Monday, July 28, 2008

How Exorcism Works

This page very generally talks about 'Catholic Exorcism' as far as I can tell. It is worth checking out.

I have a friend who spent quite a bit of time with Christian Exorcists traveling the world and even interviewed the mother of Annelise Michel after whom the movie 'The Exorcism of Emily Rose' was based. He also spent a lot of time with Christian Missionaries and Christian 'Cults'. I will try to relay his story and info as time goes on.

The main reason I wanted to post some quick info about this subject has to do with some of the books Warriorschool recommends for reading. One such book is called
"Hostage to the Devil". It is briefly mentioned here in this How Stuff Works article.

Malachi Martin, a former Jesuit priest and self-proclaimed (but not official) exorcist, offers additional information on exorcism -- information not endorsed by the Church. A controversial figure in the Catholic world, Martin reveals in the book "Hostage to the Devil" what he considers to be the typical stages of an exorcism (Cuneo 19-20):

1. Pretense - The demon is hiding its true identity.
2. Breakpoint - The demon reveals itself.
3. Clash - The exorcist and the demon fight for the soul of the possessed.
4. Expulsion - If the exorcist wins the battle, the demon leaves the body of the possessed.

"Hostage to the Devil" created quite a stir in the Church. The book details supposedly factual exorcisms that Martin claims to have performed, assisted with or witnessed. The exorcisms Martin describes are on the level with "The Exorcism" in terms of action and violence. It has been criticized by believers, who think Martin has sensationalized and therefore belittled the power of the devil. But if Martin's vivid scenes don't ring true to the Church and its supporters, what does a real exorcism look like?

Personally I have not been able to analyze all the books Warriorschool recommends for reading, but I wouldn't be surprised if most of them are just complete bullshit. Any help with this analysis would be appreciated.

One of my good friends was telling me that the 'Carlos Castaneda' books were a complete fraud and fiction.

I found that 'World Bible' they advocated to be really retarded. Essentially the guy who wrote it tried to summarize the world religions and made a point that somehow ll religions are seeking God in their own way or some nonsense like that. This was part of the foundation of Warriorschool. This allowed them to recruit people from all belief systems, but anyone who has any clue of the major world religions will see that this book is merely the opinion of a small group of people who have their own agenda.

I was also recommended to read "Stranger in a strange land" when I was apprenticing. That book was super retarded. Essentially an alien comes to earth and has a human body, which he quickly controls to the maximum. Then he understands things on a super profound level, called Groking. I think he teaches other people how to do this, and it is supposed to give you some sort of new perspective on things. I must say reading this book, probably was one of the most unenjoyable parts of my apprenticeship.

I also need help analyzing all the movies and video clips they showed and/or recommended. Some of them were definately awesome.

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