Lizzy Rose is one of Australia’s leading specialists of exorcisms and has shared chilling footage of her latest ‘battle’ with a ‘heavily possessed’ man.
The darkened vision shows the middle-aged-man snarling and thrashing around while the Melbourne mum-of-five chants and pours a red potion over his body.
Lizzy says she has performed thousands of exorcisms on all walks of life, but she described this case captured inside a temple in her home last week as a ‘real battle’.
“It lasted over ten hours,” Lizzy, 48, said.
“The family of this man believe he has been heavily possessed since he was a child. He was very gentle until I started chanting. Then the change in him was horrific.
“He was growling and throwing chairs around. During the ceremony he was bleeding and frothing from the mouth. This entity did not want to give up its the host.”
The ceremony involved the man lying on a pentacle circle to be bound with rope while Lizzy circled around him wafting sage smoke over his body.
She then ran a large knife over his body – a symbol he is cutting ties with whatever has possessed him – before dousing him in a protection potion and ritualistically bathing him.
Apparently, it was a success: Lizzy said she managed to drive the demon out of the client’s body.
The man admitted to feeling “a little out of his body” after the ceremony and even suffered from memory loss, she claimed.
The eerie scenes are all in a day’s work for Lizzy, whose first brush with exorcisms came when her mother subjected her to one at just four-years-old.
Fascinated, she delved deeper into the world of the occult until the age of 22, when she started performing the Pagan rite herself.
“I think this kind of work chooses you, rather than the other way around,” Lizzy said.
“I was fascinated with magic from a young age but it wasn’t until my early twenties I was pronounced a natural medium.
“It can certainly get dangerous. I’ve been physically attacked, thrown, bitten, punched and dragged. You always have to stay alert.”
Demand for Lizzy’s business is booming, she claims. The service generally costs $450, but in ‘extreme cases’ that last over six hours, or where the person is so possessed they cannot move, the price is $750.
She said she receives approximately 15 calls a day from people seeking the service, a rise she credits to the public’s exposure to crime in the media and a growth in mental illness.
Lizzy said it can be a challenge distinguishing between entities and substance abuse, mental illness, and other trauma – but this is normally determined in pre-screening interviews.
“We are much more exposed to crime and violence in movies etc. That coupled with the fall of the church has seen a rise in possession,” Lizzy said.
She had some words of wisdom for anyone hoping to keep demons at bay.
“Stay away from drugs. Don’t use Ouija Boards unless a priestess is present. And don’t attract dark energy.”
With additional reporting by Caters News.
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