Their texts are apotropaic, exorcistic
, and curative, and resemble the typical incantation bowls that have been published thus far.
Sources of Evil: Studies in Mesopotamian Exorcistic
The Japan Academy and International Masanori AOYAGI, M.J.A Union of Academies (UAI) The Exorcistic
Festival in Chinese Issei TANAKA, M.J.A.
Ian Harris's article then points out that Cambodia's border obsession and xenophobia over neighbours' invading Khmer territory 'contain strongly exorcistic
and purificatory dimensions deriving from indigenous religious categories'.
And ritual unravelling completes the exorcistic
shadow play which tells the story of the Birth of Kala.
It is as if Carpentier pointedly conceives of a narrator who personifies both these aspects of the ethnographer's persona: the exorcistic
and the exoticist.
"Eventually only exorcistic
formulas that had long been in use were allowed, and more complex requirements and conditions were placed on the exorcist himself."
Although asserting itself through a wide range of forms, the 'chams is essentially an exorcistic
ritual staged by masked monks whose aim is to destroy the enemies of faith, symbolized by a human figure made of dough.
Among the topics addressed by the included papers are the provenance of the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, Jewish martyrology and the death of Jesus, the apocalyptic worldview and exorcistic
ministry of Jesus, Adam and Eve in Romans 1:18-25 and the Greek Life of Adam and Eve, the Pseudepigrapha and the problem of background "parallels" in the study of the Acts of the Apostles, the Parables of Enoch and the Revelation of John, and the reception of the Book of Daniel and Danielic literature in the early church.
The spirits' complete dedication to men is attested also by Girolamo Menghi, the well-known author of exorcistic
All these allegorical, mythical, and modish frames and frame-ups that we have been joyfully excavating from the plot of his developing literary and critical project, should not mislead us; it is both with them and yet in spite of them--thanks to the overflowing of metaphysical emplotments and exorcistic
drives--that Paz becomes a genuinely interesting and original thinker, not only of Mexican and Hispanic culture and tradition, but of contemporary Western culture at large.
However, its preoccupation with demonisation and its exorcistic
practices are found to bring Christianity into tension with family ties and other religions.