Skip to comments.Demons, Possession, Exorcism --- your opinions/recommendations on books and authors
Posted on 06/16/2013 5:47:16 PM PDT by workerbee
I am currently reading The Day Satan Called by Bill Scott.... somewhat interesting, but at this point (about a quarter into it) not very well-written or even believable. I'm interested in your opinions or suggestions for non-fictional accounts of demonic possession, Satanism, and the like -- I'm considering Malachi Martin's Hostages of the Devil. I'd also be interested in your thoughts on these topics as they relate to ouija boards, Enneagram charts, or even yoga, as well as any personal experiences you may have with said topics. I'm especially concerned with a Roman Catholic or Orthodox point of view but any Christian viewpoint will be appreciated. Thank you!
Martin's book is well worth reading, as is An Exorcist Tells His Story, by Gabriele Amorth.
Pigs in the Parlor. J.Penn Lewis’, War on the Saints. Anything by Neil Anderson.
Look bud, you can’t just go charging in to stuff like this, it is extremely dangerous.
If you do, you could open yourself up to a lot of trouble. Strengthen yourself and understand spiritual warfare. You are playing with fire
I second the opinion on Martin’s book, although it scared the crap out of me. But don’t dwell too much on this subject. It’s not wise.
An Exorcist Tells His Story, Fr. Gabriele Amorth
Tread carefully, make no invitations
What yldstrk said. Times 100.
Not a Sci-fi fan.
workerbee, I TOTALLY agree with yldstrk. This is NOT to be taken lightly....not saying you are, or mean to, but it’s dangerous stuff.
I would say a passing interest in this stuff is well worth passing. If you are feeling called or lead to a deeper understanding then do so with a spiritual mentor/director.
In the 1300’s two monks wrote the manual on how to handle witches etc. If you suspect someone is a witch or is possessed, the methods used in this book have been tested by the catholic church.
Book is called
You are playing with fireI agree with yldstrk. If you're at all familiar with the Fr. Thomas Euteneuer story, you'll know why you should steer clear from the topic of exorcism.
Words of wisdom: “Play with fire, you may get burned.”
I read the book, and it did not frighten me in the least, although this subject generally scares me. But I would recommend that you steer a wide path around the subject in general -- its just not something lay people should mess with in my opinion. Focus on whatever is good, whatever it light, whatever is pure, etc.
And do NOT touch a Ouija board. Don't even entertain the thought of messing with one. My dad had some very, very real and frightening experiences with a Ouija board. I promise you, it is not a toy, it is not a parlor game, it is a direct open portal to the deepest bowels of hell.
Agreed - “Hostage To The Devil” by Fr. Martin is an excellent book; also M. Scott Peck wrote “Glimpses of the Devil,” which is informative reading. Best to keep your mind focused on the good which God keeps you - always protect your mind from evil temptation and influences of the Devil!
That should cover it.
“Hostage to the Devil” is very well written.
On the negative side, I found it very frightening, and could only read it during the day.
I still can’t decide whether my fear was caused by demonic power attached to the book, or by the stories themselves.
The book can serve the salutary purpose of warning us of the dangers of dabbling in the occult, but it could also arouse curiosity.
Check your own personality beforehand.
“but any Christian viewpoint will be appreciated. Thank”
Deuteronomy 18: 10,11,12
Acts 19:18,19,20 18
2 Corinthians 2:11
I don’t know of any books to recommend, but I can comment on ouija boards....quite simply, stay away from them.
First of all, Scripture forbids us from contacting the dead. Secondly, anything you make contact WITH while using one of those boards will not be of God, and you will be inviting it in.
Years ago, a friend of mine had a terrifying experience with one of those things.