Deliver us from Evil?
We exorcize thee, O' every
unclean spirit, satanic power, infernal invader, wicked legion, assembly &
sect; in the Name & by the power of Our Lord Jesus Christ (+); may thou be
snatched away & driven from the Church of God & from the souls made to
the Image & Likeness of God & redeemed by the Precious Blood of the
Divine Lamb (+).
The priest had been trained in seminary but nothing had prepared him for this. He focused on the words in the ritual, fully absorbing the meaning of every phrase, believing in every sign of the cross. But now, with each intake of breath his lungs were filled with the vile stench of the room. It made his eyes water and the lingering mephitis made him gag. The pure whites of the teenage girl's eyes contrasted with the filthy, scar covered body that lay before him. If it wasn't for the repugnant low pitched voice ranting obscenities he may have passed out. The tirade of cursing snapped him out of his stupor and he continued with the ritual of exorcism...
This is a course about Exorcisms and Possessions. Each topic section is full of detail regarding a different aspect of exorcisms/possession: history, famous cases, and skeptical explanations. Each topic section will contain notes compiled exclusively by Dr. O'Keeffe based on his research. There will also be links to documentaries and documents you can download. Although you can complete this course in your own time, each topic has a different focus for you to study. This will be aided by forums for each section in which you can share your ideas and research with other students. Each week you will have an online interactive lecture from Dr. O'Keeffe.
- Teacher: Ciarán O'Keeffe