February 22, 2020
Real Exorcist, Father Gary Thomas’ answers 20 questions about exorcism, demon possession, the satan, spirits, spiritual warfare, mediums, the new age, the occult, the Catholic Church, and more. Fr Thomas’s story is chronicled in the book, The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist.
I sat with Vatican-Trained Exorcist Fr. Gary Thomas who is arguably the best-known exorcist in America. This interview was shot for the documentary film called Battling Darkness: Hollywood & the Rise of Exorcism.
“There’s never one demon, there’s always a gang… and demons are always looking for people with broken relationships or no relationships.” Fr. Gary Please go to www.battlingdarkness.com for the full-length documentary.
In this revealing documentary, leading voices from Hollywood and the Christian community, as well as psychologists and modern-day exorcists, discuss the mysteries of the demonic realm. Through a Biblical understanding and first-hand accounts, the film provides insights into the reality of spiritual warfare and offers keys to victory when you find yourself Battling Darkness.
Prior to 1973, Satan seemed all but gone, the casualty of a modernist mindset. But with Linda Blair’s disturbing performance in The Exorcist, Satan returned with a vengeance. Since that landmark film, audiences worldwide have been fascinated with movies about the spirit realm. However, given Hollywood’s tendency to take creative license, the question arises, “Is the visage of evil now presented Biblical or distorted?” And more importantly, how have these images influenced society’s consideration of spiritual warfare?
Battling Darkness is a thought-provoking documentary that examines these questions with objectivity and insight from psychologists, modern-day exorcists and leading voices in Christianity.