2013 Reprint of 1935 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "Begone Satan" follows two priests' ordeal with an exorcism of a forty year-old woman in Earling, Iowa. The women being exorcised is a forty year old woman who had been filled with the demons since she was fourteen years-old. At first the priests do not know the cause of the demons but later find out that both her Aunt Mina, who was one of the demons, and her father Jacob, also a demon, placed curses on her when she was young. She was a very pious woman but the demons prevented her from leading a normal life. She had been examined by doctors of all sorts to try and discover a reason for her behavior but none could be found. So she agrees to go along with the exorcism. The book is a battle between the forces of good and evil right from the start. As soon as the first prayer is said on the first day she jumped and clung to a wall in the church. For most of the book the woman is unconscious and the demons are talking through her. The priests encounter 4 powerful demons along with countless weaker demons. The exorcism lasted for 23 days. It was a very consuming process of all parties involved. In the book Fr. Theophilus is said to be in excellent condition but by the end he looks as if he aged twenty years. The exorcism is a trying time for everyone involved. It almost claimed the life of Fr. Steiger when Satan tried to scare him out of completing the exorcism. After over 3 three weeks, and lots of praying, the demons leave the woman.
Begone Satan! a Soul-Stirring Account of Diabolical Possession by Carl Vogel was published by Martino Fine Books in October 2013. The ISBN for Begone Satan! a Soul-Stirring Account of Diabolical Possession is 9781614274889.