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Disembodied Spirit Christine Friday, August 16, 2019


Hello, please can you tell me what a disembodied spirit is? The required daily prayers for the society of the most sorrowful mother ( includes asking that no demon or disembodied spirit retaliate against us. If not a demon, then what is it?

Thank you and God bless you.

Question Answered by Bro. Ignatius Mary, OMSM(r), CCD, LTh, DD, LNDC

Dear Christine:

A disembodied spirit is the spirit of a human being. It is extremely rare for God to allow a human spirit to attack or possess us. If such a human spirit would be allowed to do this, I believe such spirit will be under the escort of a demon.

There is a famous case here in Iowa, the most famous case of exorcism at the time. This exorcism is recounted in the book Begone Satan by Father Carl Vogl. The possessed woman was allegedly possessed by her evil father. This is the only confirmed case I can think of a human spirit possessing someone, but this priest was new to exorcism. He may have made a mistake. Demons will sometimes impersonate humans in their manifestations.

In extreme cases, I suppose a human spirit could leave the body to attack someone. In the New Age this is called Astral Projection. I know of no evidence to support this.

All in all, there is not harm, and it can be prudent, to pray the prays that ask for protection from disembodied spirits.

God Bless,
Bro. Ignatius Mary

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