Poland’s Exorcism Boom Leads To Themed Magazine

Exorcists in Eastern Europe now have their own monthly trade publication. Via the Star:

With exorcism booming in Poland, Roman Catholic priests here have joined forces with a publisher to launch what they claim is the world’s first monthly magazine focused exclusively on chasing out the devil.

“The rise in the number or exorcists from four to more than 120 over the course of 15 years in Poland is telling,” Father Aleksander Posacki told reporters in Warsaw at the Monday launch of the Egzorcysta monthly.

Ironically, he attributed the rise in demonic possessions in what remains one of Europe’s most devoutly Catholic nations partly to the switch from atheist communism to free market capitalism in 1989. “It’s indirectly due to changes in the system: capitalism creates more opportunities to do business in the area of occultism.”

“Our hands are full,” admitted fellow exorcist and Polish Roman Catholic priest Father Andrzej Grefkowicz, revealing exorcists have a three month waiting list in the capital Warsaw.

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  • Little Buddy

    You can be exorcised by Hannibal Lecter?  Whoa, sign me up.

    • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

      I thought that guy looked like Tony Hopkins
      or maybe that Polish Pope, John Paul Ringo the 1st
      I wonder if they paid for the use of that copyrighted photo

  • kowalityjesus

    This is where atheists stfu and leave the room.

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    this fad is just one of the effects of the strain of the modernization of Poland
    it’s very common for humans to retreat into nostalgia & religion
    when confronted with rapid changes in social and physical environments
    there are no atheists in fox holes
    and modernity is the biggest war on humankind ever

    • just a visitor

      yup, the amount of people in my troll country that can’t really adjust to the system and all its “features” is crazy. more sad, parents, with one foot in “old, dark world” with children born in new one, with all these huge malls, internet, mobiles,
      cable tv and chinese food – this is even more crazy.

      I think most of those exorcists work with people above their 40, who don’t want to go to professional counselor, because they don’t want to admit that they have psychological disorders. The source of demonic possessions are demons, the source of disorders is most often fucked up childhood or anxiety of some sort. Catholic demons are easier to solve, right? You just need to call a nearest priest haha
      btw in Italy in 1999 number of exorcists grew from 20 to 300, catholic countries are just great :) i wonder if there is Italian newspaper like that.