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I am fascinated by the crossroads where organized religion and the occult meet, and one of the most profound places this happens is during the rites of exorcism. A religion that tells you that there is only one way to look at the supernatural, and yet tacitly cosigns the most

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Demonic possession has plagued human kind since we began recording our histories. The Abrahamic religions in particular thrived off of the fear of demonic possession in their flocks; but no organization took it further than the Christian Industrial Complex. To this day, most major sects of Christianity have official policies on

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In their longing to be the most devoted and the most pious, some people go to extreme measures. It seems that in the feverish desire to reach Heaven, it’s mostly women who put themselves in agonizing situations to satisfy God. It’s hard to explain why it’s mostly women that tilt

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One of the few male figures during the Salem Witch Trials of the 1600s was a man named Giles Corey. Born in England, Giles later immigrated to Massachusetts and became a prosperous farmer and a pious figure in the Salem church. By 1692, the trials had absorbed daily life in

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Women have long been associated with food, whether it’s as providers and preparers in the domestic setting, or as a sexual feast to be consumed. Our relationship with food is complex, and every woman I know has at some point in her life been questioned by herself and others about

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I don’t believe in demonic possession. I do believe in mental illness, and personally I think that demons are a convenient scapegoat for religion, taking the onus off the individual in cases of bad behaviour, or off of God in cases of actual illness of the mind. So I fall

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