The idea of people possessed by evil spirits against their will is as old as the hills. Often there is thought to be a special way a person has become possessed. It might be the result of a curse cast on them by a sorcerer, or some unfortunate mishap such as stepping over a dead body. Or the demons can have been invited, in a Satanic ritual. More often, at least in recent Christian tradition, there is no initiating moment that can be identified-they just find their way in, like disease. From Pearl Curran, a housewife living in St Louis, Missouri, who soared to fame in the second decade of the 20th century as the amanuensis of 'Patience Worth', a writer who had died in the 17th century, to victims of Dissociative Personality Disorder (thought to have inspired Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), this book examines demonic possession from every angle.
|Publisher:||Arcturus Publishing Limited|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Clytemnestra Torrington was ordained as a vicar in the Church of England, but abandoned the cloth in 1997 to become a full-time writer. She now lives with her cats on the edge of Dartmoor and she is working on a fictional account of the lives of the Christian saints reborn in the 21st century.