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Old March 4th, 2018, 07:56 AM   #1
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Vatican trains more exorcists to combat rising demonic crisis

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Vatican officials announced a class to train new exorcists in the face of a crisis in Italy, where church leaders say alleged possessions have tripled.

The church in Italy is woefully under-equipped to deal with what Catholic exorcists in Italy say is an exponential increase in demand for exorcisms seen in recent years, according to Catholic News Agency. The Vatican, which has suffered a lack of clergy willing to learn about exorcism, will offer a week-long training course for exorcists from April 16 to 21 in order to prepare those who are entering the ministry to face the alleged rise in demonic activity.



Vatican trains more exorcists to combat rising demonic crisis - Yellowhammer News
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So, the Catholic Church is still invested in treating mental illness as demonic possession! I'll just add it to the list of their other crimes and offenses.
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Father Benigno Palilla, an exorcist from Sicily, claimed that Italy’s yearly total of cases of alleged demonic activity tripled recently, rising to 500,000 cases annually, according to CNA. He attributed the rise in cases of possession to increased use of fortune tellers and tarot cards, which “open the door to the devil and to possession.”
I hope I haven't told this story previously....

I got into Tarot when I was 20. Deeply. Studied it. Did many "readings" for people. Got a good reputation.

A friend asked me to do a reading for him as he was neck-deep in an illegal business transaction involving marijuana, lots of money, and dealing with strangers.

I used what's called The “Celtic Cross” Spread, which involves ten cards. Check it out if you're curious: 6 Most Common Tarot Spreads And Their Uses ? Tarot Prophet

In this layout, the tenth card is the "prediction." The other nine cards set the stage, describing the initial situation and the factors influencing it. I could interpret the cards as I laid them out.

I saw where this was going before the tenth card. Not well. And then I put down the tenth card. The death card. The death card can mean the end of something so that something new can begin. Not in this case.

And then, the entire layout began visually "vibrating," for lack of a better term. And then, that trusty, never having given bad advice inner voice asks: You know you're casting a spell, right? Bingo. I scooped up the cards, put them in their case, and asked my friend if he wanted them.

He, of course, is asking me: What'd they say? How is the deal going down? I repeated: Do you want these, because if you don't I'm throwing them away.

"They are no good to me. I just want to know what they say." I said never mind what they say, or said. I got up and threw them into the trash can outdoors. I never again did a reading.

There's stuff going on. One may choose to deny anything that cannot be described in 3-D plus time terminology. That choice is an expression of faith that the material world is all there is. We don't know that. Science hasn't proved that.
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Old March 4th, 2018, 09:43 AM   #7
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Father Benigno Palilla, an exorcist from Sicily, claimed that Italy’s yearly total of cases of alleged demonic activity tripled recently, rising to 500,000 cases annually, according to CNA. He attributed the rise in cases of possession to increased use of fortune tellers and tarot cards, which “open the door to the devil and to possession.”
I hope I haven't told this story previously....

I got into Tarot when I was 20. Deeply. Studied it. Did many "readings" for people. Got a good reputation.

A friend asked me to do a reading for him as he was neck-deep in an illegal business transaction involving marijuana, lots of money, and dealing with strangers.

I used what's called The “Celtic Cross” Spread, which involves ten cards. Check it out if you're curious: 6 Most Common Tarot Spreads And Their Uses ? Tarot Prophet

In this layout, the tenth card is the "prediction." The other nine cards set the stage, describing the initial situation and the factors influencing it. I could interpret the cards as I laid them out.

I saw where this was going before the tenth card. Not well. And then I put down the tenth card. The death card. The death card can mean the end of something so that something new can begin. Not in this case.

And then, the entire layout began visually "vibrating," for lack of a better term. And then, that trusty, never having given bad advice inner voice asks: You know you're casting a spell, right? Bingo. I scooped up the cards, put them in their case, and asked my friend if he wanted them.

He, of course, is asking me: What'd they say? How is the deal going down? I repeated: Do you want these, because if you don't I'm throwing them away.

"They are no good to me. I just want to know what they say." I said never mind what they say, or said. I got up and threw them into the trash can outdoors. I never again did a reading.

There's stuff going on. One may choose to deny anything that cannot be described in 3-D plus time terminology. That choice is an expression of faith that the material world is all there is. We don't know that. Science hasn't proved that.
It's interesting that you are convinced that the inner voice is that of "stuff going on" not of "the material world" rather than being your own conscience and superstitions, which we all have.

I did psychic readings for a while. I told people things about themselves that deep inside they knew but had kept to themselves (they asked for the readings so it wasn't intrusive). But I knew that we are more than meets the eye and it is available if one can allow themselves to see it. I've known other psychics who are far, far better at it than I am, but we don't attribute it to anything outside of ourselves.
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So, the Catholic Church is still invested in treating mental illness as demonic possession! I'll just add it to the list of their other crimes and offenses.
The church itself has a long, sordid, and bloody history. It redefined God, and it promulgated, with the assistance of its secular protectors, the crowd control concept known as eternal hell .... for starts.

However, despite its history, good people have been drawn to the church, and these people have performed good works.

As for "demonic possession......"

When exorcists need help, they call him
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It's interesting that you are convinced that the inner voice is that of "stuff going on" not of "the material world" rather than being your own conscience and superstitions, which we all have.

I did psychic readings for a while. I told people things about themselves that deep inside they knew but had kept to themselves (they asked for the readings so it wasn't intrusive). But I knew that we are more than meets the eye and it is available if one can allow themselves to see it. I've known other psychics who are far, far better at it than I am, but we don't attribute it to anything outside of ourselves.
Well, the inner voice, which first appeared around age 5, has saved my physical life by supplying critical information not available via the five senses. Twice these occurrences were witnessed.

I'm not talking about conscience or superstition. Though you responded to my post, you didn't respond to the story told, which I can't prove but I can't dismiss either.

Please tell me more about your psychic reading experiences.
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Father Benigno Palilla, an exorcist from Sicily, claimed that Italy’s yearly total of cases of alleged demonic activity tripled recently, rising to 500,000 cases annually, according to CNA. He attributed the rise in cases of possession to increased use of fortune tellers and tarot cards, which “open the door to the devil and to possession.”
I hope I haven't told this story previously....

I got into Tarot when I was 20. Deeply. Studied it. Did many "readings" for people. Got a good reputation.

A friend asked me to do a reading for him as he was neck-deep in an illegal business transaction involving marijuana, lots of money, and dealing with strangers.

I used what's called The “Celtic Cross” Spread, which involves ten cards. Check it out if you're curious: 6 Most Common Tarot Spreads And Their Uses ? Tarot Prophet

In this layout, the tenth card is the "prediction." The other nine cards set the stage, describing the initial situation and the factors influencing it. I could interpret the cards as I laid them out.

I saw where this was going before the tenth card. Not well. And then I put down the tenth card. The death card. The death card can mean the end of something so that something new can begin. Not in this case.

And then, the entire layout began visually "vibrating," for lack of a better term. And then, that trusty, never having given bad advice inner voice asks: You know you're casting a spell, right? Bingo. I scooped up the cards, put them in their case, and asked my friend if he wanted them.

He, of course, is asking me: What'd they say? How is the deal going down? I repeated: Do you want these, because if you don't I'm throwing them away.

"They are no good to me. I just want to know what they say." I said never mind what they say, or said. I got up and threw them into the trash can outdoors. I never again did a reading.

There's stuff going on. One may choose to deny anything that cannot be described in 3-D plus time terminology. That choice is an expression of faith that the material world is all there is. We don't know that. Science hasn't proved that.

We have lost touch w/ our ability to "communicate w/ nature" for lack of a better term. Many believe that this is by design and can be traced back to the romans co-opting Catholicism. Think of all the knowledge hidden away in the Vatican vaults. But hey, at least we are punching holes in the fabric of our known reality w/ places like cern.



Have you seen the show 'shut eye' w/ Jeffery Donovan (burn notice) it's pretty and on hulu. Check it out.
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