Why I Became a Modern Day Exorcist

Shaman Dao
5 min readApr 22, 2022
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On June 7, 2019, I wrote and published my third public article titled, “How I Became A Modern Day Exorcist.” It immediately got curated on Medium’s platform and picked up by one of the site’s biggest publishers to date.

Almost three years later, demonology is trending on Tik Tok. Where content creators are calling in demons to ask for things in exchange for, you guessed it, their soul. Well, fragments of their soul.

Some of these creators are substituting the ‘soul’ aspect of the exchange for words like effort. “You have to put in the time and effort in exchange for what you ask Dagon the demon and he’ll give it to you,” they say to their followers.

Her/him/they/them pronouns are being replaced by the term, demons. The Satanic Temple challenged the heartbeat law in Texas citing religious freedoms. Did you have a Japanese demoness spirit escaping a 1,000-year-old stone last month in March on your bingo card for 2022? I sure did and there’s more coming.

This newfound interest in demonology brought me back to a meditation one morning in 2018. What was shown to me during that meditation shook me. It wasn’t as if there was more darkness that encroached on our world. We lived in the darkness. What was unfolding was the light uncovering the blanket of darkness. The truth was being awakened in many of us.

It was the beginning of the apocalypse.

Before this is flagged as fear-mongering, let’s get down to the root definition of the term, apocalypse.

According to Dictionary.com, the term apocalypse was first recorded in 1125–75; Middle English, from Late Latin apocalypsis, from Greek apokálypsis“revelation,” equivalent to apokalýp(tein) “to uncover, reveal”

The word Apocalypse has taken a meaning in English apart from the original. It has now come to mean widespread disaster as the Book of Revelation describes such. However, the word actually means “revelation” hence the title of the Bible book in English…



Shaman Dao

I write about practical spirituality and things that go bump in the night. Find out your ‘why’ with The Quantum Why Meditation https://www.shamandao.com/links