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Is demonic possession real Father Gary Thomas was a sceptic until he was sent on a Vatican run course for the training of modern day exorcists What he learned there and his subseuent experiences battling evil in contemporary exorcisms changed his mindWriter Matt Bag. Demonic possession is the most stigmatized and stereotyped of all border phenomena And I say border as I refer to the line between what we consider normal and experiences we can t explain Perhaps the movies are to blame for our idea of what an exorcism consists of a little girl screams when splashed with holy water or a deep evil voice manifests Neuroscience and psychology associate demonic possession with a call for attention or a misinterpretation of a modern disease like schizophrenia The fact that the whole experience is so deeply coded with religious ritual and theology may discourage even the most open minded paranormal researcherA balanced look at the experience of an exorcist must weigh all of these barriers towards providing a fair and believable look at the truth behind these tormenting experiences Freelance writer and journalist Matt Baglio succeeds at demonstrating why modern demon possession lore is just the tip of the iceberg through his recently released The Rite Making of a Modern ExorcistI didn t expect an account of exorcism to be so believable or so chilling Partly because Baglio was just as skeptical when he started writing the book and partly because following San Franciscan Catholic priest Father Gary through his training revealed that he started just as cluelessWhen the Catholic Church wrote a letter to every US diocese in 2005 Father Gary was surprised to learn that he had been chosen for the post Leaving for a sabbatical year Father Gary spent twelve months at the Continuing Theological Education at the North American College in Rome where he was ordered by his bishop to take a course on how to become an exorcist That first class was where Baglio and Gary met Matt seeing an opportunity to follow someone through the process of what he thought might be a sensational ploy at the headlines by the Catholic ChurchMost American priests fall on one end of a large spectrum they are either uite skeptical of exorcism or see demons everywhere But in Italy demonic possession is just a fact of life Oddly enough the most exorcisms occur in Italy a country that is over 80% Catholic Is this because demonic possession primarily affects Catholics or is it because Italians are likely to seek out an exorcism These are just some of the interesting mysteries raised by this bookAs Father Gary progresses through the training he apprentices with Father Carmine an expert in performing the exorcism ritual Initially Father Gary only witnessed what he described as people coming in and belching very loudly Leaving him with many uestions than answers until he witnessed the case of Sister JanicaJanica was a nun that suffered from a very powerful demon When Father Carmine began the ritual she shook in her chair and began to beat her head against stone wall until it shook As the prayers continued she growled and then shouted an ear piercing scream just before the voice manifested It was an otherworldly guttural rasping sound that shouted obscenities at Father Carmine Her face contorted into rage Her eyeballs rolled into her head and she screamed flailing on the floor And this had been happening regularly for nine years Movies and lore depicts the exorcism as a one shot deal but this is rarely the case The possessed are freed from their demons only after a long process of returning to religious ritual in their lives for Catholics this means confessions prayer and mass The exorcism only makes up about 10 20% of the healing process But in rare cases priests have performed exorcisms on Muslims and Hindus after which they returned to their respective rituals This is one of the theological reasons that God allows possession to lead people back to a life of devout faith After witnessing something as horrible as an evil force acting through a human being I m sure I would strike up some sort of repeated action to avoid itThe scientific explanation against possession lacks the ability to account for uite a few unbelievable experiences For example one priest went home after an exorcism and his cats began tearing each other to pieces The next day when talking to his patient the demonic voice manifested and said to the priest that it enjoyed playing with his cats Another case involved a possessed individual taunting a priest with a demonic voice about its ability to erase all his phone s text messages because he did Multiple personality disorder and depression can t explain why the possessed have been known to vomit buckets of sperm live scorpions and black nails Clairvoyant abilities are provided by the demons through the possessed as they sometimes describe intimate details of priest s lives or objects in hidden areas In very rare cases a demon will describe its past possessions the priest was involved in The descriptions that Matt Baglio received of these horrible exorcisms through first hand interviews are very disturbing As I read them chills went down my spine because they are so vivid and honestDiscernment the ability to determine if someone is truly possessed is an interesting dilemma Many exorcists like to work with a team of psychologists psychiatrists and other advisers The key to determining if someone is truly possessed can be rather obscured but typically if someone s condition does not respond to medicine only to blessings and prayer it is an indication that demonic possession is likely present Almost always someone truly possessed won t attribute their problems to a demon They only seek out the priesthood after being forced by a family member or friend If one comes to a priest saying that they have a demon in them that s a clue in the direction of a purely psychological problemThis gripping account of an often ignored portion of the human experience The Rite exceeded my expectations and led me to uestion my hodge podge worldview Why is it that demonic possessions occur so often in Catholics and in women This leads me to speculate that like the campfire creating the shadows the Catholic Church somehow creates this polar opposite manifest in the phenomena of demonic possession There is truth in the accounts within this book as depicted by the shock of seasoned priests to the experience of their first witnessed possession When the exorcists themselves can t explain what is happening I know it is a profound mystery What it all means is beyond anyone s understanding especially mine

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The Rite The Making of a Modern Exorcist

Of exorcism its rites and rituals and the ways and reasons that people become possessed Matt Baglio speaks to psychologists and detectives as well as Vatican clergy and reveals that the truth about demonic possession is not only stranger than fiction but far chilli. A solid work and reasonable presentation of actual information regarding a Christian perspective on Satan demons and exorcism from the Roman Catholic angleThere is so much trash written and practiced concerning this subject it is extremely difficult to find real information presented in a rational theologically sound manner I read this book in its entirety as an open minded skeptic fully expecting to be disappointed but willing to give it a shot I don t regret it It is a subject that needs serious informed calm thoughtful discussion the Church has a mortal enemy who will stop at nothing save for God s sovereign power to destroy all that God makes and redeems Know before you get to the last page that the author is not only a journalist but a Roman Catholic a lapsed cultural Catholic who subseuently re discovered his faith in the course of his investigations of this subject That fact will both lend him credibility and detract from it at the same time and I would have preferred knowing it before I got to his Afterword at the endThe only reason I can t give the book 5 stars is simply because it builds and builds and builds and ends far too abruptly As a work of journalistic investigation I am not expecting the usual plot devices and patterns of a fictional novel however the presentation of the work lends itself to a narrative format and therefore fails to leave the reader very much satisfied It s like reading Robert Louis Stevenson s Kidnapped right when you get to the good part the story suddenly and awkwardly ends Stevenson never completed his work but I wonder what Baglio s excuse might beThat minor issue aside I strongly recommend this for anybody searching for a reasonable non sensationalist non obsessive non fundamentalist explanation of what Christians believe about exorcism

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Lio who met Father Gary on the course accompanied him on the journey that transformed him from doubter into believer participating in exorcisms and culminating in Father Gary's own fearsome confrontation with the Devil Woven into his story is the fascinating history. This is my third non fiction book on exorcisms I ve read this year and this one is by far the best I liked how this book followed a priest from San Jose to Italy so that he could receive the training to become an exorcist He was ignorant and skeptical to begin with but once he witnessed real life exorcisms his views changed dramaticallyI learned lots of interesting facts and not surprisingly demon possession is nothing like the Hollywood portrayal of it Yes there are some extreme episodes of strength levitation and hidden knowledge but most people who are possessed cough or yawn during prayers rather than attack the priestPossession by curses I found the most disturbing The victims of curses take a very long time to liberate Most of the curses come from family members of the victim Some are even passed down to affect later generations Victims of curses often vomit nails beads even sperm And exorcism isn t a one time fix it and your done like Hollywood portrays it One woman in the book has been undergoing exorcisms for 40 years As with other books emphasis is placed on the fact that demons can only possess your body not your soul It is possible to be a believer and be possessed Two of the possessed in this book are nuns and one is the victim of a curse Yikes Take away message from this book If your fiance s mother is against your marriage don t marry himher because she s liable to place a curse on you If you do decide to marry him anyway and you have a baby get the baby baptized ASAP Baptism is a type of exorcism and its easier to get rid of curses when the child is young than wait until the child is in their twenties to seek out help


10 thoughts on “The Rite The Making of a Modern Exorcist

  1. says:

    There are two eual and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils One is to disbelieve in their existen

  2. says:

    This book is SOOOOO Catholic Not a bad thing if you're reading for example something heavy like Pope Benedict's Introduction to Christianity But with The Rite what you're getting is something along the lines of an EWTN production I'm somewhat surprised that this book is gathering so many positive reviews since

  3. says:

    Demonic possession is the most stigmatized and stereotyped of all border phenomena And I say border as I refer to the line between what we consider normal and experiences we can't explain Perhaps the movies are to blame for our idea of what an exorcism consists of a little girl screams when splashed with holy water or a deep evil voice manifests Neuroscience and psychology associate demonic possession with a call for attention or

  4. says:

    This is my third non fiction book on exorcisms I've read this year and this one is by far the best I liked how this book followed a priest from San Jose to Italy so that he could receive the training to become an exorcist He was ignorant and skeptical to begin with but once he witnessed real life exorcisms his views changed dramaticallyI learned lots of interesting facts and not surprisingly demon possession is nothing like the H

  5. says:

    A mildly interesting read but predominantly very dry One major downfall for me was that whilst it's obviously a religious bookpractice it felt entirely too 'pro Catholic' as opposed to simply stating facts reciting examples and remaining neutr

  6. says:

    The most unusual feature about this book given its subject matter is that it is absolutely devoid of any of the dramatic excess one usually finds in a book on this topic It could have been subtitled Exorcism 101 be

  7. says:

    A solid work and reasonable presentation of actual information regarding a Christian perspective on Satan demons and exorcism from the Roman Catholic angleThere is so much trash written and practiced concerning this subject; it is extremely difficult to find real information presented in a rational theologically sound manner I read this book in its entirety as an open minded skeptic fully expecting to be disappointed but

  8. says:

    I honestly can't make heads or tails of this book Yes it was an incredibly interesting read but a lot of it was very hard to swallow even for someone like me who unreservedly believes in the existence of demonic spirits I ha

  9. says:

    one of my oldest ideas about this is to fill a suirtgun with holy water another idea is if they have a demon in their head maybe you can make them sleep with their head inside a bag of potatoes and the demon will get lost in one of the potatoes

  10. says:

    The Rite The Making of a Modern Exorcist by Matt Baglio is a fascinating thorough and thought provoking look at exorcism through the perspective