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The Catholic Church has a cadre of officially sanctioned exorcists which perform many exorcisms each year. The exorcists of the Catholic Church teach that demons attack humans continually but that afflicted persons can be effectively healed and protected either by the formal rite of exorcism, authorized to be performed only by bishops and those they designate, or by prayers of deliverance, which any Christian can offer for themselves or others.
At various times in Christian history, attempts have been made to classify demons according to various proposed demonic hierarchies. In the Gospels, particularly the Gospel of Mark , Jesus cast out many demons from those afflicted with various ailments. He also lent this power to some of his disciples Luke Shayatin is the usual term for demons in Islamic belief.
Occult practises albeit not forbidden per se, may include conjuring demons, which requires acts against God's laws and are therefore forbidden , such as illicit blood-sacrifices, abandoning prayer and rejecting fasting. Based on the Islamic view on Solomon , who is widely believed to have been a ruler over genies and demons, Islam has a rich tradition about conjuring demons.
Among the demons are the shayatin devils and the div fiends. While the shayatin usually appear within a Judeo-Christian background, the div frequently feature in beliefs of Persian and Indian origin. But it is to be noted that in Islam both angels and demons are considered to be the creatures of God and so God has ultimate power over all of them. According to exegisis of the Quran the devils are the offspring of Iblis Satan.
When they succeed, their victim would follow their commands. Prayers are used to ward off their attacks, dissolving them temporarily. As the counterpart of the angels , they try to go against God's will and their abode here: hell is pre-destined. They lack free-will and are bound to evil.
It is necessary to note that in Islam Jinns are different than shayatin unlike shayatin they have free will and not all of them are wrongdoers. The Muslim Persians identified the evil spirits of the Quran with div. While some argue the shayatin have been created good, but turned evil by Iblis' act of arrogance, the div have been created as vicious creatures and embodiment of evil. Among them have been the div, who formed two orders; one of them sided with the jinn and have been banished along them, damned to roam the earth, the other treacherous div joined Iblis during battle, but have been sentened to hell with him.
The div are often depicted as sorcerers whose misdeeds are not bound to temptation only. They could cause sickness, mental illnesses, or even turn humans to stone by touching. Rather, evil spirits described in various faiths' traditions, such as Satan, fallen angels, demons and jinn, are metaphors for the base character traits a human being may acquire and manifest when he turns away from God and follows his lower nature.
Belief in the existence of ghosts and earthbound spirits is rejected and considered to be the product of superstition. While some people fear demons, or attempt to exorcise them, others willfully attempt to summon them for knowledge, assistance, or power. The ceremonial magician usually consults a grimoire , which gives the names and abilities of demons as well as detailed instructions for conjuring and controlling them.
Grimoires are not limited to demons — some give the names of angels or spirits which can be called, a process called theurgy. The use of ceremonial magic to call demons is also known as goetia , the name taken from a section in the famous grimoire known as the Lesser Key of Solomon. Hindu beliefs include numerous varieties of spirits such as Vetalas , Bhutas and Pishachas.
Rakshasas and Asuras are demons. Asura , in the earliest hymns of the Rigveda , originally meant any supernatural spirit, either good or bad. Ancient Hinduism tells that Devas also called suras and Asuras are half-brothers, sons of the same father Kashyapa ; although some of the Devas, such as Varuna , are also called Asuras.
Later, during Puranic age, Asura and Rakshasa came to exclusively mean any of a race of anthropomorphic, powerful, possibly evil beings.
Daitya lit. In post-Vedic Hindu scriptures, pious, highly enlightened Asuras, such as Prahlada and Vibhishana , are not uncommon. The Asura are not fundamentally against the gods, nor do they tempt humans to fall. Many people metaphorically interpret the Asura as manifestations of the ignoble passions in the human mind and as symbolic devices. There were also cases of power-hungry Asuras challenging various aspects of the gods, but only to be defeated eventually and seek forgiveness.
Hinduism advocates the reincarnation and transmigration of souls according to one's karma. Souls Atman of the dead are adjudged by the Yama and are accorded various purging punishments before being reborn. Humans that have committed extraordinary wrongs are condemned to roam as lonely, often mischief mongers, spirits for a length of time before being reborn. Evil spirits are the creation of the evil principle Ahriman in Zoroastrian cosmology , commonly referred to as Daeva. The first six archdemons are produced by Ahriman in direct opposition to the holy immortals created by Ahura Mazda the principle of good.
This six archdemons or seven if Ahriman is included give existence to uncountable malevolent daeva; the Zorastrian demons. They are the embodiment of evil, causing moral imperfection, destroy, kill and torment the wicked souls in the afterlife.
Humans in the state of such sin might be possessed by a corresponding demon: . In Manichaean mythology demons had a real existence, as they derived from the Kingdom of Darkness, they were not metaphors expressing the absence of good nor are they fallen angels , that means they are not originally good, but entities purely evil.
The demons came into the world after the Prince of Darkness assaulted the Realm of Light. The demons ultimately failed their attack and ended up imprisoned in the structures and matter of the contemporary world. They are not sophisticated or inventive creatures, but only driven by their urges.
Simultaneously, the Manichaean concept of demons remains abstract and is closely linked to ethical aspects of evil that many of them appear as personified evil qualities such as: . The Watcher , another group of demonic entities, known from the Enochian writings , appear in the canonical Book of Giants. The Watchers came into existence after the demons were chained up in the sky by Living Spirit.
Later, outwitted by Third Messenger , they fall to earth, there they had intercourse with human women and beget the monstrous Nephilim. Thereupon they establish a tyrannical rule on earth, suppressing mankind, until they are defeated by the angels of punishment, setting an end to their rule.
The Algonquian people traditionally believe in a spirit called a wendigo. The spirit is believed to possess people who then become cannibals. In Athabaskan folklore, there is a belief in wechuge , a similar cannibal sprit. The existence of negative energies is acknowledged. Psychologist Wilhelm Wundt remarked that "among the activities attributed by myths all over the world to demons, the harmful predominate, so that in popular belief bad demons are clearly older than good ones.
In People of the Lie he provides identifying characteristics of an evil person, whom he classified as having a character disorder. In Glimpses of the Devil Peck goes into significant detail describing how he became interested in exorcism in order to debunk the myth of possession by evil spirits — only to be convinced otherwise after encountering two cases which did not fit into any category known to psychology or psychiatry.
Peck came to the conclusion that possession was a rare phenomenon related to evil and that possessed people are not actually evil; rather, they are doing battle with the forces of evil. Although Peck's earlier work was met with widespread popular acceptance, his work on the topics of evil and possession has generated significant debate and derision.
Much was made of his association with and admiration for the controversial Malachi Martin , a Roman Catholic priest and a former Jesuit , despite the fact that Peck consistently called Martin a liar and a manipulator. Peck misdiagnosed patients based upon a lack of knowledge regarding dissociative identity disorder formerly known as multiple personality disorder and had apparently transgressed the boundaries of professional ethics by attempting to persuade his patients into accepting Christianity.
According to S. Chiu, God is shown sending a demon against Saul in 1 Samuel 16 and 18 in order to punish him for the failure to follow God's instructions, showing God as having the power to use demons for his own purposes, putting the demon under his divine authority.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Paranormal being prevalent in religion, occultism, mythology and folklore. This article is about conceptions of evil spirits from around the world. For the semi-divine beings in classical mythology, see Daemon classical mythology. For other uses, see Demon disambiguation. For the film, see Evil Spirit film. For the album by The Damned, see Evil Spirits album. Further information: Daemon classical mythology , Agathodaemon , Cacodemon , Daimonic , and Eudaimonia.
See also: Shedim , Dybbuk , and Samael. See also: Apotropaic magic and Angels in Judaism. See also: Talmud and Jerusalem Talmud. See also: Kabbalah , Destroying angel Bible , and Asmodeus.
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