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Read with discernment!
on November 15, 2004
In my opinion, Malachi Martin's "Hostage to the Devil" is _the_ book on demonic possession. Having said that, here is my two cents about "Beware the Night":
As a Catholic, I would recommend that this book be read with discernment. Officer Sarchie seems sincere in his beliefs, in the Work that he does, and as the co-author of this book. However, at the same time, there were some items that seemed curious and out of place (from a Catholic perspective), such as his references to auras, positive and negative energy, chakras, human spirits caught between two planes of existence, and so on. In other words, at times, what he writes about demonic possession and exorcism does ring true in relation to Catholic beliefs, but at other times, some of what he writes ventures a bit too close to common garden-variety psychic/paranormal pop culture literature.
Also, the reader should bear in mind that the bishop mentioned in this book is not in union with the official Church, and in fact, as a sedevacantist, he does not believe that Pope John Paul II is a valid pope.
You may find this book useful for expanding upon information you may have already obtained from other works on the subject, such as the aforementioned book by Malachi Martin and others. But again, read with discernment!