Hmmmmm. Satanism. Black magic. The occult. Members of the catholic priesthood are claiming that the internet has inspired an interest in these as we pursue the 'dark side' of earthly existence.
Must be some new form of escape. Might be some attempt to go beyond these surly bonds where the few have the most and the most have the least.
I recall dabbling in "magick" a single time way back when and the sheer terror it invoked in my otherwise humble and safe home. I recall the setup. I recall the candles. I recall the icons and incantations I recited for the very purpose AND ...
I remember the consequences of that fateful foray into things with consequences for which I was unprepared naieve.
All I can say is there are things better left alone and my experiment into contact with the so-called "other side" remains high on that list for me personally.
Something about the sudden flicker of the candles in a closed room and the distinct and adjacent rustling noises really did a number on me.
So in the vein of stupid moves, of which I myself am guilty I can certainly profess that dabbling in these so-called "black arts" are indicative of the worst kind of trouble in a person's life.
I cannot agree with the church's declaration of an emergency need for exorcists however because Christ gave us power over all demons on this earth and that power certainly was effective in my particular case.
Suffice it to say that my first foray in to magick was also my last.