The rite of exorcism in Colombia

Hermes Cifuentes 20 years helping his compatriots to get rid of the uninvited supernatural beings in their bodies. The report you will see photos taken during the rite of exorcism, which is still popular in the treatment of mental diseases in Colombia.

The rite of exorcism in Colombia

Brother Hermes at work - during the exorcism of the 28-year-old Claudia Gaviria.

The rite of exorcism in Colombia

The doctrine of evil or good spirits, having descended upon the people in shamanism existed long before Christianity. However, Christians believe, based on the Bible, the first exorcist was Jesus Christ, who healed many possessed,

The rite of exorcism in Colombia

Cross made from scrap materials, lime fruit, and eggs - these are some of the tools that Brother Hermes uses to expel evil spirits.

The rite of exorcism in Colombia

Ideas about exorcism have an ancient history and are an integral part of the beliefs of many religions and cults.

The rite of exorcism in Colombia

Obsessed during the ritual of exorcism - 55-year-old Eduardo Moreno.

The rite of exorcism in Colombia

Exorcism includes the following steps:
- Clarification of the way in which the devil has got into a man.
- Clarification of the name while denying spirit.
- Read prayers.
- Sprinkled with holy water.

The rite of exorcism in Colombia

According to Hermes, weekly refers to him not less than ten people who want to get rid of the disease or banish spirits.

The rite of exorcism in Colombia

The rite of exorcism came long before Christianity, and in the world today exists in many different denominations. Currently, the Catholic Church is preparing exorcists at the University Athenaeum Pontificium Regina Apostolorum. Exorcism is not denied, and Orthodox Christians, calling otchitkoy ritual, although the practice otchitki (exorcism) until recent times was extremely rare and exotic. The Orthodox Church has always followed the Savior's words: "This kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting" (Matt. 17, 21), we have a strict ascetic life.

The rite of exorcism in Colombia

In Judaism, there is a tradition of exile dibbuka. Dibbuk - the soul of the offender or the wicked, who can not leave the Earth and forced to become implanted in another person.

The rite of exorcism in Colombia

Modern medicine considers the obsession as a special case of mental disorder. So-called classic symptoms of obsessive characteristic of hysteria, mania, psychosis, Tourette syndrome, epilepsy, schizophrenia or split personality. In the case of split personality 29% "alter ego" considered himself a "demon." In addition, there is a form of monomania (a form of paranoia), which is called cacodemonomania demonopatiya or in which the patient believes that he is obsessed with one or more demons. Occurring healing through exorcism have been linked to the placebo effect and auto-suggestion. Some people who considered themselves to be "possessed", in fact, suffered from low self-esteem and narcissism and acted as a "demon possessed" to draw attention to himself.

The rite of exorcism in Colombia