Is this shit for real? (Rhetorical) It seems to me that Demonic Possession is just a psychological disorder. People imagine they are possessed. It can be due to "life events" or perhaps chemical imbalances or other associated disorders (Multiple Personality, etc). Thing is I was watching a programme last night supposedly showing a "real" Demonic Possession. What I found funny was that: The "Priest" said that the woman would need "a second and maybe a third exorcism." Now maybe I've misunderstood but isn't the whole point of an exorcism that the entity is removed on the first try. If nothing is removed then nothing has really excised / exorcised. So basically I think its bollocks. Does anyone here actually think Demonic Possession has a supernatural component? Anyone have any views on exorcism? I'm reminded of a similar story I heard of: An African (American) man was admitted to hospital afraid he was going to die. The doctors did every possible test and there was nothing physically wrong with him. But day by day he was visibly deteriorating. One of the doctors had grown up in a country mansion where they had a black woman servant. That woman servant was a believer and practitioner of Voodoo. Since the man thought he had been cursed, the doctors arranged a Voodoo ceremony in order to remove the curse from the man. After that, he became well. Not because Voodoo is real but because you can make yourself ill by thinking you are ill and you can physically manifest symptoms. Likewise, if you believe you are better or in this case if you believe the curse has been removed you can make yourself well again. Which is interesting in itself but it is not supernatural. Its a part of the human condition.