Actress and director Vera Farmiga portrays famed demonologist Lorraine Warren in the summer horror smash "The Conjuring."
Farmiga and Warren worked closely together while filming the movie. The two of them sat down for a roundtable discussion and revealed some interesting encounters with the supernatural while they were in the process of creating this film that tells the story of the Perron family and how Lorraine and her husband helped them during a time where the demonic manifested in their home.
"The case is of a haunted house in Rhode Island where there was 6 children living there and the father had a job in New York City so he wasn't coming home every night," said Warren to reporters. "There were very bad things going on in that house." more >>
Christian author Jason Lohman just published his true life accounts and research of the paranormal and spiritual with "My True Life Stories of Spiritual Warfare and The Paranormal" in hopes of proving the very real power of Satan to believers and unbelievers.
Lohman wrote this book with the intensions of capturing chilling real life experiences his went through as child through his adult life.
After years of research, the conclusion that became most evident to him is that demons fled from the name of Jesus in the Scriptures. It is through faith in Jesus Christ and the belief that His promises are true that believers can fight against spiritual darkness, according to the Bible. more >>
Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez has voiced support for Leah Remini regarding her recently announced decision to leave the Church of Scientology.
In an interview with People Magazine, Remini's sister explained that the support from Lopez was expected given the two celebrities' longstanding friendship.
"They're best friends, and they're fine … None of her Scientology friends are sticking by her side. I guess you really learn who your friends are," said Nicole Remini Winslow. more >>
The new horror film "The Conjuring" opens in theaters later this week and chronicles the true story of the Perron family, who encountered demons after moving to their new home in Rhode Island during the 1970s. Their home was once occupied by a woman named Bathsheba Sherman who allegedly was involved in the occult, which could have been the root cause of their issues.
Renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren heard about the issues the family was having and investigated the occurrences happening within the Perron home -- a real life incidence that is mirrrored in the film. They eventually diagnosed the problem as demonic in origin.
Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) are devout Catholics in the film who specialize in the spiritual realm. The film is based on the actual experiences of the Catholic couple with the Perron family. The Warrens were also involved in the infamous "Amityville Horror." more >>
Christian magicians are rising to defend themselves against assertions made by a Christian Post columnist that the performance of magic may involve the occult.
They are upset with columnist Dan Delzell's opinion that the U.K.-based magician Dynamo's illusion of levitating alongside a red London double decker bus was real. Delzell related the performance to "witchcraft and contact with evil spirits, and the presumption that the art of magic is a gateway to demonic involvement."
Delzell's column incited a number of Christian magicians to leave comments criticizing his assumption that magic performances are linked to demonic power. These magicians included Jim Munroe, who works with worldwide ministries; Rob Robinson, a Christian magician and mentalist; and Joe Turner, who is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians and served on the board of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. more >>
Developments in neuroscience may one day open the possibility that members of radical religious groups and those who hold extreme beliefs, such as radical Islamists or those who beat their children, may be "cured" of their "illness," neuroscientist Kathleen Taylor said Wednesday.
During the Hay Festival in Wales, Taylor was asked by an audience member to speculate about developments that could occur in the next 60 years with neuroscience. She answered that people with "certain beliefs" could be "treated."
Someone who has "become radicalized" by a "cult ideology" that is not "a personal choice" or "a matter of pure free will," she said, could be viewed as having "something like obsessive compulsive disorder, some kind of mental disturbance that can be treated." more >>