Hello everybody! I sure hope y'all had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving with your loved ones and everyone you love is healthy. I'm sure lots of great food was consumed because that's one of the best parts in a way isn't it? Lol.
I'd like to first start off saying that my title and the subject is again purely just my humble opinion so please save any nasty emails telling me I'm wrong because I'm not claiming that this is gospel that I am 100% light and anything else is wrong. I absolutely respect all religions and what others feel I do not run down other opinions or seek for religious debate because it's a waste of time and energy. No one will ever agree on one thing. I think we all know this. So this blog is purely how I feel about the subject. It's called an opinion formed from my personal studies and experience. I wish people would agree to disagree. Not fight.
What is Demonology?
The systematic study of demons or beliefs about demons. It is the branch of theology relating to supernatural beings who are not gods. It deals both with benevolent beings that have no circle of worshippers or so limited a circle as to be below the rank of gods, and with malevolent beings of all kinds. The original sense of "demon", from the time of Homer onward, was a benevolent being, but in English the name now holds connotations of malevolence. (In order to keep the distinction, when referring to the word in its original Greek meaning English uses the spelling "Daemon" or "Daimon".)
Demons, when regarded as spirits, may belong to either of the classes of spirits recognized by primitive animism; that is to say, they may be human, or non-human, separable souls, or discarnate spirits which have never inhabited a body. A sharp distinction is often drawn between these two classes, notably by the Melanesians, several African groups, and others; the Arab jinn, [djinn], for example, are not reducible to modified human souls; at the same time these classes are frequently conceived as producing identical results, e.g. diseases.
Researching this subject can be very dangerous. It leads down a very dark rabbit hole and it's hard to stop and some become obsessed. It can be a horrifying road but if you try to take your research too far then it could really mess with your head and/or mental state of mind. That's what demons do first they go after the mind. Satan knows everything he knows all your sins and will use that and send his minions out to drive you completely nuts. Or at the very least oppress you. You can't just take this as some game or thrill seeking.
It is just too easy to inadvertently obtain attachments by researching Demonology and gaining a big interest in it. Ghost hunting or having a high interest in the paranormal can lead to starting your own little adventures. Going to places like cemeteries (which seem to still be a very popular thing as I've driven by many at night and have seen flashlights and cars parked in there) doing EVP's and even taking pictures in opening doors. It's really best to try to avoid those oranges because there really are actual dangers real dangers doing these kind of activities and it's very difficult to find somebody who can truly help you if you have found yourself in a bad situation. It's very dangerous and I would think twice before getting too involved in this kind of situation.
What is a Religious Demonologist?
The title of Religious Demonologist is given by the Catholic Church to specific people who complete a dissertation on the topic. I am not this kind of Demonologist. I have much respect for them and the battles they to face. To me, it's not a whole lot different. Just different beliefs in certain areas of the Gospel.
When people study demonology just to educate themselves I don't necessarily see any harm in that but when you become obsessed with it and jump in and start ghost hunting and doing investigations dealing with these hostile entities when it's not a calling of yours you could end up in real danger because you do you not have God's hedge of protection upon you. It's only through God and Jesus Christ that these can be defeated. Some people read a couple books and then they think they're all set and they go out there and they causing more harm than good. It is so easy to get ordained online all you have to do is call or send an email to certain churches online and they will or dating you and mail you a certificate and all you have to do is just answer a few questions. Now I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that...if one person has good and pure intentions but a lot of people do that and they run out and make people think that they are a lot more educated and want more called than what they truly are and at times they can make situation so much worse and an investigation and put people in more danger.
Someone asked me if someone in my position with this calling that is involved in this, do we happen to draw more attention to us as in attracting anything demonic like the law of attraction? I say yes. It is my humble opinion when you step onto this path, all of these entities surely take notice. Researchers like me and others do attract more attention. Sadly it's what comes with this work. You just can't avoid it. You are on their radar and you are there for life. But remember, when you are doing God's work you have that hedge of protection and the Holy Spirit to guide you and to go to when you are unsure of things. Sometimes there are investigations or situations that God may prefer you not get involved with. I've passed cases in my life to other demonologists or a priest or a pastor because I just knew in my spirit it was not for me or it was too big for me. I just knew better. There is no room for ego in this. It's just too dangerous.
Getting to involved with any Demonology, ghost hunting etc... is dangerous in my humble opinion. You need to educate yourself before you go trampling into a world you really know nothing about. Beings from another dimension, don't need to follow our physical rules, or observe our morality. There are just too many people jumping in to paranormal investigating who do not understand the dangers that are involved to them and anybody else around them. Demonic attachment is so prevalent and very scary. It happens so easily and most people can't believe even though they didn't do anything that would invite demonic entities they were still at risk. We can inadvertently open up doors. It's not hard at all. Just because you've done research online and you watch all the paranormal TV shows does not mean you are equipped to deal with these very serous consequences. It happens so easily but yet it takes a lot of work to rid someone from demonic attachment. You are lucky if you can even find the proper help in these situations. It can take a lot of time. Some people claiming they can help actually make the problem worse in many cases. This is very unfortunate but happens often.
Written by Jennifer L. Auld