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exorcism

Paranormal
A ritual intended to terminate the presence or trespassing of a non-material entity or spirit in a place (a “haunting”) or a person (a “possession”). Exorcisms are performed by command or persuasion, through rituals, special prayers or symbolism, in the Roman Catholic Church by a priest with authorisation from the ordinary or other higher authority.
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Exorcism is one of these; it is not an alien action that needs to be introduced into Christian reality from the outside.
The only way to "make sense" of demonic possession and exorcism is to understand a religious culture that attributed evil, misfortune, and disease to demonic influence.
Some of Kallendorf's interpretations rely on metaphors of her own invention, as when she offers a 'political interpretation' of exorcism in Volpone which assumes that 'Volpone and Mosca represent a threat to the social order' that must be 'expelledor "exorcized" throughthe vehicle of comic drama' (p.
Obviously it's easier to assimilate religious frenzy and demonic possession if Haiti is the backdrop, but it's Safran's own reaction that made his exorcism so indelible.
Kallendorf's primarily structuralist approach identifies eleven "theologemes" of literary possession and exorcism (e.
The artist's two names offered him a way to posit two identities and to take leave of one in a kind of palpable and self-indulgent exorcism, with a death undergone in order to make a birth possible.
conducts a thorough review of exorcism and deliverance ministries in charismatic, evangelical, and Catholic circles.
Partly for reasons of modesty and partly at the request of our clients, many of whom, absurdly, feel some sort of stigma is still attached to the need for exorcism, it's not something we have hitherto chosen to advertise.
there was a surge of interest in exorcism in the 1970s, but ministries
Because of its concern, the Vatican has lately required that only bishops can give final approval for an exorcism.
Two days before the Christian Coalition's "Road to Victory" Conference, TV preacher Pat Robertson told his "700 Club" audience about the time he had to perform an exorcism on his own daughter.