Shirley asked:

What if someone curses you? What should you do to get away from that?

Sharon Lee Giganti replied:

"You can very much pray for protection against that kind of thing. People always want to know, 'Can somebody really put a curse on you? Is that just superstitious nonsense?' and, 'It's just ridiculous. Don't evern worry about it,' or, 'Can negative effects really come from curses?' And the answer is both yes and no. But listen to what the yes and no is.

I think Father José Antonio Fortea, who wrote a book called Interview with an Exorcist, I believe that he said it perfectly: nothing can happen through any person's magical powers. Not of their magical power. That kind of thing does not exist. So what power is it that can have a negative effect on you if someone did try to, through magic or sorcery give you negative effects in what we usually call a curse, a spell or a hex?

Well listen to what Father Fortea says, 'Strictly speaking any paranormal affect achieved through magic is accomplished through the intervention of demons, not as a result of a particular person's magical powers. Even if those who practice magic: witches, sorcerers, seers, et. cetera, even if they deny it or unaware of it, the devil is behind all their works. And the very magic that they practice in the end opens them up to demonic influence and even possession.' So is there a need for caution here and cleansing? Absolutely. Once you are under the protection of the savior, God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit do you need fear a demon under every rock? No you need not. Jesus even says, 'He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.'"

[Editor's note: Sherry goes on to provide a prayer you can use at Catholic I have quoted the prayer in the Source material section below.]

"Father Gabriele Amorth has said many times in interviews, 'What is the number one cause of demonic possession?' You think he's going to say something like going to a medium, playing with a ouija board? Well those all can be very dangerous indeed. But surprisingly he says, curses. People in acting a curse against you, or people involving themself in trying to get someone a curse or a hex. In our Western culture this sounds some times so ridiculous ... We need to understand that there are some parts in the world where this is considered okay and where it is a part of their spirituality and their upbringing and their teaching ..."

Shirley asked:

I have negative energy coming straight to my eyes. What is that? Sometimes it burns me.

Sharon Lee Giganti replied:

"Many people do not know that the demonic realm, we're talking about fallen angels, they are real spirits, they are real beings. Unfortunately they are evil beings because they rebelled against God and we call those demons ... Even in the Catechism when you look under angels and this you read that the demonic beings do have the power to transmit to your mind thoughts and images and some times memories. They do this to torment people or to usually tempt them. To tempt them to sin to bring them to despair. Anything to get you all wrecked and ruined so that you are not able to reach our goal which is heaven, union with God. Well guess what? You can be protected from every bit of that. There's a prayer on this website called a Canopy of Protection.

[Editor's note: Sherry reads another prayer from the website. She also recommends a possible doctor visit for issues with the caller's mind and her eyes.]

Source material:

Breaking curses prayer quoted from Catholic
"In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, by the power of his cross, his blood and his resurrection, I take authority over all curses, hexes, spells, voodoo practices, witchcraft assignments, satanic rituals, incantations and evil wishes that have been sent my way, or have passed down the generational bloodline. I break their influence over my life by the power of the risen Lord Jesus Christ, and I command these curses to go back to where they came from and be replaced with a blessing. I ask forgiveness for and denounce all negative inner vows and agreements that I have made with the enemy, and I ask that you Lord Jesus Christ release me from any bondage they may have held in me. I claim your shed blood over all aspects of my life, relationships, ministry endeavors and finances. I thank you for your enduring love, your angelic protection, and for the fullness of your abundant blessings."

Canopy of Protection prayer quoted from Catholic
"Dear Lord Jesus, please forgive me for all the times I have not submitted to your will in my life. Please forgive me for all my sinful actions, making agreements with the enemy, and for believing the devil’s lies. I now submit to you as my Lord, dear Jesus. Now I break every agreement that I have made with the enemy. Lord Jesus, please have your warring angels remove and bind to the abyss all demons and their devices that had access to me because I believed their lies. I now ask you to establish a hedge of protection around me, over me and under me, and seal it with your blood, Lord Jesus Christ. I now choose to put on the full armor of God and ask that you cleanse me and seal me, body, mind, soul and spirit, with your blood, Lord Jesus Christ. Please have your warring angels bind up and remove all demons, their devices, and all their power from within this protective hedge and have them sent to the abyss. Please have your warriors destroy all demonic, occult or witchcraft assignments directed against me including all backups and replacements. Please have your warriors remove all trafficking people and send them back to their own bodies and seal them there with your blood, Lord Jesus Christ. Please have your angels stand guard over me and protect me from all the attacks of the enemy."

Interview with an Exoricst by Fr. José Antonio Fortea


Catholic Answers, "The New Age Deception" (San Diego: Catholic Answers, 2013)

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Show air date: November 27, 2013

Name of show: The New Age Deception

Guest comments by: Sharon Lee Giganti

Question appeared in show: 16:48

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