Demonically Possessed Cats: Illustrated lecture with Dr. Paul Koudounaris

Date: Thursday, August 7
Time: 8:00
Admission: $8 (Tickets here)
Produced by Morbid Anatomy

**Copies of Heavenly Bodies will be available for sale and signing

Does your cat do things like:
– spit fire?
– speak in tongues?
– levitate?
– shape shift?
– wantonly kill people for no apparent reason?

This behavior may be more than simple bad kitty syndrome—your cat may be possessed by a demon. But don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, there is an entire history of demonically-possessed cats. Felines were once considered by theologians to be easy prey for demons, who could enter their bodies and wreck incredible havoc on mankind. And did you know . . . demonically-possessed cats are still believed to be with us today! Dr. Paul Koudounaris, author of the cult macabre tomes Empire of Death and Heavenly Bodies has immersed himself in the study of demonic cats, and will return to the Morbid Anatomy Museum to give a talk on this sadly neglected topic.

Dr. Paul Koudounaris holds a PhD in Art History (UCLA) and has taught classes at numerous universities and published in magazines throughout the world. He is the author of The Empire of Death, the first illustrated history of charnel houses and religious sanctuaries decorated with human bone. Named one of the ten best books of 2011 (London Evening Standard), it has garnered international attention for its combination of unique historical research and stunning photography. His latest book is Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs.

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