Incubus - Succubus Demon
Sexual demons such as the incubus and succubus are deeply rooted in varied mythologies. The incubus and succubus are a part of Jewish Demonology. The apocryphal Jewish demon queen, Lilith, has a place in Babylonian and Assyrian mythologies as a night maiden (ardat lili), continuing in Jewish tradition as Lilith. She developed earlier in the Babylonia Talmud. Lilith, according to both Jewish and Arabic myths is a succubus.
According to a number of mythological and legendary traditions, Lilith (Adam’s first wife) was cursed by God and turned into a succubus after her refusal to submit to Adam’s authority. Depending upon legend, Lilith is either mother of all incubi and succubae or mother of all succubae only, given incubi are the fallen angels in Judeo-Christianity referenced in Genesis 6 who seduced mortal women/Daughters of men. The Biblical narrative evidences the reality of angelic-human unions. Some scholars have dismissed the angelic view in favor of the Sethite view. The origin of the Sethite view, however, is dubious at best.
During the fourth century, the “angel” interpretation of Genesis 6 had become a source of embarrassment to the Church, which faced opposition by critics of referenced interpretation. Change of interpretation also came about because of internal problems. The departure from the angel interpretation was resultant of celibacy, an institution of the church, and angel worship within the church. Cyril of Alexander, Bishop of Alexandria (412 A.D. to 444 A.D.) replaced the orthodox position with the Sethite interpretation. Centuries of Hebrew scholarship were discarded in favor of compromise, relevancy, and deception.
Before advancing any further, definitions of the incubus and succubus demons must be brought to light. An incubus is a male demon that attempts sexual intercourse with sleeping females. According the Encyclopedia of Secret Knowledge 1870, the incubus is from Late Latin incubāre to lay upon, from Latin incubō nightmare, a demon that lies down on the sleeper c. 1205. Succubus, on the other hand, is a female demon that attempts sexual intercourse with sleeping men. The succubus is from Latin succubāre to lie under, alteration of Late Latin incubus c. 1387.
Nocturnal visitations by these demons are marked by sexually arousing dreams of victim followed by feeling actual weight on the bed or upon their body. In advanced stages the defilement by the demon is as real as a normal physical sexual encounter, although much more violent. After some sort of sexually unpleasant experience has occurred victim will feel great shame and much fear.
Pastoral experience varies in regards to ministering to victims claiming sexual assaults from unseen forces. Some pastors dismiss these claims as products of the imagination while others take these claims seriously on the premises of Genesis 6’s narrative and the awareness of its current parallel in the occult. Contacts in the latter have a long tradition in witchcraft and other forms of the occult and the Old Testament narrative has New Testament support.
It is a matter of divine revelation that God confined a number of fallen angels in the deepest part of hell until judgment (II Pet. 2:4) with everlasting chains (Jude 1:6-7). These verses indicate that an unusual and repugnant sexual sin was committed. To be sure, Jude 1:7 speaks of angels going after strange flesh meaning flesh of a different kind. All fallen angels/demons are wicked and yet many remain active in the world, which takes us back to the unusual nature of this sexual sin. According to K. S. Wuest (Greek Scholar), "these angels transgressed the limits of their own natures to invade a realm of created beings of a different nature” (Wuest/Word Studies in Greek NT). In other words, these watchers/fallen angels mated with humans.
I would caution pastors who dismiss church member claims as being either imaginative or psychological in nature or pastors who hold to the Sethite view in relation to the great deluge. The latter, unfortunately, fosters the notion that angel-human unions are impossible. Recommendations for these pastors include researching cases of willing sexual encounters between demons and humans within the occult - sources are plentiful. Read and prayerfully study the works of researchers such as Drs. Merrill Unger, Kurt Koch, Jacques Vallee, Nandor Fodor, and Chuck Missler. Additional recommended reading includes City of God written by St. Augustine, Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologiæ, Part 1, Question 51, Article 3, and Ludovico Maria Sinastri’s De Daemonialitate et Incubis et Succubis (“Demoniality: Or, Incubi and Succubi”). While we may never be able to understand how this can possibly take place, it is ours to understand that this activity does occur, leaving its victims to suffer in silence. A special note to pastors: salvation stops these attacks.
The number of Incubus/Succubus attacks is rising. In 2012, 13,948 attacks were reported and 80,497 in 2013. I personally attribute this significant increase, in part, with the nearing of Christ’s return. Demons were obviously agitated and manifested themselves during Christ’s earthly ministry and I anticipate the same pattern of behavior for the Second Advent. That said, we must question the motive or purpose that incites these attacks. According to some demonologists and researchers, demons are attempting to produce half-human and half demon offspring. The apparent failure of accomplishing this objective is due to the demonic being incompetent in the matter of our DNA or genetic codes. According to a private source, there have been only two successful attempts. These two “cambions” were born in Europe. According to legend, Merlin the magician was the progeny of an incubus and a nun. However, I hold to a much different position concerning the premise of these attacks. Given the procreation success of the fallen angels in Genesis 6 (pre-flood) and Numbers 13:33 (post-flood), these attacks are of a more personal nature e.g. defilement, degradation, torment, shame, guilt, destruction of body and soul, et al.
Dr. John Raupert in his “Dangers of Spiritualism,” observes that women have been ruined in both body and soul by these encounters. He further writes that the weakening of willpower and the imposition of debasing immorality upon these women affects the nervous system causing insanity in extreme cases. The pursuit of this or any other black magic amusement appears to usurp functions of normal processes.
According to Medieval Christian Demonology, attempts to produce cambions are accomplished by succubi luring men into sex in order for said demon, in the guise of an incubus, to take semen to a woman for impregnation. The incubus and the succubus are the same demon. I, along with other other researchers and biblical demonologists, believe that the existence of female demons is nothing more than a deceptive manifestation. The Greek word for angel (angelos) as found in the New Testament is in the masculine form “os.” Every biblical reference to angels are done so in the masculine gender. An interesting note can be made concerning the appearances of angels in the Bible are in the form of human males.
In Scripture, the use of masculine gender pronouns is primarily a reference to authority – not sex. God refers to Himself in the masculine. Many believe, according to the words of Christ (Matthew 22:30), that angels are genderless or “sexless” on the premise of no marriages between angels and the absence of procreation. However, angels being genderless cannot be proven by this text – it is a stretch to provide this passage of scripture as evidence to this so-called truth. “No marriage” does not necessarily mean absence of gender. In short, incubus and succubus are two faces of the same demonic entity.
Apart from gender, what else do we know about these sexual demons and their nocturnal visitations? Incubus and Succubus
1. Are easy to get rid of.
2. Cause other sexual perversions.
3. Sometimes masquerade as a deceased spouse.
4. Usually attack on in bedroom or sleeping quarts although reports indicate that attacks can take place anywhere.
5. Often attack while victim is awake - dismissing possibility of a dream
6. Often responsible for nocturnal emissions.
We have established the reality of sexual demons by scriptural evidence and indirectly by various mythologies as well as briefly summarizing their modus operandi. The Old Testament account of fallen supernatural beings entering into unholy unions with women reveals something that was so out of the ordinary, it precipated a cataclysmic flood in judgment. No mixed human union ever brought about a judgment of such magnitude by God. This narrative is buttressed by New Testament passages, strengthening the angelic view. I normally do not consider mythologies, but they may very well cloak nuggets of truth by way of colorful stories. These poetic stories serve as a basis for the understanding of our own existence by expressing worldviews. Spiritual and educational in nature, myths pave the way to understanding universal truths, often explaining various phenomena using non-human characters or beings. Studying what may first seem to be a waste of time actually adds to our knowledge of various cultures and of the world as a whole.
Both men and women are being attacked by these demons and they are reluctant to talk about it. Skeptics come from all walks of life such as pastors, psychologists, etc. They assert that the incubus and succubus attacks are products of one’s imagination, emotional or psychological problems, old hag syndrome, sleep paralysis occurring during the hyupnagogic state of sleep, and sundry other sleep disturbances. Given the scope of this article, these “explanations” will be discussed in another writing.
In my opinion, these demons are of a lower rank subservient to higher ranking and more powerful demons. Their primary mission appears to be more demoralizing in nature than one with the end goal of possession. The ease of elimination proves that these demons are no match against the blood of Christ. One who suspects involuntary involvement of such unholy activity should immediately contact a demonologist or believing pastor as repeated experiences are destructive physically, mentally and spiritually.