Friday, July 13, 2007


Epipompē in Popular Culture

From my son:
Yesterday when I was mowing the lawn I was contemplating one of the recurring themes on your blog, the ancient idea about the fixed amount of evil in the world. I thought of two occurrences of this theme in popular culture. One was in Star Trek: The Next Generation, about an entity of pure evil, a sort of residue that was created by a civilization that tried to rid itself of evil.

The other was in the climax of the movie The Exorcist, when Father Damian Karras induces the devil to take possession of him in place of the possessed girl Regan, right before hurling himself out the window.

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