As All Hallow’s Eve approaches, and the dark veil between the land of the living and the land of the dead lists, we in the Western world turn to concerns of all things supernatural.
But it is not just Halloween that propels people to be worried about how the spiritual plan can impede in this world of ours. According to the article below from The Huffington Post, people are continuing their concerns about the supernatural, and how it can influence their daily lives through the form of possession. Not only are these concerns continuing from tradition, but, according to some quoted in the article, they may be increasing.
Why would these issues be increasing? Could it be that the uncertainties and anxieties of our current age compel us to look for explanations from extremely external sources — from the spiritual plane, beyond our control? Could it be that four decades of exorcism cinema has led people to be more concerned that what they are experiencing is something Hollywood has shown us is real? Or is it just that a recent resurgence of exorcism cinema is because of the uncertainties and anxieties of our time?
What are your thoughts? Are demons real? Can demonic possession occur? Are exorcisms necessary to make people’s lives better?
Or are such beliefs just ways for people to cope with the fears in their lives? And could exorcism cinema films be just another way to cope?