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The term “colonial America” tends to conjure specific images, many of them unflattering. Puritans. Witch burnings. The massacre of Native Americans. One term that doesn’t usually spring to mind is “Bacchanalian revelries” – though that was exactly what 17th century travelers found when they visited Merry Mount, a small community

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Here at CVLT Nation, we’re obsessed with everything occult – just take a look at our features on witchcraft, the Left Hand Path, Satanism – or pretty much everything on the CVLT Nation Bizarre. So today we want to feed your mind’s eye with a rad collection of occult images that

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via Nowness Jab Jab represents the balance between mass action and mass joy: a recognition of hardships endured by slaves during the island’s colonial past and a celebration of the freedoms of today. Jab Jab is not a style, or a youth movement. It is a unique tradition, an expression

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While you may associate enchantment with the occult and a preference for social isolation with extreme metal, alternative hip-hop’s Wicca Phase Springs Eternal suggests that darkness can be translated through the beat of a different drum. Branching off from indie rock’s more conventionally alternative route (a truthful oxymoron), the man

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With reserved seating at capacity for The Fillmore in Silver Springs, MD the anticipation for Wardruna to finally grace the east coast with their signature neo-traditional Nordic folklore hymns was heightened evermore upon entrance into the venue.  The temperature inside was noticeably cold, with ambience already leaking from the house

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Deep in the forests of northern Germany lays the highest peak of the Harz Mountains, Brocken. It is here that in pre-Christian times the locals would eat magic mushrooms, give sacrifices, and dance around bonfires on the eve of May, all for the purpose of bringing in a fertile spring.

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