Your dad was an exorcist? You can still BE an exorcist? Terril, that's so cool, I don't know whether to compose a metal song to your father or rethink my entire worldview or both.
My Father has passed away. I think He'd be honoured to have a song
composed in his honour. He was also a healer in the Order of St Johm or something similar.
I know some " Squirrel" Philipina catholics who very seriously get into excorcism.
Now hold your hat!
They had someone who was sick, and the excorcist and helpers visited and put holy water and a cross on her, and the person said the cross was very hot and then went into a trance, or as described was possessed by the person who had put a bad spell or bad wish on her. The excorcist
beat the sick person with a broomstick and asked who she was, and
got a name, carried on beating and then asked the person to remove the spell. This apparently happened. The sick person woke up, not remembering what happened and was better the next day. Doctors had found no cause for the extreme fatigue etc.
Another person had an extremely severe case of excema, something that is very difficult if not impossible to cure. And the Drs hadn't. She had
a ceremony with matches held to her body and got very hot but dosn't remwember much. Within a couple of days the excema had gone. I was witness to that.
Another case of multiple excorcisms. Several healers handled people one after the other. Holding parts of the body, and saying "go back to where you belong". Sometimes the person walked in a trance and then woke up wondering how they had moved.
I say squirrel not because of the excorcism methods but that at least some of them followed a spiritual leader who channelled Jesus alledgedly.
They still think they are main stream catholics though.
" I consider the "Magickal" roots of scientology to be something to attract peoples interest to scientology. Its definitely a minority viewpoint! "
I don't know that this is necessarily true. I mean, it puts a lot of people off, but my 15-year-old Wiccan experimenting self would have thought that was really cool. Might have kept me in a bit longer. Instead, I was thown into ethics for burning incense and making little love charm sachets.
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Ah! that explains the comm lag for them working. After all your just back from honeymoon.
You should have told the E/O that you were just going back to the source of source. After all he did recomend one of Crowleys books in the PDC lectures.