DOC: OF EXORCISMS AND CERTAIN SUPPLICATIONS
Give the GMs warning when you plan to perform an exorcism — it requires a GM to be there. An exorcism requires at least two people to carry out — a priest and one or more assistants. All should be as pure of heart and free from sin as possible. The subject must be conscious, though they may be (and it is recommended that they are) restrained.... Document/File: .pdf, filesize: n/a. Filetype: pdf. Filename: of-exorcisms-and-certain-supplications. Title: Of Exorcisms and Certain Supplications. 2014.
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... AROUND 1530, THE SPANISH FRANCISCAN REFORMER PEDRO CIRUELO WROTE: ‘IN ORDER TO CREATE GREATER CONFUSION, THE DEVIL HAS INVENTED CERTAIN EXORCISMS QUITE SIMILAR TO THOSE USED BY THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH AGAINST DEMONS WHO ARE RELUCTANT TO ABANDON HUMAN BODIES.’1 THIS OBSERVATION ENCAPSULATES THE PROBLEM OF EXORCISM FOR THE EARLY MODERN CATHOLIC CHURCH: THE DEVIL WAS THE APE OF GOD, AND COULD HOLD SWAY WHEN UNTUTORED OBSERVATION ALLOWED HIM THE OPPORTUNITY TO IMITATE HOLINESS. ...