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Living with Ghosts
(and other reflections)

Listen Up: Walk-Ins are Not Demonic Possessions


Fun-filled scenes from the Exorcist

One of the ways in which John interacts with me is by doing various levels of walk-ins.

What is a “walk-in”?

According to my research, a walk-in is generally defined as a new soul or spirit temporarily or permanently replacing the previously existing soul or spirit that has inhabited the body in question. I find that definition restrictive and extreme, and devoid of addressing the more subtle forms of walk-ins. The definition for walk-in could also be labeled as a form possession, which most people naturally label as demonic in nature–can’t have possession without the devil being involved. True demonic possessions are rare, but there are ca