Possession, Demonical
Possession, Demonical
The control of a man's body — though never his soul — from within by evil spirits

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  • exorcism —    The expulsion of DEMONs and other unwanted spirits from a person or place. Rites of exorcism have been performed since ancient times as remedies against the negative or malevolent influences of spirits, such as the perceived cause of illnesses …   Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

  • demons and demonology —    A type of spirit that interferes in the affairs of people. The term demon means “replete with wisdom” and is derived from the Greek term DAIMON. The daimones were both good and evil and even included deified heroes. In most cultures, demons… …   Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

  • sacrifice — sacrificeable, adj. sacrificer, n. /sak reuh fuys /, n., v., sacrificed, sacrificing. n. 1. the offering of animal, plant, or human life or of some material possession to a deity, as in propitiation or homage. 2. the person, animal, or thing so… …   Universalium

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