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  Exorcism - LoveToKnow 1911
The term exorcism is applied more especially to the freeing of an individual from a possessing or disease-causing spirit; the means adopted are frequently the same as those mentioned above; in the East Indies the sufferer sometimes dances round a small ship, into which the spirit passes and is then set adrift.
The prominence of exorcism in the early ages of the Christian church appears from its frequent mention in the writings of the fathers, and by the 3rd century there was an order of exorcists (see Exorcist).
The ancient rite of exorcism in connexion with baptism is still retained in the Roman ritual, as is also a form of service for the exorcising of possessed persons.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Exorcism   (451 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Exorcism
Expulsion by adjuration is, therefore, the primary meaning of exorcism, and when, as in Christian usage, this adjuration is in the name of God or of Christ, exorcism is a strictly religious act or rite.
The present rite of exorcism as given in the Roman Ritual fully agrees with patristic teaching and is a proof of the continuity of Catholic tradition in this matter.
Exorcism in this connection is a symbolical anticipation of one of the chief effects of the sacrament of regeneration; and since it was used in the case of children who had no personal sins, St.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05709a.htm   (1752 words)

  
 exorcism
Exorcism is the act of driving out, or warding off, demons, or evil spirits, from persons, places, or things, which are believed to be possessed or infested by them, or are liable to become victims or instruments of their malice.
"Exorcism" is derived from the Greek preposition "ek" with the verb "horkizo" which means "I cause [someone] to swear" and refers to "putting the spirit or demon on oath," or invoking a higher authority to bind the entity in order to control it and command it to act contrary to its own will.
Exorcism - The Roman Ritual (2) - The Rite for Exorcism
religion-cults.com /deliverance/exorcism.htm   (571 words)

  
 exorcism
Michael Cuneo watched a film of the exorcism and concluded that the group was suggesting to their subject how he should respond and that he saw no evidence of either demonic possession or of demons being exorcized.
Exorcisms can be done on inanimate objects or places as well as on people.
A secularized version of exorcism is practiced by some therapists who specialize in unveiling and ridding their patients of "entities" which, the therapists believe, are the cause of the patient's troubles.
skepdic.com /exorcism.html   (1583 words)

  
 Exorcism
The Exorcism of Emily Rose is ostensibly based on the story of Anneliese Michel, a German college student who believed she was possessed by multiple demons, including Lucifer, Nero, Judas Iscariot, and Adolf Hitler.
The act of exorcism is considered to be an incredibly dangerous spiritual task; the ritual assumes that possessed persons retain their free-will, though the demon may hold control over their physical body, and involves prayers, blessings, and invocations with the use of the document Of Exorcisms and Certain Supplications.
In the modern era, the Catholic Church authorizes exorcism exceedingly rarely, approaching would-be cases with the presumption that mental or physical illness is in play.
lycos.cs.cmu.edu /info/exorcism.html   (807 words)

  
 Excorcism
The verb exorcism comes from the Greek word, exorkizein; ex means "out," and horkizein means "to bind by an oath" from horkos, "oath"; to expel or drive off (an evil spirit) by adjuration, especially by use of a holy name; to deliver (a person, place, etc.) from evil spirits.
Exorcism presupposes the teaching of the Church of the cleansing of original sin of Adam in baptism, in adults and infants as well.
Basil even mentions exorcism prayers for insects which inflict damage upon vineyards, fields, etc. Characteristic to exorcism prayers of St. Chrysostom is the mention of the works, passions and Resurrection of Christ, one by one, throughout the prayers, with the specific phrase, "Jesus Christ rebukes you, O Demon...", repeated extensively throughout his prayers.
www.goarch.org /en/ourfaith/articles/article7078.asp   (4738 words)

  
 Exorcism - OrthodoxWiki
Exorcism is the rite of prayer which expels demons from a person or physical object.
The most common use of exorcism in the Church is at the reception of a catechumen, which is most often included at the beginning of the baptismal rite, and during the Great Blessing of Water which is done on the baptismal waters and at Theophany.
Exorcism is directed at the expulsion of demons or to the liberation from demonic possession through the spiritual authority which Jesus entrusted to his Church.
orthodoxwiki.org /Exorcism   (516 words)

  
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The Archbishop of Calcutta, Henry Sebastian D'Souza, says he ordered a priest to perform an exorcism on Mother Teresa shortly before she died in 1997 because he thought she was being attacked by the devil.
Exorcism is based on the faith of the Church, which holds that Satan and the other evil spirits exist and that their activity consists in diverting human beings from the way of salvation.
A secularized version of exorcism is practiced by some therapists who specialize in unveiling and ridding their patients of "entities" which, the therapists believe, are the cause of the patient's troubles.
www.lycos.com /info/exorcism.html   (765 words)

  
 exorcism
Exorcism is the act of driving out, or warding off, demons, or evil spirits, from persons, places, or things, which are believed to be possessed or infested by them, or are liable to become victims or instruments of their malice.
"Exorcism" is derived from the Greek preposition "ek" with the verb "horkizo" which means "I cause [someone] to swear" and refers to "putting the spirit or demon on oath," or invoking a higher authority to bind the entity in order to control it and command it to act contrary to its own will.
Exorcism - The Roman Ritual (2) - The Rite for Exorcism
www.religion-cults.com /deliverance/exorcism.htm   (571 words)

  
 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Exorcism Rite Reformed
Exorcism is thus an ancient form of prayer, which the Church uses against the power of the devil.
Medina Estevez: Exorcism is based on the faith of the Church, which holds that Satan and the other evil spirits exist and that their activity consists in diverting human beings from the way of salvation.
The exorcism must always be performed as an expression of Catholic faith, and should never give the impression that it is a superstitious or magical event.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=2824   (3089 words)

  
 Exorcism
Exorcism is mainly thought of as the rite of driving out the Devil and his demons from possessed persons.
Exorcism is mainly performed in incidences of demonic possession that is generally distinguished from spiritual possession.
Technically, exorcism is not driving out the Devil or a demon, but it is placing the Devil or demon on oath.
www.themystica.com /mystica/articles/e/exorcism.html   (1753 words)

  
 Exorcism
Exorcisms are normally performed by an appropriate official trained in the necessary skills, such as priests, or an occult adept.
The magical arts of exorcism involved ceremonial magic, and the official exorcism rites of Christianity are in many ways similar.
In Roman Catholic rituals, exorcism is treated as a tug-of-war with the possessing devil for the victim's soul.
www.occultopedia.com /e/exorcism.htm   (928 words)

  
 NOTs Auditing vs. Catholic Exorcism
Jesus performed exorcisms and from him the Church has received the power and office of exorcizing.[176] In a simple form, exorcism is performed at the celebration of Baptism.
Exorcism is directed at the expulsion of demons or to the liberation from demonic possession through the spiritual authority which Jesus entrusted to his Church.
The minor exorcism at baptism does not presume that the candidate is actually under demonic possession, but is part of the overall process of baptism, in which the baptized one 'dies' to all sin and is 'reborn' in Christ.
www.cs.cmu.edu /~dst/NOTs/discussion/ockerbloom-catholicism.html   (401 words)

  
 ST. LOUIS EXORCISM CASE!
Exorcisms were known for being often violent rituals and the Jesuits must have felt that the young man would prove to be very useful.
No exorcism was ever mentioned in the article, which kept the identities secret, but somehow, one of the accounts garbled the remarks from the meeting that Schulze attended and reported that three exorcisms had taken place in the Midwestern city.
For years after the exorcism, people who were involved in the case, or who worked at the hospital, shared stories of things they heard and saw during the several week ordeal that occurred in the psychiatric wing.
www.prairieghosts.com /exorcist.html   (10795 words)

  
 Exorcism
Exorcism (from Greek exorkizein): "an adjuration addressed to evil spirits to force them to abandon an object, place, or person; technically, a ceremony used in both Jewish and Christian traditions to expel demons from persons who have come under their power".
Several orders like the Jesuits had or have their own forms of Exorcism, though most will share common elements Whereas clerics performed hundreds of Exorcisms during the time of Inquisition, no reliable number in recent history is known.
With Exorcism a Priest, or who ever is able to perform it, might expulse spirits and ghosts (not Fearies) off the possessed.
www.assamites.de /Exorcism.html   (593 words)

  
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The rite of exorcism was the last surviving ceremony in the Church where the Athanasian Creed was recited.
Exorcism in the Orthodox Church is not magic.
On 26 January 1999, Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estévez, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, held a press conference to present the new rite of exorcism in the Roman Ritual.
www.lycos.com /info/exorcism--protestant-church.html   (433 words)

  
 Exorcism - WoWWiki - Your guide to the World of Warcraft
Exorcism is a Holy direct damage paladin spell that affects an Undead or Demon target.
Exorcism cannot target Forsaken NPCs and players, which are Humanoid (not Undead), except for the Abomination guards in Undercity which are classified as undead.
Exorcism is one of the few ranged attacks available to Paladins.
www.wowwiki.com /Exorcism   (189 words)

  
 Booting the Devil: A Brief History of Exorcism by John L. Allen Jr. -- Beliefnet.com
Exorcism went out of fashion after the Enlightenment, but is now back in style.
In early medieval liturgies, according to historian Jeffrey Burton Russell, three kinds of exorcisms were common: exorcism of objects (such as houses), of candidates for baptism, and of people believed possessed by demons.
As a practical matter, most observers say, the use of exorcism declined sharply under the impact of the Enlightenment, Western rationalism, and advances in the science of mental health.
www.beliefnet.com /story/42/story_4275_1.html   (422 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Exorcist
The practice of exorcism was not confined to clerics in the early ages, as is clear from Tertullian (Apologet., 23, P.L., I, 410; cf.
But even after the institution of this order, exorcism was not forbidden to the laity, much less to the higher clergy, nor did those who exorcised always use the forms contained in the Book of Exorcisms.
The Blessed Sacrament is not to be brought near the body of the obsessed during exorcism for fear of possible irreverence; but the crucifix, holy water, and, where available, relics of the saints are to be employed.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05711a.htm   (886 words)

  
 Exorcism! Driving Out the Nonsense; Investigative Files (Skeptical Inquirer January 2001)
For example, an exorcism broadcast by ABC's 20/20 in 1991 featured a sixteen-year-old girl who, her family claimed, was possessed by ten separate demonic entities.
Unchallenged by the new exorcism guidelines is the acceptance of such alleged signs of possession as demonstrating supernormal physical force and speaking in unknown tongues.
The attempted exorcism reportedly ended abruptly when the boy, who had slipped a hand free and worked loose a piece of bedspring, slashed Hughes's arm from the shoulder to the wrist, a wound requiring over a hundred stitches (Allen 2000, 37).
www.csicop.org /si/2001-01/i-files.html   (3883 words)

  
 exorcism
Two exorcism prayers are attributed to St. Modestos for animals afflicted during epidemics, especially for oxen, horses, donkeys, mules and sheep.
Basil even mentions exorcism prayers for insects which inflict damage upon vineyards, fields, etc. Characteristic to exorcism prayers of St. Chrysostom is the mention of the works, passions and Resurrection of Christ, one by one, throughout the prayers, with the specific phrase, "Jesus Christ rebukes you, O Demon.
Grant that this my exorcism being performed in Your awesome name, be terrible to the Master of evil and to all his minions who had fallen with him from the height of brightness.
www.fatheralexander.org /booklets/english/exorcism.htm   (5465 words)

  
 Exorcism
Exorcism is one of the rites of the Church.
This is the continuation of the documented case of demonic possession and exorcism.
The movie, Exorcism of Emily Rose, is, allegedly, based on the true story of a young girl in Germany who died during an exorcism.
www.suite101.com /reference/exorcism   (1864 words)

  
 Exorcism Ritual   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To perform an exorcism ritual for casting out evil spirits or demons from a person, you will need to gather 12 white altar candles, salt, holy water and a special exorcism ointment for annointing the head and body of the posessed.
To make the exorcism ointment, add three tablespooms of frankincense oil, three tablespoons of myrrh oil, six drops of clove oil and one half teaspoon of powdered garlic to one quarter cup of melted animal fat.
Since most exorcisms can stir up violent reactions, it is advisable to perform the ritual with the posessed person lying in a supine position with arms and legs strapped down.
www.horrorseek.com /occult/wiccainfo/exorcism.htm   (320 words)

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