I'm not sure I understand why you started this thread. Do you want to know something from us, or do you want us to know something from you? You ask us for information on what the Fathers say about demon possession, yet in your next post you tell us that a particular book will tell us everything we need to know about demon possession and you boast about some of the stuff you've written about the subject on other discussion forums. So I would really like to know: Do you sincerely want to receive what we have to say in answer to your questions, or did you post your initial questions as a mere pretext to catch our attention so you could then preach to us?
My apologies, I was trying to inform Fr Giyrus on what I already knew about demonic possession, because it seemed that there were things which were overlooked.
I was just trying to tell him about what he overlooked, and also inform him even more
about demonic possession.
I am sorry, I guess I missed the topic a bit.
I just want to know what people know about the subject matter, because I myself have been experiencing some kind of demonic possession. The demons do, in fact, enter into our bodies. And thanks to my serious drug abuse and drug addiction, I have led them into my own body.
Fr Giryus overlooked what I had posted, because according to St Brianchaninov and his book - On The Prayer of Jesus, the demons do
enter into our bodies... That is one of the reasons why I posted the way I did.
And St Brianchaninov treats the subject of demonic possession as something fairly common, and not a rare phenomenon.
Listen to this chapter of his audiobook and realize what I am saying: http://www.philokalia.org/Audiobooks/On%20the%20Prayer%20of%20Jesus/03-Power%20to%20Expel%20Demons.mp3
Listen to it. He is right when he quotes St Macarios:
''Evidently here is described that activity of which St. Macarius the Great and to which he invites people in his First Word with a clear indication as to the weapon of that warfare:
'Force your way in, whoever you are, through the thoughts that incessantly rise up within you, to that prisoner of war and slave of sin -- your soul -- and look to the very bottom of your thoughts, and you will see nestling and creeping in the inner recesses of your soul the snake (dragon) which killed you by poisoning the vital parts of your soul. The heart is an unfathomable abyss. If you kill that snake, glory in your purity before God. But if not, humble yourself as one who if weak and sinful, and pray to God for deliverance from your secret sins[/b]'St Macarius the Great
, word 1, Ch. 1 (not from Homilies)
You REALLY CAN see the serpent in the bottom of your thoughts, if you practice the prayer of Jesus in the night with closed eyes(in the manner according to St John of the Ladder in the audiobook) and you 'look to the very botton of your thoughts'
All I know is that I DID see a serpent... A horrible figure inside of my mind. I saw the serpent.
St Macarios the Great states something which is absolutely unimaginable, But according to my own experience, it is absolutely true.
Just listen to the audiobook chapter.
I apologize for going off the topic.
I really would like it if someone would answer this question with some testimony from a saint or elder.
Fr Giyrus is likely correct, A possessed person probably does go to hell... Thanks Giyrus.
But where did you learn all of this about demonic possession?.. Was it St Poemen the great... who was it?
I have very good reason to believe that you are Get_Behind_Me_Satan, Walk_In_Truth, DeathToTheWorld, and I_Hate_Satan returned yet again under yet another username--your IP address, some of the things you said about yourself, and the content and style of your posts are all a dead giveaway. You are therefore on indefinite post moderation pending a review of your record.
Another duplicate account.