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Fumigation of Exorcism


One of the most important rites during exorcism of an evil spirit, appears to have been the fumigation of the victim; and for this, various prescriptions are given throughout occult history. If it was difficult to dislodge the demon, a picture of him was sometimes drawn, which was to be thrown into a fire after having "been signed with the cross, sprinkled with holy water, and fumigated." At other times, if the evil spirit refuses to five his name, the exorcist fumigates the possessed one. A.G.H.



Source: 81, 176.