Josephine has been teaching and writing about the Western esoteric tradition, as well as working as a consecrator and exorcist, for the past two decades. The Exorcist’s Handbook is a groundbreaking work that approaches the subject in a practical, thorough, and balanced manner (meaning McCarthy is deft at knowing when a bit of humor is required to break up the deadly serious nature of the text).
“Exorcism is a topic that immediately leads into a fog of sensational and paranoid religious expressions, in which any direction or clear vision is quickly lost. Josephine McCarthy slices through this fog with a brilliant sword of a book. While McCarthy is conversant with scholarship on the topic, and knowledgeable regarding many religious, esoteric, and other spiritual traditions, it is her hard-won experience as an exorcist which animates her writing. With good humor and common sense, all sensationalism is brushed aside, so that the student can get down to work. This is very much a “how to” guide, in which decades of experience are shared far more openly than any other treatment of the subject I have encountered.”
- Dr. John Plummer in Forward to The Exorcist’s Handbook
Josephine begins by providing an overview of her esoteric experience. Then she tells us she wrote the book to provide accurate, proven techniques for doing the work of exorcism. She shares her perspective on secrecy and the importance of approaching things with humor. We explore the non-religious nature of the possession phenomena, its similarity to mental illness, and some of the incorrect stereotypes that abound. Josephine also shares some of her amazing experiences performing exorcisms.
Stay tuned after the interview for a special message about the 100th episode.
Please join Josephine McCarthy in the Occult of Personality Membership Section for “A Vision of the Abyss” guided meditation!
The Exorcist’s Handbook by Josephine McCarthy
“Exorcism” Wikipedia entry
The Work of the Heirophant by Josephine McCarthy
Magical Knowledge Book I: Foundations / The Lone Practitioner by Josephine McCarthy
Magical Knowledge Book II: The Initiate by Josephine McCarthy
Magical Knowledge Book III: Contacts of the Adepts by Josephine McCarthy
outro music by Sol Surfers – “Terra Nocturne”