Burntfruit's Personal ExperienceThis is an extract of the actual exorcism of Anneliese Michel whose story inspired the movie Exorcism of Emily Rose. Anneliese was a Catholic girl from Germany who was possessed by six different demons. As a result she received treatment for presumed mental illness which merely made her troubles worse. Priests were then brought in to exorcise her but they were unable to permanently expel the demons. She died in 1976 as she was unable to swallow nourishment. Many people fail to understand what happened, and tend to put the blame on the priests and parents. Such cases are rare, for Anneliese accepted willingly to suffer as a sacrificial victim for the sins of German youth as well as of those clergy who were tending increasingly to scorn supernatural phenomena. She became a living testimony to the existence of demons and this branch of the spiritual world. Her possession wasn't the consequence of a pact with the devil or a punishment for her own sins, but was assumed to make reparation for the sins of others. It is called a possession by Divine permission. We can consider her as a martyr of the Faith. She is not the sole such case, as a Frenchman called Antoine Gay, born in 1790 at Lantenay, had suffered the same kind of possession and priests could do nothing for him. The fact that the present Church has accepted that her case was one of mental illness is not a surprising development, Catholic Church believes less and less in such phenomena at present.
During an intense psychotic episode, I experienced being dead, being guided by demons, seeing ghosts, demons and angels. It was terrifying, exciting and disturbing.