An Article On Exorcism

The dark shadows of skyscrapers are falling across New York as an elderly white-haired priest leaves the reassuring comfort of his home and heads through the streets towards the apartment block where the others are waiting. He walks quite slowly, carrying a small black case filled with the essential paraphernalia of the ritual he is about to perform. The room has been prepared to his precise instructions: cleaned, sprinkled with holy water, and stripped of movable objects. Of those now gathered inside, only the priest – his face drawn and solemn – has any idea what to expect. Or rather, what to expect. After 30 years as an exorcist, Father Malachi Martin has learned to recognize the natures of the demons he pursues. Continue reading

Exorcism In Contemporary Culture

Mention The Rite Of Exorcism in a crowd and many people will automatically think of movies such as The Exorcist 1973 or The Rite 2011; a more motion picture.  Both pictures claim to be based on true events; The Exorcist on the case of Robbie Mannheim in 1949 [1] and The Rite on events described in the book: The Rite: The Making Of A Modern Exorcist,  a non-fiction work by Matt Baglio, but while many people believe that events as described in the movies and book are fictional, there is actual historical basis for these depictions, empirical evidence that contributes to the credibility of the subject of demonic possession.

In 2004 the Continue reading