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ArtFeaturedIllustrationPainting

Majestic, Twisted, Fragile, Powerful, Magical, Otherworldly, Haunting are some of the words that come to my mind as I gaze at the unreal paintings of Luciana Lupe Vasconcelos. This self-taught artist creates paintings that are brimming with occult mysteries that will leave you with a grand sense of amazement.  I love

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CvltureHistory

“Magnum Opus” or “great work”; this is what ancient esoteric alchemists called the philosopher’s stone – the much sought after material that would cure the sick, give you eternal life and turn any metal into gold. Couldn’t possibly exist, right? As an actual substance that makes you immortal and transforms

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BizarreCvlture

Homo sapiens have been trying to transcend humanity since time immemorial, whether it was the Egyptian pharaohs entombing themselves along with their earthly belongings because they believed they would be there for them in the afterlife, or the Judeo-Christian belief that your soul will return to God in heaven after

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CvltureFeaturedHistory

In 1587, a book was published anonymously that retold the tales of great storied wizards such as Merlin and Albert Magnus, and attributed them to a man named Faust and his demon sidekick Mephistopheles. These stories were narrated humorously at Faust’s expense, but Mephistopheles was described in a more fiendish

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CvltureSocial Justice

I saw a lot of awful things watching the news during the Charlottesville “rally,” but one of the things I saw that got me thinking the most was how the Detroit Right Wings (based off of the Detroit Red Wings hockey team) had adjusted the Red Wings’ logo to have

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CvltureFeaturedFilmHistoryMovies

Movies and dark music go hand in hand. The list of bands who take their inspiration from horror films is legion. Doomsters like Electric Wizard, Beastmaker and Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats literally wear their occult horror influences on their sleeves (except for Trevor from Beastmaker, who refuses to wear

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