The Possession of a Nun by Asmodeus
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
K T Oesterreich - Possession
During the famous epidemic of demonic possession at Loudun in the seventeenth century, one of the nuns was possessed by the demon Asmodeus:
Asmodeus was not long in manifesting his supreme rage, shaking the girl backwards and forwards a number of times and making her strike like a hammer with such rapidity that her teeth rattled and sounds were forced out of her throat. That between these movements her face became completely unrecognizable, her glance furious, her tongue prodigiously large, long, and hanging down out of her mouth, livid and dry . . . Monsieur [brother of Louis XIV who went to Loudun to see the possessed women] having desired to see all the devils which possessed this girl appear, the Exorcist made them come into her face one after another, all making it very hideous but each one causing a different distortion.