PU writes: “Do you know of the computer game Wizard 101? My 20 year old daughter has been playing this game for many years and insists it is just a fun game. I was wondering if there are actual spells in this game like there are in the Harry Potter books. And how innocent is this game?”
In 2009, Susan Powell, a young Salt Lake City mother of two disappeared from her home, never to be seen or heard from again. When her husband, Josh, came under suspicion for the disappearance and possible murder of his wife, he moved to Washington state. With the children sent off to live with Susan’s parents during the subsequent investigation, the family home was left empty.
An Italian politician is convinced that he’s been cursed by the father of a woman he once publicly disparaged and is threatening to call the Pope directly to demand an exorcism to be free of the hex.
SM writes: “Many years ago before I knew what Reiki is about I bought a CD of “new age” relaxation music. I bought it on the strength of the sample one could listen to in the store, but the CD was marketed as being good for background music during Reiki massage. It was clearly created with the intention of being used during Reiki, given the packaging and liner notes. Do you recommend that I get rid of it?”
DP writes: “Didn’t you all say that The Secret Garden movie from 1993 has a scene wherein the little girl does something that has its involvement with black magic? This was not in the original book, but was added to the movie. Also, what about the sequel to the movie? Should that be avoided, too?”
Regardless of how appealing they might appear, spirit mediums are engaging in one of the most dangerous practices – contacting the supposed dead – and often do so in rooms full of people who are all at risk for infestation from the “dead relatives” they allegedly contact.
Father Dwight Longenecker is reporting on a Swedish rock band that openly professes their devotion to the devil and who recently splattered their shocked audience with pig’s blood poured from the skull of a goat – and no one complained!