The music sometimes sounding like the exorcism of a multitude of demons, each one of whom was mightily resisting his expulsion.
The rite of exorcism is not quite as sensational as movies and legend might have one believe.
“Exorcists need to be certified to eliminate the practice of exorcism by untrained novices,” Taraborelli says.
Luke says that seven devils had "gone out" of her—presumably as a result of an exorcism performed by Jesus.
Not as exotic as it sounds: in New York, we have crystals, astrology, and exorcism salts.
Shakespearean scholars have pointed out the connection between the dramatist and the exposer of exorcism.
There was no new formula of exorcism, nor any untried enchantment.
He says: It is not the prayer that cures, but the praying person; not the formula, but the spirit; not exorcism, but the exorcist.
The effect of suggestion, exorcism, etc., should be tried and noted.
exorcism here is seldom practised, the working of a spell being the usual means employed for getting rid of the evil property.
early 15c., "a calling up or driving out of evil spirits," from Late Latin exorcismus, from Greek exorkismos, from exorkizein "exorcize, bind by oath," from ex "out of" (see ex-) + horkizein "cause to swear," from horkos "oath." Earlier in the same sense was exorcization (late 14c.).