The great exorcism

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byArthur Crane

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. THIRTEEN ADVERSE SPIRITS. The thirteen kinds of Influences adverse to the human race have many variations; or, as our ancestors felt those Influences, it would be more correct to say that each prince of darkness has many and differing imps in his train. Some people now call them "earth spirits," because they attack us here and now, on this earth, and because they do not inhabit some far distant hell, but work to make hell on earth. All primitive peoples feel the Influences and call them demons. Natives of the farthest distant lands have similar rites and similar beliefs about demons. For instance in Tibet, and in West Africa, and in Siam, and among the North Dakota Indians, the art of conjuring into puppets the "demons" is a recognized rite. The latest investigations of travelers to every primitive tribe in the world have been gathered together by Frazer and Ernest Crawley in their respective books, "Golden Bough," and the "Mystic Rose." To these facts they have added reports of old customs in various counties in England, Germany, France and Russia. As might be expected, the same Influences are felt everywhere, though called by different names in different places. The "Mystic Rose" is especially instructive. The fear of evil spirits enters into the marriage ceremonies of the South Celebes. The sedan chair in which a Manchu bride goes to the house of the bridegroom, is disinfected with incense to keep away evil spirits. In Russia all doors and windows are closed at a wedding to keep out the Influence of childlessness. Pontianak is the name given the Influence against childbirth by the natives of Amboina and Ceram. Maoris identify the flowing of blood with the evil spirit Kahnkahn. Among the Sonthals, evil spirits are everywhere. In Egypt the Gi...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. THIRTEEN ADVERSE SPIRITS. The thirteen kinds of Influences adverse to the human race have many variations; or, as ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217115276

ISBN - 13:9780217115278

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