Evil  Spirits  and Possession Book

Evil Spirits and Possession

  • Author : David L Bradnick
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2017-08-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004350618

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In Evil, Spirits, and Possession: An Emergentist Theology of the Demonic David Bradnick suggests that the demonic arises from evolutionary processes and manifests as non-personal emergent forces that influence humans to initiate and execute nefarious activities

The Day Satan Called Book
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The Day Satan Called

  • Author : Bill Scott
  • Publisher : FaithWords
  • Release Date : 2011-10-11
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9780892968992

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THE DAY SATAN CALLED is Bill Scott's account of an excruciating 18-month period in his life. Out of Christian love he and his wife invited a young lady who was demon possessed and the member of an active satanic network into their home. They prayed the sinner's prayer with her and believed that they could help redeem someone who had witnessed and experienced unimaginable rituals and abuses. What happened instead were death threats and the loss of their home as a sanctuary. Voices. Threats. Objects falling and moving. Strange visitors and callers. A loving church falling into turmoil. And yes the voice of Satan. Every day was filled with the dread of nightfall. Once you've invited someone filled with demons that aren't leaving her into your home what do you next? Where do you send her? How do you protect yourself and your family? What do you do after she's finally gone but the demons haven't left? This is the account of a terrifying and incredible phenomenon. But ultimately, it is a testament to the power of God's love, even over evil spirits.

Demons on the Couch Book

Demons on the Couch

  • Author : Michael J. Sersch
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-01-03
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN 10 : 9781527524156

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Belief in possession, including from demonic forces, has ancient roots and continues into the modern world, especially among certain communities. This has been shown in books, movies, places of worship, and in the therapy office. This book traces the global history of possession and looks at ways contemporary mental health professionals can help a person who believes themselves to be possessed. Written especially for clinicians, but interesting to a wide variety of readers, this book uses a variety of disciplines, including cultural studies, psychology, and personal experiences, to try and understand the phenomenon from as wide a perspective as possible, including interviews with exorcists from various backgrounds. Both believers and sceptics will find this to be a fascinating study of a controversial topic.

Discerning Spirits Book

Discerning Spirits

  • Author : Nancy Mandeville Caciola
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501702174

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Trance states, prophesying, convulsions, fasting, and other physical manifestations were often regarded as signs that a person was seized by spirits. In a book that sets out the prehistory of the early modern European witch craze, Nancy Caciola shows how medieval people decided whom to venerate as a saint infused with the spirit of God and whom to avoid as a demoniac possessed of an unclean spirit. This process of discrimination, known as the discernment of spirits, was central to the religious culture of Western Europe between 1200 and 1500. Since the outward manifestations of benign and malign possession were indistinguishable, a highly ambiguous set of bodily features and behaviors were carefully scrutinized by observers. Attempts to make decisions about individuals who exhibited supernatural powers were complicated by the fact that the most intense exemplars of lay spirituality were women, and the "fragile sex" was deemed especially vulnerable to the snares of the devil. Assessments of women's spirit possessions often oscillated between divine and demonic interpretations. Ultimately, although a few late medieval women visionaries achieved the prestige of canonization, many more were accused of possession by demons. Caciola analyzes a broad array of sources from saints' lives to medical treatises, exorcists' manuals to miracle accounts, to find that observers came to rely on the discernment of bodies rather than seeking to distinguish between divine and demonic possession in purely spiritual terms.

Demonic Foes Book

Demonic Foes

  • Author : Richard Gallagher, M.D.
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062876461

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The world’s leading psychiatric authority on demonic possession delves into the hidden world of exorcisms and his own transformation from cynic to believer over the course of his twenty-five-year career. Successful New York psychiatrist Richard Gallagher was skeptical yet intrigued when a hard-nosed, no-nonsense Catholic priest asked him to examine a woman for a possible exorcism. Meeting her, Gallagher was astonished. The woman’s behavior defied logic. In an instant, she could pinpoint a person’s secret weaknesses. She knew how individuals she’d never known had died, including Gallagher’s own mother, who passed away after a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer. She spoke fluently in multiple languages, including Latin—but only when she was in a trance. This was not psychosis, Gallagher concluded. It was, in his scientific estimation, what could only be describe as paranormal ability. The woman wasn’t mentally disturbed—she was possessed. This remarkable case was the first of many that Gallagher would encounter. Sought after today by leaders of all faiths—ministers, priests, rabbis and imams, Gallagher has spent a quarter-century studying demonic activity and exorcisms throughout history and has witnessed more cases than any other psychiatrist in the world today. In this eerie and enthralling book, Gallagher chronicles his most famous cases for the first time, including: A professional who claimed her spiritualist mother had “assigned” her a spirit who “turned on her.” A petite woman—”90 pounds soaking wet”—who threw a 200-pound Lutheran deacon across the room to the horror of onlookers in a church hall; And “Julia,” the so-called Satanic queen and self-described witch, who exhibited “the most harrowing” case, a “once-in-a-century” possession. Going beyond horror movies and novels, Demonic Foes takes you deep into this hidden world, sharing in full details of these true-life tales of demonic possession.

Spirit Possession around the World  Possession  Communion  and Demon Expulsion across Cultures Book

Spirit Possession around the World Possession Communion and Demon Expulsion across Cultures

  • Author : Joseph P. Laycock
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2015-05-26
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610695909

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This book provides a fascinating historical and cultural overview of traditional beliefs about spirit possession and exorcism around the world, from Europe to Asia and the Middle East to the Americas. • Provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the subject of spirit possession, reflecting the work of scholars and experts from many fields • Covers a wide range of cultures, traditions, and phenomena with up-to-date, little-known information that is difficult to find through independent research • Includes primary documents that give students accounts of exorcism and spiritual possession and serve to foster critical thinking skills and media literacy • Features sidebars that illuminate key points and present related information, with special attention paid to exorcism and spirit possession in popular culture

The Devil s Children Book

The Devil s Children

  • Author : Jean La Fontaine
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-16
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317035923

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A number of cases of serious child abuse have resulted from beliefs that children may be possessed by evil spirits and may then be given the power to bewitch others. Misfortune, failure, illness and even death may be blamed on them. The 'cure', nowadays called deliverance rather than exorcism, is to expel the spirits, sometimes by violent means. This book draws together contributions on aspects of possession and witchcraft from leading academics and expert practitioners in the field. It has been put together following conferences held by Inform, a charity that provides accurate information on new religions as a public service. There is no comparable information publicly available; this book is the first of its kind. Eileen Barker, founder of Inform, introduces the subject and Inform's Deputy Director goes on to detail the requests the charity has answered in recent years on the subject of children, possession and witchcraft. This book offers an invaluable resource for readers, whether academic or practitioner - particularly those in the fields of the safeguarding of children, and their education, health and general welfare.

Counseling and the Demonic Book

Counseling and the Demonic

  • Author : Rodger K. Bufford
  • Publisher : W Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Demonology.
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 0849905990

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This book on counseling and the demonic by Dr. Rodger Bufford is part of the notable Resources for Christian Counseling series, a series which seeks to combine the best insights from psychology with strict adherence to biblical truth.

Demonic Possession in the New Testament Book

Demonic Possession in the New Testament

  • Author : William Menzies Alexander
  • Publisher : Edinburgh : [s.n.]
  • Release Date : 1902
  • Genre: Demoniac possession
  • Pages : 328

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Demonic possession in the New Testament is still an unsolved problem. That statement is at variance with a considerable body of opinion recently expressed on two continents. Nevertheless, it is a correct representation of the present state of the case. Modern writers have attained a certain unanimity, only by approaching the subject from one point of view and confining attention to the more conspicuous phenomena. But any investigation which claims finality must explore the whole environment and scrutinise all residual facts. There is a comparative demonology to be studied; there are types of mental disease to be examined; there is a criterion of genuine possession to be discovered and applied. The inquiry thus broadens out and takes account of many points hitherto ignored or neglected. - Preface.

Believe Not Every Spirit Book

Believe Not Every Spirit

  • Author : Moshe Sluhovsky
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2008-11-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226762951

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From 1400 through 1700, the number of reports of demonic possessions among European women was extraordinarily high. During the same period, a new type of mysticism—popular with women—emerged that greatly affected the risk of possession and, as a result, the practice of exorcism. Many feared that in moments of rapture, women, who had surrendered their souls to divine love, were not experiencing the work of angels, but rather the ravages of demons in disguise. So how then, asks Moshe Sluhovsky, were practitioners of exorcism to distinguish demonic from divine possessions? Drawing on unexplored accounts of mystical schools and spiritual techniques, testimonies of the possessed, and exorcism manuals, Believe Not Every Spirit examines how early modern Europeans dealt with this dilemma. The personal experiences of practitioners, Sluhovsky shows, trumped theological knowledge. Worried that this could lead to a rejection of Catholic rituals, the church reshaped the meaning and practices of exorcism, transforming this healing rite into a means of spiritual interrogation. In its efforts to distinguish between good and evil, the church developed important new explanatory frameworks for the relations between body and soul, interiority and exteriority, and the natural and supernatural.

How to Cast Out Demons and Evil Spirit Book
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How to Cast Out Demons and Evil Spirit

  • Author : T. B. JOSHUA
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-03-29
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN 10 : 9798632017862

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Demons  The Possession and Exorcism of the Nuns of Loudun  and the Execution of Urbain Grandier Book

Demons The Possession and Exorcism of the Nuns of Loudun and the Execution of Urbain Grandier

  • Author : Alexandre Dumas
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2019-02-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9780359042838

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The Devil's (1971) Ken Russell's harsh, horrifying film of the possession and exorcism of a group of medieval French nuns, and the death by burning of Father Urbain Grandier in 1632, scorched the eyes and disturbed the souls of viewers of the early Seventies. Now, here is a full account of the hideous happenings, the demonic doings, that saw a group of holy sisters become cursing, spitting, vile creatures, and accused priest Grandier, said to be in league with the Devil, go to an unimaginable death at the stake. Here then is a story of good, evil, torture, betrayal, madness and consequences too hideous to contemplate. This tale of a medieval exorcism and fiery execution will open your eyes to the history many think too nightmarish to have happened, yet did.

Demon Possession   the Christian Book
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Demon Possession the Christian

  • Author : C. Fred Dickason
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Demoniac possession
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 0891075216

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Shows from theology, the Bible and counseling experiences that Christians can be affected by demonic activity. Equips believers to fight spiritual battles--and win.

Spirit Possession and Exorcism  History  Psychology  and Neurobiology  2 volumes  Book

Spirit Possession and Exorcism History Psychology and Neurobiology 2 volumes

  • Author : Patrick McNamara Ph.D.
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2011-04-26
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 373
  • ISBN 10 : 9780313384332

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This two-volume text reviews spirit possession throughout history, analyzes case studies from a cognitive neuroscience perspective, and examines rites for exorcism. • Provides a comprehensive bibliography of materials that gathers historical, anthropological, and archaeological sources, as well as comparative religionist and neurologic literature • Contains indexes that reference key religious events, rituals, and personalities, and cross-reference key characteristics of case studies

How About Demons  Book
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How About Demons

  • Author : Felicitas D. Goodman
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 1988-05-22
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253014627

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The author of the Exorcism of Anneliese Michel “is to be commended for a stimulating and wide-reaching treatment of a compelling and much-debated subject” (Journal of Folklore Research). As part of a series that strives to introduce new or previously unrecognized folkloric phenomena—as well as new approaches and theories that result from discovery and investigation—How About Demons? provides an overview of a topic that has for many years captured the imagination of people from all walks of life. Rich in detail derived from the author’s fieldwork and anthropological literature, this work contemplates possession and exorcism in a holistic manner—discussing their effects on both the body and soul. How About Demons? paints a picture of possession as a usually positive experience occurring in a wide variety of cultures and religions around the globe. It also details the ritual of exorcism which is applied when things go wrong. “Quite an interesting book.”—Religious Studies Review “It is by far superior to anything else on demons we have seen in the past few years.”—The American Rationalist