Exorcism & psychology
Psychological view of exorcism
A standard belief is that souls, spirits, and demons exist, which evil spirits will invade individuals and cause ill health, particularly psychopathic. Throughout history the popular technique for eliminating evil spirits has been some variety of ritual invocation or exorcism. The majority people at large individuals personalities have believed in an exceedingly religious plane of existence that somehow interacts with people in their existence Instead of dying out, belief in spirits, demons, and therefore the supernatural. Psychotherapy doesn't adequately treat the possession syndrome. for a few bedeviled people, the standard ritual of dispossession or story of "demonic possession" serve to create a lot of sense of their suffering than the scientific, secular, organic chemistry explanations and cognitive-behavioral theories proffered of late by thought medical specialty and scientific discipline. If psychotherapy as a healing of the soul (not simply the mind) is to survive and thrive into the longer term, our recent emphasis on psychological feature, behavior, genetics, neurology and organic chemistry should be counterpoised by the inclusion of the non secular and depth psychological dimension of human existence.
Differences between exorcism and psychotherapy
The main distinction between psychotherapy and exorcism is that psychotherapy is often a profane treatment for figurative, metaphoric "demons"--mental, emotional or psychological traumas, recollections or complexes. Whereas exorcism is takes the existence of demons quite virtually. Doing thus will have bound benefits in treating patients who believe the Devil, demons and exorcism, if for no different reason than the very spectacular power of suggestion. Somebody within the interior of an acute psychotic episode, as an example, is confused, disoriented and hyper suggestible. They urgently ask for some aspiring to suspend on to. Unless we are able to provide a lot of or a minimum of equally satisfying clarification of the patient's worrying expertise, it is, as clinicians well understand from operating with neurotic patients, extremely tough if not possible to rationally counsel somebody of his or her fervent conviction that they're victims of evil possession.
Exorcism in the light of Quran and Sunnah
The following verse of the Quran compares the state of sinners on the Day of Judgment to the state of those made insane by the Devil:275. Those who eat Riba (usury) will not stand (on the Day of Resurrection) except like the standing of a person beaten by Shaitan (Satan) leading him to insanity... (Translation of The Meaning of the Quran, Surah Al-Baqarah 2:275)Islamic scholars such as Al-Qurtabi cite this verse as proof against those who deny the possession by Jinn, or ascribe it to natural causes, as well as those who claim that the Devil (Shaitan) does not enter humans nor does he touch them. There are also narrations that the Prophet Muhammad and his followers expelled evil beings from the bodies of believers using verses from the Quran, supplications to Allah, and holy Zamzam water. This example is related by Ya'la ibn Murah: I saw Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) do three things which no one before or after me saw. I went with him on a trip. On the way, we passed by a woman sitting at the roadside with a young boy. She called out, 'O Messenger of Allah, this boy is afflicted with a trial, and from him we have also been afflicted with a trial. I don't know how many times per day he is seized by fits.' He (peace be upon him) said: 'Give him to me.' So she lifted him up to the Prophet.