The name 'Poltergeist' is coined from the terms 'Poltern'
which is German for 'to rumble or make noise' and 'Geist' which means
'ghost or spirit'. So essentially Poltergeist is the name given to a
spirit or ghost that chooses to manifest itself by making noise, etc.
most commonly in the form of moving or influencing otherwise lifeless
Many people claim to have
experienced Poltergeist activity and the majority of those that
experience it, would rather be rid. But how do you get rid of a
Poltergeist? It's not like you can just ask it to leave. Or
can you? Actually many people claim this to be the most effective
way or alternatively by simply ignoring the Poltergeists presence -
Poltergeists are said to thrive on
attention, with activity getting worse the more its presence is
acknowledged - so by ignoring it it might just get bored and go away.
However Poltergeists are not always as
compliant as this, so what else can you do to get rid of a Poltergeist?
Salt is thought to be effective at banishing evil spirits throughout
many religions from Christianity to Buddhism, in fact 'Salt' is the root
of the word 'Salvation' in the Catholic church. Sprinkling salt
around the area affected by Poltergeist activity is said to banish the
Poltergeist and other evil spirits.
The burning of 'Sage' a small evergreen shrub
with grayish leaves and purplish flowers is also commonly thought to be
effective at removing evil spirits.
But what next? You've burnt the sage and
you've sprinkled the salt and you've tried ignoring it, but the
Poltergeist still refuses to depart. Then it's time to bring out
the big-guns, 'Exorcism'. Exorcism is the practise of casting out
an evil spirit from a person, a place or an object. Usually
carried out by a member of the clergy or by somebody believed to be in
possession of special gifts or powers and commonly known as an
But finding an Exorcist and then convincing
said Exorcist to pop round to perform the sacred rights at your house
when things start to go bump in the night can be easier said then done.
So it looks like you're on your own again, so how can you get rid of a
Poltergeist? The exorcism carried out by a holy man is known as a
'Solemn Exorcism'. There is however another type of exorcism known
as the 'Simple Exorcism' which can be carried out by a layman,
The power of prayer, that's right and assuming
you've seen some pretty strange things during your period of Poltergeist
activity then it's time to put two and two together and become a
believer real fast. Virtually every recorded case of Poltergeist
activity has reached its conclusion due to religious intervention.
i.e. it's time to ask help of the big guy upstairs. The 'simple'
exorcism involves asking for help from above by reciting the prayer of
Saint Michael's Prayer
"Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in
battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the
devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do thou, O Prince of the
Heavenly Hosts, thrust into Hell Satan and all the evil spirits who
prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen".
Interestingly it was Saint Michael who is said
to have appeared to the boy known as 'Roland Doe' to banish the demon in
the notorious exorcism on which the 'Exorcist' movie was based.
Simple exorcisms can be carried out on people,
places and objects and it is said that the most important thing to
remember when carrying out a simple exorcism is to remember that you are
never to address the demon or poltergeist directly i.e. instead of
something like, "I rebuke you demon of anger" we must say, rather,
something like, "Father in Heaven, please rebuke this demon of anger."
thus avoiding the use of 'I'.
So how do you get rid of a Poltergeist?
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