rise to another dimension in the sex trade.”

During a visit to one, he “observed that while the majority of the guests were paying attention to the erotic gyrations of a dancer on stage, a few others were busy having sex with some of the girls in an adjoining room.”

Internet porn is another giant. PUNCH news (December 1, 2015) reported that Nigerians visit more pornography websites than education-related ones.

A certain porn site had an 113th position while a popular Nigerian university ranked 133rd on Alexa ratings.

Recent Google trends also show that words like “gay sex pics” and “anal sex pics” were mostly searched from Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria and Pakistan among others.

In spite of our ultra religious environment, sex is being thrown at us everywhere – whether through the printed page, fashion, movies, adverts and music with sexually debased lyrics.

The Centre for Research on Health and Care, in a study reveals that “a high exposure to lyrics describing degrading sex in popular music was independently associated with higher levels of sexual behaviour”.

Sex, which ought to be pure and spiritually bonding within marriage, has been warped by hell and crudely distorted even by the very words used to refer to sexual intercourse and the sexual organs.

This is why as Christians, instead of joining the ranks of the hypocritical religious crowd who call for the execution of all sinners, or of cultural romantics who dream for a return to an African society where everyone wore a chastity belt, we have an obligation to reach out to people trapped in sexual sins and “proclaim liberty to the captives” (Lk. 4:18).

What is a snare?

A snare is a trap often used for catching birds or mammals.

The Bible speaks about the “snares of death” (Ps. 91:3), “the snare of the devil” (1Tim. 6:9) and a table (or food) being made a snare (Rom. 11:9). Snares can also have prison houses (Is. 24:17).

A person can be sexually ensnared, in which case he is trapped in a sexual sin he can’t seem to escape from in spite of all his effort.

It becomes a yoke that restricts one’s progress spiritually, mentally, financially, or socially in a divine direction. For example, a man wrote:

I am 29 and can’t explain what is happening to me. From 2012 till date. I have slept with over 1,000 prostitutes. This is beyond me … I have fasted and prayed about this but no avail. This affects my finances and relationship with other girls. I need help what do I do?”

Every snare has its “attraction.” In the same vein, sexual sins have a temporary “benefit” they seem to offer – otherwise, no one would be ensnared by them. But the moment the trap closes, the “benefits” loses its zing.

A disgruntled woman wrote this to Daily Post recently:

I work with a private establishment … My boss is a married man and he sleeps with me at will. He [is only] nice to me when he wants to ask me for sex. Sometimes, he doesn’t even ask me, he will just visit me. No matter how much I resist him, all he wants is to have me laid and the moment he is [done], he dresses up and leaves.

That is a sexual snare. Some women succumb to such office romance with the rationale that it will bring promotion, a higher pay or love.

These “rationalizations” are mental snares – false reasoning that blinds people from the consequences of wrong decisions. They are strongholds that lure people into acts they end up regretting.

I saw this comment on a popular Nigerian blog:

I’m a guy. I have slept with countless men. I really want to stop it but don’t know how to. It started when I was in [the] university. I was so broke and men kept disturbing me after I met one. He introduced me to a lot of his friends, that’s how all the rich men want me … I allowed them [to have sex with] me. That’s how I paid my bills. Now I really want to stop it because I’m working and I don’t need their help again.

His snare was: “Just do it and get some money,” whereas he was entangling himself in a horrible sexual bondage.

When people say things like “the Bible’s view of sex is outdated or impractical,” I’m alert to the mental trap they might be labouring under.

The Bible’s view is relevant because it addresses sexual sins which are still prevalent in modern society. It also teaches that sexual sins defile our body and presenting our bodies “as a living sacrifice” to God is our “appropriate way of worship” (Rom. 12:2).

Some mental snares are reinforced by culture. For instance, many males are raised with messages that indirectly damage their spiritual well being.

Many guys are told that women exist only for their pleasure, hence having multiple partners and sexually “conquering” women is a way to win their respect.

The girl child can also be raised to see her body as tools to get whatever she wants instead of using her God-given brain to positively impact the world.

A common mental snare that keeps Christians in sexual sins is: “I can’t stop it; this is my fate.” It’s a lie of the enemy planted in their minds to keep them bound.

Some in the early Church also once indulged in sexual sins, but became “washed and made holy” and “received God’s approval” (1Cor. 6:11).

The God who delivered them from their sins has not changed. Sadly, many Christians are perpetually ensnared by sexual sins because :

1. They have misplaced motives.

Most people don’t make any effort to quit sexual habits unless it’s threatening their lives, families or reputation.

Many are also trying to strive for sexual morality, not because they love God or want to please Him, but because they are in a serious romantic relationship or are financially independent.

So a good question to start with is: Why do I want to quit this habit? Is it because it’s a sin against God that will take me to hell, or because I want to maintain a good public status?

When Joseph was faced with a sexual temptation, his resistance was not because of STDs or a cultural taboo, but to “do such a wicked thing and sin against God?” (Gen. 39:9). If your motive is lacking the God factor, it’s impure and misplaced.

2. Many are looking for a fast and cheap victory.

They endlessly run from one prayer mountain to another or one pastor to the next because they want fast solutions to a deeply rooted problem. It doesn’t always work that way. Christianity ain’t no magic.

Yes, prayer and fasting are good, but they are not the silver bullets to all spiritual problems. After the fasting and prayer, you also need to deal with the flesh and apply personal discipline.

Your personal prayer life also need to be fervent. You need to regularly read and meditate on Scripture. God doesn’t operate a fast food joint or some 20 naira sales. Spiritual victories are not cheap; they come with much sacrifice.

The starting question is: Are you really born again? There are many church goers who fast and pray and have gone through deliverance sessions over sexual sins yet they are not Biblically saved, and they can’t even explain what the term means!

When we become saved, we sell ourselves to Christ and become His property. We no longer belong to ourselves. We are to become “dead to sin but alive to God” (Rom. 6:11).

We become “crucified with Christ” and “make no provision for the flesh to fulfill” its lusts (Gal. 2:20, Rom. 13:14).

This self-crucifixion is more harder (and takes more time) than casting out demons and sincerely, many people don’t want to take this difficult path, so they conclude that they have “tried everything” and it didn’t work.

3. Many haven’t dealt with the spiritual root of the sexual sin.

Until you address the roots of a sexual problem, you can’t overcome it. Some people are under demonic control and they can’t exercise any self-restrain. Until they admit that and deal with it, they can’t be free.

Some are being externally oppressed by a demonic strongman. He brings them porn they can’t resist; a randy boss they can’t reject; a sexual offer they can’t refuse or a sexual dream that pollutes their mind – especially when they try to become serious with their spiritual walk.

These strongmen must be bound and dislodged in the name of Jesus Christ (Luke 11:21-22).

4. Many Christians still love their chains.

They want to eat their cakes and have it. They want to be free from the oppression and crushing guilt but still want to keep visiting places where they will meet more sex partners.

They hate the acts but they still feed their minds with erotic stories and risqué TV shows or view stuff that re-kindles their lusts.

It’s not enough for us to love good, we must also hate evil as well (Heb. 1:9).

David said “I will set before my eyes no vile thing. The deeds of faithless men I hate: they will not cling to me” (Ps. 101:3).

You can’t hate evil and be entertained or thrilled by it. If it is your right hand that makes you stumble, cut it off (Matt. 5:30).

What that means is that, if a friendship, group, website, or certain entertainment makes you stumble into sexual sin, you need to give it up. When you hate a habit and you strive against it, it will wither. But if you keep feeding it, it will get stronger and pull you down.

I won’t dispute the fact that some people have been helped by psychotherapy, but even if man-made methods can help, the Holy Spirit can help far better.

If you are already saved, you need to mortify the deeds of the flesh by drawing on the power of Christ. Be grounded in God’s Word and whenever the vile thoughts come to your mind, rebuke and demolish them with the Word of God (2 Cor. 10:4).

Occult Music: What Really Lies Beneath?

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I am aware of the hysteria and extremism that have been disseminated about the links between popular music icons and the Illuminati cult. I hesitate to meddle in that area for reasons stated here.

I am not against secular music, and this article is not a witch hunt, but an appeal to discernment.

I define an occult music as music specifically designed to spiritually “benefit” folks in the occult. Most of them are aimed at enhancing occult meditation or rites.

The problem is that much of these music are beginning to gain a wide appeal among Christians, usually due to ignorance. In God’s kingdom as well as in Satan’s, music is important.

In fact, modern witches are taught that music (and dance) is one of the “8-fold paths” for them to grow and mature in their operations.

In some of these occult websites, you will find an array of musicals that are highly recommended for their folks. Such music are either composed or sung by witches and are often charged with demonic “vibrations.”

Occultists work with various entities which they “channel” to produce different abilities – singing, writing, drawing etc. Such arts are demonically inspired and when a Christian feasts on such, he is crossing a spiritual boundary.

A music can be slightly or highly occultic, but generally, they can be easily identified by their lyrics. In the case of folks like Enya, (I loved her music until I began to research about her) who is a Wiccan, the occult nature of their music are somewhat disguised.

For example, in Enya’s  “Caribbean Blue,” she invoked several spirit entities. At the start: “Eurus … Afer …Ventus … So the world goes round…” And at its end, she chanted again: “Eurus … Afer Ventus … Boreas … Zephyrus … Africus.”

Most listeners wouldn’t notice these words because they were masked with soothing percussion.

If you do a little bit of research on the terms: Boreas, Zephyrus, Eurus etc, you will find out that they are names of a class of Greek gods/demons (called Anemoi) associated with the four cardinal points.

Witches invoke these cardinal spirits to bless their “sacred space” during rituals. As a Christian, the spiritual implication of listening to a music invoking demons is dangerous. (Note: I’ve also analysed Enya’s other lyrics here and here).

Generally, music videos convey a message, whether good or bad. But occult music videos typically feature ancient deities, myths, nocturnal/legendary creatures, anarchy, blasphemies against God or Jesus, sexually debased acts, themes revolving around death or torture (and sometimes, visits to the spirit realm), subliminal messages, and occult emblems.

Stefani Germanotta (“Lady Gaga”) has earned a fame in promoting blatantly occult music videos among both witches and non-witches. In her “G.U.Y,” video released last year, she portrayed the ancient myth of Venus being hit with Cupid’s arrow and honoured the dark goddess of witchcraft in various ways.

The Biblical principle of judging a tree by its fruit also applies here. By examining the lifestyle, deeds and statements of these musicians you can know who is in control of their lives (Matthew 7:18).

You need to ask: how do these artistes act on stage?

Are their dressings, dances or hairstyles weird?

Do they bear a sort of resemblance to pagan deities?

What does their stage or album name stands for?

What influences do their music have on people?

Do they admit to having “personalities” within them aiding their abilities?

Do they hint at receiving “inspiration” from an unnamed spiritual source for what they do on/off stage?

The late Michael Jackson was once asked why there are strong sexual overtones in his concerts, he replied:

When I hit the stage it’s all of a sudden a magic from somewhere that comes and the spirit just hits you, and you lose control of yourself. It happens subliminally. It’s the music that compels me to do it. You don’t think about it, it just happens. I’m a slave to the rhythm” (The Evening Star, Feb. 11,1993, p. A10).

We know the Holy Spirit does not act “like a magic from somewhere” or make people lose control. It’s demon spirits that do these.

It has been pointed out that Michael’s persona resembled worshippers of the goddess Cybele called Corybantes.

These men dressed like women; weaved their hair, painted their faces white; were castrated and were keepers of children. They were known to make wild cries or high pitched shrills while they performed their dances and whenever their deity possessed them, they would dance in an ecstatic frenzy – just like MJ used to do.

In a radio interview, Enya was asked what her album The Memory of Trees was all about, she said:

It’s actually from … Irish mythology … it’s derived from the Druids [witches], and they hold the trees as very sacred, so they were very important. So–I thought the title was very strong, but it can conjure up other sort of thoughts for a lot of people…who don’t know the connection with Irish mythology, that they will interpret, you know, their own thoughts with it.”

Apparently, Enya was trying to be more discrete about her occult messages at that time but the picture on this CD showed her dressed in a black robe, resting on a throne surmounted by a full moon.

In witchcraft, this is representative of the motherhood form of their dark goddess.

Someone named Drillskillz wrote on a Nigerian public forum:

Enya’s songs opens up my mind and places me in new realms of existence. My imagination gets quickened and the visions [are] so clear. It’s then I can see into things; into minds and into the earth we live in … I will still keep listening to her songs though they stand the chance of opening you up to forces unknown…

This is how New Age/occult music spiritually influence those who have been initiated. These kinds of people often get violent if you attack their music idols.

The other day, one Christian man from Australia was so angry because I posted an article on Facebook exposing the occult themes revolving around a music artiste who happened to be his hero.

Why a Christian would be blindly defending a sex perverted occultist is beyond me. Such mulish mentality is a reflection of the celebrity worship and lack of discernment that have infected many in the church today.

In the late 90s, a Satanist named Marilyn Manson, released a CD titled Antichrist Superstar which was the top-selling in its first week of release. According to World Report (November, 16, 1996):

“With his stage name taken from suicidal sex symbol Marilyn Monroe and serial killer Charles Manson, this ordained Satanist priest and his head-banging band openly defy every moral principle. Wearing T-Shirts that read ‘Kill God, Kill Your Mom and Dad. Kill Yourself,’ the band celebrates hate, racism, sexual depravity, violence and blasphemy … as they mock God and rant against Jesus. Marilyn [Manson] said: “I’m on my way down … I’d like to take you with me.”

Of course, the “down” he was referring to is Hell fire.

Ozzy Osbourne, a notable rock star, has said in an interview, that it’s impossible for people to go to rock concerts and sing their songs and then say they want to go into their rooms to read the Bible.

Why is this? Because he’s aware that their music lines are meant to spiritually enslave and pollute their fans.

Just as gospel music can be used by the Holy Spirit to open people’s eyes, “turn them from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God” (Acts 26:20), evil musicals do just the opposite. They spiritually blind people, lead them into darkness and push them further under satanic influence.

These musicals compete with one’s knowledge of God’s Word and spiritual growth and should be avoided.