Demons On The ‘Net: Stories Of Exorcism vol. II

The Real Story Behind The Movie: The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Source: Wikipedia the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anneliese_Michel

Anneliese_Michel-1Anneliese Michel (21 September 1952 – 1 July 1976) was a German Catholic woman who was said to be possessed by demons and subsequently underwent an exorcism. The case has been labelled as a misidentification of mental illness, negligence, abuse, and religious hysteria. Three motion pictures, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Requiem, and the Asylum film Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes, are loosely based on Michel’s story.  When she was sixteen, she suffered a severe convulsion and was diagnosed as having epilepsy. Soon, she began hallucinating while praying.  In 1973, she suffered from depression and began to hear voices telling her that she was “damned” and would “rot in hell”. Continue reading

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Demonic Possession in the Bible

Literal cases of Possession, Or Simply Cases of Epilepsy and Other Conditions?

Traditionally the subject of demonic possession and exorcism has been justified and given credibility by passages found in the Gospels. In this modern era, however, many people dismiss Biblical accounts of demon possession claiming that due to lack of understanding of mental conditions by the primitive people of the day, those innocents that Christ exorcised were not in fact possessed by demons but rather simply suffering from mental disease.  However a careful study of the Bible reveals Continue reading