Berna and I grew up in the Roman Catholic religion. Back in those days, exorcism was defined by the Catholic Church this way:

“When the Church asks publicly and authoritatively in the name of Jesus Christ that a person or object be protected against the power of the Evil One and withdrawn from his dominion, it is called exorcism.”

Or, to put it in plain, simple language, We need to be protected against evil spirits, the devil. (Or “Satan,” if you like.)

Do you believe that? Here’s Spirit:


Let us begin our talk today with this: The Devil is a myth created by the human desire to project “evil” onto an outside force.

The “evil” we speak of here is the failure of humans to live the law of love. What does that mean? Simply, it means any thought, word, or deed not coming from love can be described as evil.

But this evil is not a powerful entity, as humans love to portray it—generally as the devil or Satan. You are simply projecting your own failure to be loving onto a mystical, outside force. Can you see the futility of that?

There is no need for exorcism. There is no need to banish Satan from your world, from your lives.

Copyright © 2023 by John Cali and Berna Copray
Edited by Berna Copray


In this National Geographic video, a Filipino exorcist. works with a young boy who’s supposedly possessed by an evil spirit.

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