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Inspired by The Loudun possessions this story tells of a group of supposed demonic possessions which took place in Loudun, France, in 1634. This case involved the Ursuline nuns of Loudun who were allegedly visited and possessed by demons:
In 1632, Sister Jeanne Agnes and sixteen nuns of the Ursuline convents, allegedly possessed by demons, threw convulsions and used abusive language. Father Jean-Joseph Surin exorcised the demons by inviting them into his body. He lost mental balance as a result. He inflicted injuries on himself and attempted suicide. Describing the plight, he said that he was unable to understand what happened to him when the unknown spirit entered his body. He got the feeling that he had two souls and that the alien soul constituted a second personality.
Father Urbain Grandier was convicted of the crimes of sorcery, evil spells, and the possessions visited upon the Ursuline nuns, based on the words of possessed nuns. Until the Aix-en-Provence possessions of 1611, the words of the possessed nuns would not have been considered valid evidence.

I was born South West of London, moved to the U.S. as a teen now living in New Haven, Connecticut. I‘ve always had an interest for art even as a child, but never had the opportunity for any formal or traditional training. So I taught myself to use different mediums. I left my passion for many years and two years ago I begin to draw and illustrate. This gallery is a show case of my art over the last three years .

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  • ChasSinklier
    ChasSinklierover 1 year ago

    Dang! They look like a tough bunch for sure ~:0) VivaChas!

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    – Ray Jackson

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 1 year ago

    Congratulations!! Superb Work!

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    – Ray Jackson

  • shutterbug2010
    shutterbug2010over 1 year ago

    Excellent work, very cool indeed! Congrats on the feature!!

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  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    02-07-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

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    – Ray Jackson

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingover 1 year ago

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  • John Ryan
    John Ryanover 1 year ago

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  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 1 year ago

    What an incredible story to go with this. It’s an amazing digital painting, Ray. Exceptional work. I’m so glad I caught it in your Host Hullabaloo!

  • Thank you for the comment Fran , at times I look to strange stories
    From around the world for inspiration , or I’ll do the work remembering
    Stories told to me as a child by the camp fire.

    – Ray Jackson

  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRoseover 1 year ago

    Excellent work and very interesting background information! Hope I don’t dream about them!!!

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    – Ray Jackson

  • Anna Ewa Miarczynska
    Anna Ewa Miarc...over 1 year ago

    Wonderful work!!! very impressed!!!

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    – Ray Jackson

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 1 year ago

    Excellent Image! 04/10/2013
    Absolutely gorgeous work of art and creativity!
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