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Calder, Andrew

Andrew Calder

Andrew Calder, (1964–2012 ) was an evangelical Episcopalian priest and EXORCIST. Andrew Calder was the founder and director of the Georgia Paranormal Research Team, which investigates hauntings and Demonic cases. Calder once lived in a haunted home, where he experienced paranormal phenomena. He has worked as a law enforcement officer for city and state agencies, and as a private investigator, …

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Father José Antonio Fortea

Fortea, Father José Antonio (1968– ) One of the foremost Demonologists and EXORCISTs of the Catholic Church. Father José Antonio Fortea is also a calligrapher, author, and parish priest. Fortea was born in Barbastro, Spain, in 1968. His father was an attorney, and Fortea expected to follow in his footsteps. He studied theology at the University of Navarre and received …

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Malachi Brendan Martin

Martin, Malachi Brendan (1921–1999) was a Catholic theologian and EXORCIST. Malachi Martin, a former Jesuit, gained popular fame with book about Possession and Exorcism, Hostage to the Devil (1976). In all, he wrote more than 60 religious books, including fiction. Martin was born on July 23, 1921, in Ballylongford, county Kerry, Ireland. He was educated at Belvedere College in Dublin …

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McKenna, Bishop Robert

McKenna, Bishop Robert (1927– ) Dominican bishop at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel in Monroe, Connecticut. Bishop Robert McKenna has performed Exorcisms, including at the haunted house known as the SMURL Haunting in Pennsylvania, and in Warren, Massachusetts, featured in the book Satan’s Harvest (1990). He has worked with Ed and Lorraine Warren, John Zaffis, and other lay Demonologists. …

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Molitor, Simon

Molitor, Simon (d. 1564) German EXORCIST murdered by his wife. Simon Molitor, of Hesse, Germany, made his living driving out Demons in Westphalia and neighboring areas and had a shady reputation for fraud. He moved to Osbnabruck, and after three years of questionable activities, the magistrate there decided to expel him. On February 9, 1564, Molitor quarreled with his wife …

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Pearce-Higgins, Canon John D.

Pearce-Higgins, Canon John D. is an Anglican clergyman and spiritualist known for his “depossession” work. Canon John D. Pearce-Higgins was former vice provost of Southwark Cathedral in London, and one of the founders of the Anglican Church’s Fellowship for Psychical and Spiritual Studies. He chaired its Psychic Phenomena Committee. He was knowledgeable about psychology and took care to rule out …

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Darrell (also Darrel), Reverend John

Reverend JohnDarrell (also Darrel) (16th century) : The Puritan minister John Darrell, caught in religious infighting between moderate Catholics, English Anglicans and Puritans, was convicted of fraud in May 1599, as a result of exorcising the Devil from the Demoniac William Sommers of Nottingham (see exorcism). Darrell was called to exorcise nine other people before Sommers: Katherine Wright in 1586, …

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Menghi, Girolamo

Girolamo Menghi (1529–1609) was a Franciscan friar and leading exorcist of the Italian Renaissance. Girolamo Menghi wrote extensively on Demonology and exorcism prior to the codification of exorcism rites in Pope Paul V’s Rituale Romanum in 1614.

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Surin, Jean-Joseph

Surin, Jean-Joseph (1600–1665) French priest and mystic who became involved in the Loudun Possessions of Ursuline nuns during 1630–34. Father Jean-Joseph Surin became possessed himself, and his health was adversely affected for the rest of his life. Surin was unsuited to deal with Demoniacs because of a neurotic temperament brought on by years of ascetic practices. He probably should have …

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Wickland, Dr. Carl A.

Dr. Carl A. Wickland, (1861–1945)a physician, and his wife, Anna, a Medium, were practitioners of persuasive Exorcism of discarnate entities. Using mild electronic current, Wickland said he could force a possessing spirit to leave its victim, enter Anna’s body, and then finally depart forever. A native of Sweden, Wickland immigrated to the United States in 1881. He married Anna in …

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