I have often told everyone here how I recently left an abusive psychiatrist who tried to deprogram my beliefs. As an atheopath, he tried to tell me experiences with the holy spirit are a mind trick. I told him he didn't understand it and he attempted to influence me by pretending to simulate a Christian conversion experience by saying, "I love you and want you to give up your religious beliefs so you can be better." He tried to make it sound like a Christian showing compassion to someone else to get them to convert. I suddenly felt like I was having a swoon like in the emotional pentecostal experiences, and as much as I tried to fight it off, I felt myself crying and influenced much like I did during some religious services. I begged him to stop and said it was from Satan, and he said, "If that's true, then all the other ones are from Satan, too. This is a mind trick and I can make it happen any time, so it is not Satan or the Holy Spirit. And now I know you are vulnerable to suggestion." Then he continued to use this new found secret in trying to disprove or destroy my religious convictions and abuse me emotionally until I left him. Thing is, this was a very humiliating experience and I am still recovering from the damage he did, and trying very hard to uproot the lies, and at times felt I believed them. Now I want to know, what should I make of this experience? I know not all emotionalism is a good basis for determining the presence or work of the holy spirit, but I do believe people may sometimes be influenced by a real power, but this made me doubt and he delighted in damaging me with this mind trick. Please give me some advice or encouragement in how to understand what he did and whether or not I should still believe the holy spirit ever really works in this way, or if it really is a mind trick.