Exorcism

"He's a liar. The demon is a liar. He will lie to confuse us. But, he will also mix lies with the truth to attack us. The attack is psychological, Damien, and powerful. So don't listen. Remember that, do not listen."

The term Exorcism (taken from the Latin word 'Exorcismus') is described as the practise of evicting demons or evil spirits from a person or place over which they have taken control (possessed). 

The term 'Possession' is often used to describe the act of a human body being taken over by a Demon or by the Devil himself.  Signs of possesion include:  Erased or severely altered personalitites, fits, convulsions, fainting, and if you believe the movies - the ability to rotate your head a full 360 degrees.

Infamous Exorcisms:

'Annelise Michel' a Catholic woman from Germany, was said to be possessed by six or more demons, she underwent exorcism in 1975 and several motion pictures have been loosely based upon the events - 'The Exorcism of Emily Rose' and 'Requiem'.

'Roland Doe' a young boy was the victim of an exorcism carried out in 1949 by 'Father William S Bowden, S.J.' and a Jesuit Scholar 'Father Walter Halloran, S.J.' - This exorcism became the inspiration for the movie 'The Exorcist'.

 

 

'Want to become an 'Exorcist?' - The international Association of Exorcists meets only once every two years in secrecy.  In order to join the association you must be a Roman Catholic priest, and you must also have permission from your bishop.

The organisation was formed in 1993 by 'Father Gabriele Amorth', the official exorcist of Vatican city in the Diocese of Rome.  Father Gabriele Amorth became an exorcist in 1986, and since then has carried out more then 30,000 exorcisms, he started the association in order to increase the number of official exorcists world-wide.  It is reported that Father Gabriele Amorth believes that the likes of 'Adolf Hitler' and 'Josef Stalin' may have been influenced by demonic spirits.

The 'Athenaeum Pontificium Regina Apostolorum', a vatican-backed colleged in Rome now offers courses to Roman Catholic priests - teaching them how to cast out evil spirits from the possessed.  The two-month long course trains the priests in the the 'spiritual, liturgical and pastoral work involved with being an exorcist.'

 

 

 

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