Updated: Oct 10, 2020
The subject of provoking is one that I am very passionate about. That is because of the fact of where it originated from and because too many paranormal groups use it today. Provoking originated from religious provocation.
Religious provocation is used by the clergy and Religious Demonologists to make demons show themselves in order to gather the proof needed to get the church involved, etc. It is also used by paranormal groups when they wish to make a spirit or entity show itself. There is one major difference though. If the clergy or R.D. is the target of an attempted attack they know how to successfully defend themselves and fight back.
A paranormal group or investigator usually does not. A paranormal group will use provoking when it appears that whatever is in the home isn’t going to show itself on its own. The word provoking is used because the paranormal team will try to get the spirit/entity to show itself by making fun of it, demand that it show itself, challenge it, and even use foul language.
For a paranormal team to provoke whatever is in the home is not only foolish but it is also extremely dangerous. This is for the simple fact that they may not be sure what they’re dealing with. Many investigators have learned this the hard way because when they attempted it they were not only attacked physically but also emotionally and mentally. This is because that most people, whether they are seasoned investigators or not can be traumatized by this. How do you think it would make you feel if you were attacked by something that you couldn’t see let alone defend yourself against. It can really do some serious damage. It is for those reasons that no one should ever provoke or challenge something that may be in a home.
If any case that I go on ever has a chance of being demonic in nature then I always tell the client what religious provocation is, how it’s used, when it’s used, what could happen, etc. I then also tell the client that if they don’t want me using it then I absolutely will not. If a R.D. or paranormal group is planning on using provocation then they should have enough respect for the client to tell them what it is and what could happen. If things get out of hand the team can leave, the homeowner can not. Never, ever use provoking without the permission of the homeowner.
Please, do not ever use provoking unless you think it is absolutely necessary and you have the homeowner’s permission. If you meet these two requirements then please be careful and ready for anything because anything could happen.