Mani Fagundes dos Santos - Translation
The spiritist therapy invites the sick to face their responsibility, calling for an honest self-analysis, so that it can ultimately eliminate their incursions in the abyss of moral deviations
Spiritism explains that the cause of evil in madness comes from inside and we must seek to restore the body to normal state. In obsession, the cause of evil is outside, and we must free the patient from an invisible enemy opposing him, not medicine, but a moral force superior to his. "Experience shows that in similar cases, the exorcism did not produce satisfactory results anymore rather worsened the situation instead of improving it. Only Spiritism, by indicating the real cause of evil, can provide the means to combat it." (1) Of course disregarding the exorcism of harmless "apometria" techniques and of other fantasised disobsession practices that occur in Spiritist Centres that are tragically administered.
Let us learn from the good doers that we must morally educate the obsessing Spirit, in some way, offering intelligent advice, you can help them better themselves and convince them to turn down spontaneously the torment they cause on their victim, and then they free themselves.
However, we cannot forget that obsessing entities are skilful and intelligent, perfect strategists who plan each step and monitor the prey for some time, noting their tendencies, their relationships, and their ideals. They identify their victim vulnerabilities (often linked to sexual misconduct) and exploit them perseveringly.
For the psychiatric school of thought, obsession is a thought, or impulse, persistent or recurrent, unwanted and distressing, and that comes to mind unintentionally, despite attempts to ignore it or delete it. Psychiatrists who do not acknowledge anything outside matter cannot understand the hidden cause, but when the science academy leaves the materialistic routine, it will recognize in the action of the invisible world around us and in which we live, a force which reacts on physical things, as well as on moral things. This will open a new path to progress and the key to a multitude of poorly understood phenomena of human psyche.
Obsession shows several characters, from a simple moral influence to the complete disruption of the body
Under the spiritist focus, obsession is a persistent action that a bad spirit has on an individual. It presents very different characters, ranging from a simple moral influence without sensitive external signs to the complete disruption of the body and mental faculties. As for the obsessive subjugation (2), it represents a physical constraint always exercised by vengeful spirits and can lead up to the degradation of free will. It is limited, often the mere uncomfortable impressions, but that often can result in disordered psychomotor movements, inconsistent attitudes, seizures, inappropriate or detrimental words, which the targeted person is aware of how ridiculous, but which cannot defend themselves. "This state differs essentially from the pathological madness, which is wrongly confused with, because there is no physical original and because the causes are different, the means to its cure must be different. Applying the ordinary procedure of showers and body treatments, what is often diagnosed real madness, there is only a moral issue." (3) The psycho spiritual perturbation should be eliminated from the Orb the moment in which the genuine example of love is tried and spread in all directions, as Jesus embodied and lived by the bitterness of death, and continuing since the apostolic times to the current days.
Spiritism, unmasking the interference of the hardened evil spirits in our lives, cast light on issues still disregarded by materialistic science as psychopathological causes. And, obviously, not discarding the possibility of psychosomatic disorder, the Spiritist Doctrine reveals other sources of human misery, maintained by the fragility of moral beings.
The treatment for varying degrees of obsession is long and the cure depends on the patient
We recognize that the use of antidepressant drugs establish chemical harmony in the brain, improving the patient's mood, however, simply acting in the effect does not cure the obsession in its central causes, they only restore the transit of brain cells messages, correcting the neuro-chemical function of the CNS (central nervous system). Socrates has said "if the doctors are unsuccessful, it's because they treating most of the diseases dealing only with the body and not treating the soul. Well if the whole does not feel in good condition, it is impossible that part of it feels well." (4)
If when facing our momentary failures we usually forget to be patient and in balance, the prayer and self vigilance, then it is urgent to establish a time for introspection, in a frame of mind so that we do in ourselves the imperious corrections. In these daily situations we usually chose the idea of obsession, possession, oppression, as "victims" (5) of haunting entities. However the question is not only the spiritual influence that enemies often implant in our psychological frequency, but this mainly concerns our own selves.
The treatment for the varying degrees of obsession is long, very delicate and complex. The happy result depends on the spiritual renewal of the patient, when he/ she awakens to the seriousness of the situation in which he / she is afflicted. Simultaneously, the fraternal solidarity, involving patients in both compassion and prayers, information and incentives for a healthy future, are able to break the circle of destructive energy, opening up space for the beneficial action, an exchange for hope and liberation.
In any case of obsession patients hold the most important part of treatment
Often sought by obsessed Christ penetrated the psychological causes of their concern and, using His moral authority, both released obsessing spirits and obsessed people, allowing them to wake up to an encouraged life towards recovery and peace of their own conscience. However, it is very important to remember that Jesus did not free the obsessed without enforce them the need for inner renewal or expelled unconscious pursuing spirits without giving them God's directions.
In any case of obsession patients hold the most important part of the treatment. His/her determination to be morally unbalanced makes it difficult to remove barriers in the therapy for the betterment. The spiritist therapy is a call to the sick to accept their responsibility, suggesting them to an honest self-analysis, so that it can ultimately eliminate their incursions in the abyss of moral deviations.
Let us try; therefore, by constant surveillance and praying to be free from the whip of obsessions, in the firm purpose of amendment of negative habits and attitudes, entering within the noble values of life for effective change in behaviour.
1. Kardec, Allan. The Book of Mediums, Rio de Janeiro: Editora FEB, 2001 and Spiritist Magazine, February, March and June 1864. A couple of Marmande obsess.
2. The obsessive subjugation in general is individual, but when a phalanx of evil spirits is affecting on a group of people, it can have an epidemic character. It was a phenomenon of this kind that occurred at the time of Christ, only a powerful moral superiority could tame these evil beings, then appointed as demons and restore calm to their victims. [An similar epidemic punished the village of Haute-Savoie for several years, as reports the Spiritist Magazine, April and December 1862, January, February, April and May of 1863: The possessed of MORZINE]
3. Kardec, Alan. What is the Spirit, Chapter II, Choice of Mediums, Rio de Janeiro: Editora FEB, 2003.
4. Kardec, Allan. The Gospel According to Spiritism, Summary of the doctrine of Socrates and Plato, item XIX, Rio de Janeiro: Editora FEB, 2001
5. The so-called obsessing spirits, in most cases are in fact real victims of our past.