Grim Reality – Fernando Nogueira’s exorcism ward

In our series flourishing branches of the occult industry, I’d like to present some facts on the opening of an exorcism ward in Portugal, anno 2008. I found this article on Reuters, and though reading it brings clarification, it remains undetermined what type of demon this poor girl was possessed by. Here’s the story:

FAFE – Surrounded by clean hospital beds in his new Occult Sciences Center in northern Portugal, Fernando Nogueira makes exorcism sound almost mundane. afbeelding-15A metal plaque above one door says, matter-of-factly, “Exorcism room.” Inside, a pale, female patient lies under a blanket, a crucifix hangs on the wall alongside dozens of newspaper clips about Nogueira’s paranormal abilities. “She is suicidal. This is basically my emergency room,” says 46-year-old Nogueira, popularly known as The Sorcerer of Fafe. Fafe is the place where he started practicing trance mediumship, and later also exorcisms, around 25 years ago. Before that, he spent some time in a psychiatric clinic as a patient. There are six more rooms in Portugal’s first and only occult center with in-patient admission — and Nogueira plans further expansions. Patients normally stay up to three days. […]

Crucifixes and wooden statues of Catholic saints stand behind a large glass wall like in a museum in his modern reception office and a line of half a dozen patients forms outside. A testament to the sorcerer’s popularity. Nogueira pays his taxes as a parapsychologist although he considers himself a medium who communicates with spirits. The center functions in the backyard of his home and as a private, non-medical practice requires no special license, he says.

Although the Iberian country is strongly Catholic, popular beliefs in spells, witches and evil spirits have endured for centuries in the north, full of semi-isolated mountain hamlets. Nogueira’s center, where he receives over 300 people a month, is a novelty which certainly has its critics. Dr. Alexandre Castro Caldas, neurology and brain specialist and ex-President of the International Neuropsychological Society said the use of such faith healers can be dangerous. “Spirit possessions are inventions, they have no scientific basis. Sometimes people who have been treated by doctors for a long time turn to a person like that and stop taking prescribed medicines, which leads to some pretty bad results,” he said.

Nogueira argues that he never intervenes with a prescribed medicine treatment, only handling “the spiritual part.” He describes himself as a devout Catholic and most of the rites and prayers he uses are Roman Catholic. But he doesn’t think much of the Vatican’s own exorcists. “Priests have no spiritual power for exorcisms, only those with the same powers to contact the spirits as mine,” he said. The Vatican states that only priests are allowed to perform exorcisms and only with permission of the local bishops. […]

Nogueira says most of his patients do not require exorcism, the name for a process in which a spirit that possesses someone is cast out. Nogueira says exorcism is the last resort. There is no fee for staying in the center and Nogueira says people pay “what their conscience tells them.” His spacious villa and a big car suggest business is pretty good. He says that money is not the main reason he treats people. The work also helps to keep himself healthy. What I have is a gift and a grave spiritual disease. Before my gift was discovered by a Spanish medium, I used to land in a psychiatric clinic a lot because of faints I had when being close to those spiritually sick,” said Nogueira.



See the whole gallery


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

One Response to “Grim Reality – Fernando Nogueira’s exorcism ward”

  1. oliveira Says:

    Can i have his adress in portugal. i’m portuguese and my gran mother would like to go to fafe for see mr Nogueira because she is health thanks in advance

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: