Hidden Cameras on Demonic Possession in India

The short documentary “Demonic Possession: An Inside Story” starts out by giving the staggering statistic that an estimated 16 million people suffer from mental illness in India. Many of the women suffering from mental illness are diagnosed with possession by spirits, and they visit street exorcists to rid themselves of their ghosts. One such exorcist is a computer scientist by day and a passionate exorcist in his spare time, taking fees of up to $1,500 USD for the treatment of his “patients.” In some places, people are chained up in a courtyard awaiting treatment for days or weeks at a time. The concept of possession crosses time and space, and this documentary is a fascinating chronicle of what it looks like today in India.

 

 

 

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation webzine and clothing.