RITUAL AND ‘DEMONOLOGISTS’
Roman Ritual (Latin: Rituale Romanum)
is one of the official ritual works of
the Roman Catholic rite. It contains all
of the services which may be performed
by a priest, which are not contained within
either the Missale Romanum or the Brevarium
Romanum. The book also contains some of
the rites which are contained in both
of these books for convenience. Of all
of the official books of the traditional
Roman Rite it is probably the least organised.
Artwork by Ricardo Pustanio
First, to clear
up a misconception, the ‘Roman Ritual’
does require prior consent for the Local Archdiocese
(Bishop). And it must be performed by an appoint
Catholic (Priest) Exorcist. I read how some
believe that a ‘blessing’ and
other deliverance prayers are considered by
some as prayers of an ‘Exorcism’
which to the Catholic church, is not true.
One might use other prayers to effectively
remove spirits, but the word exorcism in the
church refers mainly to the ROMAN RITUAL.
As I have found
some Catholic prayers groups most often led
by a priest, may take on some ‘deliverance’
tasks, but the Roman Ritual is not performed.
prayer, Rosaries, and other prayers of intercession
may be said. And even so away from the home
or person(s) in need of deliverance.
This is one reason I say to use the word “deliverance’
consoling and ministries when seeking help
with Clergy. Don’t say you need an ‘exorcism’.
Priest just use the ‘Red tape’
to purposely avoid these extraordinary task.
Which at times can truly frighten them, they
find it safer behind the podium as a ‘Minister’
of the people. Which is why all Priest are
NOT sanctioned Exorcist, partly because their
knowledge and faith can vary. This makes them
not qualified for such an extraordinary job,
which requires one of more piety. And not
everyone is cut out for the work by nature.
So a Priest with a weak faith is less effective,
and can often stir more trouble after ineffectively
cleansing a home. So levels of faith, even
for clergy, are important factors.
out for other denomination and faiths trying
to exploit ‘for profit’ and ‘media
attention’ to pull in more people for
their collection plate. Seriously! -Beware
of Ministers with Microphones and TV Cameras!)
Back to the Roman Ritual:
One could say
the Roman Ritual was first compiled in 1566.
I say ‘compiled’ - because a majority
of it consist of prayers, the use of holy
symbols and rituals, that were already in
practice, but not necessarily ‘together’.
Words and actions not necessarily designed
for deliverance and likely not used together
as a ‘road tested’ formulae for
practicing clergy to rid one of evil spirits
as it came to be in that 16th century. So,
in short, after a successful Exorcism by the
Bishop of Leon, the Roman Ritual was compiled
based on those serious of rituals and prayers
done to expel the said 26 demons that possessed
a Chili recipe once, and when it reached perfection,
I typed that one out from prior notes and
trial and error to a point, to compile the
final effectively ‘Tasty’ version.
But some of it was from other recipes. So,
the Roman Ritual was a ‘field tested’
and compiled method for deliverance, but we
have to realize that running off a spirit
isn’t enough, you have to ensure it
will not return. Which is partly what this
‘exorcism’ does so it is not merely
a ‘deliverance’ prayer.
Lately we find
because of all of the ghost groups out there,
we see the negative results of too much media
on ‘Ghost hunting’. They get so
many request for exorcisms now, that they
had to further close the doors to filter out
the 99.9 percent of cases which are not in
need of an actual Exorcism. So yes folks the
RED TAPE has lengthened! This is happening
on the east coast as well, as validate by
John Zaffis. (nation wide)
I am not sure
how we can help to open the aid of the church
to true demonic cases, when these would-be
ghosts groups are making it more difficult
by running to clergy for an Exorcism, every
time something goes bump in the night.
-But WE MUST
REALIZE WE CAN GET good CLERGY and PARISHIONERS
to help with Prayers, etc WITHOUT A NEED TO
'RED TAPE' for an full blown EXORCISM. But
this is called ‘deliverance’ help.
Avoid the word exorcism and see if a local
prayer group through your clients church,
or your own church, might have such a group.
In the least prayer requests for deliverance
will get you help!
AND SOLVING A HAUNTING
Often in this, we find it is a ‘play
by ear’, in accessing the type of haunting,
the severity, and so forth. All needed to
provide an adequate solution. Just as diagnosing
a PC Windows problem. Knowing the symptoms
is key to finding a solution, and understanding
the severity of the problem as well, will
entail a need for ‘drastic measures’.
Example. I ran into some ‘computer guys’
who solve things by wiping the hard drive
clean and reinstalling everything. A bit extreme
when you can fix it without taking such drastic
steps. But this is a panic step that a lesser
knowledge technician will use. The probably
here is another person calling themselves
a TECHNICIAN when they are only a ‘one
trick pony’. Yanking boards, here and
there, rather than to recognize symptoms and
going right for a proper solution. So a technician
is good mix of both an ‘engineer’
and ‘repair guy’. The engineer
can understand the inner workings on the computer
well. But it does not alone arm one to recognize
and solve problems. An Engineer is to design,
prototype and build.
engineer (programmer), is often not the one
who debugs it, (troubleshoots the crash, etc.)
That often requires a ‘specialist’,
more so in larger companies.
You will find
an engineer is not trained to improvise and
though such task is part of the design process.
People who attain a healthy understanding
of the common problems and solutions from
experience with such an engineered device
will know more at some point in how to fix
it hen it fails. [One running joke is an engineer,
when a light bulb burns out will go and pull
the fuse on the circuit, then change the bulb.
; ) A little joke I heard in college, but
it does describe how Engineering and repair
is not one in the same approach.]
to repair your PC” is a good book, but
does it make you an experienced repair guy?
Do you have a well understanding of the inner
working of the computer now ?
Or will you
always revert to reformatting a hardrive when
a Windows crash reoccurs?
solutions for problems not correctly identified…
to know, client based help is to provide a
‘solution’ this is apart from
‘Ghost hunting’ teams, which are
more like ‘Tourist’ are to the
Zoo, or Students whom are they merely to observe
an gather data. Not there to carelessly wave
around a vile of holy water or smoldering
sage like a magic wand.
can be better compared to one trying to prove
the PC crashes, or to witness the crash. Ghost
busters are the technicians.
So people need
to be clear as to what type of team there
are and do not cross over to ‘client
help’, if you are primarily an ‘investigation
One is more
so ‘spiritualism’ (client help),
while the other more so ‘science’.
Both can be
needed, just as ‘Psychiatry’ and
‘Psychology’, is considered rather
than to assume witness testimony is always
accurate in telling what is really going on.
So in our case, Paranormal Task Force will
professionally help to gather physical evidence
as needed of the haunting. Where a second
team will handle an effective solution if
one is justified.
I have to say
to be leery of those calling themselves a
“Demonologist”. People should
realize that simply making a choice to specialize
in demonic haunts doesn't make one a ‘demonologist.’
Brittles Book : “The Demonologist”
doesn't make you one, anymore than visiting
a Zoo makes you a ‘Zoologist.’.
There is so
much much more to it than a few years of study,
and it must be from the right sources. As
my own 28 years of serious studies are ongoing,
I never want to assume I have all of the answers.
Only God does have all of the answer after
all. Today, even my father will still always
has a new book reading about ‘spiritual
warfare’, and other related topics.
I have bought him books from TAN publishing
for his birthday and Christmas on through
out the years. So, some say for me, it is
more so a ‘generational’ practice
to study and apply this knowledge. This beyond
the many clergy in my family. So in a way,
one could say, that ‘Demonology’
is sort of a ‘family business’,
my Legacy, as far as a knowledge and understanding.
I Realize even with that, It chose me, I didn’t
so much choose it, as I have had paranormal
experiences since I was at least 7 years old.
As that did kindle a search for answers, but
in my case there was a wealth of knowledge
almost at my finger tips throughout the years,
so I wasn’t limited to book stores and
I wanted to make mention, that I make my self
available to ANYONE who feels a need to ask
for help, or in asking honest questions on
the before mentioned topics. This included
question about the Catholic faith. Although
I come from a more ‘traditional’
view, I will try to answer to a post VATICAN
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