Photos: Colombian priest claims to cast evil spirits from victims

Ring of fire: Gisela Marulanda, 23, who claims to be possessed by spirits, participating in an exorcism ritual in La Cumbre, Valle, ColombiaHealing hands: Hermes Cifuentes, who is also known as 'Brother Hermes', calls out Gisela Marulanda's 'demons'
Ritual: Brother Hermes places his foot on the chest of Marleny Munoz, 55, who claims to be possessed by spiritsBizarre: The 'possessed' are surrounded by flowers, lime and egg shells during the service
A real-life exorcist claims his services are in such high demand that he performs ten services a week. These bizarre images show willing participants smeared in dirt and surrounded by fire, limes and eggs, who have sought Brother Hermes’ help to be ‘healed’. The priest has been carrying out the ‘exorcisms’ in Colombia, South America, for the last 25 years and claims the ritual rids people of their evil spirits. 

Ignorance in full display!

In high demand: Brother Hermes carries out ten services a week - totalling more than 35,000 in his 25 years of practicing Devil of a job: Brother Hermes lays his hand on the stomach of Gisela Marulanda, 23, to reach her spirits
Superstitious: The participants clutch eggs and handmade wooden crosses while ribbons are tied around their fingers Mass exorcisms: Brother Hermes performs two exorcism rituals on Irma Beatriz (bottom), 46, and Marleny Munoz (top), 55, who both who claim to be possessed by spirits
Devout: Brother Hermes prays after performing an exorcism in La Cumbre, Colombia
He prays after the exercise