Self Help with Violent Hauntings - St. Padre Pio Center for Deliverance Counseling
This is a papal fidelity site. Loyal and Obedient to the Current Pope and to the Magisterium United With Him. Violent Hauntings If you are currently going through a violent haunting, it will be prudent to follow the following guidelines: Under no circumstances should you ever speak to the entity. Doing so can put you, your loved ones and your property in danger.
Never challenge the entity in any way (saying things like, If you are present, then show yourself or give me a sign).
Never ask the entity questions. If you are dealing with a demonic entity, asking it questions or challenging it can have disastrous consequences.
Never, under any circumstances attempt to contact the entity through séances, Ouija boards, or psychic mediums in the attempt to negotiate with and/or placate the spirit.
Do not use imprecatory commands directed toward the entity. Imprecatory commands use I language, such as fall along the lines of In the name of Jesus Christ, I command you to... or In the name of Jesus Christ, I rebuke (bind) (cast out) you to demon of ... These types of commands are to be avoided as they can place you and/or your loved ones in danger. This is one reason why the Holy See has officially prohibited the use of imprecatory commands by anyone outside of a formal solemn exorcism (see Inde Ab Aliquot Annis: On The Current Norms Governing Exorcisms, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith September 29, 1985). We are allowed, however, to use deprecatory language in our prayers. Deprecatory language avoids the I language and replaces if by asking the Father to do the commanding or rebuking/binding/casting out. For example, follows is the imprecatory prayers listed in the last paragraph to deprecatory language: In the name of Jesus Christ, Father, I as you to command this demon of ... or In the name of Jesus Christ, Father I ask you to rebuke (bind) (cast out) this demon of ... Also see see the Prayers page for examples of prayers that use deprecatory wording. Prayer affords the best protection for you and your family at this point. Pray the prayers that we have listed on the Prayers page. Try not to be afraid. Although we do fully realize that the events that may be going on around you are terrifying, try to realize that you are being protected by God and His holy Angels. If you were not being protected, you would not be reading this right now. In addition to this, you need to seek out help, whether it be help from us or clergy. To begin with helping yourself with violent hauntings or any other spiritual warfare problem, please see the Seven Steps to Deliverance. Do not be afraid to ask your Priest or Minister for help. Realize, though, that they are human and as such can and do make mistakes. Pray for them rather than criticize and condemn. Also, most Priests and Ministers are not knowledgeable or prepared to handle spiritual warfare problems. In such cases our assistance may be expecially helpful to you.