Daemonic Possession

In this edition of The Daemonolater's Guide, learn what some Daemonolater's think of Daemonic Possession, what leads to it, and how it can be prevented (or encouraged).

Author: S. Connolly

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530843145


Page: 36

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In this edition of The Daemonolater's Guide, learn what some Daemonolater's think of Daemonic Possession, what leads to it, and how it can be prevented (or encouraged). Included are rituals for exorcism and negativity banishing, as well has helpful advice for dealing with those claiming to be possessed.

Demonic Possession and Lived Religion in Later Medieval Europe

On some occasions, the words uttered by the demon via the demoniac were
evidently a crucial element in the narration; they could form firm evidence for the
miracle. For example, a certain Helena de Pille in Siena was possessed by a
demon ...

Author: Sari Katajala-Peltomaa

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198850468

Category: History

Page: 240

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Demonic possession was a spiritual state that often had physical symptoms; however, in Demonic Possession and Lived Religion in Later Medieval Europe, Sari Katajala-Peltomaa argues that demonic possession was a social phenomenon which should be understood with regard to the community and culture. She focuses on significant case studies from canonization processes (c. 1240-1450) which show how each set of sources formed its own specific context, in which demonic presence derived from different motivations, reasonings, and methods of categorization. The chosen perspective is that of lived religion, which is both a thematic approach and a methodology: a focus on rituals, symbols, and gestures, as well as sensitivity to nuances and careful contextualizing of the cases are constitutive elements of the argumentation. The analysis contests the hierarchy between the 'learned' and the 'popular' within religion, as well as the existence of a strict polarity between individual and collective religious participation. Demonic presence disclosed negotiations over authority and agency; it shows how the personal affected the communal, and vice versa, and how they were eventually transformed into discourses and institutions of the Church; that is, definitions of the miraculous and the diabolical. Geographically, the volume covers Western Europe, comparing Northern and Southern material and customs. The structure follows the logic of the phenomenon, beginning with the background reasons offered as a cause of demonic possession, continuing with communities' responses and emotions, including construction of sacred caregiving methods. Finally, the ways in which demonic presence contributed to wider societal debates in the fields of politics and spirituality are discussed. Alterity and inversion of identity, gender, and various forms of corporeality and the interplay between the sacred and diabolical are themes that run all through the volume.

T S Eliot and Fitzgerald s Rubaiyat

Author: Vinnie-Marie D'Ambrosio




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Russian Tales of Demonic Possession

RUSSIA'S DEMONS Devils and demons have a long and illustrious lineage in
Russian letters—we do no more than scratch its surface by pointing out examples
such as Pushkin's “Demons,” Lermontov's “Demon,” Gogol's “Night before ...

Author: Marcia A. Morris

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739188615

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 172

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Russian Tales of Demonic Possession: Translations of Savva Grudtsyn and Solomonia provides detailed introductions and full translation of the seventeenth-century Tale of Savva Grudtsyn and Tale of the Demoniac Solomonia as well as of Aleksey Remizov’s modernist re-workings of the two tales, The Demoniacs. These works provide insight into Russian culture in the seventeenth century and how beliefs changed over time.

A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature

DEMONS , DEMON POSSESSION DESPAIR ( Inst . 1.14.14-18 ) ; he entirely
opposed any attempts to this state of slavery and dishonour — thou hast been
bound psychologize either angels and demons or demonic “ pos by some spell .

Author: David Lyle Jeffrey

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802836342

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 960

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Over 15 years in the making, an unprecedented one-volume reference work. Many of today's students and teachers of literature, lacking a familiarity with the Bible, are largely ignorant of how Biblical tradition has influenced and infused English literature through the centuries. An invaluable research tool. Contains nearly 800 encyclopedic articles written by a distinguished international roster of 190 contributors. Three detailed annotated bibliographies. Cross-references throughout.

Spirit Possession around the World Possession Communion and Demon Expulsion across Cultures

In Western thought, the concept of the daimon merged into the related concepts
of the demons and demonic possession. Its adjectival form, daimonic, has been
used in modern-day depth psychology to refer to subconscious aspects of the ...

Author: Joseph P. Laycock

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610695909

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 414

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This book provides a fascinating historical and cultural overview of traditional beliefs about spirit possession and exorcism around the world, from Europe to Asia and the Middle East to the Americas. • Provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the subject of spirit possession, reflecting the work of scholars and experts from many fields • Covers a wide range of cultures, traditions, and phenomena with up-to-date, little-known information that is difficult to find through independent research • Includes primary documents that give students accounts of exorcism and spiritual possession and serve to foster critical thinking skills and media literacy • Features sidebars that illuminate key points and present related information, with special attention paid to exorcism and spirit possession in popular culture

Biblical theology of the New Testament tr by D Eaton J E Duguid

39 , the power of disease generally seems to be regarded as something
daemonic . The daemons that were driven out of the man went , according to
Luke viii . 31 , into the abyss ( comp . & 133 , d , footnote 9 ) . Daemonic
possession ...

Author: Bernhard Weiss





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The Daemonic Imagination

In the original Greek of Mark 5 : 15-18 , the demoniac is called demonically -
possessed ; only a textual variant to Mark ... psyche , while the following narrative
explains his condition by referring to demonic possession by innumerble spirits .

Author: American Academy of Religion

Publisher: Atlanta, Ga. : Scholars Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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The Contemporary Review

But foremost among the signs that under the stress of dæmonic possession the
artistic nature has been overcome are the ... What rudiment of system can a writer
have possessed , who , without preface or note touching the nature of the ...




Category: Literature


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Frank Leslie s Popular Monthly

... same gans are represented in the brain , which co - ordinates all fate as the
belief in witches and dæmonic possession . ... to the vagaries of imagination and
the quick , intuitive insight into character which many men undoubtedly possess .

Author: Frank Leslie





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Images of Women in Antiquity

Do these distort our responses and interpretation of possession in Greek material
? Luckily , some Greek words from the vocabulary of daemonic possession have
some similar associations . 20 Their range suggests that Greek consciousness ...

Author: Averil Cameron



Category: History

Page: 323

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The agenda and significance of women in antiquity has gained considerable attention in recent years. In this book diverse roles for and attitudes to women in ancient societies are explored: women as witches, as courtesans, as mothers, as priestesses, as nuns, as heiresses and typically as eranged. The shifting focus is variously economic, social, biological, religious and artistic. The studies cover a wide geographic and chronological range, from the ancient Hittite kingdom to the Byzantine Empires.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

to notice how gradual the change of opinion has been from Saxon mær = spirit ,
elf , & c . , compare old German mar = the doctrine of demon - possession to the
scientific theory of elf , demon , nahtmar - nightmare , —see Grimm , Deutsche ...




Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries


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Psychology for Screenwriters

May referred to any unhealthy obsession as a possession by the " daemonic ” –
the " daemon ” being an inner demon that devours the soul of the one it
Daemonic Possession : Ethan ( John Wayne ) and his niece ( Natalie Wood ) in
The ...

Author: William Indick



Category: Performing Arts

Page: 281

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Screenwriters must understand human behavior to make their stories come alive. This book clearly describes theories of personality and psychoanalysis with simple guidelines, thought provoking exercises, vivid film images and hundreds of examples from classic movies.

Dictionary of Literary Themes and Motifs

Author: Jean-Charles Seigneuret

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313229435

Category: History

Page: 1507

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This index is a veritable who's who of the greats of Western literature. . . . The Board recommends it for every collection whose users conduct analytical studies of literature. Reference Books Bulletin The powerful hold that literature exercises is based primarily on recognition--the reader's ability to identify with others through shared human concerns that transcend ttace, time, and cultural boundaries. These universal themes, and how they have been treated in literature from the classical period to the present, are the subject of the critical essays comprising this volume. A fascinating resource for students and general readers and an essential research tool for scholars in literature, it is the first thematic reference on this scale to be published in English. The dictionary consists of 143 essays contributed by 98 specialists in world literature. Topics covered include themes relating to adventure, family life, the supernatural, eroticism, status, humor, idealism, terror, and many other categories of human experience. Each entry begins with a defintion and a sketch on the origin and historical background of the literary theme. The topical essay discusses the significance and occurrence of the theme in world literature and supplies information on geographical area, genre, style, and chronology. Entries conclude with a selected bibliography of scholarship in the area. A cross-index to themes and motifs will enable the reader to find information on secondary or related topics. Convenient to use and presented in a standardized format, this major new reference will be an important acquisition for libraries with collections in English, American, and world literature.

On Her Way Rejoicing

See also Spiritual autobiography Crucifixion , 28 , 41 Daemon ( daimon ) , 30 , 34
; demon and , 16 , 24 ; as mocker , 16 ; as ... See Alighieri , Dante Demon :
daemon ( daimon ) and , 24 ; demonic possession , 24 ; demonism as perversion
of ...

Author: Jennifer Lynn Randisi

Publisher: Catholic University of Amer Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 129

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In this seminal investigation, Jennifer Lynn Randisi explores the intersection between satire and mysticism and argues that they have an odd affinity: each allows Spark to write with 'invisible ink' to create a world with language only to dismiss it as a fiction, a lie.

The Coincidental Art of Charles Brockden Brown

Fletcher ' s daemonic agent , then , is one possessed by a singleness of function .
At one extreme , such an agent might appear very like the personifications of
Gray ' s odes or even the visually restricted characters of some
seventeenthcentury ...

Author: Norman S. Grabo



Category: Literary Criticism

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Coincidental Art of Charles Brockden Brown

The Spenser Review

Yet daemonic possession is not the only way that personifications work . ... This
view resonates , in fact , with Plato ' s description of love ( in the Symposium ) as
a daemon , part - god and part - man , the ambiguous child of Resource and ...






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Visions and Praying Mantids

This kind of ' intellectual daemon the Greeks tended to allot to the Muses ,
originally perhaps mountain goddesses with prophetic powers . In some
situations daemonic possession becomes not just an interesting experience but a
necessity .

Author: Anthony Conran

Publisher: Hyperion Books



Page: 200

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Fletcher , discussing allegory , calls such a state daemonic possession , using
the word daemon for “ any person possessed by a daemon , or even acting as if
possessed by a daemon , since by definition if a man is possessed by an
influence ...




Category: Criticism


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Hua i Hs eh Chih

In the Kienyang dialect ( northwest Fukien ) we have lon ' - si ' shaman ' and kyey
' - lon ' ' to become possessed . ' Yungan ... In Written Mon the cognate is don ' to
dance ( as if ) under daemonic possession , dån ' trance or ? shaman.




Category: Asia


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