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Bullshit … Creating gruesome and untrue memories is surprisingly common. Penn & Teller, Bullshit! s5e5: Exorcism
My personal exorcism was taught to me by the Archangel Michael. John Livingstone, exorcist
It’s a cop-out to say it’s due to Satan. Centre for Inquiry
After four years’ instruction, the Reverend Law has carried out deliverances in houses, pubs, even disused tin-mines where hauntings have been reported. Strange But True? ITV 1993-1997
The mysterious happenings aboard The Pickering disappeared overnight, and she is now a successful member of her fishing fleet. Strange But True?
The manner of the cure was this: he put a ring, one of those sorts mentioned by Solomon, to the nostrils of the demoniac after which he drew out the demon. Josephus Flavius, Antiquities of the Jews VIII.
As Josephus confirms, the tradition described in the Testament of Solomon was part of a long-established Jewish rite of exorcism. Does that explain why Jesus mentions Solomon’s name as he cast out demons? Banned from the Bible: Enigmas of the Old Testament, Sky 2003
It was known and understood that Solomon was the archetypal expeller of demons. The great exorcist as it were. Kenneth Hanson, author Secrets of the Lost Bible
71,811. According to one recent study by Fordham University, exorcism is more readily available today than ever before. In 2007 Pope Benedict XVI ordered his Bishops to establish teams known as Exorcism Squads. To stop what the Catholic Church believes is Satan’s rising influence. Nostradamus Effect: Army of Satan, History 2009
The infant was taken, within a week of its birth, to the precincts of the church; the child of wrath must be reformed into the image of God, ‘the servant of the fiend’ made into ‘a son of joy’. At the church-door the priest asked the midwife if the child were male or female, and then made a sign of the cross on the infant’s forehead, breast and right hand. He placed some salt in the baby’s mouth according to custom; then the priest exorcised the devil from within its body with a number of prayers, and pronounced baptism as the sole means ‘to obtain eternal grace by spiritual regeneration’. The priest spat in his left hand and touched the ears and nose of the child with his saliva. Let the nose be open to the odour of sweetness. It was time to enter the church itself, and the priest taking the right hand of the new-born child who had with the salt and saliva been granted the station of a catechumen. Peter Ackroyd, The Life of Thomas More, This Dark World p1
Georgetown: We’ve got rats in the attic. The Exorcist 1973 starring Ellen Burstyn & Max von Sydow & Jason Miller & Linda Blair & Lee J Cobb & Mercedes McCambridge & Kitty Winn & Jack MacGowran & Father William O'Malley & Robert Symonds & Barton Heyman & Arthur Storch & Titos Vandis & Eileen Dietz et al, director William Friedkin
My bed was shaking – I can’t get to sleep. ibid. daughter to mother
Mother – what’s wrong with me? ibid.
Well it’s a symptom of a type of disturbance in the chemical-electrical activity of the brain. ibid. doctor to mother
Keep away. This hour’s mine. Fuck me. Fuck me. Fuck me. ibid. possessed daughter
Come forward. Answer me now. ibid. exorcist
Have you ever heard of exorcism? It’s a stylised ritual. ibid. doctor to mothers
What an excellent day for an exorcism. ibid. possessed child to priest
Stick your cock up her ass, you mother-fucking worthless cocksucker. ibid. possessed child to senior exorcist
1973 Los Angeles: the premiere of the movie … The Exorcist … In a quest to see if possession is a genuine phenomenon Troy [Taylor] has tracked down one of the participates in the final days of that exorcism … Six people that evening witness welts and scratches appear on the boy’s body … Can science offer another explanation? The Unexplained Files s2e1: The Real Exorcist & Elk Extinction, Troy Taylor, Science 2014