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By Crusader1307

The ''Yaktovil'' was a form of Exorcism Ritual performed in Sri Lanka. The process involved a Person believed to be possessed by a ''malicious Entity'', being subjected to various dances and prayers – to removed the ''offending Spirit''. Typically, The Shaman would dress as a ''fierce Demon'', designed to ''scare'' the possessing Demon, out of the body (perhaps in fear of a more ''powerful Entity'' wanting to possess the same ''real estate'' – as it were). The Yaktovil Ceremony can take many days (even weeks).