The Penguin Book of Exorcisms

Fifty-seven percent of Americans profess to believe in demonic possession; after reading this book, you may too.

The Penguin Book of Exorcisms

Author: Joseph P. Laycock

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525507140

Page: 336

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Haunting accounts of real-life exorcisms through the centuries and around the world, from ancient Egypt and the biblical Middle East to colonial America and twentieth-century South Africa A Penguin Classic Levitation. Feats of superhuman strength. Speaking in tongues. A hateful, glowing stare. The signs of spirit possession have been documented for thousands of years and across religions and cultures, even into our time: In 2019 the Vatican convened 250 priests from 50 countries for a weeklong seminar on exorcism. The Penguin Book of Exorcisms brings together the most astonishing accounts: Saint Anthony set upon by demons in the form of a lion, a bull, and a panther, who are no match for his devotion and prayer; the Prophet Muhammad casting an enemy of God out of a young boy; fox spirits in medieval China and Japan; a headless bear assaulting a woman in sixteenth-century England; the possession in the French town of Loudun of an entire convent of Ursuline nuns; a Zulu woman who floated to a height of five feet almost daily; a previously unpublished account of an exorcism in Earling, Iowa, in 1928--an important inspiration for the movie The Exorcist; poltergeist activity at a home in Maryland in 1949--the basis for William Peter Blatty's novel The Exorcist; a Filipina girl "bitten by devils"; and a rare example of a priest's letter requesting permission of a bishop to perform an exorcism--after witnessing a boy walk backward up a wall. Fifty-seven percent of Americans profess to believe in demonic possession; after reading this book, you may too.

The Penguin Book of Witches

Chilling real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America, compiled by the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs From a manual for witch ...

The Penguin Book of Witches

Author: Katherine Howe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698141849

Page: 320

View: 424

Chilling real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America, compiled by the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and Conversion From a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper coverage of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia while the Continental Congress met, The Penguin Book of Witches is a treasury of historical accounts of accused witches that sheds light on the reality behind the legends. Bringing to life stories like that of Eunice Cole, tried for attacking a teenage girl with a rock and buried with a stake through her heart; Jane Jacobs, a Bostonian so often accused of witchcraft that she took her tormentors to court on charges of slander; and Increase Mather, an exorcism-performing minister famed for his knowledge of witches, this volume provides a unique tour through the darkest history of English and North American witchcraft. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Case Against Satan

Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Case Against Satan

Author: Ray Russell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101627131

Page: 160

View: 230

Before The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby, there was The Case Against Satan By the twentieth century, the exorcism had all but vanished, wiped out by modern science and psychology. But Ray Russell—praised by Stephen King and Guillermo del Toro as a sophisticated practitioner of Gothic fiction—resurrected the ritual with his classic 1962 horror novel, The Case Against Satan, giving new rise to the exorcism on page, screen, and even in real life. Teenager Susan Garth was “a clean-talking sweet little girl” of high school age before she started having “fits”—a sudden aversion to churches and a newfound fondness for vulgarity. Then one night, she strips in front of the parish priest and sinks her nails into his throat. If not madness, then the answer must be demonic possession. To vanquish the Devil, Bishop Crimmings recruits Father Gregory Sargent, a younger priest with a taste for modern ideas and brandy. As the two men fight not just the darkness tormenting Susan but also one another, a soul-chilling revelation lurks in the shadows—one that knows that the darkest evil goes by many names. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Obsessions and Exorcisms in the Work of Joyce Carol Oates

Penguin Books. New York, NY. 1994. Oates, Joyce Carol. The Hungry Ghosts.
Black Sparrow Press. Los Angeles, CA. 1974. Oates, Joyce Carol. I Lock My Door
Upon Myself. Penguin Books. New York, NY 1991. Oates, Joyce Carol. Last Days
 ...

Obsessions and Exorcisms in the Work of Joyce Carol Oates

Author: Denise Noe

Publisher: BearManor Media

ISBN:

Page:

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Joyce Carol Oates is arguably our most prolific and widely read serious writer today and certainly our most prolific serious woman writer. This brilliant author has garnered many awards since the beginning of her illustrious career. She has won First Prize in the O. Henry Awards, the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the National Book Award, the Lotos Club Award of Merit, and the Rea Award for the Short Story. The O. Henry Awards committee has given her a special award for unique achievement. Oates has proven herself a writer of the most awesome range: a master of the short story and the novel, a poet and a playwright, a regular book reviewer and essayist. Oates is able to believably depict rich, middle-class, and poor people, men and women, children, teenagers, and adults of all ages, urban, rural, and suburban environments, migrant farm workers, race car drivers, doctors, politicians, academics, attorneys, prostitutes, beauticians, ministers, housewives, models, and businesspeople. She writes in realistic, naturalistic, surrealistic, fantastic, and allegorical modes, often attempting (with extraordinary success) to synthesize them. Oates has hardly been the subject of critical neglect, although her almost unbelievably immense literary output makes it difficult for any critic to do her even a minimum of justice. However, in reading critical essays about her works, I felt something was missing. By focusing on individual books or pairs of them, most commentators neglect the way certain very specific themes recur throughout much of her massive body of writing. One of these, the victim's role in violent crimes, served as the launching pad for this book because it is one of several common threads running through Oates' fiction — and because it is the most morally troublesome of all her recurrent themes. The peculiar demands and beautiful rewards of art, the peculiar position of the white poor in America, the special problems of African-Americans due to their history of discrimination and exclusion in a white racist society, and the baffling morbidity inherent in sexuality — together with the superficially contradictory power of sexuality to heal — are other recurrent Oates themes that I follow and attempt to tie together in this volume. I can only hope that I have made a small contribution to understanding the work of this most accomplished of contemporary authors.

My First Exorcism

New york: Penguin books, 1985. riddle, John M. Eve's Herbs: A History of
Contraception and Abortion in the West. cambridge: Harvard University, 1997.
ristau, Harold. Understanding Martin Luther's Demonological Rhetoric in His
Treatise ...

My First Exorcism

Author: Harold Ristau

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498225713

Page: 180

View: 604

What the scientific community dismisses as a mental disorder, Christians have often labeled "demon possession." While classifications may offer limited help in explanation, the Reverend Dr. Harold Ristau explores the nature and meaning of demonic activity by drawing from his own experiences with exorcism. Ristau shares life lessons, spiritual applications, and religious wisdom from his personal encounters with the dark realm. Primarily intended for clergy, his reflections offer a springboard intended to stimulate critical thinking, challenge metaphysical presuppositions, and inspire a belated conversation on a topic that has traditionally been avoided, not because of a lack of empirical evidence, but due to the fear that it incites inside of us. Yet if the claims of the historic Church are true--that demons do in fact exist and seek our destruction--then an honest examination of the phenomenon, and its impact on the ways in which we live and reason, is an essential endeavor for any practitioner of the ministry of deliverance.

The Penguin Book of Ghosts

Parsons from several parishes gathered at Heytesbury for this exorcism, but
almost all of them were mastered by the ghost's power and could not keep up
their prayers. One, however, a certain Parson Smith, stood firm, and correctly
replied, ...

The Penguin Book of Ghosts

Author: Jacqueline Simpson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920742

Page: 480

View: 386

Shiver at the story of the malevolent apparition of 50 Berkeley Square no one has survived seeing. Listen for the tapping cane, when Jeremy Bentham’s mummified body walks through the corridors of University College. Watch out for the Roman centurion who still patrols the causeway linking Mersea Island to Essex. Shudder at the ghosts of kings and queens that keep returning to their old home at Windsor. Beware the black dog of Shap Fell: a sighting presages fatal accidents. England’s history echoes with stories of unquiet spirits and hauntings, of headless highwaymen and grey ladies, of premonitions of death and indelible blood-stains. Here, county by county and place by place, Jennifer Westwood and Jacqueline Simpson gather together all the most interesting supernatural tales from The Lore of the Land. From a ghostly army marching across Cumbria to landlords’ appeals against rates (because no one will rent their haunted house), from the phantom hitchhiker of the Blackwall Tunnel to Francis Drake’s drum summoning him when England is in danger, these fascinating and unforgettable stories are part of our legendary past – and present.

The Merciless II The Exorcism of Sofia Flores

Danielle Vega—YA’s answer to Stephen King—once again brings major scares in the spine-tingling sequel to horror hit The Merciless, which MTV calls “Mean Girls meets The Exorcist.” Sofia is still processing the horrific truth of ...

The Merciless II  The Exorcism of Sofia Flores

Author: Danielle Vega

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101631333

Page: 320

View: 764

Danielle Vega—YA’s answer to Stephen King—once again brings major scares in the spine-tingling sequel to horror hit The Merciless, which MTV calls “Mean Girls meets The Exorcist.” Sofia is still processing the horrific truth of what happened when she and three friends performed an exorcism that spiraled horribly out of control. Ever since that night, Sofia has been haunted by bloody and demonic visions. Her therapist says they’re all in her head, but to Sofia they feel chillingly real. She just wants to get out of town, start fresh someplace else . . . until her mother dies suddenly, and Sofia gets her wish. Sofia is sent to St. Mary’s, a creepy Catholic boarding school in Mississippi. There, seemingly everyone is doing penance for something, most of all the mysterious Jude, for whom Sofia can’t help feeling an unshakeable attraction. But when Sofia and Jude confide in each other about their pasts, something flips in him. He becomes convinced that Sofia is possessed by the devil. . . . Is an exorcism the only way to save her eternal soul? Readers won’t be able to look away from this terrifying read full of twists and turns that will leave them wondering, Is there evil in all of us?

Demons Five Exorcists Nothing

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Demons Five  Exorcists Nothing

Author: William Peter Blatty

Publisher: Dutton Adult

ISBN:

Page: 177

View: 194

Jason Hazard, once a respected member of the Hollywood elite, finds himself, after a series of flops, known only as the husband of his very successful actress wife. 35,000 first printing.

The Penguin Book of Lies

We , the undersigned Doctors of the Faculty of Paris , touching certain questions
which have been proposed to us , are of the opinion that one must never admit
the accusation of demons , still less must one exploit exorcisms for the purpose of
 ...

The Penguin Book of Lies

Author: Philip Kerr

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 543

View: 329

Mysterium Fidei

London : Penguin Books , Ltd . , 1984 . Buck , Charles . “ Exorcism and the Bible .
Exorcism Through the Ages , St . Elmo Nauman , Jr . , ed . New York :
Philosophical Library , 1974 . Díaz , Daniel Martin . Triginta Uno Dies . Los
Angeles : La ...

Mysterium Fidei

Author: Daniel Martin Diaz

Publisher: Last Gasp

ISBN: 9780867196887

Page: 128

View: 136

Diaz's newest collection of art. His painting, prints and drawings are inspired by devotional folk art, which he blends with archaic imagery and old-world aesthetics, immersed in the passionate imagery of his religion, especially the New Testament. Broodingly personal...with a compelling, esoteric edge.' - LA Times'

The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

I must cast back for a moment ; although as I ' ve told you James readily assented
, in his wife ' s presence , to try exorcism , he modified that attitude considerably
when we were alone together later . He said , ' We shall have to go through with ...

The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

Author: John Anthony Cuddon

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN:

Page: 512

View: 549

Where is the boundary between the living and the dead, the natural and the supernatural, the normal and the paranormal? These 33 stories by such master authors as Wells, Zola, Kipling, and Spark, to name a few, will make your spine tingle!

The Penguin Book of World Folk Tales

... grand wazir of Baghdad . He will reward highly the man who can cure the
possessed girl , and that man will be yourself . ” . " But how shall I cure her ? ” . " I
will tell you upon one condition - that you do not again employ exorcism against
me .

The Penguin Book of World Folk Tales

Author: Milton Rugoff

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 734

View: 684

Healing and Exorcism

... Discussions and Conclusions of the First Missiology Symposium on Healing
and Exorcism-- the Nigerian Experience, ... J . P . Clark , “ Abiku " , in G . Moore
and U . Beier , ( eds ) , Modern Poetry From Africa , Penguin Books , 1963 , p .
117 .

Healing and Exorcism

Author: Ukachukwu Chris Manus

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 174

View: 485

The Schocken Guide to Jewish Books

The book was an exorcism , and as exorcisms will , it dealt in excess . The Breast
( 1972 ; Penguin Books , 1985 ) is a footnote . A Kafkaesque parable of an
English professor who is transformed overnight into a man - sized female breast ,
it ...

The Schocken Guide to Jewish Books

Author: Barry W. Holtz

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN:

Page: 357

View: 214

Customs, mysticism, Hebrew and Yiddish literature, and Jewish feminism.

The Penguin book of vampire stories

And he, the poor old priest, could only rock himself as he knelt there in the sand,
crying aloud his prayers and exorcisms to drown these dreadful sounds. Then
suddenly a small iron- bound chest was thrown up and rolled over against the old
 ...

The Penguin book of vampire stories

Author: Alan Ryan

Publisher: N A L Trade

ISBN: 9781854710062

Page: 621

View: 533

Taoist Rites of Exorcism

Taoist Books in the Libraries of the Sung Period ; A Critical Study and Index .
Oxford Oriental Institute Monographs , No . 7 . London : Ithaca Press . Lu Gwei -
djen and Joseph Needham . 1980 . Celestial Lancets ; A History and Rationale of
 ...

Taoist Rites of Exorcism

Author: Judith Magee Boltz

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 552

View: 124

The Penguin Book of Modern Humour

Don Carlo grinned at me without mirth but with a sketch of menace appropriate to
the words of exorcism he had uttered . ' That is excessive , ' he said . “ That goes
too far . I address a little demon only , and I will call it a demon of frivolity .

The Penguin Book of Modern Humour

Author: Alan Coren

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780140062090

Page: 486

View: 726

A collection of short humorous stories by 20th century British and American writers.

The Penguin Book of Women s Lives

... for the sufferers of mean guilts and for their exorcists , for Robert E . Lee Prewitt
, for the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and for this ... at Schofield Barracks or whether I
see the light as grave because I have 206 The Penguin Book of Women ' s Lives.

The Penguin Book of Women s Lives

Author: Phyllis Rose

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 826

View: 242

Selections drawn from autobiographies, journals and memoirs to give insight into women's lives - Bernadette Devlin - Helen Keller - Margaret Mead - Sylvia Plath - Simone de Beauvoir.

The Penguin Book of Witches Warlocks

With a last great effort I drove off the black clouds ; but feeling them to be the only
shapes I should see without passing into a trance , and having no great love for
them , I asked for lights , and after the needful exorcism returned to the ordinary ...

The Penguin Book of Witches   Warlocks

Author: Marvin Kaye

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN:

Page: 529

View: 862

This chilling collection of classic and contemporary tales of sorcery, in which witches and warlocks curse, jinx, hex, spook, possess, becharm, and bedevil their victims with mesmerizing black magic, includes works by Robert Louis Stevenson, H.G. Wells, L. Frank Baum, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and many others.

The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry

Part auction , part exorcism , with a creed of slogans . Part carnival with tee -
shirts , ice cream and the pipes . 9 Tonight I ' d like to feel like a non - aligned
nation . So many of our models were boring , corrupt . I ' d relish we ' d be quit of
them .

The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry

Author: John E. Tranter

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN:

Page: 474

View: 546

This broad selection of Australian poets begins with Kenneth Slessor, and offers a challenging view of 'early modern' poetry up until the 1960s. It also presents the decade of turmoil from 1965 to 1975 in a new light, identifying currents of energy among the young writers and balancing new reputations with old. The years from 1965 to the 1990s are revealed as a time of growing vigour and diversity.