Lydia Benecke Sun, 1st November 2020, 5:00 pm Satanic panic - Halloween Special Satan's Return as a Conspiracy Myth? Geist Heidelberg, Lecture They are back, the dangerous Satanists who influence politics and society in the background. In a glorified enemy image of liberals, leftists, homosexuals and eco-ideologists, they often can’t be missing. Or have they never been absent? As a successful mixture of Satan, sex and violence, the “Satanic Panic” provides a pattern of media attention, at least since the 1960s, which works as a conspiracy myth again and again. Should we be afraid? Do sensational journalism and a suggestive scene of trauma therapists promote horror scenarios? How do we factually clarify instead of spreading panic? Renowned criminal psychologist Lydia Benecke is the author of books such as Psychopaths: The Psychology of Female Evil (2018) and appears on true-crime series such as Aktenzeichen XY…ungelöst! (ZDF) and Unsolved and Unforgotten (Sat1 Gold). As part of the International Science Festival – Geist Heidelberg. The event takes place only as a free online event in the YouTube livestream. Subscribe to our newsletter here to never miss a free daiHOME event. Culture remains free – the daiHOME free of charge. We are very happy about donations during this time.