THE EXORCISM INDUSTRY JOINS THE 21ST CENTURY

By Gideon Resnick Apr 3 2014 for Vice.com
One weekend in February, Archbishop Isaac Kramer got called to a home in Parma, Ohio, for what began as a simple house exorcism and turned into a real trial – the possessed 19-year-old growled, spoke in Latin, and even threw his friend across the room.

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Science of Spirit Possession

Exorcism has a new name—spirit release therapy—and a place in psychologists’ offices
By Tara MacIsaac, Epoch Times | April 1, 2014

Modern science questions much of the knowledge gained through the collective memory of humanity over the course of millennia.
“Every culture and religious belief system throughout human history has its traditional beliefs of spirit possession in some form or another with corresponding rituals for the release or exorcism of spirit entities,” wrote Dr. Terence Palmer, a psychologist and the first person in the U.K. to earn a Ph.D. in spirit release therapy.
Some psychologists are returning to the methods developed by our ancestors to help patients with symptoms of possession.
Dr. William Baldwin (1939–2004) founded the practice of spirit release therapy and he also used past-life regression treatments. Baldwin was cautious about saying whether he believed in reincarnation or not, but he did say his treatments helped patients, and that’s what matters. [Click here to read the rest of the story]

 

Exorcism was arranged at old courthouse, former official tells ghost hunters

Posted Mar 25, 2014 7:22 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss for The American Bar Association Journal

Construction workers transforming an old jail into office space at a courthouse in New Jersey noticed some strange, possibly paranormal activity, spurring a story about a prisoner who committed suicide.

That’s when family members of the deceased inmate called Joe Manganello, who was a freeholder on the Gloucester County board at the time. The family wanted to perform an exorcism at the Gloucester County Courthouse, Manganello recently told the GCC Ghost Chasers Club. The South Jersey Times covered his speech.  Click Here To Read They Rest Of The Story

Worth another look: The Exorcist

“If it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.” — Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 12:28)

by the Rev. Henry Idema, Grand Haven Tribune religion columnist
26 March 2014

With so much evil in our world, and especially with the rash of school shootings in recent years, I recently reread “The Exorcist” by William Peter Blatty (1971) and rewatched the 1973 film, which won an Oscar for Blatty in his film adaption. This is the question I was asking: Does possession by evil, symbolized by the devil or Satan, provide us with clues to the evil we saw in the faces of so many of those school killers? Click Here To Read The Rest of The Story At The Grand Haven Tribune

 

If you think your pet is watching ghosts, it probably is.

by Rt. Rev. Benedict-Johns for St Michael’s Journal ©2014

Many who claim to have experience paranormal activity in their home report that the family dog or cat often is observed turning its head as if something unseen is walking through the room.  In essence the pet owner believes that the animal is turning its head while following the movement of an entity through the house; while in other cases we have heard reports of the animal barking, becoming agitated, running from the room to its favorite hiding place, or even running through the house as if following the trail of its unseen quarry.  A recent study reports that it is possible that the phenomena of a pet seeming to watch an unseen object move, might be a very possible reality. Continue reading

An American Exorcism

The Ancient Rite Performed In The Twenty First Century
by Rt. Rev Benedict-Johns for St Michaels Journal

As you—dear reader—might have noticed, the posts in this blog have been somewhat far and few in between as of late.  Partially because that part of the mission of this journal is to republish media reports pertaining to the subject of Exorcism and demonic infestations, however credible stories have been difficult to find during the past few months with the possible exception of the tragic or the questionable; such as the horrific example Continue reading

Exorcism Thriving in U.S., Say Experts

by Oliver Libaw for abcnews.com

The devil must be busier than ever in the new millennium.

Exorcism, the ancient rite of casting out Satan and his demons from the souls of the possessed, is thriving in America and was long before recent revelations that Mother Teresa underwent one and Pope John Paul II performed them.

“It is a big phenomenon,” J. Gordon Melton, a Methodist minister who directs the Institute for the Study of American Religion, says of exorcisms in the United States.

“There is a lot of exorcism going on.”

What many might consider an archaic and obscure rite has been front-page news this year. CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF THE STORY