Saturday, August 01, 2015

Possession, Exorcism, and Haunting:

Possession, Exorcism, and Haunting by: Adam Blai
Non-fiction: Religion, E-book

This book goes over basic information on how to tell if there is a ghost or a demon near you and what to do about it.  It includes the fact that true ghosts tend to be on the boring side with their only moving of objects that were important to them in life and whispers of things like "help me." (Note: this book only covers ghosts as souls in purgatory, as ones from Hell they are assuming are demons, and any possible warp in space-time is science and not supernatural. Also they are assuming that the reader is not a saint who might have a slightly wider range of interactions with souls in purgatory, but still following the rules for not trying to talk with the dead.) It also includes the fact that demons are grammar Nazis, so if someone is correcting your word choice in a language that they don't speak you should call a priest right away.  It also points out the fact that exorcisms are the most extreme method of dealing with demons and it is much more common to have to deal with a demon connected to a thing/place then a person.  And also, like everything else in movies, it is a lot longer and often less exciting then in "The Exorcist", and includes things like therapy and spiritual direction to deal with underlining issues and sins, prayers, Bible reading, doctor's check-ups to make sure the person is healthy enough for an exorcism and of course checking to make sure that they aren't just mentally ill.  (Number one way to know that someone doesn't need an exorcism, is that they say they need one.) 

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