Supernatural: Fact vs Fiction
Part 1: Exorcisms
Exorcisms were used throughout Supernatural’s first five seasons, after that, they had disappeared for quite a few years due to new writers or some reason or another. In this fourth episode of Season 1 “Phantom Traveler” the full exorcism was recited. Parts of the exorcism are derived from Catholic/Christian exorcisms. Other exorcisms have been used throughout the show. Dean, for example, at the end of an exorcism added “Adios Bitch” to be Dean.
The original Catholic Exorcism was forty one pages and took a person thirty-five to forty-five minutes to fully read and was a prayer to Michael (the writers wanted to keep angel’s out completely in the beginning of Supernatural so this is one reason why this prayer was not used).
The first part (From Phantom Traveler):
“Exorcizamus te, omnis immundus spiritus
omnis satanica potestas, omnis incursio
infernalis adversarii, omnis legio,
omnis congregatio et secta diabolica.“
First part of the Catholic exorcism that matches this would be (roughly typed up) from Rituale Romanun from 1853:
“Exorcizamus te, omnis immundus spiritus,
omnis satanica potestas,omnis incursio
Infernalis adversarii, omnis legio,
omnis congregatio et secta diabolica“
This is one part of the prayer that is close, to be honest, the copy I found is really blurry at time and hard to read, so going through all fifty-one pages of the prayer is not going to happen. I’m sorry but I do not have the patient to go through that or over five-hundred pages or pure Latin, if anyone has enough motivation to do so, I’ll link the copy.
But, hey they are very close together right? Just some spelling differences here and there with “immundus” and “immunde” both still have the same meaning of “unlean” and both translations are roughly this:
”We exorcise you, every impure spirit
every satanic power, every incursion
of the infernal adversary, every legion
every congregation and diabolical sect.”
Now I’m going to make an assumption (so do not quote this) that the rest of exorcism from Supernatural is throughout the fifty-one pages or other exorcisms throughout history.
Part 2 is going to be on the devil’s trap (which should be up by Wednesday) this part took a lot longer then expected. This was on my original site as a different version which I could not find.
Found the Rituale Romanum here: https://www.reelz.com/extra/full-latin-exorcism-ritual/
Link to book:
Interview of a Exorcist: https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/interview-with-an-exorcist
Prayer of Michael (translation in English): http://www.boston-catholic-journal.com/complete-prayer-to-st-michael-the-archangel-pope-leo-13-from-the-rite-of-exorcism-of-the-roman-ritual.htm