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#1    Lotus Flower

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 11:24 PM

A few years ago I read a book by David St. Clair entitled "The Devil Rocked her Cradle", it was based upon the possession and exorcism of Emma Schmidt, the following link may be of interest to some people.

It is said that Emma Schmidt had been possessed most her life, according to "Begone Satan." Born in 1882, Schmidt's Aunt Mina was reputedly a witch "who had placed a spell on some herbs which she placed among the girl's food." A Capuchin priest, Father Theophilus Riesigner, performed the rites of exorcism on her the first time in 1912, but she became possessed again "due to the curses hurled against her by her wicked father." The Earling exorcism was performed in three stages between Aug. 18 and Dec. 22, 1928...

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:13 PM

Thanks for the link.  I don't believe I've ever read about that one.  I've book marked it for later.


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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:17 PM

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Thanks for the link.  I don't believe I've ever read about that one.  I've book marked it for later.

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I forgot to mention to anyone reading this Thread, in the David St Clair book, the name of the girl featured was called Mary Lawrence, but it is based on Emma Schmidt (just in case someone gets confused)

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:39 PM

Interesting - thanks for the link  thumbsup.gif


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Posted 22 August 2007 - 11:09 PM

Never heard of it either but a good read!

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 11:32 PM

This is the first time I heard of her...I would love to find the book and read the whole story...thanks for the link  original.gif  Oh good, Amazon has it...

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 01:00 AM

The voices with the compulsions just from that short read make me think of OCD.

Interesting little read!


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Posted 23 August 2007 - 01:47 AM

I've never heard of this either, but that is no surprise.
Thank you for posting it! I will have to buy the book by St Clair. Thanks goalienan, I was wondering and then read your post. Amazon it is. This sounds a lot like what went on in "The Exorcist". I thought William Blatty based his book on the exorcism of a young boy. hmm.gif

Like Coldethyl said, the compulsions to do completely irrational things also remind me of OCD, and people suffering from those type of thoughts should not think that they are possessed. Just thought I'd throw that in there, in case someone reading here was having those types of thoughts.


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Posted 23 August 2007 - 01:50 AM

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I've never heard of this either, but that is no surprise.
Thank you for posting it! I will have to buy the book by St Clair. Thanks goalienan, I was wondering and then read your post. Amazon it is. This sounds a lot like what went on in "The Exorcist". I thought William Blatty based his book on the exorcism of a young boy. hmm.gif

Like Coldethyl said, the compulsions to do completely irrational things also remind me of OCD, and people suffering from those type of thoughts should not think that they are possessed. Just thought I'd throw that in there, in case someone reading here was having those types of thoughts.

No, you were correct the first time Cyqe, The Exorcist was based upon a boy, this is a different case - albeit interesting thumbsup.gif

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 02:00 AM

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No, you were correct the first time Cyqe, The Exorcist was based upon a boy, this is a different case - albeit interesting thumbsup.gif


That's what I thought too. I was referring to this part of the article:

The third is a novel inspired at least partly by this exorcism and one other in Washington, D.C. The book is called "The Exorcist" by William Peter Blatty and it inspired a film of the same title, which is considered to be one of the most frightening horror films ever made.

So I guess he based it on both of them.

You're right it is very interesting. yes.gif


edited: because apparently my reading comprehension needs some work.

Edited by cyqe, 23 August 2007 - 02:02 AM.


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Posted 23 August 2007 - 03:40 PM

Thanks for the link, that was a great read.


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Posted 23 August 2007 - 03:43 PM

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Thanks for the link, that was a great read.

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 07:22 PM

Heres another link about the "Begone Satan" book.

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 07:52 PM

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Heres another link about the "Begone Satan" book.

EMMA SCHMIDT

Thelma, that was a most excellent link, thank you for posting it!

How did you find it?  

The things it was stating, regarding what happened during the Exorcism were frightening to say the least.  I don't think that anyone who had witnessed an Exorcism of this magnitude would be the same, ever again.

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 08:20 PM

MP I'm actually going to look for the book so I can buy it. It's a very interesting case.





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