This is a course about Demonology, the study of demons or evil spirits; also a branch of magic that deals with such beings. In religious science it has come to indicate knowledge regarding supernatural beings that are not deities. The Greek term daimon originally indicated "genius" or "spirit," however, with the advent of Christianity it came to mean a malevolent spirit entity.
This is an online course that covers 5 key Demonology topics from History & Religious Context to Classification and some classic Case Studies. Each topic section is full of detail regarding a different aspect of Demonology: history, famous cases, and skeptical commentaries regarding its definition. 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 access to a recording of a live lecture from Dr. O'Keeffe.
MONDAY 1ST JANUARY (INDUCTION WEEK)
MONDAY 8TH JANUARY (CLASSES START)
- Teacher: Ciarán O'Keeffe