Question was asked about my idea regarding Exorcism ?
Regarding Exorcism we all doing it all the time without knowing it, By been good to our family, kind, helpful
Respectful truthful, give to charity and the poor, the hunger and orphans, by praying, worshiping God and make rosary
Or bless those who hurt us all these are acts of Exorcism but people don’t know or do not understand as these acts along with
Helping others and loving your parents drives the devil nuts and crazy, and he vanishes with these acts, gets smaller and smaller.
The worst for the devil is when we forgive others he hates it and it will make him so upset that all his kingdom knows that he is sad.
The second worse act for the devil is by working on our relationship as this is the key for the devil kingdom and that is to destroy the human
relation and unity almost 99% of the dum priests and paranormal so called experts do not understand this fact . I know some are trying
their best and they may be mean well, and trying to help ,but they are in fact hurting the clients.
And there are those who charge money for this service .
Our holy books taught me that if we want to make the devil and any demonic entity we must start with these acts as if we start shouting and cursing the devil he will be proud and magnified as he knows he won the war by making us mad ,angry, sad and upset.
But if we do the opposite he will run away from us and our daily lives and our relationship and fly away from our affair and house.
I feel sad for those people as i told before 99% of my clients are falling in the category of mental illness, depression, bipolar, psychosis etc.
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are the traditional candidates for a false diagnosis of demonic infestation. The Catholic Church includes psychiatric experts on its exorcism panels for balance and information. But there are other confusing conditions. Mental health charities estimate that between 5% and 28% of the adult population hear voices, and the most are not mentally unwell.
Sleep paralysis is another common experience that can alarm those who don’t know about it , and it can be induced by stress, depression, anger, pts, alcohol and drug addictions. In both cases, the subject will probably be absolutely fine on finding out that they are neither at the beginning of a personal disintegration nor the target of demons.
Superstition is simply not the most constructive therapy. Placebo Controls Exorcism has been used since 1784. It is harmless and it gets results. But here in Canada and the US none of them used doctors or psychologist to get to the bottom of the issue first, most of those idiots buys cheap EMF , EVP, and other spirit boxes running with it like children with new toys thinking that these stupid toys will help them. Then they start chanting the holy book like a monkey without meaning or purity in their heart.
Many of them even drunk while they are doing the prayers , dirty inside out nobody fast or meditate ,pray or confess, and many are in it
for the money , books, tv shows, and the devil knows it as soon as you enter the room.
If it is done by ordained priest , robi , someone who understand the kabbalsitic rituals, Muslims roquetas by an pure soul without gain
and with attention to fight the devil and for free it might work for those 1% of whom are genuinely affected by the dark forces , after going
throw real doctors first. To say we don’t trust or believe the exorcism is also not fair to those few who are there to help.
If i am the prime minister I will order the court to prosecute those who are involved in these acts without going to the doctors first
and then done only by qualified, registered people along with men of science and spiritual men and women such experts mediums and
demonologists as a team, they must record and keep full record as sometimes clients died and I never saw or heard anybody of those responsible paranormal investigators go to court as many of them are involved and led to the suicide of the clients . The police must be informed. Permission of family , the person , his/ her doctors must be obtained and then we can do it .
I usually don’t do personal exorcism i do that for the house , hot objects or items, Roqya and cleansing the place for the evil force and it works if those people are in line with Abrahamic faith , but if they were Hindus or those who pray to stones and cows , idols it want work
as they are not pure people and they will always go back to drugs, alcohol, addiction that caused depression and never seek medical help and then they go pray to Buddha , stones god ,cows and elephants or many of the Hindu and Buddhists deities . I can go on and on about this as I know how it feels to hear about it . Who was it? Where was done and why? What were the symptoms and did they follow the steps I am talking about. Women fall for this 9 times than men.
Placebo Controls, Exorcisms and the Devil
In 1784, Benjamin Franklin and Antioine Lavoiser used the first ever placebo-controlled medical experiments to debunk the healing practices of mesmerism. Mesmer had developed his curative methods after investigating a notorious exorcist-priest and demonstrating that he could obtain similar results without appeals to Jesus.
He claimed to have uncovered “animal magnetism,” a new “fluid,” analogous to gravitation. Invisible forces directed by the mesmerist at predominantly women patients would initiate a “crisis” that led to unusual bodily sensations, crying, fainting, uncontrolled gestures, fits or violent convulsions. After treatment and “crisis,” many experienced profound salubrious effects.
Controversy ensued and Louis XVI appointed a royal commission. The dispute was not whether mesmeric magnetism could heal, but whether there was a genuine new physical force. Placebo-controlled experiments were undertaken; the scientific team administered bogus “mesmerized” objects or treatments or, in a crossover manner, secretly dispensed the genuine articles. If the patients reacted from a dummy exposure or did not react to the bona fide article, the claims could be discounted.
For example, a patient who was very sensitive to the presence of “mesmerized” trees, passed out and needed to be carried out of the garden when he touch a tree he had been deceptively told was “treated.” Earlier, he was not affected when he touched a tree he had been secretly mesmerized beforehand. Other patients went into a crisis with plain water after being told it was mesmerized, but had no sensations from surreptitiously administered authentic “magnetic” water. The commission concluded that “this agent, this fluid has no existence” and any effects were due to “imagination.”
What is peculiar about the Franklin commission’s report is that the placebo controls are introduced without any explanation, as if they were routine. The report does not mention that the direct inspiration for its methods came from Christian exorcism rites enacted two hundred years earlier. It was not necessary to state the obvious: readers of the report were familiar with placebo controls (or what were called “trick trials”) from the earlier celebrated devil controversies of the 16th century.
The basis for Reformation and Counter-Reformation exorcisms harkened back to the Gospels. Jesus of Nazareth stated: “in my name, shall they cast out devils.” (Mark 16.17) Despite being the “father of lies” (John 8.45), “the devils also believe and tremble” (James 2:19) and could be commanded to acquiesce and speak truth and be a reliable witness. Typically the devil recognized the authority of Jesus and acknowledged him to be the “Son of G-d most high.” (Matt 8:29, Mark 5:7, Luke 8:28) An iconographic example of exorcism is the possessed man in a synagogue who:
shrieks at the top of his voice… ‘I know who you are—the Holy one of G-d.’ Jesus rebukes him. “Be silent…and come out of him…’ There the devil, after throwing the man in front of the people, left him. (Luke 4: 34-35)
During the violent collision of the early modern religious wars, most notable in France, this power to cast out the devil and his confederates became a persuasive tool for demonstrating apostolic authority. This was especially the case for Catholics who were more comfortable with miraculous displays. These Counter-Reformation exorcisms depended on the “common knowledge” that demons could not tolerate direct divine contact (e.g., holy water, consecrated wafer or readings from the Latin scriptures). Such exposures caused the demons to writhe in pain and flee with a consequent “cure” for the possession victim. Not surprisingly, Catholic priests would abjure devils to testify to their fondness of Protestants and fear of Rome.
Exorcisms could become colossal revival meetings performed on elevated platforms built inside or outsides churches. Fervent religious processions, mass proselytizing, and collective confessing, singing and praying created a sacred ambiance. In bawdy relief, the possessed demoniacs provided entertainment with erotic ditties, lewd gestures, wild gyrations, hideous faces and wild shrieking animal roars.
Breathtaking feats of physical prowess were exhibited in the violent wrestling between teams of strongmen and super humanly invigorated demoniacs. Audiences could reach 20,000 and pamphlets further publicizing the exhibitions throughout Europe indicated the intense interest in these spectacles. Fig 1 shows a priest administering sacramental wine to a contorted demoniac, held down by two men, as the devil, represented by a squirmy dark animal, escapes. Such purification rites usually had to be repeated on a regular, even daily, basis.
Exorcisms were not without controversy. Much of the Catholic hierarchy was worried that charismatic exorcisms were opening the church to uncontrolled folk practices. The mostly Catholic supporters of the rites countered that these campaigns of dispossession demonstrated the Church as the legitimate inheritor of Jesus’ authority.
Protestants, who generally had an anti-magical critique of Catholicism, were suspicious and easily discounted these superstitious events (even if they sometimes performed the rite in more subdued form with prayer and fasting). Some argued that possessed victims (who were overwhelming women) probably had severe illnesses, were coerced by zealot preachers or simple gave false testimony.
The “trick trial” was developed in response to this suspicion, doubt and skepticism. The most prominent and emblematic such trial occurred in 1599, in a small town in the Loire Valley of France. A high stake political struggle set the stage and explains it documentation from multiple contemporary sources. In 1598, Henri IV formalized peace with the Huguenots (French Calvinists) with the Edict of Nantes.
While many Catholics exhausted from the Wars of Religion supported this rapprochement many others did not. At the same time, a family claimed that Beelzebub and other demons possessed their daughter. During a process of almost daily repeated exorcisms by priests, who also happened to oppose the religious détente, her demons testified, “all the Huguenots belonged to him.”
Fearful of the consequences, Henri IV dispatched his own commission to discredit this subversive supernatural dissent. Away from the crowded public exorcisms, in a more private place, this commission proceeded to secretly administer the woman genuine holy water on many consecutive days but with no effect. Later, when given ordinary water poured from a special flask only used for holy water she contorted in pain.
When an ordinary piece of iron was taken out of its ornate enclosure and presented to the young woman as a relic of the true cross, she fell to the ground tormented. Priests read to the women a Latin text, misinforming her that it was the Holy Scripture. In actuality, it was Virgil’s Aeneid, and she nonetheless squirmed in agony. Other special commissions created by anti-Huguenot clergy, however, reported that, in opposition to the royal commission’s finding, she could accurately distinguish bogus from genuine exposures. Reports from the different investigative teams circulated throughout Europe.
Many other well-publicized exorcisms with exposures to sham religious objects are recorded. For example, in 1565, King Charles IX arranged to meet a notorious demoniac who testified to Protestant ungodliness. This demoniac had been tested with ordinary wine deceptively mixed with holy water. Her violent reactions to the concealed holy water confirmed to observers that her possession was genuine. Later, however, when other more skeptical investigators repeated the experiment, she could not distinguish genuine from fake exposures. Other “tricks,” for example, substituting ordinary wafer for consecrated wafer, were also reported in France and elsewhere.
Parallel to this religious skepticism, Renaissance humanists began to discuss their doubts concerning medical practice in general and describe worthless treatments that create unimpeachable experiences of healing. In his influential essay “On the Power of the Imagination” (1580), Montaigne argued that physicians exploit the credulity of their patients with “false promises…and their fraudulent concoctions” and that much of medicine’s efficacy is “the power of imagination.”
For example, he described, a patient with “stone” who regularly received from his physician the appearances (“with all the formalities”) of a medical enema but without the purposed active ingredients. When his wife notices the bogus situation, she tried to save money and “make due with warm water.” Her husband found out and insisted on returning to the physician with his “genuine” and expensive treatments. In another case, Montaigne case described a woman who is convinced that a swallowed needle is causing her throat pain. Her physicians discounted her story but are unsuccessful in relieving her pain until one gave her an emetic and secretly placed a needle in the vomitus.
Franklin and Lavoisier were avid readers of Montaigne and borrowed from his compilations of Renaissance theories of medical skepticism and the imagination. On the practical level, their pioneering efforts with placebo controls represented the simple absorption of an already well-known 16th century methodology for deciding veracity in the midst of social controversy and colliding claims. For Franklin’s contemporaries the commission was an unmistakable reenactment of the devil trials (placebos and all).
As fig 2 illustrates, Mesmer and his henchmen were the new secular devils. With Lavoisier at his side, Franklin is holding up the bright light of their report that banishes the charlatan mesmerism with their hoofs and donkey ears. A devilish animal in the form of a creepy bat-owl testifies with the signature presence of the devil. On the lower right, a woman in a fainting crisis, held steady by a man, takes the pose so often seen in earlier exorcisms illustrations.
Ultimately, this strange story of devils and placebos describes a fundamental human tension between belief and skepticism. The methods developed for adjudication these particular claims inspired a momentous leap for medicine and also helped to establish the nefarious connotations associated with placebo effects.
The belief that demons exist and can possess people is of course the stuff of fiction and horror films — but it is also one of the most widely-held religious beliefs in the world. Most religions claim that humans can be possessed by demonic spirits (the Bible, for example, recounts six instances of Jesus casting out demons), and offer exorcisms to remedy this threat.
The idea that invading spirits are inherently evil is largely a Judeo-Christian concept; many religions and belief systems accept possession by both beneficent and malevolent entities for short periods of time as uncommon — and not especially alarming — aspects of spiritual life. Spiritualism, a religion that flourished across America in the 1800s and is still practiced in a few places today, teaches that death is an illusion and that spirits can possess humans. New Agers have also long embraced a form of possession called channeling, in which spirits of the dead are said to inhabit a medium’s body and communicate through them. Hundreds of books, and even some symphonies, have been allegedly composed by spirits.
To the extent that exorcisms “work,” it is due to the power of suggestion and psychology: If you believe you’re possessed (and that an exorcism will cure you),
then it just might. (Image credit: udra 11 shutterstock
Hollywood, of course, has been eager to capitalize on the public’s continued fascination with exorcism and demonic possession with films often dubbed “based on a true story.” There are countless exorcism-inspired films, including “The Last Exorcism,”
Michael Cuneo, in his book “American Exorcism: Expelling Demons in the Land of Plenty,” credits Blatty and “The Exorcist” with much of the modern-day interest in exorcism. As for historical accuracy, though, Cuneo characterizes Blatty’s work as a massive structure of fantasy resting on a flimsy foundation of one priest’s diary. There really was a boy who underwent an exorcism, but virtually all of the gory and sensational details appearing in the book and film were wildly exaggerated or completely made up.
While many Americans think of real exorcisms as relics of the Dark Ages, exorcisms continue to be performed, often on people who are emotionally and mentally disturbed. Whether those undergoing the exorcism are truly possessed by spirits or demons is another matter entirely. Exorcisms are done on people of strong religious faith. To the extent that exorcisms “work,” it is due to the power of suggestion and psychology: If you believe you’re possessed (and that an exorcism will cure you), then it just might.
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The word exorcism derives from the Greek word for oath, “exousia.” As religious studies scholar James R. Lewis explains in his book “Satanism Today: An Encyclopedia of Religion, Folklore, and Popular Culture,” “To exorcise thus means something along the lines of placing the possessing spirit under oath — invoking a higher authority to compel the spirit — rather than an actual ‘casting out.'” This becomes clear when the demonic entity is commanded to leave the person, not by the authority of a priest but instead, for example, “in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
The Vatican first issued official guidelines on exorcism in 1614, and revised them in 1999. According to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, signs of demonic possession include superhuman strength, aversion to holy water, and the ability to speak in unknown languages. Other potential signs of demonic possession include spitting, cursing, and “excessive masturbation.”
Along with a handful of Vatican-sanctioned exorcists, there are hundreds of self-styled exorcists around the world. After attending 50 exorcisms during research for his book, Michael Cuneo states that he never saw anything supernatural or unexplainable: No levitation or spinning heads or demonic scratch marks suddenly appearing on anyone’s faces, but many emotionally troubled people on both sides of the ritual.
While most people enjoy a scary movie, belief in the literal reality of demons and of the efficacy of exorcism can have deadly effect . In 2003, an autistic 8-year-old boy in Milwaukee, Wis., was killed during an exorcism by church members who blamed an invading demon for his disability; in 2005 a young nun in Romania died at the hands of a priest during an exorcism after being bound to a cross, gagged, and left for days without food or water in an effort to expel demons. And on Christmas Day 2010 in London, England, a 14-year-old boy named Kristy Bamu was beaten and drowned to death by relatives trying to exorcise an evil spirit from the boy.
My brother is a demonologist and well known in Baghdad city he never attempt any case without asking that the client must see the doctor and he follow the medical case and the evaluation of a registered psychologist then he prepare for it for one week after fasting and he go to work and i see it in my own eyes ,it is long ritual hard and difficult , sleepless nights and days and hours of prayers and roqeya rituals with expert teams and i see the different absolute clear and healthy person but he dont stop after that he must follow up with the family and the the doctor and it is the support and the family who can make different not to relapse to the same situation again.
Steve Ramsey, Paranormal expert, investigator and Empath.
Okotoks, Alberta – Canada