Exorcism is a skilled practice, and the methods to evict a demon have developed through many centuries of observation and practice by the religious faithful or spiritual leaders. Since recorded history, religious denominations and spiritually in-tune clairvoyants have sought to lead the battle against demonic possession. However, the challenge for many is the ability to recognize whether a demonic presence actually possess a person, or whether that person, instead, suffers from an undiagnosed mental illness.
The International Association of Exorcists meets twice a year in Rome. While they do not make public their statutes, which outline the criteria for determining whether a demon genuinely possesses a human being, they provide legitimacy to the battle between sanity and goodness, the evil fiendish demons that seek to assume our bodies and dominate our minds.
Should a person become possessed by a demonic presence, it's of critical importance that an individual skilled in exorcism assist in expelling the monster. However, just like the International Association of Exorcists, it's important to first determine whether the person in question legitimately does have a demon inside them before any attempts at an exorcism.
Screaming Blasphemies And The Demon's Beef With God
Selena Gomez said it best when she sang "the heart wants what it wants", and what a demon wants is to possess you to the extent that it commands your entire being. Accordingly, demons do not like it when the religious or spiritual treat them like squatters and try to evict them. A person who is possessed by a demonic presence will act our harshly when a person prays in their presence for a prolonged period. If, after the extended period of prayer, the suspected possessed begins to blaspheme and curse god, a demon is likely inside that person.
Recent Contact With Magicians, Illusionists, Conjuring The Dead, Or Future Tellers
Demons are not people, but they do like people. They like to possess them. So, any witchcraft-like endeavors, or magic show attendance, will likely get a demon's attention. Most people should have learned from Stranger Things that demons live in The Upside Down. When a person engages in activities like conjuring the dead or using an Ouija board, that person is, (basically), giving a demon the green light on leaving The Upside Down and possessing their mind, body, and soul.
This Isn't Just Resting Bitch Face
Older millennials remember when goth was fashionable. It was likely a response to the "goody-two-shoes" pop-culture at the time. However, when analyzing whether or not a person is suffering from demonic possession, it's not enough for someone to just look like Marilyn Manson's bastard child. When an evil spirit controls a person, the eyes of the human capsule will be black. It's not just the pupil that turns black, a possessed person's pupil, iris, cornea, and lens, will all darken, and the demon-person's face will look like a hallowed out jack-o-lantern without a candle.
This Isn't Just Resting Dick Face, Either
In The Upside Down, dental hygiene isn't much of a priority. What is a priority, is finding a human being who is susceptible to demonic possession. Consequently, without any demon dentists or adequate dental education, most people who get possessed by a demon experience acute and rapid dental decay. Additionally, newer, longer, sharper, and grayer teeth begin to erupt from the possessed person's mouth, sometimes causing bleeding, but almost always resulting in a facial paralysis that does not allow the mouth to fully close.