Exorcist says active sacramental life isthe ordinary means of keeping the evil one at bay.
Mary Frances Myler NewsMarch 20, 2023
When he was a child, Stephen Adubato asked his parents for a Ouija board. Several of his relatives dabbled in magic, and he had become interested in experimenting with occult practices.
Adubato’s family bought him the Ouija board, and he began communicating with spirits who presented themselves as his relatives.
“They say very sentimental things, like ‘I miss you,’ and ‘I love you,’” he told the Register. “But when you start asking questions, they begin to say darker thing — vulgar curse words or sexual things.”
Experiences like Adubato’s are becoming more common, as interest in occultism and related things like astrology are reportedly at a decades-long high.
Social media has become a significant medium for creating and sharing content that promotes occult practices and beliefs, especially among young people. With more than 1 billion monthly users, TikTok shares content by presenting users with videos that the algorithm predicts they might like, which means that users can see content without directly seeking it out.
While researching TikTok spiritualities for her undergraduate dissertation, British scholar and writer Esmé Partridge began documenting the phenomenon of “WitchTok,” a subculture on TikTok where self-described witches share occult content.
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