I’d say If he was a slave it was probably his fault. Many religions worships spirits. They give offerings, and strive to gain the spirits favor.
The example I’m going to give is the same as I usually do.
Voodoo. Any of the mainstream voodoo practices Insist you can only work with the loa after initiation. Only a priest or priestess can tell you who your met tal (personal guide) is. Some believe you absolutely must make offerings any time you wish to work with them, you should pray to them and devote yourself to them.
I have worked with the loa daily since mid December. My initiation was test issued by Baron Samedi himself. My invite to the current came from him and and Baron Samedi. I asked legba to open the crossroads to me, and have followed my own path since.
Most major religions aren’t that different. Most have an important figure you must worship. Most encourage us to good rather than evil or face the consequences in the after life and most have other spirits in the pantheon such as demons and angels. Good and bad. Most of them think they are the only religion that will see heaven. I’m sure there are many I don’t know the details and fine print on that do not fit this, but the big ones I can think of do. Many of these are even confused in their mainstream claims of their own religion.
Hell I’ve found ties and links to five Native American tribes that heavily influenced the early vodoun slaves from Nigeria. I keep telling my boyfriend I feel like it originated in ancient Egypt. I’m not sure what the span of ancient Egypt was, perhaps it was as far as Nigeria or perhaps I’m just a bit off, but I’ve said that from day one and now research is showing I’m not too far off at least. These Native American tribes included the Cherokee and Choctaw. My mother was about half Choctaw and my fathers mother was full Cherokee. I’m not black but if my ancestors helped influence the mainstream… perhaps it is in my blood.
Maybe it’s past lives, or maybe I’m mother fcking special and attracted them all on my own, gaining their interest. I have no flipping idea. I keep asking and they keep saying: dig more.
Why most of them have similarities like this? Idk. I keep digging. I think it’s the front the spirits use to get people to willingly worship them. Granted this is personal gnosis that I have yet to find all the pieces to. Why do the spirits encourage us humans to worship them like this… is it for energy? Is it because they become stronger the more me worship them? Is it something I can’t perceive yet?
The other thing is many of the spirits overlap from one religion or pantheon to another. Obviously not all of them but it’s curious indeed.
At any rate. My test came down to proving I was the operator. My boyfriends was the same, however his was dramatic, scary etc and mine was just funny. I’ve been doing this longer. When I was approached while intoxicated I was like yeah right. Your not possessing me, I’m the operator and your staying in your own little box. I laughed but even in a slightly impaired state I was in control.
If someone’s a slave to the spirits I believe it’s because the lost sight of who is the operator.