Simon Ludgate Director, writer and producer for television, and exorcist.
Thursday 1st Feb 2019 / digital voice recorder
Simon has lived in London for thirty five years. Whilst conducting this interview he pointed to one of the nearby buildings (in the photograph), and told me a man had jumped off the roof of his £18,000,000 home. “He’s still there,” he said. Simon believes that London needs more exorcists, but he told me he could not do this work full-time, as it’s too exhausting.
I first met Simon in a house just off Wimbledon Common, at a mediumship workshop in the house of Angela Watkins, a senior psychic from the London College of Psychic Studies. Simon is a psychic and healer, who works with angelic energy.
Can you introduce yourself?
“I am a television director, a professional drone pilot, and being a typical Gemini, I have several other strings to my bow. I am a Reiki Master, I have Reiki clients who come to me for healing, and I work as an exorcist. Unlike some people, I do introduce myself a parties as an exorcist.”
Does London need more exorcists?
Could you work as an exorcist full time?
“I certainly could, there’s certainly enough demand for it. I couldn’t do it every day, it takes too much out of you. I overdid it about eighteen months ago. I think picked up something really nasty, which I’m not going to talk about it, because every time I talk about it, it comes back. Erm, where I basically couldn’t walk for six months. It was really horrible. Either someone was sticking pins in me, or I think more likely that I picked up something nasty from where we went. Very interesting story, which I am not going to tell you.”
Do you think there needs to be more awareness of the supernatural that can disrupt people’s homes and lives?
“Yes. Because, otherwise you’re not playing with a full deck. This happens all the time. Science and spiritualty split in the fifteenth century when Da Vinci was around, and they’ve been driven apart ever since. It’s a tragedy because, in very successful older society like the Egyptians, the two went hand in hand, and they should because, it makes us more effective. Because when this is taken away from you, when you’re denied the information, and actually told that you’re imagining things, or that you’re crazy, or there’s nothing there, you know, Satan – hits out-in-the-park. It’s great for business, because it makes it much easier for the adversary (as the Kabbala calls it) to operate, because all the time you are in denial of its presence, it can operate freely. It’s like hatred and lying, and fake news. They [negative entities] can all function much more effectively when there’s an absence of information and awareness. I think it’s terrible that people are kept in the dark in the way that they are.”
How should people best protect their children?
“Loads of children go missing from care. You can actually google what goes on at different times of year, and what Satanists need. Sometimes it’s blood. They’re sold to satanic covens for sacrifice, and disappearance increase around satanic festivals.”
Have you heard of the Church of England’s, Ministry for Deliverance?
“I have, because you just told me about it, but I have been aware for years of the theoretical presence of a priest who was charged with exorcism for every diocese. They might not have one in this diocese, but they’ll be able to access one. If you talk to the Roman Catholic Church about all of this, they’ll say how busy they all are. And actually, if you try to get someone to come and see you, you’re talking weeks, or even months, before they turn up. Bit like the NHS, where you die before the time you are treated. Someone like me is available, and I admit I do charge a lot of money for it, because I need to live, but financial transactions are a healthy thing, because it’s an exchange of energy. Money is energy. We use money as a form of energy. When you charge people a lot of money, they get a sense of what you do because actually it saves their marriages: they sell the house they can’t sell for twelve million quid, which happened to a client of mine a couple of years ago. Couldn’t sell it, because prospective buyers complained about the atmosphere, the property was on with three different very big estate agents. I came, and worked on the house. I chucked out some very expensive artefacts, which were horrible in terms of energy. We left one on the Buddhist monument on Battersea Park. While he was gaily burning another one made from zebra tails on the fire, I asked him, how much they cost, and he said £20,000. Didn’t bat an eyelid.”
What’s a demon?
“A demon is a form of energy. They are hugely sentient. I would differentiate between a demon, and a poltergeist.”
On what secrets he thinks London hides.
“I think you need to think about the Secret Societies. The Crowley thing has followed me wherever I’ve gone.”
You are studying the Kabbalah aren’t you? How’s that going?
Absolutely fascinating because without realising it, I’ve developed a belief system that pretty much marries up to the Kabbalah, which is based on doing unto others, as you would have them do to yourself, which is the simple basis of it, described as being mystic Judaism. It’s treated with a certain amount of suspicion by Jews for some reason, because they’ve been brought up being taught that it’s something that is incredibly esoteric, and you need to have a really deep understanding of Judaism, to be able to study it. You don’t. The Cabbalists will say the same thing. All my teachers were Jews, and were experts on Jewish culture and religion, which does help. It is treated with suspicion by the Jews, and it really helped me. It’s actually the only non-sectarian judgemental organised belief system I’ve ever come across, because it’s not a religion. It’s based on stuff that’s just offered to you from the instructors of the universe. I came to the conclusion that there is an angelic structure where the archangels sat above the angels, and that the archangels were representative of the divine such as archangel Metatron, which does comply with how they see it as well in terms of the angelic structure.
I’m not aware that exorcism is part of the kabbalah, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t, because it crops up in every single culture around the world. In Islam they are terrified of demons, and in Christianity obviously, so why should we be? It definitely comes into Judaism, and the study of the Torrah.”
Do you agree that Britain is the most corrupt country I the world? https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/when-a-mafia-expert-tells-us-britain-is-the-most-corrupt-country-in-the-world-its-time-to-start-a7057686.html
“I can’t really say. I’m not an expert on that. I was in a meeting in the Foreign Office with MI5, MI6, and Scotland Yard, which was why I signed the Official Secrets Act. I’ve signed it twice actually, and my wife but I can’t tell you why. The Turkish are the most feared, because they are the hardest to break, because they know that if they give anything away, they whole family will be wiped out. Which is what happens in most cases but they know it.”
I asked him if there was anything he wanted to add. Simon smiled, he was happy with what we had covered.
If you want to know more about Simon, you can visit his website, http://www.simonludgate.com, or read his novel, Gabriel’s Lyre, (2014) which is for sale on Amazon.