Friday, June 03, 2011

Exorcist cures the 'possessed' of Colombia in bizarre ritual ceremony | World Religion Culture and People

With willing participants covered in dirt and surrounded by fire, it is not exactly a conventional religious or spiritual ceremony. But the bizarre scenes are part of a 20-year exorcism tradition led by the mysterious ‘Brother Hermes’, who claims the ritual rids people of evil spirits.
Exorcist cures  Exorcist cures the possessed of Colombia in bizarre ritual ceremony
The Colombian exorcisms see people dressed entirely in white before lying across a stretch of dirt in between red and yellow marker posts. The 50-year-old spiritual leader, who real name is Hermes Cifuentes, also covers participants with black dirt from head to toe and makes them stand in a deep dirt hole during parts of the ceremony.
Exorcist cures the 'possessed' of Colombia in bizarre ritual ceremony | World Religion Culture and People

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