I grew up in a dense city centre. With so many stars in the open, like I could touch them, I gazed with joy. Overwhelmed by the power of their existence goosebumps rushed all over my body. I could not stop staring, it felt like I was in the galaxy, a Twilight zone, hypnotically traveling a depth beyond the universe, until I felt a mixture of extremely hot and cold chilling pain all over my skin. Then a noise I had never heard before, like the roar of animal predators, with agonizing grunts, growls, and moans. Then I saw my skin under my swollen belly. I tried to scream, but my voice was lost. I couldn’t move. My skin pulled up, forming into a shape like a dog’s anatomy. Then my skin pulled more, and became wolf-like. It was smooth, covering my stretched skin, as if my skin was transparent, pulled until its fur became visible.
Next I noticed a tiger-like one that was peeled and dragged out from the muscles under my stretched skin. It had a thick neck, mighty jaws, with mouth wide open, horrifying front teeth, and molars, it was mooing and groaning. I had seen a tiger on TV before, but this particular one had a wide open monster like mouth. Its long canines were frightening, pointing under my pulled skin. I could see my muscles and my underbelly organs. The dog-like wolf had been pulled from my thigh, the tiger-like one from my kidney. The more they were removed, the more they grew, simultaneously with my skin, like elastic or gummy. They were retching and grunting. An intense invisible power was dragging them out of my body, as if hooked up from their back. They resisted by shredding my muscles with their extremely sharp claws. The tiger-like one went first, then the wolf, changing its looks to a hyena, resisting, moaning and screaming in a child’s voice. I was also crying, trying to holler out loud, but I was suffocating. I was not sure if I was feeling the pain but the looks of the predators—their monstrous faces being pulled together with my skin, and their resistance to leaving my body—frightened me. It was too hot. I was sweating, I wanted to move my hands and feet, but couldn’t. It was like being on an operation table. Then my sweat cooled and I felt fresh air on my face. I opened my eyes and popped my head up. It was morning. The lady near me said, “Good morning.”
I quickly asked her, “Did I scream?”
“No, everything seemed normal,” she replied.
“Did I cry out?” I asked the lady, again.
The lady repeated, “No, you were fast asleep and didn’t even move.”
Yerer selasse, addis abeba
It was crowded. Men were standing on the right and women on the left. All were covered with traditional white scarves. It is a custom for women to dress in white skirts or dresses with a scarf when going to the church. Some men also wear a traditional white scarf out of respect for the sacred church. After the holy ceremony, as usual, Memehre began his outdoor teachings in the Yerer Selassie compound. After his long instructions, he began calling names of common evil spirits, Buda! Zer, Mette, Tekwar, Eyenetila, Lucifer, spirits of the graveyard, AboyMuche, Wesengal. Witched by food. Witched by drinks, sent by air, witched by animal skin, the secret witchcraft, he called many more than I can recall. Some people ran to the front, screaming, others dropped, rolling on the ground, some were carried up by the helping guys with green coats near the stage. Teza snapped and ran to the stage as if something pulled her from her sister and me. Talking so loud and fast, her hands opening wildly, got Memehers attention.
“Hey, you there! What are you?” He asked using his microphone. “Come here!” He ordered. “Who are you? Come here closer!” He shouted. Then waving her hand, she went closer to him quickly, as if pushed from behind. Her attitude was becoming rude and noisy. Her scarf fell. She picked it up quickly and covered her head and face, saying things that nobody could understand. He asked in Amharic, “Where are you from?” He talked directly to the spirit, “Show your face.” He tried to pull the scarf from her face. It resisted. “What language is this, Swedish?” Memehere asked because he had been in Sweden, and it sounded Scandinavian. Facing the crowd with pride, he then asked the sprit again, "Can you speak Amharic?” Still, Tezas “extras” were talking in their own language. Memehere turned to the masses and asked, “Has anyone has come with her?”
Her sister and I came forward, and I said, “Yes, we came from Norway but she can speak Amharic.”
“Aha!” He then asked the spirit in Amharic, “Why are you talking in Norwegian?” and told the crowd with a sarcastic smile, “Even though it is burning, it is just trying to buy more time to cheat his way out.” Pressing again with a harsh voice, he asked, “What are you? Where did you get her?” He spoke in Amharic and it answered in unknown languages.
Suddenly she screamed, “Norway. Norway.”
Memehere explained that the spirits could speak any language, mostly because they don't want to reveal themselves. It takes time to switch. He said, “It is getting stubborn, but the spirit itself got her from Norway.” He continued explaining to the crowd proudly that she was possessed by Norwegian witchcraft or an inherited zer. Then he asked, “Does anyone speak Norwegian?”
I approached in panic and tried to translate Memeheres question and asked, “hvem er du? Hva er dere?” When she started to answer, I couldn't get it, it was too fast. I told the priest I did not understand, and the priest bullied me, saying you Diasporas, you don't speak your language well, you are not either here or there, but stuck in between, which is nowhere. Emigration is the most complex life and he shook his head. I was embarrassed and mad but answered politely. “I speak Amharic, but she spoke in a dialect I don't recall.”
“Hmmm,” he groaned and started to look at Teza compassionately, but she continued in the strange accent. The priest pulled the scarf from her face. She resisted. He ordered it to stop, and then she released, dropped the scarf on the ground. He looked rough now dealing with the spirit and started to look around and call, “Ok, you!?” He pointed at another possessed person. “Stand here. What are you?”
“Lucifer,” answered the other spirit.
The priest turned and told the crowd, “Lucifer is a modern, active, and internationally equipped spirit.” He ordered Lucifer to translate Teza's spirit language. Teza started to insult Lucifer, the other guy's extra spirit, but Memehere ordered, “Stop! Have manners!” And it began to translate. Both made funny gestures.
Then, Lucifer mentioned, it speaks two kinds of Norwegian, Mellonnorsk and NY Norsk. “Which one do you want me to solve?” Lucifer asked with pride. Then Memehere hit him with a Rosary and ordered him to translate. Lucifer continued, “One is old and inherited through the bloodline of nine generations; the last was 110 years ago, when the previous soul remained by a graveyard.”
Then Memehere asked again, “Where did you get her? Why her, in particular, after all these years?”
“She was the right person, a happy one, and I had been waiting for her for more than 90 years, near Petrus Kirke, and she was there at the right time, laughing and too happy. I liked her, loved her. She belongs to me.”
“How many are you?”
“We are only two remaining since you met us in Roma,” said the spirit with regret, then pointed at me, gesturing angrily. The translator spirit ignored the anger of Teza’s alters and continued its translating job. Still, once in a while, the two were nagging each other, Lucifer in Amharic, the other in its unknown language.
One can note that for a while Memehere was having fun with the performance of alter characters, then he ordered them to stop. Sarcastically he mumbled, “Oh my God. Oh God. The alter answers, I found her at the graveyard of Petrus Kirke, where the last bloodroot I followed through the century was buried. They were like my horses. I got what I was waiting for at the right time, at the right place, the right blood. Now you are trying to depart us. I keep her clean for me; my system is a democracy. I love her; she is mine. Nobody can touch or hurt her. I was to save her. If it was not for the cheap evil spirit. In that case, I could not have been exposed, referring to the other kelkelyos evil, this one was cheap. I don't let her stay in the dark, this one likes the night and the cold. Miserable, and problematic with no system. Then Memehere asked the zer, "Are you not evil?”
“Well, no,” he responded. Because the Zer spirits consider themselves as angels but still selfish. “I am more vital, then when you met her in Roma. I was warning, but what is the use? Now we are in your hands,” it screamed in anguish and anger.
Memehere told it to shut up. And asked, “Do you use her body?”
“Yes, I use her eyes, I see what I like or don't like through hers.”
“So you are a graveyard spirit?”
“Yes yes,” it screamed.
“So now you have to speak in her mother tongue and you have nowhere to escape?”
It started to shout, “Kelkelyos. I am Kelkelyous.”
Then Memehere ordered it to depart from her directly, to heal, to collect yourself from her head, form all over her body, and gather on her mouth.
“But not now. I don't leave yet,” it shouted!
The Memere asked, “Which one of you? The zer. Ok, the evil Kelkelyos, gather yourself.”
“Yes, I will go, I will depart. I don't want her any more,” cried the bewitched alter.
The priest told the crowd the Zer is a young spirit. “It likes cleanliness, perfume, candies, flowers, it also likes coffee, it can drink a bottle of perfume, sometimes it can purposely, break the bottles of perfume and lick it, that is why wearing too much perfume can be dangerous,” he told the crowd.
The other one has more than two characters of his own, the witchcraft and the dead person at the graveyard, so she is holding four alters altogether. There could have been more, but the child Zer is a jealous one. Then after his explanation, he ordered, “Ok! which one of you is ready to go? I do not have all day. Get ready, gather yourself to depart directly to hell.”
The spirit was in a hurry to go and said “Yes, yes, yes, I will go direct now that I have no choice.”
“Ok gather yourself. Ok! Kneel down.” Then Teza knelt down. “Go direct to hell, you are not allowed to stay either here or at the graveyard in Norway.”
“Ok, ok, I will go to hell; just let me go.” The power of this gifted man and all the smell of the incense was unbearable and it did not want to stay any more. “I don't want her anymore! Let me go shouted, let me go.”
So Memehere ordered, "Gather to the mouth,” then Teza rubbed her body and put both hands on her mouth. “Repeat after me! In the name of the holy spirit.” The sprit repeated, "In the name of the holy spirit, in the name of virgin Mariam, in the name of the three eternity, I shall move out of her. I will go out direct to hell, I shall move out of her, and I will go out direct to hell.” Then it screamed seven times and departed out. Teza cried seven times hitting the ground with her forehead in slow motion and back up and down seven times. Finally, she laid spread legs on the ground for a few seconds and popped up confused. She saw her sister, and she asked in Amharic what happened. He told her, you spoke an unusual language, Mellomnorsk and Ny Norsk. He pronounced it badly, and she did not get what he really meant. Still, she said I speak Norwegian. Later her sister would explain. “Clearly, one is remaining. He said he loves you. You need to pray hard to depart it.”
“The demon is in love with me?” she asked.
Memheere advised her to be strong.
When reaching the land of the holy, or the area of Tsadkane, the first thing we do is remove our shoes, and we stay barefoot at all times. People put on shoes only when going to the toilet in the woods.
Tsadkane has been a place of Armemou, silent contemplation and holy meditation, for centuries. It is a place of fasting, eating only once in a day only greens but very little, like one boxed hand full, once in a day, like chickpeas or Beso, made of oats or barley, that is all. Usually, people eat around 6 o'clock and won't get hangry. Warm food with ingredients or oil is not allowed. Everything in the entire area is healing equipment, the air, the water, the soil. Some nuns and monks live in the caves in silence. Still, the fantastic thing is that some invisible monks and saints are serving people. If a mad person is brought tied with chains in the area, they will be already captured by the site. It will be unlocked and tied with an invisible flamed chain so they can't run or misbehave. It is on top of a hill with a fantastic view in the evening; the stars look as if they are just close, as if they can be touched. It is one of the coldest lands in Ethiopia.
The air in the evening is chilly. Most evil spirits get exposed when entering Tsadkane. The evil spirit can't bear the quiet atmosphere and the invisible saints, so it reveals itself, but some still try to fight and stay in the body. The extraordinary thing in Tshadkane is that the hidden saints deal with the evil itself, to help cast out the demon, not a priest or Memehere. When invisible, always allow or do the process of exorcism; we can only hear the evil spirit or the person talking and answering; we don't hear the questioners. Meditation and fasting are crucial, and the person has to meditate, and the pride in them must break down. It is like repentance in fasting and silence because pried is the evil's comfort and longer life in the body and mind.
In Tsadkane, most people travel from far. It takes 6 hours from Addis Abeba to Debrerebrhan, all together 7hours from Seladingy, and 25 minutes to Tsadkane. People stay a minimum of 3 days or seven days. But during the fasting month, if one wishes to meditate in silence, one can last at least 14 days. That is because the area itself will secretly realise the person or urge them to tell the heart and mind to leave when it is done or necessary. Nobody knows how it works, whether the healing process is done or not. If the Invisibles urges one to go, no one has the power to stay; the invisible saints have their reasons, nobody knows how it works. One can also be returned from entering the territory. Some people have lived nearby but have never been in Tsadkane. In contrast, people travel from all over the country to get the benefits of the healings.
Tsadekane does not have a church building like other orthodox churches; the temple itself is in a cave, a place of holiness, the dust, the water, the air, the trees all are holly, in the cave, they do their prayer and burn incense and wax candles, and humble ceremonies, not exaggerated like other city churches. The temple is under one of the Tsdkanes hills in the cave. And on different hills, the holy water spring. There are several hills in the territory; Holy water has been pouring from one of the hills top nonstop for centuries, that is where people get to wash or stand under the water, the possessed person himself stand or kneeling under the water, hand clinches, put there head high to be hit by the spring holy water coming from the top of Tsadkans hill.
The possessed or the sick people can scream and talk. Still, it is not possible to see who is near them or who is asking them but alters in the body of the person confess
they say they are pressed and harassed by the hidden saint; sometimes even the person screams saying the chain is burning them, but still, we don't see the chains physically but only when they answer and plead to be released.
A place of peace, harmful dangers animal or insects don’t exist, they have been cast out from all the territory of TsadkaneMariam
It was late when we reached Tsadkane. We rested immediately after we sat up our tent. The following day early at 3 am, we went to the cave mass prayer of Kidan, a worshipping program chanting, blessing, prayers, with incents burning. The deacon was zigzagging, walking around between the people in the small cave temple spreading the smoke of the incents. When it reached around Teza, she started to scream and scream, talking and shouting in Mellom Norsk and Nynorsk. Some were surprised. Still, her sister and I have heard it before. There are others the same. Still, different spirits, hers we know is Zer mostly not easy to depart from as it did previously in Addis.
After the incents and chanting in the cave of Tsdkane for about 3 hours, people go to the holy water where the invisible help the possessed, Teza, has become submissive. Still, she is not herself but hypnotized all the time. Sometimes she comes to her senses, only if she wants to go to the toilet; she talked loudly in the cave in the holy water over the weekend. After screaming, growling crying for three days in Tsdkane holy place, the scorned Kelkelyos left Teza for once and for all. Departed from her, promising that it would never come back to earth forever. It was the most significant operation that the invisible saints did; she is calm, but after a week, 24years of being others, she has never met herself this clear, well farewell to Kelkelyos. Good luck to Teza
The description about Kelkelyos, the graveyard spirit are translated from the book Bemaleda Meyaz 2 written by Memehere Grime Wondemu. Wondemu is an Ethiopian orthodox theology teacher, and a gifted exorcist using traditional Ethiopian chanting church methods. He is known for his knowledge about alters and alien energy, and different spirits—multiple personalities worldwide, mainly Ethiopians and Eritreans.
From time immemorial, most of the most dangerous spirits have been associated with humans because of evil. One of the worst of these is called Kelkeleyos, which means to destroy everything. This is a dangerous enemy and a dark tomb.
Why does it rise up from the grave?፧ The tomb is a place where human life is interrupted, where the dead are silent, where the soul is separated.Witches and sorcerers use spirit mediums to harm others.The main reason they use the spirit of the grave is the display of the dead, immovable, and dead in the crypt. The soul that is called from the grave or the corpse of a deceased person is familiar to a man who shows death's power.
The Spirit that is called from the grave or the corpse of a dead person is accustomed to man, and when it enters the life of a deceased person, it makes him look like a dead man. In other words, he represents the dead man and leaves the living dead person.When possessed by this SpiritSpirit, the SpiritSpirit is easily submissive to them. They are involved in crime by displaying the power of aggression and harm.This SpiritSpirit is an attack on the SpiritSpirit that causes us to stumble in the wrong direction and wastes time and attention.
The way the Spirit is called
They call it the SpiritSpirit in the dust from the grave,In plants, especially from the graveyard, with sprouted and cut plantsIt is introduced into human life as a call, which is presented as a tribute to the drink of catechism whiskey, gin, etc.
Being Possessed from the grave
Another way in which the SpiritSpirit of the grave enters people is through the spirits of the celestial spirits hovering over the graves of the dead.
ስለ ከልከልዬስ የመቃብር መንፈስ አሰራርና ሁኔታ የሚተነትነው ከዚህበታች ያለውአጭር ፅሁፍ የተወስደው እና የተተረጐመው በማለዳ መያዝ ቁጥር ፪ መፅሃፍ በመልአከ መንክራት ግርማ ወንድሙ የተፃፈ ነው።
የኔም አጭር ልበወለድ ከልልዬስ የሚባለውን የፃፍኩት የፍኩት ከርሳቸው ትምህርት እና ከ ፍራምቲደንስ ሊቪንገርአርት ፕሮጀክት ተነሳስቼ ነው።
ከጥንት ጀምሮ በጣም አደገኛ ከሚባሉ መንፊሶች አብዛኛው በክፉት ምክንያት ከስው ልጅ ጋር ሕብረት የፈጠሩ ናቸው። ከዚህም ውስጥ አንዱና የሚብስው ከልልዬስ ይባላልይህም ማለት ሁሉንም ማጥፉት መደምሰስ እንዳልነበረ ማድረግ ማለት ነው። ይህም አደገኛ ጠላትና የጨለማ የመቃብር መንፈስ ነው፡
ከልከልዬስ ከመቃብር ቦታ የሚነሳው ለምንድን ነው? መቃብር የስው ሕይወት የተቋረጠበት የሞተበት ፀጥ ዝም ያለበት ነብሱ የተለየችበት ቦታ ስለሆነ ነው።አስማተኞች ከመናፍስት ጋር የሚገናኙ ሰወች ሁሉ ሌሎችን ለመጉዳት የመቃብሩን መንፈስ በመጥራትና ጉዳይ ፈፃሚ በማድረ ይጠቀሙበታል።፡
የመቃብር መንፈስ የሚጠቀሙበት ዋናው ምክንያት በመቃብሩ ሥፍራ ያለው የሞተ የማይነቀሳቀስና ኑሮው ያለቀበት ማሳያ ነው.። ከሞተ ሰው ከመቃብሩ ወይም ካፈሩ ላይ የሚጠራው መንፈስ ሰውን የለመደና የምት አበጋዝነት ያሳየ ስለሆነ ይህን መንፈስ በቆመው ስው ህይወት ውስጥ በሚገባበት ግዜ ልክ እንደሞተ ስው በቁመናው የሞተ እንዲሆን ስለሚያደርገው በሌላ አነጋገር የሞተውን ሰው በመወከል በህይት ያለውን ሰው እንደሞተ አድርጐ የሚያስቀር ነው።
አስማተኞች ምተሃተኞች ከላይ የተዘረዘሩትን ተግባር ተልኮ እንዲያከናውንላቸው መጅመርያ መንፈስን ከሰውነታቸው ጋር ለማዋሃድ የሚጣጣሩትም ለዚህ ነው፡ ከዚህ መንፈስ ጋር ሲዋረስ መንፈሱ በቀላሉ ይታዘዛቸዋል በሌላው ላይም የጥቃትና የመጉዳት ሃይል በማሳየት ለወንጀል ድርጊት ይተባበራቸዋል ይህ መንፈስ ወደማንፈልገው አቅጣጫ ፈዘን በመሄድ አካሄዳችን ላይ መልካም የሆኑ ተግባሮችን እንዳይከናወኑ በማረግ የተመስረተ የመንፈሱ ጥቃት ነው በማፍዘዝ ሰአት በማባከ የመንቃትና የማስተዋልን ግዜ ያባክናል።
መንፈሱ የሚጠራበት መንገድ፣
በአፈር ከመቃብር ላይ በተዘገነ አፈር መንፈሱን ይጠሩታል፣ በዕፅዋት በተለይ ከመቃብር ስፍራ ላይ በበቀሉና በሚቆረጡ ዕፅዋት፣ በመጠጥ ካቲካላ ውስኪ ጂን ወዘተ ግብር ሆኖ እየቀረበለት በጥሪ መልክ ወደ ሰወች ህይወት እንዲገባ ይደረጋል
ልክፍት በመሆን በቃብር ላይ መላከፍ
ሌላው የመቃብር መንፈስ ወደ ሰዎች የሚገባበት መንገድ በሙታን መካነ መቃብር ስፍራዎች ላይ በሚያንዣብቡ የከልከልዩስ ጋኔን መንፈሶች አማካይነት ነው ይህ የመቃብር ላይ ልክፍት የሚባል ነው።