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Prosecuting a Poltergeist: The Defamation Trial of the Curé of Cideville

“These days, there are angry ghosts all around us – dead from wars, sickness, starvation – and nobody cares. So you say you’re under a curse? 2,424 more words

Anthropology

He Knows Where the Bodies are Buried: Gottlieb Pfeffel and the Billing Perplex

“Death is imposed only on creatures, not their creations, and has therefore always appeared in art in a broken form: as allegory” – Theodor W. Adorno… 1,976 more words

Anthropology

The Doppelganger is Ready for His Close-up

Miracle Max: He probably owes you money huh? I’ll ask him.
Inigo Montoya: He’s dead. He can’t talk.
Miracle Max: Whoo-hoo-hoo, look who knows so much. 1,232 more words

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EsoterX: Podcasts are the Retina of the Mind's Eye

The inimitable Greg Bishop and I discuss folklore as an early warning system, skeptics vs. believers (who often have the same ego motivations for their opinions) and the “phantom clown” phenomenon considered as a chaotic trickster manifestation, among other arcane topics. 11 more words

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The Devil’s Paparazzi: Spinello’s Unflattering Portrait of Lucifer

“A great portrait is always more a portrait of the painter than of the painted” – Samuel Butler

One of the great conundrums of man is whether others see us as we see ourselves.  1,161 more words

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Eternal Love and Other Supernatural Phenomena

“We have a love affair with the idea of the ‘natural,’ even though we, as a species, are about as unnatural as you can imagine” 2,345 more words

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