they ascribed charms and rituals to dispel them.
• The "Artharvaveda", a Hindu sacred text from around 1000 B.C. describes many rituals for casting
out demons and evil spirits.
• The ancient Persians also offer accounts of exorcisms being performed as early as 1000 B.C.,
through prayer and rituals.
should come as no surprise.
• There are more than 25 mentions of exorcisms performed by Jesus in the bible
In the Middle Ages there was a renewal of belief in demonic possession and exorcism – unfortunately the techniques often were pain-based, like scourging (whipping) until the evil spirits were cast out.
In 1634, a very notable mass possession took place at a convent in Loudon, France. Seventeen nuns were overcome by dozens of different demons, which were later cast out in a public exorcism attended by thousands. Some questionwhether these were true possessions or the result of hysteria.
exorcism the night before. Police found him wandering the streets naked, covered in blood.
• In 1980, a man taunted the demons possessing his fiance's brother – the demons attacked him,
possessing him instead. The eventually drove him to stab his landlord 5 times, one wound stretching
from his stomach to the his heart.
Unfortunately, demonic possession's are alive and well.
a membership over 200 strong.
• In 1999 the Catholic Church revised its Rites of Exorcism to allow non-Latin speakers to
From the very first demonic acts in the Garden of Eden when Eve was tempted, to the modern murders and suicides caused by demonic oppression – the history of exorcism serves as a grim reminder of our never-ending battle against the forces of Satan.
Believe in Him.
Reverend Cotton Marcus