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Sacred Scripture Says Demons are in the “Regions of the Air”: Why?

July 25, 2014 by  
Filed under Demonology, Fr. Fortea, Spiritual Warfare

Father Fortea, why does Sacred Scripture say that demons are in the “regions of the air”?

DemonCaacrinolaasPut on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the [regions of the air] (As Saint Paul says in Ephesians 6:11-12).

Sacred Scripture, when speaking of demons, always locates them in one of two places: in hell (that is to say, in “that which is below”) or in the air. To say that they are in the air is a way of saying that they are everywhere, that they move about with complete freedom. St. Paul repeats this again when he calls the devil “the prince of the power of the air” (Eph 2:2).

 

 

Editor’s Note:  To learn more about spiritual warfare and demonology, Catholic Spiritual Direction recommends Fr. José Antonio Fortea’s excellent book, Interview With An Exorcist – An Insider’s Look at the Devil, Demonic Possession, and the Path to Deliverance.


Art: Caacrinolaas, Louis Breton, M. Jarrault, an illustration from the “Dictionnaire Infernal” [The Infernal Dictionary] by Jacques Collin de Plancy, December 31, 1862, PD, Wikimedia Commons.

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Father José Antonio Fortea Cucurull is a priest, exorcist, and writer from Spain. He has published many books, some of which have been translated from Spanish into English, and has spoken at various venues in the United States. His most famous title is the Summa Daemoniaca, currently available only in Spanish. His book Exorcistica is a supplemental publication of Summa Daemoniaca.

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About Fr. Jose Antonio Fortea

Father José Antonio Fortea is not only an exorcist, but also a writer, and parish priest. He once thought he would lead what he has termed ordinary life as an attorney in Madrid, much as his father did before him, but sensed instead a vocation to the priesthood in his adolescent years. A theology graduate of Navarre University in Spain, Father Fortea wrote a thesis there on exorcism. He has been a practicing exorcist for several decades.

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