That Unbodied Figure Of His Thought
Based on Zimmermann's story [Figure; 152] it sounds that when Lewis recited the prayer that then the spirit was unleashed, made itself known, and began to annoy Lewis.
The only way out of this, I suppose, is to believe that Lewis’s wishes for protection and power were so great that the spirit “heard” his thoughts and led him down a path that would hopefully – for the sake of the spirit – actually awaken and free it. But if that were the case, I would suspect anyone who held the amulet and wanted “power” might get some sort of signs from the bottled spsirt, too. I dunno - perhaps it’s not the plot hole I think it is but something in this final explanation seems off.
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