The Devil within: Is the heyday of Possessions, Demons and Exorcism back?

University of Texas at Austin historian Brian Levack, writer of book, “The Devil Within: Possession and Exorcism in the Christian West.” says that the heydays of Possessions, Demons and Exorcism may be back.  He discussed it all with Tom Ashbrook on his program "On Point". Demonic possession and exorcism can sound awfully medieval.  But their heyday, says my guest today, was in the same age as Sir Isaac Newton and the dawn of the Age of Reason.  On the one hand, science.  On the other, frothing s … [Read more...]

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Religious Expansion: Vatican, Western Politics and the Antagonism to Hinduism and Eastern Spirituality

Yoga is Satanic because it leads to a worship of Hinduism and “all eastern religions are based on a false belief in reincarnation”.So proclaims the Chief Exorcist of the Vatican, Father Gabriele Amorth. He is known for many interesting things:He has performed 70,000 exorcisms from 1986 to 2010. That makes it 8 exorcisms a day for 24 years consecutively, every day of the those 24 years! By his own admission, it takes anything between few minutes to several hours to do an exorcism. Won … [Read more...]

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