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Last Update: 08.01.17
Ed and Lorraine Warren
Ed and Lorraine Warren received their fame and notoriety from their investigation of the famous case of the Lutz family who moved into a house in Amityville, a suburban neighborhood located on the south shore of Long Island, New York. Thirteen months before the Lutzes moved in, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. shot and killed six members of his family at the house. After 28 days, the Lutzes left the house, claiming to have been terrorized by paranormal phenomena while living there. A movie was made about this case. This begins the Warren’s influence on future paranormal investigators.
It is claimed that Ed Warren had official Vatican approval as demonologist. If that is true, then they need to provide proof. The Church is not going to grant such approval without documentation. To date neither Ed, who is now deceased, nor Lorraine has ever at any time provided documentation to prove this claim. Until such time as documentation is produced such claims must be considered false.
The Warrens founded the Museum of the Paranormal. Lorraine claims to be in discussions with the Vatican to take over these so-called relic once she dies. We have no idea why the Vatican would do so, we don’t know. But, given the character of Ed and Lorraine Warren, we would not trust such claims unless documented.
The fact that such a museum exist is horrific. Such museum can appeal only to misguided curiosity-seekers and can be very dangerous. Items that were cursed or otherwise infested with demons should be destroyed if they cannot be cleansed, and not displayed as curiosities.
There are many things about the Warrens that are troubling considering they are supposed to be Catholics. Lorraine claims to be a psychic and during their investigations they have utilized psychics and séances. Such things are contrary to Christian practice. In addition, the Warren’s utilize the services of one Bishop McKenna (see entry in the Exorcist category). So-called Bishop McKenna was excommunicated and thus any exorcisms he performed our illicit. In addition, any other services he performed are equally problematic. The demons will know that he is an excommunicated priest, and therefore in rebellion. The effectiveness of Bishop McKenna, therefore, is very questionable since demons do not have to listen to her belly is an excommunicated priest.
We consider the Warren’s to be singularly problematic and destructive to the field of deliverance and paranormal investigation. In addition to what was mentioned above, the Warrens proposed many silly and stupid theories which have been passed on to nearly every single so-called paranormal investigator in the country.
One such theory, which the Warrens proposed as an absolute truth, is an explanation of a cold spots which sometimes occur in “haunted” houses. They proposed that the reason for cold spots was that in order for spirits, human or demonic, to manifest in our world such spirits had to suck out energy from our world. This is plain silly. Anyone with the knowledge of angelology/demonology 101 should know that spirits are not of this material world. Since spirits are in the spiritual realm and not in the material world it is not required for them to utilize anything in this material world in order to manifest. Neither cold spots nor portals are required.
But, what is worse than this ignorant theory was that they proposed it as an absolute fact. The Warren’s would have had greater integrity had they proposed this idea as a theory, albeit a stupid one.
Other such notions, as the practice of provocation is another problem. One should not be “poking the dog” when it comes to demons. This is just plain stupid and very dangerous. One of the famous paranormal investigators, who is now retired, recounts an experience he had been investigating a house with a demonic presence. This presence was allegedly in the attic. So this fella went to the attic and tried to provoke the demon to manifest. He heard a growl. He then provoke the demon by saying, “is that the best you can do?” Suddenly some invisible force picked him up off the floor and took him over to the window supposedly to throwing out the window of a three-story building. Just before this entity got him to the window he was dropped to the floor. Had this demonic entity through him out the window he would’ve been killed.
One may command a demon to leave, one may rebuke a demon, but one does not poke the dog with a demon. This is just plain stupid. Yet this practice is seen in many if not most of the TV paranormal investigator shows.
We highly advise people to not watch those paranormal TV shows as 100% of the shows present information that is incorrect and perform practices which can be very dangerous to do. The primary problem with these paranormal TV shows is not just that they’re full of bunk, but it inspires other people to start their own little paranormal investigating organizations to which they adopt philosophies and notions which are incorrect in dangerous, and manic the very same dangerous procedures they see on TV.
All of this nonsense, this dangerous set of notions and practices, we’re spearheaded by the Warrens. We advise that no one have anything to do with the ideas, notions, and practices proposed by the Warrens. We highly advise that no one listen to Lorraine, and no one listen to the disciples of the Warrens. This applies especially to John Zaffis, who starred in the SyFy paranormal reality TV show, Haunted Collector, and runs the Paranormal and Demonology Research Society of New England. Also, in this category of people to avoid include Dave Considine and Fr. Rama Coomeraswamy.
Have nothing to do these people, and have nothing to do with these paranormal investigator TV shows.
John Zaffis is a paranormal researcher. He is a nephew of Ed and Loraine Warren and is part of the Warren disciples with all the problems that comes with that. He starred in the SyFy paranormal reality TV show, Haunted Collector, and runs the Paranormal and Demonology Research Society of New England, which he founded in 1998. Zaffis spent his first years studying under his uncle and aunt Ed and Lorraine Warren. He currently runs the Museum of the Paranormal located in Stratford, Connecticut.
Dave Considine claims to officially sanctioned by the Traditional & Orthodox Catholic Church, whatever schismatic group that is, as a religious demonologists. Such approval by a schismatic group, if Considine holds this approval, holds no weight with the true Catholic Church, not with demons who know, that this group is not the true Church of Jesus Christ. The effectiveness of Considine will be solely that of a Christian. His “approval” is of no consequence. Condidine is a Warran disciple and was trained by the Warrens.
In Mr. Deel’s book he asserts a theological point that one must be “re-baptized” if one dies and is revived. This assertion is unheard of by all the Popes and theologians of the Catholic Church for the past 2000 years. The mark of Baptism is indelibly placed on one’s soul forever. The idea that one needs to be re-baptized if one dies and is revived is, at best a profound theological error, and at worse a formal heresy. He also asserts the novel ideas that if one dies and is revived that they “may require” re-anointing as a Christian. All this seems to be based upon another novel and unheard of notion that when one dies and is revived it is a “rebirth”, thus possibly needing re-baptism and re-anointing.
(see details in the review of his book)
Because his error about the need for re-baptism, and other unheard of and novel notions and his lack of courage and integrity to admit his error, Mr. Deel, we believe, is utterly unqualified and his book cannot be recommended especially in light of the many books and documents from credible people whereby one can learn about this subject. (See recommended books). Given the flawed thinking, we believe that it would not be prudent to secure any of his services or advice.
Non-Catholic paranormal investigators are a dime a dozen in both secular and pseudo-Christian forms. We will not be providing a database of all of them as each of these group have common denominator attributes. Instead we will provide a sampling to illustrate the problems.
A primary attribute among the non-Catholic groups (and many Catholic groups) is the failure in theology. This group may or may not be Christian, yet it uses many trappings of Christianity, such as appeal to Catholic Saints and use of Catholic or non-Catholic Christian prayers. The Spirit of the Sword Paranormal Resolution group does both. Yet regardless of this “apparent” Christianity, the group violates the very fundamentals of the Christian faith, such as committing sin against the First Commandment to have no other God before the true God.
According to the Catechism concerning the First Commandment:
Divination and magic
2115 God can reveal the future to his prophets or to other saints. Still, a sound Christian attitude consists in putting oneself confidently into the hands of Providence for whatever concerns the future, and giving up all unhealthy curiosity about it. Improvidence, however, can constitute a lack of responsibility.
2116 All forms of divination are to be rejected: recourse to Satan or demons, conjuring up the dead or other practices falsely supposed to “unveil” the future.48 Consulting horoscopes, astrology, palm reading, interpretation of omens and lots, the phenomena of clairvoyance, and recourse to mediums all conceal a desire for power over time, history, and, in the last analysis, other human beings, as well as a wish to conciliate hidden powers. They contradict the honor, respect, and loving fear that we owe to God alone.
2117 All practices of magic or sorcery, by which one attempts to tame occult powers, so as to place them at one’s service and have a supernatural power over others – even if this were for the sake of restoring their health – are gravely contrary to the virtue of religion. These practices are even more to be condemned when accompanied by the intention of harming someone, or when they have recourse to the intervention of demons. Wearing charms is also reprehensible. Spiritism often implies divination or magical practices; the Church for her part warns the faithful against it. Recourse to so-called traditional cures does not justify either the invocation of evil powers or the exploitation of another’s credulity.
When we examine the credentials of some of their “Team” found on their site, we find proof of their offense before God (bold in the quotes is my emphasis to problematic issues):
JEFF – Director / Angel Intuitive0
“Jeff has always had a close relationship with the angelic realm and with direction from the other side and after extensive study, he became a Certified Angel Intuitive and a Certified Angel Card Reader. His dedication and training allow him to assist clients with angel therapy before, during and after the resolution of their cases.”
JIM– Tech Specialist / Deliverance Assistant
“While doing a case, Jim was informed by the other side about gifts he has from his deep-rooted spiritual past and is now assisitng (sic) with religious deliverances.”
BUFFY – Physical Medium / Clairsentient / Occult Specialist
“Buffy has been working with the paranormal for over 20 years as a physical medium, clairsentient, empath and a Celtic Wiccan practitioner who speaks to the dead… She was given these gifts from the other side for the purpose of being the voice from across the veil. Buffy is also a 20 year Occult Specialist veteran, who uses her gifts to tell the stories and give messages across the void to those in the living world. She crosses the wanderers and the lost spirits back to their rightful place. She is very experienced in house blessings, cleansings, vortex/portal closures, and banishment rituals.”
The team page ends with this announcement: + SOTS also has very gifted mediums, psychics, prayer warriors, and clergy that work along with us.+
The composition of nearly all secular investigation teams are similar to SOTS. With great scandal, many Christian teams are similarly peppered with people sinning against the First Amendment.
Under no circumstances should anyone, Christian or not, ask these people for consultation or help, unless you want to become more vulnerable to the devil.