A demon is a supernatural and vengeful being historically ubiquitous in myths, occultism, religion, folklore and fiction.
As against the belief that demons do not exist by some school of thought, Dr Richard Gallagher; a professor and psychiatrist from New Zealand has a different view. He was quoted saying ‘I have encountered demons, they are very bright, more brighter than humans, they speak every language and they have been in existence for a millennia, so I believe they are real’ he concluded.
Cults can be described in modern English as social groups characterised by an exceptional common interest, religious, philosophical and spiritual beliefs in specific goal, object or personality. A clear definition of the term ‘cult’ is often argued among academia and dominant cultures and bone of contention in the circle of scholars in different fields. Cult groups usually differ in size as some may be locally formed with a small member ratio while others are huge with millions of members across the globe. A common cult method in New Zealand is dowsing; which is known as ‘water witching’ or ‘water divining’, this method of occultism involves the use of pendulums, sticks and metal rods to find water. These objects are believed to move, cross or twitch when they come in contact with water. Some cult organisations in NZ include:
Global Church of God
Founded in 1992, this organisation bases its belief on the teachings of Herbert W. Armstrong. A breakaway faction group from Worldwide Church of God; a former cult group founded by Roderick. C. Meredith.
Godfuel Media Ministries
An occult organisation that focuses its beliefs on the teachings of Ben Dunn, Bill Johnson, John Crowder and Extreme Prophetic.
Grail Movement Foundation, NZ
An organisation that publishes, propagates and disseminates the teachings and beliefs of the ‘In The Light of Truth’