Part II — Witchcraft, the planets, dreams

//The following conversation occurred during an informal gathering at Sri Chinmoy’s home on 12 January 1976.//

Question: Do demons manifest on the physical plane?

Sri Chinmoy: Demons do manifest on the physical plane. Sometimes these undivine forces attack our disciples, and sometimes the disciples leave the Centre. If I see that somebody has been attacked, I use power. Then it frightens the demons and they hide. But I try to trace them and fight against them and, by the Grace of the Supreme, I try to transform them. For demons, like other undivine creations of God, are meant for transformation, not destruction. The very purpose of God’s creation is transformation, not destruction. No creator wants his creation to be destroyed. But the Supreme definitely wants His creation to be transformed, illumined and perfected.