He should ask the spirits to tell him how the Christian Martyrs did when facing the lions - IMHO one has to be a shaman or a very advanced spiritual master to convert the beast, lol !
I think he did ask too much of the beast - I just vizualise me
in the arena facing a hungry lion and I guess I would have looked
straight into the eyes of the beast and it would have been stopped
in his tracks - you have no idea of the power of the eyes Marduk ;-)
I learned in Tai Chi Chuan that the best way to avoid agressiveness
and avert violence was by responding by calmness and absence of
fear because the animals (as humans too) are very sensitive to fear.
Agressiveness and violence being fear driven if you respond with fear it amplifies the matter if you respond with love (like in law and order the guy threatened to be killed say "go ahead" the agressor is stopped in his track
but if he had tried to flee instead you can bet that he would have been shot !) Wonder though if such a scheme would work with a person hign on drug ?