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Italian Exorcist Decries Rise of ‘Aggressive Satanism’

Italian Exorcist Decries Rise of ‘Aggressive Satanism’

An Italian exorcist has denounced a steady rise in demonic activity as more and more young people abandon traditional spirituality and dabble in the occult.
The weird history of magical ways to protect your home

The weird history of magical ways to protect your home

Last month, I posted about "witch bottles" -- containers of curious items like human teeth, fish hooks, glass shards, and undetermined liquid -- sometimes found in chimneys or inside walls of old
Animals stabbed and painted with satanic symbols causing concern in a British community

Animals stabbed and painted with satanic symbols causing concern in a British community

Recent occurrences of animals being stabbed and then painted with apparently satanic symbols has raised concerns among a community in Hampshire, England, that the incidents might be connected,
Inside Alan Moore's Head

Inside Alan Moore's Head

With The Watchmen now on teevee, I hope that many more people will dive into the magickal brilliance of Alan Moore who co-created the original comic in 1987 along with other seminal works like V for
Weird "witch bottle" found in former pub's chimney

Weird "witch bottle" found in former pub's chimney

In Watford, England, construction workers doing demolition at a former pub and inn found a weird bottle inside the chimney. Containing human teeth, fish hooks, glass shards, and liquid, the container
The mystical Kabbalah roots of natural language processing

The mystical Kabbalah roots of natural language processing

With Siri and Alexa, the computer science of natural language processing (NLP) is finally ready for prime time. In IEEE Spectrum, Oscar Schwartz wrote a fascinating essay linking NLP, "linguistic
The Day the Moon ate Saturn

The Day the Moon ate Saturn

1p>The solar system is flat! Kinda.Most of the planets orbit in the same plane; if you took a rocket and went, oh, 10 billion kilometers away in the right direction you'd see all the planets'
Looks like Marianne Williamson’s “occult task force” really came through for her last night

Looks like Marianne Williamson’s “occult task force” really came through for her last night

“No other Democratic candidate is utilizing chaos magick principles like she is." The post Looks like Marianne Williamson’s “occult task force” really came through for her last night appeared first on
“Oracular Creatures And Arcane Spaces”: Shadowy Animals Infiltrate Desolate Spaces In Illustrations y Jenna Barton

“Oracular Creatures And Arcane Spaces”: Shadowy Animals Infiltrate Desolate Spaces In Illustrations y Jenna Barton

Jenna Barton is an American illustrator and designer, who is passionate about design, animal forms, and the liminal spaces between...
101 | Time Warp

101 | Time Warp

Today's tour is all about time. Some wish they could go back and change their past, while others never give up on making their dreams come true no matter how late in the game it may be.

Merry Witchmas: Paganism, witchcraft and the holidays

Every year, millions of people all across the world celebrate Christmas, and it is easily one of the most popular holidays. For many people, the history of Christmas is directly associated with the
31 Photographers Capture Ghosts, Witches and Other Occult Phenomena

31 Photographers Capture Ghosts, Witches and Other Occult Phenomena

Curator Jon Feinstein compiles some of his favorite contemporary occult images.
'Other People's Showers,' Today's Comic by Stephen Maurice Graham

'Other People's Showers,' Today's Comic by Stephen Maurice Graham

Your friend's showers will always be harder to use than your own.

Fear and Soldering, an excerpt from Peter Bebergal's Strange Frequencies

I posted some pre-release interviews with Peter Bebergal about his latest book, Strange Frequencies: The Extraordinary Story of the Technological Quest for the Supernatural. The book examines the
A Canadian Woman Was Just Arrested and Charged with Witchcraft

A Canadian Woman Was Just Arrested and Charged with Witchcraft

Yes, Canada still has witchcraft laws, but they’re probably not what you think.

How to Make Mystical Halloween Candleholders

Photo by Amanda Kingloff Halloween is a holiday that comes in many shades—more so than just about any other occasion for celebration. It can be silly, gory, spooky, sexy, or mystical and elegant.

Author Peter Bebergal discusses his latest book, Strange Frequencies: The Extraordinary Story of the Technological Quest for the Supernatural

Boing Boing pal, Peter Bebergal, has a new book coming out later this month called Strange Frequencies: The Extraordinary Story of the Technological Quest for the Supernatural. In 2015's Season of the
Archaeologists found a child who was given a ‘vampire burial’ to keep them from becoming a zombie

Archaeologists found a child who was given a ‘vampire burial’ to keep them from becoming a zombie

When archaeologists discover remains that have been hidden for hundreds and hundreds of years there's a few things they might expect. Brittle bones, loose teeth, and other delicate artifacts are the
Dozens of Brooklyn 'Antifa Witches' Are Planning to Put a 'Hex' on Kavanaugh

Dozens of Brooklyn 'Antifa Witches' Are Planning to Put a 'Hex' on Kavanaugh

Armed with coffin nails, effigies, and dirt from a graveyard, they'll be casting a spell "all about causing suffering"—just in time for Halloween!
The Weird and Mystical World of Sleepwalking

The Weird and Mystical World of Sleepwalking

Throughout history, sleepwalkers have cooked meals, rode motorcycles, and committed murders—and it happens to far more of us than we think.