Posts Tagged ‘the demonologist’

One of the founding fathers of psycho-analytical psychology, Carl Jung, coined the concept of archetypes, subconscious concepts universally ingrained in the human psyche that embody a deeper part of our intelligence. Among the most well known of these is what’s called the Shadow Archetype, the living embodiment of the darkness within and without every heart, the part that acts with no restraint but in pure indulgent consumption. Jung said that the Shadow was what made man afraid of the dark in such a primeval way. But any child can attest that it is not the dark desires within themselves that wakes in them such a stirring fear when the world is without light, but rather that which dwells in the darkness. That their fear is real, and rational, and accurate, all because of what they feel and know watches and hunts them In the dark, living off of their life-force and growing stronger as time  and emotion – is spent through the every day rigors of life. Those who have experienced this feeling of not being alone in an empty room, knowing that once the light is extinguished, a whole new level of horrors await them in the darkness that is to be. It is the cause for a fear of the dark, and with good reason. (more…)

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Today’s quote comes from Ed Warren, esteemed demonologist and late husband to the clairvoyant Lorraine Warren of “Amityville Horror” and “Paranormal State” notoriety.

“The phenomena are there, really there! That’s why I say, either you know or you don’t know spirit phenomena exist. If you don’t know, go investigate the findings yourself, but don’t tell me you don’t believe in spirits. Because I’ll prove them to you in fact, I’ll show you things that go on in this world that you wouldn’t believe could happen!”

Taken from “The Demonologist”, ISBN # 0-595-24618-4.

First and foremost, I have decided the very first review of this site should be something that I am familiar with, and for the past year of my life, I have been examining cases of demonic possession and reading every piece of written material I can find on the topic. The reason for this is because I myself am currently in the process of writing a book based on demonic possession and exorcism, and because I am so sick and tired of seeing movies and books exaggerate the facts of the situation, I decided that I was going to investigate the topic at exhaustive lengths. This movie called to me, because I had actually previously read the book it was based on, The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist, by Matt Baglio. The book, though shorter than I would have liked, was a very interesting point of view of a Catholic Priest who made the choice to accept his vocation and learn to become an exorcist. I could speak for hours on the topic, but I won’t. Instead, I will attempt to stick to the topic of the movie, and offer as much information as I can about each topic. Reader beware, this review will spoil the entire movie for you. It will be described in detail, and dissected. You have been warned. (more…)