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diseases are often attributed to the presence of a vengeful spirit </wiki/Vengeful_spirit> (or loosely termed demon </wiki/Demon>) in the body of the patient.php?title=Template:Paranormal&action=edit> *Demonic possession* is held by many belief systems </wiki/Belief_system> to be the control </wiki/Spirit_possession> of an individual by a malevolent preternatural being </wiki/Demon>. but the details vary considerably.^[3] <#cite_note-3> Many cuneiform </wiki/Cuneiform_script> tablets </wiki/Clay_tablet> contain prayers to certain gods asking for protection from demons.^[1] <#cite_note-1> Other descriptions include access to hidden knowledge (gnosis </wiki/Gnosis>) and foreign languages (glossolalia </wiki/Glossolalia>). who believed that all diseases of the body and mind were caused by "sickness demons" called /gidim/ or /gid-dim/. the exorcism rites usually consisting of respectful offerings or sacrificial offerings. the subject has no control over the possessing entity and so it will persist until forced to leave the victim. “fits” and fainting </wiki/Fainting> as if one were dying.wikipedia. Descriptions of demonic possessions often include erased memories </wiki/Memories> or personalities </wiki/Personalities>. Satan and his demons are actually fallen angels </wiki/Fallen_angel>. In many Christian belief systems. Unlike in channeling </wiki/Mediumship>. In these cultures.org/w/index.^[4] <#cite_note-4> Contents [hide <#>] * * * * 1 2 3 4 Bible accounts <#Bible_accounts> Christianity <#Christianity> Medicine and psychology <#Medicine_and_psychology> Notable cases <#Notable_cases> . bite marks) or lesions. Christianity holds that possession derives from the Devil </wiki/Devil>.^[2] <#cite_note-2> The priests </wiki/Priest> who practiced exorcisms in these nations were called /ashipu/ (sorcerer) as opposed to an /asu/ (physician) who applied bandages and salves. or one of his lessor demons. Many cultures and religions </wiki/Religion> contain some concept of demonic possession. usually through a form of exorcism </wiki/Exorcism>.* * * * * Countermovement </wiki/Countermovement> Death and culture </wiki/Death_and_culture> Parapsychology </wiki/Parapsychology> Scientific literacy </wiki/Scientific_literacy> Social movement </wiki/Social_movement> * v </wiki/Template:Paranormal> * t </wiki/Template_talk:Paranormal> * e <//en. the sudden appearance of injuries (scratches.e. The oldest references to demonic possession are from the Sumerians </wiki/Sumerians>. i. These spirits are more often the spectres of animals or people wronged by the bearer. Satan </wiki/Satan>. convulsions </wiki/Convulsions>. and superhuman strength. Shamanic </wiki/Shamanic> cultures also believe in demon possession and shamans </wiki/Shaman> perform exorcisms. while others ask the gods to expel the demons that have invaded their bodies. drastic changes in vocal intonation and facial structure.

com/?book=%20Matthew&verse=7:21-23&src=!>: Many will drive out demons in Jesus' name (also Mark 16:17 <http://bibref. mention only the one man). the Pharisees </wiki/Pharisees> said it was by the power of Beelzebub .com/?book=%20Matthew&verse=9:32-34&src=!>: Jesus made a demon-possessed mute man speak.com/?book=%20Luke&verse=8:26-39&src=!>. if we may judge from Josephus </wiki/Josephus> (Ant. 2).hebtools.hebtools.hebtools.hebtools.com/?book=%20Acts&verse=5:16&src=!>. though..hebtools.com/?book=%20Matthew&verse=8:28-34&src=!>: Jesus sent a herd of demons from two men into a herd of pigs ("about two thousand" pigs.hebtools.com/?book=%20Luke&verse=10:17&src=!>. believing these to be the entities </wiki/Entity> responsible for those mental and physical illnesses. and even that is not very certain." The New Testament mentions several episodes in which Jesus drove out demons from persons </wiki/Miracles_of_Jesus#Exorcisms>. Luke 4:33-41 <http://bibref.com/?book=%20Luke&verse=6:17-19&src=!>). Jud.hebtools. VI. both Mark's account and Luke 8:26-39 <http://bibref. * Matthew 8:14-17 <http://bibref.blueletterbible. The Hebrew rûah <http://www.com/?book=%20Luke&verse=4:33-41&src=!>). 2.hebtools. * Matthew 4:23-25 <http://bibref.org/cgi-bin/words. In New-Testament </wiki/New_Testament> times.hebtools. * Matthew 9:32-34 <http://bibref.* * * * * 5 6 7 8 9 In fiction <#In_fiction> Film <#Film> See also <#See_also> Notes <#Notes> External links <#External_links> Bible accounts [edit </w/index.com/?book=1%20Samuel&verse=16:14&src=!>).com/?book=%20Matthew&verse=4:23-25&src=!>: Demon-possessed persons are healed by Jesus (also Luke 6:17-19 <http://bibref.hebtools. viii.pl?word=07307> need not imply a personal influence. * Matthew 7:21-23 <http://bibref.hebtools.hebtools. * Matthew 8:28-34 <http://bibref. Luke 10:17 <http://bibref.com/?book=%20Mark&verse=16:17&src=!>. Acts 5:16 <http://bibref. however.hebtools. the Jews were inclined to give the word that meaning in this very case.hebtools.hebtools. 8:7 <http://bibref. according to the account at Mark 5:1-20 <http://bibref.com/?book=%20Matthew&verse=8:14-17&src=!>: Jesus healed many demon-possessed (also Mark 1:29-39 <http://bibref.php?title=Demonic_possession&action=edit&section=1>] According to the /Catholic Encyclopedia </wiki/Catholic_Encyclopedia>/:^[5] <#cite_note-5> "In the Old Testament </wiki/Old_Testament> we have only one instance.com/?book=%20Mark&verse=1:29-39&src=!>. We are told that "an evil spirit from the Lord troubled" Saul </wiki/Saul_the_King> (1 Samuel 16:14 <http://bibref.com?book=%20Acts&verse=8:7&src=!>).com/?book=%20Mark&verse=5:1-20&src=!>. the phenomenon had become very common. ii.

hebtools. Matthew 11:16-19 <http://bibref.hebtools.hebtools.com/?book=%20Luke&verse=9:1&src=!>. Matthew 10:1-8 <http://bibref.hebtools.hebtools.com?book=%20Mark&verse=6:13&src=!>.com/?book=%20Matthew&verse=17:14-21&src=!>: Jesus healed a boy by driving out a demon from him (also Mark 9:14-29 <http://bibref.hebtools.hebtools.com/?book=%20Luke&verse=11:24-26&src=!>). Mark 16:9 <http://bibref.hebtools. Luke 13:31-32 .com/?book=%20Matthew&verse=10:1-8&src=!>: The Twelve Apostles </wiki/Twelve_Apostles> given the authority to drive out evil spirits (also Mark 3:15 <http://bibref.com/?book=%20Luke&verse=9:37-49&src=!>).com/?book=%20Luke&verse=11:14-23&src=!>. Luke 9:1 <http://bibref.* * * * * * * * * * * * </wiki/Beelzebub> (also Mark 3:20-22 <http://bibref.com/?book=%20Mark&verse=9:14-29&src=!>.hebtools.com/?book=%20Mark&verse=1:21-28&src=!>: Jesus expelled a nasty spirit from a man (also Luke 4:31-37 <http://bibref.hebtools.com/?book=%20Luke&verse=9:49-50&src=!>). 6:7 <http://bibref. Mark 1:21-28 <http://bibref. Luke 13:10-17 <http://bibref. Luke 7:21 <http://bibref.hebtools.hebtools.com/?book=%20Mark&verse=3:20-22&src=!>).hebtools.com?book=%20Luke&verse=10:17&src=!>). Matthew 15:21-28 <http://bibref.com/?book=%20Matthew&verse=12:22-32&src=!>: Jesus healed a demon-possessed blind and dumb man (also Luke 11:14-23 <http://bibref. Matthew 12:22-32 <http://bibref.hebtools. Luke 9:37-49 <http://bibref.com/?book=%20Mark&verse=9:38-40&src=!>: A non-Christian is seen driving out demons in Jesus' name (also Luke 9:49-50 <http://bibref.com/?book=%20Matthew&verse=11:16-19&src=!>: "this generation" said that John the Baptist </wiki/John_the_Baptist> was possessed by a demon (also Luke 7:31-35 <http://bibref.hebtools. that is.com/?book=%20Luke&verse=13:10-17&src=!>: Jesus expelled a spirit of disease from the body of a woman on the Sabbath </wiki/Biblical_Sabbath>.hebtools.com/?book=%20Matthew&verse=15:21-28&src=!>: Jesus expelled a demon from the body of the daughter of a Canaanite </wiki/Canaan> woman (also Mark 7:24-30 <http://bibref. Matthew 12:43-45 <http://bibref.com?book=%20Mark&verse=6:7&src=!>.com/?book=%20Matthew&verse=12:43-45&src=!>: Jesus told an allegory of nasty spirits coming back home.hebtools.com/?book=%20Mark&verse=16:9&src=!>: Jesus had driven seven demons out of Mary Magdalene </wiki/Mary_Magdalene> (also Luke 8:2 <http://bibref.com/?book=%20Mark&verse=7:24-30&src=!>).hebtools.hebtools.hebtools.hebtools.hebtools. 6:13 <http://bibref. Mark 3:20-30 <http://bibref.com/?book=%20Luke&verse=7:31-35&src=!>).com/?book=%20Mark&verse=3:15&src=!>.hebtools.com/?book=%20Luke&verse=7:21&src=!>: Many people are cleansed from evil spirits by Jesus.hebtools. Matthew 17:14-21 <http://bibref.com/?book=%20Luke&verse=4:31-37&src=!>).com/?book=%20Mark&verse=3:20-30&src=!>). to the human body where they have lived before (also Luke 11:24-26 <http://bibref.hebtools.hebtools.hebtools. Mark 9:38-40 <http://bibref. 10:17 <http://bibref.com/?book=%20Luke&verse=8:2&src=!>).

hebtools.hebtools. Acts 19:11-12 <http://bibref. John 8:48-52 <http://bibref. Revelation 18:2 <http://bibref.com/?book=%20Acts&verse=10:38&src=!>: St.hebtools. John 10:20-21 <http://bibref._Peter> said Jesus healed all who were under the power of the devil </wiki/Devil>.hebtools. whom Paul preaches.hebtools.* * * * * * * * * * * * * <http://bibref. John 7:20 <http://bibref.hebtools.hebtools.com/?book=%20Luke&verse=22:3&src=!>: Satan </wiki/Satan> entered into Judas Iscariot </wiki/Judas_Iscariot> (also John 13:27 <http://bibref.com/?book=%20Revelation&verse=18:2&src=!>: The Whore of Babylon </wiki/Whore_of_Babylon> is a home for demons.com/?book=%20Luke&verse=13:31-32&src=!>: Jesus continued to cast out demons even though Herod Antipas </wiki/Herod_Antipas> wanted to kill him. Acts 8:18-19 <http://bibref. evil spirits came out of many.hebtools. others said he was not. Acts 5:3 <http://bibref. 2:4 <http://bibref.com/?book=%20Acts&verse=5:3&src=!>: Satan filled the heart of Ananias </wiki/Ananias_and_Sapphira>.com/?book=%20Acts&verse=8:18-19&src=!>: Simon Magus </wiki/Simon_Magus> offered to buy the power of Laying on of hands </wiki/Laying_on_of_hands>.hebtools. Acts 8:6-8 <http://bibref. Acts 16:16-24 <http://bibref.hebtools." But because they did not have faith in Jesus. Peter </wiki/St.hebtools. Acts 10:38 <http://bibref. Acts 5:16 <http://bibref.com/?book=%20John&verse=7:20&src=!>: A "crowd of Jews" that wanted to kill Jesus said he was demon-possessed. they were unsuccessful and were actually driven from that house by the possessed.hebtools.com/?book=%20John&verse=10:20-21&src=!>: Many Jews said Jesus was raving mad and demon-possessed.com/?book=%20Acts&verse=8:6-8&src=!>: At the teaching of Philip the Evangelist </wiki/Philip_the_Evangelist> in Samaria </wiki/Samaria>.hebtools. 2:17-18 .hebtools. Acts of the Apostles </wiki/Acts_of_the_Apostles> also contains a number of references to people coming under the influence of the Holy Spirit </wiki/Holy_Spirit> (1:8 <http://bibref.hebtools. evil spirits and unclean birds.com/?book=%20Acts&verse=5:16&src=!>: The Apostles healed those tormented by evil spirits.com/?book=%20Acts&verse=19:11-12&src=!>: Handkerchiefs and aprons touched by Paul cured illness and drove out evil spirits. I command you to come out.com/?book=%20Acts&verse=19:13-20&src=!>: Seven sons of Sceva </wiki/Sceva> attempted to drive out evil spirits by saying: "In the name of Jesus.com?book=%20Acts&verse=2:4&src=!>.com/?book=%20John&verse=13:27&src=!>).com/?book=%20John&verse=8:48-52&src=!>: "The Jews" said Jesus was a Samaritan </wiki/Samaritan> and demon-possessed.com/?book=%20Acts&verse=16:16-24&src=!>: Paul </wiki/Paul_of_Tarsus> and Silas were imprisoned for driving a future-telling spirit out of a slave girl.hebtools.com?book=%20Acts&verse=1:8&src=!>.hebtools. Acts 19:13-20 <http://bibref. Luke 22:3 <http://bibref.

which can take six different forms.com?book=%20Acts&verse=8:15-19&src=!>.com?book=%20Acts&verse=20:23&src=!>. 4:8 <http://bibref. 21:11 <http://bibref. see also Spirit possession#Christianity </wiki/Spirit_possession#Christianity>.hebtools.com?book=%20Acts&verse=4:31&src=!>. in which Satan or some demon(s) takes full possession of a person's body without their knowledge or consent. 9:17 <http://bibref. which includes sudden attacks of irrationally obsessive thoughts. and health. 5.google. 13:9 <http://bibref. 4:31 <http://bibref. 23:8-9 <http://bibref. 2:38 <http://bibref.html?id=vYw8PgAACAA J&redir_esc=y>/.com?book=%20Acts&verse=11:28&src=!>.hebtools. so the victim is therefore morally blameless.hebtools. in which a person voluntarily submits to Satan or some demon(s). 11:12-16 <http://bibref.hebtools.com?book=%20Acts&verse=11:12-16&src=!>.com?book=%20Acts&verse=6:3-5&src=!>. things. 4.com?book=%20Acts&verse=13:9&src=!>.hebtools.hebtools. William Menzies Alexander </wiki/William_Menzies_Alexander> attempted to explain accounts of possession in the synoptic Gospels </wiki/Synoptic_Gospels>.hebtools. In /Hostage to the Devil <http://books.com?book=%20Acts&verse=21:11&src=!>. in which there is no loss of consciousness or involuntary action.com?book=%20Acts&verse=16:6-7&src=!>.<http://bibref. 8:39 <http://bibref. and 6.com?book=%20Acts&verse=2:17-18&src=!>.php?title=Demonic_possession&action=edit&section=2>] Further information: Exorcism </wiki/Exorcism> Catholic exorcists </wiki/Catholic_exorcists> differentiate between "ordinary" Satanic/demonic activity or influence (mundane everyday /temptations/) and "extraordinary" Satanic/demonic activity.sg/books/about/Hostage_to_the_Devil.com. Oppression. Subjugation. 19:2-6 <http://bibref. family.hebtools. outlining their historical. or animals.com?book=%20Acts&verse=7:55&src=!>. 16:6-7 <http://bibref.hebtools. usually culminating in suicidal ideation </wiki/Suicidal_ideation>. 3.hebtools.hebtools. 20:23 <http://bibref. ranging from complete control by Satan or some demon(s) to voluntary submission:^[7] <#cite_note-7> 1. such as in the biblical Book of Job </wiki/Book_of_Job> in which Job was tormented by a series of misfortunes in business.com?book=%20Acts&verse=10:19&src=!>. which affects houses.^[6] <#cite_note-6> Christianity [edit </w/index. Infestation.com?book=%20Acts&verse=9:17&src=!>. 7:55 <http://bibref.com?book=%20Acts&verse=4:8&src=!>.hebtools. External physical pain caused by Satan or some demon(s).com?book=%20Acts&verse=8:39&src=!>. 2.hebtools.hebtools. and typically influences dreams. medical and theological aspects.com?book=%20Acts&verse=23:8-9&src=!>) which is believed to be a good thing in contrast to demonic influence.com?book=%20Acts&verse=19:2-6&src=!>.hebtools. The 1902 work /Demonic possession in the New Testament/ by Rev. 6:3-5 <http://bibref. 11:28 <http://bibref.hebtools. 10:19 <http://bibref. Possession.hebtools. Malachi Martin </wiki/Malachi_Martin> also mentions a type of demonic attack called "familiarization". 8:15-19 <http://bibref.com?book=%20Acts&verse=2:38&src=!>. Obsession. He writes: .hebtools.

^[8] <#cite_note-8> True demonic or satanic possession has been characterized since the Middle Ages </wiki/Middle_Ages>. but had lived in the tombs. remain separate and distinct. the /familiar </wiki/Familiar_spirit>/ and the /possessed/. because many demons had gone into him. 34 “Ha! What do you want with us. 2. they went into the pigs. he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town </wiki/Gadara>. Revelation of knowledge. The two "persons". distant or hidden. Son of the Most High God? I beg you. 31 And they begged Jesus repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss. that the victim cannot know. If accepted.The possessing spirit in "familiarization" is seeking to "come and live with" the subject. “What do you want with me. he cried out and fell at his feet. by the following four typical characteristics:^[9] <#cite_note-9> ^[10] <#cite_note-10> ^[11] <#cite_note-11> 1. For a long time this man had not worn clothes or lived in a house. in the Rituale Romanum </wiki/Rituale_Romanum>. 4. “Come out of him!” Then the demon threw the man down before them all and came out without injuring him.” he replied </wiki/Legion_(demon)>. Blasphemous </wiki/Blasphemy> rage and an aversion to holy symbols or relics. (Luke 8:27-32 NIV) The literal view of demonization is still held by a number of Christian denominations. He cried out at the top of his voice. 3. The Bible indicates that people can be possessed by demons but that the demons respond to Jesus's authority: In the synagogue </wiki/Synagogue> there was a man possessed by a demon. and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake </wiki/Sea_of_Galilee> and was drowned. and he gave them permission. 36 All the people were amazed and said to each other. and though he was chained hand and foot and kept under guard. shouting at the top of his voice. 28 When he saw Jesus. an evil spirit. the spirit becomes the constant and continuously present companion of the possessed. Many times it had seized him. Jesus. Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” 35 “Be quiet!” Jesus said sternly. When Jesus stepped ashore. he had broken his chains and had been driven by the demon into solitary places. “What is this teaching? With authority and power he gives orders to evil spirits and they come out!” 37 And the news about him spread throughout the surrounding area. don’t torture me!” 29 For Jesus had commanded the impure spirit to come out of the man. (Luke 4:33-35 NIV) It also indicates that demons can possess animals as in the exorcism of the Gerasenes </wiki/Exorcising_the_Gerasenes_demonic>. Manifestation of superhuman strength. The /possessed/ is aware of his /familiar/. The demons begged Jesus to let them go into the pigs. “Legion. 32 A large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside. 33 When the demons came out of the man. Official Catholic </wiki/Roman_Catholic_Church> doctrine affirms that demonic possession can occur as distinguished from mental . Speaking in tongues </wiki/Speaking_in_tongues> or languages that the victim cannot know.

and also proposed that the same could happen with animals. Furthermore. A great deal of controversy surrounds the book /War on the Saints </wiki/War_on_the_Saints>/ originally published in 1912 as a resource to the Christian faced with combating demon influences. Catholic exorcisms </wiki/Exorcism> can occur only under the authority of a bishop </wiki/Bishop> and in accordance with strict rules. deliverance ministries </wiki/Deliverance_ministry> are activities carried out by individuals or groups aimed at solving problems related to demons and spirits. but stresses that cases of mental illness should not be misdiagnosed as demonic influence.. The New Testament's description of people who had evil spirits includes a capacity for hidden knowledge (e. In the New Testament Jesus is reported to have encountered people who were demonized and to have driven the "evil spirits" out of these demoniacs. demonic assault can be involuntary^[13] <#cite_note-13> and allowed by God </wiki/God> to test a person (for more details about God's tests on persons see Job </wiki/Job_(Biblical_figure)>). with one or more of those bodiless. spirit </wiki/Spirit>.illness </wiki/Mental_illness>. Involuntary demonic assault. among others. according to these theologians. In charismatic </wiki/Charismatic_movement> Christianity. Malachi Martin goes as far as to say ".php?title=Don_Dickerman&action=edit&redlink=1> Ministries and Neil T. though they can have demons in their body or soul due to inner emotional wounds. among others. future events </wiki/Prediction>. the victim can suffer due to any of a number of personal initiatives: occult practices. mortal sin </wiki/Mortal_sin>. soul </wiki/Soul>.” and avoiding certain areas of townships known to be frequented by witches and Devil worshippers after dark.^[15] . satanic ritual abuse </wiki/Satanic_ritual_abuse>. especially possession of the body and soul. Suggestions ranged from dousing a household with Holy water </wiki/Holy_water>.. Don Dickerman </w/index."^[14] <#cite_note-14> In previous centuries. through his faculties of mind and will. genderless creatures called demons. and shows those with evil spirits can speak of Christ (Acts 19:16. cannot be denied because this would imply the negation of the cases mentioned in the New Testament (12.no person can be Possessed without some degree of cooperation on his or her part. innermost thoughts of the people around them </wiki/Telepathy>) (Acts 16:16) and great strength (Act 19:16). in the overwhelming majority of cases of alleged demonic possession in modern times. or psychological trauma.." and "The effective cause of Possession is the voluntary collaboration of an individual. Anderson </wiki/Neil_T. some of them repeated in more than one Gospel </wiki/Gospel>). Hillary </wiki/Pope_Hilarius> asserted that demons entered the bodies of humans to use them as if they were theirs. According to Catholic </wiki/Catholic> theologians </wiki/Theology>^[/citation needed </wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed>/] . a simple exorcism also occurs during Baptism </wiki/Baptism> (/CCC </wiki/Catechism_of_the_Catholic_Church>/ 1673).php?title=Ellel_Ministries_International&action=edit&redlink=1>. Mark 3:11). sexual abuse.^[12] <#cite_note-12> This is usually known as partial possession or demonic infestation._Anderson> explicitly teach that a Christian can not have demons in their spirit because the Holy Spirit lives there. St.g. as opposed to outside demonic oppression which does not reside in any of the 3 parts of a person: body </wiki/Body>. In the 4th century. loss of faith. However. but not the spirit as ministries like Ellel Ministries International </w/index. the Christian church offered suggestions on safeguarding one’s home. placing wax and herbs on thresholds to “ward off witches occult.

In cases of dissociative identity disorder in which the alter </wiki/Alter_ego> personality is questioned as to its identity. a monomania </wiki/Monomania> in which the patient believes that he or she is possessed by one or more demons. played by Deidre Hall </wiki/Deidre_Hall>. contrary to Psychiatry </wiki/Psychiatry>.^[18] <#cite_note-18> The Catholic Church. recognizes that 'those human conditions which psychiatry has given names to under "psychiatric disorders" are manifestations of demonic activity in those human beings. .php?title=Demonic_possession&action=edit&section=3>] Demonic possession is not recognized as a psychiatric </wiki/Psychiatry> or medical diagnosis by the DSM-IV </wiki/Diagnostic_and_Statistical_Manual_of_Mental_Disorders> or the ICD-10 </wiki/International_Statistical_Classification_of_Diseases_and_Related_Health_P roblems>.php?title=Demonic_possession&action=edit&section=5>] The 1973 film /The Exorcist </wiki/The_Exorcist_(film)>/. portrays a fictional case of demonic possession loosely inspired by the case of "Robbie Mannheim". based on the book of the same name </wiki/The_Exorcist_(book)>. There are many human conditions thought by many to be demonic possession but classed by psychiatry as psychological ailments .'^[19] <#cite_note-19> Notable cases [edit </w/index.^[17] <#cite_note-17> but psychiatrists see this as a mental disease called demonomania or demonopathy.php?title=Demonic_possession&action=edit&section=4>] In chronological order: * * * * * * * * * * * Aix-en-Provence possessions </wiki/Aix-en-Provence_possessions> Loudun possessions </wiki/Loudun_possessions> Louviers possessions </wiki/Louviers_possessions> The Possession of Elizabeth Knapp </wiki/The_Possession_of_Elizabeth_Knapp> George Lukins </wiki/George_Lukins> Antoine Gay </wiki/Antoine_Gay> Johann Blumhardt </wiki/Johann_Blumhardt> Clara Germana Cele </wiki/Clara_Germana_Cele> Exorcism of Roland Doe </wiki/Exorcism_of_Roland_Doe> ("Robbie Mannheim") Michael Taylor (Ossett) </wiki/Michael_Taylor_(Ossett)> Anneliese Michel </wiki/Anneliese_Michel> In fiction [edit </w/index. Marlena Evans </wiki/Marlena_Evans>. in a demonic possession storyline.<#cite_note-15> ^[16] <#cite_note-16> Medicine and psychology [edit </w/index. the US soap opera /Days of Our Lives </wiki/Days_of_Our_Lives>/ featured the character Dr. In 1995. 29% are reported to identify themselves as demons. demonic activity which the human being has no participation of will. particularly dissociative identity disorder </wiki/Dissociative_identity_disorder>.

San Francisco. *^ <#cite_ref-2>* Sumerian "gidim" <http://www. Sarah (2004). several characters are possessed by the demonic spirit named Legion.htm> 3. 1999. Ignatius Press. Katie is possessed and kills her boyfriend Micah in "Paranormal Activity </wiki/Paranormal_Activity>".edu/~ancmed/meso.org/sumlogo. *^ <#cite_ref-3>* Indiana Univ: /MEDICINE IN ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA/ <http://www. 5. London: Routledge.org/wiki/Catholic_Encyclopedia_(1913)/Demonical_possession> . MacKenzie.HTM> 4. *^ <#cite_ref-5>* "Demonical possession <//en. titled /In The Grip of Evil </w/index. but both are killed by a possessed Katie who then kidnaps their son Hunter in "Paranormal Activity 2 </wiki/Paranormal_Activity_2>". See also [edit </w/index. *^ <#cite_ref-4>* "An Exorcist Tells his Story" by Fr.php?title=Demonic_possession&action=edit&section=6>] A documentary of the Robbie Mannheim/Roland Doe story was created. ISBN </wiki/International_Standard_Book_Number> 0415212642 </wiki/Special:BookSources/0415212642>.php?title=Demonic_possession&action=edit&section=7>] * * * * * * * * * Body hopping </wiki/Body_hopping> Catatonia </wiki/Catatonia> Culture-bound syndrome </wiki/Culture-bound_syndrome> Demonology </wiki/Demonology> Dorothy Talbye Trial </wiki/Dorothy_Talbye_Trial> List of exorcists </wiki/List_of_exorcists> Spirit possession </wiki/Spirit_possession> Pre-Vatican II Holy water </wiki/Holy_water> /The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner </wiki/The_Private_Memoirs_and_Confessions_of_a_Justified_Sinner>/ * Unclean spirit </wiki/Unclean_spirit> Notes [edit </w/index. Film [edit </w/index.indiana. Katie (as a child) is possessed at the end of "Paranormal Activity 3 </wiki/Paranormal_Activity_3>". 116.wikisource. *^ <#cite_ref-1>* Ferber.sumerian. 2. pp. /Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern France/. In the Spanish horror film series [REC] </wiki/REC_(film)> people become infected with a virus that is demonic in origin. Kristi (Katie's sister) is briefly possessed and is successfully exorcised by her husband. In the 2006 film "5ive Girls </wiki/5ive_Girls>".php?title=Demonic_possession&action=edit&section=8>] 1. 25.Several Characters are possessed by a demonic spirit named Toby in the "Paranormal Activity (film series) </wiki/Paranormal_Activity_(film_series)>". Gabriele Amorth translated by Nicoletta V. her adopted son Wyatt (who is Hunter from the 2nd film) appears to be possessed in some scenes during the film.php?title=In_The_Grip_of_Evil_(film)&action=edit&redlink=1>/. Katie reappears and is possessed in "Paranormal Activity 4 </wiki/Paranormal_Activity_4>".

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