Why have I been trained as a demonologist after 36 years in ministry?
Good question, but no direct answer!
As I was born into a Catholic family, I heard about the devil at a very young age, but it was more about right and wrong. I learn about the devil in my primary classes of third grade to sixth grade in our Cathecism class.
In the ministry training course, we learn about the devil in
- Demon Cultural Ontology A supernatural being: a spirit, a divine force, a semi-divine being, an evil spirit, or a malevolent force.
- Satan Devil, Systematic Theology
- Devil/Demon, Supernatural Being The adversary of God.
- Satan Devil, Cultural Ontology, An Evil Supernatural Being, Preaching Theme, Supernatural Being The adversary of God.
As all my training was aimed mainly at being a Chaplain, we did not learn much about the devil in Divinity courses.
Following the Council of Vatican II and governments becoming increasingly laid, religion was removed from schools, hospitals, and others. Most people of the generation after mine became atheists; also, we noticed an augmentation of people toward spiritism and occultism, with sentences like "spiritual but not religious?
Roman Catholic parishes claim not to have enough exorcist priests; we are living in a funny world.
In 1966, 14-year-old Eric Michel was going to his fifteen at the end of that year. As mentioned, I entered the paranormal world with an essay in grade height requirement from our teacher, Mr. Cormier, on the topic of our choice. I choose UFO.
Taking notes from an organism bulletin, the Ufologist of Ottawa that my father lay down on our buffet.
UFOs were one of many topics in my dad's library...
In his collection of books, we could find:
- Sorciers d'aujourd'hui Editions de Crémille, Genève, 1970 height books
- All paranormal books collection J'ai lu, Belline, 1977
- Mystère de la mort Presses Universitaire, France, 1943
- Cours pratique de graphologie, Henri Dangles, Paris, 1937
- Missals and other Catholic books
- And the most intriguing and want-to-know books for teenagers, The Grand Albert and the Petit Albert
Of course, I wasn't allowed to read them, but when you're a young, curious boy.
From those books, especially Petit Albert (Grimoire), I was more interested in because of its size, pocketbook and Petit Albert graphics.
- You learn how to make wands.
- A devil protection circles
- How to call the devils depends on your needs because each devil has its own power. A devil for love, another for money, etc.
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