posted on May, 25 2006 @ 09:57 AM
In answer to the question: yes.
Several years ago, I assisted in a minor way a small, select group who attempted to exorcise a woman. The exorcists chose -- for reasons not fully
explained -- to conduct the ritual in the woman's absence. They used a 'proxy'. All involved in the exorcism were of good intent and character
and were experienced to varying degrees. Unfortunately, the leaders did not believe in the concept of 'evil' -- only in 'misguided/lost spirits'.
The woman they were attempting to 'save' had demonstrated disturbing behaviours since childhood, but these began escalating when she was in her late
20's. All dreadful stuff.
The woman in question had long practiced 'new age' philosophies and bullied and coerced those she knew into becoming involved. Anyone who resisted
her control was 'punished'. This woman was very vengeful. She was member of a group who fancied themselves to be modern day witches. The met
regularly, chanted, cast spells, stuck pins in effigies, etc. She had a violent temper, appeared to harbour at least two separate personalities, and
was disarming & frightening by turns.
The exorcism was intended as a means of freeing this woman from what the exorcists believed was spirit-possession and generational curse. The
exorcists were confident of success.
Even though I knew very little about the rite of exorcism, it became my opinion, shortly after the ritual commenced, that the exorcists were in deep
water. They had chosen to conduct a 'new age' ritual, rather than the time-honoured Roman version. It was a deeply disturbing and frightening
experience. Had I known how it would play out, I would never have considered becoming involved.
Nevertheless, at the conclusion of the ceremony and even though exhausted physically and emotionally, the exorcists claimed they'd been successful.
They assured all present that the woman they'd exorcised would henceforth be free of the malignant spiritual influences which had plagued her.
I departed and returned to my everyday life. It was a busy afternoon and it wasn't until mid-evening that I had time to unwind. At about 9.30pm, I
commenced watching a tv show of particular interest. I was completely absorbed in the programme and sprawled on the carpet in front of the tv in dim
light, when I vaguely sensed a presence in the room behind me. Fully absorbed, I did my best to ignore it, believing it was simply a family member
who'd walked into the kitchen.
Moments later, I again registered someone's presence behind me, and again, I pushed it aside. Finally, the sensation that I was not alone forced me
to turn and look behind me. I was annoyed by this interruption and still believed that all I would find would be a family member wandering across the
When I swung around however, there was a tall entity-- tall, male, shrouded -- standing a few metres behind me. It spoke. The voice was the most
powerful & authoritative I've ever heard. It said: ' You've got rid of the rest of them. Now you have me to deal with. '
Next I knew, I was up above the entity, and behind it. I could see the back of it and could also see myself ... still sitting on the carpet in front
of the tv. Obviously, fear had caused me to leave my body. Next I was aware of, I was running from my home. I spent the rest of the night
elsewhere. It was a bad time.
The lead-exorcist suffered a rare and usually terminal form of cancer that year. He was a (well-known) healer by profession and managed to survive.
He ceased all involvement in healing & exorcisms and refused all contact from the woman he'd attempted to exorcise. She did NOT improve. The
exorcism had failed. I was (and remain) victim to attack by the woman concerned, after she learned of my involvement in the failed exorcism. I'd
like to believe it's finished. Time will tell. True & cautionary story.