Finally, my friends, the “Exorcism Trilogy” is complete!
The first was the Handbook of Exorcism and Deliverance, intended to walk the reader through the steps and process while avoiding some common pitfalls.
The second was Medieval Rites of Catholic Exorcism, a guided tour of exorcism procedures from days gone by, providing a basis for comparing and contrasting with the Grimoires, with which many of this site’s readers are more familiar.
This final book is a copy of my personal “scrapbook” (or commonplace book, if you will) of exorcism formulae and techniques that I use in my own practice, accompanied with notes and advice from the Medieval and Early Modern manuals as well as insights drawn from my own experience in the field.
This book can be used on its own by experienced exorcists, for whom it is primarily intended, and contains everything they’ll need in the tradition of the Manuals of the early modern period. Beginning and inexperienced exorcists are advised, as always, to refer to their mentor before attempting anything in this book. Beginners without a mentor are advised not to use this book at all, and to find a mentor as soon as possible.
Enough of my babbling. What does it say on the back cover?
This is NOT an “official” exorcism book.
This book is not sanctioned by Church authorities, nor does it only contain the same three or four methods you’ve heard about time and again.
Within this book are the forgotten traditions of ages past, the wisdom of exorcists through several centuries, and many methods that have been forgotten through falling into disuse. Also included are the personal thoughts of one present-day exorcist, and his methods when out in the field.
You will also find:
☩ Why the modern idea of demons having “legal rights” is not true.
☩ How exorcists should approach contracts with the devil.
☩ When and why a person should not attempt exorcism.
☩ How to deal with hostile spell-casters effectively.
☩ Masses and Hymns for exorcism, for breaking spells, and other needs.
☩ What pre-Vatican II Moral theologians have said about exorcism.
☩ The historical (and not-so-secret) relationship between Exorcists and Necromancers.
☩ Procedures for “aftercare,” after a patient has been delivered.
☩ Exorcisms for people, houses, animals, food, against witchcraft, succubi, incubi, and the Evil Eye.
☩ Procedures for interrogating a spirit, and getting it to stop laughing or lying.
☩ Multiple methods for the faithful to protect themselves.
☩ The Traditional Orthodox exorcism against Vampires.
☩ And much, much more!
Rites from the medieval period, the renaissance, the early modern period and the present are included, along with advice for what to do in specific situations the exorcist may encounter in the field, and what methods exist beside exorcism for countering the influences of evil.
Actually there is no back cover text (for aesthetic reasons). But if there were, then that’s the text you’d be reading!