Hey, guys, small update. I haven't been able to shake Him. I can't get Him out of my head. No matter where I go, how far I run, or how high I go, I can't get His 'voice' out my mind. He's calling. Always calling! I can dull His presence, but I can't lock Him out. My time under His power was just too much. He's made a home in my head for Himself and I can't boot Him out.
I'm feeling the wood of the gallows underfoot, so to speak. Guys, seriously, if anything happens to me, please take care of Pete and Clarice for me. My check may be cashed soon.
There are a few other options and theories still open. I'm going to try them, but I will risk no hurt to my friends.