The topic of spiritual experiences including visions of angels and demons arose in another thread. I thought maybe it deserved it's own thread. Are demons real? Do they exist inside or outside of people? Are they animal or human like or both? What about angels? I favor M Scott Peck's book, People of the Lie, the Hope for Healing Human Evil as a modern psychological look at demons. Peck came to the conclusion that possession was a rare phenomenon related to evil. Possessed people are not actually evil; they are doing battle with the forces of evil.