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Note: This is information based on tried and true EFECTIVE methods centered around a Christian-Judeo faith / belief system.
In the book “The Catholic Demonologist Handbook”, each of these points have already been mentioned, but parts are scattered. You can read further on each of these points in the book in various sections where I will go into more detail on them. Such as on “Baptism”.
With all the bad info from TV shows and movies I felt an extra need to bring all of the help information into one “supplemental’ book section. So the entire book doesn’t have to be combed over to begin help on our most precious assets. Our children.
Please don’t take your child’s experiences at night lightly. TV shows and movies are making people think these are somehow “special gifts”, when it is more of a “curse”, and should be treated as such.
Are they baptized? As I mentioned, baptism is more than a mere “christening” or an “anointing” of a child, it is indeed a ‘blessing’ and also a “simple” and lesser level “exorcism” to help break generational curses and possible attachments. If this is not done, the child can be affected by these ‘negative’ spirits. (See related section in my book for more info) Children after the age of reason can so choose to renew their baptism vows, or become “confirmed” if they are to be Catholic. There is nothing wrong with giving a child a positive blessing in such a way, contrary to later choices they might make in life towards another “Belief system” perhaps. I am unsure why people choose to hold off on this when it can affect their child’s life to not have these possible “attachments” removed.
2. They should be taught to ‘ignore’.
It is true that “recognition” can play a part, as they should not acknowledge the presence of any would-be “spirits”. We can be aware of their presence, but again we don’t want to make eye contact, they should at most just begin to take a defensive action while sitting still and keeping in mind they are there. I would tell my child to “come and get me”, rather than to face it alone. They should not invite or be friendly but to tell them to leave when necessary.
3. Tell them they are not welcome here!
As a parent you need to make it clear that any and all spirits are not allowed in your house, and they are to stay away from your child. Make such a declaration, when you do, you take steps in deliverance as outlined in the later pages of this book. Remember if they are seeing spirits, you have beings “Uninvited” in your home that are scaring your child. Tell them to leave and never return!
4. They should be taught to NOT BE AFRAID.
Build on their faith and not their fear. We must avoid exposing children to R Rated movies, and horror flicks for example. When they begin to realize their guardian angels, and other good spirits are in God’s army for intercession, it will be like having an “invisible” body guard. Prayers and talks with them will help to build faith over fear. Always let him/her know they can come to Mommy or Daddy or a resident family member if needed. Again always leave yourselves “accessible” at night.
5. Get them protection.
A Saint Benedict medal on a metal chain around the neck, with a Miraculous medal is recommended. Teach them to bless themselves with holy water daily. Blessed rosaries, crucifixes, positive symbols are always good also. Just that if there is a haunting more apparent than what the child sees, there may be a danger of “Provocation” of the spirits, which might draw retaliation. These two medals I mentioned, should be worn tucked under the clothes. They are designed to protect and will not provoke if ‘tucked’ away.
6. Catholics: The sacraments.
If they are in the age of reason, time to get them to first communion, and confession, (the sacrament of reconciliation), confession, and “confirmation” if they are over the age of twelve.
7. Holy water bed side.
In case of emergency… This and other measures are to remove the unwanted ‘strangers’ as we would a pest with a can of insecticide or intruders with mace. The type of bottle with the spout that can be closed off. Go to a Catholic church and the stainless steel vat in the back is where the holy water is. You might have to teach them how to use this also, empowering him/her this way to a certain extent is going to also relieve fear. We never want to assume they can get Dad or Mom if a spirit gets “Too scary”
8. Teach them prayers.
Teach them the easy prayer first “Leave this place, In the name of Jesus and by his precious blood (sprinkle holy water near where the offending spirit is appearing), leave this place, and go back to where you came from and never return.” Angel of God prayer, Saint Michael prayer, Hail Mary. We teach kids about “Taking candy and car rides from strangers”, dealing with dark spirits for some will be part of daily concern. Sometimes the spirits might not make it easy for them to leave. Don’t assume they always can run to you at will.
9. Don’t assume it is a “Gift”, more often this is a “curse”.
Do look to the positive, try to solve this problem, don’t consider it a gift. Your child is most likely NOT an oracle assigned by God to help spirits in passing. Regardless of your more ‘positive’ view or mere ignorance, it doesn’t change that there is a grave danger a foot. Remember how I stress “better safe than sorry”? It applies here. We want to weed out any possibility of a negative spirit’s influence and affect first by following all suggestions. Keep in mind the way Reverend Mother handled the case with Lorraine Warren as a child at that Catholic school.
10. The child should NOT be taught or practicing “magic” or occult practices.
Some are far too impatient to impose their faith onto their children. My son attends church with me every Sunday and I don’t force him to participate. He doesn’t understand allot of it. And I don’t expect him to. Even as he kneels when the blessed sacrament is open, during the communion rite. Not a “PC” thing here they are too young to deal with fickle spirits. Be sure a baby sitter, or a family member isn’t getting them involved with occult practices at an early age.
11. Listen to your child.
…And without giving too much recognition to what they are seeing is real. Trust me it is better they don’t think you believe in it entirely. We are trying to teach them how to not be afraid while advising them in how to deal with this. Ask your child questions without raising fear, so you can better judge if it is imagination or real concern.
12. Don’t buy into the masquerade.
Dead relatives revisiting more than once, the ghost of children all can be part of a demonic ploy. Don’t buy into it. And neither should your child! They must avoid contact with these spirits, God will not have children do tasks that adults should do. There is no business for a “good’ spirit to bother a child. I always suspect it is evil regardless of the description. There is nothing to lose by assuming it as such.
13. Pray for them nightly.
I never need to tell a parent to pray for their child, but we have to do more than usual if they are affected by supernatural circumstances. Say the “prayer for our children” (In this book), the Saint Michael prayer. And the other prayers to “break curses” and deliverance.
14. “Cleanse” their room daily if you feel the need.
15. Consider changing their room.
Switch rooms with them, the experiences might actually be favoring one room in the house. If this can’t be done consider rearranging the furniture. This has proven to slow down or stop activity for at least a couple of days. It is also good for the psychology to give the scary room a less notable similarity to relate the bad dreams and encounters with.
16. Keep the room very clean.
It is true, that activity and appearances have increased in many cases in a ‘mess’ versus a more clean room. Seriously!
17. Prep the room for them
Remove dark black clothes, or hangings draped over chairs, etc. Close closet doors, drawers and cabinets, and lock them. Close window shades, etc. Check their bed and in the closet, this is to indirectly show them nothing is in there. And while you are at it, you can sprinkle some holy water even in those places.
18. Provide Night lights.
Fifteen watt night lights aren’t bad. I might even go with a small lamp with a 40 watt bulb. So long as it doesn’t interfere. Don’t make them sleep in the dark! Your electric bill won’t notice a difference.
19. Don’t let them play video games…
…or talk on the phone so close to bed. There is something to that “electro-magnetic chaos” the guy in the natural food store might have mentioned to you the last time you picked up some vitamins. It might be a matter of stimulating the brain, as being near EMFs might cause. So help the child stay away from too much of these exposures, especially after supper time and closer to bed. Some “adrenalin” might also play a part in these interactive games and can stir up the brain and body. Not something you want to do before bedtime.
20. No snacks!
Sugar snacks, especially just before bed time should be avoided to keep the mind from being more fed to enhance experiences at night (i.e. “Scrooge- Marley’s” supposed “undigested beef” )
21. Are they Active enough during the day? Getting enough sleep at night?
Consider how active they might be, and are they ‘sleepy’ before bed? If you can help them to be asleep the entire night soundly it would be better. Especially as the other points here are covered. Prescribed medicine might be in order to help them sleep so long as they are wearing protection and other means. Do that as many other things are being done to ensure there safety. And I would consider moving them to your room to sleep if things are so bad that medication is being considered.
22. Turn on the TV
Let them fall asleep watching it. I can say often this works as it did for me, while with others, they suspected it caused an ‘increase’ in apparitions and “night terrors”.
Without going into details as to why, sometimes we try these things. In this try one way or another.
23. Get them a “White noise” sound box.
You can get them in stores in the baby supplies sections. This has also helped to prevent the “voices” from being heard. Again sometimes one key thing to do is to not give attention and if something works to “drown them out” that is good.
24. In CONCLUSION.
Some of these tips assume it is the right thing to teach the child to defend itself against these unwanted visitors. Now that isn’t always the right thing to do. Especially as the child is much younger. Use your common sense as a parent, and pray about it. If you feel it is better to protect the child, then proceed…
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"Catholic Demonologist" These two words describe how I work, my personal faith, and my area of interest and “expertise” if you will. My study, research and experience over the last 32 years was toward ‘Demonology” and “Ghosts”, with Church Doctrine (The catechism), and theology being obviously a part of it.
So as my approach is more of a Christian-Judeo, as a “Catholic” I lean to “Catholic” solutions, and when they have a real problem haunting they are open to that. The track record as reveal in public media speaks for it self. So I suppose the hype is already built in for acceptance.
Please note that I am not a official church appointed “Catholic Demonologist”, only a Bishop appointed Clergy is fully recognized by the Roman Catholic church itself, as an 'official' Church Demonologist. I (Beware of Catholic 'Laity' who claim to be otherwise!)
I have attained the respect from my Peers, and work with Catholic Clergy, and of other denominations, however I am not a "Catholic insider", I often have to go about the same RED TAPE as many others do, unless I somehow know Clergy local to your area. As I build a personal network of such such clergy, we hope this will better expedite help through the church where exorcisms are warranted.
As I have had my own personal paranormal experiences I have had since I was about seven years old.
Back then, my parents and others would tell you that you are simply 'dreaming',
or experiencing 'night terrors' (psychological), or sleep paralysis (Medical).
But I suspected at an early age, that what I was experiencing was none-of-the-above,
and it was indeed "supernatural". (Looking back i realize I had a Saint benedict medal around
my neck since I was very young. So I imagine things could have been far worse to not have
extra protection and prayers provided by my parents. Without telling me these things were real and feeding these beings more with a Childs fear that would escalate much higher, if they were told they were in fact real encounters.
And not "just a bad dream."
As a teen, a more serious study began on noted subjects after one night a friend had witnessed
"A Dark figure hunched over my bed" which is one of the 'shadowy being(s)' I have been seeing for years.
This was when I was only seventeen. Let me just say that having another person validate you are not
'imagining it' was a huge turning point, and most certainly it had more so prompted a serious
research and study of the paranormal. Most certainly a Self study alone of my personal 'experiences' made it easier to discover the some of the truths about the paranormal. As being able to "Test" would be spirits, what DOES affect them, and what does not. However, back when I began studiesin the late 1970's, there was little to no mention of Black Shadowy figures, creeping black forms, or fiery disembodied faces. Just stories in which describe the old gray and blue classic traditional ghost.
This was all of course before the retail print of classic cases told such as with 'The Amityville horror', and the book "The Demonologist, which introduced some elementsas these 'Black figures' into the mainstream. However, some uncommon books from our personal library, such as on the life of (Saint) Padre Pio and Cure D'Ars, made mention of such phenomenon long before.
Since I was a child, my family had attained many books that grew into a large library that came to
serve on the subjects of Theology, and topics of 'Spiritual warfare', and so forth.
This included Biographies of Saints, as well as other text material that did relate to the study
and knowledge of ‘demonology’. All of these sources provided answers over the years, and to our benefit, many of these books were discarded after the closing of Saint Louis Area Convents & Seminaries. Including books from the library of Saint Louis University, which also ended up in my family’s possession all starting back in the early 70's.
So I essentially acquired my knowledge from Church documents, clergy, literature, publications & books not sold in retail stores. Basically attaining an uncommon knowledge, that is for "Catholic laymen". In addition to reading many books such as those, and from these studies of ghosts, Demons, and the supernatural in general. I also gained from talking with “mentors”, which were many. Spiritual advisors in priest, some were in my family as we have many Catholic clergymen in my family, although now that I am older Sadly, most are now either retired or have passed away. My Mother and Father were married by Mom’s Cousin in Saint Louis, a Catholic “Bishop”, my Son was baptized by cousin "Father Bill". My Parents themselves
are also considered my mentors, my Father is quite the theologian of the catholic faith and it’s history.
And both are very devout “traditional” catholic. “Deliverance” and “demonology” is nothing new to my family.
I have also been involved with several "Prayer groups" and 'deliverance" team since the early 80's.
Personally involve in help through the years, including providing advice on the World Wide Web since 1996.
(An Old site "Ghost-web" is still in part online)
The Paranormal is often related to 'spiritual warfare', and I consider it to be more so a spiritual matter
of religion, this is my view first and foremost. However, we seek through a team effort to get the whole picture investigating with a Parapsychology approach (first), and the analysis of the physical and mental health of the ‘witnesses’ in order to ‘cover all bases’ before concluding there is a an actual haunting involved.
Beyond simply a demonologist by study, I also have many of my own paranormal experiences that
begin at my childhood. I lean towards a more traditional and reverent Catholic church, a pre-Vatican II era, which is the mind set I grew up with in my family whom are very devout in their faith.
I do not work under 'official church authority, for I am not clergy. But I will go to the church
when the need is justified. I am also not an 'Exorcist', nor would I perform the Roman Ritual,
that is for a Ordained Catholic priest to do, this is another area where church assistance is requited,
as I follow the guidelines laid out by the church.
My goal is always to CLOSE the case, not simply investigate, gather evidence, wave some 'Sage',
and leave... There ARE NO GUARANTEES in this. It more relies on the people themselves.
More often God truly can better help those whom help themselves.
Those who will seek my help will find that I do not stray from what is considered traditional
Catholic church doctrine. Where many others may. Mixed faiths in Haunting help is a dangerous game,
I don't recommend it for anyone who endeavor in what some refer to as "Deliverance".
However I do know when to think outside the box, as no one personal has all of the answers. And research is an ongoing task, as is the nature of ‘spiritual warfare’
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