The essence of shrikism is that it gathers personal righteousness to itself and establishes it at the expense of others. The shrike fears rejection more than anything else but in striving to outperform everyone, he or she heaps up righteousness, making it impossible to live with him or her. Thus rejection follows; possibly along with a 'noble martyr' syndrome. Several stories illustrate this issue. (pg 154 ff)
The book deals with thoughtful compassion but also probing surgical skill into the root causes of such conditions as 'slumbering spirit', 'captive spirit', depression, defilements and 'shrikism'. It also takes an incisive look at the effects and symptoms of occult involvement on both individuals and families; examines the nature of idolatry and 'spiritual adultery'.
|Addictions (drugs, foods, sex, etc.)||Epilepsy|
|Barrenness||Dying out of family lines|
|Fears, paranoia||Criticism, shrikism|
|Cancer||Obesity, anorexia, bulimia|
|Violence||Sects, false religious cults|
|Untimely/violent deaths, suicides||Crime|
|Homosexuality||Blindness, physical and spiritual|
|Multiple sclerosis||Physical, sexual, emotional abuse|
Often shy and tender, but if they are driven and dominant, their sensitivity will give them an advantage in areas of manipulation, shrikism, plus rigid domination, which would include rules, regulations, and schedules. They will keep a tight rein on the unpredictable
1) EVERYONE ELSE AROUND THEM IS FUMBLE - FINGERED.
Persons around them will act out unrighteousness.
2) ALWAYS STIRRING TROUBLE.
Create division naturally.
3) BLACK AND WHITE THINKERS.
4) LOSS OF LAUGHTER, fun and JOY.
Everything deadly serious.
5) CANNOT TAKE REBUKE.
6) PROJECT OWN MOTIVES ON OTHERS.
7) REWRITE HISTORY.
8) CANNOT RECEIVE INNER HEALING.
9) NEVER OWN THE PROBLEM.
10) GATHERS TROOPS AND ARMIES.
11) AFRAID OF NOT BEING LOVED.
II. BRINGING HEALING
1) Accept and love the shrike.
2) Speak the truth in love.
3) Confront repeatedly in group situation.
4) GATHER history... (What was father/mother like?)
5) Constant prayer for the shrike.