I found this online at a Catholic website… I think it’s from an interview with Fr Gabriel Amorth:
- Diabolic obsession. Symptoms include sudden attacks, at times ongoing, of obsessive thoughts, sometimes even rationally absurd, but of such nature that the victim is unable to free himself Therefore the obsessed person lives in a perpetual state of prostration, desperation, and attempts at suicide. Almost always obsession influences dreams. Some people will say that this is evidence of mental illness, requiring the services of a psychiatrist or a psychologist. The same could be said of all other forms of demonic phenomena. Some symptoms, however, are so inconsistent with known illnesses that they point with certainty to their evil origins. Only an expert and well-trained eye can identify the crucial differences.
I was wondering, - for anyone who knows about these things…
this is different than possession, yes?
how would one tell the difference between temptation and ‘obsession’?
and if one has this, how would they free themselves of it?
also, if a person has this, are they responsible, … is it because of sin? Or is this just an attack or a temptation?