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Recent events in Iran have culminated in the arrests of dozens of Sufi ascetics (referred to as dervish) who are protesting the unlawful imprisonment of thousands of Iranian citizens who took part in anti-government demonstrations. Despite the secrecy surrounding their order, dervishes practice living in extreme poverty while taking part

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Reflecting on goth’s evolution from punk, New Model Army singer Justin Sullivan told author John Robb, in Punk Rock: An Oral History, “I think that goth was a further reaction to a failed revolution – a search for something different and dark and quasi-spiritual. It was a kind of Native

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If Finnish deathrock band Masquerade isn’t already on your radar, don’t worry! There’s still time! You might recall their Blood Is The New Black EP from 2014, or perhaps Suzi and Jacques’ other band Virgin In Veil. Their first LP, Ritual, is my newest obsession. The LP was originally released on

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On alchemy, magic and TLC: A few pretty scrapes and witchy words with the high priestess of Mexico City’s tattoo scene   I’ve officially been waiting for about six months for my tattoo appointment with Christian Castañeda, but I’ve been Instagram-stalking her for two years. As I arrive at her

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When Cortez and his conquistadors arrived on the coast of Mexico in 1519, never before having seen or heard of tattooing, they were horrified to discover that the Indigenous people not only “worshipped devils in the form of states and idols,” but had somehow managed to “imprint indelible images of

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Heavy metal has always loved a good altar, especially when it’s accompanied by an occult ritual or two. The occult altar and ritual have played a huge part in the imagery of metal throughout the decades, whether as a religious affiliation, political statement or just for shock value. Here’s a

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