In my post Generational Satanism a comment mentioned dabbling. Immediately I flinched a bit because I know that only we humans would be so presumptuous as to believe that what we're doing just isn't that bad or much so it could be called "dabbling." Our rationalizations to make us less accountable for our behavior, however, can be our down fall.
You see the devil only sees black and white. Either you are or you aren't. You can bet the evil one sees any human "dabbling" as fair game. It doesn't take a degree of participation to open the door.........only participation.
That poor soul who thinks she/he is safe from an all out pursuit by the devil and his followers because they're only just playing a bit is only fooling herself/himself. If the darkness doesn't swallow her/him up it's only because there were better things to do at the time......or it served their purposes somehow. It's not because that person had control........that was given up the moment the "dabbling" began.
You just can't fool God or the devil. Each knows when we stumble. When that stumble is across that forbidden line the transgression allows the darkness to reek havoc, you better bet you can be a target.
I remember the nuns warnings about Ouija boards, fortune tellers and tarot cards to name a few. I also remember that deep recognition somewhere within my system..... that understanding of the price one can pay for experimenting.
Channeling other entities or even honoring those doing the channeling all count. I know people who think all of those things are innocent. Me................it's not a price I want to pay. I've seen too much...........I know too much. I've had that battle for my soul and I don't want to have it again.
I hope and pray that my children and their children will take me seriously. For they will pay the price if they don't. The devil would love nothing more than to reclaim any portion of my family...........a way to haunt me.........a way to laugh at God. There is no such thing as dabbling when your immortal soul is the price to be paid.