Ceremonial expulsion of invading spiritual/demonic entities from a person or dwelling, present in virtually every worldly culture. The Jewish and Catholic Christian faiths each have a formal 'Rite of Exorcism' to be conducted by the respective Rabbi or Priest.
Exorcism is a process that aims to prevent a haunting from continuing. It is generally carried out by a member of the clergy, who attempts to 'cast out' bad spirits from a person or place. Exorcisms are still performed to this day, but the Anglican church usually insists on a complete analysis of the case beforehand, such as a social worker or doctor's report. Poltergeist cases usually do not respond to exorcism.
The act of driving out an unwanted spirit through religious or formal ceremonies. Fake A person who pretends to be a psychic/intuitive or medium, sometimes with the best intentions such as "to make you feel better".
The banishment of an entity or entities i.e. spirits, ghosts and demons that is thought to possess or haunt a location or human being or animal. The ritual, which can be religious in nature, is conducted by an exorcist who will call upon a Higher Power to cast away any evil forces that may reside there.
A ritual used when a person is possessed by a disembodied entity to cast that entity out of the person's body and thus heal the person. Though there are other practitioners that perform exorcisms, the best-known rites of exorcism are those practiced by the Roman Catholic Church.
The term comes from the Greek exousia, meaning "oath". The literal meaning is to put out demons, spirits or any other entities that are supposedly possessing a living person or causing disturbance within a household of the living. Roman Catholics are the only Christians who offer a formal exorcism rite dating back to about 1614. When comparing the different practices, it seems that no one really knows how to exorcise these spirits. It appears to be more luck than judgement, which is dependant on the attitude of the demon or the one suffering the possession.
Any method to expel from an individual or place: 1. Satan, 2. some other demon, 3. multiple evil spirits, or 4. an offensive ghost (discarnate human). Exorcism may include commanding the alleged offender, attempts at persuasion, rituals, special prayers, spells, or symbolism.
Exorcism (from Late Latin exorcismus, from Greek exorkizein - to adjure) is the practice of evicting demons or other evil spiritual entities from a person or place of which they have possessed (taken control of). The practice is quite ancient and still part of the belief system of many religions.