The history of religion presents other examples of the degradation of holy to demonic figures on occasion of religious schism.
The gesture described was probably the same as that with which a Christian priest averts demonic influences from the heads of his congregation in the act of blessing them.
24, 26, 27), whose works in demonic possessions it is his function to destroy (Mark i.
Semler denied the reality of demonic possession, and held that Christ in his language accommodated himself to the views of the sick whom he was seeking to cure.
Kopbfiavmr), in Greek mythology, half divine, half demonic beings, bearing the same relation to the Asiatic Great Mother of the Gods that the Curetes bear to Rhea.
When the divine is most completely conceived as unity, the demonic is also so conceived; and over against God stands Satan, or the devil.
Alexander in his book on demonic possession maintains that "the confession of Jesus as the Messiah or Son of God is the classical criterion of genuine demonic possession" (p. 150), and argues that as "the Incarnation indicated the establishment of the kingdom of heaven upon earth," there took place "a counter movement among the powers of darkness," of which "genuine demonic possession was one of the manifestations" (p. 249).
A short cape, reminiscent of bat wings, adds to the demonic image.
opium addict and his wife had demonic problems.
There are some intensely vivid descriptions of the resurrection and the last day which must have exercised a demonic power over men who were quite unfamiliar with such pictures.
The Vedic deities of the nobler sort, the shining devas, the asuras (the " breathers " or living, perhaps to be identified with the Scandinavian cesir) rose above a vast multitude of demonic powers, many of them doubtless derived from the local customs and beliefs of the native races whom the immigrant Aryans subdued.
Still others suspect demonic origins to the phenomenon.
Shadow People: Often considered a dark force entity or demonic in nature, these ghosts can take the general shape of a being, but are sometimes seen as a globule of black smoke.
Speculation also exists that the cemetery and the surrounding area are used for demonic rituals.
The smell of sulfur is considered a sign of a demonic presence.
Marlena's personal and spiritual disruption opened the door for demonic possession.
Depending on the artist's inclination, these fairies may be more angelic or more demonic.
In such a way the imagery of the demonic becomes commonly accepted, banal and trite.
He had been a follower of Confucius and an opium addict and his wife had demonic problems.
animatespan>animating spirit - the demonic one - seems to have left him.
Demonic: Strong muscles and powerful attitudes show that these fairies aren't to be trifled with.
With a number of twists and turns the story winds to a conclusion that involves exorcism, multiple deaths, salvation and demonic trickery.
exorcism account suggest that the wind is caused by demonic agency.
In fact, they were plans to destroy it and unleash the imprisoned demonic hordes on Shannara itself.
kobold's face suddenly turns demonic, and CUSTER is left staring at him.) SCENE 24 (Night.
Even to the present levitation is often thought to be involved in cases of demonic possession.
C) Walk the streets, shouting at foolish parents who are leaving their children open to demonic possession and Satan's influence.
The demonic mask of the victim is being cut off by SCULLY using a scalpel.
With his disorderly band of accomplices - including a demonic, gun-toting tomcat - he immediately begins to create havoc.
This terrible intermezzo was no longer terrestrial, but was a cosmic and universal crisis in which the Messiah would emerge victorious from the final conflict with the heathen and demonic powers.
Nero was now a demonic monster from the abyss, and the ten kings no longer Parthians but ghostly helpers of Nero.
This work may, to some extent, be regarded as supplementary to Faust; it presents the lighter, more cheerful and optimistic side of Goethe's philosophy in these years; Graf Egmont, the most winning and fascinating of the poet's heroes, is endowed with that "demonic" power over the sympathies of men and women, which Goethe himself possessed in so high a degree.
A demonic shapeshifter bent on consuming countless souls, Shang Tsung is the organizer of the annual kombat tournament.
The Dark Legions, who were determined to use every Eredar race's abilities to achieve their goals, attempted to integrate the Draenie into their own demonic hordes.
Determined to survive, Kael the High Elf leader, taught the remaining elves how to tap into energies (including the darker demonic ones) to build up their strength.
The Exorcist: A teen is taken hold of by something demonic as her mother tries using the power of Christ to exonerate her.
The moment the planchette moved, Melissa, who had never used the Ouija board before, was convinced that it was demonic.
The woman and her fiancée should have remembered a key Ouija board truth; an elemental or demonic spirit cannot predict the future.
Some believe that the movie itself was responsible for several proclaimed demonic possessions.
In fact, another movie, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, was based on her story of demonic possession.
Is this the voice of demonic possession or mental illness?
Demonic 21st March 2006, 20:29 Originally posted by Shazz it looks dire.
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