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. 

START DATE: Monday 6th November

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 a lecture from Dr. O'Keeffe which is recorded and provided online to watch at your leisure. 


demon face in the shadows