Our strong adherence, as a nation, to rituals and their display at national events and holidays, such as the Chinese display at the Independence gala; the Heroes Day commemoration with ancestral rites: Kumina, Revivalist, and Pocomanian music and dance; the bicentennial commemoration and the calling forth of the spirit of the dead at Kingston Harbor; and carnival with its lewdness, etc, are not helping us but are rituals that connect us to the astral world and open the door to the unseen forces of darkness.
• They invoke evil spirits.
Persons can be possessed or infiltrated with evil spirits knowingly or unknowingly, e.g., when people are foaming at the mouth or when they pass out, wiggle their bodies like snakes, or lie motionless.
The nation will be better off practising God’s righteousness because that will be able to repel evils such as coronavirus and other problems.
• They invoke the spirit of the dead that follows people home or takes over a house or community after they attended a ‘nine-night’ and causes them to have sleepless nights.