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John Middleton, the Accidental Warlock

“Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt” 1,483 more words

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Talking Heads: Automata and Artificial Intelligence

“The human being is a self-propelled automaton entirely under the control of external influences. Willful and predetermined though they appear, his actions are governed not from within, but from without. 929 more words

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Dead Reckoning: Robert Bruce Meets an Astral Projection

“I can call spirits from the vasty deep” – William Shakespeare

In 1828, a seasoned thirty year old sailor named Robert Bruce was serving as first mate on a three-masted sailing vessel (called a… 1,183 more words

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Smellie and Greenlaw: Heaven Ain’t All Harps and Hosannas

“From recollecting our dreams …we may learn to correct many improprieties in our conduct…to resist, in due time, evil habits that are stealing upon us: and to guard against hopes and fears which detach us from our proper concerns, and unfit us for the duties of life” 673 more words

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Don’t Bogart the Premonition: The Assassination of Spencer Perceval

“I used to be psychic, but I drank my way out of it” – Mark E. Smith

The Right Honorable Spencer Perceval (1762-1812) has the dubious distinction of being the only British Prime Minister ever assassinated.  1,486 more words

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Mother Knows Best: The Apparition of Lady Lee

“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. 1,995 more words

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The Devil and Doctor Freud: Satan and the Suspended Superego

“Do you not know that I am the Devil? All my life I have had to play the Devil, in order that others would be able to build the most beautiful cathedrals with the materials that I produced” 757 more words

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