“Moon Knight”, an upcoming Disney+ series, which will air in March of 2022, gets into Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Is DID a clinical issue or demonic possession?
As of the writing of this article, Disney/Marvel Studios has released their trailer for the upcoming Disney+ series “Moon Knight”.
Here’s my take on the whole trailer…the TLDR version:
This series sets up the origin story of “Moon Knight” (aka Marc Spector) who, in addition to dealing with his newfound powers, also contends with Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder). For me, this series will bring to the Marvel Cinematic Universe an introduction to something that is as old as the Bible itself, demonic possession. Is this a good thing? Well no, no it’s not. Before I go on, let’s discuss the clinical name for demonic possession – Dissociative Identity Disorder.
So, what is Dissociative Identity Disorder, or DID?
“Dissociative identity disorder (DID), previously known as multiple personality disorder (MPD), is a mental disorder characterized by the maintenance of at least two distinct and relatively enduring personality states. The disorder is accompanied by memory gaps beyond what would be explained by ordinary forgetfulness.” ~source: “Dissociative Identity Disorder – Wikipedia”. En.Wikipedia.Org, 2008, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissociative_identity_disorder. Accessed 20 Jan 2022.
Roughly 1 to 2 percent of the population meet the criteria for DID. It is most often brought about through severe psychological stress in childhood, most often ritualistic sexual or physical abuse. Throughout treatment, the average number of “personalities” can range upwards of 13 to 15, and some can go up to 100 or more. Other conditions that often occur in people with DID include post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders (especially borderline and avoidant), depression, substance use disorders, conversion disorder, somatic symptom disorder, eating disorders, obsessive–compulsive disorder, and sleep disorders. Self-harm, non-epileptic seizures, flashbacks with amnesia for content of flashbacks, anxiety disorders, and suicidality are also common (Source: Wikipedia). Symptoms displayed beyond multiple personalities can include mental/physical disorders, self-harm, violence towards others, suicide, illnesses that occur where the physical body is healthy, and many other examples.
For me, my experience with the demonic going back to what I used to do in the occult, as well as reading through Scripture, leads me to assert that the westernized name we have given (DID) is demonic possession. Many within the Christian faith, including Pastors & Priests, have defaulted to this westernized diagnosis as opposed to fully trusting in God’s Word. Because of this, many suffer through the horror of oppression/possession.
So, let’s go into Scripture and find some results of supposed DID and how it was dealt with.
Legion (Matthew 8:28-34, Mark 5:1-20, Luke 8:26-39)
Most Christians and non-believers know of the man who contained “Legion”. Legion was not a name, but the sheer number of demons that inhabited a single man (…“My name is Legion; for we are many.” ~Mark 5:9). The entire hoard of demons was cast out by Jesus and entered a herd of pigs. In the account, the man was found to have incredible strength, did self-harm, had multiple personalities, and other traits that would fall under the Dissociative Identity Disorder classification (as well as the related disorders listed above). The thing that is different is that Jesus recognized the demons, got rid of them, and the man was completely healed.
In other words, it was demon-possession, not clinical depression – to turn a phrase.
The boy who threw himself on the fire (Matthew 17:14-21, Mark 9:14-29, Luke 9:37-42)
In this instance, a demon-possessed boy suffers from epilepsy as well as self-harm (…and often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him…~Mark 9:22). Other books that describe this account give more details, but the clear cause is demonic and not DID.
These are just two instances where the characteristics of demons would be classified with Dissociative identity disorder (DID), or any of the other disorders listed above, which also includes epilepsy.
“Moon Knight” and the approval of demonic possession.
Movie trailers will often have scenes and dialogue that won’t be found in the final cut, but there were several quotes that I found quite interesting in the trailer:
- “I’m losing it.”
- “I can’t tell the difference between life and dreams.”
- “It must be very difficult, the voices in your head.”
- “There’s chaos in you. Embrace the chaos.”
Over the course of many years, I’ve noticed a growing acceptance of “living with” (embrace the chaos) said “personalities”. Moon Knight fully endorsed – from a Christian perspective – the acceptance and even the celebration of demonic possession. The comics and the series have shown and will show “advantages” to acceptance, such as powers and doing good to help others, not to mention supposed power gained by cooperation.
This is quite obviously a lie and perpetuates the willful ignorance and capitulation of demonic possession, which is quite prevalent throughout the world, especially in this country. Christians, as a whole, ignore this growing threat and comply with the clinical diagnoses, which is westernized nonsense. This attitude from non-believers is one thing, but coming from Christians is quite another. We have been given authority by Christ Himself to break the bonds of demonic oppression/possession in others (Mark 16:17-18), so that they can experience the Love, Grace and Power of God through Jesus Christ, which leads to Salvation by Grace through Faith. Christians who don’t help others in this type of bondage will one day have to answer to Jesus.
Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is nothing more than a modern word used as a substitution for demonic possession, and Disney+ is milking it for all it’s worth.