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Sam Alvaro

Class 2 The Demonic PerspectiveTrephining individuals experiencing any type of spirits etc would be cured by receiving two holes drilled in their skull which was believed to release these spirits What To Do with the WitchesExodus 2218 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to liveLeviticus 2027 A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit or that is a wizard shall surely be put to death they shall stone them with stones their blood shall be upon them Assumptions of DemonologyThe world is a battlefield between supernatural forces of good and bad Deviancesin Cause and cure of deviant behaviour in the realm of the supernaturalDeviance has1 Harmful to victims2 God3 The entire cosmosThe world is a battlefield between supernatural forces of good and badTwo Paths to Demonic DevianceThe Temptation Model ex Adam and Eve The individual always has a choice The temptation implies sin and that the individual made a choice they are responsible Therefore they deserve punishmentThe Path of Possession individual becomes possessed by an evil spirit Implying that the individual did not have the ability to imply choice Beyond our control therefore this person is deserving of spiritual assistance and would be cured by an exorcism How to Diagnose the Handiwork of the Devil Trial By Ordeal trial by torture individual is accused of a crime must walk across burning coal or pick up a burning iron and depending on the offense they walk longer or have a heavier weight They are then bound for 3 days If the wounds started to heal after 3 days therefore God has intervened and this person must be innocent If the wounds are infected and still unhealed they are guiltyTrial by Cold Water legs and hand tied together and dropped into cold water If they sank they were innocent if they floated they were guiltywater is so pure therefore if you float you are being repelled
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