Exorcisms

Anneliese Michel

Early life of Anneliese Michel

Born:1952,September 21

"When she was 16 , she suffered serve convulsion and was diagnosed with temporal epilespy." ("Anneliese Michel"..,2016)

Getting to know Anneliese

Finally, Anneliese began showing an aversion to religious iconography. An older woman, a friend of the Michel family, noticed this while on a pilgrimage with Anneliese. She said that Anneliese smelled “hellishly bad” and took her to see some priests. Many of them said Anneliese needed a doctor. However, one eventually said Anneliese needed an exorcism and an exorcism was eventually granted. ("Exorcism and...,2011)

History

Exorcism (from Greek ἐξορκισμός, exorkismos – binding by oath) is the religious or spiritual practice of purportedly evicting demons or other spiritual entities from a person or an area they are believed to have possessed. Durning these exorcisms house hold objects are thrown around,levitated,turned upside down, and broke.