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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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'I had 11 sessions, which means there were 11 evil spirits inside her,' the exorcist said.
He said "as for lawyers and professionals," trainee exorcists and novices should work closely with priests in the field before taking on any kind of casework themselves.
The Sme daily spoke to one of them, Matas Marcin from Klokoov near Michalovce.An exorcist is a priest officially appointed by a bishop.
1973's The Exorcist began this trend in earnest, with 2005's The Exorcism of Emily Rose a more recent example.
The ancient rite of exorcism, in which priests battle to heal victims of demonic possession, was famously highlighted by the shocking 1973 horror film The Exorcist.
New Line can look to a clutch of exorcism titles for inspiration: Though none have approached the $400 million-plus worldwide of "The Exorcist," 2005's "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" did $140 million worldwide, while 2004's "The Exorcist: The Beginning" took in $78 million worldwide.
[2] This film contains many of the same themes as The Exorcist (1974).
Gabriele Amorth, 85, who has been the Vatican's chief exorcist for 25 years and says he has dealt with 70,000 cases of demonic possession, said that the consequences of satanic infiltration included power struggles at the Vatican as well as "cardinals who do not believe in Jesus, and bishops who are linked to the Demon."
Even when it's there on film, there's nothing really to it." Tonight: The Exorcist, Five, 10pm.
Mr Tunnicliffe, 73, has carried out dozens of exorcisms but fears films like Emily Rose can spark hysteria among vulnerable people"I got a lot of work at Halloween after the original movie, The Exorcist, was released in the 1970s," he revealed.
A new film dealing with demonic possession was launched at the Venice Film Festival last week, correct more than 30 years after the release of the horror classic The Exorcist.
Exorcist: The Beginning (Cert 15, 108mins, Warner Home Video, horror/thriller, also available to buy on DVD, pounds 15.99)