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Aerosol spray and kleenex on canvas, two coffee and 3 cigarettes. Please listen to this song watching and reading the text for to catch the feeling [link]

This one is dedicated to Andromeda84 [link] for the amazing support!

Belief in the possibility of demonic possession has waned since the advent of sophisticated medical knowledge. What had previously been considered to be examples of control of an individual by a spirit or devil are now commonly accepted as numerous forms of mental illness, easily explained by nervous system activity. If all types of behavior (including emotional states and cognitive states) are produced and mediated solely by the brain, there leaves no potential for such a phenomenon as demonic possession to exist and such cases would clearly be instances of various illnesses. However, neuroscience has not yet been able to explain all of the characteristics common to purported cases of demonic possession.

A possessed individual is typically characterized by having strange physical ailments or disfigurements; verbal outbursts, mostly obscene or sacrilegious in nature; violent behavior and vulgar behavior; bodily spasms and contortions; ability to speak languages never before studied; self-mutilation; "superhuman" abilities such as psychic abilities, abnormal strength, or an ability to perform behaviors out of the realm of human possibility such as levitation; cessation of normal bodily functions for periods of time, including breathing and heart beat; and a pronounced revulsion to symbols, places, people, objects, and ceremonies having any religious context.

Other phenomena associated with the presence of a demon include an acrid stench; marked decrease in the temperature of the room which a possessed individual occupies; writing appearing out of nowhere; sounds and voices arising from nowhere; and objects moving on their own and destruction of objects in the room, without anyone having laid a hand upon them. Despite the striking quality of this description, the expansion of the fields of medicine and psychology has led to diagnoses other than demonic possession for individuals who present circumstances similar to those mentioned above. These sorts of cases are now readily explained in terms of abnormal functioning in the brain and nervous system.

There are various disorders which may mimic demonic possession; these include schizophrenia (and other periods of psychosis), dissociative identity disorder, and Tourette syndrome. Schizophrenia is characterized by the presence of delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, disorganized or catatonic behavior, affective flattening or inappropriate emotional responses, avolition, and alogia. General psychotic episodes, such as might accompany mood disorders, can also closely simulate a state of demonic possession by hallucinations or delusions.

The delusions can be ones of thought insertion, thought broadcasting, delusions of guilt, delusions of grandeur, such as being God (or a demon), or delusions that God (or a demon) is speaking to the person and giving commands for a special mission. The resemblance between several of these criteria and demonic possession is rather striking. The inappropriate emotional displays seen in psychoses correspond to those frequently documented in cases of demonic possession where the possessed individual expresses either flattened affect or outbursts of extreme affects; a possessed individual will often laugh at situations which are morbid, such as injury to another individual, or crying and screaming when there appears to be no appropriate stimulus for such a response, such as being presented with a crucifix or holy water.

Psychosis is generally thought of as a break with reality; society will frequently consider individuals who believe themselves to be possessed as delusional and not "in touch with reality." An individual who appears to be possessed and claims to be a demon may be viewed as suffering from a delusion of grandeur. Family members and friends caring for possessed individuals can become extremely disturbed by the state in which the individuals present themselves and often request an exorcism as a last resort. It is possible that the possessed initially suffers from a delusion and eventually convinces loved ones that thepossession is real. Individuals who suffer from schizophrenia predominantly marked by catatonic behavior often arrange their bodies in bizarre or inappropriate postures for long periods of time; they frequently engage in stereotypic motor activity or have very prominent mannerisms and facial expressions.

Conversely, these individuals might refrain from any movement whatsoever for prolonged periods of time, as if in a trance. This might be similar to the bodily contortions and exaggerated expressions of emotion noted in cases of demonic possession, as well as to the hypnotic-like state observed in possessed individuals. The superhuman strength often exhibited by individuals who are possessed might be explained by the presence of a bipolar disorder; bipolar disorders are frequently accompanied by psychosis, particularly during the manic episodes. Manic individuals exhibit abundant amounts of energy and often have abnormal strength, similar to what can be seen in an individual who is possessed. Another disorder which has frequently been misdiagnosed as demonic possession is dissociative identity disorder, formerly known as multiple personality disorder.

The criteria for this disorder is the presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states, each with its own way of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about the environment and the self; at least two of these personalities or identities recurrently take control of the individual's behavior; and an inability to recall important. Conversely, these individuals might refrain from any movement whatsoever for prolonged periods of time, as if in a trance.

These are behaviors that are commonly observed in individuals who are reported to be possessed by a demon; individuals who are possessed may be unable to feel pain in certain areas of their body and some of the distortions involved in possession include eyes rolling back and seizures. Another disorder that has probably been mistaken for demonic possession throughout time is Tourette syndrome, characterized by multiple motor and vocal tics.

Motor tics can range in complexity from eye blinking to sticking out the tongue to rapid jerking of the body and writhing. The vocal tics can be sounds such as coughing, barking, growling or repeating words and phrases over and over again. Perhaps the most well-known symptom of Tourette syndrome is coprolalia, the screaming of obscene and foul language. The concordance of the putative biological causes of schizophrenia and Tourette syndrome seem to imply some type of connection between the two disorders, and the phenomenon which they both imitate, i.e., demonic possession. It also lends credence to the belief that the brain is responsible for types of behavior which may initially seem remarkably beyond the realm of normal human behavior.


However, there is quite a bit about supposed demonic possession which cannot yet be explained by biology. This category includes such phenomenon as levitation, wounds appearing upon the victim that have not been inflicted by the self or another concrete source, knowledge of languages never before studied, sometimes never even heard, and psychic abilities such as knowing facts about other individuals that have never been met. In addition, the accompanying situations related to the area around possessed individuals do not seem to be explainable in terms of the brain or any aspect of biology; science cannot yet explain the distinct decrease in temperature of the room the individual occupies, the appearance of writing and sounds from an unseen force, and the movement of objects on their own. One can come to two conclusions when faced with this evidence.

What is currently known about science cannot fully explain every situation reported to be a case of demonic possession, at least not by the methods which science currently employs. Until science can explain each detail, if indeed it ever can, one cannot dismiss the possibility that demonic possession is a real and true phenomenon.
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Babylonia666 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional
Stunning work! Black Rose 

Many Christians today use the term "demonic possession" but based on my studies, the NT Greek "demon-possessed" doesn't even exist. You could find the word “daimonizomai” or “daimonizomenos” and it is usually translated "demonized." This basically divided Christian scholars. Most of them prefer the term demonic oppression. A demon comes from the Greek word “daimon” and it means intelligent being. It does not mean fallen angels or evil to me. It is all about the mind!

Again amazing work!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yes i know the word, but you made me search for learn more about it. Is so beautiful to learn and talk about this things. YouŽre so sweet as gentle, please dont stop to comment, iŽll love to know your point of view of my concepts.
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MoniCarlo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're gallery is badass!

This one is my favorite
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Damn girl im so glad you like it!!! Thank you so much!!!! Im glad you like my creepy style!
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MoniCarlo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It really is awesome. Everyone has their inspiration and muses, and yours is on the darker side which I like
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Really? You dont know how you made my day with that comment. YouŽre the COOLEST. And im happy to know you like my art, because i adore yours too. So thank you!!!
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MoniCarlo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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ThePeanutButterfly Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I love it :)
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
YouŽre so sweet, thank you!! IŽm happy you like it!
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WhiteOrchyd Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So much hair, I love it haha.
It looks so soft and real, really nice work.
So, her lips are perfection, that smile is so pretty, I really am dazed by this one.
What is the wierdest, she looks so fucking happy and calm, I love her empty stare, that pose is a pure perfection,
I love it, I love it, I love it.
Your monsterish mind is brilliant, and your hands and fingers even more because they are making this beauty.
And your demons in a form of coffee and cigarettes are helping too.
Andromeda got one amazing painting, for real. Good for her.

You nailed it again, keep it HC cause it suits you well.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D you know it all, my rockstar!
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Rama-Kay Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow!!!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D THANK YOU!!
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FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the things I love about your work is that you spend a great deal of time researching your idea and putting it into the comments. I don't know if you do this for the comment's sake or for the inspiration to create the work but either way I love reading your comments on your art as much as viewing it.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
To be honest, sometimes i had an image in my twisted head and then iŽll search for some info, and sometimes i read something and i paint about it, thereŽre tons of amazing and creepy stories, from ancient cultures to science.... so iŽm so glad you enjoy reading it!

As you can see, i try to go more than meets the eye, i dont want to show just a image, i want to show a concept, and the music and texts are so important!! Thank again for that amazing comment!
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FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks again for reminding me about your music I can see how it would really make a difference in how one views your work. I can't wait to see/hear/read what you come up with next.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
DonŽt worry, youŽll see more sooooooon! :D I make my own songs, so is an amazing extra!
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FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't wait to see and hear. :D
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ravenlael Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student General Artist
one cannot believe what people call as a "demon" or "possession" if she/he never experienced it (by experience, i mean bad experience), sad truth it is :shrug:. I don't believe in "mental illness".

aside from that, i am awed by this artwork.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Interesting point of view, hope youŽll comment my next ones! Thank you so much for that comment!
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ravenlael Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student General Artist
your welcomes! :la:
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Aeschmadeava Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013   General Artist
again a good job coffee man;)try to paint with coffee.Im sure the colors will be great!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Coffee man hahahahahaha i love it!! :D I tried it, and it sucked!!! :D To be honest... i drank it all before to paint!! :D
Thank you so much my sister, glad you like it!
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Aeschmadeava Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013   General Artist
yeah,just use some brushes,instead of drinking it :p
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahahaha i dont use brush, i use kleenex!! :D Ok iŽll try it, maybe i can spit it and make really creepy faces! :P
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Aeschmadeava Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013   General Artist
:thumbsup: :)
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Aeschmadeava Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013   General Artist
i like coffee on paper:)
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Did you tried it? :O
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RosenrotOhRosenrot Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your art just gets better and better :hug: reminds me of Living Dead Girl - Rob Zombie :)
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow thank you so much for that beautiful comment, i missed you! And iŽm so happy you like it!!! IŽll take a look to that, iŽm not a Rob Zombie fan but i love his art!
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RosenrotOhRosenrot Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries just the truth :D aww missed you too! It's a great piece :) I love his music and his art :)
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Blackbirdmotel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Creepy!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahahaha the best compliment for me! Thank you!
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Blackbirdmotel Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi! What are you reading, these days?
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You should to read this one [link]
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rosy-GingerPear Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student
Wow... That's disturbing, but it's the point ! You caught greatly the idea of possession, and it's just amazing ! o_o
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D I love that comment! Thank you so much!! I wanted to show it, so if you felt it, then you made my day!
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rosy-GingerPear Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student
Awesome ! :la: You're more than welcome !
And great picture again \o/
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xXxAssassin1401xXx Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
I have yet to hear about an event where writing appears on the walls without anyone doing so.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Interesting one! :D
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xXxAssassin1401xXx Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Have you heard of anyone witnessing of such a case? :o
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I saw a case, and it was really hard. I dont want to call it demonic possession, but it was strange as creepy.
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LiamCasey Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice piece dude!!!!! You continue to nail it...
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank yo uso much dude!!! Glad you like it!!!
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, brilliant! Love the pose and the hair, and the expression, and the background. Okay fine! I love EVERYTHING! :clap:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahahaha wow i missed you and your amazing comments!!! :D Thank you so much, iŽm porud of the details, iŽve an absolute control of the kleenex! (it sounds so dirty but is true!) Did you read the text? I want to know your point of view!
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, why shucks :iconohyouplz: You should be! The amount of control in this one is incredible! Haha, you and every teenage boy in the world :nod: :XD:
Confession, I didn't have time :blushes: I made a note to come back to it, as I always love reading the text that accompanies your work.

I feel so bad about all the people from long ago who were treated as possessed because they had something like schizophrenia or seizures and what not. Especially when I think about the people who died during episodes or even exorcisms *shudder*

I don't really know where I stand on this one... I mean I believe in ghosts and other spiritual forces but I honestly don't know about demonic possessions... perhaps that's because I've actually experienced what one might think to be a 'ghostly presence' so I believe it. It's interesting to think what my opinion would be if 'Caspar' hadn't been around me for so long... On the other hand, I'd be very glad not knowing about this one...
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
IŽve no time to write the long comment you deserve, but there was a creepy and macabre incident years ago here, in my country, and othe places of Europe, even in Poland thereŽre a magazine for exorcists... true as fuck!

I had the (un)lucky chance to see live and direct a possessed old woman... and believe me, i dont have a real opinion, but i never forget that ten minutes.
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh nonsense, none of us have enough time in the day anymore, I'll take what I can get :D

Really? :O_o: Suddenly questioning my desire to travel Europe, my strange behaviour and constant talking to myself may lead people into believing I need to be excorcised... I don't... I promise... :iconimtwitchingplz: :XD:

It's been interesting reading some of the other comments on here and one thing everyone who's witnissed the likes agrees on is that they'll never forget it... I'm so very glad I have no experience in this department ^^;
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Dont try it, i mean, is... dangerous as fuck. Trust me. Anyway you ca ntravel and have fun in Europe, holy shit, itŽs like if i want to travel to USA but iŽm scared of to be killed by a serial killer! :D
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