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Saturday, February 13 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Exorcism in the Ancient World

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The existence of spirits was probably universally accepted throughout the ancient world. These spirits populated the heavens, underworld, and earth. Some were good and others, evil. Consequently, religious and spiritual techniques were developed to protect against the influence of evil spirits. Egyptians and Babylonians believed that various diseases and misfortunes were caused by evil spirits necessitating banishing through amulets and incantations. “Possession” refers to evil spirits entering into a person and would often require an exorcism – a ceremony for driving out those spirits by appealing to higher powers.


Tony Mierzwicki

Tony Mierzwicki is the author of "Graeco-Egyptian Magick: Everyday Empowerment" and a forthcoming primer reconstructing Classical Greek religion, "Hellenismos: Practicing Greek Polytheism Today". He has contributed to anthologies and magazines. He has presented workshops recreating... Read More →

Saturday February 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
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