Father Malachi Martin (1921 – 1999), a Roman Catholic priest and exorcist born in Ireland and later a resident of New York City, gave a series of interviews during the 1990s about what he calls the “perfect possession” and how common it is among the upper and elite classes. Below, I transcribed the entire five-minute video that’s featured at the end of this post.
FATHER MALACHI MARTIN: What has some to light… it is not so surprising to a lot of people, that there are covens amongst the very educated class. Architects, doctors, lawyers, priests, brokers and the leisure class. And they lead perfectly normal lives. They’re jewel merchants, they travel, they’re prominent in their own way, but they do have this indulgence. It is not very easy to understand except when you talk with them. When they let their hair down and peel the grapes as they say and when they’re on their way to being cured of what they — or healed, is the proper world — you find that there is an exhilaration and a satisfaction which is both sensual and sexual, and mental, when they really indulge in Luciferian worship. There is a peculiar exhilaration…
INTERVIEWER: Like a drug, then?
FR. MARTIN: Yes. It’s a peculiar exhilaration. The godly instincts in us all, the angelic in us all, because we all have something angelic and something godly besides a lot of negative things, that is quenched. And you find in them a horror, a horror, of anything we call sacred, and holy, or sacrosanct. The idea of the sacred, of the awesome… [end of that audio]
FR. MARTIN: Perfect possession is consequent on a very conscious step, a consciously taken step. It’s not something that’s implicit. The perfectly possessed, through a certain graduation, it’s a gradual thing, it’s not suddenly overnight… the devil does not appear with a scroll in the morning that says “sign this and your fifty years of happiness and then you come to Hell with me.” The Faustian picture, you know, Mephistopheles.
INTERVIEWER: Yes, Hollywood is really…
FR. MARTIN: That’s right. And Goethe’s play, and Faust… it’s not that. It’s a gradual thing where the person slowly but surely cedes… concedes, surrenders their will. Every fiber of their will and of their being. And acquiesce closely in it and are rewarded by their master — and utterly conscious! There is nothing implicit about it. It isn’t slid by them. But the total surrender and acceptance of Luciferian beings, that’s what takes place in the perfectly possessed. That is something that cannot be done implicitly or overnight, or by accident. Or be slipped into your life without you knowing it, oh no.
INTERVIEWER: Are there cases in which a possession is not obvious?
FR. MARTIN: That’s right. You know, the typical thing of somebody throwing themselves at the ground and cursing and spitting, and protesting, defecating and urinating and all sorts of — what they’re doing is protesting, saying “help me, help me.” But really, the perfectly possessed, you’ll recall, are those that are completely at peace. And I’ve known several of the perfectly possessed and I avoid them like the pest. And you know them only by almost accidental means. Sometimes… they’re perfectly normal, by the way. They have great business property, they’re married, they have children and wives, they put down responsible jobs. There is nothing wrong there. Now and again, just now and again, it’s as it were, a veil is drawn aside. And you see somebody you don’t know at all. You just don’t know this person, this man, this woman. And there is a completely alien look, a completely alien attitude and they breathe alienation. And you know them if you have a nose for it, you know then that they’re perfectly possessed so there is nothing that can be done about them.
INTERVIEWER: In other words their pact, their deal, they are at peace with and comfortable with their deal.
FR. MARTIN: That’s right. They have passed through the usual Satanist rituals too. The three Satanist rituals — the power of inflicting pain, the power of hating, and the power of burning. Fire is part of the Satanist and the Luciferian development. They’ve passed through those with flying colors.
INTERVIEWER: Father Martin talked of persons perfectly possessed by the devil. You can ignore this question, Father, if you wish. In the opinion of Father Martin, is Bill Clinton perfectly possessed?
FR. MARTIN: [brief silence] No comment.