FAIRYLAND IS HELL CONTINUED.Meanwhile, the War that began in heaven continues on Earth. It is a War between the rebellious Angels, now Devils, and the Children of Mary, the Woman of Genesis 3:15 and Apocalypse 12. And that war, too, had its beginning, for theologians teach that many Angels fell from each of the Nine Choirs. Lucifer himself is believed to have been of the Cherubim, those Angels most noted for their intellectual power of knowledge. If Angels fell from each of the Nine Choirs, and if it is true, as we believe, that every Angel is a species unto himself as theologians teach, then the very number of Angels is countless and reflects, in their virtual infinity, the actual infinity of God and His perfections. Thus, those Angels that fell from the higher Choirs would be, as Devils, greater and more powerful than those that fell from the lower Choirs. And so, it is reasonable to believe that the Olympians and Titans of Greek and Roman mythology, the erotic gods of the East and the bloodthirsty heroes of Teutonic myths are those Angels, turned Demons, who fell from the higher Choirs while the fairies, satyrs, fauns and all other smaller spirits are those who fell from the lower and lowest Choirs. The countless number of Angels accounts for the innumerable forms that these demons, with God’s permission, are able to assume in the corporeal world.
The Malleus Maleficarum, speaking of the operations of Incubi and Succubi, demons of impurity, says this:
‘… since some are believed to have fallen from every order, it is not unsuitable to maintain that those devils who fell from the lowest choir, and even those in that held the lowest rank, are deputed to and perform these and other abominations.’ (p. 29)
The lives of the Saints abound with examples of demons taking various forms to torment holy men and women, as Joan Carroll Cruz explains in her account of St. Colette: “The devil is an inventor of disguises, ...demons, followed by lesser devils, appeared ... in horrible forms” mostly of animals but also of “loathsome human guise”. (p.172) And again, the Saints teach us, the only sure way to tell these evil imps from our Guardian Angels and other ministering Angels of the faithful choirs, is by the love or the aversion of these creatures for the channels of Supernatural Grace, the Rosary, Holy Water, the prayers of the Church, and most of all, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Sacraments. As St. Martin of Tours said when Lucifer appeared to him as “an angel of light” (2 Cor. 11-14): “I will not recognize my Saviour unless I see Him with His Wounds and His Cross!” St. Peter Martyr put the Devil to flight by demanding that he adore our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament; and St. Teresa of Avila put the demons to flight repeatedly with the sprinkling of Holy Water alone!
We cannot combat the Devils by ourselves because of the three consequences of Original Sin in us: weakening of the will, darkening of the intellect and a strong inclination to evil. Against these, we need of necessity the helps that can come only by prayer and constant mortification. In addition to these, we have the powerful aid of the Sacramentals, as the Saints prove. But because of the consequences of Original Sin in us, we are most vulnerable to the suggestions of the world, the flesh and the Devil. It is precisely towards these weaknesses of our fallen nature that the Luciferian influences are directed. An example of the deceptive promises of Satan and his cohorts has just come to hand. It is an advertisement for a book by Gary Quinn, entitled May the Angels Be With You. The ad quotes the author as saying:
‘What are Angels? ... they are messengers. They don’t have opinions, they have no free will. They are completely realized beings with a single focus: to help us grow and thrive materially and spiritually. They will take any form that maximizes the effectiveness of the message. They may sometimes resemble human beings, communicate through a tune or song lyric, produce a sweet and evocative scent, whisper suggestions or instructions, or create in your mind’s eye an image they know you want to see...’
The reviewer goes on to say that the message is designed to help everyone, even the most cynical, to attain goals thought out of reach – a better job, a new love, greater health, an end to money worries. “Your angels,” he says, “are waiting to guide you and help you succeed.”
We recognize the demonic beneath the angelic disguise here first by doctrinal errors: all the Angels have free will, though they are now confirmed either in Grace or in evil as a direct result of the choice they made in the beginning. They are not “completely realized beings” for only God is that. The Angels, both good and bad, are still composed of potency and act, for only God is all and perfect Actuality, “completely realized” and perfect Being. Then there are the promises which contrast most clearly and strongly with our Lord’s warnings, invitations and promises in the Gospels. Our Lord does not promise us earthly health, wealth and power. Rather, He cautions us against these very worldly goods. He bids us take up our Cross of suffering in order to follow Him. May Jesus and Mary save us from the guidance of such as are described in this advertisement.
 Angels and Devils, TAN Books, 1999.