Friday, May 24, 2019


Exorcists are associated with expelling demons from the possessed. A related, but neglected category, is ghost-layers. Unlike an exorcist, a ghost-layer is associated expelling ghosts or poltergeists from a haunted house. Traditionally, exorcists are associated with Roman Catholic priests while ghost-layers are associated with Anglican country parsons. My immediate point is not to comment on the merits of ghost-laying, but draw attention to a neglected designation and curiosity of church history. 

1 comment:

  1. I've had encounters of the spooky kind before.

    In fact, I think the existence of the spiritual and supernatural world is much more taken for granted outside of the secularized West - including the existence of spirits.