Egzorcysta is a new monthly magazine in Poland dedicated to exorcism. Launched by Roman Catholic priests in association with the publisher Polwen, the first issue includes articles like "New Age - the spiritual vacuum cleaner" and "Satan is real." It also includes an exclusive interview with Captain Howdy. OK, that's not true. But the rest is, reportedly. From AFP:
"Exorcism boom in Poland sees magazine launch"
"The rise in the number or exorcists from four to more than 120 over the course of 15 years in Poland is telling," Father Aleksander Posacki, a professor of philosophy, theology and leading demonologist and exorcist told reporters in Warsaw at the Monday launch of the Egzorcysta monthly.
Ironically, he attributed the rise in demonic possessions in what remains one of Europe's most devoutly Catholic nations partly to the switch from atheist communism to free market capitalism in 1989.
"It's indirectly due to changes in the system: capitalism creates more opportunities to do business in the area of occultism. Fortune telling has even been categorized as employment for taxation," Posacki told AFP.
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