I wanted to share this story as a single post but reconsidered because compressing this story would have meant compressing the truth. This series will chronicle my induction, my personal experience as a satanic worshiper Â and my conversion to Christianity.
I grew up in a Catholic home. I had my infant baptism, received my first Holy Communion and was confirmed in a Catholic church.
My parents were staunch Catholics which was why they sent my siblings and me to a missionary school to be trained by Rev Sisters.
Part of the training involved waking up at 5.30 am to attend the Morning Mass on a daily basis. To me, it was a chore and monotonous. I never looked forward to it!
Due to this reason, I rebelled. I wanted to experience the other side of the divide. I hated being restricted from asking questions, so I started researching and secretly considering an alternative.
A day before I completed my one-year youth service in Enugu Nigeria, I received a present from my boss. It was the book â€œIn the Light of the Truth” by Abdrushin. I devoured all the volumes and even agreed with the writer on certain points like Reincarnation.
There were still some gaping holes after I read the book. I still wanted to understand more about the universe, the potency of charms, how spiritual power is acquired, how demonic spirits think, why they attack humans, etc.
I wanted to understand the Traditional Igbo religion and why Christians consider them evil. Sincerely I thought, the only way to get the answers I sought was to become one of them.
This was how I started my journey into the satanic kingdom.
It all started with a joke and it was as if an unseen force directed my footsteps to a place where would get answers to my questions.
My best friend who came over to spend a couple of days with me told me how she got accurate palm readings from my landlady who was an ezenwanyi (chief priestess).
I never believed in palm reading, to me it was a superstitious belief. however, a part of me wanted to give it a try. So out of sheer curiosity, I went to meet the ezenwanyi for igba afa (divination).
Prior to this time, Iâ€™ve had lots of life experiences which felt surreal. My friend told me the ezenwayi can â€œsee the beginning from the end”.
It was too good to be true so I went to meet the woman with hopes of getting closure and to verify my friendâ€™s assertion.
To my utmost surprise, I got the answers to my questions. She narrated my life history to me but I was also shocked to hear that I was an ezenwanyi just like her. (Ezenwanyi is an Igbo name for girls meaning A woman who has power like a king)
The demonic spirits ministering through the woman instructed me to relocate to my village and set up a shrine and that if I refuse, they will strike me with madness.
I was dazed and utterly confused. I thought to myself: â€œWhat did I get myself into? How will I quit my job as a professional and take up this spiritual role which will add no meaning to my life?”
There were so many questions racing through my mind: â€œHow do I explain this to my parents? How do I handle this super-imposed solitary life?”
The questions were endless. At that juncture, I hated this religious adventure I started. I sat there with tears streaming down my cheeks as the woman started giving me their rules and regulations which included:
1. I must only dress in red or white clothes.
2. I must not use my towel after bathing especially on Eke market days.
3. I must NEVER wear a black outfit.
4. I must build a mini shrine in my bedroom.
5. I must pay homage to Satan in a river every first and last week of the month.
7. I must not allow people to touch my hair.
8. I must not perform any magic without consent.
9. I must vacate my bedroom for them for 8 days during my menstruation.
10. After my menstruation, I must perform a sacrifice before I enter my room.
11. I must not go to any hotel for whatever reason.
12. I must make monthly sacrifices to my chi (personal god), mkpuru iyi uwa (destiny), ndi ichie (ancestors), ndi mmiri (marine kingdom) nne nwanyi mmiri Â (the Queen of the coast who is usually a python), anyanwu na agbara (the sun), ala (earth) etc.