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William Peter Blatty on "The Exorcist"

From Novel to Screen

Author: William Peter Blatty

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466834803

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 385

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Scenes you never saw, dialog you never heard, the true story by the man who started it all. Includes the Academy Award winning screenplay. The original controversial ending of the novel. Many exclusive photos never published before. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Exorcist

Author: William Peter Blatty

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552156884

Category: Demoniac possession

Page: 363

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Father Damien Karras: 'Where is Regan'Regan MacNeil: 'In here. With us'.The terror begins unobtrusively. Noises in Regan's room, an odd smell, the displacement of furniture, an icy chill. Easy explanations are offered. Then frightening changes start in

Jesus the Exorcist

A Contribution to the Study of the Historical Jesus

Author: Graham H. Twelftree

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1610970608

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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That the synoptic writers believed that Jesus cast out demons and that such a role figured prominently in the Synoptics' portrait of him can scarcely be denied. And yet, only scant scholarly attention has been focused on Jesus' role as exorcist. Even less consideration has been given to the significance of Jesus as exorcist for understanding the historical Jesus. Now, in a provocative and insightful study, Graham Twelftree helps New Testament scholars move beyond such myopia. Twelftree examines exorcists and exorcism in first-century Palestine, assesses the New Testament accounts of demons and their demise, and explores the implications and significance of the fact that Jesus was indeed an exorcist. The volume appeared originally in the noted German series Wissenschaftliche Unteruchmungen zum Neuen Testament.

The Exorcist

Author: Willian Peter Blatty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Diabolical Possession and the Case Behind The Exorcist

An Overview of Scientific Research with Interviews with Witnesses and Experts

Author: Sergio A. Rueda

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476632510

Category: Psychology

Page: 265

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Reexamining the purported 1949 exorcism of a 13-year old boy in Mount Ranier, Maryland—the most famous and widely documented case in history—the author explores the subject of demonic possession in the light of science. Eyewitness accounts, unpublished photos and never before published documents from the archives of the Rhine Research Foundation provide fresh perspective on the events that inspired the novel, and later the film, The Exorcist.

Brynn, the Exorcist: Book One

Author: A L Fetherlin

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1452437084

Category: Fiction

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25 Underrated Horror Films (and The Exorcist)

Author: Paul Counelis

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105139328

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Page: N.A

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Legion

Author: William Peter Blatty

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429993623

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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From the author of The Exorcist -- Legion, a classic tale of horror, is back in print! A young boy is found horribly murdered in a mock crucifixion. Is the murderer the elderly woman who witnessed the crime? A neurologist who can no longer bear the pain life inflicts on its victims? A psychiatrist with a macabre sense of humor and a guilty secret? A mysterious mental patient, locked in silent isolation? Lieutenant Kinderman follows a bewildering trail that links all these people, confronting a new enigma at every turn even as more murders surface. Why does each victim suffer the same dreadful mutilations? Why are two of the victims priests? Is there a connection between these crimes and another series of murders that took place twelve years ago—and supposedly ended with the death of the killer? Legion is a novel of breathtaking energy and suspense. But more than this, it is an extraordinary journey into the uncharted depths of the human mind and the most agonizing questions of the human condition. The answers are revealed in a climax so stunning that it could only have been written by the author of The Exorcist—William Peter Blatty. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Exorcist

Author: Mark Kermode

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0851709672

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

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Inspired by an alleged real case of demonic possession in 1949,The Exorcistbecame an international phenomenon. A blockbusting adaptation of a best-selling novel, it was praised as deeply spiritual by the Catholic Church while being picketed by the Festival of Light and branded satanic by the evangelist Billy Graham. Banned on video in the UK for fifteen years, the film still retains an extraordinary power to shock and startle. The second edition of Mark Kermode'sExorcistvolume has now been updated and expanded; its publication completes a journey of discovery begun by the author in 1997. The new edition documents the deletion and recovery of key scenes that have now been re-integrated into the film to createThe Exorcist: The Verson You've Never Seen.Candid interviews with director William Friedkin and writer/producer William Peter Blatty reveal the behind-the-scenes battles which took place during the production. In addition, exclusive stills reveal the truth about the legendary subliminal images allegedly lurking within the celluloid.

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth Volume 14: The Exorcist

Author: Various

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1630083534

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 144

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Return of the Exorcist! BPRD field agent Ashley Strode attempts to purge a demon from a hundred-year-old exorcist, utilizing a deadly rite that sends both of them into a spiritual hell. When she returns, her commitment to fighting the forces of evil in the world leads her to a rural town where a demon-worshiping cult is believed to be kidnapping children. Collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Exorcism #1–#2 and B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #140–#142.

B. P. R. D. Hell on Earth

The Exorcist

Author: Mike Mignola,Cameron Stewart,Chris Roberson

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 150670011X

Category: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

Page: 144

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Cameron Stewart (Fight Club 2, Batgirl) writes and draws the two-arc story following Ashley Strode from agent-in-training to fully-fledged exorcist. BPRD field agent Ashley Strode attempts to purge a demon from a 100-year-old exorcist, utilizing a deadly rite that sends both of them into a spiritual hell. When she returns, her commitment to fighting the forces of evil in the world leads her to a rural town where a demon-worshipping cult is believed to be kidnapping children. Collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Exorcism #1-2 and B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #140-142.

This Thing of Darkness

Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness

Author: Richard Paul Hamilton,Margaret Sönser Breen

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042011380

Category: Philosophy

Page: 159

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Written across the disciplines of art history, literature, philosophy, sociology, and theology, the ten essays comprising the collection all insist on multidimensional definitions of evil. Taking its title from a moment in Shakespeare's Tempest when Prospero acknowledges his responsibility for Caliban, this collection explores the necessarily ambivalent relationship between humanity and evil. To what extent are a given society's definitions of evil self-serving? Which figures are marginalized in the process of identifying evil? How is humanity itself implicated in the production of evil? Is evil itself something fundamentally human? These questions, indicative of the kinds of issues raised in this collection, seem all the more pressing in light of recent world events. The ten essays were originally presented at the First Global Conference on Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness, held in March 2000, in Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. At the Interface/Probing the Boundaries seeks to encourage and promote cutting edge inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary projects and inquiry. By bringing people together from differing contexts, disciplines, professions, and vocations, the aim is to engage in conversations that are innovative, imaginative, and creatively interactive. Inter-Disciplinary dialogue enables people to go beyond the boundaries of what they usually encounter and share in perspectives that are new, challenging, and richly rewarding. This kind of dialogue often illuminates one's own area of work, is suggestive of new possibilities for development, and creates exciting horizons for future conversations with persons from a wide variety of national and international settings. By sharing cross-disciplinary insights and perspectives, ATI/PTB publications are designed to be both exploratory examinations of particular areas and issues, and rigorous inquiries into specific subjects. Books in the series are enabling resources which will encourage sustained and creative dialogue, and become the future resource for further inquiries and research.

The Exorcist

Author: Bob McCabe

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780711975095

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 190

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Published to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the filmâs release, this book explores the shocking truths and myths that surround the film.

Lessons Learned: The Anneliese Michel Exorcism

The Implementation of a Safe and Thorough Examination, Determination, and Exorcism of Demonic Possession

Author: John M. Duffey

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 162189021X

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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In 1976, a twenty-three year old German girl, named Anneliese Michel, died following months of exorcism sessions. Despite the fact that she had been medically diagnosed with epilepsy and manic depressive psychosis, two priests conducted numerous exorcism sessions and ignored her mental, medical, and physical condition. Doctors would later state that her cause of death was starvation and dehydration. Unfortunately, Ms. Michel's tragic death due to misdiagnosed demonic possession and negligently applied exorcism was neither the first nor the last of such negligence to occur. Complete familiarity with the spiritual elements of demonical possession and attack is the sole focus of most demonologists, exorcists, and clerical members of Christianity. Few clerics have a sufficient understanding of psychiatric conditions that may mimic the symptoms of demonic possession. The result has been catastrophic for many innocent people over the centuries. The overlooking or ignoring of a person's medical and psychiatric condition is the primary culprit behind misdiagnosed possession and botched exorcisms resulting in death or serious bodily injury. Father John Duffey, a New American Catholic priest, exposes the truth behind the young girl's death and renders a standardized approach to properly investigating suspected demoniacal possession, determining the existence of possession, and in the safe execution of exorcism/deliverance acceptable to virtually all denominations of the Christian faith. This book brings psychology, medicine, faith, legality, and safety together for the first time in order to enhance evaluation accuracy, demonic expulsion, wellbeing for the afflicted, and safety for all involved parties.

American Horrors

Essays on the Modern American Horror Film

Author: Gregory Albert Waller

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252014482

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

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Since the release of Rosemary's Baby in 1968, the American horror film has become one of the most diverse, commercially successful, widely discussed, and culturally significant film genres. Drawing on a wide range of critical methods, this title examines individual films, directors, and subgenres.

Burmese Supernaturalism

Author: N.A

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412819015

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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Though the people of Burma, now called Myanmar, are formally Buddhist, their folk religion a type of animism or supernaturalism is so unlike classical Buddhism that it seems contradictory. For years scholars of religion and anthropology have debated the questions: Do these folk beliefs make up a separate religious system? Or is there a subtle merging of supernaturalism and Buddhism, a kind of syncretism? In either case, how exactly does folk religion fit into the overall religious pattern? Melford Spiro's Burmese Supernaturalism has been one of the major works in this debate, both for its position on the "two religions" question and for its arguments concerning the psychological basis of religion. The book begins with an introduction to the study of supernaturalism. The next section of the work covers various types of supernaturalism, including witches, ghost, and demons. Other areas of discussion include supernaturally caused illness and its treatment, the shaman, the exorcist, and the relationship between supernaturalism and Buddhism. In the introduction to this expanded edition Spiro further develops the underlying logic of his argument and evaluates the most recent contributions to the field of the anthropology of religion. Burmese Supernaturalism is an intriguing study and will provide insightful reading for anthropologists, sociologists, theologians, as well as those interested in supernaturalism in Burma (Myanmar) and other cultures. Melford E. Spiro is professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of California, San Diego, where he founded the Anthropology Department in 1968. His other works include Gender and Culture, Oedipus in the Trobriands, and Culture and Human Nature.

The Redemption

From the author of THE EXORCIST

Author: William Peter Blatty

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748119590

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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THE REDEMPTION opens in the world's most oppressive and isolated totalitarian state: Albania in the 1970s. A prisoner suspected of being an enemy agent is held by state security. An unsettling presence, he maintains an eerie silence though subjected to unimaginable torture. He escapes - and on the way to freedom, completes a mysterious mission. The prisoner is Dimiter, the American 'agent from Hell'. The scene shifts to Jerusalem, focusing on Hadassah Hospital and a cast of unusual characters. All become enmeshed in a series of baffling, inexplicable deaths, until events explode in a surprising climax. Told with unrelenting pace, THE REDEMPTION's compelling, page-turning narrative is haunted by the search for faith and the truths of the human condition.

Jesus, the Galilean Exorcist

His Exorcisms in Social and Political Context

Author: Amanda Witmer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567427560

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Amanda Witmer presents an investigation of exorcism in the activities of the historical Jesus, particularly the connection between spirit possession and exorcism on the one hand and the socio-political context of first-century Galilee on the other. Witmer draws on research from the areas of sociology, anthropology, archaeology and biblical studies to illuminate this aspect of Jesus' career, as well as the broader social implications of spirit possession in those he treated and the exorcisms themselves. Evidence found in the strands underlying the Synoptic Gospels is evaluated using the criteria of authenticity and comparative analysis in order to establish early and historical material. Questions posed and answered concern the historical plausibility of Jesus' role as exorcist, the possibility that his own career began with a period of spirit possession, and the meaning that his exorcisms conveyed to his first-century audience. Thus, the methodology includes textual analysis, sociological analysis of general cultural patterns within which first-century Palestine can be fitted, and anthropological analysis of the plausible functions of both spirit possession and exorcism in agrarian societies.

Andrew Ross

The Exorcist and the Machines

Author: Andrew Ross

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub

ISBN: 9783775728935

Category: Art

Page: 34

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Cultural critic Andrew Ross questions the price we have to pay for the never-ending increase in efficiency and productivity and analyzes correlations between self-exploitation in the western economic system and the exploitation of the human workforce in Asia. Many freelance and creative producers spend all their waking hours on their laptops, which allows them to work anytime and anywhere, but which often leads to misconceptions about the advantages of freelance employment. Ross provides an example of the harsh labor conditions of the manufacturers of these machines in an investigation into the largest private employer in China, the Taiwanese company Foxconn, where a series of suicides occurred among the mostly adolescent workers.

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