On the Appearance of Demons

Elder Cleopa Ilie of Romania 1912-1998

The Holy Fathers stop me from speaking more, for they say, ‘Don’t tell your own stories.’ But I will tell you this much — if you had been in the wilderness and had been tied to a tree and had seen a demon, you would have uprooted that tree from the ground and run with it on your back! (Shepherd of Souls 204)