Too cool. I would LOVE to take a course on that stuff.
“Intriguing”, yes, “cool”, NO!
Very scarey and dangerous stuff.
The temptation to offer your own soul, in exchange for the freedom of the possessed, is very powerful.
It is not some sport or test of will.
It requires much prayer and sacrifice, and a very holy life.
You’re not auditing a CSI class here...
actually, you may not want to know more about that stuff...if you delve too deeply into it, the evil may rub off on you, and if you chose to fight it (e.g. as a prayer warrior) you might find unexpected problems coming at you.
But if you really want to know more about it, try reading Malachi Martin’s Hostage to the Devil...evil is...evil. I once lent my copy to a friend who “loved” new age stuff and occult movies, both of which glamourize evil/spirits/demons. She said the book was “horrible” and never finished it.
I found the book full of horrors, but with hope: Because Jesus heals.
there is also a book out by the Vatican “exorcist”, but I read it, and as a doc, I figured most of these cases were natural problems (psychiatric or medical) where demonic oppression was involved, not really possession.
The scary part is not possession with exorcism, or oppression with mental illness. It is that some folks actually made a pact with the devil to be successful in life...