Elías Martínez
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Elías Martínez

Elías Martínez was born in 1983 and spent the better part of his early years living in a variety of timezones, having coffee with a guy that would eventually become his hometown's only axe murderer, and generally wasting time in a rather creative number of ways. He is a proud dad and professional accumulator. He also makes a mean margarita.

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Voodoo is originally an animist religion which originates in Western Africa (Togo and Benin mainly). As the slave trade within the French empire reached massive proportions during the 17th and 18th centuries, Voodoo spread all over the colonies, where it mixed in with other belief systems, whether from different parts

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‘It seems to me that the barrier between the immediate everyday reality and the world of ghosts, spirits, and visions—a parallel reality that people in the West usually only glimpse using psychedelics—is much thinner there. You frequently pass between one and the other without realizing. I don’t know whether this

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Jack Parsons died on June 17 1952, after being literally blown to pieces by an explosion that also destroyed his laboratory – he managed, however, to remain conscious after the explosion. Despite there being a number of different theories as to the cause – ranging from a simple accident to an obscure alchemical

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Like many southern European countries, Spain has a long and complicated history involving religious presence in social and political affairs – particularly, a very uniquely home-grown brand of passionate and fiercely devout Catholicism. This, coupled with the general underdevelopment and isolation that reigned over the country well into the 1980’s, led to

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