An Exorcist Explains the Demonic

An Exorcist Explains the Demonic
Author: Gabriele Amorth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2016
ISBN: 9781622823451
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Exorcist Explains the Demonic Book Excerpt:

From Fr. Gabriel Amorth, the renowned exorcist in Rome, comes this powerful, eye-opening book on the deadly antics of Satan and his fallen angels, as well as spiritual remedies for each. These pages provide a basic orientation in the dark phenomenology, succinctly explaining Catholic doctrine on the fallen angels and the innumerable manifestations. Among the many questions Fr. Amorth answers in this book are: Where does the Evil One dwell in the human body? How does the Devil appear and what does he look like? What are the powers that come from Satan? Do the sins of ancestors influence our life? How are spiritual evils contracted? What is the state of souls in purgatory? What is the role of sacramentals in fighting off temptation? When should exorcisms and prayers of healing be performed? What happens during an exorcism? What you should do when a family is being attacked by a demon?

Exorcism The Battle Against Satan and His Demons

Exorcism  The Battle Against Satan and His Demons
Author: Fr. Vincent P. Lampert
Publsiher: Emmaus Road Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN: 1645850625
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exorcism The Battle Against Satan and His Demons Book Excerpt:

At a time when many Christians no longer practice their faith, there has been an increase in the attention given to the devil and his devious ways. Because the devil seeks to destroy and separate us from God, all Catholics must be on guard. In Exorcism: The Battle Against Satan and His Angels, Fr. Vincent P. Lampert, a seasoned exorcist, presents authentic Catholic teaching on the devil and his plan against humanity. Providing a window into the merciful ministry of exorcism, Fr. Lampert equips Catholics with the knowledge necessary to avoid become vulnerable to spiritual attack. In Exorcism, you’ll learn · how the Church selects and trains priests for the ministry of exorcism · where and how the devil operates in the world, and what Scripture has to say about it · why it is vital for Catholics to live a vibrant life of faith · what to do if you suspect the presence of the demonic in your life or in others and · how to fend off spiritual attack and build a stronger relationship with God. Exorcism makes clear that the power of Satan to wreak havoc in our lives pales in light of the glorious omnipotence of our Redeemer, Jesus Christ.

The Devil in the Back Pew

The Devil in the Back Pew
Author: Joe Kovalcik
Publsiher: Elm Hill
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2018-12-18
ISBN: 1400303109
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devil in the Back Pew Book Excerpt:

The Devil in the Back Pew is a simple manual bringing to light the need for, and methods of, personal spiritual warfare and deliverance. The motivation for this book is rooted in the experience and observation of the author: far too few understand the extent of the enemy’s works or know how to deal with them if they do. The devil is pursuing everyone . . . and he does not give up! Explained are the Biblical foundations of the dark spirit realm, and how this can be discerned and dealt with. The various types of enemy harassment are explored in depth, and methods to overcome barriers to victory (the prerequisites for success) are discussed in detail. Importantly, these techniques are applicable to all types of dark spiritual incursions, from simple temptation to significant demonization. The many issues and topics relevant to effectively confronting the enemy are fully explored. And Biblically-sound solutions are offered. Learn how to exercise your God-given authority and drive the prince of darkness away!

Sociology of Exorcism in Late Modernity

Sociology of Exorcism in Late Modernity
Author: Giuseppe Giordan,Adam Possamai
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2017-12-12
ISBN: 3319717731
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sociology of Exorcism in Late Modernity Book Excerpt:

This book provides a sociological understanding of the phenomenon of exorcism and an analysis of the reasons for its contemporary re-emergence and impact on various communities. It argues that exorcism has become a religious commodity with the potential to strengthen a religion’s attraction to adherents, whilst also ensuring its hold. It shows that due to intense competition between religious groups in our multi-faith societies, religious groups are now competing for authority over the supernatural by ‘branding’ their particular type of exorcism ritual in order to validate the strength of their own belief system. Sociology of Exorcism in Late Modernity features a detailed case-study of a Catholic exorcist in the south of Europe who dealt with more than 1,000 cases during a decade of work.

An Exorcist Tells His Story

An Exorcist Tells His Story
Author: Fr. Gabriele Amorth
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2015-07-20
ISBN: 1681496690
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Exorcist Tells His Story Book Excerpt:

In this powerful book, the renowned exorcist of Rome tells of his many experiences in his ministry as an exorcist doing battle with Satan to relieve the great suffering of people in the grip of evil. The importance of the ministry to "expel demons" is clearly seen in the Gospels, from the actions of the Apostles, and from Church history. Fr. Amorth allows the reader to witness the activities of the exorcist, to experience what an exorcist sees and does. He also reveals how little modern science, psychology, and medicine can do to help those under Satan's influence, and that only the power of Christ can release them from this kind of mental, spiritual or physical suffering. An Exorcist Tells His Story has been a European best-seller that has gone through numerous printings and editions. No other book today so thoroughly and concisely discusses the topic of exorcism.

Rite of Darkness

Rite of Darkness
Author: J. A. Bouma
Publsiher: EmmausWay Press
Total Pages: 363
Release: 2019-10-28
ISBN: 1948545349
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rite of Darkness Book Excerpt:

An evil unleashed. An occult past unearthed. Will the world survive a rising demonic force? On Halloween, a raging psychopath unleashes a menacing evil that rivals recent mass shooting events—only this one is different. Questions surround the identity of the man and his past, his motives, what he was carrying with him and why—and more importantly: why he appeared to be possessed by the Devil himself. Sounds like just the job for SEPIO, the muscular arm of the Order of Thaddeus, ancient defender of the Church, whose agents were caught up in the mayhem—and who fear all is not as it seems. For two old acquaintances reappear from two agents’ past lives to add a confusing, charged dynamic to the events. Then the case takes a dramatic turn when evidence points to an unearthed occult history. And when the truth of what has been unleashed threatens one of their own, the entire game changes—leading to a climax that will leave readers clutching their chest with frightful anticipation staring down the Devil himself. With echoes of Frank Peretti and Stephen King, this page-turning, heart-pounding, historically-rooted tale is ripe for a world plagued by a rise in frightening wickedness and a fascination with witchcraft. J. A. Bouma combines faith, fact, and fiction like few writers to weave an explosively inventive religious thriller steeped in occult suspense that raises the stakes for the Order of Thaddeus like never before—taking the series and its characters in a direction that will leave fans speechless. Grab the 7th book in the bestselling religious suspense series readers say offers a “highly entertaining” and “compelling read”!

Deliver us from the Evil one

Deliver us from the Evil one
Author: Bernardo Olivera
Publsiher: Talita Kum Ediciones
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2021-10-13
ISBN: 9874043377
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deliver us from the Evil one Book Excerpt:

In these pages Bernardo Olivera helps us to discern and recognize how the devil can act in our life and what kind of influence he can have. What is the relationship between Satan and the spiritual combat implied in our own journey to union with God? This book brings together the advice of the principal spiritual masters who have treated the subject with the realism that comes from their own experience of the devil's worst temptations, such as the laziness, bitterness and indifference that comes from the vice of acedia. The call is not to fight Satan directly, but to persevere in the humility and patience of Christ.

Holy Hacks

Holy Hacks
Author: Patti Maguire Armstrong
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-02-08
ISBN: 1594718881
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holy Hacks Book Excerpt:

Do you wish there was a more practical way to live your faith in the midst of a busy life? Bestselling author and National Catholic Register columnist Patti Maguire Armstrong created what she calls “holy hacks” to help. This fun and fast-paced resource is full of concrete tips for living the faith right where you are. With about two-hundred simple and creative ways to grow in holiness, you can find something to help you engage your faith and grow in Christ every day. The idea for Holy Hacks: Everyday Ways to Live Your Faith and Get to Heaven came from three popular columns Armstrong wrote in the National Catholic Register. The book provides fun and simple tips that make holiness attainable by everyday Catholics in everyday ways: Humility—Do good deeds in secret. Relationships—Consider how much you want God to bless you, and pray for that same blessing on the people you find difficult or who have hurt you. Gossip—Nurture good habits to prevent gossip by appreciating family, friends, and people who serve you. Prayer—Spend time thinking of all the ways Jesus has shown his love to you. Practitioners of Holy Hacks will discover that holiness is less about doing big things than about making use of countless and simple ways for us to love God and our neighbors. The book also includes hacks from notable and high-profile Catholic writers and speakers, including Rev. Donald Calloway, MIC; Fr. Mitch Pacwa; and Kathryn Jean Lopez.

Renewal Apologetics

Renewal Apologetics
Author: Christopher J. Wilson
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2019-12-09
ISBN: 1532651961
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renewal Apologetics Book Excerpt:

Why do you believe in God? Why do you believe in the Bible? Why do you believe in miracles? These are questions that Christians are often asked by sceptics. The field of apologetics attempts to provide rational answers to these and other questions. Unfortunately, apologetical answers to these questions are often abstract and philosophical. However, the Christian apologist/evangelist has a much more powerful argument in their arsenal: the argument from miracles. Miracles are the original Christian apologetic. It was through the witnessing of miracles that Christianity was originally spread. By applying modern tools of philosophical inquiry and scientific methodology, Wilson is able to establish a core set of miracles which defy naturalistic explanations and strongly point toward occurrences of Special Divine Action (SDA). However, once these occurrences are proven to be genuine miracles, several questions remain. Why does God sometimes perform miracles? Why does he often answer no? How do these random acts fit into his overall plans of redemption? By answering these and other questions, Wilson develops a comprehensive apologetic for both Christianity in general and the Renewal Movement in particular.

The Permeable Self

The Permeable Self
Author: Barbara Newman
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-09-17
ISBN: 0812253345
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Permeable Self Book Excerpt:

The Permeable Self offers medievalists new insight into the appeal and dangers of the erotics of pedagogy; the remarkable influence of courtly romance conventions on hagiography and mysticism; and the unexpected ways that pregnancy—often devalued in mothers—could be positively ascribed to men, virgins, and God.

Family Guide to Spiritual Warfare

Family Guide to Spiritual Warfare
Author: Kathleen Beckman
Publsiher: Sophia Institute Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-01-29
ISBN: 1644130726
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Family Guide to Spiritual Warfare Book Excerpt:

Demons wage war against families because families are vital to God’s plan of salvation. This stark reality requires that your family members become well-trained spiritual warriors who actively secure your home and fight to keep it off-limits to demonic activity. In A Family Guide to Spiritual Warfare, Kathleen Beckman offers you potent advice from her 12 years of active participation on an exorcist’s team. She shows you how to “clean up” your household by cultivating in your family a civilization of love — and how to withstand the spiritual attacks that inevitably come to destroy the harmonious family life you create. Beckman reveals how you can recognize diabolical disguises in your home and offers proven means of protection found only in the Church’s arsenal of spiritual weapons. You’ll also learn the devil’s strategies — how he does not necessarily seek to possess but simply to seed your family with the venom of hatred, desolation, envy, and vice. This, she explains, is why it’s so important for spouses and children to become schooled in the art of spiritual combat. It’s the only way you can destroy the works of the devil and unmask the hidden evil that weaves in and out of your daily family life. Along with more than two dozen effective prayers for family healing and deliverance, you’ll also learn: How to understand the spirits working for — and against — your family, and what to do in response to them What specific actions to take if you believe your family has come under the influence of demonic activity How to use your baptismal, spousal, and parental authority in spiritual warfare How curses can become effective — and what can be done to counteract them The difference between diabolical temptation, oppression, obsession, and possession The seven ways your family can wear the full armor of God The diabolical counterparts to each of the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes The 13 weapons you can use to defend yourself and your family against evil spirits

Reflections on the Meaning of Mental Integrity

Reflections on the Meaning of Mental Integrity
Author: Marcia A. Murphy
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2021-12-07
ISBN: 1666708895
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reflections on the Meaning of Mental Integrity Book Excerpt:

How is mental integrity (the state of being complete, whole) achieved in light of serious mental illness? The author’s intent is that this work will be a source of insight and healing for many and that it will equip the church, conjoined with the medical/scientific field of psychiatry, to do a better job of enabling people living with mental illness to access the resources they need for becoming whole. The author shares some of her personal story of experience with serious mental illness, i.e., its genesis and her subsequent recovery process, which included involvement in a Christian community and her ministry work as an advocate for the mentally ill.

Jesus Deliver Us

Jesus  Deliver Us
Author: Willard M. Swartley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2019
ISBN: 1532654022
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus Deliver Us Book Excerpt:

"Deliver us from (the) evil (one)" is the heart's cry from the Lord's Prayer. Evil wears many faces in our modern world. This book connects the Lord's Prayer to troubles of our times, be it attacks from Satan, the wars around the world, the scourge of racism, or the mass shootings of our time. The subtitle of the book identifies the scope. This book blends both deliverance from demonic bondage and witness to the powers in relation to political policies and government. While the book aims to be a biblical theology on these topics, it seeks also to address the praxis: how these evils are confronted through healing-deliverance ministries and what people of God say and do in witness to the powers. The two streams of response to evil are really one as a faithful response to the saving work of the Lord God Almighty through Jesus Christ's victory over Satan, sin, evil, and death. "Love your enemy" confronts evil with power to transform

The Art of Spiritual Warfare

The Art of Spiritual Warfare
Author: Venatius Oforka
Publsiher: Sophia Institute Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-06-21
ISBN: 1622825187
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Spiritual Warfare Book Excerpt:

Since the beginning of time, a fierce spiritual battle has raged between the forces of good and evil. Today the spiritual entities of wickedness are winning, burdening countless souls in a world lacerated by evil. To claim victory, God is calling us to engage in spiritual warfare as the only way to save the world from the desolation that is sure to come. In these pages, theologian Venatius Oforka explains that we are part of a spiritual web through which God acts to save souls. No longer does God create out of nothing. Instead, He achieves His purposes through the prayers and actions we pour in. To win such a sophisticated war, Oforka introduces us to the supernatural weapons of war and how we can shape the events that affect our earthly and eternal destiny. From Father Oforka, you will learn: How the ministry of intercession can bring salvation to millions of hopeless soulsHow to frustrate the Devil’s evil schemesHow to free yourself from the encumbrances of the flesh so you can fully participate in spiritual warfareThe two basic actions Christians must undertake to survive evil daysThe profound advantage you have over Satan and his worksHow and why God needs intercessors to save soulsWhy God requires us to act before He steps inThe critical role of the angels and the saints in fighting evilThe importance of suffering in spiritual warfareWhy God needs our prayers to make His Kingdom come The Art of Spiritual Warfare is the one book you need to awaken our world from its spiritual hibernation and to exercise the awesome privilege of working with God in the realization of His Kingdom.

The Devil is Afraid of Me

The Devil is Afraid of Me
Author: Fr. Gabriel Amorth
Publsiher: Sophia Institute Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-02-20
ISBN: 1622826256
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devil is Afraid of Me Book Excerpt:

“We can do nothing against you because you are too protected!” So declared a frustrated host of devils to Father Gabriele Amorth, the priest exorcist in Rome who spent thirty years battling the Devil and his minions by performing more than sixty thousand exorcisms. All the while, he deftly used modern media to awaken our disbelieving modern culture — and even the Church — to the reality of the Devil and his nefarious actions at all times and everywhere. In these eye-opening pages, angelologist Father Marcello Stanzione tells the fascinating story of Father Amorth and his life as an exorcist. You’ll learn of his daily schedule and how he managed to perform dozens of exorcisms each week. You’ll find out what his exorcism room looked like, and how various devils responded to his bold practice. Best of all, you’ll read Father Amorth’s own startling explanations of many truths about the Devil that our culture has forgotten — and about the canny methods the Deceiver has adopted in recent years to corrupt believers and unbelievers alike. Among the many questions Father Amorth answers here are: -How can we recognize the action of the Evil One? -Can a person in the afterlife enter spiritually into a living person? -Which prayers of liberation are the most successful? -What are the four methods a demon uses to enter souls? -Can demons hide from an exorcist? -What are the six characteristics of evil spells? -Are all instances of clairvoyance managed by demons? -Is an exorcist infallible in his judgment and his ministry? -Why is there no longer any possibility of salvation for the fallen angels? -What are the arms of combat that each of us must use to do battle with evil? -And many more surprising facts about the Evil One and how to resist him. “We can do nothing against you because you are too protected!” cried the devils that Father Amorth battled. Let Father Amorth teach you in these pages how you, too, can be protected!

Powerful Catholic Prayers Sacramentals and Devotionals

Powerful Catholic Prayers  Sacramentals  and Devotionals
Author: Steve Margala
Publsiher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2019-01-22
ISBN: 1642583944
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Powerful Catholic Prayers Sacramentals and Devotionals Book Excerpt:

Are You Protected from Evil? Your personal guide on the use of highly effective sacramentals, devotions and prayers as a means of protection of body and soul, aiding in one's salvation and getting your prayers answered quickly. Throughout the ages, many of these practices have been forgotten and been under attack from the enemies of religion fighting hard to suppress them. In this captivating and mind-blowing book, Steve Margala, Catholic author, researcher, military veteran, and photographer, who is an expert at educating people on the dangers of the occult, delves deep into medieval history and old church documents to reintroduce these precious sacramentals, devotionals and prayers to the modern world. Just some of the topics covered are: - Saints who promised at their deaths to aid those who call upon them. - Sacramentals that bring about safe travels for you and your family. - Effective sacramentals which combat sickness and disease and can bring about cures. - The sacramental that's proven time and time again to rid haunted houses and break curses. - The most powerful devotion that breaks addictions, decreases sin, and will put you on the fast track to salvation. - The sacramentals that brings people into the church when given to them by others. - The sacramentals that can protect your vehicles and home from thieves, plagues, fires, hurricanes, tornadoes and ones that can bring about good weather. - St. John Vianney tells us the sacramental that "makes all of hell tremble" and protects one from the "vengeance of heaven". -True stories and accounts of miracles attributed to the sacramentals found in this book. Other interesting subjects covered here are: -What types of punishments go on in Purgatory? -Will the souls in Purgatory that we pray for act on our behalf when we are judged? -What simple ways can we avoid going to Purgatory ourselves? -Has the Holy Grail been found? Does it contain the green emerald mentioned in Ezek: 28.13? -Interesting religious occurrences in nature that happen every year at certain times. -Will your prayer have a better chance of being answered if you promise or vow that you will do something in return if your prayer is granted? And much more. This book flows along in an easy-to-read format. It will keep you interested while covering many interesting important topics that most people, in today's Catholic world, were never taught in Church nor Sunday school catechism class. This work will inspire all who read it, encouraging and firing up one's religious fervor and increasing within them a deeper appreciation for God and His Holy Mother Church. No other Catholic book like this has ever been written.

Ghosts Possessions and Unexplained Presences

Ghosts  Possessions  and Unexplained Presences
Author: Kate Shoup
Publsiher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2017-07-15
ISBN: 1502628546
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghosts Possessions and Unexplained Presences Book Excerpt:

Since the beginning of humanity, many people have supported the idea of spirits, ghosts, and an afterlife. This book explores some well-known and frightening real-life encounters and looks to what scientific approaches have been tested to prove or disprove the existence of these otherworldly presences. Complete with photographs, firsthand accounts, elaborate hoaxes, and scientific evidence, this book explores the otherworldly and is sure to enthrall the inner ghost hunter.

Saving Jenny

Saving Jenny
Author: Vivian Percy
Publsiher: Radius Book Group
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN: 1635764238
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saving Jenny Book Excerpt:

Normal turned to PTSD and a substance abuse nightmare for Jenny the instant a taxi struck her, catapulting her thirty feet across a busy New York City street. Jenny is one of the lucky ones to have survived the drug rehabilitation system, which routinely fails those at risk. Her story is multiplied across the US in the wrecked lives and torn-apart families of hundreds of thousands of Jennies. Saving Jenny is the story of a mother and daughter’s long painful journey from tragedy, through opioid addiction, toward healing. Its cautionary tale sheds light on drug dependency, sexual violation and exploitation, misdiagnosed psychological and physical injuries. It exposes a healthcare industry focused more on profits than care, which routinely fails those in its keeping. We see firsthand the abuse, negligence, malpractice, illegal and illicit activities going on in rehab facilities. We hear about the complicity of Big Pharma, insurance companies, and healthcare providers in these schemas. Beyond an exposé, this book offers practical and radical solutions to the countless individuals and families affected by opioid addiction and trauma. People need physical, psychological, social, and spiritual support to experience true healing.

Understand Angels Their Mission Guidance and Connection With You

Understand Angels  Their Mission  Guidance and Connection With You
Author: Debbie Brewer
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2019-05-23
ISBN: 0244787611
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understand Angels Their Mission Guidance and Connection With You Book Excerpt:

Angels are always ready and willing to help you. Learn how to communicate with the angelic realm and understand the immense wisdom of angels for help, support, healing, guidance and protection. Embrace your spiritual awareness to let the eternal powerful love of the angels guide you along your true life's path towards light and enlightenment and change your life for the better. Get to know these wonderful heavenly beings, your Guardian Angel, the Archangels and which angels to connect with. Recognise the signs and acknowledge the presence of divine angels in your life. Angels are waiting for you to discover the beauty and magnificence of angelic connection with them. Their grace, splendour and love is radiant to all who search it.

The Rite

The Rite
Author: Matt Baglio
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-03-10
ISBN: 0385529554
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rite Book Excerpt:

The inspiration for the film starring Anthony Hopkins, journalist Matt Baglio uses the astonishing story of one American priest's training as an exorcist to reveal that the phenomena of possession, demons, the Devil, and exorcism are not merely a remnant of the archaic past, but remain a fearsome power in many people's lives even today. Father Gary Thomas was working as a parish priest in California when he was asked by his bishop to travel to Rome for training in the rite of exorcism. Though initially surprised, and slightly reluctant, he accepted this call, and enrolled in a new exorcism course at a Vatican-affiliated university, which taught him, among other things, how to distinguish between a genuine possession and mental illness. Eventually he would go on to participate in more than eighty exorcisms as an apprentice to a veteran Italian exorcist. His experiences profoundly changed the way he viewed the spiritual world, and as he moved from rational skeptic to practicing exorcist he came to understand the battle between good and evil in a whole new light. Journalist Matt Baglio had full access to Father Gary over the course of his training, and much of what he learned defies explanation. The Rite provides fascinating vignettes from the lives of exorcists and people possessed by demons, including firsthand accounts of exorcists at work casting out demons, culminating in Father Gary's own confrontations with the Devil. Baglio also traces the history of exorcism, revealing its rites and rituals, explaining what the Catholic Church really teaches about demonic possession, and delving into such related topics as the hierarchy of angels and demons, satanic cults, black masses, curses, and the various theories used by modern scientists and anthropologists who seek to quantify such phenomena. Written with an investigative eye that will captivate both skeptics and believers alike, The Rite shows that the truth about demonic possession is not only stranger than fiction, but also far more chilling.