In my usual search around the web I stumbled on this story about Danielle from Winnipeg, Canada. Now, its not something that is bang up to date and I realise that it appears to based mainly on the point of view of Danielle, but the subject of demonology has always interested me.
No matter how you look at it story’s of demon possession, Ouija boards, Satanism and the darker side of the paranormal work if not religion tends to make for a better story for the non-believers to enjoy.
In this case Danielle, through the curiosity of youth was drawn away from her church to the dark side of religion, where she discovered a deep interest in demonology. It wasn’t long before her interest grew and she began to attempt to summon demons. Something which failed until the 8th April, when she tried to contact her Guardian Demon.
Danielle recounts the Ouija board session vividly, but most important identifies three different demons in contact with her.
The story goes on to explain albeit briefly her possession and attempted exorcism, which by all counts may have failed.
She shares some of the narrative between those performing the exorcism, herself and the alleged demons, which spoke through her.
The article closes by stating tomorrow she will be heading for her fourth exorcism to try and remove the remaining demons I suppose.
As ever with these kind of articles its difficult to draw conclusions, well you can’t really without being fully exposed to the case. However, I will share some thoughts. These cases of demon possession do seem to mostly be centred around those with a deep-seated religious belief system, which could suggest that to fall prey to the dark side you must deeply believe in God and the side of good. That alone would suggest a psychological reasoning behind the whole possession theory. However, there have been cases of those that are less religious or have a different belief system that have become influenced by evil.
There is of course a more medical answer, which is either the individual is suffering from some kind of psychological illness or state. Then there are more simpler ideas such as the demonic possession is misunderstood and in fact a medical condition, such as epilepsy. Such as the case of Anneliese Michel, more widely known through the film ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’ where it was believed she may have had a form of epilepsy, but was advised from taking her medication by the church representative. Don’t quote me on that though, its been a while since I have read up on the case or watched the film.
Whatever you believe or whatever evidence presents itself, both historically and through the church there certainly seems to be something out there. Do I believe in demons? Now that is a tuff question to answer. I don’t feel I am educated in the field of demonology or have experienced enough so called demonic cases to draw such conclusions. I would like to think in a way that such a dark element to the world does exist, simply to ensure that those who claimed to have experienced it are not just having a psychotic episode. Also, in a way it would enhance a more magical supernatural world amongst our own which may allow our imaginations to meet with reality at some point. However, don’t get me wrong, if there is a true demonic dark side to religion and our world which could pull individuals down into a horrible place where unspeakable things occur then it shouldn’t be taken lightly.
The questions I will leave you with today though are straight forward. Do you think demonic possession and this dark side of religion exist? If you have had any dealings with such dark forces I would love to hear about it? Maybe one day I will direct my efforts into researching more this topic, possibly even looking at a case.
As ever please leave your comments below, I would love to hear your opinions on the Blog, the subject or anything paranormal really.
Oh, if you would like to take a look at the original story, the link is below.
Until next time Farsighters …