On the cover image a woman and a man dressed as devils for the Halloween party, the Catholic exorcist Gabriele Amorth and some victims of the massacre in Seoul
by Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio
“I think that Italian society is losing its sense, the meaning of life, the use of reason and is increasingly sick. Celebrating Halloween is giving the devil a hosanna. Who, if adored, even if only for one night, thinks he can boast of rights over the person. So let’s not be surprised if the world seems to be falling apart and if the studies of psychologists and psychiatrists are teeming with sleepless, agitated children and obsessed and depressed teenagers, potential suicides».
The late Catholic Father Gabriele Amorth made these “prophecies” a few years ago, when he was still President of the International Association of Exorcists on the real meaning of this holiday, which became established and spread in the USA and then imported to Europe.
In the light of these words it can therefore also have a spiritual and apocalyptic reading, therefore not only rational and emotional, the massacre happened during the Halloween celebrations that took place in South Korea with the tragic violent death of at least 153 people. The half of whom were cut off by a cardiac arrest in the popular Itaewon neighborhood of the capital Seoul after being swept away by a maddening crowd. A crowd that would be all too easy to define as “possessed”…
A hell caused by the massing of about 100,000 people, mostly teenagers or twenties, in the asphyxiated alleys of the area. “The high death toll was the result of many being trampled,” explained Choi Seong-beom, Yongsan fire chief, which includes Itaewon. He added that the tally could go up further.
According to reports from the rescue units, at least 81 people ended up in cardiac arrest. 82 people were also injured, 19 in serious condition. The missing persons toll stands at 355, according to reports received from the Seoul metropolitan government. “A tragedy and a disaster that should not have happened”, this is the first of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, who has called a week of national mourning,
THE EVIL SPIRITS BEARERS OF DISGRACY
Father Amorth (Modena, May 1, 1925 – Rome, September 16, 2016), of whom I studied and not only read his famous book “An exorcist tells”, introduces a concept as profound as it is disturbing for those who take demonology seriously able to motivate obsessions, harassment, infestations or possessions of the soul (psiché in Greek) and even of the human body, in the vast majority of cases unexplained by psychology and psychiatry which limits itself to hiding them with devastating psychotropic drugs.
These phenomena are instead well known to other human sciences such as anthropology and ethnology thanks to which I discovered the characteristics of the Yoruba rites to drive out the Exu, the spirits of the dead, then deified in the cult of Eshu, a controversial divinity of communication. among the Orisha (the other gods) and men who for its ambiguous characteristics has often been compared to the devil also for the ability to give brilliant insights and luck even in the sentimental and sexual sphere.
This explains why African culture was fragmented in the face of Christian evangelization, finding in the Bible the answers to this demand for liberation from evil (also with the devotion to St. Michael the Archangel who was the first to drive out Lucidfero and the other rebel angels) or by exasperating tribal beliefs. animists who especially in Haiti gave rise to Voodoo black magic cults led by a para-satanic deity.
“Baron Samedi is a powerful Loa and, as a spirit of the dead, has a great deal of influence on the living world. He guards the cemeteries and controls the crossroads between the earth and the dead, which he shares with Papa Legba. He is known for being corrupt, obscene and profligate, with a particular fondness for tobacco and rum ».
One therefore wonders if it is no coincidence that the Caribbean island most devoted to voodoo rituals is also one of the most targeted by earthquakes, hurricanes and floods.
Those who have now become totally prone to atheistic scientism or deist goodism, as opposed by Freemasons to Theism on God revealed in Judeo-Christian devotion, climbs on the mirrors of geophysical and microclimatic explanations and refuses, in a self-evidently unscientific way, any possible explanation. “Apocalyptic” which appears instead well summed up by the prophetic phrase of Father Gabriele Amorth:
“Celebrating Halloween is giving the devil a hosanna. Who, if adored, even if only for one night, thinks he can boast of rights over the person”.
If the evil one decides to boast of his right and the person adheres to him with deliberate consent by refusing the Faith in the grace of God as protector, he exposes himself to a condition of “dis-grace” in which he can more easily become a victim even of a violent death.
In fact, it should be remembered that, as St. Francis of Assisi argued in his Canticle of the Creatures, in the salvific perspective of Jesus Christ it is important that the “second death” does not hurt, that is, the eternal judgment on the soul.
“Praised be you ‘my’ Lord through our sister bodily death, from which no living man can escape: woe to those who die in mortal sins; blessed are those who find in your most holy voluntati, ka death secunda no ‘l will make evil (St. Francis of Assisi – Canticle of the Creatures) “.
Here are the words of Jesus reported in the Gospel of Luke:
“4To you my friends, I say: Do not be afraid of those who kill the body and afterwards can do nothing more. 5 But I will show you whom you must fear: fear Him who, after killing, has the power to throw into Gehenna. Yes, I tell you, fear him (Gospel of Luke, 12,4-5)”.
Hence, even a spiritual reading could provide some different interpretation of the huge tragedy that occurred in South Korea the other night, when people, mostly young, poured into the streets to celebrate the first public event after the restrictions of the pandemic just by commemorating a feast of the dead such as Halloween which, like the African ones, finds its roots in barbaric tribal cults revived by anti-Christian neo-paganism.
In externalizing these analyzes of a theological nature, it is hardly possible to be considered “fanatics” by those who want to contrast the Enlightenment vision of the last few centuries and the progressive one of the last decades with the granite millennial history of the Jewish and Christian religion.
It should be remembered that Christianity, Catholic or Protestant, in South Korea is practiced by about 20% of the population which is mostly atheist due to the influence of Western colonialist policies for which every religious impulse, evoking a concept of freedom, represents a form of obstacle to the technocratic social dictatorship.
It was well exposed in Seoul with the grim restrictions for a laboratory-built SARS-Cov-2 pandemic aimed at a mad attempt at global immunization without criteria.
In fact, it should not be forgotten that the South Korean government, together with the USA and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, financed the plan of the Obama-Biden administration and Bill Gates’ NGOs, which resulted in the pilot project of the 10 mandatory vaccines in Italy imposed by Renzi-Gentiloni governments through the Lorenzin Decree of 2017 with the pleased approval of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella and the Constitutional Court.
THE ORIGINS OF HALLOWEEN BETWEEN CHRISTIAN AND CELTIC RITE
But let’s go back to the imminent neo-pagan festival that will be celebrated on the night of October 31 in clear disfigurement at the Catholic Feast of All Saints on November 1, just as the cult of the Befana is replacing the Epiphany of God (the evangelical visit of the Magi to the Savior) and no-gender Santa Claus is trying to replace Baby Jesus at Christmas.
Although the etymological origin of Halloween is to be referred to a Catholic tradition, today its evocations refer to Celtic cults and are boundless up to redundant displays of satanic fascinations such as the exaltation of witches, vampires and demons.
The name Halloween comes from All Hallow’s Eve, being the eve before the Catholic solemnities of All Saints’ Day and the Day of the Dead, respectively on the first and second of November. This festivity derives from various commemorations instituted by popes Gregory III and Gregory IV.
According to some historical sources, the Christian holiday was superimposed by the converted Celtic populations on a precedent of pagan origin.
Several scholars have linked much of the traditions for All Saints’ Day in Samhain, described by many as the start of the Celtic New Year. The thesis is not unanimously accepted by scholars, and some have pointed out that little is known about the celebration; Jack Santino argues that most of what is known about Samhain comes from Irish sagas written between the 9th and 12th centuries, hundreds of years after the Christianization of Celtic traditions, but that they probably still reflect original pre-Christian practices.
According to historical sources cited by Wikipedia, Samhain was one of the quarter days of the medieval Gaelic calendar and was celebrated on October 31 and November 1 in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. A similar festival was held by the Brythonic Celts. and it was called Calan Gaeaf in Wales, Kalan Gwav in Cornwall and Kalan Goañv in Brittany, a name that translates as “first day of winter”. For the Celts the day ended and began at sunset; thus, according to modern calculations, the party should have started the evening before November 1st.
THE DOORS WIDE OPEN TO WITCHES AND DEVILS
Samhain marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “dark half” of the year.According to some scholars it was seen as a liminal period, when the boundary between the earthly world and the hereafter thinned; for them this would mean that for the populations the Aos Sí, the “spirits”, the “fairies”, could have entered the earthly world more easily and be considered particularly active.
According to what Wikipedia still notes, starting at least from the eighteenth century the imitation of these evil spirits led to pranks in Ireland and the Scottish Highlands. The custom of wearing costumes and playing pranks on Halloween spread to England in the 20th century. People used hollowed out turnips or beta vulgaris as lanterns, often carved with faces with grotesque faces. By those who made them, the lanterns were variously considered representations of souls, or used to ward off evil spirits.
Hence the birth of the myth of the “pumpkin” and the traditional vigil with the “door to door” tour for the “trick or treat” proposal, unfortunately increasingly common even among Catholic children.
Starting from the eighteenth century, the theory spread that Samhain was actually a satanic festival, centered on the worship of a god of death or prince of darkness of the same name, sometimes assimilated to Satan, who would be offered bloody sacrifices. The idea that the holiday celebrates Satan, demons, and witchcraft has been found in some Protestant denominations, such as the Evangelical Church and the World Assembly of Assemblies of God.
The culture of horror films, vampirism and witchcraft revisionism, which culminated in Disney’s Maleficent rewriting the parameters of the good-evil juxtaposition by raping the tale of Sleeping Beauty, actually evoked blatant allusions to Satanism and the occult, absolutely forbidden by the Bible.
It’s just a coincidence that actress Angelina Jolie shattered her marriage, went into depression, and started fighting with ex-husband Brad Pitt over custody of the children a few years after her performance as the lead in the “ malefic ”film of 2014?
So much so that some parents find it normal to have their children dress up as little devils for a strange and unconscious provocation. For example, on the “Pour-femme” website there are also precise indications on how to make a devil dress for Halloween.
Father Francesco Bamonte, president of the International Association of Exorcists (AIE): “My experience, like that of other exorcists, shows how the recurrence of Halloween, including the period of time that prepares it, is in fact for some young people a privileged moment of contact with sectarian realities or in any case linked to the world of occultism,
with serious consequences not only on the spiritual level, but also on the level of psychophysical integrity“.
Even Aldo Buonaiuto, animator of the anti-cult service of the Giovanni XXIII Community, in an interview with the SIR agency warned against the seduction of Halloween: «It is the esoteric matrix that makes it dangerous. This is not a secular recurrence, as it is often presented, but rather a religious event in the negative sense, a pagan operationthat manages to disguise itself behind the apparent harmlessness of ‘trick and treat’ “.
As essential as eloquent is the judgment issued by the late exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth: “I am very sorry that Italy, like the rest of Europe, is moving away from Jesus, the Lord, and that it is even paying homage to Satan. The Halloween party is a kind of séance presented in the form of a game. The devil’s cunning lies right here. If you notice everything is presented in a playful, innocent form. Even sin is no longer a sin in today’s world. But everything is disguised in the form of need, freedom or personal pleasure. Man has become the “god” of himself: exactly what the devil wants”.
It should be added that this drift is the daughter of the rampant Anglo-Saxon Masonic culture.
Deist Freemasonry, which adores an unknown Great Architect of the Universe as opposed to Jehovah Almighty God revealed, is oriented towards an irreconcilable seductive dialogue with the Catholic Church, functional to its subtle intrusion proven by multiple historical facts, for a gradual attenuation and contamination of the deepest biblical and evangelical values and precepts.
In other respects, the atheistic Freemasons are projected towards the triumph of atheistic scientism that wants to correct human nature, challenging the Creator, through transhumanist experiments with the use of hyper technology and artificial intelligence also in the biochemical field to arrive at a eugenics with unknown undesirable effects, just like those of anti-Covid gene sera constructed with engineered DNA or RNA pharmacology never previously used on humanity.
But there are esoteric fringes of Freemasonry which, from its earliest origins, practice occultism and even devotion to Satan. As in the case of the so-called “Pope of American Freemasonry” Albert Pike, one of the founders of the racist movement of the Ku Klux Klan, a southern general on the front line of the Secession War of the Southern Confederation for the defense of the right to slavery, and finally also known for satanistic rituals …
THE BIBLICAL CONDEMNATION OF EVERY FORM OF OCCULTISM
The biblical condemnation of any form of occultism or magical worship is very explicit in the book of the Biblical Pentateuch “Deuteronomy (18.10-12)”
“10 There may not be in your midst the one who sacrifices his son or his daughter by making them pass through fire, nor one who exercises divination or spell or auspice or magic; 11 neither who casts spells, nor who consults spirits or diviners, nor who questions the dead, 12 for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord; because of these abominations, the Lord your God is about to cast out those nations before you ”.
But there are many other passages of Sacred Christian Scripture in which there are blatant warnings useful to justify the Christian rejection of this neo-pagan celebration.
“Do not participate in the fruitless works of darkness; rather denounce them” (Ephesians 5:11).
“Do not turn to spirits, nor to diviners; do not consult them, lest you defile yourselves because of them. I am the Lord your God” (Leviticus 19:31)
“Let us refrain from frequenting situations and environments that can pose risks” (I Corinthians 15:33; Ephesians 5: 7, 8)
We cry and pray for the brothers who died in Seoul but we keep in mind this last warning made by St. Paul in the first letter to the Corinthians.
Unfortunately, the Catholic Church itself has downsized all “demonological” attention in order not to run the risk of being accused of medieval nostalgia for a “witch hunt” and has given less and less importance to the evangelical mandate to “cast out demons” in the name of Jesus Christ dead and risen, so much so that he did not cultivate with due care the formation of new exorcists.
This has not only made consecrated shepherds more exposed to the devil’s snares but has deprived them of the only real tool with which they can fight it, as did Father Amorth in his long fight against the evil one. And as did St. Pius, a farsighted example of Christian virtues and also a prophet of the misfortunes of Italy and the West.