Thursday, October 24, 2013

13 Days of Halloween: Demons

Barb: 
Demons are a girls best friend

As long as there has been history there have been demons in every culture, every religion. Demons have been viewed as either fallen angels or as minions of the devil himself. But leave it to romance writers to turn creatures known as villains into heroes.
Authors including Kresley Cole, Jacquelyn Frank and Larissa Ione each have series featuring demons. Here are some suggestions you may want to check out:
Authors like Carrie Ann Ryan who in her Dante's Circle series HER THREE WISHES has not only a demon as a hero but part of a menage which included an angel.  
Book 3 in the Dante's Circle Series

Humans aren't as alone as they choose to believe. Every human possesses a trait of supernatural that lays dormant within their genetic make-up. Centuries of diluting and breeding have allowed humans to think they are alone and untouched by magic. But what happens when something changes?

He's spent the last few years in hell fighting in the demon games and doing things that would haunt even the fiercest of men's nightmares. But now Hunter Brooks is back in the human realm, ready to take on the Pack that left him behind...and take the mate he's just met.

Becca Quinn is one of the seven lightning-struck women--a human who isn't so human and only needs to find her true half to unlock all that she could be. Hunter, the dangerous, sexy wolf, has saved her life twice, and yet she knows nothing about him--only that she wants to know everything she can.

Between the Pack's council and strangers who could take everything away from them, Becca and Hunter have more to fight and everything to fight for. Hunter's dark past takes over their courtship, and just when he thinks all his lost, he'll find that Becca's more than he--or she--ever thought.

Warning: Contains a sexy wolf who broods with the best of them, a woman who defines the term unlucky, and a chemistry that's sure to make the wolf howl in all of us.

As part of the Soul Debt collector series author Zenobia Renquist wrote a hot short titled OR CURRENT RESIDENT. 
Book Summary
Cheyenne didn't know what she was in for when she took over her friend's lease. She thought
she was getting a perfect apartment with reasonable rent. And then a demon shows up on her first night, demanding the sex that's owed him. That's when she regrets not reading before she signs, though she doesn't regret it long.

The landlord made a deal with August -- an entire apartment complex as his sexual playground in exchange for personal gain. Cheyenne is August's latest acquisition, and his prowess has her eagerly awaiting his return. She happily meets his every challenge because the second she refuses, he'll drop her into Hell to satisfy his many brothers instead.

With the end of the lease approaching, Cheyenne discovers emotions developing for a demon who could probably never return her feelings. The terms of the agreement are simple, but she's planning to negotiate for an extension with an option for love.

A Demon and His Witch (Welcome to Hell #1)
by Eve Langlais 
Burning alive is nothing compared to the heat of his touch.
Roasted at the stake as a witch, while her lover watches, Ysabel sells her soul to the devil in return for revenge. A fair trade until her ex-boyfriend escapes the bowels of Hell and she’s forced to team up with a demon to fetch the jerk back.

Remy’s seen a lot of things during his long tenure in Lucifer’s guard, but nothing can prepare him for the witch with the acerbic tongue - and voluptuous figure. Her mouth says ‘Screw you’, but her body screams ‘Take me’. What’s a poor demon to do when his heart makes things even more complicated by goading him to make her his, forever?

Before he can decide if his demonizing days are done though, he needs to catch the bad guys, save the girl and then find a way to convince her to love him and not kill him.

Welcome to Hell where you’re screwed if you do and damned if don’t. And just so you know, Lucifer’s got a special spot reserved for you...

Jenn: 

Who needs an exorcism?

The first thing you need to establish when considering your exorcism abilities is whether someone needs to be
exorcised; if they’re spouting obscenities, doing weird things with a crucifix, throwing up green gunk, and rotating their head 360 degrees, then you can safely assume that they’ve been possessed.

Examine your faith

Before you go ahead and banish the world from evil supernatural-style, you must examine your faith. Successful exorcisms can — and must — only be carried out by the highly religious. Those whose idea of faith is going to church on Christmas Eve and forgetting about it the rest of the year need not apply. Ultimately, it is your faith that will command the demons out, and if you haven’t got any then you’re screwed.

Dress for the possessed

Ensure that you look the part by renting a surplice or purple stole from a local costume shop. If you’re to dispossess the possessed, you’ll need to convince the demon that you mean business, and that means looking like an authentic priest. Sling a couple of rosary beads around your neck for extra effect. Be sure to enter the room clutching a Bible, muttering mysteriously and acting erratic

Identify the possessed

You must first establish that the possessed is, in fact, possessed. Would you ever forgive yourself for performing a long, drawn-out exorcism on someone that was having an epileptic fit or a psychotic episode, and needed an ambulance rather than a madman like you wielding a crucifix? In this instance, you’re more likely to be locked up for manslaughter than congratulated for saving humanity. The exterior symptoms of such medical conditions and possession are similar, so you must learn to differentiate the two.

Understand the possessed

In order to successfully perform an exorcism, you must understand the typical behavioral patterns of the possessed so that you’re not susceptible to any dirty tricks they may try. At first, the demon will hide its true identity by pretending to be a peaceful spirit. It will try to lure you in with sweet talk, will look at you like a lost puppy and will do everything in its power to avoid being exorcised. However, when you threaten exorcism it will invariably reveal itself, thrashing about, throwing up, reciting weird languages, and screaming. It may even attempt to perform a sexual act to demonstrate its deviant, defiant behavior. After this stage, you and the demon will clash and fight for the soul of the possessed. Here, you must sift through your religious weaponry and blast that sucker back to where if came from. If you win, then the demon will be expelled and peace will return to the body and soul of the possessed.

Contain the possessed

You don’t want to cause a scene when you’ve established that someone is possessed, so do your best to contain the problem. Not that the possessed will feel much like hitting the town, however. In fact, the possessed will probably lie in bed with the curtains drawn like a stressed-out, drug-dependent Britney Spears. To begin with, you may suspect that the possessed merely has a hangover, but the green tinge to their skin and the manic look in their eyes will suggest otherwise. If you can, tie them down to the bed. It would be a nasty surprise indeed if you had guests around and they found the possessed going to the toilet in the hallway (not only is it embarrassing, but it will stain your lovely new Persian rug). Use something strong, like belts or rope, and bind their wrists and ankles to the bed. Ideally, you’d gag them as well, but getting that close to their mouth is not recommended — they may just bite your hand off. Once you are satisfied that the possessed can’t escape, you’re ready to perform the exorcism.

The rite

The exorcism revolves around a single passage in the Roman Ritual, one of the books detailing the official rites of the Roman Catholic Church. Begin with the imploring formula whereby you’ll ask God to free the possessed from the devil. Do remember to say please, however. Say something along the lines of, “God, whose nature is forever merciful and forgiving, accept our prayer that this servant of yours, bound by the fetters of sin, may be pardoned by your loving kindness.”
At this point, the possessed may thrash about on the bed, hissing and spitting; the demon inside knows that its end is nigh. Continue the rite by demanding that the devil leave the body of the possessed, “Depart, then, impious one, depart, accursed one, depart with all your deceits, for God has willed that man should be his temple.” As the bed begins to shake and the demon spouts profanity from the mouth of the possessed, attempt to keep your cool. Although you may think that you’re hurting this vile creature that lies before you, you are, in fact, saving it from itself.

The ritual

At various intervals in your recitations and prayers, you must perform certain actions. Occasionally, sprinkle holy water from your vile onto the possessed and anybody else that may be in the room with you. You’ll probably hear a burning sound, but don’t worry, this is entirely normal. If you were as consumed by the fires of hell as the possessed, no doubt you’d sizzle too. As well as dousing everyone with holy water, be sure to lay your healing hands on the possessed. While this isn’t a particularly pleasant part of the exorcism, it’s essential in the fight against evil. Carefully approach the bed (the possessed may quiet down and try to stare you out, but don’t be put off) and rest your hands on their skin — one hand on their chest and one hand on their forehead (be sure to disinfect your hands afterwards — who knows where the possessed have been). You may use this opportunity to perform the sign of the cross on both you and the possessed. If the possessed spits at you, spit back; don’t let it take control of the situation. If you have a religious relic handy, then touch the skin of the possessed with it. Whether it’s a crucifix or a statue of the Virgin Mary, the demon won’t like it one bit and will have an adverse reaction.

 

                                                  The exorcism

If everything has gone according to plan and you have won the fight, the demon will be expelled from the body of the possessed. The possessed will return to normal, but will need a few days to recover. They will have been through one of the most terrifying experiences imaginable, and won’t be up to chatting about the ordeal or taking visitors on the first day. Allow their body to heal, return your props to the costume shop and distract yourself from the horror you’ve just faced — watch a Disney film or something.
Good Luck and hopefully everyone survives!
http://www.askmen.com/money/how_to_300/360_how_to.html

One of my favorite books about Demons is Save My Soul series by Kristie Haigwood.


Sher:

Common types of Demon’s and myths:
Fallen Angel - An angel that has lapsed into sin or has been exiled from heaven. (Christian)
Familiar - A spirit, often in the form of an animal, that assists in sorcery and witchcraft. (European)
Goblin - A malformed creature related to the fae. (European)
Gorgon - A winged female being with live snakes for hair. (Greek)
Imp - A small mischievous demon related to the fairy. (European)
Incubus - A male demon that attempts to have sexual relations with people while they sleep.
Succubus - A female demon that attempts to have sexual relations with people while they sleep.

 
Dark forces and spirits like certain people more than others.This is true.

Some people have an unknown ability within themselves, and if they developed that ability or gift it might cause them to become "threats" to the dark forces. These people may be called light workers or something of that nature. Basically there are some of us who possess a potential to create immense light on this planet and shift the negative and dark energies here in such a way that it would create a major shift within this planet. By creating this shift we would therefore be diminishing the dark light or darkness in this world. People like this are threats to the dark forces, and so in a plan to control and dominate light workers, demons and dark forces are actually tasked or sent to certain people. They have also been known to wait for these "special" light workers to incarnate again after dying in a previous lifetime. They would follow them around as soon as they entered a new human body and wait for them to create some type of opening so they could attach to them. Now all people are in some way or another a potential light worker, therefore all people are treated as if they could possibly be threats to the dark forces. But there are certain "gifted" individuals who may actually create some serious damage to the dark forces agenda, thereby causing the dark forces to have less power and control over humans. They "special" people are treated as goals or prizes among the dark forces.

If I had a demon or spirit attached to me I would know it.
This is false.

How would you know it if you had a demon or spirit attached to you?
You may have some of the symptoms stated on my website, but you also may have become used to those symptoms and not think that they are serious. It is almost like having a nail stuck in your hand. In the beginning you would feel the nail, but over time you would get used to the feeling of the nail. This is how demons and spirits work within people. As time goes on they become more and more a part of the people they attach to. Most people with spiritual attachments do not know they have them because the attachments feel so much like their natural self. It may sound odd that a person would not know that they have something distinct from themselves within their energy fields/aura, but it is the way things work. Most people are shut off on so many levels that they just have not developed the gift or ability to sense, see, or feel something non-physical within them. It is a psychic gift that only so many people have developed. So most common people walk around completely unaware (spiritually asleep) that they have something external to themselves within them. I have also had the opportunity to meet many healers and psychics who were also completely unaware they had some spirit or dark force attached to them. It is a special type of awareness to be able to feel and sense or see non-physical energy.

You can only get spirits or demons from paying attention to them, or focusing on them, or thinking about them. If you do not pay attention to them you will not pick them up.
This is false.
This is like saying if you have sex with someone who has an STD, but you do not pay attention to them you will not pick up their disease. Now your mind and thoughts are a form of energy and if you are constantly thinking fear based thoughts about how demons are out to get you, then that may attract more of them to you, but it will not cause you to pick them up. The only real causes of people picking up spirit or dark entity attachments is fear, and all fear based emotions, lowering yourself in any way through drugs and/or alcohol, or losing a form of your power/energy through soul loss.

With all the “other” creatures that are out there, demons would have to be on the low end of the pole of ones I would like to have “visit” me. Sure the idea of a Succubus/Incubus sounds good in theory, but come on who really wants to die during the act? Well at least die painfully during the act.

If you are one that is interested in attracting a demon, I found a ton of information on that on the web too.  


Iris: 

As with books there is never a shortage of information on the topic of demons and demonic possession in both television and movies. Unlike books, however you won’t see any hot demons saving the day on screen. No, if they looked like romance authors write them we’d all be standing in line to sign over anything they want for 5 minutes of their time. Ok, so maybe more than 5 minutes.

Authors romanticize demons, or fallen angels as they were, every day. Instead of nasty looking, horned creatures, instead we’re treated to eye candy more tempting than a chocolate fountain at a weight watchers meeting. Authors such as Carrie Ann Ryan and Felicity Heaton are especially guilty of this. Ryan’s Balin is a demon with a heart. Yes, you read that correctly, it wasn’t a typo. He’s got a heart! And he refuses to do evil. As such he is dying. Poor baby! Quick, bring him here. I’ll perform CPR. What do you mean I don’t know CPR? It’s ok, I’ll wing it. *wink wink nudge nudge

As for Heaton, she seems to be on a roll. She’s given us not 1 but 2 demonic angels that mend their bad boy ways for the right woman. Asmodeus with his raven hair and Veiron, the scarlet hell’s angel, with their bad boy attitudes what woman would think twice of saying no. Is it any wonder that women are hooked on these books? Is it any wonder we’re hooked on books and not movies?

It’s time for Hollywood to catch up. With all the hot Hollywood actors available why do we end up with Christopher Walken? Seriously? No offense to Mr. Walken who is a phenomenal actor, but given the choice, would you not rather sell your eternal soul to this instead? Personally, that would make it more believable to me. I’d be the first one in line saying, “Sign me up, demon boy. Can I stroke your wings?” And honestly? Can you blame me? Just look at him! 

No comments:

Post a Comment