EUROPEANS NUMINOUS DEVIL EXPERIENCES
The ancient Roman word “Numen” meant a religious adopted custom sanctioned by law. It evolved out of shepherds and farmers seeing countless displays of power or forces in objects pertaining to a variety of phases of life–each by suggesting they were more than natural, were attributed to happenings coming from another world to inhabit, said animists, a natural object or phenomenon. To describe the powers in these objects and functions that inspired horror, or sacred thrill in the people affected, the Romans applied, in C2 BC, the “numen” idea to indicate a divine Supernatural power or spirit. This god’s felt presence was believed to be of an occult power derived from that spirit’s head nod (“nutus”). The head nod could: (1) awaken individuals to a mission; (2) signify approval of some thought in the individual’s mind; (3) convey the insinuation— as an implication to discredit scapegoats; (4) convey an explanation for an attack to be done; (5) and stir the individual into a “call to action”. Two primary aspects of the numinous “Excitement” effects were Fear Emotions of religious dread, “Awe,” uncanniness, and/or religious fascination—each like being invested inside a surreal Unknown. The “Awe” state is an erasure of all meaning of everything–is filled with emotions embracing every fetter and hostility form—and is associated with a Contingent Being (e.g. a bogeyman). The “Excitement”—showing as fear, fright, pain, distress, terror, dread, apprehension–is generated by a threatening evil monster or a “Thing’s”extremely grand character. Fascination by, attraction to, and prizing of the object which arouses the thrill in question creates both the desire to approach the object while sensing oneself to possess no value when considered in relation to this overwhelmingly powerful and prized object. These “Seed” ingredients design products which constitute Superstitions.Since the “Awed” now believe the Supernatural reigns, superstitions become so firmly ingrained as for one to be totally resistant to being educated out of them, no matter how utterly ones own reason may reject them.
People so addicted to Supernatural stresses enter a Surreal state that expands their Supernatural universe, bringing them closer to the great secrets of fantasy life. This is like “Escaping” into the reality of the Natural World but which they delusionally deem to be unreal. Yet, many European psychiatrists call this a Psychotic realm since unreality does not exist in the External World. However, rather than Psychotic, I consider the problem as Philosophical Disarray causing Surreal mindsets whereby their inner reality is projected into and fuses with the External World. Such “Inside-Out” surrealism is intoxicating from admixed “Emotions” + ones sense of being filled up with the Supernatural Numen Satanist god’s presence + sensing protection by the ever watchful unbeatable Supernatural power. This focused their energy into a kind of massive conspiracy urging the exhibition of crushing, invasive power for attack against any feigned outside evil forces.To prevent such feigned forces from entering into their own Selfhoods, they were spurred to act out of their own warrior influences, even to the death.
Their Numinous thinking pattern was fashioned by how they used their imagination, dealt with their emotions, expressed themselves, acted, and reacted. To accept Adam/Eve making them sinful by nature provided justifications to define themselves according to their Lower (animal) Selves—essentially orchestrated by hostile minds, sensualism, emotionalism, and desires of the physical body. They were/are also obsessively/compulsively wed to the GUN (any killing device)–their sole source of power–and their eagerness to use it. That pattern of rampant evil and sadistic deeds (among others) caused Rome’s ruin by rampant pursuits of the flesh and hostile in-fighting by all concerned. Yet, the Satanist religion continued in full-force and spread “everywhere,” as in molding many of today’s male mindsets. To elaborate, in the world’s largest surviving medieval manuscript—the Codex Gigas (literally “giant book” in Latin) or the ‘Devil’s Bible’–some believe Satan himself is the book’s scribe. To this end, it is said a monk sold his soul to the Devil in order to produce it. It contains a large illustration of the Devil pictured with a green face, talons, and horns, crouching in a squat, almost as if he were in a yoga pose. Nevertheless, the book was considered so exciting that many people imagined it was Satan inspired, along with Supernatural help. Otherwise, throughout the ages there have been numerous other pieces of art for which the Devil is rumored to have served as a muse. jabaileymd.com
Joseph A. Bailey II, MD, FACS
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