posted on Feb, 3 2014 @ 08:50 PM
This is an interview Patrick Madrid did with the priest that was the source for the movie "The Rite."
Let’s talk about the different levels of demonic activity, starting with what is perhaps on a lower rung. What is infestation?
An infestation refers more to a thing or object. For instance, a demon or even a disembodied spirit can attach itself a house. It could be because a
satanic ritual was performed there, or a satanic cult existed there for a long time.
Segueing to the more intense degree of demonic activity, it would be oppression, which is a physical attack. The lives of the saints are rife with
this kind of thing.
Yes, an oppression would really refer to a kind of depression, where the person is filled with anxiety and very often there’s a sense of despair or
despondency. The other word is obsession, where the person is overcome with or obsessed with the idea of Satan being in their life. But in both those
cases a person can function to where you wouldn’t necessarily be able to detect anything demonic going on unless they disclose certain things to
you. . . . The idea that a demon is in somebody is a misnomer. Sometimes they can be attached to someone and work through someone and be around them
in a sense but not actually in them.
Let’s move to the most extraordinary and the rarest degree, and that would be possession, sometimes known as involuntary possession. Does the
devil take full control of the person’s will so that they’re a kind of puppet to Satan?
A demon can’t control a person’s soul; it can only control a person’s body. Now, the will thing is tricky, because to me the will has everything
to do with the soul. However, I do think when a person is possessed their will can be compromised, because their functionality is limited. They may
not even be able to take care of their own physical needs. A person who accepts the demon, we call that integration, whereas possession is
involuntary. Nevertheless, a person who is fully possessed is not able to make decisions on their own.
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